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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926347/laryngohyoid-fractures-in-fatal-nonhomicidal-falls-from-a-height
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Hüseyin Eş, Muhammed Feyzi Şahin, Erdinç Özdemir
In cases of fall from a height, the presence of laryngohyoid fracture or bleeding at autopsy constitutes a suspicion of strangulation before trauma in these types of cases. This study has aimed to investigate the incidence of laryngohyoid fractures in nonhomicidal fall from height cases, and their relationship with age, sex, height of fall, body mass index, and other injuries.A total of 170 cases proven to be nonhomicidal falls from height with certain witnesses and evidences in 4683 autopsy cases in 2013 were included in this study...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922275/indications-for-ct-angiography-of-the-vertebral-arteries-after-trauma
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Joseph P Drain, Douglas S Weinberg, James S Ramey, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this project is to identify factors that predict vertebral artery injury (VAI) in an effort to assess risks and benefits of computed tomography angiography (CT-A) of the neck in the trauma setting. We seek to develop guidelines for practitioners to stratify patients at medium/high risk of VAI from those who are at low risk. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: VAI and blunt carotid injury (BCI) together comprise blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI)...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919185/epidemiology-of-cervical-spine-injuries-in-high-school-athletes-over-a-ten-year-period
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Adele Meron, Christopher McMullen, Scott R Laker, Dustin Currie, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Over 7 million athletes participate in high school (HS) sports annually, with both the benefits of physical activity and risks of injury. While catastrophic cervical spine injuries have been studied, limited data are available characterizing less severe cervical spine injuries in HS athletes. OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare cervical spine injury rates and patterns among United States (US) HS athletes across 24 sports over a ten-year period. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study SETTING: National sample of high schools participating in the High School Reporting Information Online (High School RIO) injury surveillance system...
September 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913694/emergency-neurological-life-support-traumatic-spine-injury
#4
Deborah M Stein, William A Knight
Traumatic spine injuries (TSIs) carry significantly high risks of morbidity, mortality, and exorbitant health care costs from associated medical needs following injury. For these reasons, TSI was chosen as an ENLS protocol. This article offers a comprehensive review on the management of spinal column injuries using the best available evidence. Though the review focuses primarily on cervical spinal column injuries, thoracolumbar injuries are briefly discussed as well. The initial emergency department (ED) clinical evaluation of possible spinal fractures and cord injuries, along with the definitive early management of confirmed injuries, are also covered...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904564/the-role-of-pre-reduction-mri-in-the-management-of-complex-cervical-spine-fracture-dislocations-an-ongoing-controversy
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Sergiu Botolin, Todd F VanderHeiden, Ernest E Moore, Herbert Fried, Philip F Stahel
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine fracture-dislocations in neurologically intact patients represent a surgical challenge due to the risk of inflicting iatrogenic spinal cord compression by closed reduction maneuvers. The use of MRI for early advanced imaging in these injuries remains controversially debated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year old man sustained a fall over the handlebars of his racing bicycle. The helmeted patient sustained a fall on his head which resulted in a hyperflexion injury of the neck...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903730/routine-monitoring-and-assessment-of-adults-living-with-hiv-results-of-the-british-hiv-association-bhiva-national-audit-2015
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A Molloy, H Curtis, F Burns, A Freedman
BACKGROUND: The clinical care of people living with HIV changed fundamentally as a result of the development of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART). HIV infection is now a long-term treatable condition. We report a national audit to assess adherence to British HIV Association guidelines for the routine investigation and monitoring of adult HIV-1-infected individuals. METHODS: All UK sites known as providers of adult HIV outpatient services were invited to complete a case-note review and a brief survey of local clinic practices...
