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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217392/bariatric-bypasses-contribute-to-loss-of-bone-mineral-density-but-reduce-axial-back-pain-in-morbidly-obese-patients-considering-spine-surgery
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Many spine surgeons recommend stringent weight loss, including bariatric bypass procedures, prior to "elective" spine surgery (should not be for axial back pain alone) in morbidly obese patients (defined by a body mass index (BMI) of >40 mg/kg(2) or >35 mg/kg(2) with two or more major comorbidities) to reduce their greater risk for major perioperative complications. Although bypasses typically lead to marked weight reduction and even reduced axial back pain, they also promote unrecognized and often insufficiently treated vitamin D deficiency and loss of bone mineral density...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207670/feasibility-study-of-utilization-of-action-camera-gopro-hero-4-google-glass-and-panasonic-hx-a100-in-spine-surgery
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Chang Kyu Lee, Youngjun Kim, Nam Lee, Byeongwoo Kim, Doyoung Kim, Seong Yi
STUDY DESIGN: Study for feasibility of commercially available action cameras in recording video of spine. OBJECTIVE: Recent innovation of the wearable action camera with high-definition video recording enables surgeons to use camera in the operation at ease without high costs. The purpose of this study is to compare the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of commercially available action cameras in recording video of spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There are early reports of medical professionals using Google Glass throughout the hospital, Panasonic HX-A100 action camera, and GoPro...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207664/descriptive-analysis-of-spinal-neuroaxial-injections-surgical-interventions-and-physical-therapy-utilization-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-within-medicare-beneficiaries-from-2000-to-2011
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Joseph A Sclafani, Alexandra Constantin, Pei-Shu Ho, Venu Akuthota, Leighton Chan
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the utilization of various treatment modalities in the management of degenerative spondylolisthesis within Medicare beneficiaries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is a condition often identified in symptomatic low back pain. A variety of treatment algorithms including physical therapy and interventional techniques can be used to manage clinically significant degenerative spondylolisthesis...
15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207623/feasibility-of-percutaneous-posterolateral-spinal-fusion-with-recombinant-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-rhbmp-2-a-comparison-with-standard-methods-using-an-animal-model-study
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Chris Yin Wei Chan, Mun Keong Kwan, Lim Beng Saw, Hussin Paisal
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The clinical application of recombinant bone morphogenetic protein in spinal surgery has been shown to be safe and effective. However, its use in minimally invasive spine surgery has been limited to anterior interbody fusion procedures. To date, no study has evaluated the feasibility of percutaneous posterolateral fusion in the spine utilizing recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of percutaneous posterolateral fusion in the spine utilizing rhBMP-2...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203372/diagnostic-challenges-and-management-of-a-patient-with-acromegaly-due-to-ectopic-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-secretion-from-a-bronchial-carcinoid-tumour
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Nikolaos Kyriakakis, Jacqueline Trouillas, Mary N Dang, Julie Lynch, Paul Belchetz, Márta Korbonits, Robert D Murray
: A male patient presented at the age of 30 with classic clinical features of acromegaly and was found to have elevated growth hormone levels, not suppressing during an oral glucose tolerance test. His acromegaly was originally considered to be of pituitary origin, based on a CT scan, which was interpreted as showing a pituitary macroadenoma. Despite two trans-sphenoidal surgeries, cranial radiotherapy and periods of treatment with bromocriptine and octreotide, his acromegaly remained active clinically and biochemically...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198782/inpatient-outcomes-in-dialysis-dependent-patients-undergoing-elective-lumbar-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-disease
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Andrew S Chung, David H Campbell, Joshua W Hustedt, Neil Olmscheid, Norman Chutkan
STUDY DESIGN: . Retrospective cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate hospital outcomes in dialysis dependent patients undergoing elective lumbar surgeries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Due to their overall poor health status and concomitant comorbidity burden, spinal surgery in dialysis dependent patients represents a significant challenge to spine surgeons. Large studies evaluating their immediate post-operative outcomes in elective lumbar surgery are lacking. METHODS: Utilizing the National Inpatient Sample (NIS), an estimated 1,834 dialysis-dependent patients undergoing elective lumbar spine surgery for degenerative lumbar conditions were compared to an estimated 2,522,594 non-dialysis dependent patients undergoing the same procedures between 2002 and 2012...
February 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191625/iatrogenic-vascular-injuries-due-to-spinal-surgeries-endovascular-perspective
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Mustafa Gok, Elcin Aydin, Serkan Guneyli, Ali Akay, Celal Cinar, Ismail Oran
AIM: Iatrogenic vascular injuries due to spinal surgeries are rare but serious complications. Surgical management of these injuries is challenging with high morbidity rates. In this study we aim to present the results of endovascular management of iatrogenic vascular injuries due to spinal surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 11 patients (5 male, 6 female) who had vascular injuries due to cervical and lumbar spinal surgeries. Clinical findings were bleeding (n=5), leg edema (n=6) and right heart failure with severe dyspnea (n=1)...
