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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728911/effects-of-riluzole-on-spinal-seizure-like-activity-in-the-brainstem-spinal-cord-preparation-of-newborn-rat
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Shih Tien Lin, Masayuki Ohbayashi, Toshinori Yamamoto, Hiroshi Onimaru, Mari Kogo
Riluzole blocks persistent Na(+) current, inhibits generation of neuronal bursts and decreases glutamate-induced excitotoxicity. In previous studies of respiratory activity, riluzole suppressed inspiratory-related burst generation activity in rat slice or en bloc preparations. We examined riluzole's effects on inspiratory burst generation and drug-induced seizure-like activity in newborn rat en bloc preparations. Medulla-spinal cord preparations from postnatal day 0-3 Wistar rats were isolated under deep isoflurane anesthesia and were superfused with artificial cerebrospinal fluid equilibrated with 95% O2 and 5% CO2, pH 7...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719456/warning-criteria-for-intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring
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Quanmeng Liu, Qinzhou Wang, Hongen Liu, William K K Wu, Matthew T V Chan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intraoperative changes in somatosensory (SEP) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) may indicate potential injury to the spinal cord and will require timely intervention to prevent permanent damage. This review focuses on the validity of currently recommended warning criteria for intraoperative evoked potential monitoring. RECENT FINDINGS: Current guideline recommends a decrease in SEP amplitude by 50% and MEP amplitude by 50-100% as warning signals for injury to the ascending sensory and descending motor pathway, respectively...
July 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710663/a-multi-train-electrical-stimulation-protocol-facilitates-transcranial-electrical-motor-evoked-potentials-and-increases-induction-rate-and-reproducibility-even-in-patients-with-preoperative-neurological-deficits
#3
Shuta Ushio, Shigenori Kawabata, Satoshi Sumiya, Tsuyoshi Kato, Toshitaka Yoshii, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Mitsuhiro Enomoto, Atsushi Okawa
This study sought to evaluate the facilitation effect of repetitive multi-train transcranial electrical stimulation (mt-TES) at 2 repetition rates on transcranial electrical motor evoked potential (Tc-MEP) monitoring during spinal surgery, and to assess the induction rate in patients with impaired motor function from a compromised spinal cord or spinal nerve. We studied 32 consecutive patients with impaired motor function undergoing cervical or thoracic spinal surgery (470 muscles). A series of 10 TESs with 5 pulse trains were preoperatively delivered at 2 repetition rates (1 and 5 Hz)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703331/high-resolution-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-preliminary-follow-up-study
#4
Li Guan, Xiaolong Chen, Yong Hai, Xiaodong Ma, Le He, Guangzhi Wang, Chun Yuan, Hua Guo
Diffusion imaging is a promising technique as it can provide microstructural tissue information and thus potentially show viable changes in spinal cord. However, the traditional single-shot imaging method is limited as a result of various image artifacts. In order to improve measurement accuracy, we used a newly developed, multi-shot, high-resolution, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) method to investigate diffusion metric changes and compare them with T2 -weighted (T2W) images before and after decompressive surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM)...
July 13, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701541/afferent-input-and-sensory-function-after-human-spinal-cord-injury
#5
Recep Ali Ozdemir, Monica A Perez
Spinal cord injury (SCI) often disrupts the integrity of afferent (sensory) axons projecting through the spinal cord dorsal columns to the brain. Examinations of ascending sensory tracts, therefore, are critical for monitoring the extent of SCI and recovery processes. In this review, we discuss the most common electrophysiological techniques used to assess transmission of afferent inputs to the primary motor cortex (i.e., afferent-input induced facilitation and inhibition) and the somatosensory cortex (i.e...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696309/influenza-infection-triggers-disease-in-a-genetic-model-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#6
Stephen Blackmore, Jessica Hernandez, Michal Juda, Emily Ryder, Gregory G Freund, Rodney W Johnson, Andrew J Steelman
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Most MS patients experience periods of symptom exacerbation (relapses) followed by periods of partial recovery (remission). Interestingly, upper-respiratory viral infections increase the risk for relapse. Here, we used an autoimmune-prone T-cell receptor transgenic mouse (2D2) and a mouse-adapted human influenza virus to test the hypothesis that upper-respiratory viral infection can cause glial activation, promote immune cell trafficking to the CNS, and trigger disease...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687602/imaging-b-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-using-64-cu-rituximab-pet
#7
Michelle L James, Aileen Hoehne, Aaron T Mayer, Kendra Lechtenberg, Monica Moreno, Gayatri Gowrishankar, Ohad Ilovich, Arutselvan Natarajan, Emily M Johnson, Joujou Nguyen, Lisa Quach, May Han, Marion Buckwalter, Sudeep Chandra, Sanjiv S Gambhir
B lymphocytes are a key pathological feature of multiple sclerosis (MS), and are becoming an important therapeutic target for this condition. Currently, there is no approved technique to non-invasively visualize B cells in the central nervous system (CNS) to monitor MS disease progression and response to therapies. Here we evaluated (64)Cu-Rituximab, a radiolabeled antibody specifically targeting the human B cell marker CD20, for its ability to image B cells in a mouse model of MS using positron emission tomography (PET)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682148/pharmacokinetics-of-an-intracerebroventricularly-administered-antibody-in-rats
#8
Yuki Noguchi, Motohiro Kato, Kazuhisa Ozeki, Masaki Ishigai
The pharmacokinetics (PK) of an antibody in the brain and the spinal cord is insufficiently understood, which is an obstacle to the discovery of antibody drugs that target diseases in the central nervous system. In this study, we focused on the elimination of IgG from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulating in the brain and the spinal cord in rats, and, in order to evaluate the influence of CSF bulk flow on the clearance of IgG, also examined the PK of inulin in CSF. To monitor their concentrations in CSF, IgG and inulin were co-administered into the lateral ventricle via a catheter, and CSF was collected from the cisterna magna via another catheter time-sequentially...
