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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203184/spinal-cord-infarction-after-cervical-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jangsup Moon, Hyung-Min Kwon
INTRODUCTION: Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is a widely used nonsurgical procedure in the treatment of patients with radiculopathy. It is efficacious in relieving pain, but a number of complications are being reported. Recently, increasing frequency of major complications, such as spinal cord infarction and cerebral infarction, has been reported with the use of a particulate steroid within fluoroscopic-guided procedures. METHODS: We report a 49-year-old man with a history of chronic cervical radiculopathy, who experienced a devastating complication after TFESI...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202821/-pres-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
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Kouichirou Okamoto, Kunio Motohashi, Hidemoto Fujiwara, Tomohiko Ishihara, Itaru Ninomiya, Osamu Onodera, Yukihiko Fujii
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is suggested in patients with acute neurological symptoms in the appropriate clinical context, including acute hypertension, blood pressure fluctuations, renal failure, blood transfusion, immunosuppression, autoimmune disorders, and eclampsia. PRES is a clinical syndrome, and refers to a disorder with reversible subcortical vasogenic brain edema caused by endothelial dysfunction, predominantly involving the bilateral parieto-occipital regions. Although the clinical course and prognosis are favorable in most cases, intracranial hemorrhage and/or restricted diffusion similar to acute infarction could be seen in some lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
February 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187806/diagnosis-and-management-of-spinal-cord-emergencies
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E P Flanagan, S J Pittock
Most spinal cord injury is seen with trauma. Nontraumatic spinal cord emergencies are discussed in this chapter. These myelopathies are rare but potentially devastating neurologic disorders. In some situations prior comorbidity (e.g., advanced cancer) provides a clue, but in others (e.g., autoimmune myelopathies) it may come with little warning. Neurologic examination helps distinguish spinal cord emergencies from peripheral nervous system emergencies (e.g., Guillain-Barré), although some features overlap...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134030/recovery-from-spinal-cord-infarction-associated-with-cannabis-use
#4
Tamer Akel
CONTEXT: Cerebrovascular and cardiovascular accidents have been associated with illicit drug use. The most commonly used substance worldwide is cannabis. It has been related to acute ischemic cerebral stroke in multiple reports, with different mechanisms suggested. FINDINGS: This is a case of Acute Spinal Cord Ischemia Syndrome (ASCIS) in a 25-year-old male who presented 20 minutes after smoking cannabis. Although a direct causal relationship between cannabis and cerebrovascular accidents is difficult to establish, there might be an association...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108577/the-efficacy-and-risk-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-for-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-a-retrospective-observational-comparison-between-drainage-and-non-drainage%C3%A2
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Junya Sugiura, Hideki Oshima, Tomonobu Abe, Yuji Narita, Yoshimori Araki, Kazuro Fujimoto, Masato Mutsuga, Akihiko Usui
OBJECTIVES: We reviewed our experiences with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair to assess the efficacy of cerebrospinal fluid drainage (CSFD) to prevent the neurological deficits and complications associated with CSFD. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2015, 118 patients underwent TAAA repair. Seventy-eight patients underwent CSFD for 2.7 ± 1.1 days after surgery. CSFD was not performed for the other 40 patients due to an urgent situation, chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation or anatomical difficulties...
January 20, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100154/one-year-follow-up-after-hybrid-thoracoabdominal-aortic-repair
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Rob A van de Graaf, Frank Grüne, Sanne E Hoeks, Sander Ten Raa, Robert Jan Stolker, Hence J M Verhagen, Felix van Lier
BACKGROUND: Compared to open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair, hybrid repair is thought to be less invasive with better perioperative outcomes. Due to the extent of the operation and long recovery period, studying perioperative results may not be sufficient for evaluation of the true treatment effect. The aim of this study is to evaluate 1-year mortality and morbidity in patients with TAAA undergoing hybrid repair. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, all medical records of patients undergoing hybrid repair for TAAA at the Erasmus University Medical Center between January 2007 and January 2015 were studied...
