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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134042/direct-nerve-sutures-in-extended-upper-obstetric-brachial-plexus-repair
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J Bahm, A Gkotsi, S Bouslama, W El-Kazzi, F Schuind
Background  In rare, selected cases of severe (extended) upper obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), after supraclavicular exposure and distal mobilization of the traumatized trunks and careful neuroma excision, we decided to perform direct nerve coaptation with tolerable tension and immobilized the affected arm positioned in adduction and 90-degree elbow flexion for three weeks. Objectives  We present our surgical technique and preliminary results in a prospective open patient series, including 22 patients (14 right and 8 left side affected) between 2009 and 2016, operated at a mean age of 8...
January 2017: Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092081/novel-findings-in-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-a-study-of-corpus-callosum-volumetry-and-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-sensorimotor-network
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Kishore Kislay, Bhagavatula Indira Devi, Dhananjaya Ishwar Bhat, Dhaval Prem Shukla, Arun Kumar Gupta, Rajanikant Panda
BACKGROUND: The response of the brain to obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) is not clearly understood. We propose that even a peripheral insult at the developmental stage may result in changes in the volume of white matter of the brain, which we studied using corpus callosum volumetry and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) of sensorimotor network. OBJECTIVE: To study the central neural effects in OBPP. METHODS: We performed an MRI study on a cohort of 14 children who had OBPP and 14 healthy controls...
October 28, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062825/relationship-of-age-and-type-of-obstetric-brachial-plexus-paralysis-in-forearm-pronosupination
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Yussef Ali Abdouni, Gabriel Faria Checoli, Valdênia das Graças Nascimento, Antonio Carlos da Costa, Ivan Chakkour, Patricia Maria de Moraes Barros Fucs
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the arc of forearm pronosupination of patients with sequelae of birth paralysis and correlate with these variables. METHODS: 32 children aged between 4 and 14 years with total or partial lesions of the brachial plexus were evaluated; measurements of pronation and supination, active and passive, were made, both on the injured side and the unaffected side. RESULTS: A statistically significant difference was observed between the injured side and the normal side, but there was no difference between the groups regarding age or type of injury...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016426/the-epidemiology-of-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy-in-the-united-states-declining-incidence-and-evolving-risk-factors
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Christopher J DeFrancesco, Divya K Shah, Benjamin H Rogers, Apurva S Shah
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) in the United States may be changing over time due to population-level changes in obstetric care. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database from 1997 to 2012 was analyzed. Annual estimates of BPBP incidence and disease determinant distribution were calculated for the general population and the study population with BPBP. Long-term trends were analyzed. A multivariate logistic regression model was used to quantify the risk associated with each determinant...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989239/scarring-of-the-c8-t1-roots-with-partial-avulsion-in-situ-in-total-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Amel A F El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: Primary exploration of the brachial plexus in infants with obstetric palsy may reveal scarring of the lower roots with evidence of partial avulsion-in-situ. As we have been treating this lesion by neurolysis only, we aimed to investigate the recovery of hand function following such approach. METHODS: A series of 14 cases of total obstetric palsy with with evidence of partial avulsion-in-situ of the lower roots were included. All lesions were treated by neurolysis only (with no neurotization of the lower roots)...
2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950736/effects-of-early-nerve-repair-on-experimental-brachial-plexus-injury-in-neonatal-rats
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Gráinne Bourke, Aleksandra M McGrath, Mikael Wiberg, Lev N Novikov
Obstetrical brachial plexus injury refers to injury observed at the time of delivery, which may lead to major functional impairment in the upper limb. In this study, the neuroprotective effect of early nerve repair following complete brachial plexus injury in neonatal rats was examined. Brachial plexus injury induced 90% loss of spinal motoneurons and 70% decrease in biceps muscle weight at 28 days after injury. Retrograde degeneration in spinal cord was associated with decreased density of dendritic branches and presynaptic boutons and increased density of astrocytes and macrophages/microglial cells...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905356/impact-of-shoulder-dystocia-stratified-by-type-of-manoeuvre-on-severe-neonatal-outcome-and-maternal-morbidity
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Flurina Michelotti, Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Shoulder dystocia is an uncommon and unpredictable obstetric emergency. It is associated with significant neonatal, maternal and medico-legal consequences. AIM: To ascertain the impact shoulder dystocia has on severe neonatal and maternal outcomes specific to the type of manoeuvre. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 48 021 term singleton vaginal deliveries the Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane between 2007 and 2015...
