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Recognition Of Sciatica And Its Associated Symptomatology

Domenico Cotugno (Fig. 5), an eighteenth century Italian physician (7), introduced the term sciatica into the medical vocabulary. Without having knowledge of the common etiology of this disabling spinal disorder, he described some of the signs and symptoms commonly seen in association with sciatic pain. Subsequently, Cotugno's disease as an entity gained acceptance in European medicine. Associated clinical findings of sciatica

History Of Surgical Management Of Sciatica

The use of Lipiodol is indispensable, not only with radiography but also with fluo-roscopy. The prognosis depends upon surgical treatment which is midline through the dura. If the protrusion is very lateral, the dura mater should be incised laterally. There is a problem with retraction of the spinal cord in the neck and thorax, particularly evident when the nodule is calcified and embedded in the cord. Such nodules should be suspected in refractory lumbalgia and sciatica. A brickmaker, 44 years old, was hospitalized by Dr. Crouzon for refractory sciatica that had kept him out of all work for 6 months. There was no special precipitating factor, but there was a history of an acute injury to the lumbar region 7 years earlier when he fell 4 meters onto his back and kidneys. After severe pain immobilized him for some days, he was able to go back to work, but with intermittent episodes of lumbago making him rest for 3 to 4 days. Only after 7 years did he begin to have (In June 1930) pains...

Therapeutic Utility Of Immunophilin Ligands In Treating Neurological Disorders

Compounds 3, 4, 8, and 10 were shown to promote regrowth of damaged peripheral nerves in vivo in rats. Treatment of rats with FKBP ligands for 18 days following lesioning of the sciatic nerve produced significant regeneration of damaged nerves, resulting in both more axons and axons with a greater degree of myelination in drug-treated animals relative to controls. At doses of 30 mg kg day, administered subcutane-ously, compounds 3 and 4 were as effective as FK506 (Table 6).263 Lesioning of the animals treated only with vehicle caused a significant decrease in axon number and degree of myelination compared to controls treatment with 3 and 4 augmented both regrowth and remyelination of the damaged nerve. Compound 10 produced similar results at doses of 3 and 10 mg kg day, administered subcutaneously (Table 7).266 Particularly striking were the effects observed on myelination levels. As quantitated by staining with anti-myelin basic Ig, myelin sheaths were not evident in lesioned,...

Summary And Concluding Remarks

The field of neuroimmunophilins is still in its infancy, and many basic issues are as yet unresolved. The conflicting reports regarding the neurotrophic actions of cyclosporin A are one example. Gold has reported that cyclosporin A does not promote neurite outgrowth in SH-SY5Y cells even at concentrations of 1 (0.M 259 however, Steiner et al. described potent neurotrophic effects for CsA in both PC 12 cells and chick dorsal root ganglion cells.263 Gold's group also reported that, in a comparative study with FK506, CsA did not increase the regeneration rate of axons in rats with lesioned sciatic nerves,289 and Yagita et al. described a study in which CsA was found to be ineffective in protecting hippocampal and cerebral neurons against transient global ischemia.252 On the other hand, a recent report states that systemic administration of CsA to rats with compromised blood-brain barriers resulted in increased nigral dopaminergic neuronal outgrowth 290 Future studies will hopefully...

Antioxidant Enzymes

Free radical defenses of peripheral nerve are reduced relative to brain and liver, especially involving glutathione (GSH)-containing enzymes (9). Cuprozinc superoxide dismutase (SOD) is reduced in sciatic nerve of experimental diabetic neuropathy, and this reduction is improved by insulin treatment (10). Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) is reported to be further reduced in experimental diabetic neuropathy in alloxan diabetic mice 7-21 days after induction of diabetes, and enzyme activity inversely regresses with glucose level (11). We recently evaluated the gene expression of the antioxidant enzymes, GSH-Px, SOD (cuprozinc czSOD and manganese mnSOD separately), and cata-lase (CAT) in L4-L6 dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and superior cervical ganglion (SCG) of rats that had been diabetic for 3 and 12 months (Kishi et al unpublished data). cDNA fragments for rat GSH-Px, czSOD, mnSOD, CAT, and cyclophilin was obtained by reverse transcriptase polymerese chain reaction of rat DRG RNA using...

