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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649676/intradural-spinal-tumors-10-years-surgical-experience-in-a-single-institution
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Pablo David Guerrero-Suarez, Ernesto Magdaleno-Estrella, Paola Guerrero-López, Arturo Isaac Vargas-Figueroa, Jaime Jesús Martínez-Anda
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to present the therapeutic results of intradural tumor management over a 10 years period in a single institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study consists in a prospective case series of patients treated at the neurosurgery service of the Social Security Institute of Mexico State and Provinces (ISSSEMYM), between January 2006 and December 2016. All patients were provided with information about the procedure and signed informed consent and institutional board approved files review for this study...
March 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582111/clinical-utility-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-spinal-infections
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Rebecca A Dumont, Nayela N Keen, Courtnay W Bloomer, Brian S Schwartz, Jason Talbott, Aaron J Clark, David M Wilson, Cynthia T Chin
PURPOSE: Both laboratory markers and radiographic findings in the setting of spinal infections can be nonspecific in determining the presence or absence of active infection, and can lag behind both clinical symptoms and antibiotic response. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has been shown to be helpful in evaluating brain abscesses but has not been commonly used in evaluating spinal infections. We aimed to correlate findings on DWI of the spine to results of microbiological sampling in patients with suspected spinal infections...
March 26, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547485/use-of-an-errorless-learning-approach-in-a-person-with-concomitant-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-and-brain-injury-a-case-report
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Annie Hartmann, Deb Kegelmeyer, Anne Kloos
: Individuals with concomitant spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury have cognitive deficits that may limit the ability to learn novel motor tasks necessary for functional independence. Errorless learning has been shown to improve cognitive task performance in persons with brain injury but little is known about its usefulness for improving novel motor task learning. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old man with traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries from a motor vehicle accident was admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation hospital...
April 2018: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547234/differences-in-lung-function-after-the-use-of-2-extrication-systems-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Marta Rasal Carnicer, Laura Juguera Rodríguez, Nuria Vela de Oro, Ana Belén García Pérez, Nuria Pérez Alonso, Manuel Pardo Ríos
OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study in healthy volunteers was to compare the lung function effects of 2 extrication devices that use spinal vests: the Kendrick Extrication Device (KED) and the Ferno KED-XT board. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Randomized crossover trial in 50 healthy adult volunteers. The subjects were placed in the KED and KED-XT devices for 5 minutes each and rested for 10 minutes between devices. Assignment to the first device was randomized. Each subject underwent spirometry at baseline and after placement of each device...
2018: Emergencias: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503682/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-an-attractive-option-for-select-failed-backs
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Arvind G Kulkarni, Shashidhar Bangalore Kantharajanna, Abhilash N Dhruv
Study Design: Retrospective case series. Purpose: To compare minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) outcomes in primary and revision surgeries. Overview of Literature: Revision spinal fusion is often associated with an increased risk of approach-related complications. Patients can potentially benefit from the decreased approach-related morbidity associated with MI-TLIF. Methods: Sixty consecutive MI-TLIF patients (20 failed back [Fa group], 40 primary [Pr group]) who underwent surgery between January 2011 and May 2012 were reviewed after Institutional Review Board approval to compare operative times, blood loss, complications, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores, and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) scores for back and leg pain before surgery and at the last follow-up...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464328/correction-to-epidural-balloon-placement-for-protection-of-the-spinal-canal-during-cryoablation-of-paraspinal-lesions
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Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Ravi N Srinivasa, Evan Johnson, Matthew L Osher, Anthony Hage, Joseph J Gemmete
In the published article the first sentence under the section heading Case Reports ("This study was conducted with the institutional review board approval and complied with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.") is incorrect. That sentence should be replaced with: "Case reports are exempt from IRB approval at the authors' institution. This study complied with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act."
February 20, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456757/the-natural-history-of-spinal-deformity-in-patients-with-coffin-lowry-syndrome
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M Welborn, S Farrell, P Knott, E Mayekar, S Mardjetko
Purpose: Little is known about the natural history of spinal deformities in Coffin-Lowry syndrome (CLS). Our goal was to evaluate the spinal deformity progression and clinical impact. Methods: In this institutional review board-approved study, we performed a multinational retrospective review of six male CLS patients, aged 13 to 22 years at final follow-up, for a mean of 7.25 years (3 to 13). Results: All showed delayed skeletal maturity. Three had calcifications of their lower cervical ligamentum flavum, all experienced neural axis abnormalities, including lower extremity weakness, numbness and tingling and in one, quadriparesis...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429794/treatment-plan-quality-and-delivery-accuracy-assessments-on-3-imrt-delivery-methods-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-spine-tumors
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Long Huang, Toufik Djemil, Tingliang Zhuang, Martin Andrews, Samuel T Chao, John H Suh, Ping Xia
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for spine tumors has demonstrated clinical effectiveness. The treatment planning and delivery techniques have evolved from dynamic conformal arc therapy, to fixed gantry angle intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and most recently to volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). A hybrid-arc (HARC) planning and delivery method combining dynamic conformal arc therapy delivery with a number of equally spaced IMRT beams is proposed. In this study we investigated plan quality, delivery accuracy, and efficiency of 3 delivery techniques: IMRT, HARC, and VMAT...
