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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931265/diagnostic-and-interventional-optical-angioscopy-in-ex-vivo-carotid-arteries
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Luis E Savastano, Neeraj Chaudhary, Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, Michael Wang, Thomas Wang, B Gregory Thompson
BACKGROUND: Angioscopy - or endovascular endoscopy - is a catheter-based technique employing a flexible fiberoptic angioscope to directly visualize arterial lumen. Poor resolution and excessive stiffness of pre-existent angioscopes limited their use clinically. Recent advances resulted in novel fused optical fiber bundle angioscopes with improved flexibility and imaging resolution. Use of these devices in endovascular neurosurgery is still largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate image quality and feasibility of optical angioscopes for diagnostic and interventional neuro-angioscopy in carotid arteries of human cadavers...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928789/the-long-term-course-of-outcomes-for-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-herniation-following-integrated-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-inpatient-treatment-a-prospective-observational-study
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Moon-Hwi Kim, Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Haechan Jeong, Me-Riong Kim, Sam-Min Park, Ung Go, Sung-Moon Kim, Jae-Yeong Kim, Dong-Gyu Hwang, In-Hyuk Ha
A prospective observational study was conducted in 524 lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LDH) inpatients to report the long-term effects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment. Participants received integrative CAM treatment during hospitalization, from June 2012 to May 2013, and long-term outcomes were assessed from July to August 2016. Numerical rating scales (NRSs) of back and leg pain, the Oswestry disability index (ODI), satisfaction, surgery, recurrence, and current care status were investigated...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927324/parasagittal-meningioma-a-not-so-benign-entity
#3
Roger W Byard
While the majority of intracranial meningiomas have an indolent clinical course, sudden and unexpected death may rarely occur. Two cases are reported to demonstrate rapid clinical deterioration resulting in death in individuals with large, grade I, parasagittal meningiomas. Case 1 was a 46-year-old man with a history of headaches and epilepsy who suddenly collapsed and died. A large right frontal parasagittal meningioma with haemorrhage had compressed the brain and lateral ventricle, causing tonsillar herniation...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927213/ten-step-minimally-invasive-spine-lumbar-decompression-and-dural-repair-through-tubular-retractors
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Mohamed Abdelatif Boukebir, Connor David Berlin, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Tim Heiland, Karsten Schöller, Cameron Rawanduzy, Sertaç Kirnaz, Ajit Jada, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery utilizing tubular retractors has become an increasingly popular approach for decompression in the lumbar spine. However, a better understanding of appropriate indications, efficacious surgical techniques, limitations, and complication management is required to effectively teach the procedure and to facilitate the learning curve. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience and recommendations regarding tubular surgery for lumbar disc herniations, foraminal compression with unilateral radiculopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, synovial cysts, and dural repair...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926470/acceptability-and-practicality-of-the-turkish-translation-of-pediatric-gait-arm-legs-and-spine-in-turkish-children
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Ezgi Deniz Batu, Özge Keniş Coşkun, Hafize Emine Sönmez, Duygu Karali, Elif Arslanoğlu Aydin, Yelda Bilginer, Evrim Karadağ Saygi, Seza Özen
BACKGROUND: The pediatric Gait, Arms, Leg, and Spine (pGALS) is a practical questionnaire for musculoskeletal (MSK) system evaluation in school-age children. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the acceptability/practicality of pGALS Turkish translation in Turkey (cross-sectional study). METHODS: The Turkish translation of pGALS was administered to children (4-18 years) who attended to the Pediatric Emergency Department of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, and the outpatient clinic of the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, during 1 month in 2016...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925506/laugh-induced-headache-clinical-features-and-literature-review
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Ye Ran, Huanxian Liu, Meichen Zhang, Zhao Dong, Shengyuan Yu
BACKGROUND: Laughing is a rare precipitating factor for headaches, and the pathogenesis underlying laugh-induced headache (LH) remains unclear. METHODS: Two cases of headache triggered predominantly by laughing were presented in this article. We also reviewed the published English literature regarding LH, summarized the clinical characteristics of LH, and discussed the probable pathophysiological mechanisms. RESULTS: In the first patient, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed cerebellar tonsillar herniation through the foramen magnum...
September 19, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924697/chiropractic-spinal-manipulation-and-the-risk-for-acute-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-belief-elicitation-study
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Cesar A Hincapié, J David Cassidy, Pierre Côté, Y Raja Rampersaud, Alejandro R Jadad, George A Tomlinson
PURPOSE: Chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment (SMT) is common for back pain and has been reported to increase the risk for lumbar disc herniation (LDH), but there is no high quality evidence about this. In the absence of good evidence, clinicians can have knowledge and beliefs about the risk. Our purpose was to determine clinicians' beliefs regarding the risk for acute LDH associated with chiropractic SMT. METHODS: Using a belief elicitation design, 47 clinicians (16 chiropractors, 15 family physicians and 16 spine surgeons) that treat patients with back pain from primary and tertiary care practices were interviewed...
