Autonomic Nerve Block: Interruption of sympathetic pathways, by local injection of an anesthetic agent, at any of four levels: peripheral nerve block, sympathetic ganglion block, extradural block, and subarachnoid block.Nerve Block: Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.Autonomic Pathways: Nerves and plexuses of the autonomic nervous system. The central nervous system structures which regulate the autonomic nervous system are not included.Autonomic Nervous System: The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.Femoral Nerve: A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (usually L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to provide motor innervation to extensors of the thigh and sensory innervation to parts of the thigh, lower leg, and foot, and to the hip and knee joints.Hypogastric Plexus: A complex network of nerve fibers in the pelvic region. The hypogastric plexus distributes sympathetic fibers from the lumbar paravertebral ganglia and the aortic plexus, parasympathetic fibers from the pelvic nerve, and visceral afferents. The bilateral pelvic plexus is in its lateral extent.Parasympathetic Nervous System: The craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system. The cell bodies of the parasympathetic preganglionic fibers are in brain stem nuclei and in the sacral spinal cord. They synapse in cranial autonomic ganglia or in terminal ganglia near target organs. The parasympathetic nervous system generally acts to conserve resources and restore homeostasis, often with effects reciprocal to the sympathetic nervous system.Sciatic Nerve: A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.Anesthetics, Local: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.Mandibular Nerve: A branch of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The mandibular nerve carries motor fibers to the muscles of mastication and sensory fibers to the teeth and gingivae, the face in the region of the mandible, and parts of the dura.Autonomic Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of the parasympathetic or sympathetic divisions of the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; which has components located in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Autonomic dysfunction may be associated with HYPOTHALAMIC DISEASES; BRAIN STEM disorders; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. Manifestations include impairments of vegetative functions including the maintenance of BLOOD PRESSURE; HEART RATE; pupil function; SWEATING; REPRODUCTIVE AND URINARY PHYSIOLOGY; and DIGESTION.Autonomic Denervation: The removal or interruption of some part of the autonomic nervous system for therapeutic or research purposes.Peripheral Nerves: The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.Vagus Nerve: The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).Sympathetic Nervous System: The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.Adrenergic Fibers: Nerve fibers liberating catecholamines at a synapse after an impulse.Nerve Fibers: Slender processes of NEURONS, including the AXONS and their glial envelopes (MYELIN SHEATH). Nerve fibers conduct nerve impulses to and from the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Diabetic Neuropathies: Peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve disorders that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS. These conditions usually result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (VASA NERVORUM). Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy (see OCULOMOTOR NERVE DISEASES); MONONEUROPATHY; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful POLYNEUROPATHY; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1325)Bupivacaine: A widely used local anesthetic agent.Obturator Nerve: A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to the lower extremity. The obturator nerve provides motor innervation to the adductor muscles of the thigh and cutaneous sensory innervation of the inner thigh.Lidocaine: A local anesthetic and cardiac depressant used as an antiarrhythmia agent. Its actions are more intense and its effects more prolonged than those of PROCAINE but its duration of action is shorter than that of BUPIVACAINE or PRILOCAINE.Electric Stimulation: Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.Stellate Ganglion: A paravertebral sympathetic ganglion formed by the fusion of the inferior cervical and first thoracic ganglia.Valsalva Maneuver: Forced expiratory effort against a closed GLOTTIS.Mepivacaine: A local anesthetic that is chemically related to BUPIVACAINE but pharmacologically related to LIDOCAINE. It is indicated for infiltration, nerve block, and epidural anesthesia. Mepivacaine is effective topically only in large doses and therefore should not be used by this route. (From AMA Drug Evaluations, 1994, p168)Brachial Plexus: The large network of nerve fibers which distributes the innervation of the upper extremity. The brachial plexus extends from the neck into the axilla. In humans, the nerves of the plexus usually originate from the lower cervical and the first thoracic spinal cord segments (C5-C8 and T1), but variations are not uncommon.Pelvis: The space or compartment surrounded by the pelvic girdle (bony pelvis). It is subdivided into the greater pelvis and LESSER PELVIS. The pelvic girdle is formed by the PELVIC BONES and SACRUM.Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Ubiquitin Thiolesterase: A thioester hydrolase which acts on esters formed between thiols such as DITHIOTHREITOL or GLUTATHIONE and the C-terminal glycine residue of UBIQUITIN.Maxillary Nerve: The intermediate sensory division of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The maxillary nerve carries general afferents from the intermediate region of the face including the lower eyelid, nose and upper lip, the maxillary teeth, and parts of the dura.Anesthesia, Dental: A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.Lumbosacral Plexus: The lumbar and sacral plexuses taken together. The fibers of the lumbosacral plexus originate in the lumbar and upper sacral spinal cord (L1 to S3) and innervate the lower extremities.Optic Nerve: The 2nd cranial nerve which conveys visual information from the RETINA to the brain. The nerve carries the axons of the RETINAL GANGLION CELLS which sort at the OPTIC CHIASM and continue via the OPTIC TRACTS to the brain. The largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other targets include the SUPERIOR COLLICULI and the SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEI. Though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Amides: Organic compounds containing the -CO-NH2 radical. Amides are derived from acids by replacement of -OH by -NH2 or from ammonia by the replacement of H by an acyl group. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Zygapophyseal Joint: The joint that occurs between facets of the interior and superior articular processes of adjacent VERTEBRAE.Heart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.Intercostal Nerves: The ventral rami of the thoracic nerves from segments T1 through T11. The intercostal nerves supply motor and sensory innervation to the thorax and abdomen. The skin and muscles supplied by a given pair are called, respectively, a dermatome and a myotome.Inguinal Canal: The tunnel in the lower anterior ABDOMINAL WALL through which the SPERMATIC CORD, in the male; ROUND LIGAMENT, in the female; nerves; and vessels pass. Its internal end is at the deep inguinal ring and its external end is at the superficial inguinal ring.Anesthesia, Conduction: Injection of an anesthetic into the nerves to inhibit nerve transmission in a specific part of the body.Submandibular Gland: One of two salivary glands in the neck, located in the space bound by the two bellies of the digastric muscle and the angle of the mandible. It discharges through the submandibular duct. The secretory units are predominantly serous although a few mucous alveoli, some with serous demilunes, occur. (Stedman, 25th ed)Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Dental Pulp Test: Investigations conducted on the physical health of teeth involving use of a tool that transmits hot or cold electric currents on a tooth's surface that can determine problems with that tooth based on reactions to the currents.Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Injuries to the PERIPHERAL NERVES.Tibial Nerve: The medial terminal branch of the sciatic nerve. The tibial nerve fibers originate in lumbar and sacral spinal segments (L4 to S2). They supply motor and sensory innervation to parts of the calf and foot.Median Nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the median nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C6 to T1), travel via the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the forearm and hand.Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Heart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide: Calcitonin gene-related peptide. A 37-amino acid peptide derived from the calcitonin gene. It occurs as a result of alternative processing of mRNA from the calcitonin gene. The neuropeptide is widely distributed in neural tissue of the brain, gut, perivascular nerves, and other tissue. The peptide produces multiple biological effects and has both circulatory and neurotransmitter modes of action. In particular, it is a potent endogenous vasodilator.Nerve Regeneration: Renewal or physiological repair of damaged nerve tissue.Atropine: An alkaloid, originally from Atropa belladonna, but found in other plants, mainly SOLANACEAE. Hyoscyamine is the 3(S)-endo isomer of atropine.Ambulatory Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.Spinal Nerves: The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.Analgesia: Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.Prilocaine: A local anesthetic that is similar pharmacologically to LIDOCAINE. Currently, it is used most often for infiltration anesthesia in dentistry.Heart Atria: The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.Pulmonary Veins: The veins that return the oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.Nerve Endings: Branch-like terminations of NERVE FIBERS, sensory or motor NEURONS. Endings of sensory neurons are the beginnings of afferent pathway to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Endings of motor neurons are the terminals of axons at the muscle cells. Nerve endings which release neurotransmitters are called PRESYNAPTIC TERMINALS.Heart Conduction System: An impulse-conducting system composed of modified cardiac muscle, having the power of spontaneous rhythmicity and conduction more highly developed than the rest of the heart.Adjuvants, Anesthesia: Agents that are administered in association with anesthetics to increase effectiveness, improve delivery, or decrease required dosage.Sural Nerve: A branch of the tibial nerve which supplies sensory innervation to parts of the lower leg and foot.Trigeminal Nerve: The 5th and largest cranial nerve. The trigeminal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve. The larger sensory part forms the ophthalmic, mandibular, and maxillary nerves which carry afferents sensitive to external or internal stimuli from the skin, muscles, and joints of the face and mouth and from the teeth. Most of these fibers originate from cells of the TRIGEMINAL GANGLION and project to the TRIGEMINAL NUCLEUS of the brain stem. The smaller motor part arises from the brain stem trigeminal motor nucleus and innervates the muscles of mastication.Facial Nerve: The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and SALIVARY GLANDS, and convey afferent information for TASTE from the anterior two-thirds of the TONGUE and for TOUCH from the EXTERNAL EAR.Nerve Crush: Treatment of muscles and nerves under pressure as a result of crush injuries.Anesthesia, Local: A blocking of nerve conduction to a specific area by an injection of an anesthetic agent.Ulnar Nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the ulnar nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C7 to T1), travel via the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the hand and forearm.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Spinal Nerve Roots: Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.Femoral Neuropathy: Disease involving the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve may be injured by ISCHEMIA (e.g., in association with DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES), nerve compression, trauma, COLLAGEN DISEASES, and other disease processes. Clinical features include MUSCLE WEAKNESS or PARALYSIS of hip flexion and knee extension, ATROPHY of the QUADRICEPS MUSCLE, reduced or absent patellar reflex, and impaired sensation over the anterior and medial thigh.Heart Block: Impaired conduction of cardiac impulse that can occur anywhere along the conduction pathway, such as between the SINOATRIAL NODE and the right atrium (SA block) or between atria and ventricles (AV block). Heart blocks can be classified by the duration, frequency, or completeness of conduction block. Reversibility depends on the degree of structural or functional defects.Orthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Atrial Fibrillation: Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.Neural Conduction: The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.Norepinephrine: Precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and is a widespread central and autonomic neurotransmitter. Norepinephrine is the principal transmitter of most postganglionic sympathetic fibers and of the diffuse projection system in the brain arising from the locus ceruleus. It is also found in plants and is used pharmacologically as a sympathomimetic.Analgesia, Patient-Controlled: Relief of PAIN, without loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, through ANALGESIC AGENTS administered by the patients. It has been used successfully to control POSTOPERATIVE PAIN, during OBSTETRIC LABOR, after BURNS, and in TERMINAL CARE. The choice of agent, dose, and lockout interval greatly influence effectiveness. The potential for overdose can be minimized by combining small bolus doses with a mandatory interval between successive doses (lockout interval).Ultrasonography, Interventional: The use of ultrasound to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures such as needle ASPIRATION BIOPSY; DRAINAGE; etc. Its widest application is intravascular ultrasound imaging but it is useful also in urology and intra-abdominal conditions.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Infusion Pumps: Fluid propulsion systems driven mechanically, electrically, or osmotically that are used to inject (or infuse) over time agents into a patient or experimental animal; used routinely in hospitals to maintain a patent intravenous line, to administer antineoplastic agents and other drugs in thromboembolism, heart disease, diabetes mellitus (INSULIN INFUSION SYSTEMS is also available), and other disorders.Injections: Introduction of substances into the body using a needle and syringe.Nerve Growth Factor: NERVE GROWTH FACTOR is the first of a series of neurotrophic factors that were found to influence the growth and differentiation of sympathetic and sensory neurons. It is comprised of alpha, beta, and gamma subunits. The beta subunit is responsible for its growth stimulating activity.Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Nerve Growth Factors: Factors which enhance the growth potentialities of sensory and sympathetic nerve cells.Pain Management: A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.Phrenic Nerve: The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.Radial Nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans the fibers of the radial nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C5 to T1), travel via the posterior cord of the brachial plexus, and supply motor innervation to extensor muscles of the arm and cutaneous sensory fibers to extensor regions of the arm and hand.Anesthesia, Spinal: Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.Cranial Nerves: Twelve pairs of nerves that carry general afferent, visceral afferent, special afferent, somatic efferent, and autonomic efferent fibers.Electrocardiography: Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.Nerve Compression Syndromes: Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.Hernia, Inguinal: An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.Shoulder Pain: Unilateral or bilateral pain of the shoulder. It is often caused by physical activities such as work or sports participation, but may also be pathologic in origin.

