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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533943/etiology-and-treatment-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Hernando Rafael, Juan Oscar David, Antonio Santiago Vilca
BACKGROUND: To date all researchers conclude that the etiology of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not known. On the contrary, since August 2009, we believe that disease is of ischemic origin in the anterior surface of the medulla oblongata. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We present our surgical experience into 45 patients with ALS (bulbar form in 36 cases and spinal form in 9). Preoperative MRI scans revealed microinfarcts in the medulla oblongata and/or cervical cord...
2017: American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527757/comparative-analysis-of-peri-operative-complications-between-a-multicenter-prospective-cervical-deformity-database-and-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample-database
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Peter G Passias, Samantha R Horn, Cyrus M Jalai, Gregory Poorman, Olivia J Bono, Subaraman Ramchandran, Justin S Smith, Justin K Scheer, Daniel M Sciubba, D Kojo Hamilton, Gregory Mundis, Cheongeun Oh, Eric O Klineberg, Virginie Lafage, Christopher I Shaffrey, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Complication rates for adult cervical deformity are poorly characterized given the complexity and heterogeneity of cases. PURPOSE: To compare peri-operative complication rates following adult cervical deformity corrective surgery between a prospective multi-center database for cervical deformity patients (PCD) and Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective review of prospective databases. PATIENT SAMPLE: 11,501 adult cervical deformity patients (11,379 patients from NIS and 122 patients from PCD database)...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527755/perioperative-neurologic-complications-during-spinal-fusion-surgery-incidence-and-trends
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Parthasarathy Thirumala, James Zhou, Piruthiviraj Natarajan, Jeffrey Balzer, Edward Dixon, David Okonkwo, D K Hamilton
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Perioperative neurologic complications after spine surgery may increase morbidity and healthcare costs related to the procedure. PURPOSE: We estimate the national incidence of perioperative neurologic complications following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), posterior cervical fusion, and thoracolumbar fusion procedures using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data from 1999 to 2011. Additionally, we identify risk factors for developing perioperative neurologic complications and the effects of these injuries on quantifiable patient outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525493/influence-of-myelography-and-postmyelographic-ct-on-therapeutic-decisions-in-degenerative-diseases-of-the-cervical-spine
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Thomas Westermaier, Christina Doerr, Christian Stetter, Thomas Linsenmann, Stefan Koehler, Joerg Eriskat, Laszlo Solymosi, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of clinical records and radiologic imaging by 3 independent reviewers to assess the indication for surgical treatment with and without myelography and postmyelographic computed tomography (MCT). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether myelography and MCT obtained in addition to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) influence therapeutic decisions in degenerative diseases of the cervical spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MRI has become the standard examination in spinal diseases...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525481/comparison-of-the-clinical-and-radiographic-results-between-cervical-artificial-disk-replacement-and-anterior-cervical-fusion-a-6-year-prospective-nonrandomized-comparative-study
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Wei Tian, Kai Yan, Xiao Han, Jie Yu, Peihao Jin, Xiaoguang Han
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term clinical and radiographic results of cervical artificial disk replacement (CADR) and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and to provide our evidence if CADR could reduce adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CADR is widely used in spine surgery today. Despite the short-term results of it having been ascertained, the long-term results are still under observation...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525480/a-new-entrance-technique-for-c2-pedicle-screw-placement-and-the-use-in-patients-with-atlantoaxial-instability
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Jia-Ming Liu, Jian Jiang, Zhi-Li Liu, Xin-Hua Long, Wen-Zhao Chen, Yang Zhou, Song Gao, Lai-Chang He, Shan-Hu Huang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study and a technique note. OBJECTIVES: To introduce a new entrance technique for C2 pedicle screw placement and to measure the related linear and angular parameters about the entrance point on computed tomography (CT) images. The safety of this technique for patients with atlantoaxial instability was also evaluated. BACKGROUND DATA: Although earlier studies have introduced different methods for C2 pedicle screw placement, the entry points and the angular parameters may be variable...
