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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108641/spinal-cord-stimulation-scs-with-anatomically-guided-3d-neural-targeting-shows-superior-chronic-axial-low-back-pain-relief-compared-to-traditional-scs-lumina-study
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Elias Veizi, Salim M Hayek, James North, T Brent Chafin, Thomas L Yearwood, Louis Raso, Robert Frey, Kevin Cairns, Anthony Berg, John Brendel, Nameer Haider, Matthew McCarty, Henry Vucetic, Alden Sherman, Lilly Chen, Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov
: BACKGROUND : The aim of this study was to determine whether spinal cord stimulation (SCS) using 3D neural targeting provided sustained overall and low back pain relief in a broad routine clinical practice population. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS:  This was a multicenter, open-label observational study with an observational arm and retrospective analysis of a matched cohort. After IPG implantation, programming was done using a patient-specific, model-based algorithm to adjust for lead position (3D neural targeting) or previous generation software (traditional)...
January 20, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108429/toward-patient-centered-telerehabilitation-design-understanding-chronic-pain-patients-preferences-for-web-based-exercise-telerehabilitation-using-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Karlijn Cranen, Catharina Gm Groothuis-Oudshoorn, Miriam Mr Vollenbroek-Hutten, Maarten J IJzerman
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered design that addresses patients' preferences and needs is considered an important aim for improving health care systems. At present, within the field of pain rehabilitation, patients' preferences regarding telerehabilitation remain scarcely explored and little is known about the optimal combination between human and electronic contact from the patients' perspective. In addition, limited evidence is available about the best way to explore patients' preferences...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106794/a-thoroughly-validated-virtual-screening-strategy-for-discovery-of-novel-hdac3-inhibitors
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Huabin Hu, Jie Xia, Dongmei Wang, Xiang Simon Wang, Song Wu
Histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) has been recently identified as a potential target for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, such as chronic inflammation, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes. Virtual screening (VS) is currently a routine technique for hit identification, but its success depends on rational development of VS strategies. To facilitate this process, we applied our previously released benchmarking dataset, i.e., MUBD-HDAC3 to the evaluation of structure-based VS (SBVS) and ligand-based VS (LBVS) combinatorial approaches...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102825/versatile-modular-three-dimensional-microelectrode-arrays-for-neuronal-ensemble-recordings-from-design-to-fabrication-assembly-and-functional-validation-in-non-human-primates
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Falk Barz, Alessandro Livi, Marco Lanzilotto, Monica Maranesi, Luca Bonini, Oliver Paul, Patrick Ruther
<i>Objective. </i>Application-specific designs of electrode arrays offer an improved effectiveness for providing access to targeted brain regions in neuroscientific research and brain machine interfaces. The simultaneous and stable recording of neuronal ensembles is the main goal in the design of advanced neural interfaces. Here, we describe the development and assembly of highly customizable three-dimensional microelectrode arrays and demonstrate their recording performance in chronic applications in non-human primates...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096024/improving-satisfaction-among-established-patients-in-a-midwestern-pain-clinic
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Kathy A Baule, Linda D Scott, Kelly D Rosenberger, W Stephen Minore
BACKGROUND: A problem in many health care practices is deciding the appropriate appointment length for new and established patients. Patients become frustrated when there is inadequate time to have their needs met, yet when a patient's clinic time is spontaneously lengthened, the provider gets behind in schedule, causing delays and greater frustration for others. AIM: The aims of this evidence based project were to determine whether implementation of a flexible appointment system would improve the current scheduling process in a pain clinic by allowing complex patients the opportunity to schedule a longer clinic appointment and would improve patient satisfaction...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095767/in-vivo-quantification-of-the-deformations-of-the-femoropopliteal-segment
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Can Gökgöl, Steffen Schumann, Nicolas Diehm, Guoyan Zheng, Philippe Büchler
PURPOSE: To quantify the deformations of the femoropopliteal (FP) segment in patients undergoing endovascular revascularization and to compare the posttreatment deformations caused by primary nitinol stent implantation to those produced by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). METHODS: Thirty-five patients (mean age 69±10 years; 20 men) scheduled for endovascular therapy were recruited for the study. During endovascular interventions, angiographic images were acquired with the legs straight and with a hip/knee flexion of 20°/70°...
