Isao Tsuneyoshi

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BACKGROUND Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) is a popular pain treatment modality. The effect of PRF current on neuropathic pain has not been examined in detail. We investigated the effect of PRF current on mechanical allodynia induced with resiniferatoxin (RTX) in rats, especially regarding the influence of the duration of allodynia before PRF procedures and(More)
BACKGROUND Capsaicin is used to treat a variety of types of chronic pain, including arthritis and trigeminal neuralgia. Although the cellular effects of capsaicin have been widely studied, little is known about the effects of capsaicin on intracellular sodium ([Na(+)]i) concentrations and voltage-gated Na(+) currents (INa(+)) in nociceptive afferent(More)
PURPOSE An active sleep homeostatic process is present during propofol anesthesia. Activation of the orexin system induces wakefulness, and inhibition of the orexin system causes narcolepsy. We hypothesized that orexin would affect propofol anesthesia. METHODS The effects of an intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of orexin-A (OXA) or an orexin-1(More)
PURPOSE Besides being administered systemically for sedation and analgesia, α(2)-agonists such as dexmedetomidine and clonidine have been administered with intrathecal, epidural, or perineural injections, leading to an antinociceptive effect at the spinal cord or peripheral nerve level. However, the mechanism for this remains unclear. In the present study,(More)
An isoindolin-1-one derivate, JM-1232(-), was recently developed as a sedative and hypnotic agent with a strong affinity for the central benzodiazepine binding site of gamma-aminobutyric acid(A) (GABA(A)) receptors. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of JM-1232(-) on the cardiovascular and sympathetic functions of conscious rats. We(More)
Yokkaichi asthma was one of the most common environmental pollution diseases in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s. The problem of air pollution in Yokkaichi was solved in the 1970s. However, mortality and life expectancy were still affected by the late effects of air pollution in patients with Yokkaichi asthma even in the 2000s. In this case report, we described(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate how dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) potentiates the blocking action of lidocaine. A giant axon removed from a crayfish was used to investigate nerve conduction and intracellular lidocaine concentration. The maximum values of the differential waveform (dV/dt max) calculated from evoked action potentials were used for(More)
Orexin (hypocretin) is a neuropeptide secreted from hypothalamic neurons that is known to be activated during motivated behaviors and active waking. Presently, our knowledge of orexin is mainly limited to the central nervous system, and the involvement of the orexin system in peripheral tissues has received little attention. In the present study, we(More)
PURPOSE Nerve growth factor (NGF) has been reported to affect synaptic transmission and cause neuropathic pain. In contrast, lidocaine has been used to reduce neuropathic pain; however, the effect of NGF and lidocaine on spontaneous transmitter release and synapse excitation has not been fully defined. Therefore, the effect of NGF and lidocaine on nerve(More)
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