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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217386/true-oblique-axis-fracture-associated-with-congenital-anomalies-of-the-upper-cervical-spine-case-report-of-an-unusual-fracture-pattern
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Luis A Robles
BACKGROUND: Acute traumatic axis fractures are common cervical spine injuries often caused by road accidents or falls. They are usually classified into three different types, namely, odontoid fractures, Hangman's fractures, and miscellaneous fractures. Congenital malformations of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ), although typically asymptomatic, may result in neural compression or instability, especially following trauma. Here, the authors present an unusual oblique axis fracture occurring in conjunction with several malformations of the upper cervical spine...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196964/fancd2-binds-human-papillomavirus-genomes-and-associates-with-a-distinct-set-of-dna-repair-proteins-to-regulate-viral-replication
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Chelsey C Spriggs, Laimonis A Laimins
The life cycle of human papillomavirus (HPV) is dependent on the differentiation state of its host cell. HPV genomes are maintained as low-copy episomes in basal epithelial cells and amplified to thousands of copies per cell in differentiated layers. Replication of high-risk HPVs requires the activation of the ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) and ATM and Rad3-related (ATR) DNA repair pathways. The Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway is a part of the DNA damage response and mediates cross talk between the ATM and ATR pathways...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195245/ependymoma-with-diffuse-signet-ring-features-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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L Cima, S Beccari, C Ghimenton, G Pinna, A Beltramello, M Chilosi, M Brunelli, A Eccher
Signet-ring cell ependymoma is a rare variant of ependymoma with only seven cases described in literature. Biological behavior and prognosis of this entity are not well-known until now. We present a case of a 49-year-old female with a history of headache and gait instability. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an upper cervical tumor with cystic component and mural nodule. The patient underwent surgery. Microscopically some cells displayed an eccentric nucleus compressed to the periphery by vacuolated cytoplasm...
March 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183572/cervical-sympathetic-blockade-for-the-management-of-electrical-storm
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Rehan Ali, Jeffrey Ciccone, Victor Tseng
A 75-year-old man presented with dizziness and fatigue secondary to ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias. He underwent an elective ablation but continued to suffer from ventricular tachycardia with cardiovascular instability despite antiarrhythmic therapy with multiple agents. The patient continued to develop episodes of ventricular tachycardia and an episode of ventricular fibrillation. Electrical storm encompasses a situation of cardiac instability which may present as several episodes of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation in a short period...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171776/adverse-events-associated-with-the-use-of-cervical-spine-manipulation-or-mobilization-and-patient-characteristics-a-systematic-review
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H A Kranenburg, M A Schmitt, E J Puentedura, G J Luijckx, C P van der Schans
Cervical spinal manipulation (CSM) and cervical mobilization are frequently used in patients with neck pain and headache. Pre-manipulative cervical instability and arterial integrity tests appear to be unreliable in identifying patients at risk for adverse events. It would be valuable if patients at risk could be identified by specific characteristics during the preliminary screening. Objective was to identify characteristics of 1) patients, 2) practitioners, 3) treatment process and 4) adverse events (AE) occurring after CSM or cervical mobilization...
January 23, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150051/atypical-presentation-of-a-cervical-synovial-cyst
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Daniela Linhares, João Lobo, Rui Pinto, Nuno Neves
INTRODUCTION: Synovial cysts of the cervical spine are rare. These lesions have been associated with other spinal conditions as osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, and disc degeneration, with authors postulating a possible link with segmental spinal instability. This study aims to describe an atypically presenting case of a cervical synovial cyst. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old man presented with complaints of cervical radicular pain (VAS of 7) that evolved with development of paresthesia and muscular weakness, compatible with C8 right compression...
February 1, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146029/kinematics-of-the-cervical-spine-following-unilateral-facet-fracture-an-in-vitro-cadaver-study
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Paolo Caravaggi, Linda Chen, Linda Uko, Andres Zorrilla, Spencer Hauser, Michael J Vives
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical study utilizing human cadaveric cervical spines. OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively assess the effects on intervertebral motion of isolated unilateral cervical facet fracture, and after disruption of the intervertebral disc at the same level. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Clinical evidence has indirectly suggested that cervical facet fractures involving 40% of the height of the lateral mass can cause instability of the involved segment...
