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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818672/glutathione-monoethyl-ester-prevents-tdp-43-pathology-in-motor-neuronal-nsc-34%C3%A2-cells
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Tong Chen, Bradley J Turner, Philip M Beart, Lucy Sheehan-Hennessy, Chinasom Elekwachi, Hakan Muyderman
Oxidative stress is recognised as central in a range of neurological diseases including Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease characterised by fast progressing death of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Cellular pathology includes cytosolic protein aggregates in motor neurons and glia of which potentially cytotoxic hyper-phosphorylated fragments of the Transactive response DNA Binding Protein 43 kDa (TDP-43) constitute a major component. This is closely associated with an additional loss of nuclear TDP-43 expression indicating a "loss of function" mechanism, accelerating motor neuron (MN) loss...
August 14, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776122/mechanisms-involved-in-the-remyelinating-effect-of-sildenafil
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Daniela Díaz-Lucena, María Gutierrez-Mecinas, Beatriz Moreno, José Lupicinio Martínez-Sánchez, Paula Pifarré, Agustina García
Remyelination occurs in demyelinated lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) and pharmacological treatments that enhance this process will critically impact the long term functional outcome in the disease. Sildenafil, a cyclic GMP (cGMP)-specific phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDE5-I), is an oral vasodilator drug extensively used in humans for treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. PDE5 is expressed in central nervous system (CNS) neuronal and glial populations and in endothelial cells and numerous studies in rodent models of neurological disease have evidenced the neuroprotective potential of PDE5-Is...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769787/a-combination-of-ex-vivo-diffusion-mri-and-multiphoton-to-study-microglia-monocytes-alterations-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Harun N Noristani, Hassan Boukhaddaoui, Guillaume Saint-Martin, Pauline Auzer, Rahima Sidiboulenouar, Nicolas Lonjon, Eric Alibert, Nicolas Tricaud, Christophe Goze-Bac, Christophe Coillot, Florence E Perrin
Central nervous system (CNS) injury has been observed to lead to microglia activation and monocytes infiltration at the lesion site. Ex vivo diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (diffusion MRI or DWI) allows detailed examination of CNS tissues, and recent advances in clearing procedures allow detailed imaging of fluorescent-labeled cells at high resolution. No study has yet combined ex vivo diffusion MRI and clearing procedures to establish a possible link between microglia/monocytes response and diffusion coefficient in the context of spinal cord injury (SCI)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764270/feasibility-and-complications-of-spinal-anaesthesia-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-our-experience
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Manoj Kamal, Pradeep Sharma, Geeta Singariya, Rajesh Jain
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the treatment modality used for the extraction of large renal stones, or multiple calculi or stones resistant to shock wave lithotripsy. The General Anaesthesia (GA) is the standard modality for PCNL. However, few studies conclude that Spinal Anaesthesia (SA) can be an alternative method of anaesthesia with similar incidence of complications. AIM: In our study we evaluated the feasibility of spinal anaesthesia in terms of intraoperative and postoperative results in patients undergoing PCNL...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723387/sigma-1-receptor-activation-modifies-intracellular-calcium-exchange-in-the-g93a-hsod1-als-model
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Vedrana Tadić, Ayse Malci, Nadine Goldhammer, Beatrice Stubendorff, Saikata Sengupta, Tino Prell, Silke Keiner, Jingyu Liu, Madlen Guenther, Christiane Frahm, Otto W Witte, Julian Grosskreutz
Aberrations in intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) have been well established within amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a severe motor neuron disease. Intracellular Ca(2+) concentration is controlled in part through the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) mitochondria Ca(2+) cycle (ERMCC). The ER supplies Ca(2+) to the mitochondria at close contacts between the two organelles, i.e. the mitochondria-associated ER membranes (MAMs). The Sigma 1 receptor (Sig1R) is enriched at MAMs, where it acts as an inter-organelle signaling modulator...
