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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324788/primary-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-and-its-mimicking-diseases-clinical-features-outcome-comorbidities-and-diagnostic-results-a-case-control-study
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J Becker, P A Horn, K Keyvani, I Metz, C Wegner, W Brück, F M Heinemann, J C Schwitalla, P Berlit, M Kraemer
OBJECTIVES: To compare clinical features and outcome, imaging characteristics, biopsy results and laboratory findings in a cohort of 69 patients with suspected or diagnosed primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) in adults; to identify risk factors and predictive features for PCNSV. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a case-control-study including 69 patients referred with suspected PCNSV from whom 25 were confirmed by predetermined diagnostic criteria based on biopsy (72%) or angiography (28%)...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323403/discovery-of-potent-antiallodynic-agents-for-neuropathic-pain-targeting-p2x3-receptors
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Young-Hwan Jung, Yong-Chul Kim, Yeo Ok Kim, Hai Lin, Joong-Heui Cho, Jin-Hee Park, So-Deok Lee, Jinsu Bae, Koon Mook Kang, Yoon Gyoon Kim, Ae Nim Pae, Hyojin Ko, Chul-Seung Park, Myung Ha Yoon
Antagonism of the P2X3 receptor is one of the potential therapeutic strategies for the management of neuropathic pain because P2X3 receptors are predominantly localized on small to medium diameter C- and Aδ-fiber primary afferent neurons, which are related to the pain-sensing system. In this study, 5-hydroxy pyridine derivatives were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their in vitro biological activities by two-electrode voltage clamp assay at hP2X3 receptors. Among the novel hP2X3 receptor antagonists, intrathecal treatment of compound 29 showed parallel efficacy with pregabalin (calcium channel modulator) and higher efficacy than AF353 (P2X3 receptor antagonist) in the evaluation of its antiallodynic effects in spinal nerve ligation rats...
March 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320113/alzheimer-s-disease-elevated-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-is-mostly-of-systemic-origin
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Veronika Lang, Marietta Zille, Carmen Infante-Duarte, Sven Jarius, Holger Jahn, Friedemann Paul, Klemens Ruprecht, Ana Luisa Pina
Pigment-epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is a neurotrophic factor with neuroprotective, anti-tumorigenic, and anti-angiogenic effects. Elevated levels of PEDF have previously been proposed as a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker for Alzheimer's disease. However, the origin of PEDF in CSF, i.e. whether it is derived from the brain or from the systemic circulation, and the specificity of this finding hitherto remained unclear. Here, we analyzed levels of PEDF in paired CSF and serum samples by ELISA in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD, n=12), frontotemporal dementia (FTD, n=6), vascular dementia (n=4), bacterial meningitis (n=8), multiple sclerosis (n=32), pseudotumor cerebri (n=36), and diverse non-inflammatory neurological diseases (n=19)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320042/calcium-channel-modulation-as-a-target-in-chronic-pain-control
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Ryan Patel, Carlota Montagut-Bordas, Anthony H Dickenson
Neuropathic pain remains poorly treated for large numbers of patients and little progress has been made in developing novel classes of analgesics. To redress this issue, ziconotide (Prialt(TM) ) was developed and approved as a first in class synthetic version of ω-conotoxin MVIIA, a Cav 2.2 peptide blocker. Unfortunately, the impracticalities of intrathecal delivery, low therapeutic index and severe neurological side effects associated with ziconotide has restricted its use to exceptional circumstances. Ziconotide exhibits no state or use dependent block of Cav 2...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319872/intrathecal-baclofen-bolus-reduces-exaggerated-extensor-coactivation-during-pre-swing-and-early-swing-of-gait-after-acquired-brain-injury
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John W Chow, Stuart A Yablon, Dobrivoje S Stokic
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the concurrent activation of rectus femoris (RF) and medial gastrocnemius (MG) muscles (extensor coactivation) during gait in subjects with pronounced resting hypertonia after acquired brain injury (ABI) and examine changes after intrathecal baclofen (ITB) bolus injection. METHODS: Magnitude and duration of extensor coactivation during different phases of gait were assessed by recording gait kinematics and activity in bilateral RF and MG muscles in 18 controls and 18 ABI subjects before and at 2, 4, and 6h after a 50-μg ITB injection...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319551/a-contemporary-medicolegal-analysis-of-implanted-devices-for-chronic-pain-management
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Christopher R Abrecht, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Richard D Urman, James P Rathmell
BACKGROUND: Analysis of closed malpractice claims allows the study of rare but serious complications and likely results in improved patient safety by raising awareness of such complications. Clinical studies and closed claims analyses have previously reported on the common complications associated with intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) and spinal cord stimulators (SCS). This study provides a contemporary analysis of claims from within the past 10 years. METHODS: We performed a closed claims analysis for a period January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 for cases with pain medicine as the primary service...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317070/lumbar-translaminar-fenestration-for-insertion-of-intrathecal-baclofen-catheter-a-novel-technique
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Manraj K S Heran, Hisham Al-Shikarchy, Carolyn Chowne
Intrathecal baclofen has long been known to be an efficacious treatment of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Test bolus administration is often necessary to ensure patients will benefit from this treatment. The introduction of a intrathecal catheter for test bolus administration can prove challenging in a subset of this population, particularly those who have received surgery with postoperative spinal fusion masses. We outline a novel technique of inserting a spinal catheter for test bolus administration in a patient with a postoperative fusion mass whereby a fenestration is created through the lamina using an osteotomy needle...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315477/magnetic-but-not-non-magnetic-reduced-graphene-oxide-in-spinal-cord-increases-nociceptive-neuronal-responsiveness
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Luis Paulo Manzo, Helder Ceragioli, Ivan José Bonet, Catarine Massucato Nishijima, Willians Fernando Vieira, Elaine Conceição Oliveira, João-Batista Destro-Filho, César Renato Sartori, Claudia Herrera Tambeli, Carlos Amilcar Parada
The interference between external magnetic fields and neurophysiology is not new, however, the role of the neuronal magnetic field remains unclear. This study aimed at investigating a possible role of the neuronal magnetic field in nociception. Highly and poorly magnetic reduced graphene oxide (rGO) were injected intrathecally in rats. Nociceptive responsiveness was greater in rats that received highly magnetic-rGO in von Frey electronic or intraplantar capsaicin tests. Furthermore, in vitro experiments demonstrated that the number of KCl-responsive DRG-neurons was greater when treated with highly magnetic-rGO when compared with non-magnetic-rGO...
