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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718316/predictors-of-complications-and-readmission-following-spinal-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Daniel Lubelski, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Taylor E Purvis, Thomas T Bomberger, Courtney Rory Goodwin, Ilya Laufer, Daniel M Sciubba
AIM: to identify preoperative factors associated with morbidity/mortality, hospital length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission and operation rates following spinal stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for spinal tumors. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program was queried from 2012 to 2014 to identify patients undergoing SRS for spinal tumors. Logistic regression was performed to identify predictors. RESULTS: 2714 patients were identified; 6...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710985/spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-idiopathic-thoracic-epidural-lipomatosis-in-an-adolescent-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rumaiza Al-Yafeai, Yazid Maghrabi, Hussein Malibary, Saleh Baeesa
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) is a rare condition that presents with progressive spinal cord or nerve root compression. It is commonly reported in patients receiving long-term exogenous steroid therapy or in patients with endogenous steroid overproduction. The occurrence of this condition as an idiopathic entity is rarely reported. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors present the clinical course and outcome of a 16-year-old male student, who presented with progressive spastic paraparesis of a one-year duration caused by idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707832/-surgical-management-of-the-spinal-metastases
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Dennis E Dominguez, Nicolas Lauper, Alejandro Velastegui, Jermy Reynolds
Seventy per cent of patients with cancer have evidence of metastases and spinal involvement may occur in up to 50 %. Pain is the most frequent symptom and it occurs in 90 % of the patients. It exist three different type of spinal pain : inflammatory, radicular and mechanical pain. Pain could be related to a neurological compromise and treatment becomes urgent. Steroids are introduced even if surgery is indicated. The Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score is a useful tool in order to determine instability in spinal metastases...
December 14, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704909/tophaceous-gout-in-the-lumbar-spinal-canal-mimicking-epidural-spinal-tumor
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Taeshin Kim, Bum-Joon Kim, Se-Hoon Kim, Seung-Hwan Lee
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints. Though gout frequently involves the big toe or other extremities, it rarely occurs in the spinal canal. A 35-year-old man presented with left L5 radiculopathy. He had leg pain for 8 months and received several epidural steroid injections. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 1.7×1.1-cm ovoid contrast-enhancing mass, causing pressure erosion of the left L5 pedicle. Microscopic laminotomy was performed at the left L5 lamina...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697346/-necrozoospermia-from-etiologic-diagnosis-to-therapeutic-management
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A Dumont, A-L Barbotin, V Lefebvre-Khalil, V Mitchell, J-M Rigot, F Boitrelle, G Robin
This review describes necrospermia, its diagnosis, causes and management. Sperm vitality is commonly assessed in the laboratory of reproductive biology, with the eosin test or with the hypo-osmotic swelling test. Necrospermia is defined by a percentage of living spermatozoa inferior to 58%, and can be related to male infertility. Several pathological mechanisms may be involved and can be classified either in testicular causes (hyperthyroidism, local hyperthermia, varicocele), or post-testicular causes (epididymal necrospermia, dysregulation of seminal plasma, adult polycystic kidney disease, vasectomy reversal, anti-sperm antibodies) or both (infection, toxic, age, spinal cord injury)...
April 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696946/optimal-treatment-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-an-update
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Janus Patel, Ian Osburn, Anne Wanaselja, Ryan Nobles
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our review of current literature within the past 12-24 months for the treatment of lumbar spinals stenosis (LSS) serves to update providers on recent advances and comparisons regarding therapy spanning lifestyle modification, pharmacologic therapy, minimally invasive interventions, and surgical interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Current literature supporting the inclusion of physical therapy and gabapentin/pregabalin within an initial treatment regimen have been positive...
July 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681962/systematic-review-of-management-of-chronic-pain-after-surgery
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V Wylde, J Dennis, A D Beswick, J Bruce, C Eccleston, N Howells, T J Peters, R Gooberman-Hill
BACKGROUND: Pain present for at least 3 months after a surgical procedure is considered chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) and affects 10-50 per cent of patients. Interventions for CPSP may focus on the underlying condition that indicated surgery, the aetiology of new-onset pain or be multifactorial in recognition of the diverse causes of this pain. The aim of this systematic review was to identify RCTs of interventions for the management of CPSP, and synthesize data across treatment type to estimate their effectiveness and safety...
