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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081139/long-latency-somatosensory-evoked-potentials-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Carlos Trenado, Saskia Elben, Lena Friggemann, Sonja Gruhn, Stefan Jun Groiss, Jan Vesper, Alfons Schnitzler, Lars Wojtecki
Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) are a viable way to measure processing of somatosensory information. SSEPs have been described at the scalp and the cortical level by electroencephalographic, magnetoencephalographic and intracranial cortical recordings focusing on short-latency (SL; latency<40 ms) and long-latency (LL; latency>40 ms) SSEPs as well as by deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode studies targeting SL-SSEPs. Unfortunately, LL-SSEPs have not been addressed at the subcortical level aside from the fact that studies targeting the characteristics and generators of SSEPs have been neglected for the last ten years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080973/changes-in-interoceptive-processes-following-brain-stimulation
#2
Olga Pollatos, Beate M Herbert, Sandra Mai, Thomas Kammer
The processing and perception of individual internal bodily signals (interoception) has been differentiated to comprise different levels and processes involved. The so-called heartbeat-evoked potential (HEP) offers an additional possibility to examine automatic processing of cardiac signals. Knowledge on neural structures potentially supporting different facets of interoception is still sparse. One way to get insights into neuroanatomical function is to manipulate the activity of different brain structures...
November 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079157/feeling-touched-emotional-modulation-of-somatosensory-potentials-to-interpersonal-touch
#3
N Ravaja, V Harjunen, I Ahmed, G Jacucci, M M Spapé
Although the previous studies have shown that an emotional context may alter touch processing, it is not clear how visual contextual information modulates the sensory signals, and at what levels does this modulation take place. Therefore, we investigated how a toucher's emotional expressions (anger, happiness, fear, and sadness) modulate touchee's somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) in different temporal ranges. Participants were presented with tactile stimulation appearing to originate from expressive characters in virtual reality...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078360/multimodal-nerve-monitoring-during-periacetabular-osteotomy-identifies-surgical-steps-associated-with-risk-of-injury
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Eduardo N Novais, Travis Heare, Lauryn Kestel, Patricia Oliver, Willy Boucharel, Jason Koerner, Kim Strupp
PURPOSE: Sciatic nerve palsy after periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is a serious complication. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a multimodal sciatic monitoring technique allows for identification of surgical steps that place the sciatic nerve at risk. METHODS: Transcranial electrical motor evoked potentials (TcMEPs), somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs), and spontaneous electromyography (EMG) were monitored in a consecutive series of 34 patients (40 hips) who underwent PAO for the treatment of symptomatic hip dysplasia between January 2012 and November 2014...
January 11, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063106/excitability-of-the-motor-cortex-in-patients-with-migraine-changes-with-the-time-elapsed-from-the-last-attack
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Francesca Cortese, Gianluca Coppola, Davide Di Lenola, Mariano Serrao, Cherubino Di Lorenzo, Vincenzo Parisi, Francesco Pierelli
BACKGROUND: Motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) produced by single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the motor cortex can be an objective measure of cortical excitability. Previously, MEP thresholds were found to be normal, increased, or even reduced in patients with migraine. In the present study, we determined whether the level of cortical excitability changes with the time interval from the last migraine attack, thereby accounting for the inconsistencies in previous reports...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051280/tongue-somatosensory-evoked-potentials-reflect-midbrain-involvement-in-patients-with-clinically-isolated-syndrome
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Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Ivan Adamec, Luka Crnošija, Tereza Gabelić, Barbara Barun, Ivana Zadro, Silva Butković Soldo, Mario Habek
AIM: To test the hypothesis that tSSEP findings reflect clinical and MRI MS lesions, the aim of this study was to investigate tSSEP changes in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) in relation to clinical and brainstem MRI findings. The second aim was to investigate whether the interpretation of the tSSEP results in the form of the tSSEP score enables better evaluation of the afferent trigeminal pathway involvement than analyzing each tSSEP parameter separately. METHODS: 115 consecutive CIS patients were enrolled from August 1, 2014 until March 1, 2016...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043447/immediate-spinal-cord-collateral-blood-flow-during-thoracic-aortic-procedures-the-role-of-epidural-arcades
#7
Fabian A Kari, Karin Wittmann, Babak Saravi, Luisa Puttfarcken, Sonja Krause, Katharina Förster, Sven Maier, Ulrich Göbel, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
The objective of this study was to investigate the functional differences between paraspinal and intraspinal compartments of the spinal collateral network and the importance of circular epidural arcades in thoracic aortic surgery. N = 33 pigs (mean body weight: 34 ± 3kg) were included. A single-inlet-model of spinal collateral flow was created: paraspinal inflow into the collateral network was isolated by cephalad and caudal interruption of inflow into epidural arcades using laminectomies. Animals were assigned to treatment groups (Treatment "open" [patent epidural arcades, n = 10] and Treatment "closed" [closed epidural arcades, n = 10]) and Sham groups (Sham "open" n = 8 and Sham "closed" n = 5)...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042641/progression-of-dysphagia-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-6
#8
Chiharu Isono, Makito Hirano, Hikaru Sakamoto, Shuichi Ueno, Susumu Kusunoki, Yusaku Nakamura
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), an autosomal dominant triplet repeat disease, predominantly affects the cerebellum with a late onset and generally good prognosis. Dysphagia is commonly associated with the outcomes of neurodegenerative diseases such as SCA6. Although the characteristics of dysphagia have been rarely reported in SCA6, our previous study indicated that dysphagia is generally milder in SCA6 than in SCA3, another inherited ataxia with multisystem involvement. However, abnormalities in the pharyngeal phase in SCA6 were indistinguishable from those in SCA3, with no explainable reason...
