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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548698/novel-porcine-experimental-model-of-severe-progressive-thoracic-scoliosis-with-compensatory-curves-induced-by-interpedicular-bent-rigid-temporary-tethering
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Carlos Barrios, José Miguel Lloris, Juan Alonso, Borja Maruenda, Jesús Burgos, Rafael Llombart-Blanco, Luis Gil, Viviana Bisbal
Using flexible tethering techniques, porcine models of experimental scoliosis have shown scoliotic curves with vertebral wedging but very limited axial rotation. The aim of this experimental work was to induce a severe progressive scoliosis in a growing porcine model for research purposes. A unilateral spinal bent rigid tether was anchored to two ipsilateral pedicle screws in eight pigs. The spinal tether was removed after 8 weeks. Ten weeks later, the animals were sacrificed. Conventional radiographs and 3D CT-scans were taken to evaluate changes in the alignment of the thoracic spine...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543027/the-vascularized-groin-lymph-node-flap-vgln-anatomical-study-and-flap-planning-using-multi-detector-ct-scanner-the-golden-triangle-for-flap-harvesting
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Assaf A Zeltzer, Alexander Anzarut, Delphine Braeckmans, Katrin Seidenstuecker, Benoit Hendrickx, Eddy Van Hedent, Moustapha Hamdi
INTRODUCTION: A growing number of surgeons perform lymph node transfers for the treatment of lymphedema. When harvesting a vascularized lymph node groin flap (VGLNF) one of the major concerns is the potential risk of iatrogenic lymphedema of the donor-site. This article helps understanding of the lymph node distribution of the groin in order to minimize this risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients undergoing abdominal mapping by multi-detector CT scanner were included and 100 groins analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540118/spinal-cord-injury-in-the-geriatric-population-risk-factors-treatment-options-and-long-term-management
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REVIEW
Tochukwu C Ikpeze, Addisu Mesfin
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are sustained by more than 12 500 patients per year in the United States and more globally. The SCIs disproportionately affect the elderly, especially men. Approximately 60% of these injuries are sustained traumatically through falls, but nontraumatic causes including infections, tumors, and medication-related epidural bleeding have also been documented. Preexisting conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis can render the spine stiff and are risk factors as well as cervical spondylosis and ensuing cervical stenosis...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537411/-treatment-of-pelvic-avulsion-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents
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A Stančák, J Kautzner, T Trč, V Havlas
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric avulsion fractures of the pelvis and hip joint are rare injuries most commonly associated with a rapid muscle contraction of the respected apophysis, which is the weakest component of the growing skeleton. The chosen therapy option can be either conservative or surgical. METHODS: We present a cohort of 69 patients treated for an apophyseal avulsion fracture of the anterior superior / inferior iliac spine, the lesser and greater trochanters iliac crest and the ischial tubercle...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535567/radiation-dose-and-procedure-time-for-994-ct-guided-spine-pain-control-procedures
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Matthew S Lazarus, Rebecca B Forman, Alan L Brook, Todd S Miller
BACKGROUND: Image guidance for spine pain control procedures, including epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, and facet block, can be performed with either computed tomography (CT) or conventional fluoroscopy. CT has the advantage of improved anatomic localization and use of air for contrast; however, there are concerns that CT leads to higher radiation dose and longer procedure time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate procedure time and radiation dose for multiple types of spine pain control procedures performed under CT guidance...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527755/perioperative-neurologic-complications-during-spinal-fusion-surgery-incidence-and-trends
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Parthasarathy Thirumala, James Zhou, Piruthiviraj Natarajan, Jeffrey Balzer, Edward Dixon, David Okonkwo, D K Hamilton
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Perioperative neurologic complications after spine surgery may increase morbidity and healthcare costs related to the procedure. PURPOSE: We estimate the national incidence of perioperative neurologic complications following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), posterior cervical fusion, and thoracolumbar fusion procedures using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data from 1999 to 2011. Additionally, we identify risk factors for developing perioperative neurologic complications and the effects of these injuries on quantifiable patient outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524790/cognard-type-v-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-rapid-progressive-myelopathy
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Walter J Jermakowicz, Alexander G Weil, Artyom Vlasenko, Sanjiv Bhatia, Toba N Niazi
Cognard Type V dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) are a unique type of cranial vascular malformation characterized by congestion of the perimedullary venous system that may lead to devastating spinal cord pathology if left untreated. The authors present the first known case of a pediatric patient diagnosed with a Type V dAVF. A 14-year-old girl presented with a 3-week history of slowly progressive unilateral leg weakness that quickly progressed to bilateral leg paralysis, sphincter dysfunction, and complete sensory loss the day of her presentation...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524126/-impact-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-on-life-quality-in-elderly-and-senile-patients-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spine-stenosis
