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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332992/clinical-implementation-of-a-model-based-in%C3%A2-vivo-dose-verification-system-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-treatments-using-the-electronic-portal-imaging-device
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Peter M McCowan, Ganiyu Asuni, Eric Van Uytven, Timothy VanBeek, Boyd M C McCurdy, Shaun K Loewen, Naseer Ahmed, Bashir Bashir, James B Butler, Amitava Chowdhury, Arbind Dubey, Ahmet Leylek, Maged Nashed
PURPOSE: To report findings from an in vivo dosimetry program implemented for all stereotactic body radiation therapy patients over a 31-month period and discuss the value and challenges of utilizing in vivo electronic portal imaging device (EPID) dosimetry clinically. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From December 2013 to July 2016, 117 stereotactic body radiation therapy-volumetric modulated arc therapy patients (100 lung, 15 spine, and 2 liver) underwent 602 EPID-based in vivo dose verification events...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328602/intracranial-anatomic-landmarks-for-endoscopic-endonasal-transcribriform-approach-to-anterior-skull-base
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Pinghua Wu, Huikun Zeng, Ying Guan, Ligen Mo, Danke Su
OBJECTIVES: To help surgeons locating anatomic landmarks when performing endoscopic endonasal transcribriform approach to anterior skull base. METHODS: High-resolution axial computed tomography (CT) images at thickness of 0.6 mm, and reconstructed 0.41-mm thick gapless sagittal and coronal CT images were taken from 123 subjects. Using mimics software, first located elementary points and line: nasal spine, midpoint of posterior hard palate and the line between them; then located measured points right/left posterior and anterior points; measured distances between measured points and from measured points to nasal spine and angles between lines connecting measured points to nasal spine and the basic line...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323709/single-stage-transpedicular-vertebrectomy-and-expandable-cage-placement-for-treatment-of-unstable-mid-and-lower-lumbar-burst-fractures
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Jong-Il Choi, Bum-Joon Kim, Sung-Kon Ha, Sang-Dae Kim, Dong-Jun Lim, Se-Hoon Kim
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical and radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of vertebrectomy and expandable cage placement by a single-stage posterior approach for unstable mid and lower lumbar burst fractures (below the L3). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with unstable mid and lower lumbar burst fractures require surgical treatment to relieve pain, address paralysis, and stabilize the spine to prevent further segmental deformity...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323697/generation-and-development-of-paravertebral-ossification-in-cervical-artificial-disk-replacement-a-detailed-analytic-report-using-coronal-reconstruction-ct
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Wei Tian, Xiao Han, Bo Liu, Da He, Yanwei Lv, James Yue
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective follow-up study and review of images in published papers. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether true heterotopic ossification (HO) occurs in artificial disk replacement (ADR); to evaluate the incidence of paravertebral ossification (PO) and its influence on ADR. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: HO is typically defined as the abnormal formation of true bone within extraskeletal soft tissues. However, HO in ADR does not fit this definition precisely, as it originates from vertebral body, making it hard to distinguish radiologically from preexisting osteophytes...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304240/posterior-arch-c-1-screw-technique-a-cadaveric-comparison-study
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Marc Moisi, Christian Fisahn, Lara Tkachenko, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Stephen Reintjes, Peter Grunert, Daniel C Norvell, R Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, David W Newell, Peter Nora, Rod J Oskouian, Jens Chapman
OBJECTIVE Posterior atlantoaxial stabilization and fusion using C-1 lateral mass screw fixation has become commonly used in the treatment of instability and for reconstructive indications since its introduction by Goel and Laheri in 1994 and modification by Harms in 2001. Placement of such lateral mass screws can be challenging because of the proximity to the spinal cord, vertebral artery, an extensive venous plexus, and the C-2 nerve root, which overlies the designated starting point on the posterior center of the lateral mass...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302367/lateral-thigh-perforator-flap-for-breast-reconstruction-computed-tomographic-angiography-analysis-and-clinical-series
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Marco A Maricevich, Michael R Bykowski, M Asher Schusterman, Evan B Katzel, Michael L Gimbel
PURPOSE: Although abdominal-based flaps remain the first choice for autologous breast reconstruction, alternative donor sites are necessary when the abdomen is unavailable. Abdominal donor site suitability is determined, at times, according to deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP)-protocol computed tomographic angiography (CTA) results. CTA provides information about the pelvis/upper thigh that can be used to evaluate the suitability of other donor sites. This study aimed to examine the utility of DIEP-protocol CTA in the assessment of a lateral thigh perforator (LTP) flap...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301365/preserving-the-legitimacy-of-board-certification
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Michael S Hanemann, Holly C Wall, John A Dean
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this discussion were to inform the medical community about the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery's ongoing attempts in Louisiana to achieve equivalency to American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards so that its diplomates may use the term "board certified" in advertising and to ensure public safety by upholding the standards for medical board certification. BACKGROUND: In 2011, Louisiana passed a truth in medical advertising law, which was intended to protect the public by prohibiting the use of the term "board certified" by improperly credentialed physicians...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296812/pedicled-vascularized-clavicular-graft-for-anterior-cervical-arthrodesis-cadaveric-feasibility-study-technique-description-and-case-report
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Michael A Bohl, Michael A Mooney, Joshua S Catapano, Kaith K Almefty, Mark C Preul, Steve W Chang, U Kumar Kakarla, Edward M Reece, Jay D Turner, Randall W Porter
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric feasibility study. OBJECTIVES: To assess the anatomic and technical feasibility of rotating a clavicular segment on a sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) pedicle into the ventral cervical spine using a cadaveric model and to provide the first clinical case description of performing this procedure. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Reconstruction of the anterior cervical spine in patients with a high risk of pseudoarthrosis may require the use of a vascularized bone graft (VBG)...
