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#1
Christopher S Ahuja, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic spinal cord injuries have a tremendous impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole. Substantial heterogeneity in the patient population, their presentation and underlying pathophysiology has sparked debates along the care spectrum from initial assessment to definitive treatment. This article reviews spinal cord injury (SCI) management followed by a discussion of the salient controversies in the field. Current care practices modeled on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons joint section guidelines are highlighted including key recommendations regarding immobilization, avoidance of hypotension, early International Standards for Neurological Classification of SCI examination and intensive care unit treatment...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807073/a-comparison-of-paramedic-first-pass-endotracheal-intubation-success-rate-of-the-vividtrac-vt-a-100-glidescope-ranger-and-direct-laryngoscopy-under-simulated-prehospital-cervical-spinal-immobilization-conditions-in-a-cadaveric-model
#2
Ryan Hodnick, Tony Zitek, Kellen Galster, Stephen Johnson, Bryan Bledsoe, Daniel Ebbs
OBJECTIVE: The primary goal of this study was to compare paramedic first pass success rate between two different video laryngoscopes and direct laryngoscopy (DL) under simulated prehospital conditions in a cadaveric model. METHODS: This was a non-randomized, group-controlled trial in which five non-embalmed, non-frozen cadavers were intubated under prehospital spinal immobilization conditions using DL and with both the GlideScope Ranger (GL; Verathon Inc, Bothell, Washington USA) and the VividTrac VT-A100 (VT; Vivid Medical, Palo Alto, California USA)...
August 15, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776155/how-plastic-are-human-spinal-cord-motor-circuitries
#3
REVIEW
Lasse Christiansen, Jesper Lundbye-Jensen, Monica A Perez, Jens Bo Nielsen
Human and animal studies have documented that neural circuitries in the spinal cord show adaptive changes caused by altered supraspinal and/or afferent input to the spinal circuitry in relation to learning, immobilization, injury and neurorehabilitation. Reversible adaptations following, e.g. the acquisition or refinement of a motor skill rely heavily on the functional integration between supraspinal and sensory inputs to the spinal cord networks. Accordingly, what is frequently conceived as a change in the spinal circuitry may be a change in either descending or afferent input or in the relative integration of these, i...
August 3, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770402/kinematic-efficacy-of-supplemental-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-at-lumbosacral-levels-in-thoracolumbosacral-deformity-correction-with-and-without-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-at-l3-an-in-vitro-cadaveric-study
#4
Benny T Dahl, Jonathan A Harris, Manasa Gudipally, Mark Moldavsky, Saif Khalil, Brandon S Bucklen
PURPOSE: Pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) is performed to treat rigid, sagittal spinal deformities, but high rates of implant failure are reported. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion has been proposed to reduce this risk, but biomechanical investigation is lacking. The goal of this study was to quantify the (1) destabilizing effects of a lumbar osteotomy and (2) contribution of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) at the lumbosacral junction as recommended in literature. METHODS: Fourteen fresh human thoracolumbosacral spines (T12-S1) were tested in flexion-extension (FE), lateral bending (LB), and axial rotation (AR)...
August 2, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745630/subpial-adeno-associated-virus-9-aav9-vector-delivery-in-adult-mice
#5
Takahiro Tadokoro, Atsushi Miyanohara, Michael Navarro, Kota Kamizato, Stefan Juhas, Jana Juhasova, Silvia Marsala, Oleksandr Platoshyn, Erik Curtis, Brandon Gabel, Joseph Ciacci, Nada Lukacova, Katarina Bimbova, Martin Marsala
The successful development of a subpial adeno-associated virus 9 (AAV9) vector delivery technique in adult rats and pigs has been reported on previously. Using subpially-placed polyethylene catheters (PE-10 or PE-5) for AAV9 delivery, potent transgene expression through the spinal parenchyma (white and gray matter) in subpially-injected spinal segments has been demonstrated. Because of the wide range of transgenic mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases, there is a strong desire for the development of a potent central nervous system (CNS)-targeted vector delivery technique in adult mice...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739233/articles-that-may-change-your-practice-spinal-immobilization
#6
Russell D MacDonald
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July 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728916/effects-of-spinal-immobilization-at-a-20%C3%A2-angle-on-cerebral-oxygen-saturations-measured-by-invos%C3%A2
#7
Gökhan Aksel
