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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886885/classification-and-management-of-pediatric-subaxial-cervical-spine-injuries
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REVIEW
Casey J Madura, James M Johnston
Appropriate management of subaxial spine injury in children requires an appreciation for the differences in anatomy, biomechanics, injury patterns, and treatment options compared with adult patients. Increased flexibility, weak neck muscles, and cranial disproportion predispose younger children to upper cervical injuries and spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality. A majority of subaxial cervical spine injuries can be treated nonoperatively. Surgical instrumentation options for children have significantly increased in recent years...
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886876/complications-in-the-management-of-patients-with-spine-trauma
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Stricsek, George Ghobrial, Jefferson Wilson, Thana Theofanis, James S Harrop
More than 50% of patients diagnosed with acute, traumatic spinal cord injury will experience at least 1 complication during their hospitalization. Age, severity of neurological injury, concurrent traumatic brain injury, comorbid illness, and mechanism of injury are all associated with increasing risk of complication. More than 75% of complications will occur within 2 weeks of injury. The complications associated with SCI carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality; their early identification and management is critical in the care of the SCI patient...
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886871/update-on-new-imaging-techniques-for-trauma
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REVIEW
Lubdha M Shah, Adam E Flanders
Computed tomography (CT) and MRI are complementary imaging modalities for the evaluation of the traumatic spine. Osseous delineation is best assessed with CT, whereas MRI gives superb soft tissue description. Awareness of the strengths and pitfalls of each modality is critical in the accurate interpretation of images. Advances in MR imaging of the spine, particularly of the spinal cord, provide glimpses into to the pathobiological mechanism of spinal cord injury. Innovative techniques relay microstructural information about the integrity of the axons and myelin sheaths...
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884333/c-spine-injury-and-mandibular-fractures-lifesaver-broken-in-two-spots
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Michael W Chu, Tahereh Soleimani, Tyler A Evans, Sarah I Fernandez, Leigh Spera, Carrie Klene, Ben L Zarzaur, Sunil S Tholpady
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a leading cause of injury and mortality and may involve mandibular fractures and cervical spine injuries. Manipulation of the spine during trauma protocols and operative treatment has the potential to cause serious spinal cord injuries. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with cervical spine injury (CSI) in patients with mandibular fractures. METHODS: The National Trauma Databank (2007-2010) was used to identify patients with mandibular fractures...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866248/microanatomy-of-the-brachial-plexus-roots-and-its-clinical-significance
#5
Li-Yuan Zhong, Ai-Ping Wang, Li Hong, Sheng-Hua Chen, Xian-Qin Wang, Yun-Cheng Lv, Tian-Hong Peng
PURPOSE: To provide the anatomical basis of brachial plexus roots for the diagnosis and treatment of brachial plexus root avulsion injury. METHODS: The morphological features of brachial plexus roots were observed and measured on 15 cervicothoracic spine of adult cadavers. The relationship of brachial plexus nerve roots and the surrounding tissues also were observed, as well as the blood supply of anterior and posterior roots of the brachial plexus. RESULTS: Origination of the nerve roots in the dorsal-ventral direction from the midline was fine-tuned at each level along the spinal cord...
November 19, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864669/subaxial-cervical-spine-trauma
#6
REVIEW
Eric Feuchtbaum, Jacob Buchowski, Lukas Zebala
Subaxial cervical spine trauma is common and an often missed diagnosis. Accurate and efficient diagnosis and management is necessary to avoid devastating complications such as spinal cord injury. Several classification schemes have been devised to help categorize fractures of the subaxial spine and define treatment algorithms. The Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System (SLIC) is widely used and evaluates not only fracture morphology but also considers ligamentous injury and neurological status in surgical decision making...
