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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538083/preoperative-opioid-use-a-risk-factor-for-poor-return-to-work-status-after-single-level-cervical-fusion-for-radiculopathy-in-a-workers-compensation-setting
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Mhamad Faour, Joshua T Anderson, Arnold R Haas, Rick Percy, Stephen T Woods, Uri M Ahn, Nicholas U Ahn
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective comparative case-control study. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study are: (1) How preoperative opioid use impacts RTW status after single-level cervical fusion for radiculopathy? and (2) What are other postsurgical outcomes affected by preoperative opioid use? SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Opioid use has increased significantly in the past decade. The use of opioids has a drastic impact on workers' compensation population, an at-risk cohort for poorer surgical and functional outcomes than the general population...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532172/cranio-spinal-rosai-dorfman-disease-case-series-and-literature-review
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Shashank S Joshi, Shilpa Joshi, Girish Muzumdar, Keki E Turel, Rajan M Shah, Indoo Ammbulkar, Muhammad Masood Hussain, Kishor A Choudhari
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare condition similar to lymphomas, presenting with cervical lymphadenopathy in young adults. Extra-nodal involvement is relatively common but involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) is rare. Cranial RDD presents with symptoms of raised intracranial pressure, focal or generalised seizures, while spinal RDD presents with pain, peripheral neurological deficits and radiculopathy. In contrast to other similar neoplastic or degenerative conditions affecting the CNS, RDD is a benign, non-infective, granulomatous disorder...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528478/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-a-vertebral-artery-loop-causing-cervical-radiculopathy
#3
L Wood, M Czyz, S Forster, Bronek M Boszczyk
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathies are rarely caused by vertebral artery loop formation, which is estimated to be present in less than 3% of patients. It is uncertain what causes the loop formation: some propose an association with spondylotic changes or trauma, whilst others suggest hypertension and atherosclerosis may be responsible. CASE REPORT 1: A 35-year-old male patient presented with signs and symptoms of cervical radiculopathy that was not improved with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery performed 2 years beforehand...
May 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525471/cervical-disk-replacement-with-discover-versus-fusion-in-a-single-level-cervical-disk-disease-a-prospective-single-center-randomized-trial-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Marjan Rožanković, Sergej M Marasanov, Miroslav Vukić
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical outcome after Discover arthroplasty versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in patients treated for symptomatic single-level cervical disk disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is still the gold standard for surgical treatment of cervical spine degenerative disk disease. However, results of many studies suggest that it may cause degenerative changes at levels immediately above and below the fusion, known as adjacent segment degenerative disease...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525469/safety-and-efficacy-study-of-an-ozone-laser-combined-therapy-using-puncture-needle-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-cervical-spondylosis
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Ke Gu, Yuqiu Yan, Wu Wei, Yan Li, Wenli Liu, Yang Guo, Long Yu
STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with cervical spondylosis (CS) were treated with patented technology of ozone laser combined therapy using puncture needle between August 2008 and February 2010. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score changes before and 6 months after surgery and MacNab score criteria 6 months after surgery were analyzed. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: CS normally occurs over the age of 50 and broadly presents as either myelopathy or radiculopathy...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523381/national-clinical-guidelines-for-non-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-recent-onset-neck-pain-or-cervical-radiculopathy
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Per Kjaer, Alice Kongsted, Jan Hartvigsen, Alexander Isenberg-Jørgensen, Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Bolette Søborg, Charlotte Krog, Christian Martin Møller, Christine Marie Bækø Halling, Henrik Hein Lauridsen, Inge Ris Hansen, Jesper Nørregaard, Karsten Juhl Jørgensen, Lars Valentin Hansen, Marie Jakobsen, Martin Bach Jensen, Martin Melbye, Peter Duel, Steffan W Christensen, Tina Myung Povlsen
PURPOSE: To summarise recommendations about 21 selected non-surgical interventions for recent onset (<12 weeks) non-specific neck pain (NP) and cervical radiculopathy (CR) based on two guidelines from the Danish Health Authority. METHODS: Two multidisciplinary working groups formulated recommendations based on the GRADE approach. RESULTS: Twelve recommendations were based on evidence and nine on consensus. Management should include information about prognosis, warning signs, and advise to remain active...
