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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906080/tonic-and-burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-waveforms-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-intractable-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Konstantin V Slavin, Richard B North, Timothy R Deer, Peter Staats, Kristina Davis, Roni Diaz
BACKGROUND: Burst stimulation is a novel form of neurostimulation for the treatment of chronic pain which has demonstrated promise in small uncontrolled studies, but has not yet gained approval for use in the U.S. We report the study methods for an ongoing multicenter, randomized, controlled, cross-over study designed to gain United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for burst stimulation. METHODS: Participants who are candidates for a currently approved neurostimulation device were enrolled and screened...
December 1, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904865/giant-true-brachial-artery-aneurysm-after-hemodialysis-fistula-closure-in-a-renal-transplant-patient
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Doriana Ferrara, Michele Di Filippo, Flavia Spalla, Anna Maria Giribono, Emanuela Viviani, Annamaria Santagata, Umberto Bracale, Michele Santangelo, Luca Del Guercio, Umberto Marcello Bracale
The usual manifestation of brachial artery aneurysms is the incidental finding of a swelling of the arm, combined with paresthesia or pain in some cases. The etiology is often traumatic or secondary to drug abuse. Pathophysiology of brachial artery dilation in these cases is not completely clear. We herein describe a case of a 61-year-old male presenting with a giant, painful, pulsatile mass on his left arm. He was submitted to a cadaveric kidney transplant in 2005. He had a functioning arteriovenous fistula (AVF) on his right arm, and a spontaneously thrombosed radiocephalic AVF on his left arm...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902848/topiramate-in-migraine-prevention-a-2016-perspective
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Stephen D Silberstein
BACKGROUND: In evidence-based guidelines published in 2000, topiramate was a third-tier migraine preventive with no scientific evidence of efficacy; recommendation for its use reflected consensus opinion and clinical experience. Its neurostabilizing activity, coupled with its favorable weight profile, made topiramate an attractive alternative to other migraine preventives that caused weight gain. When guidelines for migraine prevention in episodic migraine were published in 2012, topiramate was included as a first-line option based on double-blind, randomized controlled trials involving nearly 3000 patients...
November 30, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902623/ossification-of-the-posterior-atlantoaxial-membrane-associated-with-atlas-hypoplasia-a-case-report
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Yichen Meng, Dongxiao Zhou, Rui Gao, Jun Ma, Ce Wang, Xuhui Zhou
RATIONALE: Hypoplasia with an intact posterior arch of the atlas and ossification of the posterior atlantoaxial membrane (PAAM) are individually rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient presented with a 6-month history of progressive weakness and paresthesia of his lower extremities. DIAGNOSES: Cervical myelopathy resulting from atlas hypoplasia and ossification of the posterior atlantoaxial membrane. INTERVENTIONS: Laminectomy of the atlas with duroplasty...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901334/differential-efficacy-of-methylcobalamin-and-alpha-lipoic-acid-treatment-on-negative-and-positive-symptoms-of-type-2-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Yajuan Han, Min Wang, Jie Shen, Zhen Zhang, Min Zhao, Jing Huang, Youming Chen, Zhi Chen, Yulan Hu, Yubing Wang
BACKGROUND: Diabetic hyperglycemia damages peripheral nerves by triggering ischemia, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and methylcobalamin (MC) are known to improve signs of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), possibly by enhancing neural and vascular endothelial cell metabolism and antioxidant capacity. We evaluated differences in efficacy following short-term MC or ALA treatment on DPN symptoms to guide clinical drug selection. METHODS: Forty DPN patients were randomly divided into MC and ALA treatment groups (n=20/20) and assessed by the Toronto Clinical Neuropathy Scoring System (TCSS), total symptom score (TSS), visual analog scale (VAS) of positive symptoms, and easy sensory test (EST) for negative symptoms before and after 2 weeks of treatment...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900711/lacertus-fibrosus-augmentation-for-distal-biceps-brachii-rupture-repair-surgical-technique
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M Fontana, A Trimarchi, A Colozza
BACKGROUND: Repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures has become widely accepted. Unfortunately, care of retracted-degenerated injuries remains a challenge for orthopedic surgeons. Complication rates appear to increase when surgery is performed in chronic cases compared to those operated acutely. Multiple techniques for chronic reconstruction with the use of grafts have been described. Recently Morrey, from the Mayo Clinic, proposed a direct anatomic repair of retracted distal biceps tendon ruptures in extreme flexion (60°-90°) to avoid grafting...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894853/concurrent-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-pronator-syndrome-a-retrospective-study-of-21-cases
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Chih-Wei Hsiao, Jui-Tein Shih, Sheng-Tsai Hung
PURPOSE: Concurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and pronator syndrome are rarely considered and the proximal compression sites are easily overlooked. We retrospectively studied 21 concurrent cases in our series from 2009 to 2015 and report the results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The typical symptoms were pain, tingling, and numbness of the radial 3½ digits. If paresthesia involved the thenar eminence and proximal forearm pain was noted in cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome combined with pronator syndrome was considered...
