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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764303/relief-from-intractable-phantom-pain-by-combining-psilocybin-and-mirror-visual-feedback-mvf
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Vilayanur Ramachandran, Chaipat Chunharas, Zeve Marcus, Timothy Furnish, Albert Lin
AL's leg was amputated resulting in phantom-limb pain (PLP). (1) When a volunteer placed her foot on or near the phantom - touching it evoked organized sensations in corresponding locations on AL's phantom. (2) Mirror-visual-feedback (MVF) relieved PLP, as did, "phantom massage". (3) Psilocybin-MVF pairing produced synergistic effects, complete elimination of PLP, and reduction in paroxysmal episodes. (4) Touching the volunteer's leg where AL previously had external fixators, evoked sensation of nails boring through the leg...
May 15, 2018: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755399/leg-prosthesis-with-somatosensory-feedback-reduces-phantom-limb-pain-and-increases-functionality
#2
Caroline Dietrich, Sandra Nehrdich, Sandra Seifert, Kathrin R Blume, Wolfgang H R Miltner, Gunther O Hofmann, Thomas Weiss
Phantom limb pain (PLP) develops in most patients with lower limb amputation. Changes in the peripheral and central nervous system (CNS) are hypothesized to contribute to PLP. Based on ideas to modify neural reorganization within the CNS, the aim of the study was to test, whether prostheses with somatosensory feedback might help to reduce PLP, and increase the functionality of movement with a prosthesis. We therefore equipped the prostheses of 14 lower leg amputees with a simple to use feedback system that provides electrocutaneous feedback to patients' thigh whenever the foot and toes of the prosthesis touch the ground...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686645/phantom-limb-pain-in-pediatric-oncology
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REVIEW
Patrick DeMoss, Logan H Ramsey, Cynthia Windham Karlson
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a prevalent problem for children and adolescents undergoing amputation due to cancer treatment. The symptoms are wide ranging from sharp to tingling. PLP in children typically lasts for a few minutes but can be almost constant and can be highly distressing. This focused review describes the characteristics, epidemiology, mechanisms, and evidence-based treatment of PLP in pediatric populations, focusing on pediatric cancer. In pediatric oncology, the administration of chemotherapy is a risk factor that potentially sensitizes the nervous system and predisposes pediatric cancer patients to develop PLP after amputation...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515513/immersive-low-cost-virtual-reality-treatment-for-phantom-limb-pain-evidence-from-two-cases
#4
Elisabetta Ambron, Alexander Miller, Katherine J Kuchenbecker, Laurel J Buxbaum, H Branch Coslett
Up to 90% of amputees experience sensations in their phantom limb, often including strong, persistent phantom limb pain (PLP). Standard treatments do not provide relief for the majority of people who experience PLP, but virtual reality (VR) has shown promise. This study provides additional evidence that game-like training with low-cost immersive VR activities can reduce PLP in lower-limb amputees. The user of our system views a real-time rendering of two intact legs in a head-mounted display while playing a set of custom games...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497188/intervention-for-phantom-limb-pain-a-randomized-single-crossover-study-of-mirror-therapy
#5
Shashikumar Ramadugu, Satish C Nagabushnam, Nagendra Katuwal, Kaushik Chatterjee
Introduction: Mirror therapy suggested to help relieve phantom limb pain (PLP) by resolving the visual- proprioceptive dissociation in the brain, but studies so far either had shorter follow-up or smaller sample size. Materials and Methods: In this randomized single crossover trial, 64 amputees with PLP in the age group of 15-75 years of age were distributed into test and control groups by simple randomization method. Of these 28 in control and 32 in test groups, respectively, completed the 4 weeks of mirror therapy and 12 weeks of follow-up assessments...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380683/resting-state-fmr-evidence-of-network-reorganization-induced-by-navigated-transcranial-magnetic-repetitive-stimulation-in-phantom-limb-pain
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Antonino Scibilia, Alfredo Conti, Giovanni Raffa, Francesca Granata, Rosaria Viola Abbritti, Stefano Maria Priola, Carmela Sindorio, Salvatore Cardali, Antonino Germanò
Objectives Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a promising tool for treatment of chronic pain. We describe the use of navigated rTMS to treat a patient affected by phantom limb pain (PLP) and to modulate brain functional connectivity. We reviewed the literature on the use of rTMS as a tool for relieving central pain by promoting brain plasticity. Methods A 69-year-old patient came to our observation blaming severe pain (Visual Analog scale, VAS, score 9) to a phantom right lower limb. We mapped left primary motor area (PMA) by navigated TMS and assessed connectivity with resting-state functional MR (rsfMR)...