July 6, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663652/clonidine-as-an-adjuvant-in-fluoroscopic-guided-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-in-a-patient-of-chronic-lumbosacral-radiculopathy
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Nandita Mehta, Misbah Salaria, A Q Salaria
Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is a minimally invasive modality used to treat patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy secondary to prolapsed intervertebral disc or spinal canal stenosis. In this case report, we describe the management of a patient with chronic lumbosacral radiculopathy secondary to intervertebral disc herniation which was seen as a right paracentral disc protrusion at levels L4-L5, L5-S1 causing thecal sac indentation, effacement of the right lateral recess and right exiting nerve root impingement as was seen on the magnetic resonance image...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660111/corticosteroid-treatment-for-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-a-review
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REVIEW
Gordon D Skeoch, Matthew K Tobin, Sajeel Khan, Andreas A Linninger, Ankit I Mehta
STUDY DESIGN: Narrative review. OBJECTIVE: Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is a very frequent complication among cancer patients. Presenting commonly as nocturnal back pain, MSCC typically progresses to lower extremity paresis, loss of ambulatory capabilities, and paraplegia. In addition to standard treatment modalities, corticosteroid administration has been utilized in preclinical and clinical settings as adjunctive therapy to reduce local spinal cord edema and improve clinical symptoms...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639937/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-compared-with-standard-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-transverse-myelitis-in-adults-and-children-strive
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Michael Absoud, Peter Brex, Olga Ciccarelli, Onyinye Diribe, Gavin Giovannoni, Jennifer Hellier, Rosemary Howe, Rachel Holland, Joanna Kelly, Paul McCrone, Caroline Murphy, Jackie Palace, Andrew Pickles, Michael Pike, Neil Robertson, Anu Jacob, Ming Lim
BACKGROUND: Transverse myelitis (TM) is an immune-mediated disorder of the spinal cord that affects adults and children and that causes motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunction. There is a prolonged recovery phase, which may continue for many years. Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an uncommon relapsing inflammatory central nervous system condition in which TM can be the first presenting symptom. As TM and NMO affect many patients in the prime of their working life, the disorder can impose a significant demand on health resources...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639074/worsening-trends-in-analgesics-recommended-for-spinal-pain-in-primary-care
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Stephanie Mathieson, Lisa Valenti, Christopher G Maher, Helena Britt, Qiang Li, Andrew J McLachlan, Chung-Wei Christine Lin
PURPOSE: Limited evidence exists on secular trends of analgesics for spinal pain. We investigated general practitioner's (GP) recommendations of analgesic medicines for spinal pain and investigated characteristics associated with their recommendation. METHODS: We accessed data on spinal pain consultations from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) database, a nationally representative database on GP activity in Australia. Data extracted included consultation details and management provided...
June 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638936/nuclear-receptors-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cell-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Gkikas, Matina Tsampoula, Panagiotis K Politis
In the central nervous system, embryonic and adult neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs) generate the enormous variety and huge numbers of neuronal and glial cells that provide structural and functional support in the brain and spinal cord. Over the last decades, nuclear receptors and their natural ligands have emerged as critical regulators of NSC homeostasis during embryonic development and adult life. Furthermore, substantial progress has been achieved towards elucidating the molecular mechanisms of nuclear receptors action in proliferative and differentiation capacities of NSCs...
