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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915078/analgesic-effect-of-coumarins-from-radix-angelicae-pubescentis-is-mediated-by-inflammatory-factors-and-trpv1-in-a-spared-nerve-injury-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Ruili Li, Chao Zhao, Minna Yao, Ying Song, Yin Wu, Aidong Wen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Coumarins from Radix angelicae pubescentis (CRAP) are a major active component that are isolated from dried roots of Angelica biserrata Yuan et Shan, which has been used clinically to cure headaches for a long period of time, and it is an effective treatment for pain. The aim of the present study was to investigate the analgesic effect of CRAP on a spared nerve injury (SNI) model of neuropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antinociceptive effects of CRAP were assessed in Sprague-Dawley male rats using a spared nerve injury model of neuropathic pain...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913804/restoration-of-shoulder-abduction-in-brachial-plexus-avulsion-injuries-with-double-neurotization-from-the-spinal-accessory-nerve-a-report-of-13-cases
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K W S J Huan, J S W Tan, S H Tan, L C Teoh, F C Yong
: In upper (C5-C7) and total (C5-T1) root avulsion brachial plexus injury, a method of double neurotization from a single donor spinal accessory nerve to two target nerves (suprascapular nerve and axillary nerve) may be done, leaving donor nerves available for reconstruction procedures to restore other aspects of upper limb function. A mean range of shoulder abduction of 91° (SD 25°) was achieved through this procedure in our study of 13 cases, of which seven cases were C5-C7 root avulsion and six cases were C5-T1 root avulsion brachial plexus injuries...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913310/targeted-disruption-of-the-orphan-receptor-gpr151-does-not-alter-pain-related-behaviour-despite-a-strong-induction-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-expression-in-a-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Fiona E Holmes, Niall Kerr, Ying-Ju Chen, Penny Vanderplank, Craig A McArdle, David Wynick
BACKGROUND: Gpr151 is an orphan GPCR whose function is unknown. The restricted pattern of neuronal expression in the habenula, dorsal horn of the spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion plus homology with the galanin family of receptors imply a role in nociception. RESULTS: Real-time quantitative RT-PCR demonstrated a 49.9±2.9 fold highly significant (P<0.001) increase in Gpr151 mRNA expression in the dorsal root ganglion 7days after the spared nerve injury model of neuropathic pain...
November 29, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913002/clinical-evaluation-and-management-of-radiation-fibrosis-syndrome
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REVIEW
Michael D Stubblefield
Radiation fibrosis syndrome describes the multiple neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, visceral, and other late effects that result from radiation-induced fibrosis. Radiation can damage the spinal cord, nerve roots, plexus, local peripheral nerves, and muscles within the radiation field. This constellation is known as a "myelo-radiculo-plexo-neuro-myopathy" and can result in pain, sensory loss, weakness, and other signs and symptoms. Although there is no curative treatment for radiation damage, supportive management of symptoms can be helpful in restoring and maintaining function and quality of life...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911244/neurosurgical-management-in-lateral-meningocele-syndrome-case-report
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Erik C Brown, Kunal Gupta, Christina Sayama
Lateral meningocele syndrome (LMS) is a rare genetic connective tissue disorder. It is associated with morphological changes similar to those of other connective tissue disorders, with the unique distinction of multiple, often bilateral and large, lateral meningoceles herniating through the spinal foramina. In some cases, these lateral meningoceles can cause pain and discomfort due to their presence within retroperitoneal tissues or cause direct compression of the spinal nerve root exiting the foramen; in some cases compression may also involve motor weakness...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911227/radiofrequency-ablation-of-spinal-osteoid-osteoma-a-prospective-study
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Joe Faddoul, Yara Faddoul, Sandra Kobaiter-Maarrawi, Ronald Moussa, Tony Rizk, Georges Nohra, Nabil Okais, Elie Samaha, Joseph Maarrawi
OBJECTIVE Surgery has been considered the standard treatment for spinal osteoid osteomas that are refractory to analgesic agents. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a less invasive technique with established efficiency for the treatment of peripheral osteoid osteomas. The main objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety of RFA based on the results of a previous experimental study in rats conducted in the authors' laboratory and to identify its short- and long-term efficiency in the treatment of spinal osteoid osteomas...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905881/bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-mediated-pain-and-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-posterolateral-arthrodesis
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Kendall Mitchell, Jill P Shah, Clifton L Dalgard, Lyubov V Tsytsikova, Ashley C Tipton, Anton E Dmitriev, Aviva J Symes
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is a pleiotropic, secreted molecule with diverse effects. The potent ability of BMP-2 to stimulate bone growth prompted its widespread clinical use for arthrodesis (spine fusion). However, elevated post-operative pain in patients treated with BMP-2 has been increasingly reported. Determining whether BMP-2 induces pain directly or whether it induces neuroinflammation, which could lower the threshold for pain, is important for developing therapeutic interventions...