Sympathovagal balance: how should we measure it? (1/148)

There are complex interactions between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system inputs to the sinus node. The concept of "sympathovagal balance" reflects the autonomic state resulting from the sympathetic and parasympathetic influences. Despite widespread usage of a variety of heart rate (HR) variability parameters as indexes of sympathovagal balance, no index has been validated as a measure of sympathovagal balance. This study evaluated the utility of HR, HR variability, and a new parameter termed the vagal-sympathetic effect (VSE) as indexes of sympathovagal balance. The ideal parameter had to satisfy the following criteria: 1) the index should vary similarly among subjects in response to different autonomic conditions; 2) the variability in the index among subjects exposed to the same autonomic conditions should be small; and 3) the response of the index to various autonomic conditions should reflect the underlying changes in physiological state and have a meaningful interpretation. Volunteers [8 men, 6 women; mean age 28.5 +/- 4.8 (SD) yr] were evaluated for the effects of sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation and blockade on HR and HR variability. VSE was defined as the ratio of the R-R interval to the intrinsic R-R interval. VSE and R-R interval consistently changed in the expected directions with parasympathetic and sympathetic stimulation and blockade. A general linearized model was used to evaluate the response of each parameter. VSE and R-R interval had r2 values of 0.847 and 0.852, respectively. Natural logarithm of the low-frequency power had an r2 value of 0.781 with lower r2 values for all the other HR variability parameters. The coefficient of variation was also lowest for each condition tested for the VSE and the R-R interval. VSE and R-R interval best satisfy the criteria for the ideal index of sympathovagal balance. Because it is impractical under most conditions to measure the VSE as the index of sympathovagal balance, the most suitable index is the R-R interval.  (+info)

Lumbar sympathetic blocks speed early and second stage induced labor in nulliparous women. (2/148)

BACKGROUND: Rapid cervical dilation reportedly accompanies lumbar sympathetic blockade, whereas epidural analgesia is associated with slow labor. The authors compared the effects of initial lumbar sympathetic block with those of epidural analgesia on labor speed and delivery mode in this pilot study. METHODS: At a hospital not practicing active labor management, full-term nulliparous patients whose labors were induced randomly received initial lumbar sympathetic block or epidural analgesia. The latter patients received 10 ml bupivacaine, 0.125%; 50 microg fentanyl; and 100 microg epinephrine epidurally and sham lumbar sympathetic blocks. Patients to have lumbar sympathetic blocks received 10 ml bupivacaine, 0.5%; 25 microg fentanyl; and 50 microg epinephrine bilaterally and epidural catheters. Subsequently, all patients received epidural analgesia. RESULTS: Cervical dilation occurred more quickly (57 vs. 120 min/cm cervical dilation; P = 0.05) during the first 2 h of analgesia in patients having lumbar sympathetic blocks (n = 17) than in patients having epidurals (n = 19). The second stage of labor was briefer in patients having lumbar sympathetic blocks than in those having epidurals (105 vs. 270 min; P < 0.05). Nine patients having lumbar sympathetic block and seven having epidurals delivered spontaneously, whereas seven patients having lumbar sympathetic block and seven having epidurals had instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries. Cesarean delivery for fetal bradycardia occurred in one patient having lumbar sympathetic block. Cesarean delivery for dystocia occurred in five patients having epidurals compared with no patient having lumbar sympathetic block (P = not significant). Visual analog pain scores differed only at 60 min after block. CONCLUSIONS: Nulliparous parturients having induced labor and receiving initial lumbar sympathetic blocks had faster cervical dilation during the first 2 h of analgesia, shorter second-stage labors, and a trend toward a lower dystocia cesarean delivery rate than did patients having epidural analgesia. The effects of lumbar sympathetic block on labor need to be determined in other patient groups. These results may help define the tocodynamic effects of regional labor analgesia.  (+info)

Autonomic control of skeletal muscle blood flow at the onset of exercise. (3/148)

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the autonomic nervous system is involved in skeletal muscle vasodilation at the onset of exercise. Mongrel dogs (n = 7) were instrumented with flow probes on both external iliac arteries. Before treadmill exercise at 3 miles/h, 0% grade, hexamethonium (10 mg/kg) and atropine (0.2 mg/kg) or saline was infused intravenously. Ganglionic blockade increased resting heart rate from 87 +/- 5 to 145 +/- 8 beats/min (P < 0.01) and reduced mean arterial pressure from 100 +/- 4 to 88 +/- 5 mmHg (P < 0.01). During steady-state exercise, heart rate was unaffected by ganglionic blockade (from 145 +/- 8 to 152 +/- 5 beats/min), whereas mean arterial pressure was reduced (from 115 +/- 4 to 72 +/- 4 mmHg; P < 0.01). Immediate and rapid increases in iliac blood flow and conductance occurred with initiation of exercise with or without ganglionic blockade. Statistical analyses of hindlimb conductance at 5-s intervals over the first 30 s of exercise revealed a statistically significant difference between the control and ganglionic blockade conditions at 20, 25, and 30 s (P < 0.01) but not at 5, 10, and 15 s of exercise. Hindlimb conductance at 1 min of exercise was 9.21 +/- 0.68 and 11.82 +/- 1.32 ml. min(-1). mmHg(-1) for the control and ganglionic blockade conditions, respectively. Because ganglionic blockade did not affect the initial rise in iliac conductance, we concluded that the autonomic nervous system is not essential for the rapid vasodilation in active skeletal muscle at the onset of exercise in dogs. Autonomic control of skeletal muscle blood flow during exercise is manifested through vasoconstriction and not vasodilation.  (+info)

Effects of unilateral stellate ganglion block on the spectral characteristics of heart rate variability. (4/148)

The effect of unilateral stellate ganglion block on cardiovascular regulation remains controversial, so the present study used power spectral analysis of heart rate variability to investigate its effect on the autonomic neural control of the heart. In 20 young healthy volunteers (mean age: 25 years), heart rate variability was determined before and after unilateral stellate ganglion block (right side 11, left side 9) using 8 ml of 1% mepivacaine during supine rest. Using autoregressive spectrum analysis, power spectra were quantified by measuring the area in 3 frequency bands: high-frequency power (lnHF, parasympathetic influence) from 0.15 to 0.40 Hz, low-frequency power (lnLF, predominantly sympathetic influence) from 0.04 to 0.15 Hz, and total-frequency power (lnTF) less than 0.40 Hz. Right stellate ganglion block decreased not only the lnLF component from 6.55+/-0.84 to 5.77+/-0.47 but also the lnHF component from 4.40+/-0.95 to 3.42+/-1.12 (p<0.05). In contrast, left stellate ganglion block changed neither the lnLF nor the lnHF component. The lnTF component was also decreased significantly by right stellate ganglion block from 7.80+/-0.95 to 7.01+/-0.36 (p<0.05), but was unchanged following left stellate ganglion block. Neither right nor left stellate ganglion block induced any significant change in both the RR and corrected QT intervals. However, changes in the RR interval induced by right stellate ganglion block showed significant positive correlation with changes in lnHF (p<0.005) and lnTF (p<0.05). These results suggest that (1) autonomic innervation to the sinus node is mainly through the right-sided stellate ganglion, (2) pharmacological right-sided stellate ganglion block may attenuate not only sympathetic but also parasympathetic activity and (3) following right stellate ganglion block the decrease in both the sympathetic and parasympathetic influence on the sinus node may inconsistently counterbalance and change the RR interval.  (+info)

