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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803750/motor-cortex-and-spinal-cord-neuromodulation-promote-corticospinal-tract-axonal-outgrowth-and-motor-recovery-after-cervical-contusion-spinal-cord-injury
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N Zareen, M Shinozaki, D Ryan, H Alexander, A Amer, D Truong, N Khadka, A Sarkar, S Naeem, M Bikson, J Martin
Cervical injuries are the most common form of SCI. In this study, we used a neuromodulatory approach to promote skilled movement recovery and repair of the corticospinal tract (CST) after a moderately severe C4 midline contusion in adult rats. We used bilateral epidural intermittent theta burst (iTBS) electrical stimulation of motor cortex to promote CST axonal sprouting and cathodal trans-spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) to enhance spinal cord activation to motor cortex stimulation after injury. We used Finite Element Method (FEM) modeling to direct tsDCS to the cervical enlargement...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782237/comparison-of-bladder-inhibitory-effects-of-patterned-spinal-nerve-stimulation-with-conventional-neuromodulation-in-the-rat
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Xin Su, Heather A Simenson, Kunal Paralikar, Heather D Orser
OBJECTIVES: The present study compared the effectiveness of patterned frequency of spinal nerve stimulation (SNS) with continuous, fixed-frequency nerve stimulation in an animal model of the bladder reflex contraction (BRC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In anesthetized female rats, wire electrodes were placed under each of the L6 spinal nerve to produce bilateral SNS. A cannula was placed into the bladder via the urethra, and the urethra was ligated to ensure an isovolumetric bladder...
August 7, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782181/public-regulatory-databases-as-a-source-of-insight-for-neuromodulation-devices-stimulation-parameters
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REVIEW
Doe Kumsa, G Karl Steinke, Gregory F Molnar, Eric M Hudak, Fred W Montague, Shawn C Kelley, Darrel F Untereker, Alan Shi, Benjamin P Hahn, Chris Condit, Hyowon Lee, Dawn Bardot, Jose A Centeno, Victor Krauthamer, Pavel A Takmakov
OBJECTIVE: The Shannon model is often used to define an expected boundary between non-damaging and damaging modes of electrical neurostimulation. Numerous preclinical studies have been performed by manufacturers of neuromodulation devices using different animal models and a broad range of stimulation parameters while developing devices for clinical use. These studies are mostly absent from peer-reviewed literature, which may lead to this information being overlooked by the scientific community...
August 7, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781176/electrical-neuromodulation-of-the-respiratory-system-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jan T Hachmann, Peter J Grahn, Jonathan S Calvert, Dina I Drubach, Kendall H Lee, Igor A Lavrov
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a complex and devastating condition characterized by disruption of descending, ascending, and intrinsic spinal circuitry resulting in chronic neurologic deficits. In addition to limb and trunk sensorimotor deficits, SCI can impair autonomic neurocircuitry such as the motor networks that support respiration and cough. High cervical SCI can cause complete respiratory paralysis, and even lower cervical or thoracic lesions commonly result in partial respiratory impairment. Although electrophrenic respiration can restore ventilator-independent breathing in select candidates, only a small subset of affected individuals can benefit from this technology at this moment...
August 3, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770481/the-role-of-advanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-techniques-in-multiple-sclerosis-clinical-trials
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Kedar R Mahajan, Daniel Ontaneda
Magnetic resonance imaging has been crucial in the development of anti-inflammatory disease-modifying treatments. The current landscape of multiple sclerosis clinical trials is currently expanding to include testing not only of anti-inflammatory agents, but also neuroprotective, remyelinating, neuromodulating, and restorative therapies. This is especially true of therapies targeting progressive forms of the disease where neurodegeneration is a prominent feature. Imaging techniques of the brain and spinal cord have rapidly evolved in the last decade to permit in vivo characterization of tissue microstructural changes, connectivity, metabolic changes, neuronal loss, glial activity, and demyelination...
August 2, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769869/impact-of-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-functional-movement-disorders-cortical-modulation-or-a-behavioral-effect
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Béatrice Garcin, Francine Mesrati, Cécile Hubsch, Thomas Mauras, Iulia Iliescu, Lionel Naccache, Marie Vidailhet, Emmanuel Roze, Bertrand Degos
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies suggest that repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) improves functional movement disorders (FMDs), but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. The objective was to determine whether the beneficial action of TMS in patients with FMDs is due to cortical neuromodulation or rather to a cognitive-behavioral effect. METHOD: Consecutive patients with FMDs underwent repeated low-frequency (0.25 Hz) magnetic stimulation over the cortex contralateral to the symptoms or over the spinal roots [root magnetic stimulation (RMS)] homolateral to the symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769868/hydrogen-sulfide-mediating-both-excitatory-and-inhibitory-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-meningeal-nociception-and-headache-generation
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Christiane Teicher, Roberto De Col, Karl Messlinger
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a neuromodulator acting through nitroxyl (HNO) when it reacts with nitric oxide (NO). HNO activates transient receptor potential channels of the ankyrin type 1 (TRPA1) causing release of calcitonin gene-related peptide from primary afferents. Activation of meningeal nociceptors projecting to the human spinal trigeminal nucleus (STN) may lead to headaches. In a rat model of meningeal nociception, the activity of spinal trigeminal neurons was used as read-out for the interaction between H2S and NO...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757244/inverse-modulation-of-motor-neuron-cellular-and-synaptic-properties-can-maintain-the-same-motor-output
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Thomas James McClelland, David Parker
Although often examined in isolation, a single neuromodulator typically has multiple cellular and synaptic effects. Here, we have examined the interaction of the cellular and synaptic effects of 5-HT in the lamprey spinal cord. 5-HT reduces the amplitude of glutamatergic synaptic inputs and the slow post-spike afterhyperpolarization (sAHP) in motor neurons. We examined the interaction between these effects using ventral root activity evoked by stimulation of the spinal cord. While 5-HT reduced excitatory glutamatergic synaptic inputs in motor neurons to approximately 60% of control, ventral root activity was not significantly affected...
