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Xiangqian Li, Lin Chen, Hong Lin, Luping Cao, Ji'an Cheng, Jian Dong, Lin Yu, Jiandong Ding
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: The authors conducted a study to determine the efficacy and safety of the poly(D,L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(D,L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) thermogel to prevent peridural fibrosis in an adult rat laminectomy model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Peridural fibrosis often occurs after spinal laminectomy. It might cause persistent back and/or leg pain postoperatively and make a reoperation more difficult and dangerous...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323403/discovery-of-potent-antiallodynic-agents-for-neuropathic-pain-targeting-p2x3-receptors
#2
Young-Hwan Jung, Yong-Chul Kim, Yeo Ok Kim, Hai Lin, Joong-Heui Cho, Jin-Hee Park, So-Deok Lee, Jinsu Bae, Koon Mook Kang, Yoon Gyoon Kim, Ae Nim Pae, Hyojin Ko, Chul-Seung Park, Myung Ha Yoon
Antagonism of the P2X3 receptor is one of the potential therapeutic strategies for the management of neuropathic pain because P2X3 receptors are predominantly localized on small to medium diameter C- and Aδ-fiber primary afferent neurons, which are related to the pain-sensing system. In this study, 5-hydroxy pyridine derivatives were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their in vitro biological activities by two-electrode voltage clamp assay at hP2X3 receptors. Among the novel hP2X3 receptor antagonists, intrathecal treatment of compound 29 showed parallel efficacy with pregabalin (calcium channel modulator) and higher efficacy than AF353 (P2X3 receptor antagonist) in the evaluation of its antiallodynic effects in spinal nerve ligation rats...
March 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320042/calcium-channel-modulation-as-a-target-in-chronic-pain-control
#3
REVIEW
Ryan Patel, Carlota Montagut-Bordas, Anthony H Dickenson
Neuropathic pain remains poorly treated for large numbers of patients and little progress has been made in developing novel classes of analgesics. To redress this issue, ziconotide (Prialt(TM) ) was developed and approved as a first in class synthetic version of ω-conotoxin MVIIA, a Cav 2.2 peptide blocker. Unfortunately, the impracticalities of intrathecal delivery, low therapeutic index and severe neurological side effects associated with ziconotide has restricted its use to exceptional circumstances. Ziconotide exhibits no state or use dependent block of Cav 2...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318987/a-clinical-evaluation-of-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-intravenous-alfaxalone-in-cyclodextrin-in-male-and-female-rats-following-a-loading-dose-and-constant-rate-infusion
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Kate L White, Stuart Paine, John Harris
OBJECTIVE: To characterise, as a clinical study, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and describe the hypnotic effect of the neurosteroid alfaxalone (3α-hydroxy-5 α-pregnane-11, 20-dione) formulated with 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin in male and female rats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, experimental laboratory study. ANIMALS: A total of 12 (six male and six female) adult, aged-matched Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: Surgery and instrumentation was performed under isoflurane anaesthesia in an oxygen/nitrous oxide mixture (1:2) and local anaesthetic infiltration...
