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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/28591075/comparison-of-the-vacuum-mattress-versus-the-spine-board-alone-for-immobilization-of-the-cervical-spine-injured-patient-a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study
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Mark L Prasarn, Per Kristian Hyldmo, Laura A Zdziarski, Evan Loewy, Dewayne Dubose, MaryBeth Horodyski, Glenn R Rechtine
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical cadaveric study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Trauma patients in the United States are immobilized on a rigid spine board, whereas in many other places vacuum mattresses are used with the proposed advantages of improved comfort and better immobilization of the spine. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the amount of motion generated in an unstable cervical spine fracture with use of the vacuum mattress versus the spine board alone...
June 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574333/depression-as-an-independent-predictor-of-postoperative-delirium-in-spine-deformity-patients-undergoing-elective-spine-surgery
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Owoicho Adogwa, Emily Lydon, Amanda Sergesketter, Rayan Kaakati, Ankit I Mehta, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley, Isaac O Karikari
OBJECTIVE Depression is the most prevalent affective disorder in the US, and patients with spinal deformity are at increased risk. Postoperative delirium has been associated with inferior surgical outcomes, including morbidity and mortality. The relationship between depression and postoperative delirium in patients undergoing spine surgery is relatively unknown. The aim of this study was to determine if depression is an independent risk factor for the development of postoperative delirium in patients undergoing decompression and fusion for deformity...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550896/pediatric-near-drowning-events-do-they-warrant-trauma-team-activation
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Pranit N Chotai, Lisa Manning, Benjamin Eithun, Joshua C Ross, James W Eubanks, Chad Hamner, Ankush Gosain
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of traumatic injuries, factors associated with mortality, and need for pediatric trauma surgery involvement for drowning and near-drowning events in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review board-approved, retrospective chart review was performed at three American College of Surgeons-verified Pediatric Trauma Centers (2011-2014). Patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes or E-codes for fatal-nonfatal drowning, fall into water, accidental drowning, or submersion were included...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535567/radiation-dose-and-procedure-time-for-994-ct-guided-spine-pain-control-procedures
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Matthew S Lazarus, Rebecca B Forman, Alan L Brook, Todd S Miller
BACKGROUND: Image guidance for spine pain control procedures, including epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, and facet block, can be performed with either computed tomography (CT) or conventional fluoroscopy. CT has the advantage of improved anatomic localization and use of air for contrast; however, there are concerns that CT leads to higher radiation dose and longer procedure time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate procedure time and radiation dose for multiple types of spine pain control procedures performed under CT guidance...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476856/a-solitary-fibrous-tumour-mimicking-an-aggressive-angiomyxoma-liposarcoma
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Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Deanna Ng, Tiffany Hennedige, Melissa Teo
We present a case of a solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) resembling an aggressive angiomyxoma/liposarcoma on radiological imaging, causing significant diagnostic challenges preoperatively. A 76-year-old male was incidentally found to have a large pelvic mass on a CT scan. Further evaluation with an MRI scan confirmed a presacral mass containing fat and soft tissue components. It was inseparable from the sacrococcygeal spine, rectal serosa and the posterior wall of the urinary bladder, but no evidence of invasion was seen...
