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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777135/n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subtype-2b-antagonist-ro-25-6981-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-by-inhibiting-postsynaptic-density-95-expression
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Ling-Er Huang, Shao-Hui Guo, Lalita Thitiseranee, Yan Yang, Yan-Feng Zhou, Yong-Xing Yao
Postsynaptic density-95 (PSD-95) is a synaptic scaffolding protein that plays a crucial role in the development of neuropathic pain. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. To address the role of PSD-95 in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subtype 2B (NR2B) -mediated chronic pain, we investigated the relationship between PSD-95 activation and NR2B function in the spinal cord, by using a rat model of sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI). We demonstrate that the expression levels of total PSD-95 and cAMP response element binding protein (CREB), as well as phosphorylated NR2B, PSD-95, and CREB, in the spinal dorsal horn, and the interaction of NR2B with PSD-95 were increased in the CCI animals...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775143/testing-the-effectiveness-and-the-contribution-of-experimental-supercharge-reversed-end-to-side-nerve-transfer
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Mustafa Nadi, Sudheesh Ramachandran, Abir Islam, Joanne Forden, Gui Fang Guo, Rajiv Midha
OBJECTIVE Supercharge end-to-side (SETS) transfer, also referred to as reverse end-to-side transfer, distal to severe nerve compression neuropathy or in-continuity nerve injury is gaining clinical popularity despite questions about its effectiveness. Here, the authors examined SETS distal to experimental neuroma in-continuity (NIC) injuries for efficacy in enhancing neuronal regeneration and functional outcome, and, for the first time, they definitively evaluated the degree of contribution of the native and donor motor neuron pools...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774960/alteration-of-nociceptive-integration-in-the-spinal-cord-of-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Keri-Ann Charles, Frédéric Naudet, Rabia Bouali-Benazzouz, Marc Landry, Philippe De Deurwaerdère, Pascal Fossat, Abdelhamid Benazzouz
BACKGROUND: Pain is a major non motor symptom that contributes to impaired quality of life in PD. However, its mechanism is unknown. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: We sought to identify the pain phenotypes and parallel changes in spinal integration of peripheral stimuli in a rat model of PD induced by lesions of SN dopamine neurons, using behavioral plantar and von Frey tests as well as electrophysiology of the dorsal horn. RESULTS: We show that dopamine depletion by 6-OHDA induced hypersensitivity to mechanical and thermal stimuli...
May 18, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774198/a-rare-cause-of-thoracic-spinal-cord-compression-by-multiple-large-tarlov-cysts
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Ahmed-Salem Kleib, Sidi-Mohamed Salihy, Hussein Hamdi, Romain Carron, Outouma Soumaré
Spinal extradural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. Bifocal location of thoracic and sacral SEACs is rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of thoracic spinal cord compression by SEAC associated with asymptomatic multiple sacral Tarlov cysts (TC). The surgical management and postoperative outcome of the patient are discussed. A 34-year-old woman was referred to the hospital for acute thoracic pain with a history of chronic long-standing back pain. She complained of walking difficulties...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773299/diffusion-mri-in-acute-nervous-system-injury
#5
Matthew D Budde, Nathan P Skinner
Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) and related techniques such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) are uniquely sensitive to the microstructure of the brain and spinal cord. In the acute aftermath of nervous system injury, for example, DWI reveals changes caused by injury that remains invisible on other MRI contrasts such as T2 -weighted imaging. This ability has led to a demonstrated clinical utility in cerebral ischemia. However, despite strong promise in preclinical models and research settings, DWI has not been as readily adopted for other acute injuries such as traumatic spinal cord, brain, or peripheral nerve injury...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772867/-depressant-effect-of-lithium-on-apoptosis-of-nerve-cells-of-adult-rats-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Fang Wang, Chao Zhou, Zheng-Chao Gao, Yu-Huan Li, Wen-Long Yang, Dong Wang, Hao-Peng Li, Xi-Jing He
OBJECTIVE: To study whether lithium agent produces neuroprotective effect by inhibiting the nerve cell apoptosis of rats after spinal cord injury. METHODS: Forty-two male SD rats weighing 200 to 250 g were randomly divided into 3 groups: blank control group( n =6) without surgery, normal saline(NS) group( n =18) with intraperitoneal injection of NS (40 mg/kg); and Lithium chloride (Licl) group ( n =18) with intraperitoneal injection of Licl (40 mg/kg). After Allen method modeling, Licl group started intraperitoneal injection of Licl solution (40 mg·kg⁻¹·d⁻¹) within 15 min after operation to the second week...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772864/-analysis-of-delayed-infection-of-proximal-junctional-zone-after-posterior-spinal-internal-fixation-and-its-treatment-strategy
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Gong-Qun Jiang, Yong-Heng Liu, De-Yuan Chen, Yong-Ai Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the features and treatment strategy of delayed infection of proximal junctional zone after posterior spinal internal fixation. METHODS: The clinical data of 1325 patients underwent posterior spinal internal fixation were retrospectively analyzed. Delayed infection occurred in 10 patients, among which 4 infections occurred at the proximal junction (non-operative site). And these 4 patients were treated with combined broad-spectrum antibiotics...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772863/-eearly-clinical-effects-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-focal-cleaning-and-drainage-in-the-treatment-of-single-level-suppurative-spondylitis
