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Spinal cord ischemia

Nazia Karsan, Eric B Gonzales, Gregory Dussor
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are a family of ion channels, consisting of four members; ASIC1 to 4. These channels are sensitive to changes in pH and are expressed throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems-including brain, spinal cord, and sensory ganglia. They have been implicated in a number of neurological conditions such as stroke and cerebral ischemia, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy, and more recently in migraine. Their expression within areas of interest in the brain in migraine, such as the hypothalamus and PAG, their demonstrated involvement in preclinical models of meningeal afferent signaling, and their role in cortical spreading depression (the electrophysiological correlate of migraine aura), has enhanced research interest into these channels as potential therapeutic targets in migraine...
March 16, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
Nancy E Epstein
Background: The risk of spinal cord injury (SCI) due to decreased cord perfusion following thoracic/thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery (T/TL-AAA) and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) ranges up to 20%. For decades, therefore, many vascular surgeons have utilized cerebrospinal fluid drainage (CSFD) to decrease intraspinal pressure and increase blood flow to the spinal cord, thus reducing the risk of SCI/ischemia. Methods: Multiple studies previously recommend utilizing CSFD following T/TL-AAA/TEVAR surgery to treat SCI by increasing spinal cord blood flow...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Luís A Rocha, Rui A Sousa, David A Learmonth, António J Salgado
Spinal cord injury (SCI) represents an extremely debilitating condition for which no efficacious treatment is available. One of the main contributors to the inhospitable environment found in SCI is the vascular disruption that happens at the moment of injury that compromises the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) and triggers a cascade of events that includes infiltration of inflammatory cells, ischemia and intraparenchymal hemorrhage. Due to the unsatisfactory nature of revascularization following SCI, restoring vascular perfusion and the BSCB seems an interesting way of modulating the lesion environment into a regenerative phenotype, with a potential increase in functional recovery...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Katsuhiro Yamanaka, Mohamed Eldeiry, Muhammad Aftab, Joshua Mares, Thomas J Ryan, Xianzhong Meng, Michael J Weyant, Joseph C Cleveland, David A Fullerton, T Brett Reece
BACKGROUND: Paraplegia remains the most feared complication of complex thoracoabdominal aortic intervention. Although erythropoietin (EPO) has demonstrated neuroprotective effects in spinal cord ischemia, it does not work until expression of the beta common receptor subunit of the EPO receptor (βcR) is induced by ischemia. We hypothesized that the βcR can be induced by diazoxide (DZ), amplifying the neuroprotective effects of EPO in spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS: For the DZ time trial, adult male C57/BL6 mice received DZ (20 mg/kg) by oral gavage...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Anja Püschel, Rasmus Ebel, Patricia Fuchs, Janet Hofmann, Jochen K Schubert, Jan P Roesner, Stefan Bergt, Andreas Wree, Brigitte Vollmar, Ernst Klar, Carsten M Bünger, Sabine Kischkel
BACKROUND: Paraplegia due to spinal cord ischemia (SCI) is a serious complication after repair of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms. For prevention and early treatment of spinal ischemia intraoperative monitoring of spinal cord integrity is essential. This study was intended to improve recognition of SCI through a combination of transcranial motor-evoked potentials (tc-MEPs), serum markers and innovative breath analysis. METHODS: In nine female German landrace pigs, tc-MEPs were captured, markers of neuronal damage were determined in blood and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were analysed in exhaled air...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Amanda Phuong Tran, Philippa Mary Warren, Jerry Silver
Since no approved therapies to restore mobility and sensation following spinal cord injury (SCI) currently exist, a better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms following SCI that compromise regeneration or neuroplasticity is needed to develop new strategies to promote axonal regrowth and restore function. Physical trauma to the spinal cord results in vascular disruption that, in turn, causes blood-spinal cord barrier rupture leading to hemorrhage and ischemia, followed by rampant local cell death...
