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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521852/upper-limb-nerve-transfers-a-review
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A Forli, M Bouyer, M Aribert, C Curvale, M Delord, D Corcella, F Moutet
While upper limb nerve transfers were first described and performed several years ago, they have seen expanded use in the past 20 years. Initially indicated for surgical repair of brachial plexus injuries with nerve root avulsion, the indications have been extended to post-ganglionic lesions because of the excellent results of certain intraplexus nerve transfers. The traditional nerve repair techniques - primary suture and nerve grafting - form the basis of nerve surgery. Although nerve transfer does not replace them, they are a useful supplement as they provide a targeted approach to reinnervation and recovery of key functions of the upper limb...
June 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521032/a-neglected-cause-of-iatrogenic-brachial-plexus-injuries-in-psychiatric-patients
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José Fernando Guedes-Corrêa, Maristella Reis da Costa Pereira, Francisco José Lourenço Torrão-Junior, José Vicente Martins, Daniel Alves Neiva Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric patients are often kept immobilized during hospitalization to avoid self-inflicted injuries and danger to third parties. Inadequate positioning can lead to brachial plexus injuries (BPI). OBJECTIVE: To present a series of 5 psychiatric patients with BPI after being left sedated and restrained for prolonged periods of time during hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 5 psychiatric patients with iatrogenic BPI referred by other institutions to our service...
May 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506157/motor-and-sensory-cortical-changes-after-contralateral-cervical-seventh-nerve-root-cc7-transfer-in-patients-with-brachial-plexus-injuries
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Ryosuke Kakinoki, Scott F M Duncan, Ryosuke Ikeguchi, Souichi Ohta, Manabu Nankaku, Hiroshi Sakai, Takashi Noguchi, Yukitoshi Kaizawa, Masao Akagi
BACKGROUND: Previous animal studies demonstrated that the sensory and motor functions in ipsilesional upper limbs that had been reconstructed by CC7 transfer eventually associated with the contralesional brain cortices that had originally mediated the functions of the ipsilesional upper limbs before brachial plexus injury (BPI). Our hypothesis was that the same findings would be seen in humans. METHODS: Four patients with total BPI treated with CC7 transfer were included...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490272/transfer-of-the-musculocutaneous-nerve-branch-to-the-brachialis-muscle-to-the-triceps-for-elbow-extension-anatomical-study-and-report-of-five-cases
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J A Bertelli, F Soldado, M F Ghizoni, A Rodríguez-Baeza
We report the study of the anatomical feasibility of transferring the nerve to the brachialis muscle to the upper medial head motor branch that innervate the triceps, and outcomes of such transfers in restoring elbow extension in five patients with posterior cord lesion of the brachial plexus. The length of the branches to the brachialis muscle measured 7.6 cm and the triceps upper medial head motor branch was 5 cm in 10 adult cadavers. Five male patients were treated with this transfer 5 months after the injury (range 4 to 6 months) after posterior cord injury of the brachial plexus with a mean follow-up of 31 months (range 28 to 36 months)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488619/peripheral-nerve-injuries-a-retrospective-survey-of-1124-cases
#5
João A Kouyoumdjian, Carla R Graça, Vanessa F M Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) remain an important health problem often leading to severe motor disabilities predominantly in the younger population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze our experience of clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluation (EDX) of PNIs over a 26-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1989 and 2014, 1124 consecutive patients with 1418 PNIs were referred for clinical as well as EDX evaluation. These PNIs involved upper and lower limbs as well as the facial nerves...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472739/inter-joint-coordination-analysis-of-reach-to-grasp-kinematics-in-children-and-adolescents-with-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Christian H Mayfield, Sahana N Kukke, Sylvain Brochard, Christopher J Stanley, Katharine E Alter, Diane L Damiano
BACKGROUND: Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy is a common birth injury to nerves passing through the brachial plexus that may result in structural and functional abnormalities. Individual joint trajectories from kinematic analyses have been used to evaluate the source and extent of abnormalities. Here, two summary measures of limb kinematics were utilized: 1) the Arm Profile Score summarizing upper limb joint kinematic abnormalities from a typical pattern across a task, and 2) the recently developed Multi-joint Coordination Measure using principal component analysis to characterize typical coordination of multiple joints throughout a task and compute deviations in time and space...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467619/repair-of-the-musculocutaneous-nerve-using-the-vagus-nerve-as-donor-by-helicoid-end-to-side-technique-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Ji-Geng Yan, Feng-Yi Shen, Jacob Thayer, Yuhui Yan, John LoGiudice, Hani Matloub, James Sanger, Lin-Ling Zhang, Robert Havlik
Although several donor nerves can be chosen to repair avulsed brachial plexus nerve injury, available nerves are still limited. The purpose of this study is to validate whether the vagus nerve (VN) can be used as a donor. Eighteen Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into three groups (n = 6). The right musculocutaneous nerve (McN) was transected with differing subsequent repair. (1) HS-VN group: a saphenous nerve (SN) graft-end was helicoidally wrapped round the VN side (epi-and perineurium was opened) with a 30 ° angle, distal SN end was coapted to the McN with end-to-end repair...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459064/comparison-of-dna-methylation-in-schwann-cells-before-and-after-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-rats