May 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508100/cervical-radiculopathy-combined-with-cervical-myelopathy-prevalence-and-characteristics
#7
Byung-Wan Choi, Sung-Soo Kim, Dong-Hyun Lee, Ji-Wan Kim
Patients with cervical myelopathy may experience symptoms of radiculopathy, and it is not easy to determine whether these symptoms are caused by the myelopathy itself or by a radiculopathy accompanied by root compression. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of radiculopathy combined with cervical myelopathy and to evaluate the characteristics of cervical myelopathy with or without radiculopathy. We enrolled 127 patients with cervical myelopathy in this retrospective study and reviewed their medical records and magnetic resonance imaging findings...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503982/anxiety-and-depression-affect-pain-drawings-in-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease
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Anna MacDowall, Yohan Robinson, Martin Skeppholm, Claes Olerud
INTRODUCTION: Pain drawings have been frequently used in the preoperative evaluation of spine patients. Until now most investigations have focused on low back pain patients, even though pain drawings are used in neck pain patients as well. The aims of this study were to investigate the pain drawing and its association to preoperative demographics, psychological impairment, and pain intensity. METHODS: We carried out a post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial, comparing cervical disc replacement to fusion for radiculopathy related to degenerative disc disease...
May 15, 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501759/resource-utilization-for-non-operative-cervical-radiculopathy-management-by-surgeons-versus-non-surgeons
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Sophie H Chung, Daniel D Bohl, Jonathan T Paul, Jeffrey A Rihn, James S Harrop, Zoher Ghogawala, Alan S Hilibrand, Jonathan N Grauer
OBJECTIVES: To compare the estimated resource utilization for non-operative treatment of cervical radiculopathy if managed by surgeons versus non-surgeons. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A Cervical Spine Research Society-sponsored survey was administered at a national spine surgery conference to surgeons and non-surgeons, as classified above. The survey asked questions regarding resource utilization and perceived costs for the "average patient" with cervical radiculopathy managed non-operatively...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495026/neck-related-physical-function-self-efficacy-and-coping-strategies-in-patients-with-cervical-radiculopathy-a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-postoperative-physiotherapy
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Johanna Wibault, Birgitta Öberg, Åsa Dedering, Håkan Löfgren, Peter Zsigmond, Liselott Persson, Maria Andell, Margareta R Jonsson, Anneli Peolsson
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative rehabilitation with structured physiotherapy to the standard approach in patients with cervical radiculopathy (CR) in a prospective randomized study at 6 months follow-up based on measures of neck-related physical function, self-efficacy, and coping strategies. METHODS: Patients with persistent CR and scheduled for surgery (N = 202) were randomly assigned to structured postoperative physiotherapy or a standard postoperative approach...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485644/impairment-of-triad-conditioned-facilitation-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Stefan J Groiss, Hitoshi Mochizuki, Ritsuko Hanajima, Carlos Trenado, Setsu Nakatani-Enomoto, Koji Otani, Yoshikazu Ugawa
OBJECTIVES: The triad conditioned facilitation (TCF) technique has been shown to detect motor cortical intrinsic rhythms depending on the functioning of specific cortical layers by measuring motor evoked potential (MEP) enhancement after a triad of conditioning TMS pulses at a certain interval. However, the influence of cortical degeneration on TCF is still undetermined. We therefore studied TCF in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by degeneration of the motor cortex...
May 9, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465722/does-partial-coating-with-titanium-improve-the-radiographic-fusion-rate-of-empty-peek-cages-in-cervical-spine-surgery-a-comparative-analysis-of-clinical-data
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Andreas Kotsias, Sven Mularski, Björn Kühn, Michael Hanna, Olaf Suess
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-established surgical treatment. Several types of intervertebral spacers can be used, but there is increasing evidence that PEEK cages yield insufficient fusion and thus less clinical improvement. The study aim was to assess the outcomes of single-level ACDF with an empty PEEK cage partially coated with titanium. METHODS: This prospective multicenter single-arm clinical study collected follow-up data at 6, 12, and 18 months...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465721/empty-polyetheretherketone-peek-cages-in-anterior-cervical-diskectomy-and-fusion-acdf-show-slow-radiographic-fusion-that-reduces-clinical-improvement-results-from-the-prospective-multicenter-pierce-peek-study
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Olaf Suess, Martin Schomaker, Mario Cabraja, Marco Danne, Theodoros Kombos, Michael Hanna
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-established surgical treatment for radiculopathy and myelopathy. Previous studies showed that empty PEEK cages have lower radiographic fusion rates, but the clinical relevance remains unclear. This paper's aim is to provide high-quality evidence on the outcomes of ACDF with empty PEEK cages and on the relevance of radiographic fusion for clinical outcomes. METHODS: This large prospective multicenter clinical trial performed single-level ACDF with empty PEEK cages on patients with cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458824/vertebral-artery-dissection-following-a-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy
#14
Aniruddha A Sheth, Stephen Honeybul
Vertebral artery dissection following a posterior cervical foraminotomy with rhizolysis of the subaxial spine has not been described before. A 46-year-old lady underwent the procedure for a left C6 radiculopathy with a focal disc herniation with no intraoperative complications. Seven hours post-operatively, she developed a right homonymous hemianopia, thalamic dysphasia, gait and memory impairment. Imaging demonstrated an occlusion to the left vertebral artery from C7/T1 to C4 with a dissection flap noted at the inferior margin...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457932/the-role-of-conventional-myelography-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-degenerative-spine-diseases-in-low-income-communities-a-prospective-study
#15
David Kitya, Maria Punchak, Francis Bajunirwe
INTRODUCTION: Chronic back pain is a common problem and imaging is crucial for effective diagnosis and treatment. In low-resource settings conventional myelography is a cheap alternative to MRI and CT. This study was conducted to re-examine the diagnostic reliability, effectiveness for surgical decision making and safety of conventional myelography. METHODS: The study was conducted at Tenwek Mission Hospital during June 2009 and March 2010. New patients who presented with features of radiculopathy and/or myelopathy were eligible...
