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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220373/can-nerve-regeneration-on-an-artificial-nerve-conduit-be-enhanced-by-ethanol-induced-cervical-sympathetic-ganglion-block
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Yoshiki Shionoya, Katsuhisa Sunada, Keiji Shigeno, Akira Nakada, Michitaka Honda, Tatsuo Nakamura
This study aimed to determine whether nerve regeneration by means of an artificial nerve conduit is promoted by ethanol-induced cervical sympathetic ganglion block (CSGB) in a canine model. This study involved two experiments-in part I, the authors examined the effect of CSGB by ethanol injection on long-term blood flow to the orofacial region; part II involved evaluation of the effect of CSGB by ethanol injection on inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) repair using polyglycolic acid-collagen tubes. In part I, seven Beagles were administered left CSGB by injection of 99...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196229/chin-wing-technical-note
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P Pouzoulet, F Cheynet, L Guyot, J M Foletti, C Chossegros, P Cresseaux
The chin may be concerned by morphological abnormalities in its various dimensions. Classical genioplasty techniques can be used to correct these but have some disadvantages. The "chin wing", described by Triaca, is a technique of genioplasty extended to the mandibular angles, considering the mandibular basilar border as an anatomical unit, thus achieving a better harmonious functional and aesthetic result. The preoperative assessment included a mandibular Cone Beam to evaluate the position of the inferior alveolar nerve...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194276/modified-backward-avulsion-used-in-the-treatment-of-third-branch-primary-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Chao Liang, Xiao-Yu Wang, Jun Li, Min Zhang, Hong-Fei Liu
OBJECTIVE: A clinical retrospective study was performed to observe the clinical effect of a modified surgical treatment for third-branch primary trigeminal neuralgia. METHOD: Thirty patients who had suffered from neuralgia for several years underwent modified backward avulsion of the inferior alveolar nerve and were followed for 3 to 5 years. In this technique, the inferior alveolar nerve was cut off through the mandibular wisdom tooth extraction socket or the corresponding alveolar ridge window and was avulsed from the mental foramen...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194063/mental-nerve-blocks-for-lip-brachytherapy-a-case-report
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Osama Hafez, Robert S Ackerman, Trip Evans, Sephalie Y Patel, Devang M Padalia
High dose rate interstitial brachytherapy is a commonly performed procedure for carcinoma of the lower lip. Placement of the brachytherapy catheters can be painful and may require monitored anesthesia care or general anesthesia. We present the use of bilateral mental nerve blocks with minimal sedation to facilitate placement of brachytherapy catheters.
November 30, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176141/safflower-extract-and-aceglutamide-injection-promoting-recovery-of-peripheral-innervations-via-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-b-signaling-in-diabetic-mice
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Dan Li, You-Gang Chen, Cui-Juan Zhang, Jing Tian, Xia Li
BACKGROUND: Safflower extract and aceglutamide (SA) has been used clinically for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases such as cerebral embolism, hemorrhage, and mental deterioration. This study aimed to investigate the effect and mechanism of SA injection in the recovery of peripheral innervations of diabetic mice. METHODS: The C57BL/6 male mice were divided into four groups: normal control group (n = 44), diabetic group (n = 44), diabetic + SA group (diabetic mice treated with SA injection, n = 44), and diabetic + SA + vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)1-BL group (diabetic mice treated with SA injection and VEGFR 1 blocking antibody n = 24)...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166635/the-protean-neuropsychiatric-and-vestibuloauditory-manifestations-of-neurosarcoidosis
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Jacqueline J Greene, Ilka C Naumann, Janet M Poulik, Kevin T Nella, Lindsay Weberling, Jeffrey P Harris, Akihiro J Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: A rare subset of sarcoidosis, neurosarcoidosis, is reported to occur in 5-7% of sarcoid patients and can manifest in a variety of ways. The most common are facial paralysis and optic neuritis, less commonly causing cochleovestibulopathy, blindness, anosmia, and other cranial nerve (CN) palsies. The sensory deficit may be severe and psychiatric symptoms may result from the effects of the disease or steroid treatment. Although MRI-compatible cochlear implants are now available, concerns about the feasibility of recoverable hearing with cochlear implantation in these patients as well as the practical difficulty of disease monitoring due to implant artifact must be considered...
