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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409074/c2-and-greater-occipital-nerve-the-anatomic-and-functional-implications-in-spinal-surgery
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M Burhan Janjua, Peter L Zhou, Jeffrey P Greenfield, Ali A Baaj, Anthony Frempong-Boadu
INTRODUCTION: Posterior C1-C2 fusion is a highly successful treatment for atlantoaxial instability and other pathologies of the cervical spine, with fusion rates approaching 95%-100%. However, poor visualization of the lateral masses of C1 secondary to the course of the C2 nerve root along with blood loss from the venous plexus and compression of the C2 nerve from lateral mass screws are technical obstacles that can arise during surgery. Thus, sacrifice of the C2 nerve root has long since been debated in fusions involving the C1 and C2 vertebral bodies...
March 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400846/lifestyle-related-factors-in-the-self-management-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Tess M E Derksen, Martijn J L Bours, Floortje Mols, Matty P Weijenberg
Background. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common adverse effect of chemotherapy treatment in colorectal cancer (CRC), negatively affecting the daily functioning and quality of life of CRC patients. Currently, there are no established treatments to prevent or reduce CIPN. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify lifestyle-related factors that can aid in preventing or reducing CIPN, as such factors may promote self-management options for CRC patients suffering from CIPN. Methods...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373843/antihyperalgesic-activities-of-endocannabinoids-in-a-mouse-model-of-antiretroviral-induced-neuropathic-pain
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Neha Munawar, Mabayoje A Oriowo, Willias Masocha
Background: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) are the cornerstone of the antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). However, their use is sometimes limited by the development of a painful sensory neuropathy, which does not respond well to drugs. Smoked cannabis has been reported in clinical trials to have efficacy in relieving painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the expression of endocannabinoid system molecules is altered during NRTI-induced painful neuropathy, and also whether endocannabinoids can attenuate NRTI-induced painful neuropathy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366137/critical-role-of-computer-simulations-in-drug-discovery-and-development
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Prachi Srivastava, Anshul Tiwari
The last couple of decades is witnessed that an amalgamation of multidisciplinary branches of science come together in the form of 'Bioinformatics' and made a substantial impact on the drug designing process. The applicability of Bioinformatics approaches has been able to reduce the overall cost and time of drug discovery and development. The computer aided drug designing system (CADDS) using extensive applicability of Bioinformatics has been recognized as one step ahead to carry out the primary high throughput virtual screening as an economically viable solution to the problem...
April 3, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362959/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-incidence-and-demographics-in-a-national-administrative-database
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Daniel A Osei, Andrew P Groves, Kerry Bommarito, Wilson Z Ray
BACKGROUND: Compressive neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, or cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS), is the second most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity after carpal tunnel syndrome. While several studies have reported risk factors and outcomes for select populations (mostly surgical), it is difficult to interpret these data without an accurate measure of CuTS disease burden in the general population. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence of CuTS among US health plan enrollees, using a large administrative health care claims database comprised of individuals from all 50 states...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349710/endovascular-devices-and-revascularization-techniques-for-limb-threatening-ischemia-in-individuals-with-diabetes
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Jayer Chung
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a rapidly worsening global epidemic over the last thirty-five years. The increased prevalence of DM has changed the phenotypic expression of atherosclerotic limb threatening ischemia (LTI), resulting in an increase in lesions in the tibial vessels. These patients are also afflicted with peripheral neuropathy, foot deformities, and medial calcification of the vasculature. In response to the evolving phenotype of atherosclerosis, newer minimally invasive tools and techniques have been developed to improve the blood supply in LTI...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319106/a-systematic-review-on-the-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-the-ocular-surface
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REVIEW
K Co Shih, K S-L Lam, L Tong
Diabetes mellitus is associated with extensive morbidity and mortality in any human community. It is well understood that the burden of diabetes is attributed to chronic progressive damage in major end-organs, but it is underappreciated that the most superficial and transparent organ affected by diabetes is the cornea. Different corneal components (epithelium, nerves, immune cells and endothelium) underpin specific systemic complications of diabetes. Just as diabetic retinopathy is a marker of more generalized microvascular disease, corneal nerve changes can predict peripheral and autonomic neuropathy, providing a window of opportunity for early treatment...
