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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784654/preliminary-study-into-the-skeletal-injuries-sustained-to-the-spine-from-posterior-non-perforating-ballistic-impacts-into-body-armour
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Rosalind M Jennings, C Malbon, F Brock, S E Harrisson, D J Carr
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this paper was to examine any injuries from posterior behind armour blunt trauma ballistic impacts directly over the spine onto typical hard body armours. Due to the spine being close to the surface of the skin and a lack of any previous specific research into this topic, this study was designed to gain preliminary insight into the mechanisms involved and injuries caused. Pigs were chosen as the closest representative of human spine, tissue and skin, although their spines are deeper under the surface than humans...
May 21, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778523/local-immunomodulation-with-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-encoding-lentivirus-enhances-functional-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jonghyuck Park, Joseph T Decker, Daniel J Margul, Dominique R Smith, Brian J Cummings, Aileen J Anderson, Lonnie D Shea
Trauma to the spinal cord and associated secondary inflammation can lead to permanent loss of sensory and motor function below the injury level, with the resulting environment serving as a barrier that limits regeneration. In this study, we investigate the localized expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-10 and IL-4 via lentiviral transduction in multichannel bridges. Porous multichannel bridges provide physical guidance for axonal outgrowth with the cytokines hypothesized to modulate the neuroinflammatory microenvironment and enhance axonal regeneration...
April 27, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774197/paraplegia-following-spinal-cord-contusion-from-an-indirect-gunshot-injury
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Khuram Khan, Beatrice Dieudonne, Saqib Saeed, Sara Alothman, Yasir Saeed, Sanjiv Gray
Spinal cord injuries are debilitating and life threatening. Paraplegia due to direct traumatic gunshot injury to the spinal cord is common. The most common cause of spinal cord injury is road traffic accidents. This is followed by spinal cord injury due to a fall from a height. Most of the spinal cord injuries due to gunshot wounds occur as a result of direct traumatic effects. We present a rare case of a 49-year-old male with trauma. He developed paraplegia after a gunshot wound injury to the neck and contusion to the spinal cord, with no direct trauma...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762335/correlation-of-level-of-trauma-activation-with-emergency-department-intervention
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Michael C Cooper, Geetanjali Srivastava
BACKGROUND: In-hospital trauma team activation criteria are formulated to identify severely injured patients requiring specialized multidisciplinary care. Efficacy of trauma activation (TA) criteria is commonly measured by emergency department (ED) disposition, injury severity score, and mortality. Necessity of critical ED interventions is another measure that has been proposed to evaluate the appropriateness of TA criteria. METHODS: Two-year retrospective cohort study of 1715 patients from our trauma registry at a Level 1 pediatric trauma center...
May 14, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760965/age-and-other-risk-factors-influencing-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-traumatic-cervical-spine-fracture
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Matthew Bank, Katie Gibbs, Cristina Sison, Nawshin Kutub, Angelos Paptheodorou, Samuel Lee, Adam Stein, Ona Bloom
Objective: To identify clinical or demographic variables that influence long-term mortality, as well as in-hospital mortality, with a particular focus on the effects of age. Summary and Background Data: Cervical spine fractures with or without spinal cord injury (SCI) disproportionately impact the elderly who constitute an increasing percentage of the US population. Methods: We analyzed data collected for 10 years at a state-designated level I trauma center to identify variables that influenced in-hospital and long-term mortality among elderly patients with traumatic cervical spine fracture with or without SCI...
2018: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760552/patients-receiving-chiropractic-care-in-a-neurorehabilitation-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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Robert D Vining, Stacie A Salsbury, W Carl Cooley, Donna Gosselin, Lance Corber, Christine M Goertz
Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions. Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743351/survival-of-syngeneic-and-allogeneic-ipsc-derived-neural-precursors-after-spinal-grafting-in-minipigs
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Jan Strnadel, Cassiano Carromeu, Cedric Bardy, Michael Navarro, Oleksandr Platoshyn, Andreas N Glud, Silvia Marsala, Jozef Kafka, Atsushi Miyanohara, Tomohisa Kato, Takahiro Tadokoro, Michael P Hefferan, Kota Kamizato, Tetsuya Yoshizumi, Stefan Juhas, Jana Juhasova, Chak-Sum Ho, Taba Kheradmand, PeiXi Chen, Dasa Bohaciakova, Marian Hruska-Plochan, Andrew J Todd, Shawn P Driscoll, Thomas D Glenn, Samuel L Pfaff, Jiri Klima, Joseph Ciacci, Eric Curtis, Fred H Gage, Jack Bui, Kazuhiko Yamada, Alysson R Muotri, Martin Marsala
The use of autologous (or syngeneic) cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) holds great promise for future clinical use in a wide range of diseases and injuries. It is expected that cell replacement therapies using autologous cells would forego the need for immunosuppression, otherwise required in allogeneic transplantations. However, recent studies have shown the unexpected immune rejection of undifferentiated autologous mouse iPSCs after transplantation. Whether similar immunogenic properties are maintained in iPSC-derived lineage-committed cells (such as neural precursors) is relatively unknown...
