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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727713/local-brain-activity-differences-between-herpes-zoster-and-postherpetic-neuralgia-patients-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
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Song Cao, Ying Li, Wenwen Deng, Bangyong Qin, Yi Zhang, Peng Xie, Jie Yuan, Buwei Yu, Tian Yu
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) can develop into postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), both of which are painful diseases. PHN patients suffer chronic pain and emotional disorders. Previous studies showed that the PHN brain displayed abnormal activity and structural change, but the difference in brain activity between HZ and PHN is still not known. OBJECTIVES: To identify regional brain activity changes in HZ and PHN brains with resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) technique, and to observe the differences between HZ and PHN patients...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726114/sex-related-differences-in-serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-screening-non-calcified-and-mixed-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-outpatients-with-chest-pain
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Chun Gu, Fang Wang, Zhihui Hou, Bin Lv, Yang Wang, Xiangfeng Cong, Xi Chen
The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical feasibility of serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) for screening plaque composition as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in outpatients with chest pain,and the effects of sex on this feasibility. Eight hundred and sixty-two consecutive outpatients with chest pain were divided into three groups according to the results of CCTA: non-plaque (NP, n = 474), calcified plaques (CPs, n = 179), non-calcified and mixed plaques (NCPs and MPs, n = 209)...
July 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725140/formulation-and-pharmacokinetics-of-multi-layered-matrix-tablets-biphasic-delivery-of-diclofenac
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Ehab Mostafa Elzayat, Ali Abdelzaher Abdel-Rahman, Sayed Mohamed Ahmed, Fars Kaed Alanazi, Walid Abdulazim Habib, Hisham Suliman Abou-Auda, Adel Sakr
The rapid availability of the drug at the site of action followed by maintaining its effect for a long period of time is of great clinical importance. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to prepare and evaluate multi-layered matrix tablets of diclofenac using Eudragit RL/RS blend to achieve both immediate and sustained therapeutic effects. Diclofenac potassium (25 mg) was incorporated in an outer immediate release layer to provide immediate pain relief whereas diclofenac sodium (75 mg) was incorporated in the inner core to provide extended drug release...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724779/chronic-pain-alters-spatiotemporal-activation-patterns-of-forearm-muscle-synergies-during-the-development-of-grip-force
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Nagarajan Manickaraj, Leanne M Bisset, Venkata S P T Devanaboyina, Justin J Kavanagh
It is largely unknown how the CNS regulates multiple muscle systems in the presence of pain. This study used muscle synergy analysis to investigate multiple forearm muscles in individuals with chronic elbow pain during the development of grip force. Eleven individuals with chronic elbow pain and 11 healthy age-matched controls developed grip force to 15% and 30% of MVC. Surface EMG was obtained from six forearm muscles during force development before non-negative matrix factorization was performed. The relationship between muscle synergies and standard clinical tests of elbow pain were examined using linear regression...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724217/chondroprotective-and-anti-nociceptive-effects-of-caffeoylquinic-acid-in-osteoarthritis-by-downregulating-catabolic-activity-and-oxidative-damage-in-chondrocytes
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Luping Liu, Yongmei Li
We evaluated the chondroprotective and anti-nociceptive effects of caffeoylquinic acid (CA) in a rat osteoarthritis (OA) model. Monosodium iodoacetate was injected intra-articularly in the rats to produce OA. The rats were divided into three groups: control, OA group, which received vehicle, and the CA-treated group, which received CA (50mg/kg, p.o.) for 14days. At the end of the protocol, pain was estimated by observing the paw withdrawal threshold and latency. Degeneration of cartilage was assessed through histomorphological and microscopical examination of joints...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720091/clinical-and-imaging-outcome-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-treated-using-autologous-matrix-induced-chondrogenesis-technique-with-a-biomimetic-scaffold
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Domenico Albano, Nicolò Martinelli, Alberto Bianchi, Carmelo Messina, Francesco Malerba, Luca Maria Sconfienza
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to assess the clinical and imaging outcome of autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC) technique consisting of microfractures followed by the filling of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) with a cell-free biphasic collagen-hydroxyapatite osteochondral scaffold (MaioRegen). METHODS: Sixteen patients (eight males, age: 42.6 ± 18.4, range 14-74) with OLT repaired using AMIC technique, with implantation of MaioRegen, were clinically evaluated through the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Score (AOFAS) and a 10-point Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) pain score after a mean follow-up of 30 ± 16...
July 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719231/biologic-injections-for-osteoarthritis-and-articular-cartilage-damage-can-we-modify-disease
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Weilong J Shi, Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Mayan Lendner, Kevin B Freedman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present investigation is to conduct a systematic review of the literature to review the clinical results of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell treatments (MSC) (biologics) for articular cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS: A search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases was performed to identify studies involving biologic therapy for osteoarthritis or osteochondral defects. Only Level I-III clinical trials with at least 3-month follow-up were included...