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/28525473/is-total-disk-replacement-a-cost-effective-treatment-for-cervical-degenerative-disk-disease
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Bernd Wiedenhöfer, Joachim Nacke, Mike Stephan, Wiltrud Richter, Claus Carstens, Markus Eichler
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness and clinical outcome of motion-preserving versus fusion procedures in cervical spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: During the last decade there has been a huge growth in spine surgery with a concurrent increase in the economic burden. Currently, there appear to be no differences in clinical outcome between cervical total disk replacement (TDR) and spinal fusion (SF)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524751/pseudogout-of-the-cervical-and-thoracic-spine-mimicking-infection-after-lumbar-fusion-case-report
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Kelly J Bridges, Carli L Bullis, Ajay Wanchu, Khoi D Than
Pseudogout is a form of acute calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease that typically afflicts the elderly. CPPD commonly involves larger joints, such as the knees, wrists, shoulders, and hips, and has been known to involve the spine. The authors report the case of a 66-year-old woman with a recent history of lumbar laminectomy and fusion who presented 5 weeks postprocedure with a clinical and radiographic picture consistent with multilevel skip lesions involving the cervical and thoracic spine, thoracic discitis, and epidural abscess...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520681/delayed-dural-leak-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-idiopathic-scoliosis-using-all-posterior-pedicle-screw-technique
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Lorena V Floccari, A Noelle Larson, Anthony A Stans, Jeremy Fogelson, Iikka Helenius
BACKGROUND: In pediatric patients, pedicle screws are malpositioned 5% to 15% of the time. Complications associated with malpositioned screws are infrequently reported in the literature. We present a series of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients who presented in a delayed manner with positional headache and chronic dural leak adjacent to the pedicle screw tract. METHODS: Scoliosis databases at 2 centers were reviewed, and cases of delayed positional headaches following posterior spinal fusion for AIS were identified...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515522/comparison-of-airtraq%C3%A2-mccoy%C3%A2-and-macintosh-laryngoscopes-for-endotracheal-intubation-in-patients-with-cervical-spine-immobilisation-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Vinod Hosalli, B K Arjun, Uday Ambi, Shivanand Hulakund
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The study aimed at comparing the performance of the novel optical Airtraq™ laryngoscope with the McCoy™ and conventional Macintosh laryngoscopes for ease of endotracheal intubation in patients with neck immobilisation using manual inline axial cervical spine stabilisation (MIAS) technique. METHODS: Ninety consenting American Society of Anaesthesiologist's physical status I-II patients, aged 18-60 years, scheduled for various surgeries requiring tracheal intubation were randomly assigned into three groups of thirty each to undergo intubation with Macintosh, Airtraq™, or McCoy™ laryngoscope with neck immobilisation by MIAS technique...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512617/vertebral-artery-injury-in-c2-3-epidural-schwannoma-resection-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Su Bum Lee, Chae Hong Rhim, Sung Woo Roh, Sang Ryong Jeon, Seung Chul Rhim
The incidence of vertebral artery (VA) injury (VAI) in posterior approach tumor resection surgery is extremely rare, but it can lead to serious complication. In this case, a 57-year-old man underwent surgery for resection of the tumor involving left epidural space and neural foramen at C2-3 level. Iatrogenic VAI occurred suddenly during tumor resection procedure using pituitary forceps. Immediate local hemostasis and maintaining of perfusion for reducing the risk of posterior circulation ischemia were performed...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508240/atlantoaxial-dislocation-and-os-odontoideum-in-two-identical-twins-perspectives-on-etiology
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Xiangsheng Tang, Mingsheng Tan, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Qingying Hao
PURPOSE: There are two theories about the origin of os odontoideum: traumatic or congenital. However, most studies favor the hypothesis of traumatic theory. To emphasize the congenital theory, we report a pair of identical twins both with atlantoaxial dislocation and os odontoideum, which is believed to be a congenital defect. METHODS: We present two 14-year-old identical twins with atlantoaxial dislocation and os odontoideum. Neither of the twins had history of trauma in head nor cervical spine...
