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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720987/management-of-post-traumatic-neglected-cervical-facet-dislocation
#1
Vinay Prabhat, Tankeshwar Boruah, Hitesh Lal, Ramesh Kumar, Ashish Dagar, Harekrushna Sahu
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic unilateral or bilateral sub-axial cervical spine dislocations with locked facets are quite common. In developing countries like India, many patients with cervical injuries report late due to many reasons like rural backgrounds, lack of infrastructures and skilled surgeons, unawareness, poor socioeconomic status, lack of transportation to the specialized center with proper facility, etc. Early management is essential to maximize better neurological outcome. Delayed or neglected presentation makes treatment more challenging...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712898/iatrogenic-vertebral-artery-injury-during-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review
#2
REVIEW
Qing Guan, Long Chen, Ye Long, Zhou Xiang
BACKGROUND: Iatrogenic vertebral artery injury (VAI) during anterior cervical surgery is rare but potentially catastrophic. METHOD: The causes, presentation, diagnosis, management, prognosis, and prevention of VAI were reviewed following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. English-language studies and case reports published from 1980 to 2017 were retrieved. Data on diagnosis, surgical procedures and approach, site and cause of VAI, management, outcomes, and VA status were extracted...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560607/femoral-nerve-and-lumbar-plexus-injury-after-minimally-invasive-lateral-retroperitoneal-transpsoas-approach-electrodiagnostic-prognostic-indicators-and-a-roadmap-to-recovery
#3
Naomi A Abel, Jacob Januszewski, Andrew C Vivas, Juan S Uribe
Injury to the lumbosacral (LS) plexus is a well-described complication after lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approaches to the spine. The prognosis for functional recovery after lumbosacral plexopathy or femoral/obturator neuropathy is unclear. We designed a retrospective case-control study with patients undergoing one-level lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) between January 2011 and June 2016 to correlate electrodiagnostic assessments (EDX) to physiologic concepts of nerve injury and reinnervation, and attempt to build a timeline for patient evaluation and recovery...
May 30, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468151/tracheal-cartilaginous-sleeve-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis-an-underrecognized-source-of-significant-morbidity-and-mortality
#4
Brent B Pickrell, Jesse D Meaike, Karina T Cañadas, Binoy M Chandy, Edward P Buchanan
Tracheal cartilaginous sleeve (TCS) is a rare and previously unrecognized source of morbidity and mortality in patients with certain craniosynostosis syndromes. There is a paucity of reporting on this airway anomaly, and the true incidence of TCS is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of TCS among patients with syndromic craniosynostosis at our institution. Patients with syndromic craniosynostosis who underwent direct bronchoscopy and laryngoscopy were evaluated retrospectively by pediatric otolaryngologists for the presence of TCS and associated anomalies...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462043/lack-of-riluzole-efficacy-in-the-progression-of-the-neurodegenerative-phenotype-in-a-new-conditional-mouse-model-of-striatal-degeneration
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Grzegorz Kreiner, Katarzyna Rafa-Zabłocka, Piotr Chmielarz, Monika Bagińska, Irena Nalepa
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare familial autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of medium spiny neurons (MSNs) located in the striatum. Currently available treatments of HD are only limited to alleviating symptoms; therefore, high expectations for an effective therapy are associated with potential replacement of lost neurons through stimulation of postnatal neurogenesis. One of the drugs of potential interest for the treatment of HD is riluzole, which may act as a positive modulator of adult neurogenesis, promoting replacement of damaged MSNs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451483/epidural-hematoma-following-cervical-spine-surgery
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Gregory D Schroeder, Alan S Hilibrand, Paul M Arnold, David E Fish, Jeffrey C Wang, Jeffrey L Gum, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Ziya L Gokaslan, Robert E Isaacs, Adam S Kanter, Thomas E Mroz, Ahmad Nassr, Rick C Sasso, Michael G Fehlings, Zorica Buser, Mohamad Bydon, Peter I Cha, Dhananjay Chatterjee, Erica L Gee, Elizabeth L Lord, Erik N Mayer, Owen J McBride, Emily C Nguyen, Allison K Roe, P Justin Tortolani, D Alex Stroh, Marisa Y Yanez, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: A multicentered retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and circumstances surrounding the development of a symptomatic postoperative epidural hematoma in the cervical spine. METHODS: Patients who underwent cervical spine surgery between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2011, at 23 institutions were reviewed, and all patients who developed an epidural hematoma were identified. RESULTS: A total of 16 582 cervical spine surgeries were identified, and 15 patients developed a postoperative epidural hematoma, for a total incidence of 0...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387560/clinical-evaluation-of-the-concussed-athlete-a-view-from-the-sideline
#7
REVIEW
Margot Putukian
CONTEXT: The sideline assessment of concussion is challenging, given its variable presentations, the limited sensitivity and specificity of sideline assessment tools, and how the presentation of the injury evolves over time. In addition, the diagnostic process, as well as the tools used to assess and manage concussion, continue to progress as research and what we know about concussion advance. This paper focuses on the initial assessment on the sideline by reviewing the concussion-evaluation literature, drawing from clinical experience to emphasize a standardized approach, and underscoring the importance of both familiarity with the athlete and clinical judgment...