May 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451491/misplaced-cervical-screws-requiring-reoperation
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Jeremy C Peterson, Paul M Arnold, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Michael G Fehlings, Robert A Hart, Alan S Hilibrand, Ahmad Nassr, Ra'Kerry K Rahman, Chadi A Tannoury, Tony Tannoury, Thomas E Mroz, Bradford L Currier, Anthony F De Giacomo, Jeremy L Fogelson, Bruce C Jobse, Eric M Massicotte, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: In the past several years, screw fixation of the cervical spine has become commonplace. For the most part, this is a safe, low-risk procedure. While rare, screw backout or misplaced screws can lead to morbidity and increased costs. We report our experiences with this uncommon complication. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective case series was undertaken at 23 institutions in the United States...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441687/c-arm-positioning-is-a-significant-source-of-radiation-in-spine-surgery
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Elizabeth W Reiser, Rupen Desai, Sarah A Byrd, Harrison Farber, Deborah Chi, Cary S Idler, Robert E Isaacs
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective chart review. OBJECTIVE: It is well-known that radiation exposure during minimally invasive spine procedures can be substantial. Less interest has focused on setup radiation exposure before incision, including preoperative images used for surgical approach. The present study seeks to better quantify the significance of setup radiation in the total radiation exposure of minimally invasive spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Radiographic localization is necessary in minimally invasive spine procedures to visualize anatomy, but increased radiation exposure is associated with health risks...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421461/the-role-of-tumor-board-conferences-in-neuro-oncology-a-nationwide-provider-survey
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James Snyder, Lonni Schultz, Tobias Walbert
The tumor board or multidisciplinary cancer meeting (MCM) is the foundation of high value multidisciplinary oncology care, coordinating teams of specialists. Little is known on how these meetings are implemented in Neuro-oncology. Benefits of MCMs include coordination, direction for complicated cases, education, and a forum for communication, emerging technology, and clinical trials. This study identifies participation and utilization of neuro-oncology MCMs. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was dispersed through an internet questionnaire...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365579/the-use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-time-to-bridge-the-gap-between-radiologists-and-rheumatologists
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Alexander N Bennett, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Daljit Kaur-Papadakis, Amer Rehman
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is involved in the assessment of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA); however, anecdotal evidence suggests diverse practice among radiologists. The objective of this study was to describe current practice in the use of MRI for assessment of axSpA by UK radiologists. METHODS: Six hundred ninety-nine UK radiologists were invited to complete an online survey. Availability of MR scanners, familiarity with axSpA disease-specific lesions, and MRI protocols and definitions of positive sacroiliac joint (SIJ) or spinal MRI were assessed...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330684/mri-for-the-detection-of-calcific-features-of-vertebral-haemangioma
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Y Y Bender, S M Böker, G Diederichs, T Walter, M Wagner, E Fallenberg, T Liebig, M Rickert, B Hamm, M R Makowski
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of susceptibility-weighted-magnetic-resonance imaging (SW-MRI) for the detection of vertebral haemangiomas (VHs) compared to T1/T2-weighted MRI sequences, radiographs, and computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was approved by the local ethics review board. An SW-MRI sequence was added to the clinical spine imaging protocol. The image-based diagnosis of 56 VHs in 46 patients was established using T1/T2 MRI in combination with radiography/CT as the reference standard...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328563/patients-without-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-ionm-alerts-during-veptr-implantation-did-not-sustain-neurological-injury-during-subsequent-routine-expansions-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Jaren LaGreca, Tara Flynn, Patrick J Cahill, Amer Samdani, Michael G Vitale, Ron El-Hawary, John T Smith, Jonathan H Phillips, John M Flynn, Michael Glotzbecker, Sumeet Garg
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of intraoperative neurological monitoring (IONM) alerts and neurological injury during vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) treatment and evaluate the utility of IONM during VEPTR expansion procedures in patients who have not previously had neurological injury or IONM alerts. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, VEPTR procedures and IONM records were reviewed at 17 institutions for patients treated with VEPTR from 2005 to 2011...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301365/preserving-the-legitimacy-of-board-certification
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Michael S Hanemann, Holly C Wall, John A Dean
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this discussion were to inform the medical community about the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery's ongoing attempts in Louisiana to achieve equivalency to American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards so that its diplomates may use the term "board certified" in advertising and to ensure public safety by upholding the standards for medical board certification. BACKGROUND: In 2011, Louisiana passed a truth in medical advertising law, which was intended to protect the public by prohibiting the use of the term "board certified" by improperly credentialed physicians...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256905/effect-of-bone-reading-ct-software-on-radiologist-performance-in-detecting-bone-metastases-from-breast-cancer
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Ji Y Ha, Kyung N Jeon, Kyungsoo Bae, Bong H Choi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of CT software that generates rib unfolding images and automatically numbers ribs and thoracic spines on radiologist performance in detecting thoracic bone metastases from breast cancer. METHODS: A total of 126 patients with breast cancer who underwent chest CT and fludeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/CT and/or bone scans were retrospectively reviewed. One board-certified radiologist (R1) and one radiology resident (R2) independently assessed the original chest CT and rib unfolding images using a commercially available post-processing software (Bone Reading) application to evaluate metastasis in the ribs and thoracic spines...
