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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097241/extraforaminal-needle-tip-position-reduces-risk-of-intravascular-injection-in-ct-fluoroscopic-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections
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Robinson K Yu, Gerritt M Lagemann, Anish Ghodadra, Vikas Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection is a common and effective tool for managing lumbar radicular pain, although accidental intravascular injection can rarely result in paralysis. The purpose of this study is to determine the safest needle tip position for computed tomography (CT)-guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections as determined by incidence of intravascular injection. METHODS: Three radiologists, in consensus, reviewed procedural imaging for consecutive CT-fluoroscopic lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections performed during a 16-month period...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094428/intra-operative-results-and-post-operative-clinical-outcomes-of-lumbar-microdiscectomy-in-patients-received-transforaminal-anterior-epidural-steroid-injection-earlier-for-lumbar-radiculopathy
#2
Sait Ozturk, Bekir Akgun, Fatih Serhat Erol, Selami Ates Onal, Metin Kaplan
AIM: We have aimed to describe the intra and postoperative results of patients who received transforaminal anterior epidural steroid injection (TAESI) prior to undergoing lumbar microdiscectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 64 of 2461 patients evaluated who had received minimally invasive technique (MIT) for lumbar radiculopathy and who felt no relief after the procedures. 32 patients of them treated with different techniques other than TAESI and those receiving thrombolytic or anticoagulant drugs before microdiscectomy were excluded...
December 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093231/the-effects-of-6-gingerol-on-reproductive-improvement-liver-functioning-and-cyclooxygenase-2-gene-expression-in-estradiol-valerate-induced-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-wistar-rats
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Parisa Sadat Pournaderi, Parichehreh Yaghmaei, Hamidreza Khodaei, Zahra Noormohammadi, Seyed Hossein Hejazi
6- gingerol is the major pungent ingredient of ginger with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In this study, we evaluate the effects of 6- gingerol on the biochemical parameters and ovarian histological improvements in estradiol valerate (EV) induced PCOS rats. Thirty six female Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups: control, received normal diet, PCOS control, received 4 mg/kg EV injection for 28 days and two experimental groups, received an EV injection for 28 days and followed by 6- gingerol (200 μg/kg and 400 μg/kg) for 14 days...
January 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089187/effect-of-periarticular-morphine-injection-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Kentaro Iwakiri, Yoshito Minami, Yoichi Ohta, Akio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: The periarticular multimodal cocktail injection including morphine is currently commonly used to treat postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Despite its analgesic effect, it is frequently reported to cause nausea and vomiting, which are adverse effects of opioids. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of morphine as a component of a multimodal cocktail injection for providing postoperative analgesia and alleviating swelling in patients who underwent TKA...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078080/three-cases-of-anaphylaxis-following-injection-of-a-depot-corticosteroid-with-evidence-of-ige-sensitization-to-macrogols-rather-than-the-active-steroid
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Nicolaj Brandt, Lene H Garvey, Ulla Bindslev-Jensen, Henrik Fomsgaard Kjaer, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Charlotte G Mortz
We present three cases with anaphylaxis after injection of a depot corticosteroid. First, the steroid was suspected as the elicitor, but after evaluation the excipient macrogol was found to be the elicitor. One of the patients had reactions to several unrelated drugs. Increased awareness of anaphylaxis to excipients such as macrogols is needed, especially when allergy tests for the active drug is negative and in patients with a history of repeated anaphylaxis to seemingly unrelated drugs. To establish the correct diagnosis it is important to test with the exact formulation of the culprit drug, as well as all the ingredients including excipients...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077332/molecular-identification-of-star-and-3%C3%AE-hsd1-and-characterization-in-response-to-gnih-stimulation-in-protogynous-hermaphroditic-grouper-epinephelus-coioides
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Qingqing Wang, Xin Qi, Haipei Tang, Yin Guo, Shuisheng Li, Gaofei Li, Xiaoli Yang, Haifa Zhang, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin
Gonadal steroids are critical factors in reproduction and sex reverse process. StAR (steroidogenic acute regulatory protein), transferring the cholesterol from the outer mitochondrial membrane to the inner membrane, is the rate-limiting factor of steroidogenesis. 3βHSD (3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/Δ5-Δ4 isomerase), converting Δ5-steroids into Δ4-steroids, is an important oxidoreductase in steroidogenesis. In the present study, StAR and 3βHSD1 were cloned and characterized from protogynous orange-spotted grouper...
