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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723774/relationship-between-first-dorsal-sacral-foramen-and-lumbar-facet-joint-connecting-line-in-south-korea-populations-retrospective-study
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Young Deog Cha, Jae Kyu Choi, Chun Woo Yang, Hyun Kyoung Lim, Gyoung A Heo, Byung-Gun Kim
The first sacral nerve root block (S1 nerve root block) is a practical procedure for patients with radiating lower back pain. In general, S1 nerve root block is performed under x-ray fluoroscopy. It is necessary to adjust the position of the patient and angle of fluoroscopy to properly visualize the first dorsal sacral foramen (dorsal S1 foramen). The purpose of this study was to analyze the location of dorsal S1 foramen and lumbar facet joint in S1 nerve root block.A total of 388 patients undergoing x-ray fluoroscopy-guided S1 nerve root block in the prone position were examined...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716108/esoteric-connective-tissue-therapy-for-chronic-low-back-pain-to-reduce-pain-and-improve-functionality-and-general-well-being-compared-with-physiotherapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#2
Christoph Schnelle, Steffen Messerschmidt, Eunice J Minford, Kate Greenaway-Twist, Maxine Szramka, Marianna Masiorski, Michelle Sheldrake, Mark Jones
BACKGROUND: Low back pain causes more global disability than any other condition. Once the acute pain becomes chronic, about two-thirds of sufferers will not fully recover after 1-2 years. There is a paucity of effective treatments for non-specific, chronic low back pain. It has been noted that low back pain is associated with changes in the connective tissue in the affected area, and a very low-impact treatment, Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy (ECTT), has been developed to restore flexibility in connective tissue...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708311/prenatal-assessment-of-the-position-of-fetal-conus-medullaris-as-a-predictor-of-fetal-spinal-lesions
#3
Dan Zhao, Qiuju Wei, Ailu Cai, Limei Xie, Bing Wang, Xiaoguang Wang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare two different methods in assessment of the position of fetal conus medullaris (CM) and to explore the significance for assessment of CM. METHODS: This study included both normal fetuses and those with the diagnosis of fetal spinal lesions. The position of fetal CM was performed sonographically using two methods: location of CM in relation to the vertebral body (CM level) and measurement of the conus sacrum (CS) distance...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707131/posterior-locked-lateral-compression-injury-of-the-pelvis-in-geriatric-patients-an-infrequent-and-specific-variant-of-the-fragility-fracture-of-pelvis
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Se-Won Lee, Weon-Yoo Kim, Sung-Jun Koh, Young-Yul Kim
INTRODUCTION: Posterior locked lateral compression injury (PLLCI) of the pelvic ring is an infrequent variant of lateral compression injury, a condition described in only eight reported cases since 2000. Lateral compression injury usually results from high-energy trauma and is characterized by locking between the medially translated fractured ilium and the anterior border of the sacrum, regardless of whether the fractured ilium involves the sacroiliac joint. However, in our experience, lateral compression injury can also result from low-energy trauma as a manifestation of pelvic fragility fracture...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704681/cytokine-il1%C3%AE-and-lactate-as-markers-for-tissue-damage-in-spineboard-immobilisation-a-prospective-randomised-open-label-crossover-trial
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Baukje Hemmes, Luuk A de Wert, Peter R G Brink, Cees W J Oomens, Dan L Bader, Martijn Poeze
BACKGROUND: Spinal immobilisation using a rigid long spineboard is a well-established procedure in trauma care. During immobilisation, the body is exposed to high tissue-interface pressures. This may lead to a localised inflammatory response of the skin, which may be used to monitor the body's response to different types of immobilisation device. AIM: In this study we compared the standard rigid spineboard with a new soft-layered spineboard regarding tissue-interface pressures, skin redness as an indicator of reactive hyperaemia and cutaneous IL1α and lactate release...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700527/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-psoriatic-arthritis-a-descriptive-study-of-indications-features-and-effect-on-treatment-change
#6
Hernán Maldonado-Ficco, Barry J Sheane, Arane Thavaneswaran, Vinod Chandran, Dafna D Gladman
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe the indications for, and features of, axial/peripheral joint magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and to examine the influence of MRI findings on clinical practice. METHODS: All axial and peripheral (hand and/or foot) MRI scans on patients attending the Toronto PsA clinic l between 2003 and 2014 were included. Scan details were garnered from the radiologist's official report. A chart review was performed to determine if MRI findings contributed to a change of treatment...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691388/topical-treatment-with-sacran-a-sulfated-polysaccharide-from-aphanothece-sacrum-improves-corneocyte-derived-parameters
#7
Moeko Doi, Yuki Sagawa, Shigeyoshi Momose, Takumi Tanaka, Taeko Mizutani, Yuri Okano, Hitoshi Masaki
Sacran, a polysaccharide isolated from Aphanothece sacrum (Suizenji-nori) alga, has unique characteristics in terms of its physiological properties and effects on the skin, and has recently become a focus of attention as a novel biomaterial. In a previous study, we reported the unique physical characteristics of sacran, which forms a gel-like film containing water in the presence of polyols. This film resists penetration by water and chemicals. We expected this unique physical characteristic to act as an artificial barrier upon the application of sacran to the skin...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688061/new-method-for-correction-of-lumbo-sacral-kyphosis-deformity-in-patient-with-high-pelvic-incidence
#8
Marcin Czyz, Stephen Forster, James Holton, Babak Shariati, David J Clarkson, Bronek M Boszczyk
STUDY DESIGN: Technical note. OBJECTIVE: We describe a novel technique of bilateral longitudinal sacral osteotomy allowing direct reduction of high pelvic incidence (PI) and correction of sagittal imbalance. METHODS: A 25-year-old female patient presented with a disabling lumbo-sacral kyphosis fused in situ through previous operations with residual low-grade wound infection and grade IV L5/S1 spondylolisthesis with severity index (SI) of 65%...
