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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930822/five-years-experience-on-3-4-diaminopyridine-phosphate-in-lambert-eaton-syndrome-case-reports
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Simona Portaro, Teresa Brizzi, Stefano Sinicropi, Alberto Cacciola, Maria Cristina De Cola, Alessia Bramanti, Demetrio Milardi, Antonino Lupica, Placido Bramanti, Antonio Toscano, Carmelo Rodolico
RATIONALE: To report our experience on 7 patients (4 males and 3 females), affected by nonparaneoplastic Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, treated with 3,4-diaminopyridine phosphate (3,4-DAPP) either alone or in combination with other immunosuppressants or steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patients have been evaluated at specific timepoints (ie, baseline and last 5 year follow-up), with neurological examination, autoantibodies against presynaptic voltage-gated Cav2.1 (P/Q type) calcium ion channel (VGCC) dosage, neurophysiological evaluation focusing on the increased amplitude of the compound muscle action potential (cMAP) after maximum voluntary effort, quantitative myasthenia gravis (QMG) and activities of daily living scales, and autonomic nervous system involvement evaluation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881588/experimental-study-of-brachial-plexus-and-vessel-compression-evaluation-of-combined-central-and-peripheral-electrodiagnostic-approach
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Chaoqun Yang, Jianguang Xu, Jie Chen, Shulin Li, Yu Cao, Yi Zhu, Lei Xu
INTRODUCTION: We sought to investigate the reliability of a new electrodiagnostic method for identifying Electrodiagnosis of Brachial Plexus & Vessel Compression Syndrome (BPVCS) in rats that involves the application of transcranial electrical stimulation motor evoked potentials (TES-MEPs) combined with peripheral nerve stimulation compound muscle action potentials (PNS-CMAPs). RESULTS: The latencies of the TES-MEP and PNS-CMAP were initially elongated in the 8-week group...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870837/post-tetanic-transcranial-motor-evoked-potentials-augments-the-amplitude-of-compound-muscle-action-potentials-recorded-from-innervated-and-non-innervated-muscles
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Hideki Shigematsu, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Hironobu Hayashi, Tsunenori Takatani, Eiichiro Iwata, Masato Tanaka, Akinori Okuda, Yasuhiko Morimoto, Keisuke Masuda, Yuusuke Yamamoto, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Transcranial electrical stimulation used to produce motor evoked potentials (TES-MEP) and subsequent compound muscle action potential (CMAP) recording is widely used to monitor motor function during surgery when there is risk of damaging the spinal cord. Nonetheless, some muscles do not produce CMAP amplitudes sufficient for intraoperative monitoring. PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of tetanic stimulation at single and multiple peripheral nerve sites for augmenting CMAP amplitudes recorded from innervated and non-innervated muscles...
September 1, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857195/abstracts
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R S Scalco, J Morrow, I Skorupinska, A Manole, R Federico, E Matthews, M G Hanna, D Fialho
INTRODUCTION: Patients with HypoPP suffer debilitating attacks of muscle weakness. Animal model work has suggested bumetanide as a potential new therapeutic agent. OBJECTIVES: We conducted an RCT to assess efficacy and safety of bumetanide in treating an exercise induced attack of hand weakness in HypoPP. METHOD: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II clinical trial with crossover design using abductor digiti minimi CMAP as an objective outcome measure...
