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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812185/reliability-of-standing-weight-bearing-0-25t-mr-imaging-findings-and-positional-changes-in-the-lumbar-spine
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Bjarke B Hansen, Philip Hansen, Anders F Christensen, Charlotte Trampedach, Zoreh Rasti, Henning Bliddal, Mikael Boesen
OBJECTIVE: To test the reliability and absolute agreement of common degenerative findings in standing positional magnetic resonance imaging (pMRI). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Low back pain patients with and without sciatica were consecutively enrolled to undergo a supine and standing pMRI. Three readers independently evaluated the standing pMRI for herniation, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, HIZ lesions and facet joint effusion. The evaluation included a semi-quantitative grading of spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis and spinal nerve root compression...
August 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811061/surgical-demographics-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-over-5-years-at-a-single-institution
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Dafang Zhang, Jamie E Collins, Brandon E Earp, Philip Blazar
PURPOSE: Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome are the 2 most common upper-limb compressive neuropathies. However, whether the characteristics of patient populations undergoing surgery for these conditions are similar is unclear in terms of demographics and concomitant pathologies. Our null hypothesis was that there are no identifiable differences between these patient populations. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed by billing system query using Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for all patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release (CTR) (CPT code 64721) and/or open cubital tunnel surgery (CPT code 64718) by 1 of 4 hand surgeons from August 2008 to July 2013...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806835/-median-nerve-compression-neuropathy-due-to-a-closed-osteocartilaginous-tunnel-at-the-distal-upper-arm-a-case-report
#3
Dominique Nellie Merky, Itai Pasternak, Pascal Ducommun, Urs Hug
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803901/the-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-caused-by-the-intraneural-or-extraneural-ganglion-cysts-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Wen Kai Chang, Yong Ping Li, Deng Feng Zhang, Bing Sheng Liang
Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common nerve compression syndrome in peripheral nerve compression disease. Although potential ulnar nerve entrapment can occur at multiple points along its course, such as the arcade of struthers, the medial intermuscular septum, the medial epicondyle, the cubital tunnel, and the deep flexor pronator aponeurosis, the most common site of entrapment is the cubital tunnel. However, cubital tunnel syndrome could also be caused by the occupying masses along the course of ulnar nerve, such as intraneural or extraneural ganglia...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802421/symptomatic-medial-humeral-epicondylar-fracture-non-union-rare-presentation-of-a-relatively-common-injury
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Vidisha S Kulkarni, Nitish Arora, Harshit Gehlot, Sagar Saxena, Sunil G Kulkarni, Supreet Bajwa
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic non-union of medial humeral epicondylar fractures is a limited entity. Some studies recommend surgical excision of the fragment, but the results are controversial. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome of open reduction and internal fixation of a medial epicondyle non-union fragment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in all the patients, who were operated in our hospital between the year 2010 and 2015 for symptomatic medial humeral epicondyle non-union...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802419/recalcitrant-aseptic-atrophic-non-union-of-the-shaft-of-the-humerus-after-failure-of-surgical-treatment-management-by-excision-of-non-union-bone-grafting-and-stabilization-by-lcp-in-different-modes
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Sudhir Babhulkar, Sushrut Babhulkar, Aditya Vasudev
Non-union of the humeral shaft is infrequently noticed after surgical fixation. Sixty eight patients whose osteosynthesis of humeral shaft had failed leading to non-union were identified over a duration of 10 years from (January 2006 to December 2015). Clinical and radiographical follow-up was available for 64 patients (4 patients were lost for follow-up), with a mean age of 58 years (range 25-78 years). All patients had aseptic atrophic non-union of either: proximal shaft (n=12), mid shaft (n=38), and lower shaft (n=14)...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800435/reliability-of-measurement-of-the-carpal-tunnel-and-median-nerve-in-asymptomatic-subjects-with-ultrasound
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Elena Bueno-Gracia, Miguel Malo-Urriés, Alazne Ruiz-de-Escudero-Zapico, Sonia Rodríguez-Marco, Sandra Jiménez-Del-Barrio, Michael Shacklock, Elena Estébanez-de-Miguel, José Miguel Tricás-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Morphology of the carpal tunnel changes with varying wrist postures and compressive forces applied to the wrist. These changes may affect the morphology and pressure on the median nerve and could be used as part of the treatment of the carpal tunnel syndrome patients. Reliability of the ultrasonographic measurements of the median nerve has been widely studied. However, there is a lack of investigation regarding reliability of ultrasonographic measurements of the carpal tunnel...
