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Titan Spine data demonstrate reduced subsidence of their Endoskeleton titanium interbody fusion implants compared to PEEK

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, today announced that results of a new study demonstrating a...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Spinal Cord Injury, “Answers”

1. What imaging do you use for patients with possible acute, traumatic spinal cord injury? Patients who can be cleared using the Nexus or Canadian C-spine criteria should be cleared clinically. However, those with moderate to high risk of a cervical spine (C-spine) injury should have cross sectional imaging, based on substantial amounts of data.…  
emlyceum.com
almost 5 years ago
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Spinal cord injury syndromes

Another quick reference since these seem to show up on board exams from time to time. The bottom line in any suspected spinal cord injury is immobilization of the C spine with a semirigid collar, and keeping the patient supine. Steroids haven’t been proven to be necessarily beneficial, and MRI is the imaging test of choice.  
pemcincinnati.com
almost 5 years ago
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Boring Question: Which low risk C-spine rule is best? - CanadiEM

Boring Questions series on BoringEM.org: Addresses the classic question, which of the C-spine clinical decision rules is best (Canadian C-spine rule vs. NEXUS)  
boringem.org
almost 5 years ago
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EMS Management of Patients with Potential Spinal Injury

Rigid spine boards for immobilization. They knew it was garbage 15 years ago ! Hasnt changed http://t.co/K32PuJzHnt pic.twitter.com/CyuVZXXEz3 — Mike Abernethy (@FLTDOC1) January 9, 2015 ACEP 2015 policy statement on EMS management of patients with potential spinal injury  
prehospitalmed.com
almost 5 years ago
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Surgical treatment compared to non-surgical treatment (braces, exercise, or observation) for teens with idiopathic scoliosis | Cochrane

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine is curved in three dimensions (from the back the spine appears to be shaped like a 'c' or an 's'). It is often idiopathic, or of unknown cause. The most common type of scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), is discovered around 10 years of age or older, and is defined as a curve that measures at least 10 degrees (known as a Cobb angle, which is measured on an x-ray).  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Tibial Spine Fracture In Children - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

Educational video describing Tibial Spine Fractures. Become a friend on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/drebraheim Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.co...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures | Cochrane

Osteoporosis is characterised by thin, fragile bones. Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures are minimal trauma fractures of the vertebral (spine) bones (vertebrae). They can cause severe pain and disability.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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How to fix a herniated disc in the lumbar spine

How to fix a herniated disc in the lumbar spine At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solution...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Vertebra levels and structures

I think the info is correct! Vertebral levels and some key structural occurrences  
Akash Dharni
over 4 years ago
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GOSFORD TRAUMA EVENING WEBCAST June 2015

Great trauma meeting webcast from Gosford Hospital, NSW, Australia! Check out the last session on cervical spine immobilisation controversies , especially on soft neck collars!  
prehospitalmed.com
over 4 years ago
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Airway management of patients with traumatic brain injury/C-spine injury

More awesome KOREAN FOAMEd! Airway management of patients with traumatic brain injury/C-spine injury See you at SMACC real soon!  
prehospitalmed.com
over 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 155 Answer

The frontal thoracolumbar x-ray shows a horizontal lucency through the vertebral body and pedicles of the T11 vertebra. There is a subtle reduction in the height of the vertebra.  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 155

The following frontal and lateral thoracolumbar spine x-rays are from a 25 year old who has presented with back pain following a fall from a height. What can be observed?  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Interesting open access article from Switzerland! Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials  
prehospitalmed.com
over 4 years ago
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Sagittal T2 weighted magnetic resonance image of the cervical spine

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feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Low back pain in primary care

Imaging of the lumbar spine for low risk patients can be overused given its low yield of useful findings, high yield of misleading findings, and lack of proved benefit for outcome  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Spinal injury in ankylosing spondylitis

A 51 year old man attended the emergency department because of a painful neck after falling from standing height while climbing out of the bath. He slipped backwards in the bath and landed heavily on his back. He didn’t remember hitting his head. He lived alone and was previously independent, although his activities had become increasingly difficult in recent years owing to ankylosing spondylitis. The neck pain worsened during the day and he attended hospital. On initial clinical examination, he was alert and communicative. He had paravertebral soft tissue discomfort at the level of the mid-cervical spine but no midline bony tenderness. His range of neck movement was limited, although this was not unusual for him. No neurological deficits were noted and he was discharged with analgesia.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 165 Answer

The thoracic spine x-ray shows destruction of the left pedicle of the T8 vertebra by a lytic process (winking owl sign). In the context of acute renal failure and hypercalcaemia, this is likely to be a myeloma deposit. Myeloma was confirmed on further tests.  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago