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EDITORIAL
Thi Nguyen, Ken Chan, Steve Chryssidis, Michael Selby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934800/comparison-of-intraarticular-pulsed-radiofrequency-and-intraarticular-corticosteroid-injection-for-management-of-cervical-facet-joint-pain
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Ji Woon Lim, Yun-Woo Cho, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang
BACKGROUND: Disorders of the facet joints are some of the most common sources of chronic spinal pain. Facet joint pain is responsible for approximately 50% of patients with chronic neck pain. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation, after placing needle electrodes into the joint space, has been recently reported for the management of joint pain. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intraarticular (IA) PRF for the management of cervical facet joint (CFJ) pain...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914655/percutaneous-nucleoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-a-contained-cervical-disk-herniation
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Judith D de Rooij, Pravesh S Gadjradj, John S Soria van Hoeve, Frank J Huygen, Hans A Aukes, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
Cervical radiculopathy is characterized by compression of the roots of the nerve. When conservative treatment fails and symptoms persist or increase in severity, surgical treatment is considered. Anterior cervical discectomy with or without fusion is regarded as the standard treatment for cervical disk herniation. Recently, there is an evolving trend in spinal surgery towards less invasive techniques. Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive technique in which radiofrequency technology is used for percutaneous decompression...
November 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902105/clinical-effectiveness-of-intra-articular-pulsed-radiofrequency-compared-to-intra-articular-corticosteroid-injection-for-management-of-atlanto-occipital-joint-pain-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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So Min Shin, Sang Gyu Kwak, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective randomized controlled pilot study OBJECTIVE.: We aimed to assess the effectiveness of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation on the atlanto-occipital (AO) joint in patients with chronic joint pain. Additionally, we compared the effects of AO intra-articular (IA) PRF and AO IA corticosteroid. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: IA injection of corticosteroids into the AO joint is widely used for the management of head and upper cervical pain, and its effectiveness has been shown in previous studies...
September 8, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902023/novel-modality-for-neck-rejuvenation-a-prospective-multicenter-trial-of-percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-cervical-branch-of-the-facial-nerve
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Daniel Rivlin, D Ryan Skinner, Christina Y Steinmetz-Rodriguez, Jordan S Fabrikant, Marie A Stoddard, Jeffrey J So, Shauntell J Solomon, Ronald L Moy
BACKGROUND: Neck rejuvenation offers few modalities of treatments limited to either invasive plastic surgery or temporary neuromodulation using botulinum toxin. OBJECTIVE: To access the efficacy, longevity, and safety of percutaneous monopolar radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the cervical branch of the facial nerve innervating the platysma for neck rejuvenation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, multicenter trial enrolled 19 adult patients with noticeable platysmal banding at 2 different centers...
September 8, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887076/microstructural-mechanisms-of-analgesia-in-percutaneous-cervical-cordotomy-revealed-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Stephen S Gebarski, Srinivas Chiravuri, Bradley R Foerster, Parag G Patil
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the potential of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to reveal structural mechanisms underlying spinal ablative procedures, including percutaneous radiofrequency cordotomy (PRFC). PRFC is a surgical procedure that produces analgesia through focal ablation of the lateral spinothalamic tract (STT), thereby interrupting the flow of pain information from the periphery to the brain. To date, studies regarding mechanisms of analgesia after PRFC have been limited to postmortem cadaveric dissection and histology...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884487/radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-large-cervical-heterotopic-gastric-mucosa-and-globus-sensation-closing-the-treatment-gap
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Ivan Kristo, Erwin Rieder, Matthias Paireder, Katrin Schwameis, Gerd Jomrich, Werner Dolak, Thomas Parzefall, Martin Riegler, Reza Asari, Sebastian F Schoppmann
OBJECTIVES: Symptomatic cervical heterotopic gastric mucosa also addressed as cervical inlet patch (CIP) may present in varying shapes and causes symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) like globus sensations, hoarseness and chronic cough. Unfortunately, argon plasma coagulation, standard treatment of small symptomatic CIP, is limited in large CIP mainly due to concerns of stricture formation. Therefore, we aimed to investigate radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a novel minimal-invasive ablation method, in the treatment of CIP focusing on large symptomatic patches...
