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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125445/morphometric-and-volumetric-comparison-of-102-children-with-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-chiari-malformation-type-i
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Siri Sahib S Khalsa, Ndi Geh, Bryn A Martin, Philip A Allen, Jennifer Strahle, Francis Loth, Desale Habtzghi, Aintzane Urbizu Serrano, Daniel McQuaide, Hugh J L Garton, Karin M Muraszko, Cormac O Maher
OBJECTIVE Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is typically defined on imaging by a cerebellar tonsil position ≥ 5 mm below the foramen magnum. Low cerebellar tonsil position is a frequent incidental finding on brain or cervical spine imaging, even in asymptomatic individuals. Nonspecific symptoms (e.g., headache and neck pain) are common in those with low tonsil position as well as in those with normal tonsil position, leading to uncertainty regarding appropriate management for many patients with low tonsil position and nonspecific symptoms...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112006/modified-lumbosacral-angle-and-modified-pelvic-incidence-as-new-parameters-for-management-of-pediatric-high-grade-spondylolisthesis
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Zhenjiang Ma, Changqing Zhao, Kai Zhang, Lin Du, Jianping Tian, Xiaojiang Sun, Jie Zhao
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to introduce new parameters that can better describe the pelvic morphology and lumbosacral segmental deformity in children with high-grade spondylolisthesis of the L5 vertebra: modified pelvic incidence (mPI) and modified lumbosacral angle (mLSA). Also, we aimed to establish the mLSA as a convenient, reliable measurement method and criteria to evaluate the reduction of L5 vertebral slippage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Numerous parameters and methods exist to evaluate segmental deformity and reduction of L5 vertebral slippage, but no definitive standard for accurately and conveniently describing lumbosacral kyphosis and degree of reduction exists...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108846/predictors-of-pediatric-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury
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Avery C Rossidis, Sasha J Tharakan, Sourav K Bose, Karuna V Shekdar, Michael L Nance, Thane A Blinman
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) is clinically challenging because these injuries are hard to detect and can have serious neurological consequences, and optimal screening criteria have not been established for children. This study aims to determine risk factors for BCVI in pediatric patients and to evaluate screening practices in a single institutional series. METHODS: A retrospective review of all pediatric blunt trauma patients evaluated over a 10-year period was performed...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103789/an-in-situ-simulation-based-educational-outreach-project-for-pediatric-trauma-care-in-a-rural-trauma-system
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Lilly Bayouth, Sarah Ashley, Jackie Brady, Bryan Lake, Morgan Keeter, David Schiller, Walter C Robey, Stephen Charles, Kari M Beasley, Eric A Toschlog, Shannon W Longshore
BACKGROUND: Outcome disparities between urban and rural pediatric trauma patients persist, despite regionalization of trauma systems. Rural patients are initially transported to the nearest emergency department (ED), where pediatric care is infrequent. We aim to identify educational intervention targets and increase provider experience via pediatric trauma simulation. METHODS: Prospective study of simulation-based pediatric trauma resuscitation was performed at three community EDs...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098965/orthopedic-injuries-in-pediatric-trauma
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Eman Loubani, Rodrick Lim, Debra Bartley
Trauma remains the leading cause of death in children, of which the majority of patients have orthopedic injuries. The range of injured bones is various, each requiring knowledge and expertise to appropriately manage in a timely fashion. The importance of a systematic approach to the pediatric polytrauma patient is paramount. This chapter will highlight orthopedic issues important to the pediatric polytrauma patient including the unique anatomy and properties of pediatric bone. A systematic approach to the pediatric polytrauma patient will also be discussed...
September 11, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093792/managing-the-pediatric-spine-growth-assessment
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Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Keith Dip-Kei Luk
Management of pediatric spinal deformities requires an accurate prediction of growth spurts to allow for timely initiation of treatment and prevention of curve progression. Determining remaining growth potential is also important for avoiding prolonged unnecessary treatment, e.g. bracing for patients nearing skeletal maturity. Many clinical and radiological growth parameters have been developed to aid clinicians in growth prediction. Of these, several commonly used measures such as height and arm span growth trends, timing of menarche, and the Risser sign are mostly retrospective and lack strong predictive utility...