March 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184249/atlantoaxial-rotatory-fixation-as-a-rare-complication-from-head-positioning-in-otologic-surgery-report-of-two-cases-in-young-children
#8
Hiroshi Sakaida, Koji Akeda, Akihiro Sudo, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial rotatory fixation is a condition in which the first and second vertebrae of the cervical spine become interlocked in a rotated position. This condition can result in serious consequences and thus have a significant impact on patients, especially when diagnosis and treatment are delayed. Some cases of atlantoaxial rotatory fixation have been described in association with otologic surgery or plastic surgery involving the ear. We present the cases of two pediatric patients who developed atlantoaxial rotatory fixation following otologic surgery and we review the relevant literature...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141652/tracheal-cartilaginous-sleeve-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis-an-underrecognized-source-of-significant-morbidity-and-mortality
#9
Brent B Pickrell, Jesse D Meaike, Karina T Cañadas, Binoy M Chandy, Edward P Buchanan
Tracheal cartilaginous sleeve (TCS) is a rare and previously unrecognized source of morbidity and mortality in patients with certain craniosynostosis syndromes. There is a paucity of reporting on this airway anomaly, and the true incidence of TCS is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of TCS among patients with syndromic craniosynostosis at our institution. Patients with syndromic craniosynostosis who underwent direct bronchoscopy and laryngoscopy were evaluated retrospectively by pediatric otolaryngologists for the presence of TCS and associated anomalies...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110925/airway-adverse-events-following-posterior-occipito-cervical-spinal-fusion
#10
Veena Sheshadri, Rebecca Moga, Pirjo Manninen, Christina L Goldstein, Yoga Raja Rampersaud, Eric M Massicotte, Michael G Fehlings, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
Management of the airway may be challenging in patients undergoing occipito-cervical spine fusions (OCF). Changes in the occipito-cervical angle (dOC2A) of fusion after surgery may result in acute airway obstruction, dyspnea and/or dysphagia. Objectives of the study were to review the airway management of patients during posterior OCF, determine the incidence, nature and risk factors for postoperative airway adverse events (AEs), and to determine the relationship between airway AEs and the change in dOC2A. In this retrospective cohort of 59 patients, following extubation in the operating room (OR), there were no complications in 43 (73%) patients (Group 1)...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993739/septic-arthritis-of-an-atlantoaxial-facet-joint-with-normal-inflammatory-markers-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Gokhan Kuyumcu, Claus S Simpfendorfer, Maja Babic, Iain H Kalfas, Lucileia Teixeira-Johnson, Carl S Winalski
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis of the atlantoaxial facet joint is extremely rare. Contiguous spread to the median atlantoaxial joints with subsequent dens erosion can lead to atlantoaxial instability. Misleading normal inflammatory markers can result in delayed diagnosis and catastrophic consequences. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 56-year-old man presented with right-sided neck pain that had lasted for 2 days. He did not have fever or chills, and his serum C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were normal...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822361/serious-bicycle-crash-injury-in-chiropractic-practice-a-case-report-of-delayed-diagnosis
#12
Lars Uhrenholt
BACKGROUND: Bicyclists are vulnerable road users and are at risk of serious spinal injury if involved in traffic crashes. In Denmark approximately 25 bicyclists are killed each year and some 20.000 bicycle related casualties are registered in the National Patient Registry each year. In addition to these figures, a large number of casualties remain unregistered despite injury. Many of the casualties will consult chiropractors in primary practice with or without preceding evaluation in the established emergency care facilities...
2016: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784478/-correlation-between-thigh-muscle-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-and-clinical-features-of-congenital-muscular-dystrophies-a-preliminary-study
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L L Wang, J Du, X N Fu, Y B Fan, C J Wei, J Ding, D D Tan, J X Xiao, H Xiong
Objective: To analyze the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) to improve the diagnostic level. Method: Clinical manifestations and thigh muscle MRI results of 8 cases of CMD diagnosed on genetic level from April 2013 to November 2015 were investigated. MRI was performed on the thigh muscles of all cases. Fatty infiltration of different muscles described in T1WI was graded to evaluate. Clinical symptoms and signs, as well as muscle MRI features were analyzed by statistical description...
