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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525509/analgesic-choice-in-management-of-rib-fractures-paravertebral-block-or-epidural-analgesia
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Mahdi Malekpour, Ammar Hashmi, James Dove, Denise Torres, Jeffrey Wild
BACKGROUND: Rib fractures are commonly encountered in the setting of trauma. The aim of this study was to assess the association between the clinical outcome of rib fracture and epidural analgesia (EA) versus paravertebral block (PVB) using the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). METHODS: Using the 2011 and 2012 versions of the NTDB, we retrieved completed records for all patients above 18 years of age who were admitted with rib fractures. Primary outcome was in-hospital mortality...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525472/a-comparison-of-implants-used-in-open-door-laminoplasty-structural-rib-allografts-versus-metallic-miniplates
#2
Ehsan Tabaraee, Praveen Mummaneni, Amir Abdul-Jabbar, David Shearer, Esha Roy, Beejal Amin, Christopher Ames, Shane Burch, Vedat Deviren, Sigurd Berven, Serena Hu, Dean Chou, Bobby K Tay
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case-controlled study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Open-door laminoplasty has been successfully used to address cervical spondylotic myelopathy and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. Two common implants include rib allograft struts and metallic miniplates. OBJECTIVE: The goals of this study were to compare outcomes, complications, and costs associated with these 2 implants. METHODS: A retrospective review was done on 51 patients with allograft struts and 55 patients with miniplates...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523160/do-low-profile-implants-provide-reliable-stability-in-fixing-the-sternal-fractures-as-a-fourth-vertebral-column-in-sternovertebral-injuries
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Sebastian Krinner, Sina Grupp, Pascal Oppel, Andreas Langenbach, Friedrich F Hennig, Stefan Schulz-Drost
BACKGROUND: Flexion and compression forces to the trunk can cause severe instability of the vertebral column and the anterior chest wall, mostly associated with an unstable fracture of the sternum. In combination, the worst case would be a complete disruption of the trunk. Some authors consider the sternum-rib-complex to be the fourth vertebral column. This study discusses the possibilities to treat instable trunk injuries with sternal fractures concomitant to vertebral spine fractures through anterior sternal plating employing a locked plate osteosynthesis in a low profile design instead of the use of bulky implants...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523133/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-major-lung-resections-pitfalls-tips-and-tricks
#4
Mahmoud Ismail, Marc Swierzy, Dania Nachira, Jens C Rückert, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Nearly six years since inception, uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become a growing part of major lung resections and has revolutionized the way thoracic surgeons treat pulmonary lesions. This technique is being touted for various benefits. It ensures direct visualization together with a better exposure of the lung and allows the chance of a digital palpation of the lesion through a small incision. Postoperative pain is reduced due to the involvement of only one intercostal space without rib spreading and muscle disruption...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522279/-stereotactic-lung-radiotherapy-technical-setting-up-on-novalis-tx-%C3%A2-and-single-centre-prospective-study-of-the-100-first-malignant-pulmonary-nodules-treated-at-centre-jean-perrin
#5
A Bellière-Calandry, G Dupic, F Magnier, V Chassin, V Dedieu, M Lapeyre
PURPOSE: Description of the treatment technique of stereotactic lung radiotherapy on Novalis Tx(®) and prospective study of the first 100 pulmonary nodules treated at centre Jean-Perrin (France). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From October 2012 to December 2015, 100 inoperable pulmonary nodules (62 stage I non-small-cell lung cancer and 38 metastases) of 90 patients with a mean age of 68.2 years (range: 46-89 years) were prospectively treated with dynamic arctherapy on Novalis Tx(®)...
May 15, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520819/in-vitro-analysis-of-the-segmental-flexibility-of-the-thoracic-spine
#6
Hans-Joachim Wilke, Andrea Herkommer, Karin Werner, Christian Liebsch
Basic knowledge about the thoracic spinal flexibility is limited and to the authors' knowledge, no in vitro studies have examined the flexibility of every thoracic spinal segment under standardized experimental conditions using pure moments. In our in vitro study, 68 human thoracic functional spinal units including the costovertebral joints (at least n = 6 functional spinal units per segment from T1-T2 to T11-T12) were loaded with pure moments of ±7.5 Nm in flexion/extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation in a custom-built spine tester to analyze range of motion (ROM) and neutral zone (NZ)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520764/rib-biomechanical-properties-exhibit-diagnostic-potential-for-accurate-ageing-in-forensic-investigations
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Andrea Bonicelli, Bledar Xhemali, Elena F Kranioti, Peter Zioupos
Age estimation remains one of the most challenging tasks in forensic practice when establishing a biological profile of unknown skeletonised remains. Morphological methods based on developmental markers of bones can provide accurate age estimates at a young age, but become highly unreliable for ages over 35 when all developmental markers disappear. This study explores the changes in the biomechanical properties of bone tissue and matrix, which continue to change with age even after skeletal maturity, and their potential value for age estimation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516005/caffey-s-disease-sans-mandibular-and-clavicular-involvement-a-rare-case-report
#8
Sachin Khanduri, Gaurav Katyal, Aakshit Goyal, Shreshtha Jain, Tushar Sabharwal, Mriganki Chaudhary
Caffey's disease, also known as Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis, is a rare, self-limited, benign, inflammatory gene-related disorder of infants that causes bone changes, soft tissue swelling, and irritability. The mandible (75%), clavicles, and ulnae are the bones most frequently involved, others being long bones, lateral ribs, ilia with skull being the rarest. However, we report a case of a 5-month-old male diagnosed with Infantile cortical hyperostosis but with absent mandibular and clavicular involvement, thus depicting the unusual presentation of this disease...
