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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213193/anterior-surgical-fixation-for-cervical-spine-flexion-distraction-injuries
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Andrew Jack, Godefroy Hardy-St-Pierre, Mitchell Wilson, Godwin Choy, Richard Fox, Andrew Nataraj
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical management for flexion-distraction cervical spine injuries remains controversial with current guidelines recommending anterior, posterior, and circumferential approaches. Here, we determined the incidence of and examined risk factors for clinical and radiographic failure in patients with one segment cervical distraction injuries having undergone anterior surgical fixation. METHODS: A retrospective review of 57 consecutive patients undergoing anterior fixation for subaxial flexion-distraction cervical injuries between 2008-2012 at our institution was performed...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203179/malignant-phyllodes-tumor-presenting-in-bone-brain-lungs-and-lymph-nodes
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Eric D Johnson, Evin Gulbahce, Joseph McNally, Saundra S Buys
INTRODUCTION: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are rare fibroepithelial tumors of the breast which are classified as benign, borderline, or malignant. Malignant PTs account for <1% of malignant breast tumors, and borderline tumors have potential to progress to malignant tumors. Metastatic recurrences are most commonly documented in bone and lungs. We report an extremely rare presentation of recurrent malignant PTs involving the brain, lung, lymph nodes, and bone. CASE: A 66-year-old female presented with a large breast mass...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187066/learning-curve-in-monitoring-magnetically-controlled-growing-rod-distractions-with-ultrasound
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Jason P Y Cheung, Karen K L Yiu, Cora Bow, Prudence W H Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Kenneth M C Cheung
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a learning curve exists for ultrasound measurement of magnetically controlled growing rod (MCGR) distractions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: For patients managed by MCGRs, close monitoring of interval distraction length gains is important to determine whether the distractions are translating into actual spine growth. Radiographs are the criterion standard for measuring length gains, but ultrasound has been shown to be effective in monitoring distraction lengths without radiation exposure...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179707/cervical-chordoma-involving-c3-c4-a-case-report
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Muhammad Imran, Atiq Ahmed Khan, Syed Muneeb Younus
Chordoma is a rare, indolent but locally invasive, osteolytic, slow growing, low grade, primary bone malignancy, derived from the embryonic remnants of the notochord. It is a midline tumour and it predominantly emerges from the axial skeleton. The most commonly observed location of a chordoma is in the sacrococcygeal region ( 50 to 55% ) followed by the cranio occipital region ( 25 to 30% )We present a case of a 30 years old lady who came to us with complaints of difficulty in walking and inability to hold objects in both hands...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169956/thoracic-spine-growth-re-visited-how-accurate-is-the-dimeglio-data
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Ozgur Dede, Kadir Büyükdoğan, Halil Gökhan Demirkran, Erhan Akpnar
STUDY DESIGN: Cross Sectional Descriptive Study OBJECTIVE.: To describe the normal rate pattern of thoracic spine growth in children without any spinal deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The knowledge of thoracic spine growth and height is important for growing spine treatment and the decision of final fusion. Currently pediatric spinal deformity is approached as early onset and late onset with an understanding of the fast growth during the first five years of life...
February 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167172/musicians-postural-quality-and-musculoskeletal-health-a-literature-s-review
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Patricia Blanco-Piñeiro, M Pino Díaz-Pereira, Aurora Martínez
OBJECTIVE: An analysis of the salient characteristics of research papers published between 1989 and 2015 that evaluate the relationship between postural quality during musical performance and various performance quality and health factors, with emphasis on musculoskeletal health variables. METHODS: Searches of Medline, Scopus and Google Scholar for papers that analysed the subject of the study objective. The following MeSH descriptors were used: posture; postural balance; muscle, skeletal; task performance and analysis; back; and spine and music...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155820/analysis-of-reasons-for-failure-of-surgery-for-degenerative-disease-of-lumbar-spine
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Alicja Baranowska, Joanna Baranowska, Paweł Baranowski
BACKGROUND: In the aging society, there is a growing number of patients with advanced degenerative disease of the spine. These patients frequently require surgical treatment. This paper aims to analyse the reasons for failure of surgery for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Histories of patients operated on by one group of surgeons in the Neuroorthopaedic Department of "STOCER" in 2014 and 2015 due to degenerative disease of the lumbar spine were analysed retrospectively...
