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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638693/management-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-inflammatory-arthritis-involvement-of-surgical-procedures
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Rory C O'Connor, Fiona Fawthrop, Rami Salha, Andrew J Sidebottom
Many conditions may affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), but its incidence in individual joint diseases is low. However, inflammatory arthropathies, particularly rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, appear to have a propensity for affecting the joint. Symptoms include pain, restriction in mouth opening, locking, and noises, which together can lead to significant impairment. Jaw rest, a soft diet, a bite splint, and medical therapy, including disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and simple analgesia, are the bedrock of initial treatment and will improve most symptoms in most patients...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627793/increased-sympathetic-outflow-induces-adaptation-to-acute-experimental-pain
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Lior Dayan, Uri Hochberg, Hadas Nahman-Averbuch, Silviu Brill, Jacob N Ablin, Giris Jacob
BACKGROUND: There are interrelationships between the autonomic nervous system and pain. This study aims to explore the effect of different autonomic manipulations on pain perception and modulation. METHODS: Twenty healthy subjects (10 men and 10 women, mean age 25±3) participate in this single-blinded, semi-randomized, controlled study, which included 2 study visits. Warm and heat pain thresholds, conditioned pain modulation and pain adaptation were tested before and after administration of phenylephrine, clonidine, yohimbine and saline...
June 19, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623463/hypotonicity-induced-cell-swelling-activates-trpa1
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Fumitaka Fujita, Kunitoshi Uchida, Yasunori Takayama, Yoshiro Suzuki, Masayuki Takaishi, Makoto Tominaga
Hypotonic solutions can cause painful sensations in nasal and ocular mucosa through molecular mechanisms that are not entirely understood. We clarified the ability of human TRPA1 (hTRPA1) to respond to physical stimulus, and evaluated the response of hTRPA1 to cell swelling under hypotonic conditions. Using a Ca(2+)-imaging method, we found that modulation of AITC-induced hTRPA1 activity occurred under hypotonic conditions. Moreover, cell swelling in hypotonic conditions evoked single-channel activation of hTRPA1 in a cell-attached mode when the patch pipette was attached after cell swelling under hypotonic conditions, but not before swelling...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622274/a-role-for-neurokinin-1-receptor-neurons-in-the-rostral-ventromedial-medulla-in-the-development-of-chronic-postthoracotomy-pain
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Sergey G Khasabov, Jeffrey Chi-Fei Wang, Donald A Simone, Gary R Strichartz
Thoracotomy results in chronic postoperative pain (CPTP) in half of the cases. Earlier findings in rat models of persistent post-surgical pain suggest that spinal pathways are critical for pain onset but not its maintenance. Descending systems from the brain stem modulate nociceptive transmission in the spinal cord and contribute to persistent pain, but their role in chronic postoperative pain has not been studied. Here, we ablated pronociceptive neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R)-expressing neurons in the rat rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) to identify their role in CPTP...
July 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618292/influence-of-transcutaneous-spinal-stimulation-on-human-ltp-like-pain-amplification-a-randomized-double-blind-study-in-volunteers
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L M Schweizer, P K Zahn, E M Pogatzki-Zahn, W Magerl, M Tegenthoff, C H Meyer-Frießem
OBJECTIVE: Transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) has been proven to affect nociceptive signal processing. We designed a randomized, double-blind, cross-over study to investigate whether tsDCS applied before or after inducing long-term potentiation-(LTP)-like hyperalgesia may decrease nociceptive sensitivity. METHODS: In healthy volunteers, tsDCS (2.5mA, 15min) was applied to the thoracic spine prior (n=14) or immediately following (n=12) electrical high-frequency stimulation (HFS) to the thigh, inducing hyperalgesia...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615966/acute-physiological-and-electrical-accentuation-of-vagal-tone-has-no-effect-on-pain-or-gastrointestinal-motility-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Jacob Juel, Christina Brock, Søren S Olesen, Adnan Madzak, Adam D Farmer, Qasim Aziz, Jens B Frøkjær, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
BACKGROUND: The effective management of pain in chronic pancreatitis (CP) remains a therapeutic challenge. Analgesic drugs, such as opioids, and the underlying pathology can impair gut function. The autonomic nervous system influences hormone secretion and gut motility. In healthy volunteers, electrical (using noninvasive transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation [t-VNS]) and physiological (using deep slow breathing [DSB]) modulation of parasympathetic tone results in pain attenuation and enhanced gut motility...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615963/frequency-dependent-changes-in-sensorimotor-and-pain-affective-systems-induced-by-empathy-for-pain
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Yoshimasa Motoyama, Katsuya Ogata, Sumio Hoka, Shozo Tobimatsu
BACKGROUND: Empathy for pain helps us to understand the pain of others indirectly. To better comprehend the processing of empathic pain, we report the frequency-dependent modulation of cortical oscillations induced by watching movies depicting pain using high-density electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and motor evoked potentials (MEP). METHODS: Event-related desynchronization of EEG and MEG was assessed while participants viewed videos of painful (needle) or neutral (cotton swab) situations...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607375/the-role-of-touch-in-regulating-inter-partner-physiological-coupling-during-empathy-for-pain