February 1, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318850/safety-and-efficacy-of-hyperosmolar-irrigation-solution-in-shoulder-arthroscopy
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Nicholas M Capito, James L Cook, Bernardo Yahuaca, Marie D Capito, Seth L Sherman, Matthew J Smith
BACKGROUND: A hyperosmolar irrigation solution has been reported to be safe and have potential benefits for use during shoulder arthroscopy in an animal model study. In this study, the clinical effects of a hyperosmolar solution were compared with a standard isotonic solution when used for shoulder arthroscopy. METHODS: A prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial was performed to compare isotonic (273 mOsm/L) and hyperosmolar (593 mOsm/L) irrigation solutions used for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318085/inflammatory-double-hit-model-of-temporomandibular-joint-disorder-with-elevated-ccl2-cxcl9-cxcl10-rantes-and-behavioural-hypersensitivity-in-tnfr1-r2-mice
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S L McIlwrath, R Nesemeier, F Ma, H S Oz, L Zhang, K N Westlund
BACKGROUND: Patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), reactive arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis often have combined etiology of hereditary and microenvironmental factors contributing to joint pain. Multiple clinical and animal studies indicate 'double-hit' inflammatory insults can cause chronic inflammation. The first inflammatory insult primes the immune system and subsequent insults elicit amplified responses. The present 'double hit' study produced a chronic orofacial pain model in mice with genetic deletion of both TNFα receptors (TNFR1/R2-/-), investigating the main nociceptive signalling pathways in comparisons to wild type mice...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304248/sustained-release-buprenorphine-improves-postsurgical-clinical-condition-but-does-not-alter-survival-or-cytokine-levels-in-a-murine-model-of-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Nicole L Herndon, Sheila Bandyopadhyay, Eldad A Hod, Kevin A Prestia
Cecal ligation and perforation (CLP) is a common technique for studying sepsis in mice. Because of the invasiveness of the procedure and its effects on clinical condition, many animal care and use committees require the use of analgesics with CLP. However, some analgesics have immunomodulatory effects and thus can hinder the overall research outcomes of a project. Here we sought to determine the effects of buprenorphine hydrochloride (Bup HCl) compared with sustained-release buprenorphine (Bup SR) on clinical condition, plasma concentrations of monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP) 1 and IL6, and overall mortality in a murine CLP model of sepsis...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300758/methylsulfonylmethane-applications-and-safety-of-a-novel-dietary-supplement
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REVIEW
Matthew Butawan, Rodney L Benjamin, Richard J Bloomer
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) has become a popular dietary supplement used for a variety of purposes, including its most common use as an anti-inflammatory agent. It has been well-investigated in animal models, as well as in human clinical trials and experiments. A variety of health-specific outcome measures are improved with MSM supplementation, including inflammation, joint/muscle pain, oxidative stress, and antioxidant capacity. Initial evidence is available regarding the dose of MSM needed to provide benefit, although additional work is underway to determine the precise dose and time course of treatment needed to provide optimal benefits...
March 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298073/electro-acupuncture-modulated-mir-214-prevents-neuronal-apoptosis-by-targeting-bax-and-inhibits-sodium-channel-nav1-3-expression-in-rats-after-spinal-cord-injury
#9
Jing Liu, Yaochi Wu
Electro-acupuncture (EA) has been proven to contribute towards neurologic and functional recoveries in spinal cord injury (SCI), but the underlying mechanism remains largely unknown especially regarding the effects of preventing neuronal apoptosis and alleviating neuropathic pain involved in the development of EA. In this study, we evaluated the effect of EA treatment in an animal model of SCI using the Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan (BBB) score method, lesion volume by cresyl violet staining and neuronal apoptosis by TUNEL staining...
March 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291179/the-influence-of-direct-inoculation-of-propionibacterium-acnes-on-modic-changes-in-the-spine-evidence-from-a-rabbit-model
#10
Zhi Shan, Xuyang Zhang, Shengyun Li, Tianming Yu, Maiwulanjiang Mamuti, Fengdong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Modic changes (inflammatory-like changes visible on magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] scans of a vertebral end plate) are common and are associated with low back pain, but their origin is unclear. To our knowledge, there have been no previous in vivo animal models of Modic changes. We hypothesized that Modic changes may be related to Propionibacterium acnes. METHODS: Ten New Zealand White rabbits were injected percutaneously with 1 mL of P. acnes (1.6 × 10 colony forming units/mL) into the subchondral bone superior to the L4-L5 and L5-L6 discs; 10 other control rabbits received sham injections at L4-L5 and 1 mL of normal saline solution (vehicle) at L5-L6...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286285/minocycline-reduces-mechanical-allodynia-and-depressive-like-behaviour-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-rat
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Diana Amorim, Sónia Puga, Rui Bragança, António Braga, Antti Pertovaara, Armando Almeida, Filipa Pinto-Ribeiro
A common and devastating complication of diabetes mellitus is painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) that can be accompanied by emotional disorders such as depression. A few studies have suggested that minocycline that inhibits microglia may attenuate pain hypersensitivity in PDN. Moreover, a recent study reported that minocycline has an acute antidepressive-like effect in diabetic animals. Here we studied whether (i) prolonged minocycline treatment suppresses pain behaviour in PDN, (ii) the minocycline effect varies with submodality of pain, and (iii) the suppression of pain behaviour by prolonged minocycline treatment is associated with antidepressive-like effect...