March 23, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141685/veptr-implantation-to-treat-children-with-early-onset-scoliosis-without-rib-abnormalities-early-results-from-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Ron El-Hawary, Muayad Kadhim, Michael Vitale, John Smith, Amer Samdani, John M Flynn
BACKGROUND: Thoracoplasty and insertion of vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) for thoracic and spine distraction has been found to be effective in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis (EOS) with ribs anomalies and congenital vertebral anomalies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of VEPTR in preventing further progression of scoliosis without impeding spinal growth in children with progressive EOS without rib abnormalities. METHODS: This is a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort study...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137404/relevant-aspects-of-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-gout
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Eloy De Avila Fernandes, Samuel Brighenti Bergamaschi, Tatiane Cantarelli Rodrigues, Gustavo Coelho Dias, Ralff Malmann, Germano Martins Ramos, Soraya Silveira Monteiro
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the synovial membrane, articular cartilage and periarticular tissues leading to inflammation. Men are more commonly affected, mainly after the 5th decade of life. Its incidence has been growing with the population aging. In the majority of the cases, the diagnosis is made by clinical criteria and synovial fluid analysis, in search for monosodium urate crystals. Nonetheless, gout may sometimes have atypical presentations, complicating the diagnosis...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123086/protection-of-large-predators-in-a-marine-reserve-alters-size-dependent-prey-mortality
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Rebecca L Selden, Steven D Gaines, Scott L Hamilton, Robert R Warner
Where predator-prey interactions are size-dependent, reductions in predator size owing to fishing has the potential to disrupt the ecological role of top predators in marine ecosystems. In southern California kelp forests, we investigated the size-dependence of the interaction between herbivorous sea urchins and one of their predators, California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher). Empirical tests examined how differences in predator size structure between reserve and fished areas affected size-specific urchin mortality...
January 25, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107231/national-database-research-in-spine-surgery-limitations-in-the-current-literature
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Arjun S Sebastian
Many of the studies in the spine surgical literature using national databases have been directed at examining adverse events, readmission rates, cost, and risk factors for poorer outcomes. Although such studies allow for assessment of large cohorts taken from multiple institutions, they are limited by data collection methods, short-term follow-up, and minimal assessment of functional outcomes. Furthermore, few studies are directed at producing actionable practice changes to improve patient care. Recent work aimed at producing databases with more relevance to spine surgery represent exciting developments to the rapidly growing field of health outcomes research...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097979/-this-diagnosis-can-be-extremely-scary
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Tamsin Newton-Snow
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a rare genetic disorder that occurs in an estimated one in 35,000 people. The condition is often life-limiting and involves tumours growing on the nervous system, typically on the hearing nerves, brain and spine. While the tumours are mainly benign, they can lead to hearing loss, deafness and problems with balance and mobility. Most patients will need surgery or other treatments for NF2-related brain or spinal cord tumours at some point in their lives.
January 18, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097251/management-of-progressive-late-onset-scoliosis-with-magnetic-growth-rod-insertion-leading-to-improvement-of-neural-anomalies-a-case-report
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Amit Zaveri, Valerio Pace, Dimpu Bhagawati, Vijay Rajamani, Thillainayagam Muthukumar, Hilali Noordeen
BACKGROUND: To present the first known reported case of late onset idiopathic scoliosis with concomitant neural anomalies, treated with sequential distraction using magnetic growth rod, had significant improvement in both cranio-cervical and intraspinal anomaly. METHODS: A caucasian, growing female child (at the age of ten) presented with moderately progressive late onset right thoracic scoliosis. She was found to have Chiari type I malformation and a cervicothoracic syrinx on routine pre-operative MRI scanning...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079945/systematic-review-of-site-distribution-of-bone-metastases-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Marcela Osorio, Sami P Moubayed, Henry Su, Mark L Urken
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the United States. A small portion of differentiated thyroid cancers (DTCs; 2% to 13%) develop bone metastases, which can decrease a patient's survival rate by more than 60%. METHODS: A systematic literature search of studies, including patients with DTC with bone metastases, was conducted by following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. A case series of patients with DTC diagnosed with bone metastases seen at our institution was also included...
January 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076736/australian-institute-of-sport-and-australian-medical-association-position-statement-on-concussion-in-sport
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Lisa J Elkington, David C Hughes
Sport-related concussion is a growing health concern in Australia. Public concern is focused on the incidence and potential long term consequences of concussion. Children may be more prone to concussion and take longer to recover. The Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Medical Association have collaborated to present the most contemporary evidence-based information in a format appropriate for all stakeholders. This position statement aims to ensure that participant safety and welfare is paramount when dealing with concussion in sport...
January 16, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074438/is-there-variation-in-procedural-utilization-for-lumbar-spine-disorders-between-a-fee-for-service-and-salaried-healthcare-system
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Heeren Makanji, Wei Jiang, Tracey Koehlmoos, Christopher M Bono, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: Whether compensation for professional services drives the use of those services is an important question that has not been answered in a robust manner. Specifically, there is a growing concern that spine care practitioners may preferentially choose more costly or invasive procedures in a fee-for-service system, irrespective of the underlying lumbar disorder being treated. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Were proportions of interbody fusions higher in the fee-for-service setting as opposed to the salaried Department of Defense setting? (2) Were the odds of interbody fusion increased in a fee-for-service setting after controlling for indications for surgery? METHODS: Patients surgically treated for lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis (2006-2014) were identified...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070685/porcine-spine-finite-element-model-a-complementary-tool-to-experimental-scoliosis-fusionless-instrumentation
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Bahe Hachem, Carl-Eric Aubin, Stefan Parent
PURPOSE: Developing fusionless devices to treat pediatric scoliosis necessitates lengthy and expensive animal trials. The objective was to develop and validate a porcine spine numerical model as an alternative platform to assess fusionless devices. METHODS: A parametric finite element model (FEM) of an osseoligamentous porcine spine and rib cage, including the epiphyseal growth plates, was developed. A follower-type load replicated physiological and gravitational loads...
January 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044467/magnetically-controlled-growing-rods-for-scoliosis-surgery
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Umesh Metkar, Swamy Kurra, David Quinzi, Stephen Albanese, William F Lavelle
Early onset scoliosis can be both a disfiguring as well as a life threatening condition. When more conservative treatments fail, pediatric spinal surgeons are forced to consider operative interventions. Traditionally, these interventions have involved the insertion of a variety of implants into the patient with a limited number of anchor points controlling the spine. In the past, these pediatric patients have had multiple surgeries for elective lengthening of these devices to facilitate their growth while attempting to control the scoliosis...
January 3, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009797/what-s-new-in-congenital-scoliosis
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Joshua M Pahys, James T Guille
BACKGROUND: Congenital scoliosis is a failure of vertebral formation, segmentation, or a combination of the 2 arising from abnormal vertebral development during weeks 4 to 6 of gestation. The associated spinal deformity can be of varying severity and result in a stable or progressive deformity based on the type and location of the anomalous vertebra(e). Bracing for congenital scoliosis is rarely indicated, while recent reports have demonstrated the utility of serial derotational casting for longer curves with multiple anomalous vertebrae as an effective "time buying strategy" to delay the need for surgery...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999312/a-possible-role-of-intestinal-microbiota-in-the-pathogenesis-of-ankylosing-spondylitis
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REVIEW
Lianjun Yang, Liping Wang, Xin Wang, Cory J Xian, Hai Lu
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the sacroiliac joints and the spine, for which the pathogenesis is thought to be a result of the combination of host genetic factors and environmental triggers. However, the precise factors that determine one's susceptibility to AS remain to be unraveled. With 100 trillion bacteria residing in the mammalian gut having established a symbiotic relation with their host influencing many aspects of host metabolism, physiology, and immunity, a growing body of evidence suggests that intestinal microbiota may play an important role in AS...
December 17, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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