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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820364/patterns-of-c-2-fracture-in-the-elderly-comparison-of-etiology-treatment-and-mortality-among-specific-fracture-types
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Ingrid Radovanovic, Jennifer C Urquhart, Parham Rasoulinejad, Kevin R Gurr, Fawaz Siddiqi, Christopher S Bailey
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have focused on Type II odontoid fractures and have failed to report on the effect of other C-2 fracture types on treatment and outcome. The purpose of this study was to compare patient characteristics, cause of injury, predisposing factors to fracture, treatments, and mortality rates among C-2 fracture types in a cohort of elderly patients 70 years of age and older. METHODS A retrospective cohort study design was used. Patients who sustained a C-2 fracture between 2002 and 2011 and who were admitted to the authors' Level 1 trauma center were identified using the Discharge Abstract Database and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) code S12...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819478/-granulocytic-sarcoma-of-the-dorsal-spine-an-unusual-cause-of-spinal-cord-compression
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Zeineb Alaya, Béchir Achour
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818826/test-retest-and-interreader-reproducibility-of-semiautomated-atlas-based-analysis-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-data-in-acute-cervical-spine-trauma-in-adult-patients
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D J Peterson, A M Rutman, D S Hippe, J G Jarvik, F H Chokshi, M R Reyes, C H Bombardier, M Mossa-Basha
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: DTI is a tool for microstructural spinal cord injury evaluation. This study evaluated the reproducibility of a semiautomated segmentation algorithm of spinal cord DTI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two consecutive patients undergoing acute trauma cervical spine MR imaging underwent 2 axial DTI scans in addition to their clinical scan. The datasets were put through a semiautomated probabilistic segmentation algorithm that selected white matter, gray matter, and 24 individual white matter tracts...
August 17, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816874/does-surgical-intervention-or-timing-of-surgery-have-an-effect-on-neurological-recovery-in-the-setting-of-a-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture
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So Kato, Jean-Christophe Murray, Brian K Kwon, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic thoracolumbar burst fractures are one of the most common forms of spinal trauma with the majority occurring at the junctional area where mechanical load is maximal (AOSpine Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Classification System Subtype A3 or A4). Burst fractures entail the involvement of the middle column, and therefore, they are typically associated with bone fragment in the spinal canal, which may cause compression of the spinal cord, conus medullaris, cauda equina, or a combination of these. Fortunately, approximately half of the patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures are neurologically intact due to the wide canal diameter...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816824/analysis-of-the-relationship-between-the-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-escc-scale-and-paralysis-caused-by-metastatic-spine-tumors
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Hiroshi Uei, Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Masafumi Maseda
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, single-institute, and radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between the epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) scale and the severity of metastatic spine tumor-induced paralysis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The ESCC scale is used to evaluate the grade of spinal cord compression on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, few studies have investigated the relationship between such MRI findings and paralysis...
August 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815098/osteoblastic-metastases-mimickers-on-contrast-enhanced-ct
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Fahad Al-Lhedan, Sam Samaan, Wanzhen Zeng
Secondary osseous involvement in lymphoma is more common compared to primary bone lymphoma. The finding of osseous lesion can be incidentally discovered during the course of the disease. However, osseous metastases are infrequently silent. Detection of osseous metastases is crucial for accurate staging and optimal treatment planning of lymphoma. The aim of imaging is to identify the presence and extent of osseous disease and to assess for possible complications such as pathological fracture of the load-bearing bones and cord compression if the lesion is spinal...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807778/cervical-cord-canal-mismatch-a-new-method-for-identifying-predisposition-to-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Aria Nouri, Julio Montejo, Xin Sun, Justin Virojanapa, Luis E Kolb, Khalid M Abbed, Joseph Cheng
The risk for spinal cord injuries (SCIs) ranging from devastating traumatic injuries, compression due to degenerative pathology, and neurapraxia is increased in patients with congenital spinal stenosis. Classical diagnostic criteria include an absolute anteroposterior diameter of <12-13mm or a Torg-Pavlov Ratio of <0.80-0.82; however, these factors do not take into account the size of the spinal cord, which varies across patients independent of canal size. Recent large MRI studies of population cohorts have allowed newer methods to emerge that account for both cord and canal size by measuring a spinal cord occupation ratio (SCOR)...
August 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799804/morphologic-features-of-spontaneous-annular-tears-and-disc-degeneration-in-the-aging-sand-rat-psammomys-obesus-obesus
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H E Gruber, E N Hanley
The sand rat, a member of the gerbil family, is a valuable small animal model in which intervertebral disc degeneration occurs spontaneously as the animal ages. Radiographic features of cervical and lumbar degeneration resemble those in human spines. We conducted a retrospective analysis of spines of 140 animals 3-41 months old focusing specifically on the presence of annular tears that are not visible by radiography and have not been described previously in the sand rat disc. During degeneration of the nucleus pulposus, notochordal cell death occurs and granular material, which stains with Alcian blue for proteoglycans, accumulates...
