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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777892/surgically-treated-de-novo-cervico-medullary-arachnoid-cyst-in-a-symptomatic-adult-patient
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William Clifton, Gazanfar Rahmathulla, Kourosh Tavanaiepour, Dunbar Alcindor, George Jakubek, Daryoush Tavanaiepour
Arachnoid cysts are a relatively common finding in adult patients, especially with the advent of advanced imaging techniques. The overall incidence ranges from 1-2%, and the majority are clinically silent1,2 . Arachnoid cysts are postulated to arise by congenital anomalies or trauma1 . De novo formation of arachnoid cysts has been reported, but is exceptionally rare and mostly found in the pediatric population after head trauma3-5 . There have only been two reported cases of symptomatic de novo arachnoid cyst formation in adult patients to date, both with histories of head trauma6,7 ...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759911/management-of-otitis-media-with-effusion-in-children-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-d-orl-et-de-chirurgie-cervico-faciale-clinical-practice-guidelines
#2
F Blanc, D Ayache, M N Calmels, O Deguine, M François, N Leboulanger, E Lescanne, R Marianowski, J Nevoux, R Nicollas, S Tringali, N Tessier, V Franco-Vidal, P Bordure, M Mondain
The Société française d'ORL et de chirurgie cervico-faciale clinical practice guidelines concern the management of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children under the age of 12 years. They are based on extensive review of MEDLINE and Cochrane Library publications in English or French from 1996 to 2016 concerning the methods of diagnosis and assessment of otitis media with effusion, as well as the efficacy of tympanostomy tubes and medical and surgical treatments of OME.
May 11, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758964/the-effect-of-sitting-posture-on-the-loads-at-cervico-thoracic-and-lumbosacral-joints
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Yuri Kwon, Ji-Won Kim, Jae-Hoon Heo, Hyeong-Min Jeon, Eui-Bum Choi, Gwang-Moon Eom
BACKGROUND: The sitting in an awkward posture for a prolonged time may lead to spinal or musculoskeletal disease. It is important to investigate the joint loads at spine while sitting. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the joint moment and antero-posterior (AP) reaction force at cervico-thoracic and lumbosacral joint for various sitting postures. METHODS: Twenty healthy males participated in this study. Six sitting postures were defined from three spinal curvatures (slump, flat, and lordosis) and two arm postures (arms-on-chest and arms-forward)...
April 24, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731280/-sandwich-deformity-in-klippel-feil-syndrome-a-full-spectrum-presentation-of-associated-craniovertebral-junction-abnormalities
#4
Yinglun Tian, Dongwei Fan, Nanfang Xu, Shenglin Wang
Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is defined as congenital fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae resulting from a segmentation failure in the developing spine. According to Samartzis et al., the most commonly fused segments are found at C2/3 (74.1%) and C6/7 (70.4%). In patients with C2/3 fusion, especially when there is additional C1 occipitalization, several secondary anomalies including atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD), basilar invagination (BI), Chiari malformation, and syringomyelia can be identified. In this report, we present a case of a 12-year-old patient with C2/3 and occipitalization and a "Full-Spectrum" presentation of associated CVJ abnormalities including C0/1 fusion, AAD, BI, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, myelopathy and cranial neuropathy received neurological decompression of the cervico-medullary junction by posterior reduction of the AAD and reconstruction of her CVJ using an unconventional hybrid construct due to a high-riding right vertebral artery in C2...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715305/prevalence-incidence-and-correlates-of-low-risk-hpv-infection-and-anogenital-warts-in-a-cohort-of-women-living-with-hiv-in-burkina-faso-and-south-africa
