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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231549/-mechanism-of-acupoint-transcutaneous-electric-stimulation-on-analgesic-anesthesia-in-the-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia-anorectal-operation
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Yufang Lin, Wei Yang, Yajuan Li, Yin Li, Qiuyu Tong, Wen Ma, Yijing Li, Weidong Shen
OBJECTIVE: To observe the regulatory effects of acupoint electric stimulation on the analgesic substances and the relevant indices of nerve-immunity-endocrine system in the patients undergoing general anesthesia anorectal operation. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-six patients undergoing hemorrhoids and anal fistula operation were randomized into three groups, 146 cases were included in the analysis. In the No.1 group (48 cases), the conventional intravenous general anesthesia was applied...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229212/acid-induced-experimental-muscle-pain-and-hyperalgesia-with-single-and-repeated-infusion-in-human-forearm
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Kelun Wang, Yi Luo, Toshiyuki Asaki, Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Brian E Cairns, Thomas Arendt-Nielsen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acid has long been thought to play an important role in the pain process. Animal study showed that repeated acid stimulation induced central sensitization. The purpose of the study is to investigate muscle pain and hyperalgesia evoked by intramuscular infusion of saline at different pH levels, and to compare the effect of a single versus repeated acid infusions. METHODS: Twenty healthy subjects received infusions of buffered saline (pH 5...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228056/back-and-neck-pain-and-function-in-females-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-follow-up-at-least-23-years-after-conservative-treatment-with-a-milwaukee-brace
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Ewa Misterska, Jakub Głowacki, Adam Okręt, Maria Laurentowska, Maciej Głowacki
We aimed to explore the long-term outcomes of back and neck pain and functionality in adult females with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), who had been treated with a Milwaukee brace, in a follow-up study a minimum of 23 years after the completion of the treatment, using radiological, clinical and socio-demographical data. Thirty AIS patients (scoliosis group-SG), were included in the study based on an extensive search of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic charts. All treatments were successfully completed between 1974 and 1990...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225253/an-analysis-of-the-neuropathic-pain-components-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Satoshi Ito, Daisuke Kobayashi, Akira Murasawa, Ichiei Narita, Kiyoshi Nakazono
Objective To analyze the neuropathic pain (NeP) components in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients and Methods The pain DETECT questionnaire (PD-Q) was completed by 300 RA patients (79 men, 221 women). Results Nine patients (3.0%) were categorized as likely NeP, 33 (11.0%) were categorized as possible NeP, and 258 (86.0%) were categorized as unlikely NeP. When we excluded patients with diabetes mellitus, spinal diseases, neurological diseases, and herpes zoster infection (conditions associated with NeP), 5 of the patients (1...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224922/neurons-and-satellite-glial-cells-in-adult-rat-lumbar-dorsal-root-ganglia-express-connexin-36
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E Martha Pérez Armendariz, Monica Norcini, Beatriz Hernández-Tellez, Andrés Castell-Rodríguez, Cristina Coronel-Cruz, Raquel Guerrero Alquicira, Alexandra Sideris, Esperanza Recio-Pinto
Previous studies have shown that following peripheral nerve injury there was a downregulation of the gap junction protein connexin 36 (Cx36) in the spinal cord; however, it is not known whether Cx36 protein is expressed in the dorsal root ganglia (DRGs), nor if its levels are altered following peripheral nerve injuries. Here we address these aspects in the adult rat lumbar DRG. Cx36 mRNA was detected using qRT-PCR, and Cx36 protein was identified in DRG sections using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and immunofluorescence (IF)...
December 7, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209161/electroacupuncture-attenuates-visceral-hypersensitivity-by-inhibiting-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway-in-the-descending-pain-modulation-system
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Juan Wan, Yi Ding, Adnan H Tahir, Manoj K Shah, Habibullah Janyaro, Xiaojing Li, Juming Zhong, Vitaly Vodyanoy, Mingxing Ding
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been used for treating visceral hypersensitivity (VH). However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. This study was aim to testify the effect of EA on ileitis-provoked VH, and to confirm whether EA attenuates VH through Janus kinase 2 (JAK2)/signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway in the periaqueductal gray (PAG)-the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM)-the spinal cord dorsal horn (SCDH) axis. Methods: Goats were anesthetized and laparotomized for injecting 2,4,6-trinitro-benzene-sulfonic acid (TNBS)-ethanol solution (30mg TNBS dissolved in 40% ethanol) into the ileal wall to induce VH...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208779/the-correlation-between-laboratory-markers-and-computed-tomography-severity-index-in-acute-appendicitis
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Yeliz Akturk, Serra Ozbal Gunes, Baki Hekimoglu
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate and to investigate the association of some laboratory markers with the stage of the acute appendicitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The hematological parameters (white blood cell count, red cell distribution width, platellet distribution width, mean corpuscular volume, and mean platelet volume values) and tomography scans of 200 patients who admitted to the emergency department with abdominal pain were retrospectively reviewed. Computed tomography grading about the severity of the cases was carried out by two radiologists, as grade 0 for normal appendix to grade 3 for perforated appencities...
