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Hsin-Yi Jean Tang, Susan M McCurry, Barbara Riegel, Kenneth C Pike, Michael V Vitiello
OBJECTIVE: People with chronic insomnia tend to have cortical hyperarousal marked by excessive beta-/gamma-frequency brain activity during both wake and sleep. Currently, treatment options for managing hyperarousal are limited. Open-loop audiovisual stimulation (AVS) may be such a treatment. The purpose of this study was to provide a mechanistic foundation for future AVS research in sleep promotion by examining quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG) responses to an AVS sleep-induction program...
March 12, 2019: Biological Research for Nursing
Bhasker Amatya, Jamie Young, Fary Khan
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is common and significantly impacts on the lives of persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). Various types of non-pharmacological interventions are widely used, both in hospital and ambulatory/mobility settings to improve pain control in pwMS, but the effectiveness and safety of many non-pharmacological modalities is still unknown. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of non-pharmacological therapies for the management of chronic pain in pwMS...
December 19, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Michelle Case, Sina Shirinpour, Vishal Vijayakumar, Huishi Zhang, Yvonne Datta, Stephen Nelson, Paola Pergami, Deepika S Darbari, Kalpna Gupta, Bin He
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary blood disorder associated with many life-threatening comorbidities including cerebral stroke and chronic pain. The long-term effects of this disease may therefore affect the global brain network which is not clearly understood. We performed graph theory analysis of functional networks using non-invasive fMRI and high resolution EEG on thirty-one SCD patients and sixteen healthy controls. Resting state data were analyzed to determine differences between controls and patients with less severe and more severe sickle cell related pain...
November 14, 2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
Noam Goldway, Jacob Ablin, Omer Lubin, Yoav Zamir, Jackob Nimrod Keynan, Ayelet Or-Borichev, Marc Cavazza, Fred Charles, Nathan Intrator, Silviu Brill, Eti Ben-Simon, Haggai Sharon, Talma Hendler
Volitional neural modulation using neurofeedback has been indicated as a potential treatment for chronic conditions that involve peripheral and central neural dysregulation. Here we utilized neurofeedback in patients suffering from Fibromyalgia - a chronic pain syndrome that involves sleep disturbance and emotion dysregulation. These ancillary symptoms, which have an amplification effect on pain, are known to be mediated by heightened limbic activity. In order to reliably probe limbic activity in a scalable manner fit for EEG-neurofeedback training, we utilized an Electrical Finger Print (EFP) model of amygdala-BOLD signal (termed Amyg-EFP), that has been successfully validated in our lab in the context of volitional neuromodulation...
November 5, 2018: NeuroImage
Rui Zhou, Jing Wang, Wenjing Qi, Feng-Yu Liu, Ming Yi, Huailian Guo, You Wan
In acute and ongoing pain, the spontaneous oscillatory activity of electroencephalogram (EEG) has been characterized by suppression of alpha band oscillations and enhancement of gamma band oscillations. In pathological chronic pain which is more severe and common in clinic practice, it is of great interest to investigate the oscillatory activity especially at the broad gamma frequency bands. Our present study explored the resting state oscillatory activities of EEG in patients with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) over 3 months which is a typical neuropathic pain model in clinical researches...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
M Ebrahimian, M Razeghi, A Zamani, Z Bagheri, K Rastegar, A Motealleh
Background: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a noninvasive, inexpensive and safe analgesic technique used for relieving acute and chronic pain. However, despite all these advantages, there has been very little research into the therapeutic effects of TENS on brain activity. To the best of our knowledge, there is no evidence on the effect of high frequency TENS on the gamma band activity. Objective: Investigation of the effect of high frequency TENS on the electroencephalographic (EEG) gamma band activity after inducing ischemic pain in healthy volunteers is considered...
