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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650884/can-surgeon-demographic-factors-predict-postoperative-complication-rates-after-elective-spinal-fusion
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Danielle S Chun, Ralph W Cook, Joseph A Weiner, Michael S Schallmo, Kathryn A Barth, Sameer K Singh, Ryan D Freshman, Alpesh A Patel, Wellington K Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: Determine whether surgeon demographic factors influence postoperative complication rates after elective spine fusion procedures. BACKGROUND: Surgeon demographic factors have been shown to impact decision making in the management of degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Complication rates are frequently reported outcome measurements used to evaluate surgical treatments, quality-of-care, and determine health care reimbursements...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650879/novel-angular-measures-of-cervical-deformity-account-for-upper-cervical-compensation-and-sagittal-alignment
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Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Renaud Lafage, Shaleen Vira, Daniel Sciubba, Alex Soroceanu, Kojo Hamilton, Justin Smith, Peter G Passias, Gregory Mundis, Robert Hart, Frank Schwab, Eric Klineberg, Christopher Shaffrey, Virginie Lafage, Christopher Ames
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of a prospective multicenter database. OBJECTIVE: This study introduces 2 new cervical alignment measures accounting for both cervical deformity (CD) and upper cervical compensation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Current descriptions of CD like the C2-C7 sagittal vertical axis (cSVA) do not account for compensatory mechanisms such as C0-C2 lordosis and pelvic tilt, which makes surgical planning difficult...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648218/innovative-information-technology-powered-population-health-care-management-improves-outcomes-and-reduces-hospital-readmissions-and-emergency-department-visits
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Sharon Anderson, Michele Campbell, Donna Mahoney, Ann Kathryn Muther, Janice Nevin, Patricia Resnik, Tabassum Salam, Terri Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic conditions are often the most frequent users of health care. Moreover, adapting to developments in one's illness, understanding how to self-manage a chronic illness, and sharing information between primary care and specialty providers, can be a full-time job for someone with a chronic illness. In response to these challenges, Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Delaware) developed Care Link, an information technology (IT)-enhanced care management support to enable populations of patients to achieve better clinical outcomes at lower cost...
July 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648141/anesthetic-management-of-spontaneous-cervical-epidural-hematoma-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Mehdi Samali, Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Achraf Tahri, Mustapha Bensghir, Charki Haimeur
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma during pregnancy is a quite rare event requiring emergent decompressive surgery in the majority of cases to prevent permanent neurological damage. Therefore, there is little data in the literature regarding anesthetic management of cervical localization during pregnancy. The potential for difficult airway management with the patient under general anesthesia is one of the major concerns that needs to be addressed to prevent further cord compression...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648003/-curative-effect-analysis-of-15-cases-of-cervical-intra-and-extra-spinal-tumors-by-microsurgical-resection
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Y Han, X L Zheng, L Li, Z Q Jiang, F Y Lou, S J Zhang
Objective: To explore the curative effect of microsurgical treatment of cervical intra- and extra-spinal tumors. Methods: The clinical data of 15 patients with cervical intra-and extra-spinal tumors in Department of Neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College from January 2013 to February 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. According to Shaw's tumor stage: 6 cases in stage Ⅰ, 5 cases in stage Ⅱ, 3 cases in stage Ⅲ, and 1 case in stage Ⅳ. About the surgical methods: 9 cases were treated via posterior median semi-laminectomy approach, of which were internal fixation in 2 cases, and via posterior median approach spinous process and vertebral plate complex orthotopic replantation to spinal canal plasty in 3 cases, other 3 cases were operated via anterior cervical approach, including internal fixation in 1 case...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647656/delayed-retroclival-and-cervical-spinal-subdural-hematoma-complicated-by-pre-existing-chiari-malformation-in-an-adult-trauma-patient
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Ha Nguyen, Hoon Choi, Shekar Kurpad, Hesham Soliman
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma involving the retroclival region and upper cervical spine is a rare pathology. To our knowledge, there have only been two prior cases in an adult trauma patient. We describe a patient with pre-existing Chiari 1 malformation, who recently sustained a unilateral Type 1 OCF (occipital condyle fracture) with associated disruption of the tectorial membrane and transverse ligament, that returned with a retroclival subdural hematoma extending down to C7, causing spinal cord compression and symptomatic obstructive hydrocephalus...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647095/increased-detection-of-blunt-carotid-and-vertebral-artery-injury-after-implementation-of-diagnostic-imaging-pathway-in-level-1-trauma-centre-in-western-australia
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Manimaran Sinnathamby, Sudhakar V Rao, Dieter G Weber
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Blunt Carotid Artery and Vertebral Artery Injury (BCVI) is relatively low in modern trauma practice. However, these injuries may be associated with severe neurological consequences. Following the introduction of a Diagnostic Imaging Pathway in Department of Health of Western Australia, we hypothesized that this injury would be less likely to be missed, and accordingly diagnosed more frequently. METHOD: A review of all major trauma (Injury Severity Scale>15) admissions at the State Major Trauma Centre in Royal Perth Hospital was undertaken from 1995 until 2013...
