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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433727/superficial-swab-versus-deep-tissue-biopsy-for-the-microbiological-diagnosis-of-local-infection-in-advanced-stage-pressure-ulcers-of-spinal-cord-injured-patients-a-prospective-study
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Sara Tedeschi, Luca Negosanti, Rossella Sgarzani, Filippo Trapani, Salvatore Pignanelli, Micaela Battilana, Rita Capirossi, Donatella Brillanti Ventura, Maddalena Giannella, Michele Bartoletti, Fabio Tumietto, Francesco Cristini, Pierluigi Viale
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of superficial ulcer swab culture to make a microbiological diagnosis of deep wound infections in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with advanced-stage pressure ulcers (PU). METHODS: From July 2011 to February 2014, we performed a prospective, single-centre study on adult SCI patients undergoing scheduled surgical debridement and reconstruction for advanced-stage PU, at Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute, a 150-bed hospital dedicated to SCI care...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427701/multiple-sclerosis-showing-elevation-of-adenosine-deaminase-levels-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Miharu Samuraki, Kenji Sakai, Yasuko Odake, Mitsuhiro Yoshita, Kouichi Misaki, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Masahito Yamada
An 80-year-old man developed dysarthria, quadriplegia, sensory disturbance and ataxia in all limbs. Brain and spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multiple enhanced lesions. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of adenosine deaminase (ADA) remarkably elevated. Tuberculosis DNA was not detected, and tuberculosis was not cultured either in the CSF. Brain biopsy revealed the inflammatory demyelinating lesions. With the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, corticosteroid therapy resulted in rapid improvement of his symptoms and MRI abnormalities...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403681/atrophy-ultra-structural-disorders-severe-atrophy-and-degeneration-of-denervated-human-muscle-in-sci-and-aging-implications-for-their-recovery-by-functional-electrical-stimulation-updated-2017
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Helmut Kern, Cristian Hofer, Stefan Loefler, Sandra Zampieri, Paolo Gargiulo, Alfonc Baba, Andrea Marcante, Francesco Piccione, Amber Pond, Ugo Carraro
OBJECTIVES: Long-term lower motor neuron denervation of skeletal muscle is known to result in degeneration of muscle with replacement by adipose and fibrotic tissues. However, long-term survival of a subset of skeletal myofibers also occurs. METHODS: We performed transverse and longitudinal studies of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), patients specifically complete Conus and Cauda Equina Syndrome and also of active and sedentary seniors which included analyses of muscle biopsies from the quadriceps m...
April 13, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391383/percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-for-spinal-osteoid-osteoma-and-osteoblastoma
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Ben Wang, Song Bo Han, Liang Jiang, Hui Shu Yuan, Chen Liu, Bin Zhu, Zhong Jun Liu, Xiao Guang Liu
PURPOSES: We sought to verify the efficacy and safety of RFA in spinal OO and osteoblastomas (OB) (Enneking Stage 2, S2). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients treated in our hospital. Surgical resection was indicated for Enneking Stage 3 OB. RFA indications for spinal OO and OB (S2) were no neurological deficits, complete bone cortex around the lesion on computed tomography (CT), and cerebrospinal fluid between a lesion and the spinal cord/nerve root on magnetic resonance imaging...
April 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384950/familial-schwannomatosis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Sameer Ajit Mansukhani, Rajendra Prasad R Butala, Sunil H Shetty, Ravindra G Khedekar
Schwannomatosis is a disease characterized by the development of multiple benign tumours originating from Schwann cells. Schwannomatosis is a member of the family of diseases known as Neurofibromatosis (NF). Patients with Schwannomatosis develop multiple Schwannomas on cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves. We report a rare case of a 60-year-old female who presented with a painful swelling on the ulnar aspect of her distal forearm. She underwent an excisional biopsy for it; which was suggestive of a Schwannoma...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378140/management-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-icmr-consensus-document
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Nirav Thacker, Sameer Bakhshi, Girish Chinnaswamy, Tushar Vora, Maya Prasad, Deepak Bansal, Sandeep Agarwala, Gauri Kapoor, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan, Siddharth Laskar, Tanvir Kaur, G K Rath, Rupinder Singh Dhaliwal, Brijesh Arora
Hitherto poor outcomes, paucity of data and heterogeneity in International approach to Pediatric NHL (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) prompted the need for guidelines for Indian population with vast variability in access, affordability and infrastructure across the country. These guidelines are based on consensus among the experts and best available evidence applicable to Indian setting. Evaluation of NHL should consist of easily doable and rapid tissue diagnosis (biopsy or flow cytometry of peripheral blood/malignant effusions), St Jude/IPNHLSS (International Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Staging System) and risk grouping with CSF (Cerebro-spinal fluid), bone marrow, whole body imaging [CECT (Contrast enhanced computerized tomography) ± MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)] and blood investigations for LDH (Lactate dehydrogenase), TLS (Tumor lysis syndrome) and organ functions...
