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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676226/late-toxicity-and-outcomes-following-radiation-therapy-for-chest-wall-sarcomas-in-pediatric-patients
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John T Lucas, Israel Fernandez-Pineda, Christopher L Tinkle, Michael W Bishop, Sue C Kaste, Rajiv Heda, Andrew M Davidoff, Matthew J Krasin
PURPOSE: To investigate the contribution of radiation therapy to acute and late toxicity in pediatric chest wall sarcoma patients and evaluate dosimetric correlates of higher incidence toxicities such as scoliosis and pneumonitis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The data from 23 consecutively treated pediatric patients with chest wall sarcomas of various histologies (desmoid, Ewing, rhabdomyosarcoma, nonrhabdomyosarcoma-soft tissue sarcomas) were reviewed to evaluate the relationship between end-organ radiation dose, clinical factors, and the risk of subsequent late effects (scoliosis, pneumonitis)...
April 26, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644187/perioperative-blood-management-in-pediatric-spine-surgery
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Matthew E Oetgen, Jody Litrenta
Blood management strategies are integral to successful outcomes in many types of orthopaedic surgery. These strategies minimize blood loss and transfusion requirements, ultimately decreasing complications, improving outcomes, and potentially eliminating risks associated with allogeneic transfusion. Practices to achieve these goals include preoperative evaluation and optimization of hemoglobin, the use of pharmacologic agents or anesthetic methods, intraoperative techniques to improve hemostasis and cell salvage, and the use of predonated autologous blood...
July 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640778/a-cohort-study-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-screening-in-children-are-they-just-little-adults
#3
Mackenzie R Cook, Cordelie E Witt, Robert H Bonow, Eileen M Bulger, Ken F Linnau, Saman Arbabi, Bryce R H Robinson, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) are rare with nonspecific predictors, making optimal screening critical. Radiation concerns magnify these issues in children. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) criteria, the Utah score (US) and the Denver criteria (DC) have been advocated for pediatric BCVI screening, though direct comparison is lacking. We hypothesized that current screening guidelines inaccurately identify pediatric BCVI. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of pediatric trauma patients treated from 2005-2015 with radiographically confirmed BCVI...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602642/precision-and-accuracy-of-consumer-grade-motion-tracking-system-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-pediatric-spinal-fusion-surgery
#4
Andrew Chan, Janelle Aguillon, Doug Hill, Edmond Lou
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a 3-dimensional spinal deformity involving lateral curvature and axial rotation. Surgical intervention involves insertion of pedicle screws into the spine, requiring accuracies of 1mm and 5° in translation and rotation to prevent neural and vascular complications. While commercial CT-navigation is available, the significant cost, bulk and radiation dose hinders their use in AIS surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate a commercial-grade Optitrack Prime 13W motion capture cameras to determine if they can achieve adequate accuracy for screw insertion guidance in AIS...
June 9, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577781/orthobiologics-in-pediatric-orthopedics
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Robert F Murphy, James F Mooney
Orthobiologics are biologic devices or products used in orthopedic surgery to augment or enhance bone formation. The use of orthobiologics in pediatric orthopedics is less frequent than in other orthopedic subspecialties, mainly due to the naturally abundant healing potential and bone formation in children compared with adults. However, orthobiologics are used in certain situations in pediatric orthopedics, particularly in spine and foot surgery. Other uses have been reported in conjunction with specific procedures involving the tibia and pelvis...
