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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930904/spontaneous-reduction-of-fractured-thoracolumbar-spine-with-complete-dislocation-case-report-with-literature-review
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Chen Zhao, Bing Zhang, Jiandang Shi, Yaping Li, Long Pang
Fractures and dislocations with complete lateral displacement of the spine at the lumbar and thoracic levels are some of the most severe types of thoracolumbar trauma. They are usually caused by high-energy trauma and accompanied by extreme, life-threatening injuries and neurological deficits that vary in severity, which may delay operative intervention. It is often difficult to reduce such a complex fracture-dislocation because of the force that the muscles exert on the bone and the injured part of the spinal cord...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928589/laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-under-segmental-thoracic-spinal-anesthesia-a-feasible-economical-alternative
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Aditya Kumar Kejriwal, Shaheen Begum, Gopal Krishan, Richa Agrawal
Laparoscopic surgery is normally performed under general anesthesia, but regional techniques like thoracic epidural and lumbar spinal have been emerging and found beneficial. We performed a clinical case study of segmental thoracic spinal anaesthesia in a healthy patient. We selected an ASA grade I patient undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy and gave spinal anesthetic in T10-11 interspace using 1 ml of bupivacaine 5 mg ml(-1) mixed with 0.5 ml of fentanyl 50 μg ml(-1). Other drugs were only given (systemically) to manage patient anxiety, pain, nausea, hypotension, or pruritus during or after surgery...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928193/the-course-and-prognostic-factors-of-cognitive-status-after-central-nervous-system-trauma-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Tatyana Mollayeva, Nicole Pacheco, Andrea D'Souza, Angela Colantonio
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the most disabling injuries, resulting in a range of cognitive impairments. Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often occurs in conjunction with TBI; the two are best considered together in the context of trauma to the central nervous system (CNS). Despite strong indications of cognitive dysfunction in CNS trauma, little is known about its natural history or relationship with other factors. The current protocol outlines a strategy for a systematic review of the current evidence examining CNS trauma as a prognostic factor of cognitive decline in the adult population...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927908/the-impact-of-the-standard-american-diet-in-rats-effects-on-behavior-physiology-and-recovery-from-inflammatory-injury
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Stacie K Totsch, Tammie L Quinn, Larissa J Strath, Laura J McMeekin, Rita M Cowell, Barbara A Gower, Robert E Sorge
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity is a significant health concern in the Western world and the presence of comorbid conditions suggests an interaction. The overlapping distributions of chronic pain populations and obesity suggests that an interaction may exist. Poor quality diet (high carbohydrates, saturated fats, omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids) can lead to increased adiposity which can activate immune cells independent of the activating effect of the diet components themselves. This dual action can contribute to chronic inflammation that may alter susceptibility to chronic pain and prolong recovery from injury...
September 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921700/low-dose-fractionated-irradiation-promotes-axonal-regeneration-beyond-reactive-gliosis-and-facilitates-locomotor-function-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-beagle-dogs
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Qiang Zhang, Ying Xiong, Bo Zhu, Bifeng Zhu, Daishi Tian, Wei Wang
Injury to the adult central nervous system (CNS) results in the formation of glial scar tissues. Glial scar-induced failure of regenerative axon pathfinding may limit axon regrowth beyond the lesion site and cause incorrect reinnervation and dystrophic appearance of stalled growth after CNS trauma. Glial scars also upregulate chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) and expression of proinflammatory factor(s) that form a barrier to axonal regeneration. Therefore, interventions for glial scarring are an attractive strategy for augmenting axonal sprouting and regeneration and overcoming the physical and molecular barriers impeding functional repair...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905370/neuromodulation-and-devices-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
#6
Kevin Weber
PREMISE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain disorder that has been studied for decades. Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) is either idiopathic or caused by neurovascular compression. The related painful trigeminal neuropathies are often secondary to other causes, such as multiple sclerosis or trauma. PROBLEM: Therapies for trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathy have often been pharmacologic or surgical. Pharmacologic therapies are not effective in some cases and often cause side effects, some substantial...
September 14, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899787/differential-expression-of-ryanodine-receptor-isoforms-after-spinal-cord-injury
#7
Nicolas Pelisch, Cynthia Gomes, Jacqueline M Nally, Jeffrey C Petruska, David P Stirling
Ryanodine receptors (RyRs) are highly conductive intracellular Ca(2+) release channels and are widely expressed in many tissues, including the central nervous system. RyRs have been implicated in intracellular Ca(2+) overload which can drive secondary damage following traumatic injury to the spinal cord (SCI), but the spatiotemporal expression of the three isoforms of RyRs (RyR1-3) after SCI remains unknown. Here, we analyzed the gene and protein expression of RyR isoforms in the murine lumbar dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and the spinal cord lesion site at 1, 2 and 7 d after a mild contusion SCI...
