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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871577/lack-of-electrical-interference-between-spinal-cord-stimulators-and-other-implanted-electrical-pulse-devices
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Alaa Abd-Elsayed, Ravi Grandhi, Harsh Sachdeva
Spinal cord stimulators (SCSs) have been used for decades to treat chronic pain. SCSs are often used to treat patients with chronic back pain caused by failed back surgery syndrome, patients with complex regional pain syndrome, or individuals who are not candidates for surgery. SCSs are a relative contraindication in patients with another electrical pulse device. We present 3 patients who received SCS despite having another implant in place. There was no interaction between devices. The first case was a patient with failed back surgery syndrome who had an implantable cardiac defibrillator and an SCS implant...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865472/taking-a-step-back-assessing-the-outcomes-of-multiple-step-procedures
#2
Meredith Barrett, Farokh R Demehri, Graham C Ives, Kristen Schaedig, Meghan A Arnold, Daniel H Teitelbaum
PURPOSE: Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a highly morbid condition primarily because of parenteral nutrition (PN)-associated complications. Bowel lengthening via serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) has become standard of care. While initial STEPs have resulted in weaning from PN, outcomes of repeated STEPs (ReSTEPs) are not well described. We investigated outcomes of initial STEP compared to ReSTEP procedures. METHODS: This retrospective review of STEPs included 17 children and a total of 24 procedures...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858725/2-year-clinical-results-of-patients-with-sacroiliac-joint-syndrome-treated-by-arthrodesis-using-a-triangular-implant-system
#3
Rahel Bornemann, Philip P Roessler, Andreas Strauss, Kirsten Sander, Yorck Rommelspacher, Dieter C Wirtz, Robert Pflugmacher, Sönke P Frey
BACKGROUND: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) syndrome can cause various symptoms and may also be one reason for persistent low back pain, especially in patients with prior spinal fusions. If conservative treatments fail to improve symptoms, arthrodesis surgery can be considered. Minimally invasive approaches have emerged recently providing a good alternative to conventional methods. A novel triangular implant system (iFuse) can achieve an arthrodesis of the SIJ without the use of additional screws or bone material...
November 4, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853391/failed-back-surgery-syndrome-current-perspectives
#4
REVIEW
Zafeer Baber, Michael A Erdek
The treatment of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) can be equally challenging to surgeons, pain specialists, and primary care providers alike. The onset of FBSS occurs when surgery fails to treat the patient's lumbar spinal pain. Minimizing the likelihood of FBSS is dependent on determining a clear etiology of the patient's pain, recognizing those who are at high risk, and exhausting conservative measures before deciding to go into a revision surgery. The workup of FBSS includes a thorough history and physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and procedures...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852471/what-does-extinction-have-to-do-with-confabulation
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REVIEW
Armin Schnider, Louis Nahum, Radek Ptak
Behaviourally spontaneous confabulation denotes a distinct syndrome consisting of confabulations that patients act upon, disorientation, and amnesia. It corresponds to the stable form of the original Korsakoff syndrome. While the syndrome may also occur in confusional states and degenerative dementia, this article is about the syndrome as it occurs after acute and focal brain damage. The patients act according to ideas and obligations that can mostly be traced back to real experiences in their past, but which are not currently valid guides of thinking and behaviour...
November 1, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843683/spinal-neuromodulation-as-a-novel-surgical-option-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-following-rhbmp-exuberant-bony-growth-in-instrumented-lumbar-fusion-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ramsis F Ghaly, Alexei Lissounov, Tatiana Tverdohleb, David Kohanchi, Kenneth D Candido, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenic protein (BMP) for instrumented lumbar fusion was approved in 2002, and since then has led to an increasing incidence of BMP-related neuropathic pain. These patients are usually resistant to conventional medical therapy and frequently undergo multiple surgical revisions without any pain relief. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 58-year-old male was referred to the author's outpatient clinic after four lumbar surgeries did not provide satisfactory pain relief...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830925/headache-low-back-pain-other-nociceptive-and-mixed-pain-conditions-in-neurorehabilitation-evidence-and-recommendations-from-the-italian-consensus-conference-on-pain-in-neurorehabilitation
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Alessandro Picelli, Maria G Buzzi, Carlo Cisari, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Daniele Porru, Silvia Bonadiman, Annalisa Brugnera, Roberto Carone, Rosanna Cerbo, Ubaldo Del Carro, Raffaele Gimigliano, Marco Invernizzi, Danilo Miotti, Rossella Nappi, Stefano Negrini, Vittorio Schweiger, Cristina Tassorelli, Stefano Tamburin
Pain is a disabling symptom and is often the foremost symptom of conditions for which patients undergo neurorehabilitation. We systematically searched the PubMed and Embase electronic databases for current evidence on the frequency, evolution, predictors, assessment, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of pain in patients with headache, craniofacial pain, low back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, osteoarticular pain, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic pelvic pain. Despite the heterogeneity of published data, consensus was reached on pain assessment and management of patients with these conditions and on the utility of a multidisciplinary approach to pain therapy that combines the benefits of pharmacological therapy, physiotherapy, neurorehabilitation, and psychotherapy...
