Surgical outcomes of traumatic cervical fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

CONCLUSIONS: Patients with ankylosing spondylitis are highly susceptible to spinal fracture and spinal cord injury even after only mild trauma. Initial CT or MR imaging of the whole spine is recommended even if the patient's symptoms are mild. The patient should also have early surgical stabilization to correct spinal deformity and avoid worsening of the patient's neurological status. PMID: 29338912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurocirugia - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurocirugia (Astur) Source Type: research

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Source: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our review reported some potential substances that may improve neurological outcome in acute SCI: MP, vitamin D associated with progesterone, and erythropoietin. Their potential benefits were modest in the evaluated studies, requiring further randomized clinical trials with large samples of patients, without statistical artifacts, for routine clinical use. Furthermore, potential adverse effects must be considered with the use of neuroprotective agents in SCI. Until then, the use of these substances may be experimental or restricted to specific clinical situations.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
The objective of this study to determine the correlation between Hounsfield unit (HU) measurements from the C4 vertebral body and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) T-score. Summary of Background Data: Recent attention has turned to the utilization of HU measurements from computed tomography (CT) as a potential screening method for low bone mineral density (BMD). We hypothesized that cervical spine CT HU measurements will correlate with BMD measurements conducted with DXA scans of the femoral neck. Material and Methods: Patients with cervical CT and femoral neck DXA scans at 1 institution were included in the stu...
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
Conclusion: Interbody fusion and percutaneous reduction with MMED provides a minimally invasive procedure for lumbar spondylolisthesis, with sufficient decompression, reduction, fusion, and satisfactory clinical results.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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