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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303458/calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-and-pain-a-systematic-review
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Wendy Sophie Schou, Sait Ashina, Faisal Mohammad Amin, Peter J Goadsby, Messoud Ashina
BACKGROUND: Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is widely distributed in nociceptive pathways in human peripheral and central nervous system and its receptors are also expressed in pain pathways. CGRP is involved in migraine pathophysiology but its role in non-headache pain has not been clarified. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search on PubMed, Embase and ClinicalTrials.gov for articles on CGRP and non-headache pain covering human studies including experimental studies and randomized clinical trials...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301217/neuromodulation-with-percutaneous-electrical-nerve-field-stimulation-is-associated-with-reduction-in-signs-and-symptoms-of-opioid-withdrawal-a-multisite-retrospective-assessment
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Adrian Miranda, Arturo Taca
BACKGROUND: Finding an effective, non-pharmacological approach to treat opioid withdrawal could remove some of the barriers associated with pharmacotherapy. The BRIDGE® is a noninvasive, percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulator developed to target pain. OBJECTIVES: This pilot study aimed to determine (1) the effects of the BRIDGE on withdrawal scores during the induction phase of opioid withdrawal therapy, (2) the percentage of subjects who successfully transitioned to medication assisted therapy (MAT)...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296137/percutaneous-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain-two-clinical-case-reports-of-sustained-pain-relief
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Leonardo Kapural, Christopher A Gilmore, John Chae, Richard L Rauck, Steven P Cohen, Michael F Saulino, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Meredith J McGee, Joseph W Boggs
As the leading cause of disability among U.S. adults, chronic low back pain (LBP) is one sof the most prevalent and challenging musculoskeletal conditions. Neuromodulation provides an opportunity to reduce or eliminate the use of opioids to treat chronic LBP, but the cost and invasiveness of existing methods have limited its broad adoption, especially earlier in the treatment continuum. The present case report details the results of a novel method of short-term percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) in 2 subjects with chronic LBP...
March 14, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294284/the-aetiology-of-chronic-vulval-pain-and-entry-dyspareunia-a-retrospective-review-of-525-cases
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Victoria Harris, Gayle Fischer, Jennifer A Bradford
BACKGROUND: There are few published data about the incidence of diagnoses or treatment outcomes, for chronic vulval pain. AIMS: To document diagnoses and treatment outcomes in a cohort of chronic vulval pain presentations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case review of the patient database of a private vulval clinic between January 2011 and March 2015. RESULTS: Five hundred and twenty-five out of 3360 patients (15...
March 13, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276522/experimental-assessment-of-the-safety-and-potential-efficacy-of-high-irradiance-photostimulation-of-brain-tissues
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Senova Suhan, Scisniak Ilona, Chiang Chih-Chieh, Doignon Isabelle, Palfi Stéphane, Chaillet Antoine, Martin Claire, Pain Frédéric
Optogenetics is widely used in fundamental neuroscience. Its potential clinical translation for brain neuromodulation requires a careful assessment of the safety and efficacy of repeated, sustained optical stimulation of large volumes of brain tissues. This study was performed in rats and not in non-human primates for ethical reasons. We studied the spatial distribution of light, potential damage, and non-physiological effects in vivo, in anesthetized rat brains, on large brain volumes, following repeated high irradiance photo-stimulation...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261561/interventional-analgesic-management-of-lung-cancer-pain
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Uri Hochberg, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Jordi Perez
Lung cancer is one of the four most prevalent cancers worldwide. Comprehensive patient care includes not only adherence to clinical guidelines to control and when possible cure the disease but also appropriate symptom control. Pain is one of the most prevalent symptoms in patients diagnosed with lung cancer; it can arise from local invasion of chest structures or metastatic disease invading bones, nerves, or other anatomical structures potentially painful. Pain can also be a consequence of therapeutic approaches like surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255769/management-of-device-related-complications-after-sacral-neuromodulation-for-lower-urinary-tract-disorders-in-women-a-single-center-experience
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Tilemachos Kavvadias, Markus Huebner, Sara Yvonne Brucker, Christl Reisenauer
PURPOSE: This study is aimed at presenting and discussing the device-related complication management during a 5-year period, of the sacral nerve modulation (SNM), in a tertiary-care university unit. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of all women, who received SNM in our department between May 2011 and May 2016. All two-stage procedures were performed by the same experienced surgeon and according to our strict protocol of patients' selection and follow-up...
