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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540442/outcome-after-brachial-plexus-injury-surgery-and-impact-on-quality-of-life
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Lukas Rasulić, Andrija Savić, Bojana Živković, Filip Vitošević, Mirko Mićović, Vladimir Baščarević, Vladimir Puzović, Nenad Novaković, Milan Lepić, Miroslav Samardžić, Stefan Mandić-Rajčević
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate outcomes after surgery for brachial plexus injury (BPI), not only motor outcomes but also the quality of life of the patients. METHODS: We operated on 128 consecutive patients with BPI from 1992 to 2012. We documented the information on the injured nerve, level of injury, type of treatment used, timing of surgery, patient age, and preoperative and postoperative motor deficits. In 69 patients who agreed to participate in a quality of life study, additional assessments included functionality, pain, quality of life, patient satisfaction, and psychosocial health...
May 24, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521032/a-neglected-cause-of-iatrogenic-brachial-plexus-injuries-in-psychiatric-patients
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José Fernando Guedes-Corrêa, Maristella Reis da Costa Pereira, Francisco José Lourenço Torrão-Junior, José Vicente Martins, Daniel Alves Neiva Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric patients are often kept immobilized during hospitalization to avoid self-inflicted injuries and danger to third parties. Inadequate positioning can lead to brachial plexus injuries (BPI). OBJECTIVE: To present a series of 5 psychiatric patients with BPI after being left sedated and restrained for prolonged periods of time during hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 5 psychiatric patients with iatrogenic BPI referred by other institutions to our service...
May 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486591/hourglass-like-constriction-of-the-brachial-plexus-in-the-posterior-cord-a-case-report
#3
Yasunobu Nakagawa, Hitoshi Hirata
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Hourglass-like constrictions are fascicular conditions confirmed definitively by interfascicular neurolysis. Certain peripheral nerves have vulnerable areas such as around the elbow in the posterior interosseous nerve. We report the first hourglass-like constriction in the brachial plexus supplying the radial innervated forearm musculature. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the brachial plexus were consistent with neuralgic amyotrophy (NA)...
May 9, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480103/cavernous-sinus-syndrome-as-the-first-manifestation-of-metastatic-breast-disease
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N B Seixas, T A B Belsuzarri, N C B Belsuzarri, M Pozetti, J F M Araujo
BACKGROUND: The cavernous sinus is a venous plexus crossed by vital neurovascular structures. Metastases to the region are uncommon and often associated with a headache, facial pain, or progressive neurological deficit in III, IV, and VI cranial nerves. The treatment options are surgery, including endoscopic approach, radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and chemotherapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 26-year-old female with cavernous sinus syndrome due to breast cancer metastasis, who was subjected to chemotherapy with complete neurological recovery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475798/the-surgical-management-of-symptomatic-benign-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-of-the-neck-and-extremities-an-experience-of-442-cases
#5
Ketan I Desai
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) is not uncommon. The surgical excision of symptomatic benign PNSTs along with preservation of the affected nerve and its function is an ideal treatment option. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcome with respect to morbidity, extent of resection, and recurrence, and to review and compare our results with those reported in literature. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical and radiological findings of 442 patients with benign PNSTs involving the neck and extremities treated surgically from 2000 to 2014 was performed...
May 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461127/comparison-of-lidocaine-and-lidocaine-epinephrine-for-the-paravertebral-brachial-plexus-block-in-dogs
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Amélie Choquette, Jérôme R E Del Castillo, Maxim Moreau, Martin Guillot, Kate Alexander, Jean-Jacques Kona-Boun, Dominique Gauvin, Eric Troncy
OBJECTIVE: To compare the motor and sensory block efficacy and duration of a modified paravertebral brachial plexus block (PBPB) after administration of lidocaine alone (LI) or combined with epinephrine (LE). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded, crossover study. ANIMALS: A total of eight healthy female Beagle dogs. METHODS: Under general anesthesia, modified PBPB was performed on the left thoracic limb using neurostimulation and/or ultrasound guidance to administer lidocaine (2 mg kg(-1); 0...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429047/therapeutic-outcome-of-ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-osteoid-osteoma
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Louis Lassalle, R Campagna, G Corcos, A Babinet, F Larousserie, J Stephanazzi, A Feydy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term outcome of computed tomography-guided radiofrequency ablation (CT-guided RFA) in patients with suspected osteoid osteoma (OO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-center retrospective study. Patients with clinical suspicion and imaging diagnosis of osteoid osteoma were treated by CT-guided RFA using the same device with either a 7- or 10-mm active tip electrode. Specific precautions were applied in case of articular or spinal OO. Patients were contacted by phone to evaluate the long-term outcome in terms of pain, ability to perform daily activities (including sports), and long-term complications...
