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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913248/no-evidence-of-local-adaptation-of-immune-responses-to-gyrodactylus-in-three-spined-stickleback-gasterosteus-aculeatus
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Shaun Robertson, Janette E Bradley, Andrew D C MacColl
Parasitism represents one of the most widespread lifestyles in the animal kingdom, with the potential to drive coevolutionary dynamics with their host population. Where hosts and parasites evolve together, we may find local adaptation. As one of the main host defences against infection, there is the potential for the immune response to be adapted to local parasites. In this study, we used the three-spined stickleback and its Gyrodactylus parasites to examine the extent of local adaptation of parasite infection dynamics and the immune response to infection...
November 29, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909654/bone-substitutes-and-expanders-in-spine-surgery-a-review-of-their-fusion-efficacies
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Abhijeet Kadam, Paul W Millhouse, Christopher K Kepler, Kris E Radcliff, Michael G Fehlings, Michael E Janssen, Rick C Sasso, James J Benedict, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: A narrative review of literature. OBJECTIVE: This manuscript intends to provide a review of clinically relevant bone substitutes and bone expanders for spinal surgery in terms of efficacy and associated clinical outcomes, as reported in contemporary spine literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Ever since the introduction of allograft as a substitute for autologous bone in spinal surgery, a sea of literature has surfaced, evaluating both established and newly emerging fusion alternatives...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907940/ct-guided-percutaneous-spine-biopsy-in-suspected-infection-or-malignancy-a-study-of-214-patients
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J Rehm, S Veith, M Akbar, H U Kauczor, M A Weber
Purpose: To retrospectively determine the effectiveness and accuracy of CT-guided percutaneous biopsy of malignant and inflammatory bone lesions of the spine and to assess the reliability of pre-biopsy CT and MRI. Materials and Methods: 214 patients with lesions of the spine, which were suspicious either for being malignant or inflammatory, underwent CT-guided biopsy for pathological and/or microbiological detection. Biopsy samples were sent for histological examination in 128/214 patients, for microbiological analysis in 17/214 patients and for both analyses in 69/214 patients...
December 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906853/surgical-management-of-dysphagia-due-to-anterior-cervical-osteophytes
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Ömer Erdur, Hamdi Taşli, Bahtiyar Polat, Fuad Sofiyev, Fuat Tosun, Bahar Çolpan, Hakan Birkent, Kayhan Öztürk
PURPOSE: The present study was performed to share personal experiences and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of anterior cervical osteophytes surgical procedures. METHODS: The operative records of anterior cervical osteophytes patients who did not benefit from conventional treatments and underwent osteophytectomy were analyzed retrospectively. Transoral and transcervical anterolateral methods were applied, considering both the localization of the osteophyte and the patient's preference...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906436/iliac-crest-bone-graft-a-23-years-hystory-of-infection-at-donor-site-in-vertebral-arthrodesis-and-a-review-of-current-bone-substitutes
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L Babbi, G Barbanti-Brodano, A Gasbarrini, S Boriani
OBJECTIVE: This is an exemplary case report underlining a relevant morbidity which could be associated to the use of autologous iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) for spine fusion. CASE REPORT: Starting from 1990, a 25-years-old woman underwent two subsequent surgical treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma vertebral localizations. In the second surgery, arthrodesis was obtained with autograft through right posterior iliac crest osteotomy. During the chemotherapy treatment following the surgery, the patient suffered from infection at posterior iliac crest scar, the site of previous graft, caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905216/-epidemiology-of-surgical-site-infection-in-a-neurosurgery-department
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Patricia López Pereira, Cristina Díaz-Agero Pérez, Nieves López Fresneña, Julio Las Heras Mosteiro, Aurelio Palancar Cabrera, Ángela Lourdes Rincón Carlavilla, Jesús María Aranaz Andrés
OBJECTIVE: To know the rates of infection of the surgical wound in the Department of Neurosurgery between 2011 and 2014. METHODS: An observational, prospective study was conducted of the rates of surgical wound infection among patients admitted for more than 48 h to the Neurosurgery Department of a tertiary-level university hospital between July 2011 and December 2014. RESULTS: The study surveyed a total of 536 surgical procedures performed in 521 patients...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902591/a-novel-indication-for-a-method-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-tuberculosis-through-minimally-invasive-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion-xlif-in-combination-with-percutaneous-pedicle-screws-fixation-in-an-elderly-patient-a-case-report
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Qiyou Wang, Yichun Xu, Ruiqiang Chen, Jianwen Dong, Bin Liu, Limin Rong
RATIONALE: To describe a novel indication for a method through minimally invasive extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) in combination with percutaneous pedicle screwsfixation in the treatment of lumbar tuberculosis (TB) in an elderly patient, and its clinical efficacy and feasibility. Lumbar TB is a destructive form of TB. Antituberculous treatment should be started as early as possible. In some circumstances, however, surgical debridement with or without stabilization of the spine appears to be beneficial and may be recommended...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901415/burden-of-surgical-site-infections-associated-with-select-spine-operations-and-involvement-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Harshila Patel, Hanane Khoury, Douglas Girgenti, Sharon Welner, Holly Yu
BACKGROUND: Spine operations may be indicated for treatment of diseases including vertebral injuries, degenerative spinal conditions, disk disease, spinal misalignments, or malformations. Surgical site infection (SSI) is a clinically important complication of spine surgery. Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a leading cause of post-spinal SSIs. METHODS: PubMed and applicable infectious disease conference proceedings were searched to identify relevant published studies...
