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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942408/asymptomatic-pyogenic-liver-abscesses-secondary-to-fusobacterium-nucleatum-and-streptococcus-vestibularis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Hamish Houston, Kartik Kumar, Salman Sajid
A 66-year-old male patient presented with symptoms and signs of L4/5 radiculopathy. He was found to be anaemic with elevated inflammatory markers and deranged hepatic enzymes. Imaging revealed lumbar canal stenosis and the presence of pyogenic liver abscesses from which Fusobacterium nucleatum and Streptococcus vestibularis were isolated. The hepatic abscesses were attributed to asymptomatic diverticular perforation. Multiple coexisting incidental infections were discovered, including oesophageal candidiasis, Helicobacter pylori, stool cultures positive for Strongyloides stercoralis, and sputum cultures positive for Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium avium Extensive investigations for possible underlying immunosuppression were negative...
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928574/impact-of-different-approaches-of-epidural-steroid-injection-on-outcome-of-patients-treated-for-low-backache
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Sukhdeep Kaur, Ruchi Gupta, Saru Singh, Raj Kumar, Kulvinder Singh
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of epidural steroid injections through different approaches using pain relief and improvement in functional capacity as outcome measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with low backache and unilateral radiculopathy were randomly assigned to three groups of twenty patients each, for undergoing lumbar epidural steroid injection (LESI) through midline, transforaminal, and paramedian approaches under fluoroscopic guidance...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927213/ten-step-minimally-invasive-spine-lumbar-decompression-and-dural-repair-through-tubular-retractors
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Mohamed Abdelatif Boukebir, Connor David Berlin, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Tim Heiland, Karsten Schöller, Cameron Rawanduzy, Sertaç Kirnaz, Ajit Jada, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery utilizing tubular retractors has become an increasingly popular approach for decompression in the lumbar spine. However, a better understanding of appropriate indications, efficacious surgical techniques, limitations, and complication management is required to effectively teach the procedure and to facilitate the learning curve. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience and recommendations regarding tubular surgery for lumbar disc herniations, foraminal compression with unilateral radiculopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, synovial cysts, and dural repair...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919229/early-outcomes-of-endoscopic-contralateral-foraminal-and-lateral-recess-decompression-via-an-interlaminar-approach-in-patients-with-unilateral-radiculopathy-from-unilateral-foraminal-stenosis
#4
Hyeung Sung Kim, Ravish Patel, Byapak Paudel, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh, Jae Eun Park, Sol Lee
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous endoscopic contralateral interlaminar lumbar foraminotomy (PECILF) for lumbar degenerative spinal stenosis is an established procedure. Better preservation of contralateral facet joint compared to that of the approach side has been demonstrated with uniportal bilateral decompression. The aim of this retrospective case series was to analyze the early clinical and radiological outcomes of standalone contralateral foraminotomy and lateral recess decompression using PECILF...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894933/particulate-versus-non-particulate-corticosteroids-for-transforaminal-nerve-root-blocks-comparison-of-outcomes-in-494-patients-with-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Susanne Bensler, Reto Sutter, Christian W A Pfirrmann, Cynthia K Peterson
PURPOSE: We set out to compare outcomes in CT-guided lumbar transforaminal nerve root block patients receiving either particulate or non-particulate corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective comparative effectiveness outcomes study on two cohorts of lumbar radiculopathy patients. 321 received particulate and 173 non-particulate corticosteroids at CT-guided transforaminal lumbar nerve root injections. The particulate steroid was used from October 2009 until May 2014 and the non-particulate steroid was used from May 2014...