August 31, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851812/a-first-in-class-twist1-inhibitor-with-activity-in-oncogene-driven-lung-cancer
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Zachary A Yochum, Jessica Cades, Lucia Mazzacurati, Neil M Neumann, Susheel K Khetarpal, Suman Chatterjee, Hailun Wang, Myriam A Attar, Eric H-B Huang, Sarah Nh Chatley, Katriana Nugent, Ashwin Somasundaram, Johnathan Engh, Andrew J Ewald, Yoon-Jae Cho, Charles M Rudin, Phuoc T Tran, Timothy F Burns
TWIST1, an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) transcription factor, is critical for oncogene-driven non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumorigenesis. Given the potential of TWIST1 as a therapeutic target, a chemical-bioinformatic approach using connectivity mapping (CMAP) analysis was used to identify TWIST1 inhibitors. Characterization of the top ranked candidates from the unbiased screen revealed that harmine, a harmala alkaloid, inhibited multiple TWIST1 functions including single-cell dissemination, suppression of normal branching in 3D epithelial culture, and proliferation of oncogene driver-defined NSCLC cells...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842233/pattern-of-corticospinal-projections-defined-by-brain-mapping-during-resective-epilepsy-surgery-in-a-patient-with-congenital-hemiparesis-and-intractable-epilepsy
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Chen-Ya Yang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Chien Chen, Jan-Wei Chiu, Chen-Liang Chou, Tsui-Fen Yang
BACKGROUND: Congenital or early acquired brain structural lesions often cause contralateral hemiparesis as well as cognitive deficits, developmental delays, and seizures. Among them, seizure is the most debilitating condition, as it greatly impairs the quality of life in both the affected individuals and their caregivers and prevents them from active social participation. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here, we present a 34-year-old man with hemiparesis and early-onset seizures since childhood owing to a congenital brain lesion...
August 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837908/motor-unit-remodelling-in-multifocal-motor-neuropathy-the-importance-of-axonal-loss
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Nidhi Garg, James Howells, Con Yiannikas, Steve Vucic, Arun V Krishnan, Judith Spies, Hugh Bostock, Emily K Mathey, John D Pollard, Susanna B Park, Matthew C Kiernan
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the degree of axonal loss in patients diagnosed with multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) using a novel assessment of motor unit numbers and size. METHODS: Automated motor unit number estimation using a compound muscle action potential (CMAP) scan was undertaken in median nerves with conduction block. Results were compared with 30 age-matched healthy controls. RESULTS: Compared with healthy controls, MMN patients had fewer motor units (MMN: 33±11vs HC: 93±36 [mean±SD]; p<0...
August 7, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780847/-characteristics-of-repetitive-nerve-stimulation-in-53-cases-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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W X Liu, Z H Chen, L Ling, Y T Ren, B Sun, F Yang, F Cui, X S Huang
Objective: To investigate the feature of repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and correlation between RNS and clinical features and electromyography (EMG) findings of the corresponding muscle. Methods: Needle EMG and RNS were performed in 53 patients with ALS, who were recruited into Department of Neurology of Chinese PLA general hospital during April to December in 2016. Decrement of the compond muscle action potential (CMAP) in response to RNS of different nerves and stimulus frequencies was compared...
August 1, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766024/usefulness-of-intraoperative-electromyographic-monitoring-of-oculomotor-and-abducens-nerves-during-skull-base-surgery
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Zi-Yi Li, Ming-Chu Li, Jian-Tao Liang, Yu-Hai Bao, Ge Chen, Hong-Chuan Guo, Feng Ling
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring of the extraocular cranial nerve (EOCN) is not commonly performed because of technical difficulty and risk, reliability of the result and predictability of the postoperative function of the EOCN. METHODS: We performed oculomotor nerve (CN III) and abducens nerve (CN VI) intraoperative monitoring in patients with skull base surgery by recording the spontaneous muscle activity (SMA) and compound muscle action potential (CMAP)...
August 2, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759703/extracorporeal-shock-wave-treatment-can-selectively-destroy-endplates-in-neuromuscular-junctions
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Tomonori Kenmoku, Noriko Nemoto, Nahoko Iwakura, Nobuyasu Ochiai, Kentaro Uchida, Takashi Saisu, Seiji Ohtori, Koichi Nakagawa, Takahisa Sasho, Masashi Takaso
INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the effect of radial extracorporeal shock wave (rESW) exposure on neuromuscular transmission and neuromuscular junction (NMJ) morphology. METHODS: We applied 2,000 rESWs at 0.18 mJ/mm(2) and a frequency of 15 Hz to the right calf of male rats, measured the compound muscle action potential (CMAP) and examined NMJ morphology using electron microscopy. Left calf muscles were used as controls. RESULTS: rESW exposure significantly reduced CMAP amplitude without delayed latency in exposed muscles compared to controls...
