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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214618/deep-neck-flexor-endurance-in-the-adolescent-and-young-adult-normative-data-and-associated-attributes
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Nathan F Jarman, Toby Brooks, C Roger James, Troy Hooper, Mark Wilhelm, Jean-Michel Brismée, Manuel A Domenech, Stanley J Kotara, Phillip S Sizer
BACKGROUND: Deep neck flexor (DNF) muscles stabilize the neck and contribute to head acceleration control. The function of DNF in cervical spine dynamic stabilization has not been examined in athletes of any age group, including adolescents. This investigation was necessary prior to studying the DNF muscles' role in cervical spine injury patterns. OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine average Deep Neck Flexor Endurance Test (DNFET) time scores in high school and university-aged subjects (ages 14-22); and (2) To establish the relationship between gender and age for adolescent DNFET time scores...
February 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213934/transverse-process-anatomy-as-a-guide-to-vertebral-artery-exposure-during-anterior-cervical-spine-approach-a-cadaveric-study
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Ali Nourbakhsh, Jinping Yang, Howard McMahan, Kim Garges
INTRODUCTION: Safe exposure of the vertebral artery (VA) is needed during resection of tumors close to the artery and during repair of lacerations. We defined the anatomy of the anterior root of each transverse process (TP) from C3 to C6 for identification and exposure of the VA during the anterior approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the anatomy of the TP and assessed two approaches for safe identification of the VA, lateral to medial and medial to lateral dissection of the TP, in 20 cadavers...
February 18, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213693/erratum-to-impact-of-old-age-on-patient-report-outcomes-and-cost-utility-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-for-degenerative-spine-disease
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Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, J Alex Sielatycki, Ahilan Sivaganesan, Harrison F Kay, Joseph B Wick, Matthew J McGirt, Clinton J Devin
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February 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213193/anterior-surgical-fixation-for-cervical-spine-flexion-distraction-injuries
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Andrew Jack, Godefroy Hardy-St-Pierre, Mitchell Wilson, Godwin Choy, Richard Fox, Andrew Nataraj
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical management for flexion-distraction cervical spine injuries remains controversial with current guidelines recommending anterior, posterior, and circumferential approaches. Here, we determined the incidence of and examined risk factors for clinical and radiographic failure in patients with one segment cervical distraction injuries having undergone anterior surgical fixation. METHODS: A retrospective review of 57 consecutive patients undergoing anterior fixation for subaxial flexion-distraction cervical injuries between 2008-2012 at our institution was performed...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207668/impact-of-obesity-on-outcomes-in-adults-undergoing-elective-posterior-cervical-fusion
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Kevin Phan, Parth Kothari, Nathan J Lee, Sohaib Virk, Jun S Kim, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of obesity (body mass Index > 30) on postoperative morbidity and mortality after elective posterior cervical fusion in adults. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In those with spine disease, obesity has been shown to portend poorer general and disease-specific functional health status. The effect of obesity on outcomes after spine surgery, especially posterior cervical fusion, however, remains unclear...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207663/role-of-ethnicity-in-alignment-compensation-propensity-matched-analysis-of-differential-compensatory-mechanism-recruitment-patterns-for-sagittal-malalignment-in-288-asd-patients-from-japan-korea-and-united-states
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Bassel G Diebo, Isaac Gammal, Yoon Ha, Seung Hwan Yoon, Jae Won Chang, Byeongwoo Kim, Morio Matsumoto, Yu Yamato, Daisaku Takeuchi, Naobumi Hosogane, Mitsuru Yagi, Hiroshi Taneichi, Frank Schwab, Virginie Lafage, Christopher Ames
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of adult spinal deformity patients in a multiethnic database. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of ethnicity on recruitment of compensatory mechanisms for sagittal spinal deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: While the impacts of age, sex, and pelvic morphology on the ability to compensate for sagittal malalignment have been investigated, the role of ethnicity in compensatory mechanism recruitment is poorly understood...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207657/3-tesla-kinematic-mri-of-the-cervical-spine-for-evaluation-of-adjacent-level-disease-after-monosegmental-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-arthroplasty-results-of-2-year-follow-up
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Steffen K Fleck, Soenke Langner, Christian Rosenstengel, Rebecca Kessler, Marc Matthes, Jan-Uwe Müller, Inga Langner, Sascha Marx, Henry W S Schroeder
STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively evaluated adjacent disc levels after anterior cervical discectomy and arthroplasty (ACDA) using kinematic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and plain functional radiographs. OBJECTIVE: ACDA is an established treatment for degenerative cervical disc disease. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of kinematic MRI for assessing the range of motion (ROM) before and after ACDA compared with plain functional radiographs and to evaluate adjacent degenerative disc disease (aDDD) at mid-term follow-up...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205412/an-investigation-of-dimensional-scaling-using-cervical-spine-motion-segment-finite-element-models
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Dilaver Singh, Duane S Cronin
The paucity of experimental data for validating computational models of different statures underscores the need for appropriate scaling methods so that models can be verified and validated using experimental data. Scaling was investigated using 50(th) percentile male (M50) and 5(th) percentile female (F05) cervical spine motion segment (C4-C5) finite element models subject to tension, flexion and extension loading. Two approaches were undertaken: geometric scaling of the models to investigate size effects (volumetric scaling) and scaling of the force-displacement or moment-angle model results (data scaling)...
