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Mirela Juković, Tijana Koković, Dragan Nikolić, Dalibor Ilić, Viktor Till
INTRODUCTION: The rupture of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm is a surgical emergency condition with a high rate of mortality before the patients arrive at hospital. The signs and symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture into the retroperitoneal cavity are pulsatile mass, abdominal pain, hypotension and shock, but sometimes silent symptoms also hide a dangerous and life threatening condition, such as chronic aneurysm rupture of abdominal aorta into the retroperitoneal cavity...
March 2016: Medicinski Pregled
T K Verkhozina, E G Ippolitova, E S Tsislyak, V A Sorokovikov, Z V Koshkariova
AIM: To study the density of bone tissue and parameters of electroneuromyography (ENMG) in patients with osteochondrosis of lumbar spine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Authors examined 67 patients, mean age 41 years, diagnosed with unilateral lumbar ischialgia syndrome. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The changes in the density of bone tissue (osteopenia and osteoporosis) and marked disturbances of neuromuscular apparatus function were found in 79% of the patients...
2015: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1957: Izvestiia. Seriia Fiziologii i Meditsiny
Seung-Hwan Kwon, Shi-Xun Ma, Hyun-Joong Joo, Seok-Yong Lee, Choon-Gon Jang
Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. Bark (EUE) is commonly used for the treatment of hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, lumbago, and ischialgia as well as to promote longevity. In this study, we tested the effects of EUE aqueous extract in graded doses to protect and enhance cognition in scopolamine-induced learning and memory impairments in mice. EUE significantly improved the impairment of short-term or working memory induced by scopolamine in the Y-maze and significantly reversed learning and memory deficits in mice as measured by the passive avoidance and Morris water maze tests...
November 2013: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
Seung Eun Lee, Ha Young Park, Seokhwi Kim, Heejin Bang, Ji Hye Min, Yoon-La Choi
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare vascular neoplasm that has the ability to recur locally and metastasize. Thus, it is important to distinguish this tumor from other epithelioid vascular neoplasms. A 47-year-old man presented to our hospital with a pelvic mass with severe ischialgia and weight loss. Surgical resection was performed, and the mass was found to have dark red multiloculated cysts with hemorrhage and calcification. The histopathologic examination showed a central sclerotic, hypocellular zone and a peripheral cellular zone...
October 2013: Pathology International
E N Shchurova, E Iu Tropina
Thermoesthesia-and-algesthesia disorders have been registered in the dermatomes of cauda equina roots of patients with lumbar spine osteochondrosis in all the cases. Negative changes in the sensitivity of this type are manifested themselves as follows: 1) 2-8-degree increases of thresholds; 2) 3-6-degree decreases of thresholds; 3) absence of thermal sense. In the presence of reflex syndromes (lumbalgia and lumbar ischialgia) the disorders in L4, L5, S1 dermatomes have been determined to the greatest degree...
September 2012: Fiziologiia Cheloveka
Øystein Aamaas, Sozaburo Hara
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September 18, 2012: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
A M Beer
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March 10, 2011: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Alina Kułakowska, Joanna M Zajkowska, Nicholas J Ciccarelli, Barbara Mroczko, Wiesław Drozdowski, Robert Bucki
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cell damage during the course of inflammation results in cytoplasmic actin release, which if not eliminated by the extracellular actin scavenger system, composed of gelsolin and vitamin D binding protein, can cause dysfunction of hemostasis and toxicity towards surrounding cells. In this study, we test the hypothesis that an inflammatory reaction induced by central nervous system infections such as tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) or Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) will result in plasma gelsolin concentration changes in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)...
2011: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
Barbara Jamróz, Kazimierz Niemczyk, Krzysztof Morawski, Robert Bartoszewicz
INTRODUCTION: The main tumor of cerebellopontine angle are vestibular schwannoma (80-90%). According to National Institute of Health Consensus Development Conference the best treatment method is microsurgery. There are three principal surgical approaches: translabyrinthin, retrosigmoid and middle fossa. Only the latter two approaches provide the possibility of hearing preservation. AIM: Technique of surgery and postoperative morbidity after MFA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 39 patients (40 tumor) suffered from tumor of cerebellopontine angle, operated by using middle fossa approach in years 1998-2007...
June 2010: Otolaryngologia Polska
Alina Kułakowska, Nicholas J Ciccarelli, Qi Wen, Barbara Mroczko, Wiesław Drozdowski, Maciej Szmitkowski, Paul A Janmey, Robert Bucki
BACKGROUND: Extracellular gelsolin (GSN) and GC-globulin/Vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) appear to play an important role in clearing the actin from extracellular fluids and in modulating cellular responses to anionic bioactive lipids. In this study we hypothesized that cellular actin release and/or increase in bioactive lipids associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) development will translate into alteration of the actin scavenger system protein concentrations in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with MS...
