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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803691/effectiveness-of-lavendula-stoechas-essential-oil-in-treatment-of-mild-to-moderate-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bina Eftekharsadat, Peyman Roomizadeh, Shervin Torabi, Fariba Heshmati-Afshar, Fatemeh Jahanjoo, Arash Babaei-Ghazani
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. To date, no previous study has evaluated the efficacy of topical Lavendula stoechas (Lavender) oil in CTS patients. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effectiveness of topical Lavender essential oil in pain intensity, isometric pinch strength, electrophysiological features, and functional status of patients with mild to moderate CTS...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801619/repetitive-motor-cortex-stimulation-reinforces-the-pain-modulation-circuits-of-peripheral-neuropathic-pain
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Myeounghoon Cha, Sun Woo Um, Minjee Kwon, Taick Sang Nam, Bae Hwan Lee
Recent evidence indicates that motor cortex stimulation (MCS) is a potentially effective treatment for chronic neuropathic pain. However, the neural mechanisms underlying the attenuated hyperalgesia after MCS are not completely understood. In this study, we investigated the neural mechanism of the effects of MCS using an animal model of neuropathic pain. After 10 daily sessions of MCS, repetitive MCS reduced mechanical allodynia and contributed to neuronal changes in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). Interestingly, inhibition of protein kinase M zeta (PKMζ), a regulator of synaptic plasticity, in the ACC blocked the effects of repetitive MCS...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797868/neuropathic-pain-and-nerve-growth-factor-in-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-prospective-clinical-pathological-study
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R Velasco, X Navarro, M Gil-Gil, M Herrando-Grabulosa, A Calls, J Bruna
CONTEXT: Neuropathic pain can be present in patients developing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Nerve growth factor (NGF) is trophic to small sensory fibers and regulates nociception. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the changes in serum NGF and intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) in skin biopsies of cancer patients receiving neurotoxic chemotherapy in a single-center prospective observational study. METHODS: Patients were evaluated before and after chemotherapy administration...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795238/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-based-interferon-free-therapy-the-management-of-rheumatologic-extrahepatic-manifestations-associated-with-chronic-hepatitis-c%C3%A2-virus-infection
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A A Shahin, H S Zayed, M Said, S A Amer
BACKGROUND: The use of pegylated interferon alpha (IFN) has been of concern in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients with rheumatologic extrahepatic manifestations (EHM) due to the immunostimulatory effects of IFN. AIM: To study the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based, IFN-free antiviral therapy in chronic HCV patients with rheumatologic EHM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Group A included 24 patients with arthropathy (arthralgia or arthritis, n = 15) or vasculitis (n = 9) who received sofosbuvir and ribavirin (n = 17) or sofosbuvir and simeprevir (n = 7)...
August 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795009/evaluation-and-management-of-shoulder-pain-in-skeletally-immature-athletes
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REVIEW
Dilip R Patel, Stephen Breisach
Shoulder pain in young athletes generally is a result of poor sports technique and overuse. A number intrinsic causes of shoulder pain have been identified. Pain may also be referred to shoulder area from cervical spine, neck and chest pathology. Overuse stress injury of the proximal humeral physis is important to recognize early in order to prevent later complications. Shoulder impingement syndrome is a general term used to describe multiple underlying lesions and relatively uncommon in young athletes. In adolescent athletes, glenohumeral instability is an important underlying pathomechanical basis for shoulder pain...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794847/neuro-otological-and-peripheral-nerve-involvement-in-fabry-disease
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Sergio Carmona, Romina Weinschelbaum, Ana Pardal, Cintia Marchesoni, Paz Zuberbuhler, Patricia Acosta, Guillermo Cáceres, Isaac Kisinovsky, Luciana Bayón, Ricardo Reisin
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disease, with multisystemic glycosphingolipids deposits. Neuro-otological involvement leading to hearing loss and vestibular dysfunctions has been described, but there is limited information about the frequency, site of lesion, or the relationship with peripheral neuropathy. The aim was to evaluate the presence of auditory and vestibular symptoms, and assess neurophysiological involvement of the VIII cranial nerve, correlating these findings with clinical and neurophysiological features of peripheral neuropathy...
