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Cancer induced neuropathic pain

F Vandenbos, D Pop, C Perrotin, N Venissac, J Mouroux
INTRODUCTION: Lung resection for cancer is the cause of significant postoperative pain. The aim of this study was to determine whether pulmonary rehabilitation could induce a resurgence of pain. METHODS: In 2014 and 2015, pulmonary rehabilitation was offered to all patients referred to our institution after lung resection for cancer. Patients were assessed at entry and departure for nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain (DN4), for quality of life using questionnaire EORTC QlQ-C30 and for anxiety and depression (HAD questionnaire)...
October 12, 2016: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Wei Hao, Lei Chen, Li-Fang Wu, Fan Yang, Jian-Xiang Niu, Alan D Kaye, Shi-Yuan Xu
BACKGROUND: Cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP) is a common chronic pain characterized by 2 components, ongoing pain and breakthrough pain. Tanshinone IIA (TSN IIA) is a bioactive constituent of the traditional Chinese medicine Danshen, which has been reported to have an antinociceptive effect on neuropathic and inflammatory pain through downregulation of the late proinflammatory cytokine high-mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1). OBJECTIVE: To assess the antinociceptive effect of TSN IIA on CIBP...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Wen-Bo Kang, Qi Yang, Yan-Yan Guo, Lu Wang, Dong-Sheng Wang, Qiang Cheng, Xiao-Ming Li, Jun Tang, Jian-Ning Zhao, Gang Liu, Min Zhuo, Ming-Gao Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cancer pain, especially the one caused by metastasis in bones, is a severe type of pain. Pain becomes chronic unless its causes and consequences are resolved. With improvements in cancer detection and survival among patients, pain has been considered as a great challenge because traditional therapies are partially effective in terms of providing relief. Cancer pain mechanisms are more poorly understood than neuropathic and inflammatory pain states. Chronic inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain are influenced by NB001, an adenylyl cyclase 1 (AC1)-specific inhibitor with analgesic effects...
2016: Molecular Pain
Qian Huang, Xiao-Fang Mao, Hai-Yun Wu, Teng-Fei Li, Ming-Li Sun, Hao Liu, Yong-Xiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Aconiti brachypodi Radix (Xue-shang-yi-zhi-hao) has been prescribed to manage chronic pain, arthritis, and traumatic injuries. Bullatine A, a C20-diterpenoid alkaloid, is one of its principle effective compounds. This study aimed to investigate the anti-hypersensitivity of bullatine A in a variety of rat pain models and explore its mechanisms of action. METHODS: Rat neuropathic pain, inflammatory pain, diabetic neuropathic pain, and bone cancer pain models were used...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Robert L Askew, Karon F Cook, Francis J Keefe, Cindy J Nowinski, David Cella, Dennis A Revicki, Esi M Morgan DeWitt, Kaleb Michaud, Dace L Trence, Dagmar Amtmann
OBJECTIVES: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a consequence of many chronic conditions. This study aimed to develop an unidimensional NP scale with scores that represent levels of NP and distinguish between individuals with NP and non-NP conditions. METHODS: A candidate item pool of 42 pain quality descriptors was administered to participants with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, and cancer chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. A subset of pain quality descriptors (items) that best distinguished between participants with and those without NP conditions were identified...
July 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Yongming Xu, Guangxia Cheng, Yanrong Zhu, Xin Zhang, Shaofeng Pu, Junzhen Wu, Yingying Lv, Dongping Du
Paclitaxel (Taxol) is a powerful chemotherapy drug used in breast cancers, but it often causes neuropathic pain, leading to the early cessation of therapy and poor treatment outcomes. Approaches for the management of paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain are urgently needed. The involvement of spinal astrocytes in the pathogenesis of paclitaxel-induced neuropathy has been reported, but little is known about the role of fluorocitrate (FC), a selective inhibitor of astrocyte activation, during neuropathic pain related to paclitaxel treatment...
October 2016: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Bao-Chun Jiang, Tian Yang, Li-Na He, Yuan-Xiang Tao, Yong-Jing Gao
Spinal cord plays an important role in the transmission and modulation of nociceptive information. Global changes in gene expression in the spinal cord contribute to the induction and maintenance of neuropathic pain. Transcribed Ultraconserved Regions (T-UCRs), a novel class of long noncoding RNAs, can regulate gene expression at both transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels and are related to many human diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and heart diseases. In this study, we screened abnormal T-UCRs expression in the spinal cord under spinal nerve ligation (SNL)-induced neuropathic pain condition...