#5
Admire Chikandiwa, Helen Kelly, Bernard Sawadogo, Jean Ngou, Pedro T Pisa, Lorna Gibson, Marie-Noelle Didelot, Nicolas Meda, Helen A Weiss, Michel Segondy, Philippe Mayaud, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe
OBJECTIVE: To report the prevalence and incidence of low-risk human papillomavirus infection (LR-HPV) and anogenital warts (AGW) among women living with HIV (WLHIV) in Burkina Faso (BF) and South Africa (SA), and to explore HIV-related factors associated with these outcomes. METHODS: We enrolled 1238 WLHIV (BF = 615; SA = 623) aged 25-50 years and followed them at three time points (6, 12 and 16 months) after enrolment. Presence of AGW was assessed during gynaecological examination...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702672/characterization-of-hiv-1-gp120-antibody-specificities-induced-in-anogenital-secretions-of-rv144-vaccine-recipients-after-late-boost-immunizations
#6
Siriwat Akapirat, Chitraporn Karnasuta, Sandhya Vasan, Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Sirinan Madnote, Hathairat Savadsuk, Surawach Rittiroongrad, Jiraporn Puangkaew, Sanjay Phogat, James Tartaglia, Faruk Sinangil, Mark S de Souza, Jean-Louis Excler, Jerome H Kim, Merlin L Robb, Nelson L Michael, Viseth Ngauy, Robert J O'Connell, Nicos Karasavvas
Sexual transmission is the principal driver of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic. Understanding HIV vaccine-induced immune responses at mucosal surfaces can generate hypotheses regarding mechanisms of protection, and may influence vaccine development. The RV144 (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00223080) efficacy trial showed protection against HIV infections but mucosal samples were not collected, therefore, the contribution of mucosal antibodies to preventing HIV-1 acquisition is unknown. Here, we report the generation, magnitude and persistence of antibody responses to recombinant gp120 envelope and antigens including variable one and two loop scaffold antigens (gp70V1V2) previously shown to correlate with risk in RV144...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690967/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-paraphenylene-diamine-poisoning
#7
Salma Tanweer, Mehwish Saeed, Saira Zaidi, Wasif Aslam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical presentation, complications, and outcome of paraphenylene diamine (PPD) poisoning in patients presenting to Nishtar Hospital, Multan. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Medical Unit II and III, Nishtar Hospital, Multan, from April 2015 to September 2016. METHODOLOGY: All adult patients admitted with history of paraphenylene diamine ingestion were evaluated for clinical features, complications, and outcomes on a pre-designed proforma...
May 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665953/key-molecules-in-the-gaba-signalling-pathway-are-present-in-mouse-and-human-cervical-tissue
#8
Marta Skelin, Danijel Bursać, Viviana Kozina, Tristan Winters, Marija Macan, Marija Ćurlin
Cervical mucus modulates fertility by cyclical changes of its biophysical and functional properties. Based on an analogy with bronchial goblet cells we set out to investigate the possible role of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalling pathway in the mediation of oestrogen-induced mucus secretion from endocervical secretory cells. The aim of the study was to examine the existence of GABAA receptor (GABAAR), glutamic acid decarboxylase 65/67 (GAD65/67) and vesicular GABA transporter (VGAT) in human and mouse cervical tissue...