April 5, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377242/primary-spinal-cord-glioblastoma-multiforme-a-retrospective-study-of-patients-at-a-single-institution
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Xing Cheng, Silong Lou, Siqing Huang, M D Haifeng Chen, Jiagang Liu
[Background and objective] Primary spinal cord (PSC) glioblastoma multiforme GBM is extremely rare, which accounts for only 1.5% of all SC tumors. Therefore, its treatment is still ill defined. To elucidate prognostic factors, we performed a single-institutional retrospective review on the largest series to date of the patients with PSCGBM who underwent surgical resection in West China Hospital during the period between 2008 and 2014. A total of 14 PSCGBM patients were collected. [Method] Demographic, operative, and post-operative factors were recorded...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367856/successful-management-of-gorham-stout-disease-in-the-cervical-spine-by-combined-conservative-and-surgical-treatments-a-case-report
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Satoshi Tateda, Toshimi Aizawa, Ko Hashimoto, Haruo Kanno, Susumu Ohtsu, Eiji Itoi, Hiroshi Ozawa
Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) is a rare condition characterized by intraosseous proliferation of endothelial-lined vessels and progressive osteolysis. The precise etiology and pathophysiology of the disease remain poorly understood. Current therapeutic options for GSD include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical resection, but the surgical treatment of GSD is difficult, especially in the spinal lesion. The indication of wide-margined resection was limited because of anatomical features. Herein, we report a case of GSD of the cervical spine in which the lesions were successfully stabilized with combined conservative and surgical treatments...
April 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365857/a-case-report-of-atypical-long-segmental-thoracic-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-with-ossification-of-ligamentum-flavum-and-literature-review
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Ruofu Tang, Fangcai Li, Qixin Chen
BACKGROUND: Thoracic spinal stenosis caused by ossification of ligamentum flavum (OLF) is frequently seen, but long segmental thoracic spinal cord compressed by consequent thickened ligament posteriorly was rarely reported. OBJECT: To report a case of thoracic spinal cord compression caused by atypical long segmental thoracic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) with OLF. METHODS: A 55-year-old woman presenting with weakness and numbness in lower extremities was admitted to our department...
April 1, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343918/primary-lung-metastasis-of-glioblastoma-multiforme-with-epidural-spinal-metastasis-case-report
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Haydn A Hoffman, Charles H Li, Richard G Everson, Jennifer L Strunck, William H Yong, Daniel C Lu
Extracranial metastasis of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is rare, but has recently been reported with increasing frequency. GBM metastases typically present after a biopsy or resection of the primary tumor. An otherwise healthy 54year-old woman presented with recurring pleural effusions originally believed to be from a primary lung malignancy. The patient subsequently experienced a generalized tonic clonic seizure and a right temporal brain mass was discovered. The patient later developed weakness and radiculopathy, and an extramedullary extradural mass spreading from C7 to T6 was discovered...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339448/efficacious-dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-for-painful-small-fiber-neuropathy-a-case-report
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Paolo Maino, Eva Koetsier, Alain Kaelin-Lang, Claudio Gobbi, Roberto Perez
Small fiber neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves with typical symptoms of burning, sharp, and shooting pain and sensory disturbances in the feet. Pain treatment depends principally on the underlying etiology with concurrent administration of antidepressants, anticonvulsants, opioids, and topical treatments like capsaicin and local anesthetics. However, treatments for pain relief in these patients frequently fail. We describe the first case of intractable painful small fiber neuropathy of the foot successfully treated with spinal cord stimulation of the left L5 dorsal root ganglion...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337426/pathogen-identification-in-suspected-cases-of-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis
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Ahmad Farajzadeh Sheikh, Azar D Khosravi, Hamed Goodarzi, Roohangiz Nashibi, Alireaza Teimouri, Azim Motamedfar, Reza Ranjbar, Sara Afzalzadeh, Mehrandokht Cyrus, Mohammad Hashemzadeh
Pyogenic spinal infection continues to represent a worldwide problem. In approximately one-third of patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis, the infectious agent is never identified. Of the cases that lead to organismal identification, bacteria are more commonly isolated from the spine rather than fungi and parasites. This study applied universal prokaryotic 16S rRNA PCR as a rapid diagnostic tool for the detection of bacterial agents in specimens from patients suspected of pyogenic spondylodiscitis. Gram and Ziehl-Neelsen staining were used as a preliminary screening measure for microbiologic evaluation of patient samples...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328842/three-dimensional-printing-and-computer-navigation-assisted-hemipelvectomy-for-en-bloc-resection-of-osteochondroma-a-case-report
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Yaqing Zhang, Lianjiang Wen, Jun Zhang, Guoliang Yan, Yue Zhou, Bo Huang
RATIONALE: Three-dimensional (3D) printed templates can be designed to match an individual's anatomy, allowing surgeons to refine preoperative planning. In addition, the use of computer navigation (NAV) is gaining popularity to improve surgical accuracy in the resection of pelvic tumors. However, its use in combination with 3D printing to assist complex pelvic tumor resection has not been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 36-year-old man presented with left-sided pelvic pain and a fast-growing mass...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321306/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-of-the-mediastinum-a-case-report
