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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432584/clinical-features-and-long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-spinal-meningiomas
#1
Liang Wu, Chenlong Yang, Tie Liu, Jingyi Fang, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
Pediatric spinal meningiomas are very rare. Most studies on pediatric spinal meningiomas are case reports with literature reviews. This study presented a surgical series of 14 pediatric patients with histologically proven sporadic spinal meningiomas, including 5 WHO grade II tumors. In this series, there were 9 male and 5 female patients with a mean age of 11.1 years. Seven tumors were located in the cervical spine, 5 in the thoracic spine, and 2 in the lumbar spine. Gross total resection (GTR) of the tumor with a well-demarcated dissection plane was achieved in 11 cases, subtotal resection was achieved in 2 cases, and partial resection was performed in 1 case...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431428/computational-and-in-vitro-experimental-investigation-of-intrathecal-drug-distribution-parametric-study-of-the-effect-of-injection-volume-cerebrospinal-fluid-pulsatility-and-drug-uptake
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Kevin M Tangen, Roxanne Leval, Ankit I Mehta, Andreas A Linninger
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal drug delivery is an attractive option to circumvent the blood-brain barrier for pain management through its increased efficacy of pain relief, reduction in adverse side effects, and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, there are limited guidelines for physicians to choose infusion or drug pump settings to administer therapeutic doses to specific regions of the spine or the brain. Although empiric trialing of intrathecal drugs is critical to determine the sustained side effects, currently there is no inexpensive in vitro method to guide the selection of spinal drug delivery parameters...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425068/analysis-of-cervical-sagittal-alignment-change-following-correction-of-thoracic-and-thoracolumbar-scheuermann-s-kyphosis
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Luigi Aurelio Nasto, Saggah Tarek Shalabi, Ana Belen Perez-Romera, Samiul Muquit, Amir Reza Ghasemi, Hossein Mehdian
PURPOSE: To analyse pre-operative and post-operative changes of cervical sagittal alignment (CSA) in Scheuermann's kyphosis (SK) patients. METHODS: 64 SK and 33 control patients were retrospectively reviewed. Whole spine X-rays obtained at pre-op, 3 months post-op and at latest follow-up were reviewed and ten separate CSA radiological parameters were measured. Patients were divided in three groups: thoracic SK (TK group, apex T6-T9, n = 40), thoracolumbar SK (TLK group, apex T10-T12, n = 24), and controls...
April 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417614/spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-brucella-species-a-review-of-17-cases
#4
Qin Zhang, Xiaohui Yang, Honglin Yu, Benrang Jia, Bin Meng
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rarely encountered clinical entity during the course of Brucella infection. METHODS: We reported 17 patients diagnosed with Brucellar SEA for a mean follow-up of 15 months. Spinal epidural abscess was detected by magnetic resonance imaging in all cases. Brucella diagnosis was established by serological tests. Patients were administered antibiotics for duration of 6 to 16 weeks. RESULTS: SEA was localized in lumbar region in 9 patients, thoracic in 4 patients, cervical in 3 patients, both thoracic and lumbar in 1 patient...
June 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407703/determination-of-the-effect-of-diameter-of-the-sac-on-prognosis-in-64-cases-operated-for-meningomyelocele
#5
Metehan Eseoğlu, Ahmet Eroğlu, Serkan Kemer, Mehmet Arslan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of meningomyelocele sac size on prognosis by retrospective review of 64 cases operated for meningomyelocele between January 2009 and December 2012. METHODS: We evaluated newborn babies operated for meningomyelocele by retrospectively reviewing their files for head circumference, location and with of the defect, accompanying anomalies, treatments administered, drugs that mother used during pregnancy. Based on the defect size, 3 patient groups were created as 0-24 cm(2) (group I), 25-39 cm(2) (group II), and 40 cm(2) and above (group III)...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406567/evolution-of-spinopelvic-alignment-in-hominins
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Ella Been, Asier Gómez-Olivencia, Sara Shefi, Michalle Soudack, Markus Bastir, Alon Barash
Spinopelvic alignment refers to the interaction between pelvic orientation, spinal curvatures, and the line of gravity. In a healthy modern human, this alignment is characterized by reciprocal curves/orientation of the sacrum, lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and cervical lordosis. In an economic sagittal posture, these curvatures keep the line of gravity close to the center of the acetabulum. The purpose of this study is to explore the spinopelvic alignment in extinct hominins. We examined spinopelvic alignment of a single representative from each of the following hominin groups: Australopithecus, Homo erectus (H...
