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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736326/tone-inhibiting-insoles-enhance-the-reciprocal-inhibition-of-ankle-plantarflexors-of-post-stroke-hemiparetic-subjects-an-electromyographic-study
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Nobushige Takahashi, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Osamu Takahashi, Ryosuke Ushijima, Rie Umebayashi, Junji Nishikawa, Yasutomo Okajima
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common sequela of upper motor neuron pathology, such as cerebrovascular diseases and cerebral palsy. Intervention for spasticity of the ankle plantarflexors in physical therapy may include tone-inhibiting casting and/or orthoses for the ankle and foot. However, the physiological mechanism of tone reduction by such orthoses remains unclarified. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the electrophysiologic effects of tone-inhibiting insoles in stroke subjects with hemiparesis by measuring changes in reciprocal Ia inhibition (RI) in the ankle plantarflexor...
July 20, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719827/mixed-evidence-for-the-potential-of-non-invasive-transcutaneous-vagal-nerve-stimulation-to-improve-the-extinction-and-retention-of-fear
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A M Burger, B Verkuil, H Fenlon, L Thijs, L Cools, H C Miller, B Vervliet, I Van Diest
Extinction memories are fragile and their formation has been proposed to partially rely on vagus nerve activity. We tested whether stimulating the auricular branch of the vagus (transcutaneous VNS; tVNS) accelerates extinction and reduces spontaneous recovery of fear. Forty-two healthy students participated in a 3-day fear conditioning study, where we tested fear acquisition (day 1), fear extinction (day 2) and the retention of the extinction memory (day 3). During extinction, participants were randomly allocated to receive tVNS or sham stimulation concurrently with each CS presentation...
July 8, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715712/propriospinal-cutaneous-induced-emg-suppression-is-unaltered-by-anodal-tdcs-of-healthy-motor-cortex
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Alana B McCambridge, James W Stinear, Sarah Peek, Winston D Byblow
OBJECTIVE: Cervical propriospinal premotoneurons (PN) relay descending motor commands and integrate peripheral afferent feedback. Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) on propriospinal excitability in the upper limbs are unknown. METHODS: Healthy right-handed adults received a-tDCS or sham tDCS over primary motor cortex (M1) at 1mA (Experiment 1, n=18) or 2mA current intensity (Experiment 2, n=15). Propriospinal excitability was assessed by suppression of background electromyography (EMG) in extensor carpi radialis (ECR) from electrical stimulation of the superficial radial nerve during bilateral (Experiment 1 and 2) or unilateral (Experiment 2 only) activation of the left and/or right ECR...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705167/inhibition-of-parkinsonian-tremor-with-cutaneous-afferent-evoked-by-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation
#4
Man-Zhao Hao, Shao-Qin Xu, Zi-Xiang Hu, Fu-Liang Xu, Chuan-Xin M Niu, Qin Xiao, Ning Lan
BACKGROUND: Recent study suggests that tremor signals are transmitted by way of multi-synaptic corticospinal pathway. Neurophysiological studies have also demonstrated that cutaneous afferents exert potent inhibition to descending motor commands by way of spinal interneurons. We hypothesize in this study that cutaneous afferents could also affect the transmission of tremor signals, thus, inhibit tremor in patients with PD. METHODS: We tested this hypothesis by activating cutaneous afferents in the dorsal hand skin innervated by superficial radial nerve using transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667930/transected-sciatic-nerve-repair-by-diode-laser-protein-soldering
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Reza Fekrazad, Omid Mortezai, MirSepehr Pedram, Katayoun Am Kalhori, Khojasteh Joharchi, Korosh Mansoori, Roja Ebrahimi, Fatemeh Mashhadiabbas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite advances in microsurgical techniques, repair of peripheral nerve injuries (PNI) is still a major challenge in regenerative medicine. The standard treatment for PNI includes suturing and anasthomosis of the transected nerve. The objective of this study was to compare neurorraphy (nerve repair) using standard suturingto diode laser protein soldering on the functional recovery of transected sciatic nerves. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty adult male Fischer-344 Wistar rats were randomly assigned to 3 groups: 1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663091/locomotion-in-intact-and-in-brain-cortex-ablated-cats
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José Roberto López Ruiz, Luis Castillo Hernández, Braniff De la Torre Valdovinos, Nancy Elizabeth Franco Rodríguez, Judith Marcela Dueñas Jiménez, Alejandro Dueñas Jiménez, Jorge David Rivas-Carrillo, Sergio Horacio Dueñas Jiménez
The current decerebration procedures discard the role of the thalamus in the motor control and decortication only rules out the brain cortex part, leaving a gap between the brain cortex and the subthalamic motor regions. In here we define a new preparation denominated Brain Cortex-Ablated Cat (BCAC), in which the frontal and parietal brain cortices as well as the central white matter beneath them were removed, this decerebration process may be considered as suprathalamic, since the thalamus remained intact...
