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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530530/is-fish-oil-a-potential-treatment-for-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Mark Anthony Yorek
BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuropathy affects about 50% of the diabetic population. The manifestations range from pain, numbness, paresthesia and ulceration in the extremities and it is the major cause of non-traumatic amputations. Currently there is no effective treatment for peripheral neuropathy. With the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes and associated complications reaching epidemic levels there is a critical need for finding a treatment to preserve nerve function. INTRODUCTION: This article will review the potential for fish oil as a treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy...
May 22, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526421/delayed-repair-of-distal-biceps-tendon-ruptures-is-successful-a-case-control-study
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John Haverstock, Ruby Grewal, Graham J W King, George S Athwal
BACKGROUND: The literature has shown an increased complication rate with a delay to surgical repair of acute distal biceps tendon ruptures; however, little has been documented regarding the outcome of delayed repairs. This case-control study compared a study cohort of delayed (>21 days) distal biceps tendon repairs with a control cohort repaired acutely (<21 days). METHODS: Sixteen delayed repair cases were reviewed and matched with acute controls (1:3) based on repair technique, age, and workers' compensation status...
June 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521343/tarlov-cyst-causing-sacral-insufficiency-fracture
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Ross C Puffer, Marcus J Gates, William Copeland, William E Krauss, Jeremy Fogelson
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Tarlov cysts, also known as perineural cysts, have been described as meningeal dilations of the spinal nerve root sheath between the peri- and endoneurium at the dorsal root ganglion. Most often they are found in the sacrum involving the nerve roots. Normally asymptomatic, they have been reported to present with radiculopathy, paresthesias, and even urinary or bowel dysfunction. Sacral insufficiency has not been a well-documented presentation. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The patient is a 38-year-old female who started to develop left low back pain and buttock pain that rapidly progressed into severe pain with some radiation down the posterior aspect of her left leg...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520823/comparison-of-tunnel-and-crestal-incision-techniques-in-reconstruction-of-localized-alveolar-defects
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Nur Altiparmak, Sina Uckan, Burak Bayram, Sıdıka Soydan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the complication rates of recipient sites prepared using two incision techniques: crestal and tunnel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, patients underwent augmentation procedures (68 patients; 75 sites) by the same surgeon that were performed consecutively using the crestal incision technique (27 horizontal, 10 vertical; crestal group) or the tunnel incision technique (27 horizontal, 11 vertical; tunnel group)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514704/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-variants-forms-fruste-reclassification-with-new-criteria
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Fu Liong Hiew, Rahmansah Ramlan, Shanthi Viswanathan, Santhi Puvanarajah
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of various distinctive classical and localised Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) subtypes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical characteristics and electrophysiological data of sixty-one consecutive patients admitted between 2012 and 2015 were systematically analysed and reclassified according to the new GBS clinical classification. Neurophysiology was evaluated with Hadden et al...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497160/spinal-osteoid-osteoma-efficacy-and-safety-of-radiofrequency-ablation
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Ugo Albisinni, Giancarlo Facchini, Paolo Spinnato, Alessandro Gasbarrini, Alberto Bazzocchi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and complications of CT-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of spinal osteoid osteoma (OO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2002 and 2012, a total of 61 patients (46 male and 15 female, mean age 26.4 ± 12.7 years) were subjected to RFA for spinal OO. The diagnosis of OO was made after a period of pain and symptoms of 20.6 ± 14.4 months. RFA was performed under conscious sedation and local analgesia...
May 11, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495449/peripheral-circulatory-disorders-in-essential-thrombocythemia
#7
Rafał Małecki, Małgorzata Gacka, Żanna Fiodorenko-Dumas, Ilias Dumas, Jacek Kwiatkowski, Rajmund Adamiec, Małgorzata Kuliszkiewicz-Janus
A significant amount of patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) complain of symptoms including distal parts of the extremities (e.g., paresthesias or Raynaud's phenomenon). The aim of the present study was to examine peripheral circulation in the upper extremities of individuals with ET. The study included 45 ET patients and 30 control subjects. All participants were subjected to thermography, photoplethysmography, impedance plethysmography, and applanation tonometry pulse wave analysis. The patients with ET differed significantly from the control subjects in terms of 3rd finger skin temperature (mean 31...
