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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232754/-measurement-of-the-strength-of-human-musculus-orbicularis-oculi-using-video-analysis
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Anita Koschmieder, Phillip Pisowocki, Carmen Zietz, Rainer Bader, Oliver Stachs, Anselm Jünemann
Introduction Current methods to measure the of strength of the musculus orbicularis oculi are limited by high proneness to examiner error or by their complex and impracticable set-ups. Our aim was to develop a simple and practicable method to measure eye lid power via video analysis. Methods 50 healthy subjects were included. A deformable single use lid speculum was used. Forced maximum lid closure was recorded via a video slit lamp. Analysis of the video data was performed with open source tracking software...
December 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232713/long-disordered-regions-of-the-c-terminal-domain-of-abelson-tyrosine-kinase-have-specific-and-additive-functions-in-regulation-and-axon-localization
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Han S J Cheong, Mark F A VanBerkum
Abelson tyrosine kinase (Abl) is a key regulator of actin-related morphogenetic processes including axon guidance, where it functions downstream of several guidance receptors. While the long C-terminal domain (CTD) of Abl is required for function, its role is poorly understood. Here, a battery of mutants of Drosophila Abl was created that systematically deleted large segments of the CTD from Abl or added them back to the N-terminus alone. The functionality of these Abl transgenes was assessed through rescue of axon guidance defects and adult lethality in Abl loss-of-function, as well as through gain-of-function effects in sensitized slit or frazzled backgrounds that perturb midline guidance in the Drosophila embryonic nerve cord...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232214/the-comparison-between-effectiveness-of-ultrasound-guided-corticosteroid-injection-above-versus-below-the-median-nerve-in-mild-to-moderate-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Nadere Nikbakht, Bijan Forogh, Gholam Reza Raissi, Tannaz Ahadi, Safoora Ebadi, Peyman Roomizadeh, Hamid Reza Fadavi, Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Bina Eftekharsadat
OBJECTIVE: In this study the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection "above" versus "below" the median nerve for treatment of patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) was compared. DESIGN: This prospective randomized double-blind clinical trial included 44 patients with mild to moderate CTS. The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups to receive ultrasound-guided injection of 40 mg triamcinolone either "above" or "below" the involved median nerve...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232108/biocompatible-electroactive-tetra-aniline-conjugated-peptide-nanofibers-for-neural-differentiation
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Idil Arioz, Ozlem Erol, Gokhan Bakan, F Begum Dikecoglu, Ahmet Emin Topal, Mustafa Urel, Aykutlu Dana, Ayse B Tekinay, Mustafa O Guler
Peripheral nerve injuries cause devastating problems for the quality of the patients' lives and regeneration following a damage to the peripheral nervous system is limited depending on the degree of the damage. Use of nanobiomaterials can provide therapeutic approaches for the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. Electroactive biomaterials, in particular, can provide a promising cure for the regeneration of nerve defects. Here, a supramolecular electroactive nanosystem with tetra(aniline) (TA) containing peptide nanofibers was developed and utilized for nerve regeneration...
December 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231975/the-precise-subcellular-localization-of-dlg-in-the-drosophila-larva-body-wall-using-improved-pre-embedding-immuno-em
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Guangming Gan, Chenchen Zhang
Discs-large (Dlg) plays important roles in nerve tissue and epithelial tissue in Drosophila. However, the precise positioning of Dlg in the neuromuscular junction remains to be confirmed using an optimized labeling method. In this study, we improved the method of pre-embedding immunogold electron microscopy without the osmic tetroxide procedure, and we found that Lowicryl K4 M resin and low temperature helped to preserve the authenticity of the labeling signal with relatively good contrast. Dlg was strongly expressed in the entire subsynaptic reticulum (SSR) membrane of type Ib boutons, expressed in parts of the SSR membrane of type Is boutons, weakly expressed in axon terminals and axons, and not expressed in pre- or postsynaptic membranes of type Is boutons...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231763/non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-the-acute-treatment-of-episodic-and-chronic-cluster-headache-a-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-act2-study
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Peter J Goadsby, Ilse F de Coo, Nicholas Silver, Alok Tyagi, Fayyaz Ahmed, Charly Gaul, Rigmor H Jensen, Hans-Christoph Diener, Kasia Solbach, Andreas Straube, Eric Liebler, Juana Ca Marin, Michel D Ferrari
Background Clinical observations and results from recent studies support the use of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) for treating cluster headache (CH) attacks. This study compared nVNS with a sham device for acute treatment in patients with episodic or chronic CH (eCH, cCH). Methods After completing a 1-week run-in period, subjects were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive nVNS or sham therapy during a 2-week double-blind period. The primary efficacy endpoint was the proportion of all treated attacks that achieved pain-free status within 15 minutes after treatment initiation, without rescue treatment...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231710/recent-advances-in-the-development-of-chromophore-based-chemosensors-for-nerve-agents-and-phosgene
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Liyan Chen, Di Wu, Juyoung Yoon
The extreme toxicity and ready accessibility of nerve agents and phosgene has caused an increase in the demand to develop effective systems for the detection of these substances. Among the traditional platforms utilized for this purpose, chemosensors including surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors, enzymes, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles and chromophore based sensors have attractive increasing attentions. In this review, we describe in a comprehensive manner recent progress that has been made on the development of chromophore-based chemosensors for detecting nerve agents (mimic) and phosgene...
