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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328589/cervical-retrograde-spinal-cord-stimulation-lead-placement-to-treat-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-a-case-report
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Noud van Helmond, Caroline N Kardaszewski, Kenneth B Chapman
Spinal cord stimulation is an effective treatment modality for refractory neuropathic pain conditions, but the placement of leads can be challenging due to unforeseen anatomical variations. We used a retrograde C7-T1 approach to place a lead at the bottom of T8 in a patient suffering from failed back surgery syndrome. We were able to achieve adequate stimulation in her lower back and legs, which resulted in significant reduction in pain intensity during the spinal cord stimulation trial. Cervical retrograde placement of leads may represent an alternative method for successful placement of percutaneous leads in patients with abnormal anatomy due to thoracic postsurgical changes...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322477/impact-of-insurance-provider-on-overall-costs-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-a-cost-study-of-122-827-patients
#2
Aladine A Elsamadicy, Samuel Harrison Farber, Siyun Yang, Syed Mohammed Qasim Hussaini, Kelly R Murphy, Amanda Sergesketter, Carter M Suryadevara, Promila Pagadala, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Shivanand P Lad
OBJECTIVES: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) affects 40% of patients following spine surgery with estimated costs of $20 billion to the US health care system. The aim of this study was to assess the cost differences across the different insurance providers for FBSS patients. METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal study was performed using the Truven MarketScan(®) database to identify FBSS patients from 2001 to 2012. Patients were grouped into Commercial, Medicaid, or Medicare cohorts...
March 21, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319551/a-contemporary-medicolegal-analysis-of-implanted-devices-for-chronic-pain-management
#3
Christopher R Abrecht, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Richard D Urman, James P Rathmell
BACKGROUND: Analysis of closed malpractice claims allows the study of rare but serious complications and likely results in improved patient safety by raising awareness of such complications. Clinical studies and closed claims analyses have previously reported on the common complications associated with intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) and spinal cord stimulators (SCS). This study provides a contemporary analysis of claims from within the past 10 years. METHODS: We performed a closed claims analysis for a period January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 for cases with pain medicine as the primary service...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302745/current-status-and-future-potential-of-transcatheter-interventions-in-congenital-heart-disease
#4
Damien P Kenny, Ziyad M Hijazi
Percutaneous therapies for congenital heart disease have evolved rapidly in the past 3 decades. This has occurred despite limited investment from industry and support from regulatory bodies resulting in a lack of specific device development. Indeed, many devices remain off-label with a best-fit approach often required, spurning an innovative culture within the subspecialty, which had arguably laid the foundation for many of the current and evolving structural heart interventions. Challenges remain, not least encouraging device design focused on smaller infants and the inevitable consequences of somatic growth...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264231/-lumbar-degenerative-kyphosis-is-not-byword-for-degenerative-sagittal-imbalance-time-to-replace-a-misconception
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REVIEW
Chang-Hyun Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Jee-Soo Jang, Sung-Min Kim, Dong-Kyu Chin, Jung-Kil Lee
Lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK) is a subgroup of the flat-back syndrome and is most commonly caused by unique life styles, such as a prolonged crouched posture during agricultural work and performing activities of daily living on the floor. Unfortunately, LDK has been used as a byword for degenerative sagittal imbalance, and this sometimes causes confusion. The aim of this review was to evaluate the exact territory of LDK, and to introduce another appropriate term for degenerative sagittal deformity. Unlike what its name suggests, LDK does not only include sagittal balance disorder of the lumbar spine and kyphosis, but also sagittal balance disorder of the whole spine and little lordosis of the lumbar spine...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246047/is-the-use-of-hemostatic-matrix-floseal-and-alkylene-oxide-copolymer-ostene-safe-in-spinal-laminectomies-peridural-fibrosis-assessment
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Oktay Gurcan, Ahmet Gurhan Gurcay, Atilla Kazanci, Evrim Onder, Salim Senturk, Murad Bavbek
OBJECTIVE: Failed Back Syndrome (FBS) is unacceptable relief of pain or recurrence of symptoms in patients after spinal surgery, such as laminectomy. One possible cause of FBS is peridural fibrosis (PF). PF is the overproduction of scar tissue adjacent to the dura mater. Bleeding can cause PF after laminectomy. Ostene is an alkylene oxide copolymer material used to stop bleeding from bony surfaces. Floseal is a gelatin thrombin matrix sealant used to assist fibrin formation and to promote coagulation...
