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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154999/kinematic-analysis-of-the-space-available-for-cord-and-disc-bulging-of-the-thoracic-spine-using-kinematic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-kmri
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Permsak Paholpak, Ishan Shah, Lou-Anne Acevedo-Moreno, Koji Tamai, Jeffrey C Wang, Zorica Buser
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The thoracic spine was previously known as a relatively stable region in human spine. Several studies reported motion of the thoracic spine and changes in the cross-sectional area of the spinal cord changed with positions in sagittal plane. The kinematic relationship between the thoracic disc and space available for cord with the positional change is still not well investigated. PURPOSE: To evaluate the kinematic change of the intervertebral disc and space available for the spinal cord of the thoracic spine using kMRI...
November 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154998/intraoperative-vertebroplasty-during-surgical-decompression-and-instrumentation-for-aggressive-vertebral-hemangiomas-a-retrospective-study-of-39-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Ben Wang, Song Bo Han, Liang Jiang, Xiao Guang Liu, Shao Min Yang, Na Meng, Feng Wei, Zhong Jun Liu
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Aggressive (Enneking Stage 3, S3) vertebral hemangiomas (VHs) are rare, which might require surgery. However, the choice of surgery for S3 VHs remains controversial because of the rarity of these lesions. PURPOSE: We reported our experience of treating S3 VHs, and evaluated the effectiveness and safety of intraoperative vertebroplasty during decompression surgery for S3 VHs. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty-nine patients with a definitive pathological diagnosis of aggressive VHs who underwent primary decompression surgery in our department were included in this study...
November 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150766/spinobot-an-mri-guided-needle-positioning-system-for-spinal-cellular-therapeutics
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Alexander Squires, John N Oshinski, Nicholas M Boulis, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
The neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) results in the death of motor neurons in voluntary muscles. There are no cures for ALS and few available treatments. In studies with small animal models, injection of cellular therapeutics into the anterior horn of the spinal cord has been shown to inhibit the progression of ALS. It was hypothesized that spinal injection could be made faster and less invasive with the aid of a robot. The robotic system presented-SpinoBot-uses MRI guidance to position a needle for percutaneous injection into the spinal cord...
November 17, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150193/descriptive-epidemiology-of-traumatic-spinal-injury-in-japan
#4
Mahammad Abbas Tafida, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Enbo Ma, Taro Mizutani, Toshikazu Abe
BACKGROUND: Spine injury epidemiology in Japan has not been studied since the 1990s when its incidence was 39.4-40.2 per million and the major cause of injury was motor vehicle crashes. We elucidate the current epidemiological state of spinal injury and spinal injury patients in Japan for the clinicians and public health prevention programs. METHODS: Spine injury patients were retrospectively selected from the Japan Trauma Data Bank (JTDB) from 2004 to 2013 for all ages and all spinal injuries...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146435/epidemiology-and-management-of-spinal-trauma-in-children-and-adolescents-under-18-years-old
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Asdrubal Falavigna, Orlando Righesso, Pedro Guarise da Silva, Felix Adolfo Sanchez Chavez, Ericson Sfreddo, Leandro Pelegrini de Almeida, Manuel Jose Valencia Carrasco, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: Report the epidemiology, clinical aspects and management of spinal trauma in children and adolescents. METHODS: Multicenter study of 215 cases of spinal trauma in individuals younger than 18 years of age. All patients were submitted to preoperative and postoperative radiological and clinical evaluation. The fractures were classified according to the AOSpine fracture classification. Neurological evaluation was performed using the Frankel Scale at admission to hospital and at the last follow-up...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143222/quantitative-analysis-of-the-level-of-readability-of-online-emergency-radiology-based-patient-education-resources
#6
David R Hansberry, Michael D'Angelo, Michael D White, Arpan V Prabhu, Mougnyan Cox, Nitin Agarwal, Sandeep Deshmukh
PURPOSE: The vast amount of information found on the internet, combined with its accessibility, makes it a widely utilized resource for Americans to find information pertaining to medical information. The field of radiology is no exception. In this paper, we assess the readability level of websites pertaining specifically to emergency radiology. METHODS: Using Google, 23 terms were searched, and the top 10 results were recorded. Each link was evaluated for its readability level using a set of ten reputable readability scales...
