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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155232/refusal-of-cervical-spine-immobilization-after-blunt-trauma-implications-for-initial-evaluation-and-management-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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James M Tatum, Navpreet K Dhillon, Ara Ko, Eric J T Smith, Nicolas Melo, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Rigid cervical collars are routinely placed in the pre-hospital setting after significant blunt trauma. Patients who are deemed competent by field personnel (Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≥13, no major distracting injury and not grossly intoxicated) may refuse cervical collar placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all adult trauma patients presenting to a Level 1 trauma center after blunt trauma with a GCS≥13 and no distracting injury or gross intoxication from January 2014 to December 2014...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147731/the-influence-of-cervical-movement-on-eye-stabilization-reflexes-a-randomized-trial
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Britta K Ischebeck, Jurryt de Vries, Jan Paul van Wingerden, Gert Jan Kleinrensink, Maarten A Frens, Jos N van der Geest
To investigate the influence of the amount of cervical movement on the cervico-ocular reflex (COR) and vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) in healthy individuals. Eye stabilization reflexes, especially the COR, are changed in neck pain patients. In healthy humans, the strength of the VOR and the COR are inversely related. In a cross-over trial the amplitude of the COR and VOR (measured with a rotational chair with eye tracking device) and the active cervical range of motion (CROM) was measured in 20 healthy participants (mean age 24...
November 17, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145335/clavicle-fracture-associated-with-atlantoaxial-rotatory-displacement-type-ii-in-an-8-year-old-girl-a-case-report
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Jacek Karski, Łukasz Matuszewski, Paweł Jakubowski, Klaudia Karska, Grzegorz Kandzierski
RATIONALE: Fracture of the clavicle is a very common injury in children. However, association between clavicle fracture and atlantoaxial rotatory displacement is rarely observed. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of an 8-year-old girl, who suffered a right clavicle fracture as a result of a sledge accident. Six weeks after figure of 8 casting for a right clavicle fracture, an 8-year-old girl was brought to the Pediatric Orthopedic Department due to torticollis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145253/anterior-endoscopically-assisted-bone-grafting-for-iatrogenic-distraction-of-odontoid-fracture-after-percutaneous-anterior-screw-fixation-a-case-report
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Ze-Xin Chen, Hui Zhang, Nai-Feng Tian, Xiang-Yang Wang, Yan Lin, Yao-Sen Wu
RATIONALE: The complication of iatrogenic distraction of odontoid fracture after anterior screw fixation has not been reported in the literature. We treated the patient with endoscopically assisted bone grafting with good results. The new technique was not reported in the management of odontoid fracture or nonunion before. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old man presented with neck pain after a motorcycle crash. The cervical spine radiograph and computed tomographic scan demonstrated the base of dens displaced 2 mm anteriorly...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109927/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-and-halo-immobilization-is-an-effective-treatment-for-nonunion-following-traumatic-spondylolisthesis-of-the-axis
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Kohtaroh Oda, Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata, Hirotaka Haro
This case report describes a unique case involving traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis that resulted in nonunion, angulation, and displacement after conservative treatment with a cervical collar, but which was successfully achieved union with halo immobilization and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS). Halo immobilization of a traumatic spondylolisthesis in a 20-year-old patient, that previously failed to improve after wearing a cervical collar for 3 months, was immediately followed by treatment with a LIPUS device (SAFHS 4000J; Teijin Pharma, Tokyo, Japan) 20 minutes once daily to the right and left fracture sites which were located using fluoroscopic guidance...
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108527/counting-the-cost-of-cervical-collars
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Damjan Veljanoski, Gareth Grier, Mark H Wilson
Veljanoski D , Grier G , Wilson MH . Counting the cost of cervical collars.
November 7, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081394/a-case-of-asymptomatic-occipital-condyle-fracture-with-incomplete-occipito-cervical-dislocation-how-did-it-happen
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P Anania, P Fiaschi, P F Sbaffi, G L Zona
Atlanto-occipital dislocation (AODs) is a lesion rarely observed in a trauma center, due to high mortality in the preclinical phase. The number of AODs survivors is increasing thanks to the improvement in prehospital resuscitation. Our goal is to describe a case of incomplete atlanto-occipital dislocation presented without any neurological, cardio-respiratory, or metabolic problems, which remained constant even after surgical treatment. Our purpose is also to discuss treatment approaches to minimize subsequent neurological deficits...
