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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977334/clinical-features-and-pattern-of-fractures-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-osteogenesis-imperfecta-in-children
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Evelise Brizola, Marina Bauer Zambrano, Bruna de Souza Pinheiro, Ana Paula Vanz, Têmis Maria Félix
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the fracture pattern and the clinical history at the time of diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta. METHODS: In this retrospective study, all patients with osteogenesis imperfecta, of both genders, aged 0-18 years, who were treated between 2002 and 2014 were included. Medical records were assessed to collect clinical data, including the presence of blue sclerae, dentinogenesis imperfecta, positive familial history of osteogenesis imperfecta, and the site of the fractures...
April 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951274/spinal-metastasis-of-unknown-primary-accompanied-by-neurological-deficit-or-vertebral-instability
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Abdurrahman Aycan, Sebahattin Çelik, Fetullah Kuyumcu, Mehmet Edip Akyol, Mehmet Arslan, Erkan Doğan, Harun Arslan
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Spinal bone metastases are highly common. They are mostly localized to the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine, respectively. The most common primaries to result in spinal metastases include lung, breast, and prostate carcinomas in adults as opposed to leukemia, Ewing's sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and neuroblastoma in children. In patients diagnosed with a cancer, bone metastases are found in 40% and spinal metastases in 10% of the patients. In this study, we aimed to present 25 patients diagnosed with a spinal metastasis of unknown primary who presented with a low back pain or acute-onset neurological deficits and underwent operative treatment...
September 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906368/traumatic-fractures-as-a-result-of-falls-in-children-and-adolescents-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Hongwei Wang, Hailong Yu, Yue Zhou, Changqing Li, Jun Liu, Lan Ou, Yiwen Zhao, Guoli Song, Jianda Han, Yu Chen, Liangbi Xiang
The aim of this study is to investigate the incidence and pattern of traumatic fractures (TFs) as a result of falls in a population of children and adolescents (≤18 years old) in China.This was a cross-sectional study. We retrospectively reviewed 1412 patients who were children and adolescents with TFs as a result of falls admitted to our university-affiliated hospitals in China from 2001 to 2010. Etiologies included high fall (height ≥2) and low fall (height <2 m). The incidence and pattern were summarized with respect to different age groups, year of admission, etiologies, genders, and the neurological function...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905348/-a-rare-complication-of-transrectal-electrostimulation-for-sperm-retrieval
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Jürgen Pannek, Dirk Leuth, Jens Wöllner
In men who wish to have children after a spinal cord injury, assisted ejaculation is frequently needed for sperm retrieval. Transrectal electrostimulation (TES) is often used for this purpose. Typical side effects of TES are autonomic dysreflexia or pain. In a 33-year old man with complete tetraplegia below C6 since 2004, TES caused massive leg spasticity, leading to transcervical fracture of the femoral neck. This previously unreported complication of TES demonstrates that, in men with long-term chronic tetraplegia, spasticity and osteoporosis, TES in anesthesia should be taken into consideration...
September 13, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
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/28858189/sex-related-differences-in-the-developmental-morphology-of-the-atlas-a-computed-tomography-study
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Mitsuru Asukai, Tomotada Fujita, Daisuke Suzuki, Tatsuya Nishida, Tsuyoshi Ohishi, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate sex-related differences in the age at synchondroses closure, the normative size of the atlas, and the ossification patterns of the atlas in Japanese children. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The atlas develops from three ossification centers during childhood. The anterior and posterior synchondroses, which are separate ossification centers, mimic fracture lines on computed tomography (CT)...
