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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350104/the-importance-of-perfusion-index-monitoring-in-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-stellate-ganglion-blockage-treatment-in-raynaud-s-disease
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Ömer Fatih Şahin, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Yakup Aksoy, Ayhan Kaydu, Erhan Gökçek
Stellate ganglion blockage (SGB) is a method used for treating Raynaud's phenomenon (RP). This study primarily aimed to determine whether the perfusion index (PI) can be used an alternative to Horner's signs in evaluating the efficacy of SGB in patients diagnosed with RP. In a total of 40 patients, aged 18-65 years and diagnosed with primary RP, SGB was applied for 5 days on the same side with the 2-finger method, using 6 mL of 5% levobupivacaine at the 7th cervical vertebra level. The PI values were recorded from the distal end of the 2nd finger of the upper extremity on the side applied with the block at baseline and at 5, 15, 30, 60 and 120 min...
December 2018: Libyan Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347960/long-term-outcome-of-definitive-radiotherapy-for-cervical-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Katsuyuki Sakanaka, Yuichi Ishida, Kota Fujii, Satoshi Itasaka, Shin'ichi Miyamoto, Takahiro Horimatsu, Manabu Muto, Takashi Mizowaki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify the long-term clinical outcome of definitive radiotherapy using three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) for cervical esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (CESCC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 30 patients with CESCC [clinical stage I/II/III/IV(M1LYM); 3/2/12/13] (TNM 7th edition) who underwent definitive radiotherapy using 3DCRT between 2000 and 2014 in our institution. The median prescribed dose for the gross tumor and metastatic lymph nodes was 60 Gy...
January 18, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346229/anatomical-variations-of-the-vertebral-artery-in-the-upper-cervical-spine-clinical-relevance-for-procedures-targeting-the-c1-c2-and-c2-c3-joints
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Maria Francisca Elgueta, Johanna Ortiz Jimenez, Nina Nan Wang, Almudena Pérez Lara, Jeffrey Chankowsky, Roshanak Charghi, De Q Tran, Roderick J Finlayson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Accidental breach of the vertebral artery (VA) during the performance of cervical pain blocks can result in significant morbidity. Whereas anatomical variations have been described for the foraminal (V2) segment of the VA, those involving its V3 portion (between the C2 transverse process and dura) have not been investigated and may be of importance for procedures targeting the third occipital nerve or the lateral atlantoaxial joint. METHODS: Five hundred computed tomography angiograms of the neck performed in patients older than 50 years for the management of cerebrovascular accident or cervical trauma (between January 2010 and May 2016) were retrospectively and independently reviewed by 2 neuroradiologists...
January 16, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342420/-use-of-bronchial-blocker-in-emergent-thoracotomy-in-presence-of-upper-airway-hemorrhage-and-cervical-spine-fracture-a-difficult-decision
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Carlos Almeida, Maria João Freitas, Diogo Brandão, José Pedro Assunção
Female, 85 y.o., weighting 60kg, multiple trauma patient. After an initial laparotomy, an emergent thoracotomy was performed using a bronchial blocker for lung isolation (initial active suction was applied). During surgery, bronchial cuff was deflated, causing a self-limited tracheal blood flooding. A second lung isolation was attempted but it was not as effective as initially. Probably, a lung collapse with the same bronchial blocker was impaired in the second attempt because of the obstruction of bronchial blocker lumen by intraoperative endobronchial hemorrhage...
January 13, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337630/ethnic-differences-in-craniofacial-and-upper-spine-morphology-in-children-with-skeletal-class-ii-malocclusion
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Eunhye Oh, Sug-Joon Ahn, Liselotte Sonnesen
OBJECTIVES: To analyze differences in upper cervical spine and craniofacial morphology, including posterior cranial fossa and growth prediction signs, between Danish and South Korean pre-orthodontic skeletal Class II children and to analyze associations between upper cervical spine morphology and craniofacial characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred forty-six skeletal Class II children-93 Danes (54 boys and 39 girls, mean age 12.2 years) and 53 Koreans (27 boys and 26 girls, mean age 10...
