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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30334226/using-systems-biology-and-mathematical-modeling-approaches-in-the-discovery-of-therapeutic-targets-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Matthew E R Butchbach
Systems biology uses a combination of experimental and mathematical approaches to investigate the complex and dynamic interactions with a given system or biological process. Systems biology integrates genetics, signal transduction, biochemistry and cell biology with mathematical modeling. It can be used to identify novel pathways implicated in diseases as well as to understand the mechanisms by which a specific gene is regulated. This review describes the development of mathematical models for the regulation of an endogenous modifier gene, SMN2, in spinal muscular atrophy-an early-onset motor neuron disease that is a leading genetic cause of infant mortality worldwide-by cAMP signaling...
2018: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30252425/mechanical-low-back-pain
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Joshua Scott Will, David C Bury, John A Miller
Low back pain is usually nonspecific or mechanical. Mechanical low back pain arises intrinsically from the spine, intervertebral disks, or surrounding soft tissues. Clinical clues, or red flags, may help identify cases of nonmechanical low back pain and prompt further evaluation or imaging. Red flags include progressive motor or sensory loss, new urinary retention or overflow incontinence, history of cancer, recent invasive spinal procedure, and significant trauma relative to age. Imaging on initial presentation should be reserved for when there is suspicion for cauda equina syndrome, malignancy, fracture, or infection...
October 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166969/metastatic-cancer-of-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-presenting-as-mid-and-low-back-pain-in-a-long-distance-runner
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Jeffrey P Leri
Objective: The purpose of this case study is to describe the presentation of a patient with persistent back pain and a history of carcinoma. Clinical Features: A 50-year-old female runner presented to a chiropractic office with persistent moderate low back and mid-back pain. She had a history of breast carcinoma. She had no positive neurologic signs or symptoms suggestive of radiculopathy. She denied any other health symptoms and received mild relief with only 1 office visit consisting of spinal manipulation, moist heat, and electrical stimulation...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30011010/operative-management-of-idiopathic-spinal-cord-herniation-case-series-and-novel-technique-for-repair-of-recurrent-herniation
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Randall J Hlubek, David S Xu, Celene B Mulholland, Jourdan Gilson, Nicholas Theodore, Jay D Turner, U Kumar Kakarla
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic spinal cord herniation (ISCH) is a rare pathology of the spine defined by herniation of the spinal cord through a dural defect. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the operative management of ISCH and the surgical nuances of ISCH repairs conducted at our institution. METHODS: This retrospective review examines consecutive patients with ISCH who were treated surgically between January 1, 2010, and July 31, 2017, at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona...
July 13, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30009065/retained-glass-fragment-in-the-cervical-spinal-canal-in-a-patient-with-acute-transverse-myelitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Simonas Jesmanas, Kristina Norvainytė, Rymantė Gleiznienė, Algirdas Mačionis
A 50-year-old male presented with a one-day history of right leg weakness, numbness, and urinary retention. Weakness was present for two weeks but worsened significantly during the last 24 hours. On the right there was sensory loss in the leg and below the Th8 dermatome. On the left there was sensory loss below the Th10 dermatome and distal loss of temperature sensation. Past medical history revealed a cervical trauma 30 years ago when a glass chip lodged into the left side of the neck. The patient did not seek medical attention after removing it himself...
2018: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760552/patients-receiving-chiropractic-care-in-a-neurorehabilitation-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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Robert D Vining, Stacie A Salsbury, W Carl Cooley, Donna Gosselin, Lance Corber, Christine M Goertz
Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions. Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738767/mir-411-suppresses-acute-spinal-cord-injury-via-downregulation-of-fas-ligand-in-rats
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Zong-Ming Gong, Zhen-Yu Tang, Xiao-Liang Sun
OBJECTIVE: To explore the role of miR-411/FasL in acute spinal cord injury (ASCI). METHODS: The ASCI rat model was established, and expression of miR-411 and Fas ligand (FasL) was examined. Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan (BBB) score was used to evaluate the rats' neurological function. PC12 oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) model was also established. Gene manipulation (including miR-411 mimic or inhibitor) was used to modulate gene expression. Luciferase reporter assay was conducted to confirm the targeting relationship between miR-411 and FasL...
