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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331906/associations-between-sarcopenia-and-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis-in-older-women
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Yawara Eguchi, Munetaka Suzuki, Hajime Yamanaka, Hiroshi Tamai, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Hirohito Kanamoto, Koki Abe, Yasuchika Aoki, Tomoaki Toyone, Tomoyuki Ozawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: Age-related sarcopenia can cause various forms of physical disabilities. We investigated how sarcopenia affects degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) and lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS). METHODS: Subjects comprised 40 elderly women (mean age 74 years) with spinal disease whose chief complaints were low back pain and lower limb pain. They included 15 cases of DLS (mean 74.8 years) and 25 cases of LSCS (mean age 72.9 years). We performed whole-body dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to analyze body composition, including appendicular and trunk skeletal muscle mass index (SMI; lean mass (kg)/height (m)(2)) and bone mineral density (BMD)...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331575/lumbar-lordosis-in-prone-position-and-prone-hip-extension-test-comparison-between-subjects-with-and-without-low-back-pain
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Amir Massoud Arab, Arash Haghighat, Zahra Amiri, Fariba Khosravi
BACKGROUND: Prone hip extension (PHE) is a common and widely accepted test used for assessment of the lumbo-pelvic movement pattern. Considerable increased in lumbar lordosis during this test has been considered as impairment of movement patterns in lumbo-pelvic region. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change of lumbar lordosis in PHE test in subjects with and without low back pain (LBP). METHOD: A two-way mixed design with repeated measurements was used to investigate the lumbar lordosis changes during PHE in two groups of subjects with and without LBP...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330796/chronic-low-back-pain-after-lumbosacral-fracture-due-to-sagittal-and-frontal-vertebral-imbalance
#3
L Boyoud-Garnier, M Boudissa, S Ruatti, G Kerschbaumer, P Grobost, J Tonetti
PROBLEM AND HYPOTHESIS: Over time, some patients with unilateral or bilateral lumbosacral injuries experience chronic low back pain. We studied the sagittal and frontal balance in a population with these injuries to determine whether mismatch in the pelvic and lumbar angles are associated with chronic low back pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with posterior pelvic ring fractures (Tile C1, C2, C3 and A3.3) that had healed were included. Foreign patients and those with an associated spinal or acetabular fracture or nonunion were excluded...
March 19, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328741/sagittal-plane-parameters-in-growing-rod-patients-following-final-fusion
#4
Robert F Murphy, John B Emans, Michael Troy, Patricia E Miller, Michael T Hresko, Lawrence I Karlin, Daniel J Hedequist, Michael P Glotzbecker
Almost half of growing rod (GR) patients that undergo final fusion (FF) have an extension of instrumented levels. The purpose of this study was to review sagittal plane radiographic parameters of patients with distal extension of instrumented levels at FF to those whose levels remained the same. Radiographs were assessed preoperatively, after GR insertion/first lengthening, following GR treatment before FFs, and after FF. Measurements included sagittal balance, lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and distal junction angle (DJA)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326570/reproductive-disorders-in-female-rats-after-prenatal-exposure-to-betamethasone
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Cibele S Borges, Tainá L Pacheco, Marina T Guerra, Aline L Barros, Patricia V Silva, Gabriela Missassi, Katiussia Pinho da Silva, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, André S Pupo, Wilma De G Kempinas
Betamethasone is the drug of choice for antenatal treatment, promoting fetal lung maturation and decreasing mortality. Previous studies in rats reported male programming and alteration in sperm parameters and sexual behavior following intrauterine betamethasone exposure. The impact on the female reproductive development is not known. In this study, rat female offspring was assessed for sexual development, morphophysiology of the reproductive tract and fertility after maternal exposure to 0.1 mg kg(-1) of betamethasone or vehicle on gestational days 12, 13, 18 and 19...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323693/assessment-of-vertebral-curves-using-the-manual-post-it-technique
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Brian P Gladnick, Joseph J Schreiber, Chad R Ishmael, Benjamin T Bjerke-Kroll, Matthew E Cunningham
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of a new technique. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to report a manual technique for measuring vertebral curves on digital spine radiographs, and to assess the agreement of this technique with that of digital software for measuring vertebral curves. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Modern picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) typically include software for evaluating radiographic measurements...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323692/hyperlordosis-is-associated-with-facet-joint-pathology-at-the-lower-lumbar-spine
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Thorsten Jentzsch, James Geiger, Matthias A König, Clément M L Werner
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: Our study opted to clarify the remaining issues of lumbar lordosis (LL) with regard to (1) its physiological values, (2) age, (3) sex, and (4) facet joint (FJ) arthritis and orientation using computed tomography (CT) scans. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent studies have questioned whether LL really decreases with age, but study sample sizes have been rather small and mostly been based on x-rays...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323689/intradural-intramedullary-cervicothoracic-tumor-with-long-segmental-localization-a-case-report-with-step-by-step-surgical-treatment-strategy-with-neuromonitorization
