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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437499/systemic-hypothermia-as-treatment-for-an-acute-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-professional-football-player-9-year-follow-up
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Andrew Cappuccino, Leslie J Bisson, Bud Carpenter, Ken Snyder, Helen Cappuccino
The following report provides clinical follow-up on a National Football League player who sustained a complete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) while tackling an opposing player in 2007. He received prompt medical and surgical care based on then-current recommendations, but was also treated with systemic hypothermia soon after his injury, which was controversial at the time. Since then, smaller randomized human studies have described the tolerable safety profile, efficacy, and potential benefits of this intervention in acute SCI in humans...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435149/regional-anesthesia-did-not-delay-diagnosis-of-compartment-syndrome-a-case-report-of-anterior-compartment-syndrome-in-the-thigh-not-masked-by-an-adductor-canal-catheter
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Arissa Torrie, Jyoti Sharma, Mark Mason, Hillenn Cruz Eng
BACKGROUND Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) of the thigh after elective primary total knee arthroplasty is rare. If not recognized and treated promptly, devastating consequences may result. Certain regional anesthesia techniques are thought to mask the symptoms of acute compartment syndrome, but there are no cases reported of adductor canal catheters masking the symptoms of thigh compartment syndrome. We report a case where symptoms and diagnosis of acute anterior thigh compartment syndrome were not masked by a functioning adductor canal catheter...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433849/clinical-significance-of-long-term-follow-up-of-children-with-posttraumatic-skull-base-fracture
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Sharon Leibu, Guy Rosenthal, Yigal Shoshan, Mony Benifla
BACKGROUND: To assess in children with skull base fractures, incidences of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, meningitis, and the need for prophylactic antibiotics, anti-pneumococcal vaccination, and surgical interventions. METHODS: We reviewed the records of children with skull base fractures who were admitted to our tertiary care center during 2009-2014. RESULTS: 196 children (153 male) were hospitalized with skull base fractures, aged 1 month to 18 years (mean 6 ± 4 years)...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433438/analgesic-effects-of-transcutaneous-ultrasound-nerve-stimulation-in-a-rat-model-of-oxaliplatin-induced-mechanical-hyperalgesia-and-cold-allodynia
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Yueh-Ling Hsieh, Han-Yu Chen, Ching-Hsiang Yang, Chen-Chia Yang
This study investigated the effects and underlying mechanisms of therapeutic ultrasound (TUS) in a rat model of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy. Animals received a total of eight injections with oxaliplatin (4 mg/kg), administered at 3-d intervals. TUS intervention (1 MHz, 0.5 W/cm(2)) started on the fifth oxaliplatin administration and continued for 10 consecutive d. Sensory behavioral examinations, protein levels of transient receptor potential channels (TRPM8 and TRPV1) in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and substance P (SP) in spinal dorsal horn were examined...
April 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433350/open-repair-of-chronic-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-dissection-using-deep-hypothermia-and-circulatory-arrest
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Joel Corvera, Hannah Copeland, David Blitzer, Adam Hicks, Joshua Manghelli, Philip Hess, John Fehrenbacher
BACKGROUND: Chronic dissection of the thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta as sequela of a prior type A or B dissection is a challenging problem that requires close radiographic surveillance and prompt operative intervention in the presence of symptoms or aneurysm formation. Open repair of chronic thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic dissection using deep hypothermia has been our preferred method to treat this complex pathology. The advantages of this technique include organ and spinal cord protection, the flexibility to extend the repair proximally into the arch, and the ability to limit ischemia to all vascular beds...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431428/computational-and-in-vitro-experimental-investigation-of-intrathecal-drug-distribution-parametric-study-of-the-effect-of-injection-volume-cerebrospinal-fluid-pulsatility-and-drug-uptake
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Kevin M Tangen, Roxanne Leval, Ankit I Mehta, Andreas A Linninger
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal drug delivery is an attractive option to circumvent the blood-brain barrier for pain management through its increased efficacy of pain relief, reduction in adverse side effects, and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, there are limited guidelines for physicians to choose infusion or drug pump settings to administer therapeutic doses to specific regions of the spine or the brain. Although empiric trialing of intrathecal drugs is critical to determine the sustained side effects, currently there is no inexpensive in vitro method to guide the selection of spinal drug delivery parameters...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429640/spinal-alterations-of-reil-insula-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Foivos E Petrides, Ioannis A Mavroudis, Martha Spilioti, Fotios G Chatzinikolaou, Vasiliki G Costa, Stavros J Baloyannis
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that involves numerous cellular and biochemical mechanisms resulting in synaptic alterations and extensive neuronal loss. It is primarily characterized by impairment of memory, associated frequently with mood disorders. Continuous studies have shown that insula may be an important target of AD, but neuropathological alterations have not been described extensively. In the present study, we attempted to describe the morphometric and morphological changes of the spines of Reil insula in AD in comparison with normal aging using a silver impregnation technique...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419639/differences-in-intraoperative-hemodynamics-between-spinal-and-general-anesthesia-in-infants-undergoing-pyloromyotomy
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Caleb Ing, Lena S Sun, Alexander F Friend, Minjae Kim, Mitchell F Berman, William Paganelli, Guohua Li, Robert K Williams
BACKGROUND: Hypotension and bradycardia are known side effects of spinal anesthesia in pregnant women undergoing cesarean section and adults undergoing other surgical procedures. Whether children experience similar hemodynamic changes is unclear. AIMS: The purpose of this study is to evaluate hemodynamic effects of spinal anesthesia compared to general anesthesia in a cohort of healthy infants. METHODS: The University of Vermont Medical Center almost exclusively used spinal anesthesia for infant pyloromyotomy surgery between 2008 and 2013, while Columbia University Medical Center relied on general anesthesia...
