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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229350/predictors-of-readmissions-and-reoperations-related-to-venous-thromboembolic-events-after-spine-surgery-a-single-institution-experience-with-6-869-patients
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Michael Cloney, Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Helena Roberts, Zachary A Smith, Tyler R Koski, Nader S Dahdaleh
BACKGROUND: Readmission and reoperation are used as hospital and surgeon quality metrics. Venous thromboembolic events (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), are a major cause of readmission, morbidity, mortality, after spine surgery. Specific procedural, perioperative, and patient characteristics may be associated with these outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively examined records from 6869 consecutive spine surgeries at our institution...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225135/adult-spinal-ependymomas-an-epidemiological-study
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Syed I Khalid, Ryan Kelly, Owoicho Adogwa, Ankit Metha, Carlos Bagley, Joseph Cheng, John O'Toole
OBJECTIVE: In adults, spinal ependymomas constitute only 3-6% of central nervous system tumors. Due to their rarity and poor prognosis, large population-based studies are needed to assess the epidemiology and survival risk factors associated with these tumors in the hope of improving outcome. The authors undertook this retrospective study to explore factors that may influence survival in adult patients with spinal ependymomas. METHODS: Utilizing the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, a prospective cancer registry, the authors retrospectively assessed survival in histologically confirmed spinal ependymomas in patients 18 years of age and older...
December 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223525/case-series-of-rare-thymoma-metastases-to-the-spine-and-complete-literature-review
#3
Rebecca L Achey, Bryan S Lee, Swetha Sundar, Edward C Benzel, Ajit A Krishnaney
BACKGROUND: We report a series of three cases of metastatic thymoma to the spine with spinal cord compression. An extensive literature review of thymic metastases to the spine was completed in order to provide a comprehensive appraisal of current prognostic indicators and potential treatment algorithms to help guide clinicians in treatment management. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: Between 2000 and 2017, three patients were diagnosed with thymic metastases to the spine at our institution...
December 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219779/metastases-of-spinal-myxopapillary-ependymoma-unique-characteristics-and-clinical-management
#4
Theresa Kraetzig, Lily McLaughlin, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
OBJECTIVE Myxopapillary ependymoma is a benign WHO Grade I tumor most commonly located in the conus-cauda equina region of the spine. Although this tumor is defined by an overall excellent survival, dissemination throughout the whole neuraxis occurs frequently. The current study evaluated the clinical characteristics and significance of myxopapillary ependymoma metastases. METHODS Patients who underwent surgery from 2005 to 2015 for treatment of spinal myxopapillary ependymoma were included in the study. Charts were reviewed for primary tumor symptoms and initial treatment, local recurrence, response to salvage therapy, and presence and behavior of distant metastases...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218482/a-novel-muscle-sparing-high-thoracotomy-for-upper-thoracic-spine-resection-and-reconstruction
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Derek T Bernstein, Wu Zhuge, Shanda H Blackmon, Rex A W Marco
PURPOSE: High thoracotomy allows access to the anterior cervicothoracic and upper thoracic vertebrae; however, traditional techniques transect shoulder girdle muscles, leading to postoperative shoulder dysfunction. Muscle-sparing techniques diminish this concern, but often sacrifice the quality of exposure. We describe a novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach for the treatment of ventral cervicothoracic and upper thoracic spine lesions. METHODS: A novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach is described, utilizing a midline posterior incision with lateral extension from the lateral decubitus position...
December 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216909/which-measuring-site-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-is-best-to-detect-bone-loss-and-what-predicts-the-decline-results-from-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Anna Deminger, Eva Klingberg, Mattias Lorentzon, Mats Geijer, Jan Göthlin, Martin Hedberg, Eva Rehnberg, Hans Carlsten, Lennart T Jacobsson, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown increased prevalence of osteoporosis and increased risk for vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine anterior-posterior (AP) projection may be difficult to interpret due to the ligamentous calcifications, and the lateral projection might be a better measuring site. Our objectives were to investigate BMD changes after 5 years at different measuring sites in patients with AS and to evaluate disease-related variables and medications as predictors for BMD changes...
December 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209025/oblique-corpectomy-in-the-cervical-spine
#7
Tomasz Tykocki, Łukasz A Poniatowski, Marcin Czyz, Guy Wynne-Jones
STUDY DESIGN: A narrative review. OBJECTIVES: A literature review of studies reporting on the application of oblique corpectomy (OC) in various pathologies of the cervical spine. SETTING: UK. METHODS: A search was carried out using the PubMed and Google Scholar up to 18 March 2017. Finally, 26 studies met the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: A multilevel OC shows good clinical outcomes in various pathologies in the cervical spine...
