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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916318/matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-in-campylobacter-jejuni-induced-paralytic-neuropathy-resembling-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-chickens
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Kishan Kumar Nyati, Kashi Nath Prasad, Vinita Agrawal, Nuzhat Husain
Inflammation in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is manifested by changes in matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression. We investigated the expression of MMP-2, -9 and TNF-α and correlated it with pathological changes in sciatic nerve tissue from Campylobacter jejuni-induced chicken model for GBS. Campylobacter jejuni and placebo were fed to chickens and assessed for disease symptoms. Sciatic nerves were examined by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Expressions of MMPs and TNF-α, were determined by real-time PCR, and activities of MMPs by zymography...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915853/low-threshold-unmyelinated-mechanoafferents-can-modulate-pain
#2
Kathrin Habig, Anne Schänzer, Wolfgang Schirner, Gothje Lautenschläger, Benjamin Dassinger, Håkan Olausson, Frank Birklein, Elke R Gizewski, Heidrun H Krämer
BACKGROUND: Human, hairy skin contains a subgroup of C-fibers, the C-low threshold mechanoreceptive afferents ((C-LTMR) C-tactile or C-touch (CT) fibers) that are linked with the signaling of affective aspects of human touch. Recent studies suggest an involvement of these afferents in the modulation of pain in healthy volunteers. Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is associated with a damage of C-fibers. Therefore, an impairment of C-LTMRs can be assumed. We aimed to elaborate a possible role of CT-afferents in pain modulation by investigating healthy volunteers and SFN-patients...
September 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914883/cidp-and-other-inflammatory-neuropathies-in-diabetes-diagnosis-and-management
#3
REVIEW
Yusuf A Rajabally, Mark Stettner, Bernd C Kieseier, Hans-Peter Hartung, Rayaz A Malik
Distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSPN) is the most common neuropathy to occur in diabetes mellitus. However, patients with diabetes can also develop inflammatory neuropathies, the most common and most treatable of which is chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). Whether diabetes is a risk factor for CIDP remains under debate. Early studies suggested that patients with diabetes were at increased risk of CIDP, but epidemiological studies failed to confirm the association, and subsequent data have re-opened the debate...
September 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912683/nano-scale-biophysical-and-structural-investigations-on-intact-and-neuropathic-nerve-fibers-by-simultaneous-combination-of-atomic-force-and-confocal-microscopy
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Gonzalo Rosso, Ivan Liashkovich, Peter Young, Victor Shahin
The links between neuropathies of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), including Charcot-Marie-Tooth1A and hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies, and impaired biomechanical and structural integrity of PNS nerves remain poorly understood despite the medical urgency. Here, we present a protocol describing simultaneous structural and biomechanical integrity investigations on isolated nerve fibers, the building blocks of nerves. Nerve fibers are prepared from nerves harvested from wild-type and exemplary PNS neuropathy mouse models...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911684/a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-study-to-determine-the-effect-of-ankascin-568-plus-on-blood-glucose-regulation
#5
Yin-Ruei Wang, Sheng-Fu Liu, You-Cheng Shen, Chien-Li Chen, Chine-Ning Huang, Tzu-Ming Pan, Chin-Kun Wang
Diabetes is the fourth major cause of death in Taiwan. High blood glucose can lead to macrovascular diseases, small vessel diseases (retinopathy, kidney disease), and neuropathy. This study aimed to investigate whether Monascus-fermented products (ANKASCIN 568 plus) can regulate blood glucose and blood lipids. This study enrolled 39 patients with a fasting blood glucose level between 100 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL, and a glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level of <9%. All patients were randomly divided into placebo (n=20) and experimental (n=19) groups...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900705/clinical-relevance-of-neurological-evaluation-in-patients-suffering-urinary-retention-in-the-absence-of-subvesical-obstruction
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N Schwertner-Tiepelmann, A Hagedorn-Wiesner, C Erschig, K Beilecke, F Schwab, R Tunn
PURPOSE: Clinical relevance of neurological evaluation in patients suffered urinary retention in the absence of subvesical obstruction. Determining whether (1) women complaining residual bladder volume without prolapse and obstruction always suffer pudendal nerve damage; (2) neurogenic damage can be linked to patients history/clinical examination; (3) therapy alters regarding to neurological findings; and (4) electromyography (EMG) of musculus sphincter ani externus (MSAE) can be omitted with electronically stimulated pudendal nerve latency (ESPL) as the standard investigation...
