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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340177/the-significance-of-internode-length-for-saltatory-conduction-looking-back-at-the-age-of-90
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Reinhard L Friede
The development of peripheral nerve fibers involves interdependence between the timing of Schwann cell recruitment during myelination and elongation of the nerve. This adjusts the number and the length of internodes to the length of the fiber. Saltatory conduction in longer nerves involves longer saltations; this makes internode length the factor that determines conduction velocity, thereby adjusting impulse transmission in circuits of different lengths. Myelination increases conduction velocity by means of saltatory conduction but what determines the saltatory conduction is not so much the indispensable insulating adjunct of myelin as the length of the internodes that separate the excitable membrane segments...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332470/adult-onset-demyelinating-neuropathy-associated-with-fbln5-gene-mutation
#2
Si Cheng, He Lv, Wei Zhang, Zhaoxia Wang, Xin Shi, Wei Liang, Yun Yuan
Rare forms of autosomal-dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (AD-CMT) may be associated with mutations in Fibulin-5 (FBLN5) as AD-CMT is genetically heterogeneous. Here, we report the first pathological study of an Asian family. The proband was a 46-year-old man with slowly progressive distal numbness and weakness for 12 years. He had a history of diabetes mellitus for 12 years. His mother was 81 years old and had mild polyneuropathy. His 16-year-old daughter was asymptomatic. The nerve conduction velocities (NCVs) and compound muscular action potential (CMAP) amplitudes were moderately to severely reduced in the proband, and moderately reduced in his daughter and mother...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322798/neuregulin-1-type-iii-knockout-mice-exhibit-delayed-migration-of-schwann-cell-precursors
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Yuki Miyamoto, Tomohiro Torii, Akito Tanoue, Kazuko Kawahara, Miyuki Arai, Hideki Tsumura, Toru Ogata, Motoshi Nagao, Nobuo Terada, Masahiro Yamamoto, Shou Takashima, Junji Yamauchi
In an embryonic developmental stage of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), Schwann cell precursors migrate along neuronal axons to their final destinations. After birth, they eventually wrap around individual axons to form myelin sheaths, which insulate axons to increase the nerve conduction velocity. Some growth factors and adhesion molecules are known to control these developmental stages from in the fish to in the mammal. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1), which is composed of many alternative splicing variants, is such a growth factor...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318780/surface-electromyogram-and-muscle-ultrasonography-for-detection-of-muscle-fasciculations-in-pediatric-peripheral-neuropathy
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Masayoshi Oguri, Yoshiaki Saito, Tetsuya Okazaki, Wataru Matsumura, Koyo Ohno, Masami Togawa, Chisako Fukuda, Yuko Saito, Ichizo Nishino, Yoshihiro Maegaki
A 12-year-old girl presented with talipes equinus of both legs, attenuation of upper and lower limb tendon reflexes, thermal hyperalgesia, and reduction of vibratory sensation. On clinical examination, muscle twitches of fingers of both hands, as well as the abductor halluces and the dorsal interossei muscles of the right foot were observed. Nerve conduction velocity was significantly declined in the upper and lower extremities. Needle electromyography (EMG) was not performed; however, ultrasonography revealed repetitive, semi-regular muscle twitches lasting 0...
March 16, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315720/the-protective-effect-of-the-active-components-of-erpc-on-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-rats
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Gai-Mei Hao, Yong-Gang Liu, Yan Wu, Wei Xing, Shu-Zhen Guo, Yong Wang, Zheng-Lin Wang, Chun Li, Tian-Tian Lv, Hong-Liang Wang, Tian-Jiao Shi, Wei Wang, Jing Han
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Euonymus alatus, Radix trichosanthis, Panax notoginseng and Coptis chinensis are popular plants used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study is to investigate the therapeutic effect of the active components of Euonymus alatus, Radix trichosanthis, Panax notoginseng and Coptis chinensis (cERPC) on diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the rats and explore the underlying mechanism involved...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287078/the-design-of-and-chronic-tissue-response-to-a-composite-nerve-electrode-with-patterned-stiffness
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Max Freeberg, Matthew Stone, Ronald Triolo, Dustin Tyler
As neural interfaces demonstrate success in chronic applications, a novel class of reshaping electrodes with patterned regions of stiffness will enable application to a widening range of anatomical locations. Patterning stiff regions and flexible regions of the electrode enables nerve reshaping while accommodating anatomical constraints of various implant locations ranging from peripheral nerves to spinal and autonomic plexi. Introduced is a new composite electrode enabling patterning of regions of various electrode mechanical properties...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286203/association-between-manual-loading-and-newly-developed-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-subjects-with-physical-disabilities-a-follow-up-study
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Yen-Nung Lin, Chun-Chieh Chiu, Shih-Wei Huang, Wen-Yen Hsu, Tsan-Hon Liou, Yi-Wen Chen, Kwang-Hwa Chang
OBJECTIVE: To identify the association between body composition and newly developed carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and search for the best probabilistic cutoff value of associated factors to predict subjects with physical disabilities developing new CTS. DESIGN: Longitudinal. SETTING: A serial yearly physical check-up program for full-time employees of an organization. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-seven subjects with physical disabilities (mean age ±SD, 42...
