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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198092/the-burden-of-neurological-disease-in-the-united-states-a-summary-report-and-call-to-action
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EDITORIAL
Clifton L Gooch, Etienne Pracht, Amy R Borenstein
: The United States carries a substantial fiscal burden resulting from the nearly 100 million Americans with neurological disease. The combined annual costs of Alzheimer's and other dementias, low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson's disease totals nearly 800 billion dollars and is rapidly rising due to the aging of the U.S. POPULATION: We provide a summary overview of the substantial current and future economic impact of neurological disease, and provide an action plan for reducing this burden through neurological research and enhanced clinical management of neurological disorders in the United States...
February 15, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182629/tai-chi-for-health-benefits-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Liye Zou, Huiru Wang, ZhongJun Xiao, Qun Fang, Mark Zhang, Ting Li, Geng Du, Yang Liu
The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the existing evidence on the effectiveness and safety of Tai chi, which is critical to provide guidelines for clinicians to improve symptomatic management in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). After performing electronic and manual searches of many sources, ten relevant peer-reviewed studies that met the inclusion criteria were retrieved. The existing evidence supports the effectiveness of Tai chi on improving quality of life (QOL) and functional balance in MS patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181561/peripheral-sensory-neuron-injury-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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I-Ching Wang, Chen-Yen Chung, Fang Liao, Chih-Cheng Chen, Cheng-Han Lee
Multiple sclerosis (MS)-induced neuropathic pain deteriorates quality of life in patients but is often refractory to treatment. In experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a rodent model of MS, animals develop neuropathy and inflammation-induced tissue acidosis, which suggests the involvement of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs). Also, peripheral neuropathy is reported in MS patients. However, the involvement of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) in MS neuropathic pain remains elusive. This study investigated the contribution of ASICs and peripheral neuropathy in MS-induced neuropathic pain...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174520/modulation-of-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cell-signaling-by-medicinal-cannabinoids
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Wesley K Utomo, Marjan de Vries, Henri Braat, Marco J Bruno, Kaushal Parikh, Mònica Comalada, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Harry van Goor, Gwenny M Fuhler
Medical marijuana is increasingly prescribed as an analgesic for a growing number of indications, amongst which terminal cancer and multiple sclerosis. However, the mechanistic aspects and properties of cannabis remain remarkably poorly characterized. In this study we aimed to investigate the immune-cell modulatory properties of medical cannabis. Healthy volunteers were asked to ingest medical cannabis, and kinome profiling was used to generate comprehensive descriptions of the cannabis challenge on inflammatory signal transduction in the peripheral blood of these volunteers...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162394/-172-prevalence-of-pain-and-associations-with-functioning-and-quality-of-life-in-individuals-newly-diagnosed-with-multiple-sclerosis
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K Alschuler, D Ehde, A Kratz, M Jensen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162344/-538-collaborative-care-for-improving-pain-and-depression-care-in-a-multiple-sclerosis-specialty-clinic-implementation-and-preliminary-findings-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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D Ehde, K Alschuler, J Fann, I Molton, M Sullivan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101629/treatment-of-ribbing-disease-with-5-year-follow-up-and-literature-review
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L L Zhang, W M Jiang, H L Yang, Z-P Luo
Ribbing disease, or multiple diaphyseal sclerosis, is a rare diaphyseal sclerosis of unknown etiology. Patients with this pathology usually present with asymmetric pain limited to the lower extremities. Though all efforts are made to relieve the progressive pain associated with Ribbing disease, no medical or surgical treatments have been established yet. In this case report, we followed up a Ribbing case with sclerotic bone fenestration for 5 years. The radiological changes and the clinical effects are described, and the different Ribbing treatments are then briefly reviewed...
