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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632555/changes-in-cytokines-sensory-tests-and-self-reported-pain-levels-after-manual-treatment-of-low-back-pain
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Brian F Degenhardt, Jane C Johnson, Christian Fossum, Chad T Andicochea, Melissa K Stuart
STUDY DESIGN: Unbalanced 3-factor design with repeated measures on 1 factor. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of manual treatment (MT) on cytokine and pain sensations in those with and without low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Evidence suggests that MT reduces LBP but by unknown mechanisms. Certain cytokines have been elevated in patients with LBP and may be affected by MT. METHODS: Participants aged 20-60 years with chronic LBP or without LBP were recruited and randomly assigned to MT, sham ultrasound treatment, or no treatment groups...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629826/silencing-of-fkbp51-alleviates-the-mechanical-pain-threshold-inhibits-drg-inflammatory-factors-and-pain-mediators-through-the-nf-kappab-signaling-pathway
#2
Hong-Mei Yu, Qi Wang, Wen-Bo Sun
Neuropathic pain is chronic pain caused by lesions or diseases of the somatosensory system, currently available analgesics provide only temporal relief. The precise role of FK506 binding protein 51 (FKBP51) in neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) is not clear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of FKBP51 in neuropathic pain in the rat model of CCI. Our results showed that FKBP51 was obviously upregulated in a time-dependent manner in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in CCI rats...
June 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623906/correlations-between-inflammatory-cytokines-muscle-damage-markers-and-acute-postoperative-pain-following-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
#3
Hai-Bo Si, Ti-Min Yang, Yi Zeng, Zong-Ke Zhou, Fu-Xing Pei, Yan-Rong Lu, Jing-Qiu Cheng, Bin Shen
BACKGROUND: Despite the success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in reducing knee pain and improving functional disability, the management of acute postoperative pain is still unsatisfactory. This study was aimed to quantitatively analyze the possible correlations between inflammatory cytokines, muscle damage markers and acute postoperative pain following primary TKA. METHODS: Patients scheduled for unilateral primary TKA were consecutively included, the serial changes of the numerical rating scale (NRS) at rest (NRSR) and at walking (NRSW), serum inflammatory cytokines and muscle damage markers were assessed before surgery (T0) and at postoperative day 1, 2, 3 and 5 (T1-T4, respectively); while pain disability questionnaire (PDQ) and synovial fluid inflammatory cytokines were evaluated at T0...
June 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621703/pain-sensation-in-human-osteoarthritic-knee-joints-is-strongly-enhanced-by-diabetes-mellitus
#4
Annett Eitner, Julia Pester, Franziska Vogel, Ivan Marintschev, Thomas Lehmann, Gunther O Hofmann, Hans-Georg Schaible
The major burden of knee joint osteoarthritis (OA) is pain. Since in elder patients diabetes mellitus is an important comorbidity of OA we explored whether the presence of diabetes mellitus has a significant influence on pain intensity at the end stage of knee OA, and we aimed to identify factors possibly related to changes of pain intensity in diabetic patients. In 23 diabetic and 47 non-diabetic OA patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, we assessed the pain intensity before the operation using the "Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome score" (KOOS)...
June 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619075/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-chang-an-shuan-on-tnbs-induced-experimental-colitis-in-rats
#5
Hong Mi, Feng-Bin Liu, Hai-Wen Li, Jiang-Tao Hou, Pei-Wu Li
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), denominated by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is often associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea and bloody stool. The standard protocols for treating colitis conditions are not satisfactory; thus, complementary and alternative medicines have been increasingly accepted by IBD sufferers worldwide. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the anti-inflammatory effect of Chang-An-Shuan (CAS), a 6-herb Chinese medicinal formula, on 2, 4, 6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in rats and the underlying mechanisms...
June 15, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618654/comparison-of-honey-and-dextrose-solution-on-post-operative-peritoneal-adhesion-in-rat-model
#6
Vafa Baradaran Rahimi, Reza Shirazinia, Narges Fereydouni, Parvin Zamani, Sousan Darroudi, Amir Hossein Sahebkar, Vahid Reza Askari
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal adhesion between abdominal organs is a complication of surgery. It causes major complications like pain, bowel obstruction, infertility and increases risk of death. Honey is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties potentially relevant for adhesive protection. METHODS: Thirty rats were divided into five groups: negative control without any surgical procedure (normal group), control group treated with normal saline, experimental group I treated with 1ml of 10% honey, experimental group II treated with honey at half concentration of group I (honey0...
June 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618070/morin-suppresses-astrocyte-activation-and-regulates-cytokine-release-in-bone-cancer-pain-rat-models
#7
Wei Jiang, Ying Wang, Wei Sun, Mengyuan Zhang
As inflammatory and immune responses are involved in pathophysiology of debilitating neuropathic pain, reagents that can modulate these two responses may have therapeutic potential. Morin, derived from the moraceae family of plants, benefits inflammation-related diseases, but its antinociceptive effects on cancer pain remain elusive. In the present study, we investigated antinociceptive effects of morin on bone cancer pain using a rat model, where rats were subject to implantation of Walker 256 mammary gland carcinoma cells into the tibia...