Hepatic and central nervous system cytochrome P450 are down-regulated during lipopolysaccharide-evoked localized inflammation in brain. (5/148)

The effect of central nervous system inflammation on the levels and activity of hepatic and brain cytochrome P450 were examined in the rat. Brain ethoxyresorufin dealkylkase (EROD) was depressed during localized inflammatory responses evoked by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injected into the lateral ventricle. This loss was accompanied by a concomitant loss of EROD activity and cytochrome P450 in liver. Similar losses in hepatic enzyme were observed for benzyloxy-resorufin and pentoxy-resorufin dealkylase (CYP2B) and chlorzoxazone hydroxylation (CYP2E). Protein levels of CYP2D and CYP2E1 but not CYP1A also were depressed. Similar i.p. doses of LPS had no effect on hepatic cytochrome P450, indicating that the hepatic effect was not caused by LPS leakage from the central nervous system. Also in support of this contention is that heat shock protein 27 was expressed throughout the brain by LPS given i.c. v. but was undetectable in the liver. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha given i.c.v. depressed EROD activity in the brain but this was not accompanied by a concomitant loss in the liver. Hepatic EROD did respond to the i.p. injection of tumor necrosis factor-alpha. The LPS-evoked loss in hepatic cytochrome P450 could not be prevented by blocking beta-receptor-mediated sympathetic nerve activity. This study demonstrates that localized inflammatory responses in the brain cause a concomitant down-regulation of cytochrome P450 and drug-metabolizing activity in the liver and the brain. The effect on brain cytochrome P450 may be regulated via cytokine-mediated pathways but signaling to the liver does not involve a cytokine-mediated pathway nor a beta-receptor-mediated sympathetic nerve pathway.  (+info)

Treating electrical storm : sympathetic blockade versus advanced cardiac life support-guided therapy. (6/148)

BACKGROUND: Electrical storm (ES), defined as recurrent multiple ventricular fibrillation (VF) episodes, often occurs in patients with recent myocardial infarction. Because treating ES according to the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines yields a poor outcome, we evaluated the efficacy of sympathetic blockade in treating ES patients and compared their outcome with that of patients treated according to the ACLS guidelines. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-nine patients (36 men, 13 women, mean age 57+/-10 years) who had ES associated with a recent myocardial infarction were separated into 2 groups. Patients in group 1 (n=27) received sympathetic blockade treatment: 6 left stellate ganglionic blockade, 7 esmolol, and 14 propranolol. Patients in group 2 (n=22) received antiarrhythmic medication as recommended by the ACLS guidelines. Patient characteristics were similar in the 2 groups. The 1-week mortality rate was higher in group 2: 18 (82%) of the 22 patients died, all of refractory VF; 6 (22%) of the 27 group 1 patients died, 3 of refractory VF (P<0.0001). Patients who survived the initial ES event did well over the 1-year follow-up period: Overall survival in group 1 was 67%, compared with 5% in group 2 (P<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: Sympathetic blockade is superior to the antiarrhythmic therapy recommended by the ACLS guidelines in treating ES patients. Our study emphasizes the role of increased sympathetic activity in the genesis of ES. Sympathetic blockade-not class 1 antiarrhythmic drugs-should be the treatment of choice for ES.  (+info)

Periischemic cerebral blood flow (CBF) does not explain beneficial effects of isoflurane on outcome from near-complete forebrain ischemia in rats. (7/148)

BACKGROUND: Isoflurane improves outcome from near-complete forebrain ischemia in rats compared with fentanyl-nitrous oxide (N2O). Sympathetic ganglionic blockade with trimethaphan abolishes this beneficial effect. To evaluate whether anesthesia-related differences in cerebral blood flow (CBF) may explain these findings, this study compared regional CBF before, during, and after near-complete forebrain ischemia in rats anesthetized with either isoflurane (with and without trimethaphan) or fentanyl-nitrous oxide. METHODS: Fasted, normothermic isoflurane anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were prepared for near-complete forebrain ischemia (10 min of bilateral carotid occlusion and mean arterial pressure = 30 mmHg). After surgery, rats were anesthetized with either 1.4% isoflurane (with or without 2.5 mg of trimethaphan intravenously at onset of ischemia) or fentanyl-nitrous oxide (25 microgram. kg-1. h-1. 70% N2O-1). Regional CBF was determined (14C-iodoantipyrine autoradiography) before ischemia, 8 min after onset of ischemia, and 30 min after onset of reperfusion. RESULTS: Regional CBF did not differ significantly among groups at any measurement interval. Ischemia caused a marked flow reduction to 5% or less of baseline (P < 0.001) in selectively vulnerable regions, such as the cortex, caudoputamen and hippocampus, whereas flow in the brain stem and cerebellum was preserved. Reperfusion at 30 min was associated with partial restoration of flow to 35-50% of baseline values in ischemic structures. CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that improved histologic-behavioral outcome provided by isoflurane anesthesia cannot be explained by differential vasodilative effects of the anesthetic states before, during, or after severe forebrain ischemia. This study also shows severe postischemic delayed hypoperfusion that was not affected by choice of anesthetic or the presence of trimethaphan. Mechanisms other than effects on periischemic CBF must be responsible for beneficial effects of isoflurane in this model.  (+info)

Capsaicin increases modulation of sympathetic nerve activity in rats: measurement using power spectral analysis of heart rate fluctuations. (8/148)

We assessed the sympatho-vagal activities of the heart after administration of capsaicin by measuring the power spectral analysis in rats. There were major two frequency components of heart rate variability, which we defined as high (1.0 Hz <, HF) and low (LF, < 1.0 Hz) frequency components. Vagal blockade by atropine abolished the high frequency component, and lowered the amplitude of the low frequency component. On the other hand, under conditions of sympathetic blockade by propranolol, the low frequency component was reduced. Combined vagal and sympathetic blockade abolished all heart rate fluctuations. We analyzed the low and high frequency components by integrating the spectrum for the respective band width. The rats administered capsaicin had a higher heart rate and sympathetic nervous system index (LF/HF) than the control group of rats. These results suggest that power spectral analysis is an effective and noninvasive method for detecting subtle changes in autonomic activity in response to the intake of foods or drugs.  (+info)

