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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768371/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-ii-after-cervical-transforaminal-epidural-injection-a-case-report
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Gi-Young Park, Dong Rak Kwon, Dae Gil Kwon
RATIONALE: We report a case of a 61-year-old patient who developed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type II after a cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (CTESI). PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient developed sudden-onset severe pain and swelling of his upper right limb after a cervical transforaminal epidural injection. DIAGNOSES: On physical examination, the patient's symptoms and signs corresponded to the Budapest criteria for CRPS...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755622/serum-triamcinolone-levels-following-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injection
#2
Tim J Lamer, Rozalin R Dickson, Halena M Gazelka, Wayne T Nicholson, Joel M Reid, Susan M Moeschler, W Michael Hooten
Background: Cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are commonly performed procedures to treat painful cervical radiculopathy, but little is known about the systemic absorption and serum levels of steroids following injection. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of fluoroscopy-guided cervical epidural-administered triamcinolone acetonide in a cohort of patients with cervical radicular pain seeking treatment in a pain medicine clinic...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753830/objective-technical-considerations-for-appropriate-digital-subtraction-imaging-during-cervical-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection
#3
Zachary L McCormick, Vinil N Shah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751191/can-epidural-contrast-dispersal-pattern-help-to-predict-the-outcome-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections-in-patients-with-lumbar-radicular-pain
#4
M D Duygu Tecer, Emre Adiguzel, Ozlem Koroglu, Arif K Tan, Mehmet A Taskaynatan
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship between epidurographic contrast dispersal patterns and both immediate and short term clinical effectiveness of lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs) in patients with radicular back pain. METHODS: Digital database of 64 patients who underwent single-level lumbar TFESI for unilateral lumbar radicular pain were scanned Type of contrast pattern was analyzed by 1 physiatrist and definied as follows: type I (tubular appearance); type II (nerve root visible as a filling defect); or type III (cloudlike appearance)...
May 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742708/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-nonsurgical-integrative-interventions-for-symptomatic-lumbar-spinal-spondylolisthesis-a-randomized-controlled-multinational-multicenter-trial-protocol
#5
Kiok Kim, Yousuk Youn, Sang Ho Lee, Jung Chul Choi, Jae Eun Jung, Jaehong Kim, Wenchun Qu, Jason Eldrige, Tae-Hun Kim
BACKGROUND: Surgery is generally accepted as the main therapeutic option for symptomatic lumbar spondylolisthesis. However, new nonsurgical therapeutic options need to be explored for this population. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of a 5-week Mokhuri treatment program compared with conventional nonsurgical treatments for symptomatic lumbar spondylolisthesis. METHODS: This is a study protocol for a multinational, multicenter clinical randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and safety of 5 weeks of nonsurgical integrative treatments (a Mokhuri treatment program consisting of Chuna, acupuncture, and patient education) with nonsurgical conventional treatments (drugs for pain relief, epidural steroid injections, and physical therapy)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740507/major-risks-and-complications-of-cervical-epidural-steroid-injections-an-updated-review
#6
REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein
Background: Too many patients, with or without significant cervical disease, unnecessarily undergo cervical epidural steroid injections (CESIs). These include interlaminar (ICESI) and transforaminal ESI (TF-CESI) injections that are not Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, have no documented long-term efficacy, and carry severe risks and complications. Methods: Here we reviewed recent reports of morbidity and mortality attributed to the various types of CESIS...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718884/epidural-versus-intravenous-steroids-application-following-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy
#7
Annan Hu, Xin Gu, Xiaofei Guan, Guoxin Fan, Shisheng He
Retrospectively study.The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of intraoperative epidural steroids and single dose intravenous steroids following a percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD).Inflammatory irritation of dorsal root ganglia or sensory nerve roots may cause postoperative pain. Epidural steroids have been applied after a lumbar discectomy for more than 20 years. Epidural steroid application after a PELD is easier to perform and safer because the operations are under observation of the scope...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696128/electromyographic-findings-after-epidural-steroid-injections-in-patients-with-radicular-low-back-pain-a-prospective-open-label-study
#8
Chrysanthi Batistaki, Athina Angelopoulou, Maria-Eleni Smyrnioti, Maria-Chrysanthi Kitsou, Georgia Kostopanagiotou
Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are commonly used in the management of chronic lower back and leg pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the short- and long-term electromyographic and clinical outcome of patients with chronic radicular pain after ESIs. This prospective, open-label study, included patients with chronic radicular pain due to disc herniation or spinal stenosis, who underwent interlaminar, fluoroscopy-guided ESIs. Patients were assessed before ESIs, as well as after 6 and 12 months, clinically (VAS 0-10, BPI, DN4, Rolland Morris, DASS, STAI) and electromyographically for the improvement of spontaneous activity (SA) and of motor unit recruitment/interference pattern (IP/MUR)...
December 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693236/benefits-of-bariatric-surgery-on-spinal-epidural-lipomatosis-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
J Valcarenghi, O Bath, H Boghal, M Ruelle, J Lambert
Spinal epidural lipomatosis is an abnormal accumulation of unencapsulated epidural fat causing compression of the neural elements. It can be divided into idiopathic and secondary. Secondary is often associated with chronic steroid use and endocrinopathies. Idiopathic has been associated with obesity. We report a 48-year-old man with obesity and a history of chronic back pain who developed idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging, which subsequently resolved completely after sleeve gastroplasty over a 6-month follow-up period...
