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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811623/immune-dysregulation-in-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Gila Moalem-Taylor, Benny Baharuddin, Barbara Bennett, Arun V Krishnan, William Huynh, Matthew C Kiernan, Cindy Shin-Yi Lin, Boaz Shulruf, Elizabeth Keoshkerian, Barbara Cameron, Andrew Lloyd
Peripheral immunity plays a key role in maintaining homeostasis and conferring crucial neuroprotective effects on the injured nervous system, while at the same time may contribute to increased vulnerability to neuropathic pain. Little is known about the reciprocal relationship between entrapment neuropathy and peripheral immunity. This study investigated immune profile in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), the most prevalent entrapment neuropathy. All patients exhibited neurophysiological abnormalities in the median nerve, with the majority reporting neuropathic pain symptoms...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802070/memantine-for-the-treatment-of-general-neuropathic-pain-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Gisèle Pickering, Véronique Morel
Neuropathic pain (NP) is difficult to treat and is associated with a decline in quality of life. NP aetiologies are numerous and a number of pathologies display neuropathic characteristics. Of the various N-Methyl-D-Aspartate antagonists that are alternatives to recommended in first-line NP treatment, memantine has the safest side-effect profile and has long been approved in Alzheimer's disease. The review covers memantine studies in post-herpetic neuralgia, diabetic pain, postoperative pain, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic phantom limb pain, opioid refractory pain, and fibromyalgia...
August 12, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783481/fosaprepitant-for-the-management-of-refractory-pain-in-a-patient-with-cancer-related-dermatomyositis
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Jennifer D Dulin, Patrick J Coyne, Nicole M Bohm, Mary Adler
OBJECTIVE: Optimal pain management often requires multiple pharmacological interventions with the goal of disrupting the pain-signaling pathway and targeting the underlying pathophysiology. Off label use of nonpain medications may have a role in treating refractory pain syndromes. BACKGROUND: We report a case of a 60-year-old female with refractory nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Conventional therapies were either ineffective or fraught with side effects. Given the underlying inflammatory nature of her pain syndrome, and the role of substance P (SP) in pain transmission and modulation, we decided to use fosaprepitant, an SP and neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781803/cystoid-macular-edema-secondary-to-paclitaxel-therapy-for-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report
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Emma Bassi, Vera Loizzi, Claudio Furino, Rosa Martino, Giovanni Alessio, Cicinelli Ettore, Gennaro Cormio
Paclitaxel is a member of the taxane agents that has demonstrated efficacy in ovarian cancer, both in first- and in second-line therapy. Counted among the side-effects of this drug are neurological disorders. In the present study, a rare case of a non-neuropathic ocular disorder, known as cystoid macular edema (CME), due to paclitaxel in patients treated for ovarian cancer is described. Macular edema, or CME, is a common cause of visual impairment that has been classically demonstrated by fluorescein angiograms, showing capillary leakage...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739618/atypical-presentation-of-parsonage-turner-syndrome-confounded-by-surgical-rotator-cuff-injury
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Dustin Adam Greenhill, Hesham Abdelfattah, Joseph S Torg, Joseph Milo Sewards
Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is a rare neuropathy that commonly presents as unexpected severe shoulder and arm pain that eventually subsides while weakness or paralysis ensues. During exceptions to this classic presentation, confirming PTS can be challenging. Alternative causes of upper extremity pain may confound the diagnostic algorithm. Moreover, objective findings from necessary diagnostic tests depend on when those tests are performed. We present an atypical onset of PTS, whereby the initial presentation of severe neuropathic pain was preceded by mild shoulder pain that should decrease one's clinical suspicion for PTS...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734788/neuropathic-pain-in-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-is-associated-with-altered-electrophysiological-properties-of-nociceptive-drg-neurons
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Omneya Taha, Thoralf Opitz, Marcus Mueller, Julika Pitsch, Albert Becker, Bernd Oliver Evert, Heinz Beck, Monika Jeub
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute, immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy characterized by rapidly progressive paresis and sensory disturbances. Moderate to severe and often intractable neuropathic pain is a common symptom of GBS, but its underlying mechanisms are unknown. Pathology of GBS is classically attributed to demyelination of large, myelinated peripheral fibers. However, there is increasing evidence that neuropathic pain in GBS is associated with impaired function of small, unmyelinated, nociceptive fibers...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731977/interventions-for-neuropathic-pain-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Maja Miljanovic, Marina Biocic, Krste Boric, Marija Cavar, Nikolina Markovina, Katarina Vucic, Livia Puljak
