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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207185/age-related-changes-in-laser-evoked-potentials-following-trigeminal-and-hand-stimulation-in-healthy-subjects
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M de Tommaso, K Ricci, A Montemurno, E Vecchio
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate age-related changes in laser-evoked potential (LEP) features, including habituation, via trigeminal and hand stimulation in a large group of healthy volunteers. METHODS: We recorded the LEPs by right-hand stimulation in 237 healthy subjects and by stimulation of the right supraorbital zone in 170 cases. The subjects ranged in age from 7 to 72 years and were divided into six groups by age. RESULTS: At the trigeminal level, the N2 and P2 latencies were significantly shorter and the N2-P2 amplitude was significantly larger in the 7-17 age group than in the other groups...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204781/differences-in-pain-perception-between-men-and-women-of-reproductive-age-a-laser-evoked-potentials-study
#2
Chryssoula Staikou, Panagiotis Kokotis, Andreas Kyrozis, Demetrios Rallis, George Makrydakis, Dimitra Manoli, Nikolaos Karandreas, Elefterios Stamboulis, Christos Moschovos, Argyro Fassoulaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187977/retinal-and-optic-nerve-degeneration-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-followed-up-for-5-years
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Elena Garcia-Martin, Jose R Ara, Jesus Martin, Carmen Almarcegui, Isabel Dolz, Elisa Vilades, Laura Gil-Arribas, Francisco J Fernandez, Vicente Polo, Jose M Larrosa, Luis E Pablo, Maria Satue
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) changes in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls with a 5-year follow-up and to analyze correlations between disability progression and RNFL degeneration. DESIGN: Observational and longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred patients with relapsing-remitting MS and 50 healthy controls. METHODS: All participants underwent a complete ophthalmic and electrophysiologic exploration and were re-evaluated annually for 5 years...
February 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161015/-electrophysiological-testing-in-spinal-cord-tumors
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REVIEW
N André-Obadia, F Mauguière
Evoked potentials (EPs) are useful to evaluate the functional impairment of motor and somatosensory pathways in spinal cord tumors. Conduction through pyramidal tracts is evaluated by motor EPs (MEPs) elicited by transcranial stimulation, magnetic for awake patients or electric in the operating room. Somatosensory EPs (SEPs) and laser EPs (LEPs) are complementary procedures to explore conduction in dorsal columns and spinothalamic tracts, respectively. MEPs as well as SEPs show conduction abnormalities in about 60% of cases with a sensitivity that increases up to 70% when both procedures are carried out...
February 1, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139023/investigation-of-the-predictive-validity-of-laser-eps-on-normal-uvb-and-capsaicin-irritated-skin-with-4-analgesic-compounds-in-healthy-volunteers
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Klaus Schaffler, Laurent B Nicolas, Andreas Borta, Tobias Brand, Peter Reitmeir, Robert Roebling, Joachim Scholpp
AIMS: To assess predictivity of laser-(radiant-heat)-evoked-potentials (LEPs) from vertex-EEG, as algesimetric procedure, testing anti-nociceptive/anti-hyperalgesic effects of single oral doses of 4 marketed analgesics (different compound classes) vs. placebo with healthy volunteers in 3 skin types. METHODS: This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blind, 5-way-crossover trial. Twenty-five healthy female/male Caucasians were included (receiving celecoxib 200 mg, pregabalin 150 mg, duloxetine 60 mg, lacosamide 100 mg, placebo) in a Williams design with CO2 -laser-induced painful stimuli on normal, UVB-inflamed and capsaicin-irritated skin...
January 31, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117333/usefulness-of-laser-evoked-potentials-and-quantitative-sensory-testing-in-the-diagnosis-of-neuropathic-spinal-cord-injury-pain-a-multiple-case-study
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G Landmann, M F Berger, L Stockinger, E Opsommer
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of laser-evoked potentials (LEPs) and quantitative sensory testing (QST) to the diagnosis of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and inconclusive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. SETTING: A multidisciplinary pain center. METHODS: QST (DFNS protocol) and Tm-YAG-laser stimulation of the skin were applied within the pain site corresponding with dermatomes of altered sensation...