July 28, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723864/sacral-neuromodulation-for-fecal-incontinence-a-review-of-the-central-mechanisms-of-action
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Paul T J Janssen, Niels Komen, Jarno Melenhorst, Nicole D Bouvy, Ali Jahanshahi, Yasin Temel, Stephanie O Breukink
OBJECTIVE: Fecal incontinence (FI) has a devastating effect on the quality of life and results in social isolation. Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is proven to be an effective, minimal invasive treatment modality for FI. Despite the increasing application of SNM, the exact mechanisms of action remain unclear. The initial assumption of peripheral motor neurostimulation is not supported by increasing evidence, which report effects of SNM outside the pelvic floor. A new hypothesis states that afferent signals to the brain are essential for a successful therapy...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716325/peripheral-and-sacral-neuromodulation-in-the-treatment-of-neurogenic-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
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Paholo G Barboglio Romo, Priyanka Gupta
Sacral and peripheral neuromodulation are minimally invasive surgical procedures that are third-line therapy options for the treatment of patients with idiopathic overactive bladder syndrome. There has been interest in their efficacy in the management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD). Contemporary data suggest promising outcomes for urinary and bowel symptoms in carefully selected patients with spinal cord injury and/or multiple sclerosis. This article reviews the current literature regarding urinary and bowel outcomes in patients with NLUTD and also discusses contemporary studies that suggest that treatment during particular stages of neurologic injury may prevent long-term urinary sequelae...
August 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699685/pocket-pain-and-neuromodulation-negligible-or-neglected
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Sofie Dietvorst, Thomas Decramer, Robin Lemmens, Bart Morlion, Bart Nuttin, Tom Theys
OBJECTIVES: Pain encountered at the site of the implantable pulse generator (IPG) after invasive neuromodulation is a well-known and important complication. The reported incidence of implant site pain is variable, ranging between 0.4 and 35%. Implant site pain has never been systematically studied and no treatment guidelines are available. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed an observational study (study registration number mp05728) on the incidence and the determining factors of implant site pain, the subjective rating of intensity by sending questionnaires (n = 554) to our cohort of neuromodulation patients with IPGs...
July 12, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673064/effects-of-acute-sacral-neuromodulation-at-different-frequencies-on-bladder-overactivity-in-pigs
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Xing Li, Limin Liao, Guoqing Chen, Zhaoxia Wang, Han Deng
PURPOSE: We investigated the effects of different stimulation frequencies on the inhibition of bladder overactivity by sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in pigs. METHODS: Implant-driven stimulators were used to stimulate the S3 spinal nerve in 13 pigs. Cystometry was performed by infusing normal saline (NS) or acetic acid (AA). SNM (pulse width, 210 µsec) at frequencies ranging from 5 to 50 Hz was conducted at the intensity threshold at which observable perianal and/or tail movement was induced...
June 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666061/conditional-neuromodulation-of-neurogenic-detrusor-overactivity-using-transrectal-stimulation-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-proof-of-principle-study
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Sarah Louise Knight, Nuwani Edirisinghe, Brian Leaker, Judith Susser, Michael Duncan Craggs
AIMS: A proof of principle study of a novel wearable device to control neurogenic detrusor over-activity in eight male spinal cord injured subjects using conditional neuromodulation. METHODS: Transrectal stimulation was delivered through the device in response to simultaneously recorded external anal sphincter (EAS) contraction as a marker for neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). The effect of conditional neuromodulation on bladder capacity and maximum detrusor pressure was investigated in addition to reliability of dyssynergic sphincter contraction as a marker for NDO...
June 30, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655149/neuromodulation-of-axon-terminals
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Darpan Chakraborty, Dennis Q Truong, Marom Bikson, Hanoch Kaphzan
Understanding which cellular compartments are influenced during neuromodulation underpins any rational effort to explain and optimize outcomes. Axon terminals have long been speculated to be sensitive to polarization, but experimentally informed models for CNS stimulation are lacking. We conducted simultaneous intracellular recording from the neuron soma and axon terminal (blebs) during extracellular stimulation with weak sustained (DC) uniform electric fields in mouse cortical slices. Use of weak direct current stimulation (DCS) allowed isolation and quantification of changes in axon terminal biophysics, relevant to both suprathreshold (e...