June 22, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726799/cervical-corpectomy-for-resection-of-ventral-intramedullary-capillary-hemangioma-with-circumferential-involvement-of-the-anterior-spinal-artery-case-report
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Jonathan A Forbes, Nathan Teschan, Samuel Hayden Jones, Phillip Parry, Luke Simonet, Narayana K Swamy
There is limited evidence to suggest that anterior approaches for the resection of ventral intramedullary lesions of the cervical spinal cord may result in superior neurological outcomes compared with those following more traditional posterior approaches. To the authors' knowledge, no report of an anterior approach to resect a ventral intramedullary capillary hemangioma exists in the literature. In the following paper, the case of a 75-year-old male who presented with progressive neck and left shoulder pain, weakness of the left hand, myelopathy, and gait imbalance is reported...
August 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701423/reversal-of-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-immediate-post-operative-period-after-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm-repair-with-csf-drainage
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Marisa Silva, Ana Ferro
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery is a devastating and unpredictable complication (1). With surgical manipulation, particularly with aortic clamping, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure may rise, and its pressure exceeds the spinal arterial pressure, spinal perfusion may be reduced, leading to neurological dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: This clinical case reports to a 70-year-old male patient with an early onset of post-operative paraesthesia of the lower limbs in the immediate post-operative period of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595747/postoperative-infection-in-patients-undergoing-posterior-lumbosacral-spinal-surgery-a-pictorial-guide-for-diagnosis-and-early-treatment
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Shih-Hao Chen, Wen-Jer Chen, Meng-Huang Wu, Jen-Chung Liao, Chen-Ju Fu
Surgical site infections after posterior spinal surgery may lead to spondylodiscitis, pseudarthrosis, correction loss, adverse neurological sequelae, sepsis, and poor outcomes if not treated immediately. Infection rates vary depending on the type and extent of operative procedures, use of instrumentation, and patients' risk factors. Image evaluation is crucial for early diagnosis and should be complementary to clinical routes, laboratory survey, and treatment timing. Magnetic resonance imaging detects early inflammatory infiltration into the vertebrae and soft tissues, including hyperemic changes of edematous marrow, vertebral endplate, and abscess or phlegmon accumulation around the intervertebral disk, epidural, and paravertebral spaces...
July 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517666/multimodal-intraoperative-monitoring-during-reduction-of-spine-burst-fracture-and-dislocation-prevents-neurologic-injury
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Tong Yu, Yao Wang, Xi-Wen Zhang, Zhen-De Jiang, Xiu-Jie Zhu, Qi-Yao Jiang, Jian-Wu Zhao
This study aims to evaluate the application of multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) in surgical treatment for spine burst fracture and dislocation (SBFD) patients.Eleven patients who underwent posterior reduction and instrumentation (PRI) for SBFD from June 2014 to July 2016 were included into the study. The function of the spinal cord was monitored by MIOM. The muscle strength of the lower extremities and American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) scores were, respectively, evaluated (before surgery, and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery)...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496687/painful-torticollis-following-adenotonsillectomy-a-cardinal-sign-of-atlantoaxial-subluxation
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Benjamin John Miller, Raj Lakhani, Arif Rashid, Philipa Tostevin
An 11-year-old boy with a history of autism spectrum disorder attended the emergency department with his mother 8 days after an adenotonsillectomy reporting postoperative bleeding. Detailed physical examination revealed no active bleeding, but a rigid neck posture was noted. A head and neck CT scan demonstrated unilateral rotatory atlantoaxial subluxation and possible damage to the anterior spinal ligament. He was reviewed by neurosurgeons who performed manipulation under anaesthetic and successfully realigned the occipital cervical tract...
March 1, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496626/a-novel-anterior-decompression-technique-vertebral-body-sliding-osteotomy-for-ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-of-the-cervical-spine
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Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Choon Sung Lee, Chang Ju Hwang, Sung Hoon Choi, Chul Gie Hong
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional anterior decompression surgery for cervical myelopathy, including anterior corpectomy and fusion, is technically demanding and is known to be associated with a higher incidence of surgery-related complications, including cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage, neurologic deterioration, and graft failure compared with posterior surgery. PURPOSE: We introduce a novel anterior decompression technique (vertebral body sliding osteotomy [VBSO]) for cervical myelopathy caused by ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and evaluate the efficacy and safety of this procedure...
