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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328004/thoracolumbar-injury-classification-and-severity-score-in-children-a-reliability-study
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Ross L Dawkins, Joseph H Miller, Omar I Ramadan, Michael C Lysek, Elizabeth N Kuhn, Brandon G Rocque, Michael J Conklin, R Shane Tubbs, Beverly C Walters, Bonita S Agee, Curtis J Rozzelle
OBJECTIVE There are many classification systems for injuries of the thoracolumbar spine. The recent Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) has been shown to be a reliable tool for adult patients. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the TLICS system in pediatric patients. The validity of the TLICS system is assessed in a companion paper. METHODS The medical records of pediatric patients with acute, traumatic thoracolumbar fractures at a single Level 1 trauma center were retrospectively reviewed...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319650/decreasing-radiation-exposure-in-pediatric-trauma-related-to-cervical-spine-clearance-a-quality-improvement-project
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January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319649/decreasing-radiation-exposure-in-pediatric-trauma-related-to-cervical-spine-clearance-a-quality-improvement-project
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Valerie Ann Waddell, Susan Connelly
STUDY DESIGN: Quality improvement project. OBJECTIVES: Reduce the amount of radiation exposure in the pediatric trauma population 5 years of age and older in relation to cervical spine clearance. BACKGROUND: The evaluation of pediatric cervical spine injuries must be accurate and timely to avoid missed injuries. The difficult clinical examination in pediatric trauma patients necessitates the use of radiologic examinations to avoid missing catastrophic injuries...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309382/the-prevalence-and-treatment-of-hip-dysplasia-in-prader-willi-syndrome-pws
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Anastasiya A Trizno, Alexander S Jones, Patrick M Carry, Gaia Georgopoulos
BACKGROUND: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder with multisystem involvement. There are a number of associated orthopaedic manifestations, the most recognized of which is scoliosis. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of hip dysplasia and to investigate its treatment in patients with PWS. METHODS: Following IRB approval, all patients seen at our institution's Prader-Willi multidisciplinary clinic were retrospectively reviewed. Only patients with an ultrasound, anteroposterior (AP) spine, AP abdomen, AP hip radiograph, and/or skeletal survey were included in the study...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302265/the-effect-of-low-dose-intravenous-bisphosphonate-treatment-on-osteoporosis-in-children-with-quadriplegic-cerebral-palsy
#5
Soon Jeong Moon, Young Min An, Soon Ki Kim, Young Se Kwon, Ji Eun Lee
Purpose: Quadriplegic children with cerebral palsy are more susceptible to osteoporosis because of various risk factors that interfere with bone metabolism. Pamidronate is effective for pediatric osteoporosis, but there are no guidelines for optimal dosage or duration of treatment in quadriplegic children with osteoporosis. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose pamidronate treatment in these patients. Methods: Ten quadriplegic patients on antiepileptic drugs (6 male, 4 female patients; mean age, 10...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298251/bedside-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-epidural-hematoma-after-infant-lumbar-puncture
#6
Matthew P Kusulas, Eric P Eutsler, Andrew D DePiero
BACKGROUND: Unsuccessful lumbar puncture (LP) attempts may lead to epidural hematoma (EH) formation within the spinal canal at the site of needle insertion, which can affect subsequent attempts. We aimed to determine the rate of EH formation after infant LP using bedside ultrasound (US). Furthermore, we aimed to correlate both perceived trauma during LP and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) red blood cell (RBC) counts with EH formation. METHODS: We enrolled infants younger than 6 months who underwent LP in the emergency department...
January 2, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276467/chiropractic-management-using-multimodal-therapies-on-2-pediatric-patients-with-constipation
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Madhu Mia Iyer, Evangelia Skokos, Denise Piombo
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe chiropractic management of 7-month-old male twins who had had constipation since birth. Clinical Features: Identical male twins presented with the chief complaint of constipation and bloating. Both patients were born premature after 29 weeks of gestation and had invasive abdominal surgeries in the right lower quadrant resulting in healed postsurgical scars. Patient A underwent ileostomy for a perforation in his ileum...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247394/dose-monitoring-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-head-and-cervical-spine-ct-studies-at-two-emergency-duty-departments
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Hannele Niiniviita, Timo Kiljunen, Minna Huuskonen, Simo Teperi, Jarmo Kulmala
PURPOSE: As the number of pediatric computed tomography (CT) imaging is increasing, there is a need for real-time radiation dose monitoring and evaluation of the imaging protocols. The aim of this study was to present the imaging data, patient doses, and observations of pediatric and young adult trauma-and routine head CT and cervical spine CT collected by a dose monitoring software. METHODS: Patient age, study date, imaging parameters, and patient dose as volume CT dose index (CTDIvol) and dose length product (DLP) were collected from two emergency departments' CT scanners for 2-year period...
