Claudia Panfil

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Tension-type headache is the most common type of primary headaches but no conclusive concept of pathophysiology exists. This may be due to a lack of an appropriate animal model. This study addressed the hypothesis that noxious neck muscle input induces central sensitization of orofacial sensorimotor processing. The effect of hypertonic saline injection into(More)
Noxious input from neck muscles probably plays a key role in tension-type headache pathophysiology. ATP selectively excites group III and IV muscle afferents in vitro. Accordingly, ATP infusion into trapezius muscle induces strong pain and local tenderness in healthy man. The present study addresses the impact of ATP on neck muscle nociception in(More)
Although myofascial tenderness is thought to play a key role in the pathophysiology of tension-type headache, very few studies have addressed neck muscle nociception. The neuronal activation pattern following local nerve growth factor (NGF) administration into semispinal neck muscles in anaesthetized mice was investigated using Fos protein(More)
Nociceptive input from neck muscles probably plays a role in the pathophysiology of tension-type headache. In order to elaborate an animal model, the impact of noxious input from neck muscles on orofacial sensorimotor processing was investigated by electrophysiological means in anesthetized mice. Group IV muscle afferents of the semispinal neck muscle were(More)
Semifluorinated alkanes (SFA, e.g. perfluorobutylpentane F4H5, perfluorohexyloctane F6H8) are inert, non-toxic fluids capable of dissolving lipophilic drugs. The aim of this study to assess the bioavailability and safety of SFAs as drug solvents for the topical ocular application of Cyclosporin A (CsA). A commercially available CsA formulation (Restasis,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of lubricant eyedrops on the corneal healing process and corneal toxicity. METHODS Optive® and Cationorm® were tested regarding corneal irritability against Vismed Multi® and 0.01% benzalkonium chloride as negative and positive control, respectively. Formulas were applied on rabbit corneas (n = 5) cultured on artificial(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of antiglaucoma drugs on the corneal healing process and corneal toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four eye drops to treat glaucoma--Xalatan (latanoprost 50 μg/mL; Pfizer), Monoprost (latanoprost 50 μg/mL; Théa Pharma), Taflotan Sine (tafluprost 15 μg/mL; Santen Pharmaceutical Co.), Travatan (travoprost 40 μg/mL; Alcon), and(More)
Die Osteoodontokeratoprothese (OOKP) und Boston Keratoprothese (BKPRO) sind die beiden derzeitig meistverwendeten Keratoprothesen. Eine Plexiglasoptik wird entweder mittels eines implantierten Zahnes (OOKP) oder durch einen Quetschmechanismus (BKPRO) am Auge befestigt. Alternativen zu diesen Implantaten können flexible Materialien darstellen. Die hier(More)
Several studies focusing on bone tissue engineering demonstrated that given microstructuring of an implant surface has a strong effect on its interaction with cells, and their adhesion and differentiation. In the present study, geometrically structured titanium alloy surfaces are shown to be able to guide cell adhesion during differentiation in vitro. For(More)
Ingredients of lubricant eye drops are potentially harmful to the ocular surface. The products Optive, Optive Fusion, Neopt were tested regarding corneal irritability versus Vismed Multi and 0.01% benzalkonium chloride as negative and positive control, respectively. Formulas (30-40μl per hour) were applied hourly in-vitro for six days on rabbit corneas(More)