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Ulnar nerve block

Jacey L Janz Vernoski, Jack R Bjorkland, Talia J Kramer, Steven T Oczak, Alexandra L Borstad
Proprioception may be the least well measured of all contributors to the neural control of movement. New precise, reliable measures of proprioception are needed for clinical diagnosis of impairment, and to measure outcomes of proprioceptive training. The purpose of this simple, non-invasive method is to temporarily knockdown upper limb proprioception in healthy adults, to an extent that would be useful in the development and testing of upper limb proprioception measures. Knockdown models have two main advantages over studying humans with impaired proprioception: participant availability and the ability to control the extent of impairment across participants...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Shmuel Springer, Zvi Kozol, Zvi Reznic
The aim of this study was to test the effects of kilohertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC) surface stimulation applied to the ulnar nerve on force and myoelectrical activity of the abductor digiti minimi (ADM) muscle. Eighteen healthy volunteers (age: 27.6 ± 7.9 years; 10 males, 8 females) were included in the study. Each subject participated in one session during which a biphasic 7 kHz rectangular pulse was delivered above the medial epicondyle of the humerus to induce ulnar nerve blocking. ADM electromyographic (EMG) activity and contraction force were measured before (Pre), immediately after, and following 5 and 10 min post stimulation (post 1, post 2)...
March 8, 2018: Artificial Organs
D M Sakai, M Romano, C T Tseng, A Flanders, M Martin-Flores
This study compared measurements of neuromuscular function with mechanomyography (MMG) and acceleromyography (AMG) in nine anesthetized dogs receiving 0.1mg/kg vecuronium intravenously. Train-of-four (TOF) stimulation was applied to each ulnar nerve every 15s. The resulting amplitude of the first twitch (T1) and the TOF ratio were measured with both monitors. The baseline TOF ratio (prior to vecuronium), onset time (time of injection to T1<5%), recovery index (time between T1 values of 25% and 75%) and duration of neuromuscular block (injection to TOF 0...
March 2018: Veterinary Journal
Cun-Jin Wang, Ya-Li Ge, Ju Gao, Feng-Yun Long, Zhi-Hua Mi, Tian-Feng Huang, Xiang-Zhi Fang, Xiao-Ping Chen, Yu-Si Hua, Yang Zhang
Ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus blockade (IBPB) has a relatively high success rate in shoulder surgery; however, whether multiple injections are superior to a single injection (SI) is currently unknown. In the present study, ultrasound-guided SI and triple-injection (TI) IBPBs were compared in a prospective randomized trial. A total of 111 patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery and presenting with an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status grading of I-II were randomly allocated to receive IBPB with 15 ml of 1% ropivacaine as a SI or TI...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Alicia Skelding, Alexander Valverde, Melissa Sinclair, Jeffrey Thomason, Noel Moens
OBJECTIVES: To describe the ventral spinal nerve rami contribution to the formation of the brachial plexus (BP), and to compare ease of performing and nerve staining between three blind techniques for BP blockade in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blind study. ANIMALS: A total of 18 dog cadavers weighing 28.2 ± 9.7 kg (mean ± standard deviation). METHODS: Dogs were randomly assigned to two of three BP treatments: traditional approach (TA), perpendicular approach (PA), and axillary approach (AA)...
December 12, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
N J Wachter, M Mentzel, C Häderer, G D Krischak, J Gülke
Ulnar nerve injuries can cause deficient hand movement patterns. Their assessment is important for diagnosis and rehabilitation in hand surgery cases. The purpose of this study was to quantify the changes in temporal coordination of the finger joints during different power grips with an ulnar nerve block by means of a sensor glove. In 21 healthy subjects, the onset and end of the active flexion of the 14 finger joints when gripping objects of different diameters was recorded by a sensor glove. The measurement was repeated after an ulnar nerve block was applied in a standardized setting...
