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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226286/peripheral-nerve-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-transthyretin-amyloidosis
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Simon Podnar, Stayko Sarafov, Ivailo Tournev, Gregor Omejec, Janez Zidar
OBJECTIVE: To systematically study peripheral nerve morphology in patients with transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and TTR gene mutation carriers using high-resolution ultrasonography (US). METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional study we took a structured history, performed neurological examination, and measured peripheral nerve cross-sectional areas (CSAs) bilaterally at 28 standard locations using US. Demographic and US findings were compared to controls. RESULTS: Peripheral nerve CSAs were significantly larger in 33 patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) compared to 50 controls, most dramatically at the common entrapment sites (median nerve at the wrist, ulnar nerve at the elbow), and in the proximal nerve segments (median nerve in the upper arm, sciatic nerve in the thigh)...
January 29, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217060/ultrasonography-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-of-sciatic-nerve-for-the-treatment-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-ii
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Yi Hwa Choi, Dong Jin Chang, Woon Suk Hwang, Jin Hwan Chung
Although the major mechanism of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) involves dysfunctional central or sympathetic nervous system activation, the peripheral nervous system also contributes significantly to its clinical manifestations. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) is a recently developed treatment option for neuropathic pain syndromes. Here, we report a case of CRPS Type II after a femur fracture and sciatic nerve injury, in which the pain was treated successfully with ultrasonography-guided selective sciatic nerve PRF application...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188346/-clinical-indications-for-high-resolution-mri-diagnostics-of-the-peripheral-nervous-system
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T Godel, M Weiler
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Peripheral neuropathies are common and diagnostically often challenging disorders. Difficulties particularly exist in lesion localization and recognition of complex spatial lesion patterns. STANDARD DIAGNOSTIC METHODS: Medical history taking, neurological examination, neurophysiological tests and nerve ultrasonography represent the gold standard in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve lesions but have known methodical limitations. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: The use of 3 Tesla magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is an additional diagnostic imaging tool recently developed for the high-resolution visualization of long segments of peripheral nerves...
February 10, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188345/-diagnostic-nerve-ultrasonography
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T Bäumer, A Grimm, T Schelle
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: For the diagnostics of nerve lesions an imaging method is necessary to visualize peripheral nerves and their surrounding structures for an etiological classification. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Clinical neurological and electrophysiological investigations provide functional information about nerve lesions. The information provided by a standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination is inadequate for peripheral nerve diagnostics; however, MRI neurography is suitable but on the other hand a resource and time-consuming method...
February 10, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175932/-nerve-injuries-and-traumatic-lesions-of-the-brachial-plexus-imaging-diagnostics-and-therapeutic-options
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D Schwarz, M T Pedro, C Brand, M Bendszus, G Antoniadis
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Traumatic lesions of peripheral nerves and the brachial plexus are feared complications because they frequently result in severe functional impairment. The prognosis is greatly dependent on the correct early diagnosis and the right choice of treatment regimen. It is important to distinguish between open and closed injuries. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Initial imaging must critically evaluate or prove nerve continuity and is commonly achieved by high-resolution ultrasonography...
February 7, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120090/radioguided-occult-lesion-localization-in-deep-schwannomas-of-the-peripheral-nerves-results-of-a-preliminary-case-series
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Giorgio Stevanato, Giovanni Monteleone, Donatella Sgubin, Michele Sicolo, Giulia Pastorello, Luca Vazzana, Franco Guida
BACKGROUND: The detection of small deep schwannomas of the peripheral nerves has been increasing since the the use of precise neuroimaging techniques has become more widespread; however, although nonpalpable lesions can be well defined by images, it is often difficult to identify them during the surgical procedure. The authors report seven cases of nonpalpable small deep schwannomas surgically treated after their identification using the radioguided occult lesion localization (ROLL) technique...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119835/quantitative-muscle-ultrasonography-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Hyewon Lee, Sungju Jee, Soo Ho Park, Seung-Chan Ahn, Juneho Im, Min Kyun Sohn
OBJECTIVE: To assess the reliability of quantitative muscle ultrasonography (US) in healthy subjects and to evaluate the correlation between quantitative muscle US findings and electrodiagnostic study results in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The clinical significance of quantitative muscle US in CTS was also assessed. METHODS: Twenty patients with CTS and 20 age-matched healthy volunteers were recruited. All control and CTS subjects underwent a bilateral median and ulnar nerve conduction study (NCS) and quantitative muscle US...
