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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922275/indications-for-ct-angiography-of-the-vertebral-arteries-after-trauma
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Joseph P Drain, Douglas S Weinberg, James S Ramey, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this project is to identify factors that predict vertebral artery injury (VAI) in an effort to assess risks and benefits of computed tomography angiography (CT-A) of the neck in the trauma setting. We seek to develop guidelines for practitioners to stratify patients at medium/high risk of VAI from those who are at low risk. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: VAI and blunt carotid injury (BCI) together comprise blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI)...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921731/inter-observer-agreement-in-pediatric-cervical-spine-injury-assessment-between-prehospital-and-emergency-department-providers
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Lorin R Browne, Hamilton Schwartz, Fahd A Ahmad, Michael Wallendorf, Nathan Kuppermann, E Brooke Lerner, Julie C Leonard
BACKGROUND: Investigators have derived cervical spine injury (CSI) decision support tools from physician observations. There is a need to demonstrate that prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) providers can use these tools to appropriately determine the need for spinal motion restrictions and make field disposition decisions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the inter-observer agreement between EMS and emergency department (ED) providers for CSI risk assessment variables and overall gestalt for CSI in children after blunt trauma...
September 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919185/epidemiology-of-cervical-spine-injuries-in-high-school-athletes-over-a-ten-year-period
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Adele Meron, Christopher McMullen, Scott R Laker, Dustin Currie, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Over 7 million athletes participate in high school (HS) sports annually, with both the benefits of physical activity and risks of injury. While catastrophic cervical spine injuries have been studied, limited data are available characterizing less severe cervical spine injuries in HS athletes. OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare cervical spine injury rates and patterns among United States (US) HS athletes across 24 sports over a ten-year period. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study SETTING: National sample of high schools participating in the High School Reporting Information Online (High School RIO) injury surveillance system...
September 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913694/emergency-neurological-life-support-traumatic-spine-injury
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Deborah M Stein, William A Knight
Traumatic spine injuries (TSIs) carry significantly high risks of morbidity, mortality, and exorbitant health care costs from associated medical needs following injury. For these reasons, TSI was chosen as an ENLS protocol. This article offers a comprehensive review on the management of spinal column injuries using the best available evidence. Though the review focuses primarily on cervical spinal column injuries, thoracolumbar injuries are briefly discussed as well. The initial emergency department (ED) clinical evaluation of possible spinal fractures and cord injuries, along with the definitive early management of confirmed injuries, are also covered...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912666/prevalence-of-low-back-pain-in-iranian-nurses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yosra Azizpour, Ali Delpisheh, Zahra Montazeri, Kourosh Sayehmiri
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) as a musculoskeletal disorder is one of the most common occupational injuries in nurses but there isn't any valid measure of the prevalence of LBP in Iranian nursing. In order to increase the power and improve the estimates of the prevalence of LBP in Iranian nurses, a comprehensive meta-analysis was carried out. A summary measure of all studies conducted in this field was found and distributions of LBP were evaluated based on different variables. METHODS: Inclusion criteria included articles with prevalence of LBP in Iranian nurses, who had at least six months of work experience without any trauma, injuries to spine, or any underlying disease...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904635/does-orthopaedic-surgery-improve-quality-of-life-and-function-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidoses
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N Williams, D Challoumas, D M Eastwood
PURPOSE: Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of rare lysosomal storage disorders associated with involvement of multiple organs along with a generalised skeletal dysplasia. Both haematopoetic stem cell transplant and enzyme replacement therapy have improved the outlook for patients while surgery remains high-risk and there is little information on clinical or functional outcome to justify many of the surgical procedures performed. This paper aims to summarise the orthopaedic surgical procedures in MPS patients for which quality of life (QoL) and functional data are available and to describe additional QoL and functional measurement tools of relevance to the assessment of orthopaedic outcomes in MPS...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900285/clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-developing-bone-metastases-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Wen-Zhao Chen, Jun-Feng Shen, Yang Zhou, Xuan-Yin Chen, Jia-Ming Liu, Zhi-Li Liu
