Cordotomy: Any operation on the spinal cord. (Stedman, 26th ed)Pain, Intractable: Persistent pain that is refractory to some or all forms of treatment.Spinothalamic Tracts: A bundle of NERVE FIBERS connecting each posterior horn of the spinal cord to the opposite side of the THALAMUS, carrying information about pain, temperature, and touch. It is one of two major routes by which afferent spinal NERVE FIBERS carrying sensations of somaesthesis are transmitted to the THALAMUS.Pancoast Syndrome: A condition caused by an apical lung tumor (Pancoast tumor) with involvement of the nearby vertebral column and the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Symptoms include pain in the shoulder and the arm, and atrophy of the hand.Dysphonia: Difficulty and/or pain in PHONATION or speaking.Vocal Cord Paralysis: Congenital or acquired paralysis of one or both VOCAL CORDS. This condition is caused by defects in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, the VAGUS NERVE and branches of LARYNGEAL NERVES. Common symptoms are VOICE DISORDERS including HOARSENESS or APHONIA.Electrocoagulation: Procedures using an electrically heated wire or scalpel to treat hemorrhage (e.g., bleeding ulcers) and to ablate tumors, mucosal lesions, and refractory arrhythmias. It is different from ELECTROSURGERY which is used more for cutting tissue than destroying and in which the patient is part of the electric circuit.Mesothelioma: A tumor derived from mesothelial tissue (peritoneum, pleura, pericardium). It appears as broad sheets of cells, with some regions containing spindle-shaped, sarcoma-like cells and other regions showing adenomatous patterns. Pleural mesotheliomas have been linked to exposure to asbestos. (Dorland, 27th ed)Pleural Neoplasms: Neoplasms of the thin serous membrane that envelopes the lungs and lines the thoracic cavity. Pleural neoplasms are exceedingly rare and are usually not diagnosed until they are advanced because in the early stages they produce no symptoms.Morphine: The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.Asbestos: Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.Myelography: X-ray visualization of the spinal cord following injection of contrast medium into the spinal arachnoid space.Nociceptive Pain: Dull or sharp aching pain caused by stimulated NOCICEPTORS due to tissue injury, inflammation or diseases. It can be divided into somatic or tissue pain and VISCERAL PAIN.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Catheter Ablation: Removal of tissue with electrical current delivered via electrodes positioned at the distal end of a catheter. Energy sources are commonly direct current (DC-shock) or alternating current at radiofrequencies (usually 750 kHz). The technique is used most often to ablate the AV junction and/or accessory pathways in order to interrupt AV conduction and produce AV block in the treatment of various tachyarrhythmias.Palliative Care: Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)Intracranial Hypotension: Reduction of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID pressure characterized clinically by HEADACHE which is maximal in an upright posture and occasionally by an abducens nerve palsy (see ABDUCENS NERVE DISEASES), neck stiffness, hearing loss (see DEAFNESS); NAUSEA; and other symptoms. This condition may be spontaneous or secondary to SPINAL PUNCTURE; NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES; DEHYDRATION; UREMIA; trauma (see also CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA); and other processes. Chronic hypotension may be associated with subdural hematomas (see HEMATOMA, SUBDURAL) or hygromas. (From Semin Neurol 1996 Mar;16(1):5-10; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp637-8)WashingtonMinnesotaOrthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Orthopedics: A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.Spine: The spinal or vertebral column.Nobel PrizeBible: The book composed of writings generally accepted by Christians as inspired by God and of divine authority. (Webster, 3d ed)Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.SwedenAcademic Medical Centers: Medical complexes consisting of medical school, hospitals, clinics, libraries, administrative facilities, etc.European Union: The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It was known as the European Community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labor. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labor. The constituent countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997, p842)Antistreptolysin: Antibodies specific to STREPTOLYSINS which indicate STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS.Libraries, NursingHospitals, Urban: Hospitals located in metropolitan areas.New York CityNeurosurgery: A surgical specialty concerned with the treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral and sympathetic nervous system.Neurosurgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.Spinal DiseasesSexology: This discipline concerns the study of SEXUALITY, and the application of sexual knowledge such as sexual attitudes, psychology, and SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. Scope of application generally includes educational (SEX EDUCATION), clinical (SEX COUNSELING), and other settings.Parapsychology: Branch of psychology that deals with paranormal behavior and events such as telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance, which are not explicable by present day "natural laws".History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.History, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.BerlinPsychoanalysis: The separation or resolution of the psyche into its constituent elements. The term has two separate meanings: 1. a procedure devised by Sigmund Freud, for investigating mental processes by means of free association, dream interpretation and interpretation of resistance and transference manifestations; and 2. a theory of psychology developed by Freud from his clinical experience with hysterical patients. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996).Occultism: The belief in or study of practices and knowledge of magical, mystical, or supernatural powers. ALCHEMY, astrology, and many RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHIES are based upon occult principles.Phleum: A plant genus of the family POACEAE that contains the Phl p 4 allergen.Syndactyly: A congenital anomaly of the hand or foot, marked by the webbing between adjacent fingers or toes. Syndactylies are classified as complete or incomplete by the degree of joining. Syndactylies can also be simple or complex. Simple syndactyly indicates joining of only skin or soft tissue; complex syndactyly marks joining of bony elements.Poaceae: A large family of narrow-leaved herbaceous grasses of the order Cyperales, subclass Commelinidae, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). Food grains (EDIBLE GRAIN) come from members of this family. RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL can be induced by POLLEN of many of the grasses.Pollen: The fertilizing element of plants that contains the male GAMETOPHYTES.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.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Microwaves: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum from the UHF (ultrahigh frequency) radio waves and extending into the INFRARED RAYS frequencies.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Analgesics, Opioid: Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.

