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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644963/self-report-and-subjective-history-in-the-diagnosis-of-painful-neck-conditions-a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-accuracy-studies
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Adam Mizer, Alexa Bachmann, Jessie Gibson, Megan Burrowbridge Donaldson
Rising healthcare costs and inherent risks with over-utilizing diagnostic imaging require a quality subjective examination to improve effectiveness and time management of physical examinations. This systematic review investigates the diagnostic accuracy of subjective history and self-report items to determine if there is significant alteration in the probability of identifying specific painful neck conditions. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were followed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: 1) Written in the English language 2) Cervical pain with/without referred upper extremity or head pain 3) Subjective history or self-report items 4) Study designs that reported diagnostic statistics or allowed calculation of sensitivities, specificities, diagnostic odds ratios, and likelihood ratios 5) used a reference standard that has a sensitivity or specificity ≥75% or a diagnostic tool that is strongly supported in the literature where this data is not available...
June 8, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644256/cluster-like-headache-secondary-to-focal-cervical-myelitis
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Dong-Eun Kim, Ji-Yun Park, Hyeonuk Ha, Geum-Jin Yoon, Bang-Hoon Cho, Seung-Han Lee
BACKGROUND: Cluster headache (CH) is characterized by attacks of severe periorbital pain associated with autonomic symptoms. As with other forms of primary headache, structural lesions should be excluded, particularly if the headache presents with an atypical pattern. CASE: We report a 41-year-old woman who had no previous history of primary headache and showed a poor response to medication for CH. The patient was finally diagnosed as secondary headache with CH feature due to focal myelitis at the cervical level of the spinal cord...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644248/are-ultrasonographic-measures-of-cervical-flexor-muscles-correlated-with-flexion-endurance-in-chronic-neck-pain-and-asymptomatic-participants
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Leila Ghamkhar, Amir Hossein Kahlaee
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the relationship between some clinical factors and the size of neck flexors in participants with or without chronic neck pain. DESIGN: In this case-control study, the correlation between flexor endurance capacity as well as thickness, cross-section area, and shape ratio of longus colli/capitis and sternocleidomastoid muscles were examined in 30 patients with chronic neck pain and 30 asymptomatic participants. RESULTS: The patients showed lower flexor endurance (P = 0...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643665/sonographic-landmarks-to-differentiate-false-labor-and-early-true-labor-as-a-possible-new-application-of-ultrasound-in-labor-ward
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A Bouzid, M Kehila, H Trabelsi, H S Abouda, R Ben Hmid, M B Chanoufi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate discrimination of clinical parameters and ultrasound examination to differentiate "false labor" and "true labor". METHODS: In a prospective study during a period of 6 months, a total of 178 patients in term (37-41 weeks) consulting our obstetric unit for uterine contraction, were enrolled. Patients were examined separately by a midwife and a resident and separated into "true labor group" and "false labor group". The clinical characteristics of true versus false labor patients were compared...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643040/management-of-an-unusual-recurrent-neurenteric-cyst-in-an-infant-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Darian R Esfahani, Laura Burokas, Henry G Brown, Yoon S Hahn, Dimitrios Nikas
PURPOSE: Neurenteric cysts are rare congenital remnants formed by a failure of separation between endoderm and ectoderm in utero. METHODS: We describe a case of a 7-month-old male with a large cervical neurenteric cyst presenting with intermittent neck stiffness and irritability. RESULTS: This cyst was resected, recurred, and required repeat surgery. The patient's postoperative course included aseptic meningitis and hydrocephalus requiring ventriculoperitoneal shunt and later management of tethered cord, necessitating detethering...