December 1, 2016: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904800/cervical-contribution-to-functional-shoulder-impingement-two-case-reports
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Steven Pheasant
BACKGROUND: Subacromial impingement is a common condition among overhead athletes. The cause of subacromial impingement can be multifactorial and often involves impaired rotator cuff function. CASE DESCRIPTION: The following cases outline the presentation, examination and intervention of two overhead athletes, a high school football quarterback and a collegiate swimmer, each presenting with signs and symptoms of subacromial impingement. The unique feature in each case was the manifestation of the cervical spine as the apparent source of rotator cuff weakness, which contributed to functional subacromial impingement although other overt signs of cervical or associated nerve root involvement were absent...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900578/potential-mechanism-of-neurite-outgrowth-enhanced-by-electrical-stimulation-involvement-of-microrna-363-5p-targeting-dclk1-expression-in-rat
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Xin Quan, Liangliang Huang, Yafeng Yang, Teng Ma, Zhongyang Liu, Jun Ge, Jinghui Huang, Zhuojing Luo
Electrical stimulation (ES) promotes neurite outgrowth and nerve regeneration, but the underlying mechanisms remain undefined. In the present study, we investigated the role of micro RNAs (miRNAs) in ES-mediated neurite outgrowth. First, we performed microarray analyses to identify changes in the miRNAs profile of dorsal root ganglion neurons (DRGNs) following ES. The expression of 16 known miRNAs was altered by ES. Bioinformatics showed that the potential targets of these differentially expressed miRNAs were involved in neurite outgrowth...
November 30, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898492/growth-hormone-regulates-the-sensitization-of-developing-peripheral-nociceptors-during-cutaneous-inflammation
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Xiaohua Liu, Kathryn J Green, Zachary K Ford, Luis F Queme, Peilin Lu, Jessica L Ross, Frank B Lee, Aaron T Shank, Renita C Hudgins, Michael P Jankowski
Cutaneous inflammation alters the function of primary afferents and gene expression in the affected dorsal root ganglia (DRGs). However specific mechanisms of injury-induced peripheral afferent sensitization and behavioral hypersensitivity during development are not fully understood. Recent studies in children suggest a potential role for growth hormone (GH) in pain modulation. GH modulates homeostasis and tissue repair after injury, but how GH effects nociception in neonates is not known. To determine if GH played a role in modulating sensory neuron function and hyper-responsiveness during skin inflammation in young mice, we examined behavioral hypersensitivity and the response properties of cutaneous afferents using an ex vivo hairy skin-saphenous nerve-dorsal root ganglion (DRG)-spinal cord preparation...
November 18, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898057/functional-brain-mapping-using-specific-sensory-circuit-stimulation-and-a-theoretical-graph-network-analysis-in-mice-with-neuropathic-allodynia
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Yuji Komaki, Keigo Hikishima, Shinsuke Shibata, Tsunehiko Konomi, Fumiko Seki, Masayuki Yamada, Naoyuki Miyasaka, Kanehiro Fujiyoshi, Hirotaka J Okano, Masaya Nakamura, Hideyuki Okano
Allodynia, a form of neuropathic pain, is defined as pain in response to a non-nociceptive stimulus. The brain regions responsible for pain, which are not normally activated, can be activated in allodynic mice by providing a suitable stimulus to Aβ-fibers, which transmit signals from tactile sensory fibers. Functional MRI (fMRI) can be used to objectively observe abnormal brain activation. In the present study, fMRI was conducted to investigate allodynia in mice; allodynia was generated by surgical injury at the L4 spinal nerve root, thus selectively stimulating sensory nerve fibers...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894238/anatomical-approach-to-clinical-problems-of-popliteal-fossa
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Gautam Dagur, Jason Gandhi, Noel Smith, Sardar Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Popliteal fossa, also known as the popliteal space, is located behind the knee joint. This region can develop many clinical complications in the vascular, nervous, lymphatics, adipose, as well as swelling and masses. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review article is to give a detailed understanding of the popliteal fossa and the clinical pathology that may present itself. METHODS: MEDLINE® searches were conducted of literature published since 1950s for "popliteal fossa," "diseases," "anatomy," "arterial," "venous," "nerves," "entrapment syndrome," "aneurysms," "cysts," "lymphatics," "solid masses," "tumors," "inflammatory lesions," and "swellings...
November 27, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892707/is-firstly-diagnosed-als-really-als-results-of-a-population-based-study-with-long-term-follow-up
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Elisabetta Pupillo, Elisa Bianchi, Marco Poloni, Ettore Beghi
OBJECTIVE: To revise the first diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients from a well-defined population. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with ALS in the years 1998-2002 and resident of Lombardy Region, Northern Italy were followed until death or April 30 2016 to assess long-term survival. During follow-up, the caring neurologists were asked to confirm the first diagnosis. Revised diagnoses were classified as confirmed and unconfirmed motor neuron disease (MND) with further specification where available...