December 5, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204841/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-central-nervous-system-hemangioblastoma-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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James Pan, Rashad Jabarkheel, Yuhao Huang, Allen Ho, Steven D Chang
Hemangioblastomas are rare, benign, vascular tumors of the central nervous system (CNS), often associated with von-hippel lindau (VHL) disease. Current therapeutic options include microsurgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). With no randomized controlled studies and minimal data beyond single-institution reviews, the optimal management approach for patients with CNS hemangioblastomas is unclear. We completed a Pubmed/SCOPUS literature search from January 1990 to January 2017 for eligible studies on SRS for CNS hemangioblastomas...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189958/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-effects-of-preoperative-embolization-on-intraoperative-blood-loss
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Matthias Reitz, Klaus Christian Mende, Christopher Cramer, Theresa Krätzig, ZSuzsanna Nagy, Eik Vettorazzi, Sven Oliver Eicker, Marc Dreimann
The objective of this paper is analyzing the effects of preoperative embolization on intraoperative blood loss in spinal surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasis and identifying factors contributing to an increased blood loss in the surgical procedure. A retrospective analysis was performed in patients who were treated in for spinal metastasis from RCC between 2011 and 2016. Factors analyzed were reduction of tumor blush, timing of embolization, selective vs. superselective approach, surgical factors, and tumor volume and localization...
November 30, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189641/mri-characteristics-of-spinal-ependymoma-in-who-grade-ii-a-review-of-59-cases
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Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Shiro Imagama, Fumihiko Kato, Tokumi Kanemura, Koji Sato, Mitsuhiro Kamiya, Kei Ando, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Akiyuki Matsumoto, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Masaaki Machino, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective multicenter study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to determine the characteristic imaging features of spinal ependymoma in a review of MRI data for a large series of surgically proven cases. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Common spinal intramedullary neoplasms are mostly ependymomas and comprise 50-60% of spinal neuroepithelial tumors in adults. Preoperative prediction of the pathological diagnosis could enhance surgical planning and explanation of the procedure to patients...
November 20, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189567/transfusion-of-red-blood-cells-stored-more-than-28-days-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-following-spine-surgery
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Taylor E Purvis, C Rory Goodwin, Camilo A Molina, Steven M Frank, Daniel M Sciubba
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To describe the association between storage duration of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) and perioperative adverse events in patients undergoing spine surgery at a tertiary care center. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Despite retrospective studies that have shown that longer PRBC storage duration worsens patient outcomes, randomized clinical trials have found no difference in outcomes. However, no studies have examined the impact of giving the oldest blood (28 days-old or more) on morbidity within spine surgery...
November 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186607/benefits-and-limitations-of-indocyanine-green-fluorescent-image-guided-surgery-for-spinal-intramedullary-tumors
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Toshihiro Takami, Kentaro Naito, Toru Yamagata, Nobuyuki Shimokawa, Kenji Ohata
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative image guidance using near-infrared indocyanine green videoangiography (ICG-VA) has been used to provide real-time angiographic images during vascular or brain tumor surgery, and it is also being used for spine surgery. OBJECTIVE: To further investigate the benefits and limitations of ICG-VA image-guided surgery for spinal intramedullary tumors through retrospective study. METHODS: ICG-VA was used in 48 cases that were treated surgically over the past 5 yr...
December 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185067/phantom-validation-of-quantitative-y-90-pet-ct-based-dosimetry-in-liver-radioembolization
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Marco D'Arienzo, Maria Pimpinella, Marco Capogni, Vanessa De Coste, Luca Filippi, Emiliano Spezi, Nick Patterson, Francesca Mariotti, Paolo Ferrari, Paola Chiaramida, Michael Tapner, Alexander Fischer, Timo Paulus, Roberto Pani, Giuseppe Iaccarino, Marco D'Andrea, Lidia Strigari, Oreste Bagni
BACKGROUND: PET/CT has recently been shown to be a viable alternative to traditional post-infusion imaging methods providing good quality images of 90Y-laden microspheres after selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT). In the present paper, first we assessed the quantitative accuracy of 90Y-PET using an anthropomorphic phantom provided with lungs, liver, spine, and a cylindrical homemade lesion located into the hepatic compartment. Then, we explored the accuracy of different computational approaches on dose calculation, including (I) direct Monte Carlo radiation transport using Raydose, (II) Kernel convolution using Philips Stratos, (III) local deposition algorithm, (IV) Monte Carlo technique (MCNP) considering a uniform activity distribution, and (V) MIRD (Medical Internal Radiation Dose) analytical approach...
