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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238215/electrical-stimulation-of-the-posterior-tibial-nerve-reduces-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-polyneuropathy
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Ron Dabby, Menachem Sadeh, Ilan Goldberg, Vitaly Finkelshtein
Peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) is caused by neuronal damage to the peripheral nervous system and usually affects the distal extremities. This open-label study examined the effect of short-term peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) on individuals with PNP due to polyneuropathy. A total of 12 patients (mean age, 63.0 ± 10.0 years, 41.7% male) with daily bilateral PNP for at least 6 months (mean duration, 7.4 ± 7.8 years) received a total of six direct electrical stimulation therapies to the posterior tibial nerve at 3-4-day intervals...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213230/pannexin-1-modulates-axonal-growth-in-mouse-peripheral-nerves
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Steven M Horton, Carlos Luna Lopez, Elisabeth Blevins, Holly Howarth, Jake Weisberg, Valery I Shestopalov, Helen P Makarenkova, Sameer B Shah
The pannexin family of channels consists of three members-pannexin-1 (Panx1), pannexin-2 (Panx2), and pannexin-3 (Panx3) that enable the exchange of metabolites and signaling molecules between intracellular and extracellular compartments. Pannexin-mediated release of intracellular ATP into the extracellular space has been tied to a number of cellular activities, primarily through the activity of type P2 purinergic receptors. Previous work indicates that the opening of Panx1 channels and activation of purinergic receptors by extracellular ATP may cause inflammation and apoptosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164745/fully-implantable-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-for-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-a-multi-site-case-series-with-two-year-follow-up
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Richard D Wilson, Maria E Bennett, Vu Q C Nguyen, William C Bock, Michael W O'Dell, Thomas K Watanabe, Russell H Amundson, Harry A Hoyen, John Chae
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility and safety of a single-lead, fully implantable peripheral nerve stimulation system for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain in stroke survivors. PARTICIPANTS: Participants with moderate to severe shoulder pain not responsive to conservative therapies for six months. METHODS: During the trial phase, which included a blinded sham introductory period, a percutaneous single-lead peripheral nerve stimulation system was implanted to stimulate the axillary nerve of the affected shoulder...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082637/peripheral-nerve-stimulation-for-painful-mononeuropathy-secondary-to-leprosy-a-12-month-follow-up-study
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Tiago da Silva Freitas, Erich Talamoni Fonoff, Oswaldo Ribeiro Marquez Neto, Iruena Moraes Kessler, Laura Mendes Barros, Ronan Wilk Guimaraes, Monalisa Ferreira Azevedo
OBJECTIVE: Leprosy affects approximately 10-15 million patients worldwide and remains a relevant public health issue. Chronic pain secondary to leprosy is a primary cause of morbidity, and its treatment remains a challenge. We evaluated the feasibility and safety of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for painful mononeuropathy secondary to leprosy that is refractory to pharmacological therapy and surgical intervention (decompression). METHODS: Between 2011 and 2013 twenty-three patients with painful mononeuropathy secondary to leprosy were recruited to this prospective case series...
October 29, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057550/in-vitro-magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-fragmented-open-coil-percutaneous-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-leads
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Frank G Shellock, Armaan Zare, Brian M Ilfeld, John Chae, Robert B Strother
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is an FDA-cleared pain treatment. Occasionally, fragments of the lead (MicroLead, SPR Therapeutics, LLC, Cleveland, OH, USA) may be retained following lead removal. Since the lead is metallic, there are associated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) risks. Therefore, the objective of this investigation was to evaluate MRI-related issues (i.e., magnetic field interactions, heating, and artifacts) for various lead fragments. METHODS: Testing was conducted using standardized techniques on lead fragments of different lengths (i...
October 23, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030173/a-novel-miniature-wireless-neurostimulator-in-the-management-of-chronic-craniofacial-pain-preliminary-results-from-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Richard L Weiner, Carlos Montes Garcia, Niek Vanquathem
OBJECTIVE: To report a novel wireless neuromodulation system for treatment of refractory craniofacial pain. BACKGROUND: Previous studies utilizing peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of the occipital and trigeminal nerves reported positive outcomes for alleviating neuropathic pain localized to the craniofacial and occipital areas. However several technological limitations and cosmetic concerns inhibited a more widespread acceptance and use of neuromodulation. Also, a relatively high incidence of adverse events like electrode erosions, dislocation, wire fracture and/or infection at the surgical site mandates a change in our approach to neuromodulation technology and implant techniques in the craniofacial region...
