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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735458/the-efficacy-of-lapatinib-and-nilotinib-in-combination-with-radiation-therapy-in-a-model-of-nf2-associated-peripheral-schwannoma
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Iddo Paldor, Sara Abbadi, Nicolas Bonne, Xiaobu Ye, Fausto J Rodriguez, David Rowshanshad, MariaLisa Itzoe, Veronica Vigilar, Marco Giovannini, Henry Brem, Jaishri O Blakeley, Betty M Tyler
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a neurogenetic condition manifest by peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNST) throughout the neuroaxis for which there are no approved therapies. In vitro and in vivo studies presented here examine agents targeting signaling pathways, angiogenesis, and DNA repair mechanisms. In vitro dose response assays demonstrated potent activity of lapatinib and nilotinib against the mouse schwannoma SC4 (Nf2 (-/-)) cell line. We then examined the efficacy of everolimus, nilotinib, lapatinib, bevacizumab and radiation (RT) as mono- and combination therapies in flank and sciatic nerve in vivo NF2-PNST models...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735418/gap-junction-communication-between-chromaffin-cells-the-hidden-face-of-adrenal-stimulus-secretion-coupling
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REVIEW
Nathalie C Guérineau
From birth to death, catecholamine secretion undergoes continuous adjustments, allowing the organism to adapt to homeostasis changes. To cope with these stressful conditions, the neuroendocrine cells of the adrenal medulla play an immediate and crucial role. Chromaffin cell-driven catecholamine release is chiefly controlled by a neurogenic command that arises from the sympathetic nervous system, which releases acetylcholine at the splanchnic nerve terminal-chromaffin cell synapses. In addition to receiving several synaptic inputs individually, chromaffin cells are coupled by gap junctions...
July 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735407/determination-of-polyamines-by-dansylation-benzoylation-and-capillary-electrophoresis
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Gounipalli Veeranagamallaiah, Chinta Sudhakar
Polyamines are polycationic nitrogenous compounds that accumulate in plants exposed to abiotic stresses. In higher animals, they influence gene expression, brain development, and nerve growth and regeneration. Because of their known roles in plant stress responses, quantitative determination of polyamines is very important. Polyamines in their native form cannot be detected by optical and/or electrochemical methods as they do not show any structural features, and hence derivatization of polyamines is essential to make them to produce either chromophores or fluorescence...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735103/voluntary-activation-of-the-trapezius-muscle-in-cases-with-neck-shoulder-pain-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Katrine Tholstrup Bech, Camilla Marie Larsen, Gisela Sjøgaard, Andreas Holtermann, Janet L Taylor, Karen Søgaard
Subjects reporting neck/shoulder pain have been shown to generate less force during maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC) of the shoulder muscles compared to healthy controls. This has been suggested to be caused by a pain-related decrease in voluntary activation (VA) rather than lack of muscle mass. The aim of the present study was to investigate VA of the trapezius muscle during MVCs in subjects with and without neck/shoulder pain by use of the twitch interpolation technique. Ten cases suffering from pain and ten age and gender matched, healthy controls were included in the study...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735100/attention-modulates-specific-motor-cortical-circuits-recruited-by-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation
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J L Mirdamadi, L Y Suzuki, S K Meehan
Skilled performance and acquisition is dependent upon afferent input to motor cortex. The present study used short-latency afferent inhibition (SAI) to probe how manipulation of sensory afference by attention affects different circuits projecting to pyramidal tract neurons in motor cortex. SAI was assessed in the first dorsal interosseous muscle while participants performed a low or high attention demanding visual detection task. SAI was evoked by preceding a suprathreshold transcranial magnetic stimulus with electrical stimulation of the median nerve at the wrist...
July 19, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734832/superficial-esophageal-mucosal-afferent-nerves-may-contribute-to-reflux-hypersensitivity-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease
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P Woodland, J L Ooi, F Grassi, K Nikaki, C Lee, J A Evans, N Koukias, C Triantos, S A McDonald, M Peiris, R Aktar, L A Blackshaw, D Sifrim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the causes of heartburn in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Visible epithelial damage is seldom associated with symptom severity, evidenced by the significant symptom burden in patients with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) compared to patients with erosive reflux disease (ERD) or Barrett's esophagus (BE). We studied the distribution of mucosal nerve fibers in patients with NERD, ERD, and BE, and compared the results with those of healthy subjects...
