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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821987/morphological-anatomy-of-thoracolumbar-nerve-roots-and-dorsal-root-ganglia
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Lina Leng, Li Liu, Daowen Si
The aim of this study is to ascertain the anatomic parameters of the spinal roots and dorsal root ganglia and to demonstrate their clinical significance. Samples from 24 adult autopsy subjects were obtained from roots and dorsal root ganglia at levels L1 through L5. The anatomic parameters of epidural nerve roots: the distance between the epidural nerve roots and the proximal edge of the dorsal root ganglia and the average diameter of the nerve root gradually, increased from L1 to L5. The midline nerve root angle gradually decreased from L1 to L5...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821567/chronic-spinal-cord-changes-in-a-high-fat-diet-fed-male-rat-model-of-thoracic-spinal-contusion
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Redin A Spann, William J Lawson, Raymond J Grill, Michael R Garrett, Bernadette E Grayson
Individuals that suffer injury to the spinal cord can result in long-term, debilitating sequelae. Spinal cord injured patients have increased risk for the development of metabolic disease which can further hinder the effectiveness of treatments to rehabilitate the cord and improve quality of life. In the present study, we sought to understand the impact of high-fat diet induced obesity on spinal cord injury (SCI) by examining transcriptome changes in the area of the injury and rostral and caudal to site of damage 12 weeks after injury...
August 18, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821443/the-effect-of-pelvic-motion-on-spino-pelvic-parameters
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Andrew M Hayden, Ann M Hayes, Jennifer L Brechbuhler, Heidi Israel, Howard M Place
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: To date, many studies have examined how pelvic position affects the spinal curvature and spino-pelvic parameters. However, these studies focus on a static relationship, comparing pelvis and spine in a relaxed or baseline position only. Indeed, the spino-pelvic connection is dynamic, as a subject can easily be taught to rotate their pelvis anteriorly or posteriorly on the femoral head, all while maintaining an erect posture. Therefore, for a true understanding of pelvic influence on the spinal column, it is necessary to examine spino-pelvic parameters in multiple pelvic positions within the same subject...
August 15, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820047/reversal-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-following-endovascular-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-repair-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-and-therapeutic-hypothermia
#4
Emmanuel Urquieta, Joseph Varon, Peter H Lin
BACKGROUND: Neurological adverse events with spinal cord ischemia (SCI) remain one of the most feared complications in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). These patients can develop irreversible paraplegia with lifelong consequences with physical and psychological agony. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein present a patient who developed SCI with bilateral lower leg paraplegia on the third postoperative day following TEVAR. Spinal catheter was inserted for spinal fluid drainage...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819694/thoracic-corpectomy-for-neoplastic-vertebral-bodies-using-a-navigated-lateral-extracavitary-approach-a-single-center-consecutive-case-series-technique-and-analysis
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Sebastian Hartmann, Christoph Wipplinger, Anja Tschugg, Pujan Kavakebi, Alexander Örley, Pierre Pascal Girod, Claudius Thomé
Thoracic myelopathy is often caused by vertebral body fractures resulting from neoplastic conditions, traumatic events, or infectious diseases. One of the preferred procedures for treating it is the lateral extracavitary approach (LECA) with single-level or multilevel decompressive corpectomy and reconstruction. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the thoracic lateral extracavitary approach with corpectomy using vertebral body replacement systems (VBR-S) and dorsal reconstruction. Twenty-four patients with metastatic or primary lesions of thoracic vertebrae T2-T12 underwent spinal decompression and ventral column reconstruction with correction of spinal deformity via a LECA...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818389/common-and-variable-clinical-histological-and-imaging-findings-of-recessive-ryr1-related-centronuclear-myopathy-patients
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Osorio Abath Neto, Cristiane de Araújo Martins Moreno, Edoardo Malfatti, Sandra Donkervoort, Johann Böhm, Júlio Brandão Guimarães, A Reghan Foley, Payam Mohassel, Jahannaz Dastgir, Diana Xerxes Bharucha-Goebel, Soledad Monges, Fabiana Lubieniecki, James Collins, Līvija Medne, Mariarita Santi, Sabrina Yum, Brenda Banwell, Emmanuelle Salort-Campana, John Rendu, Julien Fauré, Uluc Yis, Bruno Eymard, Chrystel Cheraud, Raphaël Schneider, Julie Thompson, Xaviere Lornage, Lilia Mesrob, Doris Lechner, Anne Boland, Jean-François Deleuze, Umbertina Conti Reed, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira, Valérie Biancalana, Norma B Romero, Carsten G Bönnemann, Jocelyn Laporte, Edmar Zanoteli
Mutations in RYR1 give rise to diverse skeletal muscle phenotypes, ranging from classical central core disease to susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia. Next-generation sequencing has recently shown that RYR1 is implicated in a wide variety of additional myopathies, including centronuclear myopathy. In this work, we established an international cohort of 21 patients from 18 families with autosomal recessive RYR1-related centronuclear myopathy, to better define the clinical, imaging, and histological spectrum of this disorder...