Lumbar sympathetic ganglion block is used for several neuropathic pain syndromes. The best method of lumbar sympathetic ganglion block is not established. The investigators would compare two methods of lumbar sympathetic ganglion block. One is modified Reid method whichs entry point is 7~7.5cm from midline of spinous process of lumbar spine. The other is angular method whichs entry angle is 30 degree from anterior-posterior view of C-arm. Comparison modified Reid method with angular method would be helpful for finding best method of lumbar sympathetic ganglion block ...
Lumbar sympathetic ganglion block is used for several neuropathic pain syndromes. The best method of lumbar sympathetic ganglion block is not established. The investigators would compare two methods of lumbar sympathetic ganglion block. One is modified Reid method whichs entry point is 7~7.5cm from midline of spinous process of lumbar spine. The other is angular method whichs entry angle is 30 degree from anterior-posterior view of C-arm. Comparison modified Reid method with angular method would be helpful for finding best method of lumbar sympathetic ganglion block ...
It was thought that since amplified pain runs through the autonomic, or sympathetic nerves, that blocking or numbing these nerves would be beneficial. Typically, the reason given is to reduce pain to allow for more intense physical therapy. People have attempted this with guanethidine, reserpine, lumbar, axillary or stellate ganglion blocks. It was recognized early on that these do not have lasting effects and in 273 patients treated with sympathetic blockade only 7% had good or lasting results. A Cochrane systematic review was unable to determine if sympathetic blocks were effective and found little evidence to support them as standard of care in the treatment of CRPS. Sympathetic blocks for fibromyalgia have been done unsuccessfully. Sympathetic blocks have not been studied in children and have significant risks. One of my patients had her liver lacerated when they did a lumbar block and it had to be surgically repaired. Many prominent pediatric anesthesiologists no longer recommend ...
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Lumbar sympathetic blocks are a highly effective treatment for back pain offered at Colorado Clinic. We have locations across the state, including Loveland and Boulder.
A sympathetic nerve block is an exciting procedure used to treat a variety of painful syndromes traditionally non-responsive to other treatment modalities
Dr. Bagherzadi has Anesthesiology Specialty and Pain Fellowship from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He also has passed a complementary course on Interventional Pain from Istanbul University.. Dr. Bagherzadi has the honors of being among the top 10% of graduates in Residency Examination and passing the step 1 and 2 of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).. ...
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The stellate ganglion is located on either side of your voice box. It is part of the nervous system. A healthcare provider can inject medication into the nerves to diagnose and treat a variety of issues. A stellate ganglion block can be used in individuals who suffer from phantom limb pain, pain from shingles that affects the upper body, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and causalgia ...
The first step of the stellate ganglion block treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the treatment area is numbed, a needle will be carefully inserted into the stellate ganglion nerves, which will be accessed from the front of either side of the neck. After the needle is in place, the injection will be performed. This treatment is typically completed in less than an hour. After treatment, you may notice some minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, but these effects usually fade within a few days ...
... s are used to help diagnosis and treat pain caused by the sympathetic nerves. Its used to treat pain from shingles and regional pain that affect the head, neck, face, or arms. A series of these injections may be required to help treat the pain.. A fluoroscope is used while a patient lays on their back. An IV is given to help relax the patient. A local anesthetic is administered to numb the area.. A needle is inserted into the area and filled with a contrast dye. The doctor will use the fluoroscope to see affected areas and to determine the needle is placed correctly.. A mix of anesthetic, normal saline, and anti-inflammatory medications are injected near the nerves to stop pain signals.. Nasal congestion and bloodshot droopy eyes are common side effects of this procedure. A tingling sensation may be felt in the arms. Side effects are usually gone after a couple of hours. If pain is relieved by the first injection more injections will be prescribed. Pain relief should ...
You can learn more about stellate ganglion blocks and other pain management treatments in Colorado at one of our Colorado Clinic locations throughout the state.
Stellate ganglion block treats a variety of chronic pain conditions. The treatment blocks sympathetic nerves in the neck and arms. Call ConquestMD for an appointment.
There is renewed interest in the stellate ganglion block and its role in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and ulcerative colitis. Putati...
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The vertebral artery usually runs ventrally to the seventh cervical transverse process and enters the foramen transversarium of the sixth cervical vertebra. However, it enters the foramen transversarium of the fifth cervical vertebra or higher in some people. In addition, tortuous vertebral arteries are more frequent on the left.46 These anatomical characteristics of the vertebral artery lead to speculate that SGB using the anterior paratracheal approach is more likely to puncture the vertebral artery, especially on the left.47 However, our analyses revealed that patients who developed RPH after SGB showed no laterality or any apparent difference between SGBs aiming at C6 and those aiming at C7. Many patients developed RPH after SGB despite having a negative aspiration test for blood before SGB. In addition, surgical and autopsy findings in the patients with RPH after SGB showed that there was no injury to the vertebral artery, but rather bleeding from arterioles.6,22 These findings, in ...
A stellate ganglion nerve block is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your neck. This helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to the nerves. Treatment may require a series of injections.
The procedure:. (please refer to our Pre-procedure Instructions for specifics). Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment on procedure day. Our nurses will start an IV if you are requesting sedation and take a pre-operative nurse assessment. All patients are taken to the procedure room on a hospital bed. Once in the procedure room you will be given sedation to help make you comfortable. A cold cleaning solution will be placed on your skin to help decrease chances of infection. The procedure site is then identified by your doctor under x-ray guidance. Typically this is done in your neck on the painfully affected side. Once the site is identified a shot of numbing medicine (typically bupivicaine) will be given to numb up the skin. This may feel like a bee sting, but will only last a few seconds. The spinal needle is then placed into the position using x-ray guidance. Dye is injected to confirm proper placement of the needle and spread of medication around the stellate ganglion. Medication ...
The stellate ganglion is a collection of nerves (sympathetic) found in the sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae. Learn about related conditions treated at Cedars-Sinai.
A new study in America has found that symptoms of PTSD can be relieved by an injection of a local anaesthetic, usually used for epidural procedures, which can re-set the levels of adrenaline released into the brain, combating some of the Hyper-vigilance which is responsible for sleep problems, concentration, anger, flashbacks and nightmares. The procedure called a Stellate Ganglion Block (SGBs), was pioneered by Dr Eugene Lipov and others, see the abstract for the report below. This is a very promising and exciting line of inquiry and you can find out more by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. This is an abstract of the report:. Objective: Report the successful use of stellate ganglion blocks (SGBs) in 166 active duty service members with multiple combat deployments experiencing anxiety symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).. Background: Successful treatment of PTSD symptoms with SGB has been reported previously. This is the largest published case series ...
The researchers found that patients in the control group didnt get much pain relief from their treatment. However, those with a stellate block reported statistically significantly less pain than the control group.
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Copyright © - iHealthSpot, Inc. - www.iHealthSpot.com This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.. The iHealthSpot patient education library was written collaboratively by the iHealthSpot editorial team which includes Senior Medical Authors Dr. Mary Car-Blanchard, OTD/OTR/L and Valerie K. Clark, and the following editorial advisors: Steve Meadows, MD, Ernie F. Soto, DDS, Ronald J. Glatzer, MD, Jonathan Rosenberg, MD, Christopher M. Nolte, MD, David Applebaum, MD, Jonathan M. Tarrash, MD, and Paula Soto, RN/BSN. This content complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information. The library commenced development on September 1, 2005 with the latest update/addition on April 13th, 2016. For information on iHealthSpots other services including ...
Copyright © - iHealthSpot, Inc. - www.iHealthSpot.com This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.. The iHealthSpot patient education library was written collaboratively by the iHealthSpot editorial team which includes Senior Medical Authors Dr. Mary Car-Blanchard, OTD/OTR/L and Valerie K. Clark, and the following editorial advisors: Steve Meadows, MD, Ernie F. Soto, DDS, Ronald J. Glatzer, MD, Jonathan Rosenberg, MD, Christopher M. Nolte, MD, David Applebaum, MD, Jonathan M. Tarrash, MD, and Paula Soto, RN/BSN. This content complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information. The library commenced development on September 1, 2005 with the latest update/addition on April 13th, 2016. For information on iHealthSpots other services including ...
Post written by Yoshihide Kanno, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai City Medical Center, Miyagi, Japan. The focus of our study was to evaluate the value of routine performance of EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN) at an early cancer-pain stage. EUS-CPN has been reported to be effective for patients with upper abdominal pain due…
Celiac plexus block procedure is performed to diagnose and reduce abdominal pain caused by pancreatitis, chronic abdominal pain, and pancreatic cancer.
A celiac plexus block is a commonly performed treatment for individuals suffering from abdominal and/or flank pain secondary to cancer or pancreatitis.
Stellate Ganglion Block: The sympathetic nervous system is a network of nerves throughout your body. The nerves branch from your spine. They control some body functions, such as closing of blood vessels. A problem with these nerves can affect blood flow and cause pain. Symptoms are often felt in the hands or feet. They may hurt, burn, feel cold, or be tender to the touch. This block is performed under X-ray guidance to determine if there is damage to the sympathetic nerve chain and if it is the source of the patients arm pain. This block may be used to diagnose the cause of pain and may also provide pain relief. A local anesthetic injection is given near the base of the neck on the affected side. [Learn More + Video]. Suprascapular Nerve Block: A suprascapular nerve block with local anesthetic and steroid may be a useful for the treatment of shoulder pain.. Sympathetic Blocks, Lumbar: The sympathetic nervous system is a network of nerves throughout your body. The nerves branch from your spine. A ...
Bethany began struggling with PTSD after surviving a horrific car crash that she talked about on The Doctors last year. The Doctors sent her to Dr. Eugene Lipov to try out the new stellate ganglion block injection to help her symptoms. See how...
Erythromelalgia (EM) is an uncommon condition characterized by erythema, increased skin temperature, and burning pain, most frequently occurring in the lower extremities. The pain is generally very severe and treatment can be extremely challenging, especially in the pediatric and adolescent population. We report a series of three cases of primary EM in pediatric patients involving the lower extremities, refractory to medical treatment that responded favorably to computed-tomography-guided lumbar sympathetic blockade. There was a significant improvement in pain scores, quality of life, and overall function as well as decreased analgesic requirements. Lumbar sympathetic blockade should be considered as a therapeutic modality in pediatric and adolescent patients with EM who are refractory to other treatments.
