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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722116/opioids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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Philip J Wiffen, Tess E Cooper, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Andrew L Gray, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Boris Zernikow
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692702/impaired-insula-functional-connectivity-associated-with-persistent-pain-perception-in-patients-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Jae-Hun Kim, Soo-Hee Choi, Joon Hwan Jang, Do-Hyeong Lee, Kyung-Jun Lee, Won Joon Lee, Jee Youn Moon, Yong Chul Kim, Do-Hyung Kang
Given that the insula plays a contributory role in the perception of chronic pain, we examined the resting-state functional connectivity between the insular cortex and other brain regions to investigate neural underpinnings of persisting perception of background pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). A total of 25 patients with CRPS and 25 matched healthy controls underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging at rest. With the anterior and posterior insular cortices as seed regions, we compared the strength of the resting-state functional connectivity between the two groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677679/microrna-cluster-mir-17-92-regulates-multiple-functionally-related-voltage-gated-potassium-channels-in-chronic-neuropathic-pain
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Atsushi Sakai, Fumihito Saitow, Motoyo Maruyama, Noriko Miyake, Koichi Miyake, Takashi Shimada, Takashi Okada, Hidenori Suzuki
miR-17-92 is a microRNA cluster with six distinct members. Here, we show that the miR-17-92 cluster and its individual members modulate chronic neuropathic pain. All cluster members are persistently upregulated in primary sensory neurons after nerve injury. Overexpression of miR-18a, miR-19a, miR-19b and miR-92a cluster members elicits mechanical allodynia in rats, while their blockade alleviates mechanical allodynia in a rat model of neuropathic pain. Plausible targets for the miR-17-92 cluster include genes encoding numerous voltage-gated potassium channels and their modulatory subunits...
July 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670914/high-prevalence-of-chronic-pain-with-neuropathic-characteristics-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-ankle-fractures
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Nadia Rbia, Cornelis H van der Vlies, Berry I Cleffken, Ruud W Selles, Steven E R Hovius, Tim H J Nijhuis
BACKGROUND: Unstable ankle fractures require treatment with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Long-term functional outcome is satisfying in most patients; however, a number of patients have persistent complaints. Superficial nerve complications following ankle surgery may be the cause of chronic pain and disability. METHODS: In this observational retrospective survey, a cohort of 527 women and men, who underwent ORIF in the period from January 2007 to January 2014, were invited to an online questionnaire...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657994/pudendal-neuromodulation-as-a-treatment-for-persistent-genital-arousal-disorder-a-case-series
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Natalie Gaines, Brian D Odom, Kim A Killinger, Kenneth M Peters
BACKGROUND: Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is a rare life-altering condition characterized by unwanted, uncomfortable genital sensations or spontaneous orgasms without physical or emotional stimulation. Its etiology remains unclear, and a variety of treatments have been attempted with incomplete resolution. We propose that chronic pudendal neuromodulation (CPN) may be a useful treatment for PGAD symptoms. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for women older than 18 years with a diagnosis of PGAD that had staged neuromodulation with placement of a tined lead at the pudendal nerve...
June 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627589/effect-of-the-spinal-apelin%C3%A2-apj-system-on-the-pathogenesis-of-chronic-constriction-injury%C3%A2-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Qingming Xiong, Wanyou He, Hanbing Wang, Jun Zhou, Yajun Zhang, Jian He, Chengxiang Yang, Bin Zhang
Apelin is hypothesized to serve a dual function in pain processing. Spinal administration of apelin induces hyperalgesia, while opioid receptors are implicated in the antinociceptive effects of apelin in acute nociceptive models. However, whether the apelin‑apelin receptor (APJ) system is involved in neuropathic pain remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to evaluate the impact and mechanism of the spinal apelin‑APJ system in neuropathic pain. Chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve produced sustained spinal apelin and APJ upregulation, which was associated with mechanical allodynia and heat hyperalgesia development in the hind‑paw plantar surface...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615421/outcomes-of-colorado-children-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-at-1-year
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Jan A Martin, Kevin Messacar, Michele L Yang, John A Maloney, Jennifer Lindwall, Terri Carry, Patricia Kenyon, Stefan H Sillau, Joyce Oleszek, Kenneth L Tyler, Samuel R Dominguez, Teri L Schreiner
OBJECTIVE: We describe long-term functional, neurodiagnostic, and psychosocial outcomes of a cohort of 12 children from Colorado diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2014. METHODS: Children were assessed every 3 months for 1 year or until clinical resolution. Assessments included neurologic examination, MRI, EMG/nerve conduction studies (NCS), functional measures (Assisting Hand Assessment, Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale), and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System questionnaires...
