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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779603/diaphragm-pacing
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REVIEW
Anthony F DiMarco
Diaphragm pacing (DP) is a useful and cost-effective alternative to mechanical ventilation in patients with ventilator-dependent spinal cord injury and central hypoventilation syndrome. Patients with SCI should be carefully screened to assess the integrity of their phrenic nerves. In eligible patients, DP improves mobility, speech, olfaction, and quality of life. The stigma of being attached to a mechanical device and risk of ventilator disconnection are eliminated. There is also some evidence that DP results in a reduction in the rate of respiratory tract infections...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778596/anterior-vs-posterior-approach-for-thoracic-corpectomy-an-analysis-of-risk-factors-outcomes-and-complications
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Ryan G Chiu, Jonathan Hobbs, Darian R Esfahani, Saavan Patel, David Rosenberg, Clayton L Rosinski, Akash S Patel, Anisse N Chaker, Ankit I Mehta
BACKGROUND: Thoracic corpectomies are performed for various reasons including spinal deformity, trauma, neoplasms, and infection. Regardless of indication, both anterior and posterior approaches are surgical options, selected based on pathology, anatomy, patient characteristics, and surgical experience. Risk profiles and outcomes for these procedures are poorly characterized, however, and the choice between the two approaches remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To compare risk factors and complications for adult patients undergoing anterior and posterior thoracic corpectomies...
May 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776424/impaired-cd8-t-cell-antiviral-immunity-following-acute-spinal-cord-injury
#3
Diana M Norden, John R Bethea, Jiu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts essential neuroimmune communication, leading to severe immune depression. Previous studies confirmed immune dysfunction in mice with chronic SCI and following high thoracic level injury where sympathetic innervation of the spleen is disrupted. Here, we induced a mid-thoracic injury where integrity of the sympathetic response is maintained and investigated the antiviral T cell response to influenza virus after acute SCI. METHODS: One week following a contusion SCI at thoracic level T9, mice were infected intranasally with influenza virus...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774200/thickening-ligamentum-flavum-mimicking-tumor-in-the-epidural-space-of-the-cervical-spine
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Sung Hyun Bae, Dong Wuk Son, O Ik Kwon, Su Hun Lee, Jun Seok Lee, Geun Sung Song
In patients with tumors and spinal cord lesions, inflammation and tissue infection can result in mass effect detection on imaging. As a result, surgical biopsy procedures are often performed on the lesions. We report a rare case in which the thickening ligamentum flavum (LF) appeared to be a tumor in the epidural space of the cervical spine based on imaging findings. A 52-year-old man visited our outpatient clinic with severe shoulder pain and radicular pain in his right arm that had developed gradually after a traffic accident two months earlier...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772864/-analysis-of-delayed-infection-of-proximal-junctional-zone-after-posterior-spinal-internal-fixation-and-its-treatment-strategy
#5
Gong-Qun Jiang, Yong-Heng Liu, De-Yuan Chen, Yong-Ai Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the features and treatment strategy of delayed infection of proximal junctional zone after posterior spinal internal fixation. METHODS: The clinical data of 1325 patients underwent posterior spinal internal fixation were retrospectively analyzed. Delayed infection occurred in 10 patients, among which 4 infections occurred at the proximal junction (non-operative site). And these 4 patients were treated with combined broad-spectrum antibiotics...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772863/-eearly-clinical-effects-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-focal-cleaning-and-drainage-in-the-treatment-of-single-level-suppurative-spondylitis
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Qi Zheng, Yang-Hui Jin, Xiao-Zhang Ying, Yi-Fan Wang, Shi-Yuan Shi, Bo Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical value of percutaneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage in the treatment of single-level suppurative spondylitis. METHODS: The clinical data of 18 patients with single-level suppurative spondylitis treated by percutaneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage from June 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 11 males and 7 females, aged from 46 to 75 years old with an average of (58.89±9.46) years...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772370/does-nasal-carriage-of-staphylococcus-aureus-increase-the-risk-of-post-operative-infections-after-elective-spine-surgery-do-most-infections-occur-in-carriers
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Owoicho Adogwa, Victoria D Vuong, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Daniel T Lilly, Shyam A Desai, Syed Khalid, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: Wound infections following adult spinal deformity surgery place a high toll on patients, providers, and the healthcare system. Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of postoperative wound infections, and nasal colonization by this organism may be an important factor development of surgical site infections (SSI's). The aim is to investigate whether post-operative surgical site infections after elective spine surgery occur at a higher rate in patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771899/excess-cost-and-inpatient-stay-of-treating-deep-spinal-surgical-site-infections
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James Barnacle, Dianne Wilson, Christopher Little, Christopher Hoffman, Nigel Raymond
AIM: To determine the excess cost and hospitalisation associated with surgical site infections (SSI) following spinal operations in a New Zealand setting. METHODS: We identified inpatients treated for deep SSI following primary or revision spinal surgery at a regional tertiary spinal centre between 2009 and 2016. Excess cost and excess length of stay (LOS) were calculated via a clinical costing system using procedure-matched controls. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients were identified...
