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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142811/carotid-artery-stiffness-and-development-of-hypertension-in-people-with-paraplegia-and-no-overt-cardiovascular-disease-a-7-year-follow-up-study
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Olga Vriz, Nicole Bertin, Arianna Ius, Emiliana Bizzarini, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Antonini-Canterin
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare arterial stiffness between people with paraplegia and able-bodied persons (ABPs) and to assess cardiovascular markers that may be predictive of the development of arterial hypertension in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Setting: This study was conducted at rehabilitation Hospital, Udine (Italy). Methods: Fifty-seven patients with SCI were prospectively enrolled and compared with 88 healthy ABPs...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142031/activity-limitations-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-role-for-fear-of-movement-and-re-injury-beliefs
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Thijs W Swinnen, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Wim Dankaerts, Rene Westhovens, Kurt de Vlam
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fear of movement and (re)injury [FOM/(R)I] beliefs, measured with the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia 11-item version (TSK-11), influence activity limitations and mediate the relationship between pain severity and activity limitations in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: In 173 patients with axSpA, these data were collected: sex, body mass index, disease duration, medication, activity limitations (BASFI; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index), disease activity [Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI); BASDAIinf, items 5 and 6; BASDAIpain, items 2 and 3; C-reactive protein and physician's global assessment], spinal mobility (BASMI; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index), and FOM/(R)I (TSK-11)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127294/preventing-shivering-with-adjuvant-low-dose-intrathecal-meperidine-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Yu-Cih Lin, Chien-Yu Chen, Yuan-Mei Liao, Alan Hsi-Wen Liao, Pi-Chu Lin, Chuen-Chau Chang
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate the pros and cons of adjuvant low dose intrathecal meperidine for spinal anaesthesia. We searched electronic databases for randomized controlled trials using trial sequential analysis (TSA) to evaluate the incidence of reduced rescue analgesics, shivering, pruritus, nausea and vomiting when applying adjuvant intrathecal meperidine. Twenty-eight trials with 2216 patients were included. Adjuvant intrathecal meperidine, 0.05-0.5 mg kg(-1), significantly reduced incidence of shivering (relative risk, RR, 0...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125429/graft-subsidence-as-a-predictor-of-revision-surgery-following-stand-alone-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Zachary J Tempel, Michael M McDowell, David M Panczykowski, Gurpreet S Gandhoke, D Kojo Hamilton, David O Okonkwo, Adam S Kanter
OBJECTIVE Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is a less invasive surgical option commonly used for a variety of spinal conditions, including in high-risk patient populations. LLIF is often performed as a stand-alone procedure, and may be complicated by graft subsidence, the clinical ramifications of which remain unclear. The aim of this study was to characterize further the sequelae of graft subsidence following stand-alone LLIF. METHODS A retrospective review of prospectively collected data was conducted on consecutive patients who underwent stand-alone LLIF between July 2008 and June 2015; 297 patients (623 levels) met inclusion criteria...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120963/high-dose-versus-low-dose-tranexamic-acid-to-reduce-transfusion-requirements-in-pediatric-scoliosis-surgery
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Daniel J Johnson, Christine C Johnson, Susan M Goobie, Nina Nami, Joshua A Wetzler, Paul D Sponseller, Steven M Frank
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to quantify blood loss and transfusion requirements for high-dose and low-dose tranexamic acid (TXA) dosing regimens in pediatric patients undergoing spinal fusion for correction of idiopathic scoliosis. Previous investigators have established the efficacy of TXA in pediatric scoliosis surgery; however, the dosing regimens vary widely and the optimal dose has not been established. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed electronic medical records for 116 patients who underwent spinal fusion surgery for idiopathic scoliosis by a single surgeon and were treated with TXA...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114284/intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-cranial-and-spinal-cases-using-preexisting-c-shaped-three-side-open-0-2-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Vinod Kumar Tewari, Ravindra Tripathi, Subodh Aggarwal, Mazhar Hussain, Hari Kishan Das Gupta
Background: The existing Intraoperative MRI (IMRI) of developed countries is too costly to be affordable in any developing country and out of the reach of common and poor people of developing country at remote areas. We have used the pre-existing (refurbished) 3 side open "C" shaped 0.2 Tesla MRI for IMRI in a very remote area. Materials and Methods: In this technique the 0.2 Tesla MRI and the operating theatre were merged. MRI table was used as an operation table...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109666/prevalence-of-pressure-ulcer-and-nutritional-factors-affecting-wound-closure-success-in-thailand
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Supakrit Auiwattanakul, Winai Ungpinitpong, Surakrant Yutthakasemsunt, Supawan Buranapin, Kaweesak Chittawatanarat
Introduction: The authors aimed to estimate the prevalence of pressure ulcers and to explore the nutritional effects of the prognostic factors on successful pressure ulcer closure in a public tertiary care hospital in Thailand. Patients and Methods: The study was a retrospective cohort analysis of seven-year census (2008 - 2014) at Surin hospital in Thailand. There were 424 of total 240,826 patients aged over than 15 years admitted to surgery, orthopedics and medicine wards during the study period with documented pressure ulcers (ICD 10TM)...
