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  1. CT-guided obturator nerve block via the posterior approach

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    To describe the technique of obturator nerve block under CT guidance via the posterior approach, and to evaluate the efficacy of the procedure in the short-term and mid-term relief of chronic hip pain. Consecutive patients referred for obturator nerve block were prospectively enrolled in this study. Under CT-guidance, via a posterior approach through the pelvis, local anaesthetic and steroid were infiltrated around the obturator nerve using a 22G spinal needle. Fifty-one patients (19 male, 32 female), mean age 54 years, with hip pain refractory to conventional therapy underwent the procedure. Visual Analogue Scale pain scores were recorded before the procedure and at 30 minutes, 24 hours, 1 week and 3 months thereafter. Pain scores within 30 minutes showed a decrease from a mean ± SD score of 8.41±1.22 pre-procedure to 2.86±2.1, p<0.001. At 24 hours, the mean pain score was 2.06±1.76, a decrease of 76% from pre-procedural score, p<0.001. Sustained pain relief at 1 week and 3 months was attained in 92% (mean pain score 2.41±2.2, p<0.001) and 82% (mean pain score 3.80±2.94, p<0.001) of cases respectively. Follow-up data was complete for all 51 patients. No serious side-effects were reported. (orig.)

  2. CT-guided obturator nerve block for diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions of the hip

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    Obturator nerve blocks (ONB) have been performed by anaesthesiologists mainly to eliminate the obturator reflex during transurethral resections. An effect on hip pain has also been described. However, being a time-consuming and operator-dependent procedure if performed manually, it has not been widely used for chronic hip pain. The purpose of this pilot study was to check whether CT guidance could improve reproducibility of the block (= immediate effect) and to test its potential value for treatment of chronic hip pain. Fifteen chronically ill patients with osteoarthritis underwent a single ONB. Sixteen millilitres of Lidocaine 1 % mixed with 2 ml Iopramide was injected into the obturator canal. The patients were followed up to 9 months after the intervention. With a single injection pain relief was achieved for 1-8 weeks in 7 of 15 patients. Excellent pain relief for 3-11 months was achieved in another 4 patients. Reasons for a mid-term or even long-term effect based on a single injection of local anaesthetic are not exactly known. The CT-guided ONB is a fast, easy and safe procedure that may be useful for mid-term (weeks) and sometimes even long-term (months) treatment of hip pain. (orig.)

  3. Neurolytic blockade of the obturator nerve in the treatment of idiopatic obturator neuralgia

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    ?ulafi? Slobodan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Idiopathic obturator neuralgia is a rare chronic pain condition. It consists of pain radiating from the obturator nerve territory to the inner thigh. However, the symptomatic obturator neuralgia is commonly caused by the obturator canal bowel hernia that causes painful compressive neuropathy in more than 85% of the cases. Case report. A 61-year-old female who underwent right femoral amputation due to the occlusion of the aortofemoral vascular graft, complained of the pain characterized by its localization in the inguinal region and anterointernal side of the right inner thigh. Computer tomography and MRI findings excluded obturator canal herniation or lumbar plexopathy. A diagnosis of the obturator neuralgia was confirmed by an analgesic block of the obturator nerve. Thereafter, the neurolitic blockade of the right obturator nerve was done. The complete pain relief was achieved. Pain relief was complete in three-month follow-up period. Conclusion. Neurolitic blockade is an efficacious method in treating chronic pain caused by the idiopathic obturator neuralgia.

  4. 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)

  5. Nerve Blocks

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    ... as the sciatic nerve, your doctor will tell you to speak up if you get a sudden jolt of pain. This means ... covered by insurance and the possible charges that you will incur. Web ... from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society ...

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

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    Joern William-Patrick Michael

    2011-03-01

    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.

  7. Magnetic resonance neurography-guided nerve blocks for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

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    Fritz, Jan; Chhabra, Avneesh; Wang, Kenneth C; Carrino, John A

    2014-02-01

    Magnetic resonance (MR) neurography - guided nerve blocks and injections describe a techniques for selective percutaneous drug delivery, in which limited MR neurography and interventional MR imaging are used jointly to map and target specific pelvic nerves or muscles, navigate needles to the target, visualize the injected drug and detect spread to confounding structures. The procedures described, specifically include nerve blocks of the obturator nerve, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, pudendal nerve, posterior femoral cutaneous nerve, sciatic nerve, ganglion impar, sacral spinal nerve, and injection into the piriformis muscle. PMID:24210321

  8. Techniques of facial nerve block.

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    Schimek, F; Fahle, M

    1995-01-01

    The efficacy of different techniques of facial nerve block for cataract surgery was investigated. Forty four patients underwent either modified O'Brien, Atkinson, van Lint, or lid blocks. Intentional muscle activity of the orbicularis oculi muscle was recorded and the area under the EMG curve calculated for quantitative comparison of muscle activity between the groups before and after injection of lignocaine with the vasoconstrictor naphazoline nitrate. In addition, the force of lid closure was measured and lid motility determined on a subjective score scale. Whereas the modified O'Brien and lid blocks nearly abolished the muscle activity recorded in the EMG (p < 0.003), the Atkinson and van Lint blocks did not significantly affect these variables. The O'Brien and lid blocks decreased the force of lid closure and lid movements far more effectively than the Atkinson and van Lint blocks (p < 0.0001). The topographic distribution of a mixture of metrizamide and lignocaine solutions was evaluated radiographically in eight additional patients, to assess potential causes for differences in the efficacy of the block techniques. The radiological results showed involvement of the region of the facial nerve trunk and its temporal and cervical divisions by the modified O'Brien block. The lid block, on the other hand, affected terminal branches of the facial nerve's temporal division. In this study, complete lid akinesia was achieved by both the modified O'Brien block and the lid block. However, because the modified O'Brien block involves the risk of neural injury to the facial nerve or its main divisions, the lid block is recommended as the most effective and safe method to achieve akinesia of the orbicularis oculi muscle. Images PMID:7696239

  9. Ultrasound-Guided Three-In-One Nerve Block for Femur Fractures

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    Christos, Steve C.; Chiampas, George; Offman, Ryan; Rifenburg, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Femur fractures typically affect elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities. Pain control can be difficult, requiring intensive nursing and physician care as elderly patients may manifest cardiovascular and respiratory complications from opiate administration. Ultrasound (US) guided three-in-one (3-in-1) femoral nerve block (FNB) is an option for pain management in patients with femur fractures, as it provides regional anesthesia to the femoral, obturator and lateral cutaneous nerves. Our ...

  10. Techniques of facial nerve block.

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    Schimek, F.; Fahle, M.

    1995-01-01

    The efficacy of different techniques of facial nerve block for cataract surgery was investigated. Forty four patients underwent either modified O'Brien, Atkinson, van Lint, or lid blocks. Intentional muscle activity of the orbicularis oculi muscle was recorded and the area under the EMG curve calculated for quantitative comparison of muscle activity between the groups before and after injection of lignocaine with the vasoconstrictor naphazoline nitrate. In addition, the force of lid closure w...

  11. Hip hemiarthroplasty using major lower limb nerve blocks: A preliminary report of a case series

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    Taha, Ahmad Muhammad; Ghoneim, Mohammed Abd-Elfttah

    2014-01-01

    Background: Major lower limb nerve blocks are relatively safe techniques. However, their efficacy for hip hemiarthroplasty is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of combined femoral, sciatic, obturator and lateral femoral cutaneous (LFC) nerve blocks in providing adequate anesthesia for hip hemiarthroplasty. Materials and Methods: A total of 20 patients with fracture neck femur; who underwent hip hemiarthroplasty, participated in this observational study. In the induction room, all patients received ultrasound-guided femoral, proximal obturator, LFC and parasacral sciatic nerve blocks in addition to local infiltration at the proximal site of the skin incision. Anesthesia was considered to be adequate only if the surgery was completed without any requirement for opioid administration. Results: All patients (100% [95% confidence interval, 86-100%]) had adequate anesthesia. Seventeen patients (85% [95% confidence interval, 63-96%] had mild discomfort during the reduction of the prosthetic femur head back into the hip socket; however, no supplementary analgesics were required. Conclusion: The combined femoral, sciatic, obturator and LFC nerve blocks in addition to local infiltration at the proximal site of skin incision could provide adequate anesthesia for hip hemiarthroplasty. Light sedation before reduction of the prosthetic femur head back into the hip socket is advisable. PMID:25191186

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. Superior laryngeal nerve block: an anatomical study.

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    Stockwell, M; Lozanoff, S; Lang, S A; Nyssen, J

    1995-01-01

    Superior laryngeal nerve anaesthesia is frequently used to facilitate endotracheal intubation in the awake patient. We have modified the transcutaneous approach to this nerve block to employ a short bevel needle. This improves tactile perception in performing the procedure thus simplifying identification of the correct depth of injection. This study was designed to determine the anatomical basis of superior laryngeal nerve anaesthesia and to estimate the success rate using our modified technique. At autopsy, 20 cadavers had nerve block performed substituting 0.02% methylene blue for local anaesthetic. Dissection was then performed to identify the anatomical structures stained by the simulated local anaesthetic. Additional dissections were performed in formalin-fixed cadavers. We found that the dye was injected into the paraglottic space bounded laterally by the thyrohyoid membrane and thyroid cartilage, medially by the laryngeal submucosa, caudad by the conus elasticus, cephalad by the hyoid bone, and anteriorly and posteriorly by the anterior and posterior thyrohyoid ligaments, respectively. The internal laryngeal nerve, the sensory branch of the superior laryngeal nerve, passed through this compartment and was heavily stained with simulated local anaesthetic. Resistance to the passage of the short bevel needle was provided by the lateral glossoepiglottic fold, not the thyrohyoid membrane as we had expected. Of 40 injections, 39 were deemed successful for a success rate of 97.5%. We conclude that this is a simple and highly successful technique for performing superior laryngeal nerve anaesthesia. PMID:7712327

  15. The Role of Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks

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    Aguirre, José de; Del Moral, Alicia; Cobo, Irina; Borgeat, Alain; Blumenthal, Stephan

    2012-01-01

    A continuous peripheral nerve block (cPNB) is provided in the hospital and ambulatory setting. The most common use of CPNBs is in the peri- and postoperative period but different indications have been described like the treatment of chronic pain such as cancer-induced pain, complex regional pain syndrome or phantom limb pain. The documented benefits strongly depend on the analgesia quality and include decreasing baseline/dynamic pain, reducing additional analgesic requirements, decrease of po...

  16. Obturator Hernia

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    Obturator hernia is a rare type of pelvic hernia and the clinical diagnosis is difficult to make. However, a delay in diagnosis is associated with a high mortality rate. Sixty-two patients with obturator hernia undergoing surgery at the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital between 1968 and 2006 were assessed, to identity the clinical features of obturator hernias. Patients with obturator hernias tended to be elderly, thin multiparous females. One-third of the cases had bilateral obturator hernia; therefore, bilateral hernias should be ruled out in patients with one obturator hernia. Most patients had a lower-median incision; a bowel resection was done in more than half of cases. Pelvic CT is very useful for diagnosing obturator hernia and allows an early preoperative diagnosis to be made. In this study it was found that bilateral obturator hernias are more common than previously noted. Unfortunately, it is still common for patients not to be properly diagnosed and to receive conservative treatment; the need to rule out obturator hernia should be stressed to all hospital departments. (author)

  17. 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.

  18. The role of continuous peripheral nerve blocks.

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    Aguirre, José; Del Moral, Alicia; Cobo, Irina; Borgeat, Alain; Blumenthal, Stephan

    2012-01-01

    A continuous peripheral nerve block (cPNB) is provided in the hospital and ambulatory setting. The most common use of CPNBs is in the peri- and postoperative period but different indications have been described like the treatment of chronic pain such as cancer-induced pain, complex regional pain syndrome or phantom limb pain. The documented benefits strongly depend on the analgesia quality and include decreasing baseline/dynamic pain, reducing additional analgesic requirements, decrease of postoperative joint inflammation and inflammatory markers, sleep disturbances and opioid-related side effects, increase of patient satisfaction and ambulation/functioning improvement, an accelerated resumption of passive joint range-of-motion, reducing time until discharge readiness, decrease in blood loss/blood transfusions, potential reduction of the incidence of postsurgical chronic pain and reduction of costs. Evidence deriving from randomized controlled trials suggests that in some situations there are also prolonged benefits of regional anesthesia after catheter removal in addition to the immediate postoperative effects. Unfortunately, there are only few data demonstrating benefits after catheter removal and the evidence of medium- or long-term improvements in health-related quality of life measures is still lacking. This review will give an overview of the advantages and adverse effects of cPNBs. PMID:22761615

  19. Horner syndrome following a selective cervical nerve root block.

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    Kaplowitz, Kevin; Lee, Andrew G

    2011-03-01

    A 31-year-old man with cervical degenerative disc disease was seen at an outside institution for a right selective nerve root block at C7. Following the procedure, he had right ptosis and miosis. Pharmacologic testing confirmed a right Horner syndrome. MRI and MRA showed no arterial dissection. This report documents the unusual occurrence of permanent Horner syndrome following a selective cervical nerve root block. PMID:20847700

  20. Clunealgia: CT-guided therapeutic posterior femoral cutaneous nerve block.

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    Kasper, Jared M; Wadhwa, Vibhor; Scott, Kelly M; Chhabra, Avneesh

    2014-01-01

    Clunealgia is caused by neuropathy of inferior cluneal branches of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve resulting in pain in the inferior gluteal region. Image-guided anesthetic nerve injections are a viable and safe therapeutic option in sensory peripheral neuropathies that provides significant pain relief when conservative therapy fails and surgery is not desired or contemplated. The authors describe two cases of clunealgia, where computed-tomography-guided technique for nerve blocks of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve and its branches was used as a cheaper, more convenient, and faster alternative with similar face validity as the previously described magnetic-resonance-guided injection. PMID:24667042

  1. Area of desensitization following mental nerve block in dogs.

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    Krug, William; Losey, Jeannie

    2011-01-01

    Regional nerve blocks are commonly used to provide analgesia for dental and oral surgical procedures. The purpose of this study was to demarcate the areas of the mandible that would be desensitized by application of the mental nerve block. Seven healthy mixed-breed dogs were anesthetized for an annual dental examination and professional teeth cleaning procedure. Bupivacaine HCl (0.4 ml/ m2) was administered at one middle mental foramen based on previously described techniques for the mental nerve block. A noxious stimulus was applied at 23 predetermined ipsilateral mandibular locations using pressure from a mosquito hemostat on the mucocutaneous junction (MCJ) and a dental curette on the vestibular mucogingival line (MGL) at the incisor canine, and premolar teeth; and, the mesial and distal aspects of the first molar tooth. A thermal stimulus using a refrigerant spray on a cotton ball was applied to the ipsilateral canine, third premolar and fourth premolar teeth; and, the mesial and distal aspects of the first molar tooth. Demonstration of nociception or anesthesia was noted and the responses tabulated. The area of desensitized tissues was smaller than expected and highly variable within the study group. In conclusion, the unilateral mental nerve block does not reliably provide generalized desensitization to tissues of the incisive and rostral regions of the mandible. Although the mental nerve block is recommended, other modes of analgesia should be emphasized for surgical and dental procedures involving these areas. PMID:22206140

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

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    Marius von Knoch

    2012-01-01

    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.

  3. Use of Masseteric and Deep Temporal Nerve Blocks for Reduction of Mandibular Dislocation

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    Young, Andrew L.; Khan, Junad; Thomas, Davis C.; Quek, Samuel Y. P.

    2009-01-01

    A patient presented with a unilateral dislocated condyle that was resistant to reduction by simple manual manipulation because of elevator muscle spasm and severe muscle and temporomandibular joint pain. A technique involving a masseteric nerve block and a temporal nerve block was used, allowing a quick, safe, and minimally painful reduction. The method used for delivering these nerve blocks is described here.

  4. 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.

  5. Modeling Electric Fields of Peripheral Nerve Block Needles.

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    Davis, James Ch.; Anderson, Norman E.; Meisel, Mark W.; Ramirez, Jason G.; Kayser Enneking, F.

    2006-03-01

    Peripheral nerve blocks present an alternative to general anesthesia in certain surgical procedures and a means of acute pain relief through continuous blockades. They have been shown to decrease the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting, reduce oral narcotic side effects, and improve sleep quality. Injecting needles, which carry small stimulating currents, are often used to aid in locating the target nerve bundle. With this technique, muscle responses indicate needle proximity to the corresponding nerve bundle. Failure rates in first injection attempts prompted our study of electric field distributions. Finite difference methods were used to solve for the electric fields generated by two widely used needles. Geometric differences in the needles effect variations in their electric field and current distributions. Further investigations may suggest needle modifications that result in a reduction of initial probing failures.

  6. 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.)

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

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    Rothe, C; Steen-Hansen, Christian

    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.

  8. Sciatic nerve blocks for diagnosis of piriformis syndrome

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    We used sciatic nerve block (SNB) to make the differential diagnosis of piriformis syndrome in 188 consecutive patients with sciatica in whom it was impossible to make the diagnosis based on the lumbar MRI findings. We rated the effectiveness of SNB as excellent (60%), good (25%) and poor (15%). After performing SNBs, lumbar radicular blocks, and surgeries based on the initial diagnosis, the final diagnoses were piriformis syndrome (56%), piriformis syndrome complicated with lumbar degenerative disease (4%), lumbar degenerative disease (23%), others or unknown (16%). The prevalence of piriformis syndrome in the excellent effectiveness group was 81%. SNB was effective in all patients with piriformis syndrome and in 66% of the lumbar degeneration patients. The diagnostic value of SNB is of limited value for differentiating piriformis syndrome from lumbar degenerative disease. (author)

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

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    Dafna Geller Palti

    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 region. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Augmented reality guidance system for peripheral nerve blocks

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    Wedlake, Chris; Moore, John; Rachinsky, Maxim; Bainbridge, Daniel; Wiles, Andrew D.; Peters, Terry M.

    2010-02-01

    Peripheral nerve block treatments are ubiquitous in hospitals and pain clinics worldwide. State of the art techniques use ultrasound (US) guidance and/or electrical stimulation to verify needle tip location. However, problems such as needle-US beam alignment, poor echogenicity of block needles and US beam thickness can make it difficult for the anesthetist to know the exact needle tip location. Inaccurate therapy delivery raises obvious safety and efficacy issues. We have developed and evaluated a needle guidance system that makes use of a magnetic tracking system (MTS) to provide an augmented reality (AR) guidance platform to accurately localize the needle tip as well as its projected trajectory. Five anesthetists and five novices performed simulated nerve block deliveries in a polyvinyl alcohol phantom to compare needle guidance under US alone to US placed in our AR environment. Our phantom study demonstrated a decrease in targeting attempts, decrease in contacting of critical structures, and an increase in accuracy of 0.68 mm compared to 1.34mm RMS in US guidance alone. Currently, the MTS uses 18 and 21 gauge hypodermic needles with a 5 degree of freedom sensor located at the needle tip. These needles can only be sterilized using an ethylene oxide process. In the interest of providing clinicians with a simple and efficient guidance system, we also evaluated attaching the sensor at the needle hub as a simple clip-on device. To do this, we simultaneously performed a needle bending study to assess the reliability of a hub-based sensor.

  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. 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...

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

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    K.E. Joubert

    2012-07-01

    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.

  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. Hypoesthesia after IAN block anesthesia with lidocaine: management of mild to moderate nerve injury

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    Moon, Sungjoo; Lee, Seung-Jong; Kim, Euiseong; Lee, Chan-Young

    2012-01-01

    Hypoesthesia after an inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) block does not commonly occur, but some cases are reported. The causes of hypoesthesia include a needle injury or toxicity of local anesthetic agents, and the incidence itself can cause stress to both dentists and patients. This case presents a hypoesthesia on mental nerve area followed by IAN block anesthesia with 2% lidocaine. Prescription of steroids for a week was performed and periodic follow up was done. After 1 wk, the symptoms got mu...

  17. Analgesic effects of maxillary and inferior alveolar nerve blocks in cats undergoing dental extractions.

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    Aguiar, Joana; Chebroux, Alexandre; Martinez-Taboada, Fernando; Leece, Elizabeth A

    2015-02-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effects of maxillary and/or inferior alveolar nerve blocks with lidocaine and bupivacaine in cats undergoing dental extractions. Twenty-nine cats were enrolled. Using an adapted composite pain scale, cats were pain scored before the dental procedure and 30 mins, and 1, 2 and 4 h after isoflurane disconnection. Cats were sedated with buprenorphine (20 µg/kg), medetomidine (10 µg/kg) and acepromazine (20 µg/kg) intramuscularly. Anaesthesia was induced using alfaxalone (1-2 mg/kg) intravenously and maintained with isoflurane in oxygen. Each cat was randomly assigned to receive maxillary and/or inferior alveolar nerve blocks or no nerve blocks prior to dental extractions. Each nerve block was performed using lidocaine (0.25 mg/kg) and bupivacaine (0.25 mg/kg). Heart rate, systolic arterial blood pressure, respiratory rate, end tidal carbon dioxide and isoflurane vaporiser settings were recorded 5 mins before and after the dental extractions, and the difference calculated. Group mean differences (mean ± SD) for heart rate (-9.7 ± 10.6 vs 7.6 ± 9.5 beats/min [nerve block vs control group, respectively], P postoperative pain scores (median [interquartile range]) at 2 h (3 [1.75-4.00] vs 1 [0-2], P = 0.008) and 4 h (4 [2-6] vs 2 [1-2], P = 0.006) after the dental extractions. Maxillary and inferior alveolar nerve blocks with lidocaine and bupivacaine administered prior to dental extractions resulted in a reduction in heart rate and blood pressure while allowing for a reduction in isoflurane. Cats receiving nerve blocks had lower postoperative pain scores than the group without nerve blocks. PMID:24820999

  18. Effect of sympathetic nerve block on acute inflammatory pain and hyperalgesia.

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    Pedersen, J L; Rung, G W

    1997-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Sympathetic nerve blocks relieve pain in certain chronic pain states, but the role of the sympathetic pathways in acute pain is unclear. Thus the authors wanted to determine whether a sympathetic block could reduce acute pain and hyperalgesia after a heat injury in healthy volunteers. METHODS: The study was made as a randomized, single blinded investigation, in which the volunteers served as their own controls. A lumbar sympathetic nerve block and a contralateral placebo block were performed in 24 persons by injecting 10 ml bupivacaine (0.5%) and 10 ml saline, respectively. The duration and quality of blocks were evaluated by the sympatogalvanic skin response and skin temperature. Bilateral heat injuries were produced on the medial surfaces of the calves with a 50 x 25 mm thermode (47 degrees C, 7 min) 45 min after the blocks. Pain intensity induced by heat, pain thresholds to thermal and mechanical stimulation, and secondary hyperalgesia were assessed before block, after block, and 1, 2, 4, and 6 h after the heat injuries. RESULTS: Of the 24 volunteers, eight were excluded because of somatic block or incomplete sympathetic block. The study revealed no significant differences between sympathetic block and placebo for pain or mechanical allodynia during injury, or pain thresholds, pain responses to heat, or areas of secondary hyperalgesia after the injury. The comparisons were done for the period when the block was effective. CONCLUSION: Sympathetic nerve block did not change acute inflammatory pain or hyperalgesia after a heat injury in human skin.

  19. Ultrasound-guided block of the axillary nerve: a volunteer study of a new method

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    Rothe, C; Asghar, S

    2011-01-01

    Interscalene brachial plexus block (IBPB) is the gold standard for perioperative pain management in shoulder surgery. However, a more distal technique would be desirable to avoid the side effects and potential serious complications of IBPB. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to develop and describe a new method to perform an ultrasound-guided specific axillary nerve block.

  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. 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...

  2. 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 mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) venom and toxin I from black mamba (D. polylepis) venom increased the amplitude of e.p.ps by increasing quantal content, and also induced repetitive e.p.ps. 3. Perineural recordings revealed that dendrotoxins could decrease the component of the waveform associated with K+ currents at the nerve terminals, and induce repetitive activation of nerve terminals. 4. In frog motor nerves, dendrotoxins are known to block the fast f1 component of the K+ current at nodes of Ranvier. Blockade of a similar component of the K+ current at motor nerve terminals may be responsible for the effects of these toxins on neuromuscular transmission. 5. Similar conclusions can be drawn from the results obtained from mouse neuromuscular junctions. PMID:2450611

  3. 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.

  4. Prolonged vertigo and ataxia after mandibular nerve block for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia

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    Chaturvedi, Arvind; Dash, HH

    2011-01-01

    Common complications of neurolytic mandibular nerve block are hypoesthesia, dysesthesia, and chemical neuritis. We report a rare complication, prolonged severe vertigo and ataxia, after neurolytic mandibular blockade in a patient suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. Coronoid approach was used for right sided mandibular block. After successful test injection with local anesthetic, absolute alcohol was given for neurolytic block. Immediately after alcohol injection, patient developed nausea and...

  5. Evaluation of Effect of Pudendal Nerve Block on Post Hemmorrhoidectomy Pain

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    M.H. Sarmast Shoshtari

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: Hemorrhoid is one of the most common anorectal disease which presents with pain, bleeding and mass protrusion from anus. One of the most important reasons to avoid operation in these patients fears of the pain. Pain control specially during the first 24 hour postoperation period results in decreasing urinary retension and constipation as well as increasing patients pleasant. In this study we assisted the effect of pudendal nerve block to reduce pain in posthemorrhoidectomy period and compared with those patients without pudendal nerve block.Materials & Methods: We randomized 120 patients with average age of 37.7 year who referred to the hospitals of Ahwaz university for hemorrhoidectomy into 2 groups (N1: 60 N2:60. In the first group pudendal nerve block was done but in the second group we didn't. Then pain scores by analogue scale method were calculated in each group at 2, 6, 12& 24 hours after operations. The scores were matched with Chi- Square test. Also we calculated and compared the dosages of injected narcotics.Results: The average pain scores at 2, 6, 12, 24 hours after operation in the first group (with nerve block. Were 2.53, 2.4, 1.91, 2.7, 2.38, and in the second group (without nerve block were 3.43, 3.23, 2.98, 2.81, 3.11. The average of narcotic dosage in the first group was 0.69 and in the second group was 1.3. P-value in two groups in those times were 0.001, 0.002, 0.001, 0.66. P-value for comparison of two groups was 0.01. P-value for comparison of narcotic consumption was 0.003Conclusions: In this study, we showed that pudendal nerve block in post hemorrhoidectomy period, reduced pain significantly and decreased narcotic consumption as well.

  6. The Incidence of Intravascular Needle Entrance during Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Injection

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    Sara Pourshahidi

    2008-04-01

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    Background and aims. Dentists administer thousands of local anesthetic injections every day. Injection to a highly vascular area such as pterygomandibular space during an inferior alveolar nerve block has a high risk of intravascular needle entrance. Accidental intravascular injection of local anesthetic agent with vasoconstrictor may result in cardiovascular and central nervous system toxicity, as well as tachycardia and hypertension. There are reports that indicate aspiration is not performed in every injection. The aim of the present study was to assess the incidence of intravascular needle entrance in inferior alveolar nerve block injections.

    Materials and methods. Three experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons performed 359 inferior alveolar nerve block injections using direct or indirect techniques, and reported the results of aspiration. Aspirable syringes and 27 gauge long needles were used, and the method of aspiration was similar in all cases. Data were analyzed using t-test.

    Results. 15.3% of inferior alveolar nerve block injections were aspiration positive. Intravascular needle entrance was seen in 14.2% of cases using direct and 23.3% of cases using indirect block injection techniques. Of all injections, 15.8% were intravascular on the right side and 14.8% were intravascular on the left. There were no statistically significant differences between direct or indirect block injection techniques (P = 0.127 and between right and left injection sites (P = 0.778.

    Conclusion. According to our findings, the incidence of intravascular needle entrance during inferior alveolar nerve block injection was relatively high. It seems that technique and maneuver of injection have no considerable effect in incidence of intravascular needle entrance.

  7. An ultrasound-guided technique for axillary brachial plexus nerve block in rabbits.

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    Fonseca, Carla; Server, Anna; Esteves, Marielle; Barastegui, David; Rosal, Marta; Fontecha, Cesar G; Soldado, Francisco

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    Regional anesthesia techniques, such as nerve blocks, are routinely used in humans and can contribute to multimodal approaches to pain management in research animals. Ultrasound guidance is an emerging aspect of regional anesthesia that has the potential to optimize local delivery and distribution of anesthetic agents, thereby reducing the amounts of these agents that must be administered. The authors developed an ultrasound-guided technique for effective block of the axillary brachial plexus in rabbits. They used this technique to carry out nerve block in 14 rabbits. The procedure was accomplished in a relatively short amount of time and achieved successful nerve block in all rabbits with no adverse effects. Sonographic visualization of the distribution of the local anesthetic ropivacaine led to administration of smaller anesthetic doses in eight of the rabbits without affecting the duration of nerve block. The authors conclude that their technique is feasible and safe and provides effective analgesia of the thoracic limb in rabbits. They recommend that this technique be integrated into multimodal approaches to pain management in rabbits undergoing thoracic limb surgery. PMID:25897939

  8. The efficacy of ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block for postoperative pain after caesarean section

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    Sakalli, Melike; Ceyhan, Ay?egül; Uysal, Hale Yarkan; Yazici, I?in; Ba?ar, Hülya

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The effect of ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric (II-IH) nerve block on postoperative pain is well documented when performed before Caesarean section (CS) but the efficacy remains unclear when performed after the surgical procedure. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of II-IH nerve block on postoperative pain and analgesic consumption in patients when performed after CS. METHODS: Sixty ASA I- II patients, scheduled for elective CS were included in the study. After general anaesthesia, patients were allocated into 2 groups randomly. In group I bilateral II-IH block has been performed after the skin closure, with 10 ml of 0.5% ropivacaine on each side. In group II sham block had been performed. For postoperative analgesia all patients received tramadol via i.v patient controlled analgesia. Visual analogue scale (VAS) scored tramadol consumption and side effects. RESULTS: The mean VAS scores in II-IH block group were significantly lower than in sham block group at 6th, 8th, 12th, 24th hours at rest (p < 0.05) and at 6th, 8th hours with movement (p < 0.05). Tramadol usage in II-IH block group was significantly less than in sham block group at all estimated time intervals (p < 0.05). Total tramadol consumption was 331 ± 82 mg in II-IH block group and 622 ± 107 mg in sham block group (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: It was observed that II-IH nerve block when performed after the surgery may reduce analgesic consumption after CS. PMID:21526052

  9. Proximal mandibular nerve block using eletrolocation, for rostral mandibulectomy in a geriatric dog

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    Stefanello, Damiano; Fonda, Diego

    2011-01-01

    Abstract — We describe a case of proximal mandibular nerve block with ropivacaine, using electrolocation, for perioperative pain management in a geriatric dog undergoing rostral mandibulectomy. The patient did not require intraoperative analgesia or analgesic supplementation for 8 h after the end of the surgery

  10. Proximal mandibular nerve block, using electrolocation, for rostral mandibulectomy in a geriatric dog

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    Carotenuto, Alessandra M.; Ravasio, Giuliano; Fonda, Diego; Stefanello, Damiano

    2011-01-01

    We describe a case of proximal mandibular nerve block with ropivacaine, using electrolocation, for perioperative pain management in a geriatric dog undergoing rostral mandibulectomy. The patient did not require intraoperative analgesia or analgesic supplementation for 8 h after the end of the surgery.

  11. Ultrasound-guided nerve block for inguinal hernia repair : a randomized, controlled, double-blind study

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    Bærentzen, Finn; Maschmann, Christian

    2012-01-01

    Open inguinal hernia repair in adults is considered a minor surgical procedure but can be associated with significant pain. We aimed to evaluate acute postoperative pain management in male adults randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block administered before surgery, in addition to a standard analgesic regimen.

  12. The Efficacy of Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Nerve Block for Postoperative Pain After Caesarean Section

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    Melike Sakall?

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background:: The effect of ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric (II-IH nerve block on postoperative pain is well documented when applied before Caesarean section but the efficacy remains unclear when applied after the surgical procedure. Therefore we investigated the effect of II-IH nerve block on postoperative pain and analgesic consumption in patients when applied after Caesarean Section. Methods: Sixty ASA I-II patients, scheduled for elective C/S were included in the study. After general anaesthesia was performed, the patients were allocated into 2 groups randomly. In Group I (n=30, bilateral II-IH block had been applied after the skin closure, with 10 ml of 0.5% ropivacaine on each side. In Group II (n=30 sham block had been applied. For postoperative analgesia all patients received tramadol via i.v patient controlled analgesia. VAS scores, tramadol consumption and side effects at 0th, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 20th, 24th hours were noted. Results: There was no difference between groups regarding demographical data. The mean VAS scores in Group I were significantly lower than in Group II at 6th (p=0.003, 8th (p=0.019, 12th (p=0.024, 24th hours (p=0.004 at rest and at 6th (p=0.022, 8th hours (p=0.047 with movement. Tramadol usage in Group I was significantly less than in Group II at all estimated time intervals (P=0.001. Total tramadol consumption was 331 ± 82 mg in Group I and 622±107 mg in group II (P=0.001. Conclusions: We observed that II-IH nerve block when applied after the surgery may reduce analgesic consumption after C/S. Key Words: Caesarean section, postoperative analgesia, Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric (II-IH nerve block.

  13. 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)

    2013-02-15

    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.

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

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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 nd 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. Our experience of combined femoral sciatic nerve block in the lower extremity surgery

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: In this study, the effectiveness of the combine femoral and sciatic nerve block in lower-extremity surgery was aimed to be investigated.Materals and methods: The patients with ASA I-III group, aged between 18-70 years, who underwent combinede sciatic femoral nerve block in lower-extremity surgery, were retrospectively evaluated.The study included 110 patients. The patients were divided into four groups according to the local anesthetic drugs used; Group I: 30 ml 0.5% Bupivacaine + 10 ml 0.9% NaCl, Group II: 30 ml 0.5% Levobupivacaine + 10 ml 0.9% NaCl, Group III: 30 ml 0.5% Levobupivacaine +10 ml 2% prilocaine HCl, GrupIV: 20 ml 0.5% Bupivacaine + 2 ml 2% Lidocaine HCl. The demographic data, clinical diagnosis, dose and volume of used local anesthetics, application time of the technique, duration of surgery, rates of block success, hemodynamic parameters before and after intervention, the first postoperative analgesic requirements (the first postoperative analgesic need, the amount of analgesic consumption of postoperative first 24 hours, developing complications during and after the process, patient’s and surgical satisfaction data of were recorded.Results: The demographic data of patient group were similar. No significant differences were found in terms of quality of surgical anesthesia and postoperative analgesia between different groups. The combined sciatic femoral nerve block was most frequently performed for ankle surgery. Different local anesthetics doses administered to patients were provided adequate anesthesia. Success of process was found to be 96%.Conclusion: The combined femoral sciatic nerve block applied with the success rate of 96%. The mean duration of adequate anesthesia and postoperative analgesia was 426 minutes. J Clin Exp Invest 2011; 2 (4: 375-379

  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. Sedation with sufentanil and midazolam decreases pain in patients undergoing upper limb surgery under multiple nerve block.

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    Kinirons, B P; Bouaziz, H; Paqueron, X; Ababou, A; Jandard, C; Cao, M M; Bur, M L; Laxenaire, M C; Benhamou, D

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    Multiple nerve blocks may be painful and a source of discomfort. We assessed the efficacy of sufentanil 5 microg combined with midazolam 1 mg in decreasing pain in outpatients after a midhumeral multiple nerve stimulation technique. Visual analog scores for pain were significantly lower in those patients who received sedation before the block, both at the time of block performance (14 +/- 1 vs 27 +/- 2 mm, P < 0.0001) and at discharge (11 +/- 1 vs 24 +/- 2 mm, P < 0. 0001). We conclude that the association of sufentanil and midazolam produced minimal sedation while significantly reducing pain experienced by patients undergoing multiple nerve stimulation. PMID:10781464

  18. 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.

  19. Effect of a single shot sciatic nerve block combined with a continuous femoral block on pain scores after total Knee arthroplasty. A randomized controlled trial

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    Raúl Carvalho

    2011-01-01

    Background and Purpose: Postoperative pain after knee arthroplasty (TKA) is reported as severe in up to 60% of patients. Continuous femoral nerve blocks (CFNB) are a choice for major knee repair, but controversies remain about the need of supplemental sciatic Nerve blocks (SNB) for better analgesia. Our aim is to assess the effect of the association of a SNB to a CFNB to reduce postoperative pain after TKA. Methods: A ...

