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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918003/relevance-of-adding-a-triangular-dynamic-cushion-on-a-traditional-chair-a-3d-analysis-of-seated-schoolchildren
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T Fettweis, M N Onkelinx, C Schwartz, C Demoulin, J L Croisier, M Vanderthommen
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is highly prevalent in the general population and is even reported as early as at primary school. A poor sitting position has been suggested as an etiologic factor. This study analysed, in primary schoolchildren, the influence of a triangular dynamic cushion that aims to help children maintain their physiological lumbar lordosis and to induce movement to reduce the static effect of the sitting position. METHODS: Thirty 8-year-old children took part in this study...
September 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917092/progressive-halo-vest-traction-preceding-posterior-occipitocervical-instrumented-fusion-for-irreducible-atlantoaxial-dislocation-and-basilar-invagination
#2
Peng Li, Deming Bao, Huijuan Cheng, Fanshuai Meng, Junwei Li
OBJECTIVES: Surgical treatment of irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation (IAAD) with basilar invagination (BI) is associated with high rates of severe complications, including mortality. This retrospective study investigated the safety and efficacy of progressive halo-vest traction for IAAD with BI prior to posterior occipitocervical instrumented fusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 39 patients with IAAD with BI underwent preoperative reduction by progressive halo-vest traction for 20...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912031/hormones-and-the-coolidge-effect
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REVIEW
Elisa Ventura-Aquino, Alonso Fernández-Guasti, Raúl G Paredes
The Coolidge effect is the renewal of sexual behavior after the presentation of a novel sexual partner and possibly occurs as the result of habituation and dishabituation processes. This re-motivation to copulate is well studied in males and is commonly related to sexual satiety, which involves several neurobiological changes in steroid receptors and their mRNA expression in the CNS. On the other hand, there are few reports studying sexual novelty in females and have been limited to behavioral aspects. Here we report that the levels of rat proceptive behavior, a sign of sexual motivation, declines after 4 h of continuous mating, particularly in females that were unable to regulate the time of mating...
September 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902106/fine-tuning-the-predictive-model-for-proximal-junctional-failure-in-surgically-treated-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity
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Mitsuru Yagi, Nobuyuki Fujita, Eijiro Okada, Osahiko Tsuji, Narihito Nagoshi, Takashi Asazuma, Ken Ishii, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kota Watanabe
STUDY DESIGN: Multi-center retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To validate and improve the predictive model for proximal junctional failure (PJF) with or without the bone mineral density (BMD) score. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PJF is a serious complication of surgery for adult spinal deformity (ADS). A predictive model for PJF was recently reported that has good accuracy, but does not include BMD, a known PJF risk factor, as a variable. METHODS: We included 145 surgically treated ASD patients who were older than 50 at the time of surgery and had been followed up for at least 2 years...
September 8, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898814/the-distribution-of-lumbar-intervertebral-angles-in-upright-standing-and-extension-is-related-to-low-back-pain-developed-during-standing
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Daniel Viggiani, Kaitlin M Gallagher, Michael Sehl, Jack P Callaghan
BACKGROUND: Lumbar lordosis measures are poorly related to clinical low back pain, however using a controlled exposure such as prolonged standing to identify pain groups may clarify this relationship. The purpose of this study was to determine the distribution of lumbar intervertebral angles in asymptomatic persons who do (pain developers) and do not (non-pain developers) develop low back pain during standing. METHODS: Sagittal plane lumbar spine radiographs of eight pain developers and eight non-pain developers were taken in three poses: upright standing, full extension and full flexion...
