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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103314/expression-of-a-mutant-sema3a-protein-with-diminished-signalling-capacity-does-not-alter-als-related-motor-decline-or-confer-changes-in-nmj-plasticity-after-botoxa-induced-paralysis-of-male-gastrocnemic-muscle
#1
Elizabeth B Moloney, Barbara Hobo, Fred De Winter, Joost Verhaagen
Terminal Schwann cells (TSCs) are specialized cells that envelop the motor nerve terminal, and play a role in the maintenance and regeneration of neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). The chemorepulsive protein semaphorin 3A (SEMA3A) is selectively up-regulated in TSCs on fast-fatigable muscle fibers following experimental denervation of the muscle (BotoxA-induced paralysis or crush injury to the sciatic nerve) or in the motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Re-expression of SEMA3A in this subset of TSCs is thought to play a role in the selective plasticity of nerve terminals as observed in ALS and following BotoxA-induced paralysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101532/overexpression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-protects-large-retinal-ganglion-cells-after-optic-nerve-crush-in-mice
#2
Liang Feng, Zhen Puyang, Hui Chen, Peiji Liang, John B Troy, Xiaorong Liu
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a neurotrophin essential for neuron survival and function, plays an important role in neuroprotection during neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we examined whether a modest increase of retinal BDNF promotes retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival after acute injury of the optic nerve in mice. We adopted an inducible Cre-recombinase transgenic system to up-regulate BDNF in the mouse retina and then examined RGC survival after optic nerve crush by in vivo imaging...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099269/bilateral-leg-replantation-in-a-3-month-old-baby-after-a-knee-level-crush-amputation-a-2-year-follow-up
#3
Kresimir Bulic, Anko Antabak, Anto Dujmovic, Hrvoje Kisic, Mia Lorencin
We present a case of a successful bilateral leg replantation in a 3-month-old baby after a knee-level crush amputation with the loss of both knee joints. The legs were replanted after 4 hours of warm and an additional 2.5 and 3.5 hours of cold ischemia time. Both legs show motor and sensory reinnervation, without additional procedures performed on the right leg, and after a nerve reconstruction with cadaveric allografts on the left leg. Both replanted legs exhibit excellent bony and soft tissue growth. Two years after the injury, the patient is progressing well with rehabilitation, with favourable odds of having knee reconstructions performed at a later age...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074457/the-acute-effects-of-thymoquinone-on-acute-peripheral-nerve-injury-an-experimental-study
#4
İsmail Gülşen, Hakan Ak, Mikail Kara, Abdulsemat Gökalp, Veysel Akyol, Ömer Faruk Koçak, Murat Çetin Rağbetli
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the acute effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on acute nerve injury. METHODS: A rat model of crush injury of the sciatic nerve was used. Animals were divided into 3 groups: control, trauma, and TQ treatment groups (n=6 per group). Seven days after injury, sciatic nerve specimens were obtained from the site of the injury and analyzed histologically and stereologically. Axon diameter, myelin thickness, and axon density were measured...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073836/ionotropic-glutamate-receptors-activate-cell-signaling-in-response-to-glutamate-in-schwann-cells
#5
Wendy M Campana, Elisabetta Mantuano, Pardis Azmoon, Kenneth Henry, Michael A Banki, John H Kim, Donald P Pizzo, Steven L Gonias
In the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells (SCs) demonstrate surveillance activity, detecting injury and undergoing trans-differentiation to support repair. SC receptors that detect peripheral nervous system injury remain incompletely understood. We used RT-PCR to profile ionotropic glutamate receptor expression in cultured SCs. We identified subunits required for assembly of N-methyl-d-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors (NMDA-R), α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors, and kainate receptors...
