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  1. Combined posterior lumbar plexus–sciatic nerve block versus combined femoral–obturator–sciatic nerve block for ACL reconstruction

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    Ayman I Tharwat

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Ayman I TharwatAin Shams University, Cairo, EgyptBackground: We compared the efficacy of combined posterior lumbar plexus–sciatic nerve block with that of combined femoral–obturator–sciatic nerve block as anesthesia for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, because both block combinations have been recommended for lower limb arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery.Methods: Forty-eight patients undergoing elective unilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction under local anesthesia were randomized to undergo either combined posterior lumbar plexus–sciatic nerve block (Group 1, or combined femoral–obturator–sciatic nerve block (Group 2. Blocks were performed using nerve stimulation and bupivacaine 0.5% mixed with lignocaine 2%. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse oximetry were recorded. Quality of anesthesia, motor and sensory block, time to first analgesic use, sedation, and need for general anesthesia were recorded, along with verbal postoperative pain scores, and side effects.Results: No patient in Group 1 and two patients in Group 2 needed general anesthesia. Complete sensory blockade was higher in Group 1 than in Group 2. However, complete motor blockade was similar in both groups. In Group 1, verbal pain scores were lower than in Group 2. Time to first analgesic was similar between the two groups. Total analgesic consumption was lower in Group 1. No significant differences were found for heart rate, pulse oximetry, or systolic and diastolic blood pressure between the groups, and no signs of toxicity were encountered.Conclusion: Combined posterior lumbar plexus–sciatic nerve block provided more comfortable intraoperative anesthesia and better postoperative analgesia than combined femoral–obturator–sciatic nerve block for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.Keywords: anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, local anesthetic, nerve block 

  2. Efficacy of ultrasound-guided obturator nerve block in transurethral surgery

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    Thallaj Ahmed

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: During transurethral resection surgery (TUR, accidental stimulation of the obturator nerve can cause violent adductor contraction, leading to serious intraoperative complications. General anesthesia with muscle relaxation is currently the preferred technique for TUR surgery. Spinal anesthesia combined with obturator nerve block has also been used for TUR surgery in geriatric population. Blind, anatomical methods for identifying the obturator nerve are often unsatisfactory. Therefore, we conducted this prospective study to validate the efficacy of ultrasound-guided obturator nerve block (USONB during TUR procedures. Methods: Eighteen male patients undergoing TURP surgery under spinal anesthesia were included in the study. Bilateral USONB with maximum 20 ml of 1% lidocaine per patient was performed. An independent observer was present to monitor any adduction movements during the operation and to record patient and surgeon satisfactions. Results: In all patients, obturator nerve was visualized from the first attempt, requiring an average of 4.3 min for blocking of each side. USONB was successful (97.2% in preventing an adductor spasm in all except one patient. Patient?s and surgeon?s satisfaction were appropriate. In all patients, adductor muscle strength recovered fully within 2 h following the surgical procedure. Conclusions: USONB is safe and effective during TUR surgery. It provides optimal intra-and postoperative conditions.

  3. OBTURATOR NERVE BLOCK WITH SUB ARACHANOID BLOCK FOR A CASE OF COPD WITH COR PULMONALE UNDERGOING TURP AND TURBT

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    Basireddy Hariprasad

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Choosing safe and viable anesthetic technique is pivotal role for anesthesiologist. It depends Age, preexisting systemic diseases and Type of surgery. In this case report we have chosen obturator nerve block with sub arachnoid block for a case of COPD with cor pulmonale undergoing TURP and TURBT as an alternative to general anesthesia to avoid the perioperative Anesthetic complications of a patient with COPD and Cor pulmonale

  4. Ectopic pregnancy presenting with obturator nerve pain.

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    Ali, H S

    1998-01-01

    A 27 year old woman had a three day history of pain in the cutaneous distribution of the left obturator nerve before she developed the classical picture of ectopic pregnancy with lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. A left tubal pregnancy was subsequently confirmed by laparoscopy. Referred pain along the obturator nerve has been reported in other pelvic conditions, but has not previously been reported as a manifestation of ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy may present with a very wid...

  5. The role of succinylcholine in the prevention of the obturator nerve reflex during transurethral resection of bladder tumors

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    Objective was to present our 8 year experience in the prevention of the obturator nerve reflex during transurethral resection of bladder tumors. This study was performed in Ataturk University Hospital between 1999 and 2007. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 89 patients with inferolateral bladder tumors, who underwent transurethral resection under epidural or general anesthesia and requested obturator nerve reflex inhibition. Epidural anesthesia was administered to 57 patients, while the remaining 32 patients underwent general anesthesia via mask; and succinylcholine was administered prior to resection. Of the 57 patients received epidural anesthesia, 18 were diagnosed as inferolateral bladder tumors during endoscopy and had to undergo general anesthesia. Obturator nerve block was attempted preoperatively in 39 patients. However, a nerve identification failure, hematoma and 4 obturator nerve reflex events, despite the block, were observed and these patients were subjected to general anesthesia with succinylcholine. Fifty-six patients (32 patients initially had general anesthesia and 24 converted from epidural to general anesthesia) were all given succinylcholine prior to resection. Due to its mechanisms of action, succinylcholine is completely effective and represents a simple alternative to obturator nerve block. No contraction was observed in any patient given succinylcholine. (author)

  6. What Are Nerve Blocks for Headache?

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    ... blocks for headache? Print Email What are nerve blocks for headache? ACHE Newsletter Sign up for our ... your e-mail address below. What are nerve blocks for headache? A nerve block is the injection ...

  7. Femoral and obturator nerves palsy caused by pelvic cement extrusion after hip arthroplasty.

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    Pawel Zwolak

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Cement extrusion into the pelvis with subsequent palsy of the obturator and femoral nerves is a rare entity after hip replacement surgery. Cemented fixation of the acetabular cup has been considered as a safe and reliable standard procedure with very good long term results. We present a case of fifty year old female patient after hip arthroplasty procedure which suffered an obturator and femoral nerve palsy caused by extrusion of bone cement into the pelvis. Postoperative X-rays and CT-scan of the pelvis demonstrated a huge mass consisted of bone cement in close proximity of femoral and obturator nerves. The surgery charts reported shallow and weak bony substance in postero-superior aspect of the acetabulum. This weak bony acetabular substance may have caused extrusion of bone cement during press-fitting of the polyethylene cup into the acetabulum, and the following damage of the both nerves produced by polymerization of bone cement. The bone cement fragment has been surgically removed 3 weeks after arthroplasty. The female patient underwent intensive postoperative physical therapy and electro stimulation which resulted in full recovery of the patient to daily routine and almost normal electromyography results.

  8. A randomised controlled trial of ultrasound-guided blockade of the saphenous nerve and the posterior branch of the obturator nerve for postoperative analgesia after day-case knee arthroscopy

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    Westergaard, B; Jensen, K

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of blockade of the saphenous nerve and the posterior branch of the obturator nerve in addition to a standard analgesic regimen for patients discharged the same day after knee arthroscopy. The primary outcome was knee pain on flexion during the first 24 postoperative hours, calculated as area under the curve. We allocated 60 patients to ultrasound-guided nerve blocks with either ropivacaine or saline, 30 to each. The median (IQR [range]) pain score on knee flexion in the ropivacaine group 2.0 (1.1-3.7 [0.1-7.1]) was not statistically different to that in the saline group (3.3 (1.7-4.6 [0.3-6.8]), p = 0.06). There were no differences in pain at rest, opioid consumption or function.

  9. Obturator neuropathy

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    Tipton, John Sison

    2008-01-01

    Obturator neuropathy is a difficult clinical problem to evaluate. One possible cause of pain is due to fascial entrapment of the nerve. Symptoms include medial thigh or groin pain, weakness with leg adduction, and sensory loss in the medial thigh of the affected side. Radiographic imaging provides limited diagnostic help. MRI may detect atrophy in the adductors of the leg. However, it is unable to detect any abnormality of the nerve or in the fibro-osseus tunnel. The best test for diagnosis i...

  10. Continuous axillary nerve block for chronic pain.

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    Fewtrell, M S; Sapsford, D J; Herrick, M J; Noble-Jamieson, G; Russell, R. I.

    1994-01-01

    Continuous axillary nerve block was used to relieve pain after a chemical burn to the arm in a child on mechanical ventilation after liver transplantation. The analgesia was sufficient to replace parenteral analgesia and allow extubation.

  11. Nerve injury caused by mandibular block analgesia

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    Hillerup, S; Jensen, Rigmor H

    2006-01-01

    Fifty-four injection injuries in 52 patients were caused by mandibular block analgesia affecting the lingual nerve (n=42) and/or the inferior alveolar nerve (n=12). All patients were examined with a standardized test of neurosensory functions. The perception of the following stimuli was assessed: feather light touch, pinprick, sharp/dull discrimination, warm, cold, point location, brush stroke direction, 2-point discrimination and pain perception. Gustation was tested for recognition of sweet, s...

  12. Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound vs nerve stimulation guidance for continuous sciatic nerve block

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    Ehlers, L; Jensen, J M

    2012-01-01

    This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of ultrasound (US) vs nerve stimulation (NS) guidance for continuous sciatic nerve block in Danish elective patients undergoing major foot and ankle surgery.

  13. The successful use of peripheral nerve blocks for femoral amputation

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    Bech, B.; Melchiors, J.

    2009-01-01

    We present a case report of four patients with severe cardiac insufficiency where peripheral nerve blocks guided by either nerve stimulation or ultrasonography were the sole anaesthetic for above-knee amputation. The patients were breathing spontaneously and remained haemodynamically stable during surgery. Thus, use of peripheral nerve blocks for femoral amputation in high-risk patients seems to be the technique of choice that can lower perioperative risk Udgivelsesdato: 2009/2

  14. Magellan: Technical Description of a New System for Robot-Assisted Nerve Blocks

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    Joshua Morse

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Nerve blocks are common procedures used to remove sensation from a specific region of the body via injection of local anesthetic. Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are common-place in anesthesia, but require specialized training and advanced bi-manual dexterity. This paper describes a system designed to robotically assist in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. Robot-assisted nerve blocks could allow for more precise needle placement, and therefore a higher efficacy of blocks. This system is the first step in developing a completely automated nerve block system, which would also require the incorporation of ultrasound image recognition of nerves and other physiological markers.

  15. Magellan: Technical Description of a New System for Robot-Assisted Nerve Blocks

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    Joshua Morse; Mohamad Wehbe; Riccardo Taddei; Shantale Cyr; Hemmerling, Thomas M.

    2013-01-01

    Nerve blocks are common procedures used to remove sensation from a specific region of the body via injection of local anesthetic. Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are common-place in anesthesia, but require specialized training and advanced bi-manual dexterity. This paper describes a system designed to robotically assist in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. Robot-assisted nerve blocks could allow for more precise needle placement, and therefore a higher efficacy of blocks. This system is the firs...

  16. Pectoral nerves (PECS) and intercostal nerve block for cardiac resynchronization therapy device implantation.

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    Fujiwara, Atsushi; Komasawa, Nobuyasu; Minami, Toshiaki

    2014-01-01

    A 71-year-old man was scheduled to undergo cardiac resynchronization therapy device (CRTD) implantation. He was combined with severe chronic heart failure due to ischemic heart disease. NYHA class was 3 to 4 and electrocardiogram showed non-sustained ventricular. Ejection fraction was about 20% revealed by transthoracic echocardiogram. He was also on several anticoagulation medications. We planned to implant the device under the greater pectoral muscle. As general anesthesia was considered risky, monitored anesthesia care utilizing peripheral nerve block and slight sedation was scheduled. Pectoral nerves (PECS) block and intercostal block was performed under ultrasonography with ropivacaine. For sedation during the procedure, continuous infusion of dexmedetomidine without a loading dose was performed. The procedure lasted about 3 hours, but the patient showed no pain or restlessness. Combination of PECS block and intercostal block may provide effective analgesia for CRTD implantation. PMID:25120950

  17. Delayed appearance of hypaesthesia and paralysis after femoral nerve block

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    Stefan Landgraeber

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available We report on a female patient who underwent an arthroscopy of the right knee and was given a continuous femoral nerve block catheter. The postoperative course was initially unremarkable, but when postoperative mobilisation was commenced, 18 hours after removal of the catheter, the patient noticed paralysis and hypaesthesia. Examination confirmed the diagnosis of femoral nerve dysfunction. Colour duplex sonography of the femoral artery and computed tomography of the lumbar spine and pelvis yielded no pathological findings. Overnight the neurological deficits decreased without therapy and were finally no longer detectable. We speculate that during the administration of the local anaesthetic a depot formed, localised in the medial femoral intermuscular septa, which was leaked after first mobilisation. To our knowledge no similar case has been published up to now. We conclude that patients who are treated with a nerve block should be informed and physician should be aware that delayed neurological deficits are possible.

  18. Occipital Nerve Blocks for Pediatric Posttraumatic Headache: A Case Series.

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    Seeger, Trevor A; Orr, Serena; Bodell, Lisa; Lockyer, Lisette; Rajapakse, Thilinie; Barlow, Karen M

    2015-08-01

    Posttraumatic headache is one of the most common and disabling symptoms after traumatic brain injury. However, evidence for treating posttraumatic headache is sparse, especially in the pediatric literature. This retrospective chart review evaluated the use of occipital nerve blocks in adolescents treated for posttraumatic headache following mild traumatic brain injury, presenting to the Complex Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury clinic. Fifteen patients (mean age 15.47; range: 13-17) received occipital nerve block for posttraumatic headache. Follow-up was obtained in 14 patients at 5.57 (standard deviation = 3.52) months postinjury. The headache burden was high, with all except one having headaches 15 or more days per month (median 30, range 10-30). Sixty-four percent reported long-term response to the occipital nerve blocks, with associated improved quality of life and decreased postconcussion symptom scores (P < .05). One patient reported transient allopecia. Occipital nerve blocks are well tolerated and can be helpful in posttraumatic headache. PMID:25406154

  19. Ultrasound-guided block of the axillary nerve : a case series of potential clinical applications

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    Rothe, C; Lund, J

    2012-01-01

    The specific blocking of the axillary nerve has never been investigated clinically. We present four cases illustrating potential applications of the axillary nerve block in the perioperative setting and discuss possible directions for future research in this area. The axillary nerve blocks were all performed using a newly developed in-plane ultrasound-guided technique. In one patient undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery, we used the axillary nerve block as the only analgesic combined with propofol sedation and spontaneous breathing. Chronic shoulder pain was eliminated after the axillary nerve block in two patients. The pain score after arthroscopic shoulder surgery in these two patients remained low until termination of the nerve block. In a fourth patient, severe post-operative pain after osteosynthesis of a displaced proximal humerus fracture was almost eliminated after performing an axillary nerve block. These findings warrant larger clinical trials that investigate the pain-mediating role of the axillary nerve in the perioperative setting.

  20. Comparative analysis between direct Conventional Mandibular nerve block and Vazirani-Akinosi closed mouth Mandibular nerve block technique

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    Mishra, Sobhan; Tripathy, Ramanupam; Sabhlok, Samrat; Panda, Pankaj Kumar; Patnaik, Satyabrata

    2012-11-01

    Introduction: Over the years different techniques have been developed for achieving mandibular nerve anaesthesia. The main aim of our study was to carry out comparison and clinical efficacy of mandibular nerve anaesthesia by Direct Conventional technique with that of Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular nerve block technique.Materials and Methods: 50 adult patients requiring surgical extraction of premolars, mandibular first, second and third molars were selected randomly to receive Direct Conventional technique and Vazirani- Akinosi technique for nerve block alternatively.Results: No statistically significant differences were observed regarding complete lip anaesthesia at 5 minutes and 10 minutes, nerves anaesthetized with single injection, effectiveness of anaesthesia, supplementary injections and complications in both the techniques. However, onset of lip anaesthesia was found to be faster in Vazirani-Akinosi technique, patients experienced less pain during the Vazirani-Akinosi technique as compared to the Direct Conventional technique. Post injection complication complications were less in the VaziraniAkinosi Technique.Conclusions: Except for faster onset of lip anaesthesia, less pain during injection and fewer post injection complications in Vazirani-Akinosi technique all other parameters were of same efficacy as Direct Conventional technique. This has strong clinical applications as in cases with limited mouth opening, apprehensive patients Vazirani-Akinosi technique is the indicated technique of choice.

  1. Bony spurs projecting in the obturator foramen.

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    Singh, R

    2012-05-01

    The obturator foramen is large oval aperture in males or irregularly triangular aperture in females in the hipbone, situated anteroinferior to the acetabulum between the pubis and ischium. The dry bone under study is a male left sided hipbone. It contains the obturator groove through which the obturator nerve and vessels pass. During analysis of hipbones in the osteology laboratory of CSM Medical University Lucknow, UP, India, a hipbone was found in which bony spurs or exostoses were projecting from the margins into the obturator foramen. These bony projections in the obturator foramen constitute a new anatomical variant in the hipbone, as they have not been reported before. These bony spurs may impinge on the obturator nerve and vessels causing neurovascular complications and also trauma to the soft tissues during biomechanical movements. In addition, these bony spurs may cause spasms of the obturator internus and externus muscles, causing groin pain. These bony projections may also lead to misinterpretation of radiographs. Thus, knowledge of these bony spurs is of paramount importance to anatomists, surgeons, sport physicians, and radiologists. PMID:22648594

  2. CT-guided suprascapular nerve blocks: a pilot study

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    Schneider-Kolsky, M.E.; Pike, J.; Connell, D.A. [Department of Medical Imaging, Victoria House Private Hospital, 316 Malvern Road, Prahran 3181, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)

    2004-05-01

    The objective of this study was to describe the suprascapular nerve block using CT guidance and to evaluate the short- and medium-term efficacy in a range of shoulder pathologies. CT-guided infiltration around the suprascapular nerve was performed with bupivacaine and Celestone Chronodose on 40 consecutive patients presenting with chronic shoulder pathologies unresponsive to conventional treatment. Patients were interviewed using the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) before the procedure, 30 min after the procedure and at 3 days, 3 weeks and 6 weeks afterwards. Within 30 min of the block overall pain scores decreased from a mean ({+-}SEM) pain score of 7.0 ({+-}0.4) to 3.5 ({+-}0.5) (n=39, P<0.001). At 3 days after the procedure, the mean overall improvement of the pain and disability scores were 20.4% ({+-}4.9, P<0.001) and 16.8% ({+-}4.8, P=0.004) respectively. Sustained pain relief and reduced disability were achieved in 10 of 35 (29%) patients at 3 weeks and longer. Patients suffering from soft tissue pathologies were the most likely patients to benefit from the injection. No serious side effects were noted. In some patients with chronic soft tissue pathologies who do not respond to conventional treatment, a CT-guided suprascapular nerve block can provide safe short- and medium-term relief from pain and disability. (orig.)

  3. CT-guided suprascapular nerve blocks: a pilot study

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    The objective of this study was to describe the suprascapular nerve block using CT guidance and to evaluate the short- and medium-term efficacy in a range of shoulder pathologies. CT-guided infiltration around the suprascapular nerve was performed with bupivacaine and Celestone Chronodose on 40 consecutive patients presenting with chronic shoulder pathologies unresponsive to conventional treatment. Patients were interviewed using the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) before the procedure, 30 min after the procedure and at 3 days, 3 weeks and 6 weeks afterwards. Within 30 min of the block overall pain scores decreased from a mean (±SEM) pain score of 7.0 (±0.4) to 3.5 (±0.5) (n=39, P<0.001). At 3 days after the procedure, the mean overall improvement of the pain and disability scores were 20.4% (±4.9, P<0.001) and 16.8% (±4.8, P=0.004) respectively. Sustained pain relief and reduced disability were achieved in 10 of 35 (29%) patients at 3 weeks and longer. Patients suffering from soft tissue pathologies were the most likely patients to benefit from the injection. No serious side effects were noted. In some patients with chronic soft tissue pathologies who do not respond to conventional treatment, a CT-guided suprascapular nerve block can provide safe short- and medium-term relief from pain and disability. (orig.)

  4. Ultrasound-guided block of the suprascapular nerve - a volunteer study of a new proximal approach

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    Rothe, C; Steen-Hansen, C

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The standard approach for the suprascapular nerve block is deep in the supraspinous fossa. However, with this approach, the suprascapular nerve is difficult to visualize by ultrasound. The aim of this study was to describe a new method to visualize and selectively block the suprascapular nerve in a more superficial and proximal location. METHODS: Twelve healthy volunteers were included. We located the brachial plexus in transverse section with ultrasound, and by longitudinal slide, we identified the departure of the suprascapular nerve from the superior trunk. The suprascapular nerve was followed under ultrasound visualization into the subclavian triangle under the inferior belly of the omohyoid muscle. We performed in-plane ultrasound-guided selective suprascapular nerve block by injecting 1?ml of lidocaine, 20?mg/ml close to the nerve. Nerve identification was aided by nerve stimulation. We assessed sensory and motor block of the suprascapular, axillary, radial, median, and ulnar nerves before,15 and 30?min after performing the block. RESULTS: Eight volunteers demonstrated a selective suprascapular nerve block. Three had block failure and one volunteer did not receive the intervention. CONCLUSIONS: We describe a new ultrasound-guided low-volume local anaesthetic technique to selectively block the suprascapular nerve. The potential clinical role of this new approach remains to be determined.

  5. Computerized tomography-guided neurolytic splanchnic nerve block

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    Computerized tomography-guided neurolytic splanchnic nerve block is a technique for relieving abdominal cancer pain; the goal is the alcoholic neurolytic interruption of the sensitive structures in retroperitoneal space. Computerized tomography yields accurate anatomical detailing and the course for needle placement and alcohol spread. January, 1993, to July, 1996, twenty-one bilateral splanchnic nerve blocks were performed through the posterior access. Forty-eight hours after alcoholism. 14 patients (66%) had complete pain regression; 52% of the patients needed no analgesics for 6 to 54 days and only 9 patients (42%) needed another low opioid therapy. Complications included hypotension and diarrhea in all cases. One had a cardiac arrest and diet 8 days after the procedure. There were no other complications. The whole procedure usually lasted 60 min (range: 45 to 90 min). Splanchnic nerve neurolysis is a useful treatment in the patients with severe chronic abdominal pain. It is used as a second line treatment when large lesions change celia anatomy and complicate the percutaneous block of the celiac plexus. Endosulfan, Malathion and Methyl parathion, on the metabolic rate of the estuarine clam, Villorita cyprinoides var. cochinensis, have been investigated. The animals exposed to the lower sublethal concentrations of Endosulfan, Malthion and Methyl parathion consumed oxygen at the rate of 1.60, 1.98 and 2.09 ml. 02 g-1 h-1 respectively, while at the higher concentrations of the pesticides, consumption of oxygen by the animal dropped to nearly half the control value. When compared to Malathion and Methyl parathion. Endosulfan induced animals recorded a greater reduction in her percentage deviation (from control) of oxygen consumption, possibly due to hypoxia induced by the pollutants

  6. Development of a Mobile Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Block and Catheter Service

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    Jeng, Christina L.; Torrillo, Toni M.; Anderson, Michael R.; Morrison, R. Sean; Todd, Knox H.; Rosenblatt, Meg A.

    2015-01-01

    Ultrasound guidance is associated with improved efficiency and success of peripheral nerve blockade and a decreased incidence of vascular puncture, making these interventions safer. Patients with peripheral nerve blocks report decreased pain and increased satisfaction scores. We present the development of a mobile ultrasound-guided block service that allows for the safe and efficient placement of nerve blocks and perineural catheters at the nontraditional location of the patient’s bedside and in the emergency department. PMID:21795490

  7. Anesthetic technique for inferior alveolar nerve block: a new approach

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    Dafna Geller, Palti; Cristiane Machado de, Almeida; Antonio de Castro, Rodrigues; Jesus Carlos, Andreo; José Eduardo Oliveira, Lima.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Effective pain control in Dentistry may be achieved by local anesthetic techniques. The success of the anesthetic technique in mandibular structures depends on the proximity of the needle tip to the mandibular foramen at the moment of anesthetic injection into the pterygomandibular regio [...] n. Two techniques are available to reach the inferior alveolar nerve where it enters the mandibular canal, namely indirect and direct; these techniques differ in the number of movements required. Data demonstrate that the indirect technique is considered ineffective in 15% of cases and the direct technique in 13-29% of cases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe an alternative technique for inferior alveolar nerve block using several anatomical points for reference, simplifying the procedure and enabling greater success and a more rapid learning curve. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 193 mandibles (146 with permanent dentition and 47 with primary dentition) from dry skulls were used to establish a relationship between the teeth and the mandibular foramen. By using two wires, the first passing through the mesiobuccal groove and middle point of the mesial slope of the distolingual cusp of the primary second molar or permanent first molar (right side), and the second following the oclusal plane (left side), a line can be achieved whose projection coincides with the left mandibular foramen. RESULTS: The obtained data showed correlation in 82.88% of cases using the permanent first molar, and in 93.62% of cases using the primary second molar. CONCLUSION: This method is potentially effective for inferior alveolar nerve block, especially in Pediatric Dentistry.

  8. Adductor canal block versus femoral nerve block for analgesia after total knee arthroplasty : a randomized, double-blind study

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    Jaeger, Pia; Zaric, Dusanka

    2013-01-01

    Femoral nerve block (FNB), a commonly used postoperative pain treatment after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), reduces quadriceps muscle strength essential for mobilization. In contrast, adductor canal block (ACB) is predominately a sensory nerve block. We hypothesized that ACB preserves quadriceps muscle strength as compared with FNB (primary end point) in patients after TKA. Secondary end points were effects on morphine consumption, pain, adductor muscle strength, morphine-related complications, and mobilization ability.

  9. The technique comparison of brachial plexus blocks by ultrasound guided with blocks by nerve stimulator guided

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    Liu, Guo-Ying; Chen, Zhen-Qiang; Jia, Hai-Yan; Dai, Zhi-Gang; Zhang, Xue-Jun

    2015-01-01

    Objective: Brachial plexus perineural blocks provide specific analgesia for upper limb surgery. We present our experience with ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus perineural blocks for distal upper limb surgery. Although single-injection ultrasound-guided supraclavicular blocks have been reported, little is known about the advantages using this approach compared with nerve stimulator guided. Methods: There were 60 patients who underwent upper limb surgery for orthopedic trauma and received a supraclavicular brachial plexus anesthesia. 30 patients (U-group) were injected by an ultrasound-guided technique with the needle tip remaining under direct vision. 30 patients (NS-group) were inserted by nerve stimulator guided. Recorded the onset time, puncture times, pains cases with tourniquet in each group. Compared the difference between two groups. Results: In U-group, all cases had successful perineural injection. Most of them, effect of anesthesia was fast onset and needed insert only once. No pains were reported under using tourniquet. There were no vessel punctures or other direct procedure-related complications. In NS-group, most injections were successful, but slow onset and needed multiply insert needle. 5 patients said pains under using tourniquet when surgery started and had to add opioid by vein. One patients’ lung were puncture and result in pneumothorax. One patient’s was intravascular injection. Conclusions: Supraclavicular brachial plexus perineural insertion using ultrasound guidance is feasible and almost have no complications, deserves further study with a randomized controlled trial comparing this relatively new technique with only using nerve stimulator. PMID:26629206

  10. Variant obturator vessels

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    Nayak SB

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The obturator artery is a branch of anterior division of the internal iliac artery. However, in about 20% of cases it is replaced by the pubic branch of inferior epigastric artery, which is then known as abnormal obturator artery. The knowledge of abnormal obturator artery is of importance to the surgeons reducing the femoral hernia as it runs across the lacunar ligament. We saw an anomalous obturator artery arising from the external iliac artery. The obturator vein is usually a tributary of internal iliac vein. In the current case, the vein terminated in the external iliac vein. The knowledge of this variation is important anatomically, radiologically and surgically.

  11. Effects of the potassium channel blocking dendrotoxins on acetylcholine release and motor nerve terminal activity.

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    Anderson, A.J.; Harvey, A L

    1988-01-01

    1. The effects of the K+ channel blocking toxins, the dendrotoxins, on neuromuscular transmission and motor nerve terminal activity were assessed on frog cutaneous pectoris, mouse diaphragm and mouse triangularis sterni nerve-muscle preparations. Endplate potentials (e.p.ps) and miniature e.p.ps were recorded with intracellular microelectrodes, and nerve terminal spikes were recorded with extracellular electrodes placed in the perineural sheaths of motor nerves. 2. Dendrotoxin from green mamb...

  12. Clinical observation on thoracic paravertebral nerve block with ozone treatment in patients with postherpetic neuralgia

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    GUO Xiang-fei

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective To analyze the clinical efficacy of thoracic paravertebral nerve block with ozone in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. Methods Eighty-five patients suffered postherpetic neuralgia were divided into 4 groups: Group A (oral drugs + intramuscular injection of vitamin B12 + local nerve block of lesion area, Group B (oral drugs + intramuscular injection of compound trivitamin B + local nerve block of lesion area, Group C (oral drugs + intramuscular injection of compound trivitamin B + thoracic paravertebral nerve block + local nerve block of lesion area, Group D (oral drugs + intramuscular injection of compound trivitamin B + thoracic paravertebral nerve block with ozone + local nerve block of lesion area. Treatment outcomes were evaluated by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS, Quality of Sleep (QS, Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS and C-reactive protein (CRP before treatment and 4 weeks after treatment. Results After treatment, VAS, QS and SDS scores of 4 groups were lower than that before treatment, and the differences were statistically significant (P 0.05, for all, while a significant change in CRP was observed in patients of group D between before and after treatment (P < 0.05. The improvement of VAS, QS and SDS scores of group D was significantly better than other 3 groups (P < 0.05, for all. Conclusion Thoracic paravertebral nerve block combined with ozone is a quick and effective method for postherpetic neuralgia patients.

  13. Electrical nerve stimulation as an aid to the placement of a brachial plexus block : clinical communication

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    K.E. Joubert

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Most local anaesthetic blocks are placed blindly, based on a sound knowledge of anatomy. Very often the relationship between the site of deposition of local anaesthetic and the nerve to be blocked is unknown. Large motor neurons may be stimulated with the aid of an electrical current. By observing for muscle twitches, through electrical stimulation of the nerve, a needle can be positioned extremely close to the nerve. The accuracy of local anaesthetic blocks can be improved by this technique. By using the lowest possible current a needle could be positioned within 2-5mm of a nerve. The correct duration of stimulation ensures that stimulation of sensory nerves does not occur. The use of electrical nerve stimulation in veterinary medicine is a novel technique that requires further evaluation.

  14. Ultrasound and nerve stimulator guided continuous femoral nerve block analgesia after total knee arthroplasty: a multicenter randomized controlled study

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    Fen Wang

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Postoperative analgesia is crucial for early functional excise after total knee arthroplasty. To investigate the clinical efficacy of ultrasound and nerve stimulator guided continuous femoral nerve block analgesia after total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: 46 patients with ASA grade I-III who underwent total knee arthroplasty received postoperative analgesia from October 2012 to January 2013. In 22 patients, ultrasound and nerve stimulator guided continuous femoral nerve block were performed for analgesia (CFNB group; in 24 patients, epidural analgesia was done (PCEA group. The analgesic effects, side effects, articular recovery and complications were compared between two groups. RESULTS: At 6 h and 12 h after surgery, the knee pain score (VAS score during functional tests after active exercise and after passive excise in CFNB were significantly reduced when compared with PCEA group. The amount of parecoxib used in CFNB patients was significantly reduced when compared with PCEA group. At 48 h after surgery, the muscle strength grade in CFNB group was significantly higher, and the time to ambulatory activity was shorter than those in PCEA group. The incidence of nausea and vomiting in CFNB patients was significantly reduced when compared with PCEA group. CONCLUSION: Ultrasound and nerve stimulator guided continuous femoral nerve block provide better analgesia at 6 h and 12 h, demonstrated by RVAS and PVAS. The amount of parecoxib also reduces, the incidence of nausea and vomiting decreased, the influence on muscle strength is compromised and patients can perform ambulatory activity under this condition.

  15. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Phenol Blocks to Peripheral Nerves in Reducing Spasticity in Patients with Paraplegia and Brain Injury

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    Kumar ER

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Primary objective: To evaluate effectiveness of phenol blocks of peripheral nerves in reducing spasticitybrain injured and spinal cord injured patients.Secondary objectives: To measure the change in the range of motion after phenol blocks to peripheralnerves, to identify the electrophysiological changes and to study the cost effectiveness and side effects ofphenol blocks.Study design: Descriptive studySetting: Tertiary referral centre, India.Methods: This study was conducted from March 2000 to January 2002 among 20 patients with spasticity.Spasticity was measured by modified Ashworth scale and range of motion was measured with a standardgoniometer on 1st, 7th, 14th and 21st days of the study. Nerve conduction studies, gait analysis, and functionalindependence measure was measured on 1st and 21st day of the study. Nerve blocks were done on 7th and14th day of the study with 0.5% bupivacaine and 6% phenol in water respectively.Results: 20 patients were included in the study, out of which 85% had spinal cord injury and 15% patientshad brain injury sequelae. Spasticity measured by modified Ashworth scale, showed a statistically significantreduction with neurolysis. Following obturator neurolysis abduction of hip joint improved significantly andwith posterior tibial neurolysis there was significant improvement in dorsiflexion and plantar flexion rangeof the ankle joint. Functional improvement measured with the FIM score also showed statistically significantimprovement after neurolysis. H reflex amplitude was significantly reduced following neurolysis. Therewas a statistically significant reduction in the consumption of systemic medications for spasticity followingthe injection.Conclusion: Range of motion in neighboring joints improved significantly after blockade of spasticity usingPhenol neurolysis. There was statistically significant reduction in the amplitude of the H reflex. Therewere no major adverse effects following neurolysis with phenol and it was found to be significantly costeffective when compared to systemic antispastic medications.

  16. Suprascapular nerve block in chronic shoulder pain: are the radiologists better?

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    Shanahan, E; Smith, M.; Wetherall, M; Lott, C; Slavotinek, J; Fitzgerald, O.; Ahern, M.

    2004-01-01

    Background: Suprascapular nerve block is a safe and effective treatment for chronic shoulder pain in arthritis, which can be performed either by direct imaging (CT guided) or in the clinic using anatomical landmarks to determine needle placement.

  17. Suprascapular nerve block (using bupivacaine and methylprednisolone acetate) in chronic shoulder pain

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    Shanahan, E; Ahern, M.; Smith, M.; Wetherall, M; Bresnihan, B.; Fitzgerald, O.

    2003-01-01

    Background: Shoulder pain from inflammatory arthritis and/or degenerative disease is a common cause of morbidity in the community. It is difficult to treat and there are limited data on the efficacy of most interventions. Suprascapular nerve block has shown promise in limited trials in reducing shoulder pain. There have been no large randomised placebo controlled trials examining the efficacy of suprascapular nerve block for shoulder pain in arthritis and/or degenerative disease using pain an...

  18. Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block versus Lidocaine Spray to Improve Tolerance in Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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    Ortega Ramírez, Moisés; Linares Segovia, Benigno; García Cuevas, Marco Antonio; Sánchez Romero, Jorge Luis; Botello Buenrostro, Illich; Amador Licona, Norma; Guízar Mendoza, Juan Manuel; Guerrero Romero, Jesús Francisco; Vázquez Zárate, Víctor Manuel

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    Aim of the Study. To compare the effect of glossopharyngeal nerve block with topical anesthesia on the tolerance of patients to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Methods. We performed a clinical trial in one hundred patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of the following two groups: (1) treatment with bilateral glossopharyngeal nerve block (GFNB) and intravenous midazolam or (2) treatment with topical anesthetic (TASS) and intravenous mida...

  19. The spread of injectate during saphenous nerve block at the adductor canal

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    Andersen, H L; Andersen, S L; Tranum-Jensen, J

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The spread of injectate during a saphenous nerve block at the adductor canal has not been clearly described. METHODS: We examined the spread of 15?ml dyed injectate during ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve blocks at the adductor canal in 15 unembalmed cadavers' lower limbs followed by comparative dissections of the same limbs. RESULTS: The spread of the injectates was determined by the fascial limits and the muscles surrounding the adductor canal. The anteromedial limit of the adduct...

  20. Effects of intraneural and perineural injection and concentration of Ropivacaine on nerve injury during peripheral nerve block in Wistar rats

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    Ilvana Hasanbegovic

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Injury during peripheral nerve blocks is relatively uncommon, but potentially devastating complication. Recent studies emphasized that location of needle insertion in relationship to the fascicles may be the predominant factor that determines the risk for neurologic complications. However, it is wellestablished that concentration of local anesthetic is also associated with the risk for injury. In this study, we examined the effect of location of injection and concentration of Ropivacaine on risk for neurologic complications. Our hypothesis is that location of the injection is more prognostic for occurrence of nerve injury than the concentration of Ropivacaine.Methods: In experimental design of the study fi fty Wistar rats were used and sciatic nerves were randomized to receive: Ropivacaine or 0.9% NaCl, either intraneurally or perineurally. Pressure data during application was acquired by using a manometer and was analyzed using software package BioBench. Neurologic examination was performed thought the following seven days, there after the rats were sacrificed while sciatic nerves were extracted for histological examination.Results: Independently of tested solution intraneural injections in most of cases resulted with high injection pressure, followed by obvious neurologic defi cit and microscopic destruction of peripheral nerves. Also, low injection pressure, applied either in perineural or intraneural extrafascicular area, resulted with transitory neurologic defi cit and without destruction of the nerve normal histological structure.Conclusions: The main mechanism which leads to neurologic injury combined with peripheral nerve blockade is intrafascicular injection. Higher concentrations of Ropivacaine during intrafascicular applications magnify nerve injury.

  1. Unintentional side error for continuous sciatic nerve block at the popliteal fossa.

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    Al-Nasser, B

    2011-01-01

    Among all fields of healthcare about 45% of medical errors occur in the operating theatre. Wrong site procedures remain one of the most preventable medical errors. Unintentional wrong-sided peripheral nerve block is relatively a rare event in anesthesia care. However, the incidence is unknown but each time wrong-sided block occurs it represents a mistake and a potential for harm. The surgical safety checklist was established in 2008 by the world Health organization (WHO) as a part of the "Safe surgery save Lives" initiative. We report in this article a case of wrong sided continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block and discuss the role of the WHO's checklist in preventing wrong side peripheral nerve block and surgery. PMID:22379761

  2. Effectiveness of nasopalatine nerve block for anesthesia of maxillary central incisors after failure of the anterior superior alveolar nerve block technique

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    Tufi Neder, Meyer; Leonardo Lima, Lemos; Carolina Neder Matuck do, Nascimento; William Ricardo Ribeiro de, Lellis.

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a eficácia do bloqueio do nervo nasopalatino após falha na anestesia dos incisivos centrais superiores pelo bloqueio no nervo alveolar superior anterior (NASA). Secundariamente, investigou-se a possível inervação do incisivo central superior por ramos do nervo nas [...] opalatino (NNP). Foram avaliados 27 voluntários saudáveis, adultos jovens (idade: 17-26 anos; sexo: 9 homens e 18 mulheres). Todos eram estudantes de Odontologia da Faculdade do Vale do Rio Verde de Três Corações. Os voluntários tiveram os nervos alveolares anteriores superiores anestesiados e em seguida foram submetidos a um teste de sensibilidade térmica nos incisivos centrais superiores. Aqueles pacientes que ainda apresentavam sensibilidade após o bloqueio do NASA receberam bloqueio do NNP e então o teste térmico foi repetido. Todos os pacientes foram anestesiados por um único operador. Três pacientes ainda apresentaram sensibilidade após ambos os bloqueios bilaterais (NASA e NNP) e foram excluídos das análises de percentagem. Dos 24 pacientes restantes, 16 tiveram seus incisivos centrais superiores anestesiados pelo bloqueio do NASA e 8 permaneceram com sensibilidade após este procedimento. Estes 8 pacientes submeteram-se ao bloqueio do NNP, o que resultou em sucesso na anestesia dos incisivos centrais superiores. Neste estudo, 33,3% dos pacientes tinham a inervação de um ou de ambos os incisivos centrais superiores derivada do nervo nasopalatino, enquanto a maioria dos pacientes (66,7%) tinha tais dentes inervados pelo nervo alveolar superior anterior. O bloqueio do NNP foi eficaz para anestesiar os incisivos centrais superiores, nos casos em que falhou o bloqueio do NASA. Abstract in english The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of nasopalatine nerve block for anesthesia of maxillary central incisors after failure of the anterior superior alveolar nerve (ASAN) block technique. Secondarily, the possible innervation of the maxillary central incisors by the nasopalatine [...] nerve was also investigated. Twenty-seven healthy, young adult volunteers (age: 17-26 years; gender: 9 males and 18 females) were enrolled in this study. All participants were undergraduate dental students of the University of Vale do Rio Verde de Três Corações. The volunteers had the anterior superior alveolar nerves anesthetized and a thermal sensitivity test (cold) was performed on the maxillary central incisors. The volunteers that responded positively to cold stimulus received a nasopalatine nerve block and the thermal sensitivity test was repeated. All participants were anesthetized by a single operator. Three patients presented sensitivity after both types of bilateral blocks and were excluded from the percentage calculations. In the remaining 24 patients, 16 had their maxillary central incisors anesthetized by the anterior superior alveolar block and 8 remained with sensitivity after the ASAN block. All these 8 patients had their maxillary central incisors successfully anesthetized by the nasopalatine block. In this study, 33.3% of the subjects had the innervation of one or both maxillary central incisors derived from the nasopalatine nerve, whilst most subjects (66.7%) had such teeth innervated by the anterior superior alveolar nerve. The nasopalatine nerve block was effective in anesthetizing the maxillary central incisors when the anterior superior alveolar nerve block failed.

  3. Ultrasound guided selective cervical nerve root block and superficial cervical plexus block for surgeries on the clavicle

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    Shanthanna, Harsha

    2014-01-01

    We report the anaesthetic management of two cases involving surgeries on the clavicle, performed under superficial cervical plexus block and selective C5 nerve root block under ultrasound (US) guidance, along with general anaesthesia. Regional analgesia for clavicular surgeries is challenging. Our patients also had significant comorbidities necessitating individualised approach. The first patient had a history of emphysema, obesity, and was allergic to morphine and hydromorphone. The second p...

  4. Effect of preemptive nerve block on inflammation and hyperalgesia after human thermal injury

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    Pedersen, J L; Crawford, M E; Dahl, J B; Brennum, J; Kehlet, H

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    BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain relief may be improved by reducing sensitization of nociceptive pathways caused by surgical trauma. Such a reduction may depend on the timing and efficacy of analgesia and the duration of the nociceptive block versus the duration of the nociceptive input. We examined whether a prolonged nerve block administered before a superficial burn injury could reduce local inflammation and late hyperalgesia after recovery from the block. METHODS: The effects of a preemptive s...

  5. Anatomical considerations of the neonatal ilio-inguinal/ iliohypogastric nerve block

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    Van Schoor, A.; Bosman, M.C.; Bosenberg, A. T.

    2009-01-01

    The ilioinguinal/ iliohypogastric nerve block is an effective technique that provides analgesia for a variety of inguinal surgical procedures in children. However, a relatively high failure rate of between 20-30% has been reported. The aim of this study was to determine the exact anatomical position of the ilio-inguinal and iliohypogastric nerves in relation to an easily identifiable bony landmark, the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), in neonates. Dissections were performed on a sample o...

  6. Vagal Nerve Stimulation Blocks Peritoneal Macrophage Inflammatory Responsiveness after Severe Burn Injury

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    Lopez, Nicole E; Krzyzaniak, Michael; Costantini, Todd W.; De Maio, Antonio; Baird, Andrew; Eliceiri, Brian P; Coimbra, Raul

    2012-01-01

    Large surface area burn injuries lead to activation of the innate immune system, which can be blocked by parasympathetic inputs mediated by the vagus nerve. We hypothesized that vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) would alter the inflammatory response of peritoneal macrophages after severe burn injury. Male BALB/c mice underwent right cervical VNS prior to 30% total body surface area steam burn and were compared to animals subjected to burn alone. Peritoneal macrophages were harvested at several ti...

  7. Stellate ganglion block can relieve symptoms and pain and prevent facial nerve damage

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    Gogia, Anoop Raj; Chandra, Kumar Naren

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    Ramsay hunt syndrome[1] is a varicella zoster virus infection of the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve. It is typically associated with a red rash and blister (inflamed vesicles or tiny water filled sacks in the skin) in or around the ear and eardrum and sometimes on the roof of the mouth or tongue. Corticosteroid, oral acyclovir, and anticonvulsant are used for treatment of this. In addition to this sympathetic neural blockade via stellate ganglion block is used to prevent facial nerve...

  8. Reversible Conduction Block in Frog Sciatic Nerve for Three Different Concentrations of Bupivacaine

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    BÜYÜKAKILLI, Belgin; ÇÖMELEKO?LU, Ülkü; Ö?ENLER, Oya

    2003-01-01

    We examined the effects of various concentrations of the bupivacaine commonly used for spinal anaesthesia on the reversibility of conduction block in isolated frog sciatic nerves measured by the extracellular recording technique. Seventy-two isolated nerves were divided into 3 groups (n = 24), each of which was bathed in a different bupivacaine solution in a range of concentrations (10, 20 or 30 mM for 20 min). In each group, the extracellular action potentials were recorded before exposure t...

  9. Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks - is documentation and education feasible using only text and pictures?

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    Worm, Bjarne SkjØdt; Krag, Mette

    2014-01-01

    With the advancement of ultrasound-guidance for peripheral nerve blocks, still pictures from representative ultrasonograms are increasingly used for clinical procedure documentation of the procedure and for educational purposes in textbook materials. However, little is actually known about the clinical and educational usefulness of these still pictures, in particular how well nerve structures can be identified compared to real-time ultrasound examination. We aimed to quantify gross visibility or ultrastructure using still picture sonograms compared to real time ultrasound for trainees and experts, for large or small nerves, and discuss the clinical or educational relevance of these findings.

  10. Reversible conduction block in isolated frog sciatic nerve by high concentration of bupivacaine.

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    Buyukakilli, Belgin; Comelekoglu, Ulku; Tataroglu, Cengiz; Kanik, Arzu

    2003-03-01

    We evaluated the effects of a high concentration of bupivacaine commonly used for spinal anaesthesia on the reversibility of conduction block and compound nerve action potential (CNAP) parameters in isolated frog sciatic nerve measured by extracellular recording technique. Isolated frog sciatic nerves were bathed in 1.3% bupivacaine solution for 20 min. In each nerve, action potentials were recorded before exposure to bupivacaine solution, which served as the control data. The extracellular action potentials were recorded after 20 min in the drug by using a BIOPAC MP 100 Acquisition System Version 3.5.7 (Santa Barbara, USA). The nerves were washed for 3h continuously with Ringer's solution and action potentials were recorded. The nerve was then soaked overnight in Ringer's solution at room temperature and tested for impulse recovery. There were significant differences among the experiments regarding CNAP peak-to-peak amplitude, area and duration but conduction velocities among the experiments did not show any statistical difference. In the presence of bupivacaine the extracellular action potential amplitude decreased by 46.99+/-29.31% relative to the control amplitude (P<0.05), recovered to 47.10+/-26.90% after 3h of wash, and reached 123.20+/-39.70% after the overnight soak process. This study showed that exposing nerve to high concentration of bupivacaine causes reversible impulse blockade and that bupivacaine does not cause neurotoxic effect on isolated frog sciatic nerve. PMID:12591019

  11. Ultrasound guided selective cervical nerve root block and superficial cervical plexus block for surgeries on the clavicle

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    Harsha Shanthanna

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the anaesthetic management of two cases involving surgeries on the clavicle, performed under superficial cervical plexus block and selective C5 nerve root block under ultrasound (US guidance, along with general anaesthesia. Regional analgesia for clavicular surgeries is challenging. Our patients also had significant comorbidities necessitating individualised approach. The first patient had a history of emphysema, obesity, and was allergic to morphine and hydromorphone. The second patient had clavicular arthritis and pain due to previous surgeries. He had a history of smoking, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, along with daily marijuana and prescription opioid use. Both patients had an effective regional block and required minimal supplementation of analgesia, both being discharged on the same day. Interscalene block with its associated risks and complications may not be suitable for every patient. This report highlights the importance of selective regional blockade and also the use of US guidance for an effective and safe block.

  12. Stellate ganglion block can relieve symptoms and pain and prevent facial nerve damage

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    Gogia, Anoop Raj; Chandra, Kumar Naren

    2015-01-01

    Ramsay hunt syndrome[1] is a varicella zoster virus infection of the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve. It is typically associated with a red rash and blister (inflamed vesicles or tiny water filled sacks in the skin) in or around the ear and eardrum and sometimes on the roof of the mouth or tongue. Corticosteroid, oral acyclovir, and anticonvulsant are used for treatment of this. In addition to this sympathetic neural blockade via stellate ganglion block is used to prevent facial nerve damage and relieve symptoms. We present a case of Ramsay hunt syndrome in which pain and symptoms are not relieved by oral medication but by daily sittings of stellate ganglion block with local anesthetic and steroid, pain, and other symptoms are relieved, and facial nerve damage is prevented. PMID:25829913

  13. Comparison of peripheral nerve stimulator versus ultrasonography guided axillary block using multiple injection technique

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    Alok Kumar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The established methods of nerve location were based on either proper motor response on nerve stimulation (NS or ultrasound guidance. In this prospective, randomised, observer-blinded study, we compared ultrasound guidance with NS for axillary brachial plexus block using 0.5% bupivacaine with the multiple injection techniques. Methods : A total of 120 patients receiving axillary brachial plexus block with 0.5% bupivacaine, using a multiple injection technique, were randomly allocated to receive either NS (group NS, n = 60, or ultrasound guidance (group US, n = 60 for nerve location. A blinded observer recorded the onset of sensory and motor blocks, skin punctures, needle redirections, procedure-related pain and patient satisfaction. Results: The median (range number of skin punctures were 2 (2-4 in group US and 3 (2-5 in group NS (P =0.27. Insufficient block was observed in three patient (5% of group US and four patients (6.67% of group NS (P > =0.35. Patient acceptance was similarly good in the two groups. Conclusion: Multiple injection axillary blocks with ultrasound guidance provided similar success rates and comparable incidence of complications as compared with NS guidance with 20 ml 0.5% bupivacaine.

  14. US-Guided Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Blocks for Analgesia During Endovenous Laser Ablation

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    Yilmaz, Saim, E-mail: ysaim@akdeniz.edu.tr; Ceken, Kagan; Alimoglu, Emel; Sindel, Timur [Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Turkey)

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    Endovenous laser ablation may be associated with significant pain when performed under standard local tumescent anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of femoral and sciatic nerve blocks for analgesia during endovenous ablation in patients with lower extremity venous insufficiency. During a 28-month period, ultrasound-guided femoral or sciatic nerve blocks were performed to provide analgesia during endovenous laser ablation in 506 legs and 307 patients. The femoral block (n = 402) was performed at the level of the inguinal ligament, and the sciatic block at the posterior midthigh (n = 124), by injecting a diluted lidocaine solution under ultrasound guidance. After the blocks, endovenous laser ablations and other treatments (phlebectomy or foam sclerotherapy) were performed in the standard fashion. After the procedures, a visual analogue pain scale (1-10) was used for pain assessment. After the blocks, pain scores were 0 or 1 (no pain) in 240 legs, 2 or 3 (uncomfortable) in 225 legs, and 4 or 5 (annoying) in 41 legs. Patients never experienced any pain higher than score 5. The statistical analysis revealed no significant difference between the pain scores of the right leg versus the left leg (p = 0.321) and between the pain scores after the femoral versus sciatic block (p = 0.7). Ultrasound-guided femoral and sciatic nerve blocks may provide considerable reduction of pain during endovenous laser and other treatments, such as ambulatory phlebectomy and foam sclerotherapy. They may make these procedures more comfortable for the patient and easier for the operator.

  15. 3-Tesla High-Field Magnetic Resonance Neurography for Guiding Nerve Blocks and Its Role in Pain Management.

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    Fritz, Jan; Dellon, Arnold Lee; Williams, Eric H; Belzberg, Allan J; Carrino, John A

    2015-11-01

    Interventional magnetic resonance (MR) neurography is a minimally invasive technique that affords targeting of small nerves in challenging areas of the human body for highly accurate nerve blocks and perineural injections. This cross-sectional technique uniquely combines high tissue contrast and high-spatial-resolution anatomic detail, which enables the precise identification and selective targeting of peripheral nerves, accurate needle guidance and navigation of the needle tip within the immediate vicinity of a nerve, as well as direct visualization of the injected drug for the assessment of appropriate drug distribution and documentation of the absence of spread to confounding nearby nerves. PMID:26499273

  16. Infraorbital nerve block within the Pterygopalatine fossa of the horse: anatomical landmarks defined by computed tomography

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    In order to provide anaesthesia of the equine maxillary cheek teeth, a local nerve block of the infraorbital nerve in the pterygopalatine fossa had been proposed, which is referred to as the 'Palatine Bone Insertion' (PBI). As several complications with this method were reported, our study was designed to recommend a modified injection technique which avoids the risk of puncturing of relevant anatomical structures. Five cadaver heads and two living horses were examined by contrast medium injections and subsequent computed tomography (CT). Spinal needles were inserted using two different insertion techniques: The above mentioned (PBI), and a modification called 'Extraperiorbital Fat Body Insertion' (EFBI). Both techniques (PBI and EFBI) provide a consistent distribution of contrast medium around the infraorbital nerve. However, only the EFBI technique is appropriate to minimize the risk of complications. This study is an example for the permanent challenge of anatomists to supply a basis for clinical and surgical procedures

  17. Lumbar Plexus and Sciatic Nerve Blocks for Fixation of Proximal Femoral Fractures in patients with Multiple Co-Morbidities

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    T.V.S Gopal

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Anaesthesia management for proximal femoral fractures of high risk patients with debilitating systemic co-morbidities is a challenging task. It is generally done under the effect of regional anaesthesia or general anaesthesia (GA, with systemic analgesics for alleviation of pain after surgery. A combination of lumbar plexus and sciatic nerve blocks can provide anaesthesia and analgesia to the entire lower extremity including the hip. Analgesic potency of lumbar plexus and sciatic nerve blocks is similar to epidural analgesia for hip surgery without the undesirable side effects. We describe here two cases of proximal femoral fractures which were done under combined lumbar plexus and sciatic nerve block.

  18. The spread of injectate during saphenous nerve block at the adductor canal : a cadaver study

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    Andersen, H L; Andersen, S L

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The spread of injectate during a saphenous nerve block at the adductor canal has not been clearly described. METHODS: We examined the spread of 15?ml dyed injectate during ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve blocks at the adductor canal in 15 unembalmed cadavers' lower limbs followed by comparative dissections of the same limbs. RESULTS: The spread of the injectates was determined by the fascial limits and the muscles surrounding the adductor canal. The anteromedial limit of the adductor canal (the roof) was found to be a continuous fascia, with a thin proximal part and a thicker distal part (the vastoadductor membrane) covering the canal from the apex of the femoral triangle to the adductor hiatus. The fascial limits of the adductor canal formed a conduit around the femoral neurovascular bundle. The dyed aqueous injectate spread throughout the entire adductor canal to the femoral triangle and reached 1-2?cm into the popliteal fossa. Injections superficial to the adductor canal spread over the femoral artery within the subsartorial fat compartment resembling the injections within the canal but with ultrasonographic distinct features. These injections spread only half the length of the adductor canal. The only nerve observed within the adductor canal was the saphenous nerve. CONCLUSIONS: Injection of 15?ml dye was sufficient to spread throughout the adductor canal and beyond both proximally and distally. Distinct ultrasonographic features could be identified separating a subsartorial injection from an injection within the adductor canal with consequent differences in the spread.

  19. NERVE BLOCKING (PAIN CONTROL) AFTER THORACOTOMY WITH BUPIVACAINE:EPIDURAL VS INTERCOSTAL

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    A GHAFOURI; M SAGHAEI

    2001-01-01

    Introduction. Use of analgesics is an evitable and necessary part of thoracic surgery. This study was designed to compare analgesic effects of persistent thoracic epidural anesthesia versus persistent intercostal nerve block and determine their role in opioid need after thoracotomy. Methods. 116 patients above 20 years old who were candidate for thoracotomy through either posterolateral or thoracoabdominal incision were situatedin one of three group for pain relief. For the first group, ...

  20. Management of exaggerated gagging in prosthodontic patients using glossopharyngeal nerve block

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    Murthy, Varsha; V, Yuvraj; Nair, Preeti P.; Thomas, Shaji; Krishna, Akash; Cyriac, Sumeeth

    2011-01-01

    When gag reflex becomes abnormally active, it poses difficulty for the prosthodontists, as it hinders the process of fixed partial denture construction beginning with tooth preparation till impression making. In this case-report, the authors used a nerve block technique which is popular among anaesthetist and otolaryngologist, but is being applied in the field of prosthodontics for the first time, to tide over the difficulty.

  1. Local infiltration analgesia is comparable to femoral nerve block after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon graft

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    Kristensen, Pia Kjær; Storm, Jens Ole; Pfeiffer-Jensen, Mogens; Thillemann, Theis Muncholm

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE: Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a painful procedure requiring intensive postoperative pain management. Femoral nerve block is widely used in ACL surgery. However, femoral nerve block does not cover the donor site of the hamstring tendons. Local infiltration analgesia is a simple technique that has proven effective in postoperative pain management after total knee arthroplasty. Further, local infiltration analgesia covers the donor site and is associated w...

  2. Nerve Stimulator Guided Axillary Block in Painless Reduction of Distal Radius Fractures; a Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Hossein Alimohammadi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Given the high prevalence of upper extremity fractures and increasing need to perform painless reduction in the emergency departments, the use of analgesic methods with fewer complications and more satisfaction appears to be essential. The aim of this study is comparison the nerve stimulator guided axillary block (NSAB with intravenous sedation in induction of analgesia for painless reduction of distal radius fractures. Methods: In the present randomized clinical trial, 60 patients (18-70 years of age suffered from distal radius fractures, were divided into two equal groups. One group received axillary nerve block by nerve stimulator guidance and the other procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA using midazolam/fentanyl. Onset of analgesia, duration of analgesic effect, total procedure time and pain scores were recorded using visual analogue scale (VAS and the outcomes were compared. Chi-squared and student t test were performed to evaluate differences between two groups. Results: Sixty patients were randomly divided into two groups (83.3% male. The mean age of patients was 31 ±0.7 years. While the onset of analgesia was significantly longer in the NSAB group, the mean total time of procedure was shorter than PSA (p<0.001. The NSAB group needed a shorter post-operative observation time (P<0.001. Both groups experienced equal pain relief before, during and after procedure (p>0.05. Conclusion: It seems that shorter post-operative monitoring time and consequently lesser total time of procedure, make nerve stimulator guided axillary block as an appropriate alternative for procedural sedation and analgesia in painless reduction of distal radius fractures in emergency department. 

  3. Percutaneous sciatic nerve block with tramadol induces analgesia and motor blockade in two animal pain models

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    A.M. Sousa

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Local anesthetic efficacy of tramadol has been reported following intradermal application. Our aim was to investigate the effect of perineural tramadol as the sole analgesic in two pain models. Male Wistar rats (280-380 g; N = 5/group were used in these experiments. A neurostimulation-guided sciatic nerve block was performed and 2% lidocaine or tramadol (1.25 and 5 mg was perineurally injected in two different animal pain models. In the flinching behavior test, the number of flinches was evaluated and in the plantar incision model, mechanical and heat thresholds were measured. Motor effects of lidocaine and tramadol were quantified and a motor block score elaborated. Tramadol, 1.25 mg, completely blocked the first and reduced the second phase of the flinching behavior test. In the plantar incision model, tramadol (1.25 mg increased both paw withdrawal latency in response to radiant heat (8.3 ± 1.1, 12.7 ± 1.8, 8.4 ± 0.8, and 11.1 ± 3.3 s and mechanical threshold in response to von Frey filaments (459 ± 82.8, 447.5 ± 91.7, 320.1 ± 120, 126.43 ± 92.8 mN at 5, 15, 30, and 60 min, respectively. Sham block or contralateral sciatic nerve block did not differ from perineural saline injection throughout the study in either model. The effect of tramadol was not antagonized by intraperitoneal naloxone. High dose tramadol (5 mg blocked motor function as well as 2% lidocaine. In conclusion, tramadol blocks nociception and motor function in vivo similar to local anesthetics.

  4. Percutaneous sciatic nerve block with tramadol induces analgesia and motor blockade in two animal pain models

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    A.M., Sousa; H.A., Ashmawi; L.S., Costa; I.P., Posso; A., Slullitel.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Local anesthetic efficacy of tramadol has been reported following intradermal application. Our aim was to investigate the effect of perineural tramadol as the sole analgesic in two pain models. Male Wistar rats (280-380 g; N = 5/group) were used in these experiments. A neurostimulation-guided sciati [...] c nerve block was performed and 2% lidocaine or tramadol (1.25 and 5 mg) was perineurally injected in two different animal pain models. In the flinching behavior test, the number of flinches was evaluated and in the plantar incision model, mechanical and heat thresholds were measured. Motor effects of lidocaine and tramadol were quantified and a motor block score elaborated. Tramadol, 1.25 mg, completely blocked the first and reduced the second phase of the flinching behavior test. In the plantar incision model, tramadol (1.25 mg) increased both paw withdrawal latency in response to radiant heat (8.3 ± 1.1, 12.7 ± 1.8, 8.4 ± 0.8, and 11.1 ± 3.3 s) and mechanical threshold in response to von Frey filaments (459 ± 82.8, 447.5 ± 91.7, 320.1 ± 120, 126.43 ± 92.8 mN) at 5, 15, 30, and 60 min, respectively. Sham block or contralateral sciatic nerve block did not differ from perineural saline injection throughout the study in either model. The effect of tramadol was not antagonized by intraperitoneal naloxone. High dose tramadol (5 mg) blocked motor function as well as 2% lidocaine. In conclusion, tramadol blocks nociception and motor function in vivo similar to local anesthetics.

  5. Repeatable and adjustable on-demand sciatic nerve block with phototriggerable liposomes.

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    Rwei, Alina Y; Lee, Jung-Jae; Zhan, Changyou; Liu, Qian; Ok, Meryem T; Shankarappa, Sahadev A; Langer, Robert; Kohane, Daniel S

    2015-12-22

    Pain management would be greatly enhanced by a formulation that would provide local anesthesia at the time desired by patients and with the desired intensity and duration. To this end, we have developed near-infrared (NIR) light-triggered liposomes to provide on-demand adjustable local anesthesia. The liposomes contained tetrodotoxin (TTX), which has ultrapotent local anesthetic properties. They were made photo-labile by encapsulation of a NIR-triggerable photosensitizer; irradiation at 730 nm led to peroxidation of liposomal lipids, allowing drug release. In vitro, 5.6% of TTX was released upon NIR irradiation, which could be repeated a second time. The formulations were not cytotoxic in cell culture. In vivo, injection of liposomes containing TTX and the photosensitizer caused an initial nerve block lasting 13.5 ± 3.1 h. Additional periods of nerve block could be induced by irradiation at 730 nm. The timing, intensity, and duration of nerve blockade could be controlled by adjusting the timing, irradiance, and duration of irradiation. Tissue reaction to this formulation and the associated irradiation was benign. PMID:26644576

  6. Feasibility and safety of ultrasound-guided nerve block for management of limb injuries by emergency care physicians

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    Sanjeev Bhoi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Patients require procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA for the treatment of acute traumatic injuries. PSA has complications. Ultrasound (US guided peripheral nerve block is a safe alternative. Aim: Ultrasound guided nerve blocks for management of traumatic limb emergencies in Emergency Department (ED. Setting and Design: Prospective observational study conducted in ED. Materials and Methods: Patients above five years requiring analgesia for management of limb emergencies were recruited. Emergency Physicians trained in US guided nerve blocks performed the procedure. Statistical analysis: Effectiveness of pain control, using visual analogue scale was assessed at baseline and at 15 and 60 minutes after the procedure. Paired t test was used for comparison. Results: Fifty US guided nerve blocks were sciatic- 4 (8%, femoral-7 (14%, brachial- 29 (58%, median -6 (12%, and radial 2 (4% nerves. No patients required rescue PSA. Initial median VAS score was 9 (Inter Quartile Range [IQR] 7-10 and at 1 hour was 2(IQR 0-4. Median reduction in VAS score was 7.44 (IQR 8-10(75%, 1-2(25% (P=0.0001. Median procedure time was 9 minutes (IQR 3, 12 minutes and median time to reduction of pain was 5 minutes (IQR 1,15 minutes. No immediate or late complications noticed at 3 months. Conclusion: Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks can be safely and effectively performed for upper and lower limb emergencies by emergency physicians with adequate training.

  7. Nerve Blocks

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  8. Effectiveness of different obturation techniques in surpassing the ledge formed in simulated curved canals

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    Marilisa Carneiro Leão, Gabardo; Wander José da, Silva; Letícia Machado, Gonçalves; Marili Doro Andrade, Deonízio.

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    Full Text Available AIM: To compare the effectiveness of different obturation techniques in surpassing the ledge formed in simulated curved root canals. METHODS: Eighty acrylic-resin blocks with curved canals were instrumented with Gates-Glidden drills to simulate a ledge formation. Then, a K-File #10 was used for tryi [...] ng to surpass the deviation, and the blocks that permitted surpassing were rejected. The remaining blocks were divided into 4 groups according to the obturation technique: lateral condensation, Tagger's Hybrid technique, Thermafil and System B. The blocks had their images digitalized using a scanner before and after the obturation procedures. The images were analyzed with Image Tool 3.0 software. Statistical analysis was performed by one-way ANOVA at a significant level of 5%. RESULTS: The System B resulted in the highest obturated area (p0.05). The lateral condensation resulted in the worst ability in filling the ledge space (p

  9. Duration of Action of Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Used for Palatal Sensory Nerve Block in Infant Pigs

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    Holman, Shaina Devi; Gierbolini-Norat, Estela M.; LUKASIK, STACEY L.; Campbell-Malone, Regina; Ding, Peng; German, Rebecca Z.

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    Bupivacaine hydrochloride is frequently used in veterinary dental procedures to reduce the amount of general anesthesia needed and to reduce post-procedural pain. The aim of this study was to develop a novel method to test local anesthetic duration in mammals. Six infant pigs were placed under deep/surgical anesthesia with 3 % isoflurane and oxygen while 0.5 ml of 0.5 % bupivacaine hydrochloride was injected to block the two greater palatine and the nasopalatine nerves. They were then maintai...

  10. Vagus nerve stimulation blocks vascular permeability following burn injury in both local and distal sites

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    Ortiz-Pomales, Yan T; Krzyzaniak, Michael; Coimbra, Raul; Baird, Andrew; Eliceiri, Brian P

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    Recent studies have shown that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) can block the burn injury-induced systemic inflammatory response (SIRS). In this study we examined the potential for VNS to modulate vascular permeability (VP) in local sites (i.e. skin) and in secondary sites (i.e. lung) following burn injury. In a 30% total body surface area burn injury model, VP was measured using intravascular fluorescent dextran for quantification of the VP response in skin and lung. A peak in VP of the skin wa...

  11. Skin temperature measured by infrared thermography after specific ultrasound-guided blocking of the musculocutaneous, radial, ulnar, and median nerves in the upper extremity

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    Lange, K H W; Jansen, T

    2011-01-01

    Sympathetic block causes vasodilatation and increases in skin temperature (T(s)). However, the T(s) response after specific nerve blocking is unknown. In this study, we hypothesized that T(s) would increase after specific blocking of the nerve innervating that area.

  12. Prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial of electrophysiologically guided femoral nerve block in total knee arthroplasty

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    Youm YS

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Yoon Seok Youm,1 Sung Do Cho,1 Chang Ho Hwang21Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Republic of KoreaBackground: The purpose of this study was to compare electrophysiologically guided and traditional nerve stimulator analgesia femoral nerve block after total knee arthroplasty.Methods: Patients scheduled for unilateral total knee arthroplasty were randomized to electrophysiologically guided or traditional nerve stimulator analgesia by pre-emptive single injection femoral nerve block with corresponding assistance. We assessed pain scores using a visual analog scale (VAS, 0 = no pain, 100 = the worst pain and the volumes of morphine consumed at 4, 24, 48, and 72 hours after total knee arthroplasty.Results: Of the 60 patients enrolled, eight withdrew from the study. The remaining 52 patients were randomized to the electrophysiologically guided group (n = 27 or traditional nerve stimulator analgesia (n = 25 group. Four hours after total knee arthroplasty, VAS scores were significantly lower in the electrophysiologically guided group than in the traditional nerve stimulator group at rest (4.8 ± 1.4 versus 5.9 ± 0.8, P < 0.01 and while moving (6.2 ± 1.1 versus 6.9 ± 0.9, P < 0.01. The total volumes of morphine injected at 24, 48, and 72 hours were significantly decreased in the electrophysiologically guided group (P < 0.05 each. Variable × time interaction of VAS was significant in the electrophysiologically guided group (P < 0.05, with each VAS score at 24, 48, and 72 hours being significantly lower than the baseline score (P < 0.05. VAS scores at every time point were significantly lower in the electrophysiologically group guided than in the traditional nerve stimulator group (P < 0.05.Conclusion: Electrophysiologically guided single injection femoral nerve block may provide better postoperative analgesia and a greater reduction in the demand for pain killers than femoral nerve block using traditional nerve stimulator analgesia.Keywords: femoral nerve, nerve block, electrophysiologic concepts, arthroplasty, knee, ropivacaine

  13. Appendicitis in an obturator hernia.

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    Camerlinck, Michael; Vanhoenacker, Filip; De Vuyst, Dimitri; Quanten, Inge

    2011-04-01

    We present a case of a 79-year-old female with a history of pain at the right groin for 9 days. Computer tomography of the pelvis showed herniation of the appendix through the obturator canal with a huge abscess surrounding the right hip joint. Laparotomy was performed and histopathology confirmed a perforated necrotic tip of the herniated appendix. An obturator hernia is a rare hernia of the pelvic floor. It is most common in old, emaciated, multiparous women and can cause groin pain with extension to the medial aspect of the thigh. In case of incarceration of bowel, patients also present with obstruction. Isolated incarceration of the appendix, however, does not cause obstruction. The diagnosis of an obturator hernia is often delayed, due to a non-specific clinical presentation. CT scan may offer the clue to the correct diagnosis and should be performed in case of a possible obturator hernia. PMID:20532882

  14. Fabricating a hollow bulb obturator

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    Fatih Sari

    2012-01-01

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    Obturators are generally used in the rehabilitation of the maxillectomy defects. Ideally, obturators should be light, properly fit and construction should be made easily. By decreasing the weight of the prosthesis, the retention and stability may be optimized to allow the obturator for function comfortably during mastication, phonation, and deglutition. In this case, a 65-year-old male patient underwent surgical removal of left part of the maxilla due to the squamous cell carcinoma. In this technique fabrication of a hollow bulb obturator prosthesis as a single unit in heat-cured acrylic resin using a single-step flasking procedure was described. The patient’s functional and esthetic expectations were satisfied.