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After gauging student feedback, Student Government Board has extinguished a resolution to support a tobacco-free campus.. At its weekly public meeting Wednesday night, SGB member Jack Heidecker made a motion to remove his tobacco-ban bill, a resolution that said SGB would support University efforts to make Pitt a tobacco-free campus. A committee consisting of students, faculty and staff, which Heidecker serves on, could still draw up a policy to make campus tobacco-free, but it wont have SGBs official backing.. After introducing the legislation last week, SGB posted a survey online asking for student feedback on the bill. About 750 students voted on the policy, which 50.02 percent favored and about 47 percent opposed.. Three percent voted that they were "unsure" whether they supported a tobacco-free policy.. "It was basically split at that point," Heidecker said. "The Board as a whole didnt feel comfortable voting on the resolution.". Heidecker, who authored the resolution and has made the ...
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The celiac plexus is also called the solar plexus. It is a complex network of nerves located in the abdomen, where the celiac artery, superior mesenteric artery, and renal arteries branch from the abdominal aorta. This network of nerves is formed by the splanchnic nerves and the right vagus nerve and comprises the portion of the autonomic nervous system that "operates" the abdominal organs.
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Pain, swelling, excessive sweating and other issues in the face and head can be treated with stellate ganglion injections. Administered at Franciscan
Ganglion impar block is a procedure used to reduce pain and discomfort of chronic pelvic or rectal pain by blocking nerve impulses, aiding in diagnosis.
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We used photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) to assist diagnoses and monitor the progress and treatment outcome of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS-1). Blood vasculature and oxygen saturation (sO2) were imaged by PAM in eight adult patients with CRPS-1. Patients hands and cuticles were imaged both before and after stellate ganglion block (SGB) for comparison. For all patients, both the vascular structure and sO2 could be assessed by PAM. In addition, more vessels and stronger signals were observed after SGB ...
1. Atlanto-occipital Block Technique -- 2. Atlantoaxial Block Technique -- 3. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block : Transnasal Approach -- 4. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Greater Palatine Foramen Approach -- 5. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Lateral Approach -- 6. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 7. Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block -- 8. Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 9. Gasserian Ganglion Block -- 10. Gasserian Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 11. Gasserian Ganglion Block: Balloon Compression Technique -- 12. Trigeminal Nerve Block: Coronoid Approach -- 13. Selective Maxillary Nerve Block : Coronoid Approach -- 14. Selective Mandibular Nerve Block : Coronoid Approach -- 15. Supraorbital Nerve Block -- 16. Supratrochlear Nerve Block -- 17. Infraorbital Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach -- 18. Infraorbital Nerve Block: Intraoral Approach -- 19. Mental Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach -- 20. Mental Nerve Block: Intraoral ...
1. Atlanto-occipital Block Technique -- 2. Atlantoaxial Block Technique -- 3. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block : Transnasal Approach -- 4. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Greater Palatine Foramen Approach -- 5. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Lateral Approach -- 6. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 7. Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block -- 8. Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 9. Gasserian Ganglion Block -- 10. Gasserian Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 11. Gasserian Ganglion Block: Balloon Compression Technique -- 12. Trigeminal Nerve Block: Coronoid Approach -- 13. Selective Maxillary Nerve Block : Coronoid Approach -- 14. Selective Mandibular Nerve Block : Coronoid Approach -- 15. Supraorbital Nerve Block -- 16. Supratrochlear Nerve Block -- 17. Infraorbital Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach -- 18. Infraorbital Nerve Block: Intraoral Approach -- 19. Mental Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach -- 20. Mental Nerve Block: Intraoral ...
About 15 years ago, people began to do the blocks using fluoroscopic guidance to perform stellate ganglion blocks, which made the block safer, but not more reliable. The problem is that the ganglion cannot be seen on X-Ray and is not really next to any boney structures. Therefore, although in advertent placement of the needle […]. Read more ». ...
New life-saving treatments for Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (rsds) | complex regional pain syndrome- type 1 (crps-i) in clinical trial on CREATE-1 Study: CRPS Treatment Evaluation 1 Study. A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of AXS-02 (Oral Zolendronate) Administered Orally to Subjects With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CRPS-I)
Control of oncologic abdominal pain with endosonography-guided celiac plexus neurolisis. Late sequelae after breast irradiation. An efficacy of palliative radiation therapy combined with epidural or intrathecal analgesia for the treatment of intractable cancer pain due to bone metastasis. Usefulness of the axial tomographic in the neurolytic celiac plexus block. External radiotherapy for cancer pain control: the old method not to forget. Breast pain: character, relation to diet and the presence of breast cancer. Pain in patients with cancer attending a lymphoedema clinic. Pain and symptoms in children with cancer aged 7-12: validation of a symptom assessment questionnaire. Chronic pain associated with ovarian anti-cancer therapies. The impact of a comprehensive evaluation in patients with cancer and pain. Gender differences in the pain experience of cancer patients with bone metastasis. Differences between russian and american patients suffering cancer related pain. Pain therapy and quality of life in
This procedure is performed to diagnose and reduce abdominal pain caused by conditions such as cancer or pancreatitis. An injection is used to block the nerves serving the abdomen. An intravenous (IV) line may be used to administer medication to relax the patient.. ...
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The experiments were performed on 9 cat and 18 rat isolated stellate ganglia. Rats and cats were anesthetized with alpha glucochloralose or urethane, respectively. The ganglia, isolated with their branches, were transferred to a recording chamber and constantly superfused with artificial extracellular fluid bubbled with 95% O2 and 5% CO2. Branches of the ganglion were one by one placed in suction electrodes and stimulated. Antidromic evoked potentials were systematically recorded from numerous points on the ganglion surface. The area under the curve of the negative wave of each recorded potential was considered proportional to the number of neurons located in the vicinity of the recording electrode, projecting to the stimulated nerve. We have found that: (1) cardiac sympathetic neurons are located in the lower, caudal half of the ganglia; (2) vertebral sympathetic neurons occupy the cranial, upper half of the ganglia; (3) neurons with axons in the ansae are positioned near the point of exit of ...
From the organizational perspective, the most important issue for SIGGROUP is a re-establishment of the SIGGROUP board and catching up on the SIGGROUP Bulletin. In the spring SGB meeting, SGB Board named officers to fill vacant positions, Wolfgang Prinz to Chair, Mark Pendergast to Vice Chair, and Erling Havn to Treasurer. Elections cannot be held until back issues of the Bulletin are caught up. Three issues of the bulletin have been submitted for publication this year, and key members have been solicited to act as editors of special editions of the bulletin. To date, three proposals for special issue have been accepted. It is hoped that this will help catch up back issues and encourage submissions for future issues.. From the technological viewpoint, the emergence of new technologies like peer-to-peer computing, web services and semantic web will gain a significant influence on the development of future CSCW/groupware systems. Furthermore the combination of collaboration platforms with mobile, ...
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Other experts cautioned that more research is needed - with a sample size of two, Id hope so. Although the ABCnews.com report states the study was placebo controlled, the abstract of the journal article says both subjects got SGB and reported relief. (maybe theres a different study ABC news if referring to, but Im not seeing it.) ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - A randomized prospective trial of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided celiac plexus block (CB) for the control of pain due to chronic pancreatitis (CP). AU - Gress, F.. AU - Ikenberry, S.. AU - Gottlieb, K.. AU - Oliver, S.. AU - Winberg, J.. AU - Sherman, S.. AU - Wonn, J.. AU - Lehman, G.. PY - 1996/1/1. Y1 - 1996/1/1. N2 - INTRODUCTION: EUS guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) has allowed for development of new interventions for managing GI disease. EUS guided CB has been reported with some success in pts with pain due to malignancy This randomized prospective trial was designed to assess the role of EUS guided CB for the treatment of pain due to CP. METHODS: All pts with intractable abdominal pain due to CP were eligible for this study. Pts enrolled were randomly assigned to either EUS guided CB or CT guided CB. Pain scores using a visual analog scale (0-10) were determined pre and post CB for both techniques and follow up was performed by a nurse at 2, 7, 14, 28, and 42 days ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Risk Factors for Post-treatment Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). T2 - An Analysis of 647 Cases of CRPS from the Danish Patient Compensation Association. AU - Petersen, Pelle B. AU - Mikkelsen, Kim Lyngby. AU - Lauritzen, Jes B. AU - Krogsgaard, Michael R. N1 - © 2017 World Institute of Pain.. PY - 2018. Y1 - 2018. N2 - OBJECTIVES: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging condition that includes a broad spectrum of sensory, autonomic, and motor features predominantly in extremities recovering from a trauma. Few large-scale studies have addressed occurrence of and factors associated with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) following orthopedic treatment. The present study aimed to identify factors associated with post-treatment development of CRPS.METHODS: Using the Danish Patient Compensation Associations database, we identified 647 patients claiming post-treatment CRPS between 1992 and 2015. Age, gender, initial diagnosis, treatment, and amount of compensation ...
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that is thought to be the
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If complex regional pain syndrome makes it difficult for you to do things you enjoy, ask your doctor about ways to get around the obstacles.. Keep in mind that your physical health can directly affect your mental health. Denial, anger and frustration are common with chronic illnesses.. At times, you may need more tools to deal with your emotions. A therapist, behavioral psychologist or other professional may be able to help you put things in perspective. They also may be able to teach you coping skills, such as relaxation or meditation techniques.. Sometimes joining a support group, where you can share experiences and feelings with other people, is a good approach. Ask your doctor what support groups are available in your community.. The following measures may help you reduce the risk of developing complex regional pain syndrome:. ...
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, formerly known as RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and more specifically, the Sympathetic Nervous System. The pain is characterized as constant, extremely intense, and out of proportion to the original injury. The pain is typically accompanied by swelling, skin changes, extreme sensitivity, and can often be debilitating. It usually affects one or more of the four limbs but can occur in any part of the body and in over 70% of the victims it spreads to additional areas. CRPS is ranked as the most painful form of chronic pain that exists today by the McGill Pain Index.
