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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654558/the-efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-type-ii-pectoral-nerve-blocks-in-perioperative-pain-management-for-immediate-reconstruction-after-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Kaiyuan Wang, Xiaobei Zhang, Tingting Zhang, Hui Yue, Shan Sun, Hongwei Zhao, Peng Zhou
OBJECTIVES: The pectoral nerves (Pecs) II block is a technique that places local anesthetic between the thoracic muscles to block the axillary and breast regions. This study aimed to compare the quality of perioperative analgesia and side effects of the Pecs II block under general anesthesia versus general anesthesia alone in immediate unilateral breast reconstruction with an implant and latissimus dorsi (LD) flap after modified radical mastectomy. METHODS: Sixty-four patients scheduled for immediate breast reconstruction after modified radical mastectomy were randomly allocated into the Pecs II block under general anesthesia group (Group P, n=32) or the general anesthesia alone group (Group G, n=32)...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652915/ablation-of-the-sacroiliac-joint-using-mr-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-a-preliminary-experiment-in-a-swine-model
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Elena A Kaye, Majid Maybody, Sebastien Monette, Stephen B Solomon, Amitabh Gulati
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) is one of the key sources of low back pain. For prolonged pain relief, some patients undergo fluoroscopic guided radio-frequency (RF) ablation of SIJ, during which a number of RF probes are inserted to create thermal lesions that disrupt the posterior sacral nerve supply. This procedure is minimally invasive, laborious, time-consuming and costly. To study if High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ablation is a feasible alternative approach to SIJ pain treatment, we performed experiments using HIFU to ablate SIJ in the swine model...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651954/case-report-ultrasound-guided-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-for-a-case-with-posterior-elbow-dislocation
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Sinan Akay, Sami Eksert, Murtaza Kaya, Kenan Keklikci, Ali Kantemir
BACKGROUND: The interest in regional anesthesia procedures for the management of upper-extremity emergencies has increased. Toward that end, supraclavicular, interscalene, or infraclavicular approaches, with or without ultrasound guidance, are used for brachial plexus nerve blocks. Although many studies have reported on the use of ultrasound-guided supraclavicular and interscalene brachial plexus blocks for upper-extremity dislocations, very few studies have reported on the use of ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus blocks...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651779/-randomized-prospective-study-of-three-different-techniques-for-ultrasound-guided-axillary-brachial-plexus-block
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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 (TA), around the artery (TR) or perineural (PN). The anesthetic volume used was 40mL of 0.375% bupivacaine...
June 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642614/ultrasound-mediated-piezoelectric-differentiation-of-neuron-like-pc12-cells-on-pvdf-membranes
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Marcus Hoop, Xiang-Zhong Chen, Aldo Ferrari, Fajer Mushtaq, Gagik Ghazaryan, Theo Tervoort, Dimos Poulikakos, Bradley Nelson, Salvador Pané
Electrical and/or electromechanical stimulation has been shown to play a significant role in regenerating various functionalities in soft tissues, such as tendons, muscles, and nerves. In this work, we investigate the piezoelectric polymer polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) as a potential substrate for wireless neuronal differentiation. Piezoelectric PVDF enables generation of electrical charges on its surface upon acoustic stimulation, inducing neuritogenesis of PC12 cells. We demonstrate that the effect of pure piezoelectric stimulation on neurite generation in PC12 cells is comparable to the ones induced by neuronal growth factor (NGF)...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641968/femoral-nerve-catheters-improve-home-disposition-and-pain-in-hip-fracture-patients-treated-with-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Diren Arsoy, James I Huddleston, Derek F Amanatullah, Nicholas J Giori, William J Maloney, Stuart B Goodman
BACKGROUND: Opioids have been the mainstay of treatment in the physiologically young geriatric hip fracture patient undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). However opioid-related side effects increase morbidity. Regional anesthesia may provide better analgesia, while decreasing opioid-related side effects. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of perioperative continuous femoral nerve blockade with regards to pain scores, opioid-related side effects and posthospital disposition in hip fracture patients undergoing THA...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639746/acute-changes-in-histopathology-and-intravascular-imaging-after-catheter-based-renal-denervation-in-a-porcine-model
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Atsushi Sakaoka, Akiyuki Takami, Yuji Onimura, Hitomi Hagiwara, Hisako Terao, Fumiaki Kumagai, Kiyoshi Matsumura
OBJECTIVES: We first aimed to identify the histopathological changes occurring immediately after renal denervation (RDN) with radiofrequency energy, and then to assess the feasibility of determining procedural success using currently available clinical intravascular imaging techniques. BACKGROUND: Catheter-based RDN has been used as an alternative therapy for hypertension. However, no practical endpoint to determine procedural success during treatment has been established...
