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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526468/-a-comparison-of-three-different-needles-used-for-spinal-anesthesia-in-terms-of-squamous-epithelial-cell-transport-risk
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Ünal Kantekin Çiğdem, Şahin Sevinç, Bolat Esef, Öztürk Süreyya, Gencer Muzaffer, Demirel Akif
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the differences in the number of squamous epithelial cells carried to the spinal canal by three different types of spinal needle tip of the same size. METHODS: Patients were allocated into three groups (Group I, Group II, Group III). Spinal anesthesia was administered to Group I (n=50) using a 25G Quincke needle, to Group II (n=50) using a 25G pencil point spinal needle, and to Group III (n=50) using a non-cutting atraumatic needle with special bending...
May 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525480/a-new-entrance-technique-for-c2-pedicle-screw-placement-and-the-use-in-patients-with-atlantoaxial-instability
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Jia-Ming Liu, Jian Jiang, Zhi-Li Liu, Xin-Hua Long, Wen-Zhao Chen, Yang Zhou, Song Gao, Lai-Chang He, Shan-Hu Huang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study and a technique note. OBJECTIVES: To introduce a new entrance technique for C2 pedicle screw placement and to measure the related linear and angular parameters about the entrance point on computed tomography (CT) images. The safety of this technique for patients with atlantoaxial instability was also evaluated. BACKGROUND DATA: Although earlier studies have introduced different methods for C2 pedicle screw placement, the entry points and the angular parameters may be variable...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525466/facet-preserving-technique-by-en-bloc-flavectomy-in-microscopic-posterior-decompression-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-semicircumferential-decompression-scd
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Yasushi Fujiwara, Hideki Manabe, Tadayoshi Sumida, Bunichiro Izumi, Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Nobuo Adachi
Posterior decompression surgery which enlarges the spinal canal in cases with lumbar spinal stenosis is the most fundamental technique in spine surgery, but controversy still remains for the exact technique. Because nerve roots run under the ventral side on the superior articular process (SAP), achieving both facet joint preservation and nerve root decompression is problematic. In conventional laminotomies or laminectomies, medial facetectomies are performed to decompress the nerve root, but it is ideal to preserve the facet joints completely for preserving joint stability...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523383/anterior-sacral-meningocele-presenting-as-intracystic-bleeding
#4
Ignacio Javier Gilete-Tejero, Marta Ortega-Martínez, Jacinto Mata-Gómez, María Rico-Cotelo, Luis Miguel Bernal-García, Beatriz Yerga-Lorenzana, Ignacio Casado-Naranjo
PURPOSE: To report a case of anterior sacral meningocele with intralesional bleeding secondary to sacrococcygeal trauma. Likewise, there is a discussion about the physiopathology and the surgical approach to these types of lesions. METHODS: A 43-year-old man diagnosed with Marfan syndrome suffered sacrococcygeal trauma. He was admitted to the emergency room due to symptoms of headache, nausea, and lower limb subjective weakness. CT and MRI showed a large retroperitoneal mass with hemorrhagic content close to the sacrum...
May 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521764/barrier-dysfunction-or-drainage-reduction-differentiating-causes-of-csf-protein-increase
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Mahdi Asgari, Diane A de Zélicourt, Vartan Kurtcuoglu
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein analysis is an important element in the diagnostic chain for various central nervous system (CNS) pathologies. Among multiple existing approaches to interpreting measured protein levels, the Reiber diagram is particularly robust with respect to physiologic inter-individual variability, as it uses multiple subject-specific anchoring values. Beyond reliable identification of abnormal protein levels, the Reiber diagram has the potential to elucidate their pathophysiologic origin...