September 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902760/common-ice-hockey-injuries-and-treatment-a-current-concepts-review
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William Mosenthal, Michael Kim, Robert Holzshu, Bryan Hanypsiak, Aravind Athiviraham
Injuries are common in ice hockey, a contact sport where players skate at high speeds on a sheet of ice and shoot a vulcanized rubber puck in excess of one hundred miles per hour. This article reviews the diagnoses and treatment of concussions, injuries to the cervical spine, and lower and upper extremities as they pertain to hockey players. Soft tissue injury of the shoulder, acromioclavicular joint separation, glenohumeral joint dislocation, clavicle fractures, metacarpal fractures, and olecranon bursitis are discussed in the upper-extremity section of the article...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902102/post-traumatic-spinal-hygroma-causing-cord-compression-in-type-iii-odontoid-fracture-with-vertical-atlantoaxial-instability
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Salvatore Russo, Antonio Belli, Andy Eynon, Ali Nader-Sepahi
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVE: To report the first case in the literature of a traumatic cervical spine subdural cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection (hygroma) under tension causing cord compression. We suggest etiopathogenesis and modality of treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hygromas are subdural cranial CSF collection. A literature review showed no previous published case of post-traumatic spinal hygroma. This was a potential life-threatening sequelae of a high cervical injury that warranted early diagnosis and emergency treatment...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893016/comparison-of-intubating-conditions-using-fentanyl-plus-propofol-versus-fentanyl-plus-midazolam-during-fiberoptic-laryngoscopy
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Parmod Kumar, Tripat Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur Atwal, Jatinderpaul Singh Bhupal, Ajay Kumar Basra
INTRODUCTION: Awake nasal or oral flexible fiberoptic intubation is the airway management technique of choice in known or anticipated difficult airway, unstable cervical fracture, limited mouth opening (as in temporomandibular joint disease), mandibular-maxillary fixation and severe facial burns. Both optimal intubating condition and patient comfort are important for fiberoptic intubation. Optimal intubating conditions provided by an ideal sedation regimen would ensure haemodynamic stability, patient comfort, attenuation of airway reflexes and amnesia...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885292/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-anterior-arch-fracture-of-the-atlas-following-c1-laminectomy-without-fusion
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Takayoshi Shimizu, Bungo Otsuki, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Shinji Kumamoto, Yasukazu Hijikata, Yu Shimizu, Mitsuru Takemoto, Masato Ota, Hideo Ito, Shuichi Matsuda
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective multi-center study OBJECTIVE.: To identify the incidence of anterior arch fracture (AAF) of the atlas following C1 (first cervical vertebra) laminectomy without fusion, and its risk factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: C1 laminectomy without fusion is a widely accepted surgical procedure performed to decompress the spinal cord that is compromised at the C1/C2 level, but without instability. Several case series have reported spontaneous AAF following this procedure...
September 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884108/characteristics-and-clinical-aspects-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-surgery
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João Simão de Melo-Neto, Lara Eduarda Leite Vidotto, Fabiana de Campos Gomes, Dionei Freitas de Morais, Waldir Antonio Tognola
OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergoing surgery. METHODS: Previously, 321 patients with SCI were selected. Clinical and socio-demographic variables were collected. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients were submitted to surgery. Fall and injuries in the upper cervical and lumbosacral regions were associated with conservative treatment. Patients with lesions in the lower cervical spine, worse neurological status, and unstable injuries were associated with surgery...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878514/traumatic-cervical-epidural-hematoma-due-to-fusion-mass-fracture-following-elective-rod-removal
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Dominic T Kleinhenz, Adam E M Eltorai, Stephen Huo, Alan H Daniels
Many studies have examined complications associated with spinal instrumentation, however, few have analyzed complications associated with removal. In this case report, we outline the course of a patient who presented with cervical epidural hematoma secondary to fusion mass fracture five years after removal of spinal hardware.