  20. 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.

  1. Compartment syndrome diagnosed in due time by breakthrough pain despite continuous peripheral nerve block

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    Munk-Andersen, H; Laustrup, T K

    2013-01-01

    We here present a paediatric case with development of acute compartment syndrome in the lower leg secondary to a tibial shaft fracture. The patient was diagnosed in time because of breakthrough pain, despite a well-functioning continuous peripheral nerve block with ropivacaine infusion. Compartment syndrome is a potentially devastating complication to trauma, typically fractures of the tibial shaft and the forearm because of the relatively tight facias and small volume of these compartments.

  2. Neural Modulation of Hemiparetic Shoulder Pain by Repetitive Ultrasound-Guided Suprascapularis Nerve Block

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    Santopadre Domenico; Luigi Di Lorenzo

    2013-01-01

    Background: Neural blockade is widely used in clinical practice to alleviate acute or chronic pain, including pain during rehabilitation. To date there is little controlled evidence to confirm the efficacy of nerve blocks in hemiparetic shoulder pain after stroke. Design: This study is a prospective, open label, cohort trial reporting result from a cohort of stroke patients affected by shoulder pain. Aim: As a cohort study report, in which it is often firstly reported the possibility of an a...

  3. 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.

  4. Scaffolds from alternating block polyurethanes of poly(?-caprolactone) and poly(ethylene glycol) with stimulation and guidance of nerve growth and better nerve repair than autograft.

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    Niu, Yuqing; Li, Linjing; Chen, Kevin C; Chen, Feiran; Liu, Xiangyu; Ye, Jianfu; Li, Wei; Xu, Kaitian

    2015-07-01

    Nerve repair scaffolds from novel alternating block polyurethanes (PUCL-alt-PEG) based on PCL and PEG without additional growth factors or proteins were prepared by a particle leaching method. The scaffolds have pore size 10-20 µm and porosity 92%. Mechanical tests showed that the polyurethane scaffolds have maximum loads of 5.97?±?0.35 N and maximal stresses of 8.84?±?0.5 MPa. Histocompatiblity of the nerve repair scaffolds was tested in a SD rat model for peripheral nerve defect treatment. Two types of treatments including PUCL-alt-PEG scaffolds and autografts were compared in rat model. After 32 weeks, bridging of a 12 mm defect gap by the regenerated nerve was observed in all rats. The nerve regeneration was systematically characterized by sciatic function index (SFI), electrophysiology, histological assessment including HE staining, immunohistochemistry, ammonia sliver staining, Masson's trichrome staining and TEM observation. Results revealed that nerve repair scaffolds from PUCL-alt-PEG exhibit better regeneration effects compared to autografts. Electrophysiological recovery was seen in 90% and 87% of rats in PUCL-alt-PEG and autograft groups respectively. Biodegradation in vitro and in vivo shows good degradation match of PUCL-alt-PEG scaffolds with nerve regeneration. It demonstrates that plain nerve repair scaffolds from PUCL-alt-PEG biomaterials can achieve peripheral nerve regeneration satisfactorily. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A: 103: 2355-2364, 2015. PMID:25410272

  5. 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

  6. Combined femoral and sciatic nerve blocks for lower limb anaesthesia in anticoagulated patients with severe cardiac valvular lesions

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    Tantry Thrivikrama; Kadam Dinesh; Shetty Pramal; Bhandary Sanath

    2010-01-01

    Peripheral nerve block (PNB) in anticoagulated patients is controversial and guidelines are not defined. We report two patients with severe cardiac valvular lesions, who underwent emergency surgeries for lower limb. Both the patients were on anticoagulants, warfarin and heparin in one and aspirin and clopidogrel in the other, with abnormal coagulation profile in the former. Combined femoral and sciatic nerve blocks were used as a sole anaesthetic technique. Postoperatively, the patients were ...

  7. Ultrasound-Guided Greater Occipital Nerve Blocks and Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation for Diagnosis and Treatment of Occipital Neuralgia

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    VanderHoek, Matthew David; Hoang, Hieu T; Goff, Brandon

    2013-01-01

    Occipital neuralgia is a condition manifested by chronic occipital headaches and is thought to be caused by irritation or trauma to the greater occipital nerve (GON). Treatment for occipital neuralgia includes medications, nerve blocks, and pulsed radiofrequency ablation (PRFA). Landmark-guided GON blocks are the mainstay in both the diagnosis and treatment of occipital neuralgia. Ultrasound is being utilized more and more in the chronic pain clinic to guide needle advancement when performing...

  8. Fabricating a hollow bulb obturator

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    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.

  9. Cortisol and pain-related behavior in disbudded goat kids with and without cornual nerve block.

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    Alvarez, L; De Luna, J B; Gamboa, D; Reyes, M; Sánchez, A; Terrazas, A; Rojas, S; Galindo, F

    2015-01-01

    Plasma cortisol and behavior were measured in disbudded goat kids with and without the use of cornual nerve block. A total of 45 kids were used in 5 experimental groups (n=9, males and females). Group LidoD was infiltrated with 1 mL of 2% lidocaine locally at the cornual branches of lacrimal and infratrochlear nerves, 15 min before thermal disbudding. Group Lido was similarly infiltrated and was not disbudded. In group Sim, the disbudding procedure was simulated. A control group (CD) was disbudded without lidocaine infiltration, and group SD was infiltrated with saline before disbudding. The cornual nerve block did not prevent the short-term increase in cortisol levels during and after disbudding. LidoD, CD and SD groups showed higher cortisol concentrations than Lido and Sim (pdisbudding (21.1 ± 3.1; p>0.05). Struggles tended to be higher in SD (16.5 ± 2.5), CD (17.8 ± 2.5) and LidoD (15.6 ± 2.5) than Sim (10.6 ± 2.5; p=0.1). The total behavioral response was different between groups (CD, 59.6 ± 6.8; LidoD, 52 ± 6.8; SD, 62.6 ± 6.8; Sim, 36.8 ± 6.8; p=0.05), and disbudded animals showed the strongest reactions (disbudded, 58.1 ± 3.9 vs non-disbudded, 36.8 ± 6.8; p=0.01). It was concluded that cornual nerve block (lacrimal and infratrochlear) using 2% lidocaine did not prevent pain during thermal disbudding of goat kids. PMID:25447328

  10. 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.

  11. Femoral nerve block for pain relief in hip fracture: a dose finding study.

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    Watson, M J; Walker, E; Rowell, S; Halliday, S; Lumsden, M A; Higgins, M; Binning, A; McConnachie, A

    2014-07-01

    Hip fracture is the most common orthopaedic emergency. We investigated the concentration of 30 ml levobupivacaine that provided analgesia to 50% and 95% of patients with a hip fracture when injected around the femoral nerve under ultrasound guidance. We defined analgesia as a ? 20-point decrease on a 100-point pain scale with reduced cold sensation in the middle third of the anterior thigh 30 min after the nerve block. We increased the concentration of levobupivacaine if the preceding dose had been ineffective and decreased it if the preceding dose had been effective. Probit regression modelling estimated the effective (95% CI) concentration of 30 ml levobupivacaine in 50% and 95% of patients with a fractured hip to be 0.026 (0.023-0.028)% w/v and 0.036 (0.027-0.047)% w/v, respectively. PMID:24862655

  12. The surgeons Halsted and Hall, cocaine and the discovery of dental anaesthesia by nerve blocking.

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    López-Valverde, A; De Vicente, J; Cutando, A

    2011-11-01

    William Stewart Halsted is considered to be one of the most influential and innovative surgeons the USA has ever produced. His contributions to surgery are abundant, ranging from sophisticated surgical techniques in the field of breast surgery, surgery of the digestive apparatus and traumatological interventions, to the introduction of gloves in the operating theatre. Here we present Dr Halsted, together with his aide Dr Hall, as the discoverers of the technique for blocking the inferior alveolar nerve and the antero-superior dental nerve using cocaine as an anaesthetic. The anaesthetic technique, described perfectly by both surgeons in 1885, has been revolutionary in the practice of odontology since its introduction, offering dentists the possibility of performing invasive interventions to the maxillary without pain. PMID:22116238

  13. Cerebellar and brainstem infarction as a complication of CT-guided transforaminal cervical nerve root block

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    A 60-year-old man with a 4-year history of intractable neck pain and radicular pain in the C5 nerve root distribution presented to our department for a CT-guided transforaminal left C5 nerve root block. He had had a similar procedure on the right 2 months previously, and had significant improvement of his symptoms with considerable pain relief. On this occasion he was again accepted for the procedure after the risks and potential complications had been explained. Under CT guidance, a 25G spinal needle was introduced and after confirmation of the position of the needle, steroid was injected. Immediately the patient became unresponsive, and later developed a MR-proven infarct affecting the left vertebral artery (VA) territory. This is the first report of a major complication of a cervical root injection under CT guidance reported in the literature. We present this case report and the literature review of the potential complications of this procedure. (orig.)

  14. Supra-Clavicular Brachial Plexus Block: Ultra-Sonography Guided Technique Offer Advantage Over Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Guided Technique

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    Krutika B Rupera

    2013-06-01

    Conclusion: Ultrasonography guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block is quick to perform, offers improved safety and accuracy in identifying the position of the nerves to be blocked and of the structures. [Natl J Med Res 2013; 3(3.000: 241-244

  15. Alcock canal syndrome due to obturator internus muscle fibrosis.

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    Insola, Angelo; Granata, Giuseppe; Padua, Luca

    2010-09-01

    Alcock canal syndrome is a rare entrapment neuropathy of the pudendal nerve. We report a case of perineal neuralgia where pudendal nerve compression was due to fibrosis of the obturator internus muscle following an injury of the muscle. After being misdiagnosed for 2 years, the patient was diagnosed only after a combined neurophysiologic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) investigation. This case underlines the importance of performing focused neurophysiologic and neuroimaging studies in patients with neuropathic perineal pain in order to reach a correct diagnosis. PMID:20665515

  16. BET 2: Does magnesium prolong the analgaesic effect of bupivacaine in a fascia iliaca nerve block?

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    Kilgour, Peter; Oni, Babajide; Ghanayem, Hisham; Tabone, Dianne

    2015-05-01

    A shortcut review was carried out to establish whether routine use of magnesium as an adjunct to bupivacaine fascia iliaca nerve block in femoral neck fracture was effective in prolonging its analgaesic effect. Forty-four papers were found using the reported searches, of which one presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of this paper are tabulated. It is concluded that while magnesium has the potential to prolong the analgaesic effect of bupivacaine further studies are needed to clarify its exact role and safety profile. PMID:25890943

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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 ev...

  18. 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.

  19. Contralateral Obturator Hernia Immediately after a Right Obturator Herniorrhaphy: A Case Report

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    An obturator hernia is a very rare condition that occurs in elderly debilitated women and its nonspecific symptoms delay the diagnosis. Computed tomography is a useful tool for the early diagnosis of an obturator hernia. Previous studies report that bilateral obturator hernias comprise approximately 6% of all obturator hernias is 6%. To the best of our knowledge, there is no reported case of a contralateral obturator hernia immediately after a herniorrhaphy. We report a case of contralateral obturator hernia that occurred immediately after a right obturator herniorrhaphy

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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    Koshy Rachel

    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.

  7. Effect of cervical sympathetic block on optic nerve sheath diameter measured by ultrasonography.

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    Kim, Min-Soo; Yoon, Kyung Bong; Yoon, Duck Mi; Kim, Do-Hyeong

    2015-06-01

    Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measurement using ocular ultrasonography was introduced as a non-invasive technique to assess intracranial pressure. We investigated changes in ONSD after cervical sympathetic block (CSB). Ultrasound-guided CSB was performed with a lateral approach at the C6 level in 35 patients. ONSD was measured before CSB and after checking for Horner's syndrome 15 minutes after CSB. The mean ONSD was significantly higher after CSB than before (5.15 ± 0.38 mm vs. 4.75 ± 0.32 mm, p < 0.001). A comparison of ONSDs between the blocked and non-blocked sides revealed that these values did not differ significantly between sides at baseline and after CSB. On the basis of these preliminary data, CSB caused an increase in ONSD in patients without intracranial pathology or neurologic disorders. Further larger and controlled studies of the effect of CSB on intracranial pressure in humans are needed to confirm our findings. PMID:25747936

  8. Phrenic nerve block with ultrasound-guidance for treatment of hiccups: a case report

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    Pyylampi Ville

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Persistent hiccups can be more than a simple and short-lived nuisance and therefore sometimes call for serious consideration. Hiccupping episodes that last only a few minutes may be annoying, but persistent hiccups may initiate many major complications. Case presentation A 72-year-old Caucasian man with spinal stenosis presented for L4-5 laminectomy under spinal anesthesia. The surgery and anesthesia, as well as the perioperative period, passed without any incident, except for persistent postoperative hiccups not responding to conservative and pharmacological treatment. Hiccups resulted in a prolonged hospital stay as they lasted until the seventh postoperative day. On that day, a right-sided ultrasound-guided phrenic nerve block with 5 ml of bupivacaine 5 mg/ml with epinephrine was performed successfully with a single-injection technique. Ten minutes after the procedure the hiccups vanished and a partial sensomotoric block of his right shoulder developed. No adverse effect occurred; our patient could be discharged on the same day and the hiccups did not return. Conclusion Ultrasound provides us with non-invasive information regarding anatomy and allows anesthesiologists to visualize needle insertion, to identify the exact location of the injected solution and to avoid such structures as arteries or veins. As such, this method should be actively utilized. In cases where both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments prove to be ineffective when treating persistent hiccups, a single-shot ultrasound-guided technique should be considered before the patient becomes exhausted.

  9. 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 disabiliack pain and minimize the risk of disability. (orig.)

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

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    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

  11. Effect of lingual nerve block on burning mouth syndrome (stomatodynia): a randomized crossover trial.

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    Grémeau-Richard, Christelle; Dubray, Claude; Aublet-Cuvelier, Bruno; Ughetto, Sylvie; Woda, Alain

    2010-04-01

    Burning mouth syndrome (stomatodynia) is associated with changes of a neuropathic nature the main location of which, peripheral or central, remains unknown. A randomised, double-blind crossover design was used to investigate the effects of lingual nerve block on spontaneous burning pain and a possible correlation with the effects of topical clonazepam, the patient's response to a psychological questionnaire, and the taste and heat thresholds. The spontaneous burning was measured with a visual analogue scale (VAS) just before and 15 min after injection. The decreases in VAS score after lidocaine or saline injection were not significantly different (2.7+/-3.9 and 2.0+/-2.6, respectively; n=20). However, two groups of patients could be identified: in a "peripheral group" (n=10) the VAS decrease due to lingual nerve injection was 4.3+/-3.1cm after lidocaine and 0.9+/-0.3 cm after saline (p=0.02). In a "central group" (n=7), there were an increase in pain intensity score (-0.8+/-2.6 cm) after lidocaine and a decrease (1.5+/-3.0 cm) after saline (p=0.15). An increase in the hospital anxiety and depression (HAD) score and a decreased taste sensitivity and heat pain threshold of painful oral area were seen in patients compared with age-and-sex-matched controls (p<0.05). Topical clonazepam treatment tended to be more effective (p=0.07) and HAD score lower (p<0.03) in the peripheral than in the central group. These results suggest that the neuropathic disorder associated with stomatodynia may be predominantly peripheral, central or mixed depending on the individual. Topical application of clonazepam and HAD may serve as indicators of which mechanism is dominating. PMID:20083352

  12. 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

    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 release, the placement of a continuous nerve block catheter subsequently allowed for nearly pain-free low impact passive and guided active mobilization by the performing physiotherapist for three consecutive weeks. This case and a short topical review on the use of SSN block in painful shoulder conditions highlight the possibility of a USG continuous nerve block of the SSN as sufficient pain management in the immediate post-operative period following capsular release of the shoulder. Findings in other painful shoulder conditions and suggestions for future studies are discussed in the text.

  13. Relationship between ventral lumbar disc protrusion and contrast medium leakage during sympathetic nerve block.

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    Tazawa, Toshiharu; Kamiya, Yoshinori; Takamori, Mina; Ogawa, Ken-Ichi; Goto, Takahisa

    2015-02-01

    Ventral disc protrusions have been neglected because they are asymptomatic. Lumbar sympathetic nerve block (LSNB) is one of the clinical choices for refractory low back pain treatment. Leakage of the contrast medium may occur and lead to complications, especially when using a neurolytic agent. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of 52 consecutive patients with refractory low back pain due to lumbar spinal canal stenosis who underwent LSNB, and graded ventral disc protrusion at the L1/2 to L5/S1 vertebral discs on a three-point scale (grade 0 = no protrusion, grade 1 = protrusion without migration, grade 2 = protrusion with migration). We also determined if there was leakage of contrast medium in LSNB. Ventral disc protrusion was observed in all patients, and 75 % (39/52) had grade 2 protrusion in the L1/2-L3/4 vertebral discs. Moreover, the incidence of contrast medium leakage was significantly higher at the vertebrae that had grade 2 protrusion than at those with less protrusion. We revealed a higher incidence of ventral disc protrusion of the lumbar vertebrae than previously reported, and that the incidence of leakage in LSNB increased when ventral disc protrusion was present. To avoid complications, attention should be paid to ventral disc protrusions before performing LSNB. PMID:24981563

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

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    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.

  15. Preventive Effect of Greater Occipital Nerve Block on Severity and Frequency of Migraine Headache

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    Davood Kashipazha

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite a favorable clinical experience, little evidence exists for the efficacy of greater occipital nerve block (GONB in migraine treatment. Considering such a premise, we wished to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of GONB in patients affected by migraine headaches. Methods: A randomized double-blinded controlled trial was conducted on 48 patients suffering from migraine headaches. A syringe containing 1.0 mL of lidocaine 2%, 0.5 mL of either saline (control group, N = 24 or triamcinolone 0.5 mL (intervention group, N = 24 was prepared for each patient. Patients were assessed prior to the injection, and also 2 weeks, 1 month, and 2 months thereafter for severity and frequency of pain, times to use analgesics and any appeared side effects. Results: No significant differences were revealed in pain severity, pain frequency, and analgesics use between the two groups at the four study time points including at baseline, and 2, 4, and 8 weeks after the intervention. However, in both groups, the indices of pain severity, pain frequency, and analgesics use were significantly reduced at the three time points after the intervention compared with before the intervention. Conclusion: GONB with triamcinolone in combination with lidocaine or normal saline with lidocaine results in reducing pain severity and frequency as well as use of analgesics up to two months after the intervention, however any difference attributed to the drug regimens by assessing of the trend of pain characteristics changes.

  16. 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.

  17. Pyomyositis of Obturator Muscles: Unusual Late Presentation

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    Prasad Channappa Soraganvi

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Pyomyositis of obturator muscles is rare condition. Late presentation with deformities of hip misleads the clinician. Late presentation (6 weeks of this condition has not been reported earlier. This report highlights this unusual presentation of Pyomyositis of the obturator muscles. Case Report: We are reporting a 14year old female patient presented with limp and pain in hip since 6 weeks. Her hip radiographs were unremarkable. Patient was admitted and MRI done. MRI findings were consistent with obturator pyomyositis. Diagnosis of pyomyositis confirmed by MRI and we performed percutaneous aspiration and drained about 25ml of purulent material mixed with blood. The culture grew Staphylococcus aureus. Patient received intravenous antibiotic for 1week and oral antibiotic for 2weeks. Patient was immobilized in fixed skin traction in Thomas splint for 5days, later gentle mobilization was started. Her condition improved dramatically after aspiration. A follow up MRI done at 3 weeks following aspiration revealed a significant reduction in intramuscular collection of obturator internus and obturator externus. Three weeks following aspiration patient was relieved of the pain and was able to walk normally. At 6 months follow up visit patient was asymptomatic. Conclusion: Late presentation of obturator pyomyositis is rare. We emphasise on careful examination and need for early imaging for diagnosis. Percutaneous drainage results in successful treatment. Keywords: Pyomyositis, septic arthritis, infection, obturator muscle.

  18. A randomized prospective comparative study of nerve stimulator and ultrasonogram in popliteal sciatic nerve block for ankle and foot surgeries

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    Ramamoorthi Panneerselvam

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    Conclusion: The duration of block technique and number of needle reinsertions are better with ultrasound. Though the onset of motor and sensory blockade were better with ultrasound success rate is not significantly different. [Int J Res Med Sci 2015; 3(3.000: 606-611

  19. Herniography off femoral, obturator and perineal hernias

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    Positive contrast herniography was used in the workup of 550 patients with unclear groin pain. The majority of these patients had rather characteristic hernias of indirect, direct or femoral type. However, now and then diagnostic problems arose. A femoral hernia may look like a direct or even obturator hernia. There is also a variety of multilocular femoral hernias and other types. A femoral hernia may be present together with other hernias in the ipsilateral or contralateral groin. Obturator hernias are usually small but are always confined to the obturator canal laterally in the obturator foramen. Abnormalities in the pouch of Douglas may include a deep rectogenital pouch, diverticula and true herniations. These uncommon herniographic findings are described and discussed. (orig.)

  20. Onset and Duration Period of Pulpal Anesthesia of Articaine and Lidocaine in Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block

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    Isabel Peixoto, Tortamano; Marcelo, Siviero; Sara, Lee; Roberta Moura, Sampaio; Jose Leonardo, Simone; Rodney Garcia, Rocha.

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    Full Text Available A proposta deste estudo prospectivo, randomizado e duplo cego foi comparar o período de latência e duração da anestesia pulpar utilizando lidocaina 2% com epinefrina 1:100.000, articaina 4% com epinefrina 1:100.000 e articaina 4% com epinefrina 1:200.000 no bloqueio do nervo alveolar inferior (BNAI) [...] . Trinta pacientes receberam 1,8 mL de cada uma das soluções anestésicas no BNAI. Os períodos de latência e duração da anestesia pulpar foram determinados usando estimulação pulpar elétrica. O tempo médio da latência da anestesia pulpar foi 8,7, 7,4 e 7,7 min e da duração média da anestesia pulpar foi 61,8, 106,6 e 88,0 min para lidocaina 2% com epinefrina 1:100.000, articaina 4% com epinefrina 1:100.000 e articaina 4% com epinefrina 1:200.000, respectivamente. Para latência houve somente diferença significante entre lidocaina 2% com epinefrina 1:100.000 e articaina 4% com epinefrina 1:100.000 (p=0,037). Para a duração houve diferença significante para todas as soluções anestésicas locais (p?0,05). Em conclusão, articaina 4% com epinefrina 1:100.000 exibiu mais rápida latência e também obteve mais longa duração da anestesia pulpar no BNAI. Abstract in english The purpose of this prospective, randomized, double blind study was to compare the onset and duration periods of pulpal anesthesia using 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine, 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine and 4% articaine with 1:200,000 epinephrine in inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB [...] ). Thirty subjects received 1.8 mL of each of the three local anesthetic solutions in IANB. Onset and duration periods of pulpal anesthesia were determined using electric pulp stimulation. The mean time of onset of pulpal anesthesia was 8.7, 7.4 and 7.7 min and the mean duration of pulpal anesthesia was 61.8, 106.6 and 88.0 min for 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine, 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine and 4% articaine with 1:200,000 epinephrine, respectively. For onset, there was only a significant difference between 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine and 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine (p=0.037). For duration, there was significant difference for all the local anesthetic solutions (p?0.05). In conclusion, 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine exhibited faster onset and also had longest duration of pulpal anesthesia in IANB.

  1. Pyomyositis of Obturator Muscles: Unusual Late Presentation

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    Prasad Channappa Soraganvi

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: Pyomyositis of obturator muscles is rare condition. Late presentation with deformities of hip misleads the clinician. Late presentation (6 weeks) of this condition has not been reported earlier. This report highlights this unusual presentation of Pyomyositis of the obturator muscles. Case Report: We are reporting a 14year old female patient presented with limp and pain in hip since 6 weeks. Her hip radiographs were unremarkable. Patient was admitted and MRI done. MRI findings...

  2. 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.

  3. Subdural spread of injected local anesthetic in a selective transforaminal cervical nerve root block: a case report

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    Tofuku Katsuhiro

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Although uncommon, selective cervical nerve root blocks can have serious complications. The most serious complications that have been reported include cerebral infarction, spinal cord infarction, transient quadriplegia and death. Case presentation A 40-year-old Japanese woman with a history of severe right-sided cervical radicular pain was scheduled to undergo a right-sided C6 selective cervical nerve root block using a transforaminal approach under fluoroscopic guidance. An anterior oblique view of the C5-C6 intervertebral foramen was obtained, and a 23-gauge spinal needle, connected to the normal extension tube with a syringe filled with contrast medium, was introduced into the posterior-caudal aspect of the C5-C6 intervertebral foramen on the right side. In the anteroposterior view, the placement of the needle was considered satisfactory when it was placed no more medial than halfway across the width of the articular pillar. Although the spread of the contrast medium along the C6 nerve root was observed with right-sided C6 radiculography, the subdural flow of the contrast medium was not observed with real-time fluoroscopy. The extension tube used for the radiculography was removed from the spinal needle and a normal extension tube with a syringe filled with lidocaine connected in its place. We performed a negative aspiration test and then injected 1.5?mL of 1.0% lidocaine slowly around the C6 nerve root. Immediately after the injection of the local anesthetic, our patient developed acute flaccid paralysis, complained of breathing difficulties and became unresponsive; her respiratory pattern was uncoordinated. After 20 minutes, she regained consciousness and became alert, and her muscle strength in all four limbs returned to normal without any sensory deficits after receiving emergent cardiorespiratory support. Conclusions We believe that confirming maintenance of the appropriate needle position in the anteroposterior view by injecting local anesthetic is important for preventing central needle movement. Because the potential risk of serious complications cannot be completely eliminated during the use of any established selective cervical nerve root block procedure, preparation for an emergency airway, ventilation and cardiovascular support is indispensable in cases of high spinal cord anesthesia.

  4. Current-dependent block of nerve membrane sodium channels by paragracine.

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    Seyama, I.; Wu, C. H.; Narahashi, T.

    1980-01-01

    Paragracine, isolated from the coelenterate species Parazoanthus gracilis, selectively blocks sodium channels of squid axon membranes in a frequency-dependent manner. The blocking action depends on the direction and magnitude of the sodium current rather than on the absolute value of the membrane potential. Paragracine blocks the channels only from the axoplasmic side and does so only when the current is in the outward direction. This block may be reversed by generating inward sodium currents...

  5. 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.

  6. Poly(D,L-lactide)-block-poly(2-hydroxyethyl acrylate) block copolymers as potential biomaterials for peripheral nerve repair: in vitro and in vivo degradation studies.

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    Clément, Benoît; Decherchi, Patrick; Féron, François; Bertin, Denis; Gigmes, Didier; Trimaille, Thomas; Marqueste, Tanguy

    2011-09-01

    The properties of poly(D,L-lactide)-block-poly(2-hydroxyethyl acrylate) (PLA-b-PHEA) block copolymers by means of in vitro / in vivo (rat) degradation are investigated and compared to those of PLA homopolymer. Over 12 weeks, we observe mass loss and molecular weight decrease. In vitro and in vivo findings are very similar for each polymer tested. When a short PHEA block is used (PLA-b-PHEA 15?000-3?000?g?·?mol(-1) , 85/15?wt%), the degradation process is found to be very similar to that of homo-PLA, and to be typical of a bulk erosion mechanism, with no mass loss observed until week 7 and continuous decrease of molar mass within this timeframe. For a longer PHEA block length within the block copolymer (PLA-b-PHEA 15?000-7?500?g?·?mol(-1) , 65/35?wt%), the degradation mechanism is modified, with a significant mass loss observed at early times and only a slight decrease in molar mass. The latter finding is related to the pronounced hydrophilicity and softness of the material induced by the PHEA block, which allow easy diffusion and rapid leakage of the degradation residues from the material towards the aqueous medium. Schwann cells are found to better adhere on spin-coated films of PLA-b-PHEA (85/15?wt%) than on PLA ones. These results show the potential of such hydrophilized PLA-based copolymers for use in peripheral nerve repair. PMID:21681960

  7. A K+ channel in Xenopus nerve fibres selectively blocked by bee and snake toxins: binding and voltage-clamp experiments.

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    Bräu, M E; Dreyer, F; Jonas, P; Repp, H; Vogel, W

    1990-01-01

    1. The effects of mast cell degranulating peptide (MCDP), a toxin from the honey bee, and of dendrotoxin (DTX), a toxin from the green mamba snake, were studied in voltage-clamp experiments with myelinated nerve fibres of Xenopus. 2. MCDP and DTX blocked part of the K+ current. About 20% of the K+ current, however, was resistant to the toxins even in high concentrations. In Ringer solution half-maximal block was reached with concentrations of 33 nM-MCDP and 11 nM-DTX. In high-K+ solution the potency of both toxins was lower. beta-Bungarotoxin (beta-BuTX), another snake toxin, also blocked part of the K+ current, but was less potent than MCDP and DTX. 3. Tail currents in high-K+ solution were analysed and three K+ current components were separated according to Dubois (1981 b). Both MCDP and DTX selectively blocked a fast deactivating, slowly inactivating K+ current component which steeply activates between E = -60 mV and E = -40 mV (component f1). In concentrations around 100 nM, MCDP and DTX blocked neither the slow K+ current (component s) nor the fast deactivating, rapidly inactivating K+ current which activates between E = -40 mV and E = 20 mV (component f2). Similar results could be derived from K+ outward currents in Ringer solution. In high-K+, IC50 of MCDP for component f1 was 99 nM, whereas it was 7.6 microM for f2. Corresponding values for DTX are 68 nM and 1.8 microM. 4. Binding studies with nerve fibre membranes of Xenopus reveal high-affinity binding sites for 125I-labelled DTX (KD = 22 pM in Ringer solution and 81 pM in high-K+ solution). 125I-labelled DTX can be displaced from its sites completely by unlabelled DTX, toxin I (black mamba toxin), MCDP, and partially by beta-BuTX. 5. Immunocytochemical staining demonstrates that binding sites for DTX are present in nodal and paranodal regions of the axonal membrane. 6. The axonal membrane of motor and sensory nerve fibres is equipped with three types of well-characterized K+ channels and constitutes so far the best preparation to study MCDP- and DTX-sensitive K+ channels with electrophysiological and biochemical methods. PMID:2324990

  8. 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.

  9. Dexamethasone as Adjuvant to Bupivacaine Prolongs the Duration of Thermal Antinociception and Prevents Bupivacaine-Induced Rebound Hyperalgesia via Regional Mechanism in a Mouse Sciatic Nerve Block Model

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    An, Ke; Elkassabany, Nabil M.; Liu, Jiabin

    2015-01-01

    Background Dexamethasone has been studied as an effective adjuvant to prolong the analgesia duration of local anesthetics in peripheral nerve block. However, the route of action for dexamethasone and its potential neurotoxicity are still unclear. Methods A mouse sciatic nerve block model was used. The sciatic nerve was injected with 60ul of combinations of various medications, including dexamethasone and/or bupivacaine. Neurobehavioral changes were observed for 2 days prior to injection, and then continuously for up to 7 days after injection. In addition, the sciatic nerves were harvested at either 2 days or 7 days after injection. Toluidine blue dyeing and immunohistochemistry test were performed to study the short-term and long-term histopathological changes of the sciatic nerves. There were six study groups: normal saline control, bupivacaine (10mg/kg) only, dexamethasone (0.5mg/kg) only, bupivacaine (10mg/kg) combined with low-dose (0.14mg/kg) dexamethasone, bupivacaine (10mg/kg) combined with high-dose (0.5mg/kg) dexamethasone, and bupivacaine (10mg/kg) combined with intramuscular dexamethasone (0.5mg/kg). Results High-dose perineural dexamethasone, but not systemic dexamethasone, combined with bupivacaine prolonged the duration of both sensory and motor block of mouse sciatic nerve. There was no significant difference on the onset time of the sciatic nerve block. There was “rebound hyperalgesia” to thermal stimulus after the resolution of plain bupivacaine sciatic nerve block. Interestingly, both low and high dose perineural dexamethasone prevented bupivacaine-induced hyperalgesia. There was an early phase of axon degeneration and Schwann cell response as represented by S-100 expression as well as the percentage of demyelinated axon and nucleus in the plain bupivacaine group compared with the bupivacaine plus dexamethasone groups on post-injection day 2, which resolved on post-injection day 7. Furthermore, we demonstrated that perineural dexamethasone, but not systemic dexamethasone, could prevent axon degeneration and demyelination. There was no significant caspase-dependent apoptosis process in the mouse sciatic nerve among all study groups during our study period. Conclusions Perineural, not systemic, dexamethasone added to a clinical concentration of bupivacaine may not only prolong the duration of sensory and motor blockade of sciatic nerve, but also prevent the bupivacaine-induced reversible neurotoxicity and short-term “rebound hyperalgesia” after the resolution of nerve block. PMID:25856078

  10. Diagnosis and treatment of obturator hernia

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    Obturator hernia is a rare type of hernia, but it is a significant cause of intestinal obstruction due to the associated anatomy. Correct diagnosis and treatment of obturator hernia is important, because delay can lead to high mortality. Twelve patients with obturator hernia were managed during a 11-year period, including 11 women and 1 man with a mean age of 82 years. We compared our experience with the previously published data to establish standards for the diagnosis and treatment of this hernia. All 12 patients presented with intestinal obstruction. The median interval from admission to operation was 2 days. The Howship-Romberg sign was positive in 5 patients. A correct diagnosis was made in all 8 patients who underwent pelvic CT scanning. Surgery was performed via an abdominal approach (n=7) or an inguinal approach (n=5). The hernial orifice was closed using the uterine fundus (n=6), a patch (n=5), and direct suture (n=1). Mean follow-up time was 33 months, and no recurrence has been detected. The poor physical condition of patients might have led to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. In troubled patients with nonspecific intestinal obstruction, CT scanning is useful for the early diagnosis of obturator hernia. Correct CT diagnosis of obturator hernia allows us to select the inguinal approach combined with patch repair, which is minimally invasive surgery. (author)

  11. Ultrasound-guided Selective Sensory Nerve Block for Wide-awake Forearm Tendon Reconstruction

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    Nakanishi, Yasuaki; Kobata, Yasunori; Shimizu, Takamasa; Kira, Tsutomu; Onishi, Tadanobu; Hayami, Naoki; Tanaka, Yasuhito

    2015-01-01

    Background: Wide-awake hand surgery is useful for tendon reconstruction because surgeons can observe the actual movement of the reconstructed tendons during the surgery. We hypothesized that accurate ultrasound-guided injection of local anesthetics into the sensory nerves contributes to reliable analgesia with a relatively small amount of anesthetic. Methods: We enrolled 8 patients who underwent forearm tendon transfer. Three patients underwent reconstruction of flexor tendon ruptures in zones 4 and 5, 3 underwent opponensplasty, and 2 underwent multiple tendon transfers according to Brand’s procedure. All patients underwent ultrasound-guided injection of ropivacaine to each sensory nerve branch of the upper arm and forearm and into the subfascial layer of the forearm. The mean amount of total ropivacaine was 193?mg. Results: In 7 of the 8 patients, we confirmed adequate active contraction of the flexor or extensor muscles during surgery. The expected active motion of the flexor pollicis longus was not found in 1 patient during surgery because the effect of the anesthetic had spread too widely, involving the motor branch of the median nerve. Two patients required additional infiltration of 2–3?mL of local anesthetic because of local wound pain. All patients gained satisfactory function of the transferred tendons after the surgery, and no remarkable perioperative complications related to local anesthetic systemic toxicity occurred. Conclusions: Selective administration of an anesthetic to the sensory nerve branches and subfascial layer enables the performance of wide-awake forearm tendon surgery. The ultrasound-guided injection technique provides safe and effective regional anesthesia for wide-awake surgery.

  12. Local anesthetics potently block a potential insensitive potassium channel in myelinated nerve

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    Effects of some local anesthetics were studied in patch clamp experiments on enzymatically demyelinated peripheral amphibian nerve fibers. Micromolar concentrations of external bupivacaine depolarized the excised membrane considerably. The flicker K+ channel was found to be the most sensitive ion channel to local anesthetics in this preparation. Half-maximum inhibiting concentrations (IC50) for extracellular application of bupivacaine, ropivacaine, etidocaine, mepivacaine, lidocaine, and QX-3...

