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Carolyn W Swenson, Tovia M Smith, Jiajia Luo, Giselle E Kolenic, James A Ashton-Miller, John O DeLancey
BACKGROUND: It is unknown how initial cervix location and cervical support resistance to traction, which we term "apical support stiffness," compare in women with different patterns of pelvic organ support. Defining a normal range of apical support stiffness is important to better understand the pathophysiology of apical support loss. OBJECTIVE: The aims of our study were to determine whether: (1) women with normal apical support on clinic Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification, but with vaginal wall prolapse (cystocele and/or rectocele), have the same intraoperative cervix location and apical support stiffness as women with normal pelvic support; and (2) all women with apical prolapse have abnormal intraoperative cervix location and apical support stiffness...
September 8, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ibrahim M Moustafa, Aliaa A Diab, Shimaa Taha, Deed E Harrison
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immediate and 1-year effects of a multimodal program, with cervical lordosis and anterior head translation (AHT) rehabilitation, on the severity of pain, disability, peripheral and central nervous system function in patients with discogenic cervical radiculopathy (DCR). DESIGN: A randomized controlled study with a 1-year and 10-week follow-up. SETTING: University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 40 (27 males) patients with chronic DCR, a defined hypolordotic cervical spine and AHT posture were randomly assigned to the control (43...
August 26, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
E O Uche, O E Nwankwo, E Okorie, A Muobike
BACKGROUND: Treatment of cervical spine injury is the most challenging of all the injuries of the spine, and there is yet no agreement on the best method of care. OBJECTIVE: We studied the complications and outcome of two skull traction devices used to treat cases of cervical spine injury in three centers in Enugu, South East Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with cervical spine injury managed with skull traction as the definitive treatment using either Crutchfield or Gardner-Wells tongs over a 5-year period (April 2008-March 2013)...
September 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
M Provencher, A Habing, S A Moore, L Cook, G Phillips, R C da Costa
BACKGROUND: The dynamic component of disc-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (DA-CSM) currently is evaluated using traction magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which does not assess changes in flexion and extension of the cervical vertebral column. In humans with cervical spondylotic myelopathy, kinematic MRI is used to identify dynamic compressions. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and utility of kMRI in Doberman Pinschers with DA-CSM using a novel positioning device...
July 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Nael Hawi, Dirk Alfke, Emmanouil Liodakis, Mohamed Omar, Christian Krettek, Christian Walter Müller, Rupert Meller
The aim was to report a rare case of isolated traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation without ligamentous injury. Management consisted of analgesia, sedation, and application of a halo skull traction device. After removing halo skull traction, full reduction and recovery were achieved without instability.
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Micha Holla, Joske M R Huisman, Nico Verdonschot, Jon Goosen, Allard J F Hosman, Gerjon Hannink
PURPOSE: To review the ability of various types of external immobilizers to restrict cervical spine movement. METHODS: With a systematical review of original scientific articles, data on range of motion, type of used external immobilization device and risk of bias were extracted. The described external immobilization devices were grouped and the mean restriction percentage and standard deviation were calculated. Finally, each device was classified based on its ability to restrict movement of the cervical spine, according to five levels of immobilization: poor (MIL <20 %), fair (MIL 20-40 %), moderate (MIL 40-60 %), substantial (MIL 60-80 %), and nearly complete (MIL ≥80 %)...
July 2016: European Spine Journal
Fabio Luiz Camargo Vilella Berbert, Camila Galletti Espir, Fernando Simões Crisci, Marcelo Ferrarezz, T de Andrade, Gisselle Moraima Chávez-Andrade, Renato de Toledo Leonardo, José Roberto Cury Saad, José Claudio Martins Segalla, Luiz Geraldo Vaz, Keren Cristina Fagundes Jordão Basso, Andrea Abi Rached Dantas
AIM: This study evaluated the effect of ultrasonic vibration on the tensile strength required to remove intraradicular post cemented with different materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bovine teeth were selected, and 7 mm of the cervical root canals were prepared to size 5 Largo drill, the posts were cemented with zinc phosphate, Enforce (resin) or Rely X (glass ionomer). The specimens were divided into six groups (n = 10), according to the following procedures: GI-cementation with zinc phosphate associated with traction force; GII-cementation with zinc phosphate associated with ultrasonic activation and traction force; G111-cementation with Enforce associated with traction force; GIV-cementation with Enforce associated with ultrasonic activation and traction force; GV-cementation with Rely X associated with traction force; and GVI-cementation with Rely X associated with ultrasonic activation and traction force...