March 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286926/informal-hallway-medical-consultation-in-orthopedics-is-it-as-common-as-it-seems
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Leonid Kandel, Yair Barzilay, Adi Friedman, Idan Ilsar, Ori Safran, Yoav Mattan
INTRODUCTION: Informal (hallway) medical consultation is an integral part of the physician's work. As musculoskeletal complaints are very common, orthopedic surgeons stand in the frontline of this practice. Many of these consultations are poorly, if at all, documented, thus imposing a potential medical danger to the patient and a medicolegal danger to the surgeon. We conducted this first study to examine whether this practice is common among the orthopedic surgeons in university hospital...
March 12, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285504/molecular-phylogenetics-of-centrocestus-formosanus-digenea-heterophyidae-originated-from-freshwater-fish-from-chiang-mai-province-thailand
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Chalobol Wongsawad, Pheravut Wongsawad, Kom Sukontason, Worawit Maneepitaksanti, Nattawadee Nantarat
This study aimed to investigate the morphology and reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships of Centrocestus formosanus originating from 5 species of freshwater fish, i.e., Esomus metallicus, Puntius brevis, Anabas testudineus, Parambassis siamensis, and Carassius auratus, in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. Sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) and phylogeny based on internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) and mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) were performed. The results showed similar morphologies of adult C...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265884/d%C3%A3-bridement-and-reconstruction-improve-postoperative-sagittal-alignment-in-kyphotic-cervical-spinal-tuberculosis
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Zhimin Pan, Jiaquan Luo, Limin Yu, Yiwei Chen, Junlong Zhong, Zhiyun Li, Zhaoxun Zeng, Pingguo Duan, Yoon Ha, Kai Cao
BACKGROUND: Cervical spinal tuberculosis is relatively common in some developing countries. It erodes vertebrae and discs, which sometimes results in cervical kyphosis and myelopathy. However, to our knowledge, no studies have evaluated improvements to patient-reported outcomes among patients who undergo surgical cervical sagittal realignment after kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis has been treated by débridement and reconstruction. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Can a spine with kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis be returned to normal alignment and fused successfully? (2) Will patient-reported outcomes be improved with this intervention? (3) Are patient-reported outcomes correlated with realignment? METHODS: Forty-six patients with kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis were evaluated in this retrospective study...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256439/automated-bone-subtraction-image-analysis-software-package-for-improved-and-faster-ct-monitoring-of-longitudinal-spine-involvement-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Marius Horger, Hendrick Ditt, Shu Liao, Katja Weisel, Jan Fritz, Wolfgang M Thaiss, Sascha Kaufmann, Konstantin Nikolaou, Christopher Kloth
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to assess the diagnostic benefit of a novel computed tomography (CT) post-processing software generating subtraction maps of longitudinal non-enhanced CT examinations for monitoring the course of myeloma bone disease in the spine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The local institutional review board approved the retrospective data evaluation. Included were 82 consecutive myeloma patients (46 male; mean age, 65.08 ± 9.76) who underwent 188 repeated whole-body reduced-dose Multislice Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) at our institution between December 2013 and January 2016...
February 27, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250637/analysis-of-the-spinal-nerve-roots-in-relation-to-the-adjacent-vertebral-bodies-with-respect-to-a-posterolateral-vertebral-body-replacement-procedure
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Waleed Awwad, Jonathan Bourget-Murray, Nadil Zeiadin, Juan P Mejia, Thomas Steffen, Abdulrahman D Algarni, Khalid Alsaleh, Jean Ouellet, Michael Weber, Peter F Jarzem
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to improve the understanding of the anatomic variations along the thoracic and lumbar spine encountered during an all-posterior vertebrectomy, and reconstruction procedure. This information will help improve our understanding of human spine anatomy and will allow better planning for a vertebral body replacement (VBR) through either a transpedicular or costotransversectomy approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The major challenge to a total posterior approach vertebrectomy and VBR in the thoracolumbar spine lies in the preservation of important neural structures...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250467/automated-synaptic-connectivity-inference-for-volume-electron-microscopy
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Sven Dorkenwald, Philipp J Schubert, Marius F Killinger, Gregor Urban, Shawn Mikula, Fabian Svara, Joergen Kornfeld
Teravoxel volume electron microscopy data sets from neural tissue can now be acquired in weeks, but data analysis requires years of manual labor. We developed the SyConn framework, which uses deep convolutional neural networks and random forest classifiers to infer a richly annotated synaptic connectivity matrix from manual neurite skeleton reconstructions by automatically identifying mitochondria, synapses and their types, axons, dendrites, spines, myelin, somata and cell types. We tested our approach on serial block-face electron microscopy data sets from zebrafish, mouse and zebra finch, and computed the synaptic wiring of songbird basal ganglia...
