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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550670/-analysis-of-the-risk-factors-for-postoperative-cervical-anastomotic-leakage-after-mckeown-s-esophagectomy
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G F Zhao, K P Zhang, S G Gao, J W Mu, Y S Mao, D L Wang, Y S Gao, F Lyu, L Zhao, Q Xue
Objective: To analyze risk factors of anastomotic leakage after McKeown'sesophagectomy. Methods: The clinical data of 635 esophageal cancer patients, who underwent McKeown's esophagectomy at Cancer Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences from January 2012 to December 2015, were retrospectively analyzed. The risk factors of cervical anastomotic leakage were identified through analysis of medical history, surgical procedure, tumor characteristics and vascular calcification. Results: Among all the 635 patients, anastomotic leakage occurred in 111 (17...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550143/kicked-to-touch-hoodwinked-by-torticollis
#2
Ciaran K Mc Donald, Niall Mc Goldrick, Cliodhna Ni Fhoghlu, Fintan Shannon
A 2-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a painful stiff neck after getting a kick to her head from her older brother. Her general practitioner had recently started her on oral antibiotics for otitis media. Plain film imaging of her cervical spine on admission revealed anterior subluxation of C2 on C3 suggestive of bifacetal dislocation. Subsequent CT imaging confirmed malalignment of the upper cervical spine. The patient was admitted and worked up with MRI of the cervical spine which unexpectedly revealed a large 4×2 cm retropharyngeal abscess extending from C1 to C4...
May 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546875/spinal-cord-infarct-caused-from-suspected-fibrocartilaginous-embolism
#3
Ayham M Alkhachroum, Danielle Weiss, Alan Lerner, Michael A De Georgia
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of spinal cord infarct as a result of suspected fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE). CASE PRESENTATION: A 23-year-old man presented with sudden onset cervical and upper back pain followed by progressive weakness in his extremities after throwing a baseball. History, neurologic examination and spinal cord imaging were consistent with spinal cord infarct. We believe the cause was from FCE. DISCUSSION: Though rare, physicians should be familiar with this diagnosis and the proposed mechanisms...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546119/posterior-bilateral-intermuscular-approach-for-upper-cervical-spine-injuries
#4
Yong Xu, Wei Xiong, SungⅡ Han, Zhong Fang, Feng Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a novel intermuscular surgical approach for posterior upper cervical spine fixation. METHODS: Twenty three healthy volunteers underwent MRI imaging. By using the MRI scans in transverse view at the level of lower edge of atlas, the distances from the posterior midline to lateral margin of trapezius (0-T), to the medial margin of splenius capitis (0-Spl), and to middle line of semispinalis capitis (0-Sem) were recorded. The angle between posterior middle line and the line crossing the lateral margin of trapezius and middle point of ipsilateral pedicles...
May 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543926/comparative-effect-of-the-sites-of-anterior-cervical-pressure-on-the-geometry-of-the-upper-esophageal-sphincter-high-pressure-zone
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Ling Mei, Hongmei Jiao, Tarun Sharma, Arshish Dua, Patrick Sanvanson, Sudarshan R Jadcherla, Reza Shaker
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: External cricoid pressure is increasingly used to augment the upper esophageal sphincter (UES). Our objective was to determine the effect of 1) pressures applied to cricoid, supracricoid, and subcricoid regions on the length and amplitude of the UES high-pressure zone (UESHPZ), and 2) the external cricoid pressure on lower esophageal sphincter (LES) tone. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: We studied 11 patients with supraesophageal reflux (mean age 58 ± 12 years) and 10 healthy volunteers (mean age 47 ± 19 years)...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534378/secondary-malignant-tumors-of-the-parotid-gland-not-a-secondary-problem
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Antonio Pastore, Andrea Ciorba, Marco Soliani, Andrea Di Laora, Giorgia Valpiani, Chiara Bianchini, Francesco Stomeo, Roberto Merlo, Stefano Pelucchi
PURPOSE: To present the clinical features of patients with parotid gland metastasis, and compare the results with previously published series. Most of the relevant literature arises from case reports, while there are only few series reported, as secondary neoplastic lesions of the parotid gland are uncommon. METHODS: The medical records of patients with parotid gland metastasis, treated at the ENT Department of the University Hospital of Ferrara, between January 1st 1965 and December 31th 2014, were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533991/multivariable-analysis-of-factors-affecting-length-of-stay-and-hospital-charges-after-atlantoaxial-fusion
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Jian Guan, Michael Karsy, Meic Schmidt, Andrew T Dailey, Erica Bisson
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial fusion is an effective procedure for treating degenerative, traumatic, and congenital abnormalities that result in upper cervical instability; however, data on which factors affect the length of stay and hospitalization-related charges are limited. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pre-, intra-, and postoperative variables that affect these healthcare cost factors for patients undergoing posterior atlantoaxial fusion. METHODS: We retrospectively identified from a clinical database 59 patients who underwent isolated posterior atlantoaxial fusion at a single institution from 2010 to 2015...
