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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820842/-upper-extremity-innervation-patterns-and-clinical-implications-for-nerve-and-tendon-transfer
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Ellen Y Lee, Sandeep J Sebastin, Andre Cheah, V P Kumar, Aymeric Y T Lim
BACKGROUND: We previously studied the intramuscular innervation of 150 upper limb muscles and demonstrated that certain patterns of intramuscular innervation allowed muscles to be split into compartments with independent function. This study aims to determine the location, extra-muscular course, and number of motor nerve branches of upper limb peripheral nerves. We want to combine this information with our previous work to create a blueprint of upper limb neuromuscular anatomy that would be useful in reconstructive surgery...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818700/vascularized-jejunal-mesenteric-lymph-node-transfer-a-novel-surgical-treatment-for-extremity-lymphedema
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Michelle Coriddi, Corrine Wee, Joseph Meyerson, Daniel Eiferman, Roman Skoracki
BACKGROUND: Vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) is a surgical treatment for lymphedema. Multiple donor sites have been described and each has significant disadvantages. We propose the jejunal mesentery as a novel donor site for VLNT. METHODS: Cadaveric anatomic study analyzing jejunal lymph nodes (LNs) and description of outcomes from the first patients who received jejunal mesenteric VLNT for treatment of lymphedema. RESULTS: In 5 cadavers, the average number of total LNs and peripheral LNs were identified in the proximal, middle and distal segments of jejunum...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818455/adipose-derived-stromal-cells-enhance-auditory-neuron-survival-in-an-animal-model-of-sensory-hearing-loss
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Philipp Schendzielorz, Maike Vollmer, Kristen Rak, Armin Wiegner, Nashwa Nada, Katrin Radeloff, Rudolf Hagen, Andreas Radeloff
BACKGROUND: A cochlear implant (CI) is an electronic prosthesis that can partially restore speech perception capabilities. Optimum information transfer from the cochlea to the central auditory system requires a proper functioning auditory nerve (AN) that is electrically stimulated by the device. In deafness, the lack of neurotrophic support, normally provided by the sensory cells of the inner ear, however, leads to gradual degeneration of auditory neurons with undesirable consequences for CI performance...
August 14, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815589/tight-temporal-coupling-between-synaptic-rewiring-of-olfactory-glomeruli-and-the-emergence-of-odor-guided-behavior-in-xenopus-tadpoles
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Beatrice Terni, Paolo Pacciolla, Helena Masanas, Pau Gorostiza, Artur Llobet
Olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) are chemoreceptors that establish excitatory synapses within glomeruli of the olfactory bulb. OSNs undergo continuous turnover throughout life, causing the constant replacement of their synaptic contacts. Using Xenopus tadpoles as an experimental system to investigate rewiring of glomerular connectivity, we show that novel OSN synapses can transfer information immediately after formation, mediating an olfactory-guided behavior. Tadpoles recover the ability to detect amino acids four days after bilateral olfactory nerve transection...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808901/the-utility-of-routine-intensive-care-admission-for-patients-undergoing-intracranial-neurosurgical-procedures-a-systematic-review
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Cesar Cimonari de Almeida, M Dustin Boone, Yosef Laviv, Burkhard S Kasper, Clark C Chen, Ekkehard M Kasper
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone intracranial neurosurgical procedures have traditionally been admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for close postoperative neurological observation. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the evidence for routine ICU admission in patients undergoing intracranial neurosurgical procedures and to evaluate the safety of alternative postoperative pathways. METHODS: We were interested in identifying studies that examined selected patients who presented for elective, non-emergent intracranial surgery whose postoperative outcomes were compared as a function of ICU versus non-ICU admission...
August 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808593/combined-bone-transportation-and-lengthening-techniques-for-the-treatment-of-septic-nonunion-of-the-forearm-followed-by-tendon-transfer
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Konstantinos Ditsios, Eirini Iosifidou, Lazaros Kostretzis, Panagiotis Konstantinou, Iosafat Pinto, Ioannis Theodoroudis, Ippokratis Hatzokos
Infected nonunion of a forearm fracture complicated by a considerable skin-muscle defect poses a great challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. The treatment strategy comprises eradication of the infection, ensuring bony union and soft tissue coverage along with functional restoration. We report a case of a 23-year-old man with an open Gustilo-Anderson IIIb fracture complicated by infected nonunion after internal fixation. After thorough surgical debridement, a considerable soft tissue defect, extensor muscle loss, and posterior interosseous nerve laceration had to be addressed...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802421/symptomatic-medial-humeral-epicondylar-fracture-non-union-rare-presentation-of-a-relatively-common-injury
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Vidisha S Kulkarni, Nitish Arora, Harshit Gehlot, Sagar Saxena, Sunil G Kulkarni, Supreet Bajwa
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic non-union of medial humeral epicondylar fractures is a limited entity. Some studies recommend surgical excision of the fragment, but the results are controversial. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome of open reduction and internal fixation of a medial epicondyle non-union fragment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in all the patients, who were operated in our hospital between the year 2010 and 2015 for symptomatic medial humeral epicondyle non-union...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798538/the-outcome-of-primary-brachial-plexus-reconstruction-in-extended-erb-s-obstetric-palsy-when-two-roots-are-available-for-intraplexus-neurotization
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Amel A F El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: The outcome of primary brachial plexus reconstruction in extended Erb's obstetric palsy with single root avulsion has not been specifically documented in the literature. METHODS: A series of 46 consecutive cases of extended Erb's obstetric palsy with single root avulsion was retrospectively reviewed. The upper and middle trunks were reconstructed with nerve grafts from the available two roots. No nerve transfers were used. The percentage of a satisfactory motor recovery was documented...
