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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913838/isolated-transverse-process-fractures-insignificant-injury-or-marker-of-complex-injury-pattern
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G Lombardo, P Petrone, K Prabhakaran, C P Marini
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the incidence of isolated transverse process fractures (ITPFx) amongst vertebral fractures in trauma patients, and specific-associated injury patterns present in patients with ITPFx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, 4-year review of our Level 1 Trauma Center registry was performed. Patients with blunt spinal column fractures were identified. Data collected included patient demographics, Injury Severity Score (ISS), type of imaging obtained, and concomitant injuries, including rib and pelvic fractures, liver, spleen, and kidney injury (SOI)...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889235/prevalence-and-topographic-distribution-of-spinal-inflammation-on-mr-imaging-in-patients-recently-diagnosed-with-axial-spondyloarthritis
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A Larbi, B Fourneret, C Lukas, M-P Baron, N Molinari, P Taourel, C Cyteval
OBJECTIVE: The primary goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and topographic distribution of spinal lesions in lower thoracic and lumbar spine on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with recently diagnosed with spondyloarthritis. The secondary goal was to identify variables associated with vertebral patterns consistent with spondyloarthritis on MRI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 112 HLA-B27 positive patients with recently diagnosed spondyloarthritis were retrospectively included...
November 23, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884934/chronic-neuropathic-pain-severity-is-determined-by-lesion-level-in-aquaporin-4-antibody-positive-myelitis
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George Tackley, Domizia Vecchio, Shahd Hamid, Maciej Jurynczyk, Yazhuo Kong, Rosie Gore, Kerry Mutch, Mark Woodhall, Patrick Waters, Angela Vincent, Maria Isabel Leite, Irene Tracey, Anu Jacob, Jacqueline Palace
IMPORTANCE: Chronic, intractable neuropathic pain is a common and debilitating consequence of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) myelitis, with no satisfactory treatment; few studies have yet to explore its aetiology. OBJECTIVE: To establish if myelitis-associated chronic pain in NMOSD is related to the craniocaudal location of spinal cord lesions. METHOD: (1) Retrospective cohort of 76 aquaporin 4-antibody (AQP4-Ab)-positive patients from Oxford and Liverpool's national NMOSD clinics, assessing current pain and craniocaudal location of cord lesion contemporary to pain onset...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883372/a-case-of-transverse-myelitis-caused-by-varicella-zoster-virus-in-an-immunocompetent-older-patient
#4
Jeong Eun Lee, Shinwon Lee, Kye Hyung Kim, Hee Ryeong Jang, Young Joo Park, Jin Suk Kang, Sung Yong Han, Sun Hee Lee
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a human neurotropic alphaherpesvirus that causes chickenpox (varicella) in children. VZV reactivation may lead to neurological complications, including transverse myelitis. However, transverse myelitis caused by VZV reactivation is rare in immunocompetent patients. Herein, we report a case of transverse myelitis caused by VZV in an immunocompetent older patient, and confirmed this case by polymerase chain reaction. A 79-year-old woman visited our service with complaints of weakness in the right lower leg, generalized vesicular eruptions, and throbbing pain in the right flank for ten days...
November 11, 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873766/incidental-finding-of-giant-pericardial-lipoma
#5
Handi Salim, Dhakshinamurthy Vijay Anand, Richard Watkin, Luke Tapp
We describe a patient with an incidental finding of a large mass adjacent to the heart detected on a screening CT scan. The differential diagnosis included primary and secondary tumours of the heart. Subsequent investigation with trans-thoracic echocardiogram and cardiac MRI confirmed a diagnosis of a giant pericardial lipoma, one of the common benign primary cardiac tumours.
November 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866381/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-three-dogs
#6
Youngjae Lee, Jaihyun Jung, Junyong Park, Jiyoon Jeong, Seokho Jeon, Sunyoung Park, Jinhwa Chang, Ji-Houn Kang, Chulhyun Lee, Dongwoo Chang
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is the most common congenital cardiovascular disorder in dogs and requires an accurate diagnosis for an appropriate treatment. Cardiac MRI (cMRI) has been reported as a method for characterization of canine thoracic vasculature. However, to the authors' knowledge, no published studies describe evaluation of canine PDA through cMRI. Three dogs were selected for this exploratory study. Electrocardiogram gating and breath-hold techniques were performed using a 3T MR scanner. Both black blood imaging and bright blood cine acquisitions were performed...
November 20, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856475/assessment-of-cardiovascular-remodelling-following-endovascular-aortic-repair-through-imaging-and-computation-the-core-prospective-observational-cohort-study-protocol
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Foeke J H Nauta, Arnoud V Kamman, El-Sayed H Ibrahim, Prachi P Agarwal, Bo Yang, Karen Kim, David M Williams, Joost A van Herwaarden, Frans L Moll, Kim A Eagle, Santi Trimarchi, Himanshu J Patel, C Alberto Figueroa
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic aortic stent grafts are orders of magnitude stiffer than the native aorta. These devices have been associated with acute hypertension, elevated pulse pressure, cardiac remodelling and reduced coronary perfusion. However, a systematic assessment of such cardiovascular effects of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is missing. The CardiOvascular Remodelling following Endovascular aortic repair (CORE) study aims to (1) quantify cardiovascular remodelling following TEVAR and compare echocardiography against MRI, the reference method; (2) validate computational modelling of cardiovascular haemodynamics following TEVAR using clinical measurements, and virtually assess the impact of more compliant stent grafts on cardiovascular haemodynamics; and (3) investigate diagnostic accuracy of ECG and serum biomarkers for cardiac remodelling compared to MRI...
