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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237486/transplantation-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-improves-long-term-diabetic-polyneuropathy-together-with-improvement-of-nerve-morphometrical-evaluation
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Maiko Omi, Masaki Hata, Nobuhisa Nakamura, Megumi Miyabe, Shogo Ozawa, Hitoshi Nukada, Masami Tsukamoto, Kazunori Sango, Tatsuhito Himeno, Hideki Kamiya, Jiro Nakamura, Jun Takebe, Tatsuaki Matsubara, Keiko Naruse
BACKGROUND: Although previous reports have revealed the therapeutic potential of stem cell transplantation in diabetic polyneuropathy, the effects of cell transplantation on long-term diabetic polyneuropathy have not been investigated. In this study, we investigated whether the transplantation of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) ameliorated long-term diabetic polyneuropathy in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. METHODS: Forty-eight weeks after STZ injection, we transplanted DPSCs into the unilateral hindlimb skeletal muscles...
December 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231607/-clinical-research-on-mild-and-moderate-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-treated-with-contralateral-needling-technique-at-distal-acupoints-and-acupuncture-at-local-acupoints
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Ling Chen, Li Xue, Shumao Li, Tao Kang, Hong Chen, Chunguang Hou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the clinical therapeutic effects on mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome between the combined therapy of regular acupuncture and contralateral needling technique at distal acupoints and the regular acupuncture. METHODS: Sixty patients of mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome were divided into an observation group and a control group according to random number table, 30 cases in each one. Laogong (PC 8), Daling (PC 7), Neiguan (PC 6), Yuji (LU 10) and Hegu (LI 4) were selected on the affected side in the two groups...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220373/can-nerve-regeneration-on-an-artificial-nerve-conduit-be-enhanced-by-ethanol-induced-cervical-sympathetic-ganglion-block
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Yoshiki Shionoya, Katsuhisa Sunada, Keiji Shigeno, Akira Nakada, Michitaka Honda, Tatsuo Nakamura
This study aimed to determine whether nerve regeneration by means of an artificial nerve conduit is promoted by ethanol-induced cervical sympathetic ganglion block (CSGB) in a canine model. This study involved two experiments-in part I, the authors examined the effect of CSGB by ethanol injection on long-term blood flow to the orofacial region; part II involved evaluation of the effect of CSGB by ethanol injection on inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) repair using polyglycolic acid-collagen tubes. In part I, seven Beagles were administered left CSGB by injection of 99...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217422/hyperbaric-oxygen-ameliorated-the-lesion-scope-and-nerve-function-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Jie-Wen Tan, Fang Zhang, He-Jun Liu, Zhuo Li
OBJECTIVE: This is a retrospective study to assess the therapeutic effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) in early treatment of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electrophysiology in diagnosing. METHODS: Forty acute SCI patients from Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital who were assigned into HBO treatment were included during August 2013 to October 2014.The patients with adverse reactions or contraindications for HBO were assigned as controls...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211920/miconazole-enhances-nerve-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-after-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury
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Tao Lin, Shuai Qiu, Liwei Yan, Shuang Zhu, Canbin Zheng, Qingtang Zhu, Xiaolin Liu
Introduction Improving axonal outgrowth and remyelination are crucial for peripheral nerve regeneration. Miconazole appears to enhance remyelination in the central nervous system. This study aims to evaluate the effect of miconazole on axonal regeneration using a sciatic nerve crush injury model in rats. Methods Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into control and miconazole groups. Nerve regeneration and myelination were determined using histological and electrophysiological assessments. Evaluation of sensory and motor recovery was performed using the pinprick assay and sciatic functional index...