June 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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/28641025/relationship-between-length-and-width-of-the-purple-line-and-foetal-head-descent-in-active-phase-of-labour
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Morvarid Irani, Masoumeh Kordi, Habibollah Esmaily
Purple line is one of the non-invasive methods to assess the progress of labour. This longitudinal observational study was performed on 350 women during the active phase of labour. We assessed the relationship between length and width of the purple line and foetal head descent. Women were examined in the lateral position and researcher recorded the presence or absence of the line before each vaginal examination. Where present length and width of the line was measured using a disposable tape measure. The purple line appeared in 75...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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/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/28638620/chest-pain-and-recurrent-chylothorax-an-unusual-presentation-of-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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David R Darley, Emily Granger, Allan R Glanville
Malignant mesothelioma presenting with recurrent chylous effusion is rare. We describe the case of a 34-year-old female Macedonian immigrant who presented with central chest pain and subsequently a left-sided chylous pleural effusion. The diagnosis was made on pleural biopsy via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Our case demonstrates the utility of thoracic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the difficulties associated with pleural cytology and cervical lymph node biopsy in the establishment of a diagnosis of mesothelioma...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638296/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-sympathetic-chain-neuromodulation-for-upper-extremity-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Samer Narouze, Dmitri Souzdalnitski
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) comprises a group of conditions characterized by severe, debilitating pain that is disproportionate to any inciting event and is not distributed in a specific nerve distribution or dermatome. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old female with a 2-year history of right upper extremity CRPS type I refractory to conventional management underwent an ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopy confirmed percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation trial with a lead extending from the C6 to the T3 level to cover the cervical and upper thoracic sympathetic chain...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637974/neuron-glia-interaction-is-a-key-mechanism-underlying-persistent-orofacial-pain
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Koichi Iwata, Ayano Katagiri, Masamichi Shinoda
Excitability of neurons in the trigeminal ganglion (TG), trigeminal spinal subnucleus caudalis (Vc), and upper cervical spinal cord (C1-C2) is greatly enhanced after orofacial inflammation and trigeminal nerve injury, and TG, Vc, and C1-C2 neurons remain sensitized long after such episodes. Sensitized neurons generate various molecules, which are released from nociceptive neurons in these areas and are involved in modulating the excitability of TG, Vc, and C1-C2 nociceptive neurons. Hyperexcitable nociceptive neurons also activate satellite glial cells in the TG and microglial cells and astrocytes in the Vc and C1-C2...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637309/anterior-cervical-pseudarthrosis-treated-with-bilateral-posterior-cervical-cages
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William Smith, Mark Gillespy, Jason Huffman, Veasna Vong, Bruce M McCormack
BACKGROUND: Pseudarthrosis after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) causes persistent pain and related disability. Posterior revision surgery results in higher healing rates, but is more extensive compared to anterior surgery. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate minimally disruptive, tissue sparing posterior fusion via bilateral placement of posterior cages between the facet joints as an alternative treatment option. METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter, medical chart review was performed and included 25 patients with symptomatic pseudarthrosis after ACDF treated with posterior cervical cages, and in select cases, anterior revision...
