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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424916/bilateral-pallidotomy-for-meige-syndrome
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Krasimir Minkin, Kaloyan Gabrovski, Petia Dimova, Rossitsa Tanova, Marin Penkov, Yuri Todorov, Kiril Romansky
Meige syndrome (MS) is usually described as a combination of blepharospasm with oromandibular dystonia. There are a large number of case reports of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPI) for MS and only one report of unilateral pallidotomy (PT). We report the first case of staged bilateral PT for treatment of a patient with MS using intraoperative high-frequency stimulation in order to predict and prevent postoperative deficit. There was a significant improvement of the Burk-Fahn-Marsden dystonia rating scale from 26 to 3...
April 19, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424655/sustained-and-transient-vestibular-systems-a-physiological-basis-for-interpreting-vestibular-function
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REVIEW
Ian S Curthoys, Hamish G MacDougall, Pierre-Paul Vidal, Catherine de Waele
Otolithic afferents with regular resting discharge respond to gravity or low-frequency linear accelerations, and we term these the static or sustained otolithic system. However, in the otolithic sense organs, there is anatomical differentiation across the maculae and corresponding physiological differentiation. A specialized band of receptors called the striola consists of mainly type I receptors whose hair bundles are weakly tethered to the overlying otolithic membrane. The afferent neurons, which form calyx synapses on type I striolar receptors, have irregular resting discharge and have low thresholds to high frequency (e...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424297/magnitude-and-behavior-of-cross-talk-effects-in-multi-channel-electrophysiology-experiments
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Matthew John Nelson, Silvana Valtcheva, Laurent Venance
Modern neurophysiological experiments frequently involve multiple channels separated by very small distances. A unique methodological concern for multiple electrode experiments is that of capacitive coupling (cross-talk) between channels. Yet the nature of the cross-talk recording circuit is not well known in the field and the extent to which it practically affects neurophysiology experiments has never been fully investigated. Here we describe a simple electrical circuit model of simultaneous recording and stimulation with two or more channels and experimentally verify the model using ex vivo brain slice and in vivo whole-brain preparations...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422293/an-autocrine-atp-release-mechanism-regulates-basal-ciliary-activity-in-airway-epithelium
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Karla Droguett, Mariana Rios, Daniela V Carreño, Camilo Navarrete, Christian Fuentes, Manuel Villalón, Nelson P Barrera
Extracellular nucleotides, including ATP, are locally released by the airway epithelium and stimulate ciliary activity in a [Ca(2+) ]i dependent manner after mechanical stimulation of ciliated cells. However, it is unclear if the released ATP is involved in regulating basal ciliary activity and mediating changes in ciliary activity in response to chemical stimulation. In this study we evaluated ciliary beat frequency (CBF) and ciliary beating forces in primary cultures from mouse tracheal epithelium, using videomicroscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM), respectively...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420906/comparison-of-ultrasound-and-ultrasound-plus-nerve-stimulator-guidance-axillary-plexus-block
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Gokhan Demirelli, Semih Baskan, Isil Karabeyoglu, Ismail Aytac, Dilsen Hatice Ornek, Alper Erdogmus, Mustafa Baydar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of axillary plexus blockade applied using ultrasound only and using ultrasound together with nerve stimulator in patients undergoing planned forearm, wrist or hand surgery. METHODS: This randomised, prospective, double-blinded, single-centre study was conducted at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, from November 2014 to August 2015, and comprised patients undergoing forearm, wrist or hand surgery...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420362/clinical-hemispheric-and-autonomic-changes-associated-with-use-of-closed-loop-allostatic-neurotechnology-by-a-case-series-of-individuals-with-self-reported-symptoms-of-post-traumatic-stress
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Charles H Tegeler, Jared F Cook, Catherine L Tegeler, Joshua R Hirsch, Hossam A Shaltout, Sean L Simpson, Brian C Fidali, Lee Gerdes, Sung W Lee
BACKGROUND: The objective of this pilot study was to explore the use of a closed-loop, allostatic, acoustic stimulation neurotechnology for individuals with self-reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress, as a potential means to impact symptomatology, temporal lobe high frequency asymmetry, heart rate variability (HRV), and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS). METHODS: From a cohort of individuals participating in a naturalistic study to evaluate use of allostatic neurotechnology for diverse clinical conditions, a subset was identified who reported high scores on the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL)...