March 20, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316838/retinal-vessel-density-in-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-optic-atrophy-after-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Chun-Hsiu Liu, Ling-Yuh Kao, Ming-Hui Sun, Wei-Chi Wu, Henry Shen-Lih Chen
Aims. To compare optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) retinal vasculature measurements between normal and optic atrophy after nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) subjects. Design. This prospective observational study was conducted between July 2015 and August 2016 at the ophthalmology outpatient department of a referral center in Taiwan. Peripapillary (4.5 × 4.5 mm) and parafoveal (6 × 6 mm) OCT-A scans were acquired. Measurements of the peripapillary region were obtained in two areas: (1) circumpapillary vessel density (cpVD) and (2) whole enface image vessel density (wiVD)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284457/the-accuracy-of-the-scratch-collapse-test-performed-by-blinded-examiners-on-patients-with-suspected-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-assessed-by-electrodiagnostic-studies
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Jeremy Simon, Kevin Lutsky, Mitchell Maltenfort, Pedro K Beredjiklian
PURPOSE: A diagnostic maneuver known as the "scratch-collapse test" (SCT), to aid in the diagnosis of compressive upper limb neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), has been described. There is a wide variability in the sensitivity and specificity values reported to date, and the reason for this discrepancy is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of the SCT performed by examiners blinded to the meaning of the examination. METHODS: Forty consecutive patients referred to a single physiatrist for electrodiagnostic testing for the evaluation of suspected CTS were included in the study...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260855/profound-vision-loss-impairs-psychological-well-being-in-young-and-middle-aged-individuals
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Giancarlo A Garcia, Matin Khoshnevis, Jesse Gale, Starleen E Frousiakis, Tiffany J Hwang, Lissa Poincenot, Rustum Karanjia, David Baron, Alfredo A Sadun
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of profound vision loss on psychological well-being in adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults with regard to mood, interpersonal interactions, and career-related goals. In addition, we assessed the significance of the resources that may be used to enhance psychological well-being in cases of profound vision loss, and in particular, examined the utility of low vision aids and the role of the ophthalmologist as a provider of emotional support...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225734/auditory-performance-and-electrical-stimulation-measures-in-cochlear-implant-recipients-with-auditory-neuropathy-compared-with-severe-to-profound-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Joseph Attias, Tally Greenstein, Miriam Peled, David Ulanovski, Jay Wohlgelernter, Eyal Raveh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare auditory and speech outcomes and electrical parameters on average 8 years after cochlear implantation between children with isolated auditory neuropathy (AN) and children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). DESIGN: The study was conducted at a tertiary, university-affiliated pediatric medical center. The cohort included 16 patients with isolated AN with current age of 5 to 12.2 years who had been using a cochlear implant for at least 3...
March 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168620/-diagnostic-criteria-in-mr-neurography
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P Bäumer
Peripheral neuropathies are frequent and can mostly be correctly diagnosed by clinical examination and electrophysiology; however, diagnostically difficult cases are sometimes encountered especially with respect to precise localization of nerve lesions. Imaging of the peripheral nervous system has been shown to provide additional useful diagnostic information. In addition to the more widely available nerve sonography, magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is the method of choice in diagnostically complex cases...
February 6, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115644/editor-s-highlight-multiparametric-image-analysis-of-rat-dorsal-root-ganglion-cultures-to-evaluate-peripheral-neuropathy-inducing-chemotherapeutics
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Liang Guo, John Hamre, Sandy Eldridge, Holger P Behrsing, Facundo M Cutuli, Jodie Mussio, Myrtle Davis
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a major, dose-limiting adverse effect experienced by cancer patients. Advancements in mechanism-based risk mitigation and effective treatments for CIPN can be aided by suitable in vitro assays. To this end, we developed a multiparametric morphology-centered rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) assay. Morphologic alterations in subcellular structures of neurons and non-neurons were analyzed with an automated microscopy system. Stains for NeuN (a neuron-specific nuclear protein) and Tuj-1 (β-III tubulin) were used to identify neuronal cell nuclei and neuronal cell bodies/neurites, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108678/anti-tb-drug-concentrations-and-drug-associated-toxicities-among-tb-hiv-coinfected-patients
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C Sekaggya-Wiltshire, A von Braun, A U Scherrer, Y C Manabe, A Buzibye, D Muller, B Ledergerber, U Gutteck, N Corti, A Kambugu, P Byakika-Kibwika, M Lamorde, B Castelnuovo, J Fehr, M R Kamya
Background: Toxicities due to anti-TB treatment frequently occur among TB/HIV-coinfected patients. Objectives: To determine the association between anti-TB drug concentrations and the occurrence of hepatotoxicity and peripheral neuropathy among TB/HIV-coinfected patients. Methods: TB/HIV-coinfected patients were started on standard dose anti-TB treatment according to WHO guidelines. Anti-TB drug concentrations were measured using HPLC 1, 2 and 4 h after drug intake at 2, 8 and 24 weeks following initiation of TB treatment...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054138/-ultrasound-guided-interventions-on-the-peripheral-nervous-system
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A Loizides, L Gruber, S Peer, M Plaikner, H Gruber
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Up to the advent of high-resolution ultrasound, interventions on the peripheral nervous system, including local anesthesia and pain treatment were performed without visual guidance, which in some cases led to treatment failure or local tissue and nerve damage. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Progress in the field of ultrasound has enabled the functional visualization, anesthesia and anti-inflammatory or neurolytic treatment of many peripheral nerves, such as the brachial plexus, nerves of the upper and lower extremities and various nerves of the trunk...
