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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808583/successful-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-neuropathic-below-level-spinal-cord-injury-pain-following-complete-paraplegia-a-case-report
#1
Tim A Reck, Gunther Landmann
INTRODUCTION: Neuropathic pain is common in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and often difficult to treat. We report a case where epidural spinal cord stimulation (SCS) below the level of injury has been successfully applied in a patient with a complete spinal cord lesion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old female presented with neuropathic below-level SCI pain of both lower legs and feet due to complete SCI below T5. Time and pain duration since injury was 2 years...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791352/establishment-of-a-murine-pancreatic-cancer-pain-model-and-microarray-analysis-of-pain%C3%A2-associated-genes-in-the-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn
#2
Liqin Wang, Huihong Xu, Yanhu Ge, Hai Zhu, Dawei Yu, Weifeng Yu, Zhijie Lu
There is emerging evidence on the mechanisms of pancreatic cancer pain. Following the establishment of an orthotropic transplantation model of pancreatic cancer, microarray analysis was performed to identify changes in the expression levels of pain‑associated genes in the spinal cord. A mouse model of pancreatic cancer‑induced pain was established by implanting SW 1990 cells into the pancreases of female BALB/c‑nu mice. The survival rate and body weight were measured following orthotropic transplantation...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791051/a-unique-case-for-spinal-cord-stimulation-successful-treatment-of-small-fiber-neuropathy-pain-using-multiple-spinal-cord-stimulators
#3
Maxim Eckmann, Alexander Papanastassiou, Mark Awad
Spinal cord stimulators have commonly been used to treat multiple pain conditions. This case report represents a unique case of using multiple spinal cord stimulators for widespread small fiber neuropathy pain. This case report concerns patient JJ who first presented with generalized neuropathic pain. His pain was an intermittent burning, stinging quality that originally focused in both of his feet and progressed to include his legs and arms and eventually involved his entire body. The pain would last moments to hours at least daily...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790970/structural-and-functional-substitution-of-deleted-primary-sensory-neurons-by-new-growth-from-intrinsic-spinal-cord-nerve-cells-an-alternative-concept-in-reconstruction-of-spinal-cord-circuits
#4
Nicholas D James, Maria Angéria, Elizabeth J Bradbury, Peter Damberg, Stephen B McMahon, Mårten Risling, Thomas Carlstedt
In a recent clinical report, return of the tendon stretch reflex was demonstrated after spinal cord surgery in a case of total traumatic brachial plexus avulsion injury. Peripheral nerve grafts had been implanted into the spinal cord to reconnect to the peripheral nerves for motor and sensory function. The dorsal root ganglia (DRG) containing the primary sensory nerve cells had been surgically removed in order for secondary or spinal cord sensory neurons to extend into the periphery and replace the deleted DRG neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782439/dosimetry-verification-of-125-i-seeds-implantation-with-three-dimensional-printing-noncoplanar-templates-and-ct-guidance-for-paravertebral-retroperitoneal-malignant-tumors
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Zhe Ji, Yuliang Jiang, Liang Su, Fuxin Guo, Ran Peng, Haitao Sun, Jinghong Fan, Junjie Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare dose distributions of postoperative plans with preoperative plans for radioactive seed implantation of paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors assisted by 3-dimensional printing noncoplanar templates and computed tomography. METHODS: Sixteen patients with paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors (21 lesions) underwent radioactive seed implantation with 3-dimensional printing noncoplanar templates. Prescribed dose was 110 to 160 Gy. We compared the dose distribution of the postoperative plan with the preoperative plan...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768786/posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-using-a-convex-pedicle-screw-technique-a-novel-concept-of-deformity-correction