April 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532881/preliminary-evidence-of-regional-interdependent-inhibition-using-a-diaphragm-release-to-specifically-induce-an-immediate-hypoalgesic-effect-in-the-cervical-spine
#8
Calum A McCoss, Ross Johnston, Darren J Edwards, Charles Millward
In clinical practice, Osteopaths and Manual Therapists commonly direct treatment towards the diaphragm by the use of a 'Diaphragm Release'. Currently, there is paucity within the literature to support the use of this technique, specifically in pain outcomes. This research aims to support a neurophysiological mechanism based upon the osteopathic principle "The body is a unit". Demonstrating that directing treatment to distal tissue which is neurologically related can reduce pain in the originating spinal segments...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527225/clinical-feasibility-of-gait-training-with-a%C3%A2-robotic-exoskeleton-wpal-in-an-individual-with-both-incomplete-cervical-and-complete-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-a%C3%A2-case-study
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Shigeo Tanabe, Soichiro Koyama, Eiichi Saitoh, Satoshi Hirano, Kanan Yatsuya, Tetsuya Tsunoda, Masaki Katoh, Takeshi Gotoh, Ayako Furumoto
BACKGROUND: Patients with tetraplegia can achieve independent gait with lateral-type powered exoskeletons; it is unclear whether medial-type powered exoskeletons allow for this. OBJECTIVE: To investigate gait training with a medial-type powered exoskeleton wearable power-assist locomotor (WPAL) in an individual with incomplete cervical (C5) and complete thoracic (T12) spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: The 60-session program was investigated retrospectively using medical records...
May 19, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526287/functional-analyses-of-the-primate-upper-cervical-vertebral-column
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Thierra K Nalley, Neysa Grider-Potter
Recent work has highlighted functional correlations between direct measures of head and neck posture and primate cervical bony morphology. Primates with more horizontal necks exhibit middle and lower cervical vertebral features that indicate increased mechanical advantage for deep nuchal musculature and mechanisms for column curvature formation and maintenance. How features of the C1 and C2 reflect quantified measures of posture have yet to be examined. This study incorporates bony morphology from the upper cervical levels from 20 extant primate species in order to investigate further how posture correlates with cervical vertebrae morphology...
June 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525482/artificial-cervical-disk-replacement-for-the-treatment-of-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
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Sheng Bin, Huang Xiangwang, Xiao Sheng, Xiang Tiecheng, Liu Xiangyang, Zhang Yi, Liu Bin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of artificial cervical disk replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is the useful procedure for degenerative cervical diseases. However, studies have reported accelerated degeneration of functional spinal units adjacent to the fusion site after ACDF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and January 2011, 32 inpatients (18 male, 14 female; age, 38-61 y; mean, 48 y) underwent ACDR for the treatment of ASD after previous ACDF (single-level: n=12; 2-level: n=15; 3-level: n=5)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525477/reasons-of-dysphagia-after-operation-of-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
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Bing Wu, Fei Song, Shourong Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the reasons, clinical manifestation, risk factors, prevention, and treatment of dysphagia after operation of anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dysphagia is one of severe complications after ACDF. There were a few studies about reasons and prevention of dysphagia. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical charts of patients who underwent ACDF in our hospital from January 2012 to December 2012...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522371/c1-lateral-mass-screw-insertion-from-the-caudal-dorsal-to-the-cranial-ventral-direction-as-an-alternate-method-for-c1-fixation-a-quantitative-anatomical-and-morphometric-evaluation
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Mehmet Senoglu, Ali Karadag, Burak Kinali, Baran Bozkurt, Cigdem Icke, Duygu Halacoglu Savran, Erik H Middlebrooks
OBJECT: C1 lateral mass screw has been widely used for fixation of the upper cervical spine. However, traditional fixation methods are not without complication. Morphometric measurement of an alternative approach is conducted. METHODS: Three-dimensional CT scans of the cervical spine obtained in 100 adults were evaluated, and key measurements were determined for screw entry points, trajectories, and screw lengths for placement of a C1 screw via this alternate approach...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522186/molar-incisor-malformation-in-six-cases-description-and-diagnostic-protocol
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Ingvild Johnsen Brusevold, Thea Martine Granvoll Bie, Christine Sophie Baumgartner, Runa Das, Ivar Espelid
OBJECTIVE: The term molar-incisor malformation (MIM) has recently been presented in the scientific literature, where it is described as a condition with localized impaired root development. Here we present 6 recently discovered cases referred to our departments. STUDY DESIGN: The patients were enrolled in the study after referral and were examined clinically and radiologically. Two extracted teeth were further examined with micro-computed tomography or microscopy...