June 14, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630847/hyperplasia-of-lamina-and-spinous-process-of-c5-vertebrae-and-associated-hemivertebra-at-c4-level
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Raja Rameez Farooqi, Mufti Mehmood, Hilal A Kotwal
INTRODUCTION: Congenital variants of the cervical spine may mimic traumatic lesions and may cause recurrent episodes of pain. The spectrum of cervical variants includes persistent apophyses of the transverse processes, persistent epiphyses, vertebral platyspondylia, vertebral hypoplasia, and dysplasia of the vertebral arch. Furthermore, abnormalities of the spinous process have been described including doubled spinous processes and hypertrophies. Unilateral hyperplasia of a spinous process is a rare finding that has only been described rarely as case reports...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625909/multilevel-acdf-with-zero-profile-devices-analysis-of-safety-and-feasibility-with-a-focus-on-sagittal-alignment-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcome-a-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vincenzo Albanese, Francesco Certo, Massimiliano Visocchi, Giuseppe Mv Barbagallo
BACKGROUND: In multilevel degenerative conditions posterior approaches are often preferred, but anterior approaches provide comparable clinical results and better alignment. Anterior plating entails higher rates of soft tissue injuries and dysphagia, particularly in multilevel cases. This study evaluates efficacy and safety of zero-profile devices in three and four-level ACDF, analyzing patients' clinical and radiological long-term outcome. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 24 patients with cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy (CSM), who underwent three and four-level ACDF with Zero-P device...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624427/a-case-grafted-with-polyglycolic-acid-sheets-and-fibrin-glue-for-protection-after-temporary-resection-of-a-metastatic-cervical-skin-tumor
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Takashi Matsuzuka, Masahiro Suzuki, Masakazu Ikeda, Kaoru Sato, Junko Fujimoto, Rumi Hosaka, Yuko Tanji, Shu Soeda, Shigeyuki Murono
The aim of this case report was to evaluate the usefulness of a grafting with polyglycolic acid sheet and a fibrin glue spray (PGA sheet grafting) after resection of a cervical skin tumor. A 61-year-old woman presented with left cervical skin tumor resistance to chemo-radiotherapy. She had been undergoing multimodal therapy for ovarian serous papillary adenocarcinoma for the previous six years. Although she had a poor general condition and a cervical skin tumor of 9cm in diameter, which was painful and easy bleeding, had offensive smell, she hoped to return to her job...
June 14, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624375/non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-and-atypical-neck-pain-a-case-report
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Natividad Rojas, Carlos Fernandes, Montse Conde, Nuria Montala, Xavier Fornos, Lluís Rosselló, Francésc Pallisó
Neck pain is a common reason for seeking medical attention. It affects at least 15% of the labor force and up to 40% of individuals whose occupation is hazardous. On the other hand, primary bone lymphoma is a very rare disease (less than 1% of all malignant bone tumors), and the relationship between the 2 has rarely been mentioned. We report the case of a patient who had a 1-month history of neck pain. The main symptom was pain on palpation of C2-C6 cervical spinous processes and contracture of the trapezius muscle that did not cease with conventional treatment...
June 14, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622891/functional-and-cosmetic-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-neck-dissection-by-a-postauricular-facelift-approach-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Yong Bae Ji, Chang Myeon Song, Hyang Sook Bang, Hae Jin Park, Ji Young Lee, Kyung Tae
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional and cosmetic outcomes of robot-assisted neck dissection with those of conventional neck dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 113 patients with head and neck cancer who underwent unilateral neck dissection by a robot-assisted postauricular facelift approach (38 patients) or conventional trans-cervical approach (75 patients). Postoperative functional outcomes such as edema, sensory loss, pain, and fibrosis in the neck, and limitations of neck and shoulder motion, and cosmetic satisfaction scored by questionnaire were evaluated serially up to 1year postoperatively, and compared between the two groups...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622488/dizziness-unsteadiness-visual-disturbances-and-sensorimotor-control-in-traumatic-neck-pain
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Julia Treleaven
Synopsis There is considerable evidence to support the importance of cervical afferent dysfunction in the development of dizziness, unsteadiness, visual disturbances and altered balance, eye, and head movement control following neck trauma, especially in those with persistent symptoms. However, there are other possible causes for these symptoms and secondary adaptive changes should also be considered in the process of differential diagnosis. Understanding the nature of these symptoms and the differential diagnosis of their potential origin is important for rehabilitation...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622486/the-physiological-basis-of-cervical-facet-mediated-persistent-pain-basic-science-and-clinical-challenges
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Meagan E Ita, Sijia Zhang, Timothy P Holsgrove, Sonia Kartha, Beth A Winkelstein
Synopsis Chronic neck pain is common and a primary clinical symptom of whiplash and other spinal injuries. Loading-induced neck injuries produce abnormal kinematics between the vertebrae, with the potential to injure facet joints and the afferent fibers that innervate the specific joint tissues, including the capsular ligament. Mechanoreceptive and nociceptive afferents that innervate the facet have their peripheral terminals in the capsule, cell bodies in the dorsal root ganglia, and terminal processes in the spinal cord...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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