January 18, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101047/acute-anterior-uveitis-in-a-patient-taking-fingolimod-fty720-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Heather Gwen Mack, Melissa Chih-Hui Tien, Owen Bruce White
Fingolimod is an oral sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator and the first oral therapy for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Its use has been complicated by a low rate of cystoid macular edema usually in the first 3 months after commencement of the medication. We report the case of a 34-year-old male with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who developed acute anterior uveitis on day 5 of fingolimod treatment. He responded to appropriate treatment and cessation of drug, but developed low-grade chronic anterior uveitis without cystoid macular edema...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097242/anterior-to-psoas-atp-fusion-of-the-lumbar-spine-evolution-of-a-technique-facilitated-by-changes-in-equipment
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Cristian Gragnaniello, Kevin Seex
BACKGROUND: Lateral interbody cages have been proven useful in spinal fusions. Spanning both lateral cortical rims while sparing the Anterior Longitudinal Ligament, the lateral interbody cages restore and maintain disc height while adding stability prior to supplemental fixation. The standard approach for their insertion is by a 90-degree lateral transpsoas method. This is relatively bloodless compared to other techniques although has its limitations, requiring neuro-monitoring and being, at times, very difficult at L4/5 due to iliac crest obstruction or an anterior plexus position...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092209/executive-function-is-an-important-consideration-for-coping-strategy-use-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Lisa B Grech, Litza A Kiropoulos, Katherine M Kirby, Ernest Butler, Mark Paine, Robert Hester
INTRODUCTION: Executive function deficits are prevalent in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), and PwMS use less adaptive coping than healthy controls. This cross-sectional study assessed whether there is a relationship between executive function and coping in PwMS. METHOD: One hundred and seven participants with relapsing remitting or secondary progressive MS (n = 83 and 24, respectively; age M = 48.8 ± 11.1 years) completed measures of coping and executive function...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086792/irish-general-practitioner-attitudes-toward-decriminalisation-and-medical-use-of-cannabis-results-from-a-national-survey
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Des Crowley, Claire Collins, Ide Delargy, Eamon Laird, Marie Claire Van Hout
BACKGROUND: Governmental debate in Ireland on the de facto decriminalisation of cannabis and legalisation for medical use is ongoing. A cannabis-based medicinal product (Sativex®) has recently been granted market authorisation in Ireland. This unique study aimed to investigate Irish general practitioner (GP) attitudes toward decriminalisation of cannabis and assess levels of support for use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP). METHODS: General practitioners in the Irish College of General Practitioner (ICGP) database were invited to complete an online survey...
January 13, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076964/trigeminal-neuralgia-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Stine Maarbjerg, Giulia Di Stefano, Lars Bendtsen, Giorgio Cruccu
Introduction Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is characterized by touch-evoked unilateral brief shock-like paroxysmal pain in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve. In addition to the paroxysmal pain, some patients also have continuous pain. TN is divided into classical TN (CTN) and secondary TN (STN). Etiology and pathophysiology Demyelination of primary sensory trigeminal afferents in the root entry zone is the predominant pathophysiological mechanism. Most likely, demyelination paves the way for generation of ectopic impulses and ephaptic crosstalk...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072907/symptomatic-treatments-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-motor-neuron-disease
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REVIEW
Louisa Ng, Fary Khan, Carolyn A Young, Mary Galea
BACKGROUND: Motor neuron disease (MND), which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), causes a wide range of symptoms but the evidence base for the effectiveness of the symptomatic treatment therapies is limited. OBJECTIVES: To summarise the evidence from Cochrane Systematic Reviews of all symptomatic treatments for MND. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) on 15 November 2016 for systematic reviews of symptomatic treatments for MND...
January 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057537/the-chloride-co-transporters-nkcc1-and-kcc2-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-eae
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Muhammad Saad Yousuf, Kasia Zubkow, Gustavo Tenorio, Bradley Kerr
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) often complain of neuropathic pain. According to the Gate Control Theory of Pain, spinal networks of GABAergic inhibitory interneurons are important in modulating nociceptive inputs from the periphery. Na+-K+-2Cl- co-transporter 1 (NKCC1) and K+-Cl- co-transporter 2 (KCC2) generally dictate the tone of GABA/glycine inhibition by regulating intracellular chloride concentrations. In this study, we investigated the role of NKCC1 and KCC2 in neuropathic pain observed in the animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a commonly used model to study the pathophysiology of MS...
