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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318982/vertebral-artery-injury-in-patients-with-isolated-transverse-process-fractures
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Phillip A Bonney, Joshua D Burks, Andrew K Conner, Chad A Glenn, Cordell M Baker, Ahmed A Cheema, Jacob B Archer, Bryan E Buster, Roxie M Albrecht, Bradley N Bohnstedt
We sought to assess the rate of CTA-diagnosed vertebral artery injury in patients with isolated transverse process fractures, with and without extension into the transverse foramen, in the blunt-trauma population served by our hospital. We queried our universities trauma registry between January 2009 and July 2014 for ICD-9 codes pertaining to cervical spine fractures. Of 330 patients identified, 45 patients had fractures limited to the transverse process and were selected for the study population. For each patient identified, demographics, injury mechanism, imaging reports, angiography findings, and treatments were recorded...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314417/an-algorithmic-approach-to-triaging-facial-trauma-on-the-sidelines
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REVIEW
Kristi Colbenson
On-the-field evaluation of facial trauma requires a focused initial assessment of the patient's airway and breathing with a knowledge of the critical associated injuries. The initial triage in facial trauma involves assessing and protecting the athlete's airway, breathing, and cervical spine. The algorithm then requires a repeat evaluation for subtle causes of airway obstruction and aspiration risks. Final steps include control of hemorrhage, recognition of neurologic and ophthalmologic disability, and complete exposure of the athlete to examine for other associated injury...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306628/pediatric-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiographic-abnormality-in-the-era-of-advanced-imaging
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Caitlin A Farrell, Megan Hannon, Lois K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review describes the current evidence on pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) with attention to the definition, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the condition, as well as common MRI findings, management strategies, and outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature demonstrates that with more widespread MRI use, our understanding of SCIWORA has improved. The new literature, although still limited, provides a more granular conceptualization of patterns of injury as well as potential prognostic stratification of patients based on MRI findings...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303708/the-assessment-of-the-ionizing-radiation-dose-received-by-patients-during-some-diagnostic-x-ray-examinations-carried-out-on-the-basis-of-the-working-procedures-in-the-health-care-entities
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Marcin Bekas, Elżbieta Waśniewska, Adam Wardziński, Kamil Wieprzowski
Background: X-ray examination is a popular and universally used injury and disease diagnostic method. A distinctive X ray examination feature is that it can be done quickly which is extremely important in case of the need for rapid diagnosis of patients in life threatening condition. Another advantage of the X-ray examinations is also relatively low cost of carry. However, X-ray examination involve adverse health effects. During the examination the patient is subjected to ionizing radiation that might have impact on his health...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298577/trauma-imaging-a-literature-review
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Jason Heath Vela, Christopher Ira Wertz, Kimberly L Onstott, Joss R Wertz
PURPOSE: To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. METHODS: Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. DISCUSSION: Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294643/a-videofluoroscopy-based-tracking-algorithm-for-quantifying-the-time-course-of-human-intervertebral-displacements
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Christian Balkovec, Jim H Veldhuis, John W Baird, G Wayne Brodland, Stuart M McGill
The motions of individual intervertebral joints can affect spine motion, injury risk, deterioration, pain, treatment strategies, and clinical outcomes. Since standard kinematic methods do not provide precise time-course details about individual vertebrae and intervertebral motions, information that could be useful for scientific advancement and clinical assessment, we developed an iterative template matching algorithm to obtain this data from videofluoroscopy images. To assess the bias of our approach, vertebrae in an intact porcine spine were tracked and compared to the motions of high-contrast markers...
March 15, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286279/management-of-esophageal-and-pharyngeal-perforation-as-complications-of-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Moo Sung Kang, Kyung Hyun Kim, Jeong Yoon Park, Sung Uk Kuh, Dong Kyu Chin, Byung Ho Jin, Keun Su Kim, Yong Eun Cho
OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience in treating esophageal and pharyngeal perforation after anterior cervical spine surgery. METHODS: Six patients with esophageal injury and one patient with pharyngeal injury after anterior cervical spinal surgery, managed at our department between 2000 and 2015, were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: During the study period, seven patients (six male and one female; mean age, 45 years) presented with esophageal perforation...