Congenital kyphosis in myelomeningocele. The effect of cordotomy on bladder function. (1/105)

To determine the effect of cordotomy on the function of the bladder during surgical correction of congenital kyphosis in myelomeningocele, we reviewed 13 patients who had this procedure between 1981 and 1996. The mean age of the patients at operation was 8.9 years (3.7 to 16) and the mean follow-up was 4.8 years (1.3 to 10.8). Bladder function before and after operation was assessed clinically and quantitatively by urodynamics. The mean preoperative kyphosis was 117 degrees (52 to 175) and decreased to 49 degrees (1 to 89) immediately after surgery. At the latest follow-up, a mean correction of 52% had been achieved. Only one patient showed deterioration in bladder function after operation. Eight out of the nine patients who had urodynamic assessment had improvement in bladder capacity and compliance, and five showed an increase in urethral pressure. One patient developed a spastic bladder and required subsequent surgical intervention. Cordotomy, at or below the level of the kyphosis, allows excellent correction of the structural deformity.  (+info)

Percutaneous cervical cordotomy for the control of pain in patients with pleural mesothelioma. (2/105)

BACKGROUND: Severe chest pain is common in mesothelioma. Percutaneous cervical cordotomy, which interrupts the spinothalamic tract at the C1/C2 level causing contralateral loss of pain sensation, is particularly appropriate in mesothelioma as the tumour is unilateral and systemic analgesia may be ineffective and is limited by harmful side effects. METHOD: A retrospective review was performed to determine the effectiveness and complication rate of this procedure. RESULTS: Fifty two patients were using opioids prior to cordotomy. The median daily dose of morphine before and after cordotomy was 100 mg (range 0-1000 mg) and 20 mg (range 0-520 mg), respectively (p < 0.001). Forty three patients (83%) had a reduction in pain such that their dose of opioid could be at least halved. Twenty patients (38%) were able to stop completely. Recurrence of pain requiring an increase in opioid medication was recorded in 18 patients at a median time of nine weeks (range 0.7-26 weeks). Four patients developed mild weakness, two had troublesome dysaesthesia. The median time from cordotomy to death was 13 weeks (range 0.3-52 weeks). Six early deaths within two weeks of cordotomy occurred early in the series and reflect postoperative chest infection and poor selection as the patients were in the terminal stages of mesothelioma. CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous cervical cordotomy is successful in treating pain from mesothelioma. There was a low complication rate in this series. Referral to a unit experienced in cordotomy is recommended as soon as pain from chest wall invasion is suspected.  (+info)

Persistence of hybrid fibers in rat soleus after spinal cord transection. (3/105)

The effects of a chronic (up to 360 days) reduction in neuromuscular activity (defined as electrical activation and loading) on myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoform expression in the rat soleus muscle were studied. A complete mid-thoracic (T7-T8) spinal cord transection (ST) was used to induce a reduction in soleus muscle neuromuscular activity. Electrophoretic analyses revealed that MHC-I was progressively decreased after ST, accounting for approx. 90% of the total soleus MHC in controls and only approx. 12% 1 year after ST. The reductions in the proportion of MHC-I were countered by increases in MHC-IIa and MHC-IIx with the increase in MHC-IIx preceding the increase in MHC-IIa. Curiously, MHC-IIb was expressed only at very low levels. Thus, a complete transformation from predominantly MHC-I to MHC-IIb did not occur. Many fibers (up to approx. 80%) contained multiple MHCs (hybrid fibers) after ST. The proportion of hybrid fibers was maintained at a high level (approx. 50%) 1 year after ST. These data suggest that: 1) a prolonged reduction in neuromuscular activity was not sufficient to induce high level MHC-IIb expression by the soleus muscle; and 2) hybrid fibers were not simply transitional fibers. Thus, it appears that under appropriate conditions hybrid fibers may represent a "stable" fiber phenotype.  (+info)

The analgesic action of nitrous oxide is dependent on the release of norepinephrine in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. (4/105)

BACKGROUND: The authors and others have demonstrated that supraspinal opiate receptors and spinal alpha2 adrenoceptors are involved in the analgesic mechanism for nitrous oxide (N2O). The authors hypothesize that activation of opiate receptors in the periaqueductal gray results in the activation of a descending noradrenergic pathway that releases norepinephrine onto alpha2 adrenoceptors in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. METHODS: The spinal cord was transected at the level of T3-T4 in rats and the analgesic response to 70% N2O in oxygen was determined by the tail flick latency test. In a separate experiment in rats a dialysis fiber was positioned transversely in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord at the T12 level. The following day, the dialysis fiber was infused with artificial cerebrospinal fluid at a rate of 1.3 microl/min, and the effluent was sampled at 30-min intervals. After a 60-min equilibration period, the animals were exposed to 70% N2O in oxygen. The dialysis experiment was repeated in animals that were pretreated with naltrexone (10 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) before N2O. In a third series, spinal norepinephrine was depleted with n-(2-chloroethyl)-n-ethyl-2-bromobenzylamine (DSP-4), and the analgesic response to 70% N2O in oxygen was determined. RESULTS: The analgesic effect of N2O was prevented by spinal cord transection. After exposure to N2O, there was a fourfold increase in norepinephrine released in the first 30-min period, and norepinephrine was still significantly elevated after 1 h of exposure. The increased norepinephrine release was prevented by previous administration of naltrexone. Depletion of norepinephrine in the spinal cord blocked the analgesic response to N2O. CONCLUSIONS: A descending noradrenergic pathway in the spinal cord links N2O-induced activation of opiate receptors in the periaqueductal gray, with activation of alpha2 adrenoceptors in the spinal cord. N2O-induced release of norepinephrine in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord is blocked by naltrexone, as is the analgesic response. Spinal norepinephrine is necessary for the analgesic response to the N2O.  (+info)