In my opinion its a shitty diagnosis, a burning ring of fire. Complex regional pain syndrome, formally known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy is the name given to a collection of symptoms the worst of which is continuing pain out of the ordinary for the event that caused it. Abnormal changes in temperature, colour, sweating, hair and nail growth, in addition to ongoing pain set crps apart from other pain syndromes. The initiating event may be as simple as hitting your elbow. Light touch is unpleasant or painful, touch that might normally be painful is excessively so. Early diagnosis and treatment usually results in a better outcome. In many sufferers pain persists for years. ...
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a limb-confined posttraumatic pain syndrome with sympathetic features. The cause is unknown, but the results of a randomized crossover trial on low-dose intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) treatment point to a possible autoimmune mechanism. We tested purified serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) from patients with longstanding CRPS for evidence of antibodies interacting with autonomic receptors on adult primary cardiomyocytes, comparing with control IgG from healthy and diseased controls, and related the results to the clinical response to treatment with low-dose IVIG. We simultaneously recorded both single-cell contractions and intracellular calcium handling in an electrical field. Ten of 18 CRPS preparations and only 1/57 control preparations (P|0.0001) increased the sensitivity of the myocytes to the electric field, and this effect was abrogated by preincubation with α-1a receptor blockers. By contrast, effects on baseline calcium were blocked by preincubation with
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a complicated condition that is not yet fully understood. CRPS is chronic pain that usually continues after a seemingly minor injury but the pain is not in proportion with the original injury. CRPS often affects the arms or legs and you may feel like the arm or leg is persistently in pain for no reason at all. The pain may be localized to one of the limbs or seem to "jump" from limb to limb. The research into CRPS has shown that the cause of CRPS related pain is a neurological condition in which the brain continues to transmit pain signals to an area even after the injury has healed.. CRPS can have many symptoms and these symptoms may be intermittent, but the symptoms can include:. ...
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition. The key symptom of CRPS is continuous, intense pain out of proportion to the severity of the injury, which gets worse rather than better over time. CRPS most often affects one of the arms, legs, hands, or feet. Often the pain spreads to include the entire arm or leg. Typical features include dramatic changes in the color and temperature of the skin over the affected limb or body part, accompanied by intense burning pain, skin sensitivity, sweating, and swelling. Doctors arent sure what causes CRPS. In some cases the sympathetic nervous system plays an important role in sustaining the pain. Another theory is that CRPS is caused by a triggering of the immune response, which leads to the characteristic inflammatory symptoms of redness, warmth, and swelling in the affected area.. ...
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which used to be called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), is a disease of intense pain in the arms and legs. Learn more about CRPS/RSD symptoms and causes.
A complex regional pain syndrome characterized by burning pain and marked sensitivity to touch in the distribution of an injured peripheral nerve.
The goal of the International Research Consortium (IRC) is to promote research directed to relieving the pain and disability, prevention, and cure of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) - a rare chronic pain condition.
The goal of the International Research Consortium (IRC) is to promote research directed to relieving the pain and disability, prevention, and cure of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) - a rare chronic pain condition.
Yesterday I attended a meeting in Westminster organised by sufferers of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Like most people, I had never heard of this condition before. It is an excruciating, debilitating, and chronic condition which causes sufferers to feel extreme pain constantly.
complex regional pain syndrome (crps) most likely doesnt have a single cause. instead, multiple causes create similar symptoms.
Available or current treatment guidelines. Awareness of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) by general practicing physicians is poor, which often leads to delays in treatment. Rehabilitative therapies coupled with pharmacotherapy are the mainstays of early treatment. Interventional treatments are considered if conservative strategies fail.1 There are no well-accepted treatment guidelines for pharmacotherapy.1 Best evidence supports multidisciplinary care.. Traditional Treatments. 1. Physical therapy and occupational therapy. Physical therapy (PT) and Occupational therapy (OT) can improve outcomes in CRPS, when started early (symptoms for less than 1 year).3Objectives of PT and OT in CRPS are to improve range of motion, desensitization, minimize swelling, promote normal positioning, decrease muscle guarding, and increase functional use of the extremity.4. 2. Mirror box therapy. Mirror box therapy may improve affected limb range of motion (ROM) by cortical reorganization of pain and motor neural ...
WebMD looks at complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a chronic pain condition in which high levels of nerve impulses are sent to an affected site. Learn about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of linearly polarized near-infrared irradiation near the stellate ganglion region on pain and heart rate variability in patients with neuropathic pain. AU - Liao, Chun De. AU - Rau, Chi Lun. AU - Liou, Tsan Hon. AU - Tsauo, Jau Yih. AU - Lin, Li Fong. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Background. Neuropathic pain associated with sympathetic overactivity can be effectively relieved by light irradiating the region near stellate ganglion (SGI), applied as an alternative to a conventional sympathetic blockade. The clinical effect of SGI on heart rate variability (HRV) and its association with pain outcomes require investigation. Objective. This study attempted to identify the effects of SGI on pain outcomes and HRV indices and to determine the association between pain and HRV outcomes. Design. A prospective double-blind, randomized study. Setting. An outpatient pain medicine clinic. Subjects and Methods. A total of 44 patients were enrolled and randomized into the experimental group ...
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that can last for months or even years. It is a syndrome that doesnt discriminate, often occurring after an injury such as a fracture or sprain.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can be alleviated at ProActive Pain Care. CRPS is caused by damage, malfunction of the peripheral & central nervous systems.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a pain condition that is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems.
Patients diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) demonstrate significant structural and functional brain changes in regions associated with movement and pain.
&nbsp;Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a poorly understood painful condition, which typically arises after distal limb trauma; 20% of patients may develop lifelong severe incessant pain with few therapeutic options. In this study, we show tha
Complex regional pain syndrome is diagnosed in people of all ages, although it its most common in middle aged women. While the severity of CRPS is very individual, the syndrome can have a significant impact on the lives of those who are diagnosed. It can even lead to a lasting disability if not treated quickly. Not…
I am trying to locate other individuals who are diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), known prior as RSD. My cousin has this rare disease and I am trying to help her find others who su...
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A person with complex regional pain syndrome has chronic, intense pain. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic condition affecting many workers. While workers comp coverage is available, the main obstacle is diagnosis.
... (CPRS) is condition which is a mystery to many simply due to the fact that is not easily identified, is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, and is also not very well publicised.
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Decrease perception to certain types of painful stimuli in patients with RSD (also called complex regional pain syndrome type 1) is relatively common and has led to confusion and misunderstanding among physicians. In turn, patients can suffer for not receiving appropriate care from health providers or, even worse, the health provider accuses the patient of suffering more from a mental disorder than a genuine neurological disorder. This problem has led to delayed treatment that can lead to a poorer outcome. The phenomenon of altered perception to painful stimuli is illustrated by two patients who have benefited by the administration of ketamine: CASE #1 Prior to a 3-day treatment with escalating doses of ketamine Janice Beasley had complete numbness in her left lower extremity for 10 years (which makes her more prone to injury). After 3 days of treatment with ketamine on an outpatient basis she had return of sensation for pain (as evidenced in your post treatment pain thresholds). In addition, ...
A contrast dye is injected to identify the area to be injected and then with the aid of a fluoroscope (a type of x-ray machine) to guide the needle, the medications are injected into the area around the plexus. Often a preliminary injection of local anesthetic will be used to determine if the patient will benefit from a superior hypogastric plexus block, if it is determined that the procedure will be effective a more permanent analgesic will be injected (such as phenol). After the procedure has been completed the patient will be placed in an observation area to watch for an allergic reaction to the medications. ...
I had a hypogastric plexus block done for pelvic pain. IC and Endo. They wont prescribe pain meds because Im so young (32) and wont do a hysterectomy to help with the endo for the same reasons. Ive had nerve ablations done for my back before with no issues. So I had it done @ 7am this morning. Now I have shooting pain and tingling down my right leg, all the way to my foot, and Ive pottied myself twice. Im always a little incontinent with my bladder, but Im having issues with my
It acts by blocking nerve function (neuromuscular blockade) through inhibition of the excitatory neurotransmitter ... This can lead to a variety of autonomic signs and symptoms described above. In all cases, illness is caused by the botulinum ... Furthermore, acetylcholine release from the presynaptic membranes of muscarinic nerve synapses is blocked. ... In adults, botulism can be treated by passive immunization with a horse-derived antitoxin, which blocks the action of the toxin ...
Through a series of experiments involving the vagus nerves of frogs, Loewi was able to manually slow the heart rate of frogs by ... An antagonist may also be called a receptor "blocker" because they block the effect of an agonist at the site. The ... It activates skeletal muscles in the somatic nervous system and may either excite or inhibit internal organs in the autonomic ... They transmit signals across a chemical synapse, such as a neuromuscular junction, from one neuron (nerve cell) to another " ...
... nerve block MeSH E03.155.086.711.299 --- autonomic nerve block MeSH E03.155.141 --- anesthesia, dental MeSH E03.155.141.481 ... transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation MeSH E03.091.823.500 --- electroacupuncture MeSH E03.155.086 --- anesthesia, ...
This demyelination slows down or completely blocks the conduction of action potentials through the axon of the nerve cell( ... They may be caused by motor neurone diseases, sensory neuronopathies, toxins, or autonomic dysfunction. Neurotoxins such as ... nerve conduction studies, urinalysis, serum creatine kinase (CK) and antibody testing (nerve biopsy is sometimes done). Other ... Distal axonopathy, is the result of interrupted function of the peripheral nerves. It is the most common response of neurons to ...
... present at different nerves and receptors in the body because acetylcholinesterase is blocked. Accumulation of ACh at motor ... When there is an accumulation of ACh at autonomic ganglia synapses this causes overstimulation of muscarinic expression in the ... Experience of nerve agents and acute pesticide poisoning on the effects of oximes". Journal of Physiology. 92: 375-378. doi: ... This loss of function and ataxia of peripheral nerves and spinal cord is the phenomenon of OPIDP. Once the symptoms begin with ...