December 2016: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853664/return-to-play-after-cervical-spine-injuries-a-consensus-of-opinion
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John C France, Michael Karsy, James S Harrop, Andrew T Dailey
Study Design Survey. Objective Sports-related spinal cord injury (SCI) represents a growing proportion of total SCIs but lacks evidence or guidelines to guide clinical decision-making on return to play (RTP). Our objective is to offer the treating physician a consensus analysis of expert opinion regarding RTP that can be incorporated with the unique factors of a case for clinical decision-making. Methods Ten common clinical scenarios involving neurapraxia and stenosis, atlantoaxial injury, subaxial injury, and general cervical spine injury were presented to 25 spine surgeons from level 1 trauma centers for whom spine trauma is a significant component of their practice...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847133/c1-lateral-mass-screw-insertion-caudally-from-c2-nerve-root-an-alternate-method-for-insertion-of-c1-screws-a-technical-note-and-preliminary-clinical-results
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Keiji Wada, Ryo Tamaki, Mitsuru Yui, Daisuke Numaguchi, Yasuaki Murata
BACKGROUND: C1 lateral mass screw was widely used for fixation of the upper cervical spine. However, massive bleeding from the C1-2 venous plexus is sometimes encountered. In this study, we proposed an alternate method for C1 lateral mass screw insertion, which involves insertion of the screws caudally from the C2 nerve root to reduce bleeding from C1-2 venous plexus. METHODS: Seven patients with atlantoaxial lesions were included in this study. The mean age at surgery was 65...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845355/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-pain-in-the-swiss-spinal-cord-injury-population
#9
R Müller, M W G Brinkhof, U Arnet, T Hinrichs, G Landmann, X Jordan, M Béchir
STUDY DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES: To determine pain prevalence and identify factors associated with chronic pain in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in Switzerland. SETTING: Swiss SCI Cohort Study (SwiSCI). METHODS: Pain characteristics were assessed using an adapted version of the International SCI Pain Basic Data Set, adding one item of the SCI Secondary Conditions Scale to address chronic pain...
November 15, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843683/spinal-neuromodulation-as-a-novel-surgical-option-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-following-rhbmp-exuberant-bony-growth-in-instrumented-lumbar-fusion-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Ramsis F Ghaly, Alexei Lissounov, Tatiana Tverdohleb, David Kohanchi, Kenneth D Candido, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenic protein (BMP) for instrumented lumbar fusion was approved in 2002, and since then has led to an increasing incidence of BMP-related neuropathic pain. These patients are usually resistant to conventional medical therapy and frequently undergo multiple surgical revisions without any pain relief. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 58-year-old male was referred to the author's outpatient clinic after four lumbar surgeries did not provide satisfactory pain relief...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836772/return-to-play-in-athletes-with-spinal-cord-concussion-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Narihito Nagoshi, Lindsay Tetreault, Hiroaki Nakashima, Aria Nouri, Michael G Fehlings
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether spinal cord concussion (SCC) patients can safely return to play sports and if there are factors that can predict SCC recurrence or development of a spinal cord injury (SCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although SCC is a reversible neurologic disturbance of spinal cord function, its management and the implications for return to play controversial. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of the literature using keywords Cervical Spine AND Sports AND Injuries in six databases...
November 8, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834628/consensus-guidelines-for-postoperative-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-spinal-metastases-results-of-an-international-survey
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Kristin J Redmond, Simon S Lo, Scott G Soltys, Yoshiya Yamada, Igor J Barani, Paul D Brown, Eric L Chang, Peter C Gerszten, Samuel T Chao, Robert J Amdur, Antonio A F De Salles, Matthias Guckenberger, Bin S Teh, Jason Sheehan, Charles R Kersh, Michael G Fehlings, Moon-Jun Sohn, Ung-Kyu Chang, Samuel Ryu, Iris C Gibbs, Arjun Sahgal
OBJECTIVE Although postoperative stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for spinal metastases is increasingly performed, few guidelines exist for this application. The purpose of this study is to develop consensus guidelines to promote safe and effective treatment for patients with spinal metastases. METHODS Fifteen radiation oncologists and 5 neurosurgeons, representing 19 centers in 4 countries and having a collective experience of more than 1300 postoperative spine SBRT cases, completed a 19-question survey about postoperative spine SBRT practice...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830790/a-brain-spine-interface-alleviating-gait-deficits-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-primates
#13
Marco Capogrosso, Tomislav Milekovic, David Borton, Fabien Wagner, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Nicolas Buse, Jerome Gandar, Quentin Barraud, David Xing, Elodie Rey, Simone Duis, Yang Jianzhong, Wai Kin D Ko, Qin Li, Peter Detemple, Tim Denison, Silvestro Micera, Erwan Bezard, Jocelyne Bloch, Grégoire Courtine
Spinal cord injury disrupts the communication between the brain and the spinal circuits that orchestrate movement. To bypass the lesion, brain-computer interfaces have directly linked cortical activity to electrical stimulation of muscles, and have thus restored grasping abilities after hand paralysis. Theoretically, this strategy could also restore control over leg muscle activity for walking. However, replicating the complex sequence of individual muscle activation patterns underlying natural and adaptive locomotor movements poses formidable conceptual and technological challenges...
