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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475003/neuropathic-pain-models-caused-by-damage-to-central-or-peripheral-nervous-system
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Anil Kumar, Harshpreet Kaur, Arti Singh
Neuropathic Pain (NP) is a painful condition which is a direct consequence of a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system with symptoms like allodynia, hyperalgesia. It has complex pathogenesis as it involves several molecular signaling pathways, thus numerous reliable animal models are crucial to understand the underlying mechanism of NP and formulate effective management therapy. Some models like spinal cord injury, chronic constriction injury, spinal nerve ligation, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, diabetes-induced NP and many more are discussed...
October 2, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474872/non-myelinated-c-fibers-but-not-myelinated-a-fibers-elongate-into-the-epidermis-in-dry-skin-with-itch
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Tsugunobu Andoh, Yuta Asakawa, Yasushi Kuraishi
Chronic skin diseases with itch and dry skin show increased peripheral nerve fiber elongation into the epidermis. However, the characteristics of the elongated nerve fibers remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the characteristics of the elongated nerve fibers using a dry skin mouse model with itch. In this mouse model, prepared via repetitive treatments with an acetone/ether mixture and water, the stratum corneum water content was decreased, whereas spontaneous scratching and epidermal hyperplasia were increased...
February 20, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474318/fibroblastic-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumour-of-the-uterine-cervix-report-of-a-case-and-literature-review-with-emphasis-on-possible-differential-diagnosis
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Valentina Sangiorgio, Vanna Zanagnolo, Giovanni Aletti, Luca Bocciolone, Simone Bruni, Fabio Landoni, Nicoletta Colombo, Angelo Maggioni, Enzo Ricciardi
Cervical sarcomas are rare neoplasms, accounting for <1% of all cervical malignancies and characterized by an aggressive course despite radical excision. We report the clinical and microscopic features of a spindle cell sarcoma arising as a polypoid endocervical mass in a 45-yr-old woman. The neoplasm was characterized by a monotonous, mildly atypical proliferation of spindle cells, displaying a fibrosarcoma-like parallel pattern of highly dense fascicles, growing under the cervical epithelium. Mitotic activity was conspicuous, with up to 40 mitoses per 10 HPF...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473773/mln8237-treatment-in-an-orthoxenograft-murine-model-for-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
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Russell Payne, Oliver D Mrowczynski, Becky Slagle-Webb, Alexandre Bourcier, Christine Mau, Dawit Aregawi, Achuthamangalam B Madhankumar, Sang Y Lee, Kimberly Harbaugh, James Connor, Elias B Rizk
OBJECTIVE Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are soft-tissue sarcomas arising from peripheral nerves. MPNSTs have increased expression of the oncogene aurora kinase A, leading to enhanced cellular proliferation. This makes them extremely aggressive with high potential for metastasis and a devastating prognosis; 5-year survival estimates range from a dismal 15% to 60%. MPNSTs are currently treated with resection (sometimes requiring limb amputation) in combination with chemoradiation, both of which demonstrate limited effectiveness...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472842/accumulation-of-ca-v-3-2-t-type-calcium-channels-in-the-uninjured-sural-nerve-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-in-rats-with-spared-nerve-injury
#5
Wen Chen, Ye-Nan Chi, Xue-Jing Kang, Qing-Ying Liu, Hao-Lin Zhang, Zhi-Hua Li, Zi-Fang Zhao, Yin Yang, Li Su, Jie Cai, Fei-Fei Liao, Ming Yi, You Wan, Feng-Yu Liu
Injuries to peripheral nerve fibers induce neuropathic pain. But the involvement of adjacent uninjured fibers to pain is not fully understood. The present study aims to investigate the possible contribution of Cav 3.2 T-type calcium channels in uninjured afferent nerve fibers to neuropathic pain in rats with spared nerve injury (SNI). Aβ-, Aδ- and C-fibers of the uninjured sural nerve were sensitized revealed by in vivo single-unit recording, which were accompanied by accumulation of Cav 3.2 T-type calcium channel proteins shown by Western blotting...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472158/-dumbbell-malignant-dorsal-schwannoma-embolized-and-operated-by-single-posterior-approach
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Gorka Zabalo, Daniel de Frutos, Juan Carlos García, Rodrigo Ortega, Juan José Guelbenzu, Idoya Zazpe
We report a case of a 41 years old patient complaining of chronic dorsalgia. MRI showed a well defined intradural extramedular dumbbell-shaped lesion, associated to a left paravertebral tumor at D5-D6 level. The tumor was embolizated prior to surgery. Following she underwent a D4-D6 laminotomy, left D5-D6 costotransversectomy and resection of the intracanal extradural part of the lesion with section of the left D5 nerve. Posteriorly, complete resection of the extracanal portion of the tumor was performed by a postero-lateral approach...
