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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813979/towards-low-back-support-with-a-passive-biomimetic-exo-spine
#1
Matthias B Naf, Laura De Rijcke, Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero, Matthew Millard, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
Low-Back Pain (LBP) affects a large portion of the working population. Preventive exoskeletons have been proposed to reduce the moments on the lower back, specifically around the lumbosacral (L5/S1) joint. High correlation has been shown, between reducing the moments around the L5/S1 joint and intervertebral compression forces, which in turn have been identified as a risk factor for developing LBP. However, most passive back support exoskeletons use rigid plates or stiff beams to support the spine that limit the range of motion of the wearer...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812185/reliability-of-standing-weight-bearing-0-25t-mr-imaging-findings-and-positional-changes-in-the-lumbar-spine
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Bjarke B Hansen, Philip Hansen, Anders F Christensen, Charlotte Trampedach, Zoreh Rasti, Henning Bliddal, Mikael Boesen
OBJECTIVE: To test the reliability and absolute agreement of common degenerative findings in standing positional magnetic resonance imaging (pMRI). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Low back pain patients with and without sciatica were consecutively enrolled to undergo a supine and standing pMRI. Three readers independently evaluated the standing pMRI for herniation, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, HIZ lesions and facet joint effusion. The evaluation included a semi-quantitative grading of spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis and spinal nerve root compression...
August 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811812/lower-thoracic-syndrome
#3
Muhammad Nazim Farooq
The role of thoracic spine related dysfunction in producing lower extremity symptoms is not clear. This case study describes the assessment and treatment of a patient with low back pain and bilateral lower extremity (BLE) symptoms. It was found that patient education about postural awareness and passive mobilization are valuable aids to decrease BLE symptoms due to sympathetic nervous system (SNS) dysfunction and lower thoracic hypomobility. The clinicians need to consider examination and treatment of the lower thoracic area in patients with BLE symptoms...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810915/quality-of-life-and-correlation-with-clinical-and-radiographic-variables-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-retrospective-case-series-study
#4
Ji-Chen Huang, Bang-Ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Ze-Zhang Zhu, Jun Hu, Zhe Qu
BACKGROUND: Previously, many studies have evaluated quality of life (QoL) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), however, none of them specifically investigated the correlation between pain-related disability measured by Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and QoL in AS patients. In addition, the correlation between global kyphosis (GK) in lateral plain radiographs and QoL in AS patients remains unclear up to now. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate QoL and correlation with clinical and radiographic variables in AS patients, especially to figure out the relationship about the pain-specific disability measured by ODI, GK and QoL...
August 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809870/-case-report-iatrogenic-shoulder-pain-syndrome-following-spinal-accessory-nerve-injury-during-lateral-cervical-neck-dissection-for-tongue-cancer-the-role-of-rehabilitation-and-ethical-deontological-issues
#5
Gianpaolo Ronconi, Antonio Gioacchino Spagnolo, Giorgio Ferriero, Silvia Giovannini, Eugenia Amabile, Giulio Maccauro, Paola Emilia Ferrara
The shoulder pain syndrome is the most frequent complication of lateral cervical neck dissection and may be caused by iatrogenic injury to the spinal accessory nerve, causing pain and functional limitation of the upper limb and of the cervical spine. Interdisciplinary collaboration and early rehabilitation can reduce the consequences of disability and the possible issues that can arise due to inadequate management of the problem.
May 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807742/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-dynesys-dynamic-stabilization-versus-instrumented-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-degenerative-lumbar-spine-diseases
#6
Kan Liu, Wei Sun, Qiang Lu, Jiying Chen, Jiaguang Tang
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic chronic low back and leg pain resulting from lumbar spine degenerative disorders is highly prevalent in China, and for some patients, surgery is the final option for improvement. Several techniques for spinal non-fusion have been introduced to reduce the side-effects of fusion methods and hasten postoperative recovery. In this study, the authors have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of Dynesys posterior dynamic stabilization system (DY) compared with lumbar fusion techniques in the treatment of single-level degenerative lumbar spinal conditions...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807628/vertebral-alveolar-echinococcosis-a-case-report-systematic-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
REVIEW
Thomas Raphael Meinel, Bruno Gottstein, Vanessa Geib, Marius Johann Keel, Ruggero Biral, Markus Mohaupt, Jan Brügger
Alveolar echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus multilocularis is an infrequent zoonosis with a high degree of disability, morbidity, and mortality, especially in disease clusters of the northern hemisphere. The diagnosis is complicated by extended incubation time, diverse clinical manifestations, and mimicking of differential diagnoses. The primary organ affected is the liver, but extrahepatic disease is possible, with vertebral involvement in only a few dozen cases described worldwide. Although vertebral alveolar echinococcosis seems to be rare, it might be under diagnosed, and it might be seen more often as the number of people with immunocompromised conditions increases...
