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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727705/activation-of-the-rage-stat3-pathway-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-contributes-to-the-persistent-pain-hypersensitivity-induced-by-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Xin-Sheng Zhang, Xiao Li, Hai-Jie Luo, Zhu-Xi Huang, Cui-Cui Liu, Qing Wan, Shu-Wei Xu, Shao-Ling Wu, Song-Jian Ke, Chao Ma
BACKGROUND: Clinically, chronic low back pain and sciatica associated with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Due to the unawareness of detailed mechanisms, it is difficult to get an effective therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify the role of the RAGE/STAT3 pathway in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) on the formation and development of persistent pain hypersensitivity induced by LDH. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled animal study...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727640/no-seasonal-changes-in-cognitive-functioning-among-high-school-football-athletes-implementation-of-a-novel-electrophysiological-measure-and-standard-clinical-measures
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Steven P Broglio, Richelle Williams, Ashley Rettmann, Brandon Moore, James T Eckner, Sean Meehan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate neuroelectric and cognitive function relative to a season of football participation. Cognitive and neuroelectric function declines are hypothesized to be present in football athletes. DESIGN: Observational. SETTING: Athletic fields and research laboratory. PATIENTS (OR PARTICIPANTS): Seventy-seven high school athletes (15.9 + 0.9 years, 178.6 + 7.2 cm, 74.4 + 14.7 kg, and 0.8 + 0.8 self-reported concussions) participating in football (n = 46) and noncontact sports (n = 31)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725918/a-comprehensive-review-of-motor-innervation-of-the-hand-variations-and-clinical-significance
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Sacha Wynter, Lakal Dissabandara
PURPOSE: The objective of the present review is to assemble the recognized anatomical variations, classifications, and clinical evidence with regard to innervation of the hand and discuss the clinical significance of these variations. METHODS: The material for this review was obtained by exploring PubMed and Google Scholar (search terms: hand innervation, variations of ulnar nerve, variations of median nerve, variations of radial nerve) as well as from standard anatomy texts...
July 19, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723717/localized-muscle-vibration-reverses-quadriceps-muscle-hypotrophy-and-improves-physical-function-a-clinical-and-electrophysiological-study
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Maria Grazia Benedetti, Gennaro Boccia, Lorenzo Cavazzuti, Elena Magnani, Elisabetta Mariani, Alberto Rainoldi, Roberto Casale
Quadriceps weakness has been associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA). High-frequency localized muscle vibration (LMV) has been proposed recently for quadriceps strengthening in patients with knee OA. The purpose of this study was (a) to investigate the clinical effectiveness of high-frequency LMV on quadriceps muscle in patients with knee OA and (b) to disentangle, by means of surface electromyography (sEMG), the underlying mechanism. Thirty patients, aged between 40 and 65 years, and clinically diagnosed with knee OA were included in this randomized, controlled, single-blinded pilot study...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723713/somatotopic-fascicular-lesions-of-the-brachial-plexus-demonstrated-by-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-neurography
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Tim Hilgenfeld, Johann Jende, Daniel Schwarz, Philipp Bäumer, Jennifer Kollmer, Sabine Heiland, Martin Bendszus, Mirko Pham
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether high-resolution brachial plexus (BP) magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is capable of (1) distinguishing patients with compressive neuropathy or noncompressive plexopathy from age- and sex-matched controls, (2) discriminating between patients with compressive neuropathy and noncompressive plexopathy, and (3) detecting spatial lesion patterns suggesting somatotopic organization of the BP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients (50...
July 18, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721830/redox-state-in-atrial-fibrillation-pathogenesis-and-relevant-therapeutic-approaches
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Alexios S Antonopoulos, Athina Goliopoulou, Evangelos Oikonomou, Sotiris Tsalamandris, Georgios-Angelos Papamikroulis, George Lazaros, Eleftherios Tsiamis, George Latsios, Stella Brili, Spyridon Papaioannou, Vasiliki Gennimata, Dimitris Tousoulis
Myocardial redox state is a critical determinant of myocardial biology, regulating cardiomyocytes' apoptosis, hypertrophy, ion channels function and cardiac contractility and relaxation. Data from animal models have shown that altered myocardial nitroso-redox balance and NADPH oxidases activity are pivotally involved in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation. Similarly experimental animal data have demonstrated that increased reactive oxygen / nitrogen species formation in the atrial tissue is associated with altered electrophysiological properties of atrial myocytes and electrical remodeling...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721524/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-for-investigation-of-disease-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-strategies-in-inherited-arrhythmia-syndromes-strengths-and-limitations
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Simona Casini, Arie O Verkerk, Carol Ann Remme
During the last two decades, significant progress has been made in the identification of genetic defects underlying inherited arrhythmia syndromes, which has provided some clinical benefit through elucidation of gene-specific arrhythmia triggers and treatment. However, for most arrhythmia syndromes, clinical management is hindered by insufficient knowledge of the functional consequences of the mutation in question, the pro-arrhythmic mechanisms involved, and hence the most optimal treatment strategy. Moreover, disease expressivity and sensitivity to therapeutic interventions often varies between mutations and/or patients, underlining the need for more individualized strategies...