September 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105945/role-of-bmi-and-age-in-predicting-pathologic-vertebral-fractures-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yi-Lun Chen, Yao-Chung Liu, Chia-Hung Wu, Chiu-Mei Yeh, Hsun-I Chiu, Gin-Yi Lee, Yu-Ting Lee, Pei Hsu, Ting-Wei Lin, Jyh-Pyng Gau, Liang-Tsai Hsiao, Tzeon-Jye Chiou, Jin-Hwang Liu, Chia-Jen Liu
Vertebral fractures affect approximately 30% of myeloma patients and lead to a poor impact on survival and life quality. In general, age and body mass index (BMI) are reported to have an important role in vertebral fractures. However, the triangle relationship among age, BMI, and vertebral fractures is still unclear in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) patients. This study recruited consecutive 394 patients with NDMM at Taipei Veterans General Hospital between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2015. Risk factors for vertebral fractures in NDMM patients were collected and analyzed...
November 6, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105658/representativeness-of-the-spinal-cord-injury-model-systems-national-database
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Jessica M Ketchum, Jeffrey P Cuthbert, Anne Deutsch, Yuying Chen, Susan Charlifue, David Chen, Marcel P Dijkers, James E Graham, Allen W Heinemann, Daniel P Lammertse, Gale G Whiteneck
STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of prospectively collected observational data. OBJECTIVES: To assess the representativeness of the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems National Database (SCIMS-NDB) of all adults aged 18 years or older receiving inpatient rehabilitation in the United States (US) for new onset traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation centers in the US. METHODS: We compared demographic, functional status, and injury characteristics (nine categorical variables comprising of 46 categories and two continuous variables) between the SCIMS-NDB (N = 5969) and UDS-PRO/eRehabData (N = 99,142) cases discharged from inpatient rehabilitation in 2000-2010...
November 6, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099409/cost-effectiveness-of-primary-and-revision-surgery-for-adult-spinal-deformity
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Tina Raman, Suresh K Nayar, Shuiqing Liu, Skolasky L Richard, Khaled M Kebaish
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare functional outcomes, hospital resource utilization, and spine-related costs during 2 years in patients who had undergone primary or revision surgery for adult spinal deformity (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: After surgery for ASD, patients may require revision for pseudarthrosis, implant complications, or deformity progression. Data evaluating cost-effectiveness of primary and, in particular, revision surgery, for ASD are sparse...
November 2, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097335/isolated-transverse-process-spinal-fractures-increase-the-likelihood-of-incurring-visceral-and-pelvic-injuries-a-retrospective-review-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
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Lucas R Philipp, Jason Boulter, Christopher Deibert, Faiz U Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Although isolated transverse process fractures (ITPF) do not confer any inherent risk of compromised spinal stability, there is growing interest in their overall prognostic significance. As a proxy for localized or directional forces in high energy traumatic mechanisms, ITPF may serve as an indicator for the presence of other coexisting traumatic injuries. Specific injuries may be predicted by the presence of ITPF at specific spinal levels, but few studies have examined this in depth and may not account for confounding variables...
October 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095414/effects-of-combined-magnetic-fields-cmf-treatment-and-nano-hydroxyapatite-ha-coating-on-porous-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-bcp-bone-graft-in-rabbit-spinal-fusion-model
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Xianglong Zhuo, Chentian Li, Bing Li, Zhaoyang Li, Hongbin Lv, Jianjun Huang, Daqi Xu, Jian-Zhong Hu
STUDY DESIGN: An animal experimental study was designed to investigate the efficacy of combined magnetic fields (CMF) treatment and nano-hydroxyapatite (HA) coating in the biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) graft in posterolateral lumbar fusion. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of CMF treatment and nano-HA/BCP and their combination effect in posterolateral lumbar fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Enhancement of artificial bone graft bioeffects could improve spinal fusion outcomes...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093788/normal-age-adjusted-sagittal-spinal-alignment-is-achieved-with-surgical-correction-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Subaraman Ramchandran, Norah Foster, Akhila Sure, Thomas J Errico, Aaron J Buckland
Study Design: Retrospective analysis. Purpose: Our hypothesis is that the surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) maintains normal sagittal alignment as compared to age-matched normative adolescent population. Overview of Literature: Sagittal spino-pelvic alignment in AIS has been reported, however, whether corrective spinal fusion surgery re-establishes normal alignment remains unverified. Methods: Sagittal profiles and spino-pelvic parameters of thirty-eight postsurgical correction AIS patients ≤21 years old without prior fusion from a single institution database were compared to previously published normative age-matched data...