January 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144584/teriparatide-anabolic-therapy-as-potential-treatment-of-type-ii-dens-non-union-fractures
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Enrico Pola, Virginia Pambianco, Debora Colangelo, Virginia M Formica, Giovanni Autore, Luigi A Nasto
Odontoid fractures account for 5% to 15% of all cervical spine injuries and 1% to 2% of all spine fractures. Type II fractures are the most common fracture pattern in elderly patients. Treatment (rigid and non-rigid immobilization, anterior screw fixation of the odontoid and posterior C1-C2 fusion) remains controversial and represents a unique challenge for the treating surgeon. The aims of treatment in the elderly is to quickly restore pre-injury function while decreasing morbidity and mortality associated with inactivity, immobilization with rigid collar and prolonged hospitalization...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142148/role-of-the-common-fragile-sites-in-cancers-with-a-human-papillomavirus-etiology
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Ge Gao, David I Smith
High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are known to be associated with different anogenital cancers including cervical, anal, penile, and vaginal cancers. They are also found to be responsible for the dramatic increases in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) observed in the United States and Europe. The model for how high-risk HPVs induce cancer formation comes from studies of cervical cancer which usually involves integration of the HPV into the human genome and subsequent changes due to induced chromosomal instability...
February 1, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125522/post-traumatic-spinal-hygroma-causing-cord-compression-in-type-iii-odontoid-fracture-with-vertical-atlanto-axial-instability
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Salvatore Russo, Antonio Belli, Andy Eynon, Ali Nader-Sepahi
STUDY DESIGN: Case-Report OBJECTIVE.: To report the first case in the literature of a traumatic cervical spine subdural cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection (hygroma) under tension causing cord compression. We suggest etio-pathogenesis and modality of treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hygromas are subdural cranial CSF collection. A literature review showed no previous published case of post-traumatic spinal hygroma. This was a potential life threatening sequelae of a high cervical injury that warranted early diagnosis and emergency treatment...
January 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124188/clinical-outcome-and-safety-study-of-a-newly-developed-instrumented-french-door-cervical-laminoplasty-technique
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Luigi Aurelio Nasto, Samiul Muquit, Ana Belen Perez-Romera, Hossein Mehdian
BACKGROUND: Standard laminectomy for treatment of cervical myelopathy is associated with secondary instability and kyphosis, while laminectomy combined with fusion puts adjacent segments at risk of degeneration. Single- and double-door laminoplasty techniques have been developed to overcome these limitations. More recently, complications related to bone graft dislodgment have fostered development of hardware-augmented laminoplasty techniques. The aim of this study is to review the clinical safety and effectiveness of a newly developed technique of instrumented French-door laminoplasty for treatment of cervical myelopathy...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106355/comparative-study-of-fiberoptic-guided-versus-intubating-laryngeal-mask-airway-assisted-awake-orotracheal-intubation-in-patients-with-unstable-cervical-spine-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tanmay Jadhav, Kamath Sriganesh, Madhusudan K Reddy, Dhritiman Chakrabarti
BACKGROUND: A safe airway technique minimizes intubation-associated cervical-spine movement and consequent neurological injury in patients with unstable cervical spine (UCS). Awake fiberoptic-guided intubation (FGI) is preferred in patients with UCS. Alternatively, intubating laryngeal mask airway assisted intubation (ILMA-AI) can be performed both during elective and emergency, requires less expertise and is cost-effective. This study evaluated cervical-spine movement during FGI and ILMA-AI in patients with UCS...
January 20, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094418/comparative-anatomy-and-biomechanical-properties-of-atlantoaxial-ligaments-in-equine-bovine-and-canine-cadaveric-specimens
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Franck Forterre, Michael H Stoffel, Christoph Koch, Christina Precht, Maja Waschk, Alexander Bürki
OBJECTIVES: Atlantoaxial instability has been reported in humans, dogs, equids and ruminants. The functional role of the atlantoaxial ligaments has only been described rudimentarily in equids and ruminants. The goal of the present cadaveric study was to compare the anatomy between the different species and to comparatively assess the role of the stabilizing ligaments of the atlantoaxial joint under sagittal shear loading in canine, equine, and bovine cervical spines. METHODS: Three equine, bovine, and canine cadaveric specimens were investigated...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056870/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-nmdar-antibody-encephalitis-presents-in-atypical-types-and-coexists-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-or-neurosyphilis
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Kaiyu Qin, Wenqing Wu, Yuming Huang, Dongmei Xu, Lei Zhang, Bowen Zheng, Meijuan Jiang, Cheng Kou, Junhua Gao, Wurong Li, Jinglin Zhang, Sumei Wang, Yanfei Luan, Chaoling Yan, Dan Xu, Xinmei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a clinically heterogeneous disorder characterized by epileptic seizures, psychosis, dyskinesia, consciousness impairments, and autonomic instability. Symptoms are always various. Sometimes it presents in milder or incomplete forms. We report 4 cases of anti-NMDAR encephalitis with incomplete forms, 3 cases of which were accompanied by neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder or neurosyphilis respectively. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old man presented with dysarthria, movement disorder and occasional seizures...
