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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909192/the-more-the-merrier-scoring-statistics-and-animal-welfare-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#1
Pushpalatha Palle, Filipa M Ferreira, Axel Methner, Thorsten Buch
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a frequently used animal model for the investigation of autoimmune processes in the central nervous system. As such, EAE is useful for modelling certain aspects of multiple sclerosis, a human autoimmune disease that leads to demyelination and axonal destruction. It is an important tool for investigating pathobiology, identifying drug targets and testing drug candidates. Even though EAE is routinely used in many laboratories and is often part of the routine assessment of knockouts and transgenes, scoring of the disease course has not become standardized in the community, with at least 83 published scoring variants...
December 2016: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874495/evolution-of-multiple-sclerosis-spasticity-associated-symptoms-latest-data
#2
Peter Flachenecker
In addition to muscle stiffness and increasing mobility restrictions, symptoms commonly associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) spasticity are spasms, sleep disturbances, pain, fatigue and bladder dysfunction. Treatment options include trigger factor avoidance, physiotherapy and antispasticity medication. Oral antispasticity agents commonly used in Germany are baclofen, tizanidine and gabapentin, but physician and patient satisfaction with their effectiveness is low. Over the past few years, randomized controlled trials, observational studies and registry data have demonstrated the positive risk:benefit profile of add-on 9-delta-tetra-hydrocannabinol:cannabidiol oromucosal spray for moderate-to-severe resistant MS spasticity...
December 2016: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866120/evidence-based-guidelines-on-the-therapeutic-use-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs
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REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Andrea Antal, Samar S Ayache, David H Benninger, Jérôme Brunelin, Filippo Cogiamanian, Maria Cotelli, Dirk De Ridder, Roberta Ferrucci, Berthold Langguth, Paola Marangolo, Veit Mylius, Michael A Nitsche, Frank Padberg, Ulrich Palm, Emmanuel Poulet, Alberto Priori, Simone Rossi, Martin Schecklmann, Sven Vanneste, Ulf Ziemann, Luis Garcia-Larrea, Walter Paulus
A group of European experts was commissioned by the European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology to gather knowledge about the state of the art of the therapeutic use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) from studies published up until September 2016, regarding pain, Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders, motor stroke, poststroke aphasia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, consciousness disorders, Alzheimer's disease, tinnitus, depression, schizophrenia, and craving/addiction...
October 29, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865707/a-comprehensive-database-of-published-tdcs-clinical-trials-2005-2016
#4
REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique of noninvasive cortical stimulation allowing significant modification of brain functions. Clinical application of this technique was reported for the first time in March 2005. This paper presents a detailed list of the 340 articles (excluding single case reports) which have assessed the clinical effect of tDCS in patients, at least when delivered to cortical targets. The reviewed conditions were: pain syndromes, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, cerebral palsy, post-stroke limb motor impairment, post-stroke neglect, post-stroke dysphagia, post-stroke aphasia, primary progressive aphasia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, consciousness disorders, Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, tinnitus, depression, auditory hallucinations and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, addiction and craving, autism, and attention disorders...
December 2016: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864731/multiple-sclerosis-related-pain-syndromes-an-imaging-update
#5
REVIEW
Amir Mazhari
Pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common manifestation, made up of complex phenomenon involving intricate neurophysiological processing at central levels of the pain pathway. Our understanding of the clinical and neurophysiological mechanisms of central/neuropathic pain related to MS continues to improve with improved imaging techniques but remains a challenging area of research. The advancements in imaging techniques for lesion evaluation of the various neuroanatomic structures have improved our detection, diagnosis, and understanding of MS pain and help validate subjective symptoms...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858781/torture-survivors-symptom-load-compared-to-chronic-pain-and-psychiatric-in-patients
#6
Uwe Harlacher, Linda Nordin, Peter Polatin
Before their entry into the rehabilitation program at the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims ('RCT') in Copenhagen, the degree of symptoms of a group of resettled traumatized refugees was assessed by means of two rating scales: the Disability Rating Index (DRI) (n=197), measuring pain-related functional disability, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) (n=147). The results obtained were compared with other patient populations, which included (1) a large Swedish mixed pain group and (2) various groups of pain patients previously investigated in the validation study of the DRI scale...