February 8, 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398993/pregabalin-did-not-improve-pain-management-after-spinal-fusions
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Michael K Urban, Kristy M Labib, Shane C Reid, Amanda K Goon, Valeria Rotundo, Frank P Cammisa, Federico P Girardi
Background: The treatment of postoperative pain is a challenge after posterior spinal fusions. Pain management using predominantly opioids is often associated with multiple adverse effects, while multimodal postoperative analgesia may provide adequate pain relief with fewer opioid side effects. Questions/Purposes: The purpose of this review is to determine whether addition of 150 mg pregabalin daily would reduce narcotic requirements and improve outcomes after posterior lumbar fusion (PLF)...
February 2018: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374671/measurement-properties-of-instruments-assessing-permanent-functional-impairment-of-the-spine-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Suelen Meira Goes, Catherine M Trask, Catherine Boden, Brenna Bath, Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Paul Hendrick, Lynne Clay, Xiaoke Zeng, Stephan Milosavljevic
INTRODUCTION: Permanent functional impairment (PFI) of the spine is a rating system used by compensation authorities, such as workers compensation boards, to establish an appropriate level of financial compensation for persistent loss of function. Determination of PFI of the spine is commonly based on the assessment of spinal movement combined with other measures of physical and functional impairments; however, the reliability and validity of the measurement instruments used for these evaluations have yet to be established...
January 27, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370354/systematic-evaluation-of-collateral-pathways-to-the-artery-of-adamkiewicz-using-computed-tomography
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Kunihiro Yoshioka, Ryoichi Tanaka, Hidenobu Takagi, Yuta Ueyama, Tsuyoshi Sugawara, Takuya Chiba, Kazumasa Arakita, Joanne D Schuijf
OBJECTIVES: Preoperative identification of the artery of Adamkiewicz can help prevent postoperative spinal cord injury in patients undergoing thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Although several studies have shown the feasibility of evaluating the artery of Adamkiewicz using multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT), no detailed investigations regarding the collateral circulation to the artery of Adamkiewicz have been performed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the collateral circulation to the artery of Adamkiewicz using MDCT in patients with thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms...
January 22, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331746/canadian-neurosurgery-educators-views-on-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-residency-training
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Nardin Samuel, Justine Philteos, Naif M Alotaibi, Christopher Ahuja, Alireza Mansouri, Abhaya V Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increasing prominence of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in treating intracranial and spinal pathologies, there is currently a dearth of exposure to this modality in the neurosurgical residency. To address this gap, the aim of this study is to assess neurosurgery educators' views regarding the current state of SRS exposure, and to identify potential approaches to improve residency education in this domain. METHODS: Qualitative thematic analysis and constructivist grounded theory methodology were employed...