July 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525647/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-tanezumab-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-nerve-growth-factor-on-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-adult-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis-a-stereologic-histomorphologic-and-cardiofunctional-assessment
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Patrice Belanger, Paul Butler, Mark Butt, Siddhartha Bhatt, Stephen Foote, David Shelton, Mark Evans, Rosalinda Arends, Susan Hurst, Carlin Okerberg, Thomas Cummings, David Potter, Jill Steidl-Nichols, Mark Zorbas
Tanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against nerve growth factor is in development for treatment of chronic pain. Three nonclinical studies assessed effects of clinically relevant and supratherapeutic doses of tanezumab on the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) of adult nonhuman primates. Study 1 evaluated potential effects of subcutaneous (SC) tanezumab (1.2 mg/kg every 8 weeks [Q8W]) on SNS in cynomolgus monkeys for 3 or 6 months and reversibility or persistence of any effects through a non-dosing/recovery period...
May 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460630/microrna-223-demonstrated-experimentally-in-exosome-like-vesicles-is-associated-with-decreased-risk-of-persistent-pain-after-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Aurora Moen, Daniel Jacobsen, Santosh Phuyal, Anna Legfeldt, Fred Haugen, Cecilie Røe, Johannes Gjerstad
BACKGROUND: Previous findings have demonstrated that lumbar radicular pain after disc herniation may be associated with up-regulation of inflammatory mediators. In the present study we examined the possible role of extracellular microRNAs (miRs) in this process. METHODS: Single unit recordings, isolation of exosome-like vesicles, electron microscopy, nanoparticle tracking analysis, western blot analysis and qPCR were used in rats to demonstrate the effect of nucleus pulposus (NP) applied onto the dorsal nerve roots...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426550/neuropathic-pain-after-chronic-nerve-constriction-may-not-correlate-with-chloride-dysregulation-in-mouse-trigeminal-nucleus-caudalis-neurons
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Alberto Castro, Ying Li, Charles Raver, Ramesh Chandra, Radi Masri, Mary K Lobo, Asaf Keller
Changes in chloride reversal potential in rat spinal cord neurons have previously been associated with persistent pain in nerve injury and inflammation models. These changes correlate with a decrease in the expression of the potassium chloride transporter, KCC2, and with increases in neuronal excitability. Here, we test the hypothesis that similar changes occur in mice with neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury of the trigeminal infraorbital nerve (CCI-ION). This model allows us to distinguish an acute pain phase (3-5 days after injury) from a persistent pain phase (12-14 days after CCI-ION)...
July 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403104/effect-of-bipolar-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-refractory-chronic-cervical-radicular-pain-a-report-of-two-cases
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Min Cheol Chang
RATIONALE: Despite undergoing transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI), many patients complain of persisting cervical radicular pain. For the management of chronic cervical radicular pain, clinicians are widely applying pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation to dorsal root ganglions (DRGs). To enhance the effect of PRF stimulation, we conducted bipolar PRF stimulation in 2 patients with chronic cervical radicular pain that was refractory to monopolar PRF and repeated TFESIs...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326943/analgesia-induced-by-the-epigenetic-drug-l-acetylcarnitine-outlasts-the-end-of-treatment-in-mouse-models-of-chronic-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-pain
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Serena Notartomaso, Giada Mascio, Matteo Bernabucci, Cristina Zappulla, Pamela Scarselli, Milena Cannella, Tiziana Imbriglio, Roberto Gradini, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Ferdinando Nicoletti
Background L-acetylcarnitine, a drug marketed for the treatment of chronic pain, causes analgesia by epigenetically up-regulating type-2 metabotropic glutamate (mGlu2) receptors in the spinal cord. Because the epigenetic mechanisms are typically long-lasting, we hypothesized that analgesia could outlast the duration of L-acetylcarnitine treatment in models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Results A seven-day treatment with L-acetylcarnitine (100 mg/kg, once a day, i.p.) produced an antiallodynic effect in the complete Freund adjuvant mouse model of chronic inflammatory pain...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323223/robotic-assisted-conservative-excision-of-retrocervical-rectal-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-a-case-series
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Alfredo Ercoli, Emma Bassi, Stefania Ferrari, Daniela Surico, Anna Fagotti, Francesco Fanfani, Fiorenzo De Cicco, Nicola Surico, Giovanni Scambia
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is a complex disease that impairs the quality of life and the fertility of women. Colorectal DIE accounts for 70% to 93% of all the intestinal endometriotic sites and frequently needs a surgical approach. However, the indications for the surgical management of this condition are still controversial. From March 2010 to June 2014, we scheduled 33 consecutive patients presenting with retrocervical-rectal DIE of any diameter not involving the mucosa nor producing rectal stenosis > 50% for laparoscopic robotic assisted nerve-sparing rectal nodulectomy (LRN)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315267/pharmacological-modulation-of-the-sigma-1-receptor-and-the-treatment-of-pain
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Manuel Merlos, Javier Burgueño, Enrique Portillo-Salido, Carlos Ramón Plata-Salamán, José Miguel Vela
