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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921695/frequency-dependent-regulation-of-intrinsic-excitability-by-voltage-activated-membrane-conductances-computational-modeling-and-dynamic-clamp
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Attila Szűcs, Anikó Rátkai, Katalin Schlett, Ramon Huerta
As one of the most unique properties of nerve cells, their intrinsic excitability allows them to transform synaptic inputs into action potentials. This process reflects a complex interplay between the synaptic inputs and the voltage-dependent membrane currents of the postsynaptic neuron. While neurons in natural conditions mostly fire under the action of intense synaptic bombardment and receive fluctuating patterns of excitation and inhibition, conventional techniques to characterize intrinsic excitability mainly utilize static means of stimulation...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920894/electro-thermal-equivalent-3d-finite-element-model-of-a-single-neuron
#2
I Cinelli, M Destrade, M Duffy, P McHugh
OBJECTIVE: We propose a novel approach for modelling the inter-dependence of electrical and mechanical phenomena in nervous cells, by using electro-thermal equivalences in finite element (FE) analysis so that existing thermo-mechanical tools can be applied. METHODS: First, the equivalence between electrical and thermal properties of the nerve materials is established, and results of a pure heat conduction analysis performed in Abaqus CAE Software 6.13-3 are validated with analytical solutions for a range of steady and transient conditions...
September 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919816/cxcr4-antagonist-amd3100-elicits-analgesic-effect-and-restores-the-glyr%C3%AE-3-expression-against-neuropathic-pain
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Xiaoming Liu, Hongjun Liu, Lihua Dai, Bingjie Ma, Ke Ma
OBJECTIVE: Chemokine CXCL12 and its receptor CXCR4 have been reported to play a critical role in neurogenesis and neuronal differentiation. Recently, some reports have implicated this chemokine signaling in the pathogenesis of many kinds of pain. However, its role in neuropathic pain (NP) is still largely unclear. This study explored the distribution and function of CXCR4 in spinal cord (SC) dorsal horn (DH) in a rat L5 spinal nerve ligation (SNL) model. METHODS: Rats received repeated intrathecal injection of CXCR4 antagonist AMD3100...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918071/the-masseteric-nerve-an-anatomical-study-in-thai-population-with-an-emphasis-on-its-use-in-facial-reanimation
#4
Apichai Angspatt, Chirayu Pannanusorn
BACKGROUND: The use of the masseteric nerve has been escalated as a donor nerve for facial reanimation in facial palsy patient (Wang et al., 2014; Manktelow et al., 2006; Klebuc, 2011; Bianchi et al., 2012; Zuker et al., 2000; Bae et al., 2006; Terzis, Konofaos, 2013; Terzis, Olivares, 2009; Bianchi et al., 2014). Previous studies had been done in Euro-Caucasian cadavers (Kaya et al., 2014). However, difference in anatomical details does exist between Asian and Euro-Caucasian population (Tzou et al...
September 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914658/are-the-sensory-fibers-of-the-ulnar-nerve-affected-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Özgür Selek, Murat Alemdar
PURPOSE: Distribution of paresthesia throughout the skin area without median nerve innervation is frequently seen in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However, its pathophysiologic mechanisms are still unclear. We aimed to research whether a dysfunction in sensory fibers of the ulnar nerve (UN) was present or not in hands with CTS. METHODS: Totally, upper extremity nerve conduction study recordings of 508 patients were considered. After exclusions, 331 upper extremity recordings of 277 patients were included...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914656/charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-1a-influence-of-body-mass-index-on-nerve-conduction-studies-and-on-the-charcot-marie-tooth-examination-score
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Nivedita U Jerath, Michael E Shy
PURPOSE: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease type 1A (CMT1A) is caused by a duplication of the peripheral myelin protein gene 22 at chromosome 17p11.2-12. There is limited data regarding whether body mass index (BMI) affects electrophysiological or clinical data in those with CMT1A. METHODS: Electrophysiological data, the Charcot-Marie-Tooth examination score (CMTES) and BMI from 101 patients with known CMT1A were obtained and analyzed. RESULTS: When controlling for age, a higher BMI does not affect ulnar motor nerve conduction studies in those with CMT1A, but rather components of the CMTES (loss of pinprick and motor strength in the lower extremities)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914617/distribution-patterns-of-the-vulnerable-vessels-around-cervical-nerve-roots-a-computed-tomography-based-study
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Donghwi Park
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of vulnerable vessels around the target of cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection at the C3-C7 cervical nerve root levels in a clinical setting. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted. PARTICIPANTS: Patients complaining of neck or arm pain with no previous surgical history and who had undergone both precontrast and contrast-enhanced neck computed tomography were included retrospectively...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913645/local-analgesia-in-paediatric-dentistry-a-systematic-review-of-techniques-and-pharmacologic-agents
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G Klingberg, K Ridell, S Brogårdh-Roth, M Vall, H Berlin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the evidence supporting effects and adverse effects of local analgesia using different pharmacological agents and injection techniques during dental treatment in children and adolescents aged 3-19 years. METHODS: A systematic literature search of databases including PubMed, Cochrane, and Scopus was conducted in November 2016. The PRISMA-statement was followed. Two review authors independently assessed the selected randomised control trials for risk of bias and quality...
