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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932698/quantitative-magnetic-resonance-mr-neurography-for-evaluation-of-peripheral-nerves-and-plexus-injuries
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REVIEW
Teodoro Martín Noguerol, Rafael Barousse, Mariano Socolovsky, Antonio Luna
Traumatic conditions of peripheral nerves and plexus have been classically evaluated by morphological imaging techniques and electrophysiological tests. New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies based on 3D fat-suppressed techniques are providing high accuracy for peripheral nerve injury evaluation from a qualitative point of view. However, these techniques do not provide quantitative information. Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) are functional MRI techniques that are able to evaluate and quantify the movement of water molecules within different biological structures...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931824/boosted-regeneration-and-reduced-denervated-muscle-atrophy-by-neuroheal-in-a-pre-clinical-model-of-lumbar-root-avulsion-with-delayed-reimplantation
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David Romeo-Guitart, Joaquim Forés, Xavier Navarro, Caty Casas
The "gold standard" treatment of patients with spinal root injuries consists of delayed surgical reconnection of nerves. The sooner, the better, but problems such as injury-induced motor neuronal death and muscle atrophy due to long-term denervation mean that normal movement is not restored. Herein we describe a preclinical model of root avulsion with delayed reimplantation of lumbar roots that was used to establish a new adjuvant pharmacological treatment. Chronic treatment (up to 6 months) with NeuroHeal, a new combination drug therapy identified using a systems biology approach, exerted long-lasting neuroprotection, reduced gliosis and matrix proteoglycan content, accelerated nerve regeneration by activating the AKT pathway, promoted the formation of functional neuromuscular junctions, and reduced denervation-induced muscular atrophy...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929059/incidence-of-facial-nerve-canal-dehiscence-in-primary-and-revision-cholesteatoma-surgery
#3
Mohammad Faramarzi, Sareh Roosta
The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the incidence of facial canal dehiscence (FCD) in primary and revision cholesteatoma surgery in a tertiary referral center. Moreover, our second goal was to identify association between FCD and other intra-operative pathological findings in a group of patients with cholesteatoma surgery. Inclusion criteria were primary and revision canal wall up and canal wall down tympanomastoidectomy in patients who suffers from chronic otitis media (COM) with cholesteatoma...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927912/steinmann-pins-for-c1-lateral-mass-screw-placement-during-atlantoaxial-stabilization
#4
Joshua E Meyers, Kunal Vakharia, Joseph M Kowalski, Vassilios G Dimopoulos, John Pollina
OBJECTIVE: The authors describe a modified technique for placement of the C1 lateral mass screw using a Steinmann pin as a guide. This technique minimizes dissection and provides atlantoaxial stabilization during arthrodesis. METHODS: In our technique, a non-threaded 1.6mm spade-tip Steinmann pin is placed into the lateral mass of C1 to serve as a guide over which a powered drill is used for screw insertion. Perioperative data were collected for consecutive patients who underwent a C1-2 arthrodesis that involved the modified technique between March 2010 and July 2016...
September 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927209/intraoperative-imaging-in-traumatic-peripheral-nerve-lesions-correlating-histologic-cross-sections-with-high-resolution-ultrasound
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S Shelby Burks, Iahn Cajigas, Jean Jose, Allan D Levi
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative ultrasound (US) has been used as a guide during surgery to better identify deep neuroanatomical structures. OBJECTIVE: To correlate histologic cross-sections from nerve samples taken at the time of surgery with axial, high-resolution US images at similar locations and validate this important tool for intraoperative guidance in nerve surgery. METHODS: Three subjects undergoing nerve repair procedures after traumatic nerve injuries were enrolled prospectively...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924145/a-novel-mouse-model-of-traumatic-optic-neuropathy-using-external-ultrasound-energy-to-achieve-focal-indirect-optic-nerve-injury
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Wensi Tao, Galina Dvoriantchikova, Brian C Tse, Steven Pappas, Tsung-Han Chou, Manuel Tapia, Vittorio Porciatti, Dmitry Ivanov, David T Tse, Daniel Pelaez
Traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) is a devastating cause of permanent visual loss following blunt injury to the head. Animal models for TON exist, but most fail to recapitulate the clinical scenario of closed head indirect trauma to the nerve and subsequent neurodegeneration. Thus, we developed a clinically-relevant animal model for TON using a novel ultrasonic pulse injury modality (sonication-induced TON; SI-TON). To trigger TON, a microtip probe sonifier was placed on the supraorbital ridge directly above the entrance of the optic nerve into the bony canal...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923584/seeing-the-difference-painless-progressive-vision-loss-in-a-vasculopath
#7
Jenny L Lauschke, Katherine Masselos, Jennifer Sandbach, Clare L Fraser
A 78-year-old Caucasian man with significant vascular disease reported sudden onset of worsened vision during a routine wound-care appointment for non-healing necrotic leg ulcers. He described painless blurring of vision with grey scotomas in his RE, his only well-seeing eye, following trauma to the LE as a child. He presented with retinal ischemia, a cotton-wool spot and optic nerve swelling. Temporal artery biopsy showed myxoid degeneration and extensive calcium deposition which also was shown on imaging throughout his carotid and vertebral arterial system, the clinical picture of calciphylaxis...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920894/electro-thermal-equivalent-3d-finite-element-model-of-a-single-neuron
#8
I Cinelli, M Destrade, M Duffy, P McHugh
OBJECTIVE: We propose a novel approach for modelling the inter-dependence of electrical and mechanical phenomena in nervous cells, by using electro-thermal equivalences in finite element (FE) analysis so that existing thermo-mechanical tools can be applied. METHODS: First, the equivalence between electrical and thermal properties of the nerve materials is established, and results of a pure heat conduction analysis performed in Abaqus CAE Software 6.13-3 are validated with analytical solutions for a range of steady and transient conditions...