2016: Translational Perioperative and Pain Medicine
S Expósito Vizcaíno, J Casanova-Mollà, L Escoda, S Galán, J Miró
INTRODUCTION: The neuropathic pain is the most habitual problem in the neuropathy induced by chemotherapy (NIQ) and the one that more interferes in the quality of life of the patients. His precocious detection turns out to be fundamental to reduce or to eliminate the problems that from this one stem. The aims of this study were: 1) determine the incident and NIQ's characteristics and neuropathic pain in patients with mieloma multiple (MM) treated with bortezomib, and 2) to evaluate the impact of the neuropathic pain in the activities of the daily life (AVD)...
July 27, 2016: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
Jian-Nong Ma, Krista McFarland, Roger Olsson, Ethan S Burstein
Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain (CINP) remains a major unmet medical need. Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ)-selective agonists represent a novel strategy for treating CINP because they are neuroprotective and may also have anticancer activity. We confirmed that ERβ-selective agonists have antiallodynic effects in the spinal nerve ligation model of neuropathic pain. We then showed that structurally diverse ERβ-selective agonists also relieved allodynia in CINP caused by taxol, oxaliplatin, and vincristine...
September 21, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
Filipa Fontes, Susana Pereira, José Manuel Castro-Lopes, Nuno Lunet
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the prevalence of neurological complications among breast cancer patients at one and three years after diagnosis, and to identify factors associated with neuropathic pain (NP) and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort study including 475 patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer, recruited among those proposed for surgical treatment (Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Porto). Patients underwent a neurological evaluation and had their cognitive function assesses with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, before treatment and at one and three years after enrollment...
October 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Xin Zhao, Hui-Zhu Liu, Yu-Qiu Zhang
Cancer pain is one of the most common symptoms in patients with late stage cancer. Lung, breast and prostate carcinoma are the most common causes of pain from osseous metastasis. P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) is one of the subtypes of ATP-gated purinergic ion channel family, predominately distributed in microglia in the spinal cord. Activation of P2X7Rs in the spinal dorsal horn has been associated with release of proinflammatory cytokines from glial cells, causing increased neuronal excitability and exaggerated nociception...
June 25, 2016: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
T Berta, Y J Qadri, G Chen, R R Ji
Microglia are the resident immune cells in the spinal cord and brain. Mounting evidence suggests that activation of microglia plays an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic pain, including chronic orofacial pain. In particular, microglia contribute to the transition from acute pain to chronic pain, as inhibition of microglial signaling reduces pathologic pain after inflammation, nerve injury, and cancer but not baseline pain. As compared with inflammation, nerve injury induces much more robust morphologic activation of microglia, termed microgliosis, as shown by increased expression of microglial markers, such as CD11b and IBA1...
September 2016: Journal of Dental Research
K Olbrich, L Costard, C V Möser, K M J Syhr, T S King-Himmelreich, M C Wolters, A Schmidtko, G Geisslinger, E Niederberger
BACKGROUND: Cancer pain is associated with increased pain sensitivity to noxious (hyperalgesia) and normally innocuous (allodynia) stimuli due to activation of nociceptors by tumour-derived mediators or tumour infiltration of nerves. The pain sensitization is accompanied by modifications in gene expression, but specifically regulated genes are largely unknown. The 25 kDa synaptosomal-associated protein (SNAP-25) is involved in chemical neurotransmission at the synaptic cleft. Its inhibition by Botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) has been associated with antinociceptive effects in migraine, inflammatory and neuropathic pain...
