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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792359/adverse-effect-analysis-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-in-the-treatment-of-benign-uterine-diseases
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Yunchang Liu, Wendy Wenyi Zhang, Min He, Chunmei Gong, Bin Xie, Xiangxia Wen, Dandan Li, Lian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze the adverse effects of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in management of benign uterine diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2017, 27,053 patients with benign uterine diseases were treated with HIFU in 19 centers in China. Among them, 17,402 patients had uterine fibroids, 8434 had adenomyosis, 876 had caesarean scar pregnancies, and 341 had placenta accreta. RESULTS: The median age, height, weight, BMI of the patients was 42 years, 158 mm, 56 kg, 22...
May 24, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789638/human-carbonic-anhydrase-8-aav8-gene-therapy-inhibits-nerve-growth-factor-signaling-producing-prolonged-analgesia-and-anti-hyperalgesia-in-mice
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Gerald Z Zhuang, Udita Upadhyay, Xiaoying Tong, Yuan Kang, Diana M Erasso, Eugene S Fu, Konstantinos D Sarantopoulos, Eden R Martin, Tim Wiltshire, Luda Diatchenko, Shad B Smith, William Maixner, Roy C Levitt
Carbonic anhydrase-8 (Car8; murine gene symbol) is an allosteric inhibitor of inositol trisphosphate receptor-1 (ITPR1), which regulates neuronal intracellular calcium release. We previously reported that wild-type Car8 overexpression corrects the baseline allodynia and hyperalgesia associated with calcium dysregulation in the waddle (wdl) mouse due to a 19 bp deletion in exon 8 of the Car8 gene. In this report, we provide preliminary evidence that overexpression of the human wild-type ortholog of Car8 (CA8 WT ), but not the reported CA8 S100P loss-of-function mutation (CA8 MT ), inhibits nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced phosphorylation of ITPR1, TrkA (NGF high-affinity receptor), and ITPR1-mediated cytoplasmic free calcium release in vitro...
April 24, 2018: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786639/chemogenetic-enhancement-of-axon-regeneration-following-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-the-slick-a-mouse
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Poonam B Jaiswal, Olivia C Mistretta, Patricia J Ward, Arthur W English
The effects of chemogenetics on axon regeneration following peripheral nerve transection and repair were studied in mice expressing a Cre-dependent excitatory designer receptor exclusively activated by designer drugs (DREADD) and Cre-recombinase/yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) in a subset of motor and sensory neurons and cortical motoneurons (SLICK-A). Sciatic nerves were cut and repaired and mice were treated either once, at the time of injury, or five days per week for two weeks with clozapine N-oxide (CNO) (1 mg/kg, i...
May 22, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783071/mef2a-regulates-calpain-3-expression-in-l6-myoblasts
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Ronghua Wu, Jun Wang, Jian Yao, Zhangji Dong, Yan Liu, Mei Liu
Calpain 3 (Capn3), a skeletal muscle-specific member of the calpain family, executes some non-proteolytic functions besides its role as a Ca2+ -regulated proteolytic enzyme. Previously, we found that changes in Capn3 expression were linearly correlated with the degree of muscular atrophy following reversible sciatic nerve injury and that knockdown of Capn3 gene expression promoted myoblast differentiation. While the regulation of capn3 gene expression is interesting, transcriptional regulation of Capn3 is still unclear...
May 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780165/a-medial-prefrontal-cortex-nucleus-acumens-corticotropin-releasing-factor-circuitry-for-neuropathic-pain-increased-susceptibility-to-opioid-reward
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Yuanzhong Kai, Yanhua Li, Tingting Sun, Weiwei Yin, Yu Mao, Jie Li, Wen Xie, Shi Chen, Likui Wang, Juan Li, Zhi Zhang, Wenjuan Tao
Recent studies have shown that persistent pain facilitates the response to morphine reward. However, the circuit mechanism underlying this process remains ambiguous. In this study, using chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve in mice, we found that persistent neuropathic pain reduced the minimum number of morphine conditioning sessions required to induce conditioned place preference (CPP) behavior. This dose of morphine had no effect on the pain threshold. In the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which is involved in both pain and emotion processing, corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) expressing neuronal activity was increased in CCI mice...