July 18, 2017: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794656/neuropathic-pain-responds-better-to-increased-doses-of-pregabalin-an-in-depth-analysis-of-flexible-dose-clinical-trials
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Michael Serpell, Mark Latymer, Mary Almas, Marie Ortiz, Bruce Parsons, Rita Prieto
BACKGROUND: Pregabalin is an effective treatment option for many patients with neuropathic pain. Higher doses of pregabalin have been shown to be more effective in improving pain outcomes but, in practice, failing to appropriately increase the dose can leave patients under-treated. METHODS: This was a pooled analysis of 6 flexible-dose clinical trials of pregabalin in patients with neuropathic pain (diabetic peripheral neuropathy, peripheral herpetic neuralgia, posttraumatic pain, or postsurgical pain)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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
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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/28790478/entrapment-neuropathy-of-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve-treated-by-partial-division-of-sartorius
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Gururaj Hosahalli, Adam Sierakowski, Hari Venkatramani, S Raja Sabapathy
We describe a case of entrapment neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve as it pierces sartorius muscle. This is a rare cause of anteromedial knee pain that is easily overlooked and may be mistaken as arising from other anatomical structures in that region. The pain was successfully treated by partially dividing the sartorius muscle and translocating the nerve away from the site of entrapment. It is important to consider entrapment neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve as a differential diagnosis when assessing a patient with anteromedial knee pain...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776762/vein-wrapping-facilitates-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-induced-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-following-chronic-nerve-constriction-injury
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Naoya Hirosawa, Kentaro Uchida, Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Kenichi Murakami, Gen Inoue, Masayuki Miyagi, Yusuke Matsuura, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Takane Suzuki, Masashi Takaso, Seiji Ohtori
The clinical efficacy of autologous vein wrapping for recurrent compressive neuropathy has been demonstrated; however, the underlying mechanisms of this technique remain unclear. Rats were divided into chronic constriction injury (CCI) and CCI + vein wrapping (CCI + VW) groups. Mechanical allodynia was evaluated using von Frey filaments. To identify the neuroprotective factors released from veins, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) mRNA expression in veins was compared to that in the sciatic nerve...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772216/minocycline-attenuates-the-development-of-diabetic-neuropathy-by-inhibiting-spinal-cord-notch-signaling-in-rat
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Cheng Yang, Jie Gao, Banglin Wu, Nuo Yan, Hui Li, Yiqing Ren, Yufei Kan, Jiamin Liang, Yang Jiao, Yonghao Yu
We studied the effects of minocycline (an inhibitor of microglial activation) on the expression and activity of Notch-1 receptor, and explored the therapeutic efficacy of minocycline combined with Notch inhibitor DAPT in the treatment of diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP). Diabetic rat model was established by intraperitoneal injection (ip) of Streptozotocin (STZ). Expression and activity of Notch-1 and expression of macrophage/microglia marker Iba-1 were detected by WB. Diabetes induction significantly attenuated sciatic nerve conduction velocity, and dramatically augmented the expression and the activity of Notch-1 in the lumbar enlargement of the spinal cord...
July 31, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770311/mr-neurography-mrn-of-the-long-thoracic-nerve-retrospective-review-of-clinical-findings-and-imaging-results-at-our-institution-over-4%C3%A2-years
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Swati Deshmukh, Laura M Fayad, Shivani Ahlawat
OBJECTIVE: Long thoracic nerve (LTN) injury can result in ipsilateral serratus anterior palsy and scapular winging. Traditional means of evaluating patients with suspected LTN injury include physical examination and electrodiagnostic studies. The purpose of our study is to describe high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) findings in patients with clinical suspicion of LTN neuropathy. METHODS: In this HIPAA-compliant, IRB-approved, retrospective study, two radiologists reviewed MR imaging performed for long thoracic neuropathy...
August 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770097/objective-evaluation-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-using-quantitative-pain-measurement-system-pain-vision-%C3%A2-a-pilot-study
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Junya Sato, Megumi Mori, Satoru Nihei, Satoshi Takeuchi, Masahiro Kashiwaba, Kenzo Kudo
BACKGROUND: In an evaluation of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), objectivity may be poor because the evaluation is determined by the patient's subjective assessment. In such cases, management of neuropathy may be delayed and CIPN symptoms may become severe. In this pilot study, we attempted an objective evaluation of CIPN using a quantitative pain measurement system (Pain Vision(®)). METHODS: The subjects were patients with gynecologic cancer who underwent chemotherapy using taxane and platinum drugs...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767433/association-of-myelinated-primary-afferents-impairment-with-mechanical-allodynia-in-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Chenlong Liao, Min Yang, Wenxiang Zhong, Pengfei Liu, Wenchuan Zhang
To investigate the mechanisms underlying the efficacy of surgical treatment for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Rats were initially divided into 3 groups (I, control rats, II, streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, III, streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats with latex tube encircling the sciatic nerve without compression). When mechanical allodynia (MA) became stable in the third week, one third of group III rats were sacrificed and the remainder were further divided into subgroups depending on whether the latex tube was removed...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764837/supportive-treatments-for-patients-with-cancer
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Karin Jordan, Petra Feyer, Ulrike Höller, Hartmut Link, Bernhard Wörmann, Franziska Jahn
BACKGROUND: For the treatment of patients with cancer to be successful and well-tolerated, the complications and side effects of the disease and its treatment must be treated and limited as far as possible. Summarized recommendations based on the constantly increasing evidence in the area of supportive care must be defined, standardized, and communicated. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature on the topics of anemia, neutropenia, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, oral mucositis, skin toxicity, and peripheral neurotoxicity induced by cancer treatment, as well as osseous complications, extravasation, and side effects of radiotherapy...