  15. Essential oil of Croton zehntneri and its main constituent anethole block excitability of rat peripheral nerve.

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    da Silva-Alves, Kerly Shamyra; Ferreira-da-Silva, Francisco Walber; Coelho-de-Souza, Andrelina Noronha; Albuquerque, Aline Alice Cavalcante; do Vale, Otoni Cardoso; Leal-Cardoso, José Henrique

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    Croton zehntneri is an aromatic plant native to Northeast Brazil and employed by local people to treat various diseases. The leaves of this plant have a rich content of essential oil. The essential oil of C. zehntneri samples, with anethole as the major constituent and anethole itself, have been reported to have several pharmacological activities such as antispasmodic, cardiovascular, and gastroprotective effects and inducing the blockade of neuromuscular transmission and antinociception. Since several works have demonstrated that essential oils and their constituents block cell excitability and in view of the multiple effects of C. zehntneri essential oil and anethole on biological tissues, we undertook this investigation aiming to characterize and compare the effects of this essential oil and its major constituent on nerve excitability. Sciatic nerves of Wistar rats were used. They were mounted in a moist chamber, and evoked compound action potentials were recorded. Nerves were exposed in vitro to the essential oil of C. zehntneri and anethole (0.1-1?mg/mL) up to 180?min, and alterations in excitability (rheobase and chronaxie) and conductibility (peak-to-peak amplitude and conduction velocity) parameters of the compound action potentials were evaluated. The essential oil of C. zehntneri and anethole blocked, in a concentration-dependent manner with similar pharmacological potencies (IC50: 0.32?±?0.07 and 0.22?±?0.11?mg/mL, respectively), rat sciatic nerve compound action potentials. Strength-duration curves for both agents were shifted upward and to the right compared to the control curve, and the rheobase and chronaxie were increased following essential oil and anethole exposure. The time courses of the essential oil of C. zehntneri and anethole effects on peak-to-peak amplitude of compound action potentials followed an exponential decay and reached a steady state. The essential oil of C. zehntneri and anethole caused a similar reduction in conduction velocities of the compound action potential waves investigated. In conclusion, we demonstrated here that the essential oil of C. zehntneri blocks neuronal excitability and that this effect, which can be predominantly attributable to its major constituent, anethole, is important since these agents have several pharmacological effects likely related to the alteration of excitability. This finding is relevant due to the use of essential oils in aromatherapy and the low acute toxicity of this agent, which exhibits other effects of potential therapeutic usefulness. PMID:25714722

  16. Femoral Nerve Block - A Guide for Medical Students and Junior Doctors

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    Andrew R Bogacz

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available A femoral fracture is a painful and distressing traumatic injury that is commonly encountered when working in an emergency department. The incidence of femoral shaft fracture has been estimated at 1.0-1.3 per 10,000 of population. The acute treatment of such an injury involves placement of the injured limb into a Thomas traction splint, which requires the provision of pain relief, commonly through use of a femoral nerve block. A femoral nerve block is a specific regional anaesthetic technique used by doctors in emergency medicine to provide anaesthesia and analgesia of the affected leg, to allow relief of pain from the fracture and facilitate movement of the injured limb into a splint. This article provides an educational overview of this practical procedure for junior doctors and medical students alike. We describe the technique as traditionally performed, as well as highlighting an increasingly favoured method using ultrasound as an adjunct to improve the accuracy and safety of the procedure.

  17. Continuous perineural block of the palmar nerves: a new technique for pain relief in the distal equine forelimb.

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    Zarucco, Laura

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    Pain therapy is an important aspect of equine orthopedic and trauma surgery. Although long-term epidural analgesia has become an almost routine method of treatment for painful conditions in the horse’s hind limb, a similarly effective technique for management of pain originating in the horse’s front limb has not yet been developed. Continuous perineural nerve block (CPNB) is a method that entails continuous low-volume infusion of local anesthetics via catheters placed along peripheral nerv...

  18. Study of the anatomical position of the femoral nerve by magnetic resonance imaging in patients with fractured neck of femur: relevance to femoral nerve block.

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    Mehmood, Shehzad

    2012-01-31

    STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the anatomical location of the femoral nerve in patients who have sustained fracture of the neck of femur, and its relevance to femoral nerve block technique. DESIGN: Prospective, observational clinical study. SETTING: Orthopedic and Radiology departments of a regional hospital. SUBJECTS: 10 consecutive adult ASA physical status II and III patients (mean age, 78.5 yrs) and 4 adult healthy volunteers. INTERVENTIONS: A T1 magnetic resonance imaging scan was performed of both upper thighs in patients and healthy volunteers successfully. MEASUREMENTS: The distance (mm) between the midpoint of the femoral artery and the midpoint of the femoral nerve, and the distance of the femoral nerve from the skin was measured at the mid-inguinal ligament, the pubic tubercle, and at the mid-inguinal crease. Data are shown as means (SD). Differences between both sides were compared using paired Student\\'s t-tests. P < 0.05 was significant. MAIN RESULTS: In patients the mean distance (mm) between the midpoint of the femoral nerve from the midpoint of femoral artery at the mid-inguinal crease on the fractured and non-fractured sides was 10.7 and 11.0, respectively (P = 0.87). The mean distance (mm) between the midpoint of the femoral nerve from the midpoint of the femoral artery at the mid-inguinal ligament on the fractured and non-fractured sides was 9.64 and 12.5, respectively (P = 0.03). The mean distance (mm) between the midpoint of the femoral nerve from the midpoint of the femoral artery at the pubic tubercle on the fractured and non-fractured sides was 8.74 and 10.49, respectively (P = 0.18). CONCLUSIONS: Blockade of the femoral nerve may be easier to perform at the mid-inguinal crease in patients with fractured neck of femur.

  19. Comparative Evaluation of Fracture Resistance of Endodontically Treated Teeth Obturated with Resin Based Adhesive Sealers with Conventional Obturation Technique: An In vitro Study

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    Langalia, Akshay K; Dave, Bela; Patel, Neeta; Thakkar, Viral; Sheth, Sona; Parekh, Vaishali

    2015-01-01

    Background: To compare fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth obturated with different resin-based adhesive sealers with a conventional obturation technique. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 Single canaled teeth were divided into five groups. The first group was taken as a negative control. The rest of the groups were shaped using ProFile rotary files (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland). The second group was obturated with gutta-percha and a ZOE-based sealer Endoflas FS (Sanlor Dental Products, USA). The third group was obturated with gutta-percha and an epoxy-based sealer AH Plus (Dentsply, DeTrey, Germany). The fourth group was obturated with Resilon (Pentron Clinical Technologies, Wallingford, CT) and RealSeal sealer (Pentron Clinical Technologies). The fifth group was obturated with EndoREZ points and EndoREZ sealer (both from Ultradent, South Jordan, UT). Roots were then embedded into acrylic blocks and were then fixed into a material testing system and loaded with a stainless steel pin with a crosshead speed of 5 mm/min until fracture. The load at which the specimen fractured was recorded in Newtons. Results: It was found that forces at fracture were statistically significant for the newer resin systems, Resilon, and EndoREZ. Conclusion: It was concluded that roots obturated with newer resin systems (Resilon and EndoREZ) enhanced the root strength almost up to the level of the intact roots. PMID:25859099

  20. Pain during Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Biopsy and the Role of Periprostatic Nerve Block: What Radiologists Should Know

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    Early prostate cancers are best detected with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided core biopsy of the prostate. Due to increased longevity and improved prostate cancer screening, more men are now subjected to TRUS-guided biopsy. To improve the detection rate of early prostate cancer, the current trend is to increase the number of cores obtained. The significant pain associated with the biopsy procedure is usually neglected in clinical practice. Although it is currently underutilized, the periprostatic nerve block is an effective technique to mitigate pain associated with prostate biopsy. This article reviews contemporary issues pertaining to pain during prostate biopsy and discusses the practical aspects of periprostatic nerve block.

  1. Low cost continuous femoral nerve block for relief of acute severe cancer related pain due to pathological fracture femur

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    Rachel Cherian Koshy

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Pathological fractures in cancer patient cause severe pain that is difficult to control pharmacologically. Even with good pain relief at rest, breakthrough and incident pain can be unmanageable. Continuous regional nerve blocks have a definite role in controlling such intractable pain. We describe two such cases where severe pain was adequately relieved in the acute phase. Continuous femoral nerve block was used as an efficient, cheap and safe method of pain relief for two of our patients with pathological fracture femur. This method was proved to be quite efficient in decreasing the fracture-related pain and improving the level of well being.

  2. Pain during Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Biopsy and the Role of Periprostatic Nerve Block: What Radiologists Should Know

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    Nazir, Babar [Dept. of Oncologic Imaging, National Cancer Centre, Singapore (Singapore)

    2014-10-15

    Early prostate cancers are best detected with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided core biopsy of the prostate. Due to increased longevity and improved prostate cancer screening, more men are now subjected to TRUS-guided biopsy. To improve the detection rate of early prostate cancer, the current trend is to increase the number of cores obtained. The significant pain associated with the biopsy procedure is usually neglected in clinical practice. Although it is currently underutilized, the periprostatic nerve block is an effective technique to mitigate pain associated with prostate biopsy. This article reviews contemporary issues pertaining to pain during prostate biopsy and discusses the practical aspects of periprostatic nerve block.

  3. Ultrasound guided Transverses Abdominal Plane Block versus Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric Nerve Blocks for Postoperative Analgesia in Infants Undergoing Lower Abdominal Surgery

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    Ahmed M. Faried

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background Pediatric patients undergo a variety of lower abdominalsurgical procedures that need adequate pain relief perioperatively. Ultrasound guided lioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blockade and TAB block are common peripheral nerve block techniques used to alleviate pain in pediatric anesthesia. Ultrasound guidance, promote the visualization of important anatomy and can help overcome many of the traditional obstacles of in advert important structures injury in infant’s delicate soft tissues when performing these blocks. Objectives To compare the efficacy of TAP blocks versus lioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blockade on postoperative analgesia requirements after lower abdominal surgery. Patients and Methods Sixty children who were scheduled to undergo unilateral lower abdominal surgery were enrolled in this study. The patients were randomized into US guided TAB Group (Group T and US guided lioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks (Group I. The surgery was allowed to start about 20 minutes after performance of the block. The children were assessed every 30 minutes in recovery room until discharge from the hospital. Postoperative analgesia was measured using (CHEOPS. The number of children who needed postoperative rescue analgesics and the duration of analgesia that was taken at the time when an analgesic was required were recorded. Presence of significant muscle weakness was assessed at 3 hours after the block. Main Results 5 participants were excluded from the study, No significant differences were found between two groups as regard patients’ characteristics, type of surgeries or duration of anesthesia. The average pain score during hospital stay for group T and group I showed no statistically significant difference all over the study except at 240 minutes after surgery it was significantly lower in group (T when compared to group (I. The average time to first rescue analgesia and the duration of analgesia was longer in group (T as compared to group (I. In recovery room, no differences were found between two groups as regard analgesic medication in PACU, analgesic medication at day-stay unit or at home, total dose of analgesics medication, incidence of PONV or any motor weakness. Authors’ Conclusions TAP block is an easy regional nerve block technique that provides postoperative pain relief for longer duration as compared to ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blockade.

  4. An unforeseen complication arising from inferior alveolar nerve block: is anemia possible?

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    Ezirganli, Seref; Kazancioglu, Hakki Oguz

    2013-11-01

    Complications after administration of local anesthesia for dental procedures are well recognized. We present here 2 cases of patients with anemic areas on their faces resulting from inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB). The precise cause of this complication is unknown; however, it may be derived from anastomosis of the maxillary artery, rapid injection of local anesthetic solution, misdirection of the needle, and spread of the solution to the upper region of the mandible. Although neurologic occurrences resulting from IANB are rare, dentists should keep in mind that certain dental procedures such as administering IANB could cause anemic areas on the face. Henceforth, dentists should consider the possibility of anemia after administration of IANB and pay attention to avoid complications during the procedure. PMID:24220435

  5. Perioperative pain control after total knee arthroplasty: An evidence based review of the role of peripheral nerve blocks.

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    Danninger, Thomas; Opperer, Mathias; Memtsoudis, Stavros G

    2014-07-18

    Over the last decades, the number of total knee arthroplasty procedures performed in the United States has been increasing dramatically. This very successful intervention, however, is associated with significant postoperative pain, and adequate postoperative analgesia is mandatory in order to allow for successful rehabilitation and recovery. The use of regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks has facilitated and improved this goal. Many different approaches and techniques for peripheral nerve blockades, either landmark or, more recently, ultrasound guided have been described over the last decades. This includes but is not restricted to techniques discussed in this review. The introduction of ultrasound has improved many approaches to peripheral nerves either in success rate and/or time to block. Moreover, ultrasound has enhanced the safety of peripheral nerve blocks due to immediate needle visualization and as consequence needle guidance during the block. In contrast to patient controlled analgesia using opioids, patients with a regional anesthetic technique suffer from fewer adverse events and show higher patient satisfaction; this is important as hospital rankings and advertisement have become more common worldwide and many patients use these factors in order to choose a certain institution for a specific procedure. This review provides a short overview of currently used regional anesthetic and analgesic techniques focusing on related implications, considerations and outcomes. PMID:25035824

  6. Comparative Study of Greater Palatine Nerve Block and Intravenous Pethidine for Postoperative Analgesia in Children Undergoing Palatoplasty

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    Manjunath R Kamath

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Greater palatine nerve block anaesthetizes posterior portions of the hard palate and its overlying soft tissues. This study compared the efficacy, safety, and ease of the nerve block for cleft palate surgeries in children with i.v. pethidine for postoperative pain management. A prospective, double blind, randomized trial, enrolled 50 children aged below 10 years scheduled for palatoplasty and were alternatively allocated to two groups. Group A received intravenous pethidine 1mg.kg-1, whereas Group B, bilateral greater palatine nerve block with bupivacaine 0.25%, 1ml on each side, before the surgical stimulation. Modified Aldrete Scoring System, Children?s Hospital Eastern Ontario Pain Scale (CHEOPS and Brussels Sedation Score were employed to assess recovery, quality of analgesia and sedation respectively, by the nursing staff. Whenever pain score was> 8, 0.5mg.kg-1 of pethidine was given intravenously for rescue analgesia in both groups. Recovery scores were better in Group B (p=0.007. In the immediate postoperative period, pain score was more in Group A (number of patients with pain score> 8, 44% v/s 12%, p= .0117. Requirement for rescue analgesia was more in Group A (60 times v/s 7. The average sedation scores were similar. There was a higher incidence of agitation in Group A (66 vs. 30. The incidence of deep sedation was nearly half in Group B (34 Vs 63. Greater palatine nerve block was considered successful in 88% of cases. Greater palatine nerve block produces more effective, consistent and prolonged analgesia than pethidine.

  7. Management of low back pain with facet joint injections and nerve root blocks under computed tomography guidance. A prospective study

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    Fotiadou, Anastasia; Wojcik, Andrew; Shaju, Antony [Hinchingbrooke Hospital NHS Trust, Huntingdon, Cambridge (United Kingdom)

    2012-09-15

    The aim of this work was to assess the performance of facet joint and nerve root infiltrations under computed tomography guidance for the management of low back pain and to investigate the complications and patient tolerance. The study was board-certified and informed consent was obtained from all patients. In 1 year, 86 consecutive patients (47 male, 39 female, age range 47-87 years, mean age 63) with low back pain for more than 2 years were included. All patients were clinically examined and had cross-sectional imaging performed before the procedure. Fifty-five facet joint infiltrations and 31 nerve blocks were performed under computed tomography guidance. All patients completed two valid pain questionnaires before and 3 months after the procedures. At the same time, they were clinically examined by the referring Orthopaedic Surgeon. The pain response was assessed by comparing the scores of the questionnaires. The improvement in clinical examination findings was assessed as well. In patients who underwent facet joint infiltrations, long-term pain improvement was achieved in 79% and in those with nerve blocks in 85%. Immediate pain relief was demonstrated in 83% of patients with nerve infiltrations. No complications were observed. All procedures were very well tolerated by patients. Facet joint and nerve infiltrations under computed tomography guidance constitute an accurate and safe method that could be used to relieve low back pain and minimize the risk of disability. (orig.)

  8. Management of low back pain with facet joint injections and nerve root blocks under computed tomography guidance. A prospective study

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    The aim of this work was to assess the performance of facet joint and nerve root infiltrations under computed tomography guidance for the management of low back pain and to investigate the complications and patient tolerance. The study was board-certified and informed consent was obtained from all patients. In 1 year, 86 consecutive patients (47 male, 39 female, age range 47-87 years, mean age 63) with low back pain for more than 2 years were included. All patients were clinically examined and had cross-sectional imaging performed before the procedure. Fifty-five facet joint infiltrations and 31 nerve blocks were performed under computed tomography guidance. All patients completed two valid pain questionnaires before and 3 months after the procedures. At the same time, they were clinically examined by the referring Orthopaedic Surgeon. The pain response was assessed by comparing the scores of the questionnaires. The improvement in clinical examination findings was assessed as well. In patients who underwent facet joint infiltrations, long-term pain improvement was achieved in 79% and in those with nerve blocks in 85%. Immediate pain relief was demonstrated in 83% of patients with nerve infiltrations. No complications were observed. All procedures were very well tolerated by patients. Facet joint and nerve infiltrations under computed tomography guidance constitute an accurate and safe method that could be used to relieve low back pain and minimize the risk of disability. (orig.)

  9. A comparison between acute pressure block of the sciatic nerve and acupressure: methodology, analgesia, and mechanism involved

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    Luo D

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Danping Luo,1,2 Xiaolin Wang,1 Jiman He1,31Pain Medicine Program, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China; 2The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong College of Pharmacy, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China; 3Department of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USAAbstract: Acupressure is an alternative medicine methodology that originated in ancient China. Treatment effects are achieved by stimulating acupuncture points using acute pressure. Acute pressure block of the sciatic nerve is a newly reported analgesic method based on a current neuroscience concept: stimulation of the peripheral nerves increases the pain threshold. Both methods use pressure as an intervention method. Herein, we compare the methodology and mechanism of these two methods, which exhibit several similarities and differences. Acupressure entails variation in the duration of manipulation, and the analgesic effect achieved can be short- or long-term. The acute effect attained with acupressure presents a scope that is very different from that of the chronic effect attained after long-term treatment. This acute effect appears to have some similarities to that achieved with acute pressure block of the sciatic nerve, both in methodology and mechanism. More evidence is needed to determine whether there is a relationship between the two methods.Keywords: acupressure, acute pressure block, sciatic nerve, pain

  10. Comparative evaluation of femoral nerve block and intravenous fentanyl for positioning during spinal anaesthesia in surgery of femur fracture

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    Ashok Jadon

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Spinal anaesthesia is the preferred technique to fix fracture of the femur. Extreme pain does not allow ideal positioning for this procedure. Intravenous fentanyl and femoral nerve block are commonly used techniques to reduce the pain during position for spinal anaesthesia however; results are conflicting regarding superiority of femoral nerve block over intravenous fentanyl. Aims: We conducted this study to compare the analgesic effect provided by femoral nerve block (FNB and intra- venous (IV fentanyl prior to positioning for central neuraxial block in patients undergoing surgery for femur fracture. Patients and Methods: In this randomized prospective study 60 patients scheduled for fracture femur operation under spinal were included. Patients were distributed in two groups through computer generated random numbers table; Femoral nerve block group (FNB and Intravenous fentanyl group (FENT. In FNB group patients received FNB guided by a peripheral nerve stimulator (Stimuplex; B Braun, Melsungen, AG 5 minutes prior to positioning. 20mL, 1.5% lidocaine with adrenaline (1:200,000 was injected incrementally after a negative aspiration test. Patients in the fentanyl group received injection fentanyl 1 ?g/kg IV 5 mins prior to positioning. Spinal block was performed and pain scores before and during positioning were recorded. Statistical analysis was done with Sigmaplot version-10 computer software. Student t-test was applied to compare the means and P < 0.05 was taken as significant. Results: VAS during positioning in group FNB: 0.57 ± 0.31 versus FENT 2.53 ± 1.61 (P = 0.0020. Time to perform spinal anesthesia in group FNB: 15.33 ± 1.64 min versus FENT 19.56 ± 3.09 min (P = 0.000049. Quality of patient positioning for spinal anesthesia in group FNB 2.67± 0.606 versus FENT 1.967 ± 0.85 (P = 0.000027. Patient acceptance was less in group FENT (P = 0.000031. Conclusion: Femoral nerve block provides better analgesia, patient satisfaction and satisfactory positioning than IV fentanyl for position during spinal anaesthesia in patients of fracture femur.

  11. The Safety of EXPAREL ® (Bupivacaine Liposome Injectable Suspension) Administered by Peripheral Nerve Block in Rabbits and Dogs

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    Brigitte M. Richard; Paul Newton; Ott, Laura R.; Dean Haan; Abram N. Brubaker; Cole, Phaedra I; Ross, Paul E.; Rebelatto, Marlon C.; Nelson, Keith G.

    2012-01-01

    A sustained-release DepoFoam injection formulation of bupivacaine (EXPAREL, 15?mg/mL) is currently being investigated for postsurgical analgesia via peripheral nerve block (PNB). Single-dose toxicology studies of EXPAREL (9, 18, and 30?mg/kg), bupivacaine solution (Bsol, 9?mg/kg), and saline injected around the brachial plexus nerve bundle were performed in rabbits and dogs. The endpoints included clinical pathology, pharmacokinetics, and histopathology evaluation on Day 3 and Day 15 (2/sex/g...

  12. Ultrasound-guided medial mid-thigh approach to sciatic nerve block with a patient in a supine position

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    Osaka, Yoshimune; KASHIWAGI, Masanori; Nagatsuka, Yukio; Miwa, Sakurako

    2011-01-01

    We report the use of a ‘medial mid-thigh approach (medial approach),’ a new approach for performing ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve blockade (SNB) with patients in a supine position. Fifty-four patients undergoing knee surgery under general anesthesia and a combined femoral nerve block (FNB) and SNB were included in the study. After FNB, an ultrasound-guided medial approach was used to perform the SNB. The patient was placed in a supine position, and the hip and knee joints were flexed with t...

  13. Comparison of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Paravertebral Block for Postthoracotomy Pain Relief.

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    Baki, Elif Dogan; Öz, Gürhan; Kokulu, Serdar; Ula?l?, Alper Murat; Ela, Yüksel; S?vac?, Remziye Gul; ?enay, Hasan; Do?an, Gökcen

    2015-09-01

    Background?Inadequate relief of postthoracotomy pain is a major reason of increased occurrence of postoperative complications. We aimed to investigate and compare the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and paravertebral block (PVB) to relieve pain after thoracotomy procedures. Materials and Methods?We studied 40 patients who underwent thoracotomy. Patients were randomly allocated to receive either PVB (group P, n?=?20) or TENS (group T, n?=?20) for postoperative pain. The electrodes of TENS were placed 2 cm under and 2 cm over the thoracotomy cut on both posterior and anterior sides. The surgeon inserted paravertebral catheters using direct vision at the end of the surgery. A patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device was connected to all patients. Visual analog scales, patient demand, and consumption of tramadol were evaluated postoperatively. Results?Mean visual analog scale (VAS) values were significantly lower in group P for all time points. The patients in group P needed lower amounts of opioid (tramadol) and the difference was statistically significant (258.4?±?13.52?mg vs. 314.4?±?8.65?mg, p?=?0.005). In addition, the number of demand attempts recorded from the PCA device was significantly lower in group P (14.95?±?13.64 vs. 26.7?±?17.34, respectively and p?PVB. PMID:25686299

  14. Effect of analgesic nerve block electrical stimulation in a patient with adhesive capsulitis.

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    Gulick, Dawn T; Borger, Amy; McNamee, Lauren

    2007-01-01

    Although the pathophysiology of adhesive capsulitis is poorly understood, the primary goal of therapeutic intervention is to restore pain-free, functional range of motion (ROM) of the shoulder. Pain and muscle guarding, particularly of the subscapularis muscle, are common impairments that occur with adhesive capsulitis. The purpose of this case report is to describe a novel approach to help the pain-muscle guarding-pain cycle associated with pain and limited shoulder motion in a patient with a medical diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis. The patient was a 64-year-old female with adhesive capsulitis. Outcome variables were the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI), internal rotation (IR) and external rotation (ER) ROM, and rotational lack. Twelve treatments of moist heat, analgesic nerve block electrical stimulation, contract/relax exercises for shoulder IR/ER, and Pendulum/Codman exercises were administered. After both 2 and 4 weeks of treatment, the patient demonstrated marked improvements in all areas. Overall, there was a 78-106% increase in ROM (IR and ER) and a 50-83% improvement in functional mobility (rotational lack & SPADI). It appears that analgesic electrical stimulation may have helped decrease the pain-muscle guarding cycle associated with adhesive capsulitis to enhance functional outcomes in a timely manner. PMID:17454799

  15. NERVE BLOCKING (PAIN CONTROL AFTER THORACOTOMY WITH BUPIVACAINE:EPIDURAL VS INTERCOSTAL

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    A GHAFOURI

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Use of analgesics is an evitable and necessary part of thoracic surgery. This study was designed to compare analgesic effects of persistent thoracic epidural anesthesia versus persistent intercostal nerve block and determine their role in opioid need after thoracotomy. Methods. 116 patients above 20 years old who were candidate for thoracotomy through either posterolateral or thoracoabdominal incision were situatedin one of three group for pain relief. For the first group, pain relieved by petidine and pentazosin. In 2nd group, pain relived by thoracic epidural anesthesia with bupivacaine catheters which were inserted between costal and plural space. In 3rd group, bupivacaine was introduced through 3rd and 4th intercostal space by catheter (2 mg/kg in devided doses. Pain was meseared by visual analogue scale and quantified by surgical residents through a method bupivacaine was injected. If Bupivacaine did not relieve pain, then opioid was used as adjuvant. Results. The study showed that epidural group needed less opioids and had more cooperation in comparison with two other group. The intercostal group complained of pain at chest tube site. Discussion. In thoracotomized patients, pain control is more effective via epidural anesthesia in turns of opioid side effects, expenses and patient comfort.

  16. Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block for pain control in an infant with a femur fracture due to nonaccidental trauma.

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    Frenkel, Oron; Mansour, Karim; Fischer, Jason W J

    2012-02-01

    A 3-month-old infant girl was transferred to our emergency department (ED) with a subtrochanteric femoral neck fracture due to nonaccidental trauma. She received multiple doses of parenteral analgesics both before arrival and in our ED. We performed an ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block using 2.0 mL of 0.25% bupivicaine (approximately 1.25 mg/kg) before placing the patient in a Pavlik harness. Successful pain control was achieved within 15 minutes of the procedure allowing pain-free manipulation of the affected extremity. The patient required only a single dose of parenteral narcotics during the ensuing 18 hours. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block used in the ED for pain control in a pediatric patient. PMID:22307191

  17. Perioperative pain control after total knee arthroplasty: An evidence based review of the role of peripheral nerve blocks

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    Danninger, Thomas; Opperer, Mathias; Memtsoudis, Stavros G

    2014-01-01

    Over the last decades, the number of total knee arthroplasty procedures performed in the United States has been increasing dramatically. This very successful intervention, however, is associated with significant postoperative pain, and adequate postoperative analgesia is mandatory in order to allow for successful rehabilitation and recovery. The use of regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks has facilitated and improved this goal. Many different approaches and techniques for periphera...

  18. Ultrasound-guided continuous suprascapular nerve block for adhesive capsulitis: one case and a short topical review

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    Neimann, Jens Dupont Børglum; Bartholdy, Anne; Hautopp, H; Krogsgaard, M R; Jensen, Kenneth

    2011-01-01

    We present a case with an ultrasound-guided (USG) placement of a perineural catheter beneath the transverse scapular ligament in the scapular notch to provide a continuous block of the suprascapular nerve (SSN). The patient suffered from a severe and very painful adhesive capsulitis of the left shoulder secondary to an operation in the same shoulder conducted 20 weeks previously for impingement syndrome and a superior labral anterior-posterior tear. Following a new operation with capsular releas...

  19. Preventive Analgesia by Local Anesthetics: The Reduction of Postoperative Pain by Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Intravenous Drugs

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    Barreveld, Antje; Witte, Jürgen; Chahal, Harkirat; Durieux, Marcel E.; Strichartz, Gary

    2013-01-01

    The use of local anesthetics to reduce acute postoperative pain has a long history, but recent reports have not been systematically reviewed. In addition, the need to include only those clinical studies that meet minimum standards for randomization and blinding must be adhered to. In this review we have applied stringent clinical study design standards to identify publications on the use of perioperative local anesthetics. We first examined several types of peripheral nerve blocks, covering a...

  20. Combination of diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve block followed by pulsed radiofrequency for plantar fascitis pain: A new modality

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    Thapa, Deepak; Ahuja, Vanita

    2014-01-01

    Plantar fasciitis (PF) is the most common cause of chronic heel pain which may be bilateral in 20 to 30% of patients. It is a very painful and disabling condition which can affect the quality of life. The management includes both pharmacological and operative procedures with no single proven effective treatment modality. In the present case series, we managed three patients with PF (one with bilateral PF). Following a diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve (MCN) block at its origin, we observed re...

  1. Scalp Nerve Block in Children Undergoing a Supratentorial Craniotomy; A Randomized Controlled Study

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    Manal el Gohary

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this randomized double blinded controlled study was to evaluate the effect of SNB during craniotomies for supratentorial tumors in pediatric patients, with respect to intra- and postoperative hemodynamics, intraoperative anesthetic and analgesic consumption and postoperative analgesic requirements. Thirty children, aged 6 to 12 years, scheduled for elective craniotomies for supratentorial tumors were randomly assigned to one of two groups: control group (n = 15 and Scalp Nerve Block (SNB group (n = 15. After a standardized induction and 5 min prior to head pinning, a SNB was performed. In the control group the block was performed with normal saline, while in the SNB group the block was performed with bupivacaine 0.25%. Intraoperative Mean Arterial blood Pressure (MAP and Heart Rate (HR were recorded before induction (baseline, 5 min after induction, at head pinning and at skin incision, together with sevoflurane and fentanyl consumption. Postoperative MAP and HR were measured and recorded. Postoperative pain assessment was done using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS score. Rescue analgesia (IV paracetamol, 15 mg kg-1 was given for a VAS>3. Time to first rescue analgesic, number of patients who required analgesia as well as number of paracetamol doses in the first 24 h postoperative were recorded. The SNB group showed more stable intraoperative and postoperative hemodynamics and a significant reduction in the total intraoperative fentanyl dose required. VAS scores were significantly lower in the SNB group compared to the control group till 12 h postoperative. Significantly fewer patients in the SNB group required rescue analgesic in the first 24 h postoperative (8 vs. 15, p<0.05. Time to first rescue analgesic was significantly longer in the SNB group compared to the control group (6.6±1.9 h vs. 1.7±0.8 h, p<0.05. Number of paracetamol doses required in the first 24 h postoperative was significantly higher in the control group compared to the SNB group. We conclude that SNB using bupivacaine 0.25% results in decreased intraoperative analgesic requirements and more stable intra- and postoperative hemodynamics. It also reduces postoperative pain leading to decreased postoperative analgesic consumption.

  2. The Safety of EXPAREL ® (Bupivacaine Liposome Injectable Suspension) Administered by Peripheral Nerve Block in Rabbits and Dogs

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    Richard, Brigitte M.; Newton, Paul; Ott, Laura R.; Haan, Dean; Brubaker, Abram N.; Cole, Phaedra I.; Ross, Paul E.; Rebelatto, Marlon C.; Nelson, Keith G.

    2012-01-01

    A sustained-release DepoFoam injection formulation of bupivacaine (EXPAREL, 15?mg/mL) is currently being investigated for postsurgical analgesia via peripheral nerve block (PNB). Single-dose toxicology studies of EXPAREL (9, 18, and 30?mg/kg), bupivacaine solution (Bsol, 9?mg/kg), and saline injected around the brachial plexus nerve bundle were performed in rabbits and dogs. The endpoints included clinical pathology, pharmacokinetics, and histopathology evaluation on Day 3 and Day 15 (2/sex/group/period). EXPAREL resulted in a nearly 4-fold lower Cmax versus Bsol at the same dose. EXPAREL was well tolerated at doses up to 30?mg/kg. The only EXPAREL-related effect seen was minimal to mild granulomatous inflammation of adipose tissue around nerve roots (8 of 24 rabbits and 7 of 24 dogs) in the brachial plexus sites. The results indicate that EXPAREL was well tolerated in these models and did not produce nerve damage after PNB in rabbits and dogs. PMID:22363842

  3. Combination of diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve block followed by pulsed radiofrequency for plantar fascitis pain: A new modality

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    Deepak Thapa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Plantar fasciitis (PF is the most common cause of chronic heel pain which may be bilateral in 20 to 30% of patients. It is a very painful and disabling condition which can affect the quality of life. The management includes both pharmacological and operative procedures with no single proven effective treatment modality. In the present case series, we managed three patients with PF (one with bilateral PF. Following a diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve (MCN block at its origin, we observed reduction in verbal numerical rating scale (VNRS in all the three patients. Two patients has relapse of PF pain which was managed with MCN block followed with pulsed radio frequency (PRF. All the patients were pain-free at the time of reporting. This case series highlights the possible role of combination of diagnostic MCN block near its origin followed with PRF as a new modality in management of patients with PF.

  4. The furcal nerve revisited

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    Nanjundappa S. Harshavardhana

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Atypical sciatica and discrepancy between clinical presentation and imaging findings is a dilemma for treating surgeon in management of lumbar disc herniation. It also constitutes ground for failed back surgery and potential litigations thereof. Furcal nerve (Furcal = forked is an independent nerve with its own ventral and dorsal branches (rootlets and forms a link nerve that connects lumbar and sacral plexus. Its fibers branch out to be part of femoral and obturator nerves in-addition to the lumbosacral trunk. It is most commonly found at L4 level and is the most common cause of atypical presentation of radiculopathy/sciatica. Very little is published about the furcal nerve and many are unaware of its existence. This article summarizes all the existing evidence about furcal nerve in English literature in an attempt to create awareness and offer insight about this unique entity to fellow colleagues/ professionals involved in spine care.

  5. A novel concept for continuous peripheral nerve blocks. Presentation of a new ultrasound-guided device

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    Rothe, C; Steen-Hansen, C

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Existing techniques for placing and maintaining the position of peripheral nerve catheters are associated with variable success rates and frequent secondary failures. These factors may affect the clinical efficacy and usefulness of peripheral nerve catheters. METHODS: We developed a new concept and prototype for ultrasound-guided in-plane positioning and readjustment of peripheral nerve catheters (patent pending). The integrated catheter-needle prototype comprises three parts: a curved needle, a catheter with clear echogenic markings attached to the needle tail and a detachable hub allowing injection of local anesthetic while advancing the needle in the tissue. The system works like a suture and is introduced through the skin, passes in close relation to the nerve and exits through the skin. This allows in-plane ultrasound guidance throughout the procedure both during initial positioning as well as during later in-plane readjustment of the catheter. We tested the system in the popliteal region oftwo fresh cadavers in a preliminary proof of concept study. RESULTS: Both initial placement and secondary readjustment were precise, judged by the catheter orifices placed close to the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa. Circumferential spread of 3-ml isotonic saline around the sciatic nerve was observed on ultrasound images in both conditions. CONCLUSION: Preliminary proof of concept of this novel method demonstrates that precise in-plane ultrasound-guided initial placement and secondary in-plane readjustment is possible in fresh cadavers. Future studies should address the clinical efficacy and usefulness of this novel concept.

  6. Fracture resistance of roots obturated with novel hydrophilic obturation systems

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    Vibha Hegde

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Comparative assessment of fracture resistance of roots obturated with three hydrophilic systems - novel CPoint system, Resilon/Epiphany system, and EndoSequence BC sealer; and one hydrophobic gold standard gutta-percha/AHPlus system. Materials and Methods: Ninety freshly extracted, human, single-rooted mandibular premolars were selected. The specimens were decoronated and standardized to a working length of 13 mm. The teeth were randomly divided into six groups (n = 15. In Group A, teeth were left unprepared and unfilled (negative control. Rest of the groups were prepared by using ProTaper system up to a master apical file F3; followed by which Group B was left unobturated (positive control; Group C, novel CPoint System; group D, Resilon/Epiphany system, Group E EndoSequence BC sealer, and Group F gutta-percha and AH Plus. Specimens were stored for 2 weeks at 100% humidity. Each group was then subjected to fracture testing by using a universal testing machine. The force required to fracture each specimen was recorded and the data was analyzed statistically using analysis of variance (ANOVA test and Tukey?s post-hoc test. Results: The hydrophilic obturation systems have shown to exhibit significantly higher fracture resistance as shown by the values in Groups C, D, and E (P 0.05. Conclusion: In contrast to hydrophobic systems, hydrophilic systems showed higher fracture resistance in a single-rooted premolar.

  7. Medial and Lateral Pectoral Nerve Block with Liposomal Bupivacaine for the Management of Postsurgical Pain after Submuscular Breast Augmentation

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    David Leiman, MD

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Summary: This report describes an ultrasound-guided medial and lateral pectoralis nerve block using liposome bupivacaine, performed before the surgical incision, in a patient undergoing submuscular breast augmentation. The anatomic basis and technique are described. This procedure may be offered to patients undergoing submuscular insertion of a breast implant or tissue expander. Advancements in ultrasound guidance allow for more precise anatomic placement of local anesthetic agents. The injection technique used for this procedure resulted in complete relaxation of the pectoralis major, facilitating the surgical dissection and markedly diminishing postsurgical pain and muscle spasms.

  8. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Phenol Blocks to Peripheral Nerves in Reducing Spasticity in Patients with Paraplegia and Brain Injury

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    Kumar ER; Venugopal K; Tharion G; Bhattacharji S

    2008-01-01

    Primary objective: To evaluate effectiveness of phenol blocks of peripheral nerves in reducing spasticitybrain injured and spinal cord injured patients.Secondary objectives: To measure the change in the range of motion after phenol blocks to peripheralnerves, to identify the electrophysiological changes and to study the cost effectiveness and side effects ofphenol blocks.Study design: Descriptive studySetting: Tertiary referral centre, India.Methods: This study was conducted from March 2000 t...

  9. Local infiltration analgesia is comparable to femoral nerve block after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon graft : a randomised controlled trial

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    Kristensen, Pia Kjær; Storm, Jens Ole

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE: Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a painful procedure requiring intensive postoperative pain management. Femoral nerve block is widely used in ACL surgery. However, femoral nerve block does not cover the donor site of the hamstring tendons. Local infiltration analgesia is a simple technique that has proven effective in postoperative pain management after total knee arthroplasty. Further, local infiltration analgesia covers the donor site and is associated with few complications. It was hypothesised that local infiltration analgesia at the donor site and wounds would decrease pain and opioid consumption after ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendon graft. METHODS: Sixty patients undergoing primary ACL surgery with hamstring tendon graft were randomised to receive either local infiltration analgesia or femoral nerve block. Pain was scored on the numeric rating scale, and use of opioid, range of motion and adverse effects were assessed at the postoperative recovery unit (0 h), 3, 24 and 48 h, postoperatively. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the groups in pain intensity or total opioid consumption at any of the follow-up points. Further, there were no differences between groups concerning side effects and range of motion. CONCLUSIONS: Local infiltration analgesia and femoral nerve block are similar in the management of postoperative pain after ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendon graft. Until randomised studies have investigated femoral nerve block combined with infiltration at the donor site, we recommend local infiltration analgesia in ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendon graft.

  10. Effect of Adductor Canal Block Versus Femoral Nerve Block on Quadriceps Strength, Mobilization, and Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty : A Randomized, Blinded Study

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    Grevstad, Ulrik; Mathiesen, Ole

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is often associated with severe pain. Different regional anesthetic techniques exist, all with varying degrees of motor blockade. We hypothesized that pain relief provided by the adductor canal block (ACB) could increase functional muscle strength. METHODS: We included 50 TKA patients with severe movement-related pain; defined as having visual analog scale pain score of greater than 60 mm during active flexion of the knee. The ACB group received an ACB with ropivacaine 0.2% 30 mL and a femoral nerve block (FNB) with 30 mL saline. The FNB group received an ACB with 30 mL saline and an FNB with ropivacaine 0.2% 30 mL. We compared the effect of the ACB versus FNB on maximum voluntary isometric contraction of the quadriceps muscle relative to a postoperative baseline value. Secondary end points were differences between groups in ability to ambulate and changes in pain scores (Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01922596). RESULTS: After block, the quadricepsmaximum voluntary isometric contraction increased to 193% (95% confidence interval [CI], 143-288) of the baseline value in the ACB group and decreased to 16% (95% CI, 3-33) in the FNB group with an estimated difference of 178% (95% CI, 136-226), P < 0.0001. Pain scores were similar between groups. Before block, 2 of 25 patients in each group were unable to perform the Timed-Up-and-Go test; after block, this number increased to 7 of 25 in the FNB group and decreased to 0 of 25 in the ACB group. CONCLUSION: Adductor canal block provides a clinically relevant and statistically significant increase in quadriceps muscle strength for patients in severe pain after TKA.

  11. Palatal obturators in patients after maxillectomy

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    Cardelli, P; BIGELLI, E.; VERTUCCI, V.; Balestra, F.; Montani, M.; Carli, S; ARCURI, C.

    2015-01-01

    Prosthodontic management of palatal defects is fundamental to improve patient’s life undergoing to a maxillary surgical treatment. A lot of maxillary defects are a direct consequence of surgical treatment of malformations, neoplasms or trauma. The obturators are prosthesis used to close palatal defects after maxillectomy, to restore masticatory function and to improve speech. The primary goals of the obturator prosthesis are to preserve the remaining teeth and tissue and to provide comfort, f...

  12. Neuromuscular blocking activity of methanolic extract of Piper sarmentosum leaves in the rat phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparation.

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    Ridtitid, W; Rattanaprom, W; Thaina, P; Chittrakarn, S; Sunbhanich, M

    1998-06-01

    Methanolic extract of Piper sarmentosum Roxb. (Piperaceae) leaves was studied for the neuromuscular blocking activity in rat phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparations. The plant extract, at concentrations of 3.2, 4.0, 4.8 and 6.4 mg/ml, exhibited an initially transient increase in twitch tension which was followed by a marked dose-related neurally-evoked twitch depression. The neuromuscular blocking effect produced by the plant extract was compared with d-tubocurarine (dTC) and succinylcholine (SCh). The EC50 for neurally-evoked twitch depression of the extract, dTC and SCh was 4.07 mg/ml, 1.1 microM and 15 microM, respectively. The neurally-evoked twitch depression produced by the extract was partially antagonized by tetraethylammonium (TEA) but not by neostigmine (NS). These findings suggested that the plant extract possessed a marked neuromuscular blocking activity at the neuromuscular junction and a possible mechanism which was likely to inhibit neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) release at the presynaptic terminal. PMID:9683344

  13. Bloqueios nervosos guiados por ultra-som Bloqueos nerviosos guiados por ultrasonido Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks

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    Pablo Escovedo Helayel

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: As técnicas de bloqueios nervosos guiados por ultra-som são baseadas na visualização direta das estruturas nervosas, da agulha de bloqueio e das estruturas anatômicas adjacentes. Desta maneira, é possível depositar a solução de anestésico local precisamente em torno dos nervos e acompanhar a sua dispersão em tempo real, obtendo-se, assim, um bloqueio mais eficaz, de menor latência, menor dependência de referências anatômicas, menor volume de solução anestésica e maior segurança. CONTEÚDO: O artigo revisa os aspectos relativos aos mecanismos físicos para formação de imagens, a anatomia ultra-sonográfica do neuroeixo e dos plexos braquial e lombossacral, os equipamentos e materiais empregados nos bloqueios, os ajustes do aparelho de ultra-som para melhorar as imagens, os planos de visualização das agulhas de bloqueio e as técnicas e o treinamento em bloqueios guiados por ultra-som. CONCLUSÕES: Os passos para se obter sucesso em anestesia regional incluem a identificação exata da posição dos nervos, a localização precisa da agulha, sem lesões nas estruturas adjacentes e, finalmente, a injeção cuidadosa de anestésico local junto aos nervos. Embora a neuroestimulação forneça grande auxílio na identificação dos nervos, esta não consegue, isoladamente, preencher todas essas exigências. Por isso, acredita-se que os bloqueios guiados por ultra-som serão a técnica de eleição para anestesia regional num futuro não muito distante.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Las técnicas de bloqueos nerviosos guiados por ultrasonido se basan en la visualización directa de las estructuras nerviosas, de la aguja de bloqueo y de las estructuras anatómicas adyacentes. De esa manera, se puede depositar la solución de anestésico local precisamente en torno de los nervios y acompañar su dispersión en tiempo real, obteniéndose así, un bloqueo más eficaz, de menor latencia, menor dependencia de referencias anatómicas, menor volumenn de solución anestésica y una mayor seguridad. CONCLUSION: El artículo revisa los aspectos relativos a los mecanismos físicos para la formación de imágenes, la anatomía ultra sonográfica del neuro eje y de los plexos braquial y lumbo sacral, los equipos y materiales empleados en los bloqueos, los ajustes del aparato de ultrasonido para mejorar las imágenes, los planos de visualización de las agujas de bloqueo y las técnicas y el entrenamiento en bloqueos guiados por ultrasonido. CONCLUSIONES: Los pasos para obtener el éxito en anestesia regional incluyen la identificación exacta de la posición de los nervios, la localización precisa de la aguja, sin lesiones en las estructuras adyacentes y, finalmente, la inyección cuidadosa de anestésico local junto a los nervios. Aunque la neuro estimulación sea de gran ayuda en la identificación de los nervios, ella no logra, aisladamente, rellenar todas esas exigencias. A causa de eso, se cree que los bloqueos guiados por ultrasonido serán la técnica de elección para la anestesia regional en un futuro no muy distante.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are based on the direct visualization of nerve structures, needle, and adjacent anatomic structures. Thus, it is possible to place the local anesthetic precisely around the nerves and follow its dispersion in real time, obtaining, therefore, more effective blockades, reduced dependency on anatomic references, decreased anesthetic volume, and increased safety. CONTENTS: The aim of this paper was to review the physical mechanisms of image formation, ultrasound anatomy of the neuro axis and of the brachial and lumbosacral plexuses, equipment and materials used in the blockades, settings of the ultrasound equipment to improve the image, planes of visualization of the needles, the techniques, and training in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. CONCLUSIONS: The steps for a successful regional block include the identification of the exact position of the nerves, the precise localization of the needle, withou

  14. Therapeutic effectiveness of epicranial nerve blocks on post-traumatic syndrome from head injury

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    C. A. Caputi

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The autor describes the case of a 53-year-old woman suffering from headache and dizziness, sometimes nausea, tinnitus in the right ear, and diffuse scalp allodynia following an occupational accident involving a head injury. Hyposensitizing treatment by anesthetic blockade at the emergence points of the epicranial nerves, which were hyperalgesic to fi nger pressure, rapidly controlled the allodynia and eventually the headache. Unexpectedly, the patient also reported reduced dizziness and resolution of the tinnitus. The unforeseen outcome highlights the unpredictable therapeutic potential of a simple and modestly invasive procedure. The neuropathophysiological interpretation is consequently very interesting.

  15. Ultrasound Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome.

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    Sahoo, Rajendra Kumar; Nair, Abhijit S

    2015-10-01

    Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is one the most common cause of chronic abdominal wall pain. The syndrome is mostly misdiagnosed, treated wrongly and inadequately. If diagnosed correctly by history, examination and a positive carnett test, the suffering of the patient can be relieved by addressing the cause i.e. local anaesthetic with steroid injection at the entrapment site. Conventionally, the injection is done by landmark technique. In this report, we have described 2 patients who were diagnosed with ACNES who were offered ultrasound guided transverses abdominis plane (TAP) injection who got significant pain relief for a long duration of time. PMID:26495084

  16. Greater Occipital Nerve Block by Bupivacaine/Methyl Prednisolone Vs. Bupivacaine/Normal Saline in Medication Overuse Headache

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    Full Text Available Background: Medication overuse headaches (MOH include headaches that last more than 15 days a month and usually occur after long-term use of analgesic. Most methods of medical treatment are ineffective. In some studies, great occipital nerve block is used to treat the headaches.Methods: This double-blind experimental study was performed in adult patients with MOH who attended Sina Hospital in Tehran from June 2009 to June 2011. Greater occipital nerve (GON block was done in the two groups of patients by administering a combination of 3 ml of 0.5% bupivacaine and 2 ml of 5% saline or 3 ml of 0.5% bupivacaine and 80 mg of methyl prednisolone. We evaluated headache severity by Visual analog scale (VAS and recorded days without headache. If patients were taking pain medications, preventive medications were given as usual before and after the injection. Student's t-test was performed for statistical analysis and a P<0.05 was considered significant.Results: Overall, 13 male and 19 female patients with a mean age of 39.88±8.76 years participated in the study. The mean reduction in headache severity one hour after injection was 5.56±1.03 and 4.63±1.92 in the first and second groups, respectively. Average days without headache one month after injection were 8.75 and 4.75 days in the first and second groups, respectively. There were no significant differences between the two groups.Conclusion: Both methods seem to be effective in medication overuse headaches treatment. This finding is important as non-responders to conventional methods will otherwise have a decreased quality of life.

  17. Blood reinfusion combined with femoral nerve block in total knee replacement for patients with increased risk of bleeding

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    Simonsen, O H; Gorst-Rasmussen, Anders

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE. To compare patients with increased risk of bleeding who received combined blood reinfusion and femoral nerve block in total knee replacement (TKR) to regular patients treated routinely with respect to pain relief, blood loss, and knee function. METHODS. In a consecutive series of 67 patients who underwent unilateral TKR, 12 patients with increased risk of bleeding owing to cardiac disease or previous thromboembolic events received continuous femoral nerve block and blood reinfusion, without tranexamic acid (TA) injection. The remaining 55 patients were controls who received standard postoperative treatment (TA injection, local injection of analgesics, and suction drainage without reinfusion). The volume of blood loss (drained or reinfused), pain score (using a visual analogue scale) and knee function (using the Knee Society Score [KSS]) in the 2 groups were compared. RESULTS. In the study group, patients were 5 years older and tended to have a lower preoperative KSS function score (35 vs. 45, p=0.08)and a higher function-related pain score (6.5 vs. 6, p=0.10). The mean volume of drained blood wasted in the study group did not differ significantly from the mean total volume of drained blood in the control group (235 vs. 300 ml, p=0.14). Similarly, the mean decrease in postoperative haemoglobin concentration did not differ significantly between the respective groups (2.1 vs. 2.1 mmol/l, p=0.97). A significantly greater proportion of patients received allogenic blood transfusion in the study group than in controls (3/12 vs. 2/55, p

  18. Ultrasound-Guided Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Nerve Blocks for Persistent Inguinal Postherniorrhaphy Pain : A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial

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    Bischoff, Joakim Mutahi; Koscielniak-Nielsen, Zbigniew J

    2012-01-01

    Background:Ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve blocks are used in the clinical management of persistent inguinal postherniorrhaphy pain, but no controlled studies have been published on the subject. In this controlled study, we investigated the analgesic and sensory effects of ultrasound-guided blocks of the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves with lidocaine.Methods:A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial in 12 patients with severe persistent inguinal postherniorrhaphy pain, including a control group of 12 healthy controls, was performed. Assessments included pain ratings under standardized conditions with numerical rating scale (0-10), sensory mapping to a cool roller, and quantitative sensory testing (QST), in the groin regions, before and after each ultrasound-guided block. A needle approach of 1 to 2 cm superior and medial to the anterior superior iliac spine was used. Outcomes were changes in pain ratings, sensory mapping, and QST compared with preblock values. Lidocaine responders were a priori defined by a pain reduction of =80% after lidocaine block and =25% after placebo block, nonresponders by pain reduction of 25% after placebo block.Results:One of 12 pain patients was a lidocaine responder, 6 patients were nonresponders, and 5 patients were placebo responders. No consistent QST changes were observed in patients after the lidocaine block. In 10 of 12 healthy controls, a cool hypoesthesia area developed in the groin after the lidocaine block. Furthermore, QST assessments demonstrated significantly decreased suprathreshold heat pain perception in the groin after lidocaine versus placebo blocks (95% confidence interval = -3.5 to -0.5, P = 0.008).Conclusion:Ultrasound-guided lidocaine blocks of the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves, at the level of the anterior superior iliac spine, are not useful in diagnosis and management of persistent inguinal postherniorrhaphy pain.

  19. Successful laparoscopic management of an incarcerated obturator hernia

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    Lynch, Noel P.; Corrigan, Mark A.; Kearney, David E; Andrews, Emmet J.

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    Obturator hernia is a rare pelvic hernia that occurs primarily in multiparous, elderly (>70 years of age), thin females. This case highlights the successful laparoscopic mesh repair of an incarcerated obturator hernia in an octogenarian.

  20. Bloqueios nervosos guiados por ultra-som / Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks / Bloqueos nerviosos guiados por ultrasonido

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    Pablo Escovedo, Helayel; Diogo Brüggemann da, Conceição; Getúlio Rodrigues de, Oliveira Filho.

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: As técnicas de bloqueios nervosos guiados por ultra-som são baseadas na visualização direta das estruturas nervosas, da agulha de bloqueio e das estruturas anatômicas adjacentes. Desta maneira, é possível depositar a solução de anestésico local precisamente em torno dos ne [...] rvos e acompanhar a sua dispersão em tempo real, obtendo-se, assim, um bloqueio mais eficaz, de menor latência, menor dependência de referências anatômicas, menor volume de solução anestésica e maior segurança. CONTEÚDO: O artigo revisa os aspectos relativos aos mecanismos físicos para formação de imagens, a anatomia ultra-sonográfica do neuroeixo e dos plexos braquial e lombossacral, os equipamentos e materiais empregados nos bloqueios, os ajustes do aparelho de ultra-som para melhorar as imagens, os planos de visualização das agulhas de bloqueio e as técnicas e o treinamento em bloqueios guiados por ultra-som. CONCLUSÕES: Os passos para se obter sucesso em anestesia regional incluem a identificação exata da posição dos nervos, a localização precisa da agulha, sem lesões nas estruturas adjacentes e, finalmente, a injeção cuidadosa de anestésico local junto aos nervos. Embora a neuroestimulação forneça grande auxílio na identificação dos nervos, esta não consegue, isoladamente, preencher todas essas exigências. Por isso, acredita-se que os bloqueios guiados por ultra-som serão a técnica de eleição para anestesia regional num futuro não muito distante. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Las técnicas de bloqueos nerviosos guiados por ultrasonido se basan en la visualización directa de las estructuras nerviosas, de la aguja de bloqueo y de las estructuras anatómicas adyacentes. De esa manera, se puede depositar la solución de anestésico local precisamente e [...] n torno de los nervios y acompañar su dispersión en tiempo real, obteniéndose así, un bloqueo más eficaz, de menor latencia, menor dependencia de referencias anatómicas, menor volumenn de solución anestésica y una mayor seguridad. CONCLUSION: El artículo revisa los aspectos relativos a los mecanismos físicos para la formación de imágenes, la anatomía ultra sonográfica del neuro eje y de los plexos braquial y lumbo sacral, los equipos y materiales empleados en los bloqueos, los ajustes del aparato de ultrasonido para mejorar las imágenes, los planos de visualización de las agujas de bloqueo y las técnicas y el entrenamiento en bloqueos guiados por ultrasonido. CONCLUSIONES: Los pasos para obtener el éxito en anestesia regional incluyen la identificación exacta de la posición de los nervios, la localización precisa de la aguja, sin lesiones en las estructuras adyacentes y, finalmente, la inyección cuidadosa de anestésico local junto a los nervios. Aunque la neuro estimulación sea de gran ayuda en la identificación de los nervios, ella no logra, aisladamente, rellenar todas esas exigencias. A causa de eso, se cree que los bloqueos guiados por ultrasonido serán la técnica de elección para la anestesia regional en un futuro no muy distante. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are based on the direct visualization of nerve structures, needle, and adjacent anatomic structures. Thus, it is possible to place the local anesthetic precisely around the nerves and follow its dispersion in real time, obtaining, therefore, [...] more effective blockades, reduced dependency on anatomic references, decreased anesthetic volume, and increased safety. CONTENTS: The aim of this paper was to review the physical mechanisms of image formation, ultrasound anatomy of the neuro axis and of the brachial and lumbosacral plexuses, equipment and materials used in the blockades, settings of the ultrasound equipment to improve the image, planes of visualization of the needles, the techniques, and training in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. CONCLUSIONS: The steps for a successful regional block include the identification of the exact position

  1. Apical leakage of root canal system obturation materials

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    Miti? Aleksandar; Miti? Nadica; Toši? Goran

    2005-01-01

    Hermetical obturation on dentine-cement junction is one of the conditions for success in endodontic treatment. The aim of this paper was to evaluate apical obturation of three different root canal obturation materials. Methods consisted of in vitro semiquantitatively measured penetration of colored solutions. Total number of 55 single-canal teeth was used and obturation test materials were AH-plus, Ketac-Endo and Endomethasone. Linear color penetration was evaluated following illumination of ...

  2. Postsurgical compartment syndrome of the forearm diagnosed in a child receiving a continuous infra-clavicular peripheral nerve block.

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    Sermeus, L; Boeckx, S; Camerlynck, H; Somville, J; Vercauteren, M

    2015-01-01

    Opinions diverge as to whether or not regional anaesthesia delays the diagnosis of evolving acute compartment syndrome. Withholding regional anaesthesia from patients with painful orthopaedic injuries may be ethically unacceptable, however. In this report, we describe a case of acute compartment syndrome in a 4-year old child who underwent resection of a forearm osteochondroma. Analgesia was satisfactory during the first post-operative night, but the child later complained of pain despite an effective infra-clavicular block. Motor function and sensibility were disturbed and the fingers were swollen. The forearm cast was removed as it was suspected to be causing external compression. Pain disappeared while motor function and sensation recovered. The child was discharged without any complications. Despite an effective peripheral nerve block and the young age of the patient, the diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome could be made thanks to a well-defined post-operative analgesia protocol, a high level of suspicion and careful clinical assessment when break-through pain occurred. PMID:26103739

  3. Comparison of two needle models in terms of bevel deformation during truncal block of the inferior alveolar nerve

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    Nieves, Almendros Marqués; Esther, Delgado Molina; Meritxell, Tamarit Borrás; Leonardo, Berini Aytés; Cosme, Gay Escoda.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar las posibles diferencias existentes en cuanto a la deformación del bisel de dos tipos de aguja de igual longitud y calibre externo, pero de distinto diámetro interno, durante el bloqueo troncal del nervio dentario inferior. Diseño del estudio: Cuatro operadores de similar formació [...] n quirúrgica realizaron el bloqueo troncal del nervio dentario inferior y la anestesia infiltrativa del nervio bucal para proceder a la extracción quirúrgica o convencional del tercer molar inferior en 266 pacientes. Para efectuar el bloqueo troncal se utilizó en todos los casos un sistema de jeringa no auto-aspirante (Uniject K®; Hoechst AG, Frankfurt, Alemania) y dos tipos de aguja: una aguja Monoprotect® de 27G x 35 mm con un calibre interno de 0.215 mm (Sofic SA, Mazamet, Francia) o una aguja XL Monoprotect® de 27G x 35 mm con un calibre interno de 0.265 mm (Sofic SA, Mazamet, Francia). Para hacer la anestesia infiltrativa del nervio bucal se utilizó el mismo tipo de jeringa y otros dos tipos de aguja: la Monoprotect®o la XL Monoprotect®, ambas con un calibre de 30G y 25 mm de longitud, diferenciándose en su calibre interno (0.215 y 0.265 mm, respectivamente) (Sofic SA, Mazamet, Francia). En cada paciente fue recopilada de forma sistemática la siguiente información: el tipo de aguja, la técnica anestésica utilizada (troncular directa o indirecta) y el número de veces que se había contactado con el hueso durante ésta, el lado de trabajo del operador, el lado del diente a extraer, el operador que hizo la intervención quirúrgica, así como la presencia o ausencia de deformación del bisel tras la técnica anestésica. Resultados: Para la técnica troncular, sólo se observó una asociación estadísticamente significativa entre la deformación de los biseles de las agujas y el operador que efectuó la técnica anestésica, mientras que para la técnica infiltrativa, se encontró una asociación estadísticamente significativa (p Abstract in english Objectives: To evaluate the differences in terms of bevel deformation between two types of needle of the same length and external caliber, but with different internal diameters, during truncal block of the inferior alveolar nerve. Study design: Four operators performed truncal block of the inferior [...] alveolar nerve and infiltrating anesthesia of the buccal nerve for the extraction of a lower third molar in 266 patients. The truncal block was carried out using a standard 27G x 35 mm needle with an internal caliber of 0.215 mm, or a 27G x 35 mm XL Monoprotect® needle with an internal caliber of 0.265 mm. The infiltrating anesthesia was made with a Monoprotect® or XL Monoprotect® needle, both with a caliber of 30G and a length of 25 mm, but with different internal calibers (0.215 and 0.265 mm, respectively). The type of needle used, the anesthetic technique and the number of bone contacts was established during the procedure, the operator working side, the side of the tooth to be removed, the operator in charge of the intervention and the presence of bevel deformation after the anesthetic technique were collected for each patient. Results: A statistically significant association was observed between bevel deformation and the operator performing the truncal block, while a statistically significant association (p

  4. Neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks in patients taking anticoagulant or thromboprophylactic drugs: challenges and solutions

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    Full Text Available Jinlei Li, Thomas Halaszynski Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA Abstract: Incidence of hemorrhagic complications from neuraxial blockade is unknown, but classically cited as 1 in 150,000 epidurals and 1 in 220,000 spinals. However, recent literature and epidemiologic data suggest that for certain patient populations the frequency is higher (1 in 3,000. Due to safety concerns of bleeding risk, guidelines and recommendations have been designed to reduce patient morbidity/mortality during regional anesthesia. Data from evidence-based reviews, clinical series and case reports, collaborative experience of experts, and pharmacology used in developing consensus statements are unable to address all patient comorbidities and are not able to guarantee specific outcomes. No laboratory model identifies patients at risk, and rarity of neuraxial hematoma defies prospective randomized study so “patient-specific” factors and “surgery-related” issues should be considered to improve patient-oriented outcomes. Details of advanced age, older females, trauma patients, spinal cord and vertebral column abnormalities, organ function compromise, presence of underlying coagulopathy, traumatic or difficult needle placement, as well as indwelling catheter(s during anticoagulation pose risks for significant bleeding. Therefore, balancing between thromboembolism, bleeding risk, and introduction of more potent antithrombotic medications in combination with regional anesthesia has resulted in a need for more than “consensus statements” to safely manage regional interventions during anticoagulant/thromboprophylactic therapy. Keywords: antithrombotics, novel oral anticoagulant, regional, neurologic dysfunction, hematoma, peripheral nerve blockade

  5. In with the new, out with the old? Comparison of two approaches for psoas compartment block.

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    Mannion, Stephen

    2012-02-03

    We compared the approaches of Winnie and Capdevila for psoas compartment block (PCB) performed by a single operator in terms of contralateral spread, lumbar plexus blockade, and postoperative analgesic efficacy. Sixty patients underwent PCB (0.4 mL\\/kg levobupivacaine 0.5%) and subsequent spinal anesthesia for primary joint arthroplasty (hip or knee) in a prospective, double-blind study. Patients were randomly allocated to undergo PCB by using the Capdevila (group C; n = 30) or a modified Winnie (group W; n = 30) approach. Contralateral spread and lumbar plexus blockade were assessed 15, 30, and 45 min after PCB. Contralateral spread (bilateral from T4 to S5) and femoral and lateral cutaneous nerve block were evaluated by sensory testing, and obturator motor block was assessed. Bilateral anesthesia occurred in 10 patients in group C and 12 patients in group W (P = 0.8). Blockade of the femoral, lateral cutaneous, and obturator nerves was 90%, 93%, and 80%, respectively, for group C and 93%, 97%, and 90%, respectively, for group W (P > 0.05). No differences were found in PCB procedure time, pain scores, 24-h morphine consumption, or time to first morphine analgesia.

  6. Analgesic efficacy of continuous femoral nerve block commenced prior to operative fixation of fractured neck of femur

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    Szucs, Szilard

    2012-06-27

    AbstractBackgroundPeripheral nerve blocks are effective in treating acute pain, thereby minimizing the requirement for opiate analgesics. Fractured neck of femur (FNF) is a common, painful injury. The provision of effective analgesia to this cohort is challenging but an important determinant of their functional outcome. We investigated the analgesic efficacy of continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) in patients with FNF.MethodsFollowing institutional ethical approval and with informed consent, patients awaiting FNF surgery were randomly allocated to receive either standard opiate-based analgesia (Group 1) or a femoral perineural catheter (Group 2). Patients in Group 1 received parenteral morphine as required. Those in Group 2 received a CFNB comprising a bolus of local anaesthetic followed by a continuous infusion of 0.25% bupivacaine. For both Groups, rescue analgesia consisted of intramuscular morphine as required and all patients received paracetamol regularly. Pain was assessed using a visual analogue scale at rest and during passive movement (dynamic pain score) at 30?min following first analgesic intervention and six hourly thereafter for 72 hours. Patient satisfaction with the analgesic regimen received was recorded using verbal rating scores (0-10). The primary outcome measured was dynamic pain score from initial analgesic intervention to 72 hours later.ResultsOf 27 recruited, 24 patients successfully completed the study protocol and underwent per protocol analysis. The intervals from recruitment to the study until surgery were similar in both groups [31.4(17.7) vs 27.5(14.2) h, P?=?0.57]. The groups were similar in terms of baseline clinical characteristics. For patients in Group 2, pain scores at rest were less than those reported by patients in Group 1 [9.5(9.4) vs 31(28), P?=?0.031]. Dynamic pain scores reported by patients in Group 2 were less at each time point from 30?min up to 54 hours [e.g at 6?h 30.7(23.4) vs 67.0(32.0), P?=?0.004]. Cumulative morphine consumption over 72?h was less in Group 2. Patient satisfaction scores were greater in Group 2 [9.4(1.1) vs 7.6(1.8), P?=?0.014].ConclusionsCFNB provides more effective perioperative analgesia than a standard opiate-based regimen for patients undergoing fixation of FNF. It is associated with lesser opiate use and greater patient satisfaction.

  7. Trial of finger contamination reduction of the operator in nerve block treatment. Comparison of over- and under-table systems

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    Fluoroscopy-guided intervention of the lumbar spine, such as nerve block, plays an important role in the management of disc hernia patients. However, irradiation of operators' fingers remains a problem even with careful collimation and operation, especially when performed by non-radiologists. We compared the irradiation doses of under-table and over-table fluoroscopy systems, and we discuss the most advantageous method of reducing irradiation. The effectiveness and conditions of use of lead protection gloves were also evaluated. Skin dose was monitored using polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and an electronic dose meter. The skin doses of over- and under-table fluoroscopy were compared using C-arm fluoroscopy. Finger irradiation dose with 0.03 mmPb protection gloves was also measured. The under-table method reduced skin dose by 95% compared with the over-table method. Thicker PMMA resulted in a higher rate of irradiation reduction. Protection gloves reduced radiation dose by half, although this reduction was cancelled when automatic brightness control (ABC) was utilized. Under-tube fluoroscopy was superior to over-tube fluoroscopy in reducing irradiation to the fingers. (author)

  8. Comparison of peri- and intraarticular analgesia with femoral nerve block after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized clinical trial.

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    Toftdahl, Karen; Nikolajsen, Lone

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be difficult to manage and may delay recovery. Recent studies have suggested that periarticular infiltration with local anesthetics may improve outcome. METHODS: 80 patients undergoing TKA under spinal anesthesia were randomized to receive continuous femoral nerve block (group F) or peri- and intraarticular infiltration and injection (group I). Group I received a solution of 300 mg ropivacaine, 30 mg ketorolac, and 0.5 mg epinephrine by infiltration of the knee at the end of surgery, and 2 postoperative injections of these substances through an intraarticular catheter. RESULTS: More patients in group I than in group F could walk <3 m on the first postoperative day (29/39 vs. 7/37, p <0.001). Group I also had significantly lower pain scores during activity and lower consumption of opioids on the first postoperative day. No differences between groups were seen regarding side effects or length of stay. INTERPRETATION: Peri- and intraarticularapplication of analgesics by infiltration and bolus injections can improve early analgesia and mobilization for patients undergoing TKA. Further studies of optimal drugs, dosage, and duration of this treatment are warranted. Udgivelsesdato: 2007-Apr

  9. Bloqueos nerviosos periféricos de la extremidad inferior para analgesia postoperatoria y tratamiento del dolor crónico Lower limb continuous peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia and chronic pain

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    V. Domingo

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Existe un interés creciente por la realización de los bloqueos de nervio periférico (BNP debido a sus potenciales beneficios como los concernientes a las interacciones de los fármacos anticoagulantes y los bloqueos neuroaxiales. Los BNP de la extremidad inferior, y sobre todo, los bloqueos periféricos del nervio ciático son el pariente pobre de las técnicas de anestesia regional y, en general, son poco conocidos y por tanto poco utilizados. En este artículo se realiza una revisión de los bloqueos del plexo lumbosacro, realizando especial énfasis en los bloqueos continuos mediante catéteres para analgesia postoperatoria y para el tratamiento del dolor crónico. La utilización de anestésicos locales de larga duración de acción, asociada a un escaso bloqueo motor, como es el caso de la ropivacaína, nos permite combinar técnicas de punción única para conseguir una adecuada analgesia intraoperatoria, con las técnicas de perfusión continua para analgesia postoperatoria. Es necesario un conocimiento anatómico preciso, así como de los territorios cutáneos de inervación de las ramas del plexo lumbosacro, para la realización de estas técnicas de bloqueo. La introducción de diferentes técnicas de imagen, fundamentalmente la ultrasonografía, para la localización de las estructuras nerviosas, facilita la realización de estos bloqueos y disminuye el riesgo de lesiones de los órganos adyacentes. La realización de los bloqueos continuos de nervio periférico ofrece el beneficio de una analgesia postoperatoria prolongada, con menores efectos adversos, mayor grado de satisfacción del paciente, y una recuperación funcional más rápida después de la cirugía.There is increasing interest in peripheral nerve blocks (PNB because of potential benefits relative to interactions of anticoagulants and central neuraxial techniques. Among all the regional anesthesia procedures, PNB of the lower limb, and specially sciatic nerve block, are the less known and rarely used. In this paper, we summarize the recent advances in lumbosacral plexus block, with special remark on continuous catheter blocks for postoperative analgesia and chronic pain treatment. The use of long action local anes-thetics combined with a weak motor block, like ropivacaine, permits the combination of a single skin injection technique to achieve an adequate intraoperative analgesia with continuous infusion ones for postoperative analgesia. A detailed knowledge of anatomy as well as cutaneous nerve distribution is needed for the performance of these techniques. The introduction of several image-based techniques, principally ultrasound imaging, may improve the accuracy of nerve localization and needle placement. It also can help to prevent accidental puncture to vessels and other neighbouring structures. Continuous plexus and peripheral nerve blocks offer the potential benefits of prolonged analgesia with fewer side effects, greater patient satisfaction, and faster functional recovery after surgery.