January 17, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182824/a-portable-shoulder-mounted-camera-system-for-surgical-education-in-spine-surgery
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Martin H Pham, Ifije E Ohiorhenuan, Neil N Patel, Andre M Jakoi, Patrick C Hsieh, Frank L Acosta, Jeffrey C Wang, John C Liu
The past several years have demonstrated an increased recognition of operative videos as an important adjunct for resident education. Currently lacking, however, are effective methods to record video for the purposes of illustrating the techniques of minimally invasive (MIS) and complex spine surgery. We describe here our experiences developing and using a shoulder-mounted camera system for recording surgical video. Our requirements for an effective camera system included wireless portability to allow for movement around the operating room, camera mount location for comfort and loupes/headlight usage, battery life for long operative days, and sterile control of on/off recording...
February 7, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178133/does-the-fracture-fragment-at-the-anterior-column-in-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-get-enough-attention
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Luo Deqing, Lian Kejian, Li Teng, Zou Weitao, Lin Dasheng
Prospective cohort study. To evaluate whether failure of the fracture fragment at the anterior column reduction in thoracolumbar fracture has an influence on the final radiologic and clinical outcomes.Cervical teardrop fracture has caused wide concern in spinal surgery field. Although similar fracture fragment at the anterior column was also observed in thoracolumbar burst fractures, the conception of teardrop fracture in thoracolumbar fractures was rarely mentioned in the literature, let alone a study.Fifty patients who suffered from thoracolumbar burst fractures with a fracture fragment at the anterior column were prospectively analyzed...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177939/review-of-the-evidence-on-the-efficacy-of-dexamethasone-on-postoperative-analgesic-consumption
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Chrysanthi Batistaki, Evagelia Kaminiotis, Thomas Papadimos, Georgia Kostopanagiotou
OBJECTIVES: The effect of dexamethasone on analgesic consumption has not been adequately studied. The aim of this review was to investigate recent literature regarding the possible effect of dexamethasone on postoperative analgesic consumption. METHODS: Critical review of randomized trials, and prospective consecutive studies, investigating the post-operative analgesic effect of dexamethasone was performed. Only studies published during 2006-2015 were included. RESULTS: Forty-one studies met the inclusion criteria; 33 in adults and 8 in children (9 in general surgery, 8 in gynecological/breast surgery, 8 in orthopedic/spinal surgery, 8 in head/neck surgery, 7 in children's tonsillectomy, and 1 in children's orchiopexy)...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169225/intensity-based-2d-3d-registration-for-lead-localization-in-robot-guided-deep-brain-stimulation
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Stefan Hunsche, Dieter Sauner, Faycal El Majdoub, Clemens Neudorfer, Joerg Poggenborg, Axel Gossmann, Mohammad Maarouf
Intraoperative assessment of lead localization has become a standard procedure during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in many centers, allowing immediate verification of targeting accuracy and, if necessary, adjustment of the trajectory. The most suitable imaging modality to determine lead positioning, however, remains controversially discussed. Current approaches entail the implementation of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. In the present study, we adopted the technique of intensity-based 2D 3D registration that is commonly employed in stereotactic radiotherapy and spinal surgery...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156206/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-presenting-as-unilateral-lower-limb-paralysis-following-lumbar-spine-surgery-case-report
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Brandon W Smith, Jacob R Joseph, Paul Park
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a state of thrombocytopenia with a paradoxically elevated thrombotic potential after exposure to heparin. Severe cases can present with multiorgan involvement with direct and secondary effects. Although HIT has been reported following other surgeries, to the authors' knowledge there has not been a report of HIT after spinal surgery. The present case details the course of a patient who underwent elective lumbar surgery followed by delayed presentation of shortness of breath due to multiple pulmonary embolisms and right lower-extremity paralysis due to extensive iliofemoral clot burden with acute compartment syndrome...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154440/case-report-using-a-remote-presence-robot-to-improve-access-to-physical-therapy-for-people-with-chronic-back-disorders-in-an-underserved-community
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Stacey Lovo Grona, Brenna Bath, Luis Bustamante, Ivar Mendez
Purpose: The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the delivery of an inter-professional (IP) spinal triage management approach to chronic back disorders using remote presence robotic technology as an innovative form of telerehabilitation in a northern Saskatchewan community. Methods: The IP team, consisting of a local nurse practitioner (NP) and a physical therapist in an urban centre, completed a comprehensive neuromusculoskeletal assessment of, and one follow-up visit with, a post-surgical spinal patient...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151094/spontaneous-resolution-of-ruptured-intracranial-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-following-spinal-surgery
