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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766142/improving-life-expectancy-a-broken-neck-doesn-t-have-to-be-a-terminal-diagnosis-for-the-elderly
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Laura N Godat, Leslie M Kobayashi, David C Chang, Raul Coimbra
Background: Elderly patients with cervical spine fractures require optimal care. Treatment with a cervical collar or halo instead of surgical fixation may increase mortality. This investigation intends to describe the life expectancy after injury and evaluate the impact of surgical intervention on mortality. Methods: Patients ≥65 years, with traumatic cervical spine fractures without cord injury were identified in the 1995-2009 California Office of Statewide Health and Planning database...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760965/age-and-other-risk-factors-influencing-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-traumatic-cervical-spine-fracture
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Matthew Bank, Katie Gibbs, Cristina Sison, Nawshin Kutub, Angelos Paptheodorou, Samuel Lee, Adam Stein, Ona Bloom
Objective: To identify clinical or demographic variables that influence long-term mortality, as well as in-hospital mortality, with a particular focus on the effects of age. Summary and Background Data: Cervical spine fractures with or without spinal cord injury (SCI) disproportionately impact the elderly who constitute an increasing percentage of the US population. Methods: We analyzed data collected for 10 years at a state-designated level I trauma center to identify variables that influenced in-hospital and long-term mortality among elderly patients with traumatic cervical spine fracture with or without SCI...
2018: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760552/patients-receiving-chiropractic-care-in-a-neurorehabilitation-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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Robert D Vining, Stacie A Salsbury, W Carl Cooley, Donna Gosselin, Lance Corber, Christine M Goertz
Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions. Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755898/an-unusual-presentation-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-with-recurrent-subdural-effusion
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Sara Shahid, Syed H Alam, Indira Hadley
A 24-year-old man complained of a right temporal headache for four weeks. The patient denied any trauma or previous anticoagulation use. He also reported tender right facial swelling. His physical exam was unrevealing except for right cranial nerve (CN) VI palsy, right parotid enlargement, and cervical adenopathy. Laboratory findings were significant for mild leukopenia at 3300 cells/uL. The computed tomography (CT) scan obtained showed a chronic left subdural effusion with a 4 mm midline shift and confirmed right parotid enlargement and cervical lymphadenopathy...
March 10, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755238/cervical-sagittal-balance-parameters-after-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-correlations-with-clinical-and-functional-outcomes
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Ioannis Siasios, Evan Winograd, Asham Khan, Kunal Vakharia, Vassilios G Dimopoulos, John Pollina
Background: Normal sagittal cervical alignment has been associated with improved outcome after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Objective: The aim of this study is to identify alterations of cervical sagittal balance parameters after single-level ACDF and assess correlations with postoperative functionality. Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed between January 2010 and January 2014 to identify adult patients with no previous cervical spine surgery who underwent ACDF at any one level between C2 and C7 for the single-level degenerative disease...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753275/cervical-spine-fracture-through-a-cervical-disc-replacement
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M Flanagan, D T Cawley, N Cassidy
INTRODUCTION: We report a rare case of cervical spine trauma through a cervical disc replacement and adjacent multilevel disc fusions. Cervical disc replacement (CDR) is a viable option for the surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease however long term follow up data regarding this operative technique is poor specifically relating to traumatic complications. We know of no previous reports of bilateral cervical pedicle fractures occurring adjacent to CDR and anterior cervical spine instrumentation...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746262/clinical-comparison-of-surgical-constructs-for-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-or-ossified-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Timothy R Niedzielak, Joseph Palmer, John P Malloy
STUDY DESIGN: This is a systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: To examine the differences in outcomes among current constructs and techniques for anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) in patients with single or multiple level cervical myelopathy (CM) secondary to cervical spondylosis or ossified posterior longitudinal ligament. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The natural history of CM can be a progressive disease process. In such cases, where surgical decompression is indicated to halt the progression, ACCF is typically chosen for pathology located posterior to the vertebral body...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745733/anterior-cervical-approach-for-the-treatment-of-axial-or-high-thoracic-levels
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Ran Harel, Maya Nulman, Zvi R Cohen, Nachshon Knoller
PURPOSE: Application of the anterior sub-axial cervical approach to the axial spine or the high thoracic spine has been previously described. Evaluation methods to determine the feasibility of these approaches were also described but alternative method was utilized in the current study. We describe our experience expanding the boundaries of anterior cervical approach utilizing a novel algorithm for approach selection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients' files and imaging data of all anterior cervical approach to treat pathologies above C2-3 disc space or below C7-D1 disc space...