March 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051079/genome-wide-association-scan-of-neuropathic-pain-symptoms-post-total-joint-replacement-highlights-a-variant-in-the-protein-kinase-c-gene
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Sophie C Warner, Joyce Bj van Meurs, Dieuwke Schiphof, Sita M Bierma-Zeinstra, Albert Hofman, Andre G Uitterlinden, Helen Richardson, Wendy Jenkins, Michael Doherty, Ana M Valdes
Neuropathic pain-like joint symptoms (NP) are seen in a proportion of individuals diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) and post total joint replacement (TJR). In this study, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using NP as defined by the painDETECT questionnaire (score >12 indicating possible NP) in 613 post-TJR participants recruited from Nottinghamshire (UK). The prevalence of possible NP was 17.8%. The top four hits from the GWAS and two other biologically relevant single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were replicated in individuals with OA and post TJR from an independent study in the same area (N=908) and in individuals from the Rotterdam Study (N=212)...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018093/clinico-radiological-improvement-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-presented-with-scedosporium-apiospermum-osteomyelitis
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Rahul Mohan, T S Gopakumar
Scedosporium apiospermum is frequently found as a saprophyte in soil, sewage and contaminated water. Its manifestations in immunocompetent patients are usually localised and in immunodeficient patients, it causes invasive systemic diseases. We are reporting the case of a 40-year-old male, who presented with pain, oedema and multiple discharging sinuses over the lateral aspect of the left foot with history of thorn prick. On examination, there were multiple active sinuses with tenderness and local rise in temperature...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999523/assessment-and-treatment-of-psychiatric-distress-sexual-dysfunction-sleep-disturbances-and-pain-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-survey-of-members-of-the-consortium-of-multiple-sclerosis-centers
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Elizabeth S Gromisch, Laura C Schairer, Eliana Pasternak, Stella H Kim, Frederick W Foley
Background: Psychiatric distress (depression and anxiety), sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, and pain are frequent comorbidities in multiple sclerosis (MS) that have the potential to interfere with functioning and quality of life. Often, patients benefit from a combination of medical and psychotherapeutic interventions. However, the literature suggests that many of these issues have been underdiagnosed or undertreated. To better understand current practices, this study aimed to gain a multidisciplinary perspective on how MS providers assess and treat these five problems...
November 2016: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993585/resilience-and-function-in-adults-with-physical-disabilities-an-observational-study
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Samuel L Battalio, Arielle M Silverman, Dawn M Ehde, Dagmar Amtmann, Karlyn A Edwards, Mark P Jensen
OBJECTIVES: To determine if resilience is uniquely associated with functional outcomes (satisfaction with social roles, physical functioning, and quality of life) in individuals with physical disabilities, after controlling for measures of psychological health (depression and anxiety) and symptom severity (pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance); and to examine the potential moderating effect of sex, age, and diagnosis on the hypothesized associations between resilience and function. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey study...
December 18, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988430/kinin-receptors-key-regulators-of-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Rafael Cypriano Dutra
The central function of the immune system is to protect the host from environmental agents such as microbes or chemicals, thereby preserving the integrity of the body, and preventing the onset of illness and infection. Moreover, the immune system is constantly challenged to discriminate self vs. non-self and mediate the correct response, a phenomenon called self-tolerance. The failure of mechanisms responsible for self-tolerance and induction of an immune response against components of the self, induces autoimmunity and culminates however, in several autoimmune diseases...
February 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984835/-phenomenology-and-clinical-relevance-of-the-flammer-syndrome
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K Konieczka, J Flammer
The Flammer syndrome (FS) describes the phenotype of people with a predisposition for an altered reaction of the blood vessels to stimuli like coldness, emotional stress or high altitude. Frequent symptoms are: cold hands and/or feet, low blood pressure, prolonged sleep onset time, reduced feeling of thirst, increased sensitivity to odour, pain, vibration and certain drugs. SF subjects are often ambitious and successful but also perfectionistic and sometimes brooding. Frequent signs are: altered gene expression, prolonged blood flow cessation in nailfold capillaroscopy after cold provocation, reduced autoregulation of ocular blood flow, and reduced vasodilation after stimulation with flickering light...
December 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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