19th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club
Kauai, Hawaii

October 29-November 1, 2008

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2008

7:30 AM-2:00 PM

Satellite Symposium

5:00-7:00 PM

Registration/Welcome Reception & Special Poster Session

7:00-7:15 PM

Welcome - Dr. Italo Biaggioni

Advances in Pathophysiology

Chairs:  Horacio Kaufmann & Irwin Schatz

7:15-7:30 PM

Hypotension and cognitive impairment in the elderly
IJ Schatz, K Masaki, G Fujikami, R Chen, D Laurin, R Abbott, G Ross, H Petrovitch, L White, P Blanchette, L Launer
Honolulu, HI, USA

7:30-7:45 PM

SDS/MSA Research Award
Prospective differentiation of multiple system atrophy from Parkinson’s disease
A Lipp, P Sandroni, JE Ahlskog, RD Fealey, TL Gehrking, SD Weigand, DM Sletten, JA Gehrking, KK Nickander, W Singer, DM Maraganore, GK Wenning, CM Shults, PA Low
Rochester, MN, USA

7:45-8:00 PM

CCHS: Distribution of PHOX2B mutations in a large cohort
DE Weese-Mayer, CM Rand, DA Loghmanee, L Zhou, AS Kenny, LJ Jennings, EM Berry-Kravis
Chicago, IL, USA

8:00-8:15 PM

Neuronal source of plasma dopamine
DS Goldstein, C Holmes
Bethesda, MD, USA

8:15-8:30 PM

Time course of changes in vasomotor sympathetic activity during normal human pregnancy

Q Fu, TB VanGundy, S Shibata, DL Creson, BD Levine
Dallas, TX, USA

8:30-8:45 PM

Genetic markers for autonomic dysfunction in healthy children of Andean highlanders

L Huicho, C Qualls, G Xing, M Rivera-Ch, JL Gamboa, A Verma, O Appenzeller
Albuquerque, NM, USA

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008

7:30-8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00-8:45 AM

Plenary Lecture
Autonomic Clocks and Circadian Rhythms
Dr. Andries Kalsbeek
The Netherlands

Autonomic Control of Blood Pressure in Normotensive and Hypertensive States
Chairs:  Mark Chapleau & Wouter Wieling

8:45-9:00 AM

pH sensitive ion channels contribute to carotid body hypersensitivity in spontaneously hypertensive rats
ZY Tan, Y Lu, CA Whiteis, MW Chapleau, FM Abboud
Iowa City, IA, USA

9:00-9:15 AM

AAS Travel Fellowship Award
Spinophilin and blood pressure regulation
AC da Costa-Goncalves, J Tank, R Plehm, A Diedrich, M Todiras, M Gollasch, M Wellner, M Bader, J Jordan, FC Luft, V Gross
Berlin, Germany

9:15-9:30 AM

Muscle sympathetic nerve activity during mental stress: responders vs. nonresponders
JR Carter, CA Ray
Houghton, MI, USA

9:30-9:45 AM

FMS Penaz-Wesseling Travel Fellowship Award
Enhancement of vestibular ocular counter-roll with subthreshold stochastic resonance galvanic stimulation
MC Geraghty, BM Deegan, SJ Wood, JM Serrador
Boston, MA, USA

9:45-10:00 AM

Respiratory modulation and baroreflex control of heart rate after eight days in space
B Verheyden, J Liu, AE Aubert
Leuven, Belgium

10:00-10:15 AM

Lack of evidence for nitric oxide deficiency contributing to hypertension in humans
A Gamboa, LE Okamoto, A Diedrich, C Shibao, G Farley, SY Paranjape, D Robertson, I Biaggioni
Nashville, TN, USA

10:15-10:30 AM

Autonomic regulation of circulation profile in patients with severe left ventricle of heart myocardial hypertrophy depending on the blood pressure level
TA Lubimtseva, OV Mamontov, AO Conrady, OM Moiseeva, EV Shlyakhto
St. Petersburg, Russia

10:30-10:45 AM

Coffee Break

 

