Gregor Drlicek's research while affiliated with Medical University of Vienna and other places

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Purpose: Chronic neuropathic pain, due to injury to the cutaneous nerve branches after knee surgery, is a common postoperative problem. Therefore, the aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the ability of High-resolution Ultrasound (HRUS) to correctly diagnose the cause and origin of neuropathic pain using selective ultrasound-guided diagn...
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Background: Elevated postoperative N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations are predictive for cardiac adverse events in noncardiac surgery. Studies indicate that supplemental oxygen decreases sympathetic nerve activity and might, therefore, improve cardiovascular function. Thus, we will test the effect of perioperative...
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The transverse cervical nerve (TCN) is a superficial cutaneous branch of the cervical plexus that innervates the skin of the anterolateral neck. Therefore, it is exposed to injury in anterolateral cervical surgery, which can cause neuropathic pain. To provide a method with which to relieve patients’ pain, this study aimed to evaluate the possibilit...
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Objectives: The aims of this preliminary study were to determine the number of axonal bundles (fascicles) in the median nerve, using a high-resolution, proton density (PD)-turbo spin echo (TSE) fat suppression sequence, and to determine normative T2 values, measured by triple-echo steady state, of the median nerve in healthy volunteers and in pati...

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... Ultrasound (US) is increasingly used as an imaging modality to identify nerves and their injuries, thanks to its high resolution-when nerves are not deeply located-and the possibility to promptly study them along an extended length. [3][4][5][6][7][8] The RN and its branches are usually superficial enough so that they can be demonstrated accurately by US, especially when pathology is present. 4,9 In this pictorial review, we describe the normal anatomy and course of the RN and its two main terminal branches. ...
... Recently, TESS has been used to assess axonal bundles (fascicles) in the median nerve and to determine the normative T 2 values. 19 That study found different T 2 values between 2 subject groups, with significantly higher (P ¼ 0.023) values in patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (24.27 AE 0.97 ms) than in healthy volunteers (21.01 AE 0.65 ms). ...