September 6, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894688/current-diagnosis-and-management-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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REVIEW
Joshua Bakhsheshian, Vivek A Mehta, John C Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Review. OBJECTIVES: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a major cause of disability, particular in elderly patients. Awareness and understanding of CSM is imperative to facilitate early diagnosis and management. This review article addresses CSM with regard to its epidemiology, anatomical considerations, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, imaging characteristics, treatment approaches and outcomes, and the cost-effectiveness of surgical options...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894684/a-preliminary-algorithm-using-spine-measurement-software-to-predict-sagittal-alignment-following-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy
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Robert K Merrill, Jun S Kim, Dante M Leven, Joshua J Meaike, Joung Heon Kim, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if spine measurement software can simulate sagittal alignment following pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive adult spinal deformity patients who underwent lumbar PSO. Sagittal measurements were performed on preoperative lateral, standing radiographs. Sagittal measurements after simulated PSO were compared to actual postoperative measurements...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894683/beyond-pelvic-incidence-lumbar-lordosis-mismatch-the-importance-of-assessing-the-entire-spine-to-achieve-global-sagittal-alignment
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Robert K Merrill, Jun S Kim, Dante M Leven, Joung Heon Kim, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To investigate which sagittal parameters contribute to a normal sagittal vertical axis (SVA) when there is a pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis (PI-LL) mismatch >10° following adult spinal deformity (ASD) correction. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of ASD patients with >5 levels fused. Sagittal measurements between cohorts of postoperative PI-LL >10° and PI-LL<10° were compared...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889983/analysing-the-change-of-sagittal-balance-in-patients-with-lenke-5-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Okan Ozkunt, Gökhan Karademir, Kerim Sariyilmaz, Halil Can Gemalmaz, Fatih Dikici, Unsal Domanic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate preoperative and postoperative spinopelvic parameters and the influence of lowest instrumented vertebrae on sagittal parameters in Lenke 5 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients. METHODS: A total of 42 patients (37 females, 5 males; mean age: 16.71 ± 3.46 years) were included in the study. Preoperative and postoperative last follow up lumbar lordosis (LL), thoracic kyphosis (TK), pelvic tilt (PT), pelvic incidence (PI) and sacral slope (SS) angles measured...
September 7, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889044/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-adjacent-segment-disease-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Ting-Kui Wu, Hao Liu, Ning Ning, Ying Hong, Ming-Dan Deng, Bei-Yu Wang, Xin Rong, Yang Meng, Hua Chen
The safety and efficacy of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) performed adjacent to previous fusion for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) remains unknown. This systematic review summarizes clinical evidence on the outcomes of CDA performed adjacent to previous cervical fusion. A systematic search of PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Medline and Embase for literature published through March 2017 was conducted. All the studies on CDA for the treatment of ASD after cervical fusion surgery were included...
September 2, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888683/adult-spinal-deformity-treated-with-minimally-invasive-surgery-description-of-surgical-technique-radiological-results-and-literature-review
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I Domínguez, R Luque, M Noriega, J Rey, J Alía, A Urda, F Marco
The prevalence of adult spinal deformity has been increasing exponentially over time. Surgery has been credited with good radiological and clinical results. The incidence of complications is high. MIS techniques provide good results with fewer complications. This is a retrospective study of 25 patients with an adult spinal deformity treated by MIS surgery, with a minimum follow-up of 6 months. Radiological improvement was SVA from 5 to 2cm, coronal Cobb angle from 31° to 6°, and lumbar lordosis from 18° to 38°...
September 6, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886864/analysis-of-the-cranio-cervical-curvatures-in-subjects-with-migraine-with-and-without-neck-pain
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Gabriela Natália Ferracini, Thais Cristina Chaves, Fabíola Dach, Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, José Geraldo Speciali
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the differences in head and cervical spine alignment between subjects with migraine and healthy people. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty subjects with migraine and 50 matched healthy controls. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: The presence of neck pain and neck pain-related disability was assessed. Four angles (high cervical angle, low cervical angle, atlas plane angle and cervical lordosis Cobb angle) as well as four distances (anterior translation distance, C0 to C1 distance, C2 to C7 posterior translation and hyoid triangle) were calculated using digitalised radiographs and analysed using K-Pacs(®) software...
March 24, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885344/surgical-treatment-for-lumbar-hyperlordosis-after-resection-of-a-spinal-lipoma-associated-with-spina-bifida-a-case-report
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Tatsuya Sato, Ikuho Yonezawa, Shingo Onda, Kei Yoshikawa, Hiromitsu Takano, Yukitoshi Shimamura, Takatoshi Okuda, Kazuo Kaneko
RATIONALE: A hyperlordosis deformity of the lumbar spine is relatively rare, and surgical treatment has not been comprehensively addressed. In this case report, we describe the clinical presentation, surgical treatment, and medium-term follow-up of a patient presenting with a progressive lumbar hyperlordosis deformity after resection of a spinal lipoma associated with spina bifida. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 20-year-old woman presenting with a progressive hyperlordosis deformity of the lumbar spine associated with significant back pain (visual analog pain score of 89/100 mm), but with no neurological symptoms...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885292/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-anterior-arch-fracture-of-the-atlas-following-c1-laminectomy-without-fusion
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Takayoshi Shimizu, Bungo Otsuki, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Shinji Kumamoto, Yasukazu Hijikata, Yu Shimizu, Mitsuru Takemoto, Masato Ota, Hideo Ito, Shuichi Matsuda
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective multi-center study OBJECTIVE.: To identify the incidence of anterior arch fracture (AAF) of the atlas following C1 (first cervical vertebra) laminectomy without fusion, and its risk factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: C1 laminectomy without fusion is a widely accepted surgical procedure performed to decompress the spinal cord that is compromised at the C1/C2 level, but without instability. Several case series have reported spontaneous AAF following this procedure...