December 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112008/measuring-disease-activity-and-clinical-response-during-maintenance-therapy-in-cidp-from-ice-trial-outcome-measures-to-future-clinical-biomarkers
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Hans D Katzberg, Norman Latov, Francis O Walker
Some patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy who respond to initial intravenous immunoglobulin require repeated courses over prolonged periods of time; however, evidence to guide dosage and interval of intravenous immunoglobulin during maintenance therapy is limited. Optimizing treatment requires assessment of underlying disease activity and clinical outcome. Electrophysiological measures of demyelination, and clinical measures using handgrip strength and walking velocity promise to be particularly informative...
January 23, 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090635/sonographic-features-and-diagnosis-of-peripheral-schwannomas
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Fan Yang, Xian-Xiang Chen, Huo-Lin Wu, Ji-Fa Zhu, Yuan Chen, Ling-Fang Yu, Xiao-Juan Huang
BACKGROUND: To determine the sonographic features of peripheral schwannomas. METHODS: This retrospective study included 54 cases of schwannoma in 51 patients. Ultrasonography (US) and MRI were performed in all patients. The US features of each tumor were analyzed and compared with pathologic findings. The US target sign was compared with the MRI findings. RESULTS: On US, 53 of the 54 schwannomas had a regular shape and clear margins, and one had an irregular shape...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955918/dexmedetomidine-added-to-local-anesthetic-mixture-of-lidocaine-and-ropivacaine-enhances-onset-and-prolongs-duration-of-a-popliteal-approach-to-sciatic-nerve-blockade
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Xiawei Hu, Jinlei Li, Riyong Zhou, Quanguang Wang, Fangfang Xia, Thomas Halaszynski, Xuzhong Xu
PURPOSE: A literature review of multiple clinical studies on mixing additives to improve pharmacologic limitation of local anesthetics during peripheral nerve blockade revealed inconsistency in success rates and various adverse effects. Animal research on dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant on the other hand has promising results, with evidence of minimum unwanted results. This randomized, double-blinded, contrastable observational study examined the efficacy of adding dexmedetomidine to a mixture of lidocaine plus ropivacaine during popliteal sciatic nerve blockade (PSNB)...
January 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940636/ultrasonographic-reference-values-for-peripheral-nerves-and-nerve-roots-in-the-normal-population-of-children-and-adolescents-study-protocol-for-an-observational-prospective-trial
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Maria Rasenack, Bernhard F Décard, Sabine Schädelin, Alexander Grimm, Dirk Fischer, Patricia Hafner
BACKGROUND: High-resolution ultrasonography is a new and promising technique to evaluate peripheral and spinal nerves. Its validity as a diagnostic tool in neurological diseases has been demonstrated in adults. Up to now no reference values have been published in children and adolescents although this technique would be ideal in this population as it is fast and non-invasive. METHODS/DESIGN: Our aim is to generate ultrasonographic reference values for several peripheral nerves (median, ulnar, radial, tibial, sural, peroneal and tibial nerve) as well as for the spinal nerves C5 and C6 and the vagus nerve in children and adolescents...
December 9, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904260/sonographic-identification-of-peripheral-nerves-in-the-forearm
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Saundra A Jackson, Charlotte Derr, Anthony De Lucia, Marvin Harris, Zuheily Closser, Branko Miladinovic, Rahul Mhaskar, Theresa Jorgensen, Lori Green
BACKGROUND: With the growing utilization of ultrasonography in emergency medicine combined with the concern over adequate pain management in the emergency department (ED), ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blockade in ED is an area of increasing interest. The medical literature has multiple reports supporting the use of ultrasound guidance in peripheral nerve blocks. However, to perform a peripheral nerve block, one must first be able to reliably identify the specific nerve before the procedure...
