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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765790/direct-posterior-bipolar-cervical-facet-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-a-simpler-and-safer-approach-to-denervate-the-facet-capsule
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Ovidiu Palea, Haroon M Andar, Ramon Lugo, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Radiofrequency cervical rhizotomy has been shown to be effective for the relief of chronic neck pain, whether it be due to soft tissue injury, cervical spondylosis, or post-cervical spine surgery. The target and technique have traditionally been taught using an oblique approach to the anterior lateral capsule of the cervical facet joint. The goal is to position the electrode at the proximal location of the recurrent branch after it leaves the exiting nerve root and loops back to the cervical facet joint. The standard oblique approach to the recurrent nerve requires the testing of both motor and sensory components to verify the correct position and ensure safety so as to not damage the slightly more anterior nerve root...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689006/a-comparison-of-isolated-lumbar-extension-strength-between-healthy-asymptomatic-participants-and-chronic-low-back-pain-subjects-without-previous-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Rebecca Conway, Jessica Behennah, James Fisher, Neil Osborne, James Steele
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To compare isolated lumbar extension strength between healthy asymptomatic participants and participants with chronic low back pain (CLBP), whilst controlling for previous lumbar spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Deconditioning of the lumbar musculature is common in those with previous lumbar surgery, resulting in decreased strength and endurance. Evidence is required to support whether this is the case for participants with CLBP yet no previous surgery compared with asymptomatic participants...
April 23, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653244/opioid-use-following-cervical-spine-surgery-trends-and-factors-associated-with-long-term-use
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Andrew J Pugely, Nicholas A Bedard, Piyush Kalakoti, Nathan R Hendrickson, Jamal N Shillingford, Joseph L Laratta, Comron Saifi, Ronald A Lehman, K Daniel Riew
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Limited or no data exist evaluating risk factors associated with prolonged opioid use following cervical arthrodesis. PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to assess trends in postoperative narcotic use among preoperative opioid users (OUs) versus non-opioid users (NOUs) and to identify factors associated with postoperative narcotic use at 1 year following cervical arthrodesis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: This is a retrospective observational study...
April 10, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581014/magnetic-resonance-neurography-in-chronic-lumbosacral-and-pelvic-pain-diagnostic-and-management-impact-institutional-audit
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Riham Dessouky, Yin Xi, Kelly M Scott, Mohammed Khaleel, Kevin Gill, Stephanie Jones, Dalia N Khalifa, Hazim I Tantawy, Magdy A Aidaros, Avneesh Chhabra
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Low back and pelvic pain are among the most prevalent conditions worldwide, with major social and economic costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) of lumbosacral plexus in the management and outcomes of these patients with chronic pain. METHODS: Consecutive patients with chronic lumbosacral and pelvic pain referred for MRN over a year were included. Preimaging and postimaging clinical diagnosis and treatment, pain levels, and location were recorded...
June 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566313/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-failed-neck-surgery-syndrome-outcome-of-a-prospective-case-series
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Corey W Hunter, Jonathan Carlson, Ajax Yang, Timothy Deer
OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an accepted, cost-effective treatment option for a variety of chronic pain syndromes, including failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). The application of SCS in the cervical spine, particularly for pain after cervical spine surgery, has been drawn into question in recent years by payers due to a purported lack of clinical evidence. To challenge this claim, we analyzed data from a prospective registry to support the use of SCS in the cervical spine for pain after spine surgery...
March 22, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409817/botulinum-toxin-treatment-of-pain-syndromes-an-evidence-based-review
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Yasaman Safarpour, Bahman Jabbari
This review evaluates the existing level of evidence for efficacy of BoNTs in different pain syndromes using the recommended efficacy criteria from the Assessment and Therapeutic Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. There is a level A evidence (effective) for BoNT therapy in post-herpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and posttraumatic neuralgia. There is a level B evidence (probably effective) for diabetic neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, pain associated with total knee arthroplasty, male pelvic pain syndrome, chronic low back pain, male pelvic pain, and neuropathic pain secondary to traumatic spinal cord injury...
June 1, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375941/use-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-elderly-patients-with-multi-factorial-chronic-lumbar-and-non-radicular-lower-extremity-pain
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Michelle Granville, Aldo F Berti, Robert E Jacobson
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective treatment for chronic back and limb pain. The criteria for use of SCS for specific problems such as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), peripheral neuropathic pain and residual pain after joint replacement is well established. With an aging population, there are more patients presenting with a combination of various multi-factorial chronic pain problems rather than from a single clear cause. It is not uncommon to see patients with chronic back pain years after spine surgery with new additional pain in the area of joint replacement or due to peripheral neuropathy...
