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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223322/systemic-administration-of-epothilone-d-improves-functional-recovery-of-walking-after-rat-spinal-cord-contusion-injury
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Jörg Ruschel, Frank Bradke
Central nervous system (CNS) injuries cause permanent impairments of sensorimotor functions as mature neurons fail to regenerate their severed axons. The poor intrinsic growth capacity of adult CNS neurons and the formation of an inhibitory lesion scar are key impediments to axon regeneration. Systemic administration of the microtubule stabilizing agent epothilone B promotes axon regeneration and recovery of motor function by activating the intrinsic axonal growth machinery and by reducing the inhibitory fibrotic lesion scar...
December 6, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222564/primary-blast-brain-injury-mechanisms-current-knowledge-limitations-and-future-directions
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Elizabeth Fievisohn, Zachary Bailey, Allison Guettler, Pamela VandeVord
Mild blast traumatic brain injury (bTBI) accounts for the majority of brain injury in United States service members and other military personnel worldwide. The mechanisms of primary blast brain injury continue to be disputed with little evidence to support one or a combination of theories. The main hypotheses addressed in this review are blast wave transmission through the skull orifices, direct cranial transmission, skull flexure dynamics, thoracic surge, acceleration, and cavitation. Each possible mechanism is discussed using available literature with the goal of focusing research efforts to address limitations and challenges that exist in blast injury research...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222007/current-concepts-in-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-of-smoking-related-interstitial-lung-diseases
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REVIEW
Anupam Kumar, Sujith V Cherian, Robert Vassallo, Eunhee S Yi, Jay H Ryu
Tobacco exposure results in various changes to the airways and lung parenchyma. While emphysema represents the more common injury pattern, in some individuals, cigarette smoke injures alveolar epithelial and other lung cells resulting in diffuse infiltrates and parenchymal fibrosis. Smoking can trigger interstitial injury patterns mediated via recruitment and inappropriate persistence of myeloid and other immune cells including eosinophils. As our understanding of the role of cigarette smoke constituents in triggering lung injury continues to evolve, so does our recognition of the spectrum of smoking-related interstitial lung changes...
December 5, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221981/chest-computed-tomography-image-for-accurately-predicting-the-optimal-insertion-depth-of-left-sided-double-lumen-tube
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Zhuo Liu, Li Zhao, Qianqian Jia, Xiaochun Yang, Shu Juan Liang, Wensheng He
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and accuracy of measuring the distance between the vocal cord and carina using chest computer tomography (CT) as a guide for the intubation of a left-sided double-lumen tube (LDLT). DESIGN: Single-center, prospective, randomized study. SETTING: Local hospital in China. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty adult patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery requiring an LDLT for one lung ventilation were enrolled in this study...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221736/differential-effects-of-operative-complications-on-survival-after-surgery-for-primary-lung-cancer
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Felix G Fernandez, Andrzej S Kosinski, Anthony P Furnary, Mark Onaitis, Sunghee Kim, Robert H Habib, Betty C Tong, Patricia Cowper, Daniel Boffa, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Cameron D Wright, Joe B Putnam
OBJECTIVE: Complications adversely affect survival after lung cancer surgery. We tested the hypothesis that effects of complications after lung cancer surgery on survival vary substantially across the spectrum of postoperative complications. METHODS: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database was linked to Medicare data for lung cancer resections from 2002 through 2013. Linkage was achieved for 29,899 patients. A survival model was created that included operative complications as explanatory variables and adjusted for relevant baseline covariates...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221280/transmanubrial-osteomuscular-sparing-approach-for-resection-of-cervico-thoracic-lesions
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Xufeng Pan, Chang Gu, Rui Wang, Heng Zhao, Jun Yang, Jianxin Shi
Background: To review our experience of transmanubrial osteomuscular sparing approach (TMA) for resection of various lesions involving the thoracic inlet and to prove the feasibility and safety of the approach. Methods: Retrospective review of 58 consecutive cases, from April 2007 to January 2016, with surgical resection of cervico-thoracic lesions via TMA. Results: There were 22 neurogenic tumors, 21 bronchogenic tumors, and 15 other cases in the study...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214655/an-anatomic-description-of-intrinsic-brachial-muscles-in-the-crab-eating-fox-cerdocyon-thous-linnaeus-1776-and-report-of-a-variant-arterial-distribution
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J Vélez, J Ramírez, O Aristizábal
The crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) is a wild canid distributed throughout South America. It is one of the wild canids reported being hit by vehicles and injured in snares, thus inducing trauma or injury to the musculoskeletal system, possibly occurring in the brachial region. The main objective of this research was to provide an anatomic description of the crab-eating fox's intrinsic brachial muscles including shape, origin, insertion, innervation and arterial blood supply, compared with that of the domestic dog...
