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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812959/periocular-manifestations-of-trigeminal-trophic-syndrome-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Katherine A McVeigh, Morag Adams, Richard Harrad, Rebecca Ford
Trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) is a condition whereby persistent facial ulceration presents consequent to central or peripheral insult to the trigeminal nerve. Lesions are created by repetitive self-inflicted manipulation and trauma of dysaesthetic skin within the trigeminal dermatome. We discuss four cases with aetiologies varied from presumed microvascular compromise to resection of cerebral meningioma, cerebrovascular accident, and herpes zoster ophthalmicus. We discuss the management of the under-recognised associated periocular skin ulcerations that result from physical manipulation of dysesthic skin and prove to be persistent and challenging to treat...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801147/variability-in-split-thickness-skin-graft-depth-when-using-an-air-powered-dermatome-a-paediatric-cohort-study
#2
Craig A McBride, Margit Kempf, Roy M Kimble, Kellie Stockton
AIM: Split-thickness skin grafts (STSG) taken using calibrated powered dermatomes are assumed to yield a graft of uniform thickness, though this assumption has never been analysed statistically. This study aims to test that assumption in a paediatric population. METHOD: STSGs from a consecutive cohort of paediatric patients were analysed for mean thickness, measured from a central biopsy. All STSGs were taken from the thigh at a dialled thickness of 0.007in. Data were analysed using non-parametric methods...
August 8, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764746/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-minimally-invasive-technique-for-multiple-episodes-of-lumbar-disc-herniation
#3
Kyung-Chul Choi, Jin-Sung Kim, Dong Chan Lee, Choon-Keun Park
BACKGROUNDS: Although open lumbar discectomy is a gold standard surgical technique for lumbar disc herniation (LDH), surgery-induced tissue injury may actually become a source of postsurgical pain. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is introduced as a minimal invasive spinal technique for LDH. The PELD has gained popularity and shown successful results. The authors report the clinical usefulness of the PELD technique in two patients with the serial multilevel LDHs. CASE PRESENTATIONS: A 32-year-old man suffered from radicular pain at the L5 dermatome due to the down migrated soft LDH at the L4-5 level...
August 1, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758087/severe-ulnar-nerve-injury-after-bee-venom-acupuncture-at-a-traditional-korean-medicine-clinic-a-case-report
#4
Joon Sang Park, Yoon Ghil Park, Chul Hoon Jang, Yoo Na Cho, Jung Hyun Park
This case report describes a severe nerve injury to the right ulnar nerve, caused by bee venom acupuncture. A 52-year-old right-handed man received bee venom acupuncture on the medial side of his right elbow and forearm, at a Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) clinic. Immediately after acupuncture, the patient experienced pain and swelling on the right elbow. There was further development of weakness of the right little finger, and sensory changes on the ulnar dermatome of the right hand. The patient visited our clinic 7 days after acupuncture...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757922/earlier-treatment-improves-the-chances-of-complete-relief-from-postherpetic-neuralgia
#5
Dong Hee Kang, Su Young Kim, Hyuck Goo Kim, Jung Hyun Park, Tae Kyun Kim, Kyung Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: As herpes zoster progresses via postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) to well-established PHN, it presents its recalcitrant nature to the treatment. At this point, the well-established PHN is fixed as a non-treatable, but manageable chronic painful neuropathic disorder. This study evaluated the incidence of complete relief from PHN according to PHN duration at their first visit, and the other factors influencing it. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients with PHN at a university-based pain clinic over 7 years...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757828/comparison-of-infracondylar-versus-subsartorial-approach-to-saphenous-nerve-block-a-randomized-controlled-study
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L Sahin, M L Eken, M Isik, O Cavus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Only a few different approaches are currently utilized for saphenous nerve block. Our study aimed to compare two different ultrasound (US)-guided saphenous nerve blocks and designed this study to test the hypothesis that the medial infracondylar approach has more success rate than the subsartorial approach applied in saphenous nerve blockage. METHODS: The study included 76 patients (18-65 years old) with the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status of I-III, who were scheduled for below-knee surgery by the orthopedics clinic...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756507/adhesive-capsulitis-of-the-shoulder-pain-intensity-and-distribution
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V Candela, G Giannicola, D Passaretti, T Venditto, S Gumina
PURPOSE: Papers regarding adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder focused on etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment; until now, information on shoulder pain characteristics is still scarce. Our aim was to analyze pain intensity and distribution in patients with AC. METHODS: The study group was composed of 278 (133M-145F) consecutive patients with AC. After diagnosis, shoulder pain distribution was assessed through an upper limb pain map and pain intensity through a visual analog scale...