2016: Torture: Quarterly Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843703/poor-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-gender-differences
#7
Marianna Vitkova, Jaroslav Rosenberger, Zuzana Gdovinova, Jarmila Szilasiova, Pavol Mikula, Johan W Groothoff, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Jitse P van Dijk
OBJECTIVES: Most of the psychological and physical factors associated with poor sleep quality in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a different prevalence in women and men, but whether or not these factors contribute differently to sleep quality in women and men with MS remains unclear. The aim of this study was to identify possible gender differences in factors related to poor sleep quality in MS patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We collected data from 153 patients with MS...
November 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833984/a-case-of-a-generalized-symptomatic-calcinosis-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Cristian Radu Jecan, Ştefan Iulian Bedereag, Ruxandra Diana Sinescu, Valentin Titus Grigorean, Cristina Nicoleta Cozma, Anca Bordianu, Ioan Petre Florescu
Calcinosis consists of abnormal calcium deposition in soft tissues, which appears often in patients with limited systemic sclerosis, being one of the criteria of CREST (calcinosis cutis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia) syndrome. With a long evolution, the aim of the treatment is to control the symptoms and prevent complications. In this article, we present the challenging management of a profuse lesion of calcinosis in a patient with systemic sclerosis. We describe the case of a 52-year-old woman with systemic sclerosis and CREST syndrome who was admitted in our Department with multiple painful and disabling tumoral masses, situated in nearly all joints...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824657/effect-of-footwear-on-joint-pain-and-function-in-older-adults-with-lower-extremity-osteoarthritis
#9
Amy Wagner, Sarah Luna
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition among older adults; given the risks of surgical and pharmaceutical interventions, conservative, lower-cost management options such as footwear warrant further investigation. This systematic review investigated the effects of footwear, including shoe inserts, in reducing lower extremity joint pain and improving gait, mobility, and quality of life in older adults with OA. METHODS: The CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, PubMed, RECAL, and Web of Knowledge databases were searched for publications from January 1990 to September 2014, using the terms "footwear," "shoes," "gait," "pain," and "older adult...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814947/symptom-variability-affect-and-physical-activity-in-ambulatory-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-understanding-patterns-and-time-bound-relationships
#10
Susan L Kasser, Amanda Goldstein, Phillip K Wood, Jeremy Sibold
BACKGROUND: Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience a clinical course that is highly variable with daily fluctuations in symptoms significantly affecting functional ability and quality of life. Yet, understanding how MS symptoms co-vary and associate with physical and psychological health is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to explore variability patterns and time-bound relationships across symptoms, affect, and physical activity in individuals with MS...
October 17, 2016: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811555/targeting-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-psychiatric-illness
#11
Martin A Katzman, Melissa Furtado, Leena Anand
Prevalence of psychiatric disorders continues to rise globally, yet remission rates and patient outcome remain less than ideal. As a result, novel treatment approaches for these disorders are necessary to decrease societal economic burden, as well as increase individual functioning. The recent discovery of the endocannabinoid system has provided an outlet for further research into its role in psychiatric disorders, because efficacy of targeted treatments have been demonstrated in medical illnesses, including cancers, neuropathic pain, and multiple sclerosis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805337/tuberous-sclerosis-with-disseminated-malignancy
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Achintya S, Ragesh R, Neeraj Nischal, Manish Soneja, Aanchal Kakkar, Mehar C Sharma, Geethu Anthony, Surabhi Vyas, S K SharmaSenior Professor And Head Department Of Medicine All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Ansari Nagar New Delhi
Tuberous sclerosis is characterized by typical skin and clinical manifestations with predilection to neoplasia. We describe the case of a 42-year old female who presented with a mass and pain in right lumbar region with constitutional symptoms and generalized body aches since last one year. She had adenoma sebaceum, subungual fibromas and hepatomegaly. CT chest, abdomen and MRI revealed mass in the right renal fossa with wide spread extensions in the abdomen, left renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) and intracerebral lesions...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804883/pros-and-cons-of-medical-cannabis-use-by-people-with-chronic-brain-disorders
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Uma Suryadevara, Dawn M Bruijnzeel, Meena Nuthi, Darin A Jagnarine, Rajiv Tandon, Adriaan W Bruijnzeel
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world and there is growing concern about the mental health effects of cannabis use. These concerns are at least partly due to the strong increase in recreational and medical cannabis use and the rise in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. Cannabis is widely used to self-medicate by older people and people with brain disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia...
