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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227373/incidence-of-meniscal-entrapment-and-associated-knee-injuries-in-tibial-spine-avulsions
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Jason T Rhodes, Peter C Cannamela, Aristides I Cruz, Meredith Mayo, Alexandra C Styhl, Connor G Richmond, Theodore J Ganley, Kevin G Shea
BACKGROUND: Tibial spine avulsions (TSA) have historically been treated as isolated injuries. Data on associated injuries are limited with existing literature reporting wide ranging incidences. The purpose of this multicenter study was to (1) describe the incidence of meniscal entrapment and associated knee injuries in TSA and to (2) compare surgical and magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings for these injuries. Our hypothesis is that tibial spine injuries are not usually isolated injuries, and other meniscal, ligament, and cartilage injuries may be present...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227322/no-clear-benefit-of-chlorhexidine-use-at-home-before-surgical-preparation
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Melvin Chugh Makhni, Kolawole Jegede, Joseph Lombardi, Susan Whittier, Prakash Gorroochurn, Ronald A Lehman, K Daniel Riew
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have evaluated the efficacy of home use of chlorhexidine before surgery to reduce bacterial colonization. However, these studies have provided conflicting evidence about the potential efficacy of this strategy in decreasing bacterial loads and infection rates across surgical populations, and no prior study has analyzed the benefit of this intervention before spine surgery. We prospectively analyzed the effectiveness of chlorhexidine gluconate wipes for decreasing bacterial counts on the posterior neck...
December 11, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223523/effect-of-smoking-status-on-successful-arthrodesis-clinical-outcome-and-complications-after-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-alif
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Kevin Phan, Matthew Fadhil, Nicholas Chang, Gloria Giang, Cristian Gragnaniello, Ralph J Mobbs
BACKGROUND: Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a surgical technique indicated for the treatment of several lumbar pathologies. Smoking has been suggested as a possible cause of reduced fusion rates following ALIF, though the literature regarding the impact of smoking status on lumbar spine surgery is not well established. This study aims to assess the impact of perioperative smoking status on the rates of perioperative complications, fusion and adverse clinical outcomes in patients undergoing ALIF surgery...
December 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215501/predictive-modeling-for-blood-transfusion-following-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-tree-based-machine-learning-approach
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Wesley M Durand, J Mason DePasse, Alan H Daniels
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: Blood transfusion is frequently necessary following adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. We sought to develop predictive models for blood transfusion following ASD surgery, utilizing both classification tree and random forest machine-learning approaches. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Past models for transfusion risk among spine surgery patients are disadvantaged through use of single-institutional data, potentially limiting generalizability...
December 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207475/function-of-micrornas-in-the-osteogenic-differentiation-and-therapeutic-application-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-ascs
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Walter M Hodges, Frederick O'Brien, Sadanand Fulzele, Mark W Hamrick
Traumatic wounds with segmental bone defects represent substantial reconstructive challenges. Autologous bone grafting is considered the gold standard for surgical treatment in many cases, but donor site morbidity and associated post-operative complications remain a concern. Advances in regenerative techniques utilizing mesenchymal stem cell populations from bone and adipose tissue have opened the door to improving bone repair in the limbs, spine, and craniofacial skeleton. The widespread availability, ease of extraction, and lack of immunogenicity have made adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) particularly attractive as a stem cell source for regenerative strategies...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201578/vertebral-compression-fractures-after-lumbar-instrumentation
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Michelle Granville, Aldo Berti, Robert E Jacobson
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is primarily found in an older population. This is a similar demographic group that develops both osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures (VCF). This report reviewed a series of patients treated for VCF that had previous lumbar surgery for symptomatic spinal stenosis. Patients that only underwent laminectomy or fusion without instrumentation had a similar distribution of VCF as the non-surgical population in the mid-thoracic, or lower thoracic and upper lumbar spine. However, in the patients that had previous short-segment spinal instrumentation, fractures were found to be located more commonly in the mid-lumbar spine or sacrum adjacent to or within one or two spinal segments of the spinal instrumentation...
September 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189958/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-effects-of-preoperative-embolization-on-intraoperative-blood-loss
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Matthias Reitz, Klaus Christian Mende, Christopher Cramer, Theresa Krätzig, ZSuzsanna Nagy, Eik Vettorazzi, Sven Oliver Eicker, Marc Dreimann
The objective of this paper is analyzing the effects of preoperative embolization on intraoperative blood loss in spinal surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasis and identifying factors contributing to an increased blood loss in the surgical procedure. A retrospective analysis was performed in patients who were treated in for spinal metastasis from RCC between 2011 and 2016. Factors analyzed were reduction of tumor blush, timing of embolization, selective vs. superselective approach, surgical factors, and tumor volume and localization...