March 14, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315230/clinical-outcome-and-molecular-characterization-of-brain-metastases-from-esophageal-and-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Michele Ghidini, Fausto Petrelli, Jens Claus Hahne, Annamaria De Giorgi, Laura Toppo, Claudio Pizzo, Margherita Ratti, Sandro Barni, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Gianluca Tomasello
The aim of the study was to collect the available data on central nervous system (CNS) metastases from esophageal and gastric cancer. A PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science, LILACS, Ovid and Cochrane Library search was performed. Thirty-seven studies including 779 patients were considered. Among the data extracted, treatment of tumor and brain metastases (BMs), time to BMs development, number and subsite, extracerebral metastases rate, median overall survival (OS) and prognostic factors were included. For esophageal cancer, the median OS from diagnosis of BMs was 4...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306698/oral-application-of-magnesium-l-threonate-attenuates-vincristine-induced-allodynia-and-hyperalgesia-by-normalization-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Ting Xu, Dai Li, Xin Zhou, Han-Dong Ouyang, Li-Jun Zhou, Hang Zhou, Hong-Mei Zhang, Xu-Hong Wei, Guosong Liu, Xian-Guo Liu
BACKGROUND: Antineoplastic agents, including vincristine, often induce neuropathic pain and magnesium deficiency clinically, but the causal link between them has not been determined. No drug is available for treating this form of neuropathic pain. METHODS: Injection of vincristine (0.1 mg · kg · day, intraperitoneally, for 10 days) was used to induce nociceptive sensitization, which was accessed with von Frey hairs and the plantar tester in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306606/spinal-microglial-p2x4-receptor-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-signaling-regulates-nicotine-withdrawal-induced-hyperalgesia
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Xiaodi Zhang, Pengcheng Xu, Chengbao Li, Wenchao Zhu, Shanshan Wu, Ailan Yu, Yonghong Ding, Qinghe Wang, Zongwang Zhang
Nicotine withdrawal (NTW) has been shown to increase pain sensitivity. However, the pathogenesis of NTW-induced hyperalgesia syndrome is unknown. Microglial activation, with increased expression of the P2X4 receptor (P2X4R) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) as important markers, is associated with hyperalgesia; therefore, these markers may represent an unprecedented target to prevent hyperalgesia. In this study, we explored the contributions of spinal microglial P2X4R-BDNF signaling in NTW-induced hyperalgesia...
March 16, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302538/protective-effects-of-garcinol-against-neuropathic-pain-evidence-from-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies
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Yi-Wei Wang, Xiang Zhang, Chun-Long Chen, Qing-Zhen Liu, Jia-Wen Xu, Qing-Qing Qian, Wei-Yan Li, Yan-Ning Qian
Neuroinflammatory processes have a vital role in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. Garcinol, harvested from Garcinia indica, is known to exert potent anti-inflammatory properties. Recent studies have indicated that Garcinol may inhibit activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) by inhibiting NF-κB/p65 acetylation. These findings prompted us to evaluate the protective effects of Garcinol in the lumbar fifth spinal nerve ligation (SNL)-induced rat model of neuropathic pain and Lipopolysaccharide(LPS)-stimulated primary cultured microglia...
March 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302458/the-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-pretreatment-on-the-pro-and-anti-inflammation-systems-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Hui Rong, Zhibin Zhao, Jiying Feng, Yishan Lei, Hao Wu, Rao Sun, Zuoxia Zhang, Bailing Hou, Wei Zhang, YuE Sun, Xiaoping Gu, Zhengliang Ma, Yue Liu
Excessive inflammatory responses play important roles in the aggravation of secondary damage to an injured spinal cord. Dexmedetomidine (DEX), a selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist, has recently been implied to be neuroprotective in clinical anesthesia, but the underlying mechanism is elusive. As signaling through Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and nicotinic receptors (nAChRs, notably α7nAChR) play important roles in the pro- and anti-inflammation systems in the central nervous system, respectively, this study investigated whether and how they were modulated by DEX pretreatment in a rat model of spinal cord compression...