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Qi Zheng, Yang-Hui Jin, Xiao-Zhang Ying, Yi-Fan Wang, Shi-Yuan Shi, Bo Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical value of percutaneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage in the treatment of single-level suppurative spondylitis. METHODS: The clinical data of 18 patients with single-level suppurative spondylitis treated by percutaneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage from June 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 11 males and 7 females, aged from 46 to 75 years old with an average of (58.89±9.46) years...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772862/-effect-of-surgical-intervention-time-on-the-recovery-of-nerve-function-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-a-meta-analysis
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Wen-Tao Zhao, Guang-Dong Chen, Dong-Chang Xia, Pan-Pan Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of different operation time for acute spinal cord injury(SCI) based on systematic review. METHODS: PubMed database, EMBASE database, Cochrane Library, ISI Web of knowledge, CBM database, VIP database, CNKI database and Wanfang database were searched from their start year up to February 2017 for relevant randomized clinical trials on the treatment of acute spinal cord injury with different intervention times. RESULTS: Four randomized clinical trials of total 156 cases were included...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772859/-analysis-of-clinical-efficacy-of-unilateral-open-door-cervical-laminoplasty-combined-with-foraminotomy-for-cervical-ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
#10
Feng Yang, Ming-Sheng Tan, Xiang-Sheng Tang, Liang-Hai Jiang, Ping Yi, Qing-Ying Hao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical efficacy of unilateral open-door laminoplasty combined with foraminotomy for cervical ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament(OPLL). METHODS: The clinical data of 45 patients with OPLL underwent surgical treatment between September 2011 and September 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 26 males and 19 females with a mean age of 53.6 years old(ranged from 28 to 71 years). Among them, 24 cases received the surgery of unilateral open-door cervical laminoplasty combined with foraminotomy(combined group), and 21 cases received a single unilateral open-door cervical laminoplasty(single group)...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772857/-posterior-spinal-canal-decompression-with-screw-fixation-and-reconstruction-of-three-vertebral-column-for-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-complicated-with-nerve-injury
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Li-Yong Wu, Xue-Mei Huang, Yue Wang, Zhao-Bo Yang, Sheng-Hui Su, Chun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility and clinical effect of posterior spinal canal decompression with pedicle screw fixation and reconstruction of anterior and middle vertebral column for thoracolumbar burst fractures complicated with nerve injury. METHODS: A total of 36 patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures treated from March 2011 to April 2016 were enrolled in the retrospective study. There were 20 males and 16 females, aged from 21 to 52 years old with an average of 37...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772854/-observation-of-early-clinical-effect-of-percutaneous-transforaminal-endoscopic-technology-in-treating-cervical-spondylotic-radiculopathy
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Ying-Chun Zhang, Tai-Sheng Chen, Hua Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the early clinical effect and safety of percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic technology for cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. METHODS: From August 2016 to September 2017, 14 patients with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy who responded poorly to non-surgical treatment for at least 6 weeks underwent percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy via posterior approach. There were 6 males and 8 females, aging from 32 to 68 years old with an average of (40...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772368/volumetric-muscle-measurements-indicate-significant-muscle-degeneration-in-single-level-disc-herniation-patients
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Kaan Yaltırık, Burhan Oral Güdü, Yüksel Işık, Çiğdem Altunok, Ufuk Tipi, Başar Atalay
INTRODUCTION: There is a strong relationship between lower back pain and paraspinal muscle atrophy. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of lumbar paravertebral muscle atrophy in patients with and without single level disc herniation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 110 retrospectively analyzed patients in this study were divided into two groups. Group A included 55 patients with radiologically confirmed single level disc herniation with back pain and radiculopathy...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771608/paced-breathing-and-phrenic-nerve-responses-evoked-by-epidural-stimulation-following-complete-high-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Tatiana Bezdudnaya, Michael A Lane, Vitaliy Marchenko
