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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127505/high-resolution-ultrasonography-of-the-normal-extratemporal-facial-nerve
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Hannes Wegscheider, Gerd Fabian Volk, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, Bernhard Moriggl
The technical advances in sonography of the past decade have supported the rapid improvement of high-resolution imaging, which enables the quick visualization of peripheral nerves at relatively limited costs. Recently, the possibility of visualizing the extratemporal facial nerve (FN) has been considered. This manuscript describes the first systematic evaluation in cadavers, of a novel ultrasonographic approach with this specific aim. Eight cadaveric hemifaces were evaluated by means of high-frequency ultrasound with two linear (13 and 22 MHz) and a convex transducer (6...
November 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075520/the-feasibility-of-using-high-resolution-ultrasonography-to-assess-ulnar-nerve-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Jun Chen, Chun-Lei Wang, Shan Wu, Shan He, Jun Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of high-resolution ultrasonography for the diagnosis of polyneuropathy in diabetes mellitus patients by the examination of the ulnar nerves. METHOD: We recruited 100 healthy age-matched volunteers (50 women and 50 men) with 200 arms without diabetes or cubital tunnel syndrome as the control group. We assessed the upper limbs of 100 diabetes mellitus patients (45 women and 55 men), 40 of whom had electrophysiologically confirmed diabetic peripheral neuropathy and 60 had no diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the upper limbs...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041999/electrodiagnostic-and-nerve-ultrasonographic-features-in-upper-limb-spasticity-an-observational-study
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A Picelli, S Tamburin, G Berto, E Chemello, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Leopold Saltuari, Andreas Waldner, Nicola Smania
To better understand the effects of spasticity on peripheral nerves, we evaluated the electrodiagnostic and nerve ultrasonographic features of the median and ulnar nerves in adults with upper limb spasticity. Twenty chronic stroke patients with spastic hemiparesis underwent nerve conduction study and nerve ultrasonography of the median and ulnar nerves at both upper limbs. Affected versus unaffected upper limb comparisons showed significant differences in the median and ulnar nerve distal motor latencies, compound muscle action potentials and F-wave minimal latencies...
July 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027686/ultrasonography-of-the-sural-nerve-normal-and-pathologic-appearances
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Stefano Bianchi, Laure Droz, Catherine Lups Deplaine, Victor Dubois-Ferriere, Marino Delmi
Ultrasonography (US) of peripheral nerves has gained wide popularity because of the increased definition of modern high-frequency electronic transducers, as well as the well-known advantages of US, which include easy availability, low cost, and the possibility of realizing a dynamic examination. Traditionally, US has been deployed to assess the major nerves of the limbs. More recently, US has also been used to assess the normal appearance and pathologic changes of smaller subcutaneous nerves. The sural nerve is a small sensory nerve in the subcutaneous tissues of the calf that can be affected by a variety of disorders...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968362/ultrasonography-in-peripheral-nervous-system-diagnosis
#5
Francis O Walker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: High-resolution ultrasound has made it possible to view most nerves and muscles in real time and to identify pathologic change in size, echo texture, and vascularity. This article focuses on the principles underlying ultrasound imaging and the application of ultrasound imaging to clinical disorders commonly seen in an electrodiagnostic laboratory. RECENT FINDINGS: Ultrasound is a sensitive and specific tool for evaluating myopathic and neurogenic muscle disease...
October 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900529/high-resolution-ultrasonography-and-shear-wave-sonoelastography-of-a-cystic-radial-nerve-schwannoma
#6
Patrick J Battaglia, Vivian Carbone-Hobbs, Gary M Guebert, Susan E Mackinnon, Norman W Kettner
Peripheral nerve tumors are often evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), although there are many advantages offered with high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS). This case report emphasizes the value of HRUS in the diagnosis and management of a patient with a cystic radial nerve Schwannoma. In addition, information on tumor stiffness, obtained with shear-wave sonoelastography (SWE), is presented.
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818412/are-extramedian-symptoms-associated-with-peripheral-causes-in-patient-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-electrodiagnostic-and-ultrasonographic-study
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Basak Mansiz-Kaplan, Merve Akdeniz-Leblecicier, Ilker Yagci
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between extramedian spreading of sensorial symptoms and median and ulnar nerve cross-sectional area (CSA) and to compare the ultrasonographic and electrophysiological findings in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with or without extramedian sensory symptoms. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with CTS were divided into two groups as with or without extramedian symptoms and were assessed clinically, electrophysiologically and ultrasonographically by three blind investigators...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755100/point-of-care-ultrasonography-in-canadian-anesthesiology-residency-programs-a-national-survey-of-program-directors
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Daniel Mok, Stephan K W Schwarz, Kevin Rondi
PURPOSE: Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a useful tool with multiple perioperative applications relevant to the anesthesiologist. Nevertheless, the full scope of POCUS applications has yet to be formally incorporated into Canadian anesthesiology training. The purpose of this study was to determine the current state of POCUS training in Canadian anesthesiology residency programs. METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey of program directors from Royal College-accredited anesthesiology residency programs across Canada...
