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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944983/oral-prolonged-release-oxycodone-naloxone-for-managing-pain-and-opioid-induced-constipation-a-review-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Bart J Morlion, Stefan A Mueller-Lissner, Renato Vellucci, Wojciech Leppert, Benoît C Coffin, Sara L Dickerson, Tony O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Opioids provide effective relief from moderate-to-severe pain and should be prescribed as part of a multifaceted approach to pain management when other treatments have failed. Fixed-dose oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablets (OXN PR) were designed to address the opioid class effect of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) by combining the analgesic efficacy of oxycodone with the opioid receptor antagonist, naloxone, which has negligible systemic availability when administered orally...
September 25, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943756/slick-kcnt2-sodium-activated-potassium-channels-limit-peptidergic-nociceptor-excitability-and-hyperalgesia
#2
Danielle L Tomasello, Edward Hurley, Lawrence Wrabetz, Arin Bhattacharjee
The Slick (Kcnt2) sodium-activated potassium (KNa) channel is a rapidly gating and weakly voltage-dependent and sodium-dependent potassium channel with no clearly defined physiological function. Within the dorsal root ganglia (DRGs), we show Slick channels are exclusively expressed in small-sized and medium-sized calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-containing DRG neurons, and a pool of channels are localized to large dense-core vesicles (LDCV)-containing CGRP. We stimulated DRG neurons for CGRP release and found Slick channels contained within CGRP-positive LDCV translocated to the neuronal membrane...
2017: Journal of Experimental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943285/ethanol-differentially-modulates-p2x4-and-p2x7-receptor-activity-and-function-in-bv2-microglial-cells
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Liana Asatryan, Olga Ostrovskaya, Dustin Lieu, Daryl L Davies
Neuroinflammation is one of the mechanisms leading to neurodegenerative brain damage induced by chronic alcohol (ethanol) exposure. Microglia play a major role in the development of innate immune responses to environmental injuries including ethanol. Adenosine 5″-triphosphate (ATP)-activated purinergic P2X receptor (P2XR) subtypes, P2X4Rs and P2X7Rs, are endogenously expressed in microglia and can modulate their activity. These 2 P2XR subtypes differ pharmacologically and functionally: 1) P2X4Rs are activated at lower (≤0...
September 21, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942488/psychological-and-biomechanical-aspects-of-patient-adaptation-to-diabetic-neuropathy-and-foot-ulceration
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REVIEW
Loretta Vileikyte, Ryan T Crews, Neil D Reeves
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to elucidate how psychological and biomechanical factors interrelate in shaping patients' experience with diabetic symmetric polyneuropathy (DSPN) and its sequela-diabetic foot ulceration (DFU). RECENT FINDINGS: Recent findings emphasize the importance not only of neuropathic pain but also of other DSPN symptoms, such as unsteadiness. We highlight the negative spiral between unsteadiness, falls, and psychological distress...
September 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942229/surgical-experience-of-laparoscopic-retroperitoneal-triple-neurectomy-for-a-patient-with-chronic-neuropathic-inguinodynia
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Masato Narita, Shunpei Jikihara, Hiroaki Hata, Ryo Matsusue, Takashi Yamaguchi, Tetsushi Otani, Iwao Ikai
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic inguinodynia following inguinal hernia repair sometimes becomes a disabling disease. We report a case of successful surgical treatment of chronic refractory neuropathic pain after inguinal hernia by laparoscopic retroperitoneal triple neurectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A seventy-year-old male who underwent right-side inguinal hernia repair using the Lichtenstein method revisited our hospital with inguinodynia 16 months after surgery. After a thorough assessment, the patient was diagnosed with neuropathic pain based on the following: 1) dermatomal mapping suggested ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve problems, 2) pain was evoked by specific movement, 3) the site of maximum pain was slightly changed at every physical examination, and 4) no evidence of recurrence or meshoma was observed on MRI...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940994/drg-spinal-cord-stimulation-as-solution-for-patients-with-severe-pain-due-to-anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-a-case-series
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Frédérique Mathilde Ulrike Mol, Rudi M H Roumen
OBJECTIVES: Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome (ACNES) is a debilitating neuropathic pain condition. A small portion of patients do not respond to any currently available treatment modalities. These patients, often young women, might benefit from targeted spinal cord stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). METHODS: This retrospective case series describes five ACNES patients who were referred from a Dutch dedicated tertiary referral center to collaborating sites with extensive experience in DRG stimulation to be implanted with a DRG Axium System (St...
September 21, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940250/synergistic-interaction-of-a-gabapentin-mangiferin-combination-in-formalin-induced-secondary-mechanical-allodynia-and-hyperalgesia-in-rats-is-mediated-by-activation-of-no-cyclic-gmp-atp-sensitive-k-channel-pathway
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Beatriz Godínez-Chaparro, Geovanna Nallely Quiñonez-Bastidas, Isabel Rocío Rojas-Hernández, Amaya Montserrat Austrich-Olivares, Alfonso Mata-Bermudez
Preclinical Research Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant used to treat neuropathic pain. Mangiferin is an antioxidant that has antinociceptive and antiallodynic effects in inflammatory and neuropathic pain models. The purpose of this study was to determine the interaction between mangiferin and gabapentin in the development and maintenance of formalin-induced secondary allodynia and hyperalgesia in rats. Gabapentin, mangiferin, or their fixed-dose ratio combination were administrated peripherally. Isobolographic analyses was used to define the nature of the interaction of antiallodynic and/or antihyperalgesic effects of the two compounds...