November 15, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138069/traumatic-fractures-of-the-cervical-spine-analysis-of-changes-in-incidence-etiology-concurrent-injuries-and-complications-among-488-262-patients-from-2005-2013
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Peter G Passias, Gregory W Poorman, Frank A Segreto, Cyrus M Jalai, Samantha R Horn, Cole A Bortz, Dennis Vasquez-Montes, Bassel G Diebo, Shaleen Vira, Olivia J Bono, Rafael De La Garza-Ramos, John Y Moon, Charles Wang, Brandon P Hirsch, Peter L Zhou, Michael Gerling, Heiko Koller, Virginie Lafage
OBJECTIVE: The etiologies and epidemiology of traumatic cervical spine fracture have not been described with sufficient power or recency. Our goal is to describe demographics, incidence, etiology, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), concurrent injuries, treatments, and complications of traumatic cervical spine fractures. METHODS: Retrospective review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. ICD-9 E-Codes identified trauma cases from 2005-2013. Patients with cervical fracture were isolated...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137102/lateral-medullary-infarction-with-similar-features-of-brown-sequard-syndrome-caused-by-vertebrobasilar-dysplasia-and-klippel-feil-syndrome-a-case-report
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Jingzhe Han, Duanhua Cao, Guomei Ma, Tingting Wang, Ye Ji, Zhilei Kang
RATIONALE: Patients with Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) are always anomaly associated with vertebrobasilar dysplasia. That may present commonly as infarction of brainstem, medulla, and cerebellum. In this article, we reported a rare case of lateral medullary infarction (LMI) with similar features of Brown Sequard syndrome caused by vertebrobasilar dysplasia and KFS, and the 2 rare conditions that are causally related. The case is being reported because of its unusual and rare presentation...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135883/an-analysis-of-the-incidence-and-outcomes-of-major-vs-minor-neurological-decline-after-complex-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-sub-analysis-of-scoli-risk-1-study
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So Kato, Michael G Fehlings, Stephen J Lewis, Lawrence G Lenke, Christopher I Shaffrey, Kenneth M C Cheung, Leah Carreon, Mark B Dekutoski, Frank J Schwab, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Khaled M Kebaish, Christopher P Ames, Yong Qiu, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Benny T Dahl, Hossein Mehdian, Ferran Pellisé, Sigurd H Berven
STUDY DESIGN: A sub-analysis from a prospective, multicenter, international cohort study in 15 sites (Scoli-RISK-1). OBJECTIVE: To report detailed information regarding the severity of neurological decline related to complex adult spine deformity (ASD) surgery and to examine outcomes based on severity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The basis of post-operative neurological decline after ASD surgeries can occur due to nerve root(s) or spinal cord dysfunction...
November 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131674/congenital-malformations-resembling-vacterl-association-in-a-golden-retriever
#10
Araceli Gamito-Gómez, Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana, Annette Wessmann
A 2 mo old golden retriever presented with malformation of the left thoracic limb and a small circular indentation of the skin in the cranial thoracic spine. Radiographs showed a cleft between the second and fifth metacarpal bones of the left thoracic limb compatible with ectrodactyly and spina bifida affecting T4 and T5 vertebrae. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine showed dorsal reposition of the spinal cord and a tract connecting from the dura mater to the skin. No other malformations were detected...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126979/ropivacaine-and-bupivacaine-prevent-increased-pain-sensitivity-without-altering-neuroimmune-activation-following-repeated-social-defeat-stress
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Caroline M Sawicki, January K Kim, Michael D Weber, Brant L Jarrett, Jonathan P Godbout, John F Sheridan, Michelle Humeidan
Mounting evidence indicates that stress influences the experience of pain. Exposure to psychosocial stress disrupts bi-directional communication pathways between the central nervous system and peripheral immune system, and can exacerbate the frequency and severity of pain experienced by stressed subjects. Repeated social defeat (RSD) is a murine model of psychosocial stress that recapitulates the immune and behavioral responses to stress observed in humans, including activation of stress-reactive neurocircuitry and increased pro-inflammatory cytokine production...
November 7, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125427/the-surgical-treatment-of-metastatic-spine-tumors-within-the-intramedullary-compartment
#12
Ben A Strickland, Ian E McCutcheon, Indro Chakrabarti, Laurence D Rhines, Jeffrey S Weinberg
OBJECTIVE Metastasis to the spinal cord is rare, and optimal management of this disease is unclear. The authors investigated this issue by analyzing the results of surgical treatment of spinal intramedullary metastasis (IM) at a major cancer center. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 13 patients who underwent surgery for IM. Patients had renal cell carcinoma (n = 4), breast carcinoma (n = 3), melanoma (n = 2), non-small cell lung cancer (n = 1), sarcoma (n = 1), adenoid cystic carcinoma (n = 1), and cervical cancer (n = 1)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125267/treatment-strategies-of-spinal-arteriovenous-fistulas-and-malformations-timing-matters
#13
Wing M Ho, Alice Görke, Ondra Petr, Claudius Thomé
Spinal vascular malformations are a rare heterogenous entity of spinal lesions with abnormal blood vessels. They may occur extra- and intradurally, peri- and intramedullary, with confined or complex configuration, and at various levels of the spine. Associated clinical symptoms are extremely variable and may range from diffuse pain, to progressive myelopathy, and even to acute hemorrhage with severe neurological deficits. Often, the patients present with significant spinal cord injury before the spinal arteriovenous lesions are diagnosed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125102/role-of-methylprednisolone-in-treatment-of-spinal-cord-injured-with-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-in-rats-and-its-effect-on-the-expressions-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-interleukin-1%C3%AE
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Xin-Ming Yang, Yao-Yu Cheng, Zhen-Liang Zhang, Cong Kang
Objective To investigate the role of methylprednisolone (MP) in treatment of spinal cord injured (SCI) with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplantation in rats and its effect on the expressions of tumor necrosis factor-α(TNF-α) and interleukin-1β(IL-1β) at the local tissues.Methods Forty male Sprague-Dawley(SD) rats were used to establish the models of SCI according to the modified Allen's contusion method and then divided into four groups (n=10 in each group) by using random numbers table:MP group,BMSCs group,BMSCs+MP group,and control group...
