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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938297/new-advancements-in-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-chronic-pain-management
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Jijun Xu, Aijun Liu, Jianguo Cheng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To update the recent development of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technology in the management of chronic pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Efficacy of SCS therapy has been significantly improved by the recent development of high frequency (HF-10 kHz) stimulation, burst stimulation, and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation. A few latest SCS modalities are in clinical trial. New approaches to guide lead placement and advances in surgical lead are introduced...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937503/patient-burden-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Vibeke Strand, Jasvinder A Singh
Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is an inflammatory spondyloarthritis (SpA) that has significant impact on a patient's life. Symptoms, including fatigue, sleep problems, depression, and sexual dysfunction, can profoundly impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and limit work, leisure, and daily activities. Available therapies effectively manage pain and inflammation in early-stage disease, but patients often continue to experience impaired HRQoL. Thus, there remains a need for new therapies with novel mechanisms that can stop disease progression, potentially reverse damage caused by AxSpA and improve HRQoL in patients with AxSpA...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937474/patient-burden-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Vibeke Strand, Jasvinder A Singh
Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is an inflammatory spondyloarthritis (SpA) that has significant impact on a patient's life. Symptoms, including fatigue, sleep problems, depression, and sexual dysfunction, can profoundly impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and limit work, leisure, and daily activities. Available therapies effectively manage pain and inflammation in early-stage disease, but patients often continue to experience impaired HRQoL. Thus, there remains a need for new therapies with novel mechanisms that can stop disease progression, potentially reverse damage caused by AxSpA and improve HRQoL in patients with AxSpA...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937464/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-versus-cervical-total-disk-replacement-in-patients-with-modic-2-changes-on-mri
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Jia Li, Di Zhang, Wenyuan Ding, Yingze Zhang, Yong Shen
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective investigation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research is to compare the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients with Modic-2 changes who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or cervical total disk replacement (TDR) in single level. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There were few studies focused on the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients with Modic-2 changes who underwent ACDF or cervical TDR in single level...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937370/clinicopathologic-features-of-four-rare-types-of-chordomas-confirmed-by-brachyury-immunostaining
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Bharat Rekhi, Devmalya Banerjee, Mukta Ramadwar, Jyoti Bajpai, Nirmala A Jambhekar
BACKGROUND: A wide clinicopathologic spectrum of a chordoma exists. Brachyury constitutes as its most useful diagnostic immunohistochemical (IHC) marker. METHODS: During a 7-year-period, 4 unusual histopathologic types of chordomas were identified. Immunohistochemistry was performed by polymer technique. RESULTS: Clinicopathologic features of the 4 cases are as follows: Cases 1 and 2: Two tumors occurred in the sacrococcygeal and lumbosacral regions of a 42-year-old male and a 34-year-old female, respectively...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933136/coexistence-of-spondyloarthritis-and-joint-hypermobility-syndrome-rare-or-unknown-association
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J B Pinto Carneiro, T Pinto de Souza, T M L Antunes de Oliveira, S L Euzébio Ribeiro
We report two cases of siblings presenting coexisting non-radiographic axial spondyloartrhritis and joint hypermobility syndrome, complaining of back pain with morning stiffness, enthesitis, peripheral arthralgia, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level and positive HLA-B27. The association of these two conditions is rare, but especially interesting in view of their contrasting features, one causing axial skeleton stiffness, the other a wider range of peripheral joint movements. Coexistence of these two opposite disorders causes confusion in diagnosis and management, resulting in lower quality of life for patients, as they are in pain from the early stages...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928638/affective-circuitry-alterations-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Dave J Hayes, David Q Chen, Jidan Zhong, Ariel Lin, Brendan Behan, Matthew Walker, Mojgan Hodaie
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe chronic neuropathic facial pain disorder. Affect-related behavioral and structural brain changes have been noted across chronic pain disorders, but have not been well-studied in TN. We examined the potential impact of TN (37 patients: 23 with right-sided TN, 14 with left-sided TN), compared to age- and sex-matched healthy controls, on three major white matter tracts responsible for carrying affect-related signals-i.e., cingulum, fornix, and medial forebrain bundle. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI), deterministic multi-tensor tractography for tract modeling, and a model-driven region-of-interest approach was used...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927390/computer-aided-evaluation-of-inflammatory-changes-over-time-on-mri-of-the-spine-in-patients-with-suspected-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-feasibility-study
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Evgeni Aizenberg, Rosaline van den Berg, Zineb Ez-Zaitouni, Désirée van der Heijde, Monique Reijnierse, Oleh Dzyubachyk, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt
BACKGROUND: Evaluating inflammatory changes over time on MR images of the spine in patients with suspected axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) can be a labor-intensive task, requiring readers to manually search for and perceptually align a set of vertebrae between two scans. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of computer-aided (CA) evaluation of such inflammatory changes in a framework where scans from two time points are fused into a single color-encoded image integrated into an interactive scoring tool...
