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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641325/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-associated-with-scuba-diving
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Naoharu Kitajima, Akemi Sugita-Kitajima, Seiji Kitajima
A 28-year-old female diver presented with dizziness and difficulty clearing her left ear whilst scuba diving. Her pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry were normal. Testing of Eustachian tube function revealed tubal stenosis. Video-oculography revealed a predominantly torsional nystagmus while the patient was in the lordotic position. Fistula signs were positive. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the temporal bone revealed a diagnosis of bilateral superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCDS). Cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) testing showed that the amplitude of the cVEMP measured from her left ear was larger than that from the right...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641324/treatment-preferences-for-decompression-illness-amongst-singapore-dive-physicians
#2
Valerie Huali Tan, Kenneth Chin, Aravin Kumar, Jeremiah Chng, Chai Rick Soh Rick Soh
INTRODUCTION: Owing to the scarcity of randomized controlled trials to guide treatment for decompression illness (DCI), there are many unanswered questions about its management. Apart from reviews and expert opinion, surveys that report practice patterns provide information about useful management strategies. Hence, this study aimed to identify current treatment preferences for DCI amongst diving physicians in Singapore. METHODS: An anonymous web-based questionnaire was sent to known diving physicians in Singapore...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641322/scuba-diving-and-otology-a-systematic-review-with-recommendations-on-diagnosis-treatment-and-post-operative-care
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REVIEW
Devon M Livingstone, Kristine A Smith, Beth Lange
Scuba diving is a popular recreational and professional activity with inherent risks. Complications related to barotrauma and decompression illness can pose significant morbidity to a diver's hearing and balance systems. The majority of dive-related injuries affect the head and neck, particularly the outer, middle and inner ear. Given the high incidence of otologic complications from diving, an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of otic pathology is a necessity. We performed a systematic and comprehensive literature review including the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of otologic pathology related to diving...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641319/understanding-scuba-diving-fatalities-carbon-dioxide-concentrations-in-intra-cardiac-gas
#4
Vincent Varlet, Alejandro Dominguez, Marc Augsburger, Maisy Lossois, Coraline Egger, Cristian Palmiere, Raquel Vilarino, Silke Grabherr
INTRODUCTION: Important developments in the diagnosis of scuba diving fatalities have been made thanks to forensic imaging tool improvements. Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) permits reliable interpretation of the overall gaseous distribution in the cadaver. However, due to post-mortem delay, the radiological interpretation is often doubtful because the distinction between gas related to the dive and post-mortem decomposition artifactual gases becomes less obvious. METHODS: We present six cases of fatal scuba diving showing gas in the heart and other vasculature...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641191/early-anastomotic-stricture-occurring-after-colectomy-that-responded-well-to-transanal-decompression-and-local-steroid-therapy-a-case-report
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Masanori Hayashi, Atsushi Ikeda, Mitsuo Yokota, Hiroyuki Sako, Hiroshi Uchida, Ken Ikeda, Seijiro Okusawa
INTRODUCTION: Anastomotic strictures occurring after colectomy are a most challenging postoperative complication for gastroenterological surgeons. Reports documenting anastomotic strictures developing in the early postoperative phase are scant, and no established treatment is available. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 78-year-old man who had undergone a laparoscopic left hemicolectomy for lower colon cancer presented on postoperative day 12 because of abdominal pain and no bowel movement...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637119/disco-vertebral-osteomyelitis-causing-intradural-spinal-abscess-with-cauda-equina-compression
#6
Anan Shtaya, Samantha Hettige
Intradural extramedullary spinal infections causing cauda equina compression are uncommon. We report an Escherichia coli bacteraemia causing lumbar discitis and an intracanalicular collection compressing the cauda equina: initially thought to be an epidural empyema, however microsurgery revealed an intradural location. Decompression, drainage, antibiotics, and neuropathy treatment are essential management.
