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Posterior tibial nerve stimulation

Yung-Tsan Wu, Chih-Ya Chang, Yu-Ching Chou, Chun-Chang Yeh, Tsung-Ying Li, Heng-Yi Chu, Liang-Cheng Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic benefit of ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation at the posterior tibial nerve (PTN) in patients with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis (PF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial (12-week follow-up). SETTING: Outpatient of local medical center settings. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six patients with recalcitrant PF were randomized and 36 participants were included in the final data analysis...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Khaled M Madbouly, Khaled S Abbas, Emad Emanuel
BACKGROUND: Posterior tibial nerve stimulation influences both motor and sensory pathways, as well as the central nervous system. Stimulation of posterior tibial nerve roots (L4 to S3) could improve stool evacuation through S3 and/or S2 stimulation. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the efficiency of bilateral posterior tibial nerve stimulation in the treatment of rectal evacuation disorder without anatomic obstruction. DESIGN: This was a prospective case series studying the treatment of patients with obstructed defecation by posterior tibial nerve stimulation...
March 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Carolina Llavero
BACKGROUND: Current therapeutic guidelines for the treatment of chronic anal fissure establish a medical approach as the first step. Glyceryl trinitrate ointment is the most popular of the available topical treatments in Spain but it is associated with the appearance of headache. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the compliance rate among patients receiving glyceryl trinitrate treatment for chronic anal fissure with that among patients receiving percutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Atif S Khan, Susan K Patrick, Francois D Roy, Monica A Gorassini, Jaynie F Yang
The neural plasticity of spinal reflexes after two contrasting forms of walking training was determined in individuals with chronic, motor-incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Endurance Training involved treadmill walking for as long as possible, and Precision Training involved walking precisely over obstacles and onto targets overground. Twenty participants started either Endurance or Precision Training for 2 months and then crossed over after a 2-month rest period to the other form of training for 2 months...
2016: Neural Plasticity
Laura M Muncie, Nathaniel R Ellens, Emeline Tolod-Kemp, Claudio A Feler, John S Winestone
OBJECTIVE This study is a retrospective case series involving C1-2 spinal cord stimulation in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) under general endotracheal anesthesia. Currently, C1-2 paddle lead placement is an accepted practice, which provides effective cervical stimulation to ameliorate upper-extremity and sometimes lower-extremity symptoms experienced by patients with CRPS. However, this technique must be performed under general endotracheal anesthesia rather than in an awake or semiconscious state due to intraoperative safety concerns and patient comfort...
February 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Stefania Fornarino, Daniela Paola Rossi, Mariasavina Severino, Angela Pistorio, Anna Elsa Maria Allegri, Simona Martelli, Laura Doria Lamba, Paola Lanteri
AIM: To evaluate the contribution of somatosensory evoked potentials after median nerve (MN-SEPs) and posterior tibial nerve (PTN-SEPs) stimulation in functional assessment of cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis in children with achondroplasia. METHOD: We reviewed MN-SEPs, PTN-SEPs, and spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations performed in 58 patients with achondroplasia (25 males, 33 females; age range 21d-16y 10mo; mean age 4y 3mo [SD 4y 1mo]). Patients were subdivided into four age categories: <2 years, between 2 to 4 years, between 4 to 8 years, and ≥8 years...
February 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Peter L Lu, Carlo Di Lorenzo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The use of neurostimulation for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders has been growing over the past two to three decades. Our objective is to review current applications of neurostimulation in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders with an emphasis on the use of these treatment modalities in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Gastric electrical stimulation can lead to symptomatic improvement in children with chronic nausea and vomiting refractory to conventional treatment, and a recent report of long-term outcomes is encouraging...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Hiroki Nakata, Misaki Oshiro, Mari Namba, Manabu Shibasaki
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of aerobic exercise on human somatosensory processing recorded by somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) under temperate [TEMP, 20°C and 40% relative humidity (RH)] and hot (HOT, 35°C and 30% RH) environments. Fifteen healthy subjects performed 4 × 15-min bouts of a moderate cycling exercise [mean power output: 156.5 ± 7.7 (SE) W], with a 10-min rest period and received a posterior tibial nerve stimulation at the left ankle before and after each exercise bout; SEPs were recorded in five sessions; 1st (pre), 2nd (post-1st exercise bout), 3rd (post-2nd exercise bout), 4th (post-3rd exercise bout), and 5th (post-4th exercise bout)...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
J Yi, L Xu, H H Lin
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of different background volumes of ropivacaine in continuous tibial nerve block of postoperative analgesia after calcaneal surgery. METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized, controlled study. Sixty cases of calcaneal visual analogue scale (ASA) I or II undergoing elective surgery were selected and randomly assigned to two groups, thirty cases in each group. The patients received popliteal fossa posterior tibial nerve block using ultrasound guided...
