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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719549/long-term-follow-up-of-neonatal-brachial-plexopathy-psychological-and-physical-function-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Lesley Butler, Janith Mills, Heather M Richard, Russell Riddle, Marybeth Ezaki, Scott Oishi
PURPOSE: The prevalence of neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) has been increasing since the early 1980s. No known studies have examined long-term psychological health and quality of life (QOL) in young adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychosocial and intellectual aspects of NBPP during adolescence into young adulthood. METHODS: A total of 31 patients were enrolled in the adolescent group (16 to 18 y) and 25 in the young adult group (23 to 28 y)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717892/a-population-based-study-of-injuries-to-the-brachial-plexus-and-to-the-peripheral-nerves-of-the-shoulder-girdle-and-upper-limb-in-the-italian-region-friuli-venezia-giulia
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Francesca Valent, Roberto Eleopra, Paolo Manganotti, Paolo Passadore
The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence, identify the causes, and explore treatments of the injuries to the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves of the shoulder girdle and upper limb in the 1,220,000-inhabitant Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia.We linked at the individual patient level various administrative databases using an anonymous stochastic key: list of residents, hospital discharge, emergency department, and outpatient care prescriptions database. We abstracted hospital discharge records with at least one discharge diagnosis code ICD-9-CM 953...
July 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709767/obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy
#3
Patricia O'Berry, Mackenzie Brown, Leslie Phillips, Sarah Helen Evans
Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system and occurs in as many as 0.4% of infants born. It is associated with shoulder dystocia, use of mechanical extraction, and macrosomia; it occurs more frequently in infants born by vaginal delivery. The unilateral injury to the brachial plexus complex occurs during the delivery phase as lateral traction is applied to the head to permit shoulder clearance. The infant typically presents in the delivery room with decreased active movements of the affected arm and asymmetrical primitive reflex responses...
July 11, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706376/axillary-artery-injury-and-brachial-plexus-palsy-as-a-complication-of-proximal-humerus-fractures
#4
G Bucci, G Lucar-López, J Sanchez-Gonzalez, F Malagelada, J Palencia Lopez, K A Guevara-Noriega
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702389/correlation-between-the-elbow-flexion-and-the-hand-and-wrist-flexion-after-neurotization-of-the-fascicles-of-the-ulnar-nerve-to-the-motor-branch-to-the-biceps
#5
Ricardo Boso Escudero, Marcelo Rosa de Rezende, Erick Yoshio Wataya, Fernando Vicente de Pontes, Álvaro Baik Cho, Marina Justi Pisani
OBJECTIVE: Gain in elbow flexion in patients with brachial plexus injury is extremely important. The transfer of a fascicle from the ulnar nerve to the motor branch of the musculocutaneous nerve (Oberlin surgery) is a treatment option. However, in some patients, gain in elbow flexion is associated with wrist and finger flexion. This study aimed to assess the frequency of this association and the functional behavior of the limb. METHODS: Case-control study of 18 patients who underwent the Oberlin surgery...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688932/neurologic-complications-of-shoulder-joint-replacement
#6
Craig M Ball
BACKGROUND: Little attention has been given to neurologic complications after shoulder joint replacement (SJR). Previously thought to occur infrequently, it is likely that many are not clinically recognized, and they can result in postoperative morbidity and impair the patient's recovery. The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence of nerve complications after SJR, to identify the nerves involved, and to define patient outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 211 SJRs in 202 patients during a 5-year period were included, with 89 male and 122 female patients at an average age of 70 years...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681763/contralateral-brachial-plexus-injury-following-retromastoid-suboccipital-craniotomy-a-report-and-review-of-literature
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Raghav Singla, Ravi Sharma, Shashwat Mishra, Hemanshu Prabhakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674717/obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury-knowledge-among-health-care-providers-in-saudi-arabia
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Rakan S Al-Essa, Rakan M Al-Khilaiwi, Ali A Al-Qahtani, Abdullah M Al-Thunayan, Mohammad M Al-Qattan
To assess the basic knowledge on obstetric brachial plexus injury among obstetricians, pediatricians, and physio-/occupational therapists in major hospitals in Riyadh.  We aimed to identify if inadequate knowledge is the reason behind delayed referrals to the Hand Clinic. Methods: This is a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study  conducted at 5 major hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between June 2015 and August 2015.  A questionnaire of 6 questions (multiple choice closed-ended questions) was given to obstetricians, pediatricians, and  physio-/occupational therapists' in these selected hospitals...