January 2, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029595/pulse-duration-as-well-as-current-direction-determines-the-specificity-of-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-of-motor-cortex-during-contraction
#9
Ricci Hannah, John C Rothwell
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggested that anterior-posterior (AP) directed currents induced by TMS in motor cortex (M1) activate interneuron circuits different from those activated by posterior-anterior currents (PA). The present experiments provide evidence that pulse duration also determines the activation of specific interneuron circuits. OBJECTIVE: To use single motor unit (SMU) recordings to confirm the difference in onset latencies of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) evoked by different current directions and pulse durations: AP30, AP120, PA30 and PA120...
October 5, 2016: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010998/comparison-of-multimodal-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-efficacy-in-early-childhood-and-school-aged-children-undergoing-spinal-surgery
#10
Alpaslan Şenköylü, Murat Zinnuroğlu, Alp Börçek, Erdem Aktaş, İrfan Güngör, Mehmet Beyazova
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the performance of multimodal intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (MIONM) in children below and over 6 years of age. METHODS: 43 children, diagnosed with spinal pathologies were divided into two cohorts according to their age and enrolled in the study. Those under the age of 6 consisted group A, whereas those between the age of 6 and 11 consisted group B. All patients underwent spinal surgical procedures according to their diagnosis...
December 20, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009277/movement-initiation-signals-in-mouse-whisker-motor-cortex
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Varun Sreenivasan, Vahid Esmaeili, Taro Kiritani, Katia Galan, Sylvain Crochet, Carl C H Petersen
Frontal cortex plays a central role in the control of voluntary movements, which are typically guided by sensory input. Here, we investigate the function of mouse whisker primary motor cortex (wM1), a frontal region defined by dense innervation from whisker primary somatosensory cortex (wS1). Optogenetic stimulation of wM1 evokes rhythmic whisker protraction (whisking), whereas optogenetic inactivation of wM1 suppresses initiation of whisking. Whole-cell membrane potential recordings and silicon probe recordings of action potentials reveal layer-specific neuronal activity in wM1 at movement initiation, and encoding of fast and slow parameters of movements during whisking...
December 21, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004644/enhancing-performance-of-a-motor-imagery-based-brain-computer-interface-by-incorporating-electrical-stimulation-induced-sssep
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Weibo Yi, Shuang Qiu, Kun Wang, Hongzhi Qi, Xin Zhao, Feng He, Peng Zhou, Jiajia Yang, Dong Ming
OBJECTIVE: We proposed a novel simultaneous hybrid brain-computer interface (BCI) by incorporating electrical stimulation into a motor imagery (MI) based BCI system. The goal of this study was to enhance the overall performance of an MI-based BCI. In addition, the brain oscillatory pattern in the hybrid task was also investigated. APPROACH: 64-channel Electroencephalographic (EEG) data were recorded during MI, selective attention (SA) and hybrid tasks in fourteen healthy subjects...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003635/effects-of-stat3-inhibitors-on-neural-functional-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#13
Meng Cui, Xinlong Ma, Jie Sun, Jinquan He, Lin Shen, Fangguo Li
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can induce primary and secondary injury, resulting in severe neurological damage and dysfunction in patients. Studies have reported that signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) plays an important role in the inflammatory immune response and neural stem cell differentiation. In order to examine whether a STAT3 inhibitor can prevent worsening of an SCI and promote neural stem cell differentiation, a rat model of surgically induced SCI was created and rats were treated with the STAT3 inhibitor S31-201...
December 21, 2016: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998779/systemic-blood-pressure-alters-cortical-blood-flow-and-neurovascular-coupling-during-nociceptive-processing-in-the-primary-somatosensory-cortex-of-the-rat
#14
Sae Uchida, Suzie Bois, Jean-Paul Guillemot, Hugues Leblond, Mathieu Piché
Inference on nociceptive and pain-related processes from functional magnetic resonance imaging is made with the assumption that the coupling of neuronal activity and cerebral hemodynamic changes is stable. However, since nociceptive stimulation is associated with increases in systemic arterial pressure, it is essential to determine whether this coupling remains the same during different levels of nociception and pain. The main objective of the present study was to compare the amplitude of local field potentials (LFP) and cerebral blood flow (CBF) changes in the primary somatosensory cortex during nociceptive electrical stimulation of the contralateral or ipsilateral forepaw in isoflurane-anesthetized rats, while manipulating mean arterial pressure (MAP)...