September 2018: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
Zi-Fang Zhao, You Wan
Pain is a complex neural function involving cognition, sensory, emotion, and memory. Imaging studies have shown that multiple brain regions are actively engaged in the processing of pain. However, roles of each brain regions and their contribution to pain are still largely unknown. Recent studies with electrophysiology especially high-density electroencephalogram (EEG) or multichannel recordings techniques have provided more insights into the dynamics of pain signature. The accumulations of the evidence could facilitate our understanding of pain and provide potential methods for objective pain evaluation and treatment of chronic pain...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Loredana Cavalli, Lucia Briscese, Tiziana Cavalli, Paolo Andre, Maria Chiara Carboncini
Acupuncture therapy has been used to treat several disorders in Asian countries and its use is increasing in Western countries as well. Current literature assessed the safety and efficacy of acupuncture in the acute management and rehabilitation of patients with neurologic disorders. In this paper, the role of acupuncture in the treatment of acute severe acquired brain injuries is described, acting on neuroinflammation, intracranial oedema, oxidative stress, and neuronal regeneration. Moreover, beneficial effects of acupuncture on subacute phase and chronic outcomes have been reported in controlling the imbalance of IGF-1 hormone and in decreasing spasticity, pain, and the incidence of neurovegetative crisis...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Elisabeth S May, Moritz M Nickel, Son Ta Dinh, Laura Tiemann, Henrik Heitmann, Isabel Voth, Thomas R Tölle, Joachim Gross, Markus Ploner
Chronic pain is a major health care issue characterized by ongoing pain and a variety of sensory, cognitive, and affective abnormalities. The neural basis of chronic pain is still not completely understood. Previous work has implicated prefrontal brain areas in chronic pain. Furthermore, prefrontal neuronal oscillations at gamma frequencies (60-90 Hz) have been shown to reflect the perceived intensity of longer lasting experimental pain in healthy human participants. In contrast, noxious stimulus intensity has been related to alpha (8-13 Hz) and beta (14-29 Hz) oscillations in sensorimotor areas...
January 2019: Human Brain Mapping
Christopher A Brown, Abeer F Almarzouki, Richard J Brown, Anthony K P Jones
Chronic pain is exacerbated by maladaptive cognition such as pain catastrophizing (PC). Biomarkers of PC mechanisms may aid precision medicine for chronic pain. Here, we investigate EEG biomarkers using mass univariate and multivariate (machine learning) approaches. We test theoretical notions that PC results from a combination of augmented aversive-value encoding ("magnification") and persistent expectations of pain ("rumination"). Healthy individuals with high or low levels of PC underwent an experimental pain model involving nociceptive laser stimuli preceded by cues predicting forthcoming pain intensity...
January 1, 2019: NeuroImage
Junseok A Kim, Rachael L Bosma, Kasey S Hemington, Anton Rogachov, Natalie R Osborne, Joshua C Cheng, Jiwon Oh, Adrian P Crawley, Ben T Dunkley, Karen D Davis
Chronic pain is a common occurrence in multiple sclerosis (MS) that severely affects quality of life, but the underlying brain mechanisms related to these symptoms are unknown. Previous electroencephalography studies have demonstrated a role of alpha-band and beta-band power in pain processing. However, how and where these brain signals change in MS-related chronic pain is unknown. Here, we used resting state magnetoencephalography to examine regional spectral power in the dynamic pain connectome-including areas of the ascending nociceptive pathway, default mode network (DMN), and the salience network (SN)-in patients with chronic MS pain and in healthy controls...
September 3, 2018: Pain
Hamidreza Ghaffari, Ali Yoonessi, Mohammad Javad Darvishi, Akbar Ahmadi
Introduction: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) has been used as a non-invasive method to increase the plasticity of brain. Growing evidence has shown several brain disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain syndrome are improved following tDCS. In patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), increased brain rhythm activity particularly in the frontal lobe has been reported in several studies using Eectroencephalogram (EEG). To our knowledge, no research has been done on the effects of electrical stimulation on brain signals of patients with OCD...
March 2018: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
Carina Graversen, Christina Brock, Jens Brøndum Frøkjær, Georg Dimcevski, Dario Farina, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
Background/aims Electroencephalography (EEG) recorded as evoked brain potentials (EPs) reflects the cortical processing to an external event. This approach is often used to study the altered response to acute pain in chronic pain patients compared to healthy volunteers. However, discrimination of the responses from the study populations is a non-trivial task, which calls for improved objective methods. Methods To develop and validate a new methodology, we analyzed data from 16 type-1 diabetes mellitus patients and 15 age and gender matched volunteers, by means of brain activity recorded from 62 EEG channels...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Jens Brøndum Frøkjær, Søren Schou Olesen, Carina Graversen, Trine Andresen, Dina Lelic, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
During the last decades there has been a tremendous development of non-invasive methods for assessment of brain activity following visceral pain. Improved methods for neurophysiological and brain imaging techniques have vastly increased our understanding of the central processing of gastrointestinal sensation and pain in both healthy volunteers as well as in patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders. The techniques used are functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), electroencephalography (EEG)/evoked brain potentials (EPs), magnetoencephalography (MEG), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and the multimodal combinations of these techniques...