July 10, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762108/trigeminal-neuropathy-associated-with-an-enlarging-arachnoid-cyst-in-meckel-s-cave-case-report-management-strategy-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mark G Bigder, Adel Helmi, Anthony M Kaufmann
We describe a rare case and novel management strategy of painful trigeminal neuropathy caused by an arachnoid cyst confined to Meckel's cave. A 57-year-old female presented with several years of progressive trigeminal pain and signs of trigeminal deafferentation, including sensory loss, corneal anesthesia and mastication muscle atrophy. Medical treatment with carbamazepine provided partial and temporary pain control. Surgical treatment was eventually performed by aspiration of the arachnoid cyst through the foramen ovale using a percutaneous approach...
July 31, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761537/endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-decompression-comparison-of-mid-and-long-term-outcomes-of-30-endoscopic-and-30-standard-procedure-carpal-tunnel-decompression-operations
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Umit Eroglu, Onur Ozgural, Fatih Yakar, Gökmen Kahiloğulları
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most frequently seen trap neuropathy leads to pain, paresis, and weakness of hands. METHODS: Totally, 60 patients who underwent endoscopic or standard CTS surgery in İbni Sina Hospital, Medical Faculty of Ankara university in the period of 2009 and 2012 were enrolled in this prospective study. RESULTS: During 36 months, 60 patients had undergone hand surgery. Totally, 14 male and 46 female patients of this serial had an average age of 51...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757834/anesthesia-for-minimally-invasive-chest-wall-reconstructive-surgeries-our-experience-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Shagun Bhatia Shah, Uma Hariharan, Ajay Kumar Bhargava, Laleng M Darlong
Minimal access procedures have revolutionized the field of surgery and opened newer challenges for the anesthesiologists. Pectus carinatum or pigeon chest is an uncommon chest wall deformity characterized by a protruding breast bone (sternum) and ribs caused by an overgrowth of the costal cartilages. It can cause a multitude of problems, including severe pain from an intercostal neuropathy, respiratory dysfunction, and psychologic issues from the cosmetic disfigurement. Pulmonary function indices, namely, forced expiratory volume over 1 s, forced vital capacity, vital capacity, and total lung capacity are markedly compromised in pectus excavatum...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757391/systemic-dexmedetomidine-attenuates-mechanical-allodynia-through-extracellular-sign-db-type-2-diabetic-mice
#19
Hui Chen, Xiang Xu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Bing-Yu Ling, He-Ping Sun, Chao Liu, Yu Qiu Zhang, Hong Cao, Lan Xu
Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a common complication of diabetes mellitus. However, the treatment for PDN is limited in clinical practice. In the present study, we investigated the effect of systemic administration dexmedetomidine (DEX), a selective alpha 2 adrenergic receptor (α2AR) agonist, on mechanical allodynia and its underlying mechanism in db/db mice, an animal model of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our data demonstrated that db/db mice develop mechanical allodynia at the early stage of diabetes...
July 28, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756361/a-case-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-total-colectomy-for-intestinal-neuronal-dysplasia-type-b
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Taro Masuda, Takashi Nonaka, Toshiyuki Adachi, Makoto Hisanaga, Shigeki Nagayoshi, Takayuki Tokunaga, Ken Taniguchi, Hirokazu Kurohama, Masahiro Ito, Hikaru Fujioka
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal neuronal dysplasia type B (IND-B) is an infrequent disease of the submucosal plexus of intestine manifesting chronic intestinal obstruction or severe chronic constipation. IND is rarely reported in adult patients. PRESENTATION OF A CASE: The present study reports on the case of a 36 year-old woman suffering from longstanding chronic constipation and who was diagnosed with severe constipation in more than 20 years. Although she began to take a large amount of stimulant laxatives, such as "senna" and "bisacodyl", constipation symptoms did not improve, she was admitted to our hospital...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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