... nerve block MeSH E04.525.210.560 --- nerve crush MeSH E04.525.210.700 --- rhizotomy MeSH E04.525.210.850 --- vagotomy MeSH ... autonomic denervation MeSH E04.525.210.080.600 --- parasympathectomy MeSH E04.525.210.080.600.850 --- vagotomy MeSH E04.525. ... nerve transfer MeSH E04.525.600 --- psychosurgery MeSH E04.525.770 --- split-brain procedure MeSH E04.525.800 --- stereotaxic ...
... s work by blocking the effect of nerves in the sympathetic nervous system. This is done by binding to the alpha ... Using alpha blockers, scientists began characterizing arterial blood pressure and central vasomotor control in the autonomic ... This drug blocks the activity of epinephrine and norepinephrine by antagonizing the alpha receptors, thus decreasing vascular ... Blockers that have both the ability to block both α and β receptors, such as carvedilol, bucindolol, and labetalol, have the ...
Through a series of experiments involving the vagus nerves of frogs, Loewi was able to manually slow the heart rate of frogs by ... Cocaine, for example, blocks the re-uptake of dopamine back into the presynaptic neuron, leaving the neurotransmitter molecules ... It activates skeletal muscles in the somatic nervous system and may either excite or inhibit internal organs in the autonomic ... A neuron transports its information by way of a nerve impulse called an action potential. When an action potential arrives at ...
Sensory symptoms and muscle weakness, often with cranial nerve weakness and autonomic involvement Most common in Europe and ... the presence of conduction block predicts poorer outcome at 6 months.[11] In those who have received intravenous ... Autonomic dysfunction[edit]. The autonomic or involuntary nervous system, which is involved in the control of body functions ... The nerve cells have their body (the soma) in the spinal cord and a long projection (the axon) that carries electrical nerve ...
Here, the antibodies inhibit the release of neurotransmitters, resulting in muscle weakness and autonomic dysfunctions. Nerve ... Electrodiagnostic findings that may implicate GBS include: Complete conduction blocks Abnormal or absent F waves Attenuated ... Nerve conduction velocity is an important aspect of nerve conduction studies. It is the speed at which an electrochemical ... Normal impulses in peripheral nerves of the legs travel at 40-45 m/s, and 50-65 m/s in peripheral nerves of the arms. Largely ...
... how the vagus nerve affects various functions of the heart, the causes of Wenckebach heart block, and the effect of ... Levy carried out pioneering research on the relationship between the heart and the autonomic nervous system and was sometimes ... for his pioneering research on the relationship between the heart and the autonomic nervous system. Some of his studies ...
At the mechanistic level, TEA has long been known to block voltage-dependent K+ channels in nerve, and it is thought that this ... It is clear that TEA blocks autonomic ganglia - it was the first "ganglionic blocker" drug to be introduced into clinical ... TEA also blocks Ca2+ - activated K+ channels, such as those found in skeletal muscle and pituitary cells. It has also been ... G. K. Moe and W. A. Freyburger (1950). "Ganglionic blocking agents." Pharmacol. Rev. 2 61-95. R. C. Elliott (1982). "The action ...
The drug idazoxan blocks α2 autoreceptors and hence acts as an antagonist.) All adrenergic receptors are metabotropic, coupled ... one of two deviations of the autonomic nervous system which is responsible for your fight-or-flight response. This system ... An adrenergic nerve impulse is triggered when one nerve fires repeatedly or when several nerves fire simultaneously which can ... The nerve fibre is a thread-like extension of a nerve cell that includes the axon which may or may not be encased in a ...
The vagus nerves are paired; however, they are normally referred to in the singular. It is the longest nerve of the autonomic ... Device Blocking Stomach Nerve Signals Shows Promise in Obesity Ulcer surgery may help treat obesity - Diet and nutrition - ... The vagus nerve (/ˈveɪɡəs/ VAY-gəs), historically cited as the pneumogastric nerve, is the tenth cranial nerve or CN X, and ... Pharyngeal nerve Superior laryngeal nerve Superior cervical cardiac branches of vagus nerve Inferior cervical cardiac branch ...
They produced tetanus in rabbits by injecting their sciatic nerve with pus from a fatal human tetanus case in that same year. ... The clinical manifestations of tetanus are caused when tetanus toxin blocks inhibitory impulses, by interfering with the ... and the autonomic nervous system may also be affected. Tetanospasmin appears to prevent the release of neurotransmitters by ... The toxin acts at several sites within the central nervous system, including nerve terminals, the spinal cord, and brain, and ...
It also has ganglionic blocking effects, causing transient autonomic symptoms such as hypotension. Muscles stimulated at a high ... Triethylcholine seems to interfere with the synthesis of acetylcholine in the presynaptic nerve endings, since its effects are ... and causes failure of cholinergic transmission by interfering with synthesis of acetylcholine in nerve endings. Triethylcholine ...
Sensory-motor problems and autonomic function defect are severe. There is no nerve conduction distal to the site of injury (3 ... there is a physiologic block of nerve conduction in the affected axons. Other characteristics: It is the mildest type of ... Nerve Nerve fiber Peripheral nerve injury (Nerve injury) Connective tissue in the peripheral nervous system Neuroregeneration ... Classification of nerve injury was described by Seddon in 1943 and by Sunderland in 1951. The lowest degree of nerve injury in ...
Greater Occipital Nerve [GON] block comprising 40 mg Depomedrone and 10mls of 1% Lignocaine injected into the affected nerve is ... These additional symptoms of HC can be divided into three main categories: Autonomic symptoms: conjunctival injection tearing ... "Expert Consensus Recommendations for the Performance of Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Headaches - A Narrative Review". Headache: ... CPH is not associated with cranial nerve palsies. Hemicrania was mentioned in 1881 in The Therapeutic Gazette Vol. 2, by G.S. ...
If the AV node were blocked, the atrioventricular bundle would fire at a rate of approximately 30-40 impulses per minute. The ... It is also influenced by central factors through sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves of the two paired cardiovascular ... In addition to the autonomic nervous system, other factors can affect this. These include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and ... High blood pressure medications are used to block these receptors and so reduce the heart rate. The cardiovascular centres ...
Therefore, stimulation of the accelerans nerve increases heart rate, while stimulation of the vagus nerve decreases it.[4] ... A very slow heart rate (bradycardia) may be associated with heart block.[medical citation needed] It may also arise from ... Autonomic Innervation of the Heart - Cardioaccelerator and cardioinhibitory areas are components of the paired cardiac centers ... They innervate the heart via sympathetic cardiac nerves that increase cardiac activity and vagus (parasympathetic) nerves that ...
... are often called parasympatholytics because they have the same effect as agents that block postganglionic parasympatic nerves. ... M1 and M4 subtypes are more abundant in brain and autonomic ganglia. M1, M3 and M5 interact with Gq proteins to stimulate ... The M2 and M3 subtypes mediate muscarinic responses at peripheral autonomic tissues. ...
However, some studies show effective use of botulinum toxin, pudendal nerve block, and calcium channel blockers. It is not ... Simultaneous stimulation of the local autonomic system can cause erection in males. In some people, twinges sometimes occur ... it is thought to be a disorder of the internal anal sphincter or that it is a neuralgia of pudendal nerves. It is recurrent and ... local anesthetic blocks, clonidine or Botox injections can be considered. Supportive treatments directed at aggravating factors ...
Overstimulation of the nerves in the central nervous system, specifically in the brain, may result in drowsiness, mental ... In the autonomic nervous system, accumulation of acetylcholine leads to the overstimulation of muscarinic receptors of the ... The mechanism for treatment after exposure is to block the muscarinic receptor activation. Anticonvulsants are used to control ... Azinphos-methyl is a neurotoxin derived from nerve agents developed during World War II. It was first registered in the US in ...
Autonomic and Enteric Ganglia. New York: Plenum Press. Karczmar, A. G., Koppanyi, T. and Sheatz, G. C. 1951. Studies on ... In the 1940s Karczmar proposed the existence of a nerve growth factor on the basis of his demonstration of the quantitative ... Antagonisms between a bis-quaternary oxamide, WIN 8078, and depolarizing and competitive blocking agents. J. Pharmacol. Exper. ... The role of amputation and nerve resection in the regressing limbs of urodele larvae. J. Exper. Zool. 11013: 401-426. Karczmar ...
TMA also acts as an agonist at muscarinic receptors in post-ganglionic nerve endings in smooth muscles, cardiac muscle, and ... Although many of these symptoms can be accounted for on the basis of impairment of neurotransmission in the autonomic nervous ... Thus, the effects of TMA on nicotinic and muscarinic ACh receptors first stimulate, then block neurotransmission in sympathetic ...
"A quantitative description of membrane current and its application to conduction and excitation in nerve". J. Physiol. 117 (4 ... the richness of biophysical properties on the single-neuron scale can supply mechanisms that serve as the building blocks for ...
Cluster Headaches. Autonomic Technologies. Autonomic Technologies Inc., 2013. Web. 10 Sept. 2013.. SPG Nerve Block. MiRx ... www.mirxprotocol.com/mirx-protocol/spg-nerve-block.html,.. Electronic Aspirin. SPG Stimulation Therapy. Cluster Headaches. ... A firewall is blocking access to Prezi content. Check out this article to learn more or contact your system administrator. ... Electronic Aspirin consists of a small implant near the SPG nerve bundle along with a hand-held remote that is used at the ...
Autonomic Agents. Peripheral Nervous System Agents. Physiological Effects of Drugs. Gastrointestinal Agents. Glucocorticoids. ... Ultrasound Guided Trigeminal Nerve Block for Typical or Atypical Facial Pain. The safety and scientific validity of this study ... Ultrasound-guided trigeminal nerve block allows for fine adjustment of the needle tip and direct observation of the medicine. ... Phase 4 Study Comparing of Dexamethasone to Triamcinolone for Ultrasound-guided Trigeminal Nerve Block: A Randomized Controlled ...
Autonomic Agents. Peripheral Nervous System Agents. Physiological Effects of Drugs. Gastrointestinal Agents. Glucocorticoids. ... The Duration of the Interscalene Nerve Block Which is Time to First Administration of Pain Medication After Block [ Time Frame ... The Effect of Dexamethasone on the Duration of Interscalene Nerve Blocks With Ropivacaine or Bupivacaine. This study has been ... The primary outcome is the duration of the interscalene nerve block which is time to first analgesic request after PACU ...
Autonomic Agents. Gastrointestinal Agents. Glucocorticoids. Hormones. Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists. ... nerve block intra-operatively combined with continuous femoral nerve block post-operatively guided by ultrasound and nerve ... in this group will receive a single injection for femoral nerve block intra-operatively combined continuous femoral nerve block ... ropivacaine 300ml for continuous femoral nerve block post-operatively guided by ultrasound and nerve stimulator. ...
Autonomic Agents. Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists. Adrenergic alpha-Agonists. Adrenergic Agonists. Adrenergic Agents. ... Interest of a Bi-truncal Nerve Block (Femoral + Sciatic) Extended, Systematically Associated With General Anesthesia, in the ... Interest of a Bi-truncal Nerve Block (Femoral + Sciatic) Extended, Systematically Associated With General Anesthesia, in the ... the benefit of a double peripheral nerve block (femoral + sciatic) with levobupivacaine and clonidine in a single dose, ...
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *Peripheral Nerve Block. *Peripheral Nerve Disorders. *Plantar Fasciitis. *Pyogenic Arthritis ...
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *Peripheral Nerve Block. *Peripheral Nerve Disorders. *Phantom Limb Pain ... Nerve Block, Somatic. *Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) ...
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Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *Peripheral Nerve Block. *Peripheral Nerve Disorders. *Plantar Fasciitis. *Pyogenic Arthritis ...
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *Peripheral Nerve Block. *Peripheral Nerve Disorders. *Sacrum Disorders. *Separated Femoral ...
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *Peripheral Nerve Block. *Peripheral Nerve Disorders. *Pyogenic Arthritis. *Radiculopathy (Not ...
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *Peripheral Nerve Block. *Peripheral Nerve Disorders. *Plantar Fasciitis. *Pseudoarthrosis ...
