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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329350/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-lingual-neuropraxia-following-airway-instrumentation-a-retrospective-matched-case-control-study
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Yi-Kai Su, Jen-Hung Wang, Shiu-Ying Hsieh, Xiu-Zhu Liu, Chen-Fuh Lam, Shian-Che Huang
BACKGROUND: Lingual nerve injury or neuropraxia is a rare but potentially serious perioperative complication following airway instrumentation during general anesthesia. This study explored the the incidence and perioperative risk factors for lingual nerve injury in patients receiving laryngeal mask (LMA) or endotracheal (ETGA) general anesthesia in a single center experience. METHODS AND RESULTS: All surgical patients in our hospital who received LMA or ETGA from 2009 to 2013 were included, and potential perioperative risk factors were compared...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327980/effects-of-endoscopic-thoracic-sympathectomy-on-raynaud-s-disease
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Sami Karapolat, Atila Turkyilmaz, Celal Tekinbas
INTRODUCTION: Raynaud's disease is a disorder that is characterized by attacks of pain, cyanosis, redness, and numbness in the upper extremities caused by vasospasm of digital arteries due to cold or emotional stress. We aimed at demonstrating our experiences with endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) in the treatment of Raynaud's disease. METHODS: From 48 patients who underwent ETS for various reasons at our department between January 2014 and January 2015, we reviewed 9 patients with Raynaud's disease (18...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325948/spinal-metastasis-resulting-from-atypical-thymic-carcinoid-a-case-report
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Xinjie Wu, Yingna Qi, Feng Yang, Mingsheng Tan, Jie Lin
BACKGROUND: Thymic carcinoid with spinal metastasis is an extremely rare entity. Clinically, the tumor presents either by its endocrine manifestations or by mechanical compression of surrounding structures. However, no previous studies reported a case with neck pain, and neurological deficit as initial presentation of an atypical thymic carcinoid. METHOD: A 56-year-old non-smoking man presented with 12-month history of intermittent neck pain and 1-month history of progressive numbness and weakness of the right upper limb...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323631/endovascular-treatment-with-tirofiban-during-the-acute-stage-of-cervical-spinal-cord-infarction-due-to-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Yuanling Wu, Wenxian Li, Xiaomei Xie, Zhen Jing, Weibiao Lu, Li'an Huang
CONTEXT: Cervical spinal cord infarction is a rare and severe complication of vertebral artery dissection (VAD). We report a case of VAD in an acute stage followed by cervical spinal cord infarction that was treated using direct endovascular tirofiban infusion via digital subtraction angiography (DSA) monitoring. FINDINGS: A 48-year-old man presented with vertigo, neck pain, numbness and weakness in four limbs with subsequent cardiac and respiratory arrest. Neurological examination revealed hypoesthesia below the neck with grade one myodynamia on the right side of the limbs and zero on the left side...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321702/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients
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Özgür Bilgin Topçuoğlu, Özlem Oruç, Sema Saraç, Gülgün Çetintaş Afşar, Kayıhan Uluç
Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. It is usually associated with the compression of the median nerve in the median groove. Because the main symptoms of CTS pain and numbness worsen at night, sleep disorders in CTS patients and the impact of preferred sleeping position on CTS development have been formerly studied. However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study assessing the frequency of CTS in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321104/neurectomy-for-anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-in-children
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Lindsey B Armstrong, Pradeep Dinakar, David P Mooney
INTRODUCTION: Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is an underrecognized etiology of chronic abdominal pain that causes great morbidity to those affected. We sought to determine the outcome of neurectomy for ACNES in children. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data on children who underwent neurectomy for ACNES by a single surgeon from 10/2011 to 01/2017 were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty-six patients underwent neurectomy for ACNES...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307027/does-restricted-diffusion-in-the-splenium-indicate-an-acute-infarct
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Zeynep Ezgi Balcik, Songül Senadim, Aslı Keskek, Ayşe Ozudogru, Ayhan Koksal, Aysun Soysal, Dilek Atakli
OBJECTIVE: Although splenial lesions are rare, they are frequently associated with ischemic infarcts, antiepileptic drug toxicity or abrupt discontinuation, viral encephalitis, and metabolic disturbances. In this study, we evaluated clinical and imaging findings and aetiology in 16 patients with splenium lesions. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2017, patients with splenium lesions were examined. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed using a 1.5-T unit with fluid attenuation inversion recovery sequences...