August 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782660/evaluation-and-management-of-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Rula V Kanj, Nana Ama Ofei-Tenkorang, Mekibib Altaye, Catherine M Gordon
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical features associated with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and collect data on the evaluation and treatment received. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. Data abstracted on etiology of POI, history, laboratory evaluation, imaging results, return for clinical care, and treatment plans. SETTING: Urban children's hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. PARTICIPANT: s: 50 females, age 11-26 years, with initial presentation of POI between January 1, 2006-December 31, 2015...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777485/pls3-deletions-lead-to-severe-spinal-osteoporosis-and-disturbed-bone-matrix-mineralization
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Anders J Kämpe, Alice Costantini, Yael Levy-Shraga, Leonid Zeitlin, Paul Roschger, Fulya Taylan, Anna Lindstrand, Eleftherios P Paschalis, Sonja Gamsjaeger, Annick Raas-Rothschild, Matthias Hövel, Hong Jiao, Klaus Klaushofer, Corinna Grasemann, Outi Mäkitie
Mutations in the PLS3 gene, encoding Plastin 3, were described in 2013 as a cause for X-linked primary bone fragility in children. The specific role of PLS3 in bone metabolism remains inadequately understood. Here we describe for the first time PLS3 deletions as the underlying cause for childhood-onset primary osteoporosis in 3 boys from 2 families. We carried out thorough clinical, radiological, and bone tissue analyses to explore the consequences of these deletions and to further elucidate the role of PLS3 in bone homeostasis...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748388/pls3-sequencing-in-childhood-onset-primary-osteoporosis-identifies-two-novel-disease-causing-variants
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A J Kämpe, A Costantini, R E Mäkitie, N Jäntti, H Valta, M Mäyränpää, H Kröger, M Pekkinen, F Taylan, H Jiao, O Mäkitie
Altogether 95 children with primary bone fragility were screened for variants in PLS3, the gene underlying X-linked osteoporosis. Two children with multiple peripheral and spinal fractures and low BMD had novel disease-causing PLS3 variants. Children with milder phenotypes had no pathogenic variants. PLS3 screening is indicated in childhood-onset primary osteoporosis. INTRODUCTION: The study aimed to determine the role of pathogenic PLS3 variants in children's bone fragility and to elucidate the associated phenotypic features...
July 26, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710046/image-guidance-to-aid-pedicle-screw-fixation-of-a-lumbar-fracture-dislocation-injury-in-a-toddler
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John K Houten, Jonathan Nahkla, Shashank Ghandi
BACKGROUND: Pedicle screw fixation of the lumbar spine in children age <2 years is particularly challenging, as successful cannulation of the small pedicle dimensions requires a high level of precision and there are no implants specifically designed for the infant spine. Image-guided navigation is commonly used in adult spinal surgery and may be particularly helpful for the placement of spinal screws in areas where the bony anatomy is small and/or anatomically complex, as in the upper cervical area...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687252/treatment-of-early-onset-scoliosis-with-a-hybrid-of-a-concave-magnetic-driver-magnetic-controlled-growth-rod-and-a-contralateral-passive-sliding-rod-construct-with-apical-control-preliminary-report-on-17-cases
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Simon T Skov, Sebastiaan P J Wijdicks, Cody Bünger, René M Castelein, Haisheng Li, Moyo C Kruyt
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Magnetic controlled growth rods (MCGRs) are increasingly popular for surgical treatment of severe early-onset scoliosis (EOS), because they allow noninvasive extensions with good growth maintenance. We combined an MCGR with a contralateral passive sliding rod construct with apical control on the convex side to improve efficiency in terms of costs and three-dimensional (3D) correction. PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility, 3D correction, spinal growth, and complications of the apical control MCGR sliding rod hybrid...
July 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548996/distal-junctional-failure-following-pediatric-spinal-fusion
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Lorena V Floccari, Alvin W Su, Amy L McIntosh, Karl Rathjen, William J Shaughnessy, A Noelle Larson
BACKGROUND: Adjacent segment pathology is a known complication after spinal fusion, but little has been reported on junctional failure. A series of adolescent patients presented with acute distal junctional failure (DJF). We sought to determine any common features of these patients to develop a prevention strategy. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of pediatric patients who developed DJF after instrumented spinal fusion performed at 2 institutions from 1999 to 2013...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488618/pediatric-thoracolumbar-spinal-injuries-the-etiology-and-clinical-spectrum-of-an-uncommon-entity-in-childhood
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R A Babu, Arivazhagan Arimappamagan, Nupur Pruthi, Dhananjaya I Bhat, H R Arvinda, B Indira Devi, Sampath Somanna
BACKGROUND: Pediatric thoracolumbar (TL) spinal injuries are uncommon entities with an incidence of 5-34% of all pediatric spinal injuries. There is a scarcity of studies done on the pediatric population in the developing countries like India. This study aims to review our experience with TL spine injuries in children over a 12-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the epidemiology, risk factors, mechanisms, patterns of injury and management of pediatric TL injuries in our population...