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *Peripheral Nerve Block. *Peripheral Nerve Disorders. *Plantar Fasciitis. *Platelet-Rich ... Nerve Block, Sympathetic. *Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) ...
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *Peripheral Nerve Block. *Peripheral Nerve Disorders. *Polymyositis. *Polyneuropathy. * ... He gave me relief for sometime 3 months at a time with occipital nerve blocks. Other doctors had given them to me although they ... Nerve Block, Somatic. *Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) ...
I have just been diagnosed with Autonomic Instability. Does anyone get horrible flushing with it? The flushing is caused by ... But maybe you are referring to nerve block? I almost tried that for the pain in my face for my trigeminal nerve (have TMJ ... But maybe you are referring to nerve block? I almost tried that for the pain in my face for my trigeminal nerve (have TMJ ... That was being treated with nerve block injections which worked for a while. More later, have a neice about to leave from a ...
... and insomnia and use Occipital Nerve Block and Tramadol to treat their pure autonomic failure and its symptoms. ... 46 patients with pure autonomic failure experience fatigue, depressed mood, pain, anxious mood, ... Find the most comprehensive real-world symptom and treatment data on pure autonomic failure at PatientsLikeMe. ... 0 evaluations from pure autonomic failure patients report that they could not tell effectiveness of Occipital Nerve Block for ...
... and Iliohypogastric Nerve Blocks 84. Sympathetic Blocks: Stellate Ganglion, Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks, and Visceral Sympathetic ... Migraine Headache and the Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TAC) 20. Tension-Type Headache, Chronic Tension-Type Headache, and ... and Iliohypogastric Nerve Blocks 84. Sympathetic Blocks: Stellate Ganglion, Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks, and Visceral Sympathetic ... Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks 17. Pediatric Postoperative Pain 18.. Chronic Pain After Surgery Section 4: Chronic Pain ...
Autonomic Nerve Block. Interruption of sympathetic pathways, by local injection of an anesthetic agent, at any of four levels: ... SA block) or between atria and ventricles (AV block). Heart blocks can be classified by the duration, frequency, or ... Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Laparoscopic Appendicectomy in Children. The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a ... Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Iliac Crest harvest-is it Beneficial?. The purpose of this study is to determine whether a ...
... dysphonia secondary to recurrent laryngeal nerve block, hemi diaphragmatic paralysis due to ipsilateral phrenic nerve block, ... 9-11 When blocking the sympathetic nerve fibers, vasodilatation and increased blood flow of the blocked extremity follows. ... and 35min post-block. For clinical purposes, surgical block was achieved when the sensitive and motor block values were 0 or 1 ... The palmar T° of the blocked extremity increased significantly 5min post-block (32.5±1.8°C to 33.4±1.7°C; p=0.047), without any ...
... clinicaltrials.gov The real-time visualization of a needle and nerve during an ultrasound-guided nerve block can be challenging ... Autonomic Nerve Block. Interruption of sympathetic pathways, by local injection of an anesthetic agent, at any of four levels: ... Pericapsular Nerve Group (PENG) Block for Hip Fracture.. Fascia iliaca block or femoral nerve block is used frequently in hip ... Tibial Nerve Versus Sciatic Nerve Block. The purpose of this study is to analyse the ability to selectively block the posterior ...
Neurology block, Week 1 - Saads accident, Week 2 - Khalid and Norah, Themes, Week 3 - A nasty drop, Week 4 - My head hurts, ... 4.2.3. 3- Case Conference -Clinical disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System. 4.2.3.1. autonomic nervous system, someone with ... cranial nerves 3,7,6. 4.2.2. 2- Cerebrovascular Disease. 4.2.2.1. section of the brain with something red or black? hemorrhage ... Neurology block. by Mohammed Haneef 1. Week 1 - Saads accident. 1.1. Lectures. 1.1.1. 1- Introduction to Neurophysiology. 1.1. ...
Occipital Nerve Block. *. Optic Neuritis. *. Parkinsons Disease. *. Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. *. Peripheral Nerve ... Nerve Block, Somatic. *. Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve). ...
Autonomic Nerve Block / adverse effects, methods*. Catheter Ablation / adverse effects. Cheek. Chronic Disease. Cluster ... Maxillary Nerve / injuries. Palate / innervation. Remission Induction. Treatment Outcome. From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of ... Next Document: Surgical reconstruction of the musculocutaneous nerve in traumatic brachial plexus injuries.. ... a partial RF lesion of the maxillary nerve was inadvertently made in four patients. Nine patients complained of hypesthesia of ...
Autonomic innervation of the viscera in relation to nerve block. Anesthesiology. 1968;29(4):793-813. [CrossRef] [PubMed] ... The Autonomic Nervous System. 3rd ed. New York, NY; MacMillan Co; 1952. ...
In addition to causing pain and fatigue, the dysfunctional and hypersensitive autonomic nerves can cause a number of distinct ... Beta blockers block beta nerve signals from the autonomic nerves. If someone has hypertension, blocking the beta nerves can ... Another type of injection called occipital blocks can be given to anesthetize the occipital nerve, a major contributing nerve ... In addition to causing pain and fatigue, the dysfunctional and hypersensitive autonomic nerves can cause a number of distinct ...
  • 56 ASA physical status II and III patients, aged 45-75 year, undergoing elective below knee amputation were randomly assigned to receive either sciatic nerve block using a popliteal approa. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Which Ultrasound-Guided Sciatic Nerve Block Strategy Works Faster? (bioportfolio.com)
  • They produced tetanus in rabbits by injecting their sciatic nerve with pus from a fatal human tetanus case in that same year. (wikipedia.org)
  • The longest axons in the human body are those of the sciatic nerve, which run from the base of the spinal cord to the big toe of each foot. (wikipedia.org)
  • The population consisted of 159 patients 79% had chronic migraine, 14% new daily persistent headache, 4% a trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia, 3% secondary headache and one patient had chronic tension-type headache. (sleepandhealth.com)
  • Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) syndrome is a rare type of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia. (ovid.com)
  • Over the past five months, he has received three injections of a local anaesthetic into nerves in his abdomen to help ease the agony. (newscientist.com)
  • The Greater Occipital and the occipital nerve blocks are both injections. (sleepandhealth.com)
  • Dr Shapira usually does his initial block in conjunction with trigger point injections and finds that steroid injection are usually not required. (sleepandhealth.com)
  • Trigger point injections and SPG Blocks were utilized to relieve her acute pain. (sleepandhealth.com)
  • The only medication utilized was 2% lidocaine (no epinephrine or preservatives) both for SPG Block and for Trigger Point Injections. (sleepandhealth.com)
  • When utilized with SPG Blocks, Physical Medicine, trigger point injections, postural correction and improved sleep from improved jaw position and function it is possible to eliminate a large number of headache problems. (sleepandhealth.com)
  • The comprehensive text covers the fundamentals-such as spine anatomy, procedural materials, and pharmacological requirements-along with chapters devoted to key topics such as discography, percutaneous descectomy, vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty, epidural steroid injections, and autonomic nerve blocks. (springer.com)
  • The injections continue to be highly effective but the self administration with cotton tipped applicators is, by far, the most cost effective method and more importantly it gives patients the ability to use SPG Blocks as preventives and for acute treatment. (sleepandhealth.com)
  • The most common approach for mild cases is simply reassurance and topical treatment with calcium-channel blocker (diltiazem, nifedipine) ointment, salbutamol inhalation and sublingual nitroglycerine.For persistent cases, local anesthetic blocks, clonidine or Botox injections can be considered. (wikipedia.org)
  • These neurotransmitters are released at a location known as the synapse, which is a junction point between the axon of one nerve cell and the dendrite of another. (wikipedia.org)
  • Polyneuropathies may be classified in different ways, such as by cause, by presentation, or by classes of polyneuropathy, in terms of which part of the nerve cell is affected mainly: the axon, the myelin sheath, or the cell body. (wikipedia.org)
  • The nerve fibre is a thread-like extension of a nerve cell that includes the axon which may or may not be encased in a myelinated sheath. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a total severance or disruption of the entire nerve fiber.A peripheral nerve fiber contains an axon (Or long dendrite), myelin sheath (if existence), their schwann cells, and the endoneurium. (wikipedia.org)
  • An axon (from Greek ἄξων áxōn, axis) or nerve fiber, is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell, or neuron, that typically conducts electrical impulses known as action potentials, away from the nerve cell body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some synaptic junctions appear along the length of an axon as it extends-these are called en passant ("in passing") synapses and can be in the hundreds or even the thousands along one axon. (wikipedia.org)
  • The numbers of axonal telodendria (the branching structures at the end of the axon) can also differ from one nerve fiber to the next. (wikipedia.org)
  • The axon reflex (or the flare response) is the response stimulated by peripheral nerves of the body that travels away from the nerve cell body and branches to stimulate target organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Similarly the release of cholinergic agents at sudomotor nerve terminals evokes an axon reflex that stimulates sweat glands inducing the body to sweat in response to heat. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although Lewis observed vasodilation that could be explained by axon reflex, there was not yet direct evidence explaining the branching of nerves from the center of an axon rather than a cell body or which chemical agents were responsible for the goose bump, red line, and dilated blood vessel symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • In normal neuromuscular function, a nerve impulse is carried down the axon (the long projection of a nerve cell) from the spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • This action potential travels to the L3 and L4 nerve roots of the spinal cord, via a sensory axon which chemically communicates by releasing glutamate onto a motor nerve. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adrenal infiltration may be harder to appreciate given that its symptoms of orthostatic hypotension and low blood sodium concentration may be attributed to autonomic neuropathy and heart failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Participants in group CFNB will receive a single injection for femoral nerve block intra-operatively combined with continuous femoral nerve block post-operatively guided by ultrasound and nerve stimulator. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Injection of small amounts of a solution around the anesthetized nerve (hydro-dissection) has been proposed to enhance contrast outlining its borders and also to improve the visualization of the needle tip. (bioportfolio.com)
  • A new axillary plexus block with a triple injection (1), combining a short axillary catheter method with a transarterial axillary block, is now being evaluated with a 3 Tesla MRI. (bioportfolio.com)
  • After injection of local anaesthetic (LA), the identification of the nerve structures is nevertheless difficult. (bioportfolio.com)
  • 4. Intravenous injection of large amounts of colloidal dyes or other substances to block reticuloendothelial cells (for example, phagocytosis is temporarily prevented). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • If these nerves are causing your symptoms, the injection may offer relief for a while immediately after the procedure. (umms.org)
  • Complications are rare but can include infection, bleeding, spinal or epidural block and injection into a blood vessel. (umms.org)
  • These additional symptoms of HC can be divided into three main categories: Autonomic symptoms: conjunctival injection tearing rhinorrhea nasal stuffiness eyelid edema forehead sweating Stabbing headaches: Short, "jabbing" headaches superimposed over the persistent daily headache. (wikipedia.org)