A Physical Therapist Perspective on Evaluation and Treatment for Cervical Radiculopathy

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Publications |

A Physical Therapist Perspective on Evaluation and Treatment for Cervical Radiculopathy Mardel Grant, P.T. (Grand Rapids, MI) and Charles Xeller, M.D. (Houston, Texas) Introduction From time to time the physical therapist will evaluate and treat patients, referred by the orthopedist, with neck or cervical pain. Typically, these patients with neck pain will have a diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy with presenting symptoms that can be caused by...

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Treatment of Acute Back Pain: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Publications |

Panelists: Professor Fathie, and Drs.Andrew, Darrow, Kuritzky, Serrato, Wilske Introduction More than 25 million patients worldwide suffer from some form of back pain. Back pain is a complex symptomatology that results in patients presenting to one or all of the following specialists: primary care physicians, neurosurgeons, ortho- paedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physical and rehabilitation professionals, and emergency medicine physicians....

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Hemangiopericytoma of the Thoracic Spine: Case Report

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Publications |

Professor Kazem Fathie, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.,Ph.D. Introduction The Departments of Pathology at the Mayo Clinic and Columbia University have agreed as to the, histological diagnosis of the unusual tumor we are reporting, namely, a hemangiopericytoma of the thoracic spine. Case Report This 21-year-old white man was first seen on August 31, 1967, because of progressive difficulty in walking, urinary incontinence, and pain in the chest wall...

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Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Publications |

Professor Kazem Fathie, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.,Ph.D. The extent to which various body systems can adapt to a hot climate or hot working conditions, exposure to alternately high and low temperature extremes and conditions of high and low humidity is apparently related to an individual’s ability to avoid heat illnesses. This systemic adaptation varies among individuals. Drinking adequate amounts of water and increasing the intake of salt...

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Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion with Methyl Methacrylate

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Publications |

Professor Kazem Fathie, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.,Ph.D. Abstract This report documents the experience of one neurosurgeon performing cervical fusion using a technique that avoids iliac bone grafts and provides immediate stabilization of the spine. More than 200 patients underwent anterior cervical diskeetomy and methyl methacrylate fusion. No increased neurologic deficit, wound infection, cerebrospinal fluid fis- tula, direct damage to the...

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Primary Cerebral Lymphoma in Two Consortial Partners Afflicted with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Publications |

Albert H. Capanna, M.D., Joseph LaMancusa, Jr., M.D., Franco Erculei, M.D., Professor Kazem Fathie, M.D., Peter Christenson, M.D., and David A. Mulkey, M.D. Division of Neurosurgery (AHCFE, KF), Department of Radiology (PC), and Department of Pathology (DAM), The University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Department of Psychiatry (JL), Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco, California Two consortial partners presented...

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