March 7, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286178/vagus-nerve-stimulation-suppresses-acute-noxious-activation-of-trigeminocervical-neurons-in-animal-models-of-primary-headache
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Simon Akerman, Bruce Simon, Marcela Romero-Reyes
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has been reported to be effective in the abortive treatment of both migraine and cluster headache. Using validated animal models of acute dural-intracranial (migraine-like) and trigeminal-autonomic (cluster-like) head pain we tested whether VNS suppresses ongoing and nociceptive-evoked firing of trigeminocervical neurons to explain its abortive effects in migraine and cluster headache. Unilateral VNS was applied invasively via hook electrodes placed on the vagus nerve. A single dose of ipsilateral or contralateral VNS, to trigeminal recording and dural-stimulating side, suppressed ongoing spontaneous and noxious dural-evoked trigeminocervical neuronal firing...
March 9, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281673/bace1-across-species-a-comparison-of-the-in-vivo-consequences-of-bace1-deletion-in-mice-and-rats
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Martin Weber, Tiffany Wu, William J Meilandt, Sara L Dominguez, Hilda O Solanoy, Janice A Maloney, Hai Ngu, Miriam Baca, Chung Kung, Lisa Lima, Timothy K Earr, Daniel Fleck, Shannon D Shields, William F Forrest, Oded Foreman, Søren Warming, Ryan J Watts, Kimberly Scearce-Levie
Assessing BACE1 (β-site APP cleaving enzyme 1) knockout mice for general health and neurological function may be useful in predicting risks associated with prolonged pharmacological BACE1 inhibition, a treatment approach currently being developed for Alzheimer's disease. To determine whether BACE1 deletion-associated effects in mice generalize to another species, we developed a novel Bace1(-/-) rat line using zinc-finger nuclease technology and compared Bace1(-/-) mice and rats with their Bace1(+/+) counterparts...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279735/development-of-a-pharmacodynamic-biomarker-to-measure-target-engagement-from-inhibition-of-the-ngf-trka-pathway
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Eric A Price, Alicja Krasowska-Zoladek, Kausik K Nanda, Shawn J Stachel, Darrell A Henze
BACKGROUND: NGF signaling through TrkA triggers pathways involved in a wide range of biological effects. Clinical trials targeting either NGF or TrkA are ongoing to treat various diseases in the areas of oncology, neuroscience, and for pain, but there is no described measure of target engagement of TrkA in these studies. NEW METHOD: We have developed custom ELISA assays to measure NGF-induced phosphorylation of TrkA specific for rodent and human receptors. Optimized tissue processing methods allow for detection in both the brain and in skin...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278355/functional-and-structural-plasticity-in-the-primary-somatosensory-cortex-associated-with-chronic-pain
#15
REVIEW
Woojin Kim, Sun Kwang Kim, Junichi Nabekura
Tissue or nerve injury induces widespread plastic changes from the periphery and spinal cord up to the cortex, resulting in chronic pain. Although many clinicians and researchers have extensively studied altered nociceptive signaling and neural circuit plasticity at the spinal cord level, effective treatments to ameliorate chronic pain are still insufficient. For about the last two decades, the rapid development in macroscopic brain imaging studies on humans and animal models have revealed maladaptive plastic changes in the 'pain matrix' brain regions, which may subsequently contribute to chronic pain...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277328/isobolographic-analysis-of-drug-combinations-with-intrathecal-brl52537-%C3%AE%C2%BA-opioid-agonist-pregabalin-calcium-channel-modulator-af-353-p2x3-receptor-antagonist-and-a804598-p2x7-receptor-antagonist-in-neuropathic-rats
#16
Young-Hwan Jung, Yeo Ok Kim, Jung Hyun Han, Yong-Chul Kim, Myung Ha Yoon
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain should be treated with drug combinations exhibiting multiple analgesic mechanisms of action because the mechanism of neuropathic pain involves multiple physiological causes and is mediated by multiple pathways. In this study, we defined the pharmacological interaction of BRL52537 (κ-opioid agonist), pregabalin (calcium channel modulator), AF 353 (P2X3 receptor antagonist), and A804598 (P2X7 receptor antagonist). METHODS: Animal models of neuropathic pain were established by spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in male Sprague-Dawley rats, and responses to the mechanical stimulation using von Frey filaments were measured...
