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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329740/criteria-to-screen-for-traumatic-cervical-spine-instability-a-consensus-of-chiropractic-radiologists
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Sarah Dion, Maja Stupar, Pierre Côté, Julie-Marthe Grenier, John A Taylor
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to establish consensus on a radiographic definition for cervical instability for routine use in chiropractic patients who sustain trauma to the cervical spine. METHOD: We conducted a modified Delphi study with a panel of chiropractic radiologists. Panelists were asked to rate potential screening criteria for traumatic cervical spine instability when assessing cervical spine radiographs. Items rated as important for inclusion by at least 60% of participants in round 1 were submitted for a second round of voting in round 2...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328004/thoracolumbar-injury-classification-and-severity-score-in-children-a-reliability-study
#2
Ross L Dawkins, Joseph H Miller, Omar I Ramadan, Michael C Lysek, Elizabeth N Kuhn, Brandon G Rocque, Michael J Conklin, R Shane Tubbs, Beverly C Walters, Bonita S Agee, Curtis J Rozzelle
OBJECTIVE There are many classification systems for injuries of the thoracolumbar spine. The recent Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) has been shown to be a reliable tool for adult patients. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the TLICS system in pediatric patients. The validity of the TLICS system is assessed in a companion paper. METHODS The medical records of pediatric patients with acute, traumatic thoracolumbar fractures at a single Level 1 trauma center were retrospectively reviewed...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325346/-evidence-based-guideline-for-the-management-of-acute-subaxial-cervical-spine-injury
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In order to provide the clinical guidelines of acute subaxial cervical spine injury for the Chinese orthopedic surgeons, the Spine Trauma Group of Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons compiled this guidelines.The guidelines apply to adult patients with acute (less than 3 weeks) subaxial cervical spine and/(or) spinal cord or nerve root injuries. The Study Group wrote the guidelines by setting up questions, determining search words, screening literatures according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, analyzing the included literatures, confirming evidence levels and then providing recommendations...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323806/spine-and-spinal-cord-injuries-after-falls-from-tree-stands-during-the-wisconsin-deer-hunting-season
#4
Kimberly Hamilton, Brandon Rocque, Nathaniel Brooks
BACKGROUND: Deer hunting is popular in much of the United States. In Wisconsin, use of tree stands for hunting is common. Spine surgeons at a Level 1 Trauma Center observed a high incidence of spine and spinal cord injury due to falls from tree stands while hunting. This study's purpose is to systematically characterize and classify those injuries. METHODS: We reviewed the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' trauma database for tree stand-related injuries from 1999 to 2013...
November 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322585/scapular-fractures-in-the-pan-scan-era
#5
Cortlyn Brown, Karim Elmobdy, Ali S Raja, Robert M Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Scapular fractures have been traditionally taught to be associated with significant injuries and major morbidity. As we demonstrated with sternal fracture, pulmonary contusion and rib fracture, increased chest CT utilization and head-to-pelvis CT (pan-scan) protocols in blunt trauma evaluation, however, may diagnose minor, clinically irrelevant scapular fractures, possibly rendering previous teachings obsolete. OBJECTIVES: To determine the 1) percentages of scapular fractures seen on chest CT only (SOCTO) versus seen on both CXR and CT and of isolated scapular fracture (scapular fracture without other thoracic injuries), 2) frequencies of associated thoracic injury with scapular fracture, and 3) proportion of patients admitted, mortality, hospital length of stay, and injury severity scores (ISS), comparing four patient groups: scapular fracture, non-scapular fracture, scapular fracture SOCTO, and isolated scapular fracture...
January 11, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320399/on-farm-evaluation-of-a-novel-mechanical-cervical-dislocation-device-for-poultry
#6
Jessica E Martin, Victoria Sandilands, Julian Sparrey, Laurence Baker, Dorothy E F McKeegan
Urgent development of alternative on-farm killing methods for poultry is required following the number restrictions placed on the use of traditional manual cervical dislocation by European Legislation (EU 1099/2009). Alternatives must be proven to be humane and, crucially, practical in commercial settings with multiple users. We assessed the performance and reliability of a novel mechanical cervical dislocation device (NMCD) compared to the traditional manual cervical dislocation (MCD) method. NMCD was based on a novel device consisting of a thin supportive glove and two moveable metal finger inserts designed to aid the twisting motion of cervical dislocation...