July 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427870/all-endoscopic-brachial-plexus-complete-neurolysis-for-idiopathic-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-a-prospective-case-series
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Thibault Lafosse, Malo Le Hanneur, Laurent Lafosse
PURPOSE: To describe an all-endoscopic technique for infra- and supraclavicular brachial plexus (BP) neurolysis and to assess its functional outcomes for patients suffering from nonspecific neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2013, 36 patients presenting an idiopathic nonspecific NTOS benefited from an endoscopic decompression in our institution. The inclusion criteria were a typical clinical NTOS and failure of a 6-month well-conducted nonsurgical treatment...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375887/randomized-controlled-trial-of-interscalene-block-compared-with-injectable-liposomal-bupivacaine-in-shoulder-arthroplasty
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Surena Namdari, Thema Nicholson, Joseph Abboud, Mark Lazarus, Dean Steinberg, Gerald Williams
BACKGROUND: Shortcomings of interscalene brachial plexus blockade include technical failure and rebound pain. Bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension, a sustained release preparation, is used for surgical-site administration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these 2 postoperative pain management strategies in patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: In a non-blinded, randomized controlled trial of participants undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty, patients were randomized to interscalene brachial plexus blockade or intraoperative soft-tissue infiltration of bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375661/pain-management-of-malignant-psoas-syndrome-under-epidural-analgesia-during-palliative-radiotherapy
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Takayo Ota, Masaru Makihara, Hiroshi Tsukuda, Ryuji Kajikawa, Masayuki Inamori, Nozomi Miyatake, Noriko Tanaka, Masahiro Tokunaga, Yoshikazu Hasegawa, Takuhito Tada, Masahiro Fukuoka
Malignant psoas syndrome is a rare malignant condition presenting as lumbosacral plexopathy and painful fixed flexion of the hip. Metastasis to the psoas muscle is observed, which damages the nerve bundles in the lumbosacral plexuses. The syndrome presents as refractory lower back pain with several other neurological symptoms. The pain is difficult to control because it is a mixture of nociceptive and neuropathic pain, which indicates that treatment requires a versatile approach. The authors report a case of severe back pain caused by metastasis to the psoas muscle of advanced gastric cancer in a patient who underwent palliative radiotherapy under epidural analgesia...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374487/gastric-neuromuscular-histology-in-patients-with-refractory-gastroparesis-relationships-to-etiology-gastric-emptying-and-response-to-gastric-electric-stimulation
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J Heckert, R M Thomas, H P Parkman
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to describe the histology in gastroparesis, specifically to relate histopathology to etiology of gastroparesis (idiopathic and diabetic gastroparesis), gastric emptying, and clinical response to gastric electric stimulation. METHODS: Full thickness gastric body sections obtained during insertion of gastric stimulator in gastroparetics were stained with Hematoxylin & Eosin, Masson Trichrome and immunohistochemical stains for Neuron-Specific Enolase and c-Kit...
April 4, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373906/a-meta-analysis-of-palliative-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
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Susan Dababou, Cristina Marrocchio, Jarrett Rosenberg, Rachelle Bitton, Kim Butts Pauly, Alessandro Napoli, Joo Ha Hwang, Pejman Ghanouni
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is currently the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related death. Up to 60-90% of patients with advanced disease suffer cancer-related pain, severely impacting their quality of life. Current management involves primarily pharmacotherapy with opioid narcotics and celiac plexus neurolysis; unfortunately, both approaches offer transient relief and cause undesired side-effects. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive thermal ablation technique that has been used to treat pancreatic cancer...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348503/gabapentin-does-not-appear-to-improve-postoperative-pain-and-sleep-patterns-in-patients-who-concomitantly-receive-regional-anesthesia-for-lower-extremity-orthopedic-surgery-a-randomized-control-trial
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Jean Daniel Eloy, Christy Anthony, Shawn Amin, Moorice Caparó, Mark C Reilly, Steven Shulman
In recent years, gabapentin has gained popularity as an adjuvant therapy for the treatment of postoperative pain. Numerous studies have shown a decrease in pain score, even with immediate postoperative activity, which is significant for early post-op ambulation and regaining functionality sooner. However, studies have been in conclusive in patients undergoing lower extremity orthopedic surgery. For this reason, we hoped to study the effect of gabapentin on postoperative pain in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, total hip arthroplasty, or a hip fracture repair...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339446/pulsed-radiofrequency-ablation-of-pudendal-nerve-for-treatment-of-a-case-of-refractory-pelvic-pain
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Vadim Petrov-Kondratov, Avneesh Chhabra, Stephanie Jones
Pudendal neuralgia (PN) is a result of pudendal nerve entrapment or injury, also called "Alcock syndrome." Pain that develops is often chronic, and at times debilitating. If conservative measures fail, invasive treatment modalities can be considered. The goal of this case report is to add to a small body of literature that a pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) ablation can be effectively used to treat PN and to show that high resolution MR neurography imaging can be used to detect pudendal neuropathy. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 51-year-old woman with 5 years of worsening right groin and vulva pain...
March 2017: Pain Physician
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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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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
#16
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...
May 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
#17
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...
May 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
#18
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
#19
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
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