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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149212/mycolactone-displays-anti-inflammatory-effects-on-the-nervous-system
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Caroline Isaac, Annie Mauborgne, Alfonso Grimaldi, Kemy Ade, Michel Pohl, Cristina Limatola, Yves Boucher, Caroline Demangel, Laure Guenin-Macé
BACKGROUND: Mycolactone is a macrolide produced by the skin pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans, with cytotoxic, analgesic and immunomodulatory properties. The latter were recently shown to result from mycolactone blocking the Sec61-dependent production of pro-inflammatory mediators by immune cells. Here we investigated whether mycolactone similarly affects the inflammatory responses of the nervous cell subsets involved in pain perception, transmission and maintenance. We also investigated the effects of mycolactone on the neuroinflammation that is associated with chronic pain in vivo...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149139/reversal-of-growth-of-utilization-of-interventional-techniques-in-managing-chronic-pain-in-medicare-population-post-affordable-care-act
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Amol Soin, Dharam P Mann, Sanjay Bakshi, Vidyasagar Pampati, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Over the past 2 decades, the increase in the utilization of interventional techniques has been a cause for concern. Despite multiple regulations to reduce utilization of interventional techniques, growth patterns continued through 2009. A declining trend was observed in a previous evaluation; however, a comparative analysis of utilization patterns of interventional techniques has not been performed showing utilization before and after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148009/preoperative-ultrasound-for-runoff-venous-decompression-of-peripheral-nerves-for-arteriovenous-access-related-pain-in-the-upper-limb
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Hiroaki Matsuda, Yoshinari Oka, Ryuichi Yoshida, Yuki Katsura, Hidemi Takeuchi, Yasuo Fujimoto, Shigeko Takatsu, Masashi Miyazaki
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous access (AVA)-related pain treated successfully with runoff-venous decompression of the causative nerve, following ultrasound (US)-assisted preoperative evaluation, has never been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old man suffering from constant exhausting pains along the outflow cephalic vein of the radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula at the wrist and the antecubital fossa, was treated surgically after the diagnosis of AVA-related pain derived from cephalic vein compression on two peripheral cutaneous nerves, the superficial radial nerve (SRN) and the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve (LACN)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147602/gdnf-secreted-by-nerves-enhances-pd-l1-expression-via-jak2-stat1-signaling-activation-in-hnscc
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Chengzhong Lin, Wei Cao, Zhenhu Ren, Yu Tang, Chunye Zhang, Rong Yang, Yiming Chen, Zheqi Liu, Canbang Peng, Lizhen Wang, Xu Wang, Tong Ji
Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) functions as a key immune inhibitory factor by binding with its receptor, programmed death 1 (PD-1), to induce immune cell dysfunction and escape of the immune system. However, the mechanisms of PD-L1 expression under growth factor stimulation are not well characterized. Here, we demonstrate a novel role for glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in upregulating PD-L1 expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The expression and correlation of PD-L1, GDNF and perineural invasion (PNI) status were evaluated by bioinformatics analysis of TCGA database and IHC assays from 145 HNSCC patients...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147171/recent-progress-of-bypass-surgery-to-the-dialysis-dependent-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
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Nobuyoshi Azuma, Shinsuke Kikuchi, Hiroko Okuda, Keisuke Miyake, Atsuhiro Koya
According to expansion of dialysis-dependent population, more than half of patients with critical ischemic limbs are dialysis-dependent in Japan. Although patients with end-staged renal disease are well-known as poor life prognosis, well-managed dialysis patients in Japan can survive much longer compared to dialysis patients in the United States and Europe. Therefore, some dialysis patients can enjoy the long-term benefits of bypass surgery. To decide the indication of bypass surgery, patient's general condition, nutrition status, and vein availability are more important rather than arterial disease anatomy...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145316/application-of-ultrasound-guided-c5-nerve-root-block-using-polydeoxyribonucleotide-in-traumatic-c5-nerve-root-injury-caused-by-fracture-of-the-articular-process-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report
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Donghwi Park
RATIONALE: Cervical nerve root injury is one of the complications of traumatic cervical spine fracture. Although one of the most effective treatments to reduce inflammation in nerve root injuries is the use of corticosteroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and NSAIDs can inhibit bone healing. So, when nerve injury accompanies bone fractures, corticosteroids and NSAIDs have limitations as therapeutic agents. However, polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) may be useful in the treatment of neuropathy or musculoskeletal pain patients with contraindication of the use of corticosteroids because of its anti-inflammatory effect, as revealed in previous studies...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143861/migraine-with-prolonged-aura-phenotype-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Michele Viana, Shazia Afridi
We review the published literature on migraine with prolonged aura (PA), specifically with regards to the phenotype and treatment options. PA is not uncommon. A recent study found that about 17% of migraine auras are prolonged and that 26% of patients with migraine with aura have experienced at least one PA. The characteristics of PA are similar to most typical auras with the exception of a higher number of aura symptoms (in particular sensory and/or dysphasic). There are no well-established treatments at present which target the aura component of migraine...
