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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651523/current-smoking-is-associated-with-extracranial-carotid-atherosclerotic-stenosis-but-not-with-intracranial-large-artery-disease
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Ruijun Ji, Yuesong Pan, Hongyi Yan, Runhua Zhang, Gaifen Liu, Penglian Wang, Yilong Wang, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence has shown that cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for ischemic stroke. However, it is not clear about the potential mechanisms through which cigarette smoking affects stroke risk. In the study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between cigarette smoking and the occurrence of extracranial (ECAS) and intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS). METHODS: We analyzed patients enrolled in the Chinese intracranial atherosclerosis (CICAS), which was a prospective, multicenter, hospital-based cohort study...
June 26, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645886/uterovaginal-anastomosis-for-cases-of-cryptomenorrhea-due-to-cervical-atresia-with-vaginal-aplasia-benefits-and-risks
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M A Zayed, R F Khalil, K A Elsetohy, A T Hashem, A A AbdAllah, A I Fathi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess short term benefits and risks of utero-vaginal anastomosis done for cases of cryptomenorrhea due to cervical atresia with vaginal aplasia. DESIGN: prospective study SETTING: Surgical operations were done between December 2013 and September 2015 at the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cairo University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Five patients who had cryptomenorrhea due to cervical atresia associated with vaginal aplasia were included...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641325/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-associated-with-scuba-diving
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Naoharu Kitajima, Akemi Sugita-Kitajima, Seiji Kitajima
A 28-year-old female diver presented with dizziness and difficulty clearing her left ear whilst scuba diving. Her pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry were normal. Testing of Eustachian tube function revealed tubal stenosis. Video-oculography revealed a predominantly torsional nystagmus while the patient was in the lordotic position. Fistula signs were positive. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the temporal bone revealed a diagnosis of bilateral superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCDS). Cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) testing showed that the amplitude of the cVEMP measured from her left ear was larger than that from the right...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629627/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-cervical-artery-dissection-and-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Manuel Cappellari, Paolo Bovi
BACKGROUND: To date, very little is known about the effects of direct oral anticoagulants (DOA) use in patients with cervical artery dissection (CAD) and cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). We present our initial experience with the use of DOA for CAD and CVT and an overview of the published literature. METHODS: From our database, we identified 4 patients who received DOA after CAD and 4 patients after CVT. Also, we analyzed the data reported for 45 patients who received DOA after CAD and 23 after CVT from review of the literature...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626412/congenital-bilateral-c2-transverse-foramina-stenosis-causing-adult-onset-vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-and-posterior-circulation-stroke
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Ajeet Gordhan, Catherine Lockhart
Vertebrobasilar insufficiency leading to posterior circulation infarcts caused by congenital hypoplasia of the bilateral transverse foramina at the C2 level, affecting the caliber and flow of the bilateral distal cervical vertebral arteries in an adult, has not been previously reported. A 41-year-old male presented with episodic dizziness for a period of 1 year prior to consultation. Computed tomography angiography of the head and neck demonstrated congenital hypoplasia of the bilateral C2 transverse foramina, with absence of the vertebral arteries in each of the foramina and collateral reconstitution of diminutive intracranial vertebral artery segments...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625905/the-influence-of-mri-features-on-surgical-decision-making-in-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-results-from-a-global-survey-of-aospine-international-members
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Aria Nouri, Allan R Martin, Anick Nater, Christopher D Witiw, So Kato, Lindsay Tetreault, Hamed Reihani-Kermani, Carlo Santaguida, Michael G Fehlings
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a survey to understand how specific pathologic features on MRI influence surgeons toward an anterior or posterior surgical approach in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) . METHODS: A questionnaire was sent out to 6,179 AOSpine International members via email. This included 18 questions on a 7-point Likert scale regarding how MRI features influence the respondent's decision to perform an anterior or posterior surgical approach. Influence was classified based on the mean and mode...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620501/efficacy-of-lenvatinib-in-a-patient-with-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Kazuyuki Oishi, Daisuke Takabatake, Yuichi Shibuya
We experienced a case of an 82-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with a 1-month history of dysphagia and dyspnea. Cervical contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed diffuse thyroid neoplasms causing significant tracheal stenosis with tumors, particularly of the superior mediastinum, which were associated with an embolism of the brachiocephalic vein and suspected invasion to the bilateral common carotid arteries. Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) was diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration; thus, emergency tracheostomy and gastrostomy were performed...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619269/comparing-effects-of-cervical-anterior-approach-and-laminoplasty-in-surgical-management-of-cervical-ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-by-a-prospective-nonrandomized-controlled-study
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Yang Hou, Lei Liang, Guodong Shi, Peng Xu, Guohua Xu, Jiangang Shi, Wen Yuan
INTRODUCTION: The laminoplasty has been the most widely used surgical method for OPLL. In recent years, increasing attention has been drawn to the anterior operative approaches for surgical treatment of cervical OPLL. However, which method is the optimum selection for therapy of cervical OPLL is still obscure. Therefore, we performed this prospective nonrandomized clinical studyin patients with multilevelcervical myelopathydue to OPLL and compare thetherapeutic efficiencyof laminoplastyand anterior approach (cervical discectomy and/or cervicalcorpectomy) in the management of multi-level cervical OPLL...
