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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937462/instability-in-thoracolumbar-trauma-is-a-new-definition-warranted
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Salman Abbasi Fard, Jesse Skoch, Mauricio J Avila, Apar S Patel, Kamran V Sattarov, Christina M Walter, Ali A Baaj
STUDY DESIGN: Review of the articles. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review all articles related to spinal instability to determine a consensus statement for a contemporary, practical definition applicable to thoracolumbar injuries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine are common. These injuries can result in neurological deficits, disability, deformity, pain, and represent a great economic burden to society...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936912/epidural-hematoma-development-contralateral-to-dura-after-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection
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Semih Gungor, Rohit Aiyer
AIM: To illustrate the anatomical and pathophysiological risks of epidural hematoma formation, other than direct needle trauma, after lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection in the setting of severe central canal stenosis. CASE REPORT: This case report presents the development of an epidural hematoma after lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection in a patient who has anatomical risk factor of severe lumbar spinal stenosis. The anatomic location of epidural hematoma was at the injected level, but on the contralateral side of the dura at a distance from the needle path...
September 22, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935700/mitochondrial-based-therapeutics-for-the-treatment-of-spinal-cord-injury-mitochondrial-biogenesis-as-a-potential-pharmacological-target
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Natalie E Scholpa, Rick G Schnellmann
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by an initial trauma followed by a progressive cascade of damage referred to as secondary injury. A hallmark of secondary injury is vascular disruption leading to vasoconstriction and decreased oxygen delivery, directly reducing the ability of mitochondria to maintain homeostasis, leading to loss of ATP-dependent cellular functions, calcium overload, excitotoxicity and oxidative stress, further exacerbating injury. Restoration of mitochondria dysfunction during the acute phases of secondary injury post-SCI represents a potentially effective therapeutic strategy...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935352/post-traumatic-cervical-spine-epidural-hematoma-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Pedro A Ricart, Ravi Verma, Steven J Fineberg, Kyle Y Fink, Paul A Lucas, Yungtai Lo, David E Asprinio, Louis F Amorosa
BACKGROUND: The incidence and risk factors for post-traumatic cervical epidural hematoma are not well described in the current literature. Our aim was to determine the incidence and associated risk factors for post-traumatic cervical spine epidural hematoma (SEH). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of our institution's prospectively collected data submitted to the state trauma registry, using ICD-9 codes, for all patients activated as a trauma with cervical spine injuries, between the years 2010 and 2014...
August 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931824/boosted-regeneration-and-reduced-denervated-muscle-atrophy-by-neuroheal-in-a-pre-clinical-model-of-lumbar-root-avulsion-with-delayed-reimplantation
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David Romeo-Guitart, Joaquim Forés, Xavier Navarro, Caty Casas
The "gold standard" treatment of patients with spinal root injuries consists of delayed surgical reconnection of nerves. The sooner, the better, but problems such as injury-induced motor neuronal death and muscle atrophy due to long-term denervation mean that normal movement is not restored. Herein we describe a preclinical model of root avulsion with delayed reimplantation of lumbar roots that was used to establish a new adjuvant pharmacological treatment. Chronic treatment (up to 6 months) with NeuroHeal, a new combination drug therapy identified using a systems biology approach, exerted long-lasting neuroprotection, reduced gliosis and matrix proteoglycan content, accelerated nerve regeneration by activating the AKT pathway, promoted the formation of functional neuromuscular junctions, and reduced denervation-induced muscular atrophy...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930904/spontaneous-reduction-of-fractured-thoracolumbar-spine-with-complete-dislocation-case-report-with-literature-review
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Chen Zhao, Bing Zhang, Jiandang Shi, Yaping Li, Long Pang
Fractures and dislocations with complete lateral displacement of the spine at the lumbar and thoracic levels are some of the most severe types of thoracolumbar trauma. They are usually caused by high-energy trauma and accompanied by extreme, life-threatening injuries and neurological deficits that vary in severity, which may delay operative intervention. It is often difficult to reduce such a complex fracture-dislocation because of the force that the muscles exert on the bone and the injured part of the spinal cord...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928589/laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-under-segmental-thoracic-spinal-anesthesia-a-feasible-economical-alternative
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Aditya Kumar Kejriwal, Shaheen Begum, Gopal Krishan, Richa Agrawal
Laparoscopic surgery is normally performed under general anesthesia, but regional techniques like thoracic epidural and lumbar spinal have been emerging and found beneficial. We performed a clinical case study of segmental thoracic spinal anaesthesia in a healthy patient. We selected an ASA grade I patient undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy and gave spinal anesthetic in T10-11 interspace using 1 ml of bupivacaine 5 mg ml(-1) mixed with 0.5 ml of fentanyl 50 μg ml(-1). Other drugs were only given (systemically) to manage patient anxiety, pain, nausea, hypotension, or pruritus during or after surgery...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928193/the-course-and-prognostic-factors-of-cognitive-status-after-central-nervous-system-trauma-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Tatyana Mollayeva, Nicole Pacheco, Andrea D'Souza, Angela Colantonio
