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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915069/systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-particulate-vs-non-particulate-corticosteroids-in-epidural-injections
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REVIEW
Priyesh Mehta, Isaac Syrop, Jaspal Ricky Singh, Jonathan Kirschner
OBJECTIVE: To systematically analyze published studies in regards to the comparative efficacy of particulate versus non-particulate corticosteroids for cervical and lumbosacral epidural steroid injections (ESI) in reducing pain and improving function. TYPE: Systematic Review LITERATURE SURVEY: MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched from the period of 1950 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Criteria for inclusion in this review were: 1) Randomized controlled trials and 2) Retrospective studies comparing particulate versus non-particulate medication in fluoroscopically guided injections using a transforaminal (TF) or interlaminar (IL) approach...
November 30, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906952/conus-medullaris-infarction-after-a-right-l4-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-using-dexamethasone
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Christopher G Gharibo, Michael Fakhry, Sudhir Diwan, Alan D Kaye
BACKGROUND: For decades, epidural steroid injections have been an effective tool in the management of many pain related conditions, including lumbar radiculopathy. Transforaminal epidural steroid injections in particular have been reported to potentially result in central nervous system infarctions which have not been reported with interlaminar epidural steroid injections, while providing comparable efficacy. This rare, catastrophic complication has been attributed by some authors to be due to vascular injury secondary to vasospasm, thrombus formation, dissection, as well as concerns with placing the needle at the so-called "safe triangle...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898479/the-effect-of-skin-pressure-on-needle-entry-point-accuracy-during-fluoroscopically-guided-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-injections-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Soon Young Yun, Duck Mi Yoon, Kyung Bong Yoon, Ji Ae Moon, Shin Hyung Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of skin pressure on needle entry point accuracy during fluoroscopically guided lumbar transforaminal epidural injection. DESIGN: This study is a prospective randomized clinical trial; 64 patients with a body mass index of 25 kg/m or greater were enrolled. For patients in the pressing group, the operator marked the needle entry point on the patient's back while pressing the patient's skin with the tip of an indicator...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891035/intradiscal-and-intra-articular-facet-infiltrations-with-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-reduce-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Fernando Kirchner, Eduardo Anitua
CONTEXT: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex and disabling condition, and its treatment becomes a challenge. AIMS: The aim of our study was to assess the clinical outcome of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF-Endoret) infiltrations (one intradiscal, one intra-articular facet, and one transforaminal epidural injection) under fluoroscopic guidance-control in patients with chronic LBP. PRGF-Endoret which has been shown to be an efficient treatment to reduce joint pain...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882818/comparison-of-lumbosacral-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-techniques-in-terms-of-radiation-safety
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Duygu Tecer, Evren Yasar, Emre Adiguzel, Mehmet Ali Taskaynatan, Birol Balaban, Arif Kenan Tan
AIM: To investigate the difference in radiation exposure to the patients between oblique and posteroanterior view, initial approach techniques in fluoroscopy-guided lumbosacral transforaminal epidural steroid injections. PATIENTS & METHODS: Total amount of Kerma area product, elapsed time of the procedure and fluoroscopy time were obtained from medical records retrospectively. RESULTS: 28 patients were included in each group. Fluoroscopy time was significantly lower in group 1, but there was no statistically significant difference in terms of procedure time and Kerma area product...
November 24, 2016: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858682/the-effectiveness-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections-on-radicular-pain-functionality-psychological-status-and-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Mustafa Akif Sariyildiz, İbrahim Batmaz, Levent Yazmalar, Mehmet Güneş, Yahya Turan
BACKGROUND: The significance of fluoroscopy-guided transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESI) in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is well known. The aim of our study is to investigate the effectiveness of TFESI on radicular pain, functionality, psychological status, and sleep quality in patients with LDH. METHODS: Seventy-five LDH patients (36 males, 39 females) were enrolled in the study. All patients received a fluoroscopically guided TFESI (betamethasone 40 mg, lidocaine 2%)...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739217/a-randomized-comparative-study-of-pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-with-or-without-selective-nerve-root-block-for-chronic-cervical-radicular-pain
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Fei Wang, Qian Zhou, Lizu Xiao, Juan Yang, Donglin Xong, Disen Li, LiPing Liu, Sigdha Ancha, Jianguo Cheng
BACKGROUND: We demonstrated a combination of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) and cervical nerve root block (CNRB) via a posterior approach was superior to a transforaminal epidural steroid injection through the anterolateral approach for cervical radicular pain in a previous study. This randomized trial was conducted to determine the comparative efficacy between CNRB, PRF, and CNRB + PRF for cervical radicular pain. METHODS: A prospective and randomized design was used in this study...
