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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727719/intercostal-neuralgia-occurring-as-a-complication-of-splanchnic-nerve-radiofrequency-ablation-in-a-patient-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Saipriya Tewari, Anil Agarwal, Sujeet K Gautam, Rajashree Madabushi
Our intent is to report a case of intercostal neuralgia occuring as a complication of splanchnic radiofreqency ablation (RFA), due to a breach in the integrity of the insulating sheath of the RFA needle.A 48-year-old man presented to our pain clinic with upper abdominal pain due to chronic pancreatitis, recalcitrant to medical management. We decided to perform bilateral splanchnic nerve RFA in this patient. After confirmation of bilateral correct needle placement under fluoroscopic guidance and sensorimotor testing, RFA was performed on the right side uneventfully...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727713/local-brain-activity-differences-between-herpes-zoster-and-postherpetic-neuralgia-patients-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
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Song Cao, Ying Li, Wenwen Deng, Bangyong Qin, Yi Zhang, Peng Xie, Jie Yuan, Buwei Yu, Tian Yu
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) can develop into postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), both of which are painful diseases. PHN patients suffer chronic pain and emotional disorders. Previous studies showed that the PHN brain displayed abnormal activity and structural change, but the difference in brain activity between HZ and PHN is still not known. OBJECTIVES: To identify regional brain activity changes in HZ and PHN brains with resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) technique, and to observe the differences between HZ and PHN patients...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727712/intervertebral-foramen-injection-of-ozone-relieves-mechanical-allodynia-and-enhances-analgesic-effect-of-gabapentin-in-animal-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Wen-Jun Luo, Fan Yang, Fei Yang, Wei Sun, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Liang Wang, Fang-Fang Wu, Jiang-Lin Wang, Jia-Shuang Wang, Su-Min Guan, Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: In a 5-year follow-up study in a hospital in southern China, it was shown that intervertebral foramen (IVF) injection of ozone at the involved segmental levels could significantly alleviate paroxysmal spontaneous pain and mechanical allodynia in patients with chronic, intractable postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and improve the quality of life. However, so far no proof-of-concept studies in animals have been available. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate whether IVF ozone has an analgesic effect on animal models of neuropathic and inflammatory pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727708/efficacy-of-short-term-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-acute-subacute-zoster-related-pain-a-retrospective-study
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Dao-Song Dong, Xue Yu, Cheng-Fu Wan, Yan Liu, Lin Zhao, Qi Xi, Wen-Yao Cui, Qiu-Shi Wang, Tao Song
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a refractory condition that impairs the patient's quality of life (QoL), it develops secondary to herpes zoster infection. Therefore, it's important to prevent the transition of acute/subacute zoster-related pain to PHN. Despite of numerous studies, the optimal intervention that reduces PHN incidence is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: We evaluate the efficacy of short-term spinal cord stimulation (stSCS) in patients with refractory acute/subacute zoster-related pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727702/subcutaneous-injection-of-triamcinolone-and-lidocaine-to-prevent-postherpetic-neuralgia
#5
Jiaxiang Ni, Xiaoping Wang, Yuanzhang Tang, Liqiang Yang, Yuanjie Zeng, Yuna Guo
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) is associated with inflammation of the peripheral nerves, which is considered to be an important cause of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Interventions aimed at reducing this inflammation could prevent PHN. One option is the epidural administration of corticosteroid and local anesthetic. However, several authors have reported a risk of arachnoiditis with epidural corticosteroids. Subcutaneous injection in an outpatient setting is a safer option. However, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of this alternative for preventing PHN...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721891/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-improves-patient-reported-quality-of-life-and-reduces-depression
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Rupesh Kotecha, Jacob A Miller, Sujith Modugula, Gene H Barnett, Erin S Murphy, Chandana A Reddy, John H Suh, Gennady Neyman, Andre Machado, Sean Nagel, Samuel T Chao
PURPOSE: To characterize quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The EuroQOL 5 Dimensions (EQ-5D) and Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) were prospectively collected before and after SRS for 50 patients with TN. Pain response and treatment-related facial numbness were classified by Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) scales. Differences in pooled QOL outcomes were tested with paired t tests and sign tests...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721330/truebeam-radiosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-preliminary-results-at-a-single-institution
#7
Mena G Kerolus, Neilayan Sen, Sonal Mayekar, Alistar Templeton, Julius Turian, Aidnag Diaz, Lorenzo Munoz, Richard W Byrne, Sepehr Sani
INTRODUCTION: Radiosurgery is now an established method of satisfactory pain control in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The Varian Truebeam STx (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) linear accelerator (LINAC) system is an arc-based, frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system used for the treatment of TN. To our knowledge, there has been only one published series of patient histories that documents the use of a frameless LINAC system for the treatment of TN. We describe the treatment parameters, patient outcomes, and complications associated with the treatment of TN...