April 4, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521353/intraoperative-angiography-for-arteriovenous-malformation-resection-in-the-prone-and-lateral-positions-using-upper-extremity-arterial-access
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Erez Nossek, David J Chalif, Razvan Buciuc, Eric J Gandras, Erich G Anderer, Sal Insigna, Amir R Dehdashti, Avi Setton
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative angiography is routinely utilized for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) to verify complete occlusion and resection. Surgery for spinal and posterior fossa neurovascular lesions is usually performed in prone position. Intraoperative angiography in the prone position is challenging and there is no standardized protocol for this procedure. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with intraoperative angiography in the prone and lateral positions, using upper extremity arterial access...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516467/lymph-vessel-thrombus-detection-in-cervical-lymphedema-a-case-series
#16
Georg Kunze, Martin Staritz
Although thrombosis in the terminal part of thoracic duct has been described in patients with head and neck cancer and upper vein thrombosis, normally medical imaging is not successful in depicting such lymphatic thrombosis. This case series is about three patients with acute onset of cervical lymphedema following minor trauma or exceptional physical strain. Using high-resolution ultrasound, it was possible to detect a thrombus formation in the terminal parts of the thoracic duct or the lymph duct. Within a few weeks all patients recovered without relapse for several years...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515371/bilateral-cervical-ribs-in-a-mixed-breed-dog
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Andrea Cantalamessa, Stefano Martin, Andrea Marchegiani, Alessandro Fruganti, Fabrizio Dini, Adolfo Maria Tambella
A 4-year-old intact female, mixed breed dog was presented with a complaint of dyspnea. Clinical examination revealed symptoms related to disease of the upper airways. Radiographic findings were consistent with tracheal collapse associated with anomalies involving the seventh cervical vertebra and the first ribs bilaterally. Radiographs were highly suggestive of cervical ribs; computed tomography and ultrasound examination allowed complete characterization and better localization of the anomalies with relationship to the adjacent muscle and vasculature...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511992/rna-seq-analyses-reveal-that-cervical-spinal-cords-and-anterior-motor-neurons-from-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-subjects-show-reduced-expression-of-mitochondrial-dna-encoded-respiratory-genes-and-rhtfam-may-correct-this-respiratory-deficiency
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Amy C Ladd, David G Brohawn, Ravindar R Thomas, Paula M Keeney, Stuart S Berr, Shaharyar M Khan, Francisco R Portell, Meiram Zh Shakenov, Patrick F Antkowiak, Bijoy Kundu, Nicholas Tustison, James P Bennett
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a generally fatal neurodegenerative disease of adults that produces weakness and atrophy due to dysfunction and death of upper and lower motor neurons. We used RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) to analyze expression of all mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)-encoded respiratory genes in ALS and CTL human cervical spinal cords (hCSC) and isolated motor neurons. We analyzed with RNA-seq mtDNA gene expression in human neural stem cells (hNSC) exposed to recombinant human mitochondrial transcription factor A (rhTFAM), visualized in 3-dimensions clustered gene networks activated by rhTFAM, quantitated their interactions with other genes and determined their gene ontology (GO) families...
May 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506157/motor-and-sensory-cortical-changes-after-contralateral-cervical-seventh-nerve-root-cc7-transfer-in-patients-with-brachial-plexus-injuries
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Ryosuke Kakinoki, Scott F M Duncan, Ryosuke Ikeguchi, Souichi Ohta, Manabu Nankaku, Hiroshi Sakai, Takashi Noguchi, Yukitoshi Kaizawa, Masao Akagi
BACKGROUND: Previous animal studies demonstrated that the sensory and motor functions in ipsilesional upper limbs that had been reconstructed by CC7 transfer eventually associated with the contralesional brain cortices that had originally mediated the functions of the ipsilesional upper limbs before brachial plexus injury (BPI). Our hypothesis was that the same findings would be seen in humans. METHODS: Four patients with total BPI treated with CC7 transfer were included...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505987/improved-grasp-function-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Mar Cortes, Ana Heloisa Medeiros, Aasta Gandhi, Peter Lee, Hermano Igo Krebs, Gary Thickbroom, Dylan Edwards
BACKGROUND: Recovering hand function has important implications for improving independence of patients with tetraplegia after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive rehabilitation technique that has potential to improve motor function. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of one session of 1 mA, 2 mA, and sham anodal tDCS (a-tDCS) in the upper extremity (hand) motor performance (grasp and lease) in patients with chronic cervical SCI...
May 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
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