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Differentiation of thoracic outlet syndrome from treatment-resistant cervical brachial pain syndromes: development and utilization of a questionnaire, clinical examination and ultrasound evaluation.

  title={Differentiation of thoracic outlet syndrome from treatment-resistant cervical brachial pain syndromes: development and utilization of a questionnaire, clinical examination and ultrasound evaluation.},
  author={Sheldon E. Jordan and Samuel S. Ahn and Hugh A. Gelabert},
  journal={Pain physician},
  volume={10 3},
OBJECTIVE The present study was undertaken to determine which factors differentiate patients with a good outcome after treatment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) from patients with a poor outcome. METHODS A total of 85 patients, who were examined during one year, had at least 6 months of follow up after treatment for TOS with either surgery or botulinum chemodenervation. RESULTS Socioeconomic factors of work disability or workers' compensation claims did not differentiate treatment… 

Intermediate and Long-term Outcomes Following Surgical Decompression of Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in an Adolescent Patient Population

Surgical treatment of NTOS in adolescent patients has favorable intermediate and long-term outcomes, including first rib resection, and patient-reported outcome scores.

Outcomes After Treatment of NTOS

Evaluation of results and long term outcomes following surgical treatment has been difficult because there are no reliable, standardized or objective criteria to establish a diagnosis of NTOS and there is great variability in follow-up time and criteria for outcome.

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Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and other Forms of Cervical Brachial Syndrome Treated with Plasma Concentrate Enriched for Alpha 2 Macroglobulin.

Results suggest that A2M-PPP, when injected into muscle, tendon, and epineurium with live ultrasound guidance, appears to be relatively safe and free of postinjection inflammatory reactions that are often seen after platelet-poor plasma injection.



Outcomes after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

Operative decompression was beneficial for most patients and psychological and social factors, including depression, marital status, and education, are associated with self-reported disability.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery: Long-Term Functional Results

This series showed that the 2-year results of TOS surgery were satisfactory in the majority of cases and patients suffering from poorly systematized neurological symptoms in the arm should be denied surgery or at least informed that postoperative results might be disappointing.

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Electrophysiological guidance facilitates accurate needle tip placement in the performance of ASM blocks; the results of these blocks appear to correlate with surgical outcomes.

Doppler Adson’s Test: Predictor of Outcome of Surgery in Non-Specific Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Duplex scanning of the thoracic outlet during Adson’s maneuvre may help predict outcome of thorACic outlet decompression surgery in cases of non-specific TOS.

Outcome of surgery for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow): effect of worker's compensation.

The results of extensor origin release for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) against worker's compensation (WC) status were compared and pain relief, symptom recurrence, satisfaction with procedure outcome, and ability to return to work (same or similar job) were evaluated.

The American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia. Report of the Multicenter Criteria Committee.

Criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia are widespread pain in combination with 2) tenderness at 11 or more of the 18 specific tender point sites, and no exclusions are made for the presence of concomitant radiographic or laboratory abnormalities.

Clinical assessment, prognosis and return to work with reference to work related neck and upper limb disorders.

  • M. Hagberg
  • Medicine
    Giornale italiano di medicina del lavoro ed ergonomia
  • 2005
Despite the large number of patients with neck and upper limb disorders the scientific evidence for clinical assessment, to determine the prognosis and for successful procedures for return to work are few.

Thoracic outlet syndrome: evaluation of the subclavian vessels by color duplex sonography.

Doppler sonography has potential in the evaluation of thoracic outlet syndrome when the sonographic criteria of subclavian vein clot or compression resulting in a complete loss of normal venous phasicity with arm abduction and the clinical criterion of subsequent improvement in symptoms after curative surgery are used.

[Arthroscopic subacromial decompression].

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression is an effective procedure for the majority of patients with stage II impingement syndrome and WCB claims were associated with inferior results, in this study.