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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434831/submuscular-versus-subcutaneous-ulnar-nerve-transposition-a-cadaveric-model-evaluating-their-role%C3%A2-in-primary-ulnar-nerve-repair-at-the-elbow
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Brandon S Smetana, Edward W Jernigan, Wayne A Rummings, Paul S Weinhold, Reid W Draeger, J Megan M Patterson
PURPOSE: To investigate the length gained from subcutaneous and submuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Specifically, the study aimed to define an expected nerve gap able to be overcome, and to determine if a difference between transposition techniques exists. METHODS: Eleven cadaveric specimens from the scapula to fingertip were procured. In situ decompression and mobilization of the ulnar nerve at the elbow followed by simulated laceration of the nerve was performed...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424747/association-between-optic-nerve-head-microcirculation-and-macular-ganglion-cell-complex-thickness-in-eyes-with-untreated-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-a-hemifield-defect
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Ayako Anraku, Kyoko Ishida, Nobuko Enomoto, Seiji Takagi, Hiroyuki Ito, Asuka Takeyama, Fumihiko Yagi, Goji Tomita
Purpose. We evaluated the association between optic nerve head (ONH) microcirculation and macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC) thickness in patients with untreated normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and a hemifield defect. Methods. The medical records of 47 patients with untreated NTG were retrospectively reviewed. Laser speckle flowgraphy was used to obtain mean blur rate (MBR), a relative measure of blood flow. Average total deviation (TD), mGCC, and the circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (cpRNFL) thickness were also analyzed...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420761/in-situ-measurements-of-tensile-forces-in-the-tibialis-anterior-tendon-of-the-rat-in-concentric-isometric-and-resisted-co-contractions
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Martin Schmoll, Ewald Unger, Hazel Sutherland, Michael Haller, Manfred Bijak, Hermann Lanmüller, Jonathan C Jarvis
Tensile-force transmitted by the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon of 11 anesthetized adult male Wistar rats (body-mass: 360.6 ± 66.3 g) was measured in-situ within the intact biomechanical system of the hind-limb using a novel miniature in-line load-cell. The aim was to demonstrate the dependence of the loading-profile experienced by the muscle, on stimulation-frequency and the resistance to shortening in a group of control-animals. Data from these acute-experiments shows the type of loading achievable by means of implantable electrical stimulators activating agonists or agonist/antagonist groups of muscles during programmed resistance-training in freely moving healthy subjects...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417537/the-effects-and-mechanism-of-action-of-methane-on-ileal-motor-function
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Y M Park, Y J Lee, Z Hussain, Y H Lee, H Park
BACKGROUND: Methane has been associated with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, slowing intestinal transit time by augmenting contractile activity. However, the precise mechanism underlying this effect remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the mechanisms underlying the effect of methane on contractile activity, and whether such effects are mediated by nerve impulses or muscular contraction. METHODS: We connected guinea pig ileal muscle strips to a force/tension transducer and measured amplitudes of contraction in response to electrical field stimulation (EFS; 1, 2, 8, 16 Hz) following methane infusion in the presence of tetradotoxin (TTX), atropine, guanethidine, or GR 113808...