July 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687168/evidence-based-anatomical-review-areas-derived-from-systematic-analysis-of-cases-from-a-radiological-departmental-discrepancy-meeting
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S C Chin, J R Weir-McCall, P M Yeap, R D White, M J Budak, G Duncan, T B Oliver, I A Zealley
AIM: To produce short checklists of specific anatomical review sites for different regions of the body based on the frequency of radiological errors reviewed at radiology discrepancy meetings, thereby creating "evidence-based" review areas for radiology reporting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single centre discrepancy database was retrospectively reviewed from a 5-year period. All errors were classified by type, modality, body system, and specific anatomical location...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683929/how-do-we-stand-variations-during-repeated-standing-phases-of-asymptomatic-subjects-and-low-back-pain-patients
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Hendrik Schmidt, Maxim Bashkuev, Jeronimo Weerts, Friedmar Graichen, Joern Altenscheidt, Christoph Maier, Sandra Reitmaier
An irreproducible standing posture can lead to mis-interpretation of radiological measurements, wrong diagnoses and possibly unnecessary treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the differences in lumbar lordosis and sacrum orientation in six repetitive upright standing postures of 353 asymptomatic subjects (including 332 non-athletes and 21 athletes - soccer players) and 83 low back pain (LBP) patients using a non-invasive back-shape measurement device. In the standing position, all investigated cohorts displayed a large inter-subject variability in sacrum orientation (∼40°) and lumbar lordosis (∼53°)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676363/coccydynia-tailbone-pain
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Patrick M Foye
Coccyx (tailbone) pain substantially decreases the quality of life for patients who suffer with this condition. Classic symptoms include midline pain located below the sacrum and above the anus. Symptoms are worse while sitting or during transitions from sitting to standing. Physical examination typically reveals focal tenderness during palpation of the coccyx. Diagnostic tests include radiographs. Advanced studies may include MRI, computerized tomography scans, or nuclear medicine bone scans. Treatments may include the use of cushions, medications by mouth, topical medications, local pain management injections, pelvic floor physical therapy, and (in rare cases) surgical removal of the coccyx (coccygectomy)...
August 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670176/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-of-metastatic-nasopharyngeal-cancer-with-emphasis-on-the-distribution-of-bone-metastases
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Ammad Shanoon Al Tamimi, Sumbul Zaheer, David Chee Ng, Saabry Osmany
Distant metastases change the prognosis of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) which most commonly metastasizes to the bone. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is reported as useful in imaging NPC metastases. Our study assesses the incidence and distribution of bone metastases detected by (18)F-FDG PET/CT in NPC. 717 (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan reports of histologically proven NPC patients imaged in Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, between 2003 and 2009 were reviewed for the total number of metastases (scanned from vertex to mid-thigh) and analyzed for distribution...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668414/extra-adrenal-myelolipoma-and-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-imaging-features-of-two-similar-benign-fat-containing-presacral-masses-that-may-mimic-liposarcoma
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Laurel A Littrell, Jodi M Carter, Stephen M Broski, Doris E Wenger
OBJECTIVE: To describe the imaging characteristics of extra-adrenal myelolipoma and mass-forming extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) occurring in the presacral region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review between 1980 and 2015 revealed 11 patients with biopsy-proven presacral extra-adrenal myelolipoma and 11 patients with presacral EMH and radiologic imaging studies. RESULTS: All cases of both myelolipoma and EMH directly abutted the anterior sacrum and were centered on the midline...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653101/ct-guided-cement-sacroplasty-csp-as-pain-therapy-in-non-dislocated-insufficiency-fractures
#14
Reimer Andresen, Sebastian Radmer, Mathias Wollny, Julian Ramin Andresen, Urs Nissen, Hans-Christof Schober
INTRODUCTION: In elderly patients with reduced bone quality, insufficiency fractures of the sacrum are relatively common and are typically associated with severe disabling pain. The objective of the present study was to examine the feasibility of cement augmentation by CSP, to determine post-interventional leakages and other complications, and to present the outcome of pain over the course of 18 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 23 patients (20 women and 3 men) with an average age of 81...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653097/treatment-and-outcome-of-metastatic-paraganglioma-of-the-spine
#15
Qi Jia, Huabin Yin, Jian Yang, Zhipeng Wu, Wangjun Yan, Wang Zhou, Xinghai Yang, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND: Spinal metastatic paraganglioma (MPG) is rare and only reported in individual case reports. The low incidence makes it difficult to define appropriate therapy and prognosis. Our study illustrated the largest series to discuss the possible treatment and outcomes of patients with spinal MPG. METHODS: A retrospective study of 15 patients with spinal MPG who were surgically treated between 2005 and 2014 was performed. Three surgical modalities were applied, and radiotherapy and chemotherapy were utilized as adjuvant therapy...