May 2017: Neurology India
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/28433849/clinical-significance-of-long-term-follow-up-of-children-with-posttraumatic-skull-base-fracture
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Sharon Leibu, Guy Rosenthal, Yigal Shoshan, Mony Benifla
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and meningitis, and the need for prophylactic antibiotics, antipneumococcal vaccination, and surgical interventions, in children with a skull base fracture. METHODS: We reviewed the records of children with a skull base fracture who were admitted to our tertiary care center between 2009 and 2014. RESULTS: A total of 196 children (153 males), age 1 month to 18 years (mean age, 6 ± 4 years), were hospitalized with skull base fracture...
July 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427119/-genetic-analysis-of-posterior-cranial-fossa-morphology-in-families-of-chiari-malformation-type-%C3%A2
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X X Yuan, Y Li, S F Sha, W X Sun, Y Qiu, Z Liu, W G Zhu, Z Z Zhu
Objective: To explore genetic characteristic of posterior cranial fossa morphology in families of Chiari malformation type Ⅰ (CMI). Methods: From April 2010 to May 2016, a total of 47 cases of CMI families (CMI group) and their 94 parents (CMI-P group)collected were retrospectively reviewed in Department of Spinal Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University.Another cohort of 50 asymptomatic adults was enrolled to serve as the control group.Patients with skull fracture or other diseases which can lead to secondary CMI were excluded...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323705/etiology-of-adult-onset-stress-fracture-in-the-lumbar-spine
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Fumitake Tezuka, Koichi Sairyo, Toshinori Sakai, Akira Dezawa
STUDY DESIGN: This study was a case series. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper was to present a case series of fresh stress fractures (spondylolysis) in the lumbar spines of adult athletes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar spondylolysis is a stress fracture of the pars interarticularis, which is generally considered a disease of children or adolescence. There is only 1 case series written in English reporting on adult-onset fresh spondylolysis...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247075/cervical-facet-dislocations-in-the-adolescent-population-a-report-of-21-cases-at-a-level-1-trauma-center-from-2004-to-2014
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Alireza K Anissipour, Julie Agel, Carlo Bellabarba, Richard J Bransford
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to present a series of adolescent patients with cervical facet dislocations to identify the mechanism of injury, severity of neurological injury and rate of neurological recovery. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2014, a retrospective review at a level I trauma center identified patients with unilateral or bilateral dislocated facet(s). Demographic data, initial neurological exams, surgical data, radiographic findings, and follow-up records were reviewed...
April 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141769/seatbelt-syndrome-in-children
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Matthew Arthur Szadkowski, Robert G Bolte
The seatbelt syndrome describes an injury pattern infrequently seen in restrained passengers in motor vehicle collisions. It occurs when sudden deceleration forces coupled with compression of the lap belt around the abdomen causes abdominal wall bruising, intra-abdominal injuries, and spinal fractures. Infrequent and improper use of appropriate belt restraints in children has led to high risks for injury in this population.We describe a case of the seatbelt syndrome with the uncommon finding of an associated posttraumatic intestinal obstruction...
February 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108423/isolated-transverse-process-fractures-a-systematic-analysis
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REVIEW
Daniel T Nagasawa, Timothy T Bui, Carlito Lagman, Seung J Lee, Lawrance K Chung, Tianyi Niu, Alexander Tucker, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Isaac Yang, Luke Macyszyn
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on isolated transverse process fractures (ITPFs) and provide evidence for the current practice of conservative management. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched for published literature related to ITPFs. Baseline patient (age, sex, presentation, and mechanism of injury) and fracture (number of fractures, level, and single or multisegmental) characteristics were extracted. Management and outcomes were also recorded. Statistical comparisons were ascertained through n-1 Pearson χ(2) tests...
April 2017: World Neurosurgery
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