November 16, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141373/-a-concentration-response-observation-of-hydromorphone-combined-with-ropivacaine-in-labor-analgesia
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Y Y Lu, H Huang, W L Mao, R H Liu, M J Hu, L X Shao, M P Hu, J Li
Objective: To investigate the median effective dose (ED(50)) of hydromorphone and the appropriate concentration of ropivacaine combined with hydromorphone in epidural labor analgesia. Methods: One hundred and forty nulliparous women undergoing labor selected for delivery with epidural analgesia were enrolled in our hospital from January to June 2016. The first of top 50 women received 0.12% ropivacaine plus 20 μg/ml hydromorphone complex solution, then sequential women were used the modified sequential method to determine the ED(50) and ED(95) of hydromorphone...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140156/conditioned-medium-from-human-gingival-mesenchymal-stem-cells-protects-motor-neuron-like-nsc-34-cells-against-scratch-injury-induced-cell-death
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Thangavelu Soundara Rajan, Francesca Diomede, Placido Bramanti, Oriana Trubiani, Emanuela Mazzon
Neuronal cell death is a normal process during central nervous system (CNS) development and is also involved in the death of motor neurons in diverse spinal motor neuron degenerative diseases. Here, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of secretory factors released from human gingival mesenchymal stem cells (hGMSCs) in mechanically injured murine motor-neuron-like NSC-34 cells. The cells were exposed to scratch injury and the markers for apoptosis and oxidative stress were examined. Immunocytochemistry results showed that proapoptotic markers cleaved caspase-3 and Bax were elevated while anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 was suppressed in scratch-injured NSC-34 cells...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137056/optic-nerve-injury-associated-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-three-case-reports
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Dan-Dong Li, Liu-Xun Hu, Linyuan Sima, Shang-Yu Xu, Jian Lin, Nu Zhang, Bo Yin
RATIONALE: Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) is a rare complication that may occur after craniocervical trauma. The current literature is limited to extracranial carotid artery injuries; however, no reports have been published on blunt intracranial carotid injury (BICI), especially those associated with optic nerve injury. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here we report on 3 BICI cases that demonstrated optic nerve injuries after craniofacial injuries. All 3 patients showed post-trauma vision loss on the injured side...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137028/role-of-positioning-posterior-cord-on-coracoid-approach-brachial-plexus-block-guided-by-nerve-stimulator-compared-with-guided-by-ultrasound
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Wensheng He, Zhuo Liu, Zhenyu Wu, Wenchao Liu, Haijun Sun, Xiaochun Yang
BACKGROUND: Coracoid approach is efficient and safe for brachial plexus block, and is guided by nerve stimulator or ultrasound in general. Many trials have proved that ultrasonic guidance was more efficacious than nerve stimulator guidance. We hypothesized that positioning posterior cord could enhance the anesthesia effect of coracoid approach brachial plexus block (CABPB) guided by nerve stimulator. METHODS: Eighty patients were randomized into 2 groups to receive CABPB with positioning posterior cord guided by nerve stimulator (group A) or CABPB guided by ultrasound (group B)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136715/-analysis-of-the-clinical-and-electrophysiological-characteristics-of-multifocal-motor-neuropathy
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H F Wang, F Yang, F Cui, Z H Chen, L Ling, X S Huang
Ten patients diagnosed with multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) were recruited in the Department of Neurology at Chinese PLA General Hospital from January 1, 2009 to August 31, 2015. The clinical and electrophysiological features were analyzed retrospectively. All patients complained of progressive asymmetric limb weakness, which was more severe in distal than in proximal. Five presented muscle atrophy. None had sensory disturbances. All suffered diminished or disappeared tendon reflex, whereas Babinski signs were negative...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134424/anatomical-basis-for-simultaneous-block-of-greater-and-third-occipital-nerves-with-an-ultrasound-guided-technique
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Ken Kariya, Yosuke Usui, Naoko Higashi, Tatsuo Nakamoto, Hironobu Shimbori, Satoshi Terada, Hideo Takahashi, Hisashi Ueta, Yusuke Kitazawa, Yasushi Sawanobori, Yasuhisa Okuda, Kenjiro Matsuno
PURPOSE: In some headache disorders, for which the greater occipital nerve block is partly effective, the third occipital nerve is also suggested to be involved. We aimed to establish a simple technique for simultaneously blocking the greater and third occipital nerves. METHODS: We performed a detailed examination of dorsal neck anatomy in 33 formalin-fixed cadavers, and deduced two candidate target points for blocking both the greater and third occipital nerves...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133390/recovery-of-taste-organs-and-sensory-function-after-severe-loss-from-hedgehog-smoothened-inhibition-with-cancer-drug-sonidegib
