Abducent nerve palsy after microballoon compression of the trigeminal ganglion: Case report.

CONCLUSIONS: Among the procedures, we mean that percutaneous microballoon compression (PMC) is the best choice for elderly frail patients, because it had a very low associated mortality-morbidity rate and does not damage permanent the Gasserian ganglion. PMID: 28713629 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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In this study, we collected and characterized one Chinese family with episodic pain. The SCN11A mutation (c.664C>A/p.Arg222Ser) was identified and cosegregated with the episodic pain phenotype. In addition, we found that alcohol intake triggered intense pain attacks and detected the ALDH2 polymorphism (c.1510G>A/p.Glu504Lys) in 3 patients with episodic pain. The alcohol-aggravated pain symptom and this ALDH2 polymorphism were also reconfirmed in our previously reported episodic pain patient with the Nav1.9 mutation (p.Ala808Gly, patient III-2 in HBBJ family). To assess the pathogenicity of the Nav1.9 mutation and the...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
This study aims to determine if splanchnicectomy by alcohol neurolysis can relieve postoperative pain after gastrectomy and Whipple surgery. The study explores differences in outcomes at first four months after surgery. Methods: Fifty-eight patients with gastric and 60 patients with pancreatic resectable masses were included (28 were lost to follow-up). Each randomized in control and intervention subgroups. Intervention subgroups underwent chemical blockage of celiac ganglions by ethanol injection at both sides of suprapancreatic aorta. Participants were asked to report their pain intensity according to the Visual Ana...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
In conclusion, with study of the frailty syndrome still in its infancy, frailty analysis remains a major challenge. It is a challenge that needs to be overcome in order to shed light on the multiple mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of this syndrome. Although several mechanisms contribute to frailty, immune system alteration seems to play a central role: this syndrome is characterized by increased levels of pro-inflammatory markers and the resulting pro-inflammatory status can have negative effects on various organs. Future studies should aim to better clarify the immune system alteration in frailty, and seek to esta...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
We examined the expression of TRPV1 in peripheral tissue and DRG neurons of CPIP model rats and we studied whether CPIP model could induce peripheral sensitization of TRPV1 channel and enhance DRG neuron excitability. Then we examined the therapeutic effects of locally applied TRPV1 specific antagonist AMG9810 on pain responses of CPIP model rats. Lastly, we explored the effects of AMG9810 on DRG neuron hyperexcitability and spinal glial activation induced by CPIP. Our results demonstrate that TRPV1 plays an important role in mediating the behavioral hypersensitivity of CPIP model rats via promoting peripheral nociceptor a...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The present study suggests that the extract of LMZ attenuates CFA-induced inflammatory pain by suppressing the ERK1/2 and NF-κB signaling pathway at both peripheral and central level. Introduction Pain is one of the most common symptoms in clinical practice, and inflammatory pain is the most important type of pain (Patapoutian et al., 2009). Inflammatory pain is a growing global health problem. In generally, there is a common course of progression in inflammation and pain share. When patients experience inflammation, they may develop hyperalgesia or allodynia to various mechanical, thermal, or che...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Pain is present in up to 80% of patients with cancer of the head and neck. Pulsed radiofrequency ablation (PRFA) is relatively new use of an older procedure, conventional thermal radiofrequency.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Liposomal prostaglandin E1 agonist did not cause any apparent neurologic abnormalities in the spinal cord or dorsal root ganglion, suggesting it is neurologically safe for epidural injection in this species. Additional mammalian study is warranted.
Source: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Chronic and Interventional Pain: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our case report offers the ganglion impar blockade using the transsacrococcygeal approach with absolute alcohol can improve intractable coccydynia.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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