Numerous interventions for neuropathic pain (NeuP) are available, but its treatment remains unsatisfactory. We systematically summarized evidence from systematic reviews (SRs) of randomized controlled trials on interventions for NeuP. Five electronic databases were searched up to March 2015. Study quality was analyzed using A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews. The most common interventions in 97 included SRs were pharmacologic (59%) and surgical (15%). The majority of analyzed SRs were of medium quality...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730896/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-potential-mechanisms-for-the-benefit-of-capsaicin-and-hot-water-hydrotherapy-in-treatment
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John R Richards, Jeff M Lapoint, Guillermo Burillo-Putze
INTRODUCTION: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a clinical disorder that has become more prevalent with increasing use of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids, and which is difficult to treat. Standard antiemetics commonly fail to alleviate the severe nausea and vomiting characteristic of the syndrome. Curiously, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome patients often report dramatic relief of symptoms with hot showers and baths, and topical capsaicin. OBJECTIVES: In this review, we detail the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of capsaicin and explore possible mechanisms for its beneficial effect, including activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 and neurohumoral regulation...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727698/high-prevalence-of-neuropathic-pain-component-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-evidence-from-meta-analysis
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Kapil Gudala, Dipika Bansal, Rambabu Vatte, Babita Ghai, Fabrizio Schifano, Chandrasehkar Boya
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex syndrome which includes a nociceptive (NcP) component, a neuropathic (NeP) component, or a mixture of components (mixed pain). The NeP component (NePC) in LBP is defined as the presence of NeP with or without an NcP. OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed at assessing the pooled prevalence of NePC in patients with LBP and at identifying the factors causing significant heterogeneity in reported prevalence. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726540/mechanisms-of-the-analgesic-effect-of-calcitonin-on-chronic-pain-by-alteration-of-receptor-or-channel-expression
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Akitoshi Ito, Megumu Yoshimura
The polypeptide hormone calcitonin is well known clinically for its ability to relieve osteoporotic back pain and neuropathic pain such as spinal canal stenosis, diabetic neuropathy, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, and complex regional pain syndrome. Because the analgesic effects of calcitonin have a broad range, the underlying mechanisms of pain relief by calcitonin are largely unknown. However, recent studies using several types of chronic pain models combined with various methods have been gradually clarifying the mechanism...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721089/combination-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-danish-expert-recommendations-based-on-a-delphi-process
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EDITORIAL
Jakob Vormstrup Holbech, Anne Jung, Torsten Jonsson, Mette Wanning, Claus Bredahl, Flemming W Bach
BACKGROUND: Current Danish treatment algorithms for pharmacological treatment of neuropathic pain (NeP) are tricyclic antidepressants (TCA), gabapentin and pregabalin as first-line treatment for the most common NeP conditions. Many patients have insufficient pain relief on monotherapy, but combination therapy had not been included in guidelines until recently. Based on clinical empiricism and scientific evidence, a Delphi consensus process provided a consolidated guidance on pharmacological combination treatment of NeP...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704626/the-effectiveness-of-neural-mobilization-for-neuro-musculoskeletal-conditions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Annalie Basson, Benita Olivier, Richard Ellis, Michel Coppieters, Aimee Stewart, Witness Mudzi
Study Design Systematic review with meta-analysis. Background Neural mobilization (NM) or neurodynamics is a movement-based intervention aimed at restoring the homeostasis in and around the nervous system. The current level of evidence for NM is largely unknown. Objectives To determine the efficacy of NM for musculoskeletal conditions with a neuropathic component. Methods Databases were searched for randomised trials investigating the effect of NM for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Standard methods for article identification, selection and quality appraisal were used...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694757/neuroprotective-effect-of-azadirachta-indica-standardized-extract-in-partial-sciatic-nerve-injury-in-rats-evidence-from-anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-and-anti-apoptotic-studies
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Amit D Kandhare, Anwesha A Mukherjee, Subhash L Bodhankar
Chronic neuropathic pain is a common and widely recognized pain syndrome for patients and difficult to manage for physicians. Azadirachta indica (AI) possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. To evaluate the neuroprotective effect of AI standardized extract in an animal model of peripheral neuropathy induced by partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSNL). PSNL was induced in male Wistar rats (180-200 g) with tight ligation of the nerve. Rats received treatment with either vehicle i.e. distilled water (PSNL control), Pyridoxine (100 mg/kg, p...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691458/a-%C3%A2-burning%C3%A2-therapy-for-burning-mouth-syndrome-preliminary-results-with-the-administration-of-topical-capsaicin
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L Azzi, F Croveri, L Pasina, M Porrini, R Vinci, M Manfredini, L Tettamanti, A Tagliabue, J Silvestre-Rangil, F Spadari
