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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665717/selective-peripheral-nerve-resection-for-treatment-of-persistent-pain-around-the-knee-joint-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Guangjun Zhong, Zhu Liang, Jiang Kan, Aikeremujiang Muheremu
Objective This study was performed to determine the efficacy of selective peripheral nerve resection for treatment of persistent neuropathic pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Methods Patients who underwent TKA in our department from January 2013 to July 2016 and experienced persistent pain around the knee joint after TKA were retrospectively included in the current study. Sixty patients were divided into experimental and control groups according the treatment they received. The treatment effect was evaluated by the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) knee score and visual analog scale (VAS) pain score preoperatively and at 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658336/nodular-fasciitis-involving-the-palm
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M Emori, J Shimizu, Y Murahashi, E Mizushima, S Sugita, T Hasegawa, T Yamashita
Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a self-limiting fibrous neoplasm that can be mistaken for a soft tissue sarcoma. It is characterised by rapid growth, slight pain and local tenderness. Although it is frequently found in the forearm, a lesion distal to the wrist is quite rare. We present two unusual cases of NF involving the palm, supported by detecting ubiquitin specific protease 6 gene rearrangement. The first patient had non-intraneural NF presenting as peripheral neuropathy affecting the digital nerve while the second patient suffered from painless, non-tender NF in the palm, which had not regressed spontaneously during the five months prior to surgery...
April 16, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656387/a-nationwide-analysis-of-30-day-adverse-events-unplanned-readmission-and-length-of-hospital-stay-after-peripheral-nerve-surgery-in-extremities-and-the-brachial-plexus
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Enrico Martin, Ivo S Muskens, Joeky T Senders, David J Cote, Timothy R Smith, Marike L D Broekman
BACKGROUND: Little is known on adverse events and their timing after peripheral nerve surgery in extremities. The aim of this study is to identify predictors and typical timing of complications, unplanned readmission, and length of hospital stay for patients undergoing peripheral nerve surgery in the extremities. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) registry from 2005 to 2015. Adult patients undergoing peripheral nerve surgery in the extremities were included...
April 15, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656234/intramasseteric-schwanoma-mimicking-an-isolated-cheek-mass-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Nazir El Khatib, Antoine Nehme, Selim Nasser, Nabil Moukarzel, Houssam Khodor Abtar
INTRODUCTION: Schwannoma is a benign well circumscribed tumor of the nerve sheath and it is mostly localized in the head and neck. Intramasseteric schwannoma represents a very rare entity and a few cases have been described in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of an isolated, asymptomatic and slowly progressive right cheek tumor in a middle aged man. Although multiple investigations, including neck scanner and fine needle aspiration, were done, the diagnosis was obscure and difficult before definite surgical resection...
April 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652235/harvey-cushing-s-management-of-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Courtney Pendleton, Allan J Belzberg, Robert J Spinner, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
Harvey Cushing is widely regarded as one of the forefathers of neurosurgery, and is primarily associated with his work on intracranial pathology. However, he had a clinical and academic interest in peripheral nerve surgery. Through the courtesy of the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, the surgical records of the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1896 to 1912 were reviewed. The records of a single patient undergoing brachial plexus exploration and cervical rib resection were selected for detailed review. The operative report and accompanying illustrations demonstrate Cushing's interest in adding approaches to the pathology of the brachial plexus to his operative armamentarium...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644112/unusual-bilateral-sensory-innervation-of-the-dorsum-of-hand-by-lateral-antebrachial-cutaneous-nerve-a-case-report
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Neha, Hare Krishna
A 68-year-old male cadaver showed bilateral variation in the sensory innervation of the dorsum of hand. On the dorsum of right hand, first digit and lateral half of second digit were supplied by lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve (LABCN); medial side of second digit and lateral side of third digit were supplied by superficial branch of radial nerve (SBRN) and medial side of third digit, the fourth and fifth digits were supplied by dorsal cutaneous branch of ulnar nerve (DBUN). On the dorsum of the left hand, lateral side of first digit was supplied by LABCN, medial side of first digit, the second and third digits as well as the lateral side of fourth digit were supplied by SBRN; medial side of fourth digit and fifth digit were supplied by DBUN...
March 2018: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643327/comparison-of-effects-of-vessel-sealing-devices-and-conventional-hemorrhoidectomy-on-postoperative-pain-and-quality-of-life
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Murat Kendirci, İbrahim Tayfun Şahiner, Yeliz Şahiner, Güven Güney
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the early and late results of use of LigaSure, Harmonic Scalpel, and conventional hemorrhoidectomy in hemorrhoidectomy, to determine the least painful method, and to investigate the relationship between pain perception and personal differences in hemorrhoid bundles. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety patients undergoing hemorrhoidectomy between 2014 and 2017 were retrospectively evaluated. We investigated the duration of hospitalization and the presence of bleeding, incontinence, perianal wetness, urinary retention, stenosis, and recurrence during follow-up after surgery...
