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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931106/a-case-of-prethoracic-pain-radiating-upward-and-initiating-nervus-intermedius-neuralgia-and-migraine-headache-could-epicrania-fugax-pain-start-in-the-upper-body
#1
Yu Wang, Pei-Lin Kan, Yuan-Feng Tao, Xiao-Yan Li, Xiao-Juan Yang, Gui-Ling Liang
Epicrania fugax (EF) was recently classified as a primary headache in the Appendix of the International Classification of Headache Disorders, third edition (ICHD-III). It is characterized by a paroxysmal pain rapidly radiating forward or backward along a linear or zigzag trajectory on the surface of the head. This article reports a 76-year-old woman who newly developed a paroxysmal EF-type pain distributed not only in the territories of the trigeminal and occipital nerves, but also in the territories of the cervical and thoracic nerves...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928496/dorsal-scapular-nerve-neuropathy-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
#2
Brad Muir
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to elucidate this little known cause of upper back pain through a narrative review of the literature and to discuss the possible role of the dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) in the etiopathology of other similar diagnoses in this area including cervicogenic dorsalgia (CD), notalgia paresthetica (NP), SICK scapula and a posterolateral arm pain pattern. BACKGROUND: Dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) neuropathy has been a rarely thought of differential diagnosis for mid scapular, upper to mid back and costovertebral pain...
August 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919363/thoracic-spinal-cord-and-cervical-vagosympathetic-neuromodulation-obtund-nodose-sensory-transduction-of-myocardial-ischemia
#3
Siamak Salavatian, Eric Beaumont, David Gibbons, Matthew Hammer, Donald B Hoover, J Andrew Armour, Jeffrey L Ardell
BACKGROUND: Autonomic regulation therapy involving either vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) or spinal cord stimulation (SCS) represents emerging bioelectronic therapies for heart disease. The objective of this study was to determine if VNS and/or SCS modulate primary cardiac afferent sensory transduction of the ischemic myocardium. METHODS: Using extracellular recordings in 19 anesthetized canines, of 88 neurons evaluated, 36 ventricular-related nodose ganglia sensory neurons were identified by their functional activity responses to epicardial touch, chemical activation of their sensory neurites (epicardial veratridine) and great vessel (descending aorta or inferior vena cava) occlusion...
August 18, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913488/bilateral-thoracic-paravertebral-nerve-blocks-for-placement-of-percutaneous-radiologic-gastrostomy-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-series
#4
Arun Kalava, Steven Clendenen, J Mark McKinney, Elird Bojaxhi, Roy A Greengrass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the efficacy of bilateral thoracic paravertebral nerve blocks (PVB) in providing procedural anesthesia and post-procedural analgesia for placement of percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy tubes (PRG) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We prospectively observed 10 patients with ALS scheduled for PRG placement that had bilateral thoracic PVBs at thoracic 7, 8, and 9 levels with administration of a mixture of 3 mL of 1% ropivacaine, 0...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901688/poly-glycerol-sebacate-combined-with-chondroitinase-abc-promotes-spinal-cord-repair-in-rats
#5
Qi Pan, Yan Guo, Fanyong Kong
This study was to investigate the feasibility of PGS combined with ChABC for repairing the transection of spinal cords (TSC) in rats. A thoracic 10 (T10) TSC model of rats was employed. The effects of PGS with ChABC on the morphology and histological structure of the spinal cords, Basso, Beattie, Bresnahan (BBB) scores, and the expression of GAP-43 and NF-200 were comparatively studied. The BBB scores indicated that all rats with TSC were paralyzed immediately after surgery and then recovered hind limb movement gradually, but did not fully recover until the end of week 12...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894676/meta-analysis-of-long-thoracic-nerve-decompression-and-neurolysis-versus-muscle-and-tendon-transfer-operative-treatments-of-winging-scapula
#6
Rahul K Nath, Chandra Somasundaram
BACKGROUND: Injury to long thoracic and the spinal accessory nerves can cause winging scapula as a result of weakness and paralysis of the trapezius and serratus anterior muscles. Although these nerve and muscle operations have been reported to correct winging scapula due to various causes, there is no report on comparing the outcomes of these procedures in peer-reviewed Pubmed-indexed literature. In this article, we compared the improvements in the restoration of shoulder functions in winging scapula patients after long thoracic nerve decompression (LTND) in our present study with outcomes of muscle and tendon transfer operations published in the literature (Aetna cited articles)...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882520/dynamic-foraminal-dimensions-during-neck-extension-and-rotation-in-fusion-and-artificial-disc-replacement-an-observational-study
#7
Yener N Yeni, Timothy Baumer, Daniel Oravec, Azam Basheer, Colin P McDonald, Michael J Bey, Stephen W Bartol, Victor Chang
BACKGROUND: Changes in the dimensions of the cervical neural foramina (CNF) are considered to be a key factor in nerve root compression and development of cervical radiculopathy. However, to what extent foraminal geometry differs between patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and those who underwent total disc arthroplasty with an artificial disc (AD) during physiological motion is largely unknown. PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to compare compare CNF dimensions during physiological neck motion between ACDF and AD...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882353/neurophysiological-monitoring-in-radiofrequency-ablation-of-spinal-osteoid-osteoma-with-a-progressive-time-and-temperature-protocol-in-children
#8
Mariano A Nöel, Martin J Segura, Sergio Sierre, Ida A Francheri Wilson, Carlos A Tello, Eduardo Galaretto, Rodrigo G Remondino, María E Talarico, Ernesto S Bersusky, Lucas Piantoni
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. Level IV Evidence. OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) to detect and eventually prevent impending neurovascular damage during computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of spinal osteoid osteoma (OO) in children. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA: To our knowledge, this is the first case series of spinal OO in pediatric patients treated at a single center employing IONM during RFA...