March 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286117/carvedilol-prevents-functional-deficits-in-peripheral-nerve-mitochondria-of-rats-with-oxaliplatin-evoked-painful-peripheral-neuropathy
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Aparna Areti, Prashanth Komirishetty, Ashutosh Kumar
Oxaliplatin use as chemotherapeutic agent is frequently limited by cumulative neurotoxicity which may compromise quality of life. Reports relate this neurotoxic effect to oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in peripheral nerves and dorsal root ganglion (DRG). Carvedilol is an antihypertensive drug, has also been appreciated for its antioxidant and mitoprotective properties. Carvedilol co-treatment did not reduce the anti-tumor effects of oxaliplatin in human colon cancer cells (HT-29), but exhibited free radical scavenging activity against oxaliplatin-induced oxidative stress in neuronal cells (Neuro-2a)...
March 9, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285381/the-impact-of-type-1-diabetes-and-diabetic-polyneuropathy-on-muscle-strength-and-fatigability
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Giorgio Orlando, Stefano Balducci, Ilenia Bazzucchi, Giuseppe Pugliese, Massimo Sacchetti
AIMS: Although it is widely accepted that diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) is linked to a marked decline in neuromuscular performance, information on the possible impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) on muscle strength and fatigue remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of T1D and DPN on strength and fatigability in knee extensor muscles. METHODS: Thirty-one T1D patients (T1D), 22 T1D patients with DPN (DPN) and 23 matched healthy control participants (C) were enrolled...
March 11, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284349/4-aminopyridine-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-in-lewis-rats
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Kota Moriguchi, Katsuichi Miyamoto, Susumu Kusunoki
We investigated the effect of 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) on experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) using a 4-AP-treated group in which 4-AP was administered in the diet, and a control group (n=10 per group). Electrophysiological and pathological assessment was performed in the sciatic nerve. The EAN clinical scores were significantly lower in the 4-AP-treated group than in the control group (p<0.05). The motor conductance velocity two weeks post-immunization was significantly higher in the 4-AP-treated group (p<0...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276992/a-minimally-invasive-approach-for-cubital-tunnel-release-and-ulnar-nerve-transposition
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Xu Zhang, Vikas Dhawan, Yadong Yu, Guisheng Zhang, Xinzhong Shao
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to introduce a new minimally invasive technique for ulnar nerve release and transposition. METHODS: From January 2010 to May 2011, 51 patients with cubital tunnel syndrome were treated through a 1.5 to 2 cm incision. Limb functional recovery, scar esthetics, sensitivity of scar, numbness of the operating area, and patient satisfaction were assessed. RESULTS: No wound hematoma nor infection was observed in the group...
February 22, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262309/results-of-endoscopically-assisted-cubital-tunnel-release-without-using-any-specific-instrument
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Çağatay Zengin, Mesut Tahta, Özgür Güntürk, Cihan Aslan, Ufuk Şener, Muhittin Şener
BACKGROUND: We aimed to report the clinical and electrophysiological results of patients who were treated with an endoscopically assisted in situ release technique for cubital tunnel syndrome and to show safety and efficacy of this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty nine patients were included into the study. 13 patients (44.8%) were female, 16 patients (55.2%) were male. The mean age was 44.4 years (range; 22-66 years). Mean follow up period was 16.0 months (range; 7-42 months)...
