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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437346/correlations-between-sagittal-spinal-balance-and-quality-of-life-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hong Seok Lee, Jung Sub Lee, Jong Ki Shin, Tae Sik Goh
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To identify relationships between spinopelvic parameters and health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Little data are available on relationships between sagittal spinopelvic parameters and health-related quality of life in RA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study and control groups comprised 120 RA patients and 60 controls. All subjects underwent anteroposterior and lateral radiography of the whole spine, including hip joints, and all completed clinical questionnaires...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436378/outcomes-of-corpectomy-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer
#2
Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: The objective of surgical management of spinal metastases is to reduce pain and improve the patient's quality of life. The operation should restore spinal stability and decompress neural structures. One surgical technique is corpectomy followed by vertebral body reconstruction and stabilisation of the spine. The procedure may be performed in patients in overall good health and a good survival prognosis. The aim of this paper is to present the outcomes of surgical management of spinal metastases in patients who underwent corpectomy followed by vertebral body reconstruction and stabilisation of the spine...
January 26, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435645/angiofibrolipoma-of-posterior-mediastinum-with-transforaminal-extension
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Monia Attia, Imen Megdiche, Henda Neji, Ameur Belhadj, Ines Baccouche, Soussen Hantous Zannad, Khaoula Ben Miled M'rad
Angiofibrolipoma is a histological variant of lipoma, which commonly occurs in subcutaneous tissues. In the present report we illustrate the case of an angiofibrolipoma of the posterior upper mediastinum in a 75-year-old man presented with progressive chest pain. Xray chest showed a homogeneous opacity vertically oriented along the right lateral aspect of thoracic vertebrae with an obtuse angle to the mediastinum. The upper extremity of the mass extended above the superior clavicle, suggestive of a posterior mediastinal lesion...
March 24, 2017: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431718/coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-a-patient-with-polyarteritis-nodosa
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Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Kenji Iino, Hideyasu Ueda, Hironari No, Yoji Nishida, Shintaro Takago, Yoshiko Shintani, Hiroki Kato, Keiichi Kimura, Hirofumi Takemura
A 38-year-old man with polyarteritis nodosa presented with exertional chest pain. Coronary angiography revealed 3-vessel coronary artery disease. We performed 2-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting with the saphenous vein because the left internal thoracic artery was in poor condition. Histological examination of the left internal thoracic artery showed a strong effect of polyarteritis nodosa.
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431428/computational-and-in-vitro-experimental-investigation-of-intrathecal-drug-distribution-parametric-study-of-the-effect-of-injection-volume-cerebrospinal-fluid-pulsatility-and-drug-uptake
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Kevin M Tangen, Roxanne Leval, Ankit I Mehta, Andreas A Linninger
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal drug delivery is an attractive option to circumvent the blood-brain barrier for pain management through its increased efficacy of pain relief, reduction in adverse side effects, and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, there are limited guidelines for physicians to choose infusion or drug pump settings to administer therapeutic doses to specific regions of the spine or the brain. Although empiric trialing of intrathecal drugs is critical to determine the sustained side effects, currently there is no inexpensive in vitro method to guide the selection of spinal drug delivery parameters...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430307/the-incidence-and-risk-factors-of-coronary-steal-after-ipsilateral-avf-in-patients-with-a-coronary-artery-bypass-graft
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Sanghyun Ahn, Ahram Han, Song-Yi Kim, Chanjoong Choi, Sang-Il Min, Jongwon Ha, Ho Young Hwang, Ki-Bong Kim, Seung-Kee Min
OBJECTIVE: Ipsilateral arteriovenous fistula (AVF) may cause symptoms of coronary steal in patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) using internal thoracic artery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adverse effects of ipsilateral AVF to CABG, including the incidence of coronary steal, and to analyze the risk factors for coronary steal. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2013, a total of 25 patients undergoing hemodialysis via upper extremity AVF, ipsilateral to the preexisting CABG, were reviewed retrospectively...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430048/a-spinal-epidural-abscess-due-to-streptobacillus-moniliformis-infection-following-a-rat-bite-case-report
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Alexander Hammer, Dorit Wolff, Walter Geißdörfer, Michael Schrey, Renate Ziegler, Hans-Herbert Steiner, Christian Bogdan
The authors describe the case of a 40-year-old man suffering from an epidural abscess in the thoracic spine due to a rarely isolated pathogen, Streptobacillus moniliformis, the causative agent of rat bite fever. Besides diffuse abdominal pain, ataxia, paresthesia, hypesthesia, and enhanced reflexes of the lower extremities, the patient suffered from a decreased sensation of bladder filling. His history was also positive for a rat bite 6 weeks earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an epidural, space-occupying lesion compressing the spinal cord at the vertebral levels of T6-8...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429535/a-cross-circulated-bicephalic-model-of-head-transplantation
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Peng-Wei Li, Xin Zhao, Yun-Long Zhao, Bing-Jian Wang, Yang Song, Zi-Long Shen, Hong-Jun Jiang, Hai Jin, Sergio Canavero, Xiao-Ping Ren
AIMS: A successful cephalosomatic anastomosis ("head transplant") requires, among others, the ability to control long-term immune rejection and avoidance of ischemic events during the head transference phase. We developed a bicephalic model of head transplantation to study these aspects. METHODS AND RESULTS: The thoracic aorta and superior vena cava of a donor rat were anastomosed with the carotid artery and extracorporeal veins of a recipient rat by vascular grafts...
