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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656630/etiopathogenesis-of-traumatic-spinal-epidural-hematoma
#1
Francesco Ciro Tamburrelli, Maria Concetta Meluzio, Giulia Masci, Andrea Perna, Aaron Burrofato, Luca Proietti
Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a rare cause of nerve root or cord compression; its pathogenesis is not always clearly recognizable. The aim of this paper was to investigate possible etiopathological factors in a consecutive series of patients affected by traumatic SEH treated at our institution. Seven patients with neurologic impairment due to traumatic SEH were retrospectively analyzed after diagnosis and surgical treatment. Thoracic localization was found in 5 cases, and lumbar and cervical localization were found in 1 patient each...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656629/differences-in-cervical-sagittal-alignment-changes-in-patients-undergoing-laminoplasty-and-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
#2
Su Hun Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Jun Seok Lee, Dong Ha Kim, Soon Ki Sung, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and laminoplasty (LP) are the most commonly performed procedures for degenerative cervical spondylosis. Cervical sagittal alignment (CSA) has recently been studied as an important predictor of clinical and radiological outcomes. The data from previous studies are insufficient for analysis using the recently designed CSA parameters, T1 slope (T1s), and T1s minus cervical angle (T1sCA). METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from patients who underwent ACDF and LP from January 2013 to May 2016...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656628/cerebral-thromboembolic-events-during-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-retrospective-case-series-study-with-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-follow-up-in-the-immediate-postoperative-period
#3
Seok-Won Chung, Min-Soo Kang, Sang-Ho Lee, Shin-Young Lee, Yong-Hwan Shin, Chan-Hong Park
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in detecting perioperative cerebral thromboembolic events after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS: This retrospective case series included 51 consecutive patients that underwent ACDF. To assess baseline presence of plaque or stenosis, all patients were assessed for risk factors of cerebrovascular events and underwent carotid ultrasound preoperatively and cerebral DW-MRI was performed in all patients postoperatively, with areas of high signal intensity interpreted as a cerebral thromboembolic event...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656627/ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-in-cervical-spine-prevalence-management-and-prognosis
#4
REVIEW
Jau-Ching Wu, Yu-Chun Chen, Wen-Cheng Huang
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the cervical spine and related neurological complications are not uncommon in East Asian countries. The estimated prevalence of cervical OPLL-related hospitalization is 7.7 per 100,000 person-years in Taiwan, and higher incidence rates have been observed in elderly and male patients. Although cervical OPLL is frequently insidious, it can eventually cause myelopathy and predispose patients to spinal cord injury (SCI). There are multiple options for managing cervical OPLL, ranging from observation to many kinds of surgical procedures, including posterior laminoplasty, laminectomy with or without fusion, anterior corpectomy with or without instrumentation, and circumferential decompression and fusion...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656624/health-care-burden-of-spinal-diseases-in-the-republic-of-korea-analysis-of-a-nationwide-database-from-2012-through-2016
#5
Chang-Hyun Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Chi Heon Kim, Ji-Woong Kwon
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the incidence and analyze trends related to spinal diseases based on a national database in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and to elucidate the healthcare burden that will serve as a useful resource for researchers, clinicians, and patients. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of data obtained from Healthcare Bigdata Hub, the Korean Statistical Information Service, and Open Data Portal from 2012 through 2016. The main disease codes for spinal diseases (M40-M54) were used for identification of these conditions...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656623/superior-and-middle-cluneal-nerve-entrapment-as-a-cause-of-low-back-pain
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REVIEW
Toyohiko Isu, Kyongsong Kim, Daijiro Morimoto, Naotaka Iwamoto
Low back pain (LBP) is encountered frequently in clinical practice. The superior and the middle cluneal nerves (SCN and MCN) are cutaneous nerves that are purely sensory. They dominate sensation in the lumbar area and the buttocks, and their entrapment around the iliac crest can elicit LBP. The reported incidence of SCN entrapment (SCN-E) in patients with LBP is 1.6%-14%. SCN-E and MCN entrapment (MCN-E) produce leg symptoms in 47%-84% and 82% of LBP patients, respectively. In such patients, pain is exacerbated by lumbar movements, and the symptoms mimic radiculopathy due to lumbar disorder...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656621/effect-of-myoarchitectonic-spinolaminoplasty-on-concurrent-hypertension-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#7
Kazushige Itoki, Ryu Kurokawa, Tetsuro Shingo, Phyo Kim
OBJECTIVE: When treating patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), we often note amelioration in concomitant hypertension after surgery. To assess the effects of surgery and the mechanisms thereof, blood pressure (BP) and parasympathetic nervous activity were monitored prospectively in CSM patients undergoing surgery. METHODS: Sixty-eight consecutive CSM patients who underwent surgery with myoarchitectonic spinolaminoplasty were enrolled. BP and electrocardiography were recorded preoperatively and at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656619/impact-of-resident-involvement-in-neurosurgery-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database-analysis-of-33-977-patients