September 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890064/evaluating-the-utilization-of-prophylactic-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-trauma-patients
#8
Lloyd M Jones, Quyen D Chu, Navdeep Samra, Bo Hu, Wayne W Zhang, Tze-Woei Tan
BACKGROUND: The lack of evidence-based guidelines on the use of prophylactic inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) in patients after trauma has led to variation of its application. We seek to understand the national trend of the use of prophylactic IVCF in a trauma population. 

 METHODS: A retrospective review of the National Trauma Databank (2002-2014) was performed to identify patients who received an IVCF after trauma. Those without a pre-existing venous thromboembolism (VTE) or discharge diagnosis of VTE were classified as receiving prophylactic IVCF...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884108/characteristics-and-clinical-aspects-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-surgery
#9
João Simão de Melo-Neto, Lara Eduarda Leite Vidotto, Fabiana de Campos Gomes, Dionei Freitas de Morais, Waldir Antonio Tognola
OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergoing surgery. METHODS: Previously, 321 patients with SCI were selected. Clinical and socio-demographic variables were collected. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients were submitted to surgery. Fall and injuries in the upper cervical and lumbosacral regions were associated with conservative treatment. Patients with lesions in the lower cervical spine, worse neurological status, and unstable injuries were associated with surgery...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870432/the-pseudo-ct-myelogram-sign-an-aid-to-the-diagnosis-of-underlying-brain-stem-and-spinal-cord-trauma-in-the-presence-of-major-craniocervical-region-injury-on-post-mortem-ct
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F Bolster, Z Ali, B Daly
AIM: To document the detection of underlying low-attenuation spinal cord or brain stem injuries in the presence of the "pseudo-CT myelogram sign" (PCMS) on post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PCMS was identified on PMCT in 20 decedents (11 male, nine female; age 3-83 years, mean age 35.3 years) following fatal blunt trauma at a single forensic centre. Osseous and ligamentous craniocervical region injuries and brain stem or spinal cord trauma detectable on PMCT were recorded...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865131/quercetin-reduces-neural-tissue-damage-and-promotes-astrocyte-activation-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#11
Yeyang Wang, Wenjun Li, Mingsen Wang, Chuangxin Lin, Guitao Li, Xiaozhong Zhou, Junnan Luo, Dadi Jin
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is lead to locomotor impairment because of neurological damage after following trauma. Quercetin (Que) has been confirmed have a neuro-protective effect during nerve damage processes. The purpose of this study was to determine the roles of Que in functional recovery, cavity formation, astrocyte activation and nerve regeneration following SCI. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: Sham group, SCI group and Que + SCI group. A rat model of SCI was made at T10 using the modified Allen's method...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863195/risk-factors-for-14-day-rehospitalization-following-trauma-with-new-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-diagnosis-a-10-year-nationwide-study-in-taiwan
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Carlos Lam, Ping-Ling Chen, Jiunn-Horng Kang, Kuang-Fu Cheng, Ray-Jade Chen, Kuo-Sheng Hung
OBJECTIVES: Fourteen-day rehospitalization with new traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) diagnosis is used as an indicator for the diagnostic quality of the first hospitalization. In this nationwide population-based cohort study, we identified risk factors for this indicator. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study by using the data of patients who received a first hospitalization for trauma between 2001 and 2011. The data were retrieved from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863085/early-chemoprophylaxis-is-associated-with-decreased-venous-thromboembolism-risk-without-concomitant-increase-in-intraspinal-hematoma-expansion-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Ronald Chang, Michelle H Scerbo, Karl M Schmitt, Sasha D Adams, Timothy J Choi, Charles E Wade, John B Holcomb
BACKGROUND: After traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), there is increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but chemoprophylaxis (PPX) may cause expansion of intraspinal hematoma (ISH). METHODS: Single-center retrospective study of adult trauma patients from 2012-2015 with SCI. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: VTE diagnosis, death, or discharge within 48 hours. Patients were dichotomized based on early (≤48 hours) heparinoid and/or aspirin PPX. ISH expansion was diagnosed intraoperatively or by follow-up radiology...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856708/degeneration-of-serotonin-neurons-triggers-spasticity-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Hajer El Oussini, Jelena Scekic-Zahirovic, Pauline Vercruysse, Christine Marques, Sylvie Dirrig-Grosch, Stéphane Dieterlé, Gina Picchiarelli, Jérôme Sinniger, Caroline Rouaux, Luc Dupuis
OBJECTIVE: Spasticity occurs in a wide range of neurological diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, after trauma or after stroke and is characterized by increased reflexes leading to muscle hypertonia. Spasticity is a painful symptom and can severely restrict everyday life, but might also participate in maintaining a low level of motor function in severely impaired patients. Constitutive activity of the serotonin receptors 5-HT2B/C is required for the development of spasticity after spinal cord injury or during amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...
August 30, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852380/spinal-cord-injury-drives-chronic-brain-changes
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Ignacio Jure, Florencia Labombarda
Only a few studies have considered changes in brain structures other than sensory and motor cortex after spinal cord injury, although cognitive impairments have been reported in these patients. Spinal cord injury results in chronic brain neuroinflammation with consequent neurodegeneration and cognitive decline in rodents. Regarding the hippocampus, neurogenesis is reduced and reactive gliosis increased. These long-term abnormalities could explain behavioral impairments exhibited in humans patients suffering from spinal cord trauma...