May 30, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818295/total-endovascular-treatment-for-extent-type-1-and-5-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Gabriele Piffaretti, Federico Fontana, Marco Franchin, Alessandro Bacuzzi, Walter Dorigo, Patrizio Castelli, Matteo Tozzi
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to describe the results of thoracic endovascular aortic repair with the intentional coverage of the celiac artery and distal supramesenteric landing zone for extent type 1 and type 5 thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were thoracic endovascular aortic repair with celiac artery coverage to treat elective or urgent extent type 1 and 5 thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Primary end points were in-hospital and follow-up survival, freedom from aortic-related mortality, and freedom from reintervention...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815160/the-burden-of-spine-fractures-in-india-a-prospective-multicenter-study
#8
Ilyas S Aleem, Dylan DeMarco, Brian Drew, Parag Sancheti, Vijay Shetty, Mandeep Dhillon, Clary J Foote, Mohit Bhandari
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the characteristics of patients sustaining spinal trauma in India and (2) to explore the association between patient or injury characteristics and outcomes after spinal trauma. METHODS: In affiliation with the ongoing INternational ORthopaedic MUlticentre Study (INORMUS), 192 patients with spinal injuries were recruited during an 8-week period (November 2011 to June 2012) from 14 hospitals in India and followed for 30-days...
June 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814171/a-feasibility-study-of-off-the-shelf-scalloped-stent-grafts-in-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Emma van der Weijde, Olaf J Bakker, Arnoud V Kamman, Joost A van Herwaarden, Santi Trimarchi, Jan Albert Vos, Robin H Heijmen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the applicability of an off-the-shelf scalloped stent-graft to preserve left subclavian artery (LSA) flow in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for acute type B aortic dissection. METHODS: The computed tomography angiograms (CTA) of 70 consecutive patients (median age 64 years; 44 men) with acute Stanford type B aortic dissection were retrospectively analyzed to identify patients in whom a short proximal landing zone (<15 mm from the retrogradely dissected wall layers) would require LSA overstenting during TEVAR...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803852/dynamic-feet-distance-a-new-functional-assessment-during-treadmill-locomotion-in-normal-and-thoracic-spinal-cord-injured-rats
#10
Camila Cardoso Diogo, Luís Maltez da Costa, José Eduardo Pereira, Vítor Filipe, Pedro Alexandre Couto, Luís G Magalhães, Stefano Geuna, Paulo A Armada-da-Silva, Ana Colette Maurício, Artur Severo Varejão
Of all the detrimental effects of spinal cord injury (SCI), one of the most devastating is the disruption of the ability to perform functional movement. Very little is known on the recovery of hindlimb joint kinematics after clinically-relevant contusive thoracic lesion in experimental animal models. A new functional assessment instrument, the dynamic feet distance (DFD) was used to describe the distance between the two feet throughout the gait cycle in normal and affected rodents. The purpose of this investigation was the evaluation and characterization of the DFD during treadmill locomotion in normal and T9 contusion injured rats, using three-dimensional (3D) instrumented gait analysis...
August 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801520/evidence-that-central-pathways-that-mediate-defecation-utilize-ghrelin-receptors-but-do-not-require-endogenous-ghrelin
#11
Ruslan V Pustovit, Brid Callaghan, Mitchell T Ringuet, Nicole F Kerr, Billie Hunne, Ian M Smyth, Claudio Pietra, John B Furness
In laboratory animals and in human, centrally penetrant ghrelin receptor agonists, given systemically or orally, cause defecation. Animal studies show that the effect is due to activation of ghrelin receptors in the spinal lumbosacral defecation centers. However, it is not known whether there is a physiological role of ghrelin or the ghrelin receptor in the control of defecation. Using immunohistochemistry and immunoassay, we detected and measured ghrelin in the stomach, but were unable to detect ghrelin by either method in the lumbosacral spinal cord, or other regions of the CNS In rats in which the thoracic spinal cord was transected 5 weeks before, the effects of a ghrelin agonist on colorectal propulsion were significantly enhanced, but defecation caused by water avoidance stress (WAS) was reduced...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801328/cytomegalovirus-related-transverse-myelitis-in-an-immunocompetent-host-a-subacute-onset-of-an-immune-mediated-disease
#12
Xavier Merchan-Del Hierro, Alexandra Halalau
We report a case of transverse myelitis in an immunocompetent host with an atypical long onset of symptoms. A 56-year-old man was admitted to the hospital reporting 5 months of progressive ascending lower extremity weakness and numbness, inability to walk, bowel incontinence,urinary retention and several episodes of nausea and vomiting. MRI showed moderate spinal swelling and multiple hyperintense signal changes on cervical levels C2-C5 and thoracic levels T1-T3. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed pleocytosis and was positive for anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG intrathecal antibodies, but the CSF PCR for CMV was negative...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800928/post-operative-bracing-after-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-a-cost-effectiveness-study
