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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894688/current-diagnosis-and-management-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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REVIEW
Joshua Bakhsheshian, Vivek A Mehta, John C Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Review. OBJECTIVES: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a major cause of disability, particular in elderly patients. Awareness and understanding of CSM is imperative to facilitate early diagnosis and management. This review article addresses CSM with regard to its epidemiology, anatomical considerations, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, imaging characteristics, treatment approaches and outcomes, and the cost-effectiveness of surgical options...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894681/preoperative-computed-tomography-myelography-parameters-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-results-of-a-systematic-review
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Feras J Waly, Fahad H Abduljabbar, Maryse Fortin, Anas Nooh, Michael Weber
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVES: To determine the preoperative computed tomography (CT) myelogram imaging parameters in patients diagnosed with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) that correlate with severity of DCM and predict postoperative patients' functional outcome. METHODS: An electronic database search was performed using Ovid Medline and Embase. CT myelogram studies investigating the correlation between imaging characteristics and DCM severity or postoperative outcomes were included...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890806/postlaminectomy-membrane-with-dynamic-spinal-cord-compression-disclosed-with-computed-tomographic-myelography-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Takahiro Kitahara, Junya Hanakita, Toshiyuki Takahashi
INTRODUCTION: It has been hypothesized that postoperative epidural scar, postlaminectomy membrane, may be responsible for late neurological deterioration after cervical laminectomy in some cases, but there is a lack of radiological studies in the literature showing the clinical significance of postlaminectomy membrane. We describe a rare case with radiological evidence of dynamic spinal cord compression caused by the postlaminectomy membrane, which may have been related to neurological deterioration...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888674/geographical-variations-in-clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-decompressive-surgery-in-patients-with-symptomatic-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-analysis-of-a-prospective-international-multicenter-cohort-study-of-757-patients
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Michael G Fehlings, Branko Kopjar, Ahmed Ibrahim, Lindsay A Tetreault, Paul M Arnold, Helton Defino, Shashank Sharad Kale, S Tim Yoon, Giuseppe M Barbagallo, Ronald H M Bartels, Qiang Zhou, Alexander R Vaccaro, Mehmet Zileli, Gamaliel Tan, Yasutsugu Yukawa, Darrel S Brodke, Christopher I Shaffrey, Osmar Santos de Moraes, Eric J Woodard, Massimo Scerrati, Masato Tanaka, Tomoaki Toyone, Rick C Sasso, Michael E Janssen, Ziya L Gokaslan, Manuel Alvarado, Ciaran Bolger, Christopher M Bono, Mark B Dekutoski
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is a progressive degenerative spine disease and the most common cause of spinal cord impairment in adults worldwide. There is a paucity of studies reporting on regional variations in demographics, clinical presentation, disease causation and surgical effectiveness. PURPOSE: To evaluate differences in demographics, causative pathology, management strategies, surgical outcomes, length of hospital stay and complications across four geographic regions...
September 6, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884720/-etiopathogenetic-factors-of-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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E S Filatova, Sh F Erdes
AIM: To determine a neuropathic component of pain and define its causes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty-three patients with confirmed RA, mean age 46,5±11,7 years, RA duration from 3 month to 30 years, were studied. Rheumatology, neurological, using the DN4 questionnaire, examinations and stimulation electromyography were used. Results and сonclusion. Signs of neuropathic pain (NP) assessed with the DN4 were identified in 73 (43%) patients with RA...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884563/expressions-and-significance-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-aqp-3-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-tissues-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Xiangqi Tan, Yuqing Chen, Zhuyong Ji
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882716/remote-thoracic-myelopathy-from-a-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-at-the-cranio-cervical-junction-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Michael J Lang, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, Robert H Rosenwasser, Pascal Jabbour
BACKGROUND: The cranio-cervical junction is a rare location for spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF). Typically, fistulas at this location present with findings related to intracranial cortical venous reflux or with cervical myelopathy. We present a case of cranio-cervical junction dAVF with isolated clinical and radiographic findings of thoracolumbar myelopathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54 year-old male presented with subacute onset of lower extremity weakness, paresthesias and gait dysfunction...