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the most disabling injuries, resulting in a range of cognitive impairments. Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often occurs in conjunction with TBI; the two are best considered together in the context of trauma to the central nervous system (CNS). Despite strong indications of cognitive dysfunction in CNS trauma, little is known about its natural history or relationship with other factors. The current protocol outlines a strategy for a systematic review of the current evidence examining CNS trauma as a prognostic factor of cognitive decline in the adult population...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927908/the-impact-of-the-standard-american-diet-in-rats-effects-on-behavior-physiology-and-recovery-from-inflammatory-injury
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Stacie K Totsch, Tammie L Quinn, Larissa J Strath, Laura J McMeekin, Rita M Cowell, Barbara A Gower, Robert E Sorge
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity is a significant health concern in the Western world and the presence of comorbid conditions suggests an interaction. The overlapping distributions of chronic pain populations and obesity suggests that an interaction may exist. Poor quality diet (high carbohydrates, saturated fats, omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids) can lead to increased adiposity which can activate immune cells independent of the activating effect of the diet components themselves. This dual action can contribute to chronic inflammation that may alter susceptibility to chronic pain and prolong recovery from injury...
September 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921731/inter-observer-agreement-in-pediatric-cervical-spine-injury-assessment-between-prehospital-and-emergency-department-providers
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Lorin R Browne, Hamilton Schwartz, Fahd A Ahmad, Michael Wallendorf, Nathan Kuppermann, E Brooke Lerner, Julie C Leonard
BACKGROUND: Investigators have derived cervical spine injury (CSI) decision support tools from physician observations. There is a need to demonstrate that prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) providers can use these tools to appropriately determine the need for spinal motion restrictions and make field disposition decisions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the inter-observer agreement between EMS and emergency department (ED) providers for CSI risk assessment variables and overall gestalt for CSI in children after blunt trauma...
September 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921700/low-dose-fractionated-irradiation-promotes-axonal-regeneration-beyond-reactive-gliosis-and-facilitates-locomotor-function-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-beagle-dogs
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Qiang Zhang, Ying Xiong, Bo Zhu, Bifeng Zhu, Daishi Tian, Wei Wang
Injury to the adult central nervous system (CNS) results in the formation of glial scar tissues. Glial scar-induced failure of regenerative axon pathfinding may limit axon regrowth beyond the lesion site and cause incorrect reinnervation and dystrophic appearance of stalled growth after CNS trauma. Glial scars also upregulate chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) and expression of proinflammatory factor(s) that form a barrier to axonal regeneration. Therefore, interventions for glial scarring are an attractive strategy for augmenting axonal sprouting and regeneration and overcoming the physical and molecular barriers impeding functional repair...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921600/injury-patterns-sustained-in-fatal-motor-vehicle-collisions-with-driver-s-third-generation-airbag-deployment
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Mariya Kuk, Michael J Shkrum
The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario database for 2011-2012 was used to compare fatal injury patterns in drivers whose third-generation airbags deployed compared to first- and second-generation airbag deployments and airbag nondeployments with and without seatbelt use. There were 110 frontal and offset frontal crashes analyzed. The small sample size meant that the odds of craniocerebral, cervical spinal, thoracic, and abdominal injuries were not statistically different for airbag generation, deployment status, and seatbelt use; however, the risk of fatal thoracic injuries in third- and second-generation cases was increased...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913640/case-report-of-kummell-s-disease-with-delayed-onset-myelopathy-and-the-literature-review
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Salvatore D'Oria, Carlo Delvecchio, Mariagrazia Dibenedetto, Francesco Zizza, Carlo Somma
INTRODUCTION: Kummell's disease is an avascular necrosis of the vertebral body, secondary to a vertebral compression fracture. This entity is characterised by the gradual development in time of a vertebral body collapse following a trivial spinal trauma, involving a worsening back pain associated with a progressive kyphosis. PURPOSES: The aim of this article is to carry out an international literature review regarding Kummell's disease, addressing its physiopathology, histopathology, clinical presentation, radiological characteristics and treatment modalities; at the same time, the literature is updated through the description of a new and interesting case, symbol of the pathology long-term potential complications, if not diagnosed and therefore not suitably treated...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913385/closed-internal-degloving-of-the-flank
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Lindsay F Remy, Jacob Azurdia, Ashraf Fansa, Nabil A Ebraheim
Originally described in 1853 by Dr. Morel-Lavellee, closed internal degloving injuries represent an important, although uncommon, source of morbidity in trauma patients. These injuries are typically the result of a shearing or crushing force that traumatically separates the skin and subcutaneous tissue from the underlying fat. This results in disruption of perforating blood vessels and lymphatics, leading to hematoma/seroma formation. We describe two cases in which industrial crush injuries resulted in lumbar transverse process fracture...
