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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151051/subclinical-propionibacterium-acnes-infection-estimation-in-the-intervertebral-disc-spine-id-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort
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Nelson Astur, Delio E Martins, Marcelo Wajchenberg, Mario Ferretti, Fernando G Menezes, Andre M Doi, Laercio A Rosemberg, Durval C B Santos, Alexandre S Iutaka, Luciano M R Rodrigues, Marines D V Martino, Jorge R Pagura, Eduardo N Kihara Filho, Mario Lenza
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain and vertebral endplate abnormalities are common conditions within the population. Subclinical infection caused by indolent pathogens can potentially lead to these findings, with differentiation between them notably challenging from a clinical perspective. Progressive infection of the intervertebral disc has been extensively associated with increasing low back pain, with Propionibacterium acnes specifically implicated with in relation to sciatica. The main purpose of this study is to identify if the presence of an infective pathogen within the intervertebral disc is primary or is a result of intraoperative contamination, and whether this correlates to low back pain...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133325/minimally-invasive-surgery-versus-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-study-protocol-of-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-misos-trial
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Mark P Arts, Jasper Fc Wolfs, Jos Ma Kuijlen, Godard Cw de Ruiter
INTRODUCTION: Patients with symptomatic spondylolisthesis are frequently treated with nerve root decompression, in addition to pedicle screw fixation and interbody fusion. Minimally invasive approaches are gaining attention in recent years, although there is no clear evidence supporting the proclamation of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) being better than open surgery. We present the design of the MISOS (Minimal Invasive Surgery versus Open Surgery) trial on the effectiveness of MISS versus open surgery in patients with degenerative or spondylolytic spondylolisthesis...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095674/bone-marrow-metastases-t2-weighted-dixon-spin-echo-fat-images-can-replace-t1-weighted-spin-echo-images
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Yaël Maeder, Vincent Dunet, Raphael Richard, Fabio Becce, Patrick Omoumi
Purpose To test the potential of Dixon T2-weighted fat-only sequences to replace T1-weighted sequences for the detection of bone metastases, with the hypothesis that diagnostic performance with an alternative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging protocol (sagittal spin-echo Dixon T2-weighted fat-only and water-only imaging) would not be inferior to that with the standard protocol (sagittal spin-echo T1-weighted and spin-echo Dixon T2-weighted water-only imaging). Materials and Methods A total of 121 consecutive whole-spine MR imaging examinations (63 men; mean age ± standard deviation, 61...
November 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078907/cervical-spine-injuries-in-young-children-pattern-and-outcomes-in-accidental-versus-inflicted-trauma
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Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rajaie Hazboun, Rosemary Vannix, Paul Krafft, Alexander Zouros
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to compare the cervical spine (c-spine) pattern of injury and outcomes in children below 3 y with a head injury from confirmed inflicted versus accidental trauma. METHODS: After Institutional Review Board approval, data were prospectively collected between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were age below 3 y, a loss of consciousness, and any one of the following initial head computed tomography (CT) findings (subdural hematoma, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or cerebral edema)...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061616/transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-cortical-bone-trajectory-screws-versus-traditional-pedicle-screws-fixation-a-study-protocol-of-randomised-controlled-trial
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Zhenhua Feng, Xiaobin Li, Qian Tang, Chenggui Wang, Wenhao Zheng, Hui Zhang, Ai-Min Wu, Naifeng Tian, Yaosen Wu, Wenfei Ni
INTRODUCTION: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disorders and shows favourable clinical results. Recently, cortical bone trajectory (CBT) has become a new trajectory for screw insertion in the lumbar spine. Several biomechanical studies have demonstrated that the CBT technique achieves screw purchase and strength greater than the traditional method. Currently, the available data on the clinical effectiveness of the two performed surgeries, TLIF with CBT screws (CBT-TLIF) and TLIF with traditional pedicle screws (PS-TLIF), are insufficient...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962911/from-the-international-space-station-to-the-clinic-how-prolonged-unloading-may-disrupt-lumbar-spine-stability
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Jeannie F Bailey, Stephanie L Miller, Kristine Khieu, Conor W O'Neill, Robert M Healey, Dezba G Coughlin, Jojo V Sayson, Douglas G Chang, Alan R Hargens, Jeffrey C Lotz
Background context Prolonged microgravity exposure is associated with localized low back pain and an elevated risk of post-flight disc herniation. Though the mechanisms by which microgravity impairs the spine are unclear, they should be foundational for developing in-flight countermeasures for maintaining astronaut spine health. Because human spine anatomy has adapted to upright posture on Earth, observations of how spaceflight affects the spine should also provide new and potentially important information on spine biomechanics that benefit the general population...