Central regulation of sympathetic neuron development. (5/105)

The sixth lumbar (L-6) ganglion has been used to study the central regulation of peripheral sympathetic neuron development. During post-natal ontogeny, tyrosine hydroxylase [tyrosine 3-monooxygenase, L-tyrosine, tetrahydropteridine: oxygen oxidoreductase (3-hydroxylating), EC 1.14.16.2] activity increased 60-fold, while total protein rose 10-fold in the ganglion. Transection of the spinal cord at the fifth thoracic (T-5) segment in neonatal rats prevented the normal developmental increase in tyrosine hydroxylase activity of the L-6 ganglion. However, spinal transection did not alter the ontogeny of tyrosine hydroxylase in the superior cervical ganglion, which derives its innervation from spinal segments rostral to the surgical lesion. Thus, spinal transection interfered with the maturation of sympathetic neurons distal to, but not proximal to, the lesion. The effect of transection on the L-6 ganglion persisted for at least one month, the longest time tested. Our observations suggest that trans-synaptic regulation of adrenergic maturation in the periphery is governed by suprasegmental mechanisms in the central nervous system.  (+info)

The effect of 2-deoxy-D-glucose and D-glucose on the efferent discharge rate of sympathetic nerves. (6/105)

Efferent discharges were recorded from nerve filaments dissected from the adrenal and renal nerves in the rabbit. 2. An increase in discharge rate was observed in the adrenal nerve filaments following I.V. administration of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG). No change in discharge rate after 2-DG infusion was observed in the renal nerve filaments. 3. A decrease in discharge rate of the adrenal nerve filaments was observed after I.V. injection of glucose, but there was no change in the activity of renal nerve filaments. 4. Transection of the spinal cord abolished the adrenal nerve response to the systemic administration of 2-DG and glucose. 5. It is suggested that there might be a pathway from the hypothalmic area to the adrenal nerve cells of the spinal cord, but not to the renal nerve cells, through which activity of the adrenal nerve might be changed in response to 2-DG and glucose infusion.  (+info)

High cervical commissural myelotomy in the treatment of pain. (7/105)

High cervical myelotomy was carried out on 10 patients. Commissurotomy was performed at the C1-3 level by a combined procedure of deep electrocogulation and sharp splitting of the posterior columns. The immediate results were excellent in all patients, but relapse of pain took place shortly in six of them; there was apparently no relation with the location of pain. No long-term favourable results were observed in this series. Only three patients exhibited a well-defined band of mild hypalgesia from C2 to T 10 dermatome, but it lasted for only three to four weeks. Transient lower or four limb ataxia was observed in seven patients. Different pain conducting systems seem to be affected by commissural myelotomy, but not to a sufficient extent to give permanent or long-lasting relief of pain. The indications for high cervical myelotomy are very limited: this procedure should be considered only in patients with unilateral or bilateral arm and/or upper chest pain, respiratory impairment, and short life expectancy.  (+info)

The crossing of the spinothalamic tract. (8/105)

The question whether the spinothalamic and spinoreticular fibres cross the cord transversely or diagonally was investigated in cases of anterolateral cordotomy and in a case of thrombosis of the anterior spinal artery. The pattern of sensory loss following transection of the anterolateral quadrant of the cord consists of a narrow area of decreased nociception and thermanalgesia at the level of the incision; it extends for 1-2 segments cranial and cordal to the incision. This area is immediately cranial to the area of total loss of these modalities. This pattern of sensory loss is explained as follows. The cordotomy incision transects two groups of fibres: those that are already within the anterior and anterolateral funiculi and those that are crossing the cord. The area of total thermanaesthesia and analgesia is due to transection of fibres that are already within this region. The area of partial sensory loss is due to transection of the fibres that are crossing the cord at that level. Owing to the craniocaudal extent of the branches of the dorsal roots, there is an overlap of their collaterals that results in every spinothalamic neurone receiving an input from several dorsal roots. The narrow cordotomy incision thus divides the few fibres crossing at that level, causing diminished noxious and thermal sensibility over a few segments above and below the incision. These facts can be accounted for only on the assumption that these spinothalamic fibres are crossing the cord transversely. This evidence of transverse crossing was found in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar segments. There were three of 63 cordotomies for which this explanation of the partial sensory loss could not be maintained. Although no explanation has been suggested, this is unlikely to be due to the fibres crossing the cord diagonally.  (+info)