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, we aimed to investigate whether performing the immobilization at 20° instead of 0° changes cerebral oxygenation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 33 volunteers were put in a hard cervical collar and backboard at 0° and immobilized for 30min. The cerebral oxygen saturations of the volunteers were measured at 1, 5, and 30min after the start of the procedure (Group 1). The volunteers were asked to return the day after the Group 1 procedure but at the same time...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694236/fibrin-functionalization-with-synthetic-adhesive-ligands-interacting-with-%C3%AE-6%C3%AE-1-integrin-receptor-enhance-neurite-outgrowth-of-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-neural-stem-progenitors
#8
Joana Silva, Ana R Bento, Daniela Barros, Tiago L Laundos, Susana R Sousa, Pedro Quelhas, Mónica M Sousa, Ana P Pêgo, Isabel F Amaral
To enhance fibrin hydrogel affinity towards pluripotent stem cell-derived neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) and its capacity to support NSPC migration and neurite extension, we explored the tethering of synthetic peptides engaging integrin α6β1, a cell receptor enriched in NSPCs. Six α6β1 integrin ligands were tested for their ability to support integrin α6β1-mediated adhesion of embryonic stem cell-derived NSPCs (ES-NSPs) and sustain ES-NSPC viability, migration, and neuronal differentiation. Due to their better performance, peptides T1, HYD1, and A5G81 were immobilized into fibrin and functionalized gels characterized in terms of peptide binding efficiency, structure and viscoelastic properties...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692625/a-new-craniothoracic-mattress-for-immobilization-of-the-cervical-spine-in-critical-care-patients
#9
Micha Holla, Mitchel Driessen, Thomas G E Eggen, Robin A Daanen, Allard J F Hosman, Nico Verdonschot, Gerjon Hannink
Current immobilization techniques of the cervical spine are associated with complications including pressure ulcers, discomfort, and elevated intracranial pressures with limited access to the thorax and airway. In this study, a newly developed craniothoracic immobilizer (Pharaoh mattress) for critical care patients with cervical injury was tested for its restriction of cervical movement, peak interface pressures, comfort, and radiolucency, and compared with headblocks strapped to a spineboard. Cervical movement was measured by roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis in 5 fresh frozen cadavers...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691701/instructing-cells-with-programmable-peptide-dna-hybrids
#10
Ronit Freeman, Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Zaida Álvarez, Jacob A Lewis, Shantanu Sur, Chris M Serrano, Job Boekhoven, Sungsoo S Lee, Samuel I Stupp
The native extracellular matrix is a space in which signals can be displayed dynamically and reversibly, positioned with nanoscale precision, and combined synergistically to control cell function. Here we describe a molecular system that can be programmed to control these three characteristics. In this approach we immobilize peptide-DNA (P-DNA) molecules on a surface through complementary DNA tethers directing cells to adhere and spread reversibly over multiple cycles. The DNA can also serve as a molecular ruler to control the distance-dependent synergy between two peptides...
July 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680006/vertebral-fracture-at-the-caudal-end-of-a-surgical-fusion-for-thoracic-vertebral-fracture-in-a-patient-with-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-dish
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Hiroshi Kobayashi, Koji Otani, Kazuyuki Watanabe, Kinshi Kato, Takuya Nikaido, Shoji Yabuki, Shin-Ichi Kikuchi, Shin-Ichi Konno
The patient was an 86-year-old woman with back pain after a fall. She had no neurological findings at the initial visit. Plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and a Th10 fracture. Two weeks later, she started gait exercise with immobilization by a rigid orthosis. Twenty-five days later, she presented with paralysis and numbness of her legs. Computed tomography (CT) showed anterior expansion in the vertebral body of Th10. MRI showed an intramedullary high-intensity area on T2-weighted images at the same level...
July 5, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658939/use-of-stereovision-for-intraoperative-coregistration-of-a-spinal-surgical-field-a-human-feasibility-study
#12
S Scott Lollis, Xiaoyao Fan, Linton Evans, Jonathan D Olson, Keith D Paulsen, David W Roberts, Sohail K Mirza, Songbai Ji
BACKGROUND: The use of image guidance during spinal surgery has been limited by several anatomic factors such as intervertebral segment motion and ineffective spine immobilization. In its current form, the surgical field is coregistered with a preoperative computed tomography (CT), often obtained in a different spinal confirmation, or with intraoperative cross-sectional imaging. Stereovision offers an alternative method of registration. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility of stereovision-mediated coregistration of a human spinal surgical field using a proof-of-principle study, and to provide preliminary assessments of the technique's accuracy...
