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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539658/functional-compressive-mechanics-and-tissue-biocompatibility-of-an-injectable-sf-pu-hydrogel-for-nucleus-pulposus-replacement
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Jingen Hu, Yang Lu, Ling Cai, Kwabena Gyabaah Owusu-Ansah, Gewen Xu, Feilong Han, Junjie Bao, Xiangjin Lin, Yiping Huang
In spinal degenerative disease, an injectable liquid hydrogel can fill in defect entirely, lessen the danger of implant relocation and following loss of disc height, minimizing the operative trauma. Here, we propose an injectable in-situ chemically cross-linked hydrogel by a two-component reaction of liquid silk fibroin with liquid polyurethane at physiological temperature conditions. Confined compression tests and fatigue tests were reported to assess physical properties of the hydrogel. Impact of different diameter on the biomechanical behaviours was tested to evaluate the clinical potentiality of the hydrogel for replacing nucleus pulposus...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538607/evaluation-of-highest-level-pediatric-trauma-activation-criteria
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Jessica A Zagory, Minna M Wieck, Brooke E Lerner, Suzanne Moody, Richard A Falcone, Rita V Burke
BACKGROUND: Despite the presence of a tiered in-hospital trauma triage system for the past decade, trauma centers still struggle with a definitive list of highest level activation criteria. In 2002, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) mandated 6 criteria for highest level activation. However, it is unknown if pediatric trauma centers follow these criteria. The purpose of this study is to identify and categorize the highest level pediatric trauma criteria used by pediatric trauma centers in the United States...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534496/definitions-of-traumatic-conus-medullaris-and-cauda-equina-syndrome-a-systematic-literature-review
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E Brouwers, H van de Meent, A Curt, B Starremans, A Hosman, R Bartels
STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review. OBJECTIVES: Conus medullaris syndrome (CMS) and cauda equina syndrome (CES) are well-known neurological entities. It is assumed that these syndromes are different regarding neurological and functional prognosis. However, literature concerning spinal trauma is ambiguous about the exact definition of the syndromes. METHODS: A MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane literature search was performed. We included original articles in which clinical descriptions of CMS and/or CES were mentioned in patients following trauma to the thoracolumbar spine...
May 23, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533989/iatrogenic-spinal-subdural-extra-arachnoid-hygroma-following-uncomplicated-lumbar-decompression
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Benjamin D Elder, Wataru Ishida, Rory C Goodwin, Ali Bydon
Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) have been reported in the current literature as either an idiopathic disease or exceedingly rare sequelae after lumbar puncture, spinal trauma, or meningitis. Other studies have more appropriately termed the iatrogenic pathology as a spinal subdural extra-arachnoid hygroma (SSEH), as there is not often a clear cyst wall as in a true arachnoid cyst. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of the previous studies described an SSEH following uncomplicated posterior lumbar surgery, as they have previously involved clear durotomies during the initial operation...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523383/anterior-sacral-meningocele-presenting-as-intracystic-bleeding
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Ignacio Javier Gilete-Tejero, Marta Ortega-Martínez, Jacinto Mata-Gómez, María Rico-Cotelo, Luis Miguel Bernal-García, Beatriz Yerga-Lorenzana, Ignacio Casado-Naranjo
PURPOSE: To report a case of anterior sacral meningocele with intralesional bleeding secondary to sacrococcygeal trauma. Likewise, there is a discussion about the physiopathology and the surgical approach to these types of lesions. METHODS: A 43-year-old man diagnosed with Marfan syndrome suffered sacrococcygeal trauma. He was admitted to the emergency room due to symptoms of headache, nausea, and lower limb subjective weakness. CT and MRI showed a large retroperitoneal mass with hemorrhagic content close to the sacrum...
May 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521343/tarlov-cyst-causing-sacral-insufficiency-fracture
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Ross C Puffer, Marcus J Gates, William Copeland, William E Krauss, Jeremy Fogelson
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Tarlov cysts, also known as perineural cysts, have been described as meningeal dilations of the spinal nerve root sheath between the peri- and endoneurium at the dorsal root ganglion. Most often they are found in the sacrum involving the nerve roots. Normally asymptomatic, they have been reported to present with radiculopathy, paresthesias, and even urinary or bowel dysfunction. Sacral insufficiency has not been a well-documented presentation. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The patient is a 38-year-old female who started to develop left low back pain and buttock pain that rapidly progressed into severe pain with some radiation down the posterior aspect of her left leg...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516217/prenatal-surgery-for-myelomeningocele-review-of-the-literature-and-future-directions
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Gregory G Heuer, Julie S Moldenhauer, N Scott Adzick
Open spina bifida or myelomeningocele (MMC) is one of the most common serious congenital malformations. Historically, this condition has been treated with closure of the MMC defect shortly after birth. The goal of postnatal closure is to cover the exposed spinal cord and prevent infection. However, postnatal surgery does not reverse or prevent the neurologic injury seen in MMC, reverse hindbrain herniation, or prevent hydrocephalus. The neurologic defects result from primary incomplete neurulation and secondary chronic prenatal damage to the exposed neural elements through mechanical and chemical trauma...