  10. Bloqueos nerviosos periféricos de la extremidad inferior para analgesia postoperatoria y tratamiento del dolor crónico / Lower limb continuous peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia and chronic pain

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    V., Domingo; J. L., Aguilar; R., Pelaez.

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Existe un interés creciente por la realización de los bloqueos de nervio periférico (BNP) debido a sus potenciales beneficios como los concernientes a las interacciones de los fármacos anticoagulantes y los bloqueos neuroaxiales. Los BNP de la extremidad inferior, y sobre todo, los bloqueos periféri [...] cos del nervio ciático son el pariente pobre de las técnicas de anestesia regional y, en general, son poco conocidos y por tanto poco utilizados. En este artículo se realiza una revisión de los bloqueos del plexo lumbosacro, realizando especial énfasis en los bloqueos continuos mediante catéteres para analgesia postoperatoria y para el tratamiento del dolor crónico. La utilización de anestésicos locales de larga duración de acción, asociada a un escaso bloqueo motor, como es el caso de la ropivacaína, nos permite combinar técnicas de punción única para conseguir una adecuada analgesia intraoperatoria, con las técnicas de perfusión continua para analgesia postoperatoria. Es necesario un conocimiento anatómico preciso, así como de los territorios cutáneos de inervación de las ramas del plexo lumbosacro, para la realización de estas técnicas de bloqueo. La introducción de diferentes técnicas de imagen, fundamentalmente la ultrasonografía, para la localización de las estructuras nerviosas, facilita la realización de estos bloqueos y disminuye el riesgo de lesiones de los órganos adyacentes. La realización de los bloqueos continuos de nervio periférico ofrece el beneficio de una analgesia postoperatoria prolongada, con menores efectos adversos, mayor grado de satisfacción del paciente, y una recuperación funcional más rápida después de la cirugía. Abstract in english There is increasing interest in peripheral nerve blocks (PNB) because of potential benefits relative to interactions of anticoagulants and central neuraxial techniques. Among all the regional anesthesia procedures, PNB of the lower limb, and specially sciatic nerve block, are the less known and rare [...] ly used. In this paper, we summarize the recent advances in lumbosacral plexus block, with special remark on continuous catheter blocks for postoperative analgesia and chronic pain treatment. The use of long action local anes-thetics combined with a weak motor block, like ropivacaine, permits the combination of a single skin injection technique to achieve an adequate intraoperative analgesia with continuous infusion ones for postoperative analgesia. A detailed knowledge of anatomy as well as cutaneous nerve distribution is needed for the performance of these techniques. The introduction of several image-based techniques, principally ultrasound imaging, may improve the accuracy of nerve localization and needle placement. It also can help to prevent accidental puncture to vessels and other neighbouring structures. Continuous plexus and peripheral nerve blocks offer the potential benefits of prolonged analgesia with fewer side effects, greater patient satisfaction, and faster functional recovery after surgery.

  11. Apical leakage of root canal system obturation materials

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    Miti? Aleksandar

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Hermetical obturation on dentine-cement junction is one of the conditions for success in endodontic treatment. The aim of this paper was to evaluate apical obturation of three different root canal obturation materials. Methods consisted of in vitro semiquantitatively measured penetration of colored solutions. Total number of 55 single-canal teeth was used and obturation test materials were AH-plus, Ketac-Endo and Endomethasone. Linear color penetration was evaluated following illumination of teeth in 2% sol. Metylsalicilate. Results obtained have shown better adhesion between sealer and root canal walls, i.e. better apical obturation when AH-plus (0.25mm and Ketac-Endo (0.52mm were used and highest rate of apical leakage when Endomethasone was used (2.35mm. None of the tested obturation materials have sealed apical portion completely.

  12. Neurotoxicity of perineural vs intraneural-extrafascicular injection of liposomal bupivacaine in the porcine model of sciatic nerve block.

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    Damjanovska, M; Cvetko, E; Hadzic, A; Seliskar, A; Plavec, T; Mis, K; Vuckovic Hasanbegovic, I; Stopar Pintaric, T

    2015-12-01

    Liposomal bupivacaine is a prolonged-release local anaesthetic, the neurotoxicity of which has not yet been determined. We used quantitative histomorphometric and immunohistochemical analyses to evaluate the neurotoxic effect of liposomal bupivacaine after perineural and intraneural (extrafascicular) injection of the sciatic nerve in pigs. In this double-blind prospective randomised trial, 4 ml liposomal bupivacaine 1.3% was injected either perineurally (n = 5) or intraneurally extrafascicularly (n = 5). Intraneural-extrafascicular injection of saline (n = 5) was used as a control. After emergence from anaesthesia, neurological examinations were conducted over two weeks. After harvesting the sciatic nerves, no changes in nerve fibre density or myelin width indicative of nerve injury were observed in any of the groups. Intraneural injections resulted in longer sensory blockade than perineural (p bupivacaine in pigs did not result in histological evidence of nerve injury. PMID:26338496

  13. Randomized Double Blind Comparison Between Sciatic-Femoral Nerve Block and Propofol-Remifentanil, Propofol-Alfentanil General Anesthetics in Out-Patient Knee Arthroscopy

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    Hala Mostafa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is the evaluation preparation and discharge times as well as the side-effects, patient satisfaction and costs after out-patient knee arthroscopy performed with a combined sciatic-femoral nerve block or a propofol-remifentanil, propofol-alfentanil general anesthetics. Sixty patients, (remifentanil group 1, n = 20, (alfentanil group 2, n = 20 and a combined sciatic-femoral nerve block (PNB group 3, n = 20. In group 1, anesthesia was induced with remifentanil (1 mic kg-1 followed by 0.5 mic kg-1 min-1 i.v, in group 2 alfentanil (20 mic kg-1 followed by 2 mic kg-1 min-1 i.v, in both groups (group 1, 2 propofol was given 2 mg kg-1 i.v followed by 9 mg kg-1 h-1 i.v. Patients then received atracurium 0.6 mg kg-1 i.v. to facilitate endotracheal intubation. In the PNB group (group 3, patients received a sciatic-femoral nerve block with ropivacaine 25 mL 0.75 mg using a multiple injection technique aided by a nerve stimulator and a short, bevelled, Teflon®-coated stimulating needle. There was no significant difference in the duration of stay in the post anesthesia care unit and day surgery unit between groups, there was significant increase in the time to first urination in PNB group than the other two groups. Also there was no significant difference in the stay in delay surgery. The cost of disposal materials, preoperative and post operative times were higher in PNB group. The cost of drugs was higher in remifentanil and alfentanil groups than PNB group; the total cost was insignificant in the three groups. In conclusion, this prospective randomized study suggests that in patients undergoing out-patient arthroscopy, a combined sciatic-femoral nerve block (using a small volume of ropivacaine 0.75% compared with a propofol-remifentanil or propofol-alfentanil general anesthetics techniques may provide similar intraoperative analgesic efficacy, a shorter length of stay in the PACU and an increased likelihood of bypassing the first phase of postoperative recovery.

  14. A preliminary study of the sensory distribution of the penile dorsal and ventral nerves: implications for effective penile block for circumcision.

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    Long, Ronan M

    2012-01-31

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the sensory innervation of the penis, as regional anaesthesia is often used either for postoperative analgesia or as the sole anaesthetic technique for circumcision. Since first described in 1978 the dorsal penile nerve block has become the standard technique, but some blocks are ineffective; a better understanding of the sensory innervation of the penis might improve the efficacy of the dorsal penile block technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 13 men undergoing circumcision with local anaesthetic, cutaneous sensation was tested before and after infiltration of the dorsal aspect of the penis, and then again after infiltration of the ventral aspect. The area of anaesthesia was mapped using pin-prick sensation. RESULTS: Ten of the 13 patients showed a similar pattern of sensory distribution. After the dorsal block, the dorsal aspect of the shaft of the penis and glans penis became insensate. The ventral aspect of the shaft remained sensate up to and including the frenulum. After successful ventral infiltration all sensate areas became insensate and circumcision proceeded. In one case the frenulum and distal ventral foreskin was anaesthetized after the dorsal block and ventral infiltration was not required. No patient experienced pain during circumcision. CONCLUSION: For consistently successful regional anaesthesia of the foreskin in circumcision, a dorsal block must be used. This should be combined with ventral infiltration at the site of incision. This method will avoid inconsistencies and allow pain-free circumcision using local anaesthesia in most men.

  15. CT-guided plexus and splanchnic nerve neurolytic block. Experience in 150 cases and techniques optimization; Il blocco neurolitico del plesso celiaco e dei nervi splancnici con tomografia computerizzata

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    Marra, V.; Frigerio, A.; Menna, S.; Di Virgilio, M.R. [Ospedale San Giovanni, Turin (Italy). Serv. di Radiologia; Debernardi, F.; Musso, L. [Ospedale San Giovanni, Turin (Italy). Serv. di Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica

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    The paper reports the personal experience in computerized tomography guided celiac plexus and splanchnic nerve neurolytic block blocks. [Italian] Scopo del lavoro e' illustrare l'esperienza personale nell'uso della tomografia computerizzata nel trattamento del dolore da neoplasie addominali superiori, rivoluzionando le tecniche di esecuzione, aumentandone la precisione e riducendone notevolmente il rischio di complicanze.

  16. ULTRASOUND GUIDED DORSAL RAMUS NERVE BLOCK FOR REDUCTION OF POSTOPERATIVE PAIN IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING LUMBAR SPINE SURGERY: A CASE SERIES IMAGING STUDY.

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    Al-Alami, Achir; Abou El Ezz, Ashraf; Kassab, Farid

    2015-06-01

    In patients undergoing spine surgery postoperative pain management can often be complicated with side effects associated with high dose narcotic such as respiratory depression and those associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as interference with bone healing process. Local anesthetics can help in both decreasing postoperative pain and minimizing side effects associated with systematically administered analgesics. This report describes the use of preoperative ultrasound guided dorsal ramus nerve block to reduce postoperative pain in six patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery under general anesthesia. PMID:26442404

  17. Combined spinal/general anesthesia with postoperative femoral nerve block for total knee replacement in a patient with familial hyperkalemic periodic paralysis: a case report.

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    Barker, Maria C

    2010-06-01

    Familial hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) is a rare genetic disorder in which the sodium channels in skeletal muscle cells have altered structure and function. Small elevations in serum potassium lead to inactivation of sodium channels, causing episodic weakness or paralysis. Exposure to cold, anesthesia, fasting, emotional stress, potassium ingestion, and rest after exercise can stimulate an attack. This case report describes a 65-year-old man with HYPP who was admitted for a right total knee arthroplasty. He had a history of arteriosclerotic heart disease and stenting 8 years earlier, previous inferior wall myocardial infarction with ejection fraction of 65%, anxiety, degenerative joint disease, well-controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus, and a body mass index of 53.3 kg/m2. A combined spinal/general anesthetic with a femoral nerve block for postoperative pain control was chosen. Careful attention was given to monitoring and maintenance of core temperature, use of insulin and glucose to maintain normokalemia, and carbohydrate loading the night before surgery. The patient recovered from the anesthetic without complication and had pain relief for approximately 22 hours postoperatively because of the femoral nerve block. The patient was without weakness or paralysis related to HYPP in the postanesthesia care unit or throughout his hospitalization. PMID:20572404

  18. Painful stimulation and transient blocking of nerve transduction due to local anesthesia evoke perceptual distortions of the face in healthy volunteers

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    Skyt, Ina; Dagsdóttir, Lilja

    2015-01-01

    Anecdotally, orofacial pain patients sometimes report that the painful face area feels 'swollen'. Because there are no clinical signs of swelling, such illusions may represent perceptual distortions. In this study, we examine whether nociceptive stimulation can lead to perceptual distortion of the face in a way similar to that of local anesthesia. Sixteen healthy participants received injections of 0.4 mL hypertonic saline to induce short-term nociceptive stimulation, 0.4 mL Mepivacain (local anesthetics) to transiently block nerve transduction and 0.4 mL isotonic saline as a control condition. Injections were performed in both the infraorbital and the mental nerve region. Perceptual distortions were conceptualized as perceived changes in magnitude of the injected areas and the lips, and it was measured using 1) a verbal subjective rating scale and 2) a warping procedure. Prior to the study, participants filled in several psychological questionnaires. This study shows that both nociceptive stimulation (p<0.05) and transient blocking of nerve transduction (p<0.05) can lead to perceptual distortion of the face. A test-retest experiment including nine new healthy subjects supported the results. Perceptual distortions were positively correlated with the psychological variable dissociation in several conditions (p<0.05). Perceptual distortions may therefore be influenced by somatosensory changes and psychological mechanisms. PERSPECTIVE: Knowledge of the factors that influence the perception of the face is important to understand the possible implications of perceptual distortions in orofacial pain disorders (and possibly other chronic pain states). Such information may ultimately open up for new treatment strategies for persistent orofacial pain.

  19. Variability in the origin of the obturator artery

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    Mangala M. Pai

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: General surgeons dealing with laparoscopic herniorrhaphy should be aware of the aberrant obturator artery that crosses the superior pubic ramus and is susceptible to injuries during dissection of the Bogros space and mesh stapling onto Cooper's ligament. The obturator artery is usually described as a branch of the anterior division of the internal iliac artery, although variations have been reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted on 98 pelvic halves of embalmed cadavers, and the origin and course of the obturator artery were traced and noted. RESULTS: In 79% of the specimens, the obturator artery was a branch of the internal iliac artery. It branched off at different levels either from the anterior division or posterior division, individually or with other named branches. In 19% of the cases, the obturator artery branched off from the external iliac artery as a separate branch or with the inferior epigastric artery. However, in the remaining 2% of the specimens, both the internal and the external iliac arteries branched to form an anastomotic structure within the pelvic cavity. CONCLUSION: The data obtained in this study show that it is more common to find an abnormal obturator artery than was reported previously, and this observation has implications for pelvic surgeons and is of academic interest to anatomists. Surgeons dealing with direct, indirect, femoral, or obturator hernias need to be aware of these variations and their close proximity to the femoral ring.

  20. Variability in the origin of the obturator artery

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    Mangala M., Pai; Ashwin, Krishnamurthy; Latha V, Prabhu; Manohar V., Pai; Senthil A., Kumar; Gavishiddappa A., Hadimani.

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: General surgeons dealing with laparoscopic herniorrhaphy should be aware of the aberrant obturator artery that crosses the superior pubic ramus and is susceptible to injuries during dissection of the Bogros space and mesh stapling onto Cooper's ligament. The obturator artery is usually [...] described as a branch of the anterior division of the internal iliac artery, although variations have been reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted on 98 pelvic halves of embalmed cadavers, and the origin and course of the obturator artery were traced and noted. RESULTS: In 79% of the specimens, the obturator artery was a branch of the internal iliac artery. It branched off at different levels either from the anterior division or posterior division, individually or with other named branches. In 19% of the cases, the obturator artery branched off from the external iliac artery as a separate branch or with the inferior epigastric artery. However, in the remaining 2% of the specimens, both the internal and the external iliac arteries branched to form an anastomotic structure within the pelvic cavity. CONCLUSION: The data obtained in this study show that it is more common to find an abnormal obturator artery than was reported previously, and this observation has implications for pelvic surgeons and is of academic interest to anatomists. Surgeons dealing with direct, indirect, femoral, or obturator hernias need to be aware of these variations and their close proximity to the femoral ring.

  1. Trans-obturator Tape in surgical treatment of urinary incontinence

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a new minimally-invasive surgical procedure using trans-obturator Tape (TOT to treat female stress urinary incontinence.Methods: This clinical trial study was performed from 2003 to 2004 in the Gynecology Department of Imam Hospital, Vali-e-Asr, Tehran, Iran. A total of 35 women with stress urinary incontinence underwent the TOT procedure. All patients underwent pre-operative clinical examination, cough-stress test (full bladder, uroflowmetry and post-voiding residual volume assessment. Results: The mean age of patients was 50 years, ranging from 26 to 74 years, with an average urinary stress incontinence duration of six years. The mean time of follow-up was 14 months (at 1, 6, 12 and 24 months and the average duration of surgery was about 20 minutes. The perioperative complication rate was 9% with no vascular, nerve or bowel injuries. The rate of hemorrhagic side effects (spontaneously-absorbed hematoma and blood loss not requiring blood transfusion was 2.9%. Post-operative urinary retention and vaginal erosion occurred in one case each; the former was treated by intermittent self-catheterization. In total, 91.4% of patients were completely cured and 8.6% were improved without failure of treatment. Conclusions: The present study confirms the results obtained by Delorme and coworkers, and allows us to consider TOT as a safe, minimally invasive and efficient short-term surgical technique for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, alone or in combination with prolapse repair. Following this study, a randomized control trial is recommended to compare TOT with the gold standard surgery for women with urinary incontinence.

  2. Obturator hernia: Little old lady’s hernia.

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    2013-01-01

    Obturator hernias are a rare occurrence and any delay in diagnosis may lead to prolonged bowel ischaemia and subsequent infarction which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. This is a case of a frail and cachectic 85-year-old lady who presented with eight day history of abdominal pain, vomiting, absolute constipation and right hip pain on walking. Imaging showed a strangulated obturator hernia that was successfully managed with surgery.

  3. Interstinal Obstruction Due to Obturator Hernia {A Rarest Presentation}

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    2012-01-01

    An obturator hernia is a rare variety of abdominal hernia that presents with a confusing clinical picture. We present a case of 74-year-old woman who admitted to our hospital because of abdominal distention, abdominal pain, and vomiting for 3 days. Incarcerated intestinal obstruction due to the right-sided obturator hernia was found preoperatively. Perforation of the small bowel due to incarceration was noted during laparotomy. Bowel resection and anastomosis were done. She was recovered afte...

  4. Lack of correlation between obturation limits and apical leakage

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    Ricardo, Machado; Ulisses Xavier da, Silva Neto; Sergio Aparecido, Ignacio; Rodrigo Sanches, Cunha.

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper was to evaluate a possible correlation between obturation limits and leakage. Thirty-six extracted human mandibular incisors were used, characterized by straight and single canals, non-anatomical complexities, absence of previous end [...] odontic treatment, complete root formation and patent foramen. For standardization of the specimens for the leakage analysis, foraminal instrumentation was performed up to a Flexofile #25 (Dentsply-Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland). All specimens were instrumented and filled following the same protocol, and the obturation limits were measured using Axiovision 4.5 Software (Carl Zeiss Vision, Hallbergmoos, Germany). The specimens were then separated into three groups (n = 12) according to the following variables: Group I - obturation limits ranging from 0 mm to 0.76 mm of the main apical foramen. Group II - obturation limits ranging from 0.77 mm to 0.98 mm of the main apical foramen. Group III - obturation limits ranging from 0.99 mm to 1.68 mm of the main apical foramen. Apical leakage was quantified by fluid filtration. The analyses were confronted using Pearson's test (p > 0.05). Groups I, II and III showed Pearson correlation values (r2) of -0.152, -0.186 and 0.058, respectively. No correlation was found between the obturation limits and apical leakage

  5. Bloqueio do nervo supraescapular: procedimento importante na prática clínica. Parte II Suprascapular nerve block: important procedure in clinical practice. Part II

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O bloqueio do nervo supraescapular é um método de tratamento reprodutível, confiável e extremamente efetivo no controle da dor no ombro. Esse método tem sido amplamente utilizado por profissionais na prática clínica, como reumatologistas, ortopedistas, neurologistas e especialistas em dor, na terapêutica de enfermidades crônicas, como lesão irreparável do manguito rotador, artrite reumatoide, sequelas de AVC e capsulite adesiva, o que justifica a presente revisão (Parte II. O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever as técnicas do procedimento e suas complicações descritas na literatura, já que a primeira parte reportou as indicações clínicas, drogas e volumes utilizados em aplicação única ou múltipla. Apresentamse, detalhadamente, os acessos para a realização do procedimento tanto direto como indireto, anterior e posterior, lateral e medial, e superior e inferior. Diversas são as opções para se realizar o bloqueio do nervo supraescapular. Apesar de raras, as complicações podem ocorrer. Quando bem indicado, este método deve ser considerado.The suprascapular nerve block is a reproducible, reliable, and extremely effective treatment method in shoulder pain control. This method has been widely used by professionals in clinical practice such as rheumatologists, orthopedists, neurologists, and pain specialists in the treatment of chronic diseases such as irreparable rotator cuff injury, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke sequelae, and adhesive capsulitis, which justifies the present review (Part II. The objective of this study was to describe the techniques and complications of the procedure described in the literature, as the first part reported the clinical indications, drugs, and volumes used in single or multiple procedures. We present in details the accesses used in the procedure: direct and indirect, anterior and posterior, lateral and medial, upper and lower. There are several options to perform suprascapular nerve block. Although rare, complications can occur. When properly indicated, this method should be considered.

  6. Bloqueio do nervo supraescapular: procedimento importante na prática clínica. Parte II / Suprascapular nerve block: important procedure in clinical practice. Part II

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    Marcos Rassi, Fernandes; Maria Alves, Barbosa; Ana Luiza Lima, Sousa; Gilson Cassem, Ramos.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O bloqueio do nervo supraescapular é um método de tratamento reprodutível, confiável e extremamente efetivo no controle da dor no ombro. Esse método tem sido amplamente utilizado por profissionais na prática clínica, como reumatologistas, ortopedistas, neurologistas e especialistas em dor, na terapê [...] utica de enfermidades crônicas, como lesão irreparável do manguito rotador, artrite reumatoide, sequelas de AVC e capsulite adesiva, o que justifica a presente revisão (Parte II). O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever as técnicas do procedimento e suas complicações descritas na literatura, já que a primeira parte reportou as indicações clínicas, drogas e volumes utilizados em aplicação única ou múltipla. Apresentamse, detalhadamente, os acessos para a realização do procedimento tanto direto como indireto, anterior e posterior, lateral e medial, e superior e inferior. Diversas são as opções para se realizar o bloqueio do nervo supraescapular. Apesar de raras, as complicações podem ocorrer. Quando bem indicado, este método deve ser considerado. Abstract in english The suprascapular nerve block is a reproducible, reliable, and extremely effective treatment method in shoulder pain control. This method has been widely used by professionals in clinical practice such as rheumatologists, orthopedists, neurologists, and pain specialists in the treatment of chronic d [...] iseases such as irreparable rotator cuff injury, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke sequelae, and adhesive capsulitis, which justifies the present review (Part II). The objective of this study was to describe the techniques and complications of the procedure described in the literature, as the first part reported the clinical indications, drugs, and volumes used in single or multiple procedures. We present in details the accesses used in the procedure: direct and indirect, anterior and posterior, lateral and medial, upper and lower. There are several options to perform suprascapular nerve block. Although rare, complications can occur. When properly indicated, this method should be considered.

  7. Bloqueio do nervo supraescapular: procedimento importante na prática clínica / Suprascapular nerve block: important procedure in clinical practice / Bloqueo del nervio supraescapular: procedimiento importante en la práctica clínica

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    Marcos Rassi, Fernandes; Maria Alves, Barbosa; Ana Luiza Lima, Sousa; Gilson Cassem, Ramos.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A dor no ombro é uma queixa frequente que ocasiona grande incapacidade funcional no membro acometido, assim como redução na qualidade de vida dos pacientes. O bloqueio do nervo supraescapular é um método terapêutico eficaz e vem sendo cada vez mais utilizado pelos anestesi [...] ologistas tanto para anestesia regional quanto para analgesia pós-operatória de cirurgias realizadas nesta articulação, o que justifica a presente revisão, cujo objetivo principal é descrever a técnica aplicada e as indicações clínicas. CONTEÚDO: Apresenta-se a anatomia do nervo supraescapular, desde a sua origem do plexo braquial até os seus ramos terminais, assim como as características gerais e a técnica empregada na execução do bloqueio deste nervo, as principais drogas utilizadas e o volume e as situações em que se faz jus a sua aplicação. CONCLUSÕES: O bloqueio do nervo supraescapular é um procedimento seguro e extremamente eficaz na terapia da dor no ombro. Também de fácil reprodutibilidade, está sendo muito utilizado por profissionais de várias especialidades médicas. Quando bem indicado, este método deve ser considerado Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El dolor en el hombro es un quejido frecuente que ocasiona una gran incapacidad funcional en el miembro perjudicado, como también la reducción en la calidad de vida de los pacientes. El bloqueo del nervio supraescapular es un método terapéutico eficaz y ha venido siendo ca [...] da vez más utilizado por los anestesiólogos tanto para la anestesia regional como para la analgesia postoperatoria de cirugías realizadas en esa articulación, lo que justifica la presente revisión cuyo objetivo principal es describir la técnica aplicada y las indicaciones clínicas. CONTENIDO: Presentamos la anatomía del nervio supraescapular, desde su origen, y desde el plexo braquial hasta sus ramas terminales, como también las características generales y la técnica usada en la ejecución del bloqueo de ese nervio, los principales fármacos utilizados y el volumen y las situaciones en que se justifica su aplicación. CONCLUSIONES: El bloqueo del nervio supraescapular es un procedimiento seguro y extremadamente eficaz en la terapia del dolor en el hombro. También es fácilmente reproducible y está siendo muy utilizado por profesionales de varias especialidades médicas. Cuando está bien indicado, el método debe ser tenido en cuenta Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Shoulder pain is a frequent complaint that results in great functional disability in the affected shoulder as well as the decrease in patients' quality of life. Suprascapular nerve block is an effective therapeutic method and has been increasingly used by anesthesiologists [...] both for regional anesthesia and postoperative analgesia of surgeries carried out in this articulation, which justifies this review, whose main purpose was to describe the applied technique and clinical indications. CONTENT: It is presented the anatomy of suprascapular nerve, since its brachial plexus origin until its terminal branches, as well as general characteristics and technique employed to carry out the block of this nerve, main drugs used, volume and situations that give rise to its applications. CONCLUSIONS: Suprascapular nerve block is a safe and extremely effective procedure in shoulder pain therapy. It also has an easy reproducibility and has been very used by professionals of many medical specialties. When it is well-indicated, this method must be taken into consideration

  8. Essential oil of Lippia alba and its main constituent citral block the excitability of rat sciatic nerves

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    D.G., Sousa; S.D.G., Sousa; R.E.R., Silva; K.S., Silva-Alves; F.W., Ferreira-da-Silva; M.R., Kerntopf; I.R.A., Menezes; J.H., Leal-Cardoso; R., Barbosa.

    Full Text Available Abstract Lippia alba is empirically used for infusions, teas, macerates, and hydroalcoholic extracts because of its antispasmodic, analgesic, sedative, and anxiolytic effects. Citral is a mixture of trans-geranial and cis-neral and is the main constituent of L. alba essential oil and possesses analg [...] esic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, and sedative effects. The present study evaluated the effects of the essential oil of L. alba (EOLa) and citral on compound action potentials (CAPs) in Wistar rat sciatic nerves. Both drugs inhibited CAP in a concentration-dependent manner. The calculated half-maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50) of peak-to-peak amplitude were 53.2 µg/mL and 35.00 µg/mL (or 230 µM) for EOLa and citral, respectively. Peak-to-peak amplitude of the CAP was significantly reduced by 30 µg/mL EOLa and 10 µg/mL citral. EOLa and citral (at 60 and 30 µg/mL, values close to their respective IC50 for CAP blockade) significantly increased chronaxy and rheobase. The conduction velocity of the first and second CAP components was statistically reduced to ?86% of control with 10 µg/mL EOLa and ?90% of control with 3 µg/mL citral. This study showed that EOLa inhibited nerve excitability and this effect can be explained by the presence of citral in its composition. Both EOLa and citral showed inhibitory actions at lower concentrations compared with other essential oils and constituents with local anesthetic activity. In conclusion, these data demonstrate that EOLa and citral are promising agents in the development of new drugs with local anesthetic activity.

  9. CT imaging features of obturator prostheses in patients following palatectomy or maxillectomy.

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    Kumar, V A; Hofstede, T M; Ginsberg, L E

    2011-01-01

    Palatal tumors are often treated with palatectomy or maxillectomy. The resulting surgical defect produces an oroantral communication. An obturator is a removable prosthesis used to close the palatal or maxillectomy defect. Fifteen patients who had undergone palatectomy or maxillectomy for carcinoma and subsequent obturator prosthesis placement were retrospectively studied. Obturators were characterized by Hounsfield units and were subdivided into 3 CT imaging groups: either hyperattenuated, hollow (air-containing), or heterogeneous (isoattenuated to hyperattenuated with internal foci of air). Eight patients had hyperattenuated obturators either representing acrylic resin or Trusoft. Four patients had hollow obturators also composed of acrylic resin or Trusoft. Three patients had heterogeneous obturators, which were composed of only Trusoft. The postoperative imaging of patients treated for palatal or maxillary tumors can be complicated by the presence of obturator prostheses. The intent of this article was to familiarize the reader with the CT imaging features of obturator prostheses. PMID:21799037

  10. Tacrolimus reduces scar formation and promotes sciatic nerve regeneration?

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    Que, Jun; Cao, Quan; SUI, TAO; Du, Shihao; ZHANG, Ailiang; Kong, Dechao; Cao, Xiaojian

    2012-01-01

    A sciatic nerve transection and repair model was established in Sprague-Dawley rats by transecting the tendon of obturator internus muscle in the greater sciatic foramen and suturing with nylon sutures. The models were treated with tacrolimus gavage (4 mg/kg per day) for 0, 2, 4 and 6 weeks. Specimens were harvested at 6 weeks of intragastric administration. Masson staining revealed that the collagen fiber content and scar area in the nerve anastomosis of the sciatic nerve injury rats were si...

  11. Comparative Analysis of Carrier-Based Obturation and Lateral Compaction: A Retrospective Clinical Outcomes Study

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    Van Hale, Robert; Gatti, Robert; Glickman, Gerald N.; Opperman, Lynne A

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    The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare the outcome of primary endodontic treatment using a standardized cleaning and shaping technique and obturation with either lateral compaction or carrier-based obturation. Patients received primary endodontic treatment in the predoctoral dental clinic using a standardized cleaning and shaping protocol. All root canals were obturated using AH PlusTM sealer with lateral compaction of gutta-percha (LC) or carrier-based obturation (CBO). A tot...

  12. Resistance to Fracture of Dental Roots Obturated with Different Materials

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    Uzuntas, Ceren Feriha; Gulsahi, Kamran

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the vertical fracture resistance of roots obturated with different root canal filling materials and sealers. Crowns of 55 extracted mandibular premolar teeth were removed to provide root lengths of 13?mm. Five roots were saved as negative control group (canals unprepared and unfilled). Fifty root canals were instrumented and then five roots were saved as positive control group (canals prepared but unfilled). The remaining 45 roots were randomly divided into three experimental groups (n = 15 root/group) and obturated with the following procedures: in group 1, glass ionomer-based sealer and cone (ActiV GP obturation system); in group 2, bioceramic sealer and cone (EndoSequence BC obturation system); and in group 3, roots were filled with bioceramic sealer and cone (Smartpaste bio obturation system). All specimens were tested in a universal testing machine for measuring fracture resistance. For each root, the force at the time of fracture was recorded in Newtons. The statistical analysis was performed by using Kruskal-Wallis and post hoc test. There were no significant differences between the three experimental groups. The fracture values of three experimental and negative control groups were significantly higher than the positive control group. Within the limitations of this study, all materials increased the fracture resistance of instrumented roots. PMID:25756048

  13. Resistance to fracture of dental roots obturated with different materials.

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    Celikten, Berkan; Uzuntas, Ceren Feriha; Gulsahi, Kamran

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the vertical fracture resistance of roots obturated with different root canal filling materials and sealers. Crowns of 55 extracted mandibular premolar teeth were removed to provide root lengths of 13 mm. Five roots were saved as negative control group (canals unprepared and unfilled). Fifty root canals were instrumented and then five roots were saved as positive control group (canals prepared but unfilled). The remaining 45 roots were randomly divided into three experimental groups (n = 15 root/group) and obturated with the following procedures: in group 1, glass ionomer-based sealer and cone (ActiV GP obturation system); in group 2, bioceramic sealer and cone (EndoSequence BC obturation system); and in group 3, roots were filled with bioceramic sealer and cone (Smartpaste bio obturation system). All specimens were tested in a universal testing machine for measuring fracture resistance. For each root, the force at the time of fracture was recorded in Newtons. The statistical analysis was performed by using Kruskal-Wallis and post hoc test. There were no significant differences between the three experimental groups. The fracture values of three experimental and negative control groups were significantly higher than the positive control group. Within the limitations of this study, all materials increased the fracture resistance of instrumented roots. PMID:25756048

  14. A review of 12 cases of obturator hernia

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    We report on our evaluation in twelve cases of obturator hernia in our hospital. The subjects were twelve patients who underwent an operation for obturator hernia in our hospital between April 2001 and August 2009. We divided these patients into two groups, namely the intestinal resection group and the non-intestinal resection group, and evaluated both groups for duration from onset, radiographic findings and so on. The average age of the patients was 83.5 years (73-93 yr), and all patients were women. The average body mass index (BMI) was 17.6 kg/m2. The majority of the chief complaints was vomiting (7 cases 58.3%). The Howship-Romberg sign was observed in only three patients (25%). Preoperative CT scan revealed obturator hernia in nine patients. Preoperative duration from onset was 5-528 hr (average 120 hr). Emergency surgery was performed in all cases, and we tried the open method for eleven cases and the laparoscopic method for one case. The hernia hilus in four cases was closed with simple closure, and with mesh in eight cases. Recently, early diagnosis and treatment of obturator hernia has become feasible. Therefore, minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopic surgery might be desirable as the first choice of surgical treatment for obturator hernia in the future. (author)

  15. Speech rehabilitation of maxillectomy patients with hollow bulb obturator

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    Pravesh Kumar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To evaluate the effect of hollow bulb obturator prosthesis on articulation and nasalance in maxillectomy patients. Materials and Methods: A total of 10 patients, who were to undergo maxillectomy, falling under Aramany classes I and II, with normal speech and hearing pattern were selected for the study. They were provided with definitive maxillary obturators after complete healing of the defect. The patients were asked to wear the obturator for six weeks and speech analysis was done to measure changes in articulation and nasalance at four different stages of treatment, namely, preoperative, postoperative (after complete healing, that is, 3-4 months after surgery, after 24 hours, and after six weeks of providing the obturators. Articulation was measured objectively for distortion, addition, substitution, and omission by a speech pathologist, and nasalance was measured by Dr. Speech software. Results: The statistical comparison of preoperative and six weeks post rehabilitation levels showed insignificance in articulation and nasalance. Comparison of post surgery complete healing with six weeks after rehabilitation showed significant differences in both nasalance and articulation. Conclusion: Providing an obturator improves the speech closer to presurgical levels of articulation and there is improvement in nasality also.

  16. Three-dimensional helical computed tomographic evaluation of three obturation techniques: In vitro study

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    M Chokkalingam

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    Full Text Available Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adequacy of three obturation techniques namely lateral condensation, EQ Fil (backfill obturation and thermafil (core carrier obturation techniques using three-dimensional (3D helical computed tomography (CT by volume rendering method. Materials and Methods: Thirty freshly extracted teeth were randomly divided into three groups of 10 teeth each. Biomechanical preparation was done in all the teeth using rotary instruments. All three sets of teeth were placed in helical CT slice scanner and were imaged before obturation. The three sets were then obturated by following methods: Group I: lateral condensation, Group II: EQ Fil (backfill and Group III: thermafil (core carrier obturation.Volume of the pulp chamber and gutta-percha after obturation were calculated using volume rendering technique and adequacy of the obturation techniques were calculated. Statistical Analysis Used: One-way ANOVA and Multiple-Range Tukey Test by Tukey-HSD procedure Results: Mean change in lateral condensation (0.005±0.002 was significantly higher than that of thermafil obturation (0.002±0.001 [P<0.05]. Conclusions: Conventional lateral condensation technique showed maximal inadequacy of obturation and thermafil obturation technique showed the least inadequacy of obturation when the volume of the specimens were calculated and reconstructed

  17. Differential efficacy of endodontic obturation procedures: an ex vivo study.

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    Ardizzoni, Andrea; Generali, Luigi; Righi, Elena; Baschieri, Maria C; Cavani, Francesco; Manca, Lidia; Lugli, Eleonora; Migliarese, Luigi; Blasi, Elisabetta; Neglia, Rachele G

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    By means of a double-chamber model, different root canal filling materials and procedures were compared. Briefly, the root canals of single-rooted human teeth, extracted for periodontal reasons, were instrumented and obturated by gutta-percha/Pulp Canal Sealer EWT (PCS) or by Resilon, in association with different sealers (Real Seal, RelyX Unicem or Meta). Obturation was achieved by traditional continuous wave of condensation technique (TCWCT), a modified version of it (MCWCT), or single cone technique (SCT). The obturated roots, inserted in a double-chamber model, were sterilized by gamma irradiation. Next, Enterococcus faecalis was added to the upper chamber and the specimens were incubated at 37 °C for up to 120 days; the development of turbidity in the lower chambers' broths indicated bacterial leakage through the obturated root canals. The kinetics of leakage were analyzed in different groups by means of Kaplan-Meier statistics and compared by log-rank test. The results showed that root canals obturated with either gutta-percha/PCS using the MCWCT, Resilon/Real Seal SCT or Resilon/RelyX Unicem using the TCWCT displayed significantly better performance than the remaining groups (p < 0.01). Histological evaluation, performed to investigate microbial localization inside specimens, confirmed that this parameter varied according to the obturation procedures and materials employed. This ex vivo study indicates that gutta-percha/PCS, if used with the MCWCT, is as effective as Resilon when coupled to Real Seal with the SCT or, interestingly, to RelyX Unicem with the TCWCT. These data suggest that further improvement of the currently employed root canal filling procedures is achievable, depending on both the filling materials and the technique employed, thus encouraging clinical studies in this direction. PMID:23836051

  18. Bloqueo ciático continuo con catéter estimulador guiado mediante ecografía para tratamiento del miembro fantasma doloroso Ultrasound-guided continuous sciatic nerve block with stimulating catheter for the treatment of phantom limb pain

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    A. Martínez Navas

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Los bloqueos nerviosos periféricos pueden ser una alternativa a la analgesia intravenosa y epidural en el tratamiento del miembro fantasma doloroso. La dificultad en la localización del nervio ciático mediante neuroestimulación en pacientes con arteriopatía periférica y neuropatía puede verse aumentada por el hecho de presentar una amputación del miembro inferior, que imposibilita la observación de una respuesta motora en el pie coincidiendo con la localización del nervio. En estos casos, la ecografía puede convertirse en una técnica de localización nerviosa determinante del éxito de la analgesia ya que permite la identificación del nervio, así como la visualización en tiempo real de la posición relativa de la aguja y catéter respecto al nervio y la difusión del anestésico local administrado. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con miembro fantasma doloroso resistente al tratamiento convencional que se controló con un bloqueo ciático continuo con catéter estimulador guiado con ecografía.Peripheral nerve blocks can be an alternative to intravenous and epidural analgesia in the treatment of phantom limb pain. The difficulty of localizing the sciatic nerve through neurostimulation in patients with peripheral arteriopathy and neuropathy can be increased by lower limb amputation, making it impossible to observe a motor response in the foot coinciding with localization of the nerve. In these cases, ultrasonography can become a technique for nerve localization and determine the success of analgesic strategy, since it allows nerve identification, as well as visualization in real time of the relative position of the needle and catheter with respect to the nerve and the diffusion of the local anesthetic administered. We report the case of a patient with phantom limb pain refractory to conventional treatment, in whom pain control was achieved by ultrasound-guided continuous sciatic block with stimulating catheter.

  19. Bloqueo ciático continuo con catéter estimulador guiado mediante ecografía para tratamiento del miembro fantasma doloroso / Ultrasound-guided continuous sciatic nerve block with stimulating catheter for the treatment of phantom limb pain

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    A., Martínez Navas; R., Ortiz de la Tabla González; M., Echevarría Moreno.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Los bloqueos nerviosos periféricos pueden ser una alternativa a la analgesia intravenosa y epidural en el tratamiento del miembro fantasma doloroso. La dificultad en la localización del nervio ciático mediante neuroestimulación en pacientes con arteriopatía periférica y neuropatía puede verse aument [...] ada por el hecho de presentar una amputación del miembro inferior, que imposibilita la observación de una respuesta motora en el pie coincidiendo con la localización del nervio. En estos casos, la ecografía puede convertirse en una técnica de localización nerviosa determinante del éxito de la analgesia ya que permite la identificación del nervio, así como la visualización en tiempo real de la posición relativa de la aguja y catéter respecto al nervio y la difusión del anestésico local administrado. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con miembro fantasma doloroso resistente al tratamiento convencional que se controló con un bloqueo ciático continuo con catéter estimulador guiado con ecografía. Abstract in english Peripheral nerve blocks can be an alternative to intravenous and epidural analgesia in the treatment of phantom limb pain. The difficulty of localizing the sciatic nerve through neurostimulation in patients with peripheral arteriopathy and neuropathy can be increased by lower limb amputation, making [...] it impossible to observe a motor response in the foot coinciding with localization of the nerve. In these cases, ultrasonography can become a technique for nerve localization and determine the success of analgesic strategy, since it allows nerve identification, as well as visualization in real time of the relative position of the needle and catheter with respect to the nerve and the diffusion of the local anesthetic administered. We report the case of a patient with phantom limb pain refractory to conventional treatment, in whom pain control was achieved by ultrasound-guided continuous sciatic block with stimulating catheter.

  20. Study of Brass Obturator Design for Combustible Cartridge Case for 105mm Tank Gun Ammunition

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    R.K. Syal

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    Full Text Available Brass cartridge case provides rearward obturation in the tank gun ammunition where the gun systedt has a sliding breech mechanism. In the case of semi-combustible cartridge case (SCCC ammunition, obturation is provided by a smal1 metal stub. The mechanism of obturation and obturator design for kinetic energy and high explosive squash heat (HESH, SCCC ammunition of 105mm tank gun have been studied. The dynamic firing results for SCCC ammunition for 105 mm tank gun reveal height 115 mm provides perfect obturation. The ballistic performance of SCCC ammunition is comparable with that of the brass-cartridged round in the pressure range 150-450 MPa.

  1. Does audiovisual stimulation with music and nature sights (MuViCure) reduce pain and discomfort during placement of a femoral nerve block?

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    Nikolajsen, Lone; Lyndgaard, Kirsten; Schriver, Nina B; Moller, Jytte F

    2009-02-01

    MuViCure (Photobia ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark) is a new program for audiovisual stimulation. We hypothesized that audiovisual stimulation would reduce pain and discomfort and improve patients' well-being during placement of a femoral nerve block. Fifty-five outpatients scheduled for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomly allocated into three groups: the first group received audiovisual stimulation (MuViCure), the second group received audio stimulation (MusiCure, Gefion Records ApS, Virum, Denmark), and the third group received no intervention (control). Ten of the 55 patients underwent a qualitative in-depth interview 1-2 days after surgery. Pain and discomfort during the procedure were more prominent in the MuViCure group when compared with the other two groups. Despite these negative results, 14 of the 19 patients in the MuViCure group answered that MuViCure had a positive effect on their well-being. The qualitative interviews revealed that a number of factors other than the audiovisual stimulation had a significant impact on the patients' experience. The use of MuViCure may be more appropriate in other settings. PMID:19185817

  2. A description of the spread of injectate after psoas compartment block using magnetic resonance imaging.

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    Mannion, Stephen

    2012-02-03

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides for excellent visualization of spread of solution after peripheral nerve block. The aim of this observational study was to utilize MRI to describe the distribution of injectate (gadopentetate dimeglumine) administered for continuous psoas compartment block (PCB) performed by use of two approaches (Capdevila and modified Winnie) and to describe the spread of injectate to the lumbar plexus. METHODS: Four volunteers were enrolled in a prospective crossover study. Each volunteer underwent PCB with catheter placement performed by use of Capdevila\\'s approach followed 1 week later by PCB, with catheter placement performed by use of a modified Winnie approach. MRI of injectate distribution was performed after each PCB. RESULTS: The catheter was unable to be inserted in 1 volunteer undergoing Winnie\\'s approach; therefore, 7 sets of MR images were analyzed. In 6 of 7 cases (4 Capdevila and 2 Winnie) spread was primarily within the psoas muscle. Contrast surrounded the L2-3 lumbar branch of the femoral nerve at L4 and cleaved the fascial plane within the psoas muscle and spread cephalad to reach the lumbar nerve roots. In 1 case (Winnie approach) contrast spread between the psoas and quadratus lumborum muscles. Contrast surrounded the femoral and obturator nerves where they lie outside the psoas muscle at L5. CONCLUSION: The most common pattern of injectate spread seen on MRI with both approaches to PCB was spread within the body of the psoas muscle around the lumbar branches (L2-4), with cephalad spread to the lumbar nerve roots. One catheter resulted in injectate between the psoas and quadratus lumborum muscles.

  3. Lidocaine versus ropivacaine for postoperative continuous paravertebral nerve blocks in patients undergoing laparoscopic bowel surgery: a randomized, controlled, double- blinded, pilot study

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    Full Text Available Daniela Ghisi,1,3 Andrea Fanelli,1,2 Julie Jouguelet-Lacoste,1 Luca La Colla,1,4 Anne-Sophie Auroux,1,5 Jacques E Chelly1 1Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 2Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy; 3Department of Anesthesia and Postoperative Intensive Care, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy; 4Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy 5Institut des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques-Faculté de Pharmacie de Lyon Université Claude Bernard Lyon, FranceBackground and objectives: Lidocaine could provide many advantages in continuous regional anesthesia techniques, including faster onset, greater titratability, and lower cost than long-acting local anesthetics. This prospective, randomized, double-blinded, pilot study is therefore intended to compare lidocaine to ropivacaine in bilateral continuous paravertebral blocks using a multimodal approach for postoperative pain management following laparoscopic bowel surgery.Methods: Thirty-five ASA I–III consecutive patients undergoing elective laparoscopic bowel surgery and bilateral thoracic paravertebral continuous blocks were analyzed: bilateral thoracic paravertebral infusions of ropivacaine 0.2% (Group Ropi, n=18 or lidocaine 0.25% (Group Lido, n=17 were started at 7 mL/h in the postanesthesia care unit. For each patient, we collected numerical rating scores (NRS for pain at rest and during movement at baseline, at postanesthesia care unit discharge, at 24 hours and 48 hours after the end of surgery, as well as hydromorphone patient-controlled analgesia requirements, local anesthetic consumption, side effects, postoperative complications, and functional outcomes.Results: No effect of group distribution on NRS scores for pain at rest or at movement (P=0.823 and P=0.146, nor on hydromorphone (P=0.635 or local anesthetic consumption (P=0.063 was demonstrated at any analyzed time point. Hospital length of stay and spontaneous ambulation were comparable between groups (P=0.636 and P=0.148. In the context of a multimodal approach, the two drugs showed comparable safety profiles.Discussion: Lidocaine 0.25% and ropivacaine 0.2% provided similar analgesic profiles after elective abdominal surgeries, without any difference in terms of functional outcomes. The easier titratability of lidocaine together with its lower cost induced our clinical practice to definitely switch from ropivacaine to lidocaine for postoperative bilateral paravertebral continuous infusions.Keywords: laparoscopic bowel surgery, lidocaine, ropivacaine, continuous paravertebral nerve blocks, pilot study

  4. Relationship between Mandibular Nerve Block Anesthesia and Body Mass Index in Children / Relación entre la Anestesia del Nervio Mandibular y el Índice de Masa Corporal en Niños

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    Viviana, Castillo; Andrea, Cerón; Ricardo, Cartes-Velásquez; Pedro, Aravena.

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue observar la relación entre el bloqueo anestésico efectivo (BAE) del nervio mandibular, inyectando 1,8 ml de lidocaína al 2% con epinefrina 1:100.000, en niños y su índice de masa corporal (IMC). Fue diseñado un estudio de cohorte prospectivo. Se seleccionó una muestra [...] de 93 niños que se atienden en el Módulo Dental de JUNAEB de Frutillar entre abril y julio de 2011. Se registró edad, sexo, motivo de la exodoncia y tipo de diente (permanente o deciduo). Se calculó el IMC para cada niño, que fue categorizado en 2 cohortes de acuerdo al criterio de la OMS: “bajo peso - normal” (BPN) para aquellos con un IMC p85. Después de aplicar la técnica anestésica, a los 10 minutos se evaluó su efectividad registrando el BAE. Se analizó la relación estadística entre IMC y BAE mediante Test exacto de Fisher (p Abstract in english The aim of this study was to observe the relationship between the anesthetic block sucess (ABS) of mandibular nerve, by injecting 1.8 ml of lidocaine 2% with epinephrine 1:100,000, in children and their body mass index (BMI). A prospective cohort study was designed. A sample of 93 6-13 years childre [...] n attended in JUNAEB Dental Module of Frutillar between April and July 2011. We recorded age, gender, reason for tooth extraction and tooth type (permanent or deciduous). BMI was calculated for each child and categorized into two cohorts of study according to WHO criteria: those with a BMI p85 as "over weight - obese" (OWO). After applying the anesthetic technique, effect was evaluated at 10 minutes recording its effectivenes. We analyzed statistically significant relationship between ABS and BMI using Fisher's exact test with (p

  5. Hermetizing ability of the new obturating material for root canals «Real Seal» with «Resilon» technology

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    Makedonova Y.A.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Simple, reliable and predictable obturation of root canals side by side with their cleaning and forming is an essential part of the endodontic treatment. The aim of this research is investigation of obturation density of root canals. Canals filled by means of lateral condensation of the new obturative system «Real Seal/Resilon» and by means of traditional method of canals obturation with the help of gutta-percha and sealer ??-plus. The results of the research proved a ligher hermetizing ability of the new experimental material «Real Seal» in comparison with obturation by means of gutta-percha pins. The obtained data reflects an objective picture and can be applied as a unique quality monitoring obturation of root canals.

  6. Surgical anatomy of the retroperitoneal spaces, Part IV: retroperitoneal nerves.

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    Mirilas, Petros; Skandalakis, John E

    2010-03-01

    We present surgicoanatomical topographic relations of nerves and plexuses in the retroperitoneal space: 1) six named parietal nerves, branches of the lumbar plexus: iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal, genitofemoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, obturator, femoral. 2) The sacral plexus is formed by the lumbosacral trunk, ventral rami of S1-S3, and part of S4; the remainder of S4 joining the coccygeal plexus. From this plexus originate the superior gluteal nerve, which passes backward through the greater sciatic foramen above the piriformis muscle; the inferior gluteal nerve also courses through the greater sciatic foramen, but below the piriformis; 3) sympathetic trunks: right and left lumbar sympathetic trunks, which comprise four interconnected ganglia, and the pelvic chains; 4) greater, lesser, and least thoracic splanchnic nerves (sympathetic), which pass the diaphragm and join celiac ganglia; 5) four lumbar splanchnic nerves (sympathetic), which arise from lumbar sympathetic ganglia; 6) pelvic splanchnic nerves (nervi erigentes), providing parasympathetic innervation to the descending colon and pelvic splanchna; and 7) autonomic (prevertebral) plexuses, formed by the vagus nerves, splanchnic nerves, and ganglia (celiac, superior mesenteric, aorticorenal). They include sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory (mainly pain) fibers. The autonomic plexuses comprise named parts: aortic, superior mesenteric, inferior mesenteric, superior hypogastric, and inferior hypogastric (hypogastric nerves). PMID:20349652

  7. Obturating surfaces in the junction of two CANDU fuel bundles

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    In the Institute of Nuclear Research at Pitesti a general computer code was developed devoted to automatic designing of CANDU type bundles. It may be applied to compute the areas of the obturating surfaces formed at the joints of fuel bundles in each of the 360 positions corresponding to a degree by degree relative rotation of one bundle against the other. Also, the code can evaluate all the pressure drops along a column of 12 fuel bundles, namely: the local drops (at entrance in upstream bundle, at the exit from downstream bundle, in the spacers', bearing pads', and joints' zones), the drops along the fuel bundle segments without appendices, and the total drop (i.e. the sum of local and distributed pressure drops). The paper presents graphically the degree-by-degree variations from 0 angle to 360 angle of the obturating surfaces for a number of 68 specific joints formed by combinations of four different types of fuel bundles. (authors)

  8. Resistance to Fracture of Dental Roots Obturated with Different Materials

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    Celikten, Berkan; Uzuntas, Ceren Feriha; Gulsahi, Kamran

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    The aim of this study was to compare the vertical fracture resistance of roots obturated with different root canal filling materials and sealers. Crowns of 55 extracted mandibular premolar teeth were removed to provide root lengths of 13?mm. Five roots were saved as negative control group (canals unprepared and unfilled). Fifty root canals were instrumented and then five roots were saved as positive control group (canals prepared but unfilled). The remaining 45 roots were randomly divided int...

  9. The Role of Accessory Obturator Arteries in Prostatic Arterial Embolization

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    Bilhim, T; Pisco, J; Campos Pinheiro, L; Rio Tinto, H; Fernandes, L.; Pereira, J.

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    In 9 of 491 patients (1.8%) who underwent prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) for benign prostatic hyperplasia from March 2009-November 2013, prostatic arteries arose from the external iliac artery via an accessory obturator artery (AOA). Computed tomography angiography performed before the procedure identified the variant and allowed planning before the procedure. The nine AOAs were catheterized from a contralateral femoral approach. Bilateral PAE was technically successful in the nine pat...

  10. Landmark-based versus ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks in the treatment of chronic postherniorrhaphy groin pain: a retrospective study

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    Full Text Available Drew Trainor,1 Susan Moeschler,2 Matthew Pingree,1,2 Brian Hoelzer,2 Zhen Wang,2 William Mauck,2 Wenchun Qu1,2 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USABackground: Chronic postherniorrhaphy groin pain (CPGP is a debilitating condition, which is often refractory to conservative medical management. To our knowledge, there have been no studies directly comparing landmarked-based and ultrasound-guided approaches in this population.Objective: To compare the effectiveness of landmark-based and ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks in the treatment of CPGP.Study design: This is a retrospective chart review of patients who presented to our tertiary care pain medicine clinic with a diagnosis of CPGP. Inclusion criteria were the following: age >18 years, diagnosis of groin pain, and prior history of herniorrhaphy. Exclusion criteria included those who were seen for initial consultation but were lost to follow-up. Primary outcomes were 50% or greater reduction in pain on visual analog scale (VAS. Secondary outcomes were 30% or greater reduction in VAS pain score, changes in VAS pain scores, and reported complications.Results: A total of 36 patients were included in the study. Of them, 20 patients underwent the landmark-based and 16 underwent the ultrasound-guided techniques. There was no significant difference in baseline demographics. The average VAS score preinjection was 7.08 in the landmark-based and 7.0 in the ultrasound-guided groups (P=0.65. A total of 14 patients (70% in the landmark-based and eleven patients (79% in the ultrasound-guided groups experienced at least a 50% reduction in VAS scores. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups (P=1.0, and no complications were noted. We also did not find a significant difference in terms of number of patients with 30% or greater reduction (P=0.71 and changes in VAS pain scores (P=0.64. No complications were reported in either group.Conclusion: In our study, there was no statistically significant difference between the landmark-based and ultrasound-guided groups in terms of a reduction in VAS pain scores, and no complications were noted in either group.Keywords: abdominal wall, intramuscular injections, ultrasound, anatomic landmarks

  11. Bloqueo nervioso lumbar selectivo guiado por tomografía computada. Nuestra experiencia en un hospital universitario / Computed tomography guided selective lumbar nerve block: Our experience in a university hospital

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    A.J, Nielsen; G, Criscuolo; S, González Calvo; N, Larrañaga; J.C, Gallo; S, Kozima.

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Presentar nuestra experiencia en el tratamiento mínimamente invasivo de la lumbociatalgia con la inyección de corticoides y anestésicos locales bajo control tomográfico. Materiales y métodos: Se realizaron bloqueos selectivos lumbares bajo control tomográfico a 102 pacientes con lumbociat [...] algia crónica, en un período comprendido entre agosto del 2011 y junio del 2012. Del total de pacientes, se infiltraron 65 a nivel foraminal (64%), 29 a nivel epidural (28%) y 8 a ambos niveles (8%). Los procedimientos se realizaron en forma ambulatoria con anestesia local. Todos los pacientes recibieron tratamiento con antiinflamatorios no esteroides (AINES) vía oral y se utilizó la escala numérica del dolor y el índice de Oswestry (IDO) para medir la discapacidad funcional en cada caso. Resultados: El 100% de los pacientes mostró disminución significativa de la sintomatología apenas finalizó el procedimiento, sin observarse complicaciones inmediatas durante el mismo. Se hizo un seguimiento clínico posterior con las escalas anteriormente mencionadas a los 7 días, 1, 3 y 6 meses. En 95 pacientes (93%) se observó una mejora significativa de los síntomas y se suspendió o se redujo la medicación oral, mientras que en 6 pacientes existió una mejoría parcial de los síntomas al mes, pero hubo una recaída a los 3 meses. En estos casos se debió reiniciar el tratamiento con AINES, manteniéndose a 4 pacientes dentro de la categoría del IDO anterior (aunque con una disminución de al menos 2 puntos en el score numérico del dolor). Sólo un paciente no presentó mejoría de la sintomatología durante el seguimiento y tuvo reaparición de los síntomas habituales a los 7 días, por lo que se debió reprogramar una segunda infiltración. Conclusión: En nuestra experiencia el bloqueo nervioso lumbar selectivo bajo control tomográfico, utilizando esteroides y anestésicos locales, resultó un procedimiento efectivo en el control del dolor con un bajo índice de complicaciones. Abstract in english Objectives: To present our experience with minimally invasive treatment of low back pain and sciatica with the computed tomography-guided percutaneous injection of steroids and local anaesthetics. Materials and methods: From August 2011 to June 2012, 102 patients underwent selective computed tomogra [...] phy-guided foraminal block for low back pain and sciatica treatment. Sixtyfi ve patients received foraminal infi ltration (64%), 29 epidural infi ltration (28%), and 8 (8%) were subject to combined procedures. All procedures were performed on an outpatient basis with local anaesthetic, with no immediate complications. All patients received oral NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-infl ammatory drugs) prior to the procedure. A numeric scale of pain and the Oswestry index (IDO) was employed to measure local pain and limb disability. All patients showed at least 7 points in the initial evaluation. Results: All the patients showed a significant reduction in pain by the end of procedure. A clinical follow-up was made after 7 days, 1, 3, and 6 months after the treatment using the previously mentioned scales. Ninety-fi ve patients (93%) showed a signifi cant improvement in their symptoms, with suspension or decrease in oral medication. Six patients showed only a partial reduction of symptoms during the follow-up after one month, with a recurrence of symptoms after 3 months and restarted oral treatment. Four of these patients remained in the same IDO category with at least a 2 point decrease in the pain scale. Only one patient showed no improvement in symptoms during follow-up with a recurrence of symptoms 7 days after procedure, and for whom a second procedure was reprogrammed. Conclusion: In our experience CT-guided percutaneous lumbar selective nerve block using steroids and local anaesthetics, is an effective method of pain control with a very low incidence of complications.

  12. The Effective Injection Zone at the Popliteal Crease for Tibial and Common Peroneal Nerve Blocks and its Relation with the Origin Point of the Medial and Lateral Sural Cutaneous Nerves / Zona de Inyección Eficaz en el Pliegue Poplíteo para el Bloqueo de los Nervios Tibial y Fibular Común y su Relación con el Punto de Origen de los Nervios Cutáneo Sural Medial y Lateral

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    Lei, Zhong; Jincheng, Wang; Hongjuan, Fang; Yanguo, Qin; Jianlin, Zuo; Zhongli, Gao.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El bloqueo nervioso poplíteo puede ser utilizado para proporcionar anestesia y analgesia prolongada del miembro inferior y para aliviar el dolor postoperatorio severo y duradero. El objetivo fue determinar la localización anatómica de los nervios tibial (NT) y fibular común (NFC) en el pliegue poplí [...] teo para un bloqueo nervioso efectivo. Se utilizaron 50 miembros inferiores frescos pertenecientes a 27 cadáveres adultos chinos (16 hombres y 11 mujeres, rango de edad entre 35-87 años). Se utilizaron 22 cadáveres para identificar la localización de los nervios y los 5 restantes para determinar la profundidad de los nervios en una sección transversal. El NT se encontró en el 50% de los casos desde el punto más lateral del pliegue poplíteo a 1,4 cm de la superficie. En el 20% de 50 muestras, el nervio cutáneo sural medial se ramificó por debajo o en el pliegue poplíteo, mientras que el NFC se encontró en el 26% de los casos desde el punto más lateral del pliegue poplíteo a 0,7 cm de la superficie. Además, en el 6% de las muestras, el nervio cutáneo sural lateral se ramificó por debajo o en el pliegue poplíteo. Nuestros resultados sugieren que el NT y NFC emergen del nervio ciático a distancias variables del pliegue poplíteo. Creemos que los resultados sobre la ubicación de NT y NFC en el pliegue poplíteo ofrecen una buena guía para el adecuado bloqueo nervioso. Abstract in english A popliteal nerve block may be used to provide anesthesia and extended analgesia of the lower extremity, to ameliorate severe and long lasting postoperative pain. The aim of this study was to elucidate the anatomical location of tibial (TN) and common peroneal (CPN) nerves in the popliteal crease fo [...] r effective nerve block. Fifty fresh specimens from 27 adult Chinese cadavers (16 males and 11 females, age range from 35 to 87 years) were investigated. Twenty-two cadavers were used to identify nerve locations and 5 cadavers were used to determine the depths of nerves in cross section. TN was found to be located at 50% from the most lateral point of the popliteal crease at 1.4 cm deep to the surface. In 20% of the 50 specimens, the medial sural cutaneous nerve branched out below or at the popliteal crease, whereas the CPN was located at 26.0% from the most lateral point of the popliteal crease and at 0.7 cm deep to the surface. Furthermore, in 6.0% of specimens the lateral sural cutaneous nerve branched out below or at the popliteal crease. This study suggests that the TN and CPN leave the sciatic nerve at variable distances from the popliteal crease. However, we believe that the results of the present study about the location of TN and CPN at the popliteal crease offer a good guide to optimal nerve block.

  13. Terminal nerve: cranial nerve zero

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    Jorge Eduardo Duque Parra

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available It has been stated, in different types of texts, that there are only twelve pairs of cranial nerves. Such texts exclude the existence of another cranial pair, the terminal nerve or even cranial zero. This paper considers the mentioned nerve like a cranial pair, specifying both its connections and its functional role in the migration of liberating neurons of the gonadotropic hormone (Gn RH. In this paper is also stated the hypothesis of the phylogenetic existence of a cerebral sector and a common nerve that integrates the terminal nerve with the olfactory nerves and the vomeronasals nerves which seem to carry out the odors detection function as well as in the food search, pheromone detection and nasal vascular regulation.

  14. Comparative study of the anesthetic efficacy of 4% articaine versus 2% lidocaine in inferior alveolar nerve block during surgical extraction of impacted lower third molars

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    Alejandro, Sierra Rebolledo; Esther, Delgado Molina; Leonardo, Berini Aytés; Cosme, Gay Escoda.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Valorar y comparar la eficacia anestésica de la Articaína al 4% respecto a la Lidocaína al 2%, ambas con una concentración de 1:100.000 de epinefrina en el bloqueo troncal del nervio alveolar inferior durante la extracción quirúrgica de terceros molares inferiores incluidos. Diseño del est [...] udio: Se realizó un ensayo clínico aleatorio a doble ciego en una muestra de 30 pacientes programados para las extracciones quirúrgicas bilaterales de terceros molares inferiores simétricos en el Servicio de Cirugía Bucal del Máster de Cirugía e Implantología Bucal de la Universidad de Barcelona. Previo consentimiento del paciente, dos operadores efectuaron las intervenciones quirúrgicas de forma extemporánea, utilizando como anestésico local la Articaína al 4% o la Lidocaína al 2 % con la misma concentración de vasoconstrictor (epinefrina 1:100.000). Las variables estudiadas para cada anestésico fueron: tiempo de latencia (o de inicio del efecto anestésico), duración del efecto anestésico, cantidad de solución anestésica utilizada y la necesidad de reanestesiar la zona operatoria. Se utilizó una escala analógica visual para valorar la cantidad de dolor experimentado durante el acto quirúrgico y, así, evaluar subjetivamente la profundidad anestésica de las dos soluciones. Resultados: Se observaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas (p= .003) en cuanto a la duración del efecto anestésico, que fue mayor para la artcaína al 4% (220,8 minutos), respecto a la lidocaína al 2% (168,20 minutos). En las variables tiempo de latencia, cantidad de solución anestésica utilizada y necesidad de reanestesiar el campo operatorio se evidenciaron diferencias clínicas a favor de la articaína, aunque estas diferencias no fueron estadísticamente significativas. La valoración cualitativa de los anestésicos mediante la escala analógica visual mostró similitud en el dolor experimentado por los pacientes con ambos anestésicos. Conclusiones: De acuerdo con los resultados obtenidos se puede afirmar que la articaína al 4% muestra mejores características clínicas que la lidocaína al 2%, especialmente en cuanto al tiempo de latencia y duración del efecto anestésico. Sin embargo, no hubieron diferencias estadísticamente significativas que confirmen la superioridad de una solución respecto a la otra, al valorar la eficacia anestésica. Abstract in english Background: A comparative study is made of the anesthetic efficacy of 4% articaine versus 2% lidocaine, both with epinephrine 1:100,000, in truncal block of the inferior alveolar nerve during the surgical extraction of impacted lower third molars. Study design: A randomized double-blind clinical tri [...] al was conducted of 30 patients programmed for the bilateral surgical extraction of symmetrical lower third molars in the context of the Master of Oral Surgery and Implantology (University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain). Following the obtainment of informed consent, two operators performed surgery on an extemporaneous basis, using as local anesthetic 4% articaine or 2% lidocaine with the same concentration of vasoconstrictor (epinephrine 1:100,000). The study variables for each anesthetic were: latency (time to action) and duration of anesthetic effect, the amount of anesthetic solution used, and the need of re-anesthetize the surgical zone. A visual analog scale was used to assess pain during surgery, and thus subjectively evaluate the anesthetic efficacy of the two solutions. Results: Statistically significant differences (p = 0.003) were observed in the mean duration of anesthetic effect (220.86 min. for 4% articaine vs. 168.20 min. for 2% lidocaine). Latency, the amount of anesthetic solution and the need to re-anesthetize the surgical field showed clinical differences in favor of articaine, though statistical significance was not reached. The pain scores indicated similar anesthetic efficacy with both solutions. Conclusions: The results obtained suggest that 4% articaine offers better clinical performance than 2

  15. An in vitro comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth obturated with different materials

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    Rupali Chadha

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro effect of various obturating materials on fracture resistance of root canal treated teeth. Sixty freshly extracted human mandibular premolars were used. After standardizing the length to 13 mm, the teeth were biomechanically prepared and divided into four groups based on type of obturating materials used. Teeth were embedded in acrylic resin and fracture strength was measured using a universal testing machine. Data obtained was evaluated statistically using one-way ANOVA and the unpaired t-test. Teeth obturated with AH Plus and gutta percha showed higher fracture resistance than those obturated with Resilon-Epiphany. The results suggested that the group obturated with gutta percha and zinc oxide-eugenol sealer had the lowest fracture resistance. No statistically significant difference was found between the unobturated (control group and the zinc oxide-eugenol group.

  16. Strangulated obturator hernia - an unusual presentation of intestinal obstruction.

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    Zeeshan, Saqib; Muhammad, Khalid; Chughtai, Jehanzeb; Ademola, Moses; Masood, Aqsa; Johnston, Sean

    2009-09-01

    An 81-year-old Caucasian emaciated female presented with 3 days history of colicky abdominal pain nausea, projectile vomiting and abdominal distension. A pre-operative diagnosis of mechanical bowel obstruction was made. The absence of characteristic clinical signs in this thin elderly woman with a small bowel obstruction failed to provide a pre-operative diagnosis. She underwent a midline laparotomy and resection and anastomosis of small bowel and repair of the strangulated right obturator hernia. The high mortality rate associated with this type of abdominal hernias requires a high index of suspicion to facilitate rapid diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention if the survival rate is to be improved. PMID:19728946

  17. Strangulated obturator hernia - an unusual presentation of intestinal obstruction.

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    Zeeshan, Saqib

    2012-01-31

    An 81-year-old Caucasian emaciated female presented with 3 days history of colicky abdominal pain nausea, projectile vomiting and abdominal distension. A pre-operative diagnosis of mechanical bowel obstruction was made. The absence of characteristic clinical signs in this thin elderly woman with a small bowel obstruction failed to provide a pre-operative diagnosis. She underwent a midline laparotomy and resection and anastomosis of small bowel and repair of the strangulated right obturator hernia. The high mortality rate associated with this type of abdominal hernias requires a high index of suspicion to facilitate rapid diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention if the survival rate is to be improved.