December 12, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231607/-clinical-research-on-mild-and-moderate-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-treated-with-contralateral-needling-technique-at-distal-acupoints-and-acupuncture-at-local-acupoints
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Ling Chen, Li Xue, Shumao Li, Tao Kang, Hong Chen, Chunguang Hou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the clinical therapeutic effects on mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome between the combined therapy of regular acupuncture and contralateral needling technique at distal acupoints and the regular acupuncture. METHODS: Sixty patients of mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome were divided into an observation group and a control group according to random number table, 30 cases in each one. Laogong (PC 8), Daling (PC 7), Neiguan (PC 6), Yuji (LU 10) and Hegu (LI 4) were selected on the affected side in the two groups...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231595/-effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-activation-of-microglia-cells-in-spinal-cord-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
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Sisi Li, Pengpeng Gu, Wenzhan Tu, Xia Jiang, Wenci Chen, Qimiao Hu, Songhe Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on the activation of microglia cells in the L4 to L6 spinal cord in rats with neuropathic pain, so as to investigate whether EA could inhibit the activation of spinal microglial cells and regulate the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) to achieve the analgesic effect. METHODS: Forty male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a sham-model group, a model group and an EA group, 10 rats in each one...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231549/-mechanism-of-acupoint-transcutaneous-electric-stimulation-on-analgesic-anesthesia-in-the-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia-anorectal-operation
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Yufang Lin, Wei Yang, Yajuan Li, Yin Li, Qiuyu Tong, Wen Ma, Yijing Li, Weidong Shen
OBJECTIVE: To observe the regulatory effects of acupoint electric stimulation on the analgesic substances and the relevant indices of nerve-immunity-endocrine system in the patients undergoing general anesthesia anorectal operation. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-six patients undergoing hemorrhoids and anal fistula operation were randomized into three groups, 146 cases were included in the analysis. In the No.1 group (48 cases), the conventional intravenous general anesthesia was applied...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231547/-effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-acupoints-with-different-nerve-segments-on-gastric-emptying-in-ot-gene-knockout-mice
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Weiwei Liu, Chao Zhang, Yukai Zhang, Jiongjie Ning, Jiangshan Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at acupoints with different nerve segments on gastric emptying in oxytocin (OT) gene knockout mice, and to explore the role of paraventricular nucleus OT in EA regulating gastric function. METHODS: Twenty OT knockout mice and twenty wild-type mice (8-9 weeks old, male and female in half) were divided into a control group, a Zusanli (ST 36) group, a Neiguan (PC 6) group and a Weishu (BL 21) group randomly, 5 mice in each group...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231512/-discussion-on-dry-needling-being-part-of-acupuncture
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Zengfu Peng, Nenggui Xu, Zhaoxiang Bian, Canhui Li, Weidong Lu, Tao Huang, Shaobai Wang
We think that all the methods of puncturing into the skin to prevent and treat diseases are belong to acupuncture science. In spite of its basic theory of meridian and acupoint, anatomy and physiology have been important parts of modern acupuncture science. "Dry needling", however, is limited to trigger point theory. As for the positions, acupuncture is applied mainly at acupoints, involving in skin, muscles, tendons, vessels and nerves; while "dry needling" is used mostly at muscles. The needles of acupuncture are in various lengths and diameters and its manipulations are abundant, including the traditional skills and the achievements of modern science and technology research, such as electroacupuncture...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231505/-relationship-between-the-distribution-of-spinal-nerve-posterior-ramus-and-locations-of-acupoint-in-low-back
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Peng Li, Jinsheng Liu, Xiangnan Chen, Lixian Wu, Suming Jiang, Guogang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between the distributions of posterior ramus of spinal nerve (PRSN) and locations of acupoint in low back through anatomical observation. METHODS: The regional anatomy was performed at five corpses to observe the distribution of erector spinae muscle and PRSN in areas of Jiaji points and back-shu points in low back. RESULTS: The T12, L1, L2, L3 and L4 PRSN distributed on both sides of the spine; the medial branches of PRSN travelled between spinalis thoracis muscle and longissimus thoracis muscle, while the lateral branches of PRSN travelled between longissimus thoracis muscle and iliocostalis lumborum muscle...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231475/-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-at-neiguan-pc-6-and-zusanli-st-36-for-clinical-symptoms-and-life-quality-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-patients