June 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638296/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-sympathetic-chain-neuromodulation-for-upper-extremity-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Samer Narouze, Dmitri Souzdalnitski
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) comprises a group of conditions characterized by severe, debilitating pain that is disproportionate to any inciting event and is not distributed in a specific nerve distribution or dermatome. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old female with a 2-year history of right upper extremity CRPS type I refractory to conventional management underwent an ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopy confirmed percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation trial with a lead extending from the C6 to the T3 level to cover the cervical and upper thoracic sympathetic chain...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637781/detecting-optic-nerve-head-swelling-on-ultrasound-and-optical-coherence-tomography-in-children-and-young-people-an-observational-study
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Annegret Hella Dahlmann-Noor, Gillian W Adams, Moritz Claudius Daniel, Alison Davis, Joanne Hancox, Melanie Hingorani, Patricia Ibanez, Becky McPhee, Himanshu Patel, Marie Restori, Clare Roberts, Maria Theodorou, James Acheson
BACKGROUND: Following high-profile cases, referrals for evaluation of 'suspicious optic discs' to eye clinics in the UK have sharply increased, asking ophthalmologists to reliably distinguish between true and pseudopapilloedema. Optic nerve sheath dilatation (ONSD) on ocular ultrasound (US) is considered a reliable sign of true papilloedema, but this test is not widely available. Recently, anterior bowing of Bruch's membrane (BM) and increased retinal nerve fibre layer thickness on optical coherence tomography (OCT) have emerged as indicators of intracranial hypertension, and OCT is widely available...
June 21, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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/28627724/comparative-echogenicity-of-an-epidural-catheter-and-2-new-catheters-designed-for-ultrasound-guided-continuous-peripheral-nerve-blocks
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Daniel M Moy, T Edward Kim, T Kyle Harrison, Jody C Leng, Brendan Carvalho, Steven K Howard, Cynthia Shum, Alex Kou, Edward R Mariano
Visualization of the catheter during ultrasound-guided continuous nerve block performance may be difficult but is an essential skill for regional anesthesiologists. The objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate 2 newer catheters designed for enhanced echogenicity and compare them to a widely used catheter not purposely designed for ultrasound guidance. Outcomes were the numbers of first-place rankings among all 3 catheters and scores on individual echogenicity criteria as assessed by 2 blinded reviewers...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624495/comparison-of-ultrasound-and-electrostimulation-guided-nerve-blocks-of-brachial-plexus-in-dogs
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Minori Akasaka, Miki Shimizu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of ultrasound- and electrostimulation-guided nerve blocks of the brachial plexus and to determine whether ultrasound guidance is feasible in conscious dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Blinded, crossover, experimental study. ANIMALS: Six clinically healthy adult Beagle dogs. METHODS: The nerves of the brachial plexus of the right thoracic limb were blocked under ultrasound guidance (UNB) in conscious dogs and under electrostimulation guidance (ENB) in anesthetized dogs with bupivacaine (0...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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/28618294/focused-high-resolution-sonography-of-the-suprascapular-nerve-a-simple-surrogate-marker-for-neuralgic-amyotrophy
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Leonhard Gruber, Alexander Loizides, Wolfgang Löscher, Bernhard Glodny, Hannes Gruber
OBJECTIVES: To define the diagnostic value of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) of the suprascapular nerve (SSN) in the diagnosis of neuralgic amyotrophy (NA). METHODS: The cross-section areas (CSA) of the SSN at the C5 root (CSA1) and the omohyoid muscle in the midclavicular line (CSA2) were assessed bilaterally in 15 healthy volunteers and 14 patients with clinically and electrophysiologically verified NA. Receiver-operator-characteristics (ROC) curves were generated and cut-off values, sensitivity, specificity, positive (PPV) and negative predictive values (NPV), likelihood (LR) and odds ratios (OR) were calculated...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617716/hybrid-blocks-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-technical-description
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David F Johnston, Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Vishal Uppal, James L Howard, Sugantha Ganapathy
