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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413118/cadaveric-and-ultrasonographic-validation-of-needling-placement-in-the-cervical-multifidus-muscle
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César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Juan A Mesa-Jiménez, Jose A Paredes-Mancilla, Shane L Koppenhaver, Samuel Fernández-Carnero
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if a needle is able to reach the cervical multifidus during the application of dry needling or acupuncture. METHODS: Dry needling and ultrasound imaging of cervical multifidi was conducted on 5 patients (age: 32 ± 5 years) with mechanical neck pain and on 2 fresh cadavers (age: 64 ± 1 years). Dry needling was done using a needle of 40 mm in length inserted perpendicular to the skin about 1 cm lateral to the spinous process at C3-C4...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407736/large-enchondroma-of-the-thoracic-spine-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jing Guo, Ju-Zhou Gao, Lian-Jin Guo, Zhi-Xun Yin, Er-Xing He
BACKGROUND: Enchondroma, a subtype of chondroma, originates from the medullary cavity of the bone and produces an expansile growth pattern. Enchondroma located in the spine is rare and a few cases of large thoracic enchondroma have been reported. The authors document a rare case of large enchondroma in the thoracic spine of a 49-year-old woman, and discuss its clinical, radiological and histopathological characteristics. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient presented with rapidly progressive and severe pain on her upper back...
April 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404241/discrete-morphological-variants-of-human-cervical-vertebrae-exploring-pattern-of-distribution-and-biological-significance
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M K Karapetian
Studies on discrete traits of the human cervical vertebrae, appearing at certain intervals during the last century, posed some questions regarding evolutionary processes that human cervical spine underwent during phylogenesis. To address questions of significance of these morphological traits we need first a good knowledge of the extent of their variation in modern humans. The aim of the current work was to integrate available data on the occurrence of various non-metric traits in the human cervical spine and search for the pattern of their distribution on intra- and inter-population levels...
March 9, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382215/central-cord-syndrome-from-blast-injury-after-gunshot-wound-to-the-spine-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Juan Galloza, Juan Valentin, Edwardo Ramos
INTRODUCTION: Central Cord Syndrome (CCS) is the most common of the spinal cord injury syndromes. Few cases have been presented with gunshot wound (GSW) as a cause of a central cord syndrome, and none, to our knowledge, has been presented without any evidence of central canal bullet/bone fragments. CASE PRESENTATION: A 27-year-old male suffered two close-range gunshot wounds, one to the left neck and one to the left shoulder. CT scan showed C5 spinous process fracture and paraspinal muscle hemorrhage without evidence of central canal stenosis or bullet/bone fragments...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376780/kinematic-characteristics-of-lumbar-spinous-processes-during-axial-rotation-in-patients-with-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-and-intervention
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BaoLiang Zhang, Wenhan Huang, Hong Xia, Xinglong Feng
BACKGROUND: Data about minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) has been reported. However, no quantitative knowledge about the biomechanical characteristics of the spinous processes in patients with DDD after operation was reported in the literature. METHODS: Fourteen adult patients with DDD at the L3-4 level were recruited and scanned using computed tomography (CT) to construct three-dimensional (3D) anatomical vertebral models of L2-5...
April 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373617/the-reduction-and-direct-repair-of-isthmic-spondylolisthesis-using-the-smiley-face-rod-method-in-adolescent-athlete-technical-note
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Kazuta Yamashita, Kosaku Higashino, Toshinori Sakai, Yoichiro Takata, Fumio Hayashi, Fumitake Tezuka, Masatoshi Morimoto, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
Presently, lumbar spondylolisthesis did not have the indication of direct repair surgery because of the difficulty to reduce the slippage. In this report, we presented a case and described a minimally invasive direct repair surgery to reduce and repair the pars interarticularis defects of lumbar spondylolisthesis. First, curettage and removal of the synovium of the pars interarticularis and decompression of nerve root are conducted. Next, cancellous bone is harvested from the iliac crest. And then the Percutaneous Pedicle Screws are inserted bilaterally...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366654/posterior-short-fusion-without-neural-decompression-using-pedicle-screws-and-spinous-process-plates-a-simple-and-effective-treatment-for-neurological-deficits-following-osteoporotic-vertebral-collapse
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Atsushi Nakano, Choman Ryu, Ichiro Baba, Takashi Fujishiro, Yoshiharu Nakaya, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of neurological deficits following osteoporotic vertebral collapse (OVC) is controversial, owing to complications that result from fragile bone quality. In the present study, we assessed surgical results following posterior spinal fusion without decompression. We achieved stable fusion over a short segment of the spinal column using pedicle screws and spinous process plates, maximizing the use of the preserved posterior elements. METHODS: We reviewed surgical data, perioperative complications, clinical outcomes, and radiographic data of 20 consecutively recruited patients with delayed neurological deficits following OVC, who experienced posterior short fusion without neural decompression...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365858/sagittal-balance-is-correlated-with-parkinson-s-disease-clinical-parameters-an-overview-of-spinopelvic-alignment-on-175-consecutive-cases
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Luciano Bissolotti, Pedro Berjano, Paola Zuccher, Andrea Zenorini, Riccardo Buraschi, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Stefano Negrini
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the disease-related sagittal balance changes in relation to the sacro-pelvic morphology of Parkinson's Disease patients with different duration of disease. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-five consecutive Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients (102 males, 73 females; age: 55-83 years) participated in the cross-sectional study. The clinical assessment included: Hoehn Yahr (H&Y) score; Tinetti score; plumb line (PL) distance from the spinous process of C7, L3 and S1 and kyphosis apex...
