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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213852/-imaging-of-the-lumbosacral-plexus-diagnostics-and-treatment-planning-with-high-resolution-procedures
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S Jengojan, C Schellen, G Bodner, G Kasprian
BACKGROUND: Technical advances in magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound-based neurography nowadays facilitate the radiological assessment of the lumbosacral plexus. OBJECTIVE: Anatomy and imaging of the lumbosacral plexus and diagnostics of the most common pathologies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Description of the clinically feasible combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound diagnostics, case-based illustration of imaging techniques and individual advantages of MRI and ultrasound-based diagnostics for various pathologies of the lumbosacral plexus and its peripheral nerves...
February 17, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212878/evaluation-of-macular-vascular-abnormalities-identified-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Ian C Han, Mongkol Tadarati, Katia D Pacheco, Adrienne W Scott
PURPOSE: To evaluate macular vascular flow abnormalities identified by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in patients with various sickle cell genotypes. DESIGN: Prospective, observational case series. METHODS: This is a single institution case series of adult patients with various sickle cell genotypes. All patients underwent macular OCT-A (Avanti RTVue XR, Optovue Inc, Fremont, CA). Images were analyzed qualitatively for areas of flow loss and quantitatively for measures of foveal avascular area, parafoveal flow, and vascular density...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212784/intraspinal-extradural-variations-of-nerve-roots
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Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Andrej Šteňo, Roman Kuruc, Juraj Šteňo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work is to point out the intraspinal extradural anatomical variations of nerve roots and their possible participation in radiculopathy. METHODS: The anatomical study was performed in 33 cadavers at a mean age of 46.5 and up to 24h from death. All extradural anastomoses between nerve roots were excised and examined histologically for the presence or absence of nervous tissue. The type of the plexus was defined by subtracting from the root C2...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212663/isolation-of-primary-microglia-from-the-human-post-mortem-brain-effects-of-ante-and-post-mortem-variables
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Mark R Mizee, Suzanne S M Miedema, Marlijn van der Poel, Adelia, Karianne G Schuurman, Miriam E van Strien, Jeroen Melief, Joost Smolders, Debbie A Hendrickx, Kirstin M Heutinck, Jörg Hamann, Inge Huitinga
Microglia are key players in the central nervous system in health and disease. Much pioneering research on microglia function has been carried out in vivo with the use of genetic animal models. However, to fully understand the role of microglia in neurological and psychiatric disorders, it is crucial to study primary human microglia from brain donors. We have developed a rapid procedure for the isolation of pure human microglia from autopsy tissue using density gradient centrifugation followed by CD11b-specific cell selection...
February 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211261/early-microvascular-retinal-changes-in-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Joseph M Simonett, Fabio Scarinci, Fabiana Picconi, Paola Giorno, Daniele De Geronimo, Antonio Di Renzo, Monica Varano, Simona Frontoni, Mariacristina Parravano
PURPOSE: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) can lead to significant vision loss and blindness and has a particularly high prevalence in patients with type 1 diabetes (DM1). In this study, we investigate quantitative differences in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) data between DM1 patients with no or mild signs of retinopathy and non-diabetic subjects. METHODS: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) imaging was performed on DM1 patients with no or mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy and healthy, age-matched controls...