April 19, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419784/four-extremity-neurostimulation-using-two-cervical-octapolar-leads-and-high-frequency-of-10-khz
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Shervin Harandi, Leonardo Kapural
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: A few published reports describe successful clinical use of low-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the cervical spine resulting in bilateral upper and lower extremity pain relief. Major side-effect when using this modality of SCS is the uneven intensity of paresthesias which are frequently excessive in upper extremities while attempting to achieve optimal paresthesia coverage in all four extremities. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Here we describe a successful case of high frequency SCS at 10 kHz where profound control of neuropathic pain of all four extremities was achieved without the complication of paresthesias...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418988/hiv-specific-cd8-t-cells-producing-ccl-4-are-associated-with-worse-immune-reconstitution-during-chronic-infection
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Rita Casetti, Carmela Pinnetti, Alessandra Sacchi, Gabriele De Simone, Veronica Bordoni, Eleonora Cimini, Nicola Tumino, Francesca Besi, Domenico Viola, Federica Turchi, Valentina Mazzotta, Andrea Antinori, Federico Martini, Adriana Ammassari, Chiara Agrati
BACKGROUND: Immunological non response represents the Achilles heel in the combination antiretroviral treatment (cART) effectiveness, and increases risk of clinical events and death. CD8 T cells play a crucial role in controlling HIV replication and polyfunctional HIV-specific CD8 T cells have been associated with non-progressive HIV infection. However, the possible role of polyfunctional CD8 T cells in predicting post-treatment immune reconstitution has not yet been explored. The aim of this study was to identify functional markers predictive of immunological response to cART in chronic HIV-infected patients...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417537/the-effects-and-mechanism-of-action-of-methane-on-ileal-motor-function
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Y M Park, Y J Lee, Z Hussain, Y H Lee, H Park
BACKGROUND: Methane has been associated with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, slowing intestinal transit time by augmenting contractile activity. However, the precise mechanism underlying this effect remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the mechanisms underlying the effect of methane on contractile activity, and whether such effects are mediated by nerve impulses or muscular contraction. METHODS: We connected guinea pig ileal muscle strips to a force/tension transducer and measured amplitudes of contraction in response to electrical field stimulation (EFS; 1, 2, 8, 16 Hz) following methane infusion in the presence of tetradotoxin (TTX), atropine, guanethidine, or GR 113808...
April 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416063/-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-treatment-for-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Bo Søndergaard Jensen, Mahmoud Ashkanian
Approximately 10% of combat soldiers and 30% of rape victims develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is already known to be safe in depression treatment. Research results of the past 15 years indicate that rTMS induced to the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex may have a potential to treat the symptoms of PTSD. Furthermore, high-frequency rTMS seems to be superior to low-frequency rTMS. The effect of rTMS on PTSD symptoms could be mediated by increasing the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor...
April 17, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410876/the-treatment-of-fatigue-by-non-invasive-brain-stimulation
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REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Moussa A Chalah, Alaa Mhalla, Ulrich Palm, Samar S Ayache, Veit Mylius
The use of non-invasive brain neurostimulation (NIBS) techniques to treat neurological or psychiatric diseases is currently under development. Fatigue is a commonly observed symptom in the field of potentially treatable pathologies by NIBS, yet very little data has been published regarding its treatment. We conducted a review of the literature until the end of February 2017 to analyze all the studies that reported a clinical assessment of the effects of NIBS techniques on fatigue. We have limited our analysis to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)...
April 11, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410525/high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-of-the-left-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-for-methamphetamine-use-disorders-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Hang Su, Na Zhong, Hong Gan, Jijun Wang, Hui Han, Tianzhen Chen, Xiaotong Li, Xiaolu Ruan, Youwei Zhu, Haifeng Jiang, Min Zhao
BACKGROUND: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a brain stimulation and modulation electrophysiological technique, it can change cortical excitability of target brain region, modulate neuron plasticity and brain connections. Previous researches indicated that rTMS could reduce cue-induced craving in drug addiction. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we employed real and sham rTMS of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) to test whether it could reduce cue-induced craving for methamphetamine (MA) and influence cognitive function in a randomised clinical trial...
March 29, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408297/time-source-of-neural-plasticity-in-complex-bimanual-coordinative-tasks-juggling
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Marika Berchicci, Federico Quinzi, Andrea Dainese, Francesco Di Russo
Brain plasticity is especially stimulated by complex bimanual tasks, because, as for juggling, they require simultaneous control of multiple movements, high level of bimanual coordination, balance and sustained swapping attention to multiple objects interacting with both hands. Neuroimaging studies on jugglers showed changes in white and grey matter after juggling training, while the very few electroencephalographic (EEG) studies showed changes in the frequency domain. However, no study has focused on the fine temporal brain activations during a bimanual coordinative task in ecological settings...