June 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631809/anabolic-steroids-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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REVIEW
Cho Naing, Maxine A Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers develop as a result of a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both. The ulcers usually arise over a bony prominence, and are recognised as a common medical problem affecting people confined to a bed or wheelchair for long periods of time. Anabolic steroids are used as off-label drugs (drugs which are used without regulatory approval) and have been used as adjuvants to usual treatment with dressings, debridement, nutritional supplements, systemic antibiotics and antiseptics, which are considered to be supportive in healing of pressure ulcers...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619118/serum-levels-of-leptin-and-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-are-inversely-associated-with-radiographic-spinal-progression-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-results-from-the-enradas-trial
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Agnes Hartl, Joachim Sieper, Uta Syrbe, Joachim Listing, Kay-Geert Hermann, Martin Rudwaleit, Denis Poddubnyy
BACKGROUND: Previous research indicates a role of adipokines in inflammation and osteogenesis. Hence adipokines might also have a pathophysiological role in inflammation and new bone formation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of adipokine serum levels as predictors of radiographic spinal progression in patients with AS. METHODS: A total of 120 patients with definite AS who completed a 2-year follow up in the ENRADAS trial were included in the current study...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614233/discordant-lumbar-epidural-hematoma-after-caudal-steroid-injection-a-case-report-care-compliant
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Jung Ju Choi, Young Jin Chang, Wol Seon Jung, Kyung Cheon Lee, Ju Ho Kim, Youn Yi Jo
RATIONALE: Caudal epidural injection is one of the conventional treatments of chronic back pain. Even though spinal epidural hematoma after caudal epidural injection is rare but it can cause serious neurologic complication. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 83-year-old woman taking cilostazol received caudal epidural steroid injection because of her chronic back pain. Six hours later, she experienced an acute hip pain which worsened with time. DIAGNOSIS: Magnetic resonance image showed acute cord compression due to a spinal epidural hematoma at L2-S1 level with concomitant central canal compromise at L2/3, L3/4 level...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604494/risk-factors-for-and-complications-after-surgical-delay-in-elective-single-level-lumbar-fusion
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Scott C Wagner, Joseph S Butler, Ian D Kaye, Arjun Sebastian, Patrick B Morrissey, Christopher Kepler
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort Objective: To assess the incidence of and risk factors for delay of elective lumbar fusion surgery, as well as medical and surgical complications associated with surgical delay. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar fusion is a well-established treatment for patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis with stenosis who have failed conservative management. Rarely, patients admitted for elective lumbar fusion may experience a delay in surgery past the day of admission...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601860/characteristics-and-long-term-outcome-of-neurosarcoidosis-a-population-based-study-from-1976-2013
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Patompong Ungprasert, Cynthia S Crowson, Eric L Matteson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neurosarcoidosis is a rare condition with serious health consequences. However, little is known about clinical characteristics and outcome of neurosarcoidosis in the community setting. METHODS: Patients with neurosarcoidosis were identified from a previously described cohort of patients with incident sarcoidosis from Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States from 1976 to 2013 using individual medical record review. Data on clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcome were collected...
June 10, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601821/study-protocol-comparison-of-the-effect-of-treatment-with-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-added-to-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-a-therapy-versus-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-a-therapy-alone-on-progression-of-structural-damage-in-the-spine-over-two-years
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Fabian Proft, Burkhard Muche, Joachim Listing, Valeria Rios-Rodriguez, Joachim Sieper, Denis Poddubnyy
INTRODUCTION: There is some evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), in particular celecoxib, might possess not only a symptomatic efficacy but also disease-modifying properties in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), retarding the progression of structural damage in the spine if taken continuously. In contrast, this remains controversial for tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors, despite their good clinical efficacy. The impact of a combined therapy (a TNF inhibitor plus an NSAID) on radiographic spinal progression in AS is unclear...
June 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592693/non-genomic-actions-of-17-%C3%AE-estradiol-restore-respiratory-neuroplasticity-in-young-ovariectomized-female-rats
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Brendan J Dougherty, Elizabeth S Kopp, Jyoti J Watters
Gonadal steroids modulate CNS plasticity, including phrenic long-term facilitation (pLTF), a form of spinal respiratory neuroplasticity resulting in increased phrenic nerve motor output following exposure to acute intermittent hypoxia (aIH; three 5 min episodes, 10.5% O2). Despite the importance of respiratory system neuroplasticity, and its dependence on estrogen in males, little is known about pLTF expression or mechanisms of estrogen signaling in females. Here, we tested the hypotheses that: 1) pLTF expression in young, gonadally intact female rats would be expressed during estrous cycle stages in which 17β-estradiol (E2) is naturally high (e...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589049/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-with-cranial-and-caudal-extension
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Mahmood Mubasher, Aseel Sukik, Ahmed Hassan El Beltagi, Ali Rahil
A 23-year-old lady presented with vertigo and imbalance in walking, blurring of vision, diplopia, and headache, in addition to numbness in the lower limbs over a period of six days. On examination patient had nystagmus, ataxia, positive Romberg test, and hyperreflexia. MRI examination of the brain and spinal cord showed evidence of faint bright signal intensity foci in T2/FLAIR involving bilateral cerebral hemispheres, subcortical deep white matter, bilateral thalami, posterior pons and left brachium pontis, and basal ganglia, with small nodular enhancement that aligned along curvilinear structures; those lesions also were apparent along the spinal cord at multiple levels...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
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