The Effect of Microdialysis Catheter Insertion on Glutamate and Serotonin Levels in Masseter Muscle in Patients with Myofascial Temporomandibular Disorders and Healthy Controls

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The Effect of Microdialysis Catheter Insertion on Glutamate and Serotonin Levels in Masseter Muscle in Patients with Myofascial Temporomandibular Disorders and Healthy Controls

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Title The Effect of Microdialysis Catheter Insertion on Glutamate and Serotonin Levels in Masseter Muscle in Patients with Myofascial Temporomandibular Disorders and Healthy Controls
Author Bajramaj, Ermira ; Häggman-Henrikson, Birgitta ; Dawson, Andreas ; Gerdle, Björn ; Ghafouri, Bijar
Date 2019
English abstract
Myofascial temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the most common cause of chronic pain in the orofacial region. Microdialysis has been used to study metabolic changes in the human masseter muscle. The insertion of the microdialysis probe causes acute tissue trauma that could affect the metabolic milieu and thereby influence the results when comparing healthy subjects to those with TMD. This study aimed to investigate the levels of serotonin and glutamate during the acute tissue trauma period in healthy subjects and in patients with TMD. Microdialysis was carried out in 15 patients with TMD and 15 controls, and samples were collected every 20 min during a period of 140 min. No significant alterations of serotonin or glutamate were observed over the 2 h period for the healthy subjects. For the TMD group, a significant decrease in serotonin was observed over time (p < 0.001), followed by a significant increase between 120 and 140 min (p < 0.001). For glutamate, a significant reduction was observed at 40 min compared to baseline. The results showed that there was a spontaneous increase of serotonin 2 h after the insertion of the catheter in patients with TMD. In conclusion, the results showed that there are differences in the masseter muscle levels of serotonin and glutamate during acute nociception in patients with myofascial TMD compared to healthy subjects.
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics9010014 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4418/9/1/14 .Icon
Publisher MDPI
Host/Issue Diagnostics;1
Volume 9
ISSN 2075-4418
Language eng (iso)
Subject microdialysis
myofascial temporomandibular disorders
serotonin
glutamate
chronic pain
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/30147 Permalink to this page
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