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Eui-Suk Sung, Jin-Choon Lee, Sung-Chan Shin, Hyun-Geun Kwon, Min-Sik Kim, Dong-Jo Kim, Jung-Hoon Ro, Byung-Joo Lee
Objectives: False-negative or false-positive responses in intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) using electromyography (EMG) in thyroid surgery pose a challenge. Therefore, we developed a novel IONM system that uses a surface pressure sensor instead of EMG to detect muscle twitching. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility and safety of a new IONM system using a piezo-electric surface pressure sensor in an experimental animal model. Methods: We developed the surface pressure sensor by modifying a commercial piezo-electric sensor...
December 11, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
Rob J M Groen, Jertske N M Lukassen, Gert Jan Boer, Rob A Vergeer, Maarten H Coppes, Gea Drost, Berrie Middel
BACKGROUND: Anterior thoracic spinal cord herniation (ATSCH) is a rare cause of progressive myelopathy. Early surgery is essential, but there is no agreement about the best surgical approach. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors that determine surgical results, and to find evidence for the most favorable technique to correct ATSCH. METHODS: To find relevant literature, computerized databases of PubMed, EMBASE, and ISI Web of Science were searched...
December 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Le Zhou, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Alessandro Pontin, Antonella Pino, Ettore Caruso, Che-Wei Wu, Hui Sun, Ralph P Tufano, Hoon Yub Kim
We evaluate the role of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in thyroidectomy performed for Graves' disease (GD) with an emphasis on recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) management and completeness of resection. The study is a retrospective series comprising 55 thyroidectomy (control group) versus 82 procedures with intermittent IONM (I-IONM) and 72 by means of continuous IONM (C-IONM). In the control group the laryngeal nerves have been identified by visualization solely. In the I-IONM group both vagal nerve (VN) and RLN have been localized and monitored during thyroid resection...
March 2019: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
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OBJECTIVEThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the technical feasibility, accuracy, and relevance on surgical outcome of D-wave monitoring combined with somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) during resection of intradural extramedullary (IDEM) spinal tumors.METHODSClinical and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) data obtained in 108 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for IDEM tumors at the Institute for Scientific and Care Research "ASMN" of Reggio Emilia, Italy, were prospectively entered into a database and retrospectively analyzed...
November 1, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Candaş Erçetin, Alper Şahbaz, Sami Acar, Fırat Tutal, Nihat Aksakal, Serkan Sarı, Yeşim Erbil
OBJECTIVE: Parathyroid glands and recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLNs) are at risk during thyroid surgery. However, the identification of the nerves reduced these risks. Intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) during thyroid surgery has gained widespread acceptance as an aid to the gold standard of visually identifying the RLN. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the identification of the RLN during thyroidectomy by using IONM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seven hundred forty-eight patients were included in our prospectively designed study...
November 20, 2018: Turkish Journal of Surgery
Kathryn Overzet, Mark Kazewych, Faisal R Jahangiri
Arthroscopic hip surgery is performed routinely for the treatment of various hip disorders. Leg traction during labral tear repair, femoroplasty, and acetabuloplasty for hip stabilization can stretch the peripheral nerves. This may cause temporary or permanent nerve injury. This study illustrates the benefit of utilizing multimodality Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) during hip surgical procedures. We performed a retrospective review of 10 arthroscopic hip surgeries with neurophysiological monitoring at one medical center...
September 22, 2018: Curēus
P Del Rio, F Cozzani, P C Nisi, T Loderer, G Piva, E Bonati
BACKGROUND: We know that benefits of MIVAT are related to a better cosmetic result and lower post-operative pain in comparison to CT. The incidence of nerve cold palsy is related to a correct identification of the recurrent laringeal nerve (RLN) as standard procedure in thyroid surgery. From September 2014 we have introduced the use of intraoperative neural monitoring(I-IONM) in all thyroidectomies in the Unit of General Surgery of University Hospital of Parma, including in MIVAT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We have considered all patients treated from September 2014 to September 2017 for thyroid diseases using MIVAT and IONM...
