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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332084/thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation
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Benjamin B Whiting, Alexander C Whiting, Donald M Whiting
The use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamus has been proven to be a safe and efficacious treatment for the management of many diseases. The most common indication for thalamic DBS remains essential tremor (ET), one of the most common movement disorders in the world. ET patients should be considered for surgical intervention when their tremor has demonstrated to be refractory to medication, a characteristic estimated to be present in roughly 50% of ET cases. Advantages of DBS over thalamotomy include its reversibility, the ability to adjust stimulation settings to optimize efficacy and minimize side effects, the ability to perform bilateral procedures safely, and an association with a lower risk of postoperative cognitive problems...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327098/-rare-tremor-syndromes
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REVIEW
J S Becktepe, F Goevert, G Deuschl
BACKGROUND: There is a group of uncommon sporadic tremor syndromes, which are only partially taken into account in the current classification of tremor. Their knowledge is of diagnostic and therapeutic relevance and they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of frequent tremor syndromes. OBJECTIVE: Differential diagnostics and treatment of uncommon tremor syndromes. METHOD: Literature search (PubMed, Google Scholar). RESULTS: Holmes tremor, myorhythmia, palatal tremor, limb-shaking transient ischemic attack (TIA), tardive tremor, neuropathic tremor, tremor induced by peripheral trauma and orthostatic tremor syndrome are described...
January 11, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299961/erythromelalgia
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Peter Franz Klein-Weigel, Theresa Sophie Volz, Jutta Gisela Richter
Erythromelalgia is a rare syndrome characterized by the intermittent or, less commonly, by the permanent occurrence of extremely painful hyperperfused skin areas mainly located in the distal extremities. Primary erythromelalgia is nowadays considered to be a genetically determined neuropathic disorder affecting SCN9A, SCN10A, and SCN11A coding for NaV1.7, NaV1.8, and NaV1.9 neuronal sodium channels. Secondary forms might be associated with myeloproliferative disorders, connective tissue disease, cancer, infections, and poisoning...
January 4, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277467/bladder-dysfunction-in-wolfram-syndrome-is-highly-prevalent-and-progresses-to-megacystis
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Ruth Wragg, Renuka P Dias, Timothy Barrett, Liam McCarthy
AIM: Wolfram syndrome is a rare genetic defect in WFS1 or WSF2(CISD2). It includes diabetes mellitus and insipidis, sensorineural deafness, optic atrophy, but not bladder dysfunction. However, this has appeared a common finding in our national referral clinic, and we sought to quantify this problem. METHODS: Data were collected from a multidisciplinary team managing all Wolfram patients in the UK. The following was analyzed: age, date of non-invasive urodynamics (NIU), symptoms, bladder capacity, voided volume, post-void residual and uroflow pattern...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241656/adipose-derived-stem-cells-decrease-pain-in-a-rat-model-of-oxaliplatin-induced-neuropathy-role-of-vegf-a-modulation
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Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Barbara Tenci, Laura Micheli, Alessia Vona, Francesca Corti, Matteo Zanardelli, Andrea Lapucci, Ann Maria Clemente, Paola Failli, Carla Ghelardini
Oxaliplatin therapy of colorectal cancer induces a dose-dependent neuropathic syndrome in 50% of patients. Pharmacological treatments may offer limited relief; scientific efforts are needed for new therapeutic approaches. Therefore we evaluated in a preclinical setting the pain relieving properties of mesenchymal stem cells and its secretome. Rat adipose stem cells (rASCs) were administered in a rat model of oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy. A single intravenous injection of rASCs reduced oxaliplatin-dependent mechanical hypersensitivity to noxious and non-noxious stimuli taking effect 1 h after administration, peaking 6 h thereafter and lasting 5 days...
December 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236967/postoperative-analgesia-after-pulmonary-resection-with-a-focus-on-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Marzia Umari, Valentina Carpanese, Valeria Moro, Gaia Baldo, Stefano Addesa, Enrico Lena, Stefano Lena, Umberto Lucangelo
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is a widespread technique that has been linked to improved postoperative respiratory function, reduced hospital length of stay and a higher level of tolerability for the patients. Acute postoperative pain is of considerable significance, and the late development of neuropathic pain syndrome is also an issue. As anaesthesiologists, we have investigated the available evidence to optimize postoperative pain management. An opioid-sparing multimodal approach is highly recommended...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227577/management-of-pain-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-short-review
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REVIEW
Rupesh Raina, Vinod Krishnappa, Mona Gupta
Pain management in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is a complex and challenging task to accomplish, and effective pain and symptom control improves quality of life. Pain is prevalent in more than 50% of hemodialysis patients and up to 75% of these patients are treated ineffectively due to its poor recognition by providers. A good history for PQRST factors and intensity assessment using visual analog scale are the initial steps in the management of pain followed by involvement of palliative care, patient and family counseling, discussion of treatment options, and correction of reversible causes...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226029/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-ocular-pain-the-ophthalmologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Deborah S Jacobs
Purpose of Review: The aim of this review is to help ophthalmologists and other clinicians understand and treat ocular neuropathic pain. Recent Findings: Advances in the field of neurophysiology of ocular sensations explain why some cases of dry eye may represent a pain syndrome rather than a problem related to tear status. Principles related to management of pain syndromes such as persistent post-operative pain and complex regional pain syndrome are relevant to the care of these patients...