April 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515371/bilateral-cervical-ribs-in-a-mixed-breed-dog
#9
Andrea Cantalamessa, Stefano Martin, Andrea Marchegiani, Alessandro Fruganti, Fabrizio Dini, Adolfo Maria Tambella
A 4-year-old intact female, mixed breed dog was presented with a complaint of dyspnea. Clinical examination revealed symptoms related to disease of the upper airways. Radiographic findings were consistent with tracheal collapse associated with anomalies involving the seventh cervical vertebra and the first ribs bilaterally. Radiographs were highly suggestive of cervical ribs; computed tomography and ultrasound examination allowed complete characterization and better localization of the anomalies with relationship to the adjacent muscle and vasculature...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515288/motor-recovery-beginning-23-years-after-ischemic-stroke
#10
Peter Sörös, Robert Teasell, Daniel F Hanley, J David Spence
It is widely believed that most stroke recovery occurs within 6 months, with little benefit of physiotherapy or other modalities beyond a year. We report a remarkable case of stroke recovery beginning 23 years after a severe stroke due to embolization from the innominate artery and subclavian artery, resulting from compression of the right subclavian artery by a cervical rib. The patient had a large right fronto-parietal infarction with severe left hemiparesis, and a totally non-functional spastic left hand...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514496/a-reappraisal-of-children-s-thoracic-surface-anatomy
#11
Nicholas Fischer, Jonty Morreau, Ramanen Sugunesegran, Kiarash Taghavi, Ali Mirjalili
Accurate knowledge of surface anatomy is fundamental to safe clinical practice. A paucity of evidence in the literature regarding thoracic surface anatomy in children was identified. The associations between surface landmarks and internal structures were meticulously analyzed by reviewing high quality computed tomography (CT) images of 77 children aged from four days to 12 years. The results confirmed that the sternal angle is an accurate surface landmark for the azygos-superior vena cava junction in a plane through to the level of upper T4 from birth to age four, and to lower T4 in older children...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508830/dosimetric-verification-of-dose-calculation-algorithm-in-the-lung-during-total-marrow-irradiation-using-helical-tomotherapy
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Ewelina Konstanty, Julian Malicki, Katarzyna Łagodowska, Anna Kowalik
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of proliferative diseases of the hematopoietic system involves, in most cases, chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy, which is intended to provide adequate immunosuppressant. Conventionally, total body irradiation (TBI) was used; however, total marrow irradiation (TMI) performed with helical tomotherapy (HT) has been proposed as an alternative, with the aim of delivering the highest dose in the target area (skeleton bone). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of the dose calculation algorithm for the lung in TMI delivered with HT...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508699/antimicrobial-anticancer-and-antioxidant-compounds-from-premna-resinosa-growing-in-saudi-arabia
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Dina A Albadawi, Ramzi A Mothana, Jamal M Khaled, Abdelkhader E Ashour, Ashok Kumar, Sheikh F Ahmad, Mansour S Al-Said, Adnan J Al-Rehaily, Nawal M Almusayeib
CONTEXT: Premna resinosa (Hochst.) Schauer (Lamiaceae) is used in many places to treat bronchitis, respiratory illness and convulsions of the rib cage. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the anticancer, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of P. resinosa, and isolates some responsible constituents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The methanol extract of P. resinosa aerial parts and its fractions (n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and n-butanol) were tested...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508432/exploring-cryptic-diversity-and-distribution-patterns-in-the-mallomonas-kalinae-rasilis-species-complex-with-a-description-of-a-new-taxon-mallomonas-furtiva-sp-nov
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Evgeniy S Gusev, Dora Čertnerová, Magda Škaloudová, Pavel Škaloud
A complex of closely related Mallomonas taxa belonging to the section Papillosae, M. kalinae Řezáčová and M. rasilis Dürrschmidt, have been studied in detail by molecular and morphometric methods. Our investigations uncovered the existence of a new species found in water bodies in Vietnam, which we describe here as Mallomonas furtiva sp. nov. This taxon is morphologically very similar to M. kalinae, from which it differs by minute, but statistically significant morphological differences on the structure of silica scales...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508222/lassa-virus-reverse-genetics
#15
Luis Martínez-Sobrido, Slobodan Paessler, Juan Carlos de la Torre