Key advances in preclinical validation

A role for CCR2 in neurological conditions has been highlighted recently. Relative to their WT counterparts, CCR2_ _ mice showed altered responses to inflammatory pain, including reduced pain behavior after intraplantar formalin injection and slightly reduced mechanical allodynia after intraplantar complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) injection 36 . Furthermore, CCR2_ _ mice did not display significant mechanical allodynia after sciatic nerve injury. Strikingly, a small molecule CCR2 antagonist reduced mechanical allodynia to 80 of pre-injury levels within 5 h after oral administration 37 . The small molecule was also able to block the phase 2 pain response to formalin injection. A separate line of investigation has shown that genetic deletion of CCR2 partially protects mice against ischemia reperfusion injury 38 . Importantly, the recruitment of both monocytes and neutrophils was blunted dramatically, and blood brain barrier integrity was partially maintained. These results are...

Glucose Uptake And Energy Metabolism

A-Lipoic acid has a number of actions in addition to its antioxidant properties. These include its effect on glucose uptake. We therefore evaluated glucose uptake, nerve energy metabolism, and the polyol pathway in EDN induced by streptozotocin. Control and diabetic rats received lipoic acid at various doses (0, 10, 25, 50, and 100 mg kg). Duration of diabetes was 1 month, and a-lipoic acid was administered intraperitoneally 5 times during the final week of the experiment. Nerve glucose uptake was reduced to 60 , 37 and 30 of control values in the sciatic nerve, L5 DRG, and superior cervical ganglion, respectively, in EDN. a-Lipoic acid supplementation had no effect on glucose uptake in normal nerves at any dose but reversed the deficit in EDN, with a threshold between 10 and 25 mg kg. Endoneurial glucose, fructose, sorbitol, and myo-inositol were measured in sciatic nerve and L5 DRG. ATP, creatine phosphate, and lactate were measured in sciatic nerve and superior cervical ganglion....

Neurotrophic Factors

NGF undergoes retrograde transport in sensory and sympathetic neurons in adult rats (22,23), and about 50 of adult lumbar sensory neurons can bind NGF with high affinity (24). BDNF and NT-3 also undergo retrograde transport from an injection site in the sciatic nerve to the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and motor neurons of adult rats (25).

Neurotrophins In Diabetic Neuropathy

Decreased capture and retrograde transport of iodinated NGF in the sciatic nerve was observed in diabetic rats many years ago (34). Reduced retrograde transport of iodinated NGF in ileal mesenteric nerves has also been demonstrated (35). These observations imply that even in the absence of any deficit in production of NGF in diabetes, a deficit in the amount delivered to the cell body might be expected. In diabetic rats, there are reduced levels of NGF in the submandibular gland, superior cervical ganglion, and sciatic nerve (3638). NGF levels have also been shown to be decreased in the serum of diabetic patients with symptomatic peripheral neuropathy (39). Work in our laboratory has shown that with increasing duration of diabetes, progressive reductions in NGF mRNA appear in leg muscle and sciatic nerve followed by reductions in skin. There is a profound reduction in the retrograde transport of NGF in the sciatic nerve, which can be reversed by intensive insulin treatment, and...

Role For Glaaata In The Treatment Of Diabetic Neuropathy

This is the first instance of a treatment that is capable of attenuating both electrophysiological and neurochemical deficits in the nerves of diabetic rats. The effect of the GLA V TA conjugate is also remarkable when related to the current effects of TA and previously reported effects of EPO. Approximate calculations suggest that the dose of GLA' TA used here could deliver about 14 mg kg day TA and 18 mg kg day GLA. TA must be given at doses of at least 50 mg kg day to influence nerve conduction (19), and in the present and in previous (20) studies had little effect on sciatic nerve NGF levels at 100 mg kg day. Assuming an approximate content of 10 GLA in EPO (83), a daily consumption of about 180 mg oil would be required to match the current dose of the conjugate. A previous study demonstrated no effect of EPO at about 3.5 g day per rat (equivalent to about 10 g kg day) on the deficit in sciatic nerve SP in diabetic rats (82). It is therefore clear that the properties of the...

And Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy

In experimental diabetic neuropathy, oxygen free radical activity in the sciatic nerve is increased (9). Treatment with a-lipoic acid, a potent lipophilic free radical scavenger (14), results in prevention of neurovascular abnormalities associated with experimental diabetic neuropathy (15). It has been demonstrated that reduced digital nerve conduction velocity (NCV), nerve blood flow, and glutathione levels in diabetic rats are normalized and in vitro lipid peroxidation of neural tissue reduced by a-lipoic acid in a dose-dependent manner (15,16), suggesting that the improvement in neurovascular changes were induced by improving oxygen free radical scavenging activity. One mechanism of reduced nerve blood flow is the inhibitory effect of superoxide anion on nitric oxide synthase. Because nitric oxide synthase is reduced in experimental diabetic neuropathy (17), a-lipoic acid might prevent this inhibition by reducing oxidative stress (15). A recent study has also demonstrated that...

Methods and Techniques for Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Typical S3 responses include the following contraction of the levator ani muscles, causing a ''bellows'' contraction of the perineum (deepening and flattening of the buttock groove) plantar flexion of the big toe (and sometimes other toes) due to sciatic nerve stimulation and paresthesia in the rectum, perineum, scrotum or vagina.

Other Trophic Factors

Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor - Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) is a distinct molecule found predominantly in the PNS however, a large amount has been purified from the chick eye (78). CNTF isolated from rat sciatic nerve has a molecular weight of -24 kDa and a pi of 5.0. In comparison, CNTF purified from embryonic chick eye has a molecular weight of 20 kDa and a pi of 4.8. Thus, the proteins isolated from the two sources appear to be similar. Recently, CNTF has been cloned by two independent laboratories. In one instance, the cDNA library was created from mRNA isolated from rabbit sciatic nerve (79) in the other report, mRNA was prepared from cultured rat brain astrocytes (80). The amino acid sequences and pis of CNTF deduced from the cDNAs were in agreement with the properties measured for the purified protein. Comparing the amino and nucleic acid sequences to other known neurotrophic factors (i.e. NGF, FGF, BDNF, and purpurin) demonstrated that CNTF is an unique molecule. A major...

Streptozotocin Diabetic

There is ample evidence that markers of oxidative stress are increased in the most widely accepted rodent model of type 1 diabetes, the streptozotocin-diabetic rat. For example, plasma and liver lipid peroxides, as measured by the thiobarbituric acid reactive substances assay, are elevated in the streptozo-tocin-diabetic rat (35). In addition, recent evidence indicates that in this model of type 1 diabetes, sciatic nerve levels of reduced glutathione (GSH) are lower and the ratio of oxidized to reduced glutathione (GSSG GSH) is elevated compared with tissue from normoglycemic control animals (36). Chronic treatment with the antioxidant lipoic acid brings about a nearly complete normalization of the GSH and GSSG GSH profiles in sciatic nerve from the streptozotocin-diabetic rats and also significantly improves nerve blood flow and conduction velocity (36).

Threshold Latent Period and Twitch

Frog Gastrocnemius Latent Period

Muscle contraction has often been studied and demonstrated using the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle of a frog, which can easily be isolated from the leg along with its connected sciatic nerve (see insight 11.3). This nerve-muscle preparation can be attached to stimulating electrodes and to a recording device that produces a myogram, a chart of the timing and strength of the muscle's contraction.