#6
A I Tsirikos, G Mataliotakis, N Bounakis
AIMS: We present the results of correcting a double or triple curve adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using a convex segmental pedicle screw technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 191 patients with a mean age at surgery of 15 years (11 to 23.3). Pedicle screws were placed at the convexity of each curve. Concave screws were inserted at one or two cephalad levels and two caudal levels. The mean operating time was 183 minutes (132 to 276) and the mean blood loss 0...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761419/interfacing-peripheral-nerve-with-macro-sieve-electrodes-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Nathan K Birenbaum, Matthew R MacEwan, Wilson Z Ray
Macro-sieve electrodes were implanted in the sciatic nerve of five adult male Lewis rats following spinal cord injury to assess the ability of the macro-sieve electrode to interface regenerated peripheral nerve fibers post-spinal cord injury. Each spinal cord injury was performed via right lateral hemisection of the cord at the T9-10 site. Five months post-implantation, the ability of the macro-sieve electrode to interface the regenerated nerve was assessed by stimulating through the macro-sieve electrode and recording both electromyography signals and evoked muscle force from distal musculature...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736791/control-of-standing-balance-at-leaning-postures-with-functional-neuromuscular-stimulation-following-spinal-cord-injury
#8
Musa L Audu, Brooke M Odle, Ronald J Triolo
This study systematically explored the potential of applying feedback control of functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) for stabilizing various erect and leaning standing postures after spinal cord injury (SCI). Perturbations ranging from 2 to 6% body weight were applied to two subjects with motor complete thoracic level SCI who were proficient at standing with implanted multichannel neural stimulators to activate the ankle, knee, hip and trunk muscles. The subjects stood with four different postures: erect, forward, forward-right and forward-left...
July 24, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734626/staged-treatment-of-mega-aortic-syndrome-using-the-frozen-elephant-trunk-and-hybrid-thoracoabdominal-repair
#9
Asimakis Gkremoutis, Andreas Zierer, Thomas Schmitz-Rixen, Ali El-Sayed Ahmad, Erhard Kaiser, Michael Keese, Thomas Schmandra
OBJECTIVE: We report our experience with a staged hybrid approach for the treatment of extended aortic disease, also known as "mega aortic syndrome." METHODS: A total of 15 patients (10 male, 5 female) underwent staged repair of the thoracoabdominal aorta, consisting of 3 separate stages (repair of ascending aorta and aortic arch using the frozen elephant trunk technique and hybrid thoracoabdominal repair with debranching of the renovisceral branches and stent graft implantation)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726312/spinal-cord-stimulator-related-infections-findings-from-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis-of-2737-implants
#10
Markus A Bendel, Travis O'Brien, Bryan C Hoelzer, Timothy R Deer, Thomas P Pittelkow, Shrif Costandi, David R Walega, Gerges Azer, Salim M Hayek, Zhen Wang, Jason S Eldrige, Wenchun Qu, Joshua M Rosenow, Steven M Falowski, Stephanie A Neuman, Susan M Moeschler, Catherine Wassef, Christopher Kim, Tariq Niazi, Taher Saifullah, Brian Yee, Chong Kim, Christine L Oryhan, Daniel T Warren, Imanuel Lerman, Ruben Mora, Michael Hanes, Thomas Simopoulos, Sanjiv Sharma, Chris Gilligan, Warren Grace, Timothy Ade, Nagy A Mekhail, John P Hunter, Daniel Choi, Deborah Y Choi
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infection is a potential complication of spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implantation. Current understanding of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these infections is based largely on small clinical studies, many of which are outdated. Evidence-based guidelines for management of SCS-related infections thus rely instead on expert opinion, case reports, and case series. In this study, we aim to provide a large scale retrospective study of infection management techniques specifically for SCS implantation...
