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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521265/optimizing-the-electrodiagnostic-accuracy-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-subtypes-criteria-sets-and-sparse-linear-discriminant-analysis
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Antonino Uncini, Luigi Ippoliti, Nortina Shahrizaila, Yukari Sekiguchi, Satoshi Kuwabara
OBJECTIVE: To optimize the electrodiagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) subtypes at first study. METHODS: The reference electrodiagnosis was obtained in 53 demyelinating and 45 axonal GBS patients on the basis of two serial studies and results of anti-ganglioside antibodies assay. We retrospectively employed sparse linear discriminant analysis (LDA), two existing electrodiagnostic criteria sets (Hadden et al., 1998; Rajabally et al., 2015) and one we propose that additionally evaluates duration of motor responses, sural sparing pattern and defines reversible conduction failure (RCF) in motor and sensory nerves at second study...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518071/nerve-sparing-mid-urethral-obstruction-nemo-in-female-small-rodents
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Martin Sidler, Karen J Aitken, Jia Xin Jiang, Darius J Bägli
Partial bladder outlet obstruction (pBOO) has a high prevalence, causes significant patient burden, and immense health care costs. The most common animal model to investigate bladder remodeling in pBOO are female rodents undergoing partial obstruction at the proximal urethra. Variability in the degree of obstruction and animal mortality are major concerns with proximal obstruction. Furthermore, dissecting around the proximal urethra and bladder neck jeopardizes bladder innervation. We developed a nerve-sparing mid-urethral obstruction (NeMO) model for pBOO avoiding the disadvantages of the traditional model...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508686/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-of-the-femur-a-rare-diagnosis-supported-by-complete-immunohistochemical-loss-of-h3k27me3
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Masato Sugawara, Eisuke Kobayashi, Naofumi Asano, Akihiko Yoshida, Akira Kawai
The histological diagnosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is challenging because of the wide morphological spectrum and suboptimal performance of conventional immunohistochemical markers. MPNST arising primarily in the bone is exceptional, and its definitive diagnosis, particularly out of the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) context, is even more problematic. Recurrent inactivation of EED or SUZ12 in a majority of MPNSTs results in a complete loss of trimethylated histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27me3) immunoreactivity, making it a highly specific biomarker of MPNSTs...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504930/extracorporeal-stimulation-of-sacral-nerve-roots-for-observation-of-pelvic-autonomic-nerve-integrity-description-of-a-novel-methodological-setup
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Tomasz Moszkowski, Daniel Kauff, Celine Wegner, Roman Ruff, Karin Somerlik-Fuchs, Thilo Krueger, Piotr Augustyniak, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Werner Kneist
INTRODUCTION: Neurophysiologic monitoring can improve autonomic nerve sparing during critical phases of rectal cancer surgery. OBJECTIVES: To develop a system for extracorporeal stimulation of sacral nerve roots. METHODS: Dedicated software controlled a ten-electrode stimulation array by switching between different electrode configurations and current levels. A built-in impedance and current level measurement assessed the effectiveness of current injection...
May 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500219/mechanisms-of-enhanced-phrenic-long-term-facilitation-in-sod1-g93a-rats
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Nicole L Nichols, Irawan Satriotomo, Latoya L Allen, Ashley M Grebe, Gordon S Mitchell
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative motor neuron disease, causing muscle paralysis and death from respiratory failure. Effective means to preserve/restore ventilation are necessary to increase the quality and duration of life in ALS patients. At disease end-stage in a rat ALS model (SOD1(G93A)), acute intermittent hypoxia (AIH) restores phrenic nerve activity to normal levels via enhanced phrenic long-term facilitation (pLTF). Mechanisms enhancing pLTF in end-stage SOD1(G93A) rats are not known...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498403/mus-musculus-microrna-449a-ameliorates-neuropathic-pain-by-decreasing-the-level-of-kcnma1-and-trpa1-and-increasing-the-level-of-tpte
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Shan Lu, Sichao Ma, Yunyun Wang, Tao Huang, Zhihua Zhu, Guoqing Zhao
Neuropathic pain is a nerve disorder characterized by the dysregulation of ion channels in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. MicroRNAs (miRs) may be associated with the molecular mechanisms underlying the altered levels of ion channels; however, the molecular mechanisms remain widely unknown. To investigate these mechanisms, the present study conducted a genomic analysis of miR between a unilateral spared nerve injury (SNI) model and sham control. Differentially expressed miRs between the SNI and sham groups were selected for transfection of DRG cells, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) array analysis was subsequently performed...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498243/a-controlled-study-on-vaginal-blood-flow-during-sexual-arousal-among-early-stage-cervical-cancer-survivors-treated-with-conventional-radical-or-nerve-sparing-surgery-with-or-without-radiotherapy
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Rinske Maria Bakker, Quirine D Pieterse, Luc R C W van Lonkhuijzen, Baptist J B M Z Trimbos, Carien L Creutzberg, Gemma G Kenter, Cor D de Kroon, Moniek M Ter Kuile
OBJECTIVE: Sexual problems among cervical cancer survivors may in part be caused by reduced vaginal blood flow due to damaged hypogastric nerves during radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy and/or by radiation-induced vaginal changes after pelvic radiotherapy. A nerve-sparing modification of radical hysterectomy (NSRH) may preserve vaginal blood flow. Vaginal blood flow during sexual arousal was compared between different treatment modalities. METHODS: We investigated premenopausal women treated for early-stage cervical cancer with radical hysterectomy (n = 29), NSRH (n = 28), NSRH with radiotherapy (n = 14), and controls (n = 31)...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497446/the-role-of-water-jet-dissection-in-improving-erectile-function-and-urinary-continence-after-nerve-sparing-prostatectomy
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Peter V Glybochko, Leonid M Rapoport, Eugene A Bezrukov, Eugene S Sirota, Gurgen A Martirosyan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess erectile function (EF) and urinary continence (UC) recovery after nerve-sparing retropubic radical prostatectomy (NS-RRPE) and nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (NS-LRPE) depending on the neurovascular bundle (NVB) dissection technique used. METHODS: Twenty-four hour pad test was used to assess the degree of postoperative UC 1, 6 and 12 months after the surgery. For the purpose of EF assessment, International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire was used...