It can be inferred that most of the patients in this series (83%) had a significant reduction in pain, and 20 of 52 (38%) were able to stop opioid medication completely. This is an important finding in pleural mesothelioma as the pain is often severe and opioid resistant. This is a retrospective review, however, with all the problems inherent therein. Some data were difficult to confirm because we can only be sure of relevant data that were recorded in the individual case notes. In particular, the lowest dose of morphine following the procedure, the use of co-analgesic medication, the recurrence of pain, and the incidence of minor complications may not have been recorded in some cases. In any procedure where the primary aim is palliation, quality of life should be considered, and it can be argued that the dose of opioid is not necessarily the best indicator of a satisfactory result in cordotomy. In a retrospective review, though, it is the best quantifiable variable. In a prospective study other ...
We successfully performed 3 CT-guided palliative C1-2 spinal cordotomies without complications. Our subjects all experienced meaningful postcordotomy improvement in pain control. Our series is limited in size, but the results and safety corroborate 2 larger cohorts reported from outside North America4,5 and case reports from 3 institutions in the United States documenting CT-guided cordotomies during the past decade.12,14⇓⇓-17 Needle placement by using CT myelography with dynamic real-time impedance feedback during electrode penetration increases the safety of modern cordotomy. Radiofrequency ablation also enabled us to physiologically confirm the target with patient-reported feedback during motor and sensory stimulation. Another key factor for success is selecting the correct patient-ideally this is a patient with end-stage cancer with medically refractory nociceptive pain from a single extremity (other major sources of pain should be excluded).. Several groups have performed myelography ...
Otfrid Foerster (9 November 1873, in Breslau, Silesia - 15 June 1941, also in Breslau) was a German neurologist and neurosurgeon, who made innovative contributions to neurology and neurosurgery, such as rhizotomy for the treatment of spasticity, anterolateral cordotomy for pain, the hyperventilation test for epilepsy, Foersters syndrome, the first electrocorticogram of a brain tumor, and the first surgeries for epilepsy. He is also known as the first to describe the dermatomes (an area of skin that is supplied by a single pair of dorsal nerve roots), and he helped map the motor cortex of the cerebrum [1] . Foerster was born in Breslau to Richard Foerster, and studied in the Maria Magdalenen Gymnasium, graduating 1892. From 1892 to 1896 he studied medicine in Freiburg, Kiel and Breslau, obtaining his licensure by state examination in 1897 and his doctorate in the same year. Upon completion of the doctoral studies, he spent two years studying abroad, following a suggestion by Karl Wernicke ...
Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
The new Senza Implant device treats chronic back pain by using high-frequency stimulation to avoid the nasty sensation of paraesthesia.
A 39-year-old man who had had been completely paralyzed for four years was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in a robotic device during five days of training with the aid of the robotic device combined with a novel noninvasive spinal stimulation pattern that does not require surgery, a team of UCLA scientists reports.
June 7, 2019 Tim Reynolds, co-founder of Wall Streets Jane Street Capital, funds new avenue of spinal stimulation research. East Hanover, NJ - June 7, 2019. - Tim Reynolds, co-founder of the Wall Street firm Jane Street Capital, and his wife ...
2. Efforts should be made to decannulate the patient as early as possible. 3. In patients who have failed the efforts of decannulation, surgical management becomes a necessity.. Posterior cordotomy can be performed in patients with mild / moderate compromise of the airway. This procedure is more conservative, and has very little risk of aspiration.. Posterior cordotomy was first performed by Kashima and Dennis in 1989.. Suspension laryngoscope is used to visualize the larynx ...
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Once chronic or intractable pain is reasonably well controlled, patient and physician alike want some curative or permanent amelioration, in addition to symptom relief.
The Stimpod NMS460 includes a nerve-mapping pen-like probe which allows practitioners to locate nerves and evaluate the treatment progress.
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The eponym "Ondines curse" in the medical literature usually refers to the failure of automatic respiratory drive with intact voluntary respiration. Ondine was a mythological water nymph who became human by falling in love with a mortal. The now-entrenched eponym is actually a misnomer, as Ondine has never cursed anyone. Patients affected by Ondines curse can have prolonged periods of apnea or hypopnea, particularly during sleep. They may require nocturnal mechanical ventilation but depending on the cause, this may be temporary. Infarction involving the medulla is one of the most common causes of Ondines curse. Other reported causes include loss of vagal and chemotactic input to the medullary carbon dioxide receptors, bulbar polio causing damage to the reticulospinal pathways, cervical cordotomy for pain control, and anterior spinal artery infarction.. References ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Contemporary concepts of pain surgery. AU - Burchiel, Kim. AU - Raslan, Ahmed. PY - 2019/4/1. Y1 - 2019/4/1. N2 - Pain surgery is one of the historic foundations of neurological surgery. The authors present a review of contemporary concepts in surgical pain management, with reference to past successes and failures, what has been learned as a subspecialty over the past 50 years, as well as a vision for current and future practice. This subspecialty confronts problems of cancer pain, nociceptive pain, and neuropathic pain. For noncancer pain, ablative procedures such as dorsal root entry zone lesions and rhizolysis for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) should continue to be practiced. Other procedures, such as medial thalamotomy, have not been proven effective and require continued study. Dorsal rhizotomy, dorsal root ganglionectomy, and neurotomy should probably be abandoned. For cancer pain, cordotomy is an important and underutilized method for pain control. Intrathecal opiate ...