  13. Unrecorded origin of external pudendal artery with variant obturator vessels

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available During routine dissection of a female cadaver for teaching purposes, the vessels in the ilioinguinal region in both sides showed some anatomical variations. In the right side, the external iliac artery gave off the obturator artery and a common trunk for both external pudendal artery and inferior epigastric artery. The obturator vein followed the variant obturator artery while the external pudendal vein showed a normal course. Meanwhile, the obturator artery in the left side originated from the inferior epigastric artery and the obturator vein drained into the external iliac vein. These anatomical findings may have important clinical implications.

  14. A simulation study of the combined thermoelectric extracellular stimulation of the sciatic nerve of the Xenopus laevis: the localized transient heat block.

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    Mou, Zongxia; Triantis, Iasonas F; Woods, Virginia M; Toumazou, Christofer; Nikolic, Konstantin

    2012-06-01

    The electrical behavior of the Xenopus laevis nerve fibers was studied when combined electrical (cuff electrodes) and optical (infrared laser, low power sub-5?mW) stimulations are applied. Assuming that the main effect of the laser irradiation on the nerve tissue is the localized temperature increase, this paper analyzes and gives new insights into the function of the combined thermoelectric stimulation on both excitation and blocking of the nerve action potentials (AP). The calculations involve a finite-element model (COMSOL) to represent the electrical properties of the nerve and cuff. Electric-field distribution along the nerve was computed for the given stimulation current profile and imported into a NEURON model, which was built to simulate the electrical behavior of myelinated nerve fiber under extracellular stimulation. The main result of this study of combined thermoelectric stimulation showed that local temperature increase, for the given electric field, can create a transient block of both the generation and propagation of the APs. Some preliminary experimental data in support of this conclusion are also shown. PMID:22510941

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. CT-guided percutaneous ethanol nerve block therapy of celiac plexus embedded in metastatic lymph nodes for the treatment of intractable carcinomatous abdominal pain

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    Objective: To evaluate CT-guided percutaneous ethanol nerve block therapy of celiac plexus embedded in metastatic lymph nodes in treating intractable carcinomatous abdominal pain. Methods: A total of 104 patients with late stage cancers were enrolled in this study. All patients suffered from serious carcinomatous pain at upper abdomen and their retroperitoneal lymph nodes were extensively enlarged and fused, together with the involved celiac plexus, into a hard crumb. As the patients failed to respond to narcotic analgesics CT-guided ethanol nerve block therapy of celiac plexus was carried out by pushing the puncture needle through the fused lymphatic mass to celiac plexus site. The analgesic effects and complications were observed and the therapeutic results were evaluated. Results: The analgesic effective rate of ethanol nerve block therapy immediately after the procedure was 100%, and at 2 weeks, 1, 2, 3 and 4 months after the treatment it was 100%, 100%, 98.0%, 96.9% and 92.6%, respectively. No serious complications occurred during perioperative period. The living quality was markedly improved in all patients. Conclusion: For the treatment of intractable carcinomatous abdominal pain in patients with their celiac plexus being embedded in mass-like metastatic retroperitoneal lymph nodes CT-guided percutaneous ethanol nerve block therapy by pushing the puncture needle through the fused lymphatic mass to celiac plexus site is of great clinical value in relieving carciof great clinical value in relieving carcinomatous abdominal pain. (authors)

  19. Ketamine as an adjuvant in sympathetic blocks for management of central sensitization following peripheral nerve injury

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    Dureja GP

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Proliferation of NMDA receptors and role of glutamate in producing central sensitization and 'wind up' phenomena in CRPS [complex regional pain syndrome] forms a strong basis for the use of Ketamine to block the cellular mechanisms that initiate and maintain these changes. In this case series, we describe 3 patients of CRPS Type II with debilitating central sensitization, heat/mechano allodynia and cognitive symptoms that we termed 'vicarious pain'. Each of these patients had dramatic relief with addition of Ketamine as an adjuvant to the sympathetic blocks after conventional therapy failed. Case Reports All 3 patients suffered gunshot wounds and developed characteristic features of CRPS Type II. Within 2–3 weeks they developed extraterritorial symptoms typical of central sensitization. The generalized mechanical allodynia and debilitating heat allodynia described to be rare in human subjects had life altering affect on their daily life. Case 2 and 3 also described an unusual cognitive phenomenon i.e. visual stimuli of friction would evoke severe pain in the affected limb that we have termed as 'vicarious pain'. They responded positively to sympathetic blocks but the sympatholysis did not bring relief to the heat and mechanical allodynia. Addition of Ketamine 0.5 mg/kg to the sympathetic blocks elicited resulted in marked relief in the allodynia. Conclusion Ketamine has a special role in patients with debilitating heat allodynia and positive cognitive symptoms via its action on central pain pathway. As an adjuvant in sympatholytic blocks it has a targeted action without significant neuropsychiatric side effects.

  20. 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.

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

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    Szucs Szilard

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Peripheral 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. Methods Following 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. Results Of 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]. Conclusions CFNB 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.

  2. 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.

  3. The Relationship of Age, Gender and Injection Side with Positive Blood Aspiration During the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block

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    Full Text Available The Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block (IANB is the most frequently used injection technique in dentistry and has the greatest risk of accidental intravascular injection. This study conducted to determine the possible differences in blood aspiration during IANB between different ages, genders and injection sides. Four hundred and thirty four IANB were performed in 2-18 year-old patients by the principal author. Blood aspiration was accepted only if a blood jet rose forcefully along the cartridge on aspiration. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the relationship of age, gender and injection side with incidence of positive blood aspiration with alpha value set at 0.05. No significant differences (p<0.05 were observed on contrasting the incidence of positive blood aspiration with the age. However, significant differences were seen on correlating aspiration to the gender and injection side. Blood aspiration was observed in 12.9% of cases. The high incidence of intravascular injection during IANB that we found proves aspiration is necessary regardless of the age of the patient.

  4. 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

  5. Effect of alkalinisation of lignocaine for intraoral nerve block on pain during injection, and speed of onset of anaesthesia.

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    Kashyap, Vinay Mohan; Desai, Rajendra; Reddy, Praveen B; Menon, Suresh

    2011-12-01

    Injections of lignocaine as local anaesthetic for pain control in oral and maxillofacial surgery can themselves be painful. The time of onset of anaesthesia is from 3 to 5 min. Sodium bicarbonate has been used worldwide to reduce both these drawbacks to the injection, so making procedures more acceptable. This randomised prospective trial of 100 patients aged 18-55 years who were given 3 nerve blocks (inferior alveolar, lingual, and long buccal) was designed to assess the effect of alkalinisation of the lignocaine solution with sodium bicarbonate. All patients were given 2% lignocaine hydrochloride with adrenaline 1:80,000 and 50 patients were randomly allocated to be given 8.4% sodium bicarbonate in a 1/10 dilution. Pain was measured on a visual analogue scale (VAS). No patient given the injection with sodium bicarbonate complained of pain, compared with 39/50 (78%) not given sodium bicarbonate (p<0.0001). The mean (SD) time (seconds) to onset of local anaesthesia in the group given sodium bicarbonate was 34.4 (9.8) compared with 109.8 (31.6) in the control group (p<0.001). Our results have confirmed the efficacy of the alkalinised local anaesthetic solution in reducing pain on injection and resulting in quicker onset of anaesthesia. PMID:21592633

  6. Effects of a bupivacaine nerve block on the axonal transport of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in a rat model of carrageenan-induced inflammation.

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    Deruddre, Stéphane; Combettes, Evelyne; Estebe, Jean-Pierre; Duranteau, Jacques; Benhamou, Dan; Beloeil, Hélène; Mazoit, Jean-Xavier

    2010-05-01

    Many pro-inflammatory cytokines are involved in the process of inflammatory pain. Bi directional axonal transport of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) occurs in case of neuropathic pain induced by nerve ligation. We used an in vivo preparation with injection of carrageenan and fluorescent TNF-alpha in the territory of the saphenous nerve of rats to study this transport. We have shown that retrograde transport of TNF-alpha occurs after an inflammatory insult caused by the injection of carrageenan. This transport was likely mediated by the TNF receptor 1. A nerve block with bupivacaine totally abolishes the expression of the receptor in the dorsal root ganglion and the retrograde transport of TNF-alpha. In addition, bupivacaine at low concentrations (1-10 microM) was able to stop the axonal transport ex vivo. Tetrodotoxin was less efficacious for inhibiting the TNF-alpha transport and the rise in receptor expression and for inhibiting the axonal transport ex vivo. This may partly explain the efficacy of nerve blocks with bupivacaine to decrease the neurogenic inflammation and in a lower extent the long-term inhibition of hyperalgesic phenomenon observed in animals and in humans. PMID:20144702

  7. Anesthetic Efficacy of Combinations of 0.5 M Mannitol and Lidocaine With Epinephrine in Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blocks: A Prospective Randomized, Single-Blind Study

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    The purpose of this prospective, randomized, single-blind study was to determine the anesthetic efficacy of lidocaine with epinephrine compared to lidocaine with epinephrine plus 0.5 M mannitol in inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) blocks. Forty subjects randomly received an IAN block in 3 separate appointments spaced at least 1 week apart using the following formulations: a 1.8 mL solution of 36 mg lidocaine with 18 µg epinephrine (control solution); a 2.84 mL solution of 36 mg lidocaine ...

  8. 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.

  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; 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.

  10. Evaluation of Lumbar Facet Joint Nerve Blocks in Managing Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial with a 2-Year Follow-Up

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    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vijay Singh, Frank J.E. Falco, Kimberly A. Cash, Vidyasagar Pampati

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    Full Text Available Study Design: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Objective: To determine the clinical effectiveness of therapeutic lumbar facet joint nerve blocks with or without steroids in managing chronic low back pain of facet joint origin. Summary of Background Data: Lumbar facet joints have been shown as the source of chronic pain in 21% to 41% of low back patients with an average prevalence of 31% utilizing controlled comparative local anesthetic blocks. Intraarticular injections, medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency neurotomy of lumbar facet joint nerves have been described in the alleviation of chronic low back pain of facet joint origin. Methods: The study included 120 patients with 60 patients in each group with local anesthetic alone or local anesthetic and steroids. The inclusion criteria was based upon a positive response to diagnostic controlled, comparative local anesthetic lumbar facet joint blocks. Outcome measures included the numeric rating scale (NRS, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI, opioid intake, and work status, at baseline, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. Results: Significant improvement with significant pain relief of ? 50% and functional improvement of ? 40% were observed in 85% in Group 1, and 90% in Group II, at 2-year follow-up. The patients in the study experienced significant pain relief for 82 to 84 weeks of 104 weeks, requiring approximately 5 to 6 treatments with an average relief of 19 weeks per episode of treatment. Conclusions: Therapeutic lumbar facet joint nerve blocks, with or without steroids, may provide a management option for chronic function-limiting low back pain of facet joint origin.

  11. Comparação da intensidade de dor em bloqueios do nervo alveolar inferior / Comparison of pain intensity during inferior alveolar nerve block

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    Felippe Almeida, Costa; Liane Maciel de Almeida, Souza; Francisco, Groppo.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Este estudo foi idealizado para investigar o desconforto dos procedimentos odontológicos associados à anestesia. Este procedimento frequentemente gera uma grande ansiedade, o que aumenta a dor. O medo da injeção tem sido relatado como sendo um fator determinante à não proc [...] ura do tratamento dental. O presente estudo teve como objetivo comparar o nível de dor na perfuração, penetração e deposição da solução anestésica no bloqueio do nervo alveolar inferior nas Técnicas Direta e Vazirani-Akinosi. MÉTODOS: Estudo clínico randomizado, cruzado e duplamente encoberto envolvendo 30 pacientes atendidos no Departamento de Odontologia da Universidade Federal de Sergipe (DOD-UFS) que necessitaram de tratamento odontológico e que se submeteram a bloqueio bilateral do nervo alveolar inferior. Estes foram interrogados a respeito da intensidade de dor durante as seguintes etapas: perfuração, penetração e deposição do anestésico local. A mensuração da intensidade dolorosa foi realizada através da escala analógica visual (EAV) com comprimento de 10 cm, sem a existência de marcações pré-definidas. Os dados obtidos foram tabulados e submetidos aos testes estatísticos de Friedman e Wilcoxon com índice de significância estatística de 5%. RESULTADOS: A análise dos dados revelou que não houve diferenças estatisticamente significantes (Wilcoxon, p > 0,05) entre os valores de EAV das duas técnicas anestésicas em nenhum dos momentos operatórios. Para ambas as técnicas, a dor induzida pela penetração foi maior (Friedman, p Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study was developed to investigate anesthesia-related discomfort during dental procedures. This procedure often generates major anxiety, which increases pain. Fear of injection has been reported as a determining factor for not looking for dental treatment. This study [...] aimed at comparing the level of pain during perforation, penetration and anesthetic solution deposition during inferior alveolar block by the Direct and Vazirani-Akinosi techniques. METHODS: Randomized, crossover, double-blind clinical trial involving 30 patients seen by the Dentistry Department of the Federal University of Sergipe (DOD-UFS) who needed dental treatment and were submitted to bilateral inferior alveolar nerve block. Patients were asked about pain intensity during the following stages: perforation, penetration and local anesthetic deposition. Pain intensity was measured by the 10-cm visual analog scale (VAS), without predefined marks. Data were tabulated and submitted to statistical Friedman and Wilcoxon tests with statistical significance of 5%. RESULTS: Data have not shown statistically significant differences (Wilcoxon, p > 0.05) between VAS values of both anesthetic techniques in all operatory moments. For both techniques, penetration-induced pain was higher (Friedman, p

  12. Our anesthesia experiences with geriatric patients at high risk group undergoing hip surgery under combined psoas compartment-sciatic nerve block

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    Full Text Available Aim. The effect of psoas compartment and sciatic nerve block combination on hemodynamic parameters in high risk geriatric patients with hip fracture surgeries was evaluated. Methods. In this study, high risk old patients who underwent psoas compartment block and sciatic nerve block for hip surgery anesthesia were evaluated retrospectively. In Group 1 there were 14 patients with levobupivacaine and lidocaine combination and in Group 2 there were 10 patients with levobupivacaine and prilocaine combination. In our study we evaluated the heart rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial blood pressure levels and sedation need between groups, between age over and below 85 years and in all patients. Results. There were no statistically significant difference in heart rate and mean arterial blood pressure levels between groups and age groups (p?0.05. There were a 6.18% and 16.52% decrease in mean arterial blood pressure in Group 1 and 2 respectively. When we evaluated the whole patients there was a 10.06% decrease in mean arterial blood pressure. Conclusion. We consider that the combination of psoas and sciatic block as an anesthetic method may be a proper option especially in the elderly and high-risk patients who were underwent the hip surgery.

  13. The effects of dexketoprofen on duration of analgesia to a thermal stimulus when compared with a systemic control in a rat sciatic nerve block with levobupivacaine.

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    Kara, Inci; Apiliogullari, Seza; Bagc? Taylan, Sengal; Bariskaner, Hulagu; Celik, Jale Bengi

    2014-04-01

    This study was designed to investigate whether dexketoprofen added to perineuraly or subcutaneously alters the effects of levobupivacaine in a rat model of sciatic nerve blockade. Thirty-six rats received unilateral sciatic nerve blocks along with a subcutaneous injection by a blinded investigator assigned at random. Combinations were as follows: Group 1 (sham) perineural and subcutaneous saline; Group 2, perineural levobupivacaine alone and subcutaneous saline; Group 3, perineural levobupivacaine plus dexketoprofen and subcutaneous saline; Group 4, perineural levobupivacaine and subcutaneous dexketoprofen; Group 5, perineural dexketoprofen and subcutaneous saline; and Group 6, perineural saline and subcutaneous dexketoprofen. The levobupivacaine concentration was fixed at 0.05%, and the dose of dexketoprofen was 1 mg kg(-1) . Sensory analgesia was assessed by paw withdrawal latency to a thermal stimulus every 30 min. The unblocked paw served as the control for the assessment of systemic, centrally mediated analgesia. Perineural and subcutaneous dexketoprofen coadministered with perineural levobupivacaine did not enhance the duration of sensory blockade when compared with levobupivacaine alone. There were significant differences between the operative and control paws for time points 30-90 min in the perineural levobupivacaine alone, levobupivacaine + dexketoprofen and subcutaneous dexketoprofen added levobupivacaine group. Significant differences were not determined between the levobupivacaine alone group and dexketoprofen added groups in operative paw. The effects of dexketoprofen are unknown for perineural administration. There is no significant difference between the analgesic effects of peripheral nerve blocks using levobupivacaine alone and plus subcutaneous or perineural dexketoprofen. PMID:23127168

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

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    Ashrafi M

    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.

  18. 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.

    2013-07-01

    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

  19. 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.

  20. 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)

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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...

  2. Comparison of Periarticular Multimodal Drug Injection and Femoral Nerve Block for Postoperative Pain Management in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Wang, Cong; Cai, Xun-Zi; Yan, Shi-Gui

    2015-07-01

    The analgesic efficacy and safety of periarticular multimodal drug injection (PMDI) compared with femoral nerve block (FNB) for postoperative pain management in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) still remains controversial. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis to quantitatively compare PMDI to FNB in TKA. 10 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with 744 TKAs in 728 patients were included in this study. The meta-analysis showed that single shot FNB may have better pain relief in the early postoperative period compared with single shot PMDI, and continuous PMDI provided postoperative analgesia comparable to that of continuous FNB. No significant difference was seen in regard to the complications between the two groups. However, due to the variation of the included studies, no firm conclusions can be drawn. PMID:25735501

  3. 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.

  4. Strategy of diagnosis and treatment for obturator hernia

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    We clinically reviewed patients with obturator hernia who were treated in our hospital. The subjects were 11 patients who underwent surgery in our hospital between January 2006 and July 2009. The mean age was 82.5 years, and all patients were females. The mean body mass index was 19.1, and the mean frequency of delivery was 2.6. The Howship-Romberg sign was present in 6 of the 11 patients. All patients with an obturator hernia had the correct diagnosis with preoperative computed tomography. All patients underwent emergency operations, and 6 of the 11 patients underwent partial resection of the small intestine because of necrosis of the intestinal wall. All the patients were discharged or transferred to another hospital. Almost all the patients with obturator hernia were slender females. A pelvic CT scan should be performed early, because their prognosis was affected by the time to diagnosis and critical treatment. (author)

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

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    Marcos Rassi Fernandes

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    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 anestesiologistas 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 consideradoJUSTIFICATIVA 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 cada 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 cuentaBACKGROUND 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

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

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    R.K. Syal

    1997-07-01

    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.

  9. Reversal of hypoaesthesia by nerve block, or placebo: a psychologically mediated sign in chronic pseudoneuropathic pain patients

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    Verdugo, R.; Ochoa, J.

    1998-01-01

    OBJECTIVES—To gain understanding of the mechanism and meaning of improvement of hypoaesthesia after a diagnostic intervention, and of the nature of the population that displays such a sign.?METHODS—Patients with chronic "neuropathic" pain underwent rigorous clinical and laboratory investigations, including placebo controlled local anaesthetic block. Patients displaying profound regional cutaneous hypoaesthesia and pain entered the study through either of two crit...

  10. Obturator prostheses in post-oncological maxillofacial patients: our experience

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    Edoardo Brauner

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Surgical procedures for tumors of the paranasal sinus, palatal epithelium, minor salivary glands or osteosarcoma of the upper jaw require a partial or total maxillectomy of the upper jaw. When the surgical procedure and/or radiation therapy result in a communication, the solution is necessarily prosthetical, through a palatal obturator that recreates a partition between the oral and nasal cavities. Methods: Authors selected 32 post-oncological patients with the upper maxilla completely edentulous prosthetically rehabilitated with a palatal obturator. Results: No serious complications or adverse reactions were reported during the fabrication of surgical or definitive obturators. All patients stated to benefit the palatal obturator in terms of quality of life. Conclusion: Prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous maxillectomy with oral communication is a demanding challenge for the prosthodontist. The goals of prosthetic rehabilitation include separation of oral and nasal cavities to allow adequate deglutition and articulation of teeth, restore midfacial soft tissue contour and a satisfactory esthetic outcome. When, for any reason, the patient is not a suitable candidate for an implant-retained overdenture, a total removable prosthesis should ensure the most comfort in terms of swallowing, phonation and aesthetics.

  11. Stress analysis in oral obturator prostheses: imaging photoelastic

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    Pesqueira, Aldiéris Alves; Goiato, Marcelo Coelho; dos Santos, Daniela Micheline; Haddad, Marcela Filié; Andreotti, Agda Marobo; Moreno, Amália

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    Maxillary defects resulting from cancer, trauma, and congenital malformation affect the chewing efficiency and retention of dentures in these patients. The use of implant-retained palatal obturator dentures has improved the self-esteem and quality of life of several subjects. We evaluate the stress distribution of implant-retained palatal obturator dentures with different attachment systems by using the photoelastic analysis images. Two photoelastic models of the maxilla with oral-sinus-nasal communication were fabricated. One model received three implants on the left side of the alveolar ridge (incisive, canine, and first molar regions) and the other did not receive implants. Afterwards, a conventional palatal obturator denture (control) and two implant-retained palatal obturator dentures with different attachment systems (O-ring; bar-clip) were constructed. Models were placed in a circular polariscope and a 100-N axial load was applied in three different regions (incisive, canine, and first molar regions) by using a universal testing machine. The results were photographed and analyzed qualitatively using a software (Adobe Photoshop). The bar-clip system exhibited the highest stress concentration followed by the O-ring system and conventional denture (control). Images generated by the photoelastic method help in the oral rehabilitator planning.

  12. High division of sciatic nerve

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    Tripti Shrivastava

    2014-04-01

    Results: In all except two cadavers, the nerve divided at the apex of the popliteal fossa. In two cadavers the sciatic nerve divided bilaterally in the upper part of thigh. Conclusion: The high division presented in this study can make popliteal nerve blocks partially ineffective. The high division of sciatic nerve must always be borne in mind as they have important clinical implications. [Int J Res Med Sci 2014; 2(2.000: 686-688

  13. Fiber-post bond strength in canals obturated with a cross-linked gutta-percha core obturator.

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    Scotti, Nicola; Coero Borga, Francesco A; Alovisi, Mario; Bergantin, Emanuele; Marchionni, Silvia; Pasqualini, Damiano; Berutti, Elio

    2014-04-01

    The aim of this in-vitro study was to evaluate the bond strength of fiber posts cemented in a root canal filled using various root-canal obturation techniques. A total of 33 monoradicular samples, treated endodontically, were randomly assigned to three groups according to the root-canal obturation technique: group 1, continuous-wave technique; group 2, plastic-obturator-core technique; and group 3, cross-linked gutta-percha obturator-core technique. Fiber posts were luted in each sample and each was sectioned perpendicular to the post axis. The push-out test was performed using a universal machine and the maximum failure load was recorded in MPa mm(-2) . Several samples were randomly chosen for scanning electron microscopy evaluation. The mean debris and dentinal tubule-opening scores were calculated separately in the coronal and apical portions. Bond strength was significantly higher in group 1 than in groups 2 and 3. Debris scores were significantly higher in the apical portion of groups 2 and 3 than in group 1. Within the limitations of this study it can be affirmed that thermoplasticized alpha gutta-percha seemed to worsen the cleaning of post-space walls and hence reduced fiber-post bond strength. PMID:24495099

  14. 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.

  15. The success rate of bupivacaine and lidocaine as anesthetic agents in inferior alveolar nerve block in teeth with irreversible pulpitis without spontaneous pain

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    Yosefi, Mohammad Hosein; Nakhaee, Nouzar

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Achieving adequate anesthesia with inferior alveolar nerve blocks (IANB) is of great importance during dental procedures. The aim of the present study was to assess the success rate of two anesthetic agents (bupivacaine and lidocaine) for IANB when treating teeth with irreversible pulpitis. Materials and Methods Sixty volunteer male and female patients who required root canal treatment of a mandibular molar due to caries participated in the present study. The inclusion criteria included prolonged pain to thermal stimulus but no spontaneous pain. The patients were randomly allocated to receive either 2% lidocaine with 1:80,000 epinephrine or 0.5% bupivacaine with 1:200,000 epinephrine as an IANB injection. The sensitivity of the teeth to a cold test as well as the amount of pain during access cavity preparation and root canal instrumentation were recorded. Results were statistically analyzed with the Chi-Square and Fischer's exact tests. Results At the final step, fifty-nine patients were included in the study. The success rate for bupivacaine and lidocaine groups were 20.0% and 24.1%, respectively. There was no significant difference between the two groups at any stage of the treatment procedure. Conclusions There was no difference in success rates of anesthesia when bupivacaine and lidocaine were used for IANB injections to treat mandibular molar teeth with irreversible pulpitis. Neither agent was able to completely anesthetize the teeth effectively. Therefore, practitioners should be prepared to administer supplemental anesthesia to overcome pain during root canal treatment.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Anesthetic Efficacy of a Combination of 0.5 M Mannitol Plus 127.2 mg of Lidocaine With 50 ?g Epinephrine in Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blocks: A Prospective Randomized, Single-Blind Study

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    SMITH, Steven; Reader, Al; Drum, Melissa; Nusstein, John; Beck, Mike

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    The purpose of this prospective, randomized, single-blind study was to determine the anesthetic efficacy of 127.2 mg lidocaine with 50 ?g epinephrine compared to 127.2 mg lidocaine with 50 ?g epinephrine plus 0.5 M mannitol in inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) blocks. Forty subjects randomly received 2 IAN blocks consisting of a 3.18 mL formulation of 127.2 mg lidocaine with 50 ?g epinephrine and a 5 mL formulation of 127.2 mg lidocaine with 50 ?g epinephrine (3.18 mL) plus 0.5 M mannitol (1....

  20. ANESTHETIC EFFICACY OF COMBINATION OF TWO PERCENT LIDOCAINE WITH 1:80,000 EPINEPHRINE AND 0.5 MOL/L MANNITOL FOR INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCKS IN PATIENTS WITH SYMPTOMATIC IRREVERSIBLE PULPITIS: AN IN VIVO STUDY

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    Thimmaiah. P. B.; Hegde Mithra.N.; Bhat Ganesh T.; Shetty Aditya; Shetty Shishir

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    The purpose of this prospective randomized single blind study was to determine the anesthetic efficacy of combination of 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine and 0.5 mol / L Mannitol in Inferior Alveolar Nerve (IAN) Blocks in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. 60 subjects randomly received IAN Blocks using the following two anesthetic formulations: one formulation comprised of 2.5 ml of 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine and the other formulation comprised of 1.6 ml ...

  1. In vitro evaluation of root canals obturated with four different techniques

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    Merwe, Carel

    2009-01-01

    After cleaning and shaping of the root canal the final objective of the endodontic procedure is to obtain a three-dimensional obturation of the root canal space with a fluid-tight seal at the apical foramen. The objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate four different obturation techniques in respect of: • the radiographic quality of root canal obturation, • apical leakage and • the potential of these techniques to obdurate lateral canals One hundred and sixty canals were prepare...

  2. 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.

    2012-04-01

    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

  3. É realmente necessário o uso do estimulador de nervo periférico no bloqueio do nervo femoral? / Peripheral nerve stimulator for femoral nerve block. Is it really necessary? / ¿Es realmente necesario el uso del estimulador de nervio periférico en el bloqueo del nervio femoral?

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    Karl Otto, Geier.

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Vários são os métodos de localização do nervo femoral no espaço perivascular na região inguinal sendo o mais comum o do estimulador de nervo periférico. O objetivo deste estudo foi o de avaliar a necessidade do bloqueio do nervo femoral com o método do estimulador de nervo [...] periférico, comparando-o com o método da perda de resistência tanto pela técnica de injeção única como pela técnica com catéteres. MÉTODO: Foram realizados 60 bloqueios do nervo femoral divididos em quatro grupos homogêneos (GA, GB, GC e GD). Trinta bloqueios representaram dois grupos pela técnica de injeção única, quinze com agulha descartável 21G (GA) e quinze com agulha isolada adaptada ao estimulador de nervo periférico (GC) e os restantes trinta bloqueios divididos em quinze bloqueios com cateter venoso (GB) e quinze com cateter longo Contiplex® (GD). Todos os bloqueios do nervo femoral foram realizados no espaço perivascular inguinal. O espaço perifemoral foi identificado após a segunda perda de resistência ao ar (fascia ilíaca) (GA e GC), e com 0,3 a 0,4 mA com o estimulador de nervo periférico (GB e GD). Foram avaliados os seguintes parâmetros: tempo para a realização do bloqueio; presença ou ausência de parestesias ou disestesias; dificuldade de punção e falhas. RESULTADOS: Não foram relatadas parestesias nem disestesias. Duas falhas resultaram no grupo A (p Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Varios son los métodos de localización del nervio femoral en el espacio perivascular en la región inguinal siendo el más común el del estimulador de nervio periférico. El objetivo de este estudio fue el de evaluar la necesidad del bloqueo del nervio femoral con el método d [...] el estimulador del nervio periférico, comparándose con el método de la pérdida de resistencia tanto por la técnica de inyección única como por la técnica con catéteres. MÉTODO: Fueron realizados sesenta bloqueos del nervio femoral divididos en cuatro grupos homogéneos (GA, GB, GC y GD). Treinta bloqueos representaron dos grupos por la técnica de inyección única, quince con aguja desechable 21G (GA) y quince con aguja aislada adaptada al estimulador de nervio periférico (GC) y los restantes treinta bloqueos divididos en quince bloqueos con catéter venoso (GB) y quince con catéter largo Contiplex® (GD). Todos los bloqueos del nervio femoral fueron realizados en el espacio perivascular inguinal. El espacio perifemoral fue identificado después de la segunda pérdida de resistencia al aire (fascia ilíaca) (GA y GC), y con 0,3 a 0,4 mA con el estimulador de nervio periférico (GB y GD). Fueron evaluados los siguientes parámetros: tiempo para la realización del bloqueo; tiempo de duración del bloqueo; si hubo o no parestesias o disestesias; se hubo o no dificultad de punción y fallas. RESULTADOS: No fueron relatadas parestesias ni disestesias. Dos fallas resultaron en el grupo A (p Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are several methods to locate the femoral nerve in the perivascular inguinal space, being the most common the use of a peripheral nerve stimulator. This study aimed at evaluating femoral nerve block performed with peripheral nerve stimulator as compared to the loss o [...] f resistance to air technique, both by single injection or with catheter insertion. METHODS: Sixty patients undergoing femoral nerve blocks were divided in four homogeneous groups (GA, GB, GC, GD). Thirty blocks were performed with single injection technique: 15 with disposable 21G needle (GA) and 15 with insulated needle adapted to the peripheral nerve stimulator (GC). The remaining 30 blocks were divided in 15 blocks performed with intravenous catheter (GB) and 15 with long Contiplex® catheter (GD). All femoral nerve blocks were performed in the perivascular inguinal space. Perifemoral space was identified after the second loss of resistance to air (iliac fascia, GA and GC), and with 0.3 to 0.4 mA stimuli from peripheral nerve stimulator (GB and GD). T

  4. Fabrication of a movable obturator following maxillary reconstruction with slit-shaped fenestration.

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    Murakami, Mamoru; Nishi, Yasuhiro; Umezono, Minoru; Kamashita, Yuji; Nishimura, Masahiro

    2015-04-01

    Extensive maxillary resection has generally been reconstructed with free skin flaps. Because drooping of the transferred flap causes instability of the obturator prosthesis, maxillary reconstruction often incorporates a slit-shaped oronasal fenestration. Although obturator prostheses for edentulous patients are stabilized with the help of oronasal slits, those for dentate patients are unstable because of flap mobility, resulting in a harmful lateral force exerted on the abutment teeth, causing dislodging of the denture. This report evaluates the benefits of a movable obturator prosthesis for a 60-year-old dentulous patient with maxillary sinus carcinoma. The patient underwent left-sided total maxillectomy, and the defect was reconstructed with a slit-shaped fenestration using a rectus abdominis flap. A conventional obturator prosthesis was inserted; however, drooping of the flap caused instability of the obturator, resulting in nasal regurgitation and fracture of the clasp. To solve this problem, we designed an obturator prosthesis with a movable connection consisting of a ball attachment (patrix) in the metal base and a socket (matrix) in the obturator, which acted as a stress breaker against the harmful force exerted by the flap. Application of this movable obturator prosthesis was a useful solution for a compromising situation created by the surgical procedure. No clinical disorders were observed at the 3-year follow-up. PMID:25092072

  5. Bilateral eventration of sciatic nerve.

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    Sharma, T; Singla, R K; Lalit, M

    2010-01-01

    During routine dissection of a 60 years male cadaver, it was observed that the two divisions of sciatic nerve were separate in the gluteal region on both the sides with the tibial nerve passing below the piriformis and the common peroneal nerve piercing the piriformis muscle. The abnormal passage of the sciatic nerve (SN), the common peroneal nerve (CPN), and the tibial nerve (TN), either through the piriformis or below the superior gemellus may facilitate compression of these nerves. Knowledge of such patterns is also important for surgeons dealing with piriformis syndrome which affects 5-6% of patients referred for the treatment of back and leg pain. A high division may also account for frequent failures reported with the popliteal block. PMID:22049898

  6. 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.

  7. Measurement of the percentage of root filling in oval-shaped canals obturated with Thermafil Obturators and Beefill 2in1: In vitro study

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    Collado-Castellanos, Nicolás; Alegre-Domingo, Teresa; Dolz-Solsona, María; Faus-Matoses, Vicente

    2015-01-01

    Background The aim of the study was to measure the percentage of root canal fillings in long oval canals obturated with thermoplasticized gutta-percha techniques, Beefill 2in1® and Thermafil Obturators®. Material and Methods Fifty four mandibular incisors were selected after bucco-lingual and mesio-distal radiographs showed at 5 mm from apex an internal long:short diameter ?2. Teeth were instrumented with Protaper Universal and divided in two groups of 27. Group 1 was obturated with Thermafil Obturators® and group 2 with Beefill 2in1®. Two horizontal sections were cut at 5 and 7 mm from the apex and photographed in a stereo-microscope. The total area of the canal and filled canal in cross-sections were measured with AutoCad and the percentages of gutta-percha-sealer and voids in the canal were obtained. Results Both systems achieved high percentage of filled canal, Thermafil 96.8% and Beefill 2in1 98.9%. The percentages of voids in both groups were very low. No significant differences were found between the two groups . The percentage obtained at 5 and 7 mm from the apex in both groups showed no significant difference. Conclusions The percentages of filled canal (gutta-percha-sealer) were high and these two thermoplasticized techniques are suitable for long oval canals obturation. Key words:Long oval canal, oval canal, thermoplasticized obturation.

  8. 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.

    2013-09-01

    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.

  9. 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.

    2013-09-01

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. ANESTHETIC EFFICACY OF COMBINATION OF TWO PERCENT LIDOCAINE WITH 1:80,000 EPINEPHRINE AND 0.5 MOL/L MANNITOL FOR INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCKS IN PATIENTS WITH SYMPTOMATIC IRREVERSIBLE PULPITIS: AN IN VIVO STUDY

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    Thimmaiah. P. B.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this prospective randomized single blind study was to determine the anesthetic efficacy of combination of 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine and 0.5 mol / L Mannitol in Inferior Alveolar Nerve (IAN Blocks in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. 60 subjects randomly received IAN Blocks using the following two anesthetic formulations: one formulation comprised of 2.5 ml of 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine and the other formulation comprised of 1.6 ml of 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine and 0.9 ml of 0.5 mol / L Mannitol. The pain response of the patient was recorded on endodontic access and initial instrumentation using the Heft-Parker Visual Analogue Scale. From the statistical analysis obtained following this study the addition of 0.5 mol / L Mannitol to lidocaine with epinephrine formulations significantly improved effectiveness in achieving a greater percentage of total pulpal anesthesias compared with a lidocaine formulation without Mannitol for IAN blocks. There is a significant improvement in the efficacy of IAN blocks when 2 % Lidocaine with 1 : 80,000 Epinephrine is administered in combination with 0.5 mol / L Mannitol. Based on the results of this study we can conclude that this combination of local anesthetic should be used on a regular basis to obtain successful anesthesia. However there is a need for more research as there are very few studies done on this aspect.