August 11, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807432/non-neurologic-burst-thoracolumbar-fractures-fixation-case-control-study
#8
Aymeric Amelot, Joseph Cristini, Alexis Moles, Celine Salaud, Olivier Hamel, Eric Bord, Kevin Buffenoir
STUDY DESIGN: Burst fractures not associated with any neurological deficits are frequent but not therapeutic agreement on their management is available to date. This case-control study was conducted to try to help guide therapeutic decision in the treatment of such fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study includes consecutive retrospective evaluation of 25 case-patients treated by posterior short-segment fixation associated with kyphoplasty (SFK) in the treatment of A3 thoracolumbar unstable fractures, as compared to a control-group composed of 82 patients treated by long-segment (LF) pedicle screws...
August 4, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805759/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-dorsopathy-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-dysplasia
#9
M L Chukhlovina, A A Chukhlovin
AIM: To study the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and treatment of dorsopathy in patients with connective tissue dysplasia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients, aged from 18 to 45 years, with lumbar-sacral radiculopathies associated with connective tissue dysplasia were examined. Detailed neurological examination, X-ray visualization and MRI of lumbosacral spine section, electromyographic assessment were performed. A five-point scale of neuro-vertebrological symptoms, the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and the Roland-Morris Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire were used...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805566/botulinum-toxin-therapy-for-nonmotor-aspects-of-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Jarosław Sławek, Mariusz Madaliński
The medical treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) is symptomatic both in terms of motor and nonmotor aspects. The nonmotor symptoms therapy should be taken into account as many of them negatively influence the quality of life and are treatable. Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) offers effective treatment for drooling and bladder dysfunctions and alternative treatment for constipation and pain related to parkinsonism. BoNT for drooling is probably the best-documented therapy for nonmotor symptoms by clinical trials...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802594/intraoperative-ketorolac-dose-of-15mg-versus-the-standard-30mg-on-early-postoperative-pain-after-spine-surgery-a-randomized-blinded-non-inferiority-trial
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Kaylene M Duttchen, Andy Lo, Andrew Walker, Duncan McLuckie, Cecilia De Guzman, Helen Roman-Smith, Melinda Davis
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study is to show the non-inferiority of 15mg intraoperative dose of ketorolac as compared to the standard 30mg ketorolac by looking at the visual analog scale pain (VAS) scores 4h after an adult spine surgery. DESIGN: The study design is a prospective randomized non-inferiority clinical trial looking at non-inferiority of intraoperative 15mg ketorolac from the standard 30mg dose. SETTING: Quaternary care center...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802522/comprehensive-evaluation-of-diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-for-idiopathic-spinal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Toshihisa Ichiba, Masahiko Hara, Kouichirou Nishikawa, Tomoyuki Tanabe, Masaki Urashima, Hiroshi Naitou
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage (IS-SAH), defined as spinal SAH without apparent cause, is extremely rare. The objective of the present study was to establish a consensus on the diagnosis and management of IS-SAH. METHODS: We enrolled 5 consecutive cases of IS-SAH at our institution, and we enrolled 19 previously published cases as a literature review. The patient presentations, diagnostic test findings, treatment strategies, and outcomes were retrospectively assessed...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798984/midlife-changes-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-who-underwent-spinal-fusion-during-adolescence
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Tsutomu Akazawa, Toshiaki Kotani, Tsuyoshi Sakuma, Shohei Minami, Yoshiaki Torii, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Gen Inoue, Masayuki Miyagi, Wataru Saito, Seiji Ohtori, Hisateru Niki
PURPOSE: Our previous study reported a good health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients 21 years or more after surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate midlife changes in HRQOL among AIS patients who passed further 5 years from the previous survey. METHODS: Subjects were 252 individuals who underwent spinal fusion for AIS between 1968 and 1988. The survey was administered twice-in 2009 and in 2014 using Scoliosis Research Society Patient Questionnaire (SRS-22)...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798978/shoulder-pain-due-to-cervical-radiculopathy-an-underestimated-long-term-complication-of-herpes-zoster-virus-reactivation
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Stefano Gumina, Vittorio Candela, Daniele Passaretti, Ciro Villani
PURPOSE: To evaluate if herpes zoster virus (HZV) reactivation may be considered in the aetiology of cervical radiculopathy. METHODS: The study group was composed of 110 patients (52 M-58F;mean age ± SD:46.5 ± 6.12; range:40-73) with a clinical diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy. Patients with signs of chronic damage on neurophysiological studies were submitted to an X-ray and to an MRI of the cervical spine in order to clarify the cause of the cervical radiculopathy and were investigated for a possible reactivation of HZV; HZV reactivation was considered as "recent" or "antique" if it occurs within or after 24 months from the onset of symptoms, respectively...
