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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765790/direct-posterior-bipolar-cervical-facet-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-a-simpler-and-safer-approach-to-denervate-the-facet-capsule
#1
Ovidiu Palea, Haroon M Andar, Ramon Lugo, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Radiofrequency cervical rhizotomy has been shown to be effective for the relief of chronic neck pain, whether it be due to soft tissue injury, cervical spondylosis, or post-cervical spine surgery. The target and technique have traditionally been taught using an oblique approach to the anterior lateral capsule of the cervical facet joint. The goal is to position the electrode at the proximal location of the recurrent branch after it leaves the exiting nerve root and loops back to the cervical facet joint. The standard oblique approach to the recurrent nerve requires the testing of both motor and sensory components to verify the correct position and ensure safety so as to not damage the slightly more anterior nerve root...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741743/radiofrequency-denervation-improves-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-thoracic-zygapophyseal-joint-pain
#2
Johan Hambraeus, Kjerstin S Hambraeus, Jan Persson
Objective: To describe a practical approach for the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic zygapophyseal joint pain and to present preliminary clinical data on the effects of this treatment approach on health-related quality of life. Design: An observational study. Setting: Specialist outpatient pain clinic in northern Sweden. Subjects: Patients with long-term thoracic pain. Methods: We describe a method of radiofrequency denervation of thoracic zygapophyseal joints...
May 1, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611830/cervicogenic-dizziness-successfully-treated-with-upper-cervical-medial-branch-nerve-radiofrequency-ablation-a-case-report
#3
Xiaoying Zhu, Michael J Grover
Cervicogenic dizziness is a sensation of disequilibrium caused by abnormal afferent activity from the neck. Its diagnosis and treatment are challenging. In a case of cervicogenic dizziness, we performed diagnostic upper cervical medial branch nerve blocks with near complete symptomatic relief for around 20 hours. Radiofrequency ablation of these nerves resulted in near complete relief for 7 months. Subsequent repeat ablations provided the same relief lasting for 6-10 months. This case suggests that upper cervical medial branch block can serve as a diagnostic test for cervicogenic dizziness, and radiofrequency ablation of these nerves might be an effective treatment...
March 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556851/novel-interventional-nonopioid-therapies-in-headache-management
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REVIEW
Omar Viswanath, Roxanna Rasekhi, Rekhaben Suthar, Mark R Jones, Jacquelin Peck, Alan D Kaye
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Headaches encompass a broad-based category of a symptom of pain in the region of the head or neck. For those patients who unfortunately do not obtain relief from conservative treatment, interventional techniques have been developed and are continuing to be refined in an attempt to treat this subset of patients with the goal of return of daily activities. This investigation reviews various categories of headaches, their pathophysiology, and types of interventional treatments currently available...
March 19, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532783/ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-for-cervical-lymph-nodes-metastasis-from-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#5
Yang Guang, Yu-Kun Luo, Yan Zhang, Ming-Bo Zhang, Nan Li, Ying Zhang, Jie Tang
Objective To assess the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for nonsurgical treatment of metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) in the neck from papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Methods Totally 45 PTC patients who had been treated with total thyroidectomy and radioiodine therapy were enrolled in this retrospective study. A total of 71 metastatic LNs in the neck from PTC were confirmed by percutaneous biopsy. Follow-up consisted of conventional ultrasound,contrast-enhanced ultrasound,and thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement 1,3 and 6 months after RFA and then every 6 months...
February 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489641/radiofrequency-ablation-for-treatment-of-locally-recurrent-thyroid-cancer-presenting-as-a-metastatic-lymph-node-with-dense-macrocalcification-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Roh-Eul Yoo, Ji-Hoon Kim, Jin Chul Paeng, Young Joo Park
RATIONALE: Long-term recurrence rate of differentiated thyroid carcinoma has been reported to be as high as 30%. Repeat surgery may be challenging due to normal tissue plane distortion secondary to postoperative fibrosis, especially for small-sized recurrences. Recently, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been suggested to be a safe and effective alternative for high-risk patients or those who refuse surgery. Nonetheless, the efficacy of RFA remains questionable for densely calcified lymph nodes, which would have an increased likelihood of leaving residues after RFA...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476360/systematic-review-of-radiofrequency-ablation-and-pulsed-radiofrequency-for-management-of-cervicogenic-headaches
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REVIEW
Ravi K Grandhi, Alan David Kaye, Alaa Abd-Elsayed
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cervicogenic headache (CHA) is a secondary headache which has a source in the upper cervical spine. Many traditional analgesic choices lack good efficacy in managing the associated pain. As a result, in management of CHA, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or pulse radiofrequency (PRF) has been tried with success. Our study investigated the use of RFA and PRF for the management of CHA. RECENT FINDINGS: In the present investigation, a review of the literature was conducted using PubMed (1966 to February 2017)...
February 23, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357327/characteristics-of-the-middle-cervical-sympathetic-ganglion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Chan Park, Chong Hyun Suh, Ji Eun Shin, Jung Hwan Baek
BACKGROUND: Understanding the characteristics of the middle cervical sympathetic ganglion (MCSG) may minimize procedure-related complications and maximize efficacy during surgery or ultrasound (US)-guided procedures. The location and detection rate of the MCSG were variable in small population studies. Therefore, a large population study or meta-analysis could give more information about the MCSG. OBJECTIVES: We aim to review the published literature and evaluate the anatomical features of the MCSG, including the detection rate, location, size, and a normal variation, and to review the clinical relevance of MCSG for procedures including, US-guided ganglion block, ethanol ablation (EA), or radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
January 2018: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200944/cost-utility-analysis-of-cervical-therapeutic-medial-branch-blocks-in-managing-chronic-neck-pain
#9
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Alan D Kaye, Joshua A Hirsch
Background: Controlled diagnostic studies have established the prevalence of cervical facet joint pain to range from 36% to 67% based on the criterion standard of ≥ 80% pain relief. Treatment of cervical facet joint pain has been described with Level II evidence of effectiveness for therapeutic facet joint nerve blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy and with no significant evidence for intraarticular injections. However, there have not been any cost effectiveness or cost utility analysis studies performed in managing chronic neck pain with or without headaches with cervical facet joint interventions...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173659/radiofrequency-denervation-of-the-cervical-and-lumbar-spine
#10
REVIEW
Jessica Arias Garau
Facet or zygapophysial joint pain is commonly seen in the aging population. Interventional procedures, such as facet joint nerve blocks, facet intraarticular injections, and radiofrequency denervation, are used for the diagnosis and treatment of axial spinal chronic neck and low back pain. The focus of this article is to understand how radiofrequency denervation works in the cervical and lumbar spine and to be able to properly select appropriate patients who might benefit from this safe and effective procedure...
February 2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057358/ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-cervical-medial-branch-using-a-lateral-approach-in-the-supine-patient
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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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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...
February 2018: 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
#16
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
#17
Ivan Kristo, Erwin Rieder, Matthias Paireder, Katrin Schwameis, Gerd Jomrich, Werner Dolak, Thomas Parzefall, Martin Riegler, Reza Asari, Sebastian F Schoppmann
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Symptomatic cervical heterotopic gastric mucosa, also known as cervical inlet patch (CIP), may present in various shapes and causes laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Unfortunately, argon plasma coagulation, standard treatment of small symptomatic CIP, is limited in large CIP mainly because of concerns of stricture formation. Therefore, we aimed to investigate radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a novel minimally invasive ablation method, in the treatment of CIP focusing on large symptomatic patches...
March 2018: 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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