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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042720/resection-of-uncovertebral-joints-and-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-for-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Tsung-Hsi Tu, Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Yu Fay, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
The most commonly accepted indications for cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) are 1- and 2-level cervical disc herniation or spondylosis causing radiculopathy or myelopathy that is refractory to medical management. Unlike anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), which eliminates motion, CDA aims to restore the physiological range of motion of the indexed joint. Thus, the effect of indirect decompression gained by the insertion of a sufficiently large interbody graft and incorporation into arthrodesis after ACDF cannot be duplicated for CDA...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038697/correction-of-spinal-deformity-on-a-lung-transplantation-recipient
#2
José Vicente Andrés Peiró, Joan Bagó Granell, Montserrat Feliu Moret, Antonio Moreno Galdó
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of lung disease and scoliosis entails a dramatic situation. There are no papers reporting scoliosis surgery in patients who suffered lung transplantation. PURPOSE: To describe the case of a patient who underwent surgery to correct progressive spinal deformity after two consecutive lung transplants. STUDY DESIGN: Case report, including review of patient records, imaging and pulmonary function tests, and literature review...
January 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033285/migration-of-titanium-cable-into-spinal-cord-and-spontaneous-c2-and-c3-fusion-case-report-of-possible-causes-of-fatigue-failure-after-posterior-atlantoaxial-fixation
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Huibo Li, Jigang Lou, Hao Liu
INTRODUCTION: Atlantoaxial instability is a common and serious injury of the upper cervical spine. Brooks' procedure is widely used to reconstruct the unstable atlantoaxial joint. The migration into spinal cord of titanium cable and spontaneous fusion between C2 and C3 has been little reported and the management of such a patient is difficult. We describe an unusual case of fatigue failure of posterior titanium atlantoaxial cable fixation with migration into the spinal cord and spontaneous fusion between C2 and C3...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032172/effects-of-the-rhinoplasty-maneuvers-on-upper-lip-position-and-incisor-show
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Hongyang Pi, David E Kurlander, Bahman Guyuron
BACKGROUND: Smiling involves dynamic movements that include nasal tip descent and upper lip ascent. The effect of rhinoplasty on upper lip position is poorly described. METHODS: One hundred charts were reviewed in reverse chronologic order. Inclusion criteria were receiving one of the rhinoplasty maneuvers of interest, at least 6 months of follow-up, and pre- and postoperative photographs by a professional medical photographer with matching maximum smile extent and size...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028649/application-of-a-modified-thoracoabdominal-approach-that-avoids-cutting-open-the-costal-portion-of-diaphragm-during-anterior-thoracolumbar-spine-surgery
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Jiandang Shi, Xuefeng Yue, Ningkui Niu, Chen Zhao, Hongyan Qiu, Zili Wang
PURPOSE: In the present prospective randomized controlled study, we compared the feasibility and effectiveness of our modified thoracoabdominal approach to anterior thoracolumbar spine surgery without cutting open the costal portion of diaphragm (extradiaphragmatic approach) with the traditional transdiaphragmatic thoracoabdominal approach. The traditional combined thoracoabdominal approach in anterior thoracolumbar surgery for spine tuberculosis is effective but seriously damages the diaphragm and causes various lung complications...
December 27, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018583/ibandronate-for-the-prevention-of-bone-loss-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-hematologic-malignancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Huifang Lu, Richard E Champlin, Uday Popat, Xerxes Pundole, Carmelita P Escalante, Xuemei Wang, Wei Qiao, William A Murphy, Robert F Gagel
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of ibandronate on bone loss following allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). A single-centered, open-label prospective randomized-controlled study following allo-SCT. The treatment group received 3 mg of intravenous ibandronate quarterly starting within 45 days of allo-SCT. All patients received daily calcium and vitamin D supplements. We compared the changes in bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine, femoral neck and total hip at 6 and 12 months following allo-SCT between the control and treatment groups...
