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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921700/low-dose-fractionated-irradiation-promotes-axonal-regeneration-beyond-reactive-gliosis-and-facilitates-locomotor-function-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-beagle-dogs
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Qiang Zhang, Ying Xiong, Bo Zhu, Bifeng Zhu, Daishi Tian, Wei Wang
Injury to the adult central nervous system (CNS) results in the formation of glial scar tissues. Glial scar-induced failure of regenerative axon pathfinding may limit axon regrowth beyond the lesion site and cause incorrect reinnervation and dystrophic appearance of stalled growth after CNS trauma. Glial scars also upregulate chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) and expression of proinflammatory factor(s) that form a barrier to axonal regeneration. Therefore, interventions for glial scarring are an attractive strategy for augmenting axonal sprouting and regeneration and overcoming the physical and molecular barriers impeding functional repair...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917662/successful-optic-nerve-regeneration-in-the-senescent-zebrafish-despite-age-related-decline-of-cell-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-response-processes
#2
Jessie Van Houcke, Ilse Bollaerts, Emiel Geeraerts, Benjamin Davis, An Beckers, Inge Van Hove, Kim Lemmens, Lies De Groef, Lieve Moons
Dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS) in neurodegenerative diseases or after brain lesions seriously affects life quality of a growing number of elderly, since the adult CNS lacks the capacity to replace or repair damaged neurons. Despite intensive research efforts, full functional recovery after CNS disease and/or injury remains challenging, especially in an aging environment. As such, there is a rising need for an aging model in which the impact of aging on successful regeneration can be studied...
August 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916260/primary-facial-reanimation-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#3
REVIEW
Axel Sahovaler, David Yeh, John Yoo
Facial Paralysis (FP) profoundly impairs the life of individuals, both functionally and psychosocially. Surgical approaches to treat this condition are myriad, but the ultimate goal is to restore symmetry and movement. Ablative surgery for tumors of the head and neck region are amongst the most common etiologies causing FP and this group of patients represents unique challenges. Surgical defects may have multiple competing reconstructive requirements and addressing the FP must be considered in this context...
September 12, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912446/an-injectable-hydrogel-enhances-tissue-repair-after-spinal-cord-injury-by-promoting-extracellular-matrix-remodeling
#4
Le Thi Anh Hong, Young-Min Kim, Hee Hwan Park, Dong Hoon Hwang, Yuexian Cui, Eun Mi Lee, Stephanie Yahn, Jae K Lee, Soo-Chang Song, Byung Gon Kim
The cystic cavity that develops following injuries to brain or spinal cord is a major obstacle for tissue repair in central nervous system (CNS). Here we report that injection of imidazole-poly(organophosphazenes) (I-5), a hydrogel with thermosensitive sol-gel transition behavior, almost completely eliminates cystic cavities in a clinically relevant rat spinal cord injury model. Cystic cavities are bridged by fibronectin-rich extracellular matrix. The fibrotic extracellular matrix remodeling is mediated by matrix metalloproteinase-9 expressed in macrophages within the fibrotic extracellular matrix...
September 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895162/laryngeal-emg-preferential-damage-of-the-posterior-cricoarytenoid-muscle-branches-especially-in-iatrogenic-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-lesions
#5
Gerhard Foerster, Andreas H Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) of the thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle alone may not be sufficient in all patients to characterize or prove a recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) lesion in cases of vocal fold immobility. LEMG of the posterior cricoarytenoid (PCA) muscle may provide additional information. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHOD: Between 2008 and 2016, 339 patients in our laryngeal paralysis clinic were examined by transcutaneous needle TA-LEMG and, if tolerated, by PCA-LEMG...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831329/targeted-muscle-reinnervation-to-improve-pain-prosthetic-tolerance-and-bioprosthetic-outcomes-in-the-amputee
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REVIEW
J Byers Bowen, Corinne E Wee, Jaclyn Kalik, Ian L Valerio
Scope and Significance: There are ∼185,000 amputations each year and nearly 2 million amputees currently living in the United States. Approximately 25% of these amputees will experience chronic pain issues secondary to localized neuroma pain and/or phantom limb pain. Problem: The significant discomfort caused by neuroma and phantom limb pain interferes with prosthesis wear, subjecting amputees to the additional physical and psychological morbidity associated with chronic immobility. Although numerous neuroma treatments are described, none of these methods are consistently effective in eliminating symptoms...
August 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813784/longitudinal-high-density-emg-classification-case-study-in-a-glenohumeral-tmr-subject
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#12
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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...
September 17, 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
#19
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-signalling
#20
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 this 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
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