July 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692451/the-value-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-in-geriatric-care-and-rehabilitation
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Büşra Can, Murat Kara, Özgür Kara, Zekeriya Ülger, Walter R Frontera, Levent Özçakar
The WHO reports that one of the major chronic conditions affecting the elderly worldwide is musculoskeletal disorders that are associated with long-term pain and disability. Considering the healthcare needs of the elderly (i.e. comprehensive, accessible, efficient) and the advantages of ultrasound (US) use (patient-friendly, convenient, cost-effective, and does not require exposure to radiation or magnetic fields), there seems to be a 'gap' in the actual clinical practice. In this paper, we aimed to highlight the potential value of US imaging in the management of the elderly with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions (degenerative/rheumatic joint diseases, falls/trauma, nursing care, peripheral nerve problems, sarcopenia, and interventions)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662276/nerve-ultrasound-shows-subclinical-peripheral-nerve-involvement-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2
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Johan A Telleman, Menno D Stellingwerff, Geert J Brekelmans, Leo H Visser
INTRODUCTION: Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is mainly associated with central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Peripheral nerve involvement is described in symptomatic patients, but evidence of subclinical peripheral nerve involvement is scarce. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional pilot study in 2 asymptomatic and 3 minimally symptomatic patients with NF2 to detect subclinical peripheral nerve involvement. Patients underwent clinical examination, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS)...
June 29, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638296/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-sympathetic-chain-neuromodulation-for-upper-extremity-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Samer Narouze, Dmitri Souzdalnitski
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) comprises a group of conditions characterized by severe, debilitating pain that is disproportionate to any inciting event and is not distributed in a specific nerve distribution or dermatome. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old female with a 2-year history of right upper extremity CRPS type I refractory to conventional management underwent an ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopy confirmed percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation trial with a lead extending from the C6 to the T3 level to cover the cervical and upper thoracic sympathetic chain...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593000/ultrasound-and-emg-ncv-study-electromyography-and-nerve-conduction-velocity-correlation-in-diagnosis-of-nerve-pathologies
#12
REVIEW
Shilpa Domkundwar, Gayatri Autkar, S V Khadilkar, Mayur Virarkar
PURPOSE: Nerve disorders are commonly encountered in clinical practice. Ultrasonography (USG) is a useful modality in the evaluation of most of the peripheral and superficial pathologies amenable to penetration by ultrasound. The primary objective is to study the USG findings of various peripheral nerve pathologies and to correlate them with electrophysiological (EMG-NCV) findings. METHOD: 42 patients referred with suspicion of peripheral nervous system affection were evaluated with USG along with EMG-NCV...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584377/neurolymphomatosis-in-primary-cutaneous-cd4-pleomorphic-small-medium-sized-t-cell-lymphoma-mimicking-hansen-s-disease
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Anza Khader, Mary Vineetha, Mamatha George, Shiny Padinjarayil Manakkad, Sunitha Balakrishnan, Uma Rajan
Neurolymphomatosis (NL) refers to nerve infiltration by neurotropic neoplastic cells in the setting of a known or an unknown hematological malignancy. It typically presents as painful or painless peripheral mononeuropathy, mononeuritis multiplex, polyneuropathy, polyradiculopathy, or cranial neuropathy. A 32-year-old male presented with a hyperpigmented hypoesthetic plaque over the anterolateral aspect of the right leg with thickening of the right common peroneal nerve and foot drop clinically diagnosed as Hansen's disease...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532415/hemodynamic-changes-caused-by-acupuncture-in-healthy-volunteers-a-prospective-single-arm-exploratory-clinical-study
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Tae-Hun Kim, Boncho Ku, Jang-Han Bae, Jae-Young Shin, Min-Ho Jun, Jung Won Kang, Junghwan Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Jaeuk U Kim
BACKGROUND: Radial pressure pulse wave (RPPW) examination has been a key diagnostic component of traditional Chinese medicine. The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in RPPW along with various hemodynamic variables after acupuncture stimulation and to examine the validity of pulse diagnosis as a modern diagnostic tool. METHODS: We conducted acupuncture stimulation at both ST36 acupuncture points in 25 healthy volunteers. We simultaneously assessed the RPPW by pulse tonometry; heart rate variability (HRV) by electrocardiogram; photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals, respiration rate, peripheral blood flow velocity and arterial depth by ultrasonography; and cardiac output by impedance cardiography, before, during and after a session of acupuncture stimulation...