January 6, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306222/superiorly-based-nasolabial-island-flap-for-reconstruction-of-the-lateral-lower-eyelid
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Sedat Tatar, Yalçın Yontar, Selahattin Özmen
Background/aim: Various flap procedures have been described and used for the lower eyelids; however, the nasolabial flap is rarely employed. We herein aimed to present the clinical results of using the superiorly based nasolabial island flap for repair of surgical defects extending to the lateral lower eyelid. Materials and methods: Nine patients with a mean age of 62 +- 6 years underwent surgery for reconstruction of the lower eyelid.Results: The diagnosis of lesions was nodular basal-cell carcinoma (n = 5), superficial basal-cell carcinoma (n = 1), well-differentiated squamous-cell carcinoma (n = 1), and basosquamous-cell carcinoma (n = 2)...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304868/further-characterization-of-adult-sheep-ovarian-stem-cells-and-their-involvement-in-neo-oogenesis-and-follicle-assembly
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Hiren Patel, Deepa Bhartiya, Seema Parte
BACKGROUND: Stem cells in the ovary comprise of two distinct populations including very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) and slightly bigger progenitors termed ovarian stem cells (OSCs). They are lodged in ovary surface epithelium (OSE) and are expected to undergo neo-oogenesis and primordial follicle (PF) assembly in adult ovaries. The ovarian stem cells express follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) receptors and are directly activated by FSH resulting in formation of germ cell nests (GCN) in vitro...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302291/a-case-series-of-intraosseous-hemangioma-of-the-jaws-various-presentations-of-a-rare-entity
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Srinivasa R Chandra, Eleanor Chen, Timothee Cousin, Dolphine Oda
Background: Hemangiomas of the soft tissue are common in the head and neck area, especially in the tongue and in children under ten years of age. Intraosseous hemangiomas of the mandible and maxilla (IHM), on the other hand, are exceedingly rare and are not well characterized. This study presents six IHM cases focusing on the clinical, radiographic, and histologic characteristics. Material and Methods: Six cases of IHM were retrieved from the archives of the Biopsy Services at the University of Washington...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299588/polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-amides-from-the-zanthoxylum-genus-from-culinary-curiosities-to-probes-for-chemical-biology
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Jason J Chruma, Douglas J Cullen, Lydia Bowman, Patrick H Toy
Covering up to February 2017The pericarps of several species from the Zanthoxylum genus, a.k.a. the "prickly ash", have long been used for culinary purposes throughout Asia, most notably in the Sichuan (previously Szechuan) cuisine of Southwestern China, due to the unique tingling and numbing orosensations arising from a collection of polyunsaturated fatty acid amide (alkamide) constituents. The past decade has experienced dramatically increased academic and industrial interest in these pungent Zanthoxylum-derived alkamides, with a concomitant explosion in studies aimed at elucidating the specific biochemical mechanisms behind several medically-relevant biological activities exhibited by the natural products...
January 4, 2018: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297741/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-review-of-81-cases-in-a-single-institute
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Jinbo Fu, Yezhe Luo, Qinggui Chen, Fusheng Lin, Xiaoquan Hong, Penghao Kuang, Wei Yan, Guoyang Wu, Yiyao Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy (TOET). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 81 patients with thyroid nodules underwent TOET in our department from November 2011 to September 2015. The surgical outcomes, cosmetic results, and complications were evaluated. RESULTS: Seventy-nine patients were performed TOET successfully, and 2 cases were transferred to open thyroidectomy due to intraoperative CO2 embolism...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295957/the-depalmitoylase-apt1-directs-the-asymmetric-partitioning-of-notch-and-wnt-signaling-during-cell-division
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Ewa Stypulkowski, Irfan A Asangani, Eric S Witze
Asymmetric cell division results in two distinctly fated daughter cells. A molecular hallmark of asymmetric division is the unequal partitioning of cell fate determinants. We have previously established that growth factor signaling promotes protein depalmitoylation to foster polarized protein localization, which, in turn, drives migration and metastasis. We report protein palmitoylation as a key mechanism for the asymmetric partitioning of the cell fate determinants Numb and β-catenin through the activity of the depalmitoylating enzyme APT1...
