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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244216/relationship-between-glenoid-deformity-and-gait-characteristics-in-a-rat-model-of-neonatal-brachial-plexus-injury
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Kelsey Hennen, Dustin L Crouch, Ian D Hutchinson, Zhongyu Li, Katherine Saul
Neonatal brachial plexus injury (NBPI) results in substantial postural and functional impairments associated with underlying muscular and osseous deformities. We examined the relationship between glenoid deformity severity and gait in a rat model of NBPI, an established model for studying the in vivo pathomechanics of NBPI. At 8 weeks post-operatively, we monitored the gait of twenty-four rat pups who exhibited varying degrees of glenoid deformity following unilateral brachial plexus neurectomy and chemodenervation interventions administered 5 days postnatal...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241462/-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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J A W Teijink, N Pesser, R van Grinsven, H van Suijlekom, M R H M van Sambeek, B F L van Nuenen
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is a type of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) where compression of the brachial plexus is responsible for development of upper-extremity, head and neck symptoms. We present a 16-year-old and a 34-year-old patient with nTOS. Diagnosis in both cases was done by following the recently published reporting standards for (n)TOS. After this multidisciplinary diagnostic work-up we performed a transaxillary thoracic outlet decompression (TOD). Due to lack of literature, difficult nomenclature and complexity of diagnosis and treatment, diagnosis of nTOS is often delayed...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237929/contralateral-c7-nerve-root-transfer-for-function-recovery-in-adults-a-meta-analysis
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Wen-Jun Li, Li-Yue He, Shan-Lin Chen, Yan-Wei Lyu, Shu-Feng Wang, Yang Yong, Wen Tian, Guang-Lei Tian, Yu-Dong Gu
BACKGROUND: Root avulsion to all 5 roots of the brachial plexus is a common presentation and keeps a major reconstructive challenge. The contralateral C7 (CC7) nerve transfer has been used in treating brachial plexus avulsion injury (BPAI) since 1986. However, the effectiveness of the procedure remains a subject of controversy. The aim of this meta-analysis was to study surgical outcomes regarding motor and sensory recovery after CC7 nerve transfer. METHODS: Chinese or English (i...
December 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236823/good-sensory-recovery-of-the-hand-in-brachial-plexus-surgery-using-the-intercostobrachial-nerve-as-the-donor
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Luciano Foroni, Mário Gilberto Siqueira, Roberto Sérgio Martins, Carlos Otto Heise, Hugo Sterman, Adriana Yoriko Imamura
OBJECTIVE: Restoration of the sensitivity to sensory stimuli in complete brachial plexus injury is very important. The objective of our study was to evaluate sensory recovery in brachial plexus surgery using the intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN) as the donor. METHODS: Eleven patients underwent sensory reconstruction using the ICBN as a donor to the lateral cord contribution to the median nerve, with a mean follow-up period of 41 months. A protocol evaluation was performed...
November 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226148/transition-from-deep-regional-blocks-toward-deep-nerve-hydrodissection-in-the-upper-body-and-torso-method-description-and-results-from-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-the-analgesic-effect-of-5-dextrose-water-as-the-primary-hydrodissection-injectate-to-enhance
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Stanley K H Lam, Kenneth Dean Reeves, An-Lin Cheng
Deep nerve hydrodissection uses fluid injection under pressure to purposely separate nerves from areas of suspected fascial compression, which are increasingly viewed as potential perpetuating factors in recalcitrant neuropathic pain/complex regional pain. The usage of 5% dextrose water (D5W) as a primary injectate for hydrodissection, with or without low dose anesthetic, could limit anesthetic-related toxicity. An analgesic effect of 5% dextrose water (D5W) upon perineural injection in patients with chronic neuropathic pain has recently been described...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224084/bipolar-dual-lead-spinal-cord-stimulation-between-two-electrodes-on-the-ventral-and-dorsal-sides-of-the-spinal-cord-consideration-of-putative-mechanisms
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Mitsuru Watanabe, Takamitsu Yamamoto, Chikashi Fukaya, Toshiki Obuchi, Toshikazu Kano, Kazutaka Kobayashi, Hideki Oshima, Atsuo Yoshino
We have applied bipolar dual-lead spinal cord stimulation (SCS) between two cylinder-type electrodes placed on the ventral and dorsal sides of the spinal cord (dual-VD-SCS). A 36-year-old man suffered from burning pain from his right elbow down to his hand after brachial plexus avulsion. The areas with paresthesia induced by conventional SCS did not include the painful hand area. However, dual-VD-SCS completely induced paresthesia in the painful hand area. We speculate that dual-VD-SCS can be applied to stimulate deeper sites of the dorsal column and dorsal horn than conventional SCS and is useful for pain reduction...
