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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324933/brachytherapy-in-soft-tissue-tumours-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
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Silvanie Volz, Konstantinos Kalousis, Jung In Song, Tobias Kisch, Eike Wenzel, Peter Mailänder
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary work including surgery and additive radiotherapy is often needed for the therapy of tumours. Beneath this, brachytherapy is an important part of the radiotherapy. It was first used over 100 years ago and is in regular use after the development of afterload technology in the early 1970s. Today it is often used in different tumour therapies, for example in soft tissue sarcoma or breast tumours, in order to decrease the risk of local recurrence. Concerning its benefits, higher doses could be used because of the localized effect with equivalent local control rate and less toxicity of treatment...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295850/catheter-based-renal-nerve-ablation-as-a-novel-hypertension-therapy-lost-and-then-found-in-translation
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John W Osborn, Christopher T Banek
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January 2, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285839/role-of-ultrasound-guided-epidural-anesthesia-for-lower-limb-surgery-in-children-with-previously-repaired-meningomyelocele
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Vrushali C Ponde, Vinit V Bedekar, Dilip Chavan, Anuya Gursale, Dipal Shah
BACKGROUND: Children that have had a meningomyelocele repair often present for hip and bilateral lower limb surgeries. Due to vertebral, epidural, and nerve root abnormalities, placement of epidural catheter is difficult. AIMS: We aim to describe the potential role of ultrasound in delineating the most appropriate intervertebral space for central neuroaxial blocks in these patients. METHOD: Twelve children with previous meningomyelocele repair, in the age group of 6-12 years posted for hip or bilateral lower limb surgeries were included...
December 28, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284869/postoperative-ultrasound-guided-continuous-femoral-nerve-blockade-for-unilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-comparison-of-0-125-bupivacaine-and-0-2-ropivacaine
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Sruthi C Babu, Gokuldas Menon, Bindu K Vasu, Mathew George, Jai Thilak, Sundaram Iyer
Context: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with severe postoperative pain which increases morbidity and mortality. Aims: The aim of the study was to compare the analgesic efficacy and motor blockade of continuous infusion of 0.125% bupivacaine and 0.2% ropivacaine in femoral nerve block following unilateral TKA and to assess the effectiveness of femoral nerve block. Settings and Design: One hundred and fifty patients undergoing unilateral total knee replacement surgery were included in this prospective observational comparative study...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284534/perineural-local-anaesthetic-catheter-after-major-lower-limb-amputation-trial-placement-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-study
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David C Bosanquet, Graeme K Ambler, Cherry-Ann Waldron, Emma Thomas-Jones, Lucy Brookes-Howell, Mark Kelson, Tim Pickles, Debbie Harris, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Neeraj Saxena, Christopher P Twine
BACKGROUND: Pain after major lower limb amputation for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a significant problem. A perineural catheter (PNC) can be placed adjacent to the major nerve at the time of amputation with a continuous local anaesthetic infusion given postoperatively to try and reduce pain. Although low-quality observational data suggest that PNC usage reduces postoperative opioid requirements, there are limited data regarding its effect on pain. The aim of PLACEMENT is to explore the feasibility of running an effectiveness trial to assess the impact of a PNC with continuous local anaesthetic infusion, inserted at the time of amputation, on short and medium-term postoperative outcomes...
December 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283083/the-risk-of-urinary-retention-following-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-and-its-impact-on-early-continence-outcomes
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Mansour Alnazari, Marc Zanaty, Khaled Ajib, Assaad El-Hakim, Kevin C Zorn
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the risk factors of acute urinary retention (AUR) following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), as well as the relationship of AUR with early continence outcomes. METHODS: The records of 740 consecutive patients who underwent RARP by two experienced surgeons at our institution were retrospectively reviewed from a prospectively collected database. Multiple factors, including age, body mass index (BMI), international prostate symptom score (IPSS), prostate volume, presence of median lobe, nerve preservation status, anastomosis time, and catheter removal time (Day 4 vs...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279459/does-size-matter-cryoballoon-based-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-a-novel-25-mm-circular-mapping-catheter
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Bruno Reissmann, Michael Schlüter, Francesco Santoro, Tilman Maurer, Christian-Hendrik Heeger, Christine Lemes, Thomas Fink, Johannes Riedl, Andreas Rillig, Shibu Mathew, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Andreas Metzner
BACKGROUND: Real-time recording of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using a circular mapping catheter has become a key aspect of cryoballoon (CB) ablation. The aim of this study was to investigate the procedural safety, efficacy and rate of real-time pulmonary vein (PV) recording using a novel circular mapping catheter with a 25-mm loop size for CB-based PVI.Methods and Results:A total of 40 patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) underwent PVI using a second-generation CB and a novel 25-mm circular mapping catheter...