January 10, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319650/decreasing-radiation-exposure-in-pediatric-trauma-related-to-cervical-spine-clearance-a-quality-improvement-project
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319649/decreasing-radiation-exposure-in-pediatric-trauma-related-to-cervical-spine-clearance-a-quality-improvement-project
#8
Valerie Ann Waddell, Susan Connelly
STUDY DESIGN: Quality improvement project. OBJECTIVES: Reduce the amount of radiation exposure in the pediatric trauma population 5 years of age and older in relation to cervical spine clearance. BACKGROUND: The evaluation of pediatric cervical spine injuries must be accurate and timely to avoid missed injuries. The difficult clinical examination in pediatric trauma patients necessitates the use of radiologic examinations to avoid missing catastrophic injuries...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312845/transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-using-transforaminal-endoscopic-spine-system-technique-pitfalls-that-a-beginner-should-avoid
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Stylianos Kapetanakis, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Antonios G Angoules, Panagiotis Givissis
Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy (TPED) is a minimally invasive technique mainly used for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation from a lateral approach. Performed under local anesthesia, TPED has been proven to be a safe and effective technique which has been also associated with shorter rehabilitation period, reduced blood loss, trauma, and scar tissue compared to conventional procedures. However, the procedure should be performed by a spine surgeon experienced in the specific technique and capable of recognizing or avoiding various challenging conditions...
December 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310322/effect-of-training-in-advanced-trauma-life-support-on-the-kinematics-of-the-spine-a-simulation-study
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Raquel Gordillo Martin, Pedro E Alcaráz, Laura Juguera Rodriguez, Antonio Nieto Fernandez-Pacheco, Elena Marín-Cascales, Tomás T Freitas, Manuel Pardo Rios
More than 7.5 million people in the world are affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). In this study, we aimed to analyze the effect of training in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) on the kinematics of the spine when performing different mobilization and immobilization techniques on patients with suspected SCI. A quasi-experimental study, clinical simulation, was carried out to determine the effect of training in ATLS on 32 students enrolled in the Master's program of Emergency and Special Care Nursing. The evaluation was performed through 2 maneuvers: placing of the scoop stretcher (SS) and spinal board (SB), with an actor who simulated a clinical situation of suspected spinal injury...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309356/external-validation-of-university-of-wisconsin-s-clinical-criteria-for-obtaining-maxillofacial-computed-tomography-in-trauma
#11
Amanda W Harrington, Kevin Y Pei, Roland Assi, Kimberly A Davis
OBJECTIVES: Patients sustaining multisystem trauma are at risk for oral and maxillofacial fractures. Although the University of Wisconsin established criteria to help guide the clinician in obtaining additional cross-sectional imaging to evaluate possible facial fractures, it has not been externally validated. Our aim was to evaluate whether the University of Wisconsin's Criteria is generalizable to external institutions through validation and to report modern practice patterns at a level 1 trauma center...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308631/rate-of-spinal-surgery-in-a-rapidly-aging-society-the-27-year-changes-in-miyagi-prefecture-japan
#12
Toshimi Aizawa, Shoichi Kokubun, Takashi Kusakabe, Hiroshi Ozawa, Yasuhisa Tanaka, Takeshi Hoshikawa, Ko Hashimoto, Haruo Kanno, Naoki Morozumi, Yutaka Koizumi, Chikashi Kawahara, Tetsuro Sato, Hironori Hyodo, Shinji Ogawa, Eiichi Murakami, Eiji Itoi
BACKGROUND: Japan has had a rapidly aging population during the past 30 years. This study aimed to investigate longitudinal changes in the surgical rate for spinal disorders in Miyagi Prefecture (2.35 million inhabitants) with a similar population composition to Japan. METHODS: Data of spinal surgeries were collected using the spine registry by Tohoku University Spine Society. Data on the annual number of spinal surgeries between 1988 and 2014 of all populations, in those aged ≧65 years old, in those aged ≧75 years old, and for each pathology were collected...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303468/validation-of-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis-computerized-adaptive-tests-in-cervical-spine-surgery
#13
Barrett S Boody, Surabhi Bhatt, Aditya S Mazmudar, Wellington K Hsu, Nan E Rothrock, Alpesh A Patel
OBJECTIVE The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), which is funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a set of adaptive, responsive assessment tools that measures patient-reported health status. PROMIS measures have not been validated for surgical patients with cervical spine disorders. The objective of this project is to evaluate the validity (e.g., convergent validity, known-groups validity, responsiveness to change) of PROMIS computer adaptive tests (CATs) for pain behavior, pain interference, and physical function in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303132/surgical-decompression-for-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-tertiary-center
#14
O A Ojo, E O Poluyi, B S Owolabi, O O Kanu, M O Popoola
BACKGROUND: There are controversies regarding the importance and timing of spinal cord decompression following trauma. Documented evidence shows that early decompression in the setting of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) improves neurologic outcomes. Our objective was to evaluate the outcome of posttraumatic spinal cord decompression with or without spinal stabilization in our region. METHODOLOGY: We performed a cross-sectional study on adult patients who presented with acute spinal cord compression of traumatic etiology within a 2-year period...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298251/bedside-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-epidural-hematoma-after-infant-lumbar-puncture
#15
Matthew P Kusulas, Eric P Eutsler, Andrew D DePiero
BACKGROUND: Unsuccessful lumbar puncture (LP) attempts may lead to epidural hematoma (EH) formation within the spinal canal at the site of needle insertion, which can affect subsequent attempts. We aimed to determine the rate of EH formation after infant LP using bedside ultrasound (US). Furthermore, we aimed to correlate both perceived trauma during LP and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) red blood cell (RBC) counts with EH formation. METHODS: We enrolled infants younger than 6 months who underwent LP in the emergency department...