February 19, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471064/tms-smart-scalp-mapping-of-annoyance-ratings-and-twitches-caused-by-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation
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Lotte Meteyard, Nicholas Holmes
BACKGROUND: The magnetic pulse generated during transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) also stimulates cutaneous nerves and muscle fibres, with the most commonly reported side effect being muscle twitches and sometimes painful sensations. These sensations affect behaviour during experimental tasks, presenting a potential confound for 'online' TMS studies. NEW METHOD: Our objective was to systematically map the degree of disturbance (ratings of annoyance, pain, and muscle twitches) caused by TMS at 43 locations across the scalp...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470194/magnetization-transfer-ratio-in-peripheral-nerve-tissue-does-it-depend-on-age-or-location
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Jennifer Kollmer, Thorsten Kästel, Johann M E Jende, Martin Bendszus, Sabine Heiland
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Magnetization transfer contrast imaging provides indirect information on the concentration of "bound" water protons and their interactions with "free" water molecules. The purpose of this study is to analyze location- and age-dependent changes in the magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) of lower extremity nerves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten younger (20-32 years) and 5 older (50-63 years) healthy volunteers underwent magnetization transfer contrast imaging at 3 Tesla Two 3-dimensional gradient echo sequences with and without an off-resonance saturation pulse (repetition time: 58 milliseconds; echo time: 2...
February 21, 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468291/lymphangiomatosis-a-rare-entity-presenting-with-involvement-of-the-sacral-plexus
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Megan K Mills, Bryn Putbrese, Hailey Allen, Sarah E Stilwill
Lymphangiomatosis is an uncommon disease process characterized by multisystem lymphatic malformations that can involve numerous body systems, including organs, muscles, soft tissues, and bones. Involvement of the nervous system is rare and has even been previously described as a site of sparing. We present a case of a 24-year-old female with known lymphangiomatosis, presenting with acute onset of lower extremity paresthesias, weakness, and new urinary retention. MRI of the pelvis revealed lymphangiomatosis of the sacral plexus, which has not been previously reported...
February 21, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468190/optogenetic-activation-of-non-nociceptive-a%C3%AE-fibers-induces-neuropathic-pain-like-sensory-and-emotional-behaviors-after-nerve-injury-in-rats
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Ryoichi Tashima, Keisuke Koga, Misuzu Sekine, Kensho Kanehisa, Yuta Kohro, Keiko Tominaga, Katsuyuki Matsushita, Hidetoshi Tozaki-Saitoh, Yugo Fukazawa, Kazuhide Inoue, Hiromu Yawo, Hidemasa Furue, Makoto Tsuda
Neuropathic pain is caused by peripheral nerve injury (PNI). One hallmark symptom is allodynia (pain caused by normally innocuous stimuli), but its mechanistic underpinning remains elusive. Notably, whether selective stimulation of non-nociceptive primary afferent Aβ fibers indeed evokes neuropathic pain-like sensory and emotional behaviors after PNI is unknown, because of the lack of tools to manipulate Aβ fiber function in awake, freely moving animals. In this study, we used a transgenic rat line that enables stimulation of non-nociceptive Aβ fibers by a light-activated channel (channelrhodopsin-2; ChR2)...
January 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468179/cell-transplantation-strategies-for-acquired-and-inherited-disorders-of-peripheral-myelin
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A K M G Muhammad, Kevin Kim, Irina Epifantseva, Arwin Aghamaleky-Sarvestany, Megan E Simpkinson, Sharon Carmona, Jesse Landeros, Shaughn Bell, John Svaren, Robert H Baloh
Objective: To investigate transplantation of rat Schwann cells or human iPSC-derived neural crest cells and derivatives into models of acquired and inherited peripheral myelin damage. Methods: Primary cultured rat Schwann cells labeled with a fluorescent protein for monitoring at various times after transplantation. Human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were differentiated into neural crest stem cells, and subsequently toward a Schwann cell lineage via two different protocols...
February 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468002/idiopathic-non-traumatic-facial-nerve-palsy-bell-s-palsy-in-neonates-an-atypical-age-and-management-dilemma
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Abdulhafeez M Khair, Khalid Ibrahim
Idiopathic (Bell's) palsy is the commonest cause of unilateral facial paralysis in children. Although being idiopathic by definition, possible infectious, inflammatory, and ischemic triggers have been suggested. Bell's palsy is thought to be responsible for up to three-fourths of cases of acute unilateral facial paralysis worldwide. The diagnosis has to be reached after other causes of acute peripheral palsy have been excluded. However, it is rarely described in neonates and young infants. Steroids may have some role in treatment, but antiviral therapies have doubtful evidence of benefit...
