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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212389/application-of-calibrated-forceps-for-assessing-mechanical-nociception-with-high-time-resolution-in-mice
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Hideki Kashiwadani, Yuichi Kanmura, Tomoyuki Kuwaki
In order to investigate the basic physiological mechanisms of pain and the anti-nociceptive effects of analgesics, development of pain assays in mice is critical due to the advances of genetic manipulation techniques. The von Frey hairs/Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments test (von Frey test) has long been applied to examine mechanical nociception in mice. Though the von Frey test is a well-established and standardized method, it is inappropriate to assess a rapid change in the nociceptive threshold because voluntary resting/sleeping states are necessary to examine the response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211981/first-report-of-factors-associated-with-satisfaction-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis
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Eric Riklin, Mojtaba Talaei-Kheoi, Vanessa L Merker, Monica R Sheridan, Justin T Jordan, Scott R Plotkin, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
Patient satisfaction is an integral part of quality health care. We assessed whether health literacy and psychosocial factors are associated with patient satisfaction among adults with neurofibromatosis. Eighty adults (mean age = 44 years; 55% female, 87% white) with NF (50% NF1, 41% NF2, and 9% schwannomatosis) completed an adapted Functional, Communicative, and Critical Health Literacy Questionnaire (FCCHL), the Health Literacy Assessment, a series of Patient Reported Outcome Measures Information System (PROMIS) psychosocial tests, and demographics before the medical visit...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211591/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-knee-an-overview-and-update-of-conventional-and-state-of-the-art-imaging
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Nicholas C Nacey, Matthew G Geeslin, Grady Wilson Miller, Jennifer L Pierce
: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the preferred modality for imaging the knee to show pathology and guide patient management and treatment. The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints, and knee pain is a pervasive difficulty that can affect all age groups. Due to the diverse pathology, complex anatomy, and a myriad of injury mechanisms of the knee, the MRI knee protocol and sequences should ensure detection of both soft tissue and osseous structures in detail and with accuracy...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209109/a-rare-case-of-giant-mesenteric-cystic-lymphangioma-of-the-small-bowel-in-an-adult-a-case-presentation-and-literature-review
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Z Mehmedovic, M Mehmedovic, M K Custovic, A Sadikovic, N Mekic
Background : Lymphangiomas are tumours that are often found in the head and neck in children and, rarely, in adults. Among all lymphangiomas in adults, the small bowel mesentery type accounts for less than 1%. We aim to present a rare case of small bowel symptomatic cystic lymphangioma in an adult patient, as well as its diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Patient : An adult female who was admitted to the University Clinical Center Tuzla for surgery presented with abdominal pain, tenderness and swelling of the abdomen...
September 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204726/the-role-of-qutenza%C3%A2-topical-capsaicin-8-in-treating-neuropathic-pain-from-critical-ischemia-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-an-observational-cohort-study
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Emma Aitken, Gillian McColl, David Kingsmore
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February 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197544/plasticity-in-brainstem-mechanisms-of-pain-modulation-by-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-in-the-rat
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Francis J Jareczek, Stephanie R White, Donna L Hammond
Individuals with chronic pain may be driven to smoke more because the analgesic efficacy of nicotine diminishes. To determine whether persistent pain diminishes the actions of a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist in pain modulatory pathways, we examined the effects of epibatidine in the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) of rats with and without inflammatory injury induced by intraplantar injection of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA). In uninjured rats, epibatidine produced a dose-dependent antinociception that was completely blocked by dihydro-β-erythroidine (DHβE; α4β2 antagonist) and partially blocked by methyllycaconitine (MLA; α7 antagonist)...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196530/r248g-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-mutation-in-three-siblings-presenting-with-recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-and-reproductive-issues-a-case-series
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Seiichi Villalona, Guillermo Glover-López, Juan Antonio Ortega-García, Rosa Moya-Quiles, Pedro Mondejar-López, Maria C Martínez-Romero, Mariano Rigabert-Montiel, María D Pastor-Vivero, Manuel Sánchez-Solís
BACKGROUND: Mutational combinations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, CFTR, gene have different phenotypic manifestations at the molecular level with varying clinical consequences for individuals possessing such mutations. Reporting cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator mutations is important in understanding the genotype-phenotype correlations and associated clinical presentations in patients with cystic fibrosis. Understanding the effects of mutations is critical in developing appropriate treatments for individuals affected with cystic fibrosis, non-classic cystic fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator-related disorders...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196525/drug-based-pain-management-for-people-with-dementia-after-hip-or-pelvic-fractures-a-systematic-review
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Kai Moschinski, Silke Kuske, Silke Andrich, Astrid Stephan, Irmela Gnass, Erika Sirsch, Andrea Icks
BACKGROUND: Studies indicate that people with dementia do not receive the same amount of analgesia after a hip or pelvic fracture compared to those without cognitive impairment. However, there is no systematic review that shows to what extent drug-based pain management is performed for people with dementia following a hip or pelvic fracture. The aim of this systematic review was to identify and analyse studies that investigate drug-based pain management for people with dementia with a hip or pelvic fracture in all settings...