October 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023379/effect-of-early-pelvic-binder-use-in-the-emergency-management-of-suspected-pelvic-trauma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sheng-Der Hsu, Cheng-Jueng Chen, Yu-Ching Chou, Sheng-Hao Wang, De-Chuan Chan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the effect of early pelvic binder use in the emergency management of suspected pelvic trauma, compared with the conventional stepwise approach. METHODS: We enrolled trauma patients with initial stabilization using a pelvic binder when suspecting pelvic injury. The inclusion criteria were traumatic injury requiring a trauma team and at least one of the following: a loss of consciousness or a Glasgow coma score (GCS) of <13; systolic blood pressure of <90 mmHg; falling from ≥6 m; injury to multiple vital organs; and suspected pelvic injury...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981579/comparison-of-the-paediatric-blade-of-the-pentax-aws-and-ovassapian-airway-in-fibreoptic-tracheal-intubation-in-patients-with-limited-mouth-opening-and-cervical-spine-immobilization-by-a-semi-rigid-neck-collar-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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D H Kim, J Y Yoo, S Y Ha, Y J Chae
Background: We compared the performances of the paediatric blade of a Pentax Airway Scope and an Ovassapian airway in fibreoptic tracheal intubation in patients whose necks were stabilized by semi-rigid neck collars. Methods: Ninety patients were enrolled in this prospective, open-label, randomized controlled trial. Patients were randomly allocated to one of two groups (Group OVA-FOB and Group AWS-FOB). The time to tracheal intubation, success rate of tracheal intubation, number of optimization manoeuvres (jaw thrust), and difficulty of manipulation of the fibreoptic bronchoscope were compared between the groups...
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953308/et-view-compared-to-direct-laryngoscopy-in-patients-with-immobilized-cervical-spine-by-unexperienced-physicians-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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Katarzyna Karczewska, Lukasz Szarpak, Jacek Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Jerzy Robert Ladny, Wojciech Wieczorek, Oliver Robak, Michael Frass, Sanchit Ahuja, Kurt Ruetzler
BACKGROUND: Immobilization of the cervical spine is indicated in all patients with the potential risk of any cervical spine injury. Airway management in these patients is challenging and direct laryngoscopy is the standard of care. Videolaryngoscopes like the ET-View were introduced into clinical practice to provide better airway visualization and ease intubation. The ET-View is essentially a conventional endotracheal tube, but is equipped with a miniature camera on the tip. The ET-View has not been investigated in patients with immobilized cervical spine so far...
September 27, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936612/endotracheal-intubation-ultrasound-guided-versus-fiberscope-in-patients-with-cervical-spine-immobilization
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Moustafa Abdelaziz Moustafa, Emad A Arida, Ola M Zanaty, Sameh Fathy El-Tamboly
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound has growing applications in airway management during anesthesia. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of real-time ultrasound-guided tracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization relative to fiberscope-guided tracheal intubation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled study was carried out on 266 adult patients who have a rigid neck collar in place for cervical spine immobilization and were randomly allocated into two equal groups...
December 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932163/preparedness-of-dammam-primary-health-care-centers-to-deal-with-emergency-cases
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Sanaa S M Alsaad, Salma H S Abu-Grain, Dalia Y M El-Kheir
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to assess the availability of human and nonhuman resources for emergency medical services (EMSs) at the primary health care (PHC) level. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study with mixed research methods (quantitative and qualitative) was carried out in governmental PHC centers in Dammam, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, between September 2014 and January 2015. Using systematic random sampling technique, 13 out of 26 PHC centers were included in the study...
September 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929066/surgical-treatment-of-retrosternal-goitre
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Kiera Welman, Richard Heyes, Paras Dalal, Sarah Hough, Marciano Bunalade, Vladimir Anikin
This study aims to evaluate surgical approaches to the management of retrosternal goitre. Between 2004 and 2014, 35 patients (eight males; mean age 67.4 ± 10.9 years) with retrosternal goitre (mainly right-sided in 9, left-sided in 14 and bilateral in 12) underwent surgery. A palpable neck mass was found in 11 (31.4%), stridor in 10 (28.6%) and thyrotoxicosis in 4 (11.4%) cases. 4 (11.4%) patients were asymptomatic. Tracheal compression was detected radiologically in 27 (77.2%) patients with deviation in 18 (51...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913737/minimally-invasive-endoscopic-thyroid-surgery-using-a-collar-access-experience-in-246-cases-with-the-cevits-technique
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Franz G Messenbaeck, Michael Weitzendorfer, Cornelia Kaminski, Kai Witzel
BACKGROUND: The arguments for applying minimally invasive techniques are, besides cosmetic results, reduced access trauma and less postoperative pain. In thyroid surgery, cosmetic aspects are gaining importance. Whether minimally invasive endoscopic thyroid surgery is less painful has not been shown yet. METHOD: In this study, we analyse the outcome of 246 patients who underwent cervical endoscopic video-assisted thyroid surgery (CEViTS) regarding the surgery itself, their postoperative pain and satisfaction with the procedure...
