Ameet S Nagpal

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Amphetamine-type agents interact with the vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 (VMAT(2)), promoting the release of intravesicular neurotransmitter and an increase in cytoplasmic neurotransmitter. Some compounds, such as reserpine, "release" neurotransmitter by inhibiting the ability of VMAT(2) to accumulate neurotransmitter in the vesicle, whereas other(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Vascular etiologies are a significant source of radiculopathy. The entities that are reviewed here include epidural spinal hematoma, subdural spinal hematoma, spinal arteriovenous malformation, vertebral hemangioma, spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma, vertebral artery anomalies (both tortuosity and dissection), aortic aneurysm,(More)
Lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks (LSBs) can be performed to determine whether or not a patient’s pain is sympathetically mediated. They can be used as prognostic injections to determine the response to future more permanent sympathectomy or as therapeutic interventions on their own. Common presentations of sympathetically mediated pain include vascular(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This cadaveric study investigated the anatomic relationships of the articular branches of the suprascapular (SN), axillary (AN), and lateral pectoral nerves (LPN), which are potential targets for shoulder analgesia. METHODS Sixteen embalmed cadavers and 1 unembalmed cadaver, including 33 shoulders total, were dissected. Following(More)
Interventional procedures can be applied for diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the patient with pelvic pain, often once more conservative measures have failed to provide relief. This article reviews interventional management strategies for pelvic pain. We review superior and inferior hypogastric plexus blocks, ganglion impar blocks, transversus(More)
BACKGROUND although peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV) infiltration is a frequent hospital occurrence, muscle rupture is a previously unknown complication of line infiltration. We present the case of a 21-year-old male with a history of cystic fibrosis, bilateral lung transplant, and chronic corticosteroid use, with longitudinal tear of the biceps(More)
BACKGROUND Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are among the most common procedures performed in an interventional pain management practice. It is well known that tragic complications may arise from ESIs, most commonly those performed using a transforaminal approach. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) has been hailed as a fluoroscopic technique that can(More)
Soil is a complex physical and biological system that provides support, water, nutrients and oxygen to the plants. Apart from these, it acts as a connecting link between inorganic, organic and living components of the ecosystem. In recent years, presence of xenobiotics, alterations in the natural soil environment, application of pesticides/inorganic(More)
Spastic hemiplegia is a common sequela of stroke. Spasticity that is not optimally reduced with systemic therapy is often treated with intramuscular botulinum toxin injections. Spastic tone can increase the difficulty of appropriately positioning the patient for botulinum toxin injections, lengthen procedure duration, and increase periprocedural pain. Our(More)
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