April 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221844/gabapentin-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-for-prevention-of-acute-phantom-limb-pain-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-amputation-for-malignant-bone-tumors-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Xiandi Wang, Ying Yi, Dingbo Tang, Yi Chen, Yanhua Jiang, Jun Peng, Jiwei Xiao
CONTEXT: Gabapentin is reported to have an analgesic effect of reducing phantom-limb pain (PLP) in adult patients. There is no study on preoperative use of gabapentin in pediatric population in terms of PLP prevention. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether gabapentin could be used as an adjuvant agent of opioid-based pain control to lower the rate of PLP in pediatric patients undergoing amputation for malignant bone tumors in observation period of 60 days postoperatively...
March 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105971/home-based-tactile-discrimination-training-reduces-phantom-limb-pain
#8
Robert Wakolbinger, Martin Diers, Laura A Hruby, Agnes Sturma, Oskar C Aszmann
BACKGROUND: Phantom limb pain (PLP) affects a high percentage of amputees. Since treatment options are limited, low quality of life and addiction to pain medication frequently occur. New treatments, such as mirror therapy or electrical sensory discrimination training, make use of the brain's plasticity to alleviate this centrally derived pain. AIM: This pilot study assessed the question of whether home-based tactile discrimination training (TDT) leads to a stronger decrease in PLP levels compared to standard massage treatment...
November 6, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955294/real-time-classification-of-non-weight-bearing-lower-limb-movements-using-emg-to-facilitate-phantom-motor-execution-engineering-and-case-study-application-on-phantom-limb-pain
#9
Eva Lendaro, Enzo Mastinu, Bo Håkansson, Max Ortiz-Catalan
Phantom motor execution (PME), facilitated by myoelectric pattern recognition (MPR) and virtual reality (VR), is positioned to be a viable option to treat phantom limb pain (PLP). A recent clinical trial using PME on upper-limb amputees with chronic intractable PLP yielded promising results. However, further work in the area of signal acquisition is needed if such technology is to be used on subjects with lower-limb amputation. We propose two alternative electrode configurations to conventional, bipolar, targeted recordings for acquiring surface electromyography...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921474/origins-of-phantom-limb-pain
#10
Damien P Kuffler
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a chronic neuropathic pain occurring in 45-85% of patients who undergo major amputations of the upper and lower extremities. Chronic pain is physically and mentally debilitating, affecting an individual's potential for self-care and the performance of daily living activities essential for personal and economic independence. In addition, chronic pain may lead to depression and feelings of hopelessness. A National Center for Biotechnology Information study found that in the USA alone, the annual cost of dealing with neuropathic pain is more than $600 billion, with an estimated 20 million people in the USA suffering this condition...
January 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921418/coping-with-phantom-limb-pain
#11
Damien P Kuffler
Phantom limb pain is a chronic neuropathic pain that develops in 45-85% of patients who undergo major amputations of the upper and lower extremities and appears predominantly during two time frames following an amputation: the first month and later about 1 year. Although in most patients the frequency and intensity of pain diminish over time, severe pain persists in about 5-10%. It has been proposed that factors in both the peripheral and central nervous systems play major roles in triggering the development and maintenance of pain associated with extremity amputations...
January 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874923/noninvasive-brain-stimulation-maladaptive-plasticity-and-bayesian-analysis-in-phantom-limb-pain
#12
REVIEW
Leon Morales-Quezada
Introduction: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a common and poorly understood pathology of difficult medical control that progressively takes place after amputation occurs. Objective: This article discusses the multifactorial bases of PLP. These bases involve local changes at the stump level, spinal modifications of excitability, deafferentation, and central sensitization, leading to the development of maladaptive plasticity, and consequentially, defective processing of sensory information by associative neural networks...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860841/a-review-of-the-management-of-phantom-limb-pain-challenges-and-solutions
#13
REVIEW
Cliff Richardson, Jai Kulkarni
BACKGROUND: Phantom limb pain (PLP) occurs in 50% and 80% of amputees. Although it is often classified as a neuropathic pain, few of the large-scale trials of treatments for neuropathic pain included sufficient numbers of PLP sufferers to have confidence that they are effective in this condition. Many therapies have been administered to amputees with PLP over the years; however, as of yet, there appears to be no first-line treatment. OBJECTIVES: To comprehensively review the literature on treatment modalities for PLP and to identify the challenges currently faced by clinicians dealing with this pain...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822914/motor-correlates-of-phantom-limb-pain
#14
Sanne Kikkert, Melvin Mezue, David Henderson Slater, Heidi Johansen-Berg, Irene Tracey, Tamar R Makin
Following amputation, individuals ubiquitously report experiencing lingering sensations of their missing limb. While phantom sensations can be innocuous, they are often manifested as painful. Phantom limb pain (PLP) is notorious for being difficult to monitor and treat. A major challenge in PLP management is the difficulty in assessing PLP symptoms, given the physical absence of the affected body part. Here, we offer a means of quantifying chronic PLP by harnessing the known ability of amputees to voluntarily move their phantom limbs...