September 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885128/sagittal-alignment-and-complications-following-lumbar-3-column-osteotomy-does-the-level-of-resection-matter
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Emmanuelle Ferrero, Barthelemy Liabaud, Jensen K Henry, Christopher P Ames, Khaled Kebaish, Gregory M Mundis, Richard Hostin, Munish C Gupta, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Justin S Smith, Robert A Hart, Ibrahim Obeid, Bassel G Diebo, Frank J Schwab, Virginie Lafage
OBJECTIVE Three-column osteotomy (3CO) is a demanding technique that is performed to correct sagittal spinal malalignment. However, the impact of the 3CO level on pelvic or truncal sagittal correction remains unclear. In this study, the authors assessed the impact of 3CO level and postoperative apex of lumbar lordosis on sagittal alignment correction, complications, and revisions. METHODS In this retrospective study of a multicenter spinal deformity database, radiographic data were analyzed at baseline and at 1- and 2-year follow-up to quantify spinopelvic alignment, apex of lordosis, and resection angle...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882525/multi-level-posterior-foraminotomy-with-laminoplasty-versus-laminoplasty-alone-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-radiculopathy-a-comparative-study
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Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Chunghwan Kim, Jung-Ki Ha
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional laminoplasty is useful for expanding a stenotic spinal canal. However, it has limited use for the decompression of accompanying neural foraminal stenosis. As such, an additional posterior foraminotomy could be simultaneously applied, although this procedure carries a risk of segmental kyphosis and instability. PURPOSE: The aim was to elucidate the long-term surgical outcomes of additional posterior foraminotomy with a laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with radiculopathy...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881527/-factors-correlated-with-height-gain-after-posterior-spinal-correction-surgery-in-lenke-1-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#17
B L Shi, L Xu, S H Mao, L L Xu, X Sun, Z Liu, J Qiao, Z Z Zhu, Y Qiu
Objective: To investigate the correlated factors of height gain (ΔSH) after posterior spinal correction surgery in Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and to propose the predictive model of ΔSH. Methods: From 2013 to 2015, a total of 150 Lenke 1 AIS patients undergoing posterior spinal correction surgery were included in the study, with the age of (14.3±2.9) years. The Cobb angle of major curve, thoracic kyphosis (TK) and lumbar lordosis (LL) were measured on both pre-op and post-op standing whole spine x-rays...
September 5, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881121/the-predictable-factors-of-the-postoperative-kyphotic-change-of-sagittal-alignment-of-the-cervical-spine-after-the-laminoplasty
#18
Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Su Hun Lee, Dong Ha Kim, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Laminoplasty is an effective surgical method for treating cervical degenerative disease. However, postoperative complications such as kyphosis, restriction of neck motion, and instability are often reported. Despite sufficient preoperative lordosis, this procedure often aggravates the lordotic curve of the cervical spine and straightens cervical alignment. Hence, it is important to examine preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative kyphotic alignment changes. Our study aimed to investigate preoperative radiologic parameters associated with kyphotic deformity post laminoplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881119/evaluation-of-global-sagittal-balance-in-koreans-adults
#19
Yongjae Cho
OBJECTVIE: The global sagittal postural patterns as characterized by Roussouly classification have been previously described in various ethnicities, there were no studies investigated in Koreans. To analyze the distribution of the global sagittal postural patterns in Korean adults using Roussouly classification, the author prospectively studied. METHODS: 252 asymptomatic Korean adults was recruited. Data was obtained by reviewing the films for each subject. Spinopelvic parameters were measured and sagittal postural patterns were then determined according to Roussouly classification...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878485/non-surgical-relief-of-cervical-radiculopathy-through-reduction-of-forward-head-posture-and-restoration-of-cervical-lordosis-a-case-report
#20
Bret M Wickstrom, Paul A Oakley, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present a case demonstrating the relief of cervical radiculopathy following the dramatic reduction of forward head posture and restoration of the cervical lordosis by use of a multi-modal rehabilitation program incorporating cervical extension traction. [Subject and Methods] A 31-year-old male patient presented with severe cervical radiculopathy and muscle weakness as well as neck pain. The patient had limited neck range of motion, and multiple positive orthopedic tests. Radiography revealed excessive forward head posture with a cervical kyphosis...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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