  18. The spinal nerves that constitute the lumbosacral plexus and their distribution in the chinchilla

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    M. A. Martinez-Pereira

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the spinal nerves that constitute the lumbosacral plexus (plexus lumbosacrales (LSP and its distribution in Chinchilla lanigera were investigated. Ten chinchillas (6 males and 4 females were used in this research. The spinal nerves that constitute the LSP were dissected and the distribution of pelvic limb nerves originating from the plexus was examined. The iliohypogastric nerve arose from L1 and L2,, giving rise to the cranial and caudal nerves, and the ilioinguinal nerve arose from L3. The other branch of L3 gave rise to the genitofemoral nerve and 1 branch from L4 gave rise to the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve. The trunk formed by the union of L4–5 divided into medial (femoral nerve and lateral branches (obturator nerve. It was found that the LSP was formed by all the ventral branches of L4 at L6 and S1 at S3. At the caudal part of the plexus, a thick branch, the ischiadic plexus, was formed by contributions from L5–6 and S1. This root gave rise to the nerve branches which were disseminated to the posterior limb (cranial and caudal gluteal nerves, caudal cutaneous femoral nerve and ischiadic nerve. The ischiadic nerve divided into the caudal cutaneous surae, lateral cutaneous surae, common fibular and tibial nerve. The pudendal nerve arose from S1–2 and the other branch of S2 and S3 formed the rectal caudal nerve. The results showed that the origins and distribution of spinal nerves that constitute the LSP of chinchillas were similar to those of a few rodents and other mammals.

  19. The spinal nerves that constitute the lumbosacral plexus and their distribution in the chinchilla

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    M A, Martinez-Pereira; E M, Rickes.

    Full Text Available In this study, the spinal nerves that constitute the lumbosacral plexus (plexus lumbosacrales) (LSP) and its distribution in Chinchilla lanigera were investigated. Ten chinchillas (6 males and 4 females) were used in this research. The spinal nerves that constitute the LSP were dissected and the dis [...] tribution of pelvic limb nerves originating from the plexus was examined. The iliohypogastric nerve arose from L1 and L2, giving rise to the cranial and caudal nerves, and the ilioinguinal nerve arose from L3. The other branch of L3 gave rise to the genitofemoral nerve and 1 branch from L4 gave rise to the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve. The trunk formed by the union of L4-5 divided into medial (femoral nerve) and lateral branches (obturator nerve). It was found that the LSP was formed by all the ventral branches of L4 at L6 and S1 at S3. At the caudal part of the plexus, a thick branch, the ischiadic plexus, was formed by contributions from L5-6 and S1. This root gave rise to the nerve branches which were disseminated to the posterior limb (cranial and caudal gluteal nerves, caudal cutaneous femoral nerve and ischiadic nerve). The ischiadic nerve divided into the caudal cutaneous surae, lateral cutaneous surae, common fibular and tibial nerve. The pudendal nerve arose from S1-2 and the other branch of S2 and S3 formed the rectal caudal nerve. The results showed that the origins and distribution of spinal nerves that constitute the LSP of chinchillas were similar to those of a few rodents and other mammals.

  20. Comparison of three obturation techniques with regard to bacterial leakage

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    Cleber Keiti, Nabeshima; Guilherme Henrique Rosa, Martins; Mário Francisco de Pasquali, Leonardo; Regina Célia Furukava, Shin; Silvana, Cai; Manoel Eduardo de Lima, Machado.

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    Full Text Available AIM: To compare bacterial leakage in root canals obturated with the modified single-cone, lateral condensation, and continuous wave of condensation techniques. METHODS: Distobuccal root canals of maxillary molars were shaped up to ProTaper F2 and obturated with modified singlecone, lateral condensat [...] ion or continuous wave of condensation technique. Two-chamber bacterial model using Enterococcus faecalis was employed for bacterial leakage evaluation for 30 days. The chi-square test was applied to evaluate differences between turbid and non-turbid samples, and the Kruskal-Wallis test was used for evaluating the time necessary for microleakage. A significance level of 5% was set for all analyses. RESULTS: The modified single-cone technique showed leakage in 73.3% of samples, lateral condensation in 66.6%, and continuous wave of condensation in 53.3%, but there were no significant differences among the groups (p>0.05). CONCLUSIONS: It can be concluded that the modified single-cone technique shows similar sealing efficacy to that of lateral condensation and continuous wave of condensation technique.

  1. Effect of apically separated rotary instruments on bacterial leakage of obturated root canals using resilon.

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    Mohammadi, Zahed; Mashouf, Rasoul Yousefi; Jafarzadeh, Hamid; Heydari, Ali; Shalavi, Sousan

    2015-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a separated rotary instrument on the time required for bacterial penetration of obturated root canals using Resilon. Eighty-four extracted human maxillary premolars with single canals were used in this study. Group 1 consisted of teeth obturated with gutta-percha and AH-26 sealer (n=15); Group 2 consisted of teeth obturated similarly to Group 1 but without a separated file; Group 3 consisted of teeth obturated with Resilon and Epiphany sealer (n=15); and Group 4 consisted of teeth obturated similarly to Group 3 but without a separated file. Six teeth were used as positive controls, and six teeth were used as negative controls for each experimental group. Negative controls were obturated similarly to experimental teeth. On the other hand, positive controls were obturated with gutta-percha or Resilon without sealer. A suspension of Enterococcus faecalis was placed in the access chamber daily, and penetration was determined when turbidity was noted in the culture broth during a three-month period. No significant difference between experimental groups was observed. However, differences between experimental groups and control groups were statistically significant. PMID:25928974

  2. Eficacia y seguridad del bloqueo del nervio safeno guiado por ultrasonido en pacientes con dolor crónico de rodilla / Efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve block in patients with chronic knee pain

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    Mario Andrés, Arcila Lotero; Roberto, Rivera Díaz; María Adelaida, Mejía Aguilar; Santiago, Jaramillo Jaramillo.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La osteoartritis de rodilla es una causa común de consulta en el mundo. Muchos pacientes con síntomas leves responden a los tratamientos conservadores, y otros requieren de tratamiento intervencionista, como bloqueos de nervios periféricos. Objetivo: Determinar la eficacia clínica y la [...] seguridad del manejo intervencionista con bloqueo del nervio safeno guiado por ultrasonografía en pacientes con dolor crónico de rodilla. Materiales y métodos: Estudio de tipo descriptivo retrospectivo en pacientes con enfermedad dolorosa crónica de rodilla que recibieron tratamiento intervencionista guiado por ultrasonografía en una clínica de dolor del país entre los meses de septiembre de 2011 y junio de 2012, para determinar su eficacia clínica y su seguridad. Se obtuvieron datos de todos los pacientes antes del procedimiento, a los 2 días, un mes y 3 meses después. La intensidad de dolor se midió con la escala visual analógica. Resultados: Se realizaron 25 bloqueos del nervio safeno. El 68% de los pacientes presentaron alivio del dolor a los 2 días. El 56 y el 40% presentaron alivio al mes y a los 3 meses de realizado el procedimiento, respectivamente, con una diferencia estadísticamente significativa (p Abstract in english Introduction: Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause for consultation around the world. Many patients with mild symptoms respond to conservative treatment, while others require interventional therapy including peripheral nerve blocks. Objective: To establish the clinical efficacy and safety of interv [...] entional management with ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve block in patients with chronic keen pain. Materials and methods: Descriptive, retrospective trial in chronic keen pain patients who underwent ultrasound-guided interventional therapy at the pain clinic in the country, between September 2011 and June 2012, to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of the procedure. Data were obtained from all patients prior to the procedure, and then at two days, one month and three months later. The pain intensity was measured using the visual analog scale. Results: 25 saphenous nerve blocks were performed. 68% of the patients experienced pain relief within two days. 56% and 40% exhibited relief one and three months after the procedure, respectively, with a statistically significant difference (p

  3. Reducing the risk of nerve injury during Bernese periacetabular osteotomy: a cadaveric study.

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    Kalhor, M; Gharehdaghi, J; Schoeniger, R; Ganz, R

    2015-05-01

    The modified Smith-Petersen and Kocher-Langenbeck approaches were used to expose the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh and the femoral, obturator and sciatic nerves in order to study the risk of injury to these structures during the dissection, osteotomy, and acetabular reorientation stages of a Bernese peri-acetabular osteotomy. Injury of the lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh was less likely to occur if an osteotomy of the anterior superior iliac spine had been carried out before exposing the hip. The obturator nerve was likely to be injured during unprotected osteotomy of the pubis if the far cortex was penetrated by > 5 mm. This could be avoided by inclining the osteotome 45° medially and performing the osteotomy at least 2 cm medial to the iliopectineal eminence. The sciatic nerve could be injured during the first and last stages of the osteotomy if the osteotome perforated the lateral cortex of ischium and the ilio-ischial junction by > 10 mm. The femoral nerve could be stretched or entrapped during osteotomy of the pubis if there was significant rotational or linear displacement of the acetabulum. Anterior or medial displacement of Bernese peri-acetabular osteotomy. PMID:25922457

  4. Bilateral high division of sciatic nerve

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    K. Shwetha

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Sciatic nerve is the thickest nerve in the body formed by the sacral plexus from L4 to S3 in the lesser pelvis. It emerges through the greater sciatic foramen below the piriformis and enter the gluteal region. Then the nerve passes on the back of the thigh and at the level of superior angle of popliteal fossa it terminates by dividing into tibial and common peroneal nerve. The knowledge of anatomical variations in the division of nerve is important for various surgical and anaesthetic procedures. During routine dissection in the department of anatomy, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, a rare bilateral high division of sciatic nerve was observed in a female cadaver aged about 40 years. In the present case there was bilateral high division of sciatic nerve. The nerve was seen dividing into two branches before it emerges through the greater sciatic foramen. The tibial nerve was entering the gluteal region below the piriformis muscle and common peroneal nerve was entering by piercing the piriformis. The knowledge of this variation is important as the nerve may get compressed with surrounding anatomical structures resulting in non discogenic sciatica. The awareness of variations is important for surgeons during various procedures like fracture, posterior dislocation of hip joint and hip joint replacement. The anatomical variations are important during deep intramuscular injections in gluteal region and also for anaesthetists during sciatic nerve block. [Int J Res Med Sci 2014; 2(4.000: 1785-1787

  5. A hollow definitive obturator fabrication technique for management of partial maxillectomy

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    Patil, Smita Pravinkumar

    2012-01-01

    Maxillary obturator prosthesis is the most frequent treatment option for management of partial or total maxillectomy. Heavy weight of the obturators is often a dislocating factor. Hollowing the prosthesis to reduce its weight is the well established fact. The alternate technique to hollow-out the prosthesis has been described in this article which is a variation of previously described processing techniques. A pre-shaped wax-bolus was incorporated inside the flasks during packing of the heat-polymerized acrylic resin to automatically create the hollow space. The processing technique described is a single step flasking procedure to construct a closed-hollow-obturator prosthesis as a single unit. To best understand the technique, this article describes management of a patient who had undergone partial maxillectomy secondary to squamous cell carcinoma rehabilitated with a hollow-obturator prosthesis. PMID:23236579

  6. Comparative evaluation of sealing ability of different obturation materials

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    Melih Irena

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Root canal filling materials are intended to prevent microleakage and passing of microorganisms and their toxins along the root canal space and into the periradicular tissues. Objective Objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate and compare apical leakage of root canals obturated using a modified warm vertical condensation technique and different materials. Methods Sixty-five extracted single-root teeth were prepared according to the crown-down/ step-back technique. Each canal was rinsed with 3% NaOCl during and after the preparation. The teeth were divided into 3 groups. Every group was obturated by the same technique, but with different materials: RealSeal system (SybronEndo, gutta-percha with AH Plus (Dentsply Maillefer and gutta-percha with Acroseal sealer (Septodont. The remaining 20 teeth were in the control group. The teeth were immersed in 1% methylene blue for 72 hours. After that period, the roots were split longitudinally, and dye penetration was measured using a stereomicroscope. Results Dye penetration occurred in all groups. The least dye penetration occurred in the RealSeal group (0.33}0.29 mm, while the highest dye penetration occurred in the Acroseal group (1.11}0.52 mm. According to the Student's t-test, Acroseal showed significantly more leakage (p<0.001 than RealSeal and AH Plus materials. The microleakage of RealSeal system was not significantly different (p>0.05 from that of AH Plus sealer with gutta-percha. Conclusion The results suggested that new material Resilon (RealSeal and conventional combination AH Plus with gutta-percha had the least apical dye penetration and provided the best sealing.

  7. Bloqueos de nervio periférico para el dolor posoperatorio de artroscopia de cadera / Peripheral nerve block for the postoperative pain relief after arthroscopy of the hip

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    Jorge Jaime, Márquez Arábia; Carlos Eduardo, Restrepo Garcés; William Henry, Márquez Arábia.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: el tratamiento del dolor posoperatorio de la artroscopia de cadera es un reto y no se conocen estudios relacionados con su tratamiento basado en bloqueos regionales. Objetivo: Determinar el comportamiento del dolor posoperatorio y la satisfacción de los pacientes tratados por artroscop [...] ia de cadera con bloqueo femoral, bloqueo del plexo lumbar o infiltración intraarticular. Métodos: Se revisaron prospectivamente todos los registros anestésicos de 61 pacientes que requirieron artroscopia de cadera bajo anestesia general utilizando bloqueo femoral con 0,3 mL/kg de levobupivacaína al 0,375 %, bloqueo del plexo lumbar con 0,4 mL/kg de levobupivacaína al 0,375 % o infiltración intraarticular con 20 mL de bupivacaína al 0,5 %. Se revisaron los datos de dolor posoperatorio evaluados con escala visual análoga a los 15, 30, 60 y 120 minutos y a las 24 horas; la satisfacción del paciente en el momento del alta hospitalaria y a las 24 horas, el bloqueo motor y sensitivo y la necesidad de morfina en el posoperatorio. Resultados: El grupo tratado con infiltración intraarticular presentó los niveles de dolor más altos en casi todos los momentos evaluados. Comparado con el bloqueo del plexo lumbar, más pacientes del grupo bloqueo femoral presentaron niveles mayores de dolor en casi todos los momentos. De los pacientes del grupo tratado con infiltración intraarticular 55 % recibieron morfina en algún momento del posoperatorio, así como 28,5 % del grupo bloqueo femoral y 15 % del grupo bloqueo del plexo lumbar. El nivel de satisfacción de los pacientes fue alto y similar en los tres grupos. Conclusión: La analgesia posoperatoria para artroscopia de cadera fue mejor con bloqueo del plexo lumbar comparado con el bloqueo femoral o la infiltración intraarticular. Abstract in english Background: The treatment of postoperative pain after arthroscopy of the hip is a challenge and there are no known studies related to its treatment which have been based on regional block. Objectives:To determine the behaviour of postoperative pain and the satisfaction of the patients who have been [...] treated with arthroscopy of the hip with femoral block, lumbar plexus block or intra-articular infiltration. Methods:All the anaesthetic records of 61 patients that required arthroscopy of the hip under general anaesthesia using femoral block with 0,3 mL/kg of Levobupivacaine 0,375 %, lumbar plexus block with 0,4 mL/kg of Levobupivacaine 0,375 % or intra-articular infiltration with 20 mL of Bupivacaine 0,5 % were checked. The data about postoperative pain which had been assessed with visual analogous scale at the 15, 30, 60 and 120 minutes and at the 24 hours, the satisfaction of the patients at the moment of the discharge from hospital at the 24 hours, the sensitive and motor block and the need to use Morphine in the postoperative phase were also checked. Results:The group of patients that were treated with intra-articular infiltration presented the highest levels of pain in almost all evaluated moments. As compared with the lumbar plexus block, more patients that underwent femoral block presented higher levels of pain in almost all moments. Out of the patients in the group that was treated with intra-articular infiltration, the 55 % received Morphine at any postoperative moment as well as the 28,5 % treated with femoral block and the 15 % who underwent lumbar plexus block. The level of patients´ satisfaction was high and similar in the three groups. Conclusions:Postoperative analgesia for arthroscopy of the hip was better with lumbar plexus block as compared with femoral block or intra-articular infiltration.

  8. Root canal obturation by hybrid technique of thermomechanical gutta-percha compaction

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    Ili? Dragan

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to present and discuss the thermomechanical hybrid technique in root canal obturation and investigate the efficiency of apical hermeticity. The hybrid obturation technique is well explained and performed through the lexan models and extracted teeth in aim of better visualisation and comprehension as suggested by the author Tagger and McSpadden’s articles. The technique consisted of lateral condensation of gutta-percha that was followed by thermomechanical compacti...

  9. An in vitro comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth obturated with different materials

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    Chadha, Rupali; Taneja, Sonali; Kumar, Mohit; Sharma, Mohit

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro effect of various obturating materials on fracture resistance of root canal treated teeth. Sixty freshly extracted human mandibular premolars were used. After standardizing the length to 13 mm, the teeth were biomechanically prepared and divided into four groups based on type of obturating materials used. Teeth were embedded in acrylic resin and fracture strength was measured using a universal testing machine. Data obtained was evaluated stat...

  10. Biocompatibility of root canal obturation materials implanted in rats muscular tissue

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    Karadži? Branislav 1; Vujaškovi? Mirjana

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the biocompatibility of different dental materials for teeth root canal obturation, implanted in rat muscular tissue, by analyzing the type of muscular tissue inflammatory reaction level. In the preparation of Wistar rats M. biceps femoris, three different materials for root canal obturation were implanted: Sealapex (Kerr, Romulus, USA), AH-26 (DE Trey, Zurich, Switzerland) and Spongio cement material based on polymethil metacrylate - PMMA (Tomi?, ...

  11. An Alternative Approach to Combine Orbital Prosthesis and Obturator: A Case Report

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    Soganci, Gokce; Yalug, Suat; Kocacikli, Mustafa

    2011-01-01

    This report describes a different approach for diminishing the movements of orbital prosthesis during mimic movements and chewing function. Mechanical devices such as magnets are used to enhance the retention in case lack of the implants. However rigid fixation of obturator and orbital prosthesis can result in movements of the orbital prosthesis during mastication. In this case obturator and orbital prosthesis are combined by magnets. However this combination is not rigid because of an active...

  12. Estudo comparativo entre dois protocolos anestésicos envolvendo bloqueio do nervo alveolar inferior convencional e de Vazirani-Akinosi para exodontia de terceiro molar inferior / Comparative study of two anaesthetic protocols involving conventional and Vazirani-Akinosi alveolar inferior nerve block for lower third molar extraction

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    Danilo de Paula Ribeiro, Borges; Liane Maciel de Almeida, Souza; Maria Luisa Silveira, Souto; Liliane Poconé, Dantas; Mônica Silveira, Paixão; Francisco Carlos, Groppo.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O bloqueio do nervo alveolar inferior (BNAI) apresenta alta porcentagem de falha na Odontologia. A fim de melhorar esse índice, vêm-se estudando diferentes alternativas, como diferentes técnicas e soluções anestésicas. OBJETIVO: Avaliar duas diferentes técnicas - técnica convenciona [...] l e de Vazirani-Akinosi - para o bloqueio do nervo alveolar inferior, bem como compará-las quanto à sua efetividade e quantificar o percentual de aspirações positivas nas duas diferentes técnicas. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram avaliados 160 pacientes de ambos os sexos, sendo 80 submetidos ao bloqueio do nervo alveolar inferior de Vazirani-Akinosi e bloqueio do nervo bucal (G1), e 80 submetidos ao bloqueio do nervo alveolar inferior convencional e ao bloqueio do nervo bucal (G2). Em ambos os grupos, utilizou-se a combinação de articaína 4% com epinefrina 1:100.000 para bloqueio do nervo bucal, e lidocaína 2% com epinefrina 1:100.000 para bloqueio do nervo alveolar inferior. Foram avaliados: a quantidade de aspirações positivas, a eficácia da anestesia e o momento em que ocorreu a falha anestésica durante o procedimento cirúrgico. RESULTADO: Não houve diferenças estatisticamente significantes (p = 0,2453) entre os grupos G1 e G2 observando-se a eficácia e o índice de aspirações positivas, e o momento em que ocorreu a falha anestésica, observando-se uma maior eficácia de ambas as técnicas, quando comparadas com a literatura (90%) CONCLUSÃO: Não houve diferença significativa entre o BNAI pela técnica convencional e o BNAI pela técnica de Vazirani-Akinosi quanto a quantidade de aspirações positivas e eficácia, sendo que o uso da articaína 4% com epinefrina 1:100.000 no bloqueio do nervo bucal possivelmente aumentou a eficácia anestésica de ambas as técnicas. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: The inferior alveolar nerve block has a high percentage of failure in dentistry. To improve this ratio, has been studied different alternatives, as different techniques, as well as anesthetics. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate two different techniques (conventional technique and Vazirani-Akino [...] si) for inferior alveolar nerve block, and compare them regarding their effectiveness and quantify the percentage of positive aspirations in both techniques. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 160 patients were evaluated for both sex, with 80 undergoing Vazirani-Akinosi technique plus buccal nerve block (G1), and 80 to conventional inferior alveolar nerve block plus buccal nerve block (G2), both groups using a combination of 4% articaine with 1:100.000 epinephrine to buccal nerve block and 2% lidocaine with 1:100.000 epinephrine to inferior alveolar nerve block. We evaluated the amount of positive aspirations, the effectiveness or not of anesthesia (pain) and when it occurred during the surgical procedure. RESULT: There were no statistically significant differences (p = 0.2453) between G1 and G2 observing the positive aspiration. It was obtained efficiency of 90% for both techniques. CONCLUSION: No significant difference between the conventional alveolar inferior nerve block technique and Vazirani-Akinosi alveolar nerve block technique considering the amount of positive aspirations and efficacy, and the use of 4% articaine with 1:100.000 epinephrine in buccal nerve block possibly increased the anesthetic efficacy of both techniques.

  13. A clinical trial of cold lateral compaction with Obtura II technique in root canal obturation

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    Bilal Bakht Ansari

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The purpose of obturation of the prepared root canal space is to prevent coronal leakage and bacterial contamination and to seal the apex from the periapical tissue fluids. Cold lateral technique has been considered to be a gold standard, however considering its limitations various thermoplasticized gutta-percha techniques have been recommended. This study compares radiographic quality of obturation in molar teeth, obturated with cold lateral condensation and thermoplasticized injectable gutta-percha technique (Obtura II system. Materials and Methods: Sixty patients were equally divided into two groups, Group A obturated with Cold lateral condensation technique and group B with Obtura II. Periapical radiographs were obtained immediately after the obturation using paralleling device method. The radiographs were examined by an observer, who was blinded to the group allocation. Data was compared using ?2 (Chi square test and Independent sample t test was used to compare the mean ages. Results: Both groups were comparable in all respects such as tooth type, preoperative diagnosis and preoperative pain (P>0.05; however, more pre-operative radiolucency cases were allocated to Obtura II (P0.05. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study, it was found that statistically there was no significant difference between cold lateral and obtura II technique, in terms of post obturation voids and apical termination, as observed in radiographs.

  14. Sealing ability of a novel hydrophilic vs. conventional hydrophobic obturation systems: A bacterial leakage study

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    Vibha Hegde

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Comparative assessment of apical sealing ability of a novel Smart-Seal System, Resilon, and conventional Gutta-Percha system using a bacterial leakage model. Materials and Methods: Seventy freshly extracted human single rooted teeth with fully formed apices were randomly divided into three groups (20 each and two control groups (5 positive and 5 negative. Teeth were de-coronated, and roots were standardized to a working length of 16 mm. Root canal preparation was done with rotary pro-taper file system in all groups. Group A was obturated using Smart-Seal system (Hydrophilic, Group B using Resilon/Epiphany system (Hydrophilic, and Group C using Gutta-Percha (GP/AH plus system (Hydrophobic in a single cone technique. Using Enterococcus faecalis, a split chamber bacterial leakage model was developed to evaluate the sealing ability of three obturation systems. Samples will be monitored every 24 hours for 60 days. Results: All three groups have shown leakage. Novel Smart-Seal System and Resilon have shown similar results and relatively lesser samples leaked in comparison to GP obturations at the end of the observation period. There was no significant difference amongst Resilon and Smart-Seal System (P > 0.05 but there was a significant difference amongst them when compared to GP obturations (P < 0.05. Conclusion: Hydrophilic obturations of the root canal shows a better resistance to bacterial leakage as compared to hydrophobic obturations.

  15. Construction of a maxillary prosthesis with a hollow obturator by the balloon technique and a case report.

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    Hayashi, J; Nishiyama, M; Miyake, M; Kudo, I; Nakazawa, K

    1989-12-01

    The authors devised a new method for making a maxillary prosthesis with a hollow obturator, which was named the Balloon Technique. This new technique has a number of advantages over the conventional method in that it not only facilitates the molding of a soft plastic hollow obturator in a single process, but also simplifies the trial fitting of the completed obturator. Furthermore, it makes possible firm adhesion of the hollow obturator and the denture base by the hot-melt method while the denture base resin is cured. Finally, the completed maxillary prosthesis is extremely light. PMID:2695602

  16. Anatomical basis for sciatic nerve block at the knee level / Bases anatómicas para el bloqueo anestésico del nervio isquiático al nivel de la rodilla / Bases anatômicas para o bloqueio anestésico do nervo isquiático no nível do joelho

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    Fabiano Timbó, Barbosa; Tatiana Rosa Bezerra Wanderley, Barbosa; Rafael Martins da, Cunha; Amanda Karine Barros, Rodrigues; Fernando Wagner da Silva, Ramos; Célio Fernando de, Sousa-Rodrigues.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Recentemente a feitura de bloqueio do nervo isquiático tem sido revista devido ao potencial benéfico para analgesia pós-operatória e satisfação dos pacientes após o advento da ultrassonografia. O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever as relações anatômicas do nervo isquiáti [...] co na fossa poplítea para determinar a distância ideal em que a agulha deve ser posicionada para a feitura do bloqueio anestésico do nervo isquiático anterior a sua bifurcação em nervo tibial e fibular comum. MÉTODO: O trabalho foi feito por meio de dissecção de fossa poplítea de cadáveres humanos, fixados em formol a 10%, provenientes do Laboratório de Anatomia Humana dos departamentos de Morfologia da Universidade Federal de Alagoas e da Universidade de Ciências da Saúde de Alagoas. Obteve-se acesso ao nervo isquiático. RESULTADOS: Foram analisadas 44 fossas poplíteas. Observou-se a bifurcação do nervo isquiático em relação ao ápice da fossa. Houve bifurcação em 67,96% abaixo do ápice, 15,90% acima do ápice, 11,36% próxima ao ápice e 4,78% na região glútea. CONCLUSÕES: A bifurcação do nervo isquiático em seus ramos ocorre em vários níveis e a chance de se obter sucesso quando a agulha é usada entre 5 e 7 cm acima da fossa poplítea é de 95,22%. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICACIÓN Y OBJETIVOS: Recientemente la realización de bloqueo del nervio isquiático ha sido nuevamente analizada debido al potencial beneficioso para la analgesia postoperatoria y por la satisfacción de los pacientes después del advenimiento de la ecografía. El objetivo de este estudio fue des [...] cribir las relaciones anatómicas del nervio isquiático en la fosa poplítea para determinar la distancia ideal en que la aguja debe ser posicionada para la realización del bloqueo anestésico del nervio isquiático anterior a su bifurcación en el nervio tibial y fibular común. MÉTODO: El trabajo se hizo por medio de la disección de la fosa poplítea de cadáveres humanos, empapados en formol al 10%, provenientes del Laboratorio de Anatomía Humana de los departamentos de Morfología de la Universidad Federal de Alagoas y de la Universidad de Ciencias de la Salud de Alagoas. Se obtuvo el acceso al nervio isquiático. RESULTADOS: Fueron analizadas 44 fosas poplíteas. Se observó la bifurcación del nervio isquiático con relación al ápice de la fosa. Hubo una bifurcación en un 67,96% por debajo del ápice, un 15,90% por encima del ápice, un 11,36% cercana al ápice y un 4,78% en la región glútea. CONCLUSIONES: La bifurcación del nervio isquiático en sus ramas se da en varios niveles y la probabilidad de que se obtenga éxito cuando la aguja se usa entre 5 y 7 cm por encima de la fosa poplítea es de un 95,22%. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recently, administration of sciatic nerve block has been revised due to the potential benefit for postoperative analgesia and patient satisfaction after the advent of ultrasound. The aim of this study was to describe the anatomical relations of the sciatic nerve in the po [...] pliteal fossa to determine the optimal distance the needle must be positioned in order to realize the sciatic nerve block anterior to its bifurcation into the tibial and common fibular nerve. METHOD: The study was conducted by dissection of human cadavers' popliteal fossa, fixed in 10% formalin, from the Laboratory of Human Anatomy and Morphology Departments of the Universidade Federal de Alagoas and Universidade de Ciências da Saúde de Alagoas. Access to the sciatic nerve was obtained. RESULTS: 44 popliteal fossa were analyzed. The bifurcation of the sciatic nerve in relation to the apex of the fossa was observed. There was bifurcation in: 67.96% below the apex, 15.90% above the apex, 11.36% near the apex, and 4.78% in the gluteal region. CONCLUSIONS: The sciatic nerve bifurcation to its branches occurs at various levels, and the chance to succeed when the needle is placed between 5 and 7 cm above the popliteal is 95.22%.

  17. Reducing the length of hospital stay after total knee arthroplasty: influence of femoral and sciatic nerve block / Redução do tempo de internação após artroplastia total do joelho – Influência do bloqueio do nervo femoral e do nervo ciático

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    Lúcio Honório de, Carvalho Júnior; Eduardo Frois, Temponi; Vinícius Oliveira, Paganini; Lincoln Paiva, Costa; Luiz Fernando Machado, Soares; Matheus Braga Jacques, Gonçalves.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar a mudança no tempo de permanência hospitalar (PH) no pós-operatório de artroplastia total do joelho (ATJ) após a utilização do bloqueio dos nervos femoral e ciático. Métodos: os prontuários de 287 pacientes foram avaliados, levando-se em consideração o número de horas de internaçã [...] o, o percentual e o motivo de reinternação em 30 dias, bem como as complicações associadas, sendo divididos em dois grupos de acordo com a permanência ou não no centro de terapia intensiva (CTI). Durante os anos de 2009 e 2010, a anestesia utilizada para a realização dos procedimentos foi a raquianestesia isolada. A partir de 2011, o bloqueio dos nervos femoral e ciático foi introduzido. Resultados: no período entre 2009 e 2012, o tempo médio de PH variou entre 74 horas, em 2009, e 75,2 horas, em 2010. A PH média em 2011 foi de 56,52 horas e de 53,72 horas em 2012, no grupo de pacientes que não permaneceram no CTI no pós-operatório. No mesmo período, no grupo que precisou de internação no CTI, a PH média foi de 138,7 horas em 2009; 90,25 horas em 2010; 79,8 horas em 2011 e 52,91 horas em 2012. Em 2009 e 2010, a taxa de reinternação foi de 0%, e em 2011 e 2012, 3,44% e 1%, respectivamente. Conclusão: de acordo com este estudo, a utilização do bloqueio dos nervos femoral e ciático após a ATJ permitiu a redução significativa da PH. Abstract in english Objective: the aim of this study is to evaluate the change in length of hospital stay postoperatively for Total Knee Arthroplasty after using femoral and sciatic nerve block. Materials and methods: the medical records of 287 patients were evaluated, taking into account the number of hours of admiss [...] ion, the percentage and the reason for re-hospitalization within 30 days, as well as associated complications. All patients were divided into two groups according or not to whether they were admitted to ICU or not. During the years 2009 and 2010, isolated spinal anesthesia was the method used in the procedure. From 2011 on, femoral and sciatic nerve blocking was introduced. Results: between the years 2009 and 2012, the average length of stay ranged from 74 hours in 2009 to 75.2 hours in 2010. The average length of stay in 2011 was 56.52 hours and 53.72 hours in 2012, all in the group of patients who did not remain in the ICU postoperatively. In the same period, among those in the group that needed ICU admission, the average length of stay was 138.7 hours in 2009, 90.25 hours in 2010, 79.8 hours in 2011, and 52.91 hours in 2012. During 2009 and 2010, the rate of re-hospitalization was 0%, while in 2011 and 2012, were 3.44% and 1%, respectively. Conclusion: according to this study, the use of femoral and sciatic nerve blocking after total knee arthroplasty allowed significant reduction in hospital stay.

  18. Controle da dor pós-operatória da artroplastia total do joelho: é necessário associar o bloqueio do nervo isquiático ao bloqueio do nervo femoral? Control del dolor postoperatorio de la artroplastia total de la rodilla: ¿es necesario asociar el bloqueo del nervio isquiático al bloqueo del nervio femoral? Control of postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty: is it necessary to associate sciatic nerve block to femoral nerve block?

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    Affonso H. Zugliani

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A artroplastia total do joelho (ATJ promove grande trauma tecidual, produzindo intensa dor no pós-operatório. A analgesia pós-operatória de boa qualidade é fundamental, devendo-se considerar que a mobilização articular precoce é um importante aspecto para obtenção de bons resultados. Há controvérsias na literatura sobre a eficácia do bloqueio isolado do nervo femoral. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a analgesia pós-operatória com a associação do bloqueio dos nervos isquiático e femoral. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 17 pacientes submetidos à ATJ sob raquianestesia, divididos em dois grupos: A e B. No Grupo A (n = 9 foi realizado bloqueio do nervo femoral e no Grupo B (n = 8, bloqueio dos nervos femoral e isquiático. Os bloqueios foram realizados no pós-operatório imediato utilizando-se 20 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% em cada um. A dor foi aferida nas primeiras 24 horas pela Escala Analógica Visual e escala verbal. Foi observado o tempo decorrido entre os bloqueios e a primeira queixa de dor (M1. RESULTADOS: A mediana do tempo de analgesia (M1 no Grupo A foi de 110 min. e no Grupo B de 1.285 min. (p = 0,0001. Não foram observadas complicações atribuíveis às técnicas utilizadas. CONCLUSÃO: O bloqueio do nervo isquiático, quando associado ao bloqueio do nervo femoral, nas condições deste estudo, melhorou de maneira significativa a qualidade da analgesia pós-operatória da ATJ.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La artroplastia total de la rodilla (ATR promueve gran trauma del tejido produciendo un intenso dolor en el postoperatorio. La analgesia de postoperatorio de buena calidad es fundamental, debiendo considerar que la movilización articular precoz es un importante aspecto para la obtención de buenos resultados. Existen controversias en la literatura sobre la eficacia del bloqueo aislado del nervio femoral. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la analgesia en postoperatorio con la asociación del bloqueo de los nervios isquiático y femoral. MÉTODO: Fueron estudiados 17 pacientes sometidos a ATR bajo raquianestesia, divididos en dos grupos: A y B. En el Grupo A (n = 9 fue realizado bloqueo del nervio femoral y en el Grupo B (n = 8 bloqueo de los nervios femoral e isquiático. Los bloqueos fueron realizados en el postoperatorio inmediato utilizando 20 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% en cada uno. El dolor se comprobó en las primeras 24 horas a través de la Escala Analógica Visual y escala verbal. Fue observado el tiempo transcurrido entre los bloqueos y el primer quejido de dolor (M1. RESULTADOS: La mediana del tiempo de analgesia (M1 en el Grupo A fue de 110 min y en el Grupo B de 1.285 min (p = 0,0001. No fueron observadas complicaciones atribuibles a las técnicas utilizadas. CONCLUSIONES: El bloqueo del nervio isquiático, cuando se asocia al bloqueo del nervio femoral, e las condiciones de este estudio, mejoró de manera significativa la calidad de la analgesia en postoperatorio de la ATR.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA causes severe tissue trauma, leading to severe postoperative pain. Good postoperative analgesia is fundamental and one should consider that early mobilization of the joint is an important aspect to obtain good results. There is a controversy in the literature on the efficacy of isolated femoral nerve block. The objective of this study was to evaluate postoperative analgesia with the association of sciatic and femoral nerve block. METHODS: Seventeen patients undergoing TKA under spinal anesthesia were divided in two groups: A and B. In Group A (n = 9, femoral nerve block was performed, while in Group B (n = 8, femoral and sciatic nerve block were done. The blockades were done in the immediate postoperative period with 20 mL of 0.5% of ropivacaine. Pain was evaluated in the first 24 hours using the Visual Analog Scale and the verbal scale. The length of time between the nerve block and the first complaint of pain (M1 was also evaluated. RESULTS: The median of the duration of analgesia (M1 in Group A was 110 min

  19. Controle da dor pós-operatória da artroplastia total do joelho: é necessário associar o bloqueio do nervo isquiático ao bloqueio do nervo femoral? / Control of postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty: is it necessary to associate sciatic nerve block to femoral nerve block? / Control del dolor postoperatorio de la artroplastia total de la rodilla: ¿es necesario asociar el bloqueo del nervio isquiático al bloqueo del nervio femoral?

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    Affonso H., Zugliani; Nubia, Verçosa; José Luiz Gomes do, Amaral; Louis, Barrucand; Cátia, Salgado; Márcia Borges Hage, Karam.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A artroplastia total do joelho (ATJ) promove grande trauma tecidual, produzindo intensa dor no pós-operatório. A analgesia pós-operatória de boa qualidade é fundamental, devendo-se considerar que a mobilização articular precoce é um importante aspecto para obtenção de bons [...] resultados. Há controvérsias na literatura sobre a eficácia do bloqueio isolado do nervo femoral. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a analgesia pós-operatória com a associação do bloqueio dos nervos isquiático e femoral. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 17 pacientes submetidos à ATJ sob raquianestesia, divididos em dois grupos: A e B. No Grupo A (n = 9) foi realizado bloqueio do nervo femoral e no Grupo B (n = 8), bloqueio dos nervos femoral e isquiático. Os bloqueios foram realizados no pós-operatório imediato utilizando-se 20 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% em cada um. A dor foi aferida nas primeiras 24 horas pela Escala Analógica Visual e escala verbal. Foi observado o tempo decorrido entre os bloqueios e a primeira queixa de dor (M1). RESULTADOS: A mediana do tempo de analgesia (M1) no Grupo A foi de 110 min. e no Grupo B de 1.285 min. (p = 0,0001). Não foram observadas complicações atribuíveis às técnicas utilizadas. CONCLUSÃO: O bloqueio do nervo isquiático, quando associado ao bloqueio do nervo femoral, nas condições deste estudo, melhorou de maneira significativa a qualidade da analgesia pós-operatória da ATJ. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La artroplastia total de la rodilla (ATR) promueve gran trauma del tejido produciendo un intenso dolor en el postoperatorio. La analgesia de postoperatorio de buena calidad es fundamental, debiendo considerar que la movilización articular precoz es un importante aspecto pa [...] ra la obtención de buenos resultados. Existen controversias en la literatura sobre la eficacia del bloqueo aislado del nervio femoral. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la analgesia en postoperatorio con la asociación del bloqueo de los nervios isquiático y femoral. MÉTODO: Fueron estudiados 17 pacientes sometidos a ATR bajo raquianestesia, divididos en dos grupos: A y B. En el Grupo A (n = 9) fue realizado bloqueo del nervio femoral y en el Grupo B (n = 8) bloqueo de los nervios femoral e isquiático. Los bloqueos fueron realizados en el postoperatorio inmediato utilizando 20 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% en cada uno. El dolor se comprobó en las primeras 24 horas a través de la Escala Analógica Visual y escala verbal. Fue observado el tiempo transcurrido entre los bloqueos y el primer quejido de dolor (M1). RESULTADOS: La mediana del tiempo de analgesia (M1) en el Grupo A fue de 110 min y en el Grupo B de 1.285 min (p = 0,0001). No fueron observadas complicaciones atribuibles a las técnicas utilizadas. CONCLUSIONES: El bloqueo del nervio isquiático, cuando se asocia al bloqueo del nervio femoral, e las condiciones de este estudio, mejoró de manera significativa la calidad de la analgesia en postoperatorio de la ATR. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) causes severe tissue trauma, leading to severe postoperative pain. Good postoperative analgesia is fundamental and one should consider that early mobilization of the joint is an important aspect to obtain good results. There is a controversy i [...] n the literature on the efficacy of isolated femoral nerve block. The objective of this study was to evaluate postoperative analgesia with the association of sciatic and femoral nerve block. METHODS: Seventeen patients undergoing TKA under spinal anesthesia were divided in two groups: A and B. In Group A (n = 9), femoral nerve block was performed, while in Group B (n = 8), femoral and sciatic nerve block were done. The blockades were done in the immediate postoperative period with 20 mL of 0.5% of ropivacaine. Pain was evaluated in the first 24 hours using the Visual Analog Scale and the verbal scale. The length of time between the nerve block and the first complaint of pain (M1) was also evaluate

  20. Nerve grafting in peripheral nerve injuries

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    Simi? Vesna D.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Autologous nerve grafting is the most commnly used operative technique in delayed primary, or secondary nerve repair after the peripheral nerve injuries. The aim of this procedure is to overcome nerve gaps that results from the injury itself, fibrous and elastic retraction forces, resection of the damaged parts of the nerve, position of the articulations and mobilisation of the nerve.In this study we analyse the results of operated patients with transections and lacerations of the peripheral nerves from 1979 to 2000 year. Gunshot injuries have not been analyzed in this study. The majority of the injuries were in the upper extremity (more than 87% of cases. Donor for nerve transplantation had usually been sural nerve, and only occasionally medial cutaneous nerve of the forearm was used. In about 93% of cases we used interfascicular nerve grafting, and cable nerve grafting was performed in the rest of them. Most of the grafts were 1 do 5 cm long (70% of cases. Functional recovery was achieved in more than 86% of cases, which is similar to the results of the other authors. Follow up period was minimum 2 years. We analyzed the influence of different factors on nerve recovery after the operation: patient’s age, location and the extent (total or partial of nerve injury, the length of the nerve graft, type of the nerve, timing of surgery, presence of multiple nerve injuries and associated osseal and soft tissue injuries of the upper and lower extremities.

  1. Critérios de avaliação do bloqueio anestésico 3 em 1: É comum o envolvimento do nervo obturador? Criterios de evaluación del bloqueo anestésico 3 en 1: ¿Es común el envolvimiento del nervio obturador? Evaluation criteria for 3-in-1 anesthetic block: Is the involvement of the obturator nerve common?

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    Karl Otto Geier

    2003-01-01

    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: No bloqueio 3:1 é controvertida a participação do nervo obturador. Intervenções cirúrgicas de superfície na face medial da coxa incidem sobre os dermátomos dos nervos femoral e obturador, de limites imprecisos, sobrepostos ou mesmo ausentes. A correlação entre o desfecho clínico com outros meios de diagnóstico podem ser conclusivos sobre o acometimento do nervo obturador. CONTEÚDO: Comumente o desfecho de um bloqueio regional é pesquisado mais pela insensibilidade d...

  2. The binding of tetrodotoxin to nerve membranes

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    Keynes, R. D.; Ritchie, J. M.; Rojas, E.

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    1. The% reduction in size of the externally recorded action potential produced by concentrations of tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the range 6-300 nM was determined for the small non-myelinated fibres of the rabbit cervical vagus nerve and of the walking leg nerves of crab and lobster. The concentration of TTX for 50% reduction was around 80 nM for rabbit vagus and 14 nM for crab nerve. 2. Bio-assay procedures were devised to measure the amount of TTX taken up by a nerve when it was exposed to a very small volume of a solution whose TTX content was just great enough to produce 100% block of conduction. The extracellular space of each nerve was determined with [14C]sugar so that an allowance could be made for extracellular dilution. 3. The TTX binding by rabbit, crab and lobster nerve was respectively 0·064, 0·053 and 0·036 p-mole/mg wet weight of nerve. 4. The binding of saxitoxin was measured in rabbit vagus nerve, and found to be much the same as that of TTX. 5. Control experiments on rabbit sciatic nerve, where the area of excitable membrane was much smaller, showed that there was relatively little unspecific binding of TTX. 6. In view of the evidence presented here and elsewhere that the blocking of sodium conductance by TTX involves the attachment of only one TTX molecule at each sodium site, and that unspecific binding of TTX does not cause serious errors, these results suggest that in 1 ?m2 of nerve membrane the number of sodium sites is 75 for rabbit, 49 for crab, and 36 for lobster nerve. PMID:5575342

  3. Obturator or "lateral" bypass in the management of infected vascular prostheses at the groin

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    Davidovi? Lazar B.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The infection of the previously implanted vascular graft at the groin, is associated with great mortality and morbidity rate [1]. The authors present a retrospective study in which they analyzed management of infected vascular prostheses at the groin, using obturator bypass in 26 cases, and "lateral" bypass in 15 cases. The indications for obturator bypass reconstructions included: 20 infections of aorto-femoral grafts, two infected pse udoaneurysms in the groin after RTA of the superficial femoral artery, and 4 infections of iliac-femoral grafts. The indications for lateral bypass reconstructions were: infections after aorto-femoral reconstructions - 8 cases; infection after femora-popliteal reconstructions - 4 cases; infection after iliac-femoral reconstruction - 2 patients, and one infected pseudoaneurysm in the groin after RTA of the superficial femoral artery. In 3 subjects obturator bypass was performed using extraperitoneal approach while in other 23 patients transperitoneal approach was done by donor's artery. The obturator bypass was performed using a PTFE graft in 3 cases and Dacron graft in 23. The donor's artery used for obturator bypass was a noninfected proximal part of aortofemoral graft in 20 cases, and iliac artery in 6 patients. The superfical femoral artery was recipient artery for obturator bypass in 3 cases, deep femoral artery in one case, and above the knee popliteal artery in 22 cases (Figure 1. In two patients transperitoenal approach to donors artery for "lateral" bypass has been used, and in 13 cases extraperitoneal. The proximal noninfected part of aorto femoral graft was used as a donor's artery for lateral bypass in 8 patients, while common iliac artery in 7 subjects. In 5 cases recon structions were performed using PTFE grafts, in 3 using autologous saphenous vein grafts, and in 7 using Dacron grafts. The recipient artery for "lateral" bypass was deep femoral in 8 cases, superficial femoral in three patients and above the knee popliteal artery in 4 subjects. After both types of reconstruction, extirpation of infected grafts from the groin was performed (Figure 2. The control examination was performed using physical and Doppler ultrasonographic examinations, one, 3, 6, 12 months, and then every year after the operation. In cases with suspected graft infection or thrombosis, control angography was also performed. One intraoperative perforation of the urinary bladder has been done accidentally during obturator bypass reconstruction. The mean follow-up period for patients with obturator bypasses was 2.3 years, while 2.1 years for patients with "lateral" bypasses. Comparing with "lateral" bypass, obturator bypass showed statistically significant lower (p < 0.05 30- day mortality and early graft infection rate, as well as statistically significant better early and total limb salvage rate. There were no statistically significant differences (p > 0.05 between obturator and "lateral" bypass procedures having in mind, late graft infection rate, as well as early and late graft patency (Figures 3 and 4. In cases with infected vascular prostheses in the groin, the authors recommend obturator bypass comparing with "lateral" bypass.

  4. Cutaneous Sensory Block Area, Muscle-Relaxing Effect, and Block Duration of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block

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    Støving, Kion; Rothe, Christian; Rosenstock, Charlotte V; Aasvang, Eske K; Lundstrøm, Lars H; Lange, Kai H W

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    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a widely used nerve block. However, basic block characteristics are poorly described. The purpose of this study was to assess the cutaneous sensory block area, muscle-relaxing effect, and block duration. METHODS: Sixteen healthy volunteers were randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided unilateral TAP block with 20 mL 7.5 mg/mL ropivacaine and placebo on the contralateral side. Measurements were performed at baseline and 9...

  5. Influence of smear layer removal on the obturation of root canal ramifications

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    Elaine Vianna Freitas, Fachin; Roberta Kochenborger, Scarparo; Liliane Inês Sachet, Massoni.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether smear layer removal has any influence on the filling of the root canal system, by examining the obturation of lateral canals, secondary canals and apical deltas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty maxillary and mandibular canines were randomly divided into two group [...] s, according to their irrigation regimen. Both groups were irrigated with 1% NaOCl during canal shaping, but only the teeth in Group II received a final irrigation with 17% EDTA for smear layer removal. The root canals were obturated with lateral condensation of gutta-percha and the specimens were cleared, allowing for observation under the microscope. RESULTS: In Groups I and II, 42.5% and 37.5% of the teeth, respectively, presented at least one filled canal ramification. Although a larger number of obturated ramifications was found in Group I, there were no statistically significant differences between the two groups (p = 0.4957). CONCLUSIONS: Smear layer removal under the conditions tested in this study did not affect the obturation of root canal ramifications when lateral condensation of gutta-percha was the technique used for root canal filling.

  6. Application of palatal RB obturator in babies with isolated palatal cleft

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    Radoji?i? Julija

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Isolated cleft of secondary palate has a specific clinical picture due to a wide communication between the mouth and nose cavity. As a consequence of that, babies born with this malformation are often subject to infections of the upper bronchial tubes, middle ear, speech disorders, and certainly the most difficult existential problem they face at the very beginning of their lives, the impossibility of suckling (breast feeding. Such babies have to be fed with gastric probe. The difficulties in their nutrition have often been described in literature, yet a singular attitude toward early orthodontic therapy has not been adopted still. The aim of the paper was to describe a design and application of obturator immediately after the birth of a baby with isolated palatal cleft, and the role in feeding. Case report. We presented a female neonate, born on 27th December 2007, with a wide fissure in the shape of the letter U over the entire secondary palate. The baby was referred to the Stomatology Clinic due to nutrition impossibility. To avoid feeding with gastric probe, the formation of RB obturator was performed (artificial palate. Hereby, the procedure of obturator making with an explanation of its function is presented. Conclusion. The application of RB obturator and the necessary education of parents have a major role in shortening the time of breast feeding and increasing the amount of food intake and, thus, for the normal growth and development of newborn infants with isolated palate cleft.

  7. Filling of simulated lateral canals using different obturation techniques: analysis through IDA digital radiograph system

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    Clarissa Teles Rodrigues

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Lateral canals are part of the root canal system and may be related to periodontal-endodontic diseases. The filling techniques that employ thermoplasticized gutta-percha have demonstrated better results in filling lateral canals. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate, through digital radiographs, three techniques of root canal obturation (Lateral Condensation, Obtura II System, Tagger’s Hybrid regarding to the ability of filling artificial lateral canals. Material and methods: 30 extracted human lower premolars were used in this study. The crowns were removed and artificial laterals canals were prepared on the coronal, medium and apical thirds of the roots by using a reamer made of a K 10 file. The root canals were instrumented and obturated by the following techniques: Lateral Condensation, Obtura II System, and Tagger’s Hybrid. The teeth were radiographed with IDA digital radiograph system and the filling of the lateral canals was evaluated by scores for further statistical analysis. Results: No significant difference was found in the filling of lateral canals between Lateral Condensation and Obtura II, but a significant difference was found among these two and Tagger’s Hybrid technique. Conclusion: Tagger’s Hybrid technique promoted the highest numbers of obturated lateral canals. In the three groups, the root thirds presenting greater number of filled lateral canals were coronal and middle, regardless of the obturation technique employed.

  8. Eficacia y seguridad del bloqueo de nervio supraescapular guiado por ultrasonido en pacientes con dolor crónico de hombro / Efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided suprascapular nerve block in patients with chronic shoulder pain

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    Mario Andrés, Arcila Lotero; Roberto Cario, Rivera Díaz; Daniel, Campuzano Escobar; María Adelaida, Mejía Aguilar; Sandra Milena, Martínez Ramírez.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El síndrome de hombro doloroso es una de las patologías más comunes de dolor crónico de origen osteomuscular. Y es frecuente encontrar pacientes sin mejoría con el tratamiento conservador con terapia física y fármacos, e incluso fallo en el manejo quirúrgico. El bloqueo supraescapular [...] guiado por ultrasonido es una alternativa cuando la terapia de base no funciona. Objetivo: Determinar la eficacia clínica y la seguridad del manejo intervencionista con bloqueo del nervio supraescapular guiado por ultrasonografía en pacientes con dolor crónico de hombro. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio de tipo descriptivo, prospectivo, de seguimiento a una cohorte de 46 pacientes con enfermedad dolorosa crónica de hombro que recibieron tratamiento intervencionista guiado por ultrasonografía en el Instituto Colombiano del Dolor entre los meses de octubre de 2011 y mayo de 2012, para determinar su eficacia y seguridad. Se obtuvieron datos antes del procedimiento, a los 2 días y un mes después. La intensidad de dolor se midió con la escala visual analógica (EVA). Resultados: Se realizaron 46 bloqueos. El 78,3% de los pacientes presentaron una disminución del dolor de al menos el 50% a los 2 días y el 47,8% al mes, con una diferencia estadísticamente significativa (p Abstract in english Introduction: The painful shoulder syndrome is one of the most common chronic pain conditions of muscle-skeletal origin. It is frequent to find patients who do not improve with conservative treatment based on medications and physical therapy, or even with surgical management. Ultrasound-guided supra [...] scapular blockade is another option when basic therapy does not work. Objective: To determine the clinical efficacy and safety of interventional management with ultrasound-guided suprascapular nerve block in patients with chronic shoulder pain. Materials and methods: A descriptive, prospective, follow-up study was conducted in a cohort of 46 patients with chronic shoulder pain disorder who received interventional treatment under ultrasound guidance at the Colombian Pain Institute between October 2011 and May 2012, with the objective of determining efficacy and safety of the procedure. Data were gathered before the procedure, and then two days later and one month after the procedure. Pain intensity was measured using the visual analogue scale (VAS). Results: Forty-six blocks were performed. Overall, 78.3% of the patients experienced at least 50% reduction of pain two days later, and 47.8% had pain relief after one month, with a statistically significant difference (p

  9. Bloqueio seletivo dos nervos supraescapular e axilar promove analgesia satisfatória e menor grau de bloqueio motor: comparação com o bloqueio interescalênico / Selective suprascapular and axillary nerve block provides adequate analgesia and minimal motor block: comparison with interscalene block / El bloqueo selectivo de los nervios supraescapular y axilar promueve una analgesia satisfactoria y un menor grado de bloqueo motor: comparación con el bloqueo interescalénico

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    Patrícia Falcão, Pitombo; Rogério Meira, Barros; Marcos Almeida, Matos; Norma Sueli Pinheiro, Módolo.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVO: Cirurgias artroscópicas do ombro cursam com intensa dor pós-operatória. Diversas técnicas analgésicas têm sido preconizadas. O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar o bloqueio dos nervos supraescapular e axilar nas cirurgias artroscópicas de ombro com a abordagem interescalêni [...] ca do plexo braquial. MÉTODO: Sessenta e oito pacientes foram alocados em dois grupos de 34, de acordo com a técnica utilizada: grupo interescalênico (GI) e grupo seletivo (GS), sendo ambas as abordagens realizadas com neuroestimulador. No GI, após resposta motora adequada foram injetados 30 mL de levopubivacaína em excesso enantiomérico de 50% a 0,33% com adrenalina 1:200.000. No GS, após resposta motora do nervo supraescapular e axilar, foram injetados 15 mL da mesma substância em cada nervo. Em seguida, realizada anestesia geral. Variáveis avaliadas: tempo para realização dos bloqueios, analgesia, consumo de opioide, bloqueio motor, estabilidade cardiocirculatória, satisfação e aceitabilidade pelo paciente. RESULTADOS: Tempo para execução do bloqueio interescalênico foi significativamente menor que para realização do bloqueio seletivo. Analgesia foi significativamente maior no pós-operatório imediato no GI e no pós-operatório tardio no GS. Consumo de morfina foi significativamente maior na primeira hora no GS. Bloqueio motor foi significativamente menor no GS. Estabilidade cardiocirculatória, satisfação e aceitabilidade da técnica pelo paciente não diferiram entre os grupos. Ocorreu uma falha no GI e duas no GS. CONCLUSÕES: Ambas as técnicas são seguras, eficazes com mesmo grau de satisfação e aceitabilidade. O bloqueio seletivo de ambos os nervos apresentou analgesia satisfatória, com a vantagem de proporcionar bloqueio motor restrito ao ombro. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Las cirugías artroscópicas del hombro cursan con un intenso dolor postoperatorio. Diversas técnicas analgésicas han sido preconizadas. El objetivo de este estudio fue comparar el bloqueo de los nervios supraescapular y axilar en las cirugías artroscópicas de hombro con el [...] abordaje interescalénico del plexo braquial. MÉTODO: Sesenta y ocho pacientes fueron ubicados en dos grupos de 34, de acuerdo con la técnica utilizada: grupo Interescalénico (GI) y grupo selectivo (GS), siendo ambos abordajes realizados con neuroestimulador. En el GI, y después de la respuesta motora adecuada, se inyectaron 30 mL de levopubivacaina en exceso enantiomérico de un 50% al 0,33% con adrenalina 1:200.000. En el GS, y después de la respuesta motora del nervio supraescapular y axilar, se inyectaron 15 mL de la misma sustancia en cada nervio. Enseguida se realizó la anestesia general. Las variables que se evaluaron fueron: tiempo para la realización de los bloqueos, analgesia, consumo de opioide, bloqueo motor, estabilidad cardiocirculatoria, satisfacción y aceptabilidad por parte del paciente. RESULTADOS: El tiempo para la ejecución del bloqueo interescalénico fue significativamente menor que para la realización del bloqueo selectivo. La analgesia fue significativamente mayor en el postoperatorio inmediato en el GI y en el postoperatorio tardío en el GS. El consumo de morfina fue significativamente mayor en la primera hora en el GS. El bloqueo motor fue significativamente menor en el GS. La estabilidad cardiocirculatoria, satisfacción y aceptabilidad de la técnica por el paciente no fueron diferentes entre los grupos. Ocurrió un fallo en el GI y dos en el GS. CONCLUSIONES: Ambas técnicas son seguras y eficaces con el mismo grado de satisfacción y de aceptabilidad. El bloqueo selectivo de ambos nervios presentó una analgesia satisfactoria, con la ventaja de proporcionar un bloqueo motor restringido al hombro. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Shoulder arthroscopic surgeries evolve with intense postoperative pain. Several analgesic techniques have been advocated. The aim of this study was to compare suprascapular and axillary nerve blocks in shoulder

  10. Bloqueio seletivo dos nervos supraescapular e axilar promove analgesia satisfatória e menor grau de bloqueio motor: comparação com o bloqueio interescalênico El bloqueo selectivo de los nervios supraescapular y axilar promueve una analgesia satisfactoria y un menor grado de bloqueo motor: comparación con el bloqueo interescalénico Selective suprascapular and axillary nerve block provides adequate analgesia and minimal motor block: comparison with interscalene block

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    Patrícia Falcão Pitombo

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVO: Cirurgias artroscópicas do ombro cursam com intensa dor pós-operatória. Diversas técnicas analgésicas têm sido preconizadas. O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar o bloqueio dos nervos supraescapular e axilar nas cirurgias artroscópicas de ombro com a abordagem interescalênica do plexo braquial. MÉTODO: Sessenta e oito pacientes foram alocados em dois grupos de 34, de acordo com a técnica utilizada: grupo interescalênico (GI e grupo seletivo (GS, sendo ambas as abordagens realizadas com neuroestimulador. No GI, após resposta motora adequada foram injetados 30 mL de levopubivacaína em excesso enantiomérico de 50% a 0,33% com adrenalina 1:200.000. No GS, após resposta motora do nervo supraescapular e axilar, foram injetados 15 mL da mesma substância em cada nervo. Em seguida, realizada anestesia geral. Variáveis avaliadas: tempo para realização dos bloqueios, analgesia, consumo de opioide, bloqueio motor, estabilidade cardiocirculatória, satisfação e aceitabilidade pelo paciente. RESULTADOS: Tempo para execução do bloqueio interescalênico foi significativamente menor que para realização do bloqueio seletivo. Analgesia foi significativamente maior no pós-operatório imediato no GI e no pós-operatório tardio no GS. Consumo de morfina foi significativamente maior na primeira hora no GS. Bloqueio motor foi significativamente menor no GS. Estabilidade cardiocirculatória, satisfação e aceitabilidade da técnica pelo paciente não diferiram entre os grupos. Ocorreu uma falha no GI e duas no GS. CONCLUSÕES: Ambas as técnicas são seguras, eficazes com mesmo grau de satisfação e aceitabilidade. O bloqueio seletivo de ambos os nervos apresentou analgesia satisfatória, com a vantagem de proporcionar bloqueio motor restrito ao ombro.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Las cirugías artroscópicas del hombro cursan con un intenso dolor postoperatorio. Diversas técnicas analgésicas han sido preconizadas. El objetivo de este estudio fue comparar el bloqueo de los nervios supraescapular y axilar en las cirugías artroscópicas de hombro con el abordaje interescalénico del plexo braquial. MÉTODO: Sesenta y ocho pacientes fueron ubicados en dos grupos de 34, de acuerdo con la técnica utilizada: grupo Interescalénico (GI y grupo selectivo (GS, siendo ambos abordajes realizados con neuroestimulador. En el GI, y después de la respuesta motora adecuada, se inyectaron 30 mL de levopubivacaina en exceso enantiomérico de un 50% al 0,33% con adrenalina 1:200.000. En el GS, y después de la respuesta motora del nervio supraescapular y axilar, se inyectaron 15 mL de la misma sustancia en cada nervio. Enseguida se realizó la anestesia general. Las variables que se evaluaron fueron: tiempo para la realización de los bloqueos, analgesia, consumo de opioide, bloqueo motor, estabilidad cardiocirculatoria, satisfacción y aceptabilidad por parte del paciente. RESULTADOS: El tiempo para la ejecución del bloqueo interescalénico fue significativamente menor que para la realización del bloqueo selectivo. La analgesia fue significativamente mayor en el postoperatorio inmediato en el GI y en el postoperatorio tardío en el GS. El consumo de morfina fue significativamente mayor en la primera hora en el GS. El bloqueo motor fue significativamente menor en el GS. La estabilidad cardiocirculatoria, satisfacción y aceptabilidad de la técnica por el paciente no fueron diferentes entre los grupos. Ocurrió un fallo en el GI y dos en el GS. CONCLUSIONES: Ambas técnicas son seguras y eficaces con el mismo grado de satisfacción y de aceptabilidad. El bloqueo selectivo de ambos nervios presentó una analgesia satisfactoria, con la ventaja de proporcionar un bloqueo motor restringido al hombro.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Shoulder arthroscopic surgeries evolve with intense postoperative pain. Several analgesic techniques have been advocated. The aim of this study was to compare suprascapular and axillary nerve blocks in shoulder arthroscopy using the interscalene approach to brachial ple

  11. Nervio Femoral Accesorio: Una Variación del Plexo Lumbar / Accessory Femoral Nerve: a Variation of Lumbar Plexus

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    E, Olave; J. J, Cabezas; A, Soto; O, Binvignat.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Variaciones en el origen de los ramos del plexo lumbar son observadas comúnmente durante las disecciones. Entre ellas se pueden mencionar: ausencia del nervio iliohipogástrico, presencia de un nervio obturador accesorio, bifurcación del nervio femoral, entre otras, destacándose la presencia de un ne [...] rvio accesorio del nervio femoral. Durante una disección de rutina, en un cadáver fijado en formaldehido 10%, de un individuo adulto, Chileno, de sexo masculino, se observó la presencia unilateral de este nervio femoral accesorio originado del ramo anterior del nervio femoral, el cual estaba formado por dos ramos, describiendo sus características de origen, trayecto y distribución. Las variaciones anatómicas del plexo lumbar deben ser consideradas en el momento de efectuar cirugías en la región, evitando daños al nervio mencionado u otros, durante la disección quirúrgica. Abstract in english Variations in the origin of the branches of the lumbar plexus are commonly observed during dissections. Among them may be mentioned: absence of iliohypogastric nerve, the presence of an accessory obturator nerve, femoral nerve bifurcation, highlighting the presence of a accessory femoral nerve. Duri [...] ng routine dissection in a cadaver fixed in 10% formaldehyde, an adult individual, Chilean, male, unilateral accessory femoral nerve was observed, originating from the anterior branch of femoral nerve, which consisted of two branches.The characteristics of origin, course and distribution are described. Anatomical variations of the lumbar plexus must always be considered at the time of surgery in the mentioned sector avoiding nerve damage, during surgical dissection.

  12. Flank hernia secondary to phenol nerve block.

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    Al-Hilli, Z

    2010-09-01

    The management of patients with chronic pain is challenging. The aim of treatment is alleviation of symptoms in an attempt to increase functional capacity. Interventional procedures, such as chemical neurolysis are adopted when other techniques fail to provide adequate pain control.

  13. Synovial sarcoma of nerve

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    Scheithauer, BW; Amrami, KK; Folpe, AL; Silva, AI; Edgar, MA; Woodruff, JM; Levi, AD; Spinner, RJ

    2011-01-01

    Tumors of peripheral nerve are largely neuroectodermal in nature and derived from 2 elements of nerve, Schwann or perineurial cells. In contrast, mesenchymal tumors affecting peripheral nerve are rare and are derived mainly from epineurial connective tissue. The spectrum of the latter is broad and includes lipoma, vascular neoplasms, hematopoietic tumors, and even meningioma. Of malignant peripheral nerve neoplasms, the vast majority are primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Malignancies of...

  14. Bilateral variant of sciatic nerve exhibiting intra-pelvic division

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    Rejeena P Raj, Kunjumon PC, More Anju B

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Context (background: In case of high division of the sciatic nerve in the pelvis its, common peroneal component may pierce the Piriformis muscle. This anatomical variant can explain many clinical findings. Aims: Its objective is to report a case of high division of the sciatic nerve in order to contribute towards better anatomical understanding of the gluteal region. Methods and Material: Routine undergraduate dissection of a male cadaver revealed bilateral variation in sciatic nerve. Results: Sciatic nerve is dividing into tibial and common peroneal components in the pelvis. Common peroneal component is piercing through the piriformis muscle. Tibial component is emerging between piriformis and superior gemelli muscle. Conclusions: Sciatic nerve variation can lead to a Piriformis muscle syndrome, inadvertent injury during operations in the gluteal region, failure of sciatic nerve block and/or sciatic neuropathy. The differences in routes of these two nerve components can explain them.

  15. Comparative Evaluation of Sealing Ability of Three Newer Root Canal Obturating Materials Guttaflow, Resilon and Thermafil: An In Vitro Study

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    H Bhandi, Shilpa; T.S., Subhash

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: Microleakage continues to be a main reason for failure of root canal treatment where the challenge has been to achieve an adequate seal between the internal structure and the main obturating material. The objective of this study is to compare the sealing ability of 3 newer obturating materials GuttaFlow, Resilon/Epiphany system (RES) and Thermafil, using silver nitrate dye and observing under stereomicroscope.

  16. Bloqueio do nervo frênico após realização de bloqueio do plexo braquial pela via interescalênica: relato de caso A bloqueo del nervio frénico después de la realización de bloqueo del plexo braquial por la vía interescalénica: relato de caso Phrenic nerve block after interscalene brachial plexus block: case report

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    Luis Henrique Cangiani

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Bloqueio do nervo frênico é um evento adverso do bloqueio do plexo braquial; entretanto, na sua maioria, sem repercussões clínicas importantes. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar um caso em que ocorreu bloqueio do nervo frênico, com comprometimento ventilatório, em paciente com insuficiência renal crônica submetido a instalação de fístula arteriovenosa extensa, sob bloqueio do plexo braquial pela via perivascular interescalênica. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, 50 anos, tabagista, portador de insuficiência renal crônica em regime de hemodiálise, hipertensão arterial, hepatite C, diabetes mellitus, doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, a ser submetido à instalação de fístula arteriovenosa extensa no membro superior direito sob bloqueio de plexo braquial pela via interescalênica. O plexo braquial foi localizado com utilização do estimulador de nervo periférico. Foram injetados 35 mL de uma solução de anestésico local, constituída de uma mistura de lidocaína a 2% com epinefrina a 1:200.000 e ropivacaína a 0,75% em partes iguais. Ao final da injeção o paciente apresentava-se lúcido, porém com dispnéia e predomínio de incursão respiratória intercostal ipsilateral ao bloqueio. Não havia murmúrio vesicular na base do hemitórax direito. A SpO2 manteve-se em 95%, com cateter nasal de oxigênio. Não foi necessária instalação de métodos de auxílio ventilatório invasivo. Radiografia do tórax revelou que o hemidiafragma direito ocupava o 5° espaço intercostal. O quadro clínico foi revertido em três horas. CONCLUSÕES: O caso mostrou que houve paralisia total do nervo frênico com sintomas respiratórios. Apesar de não ter sido necessária terapêutica invasiva para o tratamento, fica o alerta para a restrição da indicação da técnica nesses casos.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El bloqueo del nervio frénico es un evento adverso del bloqueo del plexo braquial, sin embargo, en su mayoría, sin repercusiones clínicas importantes. El objetivo de este relato fue presentar un caso en que ocurrió bloqueo del nervio frénico, con comprometimiento ventilatorio en paciente con insuficiencia renal crónica, sometido a la instalación de fístula arterio-venosa extensa, bajo bloqueo del plexo braquial por la vía perivascular interescalénica. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo masculino, 50 años, tabaquista, portador de insuficiencia renal crónica en régimen de hemodiálisis, hipertensión arterial, hepatitis C, diabetes melito, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, sometido a la instalación de fístula arterio-venosa extensa en el miembro superior derecho bajo bloqueo de plexo braquial por la vía interescalénica. El plexo braquial fue localizado con la utilización del estimulador de nervio periférico. Se inyectaron 35 mL de una solución de anestésico local constituida de una mezcla de lidocaína a 2% con epinefrina a 1:200.000 y ropivacaína a 0,75% en partes iguales. Al final de la inyección el paciente estaba lúcido, pero sin embargo con disnea y predominio de incursión respiratoria intercostal ipsilateral al bloqueo. No había murmullo vesicular en la base del hemitórax derecho. La SpO2 se mantuvo en un 95%, con catéter nasal de oxígeno. No fue necesaria la instalación de métodos de auxilio ventilatorio invasivo. La radiografía del tórax reveló que el hemidiafragma derecho ocupaba el 5° espacio intercostal. El cuadro clínico se revirtió en tres horas. CONCLUSIONES: El caso mostró que hubo parálisis total del nervio frénico con síntomas respiratorios. A pesar de no haber sido necesaria la terapéutica invasiva para el tratamiento, queda el aviso aquí para la restricción de la indicación de la técnica en esos casos.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Phrenic nerve block is a common adverse event of brachial plexus block. However, in most cases it does not have any important clinical repercussion. The objective of this work was to report a case with phrenic nerve block with respiratory repercus

  17. Coronal microleakage in intact and carious teeth obturated using lateral compaction of gutta-percha

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    ?eri Aleksandra; Sukara S.; Arbutina R.; Trni? Z.; Gaji? N.

    2008-01-01

    Introduction: Coronal microleakage is one of the most important factors for the success and longevity of endodontically treated teeth. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the coronal microleakage in carious and intact teeth obturated with lateral compaction of gutta-percha using the dye penetration method. Materials and Methods: Forty extracted human teeth were allocated to two groups: Group I consisted of 20 intact teeth (10 single-rooted and 10 multi-rooted) and Group II com...