November 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231159/facet-joint-injections-for-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-feasibility-rct
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Saowarat Snidvongs, Rod S Taylor, Alia Ahmad, Simon Thomson, Manohar Sharma, Angela Farr, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Stephanie Poulton, Vivek Mehta, Richard Langford
BACKGROUND: Pain of lumbar facet-joint origin is a common cause of low back pain in adults and may lead to chronic pain and disability, with associated health and socioeconomic implications. The socioeconomic burden includes an inability to return to work resulting in loss of productivity in addition to direct and indirect health-care utilisation costs. Lumbar facet-joints are paired synovial joints between the superior and inferior articular processes of consecutive lumbar vertebrae and between the fifth lumbar vertebra and the sacrum...
December 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206315/intrathecal-trialing-of-continuous-infusion-combination-therapy-with-hydromorphone-and-bupivacaine-in-failed-back-surgery-patients
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Ryan J Galica, Salim M Hayek, Elias Veizi, Matthew T McEwan, Sivakanth Katta, Omar Ali, Nida Aziz, Nidhi Sondhi
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal (IT) trial is a prognostic interventional pain management procedure employed to determine the potential success of treating intractable pain with an implantable infusion device system. There is a dearth of data regarding trials with continuous infusion of combination therapy (e.g. opioid combined with local anesthetic). The objective of the this study was to determine the overall outcomes of continuous infusion IT trials and factors influencing long-term success of IT therapy in patients with chronic intractable pain post-laminectomy...
December 5, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066939/prevalence-of-neuro-musculoskeletal-pain-and-dysfunction-in-open-heart-surgical-patients-preoperatively-and-at-6-and-12-weeks-postoperatively-a-prospective-longitudinal-observation-study
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R Nicole Bellet, Rhonda L Lamb, Tonya D Gould, Harold J Bartlett
Chronic neuro-musculoskeletal pain is an important complication of open-heart surgery (OHS). To better understand the development and natural course of neuro-musculoskeletal pain in the immediate post-OHS period, this prospective longitudinal study assessed the prevalence and degree of pain and shoulder disability, and areas of pain pre- and post-OHS. Usual medical, nursing, and physiotherapy care was provided including early extubation, education, walking, sitting out of bed, and upper, lower limb, and trunk exercises from day 1 post-operation...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962907/effect-of-pre-injection-opioid-use-on-post-injection-patient-reported-outcomes-following-epidural-steroid-injections-for-radicular-pain
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Johnny J Wei, Silky Chotai, Ahilan Sivaganesan, Kristin R Archer, Byron J Schneider, Aaron J Yang, Clinton J Devin
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Chronic opioid therapy is associated with worse patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following spine surgery. However, little literature exists on the relationship between opioid use and PROs following epidural steroid injections for radicular pain. PURPOSE: We evaluated the association between pre-injection opioid use and PROs following spine epidural steroid injection. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective analysis of a prospective longitudinal registry database...
September 28, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798688/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-novel-rat-model-of-mechanical-low-back-pain-using-behavioral-pharmacologic-and-histologic-methods
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Arjun Muralidharan, Thomas S W Park, John T Mackie, Luiz G S Gimenez, Andy Kuo, Janet R Nicholson, Laura Corradini, Maree T Smith
Chronic low back pain (LBP), the leading cause of disability globally, is notoriously difficult to treat. Most rodent models of LBP mimic lumbar radicular pain rather than mechanical LBP. Here, we describe establishment of a new rat model of mechanical LBP that is devoid of a neuropathic component. Groups of adult male Sprague Dawley rats were anesthetized and their lumbar L4/L5 and L5/L6 intervertebral disks (IVDs) were punctured (0.5 mm outer diameter, 2mm-deep) 5 (LPB-5X), or 10 (LBP-10X) times per disk...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667363/which-patient-reported-factors-predict-referral-to-spinal-surgery-a-cohort-study-among-4987-chronic-low-back-pain-patients
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Johanna M van Dongen, Miranda L van Hooff, Maarten Spruit, Marinus de Kleuver, Raymond W J G Ostelo
PURPOSE: It is unknown which chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients are typically referred to spinal surgery. The present study, therefore, aimed to explore which patient-reported factors are predictive of spinal surgery referral among CLBP patients. METHODS: CLBP patients were consecutively recruited from a Dutch orthopedic hospital specialized in spine care (n = 4987). The outcome of this study was referral to spinal surgery (yes/no), and was assessed using hospital records...