June 2015: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Robert Haładaj, Julia Pingot, Mariusz Pingot
UNLABELLED: Osteoarthritis of the spine is a major global health problem, it is an epidemic of our times. It affects all parts of the spine, but the hardest to treat is its cervical region. The cervical spine is most mobile, delicate and sensitive to any load. It requires special care in conservative treatment. To date the selection of effective therapeutic approaches has been controversial. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the progress of rehabilitation in patients with cervical radicular pain syndrome after using two different methods of treatment: HILT and spinal axial traction with the use of Saunders device...
July 2015: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Miguel A Solano, Noel Fitzpatrick, Judith Bertran
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively investigate a novel surgical technique using the Fitz Intervertebral Traction Screw (FITS) combined with string-of-pearl (SOP™) locking plates for the treatment of Disc Associated Wobbler Syndrome (DAWS). STUDY DESIGN: Case series (n = 16). METHODS: Ventral approach and fenestration of the affected disc(s), nuclear extirpation, and insertion of the FITS device to the level of the dorsal annulus was followed by application of one or two 3...
July 2015: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Andrzej Myśliwiec, Edward Saulicz, Michał Kuszewski, Przemysław Sładkowski, Tomasz Wolny, Mariola Saulicz
BACKGROUND: Among the procedures used in the therapy of spinal pain syndromes one of the most frequently recommended is the cervical traction. The methods of performing the traction are varied. OBJECTIVES: It was decided to examine in the research whether the abduction and external rotation of the brachium, causing relaxation of the pectoral girdle muscles as well as the cervical spine, affects the quality and efficiency of traction in the patient's subjective assessment and the changes in the cervical spine range of motion...
September 2014: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Alexander N J White, David T Wong, Christina L Goldstein, Jean Wong
PURPOSE: We present a case of upper airway obstruction in a patient with an unstable cervical spine fracture in a halo orthosis. We also describe the mechanism by which the obstruction occurred and identify features that predispose patients in a halo orthosis to upper airway obstruction. CASE: An 81-yr-old female presenting to hospital with an unstable cervical spine fracture was scheduled for spinal fusion. She was fitted with a halo traction device in a flexed position, and an awake tracheal intubation was planned...
March 2015: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Andrew L Atkinson, Jonathan D Baum
Today, the intrauterine device (IUD) is by far the most popular form of long term reversible contraception in the world. Side effects from the IUD are minimal and complications are rare. Uterine perforation and migration of the IUD outside the uterine cavity are the most serious complications. Physician visualization and/or the patient feeling retrieval threads at the cervical os are confirmation that the IUD has not been expelled or migrated. We present a case of a perforated, intraperitoneal IUD with threads noted at the cervical os...
2014: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Qi Wang, Bin Xiong, ChuanSheng Zheng, GanSheng Feng, Ming Liang, HuiMin Liang
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility and safety of the interventional technique of retrieving the fractured peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) segments within the vessels via the femoral vein. METHODS: From July 2007 to January 2012, we performed percutaneous retrieval of PICC fractures in six cancer patients who accepted chemotherapy via PICC. The fractures occurred during the traction of the catheter and were diagnosed with chest plain film radiography and/or computed tomography...