2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798537/the-outcome-of-primary-brachial-plexus-reconstruction-in-extended-erb-s-obstetric-palsy-when-only-one-root-is-available-for-intraplexus-neurotization
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Amel Ahmed F El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: A recent review by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand showed no studies comparing the results of nerve grafting to distal nerve transfer for primary reconstruction of the brachial plexus in infants with obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBBP). The aim of this retrospective study is to compare two surgical reconstructive strategies in primary reconstruction of the brachial plexus in extended Erb's obstetric palsy with double root avulsion: one with and one without distal nerve transfer for elbow flexion...
2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782715/corticosterone-potentiates-dfp-induced-neuroinflammation-and-affects-high-order-diffusion-imaging-in-a-rat-model-of-gulf-war-illness
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Bang-Bon Koo, Lindsay T Michalovicz, Samanthan Calderazzo, Kimberly A Kelly, Kimberly Sullivan, Ronald J Killiany, James P O'Callaghan
Veterans of the 1991 Gulf War were potentially exposed to a variety of toxic chemicals, including sarin nerve agent and pesticides, which have been suspected to be involved in the development of Gulf War Illness (GWI). Several of these exposures cause a neuroinflammatory response in mice, which may serve as a basis for the sickness behavior-like symptoms seen in veterans with GWI. Furthermore, conditions mimicking the physiological stress experienced during the war can exacerbate this effect. While neuroinflammation has been observed post-exposure using animal models, it remains a challenge to evaluate neuroinflammation and its associated cellular and molecular changes in vivo in veterans with GWI...
August 4, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777228/the-disputed-discovery-of-facial-and-trigeminal-nerve-function-revisiting-the-contributions-of-herbert-mayo-and-charles-bell
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Matthew L Carlson, James Bradley, Jamie J Van Gompel, R Shane Tubbs
BACKGROUND: The first description of the voluntary motor function of the facial nerve and separate sensory-motor contributions of the trigeminal nerve is most commonly attributed to Charles Bell. However, a review of the original scientific accounts and subsequent historical publications question the validity of this credit. The objective of the present historical analysis is to clarify the contributions of Herbert Mayo toward discovering the functions of the fifth and seventh cranial nerves and to raise awareness of this historical controversy within the medical literature...
August 2, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769755/broadband-prosthetic-interfaces-combining-nerve-transfers-and-implantable-multichannel-emg-technology-to-decode-spinal-motor-neuron-activity
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Konstantin D Bergmeister, Ivan Vujaklija, Silvia Muceli, Agnes Sturma, Laura A Hruby, Cosima Prahm, Otto Riedl, Stefan Salminger, Krisztina Manzano-Szalai, Martin Aman, Michael-Friedrich Russold, Christian Hofer, Jose Principe, Dario Farina, Oskar C Aszmann
Modern robotic hands/upper limbs may replace multiple degrees of freedom of extremity function. However, their intuitive use requires a high number of control signals, which current man-machine interfaces do not provide. Here, we discuss a broadband control interface that combines targeted muscle reinnervation, implantable multichannel electromyographic sensors, and advanced decoding to address the increasing capabilities of modern robotic limbs. With targeted muscle reinnervation, nerves that have lost their targets due to an amputation are surgically transferred to residual stump muscles to increase the number of intuitive prosthetic control signals...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768527/bilateral-blindness-secondary-to-optic-nerve-ischemia-from-severe-amlodipine-overdose-a-case-report
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Raymond Kao, Yves Landry, Genevieve Chick, Andrew Leung
BACKGROUND: Calcium channel blockers are commonly prescribed medications; calcium channel blocker overdose is becoming increasingly prevalent. The typical presentation of a calcium channel blocker overdose is hypotension and decreased level of consciousness. We describe a case of a calcium channel blocker overdose that led to bilateral cortical blindness, a presentation that has not previously been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old white woman with known bilateral early optic atrophy presented to our hospital with hypotension and obtundation following a known ingestion of 150 mg of amlodipine...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754171/stab-injury-to-the-preauricular-region-with-laceration-of-the-external-carotid-artery-without-involvement-of-the-facial-nerve-a-case-report
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Diogo Casal, Giovanni Pelliccia, Diogo Pais, Diogo Carrola-Gomes, Maria Angélica-Almeida, José Videira-Castro, João Goyri-O'Neill
BACKGROUND: Open injuries to the face involving the external carotid artery are uncommon. These injuries are normally associated with laceration of the facial nerve because this nerve is more superficial than the external carotid artery. Hence, external carotid artery lesions are usually associated with facial nerve dysfunction. We present an unusual case report in which the patient had an injury to this artery with no facial nerve compromise. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old Portuguese man sustained a stab wound injury to his right preauricular region with a broken glass...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750798/functional-pectoralis-minor-myocutaneous-flap-transplantation-for-reconstruction-of-thumb-opposition-an-anatomic-study-with-clinical-applications
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Yong-Qing Zhuang, Hong-Tao Xiong, Qiang Fu, Xuan Zhang, Hao-Li Jiang, Xi-Chi Fang
OBJECTIVE: To develop a myocutaneous flap for reconstruction of thumb opposition function in patients with loss of the thenar muscles and skin. METHODS: An anatomic experiment on the dimensions of the pectoralis minor muscle and its neurovascular supply in 10 adult human cadavers was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of microsurgical transplantation using part of the muscle for thumb opposition reconstruction. Based on these results, we performed surgical thenar reconstruction with a pectoralis minor myocutaneous flap in seven patients (34...