Advances in Autonomic Evaluation
Chairs:  Phillip Low & Max Hilz

10:45-11:00 AM

Tonic inhibitory influence of cerebellar cortex on the 10-Hz rhythm in sympathetic nerve discharge
GL Gebber, SM Barman
East Lansing, MI, USA

11:00-11:15 AM

Spectral analyses of cardiovascular control in spinal cord injured rats and humans
VE Claydon, JA Inskip, LM Ramer, MS Ramer, AV Krassioukov
Vancouver, BC, Canada

11:15-11:30 AM

Evaluation of a novel non model driven assessment of cardiac autonomic activity: response to combined graded orthostatic and heat stress
R Schondorf, J Benoit, M Genoulaz, MJ Lafitte
Montreal, QC, Canada

11:30-11:45 AM

CO2-NO axis: a novel pathway in mediating cerebrovascular vasodilatation
M Masoud, H Saher, B Brenner, A Roguin, G Jacob
Haifa, Israel

11:45-12:00 PM

Translating cardiac neuroimaging to clinical practice: a novel approach to neurogenic orthostatic hypotension
DS Goldstein, Y Sharabi
Bethesda, MD, USA

12:00-12:15 PM

The use of real-time ultrasonography in microneurography
TB Curry, MJ Joyner, N Charkoudian
Rochester, MN, USA

12:15-12:30 PM

Quantifying sweat gland innervation – a comparison of two novel unbiased methods
CH Gibbons, BMW Illigens, R Freeman
Boston, MA, USA

12:30-2:00 PM

Lunch & Poster Session I

DAVID H. P. STREETEN SESSION

2:00-2:45 PM

Streeten Lecture
Catecholamines 101
Dr. David Goldstein
Bethesda, MD, USA

2:45-3:00 PM

Streeten Travel Fellowship Award
The balancing act between sympathetic nerve activity and cardiac output: differences between young men and women
EC Hart, N Charkoudian, BG Wallin, TB Curry, JH Eisenach, MJ Joyner
Rochester, MN, USA

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2008

7:00-8:30 AM

Breakfast & Poster Session II

8:30-9:15 AM

Plenary Lecture
Pathogenesis and treatment development in transgenic mouse models of
multiple system atrophy and a-synuclein accumulation
Dr. Eliezer Masliah
San Diego, CA, USA

Diabetes and Autonomic Impairment
Chairs:  Felicia Axelrod & Roy Freeman

9:15-9:30 AM

Sympathetic and parasympathetic outflow imbalance is involved in blood pressure increase in db/db mice
AC Costa-Goncalves, J Tank, J Jordan, A Diedrich, R Plehm, FC Luft, V Gross
Berlin, Germany

9:30-9:45 AM

Insulin neuritis: can excessive glucose control impair autonomic function?
CH Gibbons, R Freeman
Boston, MA, USA

9:45-10:00 AM

Anatomical and functional changes in baroreceptor afferent, central and efferent components of the baroreflex circuitry in type 1 diabetic mice (OVE26)
Z Cheng, M Lin, L Li, C Huang, H Gu, B Yan
Orlando, FL, USA

10:00-10:15 AM

Attenuated baroreflex function in response to antecedent hypoglycemia – does this play a role in the mortality associated with rigorous control of diabetes?
I Bonyhay, G Adler, E Waring, H Failing, R Freeman
Boston, MA, USA

10:15-10:30 AM

Loss of coupling between cerebral blood flow and blood pressure in diabetic autonomic neuropathy
SJ Yeh, CC Chiu, BY Liau
Taichung, Taiwan

 

10:30-10:45 AM

Coffee Break

 

Orthostatic Tolerance, Syncope and POTS
Chairs:  Giris Jacob & Maria Hopman

10:45-11:00 AM

Head-up tilt induced vasoconstriction is preserved in dopamine-β-hydroxylase deficiency
JT Groothuis, J Deinum, JWM Lenders, MTE Hopman
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

