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Leonardo F Jurado
Centro de Investigación UNINAVARRA-CINA, Fundación Universitaria Navarra, Neiva, ColombiaGrupo de Investigación MICOBAC-UN, Departamento de Microbiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526568/analysis-of-complications-following-posterior-vertebral-column-resection-for-the-treatment-of-severe-angular-kyphosis-greater-than-100%C3%A2
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Yunus Atici, Mehmet Bulent Balioglu, Deniz Kargin, Muhammed Mert, Akif Albayrak, Mehmet Akif Kaygusuz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the complications, efficacy and safety of posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) in severe angular kyphosis (SAK) greater than 100°. METHODS: The medical records of 17 patients (mean age 17.9 (range, 9-27) years) with SAK who underwent PVCR, were reviewed. Mean follow-up period was 32.2 (range, 24-64) months. Diagnosis of the patients included congenital kyphosis in 11 patients, post-tuberculosis kyphosis in 3 patients and neurofibromatosis in 3 patients...
May 16, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526462/-sudden-motor-and-sensorial-loss-due-to-retroperitoneal-hematoma-during-postoperative-periods-a-case-report
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Pelin Şen, Havva Gül Gültekin, İsmail Caymaz, Ömer Özel, Ayda Türköz
A 68 year-old male patient was hospitalized for radical prostatectomy. He had no abnormal medical history including neurological deficit before the operation. Prior to general anesthesia, an epidural catheter was inserted in the L3-4 interspace for intraoperative and postoperative analgesia. After surgery for nine hours, he developed confusion and flaccid paralysis of bilateral lower extremities occurred. No pathology was detected from cranial computed tomography and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging no pathology was detected...
May 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521434/detection-of-spg20-gene-promoter-methylated-dna-as-a-novel-epigenetic-biomarker-in-plasma-for-colorectal-cancer-diagnosis-using-the-methylight-method
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Nayebali Rezvani, Reza Alibakhshi, Assad Vaisi-Raygani, Homayoon Bashiri, Massoud Saidijam
Aberrant promoter methylation of genes is a common epigenetic alteration in colorectal cancer (CRC). In the present study, spastic paraplegia 20 (SPG20) promoter-methylated DNA, as a potential diagnostic biomarker, was investigated in plasma and tumor tissue samples from patients with CRC. To the best of our knowledge, the quantification of SPG20 promoter-methylated DNA in plasma samples remains unreported. SPG20 promoter methylation was investigated in 32 paired tumor and healthy adjacent tissues, 37 plasma samples from patients with CRC, and in 37 plasma samples from a healthy control group, using the MethyLight method...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513869/transition-of-intravenous-treprostinil-to-oral-therapy-in-a-patient-with-functional-class-iv-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Kristina M Thurber, Breann M Williams, Ruth E Bates, Robert P Frantz
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) occurs when pulmonary emboli fail to resolve with anticoagulation. For patients with inoperable or residual CTEPH, riociguat is currently the only therapy approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. However, some patients with CTEPH may require therapy beyond riociguat, such as intravenous prostacyclins, which can present significant administration challenges in patients with complex comorbid conditions. We describe a 42-year-old man with T12 paraplegia complicated by CTEPH (functional class IV with substantial right ventricular dysfunction) and severe pressure ulcers...
May 17, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509261/management-of-fracture-dorso-lumbar-spine-in-a-pregnant-female-by-surgery-in-prone-position
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Dhiraj Vithal Sonawane, Pradip S Nemade, Ajay Chandanwale, Eknath Pawar, Sanjay A Jagtap
Surgical management of thoraco-lumbar spine fracture in pregnancy has specific concerns during surgery like positioning, approach, and radiation exposure to fetus. We report a case of burst fracture of 12th thoracic vertebrae with paraplegia in a young female with 26 weeks of gestation. Surgery was performed in prone position on a Toronto frame. This report also discusses the management of thoraco-lumbar spine fracture in pregnancy with review of literature.
May 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504943/towards-multimodal-human-robot-interaction-to-enhance-active-participation-of-users-in-gait-rehabilitation
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Kai Gui, Honghai Liu, Dingguo Zhang
Robotic exoskeletons for physical rehabilitation have been utilized for retraining patients suffering from paraplegia and enhancing motor recovery in recent years. However, users are not voluntarily involved in most systems. This work aims to develop a locomotion trainer with multiple gait patterns, which can be controlled by the active motion intention of users. A multimodal human-robot interaction (HRI) system is established to enhance subject's active participation during gait rehabilitation, which includes cognitive human-robot interaction (cHRI) and physical human-robot interaction (pHRI)...