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Yohei Kameda, Teppei Nishii, Masahiro Tsuboi, Hiromasa Arai, Kenji Inui, Takeshi Kaneko, Noriko Kimura, Mitsuhide Naruse, Munetaka Masuda
We report a 53-year-old man with metastases of alveolar soft-part sarcoma originated from the mediastinum. He was hospitalized due to lower extremities' paralysis. Computed tomography scan findings revealed multiple nodules of bilateral lungs, swollen mediastinal lymph nodes, and osteolysis of thoracic vertebrae. We performed spinal decompression and biopsy from vertebra. And, we finally diagnosed this case as metastases of mediastinal alveolar soft-part sarcoma which was removed 10 years ago. Alveolar soft-part sarcoma is rare tumor accounted for 0...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306496/use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-biopsy-of-a-vertebral-body-mass-to-diagnose-osteosarcoma-in-a-rottweiler
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Rebecca A Krimins, Jan Fritz, Larry A Gainsburg, Patrick R Gavin, Elizabeth A Ihms, David L Huso, Dara L Kraitchman
CASE DESCRIPTION A 9-year-old spayed female Rottweiler with hind limb ataxia was examined because of anorexia and an acute onset of hind limb paresis. CLINICAL FINDINGS Neurologic evaluation revealed hind limb ataxia and symmetric paraparesis with bilaterally abnormal hind limb postural reactions including hopping, hemiwalking, hemistanding, and delayed proprioception, which were suggestive of a lesion somewhere in the T3-L3 segment of the spinal cord. Thoracolumbar radiography revealed an abnormal radiopacity suggestive of a mass at T11...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304239/immunoglobulin-g4-related-epidural-inflammatory-pseudotumor-presenting-with-pulmonary-complications-and-spinal-cord-compression-case-report
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Kavelin Rumalla, Kyle A Smith, Paul M Arnold
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently defined condition characterized by inflammatory tumefactive lesions in various organ systems. IgG4-RD is a clinical and radiological diagnosis of exclusion and requires the presence of specific histopathological criteria for diagnosis. A 50-year-old man presented to an outside hospital with a 3-month history of progressively worsening back pain and symptoms of pleurisy, nasal crusting, and hematochezia. Radiological workup revealed an epidural-paraspinal mass with displacement of the spinal cord, destruction of the T5-6 vertebrae, and extension into the right lung...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299432/higher-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-fdg-pet-uptake-in-tuberculous-compared-to-bacterial-spondylodiscitis
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Matteo Bassetti, Maria Merelli, Fernando Di Gregorio, Paola Della Siega, Maria Screm, Claudio Scarparo, Elda Righi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous spondylodiscitis can be difficult to diagnose because of its nonspecific symptoms and the similarities with non-tubercular forms of spinal infection. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG PET-CT) is increasingly used for the diagnosis and monitoring of tubercular diseases. METHODS: Retrospective, case-control study comparing tuberculous spondylodiscitis with biopsy-confirmed pyogenic spondylodiscitis in the period 2010-2012...
March 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285012/two-stage-treatment-of-ischial-pressure-ulcers-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-technique-and-outcomes-over-8-years
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Sumanas W Jordan, Mauricio De la Garza, Victor L Lewis
BACKGROUND: Despite newly introduced techniques, reconstruction of ischial pressure ulcers remains a difficult problem with high-reported failure rates. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all spinal cord injury patients who underwent ischial pressure ulcer reconstruction by the senior author (V.L.) between 2004 and 2012. The two-stage procedure consisted of debridement and bone biopsy, followed by bursectomy, partial ischiectomy, fascial release, and gluteus maximus and hamstring advancement flaps...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282998/non-traumatic-vertebral-lesions-incremental-utility-of-pet-ct-over-mri-and-fnac-in-a-suggested-diagnostic-algorithm
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Rajesh Meena, Ashish Aggarwal, Anish Bhattacharya, Vivek Gupta, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Rajesh Chhabra
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively compare positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) with conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and FNAC for diagnosis of non- traumatic vertebral lesions fracture in countries like India where tuberculosis is endemic. METHODS: Fifty four patients with non-traumatic spontaneous vertebral lesions were prospectively studied. All patients underwent CEMRI focusing on the spinal lesions, whole-body PET-CT and FNAC.Results were then analysed and compared with final diagnosis obtained either by FNAC or clinical follow up...
March 10, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259858/posterior-fossa-decompression-in-chiari-i-improves-denervation-of-the-paraspinal-muscles
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Shifu Sha, Yang Li, Yong Qiu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Weiguo Zhu, Zhenhua Feng, Tao Wu, Jian Jiang, Zezhang Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether posterior fossa decompression (PFD) could improve denervation of the paraspinal muscles in patients with Chiari I malformation (CMI). BACKGROUND: Paraspinal muscle denervation is one of the essential elements in the pathophysiology of CMI/syringomyelia-related scoliosis. Although PFD has been widely used for managing CMI, whether denervation of the paraspinal muscles may benefit from this neurosurgical procedure remains ambiguous...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
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