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Meng Tian, Tianwei Lou, Jun Leng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect difference between acupuncture combined with electroacupuncture (EA) and simple acupuncture for hand spasm in stroke patients. METHODS: Sixty patients were randomly assigned into an acupuncture group and a combination group, 30 cases in each one. Patients in the two groups were treated with acupuncture at the affected Jianyu (LI 15), Binao (LI 14), Jianliao (TE 14), Quchi (LI 11), Shousanli (LI 10), Waiguan (TE 5), Futu (ST 32), Liangqiu (ST 34), Xuehai (SP 10), Zusanli (ST 36), Shangjuxu (ST 37), Xiajuxu (ST 39), Yinlingquan (SP 9), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Taixi (KI 3), Taichong (LR 3), and the points at the middle of all the dorsal muscles between metacarpal bones...
September 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Donato Rigante, Michele Fastiggi, Francesco Ricci, Francesca D'Errico, Benedetta Bracci, Cristina Guerriero
Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is a vasospastic disorder characterized by recurrent self-limited episodes of skin pallor, cyanosis, and hyperemia caused by paroxysmal spasms in the small arteries of the fingers and toes and can occur in any age group. Hands, feet, nose, ears, and nipples can be affected. The diagnosis is made clinically, assessing varying degrees of ischemia in the involved areas of skin, but this transient ischemia may also herald the onset of connective tissue disease. Investigation is recommended when RP starts in childhood to exclude an underlying autoimmune condition and close follow-up for its development...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
Satoko Miyatake, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Zornitza Stark, Makoto Nabetani, Yoshinori Tsurusaki, Mitsuko Nakashima, Noriko Miyake, Takeshi Mizuguchi, Akira Ohtake, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto
KBG syndrome (KBGS) is an autosomal dominant multiple congenital anomaly-intellectual disability syndrome, characterized by developmental delay with neurological involvements, macrodontia of the upper central incisors, characteristic facial dysmorphism and skeletal anomalies. Variants in ANKRD11 cause KBGS. We present five individuals from four families with ANKRD11 variants identified by whole-exome sequencing. Four of the five were clinically affected, and their diagnoses were varied. One was typical KBGS, two were Coffin-Siris syndrome-like (CSS), and one was intellectual disability with infantile spasms...
August 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
Lei Xia, Ming-Xing Liu, Jun Zhong, Ning-Ning Dou, Bin Li, Hui Sun, Shi-Ting Li
Although the microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery has become an effective remedy for cranial nerve rhizopathies, it is still challengeable and may result in a fatal sequel sometimes. Therefore, the operative skill needs to be further highlighted with emphasis on the safety and a preplan for management of postoperative fatal complications should be established. We retrospectively analyzed 6974 cases of MVD. Postoperatively, 46 patients (0.66 %) presented decline in consciousness with a positive finger-nose test (or failure to be tested) after wake up from the anesthesia, whom were focused on in this study...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Review
Mohammed Shabrawishi, Abdurahman Albeity, Hani Almoallim
Raynaud's phenomenon refers to reversible spasms of the peripheral arterioles that can be primary Raynaud's phenomenon (PRP) or secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (SRP) to underlying connective tissue disease, both of which are characterized by a triphasic color response triggered by cold exposure or stress. PRP is typically a benign disease, whereas SRP may progress into digital ulcers and/or gangrene. Here, we report a case of a 55-year-old female diagnosed with PRP 7 years ago. Treatment with first-line agents, including calcium channel blocker, aspirin, and phosphodiesterase inhibitor, did not control her symptoms, which progressed to digital ulceration and gangrene...