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734813/incidence-and-types-of-pediatric-nystagmus
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David L Nash, Nancy N Diehl, Brian G Mohney
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, prevalent subtypes and clinical characteristics of pediatric nystagmus diagnosed over a 30-year period. DESIGN: Retrospective, population-based study METHODS: Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the medical records of all children (<19 years) diagnosed as residents in Olmsted County, Minnesota with any form of nystagmus from January 1, 1976, through December 31, 2005, were reviewed. RESULTS: Seventy-one children were diagnosed during the 30-year period, yielding an annual incidence of 6...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734535/transcatheter-arterial-embolization-of-abnormal-vessels-as-a-treatment-for-lateral-epicondylitis-refractory-to-conservative-treatment-a-pilot-study-with-a-2-year-follow-up
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Wataru Iwamoto, Yuji Okuno, Noboru Matsumura, Takao Kaneko, Hiroyasu Ikegami
BACKGROUND: Abnormal vessels and accompanying nerves are possible sources of pain with lateral epicondylitis. The purpose of this study was to describe the safety and efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for lateral epicondylitis resistant to conservative treatment. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in 24 patients with lateral epicondylitis resistant to conservative treatments for more than 3 months, with a symptom duration longer than 6 months, and with moderate to severe pain who were treated with TAE between March 2013 and October 2014...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734534/elbow-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-surgical-anatomy-and-technique
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Zvi Steinberger, Heng Xu, Nikolas H Kazmers, Stephanie Thibaudeau, Russel G Huffman, L Scott Levin
BACKGROUND: Elbow reconstruction with vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) may hold promise in treating end-stage arthritis as no current treatment is both functional and durable. We describe the vascular and gross anatomy of the elbow in the context of VCA procurement and propose a step-by-step surgical technique for human elbow VCA. METHODS: We injected latex in the arterial tree of 16 fresh adult cadaveric upper extremities. We identified and measured arteries and nerves and their branch points relative to the medial epicondyle...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734337/multifocal-choroiditis-with-peripheral-subretinal-fibrosis-and-optic-nerve-involvement
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Ferhina S Ali, Andrew W Eller, James P Dunn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734331/optic-nerve-head-drusen-as-a-rare-manifestation-of-cowden-syndrome-multimodal-imaging
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Ivo Gama, Leonor Almeida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734186/bilateral-vocal-cord-palsy-after-total-thyroidectomy-a-new-treatment-case-reports
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Fong-Fu Chou, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Chi-Chih Lai, Yi-Chia Chan, Shun-Yu Chi
INTRODUCTION: Dyspnea due to bilateral vocal cord palsy after total thyroidectomy (BVCPATT) is a life-threatening complication; nevertheless, we try to avoid tracheotomy. METHODS: Using normalized glottal area (NGA), we retrospectively studied 14 patients with BVCPATT. Nine patients without dyspnea were treated conservatively, while five with dyspnea received immediate bilevel positive air-way pressure (BiPAP) treatment. Both right and left recurrent nerves were grossly intact during surgery...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734168/effect-of-neurodynamic-mobilization-on-fluid-dispersion-in-median-nerve-at-the-level-of-the-carpal-tunnel-a-cadaveric-study
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M Boudier-Revéret, K K Gilbert, D R Allégue, M Moussadyk, J M Brismée, P S Sizer, V Feipel, P M Dugailly, S Sobczak
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of neurodynamics mobilization (NDM) on an artificially induced edema in the median nerve at the level of the carpal tunnel in unembalmed cadavers and to assess whether NDM tensioning techniques (TT) and NDM sliding techniques (SLT) induce similar effects on intraneural fluid dispersion. DESIGN: Fourteen upper extremities of seven unembalmed cadavers were used in this study. A biomimetic solution was injected directly under the epineurium of the median nerve at the level of the proximal transverse carpal ligament...
July 17, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734105/effects-of-median-nerve-neural-mobilization-in-treating-cervicobrachial-pain-a-randomized-waiting-list-controlled-clinical-trial
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David Rodríguez-Sanz, Daniel López-López, Francisco Unda-Solano, Carlos Romero-Morales, Irene Sanz-Corbalán, Hector Beltrán-Alacreu, César Calvo-Lobo
BACKGROUND: There is a current lack of sufficiently high-quality randomized controlled clinical trials that measure the effectiveness of neural tissue mobilization techniques such as median nerve neural mobilization (MNNM) and their specific effects on cervicobrachial pain (CP). This study aim was to compare the effectiveness of MNNM in subjects with CP versus a waiting list control group (WLCG). METHODS: A single-blinded, parallel, randomized controlled clinical trial was performed (NCT02596815)...