September 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876532/successful-treatment-with-doxorubicin-and-ifosfamide-for-mediastinal-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-with-loss-of-h3k27me3-expression
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Noriko Seno, Toshirou Fukushima, Daisuke Gomi, Takashi Kobayashi, Nodoka Sekiguchi, Hidehiro Matsushita, Takesumi Ozawa, Yoshiko Tsukahara, Keiko Mamiya, Tomonobu Koizumi, Kenji Sano
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) in the thorax is an extremely rare disease, and half of all cases of MPNST are associated with neurofibromatosis type I. Sporadic intrathoracic MPNST is difficult to diagnose and treat. Because of the rarity of intrathoracic MPNST, the optimal method of diagnosis and the efficacy of chemotherapy are unknown. Herein, we present a case of inoperable mediastinal MPNST, in which the diagnosis was immunohistochemically made by the loss of H3K27me3 expression in a transbronchial needle biopsy specimen...
September 6, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870055/-lymph-node-metastasis-and-prognostic-factors-for-t1-esophageal-cancer
#10
X F Duan, X B Shang, P Tang, H J Jiang, L Gong, J Yue, M Q Ma, Z T Yu
Objective: To evaluate the lymph node metastasis (LNM) pattern and related prognostic factors for T1 esophageal cancer. Methods: Clinical data of 143 cases of pT1 esophageal cancer patients (120 male and 23 female patients with median age of 60 years) who underwent esophagectomy and lymph node resection during January 2011 and July 2016 at the Department of Esophageal Cancer of Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital were reviewed, including 50 cases of T1a patients and 93 cases of T1b patients...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868199/intradural-angiomatous-meningioma-arising-from-a-thoracic-nerve-root
#11
Paolo Missori, Valeria Palmarini, Maria Grazia Elefante, Marco Scapeccia, Maurizio Domenicucci, Sergio Paolini
BACKGROUND: Spinal intradural meningiomas that arise purely from a nerve root without dural attachments are extremely rare. Spinal meningiomas arise from arachnoidal cap cells in the spinal canal, and growth of these tumors exerts pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient presented with a lesion at the T3-T4 level that resembled a schwannoma on magnetic resonance imaging. During surgery, the tumor originated from a spinal nerve root...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867151/-axillary-local-anesthetic-spread-after-the-thoracic-interfacial-ultrasound-block-a-cadaveric-and-radiological-evaluation
#12
Patricia Alfaro de la Torre, Jerry Wayne Jones, Servando López Álvarez, Paula Diéguez Garcia, Francisco Javier Garcia de Miguel, Eva Maria Monzon Rubio, Federico Carol Boeris, Monir Kabiri Sacramento, Osmany Duany, Mario Fajardo Pérez, Borja de la Quintana Gordon
BACKGROUND: Oral opioid analgesics have been used for management of peri- and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing axillary dissection. The axillary region is a difficult zone to block and does not have a specific regional anesthesia technique published that offers its adequate blockade. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, anatomic and radiological studies were conducted to determine the deposition and spread of methylene blue and local anesthetic injected respectively into the axilla via the thoracic inter-fascial plane...
August 31, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859387/perioperative-outcomes-of-single-port-mediastinoscope-assisted-transhiatal-esophagectomy-for-thoracic-esophageal-cancer
#13
H Fujiwara, A Shiozaki, H Konishi, T Kosuga, S Komatsu, D Ichikawa, K Okamoto, E Otsuji
We developed an en bloc lymphadenectomy method in the upper mediastinum with a single-port mediastinoscopic cervical approach. This study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of single-port mediastinoscope-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy for thoracic esophageal cancer. The perioperative outcomes of 60 patients with thoracic esophageal cancer who underwent this operation between March 2014 and June 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The upper mediastinal dissection including lymphadenectomy along the left recurrent laryngeal nerve, using a left cervical approach, was performed with a single-port mediastinoscopic technique, which was used to improve the visibility and handling in the deep mediastinum around the aortic arch...
