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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548027/dissociation-between-preserved-body-structural-description-and-impaired-body-image-following-a-pediatric-spinal-trauma
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Gerardo Salvato, Valeria Peviani, Elisa Scarano, Pina Scarpa, Alessandra Leo, Tiziana Redaelli, Michele Spinelli, Maurizio Sberna, Gabriella Bottini
In adult patients, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) may influence the mental Body Representation (BR). Currently, there is no evidence on the modulation of SCI on BR during early stages of cognitive development. Here, we investigated BR in a 3-year-old child with complete SCI. The patient was administered with a specific battery assessing different BR components. We found evidence for putative classical neuropsychological dissociation between a preserved topological map with impaired semantic knowledge of the body...
May 26, 2017: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545316/lower-extremity-fractures-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-characteristics-outcome-and-risk-factors-for-non-unions
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Lukas Grassner, Barbara Klein, Doris Maier, Volker Bühren, Matthias Vogel
CONTEXT: Sublesional osteoporosis is an important sequel after spinal cord injury (SCI) resulting in a high incidence of fractures and impaired osseous healing due to altered bone metabolism. The following study aims to identify demographic characteristics and outcome of patients with SCI with lower extremity fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Level-I cross-regional trauma center. PARTICIPANTS: All patients with SCI suffering from osteoporotic/pathologic fractures during an 11-year-period (01/2003-12/2013) at the Center for Spinal Cord Injuries (Trauma Center Murnau) were analyzed via a chart review...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538607/evaluation-of-highest-level-pediatric-trauma-activation-criteria
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Jessica A Zagory, Minna M Wieck, Brooke E Lerner, Suzanne Moody, Richard A Falcone, Rita V Burke
BACKGROUND: Despite the presence of a tiered in-hospital trauma triage system for the past decade, trauma centers still struggle with a definitive list of highest level activation criteria. In 2002, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) mandated 6 criteria for highest level activation. However, it is unknown if pediatric trauma centers follow these criteria. The purpose of this study is to identify and categorize the highest level pediatric trauma criteria used by pediatric trauma centers in the United States...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534496/definitions-of-traumatic-conus-medullaris-and-cauda-equina-syndrome-a-systematic-literature-review
#4
E Brouwers, H van de Meent, A Curt, B Starremans, A Hosman, R Bartels
STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review. OBJECTIVES: Conus medullaris syndrome (CMS) and cauda equina syndrome (CES) are well-known neurological entities. It is assumed that these syndromes are different regarding neurological and functional prognosis. However, literature concerning spinal trauma is ambiguous about the exact definition of the syndromes. METHODS: A MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane literature search was performed. We included original articles in which clinical descriptions of CMS and/or CES were mentioned in patients following trauma to the thoracolumbar spine...
May 23, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516217/prenatal-surgery-for-myelomeningocele-review-of-the-literature-and-future-directions
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Gregory G Heuer, Julie S Moldenhauer, N Scott Adzick
Open spina bifida or myelomeningocele (MMC) is one of the most common serious congenital malformations. Historically, this condition has been treated with closure of the MMC defect shortly after birth. The goal of postnatal closure is to cover the exposed spinal cord and prevent infection. However, postnatal surgery does not reverse or prevent the neurologic injury seen in MMC, reverse hindbrain herniation, or prevent hydrocephalus. The neurologic defects result from primary incomplete neurulation and secondary chronic prenatal damage to the exposed neural elements through mechanical and chemical trauma...
May 17, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501711/protection-of-cortex-by-overlying-meninges-tissue-during-dynamic-indentation-of-the-adolescent-brain
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David B MacManus, Baptiste Pierrat, Jeremiah G Murphy, Michael D Gilchrist
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become a recent focus of biomedical research with a growing international effort targeting material characterization of brain tissue and simulations of trauma using computer models of the head and brain to try to elucidate the mechanisms and pathogenesis of TBI. The meninges, a collagenous protective tri-layer which encloses the entire brain and spinal cord has been largely overlooked in these material characterization studies. This has resulted in a lack of accurate constitutive data for the cranial meninges, particularly under dynamic conditions such as those experienced during head impacts...
