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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813784/longitudinal-high-density-emg-classification-case-study-in-a-glenohumeral-tmr-subject
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Meike A Schweisfurth, Jennifer Ernst, Ivan Vujaklija, Arndt F Schilling, Dario Farina, Oskar C Aszmann, Gunther Felmerer
Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) represents a breakthrough interface for prosthetic control in high-level upper-limb amputees. However, clinically, it is still limited to the direct motion-wise control restricted by the number of reinnervation sites. Pattern recognition may overcome this limitation. Previous studies on EMG classification in TMR patients experienced with myocontrol have shown greater accuracy when using high-density (HD) recordings compared to conventional single-channel derivations. This case study investigates the potential of HD-EMG classification longitudinally over a period of 17 months post-surgery in a glenohumeral amputee...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795960/advances-in-experimental-optic-nerve-regeneration
#2
Bo Young Chun, Dean M Cestari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent advances in experimental studies of optic nerve regeneration to better understand the pathophysiology of axon regrowth and provide insights into the future treatment of numerous optic neuropathies. RECENT FINDINGS: The optic nerve is part of the central nervous system and cannot regenerate if injured. There are several steps that regenerating axons of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) must take following optic nerve injury that include: maximizing the intrinsic growth capacity of RGCs, overcoming the extrinsic growth-inhibitory environment of the optic nerve, and optimizing the reinnervation of regenerated axons to their targets in the brain...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792429/glabrous-flow-through-flaps-for-simultaneous-resurfacing-revascularization-and-reinnervation-of-digits
#3
Chao Chen, Liwen Hao, Wenhai Sun, Zengtao Wang, Zihai Ding, Shizhen Zhong
INTRODUCTION: Composite injuries of the volar surfaces of fingers are frequently associated with digital vessel and nerve damage. Flow-through glabrous flaps can provide esthetic tissue coverage as well as revascularization, and using a neurovascular flap, allows primary reconstruction of the digital nerve. METHODS: Between June 2010 and August 2014, we prospectively studied the use of Microsurgical flow-through glabrous flaps to achieve simultaneously digital revascularization and soft tissue coverage in 13 fingers of 12 patients who experienced volar injuries, comprising 6 great toe fibular flaps, 3 medial plantar flaps, 1 pedis medialis flap, and 3 hypothenar flaps...
November 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791469/evaluation-of-the-neo-umbilicus-cutaneous-sensitivity-following-abdominoplasty
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Mathias Tremp, Wenjin Wang, Carlo M Oranges, Dirk J Schaefer, Wei Wang, Daniel F Kalbermatten
BACKGROUND: Abdominal cutaneous sensitivity loss after abdominoplasty is an undesirable outcome. However, little is known in the literature about sensitivity changes of the neo-umbilicus after abdominoplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate post-abdominoplasty cutaneous sensitivity of the neo-umbilicus using clinical, quantitative, and reproducible methods. METHODS: Patients who underwent abdominoplasty were included, whereas the control group consisted of healthy volunteers with similar demographic characteristics but who did not undergo abdominoplasty...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781091/dental-pulp-stem-cells-their-potential-in-reinnervation-and-angiogenesis-by-using-scaffolds
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Ivo Lambrichts, Ronald B Driesen, Yörg Dillen, Pascal Gervois, Jessica Ratajczak, Tim Vangansewinkel, Esther Wolfs, Annelies Bronckaers, Petra Hilkens
Dental pulp is a highly vascularized and innervated tissue containing a heterogeneous stem cell population with multilineage differentiation potential. Current endodontic treatments focus on the preservation of the pulp tissue and the regeneration of dental pulp after pathological insults. Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are currently investigated as stem cell-based therapy for pulp regeneration and for peripheral nerve injury in which neurons and Schwann cells display limited regenerative capacity. We have developed a neuronal differentiation protocol for hDPSCs that requires neurosphere formation before neuronal maturation...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771790/motoneuron-activity-is-required-for-enhancements-in-functional-recovery-after-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-exercised-female-mice
