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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727705/activation-of-the-rage-stat3-pathway-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-contributes-to-the-persistent-pain-hypersensitivity-induced-by-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Xin-Sheng Zhang, Xiao Li, Hai-Jie Luo, Zhu-Xi Huang, Cui-Cui Liu, Qing Wan, Shu-Wei Xu, Shao-Ling Wu, Song-Jian Ke, Chao Ma
BACKGROUND: Clinically, chronic low back pain and sciatica associated with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Due to the unawareness of detailed mechanisms, it is difficult to get an effective therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify the role of the RAGE/STAT3 pathway in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) on the formation and development of persistent pain hypersensitivity induced by LDH. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled animal study...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719378/chemical-stability-of-morphine-ropivacaine-and-ziconotide-in-combination-for-intrathecal-analgesia
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Julien Robert, Jérémy Sorrieul, Elsa Rossignol, Hélène Beaussart, Hélène Kieffer, Caroline Folliard, Denis Dupoiron, Catherine Devys
Pain is the most feared symptom amongst individuals living with cancer. In 15% to 20% of patients, conventional analgesic therapy either fails to relieve pain or induces adverse effects. Intrathecal drug delivery systems may present an effective alternative for pain management. The Cancerology Center Paul Papin protocol includes an admixture of morphine, ropivacaine, and ziconotide in intrathecal preparations. These drugs are administered by a fully implantable or an external pump. Syringes or polyolefin infusion bags are prepared for refill just before use...
July 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718992/melatonin-impedes-tet1-dependent-mglur5-promoter-demethylation-to-relieve-pain
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Ming-Chun Hsieh, Yu-Cheng Ho, Cheng-Yuan Lai, Dylan Chou, Hsueh-Hsiao Wang, Gin-Den Chen, Tzer-Bin Lin, Hsien-Yu Peng
Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine)/MT2 receptor-dependent epigenetic modification represents a novel pathway in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Because spinal ten-eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase 1 (Tet1)-dependent epigenetic demethylation has recently been linked to pain hypersensitivity, we hypothesized that melatonin/MT2-dependent analgesia involves spinal Tet1-dependent demethylation. Here, we showed that spinal Tet1 gene transfer by intrathecal delivery of Tet1-encoding vectors to naïve rats produced profound and long-lasting nociceptive hypersensitivity...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709170/-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-as-a-rare-metastatic-spreading-of-braf-mutated-microsatellite-stable-colon%C3%A2-cancer
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Aksana Höblinger, Stephanie Weber, Florian Tschirner, Stefan Kröber, Konrad Streetz
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a rare but serious complication of solid tumors such as melanoma, breast and lung cancer, as well as gastrointestinal carcinomas. Its clinical manifestation is highly variable, presenting as radicular pain with or without neurological deficits, as well as with headaches and hallucinatory irritation symptoms. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is often misdiagnosed, which delays treatment. Here we report a rare case of a patient with BRAF-mutated microsatellite stable colon carcinoma with lymphatic and skeletal metastases, who developed neurological symptoms one month after the initial diagnosis of malignancy...
July 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690001/synergistic-interaction-between-dexmedetomidine-and-ulinastatin-against-vincristine-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Bilin Nie, Subo Zhang, Zhuxi Huang, Jingxiu Huang, Xiaodi Chen, Yaochao Zheng, Xiaohui Bai, Weian Zeng, Handong Ouyang
Anti-microtubulin chemotherapeutic agents such as vincristine (VCR), often induce peripheral neuropathic pain. It is usually permanent and seriously harmful to cancer patients' quality of life quality and can result in the hampering of clinical treatments. Currently, there is no definitive therapy, and many of the drugs approved for the treatment of other neuropathic pain have shown little or no analgesic effect. It is therefore vital to find new and novel therapeutic strategies for patients suffering from chemotherapeutic agent-induced neuropathic pain in order to improve patients' quality of life...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689389/is-there-additive-therapeutic-effect-when-gcsf-combined-with-adipose-derived-stem-cell-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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Joongkee Min, Jeong Hoon Kim, Kyoung Hyo Choi, Hyung Ho Yoon, Sang Ryong Jeon
OBJECTIVE: Functional and neural tissue recovery has been reported in many animal studies conducted with stem cells. However, the combined effect of cytokines and stem cells has not yet been adequately researched. Here, we analyzed the additive effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) on adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) infusion in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. METHODS: Four days after intrathecal infusion tubes implantation in Sprague-Dawley rats, SCI was induced with an infinite horizon impactor...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680648/treating-refractory-post-herpetic-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-with-rituximab
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Christine Strippel, Constanze Mönig, Kristin S Golombeck, Andre Dik, Kathrin Bönte, Stjepana Kovac, Andreas Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Heinz Wiendl, Sven G Meuth, Andreas Johnen, Catharina C Gross, Nico Melzer
Herpes simplex virus-1 has been identified as the trigger factor in certain cases of NMDA-receptor autoimmune encephalitis. We report on a 67-year-old female patient, who was severely affected by post-herpetic NMDA-receptor autoimmune encephalitis. Her symptoms did not improve under methylprednisolone pulse therapy and plasma exchange under acyclovir prophylaxis. She received protein A immunoadsorption and a long-term immunosuppression with rituximab. Under treatment, activated T-cells as well as B- and plasma cells decreased in peripheral blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and anti-NMDA-R IgG titers in serum and cerebrospinal fluid declined with near complete cessation of intrathecal autoantibody synthesis...
