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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048744/comorbidity-of-alcohol-use-disorder-and-chronic-pain-genetic-influences-on-brain-reward-and-stress-systems
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Ellen W Yeung, Jason G Craggs, Ian R Gizer
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is highly comorbid with chronic pain (CP). Evidence has suggested that neuroadaptive processes characterized by reward deficit and stress surfeit are involved in the development of AUD and pain chronification. Neurological data suggest that shared genetic architecture associated with the reward and stress systems may contribute to the comorbidity of AUD and CP. This monograph first delineates the prevailing theories of the development of AUD and pain chronification focusing on the reward and stress systems...
October 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047318/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-following-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-resulting-in-paraplegia-a-case-report
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Nazia Dildar, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Muhammad Omer Aamir, Nadeem Ahmad
CONTEXT: Spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage (SSEH) mostly presents as low back pain with or without a radiculopathy, and rarely with paraplegia or tetraplegia depending on the site and severity of spinal cord compression. We present here a case who had anemia and developed paraplegia following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to a transfusion reaction. FINDINGS: A 65-year-old lady presented with sudden onset chest pain radiating to nape of the neck followed by loss of sensations and power in legs few hours after a blood transfusion...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037432/acupuncture-for-small-animal-neurological-disorders
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Patrick Roynard, Lauren Frank, Huisheng Xie, Margaret Fowler
Modern research on traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM), including herbal medicine and acupuncture, has made evident the role of the nervous system as a cornerstone in many of the mechanisms of action of TCVM. Laboratory models and clinical research available are supportive for the use of TCVM in the management of neurologic conditions in small animals, specifically in cases of intervertebral disk disease, other myelopathies, and painful conditions. This article is meant to help guide the use of TCVM for neurologic disorders in small animals, based on available information and recommendations from experienced TCVM practitioners...
October 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034643/epididymo-orchitis-in-bechet-s-disease-a-review-of-the-wide-spectrum-of-the-disease
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Meletios A Kanakis, Aristeides G Vaiopoulos, George A Vaiopoulos, Phaedon G Kaklamanis
 Behçet's disease is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory disorder characterized by orogenital ulcers and skin lesions; serious manifestations also include ocular, large vessel, gastrointestinal and neurological involvement. Genetic and unknown environmental factors modify the wide clinical spectrum of the disease. During the long clinical course of the disease, testicular and epididymal involvement has been reported, with scrotal pain and swelling being the most common symptoms. In this review, we discuss the various aspects of epididymo-orchitis in Behcet's disease patients, and we evaluate the diagnostic approaches as well as the empirical therapeutic modalities of this entity...
August 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034074/recent-advances-in-managing-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Jaspreet Sandhu, Hin Yu Vincent Tu
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a common disorder seen in men under the age of 50 and has a considerable negative impact on quality of life; it is a complex and difficult condition to treat, owing to its wide symptomatology. In order to effectively treat this condition, the UPOINT system was developed: it allows clinical profiling of a patient's symptoms into six broad categories (urinary symptoms, psychological dysfunction, organ-specific symptoms, infectious causes, neurologic dysfunction, and tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles) to allow individualized and multimodal therapy...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031496/ischemic-stroke-in-a-patient-with-parry-romberg-syndrome
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Victoria Ebiana, Sandeep Singh, Shaweta Khosa, Negar Moheb, Bhavesh Trikamji, Neal M Rao, Shri K Mishra
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to discuss a case of a patient with a known diagnosis of Parry-Romberg syndrome (PRS) presenting with ischemic stroke, the second such reported case. BACKGROUND: PRS is a rare genetic disorder with progressive hemifacial atrophy, which usually presents within the first 2 decades of life. Neurologic manifestations include trigeminal neuralgia with associated deafness, hemifacial pain with associated migraine headaches, seizures, movement disorders, and neuropsychiatric symptoms...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028184/native-kcc2-interactome-reveals-pacsin1-as-a-critical-regulator-of-synaptic-inhibition
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Vivek Mahadevan, C Sahara Khademullah, Zahra Dargaei, Jonah Chevrier, Pavel Uvarov, Julian Kwan, Richard D Bagshaw, Tony Pawson, Andrew Emili, Yves De Koninck, Victor Anggono, Matti Airaksinen, Melanie A Woodin
KCC2 is a neuron-specific K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporter essential for establishing the Cl(-) gradient required for hyperpolarizing inhibition in the central nervous system (CNS). KCC2 is highly localized to excitatory synapses where it regulates spine morphogenesis and AMPA receptor confinement. Aberrant KCC2 function contributes to human neurological disorders including epilepsy and neuropathic pain. Using functional proteomics, we identified the KCC2-interactome in the mouse brain to determine KCC2-protein interactions that regulate KCC2 function...