November 25, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889845/randomized-trial-comparing-self-gripping-semi-re-absorbable-mesh-progrip-with-polypropylene-mesh-in-open-inguinal-hernioplasty-the-6%C3%A2-years-result
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J K M Fan, J Yip, D C C Foo, O S H Lo, W L Law
OBJECTIVES: The use of absorbable polylactic acid hook self-gripping polypropylene mesh in open inguinal hernia may potentially reduce operative time and enhance patient recovery. The objective of this randomized trial is to compare the outcomes following self-gripping mesh repair to polypropylene mesh secured with sutures in open inguinal hernioplasty. METHOD: Eligible patients aged 18-80 years old, who had primary unilateral uncomplicated inguinal hernia, were randomized into either Polypropylene (PL) group or PROGRIP (PG) group just before the placement of mesh intra-operatively by computer generated code...
November 26, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884744/technical-description-of-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-at-l1-l5-olif25-and-at-l5-s1-olif51-and-evaluation-of-complication-and-fusion-rates
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Kamal R M Woods, James B Billys, Richard A Hynes
BACKGROUND: The OLIF procedure is aimed at mitigating some of the challenges seen with traditional ALIF and transpsoas LLIF and allows for interbody fusion at L1-S1. PURPOSE: To describe the OLIF technique and assess the complication and fusion rates. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: 137 patients who underwent the oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) procedure. OUTCOME MEASURES: Adverse events within 6 months of surgery: Infection, symptomatic pseudarthrosis, hardware failure, vascular injury, perioperative blood transfusion, ureteral injury, bowel injury, renal injury, prolonged postoperative ileus (greater than 3 days), incisional hernia, pseudohernia, reoperation, neurological deficits (weakness, numbness, paresthesia), hip flexion pain, retrograde ejaculation, sympathectomy affecting lower extremities, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, and cerebrovascular accident...
November 21, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882251/bilateral-numb-chin-syndrome-as-the-initial-presentation-of-burkitt-s-lymphoma-leukemia-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hussein Algahtani, Bader Shirah, Wafaa Bassuni, Reem Adas
Numb chin syndrome, also known as mental nerve neuropathy, is a rare sensory neuropathy characterized by paresthesia and hypoesthesia in the area supplied by the mental nerve and its branches. This syndrome may be the first symptom of underlying malignancy or the first sign of recurrence and metastasis in patients with preexisting cancer. In this article, we present two cases with bilateral numb chin syndrome as the first manifestation of Burkitt's lymphoma/leukemia and review the relevant literature. Numb chin syndrome should be considered as a warning sign and raise the suspicion for an underlying malignancy...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876071/bilateral-single-port-thoracoscopic-extended-thymectomy-for-management-of-thymoma-and-myasthenia-gravis-case-report
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Francesco Paolo Caronia, Alfonso Fiorelli, Ettore Arrigo, Sebastiano Trovato, Mario Santini, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopy is become a widely accepted approach for the resection of anterior mediastinal masses, including thymoma. The current trend is to reduce the number of ports and minimize the length of incisions to further decrease postoperative pain, chest wall paresthesia, and length of hospitalization. Herein, we reported an extended resection of thymoma in a patient with myasthenia gravis through an uniportal bilateral thoracoscopic approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74 years old woman with myasthenia gravis was referred to our attention for management of a 3...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868452/closed-reduction-of-zygomatic-tripod-fractures-using-a-towel-clip
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Anı Cinpolat, Ozlenen Ozkan, Gamze Bektas, Omer Ozkan
BACKGROUND: The zygomatic bone constitutes the prominence of the cheek. Fractures of the zygomatic bone are the second most treatment of zygomatic bone fractures and can be examined under two headings, open and closed reductions. This paper describes a new technique in the closed reduction of tripod fractures using a towel clip. METHODS: Seventeen consecutive patients (three females, 14 males) with a mean age of 35.5 years (range = 18-66 years) with zygomatic tripod fracture were treated using the towel clip technique between December 2011 and February 2014...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867569/does-11-5-mm-guided-single-port-surgery-has-clinical-advantage-than-multi-port-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Hyun Woo Jeon, Young-Du Kim
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been widely used for spontaneous pneumothorax (SP). In recent years, thoracic surgeons have attempted single incision or single port surgery with the development of surgical technology and skills. Theoretically, single port surgery is expected to provide benefits such as less pain and early recovery. The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits of single port surgery in SP. METHODS: The 107 patients with SP who underwent surgery, between July 2013 and May 2015, were reviewed retrospectively...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857933/retro-odontoid-pseudotumor-without-atlantoaxial-subluxation-or-rheumatic-arthritis
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Seung Han Yu, Hyuk Jin Choi, Won Ho Cho, Seung Heon Cha, In Ho Han