July 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680633/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-for-colistin-therapy-in-severe-multi-resistant-acinetobacter-intracerebral-abscess-a-single-case-study-with-high-dose-colistin-and-review-of-literature
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Sascha Tafelski, Lukas Wagner, Stefan Angermair, Maria Deja
OBJECTIVES: Intracranial infections due to multidrug- resistant (MDR) gram-negative pathogens are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. As therapeutic options are limited and systemic drug penetration into the infection focus is difficult, intraventricular therapy has been described. METHODS: We report on a patient with intracranial abscess caused by MDR Acinetobacter baumannii. RESULTS: He was treated with high doses of intravenous and intraventricular colistin resulting in microbiological clearance and clinical cure...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673981/synergistic-effects-of-treating-the-spinal-cord-and-brain-in-cln1-disease
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Charles Shyng, Hemanth R Nelvagal, Joshua T Dearborn, Jaana Tyynelä, Robert E Schmidt, Mark S Sands, Jonathan D Cooper
Infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (INCL, or CLN1 disease) is an inherited neurodegenerative storage disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme palmitoyl protein thioesterase 1 (PPT1). It was widely believed that the pathology associated with INCL was limited to the brain, but we have now found unexpectedly profound pathology in the human INCL spinal cord. Similar pathological changes also occur at every level of the spinal cord of PPT1-deficient (Ppt1(-/-) ) mice before the onset of neuropathology in the brain...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665999/analysis-of-the-role-of-intratecal-liposomal-cytarabine-in-the-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-central-nervous-system-lymphomatosis-the-balearic-lymphoma-group-experience
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Marta García-Recio, Antonia Cladera, Leyre Bento, Julia Dominguez, Silvia Ruiz de Gracia, Francesca Sartori, Raquel Del Campo, Lucia García, Carmen Ballester, Jordi Gines, Joan Bargay, Antonia Sampol, Antonio Gutiérrez
Central nervous system (CNS) lymphomatosis is a fatal complication of aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In lymphoblastic or Burkitt lymphoma, without specific CNS prophylaxis the risk of CNS relapse is 20-30%. DLBCL has a lower risk of relapse (around 5%) but several factors increase its incidence. There is no consensus or trials to conclude which is the best CNS prophylaxis. Best results seem to be associated with the use of intravenous (iv) high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) but with a significant toxicity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657160/ketamine-as-an-adjuvant-to-opioids-for-cancer-pain
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Rae F Bell, Christopher Eccleston, Eija A Kalso
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a review first published in 2003 and updated in 2012.Ketamine is a commonly used anaesthetic agent, and in subanaesthetic doses is also given as an adjuvant to opioids for the treatment of refractory cancer pain, when opioids alone or in combination with appropriate adjuvant analgesics prove to be ineffective. Ketamine is known to have psychomimetic (including hallucinogenic), urological, and hepatic adverse effects. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and adverse effects of ketamine as an adjuvant to opioids for refractory cancer pain in adults...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654671/cerebellar-ataxia-and-intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-focus-on-patients%C3%A2-experiences
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Shala Ghaderi Berntsson, Anne-Marie Landtblom, Gullvi Flensner
Elucidating patients´ experiences of living with chronic progressive hereditary ataxia and the symptomatic treatment with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is the objective of the current study. A multicenter qualitative study with four patients included due to the rare combination of hereditary ataxia and ITB therapy was designed to elucidate participants' experiences through semi-structured interviews. The transcribed text was analyzed according to content analysis guidelines. Overall we identified living in the present/ taking one day at a time as the main theme covering the following categories: 1) Uncertainty about the future as a consequence of living with a hereditary disease; The disease; 2) Impact on life as a whole, 3) Influence on personal life in terms of feeling forced to terminate employment, 4) Limiting daily activities, and 5) ITB therapy, advantages, and disadvantages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637739/intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-in-paediatrics-a-study-protocol-for-an-australian-multicentre-10-year-prospective-audit
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Kirsty Stewart, Gavin Hutana, Megan Kentish
INTRODUCTION: Increasing clinical use of Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) in Australian tertiary paediatric hospitals, along with the need for standardised assessment and reporting of adverse events, saw the formation of the Australian Paediatric ITB Research Group (APIRG). APIRG developed a National ITB Audit tool designed to capture clinical outcomes and adverse events data for all Australian children and adolescents receiving ITB therapy. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The Australian ITB Audit is a 10 year, longitudinal, prospective, clinical audit collecting all adverse events and assessment data across body functions and structure, participation and activity level domains of the ICF...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628492/complete-remission-of-intrathecal-metastases-with-lorlatinib-therapy-in-a-heavily-pretreated-alk-positive-lung-cancer-patient
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Maximilian J Hochmair, Sophia Schwab, Helmut Prosch
Patients with lung cancer who show EML4-ALK translocation are routinely treated with ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors, although in the majority of cases, these patients develop resistance over time. The central nervous system is a common of site of recurrence in this population, which calls for next-generation drugs that can penetrate into the brain and achieve clinically meaningful central nervous system activity. Here, I report the case of a female patient diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung in 2005, at the age of 46 years, who underwent lobectomy and then experienced a series of progression episodes 6 years later...
