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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326321/ultrasound-guided-versus-fluoroscopy-guided-deep-cervical-plexus-block-for-the-treatment-of-cervicogenic-headache
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Qing Wan, Haiyun Yang, Xiao Li, Caina Lin, Songjian Ke, Shaoling Wu, Chao Ma
Objective. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of ultrasound-guided deep cervical plexus block with fluoroscopy-guided deep cervical plexus block for patients with cervicogenic headache (CeH). Methods. A total of 56 patients with CeH were recruited and randomly assigned to either the ultrasound-guided (US) or the fluoroscopy-guided (FL) injection group. A mixture of 2-4 mL 1% lidocaine and 7 mg betamethasone was injected along C2 and/or C3 transverse process. The measurement of pain was evaluated by patients' ratings of a 10-point numerical pain scale (NPS) before and 2 wks, 12 wks, and 24 wks after treatments...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306603/current-treatment-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-correlated-with-chronic-pelvic-pain-bladder-and-bowel-dysfunction
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Bernhard Liedl, Klaus Goeschen, Leopold Durner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to critically analyze the relationship between symptoms of abnormal emptying of the bladder, urgency, pelvic pain, anorectal dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to present evidence in order to show how many of the above mentioned symptoms can be cured or substantially improved by repair of specific pelvic ligaments. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we provide evidence to show how often these dysfunctions occur and how they can be cured in 42-94% by appropriate pelvic floor surgery in the longer term, up to 2 years...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288050/pain-management-modalities-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-network-meta-analysis-of-170-randomized-controlled-trials
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Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Dimitris Mavridis, Daniel I Sessler, Megan S Nunemaker, Khaled S Doais, Rayan Sulieman Terkawi, Yazzed Sulieman Terkawi, Maria Petropoulou, Edward C Nemergut
BACKGROUND: Optimal analgesia for total knee arthroplasty remains challenging. Many modalities have been used, including peripheral nerve block, periarticular infiltration, and epidural analgesia. However, the relative efficacy of various modalities remains unknown. The authors aimed to quantify and rank order the efficacy of available analgesic modalities for various clinically important outcomes. METHODS: The authors searched multiple databases, each from inception until July 15, 2016...
March 13, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280382/retention-of-finger-blood-flow-against-postural-change-as-an-indicator-of-successful-sympathetic-block-in-the-upper-limb
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Toshihiko Nakatani, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Ichiro Sutou, Yoji Saito
BACKGROUND: Sympathetic block in the upper limb has diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic utility for disorders in the upper extremity that are associated with sympathetic disturbances. Increased skin temperature and decreased sweating are used to identify the adequacy of sympathetic block in the upper limb after stellate ganglion block (SGB). Baroreflexes elicited by postural change induce a reduction in peripheral blood flow by causing sympathetic vasoconstriction. We hypothesized that sympathetic block in the upper limb reduces the decrease in finger blood flow caused by baroreflexes stimulated by postural change from the supine to long sitting position...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258377/endoscopic-therapies-for-chronic-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Jeffrey M Adler, Timothy B Gardner
Chronic pancreatitis is a fibroinflammatory disease of the pancreas leading to varying degrees of endocrine and exocrine dysfunction. Treatment options are generally designed to control the pain of chronic pancreatitis, and endoscopic therapy is one of the main treatment modalities. Herein, we describe the endoscopic management of pancreatic duct calculi and strictures, entrapment of the intrapancreatic bile duct, celiac plexus interventions, and drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts.
March 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245730/peripheral-nervous-system-injury-after-high-dose-single-fraction-image-guided-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-spine-tumors
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Michael D Stubblefield, Katarzyna Ibanez, Elyn R Riedel, Ori Barzilai, Ilya Laufer, Eric Lis, Yoshiya Yamada, Mark H Bilsky
OBJECTIVE The object of this study was to determine the percentage of high-dose (1800-2600 cGy) single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SF-SRS) treatments to the spine that result in peripheral nervous system (PNS) injury. METHODS All patients treated with SF-SRS for primary or metastatic spine tumors between January 2004 and May 2013 and referred to the Rehabilitation Medicine Service for evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, or functional impairments or pain were retrospectively identified...