February 15, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204844/safe-placement-of-lateral-mass-screw-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-a-case-series
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Di Zhang, Xianda Gao, Jiang Jiang, Fanlong Kong, Yong Shen, Wenyuan Ding, Xiufang Hao, Huixian Cui
PURPOSE: Laminectomy with lateral mass screw fixation has been proven to be an effective method to treat the multilevel cervical degenerative myelopathy and severe cervical spondylosis. However, accurate and safe insertion of the lateral mass screw is technically demanding due to the individual variations of the anatomy of the lateral mass of the subaxial cervical spine. Misplaced lateral mass screw is not uncommon, and operation-related complications still beset the surgeons, which may impair the clinical outcomes...
February 15, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198524/morphometric-analysis-of-the-uncinate-processes-of-the-cervical-vertebrae
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Necdet Kocabiyik, Nurcan Ercikti, Selcuk Tunali
BACKGROUND: Uncinate processes are distinct features unique to cervical vertebrae. They consistently found on posterolateral aspect of the superior end plate of third to seventh cervical vertebrae. In this study, we investigated the morphology of the uncinate processes with a particular emphasis on the regional anatomy and clinical significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 63 vertebrae. The width, height and length of uncinate processes were measured with a digital caliper...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196505/clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-for-primary-spinal-epidural-lymphoma-report-on-36-chinese-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Le Xiong, Ling-Min Liao, Jian-Wu Ding, Zhi-Lin Zhang, An-Wen Liu, Long Huang
BACKGROUND: Due to the uncommon nature of primary spinal epidural lymphomas (PSELs), there has been little research looking at prognostic indicators for the tumor. To our knowledge, this is the largest study to evaluate possible clinical and pathologic prognostic factors in PSEL patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 130 cases of PSEL, including 36 Chinese patients and 94 published case reports from 1985 to 2015. Patient treatment regimens included surgery (S; n = 119), surgery followed by chemotherapy (S + CT; n = 25), surgery followed by radiotherapy (S + RT; n = 26), and surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy (S + CT + RT; n = 50)...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196468/posterior-pedicle-screw-fixation-to-treat-lower-cervical-fractures-associated-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-retrospective-study-of-35-cases
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Liang Yan, Zhenguo Luo, Baorong He, Jijun Liu, Dingjun Hao
BACKGROUND: The most common site of fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is the cervical spine, especially the lower cervical spine and cervicothoracic junction. The optimal treatment for cervical spine fractures secondary to AS is controversial. This study aimed to explore the effects of posterior pedicle screw fixation alone on fractures of the lower cervical spine in patients with AS. METHODS: From January 2006 to January 2013, a total of 35 patients with AS and a lower cervical spine fracture were treated using only posterior cervical/thoracic pedicle screw fixation...