Spinal cord injury (SCI) at the level of cervical segments often results in life-threatening respiratory complications and requires long-term mechanical ventilator assistance. Thus, restoring diaphragm activity and regaining voluntary control of breathing are the primary clinical goals for patients with respiratory dysfunction following cervical SCI. Epidural stimulation (EDS) is a promising strategy that has been explored extensively for non-respiratory functions, and to a limited extent within the respiratory system...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770147/koumine-attenuates-neuroglia-activation-and-inflammatory-response-to-neuropathic-pain
#15
Gui-Lin Jin, Sai-Di He, Shao-Mei Lin, Li-Mian Hong, Wan-Qing Chen, Ying Xu, Jian Yang, Su-Ping Li, Chang-Xi Yu
Despite decades of studies, the currently available drugs largely fail to control neuropathic pain. Koumine-an alkaloidal constituent derived from the medicinal plant Gelsemium elegans Benth.-has been shown to possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and the possible underlying mechanisms of koumine. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of koumine were explored by using chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve (CCI) neuropathic pain model in vivo and LPS-induced injury in microglia BV2 cells in vitro ...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769526/a-whole-genome-sequence-study-identifies-genetic-risk-factors-for-neuromyelitis-optica
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Karol Estrada, Christopher W Whelan, Fengmei Zhao, Paola Bronson, Robert E Handsaker, Chao Sun, John P Carulli, Tim Harris, Richard M Ransohoff, Steven A McCarroll, Aaron G Day-Williams, Benjamin M Greenberg, Daniel G MacArthur
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the optic nerve and spinal cord. Most NMO patients ( > 70%) are seropositive for circulating autoantibodies against aquaporin 4 (NMO-IgG+). Here, we meta-analyze whole-genome sequences from 86 NMO cases and 460 controls with genome-wide SNP array from 129 NMO cases and 784 controls to test for association with SNPs and copy number variation (total N = 215 NMO cases, 1244 controls). We identify two independent signals in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region associated with NMO-IgG+, one of which may be explained by structural variation in the complement component 4 genes...
May 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765790/direct-posterior-bipolar-cervical-facet-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-a-simpler-and-safer-approach-to-denervate-the-facet-capsule
#17
Ovidiu Palea, Haroon M Andar, Ramon Lugo, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Radiofrequency cervical rhizotomy has been shown to be effective for the relief of chronic neck pain, whether it be due to soft tissue injury, cervical spondylosis, or post-cervical spine surgery. The target and technique have traditionally been taught using an oblique approach to the anterior lateral capsule of the cervical facet joint. The goal is to position the electrode at the proximal location of the recurrent branch after it leaves the exiting nerve root and loops back to the cervical facet joint. The standard oblique approach to the recurrent nerve requires the testing of both motor and sensory components to verify the correct position and ensure safety so as to not damage the slightly more anterior nerve root...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765188/influence-of-peripheral-magnetic-stimulation-of-soleus-muscle-on-h-and-m-waves
#18
Tadamitsu Matsuda, Taichi Kurayama, Miki Tagami, Yuji Fujino, Atsushi Manji, Yasuaki Kusumoto, Kazu Amimoto
[Purpose] This study evaluated the effects of repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation of the soleus muscle on spinal cord and peripheral motor nerve excitability. [Subjects and Methods] Twelve healthy adults (mean age 22 years) who provided written informed consent were administered repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation for 10 min. Pre-and post-stimulation latencies and amplitudes of H- and M-waves of the soleus muscle were measured using electromyography and compared using paired t-tests. [Results] Pre- and post-stimulation latencies (28...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765060/iron-specific-signal-separation-from-within-heavy-metal-stained-biological-samples-using-x-ray-microtomography-with-polychromatic-source-and-energy-integrating-detectors
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Tsvi Katchalski, Tom Case, Keun-Young Kim, Ranjan Ramachandra, Eric A Bushong, Thomas J Deerinck, Matthias G Haberl, Mason R Mackey, Steven Peltier, Guillaume A Castillon, Nobuko Fujikawa, Albert R Lawrence, Mark H Ellisman
Biological samples are frequently stained with heavy metals in preparation for examining the macro, micro and ultra-structure using X-ray microtomography and electron microscopy. A single X-ray microtomography scan reveals detailed 3D structure based on staining density, yet it lacks both material composition and functional information. Using a commercially available polychromatic X-ray source, energy integrating detectors and a two-scan configuration labelled by their energy- "High" and "Low", we demonstrate how a specific element, here shown with iron, can be detected from a mixture with other heavy metals...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763654/obturator-neuromodulation-with-laparoscopic-placement-of-an-obturator-lead-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-opioid-dependent-chronic-pelvic-pain-due-to-obturator-neuralgia
#20
Richard P Marvel
Chronic pelvic pain(CPP) is a common condition in women that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Some of the most severe forms of CPP are related to peripheral nerve injuries causing persistent neuropathic pain. This is a case of a young woman with severe opioid dependent chronic pelvic and right groin pain due to obturator neuralgia. She had failed a multitude of treatments including multiple medications, manual physical therapy, nerve blocks, surgical neurolysis and spinal cord stimulation without significant benefit...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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