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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166664/is-there-a-reasonable-excuse-for-not-providing-post-operative-analgesia-when-using-animal-models-of-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-for-research-purposes
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Sara Hestehave, Gordon Munro, Rie Christensen, Tina Brønnum Pedersen, Lars Arvastson, Philip Hougaard, Klas S P Abelson
INTRODUCTION: The induction of neuropathic pain-like behaviors in rodents often requires surgical intervention. This engages acute nociceptive signaling events that contribute to pain and stress post-operatively that from a welfare perspective demands peri-operative analgesic treatment. However, a large number of researchers avoid providing such care based largely on anecdotal opinions that it might interfere with model pathophysiology in the longer term. OBJECTIVES: To investigate effects of various peri-operative analgesic regimens encapsulating different mechanisms and duration of action, on the development of post-operative stress/welfare and pain-like behaviors in the Spared Nerve Injury (SNI)-model of neuropathic pain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165656/limited-midline-myelotomy-for-intractable-visceral-pain-surgical-techniques-and-outcomes
#2
Aditya Vedantam, Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, Brian Mendoza Bruel, Patrick M Dougherty, Ashwin Viswanathan
BACKGROUND: Limited midline myelotomy targets the midline nociceptive pathway for intractable visceral pain. Multiple techniques are available for limited midline myelotomy; however, outcome data for each technique are sparse. OBJECTIVE: To review our experience with open and percutaneous approaches for limited midline myelotomy for intractable visceral pain. METHODS: Patients who underwent limited midline myelotomy for intractable visceral pain were reviewed...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164752/spinal-cord-stimulation-with-conventional-clinical-and-higher-frequencies-on-activity-and-responses-of-spinal-neurons-to-noxious-stimuli-an-animal-study
#3
Shiying Li, Jay P Farber, Bengt Linderoth, Jiande Chen, Robert D Foreman
OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) at both conventional and higher frequencies may effectively reduce pain, but optimal parameters need to be established. This study investigated how SCS at different frequencies and pulse widths acutely modulates nociceptive activity of wide dynamic range (WDR) and high threshold (HT) dorsal horn neurons in rats at a stimulus amplitude that influences both local circuits and dorsal column fibers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: L2 -L3 and L6 -S2 spinal segments were exposed for SCS and spinal neuronal recordings, respectively...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163481/pro-resolving-mediators-in-regulating-and-conferring-macrophage-function
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REVIEW
Jesmond Dalli, Charles N Serhan
Macrophages are central in coordinating the host response to both sterile and infective insults. Clearance of apoptotic cells and cellular debris is a key biological action preformed by macrophages that paves the way to the resolution of local inflammation, repair and regeneration of damaged tissues, and re-establishment of function. The essential fatty acid-derived autacoids termed specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPM) play central roles in promoting these processes. In the present article, we will review the role of microvesicles in controlling macrophage efferocytosis and SPM production...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163199/slow-breathing-can-be-operantly-conditioned-in-the-rat-and-may-reduce-sensitivity-to-experimental-stressors
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Donald J Noble, William N Goolsby, Sandra M Garraway, Karmarcha K Martin, Shawn Hochman
In humans, exercises involving slowed respiratory rate (SRR) counter autonomic sympathetic bias and reduce responses to stressors, including in individuals with various degrees of autonomic dysfunction. In the rat, we examined whether operant conditioning could lead to reductions in respiratory rate (RR) and performed preliminary studies to assess whether conditioned SRR was sufficient to decrease physiological and behavioral responsiveness to stressors. RR was continuously monitored during 20 2-h sessions using whole body plethysmography...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163064/turtle-flexion-reflex-motor-patterns-show-windup-mediated-partly-by-l-type-calcium-channels
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Keith P Johnson, Stephen M Tran, Emily A Siegrist, Krishna B Paidimarri, Matthew S Elson, Ari Berkowitz
Windup is a form of multisecond temporal summation in which identical stimuli, delivered seconds apart, trigger increasingly strong neuronal responses. L-type Ca(2+) channels have been shown to play an important role in the production of windup of spinal cord neuronal responses, initially in studies of turtle spinal cord and later in studies of mammalian spinal cord. L-type Ca(2+) channels have also been shown to contribute to windup of limb withdrawal reflex (flexion reflex) in rats, but flexion reflex windup has not previously been described in turtles and its cellular mechanisms have not been studied...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163053/functional-characterization-of-lamina-x-neurons-in-ex-vivo-spinal-cord-preparation
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Volodymyr Krotov, Anastasia Tokhtamysh, Olga Kopach, Andrew Dromaretsky, Yevhenii Sheremet, Pavel Belan, Nana Voitenko
Functional properties of lamina X neurons in the spinal cord remain unknown despite the established role of this area for somatosensory integration, visceral nociception, autonomic regulation and motoneuron output modulation. Investigations of neuronal functioning in the lamina X have been hampered by technical challenges. Here we introduce an ex-vivo spinal cord preparation with both dorsal and ventral roots still attached for functional studies of the lamina X neurons and their connectivity using an oblique LED illumination for resolved visualization of lamina X neurons in a thick tissue...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163027/mechanisms-of-osteoarthritic-pain-studies-in-humans-and-experimental-models
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REVIEW
Annett Eitner, Gunther O Hofmann, Hans-Georg Schaible
Pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most frequent causes of chronic pain. However, the mechanisms of OA pain are poorly understood. This review addresses the mechanisms which are thought to be involved in OA pain, derived from studies on pain mechanisms in humans and in experimental models of OA. Three areas will be considered, namely local processes in the joint associated with OA pain, neuronal mechanisms involved in OA pain, and general factors which influence OA pain. Except the cartilage all structures of the joints are innervated by nociceptors...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161016/selective-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-peptide-toxins-from-animal-venom-pharmacological-probes-and-analgesic-drug-development
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Ying Wu, Hui Ma, Fan Zhang, Chun-Lei Zhang, Xiaohan Zou, Zhengyu Cao
Voltage-gated sodium channels (Navs) play critical roles in action potential generation and propagation. Nav channelopathy as well as pathological sensitization contribute to allodynia and hyperalgesia. Recent evidence has demonstrated the significant roles of Nav subtypes (Nav1.3, 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9) in nociceptive transduction and therefore these Navs may represent attractive targets for analgesic drug discovery. Animal toxins are structurally diverse peptides that are highly potent yet selective on ion channel subtypes and therefore representing valuable probes to elucidate the structures, gating properties and cellular functions of ion channels...