July 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721007/comparative-electrophysiological-responses-in-anisometropic-and-strabismic-amblyopic-children
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Luiz Cláudio Santos de Souza Lima, Adalmir Morterá Dantas, Guilherme Herzog Neto, Eduardo França Damasceno, Helena Parente Solari, Marcelo Palis Ventura
PURPOSE: To compare anisometropic hypermetropic amblyopic and strabismic amblyopic responses to pattern electroretinogram (PERG) and pattern visual evocated potential (PVEP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients - 18 hypermetropic anisometropic amblyopic children (mean age 9.70±2.5 years), 19 strabismic amblyopic children (mean age 10.30±2.6 years) and 19 normal emetropic subjects (mean age 10.10±2.2 years) - were enrolled in this study. After routine ophthalmic examination, PERG and PVEP were recorded in response to checks reversed at the rate of two reversals/second stimulating macular area...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719826/the-terminal-latency-of-the-phrenic-nerve-correlates-with-respiratory-symptoms-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Jin-Sung Park, Donghwi Park
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the electrophysiological parameters in phrenic nerve conduction studies (NCS) that sensitively reflect latent respiratory insufficiency present in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHOD: Forty-nine patients with ALS were examined, and after exclusion, 21 patients with ALS and their phrenic NCS results were reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups according to their respiratory sub-score in the ALS functional rating scale - revised (Group A, sub-score 12vs...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719619/diagnostic-utility-of-corneal-confocal-microscopy-and-intra-epidermal-nerve-fibre-density-in-diabetic-neuropathy
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Uazman Alam, Maria Jeziorska, Ioannis N Petropoulos, Omar Asghar, Hassan Fadavi, Georgios Ponirakis, Andrew Marshall, Mitra Tavakoli, Andrew J M Boulton, Nathan Efron, Rayaz A Malik
OBJECTIVES: Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) is a rapid, non-invasive, reproducible technique that quantifies small nerve fibres. We have compared the diagnostic capability of CCM against a range of established measures of nerve damage in patients with diabetic neuropathy. METHODS: In this cross sectional study, thirty subjects with Type 1 diabetes without neuropathy (T1DM), thirty one T1DM subjects with neuropathy (DSPN) and twenty seven non-diabetic healthy control subjects underwent detailed assessment of neuropathic symptoms and neurologic deficits, quantitative sensory testing (QST), electrophysiology, skin biopsy and corneal confocal microscopy (CCM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717090/delayed-polyneuropathy-induced-by-organophosphate-poisoning
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Shunsuke Kobayashi, Reiko Okubo, Yoshikazu Ugawa
An 89-year-old man attempted suicide by ingesting a pesticide (trichlorfon). After surviving the initial critical period in the intensive care unit, he developed rapidly progressive distal weakness and sensory disturbance. Electrophysiological examinations revealed sensory motor axonal polyneuropathy. Delayed polyneuropathy is a rare manifestation of organophosphate poisoning. Nerve conduction studies play an important role in the diagnosis of this rare clinical condition.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716860/novel-mechanisms-of-piezo1-dysfunction-in-hereditary-xerocytosis
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Edyta Glogowska, Eve R Schneider, Yelena Maksimova, Vincent P Schulz, Kimberly Lezon-Geyda, John Wu, Kottayam Radhakrishnan, Siobán B Keel, Donald Mahoney, Alison M Freidmann, Rachel A Altura, Elena O Gracheva, Sviatoslav N Bagriantsev, Theodosia A Kalfa, Patrick G Gallagher
Mutations in PIEZO1 are the primary cause of hereditary xerocytosis, a clinically heterogeneous, dominantly inherited disorder of erythrocyte dehydration. We utilized next generation sequencing-based techniques to identify PIEZO1 mutations in individuals from 9 kindreds referred with suspected HX and/or undiagnosed congenital hemolytic anemia. Mutations were primarily found in the highly conserved, COOH-terminal pore region domain. Several mutations were novel and demonstrated ethnic specificity. We characterized these mutations using genomic, bioinformatic, cell biology, and physiology-based functional assays...