December 16, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240982/multi-dimensional-bone-density-phenotyping-reveals-new-insights-in-to-genetic-regulation-of-the-pediatric-skeleton
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Jonathan A Mitchell, Alessandra Chesi, Diana L Cousminer, Shana E McCormack, Heidi J Kalkwarf, Joan M Lappe, Vicente Gilsanz, Sharon E Oberfield, John A Shepherd, Andrea Kelly, Babette S Zemel, Struan F A Grant
Osteoporosis is a complex disease with developmental origins. It is therefore important to understand the genetic contribution to pediatric areal bone mineral density (aBMD). Individual skeletal site phenotyping has been primarily used to identify pediatric aBMD loci. However, this approach is limited because there is a degree of aBMD discordance across skeletal sites. We, therefore, applied a novel multi-dimensional phenotyping approach to further understand the genetic regulation of pediatric aBMD. Our sample comprised a prospective, longitudinal cohort of 1,293 children of European ancestry (52% female; up to 7 annual measurements)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240838/recognized-focused-practice-does-sub-specialty-designation-offer-value-to-the-neurosurgeon
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Maya A Babu, Linda M Liau, Fredric B Meyer
Vehicles for life-long assessment such as Maintenance of Certification tend to focus on generalist neurosurgical knowledge. However, as neurosurgeons advance in their careers, they tend to narrow their practice and increase volumes in certain specific types of operations. Failing to test the type of procedures most relevant to the practitioner is a lost opportunity to improve the knowledge and practice of the individual neurosurgeon. In this study, we assess the neurosurgical community's appetite for designations of board-recognized Recognized Focused Practice (RFP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238648/trends-in-spinal-surgery-for-pott-s-disease-2000-2016-an-overview-and-bibliometric-study
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Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, Ghazwan A Hasan, R Shane Tubbs, Joseph R Dettori, Thomas A Schildhauer, Tarush Rustagi
Study Design: Systematic review. Objectives: (1) What are the surgical indications? Have they changed over time since the year 2000? (2) What is the current surgical approaches of choice? Have they changed over time since the year 2000? Do they vary by geographical region? (3) What are the most common outcome measures following surgery? Methods: Electronic databases and reference lists of key articles were searched from database inception from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2016 to identify studies specifically evaluating surgical indications, current surgical approaches, and outcome measures for spinal tuberculosis...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236139/-notochordal-tumors-benign-notochordal-tumors-and-chordomas
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REVIEW
T F E Barth, A von Witzleben, P Möller, S Scheil-Bertram
Benign notochordal tumors (BNCT) and chordomas are primary bone tumors of the spine with a predominant localization in the sacrum and clival region followed by the vertebral bodies. Besides the most common variant (NOS [not otherwise specified] with hepatoid or renal carcinoma cell-like differentiation) chordomas with chondroid, and polymorphic to anaplastic morphology are described. An unfavorable variant are pediatric chordomas with a loss of INI-1. BNCT and chordomas are characterized by the following immunohistological profile: vimentin+, cytokeratin+/-, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA)+/-, S100 protein+/-, brachyury+...
December 13, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216848/anterior-sacral-meningocele-infected-with-fusobacterium-in-a-patient-with-recently-diagnosed-colorectal-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Anne K Braczynski, Marc A Brockmann, Torben Scholz, Jan-Philipp Bach, Jörg B Schulz, Simone C Tauber
BACKGROUND: Anterior sacral meningoceles are rare, and usually occur with other malformations of the posterior lower spine. While these are more frequently reported in pediatric cohorts, we report a case in an elderly woman. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on a 71 year-old woman with a recently diagnosed colorectal adenocarcinoma who presented with a severe bacterial meningitis. The cerebrospinal fluid cell count revealed a pleocytosis of 80,000 cells/μl and a severe disturbance of the blood-brain-barrier...
December 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215711/triage-tools-for-detecting-cervical-spine-injury-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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REVIEW
Annelie Slaar, M M Fockens, Junfeng Wang, Mario Maas, David J Wilson, J Carel Goslings, Niels Wl Schep, Rick R van Rijn
BACKGROUND: Pediatric cervical spine injury (CSI) after blunt trauma is rare. Nonetheless, missing these injuries can have severe consequences. To prevent the overuse of radiographic imaging, two clinical decision tools have been developed: The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria and the Canadian C-spine Rule (CCR). Both tools are proven to be accurate in deciding whether or not diagnostic imaging is needed in adults presenting for blunt trauma screening at the emergency department...
