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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211895/electroacupuncture-attenuates-cfa-induced-inflammatory-pain-by-suppressing-nav1-8-through-s100b-trpv1-opioid-and-adenosine-pathways-in-mice
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Hsien-Yin Liao, Ching-Liang Hsieh, Chun-Ping Huang, Yi-Wen Lin
Pain is associated with several conditions, such as inflammation, that result from altered peripheral nerve properties. Electroacupuncture (EA) is a common Chinese clinical medical technology used for pain management. Using an inflammatory pain mouse model, we investigated the effects of EA on the regulation of neurons, microglia, and related molecules. Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) injections produced a significant mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia that was reversed by EA or a transient receptor potential V1 (TRPV1) gene deletion...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209424/changes-in-sympathetic-neurovascular-function-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Hussain Al Dera, James A Brock
The effects of spinal cord injury (SCI) on sympathetic neurovascular transmission have generally been ignored. This review describes changes in sympathetic nerve-mediated activation of arterial vessels to which ongoing sympathetic activity has been reduced or silenced following spinal cord transection in rats. In all vessels studied in rats, SCI markedly enhanced their contractile responses to nerve activity. However, the mechanisms that augment neurovascular transmission differ between the rat tail artery and mesenteric artery...
February 11, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207315/diagnosis-of-lumbosacral-diskospondylosis-in-a-bucking-bull-assisted-by-high-definition-thermal-and-nuclear-scintigraphic-imaging
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Marc Caldwell, Thomas Passler, Ram C Purohit, David Pascoe, Dwight F Wolfe
CASE DESCRIPTION An 8-year-old Brahman-cross bull was evaluated for left hind limb lameness of 2 months' duration. The lameness was first noticed during a rodeo bucking performance, immediately after the bull appeared to land inappropriately on the affected limb. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination findings revealed left hind limb lameness, ataxia, and left-sided epaxial muscle atrophy. Palpation per rectum along the lumbar portion of the vertebral column revealed evidence of exostosis of the ventral aspect...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206674/effects-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-on-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Jan Naar, Deborah Jaye, Cecilia Linde, Petr Neužil, Petr Doškář, Filip Málek, Frieder Braunschweig, Lars H Lund, Lars Mortensen, Bengt Linderoth, Göran Lind, Dianna Bone, Arthur J Scholte, Fred Kueffer, Jodi Koehler, Kambiz Shahgaldi, Otto Lang, Marcus Ståhlberg
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) reduces sympathetic activity in animal models of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF) but limited data exist of SCS in patients with HF. The aim of the present study was to test the primary hypothesis that SCS reduces cardiac sympathetic nerve activity in HF patients. Secondary hypotheses were that SCS improves left ventricular function and dimension, exercise capacity and clinical variables relevant to HF. METHODS: HF patients with a SCS device previously participating in the DEFEAT-HF trial were included in this crossover study with 6-week intervention periods (SCS-ON and SCS-OFF)...
February 16, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205381/the-clinical-significance-of-equivocal-findings-on-spinal-mri-in-children-with-medulloblastoma
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Julie Bennett, Ramy Ashmawy, Vijay Ramaswamy, Derek Stephens, Eric Bouffet, Normand Laperriere, Michael Taylor, Manohar Shroff, Ute Bartels
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood, with cerebrospinal fluid spread the most common site of metastasis. Currently, children diagnosed with MB and evidence of spinal metastasis are treated with an increased dose of craniospinal radiation (CSI). This report reviewed equivocal abnormalities including nerve root clumping, linear vascular enhancement, nerve root enhancement and/or other vague findings on spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to elucidate their prognostic significance and aid in risk stratification...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205307/segmentation-of-organs-at-risks-in-head-and-neck-ct-images-using-convolutional-neural-networks
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Bulat Ibragimov, Lei Xing
PURPOSE: Accurate segmentation of organs-at-risks (OARs) is the key step for efficient planning of radiation therapy for head and neck (HaN) cancer treatment. In the work, we proposed the first deep learning-based algorithm, for segmentation of OARs in HaN CT images, and compared its performance against state-of-the-art automated segmentation algorithms, commercial software, and interobserver variability. METHODS: Convolutional neural networks (CNNs)-a concept from the field of deep learning-were used to study consistent intensity patterns of OARs from training CT images and to segment the OAR in a previously unseen test CT image...