Retrograde Transport Defects

While intra-axonal and interneuronal factors such as cytoskeletal protein synthesis, electrical activity, patterns of synaptic connectivity, and retrograde transmission of neurotrophic support clearly establish critical regulatory parameters for the maintenance of the axon cytoskeleton and determination of axonal caliber, recent studies have provided evidence that myelination crucially influences axon structural biology. The peripheral demyelination mutant Trembler mouse offered the earliest evidence for myelin-dependent control of axon diameter. As the result of a point mutation in peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22), Trembler mice exhibit continuous rounds of myelination and demyelination in the peripheral nervous system (PNS), while the CNS is unaffected 249 . Morphological analysis of Trembler peripheral nerves showed many axons either lacking myelin or in a state of active demyelination 148 . Moreover, mean axon diameter was smaller in Trembler mice at all ages as compared to...

Foley Catheter For Infant

Foley Catheter For Infant

Gangrene of the left buttock following umbilical artery catherization. The umbilical artery catheter was positioned in the iliac artery radiographical-ly. There is a well-known association between injection of medications into the umbilical artery and necrosis and gangrene of the buttock and sciatic nerve palsy. Figure 7.46. The same infant with unilateral gangrene of the buttock also had a sciatic nerve palsy as a result of the umbilical catheter being positioned in the iliac artery. Note the foot drop. Figure 7.46. The same infant with unilateral gangrene of the buttock also had a sciatic nerve palsy as a result of the umbilical catheter being positioned in the iliac artery. Note the foot drop.

Management Of Back And Leg Pain In Ancient Medicine

In the writings of Hippocrates (460-370 bc) one can find references to the anatomy of the brain, brachial plexus, and sciatic nerve. In animal dissections it appears that he had difficulty in differentiating tendons from peripheral nerves. However, he attributed the development of paresthesia, weakness of the limbs, and fecal and urinary retention to spinal cord compression (1). to 1400 ad demonstrates the depth of curiosity of the times, and the information that was gathered from cadaver dissections. Their illustrations show the presence of 6 cervical, 12 thoracic, and 5 lumbar segments. The origins of the brachial plexus from the cervical segments, the intercostal nerves from the thoracic nerves, and the sciatic nerve from the lumbar segments are described. In addition, the two divisions of the sciatic nerve as it extends into the lower extremities are shown.

Molecular Effectors of Axon Injury 421 Perforin and Granzymes

Interferon y (IFNy) and tumor necrosis factor a (TNFa) are TH1 cytokines that exert pleiotropic effects within the CNS 169 . IFNy, in particular, is important for the upregulation of MHC class I expression by target cells and it plays a critical role in the activation of microglia and macrophages 177 . The direct effect of IFNy and TNFa on demyelinated axons is unknown. However, in addition to the microtubule effects discussed above, both IFNy 124 and TNFa 179 inhibit neurite outgrowth and induce neurite retraction in cultured neurons. At the same time, other investigators have reported that these cytokines synergistically promote neurite outgrowth 50 and are individually neuroprotective 215, 254 . This discrepancy suggests that the interaction of IFNy or TNFa with axons is complicated and depends upon the health status of the axon and neuron 6 . For example, genetic deletion of TNFa leads to the preservation of more axons in the sciatic nerve following the induction of Wallerian...

Rabies where is the virus during its long incubation period

As early as 1887 CNS involvement was shown to result from direct spread of the virus from the site of infection into the CNS, as experimental animals that had their sciatic nerve severed prior to injection of the footpad with rabies virus did not develop the disease. The following experiment showed that the virus can remain localized at the site of infection for long periods of time The footpad of several experimental animals was injected with virus at day 0 and then the inoculated foot was surgically removed from different groups at days 1, 2, 3, and so on, after infection. Mice whose foot was removed as long as 3 weeks after infection survived without rabies, but once neurological symptoms appeared, the mice invariably died. Since removal of the foot saved the mice, it is clear that the virus remained localized there until it invaded the nervous system.