April 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417673/research-progress-from-the-sci-model-systems-scims-an-interactive-discussion-on-future-directions
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Michael L Boninger, Edelle C Field-Fote, Steven C Kirshblum, Daniel P Lammertse, Trevor A Dyson-Hudson, Lesley Hudson, Allen W Heinemann
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: To describe current and future directions in spinal cord injury (SCI) research. DESIGN: The SCI Model Systems (SCIMS) programs funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) during the 2011 to 2016 cycle provided abstracts describing findings from current research projects. Discussion among session participants generated ideas for research opportunities. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Pre-conference workshop before the 2016 American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) annual meeting...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415063/neuron-restrictive-silencer-factor-mediated-downregulation-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-contributes-to-the-reduced-morphine-analgesia-in-bone-cancer-pain
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Chao Zhu, Jun Tang, Tan Ding, Lei Chen, Wei Wang, Xiao-Peng Mei, Xiao-Tao He, Wen Wang, Li-Dong Zhang, Yu-Lin Dong, Zhuo-Jing Luo
Bone cancer pain has been reported to have unique mechanisms and is resistant to morphine treatment. Recent studies have indicated that neuron-restrictive silencer factor (NRSF) plays a crucial role in modulating the expression of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) gene. The present study elucidates the regulatory mechanisms of MOR and its ability to affect bone cancer pain. Using a sarcoma-inoculated murine model, pain behaviors that represent continuous or breakthrough pain were evaluated. Expression of NRSF in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal dorsal horn was quantified at the transcriptional and translational levels, respectively...
May 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413741/serial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ahmed H Qavi, Tasnim F Imran, Zachariah Hasan, Fariha Ilyas, Usman Ghani, Salman Assad, Shabih Hasan
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. CJD usually appears in later life and runs a rapid course. Typically, the onset of symptoms occurs about age 60 and about 90% of individuals die within one year. We report a case of 67-year-old male presented with progressive aphasia, confusion, dysphagia and inability to carry out activities of daily life (ADLs) over a period of three to four weeks. The patient had past medical history of chronic atrial fibrillation and hypertension...
March 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413736/targeted-intraspinal-radiofrequency-ablation-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Robert E Jacobson, Michelle Granville, Jesse Hatgis DO
INTRODUCTION: By using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine, it is possible to distinguish between spinal stenosis caused by bone compression and specific soft tissue epidural intraspinal lesions that cause localized spinal canal stenosis and neural compression. Examples include facet cysts and yellow ligament hypertrophy. Many of these patients are elderly with medical comorbidities that make open surgery problematic. MATERIALS & METHODS: This is a study of patients with predominantly soft tissue stenosis being treated with targeted intraspinal radiofrequency (RF) heat ablation...