  18. Evaluation of three instrumentation techniques at the precision of apical stop and apical sealing of obturation

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    Özgür Genç; Tayfun Alaçam; Guven Kayaoglu

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of two NiTi rotary apical preparation techniques used with an electronic apex locator-integrated endodontic motor and a manual technique to create an apical stop at a predetermined level (0.5 mm short of the apical foramen) in teeth with disrupted apical constriction, and to evaluate microleakage following obturation in such prepared teeth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 85 intact human mandibular permanent incisors with single root canal...

  19. Efficacy of Two Rotary NiTi Instruments in Removal of Resilon/Epiphany Obturants

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    Pooneh Mohebbi

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: The success of endodontic retreatment is related to the complete removal of the obturation material from the root canal system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Mtwo R and ProTaper retreatment files in removing the Resilon/Epiphany system with or without chloroform during retreatment. Materials and Methods: Sixty distal roots of first mandibular molars were prepared and laterally condensed with Resilon/Epiphany, then divided into four groups (15 each for ret...

  20. Efficacy of ProTaper Retreatment System in Root Canals Obturated with Gutta-Percha Using Two Different Sealers and GuttaFlow

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    Jaya Siotia; Shashi Rashmi Acharya; Sunil Kumar Gupta

    2011-01-01

    Objective. To compare the efficacy of ProTaper retreatment files in removing three different obturating materials. Study Design. Forty-five human, single-rooted premolars were divided into three experimental groups. Group 1 was obturated with gutta-percha and AH Plus sealer, Group 2 was obturated with gutta-percha and zinc oxide eugenol sealer, and Group 3 was obturated with GuttaFlow. Retreatment was done using the ProTaper universal rotary retreatment files. Root halves were visualized usin...

  1. Comparison of Bacterial Leakage between 3 Different Root Canal Obturation Techniques in Oval Shaped Canals

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    Eshagh-ali Saberi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sealing ability of 3 obturation techniques in oval-shaped canals by bacterial leakage assessment. Methods: Sixty mandibular incisors with oval canals were selected after providing buccolingual and mesiodistal radiographs. The teeth were sectioned at a 10 mm distance from the apex. After instrumentation, the teeth were divided into 3 groups and the canals in the three groups were obturated with lateral condensation (G1, warm vertical condensation (G2 and thermoplasticized injectable gutta percha (G3. The teeth were exposed to human saliva. Observing the turbidity of the BHI broth for a period of 63 days the number of days required for the complete contamination of root canals was recorded. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistical methods and Kruskal-Wallis test with SPSS statistical software. Results: Warm vertical condensation (G2 needed a significantly greater average time for leakage than the two other methods. No significant differences were found between lateral condensations and thermoplasticized injectable G.P techniques. Conclusion: warm vertical condensation provides a better seal against bacterial leakage than lateral condensation and obtura II method in obturating oval-canals.

  2. FABRICATION OF A HOLLOW BULB OBTURATOR FOR A HEMI- MAXILLECTOMY DEFECT: A CASE REPORT

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    Mukesh

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Benign or malignant tumors of mouth and oropharyngeal region often result in the maxillofacial defects. The acquired maxillectomy defects results in the impairment of speech, mastication, swallowing and facial esthetics. The Prosthodontist plays a significant role in the rehabilitation of the acquired maxillectomy defects with the special emphasis to the reduction of the weight of the prosthesis and thereby enhancing the retention and stability. The weight of the obturator can cause a dislodging force. It must therefore be as light as possible. A suitable technique of fabrication should be selected to achieve this. This case report describes the fabrication of a hollow bulb obturator for a hemi- maxillectomy patient (Aramany’s class 1 defect who had undergone wide excision and alveolar resection squeal of management of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the right palate. This article describes the step by step clinical and laboratory procedure involved in the rehabilitation of a hemimaxillectoy dentate patients using obturator lined with soft liner to restore the functions such as esthetics, mastication, deglutition and speech

  3. Sabots, Obturator and Gas-In-Launch Tube Techniques for Heat Flux Models in Ballistic Ranges

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    Bogdanoff, David W.; Wilder, Michael C.

    2013-01-01

    For thermal protection system (heat shield) design for space vehicle entry into earth and other planetary atmospheres, it is essential to know the augmentation of the heat flux due to vehicle surface roughness. At the NASA Ames Hypervelocity Free Flight Aerodynamic Facility (HFFAF) ballistic range, a campaign of heat flux studies on rough models, using infrared camera techniques, has been initiated. Several phenomena can interfere with obtaining good heat flux data when using this measuring technique. These include leakage of the hot drive gas in the gun barrel through joints in the sabot (model carrier) to create spurious thermal imprints on the model forebody, deposition of sabot material on the model forebody, thereby changing the thermal properties of the model surface and unknown in-barrel heating of the model. This report presents developments in launch techniques to greatly reduce or eliminate these problems. The techniques include the use of obturator cups behind the launch package, enclosed versus open front sabot designs and the use of hydrogen gas in the launch tube. Attention also had to be paid to the problem of the obturator drafting behind the model and impacting the model. Of the techniques presented, the obturator cups and hydrogen in the launch tube were successful when properly implemented

  4. [Who is responsible for the postoperative nerve injury? Anesthesia? Orthopedics? Trauma?].

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    Kelsaka, Ebru; Güldo?u?, Fuat; Erdo?an, Murat; Zengin, Eyüp Ca?atay

    2014-01-01

    In the pathogenesis of peripheral nerve injury, mechanical as well as vascular pressure, and chemical reasons play a role. In the applications of peripheral nerve block, there can be mechanical injury due to the type of needle and intrafascicular injections. In humerus fractures, nerve injury can be seen due to the surgical retractions and close proximity of the nerves with the bone. In addition, trauma may be the reason for posttraumatic nerve injury. In this presentation, we discussed the causes of postoperative nerve damage, which is seen after the operation of the distal humerus fracture. PMID:25205414

  5. Sensory nerves and pancreatitis

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    LI, QINGFU; Peng, Jie

    2014-01-01

    Sensory nerves are a kind of nerve that conduct afferent impulses from the periphery receptors to the central nervous system (CNS) and are able to release neuromediators from the activated peripheral endings. Sensory nerves are particularly important for microcirculatory response, and stimulation of pancreatic sensory nerves releases a variety of neuropeptides such as substance P (SP), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), etc., leading to neurogenic inflammation characterized as the local ...

  6. Unusual Communications between the Cutaneous Branches of Ulnar Nerve in the Palm

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    Sirasanagandla, Srinivasa Rao; Padavinangady, Abhinitha; Nayak, Satheesha B.; Jetti, Raghu

    2015-01-01

    Variations of dorsal and volar digital cutaneous branches of ulnar nerve are of tremendous clinical importance for successful regional nerve blocks, skin flaps, carpal tunnel release and placement of electrodes for electrophysiological studies. With the aforementioned clinical implications it is worth to report the variations of cutaneous branches of ulnar nerve. In the current case, we have encountered a rare variation (Kaplan`s anastomosis) of ulnar nerve, in the right upper limb. We have n...

  7. The Physics of Nerves

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    Heimburg, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    The accepted model for nerve pulse propagation in biological membranes seems insufficient. It is restricted to dissipative electrical phenomena and considers nerve pulses exclusively as a microscopic phenomenon. A simple thermodynamic model that is based on the macroscopic properties of membranes allows explaining more features of nerve pulse propagation including the phenomenon of anesthesia that has so far remained unexplained.

  8. Comparison of laterally condensed, vertically compacted thermoplasticized, cold free-flow GP obturations - A volumetric analysis using spiral CT

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    Kandaswamy Deivanayagam

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim/Objective: To compare the laterally condensed gutta-percha, vertically compacted thermoplastized gutta-percha (E and Q Plus system and cold free-flow gutta-percha (GuttaFlow. This is a volumetric analysis using spiral CT, an in vitro study. Materials and Methods: Access cavities were prepared in 60 single rooted anterior teeth; cleaning and shaping was done and obturated with three of the different techniques: group A: cold lateral; group B: vertically compacted thermoplasticized and group C: cold free-flow obturation techniques. Volume analysis was done using spiral computed tomography (CT. The percentage difference was calculated and statistically analyzed using one-way ANOVA and post hoc multiple comparison Tukey HSD tests. Results: There were statistical significant differences between group A (0.183cm 3 and group B (0.136cm 3 ; group A (0.183cm 3 and group C (0.128cm 3 . But there was no statistical significance between group B (0.136cm 3 and group C (0.128cm 3 . Conclusion: Within the limitations of this in vitro study it can be concluded that cold free-flow obturation technique showed the highest volume of obturation, followed by the vertically condensed thermoplasticized technique. The least volume of obturation was observed in cold lateral condensation technique.

  9. Clinical and radiographic evaluation of zinc oxide with aloe vera as an obturating material in pulpectomy: An in vivo study

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    Abhishek Khairwa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pulp therapy for pulpally involved primary teeth continues to be a challenge to clinicians. One of the major areas of continued research is in the area of finding obturating materials to suit the specific properties of these teeth. Zinc oxide eugenol is used frequently in pulpectomy for the obturation of the primary teeth. Aims: To evaluate clinically and radiographically a mixture of zinc oxide eugenol and aloe vera as an obturating material. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 children, aged between 4 and 9 years, who were screened for unilateral or bilateral carious deciduous molars were studied. Out of these, 15 children were randomly selected for endodontic treatment. Obturation was done with a mixture of zinc oxide powder and aloe vera gel. Clinical and radiographic evaluation was done after 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months. The data were statistically analyzed. Results and Conclusion: Endodontic treatment using a mixture of zinc oxide powder and aloe vera gel in primary teeth has shown good clinical and radiographic success. A detailed observational study with longer follow-up will highlight the benefits of aloe vera in primary teeth as an obturating medium.

  10. Nerve conduction and excitability studies in peripheral nerve disorders

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    Krarup, Christian; Moldovan, Mihai

    2009-01-01

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review is aimed at providing information about the role of nerve excitability studies in peripheral nerve disorders. It has been known for many years that the insight into peripheral nerve pathophysiology provided by conventional nerve conduction studies is limited. Nerve excitability studies are relatively novel but are acquiring an increasingly important role in the study of peripheral nerves. RECENT FINDINGS: By measuring responses in nerve that are related to nodal fun...

  11. Comparison of ProTaper and Mtwo retreatment systems in the removal of resin-based root canal obturation materials during retreatment.

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    Iriboz, Emre; Sazak Öveço?lu, Hesna

    2014-04-01

    To evaluate the effectiveness of the ProTaper and Mtwo retreatment systems for removal of resin-based obturation techniques during retreatment. A total of 160 maxillary anterior teeth were enlarged to size 30 using ProTaper and Mtwo rotary instruments. Teeth were randomly divided into eight groups. Resilon?+?Epiphany, gutta-percha?+?Epiphany, gutta-percha?+?AH Plus and gutta-percha?+?Kerr Pulp Canal Sealer (PCS) combinations were used for obturation. ProTaper and Mtwo retreatment files were used for removal of root canal treatments. After clearing the roots, the teeth were split vertically into halves, and the cleanliness of the canal walls was determined by scanning electron microscopy. Specimens obturated with gutta-percha and Kerr PCS displayed significantly more remnant obturation material than did specimens filled with resin-based obturation materials. Teeth prepared with Mtwo instruments contained significantly more remnant filling material than did teeth prepared with ProTaper. ProTaper files were significantly faster than Mtwo instruments in terms of the mean time of retreatment and time required to reach working length. The Resilon?+?Epiphany and AH Plus?+?gutta-percha obturation materials were removed more easily than were the Epiphany?+?gutta-percha and Kerr PCS?+?gutta-percha obturation materials. Although ProTaper retreatment files worked faster than did Mtwo retreatment files in terms of removing root canal obturation materials, both retreatment systems are effective, reliable and fast. PMID:24697958

  12. Imaging the trigeminal nerve

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    Of all cranial nerves, the trigeminal nerve is the largest and the most widely distributed in the supra-hyoid neck. It provides sensory input from the face and motor innervation to the muscles of mastication. In order to adequately image the full course of the trigeminal nerve and its main branches a detailed knowledge of neuroanatomy and imaging technique is required. Although the main trunk of the trigeminal nerve is consistently seen on conventional brain studies, high-resolution tailored imaging is mandatory to depict smaller nerve branches and subtle pathologic processes. Increasing developments in imaging technique made possible isotropic sub-milimetric images and curved reconstructions of cranial nerves and their branches and led to an increasing recognition of symptomatic trigeminal neuropathies. Whereas MRI has a higher diagnostic yield in patients with trigeminal neuropathy, CT is still required to demonstrate the bony anatomy of the skull base and is the modality of choice in the context of traumatic injury to the nerve. Imaging of the trigeminal nerve is particularly cumbersome as its long course from the brainstem nuclei to the peripheral branches and its rich anastomotic network impede, in most cases, a topographic approach. Therefore, except in cases of classic trigeminal neuralgia, in which imaging studies can be tailored to the root entry zone, the full course of the trigeminal nerve has to be imaged. This article provides an update in the most recent advances on MR imaging technique and a segmental imaging approach to the most common pathologic processes affecting the trigeminal nerve.

  13. Imaging the trigeminal nerve

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    Borges, Alexandra [Radiology Department, Instituto Portugues de Oncologia Francisco Gentil, Centro de Lisboa, Rua Prof. Lima Basto, 1093, Lisboa (Portugal)], E-mail: borgalexandra@gmail.com; Casselman, Jan [Department of Radiology, A. Z. St Jan Brugge and A. Z. St Augustinus Antwerpen Hospitals (Belgium)

    2010-05-15

    Of all cranial nerves, the trigeminal nerve is the largest and the most widely distributed in the supra-hyoid neck. It provides sensory input from the face and motor innervation to the muscles of mastication. In order to adequately image the full course of the trigeminal nerve and its main branches a detailed knowledge of neuroanatomy and imaging technique is required. Although the main trunk of the trigeminal nerve is consistently seen on conventional brain studies, high-resolution tailored imaging is mandatory to depict smaller nerve branches and subtle pathologic processes. Increasing developments in imaging technique made possible isotropic sub-milimetric images and curved reconstructions of cranial nerves and their branches and led to an increasing recognition of symptomatic trigeminal neuropathies. Whereas MRI has a higher diagnostic yield in patients with trigeminal neuropathy, CT is still required to demonstrate the bony anatomy of the skull base and is the modality of choice in the context of traumatic injury to the nerve. Imaging of the trigeminal nerve is particularly cumbersome as its long course from the brainstem nuclei to the peripheral branches and its rich anastomotic network impede, in most cases, a topographic approach. Therefore, except in cases of classic trigeminal neuralgia, in which imaging studies can be tailored to the root entry zone, the full course of the trigeminal nerve has to be imaged. This article provides an update in the most recent advances on MR imaging technique and a segmental imaging approach to the most common pathologic processes affecting the trigeminal nerve.

  14. Evaluation of three instrumentation techniques at the precision of apical stop and apical sealing of obturation

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    Özgür Genç

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of two NiTi rotary apical preparation techniques used with an electronic apex locator-integrated endodontic motor and a manual technique to create an apical stop at a predetermined level (0.5 mm short of the apical foramen in teeth with disrupted apical constriction, and to evaluate microleakage following obturation in such prepared teeth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 85 intact human mandibular permanent incisors with single root canal were accessed and the apical constriction was disrupted using a #25 K-file. The teeth were embedded in alginate and instrumented to #40 using rotary Lightspeed or S-Apex techniques or stainless-steel K-files. Distance between the apical foramen and the created apical stop was measured to an accuracy of 0.01 mm. In another set of instrumented teeth, root canals were obturated using gutta-percha and sealer, and leakage was tested at 1 week and 3 months using a fluid filtration device. RESULTS: All techniques performed slightly short of the predetermined level. Closest preparation to the predetermined level was with the manual technique and the farthest was with S-Apex. A significant difference was found between the performances of these two techniques (p<0.05. Lightspeed ranked in between. Leakage was similar for all techniques at either period. However, all groups leaked significantly more at 3 months compared to 1 week (p<0.05. CONCLUSIONS: Despite statistically significant differences found among the techniques, deviations from the predetermined level were small and clinically acceptable for all techniques. Leakage following obturation was comparable in all groups.

  15. Coronal and apical leakage analysis of two different root canal obturation systems

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    Patricia Gimenez Oddoni; Isabel Mello; Jeffrey Martin Coil; João Humberto Antoniazzi

    2008-01-01

    This study compared the coronal and apical leakage of AH Plus with gutta-percha to that of Epiphany with Resilon. Twenty-four single rooted teeth were instrumented and divided into 2 groups according to the solutions for smear layer removal and the obturation materials employed: Group A - 17% EDTA-T and AH Plus with gutta-percha; Group B - primer and Epiphany with Resilon. The Group B specimens were light-cured in the coronal area for 20 s. The external root surfaces were covered with a doubl...

  16. Classical Fourier analysis applied to a simple out-line: the bovine obturator foramen.

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    Kucherova, Irina; Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article it to pre-sent a procedure of shape charac-terisation using the classical Fourier analysis combined with image tech-niques. It was applied to the outline of the obturator foramen of the bo-vine pelvis. This outline was ex-tracted and characterised by an ordered series of harmonics, each harmonic being described by four coefficients. Step by step recon-structions of outlines using an in-creasing number of harmonics were then performed. Although the first seven harmo...

  17. Rehabilitation of patient with acquired maxillary defect, using a closed hollow bulb obturator

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    Abhilasha S Bhasin

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Palliative care means providing support and care for patients with life-threatening or debilitating illness so that they can live their life as comfortably as possible. The fact that cure is no longer a reality does not mean that care cannot be made available. Partial maxillectomy defect presents a prosthodontic challenge in terms of re-establishing oronasal separation. Such defect has direct effect on cosmetic, function and psychology of the patient. This article describes step by step clinical and laboratory procedures involved in the rehabilitation of a hemimaxillectomy patient, using a definitive closed hollow bulb obturator, which improved his physical, emotional, functional, social and spiritual needs.

  18. Interim obturator in an infant with Treacher Collins syndrome: Review and chairside modification in impression making

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    Sudhir Bhandari

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Treacher Collins syndrome has been described as a syndrome involving 1st and 2nd branchial arches, affecting various organs in the craniofacial region. Affected infants report with nasal regurgitation and minimal dietary intake due to cleft palate, consequently show delayed and retarded growth. The situation is further complicated when the repair of the palatal defect is postponed due to delayed milestones. At this juncture, it is of paramount importance to intervene prosthetically and close the defect with the aid of an interim obturator. Herein we describe a simple, yet successful, chairside approach to make an impression of an infant without the aid of any kind of anesthesia.

  19. The Effect of Two Post-Space Preparation Techniques on the Seal of Resilon and Gutta-Percha Obturation Materials

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    Kazem Ashofteh Yazdi; Hasan Razmi; Sholeh Ghabraei; Noushin Shokouhinejad; Marzieh Aligholi; Saeed Rahmani

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    INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of post space preparation with Gates Glidden drills or hand files on the sealing ability of gutta-percha or Resilon obturation materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One-hundred and four single-rooted human teeth were instrumented and divided into four experimental groups (n=21 each) and two groups of positive and negative control (n=10). Forty-two roots of experimental groups were obturated with gutta-percha and Dorifill sealer; and 42...

  20. Monoblock Obturation Technique for Non-Vital Immature Permanent Maxillary Incisors Using Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Results from Case Series

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    Ten patients presented with non-vital immature teeth for root canal treatment. In all these cases the pre-operative clinical examination revealed apical periodontitis with a buccal sinus tract of endodontic origin. These cases were treated by a mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) monoblock obturation technique. Follow-up evaluations were performed at 1 - 2 years after treatment. Eight out of 10 cases were associated with periradicular healing at follow-up evaluation. Mineral trioxide aggregate Monoblock obturation technique appears to be a valid material to obtain periradicular healing in teeth with open apices and necrotic pulps. (author)

  1. Bloqueio do nervo frênico após realização de bloqueio do plexo braquial pela via interescalênica: relato de caso / Phrenic nerve block after interscalene brachial plexus block: case report / A bloqueo del nervio frénico después de la realización de bloqueo del plexo braquial por la vía interescalénica: relato de caso

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    Luis Henrique, Cangiani; Luis Augusto Edwards, Rezende; Armando, Giancoli Neto.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Bloqueio do nervo frênico é um evento adverso do bloqueio do plexo braquial; entretanto, na sua maioria, sem repercussões clínicas importantes. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar um caso em que ocorreu bloqueio do nervo frênico, com comprometimento ventilatório, em pac [...] iente com insuficiência renal crônica submetido a instalação de fístula arteriovenosa extensa, sob bloqueio do plexo braquial pela via perivascular interescalênica. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, 50 anos, tabagista, portador de insuficiência renal crônica em regime de hemodiálise, hipertensão arterial, hepatite C, diabetes mellitus, doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, a ser submetido à instalação de fístula arteriovenosa extensa no membro superior direito sob bloqueio de plexo braquial pela via interescalênica. O plexo braquial foi localizado com utilização do estimulador de nervo periférico. Foram injetados 35 mL de uma solução de anestésico local, constituída de uma mistura de lidocaína a 2% com epinefrina a 1:200.000 e ropivacaína a 0,75% em partes iguais. Ao final da injeção o paciente apresentava-se lúcido, porém com dispnéia e predomínio de incursão respiratória intercostal ipsilateral ao bloqueio. Não havia murmúrio vesicular na base do hemitórax direito. A SpO2 manteve-se em 95%, com cateter nasal de oxigênio. Não foi necessária instalação de métodos de auxílio ventilatório invasivo. Radiografia do tórax revelou que o hemidiafragma direito ocupava o 5° espaço intercostal. O quadro clínico foi revertido em três horas. CONCLUSÕES: O caso mostrou que houve paralisia total do nervo frênico com sintomas respiratórios. Apesar de não ter sido necessária terapêutica invasiva para o tratamento, fica o alerta para a restrição da indicação da técnica nesses casos. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El bloqueo del nervio frénico es un evento adverso del bloqueo del plexo braquial, sin embargo, en su mayoría, sin repercusiones clínicas importantes. El objetivo de este relato fue presentar un caso en que ocurrió bloqueo del nervio frénico, con comprometimiento ventilato [...] rio en paciente con insuficiencia renal crónica, sometido a la instalación de fístula arterio-venosa extensa, bajo bloqueo del plexo braquial por la vía perivascular interescalénica. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo masculino, 50 años, tabaquista, portador de insuficiencia renal crónica en régimen de hemodiálisis, hipertensión arterial, hepatitis C, diabetes melito, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, sometido a la instalación de fístula arterio-venosa extensa en el miembro superior derecho bajo bloqueo de plexo braquial por la vía interescalénica. El plexo braquial fue localizado con la utilización del estimulador de nervio periférico. Se inyectaron 35 mL de una solución de anestésico local constituida de una mezcla de lidocaína a 2% con epinefrina a 1:200.000 y ropivacaína a 0,75% en partes iguales. Al final de la inyección el paciente estaba lúcido, pero sin embargo con disnea y predominio de incursión respiratoria intercostal ipsilateral al bloqueo. No había murmullo vesicular en la base del hemitórax derecho. La SpO2 se mantuvo en un 95%, con catéter nasal de oxígeno. No fue necesaria la instalación de métodos de auxilio ventilatorio invasivo. La radiografía del tórax reveló que el hemidiafragma derecho ocupaba el 5° espacio intercostal. El cuadro clínico se revirtió en tres horas. CONCLUSIONES: El caso mostró que hubo parálisis total del nervio frénico con síntomas respiratorios. A pesar de no haber sido necesaria la terapéutica invasiva para el tratamiento, queda el aviso aquí para la restricción de la indicación de la técnica en esos casos. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Phrenic nerve block is a common adverse event of brachial plexus block. However, in most cases it does not have any important clinical repercussion. The objective of this work was to report a case

  2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation

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    Howland, Robert H.

    2014-01-01

    The vagus nerve is a major component of the autonomic nervous system, has an important role in the regulation of metabolic homeostasis, and plays a key role in the neuroendocrine-immune axis to maintain homeostasis through its afferent and efferent pathways. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) refers to any technique that stimulates the vagus nerve, including manual or electrical stimulation. Left cervical VNS is an approved therapy for refractory epilepsy and for treatment resistant depression. Ri...

  3. Avaliação da dor pós-operatória e alta hospitalar com bloqueio dos nervos ilioinguinal e ílio-hipogástrico durante herniorrafia inguinal realizada com raquianestesia: estudo prospectivo / Assessment of postoperative pain and hospital discharge after inguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block for inguinal hernia repair under spinal anesthesia: a prospective study

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    Guilherme de Castro, Santos; Gisela Magalhães, Braga; Fábio Lopes, Queiroz; Túlio Pinho, Navarro; Renato Santiago, Gomez.

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a qualidade da analgesia (intensidade da dor e consumo de analgésicos) e o tempo de alta hospitalar dos pacientes que receberam ou não bloqueio ilioinguinal (II) e ílio- hipogástrico (IH) pós-incisão associado à infiltração da ferida operatória com ropivacaína 0,75% em cirurgia de [...] herniorrafia inguinal, sob raquianestesia. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo prospectivo, aleatório, duplo-cego com 34 pacientes submetidos à herniorrafia inguinal. Eles foram divididos em dois grupos: controle (C) e bloqueio II e IH (B). O grupo C (n = 17) recebeu raquianestesia com 15 mg de bupivacaína 0,5% hiperbárica e o grupo B (n = 17) recebeu raquianestesia com 15 mg de bupivacaína 0,5% hiperbárica em associação com bloqueio II e IH (10 mL de ropivacaína 0,75%) e infiltração da ferida cirúrgica (10 mL de ropivacaína 0,75%). Foram registrados os dados antropométricos, intensidade da dor pela escala analógica visual (EAV) e número de doses de analgésicos (dipirona, cetorolaco e nalbufina) no pós-operatório imediato, assim como o tempo de alta hospitalar. RESULTADOS: A EAV em repouso três horas após o término do procedimento e o tempo de hospitalização foram significativamente menores no grupo B em comparação com o grupo C (p Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate analgesia (pain intensity and analgesic consumption) and the time of discharge of patients who underwent ilioinguinal (II) and iliohypogastric (IH) nerve block associated with wound infiltration with 0.75% ropivacaine, or not, after inguinal hernia repa [...] ir surgery under spinal anesthesia. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind study with 34 patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair. Patients were divided into two groups: control (C) and II and IH nerve block (B). Group C (n = 17) received spinal anesthesia with 15 mg hyperbaric 0.5% bupivacaine and Group B (n = 17) received spinal anesthesia with 15 mg hyperbaric 0.5% bupivacaine associated with II and IH nerve block (10 mL of 0.75% ropivacaine) and surgical wound infiltration (10 mL of 0.75% ropivacaine). The following data were analyzed: demographic data, pain intensity according to the visual analog scale (VAS), and number of doses of analgesics (dipyrone, ketorolac and nalbuphine) in the immediate postoperative period, as well as at the time of hospital discharge. RESULTS: The VAS at rest was significantly lower in Group B compared with Group C (p

  4. Coronal microleakage in intact and carious teeth obturated using lateral compaction of gutta-percha

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    ?eri Aleksandra

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Coronal microleakage is one of the most important factors for the success and longevity of endodontically treated teeth. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the coronal microleakage in carious and intact teeth obturated with lateral compaction of gutta-percha using the dye penetration method. Materials and Methods: Forty extracted human teeth were allocated to two groups: Group I consisted of 20 intact teeth (10 single-rooted and 10 multi-rooted and Group II comprised 20 carious teeth (10 single-rooted and 10 multi-rooted. Root canal preparation was performed using the Step-back technique and copious irrigation with 2.5% NaOCl. All root canals were obturated using lateral compaction and AH Plus endodontic sealer. The teeth were coronally filled with either CAVIT only or the combination of GIC and CAVIT, coated with 2 layers of nail varnish and immersed in 50% AgNO3. Afterwards, the teeth were sectioned mesio-distally using a diamond disc and linear dye penetration was evaluated using a stereo loupe with a micrometer scale at x6 magnification. Results: The results showed dye penetration in 70% of teeth filled with CAVIT and in 10% of teeth filled with GIC+CAVIT. The difference was statistically significant (p<0.05. Conclusion: Based on the obtained results, it may be concluded that the least coronal microleakage was observed in intact teeth temporarily filled with the GIC+CAVIT combination.

  5. Application of microcomputed tomography for quantitative analysis of dental root canal obturations

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The aim of the study was to apply microcomputed tomography to quantitative evaluation of voids and to test any specific location of voids in tooth’s root canal obturations. Materials and Methods: Twenty root canals were prepared and obturated with gutta-percha and Tubli-Seal sealer using the thermoplastic compaction method (System B + Obtura II. Roots were scanned and three-dimensional visualization was obtained. The volume and Feret’s diameter of I-voids (at the filling/dentine interface and S-voids (surrounded by filling material were measured. Results: The results revealed that none of the scanned root canal fillings were void-free. For I-voids, the volume fraction was significantly larger, but their number was lower (P = 0.0007, than for S-voids. Both types of voids occurred in characteristic regions (P < 0.001. I-voids occurred mainly in the apical third, while S-voids in the coronal third of the canal filling. Conclusions: Within the limitations of this study, our results indicate that microtomography, with proposed semi-automatic algorithm, is a useful tools for three-dimensional quantitative evaluation of dental root canal fillings. In canals filled with thermoplastic gutta-percha and Tubli-Seal, voids at the interface between the filling and canal dentine deserve special attention due to of their periapical location, which might promote apical microleakage. Further studies might help to elucidate the clinical relevance of these results.

  6. Evaluation of three instrumentation techniques at the precision of apical stop and apical sealing of obturation

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    Özgür, Genç; Tayfun, Alaçam; Guven, Kayaoglu.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of two NiTi rotary apical preparation techniques used with an electronic apex locator-integrated endodontic motor and a manual technique to create an apical stop at a predetermined level (0.5 mm short of the apical foramen) in teeth wit [...] h disrupted apical constriction, and to evaluate microleakage following obturation in such prepared teeth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 85 intact human mandibular permanent incisors with single root canal were accessed and the apical constriction was disrupted using a #25 K-file. The teeth were embedded in alginate and instrumented to #40 using rotary Lightspeed or S-Apex techniques or stainless-steel K-files. Distance between the apical foramen and the created apical stop was measured to an accuracy of 0.01 mm. In another set of instrumented teeth, root canals were obturated using gutta-percha and sealer, and leakage was tested at 1 week and 3 months using a fluid filtration device. RESULTS: All techniques performed slightly short of the predetermined level. Closest preparation to the predetermined level was with the manual technique and the farthest was with S-Apex. A significant difference was found between the performances of these two techniques (p

  7. Avaliação da dor pós-operatória e alta hospitalar com bloqueio dos nervos ilioinguinal e ílio-hipogástrico durante herniorrafia inguinal realizada com raquianestesia: estudo prospectivo Assessment of postoperative pain and hospital discharge after inguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block for inguinal hernia repair under spinal anesthesia: a prospective study

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    Guilherme de Castro Santos

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a qualidade da analgesia (intensidade da dor e consumo de analgésicos e o tempo de alta hospitalar dos pacientes que receberam ou não bloqueio ilioinguinal (II e ílio- hipogástrico (IH pós-incisão associado à infiltração da ferida operatória com ropivacaína 0,75% em cirurgia de herniorrafia inguinal, sob raquianestesia. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo prospectivo, aleatório, duplo-cego com 34 pacientes submetidos à herniorrafia inguinal. Eles foram divididos em dois grupos: controle (C e bloqueio II e IH (B. O grupo C (n = 17 recebeu raquianestesia com 15 mg de bupivacaína 0,5% hiperbárica e o grupo B (n = 17 recebeu raquianestesia com 15 mg de bupivacaína 0,5% hiperbárica em associação com bloqueio II e IH (10 mL de ropivacaína 0,75% e infiltração da ferida cirúrgica (10 mL de ropivacaína 0,75%. Foram registrados os dados antropométricos, intensidade da dor pela escala analógica visual (EAV e número de doses de analgésicos (dipirona, cetorolaco e nalbufina no pós-operatório imediato, assim como o tempo de alta hospitalar. RESULTADOS: A EAV em repouso três horas após o término do procedimento e o tempo de hospitalização foram significativamente menores no grupo B em comparação com o grupo C (p OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate analgesia (pain intensity and analgesic consumption and the time of discharge of patients who underwent ilioinguinal (II and iliohypogastric (IH nerve block associated with wound infiltration with 0.75% ropivacaine, or not, after inguinal hernia repair surgery under spinal anesthesia. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind study with 34 patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair. Patients were divided into two groups: control (C and II and IH nerve block (B. Group C (n = 17 received spinal anesthesia with 15 mg hyperbaric 0.5% bupivacaine and Group B (n = 17 received spinal anesthesia with 15 mg hyperbaric 0.5% bupivacaine associated with II and IH nerve block (10 mL of 0.75% ropivacaine and surgical wound infiltration (10 mL of 0.75% ropivacaine. The following data were analyzed: demographic data, pain intensity according to the visual analog scale (VAS, and number of doses of analgesics (dipyrone, ketorolac and nalbuphine in the immediate postoperative period, as well as at the time of hospital discharge. RESULTS: The VAS at rest was significantly lower in Group B compared with Group C (p < 0.05, three hours after the procedure, with no differences on VAS during movement in all postoperative periods. The number of doses of analgesics during the postoperative period was similar in both groups, but patients in Group B were discharged earlier than in Group C. CONCLUSION: II and IH nerve block associated with surgical wound infiltration with 0.75% ropivacaine provides better postoperative analgesia and early hospital discharge in patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair under spinal anesthesia.

  8. Optic nerve oxygenation

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    Stefánsson, Einar; Pedersen, Daniella Bach

    2005-01-01

    The oxygen tension of the optic nerve is regulated by the intraocular pressure and systemic blood pressure, the resistance in the blood vessels and oxygen consumption of the tissue. The oxygen tension is autoregulated and moderate changes in intraocular pressure or blood pressure do not affect the optic nerve oxygen tension. If the intraocular pressure is increased above 40 mmHg or the ocular perfusion pressure decreased below 50 mmHg the autoregulation is overwhelmed and the optic nerve becomes hypoxic. A disturbance in oxidative metabolism in the cytochromes of the optic nerve can be seen at similar levels of perfusion pressure. The levels of perfusion pressure that lead to optic nerve hypoxia in the laboratory correspond remarkably well to the levels that increase the risk of glaucomatous optic nerve atrophy in human glaucoma patients. The risk for progressive optic nerve atrophy in human glaucoma patients is six times higher at a perfusion pressure of 30 mmHg, which corresponds to a level where the optic nerve is hypoxic in experimental animals, as compared to perfusion pressure levels above 50 mmHg where the optic nerve is normoxic. Medical intervention can affect optic nerve oxygen tension. Lowering the intraocular pressure tends to increase the optic nerve oxygen tension, even though this effect may be masked by the autoregulation when the optic nerve oxygen tension and perfusion pressure is in the normal range. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors increase the optic nerve oxygen tension through a mechanism of vasodilatation and lowering of the intraocular pressure. Carbonic anhydrase inhibition reduces the removal of CO2 from the tissue and the CO2 accumulation induces vasodilatation resulting in increased blood flow and improved oxygen supply. This effect is inhibited by the cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor, indomethacin, which indicates that prostaglandin metabolism plays a role. Laboratory studies suggest that carbonic anhydrase inhibitors might be useful for medical treatment of optic nerve and retinal ischemia, potentially in diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. However, clinical trials and needed to test this hypotheses.

  9. Microleakage of Single-Cone Gutta-Percha Obturation Technique in Combination with Different Types of Sealers

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    Sadr, Saeedeh; Golmoradizadeh, Ali; Raoof, Maryam; Tabanfar, Mohammad Javad

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Various materials and methods have been recommended for successful root canal obturation. The aim of this experimental in vitro study was to compare the sealing ability of three root canal sealers AH-26, glass ionomer cement (GIC) and zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) in single gutta-percha obturating system. Methods and Materials: Seventy extracted single-rooted human teeth were decoronated. The teeth were randomly divided into 3 experimental groups (n=20) and 2 positive and negative control groups. After root canal preparation, canals were obturated with single-cone method using either AH-26, GIC and ZOE. The leakage was evaluated using the dye penetration method. The samples were sectioned to evaluate the linear leakage using a stereomicroscope. The data were analyzed using the One-way ANOVA test. Results: All the specimens in the positive control group showed evidence of leakage. In the experimental groups, the lowest leakage scores were observed in the AH-26 group (P<0.05). However, there were no statistically significant differences between GIC and ZOE samples (P=0.676). Conclusion: AH-26 showed a superior seal and less microleakage compared to the two other materials in single gutta-percha obturating system. PMID:26213544

  10. Influence of the spatulation of two zinc oxide-eugenol-based sealers on the obturation of lateral canals

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    Pécora Jesus Djalma

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was to evaluate, in vitro, the importance of the correct manipulation of endodontic sealers, correlating it with flow rate and with the consequent obturation of root canals. Twenty-four human canines were prepared, 1 mm from the apex, with K-files up to size 50, by means of the step-back technique. Six lateral canals were then drilled in each tooth, with size 10 file fixed to a low-speed handpiece. The teeth were randomly divided into 4 groups, and root canals were obturated either with the EndométhasoneÒ sealer or Grossman sealer, prepared at ideal or incorrect clinical consistency. After obturation by means of the lateral condensation technique, the teeth were radiographed and evaluated as to the number of sealed lateral canals. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences (p < 0.001 between the tested sealers, and indicated the higher capacity of the well-manipulated Grossman sealer to fill lateral canals. It can be concluded that the flow rate of a sealer and its correct manipulation are very important for the satisfactory obturation of lateral canals.

  11. Evaluation of Manual and Two-Rotary Niti Retreatment Systems in Removing Gutta-Percha Obturated with Two Root Canal Sealers

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    Athikesavan Jayasenthil; Emmanuel Solomon Sathish; Prashanth Prakash

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    Objective. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of two retreatment NiTi systems (protaper universal retreatment files, R-Endo), when compared to manual technique in removing Gutta-percha obturated with two sealers. Study Design. Sixty extracted single-rooted premolars were instrumented with Protaper rotary files till F3. The specimens were divided into six groups. Groups 1, 2, 3 were obturated with Gutta-percha and zinc oxide eugenol and Groups 4, 5, 6 were obturated with ...

  12. Evaluation of fracture resistance of roots obturated with resilon and thermoplasticized gutta-percha: An in vitro study

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    Pravin Kumar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To investigate and compare the fracture resistance of resilon and realseal filled root canals with those that were obturated with thermoplasticized gutta-percha and AH-plus endodontic sealer. Materials and Methods: Eighty extracted human mandibular single-rooted premolars stored in 10% formalin were used in this study. They were prepared by using a crown-down technique, debrided and irrigated with NaOCl, EDTA, and normal saline and divided into four groups. Group I = Negative control, canals prepared but no obturation was done; Group II = Positive control obturated with dual cure composite resin; Group III = Obturated with thermoplasticized GP and AH-plus; Group IV = Obturated with resilon and realseal. All root specimens were stored for two weeks in 100% humidity to allow for complete setting of the sealer. Each specimen was mounted in acrylic in a polyvinyl ring and tested for fracture resistance with a universal testing machine. The loading fixture of the machine was mounted with its spherical tip aligned with the center of the access opening of each root. A vertical loading force was applied until it fractured the root. The force values were subjected to statistical analysis: Kruskall-Wallis H-test and Mann-Whitney U-test. Results: Group comparison revealed that Group II (positive control had significantly higher values of resistance to fracture as compared to all the other groups. While Group IV (resilon with realseal had significantly higher values of resistance to fracture as compared to Group I (negative control. Conclusion: On the basis of our findings, it can be concluded that filling the root canals with resilon and realseal increased the in vitro resistance to fracture of single-canal extracted teeth. resilon and realseal demonstrated high fracture-resistance values and could be an alternative to the conventional gutta-percha.

  13. [Transplantation in peripheral nerve injuries].

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    Grujici?, D; Samardzi?, M; Rasuli?, L; Savi?, D; Cvrkota, I; Simi?, V

    2003-01-01

    Autologous nerve grafting is the most commocommnlynly used operative technique in delayed primary, or secondary nerve repair after the peripheral nerve injuries. The aim of this procedure is to overcome nerve gaps that results from the injury itself, fibrous and elastic retraction forces, resection of the damaged parts of the nerve, position of the articulations and mobilisation of the nerve. In this study we analyse the results of operated patients with transections and lacerations of the peripheral nerves from 1979 to 2000 year. Gunshot injuries have not been analyzed in this study. The majority of the injuries were in the upper extremity (more than 87% of cases). Donor for nerve transplantation had usually been sural nerve, and only occasionally medial cutaneous nerve of the forearm was used. In about 93% of cases we used interfascicular nerve grafting, and cable nerve grafting was performed in the rest of them. Most of the grafts were 1 do 5 cm long (70% of cases). Functional recovery was achieved in more than 86% of cases, which is similar to the results of the other authors. Follow up period was minimum 2 years. We analyzed the influence of different factors on nerve recovery after the operation: patient's age, location and the extent (total or partial) of nerve injury, the length of the nerve graft, type of the nerve, timing of surgery, presence of multiple nerve injuries and associated osseal and soft tissue injuries of the upper and lower extremities. PMID:14619715

  14. Raquianestesia com morfina versus raquianestesia sem morfina associada a bloqueio do nervo pudendo: avaliação da analgesia e complicações em hemorroidectomias Spinal anesthesia with morphine versus spinal anesthesia without morphine associated to pudendal nerve block: evaluation of the analgesia and complications in hemorrhoidectomy

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    Carlos Henrique Marques dos Santos

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Recentemente, alguns autores têm relatado que o bloqueio do nervo pudendo com uso de ropivacaína proporciona boa analgesia pós-operatória. Assim, considerou-se de interesse a comparação de dois métodos anestésicos verificando a analgesia pós-operatória e as complicações. OBJETIVO: Comparar duas técnicas anestésicas (raquianestesia com morfina versus raquianestesia sem morfina associada com bloqueio do nervo pudendo para hemorroidectomia quanto à analgesia pósoperatória e complicações. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 40 pacientes provenientes do ambulatório de Coloproctologia do Hospital Regional de Mato Grosso do Sul no período de março a outubro de 2008. Todos os pacientes foram randomizados por sorteio imediatamente antes de se iniciar a intervenção cirúrgica e foram distribuídos em dois grupos: Grupo 1: 20 pacientes submetidos à raquianestesia com morfina com 0,15µg associado com bupivacaína hiperbárica 10mg; - Grupo 2: 20 pacientes submetidos à raquianestesia com bupivacaína pesada 10mg associado ao bloqueio do nervo pudendo bilateral com agulha para raquianestesia 27G utilizando ropivacaína 10mg/ml diluída em 10ml de água destilada. RESULTADOS: Avaliou-se 40 pacientes, sendo 21 do sexo feminino. A idade média foi de 52 anos, variando de 21 a 72 anos. Apenas no grupo 1 observou-se complicações, sendo a principal prurido, seguida de retenção urinária e cefaléia. Após 6 horas da cirurgia, a média do nível de dor foi 1,55 no grupo 1 e 1,4 no grupo 2. Após 12 horas da cirurgia as médias foram 1,75 e 0,15 nos grupos 1 e 2, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A hemorroidectomia realizada com associação de raquianestesia sem morfina e bloqueio do nervo pudendo utilizando ropivacaína proporcionou melhor efeito analgésico no período de 12 horas após a cirurgia e não apresentou complicações nesta casuística, mostrando-se superior à raquianestesia com morfina.INTRODUCTION: Recently, some authors have reported that the pudendal nerve block using ropivacaine provides good postoperative analgesia. Thus, we consider of interest to compare two anesthetic methods checking postoperative analgesia and adverse effects. OBJECTIVE: To compare two anesthetic techniques (spinal anesthesia with morphine versus spinal anesthesia without morphine associated with pudendal nerve block for hemorrhoidectomy in relation to postoperative analgesia and adverse effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 40 patients from Hospital Regional de Mato Grosso do Sul among March to October of 2008. All patients were randomized by lot immediately before surgery, distributed in two groups: Group 1: 20 patients undergoing spinal anesthesia with morphine 0.15µg associated with hyperbaric bupivacaine 10mg; - Group 2: 20 patients undergoing spinal anesthesia with heavy bupivacaine 10mg associated with bilateral pudendal nerve block with ropivacaine 10mg/ml diluted in 10ml of distilled water. RESULTS: Most patients were female (N = 21. The average age was 52 years, ranging from 21 to 72 years. The group 1 presented a higher prevalence of adverse effects (62.5%. Among the adverse effects of group 1 was higher prevalence of itch, urinary retention and migraine. Most patients who reported pain in the postoperative range from group 1 was male and prevailing in the first 12 hours, with the average level of pain of 1.55. In group 2 the pain was observed in equal proportion in both sexes and in the first six hours, with the average level of pain of 1.75. CONCLUSION: The hemorrhoidectomy accomplished with spinal anesthesia without morphine and blockade of the pudendal nerve using ropivacaine provided better analgesic effect in the period of 12 hours after the surgery and it didn't present complications in this casuistry, being shown superior to the spinal anesthesia with morphine.

  15. Raquianestesia com morfina versus raquianestesia sem morfina associada a bloqueio do nervo pudendo: avaliação da analgesia e complicações em hemorroidectomias / Spinal anesthesia with morphine versus spinal anesthesia without morphine associated to pudendal nerve block: evaluation of the analgesia and complications in hemorrhoidectomy

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    Carlos Henrique Marques dos, Santos; Fábio Tacla, Saad; Robson Luiz Silveira, Jará; Magali da Silva Sanches, Machado.

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Recentemente, alguns autores têm relatado que o bloqueio do nervo pudendo com uso de ropivacaína proporciona boa analgesia pós-operatória. Assim, considerou-se de interesse a comparação de dois métodos anestésicos verificando a analgesia pós-operatória e as complicações. OBJETIVO: Compar [...] ar duas técnicas anestésicas (raquianestesia com morfina versus raquianestesia sem morfina associada com bloqueio do nervo pudendo) para hemorroidectomia quanto à analgesia pósoperatória e complicações. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 40 pacientes provenientes do ambulatório de Coloproctologia do Hospital Regional de Mato Grosso do Sul no período de março a outubro de 2008. Todos os pacientes foram randomizados por sorteio imediatamente antes de se iniciar a intervenção cirúrgica e foram distribuídos em dois grupos: Grupo 1: 20 pacientes submetidos à raquianestesia com morfina com 0,15µg associado com bupivacaína hiperbárica 10mg; - Grupo 2: 20 pacientes submetidos à raquianestesia com bupivacaína pesada 10mg associado ao bloqueio do nervo pudendo bilateral com agulha para raquianestesia 27G utilizando ropivacaína 10mg/ml diluída em 10ml de água destilada. RESULTADOS: Avaliou-se 40 pacientes, sendo 21 do sexo feminino. A idade média foi de 52 anos, variando de 21 a 72 anos. Apenas no grupo 1 observou-se complicações, sendo a principal prurido, seguida de retenção urinária e cefaléia. Após 6 horas da cirurgia, a média do nível de dor foi 1,55 no grupo 1 e 1,4 no grupo 2. Após 12 horas da cirurgia as médias foram 1,75 e 0,15 nos grupos 1 e 2, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A hemorroidectomia realizada com associação de raquianestesia sem morfina e bloqueio do nervo pudendo utilizando ropivacaína proporcionou melhor efeito analgésico no período de 12 horas após a cirurgia e não apresentou complicações nesta casuística, mostrando-se superior à raquianestesia com morfina. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Recently, some authors have reported that the pudendal nerve block using ropivacaine provides good postoperative analgesia. Thus, we consider of interest to compare two anesthetic methods checking postoperative analgesia and adverse effects. OBJECTIVE: To compare two anesthetic techniq [...] ues (spinal anesthesia with morphine versus spinal anesthesia without morphine associated with pudendal nerve block) for hemorrhoidectomy in relation to postoperative analgesia and adverse effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 40 patients from Hospital Regional de Mato Grosso do Sul among March to October of 2008. All patients were randomized by lot immediately before surgery, distributed in two groups: Group 1: 20 patients undergoing spinal anesthesia with morphine 0.15µg associated with hyperbaric bupivacaine 10mg; - Group 2: 20 patients undergoing spinal anesthesia with heavy bupivacaine 10mg associated with bilateral pudendal nerve block with ropivacaine 10mg/ml diluted in 10ml of distilled water. RESULTS: Most patients were female (N = 21). The average age was 52 years, ranging from 21 to 72 years. The group 1 presented a higher prevalence of adverse effects (62.5%). Among the adverse effects of group 1 was higher prevalence of itch, urinary retention and migraine. Most patients who reported pain in the postoperative range from group 1 was male and prevailing in the first 12 hours, with the average level of pain of 1.55. In group 2 the pain was observed in equal proportion in both sexes and in the first six hours, with the average level of pain of 1.75. CONCLUSION: The hemorrhoidectomy accomplished with spinal anesthesia without morphine and blockade of the pudendal nerve using ropivacaine provided better analgesic effect in the period of 12 hours after the surgery and it didn't present complications in this casuistry, being shown superior to the spinal anesthesia with morphine.

  16. Optic nerve sheath meningocele

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    Juan Carlos Mesa-Gutiérrez

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Juan Carlos Mesa-Gutiérrez, Silvia Muñoz Quiñones, Jorge Arruga GinebredaDepartment of Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, SpainAbstract: A 53-year-old man presented with a 5-month history of visual loss in his left eye. Visual acuity could be corrected to 20/20 with an increased hyperopic correction. Dilated funduscopy showed faint choroidal folds and elevation of the left optic disc. The coronal view of T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a fluid-filled dilated sheath surrounding normal optic nerves. General physical examination and cerebrospinal fluid analysis were normal. The subject was diagnosed as having dural ectasia of the optic nerve sheath and followed a course of acetazolamide 250 mg twice daily for three months, and displayed good anatomical and functional results during a 2-year follow-up period. Despite the fact that several authors have recommended an optic nerve decompression, most of the patients follow a benign clinical course. The role of corticosteroids is not described in the literature. Raised levels of proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid in the perioptic subarachnoidal space could be a determining factor. On the basis of an osmotic gradient between the cerebral subarachnoid space and perioptic subarachnoid space, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors could be beneficial. In contrast to other reports, we believe that surgical intervention could be reserved for patients with rapid or progressive optic nerve dysfunction.Keywords: optic nerve, perineural subaracnoid space, optic nerve meningocoele, optic nerve tumors

  17. Comparative evaluation of continuous intercostal nerve block or epidural analgesia on the rate of respiratory complications, intensive care unit, and hospital stay following traumatic rib fractures: a retrospective review

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    Britt, Todd; Sturm, Ryan; Ricardi, Rick; Labond, Virginia

    2015-01-01

    Background Thoracic trauma accounts for 10%–15% of all trauma admissions. Rib fractures are the most common injury following blunt thoracic trauma. Epidural analgesia improves patient outcomes but is not without problems. The use of continuous intercostal nerve blockade (CINB) may offer superior pain control with fewer side effects. This study’s objective was to compare the rate of pulmonary complications when traumatic rib fractures were treated with CINB vs epidurals. Methods A hospital trauma registry provided retrospective data from 2008 to 2013 for patients with 2 or more traumatic rib fractures. All subjects were admitted and were treated with either an epidural or a subcutaneously placed catheter for continuous intercostal nerve blockade. Our primary outcome was a composite of either pneumonia or respiratory failure. Secondary outcomes included total hospital days, total ICU days, and days on the ventilator. Results 12.5% (N=8) of the CINB group developed pneumonia or had respiratory failure compared to 16.3% (N=7) in the epidural group. No statistical difference (P=0.58) in the incidence of pneumonia or vent dependent respiratory failure was observed. There was a significant reduction (P=0.05) in hospital days from 9.72 (SD 9.98) in the epidural compared to 6.98 (SD 4.67) in the CINB group. The rest of our secondary outcomes showed no significant difference. Conclusion This study did not show a difference in the rate of pneumonia or ventilator-dependent respiratory failure in the CINB vs epidural groups. It was not sufficiently powered. Our data supports a reduction in hospital days when CINB is used vs epidural. CINB may have advantages over epidurals such as fewer complications, fewer contraindications, and a shorter time to placement. Further studies are needed to confirm these statements. PMID:26604819

  18. Rock blocks

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    Turner, W

    2007-01-01

    Consider representation theory associated to symmetric groups, or to Hecke algebras in type A, or to q-Schur algebras, or to finite general linear groups in non-describing characteristic. Rock blocks are certain combinatorially defined blocks appearing in such a representation theory, first observed by R. Rouquier. Rock blocks are much more symmetric than general blocks, and every block is derived equivalent to a Rock block. Motivated by a theorem of J. Chuang and R. Kessar ...

  19. Effects of charybdotoxin, a blocker of Ca2+-activated K+ channels, on motor nerve terminals.

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    Anderson, A.J.; Harvey, A L; Rowan, E G; Strong, P N

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    1. The contribution of Ca2+-activated K+ currents (IK,Ca) to the control of electrical excitability of motor nerve terminals and the control of acetylcholine release was assessed by studying the effects of the specific K(Ca) channel blocking toxins charybdotoxin and apamin. Electrical activity of the terminal regions of motor nerves was assessed by extracellular recording from an electrode placed in the perineural sheaths of nerves in the mouse triangularis sterni and frog cutaneous pectoris ...

  20. Anatomy of the extraneural blood supply to the intracranial oculomotor nerve.

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    Cahill, M; J. Bannigan; EUSTACE, P.

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    AIMS: An anatomical study was undertaken to determine the extraneural blood supply to the intracranial oculomotor nerve. METHODS: Human tissue blocks containing brainstem, cranial nerves II-VI, body of sphenoid, and associated cavernous sinuses were obtained, injected with contrast material, and dissected using a stereoscopic microscope. RESULTS: Eleven oculomotor nerves were dissected, the intracranial part being divided into proximal, middle, and distal (intracavernous) parts. The proximal ...

  1. Evaluation of the apical infiltration after root canal disruption and obturation

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    João Eduardo, Gomes-Filho; Renato Nicolás, Hopp; Pedro Felício Estrada, Bernabé; Mauro Juvenal, Nery; José Arlindo, Otoboni Filho; Elói, Dezan Júnior.

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate two root canal filling techniques used in teeth that had their apical foramen disrupted and compare the apical infiltration with an ideal clinical situation. Twenty-seven freshly extracted single-rooted teeth were selected and radiographed to confirm the existen [...] ce of a single and straight root canal. The crowns were removed at a mean distance of 11 mm from the apex. The teeth had the root canals instrumented and were randomly assigned to 3 groups (n=9): ND group - root canals were filled using the lateral compaction technique and no disruption was performed; DRF group - the apical constriction was disrupted by advancing a #40 K-file 1 mm beyond the original working length, the canals were reinstrumented to create an apical ledge at 1 mm from the apical foramen and were obturated with a master gutta-percha cone with same size as the last file used for reinstrumentation; DF group - the teeth had the apical constriction disrupted and the canals were obturated with a master gutta-percha cone that fit at 1 mm from the apex. The teeth were submitted to dye leakage test with Rhodamine B for 7 days, using vaccum on the initial 5 min. The teeth were sectioned longitudinally and the leakage was measured in a linear fashion from apex to crown. There was no statistically significant difference (p>0.05) between the groups that had the apical foramen disrupted (DF, DRF), but significant difference was found between the disrupted groups and the non-disrupted one (p

  2. Optic nerve oxygen tension

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    la Cour, M; Kiilgaard, Jens Folke; Eysteinsson, T; Wiencke, A K; Bang, K; Dollerup, J; Jensen, P K; Stefánsson, E

    2000-01-01

    To investigate the influence of acute changes in intraocular pressure on the oxygen tension in the vicinity of the optic nerve head under control conditions and after intravenous administration of 500 mg of the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor dorzolamide.

  3. Lymphoma Nerve Infiltration

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    Baehring JM

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Neurolymphomatosis (NL denotes the invasion of cranial nerves, nerve roots, plexus, or nerves by Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL or leukaemia. This occurs in the absence (primary NL or presence (primary NL of systemic NHL. Clinical patterns include a painful polyneuropathy or polyradiculopathy, cranial neuropathy, painless polyneuropathy, and peripheral mononeuropathy. Integration of clinical information, imaging findings, as well as histopathologic examination of involved nerves or non-neural tissue, and cerebrospinal fluid analysis are needed to establish the diagnosis. Timely recognition of the disease and its exact neuroanatomical extent is the basis for successful therapy using systemic chemotherapy and localized irradiation of bulky disease sites. More complex regimens are required when cerebrospinal fluid and systemic disease sites are affected.

  4. Idiopathic facial nerve paresis

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    Anitha Kumari Abbina

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This is an Image of 4-year-old boy presentedwith a 2-weeks history of pull in the angle ofmouth and difficulty in chewing the food. Onphysical examination flattened naso-labial foldand corner of mouth drooping towards rightside were noted with weakness of lower facialmuscles. Nerve conduction studies of facialnerve showed decreased conduction in the leftfacial nerve with prolonged latencies. Diagnosismade by the neurologist was idiopathic left facialnerve paresis. Neurologist prescribed drugs andreferred the case to physiotherapy.

  5. High-resolution measurement of electrically-evoked vagus nerve activity in the anesthetized dog

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    Yoo, Paul B.; Lubock, Nathan B.; Hincapie, Juan G.; Ruble, Stephen B.; Hamann, Jason J.; Grill, Warren M.

    2013-04-01

    Objective. Not fully understanding the type of axons activated during vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is one of several factors that limit the clinical efficacy of VNS therapies. The main goal of this study was to characterize the electrical recruitment of both myelinated and unmyelinated fibers within the cervical vagus nerve. Approach. In anesthetized dogs, recording nerve cuff electrodes were implanted on the vagus nerve following surgical excision of the epineurium. Both the vagal electroneurogram (ENG) and laryngeal muscle activity were recorded in response to stimulation of the right vagus nerve. Main results. Desheathing the nerve significantly increased the signal-to-noise ratio of the ENG by 1.2 to 9.9 dB, depending on the nerve fiber type. Repeated VNS following nerve transection or neuromuscular block (1) enabled the characterization of A-fibers, two sub-types of B-fibers, and unmyelinated C-fibers, (2) confirmed the absence of stimulation-evoked reflex compound nerve action potentials in both the ipsilateral and contralateral vagus nerves, and (3) provided evidence of stimulus spillover into muscle tissue surrounding the stimulating electrode. Significance. Given the anatomical similarities between the canine and human vagus nerves, the results of this study provide a template for better understanding the nerve fiber recruitment patterns associated with VNS therapies.

  6. Unusual Communications between the Cutaneous Branches of Ulnar Nerve in the Palm.

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    Sirasanagandla, Srinivasa Rao; Padavinangady, Abhinitha; Nayak, Satheesha B; Jetti, Raghu

    2015-03-01

    Variations of dorsal and volar digital cutaneous branches of ulnar nerve are of tremendous clinical importance for successful regional nerve blocks, skin flaps, carpal tunnel release and placement of electrodes for electrophysiological studies. With the aforementioned clinical implications it is worth to report the variations of cutaneous branches of ulnar nerve. In the current case, we have encountered a rare variation (Kaplan`s anastomosis) of ulnar nerve, in the right upper limb. We have noticed that the dorsal cutaneous branch of ulnar nerve divided into three branches, the lateral two branches supplied the skin of the medial one and half fingers of the dorsum of hand. The medial branch established communications with the superficial branches of ulnar nerve and distributed to the skin of the one and half fingers of the volar aspect of hand. The possible outcome of this communications is discussed. Course and distribution of ulnar nerve on the contralateral side was found to be normal. PMID:25954612

  7. An in Vitro Comparison of Apical Microleakage in Two Obturation Techniques: Lateral Condensation and One-Step

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: For a successful root canal treatment, canal must be obturated apically, coronally and laterally to prevent microleakage and canal reinfection. Cold lateral condensation is the most popular method of canal obturation; an easy method with a controlled filling. Cold lateral technique disadvantages are presence of void, possible vertical root fracture, and absence of a homogenous and condensed filling. In some techniques like One-step, heat is used to soften gutta-percha for better adaptation to canal walls. The purpose of this study was to compare of the apical microleakage in roots obturated with One-step and lateral condensation techniques.Methods and materials: In this in invitro study ninety extracted human maxillary central incisors, canines, and mandibular premolar (single rooted teeth were instrumented to a size 40 file and step back flaring was performed to a size 80 file. Apical patency was ensured in all teeth. The teeth were divided into two experimental groups of 40 each and two positive and negative control groups. In the first experimental group, the roots were obturated with lateral condensation gutta-percha technique and AH26 as a sealer. In the second experimental group, the roots were obturated with One-step technique and AH26 according to the instruction of manufacturer. All roots were placed in humidor with 100% humidity and incubated at 37ºc for 3 days to allow the sealer to set. After achieving coronal seal, the roots were coated with two layers of fingernail polish and one layer of stickywax except for the apical 2-3mm and then placed into India ink and incubated at 37ºc for 72h. The roots were removed from the dye, fractured longitudinally and liner dye penetration was measured.Results: The mean apical dye penetration in laterally condensed technique and One –step technique were 3.60±2.03 mm and 4.00±2.23 mm respectively. Dye penetration in negative control group was zero, and in the positive control group dye pentrated through all the canal system. Statistical analysis of the results did not show significant difference between two groups.Conclusion: Although there was no statistical difference in the sealing ability of laterally condensed and One-step techniques, further in vivo and in vitro studies are needed to prove the clinical abilities of One-step technique.Key words: Apical microleakage, Obturation, Lateral Condensation, One-step

  8. Penetration of a resin-based filling material into lateral root canals and quality of obturation by different techniques

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    André Luiz da Costa, MICHELOTTO; Cacio, MOURA-NETTO; Angela Toshie, ARAKI; Eduardo, AKISUE; Gilson Blitzkow, SYDNEY.

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the penetration of a resin/polyester polymer-based material (Resilon Real Seal; SybronEndo Corp., Orange, USA) into simulated lateral canals, and the quality of obturations by different techniques. A total of 30 standardized simulated canals were divided into th [...] ree groups according to the technique of obturation used: MS (McSpadden), SB (SystemB/Obtura II), and LC (Lateral Condensation). To analyze the penetration of the filling material, the simulated canals were digitalized and the images were analyzed using the Leica QWIN Pro v2.3 software. The data of the middle and apical thirds were separately submitted to analysis of variance (ANOVA), followed by the Tukey’s test for the comparison of the techniques. Results showed a significant difference (p

  9. Fracture resistance of teeth obturated with Gutta percha and Resilon: An in vitro study

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    Baba Suheel; Grover Shiban; Tyagi Varsha

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    Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth filled with gutta percha and Resilon. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 freshly extracted single rooted teeth are selected and their anatomical crown removed at the CEJ. All samples were instrumented with the Step-back technique. Samples were randomly divided into three groups of 20 samples each: Group A obturated by lateral condensation with gutta percha and AH plus sealer, Gro...

  10. Softening of the gutta-percha by laser irradiation and its thermal impact in the canal obturation

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    Ortega-Martínez, Roberto; Rodríguez-Rosales, Antonio; Calzada-Nova, Manuel; Copin-Tovar, Antonio

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    An Argon Laser was employed as a thermal source for the softening of the guttapercha, which is used in the root canal obturation; the preliminary results showed this technique can be superior when compared with other techniques. The tests of sealing with methylene blue with an average penetration of 0.76 mm is obtained on the walls of the channel, with almost a zero risk on the surrounding tissues by effect of the temperature on the surface of the dental pieces.

  11. Pregnancy after tension-free vaginal mesh (anterior Prolift) and concomitant tension-free vaginal tape-obturator procedure

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    Jia Wang; Yi Dai; Yi Luo; Xiao Luo; Li Xiao Wan; Chao Han Zhang; Yin Xiu Xia; Hong Shen

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    Objective. Treatment of anterior vaginal wall prolapse and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) with transobturator tension-free vaginal mesh (anterior Prolift) and concomitant tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O) has been proved feasible, safe and effective. However, there is little known about the influence of pregnancy on women who have had such procedures before pregnancy. Design and methods. A 32-year-old woman (gravid 1, para 1) with two years history of SUI and nine months history ...

  12. A Comparative Study of the Microleakage of Resilon/Epiphany and Gutta-Percha/AH-Plus Obturating Systems

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    Elmakki Fathia; Neamat Hassan Abu-bakr; Ibrahim Yahia

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    Introduction: The aim of the present study was to investigate and compare the apical sealing ability of Resilon/Epiphany-filled root canals with those that were obturated with gutta-percha/AH-Plus endodontic sealer. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 extracted human single-rooted teeth were selected; 25 teeth for the two test groups and five for each control group. After conducting conventional endodontic treatment, the teeth were immersed in physiologic saline solution for thirty days, and...

  13. Evaluation of Apical Leakage in Root Canals Obturated with Three Different Sealers in Presence or Absence of Smear Layer

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    Mokhtari, Hadi; Shahi, Shahriar; Janani, Maryam; Reyhani, Mohammad Frough; Mokhtari Zonouzi, Hamid Reza; Rahimi, Saeed; Sadr Kheradmand, Hamid Reza

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    Introduction: Microleakage can result in failure of endodontic treatment. An important characteristic of endodontic sealer is sealing ability. The aim of this experimental study was to compare the apical leakage of teeth obturated with gutta-percha and three different sealers (resin- and zinc oxide eugenol-based) with/without smear layer (SL). Materials and Methods: In this study, 100 single-rooted teeth were used after cutting off their crowns. Cleaning and shaping was carried out with step-...

  14. Nodopathies of the peripheral nerve: an emerging concept.

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    Uncini, Antonino; Kuwabara, Satoshi

    2015-11-01

    Peripheral nerve diseases are traditionally classified as demyelinating or axonal. It has been recently proposed that microstructural changes restricted to the nodal/paranodal region may be the key to understanding the pathophysiology of antiganglioside antibody mediated neuropathies. We reviewed neuropathies with different aetiologies (dysimmune, inflammatory, ischaemic, nutritional, toxic) in which evidence from nerve conductions, excitability studies, pathology and animal models, indicate the involvement of the nodal region in the pathogenesis. For these neuropathies, the classification in demyelinating and axonal is inadequate or even misleading, we therefore propose a new category of nodopathy that has the following features: (1) it is characterised by a pathophysiological continuum from transitory nerve conduction block to axonal degeneration; (2) the conduction block may be due to paranodal myelin detachment, node lengthening, dysfunction or disruption of Na(+) channels, altered homeostasis of water and ions, or abnormal polarisation of the axolemma; (3) the conduction block may be promptly reversible without development of excessive temporal dispersion; (4) axonal degeneration, depending on the specific disorder and its severity, eventually follows the conduction block. The term nodopathy focuses to the site of primary nerve injury, avoids confusion with segmental demyelinating neuropathies and circumvents the apparent paradox that something axonal may be reversible and have a good prognosis. PMID:25699569

  15. Influence of irrigation and obturation techniques on artificial lateral root canal filling capacity

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    Emmanuel J, Silva; Daniel R, Herrera; Eduardo J, Souza-Júnior; João M, Teixeira.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a influencia de dois diferentes protocolos de irrigacao na capacidade de penetracao de canais artificiais, utilizando diferente tecnicas de obturacao. Sessenta dentes humanos unirradiculares foram utilizados. Dois canais laterais artificiais foram confeccion [...] ados no terco apical do dente. Os canais foram instrumentados ate uma lima K 45 no comprimento de trabalho. Antes do uso de cada lima, os canais radiculares foram irrigados com 2 mL de NaOCl 2.5% ou com Clorexidina gel 2% seguido de solucao salina. Ambos os grupos receberam no final da instrumentacao 3 mL de EDTA 17%. Os especimes foram randomicamente separados em 3 subgrupos de acordo com a tecnica de obturacao utilizada: (1) tecnica de compactacao lateral; (2) tecnica hibrida de Tagger; e (3) tecnica termoplastica utilizando o BeeFill 2 em 1. Em todos os grupos o cimento utilizado foi o AH Plus. Depois, os elementos foram diafanizados utilizando metil salicilato. As extensoes de pe - netracao dos cimentos nos canais laterais foram realizadas utilizando estereomicroscopio (X30). Os dados de cada grupo foram analizados utilizando ANOVA e o teste de Tukey (p0.05). Pode-se concluir que independente da substancia quimica auxiliar utilizada, as tecnicas termoplasticas de obturacao demonstraram maior penetracao de canais laterais do que a tecnica de compactacao lateral. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of two different irrigation protocols on artificial lateral root canal filling capacity using different obturation techniques. Sixty single-root human teeth were used. Two artificial lateral canals were created in the apical third. Root canals were [...] instrumented up to a 45 K-file to the working length. Before each file, root canals were irrigated either with 2 mL of 2.5% NaOCl or 2% chlorhexidine gel with further irrigation with saline solution and 3 mL of 17% EDTA. Specimens were randomly divided into three groups according to the obturation technique: (1) lateral compaction technique; (2) Tagger hybrid technique; and (3) thermoplasticized technique using BeeFill 2 in 1. All groups used AH Plus as the root canal sealer. The specimens were decalcified and cleared in methyl salicylate. The total length of lateral canals was observed under X30 magnification with a stereomicroscope and measured on the buccal and lingual root surfaces using Leica IM50 software. The data were submitted to ANOVA and Tukey test (p0.05). Regardless of the irrigant used during endodontic procedures, the thermoplasticized techniques showed higher penetration behavior for filling artificial lateral canals than the lateral compaction technique.

  16. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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  1. The influence of obturation technique on sealer thickness and depth of sealer penetration into dentinal tubules evaluated by computer-aided digital analysis.