September 19, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917996/poor-efficacy-of-tnf-inhibitors-in-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-in-the-absence-of-objective-signs-a-bicentric-retrospective-study
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Céline Vidal, Cédric Lukas, Bernard Combe, Francis Berenbaum, Yves Marie Pers, Christian Jorgensen, Jérémie Sellam, Jacques Morel
OBJECTIVE: To compare BASDAI 50 response rate to TNFi in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) depending on the presence or not of objective signs of axSpA and to look for predictive factors of TNFi efficacy. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with axSpA according to ASAS criteria "clinical arm" and treated between January 2001 and September 2015 with TNFi were included. First group included patients with at least one objective sign such as arthritis, dactylitis, enthesitis, uveitis, inflammatory bowel disease, elevated C-reactive protein or radiological sacroiliitis, and second group included non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA) patients without any objective sign corresponding to patients with inflammatory back pain and either a good response to NSAID or a SpA family history...
September 13, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906437/developing-fine-grained-actigraphies-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-from-a-single-accelerometer-using-machine-learning
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Javier Andreu-Perez, Luis Garcia-Gancedo, Jonathan McKinnell, Anniek Van der Drift, Adam Powell, Valentin Hamy, Thomas Keller, Guang-Zhong Yang
In addition to routine clinical examination, unobtrusive and physical monitoring of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients provides an important source of information to enable understanding the impact of the disease on quality of life. Besides an increase in sedentary behaviour, pain in RA can negatively impact simple physical activities such as getting out of bed and standing up from a chair. The objective of this work is to develop a method that can generate fine-grained actigraphies to capture the impact of the disease on the daily activities of patients...
September 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895189/-diagnosis-of-a-hiatal-hernia-from-a-ct-coronary-artery-calcium-scan
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Edmund Kenneth Kerut, John T Balart
Identification of a hiatal hernia by computed tomography (CT) scanning, and particularly with axial imaging from a coronary artery calcium score exam, is often subjective. There are several CT features that are diagnostic or at least suggestive of a hiatal hernia. As a hiatal hernia may be the etiology of a chest pain syndrome, it is important to be aware of CT findings suggestive of such.
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894387/modic-changes-of-the-cervical-spine-t1-slope-and-its-impact-on-axial-neck-pain
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Jia Li, Shuhui Qin, Yongqian Li, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the research was to evaluate cervical sagittal parameters on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with Modic changes and its impact on axial neck pain. METHODS: This study consisted of 266 consecutive asymptomatic or symptomatic patients with Modic changes, whose average age was 50.9±12.6 years from January 2015 to December 2016. Cervical sagittal parameters included sagittal alignment of the cervical spine (SACS), T1 slope, thoracic inlet angle (TIA), and neck tilt (NT)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890837/why-it-is-not-always-anxiety-a-tough-diagnosis-of-stiff-person-syndrome
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Carmen Elena Cervantes, Hsien Lee Lau, Tina Ataian Binazir, Keith O O'Brien, Jonathan S Cross
Anxiety disorder is a commonly used diagnosis that may mask underlying conditions. Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare neuroimmunological disorder characterized by progressive rigidity and painful muscle spasms affecting axial and lower extremity musculature. These episodes can be triggered by sudden movement, noise, or emotional stress, which may present as a psychiatric condition. We report the case of a 30-year-old female who presented with recurrent panic attacks with multiple prior hospital admissions for anxiety, rigidity, and difficulty in walking...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887274/the-qualitative-grading-of-muscle-fat-infiltration-in-whiplash-using-fat-water-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Rebecca Abbott, Anneli Peolsson, Janne West, James M Elliott, Ulrika Åslund, Anette Karlsson, Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Development of muscle fat infiltration (MFI) in the neck muscles is associated with poor functional recovery following whiplash injury. Custom software and time-consuming manual segmentation of magnetic resonance (MR) images is required for quantitative analysis and presents as a barrier for clinical translation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to establish a qualitative MR measure for MFI and evaluate its ability to differentiate between individuals with severe whiplash-associated disorder (WAD), mild/moderate WAD, and healthy controls...