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637118/asymptomatic-chiari-type-i-malformation-should-patients-be-advised-against-participation-in-contact-sports
#7
Robert Spencer, Paul Leach
BACKGROUND: Chiari type I malformation (CM-I) is characterised by caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum, crowding the craniocervical junction. It is being increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic patients due to the widespread availability of MRI, and there are case reports of these patients suffering sudden death or neurological injury following head or neck trauma, raising the issue of whether they should be prohibited from contact sport participation, given the likelihood of frequent trauma...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637116/neurosurgeon-or-spinal-surgeon-who-should-treat-cauda-equina-syndrome
#8
Christopher James Andrew Cowie, Jonathan Richard Ellenbogen
Suspected cauda equina syndrome (CES) requires urgent evaluation, investigation and treatment. Timing of cauda equina decompression is crucial, and delays in its management, leading to significant irreversible disability can be devastating for patient and surgeon alike. The standard of care in CES therefore needs to be clear and unambiguous. Todd and Dickson have written an excellent paper summarising the condition, and have outlined what they feel is the standard of care. We would ask the authors to clarify an important point...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637109/closing-the-dura-dural-hitching-versus-surgicel-and-tisseel-overlay-graft-in-craniocervicaldecompression-for-chiari-1-malformation
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Michael Tonkins, Naeem Farooqi, Rohan Ahmed, Saurabh Sinha, Debapriya Bhattacharyya
BACKGROUND: This study compares dural hitching to surgicel and tisseel overlay graft following craniocervical decompression and C1 laminectomy with simple durotomy for Chiari I malformation. Outcome measures were syrinx decompression, headache resolution and complication rates. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of case notes was conducted. Patients who had undergone craniocervical decompression (CCD) were grouped by method of dural closure. Outcomes compared were rates of syrinx decompression, headache resolution, and post-operative complications...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634709/incidental-durotomy-in-decompression-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-incidence-risk-factors-and-effect-on-outcomes-in-the-spine-tango-registry
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Christian Herren, Rolf Sobottke, Anne F Mannion, Thomas Zweig, Everard Munting, Philippe Otten, Tim Pigott, Jan Siewe, Emin Aghayev
PURPOSE: The three aims of this Spine Tango registry study of patients undergoing decompression for spinal stenosis were to: report the rate of dural tear (DT) stratified by treatment centre; find factors associated with an increased likelihood of incurring a DT; and compare treatment outcomes in relation to DT (none vs. repaired vs. unrepaired DT). METHODS: Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess the association between DT and patient and treatment characteristics...
June 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634595/role-of-repeat-muscle-compartment-pressure-measurements-in-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-lower-leg
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Aniek P M van Zantvoort, Johan A de Bruijn, Michiel B Winkes, Adwin R Hoogeveen, Joep A W Teijink, Marc R Scheltinga
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic gold standard for diagnosing chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a dynamic intracompartmental pressure (ICP) measurement of the muscle. The potential role of a repeat ICP (re-ICP) measurement in patients with persistent lower leg symptoms after surgical decompression or with ongoing symptoms after an earlier normal ICP is unknown. PURPOSE: To study whether re-ICP measurements in patients with persistent CECS-like symptoms of the lower leg may contribute to the diagnosis of CECS after both surgical decompression and a previously normal ICP measurement...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634567/aaa-rupture-and-psoas-hematoma-due-to-type-ii-endoleak-from-inferior-mesenteric-artery-unusual-collaterals
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Panagiotis G Theodoridis, Dimitrios N Staramos, Nikolaos Ptochis, Ioannis A Papailiou, Ilias Dodos, Nikolaos Iatrou, Anastasios G Potouridis, Konstantinos Dervisis
Although endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in the abdominal aorta has reduced the perioperative mortality when compared with open repair, the need for reintervention after complications such as endoleak may be presented in up to 20% of the cases. Type II endoleak from branch vessels is often benign but can potentially be associated with progressive abdominal aortic aneurysm growth and sac expansion. We present a rare case of a patient who presented with sac expansion and psoas hematoma due to Type II endoleak from "unusual" collaterals of IMA and was treated successfully with endoleak microembolization and percutaneous decompression of the hematoma...