December 6, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214444/the-respiratory-rate-a-neglected-triage-tool-for-pre-hospital-identification-of-trauma-patients
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John D Yonge, Phillip Kemp Bohan, Justin J Watson, Christopher R Connelly, Lynn Eastes, Martin A Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Under-triaged trauma patients have worse clinical outcomes. We evaluated the capability of four pre-hospital variables to identify this population at the lowest level trauma activation (level 3). METHODS: A retrospective review of adult trauma activations from 2004 to 2014 was completed. Pre-hospital vital signs and Glasgow Coma Scale were converted to categorical variables. Patients were under-triaged based on meeting current level 1 or 2 criteria, or requiring a pre-defined critical intervention...
December 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206830/-the-masters-of-thoracic-trauma-in-the-central-hospital-of-the-mexican-red-cross-their-story-and-legacy
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Juan Carlos Vázquez-Minero, Guillermo Vallejo-Sandoval, Anette Ochmann-Ratch, Laura Portillo-Téllez, Demian Trueba-Lozano
The branches of medicine responsible for the care of victims of different types of injuries were born as a result of the urgent need to save lives during the wars. In Mexico, one of the first hospitals developed for the care of injured patients was the Central Hospital of the Mexican Red Cross. The aim of this article is to pay tribute to the first service for the care of patients with chest trauma, founded in 1954, its founders and those who have continued with their work: Dr. Pedro Garza Alegría, Dr. Octavio Rivas Solís Dr...
November 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206823/-thoracic-and-lumbar-fractures-in-adolescents-an-eight-year-study
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Félix Adolfo Sánchez-Chávez, Jorge Arturo Cabrera-Escamilla
METHODS: In order to know the characteristics of these lesions in our environment and compare with those the adults, a transversal and descriptive study of adolescents between 12 and 18 years who were hospitalized for thoracic and lumbar fracture in two centers of high level trauma in our country for 8 years was performed. The variables studied were applied statistical analysis descriptive and correlation. RESULTS: They were found significant date by associating the causes of damage with associated lesions (p = 0...
November 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206300/effects-of-mtor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-and-high-thoracic-epidural-anesthesia-on-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-autophagy-in-rats
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Wei-Qiang Huang, Jian-Lin Wen, Ri-Qi Lin, Peng Wei, Feng Huang
We investigated the role of mammalian target of rapamycin/nuclear factor-kappa B (mTOR/NF-κB) signaling pathway in high thoracic epidural anesthesia (HTEA) against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. The rat model of myocardial I/R injury was established. Ninety rats were divided into the normal, sham, I/R, eHTEA, the PDTC and HTEA + PDTC groups. ELISA was applied to detect cardiac function indexes. HE staining was conducted to observe histopathological changes of myocardial tissues, and TTC staining was performed to detect the myocardial infarction size...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205695/diminished-gastric-prokinetic-response-to-ghrelin-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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E M Besecker, A R White, G M Holmes
BACKGROUND: Patients with cervical or high-thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI) often present reduced gastric emptying and early satiety. Ghrelin provokes motility via gastric vagal neurocircuitry and ghrelin receptor agonists offer a therapeutic option for gastroparesis. We have previously shown that experimental high-thoracic injury (T3-SCI) diminishes sensitivity to another gastrointestinal peptide, cholecystokinin. This study tests the hypothesis that T3-SCI impairs the vagally mediated response to ghrelin...