  12. Stress analysis in oral obturator prostheses, part II: photoelastic imaging

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    Pesqueira, Aldiéris Alves; Goiato, Marcelo Coelho; da Silva, Emily Vivianne Freitas; Haddad, Marcela Filié; Moreno, Amália; Zahoui, Abbas; dos Santos, Daniela Micheline

    2014-06-01

    In part I of the study, two attachment systems [O-ring; bar-clip (BC)] were used, and the system with three individualized O-rings provided the lowest stress on the implants and the support tissues. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the stress distribution, through the photoelastic method, on implant-retained palatal obturator prostheses associated with different attachment systems: BOC-splinted implants with a bar connected to two centrally placed O-rings, and BOD-splinted implants with a BC connected to two distally placed O-rings (cantilever). One photoelastic model of the maxilla with oral-sinus-nasal communication with three parallel implants was fabricated. Afterward, two implant-retained palatal obturator prostheses with the two attachment systems described above were constructed. Each assembly was positioned in a circular polariscope and a 100-N axial load was applied in three different regions with implants by using a universal testing machine. The results were obtained through photograph record analysis of stress. The BOD system exhibited the highest stress concentration, followed by the BOC system. The O-ring, centrally placed on the bar, allows higher mobility of the prostheses and homogeneously distributes the stress to the region of the alveolar ridge and implants. It can be concluded that the use of implants with O-rings, isolated or connected with a bar, to rehabilitate maxillectomized patients allows higher prosthesis mobility and homogeneously distributes the stress to the alveolar ridge region, which may result in greater chewing stress distribution to implants and bone tissue. The clinical implication of the augmented bone support loss after maxillectomy is the increase of stress in the attachment systems and, consequently, a higher tendency for displacement of the prosthesis.

  13. 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.

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

  16. Usage of a Trans-Obturator-Tape (T.O.T. "outside-in" approach in surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence

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    Jovanovic Mirko

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of the study was to analyzed the efficacy and safety of a new minimally invasive surgical procedure using the Trans-Obturator-Tape with "outside-in" approach for treatment female stress urinary incontinence. Patients and Methods: 31 women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI associated with urethral hypermobility, underwent the T.O.T. procedure (March 2010 to January 2011. 5 patients were previously operated for incontinence. Mean age was 59 years (37- 80. 10 patients were having mixed incontinence. A non-elastic, polypropylene tape was placed under the mid-urethra. The surgical placement technique utilises a trans-obturator percutaneous approach. All patients underwent post-operative clinical examination, coughstress test (full bladder, uroflowmetry, and post-voiding residual assessment. Results: Mean follow-up was 5 months (1-9. At 6 months follow-up 96,7% of the patients were completely cured. The overall peri-operative complication rate was 6,4% with no vascular, nerve or bowel injury. One patients (3,4% had post-operative urinary retention. Conclusion: The present study confirms the results obtained by the instigator of the technique, E. Delorme, and allows us to consider T.O.T. as an effective and safe technique for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.

  17. 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

  18. É realmente necessário o uso do estimulador de nervo periférico no bloqueio do nervo femoral? ¿Es realmente necesario el uso del estimulador de nervio periférico en el bloqueo del nervio femoral? Peripheral nerve stimulator for femoral nerve block. Is it really necessary?

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Vários são os métodos de localização do nervo femoral no espaço perivascular na região inguinal sendo o mais comum o do estimulador de nervo periférico. O objetivo deste estudo foi o de avaliar a necessidade do bloqueio do nervo femoral com o método do estimulador de nervo periférico, comparando-o com o método da perda de resistência tanto pela técnica de injeção única como pela técnica com catéteres. MÉTODO: Foram realizados 60 bloqueios do nervo femoral divididos em quatro grupos homogêneos (GA, GB, GC e GD. Trinta bloqueios representaram dois grupos pela técnica de injeção única, quinze com agulha descartável 21G (GA e quinze com agulha isolada adaptada ao estimulador de nervo periférico (GC e os restantes trinta bloqueios divididos em quinze bloqueios com cateter venoso (GB e quinze com cateter longo Contiplex® (GD. Todos os bloqueios do nervo femoral foram realizados no espaço perivascular inguinal. O espaço perifemoral foi identificado após a segunda perda de resistência ao ar (fascia ilíaca (GA e GC, e com 0,3 a 0,4 mA com o estimulador de nervo periférico (GB e GD. Foram avaliados os seguintes parâmetros: tempo para a realização do bloqueio; presença ou ausência de parestesias ou disestesias; dificuldade de punção e falhas. RESULTADOS: Não foram relatadas parestesias nem disestesias. Duas falhas resultaram no grupo A (p JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Varios son los métodos de localización del nervio femoral en el espacio perivascular en la región inguinal siendo el más común el del estimulador de nervio periférico. El objetivo de este estudio fue el de evaluar la necesidad del bloqueo del nervio femoral con el método del estimulador del nervio periférico, comparándose con el método de la pérdida de resistencia tanto por la técnica de inyección única como por la técnica con catéteres. MÉTODO: Fueron realizados sesenta bloqueos del nervio femoral divididos en cuatro grupos homogéneos (GA, GB, GC y GD. Treinta bloqueos representaron dos grupos por la técnica de inyección única, quince con aguja desechable 21G (GA y quince con aguja aislada adaptada al estimulador de nervio periférico (GC y los restantes treinta bloqueos divididos en quince bloqueos con catéter venoso (GB y quince con catéter largo Contiplex® (GD. Todos los bloqueos del nervio femoral fueron realizados en el espacio perivascular inguinal. El espacio perifemoral fue identificado después de la segunda pérdida de resistencia al aire (fascia ilíaca (GA y GC, y con 0,3 a 0,4 mA con el estimulador de nervio periférico (GB y GD. Fueron evaluados los siguientes parámetros: tiempo para la realización del bloqueo; tiempo de duración del bloqueo; si hubo o no parestesias o disestesias; se hubo o no dificultad de punción y fallas. RESULTADOS: No fueron relatadas parestesias ni disestesias. Dos fallas resultaron en el grupo A (p BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are several methods to locate the femoral nerve in the perivascular inguinal space, being the most common the use of a peripheral nerve stimulator. This study aimed at evaluating femoral nerve block performed with peripheral nerve stimulator as compared to the loss of resistance to air technique, both by single injection or with catheter insertion. METHODS: Sixty patients undergoing femoral nerve blocks were divided in four homogeneous groups (GA, GB, GC, GD. Thirty blocks were performed with single injection technique: 15 with disposable 21G needle (GA and 15 with insulated needle adapted to the peripheral nerve stimulator (GC. The remaining 30 blocks were divided in 15 blocks performed with intravenous catheter (GB and 15 with long Contiplex® catheter (GD. All femoral nerve blocks were performed in the perivascular inguinal space. Perifemoral space was identified after the second loss of resistance to air (iliac fascia, GA and GC, and with 0.3 to 0.4 mA stimuli from peripheral nerve stimulator (GB and GD. The following parameters were evaluated: time to blockade performance, presence or a

  19. Candida albicans in patients with oronasal communication and obturator prostheses

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    Beatriz Silva Câmara, Mattos; Andréa Alves de, Sousa; Marina Helena C. G. de, Magalhães; Marcia, André; Reinaldo, Brito e Dias.

    Full Text Available Os pacientes portadores de prótese obturadora freqüentemente apresentam estomatite protética. Com o objetivo de detectar a presença de Candida albicans oral em pacientes com comunicação oronasal e avaliar a eficácia de um tratamento tópico antifúngico foi realizada citologia esfoliativa da mucosa pa [...] latina e jugal e da superfície acrílica nasal da prótese obturadora. O protocolo terapêutico consistiu de nistatina (Mycostatin®) para tratamento da mucosa oral e uma solução de hipoclorito de sódio para desinfecção da prótese. Sete pacientes (70%) apresentaram resultado positivo para C. albicans na mucosa, com um resultado negativo para a superfície protética neste grupo. A avaliação após o tratamento revelou ausência de C. albicans na mucosa oral de todos os pacientes, bem como na superfície protética. A infecção por C. albicans das mucosas jugal e palatina diferiram significantemente, enquanto que a mucosa palatina e a superfície protética apresentaram valores semelhantes. O grau de infecção da mucosa palatina foi significantemente maior quando comparado àquele da mucosa jugal e semelhante ao apresentado pela prótese, sugerindo que a mucosa subjacente à prótese é mais susceptível à infecção. O protocolo terapêutico foi efetivo em todos os casos, o que enfatiza a necessidade da desinfecção protética para se evitar a reinfecção da mucosa oral. Abstract in english Patients using obturator prostheses often present denture-induced stomatitis. In order to detect the presence of oral Candida albicans in patients with oronasal communications and to evaluate the effectiveness of a topical antifungal treatment, cytological smears obtained from the buccal and palatal [...] mucosa of 10 adult patients, and from the nasal acrylic surface of their obturator prostheses were examined. A therapeutic protocol comprising the use of oral nystatin (Mycostatin®) and prosthesis disinfection with sodium hypochlorite was prescribed for all patients. Seven patients were positive for C. albicans in the mucosa, with 1 negative result for the prosthetic surface in this group of patients. Post-treatment evaluation revealed the absence of C. albicans on prosthesis surface and on the oral mucosa of all patients. The severity of the candidal infection was significantly higher in the palatal mucosa than in the buccal mucosa, but similar in the palatal mucosa and prosthesis surface, indicating that the mucosa underlying the prosthesis is more susceptible to infection. The therapeutic protocol was effective in all cases, which emphasizes the need for denture disinfection in order to avoid reinfection of the mucosa.

  20. 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.

    2013-04-01

    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.

  1. 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.

    2014-01-01

    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.

  2. 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

  3. Intrapelvic obturator internus muscle injections: a novel fluoroscopic technique.

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    Valovska, Assia; Zaccagnino, Michael P; Weaver, Michael J; Valovski, Ivan; Kaye, Alan David; Urman, Richard D

    2015-01-01

    The obturator internus (OI) muscle is important in adult chronic noninfectious pelvic, perineal, gluteal, and retrotrochanteric pain syndromes. Evaluation and management of these patients' pain can be challenging because of the complex anatomy of this region, broad differential diagnosis, and lack of specific physical examination findings. Consequently, several clinicians have advocated the use of image guided injections to assist in the accurate diagnosis of OI-related symptoms and provide symptomatic relief to affected patients. We present 2 case series describing a novel fluoroscopically guided contrast controlled transpectineal approach to intrapelvic OI injections. Unlike prior fluoroscopically guided OI injection techniques, the approach described in the present 2 cases utilized multiple standard pelvic views, thus facilitating optimal needle positioning in three-dimensional space. This technique utilized standard fluoroscopic pelvic views to accurately measure needle depth within the pelvic cavity permitting the bulk of the OI to be injected in a controlled and safe fashion. The first patient underwent a left intrapelvic OI muscle injection with bupivacaine 0.25% and 40 mg methylprednisolone. The average pre- and postprocedural visual analog pain scale scores were 5 out of 10 and 2 out of 10, respectively, with a self-reported 75% pain reduction. The second patient underwent a right intrapelvic OI muscle injection with bupivacaine 0.25% and 40 mg methylprednisolone. The average pre- and postprocedural visual analog scale scores were 8 out of 10 and 1 out of 10, respectively, with a self-reported 90% pain reduction. Larger scale studies should be undertaken to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and generalized accuracy of this technique. PMID:25794225

  4. Radiographic analysis of the lateral canals filling by four different obturation techniques

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    Andressa RAYMUNDO

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Many obturation techniques have been developed, specifically with thepurpose of increasing the quality of the apical sealing with theassociation gutta-percha/sealer. The aim of this study was to evaluate,by means of radiographic exam, the sealing quality of 60 extracted teeth lateral canals, using Grossman sealing and four types of obturation techniques: McSpadden, Tagger’s hybrid technique, Thermafil and lateral condensation. The results were obtained with the analysis of the final radiographs, in which could be observed that Thermafil had superiority in relation to the other techniques when testing the sealing of lateral canals.

  5. Optic Nerve Drusen

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  6. 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.

    2015-06-01

    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%.

  7. 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.

    2015-02-01

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Optic Nerve Atrophy

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  10. Efficacy of retreatment techniques for a resin-based root canal obturation material.

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    Ezzie, Elie; Fleury, Alex; Solomon, Eric; Spears, Robert; He, Jianing

    2006-04-01

    Resilon/Epiphany obturation system is emerging as an alternative to gutta-percha (GP). The efficacy of retreatment techniques for Resilon removal has not been determined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate two commonly used retreatment techniques in the removal of Resilon. Sixty single-canal teeth were instrumented and obturated with either Resilon/Epiphany or GP/AH Plus. Each canal was randomly allocated to receive one of the two retreatment techniques-ProFile 0.06 rotary files combined with heat or chloroform. The time required to remove the obturation material was recorded and the cleanliness of canal walls was determined by stereomicroscope and electron microscopy. The results demonstrated that chloroform combined with rotary files was more efficient in material removal compared to heat (p < 0.05). Resilon was faster to remove than GP. Both techniques resulted in cleaner canal walls in the apical third of the teeth obturated with Resilon when compared to GP (p < 0.05). PMID:16554208

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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    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.

  14. Endodontic retreatment of thermafil or lateral condensation obturations in post space prepared teeth.

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    Zuolo, M L; Imura, N; Ferreira, M O

    1994-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to quantify the amount of remaining gutta-percha/sealer after retreatment of post space prepared teeth obturated with a lateral condensation technique or with Thermafil with plastic and metallic carrier. The time required for retreatment was also recorded. Forty-five extracted mandibular premolars were prepared using a step-back flared technique and obturated. The post space was prepared and a 5-mm obturation was left in the canal. Retreatment of all groups was done using a solvent technique. The teeth were split longitudinally and photographed. The total area of the canal and the area of gutta-percha/sealer were traced on white paper. Both areas were quantified using a computerized image analysis system and the ratio of remaining obturation material to root canal periphery was derived and statistically analyzed. Statistical analysis (analysis of variance, p = 0.01) showed no differences among the techniques when the average percentage of remaining gutta-percha/sealer was compared. Results revealed that the Thermafil metallic retreatment group consumed significantly more time than the others (analysis of variance, Scheffe p = 0.01). The metallic carriers were not easily removed from the canals, six metal carriers could not be retrieved during the retreatment routine. PMID:8182390

  15. Bacterial entombment by intratubular mineralization following orthograde mineral trioxide aggregate obturation: a scanning electron microscopy study.

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    Yoo, Jun Sang; Chang, Seok-Woo; Oh, So Ram; Perinpanayagam, Hiran; Lim, Sang-Min; Yoo, Yeon-Jee; Oh, Yeo-Rok; Woo, Sang-Bin; Han, Seung-Hyun; Zhu, Qiang; Kum, Kee-Yeon

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    The time domain entombment of bacteria by intratubular mineralization following orthograde canal obturation with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Single-rooted human premolars (n=60) were instrumented to an apical size #50/0.06 using ProFile and treated as follows: Group 1 (n=10) was filled with phosphate buffered saline (PBS); Group 2 (n=10) was incubated with Enterococcus faecalis for 3 weeks, and then filled with PBS; Group 3 (n=20) was obturated orthograde with a paste of OrthoMTA (BioMTA, Seoul, Korea) and PBS; and Group 4 (n=20) was incubated with E. faecalis for 3 weeks and then obturated with OrthoMTA-PBS paste. Following their treatments, the coronal openings were sealed with PBS-soaked cotton and intermediate restorative material (IRM), and the roots were then stored in PBS for 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 weeks. After each incubation period, the roots were split and their dentin/MTA interfaces examined in both longitudinal and horizontal directions by SEM. There appeared to be an increase in intratubular mineralization over time in the OrthoMTA-filled roots (Groups 3 and 4). Furthermore, there was a gradual entombment of bacteria within the dentinal tubules in the E. faecalis inoculated MTA-filled roots (Group 4). Therefore, the orthograde obturation of root canals with OrthoMTA mixed with PBS may create a favorable environment for bacterial entombment by intratubular mineralization. PMID:25012869

  16. Distribuição do nervo fibular comum em fetos de equinos e descrição anatômica de pontos para bloqueio anestésico / Distribution of common peroneal nerve in equine fetuses and anatomical description of sites for anesthetic block

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    Luciana P., Iglesias; Frederico O.C., Silva; Bruno G., Vasconcelos; Lucas A., Ribeiro; Nairana F., Hodniki; Lara R., Gomes; Maria A., Miglino; Alan P. F. de, Melo.

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    Full Text Available Analisou-se a distribuição do nervo fibular comum em 30 fetos de equinos, sem raça definida, provenientes do acervo do Laboratório de Anatomia Animal da Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, que foram injetados e conservados em solução aquosa de formaldeído a 10%. [...] Contatou-se que o referido nervo deriva do isquiático, divide-se em nervos fibulares superficial e profundo, distribuindo-se para os músculos extensores lateral e longo do dedo, fibular terceiro e tibial cranial. Traçando-se uma linha imaginária na região médio-lateral da tuberosidade do osso tíbia, o nervo fibular comum pode ser bloqueado em sua parte proximal, no terço caudal, entre o tendão de inserção do músculo bíceps femoral e a face lateral do músculo gastrocnêmio lateral (terço médio); e o nervo fibular profundo, na parte proximal da tíbia, crânio-distalmente ao fibular comum. O bloqueio do nervo fibular superficial pode ser realizado em duas regiões da tíbia: na proximal, considerando-se a linha imaginária, distalmente ao ponto citado para o fibular comum e caudalmente ao descrito para o fibular profundo; e na distal, na face lateral da articulação tíbio-társica, entre os tendões de inserção dos músculos extensores lateral e longo do dedo. Abstract in english The distribution of the nervus fibularis communis was analyzed in 30 equine fetuses, mongrel, from the collection of the Animal Anatomy Laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, which were injected and stored in an aqueous solution of 10% formaldehyde. It [...] was found that this nerve emerges from the ischiadicus, divides itself into nervus fibularis profundus and nervus fibularis superficialis distributing to the musculi extensor digitorum lateralis, extensor digitorum longus, fibularis tertius, and tibialis cranialis. Drawing an imaginary line in the medial-lateral region of the tuberositatis tibia, the nervus fibularis communis may be blocked in its proximal portion, in the caudal third, between the tendon of insertion of the biceps femoris and the lateral side of the musculus gastrocnemius (medium third); and the nervus fibularis profundus may be blocked in the proximal tibia, cranio-distally to the nervus fibularis communis. The block of nervus fibularis profundus may be performed in two regions of the tibia: proximal, considering the imaginary line, distal to the site referred to the nervus fibularis communis, and caudal to that described for the nervus fibularis profundus; and distal, on the lateral side of the tibiotarsal joint, between the tendons of insertion of the musculi extensor digitorum lateralis and extensor digitorum longus.

  17. A simplified technique of orthograde MTA obturation on the elected canals of posterior teeth: Two case reports

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    Wahengbam, Brucelee; Wahengbam, Pragya; Tikku, Aseem Prakash

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    This article suggests a simplified technique of orthograde MTA obturation in less accessible canal(s) of posteriors teeth without using costly ultrasonics or specialised carrier. Essentially few finger pluggers, absorbent points and a simple canal projection method were used. The orifice(s) of the elected canal(s) to be obturated with MTA were projected onto the external occlusal surface for easy delivery and predictive instrumentation. The idea was based on ‘easy access’, ‘working one ...

  18. 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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    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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. Nerve excitability testing and its clinical application to neuromuscular diseases.

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    Nodera, Hiroyuki; Kaji, Ryuji

    2006-09-01

    Non-invasive nerve excitability testing measures the membrane polarization, ion channel function and paranodal/internodal condition of peripheral nerves. This technique has been recently used for various neuromuscular disorders, such as pure motor conduction block in multifocal motor neuropathy, conduction block in carpal tunnel syndrome and Na(+) channel function disorders in diabetic neuropathy, to shed light on their pathophysiology. Here, we review the basics of ion channel functions and membrane properties that influence nerve excitability, the basic principles of nerve excitability testing and the reported findings in various disorders. PMID:16631406

  2. Prevalence of teaching apical patency and various instrumentation and obturation techniques in United States dental schools.

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    Cailleteau, J G; Mullaney, T P

    1997-06-01

    Maintaining an open apex beyond the apical constriction with an endodontic file during canal instrumentation is a concept that has been advocated by several authors and clinicians. To ascertain the prevalence of teaching the patency concept as well as various instrumentation and obturation techniques in the United States dental schools, a survey was conducted. Forty-eight out of a total of 53 dental schools (91%) responded to the survey. Results indicate that 50% of the schools surveyed teach the concept of patency to their undergraduates or graduates or both; 83% teach a step-back instrumentation technique; and 89.6% teach lateral condensation of gutta percha as their primary obturation technique. PMID:9545951

  3. Ischemic and reperfusion injury of rat peripheral nerve

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    A rat model of severe nerve ischemia was used to study the effects of ischemia and reperfusion on nerve conduction, blood flow, and the integrity of the blood-nerve barrier. Conduction failure was consistently found in the sciatic-tibial nerve during 1- and 3-hr ischemic periods. Recovery of the compound muscle action potential was prompt and complete upon reperfusion following 1 hr of ischemia. However, after 3 hr of ischemia, recovery in the proximal portion of the sciatic nerve was 14C]sucrose following 1 hr of ischemia but was significantly impaired after 3 hr of ischemia. The permeability-surface area product was consistently greater following 1 hr of reperfusion than during the immediate reperfusion period. These data indicate that severe ischemia of peripheral nerve results in reperfusion injury, conduction block, and blood-nerve barrier disruption. Microvascular events, which may occur during reperfusion, may be important in amplifying the nerve fiber damage that began during ischemia

  4. 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...

  5. Influence of root canal instrumentation and obturation techniques on intra-operative pain during endodontic therapy

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    Martín-González, Jenifer; Echevarría-Pérez, Marta; Sánchez-Domínguez, Benito; Tarilonte-Delgado, Maria L.; Castellanos-Cosano, Lizett; López-Frías, Francisco J.; Segura-Egea, Juan J.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To analyse the influence of root canal instrumentation and obturation techniques on intra-operative pain experienced by patients during endodontic therapy. Method and Materials: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in Ponferrada and Sevilla, Spain, including 80 patients (46 men and 34 women), with ages ranged from 10 to 74 years, randomly recruited. Patient gender and age, affected tooth, pulpal diagnosis, periapical status, previous NSAID or antibiotic (AB) trea...

  6. 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...

  7. 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

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    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...

  8. Optic Nerve Pit

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    ... Conditions Frequently Asked Questions Español Condiciones Chinese Conditions Optic Nerve Pit What is optic nerve pit? An optic nerve pit is a ... may be seen in both eyes. How is optic pit diagnosed? If the pit is not affecting ...

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

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    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.

  10. 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.

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    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

  11. 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

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    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...

  12. [Repair of peripheral nerve effect by direct suture after elongation of nerve by traction].

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    Wang, S; Wang, H; Chen, J

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    To find new technique for repair of peripheral nerve defect, the nerve elongation repair technique was adopted. Two cases with nerve defect were treated by this method. One was a 12 year old male, the defect length of right radial nerve was 7.2 cm at the elbow. The other one was a 28 year old male, the defect length of left ulnar nerve the was 5 cm at elbow. In this method, the nerve was elongated by slow stretch from distal and proximal end of the ruptured nerve. After a few days, the nerve was repaired by direct suture. After operation, the function of nerves were recovered in 119 days and 114 days respectively. Follow-up for 5 years, the function of the effected limbs were recovered to the normal side. It was concluded that: (1) the peripheral never can be elongated by slow stretch; (2) to stretch the nerve end in a rubber tube can prevent adhesion and connective tissue blocking; (3) strength and supporting point of stretching should be designed carefully. PMID:10437049

  13. What Are Nerve Blocks for Headache?

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    ... at the Montefiore Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Matthew S. Robbins, MD, ... is an assistant professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the current chair of ...

  14. 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.

  15. Improved technique for CT-guided celiac ganglia block

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    Celiac nerve blocks have been performed without radiologic guidance, but recently several groups have reported computed tomography (CT)-guided techniques. The authors present a new technique of CT-guided celiac nerve block using an 18 gauge Teflon catheter, which permits a test block dose and permanent alcohol block with one procedure. The results of this new technique were very encouraging. Of nine cancer patients who had the test block, seven had good pain relief; these same patients had good pain control with the permanent block. Of six patients with pancreatitis, six had good pain relief from the test block, and three had some long-term relief from the permanent block

  16. 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.

  17. 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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    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

  18. Peripheral nerve injuries in the athlete.

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    Feinberg, J H; Nadler, S F; Krivickas, L S

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    Peripheral nerves are susceptible to injury in the athlete because of the excessive physiological demands that are made on both the neurological structures and the soft tissues that protect them. The common mechanisms of injury are compression, traction, ischaemia and laceration. Seddon's original classification system for nerve injuries based on neurophysiological changes is the most widely used. Grade 1 nerve injury is a neuropraxic condition, grade 2 is axonal degeneration and grade 3 is nerve transection. Peripheral nerve injuries are more common in the upper extremities than the lower extremities, tend to be sport specific, and often have a biomechanical component. While the more acute and catastrophic neurological injuries are usually obvious, many remain subclinical and are not recognised before neurological damage is permanent. Early detection allows initiation of a proper rehabilitation programme and modification of biomechanics before the nerve injury becomes irreversible. Recognition of nerve injuries requires an understanding of peripheral neuroanatomy, knowledge of common sites of nerve injury and an awareness of the types of peripheral nerve injuries that are common and unique to each sport. The electrodiagnostic exam, usually referred to as the 'EMG', consists of nerve conduction studies and the needle electrode examination. It is used to determine the site and degree of neurological injury and to predict outcome. It should be performed by a neurologist or physiatrist (physician specialising in physical medicine and rehabilitation), trained and skilled in this procedure. Timing is essential if the study is to provide maximal information. Findings such as decreased recruitment after injury and conduction block at the site of injury may be apparent immediately after injury but other findings such as abnormal spontaneous activity may take several weeks to develop. The electrodiagnostic test assists with both diagnosis of the injury and in predicting outcome. Proximal nerve injuries have a poorer prognosis for neurological recovery. The most common peripheral nerve injury in the athlete is the burner syndrome. Though primarily a football injury, burners have been reported in wrestling, hockey, basketball and weight-lifting as a result of acute head, neck and/or shoulder trauma. Most burners are self-limiting, but they occasionally produce permanent neurological deficits. The axillary nerve is commonly injured with shoulder dislocations but is also susceptible to injury by direct compression. The sciatic and common peroneal nerves can be injured by trauma. The suprascapular, musculocutaneous, ulnar, median and tibial nerves are susceptible to entrapment. The long thoracic and femoral nerves can be injured by severe traction. PMID:9421863

  19. Relationship Between Volume of Pterygopalatine Fossa and Block Anesthesia of Maxillary Nerve: A Pilot Study / Relación entre el Volumen de la Fosa Pterigopalatina y la Anestesia Troncular del Nervio Maxilar: Un Estudio Piloto

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    Pedro, Aravena Torres; Nicole, Cresp Sinning; Katherine, Büchner Sagredo; Carlos, Muñoz Rocha; Ricardo, Cartes-Velásquez.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El bloqueo troncular del nervio maxilar (BTNM) se logra depositando anestesia vía canal palatino mayor en la fosa pterigopalatina. Los autores difieren en la cantidad de anestesia a depositar y la tasa de complicaciones asociadas (diplopía y hematomas). Coronado et al. (2008) midió el volumen de la [...] fosa pterigopalatina encontrando un promedio de 1,2ml, sugiriendo dicha cantidad de anestesia para el BTNM. El objetivo del presente trabajo es comparar la eficacia de dosis bajas de 1,2ml (DB) versus dosis tradicional de 1,8ml (DT) de anestesia para el BTNM y sus efectos adversos. Se realizó un estudio clínico cuasiexperimental de carácter exploratorio, participaron 82 pacientes donde la técnica anestésica estaba indicada para un procedimiento de exodoncia, los que fueron aleatorizados en los grupos DB y DT, administrándoles lidocaína al 2% con 1:50.000 de epinefrina. Se registraron variables demográficas (sexo y edad), clínicas (pieza a extraer y dosis administrada) y anatómicas (índices facial superior y craneal). El éxito anestésico (EA) se definió como la posibilidad de realizar la exodoncia con nulo o mínimo dolor, medido con escala visual análoga (EVA). En el análisis estadístico se utilizaron los tests de chi cuadrado y t de student (p Abstract in english Block anesthesia of maxillary nerve 9BAMN) is achieved by depositing anesthesia through greater palatine canal into the pterygopalatine fossa. Authors differ in the amount of anesthesia to be administered and the rate of complications (diplopia and hematomas), Coronado et al., (2008), measured the s [...] ize of the pterygopalatine fossa finding an average of 1.2 ml, suggesting that amount of anesthesia for BAMN. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of low doses of 1.2 ml (LD)versus traditional dose of 1.8 m. (TD) of anesthesia for BAMN and its adverse effects. A quasi experimental exploratory clinical study was performed involving 82 patients where the anesthetic technique was suitable for tooth extraction procedure; patients were randomized in LD and TD groups, 2% lidocaine with 1:50.000 epinephrine was used. Demographic (sex and age), clinical (tooth for extraction and anesthetic dose) as well as anatomical variables (upper facial and cranial index) were recorded. The anesthetic success (AS) was defined as the possibility to perform the tooth extraction with no pain or minimal pain as measured by visual analogue scale (VAS). For statistical analysis chi-square and t test (p

  20. The isolated chick biventer cervicis nerve-muscle preparation

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    Ginsborg, B. L.; Warriner, Joan

    1960-01-01

    The isolated biventer cervicis nerve-muscle preparation can be used to distinguish between neuromuscular blocking agents which cause depolarization and those which do not. Both reduce the contractions caused by nerve stimulation, but depolarizing drugs also cause a contracture of the muscle. PMID:13705512

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Anatomy of the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves with observations of their spinal nerve contributions.

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    Klaassen, Zachary; Marshall, Ewarld; Tubbs, R Shane; Louis, Robert G; Wartmann, Christopher T; Loukas, Marios

    2011-05-01

    Proper anesthesia and knowledge of the anatomical location of the iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerves is important during hernia repair and other surgical procedures. Surgical complications have also implicated these nerves, emphasizing the importance of the development of a clear topographical map for use in their identification. The aim of this study was to explore anatomical variations in the iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerves and relate this information to clinical situations. One hundred adult formalin fixed cadavers were dissected resulting in 200 iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerve specimens. Each nerve was analyzed for spinal nerve contribution and classified accordingly. All nerves were documented where they entered the abdominal wall with this point being measured in relation to the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS). The linear course of each nerve was followed, and its lateral distance from the midline at termination was measured. The ilioinguinal nerve originated from L1 in 130 specimens (65%), from T12 and L1 in 28 (14%), from L1 and L2 in 22 (11%), and from L2 and L3 in 20 (10%). The nerve entered the abdominal wall 2.8 ± 1.1 cm medial and 4 ± 1.2 cm inferior to the ASIS and terminated 3 ± 0.5 cm lateral to the midline. The iliohypogastric nerve originated from T12 on 14 sides (7%), from T12 and L1 in 28 (14%), from L1 in 20 (10%), and from T11 and T12 in 12 (6%). The nerve entered the abdominal wall 2.8 ± 1.3 cm medial and 1.4 ± 1.2 cm inferior to the ASIS and terminated 4 ± 1.3 cm lateral to the midline. For both nerves, the distance between the ASIS and the midline was 12.2 ± 1.1 cm. To reduce nerve damage and provide sufficient anesthetic for nerve block during surgical procedures, the precise anatomical location and spinal nerve contributions of the iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerves need to be considered. PMID:21509811

  5. 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)

  6. Relationship Between Volume of Pterygopalatine Fossa and Block Anesthesia of Maxillary Nerve: A Pilot Study Relación entre el Volumen de la Fosa Pterigopalatina y la Anestesia Troncular del Nervio Maxilar: Un Estudio Piloto

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    Pedro Aravena Torres

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Block anesthesia of maxillary nerve 9BAMN is achieved by depositing anesthesia through greater palatine canal into the pterygopalatine fossa. Authors differ in the amount of anesthesia to be administered and the rate of complications (diplopia and hematomas, Coronado et al., (2008, measured the size of the pterygopalatine fossa finding an average of 1.2 ml, suggesting that amount of anesthesia for BAMN. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of low doses of 1.2 ml (LDversus traditional dose of 1.8 m. (TD of anesthesia for BAMN and its adverse effects. A quasi experimental exploratory clinical study was performed involving 82 patients where the anesthetic technique was suitable for tooth extraction procedure; patients were randomized in LD and TD groups, 2% lidocaine with 1:50.000 epinephrine was used. Demographic (sex and age, clinical (tooth for extraction and anesthetic dose as well as anatomical variables (upper facial and cranial index were recorded. The anesthetic success (AS was defined as the possibility to perform the tooth extraction with no pain or minimal pain as measured by visual analogue scale (VAS. For statistical analysis chi-square and t test (p El bloqueo troncular del nervio maxilar (BTNM se logra depositando anestesia vía canal palatino mayor en la fosa pterigopalatina. Los autores difieren en la cantidad de anestesia a depositar y la tasa de complicaciones asociadas (diplopía y hematomas. Coronado et al. (2008 midió el volumen de la fosa pterigopalatina encontrando un promedio de 1,2ml, sugiriendo dicha cantidad de anestesia para el BTNM. El objetivo del presente trabajo es comparar la eficacia de dosis bajas de 1,2ml (DB versus dosis tradicional de 1,8ml (DT de anestesia para el BTNM y sus efectos adversos. Se realizó un estudio clínico cuasiexperimental de carácter exploratorio, participaron 82 pacientes donde la técnica anestésica estaba indicada para un procedimiento de exodoncia, los que fueron aleatorizados en los grupos DB y DT, administrándoles lidocaína al 2% con 1:50.000 de epinefrina. Se registraron variables demográficas (sexo y edad, clínicas (pieza a extraer y dosis administrada y anatómicas (índices facial superior y craneal. El éxito anestésico (EA se definió como la posibilidad de realizar la exodoncia con nulo o mínimo dolor, medido con escala visual análoga (EVA. En el análisis estadístico se utilizaron los tests de chi cuadrado y t de student (p<0,05. Los resultados muestran que el dolor y el EA en el grupo DB fueron de 2,93 y 61,67% y en el DT de 3,09 y 59,09% respectivamente, hubo 6 casos de diplopía sin diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre ambos grupos.

  7. Coronal Microleakage in Root Canals Obturated with Lateral Compaction, Warm Vertical Compaction and Guttaflow System

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    Mohsen Aminsobhani

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Root canal obturation seals the root canal system to prevent re-entry and/or growth of microorganisms. The provision of an appropriate restoration to coronally seal the access cavity affects the success of endodontic treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the coronal microbial leakage in root canals that were either filled by lateral compaction, GuttaFlow or warm vertical compaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this ex vivo study, 80 single-rooted human extracted teeth were randomly divided into three experimental groups (n=20 and two positive and negative control groups (n=10. The teeth in experimental groups were obturated with cold lateral compaction, GuttaFlow system or warm vertical compaction techniques. After sterilization of the whole system with gamma-ray, 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 and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis tests. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in impeding saliva leakage between the three experimental groups (P>0.05. CONCLUSION: Under the conditions of this ex vivo study, it can be concluded that the sealing ability of cold lateral compaction, warm vertical compaction and GuttaFlow system was comparable.

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

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    Ma?gorzata Jaworska

    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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Optic Nerve Imaging

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    Optic Nerve Imaging email Send this article to a friend by filling out the fields below: Your name: ... Your eye doctor may use one of these optic nerve computer imaging techniques as part of your glaucoma ...

  12. Microvascular Cranial Nerve Palsy

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    ... Cranial Nerve Palsy? Tweet Microvascular cranial nerve palsy (MCNP) is a neurological condition involving the small blood ... affects the muscles that move the eyes. With MCNP, there is a blockage of blood flow to ...

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

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

    2002-01-01

    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 Endométhasoneregister mark or target 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. PMID:12131985

  14. The Physics of Nerves

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    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.