July 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Kasia Kozlowska, Chris J Spooner, Donna M Palmer, Anthony Harris, Mayuresh S Korgaonkar, Stephen Scher, Leanne M Williams
Objective: Children and adolescents with functional neurological symptom disorder (FND) present with diverse neurological symptoms not explained by a disease process. Functional neurological symptoms have been conceptualized as somatoform dissociation, a disruption of the brain's intrinsic organization and reversion to a more primitive level of function. We used EEG to investigate neural function and functional brain organization in children/adolescents with FND. Method: EEG was recorded in the resting eyes-open condition in 57 patients (aged 8...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
E De Martino, L Petrini, S Schabrun, T Graven-Nielsen
Background and aims Maladaptive plasticity in neural circuits has been proposed in chronic musculoskeletal pain and has been discussed as a key component of the transition from acute to chronic pain. The induction of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in healthy individuals is one method that can be used to investigate the adaptations of neural circuits in response to several days of muscle hyperalgesia. The aim of this study was to determine the adaptations of the sensory cortex in response to muscle hyperalgesia induced by eccentric exercise of the wrist extensor muscles...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Madeleine Verriotis, Laura Jones, Kimberley Whitehead, Maria Laudiano-Dray, Ismini Panayotidis, Hemani Patel, Judith Meek, Lorenzo Fabrizi, Maria Fitzgerald
In adults, there are differences between male and female structural and functional brain connectivity, specifically for those regions involved in pain processing. This may partly explain the observed sex differences in pain sensitivity, tolerance, and inhibitory control, and in the development of chronic pain. However, it is not known if these differences exist from birth. Cortical activity in response to a painful stimulus can be observed in the human neonatal brain, but this nociceptive activity continues to develop in the postnatal period and is qualitatively different from that of adults, partly due to the considerable cortical maturation during this time...
September 2018: NeuroImage
Sarah Prinsloo, Diane Novy, Larry Driver, Randall Lyle, Lois Ramondetta, Cathy Eng, Gabriel Lopez, Yisheng Li, Lorenzo Cohen
CONTEXT: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common side effect of cancer treatment and may adversely affect quality of life (QOL) for years. OBJECTIVES: We explored the long-term effects of electroencephalographic neurofeedback (NFB) as a treatment for CIPN and other aspects of QOL. METHODS: Seventy-one cancer survivors (mean age 62.5; 87% females) with CIPN were randomized to NFB or to a waitlist control (WLC) group. The NFB group underwent 20 sessions of NFB where rewards were given for voluntary changes in electroencephalography...
May 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Michelle Case, Sina Shirinpour, Huishi Zhang, Yvonne H Datta, Stephen C Nelson, Karim T Sadak, Kalpna Gupta, Bin He
Objective: Pain is a major issue in the care of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). The mechanisms behind pain and the best way to treat it are not well understood. We studied how electroencephalography (EEG) is altered in SCD patients. Methods: We recruited 20 SCD patients and compared their resting state EEG to that of 14 healthy controls. EEG power was found across frequency bands using Welch's method. Electrophysiological source imaging was assessed for each frequency band using the eLORETA algorithm...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
UnCheol Lee, Minkyung Kim, KyoungEun Lee, Chelsea M Kaplan, Daniel J Clauw, Seunghwan Kim, George A Mashour, Richard E Harris
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic widespread pain condition characterized by augmented multi-modal sensory sensitivity. Although the mechanisms underlying this sensitivity are thought to involve an imbalance in excitatory and inhibitory activity throughout the brain, the underlying neural network properties associated with hypersensitivity to pain stimuli are largely unknown. In network science, explosive synchronization (ES) was introduced as a mechanism of hypersensitivity in diverse biological and physical systems that display explosive and global propagations with small perturbations...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
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