October 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736545/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-mirror-therapy-for-upper-extremity-phantom-limb-pain-in-male-amputees
#15
Sacha B Finn, Briana N Perry, Jay E Clasing, Lisa S Walters, Sandra L Jarzombek, Sean Curran, Minoo Rouhanian, Mary S Keszler, Lindsay K Hussey-Andersen, Sharon R Weeks, Paul F Pasquina, Jack W Tsao
OBJECTIVE: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is prevalent in patients post-amputation and is difficult to treat. We assessed the efficacy of mirror therapy in relieving PLP in unilateral, upper extremity male amputees. METHODS: Fifteen participants from Walter Reed and Brooke Army Medical Centers were randomly assigned to one of two groups: mirror therapy (n = 9) or control (n = 6, covered mirror or mental visualization therapy). Participants were asked to perform 15 min of their assigned therapy daily for 5 days/week for 4 weeks...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549447/the-pre-amputation-pain-and-the-postoperative-deafferentation-are-the-risk-factors-of-phantom-limb-pain-a-clinical-survey-in-a-sample-of-chinese-population
#16
Yan Yin, Lan Zhang, Hong Xiao, Chuan-Bing Wen, Yue-E Dai, Guang Yang, Yun-Xia Zuo, Jin Liu
BACKGROUND: To provide an overview of phantom limb pain (PLP) in China. This includes the prevalence of PLP and possible risk factors. METHODS: In a retrospective study, telephone interviews were conducted with 391 amputation patients who underwent extremity amputations at a tertiary hospital in China. RESULTS: PLP was found in 29% of the amputees. Pre-amputation pain (OR = 10.4, P = 0.002) and postoperative analgesia (OR = 4.9, P = 0...
May 26, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368869/efficacy-of-eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-on-the-phantom-limb-pain-of-patients-with-amputations-within-a-24-month-follow-up
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Akbar Rostaminejad, Mohammad Behnammoghadam, Marzieh Rostaminejad, Zargham Behnammoghadam, Somaye Bashti
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) on the phantom limb pain (PLP) of patients with amputations within a 24-month follow-up. This study was a randomized-controlled trial. A total of 60 patients with amputations were selected by a purposive sampling and patients were divided randomly into two experimental and control groups. Samples were assigned through randomized allocation. EMDR therapy was administered individually to the experimental group participants in 12 one-hour sessions over a 1-month period, In each session, the patient completed the Subjective Units of Distress Scale and a pain-rating scale before and after the intervention...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339333/non-pharmacological-conservative-therapy-for-phantom-limb-pain-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
REVIEW
Sarah Batsford, Cormac G Ryan, Denis J Martin
The aim of this manuscript was to investigate the effectiveness of conservative therapy for phantom limb pain (PLP). In this systematic review, CINAHL, AMED, the Cochrane database of systematic reviews, PEDro, psychology and behavioral sciences collection, and MEDLINE were systematically searched for appropriate randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Selected papers were assessed for risk of bias, and evidence was graded using the GRADE approach. Twelve RCTs met initial inclusion/exclusion criteria, of which five were of sufficient quality for final inclusion...
March 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269492/classification-of-non-weight-bearing-lower-limb-movements-towards-a-potential-treatment-for-phantom-limb-pain-based-on-myoelectric-pattern-recognition
#19
Eva Lendaro, Max Ortiz-Catalan
Research in myoelectric pattern recognition (MPR) for the prediction of motor volition has primarily focused on the upper limbs. Recent studies in the lower limbs have mainly concentrated on prosthetic control, while MPR for lower limb rehabilitation purposes has received little attention. In this work we investigated the viability of a MPR system for the prediction of four degrees of freedom controlled in a near natural or physiologically appropriate fashion. We explored three different electrode configurations for acquiring electromyographic (EMG) signals: two targeted (bipolar and monopolar) and one untargeted (electrodes equally spaced axially)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242264/association-between-phantom-limb-complex-and-the-level-of-amputation-in-lower-limb-amputee
#20
Bayram Kelle, Erkan Kozanoğlu, Ömer Sunkar Biçer, İsmet Tan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the natural course of phantom limb complex without any treatment after lower limb amputation. METHODS: The study design was consisted of a combination of retrospective review and cross-sectional interview. 101 patients with lower limb amputation were included into the study. Patients were divided into three groups according to the amputation level: i) from hip disarticulation to knee disarticulation (including knee disarticulation) (25 patients, mean age: 55...
February 24, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
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