November 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157168/burkitt-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-presenting-with-mental-neuropathy-numb-chin-syndrome-in-an-hiv-positive-patient
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N Vora, H Haryee, J C Dickson, R F Miller
Mental nerve neuropathy is usually due to local trauma or dental causes, but may be a manifestation of malignancy. A patient with virologically controlled human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presented with a 'numb chin' on the background of long-standing night sweats, malaise and weight loss, worsening respiratory symptoms, and lymphadenopathy. Burkitt non-Hodgkin lymphoma was diagnosed from histology of a lymph node. Imaging (magnetic resonance imaging and 18fluorodeoxyglucose [FDG]-positron emission tomography-computed tomography [PET-CT]) showed abnormal intracranial enhancement of the right mandibular nerve and extensive 18FDG-avid lymphadenopathy above and below the diaphragm, focal lesions in the spleen and within the right mandible...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149884/predictors-of-early-onset-post-ischemic-stroke-depression-a-cross-sectional-study
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Guilin Meng, Xiaoye Ma, Lei Li, Yan Tan, Xiaohui Liu, Xueyuan Liu, Yanxin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke depression (PSD) seriously affects the rehabilitation of nerve function and quality of life. However, the pathogenesis of PSD is still not clear. This study aimed to investigate the demographic, clinical, and biochemical factors in patients with PSD. METHODS: Patients with an acute ischemic stroke, who met the inclusion criteria at Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital from April 2016 to September 2016, were recruited for this study. The stroke severity was assessed using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and the mental state was assessed using Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), and Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA) at 1 week of admission...
November 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131734/yoga-therapy-in-japan
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Keishin Kimura
This perspective piece gives an overview of the current situation of yoga therapy in Japan today. Traditional yoga in Japan suffered a serious setback in 1995 with a nerve gas terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway, which was carried out by a cult that recruited members through yoga classes. But with the increase in popularity with modern forms of yoga such as Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga and hot yoga in the West, the general public in Japan today is forgetting its aversion to yoga and considers it to be something that can contribute to good health...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126040/5-year-results-of-the-1-5cm-incision-achilles-tendon-repair
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Samuel K K Ling, Amanda Slocum, T H Lui
BACKGROUND: To study a hypothesis that the cost-effective 1.5cm medial incision Achilles tendon repair technique will provide good functional outcomes which are maintained for over 5 years. METHOD: Prospective study of 12 consecutive cases with a minimal 5-year follow-up were recruited from April 2008 to November 2010. Cases whom were mentally incompetent or those which required concomitant procedures were excluded. Outcomes measures included the numeric pain rating scale, motor power strength, range of motion, functional scoring using the AOFAS hindfoot score and patient's self-assessment using the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS)...
December 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101777/percutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-for-chronic-knee-pain-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Da-Peng He, Jun Zhang, Zheng-Fa Bai
Context • Anti-inflammatory drugs are often used to treat chronic knee pain (CKP), but their long-term use is associated with decreased effectiveness and numerous side effects. Complementary and alternative medicine provides additional treatments for the condition, including percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS). However, the benefits of PENS for treatment of CKP are still controversial. Objective • The study intended to assess the effects and safety of PENS for treatment of CKP. Methods • This study was a 2-arm, randomized, sham-controlled trial...
November 4, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078126/differential-diagnosis-of-scrub-typhus-meningitis-from-tuberculous-meningitis-using-clinical-and-laboratory-features
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Ashraf V Valappil, Sohanlal Thiruvoth, Jabir M Peedikayil, Praveenkumar Raghunath, Manojan Thekkedath
OBJECTIVES: The involvement of the central nervous system in the form of meningitis or meningoencephalitis is common in scrub typhus and is an important differential diagnosis of other lymphocytic meningitis like tuberculous meningitis (TBM). The aim of this study was to identify the clinical and laboratory parameters that may be helpful in differentiating scrub typhus meningitis from TBM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We compared of the clinical and laboratory features of 57 patients admitted with scrub typhus meningitis or TBM during a 3-year period...
December 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077686/accessory-mental-foramen-and-maxillofacial-surgery
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Amin Rahpeyma, Saeedeh Khajehahmadi
Accessory mental foramens should be considered in surgical procedures performed in mandibular body and symphysis. Location and content of these foramina has significant impact on the result of surgery.Lip numbness is the catastrophic result if these foramina are violated while their content is nerves that carry sensory inputs from lower lip. Examples of interferences with dental implant, orthognathic, and periapical surgeries are presented and it is discussed in which conditions they complicate oral surgical procedures...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071355/extent-of-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-plasticity-and-its-association-with-working-memory-in-patients-with-alzheimer-disease
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Sanjeev Kumar, Reza Zomorrodi, Zaid Ghazala, Michelle S Goodman, Daniel M Blumberger, Amay Cheam, Corinne Fischer, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Benoit H Mulsant, Bruce G Pollock, Tarek K Rajji
Importance: The extent of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) plasticity in Alzheimer disease (AD) and its association with working memory are not known. Objectives: To determine whether participants with AD had impaired DLPFC plasticity compared with healthy control participants, to compare working memory between participants with AD and controls, and to determine whether DLPFC plasticity was associated with working memory. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional study included 32 participants with AD who were 65 years or older and met diagnostic criteria for dementia due to probable AD with a score of at least 17 on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 16 age-matched control participants...
