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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327980/effects-of-endoscopic-thoracic-sympathectomy-on-raynaud-s-disease
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Sami Karapolat, Atila Turkyilmaz, Celal Tekinbas
INTRODUCTION: Raynaud's disease is a disorder that is characterized by attacks of pain, cyanosis, redness, and numbness in the upper extremities caused by vasospasm of digital arteries due to cold or emotional stress. We aimed at demonstrating our experiences with endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) in the treatment of Raynaud's disease. METHODS: From 48 patients who underwent ETS for various reasons at our department between January 2014 and January 2015, we reviewed 9 patients with Raynaud's disease (18...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282488/outcome-of-surgery-for-nerve-injury-following-total-hip-arthroplasty
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James W Pritchett
PURPOSE: During hip replacement, nerves in the operative field can be injured accidently. Additional surgical procedures can help restore function and reduce pain if there has been no recovery. METHODS: One-hundred sixty-two patients presented with nerve injuries, and 113 were candidates for surgical treatment. The author performed 91 procedures on the injured limb (80 patients; 11 had 2 procedures) consisting of shortening, sympathectomy, tendon transfer, neurolysis or nerve repair/graft and 30 spinal and three fibular-neck decompressions...
December 28, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240073/-on-the-problem-of-lumbar-sympathectomy
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E L Kalmykov, I A Suchkov, O N Niematzoda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237360/endovascular-treatment-of-thromboangiitis-obliterans-buerger-s-disease
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Mohammad-Hadi S Modaghegh, Shahab Hafezi
PURPOSE: When critical limb ischemia (CLI) occurs in patients with thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) or Buerger's disease, smoking cessation alone may be insufficient to relieve rest pain and promote wound healing. Accordingly, adjunctive measures are warranted to restore adequate blood flow required for limb salvage. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for the treatment of patients with TAO and CLI. In addition, a review of the literature on endovascular management of TAO is included...
February 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221324/the-role-of-sympathectomy-in-long-qt-syndrome
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REVIEW
Achilleas Antonopoulos, David Lawrence, Davide Patrini, Marco Scarci, Robert George, Martin Hayward, Sofoklis Mitsos, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an uncommon and potentially fatal cardiac channelopathy. Treatment options can be medical with β-blockers or surgical with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantations and left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD). Purpose of this paper is through a literature review to identify the management algorithm and the role of sympathectomy in LQTS.
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206314/inhibition-of-spinal-p38-mapk-prevents-articular-neutrophil-infiltration-in-experimental-arthritis-via-sympathetic-activation
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Alexandre Kanashiro, Marcelo Franchin, Gabriel Shimizu Bassi, Dênis Augusto Reis-Santana, Thiago Mattar Cunha, Fernando Queiróz Cunha, Luis Ulloa, Gerson Jonathan Rodrigues
The central nervous system controls the innate immunity by modulating efferent neuronal networks. Recently, we have reported that central brain stimulation inhibits inflammatory responses. In the present study, we investigate whether spinal p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) affects joint inflammation in experimental arthritis. Firstly, we observed that intra-articular administration of zymosan in mice induces the phosphorylation of the spinal cord p38 MAPK. In addition, we demonstrated that spinal p38 MAPK inhibition with intrathecal injection of SB203580, a conventional and well-characterized inhibitor, prevents knee joint neutrophil recruitment, edema formation, experimental score and cytokine production...
December 5, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201541/pulsed-radiofrequency-stimulation-suppresses-palmar-hyperhidrosis-in-an-animal-study
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Mu-Lien Lin, Tzu-Rung Huang, Ming-Chien Kao, Hung-Wei Chiu, Sheng-Chieh Lin, Fang-Chia Chang
Objectives: Palmar hyperhidrosis (PH) exhibits excessive and unpredictable sweating. The most effective treatment for permanent cure is the ablation of thoracic sympathetic ganglia innervating hands. However, sympathectomy of T2 sympathetic ganglion by clipping or cauterization causes irreversible nerve damage, and results in a compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH). We herein used the pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation to reversibly block sympathetic ganglion to treat PH and avoid CH. Material and Methods: A bipolar electrode was implanted into the right T2 sympathetic trunk by endoscopic surgery and PRF was delivered through the electrode...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189286/epidural-anesthesia-to-facilitate-organ-blood-flow-during-the-first-penile-transplantation-in-the-united-states-a-case-report
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Katarina J Ruscic, Grettel J Zamora-Berridi, Francis J McGovern, Curtis Cetrulo, Jonathan M Winograd, Kyle R Eberlin, Branko Bojovic, Dicken S Ko, T Anthony Anderson
Regional anesthesia has been used to help create local sympathectomy and improve blood flow in plastic surgery procedures involving tissue grafts and flaps. However, anesthetic techniques that reduce systemic vascular resistance must be used with caution in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). Combined neuraxial and general anesthesia with careful titration of the local anesthetic dose can be a safe approach for patients with AS undergoing microvascular procedures. We present the anesthetic management of the first North American penile transplant, on an obese patient with moderate AS...