September 12, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900459/protective-effects-of-bogijetong-decoction-and-its-selected-formula-on-neuropathic-insults-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-animals
#7
Ki-Joong Kim, Uk Namgung, Chung Sik Cho
Bogijetong decoction (BGJTD) is a mixture of herbal formulation which is used in the traditional Korean medicine for the treatment of neuropathic pain caused by diabetes. Here, we investigated the regulatory effects of BGJTD and its reconstituted decoction subgroups on the neuropathic responses in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetic animals. Be decoction (BeD) was formulated by selecting individual herbal components that induced neurite outgrowth most efficiently in each subgroup. BeD induced the neurite outgrowth in DRG neurons most efficiently among decoction subgroups and downregulated the production of TNF-α from the sciatic nerves in STZ-diabetic animals...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899883/microrna-146a-mimics-reduce-the-peripheral-neuropathy-in-type-ii-diabetic-mice
#8
Xian Shuang Liu, Baoyan Fan, Alexandra Szalad, Longfei Jia, Lei Wang, Xinli Wang, Wanlong Pan, Li Zhang, Ruilan Zhang, Jiani Hu, Xiao Ming Zhang, Michael Chopp, Zheng Gang Zhang
MicroRNA-146a (miR-146a) regulates multiple immune diseases. However, the role of miR-146a in diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) has not been investigated. We found that mice (db/db) with type II diabetes exhibited substantial down-regulation of miR-146a in sciatic nerve tissue. Systemic administration of miR-146a mimics to diabetic mice elevated miR-146a levels in plasma and sciatic nerve tissue and substantially increased motor and sensory nerve conduction velocities by 29% and 11%, respectively, and regional blood flow by 50% in sciatic nerve tissue...
September 12, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894082/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-cidp-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
#9
Hrudya Abraham, Jose Kuzhively, Syed W Rizvi
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of SLE presenting as CIDP and discuss the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of CIDP. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old woman with a past medical history of SLE treated with hydroxychloroquine presented with bilateral, progressive, ascending, sensory and motor neuropathy. Physical examination showed weakness and reduced temperature of all extremities, reduced pinprick and vibration sense of the distal extremities, loss of reflexes, and walking with a wide-based unsteady gait...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893208/trial-design-and-rationale-for-apollo-a-phase-3-placebo-controlled-study-of-patisiran-in-patients-with-hereditary-attr-amyloidosis-with-polyneuropathy
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David Adams, Ole B Suhr, Peter J Dyck, William J Litchy, Raina G Leahy, Jihong Chen, Jared Gollob, Teresa Coelho
BACKGROUND: Patisiran is an investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic in development for the treatment of hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis, a progressive disease associated with significant disability, morbidity, and mortality. METHODS: Here we describe the rationale and design of the Phase 3 APOLLO study, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, global study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of patisiran in patients with hATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy...
September 11, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891012/visualization-of-multiple-organ-amyloid-involvement-in-systemic-amyloidosis-using-11-c-pib-pet-imaging
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Naoki Ezawa, Nagaaki Katoh, Kazuhiro Oguchi, Tsuneaki Yoshinaga, Masahide Yazaki, Yoshiki Sekijima
PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for evaluating whole-body amyloid involvement in patients with systemic amyloidosis. METHODS: Whole-body (11)C-PiB PET was performed in seven patients with systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, seven patients with hereditary transthyretin (ATTRm) amyloidosis, one asymptomatic TTR mutation carrier and three healthy controls. The correlations between clinical organ involvement, radiological (11)C-PiB uptake and histopathological findings were analysed for each organ...
September 10, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890682/impaired-mitophagy-plays-a-role-in-denervation-of-neuromuscular-junctions-in-als-mice
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Robert S Rogers, Sudheer Tungtur, Tomohiro Tanaka, Lisa L Nadeau, Yomna Badawi, Hua Wang, Hong-Min Ni, Wen-Xing Ding, Hiroshi Nishimune
Motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and animal models show degeneration from the nerve terminal, known as dying-back neuropathy. To investigate the mechanism underlying this neuropathy, we analyzed the neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) and motor neuron cell bodies in SOD1(G93A) mice using electron microscopy. NMJs of SOD1(G93A) mice exhibited significantly higher numbers of autophagosomes and degenerated mitochondria compared to wild-type controls. Mitophagosomes were identified in the NMJ presynaptic terminals of wild-type mice and SOD1(G93A) mice...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886934/transglutaminase-6-antibodies-in-gluten-neuropathy
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Panagiotis Zis, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao, Ptolemaios Georgios Sarrigiannis, Pascale Aeschlimann, Daniel P Aeschlimann, David Sanders, Richard A Grünewald, Marios Hadjivassiliou
BACKGROUND: TG6 antibodies have been shown to be a marker of gluten ataxia but their presence in the context of other neurological manifestations of gluten sensitivity has not been explored. We investigated the presence of TG6 antibodies in gluten neuropathy (GN), defined as as an otherwise idiopathic peripheral neuropathy associated with serological markers of gluten sensitivity (one or more of antigliadin IgG and/or IgA, endomysial and transglutaminase-2 antibodies). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at the Sheffield Institute of Gluten Related Diseases, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK...