March 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244945/the-associated-factors-and-clinical-features-of-neuropathic-pain-after-brachial-plexus-injuries-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yingjie Zhou, Peixi Liu, Jing Rui, Xin Zhao, Jie Lao
INTRODUCTION: Neuropathic pain in patients with brachial plexus injuries brings complicated obstacles to the treatment and recovery for both surgeons and patients. OBJECTIVES: The clinical features of neuropathic pain, including pain intensity, type and time phase, need to be investigated. Moreover, possible associated factors need to be explored. METHODS: A cross-sectional study containing 77 participants was conducted. Their baseline information and injury-related conditions were collected...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229252/pain-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-prevalence-mechanisms-management-and-future-developments
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REVIEW
Andreas I Koulouris, Paul Banim, Andrew R Hart
Pain affects approximately 80% of patients with pancreatic cancer, with half requiring strong opioid analgesia, namely: morphine-based drugs on step three of the WHO analgesic ladder (as opposed to the weak opioids: codeine and tramadol). The presence of pain is associated with reduced survival. This article reviews the literature regarding pain: prevalence, mechanisms, pharmacological, and endoscopic treatments and identifies areas for research to develop individualized patient pain management pathways. The online literature review was conducted through: PubMed, Clinical Key, Uptodate, and NICE Evidence...
April 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190439/neurologic-complications-of-polytrauma
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R M Jha, L Shutter
Neurologic complications in polytrauma can be classified by etiology and clinical manifestations: neurovascular, delirium, and spinal or neuromuscular problems. Neurovascular complications include ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, or the development of traumatic arteriovenous fistulae. Delirium and encephalopathy have a reported incidence of 67-92% in mechanically ventilated polytrauma patients. Causes include sedation, analgesia/pain, medications, sleep deprivation, postoperative state, toxic ingestions, withdrawal syndromes, organ system dysfunction, electrolyte/metabolic abnormalities, and infections...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186472/clinical-presentation-and-treatment-outcomes-of-spinal-epidural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Deena M Nasr, Waleed Brinjikji, Michelle J Clarke, Giuseppe Lanzino
OBJECTIVE Spinal epidural arteriovenous fistulas (SEDAVFs) constitute a rare but treatable cause of vascular myelopathy and are a different subtype from the more common Type I spinal dural AVFs. The purpose of this study was to review a consecutive series of SEDAVFs from a single institution and report on the clinical presentations, functional status, and treatment outcomes. METHODS The authors identified all SEDAVFs treated at their institution from 2005 to 2015. SEDAVFs were defined as spinal AVFs in which the fistulous connection occurred in the epidural venous plexus...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180101/evaluation-of-complications-after-surgical-treatment-of-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Mohammad Ali Hosseinian, Ali Gharibi Loron, Yalda Soleimanifard
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is necessary when non-surgical treatments fail. Complications of surgical procedures vary from short-term post-surgical pain to permanent disability. The outcome of TOS surgery is affected by the visibility during the operation. In this study, we have compared the complications arising during the supraclavicular and the transaxillary approaches to determine the appropriate approach for TOS surgery. METHODS: In this study, 448 patients with symptoms of TOS were assessed...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162730/-475-pulsed-radiofrequency-of-brachial-plexus-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-shoulder-pain
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A Dua, J Shepherd, S Bahadur, D Martin
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April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159317/novel-treatment-protocol-for-ameliorating-refractory-chronic-pain-in-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Niek F Casteleijn, Maatje D A van Gastel, Peter J Blankestijn, Joost P H Drenth, Rosa L de Jager, Anna M Leliveld, Ruud Stellema, Andreas P Wolff, Gerbrand J Groen, Ron T Gansevoort
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients can suffer from chronic pain that can be refractory to conventional treatment, resulting in a wish for nephrectomy. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a multidisciplinary treatment protocol with sequential nerve blocks on pain relief in ADPKD patients with refractory chronic pain. As a first step a diagnostic, temporary celiac plexus block with local anesthetics was performed. If substantial pain relief was obtained, the assumption was that pain was relayed via the celiac plexus and major splanchnic nerves...
