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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107314/effect-of-treatment-with-twin-block-appliances-on-body-posture-in-class-ii-malocclusion-subjects-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Dalia Smailienė, Aistė Intienė, Irma Dobradziejutė, Gintaras Kušleika
BACKGROUND There is strong evidence that malocclusion and body posture are interdependent. The relationship between improvement of nasopharyngeal airway, correction of malocclusion by orthodontic treatment or orthognathic surgery, and changes in body posture were evaluated in several studies. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the effect of the orthodontic treatment with Twin-block appliance on body posture. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study group consisted of 23 children (mean age 12.45 (1.06) years)...
January 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100765/acute-transient-vestibular-syndrome-prevalence-of-stroke-and-efficacy-of-bedside-evaluation
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Jae-Hwan Choi, Min-Gyu Park, Seo Young Choi, Kyung-Pil Park, Seung Kug Baik, Ji-Soo Kim, Kwang-Dong Choi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of stroke and efficacy of bedside evaluation in diagnosing stroke in acute transient vestibular syndrome (ATVS). METHODS: We performed a prospective, single-center, observational study that had consecutively recruited 86 patients presenting with ATVS to the emergency department of Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital from January to December 2014. All patients received a constructed evaluation, including HINTS plus (head impulse, nystagmus patterns, test of skew, and finger rubbing) and brain magnetic resonance imagings...
January 18, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099967/somatosensory-tinnitus-correlation-between-cranio-cervico-mandibular-disorder-history-and-somatic-modulation
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Massimo Ralli, Giancarlo Altissimi, Rosaria Turchetta, Filippo Mazzei, Massimo Salviati, Francesca Cianfrone, Maria Patrizia Orlando, Valeria Testugini, Giancarlo Cianfrone
In a subpopulation of patients, tinnitus can be modulated by movements of the jaw or head and neck due to complex somatosensory-auditory interactions. In some of these subjects, tinnitus could be related to an underlying temporomandibular (TMJ) or craniocervical (NECK) dysfunction that, if correctly identified, could streamline treatment and increase chances of tinnitus improvement. However, it is still unclear whether somatic modulation of tinnitus could be used as a screening tool for identifying such patients...
January 19, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078473/traumatic-atlantoaxial-rotatory-fixation-in-an-adult-patient
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María A García-Pallero, Cristina V Torres, Juan Delgado-Fernández, R G Sola
INTRODUCTION: Atlantoaxial rotational fixation (AARF) is a rare entity in adults, with only a few cases reported in the English literature and often associated with a traumatic mechanism. It is an underdiagnosed condition that must be taken into account in the initial assessment of all craniocervical trauma. Both diagnostic and therapeutic delay may be a potential cause of severe neurological damage or even death of the patient. The therapeutic management is controversial given the difficulty of achieving optimum stability and permanent reduction...
January 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076601/retrospective-analysis-of-a-case-series-of-patients-with-traumatic-injuries-to-the-craniocervical-junction
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Luiz Adriano Esteves, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Helder Tedeschi
Objective: To evaluate the correlation between the treatment, the characteristics of the lesions and the clinical outcome of patients with traumatic injuries to the craniocervical junction. Methods: This was a retrospective study of patients treated conservatively or surgically between 2010 and 2013 with complete data sets. Results: We analyzed 37 patients, 73% were men with mean age of 41.7 years. Of these, 32% were submitted to initial surgical treatment and 68% received conservative treatment...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059674/coronal-clival-cleft-in-charge-syndrome
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Eman Mahdi, Matthew T Whitehead
CHARGE syndrome is a genetic disorder with multi-systemic congenital anomalies, most commonly including coloboma, heart malformations, choanal atresia, developmental delay, and genital and ear anomalies. The diagnostic criteria for CHARGE syndrome has been refined over the years. However, there are limited reports describing skullbase and craniocervical junction abnormalities. These osseous malformations are often under recognized, especially on MRI. We report here a case of CHARGE syndrome with colobomas, cleft lip and palate, patent ductus arteriosus, undescended testes, and a coronal clival cleft which has not been previously depicted in CHARGE syndrome...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031848/spontaneous-hepatic-artery-dissection-a-rare-presentation-of-fibromuscular-dysplasia
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Kevin Y C Su, Melanie L Stanhope, Brendan P W Kaufman
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a rare condition that causes structural compromise of the blood vessel presenting either as an incidental radiological finding, dissection or stenosis usually of the renal or craniocervical arteries. Seldom, patients present with spontaneous dissection in visceral arteries and there are few reports of hepatic involvement. This report outlines the case of a 43-year-old female who presented with severe right upper quadrant pain with a subsequent diagnosis of FMD manifesting as spontaneous hepatic artery dissection...