September 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881116/surgical-roles-for-spinal-involvement-of-hematological-malignancies
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Sang-Il Kim, Young-Hoon Kim, Kee-Yong Ha, Jae-Won Lee, Jin-Woo Lee
OBJECTIVE: Patients with hematological malignancies frequently encounter spine-related symptoms, which are caused by disease itself or process of treatment. However, there is still lack of knowledge on their epidemiology and clinical courses. The purpose of this article is to review clinical presentations and surgical results for spinal involvement of hematologic malignancies. METHODS: From January 2011 to September 2014, 195 patients (98 males and 97 females) suffering from hematological malignancies combined with spinal problems were retrospectively analyzed for clinical and radiological characteristics and their clinical results...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874976/preliminary-results-of-relationship-between-preoperative-walking-ability-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-morphology-in-patients-with-lumbar-canal-stenosis-comparison-between-trefoil-and-triangle-types-of-spinal-stenosis
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Parisa Azimi, Taravat Yazdanian, Edward C Benzel
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) morphology stenosis grades and preoperative walking ability in patients with lumbar canal stenosis (LCS). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: No previous study has analyzed the correlation between MRI morphology stenosis grades and walking ability in patients with LCS. METHODS: This prospective study included 98 consecutive patients with LCS who were candidates for surgery...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873078/multidimensional-prognostic-modelling-in-people-with-chronic-axial-low-back-pain
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Martin Rabey, Anne Smith, Darren Beales, Helen Slater, Peter O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: To derive prognostic models for people with chronic low back pain (CLBP) (n=294) based upon an extensive array of potentially prognostic multidimensional factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study entered multidimensional data (demographics, pain characteristics, pain responses to movement, behaviors associated with pain, pain sensitivity, psychological, social, health, lifestyle) at baseline, and interventions undertaken, into prognostic models for pain intensity, disability, global rating of change and bothersomeness at 1-year...
October 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870349/effect-of-axial-vertical-vibration-on-degeneration-of-lumbar-intervertebral-discs-in-modified-bipedal-rats-an-in-vivo-study
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Xiao Liang, Hao Shen, Wei-Dong Shi, Shan Ren, Wei Jiang, Hao Liu, Peng Yang, Zhi-Yong Sun, Jun Lin, Hui-Lin Yang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of axial vibrations on gene expression and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration in vivo. METHODS: A modified bipedal rat model was established using a brachial plexus rhizotomy approach to imitate human upright posture. The experimental animals were randomly divided into three groups: control, vertical vibration, and whole-body vibration. Gene expression in degeneration of the intervertebral discs was assessed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868185/t2-vertebrectomy-with-combined-anterior-and-posterior-arthrodesis-for-treatment-of-a-solitary-plasmacytoma
#19
Gordon Preston, Toomas Anton
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell neoplasmas are a heterogenous group of neoplastic tumor lesions occurring secondary to disordered proliferation of cells from a monocyte lineage. Plasmacytoma is a rare lesion that accounts for 5% of all plasma cell neoplasms. The current recommended treatment for solitary plasmacytoma is moderate dose radiation therapy. For patients who are suffering from axial back pain, spinal instability, radiculopathy, or bowel/bladder dysfunction secondary to spinal cord compression, surgical intervention with spinal decompression and stabilization can be used as an adjuvant to radiation therapy...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867052/supramalleolar-osteotomies
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Varun Chopra, Paul Stone, Alan Ng
Distal tibial malalignment can result from posttraumatic malunion, physeal disturbances, congenital or metabolic diseases, and degenerative arthritis. Malalignment leads to an altered load distribution across the joint leading to early ankle joint arthritis. If a substantial part of the joint is salvageable, ankle fusion or joint replacement is not always the best option. Realignment of the distal tibia with a joint-sparing supramalleolar osteotomy is a valuable procedure in correcting deformity at the distal tibia...
October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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