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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804976/demyelinating-neuropathy-in-a-6-year-old-girl-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Akiko Kamata, Kazuhiro Muramatsu, Noriko Sawaura, Nishiki Makioka, Tomomi Ogata, Makoto Kuwashima, Hirokazu Arakawa
Herein we report the case of a 6-year-old girl with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and weakness in the distal portion of the right upper limb. Although difficult to perform, nerve conduction studies indicated demyelinating neuropathy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed swelling a nd high-intensity signals in the right brachial plexus and cervical spinal roots. The symptoms recovered after a single course of i.v. immunoglobulin. Electrophysiological indices and MRI findings also improved after treatment...
August 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803853/developmental-suppression-of-forebrain-trka-receptors-and-attentional-capacities-in-aging-rats-a-longitudinal-study
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Brittney Yegla, Vinay Parikh
Basal forebrain (BF) cholinergic neurons innervating the cortex regulate cognitive, specifically attentional, processes. Cholinergic atrophy and cognitive decline occur at an accelerated pace in age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease; however, the mechanism responsible for this phenomenon remains unknown. Here we hypothesized that developmental suppression of nerve growth factor signaling, mediated via tropomyosin-related kinase A (trkA) receptors, would escalate age-related attentional vulnerability...
August 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802687/-oct-topographic-characteristics-of-the-optic-nerve-in-patients-clinically-suspected-to-have-large-optic-disc-cupping-in-togo
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N Maneh, K D Ayena, K Vonor, K B Nonon Saa, K M Amedome, K B Dzidzinyo, C B Ikessieba, K R Kuaovi, M Banla, K P Balo
PURPOSE: To describe topographic characteristics of optic discs clinically suspected of large cupping. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is retrospective study conducted from the January 2 to December 31 on the OCT registry and data base of a private ophthalmologic center in Lomé (Togo). We included records of patients with large cupping - CDR (cup-to-disc ratio) ≥ 0.4 -clinically observed and having undergone OCT-optic disc analysis. RESULTS: Three hundred and thirty-five patients (619 eyes) were studied, with a mean age of 41...
August 9, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802421/symptomatic-medial-humeral-epicondylar-fracture-non-union-rare-presentation-of-a-relatively-common-injury
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Vidisha S Kulkarni, Nitish Arora, Harshit Gehlot, Sagar Saxena, Sunil G Kulkarni, Supreet Bajwa
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic non-union of medial humeral epicondylar fractures is a limited entity. Some studies recommend surgical excision of the fragment, but the results are controversial. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome of open reduction and internal fixation of a medial epicondyle non-union fragment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in all the patients, who were operated in our hospital between the year 2010 and 2015 for symptomatic medial humeral epicondyle non-union...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801417/optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-sonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-increased-intracranial-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Alex Koziarz, Niv Sne, Fraser Kegel, Waleed Alhazzani, Siddharth Nath, Jetan H Badhiwala, Timothy Rice, Paul Engels, Faidi Samir, Andrew Healey, Kamyar Kahnamoui, Laura Banfield, Sunjay Sharma, Kesava Reddy, Gregory W J Hawryluk, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Saleh A Almenawer
INTRODUCTION: Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is a significant neurological issue that may lead to permanent neurological sequelae. When evaluating patients with traumatic brain injury, it is crucial to identify those with high ICP in order to expedite ICP lowering measures and maintain adequate cerebral perfusion. Several measures are used to recognise patients with increased ICP including CT scan, MRI, ICP monitor, and lumbar puncture (LP). However, these tests can be invasive, associated with radiation exposure, contraindicated, or not readily available...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797998/the-effect-of-dose-volume-parameters-on-central-nervous-system-relapse-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-receiving-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation
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Zeliha Guzeloz, Ayse Nur Demiral, Fatma Eren, Mehmet Adigul, Ahmet Ergin Capar, Handan Cakmakci, Sebnem Yilmaz, Ozlem Tufekci, Hale Oren, Riza Çetingoz
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effects of dosevolume parameters of brain parenchyma, optic nerves (ONs) and cribriform plate (CP), which were determined on central nervous system (CNS) control in pediatric leukemia patients who have undergone prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) at our department. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the current study, the records of 14 patients were examined retrospectively. Along with the minimum and maximum doses for brain and CP, D95% (minimal dose received by the 95% volume of a structure) and V95% (percent volume of target receiving 95% of prescribed dose) could be obtained from the dose-volume histogram...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797868/neuropathic-pain-and-nerve-growth-factor-in-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-prospective-clinical-pathological-study
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R Velasco, X Navarro, M Gil-Gil, M Herrando-Grabulosa, A Calls, J Bruna