October 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016994/neuromodulation-in-postherpetic-neuralgia-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Svetlana Kurklinsky, Scott C Palmer, Mack J Arroliga, Salim M Ghazi
Objective: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is common in the United States. Current treatment options for PHN are fairly limited. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) are considered mostly experimental and still rarely performed in patients with PHN. Design: Two case reports and a review of the literature. Setting: Tertiary academic medical center. Methods: 1) Pubmed, Ovid, and EBMR databases were searched for all reports that had the following key words: postherpetic neuralgia, spinal cord stimulation, and peripheral nerve stimulation...
July 17, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975064/neuroleukemiosis-two-case-reports
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Vlad Voin, Shehzad Khalid, Sebastian Shrager, R Shane Tubbs, Robert Greiner, Krishnamoorthy Thamburaj, Elias Rizk
Extramedullary tumors composed of myeloblasts or monoblasts can present in various locations. Patients with a history of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can present with neuropathic pain and no evidence of relapse of their leukemia. Neuroleukemiosis is a form of extramedullary tumor present in the peripheral nervous systems (PNS) of leukemia patients. We report two AML patients who were in remission and later presented with neurological symptoms due to neuroleukemiosis with negative bone marrow biopsies.
July 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941325/neuro-immune-interactions-in-inflammation-and-host-defense-implications-for-transplantation
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REVIEW
Sangeeta S Chavan, Pingchuan Ma, Isaac M Chiu
Sensory and autonomic neurons of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) play a critical role in regulating the immune system during tissue inflammation and host defense. Recent studies have identified the molecular mechanisms underlying the bidirectional communication between the nervous system and the immune system. Here, we highlight the studies that demonstrate the importance of the neuro-immune interactions in health and disease. Nociceptor sensory neurons detect immune mediators to produce pain, and release neuropeptides that act on the immune system to regulate inflammation...
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922873/long-term-reduction-of-sacroiliac-joint-pain-with-peripheral-nerve-stimulation
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Marin Guentchev, Christian Preuss, Rainer Rink, Levente Peter, Martin H M Sailer, Jochen Tuettenberg
BACKGROUND: We recently demonstrated that 86% of the patients treated with peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for therapy-refractory sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain were satisfied with the result after 1 year of treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term (up to 4 years) response rate of this novel treatment. METHODS: Sixteen consecutive patients with therapy-refractory SIJ pain were treated with PNS and followed for 4 years in 3 patients, 3 years in 6 patients, and 2 years in 1 patient...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912674/a-mechanistic-understanding-of-axon-degeneration-in-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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REVIEW
Yusuke Fukuda, Yihang Li, Rosalind A Segal
Chemotherapeutic agents cause many short and long term toxic side effects to peripheral nervous system (PNS) that drastically alter quality of life. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and enduring disorder caused by several anti-neoplastic agents. CIPN typically presents with neuropathic pain, numbness of distal extremities, and/or oversensitivity to thermal or mechanical stimuli. This adverse side effect often requires a reduction in chemotherapy dosage or even discontinuation of treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884720/-etiopathogenetic-factors-of-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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E S Filatova, Sh F Erdes
AIM: To determine a neuropathic component of pain and define its causes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty-three patients with confirmed RA, mean age 46,5±11,7 years, RA duration from 3 month to 30 years, were studied. Rheumatology, neurological, using the DN4 questionnaire, examinations and stimulation electromyography were used. Results and сonclusion. Signs of neuropathic pain (NP) assessed with the DN4 were identified in 73 (43%) patients with RA...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871264/neuroinflammation-bone-marrow-stem-cells-and-chronic-pain
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REVIEW
Yul Huh, Ru-Rong Ji, Gang Chen
Current treatments for chronic pain, such as inflammatory pain, neuropathic pain, and cancer pain are insufficient and cause severe side effects. Mounting evidence suggests that neuroinflammation in the peripheral and central nervous system (PNS and CNS) plays a pivotal role in the genesis and maintenance of chronic pain. Characteristic features of neuroinflammation in chronic pain conditions include infiltration of immune cells into the PNS [e.g., the sciatic nerve and dorsal root ganglion (DRG)], activation of glial cells such as microglia and astrocytes in the CNS (spinal cord and brain), and production and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines [TNF, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, CCL2, and CXCL1]...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712103/randomised-controlled-trial-of-analgesic-effectiveness-of-three-different-techniques-of-single-shot-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-using-20-ml-of-0-5-ropivacaine-for-shoulder-arthroscopy
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Michał Jan Stasiowski, Michał Kolny, Marek Zuber, Radosław Marciniak, Ewa Chabierska, Przemysław Jałowiecki, Aleksandra Pluta, Bartłomiej Możdżyński
BACKGROUND: Shoulder arthroscopic procedures impose a challenge to anaesthesiologists in terms of postoperative analgesia. Proper pain management after arthroscopic procedures improves patient satisfaction and facilitates early rehabilitation. METHODS: We performed a randomized, prospective clinical study to assess the influence of anthropometric parameters and IBPB technique on the quality of postoperative analgesia. A total of 106 randomly selected patients of ASA I-III status scheduled for elective shoulder arthroscopy...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683511/-extracranial-schwannomas-of-the-head-and-neck-clinical-approach-based-on-20-cases
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Benedikt Höing, Boris A Stuck, Benjamin Kansy, Timon Hussain, Anke Schlüter, Laura Holtmann, Adrian Ringelstein, Stefan Mattheis, Stephan Lang, Nina Dominas
Background Schwannomas are rare benign tumors originating from the perineural cells forming the myelin layer in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). While well established therapeutic concepts exist for intracranial schwannomas, there is a lack of consistent clinical standards for extracranial schwannomas. Method This retrospective study describes the clinical pathway of 20 patients with histologically proven extracranial schwannomas of the head and neck. The diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for schwannomas are discussed with special emphasis on localization and functional outcome...