July 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696010/myelin-as-an-inflammatory-mediator-myelin-interactions-with-complement-macrophages-and-microglia-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Timothy J Kopper, John C Gensel
Spinal cord injury (SCI) triggers chronic intraspinal inflammation consisting of activated resident and infiltrating immune cells (especially microglia/macrophages). The environmental factors contributing to this protracted inflammation are not well understood; however, myelin lipid debris is a hallmark of SCI. Myelin is also a potent macrophage stimulus and target of complement-mediated clearance and inflammation. The downstream effects of these neuroimmune interactions have the potential to contribute to ongoing pathology or facilitate repair...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687604/calpain-inhibition-is-protective-in-machado-joseph-disease-zebrafish-due-to-induction-of-autophagy
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Maxinne Watchon, Kristy C Yuan, Nick Mackovski, Adam J Svahn, Nicholas J Cole, Claire Goldsbury, Silke Rinkwitz, Thomas S Becker, Garth A Nicholson, Angela S Laird
The neurodegenerative disease Machado-Joseph disease (MJD), also known as spinocerebellar ataxin-3, affects neurons of the brain and spinal cord, disrupting control of the movement of muscles. We have successfully established the first transgenic zebrafish (Danio rerio) model of MJD, which express human ataxin-3 protein containing either 23 glutamines (23Q, wild-type) or 84Q (MJD-causing), within neurons. Phenotypic characterization of the zebrafish (male and female) revealed that the ataxin-3-84Q zebrafish have decreased survival compared to ataxin-3-23Q and develop ataxin-3 neuropathology, ataxin-3 cleavage fragments and motor impairment...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682148/pharmacokinetics-of-an-intracerebroventricularly-administered-antibody-in-rats
#8
Yuki Noguchi, Motohiro Kato, Kazuhisa Ozeki, Masaki Ishigai
The pharmacokinetics (PK) of an antibody in the brain and the spinal cord is insufficiently understood, which is an obstacle to the discovery of antibody drugs that target diseases in the central nervous system. In this study, we focused on the elimination of IgG from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulating in the brain and the spinal cord in rats, and, to evaluate the influence of CSF bulk flow on the clearance of IgG, also examined the PK of inulin in CSF. To monitor their concentrations in CSF, IgG and inulin were co-administered into the lateral ventricle via a catheter, and CSF was collected from the cisterna magna via another catheter time-sequentially...
July 6, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663645/prophylactic-use-of-intravenous-clonidine-compared-to-tramadol-in-prevention-of-intraoperative-shivering-under-regional-anesthesia
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Sarmila Guha Banerjee, Pallab Kumar Nath, Rita Halder, Ujjwal Bandyopadhyay
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the relative efficacy of prophylactic intravenous (IV) clonidine and tramadol for control of intraoperative shivering following spinal anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After institutional ethical clearance, 142 patients were chosen from either gender, aged 20-60 years, physical status American Society of Anesthesiology Class I and II scheduled for elective infraumbilical surgery under spinal anesthesia. Patients were randomized into two groups: Group C (n = 71) received injection clonidine 50 μg) IV in 100 ml normal saline (NS) over 10 min and Group T (n = 71) received injection tramadol 50 mg IV...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623098/acquired-inhibition-of-microrna-124-protects-against-spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-partially-through-a-mitophagy-dependent-pathway
#10
Kun Liu, Lihui Yan, Xiaojing Jiang, Yang Yu, Hongbo Liu, Tianxiang Gu, Enyi Shi
OBJECTIVE: Mitophagy results in selective clearance of damaged mitochondria. We investigated whether mitophagy was involved in the neuroprotection by inhibiting microRNA (miRNA)-124 on ischemic spinal cords. METHODS: Inhibition of miRNA-124 was conducted by intrathecal injection of lentivirus vectors containing antagomiR-124. Spinal cord ischemia was induced in rats by crossclamping the descending aorta just distal to the left subclavian artery for 14 minutes. Hind-limb motor function was assessed with the motor deficit index (MDI)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616823/population-pharmacokinetics-of-combined-intravenous-and-local-intrathecal-administration-of-meropenem-in-aneurysm-patients-with-suspected-intracranial-infections-after-craniotomy
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Xingang Li, Shusen Sun, Qiang Wang, Zhigang Zhao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: For patients with intracranial infection, local intrathecal administration of meropenem may be a useful method to obtain a sufficient drug concentration in the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). However, a large inter-individual variability may pose treatment efficacy at risk. This study aimed to identify factors affecting drug concentration in the CSF using population pharmacokinetics method. METHODS: After craniotomy, aneurysm patients with an indwelling lumbar cistern drainage tube who received a combined intravenous and intrathecal administration of meropenem for the treatment of suspected intracranial infection were enrolled...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585080/visuo-locomotor-control-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-manual-or-power-wheelchair-for-direction-change-and-obstacle-circumvention
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Caroline Charette, François Routhier, Bradford J McFadyen
Many individuals, such as persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), rely on wheeled locomotion involving manual (MWC) or power (PWC) wheelchairs to navigate their environments. Yet, visuo-locomotor control underlying WC navigation in experienced users is not well understood. The objective of this study was to compare the visuo-locomotor control between MWC and PWC in individuals with SCI while changing direction and circumventing an obstacle. Participants with SCI using a MWC (n = 12, 38.5 ± 10.7 years) or a PWC (n = 10, 47...
