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David Arsanious, Emmanuel Gage, Jonathon Koning, Mazin Sarhan, Gassan Chaiban, Mohammed Almualim, Joseph Atallah
BACKGROUND: One of the potential side effects with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) includes painful cutaneous dysesthesias and increased pain due to neuritis or neurogenic inflammation. This pain may require the prescription of opioids or non-opioid analgesics to control post-procedural pain and discomfort. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to compare post-procedural pain scores and post-procedural oral analgesic use in patients receiving continuous thermal radiofrequency ablation versus patients receiving pulsed dose radiofrequency immediately followed by continuous thermal radiofrequency ablation for zygopophaseal joint disease...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Shushovan Chakrabortty, Sanjeev Kumar, Deepak Gupta, Sruthi Rudraraju
As many as 62% low back pain patients can have sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain. There is limited (to poor) evidence in regards to long-term pain relief with therapeutic intra-articular injections and/or conventional (heat or pulsed) radiofrequency ablations (RFAs) for SIJ pain. We report our pain-clinic experience with peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) for two patients of intractable SIJ pain. They had reported absence of long-term pain relief (pain relief >50% for at least 2 weeks postinjection and at least 3 months post-RFA) with SIJ injections and SIJ RFAs...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Stephan Becker, Alexander Hadjipavlou, Michael H Heggeness
BACKGROUND CONTENT: Lumbar axial back pain arising from degenerative disc disease continues to be a challenging clinical problem whether treated with non-surgical management, local injection, or motion segment stabilization and fusion. PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of intraosseous basivertebral nerve ablation for the treatment of chronic lumbar back pain in a clinical setting. STUDY DESIGN: Patients meeting predefined inclusion/exclusion criteria were enrolled in a study using RF energy to ablate the basivertebral nerve within the vertebral bodies adjacent to the diagnosed level...
September 1, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Laurence Perrin Barelli, Nadia Guzman Dettori
Low back pain (LBP) is a major medical and economical problem, because of its high incidence. Indeed, 70-85% of adult people will suffer from this kind of pain once in their life. We will focus in this article on chronic LBP, which represent an annual prevalence of 30% and more specifically on mechanical pain, with our without radiation into the legs. In case of failure of traditional analgesia combining drugs and physical therapies, we can propose interventional pain relief. This involves a series of diagnostic blocks (medial branch blocks), followed by the treatment (radiofrequency ablation)...
June 22, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
Elena A Kaye, Sebastien Monette, Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Majid Maybody, Stephen B Solomon, Amitabh Gulati
PURPOSE: About 10-40% of chronic low back pain cases involve facet joints, which are commonly treated with lumbar medial branch (MB) radiofrequency neurotomy. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), a non-invasive, non-ionising ablation modality used to treat tumours, neuropathic pain and painful bone metastasis can also be used to disrupt nerve conduction. This work's purpose was to study the feasibility and safety of direct MRgFUS ablation of the lumbar MB nerve in acute and subacute swine models...
November 2016: International Journal of Hyperthermia
Erdal Karagöz, Deniz Özel, Fuat Özkan, Betül Duran Özel, Özgur Özer, Zafer Ünsal Coşkun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study is to determine our experience of technique success rate, complications and clinical results in long term follow up for computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation [RA] therapy for osteoid osteoma (OO). MATERIAL/METHODS: We performed RA therapy to 18 patients with OO referred to interventional radiology from other clinics primarily from orthopedics; between January 2011 to May 2014. Daytime and nighttime pain intensity of 18 patients was noted according to visual analog scale (VAS)...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
Alexandre Fogaça Cristante, Ivan Diasda Rocha, Raphael MartusMarcon, Tarcísio Eloy Pessoade Barros Filho
OBJECTIVES: Hydrodiscectomy is a new technique used for percutaneous spinal discectomy that employs a high-intensity stream of water for herniated disc ablation and tissue aspiration. No previous clinical study has examined the effects of percutaneous hydrodiscectomy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of hydrodiscectomy compared to open microdiscectomy regarding pain, function, satisfaction, complications and recurrence rates. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, patients referred to our tertiary hospital for lumbar back pain were recruited and included in the study if they had disc protrusion or small herniation in only one level, without neurological deficits and with no resolution after six weeks of conservative treatment...