September 14, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888512/caring-for-a-child-with-an-obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury-a-metaphor-analysis
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Cheryl Tatano Beck
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the metaphors used by mothers to describe their experiences caring for their children with obstetric brachial plexus injuries. DESIGN AND METHODS: A secondary qualitative data analysis was conducted from the primary data set of a phenomenological study of mothers' experiences caring for their children with obstetric brachial plexus injuries. The type of secondary qualitative data analysis approach used was analytic expansion...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844723/cocontraction-measured-with-short-range-stiffness-was-higher-in-obstetric-brachial-plexus-lesions-patients-compared-to-healthy-subjects
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Galia V Anguelova, Erwin de Vlugt, Alistair N Vardy, Erik W van Zwet, J Gert van Dijk, Martijn J A Malessy, Jurriaan H de Groot
We suggest short range stiffness (SRS) at the elbow joint as an alternative diagnostic for EMG to assess cocontraction. Elbow SRS is compared between obstetric brachial plexus lesion (OBPL) patients and healthy subjects (cross-sectional study design). Seven controls (median 28years) and five patients (median 31years) isometrically flexed and extended the elbow at rest and three additional torques [2.1,4.3,6.4Nm] while a fast stretch stimulus was applied. SRS was estimated in silico using a neuromechanical elbow model simulating the torque response from the imposed elbow angle...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798538/the-outcome-of-primary-brachial-plexus-reconstruction-in-extended-erb-s-obstetric-palsy-when-two-roots-are-available-for-intraplexus-neurotization
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Amel A F El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: The outcome of primary brachial plexus reconstruction in extended Erb's obstetric palsy with single root avulsion has not been specifically documented in the literature. METHODS: A series of 46 consecutive cases of extended Erb's obstetric palsy with single root avulsion was retrospectively reviewed. The upper and middle trunks were reconstructed with nerve grafts from the available two roots. No nerve transfers were used. The percentage of a satisfactory motor recovery was documented...
2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798537/the-outcome-of-primary-brachial-plexus-reconstruction-in-extended-erb-s-obstetric-palsy-when-only-one-root-is-available-for-intraplexus-neurotization
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Amel Ahmed F El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: A recent review by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand showed no studies comparing the results of nerve grafting to distal nerve transfer for primary reconstruction of the brachial plexus in infants with obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBBP). The aim of this retrospective study is to compare two surgical reconstructive strategies in primary reconstruction of the brachial plexus in extended Erb's obstetric palsy with double root avulsion: one with and one without distal nerve transfer for elbow flexion...
2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783492/shoulder-muscle-atrophy-and-its-relation-to-strength-loss-in-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Christelle Pons, Frances T Sheehan, Hyun Soo Im, Sylvain Brochard, Katharine E Alter
BACKGROUND: Treatment/prevention of shoulder muscle strength imbalances are major therapeutic goals for children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. The study aims were to characterize muscle atrophy in children/adolescents with unilateral obstetrical brachial plexus palsy, to quantify the agonist-antagonist muscle volume balance and the association between muscle volume and strength. METHODS: Eight boys and four girls (age=12.1, standard deviation=3.3) participated in this case-control study...
October 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719548/forearm-pronation-osteotomy-for-supination-contracture-secondary-to-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Aharon Z Gladstein, Brant Sachleben, Emily S Ho, Alison Anthony, Howard M Clarke, Sevan Hopyan
BACKGROUND: Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy can lead to fixed forearm supination contracture. Fixed supination may lead to functional deficits as the affected hand cannot be positioned optimally for activities on a desk such as writing and typing, or for using tools including utensils, which require a neutral or pronated forearm. Forearm pronation osteotomy has been used to address this problem, although the functional benefit over nonoperative management has not been clearly defined...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711374/the-components-of-shoulder-and-elbow-movements-as-goals-of-primary-reconstructive-operation-in-obstetric-brachial-plexus-lesions
#14
Jerzy Luszawski, Wiesław Marcol, Marek Mandera
Most of the cases of obstetric brachial plexus lesions (OBPL) show satisfactory improvement with conservative management, but in about 25% some surgical treatment is indicated. The present paper analyzes the effects of primary reconstructive surgeries in aspect of achieving delineated intraoperatively goals. Children operated before the age of 18 months with follow-up period longer than 1 year were selected. Therapeutic goals established during the operation were identified by analysis of initial clinical status and operative protocols...