November 9, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818032/laryngeal-injury-and-pneumomediastinum-due-to-minor-blunt-neck-trauma-case-report
#14
Yasutaka Kuniyoshi, Azusa Kamura, Sumie Yasuda, Makoto Tashiro, Yoichiro Toriyabe
BACKGROUND: Serious isolated laryngeal injuries are uncommon in children. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of an 8-year-old boy with laryngeal injury and pneumomediastinum due to minor blunt neck trauma. He presented to the emergency department complaining of odynophagia and hoarseness, but without respiratory distress. Emphysema was seen between the trachea and vertebral body on initial cervical spine x-ray study, and flexible laryngoscopy revealed erythema and mild edema of both the right vocal cord and the arytenoid region...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815845/the-craniocervical-junction-embryology-anatomy-biomechanics-and-imaging-in-blunt-trauma
#15
REVIEW
Curtis Edward Offiah, Emily Day
: Imaging of the blunt traumatic injuries to the craniocervical junction can be challenging but central to improving morbidity and mortality related to such injury. The radiologist has a significant part to play in the appropriate management of patients who have suffered injury to this vital junction between the cranium and the spine. Knowledge of the embryology and normal anatomy as well as normal variant appearances avoids inappropriate investigations in these trauma patients. Osseous injury can be subtle while representing important radiological red flags for significant underlying ligamentous injury...
November 4, 2016: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792108/efficacy-of-intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-for-pediatric-cervical-spine-surgery
#16
Daniel G Tobert, Michael P Glotzbecker, M Timothy Hresko, Lawrence I Karlin, Mark R Proctor, John B Emans, Patricia E Miller, Daniel J Hedequist
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case series OBJECTIVE.: To investigate the efficacy of intraoperative neuromonitoring in pediatric cervical spine surgery SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) consisting of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) and transcranial motor evoked potentials (tcMEP) has been shown to effectively prevent permaneny neurologic injury in deformity surgery. The role of IONM during pediatric cervical spine surgery is not well documented. Advances in cervical spine instrumentation have expanded the surgical options in pediatric populations...
October 25, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781137/epidemiology-of-persistent-iatrogenic-spinal-cord-injuries-in-western-norway
#17
Mathias S Æsøy, Stein-Erik H Solvang, Marit Grønning, Tiina Rekand
OBJECTIVES: Iatrogenic spinal cord injuries (SCIs) caused by invasive procedures or surgical interventions have previously been reported as case studies. The primary objective of this study was to investigate and analyze the incidence, etiology, and prognosis of iatrogenic SCI in Western Norway. METHODS: Medical records of all 183 patients admitted to the SCU between 01.01.2004 and 31.12.2013 were reviewed. Gender, age, diagnosis, iatrogenic medical procedure, symptoms and findings before and after injury, mechanism of injury, level of injury, and ASIA Impairment Scale (AIS) score prior iatrogenic SCI, at admittance and discharge were recorded, as were the length of the period prior to admittance and the length of stay...
October 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759681/beyond-the-cyst-the-many-contributions-of-isadore-tarlov-1905-1977-to-contemporary-neurosurgical-practice
#18
Anand Kaul, Sunil Manjila, Jonathan P Miller
: Isadore Max Tarlov (1905-1977) is primarily remembered for his 1938 description of the eponymous perineural "Tarlov cyst." However, during his long career as a neurosurgeon and researcher, he was responsible for many other observations and inventions that influenced the development of neurosurgery in the 20th century. While studying at Johns Hopkins Medical School he was acquainted with Walter Dandy, and he became the first resident to study under Wilder Penfield at the newly formed Montreal Neurological Institute...
November 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757567/traumatic-atlanto-occipital-dislocation-in-children-a-case-based-update-on-clinical-characteristics-management-and-outcome
#19
Thomas Beez, Jennifer Brown
BACKGROUND: Atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is a rare but severe sequela of high energy trauma. Children are at increased risk, due to their immature spine and biomechanical characteristics. LITERATURE REVIEW: The prevailing mechanism of injury is motor vehicle collision as passenger. AOD commonly presents with cardiorespiratory arrest, spinal cord injury or cranial nerve deficits. Concomitant injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, are frequently encountered...
October 18, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752604/comparison-of-intubation-times-using-a-manikin-with-an-immobilized-cervical-spine-macintosh-laryngoscope-vs-glidescope-vs-fiberoptic-bronchoscope
#20
Jung-In Ko, Sang Ook Ha, Min Seok Koo, Miyoung Kwon, Jieun Kim, Jin Jeon, So Hee Park, Sangwoo Shim, Youjin Chang, Taejin Park
OBJECTIVE: Airway management in patients with suspected cervical spine injury is classified as a "difficult airway." The best device for managing difficult airways is not known. Therefore, we conducted an intubation study simulating patients with cervical spine injury using three devices: a conventional Macintosh laryngoscope, a video laryngoscope (GlideScope), and a fiberoptic bronchoscope (MAF-TM). Success rates, intubation time, and complication rates were compared. METHODS: Nine physician experts in airway management participated in this study...
December 2015: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
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