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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107590/endocannabinoid-activation-of-cb1-receptors-contributes-to-long-lasting-reversal-of-neuropathic-pain-by-repetitive-spinal-cord-stimulation
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L Sun, L Tai, Q Qiu, R Mitchell, S Fleetwood-Walker, E A Joosten, C W Cheung
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to be effective in the management of certain neuropathic pain conditions, however, the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. In this study, we investigated repetitive SCS in a rodent neuropathic pain model, revealing long-lasting and incremental attenuation of hyperalgesia and a mechanism of action involving endocannabinoids. METHOD: Animals were implanted with monopolar electrodes at the time of partial sciatic nerve injury...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106611/time-course-of-copeptin-during-a-model-of-experimental-pain-and-hyperalgesia-a-randomised-volunteer-crossover-trial
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Eckhard Mauermann, Claudine A Blum, Giovanna Lurati Buse, Oliver Bandschapp, Wilhelm Ruppen
BACKGROUND: A reliable biomarker for quantifying pain or hyperalgesia has yet to be found. A surrogate marker of arginine vasopressin, copeptin, is elevated in a number of states of physiological and psychological stress and may have a role in quantifying pain and/or hyperalgesia. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate copeptin as a biomarker for pain or hyperalgesia developing after 120 min of sustained electrical stimulation. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomised, double-blinded, crossover trial...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102552/could-urinary-nerve-growth-factor-be-a-biomarker-for-overactive-bladder%C3%A2-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Wei Sheng, Hongwei Zhang, Kirschner-Hermanns Ruth
OBJECTIVE: The previously reported association between urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) and overactive bladder (OAB) was controversial. We performed this meta-analysis based on current available studies to sum up all evidence on this association. METHODS: Studies were identified by searching PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane library from inception to September 2016. Pooled standardized mean difference (SMD) with their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using a random-effects model...
January 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099107/case-238-spontaneous-pneumothorax-secondary-to-intrapulmonary-necrobiotic-rheumatoid-nodule
#4
Ammar A Chaudhry, Maryam Gul, Abbas A Chaudhry, William Moore
History A 54-year-old white woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who was taking glucocorticoids and methotrexate presented to the emergency department in December with worsening shortness of breath and chest heaviness for 1 week. She reported additional symptoms of weakness, headache, and arthralgia primarily involving her bilateral hands, wrist, ankles, and feet. She denied experiencing fevers, syncope or presyncope, focal neurologic deficits, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, or recent trauma...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097463/neurokinin-1-receptor-immunopositive-neurons-in-the-medullary-dorsal-horn-provide-collateral-axons-to-both-the-thalamus-and-parabrachial-nucleus-in-rats
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Xu Li, Shun-Nan Ge, Yang Li, Han-Tao Wang
It has been suggested that the trigemino-thalamic and trigemino-parabrachial projection neurons in the medullary dorsal horn (MDH) are highly implicated in the sensory-discriminative and emotional/affective aspects of orofacial pain, respectively. In previous studies, some neurons were reported to send projections to both the thalamus and parabrachial nucleus by way of collaterals in the MDH. However, little is known about the chemoarchitecture of this group of neurons. Thus, in the present study, we determined whether the neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor, which is crucial for primary orofacial pain signaling, was expressed in MDH neurons co-innervating the thalamus and parabrachial nucleus...
January 17, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088799/use-of-spinal-cord-diffusion-tensor-imaging-to-quantify-neural-ablation-and-evaluate-outcome-after-percutaneous-cordotomy-for-intractable-cancer-pain
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Aditya Vedantam, Ping Hou, T Linda Chi, Patrick M Dougherty, Kenneth R Hess, Ashwin Viswanathan
BACKGROUND: Up to 20% of patients experience only partial pain relief after percutaneous cordotomy for cancer pain. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can quantify neural ablation and help evaluate early postoperative outcomes after cordotomy. METHODS: Patients undergoing percutaneous CT-guided cordotomy for intractable cancer pain were prospectively studied. Pre- and postoperative assessment was made using the visual analog scale (VAS) on pain and the pain severity scores of the Brief Pain Inventory Short Form...
January 14, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087412/pain-prediction-by-serum-biomarkers-of-bone-turnover-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-observational-study-of-tracp5b-and-cathepsin-k-in-oa
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Lilian N Nwosu, Maximilian Allen, Laura Wyatt, Janet L Huebner, Victoria Chapman, David A Walsh, Virginia B Kraus
OBJECTIVES: To investigate serum biomarkers, tartrate resistant acid phosphatase 5b (TRAcP5b) and cathepsin K, indicative of osteoclastic bone resorption, and their relationship to pain and pain change in knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Sera and clinical data were collected from 129 people (97 with 3-year follow-up) with knee OA from the Prediction of Osteoarthritis Progression (POP) cohort. Knee OA-related outcomes in POP included: WOMAC pain, NHANES I (pain, aching and stiffness), subchondral sclerosis, and radiographically determined tibiofemoral and patellofemoral OA...
