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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647810/distal-nerve-transfer-versus-supraclavicular-nerve-grafting-comparison-of-elbow-flexion-outcome-in-neonatal-brachial-plexus-palsy-with-c5-c7-involvement
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Carlos O Heise, Mario G Siqueira, Roberto S Martins, Luciano H Foroni, Hugo Sterman-Neto
PURPOSE: Ulnar and median nerve transfers to arm muscles have been used to recover elbow flexion in infants with neonatal brachial plexus palsy, but there is no direct outcome comparison with the classical supraclavicular nerve grafting approach. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with C5-C7 neonatal brachial plexus palsy submitted to nerve surgery and recorded elbow flexion recovery using the active movement scale (0-7) at 12 and 24 months after surgery...
June 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647663/management-of-residual-tumor-after-limited-subtotal-resection-of-large-vestibular-schwannomas-lessons-learned-and-a-rationale-for-specialized-care
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William R Copeland, Matthew L Carlson, Brian A Neff, Colin L W Driscoll, Michael J Link
BACKGROUND: In an era where subtotal resection (STR) is increasingly utilized, we have encountered a growing number of patients referred to our institution with limited resection of large vestibular schwannomas (VS), at times associated with grave complications. OBJECTIVE: We highlight lessons learned in the management of large VS and provide a rationale for specialized care. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of over 2,000 patients with VS evaluated at our institution between 2000 and 2016 was reviewed...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647139/impact-of-raised-serum-cobalt-levels-from-recalled-articular-surface-replacement-hip-prostheses-on-the-visual-pathway
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Timothy Unsworth-Smith, Jane C Khan, Riaz J K Khan, Enid Chelva, Caroline Ann Lim, Samantha Haebich, Michelle L Trevenen
BACKGROUND: The articular surface replacement (ASR) was recalled in 2010 because of higher than expected revision rates. Patients reported symptoms of neurologic dysfunction including poor vision. This cohort study, using objective measurements, aimed to establish whether a higher incidence of visual function defects exists in ASR patients. METHODS: Thirty-three ASR patients and 33 non-ASR controls (control 1) were recruited. Data were compared with normative population data from the visual electrophysiology database (control 2)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646334/extent-of-mediastinal-lymphadenectomy-and-survival-in-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Seong Yong Park, Dae Joon Kim, Taeil Son, Yong Chan Lee, Chang Young Lee, Jin Gu Lee, Kyung Young Chung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the utility of total mediastinal lymphadenectomy (ML) in superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: The medical records of 129 patients who underwent esophagectomy and lymph node dissection for pathologically confirmed pT1 ESCC between July 2006 and December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Limited ML, such as traditional 2-field or transhiatal esophagectomy, was performed in 42 patients (group 1), and total ML, including the bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve nodes, was performed in 87 patients (group 2)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645802/comparative-effects-of-long-and-short-acting-loop-diuretics-on-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Shu Kasama, Takuji Toyama, Masahiko Kurabayashi
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that the long-acting loop diuretic azosemide improves cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (CSNA) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), compared with short-acting furosemide. However, its influence on mortality has not been determined. METHODS: The present study was a further analysis of our previously published study in which azosemide showed improved (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphic findings compared with furosemide in CHF patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645182/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brainstem-arteriovenous-malformations-a-multicenter-study
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Or Cohen-Inbar, Robert M Starke, Cheng-Chia Lee, Hideyuki Kano, Paul Huang, Douglas Kondziolka, Inga S Grills, Danilo Silva, Mohmoud Abbassy, Symeon Missios, Gene H Barnett, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: The management of brainstem arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) is a formidable challenge. bAVMs harbor higher morbidity and mortality compared to other locations. OBJECTIVE: To review the outcomes following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) of bAVMs in a multicenter study. METHODS: Six medical centers contributed data from 205 patients through the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation. Median age was 32 yr (6-81). Median nidus volume was 1...