July 20, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721809/acellular-spinal-cord-scaffold-implantation-promotes-vascular-remodeling-with-sustained-delivery-of-vegf-in-a-rat-spinal-cord-hemisection-model
#11
Zi-Xing Xu, Li-Qun Zhang, Chang-Sheng Wang, Rong-Sheng Chen, Gui-Shuang Li, Yu Guo, Wei-Hong Xu
: Background: Promoting angiogenesis provides a possible therapeutic approach in treating spinal cord injury (SCI). Vascular endothelial growth fact (VEGF) is a pro-angiogenic substance that involves in endothelial cell (EC) proliferation, migration, and survival. Exogenous administration of VEGF to the lesion epicenter of the spinal cord has been recently revealed as a potential method for promoting the blood vessel sprouting. METHODS: Spinal cord hemisection in a rat model was established and angiogenesis was studied through implant of an acellular spinal cord scaffold (ASCS) with sustained delivery of VEGF165...
July 17, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714533/multicenter-retrospective-study-of-neurostimulation-with-exit-of-therapy-by-explant
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Jason E Pope, Timothy R Deer, Steven Falowski, David Provenzano, Michael Hanes, Salim M Hayek, Jacob Amrani, Jonathan Carlson, Ioannis Skaribas, Kris Parchuri, W Porter McRoberts, Robert Bolash, Nameer Haider, Maged Hamza, Kasra Amirdelfan, Sean Graham, Corey Hunter, Eric Lee, Sean Li, Michael Yang, Lucas Campos, Shrif Costandi, Robert Levy, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) devices are cost effective and improve function as well as quality of life. Despite the demonstrated benefits of SCS, some patients have the device explanted. We are interested in exploring the patient characteristics of those explanted. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of neurostimulation patients who underwent explantation at 18 centers across the United States within the previous five years. RESULTS: Data from 352 patients were collected and compiled...
July 17, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703331/high-resolution-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-preliminary-follow-up-study
#13
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/28701922/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-promotes-functional-improvement-associated-with-cntf-stat3-activation-after-hemi-sectioned-spinal-cord-injury-in-tree-shrews
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Liu-Lin Xiong, Fei Liu, Bing-Tuan Lu, Wen-Ling Zhao, Xiu-Juan Dong, Jia Liu, Rong-Ping Zhang, Piao Zhang, Ting-Hua Wang
Hemi-sectioned spinal cord injury (hSCI) can lead to spastic paralysis on the injured side, as well as flaccid paralysis on the contralateral side, which can negatively affect a patient's daily life. Stem-cell therapy may offer an effective treatment option for individuals with hSCI. To examine the role of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplantation on hSCI and explore related mechanisms in the tree shrews, here, we created a model of hSCI by inducing injury at the tenth thoracic vertebra (T10)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701540/a-novel-paraplegia-model-in-awake-behaving-macaques
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Max Ostrinsky Krucoff, Katie Zhuang, David B Macleod, Allen Yin, Yoon Woo Byun, Roberto Jose Manson, Dennis A Turner, Laura Oliveira, Mikhail A Lebedev
Lower limb paralysis from spinal cord injury (SCI) or neurological disease carries a poor prognosis for recovery and remains a large societal burden. Neurophysiological and neuroprosthetic research have the potential to improve quality of life for these patients; however, the lack of an ethical and sustainable non-human primate model for paraplegia hinders their advancement. Therefore, our multi-disciplinary team developed a way to induce temporary paralysis in awake behaving macaques by creating a fully implantable lumbar epidural catheter-subcutaneous port system that enables easy and reliable targeted drug delivery for sensorimotor blockade...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700536/fully-implantable-battery-free-wireless-optoelectronic-devices-for-spinal-optogenetics
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Vijay K Samineni, Jangyeol Yoon, Kaitlyn E Crawford, Yu Ra Jeong, Kajanna C McKenzie, Gunchul Shin, Zhaoqian Xie, Saranya S Sundaram, Yuhang Li, Min Young Yang, Jeonghyun Kim, Di Wu, Yeguang Xue, Xue Feng, Yonggang Huang, Aaron D Mickle, Anthony Banks, Jeong Sook Ha, Judith P Golden, John A Rogers, Robert W Gereau
The advent of optogenetic tools has allowed unprecedented insights into the organization of neuronal networks. Although recently developed technologies have enabled implementation of optogenetics for studies of brain function in freely moving, untethered animals, wireless powering and device durability pose challenges in studies of spinal cord circuits where dynamic, multidimensional motions against hard and soft surrounding tissues can lead to device degradation. We demonstrate here a fully implantable optoelectronic device powered by near-field wireless communication technology, with a thin and flexible open architecture that provides excellent mechanical durability, robust sealing against biofluid penetration and fidelity in wireless activation, thereby allowing for long-term optical stimulation of the spinal cord without constraint on the natural behaviors of the animals...