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Askin E Hasturk, Teoman Etikcan, Suat Canbay
Ependymomas are the most common gliomas of the conus and lower cord, with the cervical cord being the second most common location. These tumors can extend upward 3-4 vertebra, and some ependymomas can extend up over 15 segments. Depending on many factors, such as tumor size, lateralization, kyphotic deformity, and lordosis state, there are several posterior surgical options, including laminectomy, laminectomy and lateral mass screw-plate, and laminoplasty. In this study, we discuss a case of intradural intramedullary cervicothoracic ependymoma with long-segmental localization, as well as the general surgical principles of its excision with step-by-step demonstrative figures...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322758/increased-seat-dump-angle-in-a-manual-wheelchair-is-associated-with-changes-in-thoracolumbar-lordosis-and-scapular-kinematics-during-propulsion
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Beth A Cloud, Kristin D Zhao, Arin M Ellingson, Ahmad Nassr, Anthony J Windebank, Kai-Nan An
OBJECTIVE: To quantify and compare spinal curvature and shoulder kinematics throughout the manual wheelchair propulsion cycle for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who were seated at 2 different seat dump angles. DESIGN: Single-group, repeated-measures study. SETTING: Academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-eight individuals completed the telephone screening; 21 were eligible and completed the study. INTERVENTIONS: Participants' personal manual wheelchairs were modified to have seat dump angles of 0° or 14°, with a vertical backrest...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320364/the-weight-of-pupils-schoolbags-in-early-school-age-and-its-influence-on-body-posture
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Anna Brzęk, Tarja Dworrak, Markus Strauss, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Ibtissam Sabbah, Birgit Dworrak, Roman Leischik
BACKGROUND: Postural development progresses through a series of stages (growth spurts, development of balance and coordination, postural stability) which occur when children are at school age. The reduction in the level of physical activity, increased body weight, overloaded school bags, asymmetry of the backpack straps, the method of putting on and taking off the backpacks and increased usage of electronic devices have negative side effects such as bad body posture habits. METHODS: A prospective cohort study in the group of 155 pupils at early school age 7-9 years old has been conducted...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319468/the-impact-of-cage-dimensions-positioning-and-side-of-approach-in-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion
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Marjan Alimi, Gernot Lang, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Moritz Perrech, Connor Berlin, Christoph P Hofstetter, Yu Moriguchi, Eric Elowitz, Roger Härtl
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective single-center study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of cage characteristics and position toward clinical and radiographic outcome measures in patients undergoing extreme lateral interbody fusion (ELIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ELIF is utilized for indirect decompression and minimally invasive surgical treatment for various degenerative spinal disorders. However, evidence regarding the influence of cage characteristics in patient outcome is minimal...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317555/the-cervical-spine-of-australopithecus-sediba
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Marc R Meyer, Scott A Williams, Peter Schmid, Steven E Churchill, Lee R Berger
Cervical vertebrae are rare in the early hominin fossil record, presenting a challenge for understanding the evolution of the neck and head carriage in hominin evolution. Here, we examine the cervical vertebrae of Australopithecus sediba, which unlike other South African taxa is known from associated cervical vertebrae. The A. sediba cervical vertebrae exhibit human-like values for wedging, pedicle cross-sectional areas, and articular facet heights, indicating reduced ventral loading relative to African apes...
March 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316857/progressive-pseudorheumatoid-dysplasia-or-jia
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Geetha Wickrematilake
Progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) or spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda with progressive arthropathy (SEDT-PA) is a rare arthropathy of childhood involving the axial skeleton as well as small peripheral joints. A 10-year-old boy was referred by a general practitioner with pain and deformity in the fingers of hands and limping gait. There was no joint synovitis although the finger joints were bulky on examination with mild flexion deformity. Patient had exaggerated kyphosis and lumbar lordosis with pigeon chest and restricted hip joint movements...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306640/cervical-alignment-variations-in-different-postures-and-predictors-of-normal-cervical-kyphosis-a-new-understanding
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Eugene Tze-Chun Lau, Chengyuan Gordon Wong, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Gabriel Ka-Po Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective comparative study OBJECTIVE.: To predict physiological alignment of the cervical spine and study its morphology in different postures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is increasing evidence that normal cervical spinal alignment may vary from lordosis to neutral to kyphosis, or form S-shaped or reverse S-shaped curves. METHODS: Standing, erect sitting and natural sitting whole spine radiographs were obtained from 26 consecutive patients without cervical spine pathology...