April 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
Kartik T Nakhate, Ashish P Bharne, Vinay Sagar Verma, Deepali N Aru, Dadasaheb M Kokare
Although plumbagin (5-hydroxy-2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone) protects against cerebral ischemia and spinal cord injury-induced oxidative stress and inflammation by activating the nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor-2 /antioxidant response element (Nrf2/ARE) pathway, its role in the amelioration of neurodegenerative diseases remains unexplored. In the present study, we investigated the effect of plumbagin on Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like condition in mice. The animals were treated intracerebroventricularly with streptozotocin (STZ; 3 mg/kg) twice, on day 1 and 3, to induce AD-like condition, and the symptoms were evaluated after 14 days...
February 28, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Peter Trampus, Christine Goepfert, Monika Welle, Diana Henke, Franck Forterre, Daniela Schweizer-Gorgas
Muscle signal alteration detected on MRI is seen in diverse pathologic conditions. We observed signal alterations within the paraspinal muscles in dogs with acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disk extrusion. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe MRI features of paraspinal muscle signal alteration in dogs with acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disk extrusion and to investigate an association of the signal alterations with neurological grade, type and location of intervertebral disk extrusion, degree of spinal cord compression, and presence of epidural hemorrhage...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Grigol Keshelava, Nikoloz Vashakmadze, Sulkhan Jaiani, Davit Kovziridze, Gela Kurashvili
Atrial myxoma is the most common benign tumor of the heart; moreover, atrial myxoma embolization to the peripheral vessels is rare. We present an unusual case of total acute infrarenal aortic occlusion resulting from embolic implantation from a left ventricular myxoma. A 37-year-old man with acute lower limbs ischemia, spinal cord ischemia, and acute renal insufficiency was urgently operated and discharged after surgery.
March 2018: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
Nagy Mekhail, Ogi Visnjevac, Gerges Azer, Diana Sue Mehanny, Priya Agrawal, Victor Foorsov
To assess the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for each indication, one must critically assess each specific clinical outcome to identify outcomes that benefit from SCS therapy. To date, a comprehensive review of clinically relevant outcome-specific evidence regarding SCS has not been published. We aimed to assess all randomized controlled trials from the world literature for the purpose of evaluating the clinical outcome-specific efficacy of SCS for the following outcomes: perceived pain relief or change pain score, quality of life, functional status, psychological impact, analgesic medication utilization, patient satisfaction, and health care cost and utilization...
February 23, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Naoto Kawakami
Intravital imaging is a powerful tool for analyzing cellular functions in living animals. In particular, after the two-photon microscopy technique was introduced, a number of studies have visualized important processes. Here, we describe the methods for performing intravital imaging of the central nervous system. This method can be used for imaging not only lymphocytes but also blood vessels for ischemia studies, as well as glia cell activities.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Song Fu, Renhua Lv, Longqiang Wang, Haitao Hou, Haijun Liu, Shize Shao
Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in various plants, including grapes, plums and peanuts has shown various medIRInal properties, including antioxidant, protection of cardiovascular disease and cancer risk. However, the effects of resveratrol on spinal cord reperfusion injury have not been investigated. Hence, the present study was designed to evaluate the effect of resveratrol on nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)/p38MAPK signaling pathway and to elucidate its regulating effect on the protection of spinal cord injury...
February 2018: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Giorgio Scivoletto, Chiara Pavese, Lucas M Bachmann, Martin Schubert, Armin Curt, Enrico Finazzi Agro, Alfons G Kessels, Thomas M Kessler
OBJECTIVE: The recovery of bladder function after spinal cord injury (SCI) is of major importance for patients and caregivers. We recently developed prediction models of bladder outcomes (defined as the capacity of storing the urine and emptying completely the bladder) 1 year after a SCI of traumatic etiology and investigated if these models would also be applicable to patients with ischemic SCI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From the European multicenter study about spinal cord injury (EMSCI), we extracted data of all ischemic SCI patients with available neurological and functional data (according to the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury, ISNCSCI, and Spinal Cord Independence Measure, SCIM) within 40 days and bladder outcomes 1 year after ischemia...
