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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099278/recurrent-median-nerve-injury-in-a-weight-lifter
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Michael A Worobel, Bobby Alexander, Mark Hirsch, Vu Nguyen
Recurrent median neuropathy is an uncommon injury that can be commonly mistaken for other pathological causes. It is important to be aware of the potential causes and symptoms of injury as delay in diagnosis can lead to permanent decrease in hand function and disability. This case is a description of a 33-year-old male patient who previously presented with radicular symptoms and had complete resolution of his pain after a C7 selective nerve root block. Several months after presentation, he developed significant thenar atrophy, localized pain, and weakness associated with weight lifting activities...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033159/effect-of-perineural-dexamethasone-on-the-duration-of-single-injection-saphenous-nerve-block-for-analgesia-after-major-ankle-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Siska Bjørn, Frank Linde, Kristian K Nielsen, Jens Børglum, Rasmus Wulff Hauritz, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients undergoing major elective ankle surgery often experience pain from the saphenous nerve territory persisting beyond the duration of a single-injection saphenous nerve block. We hypothesized that perineural dexamethasone as an adjuvant for the saphenous nerve block prolongs the duration of analgesia and postpones as well as reduces opioid-requiring pain. METHODS: Forty patients were included in this prospective, randomized, controlled study...
December 29, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027249/neurectomy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-postoperative-pain-after-surgery-of-the-trunk
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Purushottam Nagarkar, Smita Ramanadham, Khalil Chamseddin, Avneesh Chhabra, Shai M Rozen
BACKGROUND: Incidence of chronic postoperative neurogenic pain after open and laparoscopic trunk operations is reported between 1 and 20 percent, rendering a large population in the United States and worldwide. One possible treatment is selective surgical neurectomy. METHODS: All patients who underwent neurectomy for chronic trunk or groin postoperative neurogenic pain were identified. Based on individual history and examination, patients underwent neurectomies of the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, genitofemoral, lateral-femoral cutaneous, or intercostal nerves...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024664/long-term-use-of-opioids-in-210-officially-registered-patients-with-chronic-noncancer-pain-in-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tso-Chou Lin, Luo-Ping Ger, Joseph V Pergolizzi, Robert B Raffa, Ju-O Wang, Shung-Tai Ho
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Prescribing opioids for chronic noncancer pain has been strictly regulated for two decades in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to survey the patients' perspectives and potential drawbacks following long-term use of opioids. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional survey using the Taiwanese version of Brief Pain Inventory was conducted among outpatients with chronic noncancer pain registered by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration. Patients were also asked about their sexual behavior, depression, opioid misuse behaviors, and use of complementary and alternative medicine...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018749/focused-training-for-humanitarian-responders-in-regional-anesthesia-techniques-for-a-planned-randomized-controlled-trial-in-a-disaster-setting
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Adam R Aluisio, Carrei Teicher, Tess Wiskel, Allysia Guy, Adam Levine
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity trauma during earthquakes accounts for the largest burden of geophysical disaster-related injuries. Insufficient pain management is common in disaster settings, and regional anesthesia (RA) has the potential to reduce pain in injured patients beyond current standards. To date, no prospective research has evaluated the use of RA in a disaster setting. This cross-sectional study assesses knowledge translation and skill acquisition outcomes for lower extremity RA performed with and without ultrasound guidance among a cohort of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) volunteers who will function as proceduralists in a planned randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of RA for pain management in an earthquake setting...
November 16, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009637/novel-needle-guide-reduces-time-to-perform-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-catheter-placement-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Alparslan Turan, Rovnat Babazade, Hesham Elsharkawy, Wael Ali Sakr Esa, Kamal Maheshwari, Ehab Farag, Nicole M Zimmerman, Loran Mounir Soliman, Daniel I Sessler
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks have become the standard when performing regional nerve blocks in anaesthesia. Infiniti Plus (CIVCO Medical Solutions, Kalona, Iowa, USA) is a needle guide that has been recently developed to help clinicians in performing ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. OBJECTIVES: We tested the hypothesis that femoral nerve catheter placement carried out with the Infiniti Plus needle guide will be quicker to perform than without the Infiniti Plus...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006835/cramp-fasciculation-syndrome-associated-with-monofocal-motor-neuropathy
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Nicolas J Dubuisson, Vincent Van Pesch, Peter Y K Van den Bergh
INTRODUCTION: Cramp-fasciculation syndrome (CFS) is a peripheral nerve hyperexcitability disorder (PNH), which could be caused by inflammatory neuropathy. CASE REPORT: We describe a 51-year-old woman who presented with a 4-5 year history of fasciculations and painful cramping of the right thenar eminence. Electrophysiological studies showed motor conduction block in the right median nerve between the axilla and the elbow with fasciculation potentials and cramp discharges on EMG in the right abductor pollicis brevis muscle...