July 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550896/pediatric-near-drowning-events-do-they-warrant-trauma-team-activation
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Pranit N Chotai, Lisa Manning, Benjamin Eithun, Joshua C Ross, James W Eubanks, Chad Hamner, Ankush Gosain
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of traumatic injuries, factors associated with mortality, and need for pediatric trauma surgery involvement for drowning and near-drowning events in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review board-approved, retrospective chart review was performed at three American College of Surgeons-verified Pediatric Trauma Centers (2011-2014). Patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes or E-codes for fatal-nonfatal drowning, fall into water, accidental drowning, or submersion were included...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520681/delayed-dural-leak-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-idiopathic-scoliosis-using-all-posterior-pedicle-screw-technique
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Lorena V Floccari, A Noelle Larson, Anthony A Stans, Jeremy Fogelson, Iikka Helenius
BACKGROUND: In pediatric patients, pedicle screws are malpositioned 5% to 15% of the time. Complications associated with malpositioned screws are infrequently reported in the literature. We present a series of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients who presented in a delayed manner with positional headache and chronic dural leak adjacent to the pedicle screw tract. METHODS: Scoliosis databases at 2 centers were reviewed, and cases of delayed positional headaches following posterior spinal fusion for AIS were identified...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503314/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-of-lumbar-spine-in-a-toddler-child
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Min Fang Chao, Yu-Feng Su, Twei-Shiun Jaw, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Chih-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND: Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare pediatric central nervous system malignancy with poor outcome. AT/RT is infrequently located in the spinal cord. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 16-month-old boy presented with progressive urinary retention and weakness of the lower extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine revealed an intradural extramedullary mass occupying the spinal canal at the level of T10-L3. The tumor was successfully resected by using neuroendoscopy...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484868/treatment-patterns-of-children-with-spine-and-spinal-cord-tumors-national-outcomes-and-review-of-the-literature
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Faris Shweikeh, Carolyn Quinsey, Roger Murayi, Ryan Randle, Miriam Nuño, Mark D Krieger, J Patrick Johnson
BACKGROUND: Tumors of the spine in children are rare, and further clinical description is necessary. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated epidemiology, interventions, and outcomes of pediatric patients with spine and spinal cord tumors. METHODS: The National Inpatient Sample and Kids' Inpatient Database were used for the study. Outcomes were studied, and bivariate significant trends were analyzed in a multivariate setting. RESULTS: Analysis of 2870 patients between 2000 and 2009 found a median age of diagnosis of 11 years (Tables 1 and 2)...
May 8, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471775/strategies-to-minimize-blood-loss-and-transfusion-in-pediatric-spine-surgery
#10
Courtney O'Donnell, Nicole Michael, Nikki Bloch, Mark Erickson, Sumeet Garg
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May 4, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437340/proximal-junctional-kyphosis-following-posterior-hemivertebra-resection-and-short-fusion-in-children-younger-than-10-years
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Yingsong Wang, Noriaki Kawakami, Taichi Tsuji, Tetsuya Ohara, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Toshiki Saito, Ayato Nohara, Ryoji Tauchi, Kazuki Kawakami
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) or obvious proximal junctional angle (PJA) changes in the sagittal plane develops following short fusion in children younger than 10 years of age with congenital scoliosis, and to investigate the possible risk factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PJK following long spinal fusion in adolescents and adults is a serious postoperative complication...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432584/clinical-features-and-long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-spinal-meningiomas
#12
Liang Wu, Chenlong Yang, Tie Liu, Jingyi Fang, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
Pediatric spinal meningiomas are very rare. Most studies on pediatric spinal meningiomas are case reports with literature reviews. This study presented a surgical series of 14 pediatric patients with histologically proven sporadic spinal meningiomas, including 5 WHO grade II tumors. In this series, there were 9 male and 5 female patients with a mean age of 11.1 years. Seven tumors were located in the cervical spine, 5 in the thoracic spine, and 2 in the lumbar spine. Gross total resection (GTR) of the tumor with a well-demarcated dissection plane was achieved in 11 cases, subtotal resection was achieved in 2 cases, and partial resection was performed in 1 case...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368531/academic-productivity-of-us-neurosurgery-residents-as-measured-by-h-index-program-ranking-with-correlation-to-faculty-productivity
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Christopher A Sarkiss, Kyle J Riley, Christopher M Hernandez, Eric K Oermann, Travis R Ladner, Joshua B Bederson, Raj K Shrivastava
Engagement in research and academic productivity are crucial components in the training of a neurosurgeon. This process typically begins in residency training. In this study, we analyzed individual resident productivity as it correlated to publications across all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited neurosurgery training programs in an attempt to identify how programs have developed and fostered a research culture and environment. We obtained a list of current neurosurgery residents in ACGME-accredited programs from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons database...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350952/future-advances-in-spine-surgery-the-aospine-north-america-perspective