April 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Virginie Kluka, Vincent Martin, Sebastian Garcia Vicencio, Mathias Giustiniani, Claire Morel, Cédric Morio, Emmanuel Coudeyre, Sébastien Ratel
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of muscle length on the maximal voluntary activation level (VA) of the plantar-flexors between children and adults. METHODS: Fourteen boys (10.0 ± 1.0 years) and fifteen men (24.6 ± 4.2 years) performed 5-s maximal isometric voluntary contractions (MVC) of the plantar-flexor muscles at seven ankle angles [from 10° in dorsi-flexion (DF) to 20° in plantar-flexion (PF); 0° = reference position; the angle between the plantar surface and leg is a right angle]...
May 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Maura Griffin, Dawn Bond, Andrew Nicolaides
BACKGROUND: A previous study using electrical stimulation of the common peroneal nerve (geko™) to activate the venous muscle pump measured blood flow in both the femoral and popliteal veins. Increased blood flow by as much as 60% was demonstrated in the femoral vein. Such an increase is assumed to be as a result of an increase in venous flow from the deep calf veins; however this has yet to be confirmed. The aim of this study was to conduct direct measurements in these deep calf veins to confirm this assumption in healthy individuals...
August 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
P Moya, P Parra, A Arroyo, E Peña, J Benavides, R Calpena
BACKGROUND: Sacral nerve stimulation and percutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation have been described previously as effective treatments for fecal incontinence. Nevertheless, there does not exist any study that compares the efficiency of both. The aim of this study was to compare the use of SNS and PPTNS in males with FI. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study on men with FI treated with SNS or PTNS in the Coloproctology Unit of the University General Hospital of Elche and Reina Sofia of Murcia between January 2010 and December 2011...
May 2016: Techniques in Coloproctology
Alban Benezech, Michel Bouvier, Véronique Vitton
Faecal incontinence (FI) is a disabling and frequent symptom since its prevalence can vary between 5% and 15% of the general population. It has a particular negative impact on quality of life. Many tools are currently available for the treatment of FI, from conservative measures to invasive surgical treatments. The conservative treatment may be dietetic measures, various pharmacological agents, anorectal rehabilitation, posterior tibial nerve stimulation, and transanal irrigation. If needed, patients may have miniinvasive approaches such as sacral nerve modulation or antegrade irrigation...
February 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
Cedric K Olivera, Kate Meriwether, Sherif El-Nashar, Cara L Grimes, Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Francisco Orejuela, Danielle Antosh, Jon Gleason, Shunaha Kim-Fine, Thomas Wheeler, Brook McFadden, Ethan M Balk, Miles Murphy
The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy and safety of nonantimuscarinic treatments for overactive bladder. Medline, Cochrane, and other databases (inception to April 2, 2014) were used. We included any study design in which there were 2 arms and an n > 100, if at least 1 of the arms was a nonantimuscarinic therapy or any comparative trial, regardless of number, if at least 2 arms were nonantimuscarinic therapies for overactive bladder. Eleven reviewers double-screened citations and extracted eligible studies for study: population, intervention, outcome, effects on outcome categories, and quality...
July 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
P Moya, A Arroyo, M Del Mar Aguilar, I Galindo, L Giner, M Bellón, F Candela, R Calpena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Techniques in Coloproctology
Alberto Botter, Ivan Vazzoler, Taian M Vieira
The spatial distribution of H-reflexes over soleus muscle was investigated through High-Density EMG in five healthy subjects. The posterior tibial nerve was stimulated with a staircase current envelope with 1mA steps. The regions where the incremental responses (incremental H-reflexes) occurred were identified for each stimulation step with a validated segmentation algorithm. The average centroid of the segmented areas was located over the Achilles tendon, 5 cm below the myo-tendinous junction of the medial gastrocnemius...
August 2015: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Ronald B Willemse, Arjan Hillebrand, Hanneke E Ronner, W Peter Vandertop, Cornelis J Stam
OBJECTIVES: The presence of intracranial lesions or epilepsy may lead to functional reorganization and hemispheric lateralization. We applied a clinical magnetoencephalography (MEG) protocol for the localization of the contralateral and ipsilateral S1 and M1 of the foot and hand in patients with non-lesional epilepsy, stroke, developmental brain injury, traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. We investigated whether differences in activation patterns could be related to underlying pathology...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
N Veit-Rubin, S Meyer, C Achtari
Overactive bladder is a highly prevalent clinical syndrome affecting up to 17% of women. It is often associated with urodynamic detrusor overactivity, leads to embarrassment and is frequently under-diagnosed and insufficiently treated. Its pathophysiology is complex and the numerous treatment modalities, some of them of poor evidence, aim to improve quality of life. When physiotherapy fails, anticholinergics are recommended as first-line medical treatment. They can be combined with or replaced by beta3-adrenergic agonists whereas sacral neuromodulation or posterior tibia nerve stimulation are considered an efficient alternative...
October 28, 2015: Revue Médicale Suisse
Valentín Manríquez, Rodrigo Guzmán, Michel Naser, Amalia Aguilera, Simonie Narvaez, Ariel Castro, Steven Swift, G Alessandro Digesu
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (T.C. PTNS) versus extended release oxybutynin (E.R.O.) in patients with overactive bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy female patients were randomized to receive either 10mg E.R.O. daily or T.C. PTNS, using a TENS machine program with the 20Hz, 200 cycles/s, and normal stimulation setting for two 30-min sessions, each week for a 12-week period...
January 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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