May 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522988/multiple-sites-ultrasonography-of-peripheral-nerves-in-differentiating-charcot-marie-tooth-type-1a-from-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy
#15
Jingwen Niu, Liying Cui, Mingsheng Liu
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sites measurement of cross-sectional areas (CSA) by ultrasound was performed to differentiate Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A (CMT1A) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). METHODS: Nine patients with CMT1A, 28 patients with CIDP, and 14 healthy controls (HC) were recruited prospectively. Consecutive ultrasonography scanning was performed from wrist to axilla on median and ulnar nerves. CSAs were measured at 10 predetermined sites of each nerve...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457533/schwannoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report
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P Solano Díaz, M T Hidalgo Martín, M F Sánchez Cordero, M C Soto Aguilar
Schwannomas are benign tumors of peripheral nerve sheaths. Schwannomas of the breast are very uncommon: only 28 cases have been reported. We present the case of a 63-year-old woman studied for a high family risk of breast cancer in whose left breast we detected a lesion with benign characteristics on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and later it was identified by ultrasonography and mammography. Histological study after core needle biopsy confirmed the benign nature of the lesion. The mammographic findings correlated with those reported in the literature...
April 27, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408350/neuroactive-steroid-levels-and-psychiatric-and-andrological-features-in-post-finasteride-patients
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Roberto Cosimo Melcangi, Daniele Santi, Roberto Spezzano, Maria Grimoldi, Tommaso Tabacchi, Maria Letizia Fusco, Silvia Diviccaro, Silvia Giatti, Giuseppe Carrà, Donatella Caruso, Manuela Simoni, Guido Cavaletti
Recent reports show that, in patients treated with finasteride for male pattern hair loss, persistent side effects including sexual side effects, depression, anxiety and cognitive complaints may occur. We here explored the psychiatric and andrological features of patients affected by post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) and verified whether the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma levels of neuroactive steroids (i.e., important regulators of nervous function) are modified. We found that eight out of sixteen PFS male patients considered suffered from a DSM-IV major depressive disorder (MDD)...
July 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391751/isolated-aa-amyloidosis-of-the-radial-nerve
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Teresa Pérez-de la Fuente, Javier Fernández-Jara, Pilar Rodríguez-Urcelay, Jose Jiménez-Heffernan, Ángel Juárez
BACKGROUND: Amyloidosis affecting peripheral nerve is usually seen in primary amyloidosis. METHODS: We are reporting on the case of a 74-year-old man with a 16-month history of progressive left radial nerve paralysis. Perioperative imaging detected an enlarged radial nerve in the middle-distal part of the arm. The patient had an antecedent of amyloid deposits in the lung. RESULTS: A radial nerve amyloidosis was suspected and confirmed with a biopsy assisted by ultrasonography, resulting in a secondary amyloidosis form...
September 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374060/possible-utility-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-for-detecting-spread-of-local-anesthetic-in-nerve-block
#19
Hideaki Sasaki, Masanori Yamauchi, Takafumi Ninomiya, Haruyuki Tatsumi, Michiaki Yamakage
PURPOSE: This study demonstrated the effects of perfluorobutane (Sonazoid(®)) with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) to identify the spread of local anesthetics in ultrasound-guided nerve block. METHODS: This study consists of simulation, cadaveric, and animal studies. In a simulation study, 1% lidocaine with 10- to 1000-fold diluted Sonazoid(®), a US-specific contrast agent to diagnose hepatic and breast cancers (0.5 mL), was injected into a resin-based phantom to determine the optimal concentration for ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block...
June 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341644/nerve-ultrasound-a-useful-screening-tool-for-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-in-nf1
#20
Johan A Telleman, Menno D Stellingwerff, Geert J Brekelmans, Leo H Visser
OBJECTIVE: To determine ultrasonographic peripheral nerve involvement in patients with asymptomatic neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). METHODS: Thirteen asymptomatic and 4 minimally symptomatic patients with NF1 were included in this cross-sectional pilot study to detect asymptomatic abnormalities of the brachial plexus and upper and lower extremity nerves. Patients underwent clinical examination, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS)...
April 25, 2017: Neurology
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