April 18, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644037/obstructive-hydrocephalus-secondary-to-odontoid-pannus-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#9
Wai Cheong Soon, Gopiga Thanabalasundaram, Kyaw Zayar Thant, Ebere Sunny Ogbonnaya, Stuart Edward Harrisson
Odontoid pannus or periodontoid pseudotumour is associated with a variety of rheumatological conditions. We report a case of an 80-year old man who presented with acute hydrocephalus following an emergency operation to amputate his infected left big toe. Imaging revealed a large tissue mass causing severe compression at the cervico-medullary junction and obstruction of CSF flow. The acute hydrocephalus was presumed to be related to neck manoeuvring during general anaesthesia. Following an initial emergency CSF diversion through external ventricular drainage catheter insertion, the patient subsequently underwent ventriculo-peritoneal insertion and posterior spinal decompression and fixation...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616160/reconstruction-of-anterior-neck-scar-contracture-using-a-perforator-supercharged-transposition-flap
#10
Yoshihiro Noda, Hiroaki Kuwahara, Maya Morimoto, Rei Ogawa
Reconstruction of the anterior neck requires attention to both aesthetic and functional outcomes. In general, skin grafts are not suitable for anterior neck reconstruction in Asian patients, even when artificial dermis is used before skin grafting. Therefore, we have employed various types of thin flaps for anterior neck reconstruction, including the cervico-pectoral flap. However, we have realized that, to fully release neck contractures and therefore achieve the full range of neck extension, the skin pedicle must be sufficiently wide...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605278/rare-case-of-diffuse-spinal-arachnoiditis-following-a-complicated-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Elias Atallah, Sophia Dang, Sage Rahm, James Feghali, Chalouhi Nohra, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, Robert H Rosenwasser, Hekmat Zarzour, Nabeel Herial, Michael Reid Gooch, Pascal Jabbour
Spinal arachnoiditis (SA) is an extremely rare and delayed complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Little is known about its underlying pathogenesis and subsequent clinical course. A middle-aged patient presented with the worst headache of her life and a grade 3 SAH of the basal-cisterns and posterior fossa was identified on Computed Tomography scans (CT). Angiography revealed a ruptured dissecting aneurysm of the left vertebral artery (VA-V4), as well as an unruptured left Anterior Cerebral Artery (ACA-A1) aneurysm...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574053/about-a-case-of-traumatic-separation-of-the-cervix-from-the-uterine-corpus-diagnosed-in-a-context-of-infertility
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J Vignolle, C Lefebvre, J P Lucot, C Rubod
This article reports a case of cervico-isthmic disjunction unnoticed during childhood, diagnosed in a context of primary infertility and endometriosis, and surgically treated. It is an uncommon condition. The diagnosis is most often made as part of an assessment of primary amenorrhea in a young woman with a history of severe pelvic trauma. It is suspected after imaging assessment and confirmed intraoperatively. The treatment consists in an anastomosis between the cervix and the uterine body, after individualizing these two structures, around a drain guiding healing...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565472/a-novel-universal-device-lingual-ring-ri-p-a-ra-for-tmds-and-cranio-cervico-mandibular-pains-preliminary-results-of-a-randomized-control-clinical-trial
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A Rampello, P Papi, G Pompa, A Rampello, A Polimeni, C Di Paolo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate functionality and clinical application of a novel immediate device in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). To address the research purpose, authors developed and implemented a randomized control clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty patients were enrolled in this study and were randomly divided into two subgroups based on the treatment applied: patient group (PG) and control group (CG). The CG was not subjected to any kind of treatment, even placebo, in order to be able to assess the spontaneous development of the pathology over time...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556556/an-epidemiological-study-on-the-prevalence-of-temporomandibular-disorder-and-associated-history-and-problems-in-nepalese-subjects
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Dinesh Rokaya, Kanokwan Suttagul, Shraddha Joshi, Bishwa Prakash Bhattarai, Pravin Kumar Shah, Shantanu Dixit
Background: Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) represents a subgroup of painful orofacial disorders involving pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region, fatigue of the cranio-cervico-facial muscles (especially masticatory muscles), limitation of mandible movement, and the presence of a clicking sound in the TMJ. TMD is associated with multiple factors and systemic diseases. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of TMD in Nepalese subjects for the first time. Methods: A total of 500 medical and dental students (127 men and 373 women) participated in this study from May 2016 to September 2016...
