Read by QxMD icon Read


Thomas Beez, Jennifer Brown
BACKGROUND: Atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is a rare but severe sequela of high energy trauma. Children are at increased risk, due to their immature spine and biomechanical characteristics. LITERATURE REVIEW: The prevailing mechanism of injury is motor vehicle collision as passenger. AOD commonly presents with cardiorespiratory arrest, spinal cord injury or cranial nerve deficits. Concomitant injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, are frequently encountered...
October 18, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Timothy P Holsgrove, Nicolas V Jaumard, Nina Zhu, Nicholas S Stiansen, William C Welch, Beth A Winkelstein
Dynamic cervical spine loading can produce facet capsule injury. Despite a large proportion of neck pain being attributable to the C2/C3 facet capsule, potential mechanisms are not understood. This study replicated low-speed frontal and rear-end traffic collisions in Occiput-C3 human cadaveric cervical spine specimens, and used kinematic and full-field strain analyses to assess injury. Specimens were loaded quasistatically in flexion and extension before and after dynamic rotation of C3 at 100°/sec. Global kinematics in the sagittal plane were tracked at 1kHz and C2/C3 facet capsule full-field strains were measured...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Sandip Basu, Preeti Fargose
The potential of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is described in recurrent inoperable phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor involving left basi-occiput causing tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO), for which the patient had undergone two times surgery previously. Following one cycle of PRRT, there was good symptomatic improvement, modest reduction of uptake on both (68)Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT and FDG-PET/CT suggesting favourable response and hence was considered for second cycle. Being somatostatin receptor avid, this rare group of tumors when inoperable or recurrent may be potentially targeted with PRRT...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Kingsley O Abode-Iyamah, Brian J Dlouhy, Alejandro J Lopez, Arnold H Menezes, Patrick W Hitchon, Nader S Dahdaleh
INTRODUCTION: A rigid construct that employs an occipital plate and upper cervical screws and rods is the current standard treatment for craniovertebral junction (CVJ) instability. A rod is contoured to accommodate the occipitocervical angle. Fatigue failure has been associated these acute bends. Hinged rod systems have been developed to obviate intraoperative rod contouring. OBJECT: The aim of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of the hinged rod system in occipitocervical fusion...
July 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Sandra C Jasinoski, Fernando Abdala
Ontogenetic changes in the skull and mandible of thirty-one specimens of Galesaurus planiceps, a basal non-mammaliaform cynodont from the Early Triassic of South Africa, are documented. The qualitative survey indicated eight changes in the craniomandibular apparatus occurred during growth, dividing the sample into three ontogenetic stages: juvenile, subadult, and adult. Changes in the temporal region, zygomatic arch, occiput, and mandible occurred during the transition from the subadult to adult stage at a basal skull length of 90 mm...
September 12, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
Antonio Malvasi, Andrea Tinelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 9, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
J Calvo-Gutiérrez, J L Garrido-Castro, C González-Navas, M C Castro-Villegas, R Ortega-Castro, C López-Medina, P Font-Ugalde, A Escudero-Contreras, E Collantes-Estévez
BACKGROUND: Several measurements are often used in daily clinical practice in the assessment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) patients. The Assessment in SpondyloArthiritis International Society (ASAS) recommend in its core set: chest expansion modified Schöber test, Occiput to wall distance, lateral lumbar flexion, cervical rotation and The Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI). BASMI also includes five measurements, some of them recommended by ASAS. Three versions of BASMI have been published with different scales and intervals for each component of the index...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Taigo Inada, Takeo Furuya, Koshiro Kamiya, Mitsutoshi Ota, Satoshi Maki, Takane Suzuki, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Masashi Yamazaki, Masaaki Aramomi, Chikato Mannoji, Masao Koda
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To elucidate the impact of postoperative occiput-C2 (O-C2) angle change on subaxial cervical alignment. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: In the case of occipito-upper cervical fixation surgery, it is recommended that the O-C2 angle should be set larger than the preoperative value postoperatively. METHODS: The present study included 17 patients who underwent occipito-upper cervical spine (above C4) posterior fixation surgery for atlantoaxial subluxation of various etiologies...
August 2016: Asian Spine Journal
Eduardo Martinez-Del-Campo, Jay D Turner, Hector Soriano-Baron, Anna G U S Newcomb, Samuel Kalb, Nicholas Theodore
OBJECTIVE The authors assessed the rate of vertebral growth, curvature, and alignment for multilevel constructs in the cervical spine after occipitocervical fixation (OCF) in pediatric patients and compared these results with those in published reports of growth in normal children. METHODS The authors assessed cervical spine radiographs and CT images of 18 patients who underwent occipitocervical arthrodesis. Measurements were made using postoperative and follow-up images available for 16 patients to determine cervical alignment (cervical spine alignment [CSA], C1-7 sagittal vertical axis [SVA], and C2-7 SVA) and curvature (cervical spine curvature [CSC] and C2-7 lordosis angle)...
July 29, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Carly Grandidge, Andy Hall, Neil Kitchen
BACKGROUND: Pituitary carcinoma is defined by either metastases outside the central nervous system or noncontiguous foci within the central nervous system. This case report details the first documented case of a pathologically isolated follicle-stimulating hormone-secreting pituitary carcinoma and its presentation of metastasis. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 63-year-old man developed intrascapular pain radiating up his neck to his occiput. He had undergone a transsphenoidal hypophysectomy 2 years previously for an atypical pituitary macroadenoma...