May 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504548/the-lumbar-neural-foramen-and-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections-an-anatomic-review-with-key-safety-considerations-in-planning-the-percutaneous-approach
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Jacob C Mandell, Gregory J Czuczman, Glenn C Gaviola, Varand Ghazikhanian, Charles H Cho
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the anatomy of the lumbar neural foramen and to describe techniques of transforaminal epidural steroid injections with emphasis on safety. Rare cases of paraplegia have been reported. CONCLUSION: Although no consensus currently exists about which approach is the safest, knowledge of the foraminal anatomy is a key consideration when choosing a needle approach for transforaminal epidural steroid injections.
May 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503468/extravasation-of-the-contrast-material-during-voiding-cystourethrography-in-a-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-patient-a-case-report
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Sohyun Kwon, Donghwi Park, Hoon Hoon Lee, Ju Seok Ryu
Neurogenic bladder is common in most spinal cord injury patients. Voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) is recommended in these patients to detect urinary tract complications. However, rare but serious complications may occur during VCUG, although VCUG is generally safe. There are several case reports of bladder rupture occurring in pediatric patients. Here, we report the first case of iatrogenic bladder rupture in an adult spinal cord injury patient in Korea. Particularly, extravasation of contrast without manual instillation has hardly ever been reported...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503326/incomplete-paraplegia-caused-by-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-a-patient-with-thalassemia-intermedia
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Nurhasyimah Hisamud-Din, Nadia Mohd Mustafah, Aishah Ahmad Fauzi, Natiara Mohamad Hashim
INTRODUCTION: Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is the production of blood cell precursors outside the bone marrow that occur in various hematological diseases. In patients with thalassemia intermedia, ineffective erythropoiesis drives compensatory EMH in the liver, pancreas, pleura, spleen, ribs and spine. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a patient with thalassemia intermedia who presented with acute neurological symptoms caused by paraspinal EMH, which responded well to combination therapy of steroid, hypertransfusion, laminectomy and excision of pseudotumor and hydroxyurea therapy to boost the formation of fetal haemoglobin...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503319/an-unexpected-delivery-pregnancy-experience-of-a-paraplegic-lady
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Nadia M Mustafah, Noriani A Bakar, Aishah A Fauzi, Norhayati Hussein
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury (SCI) has increased over the years, and so has the survival. Women with SCI remain fertile and have equal chance of pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: We described a case of a 29-year-old lady with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) resultant with paraplegia in 2008, who conceived naturally 2 years after the injury. She only had her antenatal check-up at a low-risk antenatal center throughout her pregnancy and was not referred to specialized obstetric care...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503316/recovery-of-supraspinal-control-of-leg-movement-in-a-chronic-complete-flaccid-paraplegic-man-after-continuous-low-frequency-pelvic-nerve-stimulation-and-fes-assisted-training
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Marc Possover, Axel Forman
INTRODUCTION: More than 30 years ago, functional electrical stimulation (FES) was developed as an orthotic system to be used for rehabilitation for SCI patients. In the present case report, FES-assisted training was combined with continuous low-frequency stimulation of the pelvic somatic nerves in a SCI patient. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on unexpected findings in a 41-year-old man with chronic complete flaccid paraplegia, since he was 18 years old, who underwent spinal stem cell therapy and a laparoscopic implantation of neuroprosthesis (LION procedure) in the pelvic lumbosacral nerves...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502191/a-novel-mutation-in-als2-associated-with-severe-and-progressive-infantile-onset-of-spastic-paralysis
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Huma Tariq, Shahid Mukhtar, Sadaf Naz
Infantile onset ascending spastic paralysis (IAHSP) is a type of recessively inherited spastic paraplegia. We investigated the clinical and genetic cause of a recessively inherited disorder in two siblings manifesting severe spasticity in the lower limbs which hindered their gait. A novel homozygous nonsense mutation c.1918 C > T (p.Arg640*) was identified after whole-exome sequencing within ALS2 in the DNA of both patients. The obligate carriers were heterozygous for the mutation and other unaffected members were homozygous for the wild type allele...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501434/risk-stratification-for-predicting-symptomatic-skeletal-events-sses-%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-breast-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastases
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Eiji Nakata, Shinsuke Sugihara, Shozo Osumi, Natsumi Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) affect many patients with bone metastases from breast cancer. However, predictive models of SSEs in patients with bone metastases from breast cancer have not been established for clinical use. The purpose of this study is to examine risk factors for SSEs in those patients and by combining these risk factors patients are classified into several groups. With this risk-stratification model, we can identify patients at higher risk of SSEs and require close follow-up to maintain ADL...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498970/results-of-a-multimodal-approach-for-the-management-of-aortic-coarctation-and-its-complications-in-adults
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Pierre-Emmanuel Noly, Valéry Legris-Falardeau, Reda Ibrahim, Ismaïl El-Hamamsy, Raymond Cartier, Yoan Lamarche, Denis Bouchard, Jean-François Dorval, Nancy Poirier, Philippe Demers
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the results of various tailored management strategies for adults with coarctation in our centre. METHODS: : We reviewed all adults patients treated for aortic caorctation between January 2000 and December 2015 in our institution. The primary end point was a composite of death, perioperative stroke, paraplegia, need for unplanned reoperation or occurrence of pseudoaneurysm during the follow-up. The mean follow-up was 82 ± 5 months...