June 27, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640106/the-outcome-of-eosinophilic-granuloma-involving-unilateral-atlantoaxial-joint-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
Yu Song, Wen Geng, Tao Guo, Yong Gao, Yukun Zhang, Shuai Li, Kun Wang, Ji Tu, Cao Yang
RATIONALE: Solitary eosinophilic granuloma (EG), the most benign, common form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, has a self-limiting process and is associated with a good prognosis. Immobilization is recommended as the first treatment strategy for solitary EG, although the treatment protocols are still controversial. Radiotherapy and surgery are secondary treatment choices. Lesions of the upper cervical spine react differently to treatment because of their specific anatomical and motor features...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634562/a-simple-bone-cyst-in-cervical-vertebrae-of-an-adolescent-patient
#14
Adriana Bruges Boude, Lina González Vásquez, Fernando Alvarado-Gomez, María Constanza Bedoya, Andrés Rodríguez-Múnera, Luis Carlos Morales-Saenz
INTRODUCTION: Spinal simple bone cysts, also known as solitary cysts, are extremely unusual benign primary bone tumors with few cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Incidental Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) finding of a C2 Simple bone cyst in a 13-year-old female patient is reported. Complementary studies suggested the benign nature of the lesion. Patient underwent cervical curettage followed by tumor excision. A lateral submandibular approach to the upper cervical spine was used and careful bone resection was possible with a radiofrequency assisted burr and no instrumentation or fixation was required...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608178/minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-in-lumbar-spondylodiscitis-a-retrospective-single-center-analysis-of-67-cases
#15
Anja Tschugg, Sebastian Hartmann, Sara Lener, Andreas Rietzler, Neururer Sabrina, Claudius Thomé
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been developed to minimize tissue damage, reduce narcotic requirements, decrease blood loss, and, therefore, potentially avoid prolonged immobilization. Thus, the purpose of the present retrospective study was to assess the safety and efficacy of a minimally invasive posterior approach with transforaminal lumbar interbody debridement and fusion plus pedicle screw fixation in lumbar spondylodiscitis in comparison to an open surgical approach...
June 12, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547862/mri-evaluation-of-regional-and-longitudinal-changes-in-z-spectra-of-injured-spinal-cord-of-monkeys
#16
Feng Wang, Zhongliang Zu, Ruiqi Wu, Tung-Lin Wu, John C Gore, Li Min Chen
PURPOSE: In principle, MR methods that exploit magnetization transfer (MT) may be used to quantify changes in the molecular composition of tissues after injury. The ability to track such changes in injured spinal cord may allow more precise assessment of the state of neural tissues. METHODS: Z-Spectra were obtained from the cervical spinal cord before and after a unilateral dorsal column lesion in monkeys at 9.4T. The amplitudes of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) and nuclear Overhauser enhancement (NOE) effects from multiple proton pools, along with nonspecific semisolid MT effects from immobile macromolecules, were quantified using a five-peak Lorenzian fitting of each Z-spectrum...
May 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511807/does-the-novel-lateral-trauma-position-cause-more-motion-in-an-unstable-cervical-spine-injury-than-the-logroll-maneuver
#17
Per Kristian Hyldmo, MaryBeth Horodyski, Bryan P Conrad, Sindre Aslaksen, Jo Røislien, Mark Prasarn, Glenn R Rechtine, Eldar Søreide
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital personnel who lack advanced airway management training must rely on basic techniques when transporting unconscious trauma patients. The supine position is associated with a loss of airway patency when compared to lateral recumbent positions. Thus, an inherent conflict exists between securing an open airway using the recovery position and maintaining spinal immobilization in the supine position. The lateral trauma position is a novel technique that aims to combine airway management with spinal precautions...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508364/a-novel-2-de-based-proteomic-analysis-to-identify-multiple-substrates-for-specific-protease-in-neuronal-cells
#18
Chiho Kim, Young J Oh
Proteolysis is a process where proteins are broken down into smaller polypeptides or amino acids, comprising one of the important posttranslational modifications of proteins. Since this process is exquisitely achieved by specialized enzymes called proteases under physiological conditions, abnormal protease activity and dysregulation of their substrate proteins are closely associated with a progression of several neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, stroke, and spinal cord injury...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501121/validation-of-a-field-spinal-motion-restriction-protocol-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
#19
James M Tatum, Nicolas Melo, Ara Ko, Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Dorothy A Yim, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: Spinal motion restriction (SMR) after traumatic injury has been a mainstay of prehospital trauma care for more than 3 decades. Recent guidelines recommend a selective approach with cervical spine clearance in the field when criteria are met. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In January 2014, the Department of Health Services of the City of Los Angeles, California, implemented revised guidelines for cervical SMR after blunt mechanism trauma. Adult patients (aged ≥18 y) with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≥13 presented to a single level I trauma center after blunt mechanism trauma over the following 1-y period were retrospectively reviewed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497280/a-minimal-soft-tissue-damage-approach-of-spondylolysis-repair-in-athletes-preliminary-report
#20
Łukasz Bartochowski, Wojciech Jurasz, Jacek Kruczyński
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Both spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis come in second place in the causes of pain among athletes. Treatment options include both conservative management and different operative methods. Athletes and adolescents are groups where the priority is to protect tissues from perioperative damage. OBJECTIVE: We present our modification of the Buck's, direct pars repair method, which we believe offers maximum protection of tissues. We used the modified surgical method in young, competitive athletes, in whom non-surgical treatment was not effective...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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