May 10, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729811/a-multicenter-program-to-implement-the-canadian-c-spine-rule-by-emergency-department-triage-nurses
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Ian G Stiell, Catherine M Clement, Maureen Lowe, Connor Sheehan, Jacqueline Miller, Sherry Armstrong, Brenda Bailey, Kerry Posselwhite, Jannick Langlais, Karin Ruddy, Susan Thorne, Alison Armstrong, Catherine Dain, Jeffrey J Perry, Christian Vaillancourt
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The Canadian C-Spine Rule has been widely applied by emergency physicians to safely reduce use of cervical spine imaging. Our objective is to evaluate the clinical effect and safety of real-time Canadian C-Spine Rule implementation by emergency department (ED) triage nurses to remove cervical spine immobilization. METHODS: We conducted this multicenter, 2-phase, prospective cohort program at 9 hospital EDs and included alert trauma patients presenting with neck pain or with cervical spine immobilization...
May 2, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721245/an-infantile-alantoaxial-dislocation-with-patent-foramen-ovale-managed-with-titanium-cabling-and-allogenic-bone-grafts
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Seidu A Richard, Zhi Gang Lan, Xiao Yang, Siqing Huang
Atlantoaxial dislocation is a disorder that is characterized with loss of stability of the atlas and axis (C1-C2) with consequential loss of usual articulation. Although this condition is very common, no one has reported a case as young as our patients. We present a 7-month infant with bilateral paralysis of the lower limbs for four (4) months with no history of trauma. Computer tomographic (CT-scan) imaging revealed alantoaxial dislocation with severe cervical spinal cord compression. The odontoid process is displaced outwardly with no bone destruction...
March 22, 2018: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718002/vertebral-artery-dissection-masquerading-as-concussion-in-an-adolescent
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Gogi Kumar, Bryan Ludwig, Vipul V Patel
OBJECTIVE: Educate providers about the clinical presentation and consequences of delaying diagnosis of traumatic vertebral artery dissection with thromboembolic ischemic strokes in the pediatric population. Vertebral artery dissection is often difficult to diagnose and can be a potentially devastating cause of ischemic stroke. METHODS: Review of the chart, peer review/discussion, and imaging interpretation. RESULTS: A 16-year-old boy was admitted with confusion after a head and neck trauma was sustained while wrestling...
May 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713955/successful-hemostatic-management-of-major-surgery-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-in-a-patient-with-severe-factor-xi-deficiency
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Yoshiyuki Ogawa, Kunio Yanagisawa, Yuri Uchiyama, Naoki Akashi, Tokue Mieda, Haku Iizuka, Madoka Inoue, Reiko Shizuka, Masami Murakami, Naomichi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Handa
Factor XI deficiency (FXID) is a rare bleeding disorder caused by mutations in the F11 gene. Spontaneous bleeding in patients with factor XI deficiency is rare, but major bleeding may occur after surgery or trauma. The basic method for hemostatic treatment is replacement of the missing factor using FXI concentrate or fresh frozen plasma (FFP). We report the case of a 72-year-old male with severe FXID who underwent a laminoplasty under sufficient, but minimal, FFP transfusion. Through detailed monitoring of activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and FXI activity at the perioperative period, we succeeded in hemostatic management of major surgery without significant blood loss and fluid overload...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712534/a-scoping-review-on-health-economics-in-neurosurgery-for-acute-spine-trauma
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Brian C F Chan, B Catharine Craven, Julio C Furlan
OBJECTIVE Acute spine trauma (AST) has a relatively low incidence, but it often results in substantial individual impairments and societal economic burden resulting from the associated disability. Given the key role of neurosurgeons in the decision-making regarding operative management of individuals with AST, the authors performed a systematic search with scoping synthesis of relevant literature to review current knowledge regarding the economic burden of AST. METHODS This systematic review with scoping synthesis included original articles reporting cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-benefit, cost-minimization, cost-comparison, and economic analyses related to surgical management of AST, whereby AST is defined as trauma to the spine that may result in spinal cord injury with motor, sensory, and/or autonomic impairment...
