'Smartphone Slouching' More Serious Than It Sounds
The national survey, published Oct. 9, asked respondents their level of concern about eye strain, carpal tunnel and other potential health consequences of mobile device use. Only 47% said they were concerned about poor posture and how it affected their health.
AbstractBackgroundDiagnostic delay of hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTRv, v for variant) prevents timely treatment and, therefore, concurs to the mortality of the disease. The aim of the present study was to explore with nerve ultrasound (US) possible red flags for early diagnosis in ATTRv patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and/or polyneuropathy and in pre-symptomatic carriers.MethodsPatients and pre-symptomatic carriers with a TTR gene mutation were enrolled from seven Italian centers. Severity of CTS was assessed with neurophysiology and clinical evaluation. Median nerve cross-section area (CSA) was meas...
Condition: Carpal Tunnel Release Interventions: Procedure: TRONC; Procedure: WALANT; Procedure: Tourniquet Sponsor: CMC Ambroise Paré Not yet recruiting
Love seeing the discussions you geniuses have about cases. So here is one I did a few weeks back. 55y 152kg M scheduled for Maxillectomy, Parotidectomy, neck dissection, and radial arm free flap. PMH: sub orbital SCC, IDDM (A1c 9.9), NAFLD s/p OLT about 7 years ago, moderate cervical stenosis on MRI, OSA (not on CPAP), HTN on beta blocker, HLD. No documented CAD, COPD, or CVA history. No known airway involvement by tumor, but physical exam shows Mallampati 4 PSH:OLT, Carpal tunnel, MOHS... How would you approach this case?
Median Nerve Injury in Ultrasound-Guided Hydrodissection and Corticosteroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Jul 31;: Authors: Hsu YC, Yang FC, Hsu HH, Huang GS PMID: 32736397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions Transverse carpal ligament thickness affects disease progression and may affect treatment efficacy, depending on the treatment method. Transverse carpal ligament thickness may be a criterion for deciding between surgical and conservative treatments based on a thickness threshold of 1.5 mm.
Conclusion The palmaris tendon was more prevalent in a population of patients undergoing carpal tunnel release. These findings can be used to provide further insight into the pathophysiology of CTS. While Schaeffer's test was accurate in detecting the palmaris longus tendon, a negative test was frequently incorrect. Further imaging is recommended in patients with a negative Schaeffer's test when the palmaris longus is desired for surgical utilization. Level of Evidence This is a Level III, prognostic study. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:...
Condition: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Intervention: Diagnostic Test: SSCT thickness measurement Sponsor: KU Leuven Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSIONS: In the early CTS, with sensory fibers damage, use of dietary integrator, such as Micronil Dol®, composed composed of acetyl-L-carnitine, α-lipoic acid,quercetin, bromelain, pantothenic acid, C and B1 and B2 and B6 and B12 vitamins can be effective in quick recovery of median nerve sensory. PMID: 32723265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study compares two surgical procedures for carpal tunnel syndrome, the aforementioned double tunnels technique and a standa rd open decompression of the median nerve.
To test the null hypothesis that exposure to societal cost information does not affect choice of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).