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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161465/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Shahab Hajibandeh, Shahin Hajibandeh, George A Antoniou, James Rh Scurr, Francesco Torella
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious but preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation systems (NMES) for the prevention of VTE may be beneficial for patients in whom pharmacological or standard mechanical prophylaxis methods are contraindicated or are regarded as unsafe or impractical. Although findings of experimental studies suggest that NMES reduce venous stasis, the clinical utility and effectiveness of NMES in VTE prevention remain controversial...
November 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160153/voice-and-swallowing-dysfunction-in-neurofibromatosis-2
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Simon R Best, Julie Ahn, Shannon Langmead, Vaninder Dhillon, Alexander T Hillel, Lee M Akst, Jaishri O Blakeley
Objective Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a neuro-oncologic condition that presents with bilateral vestibular schwannomas of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA). Voice and swallowing impairment can occur from direct involvement or compression of the vagus nerve or as the result of surgical excision of CPA tumors. The objectives in this study are to (1) assess the prevalence of voice and swallowing impairments and (2) analyze the effects of vagal dysfunction in patients with NF2. Study Design Cross-sectional. Setting Academic tertiary care center...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160005/investigation-of-parameters-predicting-the-need-for-diagnostic-imaging-beyond-computed-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-dogs-with-thoracolumbar-myelopathy-retrospective-evaluation-of-555-dogs
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Lee Emery, Silke Hecht, Xiaocun Sun
Thoracolumbar myelopathy encompasses a number of disease processes such as intervertebral disc disease, discospondylitis, trauma, congenital malformations, neoplasia, and intramedullary spinal cord disease. Compressive disc herniations are most common in dogs and require imaging procedures such as myelography, computed tomography (CT), and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the need and location for decompressive surgery. The purposes of this retrospective, cross-sectional study were to evaluate all dogs undergoing thoracolumbar CT imaging as the initial diagnostic step between 2010 and 2015 and determine whether any of the imaging characteristics could be used to predict the need for additional imaging in the form of myelography, CT myelography, and/or MRI...
November 20, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159776/non-pharmacological-interventions-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-compression-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
María Paniagua-Collado, Omar Cauli
Spinal cord compression is a complex and challenging condition that greatly affects the quality of life. Non-pharmacological techniques have only been studied to a very lesser extent; although they are evidence to be beneficial. We performed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) analysis of the scientific literature in several databases (Medline, Cochrane, Scopus, Cuiden, Pubmed, Lilacs and Embase); using the following keywords: spinal cord compression, spine compression, mobilization, positioning, brace and bracing...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156895/survival-analysis-of-malignant-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-after-palliative-radiotherapy-using-tokuhashi-scoring-system-and-the-impact-of-systemic-therapy
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Wing Ho Mui, Tai Chung Lam, Frank Chi Sing Wong, Wing King Sze
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown similar clinical outcomes of both single and multi-fraction (Fr) radiation therapy among malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MSCC) patients with poor prognosis; whereas, patients expected to have longer survival may require long-course radiotherapy to prevent local failure. However, such a poor prognosis risk group has not yet been clearly identified for use in daily clinical practice. We examined if the known predictive Tokuhashi scoring system could be adapted in MSCC patients treated with palliative radiation therapy...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155254/association-of-riluzole-and-dantrolene-improves-significant-recovery-after-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Bernardo De Caro Martins, Bruno Benetti Junta Torres, Karen Maciel de Oliveira, Mario Sergio Lavor, Carla Maria Osório, Fabiola Bono Fukushima, Isabel Rodrigues Rosado, Eliane Gonçalves de Melo
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Damage to the spinal cord can result in irreversible impairment or complete loss of motor, sensory, and autonomic functions. Riluzole and dantrolene have been shown to provide neuroprotection by reducing neuronal apoptosis after brain and spinal cord injury (SCI) in several animal models of neurological disorders. As these drugs protect the injured spinal cord through different mechanisms, we investigated the cumulative effects of riluzole and dantrolene. PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the neuroprotective efficacy of the combined administration of riluzole and dantrolene in experimental thoracic SCI...
November 15, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154998/intraoperative-vertebroplasty-during-surgical-decompression-and-instrumentation-for-aggressive-vertebral-hemangiomas-a-retrospective-study-of-39-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ben Wang, Song Bo Han, Liang Jiang, Xiao Guang Liu, Shao Min Yang, Na Meng, Feng Wei, Zhong Jun Liu
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Aggressive (Enneking Stage 3, S3) vertebral hemangiomas (VHs) are rare, which might require surgery. However, the choice of surgery for S3 VHs remains controversial because of the rarity of these lesions. PURPOSE: We reported our experience of treating S3 VHs, and evaluated the effectiveness and safety of intraoperative vertebroplasty during decompression surgery for S3 VHs. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty-nine patients with a definitive pathological diagnosis of aggressive VHs who underwent primary decompression surgery in our department were included in this study...