March 14, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301885/geburtshilfe-kombinierte-spinal-epidural-analgesie-cse
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Jan Wallenborn, Thorsten Artmann, Peter Kranke
Due to intrathecal application, CSE combines rapid response with adequate analgesia with the possibility of providing unlimited neuraxial obstetrical pain relief via the indwelling epidural catheter. The superiority of CSE over EDA lies above all in its rapid action, excellent analgesia, lack of motor blockade after a single intrathecal opioid administration, lower rate of unilateral blockages and less need for subsequent epidural injections. The most common side effect is pruritus, which is harmless and usually does not require any therapeutic intervention...
March 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300633/the-medullary-dorsal-reticular-nucleus-as-a-relay-for-descending-pronociception-induced-by-the-mglur5-in-the-rat-infralimbic-cortex
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Ana David-Pereira, Boriss Sagalajev, Hong Wei, Armando Almeida, Antti Pertovaara, Filipa Pinto-Ribeiro
Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) activation in the infralimbic cortex (IL) induces pronociceptive behavior in healthy and monoarthritic rats. Here we studied whether the medullary dorsal reticular nucleus (DRt) and the spinal TRPV1 are mediating the IL/mGluR5-induced spinal pronociception and whether the facilitation of pain behavior is correlated with changes in spinal dorsal horn neuron activity. For drug administrations, all animals had a cannula in the IL as well as a cannula in the DRt or an intrathecal catheter...
March 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298911/autoantibodies-against-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subunit-nr1-untangling-apparent-inconsistencies-for-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Hannelore Ehrenreich
This viewpoint review provides an integrative picture of seemingly contradictory work published on N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor 1 (NMDAR1) autoantibodies (AB). Based on the present state of knowledge, it gives recommendations for the clinical decision process regarding immunosuppressive treatment. Brain antigen-directed AB in general and NMDAR1-AB in particular belong to a preexisting autoimmune repertoire of mammals including humans. Specific autoimmune reactive B cells may get repeatedly (perhaps transiently) boosted by various potential stimulants (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298849/multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-meningitis-treated-by-intrathecal-colistin
#17
Rajesh K Singh, Sanjeev K Bhoi, Jayantee Kalita, Usha K Misra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298786/comparison-of-dexmedetomidine-and-magnesium-sulfate-as-adjuvants-with-ropivacaine-for-spinal-anesthesia-in-infraumbilical-surgeries-and-postoperative-analgesia
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Reena Makhni, Joginder Pal Attri, Payal Jain, Veena Chatrath
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative pain is a major cause of fear and anxiety in hospitalized patients and so if patients remain pain-free during this period, they can cooperate with the circumstances well, leading to early recovery. Over the last two decades, there has been considerable revival of interest in the use of regional anesthesia techniques for surgery and pain management. As very few studies have been conducted using ropivacaine with dexmedetomidine and magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) as adjuvants, the present study was undertaken with primary aims to compare the hemodynamic stability, onset and duration of sensory and motor block and with secondary aims of the postoperative analgesic effect of dexmedetomidine and MgSO4 along with ropivacaine...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298035/effect-of-intrathecal-milrinone-injection-via-lumbar-catheter-on-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Masaomi Koyanagi, Hitoshi Fukuda, Benjamin Lo, Minami Uezato, Yoshitaka Kurosaki, Nobutake Sadamasa, Akira Handa, Masaki Chin, Sen Yamagata
OBJECTIVE Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is an important complication after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Although intrathecal milrinone injection via lumbar catheter to prevent DCI has been previously reported to be safe and feasible, its effectiveness remains unknown. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether intrathecal milrinone injection treatment after aSAH significantly reduced the incidence of DCI. METHODS The prospectively maintained aSAH database was used to identify patients treated between January 2010 and December 2015...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296953/a-numerical-investigation-of-intrathecal-isobaric-drug-dispersion-within-the-cervical-subarachnoid-space
#20
Per Thomas Haga, Giulia Pizzichelli, Mikael Mortensen, Miroslav Kuchta, Soroush Heidari Pahlavian, Edoardo Sinibaldi, Bryn A Martin, Kent-Andre Mardal
Intrathecal drug and gene vector delivery is a procedure to release a solute within the cerebrospinal fluid. This procedure is currently used in clinical practice and shows promise for treatment of several central nervous system pathologies. However, intrathecal delivery protocols and systems are not yet optimized. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of injection parameters on solute distribution within the cervical subarachnoid space using a numerical platform. We developed a numerical model based on a patient-specific three dimensional geometry of the cervical subarachnoid space with idealized dorsal and ventral nerve roots and denticulate ligament anatomy...
2017: PloS One
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