The exact definition of intractable pain varies based on the source and is not generally agreed upon. Several states (California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Minnesota and Washington[1]) have passed intractable pain laws or guidelines. Texas, under their Intractable Pain Treatment Act, defines Intractable Pain as a state of pain for which the cause of the pain cannot be removed or otherwise treated and in the generally accepted course of medical practice, relief or cure of the cause of the pain is not possible or has not been found after reasonable efforts.[2] Floridas Intractable Pain statute defines "intractable pain" as pain for which, in the generally accepted course of medical practice, the cause cannot be removed and otherwise treated.[3] ...
Once the electrical stimulator was implanted, Summers began spinal cord stimulation during therapy sessions lasting up to 4 hours. On just his third try, researchers were astounded that he was able to not only move, but stand up using only minimal support. "When Rob regained voluntary control of his leg, I was afraid to believe it when I saw it," said Harkemas research partner Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D in a news conference. "What nobody has ever demonstrated is that epidural stimulation at modest levels enables an individual to have conscious control of body motion. Someone with paralysis for several years can now control his movement. This has never been done before." Only 7 months later Summers was able to regain some his own control over his legs and feet by moving them on command during spinal stimulation sessions. He also has regained control over his bowls, bladder and sexual function - which were lost when he became paralyzed. "Being able to move my ankles, my toes, my knees -- there are not ...
Spinal cord transection is a devastating permanent injury, and we still dont have a way to reconnect broken neural pathways in such patients. Instead of
The vertebrae in your lower back are larger than in any other part of your spine. Vertebrae are the series of bones that align to form your spine. The spinal section in your lower back is called the lumbar spine. The vertebrae are bigger in the lumber spine because they must support the weight of your upper body. They also withstand powerful forces from the lower back muscles. These strong muscles are attached to the lumbar vertebrae and are used during lifting, bending, and twisting activities.. Low back pain is very common. Muscle, ligament, nerve, and spine injuries are frequent causes of low back pain. Poor posture during movements and "wear and tear" can also cause low back pain. Degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, can cause the spinal structures to break down and put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Nerve pressure in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms to spread to the buttocks, legs, and feet. This is because the nerves that exit the spinal cord at the lumbar spine travel to ...
Click on the white PLAY button below to start video.. The vertebrae in your lower back are larger than in any other part of your spine. Vertebrae are the series of bones that align to form your spine. The spinal section in your lower back is called the lumbar spine. The vertebrae are bigger in the lumber spine because they must support the weight of your upper body. They also withstand powerful forces from the lower back muscles. These strong muscles are attached to the lumbar vertebrae and are used during lifting, bending, and twisting activities.. Low back pain is very common. Muscle, ligament, nerve, and spine injuries are frequent causes of low back pain. Poor posture during movements and "wear and tear" can also cause low back pain. Degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, can cause the spinal structures to break down and put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Nerve pressure in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms to spread to the buttocks, legs, and feet. This is because the nerves ...
In this self-selected group of respondents, the numbers of people who rated themselves as "very comfortable" ranged from 5-45 percent for the various procedures, with most in the 20 percent range. With respect to frequency of performing procedures, none had done more than 10 for any single one. Most had done five or less. In addition, there was a fair amount of heterogeneity in approaches (Table 1). There was considerable interest in hands on training, with the greatest interest in DREZ and midline myelotomy. Most (68 percent) were interested in participating in a national neuroablation registry, and there was considerable interest (55 percent) in being contacted to serve as an instructor.. Neuroablation is clearly of interest to the neurosurgery community, as evidenced from this survey and the recent well-attended Pain Section Biennial Meeting in Chicago, in May 2017. However, it will take significant effort to get these techniques to patients who could benefit from them but can be done so by ...
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Between the two latter diverticula is a mass of mesoderm containing the ducts of Cuvier, and this is continuous ventrally with the mesoderm in which the umbilical veins are passing to the sinus venosus. A septum of mesoderm thus extends across the body of the embryo. It is attached in front to the body-wall between the pericardium and umbilicus; behind to the body-wall at the level of the second cervical segment; laterally it is deficient where the pericardial and pleuro-peritoneal cavities communicate, while it is perforated in the middle line by the foregut. This partition is termed the septum transversum, and is at first a bulky plate of tissue. As development proceeds the dorsal end of the septum is carried gradually caudalward, and when it reaches the fifth cervical segment muscular tissue with the phrenic nerve grows into it. It continues to recede, however, until it reaches the position of the adult diaphragm on the bodies of the upper lumbar vertebræ. The liver buds grow into the septum ...
Intractable Pain - Intractable pain is chronic pain that cannot be treated or removed by usual medical treatments or by natural healing. Intractable pain is debilitating, constant, and incurable even after efforts to relieve this pain made by physicians and surgeons that specialize in treating the part of the body acting as the source of the pain. This type of pain can cause elevations of pulse, blood pressure, and adrenal gland hormones, but vital signs can also be normal in children experiencing chronic, intractable pain. Untreated pain has severe long-term consequences and multi-system effects on ability to heal, sleep patterns, appetite/nutritional status, social engagement, coping skills, emotional stability, and life enjoyment, to name only a few. Early untreated pain that becomes intractable in young children interferes with normal nervous system development and can cause long-term problems with pain management throughout life ...
