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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226408/which-regional-pain-rating-best-predicts-patient-reported-improvement-in-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Mark C Bicket, Paul F Pasquina, Steven P Cohen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the best regional pain score cutoff value that corresponds with patient-reported improvement in lumbosacral radiculopathy (LSR). DESIGN: Retrospective pooled data analysis from 3 randomized, controlled, multicenter trials using similar outcome assessments. All participants were exposed to interventions (epidural injections). SETTING: Military medical centers (6 U.S.A., 1 Germany) and large tertiary care hospitals (4 urban, 1 Veterans Affairs) between 2008 and 2014...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215814/what-is-the-evidence-the-issue-of-verifying-correct-needle-position-during-epidural-anaesthesia-in-dogs
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REVIEW
Chiara Adami, Karine Gendron
OBJECTIVES: To review the methods for verifying the needle position while performing epidural anaesthesia in dogs, and to discuss the advantages, disadvantages, usefulness and reliability of each technique in the experimental and clinical research setting. DATABASES USED: PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar and the Basel University Library online catalogues; the latter, which was provided by the University of Berne, were used as databases. The results were filtered manually based on the titles and abstracts in order to narrow the field...
January 9, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214220/comparison-of-the-hanging-drop-technique-and-running-drip-method-for-identifying-the-epidural-space-in-dogs
#3
Fernando Martinez-Taboada, José I Redondo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the running-drip and hanging-drop techniques for locating the epidural space in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, clinical trial. ANIMALS: Forty-five healthy dogs requiring epidural anaesthesia. METHODS: Dogs were randomized into four groups and administered epidural anaesthesia in sternal (S) or lateral (L) recumbency. All blocks were performed by the same person using Tuohy needles with either a fluid-prefilled hub (HDo) or connected to a drip set attached to a fluid bag elevated 60 cm (RDi)...
January 8, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209578/intraforaminal-location-of-thoracolumbar-radicular-arteries-providing-an-anterior-radiculomedullary-artery-using-flat-panel-catheter-angiotomography
#4
L Gregg, D E Sorte, P Gailloud
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flat panel catheter angiotomography performed during the selective injection of intersegmental arteries offers a multiplanar assessment of the intraforaminal course of the radicular arteries providing an anterior radiculomedullary artery. Injury of anterior radiculomedullary arteries during transforaminal epidural steroid injections can result in spinal cord damage. Evaluations of the intraforaminal location of these arteries have so far been limited to anteroposterior views or the examination of cadaveric material...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207315/diagnosis-of-lumbosacral-diskospondylosis-in-a-bucking-bull-assisted-by-high-definition-thermal-and-nuclear-scintigraphic-imaging
#5
Marc Caldwell, Thomas Passler, Ram C Purohit, David Pascoe, Dwight F Wolfe
CASE DESCRIPTION An 8-year-old Brahman-cross bull was evaluated for left hind limb lameness of 2 months' duration. The lameness was first noticed during a rodeo bucking performance, immediately after the bull appeared to land inappropriately on the affected limb. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination findings revealed left hind limb lameness, ataxia, and left-sided epaxial muscle atrophy. Palpation per rectum along the lumbar portion of the vertebral column revealed evidence of exostosis of the ventral aspect...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204744/finding-an-answer-comments-on-a-randomized-trial-of-epidural-glucocorticoid-injections-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#6
Andrew J Engel, D Scott Kreiner, Milan P Stojanovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204730/the-effectiveness-and-risks-of-fluoroscopically-guided-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injections-a-systematic-review-with-comprehensive-analysis-of-the-published-data
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Anil K Sharma, Yakov Vorobeychik, Ronald Wasserman, Jessica Jameson, Maxim Moradian, Belinda Duszynski, David J Kennedy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203184/spinal-cord-infarction-after-cervical-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Jangsup Moon, Hyung-Min Kwon
INTRODUCTION: Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is a widely used nonsurgical procedure in the treatment of patients with radiculopathy. It is efficacious in relieving pain, but a number of complications are being reported. Recently, increasing frequency of major complications, such as spinal cord infarction and cerebral infarction, has been reported with the use of a particulate steroid within fluoroscopic-guided procedures. METHODS: We report a 49-year-old man with a history of chronic cervical radiculopathy, who experienced a devastating complication after TFESI...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196128/in-vivo-images-of-the-epidural-space-with-two-and-three-dimensional-optical-coherence-tomography-in-a-porcine-model
#9
Wen-Chuan Kuo, Meng-Chun Kao, Mei-Yung Tsou, Chien-Kun Ting
BACKGROUND: No reports exist concerning in vivo optical coherence tomography visualization of the epidural space and the blood patch process in the epidural space. In this study, we produced real-time two-dimensional and reconstructed three-dimensional images of the epidural space by using optical coherence tomography in a porcine model. We also aimed to produce three-dimensional optical coherence tomography images of the dura puncture and blood patch process. METHODS: Two-dimensional and three-dimensional optical coherence tomography images were obtained using a swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192271/ventral-spontaneous-durotomy-following-vaginal-delivery
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Nitin Agarwal, Ahmed I Kashkoush, Arpan V Prabhu, Raymond F Sekula
INTRODUCTION: Dural breaches have a diverse etiology, including spontaneous rupture and trauma. Most cases resolve with bedrest, though in refractory cases an epidural blood patch can be placed to obstruct further leakage. Here, we discuss a unique case of a spontaneous ventral durotomy following vaginal delivery managed with injections of autologous blood through bilateral transforaminal needles. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 36-year-old pregnant female presented to the inpatient maternity ward with positional occipital headaches and neck pain 24 hours following normal spontaneous vaginal delivery...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182130/therapeutic-effect-of-epidural-hyaluronic-acid-in-a-rat-model-of-foraminal-stenosis
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Francis Sahngun Nahm, Pyung Bok Lee, Ghee Young Choe, Young Jin Lim, Yong Chul Kim
PURPOSE: Since receiving a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space having serious adverse events, we have sought alternative medications for injection at this site. Hyaluronic acid (HA) has anti-adhesive, anti-inflammatory, and lubricating properties, so could potentially be useful for spinal pain. The exact mechanism by which spinal stenosis develops is not fully understood, but is likely to involve inflammation...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181346/comparison-of-caudal-ropivacaine-morphine-and-paravertebral-catheter-for-major-upper-abdominal-surgery-in-infants
#12
Makoto Sato, Takafumi Iida, Chika Kikuchi, Tomoki Sasakawa, Takayuki Kunisawa
BACKGROUND: The caudal epidural block is one of the most commonly used regional anesthetic techniques in children. Administration of morphine via caudal injection enables analgesia, even for upper abdominal surgery. The thoracic paravertebral block has also been successfully used to treat perioperative pain during upper abdominal procedures in pediatric patients. AIM: In the current study, we compared the two regional techniques for upper abdominal surgery in infants to determine whether one of them was preferable to the other...
