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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213865/location-of-vertebral-fractures-is-associated-with-bone-mineral-density-and-history-of-traumatic-injury
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Jennifer Watt, Richard Crilly
The upper and lower thoracolumbar spine have been associated with different biomechanical outcomes. This concept, as it applies to osteoporotic fracture risk, has not been well documented. This was a case-control study of 120 patients seen in an osteoporosis clinic. Vertebral fractures were identified from lateral radiographs using Genant's semi-quantitative assessment method. An association between bone mineral density (BMD) T-scores and vertebral fracture location was assessed. In an additional analysis, the association between a history of any traumatic injury and possible predictor variables was also explored...
February 17, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
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Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187806/diagnosis-and-management-of-spinal-cord-emergencies
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E P Flanagan, S J Pittock
Most spinal cord injury is seen with trauma. Nontraumatic spinal cord emergencies are discussed in this chapter. These myelopathies are rare but potentially devastating neurologic disorders. In some situations prior comorbidity (e.g., advanced cancer) provides a clue, but in others (e.g., autoimmune myelopathies) it may come with little warning. Neurologic examination helps distinguish spinal cord emergencies from peripheral nervous system emergencies (e.g., Guillain-Barré), although some features overlap...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187803/management-of-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries
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C D Shank, B C Walters, M N Hadley
Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disease process affecting tens of thousands of people across the USA each year. Despite the increase in primary prevention measures, such as educational programs, motor vehicle speed limits, automobile running lights, and safety technology that includes automobile passive restraint systems and airbags, SCIs continue to carry substantial permanent morbidity and mortality. Medical measures implemented following the initial injury are designed to limit secondary insult to the spinal cord and to stabilize the spinal column in an attempt to decrease devastating sequelae...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187475/concomitant-sternal-fracture-in-flail-chest-an-analysis-of-21-741-polytrauma-patients-from-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
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Stefan Schulz-Drost, Sebastian Krinner, Andreas Langenbach, Pascal Oppel, Rolf Lefering, Dominic Taylor, Friedrich F Hennig, Andreas Mauerer
Background Isolated sternal fractures (SFs) rarely show complications, but their influence in a thorax trauma of the seriously injured still remains unclear. Methods A retrospective analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU(®) was performed involving the years 2009 to 2013 (Injury Severity Score [ISS] ≥ 16, primary admission to a trauma center). Cohort formation: Unilateral and bilateral flail chest (FC) injuries with and without a concomitant SF, respectively. Results In total, 21,741 patients (25% female) met the inclusion criteria, with 3,492 (16...
February 10, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168635/imaging-of-post-surgical-treatment-and-of-related-complications-in-spinal-trauma
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F Caranci, G Leone, L Ugga, E Cesarano, R Capasso, S Schipani, A Bianco, P Fonio, F Briganti, L Brunese
Spinal trauma is a devastating event with a high morbidity and mortality. The rationale of imaging is to diagnose the traumatic abnormalities and characterize the type of injury, to estimate the severity of the lesions, to evaluate the potential spinal instability. In case of spinal instability, the goals of operative treatment are decompression of the spinal cord canal and stabilization of the disrupted vertebral column. Particularly, diagnostic imaging, mainly by CT and MR, has a main role in the post-treatment evaluation...
February 6, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160064/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-open-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-technical-description-and-review-of-the-literature
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Martin Vazan, Jens Gempt, Bernhard Meyer, Niels Buchmann, Yu- Mi Ryang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) has been increasingly advocated during the last decade with new studies being reported every year. Minimally invasive spine procedures, such as minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion (MI-TLIF), have been introduced to reduce approach-related muscle trauma, to minimise blood loss, and to achieve faster wound healing, quicker ambulation and earlier patient discharge. METHODS: The aim of this article was to give a comprehensive review of the available English literature comparing open TLIF with MI-TLIF techniques published or available online between 1990 and 2014 as identified by an electronic database search on http://www...