November 30, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899142/vancomycin-microspheres-reduce-postoperative-spine-infection-in-an-in-vivo-rabbit-model
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Gang Liu, Si Chen, Jun Fang, Baoshan Xu, Shuang Li, Yonghong Hao, Naif A Al-Dhabi, Shucai Deng, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections are common and devastating complications after implants related surgeries. Staphylococcus aureus contamination is a leading cause of surgical site infections. This study aims at assessing the effect of vancomycin microspheres on reducing Staphylococcus aureus infection in an in vivo rabbit model. METHODS: Sixty surgical sites of 20 New Zealand White rabbits underwent spinal implant were randomly divided to three groups: the control group, the vancomycin group and vancomycin microspheres group...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896193/multidisciplinary-approach-to-an-extended-pressure-sore-at-the-lumbosacral-area
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Sehoon Yoon, Euicheol Jeong, Hudson Alex Lázaro
A pressure sore wound is often extensive or complicated by local infection involving adjacent soft tissue and bone. In this case, a regional flap after simple debridement is not adequate. Here, we present a case of an extensive pressure sore in the sacral area with deep tissue infection. A 43-year-old female patient with a complicated sore with deep tissue infection had a presacral abscess, an iliopsoas abscess, and an epidural abscess in the lumbar spine. After a multidisciplinary approach performed in stages, the infection had subsided and removal of the devitalized tissue was possible...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891042/spinal-cysticercosis-a-report-of-two-cases-with-review-of-literature
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Ishita Pant, Sujata Chaturvedi, Gurbachan Singh, Sanjeev Gupta, Rima Kumari
Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system worldwide. However, Cysticercosis affecting the spine is considered extremely rare. We report two cases of spinal cysticercosis with review of literature.
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890439/a-japanese-nationwide-multicenter-survey-on-perioperative-complications-of-corrective-fusion-for-elderly-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity
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Yu Yamato, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Yoichi Aota, Tsutomu Akazawa, Takahiro Iida, Kazumasa Ueyama, Koki Uno, Tokumi Kanemura, Noriaki Kawakami, Toshiaki Kotani, Masashi Takaso, Jun Takahashi, Masato Tanaka, Hiroshi Taneichi, Taichi Tsuji, Hideo Hosoe, Joji Mochida, Takachika Shimizu, Ikuho Yonezawa, Kota Watanabe, Morio Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Recently, corrective fusion surgery for patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) has become common in Japan. This study aimed to clarify the status of surgeries for ASD in Japan, focusing on perioperative complications. A nationwide multicenter survey gathering information on surgically treated ASD patients was conducted by the committee for Adult Spinal Deformity of the Japanese Scoliosis Society. METHODS: This study was a review of retrospectively collected data from 18 spine scoliosis centers belonging to the Japanese Scoliosis Society...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889092/current-quality-measurement-tools-are-insufficient-to-assess-complications-in-orthopedic-surgery
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Arjun S Sebastian, Stephanie F Polites, Amy E Glasgow, Elizabeth B Habermann, Robert R Cima, Sanjeev Kakar
PURPOSE: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS-NSQIP) is a clinically-derived, validated tool to track outcomes in surgery. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators (AHRQ-PSI) are a set of computer algorithms run on administrative data to identify adverse events. The purpose of this study is to compare complications following orthopedic surgery identified by ACS-NSQIP and AHRQ-PSI. METHODS: Patients between 2010 and 2012 who underwent orthopedic procedures (arthroplasty, spine, trauma, foot and ankle, hand, and upper extremity) at our tertiary-care, academic institution were identified (n = 3,374)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879952/allograft-versus-autograft-in-cervical-and-lumbar-spinal-fusions-an-examination-of-operative-time-length-of-stay-surgical-site-infection-and-blood-transfusions
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Meghan E Murphy, Brandon A McCutcheon, Jennifer Grauberger, Daniel Shepherd, Patrick R Maloney, Lorenzo Rinaldo, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Jeremy L Fogelson, Ahmad Nassr, Mohamad Bydon
BACKGROUND: Autograft harvesting for spine arthrodesis has been associated with longer operative times and increased blood loss. Allograft compared to autograft in spinal fusions has not been studied in a multicenter cohort. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the ACS-NSQIP registry between 2012 and 2013 who underwent cervical or lumbar spinal fusion with either allograft or autograft through a separate incision were included for analysis. The primary outcomes of interest were operative time, length of stay, blood transfusion, and surgical site infection (SSI)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879951/multidisciplinary-management-of-spontaneous-spinal-infections-there-is-a-correlation-between-timing-type-of-treatment-and-outcome-a-multivariate-analysis-of-an-observational-cohort-study