May 7, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493599/spinal-cord-stimulator-implant-infection-rates-and-risk-factors-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#8
Bryan C Hoelzer, Mark A Bendel, Timothy R Deer, Jason S Eldrige, David R Walega, Zhen Wang, Shrif Costandi, Gerges Azer, Wenchun Qu, Steven M Falowski, Stephanie A Neuman, Susan M Moeschler, Catherine Wassef, Christopher Kim, Tariq Niazi, Taher Saifullah, Brian Yee, Chong Kim, Christine L Oryhan, Joshua M Rosenow, Daniel T Warren, Imanuel Lerman, Ruben Mora, Salim M Hayek, Michael Hanes, Thomas Simopoulos, Sanjiv Sharma, Chris Gilligan, Warren Grace, Timothy Ade, Nagy A Mekhail, John P Hunter, Daniel Choi, Deborah Y Choi
OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation is an evidence-based treatment for a number of chronic pain conditions. While this therapy offers improvement in pain and function it is not without potential complications. These complications include device failure, migration, loss of therapeutic paresthesia, and infection. This article looked to establish a modern infection rate for spinal cord stimulators, assess the impact of known risk factors for surgical site infections and to determine the impact of certain preventative measures on the rate of infection...
May 11, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484930/heart-shaped-bilateral-medullary-pyramidal-infarction-as-a-pathognomonic-finding-of-anterior-spinal-artery-occlusion
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Sammy Searcy, Oluwaseun O Akinduro, Andrew Spector, Jang W Yoon, Benjamin L Brown, William D Freeman
BACKGROUND: Unilateral anterior spinal artery (ASA) occlusion resulting in bilateral medullary pyramidal (BMP) infarction is a rare and devastating stroke subtype. We present two cases highlighting the diagnostic and clinical challenges of BMP infarction. METHODS: Case reports and literature review. RESULTS: A 57-year-old man rapidly had severe vomiting and diarrhea 2 h after a meal. Examination revealed bulbar weakness and areflexic tetraplegia...
May 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484839/plasma-exchanges-for-severe-acute-neurological-deterioration-in-patients-with-igm-anti-myelin-associated-glycoprotein-anti-mag-neuropathy
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M Baron, P Lozeron, S Harel, D Bengoufa, M Vignon, B Asli, M Malphettes, N Parquet, A Brignier, J P Fermand, N Kubis, Bertrand Arnulf
Monoclonal IgM anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) antibody-related peripheral neuropathy (anti-MAG neuropathy) is predominantly a demyelinating sensory neuropathy with ataxia and distal paresthesia. The clinical course of anti-MAG neuropathy is usually slowly progressive making difficult the identification of clear criteria to start a specific treatment. Although no consensus treatment is yet available, a rituximab-based regimen targeting the B-cell clone producing the monoclonal IgM may be proposed, alone or in combination with alkylating agents or purine analogs...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484568/concurrent-multiple-intracranial-and-intramedullary-conus-tuberculoma-a-rare-case-report
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Manish Jaiswal, Ashok Gandhi, Devendra Purohit, Radhey Shyam Mittal
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis commonly manifests as tubercular meningitis. CNS tuberculomas are more common intracranially and less frequently involve the spinal cord. Combination of intramedullary with intracranial tuberculomas is extremely rare. We report a case of concurrent occurrence of intramedullary tuberculoma with multiple intracranial tuberculomas in a young 16-year-old boy, who presented with two weeks history of paresthesias and weakness of the lower limbs and diminution of vision in left eye, who had been treated for pulmonary tuberculosis...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483185/effect-of-acupuncture-on-post-implant-paresthesia
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Crischina Branco Marques Sant'Anna, Paulo Renato Junqueira Zuim, Daniela Atili Brandini, Aimée Maria Guiotti, Joao Batista Vieira, Karina Helga Leal Turcio
Paresthesia is defined as an alteration in local sensibility, associated with numbness, tingling, or unpleasant sensations caused by nerve lesions or irritation. It can be temporary or permanent. The treatment protocol for facial paresthesia is primarily based on the use of drugs and implant removal, which may not be completely effective or may require other risk exposure when there is no spontaneous regression. However, other therapeutic modalities such as acupuncture can be used. The aim of this study is to report a case of a patient with paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve and pain caused by an implant surgery performed 2 years earlier...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479141/neurodegenerative-effects-of-azithromycin-in-differentiated-pc12-cells
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Vicki Waetzig, Jeanette Riffert, Justus Cordt, Kirstin Reinecke, Wiebke Haeusgen, Ruwen Boehm, Ingolf Cascorbi, Thomas Herdegen
Azithromycin is a widely used macrolide antibiotic with sustained and high tissue penetration and intracellular accumulation. While short-term exposure to low-dose azithromycin is usually well tolerated, prolonged treatment can lead to unwanted neurological effects like paresthesia and hearing loss. However, the mechanism causing neurodegeneration is still unknown. Here, we show that even low therapeutically relevant azithromycin concentrations like 1µg/ml decreased cell viability by 15% and induced neurite loss of 47% after 96h in differentiated PC12 cells, which are a well-established model system for neuronal cells...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475798/the-surgical-management-of-symptomatic-benign-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-of-the-neck-and-extremities-an-experience-of-442-cases
#14
Ketan I Desai
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) is not uncommon. The surgical excision of symptomatic benign PNSTs along with preservation of the affected nerve and its function is an ideal treatment option. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcome with respect to morbidity, extent of resection, and recurrence, and to review and compare our results with those reported in literature. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical and radiological findings of 442 patients with benign PNSTs involving the neck and extremities treated surgically from 2000 to 2014 was performed...