February 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156214/a-2d-threshold-of-the-condylar-c1-interval-to-maximize-identification-of-patients-at-high-risk-for-atlantooccipital-dislocation-using-computed-tomography
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Vijay M Ravindra, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Kevin P Horn, Jason Ginos, Russell Brockmeyer, Jian Guan, John Rampton, Douglas L Brockmeyer
OBJECTIVE Measurement of the occipital condyle-C1 interval (CCI) is important in the evaluation of atlantooccipital dislocation (AOD) in pediatric trauma patients. The authors studied a large cohort of children with and without AOD to identify a 2D measurement threshold that maximizes the diagnostic yield of the CCI on cervical spine CT scans obtained in trauma patients. METHODS This retrospective, single-center study included all children who underwent CT of the cervical spine at Primary Children's Hospital from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2014, for trauma evaluation...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150118/clinical-outcomes-following-spinal-fracture-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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M Nugent, M J Berney, S Morris
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis is a seronegative rheumatoid condition mainly affecting the axial skeleton. It leads to progressive deformity and stiffening of the spine with an increased risk of vertebral fractures and significant neurological deficits compared to the general population. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of patients with ankylosing spondylitis who sustained acute vertebral fractures over a 10-year period. METHODS: A retrospective review of patient records and radiographic images was performed...
February 1, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141768/atlantoaxial-rotatory-subluxation-in-children
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Elizabeth C Powell, Jeffrey R Leonard, Cody S Olsen, David M Jaffe, Jennifer Anders, Julie C Leonard
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric cervical injuries are uncommon. This study was to describe injury circumstances, clinical findings, and management among children diagnosed with atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS) to aid in its recognition and management. METHODS: Subanalysis of a large case-control study from January 2000 to December 2004 in 17 hospitals in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network was performed. Cases were children younger than 16 years with AARS after blunt trauma (n = 55); controls were (a) children with other cervical spine injuries (other CSI, n = 485) and (b) those with normal imaging of the cervical spine (non-CSI, n = 1060)...
February 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135365/musculoskeletal-low-back-pain-in-school-aged-children-a-review
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James MacDonald, Emily Stuart, Richard Rodenberg
Importance: Low back pain (LBP) in children and adolescents is a common problem. The differential diagnosis of LBP in this population is broad and different from that seen in the adult population. Most causes of LBP are musculoskeletal and benign in their clinical course. Clinicians should have an understanding of the relevant anatomy and the most commonly encountered etiologic factors of LBP in children and adolescents to provide effective care. Observations: Low back pain is rarely seen in youth before they reach school age...
January 30, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134070/earthquake-related-orthopedic-injuries-in-adult-population-a-systematic-review
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Michelangelo Bortolin, Ilaria Morelli, Amalia Voskanyan, Nina R Joyce, Gregory R Ciottone
: Introduction Earthquake-related trauma results in crush injuries and bony- and soft-tissue trauma. There are no systematic reviews analyzing the typical injury patterns and treatments in "Mega-Mass-Casualty" earthquakes. The characterization of an injury pattern specific to disaster type, be it natural or manmade, is imperative to build an effective disaster preparedness and response system. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)...
January 30, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132729/malnutrition-an-underestimated-factor-in-the-inpatient-treatment-of-traumatology-and-orthopedic-patients-a-prospective-evaluation-of-1055-patients
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Christoph Ihle, Thomas Freude, Christian Bahrs, Eva Zehendner, Janick Braunsberger, Hans Konrad Biesalski, Christine Lambert, Ulrich Stöckle, Elke Wintermeyer, Julia Grünwald, Leonard Grünwald, Gunnar Ochs, Ingo Flesch, Andreas Nüssler
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal nutritional status is often observed among hospitalized patients across all medical specialties. The objective of the present study was to (1) analyze the prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalized orthopedic and trauma patients and (2) to evaluate the relationship between malnutrition and selected clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prospective field study was conducted between 06/2014 and 06/2015 in a German level I trauma center (Department of Traumatology, Septic Trauma Surgery and Arthroplasty) with a total number of 1055 patients...
January 22, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126035/an-unusual-presentation-of-a-stroke-in-a-developing-country-a-case-report
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N D B Ehelepola, T I D M Ranasinghe, B Prashanthi, H M P A G S Bandara
BACKGROUND: Patients often, but not always, present with features that allow easy differentiation between traumatic brain injury and a stroke. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are crucial for a good outcome in both. Millions of people worldwide climb coconut and other trees without any protective gear. We present a case of a coconut tree climber found unconscious after a fall, initially misdiagnosed as a traumatic brain injury but later proven to be a hemorrhagic stroke. We discuss how to prevent such incidents and why that deserves more attention...