April 24, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686806/unintentional-lumbar-facet-joint-injection-guided-by-fluoroscopy-during-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injection-a-retrospective-analysis
#10
Min Jae Kim, Yun Suk Choi, Hae Jin Suh, You Jin Kim, Byeong Jin Noh
Background: An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a commonly administered procedure in pain clinics. An unintentional lumbar facet joint injection during interlaminar ESI was reported in a previous study, but there has not been much research on the characteristics of an unintentional lumbar facet joint injection. This study illustrated the imaging features of an unintentional lumbar facet joint injection during an interlaminar ESI and analyzed characteristics of patients who underwent this injection...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668635/effect-of-intradiscal-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-refractory-chronic-discogenic-neck-pain-a-case-report
#11
So Young Kwak, Min Cheol Chang
RATIONALE: Despite medication, exercise, and medical intervention, many patients complain of persistent discogenic neck pain. To manage discogenic neck pain, we performed intradiscal pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation in a patient with chronic discogenic neck pain refractory to oral medication and epidural steroid injection. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 26-year-old man presented with a numeric rating scale (NRS) score of 7 for chronic neck pain. His pain was worse when the neck was held in one position for a prolonged period...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666075/rogue-one-a-story-of-tophaceous-gout-in-the-spine
#12
Karthik Dwarki, Andy Dothard, Bryan Abadie, Matthew C Miles
A 26-year-old man with history of extensive tophaceous gout presented to the referring facility with decreased bilateral lower extremity sensation and motor function that began acutely 1 week prior to admission and had progressed to urinary incontinence. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit due to concern for sepsis secondary to epidural abscess. The patient was started on empiric vancomycin and cefepime. Neurosurgery did not recommend acute neurosurgical intervention given the lack of a compressive lesion...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657890/pain-flare-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-spine-metastases
#13
Ehsan H Balagamwala, Mihir Naik, Chandana A Reddy, Lilyana Angelov, John H Suh, Toufik Djemil, Anthony Magnelli, Samuel T Chao
Purpose: Understanding of pain flare (PF) following spine stereotactic radiosurgery (sSRS) is lacking. This study sought to determine the incidence and risk factors associated with PF following single fraction sSRS. Materials/methods: An IRB-approved database was compiled to include patients who underwent sSRS. Patient and disease characteristics as well as treatment and dosimetric details were collected retrospectively. Pain relief post-sSRS was prospectively collected using the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)...
2018: Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628682/perioperative-pain-management-following-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-review-and-update-to-an-institutional-pain-protocol
#14
REVIEW
Kimberly L Stevenson, Alexander L Neuwirth, Neil Sheth
As the rate of total joint arthroplasty increases with the aging population of the United States, new focus on decreasing opioid use through the development of multimodal pain regimens (MPRs) is becoming an important area of research. MPRs use different agents and modes of delivery in order to synergistically address pain at many levels of the pain pathway. MPRs include a combination of acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), gabapentinoids, opioids (short- and long-acting), spinal/epidural analgesia, regional nerve blocks, and local anesthetics...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628602/anosmia-after-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection
#15
Ayhan Kaydu, Ebru Tarikçi Kiliç, Erhan Gökçek, Cem Kivilcim Kaçar
There are no reports for anosmia after caudal epidural steroid injections (CESIs). General anesthesia is among the reasons, but the reports up to date are extremely limited. There are no identifiable factors contributing to anosmia after epidural injection, so it is worth discussing. We present the case of a 50-year-old woman with no previous history of any sensory deficits. She experienced anosmia after CESI that had been performed due to her chronic low back pain and lasted for 4 months. Clinical and imaging studies did not reveal any pathology...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621047/fluoroscopically-guided-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-procedural-technique
#16
David Stolzenberg, Junyoung J Ahn, Mark Kurd
Fluoroscopically guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections are indicated for the treatment of lumbar radicular pain that has failed more conservative options. This article details proper equipment and medications, patient positioning and set-up, step-by-step instructions for multiplanar fluoroscopic visualization, needle advancement and medication instillation, and postoperative management. Pearls and pitfalls are also discussed. In addition, an instructional procedure video accompanies this paper...
April 4, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619790/just-think-about-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-before-performing-the-epidural-steroid-injection-for-low-back-pain
#17
Yusuke Asakura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618074/letter-epidural-steroid-injection-induced-menorrhagia-an-under-recognized-complication-associated-with-a-common-spinal-intervention
#18
Ketan Yerneni, John F Burke, Lee A Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615600/persistent-hiccups-after-cervical-epidural-steroid-injection
#19
Ahmad Khaled Abubaker, Daher K Rabadi, Manal Kassab, Mohannad A Al-Qudah
BACKGROUND Hiccup is a rare complication after a cervical epidural steroid injection used in the treatment of chronic pain. A few studies have reported on the physiological and pharmacological aspects of hiccups after epidural steroid injection and there have been some case reports published. Our presented case report provides insight into the side effect of hiccups that can occur in association with cervical epidural analgesia, and will help inform anesthesiologist about this unpleasant complication. CASE REPORT We present a rare case of persistent hiccups after a cervical epidural steroid injection in a 60-year-old male patient with chronic pain due to disc protrusion in C3-C7...
April 4, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595657/analysis-of-epidural-waveform-for-cervical-epidural-steroid-injections-confirmed-with-fluoroscopy
#20
Ji H Hong, Sung W Jung
The identification of epidural space with loss of resistance (LOR) is commonly performed. But it lacks specificity. Epidural pressure waveform analysis (EPWA) provides a simple confirmative adjunct for LOR. If the needle is located within the epidural space, measurement of the pressure at its tips shows a pulsatile waveform. Previous studies demonstrated satisfactory sensitivity and specificity of EPWA. However, success or failure of epidural injection was confirmed by the pinprick test, which is limited for patients in the setting of the pain clinic...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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