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Cervical manipulation

Christopher S Graffeo, Ross C Puffer, Eelco F M Wijdicks, William E Krauss
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke following anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is an exceedingly rare complication. There are only three previous cases focusing on this problem in the literature; here, we present the fourth case. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient, cared for at an outside institution, developed a delayed ischemic stroke 3 days following an ACDF. This complication was attributed to carotid manipulation precipitating vascular injury in the setting of multiple comorbid vascular and coagulopathic risk factors, including previously undiagnosed carotid atherosclerosis, a prior history of pulmonary embolus requiring Warfarin anticoagulation (held perioperatively), acute dehydration, and atrial fibrillation...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
Michel Kressig, Cynthia K Peterson, Kyle McChurch, Christof Schmid, Serafin Leemann, Bernard Anklin, B Kim Humphreys
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether cervical disk herniation (CDH) location, morphology, or Modic changes (MCs) are related to treatment outcomes. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and outcome data from 44 patients with CDH treated with spinal manipulative therapy were evaluated. MRI scans were assessed for CDH axial location, morphology, and MCs. Pain (0-10 for neck and arm) and Neck Disability Index (NDI) data were collected at baseline; 2 weeks; 1, 3, and 6 months; and 1 year...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Yuriy O Ivanov, Francis J Lopez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Karam Moon, Felipe C Albuquerque, Tyler Cole, Bradley A Gross, Cameron G McDougall
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular intervention for cervical carotid artery dissection (CAD) and vertebral artery dissection (VAD) may be indicated in specific circumstances. OBJECTIVE: To review our institutional experience with endovascular treatment of cervical dissections over the past 20 years to examine indications for treatment, interventional methods, and outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database to identify patients with extracranial dissection who underwent endovascular intervention between January 1996 and January 2016...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Leroy R Sharer, Ira M Goldstein
CLINICAL HISTORY: Intradural, extramedullary cervical spinal involvement is an uncommon manifestation of neurocysticercosis. CASE REPORT: A case of a middle-aged man with neurocysticercosis in the intradural extramedullary cervical spine and brain who originally presented with bilateral paresthesias of his extremities, with a progressively unsteady gait. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed cystic enhancing lesions in the brain and cervical region of the spine, with the largest cyst extending from the posterior fossa through C2, causing spinal cord compression...
September 9, 2016: European Spine Journal
Rob A B Oostendorp, Hans Elvers, Emilia Mikolajewska, Nathalie Roussel, Emiel van Trijffel, Han Samwel, Jo Nijs, William Duquet
OBJECTIVES: The term 'cephalalgiaphobia' was introduced in the mid-1980s and defined as fear of migraine (attacks). We hypothesized that a specific subtype of cephalalgiaphobia affects patients with cervicogenic headache (CEH). This study aimed to: (1) define the term 'cervico-cephalalgiaphobia'; (2) develop a set of indicators for phobia relevant to patients with CEH; and (3) apply this set to a practice test in order to estimate the frequency of cervico-cephalalgiaphobia in the Dutch primary care practice of manual physical therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Tim Killeen, Christopher S Easthope, Linard Filli, Michael Linnebank, Armin Curt, Marc Bolliger, Björn Zörner
In healthy subjects, changes in arm swing symmetry while walking are observed when a cognitive dual task is added, with a tendency toward left-dominant arm swing as cognitive load increases. We applied a modified Stroop word/color naming paradigm to investigate this effect in spinal cord injured (SCI) patients. Six patients with cervical SCI (cSCI), 6 with thoracic injuries (tSCI; all 12 patients American Spinal Injury Association [ASIA] Injury Score [AIS]D), and 12 healthy, matched controls underwent three-dimensional 3D gait analysis while walking normally at a comfortable speed (NW) and when performing an additional congruent (CS) and incongruent (IS) Stroop task...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
J A Molad, M Findler, N M Bornstein, E Auriel
INTRODUCTION: Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is an important cause of ischemic stroke which may occur following minor traumatic neck manipulations or hyperextension. This paper describes four cases of CAD secondary to dental procedures. CASES: Four patients were admitted to the neurology department due to various neurological deficits, which developed subsequently to dental procedure. CT angiography demonstrated CAD in all patients. No predisposing background disease or other neck manipulations were found...
