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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337957/transplantation-of-cultured-olfactory-bulb-cells-prevents-abnormal-sensory-responses-during-recovery-from-dorsal-root-avulsion-in-the-rat
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Andrew Collins, Daqing Li, Stephen B McMahon, Geoffrey Raisman, Ying Li
The central branches of the C7 and C8 dorsal roots were avulsed close to their entry point into the spinal cord in adult rats. The forepaw responses to heat and cold stimuli were tested at 1, 2 and 3 weeks after injury. Over this period the paws were sensitive to both stimuli at 1-2 weeks and returned towards normal at 3 weeks. Immunohistology showed no evidence of axonal regeneration into the spinal cord in a control group of rats with avulsion only, implying that adjacent dorsal roots and their corresponding dermatomes were involved in the recovery...
March 23, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337820/selective-radiofrequency-stimulation-of-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-drg-as-a-method-for-predicting-targets-for-neuromodulation-in-patients-with-post-amputation-pain-a-case-series
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Corey W Hunter, Ajax Yang, Tim Davis
OBJECTIVE: While spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has established itself as an accepted and validated treatment for neuropathic pain, there are a number of conditions where it has experienced less, long-term success: post amputee pain (PAP) being one of them. Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation has shown great promise, particularly in conditions where traditional SCS has fallen short. One major difference between DRG stimulation and traditional SCS is the ability to provide focal stimulation over targeted areas...
March 23, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321983/chloroprocaine-for-epidural-anesthesia-in-infants-and-children
#3
REVIEW
Giorgio Veneziano, Joseph D Tobias
Continuous epidural infusions are an effective and safe method of providing anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in infants and children with multiple advantages over systemic medications, including earlier tracheal extubation, decreased perioperative stress response, earlier return of bowel function, and decreased exposure to volatile anesthetic agents with uncertain long-term neurocognitive effects. Despite these benefits, local anesthetic toxicity remains a concern in neonates and infants because of their decreased metabolic capacity for amide local anesthetics...
March 21, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321676/transdermal-delivery-of-human-growth-hormone-via-laser-generated-micropores
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Yang Song, Karishma Hemmady, Ashana Puri, Ajay K Banga
The epidermal skin barrier plays an important role in protecting underlying structures. It allows the passage of low molecular weight lipophilic molecules, but restricts the passage of hydrophilic molecules and macromolecules. The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of transdermal delivery of human growth hormone (hGH) through laser-microporated dermatomed porcine ear skin. The permeation of hGH was evaluated at different laser fluences and micropore densities. In vitro permeation studies were performed on vertical Franz diffusion cells using dermatomed porcine ear skin treated with ablative laser (2940 nm; P...
March 20, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319552/evaluation-of-lung-function-and-clinical-features-of-the-ultrasound-guided-stellate-ganglion-block-with-2-different-concentrations-of-a-local-anesthetic-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Won-Joong Kim, Hahck Soo Park, Myung Sub Yi, Gill-Hoi Koo, Hwa-Yong Shin
BACKGROUND: One possible complication of stellate ganglion block (SGB) is respiratory compromise. No study has yet addressed the comparison of its effect on lung function and clinical features, including Horner's syndrome, changes in temperature, sensory and motor functions, and adverse events of lower versus higher concentrations (LC and HC, respectively) of local anesthetics in an ultrasound-guided SGB. METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into 1 of 2 groups: the LC group (5 mL of 0...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317524/segmental-vitiligo
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REVIEW
Nanja van Geel, Reinhart Speeckaert
Segmental vitiligo is characterized by its early onset, rapid stabilization, and unilateral distribution. Recent evidence suggests that segmental and nonsegmental vitiligo could represent variants of the same disease spectrum. Observational studies with respect to its distribution pattern point to a possible role of cutaneous mosaicism, whereas the original stated dermatomal distribution seems to be a misnomer. Although the exact pathogenic mechanism behind the melanocyte destruction is still unknown, increasing evidence has been published on the autoimmune/inflammatory theory of segmental vitiligo...
