Epidural scarring after lumbar disc surgery: Equivalent scarring with/without free autologous fat grafts.

CONCLUSION: In this preliminary study involving only 36 patients, the prospective randomized use of free autologous fat grafts did not appear to influence outcomes following microdiscectomy. PMID: 28840073 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe patient started treatment using B12 vitamin, thiamine, and physical therapy. Currently, despite reported balance improvement, he needs ambulation support. He features nystagmus, bilateral dysmetria, mild dysdiadochokinesia, continuous tinnitus in his left ear, blurred vision, and neck pain while moving it.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Even if the role of PRP in muscle injury is not still clear, the result observed confirms that it could be used in the treatment of muscle lesions. PMID: 31821305 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Bio-Medica : Atenei Parmensis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Acta Biomed Source Type: research
Conclusion: In this case report, a 28-year-old male was treated for thoracic Pott's disease that proved to be metastatic lung adenocarcinoma. To avoid such misdiagnoses in the future, physicians should better differentiate spinal TB from other malignancies that may affect the spine. This study underscores the importance of obtaining at least a chest X-ray in any patient with suspected Pott's disease, irrespective of age, to help rule out lung cancer or other pathologies. PMID: 31768288 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
We report a case of suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) where the patient's sole symptom was chronic, intermittent episodes of unilateral ear pain. This case was unusual because this patient did not show any other neurological or extraneurological symptoms of Lyme disease. LNB is a manifestation of infection by Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes that can manifest in a number of different clinical presentations depending on the nervous system dissemination of the bacteria. Most commonly, these neurological findings present as peripheral nerve radiculopathies, but rarer involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) can...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we discussed two cases who presented with low back pain after isotretinoin was used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. The patients did not have low back pain before isotretinoin use and did not have enthesitis, dactylitis, uveitis, psoriasis, recent infection, trauma, and family history spondylitis. HLA-B27 was negative. Bone-marrow edema was detected at the sacroiliac joint on magnetic resonance imaging. Because of these findings, sacroiliitis related to the drug was considered in our patients and isotretinoin treatments were discontinued. Because the patients ’ low back pain continued when they adm...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Muscle hernias of the extremities most commonly occur in the leg, between the knee and ankle. Symptomatic muscle hernias in the leg are rare cause of chronic leg pain and neuropathy, and not routinely encountered in surgical practice. Although this condition is especially an esthetic problem, with palpable subcutaneous soft tissue mass, it can lead to spontaneous pain, cramp, local tenderness or potentially neuropathic symptoms. Moreover, among leg muscles involved in this process, peroneus brevis is less frequent than tibialis anterior. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the method of choice in establishing the diagnosis. Symp...
Source: Journal of Radiology Case Reports - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTarsal tunnel block with lignocaine can relieve coccyx pain for a long time. Tarsal tunnel block can be done to achieve heel anesthesia before injection of lignocaine into the plantar fascia in patients with plantar fasciitis.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Brain functional network properties are globally disrupted in multiple musculoskeletal chronic pain conditions. Back pain with lumbar disk herniation (LDH) is highly prevalent and a major route for progression to chronic back pain. However, brain functional network properties remain unknown in such patients. Here, we examined resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging-based functional connectivity networks in chronic back pain patients with clear evidence for LDH (LDH-chronic pain n = 146), in comparison to healthy controls (HCs, n = 165). The study was conducted in China, thus providing the opportunity to also ex...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
AbstractA 61-year-old man was hospitalized for creating vascular access for maintenance hemodialysis. Chronic interstitial nephritis was the cause of his end-stage kidney disease. An arteriovenous graft (AVG) was selected because superficial veins in his bilateral upper limbs were not suitable for arteriovenous fistula (AVF). Venography did not show any stenotic lesions in the drainage veins bilaterally. Soon after creation of the AVG, his left arm began to swell. Obstruction of the drainage vessels downstream of the AVG was highly suspected. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed that the left brachiocephalic vein was compr...
Source: CEN Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Kenneth F. Valyear, Benjamin A. Philip, Carmen M. Cirstea, Pin-Wei Chen, Nathan Baune, Noah Marchal, Scott H. FreyAbstractAnimal models reveal that deafferenting forelimb injuries precipitate reorganization in both contralateral and ipsilateral somatosensory cortices. The functional significance and duration of these effects are unknown, and it is unclear whether they also occur in injured humans. We delivered cutaneous stimulation during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to map the sensory cortical representation of the intact hand a...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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