2016: BoneKEy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003887/histological-evaluation-of-hydroxyapatite-granules-with-and-without-platelet-rich-plasma-versus-an-autologous-bone-graft-comparative-study-of-biomaterials-used-for-spinal-fusion-in-a-new-zealand-white-rabbit-model
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Zamzuri Zakaria, Che N Z C Seman, Zunariah Buyong, Mohd A Sharifudin, Ahmad H Zulkifly, Kamarul A Khalid
OBJECTIVES: Hydroxyapatite (HA) has osteoconductive properties and is widely used as a bone graft substitute. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous product with osteoinductive effects. Hypothetically, a combination of both would augment the bone formation effect of HA and widen its application in spinal fusion surgeries. This study aimed to compare new bone formation with HA granules alone and in combination with PRP versus an autologous bone graft during a lumbar intertransverse process spinal fusion...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995144/structural-femoral-shaft-allografts-for-anterior-spinal-column-reconstruction-in-osteoporotic-spines
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Bong-Soon Chang, Jong-Hun Jung, Sang-Min Park, Seung Hoo Lee, Choon-Ki Lee, Hyoungmin Kim
This study was to investigate the clinical and radiographical outcomes of anterior spinal column reconstruction using structural femoral shaft allografts in osteoporotic patients. Retrospective analyses of medical records, radiographic parameters, and postoperative complications were performed in twenty-one patients who underwent anterior spinal column reconstruction surgery for osteoporotic vertebral collapse or nonunion. Surgical invasiveness, clinical outcomes, postoperative complications, and radiographic outcomes were evaluated...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994788/results-of-single-staged-posterior-decompression-and-circumferential-fusion-using-a-transpedicular-approach-to-correct-a-kyphotic-deformity-due-to-thoracolumbar-spinal-tuberculosis
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Shaival Dalal, Jayprakash Modi, Shardul Soman, Harshil Patel, Shrikant Dhanani
STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the results of single-staged posterior decompression and circumferential fusion using a transpedicular approach to correct a kyphotic deformity due to thoracolumbar spinal tuberculosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Surgical management is frequently an imperative choice to achieve spinal decompression and deformity correction due to tuberculosis to relieve pain, improve neurology, and reconstruct the spine stability...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933172/brown-tumor-of-the-jaw-after-pregnancy-and-lactation-in-a-men1-patient
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Anna Casteràs, Lídia Darder, Carles Zafon, Juan Antonio Hueto, Margarita Alberola, Enric Caubet, Jordi Mesa
: Skeletal manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) include brown tumors (BT), which are osteoclastic focal lesions often localized in the jaws. Brown tumors are a rare manifestation of pHTP in Europe and USA; however, they are frequent in developing countries, probably related to vitamin D deficiency and longer duration and severity of disease. In the majority of cases, the removal of the parathyroid adenoma is enough for the bone to remineralize, but other cases require surgery...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920845/the-great-imitator-igg4-periaortitis-masquerading-as-an-acute-aortic-syndrome-on-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Drew W Moore, Neil J Hansen, Dominick J DiMaio, William L Harrison
We present the case of a 52-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with chest and neck pain. Initial cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging shows an abnormal flow void in the left vertebral artery, which prompted a computed tomographic angiogram. This demonstrated a hyperdense thickened ascending aortic wall, which extended into the great vessel origins. Clinically and radiographically interpreted as an acute aortic syndrome and/or intramural hematoma, the patient underwent ascending aortic repair with graft...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909654/bone-substitutes-and-expanders-in-spine-surgery-a-review-of-their-fusion-efficacies
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Abhijeet Kadam, Paul W Millhouse, Christopher K Kepler, Kris E Radcliff, Michael G Fehlings, Michael E Janssen, Rick C Sasso, James J Benedict, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: A narrative review of literature. OBJECTIVE: This manuscript intends to provide a review of clinically relevant bone substitutes and bone expanders for spinal surgery in terms of efficacy and associated clinical outcomes, as reported in contemporary spine literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Ever since the introduction of allograft as a substitute for autologous bone in spinal surgery, a sea of literature has surfaced, evaluating both established and newly emerging fusion alternatives...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909651/hybrid-decompression-and-fixation-technique-for-the-treatment-of-multisegmental-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Barón Zárate-Kalfopulos, Walter Araos-Silva, Alejandro Reyes-Sánchez, Luis Miguel Rosales-Olivarez, Armando Alpizar-Aguirre, Francisco Lopez Melendez
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondilotic myelopathy (CSM) is defined as the compromise of the spinal cord due to degenerative changes of the cervical spine. It is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in patients over 55 years. An early surgical management it is paramount to achieve better neurological outcome. There is still controversy regarding the appropriate surgical treatment for multisegmental CSM involving three or more levels. The hybrid decompression and fixation technique combines one or two level corpectomy and a single level discectomy in order to obtain optimum decompression and fixation in patients with multilevel cervical myelopathy...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906436/iliac-crest-bone-graft-a-23-years-hystory-of-infection-at-donor-site-in-vertebral-arthrodesis-and-a-review-of-current-bone-substitutes
