Pseudomalignant osteoblastoma of the odontoid process

ConclusionThis unique case of odontoid osteoblastoma illustrates that malignant behavior may not be predicted only by the presence of pseudomalignant features on histology.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Lymphomatous lumbosacral radiculoplexopathy should be considered in patients with progressive lumbosacral radicular symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography, but not cerebrospinal fluid, are helpful in achieving early diagnosis. Treatment responses seem favorable.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.(Image credit: PeopleImages/Getty Images)
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By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Uncategorized AlfieEvans Source Type: blogs
This study aimed to establish a scientific rationale for choosing the optimal insertion angle and insertion point for access to the subarachnoid space or the epidural space by using a computer algorithm to perform measurements in computed tomography (CT) scans in 52 patients at different spine levels.
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Mechanisms, Equipment, Hazards Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Once in a while we don’t have to be Epic. We can be a plain worker bee, low ranking, mission brown, a serf. We are permitted to hitch up our strides like peasants, and get on with the business of hoeing through the garden of the unwell. Such freedom, you say. None of the high-level responsibility of being in charge of the department. No duty phone. No behaving like an epileptic desperado when asked to go to a flow meeting. Just good, honest toil. I’ve been...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Literary Medicine How to be Shop Floor Shop Floor Clinician Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, the novel precise 3-dimensional printing guide template system may allow (1) comprehensive visualization of the fractured vertebral body and the individual surgical planning, (2) the perfect fitting between skin and guide template to ensure the puncture stability and accuracy, and (3) increased puncture precision and decreased puncture-related complications, surgical time and radiation exposure.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionThe study showed that the extreme lateral approach to the lumbar spine in case of isthmic spondylolisthesis is a reliable and safe option to the most common open procedures. In the authors ’ opinion, XLIF procedures allow a good correction of the listhesis associated with good clinical and radiographic results.Graphical abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic supplementary material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
A few months ago a nurse I know vented her frustration at a misperception she had received several times, unfortunately. She recalled a conversation in which someone had asked her in a condescending manner if she does anything else at work besides “handing out pills.” I became visibly irritated at this, not only was this person purposely making disrespectful comments to bring her down but was also perpetuating her own biased notions to a larger audience. As anyone who has ever been admitted to a hospital or visited a loved can tell you, it is usually the nurse who is readily available for a patient. When it com...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Source Type: blogs
Conclusion. The 1.05 ppm NMR signal from PA can be used as a marker of P. acnes infection of discs. This signal does not overlap with other disc metabolites and linearly depends on P. acnes concentration. Consequently, NMR spectroscopy may provide a noninvasive method to detect disc infection in the clinical setting. Level of Evidence: N/A
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Basic Science Source Type: research
It all started out with Malaysian methimazole, and didn’t end until two highly trained medical professionals sat on opposite ends of a telephone call, scratching their heads and wondering how two digits being transposed could lead to so many problems. Those two transposed digits caused a thyroid uptake scan to become a bone marrow scan (whatever that is). But look at all it took to get there. Mystery illness, mystery medicine It started when a new patient came to see one of my colleagues with a mystery illness, and a medication in a pill bottle with a label in another language. After figuring out what this medicine w...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs
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