Audit of pain. Millions of people suffer from chronic or intractable pain. Persistent pain varies in etiology and presentation. In some cases, symptoms and signs may be evident within a few weeks to a few months after the occurrence of an injury or the onset of disease ...
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MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Spine Market Report: 2013 Edition" report to its research store.. The spine market is the largest segment within the global orthopedic market. There are four categories of spine disorders: degenerative conditions, deformities, tumor and trauma-based disorders. Spinal implants include both fusion and non-fusion devices: devices associated with vertebral compression fracture (VCF), interbody devices, cervical, thoracolumbar, and spinal stimulation devices.. The US is the largest market for spinal surgeries and is expected to achieve significant growth on the account of aging population, growing number of younger patients, changing lifestyles and product innovations. However, the spine market in the US has experienced slowdown in 2012 and continues to be plagued with factors like pricing pressures on manufacturers and slumping insurance coverage.. Complete report available @ http://www.marketreportsonline.com/291565.html. Introduction of motion preserving ...
Hou S, Tom VJ, Graham L, Lu P, Blesch A High-level spinal cord injury can lead to cardiovascular dysfunction, including disordered hemodynamics at rest and …
Spinal cord injury, involving damaged axons and glial scar tissue, often culminates in irreversible impairments. Achieving substantial recovery following complete spinal cord transection remains an unmet challenge. Here, we report of implantation of an engineered 3D construct embedded with human oral mucosa stem cells (hOMSC) induced to secrete neuroprotective, immunomodulatory and axonal elongation-associated factors, in a complete spinal cord transection rat model. Rats implanted with induced tissue engineering constructs regained fine motor control, coordination and walking pattern in sharp contrast to the untreated group that remained paralyzed (42% vs. 0%). Immunofluorescence, CLARITY, MRI and electrophysiological assessments demonstrated a reconnection bridging the injured area, as well as presence of increased number of myelinated axons, neural precursors, and reduced glial scar tissue in recovered animals treated with the induced cell-embedded constructs. Finally, this construct is made of bio
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TY - JOUR. T1 - The Influence of Thyroxine and Thiouracil on Rats Fed Excess Tyrosine (34572). AU - Boctor, Amal M.. AU - Rogers, Quinton. AU - Harper, A. E.. PY - 1970/1/1. Y1 - 1970/1/1. N2 - Addition of thiouracil to a high tyrosine diet alleviated signs of tyrosine toxicity in the rat, whereas, daily injections of thyroxine aggravated them. Plasma tyrosine concentration and liver tyrosine transaminase activity were high in rats fed a high tyrosine diet; thyroxine administration increased them further, but depressed slightly the activity of liver p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate hydroxylase.. AB - Addition of thiouracil to a high tyrosine diet alleviated signs of tyrosine toxicity in the rat, whereas, daily injections of thyroxine aggravated them. Plasma tyrosine concentration and liver tyrosine transaminase activity were high in rats fed a high tyrosine diet; thyroxine administration increased them further, but depressed slightly the activity of liver p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate hydroxylase.. UR - ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Image Analysis of Myelination in Second‐Trimester Human Fetal Spinal Cords at Risk for HIV‐1 Infection. AU - WEIDENHEIM, K. M.. AU - EPSHTEYN, I.. AU - RASHBAUM, W. K.. AU - McGURK, J. F.. AU - LYMAN, W. D.. PY - 1993/10. Y1 - 1993/10. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027451667&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027451667&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1993.tb26289.x. DO - 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1993.tb26289.x. M3 - Article. C2 - 7505537. AN - SCOPUS:0027451667. VL - 693. SP - 297. EP - 299. JO - Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. JF - Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. SN - 0077-8923. IS - 1. ER - ...
Two hormones credited with reducing pain and need for opioid analgesics when released naturally during pregnancy and childbirth worked similarly when administered simultaneously to patients with intractable pain, research shows. ...read more
Following the 2016 lambing season we had anecdotal reports that there had been a greater than usual number of outbreaks with high casualty rates and a poor response to treatments.. "We decide to collect up to date information from across the country about which pathogens are responsible for outbreaks and the most appropriate antibiotic to treat them with.". As an easily recognised disease, farmers or their vets do not normally submit cases to any of the eight Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres SAC Consulting runs on behalf of Scottish Government.. However Heather Stevenson believes the offer of free tests will help the college vets gather enough evidence for a proper scientific survey and analysis during the 2017 lambing season.. ...
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Todays post from healthandwellnessfl.com (see link below) is an example of what modern clinics and practices can offer in the area of pain relief through electrical spinal stimulation. In this case, they call it neuromodulation but in fact thats just a fancy name for spinal cord stimulation, either through implants or sensory pads. Its certainly an area undergoing massive expansion and development at the moment and as the science improves, more and more people are benefiting from such a therapy. However, its not for everyone and is pretty expensive, so you really need to do two things before embarking on such a course: a) talk to your doctor, or better still a neurologist and ask his or her advice as to whether this is appropriate for you and b) do as much of your own research as is humanly possible. Some things sound too good to be true and most of them are but spinal cord stimulation is gaining ground with better scientific knowledge, technical advancement and successful results. ...
After complete spinal transection in adult rats, careful combinations of pharmacological and physical therapies create a novel cortical sensorimotor circuit that may bypass the lesion through biomechanical coupling, allowing animals to recover unassisted hindlimb locomotion.