11:00-11:15 AM

A steep fall in cardiac output is the main determinant of hypotension during drug free and nitroglycerine induced orthostatic vasovagal syncope
B Verheyden, J Liu, N van Dijk, BE Westerhof, T Reybrouck, AE Aubert, W Wieling
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

11:15-11:30 AM

Inadequate cutaneous vasoconstriction in the heat stressed human at the onset of syncopal symptoms during an orthostatic challenge
CG Crandall, M Shibasaki
Dallas, TX, USA

11:45-12:00 PM

Diminished diurnal variations of blood pressure in postural tachycardia syndrome
K Sato, I Biaggioni, SR Raj, D Robertson, A Diedrich
Nashville, TN, USA

12:00-12:15 PM

Low dose propranolol is effective at decreasing orthostatic tachycardia and improves symptoms in postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
SR Raj, I Biaggioni, BK Black, PA Harris, SY Paranjape, M Ramirez, D Robertson
Nashville, TN, USA

12:15-12:30 PM

One month of non-selective beta-adrenergic blockade treatment normalizes vasomotor sympathetic activity without improving symptoms during upright tilt in the postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
Q Fu, S Shibata, TB VanGundy, DL Creson, BD Levine
Dallas, TX, USA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2008

7:00-8:30 AM

Breakfast & Poster Session III

Skin and Peripheral Autonomic Function
Chairs:  Craig Crandall & Julian Stewart

8:30-8:45 AM

The cutaneous architecture of autonomic nerve fiber innervation
CH Gibbons, N Wang, R Freeman
Boston, MA, USA

8:45-9:00 AM

Intradermal angiotensin-II administration attenuates the local cutaneous vasodilator heating response
JM Stewart, I Taneja, N Raghunath, D Clarke, MS Medow
Valhalla, NY, USA

9:00-9:15 AM

Intradermal norepinephrine administration attenuates the local cutaneous vasodilator heating response
MS Medow, I Taneja, N Raghunath, JM Stewart
Valhalla, NY, USA

9:15-9:30 AM

A dynamic analysis of sudomotor function in a human model of small fiber neuropathy
CH Gibbons, BMW Illigens, R Freeman
Boston, MA, USA

9:30-9:45 AM

Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART) in HIV-infected patients with anti-retroviral therapy (ART)-associated neuropathy
M Boger, T Hulgan, A Peltier
Nashville, TN, USA

9:45-10:15 AM

Business Meeting

10:15-10:30 AM

Coffee Break

Novel Approaches to Treatment
Chairs:  David Robertson & Michael Joyner

10:30-10:45 AM

Enhancement of CGRP receptor signaling: a novel approach to improving autonomic regulation in normal and hypertensive states
R Sabharwal, Z Zhang, HM Stauss, FM Abboud, AF Russo, MW Chapleau
Iowa City, IA, USA

10:45-11:00 AM

Tilt training increases the vasoconstrictor reserve in patients with neurally mediated syncope evoked by head-up tilt testing
B Verheyden, H Ector, AE Aubert, T Reybrouck
Leuven, Belgium

11:00-11:15 AM

The effect of nitroglycerine and desmopressin on blood pressure, nocturnal polyuria and morning orthostatic tolerance in the hypertension of autonomic failure
LE Okamoto, A Gamboa, C Shibao, BK Black, SR Raj, D Robertson, I Biaggioni
Nashville, TN, USA

11:15-11:30 AM

Acute sympathetic vasomotor tone reduction with electrical carotid sinus stimulation in patients with refractory hypertension
K Heusser, J Tank, A Diedrich, S Engeli, J Menne, S Eckert, CGJ Sweep, N Krueger, G Franke, G Stoffels, FC Luft, J Jordan
Hannover, Germany

11:30-11:45 AM

Ongoing clinical trials of droxidopa. An interim update
H Kaufmann, C Mathias, R Freeman, P Low, D Robertson and the Droxidopa Study Group
New York, NY, USA

 

11:45-7:00 PM

Free Time

7:00-10:00 PM

Presidential Dinner

 

 

 

SPECIAL POSTER SESSION – Cardiac Sympathetic Neuroimaging
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
5:00-7:00 PM