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    Ravindranath, Mithun; Neelakantan, Prasanna; Karpagavinayagam, Kumaraguru; Subba Rao, C V

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine sealer penetration into dentinal tubules and sealer thickness with different obturation materials and techniques, with the null hypothesis that sealer cement thickness and dentinal tubule penetration was not affected by obturation technique. This study used 180 freshly extracted human mandibular premolars. Samples were obturated using the lateral condensation technique with either gutta-percha (Group 1) or Resilon (Group 2), using AH Plus (subgroup A) or Epiphany (subgroup B) as a sealer. Other samples were obturated with One-Step Obturator (Group 3) using AH Plus or Epiphany sealer. The sealer thickness and sealer penetration into dentinal tubules was evaluated using stereomicroscopy and analysis of digital images using AutoCAD software at 5.0 mm, 3.0 mm, and 1.0 mm from the apex. The mean value of sealer thickness for Group 3 was significantly lower than the mean values of the other groups. There was no significant difference in the mean values between subgroups A and B for Group 1 or Group 3, whereas for Group 2, the mean value in subgroup A was significantly higher than the mean value in subgroup B. The greatest average frequency of the penetration of sealer cement was found at the 5.0 mm level, followed by the 3.0 mm level, which, in turn, was greater than at the 1.0 mm level. The thickness of the sealer cement is dependent on the obturation technique employed, while the penetration of the sealer into the dentinal tubules is independent of the obturation technique. PMID:22313823

  2. The level of the sciatic nerve division and its relations to the piriform muscle

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    Ugrenovi? Sla?ana Z.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The sciatic nerve, as the terminal branch of the sacral plexus, leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen beneath the piriform muscle. Afterwards, it separates into the tibial and the common peroneal nerve, most frequently at the level of the upper angle of the popliteal fossa. Higher level of the sciatic nerve division is a relatively frequent phenomenom and it may be the cause of an incomplete block of the sciatic nerve during the popliteal block anesthesia. There is a possibility of different anatomic relations between the sciatic nerve or its terminal branches and the piriform muscle (piriformis syndrome. The aim of this research was to investigate the level of the sciatic nerve division and its relations to the piriform muscle. It was performed on 100 human fetuses (200 lower extremities which were in various gestational periods and of various sex, using microdissection method. Characteristic cases were photographed. Results. Sciatic nerve separated into the tibial and common peroneal nerve in popliteal fossa in 72.5% of the cases (bilaterally in the 66% of the cases. In the remainder of the cases the sciatic nerve division was high (27.5% of the cases in the posteror femoral or in the gluteal region. Sciatic nerve left the pelvis through the infrapiriform foramen in 192 lower extremities (96% of the cases, while in 8 lower extremities (4% of the cases the variable relations between sciatic nerve and piriform muscle were detected. The common peroneal nerve penetrated the piriform muscle and left the pelvis in 5 lower extremities (2.5% of the cases and the tibial nerve in those cases left the pelvis through the infrapiriform foramen. In 3 lower extremities (1.5% of the cases common peroneal nerve left the pelvis through suprapiriform, and the tibial nerve through the infrapiriform foramen. The high terminal division of sciatic nerve (detected in 1/3 of the cases, must be kept in mind during the performing of popliteal block anesthesia. Conclusion. Although very rare, anatomical abnormalities of common peroneal nerve in regard to piriform muscle are still possible.

  3. Epidural block

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    An epidural block is a numbing medicine given by injection (shot) in the back. It numbs or causes a loss of ... the pain of contractions during childbirth. An epidural block may also be used to reduce pain during ...

  4. Starting with ultrasonography decreases popliteal block performance time in inexperienced hands: a prospective randomized study

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    Cataldo Rita

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The widespread of hallux valgus surgery in a day care setting enhanced the role of regional anaesthesia in the last few years. Sciatic nerve block at popliteal fossa has been shown to provide safe and effective analgesia. Our purpose was to compare the success rate and performance time of popliteal block during resident’s training for regional anaesthesia by using nerve stimulation (NS or combined nerve stimulation and ultrasound (NS + US. Methods 70 adult patients undergoing hallux valgus surgery were randomly assigned to receive sciatic nerve block at popliteal fossa with US+NS or NS alone with a double injection technique for peroneal and tibial branches, respectively. Two residents experienced with nerve stimulator performed the procedures after a learning phase concerning ultrasonography. A local anaesthetic solution, containing 10 mL of 0.75% ropivacaine and 10 mL of 2% lidocaine was used: 12 mL were infiltrated close the tibial nerve, and 8mL were infiltrated close the common peroneal nerve. Block success rate, sensory block onset time, block performance time were evaluated. Recourse to general anaesthesia was considered as failure. Results No differences were detected in success rate and onset time of sensory block between the two groups (P > 0.05. The time to block tibial nerve and the overall block time were significantly faster in US+NS group (P Conclusions Ultrasound guidance for popliteal nerve block resulted in similar success rate with a faster procedure time when compared with nerve stimulator, thus providing a possible effect on resident education and operating room efficiency.

  5. Biocompatibility of Different Nerve Tubes

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    Bridging nerve gaps with suitable grafts is a major clinical problem. The autologous nerve graft is considered to be the gold standard, providing the best functional results; however, donor site morbidity is still a major disadvantage. Various attempts have been made to overcome the problems of autologous nerve grafts with artificial nerve tubes, which are “ready-to-use” in almost every situation. A wide range of materials have been used in animal models but only few have been applied to date...

  6. Population Blocks.

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    Smith, Martin H.

    1992-01-01

    Describes an educational game called "Population Blocks" that is designed to illustrate the concept of exponential growth of the human population and some potential effects of overpopulation. The game material consists of wooden blocks; 18 blocks are painted green (representing land), 7 are painted blue (representing water); and the remaining…

  7. Optic nerve oxygen tension

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    Kiilgaard, Jens Folke; Pedersen, D B; Eysteinsson, T; la Cour, M; Bang, K; Jensen, P K; Stefánsson, E

    2004-01-01

    The authors have previously reported that carbonic anhydrase inhibitors such as acetazolamide and dorzolamide raise optic nerve oxygen tension (ONPO(2)) in pigs. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether timolol, which belongs to another group of glaucoma drugs called beta blockers, has a similar effect. In addition, the effect of dorzolamide and timolol in combination was studied.

  8. Microscopic analysis of the quality of obturation and physical properties of MTA Fillapex.

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    Amoroso-Silva, Pablo Andrés; Guimarães, Bruno Martini; Marciano, Marina Angélica; Duarte, Marco Antonio Hungaro; Cavenago, Bruno Cavalini; Ordinola-Zapata, Ronald; Almeida, Marcela Milanezi de; Moraes, Ivaldo Gomes de

    2014-12-01

    This study analyzed the quality of obturation and physical properties of MTA Fillapex and AH Plus sealer. A sample of 30 human maxillary central incisors were instrumented with Protaper until a F5 (50/05) file. Both sealers were mixed with Rhodamine-B dye to allow visualization on a confocal laser-scanning microscope (CLSM). Next, the canals were filled using the single cone technique. After setting, all samples were sectioned at 2, 4, and 6 mm from the apex. CLSM was used to analyze the gaps and sealer penetration into the dentinal tubules. All samples were scanned 10 µm below the dentin surface and images were recorded at 100× magnification using the fluorescent mode. Additionally, the solubility, flowability and setting time of the sealers were evaluated. All the measured quantities of the examined materials were evaluated for significant differences by means of statistical analysis. The CLSM analysis of the MTA Fillapex showed the highest percentage of gaps at all sections (P = 0.0001). Physical tests revealed adequate properties for both sealers except for a higher solubility of the MTA Fillapex (P = 0.0001). The MTA Fillapex presented flowability and intratubular penetration similar to the AH Plus. Nevertheless, the MTA Fillapex sealer presented a higher solubility and considerable quantity of gaps between the sealer/dentin interface in relation to the AH Plus sealer. Clinicians must take into consideration, the quality of endodontic sealers as it is essential in the outcome of the root canal filling. PMID:25209870

  9. Efficacy of Two Rotary NiTi Instruments in Removal of Resilon/Epiphany Obturants

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    Pooneh Mohebbi

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The success of endodontic retreatment is related to the complete removal of the obturation material from the root canal system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Mtwo R and ProTaper retreatment files in removing the Resilon/Epiphany system with or without chloroform during retreatment. Materials and Methods: Sixty distal roots of first mandibular molars were prepared and laterally condensed with Resilon/Epiphany, then divided into four groups (15 each for retreatment: 1 Mtwo R/solvent; 2 Mtwo R; 3 ProTaper D/solvent; and 4 ProTaper D. The cleanliness of the canal walls was evaluated using radiography; a stereomicroscope and SEM. Data were subjected to ANOVA and Student’s t-test. Results: Neither rotary system performed better than the other when considering the whole root canal, with or without solvent. In the apical portion, ProTaper/solvent showed the best result (P<0.05. Conclusion: In Resilon/Epiphany retreatment cases, ProTaper/solvent was better in the apical portion; however when considering the whole canal, Mtwo R and the ProTaper D series had the same performance.

  10. Coronal and apical leakage analysis of two different root canal obturation systems

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    Patricia Gimenez Oddoni

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available This study compared the coronal and apical leakage of AH Plus with gutta-percha to that of Epiphany with Resilon. Twenty-four single rooted teeth were instrumented and divided into 2 groups according to the solutions for smear layer removal and the obturation materials employed: Group A - 17% EDTA-T and AH Plus with gutta-percha; Group B - primer and Epiphany with Resilon. The Group B specimens were light-cured in the coronal area for 20 s. The external root surfaces were covered with a double layer of ethyl cyanoacrylate, except for the apical foramen and the cavity access. The teeth were immersed in 0.5% methylene blue for 48 h. The specimens were rinsed, dried and axially split for dye penetration measurement with the ImageLab 2.3 software. The t-test showed no significant differences for coronal leakage between the groups, but there were significant differences for apical leakage between the groups (P < 0.05. AH Plus with gutta-percha and Epiphany with Resilon provided the same coronal seal, whereas Epiphany with Resilon provided the best apical seal.

  11. Sealing ability of three hydrophilic single-cone obturation systems: An in vitroglucose leakage study

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    Vibha Hegde

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the corono-apical sealing ability of three single-cone obturation systems using a glucose leakage model. Materials and Methods: A total of 90 freshly extracted human maxillary single-rooted teeth was selected, and their crowns were cut. The root canal of each sample was instrumented using a rotary crown down technique and then divided into four experimental (n = 20 each and two control groups (n = 5 each. Samples in the experimental groups were filled as follows: Group 1, cold lateral condensation using gutta-percha/AH Plus; group 2, single-cone C-points/smart-paste bio-sealer; group 3, single-cone bio-ceramic (BC impregnated gutta-percha/endo-sequence BC sealer; group 4, single-cone Resilon/RealSeal SE after 7 days, the sealing ability of root canal fillings was tested at different time intervals using glucose leakage model. Glucose leakage values were measured using a spectrophotometer and statistically analyzed. Results: The four experimental groups presented significantly different glucose leakage values at all test periods (P < 0.05. At the end of the observation period, the cumulative glucose leakage values of groups 2 and 3 were significantly lower than those of groups 1 and 4 (P < 0.05. Conclusion: C-points/smart-paste Bio and BC impregnated gutta-percha/endo-sequence BC sealer combinations provided the superior sealing ability over the lateral condensation technique.

  12. Coronal and apical leakage analysis of two different root canal obturation systems

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    Patricia Gimenez, Oddoni; Isabel, Mello; Jeffrey Martin, Coil; João Humberto, Antoniazzi.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available This study compared the coronal and apical leakage of AH Plus with gutta-percha to that of Epiphany with Resilon. Twenty-four single rooted teeth were instrumented and divided into 2 groups according to the solutions for smear layer removal and the obturation materials employed: Group A - 17% EDTA-T [...] and AH Plus with gutta-percha; Group B - primer and Epiphany with Resilon. The Group B specimens were light-cured in the coronal area for 20 s. The external root surfaces were covered with a double layer of ethyl cyanoacrylate, except for the apical foramen and the cavity access. The teeth were immersed in 0.5% methylene blue for 48 h. The specimens were rinsed, dried and axially split for dye penetration measurement with the ImageLab 2.3 software. The t-test showed no significant differences for coronal leakage between the groups, but there were significant differences for apical leakage between the groups (P

  13. Pathology of the vestibulocochlear nerve

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    De Foer, Bert [Department of Radiology, Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Oosterveldlaan 24, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)], E-mail: bert.defoer@GZA.be; Kenis, Christoph [Department of Radiology, Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Oosterveldlaan 24, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)], E-mail: christophkenis@hotmail.com; Van Melkebeke, Deborah [Department of Neurology, Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Oosterveldlaan 24, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)], E-mail: Deborah.vanmelkebeke@Ugent.be; Vercruysse, Jean-Philippe [University Department of ENT, Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Oosterveldlaan 24, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)], E-mail: jphver@yahoo.com; Somers, Thomas [University Department of ENT, Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Oosterveldlaan 24, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)], E-mail: Thomas.somers@GZA.be; Pouillon, Marc [Department of Radiology, Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Oosterveldlaan 24, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)], E-mail: marc.pouillon@GZA.be; Offeciers, Erwin [University Department of ENT, Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Oosterveldlaan 24, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)], E-mail: Erwin.offeciers@GZA.be; Casselman, Jan W. [Department of Radiology, AZ Sint-Jan AV Hospital, Ruddershove 10, Bruges (Belgium); Consultant Radiologist, Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Oosterveldlaan 24, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium); Academic Consultent, University of Ghent (Belgium)], E-mail: jan.casselman@azbrugge.be

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    There is a large scala of pathology affecting the vestibulocochlear nerve. Magnetic resonance imaging is the method of choice for the investigation of pathology of the vestibulocochlear nerve. Congenital pathology mainly consists of agenesis or hypoplasia of the vestibulocochlear nerve. Tumoral pathology affecting the vestibulocochlear nerve is most frequently located in the internal auditory canal or cerebellopontine angle. Schwannoma of the vestibulocochlear nerve is the most frequently found tumoral lesion followed by meningeoma, arachnoid cyst and epidermoid cyst. The most frequently encountered pathologies as well as some more rare entities are discussed in this chapter.

  14. Pathology of the vestibulocochlear nerve

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    There is a large scala of pathology affecting the vestibulocochlear nerve. Magnetic resonance imaging is the method of choice for the investigation of pathology of the vestibulocochlear nerve. Congenital pathology mainly consists of agenesis or hypoplasia of the vestibulocochlear nerve. Tumoral pathology affecting the vestibulocochlear nerve is most frequently located in the internal auditory canal or cerebellopontine angle. Schwannoma of the vestibulocochlear nerve is the most frequently found tumoral lesion followed by meningeoma, arachnoid cyst and epidermoid cyst. The most frequently encountered pathologies as well as some more rare entities are discussed in this chapter.

  15. Efficacy of ProTaper Retreatment System in Root Canals Obturated with Gutta-Percha Using Two Different Sealers and GuttaFlow.

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    Siotia, Jaya; Acharya, Shashi Rashmi; Gupta, Sunil Kumar

    2011-01-01

    Objective. To compare the efficacy of ProTaper retreatment files in removing three different obturating materials. Study Design. Forty-five human, single-rooted premolars were divided into three experimental groups. Group 1 was obturated with gutta-percha and AH Plus sealer, Group 2 was obturated with gutta-percha and zinc oxide eugenol sealer, and Group 3 was obturated with GuttaFlow. Retreatment was done using the ProTaper universal rotary retreatment files. Root halves were visualized using magnifying loops at 3X magnification and optical stereomicroscope at 10X magnification. Images were analyzed using AutoCAD 2004 software to calculate area of the remaining debris in the canal. For statistical analysis were used variance test and ANOVA. Results. Total debris/canal area ratio between the three groups showed a statistically significant difference (P < 0.001). Conclusion. ProTaper retreatment system did not produce completely clean canals in any of the groups. However, it had the best efficacy towards removing silicon based obturating material GuttaFlow. PMID:22114598

  16. An in vitro comparison of bond strengths of Gutta-percha/AH Plus, Resilon/Epiphany self-etch and EndoREZ obturation system to intraradicular dentin using a push-out test design

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    A Sanjana Patil

    2013-01-01

    Conclusion: The adhesiveness quality to root dentin promoted by newer methacrylate resin-based obturation systems like Resilon/Epihany SE and EndoREZ is compromised even when teeth with simple anatomic features were obturated under well-monitored laboratory conditions.

  17. Spinal myoclonus following a peripheral nerve injury: a case report

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    Erkol Gokhan

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Spinal myoclonus is a rare disorder characterized by myoclonic movements in muscles that originate from several segments of the spinal cord and usually associated with laminectomy, spinal cord injury, post-operative, lumbosacral radiculopathy, spinal extradural block, myelopathy due to demyelination, cervical spondylosis and many other diseases. On rare occasions, it can originate from the peripheral nerve lesions and be mistaken for peripheral myoclonus. Careful history taking and electrophysiological evaluation is important in differential diagnosis. The aim of this report is to evaluate the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics and treatment results of a case with spinal myoclonus following a peripheral nerve injury without any structural lesion.

  18. Bloqueio dos nervos ilioinguinal e ílio-hipogástrico com dexcetoprofeno intravenoso melhora a analgesia após histerectomia abdominal / Ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve block with intravenous dexketoprofen improves postoperative analgesia in abdominal hysterectomies / Bloqueo de los nervios ilioinguinal e ilio-hipogástrico con dexketoprofeno intravenoso mejora la analgesia después de la histerectomía abdominal

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    Evren, Yucel; Iclal Ozdemir, Kol; Cevdet, Duger; Kenan, Kaygusuz; Sinan, Gursoy; Caner, Mimaroglu.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos da aplicação intravenosa(IV) de dexcetoprofeno trometamol em bloqueio dos nervos ilioinguinal e ílio-hipogástrico na qualidade analgésica e no consumo de morfina após histerectomia abdominal total. MÉTODO: Estudo clínico contro [...] lado e randomizado conduzido com 61 pacientes. O estudo foi feito em sala de operação, sala de recuperação pós-anestésica e ambulatório. Os 61 pacientes foram randomicamente alocados em três grupos: grupo controle (Grupo C), grupo bloqueio (Grupo B) e grupo bloqueio com dexcetoprofeno (Grupo BD). Antes da incisão cirúrgica feita após a indução da anestesia, fizemos o bloqueio dos nervos ilioinguinal e ilio-hipogástrico (Grupo C recebeu solução salina e grupos B e BD receberam levobupivacaína). Em contraste com os grupos C e B, o Grupo BD recebeu dexcetoprofeno. Administramos morfina a todos os pacientes para analgesia, com o uso do método de analgesia controlada pelo paciente (ACP) durante o pós-operatório de 24 horas. Registramos os escores para dor pela escala visual analógica (EVA), os índices de satisfação, o consumo de morfina e os efeitos colaterais durante o pós-operatório de 24 horas. RESULTADOS: Os escores EVA do Grupo BD foram menores do que os dos grupos C e B no pós-operatório (p Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVO: El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar los efectos de la aplicación intravenosa (IV) del dexketoprofeno trometamol en el bloqueo de los nervios ilioinguinal e Ilio-hipogástrico en la calidad analgésica y en el consumo de morfina después de la histerectomía abdominal total. [...] MÉTODO: Estudio clínico controlado y aleatorio llevado a cabo con 61 pacientes. El estudio se hizo en un quirófano, en la sala de recuperación postanestésica y en el ambulatorio. Los 61 pacientes fueron aleatoriamente divididos en tres grupos: grupo control (Grupo C), grupo bloqueo (Grupo B) y grupo bloqueo con dexketoprofeno (Grupo BD). Antes de la incisión quirúrgica hecha después de la inducción de la anestesia, hicimos el bloqueo de los nervios ilioinguinal e ilio-hipogástrico (Grupo C recibió solución salina y grupos B y BD recibieron levobupivacaína). En contraste con los grupos C y B, el Grupo BD recibió dexketoprofeno. Administramos morfina a todos los pacientes para la analgesia con el uso del método ACP durante el postoperatorio de 24 horas. Registramos las puntuaciones EVA, los índices de satisfacción, el consumo de morfina y los efectos colaterales durante el postoperatorio de 24 horas. RESULTADOS: Los puntuaciones EVA del Grupo BD fueron menores que las de los grupos C y B en el postoperatorio (p Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In this study, our aim was to evaluate the effects of intravenous dexketoprofen trometamol with ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block on analgesic quality and morphine consumption after total abdominal hysterectomy operations. METHODS: We conducted this randomized co [...] ntrolled clinical study on 61 patients. The study was conducted in the operation room, post-anesthesia care unit, and inpatient clinic. We randomly grouped the 61 patients into control group (group C), block group (group B) and dexketoprofen-block group (group DB). Before the skin incision performed after anesthesia induction, we performed ilioinguinal iliohypogastric block (group C given saline and group P and DB given levobupivacaine). In contrast to group C and B, group DB was given dexketoprofen. We administered morphine analgesia to all patients by patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) during the postoperative 24 hours. We recorded Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), satisfaction scores, morphine consumption and side effects during postoperative 24 hours. RESULTS: We found the DB group's VAS scores to be lower than the control group and block group's (p

  19. Bloqueio do nervo isquiático via médio lateral da coxa como opção anestésica no trauma: relato de caso / The lateral midfemoral approach to sciatic nerve block as an anesthetic option to trauma: case repor t / Bloqueo del nervio isquiático por la vía medio lateral de la pierna como opción anestésica en traumatismo: relato de caso

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    Karl Otto, Geier.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Nos pacientes com trauma de membros inferiores e com estômago cheio, tantos os bloqueios de plexos nervosos como os bloqueios de nervos periféricos isolados são procedimentos incomuns, prevalecendo os bloqueios peridural e subaracnóideo como primeira indicação. Este relato [...] de caso registrou a escolha do bloqueio do nervo isquiático, como melhor indicação para anestesia em paciente de estômago cheio e traumatismo grave de pé. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, 50 anos, estado físico ASA II, obeso moderado (IMC = 29,8), hipertenso, motorista de ônibus por 29 anos, com laminectomia lombar descompressiva (L4-L5 e L5-S1), prévia há 10 anos, em uso de antidepressivos, vítima de acidente de motocicleta, após ter-se alimentado. O teste de Mallampati mostrou-se classe III. Após terem sido excluídas várias alternativas de técnicas para a execução da anestesia, a escolha recaiu no bloqueio isquiático como a melhor opção. A mistura anestésica administrada consistiu de 10 mL de lidocaína a 2% e 15 mL de bupivacaína a 0,5%, ambas com adrenalina a 1:200.000, resultando em mais de 15 horas de analgesia. CONCLUSÕES: A escolha do bloqueio do nervo isquiático por via médio lateral da coxa, como opção anestésica de trauma no pé, baseou-se em critérios previamente estabelecidos como a preferência de anestesia regional em pacientes com estômago cheio e candidatos a cirurgias de urgência nos membros; a limitação postural dos pacientes para realizar certas técnicas, como as espinhais; o conhecimento anatômico da inervação somática dos membros e o domínio de técnicas regionais alternativas. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: En pacientes con traumatismo de los miembros inferiores y que están con estómago lleno, los bloqueos de plexos o de los nervios periféricos son infrecuentes, siendo mas comunes los bloqueos centrales, raquídeo y peridural. Este relato de caso muestra la elección del bloque [...] o del nervio isquiático como mejor indicación para anestesia en un paciente con estómago lleno y traumatismo de pie. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente masculino, de 50 años, estado físico ASA II, obeso moderado (IMC = 29,8), hipertenso, conductor de ómnibus por 29 años, se le efectuó una laminectomía lumbar hace 10 años, usa anti-depresivos y luego de alimentarse fue víctima de accidente en una motocicleta. El test de Mallanpatti mostró que era de clase III. Luego de excluir varias alternativas de técnicas para la anestesia el bloqueo del nervio isquiático fue elegido como la mejor opción. Se administró una solución con 10 mL de lidocaína a 2% y 15 ml de bupivacaína a 0,5%, ambos con adrenalina a 1:200.000, resultando en más de 15 horas de analgesia. CONCLUSIONES: La elección de bloqueo del nervio isquiático por la vía medio lateral de la pierna, como opción para la anestesia en traumatismo del pie, se basó en criterios ya establecidos, entre los cuales la preferencia por anestesia regional en pacientes con estómago lleno candidatos a cirugía de urgencia en los miembros, la limitación postural para realizar técnicas por la vía espinal, el conocimiento anatómico de la inervación de los miembros y el dominio de técnicas regionales alternativas. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Both nervous plexus block and isolated peripheral nerve block are uncommon procedures for patients with lower limb trauma or full stomach, prevailing epidural and spinal blocks as the primary indication. This case report describes the choice of sciatic nerve block as the b [...] est indication for a patient with full stomach and severe foot trauma. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 50 years old, physical status ASA II, moderately obese (BMI = 29.8), hypertensive, bus driver for 29 years with decompressive lumbar laminectomy (L4-L5 e L5-S1) 10 years ago, under antidepressants, who suffered motorcycle accident soon after having eaten. Mallampati test was class III. After excluding several anesthetic techniques, sciatic nerve

  20. Limitations of Conduits in Peripheral Nerve Repairs

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    Moore, Amy M.; Kasukurthi, Rahul; Magill, Christina K.; Farhadi, H. Francis; Borschel, Gregory H; Mackinnon, Susan E.

    2009-01-01

    Nerve conduits have emerged as alternatives to autologous nerve grafts, but their use in large-diameter nerve deficits remains untested. We report four patients who underwent repair of large-diameter nerves using absorbable nerve conduits and discuss the failed clinical outcomes. The reported cases demonstrate the importance of evaluating the length, diameter, and function of nerves undergoing conduit repair. In large-diameter nerves, the use of conduits should be carefully considered.

  1. Lesão do músculo obturador externo em atletas de futebol profissional / Injury of the external obturator muscle in professional soccer athletes

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    Henrique Gonçalves, Valente; Felipe Osório, Marques; Luciano Da Silva De, Souza; Roberto Trápaga, Abib; Daniel Cury, Ribeiro.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Diversos estudos têm analisado os diferentes tipos de lesões que acometem o jogador de futebol. Nota-se, no entanto, que nenhum cita a lesão do músculo obturador externo. Na medida em que este é um músculo pequeno e monoarticular, sua incidência provavelmente é baixa e pouco documentada na literatur [...] a. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste estudo é apresentar quatro casos de estiramentos do obturador externo em uma equipe profissional de futebol no ano de 2006. Os dados foram coletados a partir de um programa de armazenamento denominado Sistema de Preparação Desportiva que fornece dados referentes ao nome, diagnóstico, mecanismo de trauma, história clínica, tempo de afastamento e evolução. Todos os atletas que apresentaram imagem de ressonância nuclear magnética compatível com ruptura do obturador externo foram inclusos no estudo. Quatro lesões por estiramento do músculo obturador externo foram encontradas, de um total de 28 lesões por estiramento muscular durante o ano de 2006. Todos os atletas apresentavam dor difusa na região do quadril durante os movimentos de rotação lateral e medial do quadril. O mecanismo de trauma predominante foi o movimento de rotação lateral do tronco sobre o fêmur em cadeia cinética fechada. Concluímos que a lesão do obturador externo pode ser confundida com uma lesão dos músculos adutores do quadril, devido à localização da dor relatada pelo indivíduo. A avaliação clínica deve basear-se no relato do atleta e na realização dos testes funcionais, principalmente para os músculos rotadores do quadril. O exame de ressonância nuclear magnética foi fundamental para localizar, classificar e avaliar a extensão da lesão neste estudo Abstract in english Several studies have investigated different injuries that occur among soccer players. However, it has been noticed that none has mentioned injury to the external obturator muscle. As a small and monoarticulated muscle, its incidence is probably low and barely documented in the literature. Therefore, [...] the aim of this study is to present four external obturator muscle strain cases in a professional soccer team in 2008. The data was collected from a database using the software Sistema de Preparação Desportiva which provides data such as name, diagnosis, trauma mechanism, clinical history, time away from training and progress. All athletes who undertook Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the external obturator muscle and presented rupture of the external obturator muscle were included in the study. Four external obturator muscle strain injuries were identified from a total of twenty-eight muscle strains during the year of 2006. All athletes presented diffuse pain on the hip for medial and lateral rotation of the joint. The predominant injury mechanism was lateral rotation of the trunk over the femur on closed kinetic chain. It was concluded that external obturator muscle strain injuries can be mistaken for those related to the hip adductor muscles due to the reported pain area. Clinical examination should be based on the athletes' report and functional tests, mainly for the hip rotator muscles. The MRI scan was essential to the location, classification and evaluation of the injury size.

  2. Traumatic third nerve palsy.

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    Elston, J S

    1984-01-01

    Twenty patients with a traumatic third nerve palsy had sustained a closed head injury with prolonged loss of consciousness in a high-speed deceleration accident. Sixteen were male, and the average age was 25 years. Seven had skull or facial fractures, 15 damage to the anterior visual pathways, and 16 other permanent neurological damage. Nineteen developed the misdirection/regeneration syndrome. Thirteen had strabismus surgery, and an area of binocular single vision was enlarged or achieved in...

  3. Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndromes.

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    Küçükali, Cem Ismail; Kürtüncü, Murat; Akçay, Halil ?brahim; Tüzün, Erdem; Öge, Ali Emre

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    Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability (PNH) syndromes can be subclassified as primary and secondary. The main primary PNH syndromes are neuromyotonia, cramp-fasciculation syndrome (CFS), and Morvan's syndrome, which cause widespread symptoms and signs without the association of an evident peripheral nerve disease. Their major symptoms are muscle twitching and stiffness, which differ only in severity between neuromyotonia and CFS. Cramps, pseudomyotonia, hyperhidrosis, and some other autonomic abnormalities, as well as mild positive sensory phenomena, can be seen in several patients. Symptoms reflecting the involvement of the central nervous system occur in Morvan's syndrome. Secondary PNH syndromes are generally seen in patients with focal or diffuse diseases affecting the peripheral nervous system. The PNH-related symptoms and signs are generally found incidentally during clinical or electrodiagnostic examinations. The electrophysiological findings that are very useful in the diagnosis of PNH are myokymic and neuromyotonic discharges in needle electromyography along with some additional indicators of increased nerve fiber excitability. Based on clinicopathological and etiological associations, PNH syndromes can also be classified as immune mediated, genetic, and those caused by other miscellaneous factors. There has been an increasing awareness on the role of voltage-gated potassium channel complex autoimmunity in primary PNH pathogenesis. Then again, a long list of toxic compounds and genetic factors has also been implicated in development of PNH. The management of primary PNH syndromes comprises symptomatic treatment with anticonvulsant drugs, immune modulation if necessary, and treatment of possible associated dysimmune and/or malignant conditions. PMID:25719304

  4. Comparative evaluation of a novel smart-seal obturating system and its homogeneity of using cone beam computed tomography: In vitro simulated lateral canal study

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    Shashank Arora

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim was to evaluate and compare a novel polyamide polymer based obturating system and Gutta-percha and sealer in filling simulated lateral canals and their homogeneity when used for obturating the root canals. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 freshly extracted human single rooted teeth with fully formed apices were selected for this study. Teeth were de-coronated, and roots were standardized to a working length of 15 mm. Root canal preparation was carried out with rotary Protaper file system in all groups. The specimens were then randomly divided into three groups A, B, and C (n = 20. Ten samples from each group were decalcified and simulated lateral canals were made at 2, 4, and 6 mm from the root apex. Remaining ten samples from each group were maintained calcified. Group A was obturated with SmartSeal system (Prosmart-DRFP Ltd., Stamford, UK. Group B was obturated with sectional backfill method. Group C was obutrated with cold lateral compaction method (control. Decalcified samples from the respective groups were analyzed with digital radiography and photography and the measurement of the linear extension and area of lateral canal filling was done using UTHSCSA (UTHSCSA Image Tool for Windows version 3.0, San Antonio, TX, USA software. Calcified samples were subjected to cone beam computed tomography image analysis sectioned axially. Results: Group A 92.46 ± 19.45 showed greatest extent of filling in lateral canals and denser homogeneity of oburation, followed by Group B 78.43 ± 26.45 and Group C 52.12 ± 36.67. Conclusions: Polyamide polymer obturation proved to have greater efficiency when compared with Gutta-percha system, when used for obturation with regards to adaptation of the sealer and penetration into the simulated lateral canals.

  5. Uso de obturadores en cirugía oral y maxilofacial: Presentación de cinco casos clínicos / Use of obturators in oral and maxillofacial surgery: A report of five cases

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    R.T., Velázquez-Cayón; R., Flores-Ruiz; D., Torres-Lagares; S., González-Guerrero; D., González-Padilla; J.L., Gutiérrez-Perez.

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    Full Text Available Los defectos creados en el maxilar, principalmente tras cirugía resectiva de tumores malignos, traumatismo o defectos congénitos, deben ser corregidos con el fin de recuperar los consecuentes déficits en el habla, la deglución, la masticación y la estética. Para ello contamos con dos amplias posibil [...] idades: reconstrucción quirúrgica o colocación de un obturador protésico maxilar. En este artículo llevamos a cabo una revisión de la literatura reciente y clásica sobre obturadores palatinos, ilustrándola mediante 5 casos clínicos con esta opción terapéutica. Hemos encontrado descritas una amplia variedad de modificaciones para los distintos tipos de obturadores, como la fabricación de aletas nasales, colocación de obturadores de forma inmediata tras la cirugía, el hecho de ahuecar el aditamento obturador, etc. En nuestra práctica hemos observado una serie de ventajas en la colocación de este tipo de prótesis de forma posquirúrgica diferida y en estrecha colaboración con su médico responsable. Abstract in english Defects created in the maxillary bone, principally after surgical resection of malignant tumors, trauma or congenital defects, must be corrected to eliminate the resulting speech, swallowing, and chewing defects and restore the cosmetic appearance. Two major options available are surgical reconstruc [...] tion or the placement of a maxillary obturator prosthesis. The recent and classic literature on palatal obturators is reviewed and five clinical cases treated with a palatal obturator are reported. A large variety of modifications have been reported for different types of obturators, such as nasal wings, immediate postoperative obturator prosthesis placement, etc. In the authors' experience, deferred postoperative obturator placement in close collaboration with the responsible doctor has advantages.

  6. An In Vitro Comparative Study of the Adaptation and Sealing Ability of Two Carrier-Based Root Canal Obturators

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    Ahmed Alkahtani; Sara Al-Subait; Sukumaran Anil

    2013-01-01

    The study was done to assess the sealing ability and adaptation of RealSeal 1, and to compare it with Thermafil. 65 single-rooted extracted teeth were selected and root canal treatment was performed. Root canals were obturated with RealSeal 1 or Thermafil. A double chamber bacterial leakage model using E. faecalis was developed to assess the sealing ability. Samples were monitored daily for 60 days. After the bacterial leakage test, samples were embedded in resin and sectioned horizontally at...

  7. Retreatability of Root Canals Obturated Using Gutta-Percha with Bioceramic, MTA and Resin-Based Sealers

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    Uzunoglu, Emel; Yilmaz, Zeliha; Sungur, Derya Deniz; Altundasar, Emre

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the retreatability of root canals obturated with gutta-percha (GP) and three different endodontic sealers [iRoot SP (bioceramic sealer), MTA Fillapex (MTA-based sealer) and AH-26 (epoxy resin-based sealer)] using the ProTaper Universal Retreatment (PTR) system. Methods and Materials: Forty extracted single-rooted human teeth were prepared with universal ProTaper files up to F4 (40/0.06). Specimens were randomly divided into four groups accor...

  8. Influence of the spatulation of two zinc oxide-eugenol-based sealers on the obturation of lateral canals

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    Pécora Jesus Djalma; Ribeiro Rodrigo Gonçalves; Guerisoli Danilo M. Zanello; Barbizam João Vicente Baroni; Marchesan Melissa Andréia

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    The objective of this research was to evaluate, in vitro, the importance of the correct manipulation of endodontic sealers, correlating it with flow rate and with the consequent obturation of root canals. Twenty-four human canines were prepared, 1 mm from the apex, with K-files up to size 50, by means of the step-back technique. Six lateral canals were then drilled in each tooth, with size 10 file fixed to a low-speed handpiece. The teeth were randomly divided into 4 groups, and root canals w...

  9. Stability of Doxycycline Absorbed on Root Canal Dentin After Obturation with Gutta-Percha/AH26 and Resilon/RealSeal at Different Time Intervals

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    Behnam Bolhari; Naghmeh Meraji; Ali Nosrat; Shokoufeh Hassani

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    Objective: Eradication of microorganisms present in the root canal system is paramount for the successful outcome of root canal therapy. The purpose of this study was to compare the of doxycycline absorbed from MTAD into root canal dentin after obturation with gutta-percha/AH26 and Resilon/RealSeal at different time intervals.Materials and Methods: Fifty-one extracted human teeth were instrumented. Thirty samples were obturated with either gutta-percha/AH26 or Resilon/self-etch RealSeal after...

  10. In vitro comparison of apical leakage in root canals obturated with 0.04 and 0.02 tapered gutta-percha

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    Maryam Bidar; Ghazal Sadeghi; Maryam Gharechahi; Mohammad Mortazavi; Maryam Forghani

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    INTRODUCTION: Gutta-percha is the most commonly used material for root canal obturation; it has been recently manufactured with different tapers. The aim of this in vitro study was to compare microleakage of canals obturated with standard gutta-percha (0.02 taper) or the new 0.04 taper gutta-percha master cone using the cold lateral condensation technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four extracted single rooted teeth were selected. The crowns were removed and all the canals were prepared us...

  11. Hand function after nerve repair.

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    Lundborg, Göran; Rosén, Birgitta

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    Treatment of injuries to major nerve trunks in the hand and upper extremity remains a major and challenging reconstructive problem. Such injuries may cause long-lasting disabilities in terms of lost fine sensory and motor functions. Nowadays there is no surgical repair technique that can ensure recovery of tactile discrimination in the hand of an adult patient following nerve repair while very young individuals usually regain a complete recovery of functional sensibility. Post-traumatic nerve...

  12. The Dehiscent Facial Nerve Canal

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    Sertac Yetiser

    2012-01-01

    Accidental injury to the facial nerve where the bony canal defects are present may result with facial nerve dysfunction during otological surgery. Therefore, it is critical to know the incidence and the type of facial nerve dehiscences in the presence of normal development of the facial canal. The aim of this study is to review the site and the type of such bony defects in 144 patients operated for facial paralysis, myringoplasty, stapedotomy, middle ear exploration for sudden hearing loss, a...

  13. VARIATIONS IN ORIGIN OF FEMORAL NERVE FROM THE LUMBER PLEXUS (A CADAVERIC STUDY (ORIGINAL ARTICLE

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    Full Text Available The variations in origin of femoral nerve from lumbar plexus is very much common. The normal root value of origin of femoral nerve is L2, L3 and L4. It can be prefixed or postfixed. Mostly the femoral nerve is used for the nerve block in several surgeries and is vulnerable to compression in tight ilio-psoascompartment. The knowledge of origin and variations of femoral nerve in iliac fossa is important for anatomists, anesthetists and surgeons to prevent iatrogenic femoral nerve injuries. 3 0 embalmed and 10% forma l in f i x e d c a d ave r s w e r e d is s e c ted on b o th s ides and 60 lumba r pl exus e s with their branches formed the material for the study. Thepsoas major muscle was dissected to see the formation of femoral nerve from theroots and to observe the variations in formation of femoral nerve. The aim of this study was to look for the variations in origin and branching pattern of the femoral nerve in the iliac fossa.

  14. Retreatability of Root Canals Obturated Using Gutta-Percha with Bioceramic, MTA and Resin-Based Sealers

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    Uzunoglu, Emel; Yilmaz, Zeliha; Sungur, Derya Deniz; Altundasar, Emre

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the retreatability of root canals obturated with gutta-percha (GP) and three different endodontic sealers [iRoot SP (bioceramic sealer), MTA Fillapex (MTA-based sealer) and AH-26 (epoxy resin-based sealer)] using the ProTaper Universal Retreatment (PTR) system. Methods and Materials: Forty extracted single-rooted human teeth were prepared with universal ProTaper files up to F4 (40/0.06). Specimens were randomly divided into four groups according to obturation technique/material: single-cone GP/AH-26, lateral compaction of GP/AH-26, single-cone GP/iRoot SP, and single-cone GP/MTA Fillapex. Root fillings were removed with PTR. The time taken to reach the working-length (TWL) was recorded. Roots were longitudinally sectioned and each half was evaluated using a stereomicroscope. Three observers scored each third of all specimen. Obtained data were analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U, Welch and Games-Howell tests. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Results: In single-cone GP/MTA Fillapex group the TWL was significantly shorter. The remnant of filling material in the apical and middle thirds of groups was similar and higher than the coronal thirds. Conclusion: None of the tested sealers were completely removed from the root canal system. PMID:25834591

  15. An in vitro comparative study of the adaptation and sealing ability of two carrier-based root canal obturators.

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    Alkahtani, Ahmed; Al-Subait, Sara; Anil, Sukumaran

    2013-01-01

    The study was done to assess the sealing ability and adaptation of RealSeal 1, and to compare it with Thermafil. 65 single-rooted extracted teeth were selected and root canal treatment was performed. Root canals were obturated with RealSeal 1 or Thermafil. A double chamber bacterial leakage model using E. faecalis was developed to assess the sealing ability. Samples were monitored daily for 60 days. After the bacterial leakage test, samples were embedded in resin and sectioned horizontally at 2 and 4?mm from the apical foramen. Specimens were examined under scanning electron microscope and digitally photographed. AutoCAD software was used to measure the gap between the canal surface and obturation material. Results were statistically analyzed using nonparametric Kaplan-Meier survival analysis for the bacterial leakage and t-test to compare the means of gap in RealSeal 1 and Thermafil at 2 and 4?mm. There was no significant difference between the RealSeal 1 and Thermafil with respect to leakage over time. At 2?mm and 4?mm, RealSeal 1 had significantly more gaps than Thermafil. From the observations it can be concluded that RealSeal 1 and Thermafil have comparable performance in terms of adaptation and sealing ability. PMID:23710141

  16. Nerve Injuries of the Upper Extremity

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    ... within the “insulated cable.” Nerves serve as the “wires” of the body that carry information to and ... cut, both the nerve and the insulation are broken. Injury to a nerve can stop the transmission ...

  17. The Surgical Management of Facial Nerve Injury

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    Rovak, Jason M.; Tung, Thomas H.; Mackinnon, Susan E

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    The surgical management of facial nerve injuries is dependent upon a thorough understanding of facial nerve anatomy, nerve physiology, and microsurgical techniques. When possible, primary neurorrhaphy is the “gold standard” repair technique. Injuries resulting in long nerve gaps or a significant delay between the time of injury and repair requires alterative techniques, such as nerve grafts, nerve transfers, regional muscle transfers, free tissue transfers, and static procedures. Scrupulous t...

  18. Ultrasound-guided technique for continuous ulnar and median nerve blockade in the horse

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    ZARUCCO, Laura

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    In orthopedic surgery providing optimal analgesia throughout the perioperative period decreases physiologic stress, optimizes tissue healing and reduces reconvalescence and overloading of the contra-lateral limb. We hypothesized that continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) of the median and ulnar nerve provides a valuable method of sustained analgesia in horses experiencing pain in their lower forelimbs. Therefore we developed an ultrasound-guided technique for continuous ulnar and median ne...

  19. Ulnar nerve entrapment neuropathy due to extraneural ganglia at the elbow: A case report

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    Özgür TA?KAPILIO?LU; Ahmet BEKAR; M. Erim KÜR?AT; Yalçinkaya, Ulviye

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    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------A rare case of ulnar nerve entrapment due to extraneural ganglion at the elbow is presented. A 64-year old right-handed man presented with a 6 months history of pain in his right elbow, progressive numbness, tingling, atrophy and weakness in his right hand. Electrophysiological studies demonstrated a severe conduction block affecting the ulnar nerve in the retrotrochlear groove but without any sign of major axonal...

  20. Phylogenetic dichotomy of nerve glycosphingolipids.

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    Okamura, N; Stoskopf, M; Hendricks, F.; Kishimoto, Y

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    Galactocerebrosides and sulfatides are major characteristic components of vertebrate myelin. In contrast, glucocerebroside is the major glycosphingolipid of shrimp nerve. In this study, the concentrations of these glycosphingolipids in the nervous systems of animals from several evolutionary branches were determined by use of high-performance liquid chromatography. In nerves of protostome animals only glucose-containing glycosphingolipids were detected, whereas glycosphingolipids from deutero...

  1. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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    Full Text Available ... That’s what the vagus nerve is. It’s a big nerve in the neck and it delivers impulses ... treat them as early as possible. There’s a big trend in the United States to do that. ...

  2. Eficácia de duas técnicas de obturação em cavidades experimentais de reabsorção radicular interna / Efficacy of two obturation techniques in experimental internal root resorption cavities

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    Tiago André Fontoura de, Melo; Gustavo Golgo, Kunert; Mireli Belizario da, Silva; Mariella Falci, Cabeda.

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    Full Text Available Introdução: O preenchimento com material endodôntico obturador em dentes com reabsorção radicular interna é extremamente difícil. Objetivo: Avaliar a eficácia de duas técnicas de obturação no preenchimento de cavidades experimentais de reabsorção interna. Material e método: Vinte incisivos cent [...] rais superiores artificiais, com a presença de uma cavidade simulada padronizada de reabsorção no terço médio do canal radicular, foram utilizados. Após o preparo endodôntico dos dentes, os mesmos foram randomicamente divididos em dois grupos (n=10), de acordo com a técnica de obturação empregada: híbrida de Tagger ou com auxílio do sistema ultrassônico. A verificação da obturação endodôntica, junto à cavidade de reabsorção interna, foi feita por meio da tomada radiográfica com dois tipos de incidência: mesiodistal e vestibulolingual. Para a análise da área de obturação, foi empregado o programa Image Tool®. Os dados obtidos da obturação foram submetidos à análise estatística por meio do Teste t de Student, com nível de significância de 5%. Resultado: Não houve diferença estatística entre as técnicas de obturação testadas. Apenas pôde-se observar diferença significativa nos dentes obturados com auxílio do ultrassom, quando se comparou a incidência radiográfica realizada no sentido mesiodistal com a vestibulolingual. Conclusão: As duas técnicas de obturação testadas foram similares no preenchimento da cavidade de reabsorção interna. Abstract in english Introduction: The filling with obturation endodontic material in teeth with internal root resorption is extremely difficult. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of two obturation techniques in the filling of experimental internal resorption cavities. Material and method: Twenty maxillary centra [...] l incisors artificial, with the presence of a standardized simulated resorption cavity in the middle third of the root canal were used. After endodontic treatment of teeth, they were randomly divided into two groups (n=10), according to the obturation technique used: hybrid Tagger or with the aid of the ultrasonic system. Verification of endodontic obturation, with the cavity internal resorption, was taken by radiography with two types of incidence: mesiodistal and buccolingual. For the analysis of area closures, we used the Image Tool® program. The data of the filling were subjected to statistical analysis using Student's t test, with significance level of 5%. Result: There was no statistical difference between the tested obturation techniques. As one can observe a significant difference in teeth obturated with the aid of ultrasound, when compared to the radiograph performed in mesiodistal with buccolingual. Conclusion: The two obturation techniques tested were similar to fill the cavity of internal resorption.

  3. Role of dexamethasone in brachial plexus block

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    To evaluate the effect of dexamethasone added to (lignocaine) on the onset and duration of axillary brachial plexus block. Study Design: Randomized controlled trial. Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi, from September 2009 to March 2010. Patients and Methods: A total of 100 patients, who were scheduled for elective hand and forearm surgery under axillary brachial plexus block, were randomly allocated to group A in which patients received 40 ml 1.5% lidocaine with 2 ml of isotonic saline (0.9%) and group B in which patients received 40 ml 1.5% lidocaine with 2 ml of dexamethasone (8 mg). Nerve stimulator with insulated needle for multiple stimulations technique was used to locate the brachial plexus nerves. After the injection onset of action and duration of sensory blockade of brachial plexus were recorded at 5 minutes and 15 minutes interval. Results: Group A showed the onset of action of 21.64 ± 2.30 min and in group B it was 15.42 ± 1.44 min (p< 0.001). Duration of nerve block was 115.08 ± 10.92 min in group A and 265.42 ± 16.56 min in group B (p < 0.001). Conclusion: The addition of dexamethasone to 1.5% lignocaine solution in axillary brachial plexus block prolongs the duration of sensory blockade significantly. (author)

  4. Vertiginous Syndrome Associated with Incorrect Anesthesia Technique to Block the Maxillary Nerve via the Greater Palatine Canal: Case Report and Anatomic Correlation with Cadaveric Parts / Síndrome Vertiginoso Asociado a Técnica Anestésica Incorrecta para Bloquear el Nervio Maxilar vía Canal Palatino Mayor: Reporte de Caso y Correlación Anatómica en Piezas Cadavéricas

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    Reinaldo, Soto; Felipe, Cáceres; Jorge, Lankin.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La técnica anestésica vía canal palatino mayor tiene como objetivo abordar al nervio maxilar en la fosa pterigopalatina, anestesiando un gran territorio, incluyendo la pulpa y periodonto de la hemiarcada correspondiente. Después de haber aplicado esta técnica en una paciente y no obteniendo el resul [...] tado esperado, esta comenzó a experimentar vértigo, náuseas, sensación de líquido en el oído y vómitos. Fue evaluada en el servicio de urgencias del Hospital Parroquial de San Bernardo y en una Clínica Privada, sin lograr un diagnóstico preciso y realizando solo un tratamiento sintomático. Al día siguiente fue dada de alta con baja sintomatología, la cual desapareció totalmente durante el día. Se propone la hipótesis de una difusión del anestésico hacia el oído medio e interno mediante el tubo auditivo. Esto explicaría por un lado la sintomatología vestibular y por otro la ausencia de anestesia en los dientes y territorios esperados. Además se realizó una correlación anatómica en cadáveres, utilizando 8 hemicabezas conservadas y siguiendo el posible trayecto de la aguja desde la mucosa palatina hasta el orificio faríngeo de la tuba auditiva. Se concluyó que el síndrome vertiginoso experimentado por la paciente se pudo deber a una técnica fallida al nervio maxilar vía canal palatino mayor con ingreso de la aguja al tubo auditivo, difundiendo el anestésico hacia el oído medio. Abstract in english The anesthetic technique through the greater palatine canal seeks to block the maxillary nerve in the pterygopalatine fossa and anesthetize a large area, including the pulp and periodontium of the arch in question. After applying this technique in a patient, it failed to obtain the expected result. [...] The patient began to experience dizziness, nausea, vomiting and the sensation of fluid in the ear. She was evaluated in both the emergency room of the Hospital Parroquial de San Bernardo and at a private clinic without accurate diagnosis. Only symptomatic treatment was provided. The next day she was discharged with reduced symptoms, which disappeared completely during the day. We propose the hypothesis of a diffusion of the anesthetic solution into the middle and inner ear through the auditory tube. This diffusion would explain the vestibular symptoms and the absence of anesthesia in the expected areas. We carried out an anatomic correlation in cadavers, following the path of a needle from the palatal mucosa to the pharyngeal opening of auditory tube. We conclude that the vertiginous syndrome could be due to an incorrect application of the technique, with the needle entering the auditory tube and spreading the anesthetic solution into the middle ear.

  5. Transfer of the rhomboid nerve to the suprascapular nerve: An anatomical feasibility study.

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    Goubier, J-N; Teboul, F

    2015-09-01

    Paralysis of the suprascapular nerve, in partial injuries of the brachial plexus, most often warrants a nerve transfer. Transfer of the spinal accessory nerve to the suprascapular nerve is performed most often. We propose to directly transfer the nerve of the rhomboid muscles (branch of the dorsal scapular nerve) to the suprascapular nerve in the supraspinatus fossa. This anatomical study included 10 shoulders. Dissection of the suprascapular nerve and the branch of dorsal scapular nerve to rhomboid muscles (rhomboid nerve) was performed through a posterior approach. Once the nerves were freed, the possibility of suturing the two nerves together was evaluated. Tensionless suture of the rhomboid nerve to the suprascapular nerve was possible in all shoulders in this study. In addition, the diameter of the two nerves was macroscopically compatible: the average diameter of the rhomboid and suprascapular nerve was 2.9 and 3mm, respectively. The diameter of the rhomboid nerve is more suitable than that of the spinal accessory nerve for a transfer to the suprascapular nerve. Moreover, the spinal accessory nerve is preserved in this technique, thereby preserving the function of the trapezius muscle, which could be used for muscle transfer if the nerve surgery fails. In addition, use of the rhomboid nerve allows the suture to be performed downstream to the suprascapular notch and avoids poor results linked to multilevel injuries of this nerve. Finally, if the posterior approach is extended laterally, associated transfer of the nerve to the long head of the triceps brachii to the axillary nerve is also possible. Rhomboid nerve transfer to the suprascapular nerve is anatomically possible. A clinical study will now be necessary to confirm this hypothesis and set out preliminary results. PMID:26159580

  6. Estudo comparativo do bloqueio combinado femoral-isquiático, por punção em sítio único, com anestesia subaracnóidea para cirurgia unilateral do membro inferior / Comparative study between combined sciatic-femoral nerve block, via a single skin injection, and spinal block anesthesia for unilateral surgery of the lower limb / Estudio comparativo del bloqueo combinado femoral-isquiático por punción en sitio único, con anestesia subaracnoidea para cirugías unilateral del miembro inferior

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    Luiz Eduardo, Imbelloni; Gustavo Volpato Passarini de, Rezende; Eliana Marisa, Ganem; José Antonio, Cordeiro.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A raquianestesia unilateral pode apresentar vantagens em pacientes ambulatoriais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar a raquianestesia unilateral com o bloqueio combinado femoral-isquiático em cirurgias ortopédicas unilaterais e ambulatoriais. MÉTODO: Sessenta pacientes [...] foram aleatoriamente separados em dois grupos para receber 6 mg de bupivacaína hiperbárica ou hipobárica (grupo RQ) em decúbito lateral esquerdo ou 800 mg de lidocaína 1,6% com epinefrina nos nervos femoral e isquiático (grupo CFI) em decúbito dorsal. O bloqueio dos nervos foi realizado com agulha de 150 mm conectada a um neuroestimulador e inserida no ponto médio entre as duas abordagens clássicas, sendo injetados 15 mL no nervo femoral e 35 mL no nervo isquiático. Avaliados o tempo para realização dos bloqueios e sua duração. Vinte minutos após, os pacientes foram avaliados em relação aos bloqueios sensitivo e motor. RESULTADOS: O tempo para a realização da raquianestesia foi significativamente menor do que o bloqueio combinado femoral-isquiático. O bloqueio unilateral foi obtido em 90% dos pacientes no grupo RQ e 100% no grupo CFI. O tempo para recuperação do bloqueio sensitivo e motor foi significativamente maior no grupo CFI. Não houve bradicardia ou hipotensão. CONCLUSÕES: Este estudo conclui que é tecnicamente fácil realizar bloqueio anterior combinado femoral-isquiático e pode ser uma alternativa para o bloqueio unilateral do membro inferior. A raquianestesia unilateral com baixas doses de bupivacaína resultou em menor tempo para realização, menor número de tentativas e recuperação mais precoce do bloqueio combinado femoral-isquiático, porém com mesma efetividade. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La raquianestesia unilateral puede presentar ventajas en pacientes ambulatoriales. El objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar la raquianestesia unilateral con el bloqueo combinado femoral-isquiático en cirugías ortopédicas unilaterales y ambulatoriales. MÉTODO: Sesenta pacie [...] ntes fueron separados aleatoriamente en dos grupos de 30 para recibir 6 mg de bupivacaína hiperbárica o hipobárica (grupo RQ), en decúbito lateral izquierdo u 800 mg de lidocaína 1,6% con epinefrina en los nervios femoral e isquiático (grupo CFI), en decúbito dorsal. El bloqueo de los nervios fue realizado con una aguja de 150 mm conectada a un neuroestimulador e insertada en el punto medio entre las dos incisiones clásicas. Se inyectaron 15 mL en el nervio femoral y 35 mL en el nervio isquiático. Fue mensurado el tiempo para la realización de los bloqueos y su duración. Veinte minutos después, los pacientes fueron evaluados con relación a los bloqueos sensitivo y motor. RESULTADOS: El tiempo para la realización de la raquianestesia fue significativamente menor que el bloqueo combinado femoral-isquiático. El bloqueo unilateral se obtuvo en un 90% de los pacientes en el grupo RQ y en un 100% en el grupo CFI. El tiempo para la recuperación del bloqueo sensitivo y motor fue significativamente mayor en el grupo CFI. No hubo bradicardia o hipotensión. CONCLUSIONES: Por medio de este estudio, se llega a la conclusión de que es técnicamente fácil realizar el bloqueo anterior combinado femoral-isquiático y de que ese puede ser una alternativa para el bloqueo unilateral del miembro inferior. La raquianestesia unilateral con bajas dosis de bupivacaína, mostró un menor tiempo para la realización, un menor número de intentos y una recuperación más rápida del bloqueo combinado femoral-isquiático. Sin embargo, la efectividad fue la misma. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Unilateral spinal anesthesia has advantages when used in outpatient basis. The objective of the present study was to compare unilateral spinal anesthesia with combined sciatic-femoral nerve block in unilateral orthopedic surgeries in outpatients. METHODS: Sixty patients we [...] re randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients to receive 6 mg of hyperbaric or hypobaric bup

  7. Deep gluteal syndrome: anatomy, imaging, and management of sciatic nerve entrapments in the subgluteal space

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    Hernando, Moises Fernandez; Cerezal, Luis; Perez-Carro, Luis; Abascal, Faustino; Canga, Ana [Diagnostico Medico Cantabria (DMC), Department of Radiology, Santander, Cantabria (Spain); Valdecilla University Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery Department Clinica Mompia (L.P.C.), Santander, Cantabria (Spain); Valdecilla University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Santander, Cantabria (Spain)

    2015-03-05

    Deep gluteal syndrome (DGS) is an underdiagnosed entity characterized by pain and/or dysesthesias in the buttock area, hip or posterior thigh and/or radicular pain due to a non-discogenic sciatic nerve entrapment in the subgluteal space. Multiple pathologies have been incorporated in this all-included ''piriformis syndrome,'' a term that has nothing to do with the presence of fibrous bands, obturator internus/gemellus syndrome, quadratus femoris/ischiofemoral pathology, hamstring conditions, gluteal disorders and orthopedic causes. The concept of fibrous bands playing a role in causing symptoms related to sciatic nerve mobility and entrapment represents a radical change in the current diagnosis of and therapeutic approach to DGS. The development of periarticular hip endoscopy has led to an understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying piriformis syndrome, which has supported its further classification. A broad spectrum of known pathologies may be located nonspecifically in the subgluteal space and can therefore also trigger DGS. These can be classified as traumatic, iatrogenic, inflammatory/infectious, vascular, gynecologic and tumors/pseudo-tumors. Because of the ever-increasing use of advanced magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) techniques and the excellent outcomes of the new endoscopic treatment, radiologists must be aware of the anatomy and pathologic conditions of this space. MR imaging is the diagnostic procedure of choice for assessing DGS and may substantially influence the management of these patients. The infiltration test not only has a high diagnostic but also a therapeutic value. This article describes the subgluteal space anatomy, reviews known and new etiologies of DGS, and assesses the role of the radiologist in the diagnosis, treatment and postoperative evaluation of sciatic nerve entrapments, with emphasis on MR imaging and endoscopic correlation. (orig.)

  8. Deep gluteal syndrome: anatomy, imaging, and management of sciatic nerve entrapments in the subgluteal space

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    Deep gluteal syndrome (DGS) is an underdiagnosed entity characterized by pain and/or dysesthesias in the buttock area, hip or posterior thigh and/or radicular pain due to a non-discogenic sciatic nerve entrapment in the subgluteal space. Multiple pathologies have been incorporated in this all-included ''piriformis syndrome,'' a term that has nothing to do with the presence of fibrous bands, obturator internus/gemellus syndrome, quadratus femoris/ischiofemoral pathology, hamstring conditions, gluteal disorders and orthopedic causes. The concept of fibrous bands playing a role in causing symptoms related to sciatic nerve mobility and entrapment represents a radical change in the current diagnosis of and therapeutic approach to DGS. The development of periarticular hip endoscopy has led to an understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying piriformis syndrome, which has supported its further classification. A broad spectrum of known pathologies may be located nonspecifically in the subgluteal space and can therefore also trigger DGS. These can be classified as traumatic, iatrogenic, inflammatory/infectious, vascular, gynecologic and tumors/pseudo-tumors. Because of the ever-increasing use of advanced magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) techniques and the excellent outcomes of the new endoscopic treatment, radiologists must be aware of the anatomy and pathologic conditions of this space. MR imaging is the diagnostic procedure of choice for assessing DGS and may substantially influence the management of these patients. The infiltration test not only has a high diagnostic but also a therapeutic value. This article describes the subgluteal space anatomy, reviews known and new etiologies of DGS, and assesses the role of the radiologist in the diagnosis, treatment and postoperative evaluation of sciatic nerve entrapments, with emphasis on MR imaging and endoscopic correlation. (orig.)

  9. Pectoral nerves (PECS) and intercostal nerve block for cardiac resynchronization therapy device implantation

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    Fujiwara, Atsushi; Komasawa, Nobuyasu; Minami, Toshiaki

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    A 71-year-old man was scheduled to undergo cardiac resynchronization therapy device (CRTD) implantation. He was combined with severe chronic heart failure due to ischemic heart disease. NYHA class was 3 to 4 and electrocardiogram showed non-sustained ventricular. Ejection fraction was about 20% revealed by transthoracic echocardiogram. He was also on several anticoagulation medications. We planned to implant the device under the greater pectoral muscle. As general anesthesia was considered ri...

  10. Isolated Ocular Motor Nerve Palsies.

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    Kung, Nathan H; Van Stavern, Gregory P

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    An isolated ocular motor nerve palsy is defined as dysfunction of a single ocular motor nerve (oculomotor, trochlear, or abducens) with no associated or localizing neurologic signs or symptoms. When occurring in patients aged 50 or older, the most common cause is microvascular ischemia, but serious etiologies such as aneurysm, malignancy, and giant cell arteritis should always be considered. In this article, the authors review the clinical approach, anatomy, and differential diagnosis of each isolated ocular motor nerve palsy and discuss the clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and treatment of microvascular ischemia. PMID:26444399

  11. GRP nerves in pig antrum

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    Holst, J J; Poulsen, Steen Seier

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    We extracted gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and its C-terminal decapeptide corresponding to 6.4 and 6.8 pmol/g from pig antrum mucosa. By immunohistochemistry GRP was localized to mucosal, submucosal, and myenteric nerve fibers. A few nerve cell bodies were also identified. Using isolated perfused pig antrum with intact vagal innervation, we found concomitant, atropine-resistant release of GRP and gastrin during electrical stimulation of the vagal nerves. Intra-arterial GRP at 10(-11)-10(-10) m...

  12. Nerve entrapment syndromes in musicians.

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    Wilson, Robert J; Watson, Jeffry T; Lee, Donald H

    2014-09-01

    Nerve entrapment syndromes are common in instrumental musicians. Carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, and thoracic outlet syndrome appear to be the most common. While electrodiagnostic studies may confirm the diagnosis of nerve entrapment, they may be falsely normal in musicians. Non-operative treatment with instrument and technique modification may help. Involvement with the musician's teacher to implement appropriate treatment is recommended. Outcomes for both non-operative and operative treatment for various nerve entrapment syndromes have yielded mostly good to excellent results, similar to the general population. PMID:24644143

  13. Bloqueio do nervo maxilar para redução de fraturas do osso zigomático e assoalho da órbita / Maxillary nerve block for zygoma and orbital floor fractures reduction / Bloqueo del nervio maxilar para reducción de fracturas del hueso zigomático y suelo de la órbita

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    Karl Otto, Geier.

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Poucos relatos existem sobre redução de fraturas da órbita zigomática e do arco zigomático sob anestesia regional. O objetivo deste estudo é verificar a qualidade do bloqueio do nervo maxilar por via extraoral, para redução de fraturas do osso zigomático e do assoalho da ó [...] rbita. MÉTODO: Quinze pacientes foram submetidos à bloqueio do nervo maxilar pela técnica de Moore (abordagem infrazigomática) para redução de fraturas isoladas do arco zigomático (oito pacientes) e associadas ao assoalho da órbita (sete pacientes). Nenhum paciente recebeu medicação pré-anestésica. Após sedação e anestesia local com 2 ml de lidocaína a 1,5% com adrenalina a 1:300.000, o nervo maxilar foi abordado com 8 ml da mesma solução anestésica através de uma agulha 22G, 10 cm de comprimento de ponta romba. Foram avaliados: o tempo de bloqueio, a latência, o tempo de analgesia, a incidência de falhas, a necessidade de anestesia geral e as complicações. RESULTADOS: Os primeiros três bloqueios foram difíceis, resultando em dois bloqueios parciais e uma falha. Os restantes foram efetivos e os pacientes não referiram nenhum desconforto ou dor durante o bloqueio e a cirurgia. O tempo para a realização do bloqueio variou de 5 a 20 minutos, enquanto a latência anestésica ficou entre 3 e 10 minutos. Foram registradas 7 ocorrências de punção vascular, porém sem relatos de formação de hematomas. CONCLUSÕES: Redução de fraturas zigomáticas são factíveis sob bloqueio do nervo maxilar, quando realizadas na fossa ptérigo palatina, permitindo anestesia de seus dois ramos distais, nervo zigomático-temporal e nervo zigomático-frontal. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Pocos relatos existen sobre reducción de fracturas de la órbita zigomática y del arco zigomático bajo anestesia regional. El objetivo de este estudio es confirmar la calidad del bloqueo del nervio maxilar por vía extraoral, para reducción de fracturas del hueso zigomático [...] y del suelo de la órbita. MÉTODO: Quince pacientes fueron sometidos al bloqueo del nervio maxilar por la técnica de Moore (abordaje infrazigomática) para reducción de fracturas aisladas del arco zigomático (ocho pacientes) y asociadas al suelo de la órbita (siete pacientes). Ningún paciente recibió medicación pre-anestésica. Después de sedación y anestesia local con 2 ml de lidocaína a 1,5% con adrenalina a 1:300.000, el nervio maxilar fue abordado con 8 ml de la misma solución anestésica a través de una aguja 22G, 10 cm de largo de punta romba. Fueron evaluados: el tiempo de bloqueo, la latencia, el tiempo de analgesia, la incidencia de fallas, la necesidad de anestesia general y las complicaciones. RESULTADOS: Los primeros tres bloqueos fueron difíciles, resultando en dos bloqueos parciales y una falla. Los restantes fueron efectivos y los pacientes no mencionaron ninguna incomodidad o dolor durante el bloqueo y la cirugía. El tiempo para la realización del bloqueo varió de 5 a 20 minutos, en cuanto la latencia anestésica quedó entre 3 y 10 minutos. Fueron registradas 7 ocurrencias de punción vascular, sin embargo, sin relatos de formación de hematomas. CONCLUSIONES: Reducción de fracturas zigomáticas son factibles bajo bloqueo del nervio maxilar, cuando realizadas en la fosa ptérigo palatina, permitiendo anestesia de sus dos ramos distales, nervio zigomático-temporal y nervio zigomático-frontal. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are few reports of zygomatic orbital floor or zygomatic arch fractures reduction under regional anesthesia. This study aimed at evaluating extraoral maxillary nerve block for zygoma and orbital floor fractures reduction. METHODS: Participated in this study 15 patient [...] s submitted to maxillary block according to Moore’s technique (lateral approach of the pterygoid plate) for reduction of isolated zygomatic arch fractures (8 patients) or orbit floor fractures associated to zygomatic arch fractures (7 patients). Patients

  14. Nanofibrous nerve conduit-enhanced peripheral nerve regeneration.

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    Jiang, Xu; Mi, Ruifa; Hoke, Ahmet; Chew, Sing Yian

    2014-05-01

    Fibre structures represent a potential class of materials for the formation of synthetic nerve conduits due to their biomimicking architecture. Although the advantages of fibres in enhancing nerve regeneration have been demonstrated, in vivo evaluation of fibre size effect on nerve regeneration remains limited. In this study, we analyzed the effects of fibre diameter of electrospun conduits on peripheral nerve regeneration across a 15-mm critical defect gap in a rat sciatic nerve injury model. By using an electrospinning technique, fibrous conduits comprised of aligned electrospun poly (?-caprolactone) (PCL) microfibers (981?±?83 nm, Microfiber) or nanofibers (251?±?32 nm, Nanofiber) were obtained. At three months post implantation, axons regenerated across the defect gap in all animals that received fibrous conduits. In contrast, complete nerve regeneration was not observed in the control group that received empty, non-porous PCL film conduits (Film). Nanofiber conduits resulted in significantly higher total number of myelinated axons and thicker myelin sheaths compared to Microfiber and Film conduits. Retrograde labeling revealed a significant increase in number of regenerated dorsal root ganglion sensory neurons in the presence of Nanofiber conduits (1.93 ± 0.71 × 10(3) vs. 0.98 ± 0.30 × 10(3) in Microfiber, p?nerve regeneration. These results could provide useful insights for future nerve guide designs. PMID:22700359

  15. Spinal blocks.

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    Kokki, Hannu

    2012-01-01

    Every anesthetist should have the expertise to perform lumbar puncture that is the prerequisite to induce spinal anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia is easy and effective technique: small amount of local anesthetic injected in the lumbar cerebrospinal fluid provides highly effective anesthesia, analgesia, and sympathetic and motor block in the lower part of the body. The main limitation of spinal anesthesia is a variable and relatively short duration of the block with a single-injection of local anesthetic. With appropriate use of adjuvant or combining spinal anesthesia with epidural anesthesia, the analgesic action can be controlled in case of early recovery of initial block or in patients with prolonged procedures. Contraindications are rare. Bleeding disorders and any major dysfunction in coagulation system are rare in children, but spinal anesthesia should not be used in children with local infection or increased intracranial pressure. Children with spinal anesthesia may develop the same adverse effects as has been reported in adults, but in contrast to adults, cardiovascular deterioration is uncommon in children even with high blocks. Most children having surgery with spinal anesthesia need sedation, and in these cases, close monitoring of sufficient respiratory function and protective airway reflexes is necessary. Postdural puncture headache and transient neurological symptoms have been reported also in pediatric patients, and thus, guardians should be provided instructions for follow-up and contact information if symptoms appear or persist after discharge. Epidural blood patch is effective treatment for prolonged, severe headache, and nonopioid analgesic is often sufficient for transient neurological symptoms. PMID:21899656

  16. Evaluation of Apical Leakage in Root Canals Obturated with Three Different Sealers in Presence or Absence of Smear Layer

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    Mokhtari, Hadi; Shahi, Shahriar; Janani, Maryam; Reyhani, Mohammad Frough; Mokhtari Zonouzi, Hamid Reza; Rahimi, Saeed; Sadr Kheradmand, Hamid Reza

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Microleakage can result in failure of endodontic treatment. An important characteristic of endodontic sealer is sealing ability. The aim of this experimental study was to compare the apical leakage of teeth obturated with gutta-percha and three different sealers (resin- and zinc oxide eugenol-based) with/without smear layer (SL). Materials and Methods: In this study, 100 single-rooted teeth were used after cutting off their crowns. Cleaning and shaping was carried out with step-back technique and the samples were randomly divided into three groups (n=30) which were then divided into two subgroups (n=15) according to the presence/absence of SL. Two negative and positive control groups (n=5) were also prepared. In the various groups, the canals were obturated with gutta-percha and either of the test sealers (AH-26, Adseal or Endofill). The samples were submerged in India ink for 72 h. Then they were longitudinally sectioned and observed under a stereomicroscope at 20× magnification. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistical methods and one-way ANOVA. The significance level was set at 0.05. Results: The mean penetration length of dye in AH-26, Adseal and Endofill samples were 2.53, 2.76 and 3.03 mm, respectively. The differences between three groups were not significant (P>0.05); also, the mean dye penetration in AH-26, Adseal and Endofill samples in presence or absence of the SL was not significantly different. Conclusion: AH-26, Adseal and Endofill were similarly effective in prevention of apical microleakage. Differences in the mean dye penetration between the groups with/without the SL were not statistically significant. PMID:25834599

  17. The Effect of Two Post-Space Preparation Techniques on the Seal of Resilon and Gutta-Percha Obturation Materials

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of post space preparation with Gates Glidden drills or hand files on the sealing ability of gutta-percha or Resilon obturation materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One-hundred and four single-rooted human teeth were instrumented and divided into four experimental groups (n=21 each and two groups of positive and negative control (n=10. Forty-two roots of experimental groups were obturated with gutta-percha and Dorifill sealer; and 42 roots with Resilon/Epiphany self-etch using lateral compaction technique. Each gutta-percha or Resilon group was divided into two subgroups (n=21 and post-space prepared with either Gates Glidden drills or hand files and chloroform. After post space preparation, 5 mm of apical gutta-percha or Resilon was left intact. The whole system was sterilized with gamma-rays. Saliva leakage was tested using a split-chamber model. Specimens were monitored every 24 hours for 30 days. The data were analyzed using log-rank test and Cox regression analysis. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the sealing ability of gutta-percha and Resilon. Furthermore, no significant difference was found between two different methods of post space preparation (P>0.05. CONCLUSION: Under the limitations of this ex vivo study, there were no significant differences between the sealing ability of Resilon and gutta-percha after post space preparation using Gates Glidden drills or hand files with the aid of chloroform.

