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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214618/deep-neck-flexor-endurance-in-the-adolescent-and-young-adult-normative-data-and-associated-attributes
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Nathan F Jarman, Toby Brooks, C Roger James, Troy Hooper, Mark Wilhelm, Jean-Michel Brismée, Manuel A Domenech, Stanley J Kotara, Phillip S Sizer
BACKGROUND: Deep neck flexor (DNF) muscles stabilize the neck and contribute to head acceleration control. The function of DNF in cervical spine dynamic stabilization has not been examined in athletes of any age group, including adolescents. This investigation was necessary prior to studying the DNF muscles' role in cervical spine injury patterns. OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine average Deep Neck Flexor Endurance Test (DNFET) time scores in high school and university-aged subjects (ages 14-22); and (2) To establish the relationship between gender and age for adolescent DNFET time scores...
February 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207658/association-between-paraspinal-muscle-morphology-clinical-symptoms-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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Maryse Fortin, Octavian Dobrescu, Matthew Courtemanche, Carolyn J Sparrey, Carlo Santaguida, Michael G Fehlings, Michael H Weber
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess fatty infiltration and asymmetry of the multifidus (MF), semispinalis cervicis (SCer), semispinalis capitis (SCap), and splenius capitis (SPL) muscles in patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM), and evaluate their correlations with clinical symptoms and functional scores. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical muscle alterations have been reported in patients with chronic neck pain, but the assessment of cervical muscle morphology has been overlooked in patients with DCM...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203184/spinal-cord-infarction-after-cervical-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jangsup Moon, Hyung-Min Kwon
INTRODUCTION: Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is a widely used nonsurgical procedure in the treatment of patients with radiculopathy. It is efficacious in relieving pain, but a number of complications are being reported. Recently, increasing frequency of major complications, such as spinal cord infarction and cerebral infarction, has been reported with the use of a particulate steroid within fluoroscopic-guided procedures. METHODS: We report a 49-year-old man with a history of chronic cervical radiculopathy, who experienced a devastating complication after TFESI...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198949/influence-of-the-presence-of-temporomandibular-disorders-on-postural-balance-in-the-elderly
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Paula Vanessa Pedron Oltramari-Navarro, Marjorie Takei Yoshie, Rubens Alexandre da Silva, Ana Cláudia de Castro Ferreira Conti, Ricardo de Lima Navarro, Luciana Lozza do Moraes Marchiori, Karen Barros Parron Fernandes
Purpose: To investigate the influence of the presence of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) on postural balance in elderly individuals. Methods: The study sample consisted of 150 elderly: 103 women (67.7±5.0 years) and 47 men (69.3±5.5 years). Evaluation of the presence and severity of TMD included an anamnesis questionnaire, an evaluation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and a muscular examination, which allowed the division of the elderly into 2 groups: G1 (experimental, n=95), with TMD; G2 (control, n=55), without TMD...
February 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194135/inaccurate-saccades-and-enhanced-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-suppression-during-combined-eye-head-movements-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-possible-implications-for-cervical-vertigo
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Janine L Johnston, Pierre M Daye, Glen T D Thomson
BACKGROUND: The primate ocular motor system is designed to acquire peripheral targets of interest by coordinating visual, vestibular, and neck muscle activation signals. The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is greatly reduced at the onset of large eye-head (gaze) saccades and resumes before the end of the saccades to stabilize eye-in-orbit and ensure accurate target acquisition. Previous studies have relied on manipulating head movements in normal individuals to study VOR suppression and gaze kinematics...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192488/does-dystonic-muscle-activity-affect-sense-of-effort-in-cervical-dystonia
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Loïc Carment, Marc A Maier, Sophie Sangla, Vincent Guiraud, Serge Mesure, Marie Vidailhet, Påvel G Lindberg, Jean-Pierre Bleton
BACKGROUND: Focal dystonia has been associated with deficient processing of sense of effort cues. However, corresponding studies are lacking in cervical dystonia (CD). We hypothesized that dystonic muscle activity would perturb neck force control based on sense of effort cues. METHODS: Neck extension force control was investigated in 18 CD patients with different clinical features (7 with and 11 without retrocollis) and in 19 control subjects. Subjects performed force-matching and force-maintaining tasks at 5% and 20% of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192079/electrical-neuromodulation-of-the-cervical-spinal-cord-facilitates-forelimb-skilled-function-recovery-in-spinal-cord-injured-rats
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Monzurul Alam, Guillermo Garcia-Alias, Benita Jin, Jonathan Keyes, Hui Zhong, Roland R Roy, Yury Gerasimenko, Daniel C Lu, V Reggie Edgerton
Enabling motor control by epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord is a promising therapeutic technique for the recovery of motor function after a spinal cord injury (SCI). Although epidural electrical stimulation has resulted in improvement in hindlimb motor function, it is unknown whether it has any therapeutic benefit for improving forelimb fine motor function after a cervical SCI. We tested whether trains of pulses delivered at spinal cord segments C6 and C8 would facilitate the recovery of forelimb fine motor control after a cervical SCI in rats...
February 9, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182829/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-toetva-from-a-to-z
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Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Matteo Lavazza, Alessandro Bacuzzi, Davide Inversini, Vincenzo Pappalardo, Ralph P Tufano, Hoon Yub Kim, Angkoon Anuwong
We depict the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA). Patient selection criteria are (1) ultrasonographically (US) estimated thyroid diameter no larger than 10cm, (2) US estimated gland volume ≥45mL, (3) nodule size ≥5mm, (4) a benign tumor, such as a thyroid cyst, single-nodular goiter, or multinodular goiter, (5) follicular neoplasm, and (6) papillary microcarcinoma without evidence of metastasis. TOETVA is carried out through a three-port technique placed at the oral vestibule, one 10mm port for 30° endoscope and two additional 5mm ports for dissecting and coagulating instruments...
February 7, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177166/splenius-capitis-is-a-reliable-target-for-measuring-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-in-adults
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A J Camp, C Gu, S L Cushing, K A Gordon, B D Corneil
The cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) is a common and simple test of vestibulospinal reflex patency. In the clinic, cVEMPs are measured in response to loud sounds from the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) on the ventral neck, as subjects maintain an uncomfortable head posture needed to recruit SCM. Here we characterize the cVEMP in a dorsal neck turner (Splenius Capitis; SPL), and compare it with the SCM cVEMP. cVEMPs were recorded simultaneously via surface electromyography from SCM and SPL from 17 healthy subjects in a variety of postures, including head-turned postures adopted while either seated or standing, and the clinical posture...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176604/c5-nerve-root-palsy-after-posterior-cervical-spine-surgery
#10
Fu-Min Pan, Shan-Jin Wang, Bin Ma, De-Sheng Wu
BACKGROUND: C5 palsy is a serious complication after cervical decompression surgery in which the patient shows a deterioration in power of the deltoid or biceps brachii by at least one grade in the manual muscle test without aggravation of lower extremity function. Although there are several hypotheses regarding the etiology of C5 palsy, the pathogenesis and preventive measures remain unidentified and many other controversies remain. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the clinical features, risk factors, mechanism, and preventive measures of C5 palsy after posterior cervical decompression surgery...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167971/glucose-metabolic-changes-in-the-brain-and-muscles-of-patients-with-nonspecific-neck-pain-treated-by-spinal-manipulation-therapy-a-18-f-fdg-pet-study
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Akie Inami, Takeshi Ogura, Shoichi Watanuki, Md Mehedi Masud, Katsuhiko Shibuya, Masayasu Miyake, Rin Matsuda, Kotaro Hiraoka, Masatoshi Itoh, Arlan W Fuhr, Kazuhiko Yanai, Manabu Tashiro
Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in brain and muscle glucose metabolism that are not yet known, using positron emission tomography with [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]FDG PET). Methods. Twenty-one male volunteers were recruited for the present study. [(18)F]FDG PET scanning was performed twice on each subject: once after the spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) intervention (treatment condition) and once after resting (control condition). We performed the SMT intervention using an adjustment device...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167302/characterization-of-neck-strength-in-healthy-young-adults
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Eva Catenaccio, Weiya Mu, Atira Kaplan, Roman Fleysher, Namhee Kim, Tamar Bachrach, Malka Zughaft Sears, Oren Jaspan, Jaclyn Caccese, Mimi Kim, Mark Wagshul, Walter F Stewart, Richard B Lipton, Michael L Lipton
BACKGROUND: The role of cervical muscle (neck) strength in traumatic brain and spine injury and chronic neck pain disorders is an area of active research. Characterization of the normal ranges of neck strength in healthy young adults is essential to designing future investigations of how strength may act as a modifier for risk and progression in head and neck disorders. OBJECTIVE: To develop a normative reference database of neck strength in a healthy young adult population; and to evaluate the relationship of neck strength to anthropometric measurements...
February 3, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167018/dysequilibrium-in-a-5-year-old-child-with-intrameatal-vascular-loops-bilaterally
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Ming-Hsun Wen, Po-Wen Cheng, Yi-Ho Young
A 5 year-old boy was rather healthy until one month ago when loss of balance and muscle tone was noted by the parents. A battery of tests comprising electroencephalography, audiometry, caloric test and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) test were performed, yet all tests showed normal responses. Conversely, cervical VEMP (cVEMP) test showed delayed responses bilaterally. MR imaging demonstrated bilaterally intrameatal vascular loops extending into both internal auditory canals. After a 3-month medication, delayed cVEMPs were resolved and returned to normal cVEMPs bilaterally, accompanied by subsidence of dysequilibrium...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166961/optimization-of-post-cervical-artificial-insemination-in-gilts-effect-of-cervical-relaxation-procedures-and-catheter-type
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Iván Hernández-Caravaca, Pedro J Llamas-López, M José Izquierdo-Rico, Cristina Soriano-Úbeda, Carmen Matás, Juan C Gardón, Francisco A García-Vázquez
Post-cervical (pC) artificial insemination (AI) has been successfully developed for application in multiparous sows, although it has proved problematic in gilts. This study analyzes the use of pC-AI in gilts by two experiments. In the first experiment, the efficiency of pC-AI in gilts was evaluated using a multi-ring multiparous catheter (MpC), which led to 23.1% of the gilts being successfully inseminated. In gilts where insemination was not possible using an MpC, two alternatives were applied before a second attempt at insemination: 1) Vetrabutin Chlorhydrate (VC) was intramuscularly injected in order to relax the cervix; or 2) Warm extender (WE) was deposited in the cervix to modify the cervical muscle dynamics...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166894/the-influence-of-a-semi-reclined-seated-posture-on-head-and-neck-kinematics-and-muscle-activity-while-reading-a-tablet-computer
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Ethan C Douglas, Kaitlin M Gallagher
Increased tablet computer usage calls for a proper understanding of potential injury risks from these devices. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of tablet computer reading postures on head and neck flexion and muscle activity. Nineteen participants completed read a tablet computer in four different postures (standard computer monitor, tablet on a desk, tablet in the lap, semi-reclined with tablet in the lap). Reading the tablet in a semi-reclined trunk posture with the tablet in one's lap increased (p < 0...
