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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793057/ellagic-acid-protects-from-myelin-associated-sphingolipid-loss-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Rebeca Busto, Jorge Serna, Aránzazu Perianes-Cachero, Rocío Quintana-Portillo, David García-Seisdedos, Alberto Canfrán-Duque, Carlos L Paino, Milagros Lerma, María E Casado, Antonia Martín-Hidalgo, Eduardo Arilla-Ferreiro, Miguel A Lasunción, Óscar Pastor
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most common model for multiple sclerosis, is characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration into the central nervous system and demyelination. Previous studies have demonstrated that administration of some polyphenols may reduce the neurological alterations of EAE. In this work, we show that ellagic acid, a polyphenolic compound, is beneficial in EAE, most likely through stimulation of ceramide biosynthesis within the brain. EAE was induced in Lewis rats by injection of guinea-pig spinal cord tissue along with Freund's complete adjuvant containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
May 21, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790837/modulation-of-spinal-motor-networks-by-astrocyte-derived-adenosine-is-dependent-on-d1-like-dopamine-receptor-signalling
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David Acton, Matthew J Broadhead, Gareth Brian Miles
Astrocytes modulate many neuronal networks, including spinal networks responsible for the generation of locomotor behaviour. Astrocytic modulation of spinal motor circuits involves release of ATP from astrocytes, hydrolysation of ATP to adenosine, and subsequent activation of neuronal A1 adenosine receptors (A1Rs). The net effect of this pathway is a reduction in the frequency of locomotor-related activity. Recently, it was proposed that A1Rs modulate burst frequency by blocking the D1-like dopamine receptor (D1LR) signalling pathway; however, adenosine also modulates ventral horn circuits by dopamine-independent pathways...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789705/the-short-term-effect-of-ultrasound-and-peripheral-nerve-stimulator-guided-femoral-nerve-block-with-phenol-on-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Yasin Demir, Ayça Uran Şan, Serdar Kesikburun, Evren Yaşar, Bilge Yılmaz
STUDY DESIGN: A pre-post descriptive study. OBJECTIVES: To examine the immediate effects of ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block with phenol (UGFNBwP) in managing the lower limb spasticity of individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Ankara, Turkey. METHODS: Nineteen patients with traumatic SCI presenting with lower extremity spasticity were treated with UGFNBwP. Modified Ashworth Scale of hip flexion and knee extension, functional independence measure motor subscale, difficulty of catheterization, hygiene score, spasm frequency, sleep quality, and patient satisfaction (PS) were measured in all patients prior to treatment, in the first week and second month...
May 22, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789403/the-mauthner-cell-in-a-fish-with-top-performance-and-yet-flexibly-tuned-c-starts-i-identification-and-comparative-morphology
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Peter Machnik, Kathrin Leupolz, Sabine Feyl, Wolfram Schulze, Stefan Schuster
Archerfish use two powerful C-starts: One to escape threats, the other to secure prey that they have downed with a shot of water. The two C-starts are kinematically equivalent, are variable in both phases, and the predictive C-starts - used in hunting - are adjusted in the angle of turning and in the final linear speed to where and when their prey will hit the water surface. Presently nothing is known about the circuits that drive the archerfish C-starts. As the starting point for a neuroethological analysis, we first explored the presence and morphology of any paired Mauthner cell, a key cell in the teleost fast-start system...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788960/ecto-5-nucleotidase-cd73-attenuates-inflammation-after-spinal-cord-injury-by-promoting-macrophages-microglia-m2-polarization-in-mice
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Shun Xu, Wei Zhu, Minghao Shao, Fan Zhang, Ji Guo, Haocheng Xu, Jianyuan Jiang, Xiaosheng Ma, Xinlei Xia, Xiuling Zhi, Ping Zhou, Feizhou Lu
BACKGROUND: Immune activation, specifically activation of macrophages and resident microglia, leading to inflammation is a key component in the progression of spinal cord injury (SCI). Macrophages/microglia exist in two states-the classically activated M1 phenotype that confers pro-inflammatory effects or the alternatively activated M2 phenotype that confers anti-inflammatory effects. Ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73) is an immunosuppressive molecule intricately involved in adaptive and innate immune responses and is able to dephosphorylate AMP to adenosine...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788145/long-term-outcome-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-20-years-of-experience-with-224-consecutive-patients
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Mette Nissen, Tiina-Mari Ikäheimo, Jukka Huttunen, Ville Leinonen, Mikael von Und Zu Fraunberg
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a challenging condition that lacks a curative treatment. In selected patients, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has provided a satisfactory outcome. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of SCS in FBSS, as measured by (1) the explantation rate, (2) complications, and (3) patient satisfaction with the global perceived effect (GPE). METHODS: We studied 224 consecutive FBSS patients who underwent an SCS trial with surgically implanted leads at our hospital between January 1996 and December 2014...