May 21, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777135/n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subtype-2b-antagonist-ro-25-6981-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-by-inhibiting-postsynaptic-density-95-expression
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Ling-Er Huang, Shao-Hui Guo, Lalita Thitiseranee, Yan Yang, Yan-Feng Zhou, Yong-Xing Yao
Postsynaptic density-95 (PSD-95) is a synaptic scaffolding protein that plays a crucial role in the development of neuropathic pain. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. To address the role of PSD-95 in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subtype 2B (NR2B) -mediated chronic pain, we investigated the relationship between PSD-95 activation and NR2B function in the spinal cord, by using a rat model of sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI). We demonstrate that the expression levels of total PSD-95 and cAMP response element binding protein (CREB), as well as phosphorylated NR2B, PSD-95, and CREB, in the spinal dorsal horn, and the interaction of NR2B with PSD-95 were increased in the CCI animals...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775143/testing-the-effectiveness-and-the-contribution-of-experimental-supercharge-reversed-end-to-side-nerve-transfer
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Mustafa Nadi, Sudheesh Ramachandran, Abir Islam, Joanne Forden, Gui Fang Guo, Rajiv Midha
OBJECTIVE Supercharge end-to-side (SETS) transfer, also referred to as reverse end-to-side transfer, distal to severe nerve compression neuropathy or in-continuity nerve injury is gaining clinical popularity despite questions about its effectiveness. Here, the authors examined SETS distal to experimental neuroma in-continuity (NIC) injuries for efficacy in enhancing neuronal regeneration and functional outcome, and, for the first time, they definitively evaluated the degree of contribution of the native and donor motor neuron pools...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774960/alteration-of-nociceptive-integration-in-the-spinal-cord-of-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Keri-Ann Charles, Frédéric Naudet, Rabia Bouali-Benazzouz, Marc Landry, Philippe De Deurwaerdère, Pascal Fossat, Abdelhamid Benazzouz
BACKGROUND: Pain is a major non motor symptom that contributes to impaired quality of life in PD. However, its mechanism is unknown. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: We sought to identify the pain phenotypes and parallel changes in spinal integration of peripheral stimuli in a rat model of PD induced by lesions of SN dopamine neurons, using behavioral plantar and von Frey tests as well as electrophysiology of the dorsal horn. RESULTS: We show that dopamine depletion by 6-OHDA induced hypersensitivity to mechanical and thermal stimuli...
May 18, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772575/therapeutic-effect-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-amplified-in-vitro-on-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-in-rats
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Feng-Jie Wang, Dan Cui, Wei-Dong Qian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to explore whether the adoptive transfusion of autologous CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (CD4+CD25+ Tregs) has a therapeutic effect on Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) model rats, and it provides new experimental and theoretical bases for the immunotherapy of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). METHODS: CD4+CD25+ Tregs were sorted from the spleens of rats using immunomagnetic bead separation techniques combined with flow cytometry...
May 14, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772369/sciatic-neuralgia-caused-by-may-thurner-syndrome-case-report
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Kazuaki Yamamoto, Gakuji Gondo, Hidemitsu Ogino, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Masahiko Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka, Taisuke Kawasaki
BACKGROUND: Sciatic neuralgia (SN) is a type of pain commonly associated with lumbosacral radiculopathy. May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is a disease characterized by venous congestion in the left common iliac vein (LCIV) due to right common iliac artery compression. In this report, the authors describe a case of MTS with SN as the first presenting symptom. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old man gradually developed left SN; however, radiological examination showed no causal findings...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770147/koumine-attenuates-neuroglia-activation-and-inflammatory-response-to-neuropathic-pain
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Gui-Lin Jin, Sai-Di He, Shao-Mei Lin, Li-Mian Hong, Wan-Qing Chen, Ying Xu, Jian Yang, Su-Ping Li, Chang-Xi Yu
Despite decades of studies, the currently available drugs largely fail to control neuropathic pain. Koumine-an alkaloidal constituent derived from the medicinal plant Gelsemium elegans Benth.-has been shown to possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and the possible underlying mechanisms of koumine. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of koumine were explored by using chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve (CCI) neuropathic pain model in vivo and LPS-induced injury in microglia BV2 cells in vitro ...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768956/-express-attenuation-of-trpv1-by-amg-517-after-nerve-injury-promotes-peripheral-axonal-regeneration-in-rats
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Juan Bai, F U Liu, Li-Fei Wu, Ya-Fang Wang, Xia-Qing Li
AIMS: The main objective was to investigate the effects of the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) on nerve regeneration following sciatic transection injury by functional blockage of TRPV1 using AMG-517, a specific blocker of TRPV1. METHODS: AMG-517 was injected into the area surrounding ipsilateral lumbar dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) 30 min after unilateral sciatic nerve transection. The number of sciatic axons and the expression of growth associated protein-43 (GAP-43) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) were examined using semi-thin sections, western blot, and immunofluorescence analyses...