December 27, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274353/oxidative-stress-in-the-amygdala-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain
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B Sagalajev, H Wei, Z Chen, I Albayrak, A Koivisto, A Pertovaara
Earlier studies indicate that the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) contributes to neuropathic pain. Here we studied whether amygdaloid administration of antioxidants or antagonists of TRPA1 that is among ion channels activated by oxidative stress attenuates nociceptive or affective pain in experimental neuropathy, and whether this effect involves amygdaloid astrocytes or descending serotonergic pathways acting on the spinal 5-HT1A receptor. The experiments were performed in rats with spared nerve injury (SNI)...
December 20, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245259/efficacy-of-pudendal-nerve-block-for-alleviation-of-catheter-related-bladder-discomfort-in-male-patients-undergoing-lower-urinary-tract-surgeries-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Li Xiaoqiang, Zhang Xuerong, Liu Juan, Bechu Shelley Mathew, Yin Xiaorong, Wan Qin, Luo Lili, Zhu Yingying, Luo Jun
BACKGROUND: Catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) to an indwelling urinary catheter is defined as a painful urethral discomfort, resistant to conventional opioid therapy, decreasing the quality of postoperative recovery. According to anatomy, the branches of sacral somatic nerves form the afferent nerves of the urethra and bladder triangle, which deriving from the ventral rami of the second to fourth sacral spinal nerves, innervating the urethral muscles and sphincter of the perineum and pelvic floor; as well as providing sensation to the penis and clitoris in males and females, which including the urethra and bladder triangle...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233569/continuous-adductor-canal-blocks-provide-superior-ambulation-and-pain-control-compared-to-epidural-analgesia-for-primary-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Erdan Kayupov, Kamil Okroj, Adam C Young, Mario Moric, Timothy J Luchetti, Gilat Zisman, Asokumar Buvanendran, Tad L Gerlinger, Craig J Della Valle
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal blocks (ACBs) are an alternative to femoral nerve blocks that minimize lower extremity weakness. However, it is unclear whether this block will provide analgesia that is equivalent to techniques, such as epidural analgesia. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to compare continuous ACBs with epidural analgesia for primary total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, 145 patients were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: combined spinal-epidural (CSE), spinal + continuous ACB (CACB), or general + CACB...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230099/the-effect-of-co-transplantation-of-nerve-fibroblasts-and-schwann-cells-on-peripheral-nerve-repair
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Yang Wang, Dong Li, Gangyang Wang, Lulu Chen, Jun Chen, Zhangyin Liu, Zhaofeng Zhang, Hua Shen, Yuqing Jin, Zunli Shen
Combinations of fibroblasts (Fbs) and corresponding epithelial cells have been widely used in many tissues, such as the skin and breast tissues, to augment tissue repair and remodeling. Recently, a large amount of new data has indicated that nerve Fbs play critical roles in Schwann cells (SCs) and axons in vitro. However, little is known regarding the effects of co-transplanting nerve Fbs and SCs on peripheral nerve repair in vivo. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of co-transplanting sciatic nerve Fbs (SN-Fbs) and sciatic nerve SCs (SN-SCs) on nerve regeneration...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224639/a-multinational-clinical-approach-to-assessing-the-effectiveness-of-catheter-based-ultrasound-renal-denervation-the-radiance-htn-and-require-clinical-study-designs
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Laura Mauri, Kazuomi Kario, Jan Basile, Joost Daemen, Justin Davies, Ajay J Kirtane, Felix Mahfoud, Roland E Schmieder, Michael Weber, Shinsuke Nanto, Michel Azizi
Catheter-based renal denervation is a new approach to treat hypertension via modulation of the renal sympathetic nerves. Although nonrandomized and small, open-label randomized studies resulted in significant reductions in office blood pressure 6months after renal denervation with monopolar radiofrequency catheters, the first prospective, randomized, sham-controlled study (Symplicity HTN-3) failed to meet its blood pressure efficacy end point. New clinical trials with new catheters have since been designed to address the limitations of earlier studies...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217521/laser-balloon-or-wide-area-circumferential-irrigated-radiofrequency-ablation-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Boris Schmidt, Petr Neuzil, Armin Luik, Joaquin Osca Asensi, Jan Wilko Schrickel, Thomas Deneke, Stefano Bordignon, Jan Petru, Matthias Merkel, Lucie Sediva, Annemarie Klostermann, Laura Perrotta, Oscar Cano, K R Julian Chun
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation is the cornerstone of ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). The role of balloon catheters in this patient population remains ill defined. We sought to compare efficacy and safety of the laser balloon (LB) with wide-area circumferential pulmonary vein isolation using irrigated radiofrequency current (RF) ablation and 3-dimensional mapping. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 6 European centers, patients with persistent AF were prospectively randomized...