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V S Klimov, I I Vasilenko, A V Evsyukov, E V Amelina
INTRODUCTION: As the life span and proportion of people over 65 years increase, the incidence of degenerative lumbar spine stenosis grows proportionally. Various parameters of the spinopelvic relationships are used to predict surgical treatment outcomes in patients with degenerative spine diseases. There are no unified protocols for evaluation, in terms of the sagittal balance, of surgical treatment outcomes in elderly patients. PURPOSE: To study the impact of sagittal balance parameters on the life quality of elderly and senile patients after surgery for degenerative stenosis of the lumbar spine...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488208/erythropoietin-rescues-memory-impairment-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-via-the-epo-r-jak2-stat5-pi3k-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-pathway
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Shengli Ma, Juwu Chen, Chen Chen, Na Wei, Jingjing Xu, Guohui Yang, Nan Wang, Yu Meng, Jia Ren, Zongchao Xu
Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older people and is characterized by the sudden onset of impairments in thinking skills and behavior, which generally occur following a stroke. Unfortunately, effective therapy for vascular dementia remains inadequate. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a glycoprotein hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production. Recently, a prominent role for EPO has been defined in the nervous system, and there is growing interest in the potential therapeutic use of EPO for neuroprotection...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473956/growing-spine-deformities-are-magnetic-rods-the-final-answer
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EDITORIAL
Ashok N Johari, Amit S Nemade
Treatment paradigms for Early Onset Scoliosis have changed from fusion to fusionless methods as the harmful effects of early fusion on the growing spine and thorax were realized. Magnetic rods are a recent addition to fusionless technology for controlling scoliosis in a growing spine. The clinical evidence base on magnet driven growth rods (MDGR) has accumulated over the last 4 years. It has implications for reduction in the number of repeat surgeries required with similar complications as the traditional growth rods (TGR) and at a higher initial cost...
April 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463048/calcifying-pseudoneoplasm-of-the-spine-imaging-and-pathological-features
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Atin Saha, Julio Arevalo-Perez, Kyung K Peck, Marc Rosenblum, Mark Bilsky, Eric Lis, Sasan Karimi
Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis are extremely rare calcified lesions that can occur anywhere in the central nervous system. These non-neoplastic lesions have been reported to arise both in the brain and spine with similar frequency and can be found intra-axially as well as extra-axially. The associated symptoms are generally due to mass effect rather than local invasion as calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis are usually considered to be benign non-infiltrative lesions. We report a unique case of a 67-year-old male patient who developed lower extremity weakness and gait instability with imaging and histological features of calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neuraxis occurring in the spine with adhesive features and intradural extension...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459782/mortality-due-to-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spine
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Jyrki Salmenkivi, Reijo Sund, Mika Paavola, Iiris Ruuth, Antti Malmivaara
STUDY DESIGN: Register study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the safety of lumbar spine surgery for degenerative disorders and to assess the predictive factors for mortality and causes of death. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Growing numbers and relative indications of spine surgery emphasize the importance of patient safety, We assessed the incidence of mortality related to surgery, overall case fatality and factors predicting mortality in elective spinal surgery...
April 28, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459777/analysis-of-explanted-magnetically-controlled-growing-rods-from-7-uk-spinal-centers
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Thomas J Joyce, Simon L Smith, Paul R P Rushton, Andrew J Bowey, Michael J Gibson
STUDY DESIGN: Analysis of explanted MAGnetic Expansion Control (MAGEC) growing rods. OBJECTIVE: To analyze explanted MAGEC rods used in management of early onset scoliosis and identify the mode of failure in such cases. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Magnetically controlled growing rods are increasingly used as the option of choice for early onset scoliosis. However, being more complex than conventional growing rods they are perhaps more likely to succumb to multifarious failure modes...
April 28, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459724/anesthetic-challenges-for-posterior-spine-surgery-in-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-case-report
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J Pablo Kollmar, Douglas A Colquhoun, Julie L Huffmyer
With the growing rate of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, patients with end-stage heart failure and LVAD support are presenting for a variety of noncardiac surgeries. We describe a case of urgent posterior lumbar decompression for spinal stenosis in a 73-year-old man with HeartMateII LVAD, which presented significant anesthetic challenges in terms of positioning, blood loss, and coagulopathy.
