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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643927/co2-low-level-laser-therapy-has-an-early-but-not-delayed-pain-effect-during-experimental-tooth-movement
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T Deguchi, D G Kim, H Kamioka
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that the use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) reduces elevated pain by controlling the release of neurochemicals during orthodontic tooth movement. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Okayama University. Sixty-five Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to tooth movement and LLLT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult Sprague Dawley rats were used in this study. Groups included day 0 controls, irradiation only controls and with or without irradiation sacrificed at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 14 days after tooth movement (n=5 each, total n=65)...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638117/disrupted-functional-connectivity-between-the-periaqueductal-gray-and-other-brain-regions-in-a-rat-model-of-recurrent-headache
#2
Zhihua Jia, Wenjing Tang, Dengfa Zhao, Shengyuan Yu
Functional connectivity (FC) has been used to investigate the pathophysiology of migraine. We aimed to identify atypical FC between the periaqueductal gray (PAG) and other brain areas in rats induced by repeated meningeal nociception. The rat model was established by infusing an inflammatory soup (IS) through supradural catheters in conscious rats. Quiescent and face-grooming behaviors were observed to assess nociceptive behavior. FC analysis seeded on the PAG was performed on rats 21 days after IS infusion...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633971/manganese-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-depicts-brain-activity-in-models-of-acute-and-chronic-pain-a-new-window-to-study-experimental-spontaneous-pain
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I M Devonshire, J J Burston, L Xu, A Lillywhite, M J Prior, D J G Watson, C M Greenspon, S J Iwabuchi, D P Auer, V Chapman
Application of functional imaging techniques to animal models is vital to understand pain mechanisms, but is often confounded by the need to limit movement artefacts with anaesthesia, and a focus on evoked responses rather than clinically relevant spontaneous pain and related hyperalgesia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI) to measure neural responses during on-going pain that underpins hyperalgesia in pre-clinical models of nociception...
June 17, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629511/microbiota-regulates-visceral-pain-in-the-mouse
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Pauline Luczynski, Monica Tramullas, Maria Viola, Fergus Shanahan, Gerard Clarke, Siobhain O'Mahony, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
The perception of visceral pain is a complex process involving the spinal cord and higher order brain structures. Increasing evidence implicates the gut microbiota as a key regulator of brain and behavior, yet it remains to be determined if gut bacteria play a role in visceral sensitivity. We used germ-free mice (GF) to assess visceral sensitivity, spinal cord gene expression and pain-related brain structures. GF mice displayed visceral hypersensitivity accompanied by increases in Toll-like receptor and cytokine gene expression in the spinal cord, which were normalized by postnatal colonization with microbiota from conventionally colonized (CC)...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628911/a-carasil-patient-from-americas-with-novel-mutation-and-atypical-features-case-presentation-and-literature-review
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Muhammad Ibrahimi, Hiroaki Nozaki, Angelica Lee, Osamu Onodera, Raymond Reichwein, Matthew Wicklund, Mohammad El-Ghanem
OBJECTIVE: Reporting a novel mutation in the HTRA1 gene in a CARASIL patient from Americas. METHODS: Clinical presentation and neuroimaging were consistent with CARASIL. HTRA1 DNA sequencing was performed using advanced ("next generation") sequencing technology. The results revealed a homozygous missense mutation as c.616G>A (p.Gly206Arg) in the HTRA1 gene. RESULTS: A 24-year-old man with a history of chronic back pain presented with recurrent ischemic strokes...
June 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625240/-dynamic-changes-of-complement-level-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-its-relationships-with-myocardial-injury
#6
Aihong Shao, Xin Qi, Qi Li, Wenjun Jia, Liping Wei, Wenguang Hou, Yanfang Qi, Yue Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study relationships between myocardial injury and the levels of serum complement C3, C4 and C5b-9 in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: A retrospectively analysis was conducted. 170 ACS patients [including 110 cases of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and 60 cases of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS)] with ischemic chest pain or chest discomfort onset within the prior 12 hours admitted to the cardiology department of Tianjin Union Medicine Center from January 2014 to July 2016 were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609560/resolving-the-contributions-of-anaesthesia-surgery-and-nerve-injury-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-of-male-rats-in-the-cci-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#7
James W M Kang, Kevin A Keay, David Mor
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is critical for selecting and shaping complex behavioral responses. In rodent models of neuropathic pain there is evidence for both structural and functional changes in the mPFC. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the normal functioning of the mPFC. It has been suggested that the disruption of complex behaviors and mood seen in some neuropathic pain patients is mediated in part by alterations of BDNF in this cortical region. In Sprague-Dawley rats, mPFC levels of BDNF and TrkB mRNA and protein, were quantified and compared to controls (n = 24) 6 days after either: (a) halothane (1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608601/brain-structural-properties-predict-psychologically-mediated-hypoalgesia-in-an-8-week-sham-acupuncture-treatment-for-migraine
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Jixin Liu, Junya Mu, Qianqian Liu, Wanghuan Dun, Ming Zhang, Jie Tian
Neuroimaging studies described brain structural changes that comprise the mechanisms underlying individual differences in migraine development and maintenance. However, whether such interindividual variability in migraine was observed in a pretreatment scan is a predisposition for subsequent hypoalgesia to placebo treatment that remains largely unclear. Using T1-weighted imaging, we investigated this issue in 50 healthy controls (HC) and 196 patients with migraine without aura (MO). An 8-week double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled acupuncture was used, and we only focused on the data from the sham acupuncture group...