Burning mouth syndrome is defined as an intraoral burning sensation for which no medical or dental cause can be found. Recently, researchers have demonstrated an altered trophism of the small nerve fibres and alterations in the numbers of TRPV-1 vanilloid receptors. Capsaicin is a molecule that is contained in hot peppers and is specifically detected by TRPV-1 vanilloid receptors that are distributed in the oral mucosae. We aimed at verifying if topical capsaicin could prove to be an effective treatment of Burning Mouth Syndrome...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690839/recent-advances-in-understanding-and-managing-cancer-pain
#15
REVIEW
Marcin Chwistek
Cancer pain remains a significant clinical problem worldwide. Causes of cancer pain are multifactorial and complex and are likely to vary with an array of tumor-related and host-related factors and processes. Pathophysiology is poorly understood; however, new laboratory research points to cross-talk between cancer cells and host's immune and neural systems as an important potential mechanism that may be broadly relevant to many cancer pain syndromes. Opioids remain the most effective pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of cancer pain...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686664/somatosensory-function-in-patients-with-secondary-adrenal-insufficiency-treated-with-two-different-doses-of-hydrocortisone-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jorien Werumeus Buning, Karl-Heinz Konopka, Pauline Brummelman, Janneke Koerts, Robin P F Dullaart, Gerrit van den Berg, Melanie M van der Klauw, Oliver Tucha, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, André P van Beek
BACKGROUND: Low cortisol levels are associated with several functional pain syndromes. In patients with secondary adrenal insufficiency (SAI), the lack in endogenous cortisol production is substituted by the administration of oral hydrocortisone (HC). Our previous study showed that a lower dose of HC led to an increase in reported subjective pain symptoms. Whether different doses of HC substitution alter somatosensory functioning in SAI patients has not been established yet. METHODS: In this randomized double blind cross-over trial, forty-six patients with SAI participated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684151/dejerine-roussy-syndrome-from-thalamic-metastasis-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Rajal A Patel, James P Chandler, Sarika Jain, Mahesh Gopalakrishnan, Sean Sachdev
Dejerine-Roussy syndrome (central thalamic pain) is associated with damage to the ventral posterior sensory nuclei of the thalamus. We report a patient with breast cancer who developed contralateral hemibody paresthesias and dysesthesias. MR imaging revealed limited volume intracranial metastatic disease including a right posterior thalamic lesion. Stereotactic radiosurgery was utilized to selectively treat the lesion while preserving the remaining thalamus. Two months following treatment, the patient reported vastly improved to complete resolution of her sensory symptoms...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681964/a-shared-comparison-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
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Mahmoud Morsi, Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Metwally, Omnia Abo-Elmagd, Dina Johar, Larry Bernstein
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most common diseases in the world population, associated with obesity, pancreatic endocrine changes, cardiovascular disease, renal glomerular disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, neurodegenerative disease, retinal disease, sleep apnea, some of which are bundled into the metabolic syndrome. The main characteristic of this disease is hyperglycemia, and often with albuminuria. Nevertheless, the classic features, with ketoacidosis in the extreme, are only a first layer of description of this condition...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681715/motor-cortex-trns-improves-pain-affective-and-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-preliminary-results-of-a-randomised-sham-controlled-trial
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Massimiliano Curatolo, Giuseppe La Bianca, Giuseppe Cosentino, Roberta Baschi, Giuseppe Salemi, Rossella Talotta, Marcello Romano, Giovanni Triolo, Marina De Tommaso, Brigida Fierro, Filippo Brighina
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a clinical syndrome characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, chronic fatigue, cognitive deficits, and sleep and mood disorders. The effectiveness of most pharmacological treatments is limited, and there is a need for new, effective and well-tolerated therapies. It has recently been shown that transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) of the motor cortex reduces pain, and that tDCS of the dorso-lateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) improves anxiety, depression and cognitive impairment in FM patients...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680318/clinical-electrophysiological-and-serological-evaluation-of-patients-with-cramp-fasciculation-syndrome
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Mürüvvet Poyraz, Zeliha Matur, Fikret Aysal, Erdem Tüzün, Lütfü Hanoğlu, A Emre Öge
INTRODUCTION: Cramp-fasciculation syndrome (CFS) is a rare peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndrome. There are only a few reports on clinical and serological profile of a CFS cohort that was followed up by a single outpatient clinic. METHODS: Clinical, electrophysiological, and serological features of 6 CFS patients (5 men, 1 woman; 27-65 years old) were investigated. RESULTS: All patients presented with cramps, fasciculations, muscle pain, and autonomic symptoms, and 2 also reported numbness and burning sensation in limbs, suggestive of neuropathic pain...
June 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
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