February 25, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243380/patient-reported-outcomes-from-sacroiliac-joint-fusion
#7
Vamsi K Kancherla, Shane M McGowan, Brittany N Audley, Gbolabo Sokunbi, Steven T Puccio
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine morbidity, complications, and patient reported outcomes from minimally invasive sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusion. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Lumbar back pain emanating from the SIJ can be surgically treated via a percutaneous approach in the appropriately selected patient with minimal morbidity and acceptable functional outcomes. METHODS: Patients diagnosed by >2 physical examination maneuvers and subjective relief from a computed tomography-guided lidocaine-bupivacaine-steroid injection underwent SIJ fusion after failing conservative management with a combination of oral anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and pelvic belt stabilization...
February 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235517/partial-displacement-of-epidural-catheter-after-patient-position-change-a-case-report
#8
Yoon-Jung Shon, Seung-Kil Bae, Jae-Woo Park, In-Nam Kim, Jin Huh
Epidural catheter migration is a well-known cause of failed anesthesia and complications. One of the factors that affect catheter movement is when patients change their position after skin fixation. We report a case of an epidural catheter placed without evidence of intravascular or subdural insertion that produced an insufficient block. A 36-year-old woman presented for ankle surgery under epidural anesthesia. Epidural block was conducted at the L3-4 intervertebral space with a catheter threaded 3 cm into the epidural space with the patient in a back flexion and lateral position...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229033/an-innovative-use-of-cortoss-bone-cement-to-stabilize-a-nonunion-after-interbody-fusion
#9
Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
A 65-year-old male originally had surgery for spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 in 2008 and then went on to have an L4-5 transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) with pedicle screw fixation from L4 to S1 and interbody graft in 2010. Despite having two surgical procedures, he continued with intractable back pain and was told he had a failed lumbar fusion. When he was evaluated with a computerized tomography (CT) scan from April 2015, it demonstrated an erosive nonunion of the L4-5 interbody fusion without incorporation of the polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage...
January 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194840/burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-increases-peripheral-antineuroinflammatory-interleukin-10-levels-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-with-predominant-back-pain
#10
Thomas M Kinfe, Sajjad Muhammad, Carolina Link, Sandra Roeske, Shafqat R Chaudhry, Thomas L Yearwood
OBJECTIVES: Burst spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been reported to reduce back pain and improve functional capacity in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS). However, its mechanism of action is not completely understood. Systemic circulating cytokines have been associated with the development of chronic back pain. METHODS: This prospective, feasibility study enrolled 12 refractory FBSS patients with predominant back pain (70% of overall pain) suitable for Burst SCS...
February 13, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191306/chiropractic-management-of-post-spinal-cord-stimulator-spine-pain-a-case-report
#11
Rachel M Perrucci, Christopher M Coulis
BACKGROUND: A brief overview of failed back surgery syndrome, with emphasis on low back pain status post spinal cord stimulation, and post-surgical spinal manipulation is presented. CASE PRESENTATION: Four cases of patients within the VA Connecticut Health Care System presenting between July 2014 and July 2015 reporting low back pain after surgical insertion of spinal cord stimulators are discussed. This study describes the outcomes experienced by four patients with low back pain status post implanted spinal cord stimulators receiving manual therapy in the form of lumbar spine manipulation or mobilization...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181949/lumbar-epidural-blood-patch-via-a-caudal-catheter-after-surgical-dural-tear-and-failed-repair-a-case-report
#12
Michael Dorbad, John Han, Shaik Ahmed, Brian Monroe, Michael Entrup
We report a patient who developed a positional headache and pseudomeningocele after multiple lumbar surgeries for low back and radicular pain. An epidural blood patch via a lumbar approach was not feasible as a result of distorted lumbar anatomy after multiple back surgeries. An epidural blood patch was performed via catheter-threaded cephalad from a caudal approach. The patient had immediate relief after the procedure and at 1 year was still symptom-free. This combination technique may be considered as an alternative approach when a percutaneous lumbar epidural blood patch is disadvantageous...
February 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132158/evaluation-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-on-the-symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-and-pain-intensity-in-patients-with-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
#13
L P Robb, J M Cooney, C R McCrory
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is now established as the primary treatment for failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Commonly, patients with chronic pain and FBSS often report symptoms of anxiety and depression resulting from this condition. These factors can modulate and amplify the pain experience, therefore, further challenging treatment success. AIMS: This study examined the efficacy of SCS on alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and depression associated with chronic pain as well as pain intensity in a group of patients with FBSS...