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Poonam B Jaiswal, Jack K Tung, Robert E Gross, Arthur W English
Inhibitory luminopsins (iLMO2) integrate opto- and chemo-genetic approaches and allow for cell-type specific inhibition of neuronal activity. When exposed to a Renilla luciferase substrate, Coelenterazine (CTZ), iLMO2 generates bioluminescence-mediated activation of its amino-terminal halorhodopsin, resulting in neuronal inhibition. Moderate daily exercise in the form of interval treadmill-training (IT) applied following a peripheral nerve injury results in enhanced motor axon regeneration and muscle fiber reinnervation in female mice...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769755/broadband-prosthetic-interfaces-combining-nerve-transfers-and-implantable-multichannel-emg-technology-to-decode-spinal-motor-neuron-activity
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Konstantin D Bergmeister, Ivan Vujaklija, Silvia Muceli, Agnes Sturma, Laura A Hruby, Cosima Prahm, Otto Riedl, Stefan Salminger, Krisztina Manzano-Szalai, Martin Aman, Michael-Friedrich Russold, Christian Hofer, Jose Principe, Dario Farina, Oskar C Aszmann
Modern robotic hands/upper limbs may replace multiple degrees of freedom of extremity function. However, their intuitive use requires a high number of control signals, which current man-machine interfaces do not provide. Here, we discuss a broadband control interface that combines targeted muscle reinnervation, implantable multichannel electromyographic sensors, and advanced decoding to address the increasing capabilities of modern robotic limbs. With targeted muscle reinnervation, nerves that have lost their targets due to an amputation are surgically transferred to residual stump muscles to increase the number of intuitive prosthetic control signals...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767716/factors-associated-with-interest-in-novel-interfaces-for-upper-limb-prosthesis-control
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Susannah M Engdahl, Cynthia A Chestek, Brian Kelly, Alicia Davis, Deanna H Gates
BACKGROUND: Surgically invasive interfaces for upper limb prosthesis control may allow users to operate advanced, multi-articulated devices. Given the potential medical risks of these invasive interfaces, it is important to understand what factors influence an individual's decision to try one. METHODS: We conducted an anonymous online survey of individuals with upper limb loss. A total of 232 participants provided personal information (such as age, amputation level, etc...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762290/implications-of-synkinesis-in-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
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Yu-Cheng Pei, Wei-Han Chang, Hsiu-Feng Chuang, Chia-Fen Chang, Tuan-Jen Fang
Objectives In patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP), laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) occasionally observes synkinesis in laryngeal muscles, a condition that could impair vocal fold mobility and voice control. This study aims to evaluate the impact of synkinesis on UVFP patients. Study Design A retrospective case-control study. Setting Medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients with UVFP onset >6 months were recruited (N = 104). The outcome measurements included LEMG, quantitative LEMG analysis of thyroarytenoid-lateral cricoarytenoid (TA-LCA) muscle complex, glottal gap measured by videolaryngostroboscopy, voice-related quality of life, and voice acoustic analysis...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750798/functional-pectoralis-minor-myocutaneous-flap-transplantation-for-reconstruction-of-thumb-opposition-an-anatomic-study-with-clinical-applications
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Yong-Qing Zhuang, Hong-Tao Xiong, Qiang Fu, Xuan Zhang, Hao-Li Jiang, Xi-Chi Fang
OBJECTIVE: To develop a myocutaneous flap for reconstruction of thumb opposition function in patients with loss of the thenar muscles and skin. METHODS: An anatomic experiment on the dimensions of the pectoralis minor muscle and its neurovascular supply in 10 adult human cadavers was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of microsurgical transplantation using part of the muscle for thumb opposition reconstruction. Based on these results, we performed surgical thenar reconstruction with a pectoralis minor myocutaneous flap in seven patients (34...