July 31, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747603/autoinflammatory-diseases-in-dermatology-ditra-and-camps
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Kazumitsu Sugiura
  Deficiency of interleukin thirty-six receptor antagonist (DITRA) and CARD14 mediated psoriasis (CAMPS) are autoinflammatory diseases in dermatology. The causative genes of DITRA and CMAPS have been identified recently. In this paper, IL36RN and CARD14, the causative gene for DITRA and CAMPS, respectively were explained. In addition, clinical features and therapies for generalized pustular psoriasis not associated with psoriasis vulgaris (GPP without PsV), and pityriasis rubra pilaris type V (PRP type V) were described...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736099/selective-anterior-interosseous-nerve-conduction-study-coaxial-needle-versus-surface-electrode-recordings
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Paul Seror
OBJECTIVES: The aim is to determine which method provides the most selective motor nerve conduction of the anterior interosseous nerve (AIN), when the stimulation cannot be restricted to this nerve. METHODS: The AIN was stimulated at the elbow, along with the whole median nerve. The motor action potential (MAP) of the AIN was recorded with 2 different methods: 1 - a coaxial needle inserted in the pronator quadratus muscle (PQ); 2 - a pair of surface electrodes fixed on the PQ...
July 20, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710861/differential-protein-modulation-by-ketoprofen-and-ibuprofen-underlines-different-cellular-response-by-gastric-epithelium
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L Brandolini, M d'Angelo, A Antonosante, S Villa, L Cristiano, V Castelli, E Benedetti, M Catanesi, A Aramini, A Luini, S Parashuraman, E Mayo, A Giordano, A Cimini, M Allegretti
Ketoprofen L-lysine salt (KLS), is widely used due to its analgesic efficacy and tolerability, and L-lysine was reported to increase the solubility and the gastric tolerance of ketoprofen. In a recent report, L-lysine salification has been shown to exert a gastroprotective effect due to its specific ability to counteract the NSAIDs-induced oxidative stress and up-regulate gastroprotective proteins. In order to derive further insights into the safety and efficacy profile of KLS, in this study we additionally compared the effect of lysine and arginine, another amino acid counterion commonly used for NSAIDs salification, in control and in ethanol challenged human gastric mucosa model...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709849/effects-of-huperzin-a-on-the-beta-amyloid-accumulation-in-the-brain-and-skeletal-muscle-cells-of-a-rat-model-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Cagatay Han Turkseven, Belgin Buyukakilli, Ebru Balli, Derya Yetkin, Mehmet Emin Erdal, Senay Gorucu Yilmaz, Leyla Sahin
AIMS: Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is characterized by a loss of cognitive function and also the accumulation of β-amyloid peptide (βAP) in the brain parenchyma, which plays an important role in this disease. However, it is often also associated with the non-cognitive symptoms such as loss of muscle function (Inclusion-Body Myositis-IBM). MAIN METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats (13 weeks-n=68) were randomly assigned into five groups: Group C: Control; Group D: d-galactose; Group O+D: Bilateral oophorectomy+d-galactose; Group O: Bilateral oophorectomy; Group O+D+H: Bilateral oophorectomy+d-galactose+Hup-A...