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Pavel Goldstein, Irit Weissman-Fogel, Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
The human ability to synchronize with other individuals is critical for the development of social behavior. Recent research has shown that physiological inter-personal synchronization may underlie behavioral synchrony. Nevertheless, the factors that modulate physiological coupling are still largely unknown. Here we suggest that social touch and empathy for pain may enhance interpersonal physiological coupling. Twenty-two romantic couples were assigned the roles of target (pain receiver) and observer (pain observer) under pain/no-pain and touch/no-touch conditions, and their ECG and respiration rates were recorded...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606089/alterations-of-anti-inflammatory-lipids-in-plasma-from-women-with-chronic-widespread-pain-a-case-control-study
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Niclas Stensson, Bijar Ghafouri, Björn Gerdle, Nazdar Ghafouri
BACKGROUND: Chronic widespread pain conditions (CWP) such as the pain associated with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are significant health problems with unclear aetiology. Although CWP and FMS can alter both central and peripheral pain mechanisms, there are no validated markers for such alterations. Pro- and anti-inflammatory components of the immune system such as cytokines and endogenous lipid mediators could serve as systemic markers of alterations in chronic pain. Lipid mediators associated with anti-inflammatory qualities - e...
June 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596533/breaking-barriers-to-novel-analgesic-drug-development
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REVIEW
Ajay S Yekkirala, David P Roberson, Bruce P Bean, Clifford J Woolf
Acute and chronic pain complaints, although common, are generally poorly served by existing therapies. This unmet clinical need reflects a failure to develop novel classes of analgesics with superior efficacy, diminished adverse effects and a lower abuse liability than those currently available. Reasons for this include the heterogeneity of clinical pain conditions, the complexity and diversity of underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, and the unreliability of some preclinical pain models. However, recent advances in our understanding of the neurobiology of pain are beginning to offer opportunities for developing novel therapeutic strategies and revisiting existing targets, including modulating ion channels, enzymes and G-protein-coupled receptors...
June 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594885/effect-of-a-new-formulation-of-micronized-and-ultramicronized-n-palmitoylethanolamine-in-a-tibia-fracture-mouse-model-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Roberta Fusco, Enrico Gugliandolo, Michela Campolo, Maurizio Evangelista, Rosanna Di Paola, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS-I) is a disabling and frequently chronic condition. It involves the extremities and is a frequent consequence of distal tibia and radius fractures. The inflamed appearance of the affected CRPS-I limb suggests that local production of inflammatory mediators may be implicated in the ensuing etiology. A rodent tibia fracture model, characterized by inflammation, chronic unilateral hindlimb warmth, edema, protein extravasation, allodynia and hyperalgesia resembles the clinical features of patients with acute CRPS-I...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593174/current-evidence-for-a-role-of-neuropeptides-in-the-regulation-of-autophagy
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Catalani, Clara De Palma, Cristiana Perrotta, Davide Cervia
Neuropeptides drive a wide diversity of biological actions and mediate multiple regulatory functions involving all organ systems. They modulate intercellular signalling in the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as the cross talk among nervous and endocrine systems. Indeed, neuropeptides can function as peptide hormones regulating physiological homeostasis (e.g., cognition, blood pressure, feeding behaviour, water balance, glucose metabolism, pain, and response to stress), neuroprotection, and immunomodulation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590310/medical-management-of-endometriosis
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Saima Rafique, Alan H Decherney
Endometriosis is a chronic medical condition that affects around 6% to 10% of reproductive age women. Pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and infertility are the most common presenting symptoms. The disease is characterized by estrogen-dependent growth of the endometrial glands and stroma outside the endometrial cavity. The diagnosis requires a high degree of suspicion and can be only confirmed on histopathology. Treatment includes medical and surgical options. Both hormonal and nonhormonal medical options are available and are tried at first with a goal to control pain and stop the growth of the endometriotic lesions...
June 5, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587921/cxcl1-cxcr2-signaling-in-pathological-pain-role-in-peripheral-and-central-sensitization
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REVIEW
Rangel L Silva, Alexandre H Lopes, Rafaela M Guimarães, Thiago M Cunha
Pathological pain conditions can be triggered after peripheral nerve injury and/or inflammation. It is associated with plasticity of nociceptive pathway in which pain is prolonged even after healing of the injured tissue. Generally combinations of analgesic drugs are not sufficient to achieve selective palliation from chronic pain, besides causing a greater number of side effects. In order to identify novel alternatives for more effective treatments, it is necessary to clarify the underlying mechanisms of pathological pain...
