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Altered connectivity of the right anterior insula drives the pain connectome changes in chronic knee osteoarthritis

Cottam, William J.; Iwabuchi, Sarina J.; Drabek, Marianne M.; Reckziegel, Diane; Auer, Dorothee P.

Authors

Sarina J. Iwabuchi

Marianne M. Drabek

Diane Reckziegel



Abstract

Resting-state functional connectivity (FC) has proven a powerful approach to understand the neural underpinnings of chronic pain, reporting altered connectivity in three main networks: the default mode (DMN), central executive (CEN), and the salience network (SN). The interrelation and possible mechanisms of these changes are less well understood in chronic pain. Based on emerging evidence of its role to drive switches between network states, the right anterior insula (rAI, an SN hub) may play a dominant role in network connectivity changes underpinning chronic pain. To test this hypothesis, we used seed-based resting-state FC analysis including dynamic and effective connectivity metrics in 25 people with chronic osteoarthritis (OA) pain and 19 matched healthy volunteers. Compared to controls, participants with painful knee OA presented with increased anticorrelation between the right anterior insula (SN) and DMN regions. Also, the left dorsal prefrontal cortex (CEN hub) showed more negative FC with the right temporal gyrus. Granger causality analysis revealed increased negative influence of the right anterior insula on the posterior cingulate (DMN) in OA patients in line with the observed enhanced anticorrelation. Moreover, dynamic FC was lower in the DMN of patients and thus more similar to temporal dynamics of the SN. Together, these findings evidence a widespread network disruption in patients with persistent osteoarthritis pain, and point toward a driving role of the rAI.

Citation

Cottam, W. J., Iwabuchi, S. J., Drabek, M. M., Reckziegel, D., & Auer, D. P. (2018). Altered connectivity of the right anterior insula drives the pain connectome changes in chronic knee osteoarthritis. PAIN, 159(5), https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001209

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 22, 2017
Online Publication Date Mar 16, 2018
Publication Date May 1, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 16, 2018
Journal PAIN
Print ISSN 0304-3959
Electronic ISSN 1872-6623
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 159
Issue 5
DOI https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001209
Keywords Chronic pain; Resting-state; Knee osteoarthritis; Neuroimaging; Functional connectivity
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49002
Publisher URL https://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00006396-201805000-00012
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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