July 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669876/changes-in-expressions-of-mhci-pirb-and-cd3%C3%AE-in-motor-cortical-representations-of-the-brachial-plexus-after-avulsion-in-rats
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Jie Zhang, Liang Chen, Yu-Dong Gu
OBJECTIVE: Major histocompatibility complex class I (MHCI), paired-immunoglobulin-like receptor B (PirB) and cluster of differentiation 3ζ (CD3ζ) negatively regulate neuronal plasticity in developing and adult brains. The aim of this study was to evaluate expressive changes of these factors in motor cortical representations of the brachial plexus (MCRBP) after total brachial plexus root avulsion (tBPRA). METHODS: 45 rats were randomly and equally divided into three groups for evaluating mRNA and protein expression levels of MHCI, PirB and CD3ζ: 7 d, 3 m and control...
June 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669300/contralateral-c-7-transfer-is-direct-repair-really-superior-to-grafting
#10
Anil Bhatia, Piyush Doshi, Ashok Koul, Vitrag Shah, Justin M Brown, Mahmoud Salama
It is not uncommon for a severe traumatic brachial plexus injury to involve all 5 roots, resulting in a flail upper limb. In such cases, surgical reconstruction is often palliative, providing only rudimentary function. Nerve transfers are the mainstay of reconstructive strategies due to the predominance of root avulsions. Consistent results are obtained only for restoration of shoulder stability and elbow flexion, whereas restoring useful hand function remains a challenge. The transfer of the contralateral C-7 (cC-7) is commonly used in an attempt to restore basic hand function, but results are notoriously unreliable and inconsistent...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669297/establishing-reconstructive-neurosurgery-as-a-subspecialty
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Justin M Brown, Mark A Mahan, Ross Mandeville, Bob S Carter
Neurosurgery is experiencing the emergence of a new subspecialty focused on function restoration. New, evolving, and reappraised surgical procedures have provided an opportunity to restore function to many patients with previously undertreated disorders. Candidates for reconstruction were previously limited to those with peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries, but this has been expanded to include stroke, spinal cord injury, and a host of other paralyzing disorders affecting both upper and lower motor neurons...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669295/nerve-transfer-versus-muscle-transfer-to-restore-elbow-flexion-after-pan-brachial-plexus-injury-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Arvin R Wali, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Justin M Brown, Ross Mandeville
OBJECTIVE Pan-brachial plexus injury (PBPI), involving C5-T1, disproportionately affects young males, causing lifelong disability and decreased quality of life. The restoration of elbow flexion remains a surgical priority for these patients. Within the first 6 months of injury, transfer of spinal accessory nerve (SAN) fascicles via a sural nerve graft or intercostal nerve (ICN) fascicles to the musculocutaneous nerve can restore elbow flexion. Beyond 1 year, free-functioning muscle transplantation (FFMT) of the gracilis muscle can be used to restore elbow flexion...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666151/triceps-nerve-to-deltoid-nerve-transfer-after-an-unsatisfactory-intra-plexus-neurotization-of-the-posterior-division-of-the-upper-trunk
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Abdullah E Kattan, Bayan S Al-Qahtany, Omar M Al-Qattan, Heba M Al-Qattan
INTRODUCTION: Our literature review did not reveal any study on the results of triceps to deltoid nerve transfer done as a secondary procedure after an unsatisfactory primary intraplexus neurotization of the posterior division of the upper trunk. PRESENTATION OF CASES: We report on three adults with C5-C6 brachial plexus injury who had an unsatisfactory deltoid function following primary intraplexus neurotization. Patients presented to our clinic late (14-16 months after injury)...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665875/neuralgic-amyotrophy-attributed-incorrectly-to-block-related-injury-understanding-errors-in-clinical-reasoning
#14
Joseph M Neal, Susan S Porter, Barry P Wilson
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of misdiagnosed neuralgic amyotrophy (brachial plexus neuritis, Parsonage-Turner syndrome). Our primary objective is to review the scientific basis for errors in clinical reasoning. CASE REPORT: We herein report a patient in whom signs and symptoms compatible with neuralgic amyotrophy presented after shoulder surgery. The patient's brachial plexopathy was attributed incorrectly as a complication of interscalene brachial plexus block. The true diagnosis was made only after the patient developed neuralgic amyotrophy in the contralateral upper extremity after a subsequent shoulder surgery on that side, this time without a brachial plexus block...
