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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330570/open-door-laminoplasty-what-can-the-unilateral-approach-offer
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REVIEW
R Kothe, G Schmeiser, L Papavero
OBJECTIVE: Multilevel posterior decompression of subaxial cervical spinal canal stenosis through a less-invasive unilateral approach. INDICATIONS: Degenerative cervical myelopathy due to multilevel subaxial spinal canal stenosis. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Cervical kyphosis or instability, bilateral radiculopathy due to foraminal stenosis, involvement of C2 or C7. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Unilateral subaxial approach with detachment of muscles only on one side...
January 12, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322309/the-global-spine-care-initiative-a-summary-of-guidelines-on-invasive-interventions-for-the-management-of-persistent-and-disabling-spinal-pain-in-low-and-middle-income-communities
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REVIEW
Emre Acaroğlu, Margareta Nordin, Kristi Randhawa, Roger Chou, Pierre Côté, Tiro Mmopelwa, Scott Haldeman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to synthesize recommendations on the use of common elective surgical and interventional procedures for individuals with persistent and disabling non-radicular/axial with or without myelopathy, radicular back pain, cervical myelopathy, symptomatic spinal stenosis, and fractures due to osteoporosis. This review was to inform a clinical care pathway on the patient presentations where surgical interventions could reasonably be considered. METHODS: We synthesized recommendations from six evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and one appropriate use criteria guidance for the surgical and interventional management of persistent and disabling spine pain...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314040/esophagram-findings-in-cervical-esophageal-stenosis-a-case-controlled-quantitative-analysis
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Jacob West, Cherine H Kim, Zachary Reichert, Priya Krishna, Brianna K Crawley, Jared C Inman
OBJECTIVE: Cervical esophageal stenosis is often diagnosed with a qualitative evaluation of a barium esophagram. Although the esophagram is frequently the initial screening exam for dysphagia, a clear objective standard for stenosis has not been defined. In this study, we measured esophagram diameters in order to establish a quantitative standard for defining cervical esophageal stenosis that requires surgical intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Single institution case-control study...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287165/comparison-of-the-percentage-of-the-c3-c7-vertebral-canal-occupied-by-the-spinal-cord-in-small-breed-dogs-with-that-in-doberman-pinschers-and-great-danes-with-and-without-cervical-spondylomyelopathy
#4
Marília de A Bonelli, Ronaldo C da Costa
OBJECTIVE To compare the percentage of the C3-C7 vertebral canal occupied by the spinal cord in small-breed dogs with that in Doberman Pinschers and Great Danes with and without cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM). ANIMALS 30 small-breed dogs (body weight, < 15 kg), 15 clinically normal Doberman Pinschers, 15 Doberman Pinschers with CSM, 15 clinically normal Great Danes, and 15 Great Danes with CSM. PROCEDURES In a retrospective study, sagittal and transverse T2-weighted MRI images of the cervical (C3 to C7) vertebral column obtained from dogs that met study criteria and were free of extensive abnormalities that could affect the spinal cord diameter between January 2005 and February 2015 were reviewed...
January 2018: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285404/cervicothoracic-syringomyelia-caused-by-cervical-spinal-stenosis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mohamed Badri, Ghassen Gader, Kamel Bahri, Ihsen Zammel
Background: Syringomyelia is commonly associated with Chiari malformations, spinal trauma, arachnoiditis, or tumors. However, rarely, cervical canal stenosis is implicated in intramedullary cavitations. Case Discription: Here, we report the case of a 60-year-old male patient who presented with loss of pain and temperature sensation in upper extremities associated with a spastic tetraparesis. On magnetic resonance imaging, the patient was found to have syringomyelia extending from C1 to Th3...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279753/area-of-ostectomy-in-posterior-percutaneous-endoscopic-cervical-foraminotomy-images-and-mid-term-outcomes
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Shu Nakamura, Mitsuto Taguchi
Study Design: Retrospective. Purpose: To analyze whether the cross-sectional area of the intervertebral foramen at the outermost edge of the resection site is associated with postoperative outcomes and whether our fluoroscopic method for determining the resection area is appropriate. Overview of Literature: There is no consensus on the criteria for determining an optimal resection area to obtain sufficient decompression while maintaining intervertebral stability in posterior percutaneous endoscopic cervical foraminotomy...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274451/treatment-of-progressive-herpes-zoster-induced-vasculopathy-with-surgical-revascularization-effects-on-cerebral-hemodynamics
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Sarah K Lants, Jennifer M Watchmaker, Meher R Juttukonda, Larry T Davis, Manus J Donahue, Matthew R Fusco
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is caused by the reactivation of the herpes simplex virus in the trigeminal nerve. HZO-initiated cerebral vasculopathy is well-characterized, however there are no documented cases that report the efficacy of surgical revascularization for improving cerebral hemodynamics following progressive HZO-induced vasculopathy. We present a case where quantitative anatomical and hemodynamic imaging were performed longitudinally before and after surgical revascularization in a patient with HZO and vasculopathic changes...
