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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532415/hemodynamic-changes-caused-by-acupuncture-in-healthy-volunteers-a-prospective-single-arm-exploratory-clinical-study
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Tae-Hun Kim, Boncho Ku, Jang-Han Bae, Jae-Young Shin, Min-Ho Jun, Jung Won Kang, Junghwan Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Jaeuk U Kim
BACKGROUND: Radial pressure pulse wave (RPPW) examination has been a key diagnostic component of traditional Chinese medicine. The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in RPPW along with various hemodynamic variables after acupuncture stimulation and to examine the validity of pulse diagnosis as a modern diagnostic tool. METHODS: We conducted acupuncture stimulation at both ST36 acupuncture points in 25 healthy volunteers. We simultaneously assessed the RPPW by pulse tonometry; heart rate variability (HRV) by electrocardiogram; photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals, respiration rate, peripheral blood flow velocity and arterial depth by ultrasonography; and cardiac output by impedance cardiography, before, during and after a session of acupuncture stimulation...
May 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521269/a-new-technique-for-dorsal-sural-nerve-conduction-study-with-surface-strip-electrodes
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Shoji Hemmi, Katsumi Kurokawa, Taiji Nagai, Ryutaro Kushida, Toshio Okamoto, Tatsufumi Murakami, Yoshihide Sunada
OBJECTIVE: To obtain higher amplitude of dorsal sural sensory nerve action potentials (SNAPs), we used a new method for dorsal sural nerve conduction study with surface strip electrodes (SSEs). METHODS: Dorsal sural SNAPs were recorded orthodromically. The recording electrodes were placed behind the lateral malleolus. SSEs were attached to the laterodorsal aspect of the foot for stimulation of the dorsal sural nerve (DSN). We also used a conventional method with a standard bipolar stimulator and compared the findings...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521198/clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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Xia Zhang, Chen Fang, Xiang Li, Yong-Jun Cao, Qi-Lin Zhang, Hong-Hong Zhang, Yun Huang, Ji Hu, Chun-Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: Small nerve fibers are more easily injured than large ones for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). The study investigated the characteristics and related risk factors of DPN of T1DM patients using nerve conduction velocity and CPT values, which provided evidences for its early diagnosis. METHODS: 70 T1DM patients and 48 healthy volunteers were included. All subjects accepted nerve conduction velocity and CPT examinations for four limbs. Detailed clinical indicators were recorded...
April 25, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511376/nerve-conduction-study-on-sural-nerve-among-nepalese-tailors-using-mechanical-sewing-machine
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Prakash Kumar Yadav, Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Dev Kumar Shah, Dilip Thakur, Nirmala Limbu, Md Nazrul Islam
INTRODUCTION: The use of new technologies and innovations are out of access for people living in a developing country like Nepal. The mechanical sewing machine is still in existence at a large scale and dominant all over the country. Tailoring is one of the major occupations adopted by skilled people with lower socioeconomic status and education level. Sural nerves of both right and left legs are exposed to strenuous and chronic stress exerted by chronic paddling of mechanical sewing machine with legs...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503463/optimal-radial-motor-nerve-conduction-study-using-ultrasound-in-healthy-adults
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Jungho Yeo, Yuntae Kim, Sooa Kim, Kiyoung Oh, Hyungdong Kang
OBJECTIVE: To obtain reference values, to suggest optimal recording and stimulation site for radial motor nerve conduction study (RmNCS), and to analyze the correlation among RmNCS parameters, demographics and ultrasonography (US) findings. METHODS: A total of 55 volunteers participated in this study. We hypothesized that 'lateral edge of spiral groove (A)' was the optimal stimulation site, and the 'largest cross-sectional area (CSA) of extensor indicis proprius (EIP) muscle (B)' was the optimal recording site...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503341/peripheral-and-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-recently-diagnosed-cases-of-hypothyroidism-an-electrophysiological-study
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N Gupta, M Arora, R Sharma, K S Arora
BACKGROUND: Hypothyroidism, one of the most common endocrine disorders, may induce neurological abnormalities at an early stage of the disease. AIM: The study was designed to assess the electrophysiological alterations of some selected variables of nerve conduction, brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs), and visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in hypothyroid patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients of newly diagnosed hypothyroidism and an equal number of age-matched controls were selected for the study...