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Lingling Wu, Zheng Lin, Lin Lin, Hongjie Zhang, Meifeng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation(TENS) for symptoms,life quality and sleep quality in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD). METHODS: A total of 46 GERD patients were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group,23 cases in each one. The conventional medication and nursing were applied in the two groups. TENS was used at Neiguan(PC 6) and Zusanli(ST 36) in the observation group for 4 weeks,20 min a time,twice a day...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231433/-transcutaneous-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-primary-insomnia-and-affective-disorder-a-report-of-35-cases
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Man Luo, Xiaoxiao Qu, Shaoyuan Li, Jingjun Zhao, Yufeng Zhao, Yue Jiao, Peijing Rong
OBJECTIVE: To observe and evaluate the clinical efficacy of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) at auricular concha for primary insomnia (PI) and affective disorder. METHODS: A total of 35 patients who met the diagnosis standard of PI in Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th edition) were included. The self-developed auricular vagus nerve stimulator (TENS-200A) was applied at auricular concha, 30 min per treatment, twice a day, 5 days a week for consecutive 4 weeks...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231426/-row-acupuncture-at-the-gaps-between-phalanges-for-dorsal-stretch-of-fingers-after-cerebral-infarction
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Zhenyuan Lin, Wenyu Wu, Mingxia Wu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect differences between row acupuncture at the gaps between phalanges and physical therapy for the dorsal stretch of fingers after cerebral infarction. METHODS: Seven-one cases were randomized into a row acupuncture at the gaps between phalanges group (group A, 37 cases) and a physical therapy group (group B, 34 cases). Body acupuncture was applied in the two groups. Row acupuncture at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gaps between phalanges was used in the group A, with continuous wave of electroacupuncture...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231351/-brief-discussion-on-acupuncture-technique-controlling-qihai-to-regulate-blood-pressure-proposed-by-academician-shi-xuemin
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Liang Yu, Xifa Xu, Jian Liu, Xiaonong Fan
According to Qihai theory, academician SHI Xuemin established the acupuncture technique "controlling Qihai to regulate blood pressure" which focused on Renying (ST 9), and achieved favorable effects in clinical application. In this paper, based on the Qihai theory, from aspects of Yuanqi, Zongqi, Yingqi and Weiqi and relations among qi, blood and veins in TCM, and cardiac output, sympathetic nerve activity and blood vessels in modern medicine, the understanding on hypertension was explained. As a result, both TCM and modern medicine had consistency in the understanding of hypertension, reflecting the scientificity and practicability of this acupuncture technique...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231347/-study-on-electroacupuncture-along-the-visual-conductive-pathway-for-ocular-cell-apoptosis-in-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Ying Wang, Hui Guo, Zide Zhao, Lina Yu, Peng Bai
OBJECTIVE: To study the protective effect of electroacupuncture (EA) along the visual conductive pathway for the optic nerve tissue of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) in terms of the structure and apoptosis. METHODS: The AION model of right eye was established with laser in 48 New Zealand white ear rabbits. All rabbits were randomly divided into a model group, an acupuncture group and an acupuncture combined with EA group, 16 rabbits in each one. Other 16 normal left eyes were selected as a blank group...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231338/-the-third-lumbar-transverse-process-syndrome-treated-with-acupuncture-at-zygapophyseal-joint-and-transverse-process-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fangling Li, Dingyan Bi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects differences for the third lumbar transverse process syndrome between acupuncture mainly at zygapophyseal joint and transverse process and conventional acupuncture. METHODS: Eighty cases were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group, 40 cases in each one. In the observation group, patients were treated with acupuncture at zygapophyseal joint, transverse process, the superior gluteus nerve into the hip point and Weizhong (BL 40), and those in the control group were treated with acupuncture at Qihaishu (BL 24), Jiaji (EX-B 2) of L2-L4, the superior gluteus nerve into the hip point and Weizhong (BL 40)...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231333/-from-bonghan-system-to-primo-vascular-system-the-thought-on-the-substantial-study-on-meridian-points
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Dong Lin, Xiaozhen Huang, Wanyu Zhuang, Lili Lin
Through the systematic analysis on the primo vascular system (PVS) in recent years, we believe that in recent years, more and more studies have indicated that PVS is distributed in reticulate structure in every part of body, such as vessels, lymphangions, nerves, brain, spinal cords and internal organs, and it contains a large amount of immunocytes and has involved in the physiological or pathological process of the immunity and circulation in the body. There are the evidences to prove that in morphology and cytobiology...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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