  18. Types of Heart Block

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    ... from the NHLBI on Twitter. Types of Heart Block Some people are born with heart block (congenital), ... congenital and acquired heart block. First-Degree Heart Block In first-degree heart block, the heart's electrical ...

  19. Decreased Nerve Conduction Velocity in Football Players

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    Full Text Available Background: Lower limbs nerves are exposed to mechanical injuries in the football players and the purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of football on the lower leg nerves. Materials and Methods: Nerve conduction studies were done on 35 male college students (20 football players, 15 non active during 2006 to 2007 in the Shiraz rehabilitation faculty. Standard nerve conduction techniques using to evaluate dominant and non dominant lower limb nerves. Results: The motor latency of deep peroneal and tibial nerves of dominant leg of football players and sensory latency of superficial peroneal, tibial and compound nerve action potential of tibial nerve of both leg in football players were significantly prolonged (p<0.05. Motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity of tibial and common peroneal in football players were significant delayed (p<0.05. Conclusion: It is concluded that football is sport with high contact and it causes sub-clinical neuropathies due to nerve entrapment.

  20. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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    Full Text Available ... vagus nerve stimulation is its lack of side effects. Patients who are getting this are patients who ... in contradistinction to medication, there are no side effects that are cognitive. A lot of the epilepsy ...

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  1. Experimental nerve regeneration. A review.

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    Wong, B J; Mattox, D E

    1991-06-01

    The aim of peripheral nerve repair is to restore motor and sensory function, which requires more than just 10-0 sutures and a good microscope. The past decade has seen an explosion in the understanding of how nerves grow, and this information is being used to develop better treatments for nerve injuries. In the future, treatment will not be limited to the operating room, because postoperative adjuvant therapies will become increasingly more important in the management of nerve repairs. At the same time, advancement in manufacturing techniques, a better understanding of biomaterials, and the use of the laser will replace the time-honored techniques of surgical repair in many clinical settings. PMID:1762787

  2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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    Full Text Available ... vagus nerve stimulation is its lack of side effects. Patients who are getting this are patients who are already refractory to other drugs. If you can see here on the screen, ...

  3. Biochemical engineering nerve conduits using peptide amphiphiles.

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    A Tan; Rajadas, J.; Seifalian, A M

    2012-01-01

    Peripheral nerve injury is a debilitating condition. The gold standard for treatment is surgery, requiring an autologous nerve graft. Grafts are harvested from another part of the body (a secondary site) to treat the affected primary area. However, autologous nerve graft harvesting is not without risks, with associated problems including injury to the secondary site. Research into biomaterials has engendered the use of bioartificial nerve conduits as an alternative to autologous nerve grafts....

  4. Vagal nerve stimulator: Evolving trends

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    Ogbonnaya, Sunny; Kaliaperumal, Chandrasekaran

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    Over three decades ago, it was found that intermittent electrical stimulation from the vagus nerve produces inhibition of neural processes, which can alter brain activity and terminate seizures. This paved way for the concept of vagal nerve stimulator (VNS). We describe the evolution of the VNS and its use in different fields of medicine. We also review the literature focusing on the mechanism of action of VNS producing desired effects in different conditions. PUBMED and EMBASE search was per...

  5. Unilateral traumatic oculomotor nerve paralysis

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    The present authors report a case of unilateral traumatic oculomotor nerve paralysis which shows interesting CT findings which suggest its mechanism. A 60-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a cerebral concussion soon after a traffic accident. A CT scan was performed soon after admission. A high-density spot was noted at the medial aspect of the left cerebral peduncle, where the oculomotor nerve emerged from the midbrain, and an irregular, slender, high-density area was delineated in the right dorsolateral surface of the midbrain. Although the right hemiparesis had already improved by the next morning, the function of the left oculomotor nerve has been completely disturbed for the three months since the injury. In our case, it is speculated that an avulsion of the left oculomotor nerve rootlet occurred at the time of impact as the mechanism of the oculomotor nerve paralysis. A CT taken soon after the head injury showed a high-density spot; this was considered to be a hemorrhage occurring because of the avulsion of the nerve rootlet at the medial surface of the cerebral peduncle. (J.P.N.)

  6. Post stimulus effects of high frequency biphasic electrical current on a fibre's conductibility in isolated frog nerves

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    Liu, Hailong; Zhu, Linlin; Sheng, Shulei; Sun, Lifei; Zhou, Hongmin; Tang, Hong; Qiu, Tianshuang

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    Objective. High frequency biphasic (HFB) electrical currents are widely used in nerve blocking studies. Their safety margins largely remain unknown and need to be investigated. Approach. This study, exploring the post stimulus effects of HFB electrical currents on a nerve's conductibility, was performed on bullfrog sciatic nerves. Both compound action potentials (CAPs) and differential CAPs (DCAPs, i.e. control CAPs subtracted by CAPs following HFB currents) were obtained, and N1 and N2 components, which were the first and second upward components of DCAPs, were used for analyses of the effects introduced by HFB electrical stimulation. Main results. First, HFB currents of 10 kHz at a completely blocking threshold were applied for 5 s. The maximum amplitudes and conducting velocities of the CAPs were significantly (P < 0.02) decreased within the observed period (60 s) following HFB currents. The DCAPs displayed clear N1 and N2 components, demonstrating respectively the losses of the fibres' normal conductibility and the appearances of new delayed conductions. Decreases of N1 amplitudes along time, regarded as the recovery of the nerve's conductibility, exhibited two distinct phases: a fast one lasting several seconds and a slow one lasting longer than 5 min. Further tests showed a linear relationship between the HFB stimulation durations and recovering periods of N1 amplitudes. Supra-threshold blocking did not cause higher N1 amplitudes. Significance. This study indicates that HFB electrical currents lead to long lasting post stimulus reduction of a nerve's conductibility, which might relate to potential nerve injuries. A possible mechanism, focusing on changes in intracellular and periaxonal ionic concentrations, was proposed to underlie the reduction of the nerve's conductibility and potential nerve injuries. Greater caution and stimulation protocols with greater safety margins should be explored when utilizing HFB electrical current to block nerve conductions.

  7. Analgesia pós-operatória em correção cirúrgica de pé torto congênito: comparação entre bloqueio nervoso periférico e bloqueio peridural caudal Analgesia postoperatoria en corrección quirúrgica de pie jorobado congénito: comparación entre bloqueo nervioso periférico y bloqueo epidural caudal Postoperative analgesia for the surgical correction of congenital clubfoot: comparison between peripheral nerve block and caudal epidural block

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    Monica Rossi Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O procedimento de correção de pé torto congênito (PTC cursa com dor pós-operatória intensa. A técnica mais utilizada em crianças é a peridural caudal associada à anestesia geral. Tem como limitação a curta duração da analgesia pós-operatória. Os bloqueios de nervos periféricos têm sido apontados como procedimentos com baixa incidência de complicações e tempo prolongado de analgesia. O objetivo do estudo foi comparar o tempo de analgesia dos bloqueios nervosos periféricos e bloqueio caudal e o consumo de morfina nas primeiras 24 horas após a correção de PTC em crianças. MÉTODO: Estudo randômico, encoberto, em crianças submetidas à intervenção cirúrgica para liberação póstero-medial de PTC, alocadas em 4 grupos conforme a técnica anestésica: Caudal (ACa; Bloqueios isquiático e femoral (IF; Bloqueios isquiático e safeno (IS; Bloqueio isquiático e anestesia local (IL, associados à anestesia geral. Nas primeiras 24 horas os pacientes receberam dipirona e paracetamol via oral e foram avaliados por anestesiologista que desconhecia a técnica empregada. Conforme escores da escala CHIPPS (Children's and infants postoperative pain scale era administrada morfina via oral (0,19 mg.kg-1 por dia. RESULTADOS: Foram estudadas 118 crianças distribuídas nos grupos ACa (30, IF (32, IS (28 IL (28. O tempo médio entre o bloqueio e a primeira dose de morfina foi 6,16 horas no grupo ACa, 7,05 horas no IF, 7,58 horas no IS e 8,18 horas no IL. O consumo de morfina foi 0,3 mg.kg-1 por dia nos quatro grupos. Não houve diferença significativa entre os grupos. CONCLUSÕES: Os bloqueios nervosos periféricos não promoveram maior tempo de analgesia, tampouco redução no consumo de morfina nas primeiras 24 horas em crianças submetidas à correção de PTC quando comparados ao bloqueio peridural caudal.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El procedimiento de corrección de pie jorobado congénito (PJC, debuta con dolor postoperatorio intenso. La técnica más utilizada en niños es la epidural caudal asociada a la anestesia general. Posee la limitante de una corta duración de la analgesia postoperatoria. Los bloqueos de nervios periféricos han sido indicados como procedimientos con una baja incidencia de complicaciones y un tiempo prolongado de analgesia. El objetivo del estudio actual, fue comparar el tiempo de analgesia de los bloqueos nerviosos periféricos y del bloqueo caudal y el consumo de morfina, en las primeras 24 horas después de la corrección de PJC en niños. MÉTODO: Estudio randómico doble ciego, en niños sometidos a la intervención quirúrgica para liberación posteromedial de PJC, ubicadas en cuatro grupos conforme a la técnica anestésica: caudal (ACa; bloqueos isquiático y femoral (IF; bloqueos isquiático y safeno (IS; bloqueo isquiático y anestesia local (IL, asociados a la anestesia general. En las primeras 24 horas, los pacientes recibieron dipirona y paracetamol vía oral y fueron evaluados por un anestesiólogo que no conocía la técnica usada. Conforme a las puntuaciones de la escala CHIPPS (Children's and infants postoperative pain scale, se administraba morfina vía oral (0,19 mg.kg-1 por día. RESULTADOS: Fueron estudiados 118 niños distribuidos en los grupos ACa (30, IF (32, IS (28 IL (28. El tiempo promedio entre el bloqueo y la primera dosis de morfina fue de 6,16 horas en el grupo ACa, 7,05 horas en el IF, 7,58 horas en el IS y 8,18 horas en el IL. El consumo de morfina fue de 0,3 mg.kg-1 por día en los cuatro grupos. No hubo diferencia significativa entre los grupos. CONCLUSIONES: Los bloqueos nerviosos periféricos no promovieron un tiempo más elevado de analgesia, ni tampoco una reducción en el consumo de morfina en las primeras 24 horas, en niños sometidos a la corrección de PJC cuando se les comparó con el bloqueo epidural caudal.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Correction of congenital clubfoot (CCF is associated with severe postoperative pain. Caudal epidural block associated with general anesthesia is the anesthetic

  8. Comparison of nerve graft integration after segmentar resection versus epineural burying in crushed rat sciatic nerves

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    Full Text Available The aim of the present paper is to compare and correlate the take of nerve segments in a severely crushed nerve. Forty adult Wistar rats had their right sciatic nerve by a "Péan-Murphy" forceps for 40 minutes. In Group 1 (n=20, a segmentar serection in the crushed sciatic nerve was made. A sural nerve segment from the opposite hindpaw was placed in the gap. In Group 2 (n=20, a lontudinal insision in the epineurium of the lesioned sciatic nerve was made. A sural nerve segment was buried underneath the epineurium. The crushed sciatic nerves undergone Wallerian degeneration and endoneurial fibrosis. Sciatic nerves from Group 2 had significant better histological aspects than those from Group 1. Sural nerve grafts presented better degrees of regeneration than crushed sciatic nerves. Sural nerve grafts from Group 2 (burying method integrated as well as those from Group 1 (segmentar resection.

  9. Study of Sural Nerve Complex in Human Cadavers

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    Aim. The sural nerve complex (SNC) consists of four named components: medial sural cutaneous nerve (MSCN), lateral sural cutaneous nerve (LSCN), peroneal communicating nerve (PCN), and sural nerve (SN). The formation and distribution of the sural nerve vary in different individuals. SN is universally recognized by surgeons as a site for harvesting an autologous nerve graft. The nerve is widely used for electrophysiological studies. Hence the study of sural nerve complex was taken up. Method. ...

  10. Brief reports: a clinical evaluation of block characteristics using one milliliter 2% lidocaine in ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block.

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    2010-09-01

    We report onset and duration of ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block using 1 mL of 2% lidocaine with 1:200,000 epinephrine per nerve (total local anesthetic volume 4 mL). Block performance time, block onset time, duration of surgery, and block duration were measured. Seventeen consecutive patients were recruited. The mean (SD) block performance and onset times were 271 (67.9) seconds and 9.7 (3.7) minutes, respectively. Block duration was 160.8 (30.7) minutes. All operations were performed using regional anesthesia alone. The duration of anesthesia obtained is sufficient for most ambulatory hand surgery.

  11. Phrenic nerve transfer to the musculocutaneous nerve for the repair of brachial plexus injury: electrophysiological characteristics

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    Full Text Available Phrenic nerve transfer is a major dynamic treatment used to repair brachial plexus root avulsion. We analyzed 72 relevant articles on phrenic nerve transfer to repair injured brachial plexus that were indexed by Science Citation Index. The keywords searched were brachial plexus injury, phrenic nerve, repair, surgery, protection, nerve transfer, and nerve graft. In addition, we performed neurophysiological analysis of the preoperative condition and prognosis of 10 patients undergoing ipsilateral phrenic nerve transfer to the musculocutaneous nerve in our hospital from 2008 to 201 3 and observed the electromyograms of the biceps brachii and motor conduction function of the musculocutaneous nerve. Clinically, approximately 28% of patients had brachial plexus injury combined with phrenic nerve injury, and injured phrenic nerve cannot be used as a nerve graft. After phrenic nerve transfer to the musculocutaneous nerve, the regenerated potentials first appeared at 3 months. Recovery of motor unit action potential occurred 6 months later and became more apparent at 12 months. The percent of patients recovering ?excellent? and ?good? muscle strength in the biceps brachii was 80% after 18 months. At 12 months after surgery, motor nerve conduction potential appeared in the musculocutaneous nerve in seven cases. These data suggest that preoperative evaluation of phrenic nerve function may help identify the most appropriate nerve graft in patients with an injured brachial plexus. The functional recovery of a transplanted nerve can be dynamically observed after the surgery.

  12. AN UNUSUAL CASE OF MULTIFOCAL MOTOR NEUROPATHY WITH CRANIAL NERVE INVOLVEMENT AND HYPERREFLEXIA

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    Murat Sar?ca; Levent Güngör; Oytun Bayrak; Hande Türker; Musa Onar

    2006-01-01

    Multifocal motor neuropathy is characterized by progressive, asymmetric weakness of the limbs with persistent conduction blocks (CB). Sensory loss is very rare and it also rarely presents with cranial nerve involvement and hyperreflexia. Here we described a 32-year-old woman with progressive weakness of hand muscles associated with weakness of orbicularis oculi muscles and fasciculations of tongue. The electrophysiological examination revealed persistent conduction blocks in both of the ulnar...

  13. Evaluation of the influence of smear layer removal on the sealing ability of two different obturation techniques

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    Purpose: This study investigates the effects of Nd:YAG laser irradiation and 17% EDTA irrigation on apical seals with clearing technique, when used prior to two root canal filling techniques.

    Material and Methods: Sixty freshly extracted human mandibular premolar and canine teeth, each with one root canal, were instrumented with Protaper rotary nickel-titanium instruments and then randomly divided into six groups according to the final irrigation solutions and Nd:YAG laser irradiation for smear layer removal and obturation techniques employed: Group I: 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl and cold lateral condensation technique, Group II: 17% EDTA and cold lateral condensation technique, Group III: Nd:YAG laser and cold lateral condensation technique, Group IV: 2.5% NaOCl and thermoplasticised injectable gutta-percha technique (Dia-Gun system, Group V: 17% EDTA and Dia-Gun system, Group VI: Nd:YAG laser and Dia-Gun system. After obturation, the root surfaces were coated with a double layer of nail varnish, with the exception of the apical 2 mm, and placed in indian ink for 7 days. All samples were rendered transparent to measure the maximum linear dye penetration.

    Results: Group 1 showed significantly greater dye leakage compared with groups 5 and 6 (P<0.05. However, no significant difference was found between other groups (P>0.05. Canals obturated with Dia-Gun system showed less mean dye leakage than canals obturated with lateral condensation. Groups, finally irrigated with 17%EDTA and irradiated with Nd:YAG laser, were showed lower mean dye leakage than control groups for both obturation techniques.

    Conclusion: Under in vitro conditions, we found that smear layer removal improved the ability of the filling materials to prevent the fluid movement. Also, Dia-Gun system showed less apical leakage than cold lateral condensation technique in the presence or absence of the smear layer.

    Keywords: Apical leakage, Dia-Gun, EDTA, Nd:YAG laser, clearing technique

  14. Evaluation of the nerve-injured patient.

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    Novak, Christine B

    2003-04-01

    The evaluation of patients with nerve injury or nerve compression requires an accurate history and subjective report to determine the tests that are the most useful in providing the essential information. Motor and sensory evaluation is necessary inglobal mixed-nerve injuries, but in cases of nerve compression, tests of provocation give more accurate information for detecting the site of nerve compression. There is no gold standard test in the evaluation of patients with nerve injury or compression; therefore, a battery of valid and reliable sensory and motor tests provides the most complete information to formulate a treatment plan. PMID:12737348

  15. Perioperative Management of Interscalene Block in Patients with Lung Disease

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    Schwenk, Eric S.; Kishor Gandhi; Viscusi, Eugene R.

    2013-01-01

    Interscalene nerve block impairs ipsilateral lung function and is relatively contraindicated for patients with lung impairment. We present a case of an 89-year-old female smoker with prior left lung lower lobectomy and mild to moderate lung disease who presented for right shoulder arthroplasty and insisted on regional anesthesia. The patient received a multimodal perioperative regimen that consisted of a continuous interscalene block, acetaminophen, ketorolac, and opioids. Surgery proceeded u...

  16. Imaging the ocular motor nerves

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    The ocular motor nerves (OMNs) comprise the oculomotor, trochlear and the abducens nerves. According to their course, they are divided into four or five anatomic segments: intra-axial, cisternal, cavernous and intra-orbital and, for the abducens nerve, an additional interdural segment. Magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging method of choice in the evaluation of the normal and pathologic ocular motor nerves. CT still plays a limited but important role in the evaluation of the intraosseous portions at the skull base and bony foramina. We describe for each segment of these cranial nerves, the normal anatomy, the most appropriate image sequences and planes, their imaging appearance and pathologic conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging with high magnetic fields is a developing and promising technique. We describe our initial experience with a Phillips 7.0 T MRI scanner in the evaluation of the brainstem segments of the OMNs. As imaging becomes more refined, an understanding of the detailed anatomy is increasingly necessary, as the demand on radiology to diagnose smaller lesions also increases.

  17. Imaging the ocular motor nerves

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    Ferreira, Teresa [Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands)], E-mail: T.A.Ferreira@lumc.nl; Verbist, Berit [Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands)], E-mail: B.M.Verbist@lumc.nl; Buchem, Mark van [Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands)], E-mail: M.A.van_Buchem@lumc.nl; Osch, Thijs van [C.J. Gorter for High-Field MRI, Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands)], E-mail: M.J.P.van_Osch@lumc.nl; Webb, Andrew [C.J. Gorter for High-Field MRI, Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands)], E-mail: A.Webb@lumc.nl

    2010-05-15

    The ocular motor nerves (OMNs) comprise the oculomotor, trochlear and the abducens nerves. According to their course, they are divided into four or five anatomic segments: intra-axial, cisternal, cavernous and intra-orbital and, for the abducens nerve, an additional interdural segment. Magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging method of choice in the evaluation of the normal and pathologic ocular motor nerves. CT still plays a limited but important role in the evaluation of the intraosseous portions at the skull base and bony foramina. We describe for each segment of these cranial nerves, the normal anatomy, the most appropriate image sequences and planes, their imaging appearance and pathologic conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging with high magnetic fields is a developing and promising technique. We describe our initial experience with a Phillips 7.0 T MRI scanner in the evaluation of the brainstem segments of the OMNs. As imaging becomes more refined, an understanding of the detailed anatomy is increasingly necessary, as the demand on radiology to diagnose smaller lesions also increases.

  18. Analysis of Block OMP using Block RIP

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    Wang, Jun; Zhang, Hao; Wang, Xiqin

    2011-01-01

    Orthogonal matching pursuit (OMP) is a canonical greedy algorithm for sparse signal reconstruction. When the signal of interest is block sparse, i.e., it has nonzero coefficients occurring in clusters, the block version of OMP algorithm (i.e., Block OMP) outperforms the conventional OMP. In this paper, we demonstrate that a new notion of block restricted isometry property (Block RIP), which is less stringent than standard restricted isometry property (RIP), can be used for a very straightforward analysis of Block OMP. It is demonstrated that Block OMP can exactly recover any block K-sparse signal in no more than K steps if the Block RIP of order K+1 with a sufficiently small isometry constant is satisfied. Using this result it can be proved that Block OMP can yield better reconstruction properties than the conventional OMP when the signal is block sparse.

  19. What Causes Heart Block?

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    ... from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Heart Block? Heart block has many causes. Some people are ... develop it during their lifetimes (acquired). Congenital Heart Block One form of congenital heart block occurs in ...

  20. Peripheral nerve conduits: technology update

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    Full Text Available D Arslantunali,1–3,* T Dursun,1,2,* D Yucel,1,4,5 N Hasirci,1,2,6 V Hasirci,1,2,7 1BIOMATEN, Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU, Ankara, Turkey; 2Department of Biotechnology, METU, Ankara, Turkey; 3Department of Bioengineering, Gumushane University, Gumushane, Turkey; 4Faculty of Engineering, Department of Medical Engineering, Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey; 5School of Medicine, Department of Histology and Embryology, Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey; 6Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, METU, Ankara, Turkey; 7Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, METU, Ankara, Turkey *These authors have contributed equally to this work Abstract: Peripheral nerve injury is a worldwide clinical problem which could lead to loss of neuronal communication along sensory and motor nerves between the central nervous system (CNS and the peripheral organs and impairs the quality of life of a patient. The primary requirement for the treatment of complete lesions is a tension-free, end-to-end repair. When end-to-end repair is not possible, peripheral nerve grafts or nerve conduits are used. The limited availability of autografts, and drawbacks of the allografts and xenografts like immunological reactions, forced the researchers to investigate and develop alternative approaches, mainly nerve conduits. In this review, recent information on the various types of conduit materials (made of biological and synthetic polymers and designs (tubular, fibrous, and matrix type are being presented. Keywords: peripheral nerve injury, natural biomaterials, synthetic biomaterials

  1. Nilpotent extensions of blocks

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    Puig, Lluis

    2010-01-01

    There are normal sub-blocks of nilpotent blocks which are NOT nilpotent or, equivalently, nilpotent extensions of non-nilpotent blocks. In this paper we determine the source algebra structure of the non-nilpotent blocks involved in these situations. Actually, we introduce a new type of blocks - called the inertial blocks - which include the nilpotent blocks and is closed by taking normal sub-blocks.

  2. Is pulmonary function affected by bilateral dual transversus abdominis plane block? A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover pilot study in healthy male volunteers

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    Petersen, Maria; Elers, Jimmi

    2011-01-01

    : Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks have been shown to reduce postoperative pain after various abdominal surgical procedures in several studies. The motor nerves of the abdominal wall are located in the same plane as the sensory nerves affected by the TAP block. The aim of this study was to examine whether the application of an ultrasound-guided TAP block would affect the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall with respect to their function as accessory respiratory muscles and hence pulmonary function.

  3. Simulação de bloqueios periféricos guiados por ultra-som: curva de aprendizado dos residentes de anestesiologia do CET-SMA/HSL Simulacro de bloqueos periféricos guiados por ultrasonido: curva de aprendizaje de los residentes de anestesiología del CET-SMA/HSL Simulation of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block: learning curve of CET-SMA/HSL anesthesiology residents

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    Marilia Bonifácio Baranauskas

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A técnica de ultra-som tem sido cada vez mais utilizada para a realização de bloqueios de nervos periféricos. Existem poucos relatos na literatura que analisam a curva de aprendizado da técnica de ultra-som. O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a curva de aprendizado dos residentes de Anestesiologia do CET-SMA/HSL em bloqueios periféricos guiados por ultra-som por meio de modelo experimental de gelatina. MÉTODO: Foi desenvolvido modelo experimental com cuba preenchida de gelatina e azeitona submersa. Nove residentes foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em três grupos (G1, G2 e G3 compostos, cada um, de um R1, um R2 e um R3. Os três grupos receberam explanação teórica. O G1 recebeu duas horas de treinamento prático, o G2 uma hora e o G3 não treinou. Na seqüência, os participantes foram solicitados a posicionar a agulha no ponto médio da parede da azeitona, próximo ao transdutor e reposicionar a agulha entre a azeitona e o fundo da cuba, simulando a injeção perineural do anestésico. Foram avaliadas a velocidade e eficácia das tarefas, além das falhas técnicas. RESULTADOS: O G1 apresentou média de tempo para realização das tarefas de 37,63 segundos, sem falhas técnicas; no G2 observou-se média de 64,40 segundos, ocorrendo duas falhas técnicas e o G3 apresentou média de 93,83 segundos, com 12 falhas técnicas. CONCLUSÕES: O estudo permite concluir que o maior tempo de treinamento em modelo experimental de bloqueios periféricos guiados por ultra-som melhorou a curva de aprendizado na simulação da técnica.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La técnica de ultrasonido ha sido cada vez más utilizada para la realización de bloqueos de nervios periféricos. Existen pocos relatos en la literatura que analizan la curva de aprendizaje de la técnica de ultrasonido. El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar la curva de aprendizaje de los residentes de Anestesiología del CET-SMA/HSL en bloqueos periféricos guiados por ultrasonido a través de modelo experimental de gelatina. MÉTODO: Fue desarrollado un modelo experimental con un recipiente lleno de gelatina y aceituna sumergida. Nueve residentes se distribuyeron aleatoriamente en tres grupos (G1, G2, G3 compuestos cada uno, por un R1, un R2 y un R3. Los tres grupos recibieron una explicación teórica. El G1 recibió dos horas de entrenamiento práctico, el G2 una hora y el G3 no fue entrenado. Acto seguido, se les solicitó a los participantes que pusiesen la aguja en el punto medio de la pared de la aceituna, cerca del transductor y reposicionar la aguja entre la aceituna y el fondo del recipiente, simulando la inyección perineural del anestésico. Se evaluaron la velocidad y la eficacia de las tareas, además de las fallas técnicas. RESULTADOS: El G1 presentó un promedio de tiempo para la realización de las tareas de 37,63 segundos, sin fallas técnicas; en el G2 se observó un promedio de 64,40 segundos, ocurriendo dos fallas técnicas y el G3 presentó un promedio de 93,83 segundos, con doce fallas técnicas. CONCLUSIONES: El estudio permite concluir que el mayor tiempo de entrenamiento en un modelo experimental de bloqueos periféricos guiados por ultrasonido mejoró la curva de aprendizaje en el simulacro de la técnica.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of ultrasound imaging in peripheral nerve block has been increasing. However, there are few reports in the literature on the learning curve of the ultrasound technique. The objective of this report was to evaluate the learning curve of CET-SMA/HSL Anesthesiology residents of ultrasound-guided peripheral block using an experimental agar model. METHODS: An experimental model was developed by filling a bowl with agar and olives. Nine residents were randomly divided in three groups (G1, G2, and G3, each one with a R1, a R2, and a R3. All three groups received theoretical explanation. G1 also had two hours of practical training, G2 had one hour, and G3 had no training. Residents were then asked to place a needle at the middle of the olive wall, near the transducer

  4. Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Nerve Changes

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    ... health anD human services national institutes of health Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects Nerve Changes “My fingers and ... l Hard stools or constipation l Stomach pain Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Nerve Changes Try these tips ...

  5. Detergent-free Decellularized Nerve Grafts for Long-gap Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction

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    Srikanth Vasudevan, PhD

    2014-08-01

    Conclusions: This study describes a detergent-free nerve decellularization technique for reconstruction of long-gap nerve injuries. We compared DFD grafts with an established detergent processing technique and found that DFD nerve grafts are successful in promoting regeneration across long-gap peripheral nerve defects as an alternative to existing strategies.

  6. Shoulder posture and median nerve sliding

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    Dilley Andrew

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patients with upper limb pain often have a slumped sitting position and poor shoulder posture. Pain could be due to poor posture causing mechanical changes (stretch; local pressure that in turn affect the function of major limb nerves (e.g. median nerve. This study examines (1 whether the individual components of slumped sitting (forward head position, trunk flexion and shoulder protraction cause median nerve stretch and (2 whether shoulder protraction restricts normal nerve movements. Methods Longitudinal nerve movement was measured using frame-by-frame cross-correlation analysis from high frequency ultrasound images during individual components of slumped sitting. The effects of protraction on nerve movement through the shoulder region were investigated by examining nerve movement in the arm in response to contralateral neck side flexion. Results Neither moving the head forward or trunk flexion caused significant movement of the median nerve. In contrast, 4.3 mm of movement, adding 0.7% strain, occurred in the forearm during shoulder protraction. A delay in movement at the start of protraction and straightening of the nerve trunk provided evidence of unloading with the shoulder flexed and elbow extended and the scapulothoracic joint in neutral. There was a 60% reduction in nerve movement in the arm during contralateral neck side flexion when the shoulder was protracted compared to scapulothoracic neutral. Conclusion Slumped sitting is unlikely to increase nerve strain sufficient to cause changes to nerve function. However, shoulder protraction may place the median nerve at risk of injury, since nerve movement is reduced through the shoulder region when the shoulder is protracted and other joints are moved. Both altered nerve dynamics in response to moving other joints and local changes to blood supply may adversely affect nerve function and increase the risk of developing upper quadrant pain.

  7. Isolated trochlear nerve palsy with midbrain hemorrhage

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    Raghavendra S

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Midbrain hemorrhage causing isolated fourth nerve palsy is extremely rare. Idiopathic, traumatic and congenital abnormalities are the most common causes of fourth nerve palsy. We report acute isolated fourth nerve palsy in an 18-year-old lady due to a midbrain hemorrhage probably due to a midbrain cavernoma. The case highlights the need for neuroimaging in selected cases of isolated trochlear nerve palsy.

  8. Update on nerve repair by biological tubulization

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    GEUNA, Stefano; TOS, PIERLUIGI; Titolo, Paolo; Ciclamini, Davide; Beningo, Teresa; Battiston, Bruno

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    Many surgical techniques are available for bridging peripheral nerve defects. Autologous nerve grafts are the current gold standard for most clinical conditions. In selected cases, alternative types of conduits can be used. Although most efforts are today directed towards the development of artificial synthetic nerve guides, the use of non-nervous autologous tissue-based conduits (biological tubulization) can still be considered a valuable alternative to nerve autografts. In this paper we wil...

  9. Patterned substrates and methods for nerve regeneration

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    Mallapragada, Surya K.; Heath, Carole; Shanks, Howard; Miller, Cheryl A.; Jeftinija, Srdija

    2004-01-13

    Micropatterned substrates and methods for fabrication of artificial nerve regeneration conduits and methods for regenerating nerves are provided. Guidance compounds or cells are seeded in grooves formed on the patterned substrate. The substrates may also be provided with electrodes to provide electrical guidance cues to the regenerating nerve. The micropatterned substrates give physical, chemical, cellular and/or electrical guidance cues to promote nerve regeneration at the cellular level.

  10. Stem Cell Transplantation for Auditory Nerve Replacement

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    Altschuler, Richard A; O’Shea, K. Sue; Miller, Josef M

    2008-01-01

    The successful function of cochlear prostheses depends on activation of auditory nerve. The survival of auditory nerve neurons, however, can vary widely in candidates for cochlear implants and influence implant efficacy. Stem cells offer the potential for improving the function of cochlear prostheses and increasing the candidate pool by replacing lost auditory nerve. The first phase of studies for stem cell replacement of auditory nerve has examined the in vitro survival and differentiation a...

  11. TopSeal-Dentine Interface After two Obturation Techniques: Lateral Condensation and Thermoplastified/Thermosoftened Technique. A SEM Study

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    Bennys Guzmán de Sousa

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available  Background: Vertical condensation (VC endodontic systems have improved results of endodontic treatment when compared to lateral condensation (LC. They improve the diffusion and adaptability of the sealer cement (SC and the gutta-percha (GP, in order to obtain a hermetic sealing and ensure the lack of cracks in the sealer material-dentine interface. However, it has not been established whether the application of heat may or not alter the sealer cement-dentine interface (SCDI. Objective: Compare the SCDI at different distances from the root apex, when using two obturation techniques, vertical (TopSeal® and lateral. Methods: An in vitro experimental study with scanning electron microscopy (SEM was carried out. Canals of 40 recently extracted single-root premolars were endodontically prepared with the same instrumentation technique. 20 of them were sealed with LC and TopSeal® and the other 20 were sealed with VC and TopSeal®. The specimens were then cut at 1 mm, 4 mm, and 8 mm from the root apex and observed under SEM. Results: Statistically significant differences were observed in the SCDI of teeth sealed with VC compared to those sealed with LC (pConclusions: The thermoplastified/thermosoftened technique reduces the SCDI when compared to the LC technique. However, the former showed a thicker cement layer on the 1 mm measures, which may have significant clinic implications.

  12. A Comparative Study of the Microleakage of Resilon/Epiphany and Gutta-Percha/AH-Plus Obturating Systems

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    Elmakki Fathia

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The aim of the present study was to investigate and compare the apical sealing ability of Resilon/Epiphany-filled root canals with those that were obturated with gutta-percha/AH-Plus endodontic sealer. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 extracted human single-rooted teeth were selected; 25 teeth for the two test groups and five for each control group. After conducting conventional endodontic treatment, the teeth were immersed in physiologic saline solution for thirty days, and subsequently sealed and stored in methylene blue dye solution for seven days. The teeth were sectioned to evaluate the linear apical leakage using a stereoscopic microscope. The data were statistically analyzed by non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests. Results: The results showed significant differences between the two groups of endodontic sealers (P<0.001. Conclusion: Within the limitation of the present in vitro study, Resilon/Epiphany sealer had better apical sealing ability than gutta-percha/AH-Plus sealer.

  13. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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  1. Nerve Growth in Cardiac Muscle

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    Davies, A.H.; De Souza, B. A.; Glasby, M. A.; Gschmeissner, S E; Huang, C.L.-H.

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    The failure of reinnervation after cardiac transplantation is probably a consequence of scar formation at the suture lines. However, it must be established whether there are any intrinsic properties of the muscle that prevent reinnervation. This is examined in experimental peripheral nerve implants using cardiac muscle isografts.

  2. Misdirection of regenerating motor axons after nerve injury and repair in the rat sciatic nerve model

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    de Ruiter, Godard C. W.; Martijn J. A. Malessy; Alaid, Awad O.; Robert J. Spinner; Engelstad, JaNean K.; Sorenson, E. J.; Kaufman, K R; Dyck, Peter J; Windebank, Anthony J.

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    Misdirection of regenerating axons is one of the factors that can explain the poor results often found after nerve injury and repair. In this study, we quantified the degree of misdirection and the effect on recovery of function after different types of nerve injury and repair in the rat sciatic nerve model; crush injury, direct coaptation, and autograft repair. Sequential tracing with retrograde labeling of the peroneal nerve before and 8 weeks after nerve injury and repair was performed to ...

  3. Facial Reanimation After Facial Nerve Injury Using Hypoglossal to Facial Nerve Anastomosis: The Gruppo Otologico Experience

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    Tanbouzi Husseini, Sami; Kumar, David Victor; DONATO, GIUSEPPE; Almutair, Tamama; Sanna, Mario

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    To evaluate the results of facial nerve reanimation after facial nerve injury by means of hypoglossal to facial nerve anastomosis. Retrospective case review. Private neuro-otologic and cranial base quaternary referral center. Sixty patients underwent hypoglossal to facial nerve anastomosis for facial nerve reanimation between April 1987 and December 2010. Only forty patients completed a minimal follow up of 24 months at the time of evaluation and were included in the study population. Facial ...

  4. Residual Antimicrobial Activity of MTAD® in Human Dentin After Obturation with Gutta-Percha/AH26 and Resilon/RealSeal SE at Different Time Intervals; An Ex Vivo Study

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    Bolhari, Behnam; Bahador, Abbas; Assadian, Hadi; Dehghan, Somayyeh

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    Objectives: To eliminate microorganisms that are responsible for pulpal and periapical infections and to prevent reinfection of the root canal system an effective chemomechanical preparation by irrigants with sustained antimicrobial activity is beneficial. Hereby, we evaluated the residual antibacterial activity of MTAD after canal obturation at different time intervals. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 human single-canalled anterior teeth were selected. The root canals were instrumented to a standardized apical size. Among all, 90 teeth received final irrigation with MTAD and were divided into three groups according to their obturation materials; i.e. gutta-percha/AH26, Resilon/RealSeal SE and positive controls. All these groups were divided into three 1-, 3- and 6-week time interval subgroups. Thirty teeth as negative control had no final irrigation with MTAD, but were obturated with gutta-percha/AH26 or Resilon/RealSealSE. Dentin powder was prepared after 1, 3 and 6 weeks. Dentin powder was exposed to Enterococcus faecalis for 24h and then cultured. Colony Forming Unit (CFU) was counted. Results: Residual antimicrobial activity of MTAD in the teeth obturated with guttapercha/AH26 was significantly higher than the teeth obturated with Resilon/RealSeal SE (pEpiphany SE significantly decreased antimicrobial activity of MTAD at all time points. PMID:24910674

  5. AN UNUSUAL CASE OF MULTIFOCAL MOTOR NEUROPATHY WITH CRANIAL NERVE INVOLVEMENT AND HYPERREFLEXIA

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    Murat Sar?ca

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Multifocal motor neuropathy is characterized by progressive, asymmetric weakness of the limbs with persistent conduction blocks (CB. Sensory loss is very rare and it also rarely presents with cranial nerve involvement and hyperreflexia. Here we described a 32-year-old woman with progressive weakness of hand muscles associated with weakness of orbicularis oculi muscles and fasciculations of tongue. The electrophysiological examination revealed persistent conduction blocks in both of the ulnar, right median and left posterior tibial nerves together with F-waves with abnormal persistence. These findings and the persistency of conduction blocks along with a response to IVIG made it likely that the diagnosis was multifocal motor neuropathy. The case seemed to be worth reporting because of her unusual clinical findings.

  6. Ultrasound and nerve stimulator guided continuous femoral nerve block analgesia after total knee arthroplasty: a multicenter randomized controlled study / Bloqueo continuo del nervio femoral guiado por ultrasonido y estimulador de nervio para analgesia posterior a la artroplastia total de rodilla: estudio multicéntrico, aleatorizado y controlado / Bloqueio contínuo do nervo femoral guiado por ultrassom e estimulador de nervo para analgesia após artroplastia total de joelho: estudo multicêntrico, randomizado e controlado

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    Fen, Wang; Li-Wei, Liu; Zhen, Hu; Yong, Peng; Xiao-Qing, Zhang; Quan, Li.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Analgesia pós-operatória é fundamental para o exercício funcional precoce logo após a artroplastia total de joelho. O objetivo foi investigar a eficácia clínica do bloqueio contínuo do nervo femoral guiado [...] por ultrassom e estimulador de nervo em analgesia após artroplastia total do joelho. MÉTODOS: Receberam analgesia pós-operatória, de outubro de 2012 a janeiro de 2013, 46 pacientes, estado físico ASA I-III, submetidos à artroplastia total de joelho. Em 22 pacientes, o bloqueio femoral contínuo foi guiado por ultrassom e estimulador de nervo para analgesia (grupo BFC); em 24 pacientes, analgesia foi administrada por via epidural (grupo ACP). Os efeitos analgésicos, efeitos colaterais, a recuperação articular e as complicações foram comparados entre os dois grupos. RESULTADOS: Às seis e 12 horas após a cirurgia, os escores de dor no joelho (escore EVA) durante os testes funcionais após exercício ativo e passivo foram significativamente menores no grupo BFC do que no grupo ACP. A quantidade usada de parecoxib nos pacientes do grupo BFC foi significativamente menor em comparação com o grupo ACP. Quarenta e oito horas após a cirurgia, o grau de força muscular no grupo BFC foi significativamente maior e o tempo de atividade ambulatória foi menor do que no grupo ACP. A incidência de náusea e vômito em pacientes do grupo BFC foi significativamente menor em comparação com o grupo ACP. CONCLUSÃO: O bloqueio femoral contínuo guiado por ultrassom e estimulador do nervo proporcionou melhor analgesia às seis e 12 horas, demonstrada por EVA-R e EVA-P. A quantidade de parecoxib também foi menor, a incidência de náusea e vômito diminuiu, a influência sobre a força muscular é comprometida e os pacientes podem fazer atividade ambulatorial sob essa condição. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICACIÓN Y OBJETIVOS: La analgesia postoperatoria es fundamental para el ejercicio funcional precoz posteriormente a la artroplastia total de rodilla. El objetivo fue investigar la eficacia clínica del bloqueo continuo del nerv [...] io femoral guiado por ultrasonido y estimulador de nervio en analgesia después de la artroplastia total de la rodilla. MÉTODOS: Cuarenta y seis pacientes, con estado físico ASA I-III, sometidos a artroplastia total de rodilla recibieron analgesia postoperatoria de octubre de 2012 a enero de 2013. En 22 pacientes, el bloqueo femoral continuo fue guiado por ultrasonido y estimulador de nervio para analgesia (grupo BFC); en 24 pacientes, la analgesia fue administrada por vía epidural (grupo ACP). Los efectos analgésicos, efectos colaterales, recuperación articular y las complicaciones fueron comparados entre los 2 grupos. RESULTADOS: A las 6 y 12 h después de la operación, las puntuaciones de dolor en la rodilla (puntuación EVA) durante los test funcionales después del ejercicio activo y pasivo fueron significativamente menores en el grupo BFC que en el grupo ACP. La cantidad usada de parecoxib en los pacientes del grupo BFC fue significativamente menor en comparación con el grupo ACP. Cuarenta y ocho horas después de la operación, el grado de fuerza muscular en el grupo BFC fue significativamente mayor y el tiempo de actividad ambulatoria fue menor que en el grupo ACP. La incidencia de náuseas y vómitos en pacientes del grupo BFC fue significativamente menor en comparación con el grupo ACP. CONCLUSIÓN: El bloqueo femoral continuo guiado por ultrasonido y estimulador del nervio proporcionaron una mejor analgesia a las 6 y 12 horas, lo que quedó demostrado por EVA-R y EVA-P. La cantidad de parecoxib también fue menor, la incidencia de náuseas y vómito disminuyó, la influencia sobre la fuerza muscular está comprometida y los pacientes pueden realizar una actividad ambulatoria bajo esa condición. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Postoperative analgesia is crucial for early functional excise after total knee arthroplasty. To investigate the clinical efficacy of ultrasound and nerve stimulator guided c

  7. Effective dermatomal blockade after subcostal transversus abdominis plane block

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    Mitchell, Anja Ulrike; Torup, Henrik

    2012-01-01

    The ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is used to treat postoperative pain after abdominal surgery. Abdominal wall sensory nerves are anaesthetised by injecting local anaesthetics into the neurofascial plane between the internal oblique and the transversus abdominis muscles. Sensory assessment of a TAP block may guide the decision on the extent of the block. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the dermatomal extent of sensory blockade after injection of 20 ml 0.5% ropivacaine bilaterally into the TAP can be assessed using cold and pinprick sensation.

  8. Comparação das técnicas transarterial e de estimulação de múltiplos nervos para bloqueio do plexo braquial por via axilar usando lidocaína com epinefrina Comparación de las técnicas transarterial y de estimulación de múltiples nervios para bloqueo del plexo braquial por vía axilar usando lidocaína con epinefrina Comparison of transarterial and multiple nerve stimulation techniques for axillary block using lidocaine with epinephrine

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    Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A técnica transarterial com grandes doses de anestésico local resulta em alta efetividade para o bloqueio axilar do plexo braquial. A técnica utilizando múltiplos estímulos exige mais tempo e maior experiência. Este estudo prospectivo compara a latência e o índice de sucesso do bloqueio do plexo braquial usando duas técnicas de localização: transarterial ou múltipla estimulação dos nervos. MÉTODO: A lidocaína com epinefrina, 800 mg, foi usada inicialmente para o bloqueio axilar. No grupo transarterial, 30 mL de lidocaína a 1,6% com epinefrina foram injetados profundamente e 20 mL superficialmente à artéria axilar. No grupo de múltipla estimulação, três nervos foram localizados eletricamente e bloqueados com volumes 20 mL, 20 mL e 10 mL da solução. O bloqueio foi considerado efetivo quando a analgesia estava presente em todos os nervos na área distal ao cotovelo. RESULTADOS: O tempo de latência (8,8 ± 2,3 min versus 10,2 ± 2,4 min; p-valor = 0,010 foi significativamente menor no grupo transarterial. Bloqueios sensitivos completos nos quatro nervos (mediano, ulnar, radial e musculocutâneo foram obtidos em 92,5% versus 83,3% no grupo de múltipla estimulação e acesso transarterial, respectivamente sem diferença significativa (p-valor = 0,68. O nervo musculocutâneo foi significativamente mais fácil de bloquear com o estimulador de nervo periférico (p = 0,034. CONCLUSÕES: A técnica de múltipla estimulação para o bloqueio axilar usando estimulador de nervos (3 injeções e a técnica transarterial (2 injeções produzem resultados semelhantes na qualidade do bloqueio. O nervo musculocutâneo é mais facilmente bloqueado com o uso do estimulador de nervo periférico. A técnica de múltipla estimulação necessitou menor suplementação do bloqueio e aumentou o tempo para o início da cirurgia.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La técnica transarterial con grandes dosis de anestésico local resulta en alta efectividad para el bloqueo axilar del plexo braquial. La técnica de utilizar múltiples estímulos exige más tiempo y mayor experiencia. Este estudio prospectivo compara la latencia y el índice de éxito del bloqueo del plexo braquial usando dos técnicas de localización: transarterial o múltipla estimulación de los nervios. MÉTODO: La lidocaína con epinefrina, 800 mg, fue usada inicialmente para el bloqueo axilar. En el grupo transarterial, 30 mL de lidocaína a 1,6% con epinefrina fueron inyectados profundamente y 20 mL superficialmente a la arteria axilar. En el grupo de múltipla estimulación, tres nervios fueron localizados eléctricamente y bloqueados con volúmenes 20 mL, 20 mL y 10 mL de la solución. El bloqueo fue considerado efectivo cuando la analgesia estaba presente en todos los nervios en la área distal al codo. RESULTADOS: El tiempo de latencia (8,8 ± 2,3 min versus 10,2 ± 2,4 min; p-valor = 0,010 fue significativamente menor en el grupo transarterial. Bloqueos sensitivos completos en los cuatro nervios (mediano, ulnar, radial y musculocutáneo fueron logrados en un 92,5% versus 83,3% en el grupo de múltipla estimulación y acceso transarterial, respectivamente sin diferencia significativa (p-valor = 0,68. El nervio musculocutáneo fue significativamente más fácil de bloquear con el estimulador de nervio periférico (p = 0,034. CONCLUSIONES: La técnica de múltipla estimulación para el bloqueo axilar usando estimulador de nervios (3 inyecciones y la técnica transarterial (2 inyecciones producen resultados semejantes en la calidad del bloqueo. El nervio musculocutáneo es más facilmente bloqueado con el uso del estimulador del nervio periférico. La técnica de múltipla estimulación necesitó menor suplementación del bloqueo y aumentó el tiempo para el inicio de la cirugía.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: High-dose transarterial technique results in highly effective axillary block. The multiple nerve stimulation technique (MNS requires more time and experience. This prospective study aimed at comparing onset and

  9. Bloqueio do nervo femoral: avaliação da analgesia pós-operatória na operação de reconstrução artroscópica do ligamento cruzado anterior / Femoral nerve block: assessment of postoperative analgesia in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction / Bloqueo del nervio femoral: evaluación de la analgesia postoperatoria en la operación de reconstrucción artroscópica del ligamento cruzado anterior

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    Úrsula Bueno do Prado, Guirro; Elizabeth Milla, Tambara; Fernanda Reinaldi, Munhoz.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A operação de reconstrução do ligamento cruzado anterior do joelho (RLCA) pode ter pós-operatório doloroso. O objetivo principal deste estudo foi avaliar se o emprego do bloqueio do nervo femoral (BNF) associado à raquianestesia melhoraria o tratamento da dor pós-operatóri [...] a na RLCA; os objetivos secundários foram avaliar solicitação do tramadol e eventos adversos. MÉTODO: 53 pacientes foram divididos aleatoriamente nos grupos A e B. No Grupo A, 26 receberam raquianestesia e no Grupo B, 27 receberam raquianestesia e BNF. Todos receberam analgesia multimodal e poderiam solicitar analgésico de resgate a qualquer momento. As avaliações ocorreram em 6, 12 e 24 horas. RESULTADOS: Os grupos não apresentaram diferenças quanto às variáveis demográficas e clínico-cirúrgicas. A intensidade da dor não mostrou diferença entre os grupos. Escores médios de dor foram mais elevados 12 horas no Grupo A e não houve variação no Grupo B; 55,6% relataram dor moderada no Grupo A e 53,8% dor leve no Grupo B. Não houve diferença na solicitação de tramadol. Os eventos adversos não foram graves: 80,8% dos pacientes do Grupo B apresentaram bloqueio motor da coxa e dois caíram. CONCLUSÕES: A analgesia foi mais efetiva com a associação de raquianestesia e BNF, que permitiu melhor controle da dor pós-operatória na avaliação em 12 horas após a anestesia. Não houve diferença na solicitação do tramadol. Os eventos adversos apresentados pelos pacientes neste estudo não foram graves, porém deve-se estar atento à paralisia motora e à possibilidade de queda dos pacientes quando o BNF for feito. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La operación de reconstrucción del ligamento cruzado anterior de la rodilla (RLCA) puede tener un postoperatorio doloroso. El objetivo principal de este estudio fue evaluar si el empleo del bloqueo del nervio femoral (BNF) asociado con la raquianestesia mejoraría el tratam [...] iento del dolor Postoperatorio en la RLCA. Los objetivos secundarios eran evaluar la solicitación del tramadol y eventos adversos. MÉTODO: Cincuenta y tres pacientes fueron divididos aleatoriamente en los grupos A y B. En el Grupo A, 26 recibieron raquianestesia y en el Grupo B, 27 recibieron raquianestesia y BNF. Todos recibieron analgesia multimodal y podrían solicitar analgésico de rescate a cualquier momento. Las evaluaciones se dieron en 6, 12 y 24 horas. RESULTADOS: Los grupos no presentaron diferencias en cuanto a las variables demográficas y clínico-quirúrgicas. La intensidad del dolor no arrojó diferencia entre los grupos. Las puntuaciones promedios de dolor fueron más elevadas 12 horas en el Grupo A y no hubo variación en el Grupo B; 55,6% relataron dolor moderado en el Grupo A y 53,8% dolor leve en el Grupo B. No hubo diferencia en la solicitación de tramadol. Los eventos adversos no fueron graves: 80,8% de los pacientes del Grupo B tenían bloqueo motor del muslo y dos se cayeron. CONCLUSIONES: La analgesia fue más efectiva con la asociación de la raquianestesia y BNF, lo que permitió un mejor control del dolor postoperatorio en la evaluación en 12 horas después de la anestesia. No hubo diferencia en la solicitación del tramadol. Los eventos adversos presentados por los pacientes en este estudio no fueron graves, pero debemos estar atentos a la parálisis motora y a la posibilidad de alguna caída de los pacientes cuando el BNF se realice. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Knee anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) may be painful in the postoperative period. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate whether the use of femoral nerve block (FNB) associated with spinal anesthesia would improve the postoperative pain treatme [...] nt in ACLR and the secondary objectives were to evaluate tramadol request and adverse events. METHOD: 53 patients were randomly divided into two groups: GA (n =26) received spinal anesthesia and GB (n = 27) received spinal anesthesia and FNB. All patients r

  10. Block Tensor Unfoldings

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    Ragnarsson, Stefan; Van Loan, Charles F.

    2011-01-01

    Within the field of numerical multilinear algebra, block tensors are increasingly important. Accordingly, it is appropriate to develop an infrastructure that supports reasoning about block tensor computation. In this paper we establish concise notation that is suitable for the analysis and development of block tensor algorithms, prove several useful block tensor identities, and make precise the notion of a block tensor unfolding.

  11. The acute treatment of nerve agent exposure.

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    Cannard, Kevin

    2006-11-01

    Nerve agents (NA) are simple and cheap to produce but can produce casualties on a massive scale. They have already been employed by terrorist organizations and rogue states on civilians and armed forces alike. By inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholine esterase, NAs prevent the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This results in over-stimulation of muscarinic and nicotinic receptors in the autonomic and central nervous systems and at the neuromuscular junction. Increased parasympathetic stimulation produces miosis, sialorrhea, bronchospasm and bronchorrhea. Effects at the neuromuscular junction cause weakness, fasciculations, and eventually paralysis. Central effects include altered behavior and mental status, loss of consciousness, seizures, or apnea. Most deaths are due to respiratory failure. Treatment with atropine competitively blocks the parasympathetic effects. Oximes like pralidoxime salvage acetylcholine esterase by "prying off" NA, provided the attachment has not "aged" to an irreversible bond. This reverses weakness. Benzodiazepines like diazepam are effective against NA induced seizures. Mortality has been surprisingly low. If victims can survive the first 15 to 20 min of a vapor attack, they will likely live. The low mortality rate to date underscores that attacks are survivable and research reveals even simple barriers such as clothing offer substantial protection. This article reviews the properties of NAs and how to recognize the clinical features of NA intoxication, employ the needed drugs properly, and screen out anxious patients who mistakenly believe they have been exposed. PMID:16945386

  12. The nerves around the shoulder

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    Neuropathies of the shoulder are considered to be entrapment syndromes. They are relatively common, accounting for about 2% of cases of sport-related shoulder pain. Many instances involve suprascapular neuropathy, but the clinical diagnosis is often delayed because of nonspecific symptoms. Classically, EMG is the gold standard investigation but MRI currently reveals muscular abnormality in 50% of cases. Muscle edema, the most characteristic symptom, is nonspecific. In general, the topography of edema, the presence of a lesion compressing the nerve and clinical history contribute to the diagnosis. Although atrophy and fatty degeneration may persist after the disappearance of edema, they are rarely symptomatic. The main differential diagnosis is Parsonage–Turner syndrome. Evidence of a cyst pressing on a nerve may prompt puncture-infiltration guided by ultrasonography or CT-scan

  13. The nerves around the shoulder

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    Blum, Alain, E-mail: alain.blum@gmail.com [Service d’Imagerie GUILLOZ, CHU Nancy, Nancy 54000 (France); Lecocq, Sophie; Louis, Matthias; Wassel, Johnny; Moisei, Andreea; Teixeira, Pedro [Service d’Imagerie GUILLOZ, CHU Nancy, Nancy 54000 (France)

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    Neuropathies of the shoulder are considered to be entrapment syndromes. They are relatively common, accounting for about 2% of cases of sport-related shoulder pain. Many instances involve suprascapular neuropathy, but the clinical diagnosis is often delayed because of nonspecific symptoms. Classically, EMG is the gold standard investigation but MRI currently reveals muscular abnormality in 50% of cases. Muscle edema, the most characteristic symptom, is nonspecific. In general, the topography of edema, the presence of a lesion compressing the nerve and clinical history contribute to the diagnosis. Although atrophy and fatty degeneration may persist after the disappearance of edema, they are rarely symptomatic. The main differential diagnosis is Parsonage–Turner syndrome. Evidence of a cyst pressing on a nerve may prompt puncture-infiltration guided by ultrasonography or CT-scan.

  14. Living with Heart Block

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    ... from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Heart Block First-degree heart block may not cause any symptoms or require treatment. ... shown that people who have first-degree heart block might be at higher risk for atrial fibrillation ( ...

  15. Ultrasound guided supraclavicular block.

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    Hanumanthaiah, Deepak

    2013-09-01

    Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia is becoming increasingly popular. The supraclavicular block has been transformed by ultrasound guidance into a potentially safe superficial block. We reviewed the techniques of performing supraclavicular block with special focus on ultrasound guidance.

  16. Optic nerve hypoplasia in infancy.

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    Fielder, A. R.; Levene, M. I.; Trounce, J Q; Tanner, M S

    1986-01-01

    Certain features of optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH), its systemic associations and investigation are exclusive to infancy. These include the facility to use cranial ultrasound, difficulties in assessing ocular features and visual function, and neonatal hypoglycaemia and jaundice. Six infants with ONH are presented; cerebral abnormalities were demonstrated by cranial ultrasound in five. Neonatal cholestatic jaundice and hypoglycaemia occurred in one infant. Two died and represent a group likely t...

  17. Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors

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    FARID, MOHAMAD; Demicco, Elizabeth G.; Garcia, Roberto; Ahn, Linda; Merola, Pamela R.; Cioffi, Angela; Maki, Robert G.

    2014-01-01

    Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are amongst the most challenging mesenchymal malignancies to treat. Their frequent association with a seemingly simple genetic aberration—the loss of the tumor suppressor gene neurofibromin—belies genomic complexity that has rendered effective therapy elusive to date. This review aims to detail elements of current optimal clinical management and summarize recent data on potential molecular drivers and targets, with a view to charting the course for fut...

  18. Schwannoma of the oculomotor nerve

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    Ohata Kenji; Takami Toshihiro; Goto Takeo; Ishibashi Kenichi

    2006-01-01

    A 63-year-old woman presented with an extremely rare oculomotor schwannoma not associated with neurofibromatosis, manifesting as a transient diplopia and ptosis. Magnetic resonance images showed a well-enhanced mass extending from the cavernous sinus to the intraorbital region. Surgical exposure confirmed the tumor originating from the oculomotor nerve in the cavernous sinus. The intraorbital cystic part of the tumor was partially resected to preserve the oculomotor function. This is the firs...

  19. Mechanisms of nerve injury in leprosy.

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    Scollard, David M; Truman, Richard W; Ebenezer, Gigi J

    2015-01-01

    All patients with leprosy have some degree of nerve involvement. Perineural inflammation is the histopathologic hallmark of leprosy, and this localization may reflect a vascular route of entry of Mycobacterium leprae into nerves. Once inside nerves, M. leprae are ingested by Schwann cells, with a wide array of consequences. Axonal atrophy may occur early in this process; ultimately, affected nerves undergo segmental demyelination. Knowledge of the mechanisms of nerve injury in leprosy has been greatly limited by the minimal opportunities to study affected nerves in man. The nine-banded armadillo provides the only animal model of the pathogenesis of M. leprae infection. New tools available for this model enable the study and correlation of events occurring in epidermal nerve fibers, dermal nerves, and nerve trunks, including neurophysiologic parameters, bacterial load, and changes in gene transcription in both neural and inflammatory cells. The armadillo model is likely to enhance understanding of the mechanisms of nerve injury in leprosy and offers a means of testing proposed interventions. PMID:25432810

  20. Peripheral nerve involvement in Bell's palsy

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    J. A. Bueri

    1984-12-01

    Full Text Available A group of patients with Bell's palsy were studied in order to disclose the presence of subclinical peripheral nerve involvement. 20 patients, 8 male and 12 female, with recent Bell's palsy as their unique disease were examined, in all cases other causes of polyneuropathy were ruled out. Patients were investigated with CSF examination, facial nerve latencies in the affected and in the sound sides, and maximal motor nerve conduction velocities, as well as motor terminal latencies from the right median and peroneal nerves. CSF laboratory examination was normal in all cases. Facial nerve latencies were abnormal in all patients in the affected side, and they differed significantly from those of control group in the clinically sound side. Half of the patients showed abnormal values in the maximal motor nerve conduction velocities and motor terminal latencies of the right median and peroneal nerves. These results agree with previous reports which have pointed out that other cranial nerves may be affected in Bell's palsy. However, we have found a higher frequency of peripheral nerve involvement in this entity. These findings, support the hypothesis that in some patients Bell's palsy is the component of a more widespread disease, affecting other cranial and peripheral nerves.

  1. Stability of Doxycycline Absorbed on Root Canal Dentin After Obturation with Gutta-Percha/AH26 and Resilon/RealSeal at Different Time Intervals

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    Behnam Bolhari

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Eradication of microorganisms present in the root canal system is paramount for the successful outcome of root canal therapy. The purpose of this study was to compare the of doxycycline absorbed from MTAD into root canal dentin after obturation with gutta-percha/AH26 and Resilon/RealSeal at different time intervals.Materials and Methods: Fifty-one extracted human teeth were instrumented. Thirty samples were obturated with either gutta-percha/AH26 or Resilon/self-etch RealSeal after final irrigation with MTAD. Fifteen samples were kept unobturated (positive control; six samples were obturated with either gutta-percha/AH26 or Resilon/self-etch RealSeal without MTAD irrigation (negative control.After aging for 1, 3 or 6 weeks, dentin debri were collected, the Doxycycline compound was extracted and its amount was quantified using high performance liquid chromatography. The statistical significance of the change in Doxycycline concentrations was tested with two-way ANOVA.Results: The mean concentration of Doxycycline in dentin for one, three and six-week guttapercha/AH26 samples was 1.8±0.36, 1.22±0.22 and 0.67±0.11 respectively, whereas these concentrations in Resilon/RealSeal samples were 1.60±0.26, 0.80±0.14 and 0.59±0.01 respectively. Regarding the positive control group, these concentrations were 2.09±0.11, 1.54±0.12 and 0.72±0.07 respectively for 1, 3 and 6-week intervals. No Doxycycline was detected in negative control groups. The Doxycycline concentrations showed a significant difference forobturating materials (p=0.008. These concentrations were higher in the gutta-percha/AH26 samples than Resilon/RealSeal samples in each time interval.Conclusion: The remaining amount of Doxycycline bonded to dentin was higher when root canals were obturated with gutta-percha/AH26 compared to Resilon/RealSeal. The stability of Doxycycline showed a time dependent decrease.

  2. Cutaneous Sensory Block Area, Muscle-Relaxing Effect, and Block Duration of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block : A Randomized, Blinded, and Placebo-Controlled Study in Healthy Volunteers

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    StØving, Kion; Rothe, Christian

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a widely used nerve block. However, basic block characteristics are poorly described. The purpose of this study was to assess the cutaneous sensory block area, muscle-relaxing effect, and block duration. METHODS: Sixteen healthy volunteers were randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided unilateral TAP block with 20 mL 7.5 mg/mL ropivacaine and placebo on the contralateral side. Measurements were performed at baseline and 90 minutes after performing the block. Cutaneous sensory block area was mapped and separated into a medial and lateral part by a vertical line through the anterior superior iliac spine. We measured muscle thickness of the 3 lateral abdominal muscle layers with ultrasound in the relaxed state and during maximal voluntary muscle contraction. The volunteers reported the duration of the sensory block and the abdominal muscle-relaxing effect. RESULTS: The lateral part of the cutaneous sensory block area was a median of 266cm (interquartile range, 191-310 cm) and the medial part 76 cm (interquartile range, 54-127 cm). In all the volunteers, lateral wall muscle thickness decreased significantly by 9.2 mm (6.9-15.7 mm) during a maximal contraction. Sensory block and muscle-relaxing effect duration were 570 minutes (512-716 minutes) and 609 minutes (490-724 minutes), respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Cutaneous sensory block area of the TAP block is predominantly located lateral to a vertical line through the anterior superior iliac spine. The distribution is nondermatomal and does not cross the midline. The muscle-relaxing effect is significant and consistent. The block duration is approximately 10 hours with large variation.

  3. Axillary nerve injury in young adults-An overlooked diagnosis? Early results of nerve reconstruction and nerve transfers.

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    Dahlin, Lars; Cöster, Marcus; Björkman, Anders; Backman, Clas

    2012-01-01

    An injury to the axillary nerve from a shoulder trauma can easily be overlooked. Spontaneous functional recovery may occur, but occasionally reconstructive surgery is required. The time frame for nerve reconstruction procedures is from a neurobiological view crucial for a good functional outcome. This study presents a group of operatively and non-operatively treated young adults with axillary nerve injuries caused by motorcycle accidents, where the diagnosis was set late. Ten young men (media...

  4. [Reconstructive surgery of facial nerve injuries].

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    Bascarevi?, V; Samardzi?, M; Rasuli?, L; Simi?, V

    2003-01-01

    The facial nerve is main motor nerve of the face and its injury leads to total ipsilateral paralysis. There are several surgical procedures in reconstruction of the facial nerve, and the most frequent one is hypoglosso-facial anastomosis. In this study were analysed a series of 69 patients operated on Institute of neurosurgery from 1981 to 2000 year. The most frequent cause of injury was the operation of cerebellopontine angle tumors, as well as the skull base fractures. Hypoglosso-facial anastomosis was done in 57 patients, in 5 cases we performed nerve grafting in the cerebellopontine angle, and in 7 patients the facial nerve was operated peripherally. Results were analyzed in 27 of 57 patients with hipoglosso-facial nerve anastomosis. Functional recovery was achived in 22 (81.4%) patients. PMID:14619717

  5. Neurophysiological approach to disorders of peripheral nerve

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    Crone, Clarissa; Krarup, Christian

    2013-01-01

    Disorders of the peripheral nerve system (PNS) are heterogeneous and may involve motor fibers, sensory fibers, small myelinated and unmyelinated fibers and autonomic nerve fibers, with variable anatomical distribution (single nerves, several different nerves, symmetrical affection of all nerves, plexus, or root lesions). Furthermore pathological processes may result in either demyelination, axonal degeneration or both. In order to reach an exact diagnosis of any neuropathy electrophysiological studies are crucial to obtain information about these variables. Conventional electrophysiological methods including nerve conduction studies and electromyography used in the study of patients suspected of having a neuropathy and the significance of the findings are discussed in detail and more novel and experimental methods are mentioned. Diagnostic considerations are based on a flow chart classifying neuropathies into eight categories based on mode of onset, distribution, and electrophysiological findings, and the electrophysiological characteristics in each type of neuropathy are discussed.

  6. The surgery of peripheral nerves (including tumors)

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    Fugleholm, Kåre

    2013-01-01

    Surgical pathology of the peripheral nervous system includes traumatic injury, entrapment syndromes, and tumors. The recent significant advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology and cellular biology of peripheral nerve degeneration and regeneration has yet to be translated into improved surgical techniques and better outcome after peripheral nerve injury. Decision making in peripheral nerve surgery continues to be a complex challenge, where the mechanism of injury, repeated clinical evaluation, neuroradiological and neurophysiological examination, and detailed knowledge of the peripheral nervous system response to injury are prerequisite to obtain the best possible outcome. Surgery continues to be the primary treatment modality for peripheral nerve tumors and advances in adjuvant oncological treatment has improved outcome after malignant peripheral nerve tumors. The present chapter provides background knowledge of surgical peripheral nerve disease and some general and practical guidance toward its clinical management.

  7. Comparing caudal and penile nerve blockade using bupivacaine in hypospadias repair surgeries in children

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    Mahin Seyedhejazi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Caudal anaesthesia is recommended for most surgical procedures of the lower part of the body, mainly below the umbilicus. It has been well established that a dorsal penile nerve block immediately after surgery decreases postoperative pain in children undergoing hypospadias repair. This study aimed to compare caudal or penile nerve block using bupivacaine in postoperative pain control in hypospadias repair in children. Patients and Methods: After local ethical committee approval and obtaining informed parental consent, 85 American society of Anesthesiologists status I and II patients, aged 6 months to 6 years old, undergoing hypospadias repair, were prospectively enrolled in this study. The patients were randomly divided into the following two groups: Caudal block was performed in 44 and penile block was performed in 41 patients. Cardiorespiratory systems data, analgesic requirement and complications were compared between the groups. Results: There were statistically significant haemodynamic (blood pressureand heart rate alteration during operation in each group (P<0.01. The haemodynamic parameters were stable during operation in successful blocks in both groups. Caudal block success rate is 97.7%, whereas in penile block is 92.6%. Nineteen of 43 patients (44% in caudal group and 29 of 41 patients (70% in penile group received analgesia in the postoperative period and this difference was significant between the two groups (P = 0.025. Conclusions: Without ultrasonography and with blind block, with anatomic landmarks only, the caudal block success rate is high and if there is no contraindication for caudal block, it is the best choice in children under 6 years old (or 25 kg for hypospadias repai.