May 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507880/risk-and-cost-of-reoperation-after-single-level-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-a-large-database-study
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Arash J Sayari, Alexander Tuchman, Jeremiah R Cohen, Patrick C Hsieh, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk of undergoing another cervical spine surgery after single-level posterior cervical foraminotomy (PCF) and analyze the costs of such reoperations. METHODS: Using the PearlDiver database, we created database algorithms to identify cohorts of patients who underwent single-level PCF and also had various reoperations of interest, within 1, 2, and 4 years of follow-up. We also identified the per-patient average charge (PPAC) for each reoperation cohort...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505957/spindle-cell-type-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-arising-in-benign-schwannoma-with-multiple-intraosseous-spinal-metastasis-a-case-report
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Jae Yoon Chung, Sung Sun Kim, Sung Kyu Kim
BACKGROUND: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) arising in benign schwannoma with multiple intraosseous spinal metastasis is extremely rare, having a highly aggressive progression and poor prognosis. In such cases, the malignant cells of MPNST usually have an epithelioid morphology. Here, the authors present a very rare case of spindle cell type MPNST arising in benign schwannoma. CASE: A 47-year-old woman had a history of wide marginal excision of right buttock spindle cell sarcoma previously...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501956/an-in-vitro-evaluation-of-sagittal-alignment-in-the-cervical-spine-after-insertion-of-supraphysiologic-lordotic-implants
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Donald J Blaskiewicz, Jeffrey E Harris, Patrick P Han, Alexander W Turner, Gregory M Mundis
PURPOSE: Cervical spine malalignment can develop as a consequence of degenerative disc disease or following spinal surgery. When normal sagittal alignment of the spine is disrupted, further degeneration may occur adjacent to the deformity. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in lordosis and sagittal alignment in the cervical spine after insertion of supraphysiologic lordotic implants. METHODS: Eight cadaveric cervical spines (Occiput-T1) were tested...
May 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501759/resource-utilization-for-non-operative-cervical-radiculopathy-management-by-surgeons-versus-non-surgeons
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Sophie H Chung, Daniel D Bohl, Jonathan T Paul, Jeffrey A Rihn, James S Harrop, Zoher Ghogawala, Alan S Hilibrand, Jonathan N Grauer
OBJECTIVES: To compare the estimated resource utilization for non-operative treatment of cervical radiculopathy if managed by surgeons versus non-surgeons. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A Cervical Spine Research Society-sponsored survey was administered at a national spine surgery conference to surgeons and non-surgeons, as classified above. The survey asked questions regarding resource utilization and perceived costs for the "average patient" with cervical radiculopathy managed non-operatively...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498292/the-effects-of-conflicts-of-interest-on-practice-patterns-and-complication-rates-in-spine-surgery
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Ralph W Cook, Joseph A Weiner, Michael S Schallmo, Danielle S Chun, Kathryn A Barth, Sameer K Singh, Wellington K Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether financial relationships with industry had any impact on operative and/or complication rates of spine surgeons performing fusion surgeries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent actions from Congress and the Institute of Medicine have highlighted the importance of conflicts of interest among physicians. Orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons have been identified as receiving the highest amount of industry payments among all specialties...
May 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498291/multi-level-3d-printing-implant-for-reconstructing-cervical-spine-with-metastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Xiucan Li, Yiguo Wang, Yongfei Zhao, Jianheng Liu, Songhua Xiao, Keya Mao
STUDY DESIGN: A unique case report. OBJECTIVE: A three-dimensional (3D) printing technology is proposed for reconstructing multi-level cervical spine (C2-C4) after resection of metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma in a middle-age female patient. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Papillary thyroid carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm with a relatively favorable prognosis. A metastatic lesion in multi-level cervical spine (C2-C4) destroys neurological functions and causes local instability...
May 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498073/does-the-mesodermal-derangement-in-chiari-type-i-malformation-extend-to-the-cervical-spine-evidence-from-an-analytical-morphometric-study-on-cervical-paraspinal-muscles
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Sumit Thakar, Avinash Kurudi Siddappa, Saritha Aryan, Dilip Mohan, Narayanam Anantha Sai Kiran, Alangar S Hegde
OBJECTIVE The mesodermal derangement in Chiari Type I malformation (CMI) has been postulated to encompass the cervical spine. The objectives of this study were to assess the cross-sectional areas (CSAs) of cervical paraspinal muscles (PSMs) in patients with CMI without syringomyelia, compare them with those in non-CMI subjects, and evaluate their correlations with various factors. METHODS In this retrospective study, the CSAs of cervical PSMs in 25 patients were calculated on T2-weighted axial MR images and computed as ratios with respect to the corresponding vertebral body areas...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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