March 3, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244011/focused-ultrasound-an-emerging-therapeutic-modality-for-neurologic-disease
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Paul S Fishman, Victor Frenkel
Therapeutic ultrasound is only beginning to be applied to neurologic conditions, but the potential of this modality for a wide spectrum of brain applications is high. Engineering advances now allow sound waves to be targeted through the skull to a brain region selected with real time magnetic resonance imaging and thermography, using a commercial array of focused emitters. High intensities of sonic energy can create a coagulation lesion similar to that of older radiofrequency stereotactic methods, but without opening the skull...
February 27, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237514/allodynia-lowering-induced-by-cannabinoids-and-endocannabinoids-alice
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REVIEW
Livio Luongo, Katarzyna Starowicz, Sabatino Maione, Vincenzo Di Marzo
Neuropathic pain is a neurological disorder that strongly affects the quality of life of patients. The molecular and cellular mechanisms at the basis of the neuropathic pain establishment still need to be clarified. Among the neuromodulators that play a role in the pathological pain pathways, endocannabinoids could be deeply involved in both neuronal and non-neuronal mechanisms responsible for the appearance of tactile allodynia. Indeed, the function and dysfunction of this complex system in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of chronic pain induction and maintenance have been widely studied over the last two decades...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226403/the-effect-of-peripheral-neuromodulation-on-pain-from-the-sacroiliac-joint-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Teodor Goroszeniuk, Ashish Shetty, Rajesh Munglani, Dominic Hegarty, Arun Bhaskar
We report here a retrospective review of the longer-term results of peripheral neuromodulation in 12 patients with significant chronic sacroiliac joint pain who had previously failed multiple conservative and interventional pain therapies. To allow for the assessment of meaningful longer-term outcome, implants for all 12 patients had been in place for a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 36 months prior to the formal review. Compared to the preimplantation baseline, the longer-term follow-up revealed a significant and sustained reduction in visual analog scale pain scores from 8...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222543/anodal-cerebellar-tdcs-modulates-lower-extremity-pain-perception
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Manuel Pereira, Basil Rafiq, Einul Chowdhury, Jacqueline Babayev, HyunJi Boo, Rowan Metwaly, Sandilya Priam, Eileen Chusid, Fortunato Battaglia
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have investigated the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for pain management. The studies investigating therapeutic neuromodulation with tDCS for lower extremity pain are scarce and inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to analyze the effects of cerebellar tDCS on lower extremity sensory and pain thresholds in healthy volunteers. METHODS: This was a single-blind crossover repeated-measure study...
January 31, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218218/effects-of-appropriate-prolonged-sacral-neuromodulation-testing-in-improving-implantation-rate-of-a-permanent-implantable-pulse-generator-in-patients-with-refractory-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunctions-in-mainland-china
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Peng Zhang, Jian-Zhong Zhang, Li-Yang Wu, Xiao-Dong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) has become an effective method for treating lower urinary tract voiding dysfunction during the past 20 years. Because of the expensive cost, the number of implantable pulse generator (IPG) implantations per year in China is far lower than that in Western developed countries since 2012. This study was to summarize the effects of the appropriate prolonged SNM testing time in improving the implantation rate of a permanent IPG in patients with refractory lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in mainland China...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208601/surgical-neurostimulation-for-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Aswin Chari, Ian D Hentall, Marios C Papadopoulos, Erlick A C Pereira
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological condition characterized by a constellation of symptoms including paralysis, paraesthesia, pain, cardiovascular, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. Current treatment for SCI involves acute resuscitation, aggressive rehabilitation and symptomatic treatment for complications. Despite the progress in scientific understanding, regenerative therapies are lacking. In this review, we outline the current state and future potential of invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation strategies including deep brain stimulation (DBS), spinal cord stimulation (SCS), motor cortex stimulation (MCS), transcutaneous direct current stimulation (tDCS) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the context of SCI...