July 24, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746430/the-intercostobrachial-nerve-as-a-sensory-donor-for-hand-reinnervation-in-brachial-plexus-reconstruction-is-a-feasible-technique-and-may-be-useful-for-restoring-sensation
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Luciano Foroni, Mário Gilberto Siqueira, Roberto Sérgio Martins, Gabriela Pintar Oliveira
Objective: Few donors are available for restoration of sensibility in patients with complete brachial plexus injuries. The objective of our study was to evaluate the anatomical feasibility of using the intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN) as an axon donor to the lateral cord contribution to the median nerve (LCMN). Methods: Thirty cadavers were dissected. Data of the ICBN and the LCMN were collected, including diameters, branches and distances. Results: The diameters of the ICBN and the LCMN at their point of coaptation were 2...
July 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716587/botulinum-neurotoxin-a-promotes-functional-recovery-after-peripheral-nerve-injury-by-increasing-regeneration-of-myelinated-fibers
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Stefano Cobianchi, Jessica Jaramillo, Siro Luvisetto, Flaminia Pavone, Xavier Navarro
The injection of safe doses of botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) have been reported to be useful for the treatment of neuropathic pain, but it is still unknown how functional recovery is induced after peripheral nerve injury. We evaluated the effects of intranerve application of BoNT/A, on regeneration and sensorimotor functional recovery in partial and complete peripheral nerve injuries in the mouse. After sciatic nerve crush (SNC) and intranerve delivery of BoNT/A (15pg), axonal regeneration was measured by nerve pinch test at different days...
July 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712002/mutations-in-gfpt1-related-congenital-myasthenic-syndromes-are-associated-with-synaptic-morphological-defects-and-underlie-a-tubular-aggregate-myopathy-with-synaptopathy
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Stéphanie Bauché, Geoffroy Vellieux, Damien Sternberg, Marie-Joséphine Fontenille, Elodie De Bruyckere, Claire-Sophie Davoine, Guy Brochier, Julien Messéant, Lucie Wolf, Michel Fardeau, Emmanuelle Lacène, Norma Romero, Jeanine Koenig, Emmanuel Fournier, Daniel Hantaï, Nathalie Streichenberger, Veronique Manel, Arnaud Lacour, Aleksandra Nadaj-Pakleza, Sylvie Sukno, Françoise Bouhour, Pascal Laforêt, Bertrand Fontaine, Laure Strochlic, Bruno Eymard, Frédéric Chevessier, Tanya Stojkovic, Sophie Nicole
Mutations in GFPT1 (glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate transaminase 1), a gene encoding an enzyme involved in glycosylation of ubiquitous proteins, cause a limb-girdle congenital myasthenic syndrome (LG-CMS) with tubular aggregates (TAs) characterized predominantly by affection of the proximal skeletal muscles and presence of highly organized and remodeled sarcoplasmic tubules in patients' muscle biopsies. We report here the first long-term clinical follow-up of 11 French individuals suffering from LG-CMS with TAs due to GFPT1 mutations, of which nine are new...