October 14, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697354/-comparison-of-transforaminal-and-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injections-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-lumbar-pain
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Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: we compared the 12 month outcomes of fluoroscopically guided transforaminal epidural steroid injections with interlaminar epidural steroid injections for the treatment of chronic lumbar spinal pain. Chronic lower back pain is a multifactorial disorder with many possible etiologies. The lifetime prevalence of spinal pain is reportedly 65-80% in the neck and lower back. Epidural injection of corticosteroids is a commonly used intervention for managing chronic spinal pain...
September 30, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694148/role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-ascertaining-the-success-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-for-lumbar-radicular-pain
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Duygu Tecer, Emre Adiguzel, Arif Kenan Tan, Mehmet Ali Taskaynatan
OBJECTIVE:  To explore the outcome differences of lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) according to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with lumbar radicular pain. DESIGN:  Retrospective study. SETTING:  Single university-based interventional pain management unit. PATIENTS:  Fifty-nine patients who had lumbar radicular pain with a recent lumbar MRI and three-month follow-up were included...
October 2, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683253/relationship-of-specific-mri-findings-to-treatment-outcomes-in-patients-receiving-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections
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Marco Lechmann, Andrea Rosskopf, Christine Ehrmann, Reto Sutter, Christian W A Pfirrmann, Cynthia K Peterson
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether specific MRI findings are related to outcomes after lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESI) and to assess the inter-rater reliability of imaging diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective outcomes study on 156 consecutive patients with 1-month follow-up outcomes data and MRI within 3 months of TFESI was conducted. Pain levels (numerical rating scale) (NRS) were recorded prior to injection. Overall 'improvement' was determined using the Patients Global Impression of Change (PGIC) scale and NRS data were collected at three time points post injection...
September 28, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676805/internal-obturator-muscle-proposition-of-a-transforaminal-way-under-ultrasound-guidance-for-botulinum-toxin-injections
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Fabrice Michel, Arnaud Dupeyron, Jean Jacques Labat, Etienne Aleton, Bernard Parratte
OBJECTIVE: Among pelvitrochanteric muscles, the internal obturator muscle is implicated in some pain projected at the buttock or perineum. Even though the pathophysiology is not completely understood, its responsibility is often held in clinical practice and in the literature due to effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections, constituting a therapeutic test. The objective is to enhance the couple ultrasound/EMG in difficult injections. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients were treated in the physical medicine department (Besançon) from September 2015 to February 2016 for gluteal or perineal pain suspected to be related to abnormal spasm of the internal obturator muscle...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668585/clinical-effects-of-computed-tomography-guided-lumbosacral-facet-joint-transforaminal-epidural-and-translaminar-epidural-injections-of-methylprednisolone-acetate-in-healthy-dogs
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Annalisa P Liotta, Maud Girod, Dominique Peeters, Charlotte Sandersen, Thierry Couvreur, Géraldine Bolen
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical effects of CT-guided lumbosacral facet joint, transforaminal epidural, and translaminar epidural injections of methylprednisolone acetate in healthy dogs. ANIMALS 15 healthy Beagles. PROCEDURES Dogs were randomly assigned to 3 groups (5 dogs/group) and received a single CT-guided lumbosacral facet joint, transforaminal epidural, or translaminar epidural injection of methylprednisolone acetate (0.1 mg/kg). Contrast medium was injected prior to injection of methylprednisolone to verify needle placement...
