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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207622/curve-characteristics-and-foraminal-dimensions-in-patients-with-adult-scoliosis-and-radiculopathy
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Andrew J Pugely, Zachary Ries, Gnanapradeep Gnanapragasam, Yubo Gao, Rachel Nash, Sergio A Mendoza-Lattes
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a correlation between radiculopathy symptoms, foraminal morphology, and curve types. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with degenerative scoliosis frequently present with foraminal stenosis and radiculopathy, the origin of which is not well understood. METHODS: A total of 48 patients (384 foraminas) were included: 14 with low back pain (B); 16 with femoral nerve pain (F); and 18 with sciatic nerve pain (S)...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203723/addition-of-transversus-thoracic-muscle-plane-block-to-pectoral-nerves-block-provides-more-effective-perioperative-pain-relief-than-pectoral-nerves-block-alone-for-breast-cancer-surgery
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194664/phrenic-nerve-stimulation-during-neck-dissection-for-advanced-thyroid-cancer-involving-level-iv-is-it-worth-doing-it
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Carlos S Duque, Juan P Dueñas, Marcela Marulanda, Diana Pérez, Andres Londoňo, Soham Roy, Mai Al Khadem
During thyroidectomy and neck dissection surgery for advanced or recurrent metastatic thyroid cancer under intraoperative monitoring, we used the available technology to assess the feasibility of such an intervention to monitor those patients with phrenic nerves at risk. A retrospective review of patients operated on from January 2009 to December 2015 by a single surgeon (CSD) was conducted. Patients who had neck and mediastinal dissection, with or without total thyroidectomy, due to advanced or recurrent metastatic disease to the neck were selected...
February 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190439/neurologic-complications-of-polytrauma
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R M Jha, L Shutter
Neurologic complications in polytrauma can be classified by etiology and clinical manifestations: neurovascular, delirium, and spinal or neuromuscular problems. Neurovascular complications include ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, or the development of traumatic arteriovenous fistulae. Delirium and encephalopathy have a reported incidence of 67-92% in mechanically ventilated polytrauma patients. Causes include sedation, analgesia/pain, medications, sleep deprivation, postoperative state, toxic ingestions, withdrawal syndromes, organ system dysfunction, electrolyte/metabolic abnormalities, and infections...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187501/anatomical-study-of-the-brachial-plexus-in-the-common-marmoset-callithrix-jacchus
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Kenji Emura, Takamitsu Arakawa, Toshio Terashima
To elucidate the forelimb phylogeny of primates, anatomical analysis of the brachial plexus in platyrrhines is beneficial. In the present study, six brachial plexuses and the surrounding arteries of four common marmosets were dissected. In five specimens, the brachial plexus consisted of five ventral rami from the fifth cervical nerve (C5) to the first thoracic nerve (T1). In one specimen, the ventral ramus of the fourth cervical nerve joined with the brachial plexus. In five specimens, the upper trunk was composed of C5 and the sixth cervical nerve (C6)...
February 10, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159637/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-tms-responses-elicited-in-hindlimb-muscles-as-an-assessment-of-synaptic-plasticity-in-spino-muscular-circuitry-after-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Hayk A Petrosyan, Valentina Alessi, Sue A Sisto, Mark Kaufman, Victor L Arvanian
Electromagnetic stimulation applied at the cranial level, i.e. transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), is a technique for stimulation and neuromodulation used for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in clinical and research settings. Although recordings of TMS elicited motor-evoked potentials (MEP) are an essential diagnostic tool for spinal cord injured (SCI) patients, they are reliably recorded from arm, and not leg muscles. Mid-thoracic contusion is a common SCI that results in locomotor impairments predominantly in legs...
