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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430048/a-spinal-epidural-abscess-due-to-streptobacillus-moniliformis-infection-following-a-rat-bite-case-report
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Alexander Hammer, Dorit Wolff, Walter Geißdörfer, Michael Schrey, Renate Ziegler, Hans-Herbert Steiner, Christian Bogdan
The authors describe the case of a 40-year-old man suffering from an epidural abscess in the thoracic spine due to a rarely isolated pathogen, Streptobacillus moniliformis, the causative agent of rat bite fever. Besides diffuse abdominal pain, ataxia, paresthesia, hypesthesia, and enhanced reflexes of the lower extremities, the patient suffered from a decreased sensation of bladder filling. His history was also positive for a rat bite 6 weeks earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an epidural, space-occupying lesion compressing the spinal cord at the vertebral levels of T6-8...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428928/origin-branching-and-communications-of-the-intercostobrachial-nerve-a-meta-analysis-with-implications-for-mastectomy-and-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-in-breast-cancer
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Brandon Michael Henry, Matthew J Graves, Jakub R Pękala, Beatrice Sanna, Wan Chin Hsieh, R Shane Tubbs, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
The intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN), which usually originates from the lateral cutaneous branch of the second intercostal nerve, innervates areas of the axilla, lateral chest, and medial arm. It is at risk for injury during operative procedures that are often used in the management of breast cancer and such injury has been associated with postoperative sensory loss and neuropathic pain, decreasing the quality of life. PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), Biosciences Information Service (BIOSIS), and Web of Science were searched comprehensively...
March 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427870/all-endoscopic-brachial-plexus-complete-neurolysis-for-idiopathic-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-a-prospective-case-series
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Thibault Lafosse, Malo Le Hanneur, Laurent Lafosse
PURPOSE: To describe an all-endoscopic technique for infra- and supraclavicular brachial plexus (BP) neurolysis and to assess its functional outcomes for patients suffering from nonspecific neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2013, 36 patients presenting an idiopathic nonspecific NTOS benefited from an endoscopic decompression in our institution. The inclusion criteria were a typical clinical NTOS and failure of a 6-month well-conducted nonsurgical treatment...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423973/neurological-involvement-of-igg4-related-disease-description-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marco Varrassi, Camilla Gianneramo, Francesco Arrigoni, Paolo Cerrone, Patrizia Sucapane, Carmine Marini, Alessandra Splendiani
IgG4-related disease is a recently discovered pathological entity, histologically characterised by fibrosis and IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration. This condition may virtually involve every site of the organism, with a various range of clinical presentations. The most commonly affected organ is the pancreatic gland, but it can also involve the biliary tract, salivary and lacrimal glands, kidneys, orbital tissues, lymph nodes, lungs and many others. More recently, IgG4-related disease has been demonstrated to involve, in rare cases, also the central nervous system, with a pattern mainly characterised by hypertrophic pachymeningitis...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421316/comparison-of-the-coracoid-and-retroclavicular-approaches-for-ultrasound-guided-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
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Nilgun Kavrut Ozturk, Ali Sait Kavakli
PURPOSE: This prospective randomized study compared the coracoid and retroclavicular approaches to ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block (IBPB) in terms of needle tip and shaft visibility and quality of block. We hypothesized that the retroclavicular approach would increase needle tip and shaft visibility and decrease the number of needle passes compared to the coracoid approach. METHODS: A total of 100 adult patients who received IBPB block for upper limb surgery were randomized into two groups: a coracoid approach group (group C) and a retroclavicular approach group (group R)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420330/anti-mog-antibody-positive-adem-following-infectious-mononucleosis-due-to-a-primary-ebv-infection-a-case-report
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Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Hideto Nakajima, Hiroki Tani, Takafumi Hosokawa, Shimon Ishida, Fumiharu Kimura, Kimihiko Kaneko, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Ichiro Nakashima
BACKGROUND: Anti-Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibodies are detected in various demyelinating diseases, such as pediatric acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), recurrent optic neuritis, and aquaporin-4 antibody-seronegative neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. We present a patient who developed anti-MOG antibody-positive ADEM following infectious mononucleosis (IM) due to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old healthy man developed paresthesia of bilateral lower extremities and urinary retention 8 days after the onset of IM due to primary EBV infection...