December 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224696/spinal-pain-and-its-impact-on-older-people
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REVIEW
Manuela L Ferreira, Katie de Luca
The term 'spinal pain' collectively includes the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral regions of the spine. The majority of older people experience spinal pain, and with an increasing proportion of older people, the prevalence of spinal conditions are expected to increase in the coming decades. Musculoskeletal conditions of the spine in the older patient commonly include osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis, and the result of these degenerative diseases includes pain, stiffness and a decreased ability to engage in everyday activities...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223669/experimental-use-of-new-absorbable-tracheal-stent
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Luciano F Schopf, José Carlos Fraga, Rodrigo Porto, Luis A Santos, Douglas R Marques, Paulo R Sanchez, Fabíola S Meyer, Jane M Ulbrich
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Silicone and metallic stents are not effective in children with tracheobronchial stenosis or tracheomalacia. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the clinical manifestations and histological reaction of rabbit trachea to the presence of a new poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) with polyisoprene (PLGA/PI) polymer absorbable stent. METHODS: Fourteen adult white rabbits (weight, 3.0-3.5kg) were randomly assigned to three groups: Group I (n=6): PLGA/PI spiral stent; Group II (n=6): PLGA/PI fragment; and Group III (n=2): controls...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223663/patch-esophagoplasty-using-an-in-body-tissue-engineered-collagenous-connective-tissue-membrane
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Hiroomi Okuyama, Satoshi Umeda, Yuichi Takama, Takeshi Terasawa, Yasuhide Nakayama
AIM: Although many approaches to esophageal replacement have been investigated, these efforts have thus far only met limited success. In-body-tissue-engineered connective tissue tubes have been reported to be effective as vascular replacement grafts. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of an In-body-tissue-engineered collagenous connective tissue membrane, "Biosheet", as a novel esophageal scaffold in a beagle model. METHODS: We prepared Biosheets by embedding specially designed molds into subcutaneous pouches in beagles...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201846/comparison-of-surgical-results-between-soft-ruptured-disc-and-foraminal-stenosis-patients-in-posterior-cervical-laminoforaminotomy
#11
Hee Jun Yoo, Jin Hoon Park, Han Yu Seong, Sung Woo Roh
Objective: Posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy is used to relieve cervical nerve root compression caused by a laterally herniated soft cervical disc or spondylotic spur and its several advantages and disadvantages compared with anterior cervical discectomy were reported. We compared surgical results between soft ruptured disc and foraminal stenosis in posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of 47 patients performed single level posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy for cervical radiculopathy between 2004 and 2012...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189573/quality-of-life-and-health-utility-scores-among-canadian-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-patients-a-national-cross-sectional-study
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Christian Iorio-Morin, Vanessa K Noonan, Barry White, Luc Noreau, Jean Leblond, Frédéric S Dumont, Brian K Kwon, Marcel F Dvorak, Nicolas Dea
STUDY DESIGN: National, multicenter, cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to provide overall quality of life (QOL) and health utility (HU) values for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) stratified by injury level and neurological status. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Traumatic SCI is a leading cause of disability. Varying injury level and severity generate a spectrum of neurological dysfunction and reduction in long-term QOL...
November 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186749/-microvascular-reconstruction-of-the-larynx-following-total-laryngectomy
#13
Stephan Hackenberg, Norbert Kleinsasser, Agmal Scherzad, Fabian Kraus, Rudolf Hagen
Total laryngectomy still is a standard procedure for the treatment of advanced laryngeal or hypopharyngeal carcinoma. The unavoidable loss of voice may lead to serious impairments in quality of life. The most common technique of voice restoration is the tracheal-esophageal puncture combined with the application of a voice prosthesis. Laryngeal reconstruction with a radial forearm flap represents a possible surgical method of voice restoration. This study is a mono-center retrospective analysis of patients receiving a so-called laryngoplasty after total laryngectomy between 2006 and 2015, focusing on long-term functional outcome and complications...