August 11, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797605/space-available-for-cord-motion-and-disc-degeneration-at-the-adjacent-segments-level-of-degenerative-cervical-spondylolisthesis-using-kinematic-mri
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Permsak Paholpak, Alexander Nazareth, Kaku Barkoh, Larry V Lee, Joshua Lucas, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
The objective was to evaluate motion, disc degeneration and Space Available for Cord (SAC) at the adjacent segments of degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis (DCS) using kinematic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (kMRI). The cervical spine kMRI of sixty-one DCS spinal levels (38 anterolisthesis and 23 retrolisthesis) were analyzed at the listhesis level and its adjacent segments in three position using kMRI. MRAnalyzer3 was used to analyze translation, angular motion and SAC. The caudad level had significantly less translation motion than the listhesis level in overall DCS or grade 2 anterolisthesis group (P<0...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796260/clinical-grade-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reverse-cognitive-aging-via-improving-synaptic-plasticity-and-endogenous-neurogenesis
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Ning Cao, Tuling Liao, Jiajing Liu, Zeng Fan, Quan Zeng, Junnian Zhou, Haiyun Pei, Jiafei Xi, Lijuan He, Lin Chen, Xue Nan, Yali Jia, Wen Yue, Xuetao Pei
Cognitive aging is a leading public health concern with the increasing aging population, but there is still lack of specific interventions directed against it. Recent studies have shown that cognitive function is intimately affected by systemic milieu in aging brain, and improvement of systemic environment in aging brain may be a promising approach for rejuvenating cognitive aging. Here, we sought to study the intervention effects of clinical-grade human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) on cognitive aging in a murine model of aging...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795547/-multiple-vertebral-hemangiomas-treated-simultaneously-with-cyberknife%C3%A2-technology
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R Harkati, M Baré, A Gulyban, D Dechambre, P Berkovic, P A Coucke
Haemangioma are benign, vasoformative lesions of endothelial origin. A minority of patients with a vertebral location are symptomatic with neck or back pain. Neurological deficits due to spinal cord compression are rare and mostly observed at the thoracic and upper lumbar spine. Treatment is indicated in case of relevant symptomatology. Several invasive treatment modalities exist such as surgery and intralesional injections, but radiotherapy is the most common treatment for painful lesions. We report a case of a patient with symptomatic bifocal vertebral haemangioma (d9, l3) associated with dorsal and lumbar pain treated simultaneously using a cyberknife® vsi system, with a significant reduction of pain and a limited toxicity...
July 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795472/does-ultrasound-guidance-add-accuracy-to-continuous-caudal-epidural-catheter-placements-in-neonates-and-infants
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Vrushali C Ponde, Vinit V Bedekar, Ankit P Desai, Kiran A Puranik
BACKGROUND: Caudo-lumbar and caudo-thoracic epidural anesthesia is an established technique that carries a low risk of dural puncture or spinal cord trauma in infants. Traditionally catheter advancement is based on external measurements. However, malpositioning of catheters are known to occur. We hypothesized that caudal-epidural catheters inserted under real-time ultrasound guidance may be more accurate than the accuracy of the measurements traditionally used for their placement. METHODS: We studied 25 patients, aged 2 days to 5 months, posted for abdominal or thoracic surgery, receiving general anesthesia followed by caudo-epidural continuous block...