This narrative review article aims to examine current evidence of knee innervation in order to develop a technique of targeting pure sensory innervation of the knee joint without compromising motor function. A literature review of knee innervation was performed to gain an anatomic understanding of terminal sensory branches of the relevant target nerves (femoral, obturator, sciatic, and lateral femoral cutaneous). Pure sensory block of the knee joint is challenging due to important contributions from the muscular innervation close to the joint and the variability of nerves afferents contained within and around the adductor canal...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616651/comparison-of-efficacy-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-and-iliohypogastric-ilioinguinal-nerve-block-for-postoperative-pain-management-in-patients-undergoing-inguinal-herniorrhaphy-with-spinal-anesthesia-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-open-label-study
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Onur Okur, Zeki Tuncel Tekgul, Nazif Erkan
PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of lateral abdominal transversus abdominis plane block (TAP block) and iliohypogastric/ilioinguinal nerve block (IHINB) under ultrasound guidance for postoperative pain management of inguinal hernia repair. Secondary purposes were to compare the complication rates of the two techniques and to examine the effects of TAP block and IHINB on chronic postoperative pain. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled open-label study...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615966/acute-physiological-and-electrical-accentuation-of-vagal-tone-has-no-effect-on-pain-or-gastrointestinal-motility-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Jacob Juel, Christina Brock, Søren S Olesen, Adnan Madzak, Adam D Farmer, Qasim Aziz, Jens B Frøkjær, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
BACKGROUND: The effective management of pain in chronic pancreatitis (CP) remains a therapeutic challenge. Analgesic drugs, such as opioids, and the underlying pathology can impair gut function. The autonomic nervous system influences hormone secretion and gut motility. In healthy volunteers, electrical (using noninvasive transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation [t-VNS]) and physiological (using deep slow breathing [DSB]) modulation of parasympathetic tone results in pain attenuation and enhanced gut motility...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612344/description-and-ultrasound-targeting-of-the-origin-of-the-suprascapular-nerve
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P Laumonerie, F Lapegue, E Chantalat, N Sans, P Mansat, M Faruch
INTRODUCTION: Anatomical variations in the suprascapular nerve (SSN) and its depth in the suprascapular notch can make it difficult to target with ultrasonography (US). One alternative could be a proximal approach to the SSN, if US provides a reliable description of its origin (orSSN). The primary objective of this study was to demonstrate that US can reliably locate the orSSN. The secondary objective was to describe the features of the proximal SSN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy brachial plexuses (BP) from 30 healthy volunteers (60 BP) and five cadavers (10 BP) were included...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611527/successful-treatment-of-a-pancreatic-schwannoma-by-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy
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Shao-Yan Xu, Ying-Sheng Wu, Jian-Hui Li, Ke Sun, Zhen-Hua Hu, Shu-Sen Zheng, Wei-Lin Wang
Schwannomas are neurogenic tumors that arise from the neural sheaths of peripheral nerves. These tumors can be located in any area of the human body; the most common locations are the head, neck, trunk and extremities. Pancreatic schwannomas are very rare. Over the past 40 years, only 67 cases of pancreatic schwannomas have been reported in the English literature. Here we present a case of pancreatic schwannoma in a 62-year-old male. The tumor was revealed by ultrasound and computed tomography in the neck and body of the pancreas...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611153/effects-of-short-term-mild-hypercapnia-during-head-down-tilt-on-intracranial-pressure-and-ocular-structures-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Steven S Laurie, Gianmarco Vizzeri, Giovanni Taibbi, Connor R Ferguson, Xiao Hu, Stuart M C Lee, Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Scott M Smith, Sara R Zwart, Michael B Stenger
Many astronauts experience ocular structural and functional changes during long-duration spaceflight, including choroidal folds, optic disc edema, globe flattening, optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) distension, retinal nerve fiber layer thickening, and decreased visual acuity. The leading hypothesis suggests that weightlessness-induced cephalad fluid shifts increase intracranial pressure (ICP), which contributes to the ocular structural changes, but elevated ambient CO2 levels on the International Space Station may also be a factor...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
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