December 5, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205096/anatomical-and-functional-changes-to-the-colonic-neuromuscular-compartment-after-experimental-spinal-cord-injury
#13
Amanda White, Gregory M Holmes
A profound reduction in colorectal transit time accompanies spinal cord injury (SCI), yet the colonic alterations after SCI have yet to be fully understood. The loss of descending supraspinal input to lumbosacral neural circuits innervating the colon is recognized as one causal mechanism. However, remodeling of the colonic enteric nervous system/smooth muscle junction in response to inflammation is recognized as one factor leading to colonic dysmotility in other pathophysiological models. We investigated the alterations to the neuromuscular junction in rats with experimental high-thoracic (T3) SCI...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205090/rapamycin-exacerbates-cardiovascular-dysfunction-after-complete-high-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Khalid C Eldahan, David H Cox, Jenna L Gollihue, Samir P Patel, Alexander G Rabchevsky
Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life-threatening syndrome in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) above the T6 spinal level that is characterized by episodic hypertension in response to noxious stimuli below the lesion. Maladaptive intraspinal plasticity is thought to contribute to the temporal development of AD, and experimental approaches that reduce such plasticity mitigate the severity of AD. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) has gained interest as a mediator of plasticity, regeneration and nociceptor hypersensitivity in the injured spinal cord...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204193/management-and-outcome-analysis-of-pediatric-unstable-thoracolumbar-spine-injury-large-surgical-series-with-literature-review
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REVIEW
Guru Dutta Satyarthee, M Sangani, Sumit Sinha, Deepak Agrawal
Pediatric thoracolumbar spine fractures are considered rare injuries with paucity of publication across the globe. Further, spine injuries in children are comparatively rarer, and pediatric spine differs from adults, both biomechanically and anatomically; so, adult spine management strategy cannot be applied to pediatric cases, and exact guidelines for management of pediatric spinal injury is lacking. The current study is undertaken to study epidemiology, surgical management, and outcome of pediatric dorsolumbar unstable spine injury...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203574/blunt-chest-trauma-a-clinical-chameleon
#16
REVIEW
Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Anton Sabashnikov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Alexander C Bunck, Navid Mader, Thorsten Wahlers
The incidence of blunt chest trauma (BCT) is greater than 15% of all trauma admissions to the emergency departments worldwide and is the second leading cause of death after head injury in motor vehicle accidents. The mortality due to BCT is inhomogeneously described ranging from 9% to 60%. BCT is commonly caused by a sudden high-speed deceleration trauma to the anterior chest, leading to a compression of the thorax. All thoracic structures might be injured as a result of the trauma. Complex cardiac arrhythmia, heart murmurs, hypotension, angina-like chest pain, respiratory insufficiency or distention of the jugular veins may indicate potential cardiac injury...
December 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203213/examining-the-role-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-patients-following-suspected-or-confirmed-suicide-attempts-a-case-series
#17
Adeel Abbasi, Cynthia Devers, Christopher S Muratore, Colin Harrington, Corey E Ventetuolo
The decision to offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is based on a risk/benefit assessment and the likelihood of a treatable underlying condition or the feasibility of destination therapy (durable mechanical support or thoracic organ transplantation) should heart-lung function fail to improve. Patients who present following suspected suicide attempts who fail medical therapy may pose a dilemma for clinicians. An assessment to determine if a patient has a high likelihood of psychiatric recovery such that bridging with ECMO or ultimately destination therapy could or should be offered is not always feasible in the setting of critical illness...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201481/cystic-lymphangioma-of-the-chest-wall-in-a-5-year-old-male-patient-a-rare-and-atypical-localization-a-case-report-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#18
Dimitrios Patoulias, Ioannis Patoulias, Christos Kaselas, Maria Kalogirou, Chatzopoulos Kyriakos, Farmakis Konstantinos, Thomas Feidantsis, Papacrivou Eleni
Lymphangioma is a benign congenital malformation. The extremely rare and atypical localization of a lymphangioma in the chest wall was the real motive for the present case study. A 5-year-old boy was admitted to the Emergency Department of the 1st Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, due to the presence of a mildly painful swelling in the left lateral chest wall, which was first noticed three months ago, after a blunt injury during sport. Physical examination revealed the presence of a palpable, spherical, painful, nut-sized subcutaneous lesion in the left lateral chest wall, respectively, with the anterior axillary line, at the height of the 6th to 7th intercostal space...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201192/daidzein-ameliorates-spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-induced-neurological-function-deficits-in-sprague-dawley-rats-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#19
Fan Zhang, Neng Ru, Zheng-Hui Shang, Jian-Feng Chen, Chao Yan, Yun Li, Jie Liang
Daidzein (DZ) has a broad spectrum of biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer as well as cardio- and hepatoprotective properties. The present study was designed to elucidate the in-depth mechanism underlying the neuroprotective efficacy of DZ against spinal cord ischemic/reperfusion injury (SCII) in a rat model by comparison with the standard neuroprotective agent methylprednisolone (MP). A total of 48 rats were divided into four groups of twelve rats in each (n=12). In sham-operated group (Control) group, rats received only saline (Fogarty catheter was inserted without balloon inflation), whereas rats in the SCII induction group (SCII) were subjected to SCII insult by insertion of a Fogarty balloon catheter, which was inflated in the descending thoracic aorta to cause an occlusion...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191468/malunion-of-post-traumatic-thoracolumbar-fractures
#20
REVIEW
C Mazel, L Ajavon
Thoracolumbar malunion is the result of loss of correction, insufficient correction, or even no correction (both in the frontal and sagittal planes) of a thoracolumbar fracture. The main causes are incorrect assessment of the fracture's complexity (burst fracture), its potential progression to kyphosis, and associated disc or ligament damage. It can also be the result of a poorly conducted initial treatment. The types of malunion have changed over the years because of the introduction of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty...
November 27, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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