December 20, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Aysun Ertikin, Güldeniz Argun, Mesut Mısırlıoğlu, Murat Aydın, Murat Arıkan, Nihal Kadıoğulları
Objective: In this study, we aimed to compare axillary brachial plexus block using the two-injection and four-injection techniques assisted with ultrasonography (USG) and nerve stimulator in patients operated for carpal tunnel syndrome with articaine. To evaluate which technique is more effective, we compared the onset time, effectiveness, and duration of block procedures, patient satisfaction, adverse effect of the drug, and complication rates of the motor and sensory blocks. Methods: Sixty patients were randomly divided into two groups...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Ahmad Wali, Dureshahwar Kanwar, Safoora A Khan, Sara Khan
Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) and acute motor axonal neuropathy are the most common variants of Guillian-Barre syndrome documented in the Asian population. However, the variability of early neurophysiologic findings in the Asian population compared to western data has not been documented. Eighty-seven cases of AIDP were retrospectively reviewed for their demographic, clinical, electrophysiological, and laboratory data. Mean age of subjects was 31 ± 8 years with males more commonly affected...
December 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
Nikolaus Johannes Wachter, Martin Mentzel, Gert D Krischak, Joachim Gülke
STUDY DESIGN: A within-subject research design was used in this study. The difference of the range of motion (ROM) with and without ulnar nerve block was analyzed. INTRODUCTION: For the clinical evaluation of the functional effects of ulnar nerve palsy at the hand the relevance of clinical tests is in discussion. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to evaluate the predictive value of 2 clinical tests for a simulated ulnar nerve lesion by motion analysis with a sensor glove...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Weilian Geng, Yuyan Nie, Shaoqiang Huang
BACKGROUND: We aim to investigate whether intraoperative use of methylprednisolone could affect the duration of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade. METHODS: A double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted. A total of 136 patients underwent gynecologic laparoscopic surgery were randomly divided into 3 groups: pregroup, receiving intravenous injection of methylprednisolone (40 mg) 30 minutes before induction of anesthesia; postgroup, receiving intravenous injection of methylprednisolone (40 mg) immediately after induction of anesthesia and intubation; and control group, receiving intravenous injection of normal saline...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jung Ju Choi, Hyun Jeong Kwak, Wol Seon Jung, Seung Hyun Chung, Mi Geum Lee
BACKGROUND: The cluster approach for supraclavicular brachial plexus block (SC-BPB) can be easily performed but may result in asymmetric local anesthetic (LA) spread. The authors hypothesized that the use of a cluster approach in each of the 2 planes would achieve better 3-dimensional LA distribution than the traditional single cluster approach. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to compare a double injection (DI) in 2 planes (one injection in each plane) with the traditional single injection (SI) cluster approach for ultrasound-guided SC-BPB...
September 2017: Pain Physician
Peter Tang
In situ ulnar nerve release has been gaining popularity as a simple, effective, and low-morbidity procedure for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. One concern with the technique is how to manage the unstable ulnar nerve after release. It is unclear how much nerve subluxation will lead to problems and surprisingly there is no grading system to assess ulnar nerve instability. I propose such a grading system, as well as a new technique to stabilize the unstable ulnar nerve. The blocking flap technique consists of raising a rectangular flap off the flexor/pronator fascia and attaching it to the posterior subcutaneous flap so that it blocks the nerve from subluxation/dislocation...