December 6, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202483/pmp22-antisense-oligonucleotides-reverse-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-1a-features-in-rodent-models
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Hien Tran Zhao, Sagar Damle, Karli Ikeda-Lee, Steven Kuntz, Jian Li, Apoorva Mohan, Aneeza Kim, Gene Hung, Mark A Scheideler, Steven S Scherer, John Svaren, Eric E Swayze, Holly B Kordasiewicz
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) is caused by duplication of peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) and is the most common hereditary peripheral neuropathy. CMT1A is characterized by demyelination and axonal loss, which underlie slowed motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) and reduced compound muscle action potentials (CMAP) in patients. There is currently no known treatment for this disease. Here, we show that antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) effectively suppress PMP22 mRNA in affected nerves in 2 murine CMT1A models...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194125/nav1-7-and-pain-contribution-of-peripheral-nerves
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Tal Hoffmann, Ohad Sharon, Jürgen Wittmann, Richard W Carr, Alina Vyshnevska, Roberto De, Mohammed A Nassar, Peter W Reeh, Christian Weidner
The sodium channel NaV1.7 contributes to action potential generation and propagation. Loss-of-function mutations in patients lead to congenital indifference to pain, though it remains unclear where on the way from sensory terminals to CNS the signalling is disrupted. We confirm that conditional deletion of NaV1.7 in advillin expressing sensory neurons leads to impaired heat and mechanical nociception in behavioural tests. With single-fiber recordings from isolated skin we found (1) a significantly lower prevalence of heat responsiveness to in normally mechanosensitive C-fibers, although (2) the rare heat responses appeared quite vigorous and (3) heat-induced CGRP release was normal...
November 24, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193444/morin-exerts-neuroprotection-via-attenuation-of-ros-induced-oxidative-damage-and-neuroinflammation-in-experimental-diabetic-neuropathy
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Pragna Bachewal, Chayanika Gundu, Veera Ganesh Yerra, Anil Kumar Kalvala, Aparna Areti, Ashutosh Kumar
Morin, a bioflavonoid with diverse pharmacological effects against various diseases; in most cases morin protective effects were attributed to its detoxifying effect against reactive oxygen species (ROS). Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is a chronic, debilitating neuronal pain associated with intense generation of free radicals and proinflammatory cytokine accumulation in peripheral neurons. We investigated the pharmacological effect of morin against metabolic excess mediated mitochondrial ROS generation and corresponding effect on Nrf2, NF-κB pathways in Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and in high glucose insulted Mouse neuroblastoma cell line, Neuro 2A (N2A)...
November 28, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191802/peripheral-neuropathy-induced-by-microtubule-targeted-chemotherapies-insights-into-acute-injury-and-long-term-recovery
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Krystyna M Wozniak, James J Vornov, Ying Wu, Ying Liu, Valentina A Carozzi, Virginia Rodriquez-Menendez, Elisa Ballarini, Paola Alberti, Eleonora Pozzi, Sara Semperboni, Brett M Cook, Bruce A Littlefield, Kenichi Nomoto, Krista Condon, Sean Eckley, Christopher DesJardins, Leslie Wilson, Mary Ann Jordan, Stuart C Feinstein, Guido Cavaletti, Michael Polydefkis, Barbara S Slusher
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a major cause of disability in cancer survivors. CIPN investigations in preclinical model systems have focused on either behaviors or acute changes in nerve conduction velocity (NCV) and amplitude, but greater understanding of the underlying nature of axonal injury and its long-term processes is needed as cancer patients live longer. In this study, we used multiple independent endpoints to systematically characterize CIPN recovery in mice exposed to the anti-tubulin cancer drugs eribulin (ERIB), ixabepilone (IXA), paclitaxel (PACLI) or vinorelbine (VINO) at maximal tolerated doses...
November 30, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191368/a-novel-homozygous-nonsense-mutation-in-nefl-causes-autosomal-recessive-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Jun Fu, Yun Yuan
The neurofilament light polypeptide (NEFL) gene mutations cause mainly autosomal dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and rarely the recessive forms of CMT. We describe a 13-year-old girl born of consanguineous parents. She presented an early onset of gait disturbance with weakness in lower extremities during the first decade. Nerve conduction velocity of median nerve was 24 m/s and amplitude of compound muscle action potential was 2.2 mV. Sensory nerve action potential was not recordable. Sural nerve biopsy showed severe loss of the large myelinated fibers...