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Matthew Piazza, Saurabh Sinha, Prateek Agarwal, Arka Mallela, Nikhil Nayak, James Schuster, Sherman Stein
PURPOSE: While frequently prescribed to patients following fixation for spine trauma, the utility of spinal orthoses during the post-operative period is poorly described in the literature. In this study, we calculated rates of reoperation and performed a decision analysis to determine the utility of bracing following pedicle screw fixation for thoracic and lumbar burst fractures. METHODS: Pubmed was searched for articles published between 2005 and 2015 for terms related to pedicle screw fixation of thoracolumbar fractures...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798719/fulminant-acute-ascending-hemorrhagic-myelitis-treated-with-eculizumab
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Nang Boe Ohnmar Hsam, Klemens Angstwurm, Sebastian Peters, Kornelius Fuchs, Gerhard Schuierer, Ulrich Bogdahn, Robert Weissert
We describe an 18-year-old patient who developed back pain, rapidly ascending sensomotory deficits, bladder dysfunction, Lhermitte's sign, absent abdominal reflexes of all three levels, brisk tendon reflexes, and positive Babinski's sign. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spinal cord showed a long segment of cervical and thoracic intramedullary signal hyperintensity suggesting a longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis possibly within the course of a fast progressing ascending immune-mediated hemorrhagic myelopathy...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797584/long-term-outcomes-of-frozen-elephant-trunk-for-type-a-aortic-dissection-in-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
#15
Wei-Guo Ma, Wei Zhang, Jun-Ming Zhu, Bulat A Ziganshin, Ai-Hua Zhi, Jun Zheng, Yong-Min Liu, John A Elefteriades, Li-Zhong Sun
OBJECTIVE: The use of the frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique for repair of type A aortic dissection (TAAD) in Marfan syndrome (MFS) is controversial. We seek to evaluate the efficacy of FET and total arch replacement (TAR) for TAAD in patients with MFS. METHODS: The early and long-term outcomes were analyzed for 106 patients with MFS (mean age, 34.5 ± 9.7 years) undergoing FET + TAR for TAAD. RESULTS: Operative mortality was 6.6% (7 of 106)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796043/smith-petersen-osteotomy-combined-with-anterior-debridement-and-allografting-for-active-thoracic-and-lumbar-spinal-tuberculosis-with-kyphotic-deformity-in-young-children-a-prospective-study-and-literature-review
#16
Yakefu Abulizi, Wei-Dong Liang, Maierdan Maimaiti, Wei-Bin Sheng
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of Smith-Petersen osteotomy combined with anterior debridement and allogenic strut bone grafting for the treatment of active thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis with kyphotic deformity in young children.Spinal tuberculosis is more destructive in young children and often causes severe kyphosis and paraplegia. Despite much progress has been made, surgical treatment is still controversial and technically challenging.From October 2010 to August 2014, 25 children (11 males, 14 females; aged under 6 years) with active thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis treated by Smith-Petersen osteotomy combined with anterior debridement and allogenic strut bone grafting were enrolled in this study...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795657/body-system-effects-of-a-multi-modal-training-program-targeting-chronic-motor-complete-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Katie Gant, Kathleen Nagle, Rachel Cowan, Edelle Field-Fote, Mark Nash, Jochen Kressler, Christine K Thomas, Mabelin Castellanos, Eva Widerstrom-Noga, Kimberly D Anderson
The safety and efficacy of pharmacologic and cellular transplantation strategies are currently being evaluated in people with spinal cord injury. In studies of people with chronic spinal cord injuries, it is thought that functional recovery will be best achieved when drug or cell therapies are combined with rehabilitation protocols. However, any functional recovery due to the therapy may be confounded by the conditioned state of the body and by training-induced effects on neuroplasticity. For this reason, we sought to investigate the effects of a multi-modal training program on several body systems...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795591/in-vivo-measurement-of-tri-axial-loading-at-the-head-during-the-rugby-tackle
#18
Ross Jones, Matt Greig
To investigate the anatomical distribution of linear and rotational forces during the tackle scenario, male rugby players performed a total of 48 trials, as ball carrier or tackler. Participants wore headgear accommodating three global positioning system units measuring uniaxial acceleration at the occipital region (OR), left tempero-parietal (LT-PR) and right tempero-parietal region (RT-PR). An additional unit was located at the cervico-thoracic spinal region in a custom vest. There was a significant main effect for tackle condition (P < 0...
August 10, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795547/-multiple-vertebral-hemangiomas-treated-simultaneously-with-cyberknife%C3%A2-technology
#19
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
#20
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
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