September 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882526/extra-foraminal-microscopic-assisted-percutaneous-nucleotomy-for-foraminal-and-extraforaminal-lumbar-disc-herniations
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Ahmed Shawky, Dusko Babic, Ahmed Ezzat Siam, Ali Ezzati
Background Foraminal and extraforaminal lumbar disc herniations are uncommon. The main presentation is radicular pain related to the exiting nerve root at the affected level. Different approaches for surgical intervention have been described. Purpose To evaluate the clinical outcome, complications recurrence and reoperation rate of extraforaminal microscopic assisted percutaneous nucleotomy with literature review focusing on complications and recurrence rate Study Design Prospective cohort study done in a high flow spine center in Germany Patient Sample Between October 2012 and October 2015, 76 patients (35 females and 41 males) with foraminal or extraforaminal lumbar disc prolapse were operated upon...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881117/comparison-of-root-images-between-post-myelographic-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Chun-Kun Park, Hong-Jae Lee, Kyeong-Sik Ryu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of computed tomography-myelography (CTM) compared to that of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. METHODS: The study included 91 patients presenting with radicular leg pain caused by herniated nucleus pulposus or lateral recess stenosis in the lumbar spine. The degree of nerve root compression on MRI and CTM was classified into four grades. The results of each imaging modality as assessed by two different observers were compared...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866262/groin-pain-associated-with-sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-and-lumbar-disorders
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Daisuke Kurosawa, Eiichi Murakami, Toshimi Aizawa
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the prevalence of groin pain in patients with sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction, lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS), and lumbar disc herniation (LDH) who did not have hip disorders, and evaluated the clinical features that distinguished SIJ dysfunction from LSS and LDH. PATIENT AND METHODS: We evaluated 127 patients (57 men, 70 women, average age 55 years) with SIJ dysfunction, 146 (98 men, 48 women, average age 71 years) with LSS, and 124 (83 men, 41 women, average age 50 years) with LDH...
October 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857901/two-unique-cases-of-ciprofloxacin-associated-avulsion-of-ligament-and-tendon
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Jeffrey David Smith, Robert W Irwin, Erin T Wolff
Ciprofloxacin is recognized to have a deleterious relationship with tendons, particularly Achilles tendinopathy, which makes up most case reports. Tendinopathy seems to occur because of induction of collagen-degrading enzymes causing damage and ischemia of the poorly vascularized regions preventing repair. The focus on the relationship of ciprofloxacin and the Achilles tendon leaves patients on fluoroquinolones with non-Achilles tendinopathy symptoms at risk of misdiagnosis. There have not been any documented instances of ligament damage with ciprofloxacin administration in the literature, although ligament and tendon compositions are similar and should have similar susceptibility...
August 25, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845372/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-after-revision-lumbar-surgery-a-case-report
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Aymen Rashid, Swamy Kurra, William Lavelle
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a term that is used to describe a group of immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies, with the most common feature being rapid polyradiculoneuropathy. The exact etiology of this syndrome is unknown. In the field of orthopedics, GBS has been reported to occur after total hip arthroplasty, orthopedic trauma, and spine surgery. We report a unique case of GBS after elective revision lumbar spine surgery. A 62-year-old female presented with persistent low back pain and radiculopathy and elected to have revision lumbar spine surgery...
June 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830249/the-debate-on-most-ideal-technique-for-managing-recurrent-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-short-review
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Chiazor U Onyia, Sajesh K Menon
BACKGROUND: Though different techniques have been successfully employed in the treatment of recurrent lumbar disc herniation, the one which should be considered most ideal has remained a controversy, particularly since there are currently no generally accepted guidelines for surgical care. OBJECTIVE: To review previous publications comparing the available operative options, with the aim of determining if any of the available interventions gives better outcomes compared to others...
August 22, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818047/second-opinion-for-degenerative-spinal-conditions-an-option-or-a-necessity-a-prospective-observational-study
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Mario Lenza, Rachelle Buchbinder, Margaret P Staples, Oscar F P Dos Santos, Reynaldo A Brandt, Claudio L Lottenberg, Miguel Cendoroglo, Mario Ferretti
BACKGROUND: Second opinions may improve quality of patient care. The primary objective of this study was to determine the concordance between first and second diagnoses and opinions regarding need for spinal surgery among patients with back or neck pain that have been recommended spinal surgery. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study of patients who had been recommended for spinal surgery and received a second opinion between May 2011 and May 2012 at the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein on the advice of their health insurance company...