April 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628577/comparison-of-dexamethasone-and-buprenorphine-as-adjuvant-in-ultrasound-guided-brachial-plexus-blocks-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Prasanna Vadhanan, Narendren Ganesh, M I Hussain Ahmed
Introduction: Effective postoperative analgesia is imperative for orthopedic surgeries to enhance recovery and facilitate early ambulation. Various additives have been used as adjuvants with local anesthetics in peripheral nerve blocks to provide postoperative analgesia. The aim of this study is to compare the duration of postoperative analgesia with buprenorphine and dexamethasone when administered as an adjuvant during ultrasound-guided brachial plexus blocks. Methodology: Sixty adult patients undergoing various upper arm surgeries were recruited for the study after acquiring ethics committee clearance...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628554/comparison-of-ultrasound-with-peripheral-nerve-stimulator-guided-technique-for-supraclavicular-block-in-upper-limb-surgeries-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vinu Mervick Alfred, Gnanasekaran Srinivasan, Mamie Zachariah
Background: The supraclavicular approach is considered to be the easiest and most effective approach to block the brachial plexus for upper limb surgeries. The classical approach using the anatomical landmark technique was associated with higher failure rates and complications. Ultrasonography (USG) guidance and peripheral nerve stimulator (PNS) have improved the success rates and safety margin. Aims: The aim of the present study is to compare USG with PNS in supraclavicular brachial plexus block for upper limb surgeries with respect to the onset of motor and sensory blockade, total duration of blockade, procedure time, and complications...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628319/facial-nerve-palsy-and-laryngospasm-as-a-complication-of-local-anaesthesia-during-adenotonsillectomy
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Michał Lubszczyk, Anna Łuczyńska-Sopel, Dariusz Polaczkiewicz
Tonsil surgeries are the most frequently performed surgical procedures in ENT departments. We would like to present the case of a 5-year-old patient who suffered from unilateral peripheral facial nerve palsy and laryngeal spasm following adenotonsillectomy. Paresis was observed immediately after the transfer of the patient to the postoperative room. The activity of facial muscles was restored within 2 hours from the beginning of the surgery. We assume that this was the direct effect of an anaesthetic on the extracranial processes of the facial nerve...
April 5, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621372/outcomes-from-lateral-eyelid-coupling-for-facial-paralysis-using-the-modified-tarsoconjunctival-flap
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Raj Dedhia, Tsung-Yen Hsieh, Oliver Chin, Taha Z Shipchandler, Travis T Tollefson
Importance: In the setting of facial paralysis, inadequate eyelid closure and lower eyelid ectropion can lead to corneal exposure and impaired quality of life. Repair of paralytic ectropion is challenging, and an ideal surgical approach for all cases has not been identified. Objective: To assess the patient-reported outcomes and eyelid position improvement in patients with flaccid facial paralysis undergoing lateral eyelid coupling with a tarsal strip canthoplasty and modified tarsoconjunctival flap to correct eyelid malposition...
April 5, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620141/jmjd6-exerts-function-in-neuropathic-pain-by-regulating-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-following-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-rats
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Cen Wen, Mengyuan Xu, Cheng Mo, Zhigang Cheng, Qulian Guo, Xiaoyan Zhu
Treatment of neuropathic pain (NPP) continues to be a major challenge, and the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Previous studies have demonstrated that histone methylation is important in synaptic plasticity of the nervous system and may affect nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) signaling through epigenetic mechanisms. The present study aimed to investigate the role of Jumonji C domain 6 (JMJD6), a histone demethylase, in a chronic constriction injury (CCI) model of NPP. On the third day post‑CCI surgery, a JMJD6 overexpressing lentiviral vector (LV‑JMJD6) was intrathecally injected in the rats...
April 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619627/new-advances-in-acute-postoperative-pain-management
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REVIEW
Sukanya Mitra, Daniel Carlyle, Gopal Kodumudi, Vijay Kodumudi, Nalini Vadivelu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Postoperative pain remains one of the most common challenges following inpatient and outpatient surgeries. With our advances in modern medicine, pain following surgical procedures still remains a challenge, though significant accomplishments have been made over the past few decades. This article highlights some of the promising new advances and approaches in postoperative pain management. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the last decade, Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathways and protocols are becoming the benchmark standards for enhancing postoperative recovery...