February 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196358/wellens-syndrome-a-bad-omen
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Madalena Coutinho Cruz, Isabel Luiz, Lurdes Ferreira, Rui Cruz Ferreira
Wellens' syndrome is characterized by an electrocardiographic pattern of T-wave changes associated with a critical stenosis of the left anterior descending artery (LAD), which progresses to an extensive anterior myocardial infarction in the majority of cases. For this reason, its recognition and early treatment are extremely important. We report 2 cases of Wellens' syndrome: an 83-year-old male presenting with ill-characterized chest pain, biphasic T waves in V1-V3 during an asymptomatic period, negative cardiac biomarkers, and a 64% stenosis in LAD with a fractional flow reserve of 0...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195232/hematopoietic-pannexin-1-function-is-critical-for-neuropathic-pain
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Janelle L Weaver, Sanja Arandjelovic, Gregory Brown, Suresh K Mendu, Michael S Schappe, Monica W Buckley, Yu-Hsin Chiu, Shaofang Shu, Jin K Kim, Joyce Chung, Julia Krupa, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, Bimal N Desai, Kodi S Ravichandran, Douglas A Bayliss
Neuropathic pain symptoms respond poorly to available therapeutics, with most treated patients reporting unrelieved pain and significant impairment in daily life. Here, we show that Pannexin 1 (Panx1) in hematopoietic cells is required for pain-like responses following nerve injury in mice, and a potential therapeutic target. Panx1 knockout mice (Panx1(-/-)) were protected from hypersensitivity in two sciatic nerve injury models. Bone marrow transplantation studies show that expression of functional Panx1 in hematopoietic cells is necessary for mechanical hypersensitivity following nerve injury...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195063/generation-of-membrane-bound-catechol-o-methyl-transferase-deficient-mice-with-disctinct-sex-dependent-behavioral-phenotype
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A Tammimaki, A Aonurm-Helm, F P Zhang, M Poutanen, G Duran-Torres, A Garcia-Horsman, P T Mannisto
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) has two isoforms: soluble (S-COMT), which resides in the cytoplasm, and membrane-bound (MB-MT), anchored to intracellular membranes. COMT is involved in the O-methylation of L-DOPA, dopamine and other catechols. The exact role of MB-COMT is still mostly unclear. We wanted to create a novel genetically modified mouse model that specifically lacks MB-COMT activity and to study their behavioral phenotype. MB-COMT knock-in mutant mice were generated by introducing two point mutations in exon 2 of the Comt gene (ATGCTG->GAGCTC disabling the function of the P2 promoter and allowing only the P1-regulated S-COMT transcription...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194523/-establishment-of-the-new-cross-sectional-field-of-pain-medicine-an-application-example-at-the-medical-faculty-of-heidelberg
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S Frankenhauser, T Böker-Blum, C Busch, C Berberich, A L Mihaljevic, M A Weigand, H J Bardenheuer, J Kessler
Studies from recent years paint a picture of qualitatively deficient treatment in pain medicine. In order to improve the situation knowledge on targeted diagnostics and effective therapy should be imparted at an early stage during undergraduate studies. For this reason the cross-sectional field Q14 - pain medicine was newly created in the revision of the medical physician licencing regulations. The Q14 was then established in a longitudinal, multidisciplinary form at the medical faculty in Heidelberg, whereby the complete Kern cycle was run through...