June 12, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614284/cervical-spine-deformities-in-children-with-rhizomelic-chondrodysplasia-punctata
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Oussama Abousamra, Vinay Kandula, Angela L Duker, Kenneth J Rogers, Michael B Bober, William G Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine deformity in rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata (RCDP) has been described with different findings reported in the literature. However, available literature provides limited data from a few cases with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine. Our report describes the MRI findings in a group of children with RCDP, aiming to reach a better understanding of this pathology. METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved RCDP Registry was created at our institution with the goal of identifying pertinent medical issues over the lifespan of individuals with RCDP...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614282/clinical-outcomes-of-cervical-spinal-surgery-for-cervical-myelopathic-patients-with-coexisting-lumbar-spinal-canal-stenosis-tandem-spinal-stenosis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-297-cases
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Tsuyoshi Yamada, Toshitaka Yoshii, Naoki Yamamoto, Takashi Hirai, Hiroyuki Inose, Tsuyoshi Kato, Shigenori Kawabata, Atsushi Okawa
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the prevalence and clinical characteristics of tandem spinal stenosis (TSS) in patients with cervical myelopathy including ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine (C-OPLL). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Concurrent cervical and lumbar spinal canal stenosis is generally reported as TSS. Most previous studies have used magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate spinal stenosis in the cervical and lumbar spine...
June 13, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612191/comparison-of-inter-and-intra-observer-reliability-among-the-three-classification-systems-for-cervical-spinal-canal-stenosis
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Sangbong Ko, Wonkee Choi, Seungbum Chae
PURPOSE: The aim is to analyze the agreement between different types of physicians in terms of the inter-observer and intra-observer reliability in addition to the agreement between the experienced and non-experienced physicians with respect to three different classification systems for diagnosis of cervical spinal canal stenosis. METHODS: Total nine doctors including experienced group of three doctors and non-experienced group of six doctors classified the patients according to three different classification in an independent, blinded manner using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose cervical canal stenosis...
June 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606250/-three-dimensional-finite-element-model-of-a-modified-posterior-cervical-single-open-door-laminoplasty
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Q Wang, Y Yang, Q Fei, D Li, J J Li, H Meng, N Su, Z H Fan, B Q Wang
Objective: To build a three-dimensional finite element models of a modified posterior cervical single open-door laminoplasty with short-segmental lateral mass screws fusion. Methods: The C(2)-C(7) segmental data were obtained from computed tomography (CT) scans of a male patient with cervical spondylotic myelopathy and spinal stenosis.Three-dimensional finite element models of a modified cervical single open-door laminoplasty (before and after surgery) were constructed by the combination of software package MIMICS, Geomagic and ABAQUS...
June 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604489/risk-factors-and-prognosis-for-acute-progression-of-myelopathic-symptoms-in-patients-with-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-after-minor-trauma
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Jong-Myung Jung, Chun Kee Chung, Chi Heon Kim, Yunhee Choi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for acute progression of myelopathic symptoms (PMS) associated with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) after minor trauma and to compare the prognosis between an acute PMS group and a chronic PMS group. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUD DATA: Although the prevalence of OPLL among patients with cervical myelopathy is high, few studies have been published regarding the risk factors for acute PMS associated with OPLL after minor trauma...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604488/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-outcomes-over-10-years-a-prospective-study
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Glenn R Buttermann
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with >10-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term, >10-year, clinical outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and to compare outcomes based on primary diagnosis of disc herniation; stenosis or advanced degenerative disc disease (DDD); number of levels treated; and preexisting adjacent level degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is a proven treatment for patients with stenosis and disc herniation and results in significantly improved short- and intermediate-term outcomes...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594515/cervical-spine-injuries-in-the-athlete
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Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro
Cervical spine injuries are common and range from relatively minor injuries, such as cervical muscle strains, to severe, life-threatening cervical fractures with spinal cord injuries. Although cervical spine injuries are most common in athletes who participate in contact and collision sports, such as rugby and American football, they also have been reported in athletes who participate in noncontact sports, such as baseball, gymnastics, and diving. Cervical spine injuries in athletes are not necessarily the result of substantial spine trauma; some athletes have chronic conditions, such as congenital stenosis, that increase their risk for a serious cervical spine injury after even minor trauma...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593785/endoscopically-placed-stents-a-useful-alternative-for-the-management-of-refractory-benign-cervical-esophageal-stenosis
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Óscar Nogales, Ana Clemente, Aránzazu Caballero-Marcos, Javier García-Lledó, Leticia Pérez-Carazo, Beatriz Merino, María López-Ibáñez, María Dolores Pérez Valderas, Rafael Bañares, Cecilia González-Asanza
INTRODUCTION: Benign esophageal strictures are relatively frequent and can severely affect the quality of life of a patient. Stenting has been proposed for the treatment of refractory cases. Lesions affecting the cervical esophagus are more difficult to treat, and the placement of stents in this location has traditionally been restricted due to potential adverse events. The aim of this study was to describe the efficacy and safety of endoscopic stenting in the management of refractory benign cervical esophageal strictures (RBCES) in a single-center cohort study...