May 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401686/axonal-loss-in-the-multiple-sclerosis-spinal-cord-revisited
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N Petrova, D Carassiti, D R Altmann, D Baker, K Schmierer
Preventing chronic disease deterioration is an unmet need in people with multiple sclerosis, where axonal loss is considered a key substrate of disability. Clinically, chronic multiple sclerosis often presents as progressive myelopathy. Spinal cord cross-sectional area assessed using MRI predicts increasing disability and has, by inference, been proposed as an indirect index of axonal degeneration. However, the association between cross-sectional area and axonal loss, and their correlation with demyelination, have never been systematically investigated using human post mortem tissue...
April 12, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385883/enhancing-the-radiologist-patient-relationship-through-improved-communication-a-quantitative-readability-analysis-in-spine-radiology
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D R Hansberry, A L Donovan, A V Prabhu, N Agarwal, M Cox, A E Flanders
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: More than 75 million Americans have less than adequate health literacy skills according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Readability scores are used as a measure of how well populations read and understand patient education materials. The purpose of this study was to assess the readability of Web sites dedicated to patient education for radiologic spine imaging and interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven search terms relevant to radiologic spine imaging were searched on the public Internet, and the top 10 links for each term were collected and analyzed to determine readability scores by using 10 well-validated quantitative readability assessments from patient-centered education Web sites...
April 6, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382554/measurement-of-vertebral-bone-marrow-proton-density-fat-fraction-in-children-using-quantitative-water-fat-mri
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Stefan Ruschke, Amber Pokorney, Thomas Baum, Holger Eggers, Jeffrey H Miller, Houchun H Hu, Dimitrios C Karampinos
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of employing a 3D time-interleaved multi-echo gradient-echo (TIMGRE) sequence to measure the proton density fat fraction (PDFF) in the vertebral bone marrow (VBM) of children and to examine cross-sectional changes with age and intra-individual variations from the lumbar to the cervical region in the first two decades of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Quantitative water-fat imaging of the spine was performed in 93 patients (49 girls; 44 boys; age median 4...
April 5, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379896/spectrum-of-metastatic-and-nonmetastatic-skeletal-findings-with-dual-phase-18f-fech-pet-ct-in-patients-with-biochemical-relapse-of-prostate-cancer
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Athar Haroon, Rizwan Syed, Raymond Endozo, Rayjanah Allie, Alex Freeman, Mark Emberton, Jamshed Bomanji
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the spectrum of skeletal findings on dual-phase fluorine-18-fluoroethylcholine (F-FECH) PET/CT performed during the work-up of patients referred for suspected prostate cancer relapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred F-FECH PET/CT scans were evaluated prospectively. The low-dose CT features of all cases were categorized as isodense, sclerotic, lytic or mixed lytic/sclerotic and maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) values were calculated...
May 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377582/nociceptive-drg-neurons-express-muscle-lim-protein-upon-axonal-injury
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Evgeny Levin, Anastasia Andreadaki, Philipp Gobrecht, Frank Bosse, Dietmar Fischer
Muscle lim protein (MLP) has long been regarded as a cytosolic and nuclear muscular protein. Here, we show that MLP is also expressed in a subpopulation of adult rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons in response to axonal injury, while the protein was not detectable in naïve cells. Detailed immunohistochemical analysis of L4/L5 DRG revealed ~3% of MLP-positive neurons 2 days after complete sciatic nerve crush and maximum ~10% after 4-14 days. Similarly, in mixed cultures from cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral DRG ~6% of neurons were MLP-positive after 2 days and maximal 17% after 3 days...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377245/postoperative-non-pathological-fever-after-spinal-surgery-incidence-and-risk-factor-analysis
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Junghan Seo, Jin Hoon Park, Eun Hee Song, Young-Seok Lee, Sang Ku Jung, Sang Ryong Jeon, Seung Chul Rhim, Sung Woo Roh
BACKGROUND: Although there are many postoperative febrile causes, surgical site infection has always been considered as one of the major causes, but it should be excluded; we encountered many patients who showed delayed postoperative fever that was not related to wound infection after spinal surgery. We aimed to determine the incidence of delayed postoperative fever and its characteristics after spinal surgery, and to analyze the causal factors. METHODS: A total of 250 patients who underwent any type of spinal surgery were analyzed...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376922/epidemiological-characteristics-of-primary-spinal-osseous-tumors-in-eastern-china
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Zhenhua Zhou, Xudong Wang, Zhipeng Wu, Wending Huang, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND: Primary spinal osseous tumors are rare, yet they represent a difficult treatment paradigm because of the complexities of tumor resection and significant resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The geographic distribution of primary spinal osseous tumors throughout the world appears to be quite variable, with a very low incidence reported in Asian countries. METHODS: Data on 1209 cases of primary spinal osseous malignant and benign tumor cases diagnosed during the 20-year period of 1995 through 2015 in eastern China were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374728/-characteristic-of-the-normal-values-of-the-pain-threshold-values-in-the-dorsal-region-of-the-young-women-obtained-by-the-pressure-algometry-method-under-different-condition
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P V Kondrashkin, D Z Shibkova, E I Tolstykh
The application of modern techniques for different types of massage and manual therapy is associated with the exposure of the paravetrebral points. The knowledge of pain threshold values at these points is of great practical significance. AIM: The objective of the present study was to obtain the statistical characteristics of the individual pressure pain threshold (PPT) for the healthy women and patients presenting with minor disturbances of spinal motion segments (SMS) at the trigger points on the back...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364011/spectrum-of-spinal-cord-spinal-root-and-brain-mri-abnormalities-in-congenital-zika-syndrome-with-and-without-arthrogryposis
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M F V V Aragao, A M Brainer-Lima, A C Holanda, V van der Linden, L Vasco Aragão, M L M Silva, C Sarteschi, N C L Petribu, M M Valença
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arthrogryposis is among the malformations of congenital Zika syndrome. Similar to the brain, there might exist a spectrum of spinal cord abnormalities. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe in detail the MR imaging features found in the spinal cords, nerve roots, and brains of children with congenital Zika syndrome with and without arthrogryposis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve infants with congenital Zika syndrome (4 with arthrogryposis and 8 without) who had undergone brain and spinal cord MR imaging were retrospectively selected...