October 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026634/hiv-positive-patient-with-gbs-like-syndrome
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Samantha J Shepherd, Heather Black, Emma C Thomson, Rory N Gunson
Introduction. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an acute demyelinating polyneuropathy which can occur post-infection. Criteria of diagnosis of GBS include areflexia with progressive bilateral weakness in arms and legs. GBS can lead to severe respiratory and cardiac complications. The fatality rate can be up to 5 % in patients, depending on the severity of the symptoms. HIV can cause a range of neurological disorders including, on rare occasions, GBS. GBS can occur at any stage of HIV infection, highlighting the complexity of diagnosis of GBS within HIV patients...
August 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024324/clinical-implications-of-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-systemic-amyloidosis
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T Yen, F W Chen, R M Witteles, M Liedtke, L A Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in systemic amyloidosis patients are poorly characterized. This purpose of this study is to define the epidemiology and clinical implications of such symptoms. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 583 amyloid patients seen at a tertiary referral center. Of 96 symptomatic patients, 82 received endoscopic biopsies, subsequently grouped into those with histologic evidence of GI amyloid (biopsy proven) vs without (biopsy absent)...
October 10, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017511/mechanical-wrist-traction-as-a-non-invasive-treatment-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Margreet Meems, Viola Spek, Willem J Kop, Berend-Jan Meems, Leo H Visser, Victor J M Pop
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common, compressive nerve-entrapment disorder with symptoms of numbness, paresthesia, and pain. Carpal tunnel release surgery is the only known long-term effective treatment. However, surgery is invasive and up to 30% of patients report recurrence or persistence of symptoms or suffer from post-surgical complications. A promising non-surgical treatment for CTS is mechanical wrist traction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes following mechanical traction in patients with CTS compared to care as usual...
October 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984313/human-models-of-migraine-short-term-pain-for-long-term-gain
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REVIEW
Messoud Ashina, Jakob Møller Hansen, Bára Oladóttir Á Dunga, Jes Olesen
Migraine is a complex disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of headache, and is one of the most prevalent and disabling neurological disorders. A key feature of migraine is that various factors can trigger an attack, and this phenomenon provides a unique opportunity to investigate disease mechanisms by experimentally inducing migraine attacks. In this Review, we summarize the existing experimental models of migraine in humans, including those that exploit nitric oxide, histamine, neuropeptide and prostaglandin signalling...
October 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976422/antisense-oligonucleotides-selectively-suppress-target-rna-in-nociceptive-neurons-of-the-pain-system-and-can-ameliorate-mechanical-pain
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Apoorva Mohan, Bethany Fitzsimmons, Hien T Zhao, Yuhong Jiang, Curt Mazur, Eric E Swayze, Holly B Kordasiewicz
There is an urgent need for better treatments for chronic pain, which affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) have proven successful in treating children with spinal muscular atrophy, a severe infantile neurological disorder, and several compounds based on ASOs are currently being tested in clinical trials for various neurological disorders. Here we characterize the pharmacodynamic activity of ASOs in spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia (DRG), key tissues for pain signaling...
September 30, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969380/chronic-non-freezing-cold-injury-results-in-neuropathic-pain-due-to-a-sensory-neuropathy
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Tom A Vale, Mkael Symmonds, Michael Polydefkis, Kelly Byrnes, Andrew S C Rice, Andreas C Themistocleous, David L H Bennett
Non-freezing cold injury develops after sustained exposure to cold temperatures, resulting in tissue cooling but not freezing. This can result in persistent sensory disturbance of the hands and feet including numbness, paraesthesia and chronic pain. Both vascular and neurological aetiologies of this pain have been suggested but remain unproven. We prospectively approached patients referred for clinical assessment of chronic pain following non-freezing cold injury between 12 February 2014 and 30 November 2016...
October 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968502/identification-of-fda-approved-small-molecules-capable-of-disrupting-the-calmodulin-adenylyl-cyclase-8-interaction-through-direct-binding-to-calmodulin
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Michael P Hayes, Monica Soto-Velasquez, C Andrew Fowler, Val J Watts, David L Roman
Adenylyl cyclases (AC) catalyze the formation of cyclic AMP (cAMP) from ATP and are involved in a number of disease states, making them attractive potential drug targets. AC8, in particular, has been implicated in several neurological disorders. While development of small molecule AC inhibitors has generated some chemical leads, the lack of inhibitor specificity among AC family members has limited the identification of successful drug candidates. Therefore, finding alternative novel methods to suppress AC activity are needed...
