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A 20-year-old man originally from Bangladesh presented with a 6-month history of anorexia and weight loss. The physical examination was remarkable for a temperature of 39°C. Chest radiography showed a mass that appeared to be located in the posterior mediastinum.
University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.
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Name: The New England journal of medicine
Besides a patient reported outcome measure, the AOSpine Knowledge Forum Trauma aims to develop a new concept of a surgeon reported outcome measure (SROM) for spine trauma patients. This study aims to ...
Tuberculosis spondylodiscitis (TS), or Pott's disease, an extra-pulmonary form of tuberculosis (TB), is rare and difficult to diagnose in children. Some cases of severe TB in children were recently ex...
Segmental motion is a fundamental characteristic of the thoracic spine; however, studies of segmental ranges of motion have not been summarized or analyzed. The purpose of the present study was to pre...
Retrospective review of prospective data OBJECTIVE.: To determine if surgically leveling the upper thoracic spine in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis results in level shoulders postoperat...
To analyze the sagittal thoracic parameters of different types of progressive thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients and compare them with healthy adolescents.
- Analysis of patient data and computed tomography scan of polytraumatized patients thoracic spine fractures - A concomitant sternal fracture was identified an indicator for an u...
This study aims to compare whether or not there is a difference in the effectiveness of upper back (thoracic spine) mobilizations versus manipulations used in a population of patients with...
Study Design: Longitudinal Experimental Study Objective: Analyze the relationship between Upper Limb Neural Tension Test (ULNTT1) and cervico-thoracic spine biomechanics using a new motio...
This blinded, randomized study compares standard palpation to ultrasound-assisted landmark identification of the thoracic spine for thoracic epidural catheterization.
This study is designed to compare the short-term effects of two different thoracic spine thrust manipulation techniques on neck range-of-motion, pain, and self-reported disability in peopl...
A type of juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the fibrocartilaginous disc (INTERVERTEBRAL DISK) in the thoracic or thoracolumbar region of the SPINE. It is characterized by a forward concave SPINAL CURVATURE or KYPHOSIS.
An occupational discipline founded by D.D. Palmer in the 1890's based on the relationship of the spine to health and disease. The spine is analyzed by X-rays and palpation, and vertebrae are adjusted manually to relieve pressures on the spinal cord. OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE was originally similar but has become more like FAMILY PRACTICE.
Deformities of the SPINE characterized by an exaggerated convexity of the vertebral column. The forward bending of the thoracic region usually is more than 40 degrees. This deformity sometimes is called round back or hunchback.
A degenerative joint disease involving the SPINE. It is characterized by progressive deterioration of the spinal articular cartilage (CARTILAGE, ARTICULAR), usually with hardening of the subchondral bone and outgrowth of bone spurs (OSTEOPHYTE).
Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
The main eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, involves extreme weight loss as a result of very strict dieting. The cause is a strong belief held by the patient that they are fat (despite their extreme thinness), and become terrified of putting on weight. O...