May 9, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740365/the-use-of-virtual-reality-to-facilitate-mindfulness-skills-training-in-dialectical-behavioral-therapy-for-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-study
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Araceli Flores, Marsha M Linehan, S Rob Todd, Hunter G Hoffman
Introduction: Paralysis from a spinal cord injury (SCI) increases risk of psychological problems including suicide attempts, substance use disorder, negative emotions (e.g., anger), depression, anxiety, ASD/PTSD. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy® (DBT®) has been shown to be effective for treating similar psychological symptoms in non-SCI patient populations. The current study explored for the first time, the feasibility and clinical potential of using Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced DBT® Mindfulness skills training to help reduce psychological symptoms (negative emotions and anxiety, ASD/PTSD) of two patients with SCI...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740239/role-of-ct-scan-in-theranostic-and-management-of-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Daryoush Fatehi, Mohammad Ali Dayani, Ayoob Rostamzadeh
Traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is a condition with suffering of neural structures from acute trauma with short-term or permanent sensory and motor problems. This study was conducted with the aim of determining the prevalence of TSCI in Tehran with emphasis on demographic characteristics of patients and to evaluate the effect of computed tomography (CT) in determining fracture type and severity grade of injury among TSCI patients. In a cross-sectional study, all TSCI and spinal fracture patients ( N  = 520) who referred to the main trauma center in Tehran, Iran, in 2013 and 2014 were selected...
May 2018: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736858/clinical-trials-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Jayne Donovan, Steven Kirshblum
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) results in impaired neurologic function that for many individuals is permanent and significantly impacts health, function, quality of life, and life expectancy. Many efforts have been taken to develop effective treatments for SCI; nevertheless, proven therapies targeting neurologic regeneration and functional recovery have been limited. Existing therapeutic approaches, including early surgery, strict blood pressure control, and consideration of treatment with steroids, remain debated and largely focus on mitigating secondary injury after the primary trauma has occurred...
May 7, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734348/the-impact-of-tackle-football-injuries-on-the-american-healthcare-system-with-a-neurological-focus
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Michael J McGinity, Ramesh Grandhi, Joel E Michalek, Jesse S Rodriguez, Aron M Trevino, Ashley C McGinity, Ali Seifi
BACKGROUND: Recent interest in the study of concussion and other neurological injuries has heightened awareness of the medical implications of American tackle football injuries amongst the public. OBJECTIVE: Using the National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) and the National Inpatient Sample (NIS), the largest publicly available all-payer emergency department and inpatient healthcare databases in the United States, we sought to describe the impact of tackle football injuries on the American healthcare system by delineating injuries, specifically neurological in nature, suffered as a consequence of tackle football between 2010 and 2013...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733774/the-use-of-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-spine-trauma-a-nationwide-study-using-the-national-trauma-data-bank
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Samir Sabharwal, Adam D Fox, Michael J Vives
Objective To determine the prevalence and variation of inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) use in the spine trauma population and evaluate patient and facility level factors associated with their use. Study Design Retrospective cohort. Participants/Outcome Measures Patients with spinal injuries were identified by ICD-9 codes from the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB), the best validated national trauma database. Patients whose spine injuries were operatively treated and those who received IVCF were identified from procedure description fields...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728793/metformin-protects-against-spinal-cord-injury-by-regulating-autophagy-via-the-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Yue Guo, Fang Wang, Haopeng Li, Hui Liang, Yuhuan Li, Zhengchao Gao, Xijing He
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious central trauma, leading to severe dysfunction of motor and sensory systems. Secondary injuries, such as apoptosis and cell autophagy, significantly impact the motor function recovery process. Metformin is a widely used oral anti-diabetic agent for type 2 diabetes in the world. It has been demonstrated to promote autophagy and inhibit apoptosis in the nervous system. However, its role in recovery following SCI is still unknown. In this study, we determined that motor function, assessed using the Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan (BBB) locomotor assessment scale, was significantly higher in rats treated with metformin following injury...
May 4, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727270/pedicle-distraction-increases-intervertebral-and-spinal-canal-area-in-a-cadaver-and-bone-model
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Matthew Hughes, Nikolaos Papadakos, Tim Bishop, Jason Bernard
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar spinal stenosis is degenerative narrowing of the spinal canal and/or intervertebral foramen causing compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Traditional decompression techniques can often cause significant trauma and vertebral instability. This paper evaluates a method of increasing pedicle length to decompress the spinal and intervertebral foramen, which could be done minimally invasive. METHODS: Three Sawbone (Sawbones Europe, Sweden) and 1 cadaveric lumbar spine underwent bilateral pedicle distraction at L4...