August 10, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886703/factors-associated-with-foot-ulceration-and-amputation-in-adults-on-dialysis-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#14
Michelle R Kaminski, Anita Raspovic, Lawrence P McMahon, Katrina A Lambert, Bircan Erbas, Peter F Mount, Peter G Kerr, Karl B Landorf
BACKGROUND: Adults on dialysis are at increased risk of foot ulceration, which commonly precedes more serious lower limb complications, including amputation. Limited data exist regarding the prevalence and factors associated with foot disease in this population. Hence, this study set out to investigate factors associated with foot ulceration and amputation in a dialysis cohort. METHODS: This study presents a cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a multi-center prospective cohort study...
September 8, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885674/the-outcome-of-transscleral-cyclophotocoagulation-for-the-management-of-acute-angle-closure
#15
Patrick J Chiam, Velota C T Sung
PURPOSE: To investigate the outcome of transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TCP) in the treatment of acute angle closure (AAC) refractory to medical treatment. METHODS: This is a retrospective interventional case series. The inclusion criteria include patients diagnosed with AAC who had TCP. Pre-TCP and post-TCP intraocular pressure (IOP), visual acuity, and AAC treatment were analyzed. The complications and the results of subsequent treatments including lens extraction if performed were also assessed...
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885454/attenuation-of-early-phase-inflammation-by-cannabidiol-prevents-pain-and-nerve-damage-in-rat-osteoarthritis
#16
Holly T Philpott, Melissa O'Brien, Jason J McDougall
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial joint disease, which includes joint degeneration, intermittent inflammation, and peripheral neuropathy. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-euphoria producing constituent of cannabis that has the potential to relieve pain. The aim of this study was to determine if CBD is anti-nociceptive in OA, and whether inhibition of inflammation by CBD could prevent the development of OA pain and joint neuropathy. OA was induced in male Wistar rats (150-175g) by intra-articular injection of sodium monoiodoacetate (MIA; 3mg)...
September 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883007/bilateral-tarsal-tunnel-syndrome-attributed-to-bilateral-fibrous-tarsal-coalition-and-symmetrical-hypertrophy-of-the-sustentaculum-tali
#17
Anil K Bhat, Sandesh Madi, Prajwal Prabhudev Mane, Ashwath Acharya
Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is one of the frequently encountered entrapment neuropathies of the lower limb. Most often the aetiology is considered to be idiopathic. However, it has to be thoroughly investigated to rule out diverse extrinsic and intrinsic causes. The sustentaculum tali (ST) forms the superior part of the distal tarsal tunnel, and any increase in its size may result in irritation of the tibial nerve or its branches, the medial and lateral plantar nerves or decrease the overall volume of the tarsal tunnel culminating to clinical features of TTS...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882597/the-acute-and-chronic-effects-of-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-injections-on-intraocular-pressure-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Peter Bracha, Nicholas A Moore, Thomas A Ciulla, Darrell WuDunn, Louis B Cantor
The acute and chronic effects of repeated intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections on intraocular pressure (IOP) have not been fully characterized and the development of sustained ocular hypertension could adversely affect patients who are at risk of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. As expected, volume-driven, acute ocular hypertension immediately follows intravitreal injection, but this pressure elevation is generally transient and well-tolerated. Several medications have been investigated to limit acute ocular hypertension following anti-VEGF therapy, but the benefits of pretreatment are not conclusive...
September 4, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879607/arthroscopic-management-of-suprascapular-neuropathy-of-the-shoulder-improves-pain-and-functional-outcomes-with-minimal-complication-rates
#19
M Memon, J Kay, L Ginsberg, N Simunovic, K Bak, P Lapner, O R Ayeni
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to systematically assess the arthroscopic management of suprascapular neuropathy, including the aetiology, surgical decision-making, clinical outcomes, and complications associated with the procedure. METHODS: Three databases [PubMed, Ovid (Medline), and Embase] were searched. Systematic literature screening and data abstraction was performed in duplicate to present a review of studies reporting on arthroscopic management of suprascapular neuropathy...
September 6, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877137/a-systematic-review-of-nmda-receptor-antagonists-for-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-clinical-practice
#20
Rohit Aiyer, Neel Mehta, Semih Gungor, Amitabh Gulati
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA) receptor antagonists for neuropathic pain and review literature to determine if specific pharmacologic agents provide adequate neuropathic pain relief. METHODS: Literature was reviewed on PubMed using a variety of key words for 8 NMDA receptor antagonists. These key words include: "Ketamine and Neuropathy", "Ketamine and Neuropathic Pain", "Methadone and Neuropathy", "Methadone and Neuropathic Pain", "Memantine and Neuropathic pain", "Memantine and Neuropathy", "Amantadine and Neuropathic Pain", "Amantadine and Neuropathy", "Dextromethorphan and Neuropathic Pain", "Dextromethorphan and Neuropathy", "Carbamazepine and Neuropathic Pain", "Carbamazepine and Neuropathy", "Valproic Acid and Neuropathy", "Valproic Acid and Neuropathic Pain", "Phenytoin and Neuropathy" and "Phenytoin and Neuropathic Pain"...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
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