January 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065615/-man-in-the-barrel-syndrome-with-anterior-spinal-artery-infarct-due-to-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Carolina Rouanet, Danyelle Reges, Eva Rocha, Vivian Gagliardi, Marcel Ken Uehara, Maramelia Alves Miranda, Gisele Sampaio Silva
BACKGROUND: Man in the barrel syndrome (MBS) is a condition of brachial diplegia initially described after a bilateral watershed cerebral infarct between the anterior and the middle cerebral artery territories. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of MBS as a consequence of anterior spinal artery infarct due to vertebral artery dissection. DISCUSSION: More recently, nonischemic lesions in brain and brain stem have also been described as etiologies of MBS...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025351/immediate-adverse-events-in-interventional-pain-procedures-a-multi-institutional-study
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Carrie M Carr, Christopher T Plastaras, Matthew J Pingree, Matthew Smuck, Timothy P Maus, Jennifer R Geske, Christine A El-Yahchouchi, Zachary L McCormick, David J Kennedy
SETTING: Interventional procedures directed toward sources of pain in the axial and appendicular musculoskeletal system are performed with increasing frequency. Despite the presence of evidence-based guidelines for such procedures, there are wide variations in practice. Case reports of serious complications such as spinal cord infarction or infection from spine injections lack appropriate context and create a misleading view of the risks of appropriately performed interventional pain procedures...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999136/human-muse-cells-reconstruct-neuronal-circuitry-in-subacute-lacunar-stroke-model
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Hiroki Uchida, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Yoshihiro Kushida, Shohei Wakao, Teiji Tominaga, Cesario V Borlongan, Mari Dezawa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multilineage-differentiating stress-enduring (muse) cells are endogenous nontumorigenic stem cells with pluripotency harvestable as pluripotent marker SSEA-3(+) cells from the bone marrow from cultured bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells. After transplantation into neurological disease models, muse cells exert repair effects, but the exact mechanism remains inconclusive. METHODS: We conducted mechanism-based experiments by transplanting serum/xeno-free cultured-human bone marrow-muse cells into the perilesion brain at 2 weeks after lacunar infarction in immunodeficient mice...
February 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995263/outpatient-management-of-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Victor Weng Keong Loh, Derek Tuck Loong Soon, Leonard Leong Litt Yeo
Stroke is a significant cause of death and disability in Singapore; in 2014, it was the fourth most common cause of death. Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is defined as a transient episode of neurological dysfunction caused by focal brain, spinal cord or retinal ischaemia without evidence of acute infarction. The diagnosis of TIA/acute stroke needs to be considered in all patients who present with sudden focal neurological dysfunction. Prompt referral for assessment, neuroimaging and intervention provides the best chance for neurological recovery and/or minimising further neurological damage...
December 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977066/single-shot-turbo-spin-echo-pulse-sequence-findings-in-dogs-with-and-without-progressive-myelomalacia
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Lindsey J Gilmour, Nick D Jeffery, Kristina Miles, Elizabeth Riedesel
Progressive myelomalacia is an uncommon type of ischemic, hemorrhagic spinal cord infarction. Diagnosis can be difficult, but prompt recognition is important. We hypothesized that cerebrospinal fluid signal attenuation on magnetic resonance (MR) images would be more extensive in dogs that developed progressive myelomalacia vs. control dogs. A retrospective analytic cohort study was designed. Dogs were included if they presented for acute paraplegia and loss of deep pain perception and had undergone MR imaging using both sagittal single-shot turbo spin echo (SSTSE) and standard sagittal T2-weighted fast spin echo (T2W) pulse sequences...
December 15, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906952/conus-medullaris-infarction-after-a-right-l4-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-using-dexamethasone
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Christopher G Gharibo, Michael Fakhry, Sudhir Diwan, Alan D Kaye
BACKGROUND: For decades, epidural steroid injections have been an effective tool in the management of many pain related conditions, including lumbar radiculopathy. Transforaminal epidural steroid injections in particular have been reported to potentially result in central nervous system infarctions which have not been reported with interlaminar epidural steroid injections, while providing comparable efficacy. This rare, catastrophic complication has been attributed by some authors to be due to vascular injury secondary to vasospasm, thrombus formation, dissection, as well as concerns with placing the needle at the so-called "safe triangle...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904914/testicular-infarction-in-a-patient-with-spinal-cord-injury-with-epididymitis-a-case-report
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Po-Cheng Hsu, William J Huang, Shih-Fong Huang
: O-bjective: To describe a case of epididymitis-related testicular infarction in a patient with spinal cord injury. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old man with a traumatic spinal cord injury (American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale A; neurological level, C4) developed epididymitis during hospitalization. He presented with spiking fever, autonomic dysreflexia, and increased spasticity. Physical examination revealed a rapidly progressive, firm swelling of the right hemiscrotum; however, the patient had no subjective complaint of pain owing to a loss of sensation...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897305/-cervical-ischaemic-neuronopathy-and-cardioembolism-another-cause-of-man-in-the-barrel-syndrome
#14
H Gonzalez-Usigli, A Gandarilla, J J Garcia, J Serrato, N Estrada
INTRODUCTION: Spinal infarction accounts for 1% of all strokes. Cardioembolism is a rare cause. Common areas of ischemic spinal damage are watershed in the dorsal or lumbar regions; however cervical spinal cord infarction has been reported previously. CASE REPORT: We present a new case of a man-in-the-barrel syndrome produced by cardiac embolization associated with atrial fibrillation during an acute myocardial infarction, which caused cervical ischemic neuronopathy (infarction of the anterior horn)...