June 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721087/epicrania-fugax-combining-forward-and-backward-paroxysms-in-the-same-patient-the-first-four-cases
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Johanna Barón-Sánchez, Álvaro Gutiérrez-Viedma, Marina Ruiz-Piñero, Alicia Pérez-Pérez, Ángel Luis Guerrero, María L Cuadrado
BACKGROUND: The first description of epicrania fugax (EF) reported brief painful paroxysms that start in posterior regions of the scalp and move forward to reach the ipsilateral forehead, eye, or nose. A backward variation, wherein pain stems from frontal areas and radiates to the posterior scalp, has also been acknowledged. We report four patients with features reminiscent of EF and the coexistence of forward and backward pain paroxysms. METHODS: We considered all patients attending the headache outpatient office at two tertiary hospitals from March 2008 to March 2016...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720166/trigeminal-neuralgia-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-historical-perspective
#9
David B Burkholder, Peter J Koehler, Christopher J Boes
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) was first described in Lehrbuch der Nervenkrankheiten für Ärzte und Studirende in 1894 by Hermann Oppenheim, including a pathologic description of trigeminal root entry zone demyelination. Early English-language translations in 1900 and 1904 did not so explicitly state this association compared with the German editions. The 1911 English-language translation described a more direct association. Other later descriptions were clinical with few pathologic reports, often referencing Oppenheim but citing the 1905 German or 1911 English editions of Lehrbuch...
July 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717987/interventions-for-refractory-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-bayesian-mixed-treatment-comparison-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
INTRODUCTION: Patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) are often refractory to recommended first-line agents. Due to the absence of a systematic review, we undertook a network meta-analysis to assess various interventions that can be used to manage refractory TN. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched using appropriate strategies to identify randomized controlled clinical trials in patients with refractory TN, evaluating the proportion of patients with a minimum of 50% reduction in pain or a minimum of 2 cm reduction in score in an appropriate pain scale or complete pain relief by subjective pain scales...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716880/teaching-neuroimages-amlodipine-responsive-trigeminal-neuralgia-an-alibi-for-vascular-compression-theory
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Ravi Uniyal, Vimal Kumar Paliwal, Neeraj Kumar, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Zafar Neyaz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716773/uncommon-cause-of-cervicobrachial-neuralgia-epidural-abscess-complicating-tuberculous-arthritis
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Sami Kouki, Manel Landolsi, Mehdi Ben Lassoued, Imen Gharsallah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714350/activation-and-expression-of-%C3%AE-calpain-in-dorsal-root-contributes-to-rtx-induced-mechanical-allodynia
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Xiao-Cui Yuan, Cai-Hua Wu, Fang Gao, Hong-Ping Li, Hong-Chun Xiang, He Zhu, Xiao-Li Pan, Li-Xue Lin, Yan-Shen Liu, Wei Yu, Bo Tian, Xian-Fang Meng, Man Li
Background Calpain is a calcium-dependent cysteine protease, and inhibition of calpain by pre-treatment with MDL28170 attenuated the rat mechanical allodynia in a variety of pain models. Postherpetic neuralgia (Shingles) is a neuropathic pain conditioned with the presence of profound mechanical allodynia. Systemic injection of resiniferatoxin can reproduce the clinical symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia. In this study, we determined to study whether activation of calpain contributes to cleave the myelin basic protein of dorsal root and is involved in resiniferatoxin-induced mechanical allodynia of postherpetic neuralgia animal model...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713629/abducent-nerve-palsy-after-microballoon-compression-of-the-trigeminal-ganglion-case-report
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Cassiano Marchi, Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar, Ana Maria Moura, Giovanna Matricardi, Carolina Utsunomya Muniz, Rogério Aires, Flávia Gehrke, Natally Santiago, Samuel Simis
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most common type of facial neuralgia with incidence of 26.8/100,000 person year. In general, this scenario is characterized by a lancinating, unilateral, paroxysmal pain in the area of the fifth cranial nerve. Several treatment methods, including the injection of ethyl alcohol or butyl alcohol into the ganglion, the glycerol injection into the trigeminal cistern, peripheral nerve divisions, the radiofrequency thermocoagulation of the preganglionic fibers, and radiosurgery has been used for TN...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712474/postherpetic-neuralgia-practical-experiences-return-to-traditional-chinese-medicine
#15
REVIEW