May 18, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514320/preoperative-warming-versus-no-preoperative-warming-for-maintenance-of-normothermia-in-women-receiving-intrathecal-morphine-for-cesarean-delivery-a-single-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Judy Munday, Sonya Osborne, Patsy Yates, David Sturgess, Lee Jones, Edward Gosden
BACKGROUND: Rates of hypothermia for women undergoing spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery are high and prevention is desirable. This trial compared the effectiveness of preoperative warming versus usual care among women receiving intrathecal morphine, which is thought to exacerbate perioperative heat loss. METHODS: A prospective, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial compared 20 minutes of forced air warming (plus intravenous fluid warming) versus no active preoperative warming (plus intravenous fluid warming) in 50 healthy American Society of Anesthesiologists graded II women receiving intrathecal morphine as part of spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511464/a-study-to-assess-the-functional-outcome-of-decompression-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-of-low-grade-spondylolisthesis-of-lumbar-vertebra
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Deepak Hegde, Sameer Mehra, Santhosh Babu, Arjun Ballal
INTRODUCTION: Spondylolisthesis is defined as the forward displacement of one vertebra over the vertebra below. It is often accompanied by spinal canal stenosis and compression, which is the cause of all the symptoms. AIM: To assess and study the functional outcome after decompression and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) of isthmic spondylolisthesis of lower lumbar vertebra and to study the complications occurring with this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in the Department of Orthopaedics in Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India from March 2015 to August 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511074/charcot-arthropathy-of-the-knee-after-unsuccessful-spinal-stenosis-surgery-a-case-report
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Melih Cıvan, Önder Yazıcıoğlu, Mehmet Çakmak, Turgut Akgül
INTRODUCTION: Charcot arthropathy was first described in 1868 by Jean Martin Charcot as a progressive and destructive joint disease. Diabetes, polyneuropathy, syphilis, syrengomyelia and chronic alcoholism are the main causes of the disease. In this study we present a Charcot arthropathy of the knee seen after unsuccessful spinal stenosis surgery. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report here a case of 62 years old patient with Charcot arthropathy at her left knee developed one year after spinal stenosis surgery...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509608/differential-diagnosis-and-recovery-of-acute-bilateral-foot-drop-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-low-back-pain-a-case-report
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Melanie Lomaglio, Bob Canale
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute bilateral foot drop is rare and may be due to peripheral or central lesions. The purpose of this case report was to describe the differential diagnosis and recovery of a patient with low back pain (LBP) that awoke with bilateral foot drop. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 39-year-old man with a history of LBP awoke with a steppage gait pattern. Spinal imaging and tapping were negative for sinister pathologies. A subsequent history taken by the physical therapist uncovered that the patient had previously taken a narcotic and slept in a kneeling position to relieve his LBP...
May 16, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506404/-dural-sinus-thrombosis-following-epidural-analgesia-for-delivery-a-clinical-case
#10
Marco Aurelio Dornelles, Luis M Pereira
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neurological complications of spinal anesthesia are rare conditions. Headache caused by low pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid is one of the most frequent, which occurs after post-dural puncture. A comprehensive history and physical exam must be carried out before making the diagnosis of Post-Dural Puncture Headache (PDPH) and additional tests are necessary to exclude the possibility of developing serious neurological complications such as Dural Sinus Thrombosis (DST)...
May 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504498/-pediatric-case-report-spinal-epidural-abscess
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Mauricio Pons, Leila Pérez, Facundo Juárez
Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon pathology. It has an incidence of one case per 100 000 individuals. An increase is observed due to the raise of risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, spinal abnormalities, tattoos, acupuncture, epidural analgesia, and a greater availability of imaging methods. It is a purulent collection located between the dura and the medullary canal. The most common germs are Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative bacteria. Without timely treatment, it evolves to medullary compression and permanent neurological sequelae...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503314/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-of-lumbar-spine-in-a-toddler-child
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Min Fang Chao, Yu-Feng Su, Twei-Shiun Jaw, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Chih-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND: Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare pediatric central nervous system malignancy with poor outcome. AT/RT is infrequently located in the spinal cord. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 16-month-old boy presented with progressive urinary retention and weakness of the lower extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine revealed an intradural extramedullary mass occupying the spinal canal at the level of T10-L3. The tumor was successfully resected by using neuroendoscopy...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502567/myelopathy-secondary-to-a-spinal-cord-compression-induced-by-c2-nerve-tumors-during-head-rotation
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P Finet, C Raftopoulos
INTRODUCTION: It is well known that nerve root tumors developing in the spinal canal can be responsible for spinal cord compression leading to myelopathy and neurological deficits. We report the case of a patient with bilateral C2 neurofibromas presenting with a myelopathy of the upper cervical spine with no spinal cord compression on standard magnetic resonance imaging. The spinal cord compression occurred between the cervical neurofibromas only during head rotation. CASE REPORT: A patient with bilateral neurofibromas of the C2 nerve roots showed a progressive neurological deterioration with an intramedullary MRI hypersignal without visible compression...
May 11, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491486/crest-calcinosis-affecting-the-lumbar-and-cervical-spine-and-the-use-of-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Kassem Faraj, Kristin Perez-Cruet, Mick Perez-Cruet
Calcinosis in CREST (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia) syndrome can affect the spinal and paraspinal areas. We present the first case to our knowledge where a CREST syndrome patient required surgery for spinal calcinosis in both the cervical and lumbar areas. A 66-year-old female with a history of CREST syndrome presented with right-sided lower extremity radicular pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed bilateral lumbar masses (5.8 cm on the right, 3...
