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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157770/the-prevention-and-recognition-of-ulnar-nerve-and-brachial-plexus-injuries
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Barbara J Duffy, Tito D Tubog
Perioperative peripheral nerve injury is a serious yet preventable perioperative complication. Since the inception of the American Association of Anesthesiologists Closed Claim Project, the incidence of peripheral nerve injury has remained constant with an overall reported prevalence rate of 15% to 16%. To date, the most frequent nerve injuries are ulnar nerve neuropathy and brachial plexus injury. This article will review the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, causative and risks factors, and preventive measures for the two most common nerve injuries...
December 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124342/connections-between-radial-and-ulnar-nerve-at-high-humeral-level-in-cadavers-incidence-topography-and-literature-review
#2
Konstantinos Natsis, A Giannakopoulou, M Piagkou, N Lazaridis, T Tegos, M R Colonna
PURPOSE: Although communications between branches and cords of the brachial plexus have been extensively published, there is a scarcity of reports concerning radial and ulnar nerve (RN-UN) communication in the arm. The current study aims to demonstrate the incidence, topography, and length of communicating branches between RN and UN. Any additional coexisted variations were also recorded. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-six upper limbs collected from one hundred and thirty-three (81 males and 52 females) Greek cadavers were dissected...
November 9, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058949/lipomas-of-the-brachial-plexus-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Alexander Graf, Kai Yang, David King, William Dzwierzynski, James Sanger, Patrick Hettinger
BACKGROUND: Lipomas are common benign tumors. When they develop in proximity to peripheral nerves, they can cause neurologic symptoms secondary to mass effect. Previous reports have shown symptom resolution after removal of lipomas compressing various upper extremity peripheral nerves. However, brachial plexus lipomas are relatively rare. Our multidisciplinary experience with brachial plexus lipoma resection is reviewed in the largest case series to date. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing resection of brachial plexus lipomatous tumors between 2006 and 2016 was performed...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976477/diagnostic-value-of-magnetic-resonance-neurography-in-cervical-radiculopathy-plexus-patterns-and-peripheral-nerve-lesions
#4
Daniel Schwarz, Henrich Kele, Moritz Kronlage, Tim Godel, Tim Hilgenfeld, Martin Bendszus, Philipp Bäumer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the imaging appearance and diagnostic value of plexus and peripheral nerve magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) in cervical radiculopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by our institutional ethics committee and written informed consent was obtained from all participants. A total of 24 patients were included with a diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy based on clinical examination, supporting electrophysiological examinations and spinal imaging consistent with the clinical syndrome...
October 2, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955169/struthers-ligament-and-supracondylar-humeral-process-an-anatomical-study-and-clinical-implications
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Edie Benedito Caetano, João José Sabongi, Luiz Angelo Vieira, Maurício Ferreira Caetano, José Eduardo de Bona, Thais Mayor Simonatto
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and anatomical characteristics of Struthers' ligament and the supracondylar humeral process and evaluate the clinical implications in compressive neuropathy of the median nerve . METHOD: We dissected 60 arms from 30 cadavers (26 males and 4 females): 15 were previously preserved in formalin and glycerin and 15 were dissected fresh in the Anatomy Laboratory for this paper. The relationships between Struthers' ligament and the median nerve and brachial artery and veins were documented with drawings and photos ...
July 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948078/muscle-training-induced-bilateral-brachial-plexopathy-in-an-adolescent-with-sporadic-hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies
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Minori Kodaira, Satoshi Kodama, Yui Kamijo, Tomoki Kaneko, Yoshiki Sekijima
There have been few studies regarding physical training-induced peripheral nerve dysfunction in patients with hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP), with the exception of soldiers that trained intensively. Here, we report a 15-year-old boy without family history of HNPP who developed bilateral painless brachial plexopathy following short-term barbell and plank training during a school baseball club activity. Muscle training-induced painless brachial plexopathy could be an initial symptom and may be underdiagnosed in adolescents with sporadic HNPP...
September 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926848/-parsonage-turner-syndrome-case-report
#7
Alexander Katzer, Wolf-Peter Niedermauntel, Jörg Rump
Neuralgic amyotrophy of the shoulder (Parsonage-Turner syndrome) is a rare condition of unknown aetiology which manifests as acute neuropathy of the brachial plexus. Diagnosis is based on typical symptoms and physical examination. In addition, magnetic resonance imaging of the affected shoulder and the cervical spine is advisable, in order to distinguish this syndrome from other conditions with similar symptoms. There is no specific treatment for neuralgic amyotrophy, but in about 50 - 67% of cases complete recovery occurs within two to three years, depending on the severity of the symptoms when they first appear...
