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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647095/increased-detection-of-blunt-carotid-and-vertebral-artery-injury-after-implementation-of-diagnostic-imaging-pathway-in-level-1-trauma-centre-in-western-australia
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Manimaran Sinnathamby, Sudhakar V Rao, Dieter G Weber
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Blunt Carotid Artery and Vertebral Artery Injury (BCVI) is relatively low in modern trauma practice. However, these injuries may be associated with severe neurological consequences. Following the introduction of a Diagnostic Imaging Pathway in Department of Health of Western Australia, we hypothesized that this injury would be less likely to be missed, and accordingly diagnosed more frequently. METHOD: A review of all major trauma (Injury Severity Scale>15) admissions at the State Major Trauma Centre in Royal Perth Hospital was undertaken from 1995 until 2013...
June 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640778/a-cohort-study-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-screening-in-children-are-they-just-little-adults
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Mackenzie R Cook, Cordelie E Witt, Robert H Bonow, Eileen M Bulger, Ken F Linnau, Saman Arbabi, Bryce R H Robinson, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) are rare with nonspecific predictors, making optimal screening critical. Radiation concerns magnify these issues in children. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) criteria, the Utah score (US) and the Denver criteria (DC) have been advocated for pediatric BCVI screening, though direct comparison is lacking. We hypothesized that current screening guidelines inaccurately identify pediatric BCVI. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of pediatric trauma patients treated from 2005-2015 with radiographically confirmed BCVI...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637303/management-of-acute-unilateral-nondisplaced-subaxial-cervical-facet-fractures
#3
Aditya Vedantam, Jared Steven Fridley, Jovany Cruz Navarro, Shankar P Gopinath
BACKGROUND: Few studies have focused on the management of patients with nondisplaced cervical facet fractures. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of successful nonoperative management and risk factors for instability in patients with acute traumatic, unilateral, nondisplaced cervical facet fractures. METHODS: We reviewed patients with single or multilevel unilateral nondisplaced or minimally displaced subaxial cervical facet fractures between 2008 and 2014...
June 14, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634562/a-simple-bone-cyst-in-cervical-vertebrae-of-an-adolescent-patient
#4
Adriana Bruges Boude, Lina González Vásquez, Fernando Alvarado-Gomez, María Constanza Bedoya, Andrés Rodríguez-Múnera, Luis Carlos Morales-Saenz
INTRODUCTION: Spinal simple bone cysts, also known as solitary cysts, are extremely unusual benign primary bone tumors with few cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Incidental Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) finding of a C2 Simple bone cyst in a 13-year-old female patient is reported. Complementary studies suggested the benign nature of the lesion. Patient underwent cervical curettage followed by tumor excision. A lateral submandibular approach to the upper cervical spine was used and careful bone resection was possible with a radiofrequency assisted burr and no instrumentation or fixation was required...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632646/the-utility-of-adding-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-computed-tomography-alone-in-the-evaluation-of-cervical-spine-injury-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Daniel G Tobert, Hai V Le, Dana A Leonard, Allan L Yau, Prashant Rajan, Charles H Cho, James D Kang, Christopher M Bono, Mitchel B Harris
STUDY DESIGN: Adult patients who received CT alone or CT-MRI for the evaluation of cervical OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the utility of CT-MRI in the diagnosis of cervical spine injury using propensity matched techniques. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The optimal evaluation (computed tomography [CT] alone vs CT and magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) for patients with suspected cervical spine injury in the setting of blunt trauma remains controversial. METHODS: The primary outcome was the identification of a cervical spine injury, with decision for surgery and change in management considered secondarily...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628414/paraspinal-fat-pad-changes-as-a-valuable-indicator-of-posterior-ligamentous-complex-injury-in-upper-cervical-spine-trauma
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Miso Kim, Seunghun Lee, Yoonah Song
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627291/early-complications-morbidity-and-mortality-in-octo-and-nonagenarians-undergoing-posterior-intraoperative-spinal-navigation-based-c1-2-fusion-for-type-ii-odontoid-process-fractures
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Basem Ishak, Till Schneider, Valerie Gimmy, Andreas W Unterberg, Karl L Kiening
Type II odontoid fractures represent the most common cervical spine injury in the elderly. The decision for surgical treatment is still controversial, particularly with regard to the elevated perioperative risk attributed to frequent comorbidities and poor bone quality. Purpose of this study was to assess both short-term mortality and mid-term clinical and radiological outcome in the elderly. Between January 2007 and December 2015, 35 patients with type II odontoid process fractures who underwent posterior atlanto-axial instrumentation using a modified Goel-Harms technique were retrospectively analyzed and prospectively examined clinically and radiologically...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620788/comparison-of-intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-outcomes-between-cervical-and-thoracic-spine-surgery
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Shujie Wang, Yuan Tian, Xiangquan Lin, Zhifu Ren, Yu Zhao, Jiliang Zhai, Xiaojuan Zhang, Yanwei Zhao, Yingyue Dong, Congran Zhao, Ye Tian
PURPOSE: The objective is to compare the intraoperative monitoring (IOM) outcomes between degenerative cervical and thoracic spine decompression surgery. METHOD: A total of 97 patients with cervical compression myelopathy (CCM) and 75 patients with thoracic compression myelopathy (TCM) were prospectively collected between December 2012 and June 2015 in our spine center. Somatosensory-evoked potentials (SSEP) and motor-evoked potentials (MEP) were used for IOM. The postoperative neurologic status of each patient was assessed immediately after surgery...