May 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501121/validation-of-a-field-spinal-motion-restriction-protocol-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James M Tatum, Nicolas Melo, Ara Ko, Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Dorothy A Yim, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: Spinal motion restriction (SMR) after traumatic injury has been a mainstay of prehospital trauma care for more than 3 decades. Recent guidelines recommend a selective approach with cervical spine clearance in the field when criteria are met. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In January 2014, the Department of Health Services of the City of Los Angeles, California, implemented revised guidelines for cervical SMR after blunt mechanism trauma. Adult patients (aged ≥18 y) with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≥13 presented to a single level I trauma center after blunt mechanism trauma over the following 1-y period were retrospectively reviewed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499787/motocross-associated-head-and-spine-injuries-in-adult-patients-evaluated-in-an-emergency-department
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Lucas Oliveira J E Silva, M Fernanda Bellolio, Elisa M Smith, David J Daniels, Christine M Lohse, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle-related injuries (including off-road) are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acute traumatic spinal cord injury in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To describe motocross-related head and spine injuries of adult patients presenting to an academic emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study of adult ED patients evaluated for motocross-related injuries from 2010 through 2015...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495240/risk-factors-for-pulmonary-complication-following-operative-fixation-of-spine-fractures
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Douglas S Weinberg, Brian Z Hedges, Jonathan E Belding, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Previous studies have suggested pulmonary complications are common among patients undergoing fixation for traumatic spine fractures. This leads to prolonged hospital stay, worse functional outcomes, and increased economic burden. However, only limited prognostic information exists regarding which patients are at greatest risk for pulmonary complications. PURPOSE: To identify factors predictive of perioperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing fixation of spine fractures...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492861/vena-cava-filter-use-in-trauma-and-rates-of-pulmonary-embolism-2003-2015
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Alan D Cook, Brian W Gross, Turner M Osler, Katelyn J Rittenhouse, Eric H Bradburn, Steven R Shackford, Frederick B Rogers
Importance: Vena cava filter (VCF) placement for pulmonary embolism (PE) prophylaxis in trauma is controversial. Limited research exists detailing trends in VCF use and occurrence of PE over time. Objective: To analyze state and nationwide temporal trends in VCF placement and PE occurrence from 2003 to 2015 using available data sets. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective trauma cohort study was conducted using data from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS) (461 974 patients from 2003 to 2015), the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) (5 755 095 patients from 2003 to 2014), and the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) (24 449 476 patients from 2003 to 2013) databases...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488619/peripheral-nerve-injuries-a-retrospective-survey-of-1124-cases
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João A Kouyoumdjian, Carla R Graça, Vanessa F M Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) remain an important health problem often leading to severe motor disabilities predominantly in the younger population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze our experience of clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluation (EDX) of PNIs over a 26-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1989 and 2014, 1124 consecutive patients with 1418 PNIs were referred for clinical as well as EDX evaluation. These PNIs involved upper and lower limbs as well as the facial nerves...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487080/astrocytic-expression-of-the-rna-regulator-hur-accentuates-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-acute-phase
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Thaddaeus Kwan, Candace L Floyd, Jason Patel, Amanda Mohaimany-Aponte, Peter H King
We recently showed that the RNA regulator, HuR, is translocated to the cytoplasm in astrocytes in the acute phase of spinal cord injury (SCI), consistent with its activation. HuR positively modulates expression of many pro-inflammatory factors, including IL-1β, TNF-α, and MMP-12, which are present at high levels in the early phase of SCI and exacerbate tissue damage. Knockdown of HuR in astrocytes blunts expression of these factors in an in vitro stretch injury model of CNS trauma. In this report, we further investigate the impact of HuR in early SCI using a mouse model in which human HuR is transgenically expressed in astrocytes...
May 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468657/hsya-alleviates-secondary-neuronal-death-through-attenuating-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-response-and-neural-apoptosis-in-sd-rat-spinal-cord-compression-injury
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Jun-Peng Pei, Li-Hong Fan, Kai Nan, Jia Li, Xiao-Qian Dang, Kun-Zheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) is a major active component of yellow pigment extracted from safflowers; this compound possesses potent neuroprotective effects both in vitro and in vivo. However, underlying mechanism of HSYA is not fully elucidated. The present study investigated the protective effects of HSYA in rat spinal cord compression injury model and related mechanisms involved. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were divided as Sham, Control, and HSYA groups (n = 30 per group)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462791/cervical-vertebral-body-fracture-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-treated-with-cervical-pedicle-screw-a-fracture-body-overlapping-reduction-technique
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Haemin Chon, Jin Hoon Park
We describe a patient with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with cervical spinal fracture treated with cervical pedicle screw placement (CPS) through a single posterior approach. A 43-year-old male patient with AS visited our emergency centre due to paralysis following a trauma. Coronal reconstructed cervical spine computed tomography (CT) scan showed a C5 oblique fracture, and the bilateral pedicles were separated superiorly and inferiorly. The sagittal reconstructed CT image revealed bamboo spine and C5 vertebrae body fracture...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461834/vertebral-artery-dissection-a-contemporary-perspective
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Tiu Cristina, Terecoasa Elena, Grecu Nicolae, Nistor Raluca, Frangu Smaranda, Antochi Florina
Arterial dissections are among the most frequent causes of stroke in young adults. Usually they are associated with trauma, but as the modern imaging tools are evolving, more dissections are being diagnosed and more etiologies are being described. Vertebral artery dissections (VADs) have the distinct particularity that they can cause ischemic stroke (in the brainstem, cerebellum or even the spinal cord), but also subarachnoid hemorrhage, when the dissection occurs in the intracranial segment of the vertebral artery...