October 12, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184759/hypothenar-fat-pad-flap-vs-conventional-open-release-in-primary-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Thepparat Kanchanathepsak, Wilarat Wairojanakul, Thitiporn Phakdepiboon, Sorasak Suppaphol, Ittirat Watcharananan, Tulyapruek Tawonsawatruk
AIM: To compared outcomes between the hypothenar fat pad flap (HTFPF) and conventional open carpal tunnel release (COR) in primary carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS: Forty-five patients (49 hands) were enrolled into the study from January 2014 to March 2016, 8 patients were excluded. Randomization was conducted in 37 patients (41 hands) by computer generated (Block of four randomization) into COR and HTFPF group. Nerve conduction study (NCS) included distal sensory latency (DSL), distal motor latency (DML), sensory amplitude (S-amp), motor amplitude (M-amp) and sensory nerve conduction velocity (SCV) were examined at 6 and 12 wk after CTR...
November 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173870/a-reappraisal-of-small-and-large-fiber-damage-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-new-insights-into-the-value-of-the-emla-test-for-improving-diagnostic-sensitivity
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Leila Triki, Hela G Zouari, Rim Kammoun, Firas Kammoun, Ines Kammoun, Kaouthar Masmoudi, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
OBJECTIVES: To reappraise the respective involvement of small- and large-fiber damage in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to determine the diagnostic sensitivity of autonomic tests compared to conventional nerve conduction study (NCS). METHODS: Thirty-two manual workers complaining of at least unilateral CTS were enrolled. They underwent clinical interview and completed the symptom severity scale of the Boston CTS Questionnaire (sssBCTQ) and the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI)...
November 23, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171554/evaluation-of-several-classification-methods-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Refah Sayin, Siddik Keskin, Mehmet Hamamci
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the performance and effectiveness of 4 classification methods including support vector machine, naive Bayes, classification tree, and artificial neural network in the detection of carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey, and comprised record of patients suspected of having carpal tunnel syndrome between January and December 2013. The evaluations included age, gender, and 6 electromyography variables, including right/left median nerve sensory velocity, right/left fourth finger peak latency difference, and right/left median nerve motor distal latency...
November 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166267/comparison-of-the-two-types-of-stimulating-electrodes-in-the-study-of-motor-nerve-conduction-in-dogs
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T Monowid, A Bocheńska, S Lew, A Pomianowski
In this research two kinds of stimulation electrodes were compared in motor nerve conduction study: needle electrodes used in human medicine and electrodes made of injection needles connected to the stimulator via alligator-type electrodes. A study was conducted in 22 mixed-breed dogs. The resulting values of the potential amplitudes of the stimulus, the parameters of the complex muscle potentials, and the motor nerve conduction velocity were statistically compared. There was no statistical difference between the parameters obtained with the two types of stimulation electrodes...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159712/effect-of-kaempferol-isolated-from-seeds-of-eruca-sativa-on-changes-of-pain-sensitivity-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-neuropathy
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Lalit Kishore, Navpreet Kaur, Randhir Singh
Generation of excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) and advanced glycation end products (AGEs), and cellular apoptosis are implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy. Present study was aimed to explore the effect of Eruca sativa and Kaempferol (KP) on hyperalgesia (thermal and mechanical); tactile allodynia, motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) and oxidative-nitrosative stress in streptozotocin (STZ) induced experimental diabetes. Neuropathy developed in diabetic rats was evident from a marked hyperalgesia and allodynia; reduced MNCV associated with excess formation of AGEs and ROS...