January 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125935/atraumatic-spine-distraction-induces-metabolic-distress-in-spinal-motor-neurons
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Jennifer Elizabeth Bell, Jennifer L Seifert, Eileen Nicole Shimizu, Daniel J Sucato, Mario Romero-Ortega
Correction forces during spine deformity surgery including distraction, impart significant stresses to the spinal cord, which may result in permanent injury. Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) is commonly used by surgeons to recognize possible damage to the spinal cord in cases of evident traumatic or vascular damage to the spinal cord. However, mild insult to the spinal cord, which does not result in obvious trauma or electrophysiological changes, present a major clinical challenge as the mechanisms of this type of spinal cord injury (SCI) remain largely unknown, and thus preventive strategies are lacking...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124724/number-of-positive-radiographic-findings-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Thomas Ruffing, Tim Danko, Thomas Henzler, Christel Weiss, Alexander Hofmann, Markus Muhm
PURPOSE: Conventional radiography is frequently performed in pediatric patients in whom fractures and dislocations are suspected. However, until now, the rate of positive findings of the most commonly performed radiographic examinations in pediatric patients is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the number of positive findings in the 20 most frequently requested standard radiographic examinations in pediatric patients in a level 1 trauma center systematically. METHODS: A transversal cohort study was conducted at a level 1 trauma center in Germany (2008-2014)...
January 26, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124129/eponymous-terms-in-daily-practice-a-survey-among-dutch-orthopedic-surgeons
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Matthijs P Somford, Rebecca A Nieuwe Weme, Inger Sierevelt, Denise Eygendaal
INTRODUCTION: With a survey among Dutch orthopedic surgeons, we try to assess whether eponymous terms are still in use in daily practice. We also tried to find out whether younger generations tend to use them less than our older colleagues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a survey consisting of 57 eponymous terms, 67 participants were asked to mark the eponyms they knew and whether they used them in daily practice. RESULTS: No correlation was observed in known/used eponyms or years of experience in 58 completed surveys...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120086/does-navigation-improve-pedicle-screw-placement-accuracy-comparison-between-navigated-and-non-navigated-percutaneous-and-open-fixations
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Gualtiero Innocenzi, Simona Bistazzoni, Manuela D'Ercole, Giovanni Cardarelli, Francesco Ricciardi
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to assess how a preoperative computed tomography (CT)-based navigation system affected the correctness and safety of transpedicular screw insertion, compared with standard techniques. METHOD: Between January 2012 and February 2014, 203 patients underwent thoracic and lumbar fixation, with open and percutaneous techniques; 218 screws were implanted through an open navigated technique (1.0 Spine & Trauma 3d ver. 2.0 BrainLab, Feldkirchen Germany) in 43 patients; 220 screws were inserted with an open free-hand technique in 45 patients; 230 screws were implanted in 56 patients using percutaneous CT-based navigation; and 236 screws were inserted in 59 patients using a percutaneous fluoroscopy-guided technique...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111622/cruciate-paralysis-in-a-20-year-old-male-with-an-undisplaced-type-iii-odontoid-fracture
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Mansukhani Sameer A, Tuteja Sanesh V, Dhar Sanjay B
INTRODUCTION: Cruciate Paralysis is a rare incomplete spinal cord syndrome presenting as brachial diplegia with minimal or no involvement of the lower extremities. It occurs as a result of trauma to the cervical spine and is associated with fractures of the axis and/or atlas. Diagnosis is confirmed on MRI and is managed by treatment of the underlying pathology. Prognosis depends on the extent of spinal cord injury and the exact cause. CASE PRESENTATION: A 20-year-old male presented to the casualty with a history of an injury to the back of the head as a result of a fall...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108319/how-the-changes-in-the-system-affect-trauma-care-provision-the-assessment-of-and-implications-for-lithuanian-trauma-service-performance-in-2007-2012
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Žilvinas Dambrauskas, Vytautas Aukštakalnis, Aurika Karbonskienė, Dmitrijus Kačiurinas, Jolanta Vokietienė, Robertas Lapka, Algimantas Pamerneckas, Narūnas Porvaneckas, Kęstutis Stašaitis, Nedas Jasinskas, Paulius Dobožinskas, Dinas Vaitkaitis, Raimundas Lunevičius
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and assess the effects of changes in the Lithuanian trauma service from 2007 to 2012. We postulate that the implications derived from this study will be of importance to trauma policy planners and makers in Lithuania and throughout other countries of Eastern and Central Europe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Out of 10,390 trauma admissions to four trauma centers in 2007, 294 patients (2.8%) were randomly selected for the first arm of a representative study sample...
January 6, 2017: Medicina
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