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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638296/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-sympathetic-chain-neuromodulation-for-upper-extremity-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Muhammad Saqib, Sajid Nazir Bhatti, Muhammad Ayaz Khan, Khalid Samad, Muhammad Mukhtar Khan, Ehtisham Mukhtar Khan Afridi, Rubaiqa Khan, Muhammad Imran Khan
OBJECTIVE: 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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555666/the-use-of-the-neurologic-exam-to-predict-awareness-and-control-of-lower-urinary-tract-function-post-sci
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M S Alexander, C Conley, Y Chen, A McLain
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether T11-L2 sensation is significantly associated with perception of bladder filling and whether S3-S5 sensation is significantly associated with potential for voluntary voiding after spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Alabama, United States. METHODS: A total of 79 men and women with SCI, and 40 able-bodied (AB) subjects, ages 19-60, seen in an outpatient academic medical center clinic, underwent International Standards for Neurological Classification of SCI (ISNCSCI) assessment along with urodynamic testing to assess lower urinary tract (LUT) function...
May 30, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552697/a-new-sling-technique-in-cervical-radiculopathy-due-to-vertebral-artery-loop-compression-case-report
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Chang Il Ju, Jeong Mok Kim, Jong Gyu Kim, Seok Won Kim, Seung Myung Lee
A 52-year-old woman had a 20-month history of progressive left arm's radiating pain and numbness on C7 dermatome. In physical examination, left head rotation aggravated the radiculopathic pain. To identify anatomical diagnosis of vertebral artery and nerve root, MRA was performed ( CT angiography was not possible due to her dye allergy history). It showed a left vertebral artery loop entering at the C6-7 intervertebral foramen. Surgical microvascular decompression was performed by anterior cervical approach with fixing the loop of artery using a sling technique...
May 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540752/herpes-zoster-typical-and-atypical-presentations
#15
Roy Rafael Dayan, Roni Peleg
Varicella- zoster virus infection is an intriguing medical entity that involves many medical specialties including infectious diseases, immunology, dermatology, and neurology. It can affect patients from early childhood to old age. Its treatment requires expertise in pain management and psychological support. While varicella is caused by acute viremia, herpes zoster occurs after the dormant viral infection, involving the cranial nerve or sensory root ganglia, is re-activated and spreads orthodromically from the ganglion, via the sensory nerve root, to the innervated target tissue (skin, cornea, auditory canal, etc...
June 5, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534835/emulsion-based-intradermal-delivery-of-melittin-in-rats
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Sang Mi Han, Se Gun Kim, Sok Cheon Pak
Bee venom (BV) has long been used as a traditional medicine. The aim of the present study was to formulate a BV emulsion with good rheological properties for dermal application and investigate the effect of formulation on the permeation of melittin through dermatomed rat skin. A formulated emulsion containing 1% (w/v) BV was prepared. The emulsion was compared with distilled water (DW) and 25% (w/v) N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) in DW. Permeation of melittin from aqueous solution through the dermatomed murine skin was evaluated using the Franz diffusion cells...
May 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518084/subcutaneous-trigeminal-nerve-field-stimulation-for-refractory-facial-pain
#17
Martin Jakobs, Sigrid Schuh-Hofer, Andreas Unterberg, Rezvan Ahmadi
Chronic or neuropathic trigeminal facial pain can be challenging to treat. Neurosurgical procedures should be applied when conservative treatment fails. Neuromodulation techniques for chronic facial pain include deep brain stimulation and motor cortex stimulation, which are complex to perform. Subcutaneous nerve field stimulation is certified for chronic back pain and is the least invasive form of neuromodulation. We applied this technique to treat chronic and neuropathic trigeminal pain as an individual therapy concept...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505953/understanding-the-complete-pathophysiology-of-chronic-mild-to-moderate-neck-pain-implications-for-the-inclusion-of-a-comprehensive-sensorimotor-evaluation
#18
Kelly M Cheever, J William Myrer, A Wayne Johnson, Gilbert W Fellingham
BACKGROUND: Inconsistencies in the literature concerning the effect of neck pain have led to a lack of understanding concerning the complete pathophysiology of neck pain. While the effect of neck pain on motor function as measured by active range of motion and isometric neck strength is well documented the effect of neck pain on sensory measures such as tactical acuity and neck reposition error (NRE) remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a combined sensorimotor evaluation to explore the potential benefits of incorporating both sensory and motor task into a physical evaluation of neck pain suffers to gain an added knowledge of the complete pathophysiology of their health status...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500125/acute-urinary-retention-and-constipation-precipitated-by-herpes-zoster-infection
#19
Eoin MacCraith, Niall F Davis, Kilian Walsh
A 76-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of acute urinary retention (AUR) and severe constipation. His recent medical history included 4 days of treatment in the community for gluteal herpes zoster with famciclovir. A transurethral catheter was passed and the patient completed a full course of famciclovir with resolution of constipation. The patient's catheter was successfully removed 3 weeks after his presentation. We report on the clinical presentation and management of an unusual case of AUR and constipation caused by a zoster viral infection of the S2-S4 dermatome...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489642/pupillary-reflex-for-evaluation-of-thoracic-paravertebral-block-a-prospective-observational-feasibility-study
#20
Baptiste Duceau, Mélanie Baubillier, Gaëlle Bouroche, Aline Albi-Feldzer, Christian Jayr
BACKGROUND: Although thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) is recommended in major breast surgery, there is no gold standard to assess the success of TPVB. Pupillary dilation reflex (PDR) is the variation of the pupillary diameter after a noxious stimulus. The objective was to evaluate the feasibility of recording the PDR to assess analgesia in an anesthetized thoracic dermatome after TPVB. METHODS: This prospective, observational, single-center study included 32 patients requiring breast surgery under general anesthesia and TPVB...
May 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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