February 16, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209169/vascular-impulse-technology-versus-elevation-in-the-treatment-of-posttraumatic-swelling-of-extremity-fractures-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marc Schnetzke, Benedict Swartman, Isabel Bonnen, Holger Keil, Svenja Schüler, Paul A Grützner, Jochen Franke
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the extremities are often complicated by a variable degree of swelling secondary to hemorrhage and soft tissue injury. Patients typically require up to 7 days of inpatient bed rest and elevation to reduce swelling to an acceptable level for operative treatment with internal fixation. Alternatively, an intermittent pneumatic compression device, such as the Vascular Impulse Technology (VIT) system, can be used at the injured extremity to reduce the posttraumatic swelling...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208978/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-0-5-bupivacaine-0-5-ropivacaine-and-0-75-ropivacaine-for-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
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Ranjan R Venkatesh, Prabhat Kumar, Ramachandran R Trissur, Sagiev Koshy George
INTRODUCTION: For any surgery in the upper extremity that does not involve the shoulder, a supraclavicular block is preferred, as it is a safe procedure associated with rapid onset and reliable anaesthesia. Although ropivacaine has been extensively studied for epidural anaesthesia, very few reports exist on its use in supraclavicular brachial plexus block. AIM: This study was conducted to investigate and compare the effectiveness of supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia with two different concentrations of ropivacaine (0...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208976/dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-to-bupivacaine-in-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-in-paediatrics-for-post-operative-analgesia
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Karl Sa Ribeiro, Anjali Ollapally, Julie Misquith
INTRODUCTION: Sensory blockade of the brachial plexus with local anaesthetics for perioperative analgesia leads to stable haemodynamics intraoperatively, smoother emergence from general anaesthesia and decreased need for supplemental analgesics or suppositories in the Post-operative period. However, increasing the duration of local anaesthetic action is often desirable because it prolongs surgical anaesthesia and analgesia. Various studies in adults prove that steroids increase the duration of action of local anaesthetics when used as adjuncts...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208170/optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography-in-type-2-diabetes-and-diabetic-retinopathy
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Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Rupesh Agrawal, Yasuo Yanagi, Nicole Ming Sie, Chee Wai Wong, Ian Yew San Yeo, Shu Yen Lee, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Tien Yin Wong
Importance: Optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCT-A) is able to visualize retinal microvasculature without the need for injection of fluorescein contrast dye. Nevertheless, it is only able to capture a limited view of macula and does not show leakage. Objectives: To evaluate the retinal microvasculature using OCT-A in patients with type 2 diabetes as well as the association of OCT-A characteristics with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and systemic risk factors...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207536/cervical-plexus-anesthesia-versus-general-anesthesia-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Dalong Yang, Tao Wang, Qian Wang, Lijun Zhang, Wenyuan Ding
Both general anesthesia (GA) and cervical plexus anesthesia (CPA) can be used for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of anesthetic techniques on perioperative mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing cervical surgery.From January 2008 to December 2015, 356 patients who underwent 1-level ACDF for cervical spinal myelopathy were prospectively reviewed. They were assigned to receive GA (group A) and CPA (group B). The analgesic efficacy of the block was assessed by anesthesia preparation time, the maximum heart rate, and mean arterial blood pressure changes compared with the baseline, time of postoperative revival, and duration of recovery stay...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205463/peripheral-nerve-lymphomatosis
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Tun-Lin Foo, Ryan Yak, Mark E Puhaindran
Lymphoma involvement of peripheral nerves is rare and it may mimic benign neurogenic tumors or neuropraxic injury. This study presents three patterns of presentations in four patients with neurolymphomatous involvement of their peripheral nerves. We reviewed the clinical records of four patients who underwent exploratory brachial plexus surgery (n = 1), pronator tunnel decompression (n = 1) and peripheral nerve exploration (n = 2) and subsequently found to have neurolymphomatosis (NL). Histological diagnoses were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (n = 3) and NK/T-cell lymphoma (n = 1)...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205117/a-randomized-comparison-between-costoclavicular-and-paracoracoid-ultrasound-guided-infraclavicular-block-for-upper-limb-surgery
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Prangmalee Leurcharusmee, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Worakamol Tiyaprasertkul, Thitipan Sotthisopha, Artid Samerchua, Aida Gordon, Julian Aliste, Roderick J Finlayson, De Q H Tran
BACKGROUND: This two-centre randomized trial compared costoclavicular and paracoracoid ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block in patients undergoing upper limb surgery. We hypothesized that both techniques would result in similar onset times and designed the study as an equivalence trial. METHODS: Ninety patients undergoing upper limb surgery at or distal to the elbow were randomly allocated to receive a costoclavicular (n = 45) or paracoracoid (n = 45) ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block...
