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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332115/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-postoperative-analgesia-in-children-with-spinal-dysraphism
#1
Eralp Çevikkalp, Koray Erbüyün, Serpil Erbüyün, Gülay Ok
Pediatric regional anesthesia is widely used to relieve postoperative pain after abdominal surgery. Commonly used techniques of regional anesthesia include lumbar epidural and caudal block. However, the use of central neuraxial blockade has limitations. It is contraindicated in patients with clotting abnormalities, spinal dysraphism with tethered cord syndrome, meningomyelocele, and following spinal surgery with instrumentation. Ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane block is a new method of regional anesthesia that can be used in settings where central neuraxial blockade is contraindicated...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329490/nematode-eggs-observed-in-cytology-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-diagnostic-for-intramedullary-spirocerca-lupi-spinal-cord-migration
#2
Sigal Klainbart, Orit Chai, Rafael Vaturi, Kira Rapoport, Itamar Aroch, Merav Hagar Shamir
Spinal spirocercosis due to aberrant Spirocerca lupi nematode migration is an emerging etiology for acute myelitis in dogs in Israel, causing severe, mostly nonsymmetrical hind limb paresis or paralysis, and sometimes tetraparesis or tetraparalysis. So far, incidental identification of parasites during spinal surgery or at necropsy provides the only definite diagnosis, while antemortem diagnosis of this condition has been uncertain. Specifically, antemortem diagnosis is based on the typical clinical presentation of acute, progressive, asymmetrical hind limb paresis or paralysis, with moderate to severe eosinophilic to mixed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis and increased CSF protein concentration...
January 12, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327972/albert-dereymaeker-and-joseph-cyriel-mulier-s-description-of-anterior-cervical-discectomy-with-fusion-in-1955
#3
Ronald H M A Bartels, Jan Goffin
Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) is a very well-known and often-performed procedure in the practice of spine surgeons. The earliest descriptions of the technique have always been attributed to Cloward, Smith, and Robinson. However, in the French literature, this procedure was also described by others during the exact same time period (in the 1950s). At a meeting in Paris in 1955, Belgians Albert Dereymaeker and Joseph Cyriel Mulier, a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon, respectively, described the technique that involved an anterior cervical discectomy and the placement of an iliac crest graft in the intervertebral disc space...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325937/histopathological-analysis-of-tamoxifen-on-epidural-fibrosis
#4
Yasar Ozturk, Ismail Bozkurt, Mesut Emre Yaman, Yahya Guvenc, Tolga Tolunay, Deniz Billur, Fatma Kubra Erbay, Salim Senturk, Gokhan Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: Epidural fibrosis is a challenging topic in spinal surgery. This phenomenon constitutes one of the the main reasons behind "post-laminectomy syndrome" or "failed-back surgery syndrome", which leads to persistent back and leg pain in association with compression and/or stretching the nerve root or the dura. The exact mechanism of action in epidural fibrosis is complex and remains uncertain. Excessive deposition of collagen, fibronectin, and dermatan sulfate known as "extracellular matrix", and decrease of tissue cellularity results in epidural fibrosis...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325471/intracranial-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-following-cervical-laminoplasty-a-report-of-two-cases
#5
Yuichi Kondo, Kazunari Fushimi, Makoto Takasawa, Shigeo Kanamori, Takaki Miyagawa, Kenji Kawashima, Kazutoshi Yokoyama, Haruhiko Akiyama
Intracranial hemorrhage is a rare complication of spinal surgery. Case 1 was a 58-year-old man who underwent cervical laminoplasty. No apparent iatrogenic dural rupture or cerebrospinal fluid leakage was observed. An hour after the surgery, the patient had convulsions and became restless thereafter. CT revealed an intracranial SAH. The patient recovered normal consciousness the next morning. Case 2 was a 68-year-old woman who underwent cervical laminoplasty without postoperative CSF leakage. Six days after the surgery, the patient continued to complain of nausea and headache...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322267/association-of-decision-making-in-spinal-surgery-with-specialty-and-emotional-involvement-the-indications-in-spinal-surgery-indiana-survey
#6
Nico Sollmann, Carmen Morandell, Lucia Albers, Michael Behr, Alexander Preuss, Andreas Dinkel, Bernhard Meyer, Sandro M Krieg
BACKGROUND: Although recent trials provided level I evidence for the most common degenerative lumbar spinal disorders, treatment still varies widely. Thus, the Indications in Spinal Surgery (INDIANA) survey explores whether decision-making is influenced by specialty or personal emotional involvement of the treating specialist. METHOD: Nationwide, neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons specialized in spine surgery were asked to answer an Internet-based questionnaire with typical clinical patient cases of lumbar disc herniation (DH), lumbar spinal stenosis (SS), and lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (SL)...