April 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489779/epidural-hematoma-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Jia Li, Ke Qi, Yongjin Zhang, Chenchen Xue, Weidong Xu
RATIONALE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can affect the hip joint, causing deformity and disability. Total hip arthroplasty can obviously relieve the pain of the hip joint, and reconstruct the function of hip joint. Epidural anesthesia in this patient population has high risk of epidural hematoma, but the reason is unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 44-year-old man diagnosed with AS underwent total hip arthroplasty. DIAGNOSES: Six days after operation, he was diagnosed epidural hematoma...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484549/thoracic-psammomatous-spinal-meningioma-with-osseous-metaplasia-a-very-rare-case-report
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Akhil Prakash, Shashank Mishra, Ruchi Tyagi, Prakash C Attri, Amit Bhatnagar, Sandeep Kansal
Thoracic spinal psammomatous meningioma is a rare subtype of meningioma. Among diverse types of mesenchymal differentiation, osseous metaplasia is found to be still rarer. We are presenting a new case of thoracic psammomatous spinal meningioma with osseous metaplasia in a middle aged female which that gives a sense of cancellous bone in the spinal canal. To conclude, meningiomas with osseous metaplasia are very rare tumors that complicate the surgical removal in certain cases. Ossification, if predicted prior to operation with computed tomography reconstruction, makes planning of removal easier...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468527/spinal-racemose-cysticercosis-case-report-and-review
#17
Hussam A Yacoub, Ira Goldstein, Mohammad El-Ghanem, Leroy Sharer, Nizar Souayah
Cysticercosis is a common helminthic infection worldwide, endemic in Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia. Neurocysticercosis typically involves brain parenchyma, subarachnoid space, and the ventricular system. Although the spinal cord is frequently involved in patients with parenchymal neurocysticercosis, isolated spinal involvement is rare, occurring in only 1-3% of patients. We report a case of racemose spinal neurocysticercosis with brain parenchyma involvement in a 49-year-old Mexican man, who presented with unsteady gait and bilateral arm numbness and weakness...
May 4, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467440/serum-biomarkers-in-patients-with-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-opll-inflammation-in-opll
#18
Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Masato Nakano, Taketoshi Yasuda, Shoji Seki, Kayo Suzuki, Yasuhito Yahara, Hiroto Makino, Isao Kitajima, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUD: Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is characterized by replacement of ligamentous tissue by ectopic new bone formation. OPLL causes narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in neurological impairment. However, the pathogenesis of OPLL has not been fully elucidated. We investigated whether inflammation occurs in OPLL or not using high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) in a case-control study. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This study included 103 patients with OPLL in the patient group and 95 age- and sex-matched volunteers with degenerative spinal disease in the control group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466154/spinal-cord-constraints-in-the-era-of-high-precision-radiotherapy-retrospective-analysis-of-62%C3%A2-spinal-paraspinal-lesions-with-possible-infringements-of-spinal-cord-constraints-within-a%C3%A2-minimal-volume
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Sebastian Zschaeck, Peter Wust, Reinhold Graf, Waldemar Wlodarczyk, Reinhard Schild, Alexander Henry Thieme, Mirko Weihrauch, Volker Budach, Pirus Ghadjar
OBJECTIVE: Current constraints aim to minimize the risk of radiation myelitis by the use of restrictive maximal spinal cord doses, commonly 50 Gy. However, several studies suggested that a dose-volume effect could exist. Based on these observations, we evaluated patients receiving potentially excessive doses to the spinal cord within minimal volumes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients receiving radiotherapy between June 2010 and May 2015 using the Novalis(TM) (Varian, Palo Alto, CA, USA; Brainlab, Heimstetten, Germany) radiosurgery system were retrospectively analyzed...
May 2, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460507/-the-clinical-analyses-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-initially-presenting-with-area-postrema-syndrome-in-14-patients
#20
Q F Guo, D D Song, Q Q Wang, Z W Wang, J G Liu, X K Qi
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics of the neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) with the area postrema syndrome as the initial symptom. Methods: A total of 14 cases were enrolled in the study with the diagnose of NMOSD and the area postrema syndrome as the initial symptom. All the clinical data and imaging profiles by the contrasted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and spinal cord were collected and analyzed. Results: The median age of onset was (38.1±17.0) years old and the gender ratio of female to male was 10∶4...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
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