April 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166501/using-a-sniff-controller-to-self-trigger-abdominal-functional-electrical-stimulation-for-assisted-coughing-following-cervical-spinal-cord-lesions
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Lior Haviv, Hagit Friedman, Uri Bierman, Itzhak Glass, Anton Plotkin, Aharon Weissbrod, Sagit Shushan, Vadim Bluvshtein, Elena Aidinoff, Noam Sobel, Amiram Catz
Individuals with cervical spinal cord lesions (SCL) typically depend on caregivers to manually assist in coughing by pressing against their abdominal wall. Coughing can also be assisted by functional electric stimulation (FES) applied to abdominal muscles via surface electrodes. Efficacy of FES, however, depends on precise temporal synchronization. The sniff-controller is a trigger that enables paralyzed individuals to precisely control external devices through alterations in nasal airflow. We hypothesized that FES self-triggering by sniffcontroller may allow for effective cough timing...
January 31, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160364/peripheral-nerve-stimulation-of-brachial-plexus-nerve-roots-and-supra-scapular-nerve-for-chronic-refractory-neuropathic-pain-of-the-upper-limb
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Bénédicte Bouche, Marie Manfiotto, Philippe Rigoard, Jean Lemarie, Véronique Dix-Neuf, Michel Lanteri-Minet, Denys Fontaine
OBJECTIVES: We report the outcome of a consecutive series of 26 patients suffering from chronic medically-refractory neuropathic pain of the upper limb (including 16 patients with complex regional pain syndrome), topographically limited, treated by brachial plexus (BP) nerve roots or supra-scapular nerve (SSN) peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The technique consisted in ultrasound-guided percutaneous implantation of a cylindrical lead (Pisces-Quad, Medtronic) close to the SSN or the cervical nerve roots within the BP, depending on the pain topography...
February 3, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159584/botulinum-toxin-in-the-management-of-head-and-neck-disorders
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Ravleen Nagi, Deepa Jatti Patil, Shashikant Sahu, Supreet Jain, Giridhar S Naidu
Botulinum toxin is a polypeptide protoxin synthesized by Clostridium botulinum that results in localized reduction of muscle activity by inhibiting acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction. In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration approved its application in the treatment of various medical conditions, such as facial wrinkles, strabismus, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and hyperhidrosis. Later, its application extended to improving dental esthetics and gummy smile. It was found to be a safe and effective alternative to medical therapy to treat various head and neck disorders that have a neurologic component...
December 7, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158155/comparison-of-cervical-sagittal-alignment-and-kinematics-after-posterior-full-endoscopic-cervical-foraminotomy-and-discectomy-according-to-preoperative-cervical-alignment
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Samuel Won, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Yunhee Choi, Sung Bae Park, Jung Hyeon Moon, Won Heo, Sung-Mi Kim
BACKGROUND: The progression of cervical kyphosis due to injury to the facet joints and musculature is a major concern for posterior foraminotomy especially for patients with cervical lordosis of less than 10°. However, cervical hypo-lordosis (cervical lordosis < 10°) may be improved with the alleviation of pain and muscle spasms, which corresponds with the disappearance of a positive Spurling's test. When surgery is necessary, the spontaneous recovery of cervical curvature may be minimally offset using minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as posterior percutaneous endoscopic cervical foraminotomy (P-PECF)...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149461/microbiological-characterization-and-effect-of-resin-composites-in-cervical-lesions
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Bonfanti Carlo, Nicola Barabanti, Giorgio Piccinelli, Vicente Faus-Matoses, Antonio Cerutti
BACKGROUND: Non carious cervical lesions associated to muscle hyperfunctions are increasing. Microhybrid resin composites are used to restore cervical abfractions. The purpose of this study was to investigate if resin composites modify tooth plaque, inducing an increment of cariogenic microflora and evaluate their effect, in vivo and in vitro, against S. mutans. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight abfractions were restored with two microhybrid resin composites (Venus, Heraeus-Kulzer® and Esthet-X, Dentsply®), after gnatological therapy, in three patients with muscle hyperfunctions...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
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