Medtronic Neuromodulation - Vectris Trial Screening Lead Kit for Spinal Cord Stimulation - Class 2 Recall

Vectris(TM) Trial Screening Lead Kit for Spinal Cord Stimulation, Models: (a) 977D160 (b) 977D260 Product Usage: The Medtronic Vectris lead kits contain the implantable spinal cord stimulation lead, as well as additional components used for lead implant as part of a Neurostimulation system for pain therapy. A Medtronic implantable Neurostimulation system is indicated for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs-including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with the following conditions: Failed Back Syndrome (FBS) or low back syndrome or failed back; Radicular pain syndrome or radiculopathies resulting in pain secondary to FBS or herniated disk; Post laminectomy pain; Multiple back operations; Unsuccessful disk surgery; Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)/herniated disk pain refractory to conservative and surgical interventions; Peripheral causalgia; Epidural fibrosis; Arachnoiditis or lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), or causalgia.
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We conducted a questionnaire survey among baseball players at junior high schools across Japan, to understand the practice conditions of players, examining the risk factors of shoulder and elbow pain in baseball players.
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Rotator cuff tears (RCTs) are often associated with severe shoulder pain. However, the mechanism of pain in RCTs is still unknown. In recent years, it has been reported that various neuropeptides, including calcitonin gene-related peptides (CGRP), are involved in knee and hip pain. To reveal the novel mechanism for pain caused by RCTs, we investigated the expression of neuropeptides in a rat RCT model.
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess anti-inflammatory properties and tissue differentiation potential. We prepared a rat shoulder arthritis model by injecting monoiodoacetate (MIA) into the shoulder and investigated the intraarticular administration of MSCs from the aspects of the cartilage protective effect associated with the cell ’s anti-inflammatory activity and inhibition of the central sensitization of pain. When MIA was administered in this model, anti-calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) was expressed in the shoulder joint and C5 spinal dorsal horn.
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study showed that calcitonin could be helpful analgesic agent in different painful situations. Calcitonin can be considered an eligible treatment for acute pains related to vertebral fractures and a feasible alternative for the treatment of the acute and chronic neuropathic pains where other medications might fail.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosA calcitonina é um hormônio polipeptídico que regula o metabolismo do cálcio no organismo. Por muitos anos a calcitonina tem sido usada para manter e melhorar a densidade mineral óssea e reduzir a incidência de fraturas. Muitos ...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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: As a result; our study and the other studies show that SCS is reliable and effective procedure on chronic pain management. PMID: 28467566 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Agri Dergisi - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research
“Buprenorphine is a kappa receptor antagonist. For these reasons, buprenorphine might be unique in its ability to treat chronic pain and possibly OIH.” The opioid crisis has been fueled by the use of opioids to treat chronic pain.  Practice patterns have changed, but doctors are still criticized for their roles in the overuse of opioids.  I’ve sat through community ‘heroin forums’ (sometimes on stage) as sheriffs, politicians, and ‘recovered addicts’ firmly pointed fingers at health professionals.  I, meanwhile, kept my finger under the table, but had the t...
Source: Suboxone Talk Zone - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Acute Pain Buprenorphine Chronic pain Suboxone treatment buprenorphine treats chronic pain chronic pain treatment opioid induced hyperalgesia opioid pain relief pain vs. addiction Source Type: blogs
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today touted short- and long-term data published in the journal Pain, which demonstrated that its dorsal root ganglion stimulation therapy benefits patients suffering from complex regional pain syndrome more than traditional spinal cord stimulation. The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company said it’s the only company in the world approved to offer DRG stimulation. The newly-published data is from the company’s ACCURATE study, which evaluated DRG stimulation in patients for 3 and 12 months. “Historically, many patients with chronic pain resulting from complex regional pain syndrome or...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Research & Development Spinal Abbott Source Type: news
“I have chosen a surreal art approach to represent my invisible disability, due to the surreal nature of mental illness,” tattoo artist Lindsay Carter expressed in a statement. Carter’s image ― featured on the right, above ― shows a bird whose head is a cage with a giant eyeball protruding from the dreamlike vision.  “As long as I’ve been consciously aware, I’ve been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder,” she continued. “Severe episodes can happen for no apparent reason and at that point I cannot help nor snap out of the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Discussion Intratendinous tears of the supraspinatus tendon are rare and difficult to diagnose. Diagnosis relies on MRI (T2 FatSat). Trauma is not usually described. Chronic calcifying tendonitis may also contribute to the development of such tears. There is no associated fatty infiltration of the muscle. The Jobe’s test is frequently painful or positive. Arthroscopic resection of the tendon insertion with reinsertion to the greater tuberosity seems to be the optimal treatment. Level of evidence Retrospective study, IV.
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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