April 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419843/a-review-of-in-office-dynamic-image-navigation-for-extraction-of-complex-mandibular-third-molars
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Robert W Emery, Oxana Korj, Ravi Agarwal
PURPOSE: We performed a retrospective review of in-office removal of complex mandibular third molars with a dynamic image navigation system (DINS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of cases completed from 2010 to 2014 by a single oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The average age of the patients was 47 years (range, 27 to 72 years). Extraction complexity was classified with Juodzbalys and Daugela's classification system. The included study cases had complexity scores of 9 or greater...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419784/four-extremity-neurostimulation-using-two-cervical-octapolar-leads-and-high-frequency-of-10-khz
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Shervin Harandi, Leonardo Kapural
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: A few published reports describe successful clinical use of low-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the cervical spine resulting in bilateral upper and lower extremity pain relief. Major side-effect when using this modality of SCS is the uneven intensity of paresthesias which are frequently excessive in upper extremities while attempting to achieve optimal paresthesia coverage in all four extremities. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Here we describe a successful case of high frequency SCS at 10 kHz where profound control of neuropathic pain of all four extremities was achieved without the complication of paresthesias...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415907/transdermal-oxycodone-patch-for-the-treatment-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Paul D Gavin, Louise Tremper, Alisha Smith, Gemma Williams, Charles Brooker
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy, systemic exposure, safety and tolerability of a transdermal oxycodone patch containing tocopheryl phosphate mixture (TPM) in patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). PATIENTS & METHODS: The study was a Phase IIa, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled crossover study. RESULTS: While the TPM/oxycodone patch did not significantly improve 'average' Numeric Pain Rating Scale scores versus vehicle patch, patients reporting high levels of paresthesia (n = 9) showed a trend toward improved pain reduction...
April 18, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410768/-small-fiber-neuropathy
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V Langlois, A-L Bedat Millet, M Lebesnerais, S Miranda, F Marguet, Y Benhamou, P Marcorelles, H Lévesque
Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is still unknown. Characterised by neuropathic pain, it typically begins by burning feet, but could take many other expression. SFN affects the thinly myelinated Aδ and unmyelinated C-fibers, by an inherited or acquired mechanism, which could lead to paresthesia, thermoalgic disorder or autonomic dysfunction. Recent studies suggest the preponderant role of ion channels such as Nav1.7. Furthermore, erythromelalgia or burning mouth syndrome are now recognized as real SFN. Various aetiologies of SFN are described...
April 11, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404567/accidental-hydroxychloroquine-overdose-resulting-in-neurotoxic-vestibulopathy
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Peter B Chansky, Victoria P Werth
Hydroxychloroquine is an oral antimalarial medication commonly used off-label for a variety of rheumatological conditions, including systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome and dermatomyositis. We present a case of a 64-year-old woman who presented with acute onset headache, bilateral tinnitus, and left-sided facial numbness and tingling in the setting of accidentally overdosing on hydroxychloroquine. By the next morning, the patient began to experience worsening in the tingling sensation and it eventually spread to her left arm, thigh and distal extremities...
April 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403687/mechanochemical-endovenous-ablation-of-saphenous-veins-using-the-clarivein-a-systematic-review
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Marianne E Witte, Clark J Zeebregts, Gert Jan de Borst, Michel M P J Reijnen, Doeke Boersma
Objective To systematically review all available English literature on mechanochemical endovenous ablation and to report on the anatomical, technical, and clinical success. Methods A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library on mechanochemical endovenous ablation for the treatment of insufficient great and/or small saphenous vein. Methodological quality of the included studies was evaluated using the MINORS score. The primary outcome measure was anatomical success, defined as closure of the treated vein on follow-up duplex ultrasound imaging...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401611/pegylated-bovine-carboxyhaemoglobin-utilisation-in-a-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-patient
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C Sam, P Desai, D Laber, A Patel, N Visweshwar, M Jaglal
OBJECTIVE: To determine if pegylated bovine carboxyhaemoglobin can be utilised in a thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) patient. BACKGROUND: TTP is a condition characterized by thrombotic microangiopathy and has a high mortality rate when left untreated. Therapeutic plasma exchange is well established as the most effective and evidence-based treatment of TTP. METHODS: The ability to administer plasma exchange therapy is limited in Jehovah's Witnesses who decline blood products due to religious beliefs...
April 12, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399828/discography-aids-definitive-diagnosis-of-posterior-epidural-migration-of-lumbar-disc-fragments-case-report-and-literature-review
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Morito Takano, Tomohiro Hikata, Soraya Nishimura, Michihiro Kamata
BACKGROUND: Posterior epidural migration of lumbar disc fragments (PEMLDF) is extremely rare. It is often confused with other posterior lesions and is usually diagnosed intraoperatively. We here describe the use of preoperative discography in the diagnosis of PEMLDF. CASE PRESENTATION: A 78-year-old man presented with acute low back pain, gait disturbance, and paresthesia in both legs. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass located posteriorly and laterally to the left aspect of the dural sac at the L3 level...