June 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643877/cerebral-haemodynamic-response-to-somatosensory-stimulation-in-neonatal-lambs
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Shinji Nakamura, David W Walker, Flora Y Wong
The neurovascular coupling response has been defined for the adult brain but in the neonate non-invasive measurement of local cerebral perfusion using NIRS or BOLD fMRI have yielded variable and inconsistent results, including negative responses suggesting decreased perfusion and localised tissue tissue hypoxia. Also, the impact of permissive hypercapnia (Pa CO2  > 50 mmHg) in the management of neonates on cerebrovascular responses to somatosensory input is unknown. Using NIRS to measure changes in cerebral oxy- and deoxy-haemoglobin (ΔoxyHb, ΔdeoxyHb) in 8 anaesthetised newborn lambs, we studied the cerebral haemodynamic functional response to left median nerve stimulation using stimulus trains of 1...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642060/microsurgically-assisted-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-simultaneous-male-fertility-procedures-rationale-technique-and-outcomes
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Michael L Schulster, Matthew R Cohn, Bobby B Najari, Marc Goldstein
PURPOSE: Inguinal herniorrhaphy is the most common general surgical procedure. It is associated with frequent complications such as recurrence (1.9% with mesh), post-operative hematoma (4.5%), reduced sensation (0 - 42.8%), chronic post-operative pain (5.1%), vasal injury (0.1 - 0.53%) and infection (3 - 6%)(1-5). Drawing on our experience utilizing the operating microscope for varicocelectomy, vasectomy reversal and repair of iatrogenic vasal obstruction from hernia repair, we employed it for inguinal hernia repair...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640860/the-path-to-specialist-multidisciplinary-care-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-population-based-study-of-consultations-interventions-and-costs
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Miriam Galvin, Padhraig Ryan, Sinead Maguire, Mark Heverin, Caoifa Madden, Alice Vajda, Charles Normand, Orla Hardiman
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurological condition that requires coordinated, multidisciplinary clinical management. ALS is prone to misdiagnosis as its signs and symptoms may be non-specific, which may prolong patients' journey to multidisciplinary ALS care. METHODS: Using chart review and national register data, we have detailed the journey of a national cohort of ALS patients (n = 155) from the time of first symptom to presentation at a multidisciplinary clinic (MDC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640089/functional-outcomes-of-gartland-iii-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-with-early-neurovascular-complications-in-children-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Sung Il Wang, Tae Young Kwon, Hong Pil Hwang, Jung Ryul Kim
This was a retrospective observational study. The aim of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes in children treated for Gartland III supracondylar humerus (SCH) fracture with neurovascular (NV) injuries using validated outcome measures. A secondary goal was to determine whether clinical parameters such as age at injury, sex, weight, fracture site, and/or direction of displacement could predict NV injury at the time of fracture or long-term functional outcomes in these patients.One hundred fifty-four patients of Gartland III SCH fractures between March 2004 and May 2013 were studied retrospectively...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639345/acute-flaccid-myelitis-in-childhood-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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E W Andersen, A J Kornberg, J L Freeman, R J Leventer, M M Ryan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clusters of acute limb weakness in paediatric patients have been linked to outbreaks of non-polio enteroviruses, termed acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Outside these clusters, in countries where polio is not endemic, this poliomyelitic-like illness is rare in childhood and its natural history is not well defined. We describe presenting features, investigation findings and long-term outcome of a series of children with AFM. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637939/surgery-of-thymic-tumor-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
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Masahiro Yanagiya, Jun Matsumoto, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Yoshio Suzuki, Hajime Horiuchi
Because a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital malformation in the thoracic venous system, surgery of the thymus in such patients has rarely been reported. We herein present a case involving a 68-year-old woman who was treated for a thymic tumor adhering to a PLSVC. She underwent complete resection of the thymic tumor through median sternotomy with left-sided video-assisted thoracic surgery. Although the tumor was close to the left phrenic nerve, this nerve was safely preserved. The pathological diagnosis was mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the thymus...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635234/-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-a-retrospective-study-of-140-cases
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Z N Yuan, L B Xu, Z G Zhao, S F Xu, X X Zhang, T Liu, S G Zhang, S J Yu
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological features and prognosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of MPNST patients who were treated at Cancer Institute & Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science from January 1999 to January 2016. A total of 140 patients with 66 male and 74 female with MPNST were enrolled in the study. The median age was 40 at the time of diagnosis. Survival analysis were estimated by Kaplan-Meier method and Log rank test...
