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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928002/association-between-seatbelt-sign-and-internal-injuries-in-the-contemporary-airbag-era-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Julie M Glover, Madelyn F Waychoff, Monica Casmaer, Michael D April, Curtis J Hunter, Scott T Trexler, Lorne H Blackbourne
BACKGROUND: Literature predating routine availability of airbags reported an association between seatbelt signs and internal injuries. We measured this association among patients involved in motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) with airbag deployment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study by chart review of all MVC patients presenting to our Emergency Department (ED) during 1 January 2008-30 September 2015. We included all adult MVC patients in the driver or front passenger seats with both shoulder and lap seatbelts and airbag deployment...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912631/subacute-effects-of-cervicothoracic-spinal-thrust-non-thrust-in-addition-to-shoulder-manual-therapy-plus-exercise-intervention-in-individuals-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-pilot-study
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Alexis A Wright, Megan Donaldson, Craig A Wassinger, Alicia J Emerson-Kavchak
OBJECTIVES: To determine the subacute effects of cervicothoracic spinal thrust/non-thrust in addition to shoulder non-thrust plus exercise in patients with subacromial pathology. METHODS: This was a randomized, single blinded controlled trial pilot study. This trial was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT01753271) and reported according to Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials requirements. Patients were randomly assigned to either shoulder treatment plus cervicothoracic spinal thrust/non-thrust or shoulder treatment-only group...
September 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900571/cavitation-sounds-during-cervicothoracic-spinal-manipulation
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James Dunning, Firas Mourad, Andrea Zingoni, Raffaele Iorio, Thomas Perreault, Noah Zacharko, César Fernández de Las Peñas, Raymond Butts, Joshua A Cleland
BACKGROUND: No study has previously investigated the side, duration or number of audible cavitation sounds during high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust manipulation to the cervicothoracic spine. PURPOSE: The primary purpose was to determine which side of the spine cavitates during cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) HVLA thrust manipulation. Secondary aims were to calculate the average number of cavitations, the duration of cervicothoracic thrust manipulation, and the duration of a single cavitation...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899836/spinal-hydatid-cyst-disease
#4
Yurdal Gezercan, Ali Ihsan Ökten, Gökhan Çavuş, Vedat Açik, Emre Bilgin
OBJECTIVE: A hydatic cyst (HC) is a zoonotic infection affecting the liver and lungs, with rare spinal involvement. We discuss the long-term results of 8 spinal HC patients who were monitored at our clinic for 7-15 years. METHODS: The demographic data and clinicopathological parameters of 8 spinal HC patients diagnosed between 2000-2016 were evaluated for their contribution to recurrence and long-term follow-up results were examined. RESULTS: Four male and 4 female patients with a median age of 30...
September 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872508/a-rare-cause-of-dyspnea-cervicothoracic-cystic-lymphangioma
#5
Min Seop Jo, Jin Yong Jeong
I read with great interest the article reported by Efe et al in Journal of Cranofacial Surgery (2016;27:1802-1803), presenting the excellent result obtained by the use of sclerotherapy with single-dose OK-432 in a growing cervical lymphangioma. Cervicothoracic lymphangioma is a rare congenital anomaly that is mostly asymptomatic. We would like to share our experience of a rare cause of dyspnea by lymphangioma. In our case, the patient presented with dyspnea and paroxysmal cough caused by cervicothoracic lymphangioma and sclerotherapy alleviated tracheal compression and relieved the dyspneic symptoms...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868194/spinal-epidural-hematoma-mimicking-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-study
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Rovlias Aristedis, Bougioulis Dimitrios
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare spinal cord disorder requiring urgent diagnosis and prompt treatment to prevent irreversible neurological damage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), usually presenting with headache and neck stiffness, is also a worldwide neurosurgical emergency. In this case study, a patient on clopidogrel presented with an SSEH mimicking a spontaneous SAH. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 74-year-old female presented with severe headache and neck pain which ultimately attributed to a cervicothoracic SSEH resulting in cord compression...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865227/pathological-findings-in-low-field-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-canine-spine-a-study-of-112-patients
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P Holak, J Głodek, M Mieszkowska, M Jałyński, Y Zhalniarovich, Z Adamiak
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a method of choice in diagnosing nervous system disorders. This paper presents the results of a study where selected segments of the canine spine were examined by low-field MRI in 112 patients. Images of pathological changes were obtained in spin echo (SE), fast spin echo (FSE) and hybrid contrast enhancement (3D HYCE) sequences. The cervical region of the spinal cord (C1-C5) was examined in 32 patients, the cervicothoracic region (C6-Th2)- in 14 patients, the thoracolumbar region (Th3-L3) - in 23 patients, and the lumbosacral region (L4-S3) - in 43 patients...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842236/treatment-of-syringomyelia-in-patients-with-arachnoiditis-at-the-cranio-cervical-junction
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Christopher L Davidoff, Shinuo Liu, Johnny H Y Wong, Stavros Koustais, Jeffrey M Rogers, Marcus A Stoodley
OBJECTIVE: Cranio-cervical junction arachnoiditis (CCJA) is an uncommon cause of syringomyelia. The pathophysiology of syrinx formation is uncertain and the appropriate management unclear. A series of cases is reported to demonstrate variations in etiology, uniformity of functional CSF obstruction at the foramen magnum, and results of surgical intervention. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and radiological features of a consecutive series of patients treated for syringomyelia related to CCJA...