April 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416826/-surgical-technique-and-early-clinical-outcomes-of-direct-anterior-approach-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
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M Lv, J Q Zhang, X S Wang, Y Huang, W Li, C Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique of direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty and to report the early clinical outcomes. METHODS: A series of 100 consecutive, unselected patients who had 116 primary total hip arthroplasty surgeries (16 bilateral) done through direct anterior approach from March 11 2015 to June 21 2016 was reviewed. There were 50 male patients and 50 female patients. The average patient age was 51 years, and the average body mass index was 24...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399552/anatomic-relationship-between-right-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-and-cervical-fascia-and-its-application-significance-in-anterior-cervical-spine-surgical-approach
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Jianlin Shan, Heng Jiang, Dajiang Ren, Chongwei Wang
STUDY DESIGN: An anatomic study of anterior cervical dissection of 42 embalmed cadavers. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the anatomic relationship between recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and cervical fascia combined with the requirements in anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There has been no systematic research about how to avoid RLN injury in anterior cervical spine surgical approach from the aspect of the anatomic relationship between RLN and cervical fascia...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394450/effects-of-presynaptic-muscarinic-receptor-blockade-on-neuromuscular-transmission-as-assessed-by-the-train-of-four-and-the-tetanic-fade-response-to-rocuronium
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Yong Beom Kim, Sangseok Lee, Kyeong Cheon Lee, Ha Jung Kim, Young Jin Ro, Hong-Seuk Yang
This study investigated the effect of muscarinic M1 and M2 receptor antagonists on the rocuronium-induced train of four (TOF) fade and tetanic fade, respectively. Ex-vivo phrenic nerves/diaphragms were obtained from adult Sprague-Dawley rats and, stabilized in Krebs buffer, and the nerve-stimulated muscle TOF fade was observed at 20 s intervals. For the TOF study, phrenic nerve/diaphragms were incubated with pirenzepine (an M1 blocker) at concentrations of 0 nM (control), 10 nM (PZP10), or 100 nM (PZP100). Rocuronium was then administered incrementally until the first twitch tension (T1) had depressed by >95% during TOF stimulation...
April 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390806/the-vagal-nerve-stimulation-outcome-and-laryngeal-effect-otolaryngologists-roles-and-perspective
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Ahmad I Al Omari, Firas Q Alzoubi, Mohammad M Alsalem, Samah K Aburahma, Diala T Mardini, Paul F Castellanos
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic disorders. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), first investigated in 1938 and subsequently studied as a potential therapy for epilepsy. The FDA approved the use of VNS in 1997 as an adjunctive non-pharmacologic symptomatic treatment option for refractory epilepsy for adults and adolescents over 12years. VNS can cause laryngeal and voice side effects that can be managed by otolaryngologists safely and effectively. OBJECTIVES: This study is to review the outcomes of vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) implantation in terms of the surgical procedures, complications, seizure frequency, and the clinical effect on larynx and vocal folds motion...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355742/-lumbosacral-nerve-bowstring-disease
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J G Shi, X M Xu, J C Sun, Y Wang, Y F Guo, H S Yang, Q J Kong, Y Yang, G D Shi, W Yuan, L S Jia
Objective: To define a novel disease-lumbosacral nerve bowstring disease, and propose the diagnostic criteria, while capsule surgery was performed and evaluated in the preliminary study. Methods: From June 2016 to December 2016, a total of 30 patients (22 male and 8 female; mean age of 55.1±9.7 years) with lumbosacral nerve bowstring disease were included in Department of Spine Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, the Second Military Medical University.Lumbosacral nerve bowstring disease was defined as axial hypertension of nerve root and spinal cord caused by congenital anomalies, which could be accompanied by other lesions as lumbar disc herniation, spinal cord stenosis or spondylolisthesis, or aggravated by iatrogenic lesions, resulting in neurological symptoms...
March 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349262/%C3%AE-alanine-supplementation-improves-in-vivo-fresh-and-fatigued-skeletal-muscle-relaxation-speed
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Rebecca Louise Jones, Cleveland Thomas Barnett, Joel Davidson, Billy Maritza, William D Fraser, Roger Harris, Craig Sale
PURPOSE: In fresh muscle, supplementation with the rate-limiting precursor of carnosine, β-alanine (BA), results in a decline in muscle half-relaxation time (HRT) potentially via alterations to calcium (Ca(2+)) handling. Accumulation of hydrogen cation (H(+)) has been shown to impact Ca(2+) signalling during muscular contraction, carnosine has the potential to serve as a cytoplasmic regulator of Ca(2+) and H(+) coupling, since it binds to both ions. The present study examined the effect of BA supplementation on intrinsic in-vivo isometric knee extensor force production and muscle contractility in both fresh and fatigued human skeletal muscle assessed during voluntary and electrically evoked (nerve and superficial muscle stimulation) contractions...
