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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325145/anxiety-dependent-modulation-of-motor-responses-to-pain-expectancy
#1
Carlotta Fossataro, Giulia Bucchioni, Federico D'Agata, Valentina Bruno, Rosalba Morese, Pierre Krystkowiak, Francesca Garbarini
The relationship between pain expectancy and motor system plays a crucial role in the human defensive system. Here, we took advantage of the inhibitory modulation of the motor pathway to the muscle of the hand receiving painful stimuli, by recording motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We employed a classical conditioning paradigm in which neutral (visual and auditory) stimuli were conditioned by pairing either painful or not-painful stimuli (electric shocks) in separated groups...
January 8, 2018: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317192/abnormal-cortical-brain-integration-of-somatosensory-afferents-in-als
#2
Sina Sangari, Alain Giron, Guillaume Marrelec, Pierre-François Pradat, Véronique Marchand-Pauvert
OBJECTIVES: Infraclinical sensory alterations have been reported at early stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). While previous studies mainly focused on early somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs), late SEPs, which reflect on cortical pathways involved in cognitive-motor functions, are relatively underinvestigated. Early and late SEPs were compared to assess their alterations in ALS. METHODS: Median and ulnar nerves were electrically stimulated at the wrist, at 9 times the perceptual threshold, in 21 ALS patients without clinical evidence of sensory deficits, and 21 age- and gender-matched controls...
December 24, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317185/cortical-inhibition-assessed-using-paired-pulse-tms-eeg-is-increased-in-older-adults
#3
George M Opie, Simranjit K Sidhu, Nigel C Rogasch, Michael C Ridding, John G Semmler
BACKGROUND: Alterations in inhibitory processes mediated by gamma-aminobutyric acid type B (GABAB) receptors may contribute to age-related functional impairments. However, investigation of these circuits using conventional paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at long interstimulus intervals (∼100-200ms) have produced conflicting results in older adults, possibly due to the indirect nature of the TMS motor evoked potential (MEP). OBJECTIVE: To utilise electroencephalography and TMS coregistration (TMS-EEG) to more directly assess age-related changes in GABAB-mediated long-interval intracortical inhibition (LICI)...
December 30, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315829/effects-of-acute-isometric-resistance-exercise-on-cervicomedullary-motor-evoked-potentials
#4
James L Nuzzo, Benjamin K Barry, Simon C Gandevia, Janet L Taylor
Cervicomedullary motor evoked potentials (CMEPs) in relaxed biceps brachii have been reported to facilitate after acute isometric exercise of the elbow flexors. This facilitation, which reflects either enhanced corticospinal transmission or increased motoneurone excitability, has only been documented in the limb posture used during exercise. In Experiment 1, we tested if these spinal changes "transfer" to a second posture. Fourteen individuals completed 12 sets of high-force isometric contractions of the elbow flexors with the forearm pronated...
January 6, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314454/neurophysiological-comparison-among-tonic-high-frequency-and-burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-novel-insights-into-spinal-and-brain-mechanisms-of-action
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Tommaso Bocci, Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Davide Barloscio, Laura Parenti, Lara Tollapi, Massimiliano Valeriani, Ferdinando Sartucci
RATIONALE: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective option for neuropathic pain treatment. New technological developments, as high-frequency (HF) and theta burst stimulation (TBS), have shown promising results, although putative mechanisms of action still remain debated. METHODS: thirty patients with lower back pain were enrolled and underwent LF, HF, and TBS. Laser evoked potentials (LEPs) were recorded by using a Nd:YAG laser. Amplitudes and latencies of the main two components (N1, N2/P2) were compared among different experimental sessions...
January 4, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313181/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-during-spinal-surgery-technical-review-in-open-and-minimally-invasive-approaches
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REVIEW
Fabio Cofano, Francesco Zenga, Marco Mammi, Roberto Altieri, Nicola Marengo, Marco Ajello, Paolo Pacca, Antonio Melcarne, Carola Junemann, Alessandro Ducati, Diego Garbossa
Neurophysiological monitoring is of undoubted value for the intraoperative safety of neurosurgical procedures. Widely developed and used for cranial surgery, it is equally as effective, though perhaps less commonly employed, for spinal pathology. The most frequently used techniques for intraoperative monitoring during spinal surgery include somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs), motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and electromyography, which can either be spontaneous free-running (sEMG) or triggered (tEMG). The knowledge of the benefits and limitations of each modality is essential in optimising the value of intraoperative monitoring during spinal procedures...
January 8, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309857/evidence-for-existence-of-trunk-limb-neural-interaction-in-the-corticospinal-pathway
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Atsushi Sasaki, Matija Milosevic, Hirofumi Sekiguchi, Kimitaka Nakazawa
In humans, trunk muscles have an essential role in postural control as well as walking. However, little is known about the mechanisms of interaction with different muscles, especially related to how trunk muscles interact with the limbs. Contraction of muscles can modulate the corticospinal excitability not only of the contracted muscle, but also of other muscles even in the remote segments of the body. However, "remote effect" mechanism has only been examined for inter-limb interactions. The aim of our current study was to test if there are trunk-limb interactions in the corticospinal pathways...