January 8, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072809/optimal-angle-of-contralateral-oblique-view-in-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injection-depending-on-the-needle-tip-position
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Jun Young Park, Myung-Hwan Karm, Doo Hwan Kim, Jae-Young Lee, Hye-Joo Yun, Jeong Hun Suh
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck and upper extremity pain associated with cervical origin is common, and cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (CILESIs) are frequently used to manage the symptoms of cervical spinal disorders. However, CILESIs are associated with risks such as dural puncture and cord injury. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the optimal needle tip visualization, in order to minimize CILESIs-induced complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072802/efficacy-of-adjuvant-10-hypertonic-saline-in-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-a-retrospective-analysis
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Eun Young Joo, Won Uk Koh, Seong-Soo Choi, Jae-Hyung Choi, Ho-Soo Ahn, Hye Joo Yun, Jin-Woo Shin
BACKGROUND: Chronic lower back pain with or without radiculopathy represents an important medical, social, and economic problem. Many treatment modalities and techniques, including surgery and epidural administration of steroids, have been used to manage this pain. Hypertonic saline, which has been used as an adjunct to percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis, can also be injected via a transforaminal approach in expectation of longer-lasting effects. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the effect of adding hypertonic saline to conventional transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFEI) to provide pain relief for chronic radiculopathy patients...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072635/does-the-timing-of-preoperative-epidural-steroid-injection-affect-infection-risk-after-acdf-or-posterior-cervical-fusion
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Jourdan M Cancienne, Brian C Werner, Varun Puvanesarajah, Hamid Hassanzadeh, Anuj Singla, Frank H Shen, Adam L Shimer
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective database analysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether any association exists between preoperative cervical epidural steroid injections (CESIs) at various time intervals before anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or posterior cervical fusion (PCF) and the incidence of postoperative infection. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although infectious complications following CESI are uncommon, the association between preoperative CESI and postoperative infection following ACDF or PCF has yet to be evaluated in the current literature...
January 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062253/spinal-neuropeptide-expression-and-neuropathic-behavior-in-the-acute-and-chronic-phases-after-spinal-cord-injury-effects-of-progesterone-administration
#10
María F Coronel, Marcelo J Villar, Pablo R Brumovsky, Susana L González
Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) develop chronic pain that severely compromises their quality of life. We have previously reported that progesterone (PG), a neuroprotective steroid, could offer a promising therapeutic strategy for neuropathic pain. In the present study, we explored temporal changes in the expression of the neuropeptides galanin and tyrosine (NPY) and their receptors (GalR1 and GalR2; Y1R and Y2R, respectively) in the injured spinal cord and evaluated the impact of PG administration on both neuropeptide systems and neuropathic behavior...
January 3, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060116/angiokeratoma-of-tongue
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Satvinder S Bakshi
A 9 year old male presented with diffuse swelling on his tongue since childhood associated with intermittent bleeding. On examination there was multiple, sessile, firm, pinkish, erythematous, shiny papules on both dorsal and ventral surface of the tongue. Angiokeratomas are vascular malformations of capillaries characterized clinically by asymptomatic, solitary or multiple, keratotic papules or plaques, and histologically by benign vascular ectasia of the papillary dermis. Treatment usually consists of local excision and intralesional injection of steroids...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059710/inadvertent-intrafacet-injection-during-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injection-a-comparison-of-ct-fluoroscopic-and-conventional-fluoroscopic-guidance
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P G Kranz, A B Joshi, L A Roy, K R Choudhury, T J Amrhein
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Inadvertent intrafacet injection can occur during interlaminar epidural steroid injection, resulting in a false-positive loss of resistance and nontarget injection of medication. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the observed rates of this phenomenon during lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injection performed by using conventional fluoroscopic and CT fluoroscopic guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 349 lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injections performed by using conventional fluoroscopy or CT fluoroscopic guidance to determine the observed rates of inadvertent intrafacet injection with each technique...
November 10, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052712/the-effects-of-perinatal-steroid-therapy-on-growth-factor-levels-during-different-stages-of-the-developing-brain
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Burçin İşcan, Funda Tuzun, Serap Cilaker Micili, Kazim Tugyan, Nuray Duman, Hasan Ozkan, Abdullah Kumral
OBJECTIVE: Excess glucocorticoid exposure on the fetal brain during critical stages of development has considerable effects on the development of the central nervous system. This study thus aimed to evaluate the differential effects of glucocorticoid exposure on critical growth factor levels during different stages of brain maturation. METHODS: For this purpose, forty-two rat pups were divided into six groups based on the timing of betamethasone administration. Rats in the treatment groups were exposed to intraperitoneal betamethasone injections beginning at different time points (postnatal days 1, 2, and 3)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051945/sex-specific-effects-of-high-yolk-androgen-levels-on-constitutive-and-cell-mediated-immune-responses-in-nestlings-of-an-altricial-passerine
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Jaime Muriel, Lorenzo Pérez-Rodríguez, Manuel E Ortiz-Santaliestra, Marisa Puerta, Diego Gil
Avian embryos are exposed to yolk androgens that are incorporated into the egg by the ovulating female. These steroids can affect several aspects of embryo development, often resulting in increases in overall size or the speed of growth of different traits. However, several studies suggest that they also entail immune costs to the offspring. In this study, we explored whether variation in yolk androgen concentration affected several measures of the constitutive and cell-mediated immune axes in the spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor)...