May 2016: Clinics
Devang Padalia, Navdeep Jassal, Sagar Patel
UNLABELLED: The management of pain due to cancer is challenging and often requires invasive therapy in addition to medication management. Intrathecal drug delivery is a form of advanced therapy that delivers medication locally in the intrathecal space while reducing systemic side effects associated with high doses of opioids. Although risks associated with intrathecal drug delivery are low, some common complications include dislodgement, kinking, or fracture of the catheter, bleeding, neurological injury, infection, and cerebrospinal leaks...
May 2016: Pain Physician
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Mark V Boswell, Joshua A Hirsch
INTRODUCTION: Interventional pain management dates back to 1901, with significant innovations, which include the definition, literature synthesis, pathophysiology, and technical interventions. AREAS COVERED: Interventional pain management and interventional techniques include neural blockade, neural ablative procedures, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery systems, minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD®), percutaneous endoscopic spinal decompression, and regenerative medicine...
September 2016: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Roland Krug, Loi Do, Viola Rieke, Mark W Wilson, Maythem Saeed
BACKGROUND: MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) might be a very safe and effective minimally invasive technique to treat facet joint pain caused by arthritis and other degenerative changes. However, there are still safety concerns for this treatment and challenges regarding MR imaging and temperature mapping due to susceptibility effects between the bone and soft tissue near the joint, which has resulted in poor MR image quality. The goal of this research was to evaluate multiple magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pulse sequences for characterizing ablated lumbar facet joint lesions created by high-intensity focused ultrasound (FUS) and compare the findings to histological tissue assessment...
2016: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Alexander Bautista, Alisher Dadabayev, Ellen Rosenquist, Jianguo Cheng
We report 2 cases of successful treatment of neck and back pain with bipolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the cervical and lumbar facet joints in patients with an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD).Two patients with complex cardiac histories and AICD devices were treated with bipolar RFA of the facet joints. One presented with axial neck pain and the other with axial back pain. The histories and physical examinations were consistent with facetogenic pain. Diagnostic medial branch block resulted in more than 70% pain relief lasting for several days, allowing patients to perform routine daily activities without significant pain...
March 2016: Pain Physician
Lakshmi Vas, Sushama Phanse, Renuka Pai
UNLABELLED: We present a new perspective of neuromyopathy in pancreatic cancer pain (PCP) referral to bodywall; proposal of new rationale to include ultrasound guided dry needling (USGDN) of body wall muscles as an effective adjunct to neurolytic coeliac plexus block (NCPB) or splanchnic nerve radiofrequency ablation (SRF) for comprehensive interventional management. METHODS: PCP response to SRF in 2 patients and NCPB in 3 patients was documented on numerical rating scale (NRS) on post procedure days 3 and 15...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Kazuhiro Nouso, Ayano Oonishi, Akiko Wakuta, Kazuya Kariyama
AIM: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is commonly used for the treatment of early hepatocellular carcinoma. However, it requires time to ablate sufficient areas, resulting in increased burden for the patients and operators. We introduce a novel and simple method to overcome this problem. METHODS: We placed the grounding pad on the back (Back group) instead of the thigh of the patient (Thigh group). To reveal the effect of this method, we randomly assigned the patients into the two groups and compared the outcome...