May 21, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786465/trunk-stability-enabled-by-non-invasive-spinal-electrical-stimulation-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Mrinal Rath, Albert H Vette, Shyamsundar Ramasubramaniam, Kun Li, Joel Burdick, Victor Reggie Edgerton, Yury Gerasimenko, Dimitry Sayenko
Electrical neuromodulation of spinal networks improves the control of movement of the paralyzed limbs after spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the potential of non-invasive spinal stimulation to facilitate postural trunk control during sitting in humans with SCI has not been investigated. We hypothesized that transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the lumbosacral enlargement can improve trunk posture. Eight participants with non-progressive SCI, C3-T9, AIS A or C, performed different motor tasks during sitting...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777277/impact-of-muscle-atrophy-on-bone-metabolism-and-bone-strength-implications-for-muscle-bone-crosstalk-with-aging-and-disuse
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T Bettis, B-J Kim, M W Hamrick
Bone fractures in older adults are often preceded by a loss of muscle mass and strength. Likewise, bone loss with prolonged bed rest, spinal cord injury, or with exposure to microgravity is also preceded by a rapid loss of muscle mass. Recent studies using animal models in the setting of hindlimb unloading or botulinum toxin (Botox) injection also reveal that muscle loss can induce bone loss. Moreover, muscle-derived factors such as irisin and leptin can inhibit bone loss with unloading, and knockout of catabolic factors in muscle such as the ubiquitin ligase Murf1 or the myokine myostatin can reduce osteoclastogenesis...
May 18, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774960/alteration-of-nociceptive-integration-in-the-spinal-cord-of-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Keri-Ann Charles, Frédéric Naudet, Rabia Bouali-Benazzouz, Marc Landry, Philippe De Deurwaerdère, Pascal Fossat, Abdelhamid Benazzouz
BACKGROUND: Pain is a major non motor symptom that contributes to impaired quality of life in PD. However, its mechanism is unknown. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: We sought to identify the pain phenotypes and parallel changes in spinal integration of peripheral stimuli in a rat model of PD induced by lesions of SN dopamine neurons, using behavioral plantar and von Frey tests as well as electrophysiology of the dorsal horn. RESULTS: We show that dopamine depletion by 6-OHDA induced hypersensitivity to mechanical and thermal stimuli...
May 18, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774436/management-of-erectile-dysfunction-and-infertility-in-the-male-spinal-cord-injury-patient
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REVIEW
Michael Fenstermaker, James M Dupree, Miriam Hadj-Moussa, Dana A Ohl
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Men with spinal cord injury (SCI) commonly suffer from erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory dysfunction. The literature regarding the causes and treatment of these two important problems was reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: Many of the erectile dysfunction treatments applied to able bodied individuals are also useful in the SCI population, although there are differences in the goals and results of treatment. Ejaculatory dysfunction can be treated with either penile vibratory stimulation or electroejaculation with high success rates...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771608/paced-breathing-and-phrenic-nerve-responses-evoked-by-epidural-stimulation-following-complete-high-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Tatiana Bezdudnaya, Michael A Lane, Vitaliy Marchenko
Spinal cord injury (SCI) at the level of cervical segments often results in life-threatening respiratory complications and requires long-term mechanical ventilator assistance. Thus, restoring diaphragm activity and regaining voluntary control of breathing are the primary clinical goals for patients with respiratory dysfunction following cervical SCI. Epidural stimulation (EDS) is a promising strategy that has been explored extensively for non-respiratory functions, and to a limited extent within the respiratory system...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771606/improved-motor-unit-number-estimate-when-motor-unit-alternation-is-addressed
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Bradley A DeForest, Jeffrey Winslow, Christine K Thomas
Motor unit number estimation (MUNE) is important for determining motoneuron survival with age or in conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or spinal cord injury. The original incremental method, or approaches introduced to minimize alternation (e.g. multiple point stimulation), are most commonly used but accept the limitation that alternation of motor units may still inflate the estimate. Alternation occurs because axon thresholds are probabilistic and overlap for different axons, therefore different combination of motor units may respond at a given stimulus intensity...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765188/influence-of-peripheral-magnetic-stimulation-of-soleus-muscle-on-h-and-m-waves
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Tadamitsu Matsuda, Taichi Kurayama, Miki Tagami, Yuji Fujino, Atsushi Manji, Yasuaki Kusumoto, Kazu Amimoto
[Purpose] This study evaluated the effects of repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation of the soleus muscle on spinal cord and peripheral motor nerve excitability. [Subjects and Methods] Twelve healthy adults (mean age 22 years) who provided written informed consent were administered repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation for 10 min. Pre-and post-stimulation latencies and amplitudes of H- and M-waves of the soleus muscle were measured using electromyography and compared using paired t-tests. [Results] Pre- and post-stimulation latencies (28...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763654/obturator-neuromodulation-with-laparoscopic-placement-of-an-obturator-lead-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-opioid-dependent-chronic-pelvic-pain-due-to-obturator-neuralgia
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Richard P Marvel
Chronic pelvic pain(CPP) is a common condition in women that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Some of the most severe forms of CPP are related to peripheral nerve injuries causing persistent neuropathic pain. This is a case of a young woman with severe opioid dependent chronic pelvic and right groin pain due to obturator neuralgia. She had failed a multitude of treatments including multiple medications, manual physical therapy, nerve blocks, surgical neurolysis and spinal cord stimulation without significant benefit...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760484/top-down-descending-facilitation-of-spinal-sensory-excitatory-transmission-from-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex
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Tao Chen, Wataru Taniguchi, Qi-Yu Chen, Hidetoshi Tozaki-Saitoh, Qian Song, Ren-Hao Liu, Kohei Koga, Tsuyoshi Matsuda, Yae Kaito-Sugimura, Jian Wang, Zhi-Hua Li, Ya-Cheng Lu, Kazuhide Inoue, Makoto Tsuda, Yun-Qing Li, Terumasa Nakatsuka, Min Zhuo
Spinal sensory transmission is under descending biphasic modulation, and descending facilitation is believed to contribute to chronic pain. Descending modulation from the brainstem rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) has been the most studied, whereas little is known about direct corticospinal modulation. Here, we found that stimulation in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) potentiated spinal excitatory synaptic transmission and this modulation is independent of the RVM. Peripheral nerve injury enhanced the spinal synaptic transmission and occluded the ACC-spinal cord facilitation...
