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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927213/ten-step-minimally-invasive-spine-lumbar-decompression-and-dural-repair-through-tubular-retractors
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Mohamed Abdelatif Boukebir, Connor David Berlin, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Tim Heiland, Karsten Schöller, Cameron Rawanduzy, Sertaç Kirnaz, Ajit Jada, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery utilizing tubular retractors has become an increasingly popular approach for decompression in the lumbar spine. However, a better understanding of appropriate indications, efficacious surgical techniques, limitations, and complication management is required to effectively teach the procedure and to facilitate the learning curve. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience and recommendations regarding tubular surgery for lumbar disc herniations, foraminal compression with unilateral radiculopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, synovial cysts, and dural repair...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922615/the-impact-of-incorporating-antimicrobials-into-implant-surfaces
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N J Hickok, I M Shapiro, A F Chen
With the increase in numbers of joint replacements, spinal surgeries, and dental implantations, there is an urgent need to combat implant-associated infection. In addition to stringent sterile techniques, an efficacious way to prevent this destructive complication is to create new implants with antimicrobial properties. Specifically, these implants must be active in the dental implant environment where the implant is bathed in the glycoprotein-rich salivary fluids that enhance bacterial adhesion, and propagation, and biofilm formation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922276/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-after-posterior-lumbar-spinal-surgery
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Jia-Ming Liu, Hui-Lin Deng, Xuan-Yin Chen, Yang Zhou, Dong Yang, Man-Sheng Duan, Shan-Hu Huang, Zhi-Li Liu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify the independent risk factors for postoperative SSI after posterior lumbar spinal surgery based on the perioperative factors analysis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common complications after spinal surgery. Previous studies have identified different risk factors for postoperative SSI following lumbar spinal surgery...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920935/spinal-cord-injury-induced-immunodeficiency-is-mediated-by-a-sympathetic-neuroendocrine-adrenal-reflex
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Harald Prüss, Andrea Tedeschi, Aude Thiriot, Lydia Lynch, Scott M Loughhead, Susanne Stutte, Irina B Mazo, Marcel A Kopp, Benedikt Brommer, Christian Blex, Laura-Christin Geurtz, Thomas Liebscher, Andreas Niedeggen, Ulrich Dirnagl, Frank Bradke, Magdalena S Volz, Michael J DeVivo, Yuying Chen, Ulrich H von Andrian, Jan M Schwab
Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) causes systemic immunosuppression and life-threatening infections, thought to result from noradrenergic overactivation and excess glucocorticoid release via hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis stimulation. Instead of consecutive hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activation, we report that acute SCI in mice induced suppression of serum norepinephrine and concomitant increase in cortisol, despite suppressed adrenocorticotropic hormone, indicating primary (adrenal) hypercortisolism...
September 18, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916998/emergency-neurologic-life-support-meningitis-and-encephalitis
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David F Gaieski, Nicole F O'Brien, Ricardo Hernandez
Bacterial meningitis and viral encephalitis, particularly herpes simplex encephalitis, are severe neurological infections that, if not treated promptly and effectively, lead to poor neurological outcome or death. Because of the value of early recognition and treatment, meningitis and encephalitis was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. This protocol provides a practical approach to recognition and urgent treatment of bacterial meningitis and encephalitis. Appropriate imaging, spinal fluid analysis, and early empiric treatment are discussed...
September 15, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915961/short-stem-total-hip-arthroplasty-potential-explanations-for-persistent-post-surgical-thigh-pain
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Isabel A C Baert, Enrique Lluch, Francis Van Glabbeek, Rudy Nuyts, Salim Rufai, Joanna Tuynman, Filip Struyf, Mira Meeus
Short stem uncemented femoral implants were developed with the aim of preserving proximal bone stock for future revisions, improving biomechanical reconstruction, aiding insertion through smaller incisions and potentially decreasing or limiting the incidence of thigh pain. Despite all the advantages of short stem designs, it remains unclear whether they are able to limit post-surgical thigh pain. In patients with short stem hip arthroplasty and persistent thigh pain, it is of the utmost importance to understand the potential etiologies of this chronic pain for selecting the appropriate treatment strategy...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914835/-surgical-treatment-of-pain-syndrome-in-lumbar-spine-in-patients-with-obesity
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A G Aganesov, E G Gemdzhyan, A L Kheilo, K P Mikaelyan, M M Alexanyan
AIM: To analyze the reduction of pain severity, time of surgery, intraoperative blood loss, incidence of unintentional lesion of dura mater, infectious complications and hospital-stay after lumbar microdiscectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 104 patients aged 24-58 years (37 men and 67 women, mean age 45 years) who underwent lumbar microdiscectomy within January 2015 - June 2016. The main and control groups consisted of 48 and 56 patients with and without obesity respectively...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913559/risk-factors-for-implant-removal-after-spinal-surgical-site-infection
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Naoya Tsubouchi, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Masanori Izeki, Hiroaki Kimura, Masato Ota, Takeshi Sakamoto, Akira Uchikoshi, Shuichi Matsuda
PURPOSE: Few studies have investigated the risk factors for implant removal after treatment for spinal surgical site infection (SSI). Therefore, there is no firmly established consensus for the management of implants. We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors for implant removal after SSI managed with instrumentation, and to examine potential strategies for avoiding implant removal. METHODS: Following a survey of seven spine centers, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 55 patients who developed SSI and were treated with reoperation, out of 3967 patients who had spinal instrumentation between 2003 and 2012...