November 28, 2016: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891032/clinical-anatomy-and-significance-of-the-thoracic-intervertebral-foramen-a-cadaveric-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Grigorios Gkasdaris, Grigorios Tripsianis, Konstantinos Kotopoulos, Stylianos Kapetanakis
INTRODUCTION: The literature is lacking information on the anatomy and the osseous dimensions of the thoracic intervertebral foramen (IVF). We describe the anatomy of the broader area, and we proceed with morphometric data of the vertebrae and the foramina. Depiction of these features is provided with imaging and illustrations. The purpose of this paper is to survey and present the anatomy of the foramen as a whole and provide baseline statistical data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We review relevant literature, and we present data obtained from skeletal samples of known population and sex...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891027/purely-extradural-spinal-nerve-root-hemangioblastomas
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REVIEW
Murat Hamit Aytar, Ulaş Yener, Murat Şakir Ekşi, Behram Kaya, Serdar Özgen, Aydin Sav, Ahmet Alanay
Spinal nerve root hemangioblastomas present mostly as intradural-extradurally. Purely extradural spinal nerve root hemangioblastoma is a very rare entity. In this study, we aimed to analyze epidemiological perspectives of purely extradural spinal nerve root hemangioblastomas presented in English medical literature in addition to our own exemplary case. PubMed/MEDLINE was searched using the terms "hemangioblastoma," "extradural," "spinal," and "nerve root." Demographical variables of age, gender, concomitant presence of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease; spinal imaging and/or intraoperative findings for tumor location were surveyed from retrieved articles...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890438/short-term-clinical-results-of-frozen-shoulder-treated-with-shoulder-manipulation-under-ultrasound-guided-cervical-nerve-root-block-at-outpatient-setting-a-case-series
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Tomohiro Saito, Hideyuki Sasanuma, Yuki Iijima, Yuji Kanaya, Toshihiro Saito, Hideaki Watanabe, Ichiro Kikkawa, Katsushi Takeshita
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the short-term clinical outcomes of frozen shoulder treatment via shoulder manipulation under ultrasound-guided cervical nerve root block (MUC). METHODS: This study included frozen shoulder patients who were unresponsive to conservative therapy for at least 6 months and were then treated with MUC. Patients with a rotator cuff tear, calcifying tendinitis, osteoarthritis, or any other shoulder disorder were excluded following X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging evaluation...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890181/imaging-of-vascular-compression-syndromes
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REVIEW
Joseph H Donahue, David A Ornan, Sugoto Mukherjee
Trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, vestibulocochlear neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia represent the most common neurovascular compression syndromes. Repeated vascular pulsations at the vulnerable transitional zone of the individual cranial nerves lead to focal axonal injury and demyelination. High-resolution 3-D T2-weighted MR imaging is essential in detecting and mapping neurovascular compression for directed therapy. Knowledge of the specific nerve root exit, the transitional zones, and the adjacent vasculature is critical in proper management...
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889898/the-transcription-factors-ebf1-and-ebf2-are-positive-regulators-of-myelination-in-schwann-cells
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Diego Moruzzo, Lucilla Nobbio, Bruno Sterlini, G Giacomo Consalez, Fabio Benfenati, Angelo Schenone, Anna Corradi
Myelin formation by Schwann cells is tightly controlled by multiple pathways and regulatory molecules. The Ebf2 gene, belonging to the Ebf family of transcription factors regulating cell development and differentiation, is expressed in Schwann cells, and Ebf2 knockout mice show peripheral nerve defects. We also found that Ebf1 is expressed in Schwann cells. To investigate Ebf function in myelination, we silenced Ebf genes in myelinating dorsal root ganglia cultures. Combined downregulation of Ebf genes leads to a severe impairment of myelin formation that is completely rescued by their specific overexpression, suggesting that the expression level of Ebf genes strongly influences axon myelination...
November 26, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889103/cardiac-autonomic-changes-after-thoracic-sympathectomy-a-prospective-randomized%C3%A2-study
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Alfonso Fiorelli, Giovanni Messina, Paolo Chiodini, Saveria Costanzo, Andrea Viggiano, Marcellino Monda, Giovanni Vicidomini, Mario Santini
BACKGROUND: We evaluated whether cardiac autonomic changes could be associated with different extent of sympathetic nerve resection in the management of essential palmar hyperhidrosis. METHODS: Sixty patients with essential palmar hyperhidrosis were randomly allocated to undergo excision of T3 ganglia (sympathicectomy group; n = 30) or to interruption of sympathetic chain at the T2 to T3 level with ganglion sparing (sympathicotomy group; n = 30). Time and frequency domains were measured with a 24-Holter monitor during daytime, nighttime, and 24-hour periods at different interval points (7 days before operation; 24 hours; and 1, 3, and 6 months later), and the differences were statistically compared...
November 23, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885855/frameless-stereotactic-volumetric-modulated-arc-radiotherapy-of-brachial-plexus-tumours-in-dogs-10-cases
#20
Mario Dolera, Luca Malfassi, Cristina Bianchi, Nancy Carrara, Sara Finesso, Silvia Marcarini, Giovanni Mazza, Simone Pavesi, Massimo Sala, Gaetano Urso
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of canine peripheral nerve sheath tumours (PNSTs) is challenging, and prognosis after surgical resection is considered poor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and the effectiveness of stereotactic radiotherapy of these tumours. METHODS: Ten dogs with clinical symptoms and MRI findings consistent with PNSTs of the brachial plexus, branches and nerve roots were treated with LINAC-based volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) with a dose of 35 Gy/5 fractions...
November 25, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
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