June 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458848/delayed-leg-paraplegia-associated-with-hyperextension-injury-in-patients-with-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-dish-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tatsuya Yamamoto, Yoshiomi Kobayashi, Yoji Ogura, Yohei Takahashi, Yoshio Shinozaki, Jun Ogawa
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is characterized by calcifications and ossification of ligaments and tendon insertions. The patients with DISH are susceptible to spinal column injury with trivial trauma due to immobilization of vertebrae and this easily leads to spinal cord injury. However, only few reports on hyperextension injuries of the thoracolumbar spine with DISH exist. Here we report three cases of those who developed delayed leg paraplegia after hyperextension injuries of the thoracolumbar spine with DISH...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456672/muscle-localization-of-heterotopic-ossification-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Malte Ohlmeier, Eduardo M Suero, Mirko Aach, Renate Meindl, Thomas A Schildhauer, Mustafa Citak
BACKGROUND: Heterotopic Ossification (HO) is a known complication especially in people suffering traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Though some risk factors have already been described, the pathophysiology of HO is still unknown. The pelvis is the most common region for HO occurrence. However, the prevalence of HO by muscle groups about the hip is not well described. PURPOSE: To analyze the prevalence of early HO in muscle groups about the hip in 267 patients with SCI...
April 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452616/an-ovine-model-of-cerebral-catheter-venography-for-implantation-of-an-endovascular-neural-interface
#18
Thomas James Oxley, Nicholas Lachlan Opie, Gil Simon Rind, Kishan Liyanage, Sam Emmanuel John, Stephen Ronayne, Alan James McDonald, Anthony Dornom, Timothy John Haynes Lovell, Peter John Mitchell, Iwan Bennett, Sebastien Bauquier, Leon Norris Warne, Chris Steward, David Bruce Grayden, Patricia Desmond, Stephen M Davis, Terence John O'Brien, Clive N May
OBJECTIVE Neural interface technology may enable the development of novel therapies to treat neurological conditions, including motor prostheses for spinal cord injury. Intracranial neural interfaces currently require a craniotomy to achieve implantation and may result in chronic tissue inflammation. Novel approaches are required that achieve less invasive implantation methods while maintaining high spatial resolution. An endovascular stent electrode array avoids direct brain trauma and is able to record electrocorticography in local cortical tissue from within the venous vasculature...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449321/a-review-of-associated-controversies-surrounding-glucocorticoid-use-in-veterinary-emergency-and-critical-care
#19
Maya A Aharon, Jennifer E Prittie, Kate Buriko
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature in human and veterinary medicine regarding the indications for, efficacy of, and controversies surrounding glucocorticoid (GC) administration in the emergency and critical care (ECC) setting, and to provide an overview of the most commonly used synthetic GC formulations. MEDICATIONS: Synthetic GCs vary in GC and mineralocorticoid potency, hypothalamic pituitary axis suppression, duration of action, route of administration, and clinical indication for use...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447605/traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#20
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Christopher S Ahuja, Jefferson R Wilson, Satoshi Nori, Mark R N Kotter, Claudia Druschel, Armin Curt, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) has devastating consequences for the physical, social and vocational well-being of patients. The demographic of SCIs is shifting such that an increasing proportion of older individuals are being affected. Pathophysiologically, the initial mechanical trauma (the primary injury) permeabilizes neurons and glia and initiates a secondary injury cascade that leads to progressive cell death and spinal cord damage over the subsequent weeks. Over time, the lesion remodels and is composed of cystic cavitations and a glial scar, both of which potently inhibit regeneration...
April 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
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