January 24, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114593/murine-autoimmune-optic-neuritis-is-not-phenotypically-altered-by-the-retinal-degeneration-8-mutation
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Aleksandar Stojic, Richard Fairless, Susanne C Beck, Vithiyanjali Sothilingam, Petra Weissgerber, Ulrich Wissenbach, Valerie Gimmy, Mathias W Seeliger, Veit Flockerzi, Ricarda Diem, Sarah K Williams
Purpose: To investigate whether the presence of the retinal degeneration 8 (rd8) mutation in C57BL/6 mice alters the phenotype of autoimmune optic neuritis (AON). Methods: C57BL/6J and C57BL/6N mice were genotyped for the rd8 mutation and fundus analyses and examination of retinal layer morphology were performed in vivo by scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography. Visual function was assessed by recording electroretinographs, and visual evoked potentials and retinae and optic nerves were assessed histopathologically...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113296/pressure-in-the-cochlea-during-infrared-irradiation
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Nan Xia, Xiaodong Tan, Yingyue Xu, Wensheng Hou, Teresa Mao, Claus-Peter Richter
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study is to demonstrate laser evoked pressure waves in small confined volumes such as the cochlea. METHODS: Custom fabricated pressure probes were used to determine the pressure in front of the optical fiber in a small dish and patch pipettes to measure temperature changes. Pressure probes were inserted into scala tympani or vestibuli during laser stimulation. With a sensitive microphone the pressure was measured in the outer ear canal...
December 7, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106318/reduced-laser-evoked-potential-habituation-detects-abnormal-central-pain-processing-in-painful-radiculopathy-patients
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P Hüllemann, C von der Brelie, G Manthey, J Düsterhöft, A K Helmers, M Synowitz, R Baron
BACKGROUND: Repetitive painful laser stimuli lead to physiological laser-evoked potential (LEP) habituation, measurable by a decrement of the N2/P2 amplitude. The time course of LEP-habituation is reduced in the capsaicin model for peripheral and central sensitization and in patients with migraine and fibromyalgia. In the present investigation, we aimed to assess the time course of LEP-habituation in a neuropathic pain syndrome, i.e. painful radiculopathy. METHODS: At the side of radiating pain, four blocks of 25 painful laser stimuli each were applied to the ventral thigh at the L3 dermatome in 27 patients with painful radiculopathy...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080967/affective-touch-and-attachment-style-modulate-pain-a-laser-evoked-potentials-study
#10
Charlotte Krahé, Marianne M Drabek, Yannis Paloyelis, Aikaterini Fotopoulou
Affective touch and cutaneous pain are two sub-modalities of interoception with contrasting affective qualities (pleasantness/unpleasantness) and social meanings (care/harm), yet their direct relationship has not been investigated. In 50 women, taking into account individual attachment styles, we assessed the role of affective touch and particularly the contribution of the C tactile (CT) system in subjective and electrophysiological responses to noxious skin stimulation, namely N1 and N2-P2 laser-evoked potentials...
November 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995385/effect-of-shorter-pulse-duration-in-cochlear-neural-activation-with-an-810-nm-near-infrared-laser
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Jingxuan Wang, Lan Tian, Jianren Lu, Ming Xia, Ying Wei
Optical neural stimulation in the cochlea has been presented as an alternative technique to the electrical stimulation due to its potential in spatially selectivity enhancement. So far, few studies have selected the near-infrared (NIR) laser in cochlear neural stimulation and limited optical parameter space has been examined. This paper focused on investigating the optical parameter effect on NIR stimulation of auditory neurons, especially under shorter pulse durations. The spiral ganglion neurons in the cochlea of deafened guinea pigs were stimulated with a pulsed 810-nm NIR laser in vivo...
February 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965587/exploring-the-mechanisms-of-exercise-induced-hypoalgesia-using-somatosensory-and-laser-evoked-potentials
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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/27959792/pressure-in-the-cochlea-during-infrared-irradiation
#13
Nan Xia, Xiaodong Tan, Yingyue Xu, Wensheng Hou, Teresa Mao, Claus-Peter Richter
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study is to demonstrate laser evoked pressure waves in small confined volumes such as the cochlea. METHODS: Custom fabricated pressure probes were used to determine the pressure in front of the optical fiber in a small dish and patch pipettes to measure temperature changes. Pressure probes were inserted into scala tympani or vestibuli during laser stimulation. With a sensitive microphone the pressure was measured in the outer ear canal...
December 7, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906239/fiber-optic-electron-spin-resonance-thermometry-of-single-laser-activated-neurons
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A A Lanin, I V Fedotov, Yu G Ermakova, D A Sidorov-Biryukov, A B Fedotov, P Hemmer, V V Belousov, A M Zheltikov
Optically detected electron spin resonance in fiber-coupled nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers of diamond is used to demonstrate a fiber-optic quantum thermometry of individual thermogenetically activated neurons. Laser-induced temperature variations read out from single neurons with the NV-diamond fiber sensor are shown to strongly correlate with the fluorescence of calcium-ion sensors, serving as online indicators of the inward Ca<sup>2+</sup> current across the cell membrane of neurons expressing transient receptor potential (TRP) cation channels...
