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Pubblicato da fabriziofly in 27 agosto 2012
Pain Relief Centers, Conover, NC; Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, KY, and University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
The contribution of the sacroiliac joint to low back and lower extremity pain has been a subject of debate with extensive research. It is Leggi l’articolo intero »
Pubblicato da fabriziofly in 23 giugno 2012
Pulsed Radiofrequency of Suprascapular Nerve for Chronic Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Double-Blind Active Placebo-Controlled Study.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A Department of Anesthesiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Pain Clinic & Palliative Care Unit, Neurological Institute of Antioquia (INDEA), Medellin, Colombia.
Background: The suprascapular nerve block is frequently implemented to treat chronic shoulder pain. Although effective the nerve Leggi l’articolo intero »
Pubblicato da fabriziofly in 15 giugno 2012
Noninvasive monopolar capacitive-coupled radiofrequency for the treatment of pain associated with lateral elbow tendinopathies: 1-year follow-up.
Facharzt für Orthopädie und Sportmedzin, Kümmellstr 1, 20249 Hamburg, Germany. email@example.com
To evaluate noninvasive monopolar capacitive-coupled radiofrequency (mcRF) for the treatment of pain associated with lateral elbow tendinopathies.
Pubblicato da fabriziofly in 7 giugno 2012
Pulsed radiofrequency in the treatment of persistent pain after inguinal herniotomy: a systematic review.
From the *Multidisciplinary Pain Center and †Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University, Denmark; and ‡Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
ABSTRACT: In the United States, it is estimated that between 6000 and 18,000 individuals each year present with disabling pain after inguinal hernia repair. Although surgical treatment with mesh removal is one of few options available, effective alternatives to Leggi l’articolo intero »
Pubblicato da fabriziofly in 31 maggio 2012
From the *Institute for Pain Diagnostics and Care, Ohio Valley General Hospital, McKees Rocks, PA; and †Anna Rangos Rizakus Endowed Chair for Health Sciences and Ethics, Department of Physical Therapy, John G. Rangos, Sr School of Health Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
The effect of preinjected fluid on bipolar radiofrequency (RF) lesion characteristics has not been investigated with conventional painmedicine equipment. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of preinjected fluid composition on lesion parameters.
Bipolar RF lesioning was performed in ex vivo chicken samples without fluid preinjection or with 0.7 mL of fluid injected through the 2 RF cannulas (total volume, 1.4 mL). The preinjected fluids were sterile water, 0.9% NaCl, 3% NaCl, 1% lidocaine, and 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES). For each condition, RF electrodes were incrementally separated, and the number of trials producing successful lesions was recorded. Maximum and minimum height, length, and depth of the lesions were measured, and volumes of the lesions were calculated.
The preinjection of any fluid increased the odds of consistently achieving a continuous lesion between the electrodes that was at least 75% of the maximal height of tissue damaged; 3% NaCl increased the odds of achieving at least 75% maximum height significantly more than any other fluid except for HES. Injection of any fluid containing NaCl (including lidocaine and HES) significantly increased the mean volume of tissue lesioned over that observed with injection of water.
Fluid composition influences success, alters lesion size, and could be an appropriate consideration when selecting treatment parameters for bipolar RF. The enhanced lesion size and improved odds of producing a successful lesion with increasing NaCl concentration suggest a method to enlarge lesion size in a controlled manner.
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- Pubblicato su PubMed a http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22531381
Pubblicato da fabriziofly in 29 maggio 2012
Gyu-Sik Choi, M.D., Sang-Ho Ahn, M.D., Ph.D., Yun-Woo Cho, M.D., Ph.D., and Dong-Kyu Lee, M.D.
To evaluate the short-term effectiveness of pulsed radiofrequency on the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in patients with chronic refractory cervical radicular pain.
Fifteen patients (13 males, 2 females; mean age, 55.9 years) with chronic radicular pain due to cervical disc herniation or foraminal stenosis refractory to active rehabilitative management, including transforaminal cervical epidural steroid injection and exercise, were selected. All patients received pulsed radiofrequency on the symptomatic cervical dorsal root ganglion and were carefully evaluated for neurologic deficits and side effects. The clinical outcomes were measured using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and a neck disability Leggi l’articolo intero »
Pubblicato da fabriziofly in 22 maggio 2012
Percutaneous radiofrequency lesioning of the suprascapular nerve for the management of chronic shoulder pain: a case series.
Arnold Pain Management Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the analgesic effects of continuous radiofrequency lesioning of the suprascapular nerve (SSN) for chronic shoulder pain. The authors sought to obtain insight into the time-sensitive analgesic success and complications of this therapy.
Pubblicato da fabriziofly in 12 maggio 2012