February 21, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Meng Xu, Hai-Feng Wang, Ying-Ying Zhang, Hui-Wen Zhuang
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February 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Takeshi Baba, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Koji Maeda, Naoki Toya, Hiroki Ohta, Soichiro Fukushima, Masayuki Hara
BACKGROUND: To evaluate initial and midterm clinical outcomes of aortic aneurysms involving the proximal anastomotic aneurysm (AAPAAs) following initial open repair for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. METHODS: Between July 2006 and August 2015, 24 patients underwent elective endovascular repair for the treatment of AAPAAs at our institution. AAPAA classification has been categorized as 3 types. Type I AAPAA is the most extensive, extending from the descending aorta to the prior proximal anastomosis as similar to Crawford type II or III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm...
February 6, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Belgin Erhan, Rahsan Kemerdere, Osman Kizilkilic, Berrin Gunduz, Murat Hanci
Background: Paraplegia following thoracic spinal surgery or abdominal operations is usually attributed to spinal cord ischemia due to interruption of the segmental spinal vascular supply. Alternatively, the etiology of spinal cord ischemia following cervical surgery is less clear. Case Description: A 14-year-old male became acutely tetraplegic with a C4 sensory level and sphincteric dysfunction 12 h following surgery for tracheal stenosis due to prior intubation...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Lawrence L Haber, Erika D Womack, Madhankumar Sathyamoorthy, James A Moss, Michael Wade Shrader
BACKGROUND: Hypotensive events (HEs) following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) can lead to delayed neurologic postoperative deficits (DNPD). This study aimed to determine the incidence of HEs (mean arterial pressure [MAP] <60 mmHg) after PSF for AIS and identify predictors for HEs. METHODS: Medical records of 99 consecutive patients who had PSF for AIS were retrospectively reviewed (2011-2013). Perioperative data were collected...
March 2018: Spine Deformity
Shu-Zhuan Zhou, Ya-Lan Zhou, Feng Ji, Hao-Ling Li, Hu Lv, Yan Zhang, Hua Xu
How oxidative stress contributes to neuro-inflammation and chronic pain is documented, and methane is reported to protect against ischemia-reperfusion injury in the nervous system via anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. We studied whether methane in the form of methane rich saline (MS) has analgesic effects in a monoarthritis (MA) rat model of chronic inflammatory pain. Single and repeated injections of MS (i.p.) reduced MA-induced mechanical allodynia and multiple methane treatments blocked activation of glial cells, decreased IL-1β and TNF-α production and MMP-2 activity, and upregulated IL-10 expression in the spinal cord on day 10 post-MA...
February 6, 2018: Neurochemical Research
Rohit Bisht, Ilva D Rupenthal, Sreevalsan Sreebhavan, Jagdish K Jaiswal
Connexin43 mimetic peptide (Cx43MP) has been intensively investigated for its therapeutic effect in the management of inflammatory eye conditions, spinal cord injury, wound healing and ischemia-induced brain damage. Here, we report on a validated stability-indicating reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the quantification of Cx43MP under stress conditions. These included exposure to acid/base, light, oxidation and high temperature. In addition, the degradation kinetics of the peptide were evaluated in bovine vitreous and drug-free human plasma at 37 °C...
December 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis
William L Dillen, Benjamin K Hendricks, Jonathan P Mannas, Greg R Wheeler
This article describes a novel setting for a rare nontraumatic spinal cord injury referred to as Surfer's myelopathy. The patient is a 16 year-old female cheerleader who presented following a gymnastics practice where she was repeatedly performing back handsprings. She demonstrated progressively worsening midthoracic back pain and evolving paraplegia and hypesthesia of the lower extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging findings were consistent with T5-T7 spinal cord ischemia at 8 h and 16 h after symptom onset...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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