2016: Case Reports in Rheumatology
Yuk Law, Yiu Che Chan, Stephen Wing-Keung Cheng
Due to the relatively low metabolic demand and extensive collaterals of the upper limb, peripheral arterial disease seldom leads to tissue loss, except in patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF), rheumatologic diseases, Raynaud's disease, frostbites, or distal emboli. We report a case of a 51-year-old lady with ESRF who presented to our tertiary referral vascular center with infected gangrene of her right ring finger. Duplex ultrasound showed that her forearm arteries were severely diseased. Digital subtraction angiogram showed severe multilevel stenoses/occlusions in her forearm radial and ulnar arteries...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
Elena Ortega Vicente, Mercedes Garrido Redondo
Raynaud's Phenomenon is caused by spasm of the small arteries and arterioles of the fingers. It is triggered by various stimuli including exposure to cold or a stressful event. It may be symmetrical or wrap one end. The appearance of this entity in children is rare. We report the case of a 4 year old male consultation health center by episodes of coldness, pallor and pain in both feet.
November 2016: Reumatología Clinica
Jemima Tiwaa Marfo, Kazutoshi Fujioka, Yoshinori Ikenaka, Shouta M M Nakayama, Hazuki Mizukawa, Yoshiko Aoyama, Mayumi Ishizuka, Kumiko Taira
Neonicotinoid insecticides are nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists used worldwide. Their environmental health effects including neurotoxicity are of concern. We previously determined a metabolite of acetamiprid, N-desmethyl-acetamiprid in the urine of a patient, who exhibited some typical symptoms including neurological findings. We sought to investigate the association between urinary N-desmethyl-acetamiprid and the symptoms by a prevalence case-control study. Spot urine samples were collected from 35 symptomatic patients of unknown origin and 50 non-symptomatic volunteers (non-symptomatic group, NSG, 4-87 year-old)...
2015: PloS One
Ander Letamendia, Javier López-Román, Juan Bustamante-Munguira, Jesús Herreros
OBJECTIVE: Among Basque handball players, the repeated impact of a ball on the palms of their hands hundreds of thousands of times throughout their sporting careers produces Raynaud syndrome. Treating this patient group is complex. Our objective was to assess the efficacy of digital periarterial sympathectomy in this patient group. METHODS: The study included all of the federated amateur and professional Basque handball patients who presented with Raynaud syndrome assessed in the vascular surgery service between January 2005 and December 2012...
February 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Shiv Shankar Saha, Anurag Pandey, Chirayu Parwal
INTRODUCTION: Microvascular anastomosis is a crucial procedure in replantation surgeries. Venous insufficiency is one of the most consistent cause of failure or re-exploration in these surgeries necessitating the use of venous grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We discuss our study of 9 such replantation surgeries executed in calendar year 2013-2014, including a double finger replantation done in the same patient having total amputation of 4 fingers of the same (right) hand, in which an arterial segment was used as a microvascular interposition graft for venous anastomosis...
May 2015: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Hemanshu Prabhakar, Santosh Rath, Mani Kalaivani, Neel Bhanderi
BACKGROUND: Surgery on fingers is a common procedure in emergency and day care surgery. Adrenaline combined with lidocaine can prolong digital nerve block and provide a bloodless operating field. Extended postoperative pain relief can reduce the need for analgesics and can facilitate hand rehabilitation. Conventionally, adrenaline is avoided at anatomical sites with end arteries such as digits, penis and pinna because of concerns about arterial spasm, ischaemia and gangrene distal to the site of drug infiltration...
March 19, 2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Bruno Durrer
Frostbite is most likely to happen in combination with accidents, intoxications or psychiatric emergencies and typically affects smaller, more exposed areas of the body, such as fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. The preclinical treatment consists of rapid rewarming of the injured tissue in a water-bath that is held between 38 - 42 °C (hand-hot) in a stable, warm environment. A new clssification allows a faster assessment of the outcome. New retrospective studies suggest the efficacy of thrombolysis or prostacyclin analogues against spasm and thrombosis for a better outcome...
January 2015: Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique
Khashayar Dashtipour, Jack J Chen, Heather W Walker, Michael Y Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate clinical trial efficacy, safety, and dosing practices of abobotulinumtoxinA (ABO) treatment in adult patients with upper limb spasticity (ULS). METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed to identify randomized controlled trials and other comparative clinical studies of ABO in the treatment of adult ULS published in English between January 1991 and January 2013. Medical literature databases (PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE) were searched, and a total of 295 records were identified...