2017: Current Ophthalmology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224694/chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-and-its-impact-on-older-people
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REVIEW
Fiona M Blyth, Naomi Noguchi
Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of disability worldwide and also have a large impact on many other aspects of older people's health such as low physical activity level, poor mobility, frailty, depression, cognitive impairment, falls and poor sleep quality. Clustering of musculoskeletal pain with other pain conditions is also common, and the number of pain sites is an important prognostic factor. While musculoskeletal pain is usually nociceptive in origin, older people with musculoskeletal conditions may also experience neuropathic pain and central pain syndromes...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220211/percutaneous-image-guided-cryoneurolysis
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Ross W Bittman, Gail L Peters, Janice M Newsome, Eric B Friedberg, Jason W Mitchell, Jacquelyn M Knight, J David Prologo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review the available evidence regarding image-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis, with a focus on indications, technique, efficacy, and potential complications. CONCLUSION: Percutaneous image-guided cryoneurolysis is safe and effective for the management of several well-described syndromes involving neuropathic pain. Additional rigorous prospective study is warranted to further define the efficacy and specific role of these interventions...
December 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209204/reward-circuitry-plasticity-in-pain-perception-and-modulation
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REVIEW
Marcos F DosSantos, Brenda de Souza Moura, Alexandre F DaSilva
Although pain is a widely known phenomenon and an important clinical symptom that occurs in numerous diseases, its mechanisms are still barely understood. Owing to the scarce information concerning its pathophysiology, particularly what is involved in the transition from an acute state to a chronic condition, pain treatment is frequently unsatisfactory, therefore contributing to the amplification of the chronic pain burden. In fact, pain is an extremely complex experience that demands the recruitment of an intricate set of central nervous system components...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199542/medication-use-among-pediatric-patients-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-syndromes-at-initial-pain-clinic-evaluation
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Jessica W Guite, David D Sherry, Esther W Jarvis, Margaret O Lewen, Sarosh Khan, Francis Wickham Kraemer
AIM: To characterize medication use by adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes before an initial multidisciplinary clinic visit. PATIENTS & METHODS: A cross-sectional sample of 120 adolescents and parents reported on standardized assessment measures, with medication use data extracted from the medical chart and categorized. RESULTS: On average, 3.2 medications were reported; 70% used more than one pain-specific medication including opioids (17%), nonopioids (31%), psychotropics/neuropathics (45%) and other medications (13%)...
December 4, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194773/plasma-il-8-signature-correlates-with-pain-and-depressive-symptomatology-in-patients-with-burning-mouth-syndrome-results-from-a-pilot-study
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Alison Barry, Ken D O'Halloran, Joseph P McKenna, Christine McCreary, Eric J Downer
BACKGROUND: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a neuropathic orofacial pain condition of unknown aetiology that encompasses intra-oral burning pain without abnormal clinical findings. Psychological, neural and inflammatory processes are associated with BMS pathogenesis. Currently, studies characterising plasma cytokine/chemokine profiles with pain and depression in BMS patients are lacking. Considering that inflammation is associated with the pathophysiology of BMS, and that inflammation is closely associated with pain and depression, we aimed to correlate depressive symptomatology and oral cavity pain with plasma cytokine/chemokine signatures in a cohort of patients with BMS...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192294/primary-burning-mouth-syndrome-literature-review-and-preliminary-findings-suggesting-possible-association-with-pain-modulation
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Cibele Nasri-Heir, Diana Shigdar, Deyaaeddin Alnaas, Olga Anna Korczeniewska, Rotem Eliav, Gary M Heir
Primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain of a burning quality affecting the tongue and intraoral mucosa. Currently, there are no definite diagnostic criteria; therefore, the diagnosis is made by exclusion of potential local and systemic causes that could justify the burning sensation. The etiology behind primary BMS remains unclear; however, the most acceptable theories link primary BMS with neuropathic pain. This article provides a review of primary BMS diagnosis, mechanisms, and treatment with focus on the association of BMS with pain modulation...
