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Dysautonomia Research: Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Dysautonomia Research:  Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Everything herein is from a reputable, Peer-Reviewed Scientific/Medical Journal.  They may not always make for easy reading for the layperson, but they are the most vetted sources on dysautonomia (besides clinical autonomic textbooks).  Some articles may be behind a paywall; we hope it's better to know that an article that may be deeply of interest to you exists (and have to do the legwork to get it through interlibrary loan) than not to know at all.


Additions to this list are welcome; however, we ask that only reputable, peer-reviewed journal articles be listed here.  Other articles should be listed on the "Further reading on dysautonomia" health page, and will be removed/moved without notice if found here.  Please make every effort to stay consistent with the formatting herein.  (PM Heiferly or another CL for help with formatting.)  Thanks!  Note on classification system:  this varies from textbook to textbook so I just did my best here and the "primary, secondary, pan-" aren't exactly written in stone and may even change over time as the field progresses.

Overviews of Dysautonomia

Diagnosis/Autonomic Testing

Primary Dysautonomias:  Pure Autonomic Failure, Multiple System Atrophy, Familial Dysautonomia, Parkinson's Disease-related, Lewy Bodies

Secondary Dysautonomias:  Amyloidoisis, Diabetes, Dopamine β-Hydroxylase Deficiency, Fatal Familial Insomnia, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Sjögren Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injury

Pandysautonomias, Etc.:  Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Neurocardiogenic Syncope, Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia, Mitral Valve Prolapse Dysautonomia


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Overviews of Dysautonomia


Christopher J Mathias.  "Autonomic diseases: clinical features and laboratory evaluation."  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry, Volume 74, issue suppl. 3 (2003), pp. iii31-iii41.


Goldstein, David S., and Linda J. Smith.  The NDRF Handbook for Patients with Dysautonomias.  *further publication information not available on NDRF website, such as date of publication


David S Goldstein, David Robertson, Murray Esler, Stephen E Straus, and Graeme Eisenhofer.  "Dysautonomias: clinical disorders of the autonomic nervous system."  Ann Intern Med., Volume 137, issue 9 (November 5, 2002), pp. 753–763.































Diagnosis/Autonomic Testing


Vernino, Steven.  "Antibody testing as a diagnostic tool in autonomic disorders."  Clinical Autonomic Research, Volume 19, Number 1 (February 2009), pp. 13-19.



Kooijman, Miriam, Fleur Poelkens, Gerard A. Rongen, Paul Smits and Maria T.E. Hopman.  Leg blood flow measurements using venous occlusion plethysmography during head-up tiltClinical Autonomic Research, Volume 17, Number 2 (2007), pp. 106-111.





























Primary Dysautonomias

Suzuki, Keisuke, Tomoyuki Miyamoto, Masayuki Miyamoto and Koichi Hirata.  "The core body temperature rhythm is altered in progressive supranuclear palsy."  Clinical Autonomic Research,

Volume 19, Number 1 (2008), pp. 65-68.

Note:  Compares progressive supranuclear palsy to Parkinson disease, including autonomic function testing, to improve differential diagnosis thereof.


Sakakibara, Ryuji, Tomoyuki Uchiyama, Tomonori Yamanishi and Masahiko Kishi.  "Sphincter EMG as a diagnostic tool in autonomic disorders."  Clinical Autonomic Research, Volume 19, Number 1 (2008), pp. 20-31.

Note:  Refers primarily to MSA and idiopathic Parkinson's disease, and secondarily to dementia with Lewy bodies, PAF, progressive supranuclear palsy, and spinocerebellar ataxia type 3. 


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