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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040777/efficient-imaging-examining-the-value-of-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-traumatic-adult-brachial-plexus-injuries-a-systematic-review
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Brian Chin, Maleka Ramji, Forough Farrokhyar, James R Bain
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brachial plexus injury (BPI) can result in debilitating sequelae of the upper extremity. Presently, therapeutic decisions are based on the mechanism of injury, serial physical examination, electromyography, nerve conduction, and imaging studies. While magnetic resonance imaging is the current imaging modality of choice for BPI, ultrasound is a promising newcomer that is inexpensive, accessible, and available at point of care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in the assessment of traumatic adult BPI through a systematic review...
October 11, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040169/response-to-median-nerve-area-measurements-using-ultrasound-importance-of-proper-technique-and-interpretation
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Attiyeh Vasaghi, Reza Jalli, Asma Azadeh, Mohammadreza Emad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035937/ultrasound-detection-of-arteria-comitans-a-novel-technique-to-locate-the-sciatic-nerve
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Hesham Elsharkawy, Babak Kateby Kashy, Rovnat Babazade, Andrew T Gray
In the gluteal and thigh region, the arteria comitans accompanies the sciatic nerve for a short distance, then penetrates the nerve and runs to the lower part of the thigh. There is no study that recognizes this artery as a guide to the location of the sciatic nerve. In this report, we describe a series of 6 knee arthroplasty patients in whom ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve block was successfully performed using color Doppler and pulsed wave Doppler to visualize the arteria comitans as a guide to the location of the sciatic nerve...
October 13, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035835/nerve-growth-factor-beta-purified-from-bull-seminal-plasma-enhances-corpus-luteum-formation-and-conceptus-development-in-bos-taurus-cows
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Jamie L Stewart, Vitor R G Mercadante, Nicholas W Dias, Igor F Canisso, Peter Yau, Brian Imai, Fabio S Lima
The objective of the current study was to determine if Nerve Growth Factor-Beta (NGF), purified from bovine seminal plasma, would improve corpus luteum function and enhance conceptus development when administered to cows at artificial insemination. Angus cows (n = 60) were synchronized using a GnRH-prostaglandin and intravaginal progesterone protocol (7-day CO-Synch/CIDR) and randomly allocated to 1 of 2 treatment groups: (1) CONT- 12 mL PBS; or (2) NGF- 296 μg purified NGF in 12 mL PBS administered intramuscularly at insemination (day 0)...
October 7, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034961/a-randomized-trial-of-automated-intermittent-ropivacaine-administration-vs-continuous-infusion-in-an-interscalene-catheter
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J Oxlund, A H Clausen, S Venø, M D Nielsen, M Pall, T Strøm, P Toft
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve block with ropivacaine as local anesthetic agent given as boluses or continuous infusion is the preferred pain management after major shoulder surgery. The use of automated intermittent boluses has been shown to be superior to continuous infusion in sciatic and epidural nerve block. HYPOTHESIS: Automated intermittent boluses reduce pain after major shoulder surgery. METHODS: Seventy patients aged 18-75 years, scheduled for major shoulder surgery under general anesthesia with interscalene nerve block were included in this randomized controlled trial...
October 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030933/technical-success-of-the-ultrasound-guided-supra-inguinal-fascia-iliaca-compartment-block-in-older-children-and-adolescents-for-hip-arthroscopy
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Elizabeth Eastburn, Maria A Hernandez, Karen Boretsky
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopic surgery is performed on older pediatric patients. Fascia iliaca compartment block has proven efficacy in providing analgesia following hip surgery and can be performed with target location of local anesthetic below or above the inguinal ligament. The reported success of ultrasound-guided infra-inguinal fascia iliaca compartment block is lower when compared to traditional landmark technique, while the reliability of supra-inguinal fascia iliaca compartment block is unreported...