June 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646129/microscope-enhanced-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-anterior-cervical-surgery-for-managing-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Mingxiao Sun, Lili Kong, Zhaofu Jiang, Liming Li, Bing Lu
BACKGROUND We aimed to compare microscope-assisted anterior cervical surgery with traditional open-base surgery for treating cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients were grouped into microscope-assisted anterior cervical surgery group (case group, n=30) and conventional anterior cervical surgery group (control group, n=30). Baseline characteristics, intraoperative and post-operative indexes including operation time, blood loss amount, duration of hospitalization, visual analogue scale (VAS), and complication rate were recorded...
June 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645676/a-journey-through-growth-plates-tracking-differences-in-morphology-and-regulation-between-the-spine-and-long-bones-in-a-pig-model
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Adalbert Raimann, Alireza Javanmardi, Monika Egerbacher, Gabriele Haeusler
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The process of linear growth is driven by axial elongation of both long bones and vertebral bodies and accomplished by enchondral ossification. Differences in regulation between the two skeletal sites are mirrored clinically by the age course in body proportions. Whereas growth plates in long bones can easily be discriminated, vertebral growth plates are part of the cartilaginous endplate, which typically shows important species differences. PURPOSE: To describe and compare histological, histomorphometric and regulatory characteristics in the growth plates of the spine and long bones in a porcine model...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645289/degenerative-changes-of-the-canine-cervical-spine-after-discectomy-procedures-an-in-vivo-study
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Peter Grunert, Yu Moriguchi, Brian P Grossbard, Rodolfo J Ricart Arbona, Lawrence J Bonassar, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Discectomies are a common surgical treatment for disc herniations in the canine spine. However, the effect of these procedures on intervertebral disc tissue is not fully understood. The objective of this study was to assess degenerative changes of cervical spinal segments undergoing discectomy procedures, in vivo. RESULTS: Discectomies led to a 60% drop in disc height and 24% drop in foraminal height. Segments did not fuse but showed osteophyte formation as well as endplate sclerosis...
June 23, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641774/membranous-nephropathy-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Xiangling Li, YanQiang Wang
Membranous nephropathy (MN) accompanying Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) has rarely been described previously. We recently presented a 45-year-old Chinese male presenting with recurrent lower extremity pitting edema, or eyelid edema, proteinuria and hyperlipidemia. especially intractable hiccup and vomiting, painful tonic spasm (PTS) as the revealing symptom of a demyelinating disorder of central nervous system. The kindey biopsy specimen showed MN stage 2. Serological testing revealed antibodies AQP4, MRI head and spine revealed medulla oblongata and C1-C2 cervical vertebra lesions...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641450/musculoskeletal-dysfunction-in-migraine-patients
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Kerstin Luedtke, Wiebke Starke, Arne May
Objective The aim of this project was to evaluate the prevalence and pattern of musculoskeletal dysfunctions in migraine patients using a rigorous methodological approach and validating an international consensus cluster of headache assessment tests. Methods A physiotherapist, blinded towards the diagnosis, examined 138 migraine patients (frequent episodic and chronic), recruited at a specialised headache clinic, and 73 age and gender matched healthy controls following a standardised protocol. Eleven tests, previously identified in an international consensus procedure, were used to evaluate cervical and thoracic musculoskeletal dysfunctions...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640778/a-cohort-study-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-screening-in-children-are-they-just-little-adults
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Mackenzie R Cook, Cordelie E Witt, Robert H Bonow, Eileen M Bulger, Ken F Linnau, Saman Arbabi, Bryce R H Robinson, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) are rare with nonspecific predictors, making optimal screening critical. Radiation concerns magnify these issues in children. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) criteria, the Utah score (US) and the Denver criteria (DC) have been advocated for pediatric BCVI screening, though direct comparison is lacking. We hypothesized that current screening guidelines inaccurately identify pediatric BCVI. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of pediatric trauma patients treated from 2005-2015 with radiographically confirmed BCVI...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640124/comparison-of-the-temperature-and-humidity-in-the-anesthetic-breathing-circuit-among-different-anesthetic-workstations-updated-guidelines-for-reporting-parallel-group-randomized-trials