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Alessandro Landi, Alessandro DI Bartolomeo, Nicola Marotta, Giancarlo Iaiani, Maurizio Domenicucci, Massimo Chiara, Maurizio Salvati, Roberto Delfini
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous Spinal Infections SSI represent a rare and serious pathological entity. We've tried to study a correlation between type of treatment, timing of treatment and clinical outcome through a multivariate analysis of an observational cohort study with the aim to define what is the optimal clinico-therapeutic management. METHODS: We perform a retrospective observational cohort study on all consecutive patients observed in our Institute in a period of 13 years; From 2001 to 2014 we enrolled 50 consecutive patients with symptomatic spontaneous spinal infections (no previous surgery or recent infection in other site), confirmed with diagnostic imaging...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878812/perioperative-blood-transfusion-does-it-influence-survival-and-cancer-progression-in-metastatic-spine-tumor-surgery
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Aye Sandar Zaw, Shashidhar B Kantharajanna, Karthikeyan Maharajan, Barry Tan, Balamurugan Vellayappan, Naresh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in surgical techniques for spinal metastases, there is often substantial blood loss, resulting in patients requiring blood transfusion during the perioperative period. Allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) has been the main replenishment method for lost blood. However, the impact of ABT on cancer-related outcomes has been controversial in various studies. We aimed to evaluate the influence of perioperative ABT on disease progression and survival in patients undergoing metastatic spinal tumor surgery (MSTS)...
November 22, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866452/efficacy-of-debridement-antibiotic-therapy-and-implant-retention-within-three-months-during-postoperative-instrumented-spine-infections
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Heidi Wille, Frédéric-Antoine Dauchy, Arnaud Desclaux, Hervé Dutronc, Marc-Olivier Vareil, Véronique Dubois, Jean-Marc Vital, Michel Dupon
BACKGROUND: Postoperative instrumented spine infection (PISI) is a severe complication of invasive spine procedures. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients treated for PISI between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2012 in a French University Hospital. The objectives of this study were to describe the outcome of patients treated with debridement-irrigation, antibiotic therapy and implant retention (DAIR) within three months after the occurrence of PISI and to identify factors associated with relapse...
November 21, 2016: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866034/micro-vs-macrodiscectomy-does-use-of-the-microscope-reduce-complication-rates
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Meghan E Murphy, Jeffrey S Hakim, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Daniel S Ubl, Elizabeth B Habermann, Mohamad Bydon
OBJECTIVE: A single level discectomy is one of the most common procedures performed by spine surgeons. While some practitioners utilize the microscope, others do not. We postulate improved visualization with an intraoperative microscope decreases complications and inferior outcomes. METHODS: A multicenter surgical registry was utilized for this retrospective cohort analysis. Patients with degenerative spinal diagnoses undergoing elective single level discectomies from 2010 to 2014 were included...
November 13, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858387/effects-of-discontinuance-of-preoperative-anti-platelet-medication-in-multi-level-thoracolumbar-spine-surgery
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Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Soon Ki Sung, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
AIM: Our study aimed to evaluate the perioperative morbidities of patients taking anti-platelet medication prior to multi-level thoracolumbar spine surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 65 patients who underwent multi-level spine surgery from January 2009 to November 2014 at our institution. These patients were divided into two groups: the control group (n=45) did not take any anti-platelet medications prior to surgery; the anti-platelet group (n=20) discontinued the anti-platelet medication 7 days before the spine surgery...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858091/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-nonadjacent-cryptococcal-infections-at-the-l1-and-s1-vertebrae
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Qi Lai, Yuan Liu, Xionglong Yu, Xin Lv, Qiang Wang, Yibiao Zhou, Runsheng Guo, Bin Zhang
Cryptococcal spine infections are rare infections that are easy to misdiagnose and difficult to cure. Therefore, we report the case of a 25-year-old man who presented with nonspecific spinal lesions at L1 and S1. The patient underwent surgical removal of the lesions, and specimens were submitted for microbial identification, which identified a cryptococcal infection that was susceptible to amphotericin B. The patient exhibited marked improvement after receiving intravenous amphotericin B and remained asymptomatic (no back pain, fever, or other symptoms) at the 3‑ and 9‑month follow-ups...
November 17, 2016: Der Orthopäde
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