dysautonomia


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dysautonomia

[¦dis¦ȯd·ə¦näm·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormal functioning of the autonomic nervous system.
A congenital syndrome with aberrations in the autonomic nervous system function, including indifference to pain, diminished secretion of tears, poor vasomotor control, motor incoordination, labile cardiovascular reactions, frequent attacks of bronchial pneumonia, and hypersalivation with aspiration and trouble in swallowing. Also known as Riley-Day syndrome.
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Editor's Note: In addition to the gene associated with familial dysautonomia, the team observed alterations in 2,400 other genes, many of which have been associated with Parkinson's disease, in association with the administration of phosphatidylserine.
The most common patient diagnoses were found to be cerebral palsy (28%) and familial dysautonomia (14%), while all other diagnoses comprised 58% of the patients (see Table 1 for all comorbid diagnoses).
Modelling pathogenesis and treatment of familial dysautonomia using patient-specific iPSCs.
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Dysautonomia due to reduced cholinergic neurotransmission causes cardiac remodeling and heart failure.
To study the relationship between dysautonomia and the subsequent development of kidney disease, Daniel Brotman, MD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) and his colleagues examined data from 13,241 individuals enrolled in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, a prospective observational cohort of 15,792 individuals aged 45 to 64 years, drawn from four US communities.
In CSA related to central degenerative disorder, concomitant symptoms of the underlying disorder may be present; these may include ataxia, dementia, cogwheel rigidity or dysautonomia.
38-40) Other phenotypes have been reported: oscillopsia, primary ovarian failure, thyroid hormone abnormalities, hypothermia, microcoria, dysautonomia and acute evolution of the disease with death occurring in less than 2 months.
Children were excluded if they had been diagnosed with specific syndromes that are closely associated with specific stereotyped movements, including Lech Nyhan syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Rilez Day familial dysautonomia, fragile X syndrome, and Rett syndrome.