December 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999499/perineural-liposomal-bupivacaine-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-patients-undergoing-upper-extremity-orthopedic-surgery-a-prospective-and-randomized-pilot-study
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José R Soberón, William Ericson-Neilsen, Leslie E Sisco-Wise, Mariella Gastañaduy, David E Beck
BACKGROUND: Upper extremity surgery is commonly performed in the ambulatory setting and is associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain. METHODS: Patients scheduled for upper extremity orthopedic surgery with a peripheral nerve block were randomized to receive either an ultrasound-guided single-injection supraclavicular block or ultrasound-guided median, ulnar, and radial nerve blocks (forearm blocks) performed at the level of the mid to proximal forearm with liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) combined with a short-acting supraclavicular block...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989968/superior-cluneal-nerve-entrapment-neuropathy-and-gluteus-medius-muscle-pain-their-effect-on-very-old-patients-with-low-back-pain
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Rinko Kokubo, Kyongsong Kim, Toyohiko Isu, Daijiro Morimoto, Naotaka Iwamoto, Shiro Kobayashi, Akio Morita
OBJECTIVE: In the very elderly, their general condition and poor compliance with drug regimens can render the treatment of low back pain (LBP) difficult. We report the effectiveness of a less invasive treatment for intractable LBP from superior cluneal nerve entrapment neuropathy (SCN-EN) and gluteus medius muscle (GMeM) pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2013 and March 2015, we treated 17 consecutive elders with LBP and buttock- and leg pain (BuP, LP). They were 4 men and 13 women ranging in age from 85 to 91 years (mean 86...
October 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979334/quantification-of-weakness-caused-by-distal-median-nerve-lesion-by-dynamometry
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Nikolaus Johannes Wachter, Martin Mentzel, Raphaela Hütz, Gert D Krischak, Joachim Gülke
INTRODUCTION: In the assessment of hand and upper limb function, grip strength is of major importance. Use of the JAMAR dynamometer has been an accepted test of grip strength and routinely part of the physical examination. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to determine by means of a median nerve block simulating a patient group if the measurement of different types of grip force can improve the quantification of impairment of the hand beyond the sole power grip measurements...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956678/trainee-anaesthetist-diagnosis-of-intraneural-injection-a-study-comparing-b-mode-ultrasound-with-the-fusion-of-b-mode-and-elastography-in-the-soft-embalmed-thiel-cadaver-model
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S Munirama, K Zealley, A Schwab, M Columb, G A Corner, R Eisma, G A McLeod
BACKGROUND: The incidence of intraneural injection during trainee anaesthetist ultrasound guided nerve block varies between 16% in experts and up to 35% in trainees. We hypothesized that elastography, an ultrasound-based technology that presents colour images of tissue strain, had the potential to improve trainee diagnosis of intraneural injection during UGRA, when integrated with B-Mode ultrasound onto a single image. METHODS: We recorded 40 median nerve blocks randomly allocated to 0...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920573/femoral-nerve-blockade-using-various-concentrations-of-local-anesthetic-for-knee-arthroscopy-in-the-pediatric-population
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Giorgio Veneziano, Jennifer Tripi, Dmitry Tumin, Mumin Hakim, David Martin, Ralph Beltran, Kevin Klingele, Tarun Bhalla, Joseph D Tobias
BACKGROUND: Femoral nerve blockade (FNB) provides effective postoperative analgesia in children undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery as evidenced by their opioid-sparing effects and decreased postoperative pain scores. Increasing the local anesthetic concentration in peripheral nerve blockade for adults undergoing orthopedic surgery has been shown to be beneficial, increasing block success rate, and providing a longer duration of analgesia. The effect of increasing the concentration of local anesthetic in extremity blocks in children remains largely unexplored...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904260/sonographic-identification-of-peripheral-nerves-in-the-forearm
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Saundra A Jackson, Charlotte Derr, Anthony De Lucia, Marvin Harris, Zuheily Closser, Branko Miladinovic, Rahul Mhaskar, Theresa Jorgensen, Lori Green
BACKGROUND: With the growing utilization of ultrasonography in emergency medicine combined with the concern over adequate pain management in the emergency department (ED), ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blockade in ED is an area of increasing interest. The medical literature has multiple reports supporting the use of ultrasound guidance in peripheral nerve blocks. However, to perform a peripheral nerve block, one must first be able to reliably identify the specific nerve before the procedure...