April 1, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362211/laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-palliative-ablation-of-a-chordoma-metastasis-to-the-spine-case-report
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Brian J Williams, Patrick J Karas, Ganesh Rao, Laurence D Rhines, Claudio E Tatsui
The authors present the first report of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) ablation of a recurrent chordoma metastasis to the cervical spine. This patient was a 75-year-old woman who was diagnosed and treated for a sacral chordoma, and then developed metastases to the lung and upper thoracic spine. Unfortunately she experienced symptomatic recurrence at the C-7 spinous process. She underwent an uncomplicated LITT to the lesion. The patient convalesced without incident and was discharged on postoperative Day 1...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357587/three-cases-of-l4-5-baastrup-s-disease-due-to-l5-s1-spondylolytic-spondylolisthesis
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Jin-Suk Seo, Sang-Ho Lee, Han Joong Keum, Sang Soo Eun
PURPOSE: Baastrup's disease is characterized by degeneration of spinous processes and interspinous soft tissue, which may cause spinal stenosis. Purpose of this article is to report the possible new cause of Baastrup's disease and result of surgical treatments. METHODS: Authors treated three cases of Baastrup's disease on L4-L5 with L5-S1 spondylolytic listhesis. Conservative treatment did not relieve the pain; therefore, surgical treatments were planned according to each specific disease condition...
March 29, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355144/the-effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-antiseptic-instillation-on-biofilm-formation-in-a-porcine-model-of-infected-spinal-instrumentation
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Devinder P Singh, Arvind U Gowda, Karan Chopra, Michael Tholen, Sarah Chang, Vasilios Mavrophilipos, Nina Semsarzadeh, Yvonne Rasko, Luther Holton Iii
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the effect of negative pressure wound therapy with antiseptic instillation (NPWTi) in the clearance of infection and biofilm formation in an in vivo model of infected spinal implants compared to traditional treatment modalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five pigs underwent titanium rod implantation of their spinous processes followed by injection of 1 x 106 CFUs/100μL of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus through the fascia at each site...
March 24, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352355/image-guided-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-treatment-of-spinal-metastasis
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Ping-Lin Yang, Xi-Jing He, Hao-Peng Li, Quan-Jin Zang, Guo-Yu Wang
In order to provide effective options for minimally invasive treatment of spinal metastases, the present study retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of image-guided minimally invasive percutaneous treatment of spinal metastases. Image-guided percutaneous vertebral body enhancement, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and tumor debulking combined with other methods to strengthen the vertebrae were applied dependent on the indications. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) was used when vertebral body destruction was simple...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345126/open-door-laminoplasty-with-preservation-of-muscle-attachments-of-c2-and-c7-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-retrospective-study
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Halil Ibrahim Secer, Ferhat Harman, Murat Hamit Aytar, Serdar Kahraman
AIM: Some restriction and complications, such as progression of kyphosis, incidence of axial neck pain and decrease of postoperative cervical range of motion are concern. We designed this retrospective clinical study to evaluate the effect of laminoplasty by preserving the muscle attachments of C2 and C7 spinous processes on ROM, axial neck pain and cervical lordosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 27 cases with cervical spondylotic myelopathy underwent open-door laminoplasty with the protection of the muscles attachment to the C2 and C7 spinous process and laminae between 2007 and 2013...