August 5, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800036/improved-outcomes-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats-treated-with-vagus-nerve-stimulation-and-its-potential-mechanism
#8
Peng Sun, Jiangang Wang, Shen Zhao, Zhengfei Yang, Ziren Tang, Navami Ravindra, Jennifer Bradley, Joseph P Ornato, Mary Ann Peberdy, Wanchun Tang
Studies have demonstrated that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) reduces ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of VNS in a rat model of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We further investigated whether the beneficial effects of VNS were dependent on the alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR). Forty animals were randomized into 4 groups and all underwent CPR (n = 10 each): (1) CPR alone (control); (2) VNS during CPR; (3) α7nAChR antagonist methyllycaconitine citrate (MLA) with VNS; (4) α7nAChR agonist 3-(2, 4-dimethoxybenzylidene) anabaseine (GTS-21) without VNS...
August 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799033/isolated-atrophy-of-the-abductor-digiti-quinti-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ricardo Andrade Fernandes de Mello, Ronaldo Garcia Rondina, Valéria Valim, Stéphano Santos Belisario, Rafael Burgomeister Lourenço, Elton Francisco Batista, Ruben Horst Duque
OBJECTIVE: We aim to discuss the association of isolated atrophy of the abductor digiti quinti muscle in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as well as review the anatomy and imaging findings of this condition on MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A consecutive series of 55 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis according to the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria were recruited. MRI of the clinically dominant feet was performed using a 1.5-T scanner. RESULTS: The study population was predominantly female (94...
August 10, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797820/the-pterygoalar-bar-a-meta-analysis-of-its-prevalence-morphology-and-morphometry
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Przemysław A Pękala, Brandon Michael Henry, Jakub R Pękala, Paulina A Frączek, Dominik Taterra, Konstantinos Natsis, Maria Piagkou, Janusz Skrzat, Iwona M Tomaszewska
PURPOSE: The pterygoalar (PA) bar is a bony bridge resulting from the partial or complete ossification of a PA ligament. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically analyze and provide the most comprehensive data on the prevalence, morphology and topographical anatomy of the PA bar. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search of the major electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect, SciELO, BIOSIS, and Web of Science) was conducted in order to identify relevant studies...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796106/surgical-treatment-of-hemifacial-spasm-caused-by-the-compression-of-internal-auditory-canal-of-facial-nerve
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Jin Zhu, Xin Zhang, Hua Zhao, Yin-Da Tang, Ting-Ting Ying, Shi-Ting Li
OBJECTIVE: To make out the way to distinguish the offending vessels compressed the internal auditory canal part of the facial nerve. METHODS: The hemifacial spasm patients were treated of microvascular decompression surgery with neurophysiologic monitoring. The patients were found that the internal auditory canal of the facial nerves was fully compressed, and the records of surgery monitoring were analyzed. RESULTS: All the patients were recorded the delay incubation period in electromyography monitoring, and all patients were hemifacial spasm free finally...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790863/great-auricular-neuropraxia-with-beach-chair-position
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Minal Joshi, Ruth Cheng, Hattiyangadi Kamath, Joel Yarmush
Shoulder arthroscopy has been shown to be the procedure of choice for many diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Neuropraxia of the great auricular nerve (GAN) is an uncommon complication of shoulder surgery, with the patient in the beach chair position. We report a case of great auricular neuropraxia associated with direct compression by a horseshoe headrest, used in routine positioning for uncomplicated shoulder surgery. In this case, an arthroscopic approach was taken, under regional anesthesia with sedation in the beach chair position...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781916/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-part-2-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: The lumbar spine includes 5 lumbar vertebral bodies, L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5. At each level, there is a disc space defined by the two bones (vertebral bodies) in the back; for example, there is a disc space at the L5-S1 level etc. The normal front to back (anterior to posterior or AP diameter) measurement of the spinal canal is typically 18-20 mm, but some patients have narrowing called spinal stenosis. METHODS: Lumbar stenosis is defined by two major types...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781913/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-evaluation-of-cervical-disc-disease-and-when-surgery-is-warranted
