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Tetsuro Ishimatsu, Koichi Kinoshita, Jun Nishio, Jun Tanaka, Satohiro Ishii, Takuaki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: During the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty, a retractor is placed on the anterior wall of the acetabulum to retract the iliopsoas muscle. This step with the retractor has been reported to put the patient at risk for femoral nerve damage. The present study aimed to clarify the effects of the anterior acetabular retractor on the status of the femoral nerve during the direct anterior approach on the basis of transcranial motor-evoked potential (MEP) analysis...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Matthew J Zdilla, Kyle D Miller, Jordan V Swearingen, H Wayne Lambert
Terminal branches of the superficial fibular nerve are at risk of iatrogenic damage during foot surgery, including hallux valgus rigidus correction, bunionectomy, cheilectomy, and extensor hallucis longus tendon transfer. One terminal branch, the dorsomedial cutaneous nerve of the hallux, is particularly at risk of injury at its intersection with the extensor hallucis longus tendon. Iatrogenic injuries of the dorsomedial cutaneous nerve of the hallux can result in sensory loss, neuroma formation, and/or debilitating causalgia...
March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Conrad Harrison, Sarah Epton, Stana Bojanic, Alexander L Green, James J FitzGerald
OBJECTIVE: Dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRGS) received its first regulatory approval (CE marking in Europe) in late 2011, and so its use is now almost six years old. Several thousand patients have already been treated, and a landmark trial in lower limb complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and causalgia has recently been published. METHODS: In this review we have summarized the literature to date on the use of DRGS in the treatment of neuropathic pain. RESULTS: The results so far are encouraging, with reports of successful use in treating a wide range of indications including postsurgical pain, CRPS, and phantom pain...
September 28, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
İrem Özdemir, Mert Akbaş, Arif Yeğin, Gözde Dağıstan, Deniz Özel Erkan
OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is used for various indications such as Failed Back Surgey Syndrome, peripheral causalgia, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, peripheral vascular disease, ischemic heart disease and cancer pain. METHODS: This is a retrospective study. 62 patients applied SCS were included in retrospective study from february 2011-january 2015 in Akdeniz University medicine faculty algology department...
January 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
O Walusinski
The trauma of World War I had a lasting impact on clinician and physiologist Jules Tinel (1879-1952). His treatment of peripheral nervous system injuries led him, in 1917, to describe the eponymous sign that he linked to activity of the sympathetic nervous system. Among the sequelae of nerve injuries, he was confronted with causalgia that he attributed, here again, to the autonomic nervous system, the main focus of his laboratory research throughout his career. Tinel's sign became so well known that it eclipsed the originality of his seminal descriptions of exertional headache and of hypertensive emergency caused by pheochromocytoma, which could also have been associated with his name...
April 1, 2017: Revue Neurologique
Bijan Beigi, Mazda Beigi, Nuwan Niyadurupola, Manuel Saldana, Nabil El-Hindy, Deepak Gupta
The purpose of this study was to present the management of a series of patients referred with infraorbital nerve paraesthesia that developed after insignificant orbital floor fracture without diplopia or exophthalmos, and that did not require initial surgical repair. This is a retrospective interventional case series. The main outcome and measures were assessment of preoperative symptoms including neuralgia and sensory symptoms; review of periorbital computed tomography (CT) scans; and assessment of postoperative effects of surgery for infraorbital nerve decompression...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
Rana Alnasser Alsukhni, Yasmin Aboras, Ziena Jriekh, Mahmoud Almalla, Ahmad Sheikh El-Kahwateya
BACKGROUND: Longitudinally Extensive Transverse Myelitis LETM is a specific pattern of myelitis wherein at least three continuous vertebral segments are involved. Characteristically, it is a defining feature of neuromyelitis optica NMO. However, it is described in many other etiologies. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of 60 year old male who presented with symptoms and signs of regional sympathetic dystrophy RSD followed by symptoms of myelitis. Spinal cord MRI revealed cervical LETM extending to the brainstem...