April 21, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427870/all-endoscopic-brachial-plexus-complete-neurolysis-for-idiopathic-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-a-prospective-case-series
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Thibault Lafosse, Malo Le Hanneur, Laurent Lafosse
PURPOSE: To describe an all-endoscopic technique for infra- and supraclavicular brachial plexus (BP) neurolysis and to assess its functional outcomes for patients suffering from nonspecific neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2013, 36 patients presenting an idiopathic nonspecific NTOS benefited from an endoscopic decompression in our institution. The inclusion criteria were a typical clinical NTOS and failure of a 6-month well-conducted nonsurgical treatment...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427480/lessons-from-a-large-trauma-center-impact-of-blunt-chest-trauma-in-polytrauma-patients-still-a-relevant-problem
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REVIEW
Konstantina Chrysou, Gabriel Halat, Beatrix Hoksch, Ralph A Schmid, Gregor J Kocher
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is the third most common cause of death after abdominal injury and head trauma in polytrauma patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate epidemiological data, treatment and outcome of polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma in order to help improve management, prevent complications and decrease polytrauma patients' mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective study we included all polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma admitted to our tertiary care center emergency department for a 2-year period, from June 2012 until May 2014...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425239/an-8-week-thoracic-spine-stabilization-exercise-program-improves-postural-back-pain-spine-alignment-postural-sway-and-core-endurance-in-university-students-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Şeyda Toprak Çelenay, Derya Özer Kaya
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the effects of an 8-week thoracic stabilization exercise program on back pain, spinal alignment, postural sway, and core endurance in university students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: University students were randomly allocated into exercise (n: 28) and control (n: 25) groups. The exercise program was carried out 3 days a week for 8 weeks. Postural pain, spinal alignment, postural sway, and core endurance were assessed via visual analogue scale, Spinal Mouse, Biodex Balance System, and McGill's trunk muscle endurance tests at the baseline and after 8 weeks of training...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422833/correction-of-sagittal-imbalance-in-treatment-for-adult-degenerative-scoliosis-with-thoracic-lordosis-and-lumbar-kyphosis-a-case-report
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Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Di Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
RATIONALE: Lumbar degenerative scoliosis (LDS) is a common spinal disease for senior citizens. However, LDS accompanied with thoracic lordosis and lumbar kyphosis (LK) is rare in clinic. No reports have reported LDS with thoracic lordosis and LK. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old woman just complained about sever back pain without any radiculopathy and neurodeficit of low limb for 2 years, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for back pain was 9 points and x-ray showed adult LDS with lordosis angle of 10° from 5th thoracic to 12th thoracic (T5-T12) and LK angle of 20°...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420670/confirmed-early-myocardial-rupture-in-a-patient-with-pulseless-electrical-activity-pea-following-late-presentation-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Baskar Sekar, Joe Martins, Sanjiv Petkar
A 69 year old male, an ex-smoker, was admitted with ongoing chest pain of 11 hours duration. Past medical history included treated hypertension and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He delayed seeking medical attention as he assumed the pain to be due to indigestion and kept taking antacids without much symptomatic relief. Clinical examination on arrival was unremarkable. Admission 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was diagnostic of a recent anterolateral myocardial infarction (MI) (Figure 1a). Bedside trans-thoracic echocardiogram (TTE) confirmed an established anterolateral MI (Video 1, Figure 1b)...
