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Eun Jung Lee, Jong Chul Han, Changwon Kee
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between glaucomatous disc hemorrhage (DH) location with respect to the nasal or temporal margin of the retinal nerve fiber layer defect (RNFLD) and the direction of RNFLD widening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective, cross-sectional study. Patients with any documented episode of glaucomatous DH throughout the follow-up period, and definite RNFLD widening on retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) photos were analyzed...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
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
Achmed Pircher, Margherita Montali, Peter Wostyn, Joachim Pircher, Jatta Berberat, Luca Remonda, Hanspeter E Killer
PURPOSE: To investigate the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics along the entire optic nerve (ON) in patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of computed tomographic (CT) cisternographies in Caucasian patients with NTG. Fifty-six patients (99 of 112 eyes) fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of NTG and underwent CT-cisternography. Twelve subjects without NTG (24 eyes) served as controls. Contrast-loaded cerebrospinal fluid (CLCSF) density measurements in Hounsfield units (HU) were performed at four defined regions along the ON and in the basal cistern...
March 12, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
Florian S M Edlinger, Laura M Schrems-Hoesl, Christian Y Mardin, Robert Laemmer, Friedrich E Kruse, Wolfgang A Schrems
PURPOSE: Assessment of the diagnostic ability of segmented macular inner retinal layer thickness and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in patients with normal-tension (NT) and high-tension (HT) perimetric and preperimetric glaucoma. METHODS: The 212 participants included 45 healthy subjects, 55 patients with ocular hypertension, 56 patients with preperimetric glaucoma, and 56 patients with perimetric glaucoma...
March 9, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
B B Li, Y Cai, Y Z Pan, M Li, Y Fang, T Tian, X M Yan
Objective: To evaluate the association between corneal biomechanical parameters and visual field (VF) progression in normal tension glaucoma (NTG) using the Corvis-ST device, and to evaluate the ability of corneal biomechanical parameters to predict the VF progression. Methods: Corneal biomechanical parameters of newly diagnosed NTG patients were obtained using Corvis-ST in the baseline follow-up visit. The VF progression was defined as a 4-point increase in the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study (AGIS) score compared to the baseline in three consecutive follow-up visits (per 3-6 months)...
March 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Arthur H Friedlander, Lindsay L Graves, Tina I Chang, K Karl Kawakami, Urie K Lee, Shannon C Grabich, Zhuang T Fang, Michelle R Zeidler, JoAnn A Giaconi
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) prevalence among obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients because the perioperative environment risks further damaging the optic nerve. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed a "convenience sample" referred by Sleep Medicine for oral appliances because of continuous positive airway pressure intolerance. We determined the aggregate prevalence of the 3 POAG subtypes-"classic" open-angle glaucoma (COAG), normal-tension glaucoma (NTG), and open-angle glaucoma suspect (OAGS)-among the index population and compared it with that of same hospital's general population...
January 31, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Andrew S Neviaser, Diana C Patterson, Paul J Cagle, Bradford O Parsons, Evan L Flatow
BACKGROUND: Biceps tenodesis reduces the incidence of Popeye deformity occurring with tenotomy, but pain may occur with tenodesis superior to or within the bicipital groove. Arthroscopic suprapectoral tenodesis is an attractive alternative. The purpose of this study was to establish landmarks for arthroscopic suprapectoral tenodesis and determine the appropriate fixation point to optimize muscle tension. METHODS: Twelve fresh cadaveric shoulders were dissected. Urethane polymer was injected into the axillary artery...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Hanyue Li, Yingjie Hu, Jia Huang, Yunhai Yang, Kaichen Xing, Qingquan Luo
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve and recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury are not rare complications of lung cancer surgery and can cause lethal consequences. Until now, no optimal method other than paying greater attention during surgery has been available. METHODS: Four patients underwent lung surgery that involved RLN or vagus nerve injury. The left RLN or vagus nerve was cut off and then reconstructed immediately during surgery. Two patients underwent direct anastomosis, while the remaining two underwent phrenic nerve replacing tension-relieving anastomosis...
March 2, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
Sudarshan Anandkumar
This case report describes a 45-year-old male who presented with chronic right lateral elbow pain managed unsuccessfully with conservative treatment that included anti-inflammatory medication, injection, massage, exercise, bracing, taping, electro-physical agents, and manual therapy. Diagnosis of radial tunnel syndrome (RTS) was based on palpatory findings, range of motion testing, resisted isometrics, and a positive upper limb neural tension test 2b (radial nerve bias). Conventionally, the intervention for this entrapment has been surgical decompression, with successful outcomes...
February 23, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Igor A Fernandes, Marcos P Rocha, Monique O Campos, João D Mattos, Daniel E Mansur, Helena N M Rocha, Paulo A C Terra, Vinícius P Garcia, Natália G Rocha, Niels H Secher, Antonio C L Nóbrega
KEY POINTS: Hypoxaemia evokes a repertoire of homeostatic adjustments that maintain oxygen supply to organs and tissues including the brain and skeletal muscles. Because hypertensive patients have impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation and an increased sympathetic response to arterial oxygen desaturation, we investigated whether hypertension impairs isocapnic hypoxia-induced cerebral and skeletal muscle hyperaemia to an extent that limits oxygen supply. In middle-aged hypertensive men, vertebral and femoral artery blood flow do not increase in response to isocapnic hypoxia, limiting brain and peripheral hyperaemia and oxygen supply...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Physiology
H E Killer, A Pircher
Normal tension glaucoma (NTG) is an exception in the "glaucoma family" where the major risk factor, increased intraocular pressure, is missing. If not increased intraocular pressure, then what other causes can then lead to glaucomatous optic disc change and visual field loss in NTG? Several possibilities will be discussed. Among them a higher sensitivity to normal pressure, vascular dysregulation, an abnormally high translaminar pressure gradient and a neurodegenerative process due to impaired cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in the optic nerve sheath compartment...