May 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344529/clinical-evaluation-after-peripheral-nerve-repair-with-caprolactone-neurotube
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Gabriel Costa Serrão de Araújo, Bernardo Couto Neto, Renato Harley Santos Botelho, Marcio Carpi Malta
Background: Peripheral nerve injuries with substance loss are challenges to surgeons because direct suture repair may result in malfunction due to nerve suture tension. Autologous nerve grafts are alternatives for treating those lesions; however, harvesting grafts adds morbidity at donor sites. Synthetic substitutes are options to bridge the gaps in these situations. The caprolactone neurotubes are used to assist nerve regeneration, but the literature lacks studies that evaluate their results. Methods: This research was designed to clinically evaluate patients undergoing repair of peripheral nerves with that conduit...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343086/modeling-the-influence-of-acute-changes-in-bladder-elasticity-on-pressure-and-wall-tension-during-filling
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Firdaweke G Habteyes, S Omid Komari, Anna S Nagle, Adam P Klausner, Rebecca L Heise, Paul H Ratz, John E Speich
Tension-sensitive nerves in the bladder wall are responsible for providing bladder sensation. Bladder wall tension, and therefore nerve output, is a function of bladder pressure, volume, geometry and material properties. The elastic modulus of the bladder is acutely adjustable, and this material property is responsible for adjustable preload tension exhibited in human and rabbit detrusor muscle strips and dynamic elasticity revealed during comparative-fill urodynamics in humans. A finite deformation model of the bladder was previously used to predict filling pressure and wall tension using uniaxial tension test data and the results showed that wall tension can increase significantly during filling with relatively little pressure change...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336306/efficacy-of-acellular-nerve-allografts-in-trigeminal-nerve-reconstruction
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Andrew Yampolsky, Vincent Ziccardi, Sung-Kiang Chuang
PURPOSE: During trigeminal nerve repair, a gap is sometimes encountered that prevents the tension-free apposition of nerve endings. The use of a processed acellular nerve allograft is a novel technique that shows promise in overcoming this problem. The goal of the present study was to support the slowly evolving body of evidence that acellular processed nerve allografts (Avance; Axogen, Alachua, FL) are a viable alternative to autogenous nerve grafting and the use of conduits for reconstructing defects of the trigeminal nerve...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315568/diurnal-blood-pressure-parameters-in-normal-tension-glaucoma-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-and-healthy-subjects
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Tolga Kocatürk, Çağdaş Akgüllü, Gökhan E Evliçoğlu, İmran K Ömürlü, Harun Çakmak, Ufuk Eryılmaz, Volkan Dayanır
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiology of glaucoma is still undisclosed. Cardiovascular hemodynamic changes are hypothesized to contribute to glaucoma. This study aimed to determine the differences in the diurnal blood pressure (BP) of patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), and controls without glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 129 patients were included in this study. The day-night average systolic and diastolic BPs, the day-night average pulse pressures (PPs), the day-night average heart rates, and the percentage of BP decline at night were obtained from the Holter devices and compared...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298044/a-novel-method-of-lengthening-the-accessory-nerve-for-direct-coaptation-during-nerve-repair-and-nerve-transfer-procedures
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R Shane Tubbs, Andrés A Maldonado, Yolanda Stoves, Fabian N Fries, Rong Li, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, Robert J Spinner
OBJECTIVE The accessory nerve is frequently repaired or used for nerve transfer. The length of accessory nerve available is often insufficient or marginal (under tension) for allowing direct coaptation during nerve repair or nerve transfer (neurotization), necessitating an interpositional graft. An attractive maneuver would facilitate lengthening of the accessory nerve for direct coaptation. The aim of the present study was to identify an anatomical method for such lengthening. METHODS In 20 adult cadavers, the C-2 or C-3 connections to the accessory nerve were identified medial to the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle and the anatomy of the accessory nerve/cervical nerve fibers within the SCM was documented...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293514/platysma-motor-nerve-transfer-for-restoring-marginal-mandibular-nerve-function