June 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709767/obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy
#15
Patricia O'Berry, Mackenzie Brown, Leslie Phillips, Sarah Helen Evans
Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system and occurs in as many as 0.4% of infants born. It is associated with shoulder dystocia, use of mechanical extraction, and macrosomia; it occurs more frequently in infants born by vaginal delivery. The unilateral injury to the brachial plexus complex occurs during the delivery phase as lateral traction is applied to the head to permit shoulder clearance. The infant typically presents in the delivery room with decreased active movements of the affected arm and asymmetrical primitive reflex responses...
July 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674717/obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury-knowledge-among-health-care-providers-in-saudi-arabia
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Rakan S Al-Essa, Rakan M Al-Khilaiwi, Ali A Al-Qahtani, Abdullah M Al-Thunayan, Mohammad M Al-Qattan
To assess the basic knowledge on obstetric brachial plexus injury among obstetricians, pediatricians, and physio-/occupational therapists in major hospitals in Riyadh.  We aimed to identify if inadequate knowledge is the reason behind delayed referrals to the Hand Clinic. Methods: This is a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study  conducted at 5 major hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between June 2015 and August 2015.  A questionnaire of 6 questions (multiple choice closed-ended questions) was given to obstetricians, pediatricians, and  physio-/occupational therapists' in these selected hospitals...
July 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650063/-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-incidence-monitoring-of-progress-and-prognostic-factors
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G Vaquero, A Ramos, J C Martinez, P Valero, N Nunez-Enamorado, R Simon-De Las Heras, A Camacho-Salas
INTRODUCTION: Obstetric brachial plexus palsy is related with shoulder dystocia, and its main risk factor is macrosomia. Its incidence is estimated to be between 0.1 and 6.3 cases per 1,000 live newborn infants. Most cases are resolved but can give rise to permanent functional deficiency, which means that there is an interest to identify possible prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a descriptive study of newborn infants with obstetric brachial plexus palsy born in our hospital between the years 2011 and 2015...
July 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627963/the-natural-history-of-recovery-of-elbow-flexion-after-obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury-managed-without-nerve-repair
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T E J Hems, T Savaridas, D A Sherlock
In this study, we report the outcome for spontaneous recovery of elbow flexion in obstetric brachial plexus injury managed without nerve reconstruction. Excluding those with transient paralysis, our records revealed 152 children with obstetric brachial plexus injury born before our unit routinely offered brachial plexus reconstruction. Five had had nerve repairs. Of the remainder, only one patient had insufficient flexion to reach their mouth. Elbow flexion started to recover clinically at a mean age of 4 months for Narakas Group 1, 6 months for Group 2, 8 months for Group 3 and 12 months for Group 4...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609352/comparing-the-efficacy-of-triple-nerve-transfers-with-nerve-graft-reconstruction-in-upper-trunk-obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Kathleen M O'Grady, Hollie A Power, Jaret L Olson, Michael J Morhart, A Robertson Harrop, M Joe Watt, K Ming Chan
BACKGROUND: Upper trunk obstetric brachial plexus injury can cause profound shoulder and elbow dysfunction. Although neuroma excision with interpositional sural nerve grafting is the current gold standard, distal nerve transfers have a number of potential advantages. The goal of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes and health care costs between nerve grafting and distal nerve transfers in children with upper trunk obstetric brachial plexus injury. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, children who underwent triple nerve transfers were followed with the Active Movement Scale for 2 years...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596982/evidence-of-the-effectiveness-of-primary-brachial-plexus-surgery-in-infants-with-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-revisited
#20
Amel A F El-Sayed
A recent systematic review questioned the effectiveness of primary surgery in infants with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. At our center, the indication for primary surgery in infants with upper Erb's obstetric palsy is the lack of active elbow flexion at age 4 months. The current study compares the outcome of motor recovery in 2 groups of infants with upper Erb's palsy: one group (n = 9) treated surgically between age 4 and 5 months, and another group (n = 9) treated conservatively despite the lack of active elbow flexion at age 4 months...
January 2017: Child neurology open
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