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Nerve injury


Peripheral nerve injury

Perioperative peripheral nerve injury after general anesthesia: A qualitative systematic review.
Chui J, Murkin JM, Posner KL, Domino KB.
Anesth Analg. 2018 May 21. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003420. [Epub ahead of print]

Ulnar nerve complications after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow: A systematic review.
Clain JB, Vitale MA, Ahmad CS, Ruchelsman DE.
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr 1:363546518765139. doi: 10.1177/0363546518765139. [Epub ahead of print]

A systematic review of prognostic factors for sensory recovery after digital nerve reconstruction.
Kim JS, Bonsu NY, Leland HA, Carey JN, Patel KM, Seruya M.
Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Mar 29. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001440. [Epub ahead of print]

Peripheral nerve injury associated with a subdermal contraceptive implant: Illustrative cases and systematic review of literature.
Laumonerie P, Blasco L, Tibbo ME, Leclair O, Kerezoudis P, Chantalat E, Mansat P.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;111:317-325. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.160. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

Ulnar nerve management with distal humerus fracture fixation: A meta-analysis.
Shearin JW, Chapman TR, Miller A, Ilyas AM.
Hand Clin. 2018 Feb;34(1):97-103. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2017.09.010.

Hand dysfunction after transradial artery catheterization for coronary procedures.
Ul Haq MA, Rashid M, Kwok CS, Wong CW, Nolan J, Mamas MA.
World J Cardiol. 2017 Jul 26;9(7):609-619. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.609.

Hand-arm vibration and the risk of vascular and neurological diseases - A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Nilsson T, Wahlström J, Burström L.
PLoS One. 2017 Jul 13;12(7):e0180795. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180795. eCollection 2017.

The role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of peripheral nerves following traumatic lesion: where do we stand?
Marquez Neto OR, Leite MS, Freitas T, Mendelovitz P, Villela EA, Kessler IM.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2017 Feb;159(2):281-290. doi: 10.1007/s00701-016-3055-2. Epub 2016 Dec 20.

Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: A systematic review.
Roll SC, Hardison ME.
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb;71(1):7101180010p1-7101180010p12. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.023234.

Evaluation of pediatric upper extremity peripheral nerve injuries.
Ho ES.
J Hand Ther. 2015 Apr-Jun;28(2):135-42; quiz 143. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2014.09.003. Epub 2014 Sep 28.

Factors predicting sensory and motor recovery after the repair of upper limb peripheral nerve injuries.
He B, Zhu Z, Zhu Q, Zhou X, Zheng C, Li P, Zhu S, Liu X, Zhu J.
Neural Regen Res. 2014 Mar 15;9(6):661-72. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.130094.

Postoperative mobilization regimens following digital nerve repair: a systematic review.
Jabir S, Iwuagwu FC.
Eplasty. 2014 Jan 17;14:e5. eCollection 2014.

What is evidence based in the reconstruction of digital nerves? A systematic review.
Rinkel WD, Huisstede BM, van der Avoort DJ, Coert JH, Hovius SE.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Feb;66(2):151-64. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2012.08.035. Epub 2012 Sep 20.

Outcome following nerve repair of high isolated clean sharp injuries of the ulnar nerve.
Post R, de Boer KS, Malessy MJ.
PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47928. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047928. Epub 2012 Oct 17.

Effects of sensory re-education programs on functional hand sensibility after median and ulnar repair: a systematic review.
Miller LK, Chester R, Jerosch-Herold C.
J Hand Ther. 2012 Jul-Sep;25(3):297-306; quiz 307. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2012.04.001.

Advances of peripheral nerve repair techniques to improve hand function: a systematic review of literature.
Mafi P, Hindocha S, Dhital M, Saleh M.
Open Orthop J. 2012;6:60-8. doi: 10.2174/1874325001206010060. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

Comparisons of outcomes from repair of median nerve and ulnar nerve defect with nerve graft and tubulization: a meta-analysis.
Yang M, Rawson JL, Zhang EW, Arnold PB, Lineaweaver W, Zhang F.
J Reconstr Microsurg. 2011 Oct;27(8):451-60. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1281526. Epub 2011 Jul 27.

Iatrogenic upper limb nerve injuries: a systematic review.
Zhang J, Moore AE, Stringer MD.
ANZ J Surg. 2011 Apr;81(4):227-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2010.05597.x. Epub 2010 Dec 23.

Brachial plexus injury

Recovery of elbow flexion after nerve reconstruction versus free functional muscle transfer for late, traumatic brachial plexus palsy: A systematic review.
Hoang D, Chen VW, Seruya M.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Apr;141(4):949-959. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004229.

The use of botulinum toxin injection for brachial plexus birth injuries: A systematic review of the literature.
Buchanan PJ, Grossman JAI, Price AE, Reddy C, Chopan M, Chim H.
Hand (N Y). 2018 Mar 1:1558944718760038. doi: 10.1177/1558944718760038. [Epub ahead of print]

Contralateral C7 nerve root transfer for function recovery in adults: A meta-analysis.
Li WJ, He LY, Chen SL, Lyu YW, Wang SF, Yong Y, Tian W, Tian GL, Gu YD.
Chin Med J (Engl). 2017 Dec 20;130(24):2960-2968. doi: 10.4103/0366-6999.220316.

Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in post-traumatic brachial plexus injuries: A systematic review.
Fuzari HKB, Dornelas de Andrade A, Vilar CF, Sayão LB, Diniz PRB, Souza FH, de Oliveira DA.
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;164:5-10. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2017.11.003. Epub 2017 Nov 11.