January 10, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079612/thrombopoietin-as-early-biomarker-of-disease-severity-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Enrico Lupia, Luca Pigozzi, Emanuele Pivetta, Ornella Bosco, Barbara Vizio, Maria Loiacono, Manuela Lucchiari, Stefania Battista, Fulvio Morello, Corrado Moiraghi, Giulio Mengozzi, Giuseppe Montrucchio
OBJECTIVES: To study the concentrations of thrombopoietin (TPO), a growth factor recently involved in the pathogenesis of experimental acute pancreatitis (AP), and its potential role as an early diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in patients with AP. METHODS: Thrombopoietin was measured in 44 AP patients, 18 patients with nonpancreatic acute abdominal pain, and 18 healthy volunteers. Acute pancreatitis severity was classified on the basis of the 2012 International Atlanta Symposium on Acute Pancreatitis criteria...
February 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076310/the-serum-concentrations-of-leptin-and-mcp-1-independently-predict-low-back-pain-duration
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Giuseppe Lippi, Concetta Dagostino, Ruggero Buonocore, Rosalia Aloe, Chiara Bonaguri, Guido Fanelli, Massimo Allegri
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a very frequent condition, affecting most people at some point throughout their life. This cross-sectional study was aimed to investigate a selected panel of cytokines and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with or without LBP. METHODS: The study population consisted of 104 patients diagnosed with LBP (52 non-persistent and 52 persistent) and 52 healthy subjects with no LBP. Blood samples were collected for assessment of adiponectin, leptin, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and C reactive protein (CRP)...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073787/col6a5-variants-in-familial-neuropathic-chronic-itch
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Filippo Martinelli-Boneschi, Marina Colombi, Marco Castori, Grazia Devigili, Roberto Eleopra, Rayaz A Malik, Marco Ritelli, Nicoletta Zoppi, Chiara Dordoni, Melissa Sorosina, Paola Grammatico, Hassan Fadavi, Monique M Gerrits, Rowida Almomani, Catharina G Faber, Ingemar S J Merkies, Daniela Toniolo, Massimiliano Cocca, Claudio Doglioni, Stephen G Waxman, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Michela M Taiana, Jenny Sassone, Raffaella Lombardi, Daniele Cazzato, Andrea Zauli, Silvia Santoro, Margherita Marchi, Giuseppe Lauria
Itch is thought to represent the peculiar response to stimuli conveyed by somatosensory pathways shared with pain through the activation of specific neurons and receptors. It can occur in association with dermatological, systemic and neurological diseases, or be the side effect of certain drugs. However, some patients suffer from chronic idiopathic itch that is frequently ascribed to psychological distress and for which no biomarker is available to date. We investigated three multigenerational families, one of which diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type (JHS/EDS-HT), characterized by idiopathic chronic itch with predominantly proximal distribution...
January 9, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063287/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-use-of-video-capsule%C3%A2-endoscopy
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Robert A Enns, Lawrence Hookey, David Armstrong, Charles N Bernstein, Steven J Heitman, Christopher Teshima, Grigorios I Leontiadis, Frances Tse, Daniel Sadowski
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Video capsule endoscopy (CE) provides a noninvasive option to assess the small intestine, but its use with respect to endoscopic procedures and cross-sectional imaging varies widely. The aim of this consensus was to provide guidance on the appropriate use of CE in clinical practice. METHODS: A systematic literature search identified studies on the use of CE in patients with Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, and anemia...
January 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062616/early-rule-out-and-rule-in-strategies-for-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Louise A Cullen, Nicholas L Mills, Simon Mahler, Richard Body
BACKGROUND: Patients with chest pain comprise a large proportion of emergency presentations and place a major burden on healthcare resources. Therefore, efforts to safely and rapidly identify those with and without acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are needed. The challenge for clinicians is to accurately identify patients with acute coronary syndromes, while balancing the need to safely and rapidly reassure and discharge those without serious conditions. CONTENT: This review summarizes the evidence to date on optimum accelerated strategies for the rule-in and rule-out of AMI, using strategies focused on optimum use of troponin results...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058943/genome-wide-analysis-of-blood-gene-expression-in-migraine-implicates-immune-inflammatory-pathways
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Zachary F Gerring, Joseph E Powell, Grant W Montgomery, Dale R Nyholt
Background Typical migraine is a frequent, debilitating and painful headache disorder with an estimated heritability of about 50%. Although genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified over 40 single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with migraine, further research is required to determine their biological role in migraine susceptibility. Therefore, we performed a study of genome-wide gene expression in a large sample of 83 migraine cases and 83 non-migraine controls to determine whether altered expression levels of genes and pathways could provide insights into the biological mechanisms underlying migraine...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058725/urinary-metabolomics-of-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-hyperalgesia-in-rats
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Yang Liu, Hui Chen, Jun Lu, Youshui Jiang, Rui Yang, Songyan Gao, Xin Dong, Wei Chen
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the differences of metabolomics changes in a hyperalgesia model and find potent biomarkers of hyperalgesia. Seven rats were placed in metabolic cages. An emulsion containing 500 μg of Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) was used to induce hyperalgesia. Urine samples were collected prior to the injection of CFA and on post-injection days 1, 3 and 7. Ultraperformance liquid chromatography, coupled with quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF/MS), was used for a quantitative analysis of urinary metabolic changes in the CFA-induced hyperalgesia model...