February 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203808/ultrasound-guided-lumbar-plexus-block-in-volunteers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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J M C Strid, A R Sauter, K Ullensvang, M N Andersen, M Daugaard, M A F Bendtsen, K Søballe, E M Pedersen, J Børglum, T F Bendtsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203727/surgery-of-the-axilla-with-combined-brachial-plexus-and-intercostobrachial-nerve-block-in-the-subpectoral-intercostal-plane
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R Seidel, A T Gray, A Wree, M Schulze
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202630/targets-and-end-points-in-cardiac-autonomic-denervation-procedures
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Esteban W Rivarola, Denise Hachul, Tan Wu, Cristiano Pisani, Carina Hardy, Fabrizio Raimundi, Sissy Melo, Francisco Darrieux, Mauricio Scanavacca
BACKGROUND: Autonomic denervation is an alternative approach for patients with symptomatic bradycardia. No consensus exists on the critical targets and end points of the procedure. The aim of this study was to identify immediate end points and critical atrial regions responsible for vagal denervation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 14 patients (50% men; age: 34.0±13.8 years) with cardioinhibitory syncope, advanced atrioventricular block or sinus arrest, and no structural heart disease...
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202486/granulocytic-sarcoma-a-rare-cause-of-sciatica
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Epaminondas Markos Valsamis, Thomas Edward Glover
We describe a case report of a man aged 56 years with a 4-month history of right-sided sciatica-type pain with subclinical disc prolapse evident on MRI. Worsening pain together with the appearance of a tender mass in his right buttock prompted further imaging, which demonstrated an infiltrative mass engulfing the lumbosacral plexus. This was later shown to be a granulocytic sarcoma on biopsy. Intervertebral disc herniation can be an incidental finding and is not always the cause of sciatica.
February 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198786/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-adult-onset-foveomacular-vitelliform-dystrophy
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Komal M Joshi, Peter L Nesper, Amani A Fawzi, Rukhsana G Mirza
PURPOSE: To determine the ability of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to detect choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in the pseudohypopyon stage of adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy. METHODS: Prospective case series of eight consecutive patients with adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy with at least one eye in the pseudohypopyon stage (a total of 14 eyes). Patients were assessed with spectral domain OCT, flourescein angiography, and OCTA...
February 14, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196058/retinal-capillary-density-in-patients-with-birdshot-chorioretinopathy
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Philipp K Roberts, Peter L Nesper, Debra A Goldstein, Amani A Fawzi
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal capillary density and determine its correlation with visual acuity in patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy (BCR). METHODS: Patients with BCR and age-matched controls were imaged using a commercially available spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography system (RTVue- XR Avanti; Optovue, Inc). We used the integrated software of the optical coherence tomography angiography device to analyze the foveal avascular zone area and the capillary density in the full retina as well as in the superficial capillary plexus and deep capillary plexus...
February 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195622/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-associated-with-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Matthew G J Trese, Aristomenis Thanos, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Sandeep Randhawa
The authors present the first case of paracentral acute middle maculopathy as a manifestation of primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) with multimodal imaging, including optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). The association between APS and ophthalmic sequela is well-known. Recent advances in multimodal imaging, specifically OCTA, allow for better characterization of the mechanism and extent by which retinal arterial thrombosis can cause vision loss. Using advanced imaging modalities, the authors provide a comprehensive assessment of retinal ischemia, which showed not only localized capillary occlusion, but also ischemia of the deep retinal capillary plexus...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195354/histopathology-of-bilateral-lower-extremity-inflammatory-lymphedema-in-military-basic-trainees-a-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-of-the-deep-vascular-plexus
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Shannan E McCann, Scott R Dalton, Todd T Kobayashi
Bilateral lower extremity inflammatory lymphedema (BLEIL) is a recently described condition that presents with exquisite tenderness, erythema, and edema of the lower leg, ankle and dorsal foot resembling an acute cellulitis. It was first reported in healthy, young adult military basic trainees with a normal body mass index during the first 72 hours of arrival to basic training. It occurs while standing at attention for many hours, and shows rapid resolution with elevation and rest. We report an additional case of BLEIL and describe the histopathology of this case and two of the previously reported cases...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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