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L Babbi, G Barbanti-Brodano, A Gasbarrini, S Boriani
OBJECTIVE: This is an exemplary case report underlining a relevant morbidity which could be associated to the use of autologous iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) for spine fusion. CASE REPORT: Starting from 1990, a 25-years-old woman underwent two subsequent surgical treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma vertebral localizations. In the second surgery, arthrodesis was obtained with autograft through right posterior iliac crest osteotomy. During the chemotherapy treatment following the surgery, the patient suffered from infection at posterior iliac crest scar, the site of previous graft, caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903481/hybrid-repair-of-complex-left-subclavian-artery-injury-with-partial-transection-and-complete-thrombosis-in-an-unstable-patient-following-blunt-trauma
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Ilitch Diaz-Gutierrez, Muhammad A Rana, Barkat Ali, John M Marek, Mark Langsfeld
Blunt subclavian artery injuries are rare and are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Several case reports have suggested that endovascular repair is safe with short operative times and minimal blood loss. We report a case of a 20-year-old male patient involved in a high speed motor vehicle collision that resulted in partial transection of left subclavian artery with complete luminal thrombosis. Patient also had a left main-stem bronchus avulsion along with major intra-abdominal injuries and multiple spine and long bone fractures...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857796/dwarf-with-dual-spinal-kyphotic-deformity-at-the-cervical-and-dorsal-spine-unassociated-with-odontoid-hypoplasia-surgical-management
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Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Dipanker Singh Mankotia
Morquio's syndrome is associated with systemic skeletal hypoplasia leading to generalized skeletal deformation. The hypoplasia of odontoid process is frequent association, which is responsible for atlantoaxial dislocation causing compressive myelopathy. However, development of sub-axial cervical kyphotic deformity unassociated with odontoid hypoplasia is extremely rare, and coexistence of dorsal kyphotic deformity is not reported in the western literature till date and represents first case. Current case is 16-year-old boy, who presented with severe kyphotic deformity of cervical spine with spastic quadriparesis...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847573/the-effect-of-perioperative-radiation-therapy-on-spinal-bone-fusion-following-spine-tumor-surgery
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Tae-Kyum Kim, Wonik Cho, Sang Min Youn, Ung-Kyu Chang
INTRODUCTION: Perioperative irradiation is often combined with spine tumor surgery. Radiation is known to be detrimental to healing process of bone fusion. We tried to investigate bone fusion rate in spine tumor surgery cases with perioperative radiation therapy (RT) and to analyze significant factors affecting successful bone fusion. METHODS: Study cohort was 33 patients who underwent spinal tumor resection and bone graft surgery combined with perioperative RT...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832365/demineralized-bone-matrix-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Aidin Abedi, Seyed Behnam Jazayeri, Alexander R Vaccaro, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
PURPOSE: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most widely used procedures in cervical spine. Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) is one of the fusion options that has been used in treatment of the bone defects for years. The purpose of this review is to provide an evidence-based analysis on the current evidence for effectiveness of DBM in ACDF. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was conducted using MEDLINE, Scopus, and CENTRAL. The risk of bias was evaluated with the criteria recommended by the Cochrane Back and Neck group and the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies (MINORS)...
November 10, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783592/transplanted-embryonic-neurons-integrate-into-adult-neocortical-circuits
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Susanne Falkner, Sofia Grade, Leda Dimou, Karl-Klaus Conzelmann, Tobias Bonhoeffer, Magdalena Götz, Mark Hübener
The ability of the adult mammalian brain to compensate for neuronal loss caused by injury or disease is very limited. Transplantation aims to replace lost neurons, but the extent to which new neurons can integrate into existing circuits is unknown. Here, using chronic in vivo two-photon imaging, we show that embryonic neurons transplanted into the visual cortex of adult mice mature into bona fide pyramidal cells with selective pruning of basal dendrites, achieving adult-like densities of dendritic spines and axonal boutons within 4-8 weeks...
November 10, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765715/an-allograft-generated-from-adult-stem-cells-and-their-secreted-products-efficiently-fuses-vertebrae-in-immunocompromised-athymic-rats-and-inhibits-local-immune-responses
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Bret H Clough, Eoin P McNeill, Daniel Palmer, Ulf Krause, Thomas J Bartosh, Christopher D Chaput, Carl A Gregory
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spine pain and the disability associated with it are epidemic in the United States. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 650,000 spinal fusion surgeries are performed annually in the United States, and yet there is a failure rate of 15%-40% when standard methods employing current commercial bone substitutes are used. Autologous bone graft is the gold standard in terms of fusion success, but the morbidity associated with the procedure and the limitations in the availability of sufficient material have limited its use in the majority of cases...
October 17, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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