July 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733928/structural-neurodegeneration-correlates-with-early-diabetic-retinopathy
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Ulrik Frydkjaer-Olsen, Rasmus Soegaard Hansen, Tunde Peto, Jakob Grauslund
PURPOSE: To examine differences in structural and functional neurodegenerative measurements between patients with no and early diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we examined 103 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In 7-field fundus photographs acquired with Topcon TRC-NW6S, a single, certified grader determined the presence of DR according to the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) scale. Retinal neurodegeneration was evaluated by Topcon 3D OCT-2000 spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and by a RETI-scan multifocal electroretinography (mf-ERG) system in rings 1-6...
July 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733725/carotid-artery-intimal-medial-thickness-and-carotid-artery-plaques-in-hypertensive-patients-with-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy
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Wenhui Zhu, Tingting Chen, Ling Jin, Haoyu Wang, Fengjuan Yao, Congyao Wang, Qi Wang, Nathan Congdon
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation of carotid artery intimal medial thickness (C-IMT) and carotid artery plaque score (CPS) of the common carotid artery with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This case-control study recruited 192 subjects. Forty-eight patients had NAION with systemic hypertension, 46 had hypertension without visual complaints, and 98 were normal controls. C-IMT and common carotid arterial plaque were measured by high-resolution vascular ultrasonography...
July 22, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733450/muscle-sympathetic-nerve-activity-and-volume-regulating-factors-in-healthy-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-women
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Nisha Charkoudian, Charlotte W Usselman, Rachel J Skow, Jeffery S Staab, Colleen Glyde Julian, Michael K Stickland, Radha S Chari, Rshmi Khurana, Sandra T Davidge, Margie H Davenport, Craig D Steinback
Healthy, normotensive human pregnancies are associated with striking increases in both plasma volume and vascular sympathetic nerve activity (SNA). In non-pregnant humans, volume regulatory factors including plasma osmolality, vasopressin and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system have important modulatory effects on control of sympathetic outflow. We hypothesized that pregnancy would be associated with changes in the relationships between SNA (measured as muscle SNA) and volume regulating factors, including plasma osmolality, plasma renin activity and arginine vasopressin (AVP)...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733312/baseline-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-is-associated-with-central-and-peripheral-pressor-responses-during-the-cold-pressor-test-in-healthy-subjects
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Anastasiya Borner, Kyle Murray, Claire Trotter, James Pearson
Cold environmental temperatures increase sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure, and increase the risk of acute cardiovascular events in aged individuals. The acute risk of cardiovascular events increases with aortic pulse wave velocity as well as elevated central and peripheral pulse pressures. The aim of this study was to examine the independent influence of aortic pulse wave velocity upon central and peripheral pressor responses to sympathetic activation via the cold pressor test (CPT). Twenty-two healthy subjects (age: 18-73 years) completed a CPT with the left hand immersed in 2-4°C water for 3 min...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733205/-dehydrofukinone-modulates-membrane-potential-and-delays-seizure-onset-by-gabaa-receptor-mediated-mechanism-in-mice
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Quelen Iane Garlet, Luana da Costa Pires, Laura Hautrive Milanesi, Joseane Righes Marafiga, Bernardo Baldisserotto, Carlos Fernando de Mello, Berta Maria Heinzmann
(+)-Dehydrofukinone (DHF), isolated from Nectandra grandiflora (Lauraceae) essential oil, induces sedation and anesthesia by modulation of GABAa receptors. However, no study has addressed whether DHF modulates other cellular events involved in the control of cellular excitability, such as seizure behavior. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of DHF on cellular excitability and seizure behavior in mice. For this purpose, we used isolated nerve terminals (synaptosomes) to examine the effect of DHF on the plasma membrane potential, the involvement of GABAa receptors and the downstream activation of Ca(2+) mobilization...
July 18, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733092/exercise-training-to-reduce-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-heart-failure-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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María Javiera Saavedra, Fernando Romero, Jorge Roa, Iván Rodríguez-Núñez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of exercise training on sympathetic nerve activity in heart failure patients. METHODS: A systematic review was performed. An electronic search of MEDLINE, ProQuest, SciELO, SPORTDiscus, Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine Source, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Tripdatabase, Science Direct and PEDrO was performed from their inception to February 2017. Clinical trials and quasi-experimental studies were considered for primary article selection...
July 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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