CONTEXT: Neuropathic pain can be present in patients developing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Nerve growth factor (NGF) is trophic to small sensory fibers and regulates nociception. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the changes in serum NGF and intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) in skin biopsies of cancer patients receiving neurotoxic chemotherapy in a single-center prospective observational study. METHODS: Patients were evaluated before and after chemotherapy administration...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797820/the-pterygoalar-bar-a-meta-analysis-of-its-prevalence-morphology-and-morphometry
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Przemysław A Pękala, Brandon Michael Henry, Jakub R Pękala, Paulina A Frączek, Dominik Taterra, Konstantinos Natsis, Maria Piagkou, Janusz Skrzat, Iwona M Tomaszewska
PURPOSE: The pterygoalar (PA) bar is a bony bridge resulting from the partial or complete ossification of a PA ligament. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically analyze and provide the most comprehensive data on the prevalence, morphology and topographical anatomy of the PA bar. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search of the major electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect, SciELO, BIOSIS, and Web of Science) was conducted in order to identify relevant studies...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796579/effects-of-localized-x-ray-irradiation-on-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-transected-sciatic-nerve-in-rats
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Bo Jiang, Yong Zhang, Jiaju Zhao, Chang She, Xiaozhong Zhou, Qirong Dong, Peiji Wang
Low-dose radiation has been used in clinical and experimental models for the prevention of scarring and for fracture healing. There is evidence that low-dose radiation improves the hormesis of various cell types but little is known about its effects on peripheral nerve tissue. In this study, we investigated the beneficial effects of low-dose radiation on the regeneration of transectional peripheral nerve injury in an experimental rat model. Seventy-two male Sprague-Dawley rats received transection injury to the left sciatic nerves, and the nerves were subsequently sutured by epineurium end-to-end anastomosis to restore continuity...
August 10, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796344/diagnostic-value-of-the-near-nerve-needle-sensory-nerve-conduction-in-sensory-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
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Zeki Odabasi, Shin J Oh
INTRODUCTION: We report here the diagnostic value of the near-nerve needle sensory nerve conduction study (NNN-SNCS) in sensory inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (IDP) in which the routine nerve conduction study was normal or nondiagnostic. METHODS: The NNN-SNCS was performed to identify demyelination in the plantar nerves in 14 patients and in the median or ulnar nerve in two patients with sensory IDP . RESULTS: In 16 patients with sensory IDP, routine NCSs were either normal or non-diagnostic for demyelination...
August 10, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794847/neuro-otological-and-peripheral-nerve-involvement-in-fabry-disease
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Sergio Carmona, Romina Weinschelbaum, Ana Pardal, Cintia Marchesoni, Paz Zuberbuhler, Patricia Acosta, Guillermo Cáceres, Isaac Kisinovsky, Luciana Bayón, Ricardo Reisin
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disease, with multisystemic glycosphingolipids deposits. Neuro-otological involvement leading to hearing loss and vestibular dysfunctions has been described, but there is limited information about the frequency, site of lesion, or the relationship with peripheral neuropathy. The aim was to evaluate the presence of auditory and vestibular symptoms, and assess neurophysiological involvement of the VIII cranial nerve, correlating these findings with clinical and neurophysiological features of peripheral neuropathy...
July 18, 2017: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791441/postoperative-pain-control-by-intercostal-nerve-block-after-augmentation-mammoplasty
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Chang Min Kang, Woo Jeong Kim, Sean Hyuck Yoon, Chul Bum Cho, Jeong Su Shim
BACKGROUND: In breast augmentation with implant, there is severe pain due to damage from expansion of breast tissue and the pectoralis major. Therefore, the authors conducted this study to analyze the effectiveness of postoperative intercostal nerve block (ICNB) in reducing postoperative pain after breast augmentation with implant. METHOD: Forty-four female patients were enrolled in the study. Just before awaking from general anesthesia, 34 cases were injected with 0...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782906/differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-into-neuronal-by-resveratrol
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Ya-Wei Geng, Zhen Zhang, Ming-Yue Liu, Wei-Ping Hu
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) have been proposed as a promising source of stem cells in nerve regeneration due to their close embryonic origin and ease of harvest. Resveratrol (RSV) is a natural polyphenolic and possesses many biological functions such as anti-inflammatory activity and protection against atherosclerosis and neuroprotective activities. There is increasing evidence showing that RSV plays a pivotal role in neuron protection and neuronal differentiation. In this study, we isolated DPSCs from impacted third molars and investigated whether RSV induces neuronal differentiation of DPSCs...
August 7, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782711/cough-sensors-from-dental-pulp
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REVIEW
Lorcan P McGarvey, Rebecca Clarke, Fionnuala T Lundy
Mechanisms which alter sensory neural activity, in particular those rendering nerves hyper-responsive have been implicated in the pathophysiology of common clinical syndromes including chronic cough, itch and pain. However, experimental study of human sensory neurons is challenging because the cell bodies of peripheral neurons are housed in neuronal ganglia which are not accessible using peripheral biopsy techniques. While important advances have been made from studies conducted in animal models, there are interspecies differences...