June 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635099/effects-of-electronic-device-overuse-by-university-students-in-relation-to-clinical-status-and-anatomical-variations-of-the-median-nerve-and-transverse-carpal-ligament
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Eugenia Hoi Chi Woo, Peter White, Christopher Wai Keung Lai
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the results of a questionnaire, provocative tests, and ultrasonographic measurements of carpal tunnel morphological parameters in intensive and nonintensive electronic device users. METHODS: Forty-eight university students (equal numbers of intensive and nonintensive users, ≥5 h/day and <5 h/day of electronic device usage, respectively) were randomly selected after questionnaire responses were received and evaluated clinically and by ultrasonography...
June 21, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634858/distal-pain-and-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-diagnosis-among-cashiers-a-longitudinal-study
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Roberto Meroni, Paola Alberti, Paola Boria, Simone Giordano, Guido Cavaletti
OBJECTIVE: To estimate in a longitudinal study the yearly incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in a cohort of women working as cashiers. METHOD: A total of 198 cashiers, belonging to a cohort investigated in 2011-2012 for arm pain, were screened for re-assessment in 2015 (at least 40 months from the first examination), and 156 women had complete demographic, personal and working data allowing to be included in this study. On the basis of self- and clinician-administered questionnaires investigating the presence of CTS, all symptomatic patients underwent clinical and neurophysiological [nerve conduction studies (NCS) of median and ulnar nerves] assessments...
June 20, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628532/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-carpal-tunnel-release-a-cadaveric-study
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Robert Burnham, Larry Playfair, Eldon Loh, Shannon Roberts, Anne Agur
OBJECTIVE: The looped thread carpal tunnel release (TCTR) procedure is a minimally invasive percutaneous technique performed under ultrasound (US) to transect the transverse carpal ligament in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Study objectives were to evaluate the accuracy of identifying key US landmarks, safety, effectiveness, and technical difficulty of TCTR. DESIGN: Fourteen lightly embalmed cadaveric distal forearm-hand specimens were subject to US identification of key landmarks, TCTR procedure, and post-TCTR dissection...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624567/results-of-operative-treatment-of-brachial-plexus-injury-resulting-from-shoulder-dislocation-a-study-with-a-long-term-follow-up
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Olga Gutkowska, Jacek Martynkiewicz, Sylwia Mizia, Michał Bąk, Jerzy Gosk
BACKGROUND: Injury to the infraclavicular brachial plexus is an uncommon but serious complication of shoulder dislocation. This work aims to determine the effectiveness of operative treatment in patients with this type of injury. METHODS: Thirty-three patients (26 males,7 females; mean age 45 years 3 months) treated operatively for brachial plexus injury resulting from shoulder dislocation between the years 2000-2013 were included in this retrospective case series...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622409/ultrasound-guided-hydrodissection-decreases-gliding-resistance-of-the-median-nerve-within-the-carpal-tunnel
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Stefanie Evers, Andrew R Thoreson, Jay Smith, Chunfeng Zhao, Jennifer R Geske, Peter C Amadio
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess alterations in median nerve biomechanics within the carpal tunnel resulting from ultrasound-guided hydrodissection in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Twelve fresh frozen human cadaver hands were used. Median nerve gliding resistance was measured at baseline and post-hydrodissection, by pulling the nerve proximally and then returning it to the origin. Six specimens were treated with hydrodissection, and 6 were used as controls...
June 16, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621622/glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-treated-by-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-safety-and-efficacy-through-long-term-follow-up
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Benjamin Pommier, Gustavo Touzet, Christian Lucas, Maximilien Vermandel, Serge Blond, Nicolas Reyns
OBJECTIVE Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is a rare and disabling condition. Just as for trigeminal neuralgia, Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is increasingly proposed as a therapeutic option for GPN. The purpose of this study was to assess long-term safety and efficacy of GKRS for this indication. METHODS From 2007 to 2015, 9 patients (4 male and 5 female) underwent a total of 10 GKRS procedures. All of the patients presented with GPN that was refractory to all medical treatment, and all had a long history of pain...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621464/differences-in-excitability-properties-between-mg-ta-and-apb-motor-axons
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Cliff S Klein, Chen Ning Zhao, Hui Liu, Ping Zhou
INTRODUCTION: Excitability properties of motor nerves to different muscles are different, but the explanation is uncertain. We characterized motor axon excitability properties to the medial gastrocnemius (MG) in 27 adults, and made comparisons with the peroneal nerve to the tibialis anterior (TA) and median nerve to the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) in 10 subjects. METHODS: Recordings of multiple excitability properties were made using threshold tracking, stimulating the nerves at the wrist or knee...
June 16, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
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