September 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861044/diabetic-neuropathy-evaluated-by-a-novel-device-sural-nerve-conduction-is-associated-with-glycemic-control-and-ankle-brachial-pressure-index-in-japanese-patients-with-diabetes
#8
Hidetaka Hamasaki, Yasuteru Hamasaki
BACKGROUND: Currently, no international diagnostic criteria for diabetic neuropathy (DN) have been established. Recently, a novel point-of-care sural nerve conduction device has been developed. We aimed to investigate associations between DN and clinical parameters related to the development and progression of DN by using this novel device. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study in patients with diabetes whose sural nerve functions were measured using DPN Check between January 2015 and October 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858146/the-relationship-between-peripheral-artery-disease-symptomatology-and-ischemia
#9
Erica N Schorr, Diane Treat-Jacobson, Ruth Lindquist
BACKGROUND: Fewer than half of individuals with peripheral artery disease (PAD) experience classic claudication, and the relationships between PAD typical or atypical symptom intensity, location, and description (classic or atypical) with ischemic changes have not previously been reported. OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between self-reported PAD symptom intensity and calf tissue ischemia measured using the tissue saturation index (TSI) during treadmill exercise...
September 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830281/administration-of-daily-5%C3%A2-mg-tadalafil-improves-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Toshiyasu Amano, Carolyn Earle, Tetsuya Imao, Yuki Matsumoto, Takahiro Kishikage
INTRODUCTION: Tadalafil is a promising phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5 inhibitor prescribed for erectile dysfunction (ED). Daily low dose (5 mg) of tadalafil has also been used for the treatment of male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). PDE5 inhibitors induce relaxation of smooth muscle cells in the urethra, prostate, bladder neck, and blood vessels. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of tadalafil on vessels endothelial function, in patients with male LUTS symptoms associated with BPH...
August 22, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813083/ankle-brachial-index-and-diabetic-neuropathy-study-of-225-patients
#11
Liliana Chevtchouk, Marcio Heitor Stelmo da Silva, Osvaldo José Moreira do Nascimento
Objective: To evaluate neuropathic pain and peripheral vascular disease in diabetics and compare this with the length of time since diagnosis in type 1, and type 2 diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional study with 225 diabetics chosen from their responses on the DN4 questionnaire, who were then evaluated with the ankle-brachial index (ABI), separating type 1 diabetes from type 2 diabetes. Results: A higher incidence of neuropathic pain in those over 60 years of age showed an ABI > 1...
August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804976/demyelinating-neuropathy-in-a-6-year-old-girl-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Akiko Kamata, Kazuhiro Muramatsu, Noriko Sawaura, Nishiki Makioka, Tomomi Ogata, Makoto Kuwashima, Hirokazu Arakawa
Herein we report the case of a 6-year-old girl with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and weakness in the distal portion of the right upper limb. Although difficult to perform, nerve conduction studies indicated demyelinating neuropathy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed swelling a nd high-intensity signals in the right brachial plexus and cervical spinal roots. The symptoms recovered after a single course of i.v. immunoglobulin. Electrophysiological indices and MRI findings also improved after treatment...
August 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770311/mr-neurography-mrn-of-the-long-thoracic-nerve-retrospective-review-of-clinical-findings-and-imaging-results-at-our-institution-over-4%C3%A2-years
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Swati Deshmukh, Laura M Fayad, Shivani Ahlawat
OBJECTIVE: Long thoracic nerve (LTN) injury can result in ipsilateral serratus anterior palsy and scapular winging. Traditional means of evaluating patients with suspected LTN injury include physical examination and electrodiagnostic studies. The purpose of our study is to describe high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) findings in patients with clinical suspicion of LTN neuropathy. METHODS: In this HIPAA-compliant, IRB-approved, retrospective study, two radiologists reviewed MR imaging performed for long thoracic neuropathy...