March 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275689/distinct-microbiome-neuroimmune-signatures-correlate-with%C3%A2-functional-abdominal-pain-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ruth Ann Luna, Numan Oezguen, Miriam Balderas, Alamelu Venkatachalam, Jessica K Runge, James Versalovic, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, George M Anderson, Tor Savidge, Kent C Williams
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Emerging data on the gut microbiome in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suggest that altered host-microbe interactions may contribute to disease symptoms. Although gut microbial communities in children with ASD are reported to differ from individuals with neurotypical development, it is not known whether these bacteria induce pathogenic neuroimmune signals. METHODS: Because commensal clostridia interactions with the intestinal mucosa can regulate disease-associated cytokine and serotonergic pathways in animal models, we evaluated whether microbiome-neuroimmune profiles (from rectal biopsy specimens and blood) differed in ASD children with functional gastrointestinal disorders (ASD-FGID, n = 14) compared with neurotypical (NT) children with FGID (NT-FGID, n = 15) and without abdominal pain (NT, n = 6)...
March 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275210/phytomedicine-in-joint-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Dorin Dragos, Marilena Gilca, Laura Gaman, Adelina Vlad, Liviu Iosif, Irina Stoian, Olivera Lupescu
Chronic joint inflammatory disorders such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have in common an upsurge of inflammation, and oxidative stress, resulting in progressive histological alterations and disabling symptoms. Currently used conventional medication (ranging from pain-killers to biological agents) is potent, but frequently associated with serious, even life-threatening side effects. Used for millennia in traditional herbalism, medicinal plants are a promising alternative, with lower rate of adverse events and efficiency frequently comparable with that of conventional drugs...
January 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270193/cutaneous-neurogenic-inflammation-in-the-sensitized-acupoints-induced-by-gastric-mucosal-injury-in-rats
#19
Wei He, Xiao-Yu Wang, Hong Shi, Wan-Zhu Bai, Bin Cheng, Yang-Shuai Su, Xiao-Chun Yu, Xiang-Hong Jing, Bing Zhu
BACKGROUND: In acupuncture practice, the most important step is to confirm the location of a sensitized acupoint which reflects a diagnosis and can be stimulated with a specialized needle to treat the disease. Abnormal symptoms such as hyperalgesia or allodynia at the sensitized acupoints in patients with visceral disorders are considered to be in relation with referred pain and neurogenic inflammation. Yet, limited study has investigated the cutaneous neurochemical changes of the sensitized acuponits...
March 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263010/bilateral-analgesic-effects-of-abobotulinumtoxina-dysport-%C3%A2-following-unilateral-administration-in-the-rat
#20
C Favre-Guilmard, P-E Chabrier, M Kalinichev
BACKGROUND: In addition to inhibition of muscle and glandular hyperactivity, botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) type A also interferes with pain processing. Previously, in a rat model of paclitaxel-induced polyneuropathy, abobotulinumtoxinA (aboBoNT-A) elicited analgesic effects not only in the injected paw, but also in the contralateral, non-injected paw. METHODS: Here, we assessed bilateral analgesic effects of unilateral aboBoNT-A in several chronic pain models in Sprague-Dawley rats...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
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