2010: BMC Neurology
Long Jiang, Zheng Wang, Hong-Wei Zhu, Hong-Ye Di, Hong Li, Yun-Yi Zhang, Dao-Feng Chen
The stem bark of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. is commonly used for the treatment of hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, lumbago, and ischialgia in traditional Chinese medicine. This study was to determine whether the crude polysaccharides (EUPs) isolated from the stem bark of E. ulmoides had beneficial effects on lupus-like syndrome in mice. BALB/c mice were immunized with CJ-S(131) in Freund's complete adjuvant on day 0, and then boosted on day 14. EUPs 15 or 30 mg kg(-1)·day(-1), or prednisone 5 mg kg(-1)·day(-1) was given to BALB/c mice intragastrically from day 0 to 34...
October 2011: Inflammation
Oliver Lermen, Stephan Frank, Werner Hassler
PURPOSE: Remote recurrence of craniopharyngioma is an unusual postoperative complication. It occurs either along a previous surgical route or by seeding via cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS: A 49-year-old male had been operated on twice for a suprasellar craniopharyngioma in September 1999 and February 2003. From August 2003, he noted progressive low-back pain followed by ischialgia along the right S1 dermatome, which was symptomatic of an intradural tumor at the level of the first sacral segment...
February 2010: Acta Neurochirurgica
Markus Quante, Jürgen Lorenz, Michael Hauck
The radicular pain syndrome is a major problem in public health care that can lead to chronic back and leg pain in 30%. Ischalgia and back pain are the most prominent signs of dorsal root affection. Until now, no clinical or neurophysiological test procedure exists that evaluates the function of the dorsal root and predicts the prognosis of patients suffering from RPS. We have recently demonstrated that laser-evoked potentials (LEP) are able to demonstrate dorsal root damage. With this study, we investigated 54 patients with acute radicular symptoms and compared LEP parameters (side to side difference of latency and amplitude, transformed to a z-score) with their state of health after 3 months to calculate their predictive value for outcome prognosis...
February 2010: European Spine Journal
Sheng-hua Li, Jiu-xia Wang, Jia-hong Zhang
To explore the main clinical manifestation (lower back pain and ischialgia) of LDH with immunologic method and study the relationship and clinical significance of the cardinal symptom (pain) and immune comple (IC), macrophage (MP),interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), phosphatidase A2 (PLA2), nitrogen monoxidum (NO) expressing, finding a new way in order to prevention and cure of LDH. We will review immunologic theory of LDH pain.
April 2009: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
V A Shirokov, A V Potaturko, Ia Iu Zakharov
Efficacy and safety of movalis (meloxicam) injected into trigger points of 94 patients with vertebrogenic lumbago-ischialgia syndrome have been assessed. Patients have been stratified into 3 randomized groups: the first group received 3 injections of movalis into trigger points with the following administration of tablets (15 mg per day); 2nd group received - 3 intramuscular injection movalis with the following administration of tablets (15 mg per day); 3nd - was control. Treatment efficacy has been assessed with the Visual-Analogous scale, a five-point scale for assessment of vertebroneurological symptoms, the Oswestry Disability Index, the McGill Pain Questionnaire, stimulating ENMG...
2008: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
A Kulakowska, W Drozdowski, A Sadzynski, R Bucki, P A Janmey
BACKGROUND: Gelsolin is a highly conserved intracellular actin-binding protein with an extracellular isoform, plasma gelsolin, for which there is not yet a clearly defined function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we determined gelsolin concentrations in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) obtained from 25 subjects using immunoblotting and a functional assay that quantifies gelsolin's ability to accelerate actin polymerization. RESULTS: The gelsolin concentration in CSF, determined by quantitative immunoblotting was 1...
June 2008: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
L Boćkowski, W Sobaniec, W Kułak, J Smigielska-Kuzia, K Sendrowski, M Roszkowska
PURPOSE: Low back pain (LBP) is common in adult population, and it is becoming a serious health concern in adolescents. On surveys, about every fifth child in the school-age reports LBP. The study objective was to analysis the natural history, risk factors, clinical symptoms, causes and diagnostic management in school-age children hospitalized with LBP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 36 patients at the age between 10 and 18 years, 22 girls and 14 boys suffering from LBP hospitalized in our Department of Pediatric Neurology and Rehabilitation in years 2000-2004...
2007: Advances in Medical Sciences
Michał Dwornik, Dariusz Białoszewski, Wojciech Kiebzak, Marek Lyp
BACKGROUND: Lumbosacral pain is a significant social problem. Effective treatment of this ailment should be based on thorough diagnostic work-up. The goal of the present study was to determine which physical examination findings can help predict a positive outcome of physiotherapy, including kinesitherapy and physical therapy, aimed at symptomatic improvement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 50 patients with lumbosacral pain syndromes presenting as lumbalgia and ischialgia...
May 2007: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Wojciech Maksymowicz, Monika Barczewska, Andrzej Sobieraj
This article describes the development of minimally invasive methods in the treatment of lumbar discopathy, with particular attention to percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD). The authors discus the therapeutic operating mechanism of PLDD, emphasizing the importance of the thermal characteristics of laser light, which is responsible for the vaporization and ablation of a small amount of tissue from the nucleus pulposus. This causes a significant reduction in pressure in the closed structure of the disc, and consequently reduced compression exerted by the disk on the dural sac and the nerve roots...
June 30, 2004: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
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