September 14, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901641/a-temporary-vs-permanent-anchored-percutaneous-lead-trial-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-a-comparison-of-patient-outcomes-and-adverse-events
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Thomas Simopoulos, Sanjiv Sharma, Moris Aner, Jatinder S Gill
OBJECTIVES: A trial of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a prerequisite to determine efficacy of the therapy prior to placement of a permanent implanted system. A trial may be conducted employing a percutaneously placed temporary cylindrical lead or via a permanently anchored cylindrical lead placed and subsequently secured via open surgical method. There has been little investigation comparing the two methods of trial. This study is a comparative analysis of the two methods both for prediction of success as well as associated morbidity...
September 13, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899836/spinal-hydatid-cyst-disease
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Yurdal Gezercan, Ali Ihsan Ökten, Gökhan Çavuş, Vedat Açik, Emre Bilgin
OBJECTIVE: A hydatic cyst (HC) is a zoonotic infection affecting the liver and lungs, with rare spinal involvement. We discuss the long-term results of 8 spinal HC patients who were monitored at our clinic for 7-15 years. METHODS: The demographic data and clinicopathological parameters of 8 spinal HC patients diagnosed between 2000-2016 were evaluated for their contribution to recurrence and long-term follow-up results were examined. RESULTS: Four male and 4 female patients with a median age of 30...
September 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894679/management-of-thoracic-disc-herniations-via-posterior-unilateral-modified-transfacet-pedicle-sparing-decompression-with-segmental-instrumentation-and-interbody-fusion
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Daniel A Carr, Andrey A Volkov, David L Rhoiney, Pradeep Setty, Ryan J Barrett, Roderick Claybrooks, Peter L Bono, Doris Tong, Teck M Soo
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case series was to demonstrate the safety of a modified transfacet pedicle-sparing decompression and instrumented fusion in patients with thoracic disc herniations (TDHs). METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing operative management of TDH from July 2007 to December 2011 using a posterior unilateral modified transfacet pedicle-sparing approach were identified...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890805/outcome-after-post-acute-spinal-cord-specific-rehabilitation-a-german-single-center-study
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Matthias Ponfick
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze single center outcome measures of spinal cord injury (SCI)-specific rehabilitation (SCISR) in Germany. SETTING: The study was conducted at an SCI specialized rehabilitation center. METHODS: Nonparametric tests for outcome description such as SCIM and length of stay. Logistic regression for outcome prediction was used. RESULTS: One hundred and sixty patients (113 men, 47 women) with a mean age of 64...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890028/a-novel-technique-for-placement-of-sacro-alar-iliac-s2ai-screws-by-k-wire-insertion-using-intraoperative-navigation
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Kevin Phan, Julian Li, Gloria Giang, Ian Teng, Steven Phan, Nicholas Chang, Ralph Mobbs
Sacral-iliac fixation techniques may be indicated in the management of various lumbosacral pathologies including spinal degeneration, infection, tumour resection, fracture, pseudarthrosis, correction of spinal deformities involving long fusion constructs to the sacrum and cases with poor sacral fixation. There are a number of options for lumbosacral fixation each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Though S2-alar-iliac (S2AI) have demonstrated promising advantages over alternatives, the complex anatomy of the spinopelvic region demands precise insertion of the screws to create a biomechanically robust construct safely...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888971/fungal-infection-in-neural-tissue-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#14
Ruth Alonso, Diana Pisa, Ana M Fernández-Fernández, Alberto Rábano, Luis Carrasco
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease and the main cause of motor neuron pathology. The etiology of the disease remains unknown, and no effective therapy exists to halt the disease or improve the quality of life. Here, we provide compelling evidence for the existence of fungal infection in ALS. Immunohistochemistry analysis using a battery of antifungal antibodies revealed fungal structures such as yeast and hyphae in the motor cortex, the medulla and the spinal cord, in eleven patients with ALS...