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Archana Kumari, Alexandre N Ermilov, Marina Grachtchouk, Andrzej A Dlugosz, Benjamin L Allen, Robert M Bradley, Charlotte M Mistretta
Striking taste disturbances are reported in cancer patients treated with Hedgehog (HH)-pathway inhibitor drugs, including sonidegib (LDE225), which block the HH pathway effector Smoothened (SMO). We tested the potential for molecular, cellular, and functional recovery in mice from the severe disruption of taste-organ biology and taste sensation that follows HH/SMO signaling inhibition. Sonidegib treatment led to rapid loss of taste buds (TB) in both fungiform and circumvallate papillae, including disruption of TB progenitor-cell proliferation and differentiation...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133339/decreased-ceramide-underlies-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-charcot-marie-tooth-2f
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Nicholas U Schwartz, Ryan W Linzer, Jean-Philip Truman, Mikhail Gurevich, Yusuf A Hannun, Can E Senkal, Lina M Obeid
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most commonly inherited neurologic disorder, but its molecular mechanisms remain unclear. One variant of CMT, 2F, is characterized by mutations in heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27). As bioactive sphingolipids have been implicated in neurodegenerative diseases, we sought to determine if their dysregulation is involved in CMT. Here, we show that Hsp27 knockout mice demonstrated decreases in ceramide in peripheral nerve tissue and that the disease-associated Hsp27 S135F mutant demonstrated decreases in mitochondrial ceramide...
November 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126611/diaphragmatic-thickness-ratio-inspiratory-expiratory-as-a-diagnostic-method-of-diaphragmatic-palsy-associated-with-interescalene-block
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V M López Escárraga, K Dubos España, R H Castillo Bustos, L Peidró, S Sastre, X Sala-Blanch
INTRODUCTION: Diaphragmatic paralysis is a side-effect associated with interscalene block. Thickness index of the diaphragm muscle (inspiratory thickness/expiratory thickness) obtained by ultrasound has recently been introduced in clinical practice for diagnosis of diaphragm muscle atrophy. Our objective was to evaluate this index for the diagnosis of acute phrenic paresis associated with interscalene block. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We designed an observational study in 22 patients scheduled for shoulder arthroscopy...
November 7, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125113/ultrasound-guided-selective-cervical-nerve-root-block-plus-superficial-cervical-plexus-block-for-minimally-invasive-parathyroidectomy
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Xu Li, Min-Na Li, Xu-Lei Cui, Shu-Ai Tang, Ya Hu, Quan Liao, Yu-Guang Huang
Objective To explore the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided cervical root block (CRB) in patients undergoing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP).Methods We enrolled 35 patients with hyperparathyroidism undergoing MIP in Peking Union Medical College Hospital.C4-7 nerve roots were identified in ultrasound imaging by the shape of the transverse process.A 50 mm insulated needle was gently introduced by an in-plane approach toward the posterior edge of the nerve root located at the inside of the posterior tubercle...
October 30, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124759/editorial-nutraceuticals-and-occipital-nerve-blocks
#18
Stewart J Tepper
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November 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124490/nerve-blocks-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-headache-disorders
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REVIEW
Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Peripheral nerve blocks of the scalp, mainly greater occipital nerve blocks, have received a renewed interest amongst pediatric providers as they offer an alternate option to provide both acute and chronic relief from the suffering of children with difficult to treat headaches. This narrative review will provide an in-depth discussion of the published pediatric-specific studies exploring the utility of nerve blocks for pediatric headache disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: A total of seven pediatric publications have been reported to date and reveal excellent therapeutic effectiveness of bilateral greater occipital nerve blocks on primary chronic headaches and post-traumatic headaches...
November 9, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124354/parathyroid-thyroid-and-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-anatomy-in-an-indian-rhinoceros-rhinoceros-unicornis
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R Udelsman, S B Citino, M Prasad, P I Donovan, D V Fredholm
INTRODUCTION: The parathyroid gland was first identified in the Indian rhinoceros in 1849 by Sir Richard Owen. We performed a necropsy in an Indian rhinoceros, recapitulating Owen's dissection and display what appear to be the initial identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in situ and the anatomy and histology of the largest rhinoceros parathyroid glands yet identified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patrick T. Rhino, a 41-year-old Indian rhinoceros was born in 1974...
November 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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