Poster #S1

Differential diagnostic value of normal uptake but increased 123I-MIBG washout in Parkinsonism
Y Uchiyama, M Momose, C Kondo, K Kusakabe, M Iwata, S Uchiyama
Tokyo, Japan

Poster #S2

123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy is a useful diagnostic tool to differentiate early phase of Lewy body disease from other movement disorders
T Takeda, S Uchiyama
Tokyo, Japan

Poster #S3

123I-MIBG scintigraphy in PSP, CBD and IPD
M Yoshita, D Noto, K Takahashi, M Yamada
Kanazawa, Japan

Poster #S4

Myocardial sympathetic degeneration correlates with olfactory function in Parkinson’s disease
M Iijima, M Osawa, M Momose, M Suzuki, S Uchiyama
Tokyo, Japan

Poster #S5

MIBG myocardial scintigraphy in the diagnosis of dementia
J Nunomura, M Nishie, A Arai, Y Miki, M Baba
Aomori, Japan

Poster #S6

123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine myocardial scintigraphy and susceptibility weighted-imaging of the substantia nigra in patients with PD
T Maeda, K Nagata, H Toyoshima, T Kinoshita
Akita, Japan

Poster #S7

Longitudinal observation of MIBG myocardial scintigraphy in patients with multiple system atrophy
H Nagayama, M Ueda, M Hamamoto, K Tsukamoto, Y Katayama
Tokyo, Japan

Poster #S8

Preclinical investigation of 11C-phenethylguanidines as radiotracers for quantifying cardiac sympathetic nerve density with PET
DM Raffel, Y-W Jung, G Gu, RA Koeppe, P Sherman, C Quesada
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Poster #S9

PET measurement of cardiac and nigrostriatal denervation in parkinsonian syndromes
DM Raffel, RA Koeppe, R Little, C-N Wang, S Liu, L Junck, M Heumann, S Gilman
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Poster #S10

Importance of renal function of cardiac iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy for predicting prognosis of heart disease patients
T Furuhashi, M Moroi, H Hase, T Kunimasa, R Nakazato, H Fukuda, K Sugi
Tokyo, Japan

Poster #S11

Marked reduction of cardiac 123I-MIBG uptake in REM sleep behavior disorder compared with Parkinson’s disease
K Kashihara, T Imamura, M Ohno, S Kawada
Okayama, Japan

Poster #S12

Evaluation of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders using cardiac MIBG scintigraphy
K Marumoto, K Ichikawa, R Yamada, H Kikuchi, M Nakashita, K Matsumoto, Y Kageyama
Hyogo, Japan

Poster #S13

Translating cardiac neuroimaging to clinical practice: a novel approach to neurogenic orthostatic hypotension
DS Goldstein, Y Sharabi
Bethesda, MD, USA

 

POSTER SESSION I
Thursday, October 30, 2008
12:30-2:00 PM

Advances in Autonomic Physiology
Chairs:  Fetnat Fouad-Tarazi & Qi Fu

Poster #1

Alpha adrenergic contribution to the resting autonomic support of arterial blood pressure in healthy men versus women
AP Dutoit, JA Schmitt, EC Hart, N Charkoudian, BG Wallin, TB Curry, JH Eisenach, MJ Joyner
Rochester, MN, USA

Poster #2

Influences of gender on the interaction between sympathetic nerve traffic and central adiposity
J Tank, K Heusser, A Diedrich, D Hering, FC Luft, A Busjahn, K Narkiewicz, J Jordan
Hannover, Germany

Poster #3

Nitric oxide tonically modulates heart rate in humans
A Gamboa, LE Okamoto, A Diedrich, B Black, SR Raj, D Robertson, I Biaggioni
Nashville, TN, USA

Poster #4

Effects of atrial natriuretic factor on renal sympathetic nerve activity in anaesthetized rats
APM Yusof, S Farah Wahida, MY Nurul Hasnida
Penang, Malaysia

