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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717781/spinal-cord-infarction-mimicking-ischemic-heart-disease
#1
Dae Won Lee, Yoon Hee Choi
Spinal cord infarction is a rare condition and is easily misdiagnosed owing to its initial non-specific manifestation. We report a case of a 77-year-old man who presented with chest pain and upper back pain initially, and was misdiagnosed with a myocardial infarction. Four hours after admission, he complained of numbness in his entire left leg below the knee, with rapid deterioration of neurological symptoms. After 9 hours, loss of sensation progressed up to the T4 dermatome, strength of both lower extremities deteriorated to grade 0, and decrease in anal tone and deep tendon reflex was observed...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712474/postherpetic-neuralgia-practical-experiences-return-to-traditional-chinese-medicine
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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/28701541/afferent-input-and-sensory-function-after-human-spinal-cord-injury
#3
Recep Ali Ozdemir, Monica A Perez
Spinal cord injury (SCI) often disrupts the integrity of afferent (sensory) axons projecting through the spinal cord dorsal columns to the brain. Examinations of ascending sensory tracts, therefore, are critical for monitoring the extent of SCI and recovery processes. In this review, we discuss the most common electrophysiological techniques used to assess transmission of afferent inputs to the primary motor cortex (i.e., afferent-input induced facilitation and inhibition) and the somatosensory cortex (i.e...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689390/usefulness-of-end-to-side-bridging-anastomosis-of-sural-nerve-to-tibial-nerve-an-experimental-research
#4
Soner Civi, Emre Durdag, Murat Hamit Aytar, Ozgur Kardes, Figen Kaymaz, Sukru Aykol
OBJECTIVE: Repair of sensorial nerve defect is an important issue on peripheric nerve surgery. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of sensory-motor nerve bridging on the denervated dermatomal area, in rats with sensory nerve defects, using a neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM). METHODS: We compared the efficacy of end-to-side (ETS) coaptation of the tibial nerve for sural nerve defect repair, in 32 Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats were assigned to 1 of 4 groups: group A was the sham operated group, group B rats had sural nerves sectioned and buried in neighboring muscles, group C experienced nerve sectioning and end-to-end (ETE) anastomosis, and group D had sural nerves sectioned and ETS anastomosis was performed using atibial nerve bridge...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684923/bilateral-herpes-zoster-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-kidney-disease
#5
Tetsu Akimoto, Shigeaki Muto, Daisuke Nagata
Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by the reactivation of a latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection within the cranial or dorsal root ganglia. The cutaneous lesions of HZ are typically limited to a single dermatome, while non-contiguous HZ involving two or more dermatomes is a very rare clinical entity. In this report, we describe a case of HZ involving the left and right side of the abdomen corresponding to the T11 dermatome in a 63-year-old man on chronic peritoneal dialysis. The characteristic cutaneous manifestation encouraged us to ascribe the disease to HZ duplex bilateralis, and the patient was given a single dose of oral valacyclovir and achieved a favorable outcome...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665874/single-injection-versus-multiple-injection-technique-of-ultrasound-guided-paravertebral-blocks-a-randomized-controlled-study-comparing-dermatomal-spread
#6
Vishal Uppal, Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Parvinder Sodhi, David Johnston, Sugantha Ganapathy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the extent of dermatomal spread following an ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (PVB) when equal volumes of local anesthetic are injected at 1 versus 5 vertebral levels. METHODS: Seventy patients undergoing a unilateral mastectomy were randomized to receive either single or multiple injections of a PVB under real-time ultrasound guidance using a parasagittal approach. The patients in the single-injection group received a PVB at T3-T4 level with 25 mL of 0...