October 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064871/best-practice-guidelines-for-surgical-site-infection-prevention-with-surgical-treatment-of-early-onset-scoliosis
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Michael P Glotzbecker, Tricia A St Hilaire, Jeff B Pawelek, George H Thompson, Michael G Vitale
BACKGROUND: Postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) is unfortunately a commonly encountered complication in the surgical treatment of children with Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS). There is documented variation in the treatment of this patient population. Previous work building consensus for the approach to high risk patients (eg, neuromuscular etiology) has been promising. The goal of the current study is to apply similar principles to develop consensus-based guidelines for the treatment of patients with EOS...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053501/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-tibia-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Steven A Lovejoy, Charles T Mehlman
Tibial fractures in children present a wide array of challenges to the managing orthopaedic surgeon. Injuries cover a spectrum from subtle tibial spine fractures to comminuted high-energy shaft fractures requiring free flap coverage. Significant risks range from malunion and leg length discrepancy to infected nonunions and Volkmann ischemic contracture. This article offers evidence and experience-based advice that is aimed at helping the community orthopaedic surgeon taking call.
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053056/intradural-spine-surgery-may-not-carry-an-increased-risk-of-shunt-revision-compared-with-extradural-spine-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-with-myelomeningocele
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Elizabeth N Kuhn, Betsy Hopson, Michael J Conklin, Jeffrey P Blount
OBJECTIVE Patients with myelomeningocele are often affected by scoliosis and tethered cord syndrome, and frequently require spine surgery. Intradural spine surgeries may carry an inherently higher risk of inducing shunt malfunction due to entry into the subarachnoid space. In this study, the authors sought to compare rates of shunt malfunction after intradural and extradural spine surgeries among pediatric patients with myelomeningocele. METHODS The authors reviewed records of the National Spina Bifida Program Registry for Children's Hospital of Alabama...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053055/successful-surgical-repair-and-recovery-in-a-2-week-old-infant-after-birth-related-cervical-fracture-dislocation
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Sara Saleh, Kyle I Swanson, Taryn Bragg
Cervical spine injuries are the most common spine injuries in the pediatric population. The authors present the youngest known patient who underwent cervical spine fusion to repair birth trauma-induced cervical fracture dislocation, resulting in spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury. A 2-week-old boy was found to have spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury after concerns arose from reduced movement of the extremities. The patient's birth was complicated by undiagnosed abdominal dystocia, which led to cervical distraction injury...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050711/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-patients-with-scoliosis-preparing-for-spinal-surgery
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Theresa Mayes, Jennifer M Anadio, Peter F Sturm
BACKGROUND: Establishing prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in elective scoliosis surgery may impact clinical outcomes. The objectives of this study were to document vitamin D status of patients with scoliosis preparing for surgical intervention in order to establish frequency of deficiency and determine characteristics influencing levels. METHODS: Records were queried for patients with scoliosis diagnosis who underwent posterior spinal fusion or initial growing rod placement and had serum vitamin 25 hydroxyvitamin D (D25) recorded in the preoperative period...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049087/raising-mean-arterial-pressure-alone-restores-20-of-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-losses
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Joshua Yang, David L Skaggs, Priscella Chan, Suken A Shah, Michael G Vitale, Geraldine Neiss, Nicholas Feinberg, Lindsay M Andras
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter prospective. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of intraoperative interventions in restoring intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) signals in pediatric spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No prior studies have prospectively examined the rate of return of IONM signals by increasing blood pressure (BP) alone. METHODS: Patients undergoing posterior spinal deformity surgery were enrolled at their preoperative appointment...
October 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016431/incidence-of-congenital-spinal-abnormalities-among-pediatric-patients-and-their-association-with-scoliosis-and-systemic-anomalies
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Peter G Passias, Gregory W Poorman, Cyrus M Jalai, Bassel G Diebo, Shaleen Vira, Samantha R Horn, Joseph F Baker, Kartik Shenoy, Saqib Hasan, John Buza, Wesley Bronson, Justin C Paul, Ian Kaye, Norah A Foster, Ryan T Cassilly, Jonathan H Oren, Ronald Moskovich, Breton Line, Cheongeun Oh, Shay Bess, Virginie LaFage, Thomas J Errico
BACKGROUND: Congenital abnormalities when present, according to VACTERL theory, occur nonrandomly with other congenital anomalies. This study estimates the prevalence of congenital spinal anomalies, and their concurrence with other systemic anomalies. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis on Health care Cost and Utilization Project's Kids Inpatient Database (KID), years 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 was performed. ICD-9 coding identified congenital anomalies of the spine and other body systems...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987645/tumefactive-demyelinating-lesions-tdls-a-case-series-of-clinicoradiological-features
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Rajendra Singh Jain, Ibraheem Khan, Kapil Kandelwal, Tushar Desai
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis of tumefactive demyelination lesions (TDLs) is challenging to neurophysician, neuroradiologist or neurosurgeon. Our objective in this study was to analyze clinicoradiological features of TDLs. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A retrospective analysis with prospective follow-up of 11 cases of TDLs was performed. Study was conducted in the neurology department of a tertiary care centre of North-West India from August 2014 to March 2017. MRI of brain and cervical spine with contrast, visual evoked potential, oligoclonal bands, serum anti-AQP4 antibody and MRS performed in most of the patients...