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315385/a-study-on-the-in-vitro-percutaneous-absorption-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-combination-with-aluminum-chloride-methyl-paraben-or-di-n-butyl-phthalate
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Katarzyna Domeradzka-Gajda, Marek Nocuń, Joanna Roszak, Beata Janasik, C Derrick Quarles, Wojciech Wąsowicz, Jarosław Grobelny, Emilia Tomaszewska, Grzegorz Celichowski, Katarzyna Ranoszek-Soliwoda, Małgorzata Cieślak, Dorota Puchowicz, Jhanis J Gonzalez, Richard E Russo, Maciej Stępnik
Some reports indicate that the silver released from dermally applied products containing silver nanoparticles (AgNP) (e.g. wound dressings or cosmetics) can penetrate the skin, particularly if damaged. AgNP were also shown to have cytotoxic and genotoxic activity. In the present study percutaneous absorption of AgNP of two different nominal sizes (Ag15nm or Ag45nm by STEM) and surface modification, i.e. citrate or PEG stabilized nanoparticles, in combination with cosmetic ingredients, i.e. aluminum chloride (AlCl3), methyl paraben (MPB), or di-n-butyl phthalate (DBPH) was assessed using in vitro model based on dermatomed pig skin...
March 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298043/ct-guided-selective-percutaneous-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-via-the-foramen-rotundum-for-isolated-maxillary-nerve-idiopathic-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Quan Wan, Daying Zhang, Xintian Cao, Yong Zhang, Mengye Zhu, Wei Zuo
OBJECTIVE Although CT-guided selective percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRFT) via the foramen rotundum (FR) has been used in the clinic as a novel successful treatment for isolated, second division (maxillary nerve [V2]), idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN), there is only very limited related literature published to date. This report aims to provide more detail for physicians about this technique. METHODS Between March 2013 and April 2014, 20 patients with isolated V2 ITN refractory to or intolerant of drug treatment were treated by CT-guided selective PRFT via the FR at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288468/surgical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
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Mitra Sepehri, Bo Jørgensen
With a continuing increase in the number of tattoos performed worldwide, the need to treat tattoo complications is growing. Earlier treatments of chronic inflammatory tattoo reactions were dominated by a medical approach, or with no active intervention. In this chapter, we will address modern surgical approaches applied to situations when medical treatment is inefficient and lasers are not applicable. Dermatome shaving is positioned as first-line treatment of allergic tattoo reactions and also indicated in a number of other tattoo reactions, supplemented with excision in selected cases...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288463/guide-to-treatment-of-tattoo-complications-and-tattoo-removal
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Jørgen Serup, Wolfgang Bäumler
Clinicians in the fields of general medicine, dermatology, and plastic surgery are in their work now and then confronted with tattoo complications. Recognizing the rather few important diagnostic groups and urgencies, the medical 'decision tree' of treatment becomes quite simple. Acute conditions are dominated by bacterial infections needing antibiotic treatment. Systemic infection is a matter of urgency and requires intravenous treatment in a hospital without delay to prevent septic shock. Inflammatory reactions are a real challenge...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288453/medical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
#11
Jørgen Serup
Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Notice is given to severe infections with affected general condition, and it is emphasized that intravenous antibiotic treatment must be instituted as early as possible to prevent septic shock and death...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287243/models-of-amphibian-myogenesis-the-case-of-bombina-variegata
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Leokadia Kiełbwna, Marta Migocka-Patrzałek
Several different models of myogenesis describing early stages of amphibian paraxial myotomal myogenesis are known. Myoblasts of Xenopus laevis and Hymenochirus boettgeri change their position from perpendicular to parallel, in relation to axial organs, and differentiate into mononucleate myotubes. In Bombina variegate the myotomal myoblasts change their shape from round to elongate and then differentiate into mononuclear, morphologically mature myotubes. In Pelobates fuscus and Triturus vulgaris, myoblasts fuse into multinuclear myotubes...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285318/effects-on-qtc-interval-of-2-different-doses-of-spinal-anesthesia-in-inguinal-hernia-operations
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Onur Hanbeyoglu, Aykut Urfalioglu, Fatih Mehmet Yazar, Sibel Ozcan
BACKGROUND Cardiac arrhythmia is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. In this study, through examination of the effects on the QTc interval of different doses of hyperbaric bupivacaine, we investigated the relationship with arrhythmia. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 60 patients were separated into 2 groups: spinal block was applied with 10 mg bupivacaine to Group S1 and with 15 mg to Group S2. The mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) values were recorded before the spinal block and at 5 and 30 min after the block and at 60 min postoperatively...