  15. 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

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. [Cerebrovascular accidents after endoscopic obturation of esophageal varices with isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate in 2 patients].

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    Sée, A; Florent, C; Lamy, P; Lévy, V G; Bouvry, M

    1986-01-01

    We report 2 cases of cerebral stroke in cirrhotic patients following endoscopic obturation of esophageal varices with Isobutyl-2-Cyanoacrylate. In both cases, hemiplegia appeared several hours after the procedure. A brain CT scan showed radiodense material in the cerebral arteries due to dissemination of Isobutyl-2-Cyanoacrylate. One patient died, the other improved slowly. Different hypotheses may be raised: defectuous injection into the arterial circulation, systemic emboli via portopulmonary venous shunts, delayed polymerization of Isobutyl-2-Cyanoacrylate. Systemic emboli have been reported previously following percutaneous transhepatic obliteration of esophageal varices, suggesting portopulmonary venous shunts. In spite of these 2 complications, this procedure remains useful in stopping acute variceal bleeding and in preventing recurrent bleeding. PMID:3781162

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

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    João Eduardo Gomes-Filho

    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 existence 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<0.01. In conclusion, none of the evaluated techniques was able to prevent apical infiltration, so working length so the working length determination has to be established and maintained carefully.

  20. In vitro evaluation of coronal microleakage associated with two root obturation techniques

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    Živkovi? Slavoljub

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of the smear layer on the coronal microleakage in root canals obturated with laterally condensed cold gutta-percha or Thermafil and two root canal sealers. Materials and methods: Sixty extracted single-rooted human teeth with straight root canals were allocated to two experimental groups. The root canals were instrumented using the STEP-BACK technique, K reamers and K files and irrigated with 2.5 % NaOCl. The teeth in the first group were treated with 17% EDTA and 2.5 % NaOCl to remove the smear layer. The teeth in both groups were obturated either with laterally condensed cold guttapercha (28 teeth or Thermafil gutta-percha with plastic cores (28 teeth and RSA or AH-PLUS sealers. The specimens were evaluated for coronal microleakage using silver nitrate solution. The linear penetration of the dye was assessed using a binocular magnifying glass (x25, with an inserted micrometer scale. Results: The results showed low coronal microleakage in the group where the smear layer was removed in both the lateral compaction technique (RSA - 1.71mm and AHPLUS - 1.61mm and the Thermafil groups - RSA (1.65mm and AH-PLUS (1.66mm. In the group with the intact smear layer, greater microleakage was noticed in both groups, lateral compaction technique -RSA (3.06 mm and AH-PLUS (2.83mm and Thermafil technique -RSA (2.99mm and AH-PLUS ( 2.83mm. The difference was statistically significant between the groups with and without the smear layer for both RSA (p< 0.001 and AH-PLUS sealers ( p<0.001. Conclusion: The present results suggest that the removal of the smear layer significantly improves the tightness of the coronal seal and reduces the coronal microleakage.

  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. 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.

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

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    AR - Farhad

    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

  4. Femoral nerve infusion after primary total knee arthroplasty

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    C. Wyatt, M.; Wright, T.; Locker, J.; Stout, K.; Chapple, C.; Theis, J. C.

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Effective analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) improves patient satisfaction, mobility and expedites discharge. This study assessed whether continuous femoral nerve infusion (CFNI) was superior to a single-shot femoral nerve block in primary TKA surgery completed under subarachnoid blockade including morphine. Methods We performed an adequately powered, prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled trial comparing CFNI of 0.125% bupivacaine versus normal saline following a single-shot femoral nerve block and subarachnoid anaesthesia with intrathecal morphine for primary TKA. Patients were randomised to either treatment (CFNI 0 ml to 10 ml/h 0.125% bupivacaine) or placebo (CFNI 0 ml to 10 ml/h normal saline). Both groups received a single-shot femoral nerve block (0.25% 20 ml bupivacaine) prior to placement of femoral nerve catheter and subarachnoid anaesthesia with intrathecal morphine. All patients had a standardised analgesic protocol. The primary end point was post-operative visual analogue scale (VAS) pain score over 72 hours post-surgery. Secondary outcomes were morphine equivalent dose, range of movement, side effects, and length of stay. Results A total of 86 patients were recruited. Treatment and placebo groups were comparable. No significant difference was found in VAS pain scores, total morphine equivalent requirements, side effects, range of movement, motor block, or length of hospital stay. Conclusion No significant advantage was found for CFNI over a single-shot femoral block and subarachnoid anaesthesia after TKA. Cite this article: Bone Joint Res 2015;4:11–16. PMID:25653286

  5. Facial Nerve Neuroma Management

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    Weber, Peter C.; Osguthorpe, J. David

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    Three facial nerve neuromas were identified in the academic year 1994-1995. Each case illustrates different management dilemmas. One patient with a grade III facial nerve palsy had a small geniculate ganglion neuroma with the dilemma of decompression versus resection clear nerve section margins. The second patient underwent facial neuroma resection with cable graft reconstruction, but the permanent sections were positive. The last patient had a massive neuroma in which grafting versus other f...

  6. Engineering Peripheral Nerve Repair

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    Marquardt, Laura; Sakiyama-Elbert, Shelly E

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    Current approaches for treating peripheral nerve injury have resulted in promising, yet insufficient functional recovery compared to the clinical standard of care, autologous nerve grafts. In order to design a construct that can match the regenerative potential of the autograft, all facets of nerve tissue must be incorporated in a combinatorial therapy. Engineered biomaterial scaffolds in the future will have to promote enhanced regeneration and appropriate reinnervation by targeting the high...

  7. Microsurgical procedures for peripheral nerve lesions: Choice of anesthesia

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    Stoši? Mila M.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Microsurgical procedures on peripheral nerve lesions have their own specifics. Those are: duration and extent of operation, and need to change body position during operation. General endotracheal anesthesia has been used for operations on brachial plexus lesions with neural transpher; on peripheral nerve lesions with sural nerve autotransplantations; on all extracranial lesions (facial n. and lesion hypoglossal n.; for lesions of plexus lumbalis and sciatic nerve. These operations are requesting turning of patient on the lateral or ventral position or they are performed on head and neck. Because operation and anesthesia last longer, general ET anesthesia is more suitable for neurosurgens and anesthesiologist's interventions. Regional anesthesia, i.e. neural plexus block, is suitable for operations on upper extremity. Then we perform brachial plexus block with more approaches. There has been frequently in use axillary approach which is easier to perform, has minimum of complications and is suitable for procedures at cubital region, forearm and hand.

  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. 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

    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: 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.

  10. Nerve Disease and Bladder Control

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    ... Disease and Bladder Control Nerve Disease and Bladder Control On this page: What bladder control problems does ... bladder do not work properly. [ Top ] What bladder control problems does nerve damage cause? Nerves that work ...

  11. Sealing Ability of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and Calcium-Enriched Mixture Cement as Apical Barriers with Different Obturation Techniques

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    Tabrizizade, Mahdi; Asadi, Yasin; Sooratgar, Aidin; Moradi, Saeed; Sooratgar, Hossein; Ayatollahi, Fatemeh

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    Introduction: Endodontic treatment in pulpless immature teeth is challenging due to the lack of an apical stop. Insertion of an apical plug is an alternative to conventional long-term apexification with calcium hydroxide. The aim of this study was to compare the apical microleakage of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and calcium-enriched mixture (CEM) cement as apical plugs with three different obturation techniques. Methods and Materials: This experimental study was conducted on 130 single r...

  12. Photoelastic analysis of implant-retained and conventional obturator prostheses with different attachment systems and soft relining.

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    do Prado Ribeiro, Paula; Goiato, Marcelo Coelho; Pellizzer, Eduardo Pizza; Pesqueira, Aldiéris Alves; Haddad, Marcela Filiè; de Carvalho Dekon, Stefan Fiuza; dos Santos, Daniela Micheline

    2011-05-01

    Complete and partial loss of maxillary bone may jeopardize oral physiology and generate complications as oral-sinus-nasal communication. Palatal obturator prostheses are a treatment alternative for rehabilitation of these patients. The aim of this study was to assess stress distribution, through photoelasticity, on palatal obturator prostheses associated with different attachment systems (o'ring, bar clip, and o'ring/bar clip) of implants and submitted to relining. Two photoelastic models were fabricated according to an experimental maxillary model with oral-sinus-nasal communication. One model did not present implants, whereas the other included 2 implants with 13.0 mm in length in the left ridge. Four colorless maxillary obturator prostheses were fabricated and relined with soft silicone. One of these prostheses presented no attachment system, whereas the remaining prostheses included attachment systems adapted to the implants. The assembly (model/attachment system/prosthesis) was positioned in a circular polariscope during loading with 100 N at 10 mm/s. The results were based on observation during the experiment and photographic records of stress on the photoelastic model. The bar clip system exhibited the highest stress concentration followed by o'ring/bar clip and o'ring systems. The attachment systems presented different stress distribution with greater concentration surrounding the implants and homogenous stress distribution on the photoelastic model without implants. The highest concentration of fringes occurred, in ascending order, with o'ring, o'ring/bar clip, and bar clip systems. PMID:21558947

  13. [Limit of root canal obturation by gutta percha compaction technique in single rooted teeth. Clinical data apropos of 168 canals].

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    Gaye, F; Mbaye, M; Toure, B; Dieng, O; Diallo, B

    2002-03-01

    After the introduction of the lateral compactage of gutta percha in endodontic clinic of OdontoStomatology Institute of Dakar in 1995; the immediate evaluation of the quality and the limit of the canal obturation due to a prospective study on 157 monoradicular teeth so be 168 canals (11 supplementary canals) has shown that 75% of canals are of type I of Vertucci and that the apical limit of security is reached within 80.25% of cases. The manual step back canal preparation (79.17%) and the technique of canal obturation by lateral compactage of gutta percha [(64.88%); Apical limit of security: 59.52%] permit to obtain a densities (95.83%) and homogeneous (79.57%) canal obturation. The indication of gutta percha compactage on monoradicular teeth (hermetic and tridimensional root canal filling) must avail to apical curved roots of lateral incisive, the use of adapted instruments in case of canines (31 mm) and apical stop cone on necrotic pulp teeth. PMID:12061241

  14. Isolated optic nerve pseudotumour

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    Isolated optic nerve involvement by the idiopathic inflammatory process is a rare finding and very few reports are available. Here a case of an isolated optic nerve inflammatory pseudotumour presenting with gradually progressive unilateral loss of vision is described. It showed dramatic response to a trial of steroids and its differential diagnoses are discussed. Copyright (1999) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Axillary Block as the Sole Anesthetic for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Placement in an Infant with Goldenhar Syndrome

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    The use of peripheral nerve block as the sole anesthetic in infants is not very common. Studies have demonstrated that ultrasound guided (USG) peripheral nerve block is associated with higher overall success rate when compared with nerve stimulation (Rubin et al., 2009, and Gelfand et al., 2011). Described below is a medically complex infant who had an USG axillary brachial plexus block for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

  1. A Standardized Method for 4D Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blockade and Catheter Placement

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    Clendenen, N. J.; C. B. Robards; S. R. Clendenen

    2014-01-01

    We present a standardized method for using four-dimensional ultrasound (4D US) guidance for peripheral nerve blocks. 4D US allows for needle tracking in multiple planes simultaneously and accurate measurement of the local anesthetic volume surrounding the nerve following injection. Additionally, the morphology and proximity of local anesthetic spread around the target nerve is clearly seen with the described technique. This method provides additional spatial information in real time compared ...

  2. Unilateral Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy after Use of the Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme

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    Kenichi Takahoko; Hajime Iwasaki; Tomoki Sasakawa; Akihiro Suzuki; Hideki Matsumoto; Hiroshi Iwasaki

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    Purpose. Hypoglossal nerve palsy after use of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is an exceptionally rare complication. We present the first case of unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy after use of the LMA Supreme. Clinical Features. A healthy 67-year-old female was scheduled for a hallux valgus correction under general anesthesia combined with femoral and sciatic nerve blocks. A size 4?LMA Supreme was inserted successfully at the first attempt and the cuff was inflated with air at an intracuff...

  3. Suprascapular nerve entrapment.

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    Corò, L; Azuelos, A; Alexandre, A

    2005-01-01

    It is important to be aware of neuropathy involving the suprascapular nerve. While direct trauma to the suprascapular nerve is the usual cause (direct blow to the base of the neck or posterior shoulder, shoulder dislocation or fracture), the problem may result from overuse injuries (such as repetitive tennis serving or spiking of a volley ball), excessive horizontal adduction, weight lifting, backpacking or no apparent reason. These last three years we have operated 8 cases of suprascapular nerve neurolysis at the level of suprascapular incision, and section of the transverse scapular ligament through the back supraspinal approach. PMID:15830964

  4. 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 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

  5. Facial nerve pathology

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    This paper reports MR imaging and CT used in 13 cases of facial neuromas and eight simulating lesions. On MR imaging, facial neuromas has long T1 and long T2 characteristics. In a 4-year-old girl with congenital facial palsy, CT and MR imaging demonstrated a facial neuroma involving the entire intratemporal segment of the facial nerve, including massive involvement of the greater superficial petrosal nerve extending into the vidian canal. A primary chemodectoma of the facial nerve (enhanced after administration of gadolinium) was identical to the facial neuroma on CT scans and MR images. Perineural metastatic lesions could not be differentiated from facial neuromas. Isolated granulomas of the facial nerve had CT findings similar to those of a facial neuroma

  6. 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.

  7. Sacral nerve stimulation

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    Besendörfer M.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The current concept of recruiting residual function of an inadequate pelvic organ by electrostimulation involves stimulation of the sacral spinal nerves at the level of the sacral canal. The rationale for applying SNS to fecal incontinence was based on clinical observations of its effect on bowel habits and anorectal continence function in urologic patients (increased anorectal angulation and anal canal closure pressure and on anatomic considerations: dissection demonstrated a dual peripheral nerve supply of the striated pelvic floor muscles that govern these functions. Because the sacral spinal nerve site is the most distal common location of this dual nerve supply, stimulating here can elicit both functions. Since the first application of SNS in fecal incontinence in 1994, this technique has been improved, the patient selection process modified, and the spectrum of indications expanded. At present SNS has been applied in more than 1300 patients with fecal incontinence limited.

  8. Femoral nerve dysfunction

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    ... surgical removal of tumors or other growths that press on the nerve. Pain medication, if necessary. Various ... complication is repeated and unnoticed injury to the leg. When there is muscle weakness, falls and related ...

  9. Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

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    ... takes advantage of the anti-in? ammatory e? ects similar to oral steroids. The injection may be ... the nerve to recover with more time. Surgical Treatment There are several surgical procedures for radiculopathy. The ...

  10. Optic nerve aspergillosis.

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    Yuan, Lisi; Prayson, Richard A

    2015-07-01

    We report a 55-year-old woman with optic nerve Aspergillosis. Aspergillus is an ubiquitous airborne saprophytic fungus. Inhaled Aspergillus conidia are normally eliminated in the immunocompetent host by innate immune mechanisms; however, in immunosuppressed patients, they can cause disease. The woman had a past medical history of hypertension and migraines. She presented 1year prior to death with a new onset headache behind the left eye and later developed blurred vision and scotoma. A left temporal artery biopsy was negative for giant cell arteritis. One month prior to the current admission, she had an MRI showing optic nerve thickening with no other findings. Because of the visual loss and a positive antinuclear antibody test, she was given a trial of high dose steroids and while it significantly improved her headache, her vision did not improve. At autopsy, the left optic nerve at the level of the cavernous sinus and extending into the optic chiasm was enlarged in diameter and there was a 1.3cm firm nodule surrounding the left optic nerve. Histologically, an abscess surrounded and involved the left optic nerve. Acute angle branching, angioinvasive fungal hyphae were identified on Grocott's methenamine silver stained sections, consistent with Aspergillus spp. No gross or microscopic evidence of systemic vasculitis or infection was identified in the body. The literature on optic nerve Aspergillosis is reviewed. PMID:25861888

  11. Angiotensin and peripheral sympathetic nerve activity

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    Benelli, G.; Della Bella, D.; Gandini, A.

    1964-01-01

    On the isolated vas deferens of the guinea-pig angiotensin potentiated strongly the height of contractions due to electrical stimulation of the hypogastric nerve; it did not affect the responses to noradrenaline and acetylcholine, nor did it elicit any contraction when given alone. Angiotensin likewise potentiated the responses of the cat spleen to nerve stimulation, but it also induced by itself strong contractions of the organ and reduction of the venous outflow. In experiments on the arterial blood pressure of anaesthetized and spinal cats, in which sympathetic postganglionic transmission was temporarily blocked by nicotine or tetramethylammonium, pressor responses to angiotensin were strongly reduced. As with some ganglion-stimulating drugs, the pressor responses, enhanced after a second series of nicotine injections, were reduced to the control level by hexamethonium. These findings indicate the involvement of peripheral sympathetic nerves in the action of angiotensin: the hypothesis is advanced that angiotensin acts at the peripheral nerve endings by promoting a greater output of noradrenaline. PMID:14126053

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

    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 literatura. 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 estudoSeveral 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.

  15. Comparación entre la técnica de multi-inyección y la inyección única con localización del nervio mediano en el bloqueo infraclavicular para cirugía del miembro superior Multi-injection vs. single injection technique with localization of the medial nerve for infraclavicular block for upper limb surgery

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    Reinaldo Grueso Angulo

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    Full Text Available Introducción. El propósito de este experimento clínico aleatorizado controlado y ciego para el observador es comparar la efectividad del bloqueo del Plexo braquial por la via infraclavicular guiado por neuroestimulador luego de usar dos técnicas diferentes: la técnica de inyección múltiple con localización de tres cordones diferentes y la técnica de inyección única con localización del cordón medial. Métodos. Doscientos sesenta (260 pacientes programados para cirugía de miembro superior con Anestesia regional fueron asignados de manera aleatoria en dos grupos: inyección múltiple IM (129 o inyección única IU (128. El desenlace primario que se evaluó fue la efectividad del bloqueo, entendida como la ausencia de de sedación fuera de unos límites establecidos o la necesidad de administrar anestesia general. Otros desenlaces evaluados fueron la satisfacción de los pacientes y la presencia de efectos secundarios. Resultados. Los grupos fueron comparables en sus características de base. El tiempo de colocación del bloqueo fue de 9,6 minutos (±5,9 en IU vs. 10,4 minutos (±3,8 en IM, el cual no fue clínicamente diferente. El desenlace primario mostro 7 fallas de 129 pacientes (5,43 % en IM, mientras que en IU fueron 27 fallas de 128 pacientes analizados (21,09 %. Esta diferencia entre las dos técnicas da como resultado un RR: 3,89 con un IC (1,76 - 8,6 con una pIntroduction. The purpose of this, randomized, controlled, observer-blind clinical trial, was to compare the efficacy of the neurostimulator-guided infraclavicular block of the brachial plexus, using two different techniques: multiple injection with localization of three different cords and the single injection technique with localization of the medial cord. Methods. Two hundred and sixty (260 patients scheduled for upper limb surgery under Regional anesthesia were randomly distributed into two groups: multiple injection (MI (129 or single injection (SI (128. The primary outcome assessed was the efficacy of the block, meaning the absence of sedation beyond some established margins or the need to administer general anesthesia. Other outcomes measured were patient satisfaction and the presence of side effects. Results. Both groups had comparable baseline characteristics. The time for administering the block was 9,6 minutes (±5,9 for SI vs. 10,4 minutes (±3,8 for MI, which was not clinically different. The primary outcome showed 7 failures in 129 MI patients (5,43 % and 27 (21,09 % of the SI 128 patients studied. This difference between the two techniques results in a RR of 3,89 with a CI (1,76 - 8,6 and p< 0,0002. Conclusions. In a significant sample of patients and within a controlled environment, the effectiveness of the brachial plexus block using the conventional multiple injections technique with peripheral nerve stimulator was superior to stimulator-guided peripheral nerve single injection technique with localization of the medial cord.

  16. Blocking Conceptualization

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    2011-01-01

    My purpose in this chapter is to go into some detail on the various blocks to conceptualization that the reader can and should be wary of so he/she can either avoid them, deal with them adequately to do a GT study, or submit to them humbly for greater gains for the moment. They are authoritative blocks, preconceptions, inability to adequately conceptualize, the initial confusion and regression, multiversion view of GT, QDA requirement blocks, data collection overload, data coding overload, pe...

  17. 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.

    2011-03-01

    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.

  18. 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

    2011-03-01

    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 posibilidades: 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.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 reconstruction 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.

  19. 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...

  20. Nerve in reversal reaction.

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    Job, C K

    1996-01-01

    1. Much of the nerve destruction in leprosy takes place during the reactive phase, both during ENL reaction and RR. 2. The high risk patients expected to develop RR are borderline patients with generalized lesions (more than 10 skin lesions) and those presenting with three or more thickened nerve trunks. 3. In RR there is a sudden enhancement of already existing DTH to M. leprae and its antigens resulting in the release of excessive quantities of TNF alpha, INF gamma, and IL-2. The triggering mechanisms of this phenomenon is poorly understood. 4. The already existing granulomas suddenly increase considerably in size due to oedema and rapid influx of lymphocytes, Langhan's and foreign body giant cells. Fragments of M. leprae are also present in the granuloma of some patients. 5. In RR, the acute granulomatous inflammation can produce destruction of nerves even to the extent of causing caseous necrosis of the nerve tissue and irreversible paralysis. The swelling of the nerves due to sudden increase in inflammatory cells and oedema within an unyielding perineurium produce ischaemia and transient paralysis. 6. With prompt administration of anti-inflammatory drugs, paralysis recovers quickly, if it is of ischaemic origin; but will not recover if the Schwann cells and other nerve tissues are destroyed as a result of the immune granuloma. 7. A course of corticosteroids for six months along with anti-leprosy therapy is suggested in high risk patients as a preventive measure. 8. Further the serious problem of continuing nerve damage after clinical cure should be urgently tackled. PMID:8727113

  1. [Changes of the hemostasis system in patients, suffering obturation jaundice, caused by choledocholithiasis, and possibilities of their correction with the help of miniinvasive operative interventions].

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    Changes in the hemostasis system in choledocholithiasis, taking into account the obturation jaundice severity and possibility of the correction conduction, using miniinvasive operative interventions, were studied. Dynamic of changes in the hemostasis system in patients preoperatively, in 1 and 3 days after endoscopic papillosphincterotomy were monitored, using the method of a low--rate piezoelectric thromboelastography. Basing on analysis of the results, the changes in hemostasis in obturation jaundice were classified, taking into account its degree of severity, what have permitted to select a correct tactics for prophylaxis of hemorrhagic complications intraoperatively and postoperatively. PMID:25507008

  2. [Changes of the hemostasis system in patients with obturation jaundice caused by choledocholithiasis, and possibilities of their correction with the help of miniinvasive operative interventions].

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    Tkachenko, A I

    2014-08-01

    Changes in the hemostasis system in choledocholithiasis, taking into account the obturation jaundice severity and possibility of the correction conduction, using miniinvasive operative interventions, were studied. Dynamic of changes in the hemostasis system in patients preoperatively, in 1 and 3 days after endoscopic papillosphincterotomy were monitored, using the method of a low--rate piezoelectric thromboelastography. Basing on analysis of the results, the changes in hemostasis in obturation jaundice were classified, taking into account its degree of severity, what have permitted to select a correct tactics for prophylaxis of hemorrhagic complications intraoperatively and postoperatively. PMID:25417280

  3. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN RADIAL AND ULNAR NERVE AT A HIGH HUMERAL LEVEL

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    Monika Lalit

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    Full Text Available Various communications between the different branches of brachial plexus have been reported by many authors but the communication between the radial and ulnar nerve; the branches of posterior and medial cords of brachial plexus in the arm is very rare. It features the communicating ramus travelling from proximal radial nerve and distal ulnar nerve at a high humeral level in the right arm of a 56 year old male cadaver. Knowledge of such variations may be of importance in the evaluation of certain entrapment phenomenon of ulnar nerve or unexplained sensory loss after trauma or surgical interventions in that particular area is also of clinical significance in anaesthetic blocks.

  4. Monkey median nerve repaired by nerve graft or collagen nerve guide tube.

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    Archibald, S J; Shefner, J; Krarup, C; Madison, R D

    1995-05-01

    Nerve regeneration was followed in 15 median and 1 ulnar nerve of eight Macaca fascicularis monkeys by serial electrophysiological assessments over a period of three and a half years. Nerve gaps of 5 mm at the wrist were bridged by collagen-based nerve guides, nerve autografts, or direct suture repairs. Thenar muscle reinnervation occurred between 50 and 70 d for all groups, indicating axonal elongation rates of approximately 1 mm/d. The recovery rates of the compound muscle action potential (CMAP) and the compound sensory action potential (CSAP) amplitudes were significantly slower after direct suture repair compared to the other two procedures, although the final levels of recovery were all comparable. Similar results were achieved in one median and one ulnar nerve following nerve guide repair of a 15 mm nerve gap. The functional reinnervation of Pacinian corpuscles was detected in all cases following either nerve graft or nerve guide repair, with similar amplitudes and latencies of the tactile evoked CSAP for both types of repair. Histological analysis demonstrated a significant increase in the number of myelinated axons in the median nerve distal to the nerve lesions following both nerve graft and nerve guide repairs compared to proximal and normal controls, with significant reductions of fiber diameter and corresponding increases in g-ratio. The return of a bimodal frequency distribution of myelinated axon fiber diameter was confirmed by three-dimensional surface plots which illustrate the frequency distribution of the relationship between fiber diameter and g-ratio. These combined results demonstrate that nerve regeneration after repair of a 5 mm nerve gap with a collagen nerve guide in the nonhuman primate is similar to that after graft repair, and the final level of physiological recovery for both repair procedures is comparable to direct suture repair of the median nerve. PMID:7751969

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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    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

  7. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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    Full Text Available ... in the United States have some form of epilepsy. You are about to see a vagus nerve ... the implantation of a vagus nerve stimulator for epilepsy. My name is Dr. Stephanie Einhaus and I ...

  8. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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    Full Text Available ... nerve is. It lies right next to an artery and a vein, which makes it very easy ... The vagus nerve runs right between the carotid artery and the jugular vein, so that’s where we’ ...

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  10. Variant anatomy of sciatic nerve in a black Kenyan population.

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    Ogeng'o, J A; El-Busaidy, H; Mwika, P M; Khanbhai, M M; Munguti, J

    2011-08-01

    Knowledge of variant anatomy of the sciatic nerve is important in avoiding inadvertent injury during operations in the gluteal region and interpreting nondiscogenic sciatica. This variant anatomy may cause piriformis syndrome and failure of sciatic nerve block. The variations differ between populations but data from Africans is scarce. This study, therefore, investigated variations of sciatic nerve in a black Kenyan population. One hundred and sixty-four sciatic nerves from 82 cadavers of black Kenyans were exposed by dissection at the Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi, Kenya. The level of bifurcation, relationship to piriformis, and topographic relations between the branches were studied. The results were analysed by SPSS version 16.0 and are presented by macrographs. In 33 (20.1%) cases division occurred in the pelvis, while in 131 (79.9%) it occurred outside the pelvis. A single trunk sciatic nerve exited below the piriformis muscle in 131 (79.9%) cases. In cases of pelvic division, the tibial nerve was always infrapiriformic, while the common peroneal nerve passed below piriformis in 16 (9.8%) cases, pierced the piriformis in 13 (7.9%), and passed above it in 4 (2.4%). For those in which division was extrapelvic, 110 (67.1%) were in the popliteal fossa, 17 (10.4%) in the middle third of the thigh, and 4 (2.4%) in the gluteal region. Where the division was pelvic, in 19 (11.6%) cases they continued separately, in 8 (4.9%) the two nerves reunited, and in 6 (3.7%) they were connected by a communicating nerve. The sciatic nerve in the Kenyan population varies from the classical description in over 30% of cases, with many high divisions, low incidence of piriformic course of common peroneal nerve, reunion, and unusual connection between common peroneal and tibial nerves. These variations may complicate surgery and interpretation of sciatic neuropathy. Preoperative nerve imaging and extra operative diligence in the gluteal region and the back of the thigh are recommended. PMID:21866528

  11. Optic nerve hypoplasia in children.

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    Zeki, S M; Dutton, G N

    1990-01-01

    Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) is characterised by a diminished number of optic nerve fibres in the optic nerve(s) and until recently was thought to be rare. It may be associated with a wide range of other congenital abnormalities. Its pathology, clinical features, and the conditions associated with it are reviewed. Neuroendocrine disorders should be actively sought in any infant or child with bilateral ONH. Early recognition of the disorder may in some cases be life saving.

  12. High division of sciatic nerve

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    Tripti Shrivastava; Lalit Garg; B.K.Mishra; Neeta Chhabra

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    Background: The Sciatic nerve is the largest and thickest nerve in the human body with a long course in the inferior extremity. It divides into tibial and common peroneal nerves which can occur at any level from the sacral plexus to the inferior part of the popliteal space. Sciatic nerve variations are relatively common. These variations may contribute to clinical conditions ex sciatica, coccygodynia and piriformis syndrome and have important clinical implications in anaesthesiology, neurolog...

  13. 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.

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    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

  14. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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  15. 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.

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    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

  16. Attribute Blocks

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    This interactive Java applet gives students practice in sorting attribute blocks by color, shape, or size. In each problem students are presented with a set of objects that share a common attribute, and they must identify objects from another set that have the same attribute. Students can check their solution, and have another try or request a new problem. Teacher information about the blocks and their classroom implementation is included.

  17. 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.

    2014-12-01

    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.

  18. Effect of Lidocaine Chloride on Group A Nerve Fibers Function

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    Jelena Scekic

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Local anesthetics, such as lidocaine chloride delay or inhibit the occurrence and transmission of impulses along the excitable tissue membranes, but there is not enough information about their effects on types of nerve fibers within the whole nerve. The aim of the study was to determine the function parameters and examine the degree of blocking for each fiber type in group A of isolated frog sciatic nerves in relation to lidocaine chloride concentration. Thirty frog sciatic nerves, divided into three groups of 10, were examined. The nerves were incubated in Ringer solution (2.0 mmol/l calcium solution for 2 hours and control measurements were made. The nerves were put then in the following lidocaine chloride solutions: group I: 0.5 mmol/l, group II: 1.0 mmol/l and group III: 2.0 mmol/l. Experimental measurements were performed during incubation each minute until response disappearance. The compound action potential was induced by single electrical stimulus and the parameters were measured using the digital oscilloscope. The obtained data were statistically analyzed using the GraphPad Prism 5.0. Conduction velocitities for the respective types of fiber were: A? = 18.61±1.44 m/s; A? = 14.26±1.28 m/s; A? = 10.82±1.06 m/s; and A? = 6.51±0.51 m/s. The lowest percentage of blocked fiber type was for A?, and the highest for A? in relation to all three concentrations of lidocaine chloride (p?0.05. Increasing concentrations of lidocaine chloride solution increased the proportion of blocked fibers for each type of group A fibers (p?0.05. For A? fibers decrease of amplitude compared to the decrease of conduction velocity was greater (p?0.05. All group A fibers were sensitive to the effects of lidocaine chloride, but the most sensitive were A? fibers.

  19. Biocompatibility of Different Nerve Tubes

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    Hisham Fansa

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available 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 clinically, where biocompatibility is an inevitable prerequisite. This review gives an idea about artificial nerve tubes with special focus on their biocompatibility in animals and humans.

  20. [Tissue engineering of erectile nerves].

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    May, F; Weidner, N; Matiasek, K; Vroemen, M; Mrva, T; Caspers, C; Henke, J; Brill, T; Lehmer, A; Blesch, A; Erhardt, W; Gänsbacher, B; Hartung, R

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    Dissection of the cavernous nerves eliminates spontaneous erections and may lead to irreversible erectile dysfunction due to degeneration of cavernous tissue. Novel procedures to reconstruct penile innervation include cavernous nerve interposition grafting and neurotrophic treatments to revitalize penile neural input, evaluated thus far in various preclinical models of cavernous nerve injury. Schwann cells crucially contribute to successful axonal regeneration by mechanical and paracrine mechanisms in the injured nerve, and Schwann cells seeded into guidance channels have been successfully employed to support regeneration in animal models of cavernous nerve injury. Gene therapy, tissue engineering, and reconstructive techniques have been combined to deliver neurotrophic factors and recover erectile function. PMID:15549162

  1. Branching Patterns of Medial and Inferior Calcaneal Nerves Around the Tarsal Tunnel

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    Kim, Beom Suk; Choung, Phil Woo; Kwon, Soon Wook; Rhyu, Im Joo

    2015-01-01

    Objective To demonstrate the bifurcation pattern of the tibial nerve and its branches. Methods Eleven legs of seven fresh cadavers were dissected. The reference line for the bifurcation point of tibial nerve branches was an imaginary horizontal line passing the tip of the medial malleolus. The distances between the reference line and the bifurcation points were measured. The bifurcation branching patterns were categorized as type I, the pattern in which the medial calcaneal nerve (MCN) branched most proximally; type II, the pattern in which the three branches occurred at the same point; and type III, in which MCN branched most distally. Results There were seven cases (64%) of type I, three cases (27%) of type III, and one case (9%) of type II. The median MCN branching point was 0.2 cm (range, -1 to 3 cm). The median bifurcation points of the lateral plantar nerves and inferior calcaneal nerves was -0.6 cm (range, -1.5 to 1 cm) and -2.5 cm (range, -3.5 to -1 cm), respectively. Conclusion MCN originated from the tibial nerve in most cases, and plantar nerves were bifurcated below the medial malleolus. In all cases, inferior calcaneal nerves originated from the lateral plantar nerve. These anatomical findings could be useful for performing procedures, such as nerve block or electrophysiologic studies. PMID:25750872

  2. Reflections on the contributions of Harvey Cushing to the surgery of peripheral nerves.

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    Tubbs, R Shane; Patel, Neal; Nahed, Brian Vala; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A; Spinner, Robert J

    2011-05-01

    By the time Harvey Cushing entered medical school, nerve reconstruction techniques had been developed, but peripheral nerve surgery was still in its infancy. As an assistant surgical resident influenced by Dr. William Halsted, Cushing wrote a series of reports on the use of cocaine for nerve blocks. Following his residency training and a hiatus to further his clinical interests and intellectual curiosity, he traveled to Europe and met with a variety of surgeons, physiologists, and scientists, who likely laid the groundwork for Cushing's increased interest in peripheral nerve surgery. Returning to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1901, he began documenting these surgeries. Patient records preserved at Yale's Cushing Brain Tumor Registry describe Cushing's repair of ulnar and radial nerves, as well as his exploration of the brachial plexus for nerve repair or reconstruction. The authors reviewed Harvey Cushing's cases and provide 3 case illustrations not previously reported by Cushing involving neurolysis, nerve repair, and neurotization. Additionally, Cushing's experience with facial nerve neurotization is reviewed. The history, physical examination, and operative notes shed light on Cushing's diagnosis, strategy, technique, and hence, his surgery on peripheral nerve injury. These contributions complement others he made to surgery of the peripheral nervous system dealing with nerve pain, entrapment, and tumor. PMID:21214330

  3. 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.

  4. Postoperative rehabilitation in patients with peripherial nerves injury

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    ?irovi? Dragana

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Injuries of extremities can be followed by various neuromuscular complications. Injury of peripheral nerves directly depended on the topographic localization of injury (fractures, cuts, contusions. The neuromuscular complications were diagnosed and under follow-up, based on clinical, x-ray, neurologic and neurophysiological findings. The timing of physical treatment and assessment of the necessary neurosurgical intervention depended on the obtained findings. After surgeries, we continued to apply physical treatment and rehabilitation. The aim of the paper was to assess the significance of proper timing for surgery and adequate postoperative rehabilitation, as well as treatment results, depending on the extent of peripheral nerve injury. Material and methods: Based on the study condocted in the period from 2000-2002, most surgeries were done on the ulnar nerve (4 pts, median nerve (4 pts, radial nerve (3 pts, peroneal nerve (2 pts and plexus brachialis (3 pts. Paresis and peripheral nerve paralysis, associated with sensibility disorders, predominated in clinical features. In most patients surgery was done during the first 3 - 6 months after injury. In early postoperative treatment positioning of extremities with electrotherapy were most often used in early postoperative treatment, Bioptron and dosed kinesitherapy. Depending on the neurophysiological findings, in later treatment stage we included electrostimulation, thermotherapy, kinesitherapy and working therapy, with the necessary application of static and dynamic orthroses. Study results showed that the success of treatment depended on the extent of injury, i.e. whether suture of liberalization of the nerve had been done, on the adequate timing of surgery, as well as on the adequate timing and application of physical therapy and rehabilitation. More rapid and complete functional recovery was achieved if the interval between injury and surgery was shorter, as well as physical therapy was applied early. Based on the analysis of the achieved results, we concluded that peripheral nerve lesions after fractures and contusions had better prognosis in relation to isolated sections of peripheral nerves, having in mind that these were mostly conductive block transfer and nerve stretching lesion, which do not leave sequelae after completed treatment After neurorrhaphies and applied therapy, motor and sensitive deficit mostly depended on good timing of surgery and continual physiatric treatment. It is also important to point out the significance of team-work among neurosurgeon, neurologist and physiatrist necessary in early detection and successful treatment of numerous sequelae and invalidity in patients with peripheral nerve lesions.