August 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831760/tracheoesophageal-fistula-after-total-resection-of-gastric-conduit-for-gastro-aortic-fistula-due-to-gastric-ulcer
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Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Hironori Fujieda, Yuzuru Kamei, Akihiro Hirata, Keita Itatsu, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare but life-threatening complication after esophagectomy. It has a high mortality rate and often leads to severe aspiration pneumonia. Various types of surgical repair procedures have been reported, but the optimal management of TEF is challenging and controversial. Treatment should be individualized to each patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old female underwent transthoracic esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction and an intrathoracic anastomosis for esophageal cancer...
August 23, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826916/surgical-treatment-of-intramedullary-ependymomas
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Marek Prokopienko, Przemysław Kunert, Anna Podgórska, Andrzej Marchel
OBJECT: The aims of this study were to present the results of surgery for intramedullary ependymomas (IEs), analyze complication and recurrence rates, and analyze factors that might influence outcome. METHODS: The charts of 29 consecutive patients (women - 8, men - 21; mean age - 38 years; range: 18-72) operated for IE were retrospectively analyzed. Mean follow-up was 9 years. Eighteen tumors (62%) were located in the cervical or cervicothoracic spine, and average tumor length was four spinal levels...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791190/cervicothoracic-cutaneomeningospinal-angiomatosis-in-adults-cobb-s-syndrome-a-case-report-of-acute-quadriparesis
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Pablo E Papalini, Francisco R Papalini
BACKGROUND: Cutaneomeningospinal angiomatosis or Cobb syndrome is a rare, not well understood phacomatosis that features metameric cutaneous and spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The first case was described in Boston in 1915, and since then, few more cases have been reported in the English literature. No case was found to be from Argentina. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present a 16-year-old boy with acute quadriparesis and respiratory failure who was diagnosed as Cobb syndrome and treated with microsurgery alone with very good results...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761543/spinal-capillary-hemangiomas-two-cases-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Thara Tunthanathip, Sanguansin Rattanalert, Thakul Oearsakul, Kanet Kanjanapradit
Hemangiomas have rarely been found in the spinal cord. A few cases of spinal capillary hemangioma have been reported since 1987. The authors reported the two cases of capillary hemangioma including the tumor at conus medullaris and the another mimicked von Hippel-Lindau disease. A 15-year-old man was presented with coccydynia and left leg pain. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an intradural extramedullary enhancing mass at conus medullaris. Another case, a 31-year-old man was presented with a history of familial history of brain tumor, retinal hemangioma both eyes, multiple pancreatic cyst and syringobulbia with syringohydromyelia...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760037/mini-open-anterior-approach-for-cervicothoracic-junction-fracture-technical-note
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Junichi Ohya, David P Bray, Stephen T Magill, Todd D Vogel, Sigurd Berven, Praveen V Mummaneni
Elderly patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis are at high risk for falls, and 3-column unstable fractures present multiple challenges. Unstable fractures across the cervicothoracic junction are associated with significant morbidity and require fixation, which is commonly performed through a posterior open or percutaneous approach. The authors describe a novel, navigated, mini-open anterior approach using intraoperative cone-beam CT scanning to place lag screws followed by an anterior plate in a 97-year-old patient...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752245/which-salvage-fixation-technique-is-best-for-the-failed-initial-screw-fixation-at-the-cervicothoracic-junction-a-biomechanical-comparison-study
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Jae Taek Hong, Takigawa Tomoyuki, Ashish Jain, Alejandro A Espinoza Orías, Nozomu Inoue, Howard S An
PURPOSE: The pedicle screw construct is the most widely used technique for instrumentation at cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) because of its high biomechanical stability. However, we may need salvage fixation options for it as there might be a situation when pedicle screw is not available or it initially fails in order to obviate the need to instrument an additional motion segment. We aimed to evaluate the ability of using salvage screw fixations at CTJ (C7, T1, T2), when the initial fixation method fails...