October 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844001/activation-of-5-ht2a-receptors-restores-kcc2-function-and-reduces-neuropathic-pain-after-spinal-cord-injury
#14
Irene Sánchez-Brualla, Pascale Boulenguez, Cécile Brocard, Sylvie Liabeuf, Annelise Viallat-Lieutaud, Xavier Navarro, Esther Udina, Frédéric Brocard
Downregulation of the potassium chloride cotransporter type 2 (KCC2) after a spinal cord injury (SCI) disinhibits motoneurons and dorsal horn interneurons causing spasticity and neuropathic pain, respectively. We showed recently (Bos et al., 2013) that specific activation of 5-HT2A receptors by TCB-2 [(4-bromo-3,6-dimethoxybenzocyclobuten-1-yl)methylamine hydrobromide] upregulates KCC2 function, restores motoneuronal inhibition and reduces SCI-induced spasticity. Here, we tested the potential analgesic effect of TCB-2 on central (thoracic hemisection) and peripheral [spared nerve injury (SNI)] neuropathic pain...
August 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842910/how-to-wire-the-diaphragm-wholemount-staining-methods-to-analyze-mammalian-respiratory-innervation
#15
Maximilian Michael Saller, Paolo Alberton, Andrea B Huber, Rosa-Eva Huettl
Direct or indirect impairment of breathing in humans by diseases or environmental factors can either cause long-term disability and pain, or can ultimately result in death. Automatic respiratory centers in the brainstem control the highly structured process of breathing and signal to a specialized group of motor neurons in the cervical spinal cord that constitute the phrenic nerves. In mammals, the thoracic diaphragm separates the thorax from the abdomen and adopts the function of the primary respiratory musculature...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842234/t1-t2-herniated-disc-presenting-with-horner-s-syndrome
#16
Joaquim C Teixeira, Maria M Santos, João L Melancia
BACKGROUND: The incidence of thoracic disc herniation (TDH) is estimated to be 1,000 to 1,000,000. Upper thoracic disc herniation is an exceedingly rare pathology with unique neurological features. We report a case of a young patient who presented with Horner's Syndrome causedd by a T1-T2 disc herniation CASE DESCRIPTION: A 34-year-old female patient was admitted to the emergency department presenting a sudden onset history of ptosis and miosis on the left eye (Horner's Syndrome). She reported a 2-month history of neck, scapular and medial left arm and forearm pain and numbness...
August 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821987/morphological-anatomy-of-thoracolumbar-nerve-roots-and-dorsal-root-ganglia
#17
Lina Leng, Li Liu, Daowen Si
The aim of this study is to ascertain the anatomic parameters of the spinal roots and dorsal root ganglia and to demonstrate their clinical significance. Samples from 24 adult autopsy subjects were obtained from roots and dorsal root ganglia at levels L1 through L5. The anatomic parameters of epidural nerve roots: the distance between the epidural nerve roots and the proximal edge of the dorsal root ganglia and the average diameter of the nerve root gradually, increased from L1 to L5. The midline nerve root angle gradually decreased from L1 to L5...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815070/supracarinal-dissection-of-the-oesophagus-and-lymphadenectomy-by-mie
#18
REVIEW
Harushi Osugi, Kousuke Narumiya, Kenji Kudou
Since 1995, video-assisted thoracoscopic oesophagectomy (VATS), according the same surgical principles as the Japanese open surgery, has been completed in 700 patients with oesophageal cancer. Our indication for VATS is (I) no extensive pleural adhesion; (II) no contiguous tumor spread; (III) pulmonary function capable of sustaining single-lung ventilation, and (IV) non radiated patients. We use 4 ports around a 5 cm mini-thoracotomy on 5th intercostal space. We laid emphasis on utilizing magnifying effect of video (5 to 20 magnifications), obtained by positioning the camera at close vicinity to the dissection...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815062/new-insights-into-the-surgical-anatomy-of-the-esophagus
#19
REVIEW
Teun J Weijs, Jelle P Ruurda, Michael D P Luyer, Miguel A Cuesta, Richard van Hillegersberg, Ronaldus L A W Bleys
Implementation of (robot assisted) minimally invasive esophagectomy and increased knowledge of the relation between the autonomic nervous system and the immune response have led to new insights regarding the surgical anatomy of the esophagus. First, two layers of connective tissue were identified; the aorto-esophageal and aorto-pleural ligaments that separate the peri-esophageal compartment, containing vagus nerves, carinal lymph nodes and trachea, from the para-aortic compartment; containing thoracic duct and azygos vein...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797499/dorsal-scapular-and-long-thoracic-nerves-during-ultrasound-guided-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block
#20
Hyungtae Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Asian J Anesthesiol
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