June 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403246/surgical-management-of-c-type-subaxial-cervical-fractures-using-cervical-traction-followed-by-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-within-12-h-after-the-trauma
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Pasquale Donnarumma, Vincenzo Bozzini, Gaetano Rizzi, Arturo Berardi, Gaetano Merlicco
Study Design: This was a retrospective cohort study. Objective: To report our 10-year experience of closed reduction using Crutchfield traction followed by anterior cervical discectomy and fusion within 12 h from injury for C-type subaxial cervical fractures (according to the AOSpine classification system). Methods: Clinical records and neuroimaging were retrospectively reviewed. Surgical details were provided. Results: A total of 22 patients were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349965/-clinical-characteristics-analysis-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-with-symptom-aggravated-caused-by-spinal-manipulative-therapy
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Feng Zhao, Jun-Peng Pei, Pan Diao, Zhi-Li Meng, Yuan Sun, Sheng-Li Huang
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the characteristics of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) with symptom aggravated caused by spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). METHODS: Detailed clinical profiles of a total number of 10 LDH patients with symptoms aggravated after SMT were reviewed including 5 males and 5 females with age from 46 to 68 years old, 7 patients of them were more than 50 years old. The clinical data of 10 patients were analyzed involving age, gender, clinical symptoms, signs, imaging findings, surgical treatment and prognosis...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335358/sox2-is-essential-for-oligodendroglial-proliferation-and-differentiation-during-postnatal-brain-myelination-and-cns-remyelination
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Sheng Zhang, Xiaoqing Zhu, Xuehong Gui, Christopher Croteau, Lanying Song, Jie Xu, Aijun Wang, Peter Bannerman, Fuzheng Guo
In the CNS, myelination and remyelination depend on the successful progression and maturation of oligodendroglial lineage cells, including proliferation and differentiation of oligodendroglial progenitor cells (OPCs). Previous studies have reported that Sox2 transiently regulates oligodendrocyte (OL) differentiation in the embryonic and perinatal spinal cord and appears dispensable for myelination in the postnatal spinal cord. However, the role of Sox2 in OL development in the brain has yet to be defined. We now report that Sox2 is an essential positive regulator of developmental myelination in the postnatal murine brain of both sexes...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234493/what-are-the-risks-of-manual-treatment-of-the-spine-a-scoping-review-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Gabrielle Swait, Rob Finch
Background: Communicating to patients the risks of manual treatment to the spine is an important, but challenging element of informed consent. This scoping review aimed to characterise and summarise the available literature on risks and to describe implications for clinical practice and research. Method: A methodological framework for scoping reviews was followed. Systematic searches were conducted during June 2017. The quantity, nature and sources of literature were described...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225897/-bottom-hung-window-trauma-in-cats-neurological-evaluation-and-outcome-in-71-cats-with-bilateral-hindlimb-injury
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Gabriele M Gradner, Lina Dogman-Rauberger, Gilles Dupré
Objectives: Influence of neurological status on the mortality rate of paraparetic/paralysed cats presenting after entrapment in a bottom-hung window was evaluated. It was hypothesised that (1) loss of deep pain sensation at admission would not be a negative prognostic factor for regaining motor function and that (2) mortality rate would be influenced by the severity of neurological grade upon admission. Methods: Clinical and pathological data of affected cats that presented at our institution between 2001 and 2012 for this specific trauma were collected retrospectively: breed, age, sex, last contact with owner (<3 hours and >3 hours), whether the cat was suffering from monoparesis or paraparesis/paraplegia, duration of hospitalisation, rectal temperature, surface temperature of the skin of the hindlimbs, femoral pulse and tone of the pelvic musculature...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081250/effects-of-training-intensity-on-locomotor-performance-in-individuals-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-randomized-crossover-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Gabrielle Brazg, Meghan Fahey, Carey L Holleran, Mark Connolly, Jane Woodward, Patrick W Hennessy, Brian D Schmit, T George Hornby
BACKGROUND: Many physical interventions can improve locomotor function in individuals with motor incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI), although the training parameters that maximize recovery are not clear. Previous studies in individuals with other neurologic injuries suggest the intensity of locomotor training (LT) may positively influence walking outcomes. However, the effects of intensity during training of individuals with iSCI have not been tested. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this pilot, blinded-assessor randomized trial was to evaluate the effects of LT intensity on walking outcomes in individuals with iSCI...
October 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079071/occult-spinal-cord-injury-after-blunt-force-trauma-in-a-patient-with-achondroplasia-a-case-report-and-review-of-trauma-management-strategy
#20
Martin Huecker, Zach Harris, Eric Yazel
BACKGROUND: Achondroplastic dwarfism is associated with anatomic abnormalities that can predispose to occult injury and challenges in trauma management. Airway anatomy is problematic due to macrocephaly, midface hypoplasia, and a narrow nasopharynx. Manipulation of the neck is very dangerous due to the high likelihood of preexisting cervicomedullary stenosis. Restrictive lung disease and obstructive sleep apnea may complicate respiratory status. Peripheral and central venous access can be difficult to obtain...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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