November 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028445/long-standing-lumbosacral-dermoid-tumor-and-intracranial-fat-droplet-dissemination-a-case-report
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Ali Babashahi, Morteza Taheri, Arash Fattahi
BACKGROUND: Dermoid tumors are slow growing, benign CNS lesions. CASE DESCRIPTION: This case study concerns a 29-year-old female with a 6-year history of lower extremity paresthesias attributed to magnetic resonance (MR)/computed tomography (CT) documented intradural dermoid tumor that extended from L1 to S1. On MR, it was hypointense on T1, hyperintense on T2, and did not enhance with gadolinium. CT showed hyperdensity at the L1-L2 levels. The craniocervical MR imaging showed small hyperintense foci in the cisternal space favoring "fat dissemination...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009707/the-spine-in-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Maegen J Wallace, Richard W Kruse, Suken A Shah
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder of type I collagen. Although multiple genotypes and phenotypes are associated with osteogenesis imperfecta, approximately 90% of the mutations are in the COL1A1 and COL1A2 genes. Osteogenesis imperfecta is characterized by bone fragility. Patients typically have multiple fractures or limb deformity; however, the spine can also be affected. Spinal manifestations include scoliosis, kyphosis, craniocervical junction abnormalities, and lumbosacral pathology. The incidence of lumbosacral spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis is higher in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta than in the general population...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004004/accuracy-assessment-of-using-rapid-prototyping-drill-templates-for-atlantoaxial-screw-placement-a-cadaver-study
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Shuai Guo, Teng Lu, Qiaolong Hu, Baohui Yang, Xijing He, Haopeng Li
Purpose. To preliminarily evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of using rapid prototyping drill templates (RPDTs) for C1 lateral mass screw (C1-LMS) and C2 pedicle screw (C2-PS) placement. Methods. 23 formalin-fixed craniocervical cadaver specimens were randomly divided into two groups. In the conventional method group, intraoperative fluoroscopy was used to assist the screw placement. In the RPDT navigation group, specific RPDTs were constructed for each specimen and were used intraoperatively for screw placement navigation...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956253/surgical-treatment-of-skull-base-tumors-extending-to-craniovertebral-junction
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Alexey Nikolaevich Shkarubo, Dmitry Nicolaevich Andreev, Nikolai Aleksandrovich Konovalov, Petr Vladimirovich Zelenkov, Andrew Jurievich Lubnin, Ilia Valerievich Chernov, Konstantin Vladimirovich Koval
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a comparative analysis of two groups of patients with skull base chordomas extending оnto the craniovertebral junction, who underwent surgical treatment using extracranial approaches with and without craniocervical fusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group included 29 patients with skull base chordomas, extending to the craniovertebral junction, who were operated on during the period from 2000 to 2015. The patients underwent the following surgical treatment: posterior craniocervical fusion followed by tumor removal using transoral and combined transoral and transnasal approaches...
December 9, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936940/acute-massive-cerebellar-infarction-associated-with-craniocervical-junction-complex-malformation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Wen-Tao Wang, Ji-Jun Liu, Kun Duan, Xiaohua Bie, Tuan-Jiang Liu, Ding-Jun Hao
We report a case of acute massive cerebellar infarction associated with craniocervical junction (CVJ) complex malformation in a 21-year-old male. Timely surgical intervention prevented the deterioration of his neurological status.