June 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620562/delayed-chyle-leak-following-anterior-cervical-spinal-surgery-a-case-report-and-management-algorithm
#9
Kyle Mueller, Hasan R Syed, Jay W Rhee, Mani N Nair
Injury to the thoracic duct during anterior cervical spine surgery is a rare occurrence. A delayed chyle leak following an elective anterior cervical spinal surgery has not been reported in the literature. We present a report of a 59-year-old female with multiple prior neck surgeries who underwent an anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF). The patient developed a delayed thoracic duct injury on postoperative day (POD) one, as no injury was noted intraoperatively. She was managed with conservative care involving a low-fat diet along with octreotide which led to the resolution of her symptoms...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607823/traumatic-spondyloptosis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report-and-discussion-of-worldwide-treatment-trends
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Kelly E Wong, Peter S Chang, Mark S Monasky, Rodney M Samuelson
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondyloptosis is defined as the dislocation of the spinal column most often caused by trauma. Due to compression or transection of the spinal cord, severe neurological deficits are common. Here, we review the literature and report a case of traumatic C5-6 spondyloptosis that was successfully treated using an anterior-only surgical approach. METHODS: The patient presented with quadriplegia and absent sensation distal to the C5 dermatome following a rollover motor vehicle accident...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604497/potential-mechanism-for-some-post-operative-c5-palsies-an-anatomical-study
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Fernando Alonso, Vlad Voin, Joe Iwanaga, David Hanscom, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
STUDY DESIGN: Anatomical Study. OBJECTIVE: Determine if shoulder depression (e.g., taping the shoulders) might result in C5 nerve traction and subsequent injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative C5 nerve palsy is a recognized entity that is still often enigmatic. Inferior shoulder depression is usually employed to assist with surgical visualization during cervical spine procedures. METHODS: In the supine position, ten adult fresh frozen human cadavers underwent dissection of the spinal cord and its adjacent dorsal, ventral roots and spinal nerves from C4 to T1...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603566/current-concepts-in-pediatric-cervical-spine-trauma
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Kunal Shah, Agnivesh Tikoo, Manish K Kothari, Abhay Nene
BACKGROUND: Pediatric spinal trauma is rare and challenging entity. Although cervical spine is commonly affected, it is often missed on routine imaging investigations. Therefore better understanding of growing spine and its patho-physiology is crucial. METHODS: Articles related to pediatric cervical trauma were searched on Pubmed and other online research data banks. We have summarized unique anatomy of pediatric spine, investigations followed by common injury patterns, their diagnostic challenges and management...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594515/cervical-spine-injuries-in-the-athlete
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Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro
Cervical spine injuries are common and range from relatively minor injuries, such as cervical muscle strains, to severe, life-threatening cervical fractures with spinal cord injuries. Although cervical spine injuries are most common in athletes who participate in contact and collision sports, such as rugby and American football, they also have been reported in athletes who participate in noncontact sports, such as baseball, gymnastics, and diving. Cervical spine injuries in athletes are not necessarily the result of substantial spine trauma; some athletes have chronic conditions, such as congenital stenosis, that increase their risk for a serious cervical spine injury after even minor trauma...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591083/investigating-the-fear-avoidance-model-in-people-with-whiplash-the-association-between-fear-of-movement-and-in-vivo-activity
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Ashley Pedler, Steven J Kamper, Annick Maujean, Michele Sterling
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to examine the relationship between fear of movement and activity levels in people with WAD over the first 3 months post injury, to determine the mediating effect of: fear of movement on the relationship between catastrophising and activity levels, and activity levels on the relationship between fear of movement and disability in patients with WAD. METHODS: Ambulatory monitoring of physical activity was conducted for a minimum of 8 waking hours on 2 consecutive days within 4 weeks post injury and at 12 weeks post injury for 103 (74 female) people with WAD...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591075/comparison-of-the-vacuum-mattress-versus-the-spine-board-alone-for-immobilization-of-the-cervical-spine-injured-patient-a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study
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Mark L Prasarn, Per Kristian Hyldmo, Laura A Zdziarski, Evan Loewy, Dewayne Dubose, MaryBeth Horodyski, Glenn R Rechtine
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical cadaveric study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Trauma patients in the United States are immobilized on a rigid spine board, whereas in many other places vacuum mattresses are used with the proposed advantages of improved comfort and better immobilization of the spine. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the amount of motion generated in an unstable cervical spine fracture with use of the vacuum mattress versus the spine board alone...