May 18, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770586/surgical-infection-after-posterolateral-lumbar-spine-arthrodesis-ct-analysis-of-spinal-fusion
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Pablo Andrés-Cano, Ana Cerván, Miguel Rodríguez-Solera, Jose Antonio Ortega, Natividad Rebollo, Enrique Guerado
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of infection after instrumented lumbar spine surgery, the demographic and surgical variables associated with acute infection, and the influence of infection and debridement on the consolidation of spinal fusion. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the hospital ethics committee, an observational study was made on a prospective cohort of consecutive patients surgically treated by posterolateral lumbar spine arthrodesis (n = 139, 2005-2011)...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768373/acute-myelitis-of-children-with-positive-anti-gm1-antibody-case-series-and-literature-review
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Zhiling Wang, Di Qie, Hui Zhou, Xiao Tang Cai
RATIONALE: To explore the clinical features, treatment, and prognosis of acute myelitis (AM) of children with positive blood anti- ganglioside (GM1) antibodies. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two cases of AM of children with positive anti-GM1 antibody were retrospectively collected and followed up for 6 months. Two cases had positive helicobacter pylori IgG antibody, and Case 2 also had positive mycoplasma IgM antibody. DIAGNOSES: Two cases had typical symptoms of myelitis, abnormal spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positive serum anti-GM1 IgM...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768358/spastic-paraparesis-caused-by-x-linked-adrenoleukodystrophy-mimicking-vacuolar-myelopathy-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-patient-a-case-report
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Jin-Sung Park, Donghwi Park
RATIONALE: Vacuolar myelopathy is one of most common cause of spastic paresis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. However, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), which is a metabolic disorder caused by impairment of peroxisomal beta-oxidation of very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA), also manifests as various neurological deteriorations including adult onset spastic paraparesis. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no report of newly developed spastic paresis due to X-ALD in a patient with HIV infection...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768329/retrospective-analysis-of-culture-negative-versus-culture-positive-postoperative-spinal-infections
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Jae Chul Lee, Min Jung Baek, Sung-Woo Choi, Soon Hyo Kwon, Kwang-Hyun Kim, Se Yoon Park, Tae Hyong Kim, Suyeon Park, Hae-Dong Jang, Dong-Il Chun, Byung-Joon Shin
Retrospective analysis.This study aimed to investigate the characteristics, clinical features, and outcomes of culture-negative (CN) and culture-positive (CP) postoperative spinal infections (PSIs).Causative organism cultures and the use of adequate antibiotics are essential for treating postoperative spinal wound infections. However, managing infected surgical sites with negative wound culture results is a common clinical problem. Although the outcomes of microbiologically confirmed PSIs have been well studied, the outcomes and clinical characteristics of CN PSIs have not been previously published...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768324/intravenous-glucocorticoid-for-pain-control-after-spinal-fusion-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Feng Wang, Keqin Shi, Yu Jiang, Zhengjie Yang, Gang Chen, Kerong Song
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative pain was a common symptom after spinal surgery. This meta-analysis aimed to assess whether intravenous glucocorticoids has a beneficial role in reducing pain in patients following spinal fusion. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, and Google databases, from inception to March 2, 2018. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that comparing intravenous glucocorticoids with control treatment for spinal fusion were included...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763982/bone-graft-in-posterior-spine-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nathan Kirzner, Luke Hilliard, Catherine Martin, Gerald Quan, Susan Liew, Ali Humadi
BACKGROUNDS: The aim of this study was to systematically analyse and perform a meta-analysis on the current available literature comparing the fusion rates and complications associated with use of autograft, allograft and bone substitutes to supplement posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS: The electronic databases including Embase, PubMed, Medline, Cinahl and Cochrane Library were searched to identify relevant studies. A total of 12 studies with 2389 patients were included for meta-analysis...