February 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178853/clinical-vagus-nerve-stimulation-paradigms-induce-pronounced-brain-and-body-hypothermia-in-rats
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Lars Emil Larsen, Wouter Van Lysebettens, Charlotte Germonpré, Sofie Carrette, Sofie Daelemans, Mathieu Sprengers, Lisa Thyrion, Wytse Jan Wadman, Evelien Carrette, Jean Delbeke, Paul Boon, Kristl Vonck, Robrecht Raedt
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a widely used neuromodulation technique that is currently used or being investigated as therapy for a wide array of human diseases such as epilepsy, depression, Alzheimer's disease, tinnitus, inflammatory diseases, pain, heart failure and many others. Here, we report a pronounced decrease in brain and core temperature during VNS in freely moving rats. Two hours of rapid cycle VNS (7s on/18s off) decreased brain temperature by around [Formula: see text]C, while standard cycle VNS (30[Formula: see text]s on/300[Formula: see text]s off) was associated with a decrease of around [Formula: see text]C...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160397/alternate-intraspinal-targets-for-spinal-cord-stimulation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
George C Chang Chien, Nagy Mekhail
BACKGROUND: Conventional dorsal column spinal cord stimulation (SCS) provides less than optimal pain relief for certain pain syndromes and anatomic pain distributions. Practitioners have sought to treat these challenging therapeutic areas with stimulation of alternate intraspinal targets. OBJECTIVE: To identify and systematically review the evidence for the value neuromodulating specific neuronal targets within the spinal canal to achieve relief of chronic pain...
February 3, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159327/non-invasive-transcutaneous-supraorbital-neurostimulation-tsns-using-cefaly-%C3%A2-device-in-prevention-of-primary-headaches
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Anna Przeklasa-Muszyńska, Kinga Skrzypiec, Magdalena Kocot-Kępska, Jan Dobrogowski, Maciej Wiatr, Joanna Mika
Headaches are one of the most common pain syndromes experienced by adult patients. International Classification of Headache Disorders identifies about 300 different entities. Primary headaches (migraine, tension-type headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, other primary headaches) has the common occurrence. Although effective treatment of these disorders is possible, it is inefficient or poorly tolerated in some patients. Neuromodulation methods, being element of multimodal treatment, provide an additional treatment option in pharmacotherapy-refractory patients...
January 20, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158157/successful-long-term-nerve-root-stimulation-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-a-real-world-single-center-canadian-experience
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Adrian B Levine, David A Steven, Andrew G Parrent, Keith W MacDougall
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a well-established treatment for chronic neuropathic pain in the lower limbs. However, some patients have pain in distributions that are difficult to target specifically and consistently with SCS. This often involves pain in the groin or upper limbs, or pain limited to a specific dermatome. We hypothesized that dorsal nerve root stimulation (DNRS) would provide similar pain relief for these patients, compared to our results using SCS. OBJECTIVES: In this study we report our experience treating patients with chronic neuropathic pain using SCS and DNRS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152765/evaluation-of-relative-thrombocytopenia-identification-of-neuropathy-and-bleeding-risk-secondary-to-utilization-of-neuromodulating-agents-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-receiving-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-treated-with-melphalan-bortezomib-and-lenalidomide
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Joel Marcus, Robyn Jackson, Marco A Ruiz, Ryan Patrick Griffin, Rubina Hafeez Khan
212 Background: Chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy (CIPN) is a crippling manifestation in multiple myeloma (MM) patients that requires attentiveness to safety and quality of life.(2) Bortezomib, lenalidomide, and melphalan are commonly utilized chemotherapy agents that can cause both CIPN(3,4) and significant myelosuppression. Within this subset of patients we wish to insure efficacy and minimization of neuropathic pain while being mindful of bleeding risks. METHODS: IRB approval was obtained for a retrospective study of patients with MM who received a bone marrow transplant (BMT)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148969/structural-connectivity-variances-underlie-functional-and-behavioral-changes-during-pain-relief-induced-by-neuromodulation
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Richard L Lin, Gwenaëlle Douaud, Nicola Filippini, Thomas W Okell, Charlotte J Stagg, Irene Tracey
An increased understanding of the relationship between structural connections and functional and behavioral outcomes is an essential but under-explored topic in neuroscience. During transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)-induced analgesia, neuromodulation occurs through a top-down process that depends on inter-regional connections. To investigate whether variation in anatomical connectivity explains functional and behavorial outcomes during neuromodulation, we first combined tDCS and a tonic pain model with concurrent arterial spin labelling that measures cerebral perfusion related to ongoing neural activity...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144159/anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-management-challenges
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REVIEW
Eleni Chrona, Georgia Kostopanagiotou, Dimitrios Damigos, Chrysanthi Batistaki
Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is a commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated chronic state of pain. This syndrome is characterized by the entrapment of the cutaneous branches of the lower thoracoabdominal intercostal nerves at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle, which causes severe, often refractory, chronic pain. This narrative review aims to identify the possible therapeutic strategies for the management of the syndrome. Seventeen studies about ACNES therapy were reviewed; of them, 15 were case-control studies, case series, or case reports, and two were randomized controlled trials...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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