September 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918531/penetrating-orbital-trauma-leading-to-trans-orbital-brain-herniation
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Siddharth Vankipuram, Chittij Srivastava, B K Ojha, Sushant Sahoo
INTRODUCTION: Development of a posttraumatic herniation of brain parenchyma through the orbit is a rare complication of orbital roof fracture. Mostly, the injury is due to a direct impact to the frontal region resulting in orbital roof fracture with dural defect and herniation of cerebrospinal fluid or brain parenchyma. These patients present with acute or gradually progressive proptosis with impending risk of loss of vision and mandate surgical decompression of optic nerve with watertight closure of the dural defect...
September 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915211/minimally-invasive-laparoscopic-dissected-deep-inferior-epigastric-artery-perforator-flap-mild-diep-an-anatomic-feasibility-study-and-a-first-clinical-case
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Mikael Hivelin, Antoine Soprani, Nathaniel Schaffer, Stéphane Hans, Laurent Lantieri
The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is a workhorse of breast reconstruction. Risks of herniation derive from violation of the rectus abdominis muscle anterior rectus sheath (ARS) and might be reduced by Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Dissection (MILD) of the deep inferior epigastric vessels. We performed a feasibility study on five anatomical subjects and performed a secondary right breast reconstruction on a 67 year-old woman. A 30° laparoscope was used with laparoscopy ports inset to preserve the flap...
September 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915206/laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-in-patients-with-previous-abdominal-surgery-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
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Erdinc Kamer, Turan Acar, Fevzi Cengiz, Evren Durak, Mehmet Haciyanli
To present the outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in colorectal cancer patients with a previous history of abdominal surgery. Data of a total of 121 patients with primary colorectal cancer who underwent laparoscopic surgery were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into 2 groups as those with previous abdominal surgery (PAS, n=34) and those without (non-PAS, n=87). Gastric and colonic surgeries were the most common procedures in the major PAS group, whereas gynecologic and obstetric surgeries and appendectomy were the most common procedures in the minor PAS group...
September 14, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914705/increasing-anteroposterior-genital-hiatus-widening-does-not-limit-apical-descent-for-prolapse-staging-during-valsalva-s-maneuver-effect-on-symptom-severity-and-surgical-decision-making
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Anna Guanzon, Michael Heit, Waseem Khoder
OBJECTIVE: Determine if anteroposterior genital hiatus (GH) widening obscures rather than facilitates signs and symptoms, inadvertently altering management decisions for women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) during Valsalva's Maneuver, at a given total vaginal length (TVL). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort with nested cross-sectional study of patients who underwent POP surgery. Data from obstetric and gynecologic history, preoperative and postoperative physical examinations, and 20-item Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) and 7-item Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ-7) scores were extracted...
September 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914655/percutaneous-nucleoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-a-contained-cervical-disk-herniation
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Judith D de Rooij, Pravesh S Gadjradj, John S Soria van Hoeve, Frank J Huygen, Hans A Aukes, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
Cervical radiculopathy is characterized by compression of the roots of the nerve. When conservative treatment fails and symptoms persist or increase in severity, surgical treatment is considered. Anterior cervical discectomy with or without fusion is regarded as the standard treatment for cervical disk herniation. Recently, there is an evolving trend in spinal surgery towards less invasive techniques. Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive technique in which radiofrequency technology is used for percutaneous decompression...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914351/subfascial-fat-herniation-sonographic-features-of-back-mice
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Christin A Tiegs-Heiden, Naveen S Murthy, Katrina N Glazebrook, John A Skinner
Three adult patients are described with sonographic features of subfascial fat hernation. Each patient presented to the musculoskeletal ultrasound department at our institution for the evaluation of a palpable mass of the low back. Subfascial fat hernation, also known as back mice and fibro-fatty nodule, are an uncommon cause of a palpable mass in the low back or low back pain. They are small mobile subcutaneous nodules in a characteristic location near the posterior superior iliac spine. This entity has not been described in the radiology literature...