September 7, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869374/application-of-esophageal-radiography-technique-in-the-treatment-of-herniation-of-cervical-disc-with-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-and-target-ablation
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Ke Ji, Suchun Wang, Wei Miao, Jingcheng Yu, Zhirong Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868202/a-thoracic-vertebral-localization-of-a-metastasized-cutaneous-merkel-cell-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rosario Maugeri, Antonella Giugno, Roberto G Giammalva, Carlo Gulì, Luigi Basile, Francesca Graziano, Domenico G Iacopino
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine skin tumor, which may be related to sun exposure. It can metastasize to lungs, liver and bone, leading to severe morbidity and mortality. Vertebral metastases from MCC are rare. The authors report the tenth case in the literature, a 59-year-old patient with MCC, which was primarily localized in the scalp, and later provoked distant metastasis to the thoracic spinal column. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 59-year-old woman was admitted at our Unit of Neurosurgery with a 4-month history of progressive and severe dorsal back pain, without neurological signs...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807894/advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-neck-pain
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REVIEW
Steven P Cohen, W Michael Hooten
Neck pain imposes a considerable personal and socioeconomic burden-it is one of the top five chronic pain conditions in terms of prevalence and years lost to disability-yet it receives a fraction of the research funding given to low back pain. Although most acute episodes resolve spontaneously, more than a third of affected people still have low grade symptoms or recurrences more than one year later, with genetics and psychosocial factors being risk factors for persistence. Nearly half of people with chronic neck pain have mixed neuropathic-nociceptive symptoms or predominantly neuropathic symptoms...
August 14, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799210/whole-brain-arteriography-and-venography-using-improved-velocity-selective-saturation-pulse-trains
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Wenbo Li, Feng Xu, Michael Schär, Jing Liu, Taehoon Shin, Yansong Zhao, Peter C M van Zijl, Bruce A Wasserman, Ye Qiao, Qin Qin
PURPOSE: To develop velocity-selective (VS) MR angiography (MRA) protocols for arteriography and venography with whole-brain coverage. METHODS: Tissue suppression using velocity-selective saturation (VSS) pulse trains is sensitive to radiofrequency field (B1 +) inhomogeneity. To reduce its sensitivity, we replaced the low-flip-angle hard pulses in the VSS pulse train with optimal composite (OCP) pulses. Additionally, new pulse sequences for arteriography and venography were developed by placing spatially selective inversion pulses with a delay to null signals from either venous or arterial blood...
August 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761432/effects-of-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-spasticity-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-report-of-two-cases
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Min Cheol Chang, Yun Woo Cho
Spasticity following spinal cord injury (SCI) results in functional deterioration and reduced quality of life. Herein, we report two SCI patients who presented with good response to pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) for the management of spasticity in the lower extremities. Patient 1 (a 47-year-old man) had complete thoracic cord injury and showed a phasic spasticity on the extensor of both knees (3-4 beats clonus per every 30 seconds) and tonic spasticity (Modified Ashworth Scale: 3) on both hip adductors. Patient 2 (a 64-year-old man) had incomplete cervical cord injury and showed a right ankle clonus (approximately 20 beats) when he walked...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727707/continuing-anti-thrombotic-medication-during-low-to-intermediate-risk-spinal-procedures-a-retrospective-evaluation
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Noud van Helmond, Wesley Day, Kenneth B Chapman
BACKGROUND: The current American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) guidelines recommend discontinuing anti-thrombotic therapy prior to any interventional spine procedures to decrease the incidence of bleeding complications. However, discontinuing anti-thrombotics may pose considerable danger in terms of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events. Recent evidence suggests that some spinal interventions may still be performed safely with anti-thrombotics on board and some practitioners thus elect to continue certain anti-thrombotics for these procedures...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700369/pulsed-radiofrequency-in-chronic-pain
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Thibaut Vanneste, Astrid Van Lantschoot, Koen Van Boxem, Jan Van Zundert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The increasing number of publications on pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of chronic pain reflects the interest for this technique. We summarize the literature for PRF in five indications: radicular pain, trigeminal neuralgia (TN), occipital neuralgia, shoulder and knee pain. RECENT FINDINGS: The efficacy and safety of PRF adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion was documented on cervical and on lumbar level.PRF has been used for the treatment of TN...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634562/a-simple-bone-cyst-in-cervical-vertebrae-of-an-adolescent-patient