June 13, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608248/the-analgesic-effect-of-trans-resveratrol-is-regulated-by-calcium-channels-in-the-hippocampus-of-mice
#9
Weijie Wang, Yingcong Yu, Jing Li, Lin Wang, Zhi Li, Chong Zhang, Linlin Zhen, Lianshu Ding, Gang Wang, Xiaoyang Sun, Ying Xu
Resveratrol has been widely studied in terms of it's potential to slow the progression of many diseases. But little is known about the mechanism of action in neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is the main type of chronic pain associated with tissue injury. Calcium channels and calcium/caffeine-sensitive pools are associated with analgesic pathway involving neuropathic pain. Our previous study suggested that the antinociceptive effect of resveratrol was involved in Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent signaling in the spinal cord of mice...
June 12, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591831/the-gut-metagenome-changes-in-parallel-to-waist-circumference-brain-iron-deposition-and-cognitive-function
#10
Gerard Blasco, José Maria Moreno-Navarrete, Mireia Rivero, Vicente Pérez-Brocal, Josep Garre-Olmo, Josep Puig, Pepus Daunis-I-Estadella, Carles Biarnés, Jordi Gich, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Ángel Alberich-Bayarri, Andrés Moya, Salvador Pedraza, Wifredo Ricart, Miguel López, Manuel Portero-Otin, José-Manuel Fernandez-Real
Context: Microbiota perturbations seem to exert modulatory effects on emotional behavior, stress- and pain-modulation systems in adult animals; however, limited information is available in humans. Objective: To study potential relationships among the gut metagenome, brain microstructure and cognitive performance in middle-aged, apparently healthy, obese and nonobese subjects, after weight changes. Design: This is a longitudinal study over a 2-year period...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590514/altered-white-matter-microarchitecture-in-the-cingulum-bundle-in-women-with-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-tract-based-analysis-study
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Jixin Liu, Hongjuan Liu, Junya Mu, Qing Xu, Tao Chen, Wanghuan Dun, Jing Yang, Jie Tian, Li Hu, Ming Zhang
Primary dysmenorrhea (PD), as characterized by painful menstrual cramps without organic causes, is associated with central sensitization and brain function changes. Previous studies showed the integrated role of the default mode network (DMN) in the pain connectome and its key contribution on how an individual perceives and copes with pain disorders. Here, we aimed to investigate whether the cingulum bundle connecting hub regions of the DMN was disrupted in young women with PD. Diffusion tensor imaging was obtained in 41 PD patients and 41 matched healthy controls (HC) during their periovulatory phase...
June 7, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583880/slow-5-dynamic-functional-connectivity-reflects-the-capacity-to-sustain-cognitive-performance-during-pain
#12
J C Cheng, R L Bosma, K S Hemington, A Kucyi, M A Lindquist, K D Davis
Some individuals are more distracted by pain during a cognitive task than others, representing poor pain coping. We have characterized individuals as A-type (attention dominates) or P-type (pain dominates) based on how pain interferes with task speed. The ability to optimize behavior during pain may relate to the flexibility in communication at rest between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) of the executive control network, and the anterior mid-cingulate cortex (aMCC) of the salience network (SN) - regions involved in cognitive-interference...
June 3, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579842/short-and-long-term-health-consequences-of-sleep-disruption
#13
REVIEW
Goran Medic, Micheline Wille, Michiel Eh Hemels
Sleep plays a vital role in brain function and systemic physiology across many body systems. Problems with sleep are widely prevalent and include deficits in quantity and quality of sleep; sleep problems that impact the continuity of sleep are collectively referred to as sleep disruptions. Numerous factors contribute to sleep disruption, ranging from lifestyle and environmental factors to sleep disorders and other medical conditions. Sleep disruptions have substantial adverse short- and long-term health consequences...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579187/functional-mri-bold-response-in-sickle-mice-with-hyperalgesia
#14
Ying Wang, Xiao Wang, Wei Chen, Kalpna Gupta, Xiao-Hong Zhu
Patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have abnormal hemoglobin (sickle hemoglobin S) leading to the crystallization of hemoglobin chains in red blood cells (RBCs), which assume sickle shape and display reduced flexibility. Sickle RBCs (sRBCs) adhere to vessel walls and block blood flow, thus preventing oxygen delivery to the tissues leading to vaso-occlusive crises (VOC), acute pain and organ damage. SCA patients often have chronic pain that can be attributed to inflammation, vasculopathy, neuropathy, ischemia-reperfusion injury and organ damage...