#14
Michael G Fehlings, Christopher S Ahuja, Thomas Mroz, Wellington Hsu, James Harrop
This focus issue highlights state-of-the-art techniques, equipment, and practices in the modern era of spine surgery while providing a glimpse into the next generation of patient care. A broad range of topics are presented to cover the full spectrum of the field. Degenerative diseases are discussed in a series of 3 articles on (1) pathophysiology, management, and surgical approaches to degenerative cervical myelopathy; (2) novel approaches to degenerative thoracolumbar disease (eg, interspinous process spacers, minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches); and (3) animal models and emerging therapeutics in degenerative disk disease...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343665/defining-the-association-between-operative-time-and-outcomes-in-children-s-surgery
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Heather L Short, Helene B Fevrier, Jonathan A Meisel, Matthew T Santore, Kurt F Heiss, Mark L Wulkan, Mehul V Raval
INTRODUCTION: Prolonged operative time (OT) is considered a reflection of procedural complexity and may be associated with poor outcomes. Our purpose was to explore the association between prolonged OT and complications in children's surgery. METHODS: 182,857 cases from the 2012-2014 NSQIP-Pediatric were organized into 33 groups. OT for each group was analyzed by quartile, and regression models were used to determine the relationship between prolonged OT and complications...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321954/anaphylactic-reaction-to-tranexamic-acid-in-an-adolescent-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
#16
Jennifer Chiem, Iskra Ivanova, Andrew Parker, Walter Krengel, Nathalia Jimenez
Tranexamic acid is an anti-fibrinolytic agent frequently used in pediatric surgery. Common side effects include nausea, flushing, and headache, but in rare instances, it may produce anaphylaxis; with only one previously reported case in a 72-year-old man. We report a case of a delayed anaphylactic reaction in a pediatric patient undergoing posterior spine fusion; and discuss the intraoperative management of the acute event, immunologic confirmation, and subsequent anesthetic approach.
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319509/a-high-preoperative-pain-and-symptom-profile-predicts-worse-pain-outcomes-for-children-after-spine-fusion-surgery
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Terri Voepel-Lewis, Michelle S Caird, Alan R Tait, Shobha Malviya, Frances A Farley, Ying Li, Matthew D Abbott, Tara van Veen, Afton L Hassett, Daniel J Clauw
BACKGROUND: Preoperative pain predicts persistent pain after spine fusion, yet little is understood about the nature of that pain, related symptoms, and how these symptoms relate to postoperative pain outcomes. This prospective study examined children's baseline pain and symptom profiles and the association between a high symptom profile and postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Seventy children (aged 10-17 years) scheduled for correction of idiopathic scoliosis completed pain and symptom surveys during their preoperative visit (ie, pain intensity [0-10 numeric rating scores], a pediatric version of the 2011 fibromyalgia survey criteria [including pain locations and symptom severity scale], neuropathic pain symptoms [painDETECT], and Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement System measures of fatigue, depression, function, pain interference, and pain catastrophizing)...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301365/preserving-the-legitimacy-of-board-certification
#18
Michael S Hanemann, Holly C Wall, John A Dean
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this discussion were to inform the medical community about the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery's ongoing attempts in Louisiana to achieve equivalency to American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards so that its diplomates may use the term "board certified" in advertising and to ensure public safety by upholding the standards for medical board certification. BACKGROUND: In 2011, Louisiana passed a truth in medical advertising law, which was intended to protect the public by prohibiting the use of the term "board certified" by improperly credentialed physicians...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291142/lower-extremity-avulsion-fractures-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-athlete
#19
Jonathan Schiller, Steven DeFroda, Travis Blood
Lower extremity avulsion fractures are uncommon in the pediatric population and can be misdiagnosed without proper imaging and/or clinical suspicion for these injuries. The most common locations of avulsion injuries are the ischial tuberosity, anterior superior iliac spine, and anterior inferior iliac spine. Less often, avulsion fractures occur in the tibial tubercle, calcaneus, and greater and lesser trochanters. When treated properly with rest and altered weight bearing, most of these injuries heal without complication...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263228/pain-is-the-greatest-preoperative-concern-for-patients-and-parents-prior-to-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Priscella Chan, David Skaggs, Austin Sanders, Gabriela A Villamor, Paul D Choi, Vernon Tolo, Lindsay M Andras
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate patients' and parents' concerns so they can be addressed with appropriate preoperative counseling. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Despite much research on outcomes for posterior spinal fusion (PSF) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), little is available about preoperative fears or concerns. METHODS: AIS patients undergoing PSF, their parents, and surgeons, were prospectively enrolled and asked to complete a survey on their fears and concerns about surgery at their preoperative appointment...
March 3, 2017: Spine
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