April 18, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419751/clinical-characteristics-of-fibromyalgia-in-a-chronic-pain-population
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Mark Gostine, Fred Davis, Bradley Roberts, Rebecca Risko, Michael Asmus, Joseph C Cappelleri, Alesia Sadosky
OBJECTIVE: To compare fibromyalgia (FM) characteristics among patients identified in a community-based chronic pain cohort based on traditional International Classification of Diagnoses Ninth Revision, ICD-9 diagnostic coding, with that of patients identified using a novel predictive model. METHODS: This retrospective study used data collected from July 1999 to February 17, 2015 in multiple chronic pain clinics in the United States. Patients were assigned to the FM case group based on specific inclusion criteria using ICD-9 codes or, separately, from results of a novel FM predictive model that was developed using random forest and logistic regression techniques...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419479/sonographic-diagnosis-of-a-radiographically-occult-displaced-fracture-of-a-costal-cartilage
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Chandra Bortolotto, Egisto Federici, Ferdinando Draghi, Stefano Bianchi
We report the case of a 22-year-old athlete who sustained a blunt thoracic trauma to the right chest causing a costal cartilage fracture. Plain radiographs revealed no abnormalities while sonographic (US) examination performed a week later because of persistent pain led to the diagnosis of a displaced fracture of the right tenth costal cartilage. A follow-up US examination confirmed the healing of the fracture and allowed the patient to return to competitive sport activity. We recommend the use of US in patients with persisting pain after thoracic trauma with negative plain radiographs of the ribs to rule out radiographically occult costal cartilage fractures...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416835/-polymethylmethacrylate-augmentation-of-bone-cement-injectable-cannulated-pedicle-screws-was-used-to-treat-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis-with-osteoporosis
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H L Sun, C D Li, X W Li, X D Yi, H Liu, H L Lu, H Li, Z R Yu, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the application of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) augmentation of cement-injectable cannulated pedicle screws for the treatment of degenerative lumbar scoliosis with osteoporosis. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study was used to compare cement injectable cannulated pedicle screws (CICPs) group with PMMA augmentation and control group with traditional method in the correction surgery for Lenke-silva level III and level IV degenerative scoliosis cases with osteoporosis...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
#17
Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413685/empyema-associated-with-campylobacter-curvus-infection
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Yukihiro Horio, Yoshiki Shiraishi, Nobuo Watanabe, Shigeaki Inoue, Tadashi Imanishi, Koichiro Asano
We report the first case of thoracic empyema associated with Campylobacter curvus infection. A 65-year-old woman with a history of bronchiectasis presented with acute cough and phlegm. The patient reported dyspnoea and left chest pain accompanied by left pleural effusion, despite treatment with sitafloxacin. Curved Gram-negative rods, eventually identified as C. curvus using 16S ribosomal RNA- and atpA-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing, were cultured in anaerobic condition of pleural effusion together with Peptostreptococci...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411737/neck-posture-during-lifting-and-its-effect-on-trunk-muscle-activation-and-lumbar-spine-posture
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Thomas M Hlavenka, Vanessa F K Christner, Diane E Gregory
Neck and head posture have been found to have a significant influence on the posture of the lower spine region during lifting and both an extended/upward gaze and a flexed/downward gaze have been hypothesized to lead to increased pain and/or overuse of the neck musculature. As a result, strength training recommendations have turned to the use of a retracted neck posture as being the safer posture to assume during lifting. This study examined trunk and neck muscle activity and lumbar spine posture in seven participants while performing moderate load lifts using a retracted neck posture (chin drawn in posteriorly; recently gaining popularity among coaches, trainers, and physical therapists to reduce neck pain during lifting, and freestyle neck posture (no instructions given)...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411526/endovascular-repair-of-a-ruptured-thoracic-aortic-dissection-with-a-right-sided-aortic-arch-a-case-report
#20
Jeremy L Irvan, James R Elmore, Sarah L Flora, Evan J Ryer
BACKGROUND: Emergency treatment of complex aortic pathology is challenging in the setting of a right-sided aortic arch. We report the successful treatment of a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) in the setting of a Stanford type B aortic dissection (TBAD) and right-sided aortic arch. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is a 66-year-old male with chronic kidney disease (CKD) admitted with right sided chest pain and hypotension. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) revealed a 5cm ruptured TAA in the setting of a TBAD and right-sided aortic arch...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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