February 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203046/neuroinflammation-as-fuel-for-axonal-regeneration-in-the-injured-vertebrate-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Ilse Bollaerts, Jessie Van Houcke, Lien Andries, Lies De Groef, Lieve Moons
Damage to the central nervous system (CNS) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in elderly, as repair after lesions or neurodegenerative disease usually fails because of the limited capacity of CNS regeneration. The causes underlying this limited regenerative potential are multifactorial, but one critical aspect is neuroinflammation. Although classically considered as harmful, it is now becoming increasingly clear that inflammation can also promote regeneration, if the appropriate context is provided...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203020/-effect-of-continuous-femoral-nerve-block-combined-with-periarticular-local-infiltration-analgesia-on-early-operative-functional-recovery-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-study
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Y Deng, T L Jiang, X X Yang, M Li, J Wang, X Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of early rehabilitation training after total knee arthroplasty surgery by continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) with or without periarticular local infiltration analgesia (PLIA). METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, controlled study, 100 patients under-going primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty in patients with knee osteoarthritis were enrolled. All the patients received CFNB for postoperative analgesia before combined spinal epidural anesthesia...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202580/spinal-disinhibition-in-experimental-and-clinical-painful-diabetic-neuropathy
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Andrew G Marshall, Corinne Lee-Kubli, Shazli Azmi, Michael Zhang, Maryam Ferdousi, Teresa Mixcoatl-Zecuatl, Ioannis N Petropoulos, Georgios Ponirakis, Mark S Fineman, Hassan Fadavi, Katie Frizzi, Mitra Tavakoli, Maria Jeziorska, Corinne G Jolivalt, Andrew J M Boulton, Nathan Efron, Nigel A Calcutt, Rayaz A Malik
Impaired rate dependent depression (RDD) of the Hoffman-reflex is associated with reduced dorsal spinal cord potassium chloride co-transporter expression and impaired spinal GABAA receptor function, indicative of spinal inhibitory dysfunction. We have investigated the pathogenesis of impaired RDD in diabetic rodents exhibiting features of painful neuropathy and the translational potential of this marker of spinal inhibitory dysfunction in human painful diabetic neuropathy. Impaired RDD and allodynia were present in type 1 and type 2 diabetic rats but not in rats with type 1 diabetes receiving insulin supplementation that did not restore normoglycemia...
February 15, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197545/active-nerve-regeneration-with-failed-target-reinnervation-drives-persistent-neuropathic-pain
#10
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/28197342/the-function-of-fgfr1-signalling-in-the-spinal-cord-therapeutic-approaches-using-fgfr1-ligands-after-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Barbara Haenzi, Lawrence D F Moon
Extensive research is ongoing that concentrates on finding therapies to enhance CNS regeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI) and to cure paralysis. This review sheds light on the role of the FGFR pathway in the injured spinal cord and discusses various therapies that use FGFR activating ligands to promote regeneration after SCI. We discuss studies that use peripheral nerve grafts or Schwann cell grafts in combination with FGF1 or FGF2 supplementation. Most of these studies show evidence that these therapies successfully enhance axon regeneration into the graft...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197201/-three-methods-and-three-points-regulates-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-in-the-dorsal-horn-of-the-spinal-cord-in-a-rat-model-of-sciatic-nerve-injury
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Xin Guo, Tian-Yuan Yu, Wong Steven, Wen-Duan Jia, Chi Ma, Yan-Hong Tao, Chao Yang, Tao-Tao Lv, Shuai Wu, Meng-Qian Lu, Jia-Li Liu
Tuina is a traditional Chinese treatment for sensory disturbances caused by peripheral nerve injury and related diseases. Our previous studies showed that tuina regulates relevant regions and indices of the spinal dorsal horn using the Dian, Bo, and Rou method in Yinmen (BL37), Yanglingquan (GB34), and Weizhong (BL40). Treatment prevents muscle atrophy, protects spinal cord neurons, and promotes sciatic nerve repair. The mechanisms of action of tuina for treating peripheral nerve injury remain poorly understood...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196631/effects-of-12-weeks-of-chiropractic-care-on-central-integration-of-dual-somatosensory-input-in-chronic-pain-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Heidi Haavik, Imran Khan Niazi, Kelly Holt, Bernadette Murphy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this preliminary study was to assess whether the dual somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) technique is sensitive enough to measure changes in cortical intrinsic inhibitory interactions in patients with chronic neck or upper extremity pain and, if so, whether changes are associated with changes in pain scores. METHODS: The dual peripheral nerve stimulation SEP ratio technique was used for 6 subjects with a history of chronic neck or upper limb pain...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195183/interleukin-1%C3%AE-pre-treated-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-alleviate-neuropathic-pain-through-ccl7-mediated-inhibition-of-microglial-activation-in-the-spinal-cord