November 30, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189644/identifying-factors-predictive-of-atlantoaxial-fusion-failure-in-pediatric-patients-lessons-learned-from-a-retrospective-pediatric-craniocervical-society-study
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Douglas L Brockmeyer, Walavan Sivakumar, Marcus D Mazur, Christina M Sayama, Hannah E Goldstein, Sean M Lew, Todd C Hankinson, Richard C E Anderson, Andrew Jea, Philipp R Aldana, Mark Proctor, Daniel Hedequist, Jay K Riva-Cambrin
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective cohort study with multivariate analysis. OBJECTIVE: To determine factors predictive of posterior atlantoaxial fusion failure in pediatric patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Fusion rates for pediatric posterior atlantoaxial arthrodesis have been reported to be high in single-center studies; however, factors predictive of surgical non-union have not been identified by a multicenter study. METHODS: Clinical and surgical details for all patients who underwent posterior atlantoaxial fusion at seven pediatric spine centers from 1995 to 2014 were retrospectively recorded...
November 20, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186747/-volume-growth-of-inpatient-treatments-for-spinal-disease-analysis-of-german-nationwide-hospital-discharge-data-from-2005-to-2014
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Ulrike Nimptsch, Claire Bolczek, Melissa Spoden, Ekkehard Schuler, Josef Zacher, Thomas Mansky
Background Marked volume growth of inpatient treatments for spinal disease has been observed since diagnosis related groups (DRG) were introduced as payment for inpatient services in Germany. This study aims to analyse this increase by population and stratified by types of treatment. Material and Methods Using German nationwide hospital discharge data (DRG statistics), inpatient treatments for spinal disease with or without surgery were identified. Trends in case numbers were analysed from 2005 to 2014 with consideration of demographic changes, in order to explore which age groups and which types of treatment are affected by volume growth...
November 29, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179285/-efficacy-of-3d-print-guide-technique-in-one-stage-posterior-approach-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-and-thoracic-tuberculosis-with-kyphosis
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Nazierhan Shaxika, Z G Sun, H Yuan, H Wang
Objective: To investigate the application of 3D printing technology in the treatment of patients with cervical kyphosis and paraplegia in different segments of the cervical spine after one-stage debridement, bone graft fusion and pedicle screw fixation. Methods: From January 2008 to January 2017, a total of 31 patients with thoracolumbar tuberculosis were treated in the Department of Orthopaedics, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region people's Hospital.Lesions of the thoracic spine (T1-T4) in 8 cases, (C5-C7) in 10 cases, cervical and thoracic segment in 13 cases, involving a total of 2 cases of vertebral body in 7 cases, 3 cases of vertebral body in 14 cases, 4 cases of vertebral body...
November 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176507/variables-affecting-return-to-work-after-spinal-surgery-in-a-non-workers-compensation-population-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yu-Po Lee, Saifal-Deen Farhan, Douglas Kiester, Charles Rosen, Arif Pendi, Nitin Bhatia
INTRODUCTION: Return-to-work (RTW) outcomes following spine surgery are critical information for patients aspiring to return to employment following surgical correction. Among patients receiving workers' compensation (WC), spinal surgery has been repeatedly linked to poor RTW rates. However, among patients not receiving WC, the percentage of patients who return to employment is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 326 non-WC patients who underwent spinal surgery at two institutions...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174238/association-of-hospital-teaching-status-with-neurosurgical-outcomes-an-instrumental-variable-analysis
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Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Shannon Coy, Todd A MacKenzie
BACKGROUND: The interpretation of the results of prior studies on the association of hospital teaching status with surgical outcomes is limited by selection bias. We investigated whether undergoing surgical operations in teaching hospitals is associated with improved outcomes. METHODS: We performed a cohort study of all patients undergoing spine and cranial operations who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database from 2009-2013...