November 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028499/fasciculations-in-nerve-and-muscle-disorders-a-prospective-study-of-muscle-ultrasound-compared-to-electromyography
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M T Johansson, H R Ellegaard, H Tankisi, A Fuglsang-Frederiksen, E Qerama
OBJECTIVES: We examined the clinical utility of muscle ultrasound (MUS) in detecting fasciculations in patients with nerve and muscle disorders (NMD) and investigated the impact on diagnostic sensitivity when combining electromyography (EMG) and MUS. METHODS: We included 58 consecutive patients suspected to have NMD and 38 healthy subjects (HS). Patients and HS underwent MUS in 14 skeletal and two bulbar muscles and the video recordings of the MUS were anonymised...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027771/two-different-placement-paths-in-popliteal-fossa-with-a-novel-nerve-block-needle-with-external-indwelling-cannula-for-postoperative-analgesia-after-foot-and-ankle-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miao He, Dandan Ling, Guang-Yu Cai, Tian-Xiao Zou, Bin Yu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have documented that single injection nearby the sciatic nerve bifurcation would influence the anesthesia and analgesia effect. But this is uncertain for preoperative continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block. So we conducted this trial to compare two paths (proximal to the bifurcation and at the bifurcation) of ultrasound guided continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block in foot and ankle surgery. METHODS: 40 recruited objects were randomly assigned to receive ultrasound-guided continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block at the puncture path proximal to the nerve bifurcation either at the nerve bifurcation...
October 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027690/ultrasound-guided-posterior-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-block-a-cadaveric-study
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Christopher S Johnson, Rebecca L Johnson, Adam D Niesen, David E Stoike, Wojciech Pawlina
OBJECTIVES: To identify any anatomic barriers to local anesthetic spread between the sciatic nerve (SN) and the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (PFCN) at the level of the infragluteal crease and to describe a potential technique for an ultrasound (US)-guided subgluteal PFCN block in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Bilateral US-guided subgluteal injections of a colored latex solution were performed around the SN (15 mL) and PFCN (10 mL) in 4 unembalmed cadavers, for a total of 8 cadaver thighs...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025187/ultrasound-of-the-hip-joint-soft-tissues-and-nerves
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Alberto Tagliafico, Bianca Bignotti, Federica Rossi, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Carmelo Messina, Carlo Martinoli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025106/intense-focused-ultrasound-preferentially-stimulates-transected-nerves-within-residual-limbs-pilot-study
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Pierre D Mourad, Janna L Friedly, Abbi M McClintic, Tessa A Olmstead, John D Loeser
Objective: Identifying pain generators in tissue deep in the skin can require uncomfortable, complicated, and invasive tests. We describe pilot studies testing the hypothesis that ultrasound image-guided, intense focused ultrasound (ig-iFU) can noninvasively and differentially stimulate the end of transected nerves in the residual limbs of amputee patients. Design: We applied iFU to the transected nerve ending as individual pulses with a length of 0.1 seconds using a carrier frequency of 2...
September 7, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024674/optic-nerve-head-problem
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Rohan Verma, Kevin C Chen, Hema L Ramkumar, Michael H Goldbaum, Carol L Shields
A 68-year-old woman with a recent history of blurring in the left eye had undergone mastectomy for breast cancer twenty years ago. A series of bone metastases started five years after her diagnosis. Examination of the optic nerve head of the left eye revealed an isolated epipapillary mass. Indocyanine green angiography displayed vessels within the mass, and fluorescein angiography demonstrated hyperfluorescence of the mass from vascular leakage plus lobular spots of blocked fluorescence. B-scan ultrasound revealed a hyperechoic elevated nodular mass on the optic disc...
October 9, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022807/surgery-for-popliteal-artery-entrapment-syndrome-use-of-an-intraoperative-tibial-nerve-stimulator-and-duplex-ultrasound
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G Dovell, R J Hinchliffe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016551/pectoral-fascial-pecs-i-and-ii-blocks-as-rescue-analgesia-in-a-patient-undergoing-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery
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Suraj Yalamuri, Rebecca Y Klinger, W Michael Bullock, Donald D Glower, Brandi A Bottiger, Jeffrey C Gadsden
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing minimally invasive cardiac surgery have the potential for significant pain from the thoracotomy site. We report the successful use of pectoral nerve block types I and II (Pecs I and II) as rescue analgesia in a patient undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair. CASE REPORT: In this case, a 78-year-old man, with no history of chronic pain, underwent mitral valve repair via right anterior thoracotomy for severe mitral regurgitation...