January 31, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144616/steroid-induced-psychosis-after-eus-guided-celiac-plexus-blockade
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David C Olson, Jason J Lewis
A 46-year-old female with no previous personal or family psychiatric history underwent endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided celiac plexus blockade (CPB) to treat pain related to cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator-associated chronic pancreatitis. She had excellent response to her first three CPBs using bupivacaine and triamcinolone. The patient's subsequent CPBs were complicated by symptoms of racing thoughts, delusional thinking, and insomnia. She was diagnosed with acute psychosis secondary to triamcinolone...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138407/the-value-of-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-varicocele
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REVIEW
Tomasz Lorenc, Leszek Krupniewski, Piotr Palczewski, Marek Gołębiowski
A varicocele is described as pathologically enlarged, tortuous veins of the pampiniform plexus, leading to an increased testicular temperature and adrenal metabolite reflux into the testes. Varicocele can impair spermatogenesis and is considered to be the most common cause of male infertility. Patients may palpate a thickening in the scrotum or complain of dull scrotal or inguinal pain, which increases when standing or during erection. In the case of a sudden onset of varicocele in elderly men, it is necessary to exclude renal tumor and extend diagnostic ultrasound with the assessment of the abdominal cavity...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109859/microsurgical-anatomy-of-the-hypoglossal-and-c1-nerves-description-of-a-previously-undescribed-branch-to-the-atlanto-occipital-joint
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Joe Iwanaga, Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, Daniel DiLorenzo, Peter Grunert, Matthew T Kline, Koichi Watanabe, Rod J Oskouian, Robert J Spinner, R Shane Tubbs
OBJECTIVE: Distal branches of the C1 nerve that travel with the hypoglossal nerve have been well investigated but relationships of C1 and the hypoglossal nerve near the skull base have not been described in detail. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate these small branches of the hypoglossal and first cervical nerves by anatomical dissection. METHODS: Twelve sides from six cadaveric specimens were used in this study. To elucidate the relationship among the hypoglossal, vagus, and first and cervical nerve, the mandible was removed and these nerves were dissected under the surgical microscope...
January 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059708/impact-of-mr-neurography-in-patients-with-chronic-cauda-equina-syndrome-presenting-as-chronic-pelvic-pain-and-dysfunction
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J R Petrasic, A Chhabra, K M Scott
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic cauda equina syndrome, defined as persistent damage of the cauda equina nerve roots within the spinal canal can be a challenging diagnosis with varied presentations. MR neurography imaging is more commonly being used to evaluate the lumbosacral spine of patients suspected of having subacute or chronic cauda equina syndrome. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of lumbosacral plexus MR neurography in the diagnostic thinking and therapeutic management of patients presenting with chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction and suspected chronic cauda equina syndrome...
November 10, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054138/-ultrasound-guided-interventions-on-the-peripheral-nervous-system
#18
A Loizides, L Gruber, S Peer, M Plaikner, H Gruber
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Up to the advent of high-resolution ultrasound, interventions on the peripheral nervous system, including local anesthesia and pain treatment were performed without visual guidance, which in some cases led to treatment failure or local tissue and nerve damage. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Progress in the field of ultrasound has enabled the functional visualization, anesthesia and anti-inflammatory or neurolytic treatment of many peripheral nerves, such as the brachial plexus, nerves of the upper and lower extremities and various nerves of the trunk...
March 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041323/impact-of-cervicothoracic-region-stereotactic-spine-radiosurgery-on-adjacent-organs-at-risk
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Mayur Sharma, Elizabeth E Bennett, Gazanfar Rahmathulla, Samuel T Chao, Hilary K Koech, Stephanie N Gregory, Todd Emch, Anthony Magnelli, Antonio Meola, John H Suh, Lilyana Angelov
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) of the spine is a conformal method of delivering a high radiation dose to a target in a single or few (usually ≤ 5) fractions with a sharp fall-off outside the target volume. Although efforts have been focused on evaluating spinal cord tolerance when treating spinal column metastases, no study has formally evaluated toxicity to the surrounding organs at risk (OAR), such as the brachial plexus or the oropharynx, when performing SRS in the cervicothoracic region. The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiation dosimetry and the acute and delayed toxicities of SRS on OAR in such patients...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984834/-ophthalmological-monitoring-of-diabetic-neuropathy-in-a-mouse-model
#20
S Baltrusch
Patients with diabetes mellitus suffer from late damage, including microvascular and macrovascular complications and diabetic polyneuropathy, even though blood glucose is well controlled and the HbA1c value normalised. Peripheral nerves are affected, and when these are damaged, this can result in disturbed sensation and pain. Such nerves are mainly Aδ und C fibres, which are present in the skin, but also in the subbasal nerve plexus of the cornea. Imaging of the subbasal nerve plexus using microscopic techniques allows a very early and objective view of neuropathy, which is only possible invasively by skin biopsy...
December 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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