October 16, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952174/children-with-migraine-provocation-of-headache-via-pressure-to-myofascial-trigger-points-in-the-trapezius-muscle-a-prospective-controlled-observational-study
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M N Landgraf, J T Biebl, T Langhagen, I Hannibal, T Eggert, K Vill, L Gerstl, L Albers, R von Kries, A Straube, F Heinen
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate a supposed clinical interdependency of myofascial trigger points and migraine in children. Such interdependency would support an interaction of spinal and trigeminal afferences in the trigemino-cervical complex as a contributing factor in migraine. METHODS: Children ≤18 years with the confirmed diagnosis of migraine were prospectively investigated. Comprehensive data on medical history, clinical neurological and psychological status were gathered...
September 26, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933311/mg17-a-novel-triazole-derivative-abrogated-neuroinflammation-and-related-neurodegenerative-symptoms-in-rodents
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Gangadhar Matharasala, Ganesh Samala, Yogeeswari Perumal
The objective of present study is to explore multiple effects of the compound MG17 and relate them to achieve better therapeutic potential against neuroinflammation related disorders. We examined whether our compound is acting through regulating neuroinflammatory mediators. We have done some preliminary behavioral studies to shortlist the derivatives using rodent models of peripheral nerve injury in our earlier publication and now we extended our screening studies to explore the test compounds efficacy on other related peripheral neurological disorders such as Streptozotocin-induced diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and methyl mercury (MeHg) induced neurodegeneration in rats...
September 19, 2017: Current Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931439/effects-of-whole-body-vibration-exercise-on-neuromuscular-function-for-individuals-with-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zhangqi Lai, Xueqiang Wang, Seullee Lee, Xihe Hou, Lin Wang
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a leading cause of public disability. Neuromuscular function contributes to the development and/or progression of KOA. Whole body vibration (WBV) exercise improve the neuromuscular function of patients with neurological disorders and even that of older patients with limited exercise options. Therefore, WBV exercise may offer an efficient and alternative treatment for individuals with KOA. However, the effects of WBV training on the neuromuscular function of individuals with KOA remain unclear...
September 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928544/role-of-anesthesiologist-in-the-management-of-a-child-with-cerebral-palsy
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REVIEW
Safiya Imtiaz Shaikh, Ganapati Hegade
Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a spectrum of nonprogressive neurological disorders with disturbances in posture and movement, resulting from perinatal intrauterine insult to developing infant brain. Many conditions associated with CP require surgery. Such cases pose important gastrointestinal, respiratory, and other perioperative considerations. Anesthetic management in these cases is delicate. Intraoperative complications including hypovolemia, hypothermia, muscle spasms, seizures, and delayed recovery might complicate the anesthetic management...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920040/parasympathetic-cholinergic-and-neuropeptide-mechanisms-of-migraine
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REVIEW
Nikita Mikhailov, Oleg V Mamontov, Alexei A Kamshilin, Rashid Giniatullin
CONTEXT: Migraine mechanisms remain largely uncovered for various reasons including a very high complexity of the neurophysiological mechanisms implicated in this disorder and a plethora of endogenous biologically active compounds involved in the pathological process. The functional role of parasympathetic innervation of meninges and cholinergic mechanisms of migraine are among little explored issues despite multiple evidence indirectly indicating the role of acetylcholine (ACh) and its analogues in migraine and other types of headache...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918499/the-levels-of-circulating-proangiogenic-factors-in-migraineurs
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Slawomir Michalak, Alicja Kalinowska-Lyszczarz, Danuta Wegrzyn, Anna Thielemann, Krystyna Osztynowicz, Wojciech Kozubski
Migraine has been reported as a risk factor for ischemic stroke or cardiovascular events, and dysfunction of endothelial cells has been evidenced in migraine patients. Proangiogenic factors are potential endothelial stimulators, and their disturbances can link abnormalities of endothelium with increased risk of vascular disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of circulating proangiogenic factors in sera of migraineurs during interictal period. Fifty-two patients aged 37.9 ± 9.6 years, fulfilling International Headache Society criteria for migraine, were included in this observational case-control study...
September 16, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
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