September 20, 2017: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940094/-pain-in-patients-with-paraplegia
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G Landmann, E-C Chang, W Dumat, A Lutz, R Müller, A Scheel-Sailer, K Schwerzmann, N Sigajew, A Ljutow
Chronic pain is one of the most reported health problems in patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and is described by the patients as one of the most burdensome sequelae of paraplegia. Various types of pain, such as nociceptive, neuropathic and other types of pain can occur. In addition, multiple pathophysiological mechanisms based on the biopsychosocial pain model play a role in the origins of the pain. These aspects necessitate a multimodal pain management approach in this patient group. This article presents an overview of the occurrence, importance and pathophysiology of chronic pain following spinal cord injury as well as diagnostic and therapeutic approaches...
September 22, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939014/novel-endomorphin-analogs-are-more-potent-and-longer-lasting-analgesics-in-neuropathic-postoperative-inflammatory-and-visceral-pain-relative-to-morphine
#9
Amy K Feehan, Jenny Morgenweck, Xing Zhang, Ariel Amgott-Kwan, James E Zadina
Activation of the mu-opioid receptor provides the gold standard for pain relief, but a majority of opioids used clinically have adverse effects that have contributed to an epidemic of overdose deaths. We recently characterized mu-opioid receptor selective endomorphin (EM) analogs that provide potent antinociception with reduction or absence of a number of side effects of traditionally prescribed opioids including abuse liability, respiratory depression, motor impairment, tolerance, and inflammation [91]. The current study explores the effectiveness of these EM analogs relative to morphine in four major pain models by both intrathecal and intravenous administration in male, Sprague-Dawley rats and male CD-1 mice...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938502/-alarming-pregabalin-abuse-in-munich-prevalence-patterns-of-use-and-complications
#10
Nicolas Zellner, Florian Eyer, Tobias Zellner
Background Pregabalin is used e. g. for the treatment of neuropathic pain and anxiety disorder. Recently, its potential for abuse and addiction has become apparent. Methods From 2008 - 2015, we searched our database for the term "Pregabalin", including all patients treated in our department and all calls to the Poison Information Centre (PIC) Munich.From October 2013 to September 2014, all patients were included in a cohort study who either were admitted with a drug intoxication or who presented themselves for a course of detoxification (except ethanol)...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938326/progress-on-botulinum-toxin-type-a-induced-pain-relief-in-the-field-of-plastics
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Xiaona Lu, Guocheng Chen, Pengjie Ren, Yan Yang, Fei Fan
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTX-A) injections relieve pain in the field of plastic surgery and postoperative rehabilitation, and discuss the analgesic mechanism of BTX- A in plastics and related research progress. METHODS: From appearance to September 1, 2016, PUBMED, EMBASE, and Web of Science were searched, using the key words related to "Botulinum Toxin Type A" and "Pain." Furtherly, nonplastic surgery-related literature was excluded by manual screening...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937849/neurodynamic-mobilization-in-a-collegiate-long-jumper-with-exercise-induced-lateral-leg-and-ankle-pain-a-case-report
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Terry Cox, Tom Sneed, Herb Hamann
STUDY DESIGN: Case Report. BACKGROUND: The purpose of this case report is to describe nerve mobilization in the treatment of lower extremity neuropathic pain in a female collegiate long jumper. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 21 year-old long jumper presented 7 months after onset of ankle and leg pain. She complained of "aching" pain over the lateral ankle, radiating proximally to just superior to the lateral knee. Neurodynamic testing of the sural and superficial branch of the fibular nerves was positive...
September 22, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937587/%C3%A2%C2%B5-conotoxins-modulating-sodium-currents-in-pain-perception-and-transmission-a-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Tosti, Raffaele Boni, Alessandra Gallo
The Conus genus includes around 500 species of marine mollusks with a peculiar production of venomous peptides known as conotoxins (CTX). Each species is able to produce up to 200 different biological active peptides. Common structure of CTX is the low number of amino acids stabilized by disulfide bridges and post-translational modifications that give rise to different isoforms. µ and µO-CTX are two isoforms that specifically target voltage-gated sodium channels. These, by inducing the entrance of sodium ions in the cell, modulate the neuronal excitability by depolarizing plasma membrane and propagating the action potential...