September 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865838/placement-of-a-cervical-collar-increases-the-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-in-healthy-adults
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Casey M Woster, Michael D Zwank, Joseph R Pasquarella, Sandi S Wewerka, Jeffrey P Anderson, Jessica T Greupner, Sakib Motalib
INTRODUCTION: Blunt head trauma is a common cause of increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Ultrasound measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter (OSND) is an accurate and non-invasive way to detect increased ICP. Blunt trauma patients are often immobilized in a rigid cervical spine collar. Our objective was to describe the changes in ONSD following the placement of a c-collar and determine if any changes were time-dependent. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study measuring the ONSD of healthy volunteers before and after placement of a c-collar...
August 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864483/cadaveric-study-of-movement-in-the-unstable-upper-cervical-spine-during-emergency-management-tracheal-intubation-and-cervical-spine-immobilisation-a-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-randomised-crossover-trial
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Shiyao Liao, Erik Popp, Petra Hüttlin, Frank Weilbacher, Matthias Münzberg, Niko Schneider, Michael Kreinest
INTRODUCTION: Emergency management of upper cervical spine injuries often requires cervical spine immobilisation and some critical patients also require airway management. The movement of cervical spine created by tracheal intubation and cervical spine immobilisation can potentially exacerbate cervical spinal cord injury. However, the evidence that previous studies have provided remains unclear, due to lack of a direct measurement technique for dural sac's space during dynamic processes...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844294/cervical-spine-collar-removal-by-emergency-room-nurses-a-quality-improvement-project
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Guillaume Fontaine, Massimo Forgione, Francis Lusignan, Marc-André Lanoue, Simon Drouin
INTRODUCTION: The Canadian C-Spine Rule (CCR) is a clinical decision aid to facilitate the safe removal of cervical collars in the alert, orientated, low-risk adult trauma patient. Few health care settings have assessed initiatives to train charge nurses to use the CCR. This practice improvement project conducted in a secondary trauma center in Canada aimed to (1) train charge nurses of the emergency room to use the CCR, (2) monitor its use throughout the project period, and (3) compare the assessments of the charge nurses with those of emergency physicians...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839952/a-case-of-real-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiologic-abnormality-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-spinal-cord-concussion
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Hiroki Nagasawa, Kouhei Ishikawa, Ryosuke Takahashi, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Kazuhiko Omori, Youichi Yanagawa
INTRODUCTION: Real spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormality (SCIWORA) is a rare clinical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 13-year-old girl whose body was overturned anteriorly after crashing her bicycle into a curb. Following the accident, in which her neck and upper back hit the ground, she could not move due to paralysis. On arrival, she had paresis of the bilateral upper extremities and experienced a painful sensation when her upper extremities were touched...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835861/vertebral-artery-caught-in-the-fracture-gap-after-traumatic-c2-3-spondylolisthesis
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Ralf Henkelmann, Christoph Josten, Stefan Glasmacher, Christoph-Eckhard Heyde, Ulrich Josef Albert Spiegl
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Patient with a C2 fracture and entrapment of the right vertebral artery in the fracture gap. PURPOSE: Presentation of a case with follow-up until end of treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: A 25-year-old woman was brought into our emergency room after falling while riding a horse. She complained of pain in the cervical spine. Clinical examinations showed local tenderness at the upper cervical spine and painful impairment of the mobility of the neck, with no signs of neurological impairment...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829312/feasibility-and-validity-of-discriminating-yaw-plane-head-on-trunk-motion-using-inertial-wearable-sensors
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Serene S Paul, Raymond G Walther, Ethan A Beseris, Leland E Dibble, Mark E Lester
A consequence of vestibular loss is increased coupling of head-on-trunk motion, particularly in the yaw plane, which adversely affects community mobility in these patients. Inertial sensors may provide a means of better understanding normal decoupling behaviors in community environments, but demonstration of their validity and responsiveness is needed. This study examined the validity and measurement sensitivity of inertial sensors in quantifying yaw plane head-trunk decoupling during unrestricted and restricted cervical motion conditions in healthy adults...
August 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
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