August 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782627/electrical-stimulation-of-different-retinal-components-and-the-effect-of-asymmetric-pulses
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Dorit Raz-Prag, Giora Beit-Yaakov, Yael Hanein
BACKGROUND: High resolution electrical stimulation of neural tissue is a fundamental challenge in applications such as deep brain stimulation and artificial vision. In artificial vision, achieving and validating local selective epi-retinal stimulation of different layers in the retina is particularly challenging owing to plurality of retinal cell types and delocalized wiring. RESULTS: Strong selectivity and non-localized responses to epi-retinal stimulation, over a wide range of realistic stimulation parameters, was achieved and validated using asymmetric pulses...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781164/imaging-sympathetic-neurogenic-ca-2-signaling-in-blood-vessels
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REVIEW
Withrow Gil Wier, Joseph R H Mauban
We review the information that has been provided by optical imaging experiments directed at understanding the role and effects of sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) in the functioning of blood vessels. Earlier studies utilized electric field stimulation of nerve terminals (EFS) in isolated arteries and vascular tissues (ex vivo) to elicit SNA, but more recently, imaging studies have been conducted in vivo, enabling the study of SNA in truly physiological conditions. Ex vivo: In vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) of isolated arteries, the three sympathetic neurotransmitters, norepinephrine (NE), ATP and neuropeptide Y (NPY), elicit or modulate distinct patterns of Ca(2+) signaling, as revealed by confocal imaging of exogenous fluorescent Ca(2+) indicators...
July 29, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781128/six-cases-of-sporadic-schwannomatosis-topographic-distribution-and-outcomes-of-peripheral-nerve-tumors
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G Chick, J Victor, N Hollevoet
The diagnosis of schwannomatosis is often overestimated and is based on the existence of multiple peripheral nerve tumors composed exclusively of schwannomas, in the absence of clinical signs of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Sporadic forms are much more frequent than familial forms. The objective of this study was to describe the distribution of peripheral nerve tumors and investigate the outcomes of schwannomas in the context of sporadic schwannomatosis. We conducted a retrospective study of patients who fulfilled clinical diagnostic criteria for sporadic schwannomatosis...
August 3, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780727/interventions-for-humeral-shaft-fractures-mixed-treatment-comparisons-of-clinical-trials
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Y Zhao, J Wang, W Yao, Q Cai, Y Wang, W Yuan, S Gao
We designed a study to compare the efficacy of five main therapeutic options, including external fixation, open reduction and plate osteosynthesis (ORPO), minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), dynamic compression plate (DCP), and intramedullary nail (IMN) in treating humeral shaft fractures. Our results indicated that MIPO and IMN were recommended as the optimal treatments for clinical use. PURPOSE: Nowadays, five main therapeutic options are used in treating humeral shaft fractures: external fixation, open reduction and plate osteosynthesis (ORPO), minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), dynamic compression plate (DCP), and intramedullary nail (IMN)...
August 5, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774205/effect-of-respiratory-rehabilitation-techniques-on-the-autonomic-function-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review
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Jibril Mohammed, Hellen Da Silva, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Patrick Calders
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) show several extrapulmonary abnormalities such as impairment in the autonomic function (AF). Similarly, the use of respiratory training techniques such as controlled breathing techniques, noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV), and oxygen supplementation for AF modulation in patients with COPD is popular in existing literature. However, the evidence to support their use is nonexistent. A systematic search of studies reporting on the effect of controlled breathing techniques, NIMV, and/or oxygen supplementation techniques on AF outcome parameters was conducted in three online databases: PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science...
August 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772216/minocycline-attenuates-the-development-of-diabetic-neuropathy-by-inhibiting-spinal-cord-notch-signaling-in-rat
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Cheng Yang, Jie Gao, Banglin Wu, Nuo Yan, Hui Li, Yiqing Ren, Yufei Kan, Jiamin Liang, Yang Jiao, Yonghao Yu
We studied the effects of minocycline (an inhibitor of microglial activation) on the expression and activity of Notch-1 receptor, and explored the therapeutic efficacy of minocycline combined with Notch inhibitor DAPT in the treatment of diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP). Diabetic rat model was established by intraperitoneal injection (ip) of Streptozotocin (STZ). Expression and activity of Notch-1 and expression of macrophage/microglia marker Iba-1 were detected by WB. Diabetes induction significantly attenuated sciatic nerve conduction velocity, and dramatically augmented the expression and the activity of Notch-1 in the lumbar enlargement of the spinal cord...
July 31, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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