October 30, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124999/cervical-myelitis-presenting-as-occipital-neuralgia
#15
Sang-Mi Noh, Hyun Goo Kang
Occipital neuralgia is a common form of headache that is characterized by paroxysmal severe lancinating pain in the occipital nerve distribution. The exact pathophysiology is still not fully understood and occipital neuralgia often develops spontaneously. There are no specific guidelines for evaluation of patients with occipital neuralgia. Cervical spine, spinal cord, and posterior neck muscle lesions can induce occipital neuralgia. Brain and spine imaging may be necessary in some cases, according to the nature of the headache or response to treatment...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122701/predictors-of-quality-of-life-improvement-after-surgery-for-metastatic-tumors-of-the-spine-prospective-cohort-study
#16
Ori Barzilai, Lily McLaughlin, Mary-Kate Amato, Anne S Reiner, Shahiba Q Ogilvie, Eric Lis, Yoshiya Yamada, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Surgical decompression and stabilization followed by radiosurgery represents an effective method for local tumor control and neurologic preservation for patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression. We have previously demonstrated improvement in HrQOL after this combined modality treatment ("hybrid therapy"). PURPOSE: The current analysis focuses on delineation of patient-specific prognostic factors predictive of HrQOL change after combined surgery-SRS treatment of MESCC...
November 6, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110772/the-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-barriers-anatomic-and-physiologic-considerations
#17
Hayrettin Tumani, André Huss, Franziska Bachhuber
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) space consists of the intracerebral ventricles, subarachnoid spaces of the spine and brain (e.g., cisterns and sulci), and the central spinal cord canal. The CSF protects the central nervous system (CNS) in different ways involving metabolic homeostasis, supply of nutrients, functioning as lymphatic system, and regulation of intracranial pressure. CSF is produced by the choroid plexus, brain interstitium, and meninges, and it circulates in a craniocaudal direction from ventricles to spinal subarachnoid space from where it is removed via craniocaudal lymphatic routes and the venous system...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110129/real-life-management-and-outcome-of-thyroid-carcinoma-related-bone-metastases-results-from-a-nationwide-multicenter-experience
#18
G Mazziotti, A M Formenti, M B Panarotto, E Arvat, A Chiti, A Cuocolo, M E Dottorini, C Durante, L Agate, S Filetti, F Felicetti, A Filice, L Pace, T Pellegrino, M Rodari, M Salvatori, C Tranfaglia, A Versari, D Viola, S Frara, A Berruti, A Giustina, R Giubbini
PURPOSE AND PATIENTS: The M.O.S.CA.TI. (Metastases of the Skeleton from CArcinoma of the ThyroId) is a multicenter, retrospective study investigating the real-life outcome and management of bone metastases (BM) in 143 patients (63 M, 80 F; median age 64 years, range 11-87) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). RESULTS: Radio-active iodine (RAI) treatment was performed in 131 patients (91.6%), surgical approach and/or external radiotherapy in 68 patients (47...
November 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107727/severe-spinal-cord-compression-by-a-pure-giant-intradural-schwannoma-of-the-cervical-spine
#19
Javier Quillo-Olvera, Guang-Xun Lin, Jin-Sung Kim
A 73-year-old man with progressive quadriparesis, six months of evolution. Physical examination showed decreased strength at upper and lower limbs together with an increase in osteotendinous reflexes with Babinski sign. Upon radiological investigation, MRI revealed a tumor at C3-T2 with a severe ventrolateral displacement of the spinal cord (Figure 1). The patient underwent surgery for gross total resection of the lesion. Histopathologic findings reported a schwannoma. (Figure 2). Muscular strength of the limbs improved three months after surgery, and the patient was able to walk without assistance...
October 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107720/sporadic-intradural-extramedullary-hemangioblastoma-of-the-cauda-equina-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Douglas Blaty, Michael Malos, Thomas Palmrose, Stephen McGirr
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this case report is to present a rare finding of an intradural extramedullary hemangioblastoma of the cauda equina, with literature review. Spinal hemangioblastomas account for 1-5% of all spinal cord tumors. While spinal hemangioblastomas are rare, it is exceedingly rare to have a case of intradural extramedullary hemangioblastoma of the spine, especially in isolation without von-Hippel-Lindau syndrome. Only 20 previous cases have been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 82-year-old male presented with MRI evidence of an intradural mass at the L4 spinal level...
October 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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