Poster #5

Cardiovagal and cardiac sympathetic contributions to respiratory sinus arrhythmia
R Schondorf, J Benoit, M Genoulaz, M Lafitte
Montreal, QC, Canada

Poster #6

Progesterone alters Schwann cell growth in culture
KA Pollard, T Chelimsky, LN Berti-Mattera
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #7

The pressor effect of water:  mechanism and location of action.
J McHugh, NR Keller, M Appalsamy, A Diedrich, J Jordan, SR Raj, D Robertson
Nashville, TN, USA

Poster #8

Heart rate variability during the Valsalva maneuver partially explains ethnic differences in blood pressure in a rural population in Hawaii
A Grandinetti, DC Chow, D Sletten, P Low
Honolulu, HI, USA

Poster #9

ACE genotype is associated with prolonged QTc in individuals with decreased heart rate variability during paced breathing
A Grandinetti, DC Chow, D Sletten, P Low
Honolulu, HI, USA

Advances in Laboratory Evaluation
Chair:  André Diedrich

Poster #10

Reduced heart-rate variability during the Valsalva maneuver is associated with decreased FEV1 and FVC
A Grandinetti, DC Chow, R Hoshide, E Fernandez, J Orr, B Brooks, EK Tam
Honolulu, HI, USA

Poster #11

Heart rate variability during autonomic blockade
AB Mehlsen, J Mehlsen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Poster #12

Use of wavelet analysis of heart rate variability in the differentiation of normal and emphysema subjects while at rest and during exercise
MN Bartels, AM Petrock, SS Reisman, RH Rockland, JA Downey, RE DeMeersman
New York, NY, USA

Poster #13

Analysis of cardiopulmonary dynamics using wavelet analysis methods
MN Bartels, AM Petrock, SS Reisman, RH Rockland, JA Downey, RE DeMeersman
New York, NY, USA

Poster #14

Oral leak size influences hemodynamic responses to the Valsalva maneuver
R Khurana, D Mittal, A MacArthur, NH Dubin
Baltimore, MD, USA

Advances in Pathophysiology
Chairs:  Vera Novak & Thomas Chelimsky

Poster #15

Heart rate variability in adults exposed to different levels of volcanic air pollution
D Chow, A Grandinetti, E Fernandez, J Orr, B Brooks, A Sutton, T Elias, R Hoshide, E Tam
Honolulu, HI, USA

Poster #16

Up-regulation of hemeoxygenase 1 in an animal model of takotsubo cardiomyopathy
T Ueyama, Y Tsuruo, K Yoshida, H Kimura
Wakayama, Japan

Poster #17

Markers of disease in familial dysautonomia; is there a phenotype in carriers?
G Gold-von Simson, M Leyne, J Mull, LM Rolnitzky, JD Goldberg, D Berlin, H Kaufmann, FB Axelrod, SA Slaugenhaupt
New York, NY, USA

Poster #18

Glucose homeostasis in younger patients with neurogenic orthostatic hypotension
JL Gilden, S Ubhayakar, K Bhesaniya, S Cherian, J Downs, J McAfee, S Tucker, T Valika, R Lakhani
North Chicago, IL, USA

Poster #19

Autonomic testing in patients with interstitial cystitis
E Heller, K McNeeley, CA Buffington, T Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #20

Co-morbid autonomic disorders in interstitial cystitis
E Heller, K McNeeley, A Alshekhlee, G Chelimsky, T Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #21

Validation of a survey of self-reported symptoms for the screening and diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome
JD Miles, T Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #22

Demographics and comorbidities of patients with complex regional pain syndrome
JD Miles, A Alshekhlee, T Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #23

Autonomic dysfunction in Allgrove syndrome
RW Shields, Jr
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #24

On-admission autonomic nervous cardiac tone predicts the success of myocardial reperfusion in acute ST elevation myocardial infarction
R Dragu, D Adam, M Kapeliovich, H Hammerman, G Jacob
Haifa, Israel

Poster #25

Microinjection of NMDA in the RVLM produces an enhanced increase in RSNA in rats with heart failure
KP Patel, X Liu, H Zheng
Omaha, NE, USA