January 10, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321946/clinical-and-radiologic-considerations-for-idiopathic-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome
#7
Mina S Makary, Anand Rajan, Anthony M Aquino, Suresh K Chamarthi
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome often occurs in the setting of rapid weight loss and scoliosis corrective spinal surgery. A reduction of fat around the third part of the duodenum can predispose the duodenum to compression and obstruction by the SMA as it emerges from the abdominal aorta. In this report, we describe this underdiagnosed condition in a previously healthy young female presenting with progressive post-prandial emesis, non-specific abdominal pain, and weight loss. A critical review of this disease process is explored to highlight pathology, imaging characteristics, and essential alternative diagnostic considerations...
November 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316189/acute-lumbar-paraspinal-compartment-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
William Alexander, Nelson Low, George Pratt
While still a rare entity, acute lumbar paraspinal compartment syndrome has an increasing incidence. Similar to other compartment syndromes, acute lumbar paraspinal compartment syndrome is defined by raised pressure within a closed fibro-osseous space, limiting tissue perfusion within that space. The resultant tissue ischaemia presents as acute pain, and if left untreated, it may result in permanent tissue damage. A literature search of 'paraspinal compartment syndrome' revealed 21 articles. The details from a case encountered by the authors are also included...
January 8, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313181/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-during-spinal-surgery-technical-review-in-open-and-minimally-invasive-approaches
#9
REVIEW
Fabio Cofano, Francesco Zenga, Marco Mammi, Roberto Altieri, Nicola Marengo, Marco Ajello, Paolo Pacca, Antonio Melcarne, Carola Junemann, Alessandro Ducati, Diego Garbossa
Neurophysiological monitoring is of undoubted value for the intraoperative safety of neurosurgical procedures. Widely developed and used for cranial surgery, it is equally as effective, though perhaps less commonly employed, for spinal pathology. The most frequently used techniques for intraoperative monitoring during spinal surgery include somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs), motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and electromyography, which can either be spontaneous free-running (sEMG) or triggered (tEMG). The knowledge of the benefits and limitations of each modality is essential in optimising the value of intraoperative monitoring during spinal procedures...
January 8, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312839/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-use-of-intrathecal-morphine-for-spinal-three-column-osteotomy
#10
Jason R Audlin, Swamy Kurra, William Lavelle, Richard A Tallarico, Mike H Sun, Nathaniel R Ordway, Elizabeth A Demers Lavelle
Introduction The use of intrathecal morphine has the potential to help alleviate the pain that patients experience undergoing spinal surgeries. Complications can cause immobilization, which can lead to vascular thrombosis and ileus. Studies have shown epidural analgesia significantly lowered postoperative pain scores in scoliosis surgeries. Intrathecal anesthesia has been shown to have good pain control over the initial 24-hour postoperative period. Purpose Determine if intrathecal morphine would reduce postoperative pain with minimal side effects...
November 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309045/low-vitamin-d-levels-affect-outcomes-of-orthopedic-spinal-surgery-an-observational-study-in-clinical-practice
#11
Jil Breidebach, Ernst M W Koch, Rahel Bornemann, Philip P Roessler, Andreas Strauss, Sönke P Frey, Dieter C Wirtz, Robert Pflugmacher
BACKGROUND: Low vitamin D is a major risk factor for osteoporotic fractures. Evidence also suggests correlation between deficiency and musculoskeletal pain. OBJECTIVE: Non-interventional study in patients undergoing spine surgery to investigate links between vitamin D levels and clinical features. METHODS: 25-OH vitamin D levels were assessed in two cohorts: Cohort 1 (vertebral fractures; VF) and Cohort 2 (other spinal issues; excluding VF)...
December 29, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308631/rate-of-spinal-surgery-in-a-rapidly-aging-society-the-27-year-changes-in-miyagi-prefecture-japan
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Toshimi Aizawa, Shoichi Kokubun, Takashi Kusakabe, Hiroshi Ozawa, Yasuhisa Tanaka, Takeshi Hoshikawa, Ko Hashimoto, Haruo Kanno, Naoki Morozumi, Yutaka Koizumi, Chikashi Kawahara, Tetsuro Sato, Hironori Hyodo, Shinji Ogawa, Eiichi Murakami, Eiji Itoi
BACKGROUND: Japan has had a rapidly aging population during the past 30 years. This study aimed to investigate longitudinal changes in the surgical rate for spinal disorders in Miyagi Prefecture (2.35 million inhabitants) with a similar population composition to Japan. METHODS: Data of spinal surgeries were collected using the spine registry by Tohoku University Spine Society. Data on the annual number of spinal surgeries between 1988 and 2014 of all populations, in those aged ≧65 years old, in those aged ≧75 years old, and for each pathology were collected...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299490/osteoporosis-and-the-management-of-spinal-degenerative-disease-ii
#13
REVIEW
Félix Tomé-Bermejo, Angel R Piñera, Luis Alvarez
Osteoporosis has become a major medical problem as the aged population of the world rapidly grows. Osteoporosis predisposes patients to fracture, progressive spinal deformities, and stenosis, and is subject to be a major concern before performing spine surgery, especially with bone fusions and instrumentation. Osteoporosis has often been considered a contraindication for spinal surgery, while in some instances patients have undergone limited and inadequate procedures in order to avoid concomitant instrumentation...