#8
Andreea Seicean, Prateek Kumar, Sinziana Seicean, Duncan Neuhauser, Warren R Selman, Nicholas C Bambakidis
OBJECTIVE: There is conflicting and limited literature on the effect of intraoperative resident involvement on surgical outcomes. Our study assessed effects of resident involvement on outcomes in patients undergoing neurosurgery. METHODS: We identified 33,977 adult neurosurgical cases from 374 hospitals in the 2006-2012 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, a prospectively collected national database with established reproducibility and validity. Outcomes were compared according to resident involvement before and after 1:1 matching on procedure and perioperative risk factors...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656614/6-minute-walk-test-predicts-prolonged-hospitalization-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-by-mitraclip
#9
Mike Saji, Marc R Katz, Gorav Ailawadi, Timothy S Welch, Dale E Fowler, Jamie L W Kennedy, James D Bergin, Ivandito Kuntjoro, John M Dent, Michael Ragosta, D Scott Lim
BACKGROUND: The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is a simple functional test that can predict exercise capacity and is widely employed to assess treatment outcomes. Although mortality with transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) using the MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Menlo Park, CA) is significantly less than for open mitral valve surgery in high-risk patients, identifying which patient will benefit the most from TMVr remains a concern. There are limited prognostic metrics guiding patient selection and, no studies have reported relationship between prolonged hospitalization and 6MWT...
April 15, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656611/modified-breath-hold-compressed-sensing-3d-mr-cholangiopancreatography-with-a-small-field-of-view-and-high-resolution-acquisition-clinical-feasibility-in-biliary-and-pancreatic-disorders
#10
Liang Zhu, Huadan Xue, Zhaoyong Sun, Tianyi Qian, Elisabeth Weiland, Bernd Kuehn, Patrick Asbach, Bernd Hamm, Zhengyu Jin
BACKGROUND: Compressed-sensing (CS) accelerated 3D MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) could be acquired in both navigator-triggered (NT) and breath-hold (BH) mode, but the latter has been considered inferior in depicting pancreatic duct and diagnosing pancreatic duct-related diseases. PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate the clinical feasibility of a modified 3D BH-CS-MRCP prototype protocol with small field-of-view (FOV) and higher spatial resolution, and to compare its performance to the original BH-CS-MRCP and NT-CS-MRCP...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656609/monocyte-function-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#11
Daniel A Pollyea, Brenna R Hedin, Brian P O'Connor, Scott Alper
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a malignant hematopoietic stem cell disorder that frequently evolves into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Patients with MDS are prone to infectious complications, in part due to the presence of severe neutropenia and/or neutrophil dysfunction. However, not all patients with neutropenia become infected, suggesting that other immune cells may compensate in these patients. Monocytes are also integral to immunologic defense; however, much less is known about monocyte function in patients with MDS...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656607/expert-agreement-in-the-interpretation-of-lung-ultrasound-studies-performed-on-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Scott J Millington, Robert T Arntfield, Robert Jie Guo, Seth Koenig, Pierre Kory, Vicki Noble, Haney Mallemat, Jordan R Schoenherr
OBJECTIVES: Although lung ultrasound (US) has been shown to have high diagnostic accuracy in patients presenting with acute dyspnea, its precision in critically ill patients is unknown. We investigated common areas of agreement and disagreement by studying 6 experts as they interpreted lung US studies in a cohort of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: A previous study by our group asked experts to rate the quality of 150 lung US studies performed by 10 novices in a population of mechanically ventilated patients...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656602/evolution-of-fundus-autofluorescence-patterns-over-time-in-patients-with-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Marta Zola, Irini Chatziralli, Deepthy Menon, Roy Schwartz, Phil Hykin, Sobha Sivaprasad
PURPOSE: To determine the evolution of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) patterns in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) over time. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the changes in FAF patterns over time in 157 eyes of 112 patients with chronic CSCR using the Heidelberg Retina Angiography with a 488-nm excitation light and a 500-nm cutoff barrier filter. RESULTS: The mean duration of follow-up was 37.2 months. The most common baseline pattern was that of granular hypoautofluorescence (51...
April 15, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656600/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-sucroferric-oxyhydroxide-in-african-american-dialysis-patients
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Stuart M Sprague, Markus Ketteler, Adrian C Covic, Jürgen Floege, Viatcheslav Rakov, Sebastian Walpen, Anjay Rastogi
INTRODUCTION: Sucroferric oxyhydroxide (SFOH) is a non-calcium, iron-based phosphate binder that demonstrated sustained serum phosphorus (sP) control, good tolerability, and lower pill burden, vs. sevelamer carbonate ("sevelamer"), in a Phase 3 study conducted in dialysis patients with hyperphosphatemia. This analysis evaluates the efficacy and safety of SFOH and sevelamer among African American (AA) patients participating in the trial. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of a 24-week, Phase 3, open-label trial (NCT01324128) and its 28-week extension study (NCT01464190)...
