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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717781/spinal-cord-infarction-mimicking-ischemic-heart-disease
#1
Dae Won Lee, Yoon Hee Choi
Spinal cord infarction is a rare condition and is easily misdiagnosed owing to its initial non-specific manifestation. We report a case of a 77-year-old man who presented with chest pain and upper back pain initially, and was misdiagnosed with a myocardial infarction. Four hours after admission, he complained of numbness in his entire left leg below the knee, with rapid deterioration of neurological symptoms. After 9 hours, loss of sensation progressed up to the T4 dermatome, strength of both lower extremities deteriorated to grade 0, and decrease in anal tone and deep tendon reflex was observed...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716031/a-rare-case-of-intradural-and-extramedullary-epidermoid-cyst-after-repetitive-epidural-anesthesia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Haruki Funao, Norihiro Isogai, Kenshi Daimon, Yuichiro Mima, Hitoshi Sugiura, Takahiro Koyanagi, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Ken Ishii
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidermoid cysts are benign tumors, which are rarely seen as an intradural extramedullary spinal cord tumor in the conus medullaris region. Acquired spinal epidermoid cysts are mostly caused by iatrogenic procedures, such as lumbar puncture, and the majority of acquired spinal epidermoid cysts have been reported below the L1 level, because lumbar puncture is usually performed around the iliac crest. Here, we report an extremely rare case of an epidermoid cyst that occurred as an intradural and extramedullary spinal cord tumor attached to the conus medullaris after repetitive epidural anesthesia...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713608/posttraumatic-progressive-vertebral-hemangioma-induced-by-a-fracture
#3
Kaya Kilic, Emre Unal, Zafer Orkun Toktas, Fugen Vardar Aker, Akın Akakın, Türker Kilic
The authors present an extremely rare case of an aggressive and progressive vertebral capillary hemangioma of the lumbar spine secondary to a trauma. A 40-year-old man who complained of back and leg pain due to a hemangioma of L1 that had begun a year after the fracture of the same vertebra was subsequently operated on. Due to the profuse bleeding, only a subtotal removal was possible. Histopathological diagnosis of the lesion revealed a capillary hemangioma. Postoperative control MRI taken at eight months showed that the lesion and destruction of the L1 vertebra were progressive...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711584/biomarkers-reflect-differences-in-osteoarthritis-phenotypes-of-the-lumbar-spine-the-johnston-county-osteoarthritis-project
#4
Adam P Goode, Amanda E Nelson, Virginia B Kraus, Jordan B Renner, Joanne M Jordan
OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in biomarker levels between radiographic phenotypes of facet joint osteoarthritis (FOA) only, spine OA only ((disc space narrowing (DSN) and vertebral osteophytes (OST)) or the combination of FOA and spine OA. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis of data from 555 participants in the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project was performed. Lumbar spine levels were graded by severity (OST and DSN) and presence (FOA) of degeneration. Biomarkers included hyaluronan (HA) and type II collagen (CTX-II)...
July 12, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710050/transforaminal-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-causing-bilateral-symptoms
#5
Chunpeng Ren, Yin Li, Rujie Qin, Penghao Sun, Peng Wang
BACKGROUND: Transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy (TELD), a minimally invasive spinal technique, has advantages over open discectomy. Unilateral TELD for disc herniation causing bilateral symptoms is challenging. In this study, we describe a percutaneous endoscopic herniotomy technique by using a unilateral approach for lumbar disc herniation with bilateral obvious symptoms. METHODS: From June 2014 to October 2015, 26 patients who had back as well as bilateral leg pain and/or weakness due to lumbar disc herniation were treated by transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy (TELD) with a unilateral approach...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709831/clinical-impact-of-joabpeq-mental-health-scores-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-analysis-using-the-neuropathic-pain-screening-tool-paindetect
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Akihiko Hiyama, Hiroyuki Katoh, Daisuke Sakai, Masahiro Tanaka, Masato Sato, Masahiko Watanabe
BACKGROUND: In patients with low back pain (LBP) who combine psychosocial factors with clinical findings of pain, there is a possibility that the psychosocial factors modify the pain. In the current study, we investigated the relationship between the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) mental health score and the characteristics of LBP. METHODS: Of 650 patients with LBP, 319 were excluded, leaving 331 patients included in this study...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709386/health-complaints-in-late-adolescence-frequency-factor-structure-and-the-association-with-socio-economic-status
#7
Solbjørg Makalani Myrtveit Sæther, Børge Sivertsen, Siren Haugland, Tormod Bøe, Mari Hysing
AIMS: Little is known about social disparities in health in late adolescence. Among boys and girls aged 17-19, we aimed to (1) describe frequency of health complaints, (2) investigate the factor structure of health complaints and (3) examine the association between health complaints and socio-economic status (SES). METHODS: Data from the large population-based youth@hordaland survey ( n=10,253) were used. Health complaints were assessed by five items from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Symptoms Checklist, SES by parental education and perceived family economy...