There is a critical need for new analgesics acting through new mechanisms of action, which could increase the efficacy with respect to existing therapies and reduce their unwanted effects. Current preclinical evidence supports the modulatory role of sigma-1 receptors (σ1R) in nociception, mainly based on the pain-attenuated phenotype of σ1R knockout mice and on the antinociceptive effect exerted by σ1R antagonists on pains of different etiologies. σ1R is highly expressed in different pain areas of the CNS and the periphery (particularly dorsal root ganglia), and interacts and modulates the functionality of different receptors and ion channels ...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223844/neuronal-plasticity-of-trigeminal-ganglia-in-mice-following-nerve-injury
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Randi Lynds, Chuang Lyu, Gong-Wei Lyu, Xie-Qi Shi, Annika Rosén, Kamal Mustafa, Tie-Jun Sten Shi
BACKGROUND: Nerve injury may induce neuropathic pain. In studying the mechanisms of orofacial neuropathic pain, attention has been paid to the plastic changes that occur in the trigeminal ganglia (TGs) and nucleus in response to an injury of the trigeminal nerve branches. Previous studies have explored the impact of sciatic nerve injury on dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) and it has shown dramatic changes in the expression of multiple biomarkers. In large, the changes in biomarker expression in TGs after trigeminal nerve injury are similar to that in DRGs after sciatic nerve injury...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197545/active-nerve-regeneration-with-failed-target-reinnervation-drives-persistent-neuropathic-pain
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Wenrui Xie, Judith A Strong, Jun-Ming Zhang
Peripheral nerves can regenerate and, when injured, may cause neuropathic pain. We propose that the active regeneration process plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of neuropathic pain. In one commonly used rodent neuropathic pain model, pronounced pain behaviors follow ligation and cutting of the L5 spinal nerve. We found that the injured nerve regenerates into the sciatic nerve and functionally reinnervates target tissues: the regenerated nerve conducts electrical signals, mechanical responses, and tracers between the leg/hindpaw and axotomized sensory ganglion...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176921/increased-local-expressions-of-cx3cl1-and-ccl2-are-related-to-clinical-severity-in-lumbar-disk-herniation-patients-with-sciatic-pain
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Zhen-Yu Peng, Rui Chen, Zuo-Zhong Fang, Bin Chen, Zhi-Hua Wang, Xi-Yang Wang
BACKGROUND: Chemokines have been identified to be involved in the modulation of pain through both peripheral and central mechanisms. However, the role of chemokines in lumbar disk herniation (LDH) with sciatic pain remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The current study was performed to explore the expression of two most commonly studied chemokines CX3CL1 and CCL2 and assess their associations with clinical severity in LDH patients with sciatic pain. METHODS: The soft tissues around nerve root (STANR), annulus fibrosus (AF), and nucleus pulposus (NP) biopsies were obtained from 36 LDH patients with chronic sciatic pain and 10 scoliosis patients (painless controls)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158195/repeated-hapten-exposure-induces-persistent-tactile-sensitivity-in-mice-modeling-localized-provoked-vulvodynia
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Jasmine Landry, Tijana Martinov, Hanna Mengistu, Jyothi Dhanwada, Charles J Benck, Jaclyn Kline, Beebie Boo, Linnea Swanson, Elena Tonc, Randy Daughters, Brian T Fife, Devavani Chatterjea
BACKGROUND: Vulvodynia is a remarkably prevalent chronic pain condition of unknown etiology. Epidemiologic studies associate the risk of vulvodynia with a history of atopic disease. We used an established model of hapten-driven contact hypersensitivity to investigate the underlying mechanisms of allergy-provoked prolonged sensitivity to pressure. METHODS: We sensitized female ND4 Swiss mice to the hapten oxazolone on their flanks, and subsequently challenged them four days later with oxazolone or vehicle for ten consecutive days on the labia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158164/rapid-and-delayed-effects-of-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-neuropathic-pain-electrophysiological-molecular-and-behavioral-evidence-supporting-long-term-depression
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Ren-Yu Huang, Chia-Chi Liao, Shih-Ying Tsai, Chen-Tung Yen, Chii-Wann Lin, Tsung-Chi Chen, Wei-Tso Lin, Chi-Heng Chang, Yeong-Ray Wen
BACKGROUND: Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) has been widely employed for ameliorating clinical neuropathic pain. How PRF alters electrophysiological transmission and modulates biomolecular functions in neural tissues has yet to be clarified. We previously demonstrated that an early application of low-voltage bipolar PRF adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) reduced acute neuropathic pain in animals. By contrast, the present study investigated how PRF alters postsynaptic sensitization to produce early and delayed effects on neuropathic pain...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137966/loss-of-m1-receptor-dependent-cholinergic-excitation-contributes-to-mpfc-deactivation-in-neuropathic-pain
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Daniel Radzicki, Sarah L Pollema-Mays, Antonio Sanz-Clemente, Marco Martina
In chronic pain, the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is deactivated and mPFC-dependent tasks such as attention and working memory are impaired. We investigated the mechanisms of mPFC deactivation in the rat spared nerve injury (SNI) model of neuropathic pain. Patch-clamp recordings in acute slices showed that, 1 week after the nerve injury, cholinergic modulation of layer 5 (L5) pyramidal neurons was severely impaired. In cells from sham-operated animals, focal application of acetylcholine induced a left shift of the input/output curve and persistent firing...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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