JOURNAL ARTICLE
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Percutaneous lumbar sympathetic plexus catheter placement for short- and long-term pain relief: CT technique and results.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to evaluate the use of percutaneously placed lumbar sympathetic plexus catheter placement under CT guidance in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or nonspecified neuropathic pain (NP) of the lower extremity.

METHOD: Sixteen lumbar sympathetic plexus catheter placements were performed in seven patients with CRPS and seven patients with NP. A 19 gauge epidural catheter was placed anterior to the psoas muscle at the L2-3 level. Twenty-five to 840 mg of bupivacaine hydrochloride per day was administered for a 1 to 8 day duration.

RESULTS: In CRPS patients, there was complete short-term pain relief in one patient, considerable in four, mild in one, and none in one. There was total long-term pain relief in one patient and considerable long-term pain relief in three. In three patients, there was enduring pain relief at last follow-up. In NP patients, the procedure yielded considerable short-term pain relief in four, mild in two, and none in one. There was no enduring long-term in any of these patients. A retroperitoneal abscess developed in one patient and resolved on intravenous antibiotics without sequelae.

CONCLUSION: Percutaneous lumbar sympathetic plexus catheter placement is easily performed, achieves short-term pain relief in the majority of patients, and may prove effective in long-term pain relief of CRPS patients.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app