February 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192269/anterior-transposition-of-anomalous-tortuous-vertebral-artery-causing-cervical-radiculopathy-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-literature
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Doris D Wang, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Stephen T Magill, Michael T Lawton
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy secondary to compression from vertebral artery (VA) tortuosity is a rare entity. OBJECTIVE: To describe successful transposition of tortuous VA loops causing cervical radiculopathy through an anterolateral approach. METHODS: Two patients with cervical radiculopathy (first case at C5-6 and second case at C3-4) secondary to anomalous VA loop compression underwent anterolateral approaches to the cervical spine for decompression and VA transposition...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
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Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187803/management-of-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries
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C D Shank, B C Walters, M N Hadley
Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disease process affecting tens of thousands of people across the USA each year. Despite the increase in primary prevention measures, such as educational programs, motor vehicle speed limits, automobile running lights, and safety technology that includes automobile passive restraint systems and airbags, SCIs continue to carry substantial permanent morbidity and mortality. Medical measures implemented following the initial injury are designed to limit secondary insult to the spinal cord and to stabilize the spinal column in an attempt to decrease devastating sequelae...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187797/airway-management-and-mechanical-ventilation-in-acute-brain-injury
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D B Seder, J Bösel
Patients with acute neurologic disease often develop respiratory failure, the management of which profoundly affects brain physiology and long-term functional outcomes. This chapter reviews airway management and mechanical ventilation of patients with acute brain injury, offering practical strategies to optimize treatment of respiratory failure and minimize secondary brain injury. Specific concerns that are addressed include physiologic changes during intubation and ventilation such as the effects on intracranial pressure and brain perfusion; cervical spine management during endotracheal intubation; the role of tracheostomy; and how ventilation and oxygenation are utilized to minimize ischemia-reperfusion injury and cerebral metabolic distress...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186477/bilateral-sagittal-split-mandibular-osteotomies-for-enhanced-exposure-of-the-anterior-cervical-spine-in-children-technical-note
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Michael Karsy, Neal Moores, Faizi Siddiqi, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Robert J Bollo
The bilateral sagittal split mandibular osteotomy (BSSMO), a common maxillofacial technique for expanding the oropharynx during treatment of micrognathia, is a rarely employed but useful adjunct to improve surgical access to the ventral cervical spine in children. Specifically, it provides enhanced exposure of the craniocervical junction in the context of midface hypoplasia, and of the subaxial cervical spine in children with severe kyphosis. The authors describe their technique for BSSMO and evaluate long-term outcomes in patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185148/simultaneous-lateral-ponticle-with-facet-like-depression-and-epitransverse-process-of-the-atlas
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Jocelyn Gonzales, Vlad Voin, Joe Iwanaga, Cameron Schmidt, Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
The lateral ponticle and epitransverse process are rare anatomical variations found on the atlas vertebra of the cervical spine. When a lateral ponticle occurs, an abnormal bony bridge extends from the superior articular facet to the transverse process. This bony bridge bisects the transverse foramen wherein the vertebral artery normally lies. In this case report, we describe a C1 specimen from an adult male with a lateral ponticle on the right side and an epitransverse process on the left side. Additionally, an articular facet-like structure was also found on the lateral ponticle's surface...
February 9, 2017: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184249/atlantoaxial-rotatory-fixation-as-a-rare-complication-from-head-positioning-in-otologic-surgery-report-of-two-cases-in-young-children
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Hiroshi Sakaida, Koji Akeda, Akihiro Sudo, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial rotatory fixation is a condition in which the first and second vertebrae of the cervical spine become interlocked in a rotated position. This condition can result in serious consequences and thus have a significant impact on patients, especially when diagnosis and treatment are delayed. Some cases of atlantoaxial rotatory fixation have been described in association with otologic surgery or plastic surgery involving the ear. We present the cases of two pediatric patients who developed atlantoaxial rotatory fixation following otologic surgery and we review the relevant literature...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182597/surgical-treatment-for-subaxial-cervical-facet-dislocations-with-incomplete-or-without-neurological-deficit-a-prospective-study-of-52-cases
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Xingjie Jiang, Yu Yao, Mingchen Yu, Yong Cao, Huilin Yang
BACKGROUND This study aimed to treat patients with subaxial cervical facet dislocations with incomplete or without neurological deficit by a prospectively designed surgical protocol and observe the short-term clinical outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-two consecutive subaxial cervical dislocation patients with incomplete or without neurological deficit were enrolled. The surgical strategy was determined based on whether or not the initial anterior closed reduction was successful and whether or not the patients were simultaneously combined with traumatic disc herniation (TDH)...
February 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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