May 14, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758384/disruption-of-shp1-nmda-receptor-signaling-in-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn-alleviated-inflammatory-pain
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Li Yang, Hu-Hu Bai, Zi-Yang Zhang, Jiang-Ping Liu, Zhan-Wei Suo, Xian Yang, Xiao-Dong Hu
Src-homology 2 domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase-1 (SHP1) is one of the non-receptor-like phosphatases that are highly enriched in hematopoietic cells. Although accumulating evidence has implicated the protein tyrosine phosphatases in the regulation of nociceptive transmission and plasticity, it is largely unknown whether SHP1 was expressed in pain-related spinal cord dorsal horn and engaged in the synaptic modification of nociceptive signals. Here we found that SHP1 was present in spinal neurons of rats and functionally coupled to GluN2A subunit-containing N-methyl-d-aspartate subtype of glutamate receptors, one of the key players in central sensitization of nociceptive behaviors...
April 30, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757756/extraforaminal-lumbar-nerve-root-stimulation-for-neuropathic-pain-a-case-report
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Shunsuke Ishizaka, Mami Tsuda, Eiichirou Urasaki
Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord is commonly used to treat neuropathic pain. However, epidural space adhesion caused by previous surgery may interfere with precise electrical lead placement. We here report a case of successful placement of electrical leads via an extraforaminal approach in the management of recurrent pain after primary spinal cord stimulation. Extraforaminal nerve root stimulation may be an alternative choice for repeated epidural spinal cord stimulation in cases of recurrent neuropathic pain...
May 11, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755338/a-review-of-the-pedunculopontine-nucleus-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Isobel T French, Kalai A Muthusamy
The pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) is situated in the upper pons in the dorsolateral portion of the ponto-mesencephalic tegmentum. Its main mass is positioned at the trochlear nucleus level, and is part of the mesenphalic locomotor region (MLR) in the upper brainstem. The human PPN is divided into two subnuclei, the pars compacta (PPNc) and pars dissipatus (PPNd), and constitutes both cholinergic and non-cholinergic neurons with afferent and efferent projections to the cerebral cortex, thalamus, basal ganglia (BG), cerebellum, and spinal cord...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752872/functional-neuroimaging-of-nociceptive-and-pain-related-activity-in-the-spinal-cord-and-brain-insights-from-neurovascular-coupling-studies
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Thierry Paquette, Renaud Jeffrey-Gauthier, Hugues Leblond, Mathieu Piché
Spinal cord and brain processes underlie pain perception, which produces systemic cardiovascular changes. In turn, the autonomic nervous system regulates vascular function in the spinal cord and brain in order to adapt to these systemic changes, while neuronal activity induces local vascular changes. Thus, autonomic regulation and pain processes in the brain and spinal cord are tightly linked and interrelated. The objective of this topical review is to discuss work on neurovascular coupling during nociceptive processing in order to highlight supporting evidence and limitations for the use of cerebral and spinal fMRI to investigate pain mechanisms and spinal nociceptive processes...
May 12, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752242/automated-fes-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-following-stroke-and-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Edmund F Hodkin, Yuming Lei, Jonathan Humby, Isabel S Glover, Supriyo Choudhury, Hrishikesh Kumar, Monica A Perez, Helen Rodgers, Andrew Jackson
Neurorehabilitation aims to induce beneficial neural plasticity in order to restore function following injury to the nervous system. There is an increasing evidence that appropriately timed functional electrical stimulation (FES) can promote associative plasticity, but the dosage is critical for lasting functional benefits. Here, we present a novel approach to closed-loop control of muscle stimulation for the rehabilitation of reach-to-grasp movements following stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI). We developed a simple, low-cost device to deliver assistive stimulation contingent on users' self-initiated movements...
May 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
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