March 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274075/herpes-zoster-with-post-herpetic-neuralgia-involving-the-right-maxillary-branch-of-trigeminal-nerve-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Massillamani Francis, Kailasam Subramanian, S Leena Sankari, Venkata Lakshmi Aparna Potluri, Akila Prabakaran
Herpes Zoster (HZ) is an acute, self-limiting, neuro cutaneous viral infection caused by the reactivation of the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) that remains latent in the dorsal root ganglion. About 50% of occurrence is seen in older age groups and immunocompromised patients. Less than 5% occur in children. HZ is characterized by the unilateral pain, burning and tingling sensation followed by the vesicular eruptions limited to the single dermatome that are innervated by the single cranial ganglion, sometimes it leads to Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267595/economic-burden-of-herpes-zoster-culebrilla-in-latin-america
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Emmanouil Rampakakis, Clare Pollock, Claudia Vujacich, Joao Toniolo Neto, Alejandro Ortiz Covarrubias, Homero Monsanto, Kelly D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) is characterized by debilitating pain and blistering dermatomal rash. The most common complication of HZ is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a persistent pain that can substantially affects patients' quality of life. HZ has significant impact on patients' lives with considerable implications for healthcare systems and society. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the healthcare resource utilization (HCRU) and medical costs associated with HZ in Latin America...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254602/evaluation-of-a-traumatic-vertebral-artery-occlusion
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Jaclyn J Renfrow, Mark B Frenkel, Matthew S Edwards, John A Wilson
BACKGROUND: Penetrating neck injury occurs in 5-10% of all trauma cases and carries a significant burden of morbidity and mortality (15%). We describe the evaluation and management of a 25 year-old man shot in the neck with occlusion of the left vertebral artery from its origin to C6. This is a case report where medical data was retrospectively analyzed with institutional IRB approval. CASE DESCRIPTION: Neurologic examination revealed paresthesias and dysesthesias in a left C8 dermatomal distribution...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249882/a-rash-and-a-rare-cause-of-unilateral-diaphragmatic-paralysis
#17
Zakariye M Ashkir, George Tsaknis
A 61-year-old man who was an ex-heavy smoker presented to our ambulatory care centre with a 4-week history of dyspnoea on mild exertion. 2 weeks prior to his symptoms, he had developed right-sided cervical herpes zoster for which he was prescribed oral acyclovir by his general practitioner. On examination, a rash over the right C4-5 dermatomes was noted and dullness on percussion of the right mid and lower zones with markedly reduced air entry. His chest radiograph showed a raised right hemi-diaphragm with associated right middle and lower lobe collapse...
March 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248918/stroke-associated-with-varicella-zoster-vasculopathy-a-clinicoradiological-profile-of-3-patients
#18
Pradeep K Maurya, Dinkar Kulshreshtha, Ajai K Singh, Anup K Thacker
INTRODUCTION: Varicella zoster (VZ) vasculopathy is a rare but well recognized cause of stroke. In the absence of zoster rash and infection in remote past, the disease can pose diagnostic challenge. We report 3 cases of anterior circulation stroke occurring in close temporal relation to VZ. Their clinical, radiologic, and angiographic features are discussed. CASE REPORT: Of the 3 patients, 2 had stroke within a span of 4 to 6 weeks of herpes zoster ophthalmicus while the third patient had zoster of cervical dermatome...
March 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237946/orbital-apex-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus
#19
Anjali Chandrasekharan, Uppal Gandhi, Akshay Badakere, Virender Sangwan
Orbital apex syndrome is a rare neuro-ophthalmic manifestation of herpes zoster virus infection. We report one such case with favourable outcome in an immunocompetent patient. A 60-year-old woman presented with rash in the dermatome of the left ophthalmic nerve (V1), followed by sudden loss of vision with complete left-sided external and internal ophthalmoplegia. MRI of brain and orbits with contrast revealed optic perineuritis and myositis without intracranial involvement confirming the diagnosis of orbital apex syndrome...
February 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235496/use-of-test-dose-allows-early-detection-of-subdural-local-anesthetic-injection-with-lumbar-plexus-block
#20
Bradley H Lee, Matthias Braehler
A 56year-old woman underwent a lumbar plexus block for a revision of a left total hip arthroplasty. During the block procedure, the needle was advanced over the transverse process and isolated quadriceps twitches were elicited. After administering a test dose of 3ml of 1.5% lidocaine, the patient developed loss of sensation in the L3-4 dermatomal distribution that progressed caudally to involve both legs followed by inability to move the left leg. The patient shortly thereafter became hypotensive and sensory block spread cephalad and peaked at C7 bilaterally suggesting possible subdural spread of local anesthetic...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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