June 29, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662876/herpes-zoster-involving-the-second-division-of%C3%A2-the-trigeminal-nerve-case-report-and-literature%C3%A2-review
#7
Rebecca Paquin, Lisiane F Susin, Garrett Welch, Jonathan B Barnes, Mark R Stevens, Franklin R Tay
Herpes zoster along the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve is a rare condition that is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus that resides within the trigeminal ganglion after the primary infection of chickenpox. The disease may be manifested as a toothache during its prodromal stage. The active stage of the disease is characterized by the appearance of a vesicular rash. Postherpetic neuralgia is a common complication of herpes zoster after resolution of the facial and intraoral symptoms...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658038/immediate-versus-delayed-surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-for-acute-motor-deficits-the-impact-of-surgical-timing-on-functional-outcome
#8
Ondra Petr, Bernhard Glodny, Konstantin Brawanski, Johannes Kerschbaumer, Christian Freyschlag, Daniel Pinggera, Rafael Rehwald, Sebastian Hartmann, Martin Ortler, Claudius Thomé
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of time to surgery in patients with MDs on their functional outcome. The current single-center study presents results of emergency surgery for LDH in a group of patients with acute paresis in a "real-world" setting. SUMMARY OF BACKROUND DATA: Motor deficits (MDs) are a frequent symptom of lumbar disc herniation (LDH). While surgery within 48 hours has been recommended for cauda-equina syndrome, the best timing of surgery for acute MDs continues to be debated...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638296/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-sympathetic-chain-neuromodulation-for-upper-extremity-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#9
Samer Narouze, Dmitri Souzdalnitski
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) comprises a group of conditions characterized by severe, debilitating pain that is disproportionate to any inciting event and is not distributed in a specific nerve distribution or dermatome. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old female with a 2-year history of right upper extremity CRPS type I refractory to conventional management underwent an ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopy confirmed percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation trial with a lead extending from the C6 to the T3 level to cover the cervical and upper thoracic sympathetic chain...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633107/effects-of-chemical-and-physical-enhancement-techniques-on-transdermal-delivery-of-3-fluoroamphetamine-hydrochloride
#10
Ashana Puri, Kevin S Murnane, Bruce E Blough, Ajay K Banga
The present study investigated the passive transdermal delivery of 3-fluoroamphetamine hydrochloride (PAL-353) and evaluated the effects of chemical and physical enhancement techniques on its permeation through human skin. In vitro drug permeation studies through dermatomed human skin were performed using Franz diffusion cells. Passive permeation of PAL-353 from propylene glycol and phosphate buffered saline as vehicles was studied. Effect of oleic acid, maltose microneedles, ablative laser, and anodal iontophoresis on its transdermal permeation was investigated...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628232/sensory-mapping-of-pelvic-dermatomes-in-women-with-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
#11
Tatiana Sanses, Patrick McCabe, Ling Zhong, Aisha Taylor, Gisela Chelimsky, Sangeeta Mahajan, Tony Buffington, Adonis Hijaz, Sarah Ialacci, Jeffrey Janata, Thomas Chelimsky
AIM: To describe a sensory map of pelvic dermatomes in women with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). We hypothesized that if IC/BPS involves changes in central processing, then women with IC/BPS will exhibit sensory abnormalities in neurologic pelvic dermatomes. METHODS: Women with IC/BPS and healthy controls underwent neurologic examination that included evaluation of sharp pain sensitivity and vibration in dermatomes T12, L1, L2, S1-5. Peripheral nervous system sensitivity to pressure, vibration, and pinprick were scored using numeric rating scales (NRS)...
June 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623089/optimal-intrathecal-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-dose-with-opioids-for-cesarean-delivery-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-trial
#12
Eiko Onishi, Mamoru Murakami, Keiji Hashimoto, Miho Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Single-shot spinal anesthesia is commonly used for cesarean delivery. Achieving adequate anesthesia throughout surgery needs to be balanced with associated complications. We investigated the optimal dose of intrathecal hyperbaric bupivacaine, co-administered with opioids, for anesthesia for cesarean delivery. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double-blinded, dose-ranging trial included parturients scheduled to undergo cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615901/varicella-zoster-virus-infection-of-the-central-nervous-system-10-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-hospital-in-south-india
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Ronald Albert Benton Carey, Vignesh Kumar Chandiraseharan, Anitha Jasper, Tunny Sebastian, Chrusolitha Gujjarlamudi, Sowmya Sathyendra, Anand Zachariah, Asha Mary Abraham, Thambu David Sudarsanam
INTRODUCTION: Varicella zoster virus is an exclusively human neurotrophic virus. The primary infection with the virus causes varicella. The virus remains latent in nervous tissue and upon secondary activation causes a variety of syndromes involving the central nervous system (CNS) including meningoencephalitis and cerebellitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we looked at the epidemiology, clinical and laboratory features, and outcomes of patients who were admitted with varicella zoster of the CNS from 2005 to 2014...
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610610/atypical-findings-of-perineural-cysts-on-postmyelographic-computed-tomography-a-case-report-of-intermittent-intercostal-neuralgia-caused-by-thoracic-perineural-cysts
#14
Hirokazu Iwamuro, Taro Yanagawa, Sachiko Takamizawa, Makoto Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: Perineural cysts are sometimes found incidentally with magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical symptoms requiring treatment are rare. Perineural cysts typically exhibit delayed filling with contrast medium on myelography, which is one of the criteria used by Tarlov to distinguish perineural cysts from meningeal diverticula. We present a case of multiple thoracolumbar perineural cysts, one of which was considered the cause of intermittent intercostal neuralgia with atypical findings on postmyelographic computed tomography seen as selective filling of contrast medium...