June 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660750/urinary-manifestations-in-isaacs-s-syndrome-our-experience-in-8-cases
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Silvia N Gonzalez Primomo, Leandro Blas, Alicia C Bertotti, Carlos Ameri
INTRODUCTION: Isaacs's syndrome (IS), is a rare neurological disorder, characterized by sustained muscular activity, fasciculations, cramps, myokymia, excessive sweating, and occasional elevation of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) enzyme. AIM: To report our experience in patients with IS and urinary manifestations, describing clinical findings, test's results, and response to treatment. Methods An observational, retrospective analysis of patients with IS and urinary manifestations treated at German Hospital of Buenos Aires between 2001 and 2011 was done...
June 29, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659200/-an-unrecognized-cause-of-dyspnoea
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A Brys, A Wijers, M de Vries, N Bouwman, R Borghans
BACKGROUND: Neuralgic amyotrophy is characterised by pain in the neck or shoulder region, followed by neuropathy of both motor and sensory nerves of the brachial plexus. The incidence of this condition is estimated at 1/1000 per year. In a rare variant of the syndrome, involvement of both phrenic nerves can occur, leading to diaphragmatic paralysis and severe orthopnoea. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 67-year-old woman was referred to us with acute orthopnoea. Imaging studies showed bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis, and electromyography (EMG) confirmed neuropathy of both phrenic nerves...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645314/neuromuscular-function-during-knee-extension-exercise-after-cold-water-immersion
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Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Titis Wijayanto, Yutaka Tochihara
BACKGROUND: Human adaptability to cold environment has been focused on in the physiological anthropology and related research area. Concerning the human acclimatization process in the natural climate, it is necessary to conduct a research assessing comprehensive effect of cold environment and physical activities in cold. This study investigated the effect of cold water immersion on the exercise performance and neuromuscular function during maximal and submaximal isometric knee extension...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643050/application-of-transoral-continuous-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-in-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-for-thyroid-disease-a-preliminary-study
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Han-Kun Chen, Chun-Liang Chen, Kuo-Shan Wen, Yi-Feng Lin, Kai-Yuan Lin, Yih-Huei Uen
BACKGROUND: The novel concept of continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring (Cont-IONM) through stimulation of the vagal nerve has been used in thyroidectomies to prevent imminent injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). This article reports on this technology and the results of using transoral Cont-IONM in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery for thyroid disease. METHODS: Cont-IONM of the RLN was achieved through automatic cyclical stimulation of the vagal nerve using a C2 monitor and delta stimulating electrode...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629678/history-of-electromyography-and-nerve-conduction-studies-a-tribute-to-the-founding-fathers
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REVIEW
Mohamed Kazamel, Paula Province Warren
The early development of nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) was linked to the discovery of electricity. This relationship had been concluded by observing the effect of applying electricity to the body of an animal and discovering that nerves and muscles themselves could produce electricity. We attempt to review the historical evolution of NCS and EMG over the last three centuries by reviewing the landmark publications of Galvani, Adrian, Denny-Brown, Larrabee, and Lambert. In 1771, Galvani showed that electrical stimulation of animal muscle tissue produced contraction and, thereby, the concept of animal electricity was born...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619729/characterization-and-mechanisms-of-the-supragastric-belch-in-the-cat
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Ivan M Lang, Bidyut K Medda, Reza Shaker
A response, i.e., the supragastric belch (SGB), in which a belch occurs without gastric involvement has been characterized in humans. The aims of this study were to determine whether animals have an SGB and if so to determine its mechanisms. Studies were conducted in decerebrate cats (N=30) with EMG electrodes on hyoid, pharyngeal, esophageal, and diaphragm muscles. The effects of distending different regions of the esophagus in different manners using a balloon were quantified to determine the most appropriate stimulus for activating the cat SGB...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618748/evaluation-of-polyneuropathy-and-associated-risk-factors-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Hande Türkyilmaz, Orkide Güzel, Selvinaz Edizer, Aycan Ünalp
BACKGROUND/AIM: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common metabolic diseases seen in the world today. Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is a chronic complication of the disease that is rarely reported in children, since it has a relatively longer latency period. Our main objective in this study is to determine the incidence rate of DN in pediatric DM patients and assess the risk factors associated with DN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 111 patients from January 2011 to May 2014 were reviewed in a retrospective manner...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615421/outcomes-of-colorado-children-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-at-1-year
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Jan A Martin, Kevin Messacar, Michele L Yang, John A Maloney, Jennifer Lindwall, Terri Carry, Patricia Kenyon, Stefan H Sillau, Joyce Oleszek, Kenneth L Tyler, Samuel R Dominguez, Teri L Schreiner
OBJECTIVE: We describe long-term functional, neurodiagnostic, and psychosocial outcomes of a cohort of 12 children from Colorado diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2014. METHODS: Children were assessed every 3 months for 1 year or until clinical resolution. Assessments included neurologic examination, MRI, EMG/nerve conduction studies (NCS), functional measures (Assisting Hand Assessment, Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale), and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System questionnaires...