January 2, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291292/peroneal-nerve-decompression
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Mark Corriveau, Jacob D Lescher, Amgad S Hanna
Peroneal neuropathy is a common pathology encountered by neurosurgeons. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and foot drop. When secondary to compression of the nerve at the fibular head, peroneal (fibular) nerve release is a low-risk procedure that can provide excellent results with pain relief and return of function. In this video, the authors highlight key operative techniques to ensure adequate decompression of the nerve while protecting the 3 major branches, including the superficial peroneal nerve, deep peroneal nerve, and recurrent genicular (articular) branches...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290973/human-oncoprotein-musashi-2-n-terminal-rna-recognition-motif-backbone-assignment-and-identification-of-rna-binding-pocket
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Lan Lan, Minli Xing, Justin T Douglas, Philip Gao, Robert P Hanzlik, Liang Xu
RNA-binding protein Musashi-2 (MSI2) is a key regulator in stem cells, it is over-expressed in a variety of cancers and its higher expression is associated with poor prognosis. Like Musashi-1, it contains two N-terminal RRMs (RNA-recognition Motifs, also called RBDs (RNA-binding Domains)), RRM1 and RRM2, which mediate the binding to their target mRNAs. Previous studies have obtained the three-dimensional structures of the RBDs of Musashi-1 and the RBD1:RNA complex. Here we show the binding of MSI2-RRM1 to a 15nt Numb RNA in Fluorescence Polarization assay and time resolved Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer assay...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290134/minimally-invasive-anterior-and-lateral-transpsoas-approaches-for-closed-reduction-of-grade-ii-spondylolisthesis-initial-clinical-and-radiographic-experience
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David S Xu, Konrad Bach, Juan S Uribe
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive anterior and lateral approaches to the lumbar spine are increasingly used to treat and reduce grade I spondylolisthesis, but concerns still exist for their usage in the management of higher-grade lesions. The authors report their experience with this strategy for grade II spondylolisthesis in a single-surgeon case series and provide early clinical and radiographic outcomes. METHODS A retrospective review of a single surgeon's cases between 2012 and 2016 identified all patients with a Meyerding grade II lumbar spondylolisthesis who underwent minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) or anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) targeting the slipped level...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288844/primary-extradural-melanoma-arising-in-cervical-spinal-nerve-root
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Cunyi Zou, Wen Cheng, Chen Zhu, Qing Guo, Anhua Wu
BACKGROUND: Primary cervical melanoma is rare; this is especially true of extradural melanoma arising in the nerve root. Characterizing these cases can provide a basis for improved melanoma management. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 42-year-old female patient with numbness and pain in the right shoulder and arm persisting for 5 years was admitted. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging revealed an epidural ladle-shaped mass shape beyond the C7-T1 intervertebral foramen that resembleda nerve sheath tumor...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284657/clinical-reasoning-a-49-year-old-man-with-progressive-numbness-weakness-and-evidence-of-leptomeningeal-enhancement
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Alexandra Lovett, Kathleen McKee, Sashank Prasad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282872/psychotic-spectrum-symptoms-cumulative-adversity-exposure-and-substance-use-among-high-risk-girls
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Amy E Lansing, Wendy Y Plante, Christine Fennema-Notestine, Shahrokh Golshan, Audrey N Beck
AIM: Psychotic-spectrum symptoms are linked to trauma, substance/alcohol use (SAU), criminality/violence and poor functional outcomes, supporting the need for early detection in vulnerable populations. To better understand high-risk girls' mental health, we assessed: (1) psychotic-spectrum symptoms; (2) cumulative trauma, adversity and loss exposures (C-TALE) and adversity-indicators (symptoms, maladaptive coping, stressor-reactivity); and SAU risk-factors; and (3) relationships among psychotic-spectrum symptoms, adversity-indicators and SAU risk-factors...
December 28, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281070/radiation-induced-cavernous-malformations-after-single-fraction-meningioma-radiosurgery
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Gábor Nagy, Brandon A McCutcheon, Caterina Giannini, Michael J Link, Bruce E Pollock
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a commonly performed procedure for patients with intracranial meningiomas. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features of patients with radiation-induced cavernous malformations (RICM) after single-fraction meningioma SRS. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients having single-fraction SRS for intracranial meningioma at our center from 1990 through 2009, and 1 patient who had single-fraction SRS elsewhere...
December 21, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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