July 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851597/intraspinal-tlr4-activation-promotes-iron-storage-but-does-not-protect-neurons-or-oligodendrocytes-from-progressive-iron-mediated-damage
#16
Evan Z Goldstein, Jamie S Church, Nicole Pukos, Manoj K Gottipati, Phillip G Popovich, Dana M McTigue
Iron is essential for basic cellular functions but in excess is highly toxic. For this reason, free iron and iron storage are controlled in the periphery by elaborate regulatory mechanisms. In contrast, iron regulation in the central nervous system (CNS) is not well defined. Given that excess iron is present after trauma, hemorrhagic stroke and neurodegeneration, understanding normal iron regulation and promoting iron uptake in CNS pathology is crucial. Peripherally, toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activation promotes iron sequestration by macrophages...
August 26, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846013/feasibility-and-data-quality-of-the-national-spinal-cord-injury-registry-of-iran-nscir-ir-a-pilot-study
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Khatereh Naghdi, Zahra Azadmanjir, Soheil Saadat, Aidin Abedi, Sahar Koohi Habibi, Pegah Derakhshan, Mahdi Safdarian, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Abbas Amirjamshidi, Mahdi Sharif-Alhoseini, Jalil Arab Kheradmand, Mahdi Mohammadzadeh, Kazem Zendehdel, Zahra Khazaeipour, Seyed Mahmood Ramak Hashemi, Hooshang Saberi, Kourosh Karimi Yarandi, Seyed Ebrahim Ketabchi, Shahrokh Yousefzadeh-Chabok, Hamid Heidari, Arezo Sotodeh, Khalil Pestei, Zahra Ghodsi, Farideh Sadeghian, Vanessa Noonan, Edward C Benzel, Gerard Oreilly, Jens Chapman, Ellen Merete Hagen, Michael G Fehlings, Alexander R Vaccaro, Morteza Faghih Jooybari, Mohammad Reza Zarei, Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, Payman Salamati, Saeed Nezareh, Moein Khormali, Mohsen Sadeghi-Naini, Seyed Behzad Jazayeri, Bizhan Aarabi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most disabling consequences of trauma with unparalleled economic, social, and personal burden. Any attempt aimed at improving quality of care should be based on comprehensive and reliable data. This pilot investigation studied the feasibility of implementing the National Spinal Cord and Column Injury Registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR) and scrutinized the quality of the registered data. METHODS: From October 2015 to May 2016, over an 8-month period, 65 eligible trauma patients who were admitted to hospitals in three academic centers in mainland Iran were included in this pilot study...
August 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844726/cycling-and-spinal-trauma-a-worrying-trend-in-referrals-to-a-national-spine-centre
#18
M P Broe, J C Kelly, P J Groarke, K Synnott, S Morris
INTRODUCTION: Cycling has seen a large increase in popularity worldwide over the last number of years. This has been linked to an increase in the number of road traffic accidents involving cyclists. Participation in cycling as part of competitive sport and endurance events has seen particular growth. AIM: To examine patients referred with spinal trauma related to cycling and to assess whether the growing popularity of cycling and particularly competitive cycling is linked to an increase in spinal trauma...
August 22, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843754/thoracic-intradural-extramedullary-epidermoid-tumor-the-relevance-for-resection-of-classical-subarachnoid-space-microsurgical-anatomy-in-modern-spinal-surgery-technical-note-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Giuseppe Mv Barbagallo, Massimiliano Maione, Giuseppe Raudino, Francesco Certo
BACKGROUND: Intradural epidermoid tumors of the spinal cord are commonly associated with spinal cord dysraphism or invasive procedures. We report the particular relationships between spinal subarachnoid compartments and a thoracic intradural-extramedullary epidermoid tumor, highlighting the relevant anatomical changes, which may influence microsurgery. METHODS: A 40 year old woman suffering from compressive myelopathy due to a thoracic epidermoid tumor extending from T3 to T4, and not associated with spina bifida, trauma, previous surgery or lumbar spinal puncture, underwent microsurgical excision...
August 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843337/up-regulation-of-traf2-suppresses-neuronal-apoptosis-after-rat-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Guanhua Xu, Jinlong Zhang, Lingling Wang, Zhiming Cui, Xu Sun, Zhen Liu, Zezhang Zhu, Yong Qiu
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 2 (TRAF2) for signal transduction of the cell death receptor is well established. However, the role of TRAF2 in spinal cord injury (SCI) remains unclear. In this study, we detected the dynamic change patterns of TRAF2 expression using an acute spinal cord contusion (SCC) model in adult rats. Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry identified significant upregulation of TRAF2 after SCI. Double-immunofluorescent staining demonstrated that the upregulated TRAF2 was found predominantly in neurons...
August 16, 2017: Tissue & Cell
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