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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
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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/29733110/parameters-in-fractional-laser-assisted-delivery-of-topical-anesthetics-role-of-laser-type-and-laser-settings
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Arne A Meesters, Marilin J Nieboer, Sanja Kezic, Menno A de Rie, Albert Wolkerstorfer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Efficacy of topical anesthetics can be enhanced by pretreatment of the skin with ablative fractional lasers. However, little is known about the role of parameters such as laser modality and laser density settings in this technique. Aims of this study were to compare the efficacy of pretreatment with two different ablative fractional laser modalities, a CO2 laser and an Er:YAG laser, and to assess the role of laser density in ablative fractional laser assisted topical anesthesia...
May 7, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718376/assessment-of-ablative-fractional-co2-laser-and-er-yag-laser-to-treat-hypertrophic-scars-in-a-red-duroc-pig-model
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Luis Rodriguez-Menocal, Stephen S Davis, Sandra Becerra, Marcela Salgado, Joel Gill, Jose Valdes, Ambar Candanedo, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, Michael Solis, Wellington Guzman, Alex Higa, Carl I Schulman, Robert J Christy, Jill Waibel, Evangelos V Badiavas
Hypertrophic scarring is a fibroproliferative process that occurs following a third-degree dermal burn injury, producing significant morbidity due to persistent pain, itching, cosmetic disfigurement, and loss of function due to contractures. Ablative fractional lasers have emerged clinically as a fundamental or standard therapeutic modality for hypertrophic burn scars. Yet the examination of their histopathological and biochemical mechanisms of tissue remodeling and comparison among different laser types has been lacking...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682022/radiofrequency-and-methylprednisolone-in-treatment-of-lower-back-pain-caused-by-facet-joint-syndrome-comparison-of-the-outcomes
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Dagistan Yasar, Okmen Korgun, Dagistan Emine
Introduction: In this trial we have discussed the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation and methylprednisolone treatment in cases diagnosed with facet syndrome; and effects of treatment modality on quality of life is evaluated by visual analogue scale and Oswestry Disability Index. Materials and Methods: This prospective, study was conducted with 100 patients with diagnosis of facet joint syndrome. Patients, benefited from diagnostic block, were separated into two groups, with 50 cases in each...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614361/effectiveness-of-pet-ct-as-a-guide-for-palliative-radiation-therapy-for-spinal-metastases
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Neil D Almeida, Crystal Adams, Gregory L Davis, Justin Buro, Nadim Nasr, Don McRae, George Cernica, Anthony Caputy, Robert Hong, Jonathan Sherman
BACKGROUND: As back pain is the presenting symptoms in 95% of patients with epidural spinal metastases, appropriately identifying and treating the most symptomatic levels can provide significant palliation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to analyze the ability of PET-CT to identify spinal metastases with high metabolic activity and guide radiotherapy. We sought to correlate improvement in back pain with reduction in SUV uptake following treatment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 72 patients with bony spinal metastases treated with stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at a single center between 2002 and 2014...
March 31, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511672/percutaneous-high-frequency-microwave-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids-systematic-review
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Anna Maria Ierardi, Valeria Savasi, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Mario Petrillo, Sara Sbaraini, Antonio Pinto, Francesco Hanozet, Anna Maria Marconi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign pelvic tumor of the female genital tract and tend to increase with age; they cause menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, pelvic pressure symptoms, back pain, and subfertility. Currently, the management is based mainly on medical or surgical approaches. The nonsurgical and minimally invasive therapies are emerging approaches that to the state of the art include uterine artery embolization (UAE), image-guided thermal ablation techniques like magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) or radiofrequency ablation (RF), and percutaneous microwave ablation (PMWA)...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423885/intraosseous-basivertebral-nerve-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-multi-center-study
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Jeffrey S Fischgrund, A Rhyne, J Franke, R Sasso, S Kitchel, H Bae, C Yeung, E Truumees, M Schaufele, P Yuan, P Vajkoczy, M DePalma, D G Anderson, L Thibodeau, B Meyer
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the basivertebral nerve (BVN) for the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) in a Food and Drug Administration approved Investigational Device Exemption trial. The BVN has been shown to innervate endplate nociceptors which are thought to be a source of CLBP. METHODS: A total of 225 patients diagnosed with CLBP were randomized to either a sham (78 patients) or treatment (147 patients) intervention...