September 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945643/variation-in-spine-surgeon-selection-criteria-between-neurosurgery-and-orthopedic-surgery-patients
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Fady Y Hijji, Ankur S Narain, Brittany E Haws, Christopher D Witiw, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Kelly H Yom, Harel Deutsch, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine if there are any differences in spine surgeon selection criteria between neurosurgery patients and orthopedic patients. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The evolution of the health care delivery system has allowed for increased patient autonomy in provider selection. However, the process and criteria by which patients choose particular spine surgeons is not well understood...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934797/percutaneous-endoscopic-debridement-and-drainage-with-four-different-approach-methods-for-the-treatment-of-spinal-infection
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Eun-Ji Choi, Su-Young Kim, Hyuck-Goo Kim, Hong-Sik Shon, Tae-Kyun Kim, Kyung-Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of spinal infection seems to be increasing in recent years. Percutaneous endoscopic debridement and drainage (PEDD) has become an effective alternative to extensive open surgery. OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed the charter of patients who received PEDD using 4 different approach methods to evaluate the clinical results. STUDY DESIGN: An Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved retrospective chart review. SETTING: University hospital inpatient referred to our pain clinic...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934790/factors-associated-with-successful-responses-to-transforaminal-balloon-adhesiolysis-for-chronic-lumbar-foraminal-stenosis-retrospective-study
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Doo Hwan Kim, Seong-Sik Cho, Yeon-Jin Moon, Koo Kwon, Kunhee Lee, Jeong-Gil Leem, Jin-Woo Shin, Ji Hyun Park, Seong-Soo Choi
BACKGROUND: Recently, transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis was introduced to manage patients with chronic radicular pain occurring with or without low back pain. However, the factors associated with successful responses to transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis are not known. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the factors associated with successful responses to transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis for chronic lumbar spinal stenosis. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective observational study...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926393/trends-in-the-treatment-of-single-and-multilevel-cervical-stenosis-a-review-of-the-american-board-of-orthopaedic-surgery-database
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Alfredo Arrojas, J Benjamin Jackson, Gregory Grabowski
BACKGROUND: In order to identify any changes in the utilization of new and old techniques, we investigated trends in the operative management of cervical stenosis by orthopaedic surgeons applying for board certification. METHODS: We queried the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery database from 1998 to 2013 to identify all of the cervical spine procedures for stenosis that had been performed by candidates taking Part II of the licensing examination. Longitudinal trends were determined for the utilized approach, the individual procedures that had been performed, and whether a motion-preserving technique had been employed...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874928/magnetic-resonance-imaging-utilization-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
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Yadiel Sánchez, Brian J Yun, Anand M Prabhakar, McKinley Glover, Benjamin A White, Theodore I Benzer, Ali S Raja
INTRODUCTION: Emergency department observation units (EDOUs) are a valuable alternative to inpatient admissions for ED patients needing extended care. However, while the use of advanced imaging is becoming more common in the ED, there are no studies characterizing the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations in the EDOU. METHODS: This institutional review board-approved, retrospective study was performed at a 999-bed quaternary care academic Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, with approximately 114,000 ED visits annually and a 32-bed adult EDOU...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864406/comparative-study-of-perioperative-complication-rates-of-cervical-laminoplasty-performed-by-residents-and-teaching-neurosurgeons
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Manabu Niimura, Keisuke Takai, Makoto Taniguchi
Early surgical education is required for neurosurgical residents to learn many surgical procedures. However, the participation of less experienced residents may increase perioperative complication rates. Perioperative complication studies in the field of neurosurgery are being increasingly published; however, studies have not yet focused on cervical laminoplasty. The study population included 193 consecutive patients who underwent cervical laminoplasty in Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital between 2008 and 2014...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835284/maintaining-immobilisation-devices-on-trauma-patients-during-ct-a-feasibility-study
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Pål Johan Stokkeland, Erlend Andersen, Maria Myhre Bjørndal, Arne Morten Mikalsen, Sindre Aslaksen, Per Kristian Hyldmo
BACKGROUND: To reduce the possibility of secondary deterioration of spinal injuries, it is desirable to maintain the spinal immobilisation that is applied in the prehospital setting throughout computed tomography (CT) scanning. A previous study found that metallic components within the inflation valve of the vacuum mattresses caused CT artefacts. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of vacuum mattresses with plastic valves on CT artefacts, the radiation dose, and noise compared to a trauma transfer board and the spine boards currently used in our trauma system...
August 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826716/relationship-among-koenig-depression-scale-and-postoperative-outcomes-ambulation-and-perception-of-pain-in-elderly-patients-%C3%A2-65-years-undergoing-elective-spinal-surgery-for-adult-scoliosis
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Amanda R Sergesketter, Collin Black, Aaron Tarnasky, Michael O Ongele, Victoria D Vuong, Syed Khalid, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley, Isaac O Karikari
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess whether the Koenig Depression Scale (KDS) can identify depressed elderly patients undergoing elective spine surgery for deformity at risk for inferior postoperative outcomes including complication rates, ambulation ability, and patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: The medical records of 92 elderly patients (≥65 years) undergoing a planned elective spinal surgery for correction of adult degenerative scoliosis were reviewed for this study...