October 2016: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891417/a-commonly-missed-well-known-entity-acute-intermittent-porphyria-a-case-report
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Smilu Mohanlal, Radha Gulati Ghildiyal, Alpana Kondekar, Poonam Wade, Richa Sinha
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) usually presents with abdominal pain, peripheral neuropathy and psychiatric manifestations. Incidence of AIP being 5 in 1,00,000. We present a case of an 11-year-old male child with multiple cranial nerve involvement, quadriparesis, focal convulsions, hypertension, hyponatremia with history of recurrent abdominal pain. His complete haemogram, ultrasonography (USG) abdomen, renal function tests were normal, he was also evaluated for tuberculosis which was negative. On further evaluation Electroencephalography (EEG) was suggestive of a generalised seizure disorder, MRI Brain suggestive of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES), Electromyography revealed a sensory motor axonal polyneuropathy and urine UV fluoresence test was positive for porphobilinogen which clinched the diagnosis of AIP...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823370/peripheral-neuropathy-of-a-forelimb-in-horses-27-cases-2000-2013
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Anne-Laure Emond, Lélia Bertoni, Maeva Seignour, Virginie Coudry, Jean-Marie Denoix
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features, diagnostic procedures, management, and outcome of horses with peripheral neuropathy of a forelimb. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 27 horses. PROCEDURES Records from 2000 to 2013 were reviewed to identify horses with peripheral neuropathy of a forelimb. Horses were grouped as having predominant lesions of a suprascapular nerve, axillary nerve, or radial nerve (alone or in association with other brachial plexus nerves) on the basis of physical examination and diagnostic imaging findings...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740993/ultrasound-in-neurology
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Georgios Tsivgoulis, Andrei V Alexandrov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Low cost, avoidance of irradiation, and high temporal resolution are inherent advantages of ultrasound imaging that translate into multiple clinical uses in many domains of neurology. This article presents clinical uses of ultrasound examination in cerebrovascular, neurodegenerative, and peripheral nervous system diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: Modern treatment and prevention of ischemic stroke rely on prompt diagnosis. Ultrasonography has found a place as a noninvasive screening test and bedside technique that provides estimates of the degree of stenosis as well as hemodynamic and structural information about intracranial and extracranial vessels in real time...
October 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726755/us-of-the-knee-scanning-techniques-pitfalls-and-pathologic-conditions
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Timothy I Alves, Gandikota Girish, Monica Kalume Brigido, Jon A Jacobson
Pain and other disorders of the knee are a common presenting complaint in the ambulatory setting. Although the cornerstones of imaging evaluation of the knee are radiographs and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, ultrasonography (US) is less expensive than MR imaging, easily available, and of comparable accuracy in the evaluation of certain pathologic conditions of the knee. The benefits of US include portability, low cost, high spatial resolution, dynamic imaging, and ability to guide percutaneous interventions when indicated...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648065/an-unusual-cause-of-foot-drop-peroneal-extraneural-ganglion-cyst
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Murat Zumrut, Mehmet Demirayak, Ahmet Kucukapan
Peripheral neuropathies caused by ganglion cysts are quite rare, especially in the lower extremities. The case of a 64-year-old male with a 2-day history of foot drop and tenderness in the region of the left fibular neck is presented. Physical examination and electromyogram findings verified peroneal nerve palsy. Ultrasonography showed cystic mass localized proximal of the peroneal muscle structures. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic-appearing mass around the fibular neck that compressed the common peroneal nerve...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643671/evaluation-of-the-tibial-nerve-with-shear-wave-elastography-a-potential-sonographic-method-for-the-diagnosis-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Atilla Suleyman Dikici, Fethi Emre Ustabasioglu, Sakir Delil, Mecbure Nalbantoglu, Bektas Korkmaz, Selim Bakan, Osman Kula, Nurten Uzun, Ismail Mihmanli, Fatih Kantarci
Purpose To evaluate the value of shear-wave elastography (SWE) in the detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the tibial nerve. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from all study participants. The study included 20 diabetic patients with DPN (10 men, 10 women), 20 diabetic patients without DPN (eight men, 12 women), and 20 healthy control subjects (nine men, 11 women). The tibial nerve was examined at 4 cm proximal to the medial malleolus with gray-scale ultrasonography and SWE...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625246/evaluation-of-peripheral-nerve-lesions-with-high-resolution-ultrasonography-and-color-doppler
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Muhammed Afsal, Veena Chowdhury, Anjali Prakash, Sapna Singh, Neera Chowdhury
PURPOSE: Traditionally, peripheral nerve lesions are diagnosed on the basis of clinical history, physical examination, and electrophysiological studies, and the role of imaging studies has been limited. The purpose of the study was to assess the usefulness of sonography in diagnosing peripheral nerve lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty adult patients with peripheral nerve lesion/s and 30 healthy adult volunteers were included in the study, and sonography of the relevant peripheral nerve/s was done...
September 2016: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487351/palliative-epineurotomy-for-focal-radial-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-in-a-dog
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Andrew David Gibson, Emma Davies, Ana Lara-Garcia, Pilar Lafuente
This case report describes the diagnosis of a peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the deep branch of the radial nerve distal to the elbow in a dog. The lesion was identified using computed tomography and ultrasonography and confirmed as sarcoma on histopathological analysis of incisional biopsies. Clinical signs dramatically improved following surgical biopsy before recurring three months later. Repeat epineurotomy of the deep branch of the radial nerve resulted in clinical improvement for a further month before signs once again returned...
September 2016: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
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