December 16, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889817/paediatric-spinal-cord-infarction-a-review-of-the-literature-and-two-case-reports
#15
Asim Sheikh, Daniel Warren, Anne-Marie Childs, John Russell, Mark Liddington, Velupandian Guruswamy, Paul Chumas
Ischemic spinal cord infarction is rare in the paediatric population, and when it does occur, it is usually associated with traumatic injury. Other potential causes include congenital cardiovascular malformations, cerebellar herniation, thromboembolic disease and infection. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings can be subtle in the early evaluation of such patients. The outcome is variable and depends on the level and extent of the spinal cord infarct and subsequent rehabilitation. Here, we present two cases of ischemic spinal cord infarction in children...
November 26, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872170/spinal-cord-infarction-after-cocaine-use
#16
John Williamson, Michael Bonello, Matthew Simpson, Anu Jacob
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830868/a-case-of-a-single-intracranial-vertebral-artery-and-cerebral-infarct
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Kaitlyn Blackburn, Leah Labranche, Jonathan Kalmey, Randy Joseph Kulesza
The vertebral arteries are commonly affected by anatomical variation. This variation ranges from slight asymmetry in arterial diameter between the right and left sides to complete absence of a vertebral artery on one side. Asymmetry in diameter is a common observation, although complete absence of the artery is rare. Herein, we report on a 79-year-old maleanatomical donor who, upon brain removal, was found to have a single intracranial vertebral artery which was the sole source of the basilar artery. During dissection of the neck, both right and left vertebral arteries were identified arising from the subclavian arteries...
November 10, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756445/effect-of-task-specific-training-on-eph-ephrin-expression-after-stroke
#18
Dong-Hee Choi, Jin-Hee Ahn, In-Ae Choi, Ji-Hye Kim, Bo-Ram Kim, Jongmin Lee
Recent evidence indicates that the ephrin receptors and ephrin ligands (Eph/ephrin) expression modulate axonal reorganization and synaptic plasticity in stroke recovery. To investigate the effect of task-specific training (TST) on Eph/ephrin expression in the corticospinal tract (CST) after stroke, we compared Eph/ephrin expression in the peri-infarct cortex, pyramid, and spinal cord of a photothrombotic stroke model of rat brains treated with or without TST. The TST treatment showed significantly better recovery in the behavioral tests compared with no treatment...
November 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736197/spinal-cord-infarction-post-cardiac-arrest-in-stemi-a-potential-complication-of-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-use
#19
Matthew Harris, Grigoris V Karamasis, Shayna Chotai, Kare H Tang, Gerald J Clesham, Paul A Kelly
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is commonly used as a cardiac assist device in various clinical situations: cardiogenic shock, mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction, high risk percutaneous coronary interventions, coronary artery bypass graft surgery and refractory unstable angina and ventricular arrhythmias as bridge to therapy. Although current data support its safety, there is limited or no support for its efficacy. We present the case of spinal cord infarction after IABP use in a patient who presented with ST elevation myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest and we discuss the potential mechanism of such a devastating complication...
March 2016: Acute Cardiac Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696124/peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cell-secretome-for-tissue-repair
#20
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Lucian Beer, Michael Mildner, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Hendrik Jan Ankersmit
For almost two decades, cell-based therapies have been tested in modern regenerative medicine to either replace or regenerate human cells, tissues, or organs and restore normal function. Secreted paracrine factors are increasingly accepted to exert beneficial biological effects that promote tissue regeneration. These factors are called the cell secretome and include a variety of proteins, lipids, microRNAs, and extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes and microparticles. The stem cell secretome has most commonly been investigated in pre-clinical settings...
December 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
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