July 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750504/does-myofascial-and-trigger-point-treatment-reduce-pain-and-analgesic-intake-in-patients-undergoing-onabotulinumtoxina-injection-due-to-chronic-intractable-migraine-a-pilot-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Nicola Valè, Fabio Marchioretto, Andrea Turrina, Eleonora Dimitrova, Stefano Tamburin, Anna Serina, Paola Castellazzi, Andrea Meschieri, François Ricard, Leopold Saltuari, Alessandro Picelli, Nicola Smania
BACKGROUND: Chronic migraine is a disabling disorder associated with myofascial and trigger point disorders in the neck. Pharmacological management is the first line of treatment; however, rehabilitation procedures aimed at lessening symptoms of myofascial and trigger point disorders may add value in the management of headache symptoms. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of myofascial and trigger point treatment in chronic migraine patients receiving prophylactic treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740891/esophageal-motion-characteristics-in-thoracic-esophageal-cancer-impact-of-clinical-stage-t4-versus-stages-t1-t3
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Yuta Kobayashi, Miyako Myojin, Shinichi Shimizu, Masao Hosokawa
PURPOSE: The main purpose was to investigate the differences of the esophageal motion (EM) and the internal target volume (ITV) margins for the esophagus between clinical T1-T3 (cT1-T3) and cT4 cases, using 4-dimensional computed tomography. A secondary purpose was to assess the metastatic lymph nodal motion (NM) and the ITV margins for lymph nodes (LNs) using the datasets of patients with nodal involvement pathologically defined. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We analyzed patients with thoracic esophageal cancer consecutively treated with definitive chemoradiation, measuring the EM and the ITV margins in the left-right, anteroposterior, and superoinferior directions...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705774/american-spinal-injury-association-a-sensory-and-motor-complete-is-not-different-from-american-spinal-injury-association-b-sensory-incomplete-motor-complete-in-gunshot-related-spinal-cord-injury
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Eric McCoy, Nima Eftekhary, Kenneth Nwosu, Dudley Fukunaga, Charles Liu, Kevin Rolfe
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: We receive a large number of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) due to penetrating gunshot wounds (GSW) at our national rehabilitation center. Although many patients are labeled American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) B sensory incomplete because of sensory sparing, especially deep anal pressure, with purported prognostic value, we have not observed a clinical difference from patients labeled ASIA A complete. We hypothesized that sensory sparing, if meaningful, should reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers...
July 10, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700454/posterior-only-hemivertebra-resection-for-congenital-cervicothoracic-scoliosis-correcting-neck-tilt-and-balancing-the-shoulders
#18
Zhonghui Chen, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu, Song Li, Xi Chen, Liang Xu, Xu Sun
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate radiographic and cosmetic outcomes following posterior-only cervicothoracic hemivertebra resection and instrumentation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervicothoracic hemivertebra is a rare congenital deformity. It locates between the mobile cervical spine and the fixed thoracic spine, leading to rapid curve progression, shoulder imbalance, fixed torticollis and facial asymmetry. METHODS: This study reviewed a consecutive series of 18 patients with cervicothoracic hemivertebra...
July 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653307/complete-right-and-left-sided-thoracic-ducts-associated-with-aberrant-left-vertebral-artery-unreported-case-with-surgical-implications
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Nabil Eid, Yuko Ito, Sugiko Futaki, Yoichi Kondo
Anatomy is the keystone to an appropriate understanding of surgical and radiological sciences. Here the authors report on a rare case of complete right- and left-sided thoracic ducts (TDs) associated with aberrant left-vertebral artery (LVA) arising from the aortic arch. The TDs originated from right and left cisterna chyli and terminated separately close to the left venous angle. Superior to the aortic arch, the TDs showed different relationships to the LVA; the right TD was ventral, while the left was dorsal in position...
June 27, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632696/infection-of-ventricular-assist-device-detected-and-monitored-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#20
Sébastien Dejust, Renaud Guedec-Ghelfi, Estelle Blanc-Autrant, Yannick Lepers, David Morland
We report a case of a 59-year-old man who presented with fever, sepsis, and left cervicothoracic cutaneous inflammation 13 months after implantation of Jarvik 2000 device. Device infection was suspected and F-FDG PET/CT showed an intense and homogeneous uptake along driveline cable. Bacteriological local sample showed Staphylococcus aureus. After adapted antibiotherapy, control F-FDG PET/CT displays treatment efficacy with no residual uptake in driveline. F-FDG PET/CT could be an important tool for early noninvasive detection of left ventricular assist device infection and monitoring antibiotherapy response...
September 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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