April 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256439/automated-bone-subtraction-image-analysis-software-package-for-improved-and-faster-ct-monitoring-of-longitudinal-spine-involvement-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Marius Horger, Hendrick Ditt, Shu Liao, Katja Weisel, Jan Fritz, Wolfgang M Thaiss, Sascha Kaufmann, Konstantin Nikolaou, Christopher Kloth
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to assess the diagnostic benefit of a novel computed tomography (CT) post-processing software generating subtraction maps of longitudinal non-enhanced CT examinations for monitoring the course of myeloma bone disease in the spine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The local institutional review board approved the retrospective data evaluation. Included were 82 consecutive myeloma patients (46 male; mean age, 65.08 ± 9.76) who underwent 188 repeated whole-body reduced-dose Multislice Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) at our institution between December 2013 and January 2016...
May 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254673/cervical-lordosis-the-effect-of-age-and-gender
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Ella Been, Sara Shefi, Michalle Soudack
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The cervical lordosis is of great importance to posture and function. Neck pain and disability is often associated with cervical lordosis malalignment. Surgical procedures involving cervical lordosis stabilization or restoration must take into account age and gender differences in cervical lordosis architecture to avoid further complications. PURPOSE: Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate differences in the cervical lordosis between males and females from childhood to adulthood...
February 27, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230717/imaging-performance-of-a-handheld-ultrasound-system-with-real-time-computer-aided-detection-of-lumbar-spine-anatomy-a-feasibility-study
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Mohamed Tiouririne, Adam J Dixon, F William Mauldin, David Scalzo, Arun Krishnaraj
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the imaging performance of a handheld ultrasound system and the accuracy of an automated lumbar spine computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm in the spines of human subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board of the University of Virginia. The authors designed a handheld ultrasound system with enhanced bone image quality and fully automated CAD of lumbar spine anatomy...
February 22, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230622/restriction-of-cervical-intervertebral-movement-with-different-types-of-external-immobilizers-a-cadaveric-3d-analysis-study
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Micha Holla, Gerjon Hannink, Thomas G E Eggen, Robin A Daanen, Allard J F Hosman, Nico Verdonschot
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric radiostereometric analysis study. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the ability of 5 commonly used immobilizers to restrict cervical spine movement, including intervertebral movement, in three directions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Evidence about the ability of many clinically used cervical immobilizers to restrict cervical movement is limited. Furthermore, their effect on intervertebral movement is unknown. METHODS: Radiographic inert beads were implanted in the cervical vertebral bodies of five fresh-frozen human cadavers...
February 22, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162204/-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-dural-tears-and-the-consequent-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-during-spine-surgery
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Dural tears (DT) and the consequent cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak are not rare in spine surgeries. CSF leak can be troublesome, leading to pseudomeningocele, cutaneous CSF fistula, and meningitis. Revision surgery is unavoidable in some cases. The reported incidences of DT and CSF leak are different according to the various pathologies. Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, revision spine surgery and multi-segment laminectomy have higher risks for DT. Various techniques have been described to manage this complication, such as bed rest, repair with dural substitutes, fibrin glue, gelatin sponge, lumbar drain, muscle flap, etc...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160246/hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-males-with-glycogen-storage-disease-type-1
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Evelyn M Wong, Anna Lehman, Philip Acott, Jane Gillis, Daniel L Metzger, Sandra Sirrs
BACKGROUND: Glycogen storage disease type 1 is an autosomal recessive disorder with an incidence of 1 in 100,000. Long-term complications include chronic blood glucose lability, lactic academia, short stature, osteoporosis, delayed puberty, gout, progressive renal insufficiency, systemic or pulmonary hypertension, hepatic adenomas at risk for malignant transformation, anemia, vitamin D deficiency, hyperuricemic nephrocalcinosis, inflammatory bowel syndrome (type 1b), hypertriglyceridemia, and irregular menstrual cycles...
February 4, 2017: JIMD Reports
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