January 16, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335773/effects-of-combining-ergonomic-interventions-and-motor-control-exercises-on-muscle-activity-and-kinematics-in-people-with-work-related-neck-shoulder-pain
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Sharon M H Tsang, Billy C L So, Rufina W L Lau, Jie Dai, Grace P Y Szeto
PURPOSE: This study compared the effects of "Ergomotor" intervention and conventional physiotherapy, on influencing the motor control in the neck-shoulder region in people with work-related neck-shoulder pain (WRNSP). METHODS: 101 patients (age range 20-54 years) diagnosed with chronic WRNSP were randomized into control (CO) group (n = 50) and Ergomotor (EM) group (n = 51). Each group received a 12-week intervention. Participants in CO group received treatment for pain relief and general exercises...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334467/robot-assisted-upper-extremity-rehabilitation-for-cervical-spinal-cord-injuries-a-systematic-scoping-review
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Hardeep Singh, Janelle Unger, José Zariffa, Maureen Pakosh, Susan Jaglal, B Catharine Craven, Kristin E Musselman
Abstact Purpose: To provide an overview of the feasibility and outcomes of robotic-assisted upper extremity training for individuals with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), and to identify gaps in current research and articulate future research directions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search was conducted using Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, CCTR, CDSR, CINAHL and PubMed on June 7, 2017. Search terms included 3 themes: (1) robotics; (2) SCI; (3) upper extremity. Studies using robots for upper extremity rehabilitation among individuals with cervical SCI were included...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325948/spinal-metastasis-resulting-from-atypical-thymic-carcinoid-a-case-report
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Xinjie Wu, Yingna Qi, Feng Yang, Mingsheng Tan, Jie Lin
BACKGROUND: Thymic carcinoid with spinal metastasis is an extremely rare entity. Clinically, the tumor presents either by its endocrine manifestations or by mechanical compression of surrounding structures. However, no previous studies reported a case with neck pain, and neurological deficit as initial presentation of an atypical thymic carcinoid. METHOD: A 56-year-old non-smoking man presented with 12-month history of intermittent neck pain and 1-month history of progressive numbness and weakness of the right upper limb...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325942/perineural-spread-of-melanoma-to-the-brachial-plexus-identifying-the-anatomic-pathway-s
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Tomas Marek, Ruple S Laughlin, B Matthew Howe, Robert J Spinner
BACKGROUND: Perineural spread of melanoma is a well-known mechanism of metastasis in cases involving cranial nerves. Brachial plexus involvement is rare and the pathway is unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Mayo Clinic database was performed to identify patients with a history of melanoma and brachial plexus compromise between 1994 and 2017. Inclusion criteria were a history of melanoma, a clinical diagnosis of brachial plexopathy, radiological features consistent with perineural spread and biopsy of melanoma within nerve...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325524/posterior-decompression-and-occipitocervical-fixation-followed-by-intraoperative-vertebroplasty-for-metastatic-involvement-of-the-axis
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Xinjie Wu, Mingsheng Tan, Yingna Qi, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Xiangsheng Tang, Qingying Hao
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the upper cervical spine were rarely reported in the literature. However, metastases to this area may cause spinal instability and cord compression, which in turn can result in respiratory failure and neurological dysfunction. The present study investigated the efficacy and safety of posterior decompression and occipitocervical fixation followed by intraoperative vertebroplasty for this disease. METHODS: This was a retrospective study that included 10 patients with metastatic involvement of the axis from March 2002 to May 2014...
January 11, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323047/diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-spinal-microstructure-in-healthy-adults-improved-resolution-with-the-readout-segmentation-of-long-variable-echo-trains
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Bu-Tian Zhang, Meng Li, Li-Li Yu, Yi-Meng Dai, Shao-Nan Yu, Jin-Lan Jiang
Diffusion tensor imaging plays an important role in the accurate diagnosis and prognosis of spinal cord diseases. However, because of technical limitations, the imaging sequences used in this technique cannot reveal the fine structure of the spinal cord with precision. We used the readout segmentation of long variable echo-trains (RESOLVE) sequence in this cross-sectional study of 45 healthy volunteers aged 20 to 63 years. We found that the RESOLVE sequence significantly increased the resolution of the diffusion images and improved the median signal-to-noise ratio of the middle (C4-6) and lower (C7-T1) cervical segments to the level of the upper cervical segment...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321702/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients
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Özgür Bilgin Topçuoğlu, Özlem Oruç, Sema Saraç, Gülgün Çetintaş Afşar, Kayıhan Uluç
Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. It is usually associated with the compression of the median nerve in the median groove. Because the main symptoms of CTS pain and numbness worsen at night, sleep disorders in CTS patients and the impact of preferred sleeping position on CTS development have been formerly studied. However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study assessing the frequency of CTS in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318336/-decompression-for-cervical-disc-herniation-using-the-full-endoscopic-anterior-technique-german-version
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S Oezdemir, M Komp, P Hahn, S Ruetten
OBJECTIVE: Resection of a cervical disc herniation using a full-endoscopic technique with an anterior approach. INDICATION: Fresh disc herniation with monoradicular symptoms in the upper extremity. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pure neck pain, cervical myelopathy, older and calcified disc herniations, higher grade of instability and deformity. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Introduction of a guidewire and dilatator to a cervical disc using an anterior approach...