July 29, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746222/the-use-of-tenoxicam-to-prevent-symptoms-of-discomfort-induced-by-vagotonia-during-uterus-manipulation-in-cesarean-sections
#8
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Shih-Hong Chen, Shiou-Sheng Chen, Ching-Tao Chang, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Shou-Zen Fan, Li-Kuei Chen
PURPOSE: Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, tightness of the chest, bradycardia, and shoulder or abdominal discomfort, caused by vagotonia occurring during uterus manipulation, have concerned healthcare professionals for some time. Patients sometimes report these symptoms when undergoing spinal anesthesia for cesarean sections (CSs). We designed a prospective, double-blind study to investigate the effectiveness of tenoxicam in preventing these symptoms of discomfort. METHODS: A total of 105 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I-II nulliparous pregnant women, who were scheduled for a CS, were enrolled into this prospective, double-blind study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746065/percutaneous-electrical-neurostimulation-of-dermatome-t6-for-short-term-weight-loss-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-effect-on-ghrelin-levels-glucose-lipid-and-hormonal-profile
#9
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Carolina Llavero, Walter Smith
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous electrical neurostimulation of dermatome T6 (PENS T6), associated with a low-caloric diet, has previously demonstrated to achieve a reduction in the appetite perception, inducing a better compliance of the prescribed diet and finally leading to a greater weight loss. Ghrelin has been hypothesized to be implicated in the effect of PENS T6. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of PENS T6 with hypocaloric diet on appetite, weight loss and dietary compliance, and its association with plasma ghrelin levels, in comparison with PENS T6 associated with normocaloric diet, transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation of T11-T12 (placebo) with hypocaloric diet, and only hypocaloric diet...
August 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745006/nevus-of-ota-oculodermal-melanocytosis-in-a-dog
#10
Pedro Malho, Anita Shea, David Donaldson
A 5-year-old, female, spayed Rhodesian Ridgeback presented with ocular melanocytosis and skin hyperpigmentation involving the distribution of the first and second divisions of the trigeminal nerve on the right side of the face. The dermatomal pattern of the hyperpigmentation was similar to nevus of Ota or oculodermal melanocytosis reported in humans. This condition has been associated with increased risk of developing secondary glaucoma and melanoma transformation in skin, ocular, orbital tissues, and the central nervous system...
July 25, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731927/injectate-spread-following-anterior-sub-costal-and-posterior-approaches-to-the-quadratus-lumborum-block-a-comparative-cadaveric-study
#11
Hesham Elsharkawy, Kariem El-Boghdadly, Sree Kolli, Wael A S Esa, Sean DeGrande, Loran M Soliman, Richard L Drake
BACKGROUND: The dermatomal level of analgesia achieved with quadratus lumborum blocks varies according to the location of injection. The most commonly used approaches are either at the postero-lateral aspect or anterior to the quadratus lumborum muscle. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the site of injection of contrast dye around the quadratus lumborum muscle of cadavers affects the extent and mechanism of dye spread. DESIGN: Observational human cadaver study...
September 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727221/scar-formation-following-excisional-and-burn-injuries-in-a-red-duroc-pig-model
#12
Britani N Blackstone, Jayne Y Kim, Kevin L McFarland, Chandan K Sen, Dorothy M Supp, J Kevin Bailey, Heather M Powell
Scar research is challenging because rodents do not naturally form excessive scars, and burn depth, size, and location cannot be controlled in human longitudinal studies. The female, red Duroc pig model has been shown to form robust scars with biological and anatomical similarities to human hypertrophic scars. To more closely mimic the mode of injury, recreate the complex chemical milieu of the burn wound environment and enhance scar development, an animal model of excessive burn-induced scarring was developed and compared with the more commonly used model, which involves excisional wounds created via dermatome...
July 20, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717781/spinal-cord-infarction-mimicking-ischemic-heart-disease
#13
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
#14
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/28701541/afferent-input-and-sensory-function-after-human-spinal-cord-injury
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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