December 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194063/mental-nerve-blocks-for-lip-brachytherapy-a-case-report
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Osama Hafez, Robert S Ackerman, Trip Evans, Sephalie Y Patel, Devang M Padalia
High dose rate interstitial brachytherapy is a commonly performed procedure for carcinoma of the lower lip. Placement of the brachytherapy catheters can be painful and may require monitored anesthesia care or general anesthesia. We present the use of bilateral mental nerve blocks with minimal sedation to facilitate placement of brachytherapy catheters.
November 30, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168214/transdermal-light-neuromodulation-optogenetics-in-the-murine-urinary-tract
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Shannon L Wallace, Robert S Kelley, Shailja Mehta, Giannina Descalzi, John A Fantl, Charles Ascher-Walsh
BACKGROUND: Optogenetics is a biologic technique that uses light to control living neurons, which have been genetically modified to express light-sensitive ion-channels. OBJECTIVES: Using an adenovirus to modify the sciatic nerves of mice, we aim to demonstrate peripheral neuromodulation of bladder pain using transdermal light. STUDY DESIGN: This pilot study is divided into: A) Confirmation and Application and B) Behavioral Step. A) Six mice were injected with AAV6-hSyn-ChR2(H134R)-eYFP virus into their sciatic nerves...
November 23, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166719/-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-comparison-between-atrial-fibrillation-patients-underwent-catheter-ablation-under-general-aesthesia-or-local-anesthesia-and-sedation
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J J Xu, L J Gao, D Chang, X J Xiao, R F Zhang, J Lin, Z M Zhao, H Zhang, Y L Xia, X M Yin, Y Z Yang
Objective: To compare the outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation under local anesthesia/sedation (S) or general anesthesia(GA) in atrial fibrillation patients. Methods: Data of 498 patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation in our departmentfrom January 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Two hundred and twenty patients assigned to the GA group, the other 278 patients to the S group. Patients were followed clinically every 3 months within one year after procedure...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164530/ultrasound-guided-lateral-medial-transmuscular-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-analgesia-following-anterior-iliac-crest-bone-graft-harvesting-a-clinical-and-anatomical-study
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Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Vivian Ip, David F Johnston, Vishal Uppal, Marjorie Johnson, Sugantha Ganapathy, Ban C H Tsui
BACKGROUND: The anterior iliac crest (AIC) is one of the most common sites for harvesting autologous bone, but the associated postoperative pain can result in significant morbidity. Recently, the transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (TQL) has been described to anesthetize the thoraco-lumbar nerves. This study utilizes a combination of cadaveric models and clinical case studies to evaluate the dermatomal coverage and analgesic utility of TQL for AIC bone graft donor site analgesia. METHODS: Ten ultrasound-guided TQL injections were performed in five cadaver specimens using a lateral-to-medial transmuscular approach...
November 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163840/an-improved-nerve-sparing-radical-hysterectomy-technique-for-cervical-cancer-using-the-paravesico-vaginal-space-as-a-new-surgical-landmark
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Yuqin Zhang, Tingyan Shi, Sheng Yin, Sining Ma, Di Shi, Jun Guan, Libing Xiang, Yang Liu, Yulan Ren, Deyan Tan, Rongyu Zang
Bladder dysfunction remains a major postoperative challenge for early stage cervical cancer patients. The present prospective phase 2 trial in patients with stage IB1 and IIA1 cervical cancer follows up on our previous, unpublished work describing a new surgical landmark, the paravesico-vaginal space. We describe a novel nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) approach to treat early stage cervical cancer without compromising local control rate or survival. Between September 2015 and August 2016, 49 patients were enrolled to receive NSRH...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152521/isokinetic-strength-deficit-6-months-after-adductor-canal-blockade-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#19
James E Christensen, Natalie E Taylor, Scott J Hetzel, John A Shepler, Tamara A Scerpella
Background: Recent evidence shows a delayed return to sport in children and delayed quadriceps recovery in both adults and children who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with concomitant femoral nerve blockade (FNB) compared with those who had no blockade. We evaluated the use of adductor canal blockade (ACB), as an alternative to FNB, at the time of ACL reconstruction. Hypothesis: Patients who receive ACB will have greater isokinetic strength at 6 months postoperative compared with patients who receive FNB at the time of ACL reconstruction...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145311/pulmonary-hypertension-as-a-manifestation-of-mitochondrial-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Shan Xu, Xiaoling Xu, Jisong Zhang, Kejing Ying, Yuquan Shao, Ruifeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial diseases are a group of multisystem heterogeneous diseases caused by pathologic dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. A wide range of clinical expression has been described. However, pulmonary hypertension has rarely been described in association with mitochondrial disease until the past decade, and there is no currently recognized treatment for the pulmonary hypertension complicated with mitochondrial disorder. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported the case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with shortness of breath and exercise limitation after a cold, and the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension was confirmed by right heart catheter...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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