January 2018: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467611/the-vagus-nerve-at-the-interface-of-the-microbiota-gut-brain-axis
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REVIEW
Bruno Bonaz, Thomas Bazin, Sonia Pellissier
The microbiota, the gut, and the brain communicate through the microbiota-gut-brain axis in a bidirectional way that involves the autonomic nervous system. The vagus nerve (VN), the principal component of the parasympathetic nervous system, is a mixed nerve composed of 80% afferent and 20% efferent fibers. The VN, because of its role in interoceptive awareness, is able to sense the microbiota metabolites through its afferents, to transfer this gut information to the central nervous system where it is integrated in the central autonomic network, and then to generate an adapted or inappropriate response...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467542/tubulation-repair-mitigates-misdirection-of-regenerating-motor-axons-across-a-sciatic-nerve-gap-in-rats
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Dan Liu, Daguo Mi, Tuanjie Zhang, Yanping Zhang, Junying Yan, Yaxian Wang, Xuefeng Tan, Ying Yuan, Yumin Yang, Xiaosong Gu, Wen Hu
The repair of peripheral nerve laceration injury to obtain optimal function recovery remains a big challenge in the clinic. Misdirection of regenerating axons to inappropriate target, as a result of forced mismatch of endoneurial sheaths in the case of end-to-end nerve anastomosis or nerve autografting, represents one major drawback that limits nerve function recovery. Here we tested whether tubulation repair of a nerve defect could be beneficial in terms of nerve regeneration accuracy and nerve function. We employed sequential retrograde neuronal tracing to assess the accuracy of motor axon regeneration into the tibial nerve after sciatic nerve laceration and entubulation in adult Sprague-Dawley rats...
February 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467007/enhanced-glycolysis-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis
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Ru-Tao Liu, Min Zhang, Chun-Lin Yang, Peng Zhang, Na Zhang, Tong Du, Meng-Ru Ge, Long-Tao Yue, Xiao-Li Li, Heng Li, Rui-Sheng Duan
BACKGROUND: With the recognition of the key roles of cellular metabolism in immunity, targeting metabolic pathway becomes a new strategy for autoimmune disease treatment. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute immune-mediated inflammatory demyelinating disease of the peripheral nervous system, characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration. These inflammatory cells, including activated macrophages, Th1 cells, and Th17 cells, generally undergo metabolic reprogramming and rely mainly on glycolysis to exert functions...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466539/management-of-recurrent-vestibular-neuritis-in-a-patient-treated-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Richard A Roberts
Purpose: This clinical report is presented to describe how results of vestibular function testing were considered along with other medical history to develop a management plan that was ultimately successful. Method: The patient underwent audio-vestibular assessment including comprehensive audiogram, videonystagmography, cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential, and postural stability testing. Results: Results from initial testing were most consistent with uncompensated peripheral vestibular dysfunction affecting the right superior vestibular nerve...
February 19, 2018: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465615/peripheral-vasculitic-neuropathy-associated-with-minocycline-use
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Min K Kang, Rajesh K Gupta, Jayashri Srinivasan
We describe 2 patients presenting with multiplex mononeuritis, associated with skin manifestation, secondary to minocycline-induced vasculitis. One of the cases is associated neither with lupus nor polyarteritis nodosa. An extensive laboratory workup ruled out any possible underlying immunologic disorder. Electrodiagnostic studies were conducted to show axonal neuropathy in patchy and multifocal distribution consistent with multiplex mononeuritis. This diagnosis was confirmed with nerve biopsy. Withdrawing from the offending medication, minocycline, improved the patients' clinical condition and the quantitative serological measures...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465614/radiation-induced-painful-neurogenic-hypertrophy-treated-with-botulinum-toxin-a
#18
Alexandra Filippakis, Doreen T Ho, Juan E Small, Kirstin M Small, Erik R Ensrud
Painful neurogenic hypertrophy is a rare complication of radiation therapy. We report a 27-year-old woman with a history of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland presented with painful twitching of her left shoulder. Electrodiagnostic studies were consistent with a diagnosis of radiation-induced spinal accessory nerve hyperactivity. The patient failed conventional medical therapy. She was treated with an injection of botulinum toxin A, and within 1 month experienced significant relief of symptoms...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465612/patient-with-2-hematologic-malignancies-presenting-as-neurolymphomatosis
#19
Ahmad Daher, Carlos Kamiya-Matsuoka, Karin Woodman
Peripheral nervous system damage from hematologic malignancies is related to neoplastic cells infiltration of peripheral nerves or to monoclonal antibody production cross-reacting with peripheral nerves' antigens. Neurolymphomatosis (NL), a rare manifestation of hematologic malignancies, occurs when malignant cells invade the peripheral nerves leading to various manifestations. Here, we report a case of NL with 2 hematologic malignancies in a 79-year-old woman presenting with lower extremity pain/weakness. Investigation revealed anemia, IgM kappa monoclonal gammopathy, and elevated anti-MAG titer...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464374/heterogeneous-pattern-of-autonomic-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Laurène Leclair-Visonneau, Laurent Magy, Christelle Volteau, Thomas Clairembault, Séverine Le Dily, Cécile Préterre, Arnaud Peyre, Philippe Damier, Michel Neunlist, Yann Péréon, Pascal Derkinderen
Dysautonomic symptoms are frequent non-motor complaints in patients with Parkinson's disease. Numerous neuropathological studies have shown that Lewy bodies and neurites, the pathological hallmarks of Parkinson's disease, are widely distributed throughout the peripheral autonomic nervous systems and across end organs. However, few investigations integrally explored the symptoms and physiology of dysautonomia in Parkinson's disease. We, therefore, performed a comprehensive evaluation of the autonomic function in a prospective group of 45 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neurology
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