January 5, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307264/from-goals-to-muscles-motor-familiarity-shapes-the-representation-of-action-related-sounds-in-the-human-motor-system
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Luca F Ticini, Simone Schütz-Bosbach, Florian Waszak
Numerous studies corroborated the idea that the sound of familiar motor acts triggers a muscle-specific replica of the perceived actions in the listener's brain. We recently contradicted this conclusion by demonstrating that the representation of newly-learned action-related sounds is not somatotopically organised but rather it corresponds to the goal a particular action aims to achieve. In the present study, we reconciled these contrasting results by showing that a higher degree of motor familiarity obtained via long-term practice with auditory-motor associations shapes a somatotopically organised representation of action-related sounds...
January 8, 2018: Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305917/motor-imagery-of-voluntary-muscle-relaxation-of-the-foot-induces-a-temporal-reduction-of-corticospinal-excitability-in-the-hand
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Kouki Kato, Kazuyuki Kanosue
The object of this study was to clarify how the motor imagery of foot muscle relaxation influences corticospinal excitability for the ipsilateral hand. Twelve participants volitionally relaxed their right foot from a dorsiflexed position (actual relaxation), or imaged the same movement (imagery relaxation) in response to an auditory cue. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was delivered to the hand area of the left primary motor cortex at different time intervals after an auditory cue. Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were recorded from the right extensor carpi radialis (ECR) and flexor carpi radialis (FCR)...
January 3, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305572/proprioceptive-changes-in-bilateral-knee-joints-following-unilateral-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#10
Lei Zhang, Ji Qi, Yan Zeng, Shaoqun Zhang, Shijie Fu, Xin Zhou, Ruiyue Ping, Yikai Li
BACKGROUND The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most important structures maintaining stability of knee joints, and the proprioception of the ACL plays a key role in it. If the ACL is injured in the unilateral knee joint, it changes nerve electrophysiology, morphology, and quantity of the proprioceptors in the bilateral ACL. The aim of this study was to explore the proprioceptive changes in the bilateral knee joints following unilateral ACL injury, and to provide a theoretical foundation and ideas for clinical treatment...
January 6, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305208/vestibulo-cochlear-function-in-inflammatory-neuropathies
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Marisa Blanquet, Jens A Petersen, Antonella Palla, Dorothe Veraguth, Konrad P Weber, Dominik Straumann, Alexander A Tarnutzer, Hans H Jung
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to quantify peripheral-vestibular deficits that may contribute to imbalanced stance/gait in patients with inflammatory neuropathies. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (58 ± 15 y [mean age ± 1SD]; chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy = 10, Guillain-Barré Syndrome = 5, Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy = 2, multifocal-motor-neuropathy = 4) were compared with 26 healthy controls. All subjects received video-head-impulse testing (vHIT), caloric irrigation and cervical/ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic-potentials (VEMPs)...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304044/directing-visual-attention-during-action-observation-modulates-corticospinal-excitability
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David J Wright, Greg Wood, Zoe C Franklin, Ben Marshall, Martin Riach, Paul S Holmes
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) research has shown that corticospinal excitability is facilitated during the observation of human movement. However, the relationship between corticospinal excitability and participants' visual attention during action observation is rarely considered. Nineteen participants took part in four conditions: (i) a static hand condition, involving observation of a right hand holding a ball between the thumb and index finger; (ii) a free observation condition, involving observation of the ball being pinched between thumb and index finger; and (iii and iv) finger-focused and ball-focused conditions, involving observation of the same ball pinch action with instructions to focus visual attention on either the index finger or the ball...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291096/spinal-excitability-is-increased-in-the-torque-depressed-isometric-steady-state-following-active-muscle-shortening
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Caleb T Sypkes, Benjamin Kozlowski, Jordan Grant, Leah R Bent, Chris J McNeil, Geoffrey A Power
Torque depression (TD) is the reduction in steady-state isometric torque following active muscle shortening when compared with a purely isometric contraction at the same muscle length and level of activation. The purpose of the present study was to assess spinal and supraspinal excitability in the TD state during submaximal contractions of the dorsiflexors. Eleven young (24 ± 2 yrs) males performed 16 contractions at a constant level of electromyographic activity (40% of maximum). Half of the contractions were purely isometric (8 s at an ankle angle of 100°), whereas the other half induced TD (2 s isometric at 140°, a 1 s shortening phase at 40° s-1 and 5 s at 100°)...
November 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289918/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-during-the-surgery-of-spinal-arteriovenous-malformation-sensitivity-specificity-and-warning-criteria
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Xiaoyu Li, Hong-Qi Zhang, Feng Ling, Chuan He, Peng Hu, Tao Hu, Jiaxing Yu
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of spinal arteriovenous malformation (SAVM) is low, but its treatment is challenging. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) for intramedullary tumors has been a benchmark in neurosurgery. This study aimed to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and warning criteria of IONM for SAVM surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From November 2012 to January 2016, 55 patients underwent SAVM surgery with IONM at the Neurosurgery Department of Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, China...