May 17, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511807/does-the-novel-lateral-trauma-position-cause-more-motion-in-an-unstable-cervical-spine-injury-than-the-logroll-maneuver
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Per Kristian Hyldmo, MaryBeth Horodyski, Bryan P Conrad, Sindre Aslaksen, Jo Røislien, Mark Prasarn, Glenn R Rechtine, Eldar Søreide
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital personnel who lack advanced airway management training must rely on basic techniques when transporting unconscious trauma patients. The supine position is associated with a loss of airway patency when compared to lateral recumbent positions. Thus, an inherent conflict exists between securing an open airway using the recovery position and maintaining spinal immobilization in the supine position. The lateral trauma position is a novel technique that aims to combine airway management with spinal precautions...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501711/protection-of-cortex-by-overlying-meninges-tissue-during-dynamic-indentation-of-the-adolescent-brain
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David B MacManus, Baptiste Pierrat, Jeremiah G Murphy, Michael D Gilchrist
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become a recent focus of biomedical research with a growing international effort targeting material characterization of brain tissue and simulations of trauma using computer models of the head and brain to try to elucidate the mechanisms and pathogenesis of TBI. The meninges, a collagenous protective tri-layer which encloses the entire brain and spinal cord has been largely overlooked in these material characterization studies. This has resulted in a lack of accurate constitutive data for the cranial meninges, particularly under dynamic conditions such as those experienced during head impacts...
May 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501121/validation-of-a-field-spinal-motion-restriction-protocol-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James M Tatum, Nicolas Melo, Ara Ko, Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Dorothy A Yim, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: Spinal motion restriction (SMR) after traumatic injury has been a mainstay of prehospital trauma care for more than 3 decades. Recent guidelines recommend a selective approach with cervical spine clearance in the field when criteria are met. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In January 2014, the Department of Health Services of the City of Los Angeles, California, implemented revised guidelines for cervical SMR after blunt mechanism trauma. Adult patients (aged ≥18 y) with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≥13 presented to a single level I trauma center after blunt mechanism trauma over the following 1-y period were retrospectively reviewed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499787/motocross-associated-head-and-spine-injuries-in-adult-patients-evaluated-in-an-emergency-department
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Lucas Oliveira J E Silva, M Fernanda Bellolio, Elisa M Smith, David J Daniels, Christine M Lohse, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle-related injuries (including off-road) are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acute traumatic spinal cord injury in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To describe motocross-related head and spine injuries of adult patients presenting to an academic emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study of adult ED patients evaluated for motocross-related injuries from 2010 through 2015...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495240/risk-factors-for-pulmonary-complication-following-operative-fixation-of-spine-fractures
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Douglas S Weinberg, Brian Z Hedges, Jonathan E Belding, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Previous studies have suggested pulmonary complications are common among patients undergoing fixation for traumatic spine fractures. This leads to prolonged hospital stay, worse functional outcomes, and increased economic burden. However, only limited prognostic information exists regarding which patients are at greatest risk for pulmonary complications. PURPOSE: To identify factors predictive of perioperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing fixation of spine fractures...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492861/vena-cava-filter-use-in-trauma-and-rates-of-pulmonary-embolism-2003-2015
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Alan D Cook, Brian W Gross, Turner M Osler, Katelyn J Rittenhouse, Eric H Bradburn, Steven R Shackford, Frederick B Rogers
Importance: Vena cava filter (VCF) placement for pulmonary embolism (PE) prophylaxis in trauma is controversial. Limited research exists detailing trends in VCF use and occurrence of PE over time. Objective: To analyze state and nationwide temporal trends in VCF placement and PE occurrence from 2003 to 2015 using available data sets. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective trauma cohort study was conducted using data from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS) (461 974 patients from 2003 to 2015), the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) (5 755 095 patients from 2003 to 2014), and the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) (24 449 476 patients from 2003 to 2013) databases...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491215/clinical-outcomes-of-posterior-spinal-stabilization-with-rigid-vertical-strut-and-spinal-process-wires-the-adeolu-s-technique-in-a-developing-country
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Taopheeq Bamidele Rabiu