November 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762574/a-comparative-study-of-brachial-plexus-sonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-neuropathy-and-multifocal-motor-neuropathy
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H S Goedee, B A Jongbloed, J-T H van Asseldonk, J Hendrikse, A F J E Vrancken, H Franssen, S Nikolakopoulos, L H Visser, W L van der Pol, L H van den Berg
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To compare the performance of neuroimaging techniques, i.e. high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), when applied to the brachial plexus, as part of the diagnostic work-up of chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy (CIDP) and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). METHODS: Fifty-one incident, treatment-naive patients with CIDP (n = 23) or MMN (n = 28) underwent imaging of the brachial plexus using (i) a standardized MRI protocol to assess enlargement or T2 hyperintensity and (ii) bilateral HRUS to determine the extent of nerve (root) enlargement...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734938/hepatitis-e-virus-infection-and-acute-non-traumatic-neurological-injury-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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Harry R Dalton, Jeroen J J van Eijk, Pascal Cintas, Richie G Madden, Catherine Jones, Glynn W Webb, Benjamin Norton, Julie Pique, Suzanne Lutgens, Nikki Devooght-Johnson, Kathy Woolson, John Baker, Maria Saunders, Liz Househam, James Griffiths, Florence Abravanel, Jacques Izopet, Nassim Kamar, Nens van Alfen, Baziel G M van Engelen, Jeremy G Hunter, Annemiek A van der Eijk, Richard P Bendall, Brendan N Mclean, Bart C Jacobs
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been associated with a number of neurological syndromes, but causality has not yet been established. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between HEV and neurological illness by prospective HEV testing of patients presenting with acute non-traumatic neurological injury. METHODS: Four hundred and sixty-four consecutive patients presenting to hospital with acute non-traumatic neurological illnesses were tested for HEV by serology and PCR from four centres in the UK, France and the Netherlands...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723713/somatotopic-fascicular-lesions-of-the-brachial-plexus-demonstrated-by-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-neurography
#16
Tim Hilgenfeld, Johann Jende, Daniel Schwarz, Philipp Bäumer, Jennifer Kollmer, Sabine Heiland, Martin Bendszus, Mirko Pham
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether high-resolution brachial plexus (BP) magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is capable of (1) distinguishing patients with compressive neuropathy or noncompressive plexopathy from age- and sex-matched controls, (2) discriminating between patients with compressive neuropathy and noncompressive plexopathy, and (3) detecting spatial lesion patterns suggesting somatotopic organization of the BP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients (50...
July 18, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665460/ischemic-monomelic-neuropathy-a-long-term-follow-up-of-two-cases
#17
Vikas Singh, Huzaif Qaisar, Avais Masud, Sushil Mehandru, Elmer Sadiang-Abay, Eric J Costanzo, Loay Salman
INTRODUCTION: Ischemic monomelic neuropathy (IMN) is the most dreaded complication of an arteriovenous access creation. While uncommon, it can lead to pain, paresthesia or/and hand weakness. Creation of an arteriovenous connection causing a sudden diversion of blood away from the nerves can lead to ischemic injury to the neural tissue and cause IMN. Immediate surgical ligation has been traditionally recommended to limit ongoing neural tissue injury. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present two diabetic patients who developed IMN after the creation of a left upper extremity brachial-cephalic fistula and refused to undergo surgical ligation...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659200/-an-unrecognized-cause-of-dyspnoea
#18
A Brys, A Wijers, M de Vries, N Bouwman, R Borghans
BACKGROUND: Neuralgic amyotrophy is characterised by pain in the neck or shoulder region, followed by neuropathy of both motor and sensory nerves of the brachial plexus. The incidence of this condition is estimated at 1/1000 per year. In a rare variant of the syndrome, involvement of both phrenic nerves can occur, leading to diaphragmatic paralysis and severe orthopnoea. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 67-year-old woman was referred to us with acute orthopnoea. Imaging studies showed bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis, and electromyography (EMG) confirmed neuropathy of both phrenic nerves...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652523/a-case-of-hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies-due-to-push-up-exercise
#19
Takumi Nakamura, Takeshi Kawarabayashi, Yusuke Seino, Mikio Shoji
A 17-year-old man with no familial history developed motor and sensory disturbance of the left upper limb a few days after starting push-up exercise. Neurological examination revealed broad weakness and radial sensory disturbance of the left upper limb and magnetic resonance neurography showed laterality of brachial plexus intensity signals. Therefore, we suspected left brachial plexopathy. However, a nerve conduction study showed a broad disturbance that could not be explained by only brachial plexopathy. Genetic tests revealed a diagnosis of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP)...
July 29, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627217/using-plantar-electrical-stimulation-to-improve-postural-balance-and-plantar-sensation-among-patients-with-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-a-randomized-double-blinded-study
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Bijan Najafi, Talal K Talal, Gurtej Singh Grewal, Robert Menzies, David G Armstrong, Lawrence A Lavery
OBJECTIVE: People with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) often exhibit deteriorations in motor-performance mainly due to lack of plantar-sensation. The study explored effectiveness of plantar electrical-stimulation therapy to enhance motor-performance among people with DPN. DESIGN AND METHODS: Using a double-blinded model, 28 volunteers with DPN (age: 57.8 ± 10.2 years) were recruited and randomized to either intervention (IG: n = 17) or control (CG: n = 11) group...
July 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
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