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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781068/pelvic-floor-muscle-training-with-or-without-tibial-nerve-stimulation-and-lifestyle-changes-have-comparable-effects-on-the-overactive-bladder-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lina Bykoviene, Raimondas Kubilius, Rosita Aniuliene, Egle Bartuseviciene, Arnoldas Bartusevicius
PURPOSE: To compare effects of transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TPTNS) and pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in women with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We randomized 67 women ? 18 years with OAB to three parallel groups: group I (n = 22) received life-style recommendations (LSR) only; group II (n = 24) had LSR + PFMT and group III (n = 21) had LSR + PFMT + TPTNS. Urgency, evaluated by a 3-day voiding diary before treatment and six weeks later, was the main outcome measure...
May 21, 2018: Urology Journal
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/29773501/what-is-new-in-neuromodulation-for-overactive-bladder
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Manuela Tutolo, Enrico Ammirati, Frank Van der Aa
We reviewed the available studies on efficacy and safety of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) and sacral nerve modulation (SNM) for overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms not responsive to conservative treatments. We limited our search to randomized trials, in English, with at least 20 adult patients, and 6 mo and 12 wk of follow-up for SNM and PTNS, respectively, published between January 1998 and December 2017. Therapeutic success ranges from 61% to 90% for SNM and from 54% to 79% for PTNS. Both techniques are effective and safe, with no life-threatening adverse effects...
May 14, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765886/reference-value-for-infrapatellar-branch-of-saphenous-nerve-conduction-study-cadaveric-and-clinical-study
#4
Keon-Tae Kim, Yong-Ki Kim, Jung Ro Yoon, Yundam Ko, Myung Eun Chung
Objective: To determine the optimal stimulation and recording site for infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve (IPBSN) conduction studies by a cadaveric study, and to confirm that obtained location is practically applicable to healthy adults. Methods: Twelve lower limbs from six cadavers were studied. We defined the optimal stimulation site as the point IPBSN exits the sartorius muscle and the distance or ratio were measured on the X- and Y-axis based on the line connecting the medial and lateral poles of the patella...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765578/lipid-lowering-drugs-statins-and-peripheral-neuropathy
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Mohammadreza Emad, Hosein Arjmand, Hamid Reza Farpour, Bahareh Kardeh
Background and aim: Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder with often unknown causes. Some drugs, including statins, are proposed to be among the causes of peripheral neuropathy. This study aimed at evaluating this condition by electrodiagnostic study among patients who had received statins. Methods: This case-control study was conducted in Shiraz, Iran in 2015, and included 39 patients aged 35-55 who had received statins for at least 6 months, and 39 healthy matched controls...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757068/physiotherapy-interventions-for-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Pedro Fuentes-Márquez, Irene Cabrera-Martos, Marie Carmen Valenza
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the available scientific evidence on physiotherapy interventions in the management of chronic pelvic pain (CPP). DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was performed. An electronic search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science databases was performed to identify relevant randomized trials from 2010-2016. STUDY SELECTION: Manuscripts were included if at least one of the comparison groups received a physiotherapy intervention...
May 14, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756516/transplantation-of-a-peripheral-nerve-with-neural-stem-cells-plus-lithium-chloride-injection-promote-the-recovery-of-rat-spinal-cord-injury
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Li-Qun Zhang, Wen-Ming Zhang, Lingxiao Deng, Zi-Xing Xu, Wen-Bin Lan, Jian-Hua Lin
Transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) holds great potential for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, transplanted NSCs poorly survive in the SCI environment. We injected NSCs into tibial nerve and transplanted tibial nerve into a hemisected spinal cord and investigated the effects of lithium chloride (LiCl) on the survival of spinal neurons, axonal regeneration, and functional recovery. Our results show that most of the transplanted NSCs expressed glial fibrillary acidic protein, while there was no obvious expression of nestin, neuronal nuclei, or acetyltransferase found in NSCs...