September 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882525/multi-level-posterior-foraminotomy-with-laminoplasty-versus-laminoplasty-alone-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-radiculopathy-a-comparative-study
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Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Chunghwan Kim, Jung-Ki Ha
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional laminoplasty is useful for expanding a stenotic spinal canal. However, it has limited use for the decompression of accompanying neural foraminal stenosis. As such, an additional posterior foraminotomy could be simultaneously applied, although this procedure carries a risk of segmental kyphosis and instability. PURPOSE: The aim was to elucidate the long-term surgical outcomes of additional posterior foraminotomy with a laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with radiculopathy...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881121/the-predictable-factors-of-the-postoperative-kyphotic-change-of-sagittal-alignment-of-the-cervical-spine-after-the-laminoplasty
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Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Su Hun Lee, Dong Ha Kim, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Laminoplasty is an effective surgical method for treating cervical degenerative disease. However, postoperative complications such as kyphosis, restriction of neck motion, and instability are often reported. Despite sufficient preoperative lordosis, this procedure often aggravates the lordotic curve of the cervical spine and straightens cervical alignment. Hence, it is important to examine preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative kyphotic alignment changes. Our study aimed to investigate preoperative radiologic parameters associated with kyphotic deformity post laminoplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879890/evaluation-of-hand-function-in-healthy-individuals-and-patients-undergoing-uninstrumented-central-corpectomy-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-using-nine-hole-peg-test
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Sanil John, Ranjith K Moorthy, Tunny Sebastian, Vedantam Rajshekhar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the hand function in healthy individuals and in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) undergoing central corpectomy using the nine-hole peg test (NHPT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The NHPT was performed in healthy adults and in patients with CSM; overall, five trials were performed in the right and left hand separately. The preoperative and follow up NHPT score was compared to the normal and correlated with Nurick and modified Japanese Orthopedic Association (mJOA) scales...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879883/the-role-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-spinal-pathology-a-review
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REVIEW
Dan C Li, James G Malcolm, Rima S Rindler, Griffin R Baum, Avinash Rao, Shekar N Khurpad, Faiz U Ahmad
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) allows for noninvasive, in vivo visualization of white matter fiber tracts in the central nervous system by measuring the diffusion of water molecules. It provides both quantitative and qualitative (i.e., tractography) means to describe a region-of-interest. While protocols for the use of DTI are better established in the brain, the efficacy and potential applications of DTI in spinal cord pathology are less understood. In this review, we examine the current literature regarding the use of DTI in the spinal cord pathology, and in particular its diagnostic and prognostic value in traumatic injury, spinal tumors, cervical myelopathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872572/tandem-spinal-stenosis-a-systematic-review
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Samuel C Overley, Jun S Kim, Brooke A Gogel, Robert K Merrill, Andrew C Hecht
BACKGROUND: Tandem spinal stenosis refers to spinal canal diameter narrowing in at least 2 distinct regions of the spine, most commonly the lumbar and cervical regions. This entity can be an asymptomatic radiographic finding, or it can present with severe myelopathy and lower-extremity symptoms. Tandem spinal stenosis may impact surgeon decision-making when planning either cervical or lumbar spine surgery, and there is currently no consensus in the literature regarding the treatment algorithm for operative intervention...
September 5, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872149/correlation-between-diffusion-tensor-imaging-parameters-and-clinical-assessments-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-and-without-high-signal-intensity
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Y Liu, C Kong, L Cui, X Yuan, P Zhao, Y Zhang, Y Guan, X Chen
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional observational study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) between patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with and without high T2-weighted signal intensity, and to correlate each parameter with clinical assessments. SETTING: CSM is a common cause of spinal cord dysfunction. The significance of T2 high signal intensity in the prognosis of CSM remains controversial...