September 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918531/penetrating-orbital-trauma-leading-to-trans-orbital-brain-herniation
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Siddharth Vankipuram, Chittij Srivastava, B K Ojha, Sushant Sahoo
INTRODUCTION: Development of a posttraumatic herniation of brain parenchyma through the orbit is a rare complication of orbital roof fracture. Mostly, the injury is due to a direct impact to the frontal region resulting in orbital roof fracture with dural defect and herniation of cerebrospinal fluid or brain parenchyma. These patients present with acute or gradually progressive proptosis with impending risk of loss of vision and mandate surgical decompression of optic nerve with watertight closure of the dural defect...
September 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918266/nanomedicine-for-safe-healing-of-bone-trauma-opportunities-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Shahed Behzadi, Gaurav A Luther, Mitchel B Harris, Omid C Farokhzad, Morteza Mahmoudi
Historically, high-energy extremity injuries resulting in significant soft-tissue trauma and bone loss were often deemed unsalvageable and treated with primary amputation. With improved soft-tissue coverage and nerve repair techniques, these injuries now present new challenges in limb-salvage surgery. High-energy extremity trauma is pre-disposed to delayed or unpredictable bony healing and high rates of infection, depending on the integrity of the soft-tissue envelope. Furthermore, orthopedic trauma surgeons are often faced with the challenge of stabilizing and repairing large bony defects while promoting an optimal environment to prevent infection and aid bony healing...
September 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913737/minimally-invasive-endoscopic-thyroid-surgery-using-a-collar-access-experience-in-246-cases-with-the-cevits-technique
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Franz G Messenbaeck, Michael Weitzendorfer, Cornelia Kaminski, Kai Witzel
BACKGROUND: The arguments for applying minimally invasive techniques are, besides cosmetic results, reduced access trauma and less postoperative pain. In thyroid surgery, cosmetic aspects are gaining importance. Whether minimally invasive endoscopic thyroid surgery is less painful has not been shown yet. METHOD: In this study, we analyse the outcome of 246 patients who underwent cervical endoscopic video-assisted thyroid surgery (CEViTS) regarding the surgery itself, their postoperative pain and satisfaction with the procedure...
September 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913287/cryptogenic-temporal-hollowing
#12
Ie Hyon Park, Heeyeon Kwon, Sang Wha Kim
Temporal hollowing is a common complication that occurs after coronal approach surgeries. However, temporal hollowing without previous nerve damage or trauma history is rare. Herein, we present a patient with cryptogenic temporal hollowing. A 22-year-old man without any history of craniofacial interventions or trauma presented with temporal hallowing. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed fatty degeneration of the left temporalis muscle. Electromyography and nerve conduction study showed no signs of neurologic abnormalities...