June 15, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614055/inhibition-of-autoimmune-th17-cell-responses-by-pain-killer-ketamine
#8
Jeong-Eun Lee, Jung-Man Lee, Young-Jun Park, Byung-Seok Kim, Young-Tae Jeon, Yeonseok Chung
Ketamine is widely used in animals and humans as a systemic anesthetic. Although several immune-modulatory functions of ketamine have been reported, the effects of ketamine on the differentiation of Th17 cell are unknown. We found that ketamine significantly diminished the frequency of IL-17-producers among CD4+ T cells stimulated under Th17-skewing conditions. Mechanistic studies showed that ketamine had little effect on the production of Th17-inducing cytokines by dendritic cells and the proliferation of T cells in response to anti-CD3; however it significantly hampered IL-21 expression as well as STAT3 phosphorylation in T cells upon IL-6 stimulation...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611665/toll-like-receptor-4-in-paraventricular-nucleus-mediates-visceral-hypersensitivity-induced-by-maternal-separation
#9
Hui-Li Tang, Gongliang Zhang, Ning-Ning Ji, Lei Du, Bin-Bin Chen, Rong Hua, Yong-Mei Zhang
Neonatal maternal separation (MS) is a major early life stress that increases the risk of emotional disorders, visceral pain perception and other brain dysfunction. Elevation of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) precipitates early life colorectal distension (CRD)-induced visceral hypersensitivity and pain in adulthood. The present study aimed to investigate the role of TLR4 signaling in the pathogenesis of postnatal MS-induced visceral hypersensitivity and pain during adulthood...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609637/midterm-and-long-term-results-of-medial-versus-lateral-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-a-meta-analysis
#10
Seong-Il Bin, Kyung-Wook Nha, Ji-Young Cheong, Young-Soo Shin
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether lateral meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) procedures lead to better clinical outcomes than medial MAT. HYPOTHESIS: The survival rates are similar between medial and lateral MAT, but the clinical outcomes of lateral MAT are better than those of medial MAT at final follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis. METHODS: In this meta-analysis, we reviewed studies that assessed survival rates in patients who underwent medial or lateral MAT with more than 5 years of follow-up and that used assessments such as pain and Lysholm scores to compare postoperative scores on knee outcome scales...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606089/alterations-of-anti-inflammatory-lipids-in-plasma-from-women-with-chronic-widespread-pain-a-case-control-study
#11
Niclas Stensson, Bijar Ghafouri, Björn Gerdle, Nazdar Ghafouri
BACKGROUND: Chronic widespread pain conditions (CWP) such as the pain associated with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are significant health problems with unclear aetiology. Although CWP and FMS can alter both central and peripheral pain mechanisms, there are no validated markers for such alterations. Pro- and anti-inflammatory components of the immune system such as cytokines and endogenous lipid mediators could serve as systemic markers of alterations in chronic pain. Lipid mediators associated with anti-inflammatory qualities - e...
June 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603455/tetramethylpyrazine-attenuates-periorbital-allodynia-and-neuroinflammation-in-a-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Zhijing Wang, Qi Wang, Cuijie Wang, Xiuzhen Xu, Hongmei Yu
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health issue. As the major complaint in 51% of TBI patients, chronic pain is an important aspect in TBI treatment. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) is an important compound in Ligustrazine, an analgesic drug in traditional Chinese medicine, but its potential in relieving pain symptom in TBI has not been tested. We established a TBI mouse model with controlled cortical impact (CCI), and measured periorbital hypersensitivity with von Frey monofilaments...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600519/alterations-in-the-inflammatory-cytokines-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-contribute-to-depression-like-phenotype-after-spared-nerve-injury-improvement-by-ketamine
#13
Ze-Min Xie, Xing-Ming Wang, Ning Xu, Jing Wang, Wei Pan, Xiao-Hui Tang, Zhi-Qiang Zhou, Kenji Hashimoto, Jian-Jun Yang
Although pain is frequently accompanied with depression, little is known about the risk factors contributing to individual differences to the comorbidity of pain and depression. In this study, we examined whether cytokines and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) might contribute to the individual differences in the development of neuropathic pain-induced depression. Rats were randomly subjected to spared nerved ligation (SNI) or sham surgery. The SNI rats were divided into two groups by the data from depression-related behavioral tests...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600230/cytokine-and-chemokine-profile-changes-in-patients-with-lower-segment-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
#14
Juraj Sutovsky, Martin Benco, Martina Sutovska, Michaela Kocmalova, Lenka Pappova, Juraj Miklusica, Andrej Frano, Egon Kurca
BACKGROUND: Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) develops as a result of inflammatory and remodeling processes in facet joints (FJs). Several inflammatory cytokines are involved in the osteoarthritic and remodeling changes that occur and in low-back and/or radicular pain, the most prevalent clinical symptom of disease. This study improves knowledge related to the roles that 27 cytokines, chemokines and growth factors play in the pathophysiology of lumbar DS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cytokine levels were examined using capture sandwich immunoassay using the Bio-Plex(®) 200 System and the Bio-PlexTM Human Cytokine Standard 27-Plex, Group I (Bio-Rad, Hercules, California, USA) separately in intervertebral discs (IVDs) and FJ bone tissue...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591802/systemic-inflammatory-and-th17-immune-activation-among-patients-treated-for-lumbar-radiculopathy-exceeds-that-of-patients-treated-for-persistent-postoperative-neuropathic-pain
#15
Mohammed F Shamji, Daipayan Guha, Darcia Paul, Alina Shcharinsky
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of lumbar radiculopathy includes both mechanical compression and biochemical irritation of apposed neural elements. Inflammatory and immune cytokines have been implicated, induced by systemic exposure of immune-privileged intervertebral disc tissue. Surgical intervention provides improved symptoms and quality of life, but persistent postoperative neuropathic pain (PPNP) afflicts a significant fraction of patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare the inflammatory and immune phenotypes among patients undergoing structural surgery for lumbar radiculopathy and spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic pain...