September 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669085/pain-as-a-first-manifestation-of-paraneoplastic-neuropathies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Zis, Antonella Paladini, Alba Piroli, Patrick C McHugh, Giustino Varrassi, Marios Hadjivassiliou
INTRODUCTION: Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNS) consist of a heterogeneous group of neurological disorders triggered by cancer. The aim of this systematic review is to estimate the reported prevalence of pain in patients with paraneoplastic peripheral neuropathy (PPN). METHODS: A systematic computer-based literature search was conducted on PubMed database. RESULTS: Our search strategy resulted in the identification of 126 articles...
December 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632962/a-novel-minimally-invasive-wireless-technology-for-neuromodulation-via-percutaneous-intercostal-nerve-stimulation-pns-for-post-herpetic-neuralgia-a-case-report-with-short-term-follow-up
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Bart Billet, Roel Wynendaele, Niek E Vanquathem
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of primary afferent neurons provides control of localized chronic pain. This technique applies permanent electrical stimulation at the target area via a minimally invasive, subcutaneous placement of an electrode. OBJECTIVE: To assess analgesic effects of a minimally invasive wireless neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic intractable pain secondary to post-herpetic neuralgia. CASE SUMMARY: A 78-year-old man presented with severe intractable post herpetic neuralgic pain...
June 20, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628235/expanded-phenotypes-and-outcomes-among-256-lgi1-caspr2-igg-positive-patients
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Avi Gadoth, Sean J Pittock, Divyanshu Dubey, Andrew McKeon, Jeff W Britton, John E Schmeling, Aurelia Smith, Amy L Kotsenas, Robert E Watson, Daniel H Lachance, Eoin P Flanagan, Vanda A Lennon, Christopher J Klein
OBJECTIVE: To describe an expanded phenotypic spectrum and longitudinal outcome in 256 LGI1-IgG-seropositive and/or CASPR2-IgG-seropositive patients. METHODS: Patients were identified through service neural autoantibody evaluation. Ninety-five had longitudinal follow-up (7-456 months; median = 35). RESULTS: Among 3,910 patients tested, 196 were LGI1-IgG positive, 51 were CASPR2-IgG positive, and 9 were dual positive. Cerebrospinal fluid testing was less sensitive than serum testing, detecting only 24 of 38 (63%) LGI1-IgG-positive and 5 of 6 (83%) CASPR2-IgG-positive patients...
July 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529060/the-effect-of-anxiety-sensitivity-on-psychological-and-biological-variables-during-the-cold-pressor-test
#19
Naomi Dodo, Ryusaku Hashimoto
We examined the relationship between anxiety sensitivity (AS) and autonomic nervous system responses (ANS) during the cold pressor test (CPT). Seventy-four university students participated and were divided into low-AS (M=9.06, SD=3.97) and high-AS groups (M=28.68, SD=6.63) based on AS Index scores (n's=36 and 38, respectively). The study included three phases: Rest, CPT, and Recovery. We measured the psychological variables (fear of pain and subjective pain) at pre- and post-CPT. ANS response data were collected during each phase...
July 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477355/%C3%AE-conotoxins-active-at-%C3%AE-3-containing-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-and-their-molecular-determinants-for-selective-inhibition
#20
REVIEW
Hartmut Cuny, Rilei Yu, Han-Shen Tae, Shiva N Kompella, David J Adams
Neuronal α3-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and non-neuronal tissues are implicated in a number of severe disease conditions ranging from cancer to cardiovascular diseases and chronic pain. However, despite the physiological characterization of mouse models and cell lines, the precise pathophysiology of nAChRs outside the CNS remains not well understood, in part because there is a lack of subtype-selective antagonists. α-Conotoxins isolated from cone snail venom exhibit characteristic individual selectivity profiles for nAChRs and, therefore, are excellent tools to study the determinants for nAChR-antagonist interactions...
May 6, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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