January 28, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129399/long-term-course-of-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-fbss-patients-receiving-integrative-korean-medicine-treatment-a-1-year-prospective-observational-multicenter-study
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Jinho Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Areum Choi, Jun-Hwan Lee, Kyung-Min Shin, Byung-Cheul Shin, Jae-Heung Cho, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: With increase of spine surgeries, failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) prevalence is also rising. While complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used for low back pain (LBP), there are no studies reporting use of integrative Korean medicine in FBSS patients. METHODS: Patients with pain continuing after back surgery or recurring within 1 year and visual analogue scale (VAS) of LBP or leg pain of ≥6 (total n = 120) were recruited at 2 hospital sites from November 2011 to September 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120049/update-on-mechanism-and-therapeutic-implications-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-a-narrative-review
#15
Elisabetta Peppucci, Rina Di Bonaventura, Vincenzo Esposito, Jun Zhong, Gerardo Iacopino, Giuseppe Barbagallo, Massimiliano Visocchi
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is well known for its early role in the management of chronic pain, mainly failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), spasticity, and bowel and bladder dysfunction. In more recent years, SCS has been proposed for patients suffering from refractory angina or peripheral vasculopathies in order to gain symptom relief, thus indicating some hemodynamic effect on the peripheral circulation. Taking into account this scientific observation, since the late1980s, researchers have started to investigate the potential effect of SCS on cerebral blood flow (CBF) regulation and its possible application in certain pathological settings dealing with vascular pattern dysfunction, such as ischemia, subarachnoid hemorrhage, head trauma, and brain tumors...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120047/spinal-cord-stimulation-an-alternative-concept-of-rehabilitation
#16
Antonella Giugno, Carlo Gulì, Luigi Basile, Francesca Graziano, Rosario Maugeri, Massimiliano Visocchi, Domenico Gerardo Iacopino
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back and leg pain is a disabling condition, affecting, in most cases, older patients with congenital or acquired spinal stenosis or patients with failed back surgery syndrome. Spinal cord stimulation has been introduced as an effective therapeutic option for those patients who have previously been operated without significant clinical benefits, or for all those patients who are ineligible for traditional surgery. METHODS: We report our experience with ten patients treated with spinal cord stimulation plus medication and physical therapy between November 2014 and September 2015...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107237/evaluating-a-posterior-approach-for-surgical-treatment-of-thoracolumbar-pseudarthrosis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#17
Ting Wang, Dechun Wang, Yanan Cong, Chuqiang Yin, Shuzhong Li, Xiaoliang Chen
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of a posterior approach for surgical treatment of thoracolumbar pseudarthrosis in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to report the surgical results of symptomatic thoracolumbar pseudarthrosis in AS through a posterior approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal pseudarthrosis is a well-known complication in AS. The condition may complicate with mechanical back pain, spinal deformity, and sometimes neurological deficits...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072795/treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-failed-back-surgery
#18
Jae Hwan Cho, Jae Hyup Lee, Kwang Sup Song, Jae-Young Hong, Yoon-Suk Joo, Dong-Ho Lee, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a frequently encountered disease entity following lumbar spinal surgery. Although many plausible reasons have been investigated, the exact pathophysiology remains unknown. Various medications, reoperations, interventions such as spinal cord stimulation, epidural adhesiolysis or epidural injection, exercise therapy, and psychotherapy have been suggested treatment options. However, the evidence of the clinical outcome for each treatment has not been clearly determined...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039506/microsurgical-anatomy-of-branches-of-musculocutaneous-nerve-clinical-relevance-for-spastic-elbow-surgery
#19
C Thieffry, L Chenin, P Foulon, E Havet, J Peltier
PURPOSE: The neurotomy of musculocutaneous nerve is a treatment for patients who suffer from spastic elbow flexion when medical and reeducative treatments have failed. It consists in sectioning motor branches of musculocutaneous nerve which are destined to the biceps brachii and brachialis muscles, both being the main elbow flexor muscles. The aim of this study was to analyse the distance, where each motor branch arises from the musculocutaneous nerve to both biceps brachii and brachialis muscles, to establish precisely the localisation and length of the necessary incision to reach its branches for surgery...
December 30, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028448/a-novel-technique-to-repair-a-transverse-sacral-fracture-in-a-previously-fused-lumbosacral-spondylolisthesis
#20
Thomas Noh, Mokbel K Chedid
BACKGROUND: Transverse fractures of the sacrum are rare, and surgical treatment for these fractures ranges from conservative to challenging. Transverse stress fractures of the sacrum after placement of lumbar-to-sacral instrumentation have been previously described. We report a new technique to repair a transverse Type-2 Roy-Camille fracture with spondylolisthesis of S1 over S2 in a previously fused instrumented high-grade L4-L5, L5-S1 spondylolisthesis. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old female who previously had an L4-L5, L5-S1 fusion for spondylolisthesis presented with excruciating lower back pain and radiculopathy for over 6 months...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
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