January 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067793/time-dependent-nerve-growth-factor-signaling-changes-in-the-rat-retina-during-optic-nerve-crush-induced-degeneration-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
#6
Louise A Mesentier-Louro, Sara De Nicolò, Pamela Rosso, Luigi A De Vitis, Valerio Castoldi, Letizia Leocani, Rosalia Mendez-Otero, Marcelo F Santiago, Paola Tirassa, Paolo Rama, Alessandro Lambiase
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is suggested to be neuroprotective after nerve injury; however, retinal ganglion cells (RGC) degenerate following optic-nerve crush (ONC), even in the presence of increased levels of endogenous NGF. To further investigate this apparently paradoxical condition, a time-course study was performed to evaluate the effects of unilateral ONC on NGF expression and signaling in the adult retina. Visually evoked potential and immunofluorescence staining were used to assess axonal damage and RGC loss...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067686/persistent-knee-pain-after-falling-off-of-a-bicycle
#7
Muhammad Waseem, Julissa Garrido-Joyce, Frances Quee, Soula Priovolos
We present the case of an 18-year-old young man with severe persistent knee pain secondary to a popliteal artery thrombosis. This occurred as a result of a fall from a bicycle. Acute compartment syndrome refers to the sequelae that can occur because of increased fascial compartment pressures, such as crush injuries, burns, traumatic or spontaneous hemorrhage, or constrictive casts. Increased pressures in nonelastic fascial compartments result in decreased perfusion distally, leading to ischemia of muscles and neurovascular tissue...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066906/causes-and-mechanisms-of-death-in-fatal-water-buffalo-attacks
#8
Roger W Byard
Deaths due to buffalo attack have not been well described. A 72-year-old man was trampled by a water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) while attempting to move the animal within an enclosed area at an abattoir. At autopsy, there were numerous injuries involving the chest, head, neck, and left upper arm. Blunt force injury had resulted in multiple rib fractures with a flail chest and fracture/dislocation of the mid-cervical vertebrae caused either by physical crushing by the animal against the walls of the enclosure or by stomping...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063018/analysis-of-the-variation-in-low-level-laser-energy-density-on-the-crushed-sciatic-nerves-of-rats-a-morphological-quantitative-and-morphometric-study
#9
Eduardo Keiske Mastuda Ziago, Valéria Paula Sassoli Fazan, Mamie Mizusaki Iyomasa, Luiz Gustavo Sousa, Paula Yumi Yamauchi, Eunice Aparecida da Silva, Eduardo Borie, Ramón Fuentes, Fernando José Dias
The objective of this study was to evaluate three energy densities of low-level laser therapy (LLLT, GaAlAs, 780 nm, 40 mW, 0.04 cm(2)) for the treatment of lesions to peripheral nerves using the sciatic nerve of rats injured via crushing model (15 kgf, 5.2 MPa). Thirty Wistar rats (♂, 200-250 g) were divided into five groups (n = 6): C-control, not injured, and irradiated; L0-injured nerve without irradiation; L4-injured nerve irradiated with LLLT 4 J/cm(2) (0.16 J); L10-injured nerve irradiated with LLLT 10 J/cm(2) (0...
January 7, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052373/best-time-window-for-the-use-of-calcium-modulating-agents-to-improve-functional-recovery-in-injured-peripheral-nerves-an-experiment-in-rats
#10
Yuhui Yan, Feng-Yi Shen, Michael Agresti, Lin-Ling Zhang, Hani S Matloub, John A LoGiudice, Robert Havlik, Jifeng Li, Yu-Dong Gu, Ji-Geng Yan
Peripheral nerve injury can have a devastating effect on daily life. Calcium concentrations in nerve fibers drastically increase after nerve injury, and this activates downstream processes leading to neuron death. Our previous studies showed that calcium-modulating agents decrease calcium accumulation, which aids in regeneration of injured peripheral nerves; however, the optimal therapeutic window for this application has not yet been identified. In this study, we show that calcium clearance after nerve injury is positively correlated with functional recovery in rats suffering from a crushed sciatic nerve injury...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051949/stereological-assessment-of-the-total-number-of-hypoglossal-neurons-after-repeated-crush-injuries-to-the-hypoglossal-nerve-in-adult-rats
#11
Nanae Fukushima, Mika Karasawa, Kumiko Yokouchi, Norimi Sumitomo, Kyutaro Kawagishi, Tetsuji Moriizumi
OBJECTIVE: Retrograde neuronal cell death does not occur in mature motoneurons following the axonal injury of peripheral nerves. However, a previous study suggested that retrograde neuronal cell death does occur in adult rats after the creation of double lesions on the hypoglossal (XII) nerve based on a substantial decrease in the number of XII neurons. Using stereological methods, we examined neuronal apoptosis in XII neurons and the total number of XII neurons following repeated crush injuries to the XII nerve...
February 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045743/role-of-survival-time-and-injury-severity-in-fatal-pulmonary-fat-embolism
#12
Juliane Jarmer, Garyfalia Ampanozi, Michael J Thali, Stephan A Bolliger
Pulmonary fat embolism (PFE) is frequent in blunt trauma and may occasionally lead to death. A correlation between fracture grade and severity and PFE grade has been described before, but no correlation between PFE and survival time, fat crushing extent, fat crush grade, or number of body regions with fractures could be noted in this small study. To further examine this, we decided to examine the aforementioned points in a far larger study group.Autopsy protocols of 188 nonresuscitated fatalities with blunt trauma and without right heart injury, which underwent whole body dissection, were retrospectively reviewed concerning the presence and the severity of PFE, injuries, survival time, age, sex, and the body mass index...
December 29, 2016: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043728/acute-compartment-syndrome-caused-by-uncontrolled-hypothyroidism
#13
Anar Modi, Hari Amin, Matthew Salzman, Farah Morgan
Acute compartment syndrome is increased tissue pressure exceeding perfusion pressure in a closed compartment resulting in nerve and muscle ischemia. Common precipitating causes are crush injuries, burns, substance abuse, osseous or vascular limb trauma. This is a case of 42year old female with history of hypothyroidism who presented to emergency room with acute onset of severe pain and swelling in right lower extremity. Physical examination was concerning for acute compartment syndrome of right leg which was confirmed by demonstration of elevated compartmental pressures...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032230/protective-effect-of-p7c3-on-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-optic-nerve-injury
#14
Hidehiro Oku, Seita Morishita, Taeko Horie, Yuko Nishikawa, Teruyo Kida, Masashi Mimura, Shota Kojima, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: To determine whether P7C3-A20, a proneurogenic neuroprotective agent, can protect the retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) of rats from optic nerve crushing. METHODS: The left optic nerve of 67 rats was crushed, and 5.0 mg/kg/day of P7C3-A20 (crush-P7C3) or its vehicle (crush-placebo) was injected intraperitoneally for 3 days from one day prior to the crushing. The protective effects were determined by the number of Tuj-1-stained RGCs and by the ratio of the mRNA levels of BAX/Bcl-2 on day 7...