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Yoon Ji Choi, Sam Hong Min, Jeong Jun Park, Jang Eun Cho, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Suk Min Yoon
BACKGROUND: For patients undergoing general anesthesia, adequate warming and humidification of the inspired gases is very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in the heat and moisture content of the inspired gases with low-flow anesthesia using 4 different anesthesia machines. METHODS: The patients were divided into 11 groups according to the anesthesia machine used (Ohmeda, Excel; Avance; Dräger, Cato; and Primus) and the fresh gas flow (FGF) rate (0...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640106/the-outcome-of-eosinophilic-granuloma-involving-unilateral-atlantoaxial-joint-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yu Song, Wen Geng, Tao Guo, Yong Gao, Yukun Zhang, Shuai Li, Kun Wang, Ji Tu, Cao Yang
RATIONALE: Solitary eosinophilic granuloma (EG), the most benign, common form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, has a self-limiting process and is associated with a good prognosis. Immobilization is recommended as the first treatment strategy for solitary EG, although the treatment protocols are still controversial. Radiotherapy and surgery are secondary treatment choices. Lesions of the upper cervical spine react differently to treatment because of their specific anatomical and motor features...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639571/recurrence-factors-in-giant-cell-tumors-of-the-spine
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Han-Qiang Ouyang, Liang Jiang, Xiao-Guang Liu, Feng Wei, Shao-Min Yang, Na Meng, Ping Jiang, Miao Yu, Feng-Liang Wu, Lei Dang, Hua Zhou, Hua Zhang, Zhong-Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are benign, locally aggressive tumors. We examined the rate of local recurrence of spinal GCTs and sought to identify recurrence factors in patients who underwent surgery. METHODS: Between 1995 and 2014, 94 mobile spine GCT patients were treated at our hospital, comprising 43 male and 51 female patients with an average age of 33.4 years. Piecemeal intralesional spondylectomy and total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) were performed...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638950/surgical-treatment-for-metastases-of-the-cervical-spine
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Farzam Vazifehdan, Vasilios G Karantzoulis, Vasilios G Igoumenou
BACKGROUND: There are limited information and inconclusive results for the management of patients with cervical spine metastases. Therefore, we performed this study to evaluate the survival and outcome of these patients, and the surgical risk and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied 24 patients [14 men and 10 women; mean age, 71 years (range 54-89 years)], with cervical spine metastases, who underwent palliative surgical treatment, from December 2010 to December 2016...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637303/management-of-acute-unilateral-nondisplaced-subaxial-cervical-facet-fractures
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Aditya Vedantam, Jared Steven Fridley, Jovany Cruz Navarro, Shankar P Gopinath
BACKGROUND: Few studies have focused on the management of patients with nondisplaced cervical facet fractures. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of successful nonoperative management and risk factors for instability in patients with acute traumatic, unilateral, nondisplaced cervical facet fractures. METHODS: We reviewed patients with single or multilevel unilateral nondisplaced or minimally displaced subaxial cervical facet fractures between 2008 and 2014...
June 14, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637120/is-tutobone-an-efficient-alternative-to-other-implants-used-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgeries
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Savithru Kumar Prakash, Nitin Mukerji, Fredrik Prem Nath
BACKGROUND: The graft site morbidity following iliac crest harvesting is significant. To overcome this, different bone substitutes like coral dowels, solvent dissolved bovine/human bone substitutes, and carbon fiber/titanium cages have been used. This study was undertaken to assess the postoperative radiological fusion rates and symptom relief in patients who had Tutobone used as an interbody spacer compared to autologous bone graft (ABG), cages, surgibone and coral dowels. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634562/a-simple-bone-cyst-in-cervical-vertebrae-of-an-adolescent-patient
#20
Adriana Bruges Boude, Lina González Vásquez, Fernando Alvarado-Gomez, María Constanza Bedoya, Andrés Rodríguez-Múnera, Luis Carlos Morales-Saenz
INTRODUCTION: Spinal simple bone cysts, also known as solitary cysts, are extremely unusual benign primary bone tumors with few cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Incidental Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) finding of a C2 Simple bone cyst in a 13-year-old female patient is reported. Complementary studies suggested the benign nature of the lesion. Patient underwent cervical curettage followed by tumor excision. A lateral submandibular approach to the upper cervical spine was used and careful bone resection was possible with a radiofrequency assisted burr and no instrumentation or fixation was required...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
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