November 16, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171366/-palmar-and-axillary-hyperhidrosis-in-children-endoscopic-thoracic-sympathectomy-using-clips-for-an-underestimated-problem
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S M Hermelijn, I H Boersma, M H Dekker, S van Duin, J M Schnater
BACKGROUND: Palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis are defined as perspiration exceeding the body's 'normal' physiological need for thermal regulation. This condition affects about 1% of adolescents and children and may lead to psychosocial problems and poor school performance. CASE DESCRIPTION: We carried out an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) with clips in a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl who suffered from debilitating palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169795/paravertebral-block-for-thoracic-surgery
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REVIEW
Francine D'Ercole, Harendra Arora, Priya A Kumar
Local anesthetic injected into a wedge-shaped space lateral to the spinal nerves as they emerge from the intervertebral foramina produces somatosensory and sympathetic nerve blockade effective for anesthesia and for managing pain of unilateral origin from the chest and abdomen. Paravertebral blockade (PVB) is versatile and may be applied unilaterally or bilaterally. Unlike thoracic epidural, the PVB technique may be used to avoid contralateral sympathectomy, thereby minimizing hypotension and leading to better preservation of blood pressure...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169540/retroperitoneoscopic-lumbar-sympathectomy-for-plantar-hyperhidrosis
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Sonia O Lima, Vanessa R de Santana, Daisy P Valido, Renata L B de Andrade, Leticia M Fontes, Victor Hugo O Leite, José M Neto, Jéssica M Santos, Lucas L Varjão, Francisco P Reis
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the reduction in quality of life (QoL) caused by the persistence of primary plantar hyperhidrosis (PPH) symptoms and the level of satisfaction in PPH patients after retroperitoneoscopic lumbar sympathectomy (RLS). The efficacy, safety, and procedure of bilateral RLS in both sexes are also described in this study. METHODS: This is a longitudinal study of consecutive patients who sought specific treatment from a private practitioner for severe PPH as classified on the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS) from October 2005 to October 2014...
December 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162649/effects-of-sympathectomy-on-ovarian-follicular-development-and-steroid-secretion
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Maritza Paola Garrido, Daniela Fernandois, Mauricio Venegas, Alfonso Paredes
Recently, the influence of adrenergic activity over ovarian function, and thus fertility, has begun to gain importance. Previous studies have shown that adrenergic activity through norepinephrine (NE) participates in the control of follicular development and steroidal secretion from the ovary, among other functions. To examine this phenomenon, the denervation of the gonad has been widely used to observe changes in the ovary's performance. Nevertheless, the effect of the absence of adrenergic nerves in the ovary has only been studied in short times periods...
November 21, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147666/sympathetic-denervation-accelerates-wound-contraction-but-inhibits-reepithelialization-and-pericyte-proliferation-in-diabetic-mice
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Zhifang Zheng, Yu Wan, Yishu Liu, Yu Yang, Jianbing Tang, Wenhua Huang, Biao Cheng
Previous studies focused on the effects of sympathetic denervation with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) on nondiabetic wounds, but the effects of 6-OHDA on diabetic wounds have not been previously reported. In this study, treated mice received intraperitoneal 6-OHDA, and control mice received intraperitoneal injections of normal saline. Full-thickness wounds were established on the backs of mice. The wounds were sectioned (four mice per group) for analysis at 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 17, and 21 days after injury. The wound areas in the control group were larger than those in the treatment group...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121832/how-a-simple-ankle-sprain-turned-into-neuropathic-pain-complex-reflex-sympathetic-dystrophy-versus-erythromelalgia
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Ann Regina Lurati
A 36-year-old woman sustained a Grade 2 ankle sprain at work. Two days after the injury, the ankle and foot became red and she complained of "intense burning pain." First diagnosed with complex reflex sympathetic dystrophy, the employee was prescribed medications that provided some pain relief; a subsequent temporary nerve block provided additional relief. However, the symptoms returned and she was treated unsuccessfully with surgical sympathectomy. The employee was referred to a neurologist and diagnosed with primary erythromelalgia, a rare pain disorder that can be mistaken as complex reflex sympathetic dystrophy...