November 10, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792107/minimum-clinically-important-difference-and-substantial-clinical-benefit-in-pain-functional-and-quality-of-life-scales-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients
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Ki Byung Park, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Kyung-Min Shin, Byung-Cheul Shin, Jae-Heung Cho, In-Hyuk Ha
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational 1-year study OBJECTIVE.: To determine minimum clinically important difference (MCID) and substantial clinical benefit (SCB) of outcome measures in failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) patients, as these metrics enable assessment of whether and when an intervention produces clinically meaningful effects in a patient SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Several methods have been devised to quantify clinically important difference, but MCID and SCB for FBSS patients has yet to be determined...
October 25, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778413/altering-conventional-to-high-density-spinal-cord-stimulation-an-energy-dose-response-relationship-in-neuropathic-pain-therapy
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Frank Wille, Jennifer S Breel, Eric W P Bakker, Markus W Hollmann
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether converting from conventional Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) to High Density (HD) SCS reduces neuropathic pain over a period of 12 months in patients with failed SCS therapy. METHODS: Retrospective, open label, single center, consecutive case series of 30 neuropathic pain patients (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome [FBSS], Complex Regional Pain Syndrome [CRPS], and polyneuropathy [NP]). Patients with an initial adequate response to conventional SCS, but in whom pain increased over time, were included (Numeric Rating Scales [NRS] >6)...
October 24, 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776893/is-spinal-cord-stimulation-safe-a-review-of-13-years-of-implantations-and-complications
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J-C Kleiber, B Marlier, M Bannwarth, E Theret, P Peruzzi, F Litre
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to evaluate the complications of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain. METHODS: This was a retrospective case series of 212 patients treated with SCS for chronic lower-limb neuropathic pain between March 2002 and February 2015 in a Reims academic hospital. All patients received a surgically implanted paddle-type electrode. Complications with this technique are here described and analyzed, and other treatment and preventative methods proposed...
November 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764105/genome-wide-meta-analysis-of-sciatica-in-finnish-population
#11
Susanna Lemmelä, Svetlana Solovieva, Rahman Shiri, Christian Benner, Markku Heliövaara, Johannes Kettunen, Verneri Anttila, Samuli Ripatti, Markus Perola, Ilkka Seppälä, Markus Juonala, Mika Kähönen, Veikko Salomaa, Jorma Viikari, Olli T Raitakari, Terho Lehtimäki, Aarno Palotie, Eira Viikari-Juntura, Kirsti Husgafvel-Pursiainen
Sciatica or the sciatic syndrome is a common and often disabling low back disorder in the working-age population. It has a relatively high heritability but poorly understood molecular mechanisms. The Finnish population is a genetic isolate where small founder population and bottleneck events have led to enrichment of certain rare and low frequency variants. We performed here the first genome-wide association (GWAS) and meta-analysis of sciatica. The meta-analysis was conducted across two GWAS covering 291 Finnish sciatica cases and 3671 controls genotyped and imputed at 7...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744081/comparison-of-clinical-efficacy-and-computed-tomographic-analysis-of-lead-position-between-three-column-and-five-column-paddle-leads-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
#12
Jin-Gyu Choi, Sang-Woo Ha, Byung-Chul Son
OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated the difference in clinical outcome and the position of paddle lead spinal cord stimulation (SCS) between three-column and five-column paddle lead SCS in patients with FBSS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 21 patients who underwent paddle lead SCS at T9 (three-column, n = 9; five-column, n =12) for FBSS, a 12-month follow-up numerical rating scale, percent pain relief, and CT assessment of contact angle and percent reduction of T9 canal area were investigated...
October 12, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737311/effect-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-over-the-prefrontal-cortex-combined-with-cognitive-training-for-treating-schizophrenia-a-sham-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Pedro Shiozawa, July Silveira Gomes, Daniella Valverde Ducos, Henrique Teruo Akiba, Álvaro Machado Dias, Alisson Paulino Trevizol, Ricardo R Uchida, Natasza Orlov, Quirino Cordeiro
Introduction: We report a transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) protocol over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) combined with cognitive training in schizophrenia. Method: We assessed psychotic symptoms in nine patients using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). All evaluations were scored at baseline, at the end of the intervention protocol, and during a 4-week follow-up. The tDCS protocol consisted of 10 consecutive sessions over 5-day periods...
