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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145166/revisiting-interhemispheric-imbalance-in-chronic-stroke-a-tdcs-study
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Alana B McCambridge, James W Stinear, Winston D Byblow
OBJECTIVE: Chronic stroke patients with moderate-severe motor impairment may have an increased reliance on contralesional vs ipsilesional motor areas to control the paretic arm. We hypothesised that increasing contralesional excitability with anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) would benefit motor performance in patients with moderate-severe impairment. METHODS: Ten patients with motor impairment at the chronic stage after stroke received a-tDCS, cathodal (c-tDCS) and sham with the target electrode over contralesional motor cortex (M1)...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144602/neuroplasticity-following-short-term-strength-training-occurs-at-supraspinal-level-and-is-specific-for-the-trained-task
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Louis-Solal Giboin, Benjamin Weiss, Felix Thomas, Markus Gruber
AIMS: Different modalities of strength training cause performance enhancements, which are specific for the trained task. However, the involved mechanisms are still largely unknown. It has been demonstrated that strength training could induce neuroplasticity, which might underlie the performance improvements during the first training sessions. Thus, we hypothesized to find task-specific neuroplasticity after a short-term strength training of two distinct strength tasks. METHODS: Young healthy male subjects were exposed to 4 sessions of either maximal isometric explosive (EXPL group, N = 9) or slow sustained (SUS group, N = 10) knee extensions...
November 16, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141190/relationship-between-rtms-effects-and-mep-features-before-rtms
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Kazuhisa Nojima, Keiji Iramina
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a promising method for use in the clinical field, as it can induce modulation of cortical excitability. Generally, rTMS inhibits the motor cortex when delivered at less than 1Hz. However, it has been indicated that a facilitative effect is induced by 1Hz rTMS, depending on the stimulation parameters and the individual. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the features of the subject that could affect the 1Hz rTMS effect when rTMS stimulus conditions change...
November 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140922/fingolimod-reduces-neuropathic-pain-behaviors-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-by-a-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-dependent-inhibition-of-central-sensitization-in-the-dorsal-horn
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Suzanne Doolen, Tommaso Iannitti, Benjamin C Shaw, Carolyn M Grachen, Renee R Donahue, Bradley K Taylor
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune-inflammatory neurodegenerative disease that is often accompanied by a debilitating neuropathic pain. Disease-modifying agents slow the progression of MS and prevent relapses, yet it remains unclear if they yield analgesia. We explored the analgesic potential of fingolimod (FTY720), an agonist/functional antagonist at the sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1PR1), because it reduces hyperalgesia in models of peripheral inflammatory and neuropathic pain. We used a myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55 (MOG35-55) mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), modified to avoid frank paralysis and thus allow for assessment of withdrawal behaviors to somatosensory stimuli...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138091/longitudinal-electrophysiological-changes-after-cervical-hemi-contusion-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#5
Zucheng Huang, Rong Li, Junhao Liu, Zhiping Huang, Yong Hu, Xiaoliang Wu, Qingan Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the longitudinal somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) characterization from acute to chronic injury following the cervical hemi-contusion spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats, and correlate the MEPs & SEPs to the behavioral outcomes. METHODS: Fifteen adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to the hemi-contusion spinal cord injury at C5. Forelimb MEPs & SEPs were applied to 5 animals before injury and 3h, 1d, 3d, 1w, 2w, 4w and 8w after injury respectively...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129160/visual-but-not-motor-processes-predict-simple-visuomotor-reaction-time-of-badminton-players
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Thorben Hülsdünker, Heiko K Strüder, Andreas Mierau
The athlete's brain exhibits significant functional adaptations that facilitate visuomotor reaction performance. However, it is currently unclear if the same neurophysiological processes that differentiate athletes from non-athletes also determine performance within a homogeneous group of athletes. This information can provide valuable help for athletes and coaches aiming to optimize existing training regimes. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the neurophysiological correlates of visuomotor reaction performance in a group of skilled athletes...
November 12, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124791/impact-of-different-intensities-of-intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-on-the-cortical-properties-during-tms-eeg-and-working-memory-performance
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Sung Wook Chung, Nigel C Rogasch, Kate E Hoy, Caley M Sullivan, Robin F H Cash, Paul B Fitzgerald
Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique capable of increasing cortical excitability beyond the stimulation period. Due to the rapid induction of modulatory effects, prefrontal application of iTBS is gaining popularity as a therapeutic tool for psychiatric disorders such as depression. In an attempt to increase efficacy, higher than conventional intensities are currently being applied. The assumption that this increases neuromodulatory may be mechanistically false for iTBS...