February 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088654/transcriptional-response-of-skeletal-muscle-to-a-low-protein-perinatal-diet-in-rat-offspring-at-different-ages-the-role-of-key-enzymes-of-glucose-fatty-acid-oxidation
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José Luiz de Brito Alves, Ana Elisa Toscano, João Henrique da Costa-Silva, Hubert Vidal, Carol Góis Leandro, Luciano Pirola
Skeletal muscle is a plastic tissue during development with distinctive acute and chronic response to maternal protein restriction. This study evaluated gene and protein expression of key-enzymes of glycolytic pathway (HK2, PFK, PDK4 and CS), and fatty acid oxidation (CPT1 and β-HAD) of two different types of skeletal muscle [soleus and extensor digitorium longus (EDL)] from offspring rats at 30 and 90 days of age, exposed to maternal isoenergetic low protein diet throughout gestation and lactation. Pups from dams fed 17% protein diet (n=5, normal protein, Np), and low protein pups from dams fed 8% casein diet (low protein, Lp, n=5) were evaluated...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087891/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
January 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070223/medical-grade-footwear-the-impact-of-fit-and-comfort
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Bessie Hurst, Helen Branthwaite, Andrew Greenhalgh, Nachiappan Chockalingam
BACKGROUND: Pressure-related skin lesions on the digits are a significant cause of discomfort. Most foot pain related to ill-fitting shoes occurs in the forefoot and digital areas. Pain has been associated with poor shoe fit, reduced toe box volume, as well as contour and shape of the shoe Off-the-shelf medical-grade footwear is designed as an intervention for chronic lesions on the digits. These shoes are designed with a flexible neoprene fabric upper that is thought to reduce pressure on the forefoot and reduce discomfort associated with ill-fitting shoes...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057530/effects-of-nucleus-accumbens-amphetamine-administration-on-performance-in-a-delay-discounting-task
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Caitlin A Orsini, Marci R Mitchell, Sara C Heshmati, Kristy G Shimp, Megan S Spurrell, Jennifer L Bizon, Barry Setlow
Chronic administration of cocaine can cause pronounced and enduring cognitive alterations such as increases in impulsive choice. Chronic cocaine can also result in enhanced dopamine (DA) release in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) in response to reward-related cues. It is possible that this enhanced DA release in the NAc is a mechanism by which cocaine increases impulsive choice. To date, however, the specific role of DA in the NAc in impulsive choice is unclear. To begin to address this, rats received acute microinjections of the indirect DA agonist amphetamine directly into the NAc prior to testing in a delay discounting task in which rats chose between a small, immediate and a large, delayed food reward...
January 3, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050776/enlarged-mediastinal-air-cyst-in-a-patient-with-bronchial-diverticula-localized-in-the-left-main-bronchus-a-case-report-with-surgical-and-bronchoscopic-findings
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Hideo Ichimura, Yuichiro Ozawa, Masanari Shiigai, Seiji Shiotani, Kazunori Kikuchi, Yukio Sato
BACKGROUND: A mediastinal air cyst is a rare computed tomography (CT) finding. Once the lesion is identified, it is difficult to diagnose and treat. Meanwhile, bronchial diverticula have been reported as a CT finding observed in certain pulmonary pathologic conditions. We encountered the case of an enlarged mediastinal air cyst accompanied with bronchial diverticula and upper lobe-dominant fibrous changes of the lung. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old man with a chronic cough who had regularly visited a chest physician for upper lobe-dominant pulmonary fibrosis was referred to our hospital for the examination of an enlarged mediastinal air cyst...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044942/emerging-pharmacological-therapies-in-schizophrenia-what-s-new-what-s-different-what-s-next
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Leslie Citrome
There are several new and emerging medication interventions for both the acute and maintenance treatment phases of schizophrenia. Recently approved are 2 new dopamine receptor partial agonists, brexpiprazole and cariprazine, as well as 2 new long-acting injectable antipsychotic formulations, aripiprazole lauroxil and 3-month paliperidone palmitate. Although differences in efficacy compared to other available choices are not expected, the new oral options offer different tolerability profiles that may be attractive for individual patients who have had difficulties with older medications...