February 8, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215547/hypnosis-as-an-effective-and-inexpensive-option-to-control-pain-in-transcatheter-ablation-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Umberto Barbero, Federico Ferraris, Milena Muro, Carlo Budano, Matteo Anselmino, Fiorenzo Gaita
: Supportive care for pain relief and back discomfort during electrophysiology interventions is usually needed in the electrophysiology lab, especially in long-lasting procedures like atrial fibrillation ablation. Although this is usually achieved with conventional pharmacologic anesthesia, hypnosis has recently aroused interest as a reliable tool to complement and possibly enhance conscious sedation. We collected five case of percutaneous arrhythmia ablation in which, after informed consent, hypnosis was performed by nurse anesthetists in the cath lab...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203308/magnetic-resonance-imaging-undetectable-epiduroscopic-hotspot-in-chronic-diskogenic-back-pain-does-sinuvertebral-neuropathy-actually-exist
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Sung Ho Choi, Nitin Adsul, Hyeun Sung Kim, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh
BACKGROUND: The causes of chronic diskogenic back pain have not yet been clearly identified. Neural ingrowth around the annulus is widely considered to be one of the possible cause. However, neuropathy around the annulus has yet to be observed visually. We report a case of a hotspot that was observed in an epiduroscopic view, but not in imaging findings. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 46-year-old woman was admitted with pain in the back, left buttock, and posterior thigh for 2 years...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174073/lumbar-medial-branch-block-volume-dependent-dispersion-patterns-as-a-predictor-for-ablation-success-a-cadaveric-study
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Sayed E Wahezi, Edward Alexeev, John S Georgy, Nogah Haramati, Stephen A Erosa, Jay M Shah, Sherry Downie
BACKGROUND: Lumbar facet arthropathy is a common cause of low back pain. Literature supports treatment with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of associated nerves that innervate lumbar facets when alternative conservative therapies have failed. Diagnostic local anesthetic blocks precede therapeutic ablation, but have a false-positive rate of 27%-63%, and some authors have questioned their utility in predicting therapeutic response to RFA. The authors of the current study believe that injectate volume may be a contributing factor to false positivity...
November 22, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173661/sacroiliac-joint-interventions
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REVIEW
David A Soto Quijano, Eduardo Otero Loperena
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain is an important cause of lower back problems. Multiple SIJ injection techniques have been proposed over the years to help in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. However, the SIJ innervation is complex and variable, and truly intra-articular injections are sometimes difficult to obtain. Different sacroiliac joint injections have shown to provide pain relief in patients suffering this ailment. Various techniques for intraarticular injections, sacral branch blocks and radiofrequency ablation, both fluoroscopy guided and ultrasound guided are discussed in this paper...
February 2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902756/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-in-the-athlete-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Rebecca Peebles, Christopher E Jonas
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is a common cause of low back pain in the athlete, especially in sports with repetitive, asymmetric loading. Complex anatomy and broad pain referral pattern make diagnosis difficult. Identifying three or more positive physical examination maneuvers for the SIJ improves examination sensitivity and specificity. Imaging is rarely helpful in establishing the diagnosis but is often used to rule out other pathology. Conservative management with activity modification, medication, physical therapy, manipulation and bracing is first line treatment...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869992/transforaminal-epiduroscopic-laser-ablation-of-sinuvertebral-nerve-in-patients-with-chronic-diskogenic-back-pain-technical-note-and-preliminary-result
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Hyeun Sung Kim, Byapak Paudel, Sung Kyun Chung, Jee Soo Jang, Seong Hoon Oh, Il Tae Jang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727719/intercostal-neuralgia-occurring-as-a-complication-of-splanchnic-nerve-radiofrequency-ablation-in-a-patient-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Saipriya Tewari, Anil Agarwal, Sujeet K Gautam, Rajashree Madabushi
Our intent is to report a case of intercostal neuralgia occuring as a complication of splanchnic radiofreqency ablation (RFA), due to a breach in the integrity of the insulating sheath of the RFA needle.A 48-year-old man presented to our pain clinic with upper abdominal pain due to chronic pancreatitis, recalcitrant to medical management. We decided to perform bilateral splanchnic nerve RFA in this patient. After confirmation of bilateral correct needle placement under fluoroscopic guidance and sensorimotor testing, RFA was performed on the right side uneventfully...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704245/inciting-events-associated-with-lumbar-facet-joint-pain
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Charles A Odonkor, Yian Chen, Peju Adekoya, Bryan J Marascalchi, Hira Chaudhry-Richter, Teresa Tang, Christopher Abruzzese, Berklee K Cohen, Steven P Cohen
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability with approximately 15%-25% of the chronic back pain population suffering from lumbar facet arthropathy. No large-scale study has sought to systematically identify inciting events for lumbar facet arthropathy. The aim of this study is to quantify the proportion of individuals with lumbar facetogenic pain who report a specific precipitating event(s) and to determine if there is a correlation between these events and treatment outcome...