November 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298545/treatments-and-health-outcomes-of-medicare-patients-with-back-pain
#14
Jean M Mitchell, Jack Hadley
Back pain treatments are costly and frequently involve use of procedures that may have minimal benefit on improving patients' functional status. Two recent studies evaluated adverse outcomes (mortality and major medical complications) following receipt of spinal surgery but neither examined whether such treatments affected functional ability. Using a sample composed of Medicare patients with persistent back pain, we examined whether functional ability improved after treatment, comparing patients treated with back surgery or spinal injections to nonrecipients...
January 1, 2018: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298471/risk-and-management-of-postoperative-urinary-retention-following-spinal-surgery
#15
Kwang Suk Lee, Kyo Chul Koo, Byung Ha Chung
PURPOSE: Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is a common complication after spinal surgery. However, no clear definition of POUR currently exists, and no studies have evaluated the management of POUR. We aimed to investigate the prognostic factors for eventual POUR-free status in spinal surgery patients. METHODS: The records of patients who received a urologic consultation for POUR from January 2015 to December 2016 were reviewed. POUR-free status was defined as a voiding volume (VV) >100 mL and a VV ratio >50%...
December 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290130/women-fare-best-following-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-comparison-of-the-most-and-least-satisfied-patients-utilizing-data-from-the-quality-outcomes-database
#16
Andrew K Chan, Erica F Bisson, Mohamad Bydon, Steven D Glassman, Kevin T Foley, Eric A Potts, Christopher I Shaffrey, Mark E Shaffrey, Domagoj Coric, John J Knightly, Paul Park, Kai-Ming Fu, Jonathan R Slotkin, Anthony L Asher, Michael S Virk, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Silky Chotai, Anthony M DiGiorgio, Alvin Y Chan, Regis W Haid, Praveen V Mummaneni
OBJECTIVE The American Association of Neurological Surgeons launched the Quality Outcomes Database (QOD), a prospective longitudinal registry that includes demographic, clinical, and patient-reported outcome (PRO) data, to measure the safety and quality of neurosurgical procedures, including spinal surgery. Differing results from recent randomized controlled trials have established a need to clarify the groups that would most benefit from surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. In the present study, the authors compared patients who were the most and the least satisfied following surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288807/major-inpatient-surgeries-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-new-south-wales-public-hospitals-in-australia-a-state-wide-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Wei Du, Nicholas Glasgow, Paul Smith, Archie Clements, Art Sedrakyan
BACKGROUND: Surgical interventions save lives and are important focus for health services research worldwide. Investigating variation in postoperative mortality may improve understanding of unwarranted variations and promote safety and quality in surgical care. We aimed to evaluate trends of in-hospital mortality rates among adult inpatients receiving major elective surgeries and determine the variation in mortality among New South Wales (NSW) public hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we used the all-inclusive population-based NSW Admitted Patient Data from July 2001 to June 2014...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288142/patient-reported-outcome-measures-utility-for-predicting-spinal-surgery-in-an-integrated-spine-practice
#18
James R Babington, Alicia Edwards, Anna Wright, Taitea Dykstra, Andrew S Friedman, Rajiv K Sethi
BACKGROUND: For the majority of patients, spinal surgery is an elective treatment. The decision as to when and if to pursue surgery is complicated and influenced by a myriad of factors including pain intensity and duration, impact on functional activities, referring physician recommendation and surgeon preference. By understanding the factors that lead a patient to choose surgery we may better understand the decision making process, improve outcomes, and provide more effective care. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) at initial physiatry clinic consultation and subsequent decision to pursue surgical treatment...
December 26, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287820/health-related-quality-of-life-scores-underestimate-the-impact-of-major-complications-in-lumbar-degenerative-scoliosis-surgery
#19
Steven D Glassman, Keith H Bridwell, Christopher I Shaffrey, Charles C Edwards, Jon D Lurie, Christine R Baldus, Leah Y Carreon
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To examine Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCMI) as a marker for deterioration in health status not reflected in standard Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) measures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: HRQOL has become a primary metric for assessing outcomes following spinal deformity surgery. However, studies have reported limited impact of complications on postoperative HRQOL outcomes. METHODS: We examined serial CCMI, complications, and HRQOL outcomes for 138 adult lumbar deformity patients treated surgically with a minimum two-year follow-up that included 126 females (91%) with a mean age of 59...
January 2018: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285406/virtual-autopsy-to-assess-sacral-anatomy-conditions-for-a-minimal-invasive-approach-to-the-spinal-canal-through-the-hiatus-sacralis
#20
Andrea Bodmer, Steffen Ross, Andreas Raabe, Jürgen Beck, Christian T Ulrich, Philippe Schucht
Background: Despite multiple advantages of minimally invasive techniques in spinal surgery, the currently used approaches may lead to postoperative pain and spinal instability. As a natural orifice, the hiatus sacralis offers a nontransmuscular alternative entry point for endoscopic approaches. In this study, we collected data about the complex anatomical conditions of the sacral canal as a basis for the development of a sacral endoscope. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 192 postmortem human cadaveric specimens with computed tomography (CT)...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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