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Mark K Lyons, Joseph M Hoxworth, Jamal McClendon, Chandan X Krishna, Naresh P Patel
Pial arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) are rare vascular abnormalities that are distinct from arteriovenous malformations and dural AVFs. These vascular lesions have been linked with trauma, ischemic syndromes, venous thrombotic diseases, and intracranial surgical procedures. In this report we describe a case of an intracranial ruptured pial AVF immediately following uneventful spinal surgery in an elderly patient with subsequent spontaneous resolution. He was a previous heavy smoker with a 60-pack-year history and alcohol abuse...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144987/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-presumptive-ascending-descending-myelomalacia-in-dogs-after-thoracolumbar-intervertebral-disk-herniation
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F Balducci, S Canal, B Contiero, M Bernardini
BACKGROUND: Ascending/descending myelomalacia (ADMM) is a severe complication of thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation (TL-IVDH) in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors for ADMM in nonambulatory dogs with surgically treated TL-IVDH. ANIMALS: Six-hundred and fifty-two client-owned dogs evaluated for TL-IVDH that underwent decompressive spinal surgery. METHODS: Retrospective medical record review from February 2007 through December 2015...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143506/utilization-of-ct-scanning-associated-with-complex-spine-surgery
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Vikas V Patel, Gunnar B J Andersson, Steven R Garfin, Donald L Resnick, Jon E Block
BACKGROUND: Due to the risk associated with exposure to ionizing radiation, there is an urgent need to identify areas of CT scanning overutilization. While increased use of diagnostic spinal imaging has been documented, no previous research has estimated the magnitude of follow-up imaging used to evaluate the postoperative spine. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study quantifies the association between spinal surgery and CT utilization. An insurance database (Humana, Inc...
January 31, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141603/prevention-and-management-of-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients-following-elective-spinal-surgery
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Alireza K Nazemi, Anirudh K Gowd, Jonathan J Carmouche, Stephen L Kates, Todd J Albert, Caleb J Behrend
STUDY DESIGN: This study is a systematic review. OBJECTIVE: Propose an evidence-based algorithm for prevention, diagnosis, and management of postoperative delirium in geriatric patients undergoing elective spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Delirium is associated with longer stays after elective surgery, increased risk of readmission, and $6.9 billion annually in medical costs. Early diagnosis and treatment of delirium can reduce length of stay (LOS), in-hospital morbidity, and health care costs...
January 30, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126671/association-of-low-perioperative-prealbumin-level-and-surgical-complications-in-long-segment-spinal-fusion-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jian Guan, Christopher M Holland, Meic H Schmidt, Andrew T Dailey, Mark A Mahan, Erica F Bisson
BACKGROUND: Spinal surgery places significant physiological and nutritional burden on the patient. Complications are common and can impact long-term clinical outcomes. Therefore, it is important to identify factors associated with perioperative complications to potentially mitigate the lasting effects on patient outcomes. The significant impact of malnutrition on surgical outcomes has been well established; however, there is a paucity of data in the spine literature. Our objective was to evaluate perioperative prealbumin level in patients undergoing long-segment spinal fusion and its relationship to surgical outcomes and complication rates...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124479/is-spinal-surgery-safe-in-octogenarians
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Harrison G Mihailidis, Simon Manners, Leonid Churilov, Gerald M Y Quan
BACKGROUND: An ageing population and advances in medical management often requires spinal surgeons to increasingly operate on patients older than 80 years. The ability to predict complications and mortality rates would allow discrimination of which octogenarians are able to safely undergo spinal surgery. Therefore, the aims of this study were to determine whether comorbidities and extent of surgery were associated with complications in this age group, in addition to which comorbidity and physical status assessment scales were best associated with the development of complications following spinal surgery...
January 26, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121963/the-effect-of-vancomycin-and-gentamicin-antibiotics-on-human-osteoblast-proliferation-metabolic-function-and-bone-mineralization
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Ashleigh M Philp, Saroop Raja, Andrew Philp, Matthew P Newton Ede, Simon W Jones
STUDY DESIGN: The present study investigates the effect of vancomycin and gentamicin antibiotics on primary human osteoblasts. Osteoblasts were incubated with vancomycin, gentamicin, or with povidone-iodine (PVI), at concentrations advocated for wound irrigation. Osteoblast proliferation, metabolic function, and bone mineralization were measured. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to model gentamicin and vancomycin wound irrigation in vitro and to examine the effect on osteoblast viability and cellular function in comparison to 0...
February 2017: Spine
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