November 17, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852384/-clinical-analysis-of-fourteen-cases-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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Q X Zhang, Y Huang, Y Y Shi, M L Zhang, D Y Zhao, J W Zhang
Objective: To analysis the clinical manifestation, radiological data, laboratory findings of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) to help physicians have a deeper understanding of the disease. Methods: The clinical manifestations, radiological data, laboratory findings of NMOSD patients from People's Hospital of Zhengzhou University between June 2015 and June 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Fourteen patients with NMOSD were enrolled, consisting of 3 males and 11 females. The onset age ranged from 15 to 62 years, in average 39...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846935/-ccafu-french-national-guidelines-2016-2018-on-bladder-cancer
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M Rouprêt, Y Neuzillet, A Masson-Lecomte, P Colin, E Compérat, F Dubosq, N Houédé, S Larré, G Pignot, P Puech, M Roumiguié, E Xylinas, A Méjean
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the guidelines national committee CCAFU on bladder cancer was to propose updated french guidelines for non-muscle invasive (NMIBC) and invasive (MIBC) bladder cancers. METHODS: A Medline search was achieved between 2013 and 2016, as regards diagnosis, options of treatment and follow-up of bladder cancer, to evaluate different references with levels of evidence. RESULTS: Diagnosis of NMIBC (Ta, T1, CIS) is based on a complete deep resection of the tumour...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832615/-changes-in-spinal-mri-findings-for-epidural-fluid-collection-in-the-treatment-of-intracranial-hypotension
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Norimitsu Nakagawa
We have experienced 30 cases of intracranial hypotension in the last three years. Spinal MRI was performed in all cases, and 27 patients demonstrated epidural fluid collection(EFC). Of these 30 patients, 6 were treated conservatively with bed rest and hydration, and 24 were treated with epidural blood patch(EBP). Twenty-two patients were cured, 4 were improved significantly, and 4 were improved partially. We examined spinal MR images of 22 patients after 3 months of treatment. The EFC wasn't visible in 11 cases;however, residual EFC was found in the 11 remaining cases...
November 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831993/postoperative-symptomatic-anterior-spinal-epidural-hematoma-complete-drainage-using-corpectomy-and-a-bladder-catheter
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Rafael González-Diaz, Ismael Auñon-Martin, Francisco Javier Ortega-Garcia, Rui Miguel Reis da Rocha
STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVE: We describe a technique to drain a thoracic and cervical postoperative epidural hematoma causing paraplegia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative compressive spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a devastating complication and early diagnosis and treatment is essential. The most commonly accepted treatment is decompression and drainage of hematoma. METHODS: A 65-year-old male with a degenerative disc disease located at C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7 levels with disc herniation underwent a standard anterior cervical decompression and fusion at C4-C5-C6-C7...
November 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823364/medical-management-of-spinal-epidural-empyema-in-five-dogs
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Susana R Monforte Monteiro, Antonella Gallucci, Nicolas Rousset, Paul M Freeman, Edward J Ives, Gualtiero Gandini, Nicolas Granger, An E Vanhaesebrouck
CASE DESCRIPTION 5 dogs were examined because of clinical signs of myelopathy, including signs of pain associated with the spinal region and rapidly progressive neurologic deficits. CLINICAL FINDINGS In all dogs, results of MRI were consistent with spinal epidural empyema. Concurrent infectious processes were identified at adjacent or distant sites in all dogs, including diskospondylitis, prostatitis, dermatitis, paraspinal infection following a penetrating injury, urinary tract infection, and pyothorax. Bacteria were isolated from 3 dogs; Escherichia coli was isolated from blood, urine, and prostatic wash samples from 1 dog; a Pasteurella sp was isolated from a percutaneous aspirate from an adjacent infected wound in a second dog; and a Corynebacterium sp was isolated from a thoracic fluid sample from a third dog...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815809/prevalence-of-thoracic-spine-lesions-masquerading-as-cauda-equina-syndrome-yield-of-a-novel-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol
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Katherine Stolper, James Clark Haug, Chad Todd Christensen, Kathleen Michelle Samsey, Michael David April
Our objective was to describe the yield of actionable thoracic spine lesions for a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol including evaluation of the thoracic spine among patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with symptoms consistent with epidural compression syndrome. Our ED and Department of Radiology together designed a novel rapid MRI protocol entailing 3D volumetric T2 weighted sequences through both the thoracic and lumbar spine obtained in the sagittal plane to assess for both lumbar and thoracic spine lesions...