April 4, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618133/book-review-manual-of-peripheral-nerve-surgery-from-the-basics-to-complex-procedures
#14
Christopher F Dibble, Wilson Z Ray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 29, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617905/microvascular-decompression-of-facial-nerve-and-pexy-of-the-left-vertebral-artery-for-left-hemifacial-spasm-3-dimensional-operative-video
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Chun-Yu Cheng, Rakshith Shetty, Vicente Martinez, Laligam N Sekhar
A 73-yr-old man presented with intractable left hemifacial spasm of 4 yr duration. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed significant compression of left facial nerve by the left vertebral artery (VA) and anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA).The patient underwent a left retrosigmoid craniotomy and a microvascular decompression of the cranial nerve (CN) VII. Intraoperatively, we found that the distal AICA had a protracted subarcuate extradural course.1 This was relieved by intra/extradural dissection...
March 29, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608807/long-term-effect-of-peripheral-nerve-field-stimulation-as-add-on-therapy-to-spinal-cord-stimulation-to-treat-low-back-pain-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-a-12-month-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Eric-Jan J A A van Gorp, Onno Teernstra, Hans J Aukes, Tanja Hamm-Faber, Katja Bürger, Jan Willem Kallewaard, Geert Spincemaille, Johannes W L C Schapendonk, Leon Vonhögen, Ewald Bronkhorst, Kris C P Vissers
OBJECTIVE: Different approaches in neuromodulation have been used to treat chronic low back pain in failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) patients. We previously randomized 52 FBSS patients to be treated with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and additional peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) or SCS alone. At three months, we found a significant reduction of back pain in the PNFS-SCS group compared to the SCS group. In the subsequent open phase part of the study, all patients received optimal SCS and PNFS simultaneously...
April 2, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606723/retrobulbar-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-in-a-golden-retriever-dog-a-challenging-diagnosis
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Cécile Briffod, Pierre Hélie, Julie De Lasalle, Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, Alicia R Moreau, Derron A Alves, Maria Vanore
A 9-year-old golden retriever dog was diagnosed with a left retrobulbar mass. Fine-needle aspirations and incisional biopsies resulted in discordant diagnoses: myxosarcoma/myxoma or rhadomyosarcoma, respectively. Immunohistochemistry following exenteration allowed definitive diagnosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor with fibromyxomatous differentiation. Fifteen weeks after surgery, an aggressive recurrence resulted in euthanasia.
April 2018: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606567/open-repair-of-descending-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-octogenarians
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Leonard N Girardi, Christopher Lau, Lucas B Ohmes, Benjamin C Degner, Jeremy R Leonard, Ahmed Abouarab, Antonino Di Franco, Erin M Iannacone, Monica Munjal, Mario Gaudino
OBJECTIVE: Despite improved outcomes for open repair of descending thoracic aneurysm (DTA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA), these operations remain challenging in octogenarians. Patients unsuitable for thoracic endovascular aortic repair require open surgery to avoid catastrophic rupture. We analyzed our results for DTA/TAAA repair in these elderly patients. METHODS: Our institutional aortic database was queried to identify those ≥80 years old and those <80 years old undergoing open DTA/TAAA repair...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603044/genipin-cross-linked-chitosan-nerve-conduits-containing-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-for-peripheral-nerve-repair
#19
Li Zhang, Weijia Zhao, Changmei Niu, Yujie Zhou, Haiyan Shi, Yalin Wang, Yumin Yang, Xin Tang
Tissue engineered nerve grafts (TENGs) are considered a promising alternative to autologous nerve grafting, which is considered the "gold standard" clinical strategy for peripheral nerve repair. Here, we immobilized tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitors onto a nerve conduit, which was introduced into a chitosan (CS) matrix scaffold utilizing genipin (GP) as the crosslinking agent, to fabricate CS-GP-TNF-α inhibitor nerve conduits. The in vitro release kinetics of TNF-α inhibitors from the CS-GP-TNF-α inhibitor nerve conduits were investigated using high-performance liquid chromatography...
March 30, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595737/surgical-approach-to-injuries-of-the-cervical-plexus-and-its-peripheral-nerve-branches
#20
David L Brown, A Lee Dellon
BACKGROUND: Located in the neck beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the cervical plexus comprises a coalition of nerves originating from C1 through C4, which provide input to four cutaneous, seven motor, and three cranial nerves and the sympathetic trunk. Sporadic instances of injury to these superficial nerves have been reported. Nevertheless, this specific anatomical cause of neurogenic pain remains incompletely described and underrecognized. METHODS: Twelve patients presented with pain and were diagnosed with various combinations of injury to the lesser occipital, great auricular, transverse cervical, and supraclavicular nerves...
April 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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