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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350777/the-pathology-of-lumbosacral-lipomas-macroscopic-and-microscopic-disparity-have-implications-for-embryogenesis-and-mode-of-clinical-deterioration
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Victoria Jones, Victoria Wykes, Nicki Cohen, Dominic Thompson, Thomas S Jacques
AIMS: Lumbosacral lipomas (LSL) are congenital disorders of the terminal spinal cord region that have the potential to cause significant spinal cord dysfunction in children. They are of unknown embryogenesis with variable clinical presentation and natural history. It is unclear whether the spinal cord dysfunction reflects a primary developmental dysplasia or whether it occurs secondarily to mechanical traction (spinal cord tethering) with growth. Whilst different anatomical subtypes are recognised and classified according to radiological criteria, these subtypes correlate poorly with clinical prognosis...
January 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344540/standing-height-as-a-prevention-measure-for-overuse-injuries-of-the-back-in-alpine-ski-racing-a-kinematic-and-kinetic-study-of-giant-slalom
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Jörg Spörri, Josef Kröll, Benedikt Fasel, Kamiar Aminian, Erich Müller
Background: In alpine ski racing, typical loading patterns of the back include a combined occurrence of spinal bending, torsion, and high peak loads. These factors are known to be associated with high spinal disc loading and have been suggested to be attributable to different types of spine deterioration. However, little is known about the effect of standing height (ie, the distance between the bottom of the running surface of the ski and the ski boot sole) on the aforementioned back loading patterns...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343287/percutaneous-kyphoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-very-severe-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-with-spinal-canal-compromise
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Heng Wang, Zongyu Zhang, Yijie Liu, Weimin Jiang
BACKGROUND: Very severe osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (vsOVCFs) are osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with vertebral body collapse to less than one third of their original height. Few data are available about the use of percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) in treating vsOVCFs with spinal canal compromise. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for the treatment of vsOVCFs with spinal canal compromise. METHODS: Thirty-five patients who suffered vsOVCFs with spinal canal compromise but without neurological deficits were treated by PKP between January 2009 and October 2014...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327205/nociceptive-roles-of-trpm2-ion-channel-in-pathologic-pain
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REVIEW
Yongwoo Jang, Pyung Sun Cho, Young Duk Yang, Sun Wook Hwang
Pain is a protective mechanism that enables us to avoid potentially harmful environments. However, when pathologically persisted and aggravated under severely injured or inflamed conditions, pain often reduces the quality of life and thus is considered as a disease to eliminate. Inflammatory and/or neuropathic mechanisms may exaggerate interactions between damaged tissues and neural pathways for pain mediation. Similar mechanisms also promote the communication among cellular participants in synapses at spinal or higher levels, which may amplify nociceptive firing and subsequent signal transmission, deteriorating the pain sensation...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310670/the-comparison-of-clinical-outcome-of-fresh-type-ii-odontoid-fracture-treatment-between-anterior-cannulated-screws-fixation-and-posterior-instrumentation-of-c1-2-without-fusion-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Suomao Yuan, Bin Wei, Yonghao Tian, Jun Yan, Wanlong Xu, Lianlei Wang, Xinyu Liu
BACKGROUND: Recently, the excellent outcomes of temporary fixation of C1-2 without fusion in the treatment of odontoid fracture had been reported. It is still unclear if this technique could achieve the equivalent outcomes as the golden standard technique of anterior screw fixation. The objective of this study is to compare the clinical outcome of two treatments of fresh type II odontoid fracture: anterior cannulated screws fixation (ACSF) versus posterior instrumentation of C1-2 without fusion (PIWF)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306638/rectus-abdominis-detrusor-myoplasty-radm-for-acontractile-hypocontractile-bladder-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-preliminary-report
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Pawan Agarwal, Shabbir Husain, Sudesh Wankhede, D Sharma
BACKGROUND: Urinary bladder dysfunction in the form of acontractile/hypocontractile bladder is very common after spinal cord injury and it may lead to recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), stones formation, and deteriorating renal function. Conventionally, these patients evacuate their bladders by life-long clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) or an indwelling catheter (IC). For these patients, another option is to use innervated skeletal muscle wrap around the bladder to augment detrusor function and voluntary evacuation of bladder...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303132/surgical-decompression-for-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-tertiary-center
