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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318167/a-comparison-of-cervical-spine-motion-after-immobilization-with-a-traditional-spine-board-and-full-body-vacuum-mattress-splint
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Brian E Etier, Grant E Norte, Megan M Gleason, Dustin L Richter, Kelli F Pugh, Keith B Thomson, Lindsay V Slater, Joe M Hart, Stephen F Brockmeier, David R Diduch
Background: The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) advocates for cervical spine immobilization on a rigid board or vacuum splint and for removal of athletic equipment before transfer to an emergency medical facility. Purpose: To (1) compare triplanar cervical spine motion using motion capture between a traditional rigid spine board and a full-body vacuum splint in equipped and unequipped athletes, (2) assess cervical spine motion during the removal of a football helmet and shoulder pads, and (3) evaluate the effect of body mass on cervical spine motion...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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/29283970/prehospital-spine-immobilization-spinal-motion-restriction-in-penetrating-trauma-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-east
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Catherine G Velopulos, Hasan M Shihab, Lawrence Lottenberg, Marcie Feinman, Ali Raja, Jeffrey Salomone, Elliott R Haut
BACKGROUND: Spine immobilization in trauma has remained an integral part of most emergency medical services (EMS) protocols despite a lack of evidence for efficacy and concern for associated complications, especially in penetrating trauma patients. We reviewed the published evidence on the topic of prehospital spine immobilization or spinal motion restriction in adult patients with penetrating trauma to structure a Practice Management Guideline. METHODS: We conducted a Cochrane style systematic review and meta-analysis, and applied GRADE methodology to construct recommendations...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277568/effect-of-dc-%C3%A2-d-m5c-substitutions-on-the-folding-of-intramolecular-triplexes-with-mixed-tat-and-c-gc-base-triplets
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Carolyn E Carr, Rajkumar Ganugula, Ronald Shikiya, Ana Maria Soto, Luis A Marky
Oligonucleotide-directed triple helix formation has been recognized as a potential tool for targeting genes with high specificity. Cystosine methylation in the 5' position is both ubiquitous and a stable regulatory modification, which could potentially stabilize triple helix formation. In this work, we have used a combination of calorimetric and spectroscopic techniques to study the intramolecular unfolding of four triplexes and two duplexes. We used the following triplex control sequence, named Control Tri, d(AGAGAC5TCTCTC5TCTCT), where C5 are loops of five cytosines...
December 22, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244696/selective-spinal-fusion-for-neuromuscular-scoliosis-in-a-patient-with-pompe-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Atsushi Tanida, Shinji Tanishima, Tokumitsu Mihara, Aya Narita, Yoshihiro Maegaki, Hideki Nagashima
CASE: A 16-year-old girl with Pompe disease underwent surgery for scoliosis. She had been able to walk without any assistance, and kept her balance by swinging her waist. Therefore, we performed posterior selective spinal correction and fusion to avoid any adverse effects on walking ability that could occur with immobilization of the lumbosacral spine. After surgery, she was highly satisfied with her ability to perform the activities of daily living. CONCLUSION: For nonambulatory patients with scoliosis and Pompe disease, long fusion from the upper thoracic spine to the pelvis is generally required...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243998/adjacent-segment-disease-after-thoracic-pedicle-screw-fixation
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Nitin Agarwal, Robert F Heary, Prateek Agarwal
OBJECTIVE Pedicle screw fixation is a technique widely used to treat conditions ranging from spine deformity to fracture stabilization. Pedicle screws have been used traditionally in the lumbar spine; however, they are now being used with increasing frequency in the thoracic spine as a more favorable alternative to hooks, wires, or cables. Although safety concerns, such as the incidence of adjacent-segment disease (ASD) after cervical and lumbar fusions, have been reported, such issues in the thoracic spine have yet to be addressed thoroughly...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203049/the-use-of-clinical-cervical-spine-clearance-in-trauma-patients-a-literature-review
#7
Sandra Larson, Andrew U Delnat, Jill Moore
INTRODUCTION: Five million patients in America are placed in spinal immobilization annually, with only 1% to 2% of these patients suffering from an unstable cervical spine injury. Prehospital agencies are employing selective and limited immobilization practices, but there is concern that this practice misses cervical spine injuries and therefore possibly predisposes patients to worsening injuries. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted that examined literature from the last 5 years that reviewed cervical spine immobilization application and/or clearance in alert trauma patients...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200479/management-of-sub-axial-cervical-spine-injuries
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Gautam Zaveri, Gurdip Das
Sub-axial cervical spine injuries are commonly seen in patients with blunt trauma. They may be associated with spinal cord injury resulting in tetraplegia and severe permanent disability. Immobilization of the neck, maintenance of blood pressure and oxygenation, rapid clinical and radiological assessment of all injuries, and realignment of the spinal column are the key steps in the emergency management of these injuries. The role of intravenous methylprednisolone administration in acute spinal cord injuries remains controversial...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179604/anterior-screw-fixation-in-type-ii-odontoid-fracture-in-an-18-month-old-girl-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Majid Reza Farrokhi, Hamid Rezaei, Farnaz Farrokhi
Odontoid fractures are among the rare cervical spine injuries in pediatric population and thus the optimal management of these injuries is controversial. The increasing trend in road traffic accidents and improvement in diagnostic modalities has led to an increased detection of odontoid fractures in pediatric population. We herein report type II odontoid fracture in an 18-month-old girl after falling off the motorcycle leading to hyperextension and flexion injury. She was successfully treated with anterior odontoid screw fixation followed by immobilization with hard collar for 2 months...