September 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887279/sacral-alar-iliac-fixation-in-children-with-neuromuscular-scoliosis-minimum-5-year-follow-up
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Amit Jain, Brian T Sullivan, Anne Kuwabara, Khaled Kebaish, Paul D Sponseller
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate the 5-year outcomes of children with neuromuscular scoliosis treated with sacral-alar-iliac screws. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and radiographic records of patients ≤18 years old treated by 1 pediatric orthopaedic surgeon for neuromuscular scoliosis with spinal fusion using sacral-alar-iliac pelvic anchors. Thirty-eight patients, with a minimum 5-year radiographic follow-up (6.0 ± 1.2 years), were studied. Mean patient age was 13 ± 2...
September 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887186/to-test-or-not-to-test-laboratory-support-for-the-diagnosis-of-lyme-borreliosis
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Ram B Dessau, Alje P van Dam, Volker Fingerle, Jeremy Gray, Joppe Hovius, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld, Benoit Jaulhac, Olaf Kahl, Wolfgang Kristoferitsch, Per-Eric Lindgren, Mateusz Markowicz, Sally Mavin, Katharina Ornstein, Tobias Rupprecht, Gerold Stanek, Franc Strle
BACKGROUND: Lyme borreliosis (LB) is a tick-borne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. The most frequent clinical manifestations are erythema migrans and Lyme neuroborreliosis. Currently, a large volume of diagnostic testing for Lyme borreliosis is reported, whereas the incidence of clinically relevant disease manifestations is low. This indicates overuse of diagnostic testing for LB with implications for patient care and cost effective health management. AIM: The recommendations provided in this review are intended to support both the clinical diagnosis and initiatives for a more rational use of laboratory testing in patients with clinically suspected Lyme borreliosis...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886922/lumbar-pseudo-tail-associated-with-dermal-sinus-a-case-report
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Alexandra Seromenho-Santos, Rita Valsassina, José Pimentel, José Miguéns, Claudia C Faria
BACKGROUND: Lumbosacral and coccygeal skin covered appendages are a rare malformation, considered human-tails. CASE REPORT: The authors describe the case of a full term newborn girl with lumbar skin appendage and a normal neurologic examination. The magnetic resonance of the spine revealed a dermal sinus continuous with the skin appendage and with extension into to the spinal canal. Due to the infection risk, a surgery was performed on the third day of life, with dermal sinus ligation and appendage removal...
September 5, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885343/risk-factors-and-the-surgery-affection-of-respiratory-complication-and-its-mortality-after-acute-traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#18
Xiao-Xiong Yang, Zong-Qiang Huang, Zhong-Hai Li, Dong-Feng Ren, Jia-Guang Tang
The aim of this study is to estimate the risk factors of both respiratory complication (RC) and mortality after acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (TCSCI). Between July 2005 and July 2015, in 181 patients (142 males and 39 females; mean age 41.0 years) with acute TCSCI, we compared the difference and odds ratio in RC group (n = 73) with that of non-RC group (n = 108), and also death group (n = 15) and survival group (n = 166). We collected injury-related information after half a year of injury, which is as follows: the causes of injury, time of surgery, ICU (intensive care unit) days, ventilator days, ASIA (American Spinal Injury Association) classification, neurological injury, CIPS (Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score), and BMI (body mass index)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885294/point-of-view-response-risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-after-posterior-lumbar-spinal-surgery
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Barrett Boody, Alexander R Vaccaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885286/predicting-perioperative-complications-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-using-a-simple-sliding-scale
#20
Go Yoshida, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Yu Yamato, Sho Kobayashi, Shin Oe, Tomohiro Banno, Yuuki Mihara, Hideyuki Arima, Hiroki Ushirozako, Tatsuya Yasuda, Daisuke Togawa, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database study OBJECTIVE.: To develop and validate a sliding scale for predicting perioperative complications associated with ASD surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ASD surgery can have high perioperative complication rates, which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Data on consecutive ASD patients undergoing posterior corrective surgery over a six-year interval were collected from a prospective database...
September 6, 2017: Spine
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