November 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982790/basion-cartilaginous-dens-interval-an-imaging-parameter-for-craniovertebral-junction-assessment-in-children
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A K Singh, Z Fulton, R Tiwari, X Zhang, L Lu, W B Altmeyer, B Tantiwongkosi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Widening of the basion-dens interval is an important sign of cranioverterbral junction injury. The current literature on basion-dens interval in children is sparse and based on bony measurements with variable values. Our goal was to establish the normal values of a recently described new imaging parameter, the basion-cartilaginous dens interval in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred healthy pediatric patients (0-10 years of age) were selected retrospectively...
October 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981878/a-novel-method-to-estimate-lymphocyte-dose-and-application-to-pediatric-and-young-adult-ct-patients-in-the-united-kingdom
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Choonsik Lee, Lindsay M Morton, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez
Despite decades of epidemiological research, it remains uncertain whether ionizing radiation can cause lymphomas. Most epidemiological studies of lymphoma risk following non-uniform exposure used dose to red bone marrow (RBM), constituting a small fraction of the lymphocytes, as a surrogate of dose to the lymphocytes. We developed a method to estimate dose to the lymphocytes using the reference distribution of lymphocytes throughout the body and Monte Carlo simulations of computational human phantoms. We applied our method to estimating lymphocyte doses for a pediatric CT patient cohort in the United Kingdom...
July 28, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965454/risk-factors-associated-with-short-term-complications-and-mortality-after-pediatric-spinal-arthrodesis
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Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, C Rory Goodwin, Gezzer Ortega, Fizan Abdullah, Edward Cornwell, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Mari L Groves, Michael Ain, Paul D Sponseller, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE Spinal arthrodesis is routinely performed in the pediatric population. However, there is limited information on the short-term outcomes of pediatric patients who have undergone spine fusion. Thus, the authors conducted a retrospective review of the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database to determine the short-term mortality, complication, reoperation, and readmission rates of pediatric patients who underwent spinal arthrodesis for all indications. METHODS The Pediatric NSQIP database was queried for all patients who underwent spinal arthrodesis between 2012 and 2014...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965451/instrumented-fusion-for-spinal-deformity-after-laminectomy-or-laminoplasty-for-resection-of-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumors-in-pediatric-patients
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David S Hersh, Rajiv R Iyer, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Ann Liu, George I Jallo, Mari L Groves
OBJECTIVE Spinal deformity has become a well-recognized complication of intramedullary spinal cord tumor (IMSCT) resection. In particular, laminectomy can result in biomechanical instability caused by loss of the posterior tension band. Therefore, laminoplasty has been proposed as an alternative to laminectomy. Here, the authors describe the largest current series of pediatric patients who have undergone laminoplasty for IMSCT resection and investigate the need for surgical fusion after both laminectomy and laminoplasty...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965445/temporary-occipital-fixation-in-young-children-with-severe-cervical-thoracic-spinal-deformity
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Brian J Kelley, Anas A Minkara, Peter D Angevine, Michael G Vitale, Lawrence G Lenke, Richard C E Anderson
OBJECTIVE The long-term effects of instrumentation and fusion of the occipital-cervical-thoracic spine on spinal growth in young children are poorly understood. To mitigate the effects of this surgery on the growing pediatric spine, the authors report a novel technique used in 4 children with severe cervical-thoracic instability. These patients underwent instrumentation from the occiput to the upper thoracic region for stabilization, but without bone graft at the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). Subsequent surgery was then performed to remove the occipital instrumentation, thereby allowing further growth and increased motion across the CVJ...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965443/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-surgical-outcomes-after-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Rafael De la Garza Ramos, Jonathan Nakhla, Rani Nasser, Jacob F Schulz, Taylor E Purvis, Daniel M Sciubba, Merritt D Kinon, Reza Yassari
OBJECTIVE Obesity is an increasing public health concern in the pediatric population. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on 30-day outcomes after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric database (2013 and 2014) was reviewed. Patients 10-18 years of age who had undergone fusion of 7 or more spinal levels for AIS were included. Thirty-day outcomes (complications, readmissions, and reoperations) were compared based on patient BMI per age- and sex-adjusted growth charts as follows: normal weight (NW; BMI < 85th percentile), overweight (OW; BMI 85th-95th percentile), and obese (OB; BMI > 95th percentile)...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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