October 25, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205874/establishment-of-experimental-autoimmune-prostatitis-model-by-t2-peptide-in-aluminium-hydroxide-adjuvant
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L Zhang, A U Ihsan, Y Cao, Y Cheng, X Zhou
A mouse model was developed to simulate the clinical features of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome using peptide (T2 ). Forty C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups of 10 mice each, averagely and randomly. T2 plus aluminium hydroxide adjuvant group was given subcutaneous injection with the emulsion mixture of T2 and aluminium hydroxide adjuvant, the T2 group with T2 , the aluminium hydroxide adjuvant group with aluminium hydroxide adjuvant and the normal control group with 0.9/% NaCl solution...
December 4, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205218/a-longitudinal-assessment-of-myoelectric-activity-postural-sway-and-low-back-pain-during-pregnancy
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Luciana S Moreira, Leonardo A Elias, Adriane B Gomide, Marcus F Vieira, Waldemar N DO Amaral
PURPOSE: The present study aimed at investigating the control of upright quiet standing in pregnant women throughout pregnancy, and whether low-back pain exerts influence on this motor task. METHODS: Myoelectric signals from postural muscles and stabilometric data were collected from 15 non-pregnant and 15 pregnant women during upright quiet standing. Electromyogram envelopes and center of pressure metrics were evaluated in the control group, as well as in pregnant women in their first and third trimester of pregnancy...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204454/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-patellofemoral-chondromalacia-is-there-a-role-for-t2-mapping
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Carola F van Eck, R Scott Kingston, John V Crues, F Daniel Kharrazi
Background: Patellofemoral pain is common, and treatment is guided by the presence and grade of chondromalacia. Purpose: To evaluate and compare the sensitivity and specificity in detecting and grading chondral abnormalities of the patella between proton density fat suppression (PDFS) and T2 mapping magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Study Design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. Methods: A total of 25 patients who underwent MRI of the knee with both a PDFS sequence and T2 mapping and subsequently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery were included...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204447/effects-of-lncrna-bc168687-sirna-on-diabetic-neuropathic-pain-mediated-by-p2x7-receptor-on-sgcs-in-drg-of-rats
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Chenglong Liu, Jia Tao, Hui Wu, Yixin Yang, Qiang Chen, Zeyu Deng, Jiandi Liu, Changshui Xu
Diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP), one of the early symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, relates to metabolic disorders induced by high blood glucose, neurotrophic vascular ischemia and hypoxia, and autoimmune factors. This study was aimed at exploring the effects of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) BC168687 siRNA on DNP mediated by P2X7 receptor on SGCs in DRG of rats. The mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) of rats, the expression levels of P2X7 mRNA and protein in the DRG, and nitric oxide (NO) in the serum were, respectively, detected in our study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204290/meningeal-carcinomatosis-and-spinal-cord-infiltration-caused-by-a-locally-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-in-a-cat
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Christoforos Posporis, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Olga Travetti, Maria Oliveira, Laura Polledo, Annette Wessmann
Case summary: A 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat was presented with acute non-painful hindlimb proprioceptive ataxia localising to T3-L3 spinal cord segments. MRI revealed paravertebral muscular hyperintensity on T2-weighted images at the level of T7-T8 vertebrae. The cat improved on conservative management but deteriorated 3 months later. Repeated MRI showed meningeal enhancement at the same level and hyperintensity of the paravertebral musculature extending to the right thoracic wall and pleural space on short tau inversion recovery images...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202955/serum-galectin-9-as-a-noninvasive-biomarker-for-the-detection-of-endometriosis-and-pelvic-pain-or-infertility-related-gynecologic-disorders
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Reka Brubel, Attila Bokor, Akos Pohl, Gabriella Krisztina Schilli, Laszlo Szereday, Reka Bacher-Szamuel, Janos Rigo, Beata Polgar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the usefulness of soluble galectin-9 (Gal-9) in the noninvasive laboratory diagnosis of endometriosis and various gynecologic disorders. DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. SETTING: University medical centers. PATIENT(S): A total of 135 women of reproductive age were involved in the study, 77 endometriosis patients, 28 gynecologic controls, and 30 healthy women. INTERVENTION(S): Diagnostic laparoscopy and collection of tissue biopsies, peritoneal cells, and native peripheral blood from different case groups of gynecology patients and healthy women...