September 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501821/genetic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-nefl-related-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Alejandro Horga, Matilde Laurà, Zane Jaunmuktane, Nivedita U Jerath, Michael A Gonzalez, James M Polke, Roy Poh, Julian C Blake, Yo-Tsen Liu, Sarah Wiethoff, Conceição Bettencourt, Michael Pt Lunn, Hadi Manji, Michael G Hanna, Henry Houlden, Sebastian Brandner, Stephan Züchner, Michael Shy, Mary M Reilly
OBJECTIVES: To analyse and describe the clinical and genetic spectrum of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) caused by mutations in the neurofilament light polypeptide gene (NEFL). METHODS: Combined analysis of newly identified patients with NEFL-related CMT and all previously reported cases from the literature. RESULTS: Five new unrelated patients with CMT carrying the NEFL mutations P8R and N98S and the novel variant L311P were identified...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500667/magnetic-resonance-neurography-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-the-peripheral-nerves-in-patients-with-cmt-type-1a
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Michael Vaeggemose, Signe Vaeth, Mirko Pham, Steffen Ringgaard, Uffe B Jensen, Hatice Tankisi, Niels Ejskjaer, Sabine Heiland, Henning Andersen
INTRODUCTION: Investigation of peripheral neuropathies by magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) may provide increased diagnostic accuracy when performed in combination with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The aim of this study was to evaluate DTI in the detection of neuropathic abnormalities in Charcot-Marie-Tooth-type-1A (CMT1A). METHODS: MR imaging of the sciatic and tibial nerves, including MRN and DTI, was prospectively performed in 15 CMT1A patients and 30 healthy-controls (HC)...
May 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495047/similar-clinical-pathological-and-genetic-features-in-chinese-patients-with-autosomal-recessive-and-dominant-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-2k
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Jun Fu, Shixu Dai, Yuanyuan Lu, Rui Wu, Zhaoxia Wang, Yun Yuan, He Lv
Mutations in the ganglioside-induced differentiation-associated protein 1 gene (GDAP1) cause rare subtypes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT2K and CMT4A). CMT2K is an axonal neuropathy while CMT4A is a demyelinating type. In a series of 169 Chinese CMT patients (79 CMT1, 52 CMT2 and 38 unclassified), four unrelated patients (2.37%) were identified with GDAP1 mutations, including two with autosomal recessive CMT2K (AR-CMT2K) and two dominant CMT2K (AD-CMT2K). All patients had disease onset before 5 years of age, and presented with muscle weakness, atrophy, and mild sensory disturbance in distal limbs...
April 20, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488683/progressive-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-caused-by-a-homozygous-ky-mutation
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Yuval Yogev, Yonatan Perez, Iris Noyman, Anwar Abu Madegem, Hagit Flusser, Zamir Shorer, Eugene Cohen, Leonid Kachko, Analia Michaelovsky, Ruth Birk, Arie Koifman, Max Drabkin, Ohad Wormser, Daniel Halperin, Rotem Kadir, Ohad S Birk
Twelve individuals of consanguineous Bedouin kindred presented with autosomal recessive progressive spastic paraplegia evident as of age 0-24 months, with spasticity of lower limbs, hyperreflexia, toe walking and equinus deformity. Kyphoscolisois was evident in older patients. Most had atrophy of the lateral aspects of the tongue and few had intellectual disability. Nerve conduction velocity, electromyography and head and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging were normal in tested subjects. Muscle biopsy showed occasional central nuclei and fiber size variability with small angular fibers...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481421/immunomodulatory-treatment-other-than-corticosteroids-immunoglobulin-and-plasma-exchange-for-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy
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Mohamed Mahdi-Rogers, Ruth Brassington, Angela A Gunn, Pieter A van Doorn, Richard Ac Hughes
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a disease that causes progressive or relapsing and remitting weakness and numbness. It is probably caused by an autoimmune process. Immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory drugs would be expected to be beneficial. This review was first published in 2003 and has been updated most recently in 2016. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive agents other than corticosteroids, immunoglobulin, and plasma exchange in CIDP...
May 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479223/the-frequency-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-hurler-syndrome-after-peritransplant-enzyme-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-comparison
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Mitchell L Wyffels, Paul J Orchard, Ryan M Shanley, Weston P Miller, Ann E Van Heest
PURPOSE: Children with Hurler syndrome (HS) develop carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) owing to glycosaminoglycan deposition secondary to enzyme deficiency. Advancement in the treatment of the underlying enzyme deficiency now commonly includes peritransplant intravenous enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). The primary objective of this study was to determine if the use of limited ERT in addition to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) for the treatment of children with HS reduces the incidence of surgical intervention for CTS compared with a cohort of historical controls treated with HCT alone...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476051/impaired-corneal-sensation-and-nerve-loss-in-a-type-2-rat-model-of-chronic-diabetes-is-reversible-with-combination-therapy-of-menhaden-oil-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-and-enalapril
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Eric P Davidson, Lawrence J Coppey, Hanna Shevalye, Alexander Obrosov, Randy H Kardon, Mark A Yorek
PURPOSE: This study investigated the efficacy of monotherapy versus combination of menhaden oil, α-lipoic acid, and enalapril on corneal sensation and morphometry and other neuropathy-related endpoints in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (aged 12 weeks) were fed a high-fat diet for 8 weeks followed by 30 mg/kg streptozotocin. After 16 weeks of hyperglycemia, 12-week treatments consisting of menhaden oil, α-lipoic acid, enalapril, or their combination were initiated...