Poster #26

Prevalence of OH in a nursing home and rehabilitation population before and after initiation of a standardized treatment protocol
SL Mader, D Hickam, K Adams, K James, W Schutzer
Portland, OR, USA

POSTER SESSION II
Friday, October 31, 2008
7:00-8:30 AM

Orthostatic Tolerance and Syncope
Chairs:  Satish Raj & Benjamin Levine

Poster #27

Role of head-up tilt and carotid massage in patients with unexplained syncope referred to an autonomic unit
J Freitas, E Azevedo, R Santos, C Abreu-Lima, MJ Maciel
Porto, Portugal

Poster #28

Diagnostic value of co-morbid conditions in neurally mediated syncope (NMS)
IT Jarjour, LK Jarjour
Houston, TX, USA

Poster #29

The hemodynamic pattern of the progressive orthostatic hypotension syndrome
C Podoleanu, R Maggi, D Oddone, A Solano, P Donateo, F Croci, E Carasca, C Ginghina, M Brignole
Targu Mures, Romania

Poster #30

The validity of “empty heart syndrome” in the pathogenesis of neurocardiogenic syncope
H Wang, C Kobzowicz, M Yerkey, R Christian, F Jaeger, F Fouad-Tarazi
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #31

Orthostatic syndromes are associated by sympathetic withdrawal as demonstrated by non-invasive autonomic monitoring
RR Arora, J Colombo
Chicago, IL, USA

Poster #32

Orthostatic tolerance predictors in patients with recurrent syncope
C Schroeder, J Tank, K Heusser, A Busjahn, A Diedrich, FC Luft, J Jordan
Berlin, Germany

Poster #33

Beta2-adrenoceptor mediated syncope during upright tilt in humans
Q Fu, S Shibata, TB VanGundy, DL Creson, BD Levine
Dallas, TX, USA

Poster #34

Neuroendocrine changes during head-up tilt and syncope
J Mehlsen, AM Lebech, A Kjaer
Frederiksberg, Denmark

Poster #35

Was Sir Thomas Lewis right?
LJ Norcliffe-Kaufmann, MJ Tellez, A Voustianiouk, S Lenina, H Kaufmann
New York, NY, USA

Poster #36

FMS Penaz-Wesseling Travel Fellowship Award
Initial orthostatic hypotension of the young is attenuated by static handgrip
DA Clarke, I Taneja, MS Medow, JM Stewart
Valhalla, NY, USA

Poster #37

Effect of posture on the autonomic responses to an inspiratory apnea
I Taneja, MS Medow, PJ Fadel, DA Clarke, JM Stewart
Valhalla, NY, USA

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
Chair:  Jens Jordan

Poster #38

Is postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) associated with syncope?
KJ McNeeley, A Ojha, E Heller, G Chelimsky, TC Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #39

Cardiac vagal control in POTS
I Bonyhay, J Chang, R Freeman
Boston, MA, USA

Poster #40

Neurohormonal and autonomic behaviour after head-up tilt in postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) patients
J Freitas, R Santos, F Boomsma, MJ Maciel
Porto, Portugal

Poster #41

Inflammatory cytokines are increased in postural tachycardia syndrome
LE Okamoto, A Gamboa, BK Black, G Farley, SR Raj, D Robertson, I Biaggioni
Nashville, TN, USA

Poster #42

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anesthesia: a series of 24 cases
JA Rabbitts, AK Jacob, PA Low, TB Curry
Rochester, MN, USA

Poster #43

Exercise training but not beta-adrenergic blockade treatment improves the renin-aldosterone response during prolonged orthostasis in the postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
Q Fu, TB VanGundy, S Shibata, DL Creson, BD Levine
Dallas, TX, USA

Pediatric Autonomic Disorders
Chair:  Gisela Chelimsky

Poster #44

Postural tachycardia syndrome and functional gastrointestinal disorders: a role for altered electrical activity of the stomach?
S Safder, T Chelimsky, B Braunstein, E Heller, M O’Riordan, G Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #45