July 18, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714016/elastin%C3%A2-derived-peptides-are-involved-in-the-processes-of-human-temporomandibular-disorder-by-inducing-inflammatory-responses-in-synovial-cells
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Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Rei Jokaji, Mayuko Miyazawa-Hira, Shigeyuki Takatsuka, Akira Tanaka, Kazuhiro Ooi, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Shuichi Kawashiri
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is a collection of clinical symptoms that involve masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Common symptoms include limited jaw motion and joint sound/pain, along with TMJ disc displacement. TMD is frequently associated with synovitis, a chronic inflammation of the synovium. Fibroblast‑like synovial cells have been identified to produce several inflammatory mediators and may have an important role in the progression of TMJ inflammation. Degradation of the extracellular matrix molecule elastin may lead to the release of bioactive peptides...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713098/-new-physical-methods-in-osteoarthritis-treatment
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Katarzyna Janczewska, Robert Klimkiewicz, Anna Kubsik-Gidlewska, Agnieszka Jankowska, Paulina Klimkiewicz, Marta Woldańska-Okońska
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease in which the pathological processes start from the catabolism of cartilage extracellular matrix and next extend on the whole joint. Therefore, it is important to diagnose the disease and determining treatment, selecting individually for each patient. The main health problems presents by every patients is pain, which decreases the everyday functioning and quality of life. The paper presents the definition of the disease and new therapeutic methods which improve the quality of life, as well as reduce intensity of pain...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710886/the-cellular-and-molecular-mechanism-of-radiation-induced-lung-injury
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Yijuan Huang, Weiqiang Zhang, Fangrong Yu, Fu Gao
The lung is one of several moderately radiosensitive organs. Radiation-induced lung injury (RILI), including acute radiation pneumonitis and chronic radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis, occurs most often in radiotherapy of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and other thoracic cancers. Clinical symptoms of RILI include dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, and even severe respiratory failure and death. The occurrence of RILI is a complex process that includes a variety of cellular and molecular interactions which ultimately leads to large fibroblast accumulation, proliferation, and differentiation, resulting in excessive extracellular matrix deposits, causing pulmonary fibrosis...
July 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705915/microarray-analysis-of-bone-marrow-lesions-in-osteoarthritis-demonstrates-upregulation-of-genes-implicated-in-osteochondral-turnover-neurogenesis-and-inflammation
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Anasuya Kuttapitiya, Lena Assi, Ken Laing, Caroline Hing, Philip Mitchell, Guy Whitley, Abiola Harrison, Franklyn A Howe, Vivian Ejindu, Christine Heron, Nidhi Sofat
OBJECTIVE: Bone marrow lesions (BMLs) are well described in osteoarthritis (OA) using MRI and are associated with pain, but little is known about their pathological characteristics and gene expression. We evaluated BMLs using novel tissue analysis tools to gain a deeper understanding of their cellular and molecular expression. METHODS: We recruited 98 participants, 72 with advanced OA requiring total knee replacement (TKR), 12 with mild OA and 14 non-OA controls...
July 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704156/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-leg-ulcers-results-from-challenge-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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S Meaume, A Dompmartin, C Lok, I Lazareth, M Sigal, F Truchetet, A Sauvadet, S Bohbot
OBJECTIVE: We recently showed the superiority of a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) modulating dressing (foam impregnated with NOSF, nano-oligosaccharide factor) compared with a lipidocolloid matrix (TLC) control dressing in median wound area reduction (WAR). Here we report the results from the same study assessing the performance and safety of TLC-NOSF in the local management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) or mixed leg ulcers and determining its impact on the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700537/qst-response-patterns-to-capsaicin-and-uv-b-induced-local-skin-hypersensitization-in-healthy-subjects-a-machine-learned-analysis
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Jörn Lötsch, Gerd Geisslinger, Sarah Heinemann, Florian Lerch, Bruno G Oertel, Alfred Ultsch
The comprehensive assessment of pain-related human phenotypes requires combinations of nociceptive measures that produce complex high-dimensional data, posing challenges to bioinformatic analysis. In this study, we assessed established experimental models of heat hyperalgesia of the skin, consisting of local ultraviolet-B (UV-B) irradiation or capsaicin application, in 82 healthy subjects using a variety of noxious stimuli. We extended the original heat simulation by applying cold and mechanical stimuli and assessing the hypersensitization effects with a clinically established quantitative sensory testing (QST) battery (German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain)...
