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for Brachial Plexopathy - Adult

   
Brachial Plexopathy - Adult
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
  • Consider history of trauma, smoking, breast cancer or other thoracic carcinoma
  • If neurogenic pain not responsive to NSAIDs, acetaminophen, consider initiating treatment with gabapentin starting at 100 mg po TID and titrate
  • Consider low dose tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) if no cardiac history; if previous unsuccessful consider pregabalin
  • Avoid narcotics
    Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit X-ray of involved limb if previously not performed
    Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
    Appointment Timeframe  
    How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: Please have patient hand carry if not on CareWeb
    External Patients: Hand carry medical records including obstetric records, previous EMGs, x-rays and surgical evaluations
    Clinic Contact Information Physician: 800-962-3555
    Patient: 734-936-7175
    Clinic Location Sites Eisenhower Park West
    UM Consulting Physician Brian M. Kelly, D.O.
    James A Leonard Jr., M.D.
    M. Catherine Spires, M.D.
    Revised on: 10/07/2009