September 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Roy Hwang, Nicholas Field, Vignessh Kumar, Steven Paniccioli, Rachel Grey, Michael Briotte, Vishad Sukul, Julie G Pilitsis
INTRODUCTION: Placement of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) paddles under general anesthesia using intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) has been shown to be associated with equivocal or superior clinical outcomes in comparative studies. The value of IONM in percutaneous permanent SCS placement has not been demonstrated. METHODS: Outcomes for patients under percutaneous SCS placement performed with IONM were prospectively collected. Descriptive outcomes included numerical rating scale (NRS), the Oswestry disability index (ODI), McGill pain questionnaire, pain catastrophizing scale score (PCS), and Beck Depression Inventory...
November 16, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
P Del Rio, F Cozzani, P C Nisi, T Loderer, G Piva, E Bonati
BACKGROUND: We know that benefits of MIVAT are related to a better cosmetic result and lower post-operative pain in comparison to CT. The incidence of nerve cold palsy is related to a correct identification of the recurrent laringeal nerve (RLN) as standard procedure in thyroid surgery. From September 2014 we have introduced the use of intraoperative neural monitoring(I-IONM) in all thyroidectomies in the Unit of General Surgery of University Hospital of Parma, including in MIVAT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We have considered all patients treated from September 2014 to September 2017 for thyroid diseases using MIVAT and IONM...
September 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Sungjoon Lee, Doo Young Kim, Su Bin Kim, Woojin Kim, Mi-Ri Kang, Hye-Jin Kim, Ki Hwa Lee, Minwook Yoo, Byung-Sam Choi, Jung Soo Kim, Sun-Il Lee, Hae Yu Kim, Sung-Chul Jin
PURPOSE: Forms of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM), including somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs), have been widely used in the field of neurosurgery. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of IONM in identifying intraoperative events and predicting postoperative neurologic deficits in neurovascular intervention. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2016, we retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent neurovascular intervention under general anesthesia with the use of IONM...
October 17, 2018: Neuroradiology
Go Yoshida, Muneharu Ando, Shiro Imagama, Shigenori Kawabata, Kei Yamada, Tsukasa Kanchiku, Yasushi Fujiwara, Nobuaki Tadokoro, Masahito Takahashi, Kanichiro Wada, Naoya Yamamoto, Sho Kobayashi, Hiroki Ushirozako, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Akimasa Yasuda, Kenichi Shinomiya, Toshikazu Tani, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multicenter study OBJECTIVE.: To analyze the incidence of intraoperative spinal neuromonitoring (IONM) alerts and neurological complications, as well as to determine which interventions are most effective at preventing postoperative neurological complications following IONM alerts in high risk spinal surgeries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: IONM may play a role in identifying and preventing neural damage; however, few studies have clarified the outcomes of intervention after IONM alerts...
October 11, 2018: Spine
Masami Yuda, Katsunori Nishikawa
Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy can result in motility disorders of the vocal cord muscles and/or fatal respiratory complications. Procedures aimed at checking for intraoperative RLN injuries have not been established. Intraoperative nerve monitoring( IONM) informs electromyographic activity of the vocal cord muscles to a surgeon by visual and aural signals. In this chapter, we introduce methods for using IONM during esophageal cancer surgery. Since we introduced IONM, several cases in which surgeons have had difficulty visually identifying the RLN have been reported...
September 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Che-Wei Wu, Feng-Yu Chiang, Gregory W Randolph, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Hoon Yub Kim, Yi-Chu Lin, Hui-Chun Chen, Hsiu-Ya Chen, Dipti Kamani, Tsung-Yi Tsai, I-Cheng Lu, Pi-Ying Chang
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative neural monitoring (IONM) has gained widespread acceptance as an adjunct to the gold standard of visual identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroid surgery. Currently, laryngeal electromyography (EMG) recording during IONM is almost always performed using endotracheal tube (ETT) surface electrodes placed adjacent to vocal folds originating from the inner surface of the thyroid cartilage (TC). Therefore, it was hypothesized that surface recording electrodes placed on the outer surface of the TC should enable access to the EMG response of the vocal folds during IONM...