March 2015: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Jun Liu, Xiang-Hua Fu, Ling Xue, Wei-Li Wu, Xin-Shun Gu, Shi-Qiang Li
OBJECTIVES: Transradial access has become commonly used for elective evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease, but it has some disadvantages and has had limited use in the acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Because the diameter of the ulnar artery is usually larger than that of the radial artery, we hypothesized that the ulnar artery could be used as an access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The present study compares the feasibility, safety, and outcome of transulnar artery and transradial artery access for PCI in patients with ACS...
October 2014: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Shanjun Ma, Tianjian Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the median nerve constrictive operation combined with tendon transfer to treat the brain paralysis convulsive deformity of the hand. METHODS: The clinical data from 21 cases with brain paralysis convulsive deformity of the hand were analyzed retrospectively between August 2009 and April 2012. Of them, there were 13 males and 8 females with an average age of 15 years (range, 10-29 years). The causes of the convulsive cerebral palsy included preterm deliveries in 11 cases, hypoxia asphyxia in 7, traumatic brain injury in 2, and encephalitis sequela in 1...
May 2014: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Peter T Pacik
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This clinical opinion was written to bring attention to the understanding and treatment of vaginismus, a condition that is often under diagnosed and therefore inadequately treated, yet affects millions of women worldwide. Despite its description more than a century ago, vaginismus is rarely taught in medical school, residency training, and medical meetings. The DSM 5 classification stresses that vaginismus is a penetration disorder in that any form of vaginal penetration such as tampons, finger, vaginal dilators, gynecological examinations, and intercourse is often painful or impossible...
December 2014: International Urogynecology Journal
Xi Zhang, Hong-Li He
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March 2014: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
José Cid, José L De La Calle, Esther López, Cristina Del Pozo, Alfredo Perucho, María Soledad Acedo, Dolores Bedmar, Javier Benito, Javier De Andrés, Susana Díaz, Juan Antonio García, Leticia Gómez-Caro, Adolfo Gracia, José María Hernández, Joaquín Insausti, María Madariaga, Pedro Moñino, Manuel Ruiz, Estrella Uriarte, Alfonso Vidal
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) symptoms and signs are nonspecific. If required, diagnostic blocks may find the source of pain, but indicators of suspect diagnosis must be defined to identify anatomical targets. OBJECTIVE: To reach a consensus from an expert panel on the indicators for the most common causes of LBP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 3-round (2 telematic and 1 face-to-face) modified Delphi survey with a questionnaire on 78 evidence-based indicators of 7 LBP etiologies was completed by 23 experts...
January 2015: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Vilhjalmur Finsen
BACKGROUND: It is often maintained that a local anaesthetic (usually lidocaine) with adrenaline must not be used in fingers and toes because it may cause necrosis due to vascular spasm in end arteries. This review article is an attempt to find evidence to support this warning. METHOD: Relevant literature was found by means of searches in PubMed limited downwards to 1946 and in EMBASE from 1980 to 2012, and in reference lists. RESULTS: Five review articles on finger necrosis following local anaesthesia concluded that lidocaine with adrenaline does not entail a risk of ischaemic injury...
September 17, 2013: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
Kristina Simonyan, Brian D Berman, Peter Herscovitch, Mark Hallett
Spasmodic dysphonia is a primary focal dystonia characterized by involuntary spasms in the laryngeal muscles during speech production. The pathophysiology of spasmodic dysphonia is thought to involve structural and functional abnormalities in the basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical circuitry; however, neurochemical correlates underpinning these abnormalities as well as their relations to spasmodic dysphonia symptoms remain unknown. We used positron emission tomography with the radioligand [(11)C]raclopride (RAC) to study striatal dopaminergic neurotransmission at the resting state and during production of symptomatic sentences and asymptomatic finger tapping in spasmodic dysphonia patients...
September 11, 2013: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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