May 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710022/-a-case-of-bilateral-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-dissection-following-herpes-zoster-of-the-trigeminal-nerve
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Mariko Iwasa, Yohei Mima, Aya Ito, Yuko Abe, Naoko Ueda, Ryoichi Otsubo
A 62 year-old man, who was taking prednisolone for nephrotic syndrome, was diagnosed with herpes zoster of the trigeminal nerve and treated with oral valacyclovir. One month later, he reported pain from the right side of the head and vomiting. MRI revealed an acute infarction in the right frontal lobe and dissection of the internal carotid artery of the right cervix. Trauma or other potential triggers were not observed. In consideration of the preceding condition of varicella zoster virus infection, acyclovir was administered in addition to unfractionated heparin, but an intramural hematoma emerged in the left internal carotid artery...
April 28, 2018: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709757/rapid-recovery-of-spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-without-surgical-treatment-a-case-reportand-literature-review
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Shu Baozhang, Fengyang Geng, Jiyue Wang, Zhiti Zhang, Chigang Du
BACKGROUND: Spontaneousspinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a relatively uncommon yet potentially disabling neurological emergency.The classical presentation includes a severe acute attack, sometimes radiating pain at the back,interscapular, or neckareas, followed by neurological deficits. The main treatment is surgical,and self-healing cases are rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 17-year-old female was admitted to the department of neurosurgery with neck pain, myasthenia of the limbs, and difficulty moving...
April 27, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708811/gender-differences-in-spinal-injuries-causes-and-location-of-injury
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Eliezer Sidon, Michael Stein, Ganesh Ramalingam, Shai Shemesh, Daniel Benharroch, Nissim Ohana
BACKGROUND: Spinal injury is common in trauma suffered by both men and women. A lesser degree of involvement of females with spinal trauma, or at least, the different nature of such injuries, has been suggested. It has been proposed that behavioral and structural characteristics may explain the differential type and severity of spinal injuries in women. We carried out this study to find women-specific divergences in spinal traumatic lesions, including suspected mechanisms for their generation...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707549/percutaneous-endoscopic-cervical-discectomy-a-technical-review
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Javier Quillo-Olvera, Guang-Xun Lin, Jin-Sung Kim
The treatment of cervical disc herniations has evolved in the last 2 decades. While the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion continues being the gold standard for the treatment of radicular pain triggered by cervical disc herniation, other surgical approaches have been developed. Percutaneous endoscopic cervical discectomy has demonstrated the ability to decompress the exiting nerve root and dural sac correctly and encouraging clinical outcomes has been reported in the literature. One of the most important advantages offered by the endoscopic technique is the capability to resolve the patient's symptoms without the need for interbody fusion...
March 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703036/entrapment-of-a-metal-foreign-body-in-the-cervical-spinal-canal-during-surgical-procedure-a-case-report
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Xiaoqiang Lv, Xuan Lu, Yue Wang
RATIONALE: Retention of foreign objects in spinal canal usually results from penetrating spinal trauma or failed internal instruments. However, entrapment of a foreign body in cervical spinal canal during surgery is rare, and whether such an object may cause neurological complications remains unknown in literature. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old man underwent C5 corpectomy and instrumentation surgery due to cervical myelopathy. During the surgery, the cutting edge of a Kerrison rongeur was broken and the metal tip was retained behind C4 vertebra...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702310/endoscopic-anterior-approach-for-cervical-disc-disease-disc-preserving-surgery
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Vijay Singh Parihar, Nishtha Yadav, Shailendra Ratre, MCh Amitesh Dubey, Yad Ram Yadav
BACKGROUND: Anterior endoscopic techniques in cervical disc were found to be effective and safe. We report our experience of 210 patients of endoscopic disc removal by anterior approach which is largest series for management of cervical myelopathy. METHODS: Visual analogue scale (VAS) and Nurick grading system was used to assess severity of neck and arm pain and functional outcomes respectively. Myelopathy (with or without unilateral or bilateral radiculopathy), or the unilateral radiculopathy having either soft or hard disc prolapsed were included...
April 24, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701339/surgical-treatment-options-of-subclavian-artery-pseudoaneurysms-a-case-report-and-litterature-review
#20
Rita Soares Ferreira, João Monteiro Castro, Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, Rodolfo Abreu, Ricardo Correia, Rui Rodrigues, Carolina Torres, Maria Emília Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysms are rare and occur mostly as a consequence of an inadvertent arterial puncture during central venous catheterization, endovascular therapeutic procedures or after penetrating or blunt trauma. They usually have a late clinical presentation, with pain, swelling or other compressive symptoms. The optimal treatment in this situation is still a matter of debate. The authors describe a case of late presentation of subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm after transjugular hepatic biopsy and discuss the several options for treatment...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
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