August 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700113/na-k-atpase-coupled-to-endothelin-receptor-type-b-stimulates-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-via-lactate-signaling
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Nguyen H Tu, Tayo Katano, Shinji Matsumura, Nobuo Funatsu, Vuong Minh Pham, Jun-Ichi Fujisawa, Seiji Ito
We have recently demonstrated that endothelin (ET) is functionally coupled to Nax , a Na(+) concentration-sensitive Na(+) channel for lactate release via ET receptor type B (ETB R) and is involved in peripheral nerve regeneration in a sciatic nerve transection-regeneration mouse model. Nax is known to interact directly with Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase, leading to lactate production in the brain. To investigate the role of Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase in peripheral nerve regeneration, in the present study we applied ouabain, a Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase inhibitor, to the cut site for 4 weeks with an osmotic pump...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687258/sensory-recovery-of-the-breast-after-innervated-and-non-innervated-autologous-breast-reconstructions-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
J Beugels, A J M Cornelissen, A J Spiegel, E M Heuts, A Piatkowski, R R W J van der Hulst, S M H Tuinder
BACKGROUND: The sensory recovery of the reconstructed breast is an undervalued topic in the field of autologous breast reconstruction. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the available literature on the sensory recovery of the breast after innervated and non-innervated autologous breast reconstructions and to assess the possible benefits of sensory nerve coaptation compared to spontaneous reinnervation of the flap. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library to identify all eligible studies regarding the sensory recovery of all types of innervated and non-innervated autologous breast reconstructions...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685185/regeneration-of-synapses-in-the-olfactory-pathway-of-locusts-after-antennal-deafferentation
#16
Hannah Wasser, Michael Stern
The olfactory pathway of the locust is capable of fast and precise regeneration on an anatomical level. Following deafferentation of the antenna either of young adult locusts, or of fifth instar nymphs, severed olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) reinnervate the antennal lobe (AL) and arborize in AL microglomeruli. In the present study we tested whether these regenerated fibers establish functional synapses again. Intracellular recordings from AL projection neurons revealed that the first few odor stimulus evoked postsynaptic responses from regenerated ORNs from day 4-7 post crush on...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669149/current-treatment-options-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-a-state-of-the-art-review
#17
REVIEW
Yike Li, Gaelyn Garrett, David Zealear
Vocal fold paralysis (VFP) refers to neurological causes of reduced or absent movement of one or both vocal folds. Bilateral VFP (BVFP) is characterized by inspiratory dyspnea due to narrowing of the airway at the glottic level with both vocal folds assuming a paramedian position. The primary objective of intervention for BVFP is to relieve patients' dyspnea. Common clinical options for management include tracheostomy, arytenoidectomy and cordotomy. Other options that have been used with varying success include reinnervation techniques and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections into the vocal fold adductors...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658635/adipose-derived-stem-cell-sheets-functionalized-by-hybrid-baculovirus-for-prolonged-gdnf-expression-and-improved-nerve-regeneration
#18
Mu-Nung Hsu, Han-Tsung Liao, Kuei-Chang Li, Hwei-Hsien Chen, Tzu-Chen Yen, Pavel Makarevich, Yelena Parfyonova, Yu-Chen Hu
Peripheral nerve regeneration requires coordinated functions of supporting cells (e.g. Schwann cells) and neurotrophic factors such as glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), but nerve regeneration is usually far from complete. Here we constructed a Cre/loxP-based hybrid baculovirus (BV) vector which enabled intracellular formation of episomal DNA minicircle for effective transduction of rat adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) and prolonged expression of functional GDNF capable of recruiting Schwann cells...
May 3, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657487/delayed-spinal-cord-brachial-plexus-reconnection-after-c7-ventral-root-avulsion-the-effect-of-reinnervating-motoneurons-rescued-by-riluzole-treatment
#19
Balázs Gloviczki, Dénes G Török, Gábor Márton, László Gál, Tamás Bodzay, Sándor Pintér, Antal Nógrádi
Ventral root avulsion induces dramatic loss of the affected spinal cord motoneurons. The neuroprotective effect of riluzole has been previously proven on the injured motoneurons: the vast majority of them can be rescued even when they have no possibility to regenerate their axons. In this study the number of injured motoneurons rescued by riluzole treatment and their capacity to reinnervate the denervated forelimb muscles was investigated. Surgical reconnection with a peripheral nerve graft between the affected spinal cord segment and the C7 spinal nerve was established immediately or with 1- and 3-week delay after avulsion...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638932/-treatment-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-paralysis
#20
A H Müller
Whereas static vocal fold medialization or lateralization are currently the standard procedures, new dynamic treatment methods such as reinnervation and laryngeal pacing focus on better toning and remobilization of the paralyzed vocal folds. End-to-end or jump anastomoses of the recurrent laryngeal nerve can preserve muscle mass and avoid atrophy, thus enabling subsequent dynamic therapeutic options. Prognostic evaluation and the time point of therapeutic intervention are important issues in the management of patients with recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis...
July 2017: HNO
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