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Authors: Hasan, Sohail J. , Nelson, Brad H. , Valenzuela, J. Ignacio , Keirstead, Hans S. , Shull, Sarah E. , Ethell, Douglas W. , Steeves, John D. Article Type: Research Article Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the developmental stage of the chick embryo when descending spinal tracts lose the capacity for anatomical and functional repair after complete transection of the thoracic spinal cord. Previous studies have demonstrated that the first reticulospinal projections descend to the lumbar cord by embryonic day (E) 5. A comparison of the distribution and density of retrogradely labelled brainstem-spinal neurons in embryos versus hatchling chicks suggests that the descent of all brainstem-spinal projections is essentially complete to lumbar levels between E10 and El2. Transections and control sham operations were performed on different embryos from …E3 through E14 of development. After a recovery period of 5-18 days, the extent of anatomical repair was assessed by injecting ...
Reversed cervical lordosis does have the consequence of early and accelerated degeneration (osteoarthritis) of the spinal joints as well as likely degeneration of the disks. This is becasue the normal weight bearing mechanism of the spine has now been effectively reversed. Concerning a routine of spinal adjustments, this will promote improved movement patterns as well as alleviate stress from fixated cervical segments in the spine, but it will not likely have an effect on changing the curve. You need targeted exercises and specificly applied forces that will affect the ligamentous system as well as the neurological signals sent for higher processing from the spinal nerve roots and joints. The process of changing the shape of the curve should only be performed by a qualified chiropractic physican ...
During the cordotomy, larynx might get injured and bleeding can occur. As a normal body response to any injury, Granuloma and ... Using CO2 laser with a spot size of 0.2 mm and power of 3-5 Watts, a cordotomy is performed 1-2mm anteriorly to the vocal ... The cordotomy provides access to the arytenoid cartilage as well as opens the airway posteriorly. After the operation, the ... If any one of the vocal fold seems to have a slightest degree of motion, then cordotomy is performed on the other one. ...
Cordotomy involves cutting into the spinothalamic tracts, which run up the front/side (anterolateral) quadrant of the spinal ... Procedures include neurectomy, cordotomy, dorsal root entry zone lesioning, and cingulotomy. Neurectomy involves cutting a ...
Cordotomy involves cutting nerve fibers that run up the front/side (anterolateral) quadrant of the spinal cord, carrying heat ... Procedures include neurectomy, cordotomy, dorsal root entry zone lesioning, and cingulotomy. Cutting through or removal of ...
The role of previous nociceptive input in development of autotomy following cordotomy. Exp. Neurol. 119:280-286. Zhang, Y. P., ...
He was one of the first surgeons in the United Kingdom to perform lateral cordotomy for pain relief. During the Second World ...
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... through a needle Cordotomy -> Procedure that disables selected pain-conducting tracts in the spinal cord, in order to achieve ...
... may benefit surgical treatment such as cordotomy. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for pain helps patients with pain to ...
Some options are neurolysis (chordotomy), intercostal nerve transfer, scapulothoracic fusion, arthrodesis (scapulodesis), or ...
"Usefulness of Cordotomy in Patients With Cancer Who Experience Bilateral Pain: Implications of Increased Pain and New Pain" ... may benefit surgical treatment such as cordotomy.[20] ...
Craniotomy Pallidotomy Thalamotomy Lobotomy Bilateral cingulotomy Cordotomy Rhizotomy Laminotomy Foraminotomy Axotomy Vagotomy ...
... to improve Parkinsonism and hyperkinesias by trying a series of modifications of the lateral and antero-lateral cordotomies. ...
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... (or chordotomy) is a surgical procedure that disables selected pain-conducting tracts in the spinal cord, in order to ... Anterolateral cordotomy is effective for relieving unilateral, somatic pain while bilateral cordotomies may be required for ... In open cordotomy, a thoracic approach is normally used so that the spinal cord tracts controlling the breathing muscles are ... Cordotomy is performed as for patients with severe intractable pain, usually but not always due to cancer. Being irreversible ...
Cordotomy. *Rhizotomy. *Vertebrae and intervertebral discs: see Template:Bone, cartilage, and joint procedures ...
Under persistent activation nociceptive transmission to the dorsal horn may induce a pain wind-up phenomenon. This induces pathological changes that lower the threshold for pain signals to be transmitted. In addition it may generate nonnociceptive nerve fibers to respond to pain signals. Nonnociceptive nerve fibers may also be able to generate and transmit pain signals. The type of nerve fibers that are believed to propagate the pain signals are the C-fibers, since they have a slow conductivity and give rise to a painful sensation that persists over a long time.[17] In chronic pain this process is difficult to reverse or eradicate once established.[18] In some cases, chronic pain can be caused by genetic factors which interfere with neuronal differentiation, leading to a permanent reduction in the threshold for pain.[19] Chronic pain of different etiologies has been characterized as a disease affecting brain structure and function. Magnetic resonance imaging studies have shown abnormal ...
Cordotomy. *Rhizotomy. *Vertebrae and intervertebral discs: see Template:Bone, cartilage, and joint procedures ...
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Cordotomy. *Rhizotomy. *Vertebrae and intervertebral discs: see Template:Bone, cartilage, and joint procedures ...
After performing an unaccustomed eccentric exercise and exhibiting severe soreness, the muscle rapidly adapts to reduce further damage from the same exercise. This is called the "repeated-bout effect".[10] As a result of this effect, not only is the soreness reduced, but other indicators of muscle damage, such as swelling, reduced strength and reduced range of motion, are also more quickly recovered from. The effect is mostly, but not wholly, specific to the exercised muscle: experiments have shown that some of the protective effect is also conferred on other muscles.[2]:69 The magnitude of the effect is subject to many variations, depending for instance on the time between bouts, the number and length of eccentric contractions and the exercise mode. It also varies between people and between indicators of muscle damage.[2]:69 Generally, though, the protective effect lasts for at least several weeks. It seems to gradually decrease as time between bouts increases, and is undetectable after about ...
Cordotomy. *Rhizotomy. *Vertebrae and intervertebral discs: see Template:Bone, cartilage, and joint procedures ...
