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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441279/congenital-etiology-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-complications-in-adolescents-undergoing-corrective-scoliosis-surgery-comparison-of-in-hospital-comorbidities-using-nationwide-kid-s-inpatient-database
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Gregory W Poorman, Cyrus M Jalai, Bassel Diebo, Shaleen Vira, John Buza, Joe Baker, Jared Tishelman, Samantha Horn, Olivia Bono, Kartik Shenoy, Saqib Hasan, Justin Paul, Evan Isaacs, Ian Kaye, Abiola Atanda, Aaron J Buckland, Virginie LaFage, Thomas Errico, Peter G Passias
BACKGROUND: Congenital scoliosis (CS) is associated with more rigid, complex deformities relative to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) which theoretically increases surgical complications. Despite extensive literature studying AIS patients, few studies have been performed on CS patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate complications associated with spinal fusions for CS and AIS. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) years 2000 to 2009 was performed...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428745/decreased-levels-of-foldase-and-chaperone-proteins-are-associated-with-an-early-onset-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Melania Filareti, Silvia Luotti, Laura Pasetto, Mauro Pignataro, Katia Paolella, Paolo Messina, Elisabetta Pupillo, Massimiliano Filosto, Christian Lunetta, Jessica Mandrioli, Giuseppe Fuda, Andrea Calvo, Adriano Chiò, Massimo Corbo, Caterina Bendotti, Ettore Beghi, Valentina Bonetto
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by a progressive upper and lower motor neuron degeneration. One of the peculiar clinical characteristics of ALS is the wide distribution in age of onset, which is probably caused by different combinations of intrinsic and exogenous factors. We investigated whether these modifying factors are converging into common pathogenic pathways leading either to an early or a late disease onset. This would imply the identification of phenotypic biomarkers, that can distinguish the two populations of ALS patients, and of relevant pathways to consider in a therapeutic intervention...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394244/a-zebrafish-model-of-human-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva
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Melissa LaBonty, Nicholas Pray, Pamela C Yelick
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare, autosomal dominant genetic disorder in humans characterized by explosive inflammatory response to injury leading to gradual ossification within fibrous tissues, including skeletal muscle, tendons, and ligaments. A variety of animal models are needed to study and understand the etiology of human FOP. To address this need, here we present characterizations of the first adult zebrafish model for FOP. In humans, activating mutations in the Type I BMP/TGFβ family member receptor, ACVR1, are associated with FOP...
April 10, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385671/the-safety-and-utility-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-on-patients-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices
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Jordan B Strom, Jill B Whelan, Changyu Shen, ShuangQi Zheng, Koenraad J Mortele, Daniel B Kramer
BACKGROUND: Off-label magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients with cardiac implantable electrical devices (CIEDs) has been limited due to concerns about safety and unclear diagnostic and prognostic utility. OBJECTIVE: To define major and minor adverse events with off-label MRIs. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated patients with non-MRI-conditional CIEDs referred for MRIs under a strict clinical protocol. The primary safety outcome was incidence of major adverse events (loss of pacing, inappropriate shock or anti-tachycardia pacing, need for system revision, or death), or minor adverse events (inappropriate pacing, arrhythmias, power on reset events, heating at the generator site, or changes in device parameters at baseline or at 6 months)...
March 31, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345064/pneumocephalus-in-a-patient-with-multiple-stab-wounds
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Yusuf Savran, Volkan Karacam, Basak Bayram, Erdem Yaka, Nuri Karabay
Pneumocephalus is a complication of trauma to the chest and many iatrogenic interventions. It may arise due to systemic air embolism or retrograde cerebral venous air embolism which is an extremely rare complication. We report a 26-years-old female patient who presented to the Emergency Department suffering of multiple stab wounds. She was in a state of shock and after first aid and evaluation she was operated successfully. In the early postoperative period generalized tonic clonic convulsions were observed following cardiopulmonary resuscitation due to sudden cardiovascular collapse...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321419/pvaxhsp65-vaccination-primes-for-high-il-10-production-and-decreases-experimental-encephalomyelitis-severity
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Sofia Fernanda Gonçalves Zorzella-Pezavento, Fernanda Chiuso-Minicucci, Thais Graziela Donegá França, Larissa Lumi Watanabe Ishikawa, Larissa Camargo da Rosa, Priscila Maria Colavite, Bianca Balbino, Camila Marques, Maura Rosane Valerio Ikoma, Ana Paula Masson, Célio Lopes Silva, Alexandrina Sartori
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a demyelinating pathology of the central nervous system (CNS) used as a model to study multiple sclerosis immunopathology. EAE has also been extensively employed to evaluate potentially therapeutic schemes. Considering the presence of an immune response directed to heat shock proteins (hsps) in autoimmune diseases and the immunoregulatory potential of these molecules, we evaluated the effect of a previous immunization with a genetic vaccine containing the mycobacterial hsp65 gene on EAE development...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316845/spinal-cord-infarction-in-the-course-of-a-septic-shock-about-one-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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P Henin, A Molderez, V Huberlant, H Trine
