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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072809/optimal-angle-of-contralateral-oblique-view-in-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injection-depending-on-the-needle-tip-position
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Jun Young Park, Myung-Hwan Karm, Doo Hwan Kim, Jae-Young Lee, Hye-Joo Yun, Jeong Hun Suh
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck and upper extremity pain associated with cervical origin is common, and cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (CILESIs) are frequently used to manage the symptoms of cervical spinal disorders. However, CILESIs are associated with risks such as dural puncture and cord injury. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the optimal needle tip visualization, in order to minimize CILESIs-induced complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068232/analysis-of-the-factors-contributing-to-vertebral-compression-fractures-after-spine-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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David Boyce-Fappiano, Erinma Elibe, Lonni Schultz, Samuel Ryu, M Salim Siddiqui, Indrin Chetty, Ian Lee, Jack Rock, Benjamin Movsas, Farzan Siddiqui
PURPOSE: To determine our institutional vertebral compression fracture (VCF) rate after spine stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and determine contributory factors. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Retrospective analysis from 2001 to 2013 at a single institution was performed. With institutional review board approval, electronic medical records of 1905 vertebral bodies from 791 patients who were treated with SRS for the management of primary or metastatic spinal lesions were reviewed...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045758/a-virtual-reality-simulation-model-of-spinal-ultrasound-role-in-teaching-spinal-sonoanatomy
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Reva Ramlogan, Ahtsham U Niazi, Rongyu Jin, James Johnson, Vincent W Chan, Anahi Perlas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound assessment of the lumbar spine improves the success of spinal and epidural anesthesia, especially for patients with underlying difficult anatomy. To assist with the teaching and learning of ultrasound-guided neuraxial anesthesia, we have created an online interactive educational model (http://www.usra.ca/vspine.php and http://pie.med.utoronto.ca/vspine). The aim of the current study was to determine whether the virtual spine model improved the knowledge of neuraxial anatomy and sonoanatomy...
December 29, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042918/the-neurostimulation-appropriateness-consensus-committee-nacc-safety-guidelines-for-the-reduction-of-severe-neurological-injury
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REVIEW
Timothy R Deer, Tim J Lamer, Jason E Pope, Steven M Falowski, David A Provenzano, Konstantin Slavin, Stanley Golovac, Jeffrey Arle, Joshua M Rosenow, Kayode Williams, Porter McRoberts, Samer Narouze, Sam Eldabe, Shivanand P Lad, Jose A De Andrés, Eric Buchser, Philippe Rigoard, Robert M Levy, Brian Simpson, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: Neurostimulation involves the implantation of devices to stimulate the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral or cranial nerves for the purpose of modulating the neural activity of the targeted structures to achieve specific therapeutic effects. Surgical placement of neurostimulation devices is associated with risks of neurologic injury, as well as possible sequelae from the local or systemic effects of the intervention. The goal of the Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) is to improve the safety of neurostimulation...
January 2, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038973/relaxation-training-and-postoperative-music-therapy-for-adolescents-undergoing-spinal-fusion-surgery
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Kirsten Nelson, Mary Adamek, Charmaine Kleiber
Spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis is one of the most painful surgeries experienced by adolescents. Music therapy, utilizing music-assisted relaxation with controlled breathing and imagery, is a promising intervention for reducing pain and anxiety for these patients. It can be challenging to teach new coping strategies to post-operative patients who are already in pain. This study evaluated the effects of introducing music-assisted relaxation training to adolescents before surgery. Outcome measures were self-reported pain and anxiety, recorded on 0-10 numeric rating scale, and observed behavioral indicators of pain and relaxation...
December 27, 2016: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951723/-a-patient-with-primary-intraventricular-gliosarcoma-and-long-term-survival-a-case-report
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O Kalita, M Zlevorová, M Megová, M Vaverka, R Trojanec, L Tučková
BACKGROUND: Gliosarcoma is a rare, malignant CNS tumor with a very poor prognosis. Gliosarcoma is a variant of glioblastoma multiforme, which is characterized by the presence of both glial and mesenchymal components. The treatment strategy for gliosarcomas has not yet been determined clearly. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report presents a 23-year-old female patient who complained of increasing headaches, nausea and vomiting, and slight motor weakness in her left arm...