May 10, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495555/oncological-and-functional-outcomes-of-sexual-function-preserving-cystectomy-compared-with-standard-radical-cystectomy-in-men-a-systematic-review
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Virginia Hernández, Estefania Linares Espinos, James Dunn, Steven MacLennan, Thomas Lam, Yuhong Yuan, Eva Compérat, Nigel C Cowan, Georgios Gakis, Thierry Lebrét, Antoine G van der Heijden, Johannes Alfred Witjes, Maria J Ribal
INTRODUCTION: Different sexual function-preserving surgical techniques aimed at improving voiding and sexual function in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer have been described. The objective of this systematic review is to determine the effect of sexual function-preserving cystectomy (SPC) on functional and oncological outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant databases were searched covering the time frame 2000 to 2015. All publications presenting data on any type of SPC reporting oncological or functional outcomes with a minimum follow-up of 1 year were identified...
May 8, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490344/dosimetric-advantage-of-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-intraocular-cancer
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Zhenxiang Deng, Lanxiao Shen, Xiaomin Zheng, Yongqiang Zhou, Jinling Yi, Ce Han, Congying Xie, Xiance Jin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the dosimetric advantages of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in the treatment of intraocular cancer by comparing it directly with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (CRT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). METHODS: CRT plan, 7f-IMRT plan, and one-arc VMAT plan were generated for 14 intraocular cancer patients. Dosimetric and biological quality indices for target volume and organs at risks (OARs) were evaluated and compared...
May 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488986/effect-of-a-smoking-cessation-program-on-sexual-function-recovery-following-robotic-prostatectomy-at-kaiser-permanente-southern-california
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Seena Safavy, Patrick S Kilday, Jeff M Slezak, George A Abdelsayed, Teresa N Harrison, Steven J Jacobsen, Gary W Chien
INTRODUCTION: The association between cigarette smoking and erectile dysfunction has been well established. Studies demonstrate improvements in erectile rigidity and tumescence as a result of smoking cessation. Radical prostatectomy is also associated with worsening of erectile function secondary to damage to the neurovascular bundles. To our knowledge, no previous studies have examined the relationship between smoking cessation after prostate cancer diagnosis and its effect on sexual function following robotic prostatectomy...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487079/d-aspartic-acid-ameliorates-painful-and-neuropsychiatric-changes-and-reduces-%C3%AE-amyloid-a%C3%AE-1-42-peptide-in-a-long-lasting-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Antimo D'Aniello, Livio Luongo, Rosaria Romano, Monica Iannotta, Ida Marabese, Serena Boccella, Carmela Belardo, Vito de Novellis, Claudio Arra, Antonio Barbieri, Biagio D'Aniello, Anna Scandurra, Laura Migliozzi, George Fisher, Francesca Guida, Sabatino Maione
Depressive symptoms and other neuropsychiatric dysfunctions are common in neurodegenerative disorders, including chronic pain and dementia. A correlation between the β-amyloid protein accumulation and the development of depression has been suggested, however the underlying mechanisms are unknown. d-Aspartate (d-Asp) is a free d-amino acid found in the mammalian brain and involved in neurological and psychiatric processes, such as cognition and affective disorders. In this study we have investigated the effects of a repeated treatment with d-Asp in a long-lasting (12 months) model of neuropathic pain, the spared nerve injury (SNI), in mice...