November 9, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122116/mipo-of-proximal-humerus-fractures-through-an-anterolateral-acromial-approach-is-the-axillary-nerve-at-risk
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Josip Knežević, Mario Mihalj, Fabijan Čukelj, Arsen Ivanišević
PURPOSE: It is known that shoulder surgery may cause iatrogenic injury to the axillary nerve as a serious complication, but there is little evidence to indicate whether the axillary nerve is at risk of injury during an anterolateral acromial approach for minimally-invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) of proximal humerus fractures. We hypothesised that this surgical method is safe for the axillary nerve and would preserve it from iatrogenic injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective follow-up cohort study on 49 consecutive patients with proximal humerus fractures who were managed with MIPO through an anterolateral approach...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119425/correction-to-changes-in-transcranial-motor-evoked-potentials-during-hemorrhage-are-associated-with-increased-serum-propofol-concentrations
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Jeremy A Lieberman, John Feiner, Mark Rollins, Russ Lyon, Paul Jasiukaitis
In the original publication of the article, the corresponding author inadvertently omitted one of the co-authors in the author group. The corrected author group is given in this erratum.
November 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118698/an-acute-exposure-to-muscle-vibration-decreases-knee-extensors-force-production-and-modulates-associated-central-nervous-system-excitability
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Robin Souron, Thibault Besson, Chris J McNeil, Thomas Lapole, Guillaume Y Millet
Local vibration (LV) has been recently validated as an efficient training method to improve muscle strength. Understanding the acute effects may help elucidate the mechanism(s). This study aimed to investigate the effects of a single bout of prolonged LV on knee extensor force production and corticospinal responsiveness of vastus lateralis (VL) and rectus femoris (RF) muscles in healthy young and old adults. Across two visits, 23 adult subjects (20-75 years old) performed pre- and post-test measurements, separated by 30-min of either rest (control; CON) or LV...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118196/the-involvement-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors-in-plasticity-induced-by-paired-corticospinal-motoneuronal-stimulation-in-humans
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Siobhan C Donges, Jessica M D'Amico, Jane E Butler, Janet L Taylor
Plasticity can be induced at human corticospinal-motoneuronal synapses by delivering repeated, paired stimuli to corticospinal axons and motoneurones in a technique called paired corticospinal-motoneuronal stimulation (PCMS). To date, the mechanisms of the induced plasticity are unknown. To determine whether PCMS-induced plasticity is dependent on N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs), the effect of the non-competitive NMDAR antagonist, dextromethorphan, on PCMS-induced facilitation was assessed in a two-day, double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118191/effects-of-muscle-action-type-on-corticospinal-excitability-and-triceps-surae-muscle-tendon-mechanics
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Pedro Valadao, Sadao Kurokawa, Taija Finni, Janne Avela
This study investigated if the specific motor control strategy reported for eccentric muscle actions is dependent of muscle mechanical behavior. Motor-evoked potentials (MEP), Hoffman reflex (H-reflex), fascicle length (FL), pennation angle (PA) and fascicle velocity (FV) of soleus (SOL) muscle were compared between isometric and two eccentric conditions. Ten volunteers performed maximal plantarflexion trials in isometric, slow eccentric (25º/s) and fast eccentric (100º/s) conditions, each on a different randomized testing session...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114283/a-method-for-reconstruction-of-severely-damaged-spinal-cord-using-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cells-and-platelet-rich-protein-as-a-biological-scaffold
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Ahmed Sabry Ammar, Yasser Osman, Ahmed Taher Hendam, Mohammed Ahmed Hasen, Fatma Abdullah Al Rubaish, Danya Yaagoub Al Nujaidi, Faisal Mishal Al Abbas
Introduction: There have been attempts to alter the prognosis of severe spinal cord injury in different centers, but none of which have reliably altered the outcome. Some trials use stem cells (SCs) that produced widely differing results. We hereby add our experience in our center of a surgical reconstruction of the damaged spinal cord using a mixture of SCs and Platelet-Rich Protein (PRP) with fibrin coated as a biological scaffold. Materials and Methods: Four cases of severely damaged spinal cord have been operated for neurolysis and reconstruction of the spinal cord using SCs and platelet-rich protein (PRP) with fibrin coated harvested from the peripheral circulation of the patient...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114276/predictive-value-of-motor-evoked-potential-monitoring-during-surgery-of-unruptured-anterior-circulation-cerebral-aneurysms
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Yasuhiro Yamada, Yoko Kato, Mohsen Nouri, Tsukasa Ganaha, Motoki Oheda, Kohei Ishihara, Shigeta Moriya, Akiyo Sadato, Joji Inamasu, Yuichi Hirose
Objective and Background: Surgery of unruptured aneurysms is always a great challenge to neurovascular surgeons because no postoperative neurological deficits should be expected postoperatively as the patients are fully asymptomatic before the surgery. Here, we present our experience with selective motor evoked potential (MEP) monitoring of our patients in a 2-year time window. Patients and Methods: From 2012 to 2014, 27 patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms were operated in our institute with the help of MEP monitoring...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112509/association-between-sensorimotor-impairments-and-functional-brain-changes-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-a-critical-review
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Nina Goossens, Sofie Rummens, Lotte Janssens, Karen Caeyenberghs, Simon Brumagne
Low back pain (LBP) coincides with sensorimotor impairments, e.g., reduced lumbosacral tactile and proprioceptive acuity and postural control deficits. Recent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies suggest that sensorimotor impairments in LBP may be associated with brain changes. However, no consensus exists regarding the relationship between functional brain changes and sensorimotor behavior in LBP. Therefore, this review critically discusses the available fMRI studies on brain activation related to non-nociceptive somatosensory stimulation and motor performance in individuals with LBP...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111852/emg-triggered-stimulation-post-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Maryam Zoghi, Mary P Galea
BACKGROUND: Mechanical injury in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) rarely transects the cord completely, even when the injury is classified as complete. These patients can show sub-clinical evidence of spared motor connections, which might be amenable to targeted rehabilitation. Neurophysiological evaluations can complement the clinical evaluation by providing objective data about conduction across the SCI site. CASE DESCRIPTION: A twenty-four year old patient with SCI was admitted to a rehabilitation centre 49 days post traumatic SCI...
