Multilevel Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (More than Three Levels) in the Management of Osteoporotic Fractures.

Conclusion: Multilevel PV for the treatment of osteoporotic fractures is a safe and successful procedure that can significantly reduce pain and improve patient's condition without a significant morbidity. It is considered a cost effective procedure allowing a rapid restoration of patient mobility. PMID: 29940724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Korean Neurosurg Soc Source Type: research

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An 18 year old complained of chest pain.Here is his ECG:  What do you think?Comment on ECGMany immediately think this is pericarditis.  But, in fact, this is the patient's baseline early repolarization, seen on a previous ECGs when he presented for a seizure (not chest pain). Most diffuse ST elevation is normal variant.  --There isdiffuse ST Elevation.  --There are well-formednotchesat the J-point in all leads with ST Elevation.  The STE is called normal variant.  The notching qualifies the ECG as true early repolarization (which is now defined as distinct from normal varia...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Mini-open lateral retropleural and retroperitoneal corpectomies can safely achieve anterior column reconstruction and spinal deformity correction for various thoracic and thoracolumbar vertebral pathologies. PMID: 32871570 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
In this study, except for troponin elevation,Gestalt was the best predictor.The article does not specify the QT correction methodWhy is right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH) not found in this large study of syncope?  Probably because it is not common enough to be identified in a general syncope study.  Not every high risk factor will be identified in such studies, but it is obvious that RVH is a dangerous condition and that, if identified on ECG, needs further workup.  Why were so few ECG findings predictive?Because most abnormal ECG findings were considered adverse outcomes in their own right and not eva...
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The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 80% of coronavirus infections were mild cases; hence, most cases will be managed in an outpatient setting. COVID ‐19 is associated with a hypercoagulable state; therefore, further research should be done on outpatient use of anticoagulation for VTE/PE prophylaxis in these patients. AbstractThe Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 80% of coronavirus infections were mild cases; hence, most cases will be managed in an outpatient setting. COVID ‐19 is associated with a hypercoagulable state; therefore, further research should be done on ou...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Discussion Pediatric cancers in the US number about 12,000 per year. After injury, it is the second leading cause of death in children and adolescents. Cancer presentations vary widely, but often begin with non-specific symptoms that continue or progress depending on the location and tumor type. Patients can present with oncological emergencies especially if there are mechanical obstruction such as superior vena cava syndrome or cerebral herniation. More commonly are infections due to immunosuppression. Cancer treatment also causes its own myriad of problems that clinicians need to be aware of to diagnosis and treat, but a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
We describe a case of MTS with an unusual cl inical onset with pulmonary embolism.
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Rationale: Spinal meningioma is the second most common spinal neoplasm that commonly occurs in middle-aged women. As a rare histological variation of meningioma, completely ossified meningioma (OSM) and its standard surgical strategies have been reported. However, the surgical outcomes of elderly OSM cases (age>70) are less investigated. Herein, we intend to present an elderly OSM case and review the elderly OSM cases in published literatures. Patient concerns: An 85-year-old female presented with 10-year history of back pain and developed radiating pain on her left lower extremity within the last 2 weeks. Diagnos...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe clinical outcomes of 10 patients who underwent TES for spinal metastatic LMS were favorable without severe complications. Postoperative disability was significantly associated with short-term survival after TES.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Summary: Incisional hernia often complicates kidney transplant. However, there are few reports showing pitfalls after the repair of incisional hernia following living-donor kidney transplant. A 55-year-old man underwent living-donor kidney transplant from his wife at the Department of Urology at the authors’ hospital. He noticed abdominal distension 6 months postoperatively and was diagnosed with incisional hernia by computed tomography (CT) imaging. Clinical examination revealed the extensive distension of the right abdomen; noncontrast abdominal CT showed transverse colon, descending colon, and mesenteric prolapse ...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
RARITAN, NJ, March 28, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced the VOYAGER PAD study met its primary efficacy and principal safety endpoints, demonstrating the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily) was superior to aspirin alone in reducing the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular (CV) events by 15 percent in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization, with similar rates of TIMI[1] major bleeding. VOYAGER PAD is the only study to show a significant benefit...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
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