July 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708131/a-clinicopathological-approach-to-the-diagnosis-of-dementia
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Fanny M Elahi, Bruce L Miller
The most definitive classification systems for dementia are based on the underlying pathology which, in turn, is categorized largely according to the observed accumulation of abnormal protein aggregates in neurons and glia. These aggregates perturb molecular processes, cellular functions and, ultimately, cell survival, with ensuing disruption of large-scale neural networks subserving cognitive, behavioural and sensorimotor functions. The functional domains affected and the evolution of deficits in these domains over time serve as footprints that the clinician can trace back with various levels of certainty to the underlying neuropathology...
July 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706986/liver-preservation-by-aortic-perfusion-alone-compared-with-preservation-by-aortic-perfusion-and-additional-arterial-ex-situ-back-table-perfusion-with-histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate-solution-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-multicenter-study
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Gerd Otto, Michael Heise, Jochen Thies, Michael Pitton, Jens Schneider, Gernot Kaiser, Peter Neuhaus, Otto Kollmar, Michael Barthels, Josef Geks, Wolf Otto Bechstein, Achim Hellinger, Jürgen Klempnauer, Winfried Padberg, Nils Frühauf, Andre Ebbing, Dietmar Mauer, Astrid Schneider, Robert Kwiecien, Kai Kronfeld
BACKGROUND: Arterial ex situ back-table perfusion (BP) reportedly reduces ischemic-type biliary lesion after liver transplantation. We aimed to verify these findings in a prospective investigation. METHODS: Our prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter study involved livers retrieved from patients in 2 German regions, and compared the outcomes of standard aortic perfusion to those of aortic perfusion combined with arterial ex situ BP. The primary endpoint was the incidence of ischemic-type biliary lesions over a follow-up of 2 years after liver transplantation, whereas secondary endpoints included 2-year graft survival, initial graft damage as reflected by transaminase levels, and functional biliary parameters at 6 months after transplantation...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705700/incidental-primary-intradural-carcinoid-tumor-in-a-patient-with-lumbar-radiculopathy
#10
Stavros Koustais, Philip O'Halloran, Alfrazdaq Hassan, Francesca Brett, Steven Young
BACKGROUND: Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine neoplasms derived from enterochromaffin cells. Central nervous system involvement is rare. The reported cases include metastases to brain or spinal cord, as well as primary skeletal or extradural disease resulting in compressive myelo-radiculopathy. There are two previously reported cases of primary intradural extramedullary carcinoid tumor, presenting with compressive symptoms. We report the first case of primary incidental intradural extramedullary carcinoid tumor...
July 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705257/single-stage-transforaminal-decompression-debridement-interbody-fusion-and-posterior-instrumentation-for-lumbosacral-brucellosis
#11
Yakefu Abulizi, Wei-Dong Liang, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Maierdan Maimaiti, Wei-Bin Sheng
BACKGROUND: Spinal brucellosis is a less commonly reported infectious spinal pathology. There are few reports regarding the surgical treatment of spinal brucellosis in existing literature. This retrospective study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of single-stage transforaminal decompression, debridement, interbody fusion, and posterior instrumentation for lumbosacral spinal brucellosis. METHODS: From February 2012 to April 2015, 32 consecutive patients (19 males and 13 females, mean age 53...
July 14, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704107/asthma-medication-use-among-adults-with-current-asthma-by-work-related-asthma-status-asthma-call-back-survey-29-states-2012-2013
#12
Katelynn E Dodd, Jacek M Mazurek
OBJECTIVE: Asthma severity is defined as the intensity of treatment required to achieve good control of asthma symptoms. Studies have shown that work-related asthma (WRA) can be associated with poorer asthma control and more severe symptoms than non-WRA. Associations between asthma medications and WRA status were assessed using data from the 2012-2013 Asthma Call-back Survey among ever-employed adults (≥18 years) with current asthma from 29 states. METHODS: Persons with WRA had been told by a physician that their asthma was work-related...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697062/morbidity-and-health-risk-factors-among-new-mexico-miners-a-comparison-across-mining-sectors
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Alice M Shumate, Kristin Yeoman, Tristan Victoroff, Kandace Evans, Roger Karr, Tami Sanchez, Akshay Sood, Anthony Scott Laney
OBJECTIVE: This study examines differences in chronic health outcomes between coal, uranium, metal, and nonmetal miners. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study using data from a health screening program for current and former New Mexico miners, log-binomial logistic regression models were used to estimate relative risks of respiratory and heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, and back pain associated with mining in each sector as compared with coal, adjusting for other relevant risk factors...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697031/epidural-injections-contraindicated-for-lumbar-radiculopathy-in-may-thurner-syndrome-a-case-report
#14
Michael Sniderman
A 59-year-old patient presented to the chronic pain clinic with a 6-week history of worsening lumbar back pain, bilateral thigh pain, and unilateral radiculopathy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed mild discogenic and facetogenic disease, but significant epidural venous plexus engorgement compressing the thecal sac. The patient reported previous treatment by a vascular surgeon for May-Thurner Syndrome, a type of inferior vena caval obstruction, yet had not experienced these specific complaints. A discussion with the radiologist confirmed worsening of the patient's May-Thurner Syndrome was the likely cause of the patient's symptoms...