The Old World (OW) arenavirus Lassa (LASV ) is estimated to infect several hundred thousand people yearly in West Africa, resulting in high numbers of Lassa fever (LF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (HF) disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. To date, no licensed vaccines are available to LASV infections, and anti-LASV drug therapy is limited to an off-label use of ribavirin (Rib) that is only partially effective. The development of reverse genetics has provided investigators with a novel and powerful approach for the investigation of the molecular, cell biology, and pathogenesis of LASV...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505585/giant-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-bone-metastasis-in-a-young-adult-emerged-from-pigmented-adenoma-with-beta-catenin-activation-a-case-report
#16
Sebastian Lünse, Paula Döring, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Lars Ivo Partecke
INTRODUCTION: Hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) that are very large in size are a very rare finding in young adult. The malignant transformation of a pigmented hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) with beta-Catenin activation is a possible cause for appearance of HCC. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 33-year-old male with a huge HCC with bone metastasis, emerged from pigmented HCA with beta-Catenin activation. As a two-stage surgical procedure, a left hepatectomy followed by a partial rib resection was performed...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504571/the-legend-of-the-luschka-tubercle-and-its-association-with-snapping-scapulae-osseous-morphology-of-snapping-scapulae-on-ct-images
#17
Tobias J Dietrich, Christoph A Agten, Philipp Fürnstahl, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Christian W A Pfirrmann
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to determine the osseous morphology of snapping scapulae on CT images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, 2D and 3D CT images of the scapulae of 35 patients with snapping scapula were compared with 35 age-matched control group subjects. Two observers analyzed the following parameters: presence of the Luschka tubercle; abnormalities of the bones and periscapular soft tissues; shape, thickness, and length of the superior angle of the scapula; craniocaudal length of the scapula; minimum distance between the scapula and rib cage; depth of the subscapular fossa; and the superomedial angle...
May 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503715/deficiency-of-interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-dira-report-of-the-first-indian-patient-and-a-novel-deletion-affecting-il1rn
#18
Leonardo O Mendonca, Louise Malle, Frank X Donovan, Settara C Chandrasekharappa, Gina A Montealegre Sanchez, Megha Garg, Ulf Tedgard, Mariana Castells, Shiv S Saini, Sourabh Dutta, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Deepti Suri, Adriana A Jesus
PURPOSE: Deficiency of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (DIRA) is a rare life-threatening autoinflammatory disease caused by autosomal recessive mutations in IL1RN. DIRA presents clinically with early onset generalized pustulosis, multifocal osteomyelitis, and elevation of acute phase reactants. We evaluated and treated an antibiotic-unresponsive patient with presumed DIRA with recombinant IL-1Ra (anakinra). The patient developed anaphylaxis to anakinra and was subsequently desensitized...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503326/incomplete-paraplegia-caused-by-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-a-patient-with-thalassemia-intermedia
#19
Nurhasyimah Hisamud-Din, Nadia Mohd Mustafah, Aishah Ahmad Fauzi, Natiara Mohamad Hashim
INTRODUCTION: Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is the production of blood cell precursors outside the bone marrow that occur in various hematological diseases. In patients with thalassemia intermedia, ineffective erythropoiesis drives compensatory EMH in the liver, pancreas, pleura, spleen, ribs and spine. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a patient with thalassemia intermedia who presented with acute neurological symptoms caused by paraspinal EMH, which responded well to combination therapy of steroid, hypertransfusion, laminectomy and excision of pseudotumor and hydroxyurea therapy to boost the formation of fetal haemoglobin...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498293/what-is-the-actual-3d-representation-of-the-rib-vertebra-angle-difference-mehta-s-angle
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Rob C Brink, Tom P C Schlösser, Marijn van Stralen, Koen L Vincken, Moyo C Kruyt, Winnie C W Chu, Jack C Y Cheng, René M Castelein
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To establish the relevance of the conventional two-dimensional (2D) RVAD and the relationship with the complex three-dimensional (3D) apical morphology in scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The rib vertebra angle difference (RVAD, also known as Mehta's angle) describes apical rib asymmetry on conventional radiographs and was introduced as a prognostic factor for curve severity in early onset scoliosis, and later applied to other types of scoliosis as well...
May 11, 2017: Spine
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