February 2018: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553867/functioning-left-uterine-horn-with-cervico-vaginal-atresia-and-ovarian-maldescent-an-unclassified-m%C3%A3-llerian-anomaly-treated-with-horn-vaginal-anastomosis
#15
Rashmi Bagga, Tanuja Muthyala, Pradeep Kumar Saha, Jasvinder Kalra, Rimpi Singla, Aashima Arora, Tulika Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550597/buckling-collapse-of-mid-cervical-spine-secondary-to-neurofibromatosis
#16
Kunal C Shah, Akshay Gadia, Premik Nagad, Shekhar Bhojraj, Abhay Nene
Buckling collapse is the term typically used to describe severe kyphosis more than 100 degrees, characteristically seen in thoracolumbar tuberculosis. Neurofibromatosis is rarely associated with severe cervical kyphosis. Dystrophic changes in vertebra make surgical correction and fusion challenging. Single stage cervical osteotomies (pedicle subtraction osteotomy, vertebral column resection etc) are commonly done in cervico-thoracic junction. However it is technically challenging and associated with high risk of vertebral artery injury, neural injury etc when performed in higher cervical spine...
March 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538416/neural-tube-defects-sex-ratio-changes-after-fortification-with-folic-acid
#17
Fernando A Poletta, Monica Rittler, Cesar Saleme, Hebe Campaña, Juan A Gili, Mariela S Pawluk, Lucas G Gimenez, Viviana R Cosentino, Eduardo E Castilla, Jorge S López-Camelo
BACKGROUND: Historically, neural tube defects (NTDs) have predominated in female infants but the reasons remain unclear. In South America, the pre- folic acid fortification (FAF) rates of NTDs were around 18/10,000 births for females and 12/10,000 births for males, with an estimated sex ratio (male/female) of 0.67. During the post- FAF period, unpublished routine reports have indicated changes in the sex ratio for these defects while some descriptive reports are controversial. To date and to our knowledge, however, no studies specifically focusing on these changes to test this hypothesis directly have been undertaken...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533494/immune-biomarkers-and-anti-hiv-activity-in-the-reproductive-tract-of-sexually-active-and-sexually-inactive-adolescent-girls
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Mimi Ghosh, Mariel Jais, Roshni Biswas, Jason Jarin, Jason Daniels, Christopher Joy, Monika Juzumaite, Vanessa Emmanuel, Veronica Gomez-Lobo
PROBLEM: Adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, accounting for 22% of all new HIV infections globally. Yet little is known regarding the immune microenvironment of the adolescent female reproductive tract, especially regarding differences among sexually active and inactive girls, a critical parameter to evaluate HIV susceptibility associated with young age and sexual debut. METHODS: Cervico-vaginal lavage (CVL) was collected from sexually active (10) and inactive (8) girls aged 11-19 years and analyzed by ELISA for inflammation-associated biomarkers IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α, MIP-3α, IL-1α, IL-1β, matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, as well as anti-HIV mediators, Elafin, SLPI, human beta-defensin 2, and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP) 1 and 2...
June 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528944/rilpivirine-plasma-and-cervico-vaginal-concentrations-in-women-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Ahizechukwu C Eke, Nahida Chakhtoura, Angela Kashuba, Brookie M Best, Craig Sykes, Jiajia Wang, Alice M Stek, Elizabeth Smith, Samantha Calabrese, Edmund V Capparelli, Mark Mirochnick
BACKGROUND: Concentrations of antiretrovirals (ARVs) in the genital tract play a key role in pre-exposure prophylaxis. This study aims to describe rilpivirine (Edurant) concentrations in the genital tract in pregnant and postpartum women. METHODS: International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Protocol P1026s is an ongoing, prospective study of antiretroviral pharmacokinetics (PK) in HIV infected pregnant women that include a cohort receiving rilpivirine combination regimen...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523457/short-term-efficacy-of-minimally-invasive-treatments-for-adult-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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You-Ning Gao, Yun-Chun Wu, Shih-Ying Lin, Jenny Zwei-Chieng Chang, Yu-Kang Tu
Many treatments have been proposed for adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but no comprehensive comparison of all interventions has been performed. We aimed to compare and rank the effectiveness of all minimally invasive treatments for adult OSA in a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Literature was searched within Ovid MedLine, EMBASE Classic+Embase, Cochrane library, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to Aug 9th, 2016 for randomized controlled trials comparing minimally invasive treatments for adult OSA...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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