September 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685718/clinical-characteristics-electrophysiology-and-skin-biopsy-of-38-peripheral-neuropathy-cases-with-small-fiber-involvement-of-various-etiologies
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Bo Sun, Li-Zhi Liu, Yi-Fan Li, Zhao-Hui Chen, Li Ling, Fei Yang, Fang Cui, Xu-Sheng Huang
BACKGROUND: In small fiber neuropathy (SFN), thinly myelinated Aδ and unmyelinated C fibers are primarily affected, resulting in sensory and/or autonomic symptoms. Various etiologies have been shown to be associated with SFN. This study was aimed to analyze a variety of features in peripheral neuropathy (PN) with small fiber involvement, and to compare disease severity among patients with idiopathic PN, PN associated with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and metabolic syndrome (MS) PN...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665027/nerve-conduction-study-of-lower-extremities-in-cutaneous-arteritis-patients-with-neurological-manifestations
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Kenji Isahaya, Tamihiro Kawakami, Makoto Shiraishi, Hisanao Akiyama, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
Some patients originally diagnosed with cutaneous arteritis (CA) could develop additional disease manifestations, including peripheral neurological involvement. We evaluated the biological neurological parameters among CA patients who underwent nerve conduction studies for neurological involvement in the lower extremities. We reviewed 164 patients who were originally diagnosed with CA at our dermatology department between 2004 and 2015. Seventeen (10.4%) of the CA patients underwent further nerve conduction studies to determine their peripheral neurological manifestations, primarily in the lower extremities, in our neurology division...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646568/blink-r1-latency-utility-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-assessment-of-poems-and-cidp
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Wei Wang, William J Litchy, Michelle L Mauermann, P James B Dyck, Angela Dispenzieri, Jay Mandrekar, Peter J Dyck, Christopher J Klein
INTRODUCTION: In POEMS and CIDP, limb nerve conduction studies (NCS) are limited in identifying demyelination and detecting treatment effects in severely affected patients. Blink R1-latency may improve these assessments. METHODS: POEMS and CIDP patients having undergone NCS and blink reflex were identified. Correlations between R1-latency, limb NCS and neuropathy impairment scores (NIS) were compared. RESULTS: With182 patients (124 POEMS, 58 CIDP) identified, R1-prolongation (>13ms) occurred in 64...
June 23, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646510/compound-muscle-action-potential-duration-in-critical-illness-neuromyopathy
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Christopher L Kramer, Andrea J Boon, C Michel Harper, Brent P Goodman
INTRODUCTION: We sought to determine the specificity of compound muscle action potential (CMAP) durations and amplitudes in a large critical illness neuromyopathy (CINM) cohort relative to controls with other neuromuscular conditions. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with CINM who had been seen over a 17-year period were retrospectively studied. Electrodiagnostic findings of the CINM cohort were compared with patients with axonal peripheral neuropathy and myopathy due to other causes...
June 23, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632137/electrospun-silk-polyaniline-conduits-for-functional-nerve-regeneration-in-rat-sciatic-nerve-injury-model
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Suradip Das, Manav Sharma, Dhiren Saharia, Kushal Sarma, Elizabeth Muir, Utpal Bora
The present study describes the fabrication of polyaniline-silk fibroin nanocomposite based nerve conduits and its subsequent implantation in a rat sciatic nerve injury model for peripheral nerve regeneration. This is the first in vivo study of polyaniline based nerve conduit describing the safety and efficacy of the conduits in treating peripheral nerve injuries. The nanocomposite was synthesised by electrospinning a mixture of silk fibroin protein and polyaniline wherein the silk nanofibers were observed to be uniformly coated with polyaniline nanoparticles...
June 20, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624492/cortical-function-and-corticomotoneuronal-adaptation-in-monomelic-amyotrophy
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José Manuel Matamala, Nimeshan Geevasinga, William Huynh, Thanuja Dharmadasa, James Howells, Neil G Simon, Parvathi Menon, Steve Vucic, Matthew C Kiernan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate corticomotoneuronal integrity in monomelic amyotrophy using threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation (TT-TMS). METHODS: Cortical excitability studies were prospectively performed in 8 monomelic amyotrophy patients and compared to 21 early-onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and 40 healthy controls. Motor evoked potentials responses were recorded over abductor pollicis brevis. RESULTS: Maximal motor evoked potential (MEP/CMAP ratio) was significantly increased in monomelic amyotrophy compared with controls (monomelic amyotrophy 51...
August 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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