The role of autonomic testing in elucidating symptom mechanism and guiding etiologic determination in a pediatric population
D Sukul, G Chelimsky, A Alshekhlee, TC Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #46

Analysis of treatment outcomes in relation to autonomic testing results in a pediatric population
D Sukul, TC Chelimsky, A Alshekhlee, G Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #47

The autonomic similarities between cyclic vomiting syndrome and migraine disorders
S Madan, A Alshekhlee, E Heller, K McNeeley, TC Chelimsky, G Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #48

Sleep apnea induces deoxygenation in familial dysautonomia patients
MJ Hilz, FB Axelrod, D Rapoport, I Ayappa, S Buechner, H Sczepanska, N Dimitrov, D Berlin, S Möller
New York, NY, USA & Erlangen, Germany

Poster #49

Non-psychiatric co-morbidities in pediatric functional gastrointestinal disorder: an area in need of exploration
S Safder, E Heller, T Chelimsky, G Chelimsky
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #50

Pain can obscure autonomic dysfunction in acute, acquired small fiber neuropathy in children
NL Kuntz, R Fealey
Rochester, MN, USA

 

POSTER SESSION III
Saturday, November 1, 2008
7:00-8:30 AM

Central and Peripheral Autonomic Disorders
Chair:  Peter Novak

Poster #51

Loss of dopaminergic neurons in the ventral periaqueductal gray in autonomic synucleinopathies
AM Schmeichel, GR Boone, P Sandroni, PA Low, JE Parisi, EE Benarroch
Rochester, MN, USA

Poster #52

Pupil reaction to olfactory stimuli in Parkinson’s patients and healthy controls
C Schrezenmaier Schneider, T Ziemssen, J Lötsch, B Schuster, T Hummel
Dresden, Germany

Poster #53

Image analysis based detection of sweat in the thermoregulatory sweat test
TE Prieto, WG Day, AC Barboi, SS Jaradeh
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Poster #54

Questionnaire based assessment of pelvic organ dysfunction in multiple system atrophy
T Yamamoto, R Sakakibara, T Uchiyama, Z Liu, T Ito, Y Awa, T Yamanishi, T Hattori
Chiba, Japan

Poster #55

The diagnostic and therapeutic implication of cardiac MIBG scans in cases of clinically uncertain parkinsonian patients
V Metta, B Corcoran, A Forbes, M Buxton-Thomas, KR Chaudhuri
London, United Kingdom

Poster #56

Time-frequency analysis of resting pupillary oscillations in small fiber neuropathy
K Chémali, W Nowak, A Hachoł, M Nakayama
Cleveland, OH, USA

Poster #57

Proximal leg fatigue as a manifestation of a neurogenic process with small fiber polyneuropathy predominance. Clinical, electrophysiological, autonomic testing and pathological data
A Barboi, M Collins, S Jaradeh, T Prieto
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Poster #58

Coexistent autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy and myasthenia gravis as a paraneoplastic syndrome in non-small cell lung cancer
B Black, A Peltier, S Raj, K Smith, P Donofrio, D Robertson, I Biaggioni
Nashville, TN, USA

Poster #59

Parasympathetic heart rate reserve in autonomic failure patients
J Tank, K Heusser, A Diedrich, FC Luft, J Jordan
Hannover, Germany

Poster #60

Association between orthostatic hypotension and supine hypertension in autonomic synucleinopathies
MJ Tellez, LJ Norcliffe-Kaufmann, A Voustianiouk, S Lenina, H Kaufmann
New York, NY, USA

Poster #61

Supine hypertension is associated with elevated serum creatinine in patients with pure autonomic failure
EM Garland, I Biaggioni, SR Raj, BK Black, D Robertson
Nashville, TN, USA

Poster #62

Spectral analysis of heart rate and blood pressure variability discriminates autonomic dysfunction associated with Parkinson’s disease and MSA-P
S Duerr, J-P Ndayisaba, M Stampfer-Kountchev, R Granata, W Poewe, GK Wenning
Innsbruck, Austria

