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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)
INTRODUCTION Pudendal neuralgia is a recently identified and now clearly recognized clinical entity. This chronic disabling pain is due to a pelviperineal tunnel syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS Review of the literature based on a Medline search of articles devoted to this subject. RESULTS The diagnosis is purely clinical, based on simple consensual(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 combine epidemiological and health economics data concerning urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes. MATERIAL Review of articles concerning this topic in the Medline (PubMed) database, chosen according to their scientific relevance. RESULTS Prevalences are about 10,000/100,000 for chronic pelvic pain syndrome/chronic prostatis, 239 to(More)
INTRODUCTION Some patients have atypical perineal neuropathic pain that differs from a pudendal neuralgia. The purpose of this study was to define a new clinical entity of such pain and to evaluate the therapeutic benefit of corticosteroid infiltration. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study of 72 patients presenting with atypical perineal pain. A nerve(More)
INTRODUCTION Neuromodulation is a nonspecific analgesic treatment whose mechanism of action has not yet been elucidated. The purpose of this article is to review the techniques and results of neuromodulation in the management of chronic pelvic and perineal pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS A comprehensive review of the literature was performed by searching(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse pathophysiology of adhesions and their link with chronic pelvic pain, as well as therapeutic and prevention options as reported in the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS Review of articles and consensus conferences published on this topic in the Medline (Pubmed) database, selected according to their scientific relevance. RESULTS(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)