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Jian Li, Guoying Deng, Haowei Wang, Mei Yang, Rui Yang, Xiangnan Li, Xiaoping Zhang, Hongbin Yuan
Although neuropathic pain is one of the most intractable diseases, recent studies indicate that systemic or local injection of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) decreases pro-inflammatory cytokines release and alleviates neuropathic pain. However, it is still not clear whether pre-treated BMSCs have a strong anti-inflammatory and/or analgesia effect. Using the spinal nerve ligation model of neuropathic pain, IL-1β pre-treated BMSCs (IL-1β-BMSCs) were injected into rats followed by SNL in order to determine possible effects...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192259/impact-of-intraoperative-monitoring-during-elective-complex-spinal-fusions-%C3%A2-4-levels-on-30-day-complication-and-readmission-rates-a-single-institutional-study-of-643-adult-spinal-deformity-patients
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Owoicho Adogwa, Emily Lydon, Gireesh Reddy, Rayan Kaakati, Amanda Sergesketter, Oren N Gottfried, Isaac O Karikari
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine if there are differences in 30-day postoperative complication and readmission rates between spinal deformity patients undergoing complex spinal fusion with and without intraoperative monitoring. METHODS: The medical records of 643 adult spine deformity patients undergoing elective complex spinal fusion (≥4 levels) at a major academic institution from 2005 to 2015 were reviewed. We identified 122 (19%) cases that involved intraoperative monitoring (IOM) including EMG, SSEP, and/or TcMEP and 521 (81%) that did not (IOM: n=122; No-IOM: n=521)...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190439/neurologic-complications-of-polytrauma
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R M Jha, L Shutter
Neurologic complications in polytrauma can be classified by etiology and clinical manifestations: neurovascular, delirium, and spinal or neuromuscular problems. Neurovascular complications include ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, or the development of traumatic arteriovenous fistulae. Delirium and encephalopathy have a reported incidence of 67-92% in mechanically ventilated polytrauma patients. Causes include sedation, analgesia/pain, medications, sleep deprivation, postoperative state, toxic ingestions, withdrawal syndromes, organ system dysfunction, electrolyte/metabolic abnormalities, and infections...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190392/pi3k-akt-pathway-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-chronic-pain
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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/28187067/the-morphology-and-possible-clinical-significance-of-the-radiating-extraforaminal-ligaments-at-the-l1-l5-levels
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Enyi Zhong, Qinghao Zhao, Benchao Shi, Xuefeng Zheng, Qinghui Zhao, Jinchuan Tan, Zihai Ding, Wenhua Huang
STUDY DESIGN: A dissection-based study of 10 fresh-frozen human cadavers. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify and describe the radiating extraforaminal ligaments in the exit regions of the L1-L5 intervertebral foramina and to research their possible clinical significance. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The transforaminal ligaments at the L1-L5 intervertebral foramina have been well studied. However, detailed descriptions of the radiating extraforaminal ligaments at L1-L5 are lacking...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186109/astragali-radix-could-it-be-an-adjuvant-for-oxaliplatin-induced-neuropathy
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Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Alessandra Pacini, Laura Micheli, Angelo Pietro Femia, Mario Maresca, Matteo Zanardelli, Alfredo Vannacci, Eugenia Gallo, Anna Rita Bilia, Giovanna Caderni, Fabio Firenzuoli, Alessandro Mugelli, Carla Ghelardini
Neurotoxicity is a major side effect of platinum derivatives both during and after treatment. In the absence of effective pharmacological compounds, the opportunity to identify safe adjuvant treatments among medicinal plants seems appropriate. Astragali radix is an adaptogenic herbal product recently analyzed in platinum-treated cancer patients. With the aim of evaluating the anti-neuropathic profile of Astragali radix, a previously characterized aqueous (Aqu) and two hydroalcoholic (20%HA and 50%HA) extracts were tested in a rat model of oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185669/electrical-stimulation-and-monitoring-devices-of-the-cns-an-imaging-review
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REVIEW
Sohil H Patel, Casey H Halpern, Timothy M Shepherd, Vincent M Timpone
Functional neurosurgery is a rapidly growing field with exciting future potential applications. This article describes currently used implanted electronic devices for neurologic stimulation and monitoring. The devices to be reviewed include invasive EEG electrodes, deep brain stimulator, motor cortex stimulator, responsive neurostimulation, osteo-integrated hearing aid, middle ear implant, cochlear implant, auditory brainstem implant, vagal nerve stimulator and spinal cord stimulator. Emphasis is placed on the normal components, function, positioning, potential complications and MRI safety of these devices...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
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