January 1, 2018: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749662/high-resolution-nerve-ultrasound-and-electrophysiological-findings-in-restless-legs-syndrome
#8
K Pitarokoili, M Fels, A Kerasnoudis, L Toenges, R Gold, M-S Yoon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a multifactorial network disorder of a sensorimotor system extending from dopaminergic and glutamatergic cerebral structures to the spinal neurons and peripheral nerves. The role of peripheral nerve damage in the causality and severity progression for RLS patients remains unclear. METHODS: We performed a clinical and epidemiological study on a cohort of 34 RLS patients focusing on RLS risk factors and disease severity...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732943/do-changes-in-spinal-reflex-excitability-elicited-by-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-differ-based-on-the-site-of-cerebellar-stimulation
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Akiyoshi Matsugi
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to investigate whether spinal reflex excitability is influenced by the site of cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation (C-TMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen healthy volunteers (mean age: 24.6 ± 6.6 years [11 men]) participated. Participants lay on a bed in the prone position, with both ankle joints fixed to prevent unwanted movement. Right tibial nerve stimulation was provided to elicit the H-reflex in the right soleus muscle...
May 6, 2018: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729596/nerve-ultrasound-normal-values-readjustment-of-the-ultrasound-pattern-sum-score-upss
#10
Alexander Grimm, Hubertus Axer, Bianka Heiling, Natalie Winter
OBJECTIVE: Reference values are crucial for nerve ultrasound. Here, we reevaluated normal nerve and fascicle cross-sectional area (CSA) values in humans and compared them to published values. Based on these data, ultrasound pattern sum score (UPSS) boundary values were revisited and readjusted. METHODS: Ultrasound of different peripheral nerves was performed in 100 healthy subjects at anatomically defined landmarks. Correlations with age, gender, height and weight were calculated...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720796/value-of-motor-nerve-conduction-studies-in-the-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-tarsal-tunnel-syndrome-a-single-center-prospective-observational-study-from-india
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Ajoy Sodani, Mukesh Dube, Rahul Jain
Background: Nerve conduction studies are considered to be the gold standard for diagnosing secondary tarsal tunnel syndrome (s TTS), but their utility in the diagnosis of idiopathic tarsal tunnel syndrome (i TTS) is largely unknown. Objective: We sought to investigate the value of motor nerve conductions studies (MNCS) in the diagnosis of clinically suspected i TTS. Materials and Methods: Twenty-six (52 limbs) adult patients of clinically suspected i TTS were subjected to motor nerve conductions of posterior tibial nerve, and its branches and motor conduction parameters were compared with those of 45 healthy controls...
January 2018: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705497/presynaptic-inhibition-mechanisms-may-subserve-the-spinal-excitability-modulation-induced-by-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation
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Sidney Grosprêtre, Nicolas Gueugneau, Alain Martin, Romuald Lepers
This study aimed at deciphering the origins of spinal excitability modulation that follows neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). Ten participants (age: 24.6 ± 4.2 years) performed 2 randomized NMES sessions on plantar flexors with frequencies of stimulations of 20 or 100 Hz (pulse width: 1 ms) at 20% of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC). Before and after each session, the posterior tibial nerve was stimulated to record H-reflex of soleus (SOL), gastrocnemius medialis (GM) and gastrocnemius lateralis (GL)...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704953/risk-factors-associated-with-amputation-in-civilian-popliteal-artery-trauma
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Michael J Ramdass, Alyssa Muddeen, Patrick Harnarayan, Richard Spence, David Milne
Popliteal artery trauma is uncommon but is associated with a high risk of limb loss depending on the scenario involving blunt or penetrating trauma as well as the severity and extent of injury that has occurred. In our setting there is a significant amount of gang and civilian warfare resulting in Vascular Trauma. There were 32 patients over a decade who sustained traumatic injury to the popliteal artery consisting of 30 males (94%) and 2 females with an age range 16-59 years with a mean of 32. There were 20 cases of penetrating trauma (63%) and 12 cases of blunt trauma (37%)...
April 24, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701037/-warming-acupuncture-combined-with-conventional-acupuncture-for-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-with-syndrome-of-yang-deficiency-and-cold-coagulation-obstruction-of-collaterals-and-blood-stasis
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Guoqing Ma, Ting Ye, Zhongren Sun
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy differences between warming acupuncture and conventional acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) with syndrome of yang deficiency and cold coagulation, obstruction of collaterals and blood stasis. METHODS: A total of 64 patients were randomly divided into a warming acupuncture group and a conventional acupuncture group, 32 cases in each one. Based on basic treatment of blood glucose regulation, warming acupuncture was applied at Pishu (BL 20), Shenshu (BL 23), Guanyuanshu (BL 26), Zusanli (ST 36), Chongyang (ST 42), Quchi (LI 11) and Hegu (LI 4) in the warming acupuncture group, while acupuncture was applied at the identical acupoints in the conventional acupuncture group...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700593/neurovascular-and-tendon-injuries-due-to-ankle-arthroscopy-portals-a-meta-analysis-of-interventional-cadaveric-studies
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Kaissar Yammine, Chahine Assi
Neurovascular and tendon structures are considered at risk when performing ankle arthroscopy. Injury rate and distance from portals to such structures varied in the literature. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the injury risk of these structures in terms of proximity and injury prevalence. Thirteen studies including 184 cadaveric ankle arthroscopy procedures met the inclusion criteria. The antero-central portal exhibited the highest frequencies of nerve/vessel proximity and nerve/vessel missed injuries...