June 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587505/chronic-cervical-radiculopathic-pain-is-associated-with-increased-excitability-and-hyperpolarization-activated-current-ih-in-large-diameter-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
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Da-Lu Liu, Xu Wang, Wen-Guang Chu, Na Lu, Wen-Juan Han, Yi-Kang Du, San-Jue Hu, Zhan-Tao Bai, Sheng-Xi Wu, Rou-Gang Xie, Ceng Luo
Cervical radiculopathic pain is a very common symptom that may occur with cervical spondylosis. Mechanical allodynia is often associated with cervical radiculopathic pain and is inadequately treated with current therapies. However, the precise mechanisms underlying cervical radiculopathic pain-associated mechanical allodynia have remained elusive. Compelling evidence from animal models suggests a role of large-diameter dorsal root ganglion neurons and plasticity of spinal circuitry attached with Aβ fibers in mediating neuropathic pain...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578642/studies-on-solubility-enhancement-of-poorly-soluble-nsaid-by-dual-approach-of-melt-granulation-and-micro-environmental-ph-modulation
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Abhijeet Kadam, Namita D Desai
The present work describes the role of melt granulation and microenvironmental pH modulation technique in solubility enhancement of a poorly water soluble NSAID, Aceclofenac (ACL). ACL is a BCS Class II drug showing dissolution rate limited absorption and pH dependent solubility, with higher solubility at alkaline pH. The limited solubility of ACL affects drug absorption and hence, therapeutic effect as the drug is indicated in conditions of pain where rapid onset of action is desired. Solubility enhancement of ACL was carried out by melt granulation technique using Gelucire 50/13 as molten carrier...
April 13, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575334/characterization-of-peripheral-and-central-sensitization-after-dorsal-root-ganglion-intervention-in-patients-with-unilateral-lumbosacral-radicular-pain-a-prospective-pilot-study
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V Mehta, S Snidvongs, B Ghai, R Langford, T Wodehouse
Background.: Quantitative sensory testing (QST) has been used to predict the outcome of epidural steroid injections in lumbosacral radicular pain and has the potential to be an important tool in the selection of appropriate treatment (such as epidural steroid injections vs surgery) for patients with chronic radicular pain. In addition, QST assists in identification of the pain pathways of peripheral and central sensitization in selected groups of patients. Methods.: Twenty-three patients were given dorsal root ganglion (DRG) infiltration with local anaesthesia and steroid ('DRG block'), and those who demonstrated at least 50% pain relief were offered pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) to the DRG...
June 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573748/conditioned-pain-modulation-dampens-the-thermal-grill-illusion
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D E Harper, M Hollins
BACKGROUND: The thermal grill illusion (TGI) refers to the perception of burning heat and often pain that arises from simultaneous cutaneous application of innocuous warm and cool stimuli. This study utilized conditioned pain modulation (CPM) to help elucidate the TGI's underlying neural mechanisms, including the debated role of ascending nociceptive signals in generating the illusion. METHODS: To trigger CPM, subjects placed the left hand in noxious cold (6 °C) water before placing the right volar forearm onto a thermal grill...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554374/conditioned-pain-modulation-among-young-healthy-and-physically-active-african-american-and-non-hispanic-white-adults
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Masataka Umeda, Cierra Griffin, Austin Cross, Carla Heredia, Akiko Okifuji
OBJECTIVE: Research shows that African American (AA) adults experience more severe and frequent pain compared to non-Hispanic White (NHW) adults. Additionally, experimental studies demonstrate that AA adults exhibit less efficient central pain inhibition compared to NHW adults, which may partially explain the racial/ethnic disparities in pain. Evidence suggests that regular physical activity (PA) may help improve central pain inhibition, but research shows that AA adults engage in less PA, and are less likely to meet PA guidelines for health promotion compared to NHW adults...
July 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552056/the-orexinergic-hypocretin-system-and-nociception-an-update-to-supraspinal-mechanisms
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Ali Roohbakhsh, Mohaddeseh Sadat Alavi, Hassan Azhdari Zarmehri
Chronic pain is a multifaceted and complex condition that is divided into somatic, visceral, and neuropathic pain. Although opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs cause analgesia and are effective in the treatment of chronic pain, their utility is hampered by side effects, abuse potential, and development of tolerance to their pain-relieving effects. So, finding alternative analgesics with good efficacy and low side effects is of great interest and the orexinergic system is a potential candidate. Orexin-A and -B are exclusively expressed in the lateral hypothalamus and are involved in the feeding, sleep/wake cycle, cardiovascular function, hormone secretion, seizure, and pain modulation...
May 28, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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