June 26, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650881/intraoperative-radiographic-technique-for-visualization-of-bicortical-or-tricortical-anteromedial-sacral-screw-placement
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Nikhil Jain, Elizabeth Yu
The bicortical anteromedial sacral screw trajectory is the most widely used for S1 screw fixation. The assessment of anterior cortex purchase is difficult on a lateral view due to the overlapping bony anatomy of the sacrum and pelvis. We describe the intraoperative radiographic technique for a personalized pelvic inlet view that is perpendicular to the superior sacral surface to visualize sacral screw placement. This technique allows for assessment of anterior cortex purchase with anteromedial angulation in the same view...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647781/computer-navigation-assisted-surgery-for-musculoskeletal-tumors-a-closer-look-into-the-learning-curve
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Kevin Staats, Joannis Panotopoulos, Thomas M Tiefenboeck, Reinhard Windhager, Philipp T Funovics
BACKGROUND: Computer navigation-assisted surgery for musculoskeletal tumors has shown to reduce the risk of intra-lesional margins in resection. Experiences with this method are still limited to smaller case series. METHOD: We reviewed our first experiences in 24 patients in whom computer navigation-assisted surgery had been performed. In 7 of these patients (6 male and 1 female), this has influenced the surgical treatment plan and navigation was used for both tumor resection and reconstruction...
August 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645253/a-case-report-of-thoracolumbar-paraspinal-myopathy-as-the-cause-of-camptocormia-in-a-patient-with-atypical-parkinsonism
#18
Yoon Kim, Ahro Kim, Aryun Kim, Beomseok Jeon
BACKGROUND: Camptocormia is severe flexion of the thoracolumbar spine, exaggerated during standing and walking but minimized in supine position. Even though camptocormia is a relatively common condition during the course of Parkinson's disease, there is ongoing controversy concerning its mechanisms. The most widely accepted and yet still disputed one is dystonia. However, based on myopathic changes observed in the paraspinal muscle biopsies of some PD patients with camptocormia, the attempt to attribute camptocormia to myopathy has continued...
June 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639458/use-of-computed-tomography-to-define-a-sacral-safe-corridor-for-placement-of-2-7-mm-cortical-screws-in-feline-sacroiliac-luxation
#19
Helen Philp, Alexane Durand, Felipe De Vicente
Objectives This study aimed to define a safe corridor for 2.7 mm cortical sacroiliac screw insertion in the dorsal plane (craniocaudal direction) using radiography and CT, and in the transverse plane (dorsoventral direction) using CT in feline cadavers. A further aim was to compare the values obtained by CT with those previously reported by radiography in the transverse plane. Methods Thirteen pelvises were retrieved from feline cadavers and dissected to expose one of the articular surfaces of the sacrum. A 2...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637843/poems-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-exudative-ascites-and-chronic-peripheral-neuropathy
#20
Omar Al-Mayoof, Hana Al Sughaiyer, Wuroud Abuomar, Maria Khan
POEMS syndrome (Peripheral neuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M protein, Skin changes) is a rare plasma cell disorder with multisystem involvementA 40-year-old man with a chronic history of unexplained peripheral neuropathy , presented with exudative ascites.He was found to have an incidental osteolytic lesion of the sacrum proven to be a plasmacytoma. Immunoelectrophoresis for monoclonal protein was negative.In addition, the patient was found to have hepatosplenomegaly, erectile dysfunction, hyperprolactinaemia and hypothyroidism...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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