December 28, 2016: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032120/inhibition-of-poly-adp-ribosylation-fails-to-increase-axonal-regeneration-or-improve-functional-recovery-after-adult-mammalian-cns-injury
#15
Xingxing Wang, Yuichi Sekine, Alexandra B Byrne, William B J Cafferty, Marc Hammarlund, Stephen M Strittmatter
After traumatic damage of the brain or spinal cord, many surviving neurons are disconnected, and recovery of function is limited by poor axon regeneration. Recent data have suggested that poly ADP-ribosylation plays a role in limiting axonal regrowth such that inhibition of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) may have therapeutic efficacy for neurological recovery after trauma. Here, we tested systemic administration of the PARP inhibitor, veliparib, and showed effective suppression of PARylation in the mouse CNS...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031505/z-plasty-of-the-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-at-tarsal-tunnel-for-checkrein-deformity
#16
Jae Hoon Lee, Young Jun Kim, Jong Hun Baek, Dong Hee Kim
PURPOSES: To review the outcome of Z-plasty of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon at the tarsal tunnel for checkrein deformity in 8 patients. METHODS: Records of 6 males and 2 females aged 14 to 67 (mean, 39.5) years who underwent Z-plasty (lengthening) of the FHL tendon at the tarsal tunnel for checkrein deformity in the first and second toes by a single surgeon were reviewed. All patients had undergone 3 months of conservative treatment. The mean time from injury to surgical treatment was 8...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030490/modeling-acinetobacter-baumannii-wound-infections-the-critical-role-of-iron
#17
Irma D Fleming, Monika A Krezalek, Natalia Belogortseva, Alexander Zaborin, Jennifer Defazio, Laxmipradha Chandrasekar, Luis A Actis, Olga Zaborina, John C Alverdy
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as an increasingly important and successful opportunistic human pathogen due to its ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions, its characteristic virulence factors and quick adaptability to stress. METHODS: We developed a clinically relevant murine model of A. baumannii traumatic wound infection to determine the effect of local wound environment on A. baumannii virulence. Mice underwent rectus muscle crush injury combined with ischemia created by epigastric vessel ligation, followed by A...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025799/upregulated-expression-of-trim32-is-involved-in-schwann-cell-differentiation-migration-and-neurite-outgrowth-after-sciatic-nerve-crush
#18
Yonghua Liu, Weijie Wu, Huiguang Yang, Zhengming Zhou, Xiaojian Zhu, Chi Sun, Yuxi Liu, Zhaohui Yu, Yuyan Chen, Youhua Wang
Tripartite motif containing 32 (TRIM32), a member of the tripartite motif (TRIM) family, plays an indispensable role in myoblast proliferation. It also regulates neuron and skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation. Although it is of great importance, we know little about the roles of TRIM32 during peripheral nervous system injury. Here, we examined the dynamic changes of TRIM32 in acute sciatic nerve crush (SNC) model. After crush, TRIM32 rapidly increased and reached the climax at 1 week but then gradually declined to the normal level at 4 weeks post-injury...
December 26, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011153/wnt-signaling-promotes-axonal-regeneration-following-optic-nerve-injury-in-the-mouse
#19
Amit K Patel, Kevin K Park, Abigail S Hackam
Adult mammalian CNS axons generally do not regenerate, creating an obstacle to effective repair and recovery after neuronal injury. The canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is an essential signal transduction cascade that regulates axon growth and neurite extension in the developing mammalian embryo. In this study, we investigated whether a Wnt/β-catenin signaling activator could be repurposed to induce regeneration in the adult CNS after axonal injury. We used a retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axon crush injury model in a transgenic Wnt reporter mouse, and intravitreal injections were used to deliver Wnt3a or saline to the RGC cell bodies within the retina...
December 21, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005165/free-lateral-tarsal-artery-perforator-flap-with-functioning-extensor-digitorum-brevis-muscle-for-thenar-reconstruction-a-case-report
#20
Tianliang Wang, Subhash Regmi, Hongjun Liu, Junbo Pan, Ruixing Hou
In this case report, we describe reconstructive surgery in one patient using a free lateral tarsal artery perforator flap with a functioning extensor digitorum brevis muscle. A 47-year-old woman sustained a crush-avulsion injury to her dominant right hand while working in a factory. A large thenar skin and muscle defect (5.5 cm × 4.0 cm) occurred as a consequence of surgical debridement. The skin and muscle defect was repaired using a free lateral tarsal artery perforator flap with a functioning extensor digitorum brevis muscle in a single operation...
December 22, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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