July 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696336/perspectives-on-exhaled-nitric-oxide
#15
Fabio Luigi Massimo Ricciardolo, Philip E Silkoff
The history of nitric oxide (NO) in respiratory field dates back to the beginning of '90s with the ancestral study by Lars Gustafsson et al. describing the presence of endogenous NO in the exhaled breath of human beings. Soon after, independent studies showed that exhaled NO concentrations (FENO) is higher in asthmatics than in normal subjects. Not all asthmatics demonstrate a high FENO reflecting heterogeneity of asthma. High values of FENO are associated with over-expression of corticosteroid-sensitive iNOS isoform and allergic/eosinophilic inflammation...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695475/symptom-modelling-can-be-influenced-by-psychiatric-categories-choices-for-research-domain-criteria-rdoc
#16
Sam Fellowes
Psychiatric researchers typically assume that the modelling of psychiatric symptoms is not influenced by psychiatric categories; symptoms are modelled and then grouped into a psychiatric category. I highlight this primarily through analysing research domain criteria (RDoC). RDoC's importance makes it worth scrutinizing, and this assessment also serves as a case study with relevance for other areas of psychiatry. RDoC takes inadequacies of existing psychiatric categories as holding back causal investigation...
July 10, 2017: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694590/spinal-angiolipomas-a-puzzling-case-and-review-of-a-rare-entity
#17
REVIEW
Faris Shweikeh, Ajleeta Sangtani, Michael P Steinmetz, Peter Zahos, Bohdan Chopko
Patients with spinal epidural abscesses (SEAs) may have a variable presentation. Such an infection has a typical appearance on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and enhances with gadolinium. We present a case that was a diagnostic challenge where pre- and intra-operative findings resulted in conflicting impressions. The mimicker was a spinal angiolipoma (SAL). The authors then provide a thorough review of this rare spinal neoplasm. A 55-year-old man presented with back pain, paresis, paresthesia, and urinary retention...
April 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693622/prevention-and-treatment-of-long-term-social-disability-amongst-young-people-with-emerging-severe-mental-illness-with-social-recovery-therapy-the-prodigy-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
David Fowler, Paul French, Robin Banerjee, Garry Barton, Clio Berry, Rory Byrne, Timothy Clarke, Rick Fraser, Brioney Gee, Kathryn Greenwood, Caitlin Notley, Sophie Parker, Lee Shepstone, Jon Wilson, Alison R Yung, Joanne Hodgekins
BACKGROUND: Young people who have social disability associated with severe and complex mental health problems are an important group in need of early intervention. Their problems often date back to childhood and become chronic at an early age. Without intervention, the long-term prognosis is often poor and the economic costs very large. There is a major gap in the provision of evidence-based interventions for this group, and therefore new approaches to detection and intervention are needed...
July 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693196/early-diagnosis-of-venous-thromboembolism-as-a-clinical-primary-symptom-of-occult-cancer-core-proteins-of-a-venous-thrombus
#19
Siwan Wen, Qianglin Duan, Fan Yang, Guiyuan Li, Lemin Wang
Malignancy is one of the risk factors of venous thromboembolism (VTE). As a common accompanying factor of malignant tumors, almost 20% of idiopathic VTEs are identified in patients with occult types of cancer as the primary symptom. The type of internal association that exists between malignant tumors and VTE has not yet been determined. The present review discusses the following: i) Reversible combinations between core proteins of venous thrombi and their ligand proteins. With the condition of immune cell balancing function collapse, which is characterized as dysfunction immune cells and impaired immune functions, the human body loses the function of eliminating infectious/malignant cells quickly and effectively...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693033/axial-involvement-according-to-asas-criteria-in-an-observational-psoriatic-arthritis-cohort
#20
Pedro David Carvalho, Florencia Savy, Carmen Moragues, Xavier Juanola, Jesus Rodriguez-Moreno
The definition of axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is still under debate. Currently, the axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) criteria defined by Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) may be the most adequate.(1) The aims of present study were to assess axial involvement according to ASAS criteria in an observational PsA cohort and define the clinical characteristics more associated with this kind of involvement. Our study included consecutive patients who had a visit in a tertiary Rheumatology centre...
April 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
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