A comparison of clinical and functional outcomes following anterior, posterior, and combined approaches for the management of cervical spondylotic myelopathy

Conclusions: Outcomes are excellent following surgery for CSM. The best recovery is seen in patients with mild to moderate functional disability at the time of surgery.
Source: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusion Auricular acupuncture is a promising practice for the treatment of chronic back pain in adults.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Conclusion: Even though demyelinating disorders are rare in pediatric age group, one should be aware of this entity as early diagnosis and treatment improves outcome. Most common among them is ADEM.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
We describe a boy with an SLC6A1 mutation and a milder phenotype, characterized by a learning disorder without intellectual disability, nonspecific dysmorphisms, and an electroencephalogram picture closely resembling that of myoclonic-atonic epilepsy with brief absence seizures that have appeared during the follow-up, responsive to valproic acid.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
This article is a call to action for speech-language pathologists to address the overlooked problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women with communication disorders (CDs). The article aims to heighten awareness of the higher rates of IPV in wome...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Discussion Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare disorder. It is usually considered an autosomal recessive disorder but there is significant intra-familial variability. There are multiple genes (~20 currently) involved and it is believed that the phenotypic variability is due to “…differences in the total mutational load across different BBS associated genes….” It is a ciliopathy where mutation changes in proteins in the cilias causes problems in the cilia’s functioning particularly signaling. Cilia are important in signaling to maintain tissue and cellular homeostasis. Obviously screening o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
As I write this post today, yet again there are new theories being proposed for that most common of experiences: pain. Not only theoretical controversies, but even the definition of pain is being debated – is pain an “aversive” experience? An aversive sensory and emotional experience typically caused by, or resembling that caused by, actual or potential tissue injury. Some researchers have recently “found” a new nociceptive fibre (though they persist in calling it a “pain fibre” – once again perpetuating the idea that pain is one and the same with nociception). One of the ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Pain conditions Research Resilience/Health Science in practice definition disability living well persistent pain Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThere is a close connection between UCMA SF levels and symptomatic and radiographic severities of knee OA. Therefore, UCMA can be a promising biomarker in the diagnosis and/or prognosis of OA disease.
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
This study presents two Chinese siblings with a rare neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) caused by biallelicINTS1 mutations and investigates the clinical features of this disease by means of in silico analysis. Two siblings, an 11-year-old brother and a 5-year-old sister, visited our hospital due to physical retardation and profound intellectual disability. Whole-exome sequencing (WES) was performed for the girl, and Sanger sequencing was used to validate the identified variants. Phenotype correlation analysis and in silico genetic interaction network analysis were performed to investigate genes that could lead to diseases s...
Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Semin intervent Radiol 2019; 36: 229-240 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693982Metastatic disease involving the pelvis is common, often resulting in significant pain and disability. Several percutaneous interventions for unstable pelvic metastatic disease have been described, including osteoplasty, ablation, and screw fixation, that when used alone or in combination can significantly reduce pain and disability from metastatic bone disease. While it is possible to make a significant impact in patient care with basic principles and techniques, certain advanced techniques can extend the application of percutaneous interventions while mi...
Source: Seminars in Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo investigate the adjacent segment kinematics, including the instantaneous axis of rotation (IAR) and range of motion (ROM), after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and to compare between ACDF with zero-profile anchored spacer (ACDF-Z) and ACDF with plate (ACDF-P).MethodsEighty-seven patients (ACDF-Z  = 63; ACDF-P = 24) were included. Flexion, extension and neutral cervical radiographs were obtained before operation and at 1-year follow-up. C2–C7 ROM, adjacent segment ROMs, and IARs were measured. Clinical evaluation was based on the Visual Analogue Scale, Nec...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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