Darryl Christensen

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The anticonvulsant gabapentin is effective against neuropathic pain, but the primary site(s) and mechanism(s) of action are unknown. In order to explore the relative contribution of spinal versus supra-spinal mechanisms to the antinociceptive effect of gabapentin, this study used two differentially integrated nociceptive tests. We systematically compared(More)
Injury to the trigeminal nervous system may induce severe pain states. This study examined the antinociceptive effect of the novel anticonvulsants, gabapentin and lamotrigine, in a rat model of trigeminal neuropathic pain produced by chronic constriction of one infraorbital nerve. Responsiveness to von Frey filament stimulation of the vibrissal pad was(More)
We have previously shown that rats with a painful peripheral neuropathy develop dependence without tolerance after repetitive doses [3mg/kg subcutaneously (s.c.)] of morphine. After injections of a higher dose (10mg/kg s.c.) the animals develop tolerance that can be prevented by the glycine/N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, (+)-HA966. This(More)
The inability of opioids to control pain over time may be influenced by different factors such as drug tolerance, hyperalgesia due to repeated morphine administration or progression of the original disease. In addition, chronic pain may alter morphine tolerance development. This study examined whether chronic morphine exposure differently affects mechanical(More)
1. We evaluated the ability of the functional antagonist at the glycine site of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor complex, (+)-(1-Hydroxy-3-aminopyrrolodine-2-one) ((+)-HA966), to modulate the antinociceptive action of systemic morphine in a rat model of neuropathic pain produced by chronic constriction injury to the sciatic nerve. Mechanical(More)
Chronic constriction injury to the infraorbital nerve (CCI-ION) by loose ligatures may represent a useful model for some trigeminal neuropathic pain disorders. Activation of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is involved in the induction and maintenance of neuropathic pain and may contribute to the poor opioid sensitivity of this syndrome. We(More)
The ability of a pretreatment with the cholecystokininB-receptor (CCK[B]) antagonist L-365,260 to prevent the development of morphine dependence was studied in normal and neuropathic (unilateral peripheral neuropathy) rats. A 4-day pretreatment regimen with two daily s.c. injections of either saline+saline, saline+morphine (3.0 mg/kg) or L-365,260 (0.2(More)
The objective of the SARC was to provide a thorough technical review of presented analyses for harbor porpoise, black sea bass, summer flounder, Atlantic herring, haddock, Georges Bank cod, Atlantic sea scallops, and winter flounder. In the Consensus Summary of Assessments, the SARC discusses major sources of uncertainties in each assessment and how(More)
CRD 93-03 Historic and recent trends in the population dynamics of the redfish, Sebastes fasciatus Storer, in the Gulf of Maine-Georges Bank region byRMayo CRD 93-04 Assessment of the Gulf of Maine cod stock for 1992 INTRODUCTION The stock Assessment Review Committee (SARC) of the 15th Regional stock Assessment Workshop (1 5th SAW) met at the(More)
BACKGROUND Tolerance to the analgesic effect of morphine complicates the management of chronic pain states. The authors studied the ability of the glycine/N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist (+)-HA966 to modify morphine tolerance in a rat model of neuropathic pain. METHODS Mononeuropathy was induced by placing four ligatures around the common sciatic(More)