January 31, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158157/successful-long-term-nerve-root-stimulation-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-a-real-world-single-center-canadian-experience
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Adrian B Levine, David A Steven, Andrew G Parrent, Keith W MacDougall
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a well-established treatment for chronic neuropathic pain in the lower limbs. However, some patients have pain in distributions that are difficult to target specifically and consistently with SCS. This often involves pain in the groin or upper limbs, or pain limited to a specific dermatome. We hypothesized that dorsal nerve root stimulation (DNRS) would provide similar pain relief for these patients, compared to our results using SCS. OBJECTIVES: In this study we report our experience treating patients with chronic neuropathic pain using SCS and DNRS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149550/management-of-acute-postoperative-pain-with-continuous-intercostal-nerve-block-after-single-port-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-anatomic-resection
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Ming-Ju Hsieh, Kuo-Cheng Wang, Hung-Pin Liu, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Yi-Cheng Wu, Yin-Kai Chao, Ching-Feng Wu
BACKGROUND: Effective postoperative pain control for thoracic surgery is very important, not only because it reduces pulmonary complications but also because it accelerates the pace of recovery. Moreover, it increases patients' satisfaction with the surgery. In this study, we present a simple approach involving the safe placement of intercostal catheter (ICC) after single port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) anatomic resection and we evaluate postoperative analgesic function with and without it...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149542/does-videomediastinoscopy-with-frozen-sections-improve-mediastinal-staging-during-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-pulmonary-resections
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Alessandro Gonfiotti, Stefano Bongiolatti, Domenico Viggiano, Sara Borgianni, Roberto Borrelli, Giorgia Tancredi, Massimo O Jaus, Leonardo Politi, Camilla E Comin, Luca Voltolini
BACKGROUND: To assess if video-mediastinoscopy (VM) with frozen sections (FS) combined with a video-assisted thoracic surgery major pulmonary resection (VMPRS) is able to improve VATS mediastinal intraoperative staging. METHODS: From June 2012 to March 2015 a total of 146 patients underwent VMPRS lymphadenectomy. NCCN guidelines were followed for pre-operative staging, including VM with FS in 27 patients (19%). Procedural time, dissected nodal stations, complications related to VM and VATS lymphadenectomy and definitive histology, were evaluated...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147340/proposed-modifications-of-supraclavicular-lymph-node-metastasis-in-the-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-staging-system-for-improved-survival-stratification
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Yuzhen Zheng, Zhen Wang, Feng Wang, Qingyuan Huang, Shuoyan Liu
The present study aims to investigate the clinical implication of supraclavicular lymph nodes (SCLNs) in thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). A total of 1156 ESCC patients who underwent three-field lymphadenectomy with node metastasis were analyzed retrospectively. SCLNs were defined as regional nodes in the current system or as distant nodes in the modified system. Survival was analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method, and values were compared using the log-rank test. Multivariate analysis was performed using the Cox proportional hazard model...
January 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144166/osteopathic-treatment-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-with-left-brachialgia-a-case-report
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Bruno Bordoni, Fabiola Marelli, Bruno Morabito, Beatrice Sacconi
This study deals with an osteopathic approach used for a patient with left-ventricular assist device (L-VAD) affected by left brachialgia. Clinical examination revealed the presence of thoracic outlet syndrome and pectoralis minor syndrome, with compression of the left proximal ulnar nerve, related to the surgical sternotomy performed. The osteopathic techniques used can be classified as indirect and direct, addressed to the pectoralis minor and the first left rib, respectively. To our knowledge, this is the first text in literature with an osteopathic treatment in a patient with L-VAD...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134956/long-thoracic-nerve-injury-caused-by-overhead-weight-lifting-leading-to-scapular-dyskinesis-and-medial-scapular-winging
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Justin B Berthold, Timothy M Burg, Ryan Paul Nussbaum
Scapular winging represents a rare phenomenon that most commonly results from nerve damage to either the long thoracic nerve, spinal accessory nerve, or, less commonly, the dorsal scapular nerve. This injury results in an abnormal scapulohumeral interaction during kinetic motion known as scapular dyskinesis. In this case report, the patient presented with scapular dyskinesis and medial scapular winging caused by overhead weight-lifting exercises, and a long thoracic nerve injury was diagnosed. Physicians are encouraged to consider long thoracic nerve damage in a patient with a history of repetitive overhead movements who presents with scapular dyskinesis and the corresponding restriction of overhead arm motions...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130613/enteric-neurons-of-the-esophagus-an-immunohistochemical-study-using-donated-elderly-cadavers
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Ai Hirano-Kawamoto, Yohei Honkura, Yuta Kobayashi, Gen Murakami, Shin-Ichi Abe, Yukio Katori
PURPOSE: To describe and discuss the normal anatomy and function of enteric neurons in the esophagus of aged individuals. METHOD: We examined ganglion cells in esophagus specimens obtained from 15 elderly cadavers without any macroscopic pathology in the mediastinum and abdomen. Neuronal nitric oxide synthase and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide were used as parasympathetic nerve markers, and tyrosine hydroxylase as a sympathetic nerve marker. RESULTS: The thoracic and abdominal esophagus contained a well-developed myenteric nerve plexus (S100 protein-positive area) in the intermuscular layer: 0...