June 16, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620571/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-recurrent-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-current-treatment-modalities
#15
Saqib Abbasi, Elias Moussaly, Jean P Atallah
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC) is an uncommon sequelae of non-small cell lung cancer. The treatment modalities for LC have historically been limited with an overall poor prognosis. This case report outlines a 76-year-old female who presented with recurrence of non-small cell lung cancer as LC. LC is difficult to treat, and options include radiation, chemotherapy (systemic and intrathecal), as well as targeted therapies. This case outlines a unique approach and reviews the current literature on the effectiveness of these options in non-small cell lung cancer...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615337/accumulation-of-methylglyoxal-increases-the-advanced-glycation-end-products-levels-in-drg-and-contributes-to-lumbar-disc-herniation-induced-persistent-pain
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Cui-Cui Liu, Xin-Sheng Zhang, Yu-Ting Ruan, Zhu-Xi Huang, Su-Bo Zhang, Meng Liu, Hai-Jie Luo, Shao-Ling Wu, Chao Ma
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) with discogenic low back pain and sciatica is a common and complicated musculoskeletal disorder. The underlying mechanisms are poorly understood and there are no effective therapies for LDH-induced pain. In the present study, we found that the patients who suffered from LDH-induced pain had elevated plasma methylglyoxal (MG) levels. In rats, implantation of autologous nucleus pulposus (NP) to the left lumbar 5 spinal nerve root, which mimicked LDH, induced mechanical allodynia and increased MG level in plasma and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and enhanced the excitability of small DRG neurons (< 30μm in diameter)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598536/characteristics-and-outcome-in-patients-with-central-nervous-system-involvement-treated-in-european-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-study-groups
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Ursula Creutzig, Michael N Dworzak, Martin Zimmermann, Dirk Reinhardt, Lucie Sramkova, Jan Pierre Bourquin, Henrik Hasle, Jonas Abrahamsson, Gertjan Kaspers, Mary M van den Heuvel, Ardine M J Reedijk, Barbara De Moerloose, Franco Locatelli, Riccardo Masetti
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on the treatment for pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia and initial central nervous system (CNS) involvement. METHODS: To evaluate different CNS-directed treatment options (intrathecal [IT] therapy, CNS irradiation, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation [HSCT]), 261 patients (excluding acute promyelocytic leukemia) with initial CNS involvement treated in trials with similar intensive chemotherapy by four cooperative European study groups (1998-2013) were studied and compared with CNS-negative patients from the Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster group...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588689/safety-of-neural-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Zhigang Wang, Yong Luo, Lvan Chen, Wu Liang
Neural stem cell (NSC) therapy is a promising treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been investigated for the treatment of TBI due to their functions in neural regeneration and their neurotrophic effect. In the present study, the safety, feasibility and biological effects of autologous MSC-derived NSC-like cell transplantation were investigated in 10 patients with severe TBI. All patients received intravenous or intrathecal injections of human NSC-like cells and were evaluated with physical and neurological examinations, routine laboratory tests and neuroradiological findings...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579851/transformation-of-follicular-lymphoma-to-a-high-grade-b-cell-lymphoma-with-myc-and-bcl2-translocations-and-overlapping-features-of-burkitt-lymphoma-and-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Alina M Bischin, Russell Dorer, David M Aboulafia
Most commonly, histologic transformation (HT) from follicular lymphoma (FL) manifests as a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (DLBCL, NOS). Less frequently, HT may result in a high-grade B-cell lymphoma (HGBL) with MYC and B-cell lymphoma protein 2 (BCL2) and/or BCL6 gene rearrangements, also known as "double-hit" or "triple-hit" lymphomas. In the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of lymphoid neoplasms, the category B-cell lymphoma, unclassifiable was eliminated due to its vague criteria and limiting diagnostic benefit...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573049/biphalin-a-dimeric-enkephalin-alleviates-lps-induced-activation-in-rat-primary-microglial-cultures-in-opioid-receptor-dependent-and-receptor-independent-manners
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Katarzyna Popiolek-Barczyk, Anna Piotrowska, Wioletta Makuch, Joanna Mika
Neuropathic pain is relatively less responsive to opioids than other types of pain, which is possibly due to a disrupted opioid system partially caused by the profound microglial cell activation that underlines neuroinflammation. We demonstrated that intrathecally injected biphalin, a dimeric enkephalin analog, diminished symptoms of neuropathy in a preclinical model of neuropathic pain in rats (CCI, chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve) at day 12 postinjury. Using primary microglial cell cultures, we revealed that biphalin did not influence cell viability but diminished NO production and expression of Iba1 in LPS-stimulated cells...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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