January 9, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316845/rho-inhibitor-vx-210-in-acute-traumatic-subaxial-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-design-of-the-spinal-cord-injury-rho-inhibition-investigation-spring-clinical-trial
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Michael G Fehlings, Kee D Kim, Bizhan Aarabi, Marco Rizzo, Lisa M Bond, Lisa McKerracher, Alexander Vaccaro, David O Okonkwo
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated with a lifetime of disability stemming from loss of motor, sensory, and autonomic functions; these losses, along with increased comorbid sequelae, negatively impact health outcomes and quality of life. Early decompression surgery after SCI can enhance patient outcomes but does not directly facilitate neural repair and regeneration. Currently, there are no FDA-approved pharmacologic therapies to augment motor function and functional recovery in individuals with traumatic SCI...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315118/characteristics-of-cervical-spine-motion-in-different-types-of-cervical-alignment-kinematic-mri-study
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Kittipong Sessumpun, Permsak Paholpak, Kevork N Hindoyan, Koji Tamai, Thananit Sangkomkamhang, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how each type of sagittal cervical alignment affects the motion of the upper and subaxial cervical spine using kinematic magnetic resonance imaging. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The sagittal malalignment of the cervical spine from degeneration in the subaxial cervical spine reflects a disruption in the kinematic properties of the cervical spine and affects the motion of adjacent segments...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314040/esophagram-findings-in-cervical-esophageal-stenosis-a-case-controlled-quantitative-analysis
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Jacob West, Cherine H Kim, Zachary Reichert, Priya Krishna, Brianna K Crawley, Jared C Inman
OBJECTIVE: Cervical esophageal stenosis is often diagnosed with a qualitative evaluation of a barium esophagram. Although the esophagram is frequently the initial screening exam for dysphagia, a clear objective standard for stenosis has not been defined. In this study, we measured esophagram diameters in order to establish a quantitative standard for defining cervical esophageal stenosis that requires surgical intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Single institution case-control study...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308957/validity-of-eyeball-estimation-for-range-of-motion-during-the-cervical-flexion-rotation-test-compared-to-an-ultrasound-based-movement-analysis-system
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Axel Schäfer, Kerstin Lüdtke, Franziska Breuel, Nikolas Gerloff, Maren Knust, Christian Kollitsch, Alex Laukart, Laura Matej, Antje Müller, Thomas Schöttker-Königer, Toby Hall
Headache is a common and costly health problem. Although pathogenesis of headache is heterogeneous, one reported contributing factor is dysfunction of the upper cervical spine. The flexion rotation test (FRT) is a commonly used diagnostic test to detect upper cervical movement impairment. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate concurrent validity of detecting high cervical ROM impairment during the FRT by comparing measurements established by an ultrasound-based system (gold standard) with eyeball estimation...
January 8, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302292/dental-implants-placement-in-paranoid-squizofrenic-patient-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-case-report
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Lizett Castellanos-Cosano, José-Ramón Corcuera-Flores, María Mesa-Cabrera, José Cabrera-Domínguez, Daniel Torres-Lagares, Guillermo Machuca-Portillo
Background: Paranoid schizophrenia is a mental illness that involves no observable anatomical alteration. Main characteristic affects the personality of the individual, as well as areas of his own psychology. Case Report: A 33-year-old man with paranoid schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder in treatment with Haloperidol, Oxcarbazepine, Olanzapine and Seroquel is presented. Dental exploration showed widespread decay mostly cervical with numerous root fragments, agenesis of lateral incisors, impacted wisdom teeth, missing teeth and malocclusion...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301676/severe-macroglossia-after-posterior-fossa-and-craniofacial-surgery-in-children
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J Bouaoud, A Joly, A Picard, B Thierry, E Arnaud, S James, I Hennessy, B McGarvey, P Cairet, A Vecchione, E Vergnaud, C Duracher, R H Khonsari
Massive swelling of the tongue can occur after posterior fossa and craniofacial surgery. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the occurrence of such severe postoperative macroglossia, but this phenomenon is still poorly understood. Severe postoperative macroglossia can be a life-threatening condition due to upper airway obstruction. Three cases of severe postoperative macroglossia that occurred after cervical spine, craniofacial, and posterior fossa surgical procedures are reported here. These cases required specialized maxillofacial management and a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288377/outcomes-of-the-bryan-cervical-disc-replacement-fifteen-year-follow-up
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Vincent Pointillart, Jean-Etienne Castelain, Pierre Coudert, Derek Thomas Cawley, Olivier Gille, Jean-Marc Vital
BACKGROUND: The CTDR is a technique that treats cervical disc degenerative disease. Initial shorter-term studies showed good clinical and radiological results. PURPOSE: To assess the clinical and radiological results of Bryan cervical disc replacement (Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc., Memphis, TN) at 15-year follow-up. RESULTS: This prospective study included 20 patients who underwent 22 CTDR, comprising a single-level procedure in 14 patients and two-level procedures in six patients...
December 29, 2017: International Orthopaedics
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