April 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389290/symptomatic-intragraft-thrombus-following-endovascular-repair-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
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Sherwin Abdoli, Sung Wan Ham, Alison G Wilcox, Fernando Fleischman, Lydia Lam
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) can be complicated by graft collapse, endoleaks, and stent migration. The incidence of these complications and other outcomes is poorly understood in young trauma victims who receive endovascular aortic repair of blunt thoracic aortic injury. REPORT: A 29 year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle resulting in polytrauma including blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) with transection distal to the left subclavian artery origin...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387163/case-report-angiosarcoma-in-the-upper-extremity-related-to-a-nonfunctioning-arteriovenous-fistula
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Andrea L Gale, Rex A W Marco, Shari R Liberman, Dmitry Zavlin, Anthony Echo
BACKGROUND: Angiosarcoma is a rare but aggressive malignancy with a high predilection for the head and neck. There have been few case reports of the development of angiosarcoma in a nonfunctional arteriovenous fistula in a hemodialysis patient. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective chart analysis is conducted to present the case of a patient who received plastic surgical treatment at our hospital. RESULTS: We present the case of a 44-year-old male who presented with ischemic changes and paresthesias of the upper extremity associated with the development of angiosarcoma in an arteriovenous fistula...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386794/patient-perceptions-of-symptoms-and-concerns-during-cancer-chemotherapy-affects-my-family-is-the-most-important
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H Sasaki, K Tamura, Y Naito, K Ogata, A Mogi, T Tanaka, Y Ikari, M Masaki, Y Nakashima, Y Takamatsu
BACKGROUND: Cancer chemotherapy is associated with a variety of side effects/adverse events. It is very important that patients adhere to the planned chemotherapy regimen, which necessitates a minimum of side effects and that these side effects be kept under control. We have investigated patients' concerns and symptoms during chemotherapy with the aim to seek solutions that will improve patients' quality of life during chemotherapy. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with malignant diseases on parenteral antineoplastic agents were sequentially enrolled in this study...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375940/electrophysiological-studies-to-detect-peripheral-neuropathy-in-children-treated-with-vincristine
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Marko Kavcic, Blaz Koritnik, Matevz Krzan, Orjana Velikonja, Tomaz Prelog, Milica Stefanovic, Maruša Debeljak, Janez Jazbec
Patients treated with vincristine predictably develop peripheral neuropathy. The aim of our study was to investigate the pattern of vincristine-induced neuropathy in children by nerve conduction studies and somatosensory-evoked potentials (SSEPs). We included data from 39 children who received vincristine for various pediatric malignancies, and we performed initial and follow-up (after a minimum of 4 doses of vincristine 1.5 mg/m) conduction studies in 27 patients and SSEPs studies in 34 patients. On follow-up the most prevalent symptoms were paresthesias (44%) and constipation (22%), and the most common neurological sign was impaired myotatic reflexes (89%)...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373797/refractory-lesional-parietal-lobe-epilepsy-clinical-electroencephalographic-and-neurodiagnostic-findings
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Oğuzhan Kurşun, Hülya Karataş, Neşe Dericioğlu, Serap Saygi
INTRODUCTION: Specialized centers, in the management and surgical treatment of medically refractory epilepsy, emphasize the importance of differentiating the varieties of localization related epilepsies. There has been considerable recent interest in temporal and frontal lobe epileptic syndromes and less attention has been paid to parietal and occipital lobe epilepsies. METHODS: Here we report the clinical, electroencephalographic and neuroimaging characteristics of 46 patients with medically refractory lesional parietal lobe epilepsy who have been followed up for 1-10 years...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370852/prospective-study-of-the-use-of-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-in-determining-post-operative-energy-requirements-and-physiologic-midline-in-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Claire Collison, Julia Prusik, Steven Paniccioli, Michael Briotte, Rachael Grey, Paul Feustel, Julie G Pilitsis
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) through electromyography (EMG) studies has been shown to be a safe, effective way to determine the laterality of the spinal cord and guide electrode placement during spinal cord stimulation (SCS). However, the use of IONM to predict post-operative energy requirements and midline has not been examined and offers a new avenue to streamline programming and device selection. Further, the impact of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) thickness on intraoperative and post-operative amplitudes is understood but has not been explicitly characterized...
March 28, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
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