January 27, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124286/colokinetic-effect-of-somatostatin-in-the-spinal-defecation-center-in-rats
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Kiyotada Naitou, Takahiko Shiina, Hiroyuki Nakamori, Yuuki Sano, Hiroki Shimaoka, Yasutake Shimizu
Somatostatin and its receptors are expressed in the spinal cord, but the functional roles of the peptide remain unknown. In this study, we examined the colokinetic effect of somatostatin in the spinal defecation center in anesthetized rats. Intrathecal application of somatostatin into the lumbo-sacral cord caused propulsive contractions of the colorectum. However, somatostatin administered intravenously or intrathecally to the thoracic cord failed to enhance colorectal motility. Transection of the thoracic cord had no significant impact on the colokinetic action of somatostatin...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115867/sonographic-tracking-of-trunk-nerves-essential-for-ultrasound-guided-pain-management-and-research
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Ke-Vin Chang, Chih-Peng Lin, Chia-Shiang Lin, Wei-Ting Wu, Manoj K Karmakar, Levent Özçakar
Delineation of architecture of peripheral nerves can be successfully achieved by high-resolution ultrasound (US), which is essential for US-guided pain management. There are numerous musculoskeletal pain syndromes involving the trunk nerves necessitating US for evaluation and guided interventions. The most common peripheral nerve disorders at the trunk region include thoracic outlet syndrome (brachial plexus), scapular winging (long thoracic nerve), interscapular pain (dorsal scapular nerve), and lumbar facet joint syndrome (medial branches of spinal nerves)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097067/anatomical-mechanism-of-spontaneous-recovery-in-regions-caudal-to-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-lesions-in-rats
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Lu-Sheng Li, Hao Yu, Raynald Raynald, Xiao-Dong Wang, Guang-Hui Dai, Hong-Bin Cheng, Xue-Bin Liu, Yi-Hua An
BACKGROUND: The nerve fibre circuits around a lesion play a major role in the spontaneous recovery process after spinal cord hemisection in rats. The aim of the present study was to answer the following question: in the re-control process, do all spinal cord nerves below the lesion site participate, or do the spinal cord nerves of only one vertebral segment have a role in repair? METHODS: First we made a T7 spinal cord hemisection in 50 rats. Eight weeks later, they were divided into three groups based on distinct second operations at T7: ipsilateral hemisection operation, contralateral hemisection, or transection...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087135/surgical-site-infection-related-to-use-of-elastomeric-pumps-in-pectus-excavatum-repair-lessons-learned-from-root-cause-analysis
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Nadja Apelt, Joshua Schaffzin, Christina Bates, Rebeccah L Brown, Marc Mecoli, Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, Victor Garcia
BACKGROUND: Pectus excavatum repair (PEX) is among the most painful thoracic procedures performed. Continuous peripheral nerve blockade (CPNB) is known to be efficacious in optimizing pain control while limiting narcotic use in adult thoracic procedures. It was introduced in May 2015 as a bridge to oral pain control in children undergoing PEX. Consequently, the surgical site infection (SSI) rate increased from 2.7% to 27.7%. METHODS: SSI surveillance followed national guidelines...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074445/intrathoracic-tumor-of-the-chest-wall-a-case-of-castleman-s-disease-mimicking-myositis-of-the-lower-extremities
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Athanasios Tampakis, Ekaterini Christina Tampaki, Thomas Daikeler, Didier Lardinois
Castleman's disease refers to a group of uncommon lymphoproliferative disorders which exhibit common lymph-node histological features. A 72-year-old male patient presented with signs of lower limb myositis. Detailed work-up focused initially on evaluating hematological malignancies, the presence of a solid tumor, autoimmune diseases and degenerative disorders of the peripheral nerves. Finally, a PET-CT scan was performed to exclude paraneoplastic manifestations of a primary tumor, revealing  however a tumor of the thoracic wall...
January 10, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058549/reliable-surgical-techniques-for-lymphadenectomy-along-the-left-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-during-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-in-the-prone-position
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Taro Oshikiri, Tetsu Nakamura, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Shingo Kanaji, Kimihiro Yamashita, Takeru Matsuda, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
BACKGROUND: Lymphadenectomy along the left recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) in esophageal cancer is important for disease control (1) but requires advanced dissection skills. We previously reported a reliable method (2) for lymphadenectomy along the left RLN during thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position (TEP). The goal of this method is complete dissection of the lymph nodes along the left RLN in a safe manner. METHOD: This procedure is performed for all resectable thoracic esophageal cancers...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057591/surgical-management-of-spontaneous-spinal-cerebrospinal-fluid-epidural-fistula
#20
Declan G Siedler, Imogen M Ibbett, Nova B Thani
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hypotension secondary to spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula is a rare condition which can have serious sequelae. Early diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of a 17-year-old man who presented with a history of sudden onset, postural headaches, associated with upper thoracic back pain. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) demonstrated a thoracic extradural fluid collection and slumping of the brain within the posterior fossa...
January 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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