September 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Pontsho Moela, Lesetja Raymond Motadi
Overexpression of RBBP6 in cancers of the colon, lung, and esophagus makes it a potential target in anticancer therapy. This is especially important because RBBP6 associates with the tumor suppressor gene p53, the inactivation of which has been linked to over 50% of all cancer types. However, the expression of RBBP6 in cancer and its interaction with p53 are yet to be understood in order to determine whether or not RBBP6 is cancer promoting and therefore a potential biomarker. In this study, we manipulated RBBP6 expression levels followed by treatment with either camptothecin or γ-aminobutyric acid in cervical cancer cells to induce apoptosis or cell cycle arrest...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Sayoa A de Eulate-Beramendi, Kelvin M Piña-Batista, Victor Rodrigo, Hector E Torres-Rivas, Juan C Rial-Basalo
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBS) is a highly malignant glioma that rarely presents as an infratentorial tumor. Multicentric gliomas lesions are widely separated in site and/or time and its incidence has been reported between 0.15 and 10%. Multicentric gliomas involving supratentorial and infratentorial region are even more rare. In most cases, infratentorial disease is seen after surgical manipulation or radiation therapy and is usually located in the cerebellum or cervical region...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
Jill N D'Souza, David Cognetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 28, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Nandini Govil, Nicole C Schmitt, Seungwon Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 28, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Collin R Diedrich, Jennifer O'Hern, Maximiliano G Gutierrez, Nafiesa Allie, Patricia Papier, Graeme Meintjes, Anna K Coussens, Helen Wainwright, Robert J Wilkinson
BACKGROUND:  Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV)-infected persons are more susceptible to tuberculosis than HIV-uninfected persons. Low peripheral CD4(+) T-cell count is not the sole cause of higher susceptibility, because HIV-infected persons with a high peripheral CD4(+) T-cell count and those prescribed successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) remain more prone to active tuberculosis than HIV-uninfected persons. We hypothesized that the increase in susceptibility is caused by the ability of HIV to manipulate Mycobacterium tuberculosis-associated granulomas...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Karam Moon, Felipe Albuquerque, Tyler Scott Cole, Bradley A Gross, Cameron G McDougall
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular intervention for cervical carotid artery and vertebral artery dissections (CAD and VAD) may be indicated in specific circumstances. METHODS: We reviewed a prospectively maintained database from January 1996 to January 2016 of extracranial dissections undergoing endovascular intervention. RESULTS: There were 116 patients, including 93 in the CAD cohort and 23 in the VAD cohort, with a mean age of 44.9 years (range 5-76) and mean postprocedure follow-up of 41...
August 2016: Neurosurgery
Sean A Duquette, Mohsen Kazemi
This case describes the utilization of spinal manipulative therapy for an acute athletic injury during a Taekwondo competition. During the tournament, an athlete had a sudden, non-traumatic, ballistic movement of the cervical spine. This resulted in the patient having a locked cervical spine with limited active motion in all directions. The attending chiropractor assessed the athlete, and deemed manipulation was appropriate. After the manipulation, the athlete's range of motion was returned and was able to finish the match...
June 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Michelle A Laframboise, Howard Vernon, John Srbely
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the summative effect of two consecutive spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) interventions within the same session on the pain pressure sensitivity of neurosegmentally linked myofascial tissues. METHODS: 26 participants were recruited and assessed for the presence of a clinically identifiable myofascial trigger point in the right infraspinatus muscle. Participants were randomly assigned to test or control group. Test group received two consecutive real cervical SMT interventions to C5-C6 segment while controls received one real SMT followed by one validated sham SMT intervention to C5-C6 segment...
June 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Milos R Popovic, Vera Zivanovic, Taufik A Valiante
Non-traumatic spinal cord pathology is responsible for 25-52% of all spinal cord lesions. Studies have revealed that spinal stenosis accounts for 16-21% of spinal cord injury (SCI) admissions. Impaired grips as well as slow unskilled hand and finger movements are the most common complaints in patients with spinal cord disorders, such as myelopathy secondary to cervical spondylosis. In the past, our team carried out couple of successful clinical trials, including two randomized control trials, showing that functional electrical stimulation therapy (FEST) can restore voluntary reaching and/or grasping function, in people with stroke and traumatic SCI...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
P Sethi, P K Bhatia, N Gupta, K Singh
Multiple pterygium syndrome (MPS) is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by flexion of joint and digit contractures, skin webbing, cleft palate, deformity of the spine, and cervical spine fusion. Difficult airway is associated mainly due to micrognathia, retrognathia, webbing of the neck, and limitation of the mouth opening and neck extension. We are reporting a case of a 5-year-old female diagnosed with MPS and exhibiting a bilateral club foot and congenital vertical talus. The patient was posted for manipulation and above the knee casting under general anesthesia...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Francesco Raspagliesi, Giorgio Bogani, Fabio Martinelli, Mauro Signorelli, Valentina Chiappa, Cono Scaffa, Ilaria Sabatucci, Marco Adorni, Domenica Lorusso, Antonino Ditto
PURPOSE: To test the effects of the implementation of 3D laparoscopic technology for the execution of nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy. METHODS: Thirty patients undergoing nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy via 3D laparoscopic (3D-LNSRH, n = 10) or open surgery (NSRH, n = 20) were studied prospectively. RESULTS: No significant differences were observed in baseline patient characteristics. Operative times were similar between groups. We compared the first 10 patients undergoing 3D-LNSRH with the last 20 patients undergoing NSRH...
August 3, 2016: Tumori
F T Mendonça, I Barreto de Moura, D Pellizzaro, B J Grossi, R Carvalho Diniz
OBJECTIVE: We report the anesthesia management of a 15 years-old patient with neurofibromatosis type 1, scheduled for resection of a tumor located in the occipitocervical region. In addition, we review the pertaining literature, emphasizing the anesthetic implications of neurofibromatosis manipulation. CASE : A 15-years-old female patient, with Neurofibromatosis type 1 was diagnosed with a large tumor in occipitocervical region suggestive of a plexiform neurofibroma. She presented with cervical instability, difficulty in positioning due to the large cervical mass and other predictors of airway difficulty...
2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica
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