Cordotomy (or chordotomy) is a surgical procedure that disables selected pain-conducting tracts in the spinal cord, in order to ... Anterolateral cordotomy is effective for relieving unilateral, somatic pain while bilateral cordotomies may be required for ... In open cordotomy, a thoracic approach is normally used so that the spinal cord tracts controlling the breathing muscles are ... Cordotomy is performed as for patients with severe intractable pain, usually but not always due to cancer. Being irreversible ...
Cordotomy is a procedure which disables very fine pain-conducting fibres within the spinothalamic tract of the spinal cord to ... The world class Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow will be the first in Scotland to offer a cordotomy surgical ... Patients deemed suitable will then be seen in an assessment clinic where it will be decided if a cordotomy is the most ... "Until now patients who have been assessed in Glasgow suitable for a cordotomy procedure have been referred to Liverpool, ...
A cordotomy is a surgical procedure that is used to relieve pain by cutting the nerves of the spinal cord, as explained in the ... Cordotomy Definition. A cordotomy is a surgical procedure that is used to relieve pain by cutting the nerves of the spinal cord ... A cordotomy may be performed by needle-puncture of the skin with fluoroscopic guidance and local anesthesia or as an open ... cordotomy which would require an additional laminectomy surgery to access the nerves of the spinal canal. ...
The median time from cordotomy to death was 13 weeks (range 0.3-52 weeks). Six early deaths within two weeks of cordotomy ... RESULTS Fifty two patients were using opioids prior to cordotomy. The median daily dose of morphine before and after cordotomy ... The technique of percutaneous cervical cordotomy is well described elsewhere.9 Percutaneous cervical cordotomy is well ... 1989) Percutaneous cordotomy. In Wall PD, Melzack R, eds. Textbook of pain. (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh), pp 832-839, . ...
Cordotomy for intractable malignant pain. In: Narang S, Ross EL, Weisheipl A, eds. Surgical Pain Management: A Complete Guide ... Palliative CT-Guided Cordotomy for Medically Intractable Pain in Patients with Cancer. T.M. Shepherd, M.J. Hoch, B.A. Cohen, M. ... The CT-guided cordotomy procedure was previously described in the neurosurgery literature.4,9⇓-11 Fig 1 and On-line Table 1 ... Percutaneous CT-guided cordotomy for the treatment of pediatric cancer pain. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2013;12:93-96 doi:10.3171/ ...
Cordotomy. Cordotomy is a less common surgical procedure that is used to relieve pain by cutting certain nerves in the spinal ...
Cordotomy. Cordotomy is a less common surgical procedure that is used to relieve pain by cutting certain nerves in the spinal ...
The results obtained by percutaneous cervical cordotomy (PCC) were analysed in 43 terminally ill cancer patients treated in our ... The present role of percutaneous cervical cordotomy for the treatment of cancer pain.. ...
Cordotomy by Coblation for the Treatment of Vocal Fold Immobility:. Benninger and associates (2018) stated that bilateral vocal ... Cordotomy by Coblation for the treatment of vocal fold immobility. *Endoscopic Coblation cauterization for the treatment of ... Outcomes following cordotomy by Coblation for bilateral vocal fold immobility. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(2):149 ... A total of 19 patients were eligible for inclusion, 15 of which underwent cordotomy by Coblation for BVFI without stenosis. ...
KTP-532 laser cordotomy for bilateral abductor paralysis. Produl Hazarika, Deepak Ranjan Nayak, R. Balakrishnan, Girish Raj, ... Hazarika, P., Nayak, D. R., Balakrishnan, R., Raj, G., Pujary, K., & Mallick, S. A. (2002). KTP-532 laser cordotomy for ... KTP-532 laser cordotomy for bilateral abductor paralysis. / Hazarika, Produl; Nayak, Deepak Ranjan; Balakrishnan, R.; Raj, ... KTP-532 laser cordotomy for bilateral abductor paralysis. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. 2002 Jan ...
Cordotomy was performed in a single stage in 2 patients with GBM and in 2 stages in 3 patients with GBM and 2 patients with AA ... Cordotomy was performed in 5 patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and 2 with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA). A Kaplan-Meier ... One-stage cordotomy should be indicated for patients with thoracic GBM or AA presenting with complete paraplegia preoperatively ... In the 2 patients with GBM, cordotomy was performed 2 and 3 weeks after a partial tumor resection. In the 2 patients with AA, ...
Cordotomy. A cordotomy disables nerves in the spinal cord that are responsible for conducting pain impulses to the brain. This ...
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  • Open cordotomy, which requires a laminectomy (removal of part of one or more vertebrae), takes placer under general anaesthetic and has a longer recovery time and a higher risk of side-effects including permanent weakness. (wikipedia.org)
  • A cordotomy may be performed by needle-puncture of the skin with fluoroscopic guidance and local anesthesia or as an open cordotomy which would require an additional laminectomy surgery to access the nerves of the spinal canal. (spine-health.com)
  • 13,More central, destructive procedures such as cordotomy and midline myelotomy of the spinal cord are reserved for patients in whom sensory loss is already present (e. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • We describe our recent experience treating 3 patients with CT-guided C1-2 cordotomy and provide the first characterization of spinal cord diffusion MR imaging changes associated with successful cordotomy. (ajnr.org)
  • In such patients, percutaneous CT-guided C1-2 cordotomy can provide immediate pain relief by selective ablation of the lateral spinothalamic tract that transmits pain, temperature, and deep touch sensation. (ajnr.org)
  • Dr Alison Mitchell, the lead consultant for i nterventional cancer pain service (ICPS) , has been central to the work with colleagues to develop the cordotomy service at the Beatson. (nhsggc.org.uk)
  • For cancer pain, cordotomy is an important and underutilized method for pain control. (thejns.org)
  • Destructive procedures for control of cancer pain: the case for cordotomy. (healthtap.com)
  • 1993. The role of previous nociceptive input in development of autotomy following cordotomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cordotomy can be highly effective in relieving pain, but there are significant side effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of the destructive procedures available for malignant pain appear to be most suitable for pain confined to one side (cordotomy, neurolytic blocks) and when applied with the aim of producing bilateral effects the risk of serious side-effects and complications is considerably increased. (springer.com)