Majid Avijgan, Seyedeh Tahoora Hajzargarbashi, Aliasghar Kamran, Mahtab Avijgan
Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complication of herpes zoster that can cause different types of pain in the affected area. It often occurs mainly in severe cases of herpes zoster. The problem is defined as a persisting pain for 90-120 days after relieving of acute phase of herpes lesions. This complication causes suffering in patients and reduces the quality of life. In western medicine's viewpoints, PHN is due to disturbance in local and dermatomal nerves. There are several topical and systemic drugs that are used to manage the pain relief...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710025/inhibitory-effects-of-tetramethylpyrazine-on-pain-transmission-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-in-cci-ion-rats
#16
Wei Xiong, Mengxia Tan, Lingkun He, Xiaoyan Ou, Youhong Jin, Guo Yang, Liping Huang, Yulin Shen, Shu Guan, Changshui Xu, Guilin Li, Shuangmei Liu, Hong Xu, Shangdong Liang, Yun Gao
Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) has anti-inflammatory effects and is used to treat cerebral ischemic injury, but the mechanism of TMP on neural protection is not clear. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a facial pain syndrome that is characterized by paroxysmal, shock-like pain attacks located in the somatosensory distribution of the trigeminal nerve. P2X3 receptor plays a crucial role in facilitating pain transmission. The present study investigates the effects of TMP on trigeminal neuralgia transmission mediated by P2X3 receptor of the trigeminal ganglia (TG)...
July 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708959/assessment-of-the-potential-public-health-impact-of-herpes-zoster-vaccination-in-germany
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Desmond Curran, Desirée Van Oorschot, Lijoy Varghese, Lidia Oostvogels, Tomas Mrkvan, Romulo Colindres, Alfred von Krempelhuber, Anastassia Anastassopoulou
The aim of this study was to compare the public health impact of introducing two Herpes Zoster (HZ) vaccines, Zoster Vaccine Live (ZVL) versus a non-live adjuvanted subunit candidate vaccine (HZ/su), in the German population aged 50+ years split into three age cohorts, i.e. 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ years, respectively. A multi-cohort static Markov model was developed following age cohorts over their lifetime. Demographic data were obtained from the German federal statistical office. HZ incidence and the proportion of HZ individuals developing post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) were derived from German specific sources...
July 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708655/utility-of-brainstem-trigeminal-evoked-potentials-in-patients-with-primary-trigeminal-neuralgia-treated-by-microvascular-decompression
#18
Jin Zhu, Xin Zhang, Hua Zhao, Yin-Da Tang, Ting-Ting Ying, Shi-Ting Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of brainstem trigeminal evoked potentials (BTEP) waveform in patients with and without trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and to discuss the utility of BTEP in patients with primary TN treated by microvascular decompression (MVD). METHODS: A retrospective review of 43 patients who underwent BTEP between January 2016 and June 2016, including 33 patients with TN who underwent MVD and 10 patients without TN. Brainstem trigeminal evoked potentials characteristics of TN and non-TN were summarized, in particular to compare the BTEP changes between pre- and post-MVD, and to discover the relationship between BTEP changes and surgical outcome...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708009/triggering-trigeminal-neuralgia
#19
Giulia Di Stefano, Stine Maarbjerg, Turo Nurmikko, Andrea Truini, Giorgio Cruccu
Introduction Although it is widely accepted that facial pain paroxysms triggered by innocuous stimuli constitute a hallmark sign of trigeminal neuralgia, very few studies to date have systematically investigated the role of the triggers involved. In the recently published diagnostic classification, triggered pain is an essential criterion for the diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia but no study to date has been designed to address this issue directly. In this study, we set out to determine, in patients with trigeminal neuralgia, how frequently triggers are present, which manoeuvres activate them and where cutaneous and mucosal trigger zones are located...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707997/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-vestibular-schwannomas-greater-than-3-cm-in-diameter
#20
Cheng-Wei Huang, Hsien-Tang Tu, Chun-Yi Chuang, Cheng-Siu Chang, Hsi-Hsien Chou, Ming-Tsung Lee, Chuan-Fu Huang
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an important alternative management option for patients with small- and medium-sized vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Its use in the treatment of large tumors, however, is still being debated. The authors reviewed their recent experience to assess the potential role of SRS in larger-sized VSs. METHODS Between 2000 and 2014, 35 patients with large VSs, defined as having both a single dimension > 3 cm and a volume > 10 cm(3), underwent Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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