July 2016: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730042/sapho-syndrome-with-acne-fulminans-and-severe-polyosteitis-involving-axial-skeleton
#14
B Lakshmi Divya, P Narasimha Rao
SAPHO syndrome (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis), a rare inflammatory disorder, is an association of distinct skin disorders with pustules with osteoarticular inflammation. Its etiology remains unclear, and various treatment regimens frequently fail to control the disease. An 18-year-old male patient presented to the outpatient department with severe nodulocystic acne on the face with pain at both the wrists and lower back associated with high-grade fever and chills. On physical examination, he had severe tenderness at both wrist joints and lower back, along with swelling of right wrist...
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689601/the-aetiologies-of-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#15
Ciara Clancy, Alison Quinn, Fiona Wilson
PURPOSE: Four to fifty percent of patients will develop Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) following lumbar spine surgery. Repeated surgeries lead to escalating costs and subsequent decreases in success rate. Much of the research to date has focused on the psychosocial factors associated with FBSS. All factors including physical and pathological aetiologies should be examined. These factors may be independent, co-exist with or predispose patients to the psychological factors associated with FBSS...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658815/surgical-outcomes-after-instrumented-lumbar-surgery-in-patients-of-eighty-years-of-age-and-older
#16
Jen-Chung Liao, Ping-Yeh Chiu, Wen-Jer Chen, Lih-Hui Chen, Chi-Chien Niu
BACKGROUND: In Taiwan, the life expectancy of an 80-year-old man is 88.4 years and the life expectancy of an 80-year-old woman is 89.8 years. Some of these people will develop symptomatic degenerative lumbar diseases that interfere with an active lifestyle. These older surgical candidates usually ask the surgeon whether it would be safe to undergo surgery. However, there is no literature assessing the outcomes of laminectomy, fusion and posterior fixation for degenerative lumbar diseases in patients older than 80 years...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658771/current-experience-of-spinal-neuromodulation-in-chronic-pain-is-there-a-role-in-children-and-young-people
#17
David Pang
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pain in children has been an under-recognized problem compared to adult pain. The aim of management is to help children and their families cope with the symptoms rather than a cure. Current medical treatments to reduce pain intensity are often short lived, poorly tolerated or ineffective. RESULTS: The use of electrical stimulation to treat pain is the current basis of modern Neuromodulation at the spinal cord and has been well established as spinal cord stimulation in adult practice...
August 9, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630712/the-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-lumbar-epidural-injection-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
#18
Ashraf Eskandr, Sadik Abdel Maseeh
Purpose. Failed back surgery syndrome is a chronic pain condition requiring rapid, effective, and efficient management. This study evaluates the effect of adding dexmedetomidine to lumbar epidural steroids in patients with failed back surgery syndrome. Methods. Fifty patients suffering from failed back surgery syndrome were randomly assigned to one of two groups, receiving an epidural injection of 20 mL of either a mixture of betamethasone (14 mg) and bupivacaine 0.5 mg (group C) or a mixture of betamethasone (14 mg), bupivacaine 0...
2016: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625236/an-algorithmic-approach-for-clinical-management-of-low-back-pain
#19
V V Ramesh Chandra, B C M Prasad, C Krishna Mohan, T C Kalawat, V Satyanarayana, A Y Lakshmi
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is caused by a variety of conditions. When conventional imaging failed, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was superior to scintigraphy in identifying the pathology. Injection therapies are often helpful in treating the pathology. AIM: To determine the cause of chronic low backache in individuals with normal conventional imaging (radiographs, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging), to determine the specific pathology using scintigraphic studies and diagnostic blocks; and, to treat the individuals with various spinal injection techniques and determine their efficacy...
September 2016: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551417/-pseudofailure-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-neuropathic-pain-following-a-new-severe-noxious-stimulus-learning-points-from-a-case-series-of-failed-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-and-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
#20
Samiul Muquit, Ahmad Abdelhai Moussa, Surajit Basu
Failure of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may be due to hardware problems, migration of electrodes and, in the long-term, plasticity in the spinal cord with habituation to the stimulation current. We describe a series of seven patients who experienced acute therapeutic loss of SCS effects following an acute nociceptive event unrelated to primary pathology. There were no hardware problems. We called this 'Pseudofailure', as the effective stimulation returned in all patients following a period off stimulation or reprogramming...
May 2016: British Journal of Pain
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