June 8, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591038/indication-for-hypertrophy-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-removal-in-anterior-decompression-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Chengrui Bai, Kanghua Li, Ai Guo, Qi Fei, Dong Li, Jinjun Li, Bingqiang Wang, Yong Yang
The retrospective study aimed to investigate the indication for hypertrophy posterior longitudinal ligament (HPLL) removal in anterior decompression for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). A total of 138 consecutive patients with CSM were divided into 2 groups with developmental cervical stenosis (DCS) (group S) and non-DCS (group N), according to the Pavlov ratio. These 2 groups were subdivided into 2 further subgroups, according to whether HPLL was removed or preserved: group SR (49 patients) and group SP (32 patients) in group S, group NR (21 patients) and group NP (36 patients) in group N...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584818/effects-of-pirfenidone-and-collagen-polyvinylpyrrolidone-on-macroscopic-and-microscopic-changes-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression-and-collagen-deposition-in-an-experimental-model-of-tracheal-wound-healing
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J Raúl Olmos-Zuñiga, Mariana Silva-Martínez, Rogelio Jasso-Victoria, Matilde Baltazares-Lipp, Claudia Hernández-Jiménez, Ivette Buendía-Roldan, Jazmin Jasso-Arenas, Alan Martínez-Salas, Jazmin Calyeca-Gómez, Axel E Guzmán-Cedillo, Miguel Gaxiola-Gaxiola, Laura Romero-Romero
Tracheal stenosis (TS) is a fibrosis originated by prolonged inflammation and increased transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) expression and collagen deposition (CD) in the tracheal wound. Several wound-healing modulators (WHMs) have been used to modulate the tracheal healing process and prevent TS, but they have failed, justifying the need to evaluate alternative WHM. The pirfenidone (PFD) and collagen-polyvinylpyrrolidone (Collagen-PVP) decrease inflammation and fibrosis. This study assessed the effect of PFD administration and Collagen-PVP topical application on macroscopic and microscopic changes, TGF-β1 expression, and CD in an experimental model of tracheal wound healing...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584353/lactate-pyruvate-monitoring-during-carotid-endarterectomy-under-general-anaesthesia-versus-cervical-plexus-block-a-randomised-controlled-study
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Gomaa Z Hussien, Ahmed M Elbadawy, Hossam A Elshamaa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) reduces the risk of stroke in patients with significant carotid stenosis and may be performed under general anaesthesia (GA) or regional anaesthesia (RA). This study aimed to compare RA and GA with regard the jugular venous bulb blood lactate and pyruvate levels. METHODS: This randomised-controlled trial was done between October-2013 and September-2015. Thirty-six patients were randomised into either GA or RA groups, with six excluded after randomisation...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583460/spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-epidural-fibrosis-associated-with-percutaneously-placed-spinal-cord-stimulation-electrodes-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mazin Al Tamimi, Salah G Aoun, Wayne Gluf
Spinal cord stimulation is a safe method for treating chronic pain syndromes. Spinal cord stimulators can be placed, either surgically by creating a laminectomy defect for paddle leads, or percutaneously by inserting electrodes. They are usually not associated with major complications. There have been several reports of epidural fibrosis formation after paddle lead placement but only one case of excessive fibrosis following percutaneous lead placement. We describe the unique case of excessive cervical fibrosis formation with creation of tolerance phenomenon, clinically significant stenosis, cord compression, and myelopathy after percutaneous lead placement, that improved after surgical removal of the implant...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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