January 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
Timothy R Deer, Robert M Levy, Jeffery Kramer, Lawrence Poree, Kasra Amirdelfan, Eric Grigsby, Peter Staats, Allen W Burton, Abram H Burgher, Jon Obray, James Scowcroft, Stan Golovac, Leonardo Kapural, Richard Paicius, Christopher Kim, Jason Pope, Thomas Yearwood, Sam Samuel, W Porter McRoberts, Hazmer Cassim, Mark Netherton, Nathan Miller, Michael Schaufele, Edward Tavel, Timothy Davis, Kristina Davis, Linda Johnson, Nagy Mekhail
Animal and human studies indicate that electrical stimulation of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons may modulate neuropathic pain signals. ACCURATE, a pivotal, prospective, multicenter, randomized comparative effectiveness trial, was conducted in 152 subjects diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome or causalgia in the lower extremities. Subjects received neurostimulation of the DRG or dorsal column (spinal cord stimulation, SCS). The primary end point was a composite of safety and efficacy at 3 months, and subjects were assessed through 12 months for long-term outcomes and adverse events...
April 2017: Pain
Andrew Lederman, David Turk, Antonio Howard, Srinivas Reddy, Michelle Stern
We present the case of a 24 yr old male who was diagnosed with gluteal compartment syndrome and was subsequently found to have developed lumbosacral radiculoplexopathy and complex regional pain syndrome. The patient's gluteal compartment syndrome was diagnosed within 24 h of presentation to the emergency room, and he underwent emergent compartment release. While recovering postoperatively, persistent weakness was noted in the right lower limb. Results of electrodiagnostic testing were consistent with a lumbosacral radiculoplexopathy...
2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
David G Kline
It has been said of Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) that as a young man he was first among the physiologists of his day, in middle age first among physicians, and as an older man, one of the most noted novelists of his country. Mitchell's novels were written in his later life as a means to avoid boredom during lengthy summer vacations that were the norm for that time among the affluent members of Philadelphia society. These novels were criticized by some because of poor plots, which in some instances failed to move along, or for text that offered a stereotyped depiction of genteel society and the effects that war or personal disaster had on the characters' behavior The criticism came despite the fact that all critics agreed that Mitchell's portrayals of psychopathology in his fictional characters was unique and accurate...
July 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
Il Choi, Sang Ryong Jeon
Occipital neuralgia is defined by the International Headache Society as paroxysmal shooting or stabbing pain in the dermatomes of the greater or lesser occipital nerve. Various treatment methods exist, from medical treatment to open surgical procedures. Local injection with corticosteroid can improve symptoms, though generally only temporarily. More invasive procedures can be considered for cases that do not respond adequately to medical therapies or repeated injections. Radiofrequency lesioning of the greater occipital nerve can relieve symptoms, but there is a tendency for the pain to recur during follow-up...
April 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
François Boller, Daniel Birnbaum
With few exceptions, neurology was nonexistent in the United States until the Civil War years. From 1861 to 1865, the United States saw a bitter armed conflict between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederate States or Confederacy), and during those years, neurology was born in the United States. In 1861, Silas Weir Mitchell, together with George Morehouse and William Keen, opened and operated the first neurological hospital in Philadelphia, with the backing of the Surgeon General William Hammond...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Peter J Koehler
Publications from French (Jules Tinel and Chiriachitza Athanassio-Bénisty), English (James Purves-Stewart, Arthur Henry Evans and Hartley Sidney Carter), German (Otfrid Foerster and Hermann Oppenheim) and American (Charles Harrison Frazier and Byron Stookey) physicians from both sides of the front during World War I (WWI) contributed to a dramatic increase in knowledge about peripheral nerve injuries. Silas Weir Mitchell's original experience with respect to these injuries, and particularly causalgia, during the American Civil War was further expanded in Europe during WWI...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
K Thiele, J Fussi, C Perka, T Pfitzner
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of patients are unsatisfied with their postoperative results after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Main causes for revision surgery are periprosthetic infection, aseptic loosing, instability and malalignment. In rare cases secondary progression of osteoarthritis of the patella, periprosthetic fractures, extensor mechanism insufficiency, polyethylene wear and arthrofibrosis can cause the necessity for a reintervention. Identifying the reason for a painful knee arthroplasty can be very difficult, but is a prerequisite for a successful therapy...