February 8, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176970/percutaneous-vertebroplasty-and-interventional-tumor-removal-for-malignant-vertebral-compression-fractures-and-or-spinal-metastatic-tumor-with-epidural-involvement-a-prospective-pilot-study
#13
Yi-Feng Gu, Qing-Hua Tian, Yong-Dong Li, Chun-Gen Wu, Yan Su, Hong-Mei Song, Cheng-Jian He, Dong Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and interventional tumor removal (ITR), with PVP alone for malignant vertebral compression fractures and/or spinal metastatic tumor with epidural involvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 124 patients were selected for PVP and ITR (n = 71, group A) and PVP alone (n = 53, group B). A 14 G needle and guide wire were inserted into the vertebral body, followed by sequential dilatation of the tract until the last cannula reached the anterior portion of the pedicle...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175435/161%C3%A2-patient-reported-outcomes-after-epidural-steroid-injections-vs-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-disease-a-prospective-matched-cohort-study
#14
Ahilan Sivaganesan, Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, Matthew J McGirt, Clinton J Devin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168618/the-short-and-midterm-outcomes-of-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-injection-with-preganglionic-and-postganglionic-approach-in-lumbosacral-radiculopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Saran Pairuchvej, Alisara Arirachakaran, Gun Keorochana, Komkrich Wattanapaiboon, Surapon Atiprayoon, Phoonyathorn Phatthanathitikarn, Jatupon Kongtharvonskul
The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes after preganglionic versus ganglionic epidural steroid injection (ESI) using a systematic review and network meta-analysis. A systematic review and meta-regression was performed to compare postoperative outcomes between the two difference injection techniques. Relevant randomized controlled trials were identified from Medline and Scopus up to September 24, 2016. Sixteen out of 598 studies were eligible; 3, 2, and 3 studies were included in the pooling of outcomes including effectiveness, visual analog score (VAS), and complications (nerve root, injury, dural puncture, and intraneural injection)...
February 6, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165638/anatomical-complications-of-epidural-anesthesia-a-comprehensive-review
#16
REVIEW
Prasanthi Maddali, Marc Moisi, Jeni Page, Parthasarathi Chamiraju, Christian Fisahn, Rod Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Epidural anesthesia is a versatile technique widely used in treating lumbar spinal pain syndromes. Complications during these procedures can arise either from needle placement or from administration of medication. Potential risks include infection, hematoma, intravascular or subdural injections of medication, direct nerve trauma, air embolism, entry into a disc space, urinary retention, radiation exposure, and hypersensitivity reactions. The objective of this article is to review the complications of lumbar epidural injections and discuss the potential pitfalls related to these procedures...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162717/-466-the-impact-of-body-mass-index-on-fluoroscopy-time-during-lumbar-epidural-steroid-injection-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#17
S Choxi, Z McCormick, D Cushman, D Walega, D Lee, A Marcolina, J Press, D Kennedy, M Smuck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162708/-461-inadvertent-filum-terminale-needle-placement-during-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-a-case-report
#18
R Ramsook, D Spinner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131113/epidural-analgesia-for-labor-continuous-infusion-versus-programmed-intermittent-bolus
#19
REVIEW
Onyi C Onuoha
Despite the traditional practice to maintain labor analgesia with a combination of continuous epidural infusion and patient-controlled epidural analgesia using an automated epidural pump; compelling data now shows that bolus injection through the epidural catheter may result in better distribution of anesthetic solution in the epidural space. The programmed intermittent epidural bolus technique is proposed as a better maintenance mode and may represent a more effective mode of maintaining epidural analgesia for labor, especially prolonged labor...
March 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119838/the-prognostic-value-of-enhanced-mri-and-fluoroscopic-factors-for-predicting-the-effects-of-transforaminal-steroid-injections-on-lumbosacral-radiating-pain
#20
Yun Suk Jung, Jee Hyun Suh, Ha Young Kim, Kyunghoon Min, Yoongul Oh, Donghwi Park, Ju Seok Ryu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the predictive value of enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluoroscopic factors regarding the effects of transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs) in low back pain (LBP) patients with lumbosacral radiating pain. METHODS: A total of 51 patients who had LBP with radiating pain were recruited between January 2011 and December 2012. The patient data were classified into the two groups 'favorable group' and 'non-favorable group' after 2 weeks of follow-up results...
December 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
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