October 25, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070505/inter-individual-variability-in-muscle-sympathetic-responses-to-static-handgrip-in-young-men-evidence-for-sympathetic-responder-types
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Anthony V Incognito, Connor J Doherty, Jordan B Lee, Matthew J Burns, Philip J Millar
Negative and positive muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) responders have been observed during mental stress. We hypothesized that similar MSNA response patterns could be identified during the first minute of static handgrip and contribute to the inter-individual variability throughout exercise. Supine measurements of multi-unit MSNA (microneurography) and continuous blood pressure (Finometer) were recorded in 29 young healthy men during the first (HG1) and second (HG2) minute of static handgrip (30% maximal voluntary contraction) and subsequent post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO)...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067943/transoral-endoscopic-total-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
T Sivakumar, R A Amizhthu
Conventional open thyroidectomy is often associated with post-operative complications including nerve damage, voice disturbances, paraesthesias, adhesions and prominent scarring. Several endoscopic surgical techniques have been reported as alternatives to conventional thyroidectomy. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery is a promising approach which leaves no scar, produces few complications and affords faster discharge from care. Several studies have explored its utility in total thyroidectomy in patients with benign or malignant thyroid disease...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052225/peripheral-nerve-block-in-ankle-fracture-surgery-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-experiences
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M J Henningsen, R Sort, A M Møller, S F Herling
Peripheral nerve blocks are popular as a mode of anaesthesia for limb surgery and their beneficial effects are well documented in elective surgery. However, concerns have been raised about potential rebound pain outweighing the benefits in acute ankle fracture surgery. Furthermore, pain scores and morphine consumption do not provide a full picture, as pain is subjective. To evaluate the clinical usefulness of peripheral nerve blocks, we explored patients' expectations and experiences by means of semi-structured interviews analysed with systematic text condensation...
October 19, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040222/neurovascular-response-during-exercise-and-mental-stress-in-anabolic-steroid-users
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Rafael Armani Porello, Marcelo Rodrigues Dos Santos, Francis Ribeiro de Souza, Guilherme Wesley Peixoto da Fonseca, Ana Luiza Carrari Sayegh, Tiago Franco de Oliveira, César Abreu Akiho, Maurício Yonamine, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Carlos Eduardo Negrão, Maria-Janieire de Nazaré Nunes Alves
PURPOSE: Increased resting muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) and lower forearm blood flow (FBF) were observed in young men who use anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS). However, the response of MSNA and FBF in AAS users triggered by muscle mechanoreflex and central command has never been tested. Additionally, we evaluated the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) responses during these maneuvers. METHODS: Nineteen AAS users (AASU) aged 31±6 yr and 18 AAS nonusers (AASNU) aged 29±4 yr were recruited...
October 16, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026613/a-case-of-generalized-argyria-presenting-with-muscle-weakness
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Inha Jung, Eun-Jeong Joo, Byung Seong Suh, Cheol-Bae Ham, Ji-Min Han, You-Gyung Kim, Joon-Sup Yeom, Ju-Yeon Choi, Ji-Hye Park
BACKGROUND: Argyria is a rare irreversible cutaneous pigmentation disorder caused by prolonged exposure to silver. Herein, we report a case of generalized argyria that developed after chronic ingestion of soluble silver-nano particles and presented with muscle weakness. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old woman visited our emergency room, complaining of fever and mental deterioration. She was diagnosed with acute pyelonephritis and recovered after antibiotic therapy...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019277/3d-cbct-morphometric-assessment-of-mental-foramen-in-arabic-population-and-global-comparison-imperative-for-invasive-and-non-invasive-procedures-in-mandible
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Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Selham Alhabib, Bader K Alzarea, Muhammad Irshad, Saif Faruqi, Mohd G Sghaireen, Santosh Patil, Rehana Basri
BACKGROUND: Recent advancements in clinical dentistry have increased the possibilities of surgical procedures in the mental region. A detailed knowledge of mental foramen (MF) morphometry is significant to preserve integrity of the mental nerve trunk in surgical interventions such as orthognathic surgery, implant placement and anaesthetic block. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the most accurate position of the mental foramen by using new assessment approach in a sample of dental patients presenting to the specialist dental clinic, College of Dentistry, Al Jouf University, Saudi Arabia...
October 11, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
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