  5. Effects of nerve growth factor on nerve regeneration after corneal nerve damage

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    Ma, Ke; Yan, Naihong; Huang, Yongzhi; Cao, Guiqun; Deng, Jie; Deng, Yingping

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    The study aims to determine the relation between the effects of mouse nerve growth factor (mNGF) and nerve regeneration after corneal surgery nerve damage. Mechanical nerve injury animal model was established by LASIK (the excimer laser keratomileusis) surgery in 12 Belgian rabbits. mNGF and the balanced salt solution (BBS) were alternatively administered in the left and right eye two times every day for 8 weeks. The morphous and growth of the sub-basal nerve plexus and superficial stroma wer...

  6. Blocking Conceptualization

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    Barney G. Glaser, Ph.D., Hon. Ph.D.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available My purpose in this chapter is to go into some detail on the various blocks to conceptualization that the reader can and should be wary of so he/she can either avoid them, deal with them adequately to do a GT study, or submit to them humbly for greater gains for the moment. They are authoritative blocks, preconceptions, inability to adequately conceptualize, the initial confusion and regression, multiversion view of GT, QDA requirement blocks, data collection overload, data coding overload, peer reviews, dealing with jargonizing GT, and being a novice both in experience and in scholarship with GT. Obviously these are related in many ways and I have dealt with them a bit in above chapters on helping coding. My goal here is to put them into relief for focused attention and thought so they can be avoided or handled.

  7. Unilateral variant origin of musculocutaneous nerve

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    Sontakke YA; Fulzele RR; Tamgire DW; Joshi M; Gajbe UL; Marathe RR

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    Musculocutaneous nerve branch out from lateral cord of brachial plexus. It innervates coracobrachialis, biceps brachii and brachialis muscles and continues as the lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm without exhibiting any communication with median nerve or any other nerve. Here, unilateral variant origin of musculocutaneous nerve is reported. In an adult male cadaver, a branch of median nerve represents musculocutaneous nerve which supplies coracobrachialis, biceps brachii and brachialis muscl...

  8. Pleural effusion and atelectasis during continuous interscalene brachial plexus block -A case report-

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    Yang, Chun Woo; Jung, Sung Mee; Cho, Choon Kyu; Kwon, Hee Uk; Kang, Po Soon; Lim, Young Su; Oh, Jin Young; Yi, Jin Woong

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    An interscalene brachial plexus block is an effective means of providing anesthesia-analgesia for shoulder surgery. However, it has a multitude of potential side effects such as phrenic nerve block. We report a case of a patient who developed atelectasis of the lung, and pleural effusion manifested as chest discomfort during a continuous interscalene brachial plexus block for postoperative analgesia.

  9. Traumatic third nerve palsy.

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    Elston, J S

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    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...

  10. Nerve diffusion tensor imaging

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    Skorpil, Mikael

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    Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a magnetic resonance imaging technique that in vivo visualises random translational movement of water molecules. DTI has inherent difficulties with low signal-to-noise ratio, sensitivity to patient motion, field inhomogeneities and fast T2 relaxation. It has been used in the central nervous system, although it has not been assessed in the peripheral nervous system. The aim of this thesis was to investigate if DTI in peripheral nerves was feasible, and if s...

  11. Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndromes.

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

    2015-01-01

    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

  12. 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-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

  13. Efeitos da clonidina por via muscular e perineural no bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5% / Effects of intramuscular and perineural clonidine on sciatic nerve block with 0.5% ropivacaine / Efectos de la clonidina por vía muscular y perineural en el bloqueo del nervio isquiático con ropivacaína a 0,5%

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    Pablo Escovedo, Helayel; Luciano, Kroth; Gustavo Luchi, Boos; Márcio Tagliari, Jahns; Getúlio Rodrigues de, Oliveira Filho.

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Foram estudados os efeitos da clonidina sobre a latência, a qualidade da anestesia e a duração da analgesia do bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5%. MÉTODO: Quarenta pacientes adultos foram submetidos a cirurgias sobre o pé e/ou a face lateral do tornozelo s [...] ob bloqueios combinados de nervos femoral e isquiático, por via anterior, em que foram alocados, segundo números aleatórios em grupo 1: 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% e placebo perineural; grupo 2: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina por via muscular e 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural; e grupo 3: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina e 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural, injetados após obtidas respostas motoras com correntes de 0,2 e 0,5 mA. A sensibilidade e a motricidade foram avaliadas por 30 minutos após o bloqueio. Um escore de efetividade total do bloqueio foi atribuído. A qualidade da anestesia cirúrgica foi classificada com sucesso ou falha, segundo a necessidade de suplementação sistêmica. A duração foi o tempo desde a realização do bloqueio até a primeira solicitação de analgésico. RESULTADOS: As latências medianas foram 5, 12,5 e 17,5 minutos nos grupos 1 a 3, respectivamente (p = 0,11). As taxas de sucesso foram de 100%, 93% e 75%, respectivamente (p = 0,12). A duração da analgesia pós-operatória foi de 14,5, 13,5, e 13,75 horas, respectivamente (p = 0,15). CONCLUSÕES: A clonidina por via muscular ou perineural não influenciou a latência, a qualidade de anestesia ou a duração da analgesia do bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5%. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Se estudiaron los efectos de la clonidina sobre la latencia, la calidad de la anestesia y la duración de la analgesia de lo bloqueo del nervio isquiático con ropivacaína a 0,5%. MÉTODO: Cuarenta pacientes adultos fueron sometidos a cirugías sobre el pie y/o la faz lateral [...] del tobillo bajo bloqueos combinados de nervios femoral e isquiático, por vía anterior, en que fueron distribuidos, según números aleatorios en el grupo 1: 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% y placebo perineural; grupo 2: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina por vía muscular y 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural; y grupo 3: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina y 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural, inyectados después de lograr respuestas motoras con corrientes de 0,2 y 0,5 mA. La sensibilidad y la motricidad fueron evaluadas por 30 minutos después del bloqueo. El resultado de la efectividad total del bloqueo fue atribuido. La calidad de la anestesia quirúrgica fue clasificada con éxito o falla, según la necesidad de suplementación sistémica. La duración fue el tiempo desde la realización del bloqueo hasta la primera solicitación de analgésico. RESULTADOS: Las latencias medianas fueron 5, 12,5 y 17,5 minutos en los grupos 1 a 3, respectivamente (p = 0,11). Las tasas de éxito fueron del 100%, 93% y 75%, respectivamente (p = 0,12). La duración de la analgesia posoperatoria fue de 14,5, 13,5, y 13,75 horas, respectivamente (p = 0,15). CONCLUSIONES: La clonidina por vía muscular o perineural no influenció la latencia, la calidad de la anestesia o la duración de la analgesia del bloqueo del nervio isquiático con ropivacaína a 0,5%. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effects of clonidine on anesthesia onset, quality and duration of analgesia of sciatic nerve block using 0.5% ropivacaine. METHODS: Forty adult patients scheduled for foot or lateral aspect of the ankle procedures under combined anterior femoral/sc [...] iatic nerves block were randomly assigned to group 1, receiving 25 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine plus placebo perineurally, group 2, receiving intramuscular 2 µg.kg-1 clonidine and perineural 25 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine and group 3, receiving perineural 2 µg.kg-1 clonidine and 25 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine injected after motor responses were obtained with stimulations between 0.2 and 0.5 mA. Sensory and motor blocks were assessed for 30 minutes after blockade. A total block

  14. Efeitos da clonidina por via muscular e perineural no bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5% Efectos de la clonidina por vía muscular y perineural en el bloqueo del nervio isquiático con ropivacaína a 0,5% Effects of intramuscular and perineural clonidine on sciatic nerve block with 0.5% ropivacaine

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    Pablo Escovedo Helayel

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Foram estudados os efeitos da clonidina sobre a latência, a qualidade da anestesia e a duração da analgesia do bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5%. MÉTODO: Quarenta pacientes adultos foram submetidos a cirurgias sobre o pé e/ou a face lateral do tornozelo sob bloqueios combinados de nervos femoral e isquiático, por via anterior, em que foram alocados, segundo números aleatórios em grupo 1: 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% e placebo perineural; grupo 2: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina por via muscular e 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural; e grupo 3: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina e 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural, injetados após obtidas respostas motoras com correntes de 0,2 e 0,5 mA. A sensibilidade e a motricidade foram avaliadas por 30 minutos após o bloqueio. Um escore de efetividade total do bloqueio foi atribuído. A qualidade da anestesia cirúrgica foi classificada com sucesso ou falha, segundo a necessidade de suplementação sistêmica. A duração foi o tempo desde a realização do bloqueio até a primeira solicitação de analgésico. RESULTADOS: As latências medianas foram 5, 12,5 e 17,5 minutos nos grupos 1 a 3, respectivamente (p = 0,11. As taxas de sucesso foram de 100%, 93% e 75%, respectivamente (p = 0,12. A duração da analgesia pós-operatória foi de 14,5, 13,5, e 13,75 horas, respectivamente (p = 0,15. CONCLUSÕES: A clonidina por via muscular ou perineural não influenciou a latência, a qualidade de anestesia ou a duração da analgesia do bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5%.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Se estudiaron los efectos de la clonidina sobre la latencia, la calidad de la anestesia y la duración de la analgesia de lo bloqueo del nervio isquiático con ropivacaína a 0,5%. MÉTODO: Cuarenta pacientes adultos fueron sometidos a cirugías sobre el pie y/o la faz lateral del tobillo bajo bloqueos combinados de nervios femoral e isquiático, por vía anterior, en que fueron distribuidos, según números aleatorios en el grupo 1: 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% y placebo perineural; grupo 2: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina por vía muscular y 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural; y grupo 3: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina y 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural, inyectados después de lograr respuestas motoras con corrientes de 0,2 y 0,5 mA. La sensibilidad y la motricidad fueron evaluadas por 30 minutos después del bloqueo. El resultado de la efectividad total del bloqueo fue atribuido. La calidad de la anestesia quirúrgica fue clasificada con éxito o falla, según la necesidad de suplementación sistémica. La duración fue el tiempo desde la realización del bloqueo hasta la primera solicitación de analgésico. RESULTADOS: Las latencias medianas fueron 5, 12,5 y 17,5 minutos en los grupos 1 a 3, respectivamente (p = 0,11. Las tasas de éxito fueron del 100%, 93% y 75%, respectivamente (p = 0,12. La duración de la analgesia posoperatoria fue de 14,5, 13,5, y 13,75 horas, respectivamente (p = 0,15. CONCLUSIONES: La clonidina por vía muscular o perineural no influenció la latencia, la calidad de la anestesia o la duración de la analgesia del bloqueo del nervio isquiático con ropivacaína a 0,5%.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effects of clonidine on anesthesia onset, quality and duration of analgesia of sciatic nerve block using 0.5% ropivacaine. METHODS: Forty adult patients scheduled for foot or lateral aspect of the ankle procedures under combined anterior femoral/sciatic nerves block were randomly assigned to group 1, receiving 25 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine plus placebo perineurally, group 2, receiving intramuscular 2 µg.kg-1 clonidine and perineural 25 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine and group 3, receiving perineural 2 µg.kg-1 clonidine and 25 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine injected after motor responses were obtained with stimulations between 0.2 and 0.5 mA. Sensory and motor blocks were assessed for 30 minutes after blockade. A total block effectiveness score was calculated. The quality of surgical anesthe

  15. Block Busters.

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    Noblitt, Bill

    1994-01-01

    A number of college publications editors and designers share their secrets for coping with writer's block and other forms of creative anxiety. Suggested techniques include a change of scenery, guarding one's time, sharing ideas with others, thorough research, and organization. (MSE)

  16. Biologic strategies to improve nerve regeneration after peripheral nerve repair.

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    Fowler, John R; Lavasani, Mitra; Huard, Johnny; Goitz, Robert J

    2015-05-01

    Background?Peripheral nerve injuries remain a challenging problem for microsurgeons. Direct repair is the gold standard, but often the surgeon is left with a gap that prevents tension-free repair. The use of empty tubes/conduits/allograft has resulted in regeneration of some sensory and motor function, but the results remain suboptimal compared with autograft. However, the use of nerve autograft has associated donor site morbidity and limited availability. Methods?A review of the literature was performed to determine current biologic strategies to improve nerve regeneration after nerve repair. Results?Nerve conduits, various neurotrophic factors, and stem cells are currently being studied as alternatives to the use of nerve autograft. Conclusions?Sensory and motor recovery after peripheral nerve regeneration remains suboptimal, especially in cases where primary nerve repair is not possible. Current strategies to augment nerve regeneration have focused on modulating the presence and activity of Schwann cells, either through direct implantation or by stimulating stem cells to differentiate toward Schwann cells, and through the use of neurotrophic factors to enhance the speed and quality of axon growth. Clinical studies will be necessary to determine the benefit of these strategies. PMID:25503421

  17. Bloqueio do nervo isquiático por abordagem posterior simplificada no ponto médio do sulco glúteo-femoral: estudo com diferentes volumes de lidocaína a 1% / Simplified posterior sciatic nerve block at mid gluteofemoral dulcus: comparison of different 1% lidocaine volumes / Bloqueo del nervio isquiático por abordaje posterior simplificado en el punto medio del surco glúteo-femoral: estudio con diferentes volúmenes de lidocaína a 1%

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    Neuber Martins, Fonseca; Beatriz Lemos, Mandim; Roberto Araújo, Ruzi; Fabiana Rosa, Tavares.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O bloqueio do nervo isquiático por via subglútea foi descrito com sucesso em estudo anterior, sendo mais uma opção entre as várias abordagens possíveis. O nervo isquiático torna-se superficial na borda inferior do músculo glúteo máximo, permitindo seu acesso com fácil loca [...] lização, pouco desconforto e baixo risco de punção acidental de grandes vasos. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o bloqueio do nervo isquiático por esta abordagem simplificada com diferentes volumes de lidocaína a 1%. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 40 pacientes com intervenções cirúrgicas na perna ou no pé distribuídos em dois grupos. Após monitorização, eles foram posicionados em decúbito ventral e realizado bloqueio no ponto médio do sulco glúteo-femoral, com auxílio de neuroestimulador e agulha de 5 cm eletricamente isolada, utilizando 300 mg (G1) ou 200 mg (G2) de lidocaína a 1% sem adrenalina. RESULTADOS: Obteve-se anestesia adequada em todos os casos com o volume e a concentração usados. O tempo de execução do bloqueio foi de 8,6 ± 5,7 min (G1) e 5,6 ± 5,7 min (G2). A latência foi de 5,98 ± 1,4 min (G1) e 6,7 ± 2,9 min (G2). A duração sensitiva e motora do bloqueio foi de 243 ± 37 min e 152 ± 30 min (G1) e 235 ± 39 min e 149 ± 59 min (G2), respectivamente. Não foram observadas diferenças estatísticas significativas entre os grupos estudados. CONCLUSÕES: Essa abordagem é eficaz e de fácil execução, podendo a dose total de anestésico ser reduzida sem comprometimento da qualidade. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El bloqueo del nervio isquiático por vía subglútea fue descrito con éxito en estudio anterior, siendo una opción más entre los varios abordajes posibles. El nervio isquiático se hace superficial en el borde inferior del músculo glúteo máximo, permitiendo su acceso con fáci [...] l ubicación, poca incomodidad y bajo riesgo de punción accidental de grandes vasos. El objetivo de este estudio fue el de evaluar el bloqueo del nervio isquiático por este abordaje simplificado con diferentes volúmenes de lidocaína a 1%. MÉTODO: Se estudiaron 40 pacientes con intervenciones quirúrgicas en la pierna o en el pie, distribuidos en dos grupos. Después de la monitorización, fueron colocados en decúbito ventral y realizado el bloqueo en el punto medio del surco glúteo-femoral, con auxilio de neuroestimulador y aguja de 5 cm, eléctricamente aislada, utilizando 300 mg (G1) o 200 mg (G2) de lidocaína a 1% sin adrenalina. RESULTADOS: Se obtuvo anestesia adecuada en todos los casos con el volumen y la concentración utilizados. El tiempo de ejecución del bloqueo fue de 8,6 ± 5,7 min (G1) y 5,6 ± 5,7 min (G2). La latencia fue de 5,98 ± 1,4 min (G1) y 6,7 ± 2,9 min (G2). La duración sensitiva y motora del bloqueo fue de 243 ± 37 min y 152 ± 30 min (G1) y 235 ± 39 min y 149 ± 59 min (G2), respectivamente. No se observaron diferencias estadísticas significativas entre los grupos estudiados. CONCLUSIONES: Ese abordaje es eficaz y de fácil ejecución, pudiendo la dosis total de anestésico ser reducida sin el comprometimiento de la calidad. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Subgluteus sciatic nerve block has been successfully described in a previous study and is one more option among several possible approaches. The sciatic nerve becomes superficial at inferior gluteus maximus muscle where it is easily located and accessed with minor discomfo [...] rt and low risk of accidental great vessels puncture. Our study aimed at evaluating this simplified sciatic nerve block approach with different 1% lidocaine volumes. METHODS: Participated in this study 40 patients submitted to leg or foot procedures, who were distributed in two groups. Patients were placed in the prone position after monitoring and blockade was induced at mid gluteofemoral sulcus with the aid of neurostimulator and with beveled insulated 5 cm needle, with 300 mg (G1) or 200 mg (G2) of 1% plain lidocaine. RESULTS: Used volumes and concentration

  18. Study of Variations in the Divisions, Course and Termination of the Sciatic Nerve

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    Full Text Available Background: The sciatic nerve is the large stand thickest branch of lumbosacral plexus. It has a long course in the pelvic cavity and in the lower extremity. It separates into its two branches, the tibial and common peroneal nerves outside the pelvis. But the division can occur at any level from the sacral plexus to the inferior part of the popliteal fossa. These anatomical variations in division may cause nerve compression resulting in sciatica, piriformis syndrome, and coccygodynia. Aim: The aim of this study is to observe the variations in division of sciatic nerve as compared to known facts. Methods: The study was performed on cadavers. The inferior extremities of 45 cadavers were examined and variations of division of sciatic nerve were noted and classified. Results: The highest incidence of sciatic nerve variation was observed in its termination. In 11.11% of cases the sciatic nerve was found to be divided in the gluteal region. In 11.11%specimens, the common peroneal nerve pierced the piriformis muscle. Conclusion: The higher division of sciatic nerve can result in the involvement of only one out of the two divisions for the sciatic neuropathy. It is important to consider the higher divisions while performing opliteal block anaesthesia.

  19. Nervous System, Neurons, Nerves

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    How does the nervous system work? It is a question that has engaged the minds of scientists, doctors, and others for centuries. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has created this tour of the nervous system for teachers and students. First-time visitors can start with the Explore a Nerve Cell area, which goes over the membrane, nucleus, axon, dendrites, and the synapse in exquisite detail with interactive graphics. Moving on, The Basics area provides summaries of the operation of the nervous system and a rather illustrative area named Ouch! The site is rounded out by the Nervous Systems Explorations section, which has some nice simulations covering Brainstorms and Simple Reflexes.

  20. Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Nerve Changes

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    ... anD human services national institutes of health Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects Nerve Changes “My fingers and toes ... I always wore shoes.” About nerve changes Some chemotherapy can cause nerve problems. You may have a ...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    2010-12-01

    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

  3. Demyelinating hypertrophic inferior alveolar nerve mimicking a nerve tumor.

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    Fujita, Hiroaki; Kokubun, Norito; Sada, Tsubasa; Nagashima, Takahide; Komagamine, Tomoko; Kawabe, Kiyokazu; Hirata, Koichi

    2015-01-01

    We herein report a patient with demyelinating inferior alveolar nerve hypertrophy, which was initially suspected to have a nerve tumor. A 39-year-old woman with childhood-onset polyneuropathy presented with tooth pain and visited a dental clinic. An X-ray examination of the mandible revealed enlargement of the mandibular canal, and a nerve tumor was suspected. CT scan and MRI showed hypertrophy of the inferior alveolar nerve along its entire length. We diagnosed the patient with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), which was supported by the spontaneous recovery reported in her childhood, the results from a nerve conduction study and MRI data. CIDP should be considered in the differential diagnosis of mandibular canal enlargement. PMID:25948359

  4. SOCS3 deletion promotes optic nerve regeneration in vivo

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    Smith, Patrice D.; Sun, Fang; Park, Kevin Kyungsuk; Cai, Bin; Wang, Chen; Kuwako, Kenichiro; Martinez-carrasco, Irene; Connolly, Lauren; He, Zhigang

    2009-01-01

    Axon regeneration failure accounts for permanent functional deficits following CNS injury in adult mammals. However, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. In analyzing axon regeneration in different mutant mouse lines, we discovered that deletion of suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3), in adult retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), promotes robust regeneration of injured optic nerve axons. This regeneration-promoting effect is efficiently blocked in SOCS3-gp130 double knockout mice, sugge...

  5. Acrylamide inhibits nerve sprouting induced by botulinum toxin type A

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    Jiang, Hong; Xiang, Yi; Hu, XingYue; Cai, Huaying

    2014-01-01

    Botulinum toxin type A is a potent muscle relaxant that blocks the transmission and release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. Intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin type A has served as an effective and safe therapy for strabismus and focal dystonia. However, muscular weakness is temporary and after 3–4 months, muscle strength usually recovers because functional recovery is mediated by nerve sprouting and reconstruction of the neuromuscular junction. Acrylamide may produce...

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

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    Kerem Engin Akp?nar

    2011-01-01

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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

  7. Ambulatory continuous interscalene blocks for cancer pain.

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    Gemayel, Michael C; Chidiac, Joseph E; Chidiac, Elie J

    2015-03-01

    Continuous peripheral nerve blocks are used in the management of pain following surgical procedures. They can also be used in patients with cancer-related pain, to improve sleep quality, reduce opioid requirements and their side effects. We describe two cancer patients in whom interscalene brachial plexus catheters were used on an outpatient basis, allowing them to travel, decrease their opioid use, and improve their ability to perform routine activities. PMID:25562724

  8. The effect of compression and regional anaesthetic block on referred pain intensity in humans

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    Laursen, R J; Graven-Nielsen, T

    1999-01-01

    The mechanisms underlying local and referred muscle pain are poorly understood. The aim of this experiment was to determine to which degree referred pain is dependent on peripheral or central mechanisms. This was studied by blocking sensory input from the referred pain area. Intramuscular electrical stimulation in the right anterior tibial muscle induced local muscle pain and referred pain in 12 subjects. Nerve blocks were applied on the lower limb between the local and the referred pain area for 60 min. Three different studies were performed: (1) no nerve block (2) compression block, and (3) compression block combined with intravenous regional anaesthesia. The referred pain intensity was assessed every 5 min. To monitor the blockade of myelinated and unmyelinated nerve fibres, touch, pinprick, position sense and heat and heat-pain detection thresholds were assessed on the dorsal side of the foot every 5 min. A significant reduction in referred pain intensity (40.5%) compared with the control experiment was found after 40 min with the compression ischemia nerve block until release of the tourniquet. In the combined nerve block experiment, a significant reduction of referred pain intensity (38.5%) was seen after 20 min and until the release of the tourniquet. There was no significant difference in the referred pain intensity between the two types of blocks. The present findings suggest that both peripheral and central mechanisms play a role in referred pain and that the myelinated fibres mediate the peripheral component.

  9. Overview of the Cranial Nerves

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    ... Testing Cranial Nerves Cranial Nerve Number Name Function Test 1st Olfactory Smell The ability to smell is tested by asking the person to identify items with very specific odors (such as soap, coffee, and cloves) placed under the nose. Each ...

  10. Horner's Syndrome after Superficial Cervical Plexus Block.

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    Flores, Stefan; Riguzzi, Christine; Herring, Andrew A; Nagdev, Arun

    2015-05-01

    Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are becoming more essential for the management of acute pain in the emergency department (ED). With increased block frequency comes unexpected complications that require prompt recognition and treatment. The superficial cervical plexus block (SCPB) has been recently described as a method for ED management of clavicle fracture pain. Horner's syndrome (HS) is a rare and self-limiting complication of regional anesthesia in neck region such as brachial and cervical plexus blocks. Herein we describe the first reported case of a HS after an ultrasound-guided SCPB performed in the ED and discuss the complex anatomy of the neck that contributes to the occurrence of this complication. PMID:25987922

  11. 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.; G.S., Chandu; 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 < 0.05). The groups with the Resilon material displayed higher mean fracture loads than the Gutta percha groups. No statistically significant differences were observed between different preparation techniques. Conclusion: Obturating the 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.

  12. Evaluation of manual and two-rotary niti retreatment systems in removing gutta-percha obturated with two root canal sealers.

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    Jayasenthil, Athikesavan; Sathish, Emmanuel Solomon; Prakash, Prashanth

    2012-01-01

    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 Gutta-percha and AH-plus. The retreatment was carried out in groups 1 and 4 with H-files and GGdrills, groups 2 and 5 with R-endo retreatment files and groups 3 and 6 with Protaper retreatment files. The roots were sectioned and evaluated under optical stereomicroscope. Statistical analysis was performed with one-way ANOVA and Newman-Keul's test at P rotary retreatment systems. Conclusion. NiTi rotary retreatment files can be used to remove the filling material quickly, but it should be followed by hand instruments to obtain better canal wall cleanliness. PMID:22997586

  13. Evaluation of apical leakage of root canals obturated with Nd: YAG laser-softened gutta-percha, System-B, and lateral condensation techniques.

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    Maden, Murat; Görgül, Güliz; Tinaz, A Cemal

    2002-02-15

    In endodontics, a laser can be used as a heat source and gutta-percha can be softened by a laser and used in the root canals. The System-B endodontic heat source unit was designed for the obturation of the root canal system with a single continuous wave of thermoplasticized gutta-percha. The aim of this study was to compare the apical leakage of lateral condensation; Nd: YAG laser-softened gutta-percha and System-B techniques. Fifty-five extracted, single root human maxillary anterior and premolar teeth were used in this study. After working length determination, the "step-back technique" was used to prepare the root canals. The teeth were randomly divided into three experimental groups of 15 each and two control groups of 5 specimens each. The first group was obturated by lateral condensation, the second group by gutta-percha softened with an Nd: YAG laser, and the third group was obturated using the System-B technique. Apical leakage of the roots was evaluated by dye penetration using a stereomicroscope after sectioning the roots. The results of the first and third groups were similar, and the results of the second group showed differences when compared with the other groups. However, variance analysis revealed there was no statistically significant difference among the results. PMID:12167910

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

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    Hernando, Moisés Fernández; Cerezal, Luis; Pérez-Carro, Luis; Abascal, Faustino; Canga, Ana

    2015-07-01

    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. PMID:25739706

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

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    O'Donnell, Brian

    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.

  16. CT-guided alcohol block of the celiac plexus: The anterior approach

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    Since Kappis described percutaneous celiac plexus block in 1914, variations and refinements of his technic have been proposed. Recently, computed tomography (CT) guided nerve block has improved results of the block and made it safer, particularly when neurolytic drugs are injected for the relief of intractable abdominal pain caused by malignant or chronic pancreatitis. We report a case CT-guided alcohol block of the celiac plexus with the anterior approach in a patient with a common bile duct carcinoma

  17. CT guided celiac plexus and splanchnic nerve neurolysis : the modified anterior approach

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    Since it was first described by Kappis, celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) has been performed under fluoroscopic guidance by anesthetists or surgeons for the relief of intractable pain caused by upper abdominal malignancy. Recently, however, several groups have reported a computed tomography (CT)-guided technique that increased the safety of the blocking procedure and improved its results. The authors present a new technique CT-guided celiac plexus and splanchic nerve block, to be used simultaneously with a modified anterior approach. Using CT to guide needle tip placement, an anterior approach that permitted direct neurolysis of the celiac ganglia and splanchnic nerve was developed

  18. 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.

  19. Ultrasound Imaging of the Sciatic Nerve Division in the Popliteal Fossa: A Volunteer Study

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    Eric P. Chiang

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    Full Text Available The Background and Objectives: A sciatic nerve block at the level of the popliteal fossa is frequently administered for post-operative analgesia for surgery below the knee. While ultrasound continues to gain popularity as the technique of choice for guiding needle positioning during peripheral nerve blocks, practitioners can begin to utilize ultrasound to look for patterns of anatomical significance. Recognizing anatomical variations among different demographic populations can help practitioners improve in performing nerve blocks. We aim to determine if predictable variability exists in sciatic nerve bifurcation location and depth at the level of the popliteal fossa. Methods: After IRB approval, eligible subjects were screened for ASA I or II status and demographic data was collected. Fifty subjects were enrolled. The SonoSite MicroMaxx® with 38-mm broadband linear array, 13-6 MHz probe with color Doppler and image capturing capabilities was used for ultrasound measurements. With subject lying prone, the location of the sciatic nerve in relation to the popliteal crease and skin-to-nerve distance were assessed via ultrasound. Two independent investigators confirmed nerve location for measurements. Analyses were performed with SAS version 9.1 using Pearson Correlation Coefficients and regression analysis. Results: Gender stratification revealed that, while males were both taller and heavier, skin-nerve measurements for depth were consistently deeper in females (p-value 0.02. Independent of the right or left leg, male gender and increased height decreases the skin-nerve distance, while increased weight increases the distance. There was no correlation between patient characteristics and crease-nerve distance. In some subjects, variability of crease-nerve distance even existed between their right and left leg. Conclusion: We show that significant variability exists for actual sciatic nerve bifurcation location, or target injection site, with consistently deeper skin depth values for female patients when compared to male patients, accounting for height and weight. These findings suggest visualization techniques such as ultrasound may lead to better localization of ideal injection sites.

  20. Isolated trochlear nerve palsy with midbrain hemorrhage

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    2010-01-01

    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.

  1. Decreased Nerve Conduction Velocity in Football Players

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    Daryoush Didehdar

    2014-06-01

    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.

  2. 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

    2013-06-01

    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.

  3. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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  16. Bloqueio dos nervos femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrassom em paciente anticoagulado: case reports Bloqueo de los nervios femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrasonido en paciente anticoagulado Ultrasound-guided femoral and sciatic nerve blocks in an anticoagulated patient: relato de casos

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    Leonardo Henrique Cunha Ferraro

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O uso de ultrassom para guiar a punção em bloqueios de nervos periféricos tem-se tornado cada vez mais frequente. Com a menor probabilidade de promover lesões vasculares, o ultrassom torna-se uma ferramenta interessante na realização de bloqueios periféricos, especialmente nos pacientes em uso de anticoagulantes ou com distúrbios da coagulação. O objetivo foi relatar dois casos em que se realizaram os bloqueios isquiático e femoral guiados por ultrassom em pacientes anticoagulados. RELATO DOS CASOS: No primeiro caso, a cirurgia realizada consistiu na amputação de antepé esquerdo devido a necrose e sinais de infecção e, no segundo caso, em limpeza cirúrgica de joelho esquerdo. Os pacientes apr esentavam distúrbios de coagulação com atividade de protrombina e tempo de tromboplastina ativado acima dos valores da normalidade. Ambos os pacientes foram submetidos a bloqueio femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrassom, evoluindo sem alteração motora ou sensitiva nos territórios desses nervos e sem hematoma no local da punção. CONCLUSÕES: A anticoagulação impõe certas restrições à aplicação das técnicas anestésicas regionais clássicas. Com o avanço dos equipamentos e métodos de ultrassom, hoje é possível identificar com alta precisão estruturas vasculares e neurais. Isso possibilita que a punção guiada por ultrassom seja mais precisa, tanto para atingir a área de interesse como para minimizar os riscos de lesão vascular acidental. Até o presente, não se recomenda a realização de bloqueio periférico em pacientes anticoagulados ou portadores de coagulopatias. Entretanto, considerando que há poucos relatos sobre bloqueios regionais com ultrassom em situações de coagulopatias, a segurança de tal técnica nessas condições ainda não foi estabelecida.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El uso del ultrasonido para guiar la punción en bloqueos de nervios periféricos se ha convertido cada vez más en una práctica frecuente. Con la menor probabilidad de promover lesiones vasculares, el ultrasonido se convierte en un instrumento interesante en la realización de bloqueos periféricos, especialmente en los pacientes que usan anticoagulantes o con disturbios de la coagulación. El objetivo de este estudio fue relatar dos casos en que se realizaron los bloqueos isquiático y femoral guiados por ultrasonido en pacientes anticoagulados. RELATO DE LOS CASOS: En el primer caso, la cirugía realizada consistió en la amputación del pie anterior izquierdo en función de una necrosis y de señales de infección. El segundo caso, fue una limpieza quirúrgica de la rodilla izquierda. Los pacientes presentaron disturbios de coagulación con una actividad de protrombina y tiempo de tromboplastina activado por encima de los valores normales. Los dos pacientes se sometieron al bloqueo femoral e isquiático guiado por ultrasonido, evolucionando sin alteración motora o sensitiva en los territorios de esos nervios y sin hematoma en la región local de la punción. CONCLUSIONES: La anticoagulación impone ciertas restricciones a la aplicación de las técnicas anestésicas regionales clásicas. Con el avance de los equipos y métodos de ultrasonido, hoy por hoy se puede identificar con alta precisión las estructuras vasculares y neurales. Eso posibilita que la punción guiada por ultrasonido sea más exacta, tanto para alcanzar el área de interés como para minimizar los riesgos de lesión vascular accidental. Hasta el presente momento, no se recomienda la realización de bloqueo periférico en pacientes anticoagulados o portadores de coagulopatías. Sin embargo, considerando que existen pocos relatos sobre bloqueos regionales con ultrasonido en situaciones de coagulopatías, la seguridad de tal técnica en esas condiciones todavía no se ha establecido.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of the ultrasound to guide the puncture in peripheral nerve blocks has become increasingly more frequent. With the lower probability of promoting vascular damage the ultrasou

  17. Bloqueio dos nervos femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrassom em paciente anticoagulado: case reports / Ultrasound-guided femoral and sciatic nerve blocks in an anticoagulated patient: relato de casos / Bloqueo de los nervios femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrasonido en paciente anticoagulado

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    Leonardo Henrique Cunha, Ferraro; Maria Angela, Tardelli; Américo Masafuni, Yamashita; José Daniel Braz, Cardone; Juliana Midori, Kishi.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O uso de ultrassom para guiar a punção em bloqueios de nervos periféricos tem-se tornado cada vez mais frequente. Com a menor probabilidade de promover lesões vasculares, o ultrassom torna-se uma ferramenta interessante na realização de bloqueios periféricos, especialmente [...] nos pacientes em uso de anticoagulantes ou com distúrbios da coagulação. O objetivo foi relatar dois casos em que se realizaram os bloqueios isquiático e femoral guiados por ultrassom em pacientes anticoagulados. RELATO DOS CASOS: No primeiro caso, a cirurgia realizada consistiu na amputação de antepé esquerdo devido a necrose e sinais de infecção e, no segundo caso, em limpeza cirúrgica de joelho esquerdo. Os pacientes apr esentavam distúrbios de coagulação com atividade de protrombina e tempo de tromboplastina ativado acima dos valores da normalidade. Ambos os pacientes foram submetidos a bloqueio femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrassom, evoluindo sem alteração motora ou sensitiva nos territórios desses nervos e sem hematoma no local da punção. CONCLUSÕES: A anticoagulação impõe certas restrições à aplicação das técnicas anestésicas regionais clássicas. Com o avanço dos equipamentos e métodos de ultrassom, hoje é possível identificar com alta precisão estruturas vasculares e neurais. Isso possibilita que a punção guiada por ultrassom seja mais precisa, tanto para atingir a área de interesse como para minimizar os riscos de lesão vascular acidental. Até o presente, não se recomenda a realização de bloqueio periférico em pacientes anticoagulados ou portadores de coagulopatias. Entretanto, considerando que há poucos relatos sobre bloqueios regionais com ultrassom em situações de coagulopatias, a segurança de tal técnica nessas condições ainda não foi estabelecida. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El uso del ultrasonido para guiar la punción en bloqueos de nervios periféricos se ha convertido cada vez más en una práctica frecuente. Con la menor probabilidad de promover lesiones vasculares, el ultrasonido se convierte en un instrumento interesante en la realización d [...] e bloqueos periféricos, especialmente en los pacientes que usan anticoagulantes o con disturbios de la coagulación. El objetivo de este estudio fue relatar dos casos en que se realizaron los bloqueos isquiático y femoral guiados por ultrasonido en pacientes anticoagulados. RELATO DE LOS CASOS: En el primer caso, la cirugía realizada consistió en la amputación del pie anterior izquierdo en función de una necrosis y de señales de infección. El segundo caso, fue una limpieza quirúrgica de la rodilla izquierda. Los pacientes presentaron disturbios de coagulación con una actividad de protrombina y tiempo de tromboplastina activado por encima de los valores normales. Los dos pacientes se sometieron al bloqueo femoral e isquiático guiado por ultrasonido, evolucionando sin alteración motora o sensitiva en los territorios de esos nervios y sin hematoma en la región local de la punción. CONCLUSIONES: La anticoagulación impone ciertas restricciones a la aplicación de las técnicas anestésicas regionales clásicas. Con el avance de los equipos y métodos de ultrasonido, hoy por hoy se puede identificar con alta precisión las estructuras vasculares y neurales. Eso posibilita que la punción guiada por ultrasonido sea más exacta, tanto para alcanzar el área de interés como para minimizar los riesgos de lesión vascular accidental. Hasta el presente momento, no se recomienda la realización de bloqueo periférico en pacientes anticoagulados o portadores de coagulopatías. Sin embargo, considerando que existen pocos relatos sobre bloqueos regionales con ultrasonido en situaciones de coagulopatías, la seguridad de tal técnica en esas condiciones todavía no se ha establecido. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of the ultrasound to guide the puncture in peripheral nerve blocks has become increasingly more frequent. With the lowe

  18. An implantable electrical stimulator for phrenic nerve stimulation

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    Full Text Available Phrenic nerve stimulation is a technique whereby a nerve stimulator provides electrical stimulation of the phrenic nerve to cause diaphragmatic contraction in patients with respiratory failure due to cervical spinal cord injury. This paper presents an eigth-channel stimulator circuit with an output stage (electrode driving circuit that doesn’t need off-chip blocking-capacitors and is used for phrenic nerve stimulation. This stimulator circuit utilizes only 1 output stage for 8 channels. The proposed current generator circuit in this stimulator reducing to a single step the translation of the digital input bits into the stimulus current, thus minimizing silicon area and power consumption. An 8 bit implementation is utilized for this current generator circuit. The average pulse width for this eight- channel stimulator with 1 mA current, 20 Hz frequency and 8 bits resolution, is 150 - 300 ?s. The average power consumption for a single-channel stimulation is 38 mW from a 1.2 V power supply. This implantable stimulator system was simulated in HSPICE using 90 nm CMOS technology.