October 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772759/congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-and-anhidrosis-case-report-and-review-of-findings-along-neuro-immune-axis-in-the-disorder
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REVIEW
Aditi Vian Varma, Lori McBride, Michael Marble, Ann Tilton
Congenital insensitivity to pain and anhidrosis (CIPA) is one of the hereditary autonomic and sensory neuropathies. Typically presenting in infancy, it manifests as hyperpyrexia from defects in sweating (autonomic) and self-mutilating injuries from pain insensitivity (sensory). CIPA being rare in North America, diagnosis is often missed due to variable presentation. Subsequent management of its complications is therefore delayed. We report an unusual presentation in a 2-year-old girl with preexisting diagnosis of CIPA who was evaluated for bilateral upper extremity paresis of insidious onset...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421267/exome-sequencing-discloses-kalrn-homozygous-variant-as-likely-cause-of-intellectual-disability-and-short-stature-in-a-consanguineous-pedigree
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Periklis Makrythanasis, Michel Guipponi, Federico A Santoni, Maha Zaki, Mahmoud Y Issa, Muhammad Ansar, Hanan Hamamy, Stylianos E Antonarakis
BACKGROUND: The recent availability of whole-exome sequencing has opened new possibilities for the evaluation of individuals with genetically undiagnosed intellectual disability. RESULTS: We report two affected siblings, offspring of first-cousin parents, with intellectual disability, hypotonia, short stature, growth hormone deficiency, and delayed bone age. All members of the nuclear family were genotyped, and exome sequencing was performed in one of the affected individuals...
2016: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366337/occult-cranial-cervical-dislocation-a-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
#16
Joshua B Shatsky, Timothy B Alton, Carlo Bellabarba, Richard J Bransford
Study Design. Retrospective case report and review. Objective. Cranial cervical dislocation (CCD) is commonly a devastating injury. Delay in diagnosis has been found to lead to worse outcomes. Our purpose is to describe a rare case of occult cranial cervical dislocation (CCD) and use it to highlight key clinical and radiographic findings to ensure expedited diagnosis and proper management avoiding delays and subsequent neurologic deterioration. Method. Case report with literature review. Results. We describe a unique case of occult cranial cervical dislocation where initial imaging of the cervical spine failed to illustrate displacement of the occipital-cervical (O-C1) articulation or C1-C2 articulation...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27305663/evaluation-of-cervical-spine-clearance-by-computed-tomographic-scan-alone-in-intoxicated-patients-with-blunt-trauma
#17
Lisa Bush, Robert Brookshire, Breanna Roche, Amelia Johnson, Frederic Cole, Riyad Karmy-Jones, William Long, Matthew J Martin
IMPORTANCE: Current trauma guidelines dictate that the cervical spine should not be cleared in intoxicated patients, resulting in prolonged immobilization or additional imaging. Modern computed tomography (CT) technology may obviate this and allow for immediate clearance. OBJECTIVE: To analyze cervical spine clearance practices and the utility of CT scans of the cervical spine in intoxicated patients with blunt trauma. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We performed a prospective observational study of 1668 patients with blunt trauma aged 18 years and older who underwent cervical spine CT scans from March 2014 to March 2015 at an American College of Surgeons-verified Level I trauma center...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27137154/cervical-posttraumatic-unilateral-locked-facets-clinical-radiologic-and-surgical-remarks-on-a-series-of-33-patients
#18
Manolo Piccirilli, Chiara Liberati, Giorgio Santoro, Antonio Santoro
STUDY DESIGN: Radiographic and clinical analysis. OBJECTIVE: Review author's experience with anterior discectomy, interbody fusion, and anterior cervical plating in 33 patients with posttraumatic unilateral cervical locked facets. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Unilateral cervical locked facet syndrome is a relatively uncommon injury that often is misdiagnosed and therefore subject to a dangerous delay in surgery. Management of this trauma is controversial...
July 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27081708/esophageal-perforation-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#19
REVIEW
Sameer H Halani, Griffin R Baum, Jonathan P Riley, Gustavo Pradilla, Daniel Refai, Gerald E Rodts, Faiz U Ahmad
OBJECTIVE Esophageal perforation is a rare but well-known complication of anterior cervical spine surgery. The authors performed a systematic review of the literature to evaluate symptomatology, direct causes, repair methods, and associated complications of esophageal injury. METHODS A PubMed search that adhered to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines included relevant clinical studies and case reports (articles written in the English language that included humans as subjects) that reported patients who underwent anterior spinal surgery and sustained some form of esophageal perforation...
September 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27058457/multicenter-retrospective-evaluation-of-the-validity-of-the-thoracolumbar-injury-classification-and-severity-score-system-in-children
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Jonathan N Sellin, William J Steele, Lauren Simpson, Wei X Huff, Brandon C Lane, Joshua J Chern, Daniel H Fulkerson, Christina M Sayama, Andrew Jea
OBJECTIVE The Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) system was developed to streamline injury assessment and guide surgical decision making. To the best of the authors' knowledge, external validation in the pediatric age group has not been undertaken prior to this report. METHODS This study evaluated the use of the TLICS in a large retrospective series of children and adolescents treated at 4 pediatric medical centers (Texas Children's Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Riley Children's Hospital, and Doernbecher Children's Hospital)...
August 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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