November 28, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155232/refusal-of-cervical-spine-immobilization-after-blunt-trauma-implications-for-initial-evaluation-and-management-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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James M Tatum, Navpreet K Dhillon, Ara Ko, Eric J T Smith, Nicolas Melo, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Rigid cervical collars are routinely placed in the pre-hospital setting after significant blunt trauma. Patients who are deemed competent by field personnel (Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≥13, no major distracting injury and not grossly intoxicated) may refuse cervical collar placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all adult trauma patients presenting to a Level 1 trauma center after blunt trauma with a GCS≥13 and no distracting injury or gross intoxication from January 2014 to December 2014...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109927/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-and-halo-immobilization-is-an-effective-treatment-for-nonunion-following-traumatic-spondylolisthesis-of-the-axis
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Kohtaroh Oda, Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata, Hirotaka Haro
This case report describes a unique case involving traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis that resulted in nonunion, angulation, and displacement after conservative treatment with a cervical collar, but which was successfully achieved union with halo immobilization and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS). Halo immobilization of a traumatic spondylolisthesis in a 20-year-old patient, that previously failed to improve after wearing a cervical collar for 3 months, was immediately followed by treatment with a LIPUS device (SAFHS 4000J; Teijin Pharma, Tokyo, Japan) 20 minutes once daily to the right and left fracture sites which were located using fluoroscopic guidance...
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109636/comparison-of-polyvinyl-chloride-curved-reinforced-and-straight-reinforced-endotracheal-tubes-for-tracheal-intubation-through-airtraq%C3%A2-laryngoscope-in-anesthetized-patients
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Kush Ashokkumar Goyal, Shaji Mathew, Arun Kumar Handigodu Duggappa, Kanika P Nanda, Souvik Chaudhuri, Renganathan Sockalingam
Background and Aims: The Airtraq™ video laryngoscope facilitates tracheal intubations in patients with difficult airway or cervical spine immobilization. However, curved reinforced tracheal tube and straight reinforced tracheal tubes are useful where neck of the patient is likely to be moved or flexed or if patient is in prone position, wherein nonreinforced endotracheal tube (ETT) might get kinked and/or compressed. We compared intubation success rate of curved and straight reinforced tracheal tubes with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tracheal tube using Airtaq™ laryngoscope in paralyzed and anesthetized patients...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103789/an-in-situ-simulation-based-educational-outreach-project-for-pediatric-trauma-care-in-a-rural-trauma-system
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Lilly Bayouth, Sarah Ashley, Jackie Brady, Bryan Lake, Morgan Keeter, David Schiller, Walter C Robey, Stephen Charles, Kari M Beasley, Eric A Toschlog, Shannon W Longshore
BACKGROUND: Outcome disparities between urban and rural pediatric trauma patients persist, despite regionalization of trauma systems. Rural patients are initially transported to the nearest emergency department (ED), where pediatric care is infrequent. We aim to identify educational intervention targets and increase provider experience via pediatric trauma simulation. METHODS: Prospective study of simulation-based pediatric trauma resuscitation was performed at three community EDs...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095408/impact-of-iliac-instrumentation-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-adult-spine-deformity
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Mar Pérez Martin-Buitrago, Javier Pizones, Francisco Javier Sánchez Perez-Grueso, Mariana Díaz Almirón, Alba Vila-Casademunt, Ibrahim Obeid, Ahmet Alanay, Frank Kleinstück, Emre R Acaroglu, Ferran Pellisé
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective comparative analysis of data collected prospectively in an adult spine deformity (ASD) multicenter database. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of the iliac screws on the quality of life of ASD patients compared with those instrumented above the pelvis (L5/S1/S2). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The impact on patient's daily activities and functions, of immobilizing the sacroiliac joint with iliac screws for the treatment of ASD is still underexplored...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081394/a-case-of-asymptomatic-occipital-condyle-fracture-with-incomplete-occipito-cervical-dislocation-how-did-it-happen
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P Anania, P Fiaschi, P F Sbaffi, G L Zona
Atlanto-occipital dislocation (AODs) is a lesion rarely observed in a trauma center, due to high mortality in the preclinical phase. The number of AODs survivors is increasing thanks to the improvement in prehospital resuscitation. Our goal is to describe a case of incomplete atlanto-occipital dislocation presented without any neurological, cardio-respiratory, or metabolic problems, which remained constant even after surgical treatment. Our purpose is also to discuss treatment approaches to minimize subsequent neurological deficits...