June 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699685/pocket-pain-and-neuromodulation-negligible-or-neglected
#17
Sofie Dietvorst, Thomas Decramer, Robin Lemmens, Bart Morlion, Bart Nuttin, Tom Theys
OBJECTIVES: Pain encountered at the site of the implantable pulse generator (IPG) after invasive neuromodulation is a well-known and important complication. The reported incidence of implant site pain is variable, ranging between 0.4 and 35%. Implant site pain has never been systematically studied and no treatment guidelines are available. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed an observational study (study registration number mp05728) on the incidence and the determining factors of implant site pain, the subjective rating of intensity by sending questionnaires (n = 554) to our cohort of neuromodulation patients with IPGs...
July 12, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699301/prospective-evaluation-of-patient-usage-of-above-and-below-threshold-waveforms-with-traditional-spinal-cord-stimulation-devices
#18
Stephanie Owusu, Alexander Huynh, Eric Gruenthal, Julia Prusik, Stephane Owusu-Sarpong, Rasan Cherala, Sophia Peng, Julie G Pilitsis, Sarah E McCallum
OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an efficacious therapy used to treat chronic pain. The type of SCS programming is important in improving patients' quality of life and overall satisfaction. In this study, 19 patients who underwent SCS with traditional devices were given between 4 and 6 programs including programs with stimulation below sensory threshold and above sensory threshold. Usage patterns and preferences were assessed. METHODS: SCS patients were given 4-6 programs, some above sensory threshold and some below threshold immediately postoperatively after permanent implantation...
July 11, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694236/fibrin-functionalization-with-synthetic-adhesive-ligands-interacting-with-%C3%AE-6%C3%AE-1-integrin-receptor-enhance-neurite-outgrowth-of-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-neural-stem-progenitors
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Joana Silva, Ana R Bento, Daniela Barros, Tiago L Laundos, Susana R Sousa, Pedro Quelhas, Mónica M Sousa, Ana P Pêgo, Isabel F Amaral
To enhance fibrin hydrogel affinity towards pluripotent stem cell-derived neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) and its capacity to support NSPC migration and neurite extension, we explored the tethering of synthetic peptides engaging integrin α6β1, a cell receptor enriched in NSPCs. Six α6β1 integrin ligands were tested for their ability to support integrin α6β1-mediated adhesion of embryonic stem cell-derived NSPCs (ES-NSPs) and sustain ES-NSPC viability, migration, and neuronal differentiation. Due to their better performance, peptides T1, HYD1, and A5G81 were immobilized into fibrin and functionalized gels characterized in terms of peptide binding efficiency, structure and viscoelastic properties...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693584/-long-term-stability-of-stimulating-spiral-nerve-cuff-electrodes-on-human-peripheral-nerves
#20
Breanne P Christie, Max Freeberg, William D Memberg, Gilles J C Pinault, Harry A Hoyen, Dustin J Tyler, Ronald J Triolo
BACKGROUND: Electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerves has been shown to be effective in restoring sensory and motor functions in the lower and upper extremities. This neural stimulation can be applied via non-penetrating spiral nerve cuff electrodes, though minimal information has been published regarding their long-term performance for multiple years after implantation. METHODS: Since 2005, 14 human volunteers with cervical or thoracic spinal cord injuries, or upper limb amputation, were chronically implanted with a total of 50 spiral nerve cuff electrodes on 10 different nerves (mean time post-implant 6...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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