October 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641258/the-value-of-short-term-pain-relief-in-predicting-the-1-month-outcome-of-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections
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Holger Joswig, Armin Neff, Christina Ruppert, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Martin Nikolaus Stienen
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September 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630917/efficacy-of-epidural-steroid-injection-in-management-of-lumbar-prolapsed-intervertebral-disc-a-comparison-of-caudal-transforaminal-and-interlaminar-routes
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Ritesh Arvind Pandey
INTRODUCTION: Epidural steroid is an important modality in the conservative management of prolapsed lumbar disc and is being used for over 50 years. However, controversy still persists regarding their effectiveness in reducing the pain and improving the function with literature both supporting and opposing them are available. AIM: To study the efficacy of epidural steroid injection in the management of pain due to prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc and to compare the effectiveness between caudal, transforaminal and interlaminar routes of injection...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623303/effect-of-drugs-associated-with-bleeding-tendency-on-the-complications-and-outcomes-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection
#15
Tae Keun Park, Sung Joon Shin, Jae Hyup Lee
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of medication-related bleeding tendency on the clinical outcomes and complications of transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: TFESI may result in serious complications such as epidural hematoma or adhesions in patients with medication-related bleeding tendency. However, little is known about the true relationship between medication-related bleeding tendency and postprocedural complications...
September 10, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614187/the-clinical-efficacy-for-two-level-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections
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Jaspal R Singh, Eliana Cardozo, George C Christolias
BACKGROUND: Epidural steroid injections have been used in combination with other modalities for the treatment of lumbar radicular pain. The literature has shown that 1-level lumbar fluoroscopically guided transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs) are effective in decreasing pain and morbidity; however, the efficacy of 2-level TFESIs has not been investigated, although they are performed by many practitioners in the treatment of lumbar radicular pain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical effectiveness of 2-level TFESIs in patients with unilateral, single-level lumbar radicular pain...
September 7, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574583/efficacy-of-percutaneous-adhesiolysis-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-post-surgery-syndrome
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REVIEW
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Kavita N Manchikanti, Christopher G Gharibo, Alan D Kaye
CONTEXT: Lumbar post-surgery syndrome is common and often results in chronic, persistent pain and disability, which can lead to multiple interventions. After failure of conservative treatment, either surgical treatment or a nonsurgical modality of treatment such as epidural injections, percutaneous adhesiolysis is often contemplated in managing lumbar post surgery syndrome. Recent guidelines and systematic reviews have reached different conclusions about the level of evidence for the efficacy of epidural injections and percutaneous adhesiolysis in managing lumbar post surgery syndrome...
April 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555486/the-efficacy-of-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-administration-in-multilevel-intervertebral-disc-disease-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-blinded-prospective-study
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Korgün Ökmen, Burcu Metin Ökmen
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Epidural steroid injection is commonly used in patients with chronic low back pain. Applying a mixture of alocal anesthetic (LA) and steroid using the interlaminar (IL), transforaminal (TF), and caudal techniques is a preferred approach. PURPOSE: The present study aims to investigate the efficacy of IL epidural steroid (LES) administration in patients with multi-level lumbar disc pathology (LDP), and to assess the possible correlation of the procedure success with age and body mass index (BMI)...
August 20, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548310/transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-an-observational-study-with-two-year-follow-up
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Niel Davis, Patrick Hourigan, Andrew Clarke
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is recognised as a treatment for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation, whilst surgical decompression is generally thought to be the most effective treatment option for lumbar spinal stenosis. There is little available literature examining the effect of TFESI on symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis. PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of TFESI as an alternative to surgery in patients with symptomatic stenosis...
August 22, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533599/lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections-incidental-extraspinal-findings-on-planning-imaging
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Gerritt M Lagemann, Patrick W Aldred, Amir A Borhani, Anish Ghodadra, Vikas Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: Planning imaging performed during CT-guided procedures may occasionally contain important incidental findings. The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize by clinical relevance the extraspinal findings detected on planning imaging for CT-guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four radiologists retrospectively evaluated the planning scout views and CT studies for 488 consecutive CT-guided lumbar TFESIs performed in 400 patients over a 1-year period...
December 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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