The risk factors for predicting bone metastases in patients with breast cancer are still controversial. Here, a total of 2133 patients with breast cancer, including 327 with bone metastases (15.33%) and 1806 without bone metastases (84.67%) were retrospective reviewed from January 2005 to December 2015. The spine was found to be the most common site for bone metastases, followed by ribs (57.5%), pelvis (54.1%) and sternum (44.3%). The results indicated that axillary lymph node metastases and the concentrations of CA125, CA153, ALP and hemoglobin were the independent risk factors for bone metastases in patients with breast cancer...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898798/free-disease-long-term-survival-in-primary-thoracic-spine-leiomyosarcoma-after-total-en-bloc-spondylectomy-a-case-report
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José Ramirez-Villaescusa, Adriana Canosa-Fernández, Antonio Martin-Benlloch, David Ruiz-Picazo, Jesús López-Torres Hidalgo
INTRODUCTION: To describe an unusual primary vertebral leiomyosarcoma in thoracic spine. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An isolated lesion of the T11 vertebra in a 62-year-old woman with no neurologic deficit is reported. Imaging findings indicated a nonspecific high-grade malignant lesion. TC-guided biopsy failed thus open incisional biopsy was needed. A diagnosis of low-intermediate mesenchymal sarcoma was made. A total en bloc spondylectomy of T11 was performed with three-column reconstruction...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894375/impact-of-t1-slope-on-surgical-and-adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-bryan-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Peng Yang, Yongqian Li, Jia Li, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study investigated an association between preoperative T1 slope and surgical and adjacent segment degeneration (SASD) after Bryan cervical disc arthroplasty (BCDA) in patients with cervical degenerative disc disease. METHODS: Based on preoperative standing lateral radiographs, 90 patients were classified according to T1 slope that was higher or lower than the 50th percentile (high T1 or low T1, 28 and 62 patients, respectively). Patients were also classified as SASD or non-SASD (38 and 52 patients, respectively) determined by radiographs at final follow-up...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893507/race-as-a-predictor-of-postoperative-hospital-readmission-after-spine-surgery
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Joel R Martin, Timothy Y Wang, Daniel Loriaux, Rupen Desai, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley, Oren N Gottfried
Hospital readmission after surgery results in a substantial economic burden, and several recent studies have investigated the impact of race and ethnicity on hospital readmission rates, with the goal to identify hospitals and patients with high readmission risk. This single-institution, retrospective cohort study assesses the impact of race, along with other risk factors, on 30-day readmission rates following spinal surgery. This study is a single-institution retrospective cohort study with accrual from January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2010...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893299/risk-for-surgical-complications-after-previous-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-of-the-spine
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Johannes Roesch, John B C Cho, Daniel K Fahim, Peter C Gerszten, John C Flickinger, Inga S Grills, Maha Jawad, Ronald Kersh, Daniel Letourneau, Frederick Mantel, Arjun Sahgal, John H Shin, Brian Winey, Matthias Guckenberger
OBJECT: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for vertebral metastases has emerged as a promising technique, offering high rates of symptom relief and local control combined with low risk of toxicity. Nonetheless, local failure or vertebral instability may occur after spine SBRT, generating the need for subsequent surgery in the irradiated region. This study evaluated whether there is an increased incidence of surgical complications in patients previously treated with SBRT at the index level...
September 11, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891865/opioid-prescription-levels-and-postoperative-outcomes-in-orthopedic-surgery
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Crispiana Cozowicz, Ashley Olson, Jashvant Poeran, Eva E Mörwald, Nicole Zubizarreta, Federico P Girardi, Alexander P Hughes, Madhu Mazumdar, Stavros G Memtsoudis
Given the basic need for opioids in the perioperative setting, we investigated associations between opioid prescription levels and postoperative outcomes using population based data of orthopedic surgery patients. We hypothesized that increased opioid amounts would be associated with higher risk for postoperative complications. Data was extracted from the national Premier Perspective database (2006-2013); N=1,035,578 lower joint arthroplasties and N= 220,953 spine fusions. Multilevel multivariable logistic regression models measured associations between opioid dose prescription and postoperative outcomes, studied by quartile of dispensed opioid dose...
September 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885298/increasing-body-mass-index-is-associated-with-worse-perioperative-outcomes-and-higher-costs-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Raj M Amin, Micheal Raad, Amit Jain, Kevin P Sandhu, Steven M Frank, Khaled M Kebaish
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations of obesity with outcomes and costs of adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Increasing body mass index is a risk factor for complications after nondeformity spine surgery, but its effect on ASD surgery is unknown. METHODS: We reviewed records of 244 ASD patients who underwent spinal arthrodesis of ≥5 levels from 2010-2014 and categorized them by World Health Organization body mass index (BMI) groups: < 30, nonobese (64%); 30-34...