April 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456670/there-is-no-increased-risk-of-adjacent-segment-disease-at-the-cervico-thoracic-junction-following-an-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-to-c7
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Philip K Louie, Steven M Presciutti, Stephanie E Iantorno, Daniel D Bohl, Kevin Shah, Grant D Shifflett, Howard S An
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a very common operative intervention for the treatment of cervical spine degenerative disease in those who have failed non-operative measures. However, studies examining long-term follow up on patients who underwent ACDF reveal evidence of radiographic and clinical degenerative disc disease at the levels adjacent to the fusion construct. Consistent with other junctional regions of the spine, the cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) has significant morphological variations...
April 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453446/the-effects-of-neural-mobilization-on-cervical-radiculopathy-patients-pain-disability-rom-and-deep-flexor-endurance
#17
Dong-Gyu Kim, Sin Ho Chung, Ho Bal Jung
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a disease of the cervical spine and a space-occupying lesion that occurs because of pathological problems with cervical nerve roots. Nerve root injury to produce functional disability. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of neural mobilization with manual cervical traction (NMCT) compared with manual cervical traction (MCT) on pain, functional disability, muscle endurance, and range of motion (ROM) in individuals with CR patients...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451842/anterior-cervical-discectomy-without-fusion-for-a-symptomatic-cervical-disk-herniation
#18
Judith D de Rooij, Pravesh S Gadjradj, John S Soria van Hoeve, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy is characterized by dysfunction of the nerve root usually caused by a cervical disk herniation. The most important symptom is pain, radiating from the neck to the arm. When conservative treatment fails, surgical treatment is indicated to relieve symptoms. During the last decades, multiple fusion techniques have been developed, although without clinical evidence for added value of fusion over non-fusion. METHODS: The surgical procedure of anterior cervical discectomy without fusion is performed step by step, leading to removal of the entire intervertebral disk...
April 27, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451514/dysphagia-rates-after-anterior-cervical-diskectomy-and-fusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Michael F Shriver, Daniel J Lewis, Varun R Kshettry, Benjamin P Rosenbaum, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz
STUDY DESIGN:  Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is an effective surgical option for patients with cervical radiculopathy, myelopathy, or deformity. Although ACDF is generally safe, dysphagia is a common complication. Despite its high incidence, prolonged postoperative dysphagia is poorly understood; its etiology remains relatively unknown, and its risk factors are widely debated. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, and Embase for studies reporting complications for cervical diskectomy with plating...
February 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451487/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-vertebral-artery-injury-in-16%C3%A2-582-cervical-spine-surgery-patients-an-aospine-north-america-multicenter-study
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Wellington K Hsu, Abhishek Kannan, Harry T Mai, Michael G Fehlings, Zachary A Smith, Vincent C Traynelis, Ziya L Gokaslan, Alan S Hilibrand, Ahmad Nassr, Paul M Arnold, Thomas E Mroz, Mohamad Bydon, Eric M Massicotte, Wilson Z Ray, Michael P Steinmetz, Gabriel A Smith, Jonathan Pace, Mark Corriveau, Sungho Lee, Robert E Isaacs, Jeffrey C Wang, Elizabeth L Lord, Zorica Buser, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter retrospective case series was compiled involving 21 medical institutions. Inclusion criteria included patients who underwent cervical spine surgery between 2005 and 2011 and who sustained a vertebral artery injury (VAI). OBJECTIVE: To report the frequency, risk factors, outcomes, and management goals of VAI in patients who have undergone cervical spine surgery. METHODS: Patients were evaluated on the basis of condition-specific functional status using the Neck Disability Index (NDI), modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association (mJOA) score, the Nurick scale, and the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36)...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
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