August 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805759/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-dorsopathy-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-dysplasia
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M L Chukhlovina, A A Chukhlovin
AIM: To study the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and treatment of dorsopathy in patients with connective tissue dysplasia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients, aged from 18 to 45 years, with lumbar-sacral radiculopathies associated with connective tissue dysplasia were examined. Detailed neurological examination, X-ray visualization and MRI of lumbosacral spine section, electromyographic assessment were performed. A five-point scale of neuro-vertebrological symptoms, the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and the Roland-Morris Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire were used...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781912/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-part-1-lumbar-disc-disease
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Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: Patients with lumbar disc disease may present with low back pain, pain that radiates down into the lower extremity (radiculopathy), and leg pain that increases with ambulation (neurogenic claudication). Patients may first undergo diagnostic studies [(magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) examinations] to determine whether there is any significant nerve root or thecal sac compression. METHODS: Increasingly, patients with low back pain with/without radiculopathy are being screened by nurses rather than by neurologists or neurosurgeons/orthopedists...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739476/severity-of-foraminal-lumbar-stenosis-and-the-relation-to-clinical-symptoms-and-response-to-periradicular-infiltration-introduction-of-the-melting-sign
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M Farshad, R Sutter, A Hoch
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Nerve root compression causing symptomatic radiculopathy can occur within the intervertebral foramen. Sagittal MRI sequences are reliable in detection of nerve root contact to intraforaminal disc material, but a clinically relevant classification of degree of contact is lacking. PURPOSE: To investigate a potential relation of amount of contact between intraforaminal disc material and nerve root to clinical findings and response after periradicular corticosteroid infiltration...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723879/suppression-of-sympathetic-nerve-sprouting-by-local-administration-of-an-%C3%AE-antagonist-around-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-in-a-lumbar-radiculopathy-model
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Izaya Ogon, Tsuneo Takebayashi, Tsuyoshi Miyakawa, Takehito Iwase, Katsumasa Tanimoto, Yoshinori Terashima, Syunsuke Jimbo, Takeshi Kobayashi, Noritsugu Tohse, Toshihiko Yamashita
STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimental study with intervention OBJECTIVE.: The purpose of this study was to elucidate whether local administration of an α-antagonist around the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) suppressed sympathetic nerve sprouting, from the acute to the chronic pain development phase, in a lumbar radiculopathy model using immunohistochemical methods. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The abnormal sympathetic-somatosensory interaction may underlie some forms of neuropathic pain...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720993/inserting-pedicle-screws-in-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-the-easy-bone-conserving-way
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Hitesh Lal, Lalit Kumar, Ramesh Kumar, Tankeshwar Boruah, Pankaj Kumar Jindal, Vinod Kumar Sabharwal
BACKGROUND: Pedicle screw fixation in high grade lumbar listhetic vertebral body has been nightmare for Orthopaedic and spine surgeons. This is because of abnormally positioned listhetic pedicles and non-visualization of pedicle in conventional image intensifier (C-Arm). This results into increased surgical time, more blood loss, radiation exposure and more chances of infection. To overcome this problem, we have devised a new Technique of putting of pedicle screw fixation in listhetic vertebrae...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720990/selective-nerve-root-blocks-vs-caudal-epidural-injection-for-single-level-prolapsed-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-a-prospective-randomized-study
#18
Sudhir Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, Gaurav Chahal, Reetu Verma
BACKGROUND: Chronic lumbar radiculopathy has a lifetime prevalence of 5.3% in men and 3.7% in women. It usually resolves spontaneously, but up to 30% cases will have pronounced symptoms even after one year. AIMS: A prospective randomized single-blind study was conducted to compare the efficacy of caudal epidural steroid injection and selective nerve root block in management of pain and disability in cases of lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Eighty patients with confirmed single-level lumbar disc herniation were equally divided in two groups: (a) caudal epidural and (b) selective nerve root block group, by a computer-generated random allocation method...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718697/pain-drawings-predict-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-for-degenerative-disc-disease-in-the-cervical-spine
#19
Anna MacDowall, Yohan Robinson, Martin Skeppholm, Claes Olerud
INTRODUCTION: Pain drawings have been frequently used in the preoperative evaluation of spine patients. For lumbar conditions comprehensive research has established both the reliability and predictive value, but for the cervical spine most of this knowledge is lacking. The aims of this study were to validate pain drawings for the cervical spine, and to investigate the predictive value for treatment outcome of four different evaluation methods. METHODS: We carried out a post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial, comparing cervical disc replacement to fusion for radiculopathy related to degenerative disc disease...
July 18, 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705700/incidental-primary-intradural-carcinoid-tumor-in-a-patient-with-lumbar-radiculopathy
#20
Stavros Koustais, Philip J O'Halloran, Alfrazdaq Hassan, Francesca Brett, Steven Young
BACKGROUND: Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine neoplasms derived from enterochromaffin cells. Central nervous system involvement is rare. The reported cases include metastases to brain or spinal cord, and primary skeletal or extradural disease resulting in compressive myeloradiculopathy. There are 2 previously reported cases of primary intradural extramedullary carcinoid tumor, presenting with compressive symptoms. We report the first case of primary incidental intradural extramedullary carcinoid tumor...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
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