July 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716288/uric-acid-levels-correlate-with-the-severity-of-diabetic-sensorimotor-polyneuropathy
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Alon Abraham, Ari Breiner, Carolina Barnett, Hans D Katzberg, Leif E Lovblom, Bruce A Perkins, Vera Bril
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most frequent complication in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), and is associated with age, DM duration, and HbA1c levels. In addition, higher uric acid (UA) levels are reported in patients with DSP. OBJECTIVES: To explore whether UA levels correlate with DSP severity. METHODS: We extracted the demographic data, clinical history, neurological and electrophysiological examinations and laboratory findings of 115 patients diagnosed with DSP from January 2012 to December 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713038/assessment-of-sexual-function-in-women-with-neurological-disorders-a-review
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Frédérique Courtois, Marina Gérard, Kathleen Charvier, David B Vodušek, Gérard Amarenco
BACKGROUND: Although the rehabilitation of sexual function has been identified as a top priority among women presenting neurological conditions, sexual function is rarely assessed in this clinical group. OBJECTIVES: To review published assessment tools of sexual dysfunction in women with neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), Parkinson disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted with Medline via PubMed, PubMed Central, and Medline databases...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709880/low-intensity-transcranial-electric-stimulation-safety-ethical-legal-regulatory-and-application-guidelines
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A Antal, I Alekseichuk, M Bikson, J Brockmöller, A R Brunoni, R Chen, L G Cohen, G Dowthwaite, J Ellrich, A Flöel, F Fregni, M S George, R Hamilton, J Haueisen, C S Herrmann, F C Hummel, J P Lefaucheur, D Liebetanz, C K Loo, C D McCaig, C Miniussi, P C Miranda, V Moliadze, M A Nitsche, R Nowak, F Padberg, A Pascual-Leone, W Poppendieck, A Priori, S Rossi, P M Rossini, J Rothwell, M A Rueger, G Ruffini, K Schellhorn, H R Siebner, Y Ugawa, A Wexler, U Ziemann, M Hallett, W Paulus
Low intensity transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) in humans, encompassing transcranial direct current (tDCS), transcutaneous spinal Direct Current Stimulation (tsDCS), transcranial alternating current (tACS), and transcranial random noise (tRNS) stimulation or their combinations, appears to be safe. No serious adverse events (SAEs) have been reported so far in over 18,000 sessions administered to healthy subjects, neurological and psychiatric patients, as summarized here. Moderate adverse events (AEs), as defined by the necessity to intervene, are rare, and include skin burns with tDCS due to suboptimal electrode-skin contact...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707396/role-of-abnormal-repolarization-in-the-mechanism-of-cardiac-arrhythmia
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O E Osadchii
In cardiac patients, life-threatening tachyarrhythmia is often precipitated by abnormal changes in ventricular repolarization and refractoriness. Repolarization abnormalities typically evolve as a consequence of impaired function of outward K(+) currents in cardiac myocytes, which may be caused by genetic defects or result from various acquired pathophysiological conditions, including electrical remodelling in cardiac disease, ion channel modulation by clinically used pharmacological agents, and systemic electrolyte disorders seen in heart failure, such as hypokalaemia...
July 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706458/electrophysiological-characteristics-of-r47w-and-a298t-mutations-in-clc-1-of-myotonia-congenita-patients-and-evaluation-of-clinical-features
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Hyung Jin Chin, Chan Hyeong Kim, Kotdaji Ha, Jin Hong Shin, Dae-Seong Kim, Insuk So
Myotonia congenita (MC) is a genetic disease that displays impaired relaxation of skeletal muscle and muscle hypertrophy. This disease is mainly caused by mutations of CLCN1 that encodes human skeletal muscle chloride channel (CLC-1). CLC-1 is a voltage gated chloride channel that activates upon depolarizing potentials and play a major role in stabilization of resting membrane potentials in skeletal muscle. In this study, we report 4 unrelated Korean patients diagnosed with myotonia congenita and their clinical features...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705346/efficient-generation-of-dopamine-neurons-by-synthetic-transcription-factor-mrnas
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Sang-Mi Kim, Mi-Sun Lim, Eun-Hye Lee, Sung Jun Jung, Hee Yong Chung, Chun-Hyung Kim, Chang-Hwan Park
Generation of functional dopamine (DA) neurons is an essential step for the development of effective cell therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD). The generation of DA neurons can be accomplished by overexpression of DA-inducible genes using virus- or DNA-based gene delivery methods. However, these gene delivery methods often cause chromosomal anomalies. In contrast, mRNA-based gene delivery avoids this problem and therefore is considered safe to use in the development of cell-based therapy. Thus, we used mRNA-based gene delivery method to generate safe DA neurons...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705106/characteristic-features-of-patients-with-multiple-accessory-pathways
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Michal Orczykowski, Pawel Derejko, Piotr Urbanek, Robert Bodalski, Joanna Zakrzewska-Koperska, Maria Bilińska, Lukasz Szumowski
Objective Only limited clinical and electrophysiological data concerning patients (pts) with multiple accessory pathways (MAP) in comparison to large control groups are available. The aim of our study was to analyse these data from the largest cohort of patients with multiple accessory pathways and a large control group. Method and results We analysed data from pts with MAP (group 1) and pts with a single accessory pathway (AP) (group 2) referred for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) at our tertiary centre...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703074/serum-ionic-dysequilibria-in-clinical-opioid-dependence-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-studies
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A S Reece, A Norman, G K Hulse
INTRODUCTION: Despite an increasing awareness that the activity of excitable membranes is determined by the underlying ionic gradients across them, and their importance in drug dependency, we were not able to identify any reports of comparing the electrolyte composition of opioid-dependent and non-addicted controls. METHODS: Linear regression was used to compare clinical pathology blood results taken from 2699 opioid-dependent patients (ODP) and 5307 medical control (MC) patients on a total of 21,734 occasions for the period 1995-2015...
August 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
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