June 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584409/neurological-outcomes-following-suicidal-hanging-a-prospective-study-of-101-patients
#16
Mohammed Turab Jawaid, S Deepak Amalnath, D K S Subrahmanyam
CONTEXT: Survivors of suicidal hanging can have variable neurological outcomes - from complete recovery to irreversible brain damage. Literature on the neurological outcomes in these patients is confined to retrospective studies and case series. Hence, this prospective study was carried out. AIMS: The aim is to study the neurological outcomes in suicidal hanging. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study carried out from July 2014 to July 2016...
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583488/non-invasive-methods-to-maintain-cervical-spine-position-after-pediatric-tracheal-resections
#17
Kahren K Aydinyan, Jonathan D Day, Gina M Troiano, G Paul Digoy
OBJECTIVES: To present our experience with two methods of neck stabilization after pediatric tracheal resection with primary anastomosis as possible alternatives to the traditional chest-chin suture. METHODS: Children undergoing tracheal resection and/or cricotracheal resection with anastomosis under tension were placed in cervical spine flexion postoperatively with either a chest-chin (Grillo) suture, an Aspen cervical collar or Trulife Johnson cervical-thoracic orthosis (CTO)...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583461/repair-of-v2-vertebral-artery-injuries-sustained-during-anterior-cervical-discectomy
#18
Evgenii Belykh, David S Xu, Kaan Yağmurlu, Ting Lei, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Curtis A Dickman, Mark C Preul, Peter Nakaji
BACKGROUND: The V2 segment of the vertebral artery (VA) typically runs through the transverse foramen of C2-C6. V2 injury may occur during anterior approaches to the cervical spine and can cause significant morbidity. We aimed to describe landmarks and microsurgical V2 repair techniques through the standard anterolateral cervical discectomy approach. METHODS: Five silicone-injected cadaveric heads (necks-C7) were dissected bilaterally. An anterolateral approach with C3-4, C4-5, and C5-6 discectomies and an ipsilateral VA injury were simulated...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579157/compound-mechanism-of-fatal-neck-injury-a-case-report-of-a-tiger-attack-in-a-zoo
#19
Łukasz Szleszkowski, Agata Thannhäuser, Tomasz Jurek
Fatal injuries caused by attacks by large wild cats are extremely rare in forensic medical practice in Europe. There are very few cases described in the forensic medical literature concerning incidents in zoos similar to the tiger attack on a 58-year-old male zoo employee that we present here. While preparing a runway for tigers, the man was attacked by a male Sumatran tiger. Another zoo employee was an eyewitness to the accident; in his testimony he described the sequence of events in detail. The autopsy showed the injuries typical of a tiger attack: traces of claws and canine teeth indicating that the victim of the attack was knocked down from behind, along with deep and extensive fatal wounds to the neck...
May 20, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578163/efficacy-and-safety-of-urinary-catheters-with-silver-alloy-coating-in-spinal-cord-injured-patients-a-multicentric-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-the-escale-trial
#20
Xavier Bonfill, David Rigau, Manuel E Fuertes, Juana M Barrera-Chacón, María L Jáuregui-Abrisqueta, Sebastian Salvador, Carolina M Alemán-Sánchez, Albert Borau, Manuel Bea-Muñoz, Begoña Hidalgo, Maria J Andrade, Juan R Espinosa, María José Martínez-Zapata
BACKGROUND: Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) that carry indwelling urinary catheters have an increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTIs). Antiseptic Silver Alloy-Coated silicone (SAC) urinary catheters prove to be a promising intervention to reduce UTIs; however, current evidence cannot be extrapolated to spinal cord injured patients. PURPOSE: Assess the efficacy of SAC urinary catheters for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI)...
May 31, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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