February 27, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247113/management-of-eosinophilic-granuloma-in-pediatric-patients-surgical-intervention-and-surgery-combined-with-postoperative-radiotherapy-and-or-chemotherapy
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Zhenhai Zhou, Hongqi Zhang, Chaofeng Guo, Honggui Yu, Longjie Wang, Qiang Guo
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic granuloma (EG) of spine in pediatric patients presents kinds of clinical manifestation and a difficult management scenario. The choice of treatment, issues of surgical intervention versus conservative treatment, combination therapy or single treatment, all these factors, including neurological deficits, spinal stability, long-term complications, and continued skeletal growth, must be considered. METHODS: From 2008 to the 2015, 31 pediatric patients of spinal EG were retrospectively reviewed...
February 28, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242570/roussouly-s-sagittal-spino-pelvic-morphotypes-as-determinants-of-gait-in-asymptomatic-adult-subjects
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Ziad Bakouny, Ayman Assi, Abir Massaad, Elie Saghbini, Virginie Lafage, Wafa Skalli, Ismat Ghanem, Gaby Kreichati
Sagittal alignment is known to greatly vary between asymptomatic adult subjects; however, there are no studies on the possible effect of these differences on gait. The aim of this study is to investigate whether asymptomatic adults with different Roussouly sagittal alignment morphotypes walk differently. Ninety-one asymptomatic young adults (46M & 45W), aged 21.6±2.2years underwent 3D gait analysis and full body biplanar X-rays with three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of their spines and pelvises and generation of sagittal alignment parameters...
February 22, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238578/interventional-spine-procedures-under-ct-guidance-how-to-reduce-patient-radiation-dose-without-compromising-the-successful-outcome-of-the-procedure
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Joël Greffier, Fabricio R Pereira, Pierre Viala, Francesco Macri, Jean-Paul Beregi, Ahmed Larbi
This technical note proposes a method to reduce radiation dose for spine interventions under CT guidance without compromising the successful outcome of the procedure. Two consecutive periods of 14months before and after optimization were investigated with 162 and 440 patients, respectively. By optimizing the acquisition parameters (decreased kV and mAs) and appropriately adjusting the reconstruction (kernels, slice thickness, etc) and visualization parameters, image quality was maintained suitable to perform the procedure...
February 23, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236185/the-accuracy-of-the-lateral-vertebral-notch-referred-pedicle-screw-insertion-technique-in-subaxial-cervical-spine-a-human-cadaver-study
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Jiaquan Luo, Chunyang Wu, Zhongren Huang, Zhimin Pan, Zhiyun Li, Junlong Zhong, Yiwei Chen, Zhimin Han, Kai Cao
STUDY DESIGN: This is a cadaver specimen study to confirm new pedicle screw (PS) entry point and trajectory for subaxial cervical PS insertion. OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy of the lateral vertebral notch-referred PS insertion technique in subaxial cervical spine in cadaver cervical spine. BACKGROUNDS: Reported morphometric landmarks used to guide the surgeon in PS insertion show significant variability. In the previous study, we proposed a new technique (as called "notch-referred" technique) primarily based on coronal multiplane reconstruction images (CMRI) and cortical integrity after PS insertion in cadavers...
February 24, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235698/the-effect-of-anterior-longitudinal-ligament-resection-on-lordosis-correction-during-minimally-invasive-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-biomechanical-and-radiographic-feasibility-of-an-integrated-spacer-plate-interbody-reconstruction-device
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Choll Kim, Jonathan A Harris, Aditya Muzumdar, Saif Khalil, Joseph A Sclafani, Kamshad Raiszadeh, Brandon S Bucklen
BACKGROUND: Lateral lumbar interbody fusion is powerful for correcting degenerative conditions, yet sagittal correction remains limited by anterior longitudinal ligament tethering. Although lordosis has been restored via ligament release, biomechanical consequences remain unknown. Investigators examined radiographic and biomechanical of ligament release for restoration of lumbar lordosis. METHODS: Six fresh-frozen human cadaveric spines (L3-S1) were tested: (Miller et al...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230623/safety-and-accuracy-of-freehand-versus-navigated-iliac-screws-results-from-222-screw-placements
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Randall J Hlubek, Kaith K Almefty, David S Xu, Jay D Turner, U Kumar Kakarla
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and accuracy of the freehand technique versus stereotactic navigation for placement of iliac screws. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Iliac screw fixation is often used to augment lumbosacral reconstruction in advanced spine disease to increase the likelihood of successful arthrodesis. Iliac screws can be placed with image guidance, using either intraoperative fluoroscopy or computed tomography (CT) to guide navigation...
February 22, 2017: Spine
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