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870432/the-pseudo-ct-myelogram-sign-an-aid-to-the-diagnosis-of-underlying-brain-stem-and-spinal-cord-trauma-in-the-presence-of-major-craniocervical-region-injury-on-post-mortem-ct
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F Bolster, Z Ali, B Daly
AIM: To document the detection of underlying low-attenuation spinal cord or brain stem injuries in the presence of the "pseudo-CT myelogram sign" (PCMS) on post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PCMS was identified on PMCT in 20 decedents (11 male, nine female; age 3-83 years, mean age 35.3 years) following fatal blunt trauma at a single forensic centre. Osseous and ligamentous craniocervical region injuries and brain stem or spinal cord trauma detectable on PMCT were recorded...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867313/residual-deformity-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-unstable-hangman-s-fractures
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Guangzhou Li, Yi Yang, Hao Liu, Ying Hong, Xin Rong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864483/cadaveric-study-of-movement-in-the-unstable-upper-cervical-spine-during-emergency-management-tracheal-intubation-and-cervical-spine-immobilisation-a-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-randomised-crossover-trial
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Shiyao Liao, Erik Popp, Petra Hüttlin, Frank Weilbacher, Matthias Münzberg, Niko Schneider, Michael Kreinest
INTRODUCTION: Emergency management of upper cervical spine injuries often requires cervical spine immobilisation and some critical patients also require airway management. The movement of cervical spine created by tracheal intubation and cervical spine immobilisation can potentially exacerbate cervical spinal cord injury. However, the evidence that previous studies have provided remains unclear, due to lack of a direct measurement technique for dural sac's space during dynamic processes...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859595/c6-spinous-process-fracture-in-a-young-adult
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Daniel J Watson, Jeffery A Dolbeer
A 21-year-old male military academy cadet developed acute posterior neck pain after performing multiple sets of overhead shoulder presses and resting the bar on his lower neck and shoulders. He presented to a direct-access physical therapy clinic. Due to the acute onset and focal nature of pain in the setting of repetitive weightlifting, the physical therapist ordered radiographs of the cervical spine, which revealed a C6 spinous process fracture. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(8):578. doi:10.2519/jospt...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842231/evaluation-of-correction-of-radiological-parameters-angulation-and-displacement-and-accuracy-of-c2-pedicle-screw-placement-in-unstable-hangman-s-fracture-with-intraoperative-ct-based-navigation
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Pankaj Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND: Opinions vary regarding optimal treatment of unstable hangman's fractures including rigid orthosis and internal fixation. The anatomy of upper cervical spine is complex. The advent of intraoperative 3-dimensional navigation systems facilitate safe and accurate instrumentation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate radiological parameters of fracture morphology in unstable hangman's fracture in preoperative and post-operative period and accuracy of inserting axis pedicle screws by using intraoperative CT based navigation...
August 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841652/fresh-frozen-cortical-strut-allograft-in-two-level-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion
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Kuang-Ting Yeh, Ru-Ping Lee, Ing-Ho Chen, Tzai-Chiu Yu, Kuan-Lin Liu, Cheng-Huan Peng, Jen-Hung Wang, Pau-Yuan Chang, Wen-Tien Wu
Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) is one of the main surgical strategies for the management of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (MCSM). High complication rates of graft bone fracture, resorption, displacement, and fusion collapse or pseudarthrosis have been previously reported. The strategies to prevent the aforementioned complications include using fresh frozen cortical strut allograft (FFCSA) to keep most of the original bone quality and using additional anterior plate fixation to improve the fusion stability and union rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835861/vertebral-artery-caught-in-the-fracture-gap-after-traumatic-c2-3-spondylolisthesis
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Ralf Henkelmann, Christoph Josten, Stefan Glasmacher, Christoph-Eckhard Heyde, Ulrich Josef Albert Spiegl
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Patient with a C2 fracture and entrapment of the right vertebral artery in the fracture gap. PURPOSE: Presentation of a case with follow-up until end of treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: A 25-year-old woman was brought into our emergency room after falling while riding a horse. She complained of pain in the cervical spine. Clinical examinations showed local tenderness at the upper cervical spine and painful impairment of the mobility of the neck, with no signs of neurological impairment...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820364/patterns-of-c-2-fracture-in-the-elderly-comparison-of-etiology-treatment-and-mortality-among-specific-fracture-types
#20
Ingrid Radovanovic, Jennifer C Urquhart, Parham Rasoulinejad, Kevin R Gurr, Fawaz Siddiqi, Christopher S Bailey
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have focused on Type II odontoid fractures and have failed to report on the effect of other C-2 fracture types on treatment and outcome. The purpose of this study was to compare patient characteristics, cause of injury, predisposing factors to fracture, treatments, and mortality rates among C-2 fracture types in a cohort of elderly patients 70 years of age and older. METHODS A retrospective cohort study design was used. Patients who sustained a C-2 fracture between 2002 and 2011 and who were admitted to the authors' Level 1 trauma center were identified using the Discharge Abstract Database and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) code S12...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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