July 24, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746430/the-intercostobrachial-nerve-as-a-sensory-donor-for-hand-reinnervation-in-brachial-plexus-reconstruction-is-a-feasible-technique-and-may-be-useful-for-restoring-sensation
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Luciano Foroni, Mário Gilberto Siqueira, Roberto Sérgio Martins, Gabriela Pintar Oliveira
Objective: Few donors are available for restoration of sensibility in patients with complete brachial plexus injuries. The objective of our study was to evaluate the anatomical feasibility of using the intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN) as an axon donor to the lateral cord contribution to the median nerve (LCMN). Methods: Thirty cadavers were dissected. Data of the ICBN and the LCMN were collected, including diameters, branches and distances. Results: The diameters of the ICBN and the LCMN at their point of coaptation were 2...
July 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746282/outcomes-of-muscle-brachialis-transfer-to-restore-finger-flexion-in-brachial-plexus-palsy
#17
Brent R DeGeorge, Hillary A Becker, John H Faryna, Robert J Spinner, Allen T Bishop, Alexander Y Shin
BACKGROUND: In adults with lower trunk brachial plexus injury, proximal nerve surgery for restoration of prehension demonstrates poor outcomes secondary to long distances required for nerve regeneration and time-dependent degradation of motor endplates. Options for reconstruction are limited to distal tendon or nerve transfers and free-functioning muscle transfers. In this article, the authors describe the long-term outcomes of brachialis muscle-to-flexor digitorum profundus transfer to restore prehension in patients with traumatic lower trunk brachial plexus injuries...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745442/modification-of-pedicle-lengthening-through-perforator-transposition-in-free-anterolateral-thigh-flaps-with-pedicle-size-discrepancy-a-case-report
#18
Hyun Ho Han, Daiwon Jun, Goo Hyun Mun, Suk-Ho Moon
In spite of thorough presurgical planning, emergency situations requiring longer pedicle length may arise during anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap surgeries. While performing vessel graft for pedicle lengthening, discrepancy may occur because of a certain genetic predisposition or vascular variation at the anastomosis site of the graft vessel and the flap pedicle. A 76-year-old male patient with neurofibromatosis type I had a 15 x 10 cm defect, which was caused by radical excision of a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor on his back...
July 26, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737561/a-cadaver-study-to-assess-the-feasibility-of-a-cross-nerve-transfer-of-the-infraorbital-nerve-for-patients-with-peripheral-infraorbital-nerve-injury
#19
Tomoyuki Yano, Keiichi Akita, Kumiko Yamaguchi, Masayuki Sawaizumi
BACKGROUND: Patients with facial fracture or head and neck surgery sometimes suffer from infraorbital nerve injury. This injury results in severe hemilateral numbness in the midfacial area. The infraorbital nerve ends with two major branches; the infra nasal branch (INB) and superior labial branch (SLB). In this study, we assessed the feasibility of cross-nerve transfer of the INB and SLB based on a cadaver study. METHODS: The INB/SLB from a total 20 sides of 10 cadavers (2 men and 8 women; average age, 79...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732845/posterior-interosseous-nerve-to-the-superficial-branch-of-the-ulnar-nerve-transfer-at-the-distal-third-of-the-forearm-through-a-single-anterior-approach-anatomical-feasibility-study
#20
G Menu, J J Hidalgo Diaz, E Pire, P Clavert, S Facca, P Liverneaux
The purpose of this study was to determine in a cadaver model, whether transfer of the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) to the superficial branch of the ulnar nerve (SBUN) by a single approach was feasible. The experiment was carried out on five fresh cadavers. The ulnar nerve was split into its motor branches and the SBUN. The PIN was collected behind the interosseous membrane and sutured to the SBUN on its anterior surface. All sutures were tensionless and technically possible with the PIN's diameter being at least 50% of the SBUN's diameter in all cases...
July 18, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
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