November 30, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179879/p2x4-a-fast-and-sensitive-purinergic-receptor
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REVIEW
Jaanus Suurväli, Pierre Boudinot, Jean Kanellopoulos, Sirje Rüütel Boudinot
Extracellular nucleotides have been recognized as important mediators of activation, triggering multiple responses via plasma membrane receptors known as P2 receptors. P2 receptors comprise P2X ionotropic receptors and G protein-coupled P2Y receptors. P2X receptors are expressed in many tissues, where they are involved in a number of functions including synaptic transmission, muscle contraction, platelet aggregation, inflammation, macrophage activation, differentiation and proliferation, neuropathic and inflammatory pain...
October 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173870/a-reappraisal-of-small-and-large-fiber-damage-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-new-insights-into-the-value-of-the-emla-test-for-improving-diagnostic-sensitivity
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Leila Triki, Hela G Zouari, Rim Kammoun, Firas Kammoun, Ines Kammoun, Kaouthar Masmoudi, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
OBJECTIVES: To reappraise the respective involvement of small- and large-fiber damage in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to determine the diagnostic sensitivity of autonomic tests compared to conventional nerve conduction study (NCS). METHODS: Thirty-two manual workers complaining of at least unilateral CTS were enrolled. They underwent clinical interview and completed the symptom severity scale of the Boston CTS Questionnaire (sssBCTQ) and the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI)...
November 23, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171464/-impact-of-various-wound-dressings-on-wound-bed-neoangiogenesis-in-patients-with-different-forms-of-diabetic-foot-syndrome
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E L Zaitseva, A Yu Tokmakova, L P Doronina, I A Voronkova, G R Galstyan, M V Shestakova
AIM: To investigate the impact of various wound dressings on wound bed neoangiogenesis in patients with different forms of diabetic foot syndrome (DFS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The clinical (local tissue oxygenation) and immunohistochemical (CD31) markers of foot soft tissue neoangiogenesis were evaluated in patients with DFS receiving negative pressure (NP) therapy and collagen-containing dressings (CCDs) versus standard treatment. 63 patients with neuropathic and neuroischemic (without critical ischemia) forms of DFS were examined after wound debridement...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165388/argan-oil-as-an-effective-nutri-therapeutic-agent-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-preclinical-study
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Adil El Midaoui, Youssef Haddad, Younes Filali-Zegzouti, Réjean Couture
The present study aims at examining the effects of argan oil on the three main cardiovascular risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome (hypertension, insulin resistance and obesity) and on one of its main complications, neuropathic pain. Male Sprague-Dawley rats had free access to a drinking solution containing 10% d-glucose or tap water for 12 weeks. The effect of argan oil was compared to that of corn oil given daily by gavage during 12 weeks in glucose-fed rats. Glucose-fed rats showed increases in systolic blood pressure, epididymal fat, plasma levels of triglycerides, leptin, glucose and insulin, insulin resistance, tactile and cold allodynia in association with a rise in superoxide anion production and NADPH oxidase activity in the thoracic aorta, epididymal fat and gastrocnemius muscle...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158692/pulsed-radiofrequency-of-brachial-plexus-under-ultrasound-guidance-for-refractory-stump-pain-a-case-report
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Bixin Zheng, Li Song, Hui Liu
The post-amputation (pain) syndrome, including stump pain, phantom limb sensation, and phantom limb pain is common but difficult to treat. Refractory stump pain in the syndrome is an extremely challenging and troublesome clinical condition. Patients respond poorly to drugs, nerve blocks, and other effective treatments like spinal cord stimulation and surgery. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) technique has been shown to be effective in reducing neuropathic pain. This report describes a patient with persistent and refractory upper limb stump pain being successfully relieved with PRF of brachial plexus under ultrasound guidance after a 6-month follow-up period, suggesting that PRF may be considered as an alternative treatment for refractory stump-neuroma pain...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156899/modulating-the-endocannabinoid-pathway-as-treatment-for-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-a-selected-review-of-preclinical-studies
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Shannon O'Hearn, Patrick Diaz, Bo Angela Wan, Carlo DeAngelis, Nicholas Lao, Leila Malek, Edward Chow, Alexia Blake
Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain is a distressing and commonly occurring side effect of many commonly used chemotherapeutic agents, which in some cases may prevent cancer patients from being able to complete their treatment. Cannabinoid based therapies have the potential to manage or even prevent pain associated with this syndrome. Pre-clinical animal studies that investigate the modulation of the endocannabinoid system (endogenous cannabinoid pathway) are being conducted to better understand the mechanisms behind this phenomenon...
August 31, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
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