October 2016: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903192/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-idiopathic-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-an-international-multicenter-study
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Hideyuki Kano, Dusan Urgosik, Roman Liscak, Bruce E Pollock, Or Cohen-Inbar, Jason P Sheehan, Mayur Sharma, Danilo Silva, Gene H Barnett, David Mathieu, Nathaniel D Sisterson, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) when used for patients with intractable idiopathic glossopharyngeal neuralgia. METHODS Six participating centers of the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation identified 22 patients who underwent SRS for intractable glossopharyngeal neuralgia between 1998 and 2015. The median patient age was 60 years (range 34-83 years). The median duration of symptoms before SRS was 46 months (range 1-240 months)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900771/laparoscopic-guided-psoas-blockade-as-a-novel-analgesic-method-during-inguinal-herniorrhaphy-a-clinical-trial
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T F Tammam, A F Salama
BACKGROUND: Under laparoscopic guidance, block of ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerves can be possible with anesthetic injection in the plane between psoas major and the fasciae covering its anterior aspects [laparoscopic-assisted psoas (LAP) blockade]. This observer-blinded trial aimed to compare the opioid-sparing effect of LAP block with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block after laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy. METHODS: Forty-five male patients were randomly assigned to receive LAP block, group LAP (n = 23), or ultrasound-guided TAP block, group TAP (n = 22)...
February 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897312/the-feasibility-of-micro-ultrasound-as-a-tool-to-image-peripheral-nerves
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A Chandra, R Eisma, P Felts, S Munirama, G A Corner, C E M Demore, G McLeod
Despite widespread use of ultrasound imaging to guide needle placement, the incidence of transient and permanent nerve damage as a complication of regional anaesthesia has not changed over the last decade. In view of the controversy surrounding intraneural injection there is a need to understand the structural changes caused by subepineural and subperineural needle penetration. Clinical ultrasound machines do not provide adequate anatomical resolution, and anaesthetists have difficulty judging the precise location of the needle tip relative to the epineurium...
November 29, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860187/autophagy-activated-by-tuberin-mtor-p70s6k-suppression-is-a-protective-mechanism-against-local-anaesthetics-neurotoxicity
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Jingwei Xiong, Qiuyue Kong, Leyang Dai, He Ma, Xiaofei Cao, Li Liu, Zhengnian Ding
The local anaesthetics (LAs) are widely used for peripheral nerve blocks, epidural anaesthesia, spinal anaesthesia and pain management. However, exposure to LAs for long duration or at high dosage can provoke potential neuronal damages. Autophagy is an intracellular bulk degradation process for proteins and organelles. However, both the effects of LAs on autophagy in neuronal cells and the effects of autophagy on LAs neurotoxicity are not clear. To answer these questions, both lipid LAs (procaine and tetracaine) and amide LAs (bupivacaine, lidocaine and ropivacaine) were administrated to human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815105/buffered-versus-non-buffered-lidocaine-with-epinephrine-for-mandibular-nerve-block-clinical-outcomes
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James A Phero, Blake Nelson, Bobby Davis, Natalie Dunlop, Ceib Phillips, Glenn Reside, Andrew P Tikunov, Raymond P White
PURPOSE: Outcomes for peak blood levels were assessed for buffered 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine compared with non-buffered 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved prospective, randomized, double-blinded, crossover trial, the clinical impact of buffered 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine (Anutra Medical, Research Triangle Park, Cary, NC) was compared with the non-buffered drug. Venous blood samples for lidocaine were obtained 30 minutes after a mandibular nerve block with 80 mg of the buffered or unbuffered drug...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799178/does-dexamethasone-have-a-perineural-mechanism-of-action-a-paired-blinded-randomized-controlled-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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P Jæger, U Grevstad, Z J Koscielniak-Nielsen, A R Sauter, J K Sørensen, J B Dahl
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone prolongs block duration. Whether this is achieved via a peripheral or a central mechanism of action is unknown. We hypothesized that perineural dexamethasone added as an adjuvant to ropivacaine prolongs block duration compared with ropivacaine alone, by a locally mediated effect when controlled for a systemic action. METHODS: We performed a paired, blinded, randomized trial, including healthy men. All subjects received bilateral blocks of the saphenous nerve with ropivacaine 0...
November 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798452/double-injection-technique-assisted-by-a-nerve-stimulator-for-ultrasound-guided-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-results-in-better-distal-sensory-motor-block-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Quehua Luo, Weifeng Yao, HaiHua Shu, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy of a nerve stimulator when used with ultrasound-guided double injection in supraclavicular brachial plexus block. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesised that targeting the inferior trunk of the plexus guided by a nerve stimulator would obtain a higher success rate of ulnar nerve blockade than the traditional double-injection technique. DESIGN: A blinded randomised controlled study. SETTING: Conducted at the University Hospital from October 2015 to January 2016...
October 27, 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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