2016: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913262/neurosurgeons-in-japan-are-exclusively-brain-surgeons
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REVIEW
Shunji Asamoto
In Japan, neurosurgeons have mainly treated brain diseases, with most cases involving the spine and spinal diseases historically being treated by orthopedists. Nowadays, spinal surgery is just one of the many subspecialties in the neurosurgical field in Japan. Most patients with neurological deficits or suspected neurological diseases are taken to board-certified neurosurgeons or go to them directly in Japan, not through referrals from family doctors or specialists in other fields. Problems originating in the spine and spinal cord have been overlooked or misdiagnosed in these situations...
November 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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/27861447/diagnostic-accuracy-of-neuromonitoring-for-identification-of-new-neurologic-deficits-in-pediatric-spinal-fusion-surgery
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Victor M Neira, Kamyar Ghaffari, Srinivas Bulusu, Paul J Moroz, James G Jarvis, Nicholas Barrowman, William Splinter
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) modalities, transcranial motor-evoked potentials (TcMEPs), and somatosensory-evoked potentials (SSEPs) are accepted methods to identify impending spinal cord injury during spinal fusion surgery. Debate exists over sensitivity and specificity of these modalities. Our purpose was to measure the incidence of new neurologic deficits (NNDs) and estimate sensitivity and specificity of IONM modalities. METHODS: Institutional Ethics Board approval was obtained to review charts of patients younger than 22 years undergoing scoliosis surgery from 2007 to 2014 retrospectively...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852723/regional-versus-general-anesthesia-for-promoting-independence-after-hip-fracture-regain-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-international-multicentre-trial
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Mark D Neuman, Susan S Ellenberg, Frederick E Sieber, Jay S Magaziner, Rui Feng, Jeffrey L Carson
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures occur 1.6 million times each year worldwide, with substantial associated mortality and losses of independence. At present, anaesthesia care for hip fracture surgery varies widely within and between countries, with general anaesthesia and spinal anaesthesia representing the 2 most common approaches. Limited randomised evidence exists regarding potential short-term or long-term differences in outcomes between patients receiving spinal or general anaesthesia for hip fracture surgery...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781271/prevalence-of-spinous-process-impingement-in-thoracic-vertebrae-on-radiographs-of-clinically-unaffected-dogs
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F Thierry, K Bradley, C Warren-Smith
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of impinged spinous processes in asymptomatic dogs. METHODS: One hundred and ninety lateral thoracic radiographs of asymptomatic dogs radiographed for reasons other than spinal pain, were retrospectively reviewed by two board-certified radiologists. Images were assessed for impinged spinous processes and graded for narrowing, sclerosis or remodelling of the spinous processes. RESULTS: The prevalence of impinged spinous processes in unaffected dogs was 33·2%...
December 2016: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748690/cervical-spine-immobilization-during-extrication-of-the-awake-patient-a-narrative-review
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Alan Cowley, Ashley Hague, Neal Durge
Techniques for extricating vehicle occupants after road-traffic collisions have evolved largely through fear of worsening a cervical spine injury, rather than being evidence-based. Recent research has looked at the safety of allowing the alert patient to self-extricate, rather than being assisted with equipment such as long spinal boards and semirigid cervical collars. This review aims to elucidate whether it is safe to allow an alert, ambulant patient to self-extricate from a vehicle with minimal or no cervical spine immobilization...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676672/outcome-of-percutaneous-lumbar-synovial-cyst-rupture-in-patients-with-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Yashar Eshraghi, Vimal Desai, Calvin Cajigal Cajigal, Kutaiba Tabbaa
BACKGROUND: Lumbar synovial cysts can result from spondylosis of facet joints. These cysts can encroach on adjacent nerve roots, causing symptoms of radiculopathy. Currently the only definitive treatment for these symptoms is surgery, which may involve laminectomy or laminotomy, with or without spinal fusion. Surgery has been reported to successfully relieve radicular pain in 83.5% of patients by Zhenbo et al. Little information is available concerning the efficacy and outcome of percutaneous fluoroscopic synovial cyst rupture for treatment of facet joint synovial cysts...
September 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676671/fluoroscopically-guided-thoracic-interlaminar-epidural-injection-a-comparative-epidurography-study-using-2-5-ml-and-5-ml-of-contrast-dye
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JiHee Hong, Sung Won Jung
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) is frequently used to maintain intraoperative analgesia. After injecting the initial bolus dose of epidural local anesthetics (LA), intermittent injection of LA through an epidural catheter is required to maintain the intraoperative analgesia. For intermittent epidural administration, usually 2 - 5 mL of LA has been used. However, no studies have suggested an optimal volume of LA of TEA for intermittent epidural administration of TEA. OBJECTIVE: We focused on identifying an optimal volume of LA of TEA using epidurography of the thoracic level with 2 different volumes of contrast dye...
