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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647656/delayed-retroclival-and-cervical-spinal-subdural-hematoma-complicated-by-pre-existing-chiari-malformation-in-an-adult-trauma-patient
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Ha Nguyen, Hoon Choi, Shekar Kurpad, Hesham Soliman
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma involving the retroclival region and upper cervical spine is a rare pathology. To our knowledge, there have only been two prior cases in an adult trauma patient. We describe a patient with pre-existing Chiari 1 malformation, who recently sustained a unilateral Type 1 OCF (occipital condyle fracture) with associated disruption of the tectorial membrane and transverse ligament, that returned with a retroclival subdural hematoma extending down to C7, causing spinal cord compression and symptomatic obstructive hydrocephalus...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647095/increased-detection-of-blunt-carotid-and-vertebral-artery-injury-after-implementation-of-diagnostic-imaging-pathway-in-level-1-trauma-centre-in-western-australia
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Manimaran Sinnathamby, Sudhakar V Rao, Dieter G Weber
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Blunt Carotid Artery and Vertebral Artery Injury (BCVI) is relatively low in modern trauma practice. However, these injuries may be associated with severe neurological consequences. Following the introduction of a Diagnostic Imaging Pathway in Department of Health of Western Australia, we hypothesized that this injury would be less likely to be missed, and accordingly diagnosed more frequently. METHOD: A review of all major trauma (Injury Severity Scale>15) admissions at the State Major Trauma Centre in Royal Perth Hospital was undertaken from 1995 until 2013...
June 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640778/a-cohort-study-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-screening-in-children-are-they-just-little-adults
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Mackenzie R Cook, Cordelie E Witt, Robert H Bonow, Eileen M Bulger, Ken F Linnau, Saman Arbabi, Bryce R H Robinson, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) are rare with nonspecific predictors, making optimal screening critical. Radiation concerns magnify these issues in children. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) criteria, the Utah score (US) and the Denver criteria (DC) have been advocated for pediatric BCVI screening, though direct comparison is lacking. We hypothesized that current screening guidelines inaccurately identify pediatric BCVI. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of pediatric trauma patients treated from 2005-2015 with radiographically confirmed BCVI...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632646/the-utility-of-adding-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-computed-tomography-alone-in-the-evaluation-of-cervical-spine-injury-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Daniel G Tobert, Hai V Le, Dana A Leonard, Allan L Yau, Prashant Rajan, Charles H Cho, James D Kang, Christopher M Bono, Mitchel B Harris
STUDY DESIGN: Adult patients who received CT alone or CT-MRI for the evaluation of cervical OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the utility of CT-MRI in the diagnosis of cervical spine injury using propensity matched techniques. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The optimal evaluation (computed tomography [CT] alone vs CT and magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) for patients with suspected cervical spine injury in the setting of blunt trauma remains controversial. METHODS: The primary outcome was the identification of a cervical spine injury, with decision for surgery and change in management considered secondarily...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628414/paraspinal-fat-pad-changes-as-a-valuable-indicator-of-posterior-ligamentous-complex-injury-in-upper-cervical-spine-trauma
#5
Miso Kim, Seunghun Lee, Yoonah Song
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607823/traumatic-spondyloptosis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report-and-discussion-of-worldwide-treatment-trends
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Kelly E Wong, Peter S Chang, Mark S Monasky, Rodney M Samuelson
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondyloptosis is defined as the dislocation of the spinal column most often caused by trauma. Due to compression or transection of the spinal cord, severe neurological deficits are common. Here, we review the literature and report a case of traumatic C5-6 spondyloptosis that was successfully treated using an anterior-only surgical approach. METHODS: The patient presented with quadriplegia and absent sensation distal to the C5 dermatome following a rollover motor vehicle accident...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603566/current-concepts-in-pediatric-cervical-spine-trauma
#7
Kunal Shah, Agnivesh Tikoo, Manish K Kothari, Abhay Nene