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Xian-Hu Zhou, Wei Lin, Yi-Ming Ren, Shen Liu, Bao-You Fan, Zhi-Jian Wei, Gui-Dong Shi, Xin Cheng, Yan Hao, Shi-Qing Feng
This study aims to find the difference of genomewide DNA methylation in Schwann cells (SCs) before and after peripheral nerve system (PNS) injury by Methylated DNA Immunoprecipitation Sequencing (MeDIP-Seq) and seek meaningful differentially methylated genes related to repairment of injured PNS. SCs harvested from sciatic nerve were named as activated Schwann cells (ASCs), and the ones harvested from brachial plexus were named as normal Schwann cells (NSCs). Genomic DNA of ASCs and NSCs were isolated and MeDIP-Seq was conducted...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458986/erratum-proximal-versus-distal-nerve-transfer-for-biceps-reinnervation-a-comparative-study-in-a-rats-brachial-plexus-injury-model-erratum
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March 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445364/n-acetylcysteine-prevents-retrograde-motor-neuron-death-after-neonatal-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Joseph Catapano, Jennifer Zhang, David Scholl, Cameron Chiang, Tessa Gordon, Gregory H Borschel
BACKGROUND: Neuronal death may be an overlooked and unaddressed component of disability following neonatal nerve injuries, such as obstetric brachial plexus injury. N-acetylcysteine and acetyl-L-carnitine improve survival of neurons after adult nerve injury, but it is unknown whether they improve survival after neonatal injury, when neurons are most susceptible to retrograde neuronal death. The authors' objective was to examine whether N-acetylcysteine or acetyl-L-carnitine treatment improves survival of neonatal motor or sensory neurons in a rat model of neonatal nerve injury...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435568/early-vessels-exploration-of-pink-pulseless-hand-in-gartland-iii-supracondylar-fracture-humerus-in-children-facts-and-controversies
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T Z Tunku-Naziha, Wms Wan-Yuhana, D Hadizie, Muhammad-Paiman, S Abdul-Nawfar, W S Wan-Azman, M S Arman-Z, S Abdul-Razak, M Z Rhendra-Hardy, W I Wan-Faisham
The management of pink pulseless limbs in supracondylar fractures has remained controversial, especially with regards to the indication for exploration in a clinically well-perfused hand. We reviewed a series of seven patients who underwent surgical exploration of the brachial artery following supracondylar fracture. All patients had a non-palpable radial artery, which was confirmed by Doppler ultrasound. CT angiography revealed complete blockage of the artery with good collateral and distal run-off. Two patients were more complicated with peripheral nerve injuries, one median nerve and one ulnar nerve...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434767/extrarenal-rhabdoid-tumor-presented-with-an-immobile-arm-in-a-one-year-old-boy
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Chi-Ting Chung, Yen-Lin Liu, Chien-Jui Cheng, Kevin Li-Chun Hsieh, Min-Lan Tsai, Tai-Tong Wong
Infants with an immobile arm may be easily overlooked in primary care settings. Differential diagnoses include injuries, infections, neuropathies, ischemia and rarely, neoplasms. We report the case of a one-year-old boy with weakness in his left arm after minor trauma with a diagnosis of brachial plexus palsy initially. After rehabilitation for 2months, his weakness progressed to unsteady gait and quadriparesis. MRI revealed a huge solid tumor in the left supraclavicular fossa, which also involved the left brachial plexus, upper thoracic cavity, and left paravertebral space with invasion into the spinal canal...
April 20, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429047/therapeutic-outcome-of-ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-osteoid-osteoma
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Louis Lassalle, R Campagna, G Corcos, A Babinet, F Larousserie, J Stephanazzi, A Feydy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term outcome of computed tomography-guided radiofrequency ablation (CT-guided RFA) in patients with suspected osteoid osteoma (OO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-center retrospective study. Patients with clinical suspicion and imaging diagnosis of osteoid osteoma were treated by CT-guided RFA using the same device with either a 7- or 10-mm active tip electrode. Specific precautions were applied in case of articular or spinal OO. Patients were contacted by phone to evaluate the long-term outcome in terms of pain, ability to perform daily activities (including sports), and long-term complications...
July 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428928/origin-branching-and-communications-of-the-intercostobrachial-nerve-a-meta-analysis-with-implications-for-mastectomy-and-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-in-breast-cancer
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Brandon Michael Henry, Matthew J Graves, Jakub R Pękala, Beatrice Sanna, Wan Chin Hsieh, R Shane Tubbs, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
The intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN), which usually originates from the lateral cutaneous branch of the second intercostal nerve, innervates areas of the axilla, lateral chest, and medial arm. It is at risk for injury during operative procedures that are often used in the management of breast cancer and such injury has been associated with postoperative sensory loss and neuropathic pain, decreasing the quality of life. PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), Biosciences Information Service (BIOSIS), and Web of Science were searched comprehensively...
