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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321332/cervical-vertebral-injuries-associated-with-the-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-imaging-features
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Tetsuo Nakayama, Shigeru Ehara
BACKGROUND: Spinal injuries associated with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) have been characterized. However, the imaging features of traumatic cervical spine fractures in patients with OPLL have not been assessed adequately. PURPOSE: To characterize the patterns of traumatic cervical spine fractures associated with different types of OPLL. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the patterns of fractures resulting from cervical spine injury in patients with OPLL of different types and assessed the fracture patterns in patients with ankylosed segments...
March 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318982/vertebral-artery-injury-in-patients-with-isolated-transverse-process-fractures
#2
Phillip A Bonney, Joshua D Burks, Andrew K Conner, Chad A Glenn, Cordell M Baker, Ahmed A Cheema, Jacob B Archer, Bryan E Buster, Roxie M Albrecht, Bradley N Bohnstedt
We sought to assess the rate of CTA-diagnosed vertebral artery injury in patients with isolated transverse process fractures, with and without extension into the transverse foramen, in the blunt-trauma population served by our hospital. We queried our universities trauma registry between January 2009 and July 2014 for ICD-9 codes pertaining to cervical spine fractures. Of 330 patients identified, 45 patients had fractures limited to the transverse process and were selected for the study population. For each patient identified, demographics, injury mechanism, imaging reports, angiography findings, and treatments were recorded...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318055/menkes-disease-mimicking-child-abuse
#3
Rebecca J Droms, Jillian F Rork, Riley McLean, Madelena Martin, Leah Belazarian, Karen Wiss
Althouygh Menkes disease has well-recognized neurologic, developmental, and cutaneous features, the initial presentation may resemble child abuse. We describe a 5-month-old boy with multiple fractures indicative of nonaccidental trauma who was ultimately diagnosed with Menkes disease. Copper deficiency leads to connective tissue abnormalities and may result in subdural hematomas, wormian bones, cervical spine defects, rib fractures, and spurring of the long bone metaphyses. Several of these findings, including fractures and subdural hematomas, may be misinterpreted as child abuse...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314417/an-algorithmic-approach-to-triaging-facial-trauma-on-the-sidelines
#4
REVIEW
Kristi Colbenson
On-the-field evaluation of facial trauma requires a focused initial assessment of the patient's airway and breathing with a knowledge of the critical associated injuries. The initial triage in facial trauma involves assessing and protecting the athlete's airway, breathing, and cervical spine. The algorithm then requires a repeat evaluation for subtle causes of airway obstruction and aspiration risks. Final steps include control of hemorrhage, recognition of neurologic and ophthalmologic disability, and complete exposure of the athlete to examine for other associated injury...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306628/pediatric-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiographic-abnormality-in-the-era-of-advanced-imaging
#5
Caitlin A Farrell, Megan Hannon, Lois K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review describes the current evidence on pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) with attention to the definition, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the condition, as well as common MRI findings, management strategies, and outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature demonstrates that with more widespread MRI use, our understanding of SCIWORA has improved. The new literature, although still limited, provides a more granular conceptualization of patterns of injury as well as potential prognostic stratification of patients based on MRI findings...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298577/trauma-imaging-a-literature-review
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Jason Heath Vela, Christopher Ira Wertz, Kimberly L Onstott, Joss R Wertz
PURPOSE: To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. METHODS: Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. DISCUSSION: Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291414/is-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-good-for-congenital-cervical-stenosis
#7
Peng-Yuan Chang, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Li-Yu Fay, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Ching-Lan Wu, Henrich Cheng
OBJECTIVE Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) has been demonstrated to be as safe and effective as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the management of 1- and 2-level degenerative disc disease (DDD). However, there has been a lack of data to address the fundamental discrepancy between the two surgeries (CDA vs ACDF), and preservation versus elimination of motion, in the management of cervical myelopathy associated with congenital cervical stenosis (CCS). Although younger patients tend to benefit more from motion preservation, it is uncertain if CCS caused by multilevel DDD can be treated safely with CDA...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286279/management-of-esophageal-and-pharyngeal-perforation-as-complications-of-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery
#8
Moo Sung Kang, Kyung Hyun Kim, Jeong Yoon Park, Sung Uk Kuh, Dong Kyu Chin, Byung Ho Jin, Keun Su Kim, Yong Eun Cho
OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience in treating esophageal and pharyngeal perforation after anterior cervical spine surgery. METHODS: Six patients with esophageal injury and one patient with pharyngeal injury after anterior cervical spinal surgery, managed at our department between 2000 and 2015, were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: During the study period, seven patients (six male and one female; mean age, 45 years) presented with esophageal perforation...
March 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286241/prognostic-indicators-for-decrease-in-tinnitus-severity-after-cervical-physical-therapy-in-patients-with-cervicogenic-somatic-tinnitus
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S Michiels, P Van de Heyning, S Truijen, A Hallemans, W De Hertogh
BACKGROUND: Tinnitus can be related to many different aetiologies such as hearing loss or a noise trauma, but it can also be related to the somatosensory system of the cervical spine, called cervicogenic somatic tinnitus(CST). Recently, a positive effect of multi-modal cervical physical therapy on tinnitus severity in patients with CST was demonstrated. To date however, the outcome of the intervention cannot be predicted. OBJECTIVE: To identify prognostic indicators for decrease in tinnitus severity after cervical physical therapy in patients with CST...