July 6, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681737/alarm-criteria-for-motor-evoked-potentials
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Parthasarathy D Thirumala, Jessie Huang, Indraneel S Brahme, Karthy Thiagarajan, Hannah Cheng, Donald J Crammond, Jeffrey Balzer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate three commonly used alarm criteria for interpreting the significance and diagnostic value of transcranial motor evoked potential (TcMEP) changes during spinal surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed/MEDLINE, Web of Science, and EMBASE from 1945 to January 2014. We included all those studies that were (1) randomized controlled trials, prospective studies, or retrospective cohort studies, (2) conducted among patients undergoing surgery on the spine or spinal cord with TcMEP monitoring, (3) conducted in a group of ≥50 patients, (4) that were inclusive of immediate postoperative neurological assessment (within 24 h), and (5) which were published in English...
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681675/expert-consensus-for-pvcr-in-severe-rigid-and-angular-spinal-deformity-treatment-the-kunming-consensus
#10
Jing-Ming Xie, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Jian-Xiong Shen, Xue-Song Zhang, Cao Yang, Zhao-Min Zheng, Bang-Ping Qian, Shiau-Tzu Tzeng, Hui-Zhong Tian, Chao Li, Ji Wu, Zeng-Hui Wu, Wen-Yuan Ding, Yuan Ma, Shi-Xin Du, Yu-Shu Bai, Ying-Song Wang, Li-Min Liu, Hua Yang, Zhuo-Jia Zhou, Shi-Ming Xie, Qi Cao, Zhao Yang
In the past decades, an increasing number of surgeons started using posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) to treat severe, rigid and angular spinal deformities. Little high-level evidence is available to guide surgical treatment. The aims of our study were to identify important surgical strategies and key technical points of Chinese experts who have extensive experience in the management of severe, rigid and angular spinal deformities using PVCR, and to standardize and unify the current core concepts...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676974/long-term-evaluation-of-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-assisted-tethered-cord-surgery
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S E Dulfer, G Drost, F Lange, H L Journee, F H Wapstra, E W Hoving
PURPOSE: Patients with tethered spinal cord have been investigated for short-term effects after tethered spinal cord surgery in the past. However, little is known about the long-term effects in this patient group. In this retrospective, longitudinal, observational study, a patient sample of a previous report of 65 patients was reassessed to observe the long-term effects of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring-assisted tethered cord surgery. METHODS: With the use of patient charts and a survey, patients were scored on four domains: (1) neurological deficits, (2) urological deficits, (3) pain symptoms, and (4) orthopedic deficits...