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Andres Rodriguez-Lorenzo, David Jensson, Wolfgang J Weninger, Melanie Schmid, Stefan Meng, Chieh-Han John Tzou
BACKGROUND: Injuries of the marginal mandibular nerve (MMN) of the facial nerve result in paralysis of the lower lip muscle depressors and an asymmetrical smile. Nerve reconstruction, when possible, is the method of choice; however, in cases of long nerve gaps or delayed nerve reconstruction, conventional nerve repairs may be difficult to perform or may provide suboptimal outcomes. Herein, we investigate the anatomical technical feasibility of transfer of the platysma motor nerve (PMN) to the MMN for restoration of lower lip function, and we present a clinical case where this nerve transfer was successfully performed...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288589/choroidal-infarction-in-a-glaucoma-patient-with-flammer-syndrome-a-case-report-with-a-long-term-follow-up
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Barbara Terelak-Borys, Iwona Grabska-Liberek, Anita Piekarniak-Wozniak, Katarzyna Konieczka
BACKGROUND: We present a long term follow-up of a young female patient with choroidal infarction, primary open angle glaucoma and Flammer syndrome. The patient had no classical risk factors for vascular occlusions, except for the presence of Flammer syndrome. The essential feature of this syndrome is primary vascular dysregulation, sometimes including vasospasm. The vessels of affected people respond more intensely to a number of stimuli, such as coldness or emotional stress. Any organ can be involved, including parts of the eye...
March 14, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282064/predicting-the-risk-of-parafoveal-scotoma-in-myopic-normal-tension-glaucoma-role-of-optic-disc-tilt-and-rotation
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M S Sung, H Heo, Y S Ji, S W Park
PurposeThe purpose of the study was to evaluate the factors associated with development of parafoveal scotoma in early myopic normal tension glaucoma (NTG).Patients and methodsNinety-nine myopic NTG patients with mean deviation (MD) >-6.0 decibels (dB) were enrolled. Parafoveal scotoma was defined as a visual field (VF) defect within 10° of fixation with at least one point at P<1% lying at the four innermost central points. Systemic factors, optic disc characteristics including tilt ratio, rotation degree, β-zone parapapillary atrophy, disc hemorrhage, and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer and macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (mGCIPL) thickness parameters using optical coherence tomography were evaluated...
March 10, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280481/the-optic-canal-a-bottleneck-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-dynamics-in-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Achmed Pircher, Margherita Montali, Jatta Berberat, Luca Remonda, Hanspeter E Killer
PURPOSE: To report on the optic canal cross-sectional area (OCA) in Caucasian patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) compared with Caucasian control subjects without known optic nerve (ON) diseases. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of computed tomographic images of the cranium and orbits in 56 NTG patients (30 females and 26 males; 99 of 112 eyes; mean age 67.7 ± 11.1 years). Fifty-six age- and gender-matched subjects (mean age: 68.0 ± 11.2 years) without known ON diseases served as controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275873/blink-reflex-habituation-in-migraine-and-chronic-tension-type-headache
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Theodoros Avramidis, Anastasia Bougea, George Hadjigeorgiou, Thomas Thomaides, Alexandros Papadimitriou
ΑBSTRACT: R1 and R2 blink reflex latencies were investigated blind in 55 patients with chronic tension-type headache, 55 patients with migraine, and 55 headache-free controls. Standard electrical stimulation of the supraorbital nerve was applied and the response was recorded from the ipsilateral orbicularis oculi muscles. There were no R1 or R2 latency differences between the three groups. During migraine attacks we observed a statistically significant reduction of R2 amplitude and area. The main finding of our study was the elicitation of the late R2" response at different interstimulus intervals in migraine patients compared to the tension-type headache and control groups...
March 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
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