December 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223630/postoperative-loss-of-midline-function-in-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
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Dustin A Greenhill, Arianna Trionfo, Frederick V Ramsey, Scott H Kozin, Dan A Zlotolow
PURPOSE: To identify the rate of and predictive variables for functionally limited shoulder internal rotation in postoperative patients with brachial plexus birth palsy. METHODS: Records of patients with brachial plexus birth palsy who had surgery on the affected upper extremity during a 10-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Patient demographics, physical examinations, and all upper extremity procedures were recorded. Loss of midline function (LOM) was defined as a Modified Mallet Scale or Active Movement Scale (AMS) internal rotation score <3...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221755/unilateral-brachial-plexopathy-a-rare-complication-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection
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Barbara Robnik, Darja Keše, Tereza Rojko, Alenka Horvat-Ledinek, Aleš Pražnikar, Bojana Beović
Few reports in the literature describe isolated peripheral neuropathies in relation to Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection without concurrent damage to the central nervous system. To our knowledge only a single case of mononeuritis multiplex with brachial plexus neuropathy coincident with M. pneumoniae has been documented until now. Here we present the first clinical case of lobar M. pneumoniae pneumonia in a 19-year-old female patient, where coincident neurological complications manifested as unilateral brachial plexus neuropathy, affecting axillar and suprascapular nerves...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221648/benefit-of-using-motion-compensated-reconstructions-for-reducing-inter-observer-and-intra-observer-contouring-variation-for-organs-at-risk-in-lung-cancer-patients
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A McWilliam, L Lee, M Harris, H Sheikh, L Pemberton, C Faivre-Finn, M van Herk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In lung cancer patients, accuracy in contouring is hampered by image artefacts introduced by respiratory motion. With the widespread introduction of 4DCT there is additional uncertainty caused by the use of different reconstruction techniques which will influence contour definition. This work aims to assess both inter- and intra-observer contour variation on average and motion compensated (mid-position) reconstructions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients that received 4DCT were selected and these scans were reconstructed as average and motion compensated datasets...
December 5, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221280/transmanubrial-osteomuscular-sparing-approach-for-resection-of-cervico-thoracic-lesions
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Xufeng Pan, Chang Gu, Rui Wang, Heng Zhao, Jun Yang, Jianxin Shi
Background: To review our experience of transmanubrial osteomuscular sparing approach (TMA) for resection of various lesions involving the thoracic inlet and to prove the feasibility and safety of the approach. Methods: Retrospective review of 58 consecutive cases, from April 2007 to January 2016, with surgical resection of cervico-thoracic lesions via TMA. Results: There were 22 neurogenic tumors, 21 bronchogenic tumors, and 15 other cases in the study...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219789/oberlin-transfer-compared-with-nerve-grafting-for-improving-early-supination-in-neonatal-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Kate W C Chang, Thomas J Wilson, Miriana Popadich, Susan H Brown, Kevin C Chung, Lynda J S Yang
OBJECTIVE The use of nerve transfers versus nerve grafting for neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) remains controversial. In adult brachial plexus injury, transfer of an ulnar fascicle to the biceps branch of the musculocutaneous nerve (Oberlin transfer) is reportedly superior to nerve grafting for restoration of elbow flexion. In pediatric patients with NBPP, recovery of elbow flexion and forearm supination is an indicator of resolved NBPP. Currently, limited evidence exists of outcomes for flexion and supination when comparing nerve transfer and nerve grafting for NBPP...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219757/spinal-accessory-nerve-to-triceps-muscle-transfer-using-long-autologous-nerve-grafts-for-recovery-of-elbow-extension-in-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injuries
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Liselotte F Bulstra, Nadia Rbia, Michelle F Kircher, Robert J Spinner, Allen T Bishop, Alexander Y Shin
OBJECTIVE Reconstructive options for brachial plexus lesions continue to expand and improve. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and quality of restored elbow extension in patients with brachial plexus injuries who underwent transfer of the spinal accessory nerve to the motor branch of the radial nerve to the long head of the triceps muscle with an intervening autologous nerve graft and to identify patient and injury factors that influence functional triceps outcome. METHODS A total of 42 patients were included in this retrospective review...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213347/restoration-of-elbow-flexion-in-patients-with-complete-traumatic-and-obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury-after-functional-free-gracilis-muscle-transfer-our-experience-and-management
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Rahul K Nath, Sean G Boutros, Chandra Somasundaram
Background: Functional free gracilis muscle transfer is an operative procedure for elbow reconstruction in patients with complete brachial plexus nerve and avulsion injuries and in delayed or prolonged nerve denervation, as well as in patients with inadequate upper extremity function after primary nerve reconstruction. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed our patient records and identified 24 patients with complete brachial plexus nerve injury (13 obstetric, 11 males and 2 females; 11 traumatic, 9 males and 2 females) whose affected arm and shoulder were totally paralyzed and their voluntary elbow flexion or the biceps function was poor preoperatively (mean M0-1/5 in MRC grade)...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203220/bilateral-spontaneous-anterior-shoulder-dislocation-a-missed-orthopedic-injury-mistaken-as-proximal-neuropathy
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Khalil Ahmad, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Heyyan Bin Khalil, Sumeera Matee
A number of orthopedic injuries can occur during epileptic seizures. Anterior shoulder dislocation is one such orthopedic injury that is quite rare. The shoulder dislocation may injure the brachial plexus. Besides seizures, the nerves can also be damaged by anticonvulsive therapy. Muscle wasting following a seizure can misguide a clinician to investigate only neural or muscular pathologies. We report here an individual with epilepsy who was referred to us for electrodiagnostic evaluation of proximal muscle wasting related to a suspected proximal neuropathy...