October 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090262/conus-medullaris-trauma-is-there-a-greater-risk-in-parturients
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Julie Verkooijen, Hilde Coppejans, Els Mertens, Vera Saldien, Marcel Vercauteren
BACKGROUND: There is some evidence that anaesthetists often perform neuraxial blocks at a higher lumbar interspace than intended. It may be questioned whether parturients are at greater risk for neurological damage when the dura is perforated at a more cephalad interspace than L2-L3. METHODS: Thirty-six patients scheduled for elective Caesarean delivery under CSE anaesthesia were selected for study. Using a B-D Durasafe Adjustable needle combination, the skin-to-epidural distance and the width of the epidural space were measured and matched with 36 female patients undergoing the same anaesthetic technique for orthopaedic procedures...
October 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081391/independent-association-between-pre-operative-cognitive-status-and-discharge-location-after-surgery-a-strategy-to-reduce-resource-use-after-surgery-for-deformity
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Amanda Sergesketter, Victoria D Vuong, Jessica Moreno, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine if preoperative scores on a screening measure for cognitive status(the Saint Louis Mental Status), were associated with discharge to a location other than home in elderly patients undergoing surgery for deformity. METHODS: Elderly subjects (≥65 years) undergoing a planned elective spinal surgery for correction of adult degenerative scoliosis were enrolled in this study. Pre-operative baseline cognition was assessed using the validated Saint Louis Mental Status (SLUMS) test...
October 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076762/surgical-site-infection-after-transoral-versus-posterior-approach-for-atlantoaxial-fusion-a-matched-cohort-study
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Mohamed Macki, Azam Basheer, Ian Lee, Ryan Kather, Ilan Rubinfeld, Muwaffak M Abdulhak
OBJECTIVE In the past, spine surgeons have avoided the transoral approach to the atlantoaxial segment because of concerns for unacceptable patient morbidity. The objective of this study was to measure 30-day postoperative complications, especially surgical site infection (SSI), after transoral versus posterior approach to atlantoaxial fusion. METHODS The source population was provided by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, which was queried for all patients who underwent atlantoaxial fusion for degenerative/spondylotic disease and/or trauma between 2005 and 2014...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065931/relevance-of-structural-damage-in-the-sacroiliac-joints-for-the-functional-status-and-spinal-mobility-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-results-from-the-german-spondyloarthritis-inception-cohort
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Mikhail Protopopov, Joachim Sieper, Hildrun Haibel, Joachim Listing, Martin Rudwaleit, Denis Poddubnyy
BACKGROUND: Functional status and spinal mobility in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) are known to be determined both by disease activity and by structural damage in the spine. The impact of structural damage in the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) on physical function and spinal mobility in axSpA has not been studied so far. The objective of the study was to analyze the impact of radiographic sacroiliitis on functional status and spinal mobility in patients with axSpA. METHODS: In total, 210 patients with axSpA were included in the analysis...
October 24, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057989/physical-therapy-is-targeted-and-adjusted-over-time-for-the-rehabilitation-of-locomotor-function-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-interventions-in-physical-and-sports-therapy
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Martina Franz, Lea Richner, Markus Wirz, Anne von Reumont, Ulla Bergner, Tanja Herzog, Werner Popp, Kathrin Bach, Norbert Weidner, Armin Curt
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational multicenter study. OBJECTIVES: Investigation of content, duration and adjustment of physical therapy for the rehabilitation of ambulation in acute spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: European Multicenter Study of SCI (EMSCI). METHODS: Physical therapy interventions during acute in-patient rehabilitation of eighty incomplete SCI patients (AIS B, C, D all lesion levels) were recorded using the SCI - Intervention Classification System...
October 23, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057346/corpectomy-and-expandable-cage-replacement-versus-third-generation-percutaneous-augmentation-system-in-case-of-vertebra-plana-rationale-and-recommendations
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Daniele Vanni, Andrea Pantalone, Vincenzo Magliani, Vincenzo Salini, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the role of third generation percutaneous vertebral augmentation systems (Spine Jack(®)) as alternative to the corpectomies and expandable cages replacement (X-Core(®) Adjustable VBR System) in the treatment of vertebra plana (VP) as complication of the osteoporosis vertebral fracture (OVF). METHODS: Spine Jack(®) is a new device for mechanical kyphoplasty (MK). It is a titanium implant designed to restore the height of the vertebral body in OVF, primary or secondary bone tumors, or traumatic fractures...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050714/when-does-intraoperative-blood-loss-occur-during-pediatric-scoliosis-correction
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Sean Wahlquist, Montri Wongworawat, Scott Nelson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to assess the relationship between amount of blood loss and surgical stage in pediatric patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion for deformity correction to determine: (1) when the highest rate of blood loss occurred; (2) what percentage of total blood loss occurred during deformity correction and closure; and (3) how to predict remaining blood loss during a procedure. Blood loss following exposure and placement of the final pedicle screw is often underestimated, which may result in lack of sufficient blood product availability...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
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