March 2, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251151/electrospun-nanofibers-loaded-with-quercetin-promote-the-recovery-of-focal-entrapment-neuropathy-in-a-rat-model-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes
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Chonlathip Thipkaew, Jintanaporn Wattanathorn, Supaporn Muchimapura
In this study, quercetin-loaded zein-based nanofibers were developed using electrospinning technique. The therapeutic effect of these quercetin-loaded nanofibers on neuropathy in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetes in rats was assessed. Diabetic condition was induced in male Wistar rats by STZ, after which a crush injury of the right sciatic nerve was performed to induce mononeuropathy. Functional recovery was assessed using walking track analysis, measurements of foot withdrawal reflex, nerve conduction velocity, and morphological analysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249792/alpha-lipoic-acid-after-median-nerve-decompression-at-the-carpal-tunnel-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Filippo Boriani, Donatella Granchi, Giulia Roatti, Luciano Merlini, Tania Sabattini, Nicola Baldini
PURPOSE: The postoperative course of median nerve decompression in carpal tunnel syndrome may be associated with complications. The aim of this study was to explore the possible effects of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the postoperative period after surgical decompression of the median nerve at the wrist. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind prospective, randomized, controlled trial. A total of 64 patients with proven carpal tunnel syndrome were enrolled and randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups: group A (n = 32) patients had surgical decompression of the median nerve followed by ALA for 40 days, and group P (n = 32) patients had surgical decompression followed by placebo...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248539/in-vivo-recording-of-nerve-conduction-velocity-of-spinal-cns-fibers-in-the-mouse
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P Dibaj, E D Schomburg
Anesthetic and surgical procedures and an electrophysiological method were developed for recording nerve conduction velocity (NCV) of CNS fibers in the murine spinal cord. Under intravenous anesthesia and artificial ventilation the lumbar spinal cord segments L1 to L4 and dorsal roots L3 to L5 on the left side were exposed by laminectomy. After stimulation of the dorsal root L4, a compound action potential (CAP) was recorded at the ipsilateral left fasciculus gracilis at the spinal cord level L1. The latency from stimulation to the CAP together with the measured distance between the electrodes was used for the determination of the NCV...
February 28, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241376/neurophysiological-recovery-5-years-after-carpal-tunnel-release-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Niels O B Thomsen, Gert S Andersson, Jonas Björk, Lars B Dahlin
INTRODUCTION: The long-term results of neurophysiological recovery after carpal tunnel release in patients with diabetes have not been studied. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with diabetes and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) were matched with 31 patients without diabetes who had idiopathic CTS, and 27 and 30 patients, respectively participated in this follow-up study. Nerve conduction results at 5 years were compared with previously published results at baseline and 1-year...
February 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229630/elevated-basal-cytosolic-calcium-of-endothelial-cells-influences-the-post-surgical-outcome-in-diabetic-cts
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I M Bin-Jaliah, Mea Shariff, P S Nayar, H C Chandramoorthy
Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-induced neuropathy and ischemia-reperfusion post-surgery prolong carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) pathology, but the effect of T2DM on the prognostic outcome of carpal tunnel (CT) release surgery needs to be investigated. Materials and methods A total of 64 individuals with CTS underwent CT release surgery. HbA1c levels identified their diabetic status. The individual prognostic outcomes were measured by nerve conduction velocity (NCV), amplitude, and latency. Measurement of [Ca(2+)]c and reactive oxygen species (ROS) from isolated endothelial cells (ECs) revealed the oxidative burden of the normal and diabetic CTS phenotypes...
December 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214652/unilateral-oculomotor-palsy-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-1a-cmt-1a
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A Posa, A Emmer, M E Kornhuber
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type 1A is the most common form of CMT 1 and one of the autosomal dominant demyelinating hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (HMSN). Cranial nerves may be frequently subclinically affected in CMT disease. However manifest clinical signs of cranial nerve involvement are rare. METHODS: This case comprise neurological, ophthalmological, internal medicine and ear-nose-throat investigation, motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity, auditory evoked potentials and orbicularis-oculi reflex measurements, lumbar puncture and blood examination, inclusive molecular genetic testing, as well as electrocardiogram and cranial imaging such as computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging RESULTS: The present case shows a Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) 1A patient with complete unilateral oculomotor palsy in combination with predominant ipsilateral subclinical trigeminal demyelination...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211240/phenotypic-spectrum-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-due-to-litaf-simple-mutations-a-study-of-18-patients
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R Guimarães-Costa, R Iancu Ferfoglia, S Leonard-Louis, F Ziegler, L Magy, E Fournier, O Dubourg, P Bouche, T Maisonobe, A Lacour, A Moerman, P Latour, T Stojkovic
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) 1C due to mutations in LITAF/SIMPLE is a rare subtype amongst the autosomal dominant demyelinating forms of CMT. Our objective was to report the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of 18 CMT1C patients and compare them to 20 patients with PMP22 mutations: 10 CMT1A patients and 10 patients with hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP). METHODS: Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1C patients were followed-up in referral centres for neuromuscular diseases or were identified by familial survey...
March 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208850/motor-nerve-conduction-velocity-in-postmenopausal-women-with-peripheral-neuropathy
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Akanksha Singh, Naiyer Asif, Paras Nath Singh, Mohd Mobarak Hossain
INTRODUCTION: The post-menopausal phase is characterized by a decline in the serum oestrogen and progesterone levels. This phase is also associated with higher incidence of peripheral neuropathy. AIM: To explore the relationship between the peripheral motor nerve status and serum oestrogen and progesterone levels through assessment of Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity (MNCV) in post-menopausal women with peripheral neuropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College during 2011-2013...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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