June 29, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663643/comparison-between-conventional-and-ultrasound-guided-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-in-upper-limb-surgeries
#15
Kiran Abhayakumar Honnannavar, Mahantesh Shivangouda Mudakanagoudar
INTRODUCTION: Brachial plexus blockade is a time-tested technique for upper limb surgeries. The classical approach using paresthesia technique is a blind technique and may be associated with a higher failure rate and injury to the nerves and surrounding structures. To avoid some of these problems, use of peripheral nerve stimulator and ultrasound techniques were started which allowed better localization of the nerve/plexus. Ultrasound for supraclavicular brachial plexus block has improved the success rate of the block with excellent localization as well as improved safety margin...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657487/delayed-spinal-cord-brachial-plexus-reconnection-after-c7-ventral-root-avulsion-the-effect-of-reinnervating-motoneurons-rescued-by-riluzole-treatment
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Balázs Gloviczki, Dénes G Török, Gábor Márton, László Gál, Tamás Bodzay, Sándor Pintér, Antal Nógrádi
Ventral root avulsion induces dramatic loss of the affected spinal cord motoneurons. The neuroprotective effect of riluzole has been previously proven on the injured motoneurons: the vast majority of them can be rescued even when they have no possibility to regenerate their axons. In this study the number of injured motoneurons rescued by riluzole treatment and their capacity to reinnervate the denervated forelimb muscles was investigated. Surgical reconnection with a peripheral nerve graft between the affected spinal cord segment and the C7 spinal nerve was established immediately or with 1- and 3-week delay after avulsion...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657370/brachial-plexus-injury-after-microwave-based-treatment-for-axillary-hyperhidrosis-and-osmidrosis
#17
Chun-Kai Chang, Chun-Yu Chen, Kuo-Feng Hsu, Han-Ting Chiu, Tzi-Shiang Chu, Hung-Hui Liu, Meng-Xun Goh, Shyi-Gen Chen
Axillary hyperhidrosis combined with osmidrosis is a common problem, especially in Asian communities, that patients find annoying. Even though several surgical techniques have been reported to treat hyperhidrosis/osmidrosis permanently, patients would prefer a non-surgical approach. A microwave-based device was invented during this decade, and it has proven to be a safe and efficient way to treat axillary hyperhidrosis/osmidrosis without major complications. Mild complications reported are vacuum-associated marks, oedema, tenderness, and temporary altered skin sensation...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656387/spontaneous-recovery-of-non-operated-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injury
#18
S H Lim, J S Lee, Y H Kim, T W Kim, K M Kwon
PURPOSE: We investigated the spontaneous recovery of non-operated traumatic brachial plexus injury (BPI). METHODS: A total of 25 cases of non-operated traumatic BPI were analysed by retrospective review of medical records; in all cases, consecutive electrodiagnostic studies (ES) were conducted from 1 to 4 months and 18 to 24 months post-trauma. Injury severity was assessed using a modified version of Dumitru and Wilbourn's scale (DWS) based on ES. Spontaneous recovery of brachial plexus components per subject was analysed using Wilcoxon's signed-rank test...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650063/-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-incidence-monitoring-of-progress-and-prognostic-factors
#19
G Vaquero, A Ramos, J C Martinez, P Valero, N Nunez-Enamorado, R Simon-De Las Heras, A Camacho-Salas
INTRODUCTION: Obstetric brachial plexus palsy is related with shoulder dystocia, and its main risk factor is macrosomia. Its incidence is estimated to be between 0.1 and 6.3 cases per 1,000 live newborn infants. Most cases are resolved but can give rise to permanent functional deficiency, which means that there is an interest to identify possible prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a descriptive study of newborn infants with obstetric brachial plexus palsy born in our hospital between the years 2011 and 2015...
July 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637068/traumatic-suprascapular-nerve-injury-at-the-notch-a-reason-for-the-posterior-approach-in-brachial-plexus-reconstruction
#20
Marc A Seifman, Scott Ferris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
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