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The waxy surfaces of three carnivorous plants, Nepenthes ventrata (Nepenthaceae), Brocchinia reducta and Catopsis berteroniana (Bromeliaceae), were compared using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Their effects on attachment and locomotion of the fly Calliphora vomitoria were studied. The waxy surface of N. ventrata is comprised of a heterogeneous layer(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic pelvic and perineal pain can be related to a nerve lesion caused by direct or indirect trauma or by an entrapment syndrome, which must then be demonstrated by a test block. The purpose of this article is to review the techniques and modalities of somatic nerve block in the management of chronic pelvic and perineal pain. MATERIAL AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To list clinical and ethiopathogenical elements relevant to the analysis of an epididymal and testicular pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS Review of published articles on the subject in the Medline(®) (PubMed(®)) database, selected according to their scientific relevance. RESULTS Assessment of a chronic epididymal and testicular pain is mostly(More)
PURPOSE Toxin injections are an effective treatment for neurogenic detrusor overactivity. The efficacy of repeat injections is not well documented. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of repeat injections of toxin A to the detrusor in patients with neurogenic overactive bladders. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who had received 300-UI(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the diagnosis and pathogenesis of chronic prostatitis (CP) and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). MATERIAL AND METHODS A review of the literature was performed by searching the Medline database (National Library of Medicine). Search terms were either medical subject heading (MeSH) keywords (microbiology, pelvic pain, prostatitis) or(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the place of pudendal nerve surgery in pudendal nerve entrapment syndromes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Description of the various surgical techniques and published results. RESULTS The original surgical technique, which remains the reference technique, consists of performing surgical release of the pudendal nerve from the infrapiriformis(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the characteristics of neuropathic pain and the somatic nerve lesions most frequently encountered in the context of chronic pelvic and perineal pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS Review of the literature devoted to pelvic and perineal neuralgia. RESULTS The diagnosis of pelvic and perineal pain related to a somatic nerve lesion is(More)
INTRODUCTION The autonomic sympathetic nervous system conveys nociceptive messages from the viscera to the brain. The purpose of this article is to review the place of autonomic nerve blocks in the management of chronic pelvic and perineal pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS A comprehensive review of the literature was performed by searching PubMed for articles on(More)
The pudendal is the king of the perineum. Most often originating in the S3 root, it is responsible for the teguments of the perineum (glans penis, clitoris, scrotum, and the labia majora, the skin of the central fibrous perineal body, anus), but also the erector muscles and the striated sphincters. The social nerve, it controls erection and the voluntary(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the mechanisms involved in the regulation of pelvic and perineal pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS Description of the anatomical pathways mediating nociceptive transmission and the physiological mechanisms of pain control. RESULTS The pelvis and perineum do not have the same innervation. The pelvis is innervated by the sympathetic(More)