December 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202878/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-nepali-versions-of-numerical-pain-rating-scale-and-global-rating-of-change
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Saurab Sharma, Joshna Palanchoke, Darren Reed, J Haxby Abbott
BACKGROUND: Pain intensity and patients' impression of global improvement are widely used patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical practice and research. They are commonly assessed using the Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and Global Rating of Change (GROC) questionnaires. The GROC is essential as an anchor for evaluating the psychometric properties of PROMs. Both of these PROMs are translated to many languages and have shown excellent psychometric properties. Their availability in Nepali would facilitate pain research and cross-cultural comparison of research findings...
December 4, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202311/quantitative-sensory-response-of-the-scm-muscle-on-sustained-low-level-activation-simulating-co-contractions-during-bruxing
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Lydia Eberhard, Sophia Terebesi, Nikolaos Nikitas Giannakopoulos, Daniel Hellmann, Hans-Jürgen Schindler, Marc Schmitter, Doreen Pfau
OBJECTIVE: Bruxism is discussed as an etiological factor in the pathogenesis of orofacial and cervical pain. As the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) is co-activated during clenching, our aim was to investigate, whether the muscle loading leads to peripheral or central sensitizations. DESIGN: In twenty-one healthy female volunteers, somatosensory profiles of the SCM were recorded according to the test battery of the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain (DFNS) prior to and after an isometric muscle exercise...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201845/k%C3%A3-mmell-s-disease-treated-with-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-minimum-1-year-follow-up
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Jae Won Park, Jong-Hwa Park, Hong Jun Jeon, Jong Young Lee, Byung Moon Cho, Se-Hyuck Park
Objective: To evaluate the radiographic and clinical outcomes of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) in patients with Kümmell's disease. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted for 19 vertebrae in 18 patients, between January 2012 and June 2016. A visual analogue scale (VAS) score was used to determine each patient's subjective level of pain (0=no pain to 10=severe pain) preoperative, immediately postoperative and at the last follow-up (at least 12 months after PVP)...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200900/genistein-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-neurotoxicity-and-improves-impaired-spatial-learning-and-memory-by-regulating-camp-creb-and-bdnf-trkb-pi3k-akt-signaling
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Tao Jiang, Xiu-Qin Wang, Chuan Ding, Xue-Lian Du
Anesthetics are used extensively in surgeries and related procedures to prevent pain. However, there is some concern regarding neuronal degeneration and cognitive deficits arising from regular anesthetic exposure. Recent studies have indicated that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB) are involved in learning and memory processes. Genistein, a plant-derived isoflavone, has been shown to exhibit neuroprotective effects. The present study was performed to examine the protective effect of genistein against isoflurane-induced neurotoxicity in rats...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195501/comt-genotype-and-non-recovery-after-a-whiplash-injury-in-a-northern-european-population
#18
Eric Rydman, Erika Comasco, H Pettersson, L Oreland, S Ponzer, C Ottosson
BACKGROUND: The COMT (Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase) gene may influence a person's vulnerability to develop long-term pain and some COMT single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may associate with patterns of acute or chronic pain. Many patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) suffer from long-term pain and other related symptoms, but it is less known if genetic factors play a role in the recovery process. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate whether self-reported non-recovery, including pain, was related to COMT genotype in patients with WAD...
December 1, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195062/compressive-stockings-after-hindfoot-and-ankle-surgery
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Florian Grubhofer, Sabrina Catanzaro, Regula Schüpbach, Mohamed A Imam, Stephan Wirth
BACKGROUND: Swelling and pain are common after foot and ankle procedures. We hypothesized that compressive stockings (CS) treatment after hindfoot surgery would positively influence patient outcomes. METHODS: We undertook this randomized controlled trial in 87 consecutive patients to analyze the clinical effect of CS after hindfoot and ankle surgery and evaluate CS-wearing compliance using sensors that were implanted into CS. Ankle swelling, pain status, quality of life (SF-36 score), and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Score (AOFAS) were set as the primary end points...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190962/wu-tou-decoction-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-via-suppressing-spinal-astrocytic-il-1r1-traf6-jnk-signaling
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Chao Wang, Xiangying Kong, Chunyan Zhu, Chunfang Liu, Danni Sun, Qionghong Xu, Zhiyun Mao, Qingxia Qin, Hongchang Su, Danqiao Wang, Xiaoliang Zhao, Na Lin
Neuropathic pain (NP) caused by nerve injuries continues to be an intractable challenge due to inadequate therapeutic strategies. Recent study demonstrated glia-induced neuro-inflammation in the spinal cord, especially the activation of astrocytes, plays an essential role in the development of NP, which opens new avenues for NP treatment. In this study, we explored the anti-hyperalgesia properties of Wu-tou decoction (WTD) and showed that WTD potently attenuates mechanical allodynia and heat hyperalgesia in lumbar 5 (L5) spinal nerve ligation (SNL)-induced NP without noticeable side effect or affecting basal pain perception of mice...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
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