We present a case of retro-odontoid pseudotumor (ROP) without rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS). A 76-year-old woman presented with paresthesia and weakness of both lower and upper extremities. She had no laboratory or physical findings of RA. Dynamic X-ray showed no AAS and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a retro-odontoid mass compressing the spinal cord. Transdural mass debulking and biopsy were performed via minimal left suboccipital craniectomy and C1 hemilaminectomy. Two months after surgery, her symptoms were aggravated...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857642/chiropractic-management-of-a-patient-with-neck-tongue-syndrome-a-case-report
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Craig S Roberts
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case report was to describe the chiropractic management of a patient with neck-tongue syndrome (NTS). CLINICAL FEATURES: A 34-year-old female patient sought treatment at a chiropractic clinic for symptoms involving neck pain associated with left-sided paresthesia of the tongue that had persisted for >2 years. A diagnosis of NTS was made. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patient was treated with spinal manipulation, myofascial release, and home exercises...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857102/is-there-an-association-between-dental-implants-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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A O Salgado-Peralvo, L Arriba-Fuente, M V Mateos-Moreno, A Salgado-García
Introduction The complications associated with dental implants are numerous, most of them of an inflammatory nature; nevertheless, some isolated cases of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have been found in the vicinity of the implants. The objective of the present article is to know whether there is an association between dental implants and the development of OSCC.Method and materials A search was carried out in Medline, Tripdatabase and Cochrane with the keywords 'dental implants' AND 'squamous cell carcinoma', and 'dental implant complications' AND 'squamous cell carcinoma...
November 18, 2016: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857042/odontogenic-keratocysts-in-the-basal-cell-nevus-gorlin-goltz-syndrome-associated-with-paresthesia-of-the-lower-jaw-case-report-retrospective-analysis-of-a-representative-czech-cohort-and-recommendations-for-the-early-diagnosis
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OBJECTIVES: Identification of early presenting signs of the Basal Cell Nevus (BCNS; synonyme Gorlin-Goltz) syndrome, which is associated with a principal triad of multiple basal cell nevi, jaw odontogenic keratocysts, and skeletal anomalies, in stomatological and neurological practices. Proposal of multidisciplinary diagnostic algorithm comprising other medical specialists, including pathology, imaging, laboratory and molecular analyses based on the study outcomes. DESIGN: Case report of a male patient reporting paresthesia of their lower jaw, with right facial asymmetry (maxilla and mandible) and radiological detection of large osteolytic lesions in both jaws, including a retrospective analysis of a representative Czech cohort with BCNS from within the last decade...
September 18, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856223/-transcient-ischemic-attack-a-rare-manifestation-of-eagle-syndrome
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J Usseglio, F Macian Montoro, S Martin, J Lerat, J Laloze, A Taibi, J Brie
INTRODUCTION: Clinical presentation of Eagle syndrome (ES) is very variable and non-specific, making its diagnosis difficult. It is usually limited to pain. Transient neurological manifestations are exceptional. We report one case in which the diagnosis of ES has been made based on neurological events occurring during left anterolateral head bending, without pain. OBSERVATION: A 47-year-old man presented with transient neurological events progressing since two years, half-right body paresthesia and reduced field of vision on the left side type, triggered by left anterolateral head flexion and regressive in neutral position...
November 14, 2016: Revue de Stomatologie, de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale et de Chirurgie Orale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855658/cytomegalovirus-associated-encephalomyelitis-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-a-two-stage-attack-of-direct-viral-and-delayed-immune-mediated-invasions-case-report
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Kensuke Daida, Yuta Ishiguro, Hiroto Eguchi, Yutaka Machida, Nobutaka Hattori, Hideto Miwa
BACKGROUND: It is clinically rare to find cytomegalovirus (CMV)-associated encephalomyelitis in immunocompetent adults. Here, we present the case of an adult patient who developed acute transverse myelitis that was followed by immune-mediated disseminated encephalomyelitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 38-year-old man developed acute paraplegia with paresthesia below the level of the T7-8 dermatome. Both brain and spinal cord MRIs performed at admission appeared normal...
November 17, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848072/hamate-hook-nonunion-initially-mistaken-for-ulnar-nerve-compression-a%C3%A2-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Mario Josipovic, Dorotea Bozic, Ivan Bohacek, Tomislav Smoljanovic, Ivan Bojanic
BACKGROUND: Hamate hook (HH) stress fractures are rare, often presenting with misleading symptoms and easily overlooked/misdiagnosed. These fractures occur frequently in individuals participating in sports activities involving racquets, bats, or clubs. Symptoms are non-specific and often mimic other clinical conditions, such as ulnar nerve entrapment or ulnar vessel thrombosis. CASE REPORT: A 17-year-old tennis player with no history of trauma presented with dominant hand weakness together with pain and paresthesia on the ulnar side, which exacerbated with tennis play...
November 15, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
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