April 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310322/effect-of-training-in-advanced-trauma-life-support-on-the-kinematics-of-the-spine-a-simulation-study
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Raquel Gordillo Martin, Pedro E Alcaráz, Laura Juguera Rodriguez, Antonio Nieto Fernandez-Pacheco, Elena Marín-Cascales, Tomás T Freitas, Manuel Pardo Rios
More than 7.5 million people in the world are affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). In this study, we aimed to analyze the effect of training in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) on the kinematics of the spine when performing different mobilization and immobilization techniques on patients with suspected SCI. A quasi-experimental study, clinical simulation, was carried out to determine the effect of training in ATLS on 32 students enrolled in the Master's program of Emergency and Special Care Nursing. The evaluation was performed through 2 maneuvers: placing of the scoop stretcher (SS) and spinal board (SB), with an actor who simulated a clinical situation of suspected spinal injury...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281150/to-distinguish-flexible-and-rigid-lumbar-curve-from-mri-texture-analysis-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-feasibility-study
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Claudia Chevrefils, Delphine Périé, Stefan Parent, Farida Cheriet
BACKGROUND: Imaging in side bending, supine, traction, fulcrum, and push prone are examples of methods used to evaluate the curve reduction of scoliotic spine. However, being able to determine spine curve flexibility from MRI would eliminate the need of additional X-ray radiation related to radiograph acquisition in side-bending. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To find specific texture features of lumbar postural muscles on MRI that can distinguish flexible from rigid lumbar scoliotic curves...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233569/continuous-adductor-canal-blocks-provide-superior-ambulation-and-pain-control-compared-to-epidural-analgesia-for-primary-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Erdan Kayupov, Kamil Okroj, Adam C Young, Mario Moric, Timothy J Luchetti, Gilat Zisman, Asokumar Buvanendran, Tad L Gerlinger, Craig J Della Valle
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal blocks (ACBs) are an alternative to femoral nerve blocks that minimize lower extremity weakness. However, it is unclear whether this block will provide analgesia that is equivalent to techniques, such as epidural analgesia. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to compare continuous ACBs with epidural analgesia for primary total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, 145 patients were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: combined spinal-epidural (CSE), spinal + continuous ACB (CACB), or general + CACB...
April 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212861/dissecting-spinal-aneurysms-conservative-management-as-a-therapeutic-option
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Guilherme Dabus, Renato Tavares Tosello, Benedito J A Pereira, Italo Linfante, Ronie L Piske
OBJECTIVE: Isolated dissecting spinal aneurysms are rare lesions that pose a therapeutic challenge. We report our experience in the management of four patients with dissecting spinal aneurysms. METHODS: After institutional review board approval was obtained, the neurointerventional databases of the two participating institutions were retrospectively reviewed. Aneurysms in the anterior spinal artery, posterior spinal artery, or in a radiculomedullary artery were included in the analysis...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208449/surgical-treatment-of-thoracic-spinal-tuberculosis-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Wenjie Wu, Jingtong Lyu, Xun Liu, Fei Luo, TianYong Hou, Qiang Zhou, Zhilin Li, Yuan Chen, Li Tao Li, Yonghong Zheng, Gaoju Wang, Jianzhong Xu, Zehua Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present multicenter, retrospective study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of different surgery strategies for the treatment of thoracic tuberculosis and to provide a reference for surgical treatment of thoracic tuberculosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study reviewed 394 patients with thoracic tuberculosis who were treated in 6 institutions between January 2000 and January 2015. There were 208 men and 186 women with an average age of 34...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186582/safety-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-patients-who-routinely-use-anticoagulants
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Hirah Khan, Vignessh Kumar, Zohal Ghulam-Jelani, Sarah E McCallum, Ellie Hobson, Vishad Sukul, Julie G Pilitsis
Objective: We assess the safety of performing the epidural placement or revision of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in patients whose anticoagulation has been held (termed "anticoagulant-suspended" patients) in accordance with the 2017 Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) guidelines. Subjects: Patients undergoing SCS were included in this institutional review board-approved study. Design: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database was performed...
November 27, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154849/spinal-anesthesia-is-associated-with-lower-recurrence-rates-after-resection-of-nonmuscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Yuri Koumpan, Melanie Jaeger, Glenio Bitencourt Mizubuti, Rob Tanzola, Kunal Jain, Gregory Hosier, Wilma Hopman, D Robert Siemens
PURPOSE: We sought to determine whether anesthetic type (general vs spinal) would influence cancer recurrence following transurethral resection of bladder tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With institutional ethics board approval we examined the electronic medical records of all patients who underwent transurethral bladder tumor resection for nonmuscle invasive urothelial bladder cancer between 2011 and 2013 at a single tertiary care center. Followup information was gathered on all patients in December 2016...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112125/the-development-of-an-imu-integrated-clothes-for-postural-monitoring-using-conductive-yarn-and-interconnecting-technology
#20
Sung-Won Kang, Hyeob Choi, Hyung-Il Park, Byoung-Gun Choi, Hyobin Im, Dongjun Shin, Young-Giu Jung, Jun-Young Lee, Hong-Won Park, Sukyung Park, Jung-Sim Roh
Spinal disease is a common yet important condition that occurs because of inappropriate posture. Prevention could be achieved by continuous posture monitoring, but most measurement systems cannot be used in daily life due to factors such as burdensome wires and large sensing modules. To improve upon these weaknesses, we developed comfortable "smart wear" for posture measurement using conductive yarn for circuit patterning and a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) for interconnections. The conductive yarn was made by twisting polyester yarn and metal filaments, and the resistance per unit length was about 0...
November 7, 2017: Sensors
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