Roller coasters and cervical artery dissection - Badve MS, Bhuta S.
A 42-year-old woman with no vascular risk factors was admitted with neck pain and right Horner syndrome after riding a roller coaster. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of her neck showed a characteristic crescent-shaped intramural haematoma in the right... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medtronic touts 7-year data on Prestige cervical disc
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said yesterday that 7-year data on its Prestige LP cervical disc showed favorable results compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures The Prestige LP disc is indicated for single-level cervical disc disease and is designed to preserve motion in the neck, unlike fusion surgery procedures that do not allow such motion, Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said. Data from the 7-year follow-ups was presented at the North American Spine Society’s annual meeting in Chicago this week. “The 7-year results of this study show that patients receiving cervical disc replacement maintai...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal Medtronic Source Type: news

Cerebrum-cervical arterial dissection in adults during sports and recreation - Fragoso YD, Adoni T, Amaral LL, Braga FT, Brooks JB, Campos CS, Comini-Frota ER, Ferreira NP, Giacon LM, Gomes S, Gonçalves MV, Magalhaes PS, Matta AP, Oliveira FT, Oliveira JF, Pierucettti MA, Pereira SL, Pontes ME, Siquineli F.
Dissection of cervical arteries constitutes a medical emergency. Although relatively rarely, activities classified as sports and recreation may be a cause of arterial dissection independently of neck or head trauma. The purpose of the present paper was to ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Big differences in U.S. healthcare costs for fixing back pain
How much does spinal fusion surgery cost? The answer depends on what part of the country you live in, reports a study. The researchers analyzed 2012 Medicare data on the costs of two common types of spinal fusion surgery: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior lumbar fusion (PLF). These two operations are widely performed in patients with patients with pain and/or instability in the upper (ACDF) and lower (PLF) spine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medtech approvals: FDA releases June 2015 PMAs
The FDA today released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in June 2015: Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 5 Supplements: 80 Summary of PMA Originals Under Review Total Under Review: 53 Total Active: 22 Total On Hold: 31 Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review Total Under Review: 575 Total Active: 418 Total On Hold: 157 Summary of All PMA Submissions Originals: 4 Supplements: 72 Summary of PMA Supplement PMA Approval/Denial Decision Times Number of Approvals: 80 Number of Denials: 0 Average Days Fr Receipt to Decision (Total Time): 115.2 FDA Time: 9...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

CADISS: Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant Equal in Cervical DissectionCADISS: Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant Equal in Cervical Dissection
The first randomized comparison of antiplatelet vs anticoagulant therapy for cervical artery dissection finds no difference in recurrent stroke, although event rates were very low. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cervical Artery Dissection Patients Have Low Stroke Rate (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Antiplatelets or anticoagulants: No difference in stroke. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 13, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Be Gentle With Your NeckBe Gentle With Your Neck
Is there a link between cervical spine manipulation therapy and cervical artery dissection? A new scientific statement from AHA/ASA. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Minimally invasive disc surgery is a pain in the neck
In comparison with open surgery, while minimally invasive surgery for cervical or lumbar discectomy may speed up recovery and reduce post-operative pain, it does not improve long-term function or reduce long-term extremity pain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Minimally invasive disc surgery is a pain in the neck
(McMaster University) In comparison with open surgery, while minimally invasive surgery for cervical or lumbar discectomy may speed up recovery and reduce post-operative pain, it does not improve long-term function or reduce long-term extremity pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gene which protects people under 50 from suffering a stroke is identified by scientists
Researchers from Royal Holloway University found people with a variant of the gene were less likely to suffer cervical artery dissection, one of the most common causes of stroke in people under 50. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many throat cancer patients can skip neck surgery
Patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) -- the same virus associated with both cervical and head and neck cancer -- positive oropharyngeal cancer see significantly higher rates of complete response on a post-radiation neck dissection than those with HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancer, researchers report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Many throat cancer patients can skip neck surgery
(Fox Chase Cancer Center) A new study shows that patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) -- the same virus associated with both cervical and head and neck cancer -- positive oropharyngeal cancer see significantly higher rates of complete response on a post-radiation neck dissection than those with HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancer. Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers presented the findings at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prediction of central LN metastasis in PTMC
Central compartment lymph node metastases (LNM) is found in 40 – 60% of patients with Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). The standard care for LNM is total thyroidectomy with ‘therapeutic’ cervical lymph node dissection. However whether routine central lymph node dissection should be performed in the PTMC patients without evident LNM remains controversial. Yang et al, report on their study to determine the factors predictive of central compartment LNM, as well as their attempt to create a nomogram to estimate the probability of central compartment LNM in PTMC. The study population consi...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 28, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

AHA: Risk Discussion Needed Before Neck Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Patients should be warned before chiropractic manipulation of the neck that the technique has been linked to cervical dissection, which can cause stroke, the American Heart Association warned. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 8, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Neck Manipulation Linked to Cervical Dissection (FREE)
By Larry Husten Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS After a neck adjustment — also known as cervical manipulative therapy and typically employed by chiropractors and other healthcare providers … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 8, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke
Manipulating the neck has been associated with cervical dissection, a type of arterial tear that can lead to stroke. Although a direct cause-and-effect link has not been established between neck manipulation and the risk of stroke, healthcare providers should inform patients of the association before they undergo neck manipulation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Cost-EffectiveAnterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Cost-Effective
In 5-year follow-up of pivotal registration trials of artificial cervical discs, investigators showed durability and cost-effectiveness. The cost per quality-adjusted life-year was less than $24,000. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Central neck dissection in thyroid cancer
The impact of metastasized cervical lymph nodes (CLN) identified on central neck dissection (CND) in treating papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and the extent of CND needed to reduce recurrence has not been established. Alzahrani and Xing assessed CLN metastasis and BRAF mutation in PTC by analysing data from 379 consecutive PTC patients who underwent thyroidectomy with or without CND. Increasingly aggressive tumour characteristics were found as the extent of CND was advanced, resulting in disease recurrence or persistence. BRAF mutations were more common in more extensive CND. Read the full article in Alzahrani and Xing (20...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 12, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Practical Guide to Neck Dissection(Lucioni)
Focusing on the LarynxThis is the second edition of a superbly illustrated manual on neck dissection that will serve as a roadmap for advanced surgeons and beginners alike. The reader is guided through the various cervical structures in a series of practical step-by-step chapters that depict the methods employed by surgeons operating in vivo. The illustrations provide an overview of all surgical anatomy relevant to ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - March 4, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Otorhinolaryngology Source Type: news