September 5, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870837/post-tetanic-transcranial-motor-evoked-potentials-augments-the-amplitude-of-compound-muscle-action-potentials-recorded-from-innervated-and-non-innervated-muscles
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Hideki Shigematsu, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Hironobu Hayashi, Tsunenori Takatani, Eiichiro Iwata, Masato Tanaka, Akinori Okuda, Yasuhiko Morimoto, Keisuke Masuda, Yuusuke Yamamoto, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Transcranial electrical stimulation used to produce motor evoked potentials (TES-MEP) and subsequent compound muscle action potential (CMAP) recording is widely used to monitor motor function during surgery when there is risk of damaging the spinal cord. Nonetheless, some muscles do not produce CMAP amplitudes sufficient for intraoperative monitoring. PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of tetanic stimulation at single and multiple peripheral nerve sites for augmenting CMAP amplitudes recorded from innervated and non-innervated muscles...
September 1, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868195/spontaneous-resolved-cervical-spine-epidural-hematoma-a-case-report
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Arash Fattahi, Morteza Taheri
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine epidural hematomas (CSEH) are rare, and surgical intervention is typically required. Here, we present the rare case of a CSEH resulting from chiropractic manipulation successfully treated conservatively. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old female with cervical myelopathy presented with a mild quadriparesis following manipulation by a chiropractor. Although magnetic resonance (MR) documented a CSEH, the lesion was treated nonsurgically as the patient refused operative intervention...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867317/extensive-mirror-image-neurofibromas-of-the-entire-spine-resulting-in-spastic-tetraplegia
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Mark Bigder, Paul Szelemej, Neil Berrington
Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is associated with increased incidence of spinal tumors including neurofibromas. The majority of NF1 associated spine neurofibromas are asymptomatic, however a minority of patients will experience neurological symptoms which can range from mild paraesthesias, radiculopathy, myelopathy and focal weakness to quadriplegia in extreme cases. We present a 21 year old male diagnosed with NF1 in infancy and followed for multiple mirror-image neurofibromas involving the entire spine. He was asymptomatic until age 14 when he developed neck pain and progressive tetraplegia with MRI showing severe cord compression secondary to bilateral C2 neurofibromas...
August 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862572/laminoplasty-versus-laminectomy-with-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-influence-of-cervical-alignment-on-outcomes
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Darryl Lau, Ethan A Winkler, Khoi D Than, Dean Chou, Praveen V Mummaneni
OBJECTIVE Cervical curvature is an important factor when deciding between laminoplasty and laminectomy with posterior spinal fusion (LPSF) for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). This study compares outcomes following laminoplasty and LPSF in patients with matched postoperative cervical lordosis. METHODS Adults undergoing laminoplasty or LPSF for cervical CSM from 2011 to 2014 were identified. Matched cohorts were obtained by excluding LPSF patients with postoperative cervical Cobb angles outside the range of laminoplasty patients...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859596/cervical-myelopathy-presenting-as-bilateral-upper-extremity-weakness
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Sean McInerney, Aaron Keil, Jin Suh Kim
A 57-year-old man with insidious onset of progressive bilateral upper extremity weakness was referred to physical therapy by his primary care physician. Following examination, the physical therapist referred the patient back to his primary care physician with a request for cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neurology consultation. Cervical radiographs demonstrated multilevel degenerative changes, while cervical spine MRI revealed compressive myelopathy, significant spinal canal stenosis, and severe spondylosis J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(9):691...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858186/commentary-poorer-fusion-outcomes-in-diabetic-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients
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Richard Saunders
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858183/poorer-fusion-outcomes-in-diabetic-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients-undergoing-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-does-not-compromise-functional-outcomes-and-quality-of-life
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Ming Han Lincoln Liow, Merrill Lee, Graham Seow-Hng Goh, Li Tat John Chen, Wai-Mun Yue, Chang Ming Guo, Seang Beng Tan
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective matched pair cohort study using prospectively collected registry data. OBJECTIVES: To determine if patients with DM have (1):poorer patient-reported outcomes and;(2):poorer fusion rates after undergoing a single-level ACDF for cervical myelopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and fusion (ACDF) remains the most common procedure in the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM);however, there is a paucity of literature with regards to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) scores and fusion rates post-ACDF in diabetic patients with CSM...
August 29, 2017: Spine
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