January 2, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290537/assessment-of-variability-in-turkish-spine-surgeons-trauma-practices
#16
Engin Çetin, Alpaslan Şenköylü, Emre Acaroğlu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the variability among Turkish spinal surgeons in the management of thoracolumbar fractures by carrying out a web survey. METHODS: An invitation text and web-link of the survey were sent to the members of the Turkish Spine Society mail group. A fictitious spine trauma vignette, a 23 year-old male with a L1 burst fracture, was presented and 25 questions were asked to participants. Variability of answers in a given question was assessed with the Index of Qualitative Variation (IQV)...
December 28, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288228/intramural-oesophageal-haematoma-following-traumatic-neck-injury
#17
Emma Roemmele, Victoria Meighan, Brendan Morrissey
This case describes a previously well 90-year-old woman who presented with neck pain, swelling, dysphagia and hoarseness following a motor vehicle collision. Oesophageal oedema was visualised on CT of cervical spine and subsequent CT angiography highlighted an actively bleeding intramural oesophageal haematoma (IOH) extending from the cervical oesophagus to the carina. This rare phenomenon (IOH) has been described as a possible consequence of blunt trauma to the neck; however, we found no cases resulting from acceleration/deceleration injury...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286972/delayed-bone-infarct-in-the-ilium-following-a-pelvic-crush-injury-and-embolization-a-case-report
#18
Paul W Millhouse, Andrew J Miller, Jonathan Paul, Theodore D Conliffe, Alexander R Vaccaro, Zach Broyer
CASE: We present a case of delayed osteonecrosis of the ilium. After receiving embolization and multiple orthopaedic procedures following a complex pelvic crush injury, the patient subsequently developed posterior pelvic pain and tenderness over the posterior superior iliac spine, along with pain on sacroiliac joint compression. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis demonstrated a bone infarction in the left ilium adjacent to the sacroiliac joint. CONCLUSION: The symptoms from osteonecrosis of the ilium may simulate sacroiliitis or other conditions...
October 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283970/prehospital-spine-immobilization-spinal-motion-restriction-in-penetrating-trauma-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-east
#19
Catherine G Velopulos, Hasan M Shihab, Lawrence Lottenberg, Marcie Feinman, Ali Raja, Jeffrey Salomone, Elliott R Haut
BACKGROUND: Spine immobilization in trauma has remained an integral part of most emergency medical services (EMS) protocols despite a lack of evidence for efficacy and concern for associated complications, especially in penetrating trauma patients. We reviewed the published evidence on the topic of prehospital spine immobilization or spinal motion restriction in adult patients with penetrating trauma to structure a Practice Management Guideline. METHODS: We conducted a Cochrane style systematic review and meta-analysis, and applied GRADE methodology to construct recommendations...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283957/early-tracheostomy-in-patients-with-traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-appears-safe-and-may-improve-outcomes
#20
Christopher Flanagan, Benjamin R Childs, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series OBJECTIVE.: To characterize outcomes associated with tracheostomy timing following traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The morbidity associated with cervical spine trauma is substantially increased in the setting of concomitant CSCI. Despite recent evidence, it remains uncertain if early tracheostomy following traumatic CSCI can improve outcomes. METHODS: From January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2015, retrospective chart review identified seventy (70) patients who presented to a single Level 1 trauma center with traumatic CSCI and received tracheostomy for management of respiratory compromise...
December 27, 2017: Spine
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