Orofacial manual therapy improves cervical movement impairment associated with headache and features of temporomandibular dysfunction: a randomized controlled trial.
Man Ther. 2013 Aug;18(4):345-50
Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging analysis correlates with surgical outcome of cervical spinal cord injury without radiologic evidence of trauma.
Spinal Cord. 2014 May 6;
Authors: Sun LQ, Shen…
Expert’s comment concerning Grand Rounds case entitled “Management of the neglected and healed bilateral cervical facet dislocation” (A. Srivastava, R.C. Soh, G.W. Ee, S.B. Tan, B.P. Tow. doi:10.1007/s00586-014-3318-7). …
The influence of steroid administration on systemic response in laminoplasty for cervical myelopathy.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013 Aug;133(8):1041-5
Authors: Demura S, Takahashi K, Murakami H, Fuj…
Early dysphagia complicating anterior cervical spine surgery: incidence and risk factors.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013 Aug;133(8):1067-71
Authors: Zeng JH, Zhong ZM, Chen JT
Spinous process plate fixation for cervical spinal fusion after spinal trauma: two case reports.
J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2013 Sep;14(9):855-8
Authors: Hirabayashi H, Takahashi J, Hashidate H, Ogihar…
Neurosurgery. 2013 Oct;73(4):E751-2
Authors: Geisler FH, Coleman WP
PMID: 23787886 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Guidelines for GM-1 ganglioside in acute spinal cord injury.
Neurosurgery. 2013 Oct;73(4):E752
Authors: Walters BC, Hadley MN
PMID: 23787888 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Fixation with C-2 laminar screws in occipitocervical or C1-2 constructs in children 5 years of age or younger: a series of 18 patients.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 May 2;
Authors: Savage JG, Fulkerson…
[Management of spinal cord compression in Togo].
Med Sante Trop. 2013 May 1;23(2):206-10
Authors: Kassegne I, Sakiye K, Kanassoua K, Beketi AK, Badiane SB, Balogou KA
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiologic, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of spinal cord compression at the Lomé-Campus teaching hospital.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the files of all patients hospitalized for spinal cord compression at Lome-Campus teaching hospital from January 1, 1998, through December 31, 2007.
RESULTS: 39 files were selected, mostly of men (77%). The mean age was 53 years (range: 22 to 79). Median time from the start of symptoms to hospital admission was 14.9 ± 24.5 weeks. The spinal cord compression was confirmed by myeloscan in 35 cases (90%), myelography in 2 (5%) and magnetic resonance imaging in 2 cases (5%). The thoracic spine was the most common site of involvement. The principal cause was malignant neoplasm (17 cases: 44%), followed by cervical spondylotic myelopathy (9 cases: 23%) and Pott’s disease (7 cases: 18%). Only one patient underwent surgery.
CONCLUSION: Spinal cord compression appears to be a rare condition in Togo. It is a true medical emergency and immediate intervention is required. Its management remains precarious and its prognosis poor.
PMID: 23816856 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]