2018: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721245/an-infantile-alantoaxial-dislocation-with-patent-foramen-ovale-managed-with-titanium-cabling-and-allogenic-bone-grafts
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Seidu A Richard, Zhi Gang Lan, Xiao Yang, Siqing Huang
Atlantoaxial dislocation is a disorder that is characterized with loss of stability of the atlas and axis (C1-C2) with consequential loss of usual articulation. Although this condition is very common, no one has reported a case as young as our patients. We present a 7-month infant with bilateral paralysis of the lower limbs for four (4) months with no history of trauma. Computer tomographic (CT-scan) imaging revealed alantoaxial dislocation with severe cervical spinal cord compression. The odontoid process is displaced outwardly with no bone destruction...
March 22, 2018: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712534/a-scoping-review-on-health-economics-in-neurosurgery-for-acute-spine-trauma
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Brian C F Chan, B Catharine Craven, Julio C Furlan
OBJECTIVE Acute spine trauma (AST) has a relatively low incidence, but it often results in substantial individual impairments and societal economic burden resulting from the associated disability. Given the key role of neurosurgeons in the decision-making regarding operative management of individuals with AST, the authors performed a systematic search with scoping synthesis of relevant literature to review current knowledge regarding the economic burden of AST. METHODS This systematic review with scoping synthesis included original articles reporting cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-benefit, cost-minimization, cost-comparison, and economic analyses related to surgical management of AST, whereby AST is defined as trauma to the spine that may result in spinal cord injury with motor, sensory, and/or autonomic impairment...
May 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708915/should-percussion-pacing-have-a-role-in-perioperative-advanced-cardiac-life-support-a-case-report
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Chris Giordano, Jordan Miller, Ilan Keidan
Percussion pacing involves using one's fist to repeatedly strike a patient's left sternal border in a rhythmic manner. The resulting increase in ventricular pressure can trigger myocardial depolarization and subsequent contraction. We describe the successful treatment of acute preoperative symptomatic sinus bradycardia with percussion pacing in a 63-year-old patient scheduled for placement of a gastric feeding tube after trauma involving spinal cord injury. Although no longer included in current advanced cardiovascular life support guidelines, percussion pacing may be a suitable alternative to chest compressions in multitrauma cases where the force of compressions could cause further complications...
May 1, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706756/comparing-blunt-and-penetrating-trauma-in-spinal-cord-injury-analysis-of-long-term-functional-and-neurological-outcomes
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Mary Joan Roach, Yuying Chen, Michael L Kelly
Background: Comparisons between patients with penetrating spinal cord injury (PSCI) and blunt spinal cord injury (BSCI) are scarce. Purpose: To describe baseline characteristics and neurological and functional outcomes for patients with BSCI and PSCI. Methods: Participants with BSCI ( n = 5,316) and PSCI ( n = 1,062) were extracted from the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems database from January 1994 to January 2015. Participant injury and demographic characteristics were recorded. Outcomes were measured using the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury and FIM motor scores...
2018: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703036/entrapment-of-a-metal-foreign-body-in-the-cervical-spinal-canal-during-surgical-procedure-a-case-report
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Xiaoqiang Lv, Xuan Lu, Yue Wang
RATIONALE: Retention of foreign objects in spinal canal usually results from penetrating spinal trauma or failed internal instruments. However, entrapment of a foreign body in cervical spinal canal during surgery is rare, and whether such an object may cause neurological complications remains unknown in literature. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old man underwent C5 corpectomy and instrumentation surgery due to cervical myelopathy. During the surgery, the cutting edge of a Kerrison rongeur was broken and the metal tip was retained behind C4 vertebra...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676669/sequential-neurological-improvements-after-conservative-treatment-in-patients-with-complete-motor-paralysis-caused-by-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-without-bone-and-disc-injury
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Eiji Mori, Takayoshi Ueta, Takeshi Maeda, Ryousuke Ideta, Itaru Yugué, Osamu Kawano, Keiichiro Shiba
OBJECTIVE This study investigated neurological improvements after conservative treatment in patients with complete motor paralysis caused by acute cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) without bone and disc injury. METHODS This study was retrospective. The authors evaluated neurological outcomes after conservative treatment of 62 patients with complete motor paralysis caused by cervical SCI without bone and disc injury within 72 hours after trauma. The sequential changes in their American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) grades were reviewed at follow-up 24-72 hours, 1 week, and 1, 3, and 6 months after treatment...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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