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The appropriate use of neurostimulation of the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system for the treatment of chronic pain and ischemic diseases: the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus
INTRODUCTION The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) evaluated evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of neurostimulationExpand
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A Prospective Evaluation of Iodinated Contrast Flow Patterns with Fluoroscopically Guided Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections: The Lateral Parasagittal Interlaminar Epidural Approach Versus the
BACKGROUND:Lumbar midline interlaminar and transforaminal (TF) epidural steroid injections are treatments for low back pain with radiculopathy secondary to degenerative disk disease. Since painExpand
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Buprenorphine Added to the Local Anesthetic for Axillary Brachial Plexus Block Prolongs Postoperative Analgesia
Background and Objectives Buprenorphine added to local anesthetic solutions for supraclavicular block was found to triple postoperative analgesia duration in a previous study when compared with localExpand
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Concordant pressure paresthesia during interlaminar lumbar epidural steroid injections correlates with pain relief in patients with unilateral radicular pain.
BACKGROUND Transforaminal and interlaminar epidural steroid injections are commonly used interventional pain management procedures in the treatment of radicular low back pain. Even though severalExpand
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Buprenorphine Added to the Local Anesthetic for Brachial Plexus Block to Provide Postoperative Analgesia in Outpatients
Background and Objectives Over the past 10 years, several studies have suggested that the addition of certain opiates to the local anesthetic used for brachial block may provide effective,Expand
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A comparative study of 0.25% ropivacaine and 0.25% bupivacaine for brachial plexus block.
The present study compares the effectiveness of 0.25% ropivacaine and 0.25% bupivacaine in 44 patients receiving a subclavian perivascular brachial plexus block for upper extremity surgery. TheExpand
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Neurologic Sequelae After Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block for Shoulder/Upper Arm Surgery: The Association of Patient, Anesthetic, and Surgical Factors to the Incidence and Clinical Course
We determined the incidence, distribution, and resolution of neurologic sequelae and the association with anesthetic, surgical, and patient factors after single-injection interscalene block (ISB)Expand
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A novel revision to the classical transnasal topical sphenopalatine ganglion block for the treatment of headache and facial pain.
BACKGROUND The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is located with some degree of variability near the tail or posterior aspect of the middle nasal turbinate. The SPG has been implicated as a strategicExpand
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Cervical spinal cord stimulation treatment of deafferentation pain from brachial plexus avulsion injury complicated by complex regional pain syndrome.
Brachial plexus avulsion is a rare and debilitating condition frequently associated with severe, intractable neuropathic pain. Interventional treatment modalities include dorsal root entry zoneExpand
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Buprenorphine Enhances and Prolongs the Postoperative Analgesic Effect of Bupivacaine in Patients Receiving Infragluteal Sciatic Nerve Block
Background:Results from previous studies have shown favorable effects from the addition of buprenorphine to local anesthetics used for interscalene or axillary perivascular brachial plexus blocks.Expand
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