May 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482594/a-bridging-sf-alg-composite-scaffold-loaded-ngf-for-spinal-cord-injury-repair
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Genlong Jiao, Yongqin Pan, Cunchuang Wang, ZhaoXia Li, Zhizhong Li, Rui Guo
Neurons loss and axons degeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI) gradually give rise to result in functional motor and sensory impairment. A bridging biomaterial scaffold that allows the axons to grow through has been investigated for the repair of injured spinal cord. In this study, we introduced a silk fibroin (SF)-based neurobridge as scaffold enriched with/without nerve growth factor (NGF) that can be utilized as a therapeutic approach for spinal cord repair. NGF released from alginate (Alg) microspheres on SF scaffold (SF/Alg composites scaffolds) to the central lesion site of SCI significantly enhanced the sparing of spinal cord tissue and increased the number of surviving neurons...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471893/midbrain-infarction-resulting-in-bilateral-pseudoabducens-palsies
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Bonnie M Kaas, David S Zee, Amir Kheradmand, Daniel R Gold
INTRODUCTION: Pseudoabducens palsy refers to abduction paresis in the absence of a pontine or peripheral nerve process. This finding has been described with mesodiencephalic lesions, and likely has a common mechanism with thalamic esotropia. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with near-complete ophthalmoparesis, sparing only adduction of the left eye. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain demonstrated midbrain infarction. CONCLUSIONS: Pseudoabducens palsy is likely underrecognized, but can be highly localizing when identified...
May 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467398/pathophysiology-and-management-of-urinary-tract-endometriosis
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REVIEW
Camran Nezhat, Rebecca Falik, Sara McKinney, Louise P King
Endometriosis predominantly affects the pelvic reproductive organs but can also affect the urinary tract. A number of theories for the pathogenesis of endometriosis have been suggested, but the exact mechanisms remain elusive. Endometriotic lesions can be found on both the ureter and bladder, and the optimal therapeutic approach depends on the extent, depth, and location of these lesions. Medical approaches, including hormonal therapies such as GnRH agonists and oral contraceptives, tend to be a temporary measure, but can be useful in a preoperative setting or if the patient is unsuitable for surgery, and are also useful as a postoperative treatment...
May 3, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464840/sparing-of-normal-tissues-with-volumetric-arc-radiation-therapy-for-glioblastoma-single-institution-clinical-experience
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Tina Marie Briere, Mary Frances McAleer, Lawrence B Levy, James N Yang
BACKGROUND: Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) require radiotherapy as part of definitive management. Our institution has adopted the use of volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) due to superior sparing of the adjacent organs at risk (OARs) compared to intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Here we report our clinical experience by analyzing target coverage and sparing of OARs for 90 clinical treatment plans. METHODS: VMAT and IMRT patient cohorts comprising 45 patients each were included in this study...
May 2, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462944/functional-outcomes-of-clinically-high-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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F Abdollah, D Dalela, A Sood, J Sammon, R Cho, L Nocera, M Diaz, W Jeong, J O Peabody, N Fossati, G Gandaglia, A Briganti, F Montorsi, M Menon
BACKGROUND: To ascertain 3-year urinary continence (UC) and sexual function (SF) recovery following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for clinically high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: Retrospective analyses of a prospectively maintained database for 769 patients with D'Amico high-risk PCa undergoing RARP at two tertiary care centers in the United States and Europe between 2001 and 2014. The association between time since RARP and recovery of UC (defined as 0 pad/one safety liner per day) and SF (defined as sexual health inventory for men (SHIM) score ⩾17) was tested in separate preoperative and post-operative Cox-proportional hazards regression models...
May 2, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462605/editorial-comment-on-end-2016-0830-or-r1
#18
Joseph L Chin
"Focal therapy/Partial Ablation" for prostate cancer now garners significant attention and controversy. Critics and skeptics point to the known multifocality nature of prostate cancer, countered by proponents of focal therapy with the "dominant index lesion versus secondary lesions" theory. Tay et al. used the C.O.L.D. Registry to retrospectively assess oncologic and functional outcomes of partial cryoablation, comparing with a propensity score-matched group who had whole gland ablation. It should be emphasized that the authors selected for partial ablation only patients with low volume, intermediate risk disease...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459142/orgasmic-dysfunction-after-radical-prostatectomy
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REVIEW
Paolo Capogrosso, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Walter Cazzaniga, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia
In addition to urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, several other impairments of sexual function potentially occurring after radical prostatectomy (RP) have been described; as a whole, these less frequently assessed disorders are referred to as neglected side effects. In particular, orgasmic dysfunctions (ODs) have been reported in a non-negligible number of cases, with detrimental impacts on patients' overall sexual life. This review aimed to comprehensively discuss the prevalence and physiopathology of post-RP ODs, as well as potential treatment options...
April 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459044/prostate-mri-prior-to-radical-prostatectomy-effects-on-nerve-sparing-and-pathological-margin-status
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Sasha C Druskin, Jen-Jane Liu, Allen Young, Zhaoyong Feng, Seyed S Dianat, Wesley W Ludwig, Bruce J Trock, Katarzyna J Macura, Christian P Pavlovich
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the positive surgical margin (PSM) and nerve sparing (NS) rates in patients who underwent prostate MRI (pMRI) prior to radical prostatectomy (RP) and compare them with matched, nonimaged control RP patients. METHODS: We identified 204 men who underwent preoperative pelvic MRI (pelMRI), of whom 176 (86.3%) underwent pMRIs, within 60 days of RP, and compared them (1:1) with a nonim-aged control group matched by surgeon, age, race, body mass index (BMI), prostate-specific antigen (PSA), pathological Gleason score, prostate specimen weight, and RP year...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
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