January 2015: Journal of Vascular Access
Jae Hyun Park, Kiyoshi Tai, Yasumori Sato
A 12-year-old female with Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) combined with Turner syndrome (TS) and a submucous cleft palate (CP) was presented. The patient reportedly had TS and had received growth hormone (GH) therapy. Because of her skeletal Class III pattern with a steep mandibular plane angle, facial asymmetry, and fused cervical vertebrae, the effects of the GH on her craniofacial complex needed to be considered at the start of orthopedic/orthodontic treatment. To manage submucous CP with severe maxillary deficiency, a rigid external distraction (RED) device was used...
2013: International Journal of Orthodontics
Ofir Chechik, Shlomo Wientroub, Barry Danino, David E Lebel, Dror Ovadia
BACKGROUND: : Rotatory atlantoaxial subluxation (RAS) is a rare condition that is often misdiagnosed and therefore incorrectly managed. We describe our experience and propose an algorithm for treating neglected RAS nonoperatively. METHODS: : All consecutive children with neglected (>6 wk) RAS were treated in our department between 2005 and 2010 by cervical traction using a Gleason traction device and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants. When reduction was not achieved, the Gleason device was replaced by a halo device without manipulative reduction, and weight was added as necessary until reduction was successful...
June 2013: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Lissa Peeling, David Fiorella
BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE: We describe a method by which to efficiently and atraumatically achieve distal positioning of a flexible guiding catheter beyond extreme cervical tortuosity using a hypercompliant temporary occlusion balloon. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospective neuroendovascular database was used to identify cases in which a hypercompliant balloon catheter (Hyperform or Hyperglide, ev3/Covidien, Irvine, California, USA; Scepter or Scepter XC, Alisa Viejo, California, USA) was used to achieve distal positioning of a flexible guiding catheter (Navion, ev3/Covidien, Irvine, California, USA; Neuron, Penumbra Inc, Alameda, California, USA)...
March 2014: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Abdullah Marangoz, Cengiz Cokluk, Enis Kuruoglu, Keramettin Aydin, Adnan Altun
Conventional biplanar fluoroscopic imaging of the cervical spine is commonly used during cervical spinal surgery. We designed an intraoperative traction device to prevent shoulder superimposition on the cervical fluoroscopic imaging. During surgery at the stage of fluoroscopic examination, an operator can apply traction via the traction band of the device. This device is safe and easy to use, and can be preoperatively fitted to patients. Fluoroscopic images obtained with the new traction device were definitely superior compared with images obtained without the traction device...
2013: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Andrzej Myśliwiec, Edward Saulicz, Michał Kuszewski, Tomasz Wolny, Mariola Saulicz, Andrzej Knapik
INTRODUCTION: It is estimated that about 80% of the general population occasionally experience spinal pain, with as many as 50% reporting pain in the cervical spine. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of treatment of cervical spine pain with the Saunders traction device and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) by assessing their impact on the cervical spine range of motion in the sagittal, coronal and horizontal planes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 39 patients aged 26 to 62 years took part in the study...
November 2012: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Yong Jun Jin, Sung Bae Park, Min Jeong Kim, Ki-Jeong Kim, Hyun-Jib Kim
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although the precise cause of heterotopic ossification (HO) remains unclear, it is certain that it increases with time. The reason why the reported occurrence rate has been given as a wider range is that there were no clinical reports that have addressed the occurrence rate based on the morphology and position. PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether radiological parameters had an influence on the formation of HO and to compare the results after cervical arthroplasty using Bryan (Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Memphis, TN, USA), PCM (Cervitech, Rockaway, NJ, USA), and Prestige LP (Medtronic Sofamor Danek) implants...
April 2013: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Yang-Sung Lin, Jian-Hong Yu, Yau-Zen Chang, Chun-Li Lin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biomechanical interactions of a miniimplant using a temporary anchorage device (TAD) for orthodontic traction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A miniimplant was designed with dual thread (DT) with a TAD that can be connected optionally onto the miniimplant with 60-degree switching unit and an extended arm for tying orthodontic wire. Finite element analysis was used to calculate the relative miniimplant displacement and bone strain under immediate load (500 gW) on behalf of the maximum lateral force during orthodontic treatment...
February 2013: Implant Dentistry
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