November 5, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056936/a-12-week-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-study-of-choline-stabilized-orthosilicic-acid-in-patients-with-symptomatic-knee-osteoarthritis
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Piet Geusens, Karel Pavelka, Jozef Rovensky, Johan Vanhoof, Nathalie Demeester, Mario Calomme, Dirk Vanden Berghe
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid (ch-OSA) in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: In a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 211 patients with knee OA (Kellgren and Lawrence grade II or III) and moderate to moderately severe pain were randomly allocated to ch-OSA or placebo for 12 weeks. The primary outcome was the change in the WOMAC pain subscale from baseline to week 12...
January 5, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054366/the-role-of-molecular-pain-biomarkers-in-temporomandibular-joint-internal-derangement
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REVIEW
Malin Ernberg
There is evidence that low-grade inflammation may be responsible for pain and development of degenerative changes in temporomandibular joint internal derangement. This article reviews the current knowledge of the molecular mechanisms behind TMJ internal derangements. A non-systematic search was carried out in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane library for studies regarding pathophysiological mechanisms behind internal derangements focusing on pain mediating inflammatory and cartilage degrading molecules. Recent data suggests that release of cytokines may be the key event for pain and cartilage destruction in TMJ internal derangements...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053073/in-vivo-imaging-in-pharmaceutical-development-and-its-impact-on-the-3rs
#17
Barry R Campbell, Dinko Gonzalez Trotter, Catherine D G Hines, Wenping Li, Manishkumar Patel, Weisheng Zhang, Jeffrey L Evelhoch
It is well understood that the biopharmaceutical industry must improve efficiency along the path from laboratory concept to commercial product. In vivo imaging is recognized as a useful method to provide biomarkers for target engagement, treatment response, safety, and mechanism of action. Imaging biomarkers have the potential to inform the selection of drugs that are more likely to be safe and effective. Most of the imaging modalities for biopharmaceutical research are translatable to the clinic. In vivo imaging does not require removal of tissue to provide biomarkers, thus reducing the number of valuable preclinical subjects required for a study...
December 2016: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052296/clinical-and-biochemical-influence-of-prostatic-stones
#18
Tomislav Soric, Mirnes Selimovic, Lada Bakovic, Tatjana Šimurina, Robert Selthofer, Jerka Dumic
INTRODUCTION: The study aimed to explore clinical influence of prostatic stones on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), seminal plasma cytokines, and serum biomarkers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 70 men aged ≤50 years with LUTS divided into 2 groups: group with stones (GSt) and group without prostatic stones (GNoSt). All subjects completed the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire and National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) scoring questionnaire...
January 5, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051834/interferon-%C3%AE-induced-protein-10-in-dengue-virus-infection
#19
P Fallahi, G Elia
Dengue virus (DENV) infection causes dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, or dengue shock syndrome. Interferons (IFNs), and IFN-γ dependent chemokines, chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand (CXCL)10/IFN-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), CXCL9/MIG and CXCL11/I-TAC, and their common receptor chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor (CXCR)3 are induced by DENV infection; however it has been shown that the latter two could not compensate for the absence of IP-10. This paper reviews studies about DENV and IP-10. Evidences show the importance of IP-10 induction during DENV infection, in macrophages, lymphocytes, hepatic cells, denritic cells, in skin and in the brain...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051248/movardol%C3%A2-n-acetylglucosamine-boswellia-serrata-ginger-supplementation-in-the-management-of-knee-osteoarthritis-preliminary-results-from-a-6-month-registry-study
#20
G Bolognesi, G Belcaro, B Feragalli, U Cornelli, R Cotellese, S Hu, M Dugall
OBJECTIVE: Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease caused by the deterioration of cartilage in joints, which results in activation of the inflammatory response, pain, and impaired movement. Complementary therapies, particularly supplementation, in the management of moderate/severe knee OA have been gaining attention. This registry study aimed at evaluating the synergistic effect of Movardol®, a supplementation containing active ingredients with recognized anti-inflammatory activities on symptoms and levels of circulating biomarkers of knee OA...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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