July 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615244/stimulation-of-the-pelvic-nerve-increases-bladder-capacity-in-the-prostaglandin-e2-rat-model-of-overactive-bladder
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Christopher L Langdale, James A Hokanson, Arun Sridhar, Warren M Grill
Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is a highly prevalent condition that may lead to medical complications and decreased quality of life. Emerging therapies focusing on selective electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves associated with lower urinary tract (LUT) function may provide improved efficacy and reduced side effects compared to sacral neuromodulation for the treatment of OAB symptoms. Prior studies investigating the effects of pelvic nerve (PelN) stimulation on LUT function were focused on promoting bladder contractions, and it is unclear if selective stimulation of the PelN would be beneficial for the treatment of OAB...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614252/suprascapular-nerve-entrapment-caused-by-an-intraosseous-ganglion-of-the-scapula-a-case-report
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Jung Ryul Kim, Sung Il Wang
RATIONALE: Suprascapular nerve compression is a rare but important entity that is often missed in clinical practice. Nerve dysfunction caused by an intraosseous ganglion of the glenoid is extremely rare, to the best of our knowledge, only 1 case of suprascapular nerve entrapment due to an intraosseous ganglion cyst has been reported previously in the published literature. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 61-year-old woman who had complained right shoulder pain that lasted over 3 years which was exacerbated by overhead activities...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606839/brachial-plexus-injury-in-a-6-year-old-boy-with-100-displaced-proximal-humeral-metaphyseal-fracture-a-case-presentation
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Elizabeth Nora Jovanovich, James F Howard
Posttraumatic brachial plexopathies can occur following displaced proximal humeral fractures, causing profound functional deficits. Described here is an unusual case of a displaced proximal humeral metaphyseal fracture in a young child. The patient underwent closed reduction and serial casting, but hand weakness and forearm sensory loss persisted. Needle electromyography localized the injury to the mid/proximal arm near the fracture site, resulting in damage to the posterior and medial cords of the brachial plexus with profound involvement of the radial, ulnar, and median nerves and sparing of the axillary nerve...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606158/open-surgical-implantation-of-a-viable-cryopreserved-placental-membrane-after-decompression-and-neurolysis-of-common-peroneal-nerve-a-case-series
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E Rodriguez-Collazo, Y Tamire
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to report on the rehabilitative outcomes associated with common peroneal nerve (CPN) decompression and neurolysis revision when performed with open surgical implantation of a viable cryopreserved placental membrane (vCPM). METHODS: Seven patients who underwent secondary CPN decompression and neurolysis with open surgical implantation of a viable cryopreserved placental membrane (vCPM) after previously failed surgery without vCPM utilization were identified through a retrospective medical record review and outcomes were analyzed...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602631/clinical-electrodiagnostic-and-outcome-correlation-in-als-patients-in-thailand
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Kongkiat Kulkantrakorn, Dararat Suksasunee
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) requires both clinical and electrodiagnostic (EDx) data. The correlation between the two may aid in outcome prognostication. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with ALS in tow tertiary hospitals in Thailand. RESULTS: Data from 25 ALS patients out of 38 patients with motor neuron disease was reviewed. Male was predominant with mean age of onset of 60.1±10.7years old...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601299/possible-effects-of-some-agents-on-the-injured-nerve-in-obese-rats-a%C3%A2-stereological-and-electron-microscopic-study
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Mehmet Emin Onger, Süleyman Kaplan, Stefano Geuna, Aysin Pinar Türkmen, Luisa Muratori, Gamze Altun, Berrin Zuhal Altunkaynak
PURPOSE: The main aim of this study was to research new treatments following peripheral nerve injury involving melatonin (Mel), acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR), and leptin (Lep) using updated unbiased methods at the stereological and electron microscopic levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into nine equal groups; control (Cont), obese control (OG), obese group exposed to sciatic nerve resection (Gap) (OGG), obese group injected intraperitoneally (i...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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