We report the case of a patient admitted to our intensive care unit in the course of a septic shock, secondary to cholangitis. After rapid hemodynamic stabilization, antibiotherapy, and endoscopic extraction of bile ducts stones, she appeared to have developed flaccid paraplegia. The suspected diagnosis of medullar ischemia was confirmed by typical MRI findings. This case stresses the potential pathogenic role of hypotension in medullar ischemia and the place of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a reliable diagnostic tool...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252264/vasopressor-support-in-managing-acute-spinal-cord-injury-a-knowledge-update
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John K Yue, Rachel Tsolinas, John F Burke, Hansen Deng, Pavan S Upadhyayula, Caitlin K Robinson, Young M Lee, Andrew K Chan, Ethan A Winkler, Sanjay S Dhall
INTRODUCTION: Managing neurogenic shock following acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is challenging. Current guidelines target mean arterial pressure (MAP) above 85-90 mmHg to maintain cord perfusion and reduce ischemia/secondary injury. While early vasopressor utilization has been associated with improved outcomes, recent updates regarding indications of specific vasopressors for refinement of existing guidelines are needed. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive search was conducted using the National Library of Medicine PubMed database between 01/2010 and 01/2017 targeting vasopressor use in the setting of neurogenic/spinal shock and/or hypotension following acute SCI in adult patients...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238778/fixed-spaced-stimulation-restores-adaptive-plasticity-within-the-spinal-cord-identifying-the-eliciting-conditions
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Kyle M Baumbauer, Joel D Turtle, James W Grau
Prior work has shown that neurons within the spinal cord are sensitive to temporal relations and that stimulus regularity impacts nociceptive processing and adaptive plasticity. Application of brief (80ms) shocks (180-900) in a variable manner induces a form of maladaptive plasticity that inhibits spinally-mediated learning and enhances nociceptive reactivity. In contrast, an extended exposure (720-900) to stimuli given at regular (fixed spaced) intervals has a restorative effect that counters nociceptive sensitization and enables learning...
February 24, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228335/alterations-in-cardiac-autonomic-control-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Fin Biering-Sørensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Nan Liu, Lasse Malmqvist, Jill Maria Wecht, Andrei Krassioukov
A spinal cord injury (SCI) interferes with the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The effect on the cardiovascular system will depend on the extent of damage to the spinal/central component of ANS. The cardiac changes are caused by loss of supraspinal sympathetic control and relatively increased parasympathetic cardiac control. Decreases in sympathetic activity result in heart rate and the arterial blood pressure changes, and may cause arrhythmias, in particular bradycardia, with the risk of cardiac arrest in those with cervical or high thoracic injuries...
February 15, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228050/is-neck-massage-safe-a-rare-case-of-tetraplegia-and-spinal-shock-after-neck-manipulation
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Tan Han Ling, Amir Fariz Bin Zakaria, Ahmad Tajuddin Bin Abdullah
Neck manipulation is associated with spinal cord injury. However, occurrence of such cases is infrequent. This article presents a 33-year-old gentleman who sustained acute tetraplegia after neck manipulation. The aim of this case report is to create awareness that vigorous neck manipulation could cause injury to the spinal cord.
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215135/rapid-response-team-diagnoses-frequencies-and-related-hospital-mortality
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Roger J Smith, John D Santamaria, Espedito E Faraone, Jennifer A Holmes, David A Reid
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency and hospital mortality of problems (diagnoses) encountered by a rapid response team (RRT), and to identify the most common diagnoses for RRT triggers and for treating units. DESIGN: For each RRT event in 2015 at a tertiary hospital for adults, we chose the diagnosis that best explained the RRT event from a pre-defined list after reviewing relevant test results and clinical notes. RESULTS: There were 937 RRT events during 700 admissions and there were 58 different RRT diagnoses in 11 diagnosis groups...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212620/clinical-manifestations-of-severe-enterovirus-71-infection-and-early-assessment-in-a-southern-china-population
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Si-da Yang, Pei-Qing Li, Yi-Min Li, Wei Li, Wen-Ying Lai, Cui-Ping Zhu, Jian-Ping Tao, Li Deng, Hong-Sheng Liu, Wen-Cheng Ma, Jia-Ming Lu, Yan Hong, Yu-Ting Liang, Jun Shen, Dan-Dan Hu, Yuan-Yuan Gao, Yi Zhou, Min-Xiong Situ, Yan-Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: Enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) shows a potential of rapid death, but the natural history of the infection is poorly known. This study aimed to examine the natural history of EV-A71 infection. METHODS: This was a prospective longitudinal observational study performed between January 1(st) and October 31(st), 2012, at three hospitals in Guangdong, China. Subjects with positive EV-A71 RNA laboratory test results were included. Disease progression was documented with MRI, autopsies, and follow-up...