November 28, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178305/en-bloc-resection-with-the-assistance-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-for-left-lower-lung-cancer-invading-thoracic-vertebrae-and-rib-a-case-report
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Yun Liang, Peng Liu, Xiao-Gang Zhou, Xi-Lei Li, Hong Lin, Nong Chen, Di Ge, Jian Dong
Lung cancer invading the spine was previously considered unresectable and fatal and, consequently, there are few reports focusing on tumors located in the lower lung lobe and invading the spine. With the development of spinal instrumentation and surgical techniques, and wider acceptance of spondylectomy by surgeons, radical surgical resection has become feasible. Here, we present a case of a male patient with a left lower lung cancer invading thoracic vertebrae who underwent complete resection with sagittal en bloc hemivertebrectomy with video-assisted thoracoscopy...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170836/phase-contrast-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-qualitative-evaluation-of-patency-of-csf-flow-pathways-prior-to-infusion-of-chemotherapeutic-and-other-agents-into-the-fourth-ventricle
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Rajan P Patel, Clark W Sitton, Leena M Ketonen, Ping Hou, Jason M Johnson, Seferino Romo, Stephen Fletcher, Manish N Shah, Marcia Kerr, Wafik Zaky, Michael E Rytting, Soumen Khatua, David I Sandberg
PURPOSE: Nuclear medicine studies have previously been utilized to assess for blockage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow prior to intraventricular chemotherapy infusions. To assess CSF flow without nuclear medicine studies, we obtained cine phase-contrast MRI sequences that assess CSF flow from the fourth ventricle down to the sacrum. METHODS: In three clinical trials, 18 patients with recurrent malignant posterior fossa tumors underwent implantation of a ventricular access device (VAD) into the fourth ventricle, either with or without simultaneous tumor resection...
November 23, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148922/feasibility-and-safety-of-using-thoracic-and-lumbar-cortical-bone-trajectory-pedicle-screws-in-spinal-constructs-in-children-technical-note
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Jonathan N Sellin, Jeffrey S Raskin, Kristen A Staggers, Alison Brayton, Valentina Briceño, Amee J Moreno, Andrew Jea
Thoracic and lumbar cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws have been described in adult spine surgery. They have likewise been described in pediatric CT-based morphometric studies; however, clinical experience in the pediatric age group is limited. The authors here describe the use of cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws in posterior instrumented spinal fusions from the upper thoracic to the lumbar spine in 12 children. This dedicated study represents the initial use of cortical screws in pediatric spine surgery...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145292/recurrent-spinal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-with-brain-and-bone-metastases-a-case-report
#17
Frank Chen, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Sheng-Fung Lin, Ann-Shung Lieu, Yi-Ting Chen, Chih-Jen Huang
RATIONALE: Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) is relatively rare in all age groups, and the prognosis in most cases of spinal PNETs appears to be poor, with a median patient survival of 1 to 2 years. We present a case with recurrent spinal PNET with brain and bone metastases that was successfully treated by multimodality treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 14-year-old teenage girl had suffered from progressive left upper back pain with bilateral lower legs weakness and numbness for 1 year...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142772/rare-case-of-an-extraosseous-cervical-chordoma-with-both-intradural-and-extensive-extraspinal-involvement
#18
Victor Awuor, Christopher E Stewart, Albert Camma, Julie Renner, J M Tongson
Background: Chordomas must be considered among the differential diagnoses for extradural spinal tumors, especially involving the clival or sacrococcygeal regions. They are often locally invasive and destructive to the osseous structures from which they arise, but rarely extend intradurally. Here, we report a unique chordoma that was intradural and spanned nearly four subaxial cervical vertebral levels. Case Description: We report the case of an atypical intradural chordoma that spanned four subaxial levels of the cervical spine in an 81-year-old female...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138702/a-case-of-c5-vertebral-chordoma-in-a-73-year-old-patient-with-more-than-8-years-of-follow-up-after-total-piecemeal-spondylectomy
#19
Keigo Tanaka, Harutoshi Sakakima, Kazutoshi Hida, Kanako Hatanaka, Kosei Ijiri
Chordoma arising from the cervical spine is rare and the traditional long-term prognosis is typically poor. Total en bloc spondylectomy with a wide margin is generally accepted to be the most appropriate management for thoracic and lumbar malignant tumors. However, this method is still challenging for the cervical spine because of the proximity of the tumor to the vertebral arteries and neural elements. Here, we report a 73-year-old man with a C5 vertebral chordoma treated with total piecemeal spondylectomy...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137271/environmental-conditions-differentially-affect-neurobehavioral-outcomes-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
#20
Mu-Huo Ji, Hui Tang, Dan Luo, Li-Li Qiu, Min Jia, Hong-Mei Yuan, Shan-Wu Feng, Jian-Jun Yang
Brain dysfunction remains a common complication after sepsis development and is an independent risk factor for a poorer prognosis and an increased mortality. Here we tested the hypothesis that the behavioral outcomes after lipopolysaccharides (LPS) administration are exacerbated by an impoverished environment (IE) and alleviated by an enriched environment (EE), respectively. Mice were randomly allocated in a standard environment (SE), an EE, or an IE for 4 weeks after LPS or normal saline (NS) administration...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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