BACKGROUND: Pediatric spinal trauma is rare and challenging entity. Although cervical spine is commonly affected, it is often missed on routine imaging investigations. Therefore better understanding of growing spine and its patho-physiology is crucial. METHODS: Articles related to pediatric cervical trauma were searched on Pubmed and other online research data banks. We have summarized unique anatomy of pediatric spine, investigations followed by common injury patterns, their diagnostic challenges and management...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594515/cervical-spine-injuries-in-the-athlete
#8
Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro
Cervical spine injuries are common and range from relatively minor injuries, such as cervical muscle strains, to severe, life-threatening cervical fractures with spinal cord injuries. Although cervical spine injuries are most common in athletes who participate in contact and collision sports, such as rugby and American football, they also have been reported in athletes who participate in noncontact sports, such as baseball, gymnastics, and diving. Cervical spine injuries in athletes are not necessarily the result of substantial spine trauma; some athletes have chronic conditions, such as congenital stenosis, that increase their risk for a serious cervical spine injury after even minor trauma...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591075/comparison-of-the-vacuum-mattress-versus-the-spine-board-alone-for-immobilization-of-the-cervical-spine-injured-patient-a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study
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Mark L Prasarn, Per Kristian Hyldmo, Laura A Zdziarski, Evan Loewy, Dewayne Dubose, MaryBeth Horodyski, Glenn R Rechtine
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical cadaveric study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Trauma patients in the United States are immobilized on a rigid spine board, whereas in many other places vacuum mattresses are used with the proposed advantages of improved comfort and better immobilization of the spine. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the amount of motion generated in an unstable cervical spine fracture with use of the vacuum mattress versus the spine board alone...
June 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589067/intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-induced-polyuric-syndrome
#10
Shannon Granger, David Ninan
A 23-year-old male trauma patient with a cervical spine fracture underwent an anterior and posterior discectomy and spinal fusion surgery. The patient presented to the operating room with a stabilizing halo fixation device in place, and a fiberoptic intubation was performed with dexmedetomidine for sedation. During the surgical procedure, general anesthesia was maintained with a propofol and remifentanil infusion as the patient was monitored using somatosensory and motor evoked potentials. The patient's urine output increased gradually during the nine-hour surgical procedure from 150 mL/hour to over 700 mL/hour in the eighth hour of the procedure, where it remained until the end of the procedure...
May 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571084/trauma-imaging-of-the-acute-cervical-spine
#11
Daniela Berritto, Antonio Pinto, Paul Michelin, Xavier Demondion, Sammy Badr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557848/-letter-to-the-editor-cervical-spine-mri-in-blunt-cervical-trauma-patients
#12
Ajay Malhotra, Xiao Wu, Sowmya Mahalingam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554588/pathologic-c-spine-fracture-with-low-risk-mechanism-and-normal-physical-exam
#13
Andrew Hunter, Jolion McGreevy, Judith Linden
Cervical spinal fracture is a rare, but potentially disabling complication of trauma to the neck. Clinicians often rely on clinical decision rules and guidelines to decide whether or not imaging is necessary when a patient presents with neck pain. Validated clinical guidelines include the Canadian C-Spine Rule and the Nexus criteria. Studies suggest that the risks of a pathologic fracture from a simple rear end collision are negligible. We present a case of an individual who presented to an emergency department (ED) after a low speed motor vehicle collision complaining of lateral neck pain and had multiple subsequent visits for the same complaint with negative exam findings...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554184/vertebral-artery-dissection-in-a-bouncy-castle-injury-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Valeria Ripa, Timur M Urakov, Sarah C Jernigan
There is an increased rate of injuries associated with activities on bouncy castles. The purpose of this article was to describe the case of a 6-year-old boy who sustained a brain infarct as a consequence of a left posterior inferior cerebellar artery dissection due to improper landing in a bouncy castle and who required a suboccipital craniotomy. The second goal was to outline the literature review regarding cervical trauma related to trampoline or bouncy castle accidents in pediatric populations. Based on the described case and reviewed studies, bouncy castle or any other activity resulting in hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck should be carefully evaluated for cervical spine fractures and vascular injuries...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550896/pediatric-near-drowning-events-do-they-warrant-trauma-team-activation