November 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165239/does-smoking-affect-the-outcomes-of-lumbar-decompression-surgery
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Radha Mehta, Himanshu Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar decompressions and micro-discectomies are commonly performed non-complex spinal surgeries that do not involve the insertion of metalwork into the spine and are done for symptomatic disc prolapse and lumbar spinal stenosis, whereas complex-spinal surgery does require metalwork [1]. Studies of complex-spinal surgeries show that smoking has a significant negative impact on the outcome of the surgery [2] therefore, the cessation of smoking is advised prior to surgery [3]...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155001/postoperative-pain-following-posterior-iliac-crest-bone-graft-harvesting-in-spine-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Evan D Sheha, Dennis S Meredith, Grant D Shifflett, Benjamin T Bjerke, Sravisht Iyer, Jennifer Shue, Joseph Nguyen, Russel C Huang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Post-operative pain at the site of bone graft harvest for posterior spine fusion is reported to occur in 6% to 39% of cases. However, the area around the posterior, superior iliac spine is a frequent site of referred pain for many structures. Therefore, many postoperative spine patients may have pain in the vicinity of the posterior iliac crest that may not in fact be caused by bone graft harvesting. The literature may then overestimate the true incidence of postoperative iliac crest pain...
November 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141048/microcirculation-in-open-vs-minimally-invasive-dorsal-stabilization-of-thoracolumbar-fractures
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Bergita Ganse, Miguel Pishnamaz, Philipp Kobbe, Christian Herren, Gertraud Gradl-Dietsch, Franziska Böhle, Bernd Johannes, Bong-Sung Kim, Klemens Horst, Matthias Knobe
Standard open and percutaneous minimally invasive surgical procedures co-exist in the treatment of fractures of the thoracolumbar spine. Shorter skin incisions just above the pedicles are used in minimally invasive procedures. Full-length skin incisions and invasive preparations are applied in the standard open approach. While both methods show equivalent rates of intraoperative surgical complications and comparable clinical and radiological outcomes, blood loss and operation time have shown to be decreased in minimally invasive treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125427/the-surgical-treatment-of-metastatic-spine-tumors-within-the-intramedullary-compartment
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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/29097650/leiomyosarcoma-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-in-an-hiv-positive-adult-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jing Xu, Arash Velayati, Barbara J Berger, Ming Liu, Naga K Sucharita Cheedella, Vladimir Gotlieb
BACKGROUND Leiomyosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy of the inferior vena cava (IVC), and represents approximately 10% of primary retroperitoneal sarcomas. Leiomyosarcoma presents with non-specific symptoms, including abdominal pain or back pain. There is an increased incidence in immunosuppressed individuals. CASE REPORT An unusual presentation of IVC leiomyosarcoma is reported in a 46-year-old female patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who was on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and who had a normal CD4 count of 934, who presented with back pain...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095412/cervical-sagittal-range-of-motion-as-a-predictor-of-symptom-severity-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Kristen J Nicholson, Paul W Millhouse, Emily Pflug, Barrett Woods, Gregory D Schroeder, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Jeffrey A Rihn, Alexander Vaccaro, Kris E Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of radiographic data and functional outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate whether myelopathy symptom severity upon presentation corresponds to sagittal plane alignment or non-myelopathy symptoms, such as pain, in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical sagittal balance is an important parameter in the outcome of surgical reconstruction. However, the effect of sagittal alignment on symptom severity in patients who have not undergone spine surgery is not well defined...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071108/the-effect-of-bariatric-surgery-on-serum-25-oh-vitamin-d-levels-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Kalani, H Bami, M Tiboni, R Jaeschke, J D Adachi, A N Lau
BACKGROUND: Concerns have emerged about post-operative decreases in calcium and vitamin D following bariatric surgery. This review explores changes in metabolic bone health in persons with obesity undergoing gastric bypass surgery compared to non-surgical controls, providing an updated and comprehensive perspective on the literature. METHODS: An electronic search was conducted in MEDLINE, Pubmed, EMBASE and Cochrane databases to 8 November 2016. Eligible trials included randomized controlled trials or controlled observational studies of patients who have undergone laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery...
September 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067951/radiological-analysis-of-thoracolumbar-junctional-degenerative-kyphosis-in-patients-with-lumbar-degenerative-kyphosis
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Chen-Jun Liu, Zhen-Qi Zhu, Kai-Feng Wang, Shuo Duan, Shuai Xu, Hai-Ying Liu
BACKGROUND: Thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) is the transitional area between the lower thoracic spine and the upper lumbar spine. Vertebral compression fractures and proximal junctional kyphosis following spine surgery often occur in this area. Therefore, the study of development and mechanisms of thoracolumbar junctional degeneration is important for planning surgical management. This study aimed to review radiological parameters of thoracolumbar junctional degenerative kyphosis (TLJDK) in patients with lumbar degenerative kyphosis and to analyze compensatory mechanisms of sagittal balance...
November 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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