December 2016: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905812/carbon-fiber-on-polyimide-ultra-microelectrodes
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Wintrop F Gillis, Charles A Lissandrello, Jun Shen, Ben W Pearre, Alket Mertiri, Felix Deku, Stuart Cogan, Bradley J Holinski, Daniel J Chew, Alice E White, Timothy M Otchy, Timothy Gardner
OBJECTIVE: Most preparations for making neural recordings degrade over time and eventually fail due to insertion trauma and reactive tissue response. The magnitudes of these responses are thought to be related to the electrode size (specifically, the cross-sectional area), the relative stiffness of the electrode, and the degree of tissue tolerance for the material. Flexible carbon fiber ultra-microelectrodes have a much smaller cross-section than traditional electrodes and low tissue reactivity, and thus may enable improved longevity of neural recordings in the central and peripheral nervous systems...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905370/neuromodulation-and-devices-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
#14
Kevin Weber
PREMISE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain disorder that has been studied for decades. Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) is either idiopathic or caused by neurovascular compression. The related painful trigeminal neuropathies are often secondary to other causes, such as multiple sclerosis or trauma. PROBLEM: Therapies for trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathy have often been pharmacologic or surgical. Pharmacologic therapies are not effective in some cases and often cause side effects, some substantial...
September 14, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904575/facial-palsy-in-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-an-atypical-case-in-a-young-girl
#15
Ayşe Kartal
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare and potentially life-threating cause of stroke. A number of etiologies and risk factors for CVT have been identified so far. These include head trauma, local and systemic infectious diseases, malignancies, autoimmune diseases, and oral contraceptive use. The most common clinical symptoms are headache and changes in consciousness. Cranial nerve palsy in CVT is uncommon, and there are very few reports of facial nerve palsy. This case report highlights an atypical manifestation in a CVT patient, who presented with peripheral facial palsy...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900824/external-nasal-neuralgia-an-update
#16
REVIEW
Hida Nierenburg, Morgane Swift Morris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: External nasal neuralgia is a rare syndrome of atypical facial pain for which there is limited reports in the scientific literature. We aim to review diagnosis and provide an update on treatments for this rare condition. RECENT FINDINGS: Etiology has been documented as post-traumatic due to direct trauma to the nose area and in few case reports, idiopathic. Sensory innervation of the nose arises from the ophthalmic and maxillary divisions of the trigeminal nerve...
September 13, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894837/dental-occlusion-ties-a-rapid-safe-and-non-invasive-maxillo-mandibular-fixation-technology
#17
Alan W Johnson
OBJECTIVES: For decades, Erich arch bars have been a standard in establishing maxillo-mandibular fixation (MMF). While reliable, the approach risks sharps injury, consumes operating room time, and inflicts gingival trauma. Newer technologies including screw-based techniques and "hybrid" techniques have improved MMF by reducing sharps injuries and operating room time, but risk injury to tooth roots, nerves, and gingiva. This study aims to establish the application, strengths, and limitations of dental occlusion ties as a novel alternative in maxillo-mandibular fixation...
August 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894816/evaluation-of-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-through-biomaterial-conduits-via-micro-ct-imaging
#18
Sarah K Pixley, Tracy M Hopkins, Kevin J Little, David B Hom
OBJECTIVE: Hollow nerve conduits made of natural or synthetic biomaterials are used clinically to aid regeneration of peripheral nerves damaged by trauma or disease. To support healing, conduit lumen patency must be maintained until recovery occurs. New methods to study conduit structural integrity would provide an important means to optimize conduits in preclinical studies. We explored a novel combined technique to examine structural integrity of two types of nerve conduits after in vivo healing...
December 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893848/a-review-of-10-years-of-scapula-injuries-sustained-by-uk-military-personnel-on-operations
#19
Darren C Roberts, D M Power, S A Stapley
BACKGROUND: Scapula fractures are relatively uncommon injuries, mostly occurring due to the effects of high-energy trauma. Rates of scapula fractures are unknown in the military setting. The aim of this study is to analyse the incidence, aetiology, associated injuries, treatment and complications of these fractures occurring in deployed military personnel. METHODS: All UK military personnel returning with upper limb injuries from Afghanistan and Iraq were retrospectively reviewed using the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine database and case notes (2004-2014)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892066/effects-of-vagus-nerve-stimulation-on-extinction-of-conditioned-fear-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-in-rats
#20
L J Noble, I J Gonzalez, V B Meruva, K A Callahan, B D Belfort, K R Ramanathan, E Meyers, M P Kilgard, R L Rennaker, C K McIntyre
Exposure-based therapies help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to extinguish conditioned fear of trauma reminders. However, controlled laboratory studies indicate that PTSD patients do not extinguish conditioned fear as well as healthy controls, and exposure therapy has high failure and dropout rates. The present study examined whether vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) augments extinction of conditioned fear and attenuates PTSD-like symptoms in an animal model of PTSD. To model PTSD, rats were subjected to a single prolonged stress (SPS) protocol, which consisted of restraint, forced swim, loss of consciousness, and 1 week of social isolation...
August 22, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
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