July 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694781/amelogenesis-imperfecta-genes-proteins-and-pathways
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Claire E L Smith, James A Poulter, Agne Antanaviciute, Jennifer Kirkham, Steven J Brookes, Chris F Inglehearn, Alan J Mighell
Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is the name given to a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by inherited developmental enamel defects. AI enamel is abnormally thin, soft, fragile, pitted and/or badly discolored, with poor function and aesthetics, causing patients problems such as early tooth loss, severe embarrassment, eating difficulties, and pain. It was first described separately from diseases of dentine nearly 80 years ago, but the underlying genetic and mechanistic basis of the condition is only now coming to light...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693952/pathogenesis-of-adenomyosis-an-update-on-molecular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Silvia Vannuccini, Claudia Tosti, Francisco Carmona, S Joseph Huang, Charles Chapron, Sun-Wei Guo, Felice Petraglia
Adenomyosis is a uterine disorder becoming more commonly diagnosed in women of reproductive age because of diagnostic imaging advancements. The new epidemiological scenario and the clinical evidence of pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding and infertility are changing the classic perspective of adenomyosis as a premenopausal disease. In the last decade, the evaluation of multiple molecular mediators has improved our knowledge of pathogenic mechanisms of adenomyosis, supporting that this is an independent disease from endometriosis...
June 27, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691943/effect-of-a-new-matrix-therapy-agent-in-persistent-epithelial-defects-after-bacterial-keratitis-treated-with-topical-fortified-antibiotics
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Marc-Antoine Chappelet, Diane Bernheim, Christophe Chiquet, Florent Aptel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of topical application of a matrix regenerating agent (RGTA) in subjects with a persistent epithelial defect after bacterial keratitis treated with topical fortified antibiotics. METHODS: In this prospective case series of 14 subjects (14 eyes) with a persisting corneal ulcer after the cessation of fortified antibiotics, subjects were treated with an RGTA at a dose of 1 drop every other day. The main outcome measure was the proportion of subjects with complete corneal healing 1 month after initiation of treatment...
July 6, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677993/the-pathophysiology-of-episodic-cluster-headache-insights-from-recent-neuroimaging-research
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Fu-Chi Yang, Kun-Hsien Chou, Chen-Yuan Kuo, Yung-Yang Lin, Ching-Po Lin, Shuu-Jiun Wang
Background Cluster headache is a disorder characterized by intermittent, severe unilateral head pain accompanied by cranial autonomic symptoms. Most cases of CH are episodic, manifesting as "in-bout" periods of frequent headache separated by month-to-year-long "out-of-bout" periods of remission. Previous imaging studies have implicated the hypothalamus and pain matrix in the pathogenesis of episodic CH. However, the pathophysiology driving the transition between in- and out-of-bout periods remains unclear. Methods The present study provides a narrative review of previous neuroimaging studies on the pathophysiology of episodic CH, addressing alterations in brain structures, metabolism, and structural and functional connectivity occurring between bout periods...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675778/hip-abductor-muscle-activity-during-walking-in-individuals-with-gluteal-tendinopathy
#18
Kim Allison, Sauro E Salomoni, Kim L Bennell, Tim V Wrigley, Francois Hug, Bill Vicenzino, Alison Grimaldi, Paul W Hodges
The external hip adduction moment during walking is greater in individuals with gluteal tendinopathy (GT) than pain-free controls. Although this likely represents a greater demand on the hip abductor muscles implicated in GT, no study has investigated activation of these muscles in GT. For this purpose, fine wire electrodes were inserted into the segments of the gluteus minimus and medius muscles, and surface electrodes placed on the tensor fascia lata, upper gluteus maximus and vastus lateralis muscles of thirteen individuals with, and thirteen without, GT...
July 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674829/-neuromodulation-using-matrix-stimulation-a-treatment-for-acute-pain
#19
M Mücke, H Schulze, L Radbruch, M Marinova, H Cuhls, D Kravchenko, R Conrad, R Rolke
BACKGROUND: There is currently a lack of studies that evaluate the effects of matrix electrode neuromodulation on acute pain. In this prospective and randomized cross-over study, we investigated the efficacy of 4 Hz-matrix stimulation on venipuncture-induced pain in 30 healthy subjects. METHODS: We compared two conditions of neurostimulation: in EC1 (experimental condition 1), we performed venipuncture during stimulation, with 2.5 min of prestimulation with 600 stimuli; in EC2 (experimental condition 2), the length of stimulation was 5 min, at 1200 stimuli, with subsequent venipuncture...
July 3, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674255/amelioration-of-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-by-daily-intake-of-%C3%AE-cryptoxanthin
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Gyujin Park, Tetsuhiro Horie, Kazuya Fukasawa, Kakeru Ozaki, Yuki Onishi, Takashi Kanayama, Takashi Iezaki, Katsuyuki Kaneda, Minoru Sugiura, Eiichi Hinoi
β-Cryptoxanthin, which is primarily obtained from citrus fruits such as Satsuma mandarins, is a major carotenoid routinely found in human serum. Recently, we demonstrated that daily oral intake of β-cryptoxanthin prevented ovariectomy-induced bone loss and ameliorated neuropathic pain in mice. Although β-cryptoxanthin exerts preventive effects on various lifestyle-related diseases, there have been no studies on the effect of β-cryptoxanthin on the development of osteoarthritis, the most common degenerative joint disease, which frequently leads to loss of ability and stiffness in the elderly...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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