September 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913762/the-role-of-computed-tomography-ct-in-predicting-diplopia-in-orbital-blowout-fractures-bofs
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Michaela Cellina, Chiara Floridi, Marta Panzeri, Oliva Giancarlo
PURPOSE: The management of orbital blowout fractures (BOFs) is controversial: the evaluation of diplopia is the most important criterion for planning whether to undertake surgery. Our aim was to determine CT findings that may suggest the presence of diplopia when patients with BOFs cannot be adequately examined to plan an orbital repair. METHOD AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively evaluated CT of all patients presented to our Emergency Department for blunt craniofacial trauma (N = 3334) from January 2014 to March 2016, selecting patients with CT-demonstrated BOFs...
September 14, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913634/emergency-neurological-life-support-intracranial-hypertension-and-herniation
#15
Rhonda Cadena, Michael Shoykhet, Jonathan J Ratcliff
Sustained intracranial hypertension and acute brain herniation are "brain codes," signifying catastrophic neurological events that require immediate recognition and treatment to prevent irreversible injury and death. As in cardiac arrest, a brain code mandates the organized implementation of a stepwise management algorithm. The goal of this Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol is to implement an evidence-based, standardized approach to the evaluation and management of patients with intracranial hypertension and/or herniation...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913320/pediatric-orbital-medial-wall-trapdoor-fracture-with-normal-computed-tomography-findings
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Hyun Rok Lee, Gyu Yong Jung, Dong Lark Lee, Hea Kyeong Shin
With advances in diagnostic technology, radiologic diagnostic methods have been used more frequently, and physical examination may be neglected. The authors report a case of pediatric medial orbital trapdoor fracture in which the surgery was delayed because computed tomography (CT) findings did not indicate bone displacement, incarceration of rectus muscle, or soft tissue herniation. A healthy 6-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency room for right eyebrow laceration. We could not check eyeball movement or diplopia, because the patient was irritable...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911837/quantifying-center-of-pressure-variability-in-chondrodystrophoid-dogs
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S R Blau, L M Davis, A M Gorney, C S Dohse, K D Williams, J-H Lim, W G Pfitzner, E Laber, G S Sawicki, N J Olby
The center of pressure (COP) position reflects a combination of proprioceptive, motor and mechanical function. As such, it can be used to quantify and characterize neurologic dysfunction. The aim of this study was to describe and quantify the movement of COP and its variability in healthy chondrodystrophoid dogs while walking to provide a baseline for comparison to dogs with spinal cord injury due to acute intervertebral disc herniations. Fifteen healthy adult chondrodystrophoid dogs were walked on an instrumented treadmill that recorded the location of each dog's COP as it walked...
August 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905145/brainstem-herniation-into-the-internal-acoustic-canal-secondary-to-hydrocephalus-in-context-of-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-otorrhea-report-of-a-novel-entity
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Cristian Gragnaniello, John S Myseros, Reza Taheri, Ashkan Monfared
INTRODUCTION AND CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The authors report a case of a 5-year-old boy presenting with vision loss, right-sided hearing loss, and facial paralysis secondary to hydrocephalus causing brainstem herniation into the internal auditory canal (IAC) following cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea. MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOME: After placement of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt (VP shunt), the vision and facial palsy improved whilst hearing loss persisted. Imaging demonstrated partial reduction of the herniated brainstem and resolution of hydrocephalus...
September 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905044/is-there-a-relationship-between-blood-lipids-and-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-young-turkish-adults
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Nese Keser, Erhan Celikoglu, Merih İs, Zeynep Demet İlgezdi, Bendigar Sunar, Yusuf Sinan Aydin, Ahmet Ugur Kevenk, Bora Gurer, Ali Fatih Ramazanoglu, Nurgul Keser
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis might diminish the nutrient supply to intervertebral discs (IVD), leading to disc herniation. Therefore, there is interest in determining the possible association between the blood lipid profile and lumbar disc herniation (LDH). We aimed to evaluate the association between blood lipids and LDH in a homogeneous group of patients, controlling for age- and sex-specific effects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a case-control study which consisted of 100 individuals (mean age: 41...
2017: Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904922/report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature-of-internal-hernia-through-peritoneal-defect-in-pouch-of-douglas-a-rare-occurrence
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Vamseedharan Muthukumar, Sarveswaran Venugopal, Surees Kumar Subramaniam
Intestinal obstruction attributable to internal hernia as a cause is a rare phenomenon with a reported incidence of 0.6%-5.8%. Internal hernias ensuing as a result of defect in the pouch of Douglas is extremely rare with only six such cases reported so far in the literature. We present a case of 74-year-old posthysterectomy status female who presented with features of intestinal obstruction. Intraoperatively, the site of obstruction was found to be a rent in the peritoneum of the pouch of Douglas through which a loop of ileum was found herniating...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
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