Severe Leg Pain Following Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation – A Case Report

We present a case of immediate, severe, post-operative leg pain secondary to a lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and subsequent pulmonary embolism (PE) after percutaneous SCS implantation for failed back syndrome. The risk factors of DVT after spine surgery and perioperative prophylaxis will be further discussed with a brief literature review.
Source: PM and R - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: In young patients without risk factors developing a deep venous thrombosis, an inferior vena cava anomaly should be considered. Although no therapeutic consensus has been currently established, inferior vena cava agenesis seems to be associated with a high prevalence of thrombophilic disorders. Screening could be useful, particularly in patients with a thrombotic family history. PMID: 31611029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
We report the outcomes of mechanical prophylaxis and chemoprophylaxis in patients who underwent elective surgery for idiopathic adolescent scoliosis (AIS). We retrospectively studied the patients who underwent posterior spinal instrumentation for AIS. The patients were divided into three groups: Group A low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) started at 8 hours after surgery; Group B LMWH started at 24 hr after surgery; Group C did not receive chemoprophylaxis. The data about wound oozing, need for transfusion, preoperative and postoperative hemoglobin level, length of stay in hospital, interval from the surgery to removal of...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
​BY JENNIFER TUONG; IVAN KHARCHENKO; JEAN LUC AGARD; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 65-year-old man who had HIV well-controlled with highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypertension, sciatica, and restless leg syndrome presented to the emergency department with left leg pain. He also had had chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer. The patient said the pain had started 45 minutes earlier when he was sitting on the toilet.He described the pain as sore in quality and 10/10 on the pain scale. He reported that it had started in his lower back and radiated to his left leg. He said he had had no trauma or weakness to the regio...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Abstract A 47-year-old male with a remote renal transplant due to pediatric glomerulonephritis on oral anticoagulation for symptomatic deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli presented with sudden hip and groin pain. The patient was found to have a spinal epidural hematoma, underwent reversal of anticoagulation, and subsequently developed worsening renal function. Imaging revealed occlusive iliocaval venous thrombosis with extension to the renal allograft. Given risk of epidural hematoma expansion, the patient was deemed high risk for thrombolysis. The AngioVac system was used for single session thrombus remov...
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology : The Turkish Society of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Diagn Interv Radiol Source Type: research
Abstract Interventional radiology employs image-guided techniques to perform minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Interventional radiology is often used to place central venous catheters and subcutaneous ports, with some evidence of benefit over surgical placement. Arterial embolization procedures are used to manage many types of hemorrhage and are highly effective for severe postpartum hemorrhage. Vascular interventions, such as endovascular treatment of varicosities, acute limb ischemia, and pulmonary embolism, are superior to surgical interventions. For chronic limb ischemia and deep venou...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Authors: Ikeda S, Koga S, Yamagata Y, Koide Y, Kawano H, Mukae H, Mamemura K Abstract A 45-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital with chest and back pain with a duration of two days. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a large calcified lesion in the inferior vena cava (IVC), thrombus with calcification in the pulmonary arteries of the left lower lobe, and an infiltrative shadow in the left lower lobe. He was diagnosed with pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) and pneumonia. Calcification in the IVC was not evident on any CT images obtained six and eight years earlier. This patient was identifi...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSFindings from this study suggest that RA patients experience a higher incidence of medical complications, specifically DVT/PE. Preoperative lower-extremity ultrasounds, inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement, and/or early initiation of DVT prophylaxis in RA patients may be indicated. Perioperative complications, morbidity, and long-term outcomes are otherwise similar to non-RA patients. PMID: 30835702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
A 60-something presented with hypotension, bradycardia, chest pain and back pain.She had a h/o aortic aneurysm, aortic insufficiency, peripheral vascular disease, and hypertension.  She had a mechanical aortic valve.  She was on anti-hypertensives including atenolol, and on coumadin, with an INR of 2.3. She was ill appearing.  BP was 70/49, pulse 60.A bedside echo showed good ejection fraction and normal right ventricle and no pericardial fluid. Here is the initial ECG:What do you think?This ECG actually looks like a left main occlusion (which rarely presents to the ED alive):  ST Elevation in...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
We report this case to discuss the recurrence of HL that progressed and transformed into GZL.A 75-year-old male with a significant history of HL in remission, presented with sudden onset of bilateral lower extremity weakness. The patient had associated back pain, 3 weeks of fatigue, decreased appetite, and decreased urine output for the last two days. He denied any nausea, vomiting, fever, chest pain, cough, and bowel or bladder incontinence.Vital signs were significant for blood pressure of 97/56 mmHg and fever of 102.5°F. Pertinent physical examination findings included diffuse cervical, axillary, and inguinal lympha...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 904. Outcomes Research-Malignant Conditions Source Type: research
(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News Local TV Varicose Veins Source Type: news
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