December 11, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920871/suprasellar-pilocytic-astrocytoma-in-an-adult-with-hemorrhage-and-leptomeningeal-dissemination-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Radwa K Soliman, Caterina Budai, Pravin Mundada, Bakar Aljohani, Elisabeth J Rushing, Spyros S Kollias
Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a low-grade tumor. It has an excellent prognosis after total resection. Leptomeningeal dissemination and hemorrhage are very rare to be associated with PA and lead to unfavorable prognosis. A 35-year-old man was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic suprasellar PA in 2006. Subsequent examination in 2007 revealed another large subdural hemorrhagic lesion in the sacral region, which proved to be PA by histopathologic assessment. Other leptomeningeal foci were discovered mainly at the craniocervical junction...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919237/a-novel-ano3-variant-identified-in-a-53-year-old-woman-presenting-with-hyperkinetic-dysarthria-blepharospasm-hyperkinesias-and-complex-motor%C3%A2-tics
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Patrick R Blackburn, Michael T Zimmermann, Jennifer M Gass, Kimberly G Harris, Margot A Cousin, Nicole J Boczek, Owen A Ross, Eric W Klee, Paul W Brazis, Jay A Van Gerpen, Paldeep S Atwal
BACKGROUND: Cervical dystonias have a variable presentation and underlying etiology, but collectively represent the most common form of focal dystonia. There are a number of known genetic forms of dystonia (DYT1-27); however the heterogeneity of disease presentation does not always make it easy to categorize the disease by phenotype-genotype comparison. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe a 53-year-old female who presented initially with hand tremor following a total hip arthroplasty...
December 5, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910093/headache-attributed-to-craniocervical-dystonia-a-little-known-headache
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Marcos Eugenio Ramalho Bezerra, Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho
BACKGROUND: Craniocervical dystonia is a focal or segmental dystonia in its distribution, classically known as spasmodic torticollis when in its pure cervical presentation. Although craniocervical dystonia has been recognized as a possible cause of headache since the publication of the second version of International Classification of Headache Disorders, there are few studies about this entity. METHOD: This was a narrative review. RESULTS: Craniocervical dystonia was associated with muscle pain in 67-89% of the cases...
December 2, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894543/relationship-between-head-posture-and-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Oral Sökücü, Rıdvan Okşayan, Meral Uyar, Kadriye Ebru Ademci, Serdar Üşümez
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to compare the head posture of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) having different levels of severity with that of control subjects. METHODS: One hundred subjects participated in this study. Seventy-five subjects underwent overnight polysomnography in a sleep laboratory and were allocated into "mild," "moderate," or "severe" OSA groups, and 25 subjects with no complaints regarding OSA were allocated into 1 group and served as the controls...
December 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891038/accessory-atlantoaxial-ligament-avulsion-fracture-of-the-axis-are-there-any-clinical-implications
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Hamid Reza Niknejad, Frank van Calenbergh, Philippe Demaerel, Johannes van Loon
Injuries to the craniocervical support structures are frequently observed in neurotrauma cases. Stability of this region is of vital importance. Literature has mainly focused on three major ligaments of the craniocervical junction: The tectorial membrane, the transverse ligament, and the alar ligaments. However, the accessory atlantoaxial ligament (ALL) also seems to be involved in craniocervical stability as shown in cadaveric specimens. Still, the biomechanical importance of this structure needs to be determined, especially in trauma settings...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890761/the-coexistence-of-extradural-arteriovenous-fistula-and-soft-tissue-arteriovenous-malformation-within-the-same-metamere
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Nobuhiko Arai, Takenori Akiyama, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Spinal arteriovenous shunts are a common spinal vascular disorder. However, they can have a misleading clinical presentation and poor prognosis. They are classified into 4 types according to shunt points and drainage route, among which extradural arteriovenous fistula (eAVF) is the most rare, comprising only 1% of all spinal arteriovenous shunts. We report an extremely rare case of coexistent eAVF at the craniocervical junction and soft tissue arteriovenous malformation within the same metamere...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886884/classification-and-management-of-pediatric-craniocervical-injuries
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Hannah E Goldstein, Richard C E Anderson
This article addresses the key features, clinical presentation, patterns of injury, indicated workup, and radiographic findings associated with craniocervical injuries in the pediatric population. It discusses nonsurgical and surgical management of pediatric cervical spine trauma, addressing when each is indicated, and the various techniques available to the pediatric neurosurgeon.
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879509/surgical-site-infections-following-the-transoral-approach-a-review-of-172-consecutive-cases
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QingShui Yin, Hong Xia, ZengHui Wu, XiangYang Ma, FuZhi Ai, Kai Zhang, JianHua Wang, Tao Zhang, ZhaoHui Bai, ZhiYun Wang
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to discuss the characteristics, treatment, and incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) following transoral approach surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: One of the primary risks associated with transoral approach surgery is postoperative SSI. Few reports exist detailing the specific circumstances, treatment options, and incidence of SSIs following transoral approach surgery in a large series of consecutive cases...
December 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
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