Investigation into the optimal number of intercostal nerve transfers for musculocutaneous nerve reinnervation: A systematic review.
Leland HA, Azadgoli B, Gould DJ, Seruya M.
Hand (N Y). 2017 Nov 1:1558944717744280. doi: 10.1177/1558944717744280. [Epub ahead of print]

Efficient imaging: examining the value of ultrasound in the diagnosis of traumatic adult brachial plexus injuries, a systematic review.
Chin B, Ramji M, Farrokhyar F, Bain JR.
Neurosurgery. 2017 Oct 11. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx483. [Epub ahead of print]

Sensory outcomes following brachial plexus birth palsy: A systematic review.
Corkum JP, Kuta V, Tang DT, Bezuhly M.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2017 Aug;70(8):987-995. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2017.05.007. Epub 2017 May 18.

A systematic review of outcomes of contralateral C-7 transfer for the treatment of traumatic brachial plexus injury: an international comparison.
Mathews AL, Yang G, Chang KW, Chung KC.
J Neurosurg. 2017 Mar;126(3):922-932. doi: 10.3171/2016.1.JNS152597. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

Outcome following phrenic nerve transfer to musculocutaneous nerve in patients with traumatic brachial palsy: a qualitative systematic review.
de Mendonça Cardoso M, Gepp R, Correa JF.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2016 Sep;158(9):1793-800. doi: 10.1007/s00701-016-2855-8. Epub 2016 Jun 4.

A systematic review of contralateral C7 transfer for the treatment of traumatic brachial plexus injury: Part 1. Overall outcomes.
Yang G, Chang KW, Chung KC.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4):794-809. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001494.

A systematic review of outcomes of contralateral c7 transfer for the treatment of traumatic brachial plexus injury: Part 2. Donor-site morbidity.
Yang G, Chang KW, Chung KC.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4):480e-9e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001616.

Primary nerve repair for obstetrical brachial plexus injury: a meta-analysis.
Coroneos CJ, Voineskos SH, Coroneos MK, Alolabi N, Goekjian SR, Willoughby LI, Thoma A, Bain JR, Brouwers MC; Canadian OBPI Working Group.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4):765-79. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001629.

Outcome measures used in clinical studies on neonatal brachial plexus palsy: A systematic literature review using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
Sarac C, Duijnisveld BJ, Weide Av, Schoones JW, Malessy MJ, Nelissen RG, Vlieland TP.
J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015 Sep 6;8(3):167-86. doi: 10.3233/PRM-150335.

A systematic review of outcomes reporting for brachial plexus reconstruction.
Dy CJ, Garg R, Lee SK, Tow P, Mancuso CA, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Feb;40(2):308-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.10.033. Epub 2014 Dec 13.

Upper brachial plexus injury in adults: comparative effectiveness of different repair techniques.
Ali ZS, Heuer GG, Faught RW, Kaneriya SH, Sheikh UA, Syed IS, Stein SC, Zager EL.
J Neurosurg. 2015 Jan;122(1):195-201. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS132823.

Treatment of supination deformity for obstetric brachial plexus injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Metsaars WP, Nagels J, Pijls BG, Langenhoff JM, Nelissen RG.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Oct;39(10):1948-1958.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.06.003. Epub 2014 Jul 25.

The evidence for nerve repair in obstetric brachial plexus palsy revisited.
Pondaag W, Malessy MJ.
Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:434619. doi: 10.1155/2014/434619. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

Psychometric properties of outcome measures for children and adolescents with brachial plexus birth palsy: a systematic review.
Bialocerkowski A, O'shea K, Pin TW.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 Dec;55(12):1075-88. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12194. Epub 2013 Jun 27.

A literature review of intercostal-to-musculocutaneous-nerve transfers in brachial plexus injury patients: Does body mass index influence results in Eastern versus Western countries?
Socolovsky M, Paez MD.
Surg Neurol Int. 2013 Nov 27;4:152. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.122233.

A systematic review of evaluation methods for neonatal brachial plexus palsy: a review.
Chang KW, Justice D, Chung KC, Yang LJ.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Oct;12(4):395-405. Doi: 10.3171/2013.6.PEDS12630. Epub 2013 Aug 9.

What is evidence based in the reconstruction of digital nerves? A systematic review.
Rinkel WD, Huisstede BM, van der Avoort DJ, Coert JH, Hovius SE.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Feb;66(2):151-64. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2012.08.035. Epub 2012 Sep 20.

A systematic review of nerve transfer and nerve repair for the treatment of adult upper brachial plexus injury.
Yang LJ, Chang KW, Chung KC.
Neurosurgery. 2012 Aug;71(2):417-29; discussion 429. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318257be98.

Utility of electrodiagnostic testing and computed tomography myelography in the preoperative evaluation of neonatal brachial plexus palsy.
Vanderhave KL, Bovid K, Alpert H, Chang KW, Quint DJ, Leonard JA Jr, Yang LJ.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Mar;9(3):283-9. doi: 10.3171/2011.12.PEDS11416.

Clinimetric evaluation of questionnaires used to assess activity after traumatic brachial plexus injury in adults: a systematic review.
Hill BE, Williams G, Bialocerkowski AE.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Dec;92(12):2082-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.07.188.

Comparison of nerve transfers and nerve grafting for traumatic upper plexus palsy: a systematic review and analysis.
Garg R, Merrell GA, Hillstrom HJ, Wolfe SW.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May 4;93(9):819-29. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.01602.




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