November 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153846/surgical-management-of-neurological-manifestations-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-disorders
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REVIEW
Tord D Alden, Hernán Amartino, Amauri Dalla Corte, Christina Lampe, Paul R Harmatz, Leonardo Vedolin
The mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) disorders are ultra-rare lysosomal storage disorders associated with progressive accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in cells and tissues throughout the body. Clinical manifestations and progression rates vary widely across and within the different types of MPS. Neurological symptoms occur frequently, and may result directly from brain damage caused by infiltration of GAGs, or develop secondary to somatic manifestations such as spinal cord compression, hydrocephalus, and peripheral nerve entrapment...
September 28, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151988/lumbar-spinal-angiolipoma-with-expanding-left-neural-foramen-mimicking-lumbar-schwannoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yener Akyuva, Aylin Gonultas, Numan Karaaslan, Zehra Gulciftci Dagci, Semih Saglik, Mehmet Isyar, Mahir Mahirogullari
Aim: To describe a patient with lumbar angiolipoma mimicking schwannoma in the posterolateral side of the spinal canal with expansion of the left lumbar foramen and to discuss the clinical, radiologic, and surgical features of these lesions with literature. Methods: Without language restriction in this paper, the electronic databases; The Cochrane Collaboration the Cochrane, The Cochrane Library (Issue 2 of 12, Feb. 2011), ProQuest, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NLM) and PubMed dating from 1966 September to January Week 2 2017, were searched for comparative experimental studies using the terms: "OR", "AND"...
2017: Open Neurology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151512/emergency-radiotherapy-for-spinal-cord-compression-due-to-bone-sarcoidosis
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Yoshihito Tanaka, Kageaki Taima, Hisashi Tanaka, Masamichi Itoga, Yoshiko Ishioka, Toshihiro Shiratori, Junichiro Tsuchiya, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Shingo Takanashi, Sadatomo Tasaka
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory granulomatous disease that is systemic, but bone involvement is uncommon. A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital complaining of right shoulder pain with numbness. Computed tomography revealed systemic lymphadenopathy and multiple bone lesions. Because malignant lymphoma with a mass lesion protruding into the vertebral canal was considered, he underwent urgent radiotherapy. Thereafter, a needle biopsy of the left parasternal node was performed and showed epithelioid granulomas, confirming a diagnosis of sarcoidosis...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147447/rare-case-of-spinal-cord-compression-as-initial-presentation-of-thymic-carcinoma
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Prabhsimranjot Singh, Ankur Sinha, Sonali Malhotra, Abhinav Binod Chandra, William Solomon, Yiwu Huang
Thymic carcinomas are rare aggressive cancers with limited clinical trial data. Its usual treatment is surgical resection with variable response to chemotherapy and radiation. It usually presents as anterior mediastinal mass with late sequela of metastases to the lymph nodes, pleura and bones. We present of thymic carcinoma with a rare initial presentation of vertebral metastases causing spinal cord compression.
August 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146435/epidemiology-and-management-of-spinal-trauma-in-children-and-adolescents-under-18-years-old
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Asdrubal Falavigna, Orlando Righesso, Pedro Guarise da Silva, Felix Adolfo Sanchez Chavez, Ericson Sfreddo, Leandro Pelegrini de Almeida, Manuel Jose Valencia Carrasco, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: Report the epidemiology, clinical aspects and management of spinal trauma in children and adolescents. METHODS: Multicenter study of 215 cases of spinal trauma in individuals younger than 18 years of age. All patients were submitted to preoperative and postoperative radiological and clinical evaluation. The fractures were classified according to the AOSpine fracture classification. Neurological evaluation was performed using the Frankel Scale at admission to hospital and at the last follow-up...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145287/transforaminal-endoscopy-in-lumbar-burst-fracture-a-case-report
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Yuanyi Wang, Cong Ning, Liyu Yao, Xiuying Huang, Chengliang Zhao, Bin Chen, Nan Zhang
RATIONALE: Lumbar burst fractures are frequent injury resulting from high-energy trauma, and the patients suffer from pain and the neurologic dysfunction. Although minimally invasive techniques have advanced rapidly, it was the first time to apply transforaminal endoscopic combined with percutaneous pedicle screw fixation to treatment of lumbar burst fractures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 33-year-old man underwent Magerl type A3.1 burst fracture at L2 and compression fractures at L3 due to falling from a height with severe lower back pain, sensory loss, and atony of the right leg...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143222/quantitative-analysis-of-the-level-of-readability-of-online-emergency-radiology-based-patient-education-resources
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David R Hansberry, Michael D'Angelo, Michael D White, Arpan V Prabhu, Mougnyan Cox, Nitin Agarwal, Sandeep Deshmukh
PURPOSE: The vast amount of information found on the internet, combined with its accessibility, makes it a widely utilized resource for Americans to find information pertaining to medical information. The field of radiology is no exception. In this paper, we assess the readability level of websites pertaining specifically to emergency radiology. METHODS: Using Google, 23 terms were searched, and the top 10 results were recorded. Each link was evaluated for its readability level using a set of ten reputable readability scales...
