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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212594/percutaneous-full-endoscopic-treatment-of-bertolotti-syndrome-a-report-of-three-cases-with-technical-note
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Byapak Paudel, Hyeun-Sung Kim, Jee Soo Jang, Jeong Hoon Choi, Sung Kyun Chung, Jung Sup Lee, Jeong Hoon Kim, Seong Hoon Oh, Il Tae Jang
Background Bertolotti syndrome is characterized by an abnormal enlargement of the transverse process of the most caudal lumbar vertebra. Most of the time it is asymptomatic, but when it is symptomatic it is associated with low back pain, radiating leg pain, or both. There is no consensus regarding management of this pathology. Open to minimal invasive tubular resection techniques are described in the literature, but a full endoscopic resection technique has not yet been described. Endoscopic technique is a less invasive target-oriented iliolumbar ligament preserving technique...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211588/is-this-back-pain-killing-me-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-specific-mortality-in-older-danish-twins-with-spinal-pain
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M Fernandez, E Boyle, J Hartvigsen, M L Ferreira, K M Refshauge, C G Maher, K Christensen, J L Hopper, P H Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the potentially reduced life expectancy associated with spinal pain (i.e. low back and neck pain) in an ageing population, particularly after controlling for familial factors, including genetics. METHODS: We investigated whether spinal pain increased the rate of all-cause and disease-specific cardiovascular mortality in older Danish twins aged ≥70 years. Data from 4391 participants collected at baseline were linked with the Danish Cause of Death Registry with the study ending on 31 December 2014...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210742/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-174-l5-vertebral-superior-facet-osteoblastoma-ob
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Manickam Subramanian, Hong Chou, Kabilan Chokkappan, Wilfred Cg Peh
A 25-year-old man presented with chronic low back pain and occasional radiation to the right lower limb. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine showed an osteolytic expansile lesion with a central sclerotic nidus in the right superior facet of the L5 vertebra and surrounding marrow oedema. The diagnosis of osteoblastoma was made based on imaging findings and confirmed after CT-guided biopsy. Radiofrequency ablation of the lesion was successfully performed. The patient tolerated the procedure well and showed symptomatic relief...
February 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209439/post-polio-syndrome-cases-report-and-review-of-literature
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Żanna Pastuszak, Adam Stępień, Kazimierz Tomczykiewicz, Renata Piusińska-Macoch, Dariusz Galbarczyk, Agnieszka Rolewska
It is estimated that around 15 million people survived polio infection worldwide since early twentieth century. In 1950 effective vaccination was used for first time. Since that time number of affected people decreased. The last epidemic of Haine-Medine disease in Poland was in 1950s. Another rare cases of infections were observed till 1970s. About at least 15 years after polio virus infection, slowly progressive muscle limbs paresis with muscle atrophy, joints pain, paresthesia were observed in polio survivors...
February 3, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207665/healthy-physical-activity-levels-below-recommended-thresholds-two-years-after-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Carol A Mancuso, Roland Duculan, Federico P Girardi
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: To quantify physical activity after lumbar surgery and identify spine-related variables associated with not meeting recommended activity thresholds. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: National guidelines recommend ≥150 minutes/week of moderate-intensity activity; however, only 52% of the general population meets this threshold. For patients not participating in exercise/sports, ≥1400 kcal/week of energy expenditure, including from walking, is another threshold...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207657/3-tesla-kinematic-mri-of-the-cervical-spine-for-evaluation-of-adjacent-level-disease-after-monosegmental-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-arthroplasty-results-of-2-year-follow-up
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Steffen K Fleck, Soenke Langner, Christian Rosenstengel, Rebecca Kessler, Marc Matthes, Jan-Uwe Müller, Inga Langner, Sascha Marx, Henry W S Schroeder
STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively evaluated adjacent disc levels after anterior cervical discectomy and arthroplasty (ACDA) using kinematic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and plain functional radiographs. OBJECTIVE: ACDA is an established treatment for degenerative cervical disc disease. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of kinematic MRI for assessing the range of motion (ROM) before and after ACDA compared with plain functional radiographs and to evaluate adjacent degenerative disc disease (aDDD) at mid-term follow-up...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205378/chronic-low-back-pain-and-its-association-with-lumbar-vertebrae-and-intervertebral-disc-changes-in-adults-a-case-control-study