August 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797833/percutaneous-rupture-of-zygapophyseal-joint-synovial-cysts-a-prospective-assessment-of-nonsurgical-management
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Gregory E Lutz, Michael R Nicoletti, George E Cyril, Julian R Harrison, Christopher Lutz, Jennifer L Solomon, Paul M Cooke, James F Wyss, Richard J Herzog, Peter J Moley
BACKGROUND: Although lumbar zygapophyseal joint synovial cysts are fairly well recognized, they are an uncommon cause of lumbosacral radicular pain. Non-operative treatments include percutaneous aspiration of the cysts under computed tomography or fluoroscopic guidance with a subsequent corticosteroid injection. However, there are mixed results in terms of long-term outcomes and cyst reoccurrence. This study prospectively evaluates percutaneous ruptures of zygapophyseal joint (Z-joint) synovial cysts for the treatment of lumbosacral radicular pain...
August 7, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797134/looking-beyond-the-intervertebral-disc-the-need-for-behavioral-assays-in-models-of-discogenic-pain
#16
REVIEW
Grace E Mosley, Thomas W Evashwick-Rogler, Alon Lai, James C Iatridis
Orthopedic research into chronic discogenic back pain has commonly focused on aging- and degeneration-related changes in intervertebral disc structure, biomechanics, and biology. However, the primary spine-related reason for physician office visits is pain. The ambiguous nature of the human condition of discogenic low back pain motivates the use of animal models to better understand the pathophysiology. Discogenic back pain models must consider both emergent behavioral changes following pain induction and changes in the nervous system that mediate such behavior...
August 10, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796049/tophaceous-gout-causing-lumbar-stenosis-a-case-report
#17
Huigen Lu, Jianming Sheng, Jiaping Dai, Xuqi Hu
RATIONALE: Gout in the spine is very rare. The clinical symptoms of the spinal gout are various and lack of specificity. The authors report a case of spinal gout causing lumbar stenosis. We never find such wide-invasive spinal gouty lesion in the published studies. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 68-year-old male had low back pain radiating to bilateral lower limbs, accompanying with intermittent claudication that lasted for 3 months and aggravated 5 days ago. DIAGNOSES: Spinal gout, lumbar stenosis...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795547/-multiple-vertebral-hemangiomas-treated-simultaneously-with-cyberknife%C3%A2-technology
#18
R Harkati, M Baré, A Gulyban, D Dechambre, P Berkovic, P A Coucke
Haemangioma are benign, vasoformative lesions of endothelial origin. A minority of patients with a vertebral location are symptomatic with neck or back pain. Neurological deficits due to spinal cord compression are rare and mostly observed at the thoracic and upper lumbar spine. Treatment is indicated in case of relevant symptomatology. Several invasive treatment modalities exist such as surgery and intralesional injections, but radiotherapy is the most common treatment for painful lesions. We report a case of a patient with symptomatic bifocal vertebral haemangioma (d9, l3) associated with dorsal and lumbar pain treated simultaneously using a cyberknife® vsi system, with a significant reduction of pain and a limited toxicity...
July 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795009/evaluation-and-management-of-shoulder-pain-in-skeletally-immature-athletes
#19
REVIEW
Dilip R Patel, Stephen Breisach
Shoulder pain in young athletes generally is a result of poor sports technique and overuse. A number intrinsic causes of shoulder pain have been identified. Pain may also be referred to shoulder area from cervical spine, neck and chest pathology. Overuse stress injury of the proximal humeral physis is important to recognize early in order to prevent later complications. Shoulder impingement syndrome is a general term used to describe multiple underlying lesions and relatively uncommon in young athletes. In adolescent athletes, glenohumeral instability is an important underlying pathomechanical basis for shoulder pain...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794528/post-operative-effectiveness-of-continuous-wound-infiltration-continuous-epidural-infusion-and-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-on-post-operative-pain-management-in-patients-undergoing-spinal-surgery
#20
Anshuman Singh, Parul Jindal, Gurjeet Khurana, Ranjeet Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Very few studies have compared continuous wound infiltration (CWI), continuous epidural infusion (CEI) and intravenous Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) with morphine in spine surgery. This study compared these modalities in patients undergoing microdissectomy. METHODS: This prospective, randomized control trial was conducted on 75 patients of American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status I or II undergoing microdiscectomy. Patients in all the three groups received morphine 1 mg IV, with a lockout period of 10 min after each bolus, and the maximum allowed dose was 15 mg/5 h postoperatively...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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