December 1, 2016: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896311/interfacing-with-neural-activity-via-femtosecond-laser-stimulation-of-drug-encapsulating-liposomal-nanostructures
#15
Takashi Nakano, Sean M Mackay, Eng Wui Tan, Keshav M Dani, Jeff Wickens
External control over rapid and precise release of chemicals in the brain potentially provides a powerful interface with neural activity. Optical manipulation techniques, such as optogenetics and caged compounds, enable remote control of neural activity and behavior with fine spatiotemporal resolution. However, these methods are limited to chemicals that are naturally present in the brain or chemically suitable for caging. Here, we demonstrate the ability to interface with neural functioning via a wide range of neurochemicals released by stimulating loaded liposomal nanostructures with femtosecond lasers...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836714/abnormal-nociceptive-processing-occurs-centrally-and-not-peripherally-in-pain-free-parkinson-disease-patients-a-study-with-laser-evoked-potentials
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Sandro Zambito-Marsala, Roberto Erro, Ruggero Bacchin, Annalisa Fornasier, Federico Fabris, Cecilia Lo Cascio, Franco Ferracci, Francesca Morgante, Michele Tinazzi
BACKGROUND: Several studies documented abnormal nociceptive processing in PD patients. Pain central pathways are accessible by laser-evoked potentials (LEPs). LEPs recording show a N2/P2 complex mostly generated by the anterior cingulate cortex, preceded by an earlier negative component (N1), originating from the opercular cortex. Previous work demonstrated N2/P2 amplitude reduction in PD patients and suggested a centrally-acting pathomechanism for the genesis of pain. However, since a peripheral deafferentation has been recently demonstrated in PD, it is not clear if such LEP abnormalities reflect a mechanism acting centrally or not...
January 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803649/two-photon-holographic-stimulation-of-reachr
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Emmanuelle Chaigneau, Emiliano Ronzitti, Marta A Gajowa, Gilberto J Soler-Llavina, Dimitrii Tanese, Anthony Y B Brureau, Eirini Papagiakoumou, Hongkui Zeng, Valentina Emiliani
Optogenetics provides a unique approach to remotely manipulate brain activity with light. Reaching the degree of spatiotemporal control necessary to dissect the role of individual cells in neuronal networks, some of which reside deep in the brain, requires joint progress in opsin engineering and light sculpting methods. Here we investigate for the first time two-photon stimulation of the red-shifted opsin ReaChR. We use two-photon (2P) holographic illumination to control the activation of individually chosen neurons expressing ReaChR in acute brain slices...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782355/pain-processing-abnormalities-in-bipolar-i-disorder-bipolar-ii-disorder-and-schizophrenia-a-novel-trait-marker-for-psychosis-proneness-and-functional-outcome
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Amedeo Minichino, Roberto Delle Chiaie, Giorgio Cruccu, Serena Piroso, Giulia Di Stefano, Marta Francesconi, Francesco Saverio Bersani, Massimo Biondi, Andrea Truini
OBJECTIVES: Overlapping neural system dysfunctions, mainly involving the secondary somatosensory cortex (S2), the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and the anterior insular cortex (AIC), seem to be related to both pain-perception abnormalities and psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD). Laser-evoked potentials (LEPs) were used to investigate pain-perception and central pain-processing abnormalities in SCZ, bipolar I disorder (BD-I), and bipolar II disorder (BD-II), and to evaluate their relationship with history of psychosis, and social-cognitive and functional impairments...
November 2016: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776990/functional-characterization-of-at-level-hypersensitivity-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Carola Vogel, Roman Rukwied, Lenka Stockinger, Marcus Schley, Martin Schmelz, Wolfgang Schleinzer, Christoph Konrad
: At-level and above-level hypersensitivity was assessed in patients with chronic complete thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI). Patients were classified using somatosensory mapping (brush, cold, pinprick) and assigned into 2 groups (ie, patients with at-level hypersensitivity [SCIHs, n = 8] and without at-level hypersensitivity [SCINHs, n = 7]). Gender and age-matched healthy subjects served as controls. Quantitative sensory testing (QST), electrically- and histamine-induced pain and itch, laser Doppler imaging, and laser-evoked potentials (LEP) were recorded at-level and above-level in SCI-patients...
January 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740600/disorders-of-consciousness-painless-or-painful-conditions-evidence-from-neuroimaging-studies
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REVIEW
Francesca Pistoia, Simona Sacco, Janet Stewart, Marco Sarà, Antonio Carolei
The experience of pain in disorders of consciousness is still debated. Neuroimaging studies, using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), multichannel electroencephalography (EEG) and laser-evoked potentials, suggest that the perception of pain increases with the level of consciousness. Brain activation in response to noxious stimuli has been observed in patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS), which is also referred to as a vegetative state (VS), as well as those in a minimally conscious state (MCS)...
October 8, 2016: Brain Sciences
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