December 18, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993450/predictive-patterns-of-sensory-evoked-potentials-in-comatose-brain-injured-patients-evolving-to-brain-death
#15
Maenia Scarpino, Giovanni Lanzo, Riccardo Carrai, Francesco Lolli, Maria Luisa Migliaccio, Maddalena Spalletti, Adriano Peris, Aldo Amantini, Antonello Grippo
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEPs), recorded within 24h after ICU admission, are reliable predictors of brain death (BD) in comatose patients with acquired brain injury of various aetiologies. METHODS: SEPs were classified as absent (A), pathological (P), and normal (N). Considering SEP recordings from both hemispheres, 6 patterns were identified: NN, NP, PP, NA, AP, and AA. The final endpoint was BD. RESULTS: Of the 203 patients included in the study, 70 (34%) evolved toward BD...
December 16, 2016: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988240/intraoperative-spinal-cord-monitoring-lesional-level-diagnosis
#16
M Gavaret, S Pesenti, M S Diop-Sene, E Choufani, G Bollini, J-L Jouve
BACKGROUND: In spinal deformity surgery, iatrogenic spinal cord injury is the most feared complication. Intraoperative monitoring (IOM) of the spinal cord assesses its functional integrity and allows significant reduction of the rate of spinal cord injury. HYPOTHESIS: In case of severe IOM alert, lesional level diagnosis constitutes supplementary and useful information. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was retrospective and monocentric. In our institution, 1062 pediatric spinal deformity surgeries have been monitored since 2004...
December 14, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982764/spinal-cord-hemangioblastomas-significance-of-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-for-resection-and-long-term-outcome
#17
Sebastian Siller, Andrea Szelényi, Lisa Herlitz, Joerg Christian Tonn, Stefan Zausinger
OBJECTIVE Spinal cord hemangioblastomas are rare benign tumors developing either sporadically or as part of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. Generally, resection is the treatment of choice. However, the significance of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) for resection and postoperative outcome is still controversial. The authors analyzed the surgical and clinical courses of patients who had undergone resection of spinal cord hemangioblastoma, with special attention to preoperative imaging, the use of IONM, and short- and long-term outcomes...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974811/recessive-piezo2-stop-mutation-causes-distal-arthrogryposis-with-distal-muscle-weakness-scoliosis-and-proprioception-defects
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Goknur Haliloglu, Kerstin Becker, Cagri Temucin, Beril Talim, Nalan Küçükşahin, Matthias Pergande, Susanne Motameny, Peter Nürnberg, Ustun Aydingoz, Haluk Topaloglu, Sebahattin Cirak
The genetic work-up of arthrogryposis is challenging due to the diverse clinical and molecular etiologies. We report a-18(3/12)-year-old boy, from a 2nd degree consanguineous family, who presented at 3(6/12) years with hypotonia, distal laxity, contractures, feeding difficulties at birth. He required surgery for progressive scoliosis at 16 years of age, and walked independently since then with an unstable gait and coordination defects. His latest examination at 18 years of age revealed a proprioceptive defect and loss-of-joint position sense in the upper limbs...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965587/exploring-the-mechanisms-of-exercise-induced-hypoalgesia-using-somatosensory-and-laser-evoked-potentials
#19
Matthew D Jones, Janet L Taylor, John Booth, Benjamin K Barry
Exercise-induced hypoalgesia is well described, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of exercise on somatosensory evoked potentials, laser evoked potentials, pressure pain thresholds and heat pain thresholds. These were recorded before and after 3-min of isometric elbow flexion exercise at 40% of the participant's maximal voluntary force, or an equivalent period of rest. Exercise-induced hypoalgesia was confirmed in two experiments (Experiment 1-SEPs; Experiment 2-LEPs) by increased pressure pain thresholds at biceps brachii (24...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939912/effects-of-mastication-on-human-somatosensory-processing-a-study-using-somatosensory-evoked-potentials
#20
Hiroki Nakata, Mai Aoki, Kiwako Sakamoto
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of mastication on somatosensory processing using somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs). Fourteen healthy subjects received a median nerve stimulation at the right wrist under two conditions: Mastication and Control. SEPs were recorded in five sessions for approximately seven minutes: Pre, Post 1, 2, 3, and 4. Subjects were asked to chew gum for five minutes after one session in Mastication. Control included the same five sessions. The amplitudes and latencies of P14, N20, P25, N35, P45, and N60 components at C3', frontal N30 component at Fz, and P100 and N140 components at Pz were analyzed...
December 7, 2016: Neuroscience Research
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