April 28, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456673/retrieval-and-clinical-analysis-of-distraction-based-dual-growing-rod-constructs-for-early-onset-scoliosis
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Genevieve Hill, Srinidhi Nagaraja, Behrooz A Akbarnia, Jeff Pawelek, Paul Sponseller, Peter Sturm, John Emans, Pablo Bonangelino, Joshua Cockrum, William Kane, Maureen Dreher
BACKGROUND: Growing rod constructs are an important contribution for treating patients with Early Onset Scoliosis. These devices experience high failure rates, including rod fractures. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to identify the failure mechanism of retrieved growing rods, and to identify differences between patients with failed and intact constructs. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Growing rod patients who had implant removal and were previously enrolled in a multicenter registry were eligible for this study...
April 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453635/peak-bone-mass-and-bone-microarchitecture-in-adults-born-with-low-birth-weight-preterm-or-at-term-a-cohort-study
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Chandima Balasuriya, Kari Anne I Evensen, Mats P Mosti, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Geir W Jacobsen, Marit S Indredavik, Berit Schei, Astrid Kamilla Stunes, Unni Syversen
Context and objectives: Peak bone mass (PBM) is regarded as the most important determinant of osteoporosis. Growing evidence suggests a role of intrauterine programming in skeletal development. We examined PBM and trabecular bone score (TBS) in adults born preterm with very low birth weight (VLBW) or small for gestational age (SGA) at term compared with term-born controls. Design, setting, participants and outcomes: This follow-up cohort study included 186 men and women (25-28 years); 52 preterm VLBW (≤ 1500g), 59 term-born SGA (< 10th percentile), and 75 controls (>10th percentile)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450828/spine-enlargement-of-pyramidal-tract-type-neurons-in-the-motor-cortex-of-a-rat-model-of-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia
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Tatsuya Ueno, Haruo Nishijima, Shinya Ueno, Masahiko Tomiyama
Growing evidence suggests that abnormal synaptic plasticity of cortical neurons underlies levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) in Parkinson's disease (PD). Spine morphology reflects synaptic plasticity resulting from glutamatergic transmission. We previously reported that enlargement of the dendritic spines of intratelencephalic-type (IT) neurons in the primary motor cortex (M1) is linked to the development of LID. However, the relevance of another M1 neuron type, pyramidal-tract (PT) neurons, to LID remains unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449963/sequential-magnetic-resonance-imaging-reveals-individual-level-deformities-of-vertebrae-and-discs-in-the-growing-scoliotic-spine
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Bethany E Keenan, Maree T Izatt, Geoffrey N Askin, Robert D Labrom, Damon D Bennett, Mark J Pearcy, Clayton J Adam
STUDY DESIGN: The aim of this study was to measure contributions of individual vertebra and disc wedging to coronal Cobb angle in the growing scoliotic spine using sequential magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Clinically, the Cobb angle measures the overall curve in the coronal plane but does not measure individual vertebra and disc wedging. It was hypothesized that patients whose deformity progresses will have different patterns of coronal wedging in vertebrae and discs to those of patients whose deformities remain stable...
May 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445472/unsuspected-osteochondroma-like-outgrowths-in-the-cranial-base-of-hereditary-multiple-exostoses-patients-and-modeling-and-treatment-with-a-bmp-antagonist-in-mice
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Sayantani Sinha, Christina Mundy, Till Bechtold, Federica Sgariglia, Mazen M Ibrahim, Paul C Billings, Kristen Carroll, Eiki Koyama, Kevin B Jones, Maurizio Pacifici
Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME) is a rare pediatric disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the genes encoding the heparan sulfate (HS)-synthesizing enzymes EXT1 or EXT2. HME is characterized by formation of cartilaginous outgrowths-called osteochondromas- next to the growth plates of many axial and appendicular skeletal elements. Surprisingly, it is not known whether such tumors also form in endochondral elements of the craniofacial skeleton. Here, we carried out a retrospective analysis of cervical spine MRI and CT scans from 50 consecutive HME patients that included cranial skeletal images...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441680/magnetic-resonance-imaging-safety-of-magnetically-controlled-growing-rods-in-an-in-vivo-animal-model
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Mehmet Eroglu, Gokhan Demirkiran, Ismail Aykut Kocyigit, Hasan Bilgili, Mehmet Burak Kaynar, Ali Bumin, Sadan Ozcan, Muharrem Yazici
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the interaction between magnetically controlled growing rods (MCGRs) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Growing rod treatment through serial operations results in adverse effects on the patient and high treatment costs. MCGRs can be lengthened noninvasively in an outpatient setting and with lower treatment costs. When MRI investigation is required, the interaction between MCGRs and MRI is an issue of concern in patients with MCGRs...
May 1, 2017: Spine
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