July 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662973/assessment-of-bone-mineral-density-at-the-distal-femur-and-the-proximal-tibia-by-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-in-individualswith-spinal-cord-injury-precision-of-protocol-and-relation-to-injury-duration
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Stacey Lobos, Anne Cooke, Gillian Simonett, Chester Ho, Steven K Boyd, W Brent Edwards
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by marked bone loss at the knee, and there is a need for established dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) protocols to examine bone mineral density (BMD) at this location to track therapeutic progress and to monitor fracture risk. The purpose of this study was to quantify the precision and reliability of a DXA protocol for BMD assessment at the distal femur and the proximal tibia in individuals with SCI. The protocol was subsequently used to investigate the relationship between BMD and duration of SCI...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660107/optimal-timing-of-surgery-for-intramedullary-cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-spinal-cord-in-relation-to-preoperative-motor-paresis-disease-duration-and-tumor-volume-and-location
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Shiro Imagama, Zenya Ito, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Yoshimoto Ishikawa, Akiyuki Matsumoto, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Hiroaki Nakashima, Norimitsu Wakao, Yoshihito Sakai, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: Investigate factors associated with preoperative motor paresis, recovery, ambulatory status, and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) among patients with no preoperative paresis (N group), complete preoperative motor recovery (CR group), and no complete recovery (NCR group) in patients with intramedullary spinal cavernous hemangioma to determine the optimal timing of surgery. METHODS: The study evaluated 41 surgical cases in our institute...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658125/anterior-cervical-distraction-and-screw-elevating-pulling-reduction-for-traumatic-cervical-spine-fractures-and-dislocations-a-retrospective-analysis-of-86-cases
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Haoxi Li, Zhiyao Yong, Zhaoxiong Chen, Yufeng Huang, Zhoudan Lin, Desheng Wu
Treatment of cervical fracture and dislocation by improving the anterior cervical technique.Anterior cervical approach has been extensively used in treating cervical spine fractures and dislocations. However, when this approach is used in the treatment of locked facet joints, an unsatisfactory intraoperative reduction and prying reduction increases the risk of secondary spinal cord injury. Thus, herein, the cervical anterior approach was improved. With distractor and screw elevation therapy during surgery, the restoration rate is increased, and secondary injury to the spinal cord is avoided...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658041/utility-of-intraoperative-monitoring-in-the-resection-of-spinal-cord-tumors-an-analysis-by-tumor-location-and-anatomical-region
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Nikita Lakomkin, Akshitkumar M Mistry, Scott L Zuckerman, Travis Ladner, Parth Kothari, Nathan John Lee, Blaine Stannard, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph S Cheng
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of institutional data OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to assess the utility of somatosensory-evoked potentials (SSEP) and transcranial electric motor-evoked potentials (MEP) in the resection of spine tumors and evaluate the ability of both single and multi-modal monitoring to predict post-operative neurological deficits. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: While the utility of intraoperative monitoring (IOM) is well established in scoliosis and degenerative surgery, studies in spine tumor patients have been limited...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654051/experimental-protocol-of-a-three-minute-all-out-arm-crank-exercise-test-in-spinal-cord-injured-and-able-bodied-individuals
#16
Joelle L Flueck
Reliable exercise protocols are required to test changes in exercise performance in elite athletes. Performance improvements in these athletes may be small; therefore, sensitive tools are fundamental to exercise physiology. There are currently many exercise tests that allow for the examination of exercise capacity in able-bodied athletes, with protocols mainly for lower-body or whole-body exercise. There is a trend to test athletes in a sport-specific setting that closely resembles the actions that the participants are used to performing...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653798/spinal-cord-injury-pain-instrument-and-paindetect-questionnaire-convergent-construct-validity-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
#17
S Franz, C Schuld, E P Wilder-Smith, L Heutehaus, S Lang, S Gantz, S Schuh-Hofer, R-D Treede, T N Bryce, H Wang, N Weidner
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a frequent sequel of spinal cord injury (SCI). The SCI Pain Instrument (SCIPI) was developed as a SCI-specific NeuP screening tool. A preliminary validation reported encouraging results requiring further evaluation in terms of psychometric properties. The painDETECT questionnaire (PDQ), a commonly applied NeuP assessment tool, was primarily validated in German, but not specifically developed for SCI and not yet validated according to current diagnostic guidelines...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650882/diagnostic-utility-of-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-for-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumors-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Tej D Azad, Arjun V Pendharkar, Viet Nguyen, James Pan, Ian D Connolly, Anand Veeravagu, Rita Popat, John K Ratliff, Gerald A Grant
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the diagnostic utility of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) for detecting postoperative injury in resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCT). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical management of IMSCT can involve key neurological and vascular structures. IONM aims to assess the functional integrity of susceptible elements in real time...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648715/midbrain-stimulation-evoked-lumbar-spinal-activity-in-the-adult-decerebrate-mouse
#19
Katinka Stecina
BACKGROUND: Genetic techniques rendering murine models a popular choice for neuroscience research has led to important insights on neural networks controlling locomotor function. Using genetically altered mouse models for in vivo, electrophysiological studies in the adult state could validate key principles of locomotor network organization that have been described in neonatal, in vitro preparations. NEW METHOD: The experimental model presented here describes a decerebrate, in vivo adult mouse preparation in which focal, electrical midbrain stimulation was combined with monitoring lumbar neural activity and motor output after pre-collicular decerebration and neuromuscular blockade...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647454/elevated-serum-met-5-enkephalin-levels-correlate-with-improved-clinical-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#20
Michael D Ludwig, Ian S Zagon, Patricia J McLaughlin
Methionine enkephalin ([Met(5)]-enkephalin, Opioid growth factor (OGF)) is a small neuropeptide with growth-related as well as immunomodulatory properties. OGF is distributed widely throughout the body, is both autocrine and paracrine produced, and has a very short half-life in serum. In addition to its neurotransmitter functions, OGF inhibits cell replication of a wide variety of cells involved in the autoimmune process. In this preclinical study, mice were immunized with myelin oligodendrocytic glycoprotein (MOG35-55) to establish a chronic progressive form of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), and serum enkephalin levels were assessed throughout the disease as well as in response to OGF therapy in order to determine whether OGF may be a biological marker for EAE and multiple sclerosis...
June 21, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
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