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REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: Patients with cervical disc disease may present with radiculopathy (root compression), myelopathy (cord compression), or myeloradiculopathy. These complaints must be correlated with x-ray, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and computed tomographic (CT) scans. Although most patients can be managed nonsurgically, those with significant neurological deficits and larger disc herniations may require surgery. METHODS: The symptoms of cervical radiculopathy include pain radiating down one or both arms, while myelopathy may result in more diffuse numbness tingling or weakness in the upper and/or lower extremities...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781912/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-part-1-lumbar-disc-disease
#15
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: Patients with lumbar disc disease may present with low back pain, pain that radiates down into the lower extremity (radiculopathy), and leg pain that increases with ambulation (neurogenic claudication). Patients may first undergo diagnostic studies [(magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) examinations] to determine whether there is any significant nerve root or thecal sac compression. METHODS: Increasingly, patients with low back pain with/without radiculopathy are being screened by nurses rather than by neurologists or neurosurgeons/orthopedists...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780727/interventions-for-humeral-shaft-fractures-mixed-treatment-comparisons-of-clinical-trials
#16
Y Zhao, J Wang, W Yao, Q Cai, Y Wang, W Yuan, S Gao
We designed a study to compare the efficacy of five main therapeutic options, including external fixation, open reduction and plate osteosynthesis (ORPO), minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), dynamic compression plate (DCP), and intramedullary nail (IMN) in treating humeral shaft fractures. Our results indicated that MIPO and IMN were recommended as the optimal treatments for clinical use. PURPOSE: Nowadays, five main therapeutic options are used in treating humeral shaft fractures: external fixation, open reduction and plate osteosynthesis (ORPO), minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), dynamic compression plate (DCP), and intramedullary nail (IMN)...
August 5, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776762/vein-wrapping-facilitates-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-induced-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-following-chronic-nerve-constriction-injury
#17
Naoya Hirosawa, Kentaro Uchida, Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Kenichi Murakami, Gen Inoue, Masayuki Miyagi, Yusuke Matsuura, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Takane Suzuki, Masashi Takaso, Seiji Ohtori
The clinical efficacy of autologous vein wrapping for recurrent compressive neuropathy has been demonstrated; however, the underlying mechanisms of this technique remain unclear. Rats were divided into chronic constriction injury (CCI) and CCI + vein wrapping (CCI + VW) groups. Mechanical allodynia was evaluated using von Frey filaments. To identify the neuroprotective factors released from veins, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) mRNA expression in veins was compared to that in the sciatic nerve...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776686/contralateral-r1-and-r2-components-of-the-laryngeal-adductor-reflex-in-humans-under-general-anesthesia
#18
Catherine F Sinclair, Maria J Téllez, Oscar R Tapia, Sedat Ulkatan
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that under total intravenous general anesthesia (TIVA), the contralateral R1 (cRI) and contralateral R2 (cR2) components of the laryngeal adductor reflex (LAR) can be reliably elicited; to determine effects of topical anesthesia and inhalational anesthesia on the LAR; and to discuss how this technique may be utilized to continuously monitor the vagus nerve reflex arc. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: Vocal fold mucosa was electrically stimulated via endotracheal tube surface-based electrodes to elicit a LAR...
August 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774492/transient-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-due-to-non-aneurysmal-neurovascular-compression
#19
Stuti Joshi, William Wei Han Tee, Catherine Franconi, David Prentice
Acute oculomotor nerve palsy requires urgent exclusion of aneurysmal compression. We report a 62year old man with a transient right third nerve palsy with pupillary involvement, who was found to have neurovascular compression of the cisternal oculomotor nerve as it curved over a duplicated superior cerebellar artery on high resolution MR imaging. Direct vascular compression should be considered in patients with isolated cranial neuropathies in whom other pathologies have been excluded.
July 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774237/ulnar-neuropathy-due-to-volar-ulnar-displacement-of-the-flexor-tendons-after-open-carpal-tunnel-release-case-report
#20
Katsuhisa Tanabe, Nao Miyamoto
Ulnar nerve neuropathy is a rare complication following the carpal tunnel release. Above all, compression neuropathy is much rare. We report an acute ulnar nerve neuropathy following open carpal tunnel release due to the volar and ulnar displacement of the flexor tendons from the carpal tunnel and review the literature.
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
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