November 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109038/movements-and-body-ownership-evidence-from-the-rubber-hand-illusion-after-mechanical-limb-immobilization
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Dalila Burin, Francesca Garbarini, Valentina Bruno, Carlotta Fossataro, Cristina Destefanis, Anna Berti, Lorenzo Pia
There is no consensus on whether, and to what extent, actions contribute to constructing awareness of one's own body. Here we investigated at both physiological and behavioral level whether a prolonged limb immobilization affects body ownership. We tested a group of healthy participants, whose left-hand movements were prevented by a cast for one week, and a control group without any movement restriction. In both groups, we measured the strength of the rubber hand illusion (i.e., proprioceptive shift and questionnaire on ownership) and the physiological parameters known to be modulated by short-term arm immobilization (i...
November 3, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104528/the-effect-of-lamotrigine-and-levetiracetam-on-tms-evoked-eeg-responses-depends-on-stimulation-intensity
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Isabella Premoli, Alyssa Costantini, Davide Rivolta, Andrea Biondi, Mark P Richardson
The combination of transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography (TMS-EEG) has uncovered underlying mechanisms of two anti-epileptic medications: levetiracetam and lamotrigine. Despite their different mechanism of action, both drugs modulated TMS-evoked EEG potentials (TEPs) in a similar way. Since both medications increase resting motor threshold (RMT), the current aim was to examine the similarities and differences in post-drug TEPs, depending on whether stimulation intensity was adjusted to take account of post-drug RMT increase...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101845/motor-cortex-excitability-in-seizure-free-stx1b-mutation-carriers-with-a-history-of-epilepsy-and-febrile-seizures
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Maria-Ioanna Stefanou, Debora Desideri, Justus Marquetand, Paolo Belardinelli, Christoph Zrenner, Holger Lerche, Ulf Ziemann
OBJECTIVE: Mutations in STX1B encoding the presynaptic protein syntaxin-1B are associated with febrile seizures with or without epilepsy. It is unclear to what extent these mutations are linked to abnormalities of cortical glutamatergic or GABAergic neurotransmission. We explored this question using single- and paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) excitability markers. METHODS: We studied nine currently asymptomatic adult STX1B mutation carriers with history of epilepsy and febrile seizures, who had been seizure-free for at least eight years without antiepileptic drug treatment, and ten healthy age-matched controls...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097700/long-latency-interhemispheric-interactions-between-motor-related-areas-and-the-primary-motor-cortex-a-dual-site-tms-study
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Francesca Fiori, Emilio Chiappini, Matteo Candidi, Vincenzo Romei, Sara Borgomaneri, Alessio Avenanti
The primary motor cortex (M1) is highly influenced by premotor/motor areas both within and across hemispheres. Dual site transcranial magnetic stimulation (dsTMS) has revealed interhemispheric interactions mainly at early latencies. Here, we used dsTMS to systematically investigate long-latency causal interactions between right-hemisphere motor areas and the left M1 (lM1). We stimulated lM1 using a suprathreshold test stimulus (TS) to elicit motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) in the right hand. Either a suprathreshold or a subthreshold conditioning stimulus (CS) was applied over the right M1 (rM1), the right ventral premotor cortex (rPMv), the right dorsal premotor cortex (rPMd) or the supplementary motor area (SMA) prior to the TS at various CS-TS inter-stimulus intervals (ISIs: 40-150 ms)...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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