Trigeminal Neuralgia
January 2019 Issue
 
 
 

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Trigeminal Neuralgia abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Trigeminal Neuralgia. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Trigeminal Neuralgia. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

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1:Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia with no neurovascular compression: A retrospective study and literature review.
Authors:Guo H, Song G, Wang X, Bao Y
Institution:Department of Skull Base Surgery Center, Department of Neurosurgery, XuanWu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Electronic address: guohongchuan2016@163.com.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2018 Dec;58:42-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.10.066. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

2:Dedicated Linear Accelerator Radiosurgery for Classic Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Single-Center Experience with Long-Term Follow-Up.
Authors:Debono B, Lotterie JA, Sol JC, Bousquet P, Duthil P, Monfraix S, Lazorthes Y, Sabatier J, Latorzeff I
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Capio-Clinique des Cedres, Toulouse, France; Department of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France. Electronic address: bdebono@gmail.com. France. France; Department of Neurosurgery, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France. France. France. France. France; Department of Neurosurgery, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France. France; Department of Radiotherapy, Groupe ONCORAD Garonne, Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2019 Jan;121:e775-e785. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.222. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

3:Refactory Trigeminal Neuralgia successfully treated by combination therapy (Pregabalin plus Lamotrigine).
Authors:Solaro CM, Ferriero G
Institution:Rehabilitation Unit, "Mons.L. Novarese" Hospital, Moncrivello (VC), Italy. Electronic address: csolaro@libero.it. Scientifici Maugeri, Lissone (MB), Italy. Electronic address: giorgio.ferriero@icsmaugeri.it.
Journal:Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2018 Oct;25:165-166. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2018.07.027. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

4:Trigeminal Neuralgia due to Vertebrobasilar Artery Compression.
Authors:Honey CM, Kaufmann AM
Institution:Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Electronic address: c.michael.honey@gmail.com.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Oct;118:e155-e160. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.06.145. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

5:Intraoperative and Postoperative Bleeding in Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Authors:Kasuya H, Kuroi Y, Yokosako S, Koseki H, Tani S
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: hkasuya@twmu.ac.jp. Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo, Japan.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Oct;118:e123-e128. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.06.139. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

6:Quantitative analysis of the safety and efficacy of microvascular decompression for patients with trigeminal neuralgia above and below 65years of age.
Authors:Wallach J, Ho AL, Kim LH, Chaudhuri AA, Chaudhary N, Vaz-Guimaraes F, Chang SD
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States; Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States.; Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States. Electronic address: sdchang@stanford.edu.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2018 Sep;55:13-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.06.010. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

7:Immediate and Long-Term Outcomes of Microvascular Decompression for Mixed Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Authors:Wu A, Doshi T, Hung A, Garzon-Muvdi T, Bender MT, Bettegowda C, Lim M
Institution:Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Electronic address: adelawu@gmail.com. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep;117:e300-e307. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.06.016. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

8:Therapeutic Failure in Trigeminal Neuralgia: from a Clarification of Trigeminal Nerve Somatotopy to a Targeted Partial Sensory Rhizotomy.
Authors:Terrier LM, Amelot A, Francois P, Destrieux C, Zemmoura I, Velut S
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, CHRU de Tours, Tours, France; UMR Inserm U1253, iBrain, Universite de Tours, Tours, France; Laboratory of Anatomy - Faculte de Medecine, Tours, France. Electronic address: lmterrier14@gmail.com.; Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, Department of Neurosurgery, La Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris, France; Sorbonne-University, Pierre et Marie Curie School of Medicine, Paris, France.; Department of Neurosurgery, CHRU de Tours, Tours, France.; Department of Neurosurgery, CHRU de Tours, Tours, France; UMR Inserm U1253, iBrain, Universite de Tours, Tours, France.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep;117:e138-e145. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.211. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

9:Efficacy and Safety of Botulinum Toxin Type A in Treating Patients of Advanced Age with Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Authors:Liu J, Xu YY, Zhang QL, Luo WF
Institution:Department of Neurology and Suzhou Clinical Research Center of Neurological Disease, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215004, China.; Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Translational Research and Therapy for Neuro-Psychiatric-Diseases, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China.
Journal:Pain Res Manag. 2018 Apr 5;2018:7365148. doi: 10.1155/2018/7365148. eCollection 2018.