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Aranjan L Karunanayake, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Lalith S Wijayaratne
AIM: This study was done to determine the association between chronic low back pain and vertebral fractures, intervertebral disc space (IDS) narrowing, vertebral osteophytes and spondylolisthesis among adults. METHOD: This case control study was done in Sri Lanka. Cases were patients with low back pain and controls were without low back pain. Postero-anterior and lateral radiographs of lumbar sacral spine of both groups were studied. To detect vertebral fractures in fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae, anterior and posterior heights of vertebrae were measured using a Vernier caliper and antero-posterior ratio (A/P) was calculated...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203179/malignant-phyllodes-tumor-presenting-in-bone-brain-lungs-and-lymph-nodes
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Eric D Johnson, Evin Gulbahce, Joseph McNally, Saundra S Buys
INTRODUCTION: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are rare fibroepithelial tumors of the breast which are classified as benign, borderline, or malignant. Malignant PTs account for <1% of malignant breast tumors, and borderline tumors have potential to progress to malignant tumors. Metastatic recurrences are most commonly documented in bone and lungs. We report an extremely rare presentation of recurrent malignant PTs involving the brain, lung, lymph nodes, and bone. CASE: A 66-year-old female presented with a large breast mass...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203022/-clinical-evaluation-of-in-plane-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-using-laterally-intercostal-approach
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T Xu, M Li, Y Tian, J T Song, C Ni, X Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and success rate of in-plane ultrasound-guided paravertebral block using laterally intercostal approach. METHODS: In the study, 27 patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery were selected to do paravertebral block preoperatively. The fifth intercostal space was scanned by ultrasound probe which was placed along the long axis of the rib and 8 cm lateral to the midline of the spine. The needle was advanced in increments aiming at the space between the internal and innermost intercostal muscles...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196043/measures-of-the-appropriateness-of-elective-orthopaedic-joint-and-spine-procedures
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Jeffrey N Katz, Amelia R Winter, Gillian Hawker
Total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty are 2 of the most commonly performed elective orthopaedic procedures. They are remarkably successful in relieving pain and improving function in individuals with advanced, symptomatic arthritis. Since, in addition to providing benefits, these procedures pose risks, it is important to provide clinicians with guidance in determining which patients should undergo total joint replacement surgery. The development of the RAND approach in 1986 and its application to total hip and knee replacement have enabled clinicians, payers, and others to assess the appropriateness of past and current procedures for particular patients...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192272/baastrup-s-disease-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-extant-literature
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REVIEW
Fernando Alonso, Ellie Bryant, Joe Iwanaga, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Reports of Baastrup's disease has been underrepresented in the medical literature. Therefore, the current comprehensive review was performed by searching standard search engines using the terms "Baastrup's", "disease", "lumbar" "interspinous bursitis", and "kissing spine disease." Baastrup's disease appears to be more common than once believed. Baastrup's disease is associated with other degenerative disease processes of the spine that could potentially lead a physician to perform unnecessary surgery. Appreciation of this disease and identification on imaging can improve diagnosis and appropriate treatment of associated back pain...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191383/minimally-invasive-direct-lateral-interbody-fusion-mis-dlif-proof-of-concept-and-perioperative-results
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Hamid Abbasi, Ali Abbasi
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive direct lateral interbody fusion (MIS-DLIF) is a novel approach for fusions of the lumbar spine. In this proof of concept study, we describe the surgical technique and report our experience and the perioperative outcomes of the first nine patients who underwent this procedure. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: In this study we establish the safety and efficacy of this approach. MIS-DLIF was performed on 15 spinal levels in nine patients who failed to respond to conservative therapy for the treatment of a re-herniated disk, spondylolisthesis, or other severe disk disease of the lumbar spine...