March 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407706/gas-containing-cervical-epidural-abscess-accompanying-bacterial-meningitis-in-an-adult
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Dong Min Kim, Seok Won Kim
Gas-containing spinal epidural abscesses are uncommon. Moreover, acute spinal epidural abscesses rarely complicate bacterial meningitis in adults. Here, we report a rare case of a gas-containing cervical epidural abscess accompanying bacterial meningitis. In spite of aggressive fluid and continuous antibiotic therapy after the isolation of Streptococcus anginosus and Streptococcus constellatus in the cerebrospinal fluid cultures, the patient showed remaining motor dysfunction and bladder involvement. Our experience suggests that the effort to prevent neurologic deterioration by emergent surgical decompression and drainage of pus is mandatory to avoid additional spinal cord dysfunction in patients with spinal epidural abscesses accompanying bacterial meningitis...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405035/safety-and-efficacy-of-transdermal-buprenorphine-versus-oral-tramadol-for-the-treatment-of-post-operative-pain-following-surgery-for-fracture-neck-of-femur-a-prospective-randomised-clinical-study
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Sameer N Desai, Santhoshi V Badiger, Shreesha B Tokur, Prashanth A Naik
BACKGROUND: Transdermal buprenorphine, which is used in chronic pain management, has rarely been studied for use in acute pain management. The aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of transdermal buprenorphine patch to oral tramadol for post-operative analgesia, following proximal femur surgeries. METHODOLOGY: Fifty adult patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture under spinal anaesthesia were included in this study. One group (Group TDB) received transdermal buprenorphine 10 mcg/h patch applied a day before the surgery and other group received oral tramadol 50 mg three times a day for analgesia (Group OT)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404617/short-term-use-of-oral-corticosteroids-and-related-harms-among-adults-in-the-united-states-population-based-cohort-study
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Akbar K Waljee, Mary A M Rogers, Paul Lin, Amit G Singal, Joshua D Stein, Rory M Marks, John Z Ayanian, Brahmajee K Nallamothu
Objective To determine the frequency of prescriptions for short term use of oral corticosteroids, and adverse events (sepsis, venous thromboembolism, fractures) associated with their use.Design Retrospective cohort study and self controlled case series.Setting Nationwide dataset of private insurance claims.Participants Adults aged 18 to 64 years who were continuously enrolled from 2012 to 2014.Main outcome measures Rates of short term use of oral corticosteroids defined as less than 30 days duration. Incidence rates of adverse events in corticosteroid users and non-users...
April 12, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403746/feed-forwardness-of-spinal-networks-in-posture-and-locomotion
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Yury Gerasimenko, Dimitry Sayenko, Parag Gad, Chao-Tuan Liu, Niranjala J K Tillakaratne, Roland R Roy, Inessa Kozlovskaya, V Reggie Edgerton
We present a new perspective on the concept of feed-forward compared to feedback mechanisms for motor control. We propose that conceptually all sensory information in real time provided to the brain and spinal cord can be viewed as a feed-forward phenomenon. We also propose that the spinal cord continually adapts to a broad array of ongoing sensory information that is used to adjust the probability of making timely and predictable decisions of selected networks that will execute a given response. One interpretation of the term feedback historically entails responses with short delays...
December 1, 2016: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403408/systemic-lidocaine-fails-to-improve-postoperative-morphine-consumption-postoperative-recovery-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-posterior-spinal-arthrodesis-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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G Dewinter, P Moens, S Fieuws, B Vanaudenaerde, M Van de Velde, S Rex
Background.: It is inconclusive whether the perioperative administration of systemic lidocaine provides effective postoperative analgesia and enhances recovery in major orthopaedic surgery. We hypothesised that in adolescent and adult patients undergoing posterior spinal arthrodesis, a perioperative lidocaine infusion would reduce opioid requirements during the first 24 postoperative h. Methods.: 70 patients undergoing posterior arthrodesis were enrolled in this prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399549/cost-effectiveness-data-regarding-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-low-back-pain
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Christian Hoelscher, Jonathan Riley, Chengyuan Wu, Ashwini Sharan
STUDY DESIGN: Review of published literature pertaining to spinal cord stimulation cost data analysis. OBJECTIVE: To acquire, organize, and succinctly summarize the available literature regarding the costs associated with, and the cost-effectiveness of, spinal cord stimulation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chronic back and limb pain is a pervasive complaint in modern society, with estimated annual costs of medical care greater than $100 billion...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399546/louis-a-goldstein-md-a-pioneer-in-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Daren McCalla, Paul T Rubery, Kenneth Foxx, Robert W Molinari, James O Sanders, Addisu Mesfin
: During the first half of the 20th century interest in spinal deformity grew due to common conditions of that era including polio and tuberculosis. This article will discuss Louis Arnold Goldstein, a visionary leader in spinal deformity surgery from Rochester, New York and one of the founders of the Scoliosis Research Society. Louis A. Goldstein was a talented surgeon, administrator and clinician scientist. He also started a spine surgery fellowship program that still bears his name and that continues to train complex spine surgeons...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399057/staphylococcus-aureus-central-nervous-system-infections-in-children
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Jesus G Vallejo, Alexandra N Cain, Edward O Mason, Sheldon L Kaplan, Kristina G Hultén
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) infections due to Staphylococcus aureus are uncommon in pediatric patients. We review the epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment in 68 patients with a S. aureus CNS infection evaluated at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). METHODS: Cases of CNS infection in children with positive cerebrospinal fluid cultures or spinal epidural abscess for S. aureus at TCH from 2001-2013 were reviewed. RESULTS: 70 cases of S...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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