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O A Ojo, E O Poluyi, B S Owolabi, O O Kanu, M O Popoola
BACKGROUND: There are controversies regarding the importance and timing of spinal cord decompression following trauma. Documented evidence shows that early decompression in the setting of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) improves neurologic outcomes. Our objective was to evaluate the outcome of posttraumatic spinal cord decompression with or without spinal stabilization in our region. METHODOLOGY: We performed a cross-sectional study on adult patients who presented with acute spinal cord compression of traumatic etiology within a 2-year period...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301177/iatrogenic-spinal-subarachnoid-hematoma-after-diagnostic-lumbar-puncture
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Jung Hyun Park, Jong Yeol Kim
Spinal subarachnoid hematoma (SSH) following diagnostic lumbar puncture is very rare. Generally, SSH is more likely to occur when the patient has coagulopathy or is undergoing anticoagulant therapy. Unlike the usual complications, such as headache, dizziness, and back pain at the needle puncture site, SSH may result in permanent neurologic deficits if not properly treated within a short period of time. An otherwise healthy 43-year-old female with no predisposing factors presented with fever and headache. Diagnostic lumbar puncture was performed under suspicion of acute meningitis...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288239/late-onset-recurrence-of-neurological-deficits-after-surgery-for-spinal-arachnoid-diverticula
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Emili Alcoverro, James Fraser McConnell, Daniel Sanchez-Masian, Luisa De Risio, Steven De Decker, Rita Gonçalves
Spinal cord dysfunction secondary to spinal arachnoid diverticula (SAD) has been widely reported in the veterinary literature and there is some suggestion that surgical treatment may provide better outcomes than medical treatment. Despite this, previous reports have mentioned cases with recurrence of clinical signs following surgical treatment but the cause for this has not been further investigated. The medical records of seven dogs and one cat which presented for investigation of recurrence of neurological deficits at least six months after surgery for SAD were retrospectively reviewed...
December 29, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287820/health-related-quality-of-life-scores-underestimate-the-impact-of-major-complications-in-lumbar-degenerative-scoliosis-surgery
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Steven D Glassman, Keith H Bridwell, Christopher I Shaffrey, Charles C Edwards, Jon D Lurie, Christine R Baldus, Leah Y Carreon
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To examine Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCMI) as a marker for deterioration in health status not reflected in standard Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) measures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: HRQOL has become a primary metric for assessing outcomes following spinal deformity surgery. However, studies have reported limited impact of complications on postoperative HRQOL outcomes. METHODS: We examined serial CCMI, complications, and HRQOL outcomes for 138 adult lumbar deformity patients treated surgically with a minimum two-year follow-up that included 126 females (91%) with a mean age of 59...
January 2018: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284792/a-systematic-review-of-complications-in-thoracic-spine-surgery-for-ossification-of-ligamentum-flavum
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REVIEW
Xiaofei Hou, Zhongqiang Chen, Chuiguo Sun, Guangwu Zhang, Sijun Wu, Zheng Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review is to summarize the incidence of complications, to relate complication incidence to procedures performed, to assess the impact of the year of study publication and follow-up duration on complication incidence. METHODS: The authors conducted the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, and EMBASE searches for relevant literatures. The incidence of complications was summarized...
December 28, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284599/spinal-arteriovenous-vascular-malformations-in-patients-with-neural-tube-defects
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E Giordan, C Bortolotti, G Lanzino, W Brinjikji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neural tube defects, such as tethered cord, intradural lipoma, or myelomeningocele may coexist with spinal vascular malformations. The coexistence of these 2 rare entities is suggestive of a causal relationship between them, which may lead to further understanding of their pathogenesis. We present a series of 6 patients with epidural spinal arteriovenous fistulas associated with neural tube defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrieved cases of spinal vascular malformations associated with neural tube defects seen at our institution...