November 4, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202391/high-resolution-ultrasound-in-patients-with-wartenberg-s-migrant-sensory-neuritis-a-case-control-study
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Ingrid J T Herraets, H Stephan Goedee, Johan A Telleman, Jan-Thies H van Asseldonk, Leo H Visser, W Ludo van der Pol, Leonard H van den Berg
OBJECTIVE: Wartenberg's migrant sensory neuritis (WMSN) is a rare, patchy, pure sensory neuropathy of unknown etiology. High-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS) is an emerging diagnostic technique for neuropathies, but it has not been applied in WMSN. In this study we aimed to determine HRUS abnormalities in WMSN. METHODS: We performed a case-control study of 8 newly diagnosed patients with WMSN and 22 treatment-naive disease controls (16 patients with pure sensory axonal neuropathy and 6 with pure sensory chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) or Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS))...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200675/neurolymphomatosis-a-surreal-presentation-of-lymphoma
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Shikha Khandelwal, Suvinay Saxena, Disha J Hansalia
Background: Neurolymphomatosis is a neurologic complication poorly recognized by neurologists and oncologists and presents usually several months after successful treatment of systemic lymphoma. Other disorders that must be differentiated from these entities include peripheral-nerve or nerve root compression and paraneoplastic neuropathy. Aim: To describe the unusual occurrence of neurolymphomatosis in a patient of B-cell lymphoma. Method: Diagnosis was made by demonstration of enhancement of nerve roots on Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the brachial, lumbosacral plexus, peripheral nerves or by increased hyper-metabolic activity along the course of affected nerves on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199193/effect-of-virtual-reality-versus-conventional-physiotherapy-on-upper-extremity-function-in-children-with-obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury
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S El-Shamy, R Alsharif
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to evaluate the effects of virtual reality versus conventional physiotherapy on upper extremity function in children with obstetric brachial plexus injury. METHODS: Forty children with Erb's palsy were selected for this randomized controlled study. They were assigned randomly to either group A (conventional physiotherapy program) or group B (virtual reality program using Armeo® spring for 45 min three times/week for 12 successive weeks)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198352/editorial-commentary-the-wake-of-the-dragon-will-the-orthopaedic-community-adopt-the-shoulder-arthroscopic-latarjet-procedure-as-we-adopted-the-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
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EDITORIAL
Pascal Boileau, David Saliken
The Latarjet procedure is a complex and difficult operation when performed both with an open approach and arthroscopically. The difficulties come from the fact that it is a combined intra- and extra-articular procedure, and that working close to the brachial plexus may be frightening for surgeons. Because of the high complication and reoperation rates reported in the literature, this procedure is, at the moment, rejected by a large part of the orthopaedic community, specifically in North America. The Chinese experience shows, after the European one, that arthroscopic Latarjet is an efficient and irreplaceable option for the treatment of recurrent anterior shoulder instability in the context of capsular and/or glenoid deficiency...
December 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198083/-robotic-assisted-transaxillary-thyroid-surgery-the-rabin-medical-center-experience
#19
Naomi Rabinovics, Gideon Bachar, Tom Raz-Yarkoni, Raphael Feinmesser
AIMS: To review the experience of a single-center with RATS and to assess its outcome, feasibility and safety. BACKGROUND: With the advent of minimally invasive techniques in thyroid surgery, robot-assisted transaxillary thyroid surgery (RATS) has become one of the most popular approaches. Its main advantages are improved cosmetic outcome, thereby increasing patient satisfaction, improved visualization and range of motion. Several large-scale studies, have demonstrated its safety and feasibility...
November 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193234/dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-0-5-ropivacaine-in-ultrasound-guided-axillary-brachial-plexus-block
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E Koraki, C Stachtari, I Kapsokalyvas, Z Stergiouda, A Katsanevaki, A Trikoupi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the effect of dexmedetomidine added to ropivacaine on the onset and duration of sensory and motor block and duration of analgesia of ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block. METHODS: Thirty-seven ASA physical status I-II patients with elective forearm and hand surgery under ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block were randomly divided into 2 groups. Patients in ropivacaine-dexmedetomidine group (group RD, n = 19) received 15 mL of 0...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
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