June 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573818/the-journey-between-brain-and-gut-a-systematic-review-of-psychological-mechanisms-of-treatment-effect-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#15
Sula Windgassen, Rona Moss-Morris, Joseph Chilcot, Alice Sibelli, Kimberley Goldsmith, Trudie Chalder
PURPOSE: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. It is estimated to affect 10-22% of the UK population. The use of psychological interventions in IBS is increasingly empirically supported, but little is known about the mechanism of psychological treatment approaches. The present systematic review aimed to investigate the mechanisms of psychological treatment approaches applied to IBS. METHODS: The systematic review included studies conducting mediation analysis in the context of psychological interventions for IBS, focusing on the outcomes of symptom severity and/or quality of life (QoL)...
June 1, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573048/brain-oscillations-elicited-by-the-cold-pressor-test-a-putative-index-of-untreated-essential-hypertension
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Christos Papageorgiou, Efstathios Manios, Eleftheria Tsaltas, Eleni Koroboki, Maria Alevizaki, Elias Angelopoulos, Meletios-Athanasios Dimopoulos, Charalabos Papageorgiou, Nikolaos Zakopoulos
OBJECTIVE: Essential hypertension is associated with reduced pain sensitivity of unclear aetiology. This study explores this issue using the Cold Pressor Test (CPT), a reliable pain/stress model, comparing CPT-related EEG activity in first episode hypertensives and controls. METHOD: 22 untreated hypertensives and 18 matched normotensives underwent 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). EEG recordings were taken before, during, and after CPT exposure...
2017: International Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571775/critical-role-of-ca1-muscarinic-receptors-on-memory-acquisition-deficit-induced-by-total-tsd-and-rem-sleep-deprivation-rsd
#17
Bibi-Zahra Javad-Moosavi, GholamHassan Vaezi, Mohammad Nasehi, Seyed-Ali Haeri-Rouhani, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
AIM: Despite different theories regarding sleep physiological function, an overall census indicates that sleep is useful for neural plasticity which eventually strengthens cognition and brain performance. Different studies show that sleep deprivation (SD) leads to impaired learning and hippocampus dependent memory. According to some studies, cholinergic system plays an important role in sleep (particularly REM sleep), learning, memory, and its retrieval. So this study has been designed to investigate the effect of CA1 Cholinergic Muscarinic Receptors on memory acquisition deficit induced by total sleep deprivation (TSD) and REM sleep deprivation (RSD)...
May 29, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559473/paracetamol-acetaminophen-impairs-brain-masculinisation
#18
Anders Hay-Schmidt, Olivia Finkielman, Benjamin Jensen, Christine Høgsbro, Jacob Bak Holm, Kristoffer Haurum Johansen, Tina Kold Jensen, Anderson Martino Andrade, Shanna Swan, Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, Søren Brunak, Bernard Jegou, Karsten Kristiansen, David Møbjerg Kristensen
Paracetamol/acetaminophen (N-Acetyl-p-Aminophenol; APAP) is the preferred analgesic for pain relief and fever during pregnancy. It has therefore caused concern that several studies have reported that prenatal exposure to APAP results in developmental alterations in both the reproductive tract and the brain. Genitals and nervous system of male mammals are actively masculinized during foetal development and early postnatal life by the combined actions of prostaglandins and androgens, resulting in the male-typical reproductive behaviour seen in adulthood...
May 30, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559374/tarp-%C3%AE-2-is-required-for-inflammation-associated-ampa-receptor-plasticity-within-lamina-ii-of-the-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn
#19
Steve J Sullivan, Mark Farrant, Stuart G Cull-Candy
In the brain, transmembrane AMPA receptor (AMPAR) regulatory proteins (TARPs) critically influence the distribution, gating, and pharmacology of AMPARs, but the contribution of these auxiliary subunits to AMPAR-mediated signaling in the spinal cord remains unclear. We found that the type I TARP γ-2 (stargazin) is present in lamina II of the superficial dorsal horn (SDH), an area involved in nociception. Consistent with the notion that γ-2 is associated with surface AMPARs, CNQX, a partial agonist at AMPARs associated with type I TARPs, evoked whole-cell currents in lamina II neurons, but such currents were severely attenuated in γ-2-lacking stargazer (stg/stg) mice...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557681/hypnosis-in-cancer-care
#20
Joshua Wortzel, David Spiegel
Cancer affects a growing proportion of the population as survival improves. The illness and its treatment brings a substantial burden of symptoms, including pain, anxiety, insomnia, and grief. Here, the uses of hypnosis in the treatment of these cancer-related problems will be reviewed. The utility of measuring hypnotizability in the clinical setting will be discussed. The current neurobiology of hypnotizability and hypnosis will be reviewed. Methods and results of using hypnosis for pain control in acute and chronic settings will be presented...
July 2017: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
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