June 15, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Cheng-Fu Wan, Li-Li Zheng, Yan Liu, Xue Yu
Oxaliplatin is a widely used anti-advanced colorectal cancer drug, while it could induce neuropathy. Houttuynia cordata Thunb (HCT) has a wide range of biological activities, such as anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, and immune regulation. In the present study, we investigated the effect of HCT on oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy in rat models. HCT (1000 mg/kg/day) significantly decreased the number of withdrawal responses and the withdrawal latency in oxaliplatin-treated rats. HCT could down-regulated the serum levels of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and macrophage inflammatory protein1-α (MIP-1α) in oxaliplatin-treated rats...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
Daniel L Hertz, Kouros Owzar, Sherrie Lessans, Claudia Wing, Chen Jiang, William K Kelly, Jai N Patel, Susan Halabi, Yoichi Furukawa, Heather E Wheeler, Alexander Sibley, Cameron Lassiter, Lois S Weisman, Dorothy Watson, Stefanie D Krens, Flora Mulkey, Cynthia L Renn, Eric J Small, Philip G Febbo, Ivo Shterev, Deanna Kroetz, Paula N Friedman, John F Mahoney, Michael A Carducci, Michael J Kelley, Yusuke Nakamura, Michiaki Kubo, Susan G Dorsey, M Eileen Dolan, Michael J Morris, Mark J Ratain, Howard L McLeod
PURPOSE: Discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that predict a patient's risk of docetaxel-induced neuropathy would enable treatment individualization to maximize efficacy and avoid unnecessary toxicity. The objectives of this analysis were to discover SNPs associated with docetaxel-induced neuropathy and mechanistically validate these associations in preclinical models of drug-induced neuropathy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A genome-wide association study was conducted in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer patients treated with docetaxel, prednisone and randomized to bevacizumab or placebo on CALGB 90401...
May 3, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Alessandra Pacini, Laura Micheli, Mario Maresca, Jacopo Juno Valerio Branca, J Michael McIntosh, Carla Ghelardini, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli
Oxaliplatin, a third-generation diaminocyclohexane platinum drug, is widely used alone or in combination with 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin to treat metastatic colorectal, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers. Oxaliplatin long-term treatment is associated with the development of a dose-limiting painful neuropathy that dramatically impairs the patient's quality of life and therapy possibility. To study novel strategies to treat oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy, we evaluated α-conotoxin RgIA, a peptide that potently blocks the α9α10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subtype in a rat model of oxaliplatin-dependent neurotoxicity (2...
August 2016: Experimental Neurology
Milena De Felice, Daniel Lambert, Ingunn Holen, K Jane Escott, David Andrew
BACKGROUND: Bone metastases occur frequently in advanced breast, lung, and prostate cancer, with approximately 70% of patients affected. Pain is a major symptom of bone metastases, and current treatments may be inadequate or have unacceptable side effects. The mechanisms that drive cancer-induced bone pain are not fully understood; however, it is known that there is sensitization of both peripheral bone afferents and central spinal circuits. It is well established that the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor plays a major role in the pathophysiology of pain hypersensitivity...
2016: Molecular Pain
Vincenzo Levi, Giuseppe Messina, Angelo Franzini, Luca Zanin, Nicolo Castelli, Ivano Dones
BACKGROUND: Treatment-related chronic neuropathic pain represents a major and increasing cause of discomfort in cancer survivors. Unfortunately, in approximately 10%-15% of cases, pain is scarcely relieved by opioids and common painkillers. Thus, alternative measures to manage pain have recently been adopted in these patients. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a laryngeal cancer survivor who developed an intractable bilateral mandibular radiation-induced neuropathic pain syndrome...
July 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yao Yao, Yong-Hui Tan, Alan R Light, Jianren Mao, Albert Cheung Hoi Yu, Kai-Yuan Fu
UNLABELLED: Many derivatives of bisphosphonates, which are inhibitors of bone resorption, have been developed as promising agents for painful pathologies in patients with bone resorption-related diseases. The mechanism for pain relief by bisphosphonates remains uncertain. Studies have reported that bisphosphonates could reduce central neurochemical changes involved in the generation and maintenance of bone cancer pain. In this study, we hypothesized that bisphosphonates would inhibit spinal microglial activation and prevent the development of hyperalgesia caused by peripheral tissue injury...
August 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
Véronique Morel, Dominique Joly, Christine Villatte, Claude Dubray, Xavier Durando, Laurence Daulhac, Catherine Coudert, Delphine Roux, Bruno Pereira, Gisèle Pickering
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain following surgical treatment for breast cancer with or without chemotherapy is a clinical burden and patients frequently report cognitive, emotional and quality of life impairment. A preclinical study recently showed that memantine administered before surgery may prevent neuropathic pain development and cognitive dysfunction. With a translational approach, a clinical trial has been carried out to evaluate whether memantine administered before and after mastectomy could prevent the development of neuropathic pain, the impairment of cognition and quality of life...
2016: PloS One
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