August 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795286/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies-for-patients-with-malignant-epidural-spinal-cord-compression
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REVIEW
Dilan A Patel, Jian L Campian
Malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is an oncologic emergency with the potential for devastating consequences for patients if not promptly diagnosed and treated. MESCC is diagnosed by imaging. MRI is by far the most sensitive test, preferably with gadolinium. Once the diagnosis of MESCC is suspected, patients with neurologic deficits should receive prompt administration of dexamethasone with a 10-mg IV loading dose followed by 4 mg every 6 h. Quick taper is recommended once the definitive treatment is established...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791891/the-economic-burden-of-urinary-tract-infection-and-pressure-ulceration-in-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-admissions-evidence-for-comparative-economics-and-decision-analytics-from-a-matched-case-control-study
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Barry White, Nicolas Dea, John Street, Christiana L Cheng, Carly S Rivers, Najmedden Attabib, Brian K Kwon, Charles G Fisher, Marcel F Dvorak
Secondary complications of spinal cord injury (SCI) are a burden to afflicted individuals and the rest of society. However, there is limited evidence of the economic burden or cost of complications in SCI populations in Canada, which is necessary for comparative economic analyses and decision analytic modeling of possible solutions to these common health problems. Comparative economic analyses can inform resource allocation decisions, but the outputs are only as good as the inputs. In this article, new evidence of the excess or incremental costs of urinary tract infection (UTI) and pressure ulceration (PU) in acute traumatic SCI from an exploratory case series analysis of admissions to a Level I specialized Canadian spine facility (2008-2013) is presented...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791193/spinal-thoracic-extradural-angiolipoma-manifesting-as-acute-onset-of-paraparesis-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Franz Jooji Onishi, Flavio Augusto Sekeff Salem, Diogo Luis de Melo Lins, Rafi Felicio Bauab Dauar, João Norberto Stavale
BACKGROUND: Angiolipomas are benign tumors most commonly found in the thoracic spine. They are composed of mature adipocytes and abnormal vascular elements that usually present with a slowly progressive course of neurological deterioration. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 35-year-old female, with a prior history of back pain, acutely developed paraparesis. When the thoracic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a dorsal epidural mass at the T3-T5 level, she underwent a laminectomy for gross total excision of the lesion that proved to be an angiolipoma...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781306/cervical-flexion-myelopathy-eleven-years-after-a-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Hiroto Nakano, Kenji Sakai, Kazuo Iwasa, Masahito Yamada
We herein describe a 37-year-old man who developed cervical flexion myelopathy 11 years after suffering a cervical spinal cord injury. Cervical magnetic resonance imaging 11 years after the accident demonstrated atrophy and hyperintense lesions at the C6 and C7 levels in the cervical cord with an abnormal alignment of the vertebrae. In the neck flexion position, an anterior shift of the cervical cord was evident. Our patient's condition suggests that an abnormal alignment of the cervical spine and spinal cord injury due to a traumatic accident could be risk factors in the subsequent development of cervical flexion myelopathy...
August 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776505/effects-of-cathodal-trans-spinal-direct-current-stimulation-on-lower-urinary-tract-function-in-normal-and-spinal-cord-injury-mice-with-overactive-bladder
#17
Zaghloul Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: Lower urinary tract (LUT) dysfunction is a monumental problem affecting quality of life following neurotrauma, such as spinal cord injury (SCI). Proper function of the bladder and its associated structures depends on coordinated activity of the neuronal circuitry in the spinal cord and brain. Disconnection between the spinal and brain centers controlling the LUT causes fundamental changes in the mechanisms involved in the micturition and storage reflexes. We investigated the effects of cathodal trans-spinal direct current stimulation (c-tsDCS) of the lumbosacral spine on bladder and external urinary sphincter (EUS) functions...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776131/pure-distraction-injury-of-t1-2-with-quad-fever
#18
Jun-Yeong Seo, Chae-Moon Lim, Young-Hoon Kim, Kee-Yong Ha
INTRODUCTION: We report a pure distraction injury of the upper thoracic spine and uncontrolled hyperthermia without an infectious cause. Quad fever appears in the first several weeks to months after a cervical or upper thoracic SCI and is characterized by an extreme elevation in body core temperature beyond 40 °C without an infectious cause. Discriminating between infectious and noninfectious causes is important, and a thorough clinical assessment is required. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 52-year-old male visited the emergency room complaining of back pain with complete paralysis [American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) A] of both lower extremities after a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident...
August 3, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765801/regression-of-disc-osteophyte-complexes-following-laminoplasty-versus-laminectomy-with-fusion-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Remi M Ajiboye, Stephen D Zoller, Adedayo A Ashana, Akshay Sharma, William Sheppard, Langston T Holly
BACKGROUND: Laminectomy with fusion (LF) and laminoplasty are two posterior-based surgical approaches for the surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). The decompressive effect of these approaches is thought to be primarily related to the dorsal drift of the spinal cord away from ventral compressive structures. A lesser known mechanism of spinal cord decompression following cervical LF is regression of the ventral disc osteophyte complexes which is postulated to result from the alteration of motion across the fused motion segment...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763433/injury-and-liability-associated-with-spine-surgery
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Rachel Kutteruf, Deva Wells, Linda Stephens, Karen L Posner, Lorri A Lee, Karen B Domino
BACKGROUND: Although spine surgery is associated with significant morbidity, the anesthesia liability profile for spine surgery is not known. We examined claims for spine procedures in the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project database to evaluate patterns of injury and liability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Inclusion criteria were anesthesia claims provided for surgical procedures in 2000 to 2014. We compared mechanisms of injury for cervical spine to thoracic or lumbar spine procedures using χ and the Fisher exact test...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
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