November 15, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142158/computed-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-a-novel-surgical-approach-of-atlanto-axial-instability-with-incongruence-in-dogs
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Mario Dolera, Luca Malfassi, Simone Pavesi, Sara Finesso, Giovanni Mazza, Silvia Marcarini, Massimo Sala, Nancy Carrara, Cristina Bianchi, Jennifer M Gambino
Atlanto-axial (AA) instability due to ligament insufficiency is a common cause of cervical spinal cord compression in toy breeds. However, in some dogs a difference in size between the atlas and the axis leads to joint incongruence that exacerbates AA subluxation and makes surgical treatment challenging. Twelve dogs with AA instability with incongruence were enrolled in a single institution prospective observational study. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the AA joint were compared to a retrospectively reviewed control group...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140834/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-melanoma-a-systematic-review
#16
Nicholas J Hadden, Jerome R D McIntosh, Samuel Jay, Paula J Whittaker
Melanoma is one of the most common primary tumours associated with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). The aim of this review is to identify prognostic factors specifically for MSCC secondary to melanoma. A systematic search of literature was performed in MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Library to identify studies reporting prognostic factors for patients with MSCC secondary to melanoma. Two studies, involving a total of 39 patients, fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The variables associated with increased survival were receiving postoperative radiotherapy, receiving chemotherapy, perioperative lactate dehydrogenase level less than or equal to 8...
November 14, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138883/hallmarks-of-bone-metastasis
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REVIEW
Rachelle W Johnson, Larry J Suva
Breast cancer bone metastasis develops as the result of a series of complex interactions between tumor cells, bone marrow cells, and resident bone cells. The net effect of these interactions are the disruption of normal bone homeostasis, often with significantly increased osteoclast and osteoblast activity, which has provided a rational target for controlling tumor progression, with little or no emphasis on tumor eradication. Indeed, the clinical course of metastatic breast cancer is relatively long, with patients likely to experience sequential skeletal-related events (SREs), often over lengthy periods of time, even up to decades...
November 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137014/radiological-manifestations-and-surgical-outcome-of-combined-upper-cervical-cord-compression-and-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
#18
Hao Li, Xiaopeng Zhou, Gang Chen, Fangcai Li, Junfeng Zhu, Qixin Chen
Combined upper cervical cord compression associated with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a rare and under-recognized disorder. The aim of this study was to investigate the radiological manifestations and surgical outcome of this combined disease.Between May 2011 and July 2015, patients who underwent surgery for combined upper cervical cord compression and cervical OPLL in our institution were included in this study. After a minimum 2-year follow-up, radiological and clinical data were collected...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136257/risk-factors-for-pathological-fracture-and-metastatic-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-in-patients-with-spinal-metastases
#19
Catherine S Hibberd, Gerald M Y Quan
Vertebral pathological fracture and metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) due to metastatic cancer inevitably cause pain, neurological deficit, impaired function, and decreased quality of life and are indications for surgery. In such cases, earlier surgical intervention has the potential to prevent permanent neurological deficit and disability and to maintain function and quality of life. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify and evaluate risk factors for pathological fracture and MESCC in patients with spinal metastases...
November 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135530/should-percussion-pacing-have-a-role-in-perioperative-advanced-cardiac-life-support-a-case-report
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Chris Giordano, Jordan Miller, Ilan Keidan
Percussion pacing involves using one's fist to repeatedly strike a patient's left sternal border in a rhythmic manner. The resulting increase in ventricular pressure can trigger myocardial depolarization and subsequent contraction. We describe the successful treatment of acute preoperative symptomatic sinus bradycardia with percussion pacing in a 63-year-old patient scheduled for placement of a gastric feeding tube after trauma involving spinal cord injury. Although no longer included in current advanced cardiovascular life support guidelines, percussion pacing may be a suitable alternative to chest compressions in multitrauma cases where the force of compressions could cause further complications...
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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