February 19, 2018: Eye
Chuan Zhang, Zuo-Jun Zhang, Lei Wang, Zhong-Xiao Chang, Lin-Ping Yang, Ming Zhao, Xing-Xing Li, Rui-Ping Feng, Guo-Jie Wang, Xiao-Bo Duan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the therapeutic effects of distal humeral lateral closing wedge osteotomy followed by modified pinning combined with external tension band fixation in the treatment of cubitus varus deformity in children. METHODS: Total 26 adult patients with cubitus varus deformity were treated by operation from March 2011 to June 2015, 15 patients were boys and the other 11 patients were girls, ranging in age from 4 to 13 years, with an average of 7.8 years...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Huan Xu, Ruyi Zhai, Yuan Zong, Xiangmei Kong, Chunhui Jiang, Xinghuai Sun, Yi He, Xiqi Li
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine and compare the changes in the retinal vasculature in eyes with high-tension glaucoma (HTG) or normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: The right eyes of 43 HTG subjects, 33 NTG subjects, and 51 age- and sex-matched normal subjects were included in this cross-sectional study. Signals were projected from the internal limiting membrane to retinal pigment epithelium. The retinal perfused vessel densities in the peripapillary and parafoveal regions were measured automatically with optic coherence tomography angiography and the split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography algorithm...
February 15, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Claire Doyle, Vivian Cristofaro, Bryan S Sack, Fabliha Mahmood, Maryrose P Sullivan, Rosalyn M Adam
AIMS: Mounting evidence indicates that a variety of factors released from the urothelium or suburothelium can modulate smooth muscle activity. Although the relationship between the mucosa and smooth muscle has been investigated, little is known about the pathophysiologic changes in detrusor-mucosa interactions in neurogenic bladders. The goal of the study was to determine the impact of the mucosa on evoked responses in spinal cord injured (SCI) bladders. METHODS: Urinary bladders were obtained from 6wk SCI rats or age-matched uninjured controls...
February 10, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
W Stephen Choate, Adam Kwapisz, John M Tokish
Scapular winging can be a significant source of chronic pain, weakness, and disability of the shoulder. Isolated serratus anterior palsy from long thoracic nerve injury, which is the most common cause of this condition, produces prominent winging and medial malpositioning of the inferior angle of the scapula. In the case of persistent symptoms despite conservative care, treatment options primarily include scapulothoracic fusion and pectoralis major transfer. Outcomes of scapulothoracic fusion are notable for a high complication rate and limited functional improvements...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Rachel M Frank, Eric J Cotter, David Savin, Eamon Bernardoni, Anthony A Romeo
Intramuscular, full-thickness rotator cuff tears are uncommon and present a challenging clinical scenario for repair because traditional suture anchor or transosseous repair techniques are less feasible. The goal of repair is to achieve a tension-free reduction of both ends of the muscle to allow for adequate healing over time. Intramuscular tears of the infraspinatus specifically have rarely been reported. The clinical presentation of these patients can be challenging to interpret, and other causes of rotator cuff dysfunction, including compression to the suprascapular nerve, must be ruled out...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Robert G Louis, Joshua D Whitesides, Theofanis F Kollias, Joe Iwanaga, R Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas
There are very few surgical options available for treating a patient with winged scapula caused by a long thoracic nerve (LTN) injury. Therefore, we devised a novel technique based on a cadaveric dissection whereby regional intercostal nerves (ICN) were harvested and transposed to the adjacent LTN in 10 embalmed cadavers (20 sides). The LTN was identified along the lateral border of the serratus anterior and ICNs were identified at the mid-axillary line inferior to the lower edge of the pectoralis major muscle...
November 30, 2017: Curēus
Yoshiyuki Kita, Gábor Hollό, Akiko Murai, Ritsuko Kita, Akito Hirakata
PURPOSE: To determine the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) characteristics of a case of optic disc melanocytoma (ODM) associated with glaucomatous visual field and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defects in normal tension glaucoma. METHODS: The left eye of a 37-year-old female patient followed for a stable ODM for 10 years was investigated with OCT, OCTA, fluorescein (FA), and indocyanine green (ICGA) angiography. The ODM was unchanged, but a previously unknown inferotemporal neuroretinal rim loss and inferotemporal and superotemporal wedge shape glaucomatous RNFL thinning were seen with corresponding glaucomatous visual field defects...
February 1, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Jordan L Hawkins, Lauren E Cornelison, Brian A Blankenship, Paul L Durham
Introduction: Although neck muscle tension is considered a risk factor for migraine, pungent odors can act as a trigger to initiate an attack in sensitized individuals. Although noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) is now an approved treatment for chronic migraine, how it functions to inhibit trigeminal nociception in an episodic migraine model is not known. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine if nVNS could inhibit trigeminal nociception in a novel model of episodic migraine and investigate changes in the expression of proteins implicated in peripheral and central sensitization...
November 2017: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
Natalia Ivanovna Kurysheva, Vitaliy Nikiforovich Shlapak, Tamara Yakovlevna Ryabova
Primary vascular dysregulation (PVD) is believed to be a main cause of local vasospasm and impaired autoregulation as a possible contributing factor in the pathogenesis of normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Subjects with PVD respond stronger to psychological stress. Autonomic dysfunction is another reason of instable ocular blood flow and may be studied by means of assessment of heart rate variability (HRV) especially during a hand-cold provocation test (CPT).To compare the shift of HRV parameters in NTG and healthy subjects after a cold provocation test and to assess the relation between structural damage, circulatory parameters and autonomic dysfunction in NTG...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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