November 4, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814755/atypical-mri-features-in-familial-adult-onset-alexander-disease-case-report
#14
Yonghong Liu, Heng Zhou, Huabing Wang, Xiaoqing Gong, Anna Zhou, Lin Zhao, Xindi Li, Xinghu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Alexander disease (AxD) is a rare neurological disease, especially in adults. It shows variable clinical and radiological features. CASE PRESENTATION: We diagnosed a female with AxD presenting with paroxysmal numbness of the limbs at the onset age of 28-year-old, progressing gradually to spastic paraparesis at age 30. One year later, she had ataxia, bulbar paralysis, bowel and bladder urgency. Her mother had a similar neurological symptoms and died within 2 years after onset (at the age of 47), and her maternal aunt also had similar but mild symptoms at the onset age of 54-year-old...
November 4, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813449/spinal-cord-herniation-repair-with-microstaples-case-report
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Pedro David Delgado-López, Cecilia Gil-Polo, Vicente Martín-Velasco, Javier Martín-Alonso, Ana María Galacho-Harriero, Elena Araus-Galdós
Idiopathic spinal cord herniation (ISCH) is a relatively rare and frequently misdiagnosed condition. It preferentially affects women and causes progressive thoracic myelopathy that presents as a Brown-Séquard syndrome or as spastic paraparesis. Although its etiology and pathogenesis are controversial, ISCH is characterized by the presence of an anterior dural defect that allows the incarceration of a segment of the cord. Typically, a C-shaped ventral displacement and kinking of the cord are visible on sagittal MRI...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800076/-the-contribution-of-mri-in-the-management-of-slowly-progressive-nontraumatic-spinal-cord-compression
#16
Nfally Badji, Hamidou Deme, Geraud Akpo, Boucar Ndong, Mouhamadou Hamine Toure, Sokhna Ba Diop, El Hadji Niang
Slow spinal cord compressions are due to the development of an expansive lesion within the medullary canal. This is a very common condition whose diagnosis is primarily clinical. The magnetic resonance imaging occupies a central and currently irreplaceable position in diagnosis and localization as well as in etiological research. Etiology of cancer is predominant in Europe. This study aims to describe the MRI features of slow spinal cord compressions and to determine its etiologic profile. This is a retrospective study of 97 cases whose data were collected at the Department of Radiology, National University Hospital Centre (CHUN) of Fann, over a period of 30 months (from March 8, 2010 to September 29 2012)...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798426/advances-in-growing-rods-treatment-for-early-onset-scoliosis
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Senol Bekmez, Ozgur Dede, Muharrem Yazici
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of treatment in early onset scoliosis is to correct the deformity while allowing the thoracic growth for optimal cardiopulmonary functions. Growing rods treatment is a distraction-based, growth-friendly method that is commonly used in treatment of early onset scoliosis with its specific indications. Magnetically controlled growing rods (MCGR) method has been introduced to avoid morbidity of recurrent lengthening procedures. In this review, recent developments in traditional growing rods and MCGR are summarized...
October 27, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797454/thoracic-mri-evaluation-of-sarcoidosis-in-children
#18
Sureyya Burcu Gorkem, Seçil Köse, Edward Y Lee, Selim Doğanay, Ayse Seda Coskun, Mehmet Köse
BACKGROUND: Childhood sarcoidosis is a very rare granulomatous disorder with an unknown etiology. Stage 1 disease is the most common whereas stages 2, 3, and 0 are rare in children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate thoracic findings of pediatric pulmonary sarcoidosis on MRI and to compare them with CT findings. METHODS: Between August 2010 and May 2015, seven consecutive pediatric patients (four male, three female; age range: 8-18 years, mean age: 13...
October 31, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796469/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pulmonary-infection-in-immunocompromised-children-comparison-with-multidetector-computed-tomography
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H Nursun Ozcan, Ayşegul Gormez, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Jale Karakaya, Berna Oguz, Sule Unal, Mualla Cetin, Mehmet Ceyhan, Mithat Haliloglu
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to detect pulmonary infection in immunocompromised children. OBJECTIVE: To compare MRI and multidetector CT findings of pulmonary abnormalities in immunocompromised children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen neutropaenic children (6 girls; ages 2-18 years) were included. Non-contrast-enhanced CT was performed with a 64-detector CT scanner. Axial and coronal non-enhanced thoracic MRI was performed using a 1...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792113/surgical-strategy-for-spinal-dumbbell-tumors-a-new-classification-and-surgical-outcomes
#20
Tong Liu, Hui Liu, Jian-Ning Zhang, Tao Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and twenty-four patients with spinal dumbbell tumors were analyzed retrospectively using a new classification. OBJECTIVES: To recommend a novel classification of spinal dumbbell tumors based on the characteristics of surgical approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Current classifications of cervical dumbbell tumor are excessively convoluted with an impractical number of variables or lack of quantitative indicators for the choice of surgical approach, and there are few classifications described in literature which related to thoracic or lumbar dumbbell tumors...
October 25, 2016: Spine
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