June 7, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586262/effect-of-laparoscopic-peritoneal-lavage-and-drainage-and-continuous-venovenous-diahemofiltration-on-severe-acute-pancreatitis
#16
Guiliang Wang, Hai Liu, Linfang Xu, Ping Wen, Jianbo Wen, Shu-Feng Zhou, Xianzhong Xiao
BACKGROUND: Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), one severe and fatal disease, the therapy of which is pretty hard. This study aimed to study the effect of laparoscopic peritoneal lavage and drainage (LPLD) and continuous venovenous diahemofiltration (CVVDH) on SAP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred forty-five patients with SAP in total were randomly assigned into four groups according to the therapeutic plan: basic treatment; LPLD; CVVDH; or LPLD+CVVDH. Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) scores, the ratios of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), mortality, hospitalization time, hospitalization cost, ratios of complications, the abdominal distention relief time, abdominal pain relief time, plasma concentration of endotoxin, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-8 were evaluated...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586059/identification-of-critical-genes-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-isolated-from-degenerated-intervertebral-discs-using-bioinformatics-analysis
#17
Zhuangchen Zhu, Guang Chen, Wei Jiao, Defeng Wang, Yan Cao, Qingfu Zhang, Junqin Wang
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is a pathological process, which may lead to lower back pain. The present study aimed to investigate the pathogenesis of IVD degeneration. GSE42611 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus, including 4 nucleus pulposus samples isolated from degenerated IVDs and 4 nucleus pulposus samples separated from normal IVDs. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the degenerated and normal samples were screened using the limma package in R. Functional and pathway enrichment analyses were conducted separately for the upregulated and downregulated genes, using Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery software...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583713/igf-1r-signalling-contributes-to-il-6-production-and-t-cell-dependent-inflammation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Malin C Erlandsson, Sofia Töyrä Silfverswärd, Mitra Nadali, Minna Turkkila, Mattias N D Svensson, Ing-Marie Jonsson, Karin M E Andersson, Maria I Bokarewa
BACKGROUND: Signalling through insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) is essential for cell survival, but may turn pathogenic in uncontrolled tissue growth in tumours. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the IGF-1R signalling is activated and supports expansion of the inflamed synovia. AIM: In the present study, we assess if disruption of IGF-1R signalling resolves arthritis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clinical associations of IGF-1R expression in leukocytes of the peripheral blood were studied in 84 RA patients...
June 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579906/dexmedetomidine-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-in-chronic-constriction-injury-by-suppressing-nr2b-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-inos-activation
#19
Feng Liang, Miao Liu, Xin Fu, Xueying Zhou, Peng Chen, Fanglei Han
The effective treatment of patients suffering from neuropathic pain remains challenging. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) possesses anti-inflammatory activity. However, the role of DEX in neuropathic pain is still unclear. The aim of the present study was to examine DEX an α2-adrenoceptor agonist could improve pain hypersensitivity and reduce inflammatory in a chronic constriction injury (CCI) model of the sciatic nerve in Sprague-Dawley rats. Dex was intrathecally administrated 1-h after operation. The paw mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) and paw withdrawal thermal latency (PWTL) were measured on day 1 before operation and on days 1, 7, 14 and 21 after operation, respectively...
May 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573049/biphalin-a-dimeric-enkephalin-alleviates-lps-induced-activation-in-rat-primary-microglial-cultures-in-opioid-receptor-dependent-and-receptor-independent-manners
#20
Katarzyna Popiolek-Barczyk, Anna Piotrowska, Wioletta Makuch, Joanna Mika
Neuropathic pain is relatively less responsive to opioids than other types of pain, which is possibly due to a disrupted opioid system partially caused by the profound microglial cell activation that underlines neuroinflammation. We demonstrated that intrathecally injected biphalin, a dimeric enkephalin analog, diminished symptoms of neuropathy in a preclinical model of neuropathic pain in rats (CCI, chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve) at day 12 postinjury. Using primary microglial cell cultures, we revealed that biphalin did not influence cell viability but diminished NO production and expression of Iba1 in LPS-stimulated cells...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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