December 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Asger M Andreasen, Karen E Linnet, Semera Asghar, Christian Rothe, Charlotte V Rosenstock, Kai H W Lange, Lars H Lundstrøm
PURPOSE: Increased distal skin temperature can be used to predict the success of lateral infraclavicular (LIC) block. We hypothesized that an "eyeball test" of specific infrared thermographic patterns after LIC block could be used to determine block success. METHODS: In this observational study, five observers trained in four distinct thermographic patterns independently evaluated thermographic images of the hands of 40 patients at baseline and at one-minute intervals for 30 min after a LIC block...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Omur Ozturk, Aysu Hayriye Tezcan, Ali Bilge, Hakan Ateş, Hatice Yagmurdur, Mesut Erbas
To investigate the topographic anatomy of the median, musculocutaneous, radial and ulnar nerves with respect to the axillary artery and to seek whether these configurations are associated with baseline descriptive data including age, gender, and body-mass index. This cross-sectional trial was carried out on 199 patients (85 women, 114 men; average age: 46.78 ± 15.45 years) in the department of anaesthesiology and reanimation of a tertiary care center. Topographic anatomy of the median, musculocutaneous, radial and ulnar nerves was assessed with ultrasonography...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Ping Yeap Loh, Wen Liang Yeoh, Hiroki Nakashima, Satoshi Muraki
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to investigate the effects of continuous typing on median nerve changes at the carpal tunnel region at two different keyboard slopes (0° and 20°). The secondary objective was to investigate the differences in wrist kinematics and the changes in wrist anthropometric measurements when typing at the two different keyboard slopes. METHODS: Fifteen healthy right-handed young men were recruited. A randomized sequence of the conditions (control, typing I, and typing II) was assigned to each participant...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
Nikolaus Johannes Wachter, Martin Mentzel, Gert D Krischak, Joachim Gülke
INTRODUCTION: In the assessment of hand and upper limb function, grip strength is of the major importance. The measurement by dynamometers has been established. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: In this study, the effect of a simulated ulnar nerve lesion on different grip force measurements was evaluated. METHODS: In 25 healthy volunteers, grip force measurement was done by the JAMAR dynamometer (Fabrication Enterprises Inc, Irvington, NY) for power grip and by a pinch strength dynamometer for tip pinch strength, tripod grip, and key pinch strength...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Leonardo Henirque Cunha Ferraro, Alexandre Takeda, Paulo César Castello Branco de Sousa, Fernanda Moreira Gomes Mehlmann, Jorge Kiyoshi Mitsunaga Junior, Luiz Fernando Dos Reis Falcão
INTRODUCTION: Randomized prospective study comparing two perivascular techniques with the perineural technique for ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block (US-ABPB). The primary objective was to verify if these perivascular techniques are noninferior to the perineural technique. METHOD: 240 patients were randomized to receive the techniques: below the artery (BA), around the artery (AA) or perineural (PN). The anesthetic volume used was 40mL of 0.375% bupivacaine...
June 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Vicente Vanaclocha, Trinidad Blanco, Pedro Ortiz, Javier Lopez-Trigo, Pau Capilla, Vicente Bordes-Garcia, Leyre Vanaclocha
BACKGROUND: In situ decompression and transposition are equally effective in cubital tunnel syndrome treatment. Both are traditionally performed in the supine position. OBJECTIVE: To validate our surgical technique for in situ decompression in the lateral decubitus position, comparing results with other techniques used in our institutions. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed from January 2009 to February 2016, of 188 patients with cubital tunnel syndrome 115 males, 73 females; mean age, 53...
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
Samuel Ribak, André L Vasconcelos, Ricardo K Oliveira
Patients with hand muscular atrophy due to damage of the ulnar nerve could be stigmatized for their appearance. Unsatisfactory results in the attempt to correct the atrophy are reported in the literature. Fat grafting is an autologous and easily obtainable graft, antigenic response is very unlikely, it does not require any special material, and the procedure has a low cost. The technique of autologous fat grafting by using fat block, to remodel the first interdigital space, is useful and safe in correcting muscle atrophy of the first interdigital space caused by the injury of the ulnar nerve...
September 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Gokhan Demirelli, Semih Baskan, Isil Karabeyoglu, Ismail Aytac, Dilsen Hatice Ornek, Alper Erdogmus, Mustafa Baydar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of axillary plexus blockade applied using ultrasound only and using ultrasound together with nerve stimulator in patients undergoing planned forearm, wrist or hand surgery. METHODS: This randomised, prospective, double-blinded, single-centre study was conducted at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, from November 2014 to August 2015, and comprised patients undergoing forearm, wrist or hand surgery...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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