January 5, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050200/efficacy-of-carbon-microcoils-in-relieving-cervicogenic-dizziness
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Roseli Bittar, Nédison Gomes Paim Alves, César Bertoldo, Cibele Brugnera, Jeanne Oiticica
Introduction Cervical pain contributes to postural deviations and imbalance. Nanotechnology may be used for the treatment of neck pain by fixing to the skin small rounds silicone patches containing double spiral carbon nanotubes arranged in the form of a coil (Helical), which would then relieve dizziness caused by muscular contraction. Objective The objective of this study is to Evaluate pain and dizziness scores before and after Helical patches effect on cervicogenic dizziness treatment. Methods The selected patients should have neck pain arising from muscle contraction with loss of balance or instability lasting more than 90 days and normal electrooculography...
January 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045856/a-multiparametric-alarm-criterion-for-motor-evoked-potential-monitoring-during-spine-deformity-surgery
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Martín J Segura, María E Talarico, Mariano A Noel
PURPOSE: This is a pilot study to compare changes in the amplitude, area below the curve, number of phases, duration, and latency of the intraoperative transcranial motor evoked potentials (TcMEP) for early detection of impending spinal cord injury. An empirical ratio calculated by a combination of the above-mentioned parameters was also assessed. METHODS: Intraoperative TcMEP recordings from five patients presenting with neuromuscular kyphoscoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis, achondroplasia and lumbar kyphosis, congenital kyphosis, and achondroplasia with cervical instability were reviewed...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033285/migration-of-titanium-cable-into-spinal-cord-and-spontaneous-c2-and-c3-fusion-case-report-of-possible-causes-of-fatigue-failure-after-posterior-atlantoaxial-fixation
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Huibo Li, Jigang Lou, Hao Liu
INTRODUCTION: Atlantoaxial instability is a common and serious injury of the upper cervical spine. Brooks' procedure is widely used to reconstruct the unstable atlantoaxial joint. The migration into spinal cord of titanium cable and spontaneous fusion between C2 and C3 has been little reported and the management of such a patient is difficult. We describe an unusual case of fatigue failure of posterior titanium atlantoaxial cable fixation with migration into the spinal cord and spontaneous fusion between C2 and C3...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012078/odontoid-osteomyelitis-with-atlantoaxial-subluxation-in-an-infant
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Hoon Park, Hyung Kwon Byeon, Hak-Sun Kim, Jung Jun Hong, Kyung-Soo Suk
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of odontoid osteomyelitis with atlantoaxial subluxation in a 6-month-old infant. BACKGROUND: Odontoid osteomyelitis with atlantoaxial subluxation is extremely rare in children. Although several cases have been reported, there have been no studies concerning proper surgical drainage and immobilization in this disease. METHODS: A 6-month-old infant with odontoid osteomyelitis with atlantoaxial subluxation was surgically treated...
December 23, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001265/management-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-an-update
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Andrei F Joaquim, Enrico Ghizoni, Helder Tedeschi, Wellington K Hsu, Alpesh A Patel
Introduction: Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in adult patients. Patients generally present with a slow, progressive neurological decline or a stepwise deterioration pattern. In this paper, we discuss the most important factors involved in the management of DCM, including a discussion about the surgical approaches. Method: The authors performed an extensive review of the peer-reviewed literature addressing the aforementioned objectives...
December 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993739/septic-arthritis-of-an-atlantoaxial-facet-joint-with-normal-inflammatory-markers-case-report-and-literature-review
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Gokhan Kuyumcu, Claus S Simpfendorfer, Maja Babic, Iain H Kalfas, Lucileia Teixeira-Johnson, Carl S Winalski
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis of the atlantoaxial facet joint is extremely rare. Contiguous spread to the median atlantoaxial joints with subsequent dens erosion can lead to atlantoaxial instability. Misleading normal inflammatory markers can result in delayed diagnosis and catastrophic consequences. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 56-year-old man presented with right-sided neck pain that had lasted for 2 days. He did not have fever or chills, and his serum C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were normal...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
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