Poster #63

Treatment of multiple system atrophy using intravenous immunoglobulins – preliminary report
P Novak, P Raven, BM White, A Williams, V Novak
Worcester, MA, USA

Poster #64

Autonomic dysfunction - who will provide the care?
D Turner
Collierville, TN, USA

Autonomic Reflexes in Normotensive and Hypertensive States
Chair:  Chris Gibbons

Poster #65

Role of the nucleus tractus solitarius in mediating cardiovascular and gastric responses evoked by auricular and body acupuncture stimulation
SP Zhang, X Gao, B Zhu, Y Li
Hong Kong, China

Poster #66

Serotonin innervation of the nucleus tractus solitariius (NTS) augments sympathetic and ventilatory responses to hypoxia
LH Kung, K Scrogin
Maywood, IL, USA

Poster #67

Cardiopulmonary reflexes influence on the circulation rapid regulation
OV Mamontov, AN Kalinichenko, AO Conrady, EV Shlyakhto
St. Petersburg, Russia

Poster #68

A new noninvasive method to assess adrenergic baroreflex sensitivity
W Singer, PA Low
Rochester, MN, USA

Poster #69

Paradoxical heart rate and muscle sympathetic activity modulation in a patient with isolated carotid baroreflex failure
A Diedrich, K Sato, SR Raj, JL Netterville, I Biaggioni, D Robertson
Nashville, TN, USA

Poster #70

Neuroendocrinologic change in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
H Kishida, S Koyano, Y Baba, Y Suzuki, Y Kuroiwa
Yokohama, Japan

Poster #71

Dysfunction of autonomic nervous system activity in schizophrenia
I Kishida, M Fujibayashi, S Tanaka, C Ishii, N Ishii, T Kimura, T Moritani
Kanagawa, Japan

Poster #72

Diurnal variation of orthostatic blood pressure control after ischemic stroke
L Desrochers, K Hu, M Selim, P Novak, L Lipsitz, P Zhao, V Novak
Boston, MA, USA

Poster #73

Hypertensive patients demonstrate low resting autonomic activity
RR Arora, S Gosh Dastidar, J Colombo
Chicago, IL, USA

Poster #74

Age matched attenuation of autonomic activity in both branches in chronic hypertension
RR Arora, S Gosh Dastidar, J Colombo
Chicago, IL, USA

Poster #75

Altered sympathetic and parasympathetic activity is associated in patients with chronic coronary artery disease
RR Arora, S Gosh Dastidar, J Colombo
Chicago, IL, USA

Poster #76

Altered autonomic activity with atrial fibrillation as demonstrated by non-invasive autonomic monitoring
S Nanavati, RJ Bulgarelli, J Vazquez-Tanus, S Gosh Dastidar, J Colombo, RR Arora
Chicago, IL, USA

Poster #77

Relationship between blood pressure, depression and anxiety. A step into the concept of psycobiotipo (mind-body relationship)
LE Medina, J Ospina, MA Lemos, G Cuartas, D Aristizabal, J Calle, M Gutierrez, Y Torres
Medellin, Colombia

Poster #78

Medellin Heart Study. Study design and distribution by blood pressure, including hypotension
LE Medina, D Aristizabal, J Gallo, J Ochoa, Y Torres, L Montoya, M Correa, R Restrepo, D Moreno, MP Correa, N Zapata, PA Gil, M Franco
Medellin, Colombia

Poster #79

Blood pressure characterization of essential hypotension and/or orthostatic hypotension
LE Medina, W Uribe, J Marin, G Montero, B Astudillo, MA Restrepo, J Bernal, Y Torres, M Duque
Medellin, Colombia

Poster #80

Hemodynamics of fibromyalgia syndrome
K Nagata, T Hasegawa
Hamamatsu City, Japan

 

This program is sponsored in part by unrestricted educational grants provided by the following.
This support is gratefully acknowledged.

 

 

Main Sponsor:

Chelsea Therapeutics, Inc.

 

 

Sponsors:

Innovision, Inc.

 

Award Sponsors:

Finapres Medical Systems
SDS/MSA Support Group