December 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204193/management-and-outcome-analysis-of-pediatric-unstable-thoracolumbar-spine-injury-large-surgical-series-with-literature-review
#15
REVIEW
Guru Dutta Satyarthee, M Sangani, Sumit Sinha, Deepak Agrawal
Pediatric thoracolumbar spine fractures are considered rare injuries with paucity of publication across the globe. Further, spine injuries in children are comparatively rarer, and pediatric spine differs from adults, both biomechanically and anatomically; so, adult spine management strategy cannot be applied to pediatric cases, and exact guidelines for management of pediatric spinal injury is lacking. The current study is undertaken to study epidemiology, surgical management, and outcome of pediatric dorsolumbar unstable spine injury...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200158/cardiac-toxicity-after-craniospinal-irradiation-a-late-effect-that-may-be-eliminated-with-proton-therapy
#16
Gabrielle D Welch, Kimberly Y Lin, Michael J Fisher, Christine E Hill-Kayser
BACKGROUND: Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) is commonly required for pediatric patients with central nervous system malignancies. Traditionally, CSI is given using x-rays to deliver radiation to the brain and spine, exposing normal anterior structures, including heart, to unnecessary radiation. OBSERVATIONS: We present a patient treated with x-ray CSI for medulloblastoma with spinal metastasis (3600 cGy CSI with focal boost to 5000 cGy), who subsequently developed significant cardiac toxicity, likely related to radiation exposure...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189644/identifying-factors-predictive-of-atlantoaxial-fusion-failure-in-pediatric-patients-lessons-learned-from-a-retrospective-pediatric-craniocervical-society-study
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Douglas L Brockmeyer, Walavan Sivakumar, Marcus D Mazur, Christina M Sayama, Hannah E Goldstein, Sean M Lew, Todd C Hankinson, Richard C E Anderson, Andrew Jea, Philipp R Aldana, Mark Proctor, Daniel Hedequist, Jay K Riva-Cambrin
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective cohort study with multivariate analysis. OBJECTIVE: To determine factors predictive of posterior atlantoaxial fusion failure in pediatric patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Fusion rates for pediatric posterior atlantoaxial arthrodesis have been reported to be high in single-center studies; however, factors predictive of surgical non-union have not been identified by a multicenter study. METHODS: Clinical and surgical details for all patients who underwent posterior atlantoaxial fusion at seven pediatric spine centers from 1995 to 2014 were retrospectively recorded...
November 20, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189538/what-s-new-in-pediatric-sports-conditions-of-the-knee
#18
Aristides I Cruz, Connor G Richmond, Marc A Tompkins, Ann Heyer, Kevin G Shea, Jennifer J Beck
BACKGROUND: Sports injuries are common in pediatric and adolescent patients and the evaluation and treatment of these injuries continues to evolve. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive appraisal of the literature, highlighting recent updates on sports-related knee injuries in the pediatric athlete. We specifically examined literature on tibial spine fractures, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee, and patellar instability. Because of the volume of literature on the subject, pediatric, and adolescent anterior cruciate ligament injuries were not included in this review...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189536/incidence-of-fractures-from-perioperative-blood-pressure-cuff-use-tourniquet-use-and-patient-positioning-in-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#19
Brian T Sullivan, Adam Margalit, Vaibhav S Garg, Dolores B Njoku, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare connective tissue disease with varying severity. Patients with OI are highly susceptible to skeletal fractures. Optimal perioperative management of these patients is not well defined. We investigated the risks associated with intraoperative use of noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) cuffs, tourniquets, and intra-arterial catheters, and patient positioning in children with OI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of patients younger than 21 years with OI who underwent surgery with general anesthesia from 2010 to 2016 at our tertiary care center...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189528/incidence-and-diagnostic-evaluation-of-postoperative-fever-in-pediatric-patients-with-neuromuscular-disorders
#20
Mohamed A A Yousef, Darius Dranginis, Scott Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Children with neuromuscular disorders have a significant chance of developing scoliosis and/or hip dislocation during childhood and adolescence and often undergo surgical reconstruction. Because of their high rate of medical comorbidities, these patients are at higher risk of postoperative complications and are therefore often comanaged, along with orthopaedics, by pediatric medicine and critical care teams. Fever during the postoperative stay is a frequent occurrence and often prompts extensive diagnostic workup which increases the cost and burden on the health system but have unclear effects on the care of the patient...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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