January 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043311/acromion-types-and-role-of-corticosteroid-with-shoulder-impingement-syndrome
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Muhammad Akram, Syed Faraz Ul Hassan Shah Gillani, Faheem Mubashir Farooqi, Syed Muhammad Awais
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between shoulder impingement and morphological characteristics of acromion and the role of sub-acromial injection of methylprednisolone in the short-term treatment for relieving pain and improve functional disability of these patients. STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Unit-I (DOST-I), Mayo Hospital, Lahore, between November 2013 to June 2014...
December 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035909/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-lidocaine-and-betamethasone-dipropionate-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-injection
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Bahar Dernek, Tugba Aydin, Pinar Kursuz Koseoglu, Fatma Nur Kesiktas, Tugba Yesilyurt, Demirhan Diracoglu, Cihan Aksoy
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a commonly seen peripheral nerve mononeuropathy. Corticosteroid injection within the carpal tunnel is among the conservative treatment options. The exact mechanism of action of steroids is not fully clear; decreased inflammation surrounding nerves or tendons is thought to be the main effect. Lidocaine has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects on certain cells (monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils etc.). The aim of this study is to evaulate the efficacy of lidocaine treatment as a alternative to corticosteroid treatment in carpal tunnel syndrome...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034968/is-there-a-relationship-between-body-mass-index-and-fluoroscopy-time-during-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injections
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Zachary L McCormick, Ryan Mattie, Ali Ebrahimi, David T Lee, Austin Marcolina, Joel Press, D J Kennedy, Matthew Smuck, David R Walega, Daniel Cushman
: BACKGROUND : The challenge of obtaining medical imaging in individuals with higher body mass index (BMI) is described, but there is minimal data regarding the relationship between BMI and fluoroscopy time during cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injection (CIESI). OBJECTIVE : To determine the relationship between BMI and fluoroscopy time during CIESI. METHODS : Retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent fluoroscopically guided CIESI between January 2014 and February 2015 at an academic pain medicine center...
December 29, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033296/intratympanic-steroids-injection-is-effective-for-the-treatment-of-drop-attacks-with-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-and-delayed-endolymphatic-hydrops-a-retrospective-study
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Bo Liu, Yangming Leng, Renhong Zhou, Jingjing Liu, Dongdong Liu, Su-Lin Zhang, Wei-Jia Kong
Drop attack (DA) associated with Ménière's disease (MD) and delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH) is not common and may cause life-threatening clinical problems. The intratympanic dexamethasone (ITD) is one of primary treatments for MD or DEH. Our study investigated the effect of ITD on the DA associated with endolymphatic hydrops (EH).We retrospectively reviewed 10 patients with MD- and DEH-associated DA between January 2009 and December 2013 in Outpatient Department of Otolaryngology, Union Hospital, Wuhan, China...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030789/the-ssri-fluoxetine-exhibits-mild-effects-on-the-reproductive-axis-in-the-cichlid-fish-cichlasoma-dimerus-teleostei-cichliformes
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Luciana S Dorelle, Rodrigo H Da Cuña, Graciela Rey Vázquez, Christian Höcht, Akio Shimizu, Griselda Genovese, Fabiana L Lo Nostro
Among the wide variety of pharmaceuticals released into the environment, Fluoxetine (FLX), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, is one of the most prescribed for the treatment of major depression. It inhibits serotonin (5-HT) reuptake at the presinaptic membrane, increasing serotonergic activity. In vertebrates, including fish, the serotonergic system is closely related to the Hypothalamic Pituitary Gonadal (HPG) axis which regulates reproduction. As FLX can act as an endocrine disrupting compound (EDC) by affecting several reproductive parameters in fish, the aim of this study was to provide an integral assessment of the potential effect of FLX on the reproductive axis of the Neotropical freshwater fish Cichlasoma dimerus...
December 25, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028531/prophylactic-steroid-administration-for-strictures-after-endoscopic-resection-of-large-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Tomohiro Kadota, Tomonori Yano, Tomoji Kato, Maomi Imajoh, Masaaki Noguchi, Hiroyuki Morimoto, Shozo Osera, Yusuke Yoda, Yasuhiro Oono, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Atsushi Ohtsu, Kazuhiro Kaneko
Background and study aims: One of the major complications after endoscopic resection (ER) for large superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is benign esophageal stricture, which can reduce quality of life even if ESCC achieves a cure without organ resection. Recently, steroid administration has been reported as a prophylactic treatment to prevent esophageal strictures. This retrospective study evaluated the stricture rate according to the different width of mucosal defects due to ER and compared it to that seen with prophylactic steroid administration...
December 2016: Endoscopy International Open
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