February 27, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342280/clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-cutaneous-manifestations-of-adult-onset-still-disease
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Erin Santa, Jeanne M McFalls, Joya Sahu, Jason B Lee
Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare autoinflammatory syndrome characterized by recurring fevers, arthralgia, and consistent laboratory abnormalities that include leukocytosis and hyperferritinemia. Skin findings accompany the disease in nearly 90% of the cases. Early reports described evanescent, pruritic, salmon-pink or urticarial lesions, referred to as the typical eruption of AOSD. Histopathologic findings consist of superficial perivascular dermatitis with varying number of interstitial neutrophils...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332863/male-and-female-worldsid-and-post-mortem-human-subject-responses-in-full-scale-vehicle-tests
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Narayan Yoganandan, John Humm, Frank Pintar, Heather Rhule, Kevin Moorhouse, Brian Suntay, Jim Stricklin, Rodney Rudd, Matthew Craig
Structured ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the responses of male and female WorldSID dummies with post mortem human subject (PMHS) responses in full-scale vehicle tests. METHODS: Tests were conducted according to the FMVSS-214 protocols and using the United States Side impact New Car Assessment Program change in velocity to match PMHS experiments, published earlier. Moving deformable barrier (MDB) tests were conducted with the male and female surrogates in the left front and left rear seats...
March 23, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329748/extensive-multilevel-split-laminotomy-for-debulking-a-cervicothoracolumbar-nondysraphic-intramedullary-spinal-cord-lipoma-in-a-2-month-old-infant
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Ha Son Nguyen, Sean Lew
INTRODUCTION: Laminectomy is the traditional approach for posterior exposure of the spinal canal for tumor resection. Another technique is split laminotomy, which entails the division and retraction of the spinous processes and laminae to access the thecal sac. This technique has been employed for small-segment exposures, but not extensively explored for long-segment exposures. CASE: A 2-month-old male presented with progressive right-leg plegia. MRI of the spine revealed a large, intramedullary spinal-cord lipoma extending from C6 to L5...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327114/study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-clinical-and-radiological-results-after-three-different-posterior-decompression-techniques-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-the-spinal-stenosis-trial-sst-part-of-the-nordsten-study
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Erland Hermansen, Ivar Magne Austevoll, Ulla Kristina Romild, Frode Rekeland, Tore Solberg, Kjersti Storheim, Oliver Grundnes, Jørn Aaen, Jens Ivar Brox, Christian Hellum, Kari Indrekvam
BACKGROUND: There are several posterior decompression techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). There is a trend towards performing less invasive surgical procedures, but no multicentre randomized controlled trials have evaluated the relative efficacy of these techniques at short and long-term. METHOD/DESIGN: A multicentre randomized controlled trial [the Spinal Stenosis Trial (SST) (part of the NORDSTEN study)] including 465 patients aged 18-80 years with neurogenic claudication or radiating pain and MRI findings indicating lumbar spinal stenosis without spondylolisthesis is performed to compare three posterior decompression techniques: unilateral laminotomy with crossover, bilateral laminotomy and spinous process osteotomy...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324978/influence-of-electrode-configuration-on-the-electric-field-distribution-during-transcutaneous-spinal-direct-current-stimulation-of-the-cervical-spine
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Sofia R Fernandes, Ricardo Salvador, Cornelia Wenger, Mamede A de Carvalho, Pedro C Miranda
Transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) is a recent technique with promising neuromodulatory effects on spinal neuronal circuitry. The main objective of the present study was to perform a finite element analysis of the electric field distribution in tsDCS in the cervical spine region, with varying electrode configurations and geometry. A computational model of a human trunk was generated with nine tissue meshes. Three electrode configurations were tested: A) rectangular saline-soaked sponge target and return electrodes placed over C3 and T3 spinous processes, respectively; B1) circular saline-soaked sponge target and return electrodes placed over C7 spinous process and right deltoid muscle, respectively; B2) same configuration as B1, considering circular shaped electrodes with sponge and rubber layers and a small circular connector on the top surface...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323694/assessment-of-paraspinal-muscle-cross-sectional-area-after-lumbar-decompression-minimally-invasive-versus-open-approaches
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Lacey E Bresnahan, Justin S Smith, Alfred T Ogden, Steven Quinn, George R Cybulski, Narina Simonian, Raghu N Natarajan, Richard D Fessler, Richard G Fessler
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, blinded analysis of imaging studies. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To evaluate changes in paraspinal muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) after surgical treatment for lumbar stenosis and to compare these changes between minimally invasive and standard open approaches. The open approach to lumbar stenosis is effective, but it involves retraction and resection of muscle from the spinous process, which can result in ischemia and denervation of paraspinal musculature and may lead to muscle atrophy and pain...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323239/biomechanical-analysis-of-lateral-interbody-fusion-strategies-for-adjacent-segment-degeneration-in-the-lumbar-spine
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Melodie F Metzger, Samuel T Robinson, Ruben C Maldonado, Jeremy Rawlinson, John Liu, Frank L Acosta
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Surgical treatment of symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASD) typically involves extension of previous instrumentation to include the newly-affected level(s). Disruption of the incision-site can present challenges and increases the risk of complication. Lateral-based interbody fusion techniques may provide a viable surgical alternative that avoids these risks. This study is the first to analyze the biomechanical effect of adding a lateral-based construct to an existing fusion...
March 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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