Chia-Shiang Lin

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Minocycline is a second-generation tetracycline with multiple biological effects, including inhibition of microglial activation. Recently, microglial activation has been implicated in the development of nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain. In this study, the authors examined the effects of continuous intrathecal minocycline on(More)
T-type Ca2+ channels have been implicated in the induction of long-term potentiation, a synaptic plasticity involved in the central sensitization that contributes to the generation of inflammatory pain, in spinal sensory neurons. In this study, we examined the effects of intrathecal T-type Ca2+ channel blockers, mibefradil, ethosuximide and NiCl2, in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant with analgesic effect, has been reported to be an activator of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels. In this study, we tested the effect of intrathecal ZD7288, an HCN channel inhibitor, and its interaction with intrathecal gabapentin in the rat formalin test. METHODS Male(More)
Delineation of architecture of peripheral nerves can be successfully achieved by high-resolution ultrasound (US), which is essential for US-guided pain management. There are numerous musculoskeletal pain syndromes involving the trunk nerves necessitating US for evaluation and guided interventions. The most common peripheral nerve disorders at the trunk(More)
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