May 11, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498910/extra-anatomical-bypass-in-complex-and-recurrent-aortic-coarctation-and-hypoplastic-arch%C3%A2
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Eva Maria Delmo Walter, Mariano Francisco Del Maria Javier, Roland Hetzer
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to report the selection schemes, technical variations and long-term outcome of extra-anatomical bypass to correct complex, recurrent aortic coarctation and hypoplastic aortic arch. METHODS: Between 1989 and 2012, 53 patients (mean age 13.2 ± 4.3, median 11.6, range 9-23 years) with complex aortic coarctation ( n  = 33; long-segment hypoplastic aortic arch in 15), recurrent coarctation ( n  = 20; anastomosic pseudoaneurysm in 10), underwent correction using extra-anatomical bypass, either with ( n  = 18: femoral bypass = 13, left heart bypass = 5) or without ( n  = 35) extracorporeal circulation via a left lateral thoracotomy ( n = 48) and combined median sternotomy and median laparotomy ( n  = 5)...
May 11, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498071/assessment-of-malpractice-claims-due-to-spinal-epidural-abscess
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J Mason DePasse, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, Mark A Palumbo, Alan H Daniels
OBJECTIVE Spinal epidural abscesses (SEAs) can be difficult to diagnose and may result in neurological compromise or even death. Delays in diagnosis or treatment may worsen the prognosis. While SEA presents a high risk for litigation, little is known about the medicolegal ramifications of this condition. An enhanced understanding of potential legal implications is important for practicing spine surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, and internists. METHODS The VerdictSearch database, a large legal-claims database, was queried for "epidural abscess"-related legal cases...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495799/studies-on-truncating-mutations-of-spast-associated-with-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-indicate-greater-accumulation-and-toxicity-of-the-m1-isoform-of-spastin
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Joanna M Solowska, Anand N Rao, Peter W Baas
The SPAST gene, which produces two isoforms (M1 and M87) of the microtubule-severing protein called spastin, is the chief gene mutated in hereditary spastic paraplegia. Haploinsufficiency is a popular explanation for the disease, in part because most of the over 200 pathogenic mutations of the gene are truncating, and expected to produce only vanishingly small amounts of shortened proteins. Here we studied two such mutations, N184X and S245X, and our results suggest another possibility. We found that the truncated M1 proteins can accumulate to notably higher levels than their truncated M87 or wild-type counterparts...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491902/de-novo-reep2-missense-mutation-in-pure-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia
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Ricardo H Roda, Alice B Schindler, Craig Blackstone
Alterations in proteins that regulate endoplasmic reticulum morphology are common causes of hereditary spastic paraplegia (SPG1-78, plus others). Mutations in the REEP1 gene that encodes an endoplasmic reticulum-shaping protein are well-known causes of SPG31, a common autosomal dominant spastic paraplegia. A closely-related gene, REEP2, is mutated in SPG72, with both autosomal and recessive inheritances. Here, we report a patient with a pure hereditary spastic paraplegia due to a de novo missense mutation (c...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488683/progressive-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-caused-by-a-homozygous-ky-mutation
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Yuval Yogev, Yonatan Perez, Iris Noyman, Anwar Abu Madegem, Hagit Flusser, Zamir Shorer, Eugene Cohen, Leonid Kachko, Analia Michaelovsky, Ruth Birk, Arie Koifman, Max Drabkin, Ohad Wormser, Daniel Halperin, Rotem Kadir, Ohad S Birk
Twelve individuals of consanguineous Bedouin kindred presented with autosomal recessive progressive spastic paraplegia evident as of age 0-24 months, with spasticity of lower limbs, hyperreflexia, toe walking and equinus deformity. Kyphoscolisois was evident in older patients. Most had atrophy of the lateral aspects of the tongue and few had intellectual disability. Nerve conduction velocity, electromyography and head and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging were normal in tested subjects. Muscle biopsy showed occasional central nuclei and fiber size variability with small angular fibers...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
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