February 19, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Kenneth M Keogh, Neil J Smart
Fistula in ano is a very common presentation to colorectal clinic. Embarrassment due to the symptoms makes accurate estimations of incidence difficult. It is estimated that up to 40% of peri-anal abscess will be accompanied by or preceded by a fistula. Fistulae can be classified into simple fistulae that involve no or minimal sphincter muscle and complex, which involve significant amounts of the anal sphincter muscle, possibly with multiple tracts. For complex fistulae a seton suture is usually placed through the tract and out through the anus to form a loop allowing pockets of sepsis to drain internally and externally and a mature tract of fibrous tissue to develop...
January 2016: Medical Hypotheses
Thorsten Jentzsch, Kai Sprengel, Lorenz Peterer, Ladislav Mica, Clément M L Werner
We present a detailed description of the surgical technique and the preliminary results of an endoscopic denervation for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) originating from the facet joints (FJ). Endoscopic denervation of the medial branches of the dorsal rami supplying the FJ has recently been appraised as providing excellent intraoperative visualization and long term pain relief for these patients. Conventional endoscopic rhizotomy has been expanded to include a the precise localization of 3D navigation...
January 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Thomas J Ward, Osmanuddin Ahmed, Benjamin I Chung, Daniel Y Sze, Gloria L Hwang
Urine leak after nephron-sparing surgery is a difficult and morbid situation that may delay recovery and necessitate additional hospitalization and intervention. The use of cryoablation to treat a 34-year-old woman with persistent urine leak after robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy is described. Surgery was performed to treat ureteral duplication that resulted in recurrent urinary tract infections and back pain. Cryoablation was performed with computed tomography guidance, targeting urine extravasation observed after the administration of intravenous contrast medium...
December 2015: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Jeffrey T Loh, Andrea L Nicol, David Elashoff, F Michael Ferrante
BACKGROUND: Many studies have assessed the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation to denervate the facet joint as an interventional means of treating axial low-back pain. In these studies, varying procedural techniques were utilized to ablate the nerves that innervate the facet joints. To date, no comparison studies have been performed to suggest superiority of one technique or even compare the prevalence of side effects and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients who underwent a lumbar facet denervation procedure...
2015: Journal of Pain Research
Sebastiano Mercadante, Pål Klepstad, Geana Paula Kurita, Per Sjøgren, Alessandra Pigni, Augusto Caraceni
BACKGROUND: Image-guided percutaneous ablation methods have proved effective for treatment of benign bone tumors and for palliation of metastases involving the bone. However, the role of these techniques is controversial and has to be better defined in the setting of palliative care. METHODS: A systematic review of the existing data regarding minimally invasive techniques for the pain management of vertebral bone metastases was performed by experts of the European Palliative Care Research Network...
2016: Acta Oncologica
Shrif Costandi, Mauricio Garcia-Jacques, Teresa Dews, Michael Kot, Kevin Wong, Gerges Azer, Jasmyn Atalla, Michael Looka, Elie Nasr, Nagy Mekhail
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the medial branch nerves that innervate the facet joints is a well-established treatment modality; however, studies to determine the optimal radiofrequency ablation temperature are lacking. A wide range (70 to 90°C) has been used. This study aimed to compare outcomes with two set temperatures for the lumbar facet medial branch ablation, 90 and 80°C. METHODS: This retrospective study compared the degree of patient self-reported functional improvement relief, postoperative opioid dose changes, as well as duration among lumbar facet medial branch (RFA) patients who had the procedures performed at 80 or 90°C...
September 15, 2015: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Sangseo Jeon, Gun Woo Lee, Young Dae Jeon, Il-Hyung Park, Jaesung Hong, Jae-Do Kim
Epiduroscopic laser neural decompression is an emerging therapeutic modality to treat lumbar spine pathologies including chronic low back pain, spinal stenosis, and disk herniation via catheter insertion followed by laser ablation of the lesion. Despite the efficacy of epiduroscopic laser neural decompression, excessive radiation doses due to fluoroscopy during epiduroscopic laser neural decompression have limited its widespread application. To address the issue, we propose a surgical navigation system to assist in epiduroscopic laser neural decompression procedures using radiation-free image guidance...
October 2015: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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