March 16, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306639/defining-the-role-of-the-lower-limbs-in-compensating-for-sagittal-malalignment
#15
Renaud Lafage, Barthelemy Liabaud, Bassel G Diebo, Jonathan H Oren, Shaleen Vira, Sébastien Pesenti, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Thomas J Errico, Frank J Schwab, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review OBJECTIVE.: Investigate the role of lower limbs compensation with progressive sagittal malalignment SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: While lower limb compensatory mechanisms are an established response to progressive sagittal malalignment, their specific role and potential impact on surgical planning has not been evaluated. METHODS: Single center retrospective review of full body xrays was performed in patients >20 yrs. Parameters were measured with dedicated software...
March 16, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303383/surgical-management-of-coronal-and-sagittal-imbalance-of-the-spine-without-pso-a-multicentric-cohort-study-on-compensated-adult-degenerative-deformities
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Alessandro Ramieri, Massimo Miscusi, Maurizio Domenicucci, Antonino Raco, Giuseppe Costanzo
PURPOSE: Sagittal imbalance of severe adult degenerative deformities requires surgical correction to improve pain, mobility and quality of life. Our aim was a harmonic and balanced spine, treating a series of adult degenerative thoracolumbar and lumbar kyphoscoliosis by a non posterior subtraction osteotomy technique. METHODS: We operated 22 painful thoracolumbar and lumbar compensated degenerative deformities by anterior (ALIF), extreme lateral (XLIF) and transforaminal (TLIF) interbody fusion and grade 2 osteotomy (SPO) to restore lumbar lordosis and mobilize the coronal curve...
March 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291409/association-between-bicortical-screw-fixation-at-upper-instrumented-vertebra-and-risk-for-upper-instrumented-vertebra-fracture
#17
Young-Seop Park, Seung-Jae Hyun, Ho Yong Choi, Ki-Jeong Kim, Tae-Ahn Jahng
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) fractures associated with UIV screw fixation (unicortical vs bicortical) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) augmentation after adult spinal deformity surgery. METHODS A single-center, single-surgeon consecutive series of adult patients who underwent lumbar fusion for ≥ 4 levels (that is, the lower instrumented vertebra at the sacrum or pelvis and the UIV of the thoracolumbar spine [T9-L2]) were retrospectively reviewed...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291378/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-analysis-of-multifidus-muscles-lipid-content-and-association-with-spino-pelvic-malalignment-in-chronic-low-back-pain
#18
Izaya Ogon, Tsuneo Takebayashi, Hiroyuki Takashima, Tomonori Morita, Mitsunori Yoshimoto, Yoshinori Terashima, Toshihiko Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: To analyze intramyocellular lipids (IMCLs) and extramyocellular lipids (EMCLs) of the multifidus muscle (Mm) using MR spectroscopy (MRS) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) and control groups and to identify correlations with spino-pelvic alignment. METHODS: Forty (16 males, 24 females; mean age, 62.9 ± 1.9 years) patients whose visual analog scale scores were >30 mm for CLBP were included. Further, 40 control participants matched with the CLBP group subjects by sample size, gender and age (17 males, 23 females; mean age, 65...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283840/locking-stand-alone-cages-versus-anterior-plate-constructs-in-single-level-fusion-for-degenerative-cervical-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mithun Nambiar, Kevin Phan, John Edward Cunningham, Yi Yang, Peter Lawrence Turner, Ralph Mobbs
PURPOSE: To conduct a meta-analysis to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes in single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery for degenerative cervical disease performed by either single-level locking stand-alone cage (LSC) or anterior plate construct (APC). METHODS: We performed a comprehensive database search of Medline, PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews according to PRISMA guidelines and identified six articles that satisfied our inclusion criteria...
March 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278441/facilitation-of-sexual-behavior-in-ovariectomized-rats-by-estradiol-and-testosterone-a-preclinical-model-of-androgen-effects-on-female-sexual-desire
#20
Sherri Lee Jones, Nafissa Ismail, James G Pfaus
In the United States and Canada, there are no approved treatments for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women. Testosterone improves female sexual desire in naturally- and surgically-menopausal women maintained on estrogen replacement therapy, and long-term safety data from randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials has yielded promising results. However, the mechanisms associated with its efficacy are not known, and could be addressed using preclinical rodent models; yet there is no systematic evaluation of the effects of estradiol and testosterone on female rat sexual behavior...
February 17, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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