June 13, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608175/reliability-and-validity-of-clinical-tests-to-assess-the-anatomical-integrity-of-the-cervical-spine-in-adults-with-neck-pain-and-its-associated-disorders-part-1-a-systematic-review-from-the-cervical-assessment-and-diagnosis-research-evaluation-cadre-collaboration
#15
REVIEW
Nadège Lemeunier, S da Silva-Oolup, N Chow, D Southerst, L Carroll, J J Wong, H Shearer, P Mastragostino, J Cox, E Côté, K Murnaghan, D Sutton, P Côté
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reliability and validity of clinical tests to assess the anatomical integrity of the cervical spine in adults with neck pain and its associated disorders. METHODS: We updated the systematic review of the 2000-2010 Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders. We also searched the literature to identify studies on the reliability and validity of Doppler velocimetry for the evaluation of cervical arteries. Two independent reviewers screened and critically appraised studies...
June 12, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607823/traumatic-spondyloptosis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report-and-discussion-of-worldwide-treatment-trends
#16
Kelly E Wong, Peter S Chang, Mark S Monasky, Rodney M Samuelson
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondyloptosis is defined as the dislocation of the spinal column most often caused by trauma. Due to compression or transection of the spinal cord, severe neurological deficits are common. Here, we review the literature and report a case of traumatic C5-6 spondyloptosis that was successfully treated using an anterior-only surgical approach. METHODS: The patient presented with quadriplegia and absent sensation distal to the C5 dermatome following a rollover motor vehicle accident...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601555/comparison-of-skin-decontamination-efficacy-of-commercial-decontamination-products-following-exposure-to-vx-on-human-skin
#17
L Thors, M Koch, E Wigenstam, B Koch, L Hägglund, A Bucht
The decontamination efficacy of four commercially available skin decontamination products following exposure to the nerve agent VX was evaluated in vitro utilizing a diffusion cell and dermatomed human skin. The products included were Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL), the Swedish decontamination powder 104 (PS104), the absorbent Fuller's Earth and the aqueous solution alldecontMED. In addition, various decontamination procedures were assessed to further investigate important mechanisms involved in the specific products, e...
June 7, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586588/outcome-analysis-of-two-different-injection-solutions-for-epidural-injection-in-radicular-lumbar-backache-syndromes
#18
Muhammad Saqib, Sajid Nazir Bhatti, Muhammad Ayaz Khan, Khalid Samad, Muhammad Mukhtar Khan, Ehtisham Mukhtar Khan Afridi, Rubaiqa Khan, Muhammad Imran Khan
BACKGROUND: Backache is a significant source of disability and suffering in our society. The treatment modalities need continued enhancement in order to achieve the desired goals of lowering morbidity and financial losses while improving the response of the patient. METHODS: This prospective comparative study was conducted at the department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar from July 2013 to June 2015. Two interventional groups were designated; Group 1 was comprised of 54 patients who were injected with epidural bupivacaine plus methylprednisolone while Group 2 included 55 patients who were injected with bupivacaine only...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571237/dexmedetomidine-as-an-additive-to-spinal-anaesthesia-in-orthopaedic-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-surgeries-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-two-different-doses-of-dexmedetomidine
#19
Arati Rai, Meyong Pincho Bhutia
INTRODUCTION: Use of dexmedetomidine as an additive to spinal anaesthesia is gaining popularity; but there seems to be no clear consensus on the ideal dose to be used. Because of dose related prolongation of duration of motor blockade along with increase in the incidence of side effects of dexmedetomidine namely hypotension and bradycardia, use of higher doses is not recommended. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of two different doses of dexmedetomidine (3 μg and 5 μg) given in combination with 0...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566903/risk-factors-for-aseptic-meningitis-in-herpes-zoster-patients
#20
Sang-Hoon Kim, Seong-Min Choi, Byeong C Kim, Kang-Ho Choi, Tai-Seung Nam, Joon-Tae Kim, Seung-Han Lee, Man-Seok Park, Seong J Kim
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection. HZ-associated aseptic meningitis, a rare complication of HZ, can require hospitalization and a long treatment period. OBJECTIVE: A retrospective study was performed to identify potential factors associated with HZ-associated aseptic meningitis development. METHODS: We included all outpatients and patients admitted in the neurology and dermatology departments of a single tertiary center, who were diagnosed with HZ for two years...
June 2017: Annals of Dermatology
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