May 15, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757450/a-case-report-of-a-4-year-old-boy-with-intradural-spinal-cord-abscess-successfully-treated-with-adjuvant-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Ayse Sahin, Mustafa Kilic, Nazan Dalgic
Intradural spinal cord abscesses are rare infections in early childhood and usually result from pre-existing congenital anomalies of the spinal column. The formation of abscess may be the result of hematogenous spread. It is treated by surgical and parenteral antibiotic treatment, but some special cases may require additional treatments. This article presents a 4-year-old male patient who was operated because of spina bifida (meningocele and tethered cord) at the external center, and upon complains of not being able to walk after one month, he was operated with the diagnosis of spinal intradural abscess and referred to us to continue his treatment...
April 26, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757405/platelets-drive-inflammation-and-target-gray-matter-and-the-retina-in-autoimmune-mediated-encephalomyelitis
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Claretta Sonia D'Souza, Zenjiang Li, Dain Luke Maxwell, Oliver Trusler, Melanie Murphy, Sheila Crewther, Karlheinz Peter, Jacqueline Monique Orian
Despite growing evidence for platelets as active players in infection and immunity, it remains unresolved whether platelets contribute to, or are key elements in the development of neuroinflammation. Using the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of multiple sclerosis, we identified platelet accumulation in the circulation by 7-day postinduction (dpi), ahead of clinical onset which occurs at 13-14 dpi. By inducing platelet depletion between 7 and 16 dpi, we demonstrate an association between platelet accumulation in the spinal cord and disease development...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752515/epidemiology-and-pathophysiology-of-neurogenic-bladder-after-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Rizwan Hamid, Marcio Augusto Averbeck, Humberto Chiang, Arturo Garcia, Riyad T Al Mousa, Seung-June Oh, Anita Patel, Mauricio Plata, Giulio Del Popolo
Spinal cord injury (SCI) usually affects younger age groups with male preponderance. The most common traumatic cause is road traffic accident followed by sports accidents and gun-shot injuries. Infections and vascular events make up non-traumatic causes. There is regional variance in incidence and prevalence of SCI. Most systematic reviews have been undertaken from USA, Canada, and Australia with only few from Asia with resultant difficulty in estimation of worldwide figures. Overall, the incidence varies from 12 to more than 65 cases/million per year...
May 11, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750804/temporal-compartmental-changes-in-viral-rna-and-neuronal-injury-in-a-primate-model-of-neuroaids
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R Gilberto González, Robert Fell, Julian He, Jennifer Campbell, Tricia H Burdo, Patrick Autissier, Lakshmanan Annamalai, Faramarz Taheri, Termara Parker, Jeffrey D Lifson, Elkan F Halpern, Mark Vangel, Eliezer Masliah, Susan V Westmoreland, Kenneth C Williams, Eva-Maria Ratai
Despite the advent of highly active anti-retroviral therapy HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) continue to be a significant problem. Furthermore, the precise pathogenesis of this neurodegeneration is still unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and neuronal injury in the rhesus macaque using in vivo and postmortem sampling techniques. The effect of SIV infection in 23 adult rhesus macaques was investigated using an accelerated NeuroAIDS model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750137/posterior-only-stabilization-for-traumatic-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures
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Omid R Hariri, Samir Kashyap, Ariel Takayanagi, Chris Elia, Quang Ma, Dan E Miulli
Background No consensus exists for the management of unstable thoracolumbar (TL) burst fractures. Surgical options include anterior, lateral, or posterior stabilization (or a combination), depending on the fracture. The potential benefits of anterior reconstruction come with increased operative time and associated morbidity. A posterior-only approach can offer stable correction without increased operative risks but may result in loss of kyphotic correction over time. Purpose To determine whether posterior-only stabilization is a viable treatment option for patients with traumatic TL fractures as opposed to anterior and combined approaches...
March 9, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749918/operative-and-consultative-proportions-of-neurosurgical-disease-worldwide-estimation-from-the-surgeon-perspective
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Michael C Dewan, Abbas Rattani, Ronnie E Baticulon, Serena Faruque, Walter D Johnson, Robert J Dempsey, Michael M Haglund, Blake C Alkire, Kee B Park, Benjamin C Warf, Mark G Shrime
OBJECTIVE The global magnitude of neurosurgical disease is unknown. The authors sought to estimate the surgical and consultative proportion of diseases commonly encountered by neurosurgeons, as well as surgeon case volume and perceived workload. METHODS An electronic survey was sent to 193 neurosurgeons previously identified via a global surgeon mapping initiative. The survey consisted of three sections aimed at quantifying surgical incidence of neurological disease, consultation incidence, and surgeon demographic data...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
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