2017: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634369/forecasting-effusive-dynamics-and-decompression-rates-by-magmastatic-model-at-open-vent-volcanoes
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Maurizio Ripepe, Marco Pistolesi, Diego Coppola, Dario Delle Donne, Riccardo Genco, Giorgio Lacanna, Marco Laiolo, Emanuele Marchetti, Giacomo Ulivieri, S├ębastien Valade
Effusive eruptions at open-conduit volcanoes are interpreted as reactions to a disequilibrium induced by the increase in magma supply. By comparing four of the most recent effusive eruptions at Stromboli volcano (Italy), we show how the volumes of lava discharged during each eruption are linearly correlated to the topographic positions of the effusive vents. This correlation cannot be explained by an excess of pressure within a deep magma chamber and raises questions about the actual contributions of deep magma dynamics...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634311/-bevacizumab-related-hyperintense-lesions-on-diffusion-weighted-imaging-at-different-locations-in-a-patient-with-malignant-glioma
#14
Shinya Oshiro, Naoki Wakuta, Shinichi Kawai, Koichi Miki, Yutaka Shigemori
We report the case of a 60-year-old man who first presented with transient difficulty of word recall. Subsequent MRI revealed an invasive brain tumor in the left frontal lobe. The patient underwent open biopsy, and diffuse astrocytoma(WHO grade II)was diagnosed. However, the malignant potential of this tumor was not particularly low because of a few enhancement on preoperative evaluation, and radiation therapy was initially performed. Four months after ending irradiation, temozolomide treatment was introduced for tumor regrowth...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634310/-a-case-of-coexistent-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-and-hemifacial-spasm-successfully-treated-with-transposition-of-the-vertebral-artery
#15
Takashi Fujii, Naoki Otani, Yohei Otsuka, Takashi Matsumoto, Shunsuke Tanoue, Hideaki Ueno, Satoshi Tomura, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Kojiro Wada, Kentaro Mori
A case of coexistent glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm was treated by transposition of the vertebral artery. A 60-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to pain in the left posterior part of the tongue that was difficult to control with oral medication at a local hospital. The diagnosis was left glossopharyngeal neuralgia based on the symptoms, imaging findings, and lidocaine test results. Moreover, the patient had left hemifacial spasm. Microvascular decompression was performed, which confirmed that the vertebral artery was compressing the lower cranial nerve and the posterior inferior cerebellar artery was compressing the root exit zone of the facial nerve...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633982/corrigendum-to-does-size-and-site-matter-in-therapeutic-decompressive-craniectomy-a-laboratory-based-experimental-study-world-neurosurgery-95-2016-441-446
#16
Kate Millar, Sam Eljamel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633490/isolated-fourth-ventricle-to-shunt-or-stent
#17
Aaron Mohanty, Kim Manwaring
BACKGROUND: Of the various management options for isolated fourth ventricle (IFV), fourth ventriculoperitoneal shunts (FVPS) and aqueductal stents (AST) have been the most favored. Though effective, FVPS are often difficult to place and have higher complication rates than conventional ventricular shunts. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of AST in IFV and compare the outcome with FVPS. METHODS: Twenty-five patients surgically treated for IFV were analyzed...
June 17, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633411/surgeon-level-variability-in-outcomes-cost-and-comorbidity-adjusted-cost-for-elective-lumbar-decompression-and-fusion
#18
Silky Chotai, Ahilan Sivaganesan, John A Sielatycki, Kristin R Archer, Richard Call, Matthew J McGirt, Clinton J Devin
BACKGROUND: The costs and outcomes following degenerative spine surgery may vary from surgeon to surgeon. Patient factors such as comorbidities may increase the health care cost. These variations are not well studied. OBJECTIVE: To understand the variation in outcomes, costs, and comorbidity-adjusted cost for surgeons performing lumbar laminectomy and fusions surgery. METHODS: A total of 752 patients undergoing laminectomy and fusion, performed by 7 surgeons, were analyzed...
June 14, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632644/do-former-smokers-exhibit-a-distinct-profile-before-and-after-lumbar-spine-surgery
#19
Ehsan Jazini, Steven D Glassman, Erica F Bisson, Eric A Potts, Leah Y Carreon
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal cohort OBJECTIVES.: To determine if former smokers undergoing lumbar spine surgery have distinct baseline and post-operative Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) compared to never smokers and current smokers SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Smoking has known deleterious effects on patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery. However, former smokers have not been extensively evaluated. There are few studies regarding the relationship between pack-years or duration of smoking cessation, and subsequent clinical outcome...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632590/comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-surgery-for-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-an-mri-based-propensity-score-matched-analysis-using-data-from-the-prospective-multicenter-aospine-csm-north-america-and-international-studies
#20
So Kato, Aria Nouri, Dongjin Wu, Satoshi Nori, Lindsay Tetreault, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND: Surgeons often choose between 2 different approaches (anterior and posterior) for surgical treatment of degenerative cervical myelopathy on the basis of imaging features of spinal cord compression, the number of levels affected, and the spinal alignment. However, there is a lack of consensus on which approach is preferable. The objective of the present study was to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based propensity-score-matched analysis to compare postoperative outcomes between the anterior and posterior surgical approaches for degenerative cervical myelopathy...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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