January 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191306/chiropractic-management-of-post-spinal-cord-stimulator-spine-pain-a-case-report
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Rachel M Perrucci, Christopher M Coulis
BACKGROUND: A brief overview of failed back surgery syndrome, with emphasis on low back pain status post spinal cord stimulation, and post-surgical spinal manipulation is presented. CASE PRESENTATION: Four cases of patients within the VA Connecticut Health Care System presenting between July 2014 and July 2015 reporting low back pain after surgical insertion of spinal cord stimulators are discussed. This study describes the outcomes experienced by four patients with low back pain status post implanted spinal cord stimulators receiving manual therapy in the form of lumbar spine manipulation or mobilization...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187075/investigating-the-association-between-lower-extremity-and-low-back-symptoms-among-saskatchewan-farmers-using-the-standardized-nordic-questionnaire
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Samuel Kwaku Essien, Catherine Trask, James Dosman, Brenna Bath
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional survey OBJECTIVE.: To investigated the association between self-reported low back symptoms and symptoms in the hip, knee, and ankle in a high-risk occupational group SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Low back pain, with or without lower extremity referral, poses a major challenge to occupational productivity, especially in farming. Although low back symptoms can occur independent of lower extremity symptoms, anatomical positioning of nerves supplying the lower limbs means structural and physiological changes in the spine can lead to referred pain in the lower limbs, but the magnitude of the association between low back and lower extremity symptoms is unclear...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184307/low-back-pain-and-foki-rs2228570-polymorphism-of-vitamin-d-receptor-in-athletes
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Sabina Cauci, Francesca Migliozzi, Carlo Simone Trombetta, Ilaria Venuto, Paola Saccheri, Luciana Travan, Giovanni Chiriacò
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is common in athletes. LBP can be detrimental to athletic performance and health. Factors predisposing to LBP in athletes remain elusive and require further studies. We investigated whether carriage of a specific genotype and/or allele of vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) FokI polymorphism (rs2228570) was a risk factor for LBP in athletes of different sports disciplines. METHODS: This genotype/phenotype association case-control study included 60 Italian athletes (25 females and 35 males; mean age 33...
2017: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184249/atlantoaxial-rotatory-fixation-as-a-rare-complication-from-head-positioning-in-otologic-surgery-report-of-two-cases-in-young-children
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Hiroshi Sakaida, Koji Akeda, Akihiro Sudo, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial rotatory fixation is a condition in which the first and second vertebrae of the cervical spine become interlocked in a rotated position. This condition can result in serious consequences and thus have a significant impact on patients, especially when diagnosis and treatment are delayed. Some cases of atlantoaxial rotatory fixation have been described in association with otologic surgery or plastic surgery involving the ear. We present the cases of two pediatric patients who developed atlantoaxial rotatory fixation following otologic surgery and we review the relevant literature...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183835/benign-spine-lesions-advances-in-techniques-for-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-treatment
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REVIEW
A Tomasian, A N Wallace, J W Jennings
Minimally invasive percutaneous imaging-guided techniques have been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of benign tumors of the spine. Techniques available include a variety of tumor ablation technologies, including radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, microwave ablation, alcohol ablation, and laser photocoagulation. Vertebral augmentation may be performed after ablation as part of the same procedure for fracture stabilization or prevention. Typically, the treatment goal in benign spine lesions is definitive cure...
February 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182597/surgical-treatment-for-subaxial-cervical-facet-dislocations-with-incomplete-or-without-neurological-deficit-a-prospective-study-of-52-cases
#18
Xingjie Jiang, Yu Yao, Mingchen Yu, Yong Cao, Huilin Yang
BACKGROUND This study aimed to treat patients with subaxial cervical facet dislocations with incomplete or without neurological deficit by a prospectively designed surgical protocol and observe the short-term clinical outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-two consecutive subaxial cervical dislocation patients with incomplete or without neurological deficit were enrolled. The surgical strategy was determined based on whether or not the initial anterior closed reduction was successful and whether or not the patients were simultaneously combined with traumatic disc herniation (TDH)...
February 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176603/can-axial-pain-be-helpful-to-determine-surgical-level-in-the-multilevel-cervical-radiculopathy
#19
Bo-Kyung Suh, Ki Han You, Moon Soo Park
Spine surgeons are required to differentiate symptomatic cervical disc herniation with asymptomatic radiographic herniation. Although the dermatomal sensory dysfunction of upper extremity is the most important clue, axial pain including cervicogenic headache and parascapular pain may be helpful to find surgical target level. However, there is no review article about the axial pain originated from cervical spondylotic radiculopathy and relieved by surgical decompression. The purpose is to review the literatures about the axial pain, which can be utilized in determining target level to be decompressed in the patients with cervical radiculopathy at multiple levels...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174456/the-effects-of-forced-breathing-exercise-on-the-lumbar-stabilization-in-chronic-low-back-pain-patients
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Chul Ki, Myoung Heo, Hwang-Yong Kim, Eun-Jeong Kim
[Purpose] This study was conducted to investigate the effects of forced breathing exercise on the trunk functions of chronic low back pain patients. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-four patients with chronic low back pain were randomly divided into groups of respiratory effort and trunk stabilization exercises. The exercises were performed for 45 minutes, 3 times per week for 6 weeks. Spinal stabilization was measured as the compensation of thesagittal angle joint in relation to the lumbar external load. [Results] After the intervention, the forced breathing and stabilization exercise groups showed a significant difference in lumbar spine stabilization between the first and second stress tests and the control group also showed a significant difference after the intervention...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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