March 31, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350940/recent-and-emerging-advances-in-spinal-deformity
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Justin S Smith, Christopher I Shaffrey, Shay Bess, Mohammed F Shamji, Darrel Brodke, Lawrence G Lenke, Michael G Fehlings, Virginie Lafage, Frank Schwab, Alexander R Vaccaro, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND: Over the last several decades, significant advances have occurred in the assessment and management of spinal deformity. OBJECTIVE: The primary focus of this narrative review is on recent advances in adult thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbar deformities, with additional discussions of advances in cervical deformity and pediatric deformity. METHODS: A review of recent literature was conducted. RESULTS: Advances in adult thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbar deformities reviewed include the growing applications of stereoradiography, development of new radiographic measures and improved understanding of radiographic alignment objectives, increasingly sophisticated tools for radiographic analysis, strategies to reduce the occurrence of common complications, and advances in minimally invasive techniques...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343332/posterior-elements-disruption-with-hybrid-constructs-in-ais-patients-is-there-an-impact-on-proximal-junctional-kyphosis
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S Ghailane, Sebastien Pesenti, E Peltier, E Choufani, B Blondel, J L Jouve
PURPOSE: Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a frequent proximal adjacent segment disease following spinal fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and its rate has been estimated to 28% in the literature. The etiology is multifactorial, and risk factors associated with PJK are controversial. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that the disruption of muscular and bony tissue above the upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) during surgery does not increase the rate of PJK in patients undergoing posterior fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
March 25, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339551/anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-management-for-spinal-procedures-a-prospective-descriptive-study-and-interpretation-of-guidelines
#18
Bradly S Goodman, L McLean House, Sridhar Vallabhaneni, Srinivas Mallempati, Matthew R Willey, Matthew Thomas Smith
Setting.:  Epidural hematoma rarely complicates interventional spine procedures. While anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs increase bleeding risk, cessation may precipitate serious thromboembolic events. The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) put forth guidelines that dissent with regard to management of hemostatically active agents during commonly performed spinal injections. Objective.:  To validate an antiplatelet/anticoagulant management table based on modifications of the SIS 2013 and ASRA 2015 guidelines...
October 6, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327950/a-new-classification-for-pathologies-of-spinal-meninges-part-2-primary-and-secondary-intradural-arachnoid-cysts
#19
Jörg Klekamp
BACKGROUND: Spinal intradural arachnoid cysts are rare causes of radiculopathy or myelopathy. Treatment options include resection, fenestration, or cyst drainage. OBJECTIVE: To classify intradural spinal arachnoid cysts and present results of their treatment. METHODS: Among 1519 patients with spinal space occupying lesions, 130 patients demonstrated intradural arachnoid cysts. Neuroradiological and surgical features were reviewed and clinical data analyzed...
March 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314808/cervical-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-dish-causing-oropharyngeal-dysphagia
#20
Nellowe Candelario, Kevin Bryan Lo, Mario Naranjo
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a non-inflammatory condition characterised by calcification and ossification of the vertebral ligaments. It is most commonly seen to affect the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae and is usually seen among elderly men. The cause of this condition is unknown. Risk factors include male gender, obesity, diabetes and advancing age. The majority of these cases are found incidentally on imaging and patients are generally asymptomatic. Cervical DISH is less common than its thoracic and lumbar counterparts...
March 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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