  19. High-intensity focused ultrasound attenuates neural responses of sciatic nerves isolated from normal or neuropathic rats.

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    Lee, Yee-Fun; Lin, Chou-Ching; Cheng, Jung-Sung; Chen, Gin-Shin

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    Patients with diabetic neuropathy often have neuropathic pain. The purpose of our work was to investigate the effects of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) on the conduction block of normal and neuropathic nerves for soothing pain. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were used, and diabetes was induced by streptozotocin injection. Diabetic neuropathy was evaluated with animal behavior tests. Sciatic nerves of both control and neuropathic rats were dissected from the starting point of the sciatic nerve to the point where the sural nerve ends near the ankle. The nerves were stored in Ringer's solution. The in vitro nerve was placed on a self-developed experimental platform for HIFU exposure. Stimulation and recording of the compound action potentials (CAPs) and sensory action potentials (SAPs) were performed. Control and neuropathic nerves exposed or not exposed to HIFU were submitted to histologic analysis. For the control and neuropathic nerves, suppression of CAPs and SAPs started 2 min post-HIFU treatment. Maximum suppression of SAPs was 34.4 ± 3.2% for the control rats and 11.6 ± 2.0% and 9.8 ± 3.0% for rats 4 wk post-injection and 8 wk post-injection, respectively. Time to full recovery was 25, 70 and 80 min, respectively. Histologic analysis revealed that the nerves in which CAPs and SAPs did not fully recover were damaged thermally or mechanically by HIFU. It is feasible to reversibly block nerves with appropriate HIFU treatment. Diabetic nerves were less suppressed by HIFU and were more vulnerable to permanent damage. PMID:25438842

  20. Bilateral ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block in a patient with severe electrocution injuries of the upper extremities.

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    Gelpi, Brian; Telang, Pavan R; Samuelson, Christian G; Hamilton, Craig S; Billiodeaux, Seth

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    The performance of bilateral supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve blocks is controversial. We present the challenging case of a 29-year-old male who suffered bilateral high-voltage electrocution injuries to the upper extremities, resulting in severe tissue damage, sensory and motor deficits, and wounds in both axillae. This injury necessitated bilateral below-elbow amputations. His postoperative course was complicated by pain refractory to intravenous narcotics. The decision was made to attempt bilateral supraclavicular brachial plexus blocks. Our concerns with this approach included the risks of pneumothorax and respiratory failure due to phrenic nerve block. Initial attempts at brachial plexus blockade using nerve stimulation were unsuccessful; therefore, ultrasound guidance was employed. With vigilant monitoring in an intensive care unit setting, we were able to safely perform bilateral continuous supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve blocks with an excellent analgesic response and no noted complications. PMID:25075596

  1. 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

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

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    Marilia Bonifácio, Baranauskas; Clarita Bandeira, Margarido; Cláudia, Panossian; Enis Donizetti, Silva; Murilo Awada, Campanella; Pedro Paulo, Kimachi.

    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 resid [...] entes 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. Abstract in spanish 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 aprend [...] izaje 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. Abstract in english 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 re [...] sidents 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 p

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

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    Liu, Ying; Xu, Xun-Cheng; Zou, Yi; Li, Su-Rong; Zhang, Bin; Wang, Yue

    2015-02-01

    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. PMID:25883637

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

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    Ying Liu

    2015-01-01

    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.

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

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    Liu, Ying; Xu, Xun-cheng; Zou, Yi; Li, Su-rong; Zhang, Bin; Wang, Yue

    2015-01-01

    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. PMID:25883637

  6. Block Tensor Unfoldings

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    Ragnarsson, Stefan; 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.

  7. Conduction failure of action potentials in sensory sural nerves of undernourished rats.

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    Segura, B; Guadarrama, J C; Pratz, G; Mercado, V; Merchant, H; Cintra, L; Jiménez, I

    2004-01-16

    In order to determine possible functional and morphometrical alterations produced by perinatal undernourishment on peripheral nerves, sensory sural nerves from control and undernourished rats of 30 and 90 postnatal days of age were dissected and divided in two segments, one for recording the compound action potential (CAP) and the other for histological examination. Nerves from undernourished animals showed maximal CAP responses of smaller amplitude and area, larger trial-to-trial variability in area, and a significant reduction in axonal myelin sheath thickness than nerves from control animals. It is suggested that perinatal undernourishment produces changes in axonal myelin sheath structure, resulting in severe alterations in the generation and propagation of action potentials (block and/or intermittent conduction) in sensory afferent fibers in the rat. PMID:14700726

  8. Combined Psoas Compartment-Sciatic Block in a Pediatric Patient with High-Risk Cardiopulmonary

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    Levent Þahin

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available There is high potential for complications in cardiopulmonary high-risk patients with valvular heart disease at perioperative period. The operation was planned due to pathological fracture of the femoral shaft of a nine year old male patient weighing 26 kilograms. He had 3o tricuspid insufficiency, 3o mitral insufficiency and pulmonary hypertension in preoperative evaluation. Sciatic nerve block and psoas compartment block was performed to patient for anesthesia and analgesia. In conclusion we think that combined psoas compartment-sciatic nerve block may be a good alternative to other methods of anesthesia in high-risk pediatric patients with cardiopulmonary perspective in lower-extremity surgery.

  9. Isolation of toxins from Buthus occitanus sp. scorpion and their action on excitability of myelinated nerve.

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    Hoang, N A; Maksimov, G V; Berezin, B B; Piskarev, V E; Yamskov, I A

    2001-10-01

    A series of short neurotoxins (molecular weight 3500-5000 D) was isolated from Vietnamese scorpion B. occitanus sp. All these toxins blocked generation of action potentials (this effect depended on their molecular weight), but did not change conduction velocity and excitation threshold of the nerve. PMID:11782790

  10. GABA-Activated Chloride Channels in Secretory Nerve Endings

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    Zhang, Shuanglin J.; Jackson, Meyer B.

    1993-01-01

    Neurotransmitters acting on presynaptic terminals regulate synaptic transmission and plasticity. Because of the difficulty of direct electrophysiological recording from small presynaptic terminals, little is known about the ion channels that mediate these actions or about the mechanisms by which transmitter secretion is altered. The patch-clamp technique is used to show that the predominant inhibitory presynaptic neurotransmitter, ?-aminobutyric acid (GABA), activates a GABA_A receptor and gates a chloride channel in the membranes of peptidergic nerve terminals of the posterior pituitary. The opening of a chloride channel by GABA weakly depolarizes the nerve terminal membrane and blocks action potentials. In this way, GABA limits secretion by retarding the spread of excitation into the terminal arborization.

  11. [The ways of prophylaxis of the pancreatic injuries occurring on background of cholangitis and choledocholithiasis complicated by obturation jaundice: algorithm for diagnosis and treatment].

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    Alieva, É A; Isaev, G B

    2014-05-01

    The results of treatment of 45 patients, in whom obturation jaundice have occurred on background of purulent cholangitis and biliary calculous disease, were summarized. preoperatively conservative therapy was conducted to the patients, including ozonotherapy during 9 - 10 days (main group) and 2 - 4 days (control group). All the patients were operated on. Conservative therapy, conducted during 9 -- 10 days, have permitted to improve clinical and laboratory indices more rapidly postoperatively, to prognosticate possibilities of the pancreatic gland damage, pancreatitis occurrence, as well as its exacerbation in future. PMID:25675763

  12. Optic Nerve Elongation: Does It Exist?

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    Alvi, Aijaz; Ivo P. Janecka; Kapadia, Silloo; Johnson, Bruce L.; McVay, William

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    The length of the optic nerves is a reflection of normal postnatal cranio-orbital development. Unilateral elongation of an optic nerve has been observed in two patients with orbital and skull base neoplasms. In the first case as compared to the patient's opposite, normal optic nerve, an elongated length of the involved optic nerve of 45 mm was present. The involved optic nerve in the second patient was 10 mm longer than the normal opposite optic nerve. The visual and extraocular function was ...

  13. 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.

  14. Facial-hypoglossal nerve anastomosis using laser nerve welding.

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    Hwang, Kun; Kim, Sun Goo; Kim, Dae Joong

    2006-07-01

    The aim of this study is to compare laser nerve welding to microsurgical suturing of hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis (HFA), and a result of immediate to delayed repair, and to evaluate the effect of laser nerve welding on HFA for reanimation of facial palsy. The first group of five rats underwent immediate HFA by microsurgical suturing and the second group of five rats by CO2 laser welding. The third group of five rats underwent delayed HFA by microsurgical suturing, and the fourth group of five rats by laser nerve welding. The fifth group of five rats served as controls, with intact hypoglossal and facial nerve. In all rats of the four different treatment groups, cholera toxin B subunit (CTb) was injected in the epineurium distal to the anastomosis site on the postoperative 6th week and in the normal hypoglossal nerve in the five rats of the control group. Neurons labeled CTb of hypoglossal nuclei were positive immunohistochemically, and the numbers were counted. In the immediate HFA groups, CTb-positive neurons were 751 +/- 247 in the laser welding group (n = 5) and 888 +/- 60 in the microsurgical suturing group (n = 5). There was no significant difference (P = 0.117). In the delayed HFA groups, CTb-positive neurons were 749 +/- 54 in the laser welding group (n = 5) and 590 +/- 169 in the microsurgical suturing group (n = 5). The difference was not significant (P = 0.116). There was no significant difference between immediate and delayed anastomosis in the laser welding group (P = 0.600), but there was significance between immediate and delayed anastomosis in the microsurgical suturing group (P = 0.009). Injected CTb in intact hypoglossal neurons (n = 5) were labeled 1,003 +/- 52. No dehiscence in the laser welding site of nerve anastomosis was seen at the time of re-exploration for injection of CTb in all 10 rats. This study shows that the regeneration of anastomosed hypoglossal-facial nerve was affected similarly by laser welding and microsurgical suturing, and more effective, especially in delayed repair. PMID:16877915

  15. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour of the spinal accessory nerve.

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    Ho, T P; Samuel, P R; Jeannon, J P; McElroy, J

    1999-10-01

    A 50-year-old man presented with a left-sided neck mass. Clinical examination revealed a large fluctuant 7 cm x 7 cm mass in the left posterior triangle. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an encapsulated soft tissue lesion. He underwent exploration of the neck and a 14 cm by 8 cm mass enfolding the accessory nerve was identified and completely excised. Histological examination of the surgical specimen showed features in keeping with a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST). We present the clinical and pathological features of this condition. PMID:10664717

  16. Readiness for surgery after axillary block : single or multiple injection techniques

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    Koscielniak-Nielsen, Z J; Stens-Pedersen, H L

    1997-01-01

    We have assessed prospectively the time to readiness for surgery following axillary block (sum of block performance and latency times) in 80 patients. The brachial plexus was identified using a nerve stimulator, and anaesthetized with 45 mL of mepivacaine 1% with adrenaline 5 micrograms mL-1. In group 1 (single injection) the whole volume of mepivacaine was injected after locating only one of the plexus nerves. In group 2 (multiple injections) at least three plexus nerves were located, and the volume of mepivacaine was divided between them. Sensory block was assessed by a blinded observer every 10 min. Patchy analgesia was supplemented after electrolocating the unblocked nerves after 20, 30 or 40 min. The patient was pronounced ready for surgery when analgesia was present in all areas to be operated upon, which always included the three nerves to the hand. The single injection technique required less time for block performance (mean 5.5 min) than multiple injections (mean 9.5 min), P <0.0001. However, latencyof the block was longer and the requirement for supplemental nerve blocks was greater, after single injections (33 min and 57%) than after multiple injections (15.5 min and 7%, respectively), P <0.0001. As a result, readiness for surgery was achieved faster in group 2 (25 min), than in group 1 (38.5 min), P <0.0001. After supplementation, block effectiveness was 100% in group 1 and 98% in group 2 (NS). The frequency of adverse effects (vessel puncture or paraesthesia) was similar in both groups. No neurological sequelae were observed. We conclude that the multiple injection technique takes longer to perform than single injection, but that readiness for surgery is faster because of shorter block latency and better spread of analgesia.

  17. Release of noradrenaline and dopamine by nerve stimulation in the guinea-pig and rat vas deferens.

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    Bell, C.; Gillespie, J. S.; Macrae, I. M.

    1984-01-01

    Spontaneous and nerve stimulated release of noradrenaline and dopamine from rat and guinea-pig vas deferens have been measured electrochemically after separation by high performance liquid chromatography (h.p.l.c.). In the absence of nerve stimulation both noradrenaline (NA) and dopamine were released into the bathing fluid in the rat but in the guinea-pig only noradrenaline could be detected. Drugs which block neuronal and extraneuronal uptake of catecholamines had little effect on spontaneo...

  18. Model test of a concrete top-closure with block-bearings

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    The top-closure has been developed for the PCRV of a HTR. It consists primarily of a massive inverted concrete shell supported by cone shaped steel bearing blocks and an Omega-ring ensuring the tightness between the cap and the cavity of the vessel. The closure has to withstand high gas pressure, temperature and displacement of the edges of the cavity supporting the blocks. The test has been carried out on a model with a microconcrete closure obturing a cavity of 1,0 m diameter. This investigation aims to prove the feasability of this kind of closure. In the first part of the test, all the blocks have been set uniformly. In these conditions, pressure and temperature cycles (85 bars, 650C) were applied. The displacement of the cavity edges were simulated in the second part of the test by setting part of the blocks with clearance. After carrying out 20 pressure cycles (85 bars). The pressure was increased to 125, 180 and 250 bars, at room temperature. All the construction elements showed a good behaviour during the test. At a pressure of 250 bars, the system was still working without any signs of rupture. The kinematic displacements of the blocks are quite constant during the cycles. The strains of the Omega stay in the limits fixed by the ASME-Code. (orig./HP)

  19. 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

  20. Color Doppler Ultrasound-guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block to Prevent Vascular Injection

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    Christopher Hahn; Arun Nagdev

    2014-01-01

    Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are quickly becoming integrated into emergency medicine practice for pain control and as an alternative to procedural sedation. Common, but potentially catastophic errors have not been reported outside of the anesthesiology literature. Evaluation of the brachial plexus with color Doppler should be standard for clinicians performing a supraclavicular brachial plexus block to determine ideal block location and prevention of inadvertant intravascular in...

  1. Facial nerve neuromas: MR imaging

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    Four cases of facial nerve neuroma were evaluated by computed tomographic (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The extension of the tumor in the petrous bone or the parotid gland was well defined by MRI in all cases. CT scan was useful to demonstrate bone erosions and the relation of the tumor to inner ear structures. In cases of progressive facial palsy, CT and MRI should be combined to detect a facial neuroma and to plan the surgical approach for tumor removal and nerve grafting. (orig.)

  2. Imaging of the optic nerve

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    Becker, Minerva [Head and Neck and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, CH - 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland)], E-mail: minerva.becker@hcuge.ch; Masterson, Karen [Head and Neck and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, CH - 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Delavelle, Jacqueline [Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, CH - 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Viallon, Magalie [Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, CH - 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Vargas, Maria-Isabel [Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, CH - 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Becker, Christoph D. [Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, CH - 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland)

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    This article provides an overview of the imaging findings of diseases affecting the optic nerve with special emphasis on clinical-radiological correlation and on the latest technical developments in MR imaging and CT. The review deals with congenital malformations, tumors, toxic/nutritional and degenerative entities, inflammatory and infectious diseases, compressive neuropathy, vascular conditions and trauma involving the optic nerve from its ocular segment to the chiasm. The implications of imaging findings on patient management and outcome and the importance of performing high-resolution tailored examinations adapted to the clinical situation are discussed.

  3. Imaging of the optic nerve

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    This article provides an overview of the imaging findings of diseases affecting the optic nerve with special emphasis on clinical-radiological correlation and on the latest technical developments in MR imaging and CT. The review deals with congenital malformations, tumors, toxic/nutritional and degenerative entities, inflammatory and infectious diseases, compressive neuropathy, vascular conditions and trauma involving the optic nerve from its ocular segment to the chiasm. The implications of imaging findings on patient management and outcome and the importance of performing high-resolution tailored examinations adapted to the clinical situation are discussed.

  4. Solitary schwannoma of sciatic nerve

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    A solitary schwannoma of the peripheral nerve may arise sporadically in patients who have no evidence of a genetic predetermination of von Recklinghausen's disease. In the leg, schwannomas usually appear on the flexor aspect, especially near the elbow, wrist and knee, and the feet are usually spared. A solitary schwannoma of the sciatic nerve is very rare as a case of a sciatic pain, and the CT diagnosis of such a lesion has not been previously reported. In the present case, the deeply situated, small lesion was clearly delineated with high resolution CT. (J.P.N.)

  5. Nerve lesioning with direct current

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    Ravid, E. Natalie; Shi Gan, Liu; Todd, Kathryn; Prochazka, Arthur

    2011-02-01

    Spastic hypertonus (muscle over-activity due to exaggerated stretch reflexes) often develops in people with stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. Lesioning of nerves, e.g. with phenol or botulinum toxin is widely performed to reduce spastic hypertonus. We have explored the use of direct electrical current (DC) to lesion peripheral nerves. In a series of animal experiments, DC reduced muscle force by controlled amounts and the reduction could last several months. We conclude that in some cases controlled DC lesioning may provide an effective alternative to the less controllable molecular treatments available today.

  6. Nerve Injuries of the Upper Extremity

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    ... the cut, forming a nerve scar called a ‘neuroma’. A neuroma can be painful and cause an electrical feeling ... with realignment of bundles © 2006 American Society for Surgery of the Hand Videos Figures Figure 1 - Nerve ...

  7. Inflammatory peripheral facial nerve palsy. An overview

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    In inflammatory peripheral facial nerve palsy pathologically intense, linear and smooth enhancement of the distal intrameatal nerve segment can always be observed on T1-w- SE- MR sequences. The other nerve segments often present with a pathological enhancement as well. On T2-w- SE sequences, a thickening of the distal intrameatal nerve segment can be observed. The pathological enhancement persists over weeks and months; even in patients with complete clinical recovery, a persistent enhancement of the distal intrameatal nerve segment can be demonstrated. No correlation can be established between the intensity of the enhancement, the clinical condition and the electrophysiological data on electroneurography. The persistent enhancement of the different nerve segments is due to a longlasting breakdown of the blood-peripheral nerve-barrier related to the process of degeneration and regeneration of the facial nerve in inflammatory palsy. (orig.)

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    2015-02-01

    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

  10. 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.

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    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

  11. 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

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    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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. One-stage human acellular nerve allograft reconstruction for digital nerve defects.

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    Li, Xue-Yuan; Hu, Hao-Liang; Fei, Jian-Rong; Wang, Xin; Wang, Tian-Bing; Zhang, Pei-Xun; Chen, Hong

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    Human acellular nerve allografts have a wide range of donor origin and can effectively avoid nerve injury in the donor area. Very little is known about one-stage reconstruction of digital nerve defects. The present study observed the feasibility and effectiveness of human acellular nerve allograft in the reconstruction of discrimination results showed excellent and good rates of 89%. Semmes-Weinstein monofilament test demonstrated that light touch was normal, with an obvious improvement rate of 78%. These findings confirmed that human acellular nerve allograft for one-stage reconstruction of digital nerve defect after hand injury is feasible, which provides a novel trend for peripheral nerve reconstruction. PMID:25788927

  15. Efeito perioperatório do índice de massa corporal elevado no bloqueio do nervo periférico: uma análise de 528 bloqueios interescalênicos guiados por ultrassom / The perioperative effect of Increased body mass index on peripheral nerve blockade: an analysis of 528 ultrasound guided interscalene blocks / Efecto perioperatorio del índice de masa corporal elevado en el bloqueo del nervio periférico: un análisis de 528 bloqueos interescalénicos guiados por ultrasonido

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    Kristopher, Schroeder; Adin-Cristian, Andrei; Meghan J, Furlong; Melanie J, Donnelly; Han, Seungbong; Aimee M, Becker.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Os pacientes obesos podem representar um desafio anestésico perioperatório único, tornando as técnicas anestésicas regionais um meio desafiador de oferecer analgesia para esta população. A orientação por ultrassom foi recentemente elogiada como sendo benéfica para esta pop [...] ulação na qual os limites anatômicos de superfície podem ser obscurecidos. Neste estudo, é investigado o efeito do Índice de Massa Corporal (IMC) elevado no bloqueio interescalênico do nervo periférico guiado por ultrassom. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Este estudo é uma análise retrospectiva de 528 pacientes consecutivos que receberam bloqueios nervosos interescalênicos pré-operatórios guiados por ultrassom no Hospital e Clínica da University of Wisconsin. Examinamos a associação entre IMC e os parâmetros: tempo exigido para localização do bloqueio; presença de náuseas e vômitos pós-operatórios (NVPO); pontuações de dor pós-operatória na sala de recuperação pós-anestésica (SRPA); volume de anestésico local injetado; complicações agudas; e administração de opioides antes, durante e depois da cirurgia. Foram utilizadas regressões univariada e multivariada com estimativa dos mínimos quadrados e logística. RESULTADOS: Um IMC elevado foi associado a maiores: tempo exigido para localização do bloqueio (p = 0,025), administração de fentanil durante a cirurgia (p Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Los pacientes obesos pueden representar un reto anestésico perioperatorio único, haciendo con que las técnicas anestésicas regionales sean un medio extraño a la hora de ofrecer la analgesia para esa población. La orientación por ultrasonido fue recientemente elogiada como [...] una beneficiosa técnica para esos pacientes, en que los límites de superficie pueden quedar oscuros. En este estudio, se investiga el efecto del Índice de Masa Corporal (IMC), elevado, en el bloqueo interescalénico del nervio periférico guiado por ultrasonido. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Este estudio es un análisis retrospectivo de 528 pacientes consecutivos, que recibieron bloqueos nerviosos interescalénicos preoperatorios, guiados por ultrasonido, en el Hospital y en la Clínica de la University of Wisconsin. Examinamos la asociación entre el IMC y los siguientes parámetros: tiempo exigido para la localización del bloqueo; presencia de náuseas y vómitos postoperatorios (NVPO); puntuaciones de dolor postoperatoria en la sala de recuperación postanestésica (SRPA); volumen del anestésico local inyectado; complicaciones agudas; y administración de opioides antes, durante y después de la cirugía. Se usaron los mínimos cuadrados de solamente una variable y muchas variables y modelos de regresión logística. RESULTADOS: Un IMC elevado se asoció a un mayor tiempo exigido para la localización del bloqueo (p = 0,025), administración de fentanil durante la cirugía (p Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Obese patients can pose a unique perioperative anesthetic challenge, making regional anesthetic techniques an intriguing means of providing analgesia for this population. Ultrasound guidance has been touted recently as being beneficial for this population in which surface [...] landmarks can become obscured. In this study, the effect of increased Body Mass Index (BMI) on ultrasound guided interscalene peripheral nerve blockade is investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective review of 528 consecutive patients who received preoperative ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve blocks at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. We examined the association between BMI and the following parameters: time required for block placement; presence of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV); postoperative Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) pain scores; volume of local anesthetic injected; acute complications; and opioid administration preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Univariate and multivariate least squares and logistic regres

  16. 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.

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    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.

  17. Continuous celiac plexus block and spread of contrast media

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    A continuous celiac plexus block has been developed and is available for use. With this method, the drug can be repeatedly applied and the reproducibility of imaged findings is secured. It is possible to accurately judge the effect by the use of a local anesthetics before the injection of the neurolytics. Imaged findings at the celiac plexus block were classified into 4 types according to the pattern of CT images. Paticularly interesting is a finding that the contrast media injected in the retrocrural space for retrocrural splanchnic nerve block (RSB) permeates through the aortic hiatus as far as the area surrounding the celiac plexus and so-called transcrural celiac plexus block (TCB) takes place. Thus, it was found that the celiac plexus block so far used was a complex of RSB and TCB. (author)

  18. Phrenic-Recurrent Nerve Anastomosis in Animal Models with Unilateral Cutting of the Recurrent Nerve

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    In our experimental study, the aim was to recover vocal cord physiology in cutting of recurrent laryngeal nerve, thus phrenic-recurrent nerve transposition was planned in rabbits. Experiments were performed on 10 experimental and 10 control rabbits. The right recurrent nerve was cut in the control group, while in the experiment group, the right recurrent nerve was cut. Then, a right phrenic-recurrent nerve end-to-end anastomosis was performed and the results were evaluated. After the 3rd post...

  19. Nerve Transfers for Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus Palsy (Brachial Plexus Nerve Transfer)

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    Rohde, Rachel S.; Wolfe, Scott W.

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    Adult traumatic brachial plexus injuries can have devastating effects on upper extremity function. Although neurolysis, nerve repair, and nerve grafting have been used to treat injuries to the plexus, nerve transfer makes use of an undamaged nerve to supply motor input over a relatively short distance to reinnervate a denervated muscle. A review of several recent innovations in nerve transfer surgery for brachial plexus injuries is illustrated with surgical cases performed at this institution.

  20. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)

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    ... is really not a contact sport. The only thing we’d probably really restrict is football. They can lead pretty normal lives with the device. Again, you’re watching a live internet broadcast of a surgical procedure of a vagus nerve stimulator implant on a ...

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    Full Text Available ... is really not a contact sport. The only thing we’d probably really restrict is football. They can lead pretty normal lives with the device. Again, you’re watching a live internet broadcast of a surgical procedure of a vagus nerve stimulator implant on a ...

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    Full Text Available ... several medications, have had good drug levels, adequate trial, they’ve been compliant and they still don’ ... vagus nerve stimulation therapy performed at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, to ...

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    Full Text Available ... therapy, is a small pacemaker device that gets implanted into a patient and it’s sort of like ... 1997 and over 30,000 patients have been implanted, worldwide, with vagus nerve stimulators now. There’s been ...

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    Full Text Available ... Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN. During this webcast you may email questions to the OR by ... a lot. NARRATOR This has been a live webcast of vagus nerve stimulation therapy performed at LeBonheur ...

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    Full Text Available ... In general, this is a fairly straightforward, low risk procedure. Probably the biggest risk of the procedure is infection, which again is ... the procedure. Another question is what is the risk of nerve damage from the procedure? That’s a ...

  6. Nerve injury stimulates the secretion of apolipoprotein E by nonneuronal cells

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    Nerve trauma initiates significant changes in the composition of proteins secreted by nonneuronal cells. The most prominent of these proteins is a 37-kDa protein, whose expression correlates with the time course of nerve development, degeneration, and regeneration. The authors report that the 37-kDa protein is apolipoprotein E (apoE). They produced a specific antiserum against the 37-kDa protein isolated from previously crushed nerves. This antiserum recognizes a 36-kDa protein in rat serum that they have purified and identified as apoE. The anti-37-kDa antiserum also recognizes apoE on electrophoretic transfer blots of authentic samples of high and very low density lipoproteins. The nerve 37-kDa protein comigrates with apoE by two-dimensional electrophoresis, shares a similar amino acid composition, and reacts with an antiserum against authentic apoE. The purified apoE specifically blocks the immunoprecipitation of [35S]methionine-labeled 37-kDa protein synthesized by nonneuronal cells. Thus, on the basis of its molecular mass, isoelectric point, amino acid composition, and immunological properties, they conclude that the 37-kDa protein is apoE. They also used light microscopic immunochemistry to localize apoE following nerve injury. They propose that apoE is synthesized by phagocytic cells in response to nerve injury for the purpose of mobilizing lipids produced as a consequence of axon degeneration

  7. Tractography of lumbar nerve roots: initial results

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    Balbi, Vincent; Budzik, Jean-Francois; Thuc, Vianney le; Cotten, Anne [Hopital Roger Salengro, Service de Radiologie et d' Imagerie musculo-squelettique, Lille Cedex (France); Duhamel, Alain [Universite de Lille 2, UDSL, Lille (France); Bera-Louville, Anne [Service de Rhumatologie, Hopital Roger Salengro, Lille (France)

    2011-06-15

    The aims of this preliminary study were to demonstrate the feasibility of in vivo diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and fibre tracking (FT) of the lumbar nerve roots, and to assess potential differences in the DTI parameters of the lumbar nerves between healthy volunteers and patients suffering from disc herniation. Nineteen patients with unilateral sciatica related to posterolateral or foraminal disc herniation and 19 healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. DTI with tractography of the L5 or S1 nerves was performed. Mean fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) values were calculated from tractography images. FA and MD values could be obtained from DTI-FT images in all controls and patients. The mean FA value of the compressed lumbar nerve roots was significantly lower than the FA of the contralateral nerve roots (p=0.0001) and of the nerve roots of volunteers (p=0.0001). MD was significantly higher in compressed nerve roots than in the contralateral nerve root (p=0.0002) and in the nerve roots of volunteers (p=0.04). DTI with tractography of the lumbar nerves is possible. Significant changes in diffusion parameters were found in the compressed lumbar nerves. (orig.)

  8. A new assay for nerve fiber repulsion.

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    Fassold, Alexander; Straub, Rainer H

    2010-04-01

    In inflammatory lesions, sympathetic nerve fibers get lost soon after the start of inflammation. To be able to identify and examine the factors that are responsible for this repulsion of the sympathetic nerve fibers we established an in vitro assay. Sympathetic trunk ganglia of postnatal mice were used for the outgrowth of axons. They were plated on poly-D-lysine-coated culture slides. Axons were encouraged to grow out by the addition of nerve growth factor-7S (NGF) from murine submaxillary gland. Using live imaging it was clearly shown that SEMA3F is a nerve-repellent factor. Two different types of nerve fiber repulsion were observed. The assay turned out to be an excellent model for the investigation of axon guidance factors of sympathetic neurons (nerve fiber repulsion/nerve fiber attraction). PMID:20398007

  9. Parotid lymphangioma associated with facial nerve paralysis.

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    Imaizumi, Mitsuyoshi; Tani, Akiko; Ogawa, Hiroshi; Omori, Koichi

    2014-10-01

    Parotid lymphangioma is a relatively rare disease that is usually detected in infancy or early childhood, and which has typical features. Clinical reports of facial nerve paralysis caused by lymphangioma, however, are very rare. Usually, facial nerve paralysis in a child suggests malignancy. Here we report a very rare case of parotid lymphangioma associated with facial nerve paralysis. A 7-year-old boy was admitted to hospital with a rapidly enlarging mass in the left parotid region. Left peripheral-type facial nerve paralysis was also noted. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging also revealed multiple cystic lesions. Open biopsy was undertaken in order to investigate the cause of the facial nerve paralysis. The histopathological findings of the excised tumor were consistent with lymphangioma. Prednisone (40 mg/day) was given in a tapering dose schedule. Facial nerve paralysis was completely cured 1 month after treatment. There has been no recurrent facial nerve paralysis for eight years. PMID:25336000

  10. Optic nerve invasion of uveal melanoma.

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    Lindegaard, Jens; Isager, Peter

    2007-01-01

    The aim of the study was to identify the histopathological characteristics associated with the invasion of the optic nerve of uveal melanoma and to evaluate the association between invasion of the optic nerve and survival. In order to achieve this, all uveal melanomas with optic nerve invasion in Denmark between 1942 and 2001 were reviewed (n=157). Histopathological characteristics and depth of optic nerve invasion were recorded. The material was compared with a control material from the same period consisting of 85 cases randomly drawn from all choroidal/ciliary body melanomas without optic nerve invasion. Prelaminar/laminar optic nerve invasion was in multivariate analysis associated with focal retinal invasion, neovascularization of the chamber angle, and scleral invasion. Postlaminar invasion was further associated with non-spindle cell type and rupture of the inner limiting membrane of the retina. The optic nerve was invaded in four different ways: 1) by tumor extension from the neuroretina through the lamina cribrosa; 2) by direct extension into the optic nerve head between Bruch's membrane and the border tissue of Elschnig; 3) by direct invasion through the border tissue of Elschnig; and 4) in one case a tumor spread along the inner limiting membrane to the optic nerve through the lamina cribrosa. Invasion of the optic nerve had no impact on all-cause mortality or melanoma-related mortality in multivariate analyses. The majority of melanomas invading the optic nerve are large juxtapapillary tumors invading the optic nerve because of simple proximity to the nerve. A neurotropic subtype invades the optic nerve and retina in a diffuse fashion unrelated to tumor size or location. Udgivelsesdato: 2007-Jan

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Haemangiopericytoma of the trigeminal nerve

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    A 41-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of progressive right-sided diplopia on lateral gaze and right nasolabial paraesthesia. A CT revealed minor bone erosion of Meckel's cave and of the right petrous apex by a uniformly enhancing lesion at the base of the skull. Magnetic resonance imaging on three occasions over 2 years showed tumour, measuring 4 cm in diameter, with features suggestive of a trigeminal neuroma. At surgery the lesion had the macroscopic appearance of a giant schwannoma. Histopathological findings were that of a meningeal haemangiopericytoma (HPC) of the trigeminal nerve. lntracranial HPC are rare and aggressive tumours of the central nervous system. They usually arise from the falx, tentorium and dural sinuses. The present case is unique as it originates from a cranial nerve. Copyright (2001) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd

  14. 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

  15. 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)

    2013-01-15

    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.