September 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669046/propionibacterium-acnes-coagulase-negative-staphylococcus-and-the-biofilm-like-intervertebral-disc
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Michael F Coscia, Gerald A Denys, Matthew F Wack
STUDY DESIGN: Patients scheduled for spinal surgery were screened prospectively for a microbial presence associated with intervertebral disc specimens. Inclusion was limited to patients requiring surgery for any of five conditions: study patients with cervical spine intervertebral herniation (IVH), lumbar spine IVH, lumbar spine discogenic pain, and control patients with idiopathic scoliosis/Scheurermann's kyphosis or trauma/neuromuscular deformity. Exclusion criteria included ongoing systemic infection, abnormal pre-operative white cell counts, documented or suspected spinal infection, or previous surgery to the involved disc...
December 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645347/specific-mri-findings-help-distinguish-acute-transverse-myelitis-of-neuromyelitis-optica-from-spinal-cord-infarction
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I Kister, E Johnson, E Raz, J Babb, J Loh, T M Shepherd
BACKGROUND: There is substantial overlap between MRI of acute spinal cord lesions from neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and spinal cord infarct (SCI) in clinical practice. However, early differentiation is important since management approaches to minimize morbidity from NMO or SCI differ significantly. OBJECTIVE: To identify MRI features at initial presentation that may help to differentiate NMO acute myelitis from SCI. METHODS: 2 board-certified neuroradiologists, blinded to final diagnosis, retrospectively characterized MRI features at symptom onset for subjects with serologically-proven NMO (N=13) or SCI (N=11) from a single institution...
September 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636912/walking-out-of-the-curve-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-in-achondroplasia
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Adam Margalit, Greg McKean, Cheryl Lawing, Scott Galey, Michael C Ain
BACKGROUND: Thoracolumbar kyphosis (TLK) is common in infants with achondroplasia. Our goals were to examine the natural history of TLK and identify factors associated with persistent TLK. METHODS: We reviewed records of patients with achondroplasia seen by a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at a tertiary care medical center between 1997 and 2013. Inclusion criteria were minimum 2-year follow-up and radiographs taken at time of presentation, within 6 months of walking age, and within 6 months of the first anniversary of walking age...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610934/quantitative-diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-the-bone-marrow-an-adjunct-tool-for-the-diagnosis-of-a-diffuse-mr-imaging-pattern-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Vassilis Koutoulidis, Sophia Fontara, Evangelos Terpos, Flora Zagouri, Dimitris Matsaridis, Dimitrios Christoulas, Evangelia Panourgias, Efstathios Kastritis, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Lia A Moulopoulos
Purpose To evaluate the apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging patterns in the bone marrow of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to determine a threshold ADC that may help distinguish a diffuse from a normal pattern with high accuracy. Materials and Methods This prospective study was approved by the ethics review board, and informed consent was obtained. Ninety-nine patients with newly diagnosed, untreated MM and 16 healthy control subjects underwent spinal MR imaging including diffusion-weighted imaging, and bone marrow ADCs were calculated...
September 9, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586108/analysis-of-occupant-kinematics-and-dynamics-in-nearside-oblique-impacts
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F J López-Valdés, O Juste-Lorente, M Maza-Frechin, B Pipkorn, C Sunnevang, A Lorente, A Aso-Vizan, J Davidsson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to analyze the kinematics and dynamics of restrained postmortem human surrogates (PMHS) exposed to a nearside oblique impact and the injuries that were found after the tests. METHODS: Three male PMHS of similar age (64 ± 4 years) and anthropometry (weight: 61 ± 9.6 kg; stature: 172 ± 2.7 cm) were exposed to a 30° nearside oblique impact at 34 km/h. The test fixture approximated the seating position of a front seat occupant...
September 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27584205/effects-of-locomotor-training-on-vo2-on-kinetics-in-persons-with-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-115-board-4-june-1-9-30-am-11-30-am
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Jared M Gollie, Jeffrey E Herrick, Gino S Panza, Lisa M K Chin, Andrew A Guccione
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May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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