April 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407667/monitoring-thyroid-function-in-patients-on-levothyroxine-assessment-of-conformity-to-national-guidance-and-variability-in-practice
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Jonathan J Scargill, Mark Livingston, David Holland, Christopher J Duff, Anthony A Fryer, Adrian H Heald
With demand for endocrine tests steadily increasing year-on-year, we examined thyroid function test (TFT) frequencies in patients on levothyroxine replacement therapy to assess the effect of initial TFT results and request source on TFT re-testing interval. All TFTs performed by the Clinical Biochemistry Departments at the Salford Royal Hospital (2009-2012; 288 263 requests from 139 793 patients) and University Hospital of North Midlands (2011-2014; 579 156 requests from 193 035 patients) were extracted from the laboratory computer systems...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407553/high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-treatment-for-major-depression-dissociated-effects-on-psychopathology-and-neurocognition
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Santiago Tovar-Perdomo, Alexander McGirr, Frederique Van den Eynde, Nicole Rodrigues Dos Santos, Marcelo T Berlim
OBJECTIVES: This open-label pilot study explored the effects of a course of accelerated high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) on two neurocognitive domains (decision-making and impulse control) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: Participants with MDD and a treatment resistant major depressive episode (n=24) underwent twice-daily HF-rTMS targeted at the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (lDLPFC) over two weeks...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403681/atrophy-ultra-structural-disorders-severe-atrophy-and-degeneration-of-denervated-human-muscle-in-sci-and-aging-implications-for-their-recovery-by-functional-electrical-stimulation-updated-2017
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Helmut Kern, Cristian Hofer, Stefan Loefler, Sandra Zampieri, Paolo Gargiulo, Alfonc Baba, Andrea Marcante, Francesco Piccione, Amber Pond, Ugo Carraro
OBJECTIVES: Long-term lower motor neuron denervation of skeletal muscle is known to result in degeneration of muscle with replacement by adipose and fibrotic tissues. However, long-term survival of a subset of skeletal myofibers also occurs. METHODS: We performed transverse and longitudinal studies of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), patients specifically complete Conus and Cauda Equina Syndrome and also of active and sedentary seniors which included analyses of muscle biopsies from the quadriceps m...
April 13, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402559/occipital-nerve-stimulation-attenuates-neuronal-firing-response-to-mechanical-stimuli-in-the-ventral-posteromedial-thalamus-of-a-rodent-model-of-chronic-migraine
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Ian Walling, Heather Smith, Lucy E Gee, Brian Kaszuba, Arun Chockalingam, Andrei Barborica, Cristian Donos, Damian S Shin, Julie G Pilitsis
BACKGROUND: Chronic migraine (CM) is a highly debilitating disease, and many patients remain refractory to medicinal therapy. Given the convergent nature of neuronal networks in the ventral posteromedial nucleus (VPM) and the evidence of sensitization of pain circuitry in this disease, we hypothesize CM rats will have increased VPM neuronal firing, which can be attenuated using occipital nerve stimulation (ONS). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether VPM firing frequency differs between CM and sham rats, and whether ONS significantly alters firing rates during the application of mechanical stimuli...
April 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401284/targeting-the-subthalamic-nucleus-in-a-preclinical-model-of-alcohol-use-disorder
#18
Yann Pelloux, Christelle Baunez
BACKGROUND: The subthalamic nucleus (STN) has only recently been considered to have a role in reward processing. In rats, inactivation of the STN by lesion or high-frequency stimulation (HFS) decreases motivation for cocaine but increases motivation for sucrose. For ethanol, the effect of STN lesion depends on the individual's baseline intake; decreasing motivation for ethanol in rats with lower ethanol intake, while increasing motivation for ethanol in rats with higher-but still limited-ethanol intake...
April 11, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400731/il-1-inhibition-may-have-an-important-role-in-treating-refractory-kawasaki-disease
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REVIEW
Perrine Dusser, Isabelle Koné-Paut
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory vasculitis occurring in young children before 5 years and representing at this age, the main cause of acquired heart disease. A single infusion of 2 g/kg of intravenous immunoglobulins along with aspirin has reduced the frequency of coronary artery aneurysms from 25 to 5%. However, 10-20% of patients do not respond to standard treatment and have an increased risk of cardiac complications and death. The development of more potent therapeutic approaches of KD is an urgent need...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400498/effect-of-thoracic-epidural-anesthesia-on-heart-rate-variability-in-a-porcine-model
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Arjun Mahajan, Tatsuo Takamiya, Peyman Benharash, Wei Zhou
Heart rate variability (HRV) is increasingly recognized as a means of evaluating autonomic tone. Thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) has been previously demonstrated to suppress the electrical storms in patients. However, the effect of TEA on HRV during sympathoexcitation remains unknown. In this study, we aimed to determine the effects of TEA on HRV response to left stellate ganglion stimulation (LSS) in a porcine model. In 12 anesthetized pigs after insertion of an epidural catheter to T1 level, a median sternotomy was performed to expose the heart and the left stellate ganglion...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
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