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Adriana Bruges Boude, Lina González Vásquez, Fernando Alvarado-Gomez, María Constanza Bedoya, Andrés Rodríguez-Múnera, Luis Carlos Morales-Saenz
INTRODUCTION: Spinal simple bone cysts, also known as solitary cysts, are extremely unusual benign primary bone tumors with few cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Incidental Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) finding of a C2 Simple bone cyst in a 13-year-old female patient is reported. Complementary studies suggested the benign nature of the lesion. Patient underwent cervical curettage followed by tumor excision. A lateral submandibular approach to the upper cervical spine was used and careful bone resection was possible with a radiofrequency assisted burr and no instrumentation or fixation was required...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436636/-iodine-131-joint-radio-frequency-ablation-treatment-for-child-with-hyperthyroidism-goiter-one-case-report
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Yonghua Chen, Li Liang, Yanlan Fang, Chunlin Wang, Linfa Li, Tian'an Jiang
A 12-year-old girl presented with a history of cervical mass, and one week of throat discomfort and dyspnea. Five years ago, the patient was diagnosed as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hyperthyroidism; she received antithyroid drug treatment, but the result was not satisfactory. B-ultrasonic showed that the size of thyroid gland was 8.1 cm×3.2 cm in the left and 8.2 cm×4.8 cm in the right. After iodine 131 combined with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) treatment, throat discomfort and recumbent breathing difficulties disappeared, and B-ultrasonic showed that the size of thyroid reduced to 2...
January 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403104/effect-of-bipolar-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-refractory-chronic-cervical-radicular-pain-a-report-of-two-cases
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Min Cheol Chang
RATIONALE: Despite undergoing transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI), many patients complain of persisting cervical radicular pain. For the management of chronic cervical radicular pain, clinicians are widely applying pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation to dorsal root ganglions (DRGs). To enhance the effect of PRF stimulation, we conducted bipolar PRF stimulation in 2 patients with chronic cervical radicular pain that was refractory to monopolar PRF and repeated TFESIs...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396759/interventional-treatment-for-neuropathic-pain-due-to-combined-cervical-radiculopathy-and-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-case-report
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Simone Vigneri, Gianfranco Sindaco, Matteo Zanella, Elisabetta Sette, Valeria Tugnoli, Gilberto Pari
The coexistence of median and cervical nerve root damage might hide a complex pathophysiology. Here, we describe and discuss the case of a patient suffering from numbness and painful tingling of the hand, whose symptoms were effectively treated with pulsed radiofrequency and epidural administration of bupivacaine and morphine.
April 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342000/efficacy-and-safety-of-percutaneous-ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-for-treating-cervical-metastatic-lymph-nodes-from-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Yang Guang, Yukun Luo, Yan Zhang, Mingbo Zhang, Nan Li, Ying Zhang, Jie Tang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of cervical metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) from papillary thyroid carcinoma. METHODS: 54 metastatic LNs confirmed by percutaneous biopsy in 33 patients with previous total thyroidectomy and radioiodine therapy were enrolled in this retrospective study. US and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) examinations were performed before ablation...
August 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339551/anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-management-for-spinal-procedures-a-prospective-descriptive-study-and-interpretation-of-guidelines
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Bradly S Goodman, L McLean House, Sridhar Vallabhaneni, Srinivas Mallempati, Matthew R Willey, Matthew Thomas Smith
Setting: Epidural hematoma rarely complicates interventional spine procedures. While anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs increase bleeding risk, cessation may precipitate serious thromboembolic events. The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) put forth guidelines that dissent with regard to management of hemostatically active agents during commonly performed spinal injections. Objective: To validate an antiplatelet/anticoagulant management table based on modifications of the SIS 2013 and ASRA 2015 guidelines...
July 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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