INTRODUCTION: Conventional instrumentation for spinal stabilization is beyond the reach of many patients in developing countries. A low-cost and easily-available method of spinal stabilization using vertical struts and spinal process wires (Adeolu's technique) was recently introduced in Nigeria. We describe the clinical outcomes of a prospective series of patients managed using the technique. METHODS: From 2011 to 2012, we performed posterior spinal stabilization in eighteen patients using the technique...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491164/spinal-subarachnoid-and-subdural-hematoma-presenting-as-a-brown-s%C3%A3-quard-like-myelopathy-following-minor-trauma-in-a-patient-on-dabigatran-etexilate
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Allen R Wolfe, Raihan M Faroqui, George A Visvikis, Michael T Mantello, Allan B Perel, Sanjit O Tewari
Dabigatran etexilate is a relatively new anticoagulant from the class of direct thrombin inhibitors which is administered orally and does not require routine blood work monitoring. Dabigatran may be attractive to both clinicians and patients because of both its convenience and efficacy; however, clinical complications are still being elucidated. Here, we present a previously unreported case of spinal subarachnoid and subdural hematoma presenting as a Brown-Séquard-like myelopathy in a patient after minor trauma in the setting of Dabigatran anticoagulation...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488619/peripheral-nerve-injuries-a-retrospective-survey-of-1124-cases
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João A Kouyoumdjian, Carla R Graça, Vanessa F M Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) remain an important health problem often leading to severe motor disabilities predominantly in the younger population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze our experience of clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluation (EDX) of PNIs over a 26-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1989 and 2014, 1124 consecutive patients with 1418 PNIs were referred for clinical as well as EDX evaluation. These PNIs involved upper and lower limbs as well as the facial nerves...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487080/astrocytic-expression-of-the-rna-regulator-hur-accentuates-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-acute-phase
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Thaddaeus Kwan, Candace L Floyd, Jason Patel, Amanda Mohaimany-Aponte, Peter H King
We recently showed that the RNA regulator, HuR, is translocated to the cytoplasm in astrocytes in the acute phase of spinal cord injury (SCI), consistent with its activation. HuR positively modulates expression of many pro-inflammatory factors, including IL-1β, TNF-α, and MMP-12, which are present at high levels in the early phase of SCI and exacerbate tissue damage. Knockdown of HuR in astrocytes blunts expression of these factors in an in vitro stretch injury model of CNS trauma. In this report, we further investigate the impact of HuR in early SCI using a mouse model in which human HuR is transgenically expressed in astrocytes...
May 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479812/unilateral-vision-loss-without-ophthalmoplegia-as-a-rare-complication-of-spinal-surgery
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Elif Akpınar, Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Gülfidan Bitirgen, Mehmet Özerk Okutan
Postoperative visual loss is an extremely rare complication of nonocular surgery. The most common causes are ischemic optic neuropathy, central retinal artery occlusion, and cerebral ischemia. Acute visual loss after spinal surgery is even rarer. The most important risk factors are long-lasting operations, massive bleedings, fluid overload, hypotension, hypothermia, coagulation disorders, direct trauma, embolism, long-term external ocular pressure, and anemia. Here, we present a case of a 54-year-old male who developed acute visual loss in his left eye after a lumbar instrumentation surgery and was diagnosed with retinal artery occlusion...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479762/transurethral-resection-of-prostate-in-benign-prostatic-enlargement-with-underactive-bladder-a-retrospective-outcome-analysis
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Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Rahul Janak Sinha, Bimalesh Purkait, Vishwajeet Singh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome and efficacy of transurethral resection of the prostate in patients of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) with underactive bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 174 patients, who underwent transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) between 2008 and 2015, for lower urinary tract symptoms with BPE with bladder underactivity. Clinical history, physical examination, renal function test, urinalysis, cystourethroscopy, transabdominal or transrectal ultrasonography, and urodynamic study were recorded...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468657/hsya-alleviates-secondary-neuronal-death-through-attenuating-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-response-and-neural-apoptosis-in-sd-rat-spinal-cord-compression-injury
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Jun-Peng Pei, Li-Hong Fan, Kai Nan, Jia Li, Xiao-Qian Dang, Kun-Zheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) is a major active component of yellow pigment extracted from safflowers; this compound possesses potent neuroprotective effects both in vitro and in vivo. However, underlying mechanism of HSYA is not fully elucidated. The present study investigated the protective effects of HSYA in rat spinal cord compression injury model and related mechanisms involved. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were divided as Sham, Control, and HSYA groups (n = 30 per group)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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