February 13, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194277/risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-pain-events-during-mechanical-ventilation-a-retrospective-study
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Ayahiro Yamashita, Masaki Yamasaki, Hiroki Matsuyama, Fumimasa Amaya
BACKGROUND: Pain assessment is highly recommended in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. However, pain intensity and its impact on outcomes in these patients remain obscure. We collected the results of routine pain assessments, utilizing the behavioral pain scale (BPS), from 151 patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Risk factors associated with a pain event, defined as BPS of >5, and its impact on patient outcomes were investigated. METHODS: A total of 151 consecutive adult patients receiving mechanical ventilation for more than 24 h in a single 10-bed ICU were enrolled in this study...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194186/safety-and-effectiveness-of-bone-marrow-cell-concentrate-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-critical-limb-ischemia-utilizing-a-rapid-point-of-care-system
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Venkatesh Ponemone, Saniya Gupta, Dalip Sethi, Manish Suthar, Monika Sharma, Richard J Powell, Kenneth Lee Harris, Nungshi Jungla, Priyadarshini Arambam, Upendra Kaul, Ashok Seth, Suhail Bukhari
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the end stage of lower extremity peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in which severe obstruction of blood flow results in ischemic rest pain, ulcers and/or gangrene, and a significant risk of limb loss. This open-label, single-arm feasibility study evaluated the safety and therapeutic effectiveness of autologous bone marrow cell (aBMC) concentrate in revascularization of CLI patients utilizing a rapid point-of-care device. Seventeen (17) no-option CLI patients with ischemic rest pain were enrolled in the study...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194098/spatiotemporal-profiles-of-proprioception-processed-by-the-masseter-muscle-spindles-in-rat-cerebral-cortex-an-optical-imaging-study
#15
Satoshi Fujita, Mari Kaneko, Hiroko Nakamura, Masayuki Kobayashi
Muscle spindles in the jaw-closing muscles, which are innervated by trigeminal mesencephalic neurons (MesV neurons), control the strength of occlusion and the position of the mandible. The mechanisms underlying cortical processing of proprioceptive information are critical to understanding how sensory information from the masticatory muscles regulates orofacial motor function. However, these mechanisms are mostly unknown. The present study aimed to identify the regions that process proprioception of the jaw-closing muscles using in vivo optical imaging with a voltage-sensitive dye in rats under urethane anesthesia...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190430/delirium-in-critically-ill-patients
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A J C Slooter, R R Van De Leur, I J Zaal
Delirium is common in critically ill patients and associated with increased length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and long-term cognitive impairment. The pathophysiology of delirium has been explained by neuroinflammation, an aberrant stress response, neurotransmitter imbalances, and neuronal network alterations. Delirium develops mostly in vulnerable patients (e.g., elderly and cognitively impaired) in the throes of a critical illness. Delirium is by definition due to an underlying condition and can be identified at ICU admission using prediction models...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190395/gabaergic-system-in-action-connection-to-gastrointestinal-stress-related-disorders
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Maja Jazvinšćak Jembrek, Michelangelo Auteri, Rosa Serio, Josipa Vlainić
BACKGROUND: Currently, treatment of stress-related gastrointestinal disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is mainly symptomatic since there is no drug on the market that solves effectively diverse disease symptoms and comorbid states. Thus, recently GABA receptors have been identified within gastrointestinal system and it has been recognized that among various GABAergic drugs some of them influence gastrointestinal stress-related diseases...
February 9, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190392/pi3k-akt-pathway-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-chronic-pain
#18
Shu-Ping Chen, Ya-Qun Zhou, Dai-Qiang Liu, Wen Zhang, Anne Manyande, Xue-Hai Guan, Yu-Ke Tian, Da-Wei Ye, Deeq Mohamed Omar
Chronic pain is among the most disabling and costly disorders, with prevalence ranging from 10% to 55%. However, current therapeutic strategies for chronic pain are unsatisfactory due to our poor understanding of its mechanisms. Thus, novel therapeutic targets need to be found in order to improve these patients' quality of life. PI3K and its downstream Akt are widely expressed in the spinal cord, particularly in the laminae I-IV of the dorsal horn, where nociceptive C and Aδ fibers of primary afferents principally terminate...
February 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188737/genetic-variation-in-the-behavioral-effects-of-buprenorphine-in-female-mice-derived-from-a-murine-model-of-the-oprm1-a118g-polymorphism
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Caroline A Browne, Rebecca L Erickson, Julie A Blendy, Irwin Lucki
Pharmacogenetic studies have identified the non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (A118G) in the human mu opioid receptor (MOR) gene (OPRM1) as a critical genetic variant capable of altering the efficacy of opioid therapeutics. To date few studies have explored the potential impact of the OPRM1 A118G polymorphism on the pharmacological effects of buprenorphine (BPN), a potent MOR partial agonist and kappa opioid receptor antagonist, which is approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain...
February 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187026/an-algorithmic-approach-to-the-suspected-septic-wrist
#20
Jeffrey R Claiborne, Leslie G Branch, Michael Reynolds, Anthony J Defranzo
An acutely painful, erythematous wrist can be due to a variety of pathologic processes, including crystalline arthropathy, infection, trauma, osteoarthritis, and systemic disease. The broad differential diagnosis of the inflamed wrist and nonspecific clinical findings make accurate diagnosis challenging. There is no published clinical or laboratory criterion that reliably differentiates septic wrist arthritis from a sterile inflammatory arthropathy. For septic joint patients, long-term results are notably poorer in patients with a delay in treatment, therefore establishing evidenced-based guidelines deserves attention...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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