March 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002115/pilot-testing-a-web-based-system-for-the-assessment-and-management-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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Robert Knoerl, William N Dudley, Gloria Smith, Celia Bridges, Grace Kanzawa-Lee, Ellen M Lavoie Smith
Because numerous barriers hinder the assessment and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in clinical practice, the Carevive Care Planning System, a novel Web-based platform, was developed to address these barriers. It provides patients an opportunity to report their symptoms before their clinic visit and generates customizable care plans composed of evidence-based management strategies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient and provider perspectives of feasibility, usability, acceptability, and satisfaction with the Carevive platform...
April 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992968/establishment-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-model-of-erectile-dysfunction-for-the-study-of-high-glucose-induced-angiopathy-and-neuropathy
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G N Yin, S-H Park, K-M Song, A Limanjaya, K Ghatak, N N Minh, J Ock, J-K Ryu, J-K Suh
Penile erection requires complex interaction between vascular endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, pericytes, and autonomic nerves. Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) and multiple pathogenic factors, such as cavernous angiopathy and autonomic neuropathy, are associated with diabetic ED. Although a variety of animal models of diabetic ED play an important role in understanding pathophysiologic mechanisms of diabetes-induced ED, these animal models have limitations for addressing the exact cellular or molecular mechanisms involved in ED...
March 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942602/audiological-profile-of-adult-persons-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorders
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Pradeep Yuvaraj, Mannarukrishnaiah Jayaram
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The auditory profile of a large number of persons with late onset auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is recently described in the Indian context. The purpose of study was 1) to profile data on routine audiological parameters, cortical evoked potentials, and temporal processing, 2) to analyze the benefit from hearing aids for persons with ANSD, and 3) to understand the association between benefit from hearing aids and auditory profile. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight adults with late onset ANSD and a matched group of 40 normally hearing adults participated in the study...
December 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906850/isolated-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-mimicking-a-base-of-tongue-tumor
#19
Daniela Francesca Nestola, Mariangela Lombardi, Matteo Brucoli, Francesco Pia, Paolo Aluffi
Isolated paralysis of hypoglossal nerve is uncommon, generally being associated with other neuropathies. A careful differential diagnosis is necessary to recognize the underlying diseases, some of which can be life-threatening. The authors report a patient of an 80-year-old woman presenting with an isolated hypoglossal palsy, mimicking a tongue neoplasm. Through a careful clinical workup and thanks to the aid of the imaging, it was possible to identify the presence of signal alterations due to a subacute denervation of the affected hemitongue and to exclude the presence of a tumor...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902538/ulnar-tunnel-syndrome-radial-tunnel-syndrome-anterior-interosseous-nerve-syndrome-and-pronator-syndrome
#20
Adam B Strohl, David S Zelouf
In addition to the more common carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes, orthopaedic surgeons must recognize and manage other potential sites of peripheral nerve compression. The distal ulnar nerve may become compressed as it travels through the wrist, which is known as ulnar tunnel or Guyon canal syndrome. The posterior interosseous nerve may become entrapped in the proximal forearm as it travels through the radial tunnel, which results in a pain syndrome without motor weakness. The median nerve may become entrapped in the proximal forearm, which can result in a variety of symptoms...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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