September 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885127/timing-and-risks-of-chemoprophylaxis-after-spinal-surgery-a-single-center-experience-with-6869-consecutive-patients
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Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Ryan Khanna, Michael Cloney, Helena Roberts, George R Cybulski, Tyler R Koski, Zachary A Smith, Nader S Dahdaleh
OBJECTIVE Venous thromboembolism (VTE) after spinal surgery is a major cause of morbidity, but chemoprophylactic anticoagulation can prevent it. However, there is variability in the timing and use of chemoprophylactic anticoagulation after spine surgery, particularly given surgeons' concerns for spinal epidural hematomas. The goal of this study was to provide insight into the safety, efficacy, and timing of anticoagulation therapy after spinal surgery. METHODS The authors retrospectively examined records from 6869 consecutive spinal surgeries performed in their departments at Northwestern University...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882349/spine-growth-modulation-in-early-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-two-year-results-of-prospective-us-fda-ide-pilot-clinical-safety-study-of-titanium-clip-screw-implant
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Eric J Wall, Joseph E Reynolds, Viral V Jain, Donita I Bylski-Austrow, George H Thompson, Paul J Samuels, Sean J Barnett, Alvin H Crawford
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective pilot clinical safety study of novel treatment, consecutive case series from first human use in patients with early adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose was to determine the initial safety of a titanium clip-screw implant system for spine growth modulation. The secondary aim was to document curvatures to 2 years postoperatively. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal growth modulation was documented in preclinical studies...
September 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881121/the-predictable-factors-of-the-postoperative-kyphotic-change-of-sagittal-alignment-of-the-cervical-spine-after-the-laminoplasty
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Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Su Hun Lee, Dong Ha Kim, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Laminoplasty is an effective surgical method for treating cervical degenerative disease. However, postoperative complications such as kyphosis, restriction of neck motion, and instability are often reported. Despite sufficient preoperative lordosis, this procedure often aggravates the lordotic curve of the cervical spine and straightens cervical alignment. Hence, it is important to examine preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative kyphotic alignment changes. Our study aimed to investigate preoperative radiologic parameters associated with kyphotic deformity post laminoplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878518/on-demand-antibiotic-eluting-microchip-for-implanted-spinal-screws
#17
Adam E M Eltorai
OBJECTIVE: Surgical instrumentation of the spine is susceptible to infection. Intravenous antibiotics is a current mainstay of treating infection; however penetrating the bacterial biofilm and directly targeting the source of the infection is challenging. METHODS: Using multiple reservoirs of discrete drug doses, microchips represent a new technology capable of on-demand drug release over long periods of time. RESULTS: A novel solution of integrating vancomycin-eluting microchips into pedicle screws in order directly target and treat spinal infections is proposed...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875772/atypical-caudal-regression-syndrome-with-agenesis-of-lumbar-spine-and-presence-of-sacrum-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Edyta Szumera, Barbara Jasiewicz, Tomasz Potaczek
Context Caudal regression syndrome is a rare disorder, not well described in the literature. Findings Authors treated two patients with congenital absence of thoracolumbar vertebrae and lower limbs paraplegia. Patients had hypoplasia of the lower trunk and extremities with motion between upper and lower torso. Imaging showed caudal spine agenesis, but cleft sacrum was present. Due to severe kyphotic deformity and spinal instability, deformity correction and posterior fusion was performed at the age 6 and 8...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868305/vertebroplasty-and-delayed-subdural-cauda-equina-hematoma-review-of-literature-and-case-report
#19
Maria Pia Tropeano, Biagia La Pira, Lorenzo Pescatori, Manolo Piccirilli
Vertebroplasy is considered an alternative and effective treatment of painful oncologic spine disease. Major complications are very rare, but with high morbidity and occur in less than 1% of patients who undergo vertebroplasty. Spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) is an extremely rare complication, usual developing within 12 h to 24 h after the procedure. We report the case of a tardive SDH in an oncologic patient who underwent VP for Myxoid Liposarcoma metastasis. Trying to explain the pathogenesis, we support the hypothesis that both venous congestion of the vertebral venous plexus of the vertebral body and venous congestion due to a traumatic injury can provoke SDH...
August 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868236/management-strategies-and-outcomes-for-vhl-related-craniospinal-hemangioblastomas
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Christ Ordookhanian, Paul E Kaloostian, Samer S Ghostine, Philippe E Spiess, Arnold B Etame
Hemangioblastomas are rare and benign tumors accounting for less than 2% of all central nervous system (CNS) tumors. The vast majority of hemangioblastomas occur sporadically, whereas a small number of cases, especially in younger patients, are associated with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome. It is thought that loss of tumor suppressor function of the VHL gene results in stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor alpha with downstream activation of cellular proliferative and angiogenic genes that promote tumorigenesis...
2017: Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL
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