September 14, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913308/new-treatment-in-facial-nerve-palsy-caused-by-sagittal-split-ramus-osteotomy-of-mandible
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Jin Hoon Lee, Kyung Ah Lee
A 25-years-old woman with mandibular prognathism underwent a mandibular setback by way of mandibular sagittal split ramus osteotomy (MSSRO). After 2 days of operation, she developed difficulty of closing her right eye. The blink reflex test and motor nerve conduction study of the right orbicularis oris muscle were revealed right facial neuropathy of unknown origin and House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system (HBFNGS) grade V. For treatment, we initially prescribed oral prednisolone and nimodipine including physical therapy...
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913287/cryptogenic-temporal-hollowing
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Ie Hyon Park, Heeyeon Kwon, Sang Wha Kim
Temporal hollowing is a common complication that occurs after coronal approach surgeries. However, temporal hollowing without previous nerve damage or trauma history is rare. Herein, we present a patient with cryptogenic temporal hollowing. A 22-year-old man without any history of craniofacial interventions or trauma presented with temporal hallowing. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed fatty degeneration of the left temporalis muscle. Electromyography and nerve conduction study showed no signs of neurologic abnormalities...
December 2016: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910165/peripapillary-choroidal-thickness-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-in-untreated-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Serpil Yazgan, Fatma Erboy, Haci Ugur Celik, Tacettin Ornek, Suat Hayri Ugurbas, Firuzan Kokturk, Orhan Ayar, Mehmet Orcun Akdemir, Erkan Celik
PURPOSE: To evaluate peripapillary choroidal thickness (PPCT), central macular choroidal thickness (CMCT), and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in untreated patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: This prospective, randomized, and comparative study was conducted in a university ophthalmology clinic. 106 eyes of 106 patients with OSAHS and 44 eyes of 44 healthy individuals were evaluated in this study. Only right eyes were evaluated...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904220/congenital-cranial-dysinnervation-disorders-a-literature-review
#12
Rebecca Fels
Congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders (CCDD) is a new term describing a collection of non-progressive neurogenic syndromes. Initially referred to as congenital fibrosis syndrome, it was thought that the primary problem was extraocular muscular maldevelopment. Recent advancements in genetics and neuro-radiology have now determined the initial observation of fibrotic muscles is secondary to a primary lack of innervation from deficient, absent, or misguided cranial nerves. This presentation provides an overview of the known genes and phenotypes currently recognized within the CCDD domain...
January 2017: American Orthoptic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903493/editor-s-highlight-formulation-and-toxicology-evaluation-of-the-intrathecal-ayx1-dna-decoy-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Julien Mamet, David C Yeomans, Tony L Yaksh, Donald C Manning, Scott Harris
The longevity of pain after surgery is debilitating and limits the recovery of patients. AYX1 is a double-stranded, unprotected, 23 base-pair oligonucleotide designed to reduce acute post-surgical pain and prevent its chronification with a single intrathecal perioperative dose. AYX1 mimics the DNA sequence normally bound by EGR1 on chromosomes, a transcription factor transiently induced in the dorsal root ganglia-spinal cord network following a noxious input. AYX1 binds to EGR1 and prevents it from launching waves of gene regulation that are necessary to maintain pain over time...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902648/-fabry-disease-an-overlooked-diagnosis-in-adult-cardiac-patients
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Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Evrim Şimşek, Sema Kalkan Uçar, Selen Bayraktaroğlu, Hüseyin Onay, Eser Sözmen, Mahmut Çoker
Fabry disease is a rare, X-linked, lysosomal glycosphingolipid storage disorder. A deficiency of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase results in intracellular accumulation of globotriaosylceramide in multiple cell types, such as those of the nerves, kidneys, cardiac, and cutaneous tissues, leading to a multisystem disease. Male patients are more severely affected; however, heterozygous female patients may also be afflicted, though often the symptoms develop later. Cardiac involvement can include left ventricular hypertrophy, conduction abnormalities, arrhythmias, valvular abnormalities, and heart failure...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902181/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-positive-cells-a-new-cell-type-in-the-human-ureteropelvic-junction
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Manuela Hunziker, Anne-Marie O'Donnell, Prem Puri