What is the rationale behind the use of epidural steroids in the treatment ol radicular symptoms associated with a

Radiculopathy is pain that is present as a result of either mechanical or chemical (most of the time both) irritation of a nerve root and can lead to pain and edema of the same nerve. The site where this usually occurs is the neural foramen. Local injection of steroids will decrease the amount of time needed to recover from an acute episode of sciatica by three mechanisms

What peripheral nerve block can be performed for surgery of the lower extremity

Lateral femorocutaneous nerves and mainly innervates the inguinal region and the anterior aspect of the thigh. The rest of the lower extremity is innervated by the sacral plexus. This includes the posterior aspect of the thigh and all the area distal to the knee except for the medial aspect, which is the territory of the saphenous nerve, a branch of the femoral nerve. The main nerve arising from the sacral plexus is the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is actually formed by union of the tibial and peroneal nerves. These two nerves separate in or slightly above the cephalad region of the popliteal fossa. Table 67-2 describes the most common indications, limitations, and complications of the most commonly performed PNB to the lower extremity.

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Thione and other putative antioxidants such as taurine (38). The novel hypothesis that AR pathway activation produces mitochondrial dysfunction through osmotic stress is discussed in this volume. Mitochondrial dysfunction could impair antioxidative defense by diminishing ATP for the de novo synthesis of glutathione (39). AR pathway activation may also contribute to the activation of PKC reported in some (15,16) but not all tissues prone to diabetic complications (total PKC activity is reduced rather than increased by diabetes in rat sciatic nerve (40,41), but selective activation of specific isoforms in some tissue components has been described in diabetic kidney (42) and has not been excluded in diabetic PNS). Increased AR pathway activity could promote de novo DAG synthesis by diverting dihydroxyacetone phosphate toward formation of a-glycerophosphate or PKC activation through osmotic stimulation of the JNK-kinase cascade. PKC activation would further exacerbate reciprocal osmolyte...

Neuropathology

Neuropathological alterations in sciatic nerve have been modest in EDN. However, with more recent focus on nerve root, marked alterations in the spinal roots have been reported in long-standing streptozotocin-diabetic rats (16). We recently undertook a study addressing the status of vascular perfusion and neuropathology of DRG (17). Vascular perfusion and neuropathologic evaluation of the lumbar spinal roots and DRG were studied in long-standing (duration of 12-18 months) streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and age- and sex-matched control rats. We also undertook nerve conduction studies, including F wave recordings.

Introduction

Neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes mellitus. Studies in patients and animal models have shown that endoneurial hypoxia, caused by impaired nerve blood flow, is a major factor in the etiology of diabetic neuropathy (l-4). Changes in vascular function, particularly of the endothelium, occur early after diabetes induction in experimental models, and in some preparations, this may even be partially mimicked by acute exposure to hyperglycemia (5,6). In streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, sciatic nerve blood flow is reduced by approximately 50 within a week of diabetes induction (7,8), and this precedes changes in nerve conduction velocity (NCV). Large diameter sensory and motor fibers are particularly susceptible to endoneurial hypoxia in experimental diabetes (9,10).

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NPY in the sciatic nerve may derive from mixed fiber populations some must be in sympathetic postganglionic fibers (88,89), but there may also be some in somatic sensory fibers. However, the level of expression in somatic afferents is low unless they are damaged, when it increases (90) after axo-tomy, this increased expression may be reduced by either NT-3 or NGF (91,92). Expression of NPY by the sympathetic phenotype is clearly stimulated by NGF (93), and NGF-responsive elements have been identified on the NPY promoter (94). Thus, the findings reported here might be most easily explained by the proposition that the NPY deficit in sciatic nerves of diabetic rats is also derived from reduced NGF neurotrophic support. However, our previous study showed that treatment of diabetic rats with NGF, although normalizing the SP levels in sciatic nerve, did not affect the NPY deficit (20). Thus, there may be control of NPY expression in these fibers by another neuro-trophin, and the NGF...

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Figure 12.25 An Example of Neural Coding. This figure is based on recordings made from a sensory fiber of the frog sciatic nerve as the gastrocnemius muscle was stretched by suspending weights from it. As the stimulus strength (weight) and stretch increase, the firing frequency of the neuron increases. Firing frequency is a coded message that informs the CNS of stimulus intensity. In what other way is the CNS informed of stimulus intensity

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