December 28, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279752/difference-in-spinal-sagittal-alignment-and-health-related-quality-of-life-between-males-and-females-with-cervical-deformity
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Shin Oe, Daisuke Togawa, Go Yoshida, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Yu Yamato, Sho Kobayashi, Tatsuya Yasuda, Tomohiro Banno, Yuki Mihara, Yukihiro Matsuyama
Study Design: Large cohort study. Purpose: To clarify spinal sagittal alignment and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) according to sex in volunteers aged >50 years with cervical deformity (CD). Overview of Literature: Adult spinal deformities, especially those associated with lumbosacral lesions, are more frequent in females; however, CD is observed to a greater extent in males. Methods: We divided 656 volunteers (263 males, 393 females; age, 50-89 years [mean, 73 years]) as follows: males with CD (CDM; 82 patients); males without CD (NCDM, 181); females with CD (CDF, 36); and females without CD (NCDF, 357)...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279751/thoracolumbar-vertebral-injuries-with-neurological-deficit-treated-with-posterior-decompression-short-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation-and-interlaminar-fusion
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Sachin Kumar, Satish Kumar, Rajender Kumar Arya, Avinash Kumar
Study Design: Prospective clinical study. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of interlaminar fusion and short segment pedicle screw fixation on thoracolumbar vertebral injuries for preventing pain and post-traumatic kyphosis. Overview of Literature: The treatment of thoracolumbar injuries continues to be one of the most controversial areas in spine care. The main aim of surgical treatment is to decompress the spinal cord or nerve roots, realign the spine, and correct or prevent post-traumatic kyphosis...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245277/primary-intramedullary-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Guoqing Wang, Fuyou Guo
RATIONALE: Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are highly malignant tumors, which are extremely rare entities and primary intramedullary PNETs are extremely rare. Till now, only 24 cases of primary intramedullary PNET have been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 26-year-old male presented with progressive low back and lower limb pain for 1 month. DIAGNOSES: Based on MRI and histopathological findings, he was diagnosed with primary intramedullary PNET...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238292/effect-of-vegf-on-inflammatory-regulation-neural-survival-and-functional-improvement-in-rats-following-a-complete-spinal-cord-transection
#16
Jing Li, Shuangxi Chen, Zhikai Zhao, Yunhao Luo, Yuhui Hou, Heng Li, Liumin He, Libing Zhou, Wutian Wu
After complete transection of the thoracic spinal segment, neonatal rats exhibit spontaneous locomotor recovery of hindlimbs, but this recovery is not found in adult rats after similar injury. The potential mechanism related to the difference in recovery of neonatal and adult rats remains unknown. In this study, 342 animals were analyzed. The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) level in spinal segments below injury sites was significantly higher in postnatal day 1 rats (P1) compared with 28-day-old adult rats (P28) following a complete T9 transection...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238102/prevention-and-prediction-of-postoperative-bowel-bladder-disorder-using-an-anal-plug-electrode-with-tc-msep-monitoring-during-spine-surgery
#17
Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kei Ando, Hideki Yagi, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Naoki Ishiguro, Shiro Imagama
A retrospective study was performed to examine the efficacy of intraoperative monitoring of the external anal sphincter (EAS) muscle-evoked potential after a transcranial muscle-action potential (Tc-MsEP) in spinal cord surgery, and to evaluate alarm points for EAS waveform deterioration related to postoperative bowel bladder disorder (BBD). BBD is caused by damage to the hypogastric, pelvic, and pudendal nerves and leads to a significant reduction in quality of life. Intraoperative Tc-MsEP monitoring using the EAS is common to prevent neurological deficit, but the relationship of BBD with intraoperative monitoring of the EAS has not been examined...
November 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231771/spinal-metastasis-with-neurologic-deficits
#18
Panagiotis Tsagozis, Henrik C F Bauer
Background and purpose - A significant number of patients with spinal metastases are treated non-surgically, but may need surgical treatment at a later stage due to progression of symptoms. Therefore, we investigated the need for late surgical decompression in patients with spinal metastasis who were initially deemed as non-surgical candidates, as well as the outcome of late surgery. Patients and methods - 116 patients who were referred to the orthopedic oncology department between 2002 and 2011 due to spinal metastasis with neurologic symptoms were deemed to be non-surgical candidates...
December 12, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215502/functional-limitations-due-to-stiffness-after-long-level-spinal-instrumented-fusion-surgery-to-correct-lumbar-degenerative-flat-back
#19
Jeong-Hoon Choi, Jee-Soo Jang, Kyong-Suk Yoo, Jong-Mog Shin, Il-Tae Jang Md
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of functional limitations due to stiffness after long level spinal instrumented fusion surgery to correct lumbar degenerative flat back was performed OBJECTIVE.: To analysis the functional limitations in patients treated surgically for ALDFB with long level instrumented fusion to the sacrum or pelvis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Long level instrumented fusion for adult lumbar degenerative flat back (ALDFB) decreases back pain and spinal deformity...
December 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204290/meningeal-carcinomatosis-and-spinal-cord-infiltration-caused-by-a-locally-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-in-a-cat
#20
Christoforos Posporis, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Olga Travetti, Maria Oliveira, Laura Polledo, Annette Wessmann
Case summary: A 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat was presented with acute non-painful hindlimb proprioceptive ataxia localising to T3-L3 spinal cord segments. MRI revealed paravertebral muscular hyperintensity on T2-weighted images at the level of T7-T8 vertebrae. The cat improved on conservative management but deteriorated 3 months later. Repeated MRI showed meningeal enhancement at the same level and hyperintensity of the paravertebral musculature extending to the right thoracic wall and pleural space on short tau inversion recovery images...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
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