10:Ultrasound-Guided Intervention for Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Updated Review of Anatomy and Techniques.
Authors:Allam AE, Khalil AAF, Eltawab BA, Wu WT, Chang KV
Institution:Department of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Tanta University Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt. Hospital Bei-Hu Branch, Taipei, Taiwan.
Journal:Pain Res Manag. 2018 Apr 2;2018:5480728. doi: 10.1155/2018/5480728. eCollection 2018.

11:Evaluation of Microvascular Decompression as Rescue Therapy for Trigeminal Neuralgia in Patients with Failed Gamma Knife Surgery.
Authors:Zhao H, Fan SQ, Wang XH, Zhang X, Tang YD, Zhu J, Zhou P, Li ST
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. Electronic address: lishiting@xinhuamed.com.cn.; Department of Neurosurgery, HuanHu Hospital Affiliated to Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Aug;116:e86-e91. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.063. Epub 2018 May 26.

12:First treatment and retreatment of medically refractive trigeminal neuralgia by stereotactic radiosurgery versus microvascular decompression: a systematic review and Meta-analysis.
Authors:Lu VM, Duvall JB, Phan K, Jonker BP
Institution:a Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney , Sydney , NSW , Australia. Prince Alfred Hospital, The University of Sydney , Sydney , NSW , Australia.
Journal:Br J Neurosurg. 2018 Aug;32(4):355-364. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2018.1472213. Epub 2018 May 10.

13:Efficacy and Safety of Microvascular Decompression and Gamma Knife Surgery Treatments for Patients with Primary Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Prospective Study.
Authors:Zeng YJ, Zhang H, Yu S, Zhang W, Sun XC
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. Electronic address: sunxiaochuan_sxc@163.com.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Aug;116:e113-e117. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.120. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

14:The psychosocial impact of orofacial pain in trigeminal neuralgia patients: a systematic review.
Authors:Melek LN, Devine M, Renton T
Institution:Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt. Electronic address: lydia.nabil@dent.alex.edu.eg.
Journal:Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jul;47(7):869-878. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2018.02.006. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

15:Awake Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia: Concept and Initial Results.
Authors:Abdulrauf SI, Urquiaga JF, Patel R, Albers JA, Sampat VB, Baumer M, Marvin E, Pierson M, Kragel R, Walsh J
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Electronic address: abdulrsi@slu.edu.; Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 May;113:e309-e313. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.02.019. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

16:Pain-Free Outcomes and Durability of Surgical Intervention for Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Comparison of Gamma Knife and Microvascular Decompression.
Authors:Mendelson ZS, Velagala JR, Kohli G, Heir GM, Mammis A, Liu JK
Institution:Department of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA. School, Newark, New Jersey, USA. School, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Diagnostic Sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, New Jersey, USA. School, Newark, New Jersey, USA. School, Newark, New Jersey, USA; Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery, Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Electronic address: james.liu.md@rutgers.edu.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Apr;112:e732-e746. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.141. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

17:A Systematic Review of the Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
Authors:Zakrzewska JM, Wu J, Brathwaite TS
Institution:Facial Pain Unit, Eastman Dental Hospital, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: j.zakrzewska@ucl.ac.uk. of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom. Foundation Trust, London.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;111:291-306. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.147. Epub 2017 Dec 30.

18:Prospective Study of Neuroendoscopy versus Microscopy: 213 Cases of Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia Performed by One Neurosurgeon.
Authors:Xiang H, Wu G, Ouyang J, Liu R
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Jiangxi People's Hospital, Nanchang, People's Republic of China. People's Republic of China. People's Republic of China. People's Republic of China. Electronic address: Liure@126.com.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;111:e335-e339. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.051. Epub 2017 Dec 16.

19:Hearing Loss following Posterior Fossa Microvascular Decompression: A Systematic Review.
Authors:Bartindale M, Kircher M, Adams W, Balasubramanian N, Liles J, Bell J, Leonetti J
Institution:1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA.; 2 Clinical Research Office-Division of Biostatistics, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA.
Journal:Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Jan;158(1):62-75. doi: 10.1177/0194599817728878. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

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