June 5, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565753/clinical-and-genomic-responses-to-ultra-short-course-chemotherapy-in-spinal-tuberculosis
#13
Ningkui Niu, Qian Wang, Jiandang Shi, Xu Zhang, Guangqi Geng, Shufeng Zhou, Chia Thach, Feng Cheng, Zili Wang
Traditional treatments for spinal tuberculosis (TB) involve chemotherapy and surgery. In the present study, it has been identified that chemotherapy lasting <6 months [ultra-short course chemotherapy (UCCT)], rather than the 6-18 months of the traditional regimen, is effective in sustaining TB clearance following complete surgical debridement. This current study aims to compare the changes in peripheral blood gene expression prior to and following UCCT, subsequent to complete debridement of spinal TB lesions...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502688/evaluating-outcomes-of-stand-alone-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-systematic-review
#14
Gloria Giang, Ralph Mobbs, Steven Phan, Tommy Manh Tran, Kevin Phan
BACKGROUND: Stand-alone anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is an effective surgical approach for selected spinal pathologies. It avoids the morbidity and complications associated with instrumented ALIF, such as plate fixation and the traditionally used posterior approach. Despite improved disc space visualization and clearance, the associated posterior instability and increased risk of nonfusion present major challenges to this approach. The integral cage design aims to address these challenges by providing the necessary stabilization through intracorporeal screws...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501121/validation-of-a-field-spinal-motion-restriction-protocol-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James M Tatum, Nicolas Melo, Ara Ko, Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Dorothy A Yim, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: Spinal motion restriction (SMR) after traumatic injury has been a mainstay of prehospital trauma care for more than 3 decades. Recent guidelines recommend a selective approach with cervical spine clearance in the field when criteria are met. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In January 2014, the Department of Health Services of the City of Los Angeles, California, implemented revised guidelines for cervical SMR after blunt mechanism trauma. Adult patients (aged ≥18 y) with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≥13 presented to a single level I trauma center after blunt mechanism trauma over the following 1-y period were retrospectively reviewed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455466/dislocation-of-a-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-is-more-common-in-patients-with-a-lumbar-spinal-fusion
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A J Buckland, V Puvanesarajah, J Vigdorchik, R Schwarzkopf, A Jain, E O Klineberg, R A Hart, J J Callaghan, H Hassanzadeh
AIMS: Lumbar fusion is known to reduce the variation in pelvic tilt between standing and sitting. A flexible lumbo-pelvic unit increases the stability of total hip arthroplasty (THA) when seated by increasing anterior clearance and acetabular anteversion, thereby preventing impingement of the prosthesis. Lumbar fusion may eliminate this protective pelvic movement. The effect of lumbar fusion on the stability of total hip arthroplasty has not previously been investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Medicare database was searched for patients who had undergone THA and spinal fusion between 2005 and 2012...
May 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450545/decreased-motor-neuron-support-by-sma-astrocytes-due-to-diminished-mcp1-secretion
#17
Jasmin E Martin, TrangKimberly T Nguyen, Christopher Grunseich, Jonathan H Nofziger, Philip R Lee, Douglas Fields, Kenneth H Fischbeck, Emily Foran
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by severe, often fatal muscle weakness due to loss of motor neurons. SMA patients have deletions and other mutations of the survival of motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, resulting in decreased SMN protein. Astrocytes are the primary support cells of the CNS and are responsible for glutamate clearance, metabolic support, response to injury, and regulation of signal transmission. Astrocytes have been implicated in SMA as in in other neurodegenerative disorders...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402699/inhibition-of-retrograde-transport-modulates-misfolded-protein-accumulation-and-clearance-in-motoneuron-diseases
#18
Riccardo Cristofani, Valeria Crippa, Paola Rusmini, Maria Elena Cicardi, Marco Meroni, Nausicaa V Licata, Gessica Sala, Elisa Giorgetti, Christopher Grunseich, Mariarita Galbiati, Margherita Piccolella, Elio Messi, Carlo Ferrarese, Serena Carra, Angelo Poletti
Motoneuron diseases, like spinal bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), are associated with proteins that because of gene mutation or peculiar structures, acquire aberrant (misfolded) conformations toxic to cells. To prevent misfolded protein toxicity, cells activate a protein quality control (PQC) system composed of chaperones and degradative pathways (proteasome and autophagy). Inefficient activation of the PQC system results in misfolded protein accumulation that ultimately leads to neuronal cell death, while efficient macroautophagy/autophagy-mediated degradation of aggregating proteins is beneficial...
April 12, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355144/the-effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-antiseptic-instillation-on-biofilm-formation-in-a-porcine-model-of-infected-spinal-instrumentation
#19
Devinder P Singh, Arvind U Gowda, Karan Chopra, Michael Tholen, Sarah Chang, Vasilios Mavrophilipos, Nina Semsarzadeh, Yvonne Rasko, Luther Holton Iii
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the effect of negative pressure wound therapy with antiseptic instillation (NPWTi) in the clearance of infection and biofilm formation in an in vivo model of infected spinal implants compared to traditional treatment modalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five pigs underwent titanium rod implantation of their spinous processes followed by injection of 1 x 106 CFUs/100μL of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus through the fascia at each site...
March 24, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343307/modular-organization-of-muscle-activity-patterns-in-the-leading-and-trailing-limbs-during-obstacle-clearance-in-healthy-adults
#20
Michael J MacLellan
Human locomotor patterns require precise adjustments to successfully navigate complex environments. Studies suggest that the central nervous system may control such adjustments through supraspinal signals modifying a basic locomotor pattern at the spinal level. To explore this proposed control mechanism in the leading and trailing limbs during obstructed walking, healthy young adults stepped over obstacles measuring 0.1 and 0.2 m in height. Unobstructed walking with no obstacle present was also performed as a baseline...
March 25, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
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