November 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160600/current-evidence-of-cannabinoid-based-analgesia-obtained-in-preclinical-and-human-experimental-settings
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REVIEW
J Lötsch, I Weyer-Menkhoff, I Tegeder
Cannabinoids have a long record of recreational and medical use and become increasingly approved for pain therapy. This development is based on preclinical and human experimental research summarized in this review. Cannabinoid CB1 receptors are widely expressed throughout the nociceptive system. Their activation by endogenous or exogenous cannabinoids modulates the release of neurotransmitters. This is reflected in antinociceptive effects of cannabinoids in preclinical models of inflammatory, cancer and neuropathic pain, and by nociceptive hypersensitivity of cannabinoid receptor-deficient mice...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160143/some-autonomic-deficits-of-acute-or-chronic-cervical-spinal-contusion-reversed-by-interim-brainstem-stimulation
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Alberto A Vitores, Stephanie S Sloley, Catalina Martinez, Melissa M Carballosa-Gautam, Ian D Hentall
Prolonged electrical stimulation of the hindbrain's nucleus raphe magnus (NRM) or its major midbrain input region, the periaqueductal gray (PAG), was previously found in rats to promote recovery from sensory-motor and histological deficits of acute thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI). Here, some visceral deficits of acute and chronic midline cervical (C5) contusion are similarly examined. Cranially implanted wireless stimulators delivered intermittent 8 Hz, 30-70 µA cathodal pulse trains to a brainstem microelectrode...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159784/g2a-as-a-threshold-regulator-of-inflammatory-hyperalgesia-modulates-chronic-hyperalgesia
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Yeu-Shiuan Su, Yu-Fen Huang, Jen Wong, Chia-Wei Lee, Wei-Shan Hsieh, Wei-Hsin Sun
Tissue injury, pathogen infection, and diseases are often accompanied by inflammation to release mediators that sensitize nociceptors and further recruit immune cells, which can lead to chronic hyperalgesia and inflammation. Tissue acidosis, occurring at the inflammatory site, is a major factor contributing to pain and hyperalgesia. The receptor G2 accumulation (G2A), expressed in neurons and immune cells, responds to protons or oxidized free fatty acids such as 9-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid produced by injured cells or oxidative stresses...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159717/analgesic-anti-inflammatory-and-anticancer-activities-of-combretin-a-and-combretin-b-isolated-from-combretum-fragrans-f-hoffm-combretaceae-leaves
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Marius Mbiantcha, Jabeen Almas, Amadou Dawe, Aisha Faheem, Zafar Sidra
Previous pharmacological and phytochemical studies showed that, Combretum fragrans F. HOFFM (Combretaceae) is a Cameroonian medicinal plant possessing numerous therapeutic virtues and rich in various active secondary metabolites. In this study, we investigate in vivo anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity and, in vitro anticancer, anti-TNFα, ROS and NO-inhibitory activities of Combretum A and Combretin B, two triterpenes cycloartane-type isolated from the leaves of Combretum fragrans. The effect on ROS, TNF-α and NO production, anticancer activity and cytotoxicity assay were done using chemiluminescence technique, ELISA kit, colorimetric method, MCF-7 cells and MTT assay, respectively...