April 15, 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656597/splenic-artery-as-a-simple-landmark-indicating-difficulty-during-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
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Yoshiya Ishikawa, Daisuke Ban, Shuichi Watanabe, Keiichi Akahoshi, Hiroaki Ono, Yusuke Mitsunori, Atsushi Kudo, Shinji Tanaka, Minoru Tanabe
INTRODUCTION: The use of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) is increasing worldwide. It is important for surgeons to predict preoperatively the difficulty and risks of a surgery. However, very few reports have evaluated the impact of patient or tumor factors on the difficulty of LDP. We aimed to determine the predictors of technical difficulties when performing LDP. METHODS: This study included 34 patients who underwent LDP. Patient information was obtained retrospectively and included age, gender, BMI, primary disease, previous abdominal surgery, previous pancreatitis, tumor size, tumor proximity to the splenic arterial origin, type of splenic artery (SpA), operative time, blood loss, postoperative pancreatic fistula, and length of hospital stay...
April 15, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656594/immune-imbalance-of-global-gene-expression-and-cytokine-chemokine-and-selectin-levels-in-the-brains-of-offspring-with-social-deficits-via-maternal-immune-activation
#16
Pei-Tan Hsueh, Hsi-Hsun Lin, Hsuan-Han Wang, Chiu-Lin Liu, Wei-Fen Ni, Jong-Kang Liu, Hsin-Hou Chang, Der-Shan Sun, Yao-Shen Chen, Ya-Lei Chen
The murine maternal immune activation (MIA) offspring model enables longitudinal studies to explore aberrant social behaviors similar to those observed in humans. High levels of cytokines, chemokines and cell adhesion molecules (CAM) have been found in the plasma and/or brains of psychiatric patients. We hypothesized that up-regulation of the systemic or brain immune response has an augmenting effect by potentially increasing the interplay between the neuronal and immune systems during the growth of the MIA offspring...
April 15, 2018: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656593/review-article-investigations-and-the-pregnant-woman-in-the-emergency-department-part-1-laboratory-investigations
#17
REVIEW
Adam Morton, Stephanie Teasdale
Accurate assessment of the pregnant patient in the ED depends on knowledge of physiological changes in pregnancy, and how these changes may impact on pathology tests, appearance on point-of-care ultrasound and electrocardiography. In addition the emergency physician needs to be cognisant of disorders that are unique to or more common in pregnancy. Part 1 of this review addresses potential deviations in laboratory investigation reference intervals resulting from physiological alterations in pregnancy, and the important causes of abnormal laboratory results in pregnancy...
April 15, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656588/the-use-of-funnel-plots-with-regression-as-a-tool-to-visually-compare-hiv-treatment-outcomes-between-centres-adjusting-for-patient-characteristics-and-size-a-uk-collaborative-hiv-cohort-study
#18
M Gompels, S Michael, S Jose, T Hill, R Trevelion, C A Sabin, M T May
OBJECTIVES: A measure used for assessing the effectiveness of HIV care and comparing clinical centres is the proportion of people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) with viral suppression (VS) after 1 year. We propose a method that adjusts for patients' demographic characteristics, and visually compares this measure between different sites accounting for centre size. METHODS: We analysed viral load measurements for UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UK CHIC) patients starting ART between 2006 and 2013...
April 14, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656586/prospective-assessment-of-the-predictive-value-of-the-brca1-gene-status-in-sarcoma-patients-treated-with-trabectedin-an-updated-analysis-of-the-eortc-62091-trial
#19
EDITORIAL
Antoine Italiano, Nathan Touati, Saskia Litière, Françoise Collin, Philippe Pourquier, Alessandro Gronchi
We describe the predictive value of BRCA1 gene status on trabectedin efficacy and found no correlation despite the mechanisms of action of this drug that rely on DNA repair systems.
April 15, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656584/improving-lymph-node-characterization-in-staging-malignant-lymphoma-using-first-order-adc-texture-analysis-from-whole-body-diffusion-weighted-mri
#20
Katja N De Paepe, Frederik De Keyzer, Pascal Wolter, Oliver Bechter, Daan Dierickx, Ann Janssens, Gregor Verhoef, Raymond Oyen, Vincent Vandecaveye
BACKGROUND: Correct staging and treatment initiation in malignant lymphoma depends on accurate lymph node characterization. However, nodal assessment based on conventional and diffusion-weighted (DWI) MRI remains challenging, particularly in smaller nodes. PURPOSE: To evaluate first-order apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) texture parameters compared to mean ADC for lymph node characterization in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) using whole-body DWI (WB-DWI). STUDY TYPE: Retrospective...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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