November 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159513/molybdenum-coated-su-8-microneedle-electrodes-for-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation
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Ramin Soltanzadeh, Elnaz Afsharipour, Cyrus Shafai, Neda Anssari, Behzad Mansouri, Zahra Moussavi
Electrophysiological devices are connected to the body through electrodes. In some applications, such as nerve stimulation, it is needed to minimally pierce the skin and reach the underneath layers to bypass the impedance of the first layer called stratum corneum. In this study, we have designed and fabricated surface microneedle electrodes for applications such as electrical peripheral nerve stimulation. We used molybdenum for microneedle fabrication, which is a biocompatible metal; it was used for the conductive layer of the needle array...
November 21, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154836/a-new-promising-simultaneous-approach-for-attenuating-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats-inos-inhibition-and-neuroregeneration
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Abhilasha Ahlawat, Saurabh Sharma
In view of the pathologic basis for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, it is important to enhance nerve regeneration as well as prevent nerve degeneration. So, in the present study, we have investigated the effect of S-Methylisothiourea Sulfate (selective iNOS inhibitor) and Citicoline, alone and in combination, on Type II diabetes mellitus induced neuropathic pain in wistar rats. Type II diabetes was induced by providing high fat diet and low dose of Streptozotocin for 35 days in rats. Type II diabetes mellitus was assessed in terms of increased glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, LDL levels, glucose tolerance and decrease in HDL levels...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147011/lower-serum-extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-levels-are-associated-with-polyneuropathy-in-recent-onset-diabetes
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Alexander Strom, Kirti Kaul, Jutta Brüggemann, Iris Ziegler, Ilka Rokitta, Sonja Püttgen, Julia Szendroedi, Karsten Müssig, Michael Roden, Dan Ziegler
Increased oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of experimental diabetic neuropathy, but translational evidence in recent-onset diabetes is scarce. We aimed to determine whether markers of systemic oxidative stress are associated with diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSPN) in recent-onset diabetes. In this cross-sectional study, we measured serum concentrations of extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD3), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), and reduced glutathione (GSH) in 107 type 1 and 215 type 2 diabetes patients from the German Diabetes Study baseline cohort and 37 glucose-tolerant individuals (controls)...
November 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146475/electrical-activity-of-sensory-pathways-in-female-and-male-geriatric-rhesus-monkeys-macaca-mulatta-and-its-relation-to-oxidative-stress
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A Ibáñez-Contreras, U Hernández-Arciga, A Poblano, M Arteaga-Silva, B Hernández-Godínez, G I Mendoza-Cuevas, R Toledo-Pérez, A Alarcón-Aguilar, V Y González-Puertos, M Konigsberg
Synapses loss during aging has been related to decreased neuronal excitability and reduced electrophysiological activity in the nervous system, as well as to increased brain damage. Those physiological and biochemical alterations have been related to the oxidative stress increase associated with old age. The main substrate of lipid peroxidation (LPX) in the central and peripheral nervous systems are the myelin sheaths, and their damage generates a delayed nerve conduction velocity. However, studies in which the neural conduction velocity is related to changes in the redox state are still lacking...
November 13, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136549/the-spectrum-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-due-to-myelin-protein-zero-an-electrodiagnostic-nerve-ultrasound-and-histological-study
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Gian Maria Fabrizi, Stefano Tamburin, Tiziana Cavallaro, Ilaria Cabrini, Moreno Ferrarini, Federica Taioli, Francesca Magrinelli, Giampietro Zanette
OBJECTIVE: Nerve ultrasound (US) data on myelin protein zero (MPZ)-related Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) are lacking. To offer a comprehensive perspective on MPZ-related CMTs, we combined nerve US with clinics, electrodiagnosis and histopathology. METHODS: We recruited 36 patients (12 MPZ mutations), and correlated nerve US to clinical, electrodiagnostic measures, and sural nerve biopsy. RESULTS: According to motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) criteria, nine patients were categorized as "demyelinating" CMT1B, 17 as "axonal" CMT2I/J, and 10 as dominant "intermediate" CMTDID...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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