  8. Tumors in the facial nerve canal

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    The X-ray tomograms of 13 patients with tumors in the facial nerve canal are discusssed. The leading clinical symptom is the peripheral facial nerve palsy without recovery, often combined with deafness and dizziness. The X-ray film shows opacity, widening of the internal auditory canal and/or of the third part of the facial nerve canal, further erosion of the bony structures and destruction of thepyramid. (orig./WL)

  9. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor: A rarity

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    Yaga, Uday Shankar; Shivakumar, Rashmi; Kumar, M. Ashwini; Sathyaprakash,

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    Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) of the mandible is an uncommon tumor that develops either from a preexisting neurofibroma or de novo. MPNSTs are sarcomas that originate from peripheral nerves or from cells associated with the nerve sheath, such as Schwann cells, perineural cells or from fibroblasts. Because MPNSTs can arise from multiple cell types, the overall appearance can vary greatly from one case to the next. A case of MPNST of the right side of the mandible in a 23-year...

  10. Shoulder posture and median nerve sliding

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    Dilley Andrew; Lees Rebecca; Julius Andrea; Lynn Bruce

    2004-01-01

    Abstract Background Patients with upper limb pain often have a slumped sitting position and poor shoulder posture. Pain could be due to poor posture causing mechanical changes (stretch; local pressure) that in turn affect the function of major limb nerves (e.g. median nerve). This study examines (1) whether the individual components of slumped sitting (forward head position, trunk flexion and shoulder protraction) cause median nerve stretch and (2) whether shoulder protraction restricts norma...

  11. An audit of traumatic nerve injury.

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    O'Connor, G

    2009-07-01

    The impact of trauma in the Irish healthcare setting is considerable. We present the results of a retrospective assessment of referrals to a Neurophysiology department for suspected traumatic nerve injury. A broad range of traumatic neuropathies was demonstrated on testing, from numerous causes. We demonstrate an increased liklihood of traumatic nerve injury after fracture \\/ dislocation (p = 0.007). Our series demonstrates the need for clinicians to be aware of the possibility of nerve injury post trauma, especially after bony injury.

  12. VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION REGULATES HEMOSTASIS IN SWINE

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    Czura, Christopher J; Schultz, Arthur; Kaipel, Martin; Khadem, Anna; Huston, Jared M.; Pavlov, Valentin A.; Redl, Heinz; Tracey, Kevin J

    2010-01-01

    The central nervous system regulates peripheral immune responses via the vagus nerve, the primary neural component of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. Electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve suppresses pro-inflammatory cytokine release in response to endotoxin, I/R injury, and hypovolemic shock and protects against lethal hypotension. To determine the effect of vagus nerve stimulation on coagulation pathways, anesthetized pigs were subjected to partial ear resection before and aft...

  13. Histological assessment in peripheral nerve tissue engineering

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    Carriel, Víctor; Garzón, Ingrid; Alaminos, Miguel; Cornelissen, Maria

    2014-01-01

    The histological analysis of peripheral nerve regeneration is one of the most used methods to demonstrate the success of the regeneration through nerve conduits. Nowadays, it is possible to evaluate different parameters of nerve regeneration by using histological, histochemical, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural techniques. The histochemical methods are very sensible and are useful tools to evaluate the extracellular matrix remodeling and the myelin sheath, but they are poorly specific....

  14. Use new PLGL-RGD-NGF nerve conduits for promoting peripheral nerve regeneration

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    Yan Qiongjiao

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Nerve conduits provide a promising strategy for peripheral nerve injury repair. However, the efficiency of nerve conduits to enhance nerve regeneration and functional recovery is often inferior to that of autografts. Nerve conduits require additional factors such as cell adhesion molecules and neurotrophic factors to provide a more conducive microenvironment for nerve regeneration. Methods In the present study, poly{(lactic acid-co-[(glycolic acid-alt-(L-lysine]} (PLGL was modified by grafting Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Gly (RGD peptide and nerve growth factor (NGF for fabricating new PLGL-RGD-NGF nerve conduits to promote nerve regeneration and functional recovery. PLGL-RGD-NGF nerve conduits were tested in the rat sciatic nerve transection model. Rat sciatic nerves were cut off to form a 10 mm defect and repaired with the nerve conduits. All of the 32 Wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: group PLGL-RGD-NGF, group PLGL-RGD, group PLGL and group autograft. At 3 months after surgery, the regenerated rat sciatic nerve was evaluated by footprint analysis, electrophysiology, and histologic assessment. Experimental data were processed using the statistical software SPSS 10.0. Results The sciatic function index value of groups PLGL-RGD-NGF and autograft was significantly higher than those of groups PLGL-RGD and PLGL. The nerve conduction velocities of groups PLGL-RGD-NGF and autograft were significantly faster than those of groups PLGL-RGD and PLGL. The regenerated nerves of groups PLGL-RGD-NGF and autograft were more mature than those of groups PLGL-RGD and PLGL. There was no significant difference between groups PLGL-RGD-NGF and autograft. Conclusions PLGL-RGD-NGF nerve conduits are more effective in regenerating nerves than both PLGL-RGD nerve conduits and PLGL nerve conduits. The effect is as good as that of an autograft. This work established the platform for further development of the use of PLGL-RGD-NGF nerve conduits for clinical nerve repair.

  15. Effect of Surface Pore Structure of Nerve Guide Conduit on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

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    Oh, Se Heang; Kim, Jin Rae; Kwon, Gu Birm; Namgung, Uk; Song, Kyu Sang; Lee, Jin Ho

    2012-01-01

    Polycaprolactone (PCL)/Pluronic F127 nerve guide conduits (NGCs) with different surface pore structures (nano-porous inner surface vs. micro-porous inner surface) but similar physical and chemical properties were fabricated by rolling the opposite side of asymmetrically porous PCL/F127 membranes. The effect of the pore structure on peripheral nerve regeneration through the NGCs was investigated using a sciatic nerve defect model of rats. The nerve fibers and tissues were shown to have regener...

  16. Effect of Delayed Peripheral Nerve Repair on Nerve Regeneration, Schwann Cell Function and Target Muscle Recovery

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    Jonsson, Samuel; Wiberg, Rebecca; McGrath, Aleksandra M; Novikov, Lev N.; Wiberg, Mikael; Novikova, Liudmila N.; Kingham, Paul J

    2013-01-01

    Despite advances in surgical techniques for peripheral nerve repair, functional restitution remains incomplete. The timing of surgery is one factor influencing the extent of recovery but it is not yet clearly defined how long a delay may be tolerated before repair becomes futile. In this study, rats underwent sciatic nerve transection before immediate (0) or 1, 3, or 6 months delayed repair with a nerve graft. Regeneration of spinal motoneurons, 13 weeks after nerve repair, was assessed using...

  17. Neurotization from Two Medial Pectoral Nerves to Musculocutaneous Nerve in a Pediatric Brachial Plexus Injury

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    Yu, Dong-Woo; Kim, Min-Su; Jung, Young-Jin; Kim, Seong-Ho

    2012-01-01

    Traumatic brachial plexus injuries can be devastating, causing partial to total denervation of the muscles of the upper extremities. Surgical reconstruction can restore motor and/or sensory function following nerve injuries. Direct nerve-to-nerve transfers can provide a closer nerve source to the target muscle, thereby enhancing the quality and rate of recovery. Restoration of elbow flexion is the primary goal for patients with brachial plexus injuries. A 4-year-old right-hand-dominant male s...

  18. Nerve Biopsy In The Diagnosis Of Leporsy

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    Hazra B

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Skin and nerve biopsies were done in 33 cases of different clinical types of leprosy selected from Dermatology OPD of Medical College and Hospitals, Calcutta during 1994-95. Histopathological results were compared with emphasis on the role of nerve biopsies in detection of patients with multibacillary leprosy. The evident possibility of having patients with multibacillary leprosy in peripheral leprosy with multiple drugs. It is found that skin and nerve biopsy are equally informative in borderline and lepromatour leprosy and is the only means to diagnose polyneuritic leprosy. Nerve biopsy appears to be more informative in the diagnosis of all clinical types of leprosy.

  19. Pseudotumoural hypertrophic neuritis of the facial nerve

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    ZANOLETTI, E; Mazzoni, A.; Barbò, R

    2008-01-01

    In a retrospective study of our cases of recurrent paralysis of the facial nerve of tumoural and non-tumoural origin, a tumour-like lesion of the intra-temporal course of the facial nerve, mimicking facial nerve schwannoma, was found and investigated in 4 cases. This was defined as, pseudotumoral hypertrophic neuritis of the facial nerve. The picture was one of recurrent acute facial palsy with incomplete recovery and imaging of a benign tumour. It was different from the well-known recurrent ...

  20. Do Regional Analgesia and Peripheral Blocks Still Have a Place in Joint Arthroplasty?

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    Cushner, Fred D

    2015-10-01

    The efficacy of regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks in the management of postoperative pain has resulted in widespread use of this approach in hip and knee arthroplasty. With extensive clinical use, however, the limitations of this approach have become apparent. These limitations include delays for the surgeon, inefficient use of the operating room, muscular weakness, and associated delays in physical therapy. Periarticular injection of anesthetic and analgesic medications appears to offer comparable benefits to nerve blocks in joint arthroplasty without these limitations. The long-acting anesthetic bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension (EXPAREL®, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc), in particular, has been shown to be highly effective in managing postoperative pain and reducing opioid consumption. Consequently, a growing body of data and extensive clinical experience now support replacing nerve blocks with periarticular injections. PMID:26447432

  1. Axillary Nerve Reconstruction: Anterior-Posterior Exposure With Sural Nerve Cable Graft Pull-Through Technique.

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    Baltzer, Heather L; Spinner, Robert J; Bishop, Allen T; Shin, Alexander Y

    2015-12-01

    Deltoid paralysis after axillary nerve injury results in limitations in shoulder function and stability. In the setting of an isolated axillary nerve injury with no clinical or electromyographic evidence of recovery that is within 6 to 9 months postinjury, the authors' preferred technique to reinnervate the deltoid is to reconstruct the axillary nerve with sural nerve grafting. Intraoperative neuromuscular electrophysiology is critical to determine the continuity of the axillary nerve before proceeding with reconstruction. The majority of the time, both an anterior and posterior incision and dissection of the axillary nerve is required to adequately delineate the zone of injury. This also ensures that both proximally and distally, uninjured axillary nerve is present before graft inset and also facilitates the ability to perform a meticulous microsurgical inset of the nerve graft posteriorly. The nerve graft must be pulled through from posterior to anterior to span the zone of injury and reconstruct the axillary nerve. Careful infraclavicular brachial plexus dissection is necessary to prevent further injury to components of the brachial plexus in the setting of a scarred bed. Patients will require postoperative therapy to prevent limitations in shoulder range of motion secondary to postoperative stiffness. This paper presents a detailed surgical technique for axillary nerve reconstruction by an anterior-posterior approach with a pull-through technique of a sural nerve cable graft. PMID:26524659

  2. Comparative Evaluation of Fracture Resistance of Root Obturated with Resilon and Gutta-Percha Using Two Different Techniques: An in Vitro Study

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    Shiraguppi, Vijayakumar L.; Shivalingappa, Chandu Giriyapur; Desai, Niranjan; Azad, Antriksh

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Present study evaluated the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth filled with Gutta percha and a new resin based obturating material (Resilon). Materials and Methods: A total of 150 freshly extracted Mandibular premolar with fully formed apices were selected and decoronated at cemento-enamel junction (CEJ). Teeth were divided into Group A and Group B of 75 teeth each. In Group A canals were prepared up to # no 40 K file and Group B up to #no 80 K file. Both the groups were sub divided into five group of 15 teeth each as control group (unfilled canals), lateral condensation with Gutta-percha using AH 26 sealer, vertical condensation with Gutta-percha using AH 26 sealer, lateral condensation with Resilon using resilon sealer, vertical condensation with Resilon using resilon sealer. Each specimen was subjected to compressive load using Universal testing machine. The force required to fracture was recorded and data were analysed by ANOVA, Duncan’s test and student T test. Result: The result showed that there is statistically significant difference among experimental groups (p canals with the new resin-based obturation material increases the in vitro fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth when compared with standard Gutta percha techniques. PMID:25954697

  3. A New Approach: Regional Nerve Blockade for Angioplasty of the Lower Limb

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    Purpose. An audit study investigated the pilot use of regional nerve block analgesia (as an alternative to sedative/opiate, general or central neuraxial anesthesia) performed by radiologists with the assistance of imaging techniques during complex prolonged angiography. Methods. Radiologists were trained by anesthetic consultants to administer and use lower limb peripheral nerve block for difficult prolonged angioplasty procedures for patients with severe lower limb rest pain who were unable to lie in the supine position. In a pilot study 25 patients with limb-threatening ischemia received sciatic and femoral nerve blockade for angioplasty. The technique was developed and perfected in 12 patients and in a subsequent 13 patients the details of the angiography procedures, peripheral anesthesia, supplementary analgesia, complications, and pain assessment scores were recorded. Pain scores were also recorded in 11 patients prior to epidural/spinal anesthesia for critical ischemic leg angioplasty. Results. All patients with peripheral nerve blockade experienced a reduction in their ischemic rest pain to a level that permitted angioplasty techniques to be performed without spinal, epidural or general analgesia. In patients undergoing complex angioplasty intervention, the mean pain score by visual analogue scale was 3.7, out of a maximum score of 10. Conclusions. The successful use of peripheral nerve blocks was safe and effective as an alternative to sedative/opiate, epidural or general anesthesia in patients undergoing complex angiography and has optimized the use of radiological and anesthetic department resources. This has permitted the frequent radiological treatment of patients with limb-threatening ischemia and reduced delays caused by the difficulty in enlisting the help of anesthetists, often at short notice, from the busy operating lists

  4. Vagal nerve stimulator: Evolving trends.

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    Ogbonnaya, Sunny; Kaliaperumal, Chandrasekaran

    2013-01-01

    Over three decades ago, it was found that intermittent electrical stimulation from the vagus nerve produces inhibition of neural processes, which can alter brain activity and terminate seizures. This paved way for the concept of vagal nerve stimulator (VNS). We describe the evolution of the VNS and its use in different fields of medicine. We also review the literature focusing on the mechanism of action of VNS producing desired effects in different conditions. PUBMED and EMBASE search was performed for 'VNS' and its use in refractory seizure management, depression, obesity, memory, and neurogenesis. VNS has been in vogue over for the past three decades and has proven to reduce the intensity and frequency of seizure by 50% in the management of refractory seizures. Apart from this, VNS has been shown to promote neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of rat hippocampus after 48 hours of stimulation of the vagus nerve. Improvement has also been observed in non-psychotic major depression from a randomized trial conducted 7 years ago. The same concept has been utilized to alter behavior and cognition in rodents, and good improvement has been observed. Recent studies have proven that VNS is effective in obesity management in patients with depression. Several hypotheses have been postulated for the mechanism of action of VNS contributing to its success. VNS has gained significant popularity with promising results in epilepsy surgery and treatment-resistant depression. The spectrum of its use has also extended to other fields of medicine including obesity, memory, and neurogenesis, and there is still a viable scope for its utility in the future. PMID:23633829

  5. [Cerebral nerves - perineural tumor spread].

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    Bisdas, S; Mack, M G

    2009-07-01

    Perineural tumor spread in the course of head and neck tumors is a form of metastatic disease in which the tumor disseminates centrifugally or centripetally along the nerve to (non)contiguous regions. Perineural tumor spread is a potentially devastating complication and has a high impact on the therapeutic management and overall prognosis. In a large proportion of patients the disease remains asymptomatic and imaging (especially MRI) plays a crucial role in the detection of lesions. Familiarity with the pertinent anatomy, knowledge of the common spread pathways and an appropriate imaging strategy allow detection of the perineural spread of the disease in the majority of the cases. PMID:19424678

  6. Transvaginal obturatriz tape en el tratamiento de la incontinencia urinaria de esfuerzo femenina Transvaginal obturator-tape to treat stress urinary incontinence in females

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    Yordanis Álvarez Riveras

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El emplazamiento de un sling suburetral a través de los agujeros obturadores constituye un nuevo abordaje para el tratamiento de la incontinencia de orina de esfuerzo en la mujer. Objetivo: Describir la técnica quirúrgica, medir la seguridad, resultados y posibles complicaciones a medio plazo. Material y método: Análisis retrospectivo de pacientes con incontinencia urinaria de esfuerzo operadas en nuestro servicio, mediante la técnica transvaginal obturatriz tape. Se evaluó la continencia postoperatoria, considerando a las pacientes curadas si presentaban continencia total y como fracaso a cualquier tipo de pérdida involuntaria con el esfuerzo, independientemente de su severidad, registrándose el momento de su aparición. Se presentan los 120 primeros casos operados en el Hospital General Docente "Abel Santamaría Cuadrado" entre octubre del año 2011 y febrero de 2012. En 21 de ellos, se realizó sólo el transvaginal obturatriz Tape, mientras que en 99 casos se emplazó el transvaginal obturatriz tape en el contexto de otra intervención quirúrgica. Resultados: En 120 casos se asociaron 99 cirugías, la asociación mayor fue transvaginal obturatriz tape a colpoperineoplastia anterior. La edad media de 49 años, paridad de 3 y todas multíparas, cursando la mayoría la peri menopausia. Asociado a otra cirugía, 99 pacientes, predominó la colpoperinorrafia anterior. El tiempo de internación posoperatorio en los casos de emplazamiento sólo de transvaginal obturatriz tape fue de 6 horas. Solo existió una lesión vesical, ninguna de uretrales, ni de otras vísceras. Los resultados a mediano plazo son muy satisfactorios. Conclusiones: La técnica quirúrgica es reglada, segura y reproducible. Es posible adaptar la técnica a otras intervenciones reparadoras del piso pélvico.Introduction: The emplacement of a sub-urethral sling through the obturator foramens constitutes a new approach to treat stress urinary incontinence in females. Objective: To describe the surgical procedure, measuring the security, results and possible complications at medium term. Material and method: Retrospective analysis of patients suffering from stress urinary incontinence operated in the service by transvaginal obturator-tape. Postoperative continence considering the patients that were cured, who had total continence, together with the analysis of failures of any type of involuntary loss with stress, regardless its severity and checking the onset were included, being the first 120 cases operated at "Abel Santamaria Cuadrado" University Hospital from October 2011 to February 2012. In 21 cases (out of the 120 Transvaginal obturator-tape procedure was used, meanwhile in 99 cases this procedure was performed in the context of another surgical treatment. Results: In 120 cases only 99 surgeries were associated, the major association corresponded to transvaginal obturator-tape and anterior colpoperineorrhaphy. The time of admission for the postoperative period in the cases of transvaginal obturator-tape was 6 hours. Only a vesical lesion was observed, neither the urethra nor viscera were affected. Results at medium term are very satisfactory. Conclusion: The surgical procedure is regulated, safe and it can be reproduced. It is possible to apply this procedure in other surgeries to correct the pelvic floor.

  7. Transvaginal obturatriz tape en el tratamiento de la incontinencia urinaria de esfuerzo femenina / Transvaginal obturator-tape to treat stress urinary incontinence in females

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    Yordanis, Álvarez Riveras; Nersa, Gutiérrez Valdés; Yohanys María, Zubizarreta Vega.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El emplazamiento de un sling suburetral a través de los agujeros obturadores constituye un nuevo abordaje para el tratamiento de la incontinencia de orina de esfuerzo en la mujer. Objetivo: Describir la técnica quirúrgica, medir la seguridad, resultados y posibles complicaciones a medi [...] o plazo. Material y método: Análisis retrospectivo de pacientes con incontinencia urinaria de esfuerzo operadas en nuestro servicio, mediante la técnica transvaginal obturatriz tape. Se evaluó la continencia postoperatoria, considerando a las pacientes curadas si presentaban continencia total y como fracaso a cualquier tipo de pérdida involuntaria con el esfuerzo, independientemente de su severidad, registrándose el momento de su aparición. Se presentan los 120 primeros casos operados en el Hospital General Docente "Abel Santamaría Cuadrado" entre octubre del año 2011 y febrero de 2012. En 21 de ellos, se realizó sólo el transvaginal obturatriz Tape, mientras que en 99 casos se emplazó el transvaginal obturatriz tape en el contexto de otra intervención quirúrgica. Resultados: En 120 casos se asociaron 99 cirugías, la asociación mayor fue transvaginal obturatriz tape a colpoperineoplastia anterior. La edad media de 49 años, paridad de 3 y todas multíparas, cursando la mayoría la peri menopausia. Asociado a otra cirugía, 99 pacientes, predominó la colpoperinorrafia anterior. El tiempo de internación posoperatorio en los casos de emplazamiento sólo de transvaginal obturatriz tape fue de 6 horas. Solo existió una lesión vesical, ninguna de uretrales, ni de otras vísceras. Los resultados a mediano plazo son muy satisfactorios. Conclusiones: La técnica quirúrgica es reglada, segura y reproducible. Es posible adaptar la técnica a otras intervenciones reparadoras del piso pélvico. Abstract in english Introduction: The emplacement of a sub-urethral sling through the obturator foramens constitutes a new approach to treat stress urinary incontinence in females. Objective: To describe the surgical procedure, measuring the security, results and possible complications at medium term. Material and meth [...] od: Retrospective analysis of patients suffering from stress urinary incontinence operated in the service by transvaginal obturator-tape. Postoperative continence considering the patients that were cured, who had total continence, together with the analysis of failures of any type of involuntary loss with stress, regardless its severity and checking the onset were included, being the first 120 cases operated at "Abel Santamaria Cuadrado" University Hospital from October 2011 to February 2012. In 21 cases (out of the 120) Transvaginal obturator-tape procedure was used, meanwhile in 99 cases this procedure was performed in the context of another surgical treatment. Results: In 120 cases only 99 surgeries were associated, the major association corresponded to transvaginal obturator-tape and anterior colpoperineorrhaphy. The time of admission for the postoperative period in the cases of transvaginal obturator-tape was 6 hours. Only a vesical lesion was observed, neither the urethra nor viscera were affected. Results at medium term are very satisfactory. Conclusion: The surgical procedure is regulated, safe and it can be reproduced. It is possible to apply this procedure in other surgeries to correct the pelvic floor.

  8. Toward Fuzzy block theory

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    Owladeghaffari, H

    2008-01-01

    This study, fundamentals of fuzzy block theory, and its application in assessment of stability in underground openings, has surveyed. Using fuzzy topics and inserting them in to key block theory, in two ways, fundamentals of fuzzy block theory has been presented. In indirect combining, by coupling of adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (NFIS) and classic block theory, we could extract possible damage parts around a tunnel. In direct solution, some principles of block theory, by means of different fuzzy facets theory, were rewritten.

  9. The comparisan of effects of ropivacaine and ropivacaine plus neastigmine in axillary brachial block procedure

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    Beyaz?t Zencirci

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Axillary block can be achieved either with transarterial, paresthesia technique or via nerve stimulator usage. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of ropivacaine and ropivacaine plus neostigmine on post-operative analgesia and motor block, administered for axillary block with nerve-stimulator technique in neurosurgical patients scheduled to undergo operation for carpal tunnel syndrome.Material and Methods: 44 ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists II or I cases were randomly separated into two groups. Cases in the 1st group (Group RP treated with 0.75% ropivacaine (40 ml + 1 ml of NaCl 0.9% and 2nd (Group RN with 0.75% ropivacaine (40 ml + 1 ml (500 mcg of neostigmine. Sensorial and motor block beginning time, degree and total block times were also observed.Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the groups regarding the beginning time and rate of complete sensory, motor block observed, and also sensory and motor block duration times.Conclusion: Neostigmine supplementation to ropivacaine for axillary block had no additional effect on sensory and motor block beginning time, duration and also quality. We conclude that ropivacaine has adequate effect on sensory and motor block for brachial plexus block procedure without the need for additional adjuvant neostigmine supplementation.

  10. Calcium-activated potassium channels mediate prejunctional inhibition of peripheral sensory nerves.

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    Stretton, D; Miura, M; Belvisi, M G; Barnes, P J

    1992-02-15

    Activation of several receptors, including mu-opioid, alpha 2-adrenergic, and neuropeptide Y receptors, inhibits excitatory nonadrenergic noncholinergic (NANC) neural responses in airways, which were mediated by the release of peptides from capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves. This raises the possibility of a common inhibitory mechanism, which may be related to an increase in K+ conductance in sensory nerves. To examine this hypothesis, we have studied whether K(+)-channel blockers inhibit the effects of neuromodulators of sensory nerves in guinea pig bronchi by using selective K(+)-channel blockers. Charybdotoxin (ChTX; 10 nM), which blocks large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+)-channel function, completely blocked and reversed the inhibitory effects of a mu-opioid agonist, neuropeptide Y, and an alpha 2-adrenoceptor agonist on excitatory NANC responses. Neither inhibitors of ATP-sensitive K+ channels (BRL 31660 or glibenclamide, both at 10 microM) nor an inhibitor of small conductance Ca(2+)-activated K+ channels (apamin; 0.1 microM) were effective. This suggests that ChTX-sensitive K(+)-channel activation may be a common mechanism for the prejunctional modulation of sensory nerves in airways. This may have important implications for the control of neurogenic inflammation. PMID:1371356

  11. [Prevalence of Martin-Gruber anastomosis on motor nerve conduction studies].

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    Hasegawa, O; Matsumoto, S; Iino, M; Kirigaya, N; Mimura, E; Wada, N; Gondo, G

    2001-02-01

    Prevalence of median to ulnar anastomosis in the forearm(Martin-Gruber anastomosis; MGA) to the first dorsal interosseous(FDI), abductor digiti quinti (ADQ) and adductor pollicis(AP) was investigated. Subjects contained 106 patients with normal nerve conduction or patients with various neuropathies. Recording electrodes were placed on the motor point of FDI, ADQ and AP. Supramaximal stimulations were given to the median and ulnar nerves at the wrist or above the elbow. The diagnosis of MGA was made by the following criteria; amplitude of compound muscle action potential(CMAP) increased after elbow stimulation as compared with the wrist stimulation in median nerve conduction studies. The corresponding decrease in CMAP amplitude was found after above elbow stimulation as compared with the wrist stimulation in ulnar nerve conduction studies. No MGA was found in 80(75%) out of 106 patients. MGA to FDI was found in all 26 patients who had MGA. MGA to ADQ and AP was found in 11% and 10% of the patients, respectively. Only 8 out of 26 patients had MGA to all 3 muscles. In the presence of MGA median motor nerve conduction studies demonstrate larger CMAP, with a small initial positivity, after elbow stimulation than after wrist stimulation. And moreover, ulnar motor nerve conduction studies reveal a conduction block-like finding in the forearm. In this study MGA was found in 25% of the patient to FDI, in 11% to ADQ and in 10% to AP. Although a very small MGA might be overlooked in our method, such a small MGA doesn't mislead us into erroneous interpretation of motor nerve conduction studies. PMID:11268580

  12. Ultrasound-guided single-penetration dual-injection block for leg and foot surgery : a prospective, randomized, double-blind study

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    BØrglum, Jens; Johansen, Karina

    2014-01-01

    We describe a new approach to blocking the sciatic and saphenous nerves in the proximal thigh (level of the lesser trochanter or immediately below) using a single-penetration dual-injection (SPEDI) technique. The popliteal-sciatic approach necessitates repositioning of the leg exposing the popliteal fossa and an extra injection for the saphenous nerve (SAN) block at the midthigh level. We introduce an alternative, effective, and possibly faster method.

  13. Run-down of neuromuscular transmission during repetitive nerve activity by nicotinic antagonists is not due to desensitization of the postsynaptic receptor.

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    Hong, S.J.; Chang, C.C.

    1991-01-01

    1. Whether the function of the postsynaptic acetylcholine receptor is use-dependently affected by repetitive nerve stimulation in the presence of competitive antagonists was studied in the mouse phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparation. 2. For electrophysiological experiments, the preparation was immobilized by synthetic mu-conotoxin, which preferentially blocks muscular Na-channels causing neither depolarization of the membrane potential, inhibition of quantal transmitter release, nor depress...

  14. Differential Reanimation of the Upper and Lower Face Using 2 Interpositional Nerve Grafts in Total Facial Nerve Reconstruction

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    Nishibayashi, Akimitsu; Yano, Kenji; Hosokawa, Ko

    2015-01-01

    Summary: Radical parotidectomy often results in complex facial nerve defects involving the main nerve trunk and multiple distal nerve branches. Although cable nerve grafting often leads to good nerve regeneration, severe synkinesis due to aberrant axonal regrowth is inevitable. In such situations, the use of 2 motor sources to differentially reanimate the upper and lower face could minimize synkinesis. Here we describe a method of total facial nerve reconstruction in which the upper and lower face are differentially reconstructed with the hypoglossal nerve and facial nerve, respectively, using 2 interpositional nerve grafts. Reconstruction of the lower face with the facial nerve restored voluntary and coordinated animation, and reconstruction of the upper face with the hypoglossal nerve restored frontalis muscle tone and eye closure. These results suggest that our method could serve as an alternative to conventional techniques that use only the facial or hypoglossal nerve. PMID:26579350

  15. Paclitaxel alters sensory nerve biomechanical properties.

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    Bober, Brian G; Shah, Sameer B

    2015-10-15

    Paclitaxel is an effective chemotherapeutic that, despite its common use, frequently causes debilitating peripheral sensory neuropathy. Paclitaxel binds to and stabilizes microtubules, and through unknown mechanisms, causes abnormal microtubule aggregation. Given that microtubules contribute to the mechanical properties of cells, we tested the hypothesis that paclitaxel treatment would alter the stiffness of sensory nerves. Rat sural nerves were excised and soaked in Ringer's solution with or without paclitaxel. Nerves were secured between a force transducer and actuator, and linearly strained. Stress-strain curves were generated, from which elastic moduli were calculated. Paclitaxel treated nerves exhibited significantly higher moduli in both linear and transition regions of the curve. A composite-tissue model was then generated to estimate the stiffness increase in the cellular fraction of the nerve following paclitaxel treatment. This model was supported experimentally by data on mechanical properties of sural nerves stripped of their epineurium, and area fractions of the cellular and connective tissue components of the rat sural nerve, calculated from immunohistochemical images. Model results revealed that the cellular components of the nerve must stiffen 12x to 115x, depending on the initial axonal modulus assumed, in order to achieve the observed tissue level mechanical changes. Consistent with such an increase, electron microscopy showed increased microtubule aggregation and cytoskeletal packing, suggestive of a more cross-linked cytoskeleton. Overall, our data suggests that paclitaxel treatment induces increased microtubule bundling in axons, which leads to alterations in tissue-level mechanical properties. PMID:26321364

  16. Etiological factors of traumatic peripheral nerve injuries

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    Eser Filiz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Traumatic injury of peripheral nerves is a worldwide problem and can result in significant disability. Management of peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs requires accurate localization and the assessment of severity of the lesion. Aim: The purpose of this study is to analyze the data of patients with PNIs referred for electromyography to a tertiary care hospital. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective study of clinical and electromyographic data of patients with PNIs seen over a period of eight-years (1999-2007 in a tertiary hospital. The data collected included: Demographic data, cause, type of lesion, anatomical location of the lesion, and the mechanism of lesion. Results: During the study period 938 patients were seen with nerve injuries and the distribution of nerve injuries was: PNIs: 1,165; brachial plexus lesions: 76; and lumbar plexus lesions: 7. The mean age was 31.8 years (range 2-81 years and the male to female ratio was 2.4:1. The most frequent nerve injuries were ulnar nerve in the upper extremity and sciatic nerve in the lower extremity. The most common cause of nerve injury was motor vehicle accidents. Two-thirds of the PNIs were partial. Conclusion: This study can serve as a guide to determine the epidemiology and classification of traumatic peripheral and plexus injuries.

  17. Stem cell salvage of injured peripheral nerve.

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    Grimoldi, Nadia; Colleoni, Federica; Tiberio, Francesca; Vetrano, Ignazio G; Cappellari, Alberto; Costa, Antonella; Belicchi, Marzia; Razini, Paola; Giordano, Rosaria; Spagnoli, Diego; Pluderi, Mauro; Gatti, Stefano; Morbin, Michela; Gaini, Sergio M; Rebulla, Paolo; Bresolin, Nereo; Torrente, Yvan

    2015-01-01

    We previously developed a collagen tube filled with autologous skin-derived stem cells (SDSCs) for bridging long rat sciatic nerve gaps. Here we present a case report describing a compassionate use of this graft for repairing the polyinjured motor and sensory nerves of the upper arms of a patient. Preclinical assessment was performed with collagen/SDSC implantation in rats after sectioning the sciatic nerve. For the patient, during the 3-year follow-up period, functional recovery of injured median and ulnar nerves was assessed by pinch gauge test and static two-point discrimination and touch test with monofilaments, along with electrophysiological and MRI examinations. Preclinical experiments in rats revealed rescue of sciatic nerve and no side effects of patient-derived SDSC transplantation (30 and 180 days of treatment). In the patient treatment, motor and sensory functions of the median nerve demonstrated ongoing recovery postimplantation during the follow-up period. The results indicate that the collagen/SDSC artificial nerve graft could be used for surgical repair of larger defects in major lesions of peripheral nerves, increasing patient quality of life by saving the upper arms from amputation. PMID:24268028

  18. Facial nerve palsy associated with underwater barotrauma.

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    Whelan, T R

    1990-01-01

    This report describes a case of facial nerve palsy following barotitis media sustained at shallow depth. The neuropraxia is likely to have been due to the direct effect of pressure, facilitated by a congenital hiatus in the bony canal protecting the facial nerve in the middle ear.

  19. Communications Between the Trigeminal Nerve and the Facial Nerve in the Face: A Systematic Review.

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    Hwang, Kun; Yang, Su Cheol; Song, Ju Sung

    2015-07-01

    The aim of the article is to elucidate the communications between the trigeminal nerve and facial nerve in the face. In a PubMed search, 328 studies were found using the terms 'trigeminal nerve, facial nerve, and communication.' The abstracts were read and 39 full-text articles were reviewed. Among them, 11 articles were analyzed. In the studies using dissection, the maxillary branch (V2) had the highest frequency (95.0%?±?8.0%) of communication with the facial nerve, followed by the mandibular branch (V3) (76.7%?±?38.5%). The ophthalmic branch (V1) had the lowest frequency of communication (33.8%?±?19.5%). In a Sihler stain, all of the maxillary branches and mandibular branches had communications with the facial nerve and 85.7% (12/14 hemifaces) of the ophthalmic branches had communications. The frequency of communications between the trigeminal nerve and facial nerve were significantly higher (P?=?0.00, t-test) in the studies using a Sihler stain (94.7%?±?1.1%) than the studies using dissection (76.9?±?35.8). The reason for the significantly higher frequency of trigeminal-facial communication in the studies using a Sihler stain is because of the limitation of the Sihler stain itself. This technique cannot differentiate the motor nerves from sensory nerves at the periphery, and a crossover can be misinterpreted as communication near to nerve terminal. PMID:26114519

  20. Contribution of the distal nerve sheath to nerve and muscle preservation following denervation and sensory protection.

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    Veltri, Karen; Kwiecien, Jacek M; Minet, Wyatt; Fahnestock, Margaret; Bain, James R

    2005-01-01

    The goal of this study was to determine the contribution of the distal nerve sheath to sensory protection. Following tibial nerve transection, rats were assigned to one of the following groups: (1) saphenous-to-tibial nerve neurorrhaphy; (2) saphenous-to-gastrocnemius neurotization; (3) unprotected controls (tibial nerve transection); or (4) immediate common peroneal-to-tibial nerve neurorrhaphy. After a 6-month denervation period and motor reinnervation, ultrastructural, histologic, and morphometric analyses were performed on the distal tibial nerve and gastrocnemius muscle cross-sections. Sensory axons neurotized to muscle maintain existing muscle integrity, as demonstrated by less fibrosis, collagenization, and fat deposition, more than unprotected muscle, and preserve the distribution pattern of fast twitch fibers. However, neurorrhaphy of the sensory nerve to the distal tibial nerve (involving the distal nerve sheath) improves existing endoneurial sheath structure, demonstrated by reduced collagen, and enhances regeneration, shown by improved axon-to-Schwann cell coupling and increased axon area. The authors conclude that sensory protection of muscle does not require the distal nerve sheath, but that preservation of the distal sheath may contribute to enhanced nerve regeneration. PMID:15672322

  1. Nerve Growth Factor-mediated Neurite Outgrowth via Regulation of Rab5

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    Liu, Jay; Lamb, Darija; Chou, Margaret M.; Liu, Yong-Jian; Li, Guangpu

    2007-01-01

    Nerve growth factor (NGF) induces neurite outgrowth and differentiation in a process that involves NGF binding to its receptor TrkA and endocytosis of the NGF–TrkA complex into signaling endosomes. Here, we find that biogenesis of signaling endosomes requires inactivation of Rab5 to block early endosome fusion. Expression of dominant-negative Rab5 mutants enhanced NGF-mediated neurite outgrowth, whereas a constitutively active Rab5 mutant or Rabex-5 inhibited this process. Consistently, inact...

  2. Effect of tetanus toxin on oxytocin and vasopressin release from nerve endings of the neurohypophysis

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    Halpern, J L; Habig, W H; Trenchard, H; Russell, J T; Thuesen, Leif

    1990-01-01

    The effect of tetanus toxin on neuropeptide hormone release from isolated nerve endings of the neural lobe of rat pituitaries (neurosecretosomes) was measured in a perfusion system. Tetanus toxin inhibited depolarization-evoked release of oxytocin and vasopressin in a time- and dose-dependent manner. At 1 microgram/ml, tetanus toxin blocked stimulated release by 85%. Tetanus toxin that was preincubated with a neutralizing monoclonal antibody or heated to 100 degrees C had no effect on hormone re...

  3. Cranial nerves III, IV and VI

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    Because of advances in CT and MR imaging, accurate identification and evaluation of cranial nerve lesions is now possible. Cranial nerves III, IV, and VI, providing motor and sensory control of the eye, can be evaluated as a unit. In this paper, the authors present an overview of the anatomy and pathology of these cranial nerves. We first illustrate their normal anatomic pathways from the brain stem to the orbit. This is followed by clinical examples of patients with a variety of isolated and complex palsies of these three cranial nerves. This is accomplished by inclusion of ocular photographs, correlative imaging studies, and the use of diagrams. Knowledge of the gross and imaging anatomy and the ophthalmologic manifestations of pathology affecting these three cranial nerves permits a tailored approach to their evaluation

  4. Update on nerve repair by biological tubulization.

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    Geuna, Stefano; Tos, Pierluigi; Titolo, Paolo; Ciclamini, Davide; Beningo, Teresa; Battiston, Bruno

    2014-01-01

    Many surgical techniques are available for bridging peripheral nerve defects. Autologous nerve grafts are the current gold standard for most clinical conditions. In selected cases, alternative types of conduits can be used. Although most efforts are today directed towards the development of artificial synthetic nerve guides, the use of non-nervous autologous tissue-based conduits (biological tubulization) can still be considered a valuable alternative to nerve autografts. In this paper we will overview the advancements in biological tubulization of nerve defects, with either mono-component or multiple-component autotransplants, with a special focus on the use of a vein segment filled with skeletal muscle fibers, a technique that has been widely investigated in our laboratory and that has already been successfully introduced in the clinical practice. PMID:24606921

  5. An Important Chemical Weapon Group: Nerve Agents

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    Hakan Yaren

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available As a result of developing modern chemistry, nerve agents, which are one of the most important group of efficient chemical warfare agents, were developed just before Second World War. They generate toxic and clinical effects via inhibiting acetylcholinesterase irreversibly and causing excessive amounts of acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses in the body. Clinical symptoms are occurred as a result of affected muscarinic (stimulation of secretuar glands, miosis, breathing problems etc., nicotinic (stimulation of skeletal muscles, paralyse, tremors etc. and central nerve system (convulsions, loss of consciousness, coma etc. areas. In case of a nerve agent exposure, treatment includes the steps of ventilation, decontamination, antidotal treatment (atropine, oximes, diazepam and pyridostigmine bromide and supportive theraphy. Because of arising possibility of using chemical warfare agents due to current conjuncture of the world, medical staff should know about nerve agents, their effects and how to treat the casualties exposured to nerve agents. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2007; 6(6.000: 491-500

  6. An Important Chemical Weapon Group: Nerve Agents

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    Hakan Yaren

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available As a result of developing modern chemistry, nerve agents, which are one of the most important group of efficient chemical warfare agents, were developed just before Second World War. They generate toxic and clinical effects via inhibiting acetylcholinesterase irreversibly and causing excessive amounts of acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses in the body. Clinical symptoms are occurred as a result of affected muscarinic (stimulation of secretuar glands, miosis, breathing problems etc., nicotinic (stimulation of skeletal muscles, paralyse, tremors etc. and central nerve system (convulsions, loss of consciousness, coma etc. areas. In case of a nerve agent exposure, treatment includes the steps of ventilation, decontamination, antidotal treatment (atropine, oximes, diazepam and pyridostigmine bromide and supportive theraphy. Because of arising possibility of using chemical warfare agents due to current conjuncture of the world, medical staff should know about nerve agents, their effects and how to treat the casualties exposured to nerve agents. [TAF Prev Med Bull. 2007; 6(6: 491-500

  7. The impact of optic nerve movement on optic nerve magnetic resonance diffusion parameters

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    Anand Moodley

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Optic nerve diffusion imaging is a useful investigational tool of optic nerve microstructure, but is limited by eye-movement-induced optic nerve movement and artifacts from surrounding cerebrospinal fluid, fat, bone and air. Attempts at improving patient cooperation, thus voluntarily limiting eye movement during a standard diffusion imagingsequence, are usually futile. The aim of this study was to establish the impact of optic nerve movement on clinical diffusion parameters of the optic nerve.Method: Twenty-nine healthy volunteers with intact vision and intact conjugate gaze were recruited and subjected to magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI and diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI of the optic nerves. Twenty right eyes had nerve tracking done using single-shot echo-planar imaging at 20 time points over 3 minutes. Optic nerve movement measurements were correlated with diffusion parameters of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC, mean diffusivity (MD, fractional anisotropy (FA and anisotropic index(AI using Spearman’s rank correlation.Results: No significant correlations were noted between optic nerve movement parameters and ADC in the axial plane and MD of the optic nerve. Low to moderate negative correlations were noted between optic nerve movement parameters and AI and FA and positive correlation with ADC in the radial plane.Conclusion: Optic nerve movement documented during the timespan of standard diffusion sequences (DWI and DTI has a negative effect on the anisotropic diffusion parameters of the optic nerve. With greater eye movement, optic nerve diffusion appears less anisotropic owing to greater radial diffusion.

  8. Nerve growth factor, neuropeptides and cutaneous nerves in atopic dermatitis

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    Hodeib Abeer

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Neurogenic components, as neurotrophic factors and neuropeptides, are probably involved in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD with the neuroimmunocutaneous system as they modify the functions of immunoactive cells in the skin. Nerve growth factor (NGF is the best-characterized member of the neurotrophin family. Both NGF and neuropeptides (NPs may be associated with the disease pathogenesis. Aim: This study aims to evaluate the plasma level of NGF and NPs in AD patients and correlate them with the disease activity and nerve changes in the skin by electron microscopy. Materials and Methods: Plasma levels of NGF and vasoactive intestinal peptide (+VIP were measured by an immunoenzymatic assay while plasma levels of calcitonine gene related peptide (CGRP and neuropeptide Y (NPY were measured by radioimmunoassay in 30 AD patients in comparison to 10 normal non-atopic controls. Electron microscopic study was done in 10 AD patients. Results: It has been found that there is significant increase of plasma levels of NGF and NPs in AD patients compared with controls. There is a positive correlation between the plasma levels of NGF and disease activity (correlation coefficient = 0.750, P< 0.005. There is a significant correlation between the number of Schwann axon complex, evidenced by electron microscopic examination and plasma level of NGF in AD patients. Conclusion: It has been concluded that these neurogenic factors; NGF and NPs modulate the allergic response in AD, probably through interactions with cells of the immune-inflammatory component. NGF might be considered as a marker of the disease activity.

  9. Comparison of two approaches of infraclavicular brachial plexus block for orthopaedic surgery below mid-humerus

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    Vikas Trehan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The brachial plexus in infraclavicular region can be blocked by various approaches. Aim of this study was to compare two approaches (coracoid and clavicular regarding success rate, discomfort during performance of block, tourniquet tolerance and complications. The study was randomised, prospective and observer blinded. Sixty adult patients of both sexes of ASA status 1 and 2 requiring orthopaedic surgery below mid-humerus were randomly assigned to receive nerve stimulator guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block either by lateral coracoid approach (group L, n = 30 or medial clavicular approach (group M, n = 30 with 25-30 ml of 0.5% bupivacaine. Sensory block in the distribution of five main nerves distal to elbow, motor block (Grade 1-4, discomfort during performance of block and tourniquet pain were recorded by a blinded observer. Clinical success of block was defined as the block sufficient to perform the surgery without any supplementation. All the five nerves distal to elbow were blocked in 77 and 67% patients in groups L and M respectively. Successful block was observed in 87 and 73% patients in groups L and M, respectively (P > 0.05. More patients had moderate to severe discomfort during performance of block due to positioning of limb in group M (14 vs. 8 in groups M and L. Tourniquet was well tolerated in most patients with successful block in both groups. No serious complication was observed. Both the approaches were equivalent regarding success rate, tourniquet tolerance and safety. Coracoid approach seemed better as positioning of operative limb was less painful, coracoids process was easy to locate and the technique was easy to learn and master.

  10. Residual Antimicrobial Activity of MTAD(® in Human Dentin After Obturation with Gutta-Percha/AH26 and Resilon/RealSeal SE at Different Time Intervals; An Ex Vivo Study.

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    Behnam Bolhari

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    Full Text Available To eliminate microorganisms that are responsible for pulpal and periapical infections and to prevent reinfection of the root canal system an effective chemomechanical preparation by irrigants with sustained antimicrobial activity is beneficial. Hereby, we evaluated the residual antibacterial activity of MTAD after canal obturation at different time intervals.A total of 120 human single-canalled anterior teeth were selected. The root canals were instrumented to a standardized apical size. Among all, 90 teeth received final irrigation with MTAD and were divided into three groups according to their obturation materials; i.e. gutta-percha/AH26, Resilon/RealSeal SE and positive controls. All these groups were divided into three 1-, 3- and 6-week time interval subgroups. Thirty teeth as negative control had no final irrigation with MTAD, but were obturated with gutta-percha/AH26 or Resilon/RealSealSE. Dentin powder was prepared after 1, 3 and 6 weeks. Dentin powder was exposed to Enterococcus faecalis for 24h and then cultured. Colony Forming Unit (CFU was counted.Residual antimicrobial activity of MTAD in the teeth obturated with guttapercha/AH26 was significantly higher than the teeth obturated with Resilon/RealSeal SE (p<0.001. It also showed a time dependent decrease in MTAD antimicrobial activity for all groups. The highest antimicrobial activity of MTAD was found in the 1-week positive control and 1-week gutta-percha/AH26 specimens. The lowest antimicrobial activity of MTAD was found in 6-week Resilon/RealSeal SE samples and then the negative controls.MTAD had antimicrobial activity even at the sixth week, although it had a time-dependent decrease. Resilon/Epiphany SE significantly decreased antimicrobial activity of MTAD at all time points.

  11. Restoration of nerve agent inhibited muscle force production in human intercostal muscle strips with HI 6.

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    Seeger, T; Niessen, K V; Langer, P; Gerhardus, J; Worek, F; Friess, H; Bumm, R; Mihaljevic, A L; Thiermann, H

    2011-09-25

    An important factor for successful therapy of poisoning with organophosphorus compounds (OP) is the rapid restoration of blocked respiratory muscle function. To achieve this goal, oximes are administered for reactivation of inhibited acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Unfortunately, clinically used oximes, e.g. obidoxime and pralidoxime, are of limited effectiveness in poisoning with different OP nerve agents requiring the search for alternative oximes, e.g. HI 6. In view of substantial species differences regarding reactivation properties of oximes, the effect of HI 6 was investigated with sarin, tabun and soman exposed human intercostal muscle. Muscle force production by indirect field stimulation and the activity of the human muscle AChE was assessed. 30 ?M HI 6 resulted in an almost complete recovery of sarin blocked muscle force and in an increase of completely inhibited muscle AChE activity to approx. 30% of control. In soman or tabun exposed human intercostal muscle HI 6 (50 and 100 ?M) had no effect on blocked muscle force or on inhibited human muscle AChE activity. In addition, HI 6 up to 1000 ?M had no effect on soman blocked muscle force indicating that this oxime has no direct, pharmacological effect in human tissue. These results emphasize that sufficient reactivation of AChE is necessary for a beneficial therapeutic effect on nerve agent blocked neuromuscular transmission. PMID:21803135

  12. Atitudes de anestesiologistas e médicos em especialização em anestesiologia dos CET/SBA em relação aos bloqueios nervosos dos membros superior e inferior / The attitude of anesthesiologists and anesthesiology residents of the CET/SBA regarding upper and lower limb nerve blocks / Actitudes de anestesiólogos y médicos en especialización en anestesiología de los CET/SBA con relación a los bloqueos nerviosos de los miembros superior e inferior

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    Pablo Escovedo, Helayel; Diogo Brüggemann da, Conceição; Mario José da, Conceição; Gustavo Luchi, Boos; Gustavo Bertoni de, Toledo; Getúlio Rodrigues de, Oliveira Filho.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O emprego da anestesia regional, em especial dos bloqueios nervosos periféricos (BNP) tem aumentado na prática anestesiológica devido à menor necessidade de instrumentação de vias aéreas, menor custo e excelente analgesia pós-operatória. Entretanto, sua utilização sofre re [...] strições causadas pela falta de treinamento, maior tempo de realização, temor de complicações neurológicas e toxicidade sistêmica. O objetivo desse estudo foi medir as atitudes de anestesiologistas e médicos em especialização nos Centros de Ensino e Treinamento (CET/SBA) em relação aos BNP. MÉTODO: Foi construído um questionário com 25 itens sendo disponibilizado eletronicamente e por correio aos responsáveis de 80 CET, seus instrutores e médicos em especialização. RESULTADOS: Quarenta e dois CET (52,5%) devolveram 188 questionários, sendo 62 (32%) médicos em especialização (ME) e 126 (68%) anestesiologistas. O coeficiente de confiabilidade de Cronbach do questionário foi 0,79. A análise fatorial revelou seis fatores, que explicaram 53% da variância dos escores: fator 1 - atitudes positivas, responsável por 18,34 % da variância; fator 2 - treinamento/aplicação, responsável por 11,73 % da variância; fator 3 - aspectos negativos, responsável por 7,11 % da variância; fator 4 - fatores limitantes, responsável por 6,39 % da variância; fator 5 - anestesia regional como diferencial de competência, responsável por 5,79% da variância; e fator 6 - respeito pelo paciente, responsável por 5,4 % da variância. CONCLUSÕES: O questionário mostrou-se uma ferramenta fidedigna para medida de atitudes com relação à anestesia regional. Os anestesiologistas demonstraram maior interesse nos aspectos relacionados aos pacientes enquanto os ME tiveram como foco principal a aquisição de habilidades técnicas. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El uso de la anestesia regional, en especial de los bloqueos nerviosos periféricos (BNP) ha aumentado en la práctica anestesiológica, debido a una menor necesidad de instrumentación de las vías aéreas, a un menor coste y a una excelente analgesia postoperatoria. Sin embarg [...] o, su utilización sufre restricciones causadas por la falta de entrenamiento, un mayor tiempo de realización, el temor de las complicaciones neurológicas y la toxicidad sistémica. El objetivo de este estudio, fue medir las actitudes de anestesiólogos y médicos en especialización en los Centros de Enseñanza y Entrenamiento (CET/SBA) con relación a los BNP. MÉTODO: Se constituyó un cuestionario con 25 ítems, quedando a disposición electrónicamente y por correo, para los responsables de 80 CET, sus instructores y médicos en especialización. RESULTADOS: Cuarenta y dos CET (52,5%) devolvieron 188 cuestionarios, siendo 62 (32%) médicos en especialización (ME) y 126 (68%) anestesiólogos. El coeficiente de confiabilidad de Cronbach del cuestionario fue de 0,79. El análisis factorial reveló seis factores que explicaron un 53% de la variancia de los puntajes: factor 1 - actitudes positivas, responsables de un 18,34 % de la variancia; factor 2 - entrenamiento/aplicación, responsable de un 11,73 % de la variancia; factor 3 - aspectos negativos, responsable de un 7,11 % de la variancia; factor 4 - factores limitantes, responsable de un 6,39 % de la variancia; factor 5 - anestesia regional como diferencial de competencia, responsable de un 5,79 % de la variancia; y factor 6 - respecto del paciente, responsable de un 5,4 % de la variancia. CONCLUSIONES: El cuestionario pareció ser una herramienta fidedigna para mensurar las actitudes con relación a la anestesia regional. Los anestesiólogos demostraron un mayor interés en los aspectos relacionados con los pacientes, mientras los ME tuvieron como foco principal la adquisición de habilidades técnicas. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of regional blocks especially peripheral nerve blocks (PNB) has been increasing in anesthesiology due to the reduced need t

  13. Atitudes de anestesiologistas e médicos em especialização em anestesiologia dos CET/SBA em relação aos bloqueios nervosos dos membros superior e inferior Actitudes de anestesiólogos y médicos en especialización en anestesiología de los CET/SBA con relación a los bloqueos nerviosos de los miembros superior e inferior The attitude of anesthesiologists and anesthesiology residents of the CET/SBA regarding upper and lower limb nerve blocks

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    Pablo Escovedo Helayel

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O emprego da anestesia regional, em especial dos bloqueios nervosos periféricos (BNP tem aumentado na prática anestesiológica devido à menor necessidade de instrumentação de vias aéreas, menor custo e excelente analgesia pós-operatória. Entretanto, sua utilização sofre restrições causadas pela falta de treinamento, maior tempo de realização, temor de complicações neurológicas e toxicidade sistêmica. O objetivo desse estudo foi medir as atitudes de anestesiologistas e médicos em especialização nos Centros de Ensino e Treinamento (CET/SBA em relação aos BNP. MÉTODO: Foi construído um questionário com 25 itens sendo disponibilizado eletronicamente e por correio aos responsáveis de 80 CET, seus instrutores e médicos em especialização. RESULTADOS: Quarenta e dois CET (52,5% devolveram 188 questionários, sendo 62 (32% médicos em especialização (ME e 126 (68% anestesiologistas. O coeficiente de confiabilidade de Cronbach do questionário foi 0,79. A análise fatorial revelou seis fatores, que explicaram 53% da variância dos escores: fator 1 - atitudes positivas, responsável por 18,34 % da variância; fator 2 - treinamento/aplicação, responsável por 11,73 % da variância; fator 3 - aspectos negativos, responsável por 7,11 % da variância; fator 4 - fatores limitantes, responsável por 6,39 % da variância; fator 5 - anestesia regional como diferencial de competência, responsável por 5,79% da variância; e fator 6 - respeito pelo paciente, responsável por 5,4 % da variância. CONCLUSÕES: O questionário mostrou-se uma ferramenta fidedigna para medida de atitudes com relação à anestesia regional. Os anestesiologistas demonstraram maior interesse nos aspectos relacionados aos pacientes enquanto os ME tiveram como foco principal a aquisição de habilidades técnicas.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El uso de la anestesia regional, en especial de los bloqueos nerviosos periféricos (BNP ha aumentado en la práctica anestesiológica, debido a una menor necesidad de instrumentación de las vías aéreas, a un menor coste y a una excelente analgesia postoperatoria. Sin embargo, su utilización sufre restricciones causadas por la falta de entrenamiento, un mayor tiempo de realización, el temor de las complicaciones neurológicas y la toxicidad sistémica. El objetivo de este estudio, fue medir las actitudes de anestesiólogos y médicos en especialización en los Centros de Enseñanza y Entrenamiento (CET/SBA con relación a los BNP. MÉTODO: Se constituyó un cuestionario con 25 ítems, quedando a disposición electrónicamente y por correo, para los responsables de 80 CET, sus instructores y médicos en especialización. RESULTADOS: Cuarenta y dos CET (52,5% devolvieron 188 cuestionarios, siendo 62 (32% médicos en especialización (ME y 126 (68% anestesiólogos. El coeficiente de confiabilidad de Cronbach del cuestionario fue de 0,79. El análisis factorial reveló seis factores que explicaron un 53% de la variancia de los puntajes: factor 1 - actitudes positivas, responsables de un 18,34 % de la variancia; factor 2 - entrenamiento/aplicación, responsable de un 11,73 % de la variancia; factor 3 - aspectos negativos, responsable de un 7,11 % de la variancia; factor 4 - factores limitantes, responsable de un 6,39 % de la variancia; factor 5 - anestesia regional como diferencial de competencia, responsable de un 5,79 % de la variancia; y factor 6 - respecto del paciente, responsable de un 5,4 % de la variancia. CONCLUSIONES: El cuestionario pareció ser una herramienta fidedigna para mensurar las actitudes con relación a la anestesia regional. Los anestesiólogos demostraron un mayor interés en los aspectos relacionados con los pacientes, mientras los ME tuvieron como foco principal la adquisición de habilidades técnicas.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of regional blocks especially peripheral nerve blocks (PNB has been increasing in anesthesiology due to the reduced need to manage the airways, lower cost, and excellent postoperative analges

  14. Speech evaluation with and without palatal obturator in patients submitted to maxillectomy Avaliação de fala com e sem obturador de palato em pacientes submetidos à maxilectomia

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    Viviane de Carvalho-Teles

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Most patients who have undergone resection of the maxillae due to benign or malignant tumors in the palatomaxillary region present with speech and swallowing disorders. Coupling of the oral and nasal cavities increases nasal resonance, resulting in hypernasality and unintelligible speech. Prosthodontic rehabilitation of maxillary resections with effective separation of the oral and nasal cavities can improve speech and esthetics, and assist the psychosocial adjustment of the patient as well.The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the palatal obturator prosthesis on speech intelligibility and resonance of 23 patients with age ranging from 18 to 83 years (Mean = 49.5 years, who had undergone inframedial-structural maxillectomy. The patients were requested to count from 1 to 20, to repeat 21 words and to spontaneously speak for 15 seconds, once with and again without the prosthesis, for tape recording purposes. The resonance and speech intelligibility were judged by 5 speech language pathologists from the tape recordings samples. The results have shown that the majority of patients (82.6% significantly improved their speech intelligibility, and 16 patients (69.9% exhibited a significant hypernasality reduction with the obturator in place. The results of this study indicated that maxillary obturator prosthesis was efficient to improve the speech intelligibility and resonance in patients who had undergone maxillectomy.A maioria dos pacientes submetidos a ressecções de maxila apresenta alterações nas funções de fala e de deglutição. O acoplamento das cavidades oral e nasal resulta em hipernasalidade de graus variados e no comprometimento da inteligibilidade de fala. A reabilitação protética tem como objetivo separar as cavidades oral e nasal podendo reduzir as alterações de ordem estética, funcional e ainda melhorar o ajustamento social deste paciente. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a eficácia da prótese obturadora de palato quanto à inteligibilidade e à ressonância de fala em 23 pacientes com idades entre 18 e 83 anos (Média = 49,5 anos submetidos à maxilectomia inframeso-estrutura. Para fins de gravação, os pacientes foram solicitados a realizar oralmente a contagem de números de 1 a 20; a repetir 21 palavras balanceadas foneticamente e a realizar 15 segundos de conversa espontânea, uma vez com e outra vez sem a prótese. Este material de fala foi apresentado a 5 fonoaudiólogos para os julgamentos de inteligibilidade e ressonância de fala. Os resultados revelaram que 82,6% apresentaram uma melhora significante da inteligibilidade de fala e 69,6% obtiveram uma redução significante da hipernasalidade após a adaptação da prótese obturadora de palato. Os resultados deste estudo demonstraram que a prótese obturadora de palato mostrou-se eficaz na melhora da inteligibilidade e ressonância de fala dos pacientes submetidos à maxilectomia.

  15. A cadaveric study to determine the minimum volume of methylene blue to completely color the nerves of brachial plexus in cats. An update in forelimb and shoulder surgeries

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    Rodrigo, Mencalha; Neide, Fernandes; Carlos Augusto dos Santos, Sousa; Marcelo, Abidu-Figueiredo.

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To determine the minimum volume of methylene blue (MB) to completely color the brachial plexus (BP) nerves, simulating an effective anesthetic block in cats. METHODS: Fifteen adult male cat cadavers were injected through subscapular approach with volumes of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 ml in both f [...] orelimbs, for a total of 30 brachial plexus blocks (BPB). After infusions, the specimens were carefully dissected preserving each nervous branch. The measurement of the effective area was indicated by the impregnation of MB. Nerves were divided into four segments from the origin at the spinal level until the insertion into the thoracic limb muscles. The blocks were considered effective only when all the nerves were strongly or totally colored. RESULTS: Volumes of 2, 3 and 4 ml were considered insufficient suggesting a failed block, however, volumes of 5 and 6 ml were associated with a successful block. CONCLUSIONS: The injection of methylene blue, in a volume of 6 ml, completely colored the brachial plexus. At volumes of 5 and 6 ml the brachial plexus blocks were considered a successful regional block, however, volumes of 2, 3 and 4 ml were considered a failed regional block.

  16. Analgesia controlada pelo paciente reduz consumo de bupivacaína no bloqueio femoral no tratamento da dor pós-operatória após reconstrução do ligamento cruzado anterior do joelho Analgesia controlada por el paciente reduce consumo de bupivacaína en bloqueo femoral para manejo de dolor postoperatorio en reconstrucción de ligamento cruzado anterior de rodilla Patient controlled analgesia reduces the consumption of bupivacaine in femoral nerve block for the treatment of postoperative pain after reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament of the knee

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    Victor A. Contreras-Domínguez

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O bloqueio femoral contínuo (BFC é utilizado na analgesia pós-operatória das substituições articulares de quadril e joelho com bom resultado. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a utilidade do BFC, comparando três esquemas de administração de bupivacaína após reconstrução do ligamento cruzado anterior (LCA do joelho por artroscopia. MÉTODO: Estudo prospectivo controlado de 90 pacientes estado físico ASA I e II. Os pacientes foram divididos em três grupos: Grupo 1 (n = 30: 10 mL.h-1 em infusão contínua (IC de bupivacaína 0,125% + clonidina 1µg.mL-1 (B + C; Grupo 2 (n = 30: 5 mL.h-1 em IC + 2,5 mL de B + C em PCA a cada 30 min; Grupo 3 (n = 30: 5 mL.h-1 de B + C em PCA cada 30 min. A anestesia foi por via subaracnóidea. A dor pós-operatório foi registrada às 2, 4, 6, 24 e 48 horas após a operação avaliada pela Escala Analógica Visual (VAS. Anotou-se também consumo de bupivacaína e morfina. RESULTADOS: Não foram registradas diferenças nas variáveis demográficas entre ambos os grupos. O VAS pós-operatório entre 2 e 48 horas não mostrou diferenças. O consumo de morfina entre 4 e 48 horas foi similar nos três grupos (p = 0,07. No grupo em que só foi utilizado o modo PCA, o consumo de bupivacaína foi significativamente menor (p JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El bloqueo femoral continuo (BFC se utiliza en la analgesia postoperatoria de los reemplazos articulares de cadera y rodilla con buen resultado. El objetivo es evaluar la utilidad del BFC, comparando 3 esquemas de administración de bupivacaína en reconstrucción de ligamento cruzado anterior (LCA de rodilla asistida por artroscopía. MÉTODO: Estudio prospectivo controlado de 90 pacientes estado físico ASA I y II estables. Los pacientes fueron divididos en tres grupos. El Grupo 1 (n = 30: 10 mL.h-1 en infusión continua (IC de bupivacaína 0,125% + clonidina 1µg.mL-1 (B + C; Grupo 2 (n = 30: 5 mL.h-1 en IC + 2,5 mL de B + C en PCA a cada 30 min; Grupo 3 (n = 30: 5 mL.h-1 de B + C en PCA cada 30 min. Los pacientes fueron intervenidos bajo anestesia espinal. Se registró dolor posquirúrgico a las 2, 4, 6, 24 y 48 horas mediante Escala Visual Análoga (EVA, consumo de morfina y bupivacaína. RESULTADOS: No se registraron diferencias en las variables demográficas entre ambos grupos. El EVA postoperatorio entre las 2 y 48 horas no mostró diferencias. El consumo de morfina entre las 4 y 48 horas fue similar en los 3 grupos (p = 0,07. En el grupo en que sólo se utilizó modo PCA, el consumo de bupivacaína fue significativamente menor (p BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB is used in postoperative analgesia of hip and knee replacement surgeries with good results. The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of CFNB, comparing 3 administration schedules of bupivacaine in the arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL repair of the knee. METHODS: A prospective, controlled study with 90 stable patients, physical status ASA I and II was undertaken. Patients were divided in three groups: Group 1 (n = 30: continuous infusion (CI at a rate of 10 mL.h-1 of 0.125% bupivacaine + clonidine 1 µg.ml-1 (B+C; Group 2 (n = 30: CI at a rate of 5 mL.h-1 + PCA with 2.5 ml of B+C every 30 minutes; Group 3 (n = 30: PCA with 5 mL.h-1 of B+C every 30 minutes. Patients underwent spinal anesthesia. Postoperative pain at 2, 4, 6, 24, and 48 hours, using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS, and consumption of morphine and bupivacaine were recorded. RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences regarding the demographic data in both groups. The postoperative VAS between 2 and 48 hours did not show any differences. Morphine consumption between 4 and 48 hours was similar in all 3 groups (p = 0.07. The consumption of bupivacaine was significantly lower in the group that used only PCA (p < 0.001. CONCLUSIONS: Continuous femoral nerve block is a useful technique to manage postoperative pain after ACL repair. A rate of 5 mL.h-1 in CI or PCA boluses assures excellent pos

  17. Block That Pain!

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    Skip Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Block That Pain! Past Issues / Fall 2007 Table of ... contrast, most pain relievers used for surgical procedures block activity in all types of neurons. This can ...

  18. Histological Consequences of Needle-Nerve Contact following Nerve Stimulation in a Pig Model

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    Steinfeldt, T.; Graf, J.; Schneider, J.; Nimphius, W.; Weihe, E.; Borgeat, A.; Wulf, H.; Wiesmann, T.

    2011-01-01

    Background. Nerve stimulation can facilitate correct needle placement in peripheral regional anesthesia. The aim of this study was to determine whether the high threshold current is associated with reduced nerve injury due to fewer needle-nerve contacts compared with low current. Methods. In anaesthetized pigs, thirty-two nerves of the brachial plexus underwent needle placement at low (0.2?mA) or high current (1.0?mA). The occurrence of needle-nerve contact was recorded. After 48 hours, the nerves were analyzed for occurrence of histological changes. Nerve injury was scored ranging from 0 (no injury) to 4 (severe injury). Results. The frequency of needle-nerve contact was 94% at low compared to 6% at high current. The score was significantly higher at low (median [interquartile range] 2.0 [1.0-2.0]) compared to high current (0.0 [0.0-1.0] P = .001). Conclusions. Inflammatory responses were directly related to needle-nerve contacts. Hence, posttraumatic inflammation may be diminished using higher current for nerve localization. PMID:21716736

  19. Optical Biopsy of Peripheral Nerve Using Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy: A New Tool for Nerve Surgeons?

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    Liao, Joseph C; Curtin, Catherine M

    2015-01-01

    Peripheral nerve injuries remain a challenge for reconstructive surgeons with many patients obtaining suboptimal results. Understanding the level of injury is imperative for successful repair. Current methods for distinguishing healthy from damaged nerve are time consuming and possess limited efficacy. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is an emerging optical biopsy technology that enables dynamic, high resolution, sub-surface imaging of live tissue. Porcine sciatic nerve was either left undamaged or briefly clamped to simulate injury. Diluted fluorescein was applied topically to the nerve. CLE imaging was performed by direct contact of the probe with nerve tissue. Images representative of both damaged and undamaged nerve fibers were collected and compared to routine H&E histology. Optical biopsy of undamaged nerve revealed bands of longitudinal nerve fibers, distinct from surrounding adipose and connective tissue. When damaged, these bands appear truncated and terminate in blebs of opacity. H&E staining revealed similar features in damaged nerve fibers. These results prompt development of a protocol for imaging peripheral nerves intraoperatively. To this end, improving surgeons' ability to understand the level of injury through real-time imaging will allow for faster and more informed operative decisions than the current standard permits. PMID:26430636

  20. Does nerve identification during open inguinal herniorrhaphy reduce the risk of nerve damage and persistent pain?

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    Bischoff, J M; Aasvang, E K

    2012-01-01

    PURPOSE: Nerve identification during open inguinal hernia herniorrhaphy has been suggested as one of the factors that may reduce the risk of development of persistent postherniorrhaphy pain. In this prospective study, we evaluated whether intraoperative inguinal nerve identification influenced the risk of development of persistent postherniorrhaphy pain, sensory dysfunction in the groin and functional ability score after open hernia repair. METHODS: A total of 244 men with a primary inguinal hernia underwent open Lichtenstein repair in a high-volume hernia surgery centre, where information on inguinal nerve identification was registered during operation. Before the operation and 6 months postoperatively, functional pain-related impairment was assessed with Activities Assessment Scale and pain intensity scores with Numeric Rating Scale (NRS 0-10). Quantitative sensory testing in the groin was performed before operation and 6 months postoperatively, in order to investigate intraoperative inguinal nerve damage. RESULTS: The intraoperative nerve identification rates for the iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerves were 94.7, 97.5 and 21.3 %, respectively. Thirty-nine patients (16.0 %) had substantial pain-related functional impairment at 6 months follow-up. There was no difference in risk of development of substantial pain-related functional impairment in patients with identification compared with non-identification of the iliohypogastric nerve (P = 1.0), the ilioinguinal nerve (P = 0.59), the genitofemoral nerve (P = 0.40) or all nerves (P = 0.52). There were no differences in regard to sensory loss in the groin area or in regard to improvement in functional outcome following surgery, between patients with and without nerve identification. CONCLUSIONS: Although intraoperative inguinal nerve identification should be aimed at, other factors may contribute to the risk of nerve damage and persistent pain after open groin hernia repair.