December 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041640/a-comparative-study-of-the-vhi-10-and-the-v-rqol-for-quality-of-life-among-chinese-teachers-with-and-without-voice-disorders
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Dan Lu, Bei Wen, Hui Yang, Fei Chen, Jun Liu, Yanan Xu, Yitao Zheng, Yu Zhao, Jian Zou, Haiyang Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the differences and correlation between the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) in teachers in China with and without voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study. METHODS: The participants were 864 teachers (569 women, 295 men) whose vocal cords were examined using a flexible nasofibrolaryngoscope. Questionnaire results were obtained for both the VHI-10 and the V-RQOL...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039433/structural-characterization-of-nonactive-site-trka-selective-kinase-inhibitors
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Hua-Poo Su, Keith Rickert, Christine Burlein, Kartik Narayan, Marina Bukhtiyarova, Danielle M Hurzy, Craig A Stump, Xufang Zhang, John Reid, Alicja Krasowska-Zoladek, Srivanya Tummala, Jennifer M Shipman, Maria Kornienko, Peter A Lemaire, Daniel Krosky, Amanda Heller, Abdelghani Achab, Chad Chamberlin, Peter Saradjian, Berengere Sauvagnat, Xianshu Yang, Michael R Ziebell, Elliott Nickbarg, John M Sanders, Mark T Bilodeau, Steven S Carroll, Kevin J Lumb, Stephen M Soisson, Darrell A Henze, Andrew J Cooke
Current therapies for chronic pain can have insufficient efficacy and lead to side effects, necessitating research of novel targets against pain. Although originally identified as an oncogene, Tropomyosin-related kinase A (TrkA) is linked to pain and elevated levels of NGF (the ligand for TrkA) are associated with chronic pain. Antibodies that block TrkA interaction with its ligand, NGF, are in clinical trials for pain relief. Here, we describe the identification of TrkA-specific inhibitors and the structural basis for their selectivity over other Trk family kinases...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030845/withdrawn-could-some-epigenetic-modifications-hold-the-key-to-opposing-the-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Giovanni Tarantino, Matteo Nicola Di Minno, Carmine Finelli
Ahead of Print article withdrawn by publisher.
December 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027413/omega-3-a-novel-treatment-agent-in-oral-submucous-fibrosis-a-pilot-study
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Milanjeet Kaur Raizada, Digamber M Sable, Asha Chowdhery, Mahesh Shivaji Chavan, Ladu Singh Rajpurohit
BACKGROUND: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a chronic debilitating disease and a premalignant condition of the oral cavity. It is well known for its impervious nature to medical therapy. Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been reported to have anti inflammatory properties. However, its role in OSF is still not known. This preliminary study assessed the efficacy of systemic omega 3 in this disease. METHODS: A randomized single blinded controlled trial was designed and a total of 10 clinically confirmed adult patients of OSF were included in the study...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025007/brain-rhythms-of-pain
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REVIEW
Markus Ploner, Christian Sorg, Joachim Gross
Pain is an integrative phenomenon that results from dynamic interactions between sensory and contextual (i.e., cognitive, emotional, and motivational) processes. In the brain the experience of pain is associated with neuronal oscillations and synchrony at different frequencies. However, an overarching framework for the significance of oscillations for pain remains lacking. Recent concepts relate oscillations at different frequencies to the routing of information flow in the brain and the signaling of predictions and prediction errors...
December 23, 2016: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011586/activation-of-ppar%C3%AE-in-the-early-stage-of-heart-failure-maintained-myocardial-function-and-energetics-in-pressure-overload-heart-failure
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Satoshi Kaimoto, Atsushi Hoshino, Makoto Ariyoshi, Yoshifumi Okawa, Shuhei Tateishi, Kazunori Ono, Motoki Uchihashi, Kuniyoshi Fukai, Eri Iwai-Kanai, Satoaki Matoba
Failing heart loses its metabolic flexibility, relying increasingly on glucose as its preferential substrate and decreasing fatty acid oxidation (FAO). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) is a key regulator of this substrate shift. However, its role during heart failure is complex and remains unclear. Recent studies reported that heart failure develops in the heart of MHC-PPARαmice in a manner similar to that of diabetic cardiomyopathy, whereas cardiac dysfunction is enhanced in PPARα knockout mice in response to chronic pressure overload...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005835/our-experience-on-silicone-y-stent-for-severe-copd-complicated-with-expiratory-central-airway-collapse
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Mehmet A Ozgul, Erdogan Cetinkaya, Mustafa Cortuk, Sinem Iliaz, Elif Tanriverdi, Sule Gul, Guler Ozgul, Hilal Onaran, Kenan Abbasli, Huseyin E Dincer
BACKGROUND: Expiratory central airway collapse (ECAC) is abnormal central airway narrowing during expiration. ECAC involves 2 different pathophysiological entities as tracheobronchomalacia and excessive dynamic airway collapse (EDAC). Although the exact cause is unknown, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is frequently accompanied by ECAC. Although there are various publications on the relationship between COPD and ECAC, there are very few data for stent placement in patients with tracheobronchomalacia accompanied severe COPD...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005831/bronchoscopy-safety-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease
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Christina R Bellinger, Irtaza Khan, Arjun B Chatterjee, Edward F Haponik
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy is a safe and minimally invasive diagnostic tool used by pulmonologists, but few studies have prospectively compared outcomes in patients with objectively defined obstructive lung disease to those without obstruction. METHODS: We determined whether complications in patients undergoing moderate sedation bronchoscopy differ in those without obstruction compared with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We prospectively followed all patients undergoing moderate sedation bronchoscopy in an inpatient or outpatient setting...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
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