November 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
John P Ney, Daniel P Kessler
OBJECTIVES: Well-designed longitudinal studies assessing effectiveness of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) are lacking. We investigate IONM effects on cost and administrative markers for health outcomes in the year after cervical spine surgery. METHODS: We identified single-level cervical spine surgeries in commercial claims. We constructed linear regression models estimating the effect of IONM (controlling for patient demographics, pre-operative health, services during index admission) on total spending, neurological complications, readmissions, and outpatient opiate usage in the year following index surgery...
November 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
In-Ho Jung, Kyeong-Wook Yoon, Young-Jin Kim, Sang Koo Lee
OBJECTIVE: Because the anatomical structure of the brachial plexus is very complex, surgical treatment of tumors in this region is challenging. Therefore, a lot of clinical and surgical experience is required for successful treatment; however, many neurosurgeons have difficulty accumulating this experience owing to the rarity of brachial plexus tumors. The purpose of this report is to share our surgical experience with brachial plexus tumor with other neurosurgeons. METHODS: The records of 18 consecutive patients with brachial plexus tumors who underwent surgical treatment between January 2010 and December 2017 in a single institution were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Che-Wei Wu, Hui Sun, Guang Zhang, Hoon Yub Kim, Antonina Catalfamo, Mattia Portinari, Paolo Carcoforo, Gregory W Randolph, Young Jun Chai, Gianlorenzo Dionigi
Background: The increasing use of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in thyroid surgery has revealed the need to develop new strategies for cases in which a loss of signal (LOS) occurs on the first side of a planned total thyroidectomy. Objectives: This study reviews the experience of the authors in using IONM for planned total thyroidectomy after LOS on the first thyroid lobe. The aims were to estimate the incidence of LOS on the first side of resection and to compare intraoperative strategies applied after this event...
August 2018: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
Ottavio Cavicchi, Luca Burgio, Eleonora Cioccoloni, Ottavio Piccin, Giovanni Macrì, Patrizia Schiavon, Gianlorenzo Dionigi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the reliability of intermittent intraoperative neuromonitoring (I-IONM) through recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) stimulation and laryngeal palpation in predicting postoperative vocal cord palsy and to examine the reliability of this technique in providing useful information in the decision to perform a staged surgery in initially planned total thyroidectomy. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent thyroid surgery at the ENT Department of the University of Bologna from January 2014 to June 2017...
December 2018: Endocrine
Catherine F Sinclair, Maria J Téllez, Sedat Ulkatan
BACKGROUND: Continuous vagal intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) currently requires placement of a vagal nerve electrode. Herein, we present data from 100 patients (134 nerves-at-risk) monitored continuously during neck endocrine surgeries using a noninvasive, new methodology that solely utilizes endotracheal tube electrodes to simultaneously stimulate laryngeal mucosa and record a laryngeal adductor reflex continuous IONM (LAR-C-IONM) response. METHODS: The laryngeal adductor reflex (LAR) was elicited by electrical laryngeal mucosal stimulation on the side contralateral to the operative field using endotracheal tube electrodes...
August 18, 2018: Head & Neck
Jefferson Walter Daniel, Ricardo Vieira Botelho, Jerônimo Buzetti Milano, Fernando Rolemberg Dantas, Franz Jooji Onishi, Eloy Rusafa Neto, Eduardo de Freitas Bertolini, Marcelo Antonio Duva Borgheresi, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic literature review was to evaluate if intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) can prevent neurological injury during spinal operative surgical procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: IONM seems to have presumable positive effects in identifying neurological deficits. However, the role of IONM in the decrease of new neurological deficits remains unclear...
August 2018: Spine
Sanghyun Han, Yong Chul Kwon, Sung-Min Kim, Seung-Jae Hyun, Tae-Ahn Jahng, Ki-Jeong Kim, Hyun-Jib Kim, Ho Yong Choi, Young-Seop Park, Kyung Seok Park
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the risk factors affecting intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) changes, when such changes take place, and clinical outcomes associated with IONM change during cervical open door laminoplasty (COL) for cervical compressive myelopathy. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 79 patients who underwent COL with IONM recording were studied. Changes in motor evoked potentials or somatosensory evoked potentials over an alarm criterion were defined as IONM change...
November 2018: World Neurosurgery
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