December 21, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286496/evoked-bioelectrical-brain-activity-following-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation
#15
K Loganovsky, K Kuts
The article provides an overview of modern physiological evidence to support the hypothesis on cortico limbic sys tem dysfunction due to the hippocampal neurogenesis impairment as a basis of the brain interhemispheric asym metry and neurocognitive deficit after radiation exposure. The importance of the research of both evoked poten tials and fields as a highly sensitive and informative method is emphasized.Particular attention is paid to cerebral sensor systems dysfunction as a typical effect of ionizing radiation...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285814/altered-motor-plasticity-in-an-acute-relapse-of-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Isabelle Wirsching, Mathias Buttmann, Thorsten Odorfer, Jens Volkmann, Joseph Classen, Daniel Zeller
In relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) the symptoms of a clinical relapse subside over time. Neuroplasticity is believed to play an important compensatory role. In this study we assessed excitability-decreasing plasticity during an acute relapse of MS and 12 weeks afterwards. Motor plasticity was examined in 19 patients with clinically isolated syndrome or RRMS during a steroid-treated relapse (t1) and 12 weeks afterwards (t2) using paired-associative stimulation (PAS10). This method combines repetitive electric nerve stimulation with transcranial magnetic stimulation of the contralateral motor cortex to model long-term synaptic depression in the human cortex...
December 29, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285072/changes-in-transcranial-electrical-motor-evoked-potentials-during-the-early-and-reversible-stage-of-permanent-spinal-cord-ischemia-predict-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-rabbit-animal-model
#17
Mingguang Wang, Fanguo Meng, Qimin Song, Jian Zhang, Chao Dai, Qingyan Zhao
The present study examined changes in the transcranial electrical motor-evoked potentials (TceMEP) waveform to predict neurological deficits and histopathological changes during the early and reversible stage of different levels of permanent spinal cord ischemic injury in a rabbit animal model. A total of 24 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into four groups of 6 rabbits each. Group 1 underwent a ligation of the lumbar artery at three levels (L1-L3), group 2 underwent a ligation of the lumbar artery at four levels (L1-L4) and group 3 underwent a ligation of the lumbar artery at five levels (L1-L5)...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283935/the-effects-of-sex-and-motoneuron-pool-on-central-fatigue
#18
Alexandra F Yacyshyn, Jane Nettleton, Chris J McNeil
PURPOSE: It is uncertain if sex influences central fatigue as the reduction in voluntary activation (VA) was not different between the sexes for elbow flexors (EFs) but greater in males compared to females for knee extensors. This disparity could result from the facilitatory and inhibitory effects of group III/IV muscle afferent effects on flexor vs. extensor motoneurons, respectively. The purpose of this study was to examine central fatigue and motoneuron responsiveness of EFs and elbow extensors (EEs) in males and females...
December 28, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283918/clinical-utility-of-intraoperative-motor-evoked-potential-monitoring-to-prevent-postoperative-spinal-cord-injury-in-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm-repair-an-audit-of-the-japanese-association-of-spinal-cord-protection-in-aortic-surgery-database
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Kenji Yoshitani, Kenichi Masui, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Mikito Kawamata, Manabu Kakinohana, Shinya Kato, Kyoko Hasuwa, Michiaki Yamakage, Yusuke Yoshikawa, Kimitoshi Nishiwaki, Tadashi Aoyama, Yoshimi Inagaki, Kazumasa Yamasaki, Mishiya Matsumoto, Kazuyoshi Ishida, Atsuo Yamashita, Katsuhiro Seo, Shinichi Kakumoto, Hironobu Hayashi, Yuu Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka, Takashi Ishida, Hiroyuki Uchino, Takayasu Kakinuma, Yoshitsugu Yamada, Yoshiteru Mori, Shunsuke Izumi, Kunihiro Nishimura, Michikazu Nakai, Yoshihiko Ohnishi
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord ischemic injury is the most devastating sequela of descending and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. Motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) have been used to intraoperatively assess motor tract function, but it remains unclear whether MEP monitoring can decrease the incidence of postoperative motor deficits. Therefore, we reviewed multicenter medical records of patients who had undergone descending and thoracoabdominal aortic repair (both open surgery and endovascular repair) to assess the association of MEP monitoring with postoperative motor deficits...
December 26, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280747/the-change-of-motor-cortical-excitability-between-eyes-open-and-closed-conditions
#20
Kai-Hsiang Chen, Ying-Zu Huang
The effect of the eyes closed and eyes open states on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)-induced motor cortex response remains unclear. This study evaluated the difference in TMS-induced motor cortical responses between the eyes open and eyes closed states. Ten healthy right-handed participants participated in three experiments. The stimulation-response curve of motor-evoked potential, short-interval intracortical inhibition, intracortical facilitation, and cortical silent period were determined in both the eyes open and eyes closed states, in random order...
December 26, 2017: Neuroreport
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