May 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474478/incomplete-cavernous-sinus-syndrome-as-the-initial-manifestation-of-a-previously-undetected-metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma
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María Machío Castelló, Diego Escobar Montatixe, Carlos Cenjor Español, José Miguel Villacampa Aubá, Julia Montoya Bordón, Rafael Carias Calix, Rafael Sáez Pinel
BACKGROUND: Cavernous sinus syndrome presents as unilateral ophthalmoplegia associated with sympathetic denervation, pain, paresthesias, and V1 and V2 distribution numbness. The etiology may be vascular, inflammatory, infectious, and, less commonly, neoplastic (metastatic). METHODS: We report a patient with incomplete cavernous sinus syndrome as the initial manifestation of previously undetected metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma. RESULTS: A 59-year-old man presented with a 2-month history of left hemicranial headaches with ptosis and binocular diplopia...
May 5, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469830/at-home-laser-treatment-of-oral-neuronal-disorders-case-reports
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Elisabetta Merigo, Jean-Paul Rocca, Aldo Oppici, Luigi Cella, Carlo Fornaini
The neuronal disorders occurring in the oral district are mainly anaesthesia, paraesthesia, hypoesthesia and hyperaesthesia and they may occur frequently after surgical procedures. Medical treatment depends on degree of severity of the nerve injury but, in every case, it must be immediately carried out to reduce immune inflammatory reaction. The aim of this report is to investigate the effectiveness in the recovery of the peripheral nerve lesions of a new laser device recently proposed by the commerce that, due to its reduced size and to be a class I laser according the ANSI classification, may be used at home by the patient himself...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465201/strickland-s-hypothenar-fat-pad-flap-for-revision-surgery-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-prospective-study-of-34%C3%A2-cases
#17
L Athlani, J-P Haloua
Several techniques are available for revision surgery of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to preserve a gliding layer and protect the median nerve, including Strickland's pedicled hypothenar fat pad flap. The objective of this single-center, prospective study was to report the results of this flap after a minimum follow-up of two years. Between March 2006 and April 2014, 34 patients were enrolled (mean age 67 years) who had postoperative complications after the primary surgical release of CTS with nighttime paresthesia and/or neuropathic pain and abnormal electromyography findings...
April 4, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454504/venous-malformation-as-source-of-a-tarsal-tunnel-syndrome-treat-the-source-or-the-cause-of-the-complaints-a-case-report
#18
H Mufty, G A Matricali, S Thomis
Painful tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy with a variety of possible sources. As it presents a challenging differential diagnostic problem, it is often under-diagnosed. Among the intrinsic and extrinsic factors, varicose veins are the main source in case of a venous etiology. We report a case of a 39-year old male patient who presented with complaints of paresthesia and excessive pain of the right foot, especially the medial side. Further work up by ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and electromyography revealed an extensive congenital venous malformation of the right lower limb with subsequent compression of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel...
April 28, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447531/treatment-of-foot-varicose-veins-a-study-of-119-consecutive-patients
#19
Luiz Fernando Albernaz, Daiane Taís Schlindwein Albernaz, Fernanda Rita Machado Zignani, Yung-Wei Chi
Objective To analyze the outcomes of 119 (188 feet) patients undergoing foot varicose vein phlebectomy with and without sclerotherapy between 2013 and 2015. Methods Legs and feet were treated in one single procedure. Clinical and ultrasound assessments were carried out at 7, 30, and 90 days for visualization of the sapheno-femoral and sapheno-popliteal junctions and the deep vein system. Results Mean age was 50 ± 12 years (25-79 years); 67 patients were female (56.3%). Median venous clinical severity score was 4 (range 2-5) before and 1 (range 0-2) at 90 days ( p < 0...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438848/clinical-reasoning-a-71-year-old-woman-with-subacute-progressive-distal-weakness-and-paresthesia-after-vaccination
#20
Simão Cruz, Andrew M Schaefer, Abhijit Joshi, Mark R Baker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Neurology
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