BACKGROUND: Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is the most common cause of congenital hydronephrosis. Normal ureteral motility requires coordinated interaction between neurons, smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and interstitial Cajal-like cells (IC-LCs). Recently, a new type of interstitial cell, platelet-derived growth factor receptor α-positive (PDGFRα(+)) cells, was discovered in the gastrointestinal tract and bladder.MethodsWe used immunohistochemistry to study PDGFRα protein distribution in normal human UPJ and congenital UPJ obstruction...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899886/brainstem-encephalitis-and-acute-polyneuropathy-associated-with-hepatitis-e-infection
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Omar Jabbar Salim, Amy Davidson, Kathy Li, John Paul Leach, Craig Heath
A 59-year-old man presented with feverish illness. His Glasgow Coma Scale was 15, had reduced visual acuity in the left eye with partial left ptosis and mild left hemiparesis with an extensor left plantar. Over 48 hours, he accrued multiple cranial nerves palsies and progressed to a flaccid paralysis necessitating admission to an intensive care unit.Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) study showed 20 lymphocytes and raised protein. Viral and bacterial PCRs were negative. Samples for Lyme, blood-borne viruses, syphilis and autoantibodies were also negative...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899883/microrna-146a-mimics-reduce-the-peripheral-neuropathy-in-type-ii-diabetic-mice
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Xian Shuang Liu, Baoyan Fan, Alexandra Szalad, Longfei Jia, Lei Wang, Xinli Wang, Wanlong Pan, Li Zhang, Ruilan Zhang, Jiani Hu, Xiao Ming Zhang, Michael Chopp, Zheng Gang Zhang
MicroRNA-146a (miR-146a) regulates multiple immune diseases. However, the role of miR-146a in diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) has not been investigated. We found that mice (db/db) with type II diabetes exhibited substantial down-regulation of miR-146a in sciatic nerve tissue. Systemic administration of miR-146a mimics to diabetic mice elevated miR-146a levels in plasma and sciatic nerve tissue and substantially increased motor and sensory nerve conduction velocities by 29% and 11%, respectively, and regional blood flow by 50% in sciatic nerve tissue...
September 12, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899835/successful-treatment-by-microvascular-decompression-surgery-of-a-patient-with-hemiparesis-due-to-vertebral-artery-compression-of-the-medulla-oblongata-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jibin Ren, Hongtao Sun, Yunfeng Diao, Xuegang Niu, Hang Wang, Zhengjun Wei, Fei Yuan
Little literature is available on hemiparesis caused by vascular medullary compression, which may occur as a result of dolichoectasia of the vertebrobasilar arterial system. In this paper, we report a case of vertebral artery compression of the medulla oblongata in a 67-year old woman. The patient was hypertensive and developed hemiparesis and intermittent spasms for five years, which became worsened for one year. Cranial nerve MRI showed compression of the medulla oblongata by the left vertebral artery. Motor evoked potential (MEP) examination showed abnormal conduction of MEPs of bilateral toe abductors...
September 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899650/micropatterned-surface-electrode-for-massive-selective-stimulation-of-intraepidermal-nociceptive-fibres
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REVIEW
Massimo Leandri, Lucio Marinelli, Antonio Siri, Luca Pellegrino
BACKGROUND: No satisfactory neurophysiological test for nociceptive afferents is available to date. Laser stimuli present risks of skin damage, whilst electrical stimulation through specially designed electrodes is not selective enough. NEW METHOD: We present a new electrode designed according to critical issues identified in preliminary computer simulations concerning electric field gradient through the skin. To provide selective stimulation the activating electric field must be limited to intraepidermal free nerve endings...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895640/the-application-of-sudoscan-for-screening-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-chinese-population-screening-dpn-by-sudoscan
#20
Jiewen Jin, Weimin Wang, Tianwei Gu, Wei Chen, Jing Lu, Yan Bi, Dalong Zhu
Purpose Diabetic peripheral neuropathies are the common chronic complications of diabetes, but the diagnosis is insensitive by physical examination in busy outpatients. Here we evaluated the performance of SUDOSCAN in screening diabetic peripheral neuropathies in Chinese type 2 diabetic patients. Methods The study enrolled 180 patients for annually screening. All patients underwent neurological symptoms assessment, clinical examination, nerve conduction studies and cardiovascular autonomic reflex tests. SUDOSCAN was tested and evaluated with electrochemical skin conductance in hands and feet, asymmetry ratio in hands and feet and predicted cardiac neuropathy...
September 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
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