March 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406877/scapulothoracic-dissociation-evaluation-and-management
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Andrew M Choo, Patrick C Schottel, Andrew R Burgess
Scapulothoracic dissociation is a rare, potentially limb- and life-threatening injury of the shoulder girdle. The injury is characterized by lateral displacement of the scapula resulting from traumatic disruption of the scapulothoracic articulation. The typical physical examination findings consist of substantial swelling of the shoulder girdle, along with weakness, numbness, and pulselessness in the ipsilateral upper extremity. Radiographic evaluation includes measurement of the scapular index on a nonrotated chest radiograph and assessment for either a distracted clavicle fracture or a disrupted acromioclavicular or sternoclavicular joint...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403100/delayed-bilateral-vocal-cord-paresis-after-a-continuous-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-and-endotracheal-intubation-a-lesson-why-we-should-use-low-concentrated-local-anesthetics-for-continuous-blocks
#16
Hee-Sun Park, Ha-Jung Kim, Young-Jin Ro, Hong-Seuk Yang, Won-Uk Koh
RATIONALE: Recurrent laryngeal nerve block is an uncommon complication that can occur after an interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB), which may lead to vocal cord palsy or paresis. However, if the recurrent laryngeal nerve is blocked in patients with a preexisting contralateral vocal cord palsy following neck surgery, this may lead to devastating acute respiratory failure. Thus, ISB is contraindicated in patients with contralateral vocal cord lesion. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of bilateral vocal cord paresis, which occurred after a continuous ISB and endotracheal intubation in a patient with no history of vocal cord injury or surgery of the neck...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398932/brachial-arterial-pressure-monitoring-during-cardiac-surgery-rarely-causes-complications
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Asha Singh, Bobby Bahadorani, Brett J Wakefield, Natalya Makarova, Priya A Kumar, Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, Daniel I Sessler, Andra E Duncan
BACKGROUND: Brachial arterial catheters better estimate aortic pressure than radial arterial catheters but are used infrequently because complications in a major artery without collateral flow are potentially serious. However, the extent to which brachial artery cannulation promotes complications remains unknown. The authors thus evaluated a large cohort of cardiac surgical patients to estimate the incidence of related serious complications. METHODS: The institutional Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and Perioperative Health Documentation System Registry of the Cleveland Clinic were used to identify patients who had brachial artery cannulation between 2007 and 2015...
April 10, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387564/reliability-of-functioning-free-muscle-transfer-and-vascularized-ulnar-nerve-grafting-for-elbow-flexion-in-complete-brachial-plexus-palsy
#18
S M Potter, S I Ferris
We compared outcomes of primary vascularized ulnar nerve grafts from the C5 root neurotizing biceps and brachialis muscles, and gracilis functioning free muscle transfer neurotized by the distal spinal accessory nerve, as a primary or salvage procedure after complete brachial plexus injury. At 45 months, three of eight primary vascularized ulnar nerve graft patients regained grade 4 elbow flexion, while one regained grade 3. All 13 primary gracilis transfer patients regained grade 4 elbow flexion. Four patients with vascularized ulnar nerve grafts failed and subsequently had salvage functioning free muscle transfer procedures resulting in delayed recovery...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387164/rectus-abdominis-motor-nerves-as-donor-option-for-free-functional-muscle-transfer-a-cadaver-study-and-case-series
#19
Aaron B Mull, Michael C Nicoson, Amy M Moore, Dan A Hunter, Thomas H Tung
BACKGROUND: Current management of brachial plexus injuries includes nerve grafts and nerve transfers. However, in cases of late presentation or pan plexus injuries, free functional muscle transfers are an option to restore function. The purpose of our study was to describe and evaluate the rectus abdominis motor nerves histomorphologically and functionally as a donor nerve option for free functional muscle transfer for the reconstruction of brachial plexus injuries. METHODS: High intercostal, rectus abdominis, thoracodorsal, and medial pectoral nerves were harvested for histomorphometric analysis from 4 cadavers from levels T3-8...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381927/the-effects-of-minocycline-on-spinal-root-avulsion-injury-in-rat-model
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Tan Yew Chin, Sim Sze Kiat, Hizal Ghazali Faizul, Wutian Wu, Jafri Malin Abdullah
BACKGROUND: The neuroprotective role of minocycline in the treatment of brachial plexus injury is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To study the neuroprotective effect of minocycline via different routes in adult Sprague Dawley rats with brachial plexus injury. METHODS: The C7 nerve roots of the animals were avulsed via an anterior extravertebral approach. Traction force was used to transect the ventral motor nerve roots at the preganglionic level...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
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