March 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274471/the-nexus-criteria-are-insufficient-to-exclude-cervical-spine-fractures-in-older-blunt-trauma-patients
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Gabriel Paykin, Gerard O'Reilly, Helen M Ackland, Biswadev Mitra
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria are used to assess the need for imaging to evaluate cervical spine integrity after injury. The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity of the NEXUS criteria in older blunt trauma patients. METHODS: Patients aged 65 years or older presenting between 1st July 2010 and 30th June 2014 and diagnosed with cervical spine fractures were identified from the institutional trauma registry...
February 22, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264242/polyetheretherketone-cage-with-demineralized-bone-matrix-can-replace-iliac-crest-autografts-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-in-subaxial-cervical-spine-injuries
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Soo-Han Kim, Jung-Kil Lee, Jae-Won Jang, Hyun-Woong Park, Hyuk Hur
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients with subaxial cervical injury who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with autologous iliac bone graft or polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages using demineralized bone matrix (DBM). METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2010, 70 patients who underwent one-level ACDF with plate fixation for post-traumatic subaxial cervical spinal injury in a single institution were retrospectively investigated...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258310/head-injuries-and-the-risk-of-concurrent-cervical-spine-fractures
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Tuomo Thesleff, Anneli Kataja, Juha Öhman, Teemu M Luoto
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine injuries of variable severity are common among patients with an acute traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hypothesised that TBI patients with positive head computed tomography (CT) scans would have a significantly higher risk of having an associated cervical spine fracture compared to patients with negative head CT scans. METHOD: This widely generalisable retrospective sample was derived from 3,023 consecutive patients, who, due to an acute head injury (HI), underwent head CT at the Emergency Department of Tampere University Hospital (August 2010-July 2012)...
March 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256741/osteoporosis-is-the-most-important-risk-factor-for-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly
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Johannes Kaesmacher, Claudia Schweizer, Alexander Valentinitsch, Thomas Baum, Anna Rienmüller, Bernhard Meyer, Jan S Kirschke, Yu-Mi Ryang
BACKGROUND: Traumatic odontoid fractures (TOFs) have been described as the most common injury affecting the C-spine in the elderly. Previous studies have identified degenerative changes and bone loss as important predisposing factors. However, their interaction and respective age-adjusted impact needs further clarification. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 5303 patients (≥60 years) admitted to a level-I trauma center between 01/2008-01/2016 who underwent CT imaging of the C-spine...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254602/evaluation-of-a-traumatic-vertebral-artery-occlusion
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Jaclyn J Renfrow, Mark B Frenkel, Matthew S Edwards, John A Wilson
BACKGROUND: Penetrating neck injury occurs in 5-10% of all trauma cases and carries a significant burden of morbidity and mortality (15%). We describe the evaluation and management of a 25 year-old man shot in the neck with occlusion of the left vertebral artery from its origin to C6. This is a case report where medical data was retrospectively analyzed with institutional IRB approval. CASE DESCRIPTION: Neurologic examination revealed paresthesias and dysesthesias in a left C8 dermatomal distribution...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254420/comparison-of-the-technique-of-anterior-cervical-distraction-and-screw-elevating-pulling-reduction-and-conventional-anterior-cervical-reduction-technique-for-traumatic-cervical-spine-fractures-and-dislocations
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REVIEW
Haoxi Li, Yufeng Huang, Changzhi Cheng, Zhoudan Lin, Desheng Wu
INTRODUCTION: To analyze and confirm the advantages of anterior cervical distraction and screw elevating-pulling reduction which are absent in conventional anterior cervical reduction for traumatic cervical spine fractures and dislocations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 86 patients with traumatic cervical spine fractures and dislocations who received one-stage anterior approach treatment for a distraction-flexion injury with bilateral locked facet joints between January 2010 and June 2015...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250641/traumatic-high-grade-spondylolisthesis-at-c7-t1-with-no-neurological-deficits-case-series-literature-review-and-biomechanical-implications
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Ha Son Nguyen, Hesham Soliman, Shekar Kurpad