March 6, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274471/the-nexus-criteria-are-insufficient-to-exclude-cervical-spine-fractures-in-older-blunt-trauma-patients
#10
Gabriel Paykin, Gerard O'Reilly, Helen M Ackland, Biswadev Mitra
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria are used to assess the need for imaging to evaluate cervical spine integrity after injury. The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity of the NEXUS criteria in older blunt trauma patients. METHODS: Patients aged 65 years or older presenting between 1st July 2010 and 30th June 2014 and diagnosed with cervical spine fractures were identified from the institutional trauma registry...
February 22, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258310/head-injuries-and-the-risk-of-concurrent-cervical-spine-fractures
#11
Tuomo Thesleff, Anneli Kataja, Juha Öhman, Teemu M Luoto
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine injuries of variable severity are common among patients with an acute traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hypothesised that TBI patients with positive head computed tomography (CT) scans would have a significantly higher risk of having an associated cervical spine fracture compared to patients with negative head CT scans. METHOD: This widely generalisable retrospective sample was derived from 3,023 consecutive patients, who, due to an acute head injury (HI), underwent head CT at the Emergency Department of Tampere University Hospital (August 2010-July 2012)...
March 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256741/osteoporosis-is-the-most-important-risk-factor-for-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly
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Johannes Kaesmacher, Claudia Schweizer, Alexander Valentinitsch, Thomas Baum, Anna Rienmüller, Bernhard Meyer, Jan S Kirschke, Yu-Mi Ryang
BACKGROUND: Traumatic odontoid fractures (TOFs) have been described as the most common injury affecting the C-spine in the elderly. Previous studies have identified degenerative changes and bone loss as important predisposing factors. However, their interaction and respective age-adjusted impact needs further clarification. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 5303 patients (≥60 years) admitted to a level-I trauma center between 01/2008-01/2016 who underwent CT imaging of the C-spine...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254602/evaluation-of-a-traumatic-vertebral-artery-occlusion
#13
Jaclyn J Renfrow, Mark B Frenkel, Matthew S Edwards, John A Wilson
BACKGROUND: Penetrating neck injury occurs in 5-10% of all trauma cases and carries a significant burden of morbidity and mortality (15%). We describe the evaluation and management of a 25 year-old man shot in the neck with occlusion of the left vertebral artery from its origin to C6. This is a case report where medical data was retrospectively analyzed with institutional IRB approval. CASE DESCRIPTION: Neurologic examination revealed paresthesias and dysesthesias in a left C8 dermatomal distribution...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247075/cervical-facet-dislocations-in-the-adolescent-population-a-report-of-21-cases-at-a-level-1-trauma-center-from-2004-to-2014
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Alireza K Anissipour, Julie Agel, Carlo Bellabarba, Richard J Bransford
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to present a series of adolescent patients with cervical facet dislocations to identify the mechanism of injury, severity of neurological injury and rate of neurological recovery. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2014, a retrospective review at a level I trauma center identified patients with unilateral or bilateral dislocated facet(s). Demographic data, initial neurological exams, surgical data, radiographic findings, and follow-up records were reviewed...
February 28, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247074/early-versus-delayed-reduction-of-cervical-spine-dislocation-with-complete-motor-paralysis-a-multicenter-study
#15
Kosei Nagata, Koichi Inokuchi, Hirotaka Chikuda, Keisuke Ishii, Atsuki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kanai, Hiroyuki Nakarai, Kota Miyoshi
PURPOSE: Reduction of cervical facet dislocation should be performed as soon as possible to depressurize neuron cells although some randomized control studies defined early reduction as over 24 h after trauma. The purpose of this study was to define the actual time limit for early reduction in patients with complete motor paralysis. METHODS: Cervical spine dislocation patients with complete motor paralysis admitted between April 2007 and December 2014 were analyzed as retrospective cohort study...
February 28, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243007/analysis-of-patients-%C3%A2-65-with-predominant-cervical-spine-fractures-issues-of-disposition-and-dysphagia
#16
Lisa M Poole, Phong Le, Rachel M Drake, Stephen D Helmer, James M Haan
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine fractures occur in 2.6% to 4.7% of trauma patients aged 65 years or older. Mortality rates in this population ranges from 19% to 24%. A few studies have specifically looked at dysphagia in elderly patients with cervical spine injury. AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate dysphagia, disposition, and mortality in elderly patients with cervical spine injury. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Retrospective review at an the American College of Surgeons-verified level 1 trauma center...
January 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243003/whats-new-in-emergencies-trauma-and-shock-addressing-cervical-spine-fractures
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EDITORIAL
Anthony O Asemota
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January 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242065/the-impact-of-helmet-use-on-outcomes-after-a-motorcycle-crash
#18
Desmond Khor, Kenji Inaba, Alberto Aiolfi, Samantha Delapena, Elizabeth Benjamin, Kazuhide Matsushima, Aaron M Strumwasser, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Helmet use in a motorcycle collision has been shown to reduce head injury and death. Its protective effect on the cervical spine (C-spine), however, remains unclear. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between helmet use and C-spine injuries. METHOD: Retrospective National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) study. All motorcycle collisions between 2007 and 2014 involving either a driver or passenger were included. Data collected included demographics, vital signs, Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS), Injury Severity Score (ISS) and specific injuries...
February 20, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217386/true-oblique-axis-fracture-associated-with-congenital-anomalies-of-the-upper-cervical-spine-case-report-of-an-unusual-fracture-pattern
#19
Luis A Robles
BACKGROUND: Acute traumatic axis fractures are common cervical spine injuries often caused by road accidents or falls. They are usually classified into three different types, namely, odontoid fractures, Hangman's fractures, and miscellaneous fractures. Congenital malformations of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ), although typically asymptomatic, may result in neural compression or instability, especially following trauma. Here, the authors present an unusual oblique axis fracture occurring in conjunction with several malformations of the upper cervical spine...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
#20
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
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