November 29, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186606/technique-of-minimally-invasive-cervical-foraminotomy
#14
Donald A Ross, Kelly J Bridges
BACKGROUND: Posterior cervical foraminotomy is a long utilized and commonly performed procedure, but has been supplanted in many cases by anterior procedures. With the advent of minimally invasive techniques, posterior foraminotomy may again deserve a prominent place in the treatment of cervical foraminal stenosis. OBJECTIVE: To report in detail a successfully utilized minimally invasive technique and the results in a large series of patients, by a single author...
December 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180561/notalgia-paresthetica-relieved-by-cervical-traction
#15
Rhonda Low, Leah A Swanson, David L Swanson
Notalgia paresthetica is a syndrome of unilateral, chronic pruritis that is associated with burning pain, paresthesia, numbness, and hyperesthesia localized to the medial and inferior scapula. The condition does not respond to anti-inflammatory drugs or traditional antipruritic agents and has variable responses to numerous other reported pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies. Although the etiology is thought to be nerve impingement, neurologic and musculoskeletal causes are often not considered in the differential diagnosis...
November 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165642/the-corticospinal-reserve-capacity-reorganization-of-motor-area-and-excitability-as-a-novel-pathophysiological-concept-in-cervical-myelopathy
#16
Anna Zdunczyk, Vera Schwarzer, Michael Mikhailov, Brendon Bagley, Tizian Rosenstock, Thomas Picht, Peter Vajkoczy
BACKGROUND: In degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM), the dynamics of disease progression and the outcome after surgical decompression vary interindividually and do not necessarily correlate with radiological findings. OBJECTIVE: To improve diagnostic power in DCM by better characterization of the underlying pathophysiology using navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS). METHODS: Eighteen patients with DCM due to cervical spinal canal stenosis were examined preoperatively with nTMS...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163956/eversion-endarterectomy-under-full-prasugrel-treatment
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Thomas Kotsis, Panagitsa Christoforou, Nikolaos Asaloumidis, Erifyli Argyra
The third-generation thienopyridine prasugrel has much stronger antiplatelet effect compared to other current antiplatelet inhibitors and exhibits practically zero resistance in healthy people. Prasugrel is used as a pre- and post-treatment in percutaneous coronary or neurovascular interventions with parallel aspirin regime. However, as there is a higher reported bleeding with intraluminal interventions and meticulous technique is recommended, there is nearly non-existent international experience of open surgery under full prasugrel treatment...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157955/development-of-a-goat-model-for-evaluation-of-withaferin-a-cervical-implants-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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Leslie C Sherwood, Farrukh Aqil, Manicka V Vadhanam, Jeyaprakash Jeyabalan, Radha Munagala, David Hoetker, Sanjay Srivastava, Inder P Singh, Scott Cambron, Martin O'Toole, Wendy Spencer, Lynn P Parker, Ramesh C Gupta
Cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The disease develops over many years through a series of precancerous lesions. Cervical cancer can be prevented by HPV-vaccination, screening and treatment of precancer before development of cervical cancer. The treatment of high-grade cervical dysplasia (CIN(2+)) has traditionally been by cervical conization. Surgical procedures are associated with increased risk of undesirable side effects including bleeding, infection, scarring (stenosis), infertility and complications in later pregnancies...
November 17, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145512/impact-of-the-surgical-strategy-on-the-incidence-of-c5-nerve-root-palsy-in-decompressive-cervical-surgery
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Theresa Krätzig, Malte Mohme, Klaus C Mende, Sven O Eicker, Frank W Floeth
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify the impact of different surgical strategies on the incidence of C5 palsy. BACKGROUND: Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis is a steadily increasing morbidity in the ageing population. Postoperative C5 nerve root palsy is a common complication with severe impact on the patients´ quality of life. METHODS: We identified 1708 consecutive patients who underwent cervical decompression surgery due to degenerative changes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145318/an-unusual-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-with-enlarged-lymph-nodes-relapsing-polychondritis-a-case-report
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Wei Liu, Hongli Jiang, Han Jing, Bing Mao
INTRODUCTION: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a common initial presentation leading to a diagnostic challenge. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 3-month history of moderate-to-high fever was reported in an otherwise healthy 54-year-old man. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans of his chest showed a remarkable progressive enlargement of bilateral cervical, supraclavicular, hilar, and mediastinal lymph nodes within 2 weeks. Bronchofibroscopy manifested obvious luminal stenosis with swelling, thick pale mucosa, and disappearing of structures of trachea cricoid cartilage, followed by a 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) with intense symmetric FDG uptake in larynx, tracheobronchial tree, and hilar, mediastinal, and axillary lymph nodes being demonstrated...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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