January 2016: Der Orthopäde
Anne Louise Oaklander, Steven H Horowitz
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is the current consensus-derived name for a syndrome usually triggered by limb trauma. Required elements include prolonged, disproportionate distal-limb pain and microvascular dysregulation (e.g., edema or color changes) or altered sweating. CRPS-II (formerly "causalgia") describes patients with identified nerve injuries. CRPS-I (formerly "reflex sympathetic dystrophy") describes most patients who lack evidence of specific nerve injuries. Diagnosis is clinical and the pathophysiology involves combinations of small-fiber axonopathy, microvasculopathy, inflammation, and brain plasticity/sensitization...
2015: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
E Antebi, M Nobel
In the extremities, the vascular response to sympathetic stimulation is vasoconstriction with blanching and cooling of skin and increased sweating, whereas, blocking of the sympathetic system results in increased blood flow through cutaneous arteriovenous fistulae and cessation of sweating, thereby, resulting in increased dryness, warmth and accentuation of pink color. In the past, sympathetic denervation of the upper extremity was suggested as a treatment of many disorders; bronchial asthma, essential hypertension, peptic ulcer disease, hyperthyroidism, hyperhidrosis, vasospastic syndromes (Raynaud's disease), thoracic outlet syndrome, causalgia, post-traumatic sympathetic dystrophy (Sudeckatrophy), and angina pectoris...
October 1993: Surgical Technology International
G Claes, C Drott
Thoracoscopy - Looking into the thoracic cavity was first described in 1910 by the Swedish physician, Jacobeus. He used a cystoscope intrapleuraly in order to diagnose pleural diseases. He also used his method for cutting adhesions in order to achieve collapse of the lung in patients with tuberculosis of the lung. Thoracic sympathicotomy was first performed by Kotzareff in 1920. The operation was found to be effective for treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis. Different open techniques for sympathicotomy have since been described, the most common being the dorsal approach by Cloward in 1969...
October 1993: Surgical Technology International
Roberto Casale, Fabiola Atzeni, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
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January 2015: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Toshihisa Hiraiwa, Hiroyuki Okada, Naotaka Sawada, Kimiya Nakayama, Noriyasu Senda, Minoru Kawanishi
We report a case with transition to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) caused by nerve injury associated with crush syndrome. The diagnosis was delayed because of coma due to acute drug poisoning. A 44-year-old man had attempted suicide by taking massive amounts of psychotropic drugs 2 days earlier and was transported to our hospital by ambulance. His arms had been compressed due to the prolonged (2 days) consciousness disturbance, and he experienced non-traumatic crush syndrome and rhabdomyolysis. Acute renal failure was prevented with massive infusion and hemofiltration...
December 2014: Chūdoku Kenkyū: Chūdoku Kenkyūkai Jun Kikanshi, the Japanese Journal of Toxicology
M Bevilacqua, G Fanti, M D'Arienzo, A Porzionato, V Macchi, R De Caro
As the literature is not exhaustive with reference to the way the Turin Shroud (TS) Man was crucified, and it is not easy to draw significant information from only a "photograph" of a man on a linen sheet, this study tries to add some detail on this issue based on both image processing of high resolution photos of the TS and on experimental tests on arms and legs of human cadavers. With regard to the TS Man hands, a first hypothesis states that the left hand of the TS Man was nailed twice at two different anatomical sites: the midcarpal joint medially to the pisiform between the lunate/pyramidal and capitate/uncinate bones (Destot's space) and the radiocarpal joint between the radio, lunate and scaphoid; also the right hand would have been nailed twice...
December 2014: Injury
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