January 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652915/ablation-of-the-sacroiliac-joint-using-mr-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-a-preliminary-experiment-in-a-swine-model
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Elena A Kaye, Majid Maybody, Sebastien Monette, Stephen B Solomon, Amitabh Gulati
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) is one of the key sources of low back pain. For prolonged pain relief, some patients undergo fluoroscopic guided radio-frequency (RF) ablation of SIJ, during which a number of RF probes are inserted to create thermal lesions that disrupt the posterior sacral nerve supply. This procedure is minimally invasive, laborious, time-consuming and costly. To study if High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ablation is a feasible alternative approach to SIJ pain treatment, we performed experiments using HIFU to ablate SIJ in the swine model...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652802/comparison-of-quadrapolar%C3%A2-radiofrequency-lesions-produced-by-standard-versus-modified-technique-an-experimental-model
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Ramin Safakish
Lower back pain (LBP) is a global public health issue and is associated with substantial financial costs and loss of quality of life. Over the years, different literature has provided different statistics regarding the causes of the back pain. The following statistic is the closest estimation regarding our patient population. The sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is responsible for LBP in 18%-30% of individuals with LBP. Quadrapolar™ radiofrequency ablation, which involves ablation of the nerves of the SI joint using heat, is a commonly used treatment for SI joint pain...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413736/targeted-intraspinal-radiofrequency-ablation-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#18
Robert E Jacobson, Michelle Granville, Jesse Hatgis DO
INTRODUCTION: By using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine, it is possible to distinguish between spinal stenosis caused by bone compression and specific soft tissue epidural intraspinal lesions that cause localized spinal canal stenosis and neural compression. Examples include facet cysts and yellow ligament hypertrophy. Many of these patients are elderly with medical comorbidities that make open surgery problematic. MATERIALS & METHODS: This is a study of patients with predominantly soft tissue stenosis being treated with targeted intraspinal radiofrequency (RF) heat ablation...
March 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360474/an-intra-thoracic-follicular-carcinoma-of-thyroid-an-uncommon-presentation
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Surya Kant, Anand Srivastava, Rahul Kumar, Ajay Kumar Verma, Anand Kumar Mishra, Nuzhat Husain
Follicular carcinoma of thyroid is the second most common type of carcinoma of thyroid, and it may metastasize to bone, lung, brain, and skin. However, the initial presentation of follicular carcinoma of the thyroid as a large intrathoracic mass without any symptoms of thyroid gland enlargement and dysfunction is very rare. We hereby report a case of a 50-year-old male who presented with chief complaints of chest and low back pain. Preliminary evaluation led to the provisional diagnosis of left-sided intrathoracic mass with vertebral metastasis which was suspected to be a case of bronchogenic carcinoma with distant metastasis...
March 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339444/a-review-of-long-term-pain-relief-after-genicular-nerve-radiofrequency-ablation-in-chronic-knee-osteoarthritis
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Ferdinand Iannaccone, Samuel Dixon, Andrew Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Studies of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of genicular nerves have reportedly significantly decreased pain up to 3 months post ablation, but no longer term effects have been reported. We performed an analysis of long-term pain relief of 31 RFA procedures of the genicular nerves to analyze the degree of pain relief past 3 months, culminating at 6 months. STUDY DESIGN: Chart review and study design was approved by Newark Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB)...
March 2017: Pain Physician
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