April 26, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700404/preservation-of-rat-limbs-by-hyperbaric-carbon-monoxide-and-oxygen
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Naoyuki Hatayama, Shuichi Hirai, Munekazu Naito, Hayato Terayama, Jun Araki, Hiroki Yokota, Masayuki Matsushita, Xiao-Kang Li, Masahiro Itoh
Cold ischemia times ranging from <6 h to as long as 24 h are generally quoted as the limits for attempting the replantation of amputated extremities. In this study, we aimed to assess the effect of hyperbaric carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen (O2 ) on rat limb preservation. Donor rat limbs were preserved in a chamber filled with hyperbaric CO and O2 for 3 days (CO + O2 3 days) or 7 days (CO + O2 7 days). Positive and negative control groups were created by using non-preserved limbs (NP) and limbs wrapped in saline-moistened gauze for 3 days (SMG 3 days), respectively...
April 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682596/spared-nerve-injury-model-of-neuropathic-pain-in-mice
#17
Joseph Cichon, Linlin Sun, Guang Yang
Experimental models of peripheral nerve injury have been developed to study mechanisms of neuropathic pain in living animals. The spared nerve injury (SNI) model in rodents is a partial denervation model, in which the common peroneal and tibial nerves are injured, producing consistent and reproducible tactile hypersensitivity in the skin territory of the spared, intact sural nerve. SNI-operated mice require less force applied to the affected limb to elicit a withdrawal behavior as compared to sham mice. This effect is observed as early as 2 days after surgery and lasts for at least 1 month...
March 20, 2018: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679881/ventrolateral-orbital-cortex-oxytocin-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-through-periaqueductal-gray-opioid-receptor
#18
Mina Taati, Esmaeal Tamaddonfard
BACKGROUND: Oxytocin plays an important role in supraspinal modulation of pain. In the present study, we investigated the effects of ventrolateral orbital cortex (VLOC) microinjection of oxytocin on neuropathic pain after blockade of opioid receptors in this area and ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG). METHODS: Neuropathic pain was induced by complete transcection of preoneal and tibial branches of sciatic nerve. The VLOC and vlPAG were unilaterally (contralateral to the sciatic nerve-injured side) and bilaterally implanted with guide cannulas, respectively...
December 21, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679247/neuromuscular-and-electromechanical-properties-of-ultra-power-athletes-the-traceurs
#19
Sidney Grosprêtre, Philippe Gimenez, Alain Martin
PURPOSE: Practising a power-type activity over years can shape the neuromuscular profile of athletes. This study aimed at comparing the neuromuscular profile of a non-trained group (NT, n = 10) to power athletes practising Parkour (= traceurs, group PK, n = 11), an activity consisting of jumping obstacles mostly in an urban landscape. METHODS: Maximal isometric plantar flexion force (MVC) and rate of torque development (RTD) were evaluated, and neuromuscular function of triceps surae muscles was assessed and compared between groups through the analysis of evoked potentials from posterior tibial nerve stimulation...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675271/the-relationship-between-peripheral-nerve-conduction-velocity-and-ophthalmological-findings-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-early-diabetic-retinopathy
#20
Azusa Ito, Hiroshi Kunikata, Masayuki Yasuda, Shojiro Sawada, Keiichi Kondo, Chihiro Satake, Kazuki Hashimoto, Naoko Aizawa, Hideki Katagiri, Toru Nakazawa
Purpose: Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) is an indicator of neuronal damage in the distal segment of the peripheral nerves. Here, we determined the association between NCV and other systemic and ocular clinical findings, in type 2 diabetes patients with early diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: This study included 42 eyes of 42 type 2 diabetes patients (median age: 54 years) with no DR or with mild nonproliferative DR. Standard statistical techniques were used to determine associations between clinical findings...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
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