October 6, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016368/perioperative-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-ambulatory-anesthesia-thinking-beyond-nerve-blocks
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Ranjit Deshpande, Davinder Ramsingh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ultrasound has become readily available in the perioperative area. In this review, we aim to bring forth some uses of ultrasound beyond that in regional anesthesia. RECENT FINDINGS: Critical care and emergency physicians have embraced ultrasound in their respective fields. We as anesthesiologists and practitioners of acute care medicine are not immune to this penetration. There is been a lot of recent literature on the various uses of perioperative point of care ultrasound...
October 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994832/carotid-endarterectomy-for-treatment-of-carotid-in-stent-restenosis-long-term-follow-up-results-and-surgery-experiences-from-one-single-centre
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Le-Bao Yu, Wei Yan, Qian Zhang, Ji-Zong Zhao, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Jun-Shi Shao, Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have reported the surgical treatment of carotid in-stent restenosis (ISR), more data and longer follow-up are needed. We describe the surgical treatment of ISR by standard carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with stent removal, including long-term follow-up in 10 patients from our centre. METHODS: Ten patients from our centre who underwent CEA with stent removal for ISR were retrospectively analysed, including nine symptomatic and one asymptomatic ISR of at least 70% with mean age 67...
September 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987902/comparison-of-ultrasonography-and-short-segment-nerve-conduction-study-in-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
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Rana Terlemez, Figen Yilmaz, Beril Dogu, Banu Kuran
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the correlation between ultrasonographic and electrodiagnostic findings to determine the localization of the ulnar trapping at the elbow. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional and non-interventional trial was conducted in patients diagnosed as ulnar nerve entrapment in physical medicine and rehabilitation department of a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Between January 2017 and April 2017, 14 patients diagnosed as ulnar nerve entrapment (UNE) with short segment nerve conduction study were enrolled...
October 5, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987654/high-resolution-ultrasound-in-etiological-evaluation-of-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
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Mathieu Schertz, Celine Mutschler, Emmanuel Masmejean, Jonathan Silvera
OBJECTIVE: Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) involves mechanical compression and irritation of the ulnar nerve (UN) caused by environmental and dynamic abnormalities that can however also be found in asymptomatic patients. Using high-resolution ultrasound, we aimed to assess and compare the relevance of morphological and dynamic variants of the UN and its surrounding structures (UN abnormalities) in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. METHOD: UN abnormalities in patients with UNE were assessed using high-resolution ultrasound and compared against unaffected arms (patients or healthy volunteers)...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984100/perioperative-ultrasound-applied-to-diagnosis-and-decision-making-in-anesthesia
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Nuno T Ferreira Albuquerque Costa, Carmen Gomar Sancho
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound is a portable and safe technology that is increasingly used to assist anesthetic procedures and has been integrated into the routine practice of a wide range of invasive procedures. As a complementary diagnostic tool, publications related to perioperative support other than vascular access and nerve blocks are currently lacking. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Given the growing interest of anesthesiologists in acquisition of knowledge and skills of ultrasound, we propose a systematic review of the diagnosis, decision making or change in perioperative management of non-cardiac surgical patients derived from ultrasound practice...
October 4, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981150/nerve-ultrasound-reliability-of-upper-limbs-effects-of-examiner-training
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Rocio C Garcia-Santibanez, Alexander R Dietz, Robert C Bucelli, Craig M Zaidman
INTRODUCTION: Duration of training to reliably measure nerve cross-sectional area (CSA) using ultrasound is unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of ultrasound data acquired and recorded by two examiners. - an expert and a trainee with two (novice) or twelve (experienced) months of experience. Data on median, ulnar, and radial nerves was reviewed for 42 patients. RESULTS: Inter-rater reliability was good and varied most with nerve site but little with experience...
October 5, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
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