Autonomic Nervous System Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  title={Autonomic Nervous System Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis},
  author={Miroslav Vlcek and Jozef Rovensk{\'y} and Graeme Eisenhofer and Žofia R{\'a}dikov{\'a} and Adela Penesov{\'a} and Jana Kerlik and Richard Imrich},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology},
The sympathoneural and the adrenomedullary systems are involved in regulation of immune processes. Their impairment has been suggested in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, sympathetic response to orthostasis was evaluated in 22 RA females with <40 years of age and in 15 matched healthy controls. The testing consisted of stabilization period in supine position, legs-up position, 10 min of orthostasis and again supine position. In each of the body position blood samples were… CONTINUE READING
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