November 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598895/concurrent-use-of-lumbar-total-disc-arthroplasty-and-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-the-lumbar-hybrid-procedure-for-the-treatment-of-multilevel-symptomatic-degenerative-disc-disease-a-prospective-study
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Matthew Scott-Young, Laurence McEntee, Ben Schram, Evelyne Rathbone, Wayne Hing, David Nielsen
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical and patient outcomes post combined total disc arthroplasty (TDA) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), known as hybrid surgery for the treatment of multilevel symptomatic degenerative disc disease (DDD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Class I studies comparing the treatment of one-level lumbar DDD with TDA and ALIF have confirmed the effectiveness of those treatments through clinical and patient outcomes...
January 15, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570879/acute-onset-of-paraganglioma-of-filum-terminale-a-case-report-and-surgical-treatment
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Domenico Murrone, Bruno Romanelli, Giuseppe Vella, Aldo Ierardi
INTRODUCTION: Paragangliomas of filum terminale are rare benign tumors, arising from the adrenal medulla or extra-adrenal paraganglia. These lesions usually present with chronic back pain and radiculopathy and only two cases of acute neurological deficit have been reported in literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A case with an acute paraplegia and cauda equina syndrome due to an hemorrhagic paraganglioma of the filum terminale is described. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an intradural tumor extending from L1 to L2 compressing the cauda equina, with an intralesional and intradural bleed...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505029/treatment-options-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-with-refractory-chronic-pain-an-evidence-based-approach
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Kasra Amirdelfan, Lynn Webster, Lawrence Poree, Vishad Sukul, Porter McRoberts
STUDY DESIGN: A significant number of lumbar postsurgical patients continue to suffer persistent pain and limited function and are termed to have "Failed back surgery syndrome" (FBSS). This review evaluates clinical trial data for the treatment of FBSS patients. OBJECTIVE: Using an evidence-based approach to evaluate FBSS treatments will assist clinicians in choosing the most effective options for FBSS patients. Furthermore, reducing the utilization of less effective therapies may result in substantial financial savings for this patient population...
July 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457932/role-of-conventional-myelography-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-degenerative-spine-disease-in-low-income-communities-prospective-study
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David Kitya, Maria Punchak, Francis Bajunirwe
INTRODUCTION: Chronic back pain is a common problem, and imaging is crucial for effective diagnosis and treatment. In low-resource settings conventional myelography is a cheap alternative to magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. This study was conducted to reexamine the diagnostic reliability, effectiveness for surgical decision making, and safety of conventional myelography. METHODS: The study was conducted at Tenwek Mission Hospital during June 2009 and March 2010...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194840/burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-increases-peripheral-antineuroinflammatory-interleukin-10-levels-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-with-predominant-back-pain
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Thomas M Kinfe, Sajjad Muhammad, Carolina Link, Sandra Roeske, Shafqat R Chaudhry, Thomas L Yearwood
OBJECTIVES: Burst spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been reported to reduce back pain and improve functional capacity in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS). However, its mechanism of action is not completely understood. Systemic circulating cytokines have been associated with the development of chronic back pain. METHODS: This prospective, feasibility study enrolled 12 refractory FBSS patients with predominant back pain (70% of overall pain) suitable for Burst SCS...
June 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152784/breast-cancer-patient-functional-status-and-comorbidities-and-their-impact-on-treatment-aggressiveness-a-population-based-study
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Ramsankar Basak, Ronald C Chen
306 Background: The ASCO Choosing Wisely Campaign and other published guidelines recommend avoidance of aggressive treatments in early-stage cancer patients with limited life expectancy. However, patients with more advanced cancers are likely to benefit from aggressive treatment. The population-based SEER-MHOS (Medicare Health Outcomes Survey) provides unique data to allow assessment of aggressiveness of cancer treatment by cancer stage and patient frailty. METHODS: MHOS includes patient-reported functional deficits in a sample of Medicare beneficiaries, and has been linked with SEER data which provide diagnostic and treatment data...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132158/evaluation-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-on-the-symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-and-pain-intensity-in-patients-with-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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L P Robb, J M Cooney, C R McCrory
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is now established as the primary treatment for failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Commonly, patients with chronic pain and FBSS often report symptoms of anxiety and depression resulting from this condition. These factors can modulate and amplify the pain experience, therefore, further challenging treatment success. AIMS: This study examined the efficacy of SCS on alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and depression associated with chronic pain as well as pain intensity in a group of patients with FBSS...
August 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
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