October 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033382/clinical-pathological-correlations-in-three-patients-with-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva
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Kelly L Wentworth, Katherine Bigay, Tea V Chan, Jennifer P Ho, Blanca M Morales, Joseph Connor, Erin Brooks, M Shahriar Salamat, Henry Charles Sanchez, Geoffrey Wool, Robert J Pignolo, Frederick S Kaplan, Edward C Hsiao
OBJECTIVE: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare genetic disorder in which heterotopic bone forms in the soft tissues. This often occurs in response to injury or inflammation, leading to joint immobilization and significant disability. There are currently no definitive treatment options for this devastating disease. Although the most dramatic phenotype in FOP is the episodic and progressive heterotopic ossification, patients report a number of symptoms that affect other organ systems...
October 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981579/comparison-of-the-paediatric-blade-of-the-pentax-aws-and-ovassapian-airway-in-fibreoptic-tracheal-intubation-in-patients-with-limited-mouth-opening-and-cervical-spine-immobilization-by-a-semi-rigid-neck-collar-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
D H Kim, J Y Yoo, S Y Ha, Y J Chae
Background: We compared the performances of the paediatric blade of a Pentax Airway Scope and an Ovassapian airway in fibreoptic tracheal intubation in patients whose necks were stabilized by semi-rigid neck collars. Methods: Ninety patients were enrolled in this prospective, open-label, randomized controlled trial. Patients were randomly allocated to one of two groups (Group OVA-FOB and Group AWS-FOB). The time to tracheal intubation, success rate of tracheal intubation, number of optimization manoeuvres (jaw thrust), and difficulty of manipulation of the fibreoptic bronchoscope were compared between the groups...
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974863/a-feasibility-study-on-the-use-of-tomotherapy-megavoltage-computed-tomography-images-for-palliative-patient-treatment-planning
#18
Yunfei Hu, Mikel Byrne, Ben Archibald-Heeren, Matthew Squires, Amy Teh, Kylie Seiffert, Sonja Cheers, Yang Wang
Dedicated rapid access palliative radiation therapy improves patients' access to care, allowing more timely treatment which would positively impact on quality of life. The TomoTherapy (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA) system provides megavoltage (MV) fan-beam computed tomography (FBCT) as the image guidance technique, and a module called "statRT" that allows the use of these MV FBCT images for direct planning. The possibility of using this imaging modality for palliative radiotherapy treatment planning is assessed against accepted planning CT standards by performing tests following AAPM TG 66 and an end-to-end measurement...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960819/circumferential-reconstruction-of-subaxial-cervical-and-cervicothoracic-spine-by-simultaneously-combined-anterior-posterior-approaches-in-the-sitting-position
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Yue Han, Xin-Long Ma, Yong-Cheng Hu, Jun Miao, Ji-Dong Zhang, Jian-Qiang Bai, Qun Xia
OBJECTIVE: To introduce and analyze the feasibility of a new surgical strategy for circumferential reconstruction of subaxial cervical and cervicothoracic spine by simultaneously combined anterior-posterior approach in the sitting position. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for seven patients who underwent the above surgical procedure between July 2011 and January 2015. Among the seven patients, there were six men and one woman, with an average age of 52 years (range, 36-79 years)...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953308/et-view-compared-to-direct-laryngoscopy-in-patients-with-immobilized-cervical-spine-by-unexperienced-physicians-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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Katarzyna Karczewska, Lukasz Szarpak, Jacek Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Jerzy Robert Ladny, Wojciech Wieczorek, Oliver Robak, Michael Frass, Sanchit Ahuja, Kurt Ruetzler
BACKGROUND: Immobilization of the cervical spine is indicated in all patients with the potential risk of any cervical spine injury. Airway management in these patients is challenging and direct laryngoscopy is the standard of care. Videolaryngoscopes like the ET-View were introduced into clinical practice to provide better airway visualization and ease intubation. The ET-View is essentially a conventional endotracheal tube, but is equipped with a miniature camera on the tip. The ET-View has not been investigated in patients with immobilized cervical spine so far...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
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