June 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472865/electrophysiological-features-of-poems-syndrome-compared-to-mgus-related-neuropathy
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Hyunjin Kim, Young-Min Lim, Joo Yea Jin, Dok Hyun Yoon, Cheolwon Suh, Sun-Young Kim, Jae-Cheol Jo, Kwang-Kuk Kim
INTRODUCTION: Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M-protein, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) are paraproteinemic disorders that can cause demyelinating polyneuropathy. Here, we assessed the findings of nerve conduction studies (NCSs) in patients with POEMS syndrome and MGUS-related neuropathy to determine whether the NCS characteristics can help differentiate between the conditions. METHODS: We enrolled 24 POEMS and 37 MGUS-related neuropathy patients...
May 4, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469662/combination-therapy-using-evening-primrose-oil-and-electrical-stimulation-to-improve-nerve-function-following-a-crush-injury-of-sciatic-nerve-in-male-rats
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Omid Badri, Parviz Shahabi, Jalal Abdolalizadeh, Mohammad Reza Alipour, Hadi Veladi, Mehdi Farhoudi, Mohsen Sharif Zak
Peripheral nerve injuries with a poor prognosis are common. Evening primrose oil (EPO) has beneficial biological effects and immunomodulatory properties. Since electrical activity plays a major role in neural regeneration, the present study investigated the effects of electrical stimulation (ES), combined with evening primrose oil (EPO), on sciatic nerve function after a crush injury in rats. In anesthetized rats, the sciatic nerve was crushed using small haemostatic forceps followed by ES and/or EPO treatment for 4 weeks...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458138/quercetin-promotes-motor-and-sensory-function-recovery-following-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury-in-c57bl-6j-mice
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Ming-Ming Chen, Jing Qin, Shu-Jian Chen, Le-Meng Yao, Lu-Yong Zhang, Zhi-Qi Yin, Hong Liao
Injuries and diseases that occur in the nervous system are common and have few effective treatments. Previous studies have shown that quercetin has a therapeutic effect on nervous system injuries, but its potential effects on and mechanisms of action related to behavioral recovery and axonal regrowth have not been investigated. Here, we showed that quercetin administration promotes behavioral recovery following sciatic nerve-crush injury in mice. Long-term evaluation showed that mice administered 20 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1) quercetin for 35 days had a greater sensorimotor recovery compared with all other treatment groups...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454586/n-hexane-intoxication-in-a-chinese-medicine-pharmaceutical-plant-a-case-report
#18
Jo-Hui Pan, Chiung-Yu Peng, Chung-Ting Lo, Chia-Yen Dai, Chao-Ling Wang, Hung-Yi Chuang
BACKGROUND: n-Hexane is a well-known neurotoxicant. Polyneuropathy due to occupational n-hexane exposure has been reported worldwide, however, our case is the first report in the Chinese herb industry. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old Asian man experienced progressive weakness and numbness in his hands and feet after working as an operator in a Chinese medicine pharmaceutical plant for the manufacture of Chinese herbal pain relief patches for 10 months. Electrophysiological studies indicated a reduction in nerve conduction velocity, prolongation of distal latencies, mildly positive sharp waves, and reduced recruitment with polyphasic potentials, particularly at distal sites...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453350/prognostic-variables-for-patient-return-to-work-interval-following-carpal-tunnel-release-in-a-workers-compensation-population
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Jenniefer Y Kho, Michael P Gaspar, Patrick M Kane, Sidney M Jacoby, Eon K Shin
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that depressive and anxiety disorders, chronic pain conditions, and work-related factors are significant determinants of the time interval for return to work (RTW) in the workers' compensation (WC) population following carpal tunnel release (CTR) surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of all WC patients who underwent open CTR surgery over a 5-year period by 1 of 3 fellowship-trained hand surgeons. One hundred fifty-two wrists in 108 patients (64 unilateral, 44 bilateral) met the inclusion criteria...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442382/relationship-between-sensorimotor-peripheral-nerve-function-and-indicators-of-cardiovascular-autonomic-function-in-older-adults-from-the-health-aging-and-body-composition-study
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Brittney S Lange-Maia, Anne B Newman, John M Jakicic, Jane A Cauley, Robert M Boudreau, Ann V Schwartz, Eleanor M Simonsick, Suzanne Satterfield, Aaron I Vinik, Sasa Zivkovic, Tamara B Harris, Elsa S Strotmeyer
BACKGROUND: Age-related peripheral nervous system (PNS) impairments are highly prevalent in older adults. Although sensorimotor and cardiovascular autonomic function have been shown to be related in persons with diabetes, the nature of the relationship in general community-dwelling older adult populations is unknown. METHODS: Health, Aging and Body Composition participants (n=2399, age=76.5±2.9years, 52% women, 38% black) underwent peripheral nerve testing at the 2000/01 clinic visit...
April 22, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
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