November 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158567/optogenetic-silencing-of-nociceptive-primary-afferents-reduces-evoked-and-ongoing-bladder-pain
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Vijay K Samineni, Aaron D Mickle, Jangyeol Yoon, Jose G Grajales-Reyes, Melanie Y Pullen, Kaitlyn E Crawford, Kyung Nim Noh, Graydon B Gereau, Sherri K Vogt, H Henry Lai, John A Rogers, Robert W Gereau
Patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) suffer from chronic pain that severely affects quality of life. Although the underlying pathophysiology is not well understood, inhibition of bladder sensory afferents temporarily relieves pain. Here, we explored the possibility that optogenetic inhibition of nociceptive sensory afferents could be used to modulate bladder pain. The light-activated inhibitory proton pump Archaerhodopsin (Arch) was expressed under control of the sensory neuron-specific sodium channel (sns) gene to selectively silence these neurons...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156922/changes-in-laser-evoked-potentials-during-hypnotic-analgesia-for-chronic-pain-a-pilot-study
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Giovanna Squintani, Maria P Brugnoli, Emanuela Pasin, Alessia Segatti, Elisa Concon, Enrico Polati, Bruno Bonetti, Angela Matinella
BACKGROUND: Hypnotic analgesia is one of the most effective nonpharmacological methods for pain control. Hypnosis and distraction of attention from pain might share similar mechanisms by which brain responses to painful stimulation could be similarly reduced in both states. There is ample evidence for the efficacy of clinical hypnosis as a psychological intervention in the treatment of acute or chronic pain. Results are conflicting, however, with some studies showing an increase, others a reduction, and others still no change in the amplitude of event-related brain potentials during hypnosis as compared to control conditions...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155276/cortical-plasticity-as-a-basis-of-phantom-limb-pain-fact-or-fiction
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J Andoh, C Milde, J W Tsao, H Flor
Cortical reorganization has been proposed as a major factor involved in phantom pain with prior nociceptive input to the deafferented region and input from the non-deafferented cortex creating neuronal activity that is perceived as phantom pain. There is substantial evidence that these processes play a role in neuropathic pain, although causal evidence is lacking. Recently it has been suggested that a maintenance of the cortical representation of the former hand area is related to phantom pain. Although interesting, evidence for this process is so far scarce...
November 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154689/peripheral-vagal-nerve-stimulation-modulates-the-nociceptive-withdrawal-reflex-in-healthy-subjects-a-randomized-cross-over-sham-controlled-study
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Roberto De Icco, Daniele Martinelli, Vito Bitetto, Mauro Fresia, Eric Liebler, Giorgio Sandrini, Cristina Tassorelli
Introduction The mechanism of action of non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation in the treatment of migraine is elusive. We studied its effect in a human model of pain, the nociceptive withdrawal reflex. Methods We enrolled 10 healthy subjects who underwent active non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation and sham treatment in a randomized, cross-over, sham-controlled study. Non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation was delivered with gammaCore®. The assessment of the nociceptive withdrawal reflex was performed at baseline (T0) and at 5 (T5) and 30 (T30) minutes after stimulation...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153925/lateral-atlantoaxial-joint-meniscoid-volume-in-individuals-with-whiplash-associated-disorder-a-case-control-study
#18
Scott F Farrell, Subaat Khan, Peter G Osmotherly, Michele Sterling, Jon Cornwall, Darren A Rivett
BACKGROUND: Lateral atlantoaxial (LAA) joints are established sources of nociceptive input in chronic whiplash associated disorder (WAD). These joints contain intra-articular meniscoids that may be damaged in whiplash trauma. LAA joint meniscoid morphology has not been investigated comprehensively in a chronic WAD population, and it is unclear whether morphological differences exist compared to a pain-free population. OBJECTIVES: This study examined LAA joint meniscoid volume in individuals with chronic WAD who report pain in a distribution consistent with LAA joint pain...
November 10, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151114/non-canonical-heterogeneous-cellular-distribution-and-co-localization-of-camkii%C3%AE-and-camkii%C3%AE-in-the-spinal-superficial-dorsal-horn
#19
Max Larsson
Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is a key enzyme in long-term plasticity in many neurons, including in the nociceptive circuitry of the spinal dorsal horn. However, although the role of CaMKII heterooligomers in neuronal plasticity is isoform-dependent, the distribution and co-localization of CaMKII isoforms in the dorsal horn have not been comprehensively investigated. Here, quantitative immunofluorescence analysis was used to examine the distribution of the two major neuronal CaMKII isoforms, α and β, in laminae I-III of the rat dorsal horn, with reference to inhibitory interneurons and neuronal populations defined by expression of parvalbumin, calretinin, and calbindin D28k...
November 18, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150838/gi-530159-a-novel-selective-mechano-sensitive-k2p-channel-opener-reduces-rat-dorsal-root-ganglion-drg-neuron-excitability
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Alexandre J C Loucif, Pierre-Philippe Saintot, Jia Liu, Brett M Antonio, Shannon G Zellmer, Katrina Yoger, Emma L Veale, Anna Wilbrey, Kiyoyuki Omoto, Lishuang Cao, Alex Gutteridge, Neil A Castle, Edward B Stevens, Alistair Mathie
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: TREK two pore domain potassium channels play a critical role in regulating the excitability of somatosensory nociceptive neurons and are important mediators of pain perception. An understanding of the roles of TREK channels in pain perception and, indeed, in other pathophysiological conditions, has been severely hampered by the lack of potent and/or selective activators and inhibitors. In this study we describe a new, selective opener of TREK channels, GI-530159 (4,4'-(Hexafluoroisopropylidene)bis(p-phenyleneoxy)dianiline)...
November 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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