September 22, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936561/artificial-sensory-organs-latest-progress
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REVIEW
Tatsuo Nakamura, Yuji Inada, Keiji Shigeno
This study introduces the latest progress on the study of artificial sensory organs, with a special emphasis on the clinical results of artificial nerves and the concept of in situ tissue engineering. Peripheral nerves have a strong potential for regeneration. An artificial nerve uses this potential to recover a damaged peripheral nerve. The polyglycolic acid collagen tube (PGA-C tube) is a bio-absorbable tube stuffed with collagen of multi-chamber structure that consists of thin collagen films. The clinical application of the PGA-C tube began in 2002 in Japan...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934780/efficacy-of-cannabis-based-medicines-for-pain-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
J Aviram, G Samuelly-Leichtag
BACKGROUND: The management of chronic pain is a complex challenge worldwide. Cannabis-based medicines (CBMs) have proven to be efficient in reducing chronic pain, although the topic remains highly controversial in this field. OBJECTIVES: This study's aim is to conduct a conclusive review and meta-analysis, which incorporates all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in order to update clinicians' and researchers' knowledge regarding the efficacy and adverse events (AEs) of CBMs for chronic and postoperative pain treatment...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934547/multifunctional-hybrid-compounds-derived-from-2-2-5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl-3-methoxypropanamides-with-anticonvulsant-and-antinociceptive-properties
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Michał Abram, Mirosław Zagaja, Szczepan Mogilski, Marta Andres-Mach, Gniewomir Latacz, Sebastian Baś, Jarogniew J Łuszczki, Katarzyna Kieć-Kononowicz, Krzysztof Kamiński
The focused set of new pyrrolidine-2,5-diones as potential broad-spectrum hybrid anticonvulsants was described. These derivatives integrate on the common structural scaffold the chemical fragments of well-known antiepileptic drugs such as ethosuximide, levetiracetam, and lacosamide. Such hybrids demonstrated effectiveness in two of the most widely used animal seizure models, namely, the maximal electroshock (MES) test and the psychomotor 6 Hz (32 mA) seizure model. Compound 33 showed the highest anticonvulsant activity in these models (ED50 MES = 79...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933238/staged-decrease-of-physical-ability-on-the-locomotive-syndrome-risk-test-is-related-to-neuropathic-pain-nociceptive-pain-shoulder-complaints-and-quality-of-life-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-people-the-utility-of-the-locomotive-syndrome-risk-test
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Shiro Imagama, Yukiharu Hasegawa, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
OBJECTIVES: A locomotive syndrome (LS) risk test for evaluation of physical ability is recently proposed. The objective of this study is to evaluate the utility of this test by examining physical ability, neuropathic pain, nociceptive pain, shoulder complaints, and quality of life (QOL). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in 523 subjects (240 males, 283 females; mean age: 63.3 years) at a health checkup. Data collected using visual analog scales (VAS) for shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatica, and knee pain, neuropathic pain, shoulder complaint, body mass index (BMI), osteoporosis, and SF-36 were compared among three LS risk stages...
February 16, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931876/evidence-that-ca3-is-underling-the-comorbidity-between-pain-and-depression-and-the-co-curation-by-wu-tou-decoction-in-neuropathic-pain
#18
Chunyan Zhu, Qionghong Xu, Chao Wang, Zhiyun Mao, Na Lin
In neuropathic pain (NP), the atrophy of hippocampus contributes to the comorbidity between pain, depression and the cognitive deficits. However, the exact mechanism underling the comorbidity, the effective control of the degenerations in hippocampus and the remission of the accompanied depressive symptoms are still lacking. Wu-Tou decoction (WTD) has been prescribed for inflammatory pain for thousands of years. In this study, we manifested the effects of WTD on the pain, depression and anxiety co-curative symptoms of NP...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930774/high-levels-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-chemokines-point-to-the-presence-of-neuroinflammation-in-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-a-cross-sectional-study-of-two-cohorts-of-patients-compared-to-healthy-controls
#19
Emmanuel Bäckryd, Anne-Li Lind, Måns Thulin, Anders Larsson, Björn Gerdle, Torsten Gordh
Animal models suggest that chemokines are important mediators in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Indeed, these substances have been called "gliotransmitters", a term that illustrates the close interplay between glial cells and neurons in the context of neuroinflammation and pain. However, evidence in humans is scarce. The aim of the study was to determine a comprehensive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inflammatory profile for neuropathic pain patients. Our hypothesis was that we would thereby find indications of a postulated on-going process of central neuroinflammation...
September 18, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929859/endotracheal-tube-induced-sore-throat-pain-and-inflammation-is-coupled-to-the-release-of-mitochondrial-dna
#20
Carlos A Puyo, Daniela Peruzzi, Alexander Earhart, Evan Roller, Menelaos Karanikolas, Marin H Kollef, Alexander S Krupnick, Daniel Kreisel, Mohsen Ibrahim, Andrew E Gelman
In the absence of infection, the pathophysiology of endotracheal tube-induced sore throat pain is unclear. Activated neutrophils release elastase, reactive oxygen species, and inflammatory cytokines known to contribute to neuropathic pain. Sterile tissue injury can cause the release of damage-associated molecular patterns such as mitochondrial DNA that promote neutrophil activation. We hypothesized that endotracheal tube-induced sore throat pain is linked to mitochondrial DNA-mediated neutrophil inflammation...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
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