October 31, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796082/pet-mri-of-metabolic-activity-in-osteoarthritis-a-feasibility-study
#14
Feliks Kogan, Audrey P Fan, Emily J McWalter, Edwin H G Oei, Andrew Quon, Garry E Gold
PURPOSE: To evaluate positron emission tomography / magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) knee imaging to detect and characterize osseous metabolic abnormalities and correlate PET radiotracer uptake with osseous abnormalities and cartilage degeneration observed on MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both knees of 22 subjects with knee pain or injury were scanned at one timepoint, without gadolinium, on a hybrid 3.0T PET-MRI system following injection of (18) F-fluoride or (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793206/mog-igg-in-nmo-and-related-disorders-a-multicenter-study-of-50-patients-part-2-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-radiological-and-laboratory-features-treatment-responses-and-long-term-outcome
#15
Sven Jarius, Klemens Ruprecht, Ingo Kleiter, Nadja Borisow, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Florence Pache, Oliver Stich, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Martin W Hümmert, Marius Ringelstein, Corinna Trebst, Alexander Winkelmann, Alexander Schwarz, Mathias Buttmann, Hanna Zimmermann, Joseph Kuchling, Diego Franciotta, Marco Capobianco, Eberhard Siebert, Carsten Lukas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Jürgen Haas, Kai Fechner, Alexander U Brandt, Kathrin Schanda, Orhan Aktas, Friedemann Paul, Markus Reindl, Brigitte Wildemann
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) has been shown to be seropositive for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG). OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological, clinical, radiological, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and electrophysiological features of a large cohort of MOG-IgG-positive patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis (n = 50) as well as attack and long-term treatment outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective multicenter study...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789238/resilience-mediates-the-longitudinal-relationships-between-social-support-and-mental-health-outcomes-in-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Emily Koelmel, Abbey J Hughes, Kevin N Alschuler, Dawn M Ehde
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the longitudinal relationships between social support and subsequent mental health outcomes in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS); and to examine resilience as a mediator between social support and subsequent mental health outcomes in this population. DESIGN: Observational, longitudinal cohort study. Participants were assessed at four time points over 12 months in the context of a previously-reported randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Telephone-based measures administered to community-based participants across the United States...
October 24, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766605/evaluation-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-using-reverse-nutech-functional-score-and-expanded-disability-status-scale-after-human-embryonic-stem-cell-therapy
#17
Geeta Shroff
BACKGROUND: The expanded disability status scale (EDSS) is a validated and reliable tool to assess the extent of disabilities in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the use of this tool has been found to be limited in assessing various symptoms of MS that are important. Our study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of a new scoring system, reverse nutech functional score (RNFS) as compared to EDSS in assessing patients with MS treated with human embryonic stem cell (hESC) therapy...
December 2016: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757048/medical-cannabis-the-canadian-perspective
#18
Gordon D Ko, Sara L Bober, Sean Mindra, Jason M Moreau
Cannabis has been widely used as a medicinal agent in Eastern medicine with earliest evidence in ancient Chinese practice dating back to 2700 BC. Over time, the use of medical cannabis has been increasingly adopted by Western medicine and is thus a rapidly emerging field that all pain physicians need to be aware of. Several randomized controlled trials have shown a significant and dose-dependent relationship between neuropathic pain relief and tetrahydrocannabinol - the principal psychoactive component of cannabis...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756676/comparison-of-percutaneous-retrograsserian-balloon-compression-and-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-clinical-research-study-article
#19
Andres M Alvarez-Pinzon, Aizik L Wolf, Heather N Swedberg, Kory A Barkley, Juan Cucalon, Luciana Curia, Jose E Valerio
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare and evaluate Percutaneous Retrogasserian Balloon Compression (PBC) and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (GKRS) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: In this single-center, retrospective comparative study, 202 patients with MS and concomitant TN were evaluated. A minimum follow-up of 24 months was required. Patients with a history of microvascular decompression or previous intervention were excluded...
October 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732980/tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol-oromucosal-spray-for-multiple-sclerosis-related-resistant-spasticity-in-daily-practice
#20
Patrick Vermersch, Maria Trojano
BACKGROUND: Tetrahydrocannabinol:cannabidiol (THC:CBD) oromucosal spray (Sativex®) is an add-on therapy for moderate-to-severe multiple sclerosis (MS)-related drug-resistant spasticity (MSS). AIM: The MOVE-2 EU study collected data from everyday clinical practice concerning the effectiveness and tolerability of THC:CBD. METHODS: This was an observational, prospective, multicentre, non-interventional study. Patients with resistant MSS prescribed add-on THC:CBD oromucosal spray according to approved labelling, were followed for 3 months...
2016: European Neurology
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