January 1, 2018: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766026/development-of-intrathecal-aav9-gene-therapy-for-giant-axonal-neuropathy
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Rachel M Bailey, Diane Armao, Sahana Nagabhushan Kalburgi, Steven J Gray
An NIH-sponsored phase I clinical trial is underway to test a potential treatment for giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) using viral-mediated GAN gene replacement (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02362438). This trial marks the first instance of intrathecal (IT) adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene transfer in humans. GAN is a rare pediatric neurodegenerative disorder caused by autosomal recessive loss-of-function mutations in the GAN gene, which encodes the gigaxonin protein. Gigaxonin is involved in the regulation, turnover, and degradation of intermediate filaments (IFs)...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763613/neuroprotective-effect-of-duloxetine-in-a-mouse-model-of-diabetic-neuropathy-role-of-glia-suppressing-mechanisms
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Mona K Tawfik, Seham A Helmy, Dahlia I Badran, Sawsan A Zaitone
AIMS: Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is one of the most frequent complications of diabetes and the current therapies have limited efficacy. This study aimed to study the neuroprotective effect of duloxetine, a serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), in a mouse model of diabetic neuropathy. MAIN METHODS: Nine weeks after developing of PDN, mice were treated with either saline or duloxetine (15 or 30 mg/kg) for four weeks. The effect of duloxetine was assessed in terms of pain responses, histopathology of sciatic nerve and spinal cord, sciatic nerve growth factor (NGF) gene expression and on the spinal expression of astrocytes (glial fibrillary acidic protein, GFAP) and microglia (CD11 b)...
May 12, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763577/comparison-of-the-regenerative-effects-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-and-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-on-injured-peripheral-nerve-an-experimental-study
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Damla Torul, Mehmet Cihan Bereket, Mehmet Emin Onger, Gamze Altun
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) on peripheral nerve injury in the early period of healing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty Wistar albino rats were used in this study. Rats were divided into control (C), damaged (D), PRF, and PRGF groups. The left sciatic nerves of each group were identified as group C. Crush-type injury was performed on the right sciatic nerves of the D, PRF, and PRGF groups...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762181/intraneural-ultrasound-guided-sciatic-nerve-block-minimum-effective-volume-and-electrophysiologic-effects
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Gianluca Cappelleri, Andrea Luigi Ambrosoli, Marco Gemma, Valeria Libera Eva Cedrati, Federico Bizzarri, Giorgio Francesco Danelli
BACKGROUND: Both extra- and intraneural sciatic injection resulted in significant axonal nerve damage. This study aimed to establish the minimum effective volume of intraneural ropivacaine 1% for complete sensory-motor sciatic nerve block in 90% of patients, and related electrophysiologic variations. METHODS: Forty-seven consecutive American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II patients received an ultrasound-guided popliteal intraneural nerve block following the up-and-down biased coin design...
May 15, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756651/optical-signature-of-nerve-tissue-exploratory-ex-vivo-study-comparing-optical-histological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-different-adipose-and-nerve-tissues
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Andrea J R Balthasar, Torre M Bydlon, Hans Ippel, Marjolein van der Voort, Benno H W Hendriks, Gerald W Lucassen, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Maarten van Kleef, Paul van Dijk, Arno Lataster
BACKGROUND: During several anesthesiological procedures, needles are inserted through the skin of a patient to target nerves. In most cases, the needle traverses several tissues-skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels-to reach the target nerve. A clear identification of the target nerve can improve the success of the nerve block and reduce the rate of complications. This may be accomplished with diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) which can provide a quantitative measure of the tissue composition...
May 14, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755607/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-nerve-palsy-following-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
#18
Shunsuke Kawano, Motoki Sonohata, Masaru Kitajima, Masaaki Mawatari
Background: Nerve palsy following total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a complication that worsens the functional prognosis. The present study analyzed the risk factors of nerve palsy following THA. Methods: The subjects of this study included 6,123 cases in which primary THA was performed under spinal anesthesia with cementless implants used in the posterolateral approach. Results: Fourteen cases (0.22%) developed nerve palsy following THA, all of which involved palsy of the entire peroneal nerve region...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752233/electro-physiology-of-coupling-model-and-its-impact-on-naja-kaouthia-venom-treated-sciatic-nerves-of-toad
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H K Das, P P Sahu
Demyelination in peripheral nerves causes dysfunction of slowing down and stoppage of nerve impulses causing many neurological diseases, such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, etc. This paper aims to develop a recovery model having interaction of a demyelinated nerve with a normal myelinated nerve. We validated the model by coupling between peripheral nerve of toad (demyelinated with Naja kaouthia venom) and a normal nerve of toad. An increase in both nerve conduction velocity as well as compound action potential amplitude is observed in the repetition of the experiments indicating gradual recovery of the patients...
May 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751848/differentiation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-into-schwann-cell-like-cells-through-intermittent-induction-potential-advantage-of-cellular-transient-memory-function
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Xun Sun, Yun Zhu, He-Yong Yin, Zhi-Yuan Guo, Feng Xu, Bo Xiao, Wen-Li Jiang, Wei-Min Guo, Hao-Ye Meng, Shi-Bi Lu, Yu Wang, Jiang Peng
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a worldwide issue associated with severe social and economic burden. Autologous nerve grafting, the gold standard treatment for peripheral nerve defects, still has a number of technical limitations. Tissue engineering technology is a novel therapeutic strategy, and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are promising seed cells for nerve tissue engineering. However, the efficiency of traditional methods for inducing the differentiation of MSCs to Schwann cell-like cells (SCLCs) remains unsatisfactory...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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