November 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104105/bilateral-superior-cervical-ganglionectomy-attenuates-the-progression-of-%C3%AE-aminopropionitrile-induced-aortic-dissection-in-rats
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Huan Liu, Xiangxiang Zheng, Linfei Zhang, Xuechao Yang, Yongfeng Shao, Shijiang Zhang
AIMS: Aortic dissection (AD) represents one of the most common aortic emergencies with high incidence of morbidity and mortality. Clinical studies have shown that the increased excitability of the sympathetic nerve may be associated with the formation of AD. In this study, we examined the effects of bilateral superior cervical sympathectomy (SCGx) on the progression of β-aminopropionitrile (BAPN)-induced AD in rats. MAIN METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups, including BAPN, BAPN+SCGx and control groups...
November 2, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049566/evaluation-of-patients-who-underwent-resympathectomy-for-treatment-of-primary-hyperhidrosis
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José Ribas Milanez de Campos, Lucas Lembrança, Juliana Maria Fukuda, Paulo Kauffman, Marcelo Passos Teivelis, Pedro Puech-Leão, Nelson Wolosker
OBJECTIVES: Video thoracoscopic sympathectomy is the recommended surgical treatment for primary hyperhidrosis and has a high success rate. Despite this high success rate, some patients are unresponsive and eventually need a resympathectomy. Few studies have previously analysed exclusively the results of these resympathectomies in patients with primary hyperhidrosis. None of the studies have objectively evaluated the degree of response to surgery or the improvement in quality of life after resympathectomies...
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019534/evaluation-of-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-primary-hyperhidrosis-submitted-to-videothoracoscopic-sympathectomy
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Sandoval Lage da Silva, Rossano Kepler Alvim Fiorelli, Maria Ribeiro Santos Morard
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the quality of life of patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopy for primary hyperhidrosis. METHODS: we evaluated the patients who underwent thoracoscopic sympathectomy to treat primary hyperhidrosis by the team of thoracic surgery at the University Hospital Gaffrée and Guinle - UNIRIO between July 2004 and August 2013. It was applied a questionnaire about quality of life related to hyperhidrosis since preoperative period until one year after the surgery...
July 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985838/t3-versus-t4-thoracoscopic-sympathectomy-for-palmar-hyperhidrosis-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Wenxiong Zhang, Yiping Wei, Han Jiang, Jianjun Xu, Dongliang Yu
BACKGROUND: Palmar hyperhidrosis (PH) is a benign sympathetic disorder that can adversely affect the quality of life of patients. Thoracic sympathectomy (TS) at the T3 or T4 level has been used to treat PH. We aimed to determine the optimal denervation level for TS by comparing the efficacy of T3 TS versus T4 TS in PH patients. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases for studies comparing T3 versus T4 TS for PH...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977371/resolution-of-generalized-compensatory-hyperhidrosis-related-to-sympathectomy-after-t2-sympatholysis
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Malcolm Brock, Christos S Georgiades
Compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH) is common after sympathectomy, and most treatments are ineffective. We present a 36-year-old man whose CH was effectively treated with percutaneous sympatholysis. The patient's axillary-palmar hyperhidrosis had been treated with T3-4 sympathetic ligation. The patient developed CH involving the head, face, back, torso and feet and was referred for computed tomography-guided percutaneous T2 sympatholysis for craniofacial symptoms, after which the patient experienced resolution of CH (complete face/neck/feet and partial back/torso), despite the treated level being above the previous ligation...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962894/sympathetic-innervation-is-essential-for-metabolic-homeostasis-and-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-in-adult-rats
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REVIEW
Kelly V Prates, Júlio C de Oliveira, Ananda Malta, Camila C I Matiusso, Rosiane A Miranda, Tatiane A Ribeiro, Flávio A Francisco, Claudinéia C S Franco, Veridiana M Moreira, Vander S Alves, Rosana Torrezan, Paulo C F Mathias, Luiz F Barella
Obesity is associated with an imbalance in the activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), specifically in the organs involved in energy metabolism. The pancreatic islets are richly innervated by the ANS, which tunes the insulin release due to changes in energy demand. Therefore, changes in the sympathetic input that reach the pancreas can lead to metabolic dysfunctions. To evaluate the role of the sympathetic ends that innervate the pancreas, 60-day-old male Wistar rats were subjected to sympathectomy (SYM) or were sham-operated (SO)...
September 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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