September 2016: World Neurosurgery
Juri Kivelev, Riku Kivisaari, Mika Niemelä, Juha Hernesniemi
OBJECTIVE: Skull opening in occipital and suboccipital regions might be associated with risk of damage to the transverse venous sinus and the confluence of sinuses. We analyze the value of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in localizing the venous sinuses in relation to the superior muscle insertion line (MIL) on the occipital bone. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed head MR images of 100 consecutive patients imaged for any reason from 1 January 2013. All MR images were interpreted by a radiologist (R...
October 2016: World Neurosurgery
Eric L Maranda, Brian J Simmons, Austin H Nguyen, Victoria M Lim, Jonette E Keri
Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a chronic inflammatory condition that leads to fibrotic plaques, papules and alopecia on the occiput and/or nape of the neck. Traditional medical management focuses on prevention, utilization of oral and topical antibiotics, and intralesional steroids in order to decrease inflammation and secondary infections. Unfortunately, therapy may require months of treatment to achieve incomplete results and recurrences are common. Surgical approach to treatment of lesions is invasive, may require general anesthesia and requires more time to recover...
September 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
Suchismita Paul, Daniel Bach, Nicole R LeBoeuf, Phillip M Devlin, Adam D Lipworth
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a member of the follicular occlusion tetrad, along with acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp and pilodinal sinus. These conditions share common pathophysiologic features, including follicle occlusion, bacterial overgrowth, severe suppurative inflammation, scarring, and sinus tract formation. Treatment of severe cases is challenging, and a novel treatment modality would be of significant value. We describe a 46-year-old man who presented with a 15-year history of suppurative and scarring nodules involving his groin, scalp, neck, face, and chest...
July 18, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
- Pooja Jain, - Khursheed Raza, - Chiman Kumari, - Manisha Hansda, - Sb Ray
Cranio-vertebral junction is a pivot which holds the globe of the head. Bony anomalies at this point are particularly significant because they lodge the spinal cord and lower part of the brain stem. Clinically fusion of the atlas with the lower part of the occiput is known as Atlanto-occipital assimilation or atlas occipitalization, which can be either partial or complete depending upon the extent of fusion. It can present as totally asymptomatic accidental finding or can be a cause behind major neuro-vascular compression...
May 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
Ian Thomas Walling, Lucy Gee, Paul Neubauer, Lance Frith, Emery Williams, Clif Burdette, Julie G Pilitsis
INTRODUCTION: Chronic migraines (CM) afflict approximately 16.6% of adults and negatively impact quality of life. Furthermore, although some CM can be treated with steroids, occipital nerve block, radiofrequency therapy, or medical therapy, approximately 15% of patients remain refractory to treatment. We explore focused high-intensity ultrasound (HIU) as a therapy allowing for ablation or pulse modulation of the occipital nerve in a validated rodent model of CM. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received inflammatory media via an epidural cannula over 3 weeks to induce a CM state...
August 2016: Neurosurgery
R Shane Tubbs, Fabian N Fries, Charles Kulwin, Martin M Mortazavi, Marios Loukas, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
Chronic postoperative neuralgias and headache following retrosigmoid craniotomy can be uncomfortable for the patient. We aimed to better elucidate the regional nerve anatomy in an effort to minimize this postoperative complication. Ten adult cadaveric heads (20 sides) were dissected to observe the relationship between the lesser occipital nerve and a traditional linear versus modified U incision during retrosigmoid craniotomy. Additionally, the relationship between these incisions and the occipital artery were observed...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Fiona Maas, Anneke Spoorenberg, Boukje P G van der Slik, Eveline van der Veer, Elisabeth Brouwer, Hendrika Bootsma, Reinhard Bos, Freke R Wink, Suzanne Arends
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the prevalence and incidence of radiographic vertebral fractures and the association with patient characteristics, clinical assessments, and medication use in a large prospective cohort of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in daily clinical practice. METHODS: Consecutive AS patients from the Groningen Leeuwarden AS (GLAS) cohort with baseline and 2-year lateral radiographs of the thoracic and lumbar spine were included. Radiographs were scored for vertebral fractures by two readers according to the method of Genant et al...
July 7, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
Wei Ji, Jie Tong, Zhiping Huang, Minghui Zheng, Xiuhua Wu, Jianting Chen, Qingan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Ventral defect caused by resection of the lesions involving the upper cervical spine was commonly reconstructed with a fabricated mesh cage. Recently, a clival screw and plate fitted to the osseous anatomy of the craniovertebral junction was developed for this pathological state. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the stability a clivus plate system fixation (CPSF) for the craniovertebral junction and compared with a conventional fashioned mesh cage fixation (FMCF)...
June 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Prajakta Nair, Richard W Bohannon, Laurie Devaney, Catherine Maloney, Alexis Romano
OBJECTIVE: To examine the inter-tester reliability and validity of 5 nonradiologic measures of forward flexed posture in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: University outpatient facility and community centers. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals (n=28) with PD. Hoehn and Yahr scores: 1-4. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Occiput to wall (OTW) status, tragus to wall (TTW) distance, C7 to wall (C7W) distance, photographically derived trunk flexion angle (FA) and the inclinometric kyphosis measure (IKM) RESULTS: Participants were older adults (mean [SD] = 69...
June 30, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"