June 24, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648406/n-2-morpholin-4-yl-ethyl-2-1naphthyloxy-acetamide-inhibits-the-chronic-constriction-injury-generated-hyperalgesia-via-the-antagonism-of-sigma-1-receptors
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Josué Vidal Espinosa-Juárez, Osmar Antonio Jaramillo-Morales, Gabriel Navarrete-Vázquez, Luis Alberto Melo Hernández, Myrna Déciga-Campos, Francisco Javier López-Muñoz
The most used therapeutic treatment to relieve neuropathic pain is that of neuromodulators such as anti-epileptics or anti-depressants; however, there are alternatives that may be potentially useful. The sigma-1 receptor is a therapeutic target that has shown favorable results at preclinical levels. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-hyperalgesic effect of N-(2-morpholin-4-yl-ethyl)-2-(1-naphthyloxy) acetamide (NMIN) in a chronic constriction injury model (CCI) and compare it both a sigma-1 antagonist (BD-1063) and also Gabapentin, as well as determine its possible role as an antagonist of sigma-1 receptors...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642680/weight-bearing-over-ground-stepping-in-an-exoskeleton-with-non-invasive-spinal-cord-neuromodulation-after-motor-complete-paraplegia
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Parag Gad, Yury Gerasimenko, Sharon Zdunowski, Amanda Turner, Dimitry Sayenko, Daniel C Lu, V Reggie Edgerton
We asked whether coordinated voluntary movement of the lower limbs could be regained in an individual having been completely paralyzed (>4 year) and completely absent of vision (>15 year) using two novel strategies-transcutaneous electrical spinal cord stimulation at selected sites over the spine as well as pharmacological neuromodulation by buspirone. We also asked whether these neuromodulatory strategies could facilitate stepping assisted by an exoskeleton (EKSO, EKSO Bionics, CA) that is designed so that the subject can voluntarily complement the work being performed by the exoskeleton...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607170/oxytocin-and-serotonin-brain-mechanisms-in-the-nonhuman-primate
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Arthur Lefevre, Nathalie Richard, Mina Jazayeri, Pierre-Aurélien Beuriat, Sylvain Fieux, Luc Zimmer, Jean-René Duhamel, Angela Sirigu
Oxytocin (OT) is increasingly studied for its therapeutic potential in psychiatric disorders, which are associated with the deregulation of several neurotransmission systems. Studies in rodents demonstrated that the interaction between OT and serotonin (5-HT) is critical for several aspects of social behavior. Using PET scan in humans, we have recently found that 5-HT 1A receptor (5-HT1AR) function is modified after intranasal oxytocin intake. However, the underlying mechanism between OT and 5-HT remains unclear...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576833/spinal-cord-stimulation-reduces-ventricular-arrhythmias-during-acute-ischemia-by-attenuation-of-regional-myocardial-excitability
#18
Kimberly Howard-Quijano, Tatsuo Takamiya, Erica A Dale, Jasmine Kipke, Yukiko Kubo, Tristan Grogan, Andyshea Afyouni, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Aman Mahajan
BACKGROUND: Myocardial ischemia creates autonomic nervous system imbalance and can trigger cardiac arrhythmias. We hypothesize that neuromodulation by spinal cord stimulation (SCS) will attenuate local cardiac sympathoexcitation from ischemia-induced increases in afferent signaling, reduce ventricular arrhythmias, and improve myocardial function during acute ischemia. METHODS: Yorkshire pigs (n=20) were randomized to SCS (50 Hz at 200μsec duration, current 90% motor threshold) or Sham for 30 min prior to ischemia...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526145/alpha-2-agonists
#19
REVIEW
Viet Nguyen, Dawn Tiemann, Edward Park, Ali Salehi
Alpha-2 adrenergic receptors are spread throughout the central and peripheral nervous system, specifically in the pontine locus coeruleus, medullospinal tracts, rostral ventrolateral medulla, and the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. Alpha-2 agonist agents cause neuromodulation in these centers, leading to sedation, analgesia, vasodilatation, and bradycardia with little effect on the respiratory drive, which accounts for their good safety profile. The 2 major drugs in this group are clonidine and dexmedetomidine...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522414/therapeutic-potential-of-agmatine-for-cns-disorders
#20
REVIEW
Vivian B Neis, Priscila B Rosa, Gislaine Olescowicz, Ana Lúcia S Rodrigues
Agmatine is a neuromodulator that regulates multiple neurotransmitters and signaling pathways. Several studies have focused on elucidating the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of this molecule, which seems to be mediated by a reduction in oxidative damage, neuroinflammation, and proapoptotic signaling. Since these events are implicated in acute and chronic excitotoxicity-related disorders (ischemia, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative, and psychiatric disorders) as well as in nociception, agmatine has been proposed as a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders...
September 2017: Neurochemistry International
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