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818047/second-opinion-for-degenerative-spinal-conditions-an-option-or-a-necessity-a-prospective-observational-study
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Mario Lenza, Rachelle Buchbinder, Margaret P Staples, Oscar F P Dos Santos, Reynaldo A Brandt, Claudio L Lottenberg, Miguel Cendoroglo, Mario Ferretti
BACKGROUND: Second opinions may improve quality of patient care. The primary objective of this study was to determine the concordance between first and second diagnoses and opinions regarding need for spinal surgery among patients with back or neck pain that have been recommended spinal surgery. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study of patients who had been recommended for spinal surgery and received a second opinion between May 2011 and May 2012 at the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein on the advice of their health insurance company...
August 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727707/continuing-anti-thrombotic-medication-during-low-to-intermediate-risk-spinal-procedures-a-retrospective-evaluation
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Noud van Helmond, Wesley Day, Kenneth B Chapman
BACKGROUND: The current American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) guidelines recommend discontinuing anti-thrombotic therapy prior to any interventional spine procedures to decrease the incidence of bleeding complications. However, discontinuing anti-thrombotics may pose considerable danger in terms of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events. Recent evidence suggests that some spinal interventions may still be performed safely with anti-thrombotics on board and some practitioners thus elect to continue certain anti-thrombotics for these procedures...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697056/effect-of-emergency-department-mattress-compressibility-on-chest-compression-depth-using-a-standardized-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-board-a-slider-transfer-board-and-a-flat-spine-board-a-simulation-based-study
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Adam Cheng, Claudia Belanger, Brandi Wan, Jennifer Davidson, Yiqun Lin
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed on a mattress decreases effective chest compression depth. Using a CPR board partially attenuates mattress compressibility. We aimed to determine the effect of a CPR board, a slider transfer board, a CPR board with a slider transfer board, and a flat spine board on chest compression depth with a mannequin placed on an emergency department mattress. METHODS: The study used a cross-over study design. The CPR-certified healthcare providers performed 2 minutes of compressions on a mannequin in five conditions, an emergency department mattress with: (a) no hard surface, (b) a CPR board, (c) a slider transfer board, (d) a CPR board and slider transfer board, and (e) a flat spine board...
July 10, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684013/cervical-spine-alignment-in-helmeted-skiers-and-snowboarders-with-suspected-head-and-neck-injuries-comparison-of-lateral-c-spine-radiographs-before-and-after-helmet-removal-and-implications-for-ski-patrol-transport
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Jared Murray, David A Rust
OBJECTIVE: Current protocols for spine immobilization of the injured skier/snowboarder have not been scientifically validated. Observing changes in spine alignment during common rescue scenarios will help strengthen recommendations for rescue guidelines. METHODS: Twenty-eight healthy volunteers (18 men, 10 women) age 47±17 (range 20-73) (mean ±SD with range) underwent a mock rescue in which candidate patrollers completing an Outdoor Emergency Care course performed spine immobilization and back boarding in 3 scenarios: 1) Ski helmet on, no c-collar; 2) helmet on, with c-collar; and 3) helmet removed, with c-collar...
July 3, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673511/reirradiation-of-the-spine-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery-efficacy-and-toxicity
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David Boyce-Fappiano, Erinma Elibe, Bo Zhao, M Salim Siddiqui, Ian Lee, Jack Rock, Samuel Ryu, Farzan Siddiqui
PURPOSE: To determine the potential benefits and adverse effects associated with reirradiating the spinal cord when at least 1 course of radiation therapy (RT) is stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). METHODS AND MATERIALS: This institutional review board-approved retrospective review included 162 patients (237 reirradiated spine lesions). All patients received SRS at our institution between 2001 and 2013. Electronic medical records were reviewed for clinical exams and radiologic tests (computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging)...
May 25, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669858/pelvic-incidence-a-fixed-value-or-can-you-change-it
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Howard M Place, Ann M Hayes, Stephen B Huebner, Andy M Hayden, Heidi Israel, Jennifer L Brechbuhler
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There has been renewed interest in the pelvic vertebrae by spinal surgeons recently. Those involved in working with patients with adult spinal deformity focus on the position of the fused spine as it relates to the pelvis, and determine success or failure by specific numbers for given pelvic parameters. The pelvic parameters that are commonly measured for these patients are pelvic tilt, sacral slope, and pelvic incidence (PI). Out of the three, PI has always been considered to be the fixed measurement, whereas pelvic tilt and sacral slope have the capacity to change in relation to external forces...
June 29, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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