Traumatic high-grade spondylolisthesis in subaxial cervical spine is frequently associated with acute spinal cord injury and quadriparesis. There have been rare cases where such pathology demonstrates minimal to no neurological deficits. Assessment of the underlying biomechanics may provide insight into the mechanism of injury and associated neurological preservation. Patient 1 is a 63-year-old female presenting after a motor vehicle collision with significant right arm pain without neurological deficits. Imaging demonstrated C7/T1 spondyloptosis, associated with a locked facet on the left at C6/7 and a locked facet on the right at C7/T1, with a fracture of the left C7 pedicle and right C7 lamina...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250639/patient-reported-outcome-following-nonsurgical-management-of-type-ii-odontoid-process-fractures-in-adults
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Maged D Fam, Hussein A Zeineddine, Rafiq Muhammed Nassir, Pragnesh Bhatt, Mahmoud H Kamel
BACKGROUND: Transverse (type II) odontoid process fracture is among the most commonly encountered cervical spine fractures. Nonsurgical management through external immobilization is occasionally preferred to surgical management but is criticized for its higher rates of failure and lower patient satisfaction. Our aim is to analyze patient-reported outcomes in patients who underwent nonsurgical treatment for type II odontoid fractures. METHODS: We identified patients >18-year-old who underwent external immobilization as a treatment for isolated type II odontoid fracture between 2007 and 2012...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248865/interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-after-whiplash-injury-an-observational-prospective-5-years-outcome-study
#16
Philipp Haiduk, Thomas Benz, Susanne Lehmann, Francoise Gysi-Klaus, André Aeschlimann, Beat A Michel, Felix Angst
Whiplash injury associated disorders (WAD) cause high costs for public health care. Neck pain is number 16 on the global prevalence lists for the 50 most common sequelae. It is of importance to obtain long-term data on disability and working capacity outcomes after rehabilitation. Long-term prospective data of the outcome course of whiplash are sparse. The aim of this study was to quantify improvements of pain, function/role performance, vitality, and working capacity 5 years after whiplash injury and to compare the state of health to normative values at 5 years after rehabilitation...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247075/cervical-facet-dislocations-in-the-adolescent-population-a-report-of-21-cases-at-a-level-1-trauma-center-from-2004-to-2014
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Alireza K Anissipour, Julie Agel, Carlo Bellabarba, Richard J Bransford
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to present a series of adolescent patients with cervical facet dislocations to identify the mechanism of injury, severity of neurological injury and rate of neurological recovery. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2014, a retrospective review at a level I trauma center identified patients with unilateral or bilateral dislocated facet(s). Demographic data, initial neurological exams, surgical data, radiographic findings, and follow-up records were reviewed...
February 28, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247074/early-versus-delayed-reduction-of-cervical-spine-dislocation-with-complete-motor-paralysis-a-multicenter-study
#18
Kosei Nagata, Koichi Inokuchi, Hirotaka Chikuda, Keisuke Ishii, Atsuki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kanai, Hiroyuki Nakarai, Kota Miyoshi
PURPOSE: Reduction of cervical facet dislocation should be performed as soon as possible to depressurize neuron cells although some randomized control studies defined early reduction as over 24 h after trauma. The purpose of this study was to define the actual time limit for early reduction in patients with complete motor paralysis. METHODS: Cervical spine dislocation patients with complete motor paralysis admitted between April 2007 and December 2014 were analyzed as retrospective cohort study...
February 28, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245730/peripheral-nervous-system-injury-after-high-dose-single-fraction-image-guided-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-spine-tumors
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Michael D Stubblefield, Katarzyna Ibanez, Elyn R Riedel, Ori Barzilai, Ilya Laufer, Eric Lis, Yoshiya Yamada, Mark H Bilsky
OBJECTIVE The object of this study was to determine the percentage of high-dose (1800-2600 cGy) single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SF-SRS) treatments to the spine that result in peripheral nervous system (PNS) injury. METHODS All patients treated with SF-SRS for primary or metastatic spine tumors between January 2004 and May 2013 and referred to the Rehabilitation Medicine Service for evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, or functional impairments or pain were retrospectively identified...
March 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243363/a-novel-patient-specific-drill-guide-template-for-pedicle-screw-insertion-into-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-utilizing-stereolithographic-modelling-an-in-vitro-study
#20
Rafael Cruz Bundoc, Giorgio De Guzman Delgado, Samuel Arsenio Munoz Grozman
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy and feasibility of cervical pedicle screw (CPS) insertion into the subaxial cervical spine placed using a patient-specific drill guide template constructed from a stereolithographic model. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: CPS fixation is an invaluable tool for posterior cervical fixation because of its biomechanical advantages. The major drawback is its narrow corridor that allows very little clearance for neural and vascular injuries...
February 2017: Asian Spine Journal
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