#15
Pranit N Chotai, Lisa Manning, Benjamin Eithun, Joshua C Ross, James W Eubanks, Chad Hamner, Ankush Gosain
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of traumatic injuries, factors associated with mortality, and need for pediatric trauma surgery involvement for drowning and near-drowning events in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review board-approved, retrospective chart review was performed at three American College of Surgeons-verified Pediatric Trauma Centers (2011-2014). Patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes or E-codes for fatal-nonfatal drowning, fall into water, accidental drowning, or submersion were included...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546119/posterior-bilateral-intermuscular-approach-for-upper-cervical-spine-injuries
#16
Yong Xu, Wei Xiong, SungⅡ Han, Zhong Fang, Feng Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a novel intermuscular surgical approach for posterior upper cervical spine fixation. METHODS: Twenty three healthy volunteers underwent MRI imaging. By using the MRI scans in transverse view at the level of lower edge of atlas, the distances from the posterior midline to lateral margin of trapezius (0-T), to the medial margin of splenius capitis (0-Spl), and to middle line of semispinalis capitis (0-Sem) were recorded. The angle between posterior middle line and the line crossing the lateral margin of trapezius and middle point of ipsilateral pedicles...
May 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541855/rate-and-reasons-for-repeat-ct-scanning-in-transferred-trauma-patients
#17
James F Holmes, Blake G Siglock, Michael T Corwin, Michael A Johnson, Edgardo S Salcedo, Gabriel S Espinoza, Ramit Lamba
To describe the reasons and additional radiation for CT scans repeated after transfer to a trauma center. Retrospective study of patients transferred to a trauma center. Patients had repeat CT if a CT of the same region was repeated at the trauma center's emergency department. Indications for repeat CT scanning were abstracted. Radiation dosage was calculated in millisieverts. A total of 370 had CT scans and were transferred. Mean age was 39.1 ± 28.0 years. Seventy-four [20.0%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 16...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538443/an-airway-management-protocol-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-analysis-the-results-of-risk-factors-associated-with-airway-complication
#18
Moinay Kim, Il Choi, Jin Hoon Park, Sang Ryong Jeon, Seung Chul Rhim, Sung Woo Roh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective comparative cohort analysis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of postoperative airway management protocol (ASAN Extubation Protocol, AEP) on incidence of airway complications for patients undergoing anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative airway compromise remains crucial for patients undergoing ACSS. Despite the potential severity of these complications, the data in the published literature addressing this issue is sparse...
May 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525467/analysis-of-cervical-angiograms-in-cervical-spine-trauma-patients-does-it-make-a-difference
#19
Tina Dreger, Howard Place, Theresa Mattingly, Christine Piper, Jennifer Brechbuehler
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate computed tomography angiogram (CTA) use for diagnosing blunt vertebral artery injury (BVAI) at a single institution, to assess the incidence of BVAI in the studied population, and determine if diagnosis affected care. We also wanted to evaluate if testing and treatment resulted in complications. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: BVAI is an example of a previously underdiagnosed injury. Ease of CTA has simplified vertebral artery evaluation...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511807/does-the-novel-lateral-trauma-position-cause-more-motion-in-an-unstable-cervical-spine-injury-than-the-logroll-maneuver
#20
Per Kristian Hyldmo, MaryBeth Horodyski, Bryan P Conrad, Sindre Aslaksen, Jo Røislien, Mark Prasarn, Glenn R Rechtine, Eldar Søreide
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital personnel who lack advanced airway management training must rely on basic techniques when transporting unconscious trauma patients. The supine position is associated with a loss of airway patency when compared to lateral recumbent positions. Thus, an inherent conflict exists between securing an open airway using the recovery position and maintaining spinal immobilization in the supine position. The lateral trauma position is a novel technique that aims to combine airway management with spinal precautions...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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