July 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912021/association-between-spinal-immobilization-and-survival-at-discharge-for-on-scene-blunt-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yusuke Tsutsumi, Shingo Fukuma, Asuka Tsuchiya, Tatsuyoshi Ikenoue, Yosuke Yamamoto, Sayaka Shimizu, Miho Kimachi, Shunichi Fukuhara
INTRODUCTION: Spinal immobilization has been indicated for all blunt trauma patients suspected of having cervical spine injury. However, for traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) patients, rapid transportation without compromising potentially reversible causes is necessary. Our objective was to investigate the temporal trend of spinal immobilization for TCA patients and to examine the association between spinal immobilization and survival. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the Japan Trauma Data Bank 2004-2015 registry data...
September 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905370/neuromodulation-and-devices-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
#16
Kevin Weber
PREMISE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain disorder that has been studied for decades. Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) is either idiopathic or caused by neurovascular compression. The related painful trigeminal neuropathies are often secondary to other causes, such as multiple sclerosis or trauma. PROBLEM: Therapies for trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathy have often been pharmacologic or surgical. Pharmacologic therapies are not effective in some cases and often cause side effects, some substantial...
September 14, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904572/outcome-predictors-in-pediatric-head-trauma-a-study-of-clinicoradiological-factors
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Kanwaljeet Garg, Ravi Sharma, Deepak Gupta, Sumit Sinha, Guru Dutt Satyarthee, Deepak Agarwal, Shashank Sarad Kale, Bhawani Shankar Sharma, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability among children. About 70%-80% of the accidental deaths in pediatric age group result directly from central nervous system lesions. METHODS: The purpose of our study was to study all the patients of ≤18 years of age with head or spinal injury admitted in neurointensive care unit at our center, an apex trauma center in a developing country, between June 2009 and September 2011...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899787/differential-expression-of-ryanodine-receptor-isoforms-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Nicolas Pelisch, Cynthia Gomes, Jacqueline M Nally, Jeffrey C Petruska, David P Stirling
Ryanodine receptors (RyRs) are highly conductive intracellular Ca(2+) release channels and are widely expressed in many tissues, including the central nervous system. RyRs have been implicated in intracellular Ca(2+) overload which can drive secondary damage following traumatic injury to the spinal cord (SCI), but the spatiotemporal expression of the three isoforms of RyRs (RyR1-3) after SCI remains unknown. Here, we analyzed the gene and protein expression of RyR isoforms in the murine lumbar dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and the spinal cord lesion site at 1, 2 and 7 d after a mild contusion SCI...
September 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891205/effects-on-jaw-function-shortly-after-whiplash-trauma
#19
Ewa Lampa, Anders Wänman, Erik Nordh, Birgitta Häggman-Henrikson
Normal jaw function involves muscles and joints of both jaw and neck. A whiplash trauma may disturb the integrated jaw-neck sensory-motor function and thereby impair chewing ability, however, it is not known if such impairment is present shortly after a neck trauma or develops over time. The aim was to evaluate jaw function after a recent whiplash trauma. Eighty cases (47 women) were examined within one month after a whiplash trauma and compared to 80 controls (47 women) without neck trauma. Participants completed the Jaw disability checklist (JDC) and Neck Disability Index (NDI) questionnaires and performed a 5-minute chewing test...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890064/evaluating-the-utilization-of-prophylactic-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-trauma-patients
#20
Lloyd M Jones, Quyen D Chu, Navdeep Samra, Bo Hu, Wayne W Zhang, Tze-Woei Tan
BACKGROUND: The lack of evidence-based guidelines on the use of prophylactic inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) in patients after trauma has led to variation of its application. We seek to understand the national trend of the use of prophylactic IVCF in a trauma population. 

 METHODS: A retrospective review of the National Trauma Databank (2002-2014) was performed to identify patients who received an IVCF after trauma. Those without a pre-existing venous thromboembolism (VTE) or discharge diagnosis of VTE were classified as receiving prophylactic IVCF...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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