February 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185615/clinical-study-of-neuroregen-scaffold-combined-with-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-repair-of-chronic-complete-spinal-cord-injury
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Yannan Zhao, Fengwu Tang, Guang Han, Nuo Wang, Na Yin, Bing Chen, Xianfeng Jiang, Chen Yun, Wanjun Han, Changyu Zhao, Shixiang Cheng, Zhifeng Xiao, Sai Zhang, Jianwu Dai
Regeneration of damaged neurons and recovery of sensation and motor function after complete spinal cord injury (SCI) are challenging. We previously developed a collagen scaffold, NeuroRegen scaffold, to promote axonal growth along collagen fibers and inhibit glial scar formation after SCI. When functionalized with multiple biomolecules, this scaffold promoted neurological regeneration and functional recovery in animals with SCI. In this study, eight patients with chronic complete SCI were enrolled to examine the safety and efficacy of implanting NeuroRegen scaffold with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
February 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174471/nerve-growth-factor-expression-in-stroke-induced-rats-after-shock-wave
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Jung-Ho Lee, Youn-Bum Sung, Sang-Hun Jang
[Purpose] This study investigates effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on nerve growth factor expression in stroke in rats. [Subjects and Methods] Sixteen eight-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were used and randomly divided into two groups: an experimental group, a control group. The experimental group received extracorporeal shock wave therapy after the stroke. The spinal cord encompassing the lumbar 4-lumbar 5 level was then removed for Western blot analysis. [Results] There was a significant difference in nerve growth factor expression between the groups after the impairment...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163523/primary-sacral-hydatid-cyst-mimicking-a-neurogenic-tumor-in-chronic-low-back-pain-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Manuel Segura-Trepichio, Jose Manuel Montoza-Nuñez, David Candela-Zaplana, Josefa Herrero-Santacruz, Fernando Pla-Mingorance
Hydatid disease is caused by infection of Echinococcus granulosus. Bone hydatid cyst presentation without hepatic affectation is infrequent and occurs in 0,5-2% of cases. This rare condition makes clinicians not always aware of the disease, and as a result, misdiagnosis of spinal echinococcosis is common. We present a case of a 48-year-old female patient with primary sacral hydatidosis. Chronic low back pain radiating to the left buttock was the only symptom. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suggested a neurogenic tumor versus giant cell tumor...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161028/update-on-traumatic-acute-spinal-cord-injury-part-1
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R Galeiras Vázquez, M E Ferreiro Velasco, M Mourelo Fariña, A Montoto Marqués, S Salvador de la Barrera
Traumatic spinal cord injury requires a multidisciplinary approach both for specialized treatment of the acute phase and for dealing with the secondary complications. A suspicion or diagnosis of spinal cord injury is the first step for a correct management. A review is made of the prehospital management and characteristics of the acute phase of spinal cord injury. Respiratory monitoring for early selective intubation, proper identification and treatment of neurogenic shock are essential for the prevention of secondary spinal cord injury...
May 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108403/risk-of-cement-leakage-and-pulmonary-embolism-by-bone-cement-augmented-pedicle-screw-fixation-of-the-thoracolumbar-spine
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Insa Janssen, Yu-Mi Ryang, Jens Gempt, Stefanie Bette, Julia Gerhardt, Jan S Kirschke, Bernhard Meyer
BACKGROUND: Cement-augmented pedicle screw instrumentation (CAPSI) of the thoracolumbar spine is indicated in osteoporosis or osteopenia to improve pullout strength and biomechanical stability of pedicle screws (PS). Only a few studies report on the incidence of pulmonary cement embolism or other complications associated with CAPSI. PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the rate of CAPSI-associated complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
January 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977425/sensory-symptom-profiles-of-patients-with-neuropathic-pain-after-spinal-cord-injury
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M Dolors Soler, David Moriña, Neus Rodríguez, Joan Saurí, Joan Vidal, Albert Navarro, Xavier Navarro
Patients suffering from neuropathic pain (NP) after spinal cord injury (SCI) present with a variety of pain descriptors in different combinations and at different intensities. These sensory features form distinct patterns, known as sensory symptom profiles. In the present cross-sectional study, we have used a multivariate statistical method (multiple correspondence analysis) to categorize the sensory symptom profiles of a cohort of 338 patients with at-level or below-level NP after SCI. We also investigated possible associations between positive neuropathic symptoms and features of the neurological lesion...
December 13, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957633/an-aggressive-parameningeal-rhabdomyosarcoma-with-multiple-spinal-cord-metastases-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Guler Yavas, Pinar Karabagli, Yahya Paksoy, Cagdas Yavas, Hakan Karabagli, Yavuz Koksal
PURPOSE: Spinal cord metastasis from rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is extremely rare, with three cases reported to date. Herein, we report an aggressive case of RMS of the infratemporal fossa who which developed spinal cord metastases during treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: A 6-year-old girl presented with an enlarging painless mass around her right ear for 3 months. An enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a 5 × x4 × x4.5 5 cm mass on her right infratemporal fossa...
December 12, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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