  16. Autonomic nerves in pulmonary veins

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    Tan, Alex Y; CHEN, PENG-SHENG; Chen, Lan S; Fishbein, Michael C

    2006-01-01

    Rapid repetitive activities arising from pulmonary veins may initiate atrial fibrillation. The basis of these rapid repetitive activities remains unclear, but recent evidence suggests that the autonomic nervous system plays an important role in their formation. Pulmonary veins and the adjoining left atrium are highly innervated structures. This review summarizes recent developments in the understanding of the anatomy of autonomic nerves in and around pulmonary veins and their implications for...

  17. Macrodystrophia lipomatosa involving multiple nerves

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    Rohilla, Seema; Jain, Nitin; Sharma, Rambaksh; Dhaulakhandi, Dhara B

    2011-01-01

    Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL), a rare congenital disorder, is considered by some to be a localized form of Proteus syndrome. The implication of the PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10) gene in both strengthens this belief. We present a case who had MDL in multiple nerve territories—all on the same side of the body—with hypertrophy of mainly fibroadipose tissue throughout their distribution, thus pointing to a form of localized hemihypertrophy; both hemihypertrophy...

  18. 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...

  19. Trigeminal neuralgia and facial nerve paralysis

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    Borges, Alexandra [IPOFG, Department of Radiology, Lisbon (Portugal)

    2005-03-01

    The trigeminal nerve is the largest of the cranial nerves. It provides sensory input from the face and motor innervation to the muscles of mastication. The facial nerve is the cranial nerve with the longest extracranial course, and its main functions include motor innervation to the muscles of facial expression, sensory control of lacrimation and salivation, control of the stapedial reflex and to carry taste sensation from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. In order to be able adequately to image and follow the course of these cranial nerves and their main branches, a detailed knowledge of neuroanatomy is required. As we are dealing with very small anatomic structures, high resolution dedicated imaging studies are required to pick up normal and pathologic nerves. Whereas CT is best suited to demonstrate bony neurovascular foramina and canals, MRI is preferred to directly visualize the nerve. It is also the single technique able to detect pathologic processes afflicting the nerve without causing considerable expansion such as is usually the case in certain inflammatory/infectious conditions, perineural spread of malignancies and in very small intrinsic tumours. Because a long course from the brainstem nuclei to the peripheral branches is seen, it is useful to subdivide the nerve in several segments and then tailor the imaging modality and the imaging study to that specific segment. This is particularly true in cases where topographic diagnosis can be used to locate a lesion in the course of these nerves. (orig.)

  20. Trigeminal neuralgia and facial nerve paralysis

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    The trigeminal nerve is the largest of the cranial nerves. It provides sensory input from the face and motor innervation to the muscles of mastication. The facial nerve is the cranial nerve with the longest extracranial course, and its main functions include motor innervation to the muscles of facial expression, sensory control of lacrimation and salivation, control of the stapedial reflex and to carry taste sensation from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. In order to be able adequately to image and follow the course of these cranial nerves and their main branches, a detailed knowledge of neuroanatomy is required. As we are dealing with very small anatomic structures, high resolution dedicated imaging studies are required to pick up normal and pathologic nerves. Whereas CT is best suited to demonstrate bony neurovascular foramina and canals, MRI is preferred to directly visualize the nerve. It is also the single technique able to detect pathologic processes afflicting the nerve without causing considerable expansion such as is usually the case in certain inflammatory/infectious conditions, perineural spread of malignancies and in very small intrinsic tumours. Because a long course from the brainstem nuclei to the peripheral branches is seen, it is useful to subdivide the nerve in several segments and then tailor the imaging modality and the imaging study to that specific segment. This is particularly true in cases where topographic diagnosis can be used to locateopographic diagnosis can be used to locate a lesion in the course of these nerves. (orig.)

  1. Heart block and paragonimiasis.

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    Morrison, W L; Petch, M.C.

    1988-01-01

    Intracardiac granulomas can cause complete heart block. A case of complete heart block is reported in a patient who had had paragonimiasis 30 years before and who had radiographic evidence of calcified granulomas in the heart and lungs.

  2. Two types of fast K+ channels in rat myelinated nerve fibres and their sensitivity to dendrotoxin.

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    Corrette, B J; Repp, H; Dreyer, F; Schwarz, J R

    1991-05-01

    The effect of dendrotoxin (DTX), a component of the venom of the Eastern green mamba snake, Dendroaspis angusticeps, on K+ currents in rat myelinated nerve fibres was studied in voltage clamp experiments, immunocytochemistry and binding experiments. The analysis of K+ tail currents in 160 mM KCl solution revealed that K+ channels with slow gating kinetics predominate in the intact node of Ranvier. These slow K+ channels were not blocked by DTX. Intact nerve fibres additionally showed fast K+ tail currents of small amplitude which could be blocked by DTX. After enzymatic demyelination with pronase, fast K+ currents of large amplitude appeared. Analysis of the non-monotonous voltage dependence of the fast K+ conductance and the partial pharmacological block by DTX suggest the presence of two subtypes of fast K+ channels in rat nerve fibres similar to the Kf1 and Kf2 channels previously described in the frog and toad node of Ranvier. The DTX concentration required for 50% inhibition (IC50) for the Kf1 component was 8 nM. The IC50 of the blocked Kf2 component was the same as that for Kf1, but the Kf2 component was only partially blocked (about 50%). In contrast to frog nerve, these two fast K+ channel subtypes are located predominantly in the paranodal region. Immunocytochemical staining experiments with DTX using the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique confirmed the electrophysiological data. In intact nodes, either no staining or only slight staining in some fibres was found. After demyelination, extensive staining of paranodal and internodal regions occurred.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:1876485

  3. Ulnar Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies - Review

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    Zeynep Alev Özçete

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Ulnar neuropathy is the second most common entrapment neuropathy in the upper extremity after carpal tunnel syndrome. Because of the anatomic positioning of the ulnar nerve, the most common site of entrapment is at the elbow region. Potential compression sites at the elbow are the arcade of Struthers, medial intermuscular septum, retroepicondylar groove, the cubital tunnel (humeroulnar arcade and flexor-pronator aponeurosis, with the most common sites of entrapment at the cubital tunnel and the retroepicondylar groove. The second most likely location of entrapment is in the Guyon’s canal at the wrist. The diagnosis is based on symptoms, physical examination findings and electrodiagnostic studies. Treatment is planned according to the patient’s symptoms and severity of disease. Surgical treatment should be considered if there is no response to the conservative treatment and if there is evidence for the presence of progressive paralysis and long-term lesion. In this paper, potential anatomical sites for entrapment of the ulnar nerve, pathophysiology, clinical and electrophysiological diagnosis and conservative treatment of the ulnar nerve entrapment neuropathies are reviewed.Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2010;56:190-5.

  4. Postural heart block.

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    Seda, P. E.; Mcanulty, J. H.; Anderson, C. J.

    1980-01-01

    A patient presented with orthostatic dizziness and syncope caused by postural heart block. When the patient was supine, atrioventricular conduction was normal and he was asymptomatic; when he was standing he developed second degree type II block and symptoms. The left bundle-branch block on his electrocardiogram and intracardiac electrophysiological study findings suggest that this heart block occurred distal to the His bundle. Orthostatic symptoms are usually presumed to be secondary to an i...

  5. Obturation over an S1 ProTaper instrument fragment in a mandibular molar with three years of follow-up.

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    Brito-Júnior, Manoel; Silva-Sousa, Yara Teresinha Correa; Bruniera, João Felipe Bonatto; Camilo, Carla Cristina; Faria-E-Silva, André Luis; Saquy, Paulo César

    2014-12-01

    This case report describes root canal filling performed over a large S1 ProTaper file fragment in a second mandibular molar with irreversible pulpitis. An S1 ProTaper file was fractured during the instrumentation of the mesiobuccal canal. Approximately 10 mm of file fragment remained in the apical and middle thirds of the canal. The obturation was performed over this fragment using thermomechanically compacted gutta-percha and sealer. Radiographic findings and the absence of clinical signs and symptoms at 3-year follow up indicated successful treatment. Cone-beam computed tomography images revealed absence of periapical lesion and details of intracanal file fragment related to root fillings and apex morphology. In this case, the presence of a large intracanal fractured instrument did not have a negative impact on the endodontic prognosis during the follow up evaluation period. PMID:25590208

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. Generic Quantum Block Compression

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    Langford, John

    2001-01-01

    A generic approach for compiling any classical block compression algorithm into a quantum block compression algorithm is presented. Using this technique, compression asymptoticaly approaching the von Neumann entropy of a qubit source can be achieved. The automatically compiled algorithms are competitive (in time and space complexity) with hand constructed quantum block compression algorithms.

  9. Comparison of two approaches of infraclavicular brachial plexus block for orthopaedic surgery below mid-humerus

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    Trehan Vikas

    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. Peripheral nerve stimulation for treatment of chronic headache: a case report.

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    Green, Adam; Issa, Mohammed A; Kim, Chong H

    2013-01-01

    Chronic daily headaches can be debilitating. Multiple treatments have been suggested with varying degrees of success. We present a case of a 27-year-old female with greater than ten years of chronic daily headaches. The patient was evaluated at the headache clinic where she was diagnosed with complex migraine with components of occipital neuralgia. Multiple medication regimens were tried without significant benefit. The patient also underwent bilateral occipital blocks along with trigger point injections of various muscles including the semispinalis capitis with significant but limited duration of benefit. After other treatments were unsuccessful, the patient was referred to the Pain Management Center and underwent a trial of peripheral nerve stimulation with significant pain relief without complications. She then proceeded with permanent implantation of the peripheral nerve stimulator with continued pain relief. This case demonstrates the utility of peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of refractory chronic daily headaches and should be part of our armamentarium. PMID:24371861

  11. Horner’s Syndrome after Superficial Cervical Plexus Block

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    Flores, Stefan; Riguzzi, Christine; Herring, Andrew A.; Nagdev, Arun

    2015-01-01

    Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are becoming more essential for the management of acute pain in the emergency department (ED). With increased block frequency comes unexpected complications that require prompt recognition and treatment. The superficial cervical plexus block (SCPB) has been recently described as a method for ED management of clavicle fracture pain. Horner’s syndrome (HS) is a rare and self-limiting complication of regional anesthesia in neck region such as brachial and cervical plexus blocks. Herein we describe the first reported case of a HS after an ultrasound-guided SCPB performed in the ED and discuss the complex anatomy of the neck that contributes to the occurrence of this complication. PMID:25987922

  12. Horner’s Syndrome after Superficial Cervical Plexus Block

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    Flores, Stefan

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are becoming more essential for the management of acute pain in the emergency department (ED. With increased block frequency comes unexpected complications that require prompt recognition and treatment. The superficial cervical plexus block (SCPB has been recently described as a method for ED management of clavicle fracture pain. Horner’s syndrome (HS is a rare and self-limiting complication of regional anesthesia in neck region such as brachial and cervical plexus blocks. Herein we describe the first reported case of a HS after an ultrasound-guided SCPB performed in the ED and discuss the complex anatomy of the neck that contributes to the occurrence of this complication. [West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(3:428–431.

  13. Giant median nerve in bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome

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    Chabok, Hosein Ahmadzadeh

    2013-01-01

    We introduce a middle age healthy man with sequential bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. At the surgery, we encountered a wide median nerve in both wrists. Although enlargement of median nerve in carpal tunnel has been well documented, 25 mm width of the nerve is a rare scene, underscoring that leaving the nerve under the unyielding pressure would lead to a fibrous atrophic median nerve.

  14. Evaluating Optic Nerve Damage: Pearls and Pitfalls

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    Mackenzie, Paul J.; Mikelberg, Frederick S.

    2009-01-01

    Primary open-angle glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy involving loss of retinal ganglion cells and their axons at the level of the optic nerve head. This change manifests as thinning and excavation of the neural tissues and nerve fiber layer. Therefore, it has long been known that the structural appearance of the optic nerve head is paramount to both glaucoma diagnosis and to the detection of progression [1-4]. Quantitative imaging methods such as Heidelberg Retinal Tomography (HRT) a...

  15. Nerve Biopsy In The Diagnosis Of Leporsy

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    Hazra B; Banerjee P.P; Bhattacharyya N K; Gupta P N; Barbhunia J N; Sanyal S

    1997-01-01

    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 borde...

  16. The nuclear events guiding successful nerve regeneration

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    SumikoKiryu-Seo

    2011-01-01

    Peripheral nervous system (PNS) neurons survive and regenerate after nerve injury, whereas central nervous system (CNS) neurons lack the capacity to do so. The inability of the CNS to regenerate presumably results from a lack of intrinsic growth activity and a permissive environment. To achieve CNS regeneration, we can learn from successful nerve regeneration in the PNS. Neurons in the PNS elicit dynamic changes in gene expression in response to permissive environmental cues following nerve i...

  17. 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.

  18. Renal tubular acidosis and nerve deafness.

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    Dunger, D. B.; Brenton, D. P.; Cain, A. R.

    1980-01-01

    Two brothers are described with renal tubular acidosis and nerve deafness: the elder also had rickets and hypokalaemia. The parents were unaffected. Studies of urinary acidification and bicarbonate excretion were consistent with a distal tubular abnormality. This report strengthens the view previously proposed in similar cases that nerve deafness and renal tubular acidosis constitute a genetic entity. Examination for nerve deafness is indicated in any child with renal tubular acidosis.

  19. Magnetoneurographic evaluation of peripheral nerve regeneration

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    Kuypers, P. D. L.

    1998-01-01

    When a peripheral nerve is reconstructed after it has been damaged. it is important to assess, in an early stage, whether the nerve is regenerating across the lesion. However, at present for this purpose an adequate method is not available. In this study short term changes in the proximal and distal segment of a transected and reconstructed peripheral nerve are evaluated using a new quantitative magnetic recording technique. For a general understanding, the anatomy and neuro...

  20. Non-invasive imaging of nerve regeneration

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    Sheikh, Kazim A.

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    The need for non-invasive imaging of peripheral nerves that can reliably assess extent of nerve fiber degeneration and regeneration is increasingly realized. Availability of such a technology has several immediate clinical and preclinical applications. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an emerging magnetic resonance based technology that is particularly suited for imaging nerve fiber tracts. This review highlights immediate clinical and preclinical uses of non-invasive imaging of peripheral n...

  1. Vein Wrapping Technique for Nerve Reconstruction in Patients with Thyroid Cancer Invading the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

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    Yoo, Young Moon; Lee, Il Jae; Lim, Hyoseob; Kim, Joo Hyoung; Park, Myong Chul

    2012-01-01

    Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis is the most common and serious complication after thyroid cancer surgery. The objective of this study was to report the advantages of the vein wrapping technique for nerve reconstruction in patients with thyroid cancer invading the recurrent laryngeal nerve and its effects on postoperative phonatory function. The subjects were three patients who underwent resection of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during surgical extirpation of papillary thyroid cancer. Fre...

  2. 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...

  3. Isolated Hypoglossus Nerve Palsy: Two Case Reports

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    Süreyya EKEM

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy is an uncommon condition and it may be due to damage to the hypoglossal nucleus in the brain stem or to damage to the nerve along its course. Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsies may indicate the presence of an intracranial or extracranial space–occupying lesion, head and neck injury, carotid artery dissection, vascular abnormality, idiopathic, infection, autoimmune disease, or neuropathy in most cases. In this article, we present two cases of isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy and discuss other possible causes

  4. 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.

  5. Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Sensation Thresholds in Patients with Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: An Observational Study

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    Moharic, Metka

    2010-01-01

    Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is one of the therapies for painful neuropathy. Its analgesic mechanisms probably involve the gate control theory, the physiological block and the endogenous pain inhibitory system. The aim of the study was to determine whether TENS improves small fibre function diminished because of painful…

  6. Morphological and Electromyogram Analysis for the Spinal Accessory Nerve Transfer to the Suprascapular Nerve in Rats

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    Jun Yan

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available For many years, nerve transfer has been commonly used as a treatment option following peripheral nerve injury, although the precise mechanism underlying successful nerve transfer is not yet clear. We developed an animal model to investigate the mechanism underlying nerve transfer between branches of the spinal accessory nerve (Ac and suprascapular nerve (Ss in rats, so that we could observe changes in the number of motor neurons, investigate the 3-dimensional localization of neurons in the anterior horn of the spinal cord, and perform an electromyogram (EMG of the supraspinatus muscle before and after nerve transfer treatment. The present experiment showed a clear reduction in the number of ? motor neurons. The distributional portion of motor neurons following nerve transfer was mainly within the neuron column innervating the trapezius. Some neurons innervating the supraspinatus muscle also survived post-transfer. Compared with the non-operated group, the EMG restoration rate of the supraspinatus muscle following nerve transfer was 60% in the experimental group and 80% in a surgical control group. Following nerve transfer, there was a distinct reduction in the number of ? motor neurons. Therefore, ? motor neurons may have important effects on the recovery of muscular strength following nerve transfer. Moreover, because the neurons located in regions innervating either the trapezius or supraspinatus muscle were labeled after Ac transfer to Ss, we also suggest that indistinct axon regeneration mechanisms exist in the spinal cord following peripheral nerve transfer.

  7. Induced-pluripotent stem cells seeded acellular peripheral nerve graft as “autologous nerve graft”

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    Ti-Fei Yuan; Guo-Dong Gao; Jiang Li

    2010-01-01

    The hypothesis is that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) derived Schwann cells and/or macrophages can be transplanted into acellular nerve graft in repairing injured nervous system. The efficiency of iPSC seeded acellular nerve graft may mimic the autologous peripheral nerve graft.

  8. Primary and Delayed Repair and Nerve Grafting for Treatment of Cut Median and Ulnar Nerves

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    Mohammad-Ali Mohseni

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Traumatic cutting of peripheral nerves of median and ulnar in forearm and wrist can cause disablating sensory and motor disorders in patients’ hands. We conducted the present study to compare the results of three surgical methods for repair of injured median and ulnar nerves. We studied 85 patients aged 12-59 years (average, 34±18 years with 105 cut median and ulnar nerves at forearm and wrist presenting to Tabriz Shohada hospital from 1994 to 2003. The patients followed for 2-10 years. Sixty patients (65 nerves underwent primary repair, 16 (25 nerves treated with delayed method and 9 (15 nerves received nerve graft. Success was obtained in all patients underwent primary repair. The excellent results were common in younger patients. Of 65 nerves (60 patients repaired by primary method, 25 had excellent result. Of 16 patients 25 nerves (16 patients underwent delayed repair, 7 was unsuccessful. Of 15 nerves (9 patients underwent delayed repair, 5 was unsuccessful. It is concluded that the recovery following primary repair was faster than other methods. For reaching excellent results in repairing peripheral nerves, it is important to considering all rules needed for repairing cut peripheral nerves, as well as accurate evaluation and correct repair of injured surrounding soft tissue such as tendons and their synovium and injured vessels.

  9. Nerve repair by means of tubulization: past, present, future.

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    Konofaos, P; Ver Halen, J P

    2013-03-01

    Peripheral nerve injury may result in injury without gaps or injury with gaps between nerve stumps. In the presence of a nerve defect, the placement of an autologous nerve graft is the current gold standard for nerve restoration. The clinical employment of tubes as an alternative to autogenous nerve grafts is mainly justified by the limited availability of donor tissue for nerve autografts and their related morbidity. The purpose of this review is to present an overview of the literature on the applications of nerve conduits in peripheral nerve repair. Moreover, the different steps that are involved in the design of an ideal nerve conduit for peripheral nerve repair, including the choice of biomaterial, fabrication technique, and the various potential modifications to the common hollow nerve tube, are also discussed. PMID:23303520

  10. Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)

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    ... of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome) Ulnar nerve entrapment occurs when ... nerve can cause numbness or pain in your elbow, hand, wrist, or ? ngers. Sometimes the ulnar ...

  11. Unilateral Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy after Use of the Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme

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    Sasakawa, Tomoki; Suzuki, Akihiro; Matsumoto, Hideki; Iwasaki, Hiroshi

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    Purpose. Hypoglossal nerve palsy after use of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is an exceptionally rare complication. We present the first case of unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy after use of the LMA Supreme. Clinical Features. A healthy 67-year-old female was scheduled for a hallux valgus correction under general anesthesia combined with femoral and sciatic nerve blocks. A size 4?LMA Supreme was inserted successfully at the first attempt and the cuff was inflated with air at an intracuff pressure of 60?cmH2O using cuff pressure gauge. Anesthesia was maintained with oxygen, nitrous oxide (67%), and sevoflurane under spontaneous breathing. The surgery was uneventful and the duration of anesthesia was two hours. The LMA was removed as the patient woke and there were no immediate postoperative complications. The next morning, the patient complained of dysarthria and dysphasia. These symptoms were considered to be caused by the LMA compressing the nerve against the hyoid bone. Conservative treatment was chosen and the paralysis recovered completely after 5 months. Conclusion. Hypoglossal nerve injury may occur despite correct positioning of the LMA under the appropriate intracuff pressure. A follow-up period of at least 6 months should be taken into account for the recovery. PMID:25254120

  12. Pulsed Radiofrequency Neuromodulation Treatment on the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve for the Treatment of Meralgia Paresthetica

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    Choi, Hyuk Jai; Choi, Seok Keun; Kim, Tae Sung; Lim, Young Jin

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    We describe a rare case of pulsed radiofrequency treatment for pain relief associated with meralgia paresthetica. A 58-year-old female presented with pain in the left anterior lateral thigh. An imaging study revealed no acute lesions compared with a previous imaging study, and diagnosis of meralgia paresthetica was made. She received temporary pain relief with lateral femoral cutaneous nerve blocks twice. We performed pulsed radiofrequency treatment, and the pain declined to 25% of the maxima...

  13. Isoflurane depresses hippocampal CA1 glutamate nerve terminals without inhibiting fiber volleys

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    Bruce, Maciver M.; Winegar Bruce D

    2006-01-01

    Abstract Background Anesthetic-induced CNS depression is thought to involve reduction of glutamate release from nerve terminals. Recent studies suggest that isoflurane reduces glutamate release by block of Na channels. To further investigate this question we examined the actions of isoflurane, TTX, extracellular Ca2+, CNQX and stimulus voltage (stim) on glutamate-mediated transmission at hippocampal excitatory synapses. EPSPs were recorded from CA1 neurons in rat hippocampal brain slices in r...

  14. 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

  15. Estudo da regeneração nervosa em nervos tibiais de ratos wistar utilizando o Fluoro-Gold® como marcador neuronal / A study on nerve regeneration in tibial nerves of wistars rats, using Fluoro-Gold® as a neuronal tracer

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    Marco Aurélio Sertório, Grecco; Vilnei Mattioli, Leite; Walter Manna, Albertoni; João Baptista Gomes dos, Santos; Celso Kiyoshi, Hirakawa; Flávio, Faloppa; Sandra Gomes, Valente.

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    Full Text Available Os autores estudaram em ratos a regeneração nervosa no enxerto nervoso tradicional, comparando-os com grupo controle, através da contagem no nível da medula espinhal, entre L3 e S1, de motoneurônios marcados por meio de exposição do nervo tibial ao Fluoro-Gold® (FG). No grupo controle, ambos os nerv [...] os tibiais foram expostos ao FG®, e em 48 horas, após a perfusão, os motoneurônios foram contados. No grupo experimental, foi ressecado um segmento de 8mm do nervo tibial criando uma falha segmentar. O segmento de nervo de um foi usado para reparar o lado contralateral, utilizando sutura epineural. Após quatro meses, o nervo tibial direito foi exposto ao FG após o enxerto nervoso e, o esquerdo, antes do enxerto. Os motoneurônios foram contados após a perfusão. Ambas as medulas foram cortadas em segmentos de 40mm. Para a análise estatística foram utilizados testes de Wilcoxon e Student. O grupo controle apresentou um significativo aumento de motoneurônios quando comparado ao experimental. No grupo experimental, o número de motoneurônios foi significantemente maior, quando a exposição do nervo tibial ao FG® era feita distalmente ao enxerto nervoso. O enxerto nervoso funciona como um bloqueio parcial para a migração dos axônios em regeneração. Abstract in english The authors studied, in rats, of nerve regeneration in nerve grafts comparing with control group using Fluoro-Gold® (FG) labeled motor neurons count in spinal cord. In control group both tibial nerves were exposed to FG® and motor neurons counted in spinal cord in 48 hours, after perfusion, in a med [...] ular segment from L3 to S1. In experimental group, ressecting 8 mm, a gap was created in both tibial nerves and nerve segment of one nerve was used to repair contralateral side in a traditional nerve graft suture. After four months, right tibial nerve was exposed to FG® distal to graft and left tibial nerve exposed to FG proximal to graft. In 48 hours, after perfusion, motoneurons were counted in a medular segment from L3 to S1. In both groups medular segment was cut in 40 mm slices and all labeled cells counted. Wilcoxon and Student tests were used for statistical analysis. Control group presented a significative increased number of motoneurons when compared to experimental group. In experimental group number of motoneurons was significantly decreased when tibial nerve was exposed to FG® distal to nerve graft. Nerve graft promoted a partial block to axon migration after four months of surgery.

  16. Intraoperative radial nerve injury during coronary artery surgery – report of two cases

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    Tsivgoulis Georgios

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Peripheral nerve injury and brachial plexopathy are known, though rare complications of coronary artery surgery. The ulnar nerve is most frequently affected, whereas radial nerve lesions are much less common accounting for only 3% of such intraoperative injuries. Case presentations Two 52- and 50-year-old men underwent coronary artery surgery. On the first postoperative day they both complained of wrist drop on the left. Neurological examination revealed a paresis of the wrist and finger extensor muscles (0/5, and the brachioradialis (4/5 with hypoaesthesia on the radial aspect of the dorsum of the left hand. Both biceps and triceps reflexes were normoactive, whereas the brachioradialis reflex was diminished on the left. Muscles innervated from the median and ulnar nerve, as well as all muscles above the elbow were unaffected. Electrophysiological studies were performed 3 weeks later, when muscle power of the affected muscles had already begun to improve. Nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography revealed a partial conduction block of the radial nerve along the spiral groove, motor axonal loss distal to the site of the lesion and moderate impairment in recruitment with fibrillation potentials in radial innervated muscles below the elbow and normal findings in triceps and deltoid. Electrophysiology data pointed towards a radial nerve injury in the spiral groove. We assume external compression as the causative factor. The only apparatus attached to the patients' left upper arm was the sternal retractor, used for dissection of the internal mammary artery. Both patients were overweight and lying on the operating table for a considerable time might have caused the compression of their left upper arm on the self retractor's supporting column which was fixed to the table rail 5 cm above the left elbow joint, in the site where the radial nerve is directly apposed to the humerus. Conclusion Although very uncommon, external compression due to the use of a self retractor during coronary artery surgery can affect – especially in obese subjects – the radial nerve within the spiral groove leading to paresis and should therefore be included in the list of possible mechanisms of radial nerve injury.

  17. Carbon dioxide laser-assisted nerve repair: effect of solder and suture material on nerve regeneration in rat sciatic nerve.

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    Menovsky, Tomas; Beek, Johan F

    2003-01-01

    In order to further improve and explore the role of lasers for nerve reconstruction, this study was designed to investigate regeneration of sharply transected peripheral nerves repaired with a CO(2) milliwatt laser in combination with three different suture materials and a bovine albumin protein solder as an adjunct to the welding process. Unilateral sciatic nerve repair was performed in 44 rats. In the laser group, nerves were gently apposed, and two stay sutures (10-0 nylon, 10-0 polyglycolic acid, or 25 microm stainless steel) were placed epi/perineurially. Thereafter, the repair site was fused at 100 mW with pulses of 1.0 s. In the subgroup of laser-assisted nerve repair (LANR), albumen was used as a soldering agent to further reinforce the repair site. The control group consisted of nerves repaired by conventional microsurgical suture repair (CMSR), using 4-6 10-0 nylon sutures. Evaluation was performed at 1 and 6 weeks after surgery, and included qualitative and semiquantitative light microscopy. LANR performed with a protein solder results in a good early peripheral nerve regeneration, with an optimal alignment of nerve fibers and minimal connective tissue proliferation at the repair site. All three suture materials produced a foreign body reaction; the least severe was with polyglycolic acid sutures. CMSR resulted in more pronounced foreign-body granulomas at the repair site, with more connective-tissue proliferation and axonal misalignment. Furthermore, axonal regeneration in the distal nerve segment was better in the laser groups. Based on these results, CO(2) laser-assisted nerve repair with soldering in combination with absorbable sutures has the potential of allowing healing to occur with the least foreign-body reaction at the repair site. Further experiments using this combination are in progress. PMID:12740882

  18. The Effects of 0.3 mA and 0.5 mA Threshold Currents on Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

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    Halit Demir

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Aim:The nerve block success by peripheral nerve stimulator may be increased by optimal nerve localization. However, it is not clear which current threshold is more suitable for this. Material and Methods: Forty patients between 18-60 years of age were included in this randomized, double blind study. In group 1 (n=20 and group 2 (n=20, the thresholds of current were 0.3 mA and 0.5 mA respectively. The mixture of 150 mg of levobupivacaine (0.5% and 200 mg of lidocaine (2% in a total volume of 40 ml was injected around the radial nerve. The duration of postoperative sensory and motor block and the first analgesic requirement were measured. Results; The onset of sensory and motor block of the musculocutaneus (p=0.01 and p=0.004 respectively and the onset of motor block of the median and ulnar nerve (p=0.009 and p=0.02 respectively were significantly shorter in group 1 than in group 2. The duration of postoperative sensory and motor block and the time to first analgesic requirement were significantly longer in group 1 than in group 2 (p=0.0001. Conclusions; The 0.3 mA current is more beneficial than 0.5 mA current in shortening the onset of sensory and motor block, lengthening the postoperative sensory and motor block and the duration of first analgesic requirement.

  19. Fetal complete heart block.

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    Machado, M. V.; Tynan, M. J.; Curry, P. V.; Allan, L. D.

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    In a series of over 6000 patients referred for fetal echocardiography during an eight year period, 37 fetuses were found to have complete heart block. There were 16 cases of isolated heart block and 21 cases associated with structural heart disease. All mothers of fetuses with isolated complete heart block had evidence of circulating syndrome Sjögren A antibody (Ro). Only one mother had clinical evidence of connective tissue disease. In the 21 cases associated with structural heart disease t...

  20. An effect of wrapping peripheral nerve anastomosis with pedicled muscle flap on nerve regeneration in experiment

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    Naumenko L.Yu.

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    Full Text Available Despite intrinsic capacity of peripheral nerves to regenerate, functional outcomes of peripheral nerves injury remain poor. Nerve ischemia, intra-/perineurial fibrosis and neuroma formation contribute a lot to that. Several authors demonstrated beneficial effects of increased vascularization at the site of injury on peripheral nerves regeneration. The use of highly vascularized autologous tissues (greater omentum as a source of peripheral nerves neovascularization shows promising re-sults. We proposed a surgical technique in which injured peripheral nerves anastomosis was wrapped in a pedicled muscular flap and performed morphological assessment of the efficacy of such technique with the aid of immunohistochemistry. 14 rats (which underwent sciatic nerve transection were operated according to proposed technique. Another 14 rats, in which only end-to-end nerve anastomosis (without muscular wrapping was performed served as controls. Morphological changes were evaluated at 3 weeks and 3 months periods. Higher blood vessel and axon counts were observed in experimental groups at both checkpoints. There was also an increase in Schwann cells and macrophages counts, and less collagen content in pe-ripheral nerves of experimental groups. Axons in neuromas of experimental groups showed a higher degree of arrangement. We conclude that proposed surgical technique provides better vascularisation of injured peripheral nerves, which is beneficial for nerve regeneration.

  1. Benefits of laser phototherapy on nerve repair.

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    de Oliveira, Renata Ferreira; de Andrade Salgado, Daniela Miranda Richarte; Trevelin, Lívia Tosi; Lopes, Raquel Marianna; da Cunha, Sandra Ribeiro Barros; Aranha, Ana Cecília Correa; de Paula Eduardo, Carlos; de Freitas, Patricia Moreira

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    Post-traumatic nerve repair represents a major challenge to health sciences. Although there have been great advances in the last few years, it is still necessary to find methods that can effectively enhance nerve regeneration. Laser therapy has been widely investigated as a potential method for nerve repair. Therefore, in this article, a review of the existing literature was undertaken with regard to the effects of low-power laser irradiation on the regeneration of traumatically/surgically injured nerves. The articles were selected using either electronic search engines or manual tracing of the references cited in key papers. In electronic searches, we used the key words as "paresthesia", "laser therapy", "low-power laser and nerve repair", and "laser therapy and nerve repair", considering case reports and clinical studies. According to the findings of the literature, laser therapy accelerates and improves the regeneration of the affected nerve tissues, but there are many conflicting results about laser therapy. This can be attributed to several variables such as wavelength, radiation dose, and type of radiation. All the early in vivo studies assessed in this research were effective in restoring sensitivity. Although these results indicate a potential benefit of the use of lasers on nerve repair, further double-blind controlled clinical trials should be conducted in order to standardize protocols for clinical application. PMID:24519261

  2. Ancient schwannoma of vagus nerve mimicking hamartoma.

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    Kundu, Susmita; Biswas, Debabani; Misra, Swapnendu; Dutta, Shantanu; Sen, Annoy

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    Schwannomas arising from vagus nerve sheath are rare mediastinal neurogenic tumours. Schwannomas usually arise from left hemithorax. Unlike a hamartoma, radiologically, calcification is rarely seen in schwannomas. We present the rare case of an ancient schwannoma arising from vagus nerve sheath from the right hemithorax presenting with gross calcification. PMID:25823116

  3. Redundant Nerve Root Syndrome of Cauda Equina

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    Celal IPLIKCIO?LU

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Recognizing cauda equina redundant nerve root syndrome is crucial before surgery. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI findings of this condition are demonstrated. The aim of this study is to identify patients with redundant nerve root syndrome (RNS, well demonstrate (MRI findings, notify the surgeon before the surgery and therefore to prevent a potential catastrophe.Methods: Ten patients (age range 59-87; mean age 74; 5 males and 5 females with clinical symptoms of back pain, progressive leg numbness, pain and paresthesia on lower sensory dermatomes were diagnosed as redundant nerve root syndrome of cauda equina by MRI and clinical findings in our institution in two years prospective evaluation. In the same time period, 575 lumbar MRI was performed for patients who presented with low back pain in our clinic.Results: Magnetic resonance imaging findings revealed severe extradural lumbar spinal canal stenosis and tortuous, elongated, enlarged nerve roots in all ten patients with redundant nerve root syndrome of cauda equina.Conclusions: Severe extradural lumbar spinal stenosis may represent itself with large, elongated and tortuous nerve roots. This is probably secondary to acquired elongation of nerve roots due to mechanical trapping at the level of lumbar spinal stenosis. Cause is possibly a squeezing force due to chronic compression. Magnetic resonance imaging and MR myelography findings of several redundant nerve root syndrome of cauda equina cases are presented with clinical impression in this study.

  4. 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

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    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

  5. Cadaveric nerve allotransplantation in the treatment of persistent thoracic neuralgia.

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    Barbour, John R; Yee, Andrew; Moore, Amy M; Trulock, Elbert P; Buchowski, Jacob M; Mackinnon, Susan E

    2015-04-01

    When relief from neuralgia cannot be achieved with traditional methods, neurectomy may be considered to abate the stimulus, and primary opposition of the terminal nerve ending is recommended to prevent neuroma. Nerve repair with autograft is limited by autologous nerves available for large nerve defects. Cadaveric allografts provide an unlimited graft source without donor-site morbidities, but are rapidly rejected unless appropriate immunosuppression is achieved. An optimal treatment method for nerve allograft transplantation would minimize rejection while simultaneously permitting nerve regeneration. This report details a novel experience of nerve allograft transplantation using cadaveric nerve grafts to desensitize persistent postoperative thoracic neuralgia. PMID:25841822

  6. Block Cipher Analysis

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    Miolane, Charlotte VikkelsØ

    2009-01-01

    Block ciphersarecryptographicprimitivesthatoperateon fixed sizetexts(blocks). Mostdesigns aim towards