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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227208/mapping-the-retinas-of-a-patient-using-a-mixed-set-of-fundus-photographs-from-both-eyes
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Gwenole Quellec, Mathieu Lamard, Guy Cazuguel, Ali Erginay, Beatrice Cochener, Gwenole Quellec, Mathieu Lamard, Guy Cazuguel, Ali Erginay, Beatrice Cochener, Gwenole Quellec, Guy Cazuguel, Mathieu Lamard, Ali Erginay, Beatrice Cochener
With the increased prevalence of retinal pathologies, automating the detection and progression measurement of these pathologies is becoming more and more relevant. Color fundus photography is the leading modality for assessing retinal pathologies. Because eye fundus cameras have a limited field of view, multiple photographs are taken from each retina during an eye fundus examination. However, operators usually don't indicate which photographs are from the left retina and which ones are from the right retina...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186832/a-comprehensive-review-of-pulsed-radiofrequency-in-the-treatment-of-pain-associated-with-different-spinal-conditions
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Giancarlo Facchini, Paolo Spinnato, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Ugo Albisinni, Alberto Bazzocchi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to evaluate the efficacy of Pulsed Radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of pain associated with different spinal conditions. The mechanisms of action and biological effects are shortly discussed to provide the scientific basis for this radiofrequency modality. METHODS: We systematically searched for clinical studies on spinal clinical conditions using PRF. We searched the MEDLINE (PubMed) database. We classified the information in one table focusing on RCTs and other type of studies...
February 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185980/a-new-quantitative-measure-of-disc-degeneration
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Tapio Videman, Michele C Battié, Laura E Gibbons, Kevin Gill
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The ability to adequately measure a phenomenon is critical to studying and understanding it. Since 1957, a variety of subjective visual grading methods have been used to assess disc degeneration, but have been limited by gross ordinal scales and imprecision, as well as suboptimal reliability. Conceptually sound, objective, precise measurements are needed to advance knowledge of disc degeneration and its causes, progression and consequences. PURPOSE: To investigate the reliability and validity of a new system ('SpIn' for Spine Insight) to quantitatively measure lumbar disc degeneration or pathology...
February 6, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168634/imaging-of-post-operative-spine-in-intervertebral-disc-pathology
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REVIEW
A Splendiani, F D'Orazio, L Patriarca, F Arrigoni, F Caranci, P Fonio, L Brunese, A Barile, E Di Cesare, C Masciocchi
This work is an imaging review of spine after surgery with special regard to imaging modality in intervertebral disc pathology. Advances in imaging technology can be evaluated. Depending on the clinical question is asked to the radiologist, it is possible to evaluate post-operative patients with conventional radiology (X-ray), computed tomography and magnetic resonance. Main indications for each technique are analysed. Imaging is important in the diagnosis of many forms of spine pathology and plays a fundamental role in evaluating post-surgical effects of treatments, according to the imaging method which is used, both on spine and on its surrounding tissues (intervertebral discs, spinal cord, muscles and vessels)...
February 6, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168339/automation-of-reading-of-radiological-features-from-magnetic-resonance-images-mris-of-the-lumbar-spine-without-human-intervention-is-comparable-with-an-expert-radiologist
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Amir Jamaludin, Meelis Lootus, Timor Kadir, Andrew Zisserman, Jill Urban, Michele C Battié, Jeremy Fairbank, Iain McCall
STUDY DESIGN: Investigation of the automation of radiological features from magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the lumbar spine. OBJECTIVE: To automate the process of grading lumbar intervertebral discs and vertebral bodies from MRIs. MR imaging is the most common imaging technique used in investigating low back pain (LBP). Various features of degradation, based on MRIs, are commonly recorded and graded, e.g., Modic change and Pfirrmann grading of intervertebral discs...
February 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164163/change-of-sagittal-spinal-alignment-and-its-association-with-pain-and-function-after-lumbar-surgery-augmented-with-an-interspinous-implant
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Rebecca J Crawford, Quentin J Malone, Roger I Price
BACKGROUND: Interspinous spacer/implants like the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion (DIAM™) are controversially yet commonly used in the surgical treatment of lumbar degenerative pathologies. Criticism is based on ill-defined indications, lack of superiority over decompression, and a poorly understood mechanical effect. Yet, continued use by surgeons implies their perceived clinical merit. We examined radiographic spinal alignment for 12 months, and pain and function for 24 months, after DIAM-augmented surgery to improve the understanding of the mechanical effect relating to clinical outcomes in patients...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158159/full-endoscopic-assisted-lumbar-decompressive-surgery-performed-in-an-outpatient-ambulatory-facility-report-of-5-years-of-complications-and-risk-factors
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Solomon Kamson, Andrea M Trescot, Paul D Sampson, Yiyi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technique is becoming the standard tissue sparing approach for decompression of lumbar central and lateral recess stenosis, intervertebral disc herniation, or any situation that would have required extensive open decompression laminectomy. Full-endoscopic or arthroscopic assisted surgery is arguably the "ultra-MIS" approach to lumbar spinal pathology. Age and body mass index (BMI) are significant risk factors to be considered in full-endoscopic assisted ultra-MIS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156180/diagnosis-of-optic-nerve-sheath-meningioma-during-optic-nerve-sheath-decompression
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Austin R Meeker, Melissa W Ko, Bryant P Carruth, Kenneth B Strumpf, Thomas A Bersani
Optic nerve sheath meningioma (ONSM) is typically diagnosed based on clinical suspicion and imaging characteristics and is most often treated with radiation. Historically, biopsy, optic nerve sheath decompression, and debulking surgeries have been avoided for fear of optic nerve vascular disruption and tumor spread into the orbit. This is a case of a 48-year-old man who presented with unilateral optic disc edema, declining visual acuity, and a visual field defect. Despite an initial improvement with acetazolamide, his vision subsequently worsened...
February 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147405/prominent-optic-disc-featured-in-inherited-retinopathy
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M G Todorova, R I Bojinova, C Valmaggia, D F Schorderet
Background We investigated the relationship between prominent optic disc (POD) and inherited retinal dystrophy (IRD). Patients and Methods A cross-sectional consecutive study was performed in 10 children and 11 adults of 7 non-related families. We performed clinical phenotyping, including a detailed examination, fundus autofluorescence, and colour fundus and OCT imaging. Genetic testing was subsequently performed for all family members presenting retinal pathology. Results In 4 members of a 3-generation family, hyperfluorescent deposits on the surface of POD were related to a p...
February 1, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104459/validation-of-the-intervertebral-disc-histological-degeneration-score-in-cervical-intervertebral-discs-and-their-end-plates
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Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Brandon Michael Henry, Tomasz Gładysz, Roman Głowacki, Jerzy A Walocha, Romana Tomaszewska
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Vertebral joints consist of intervertebral discs (IVDs) and cartilaginous end plates (EP) that lie superiorly and inferiorly to the IVDs and separate them from the adjacent vertebral bodies. With aging, both IVDs and EPs undergo degeneration. The Histologic Degeneration Score (HDS) is a grading system that microscopically evaluates the degree of degeneration in lumbar discs and predicts it with high accuracy basing on several histological markers of IVD and EP. There is currently a lack of validated histologic grading schemes for cervical spine degeneration...
January 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097249/application-of-a-3d-custom-printed-patient-specific-spinal-implant-for-c1-2-arthrodesis
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Kevin Phan, Alessandro Sgro, Monish M Maharaj, Paul D'Urso, Ralph J Mobbs
The study aims to describe a three-dimensional printed (3DP) posterior fixation implant used for C1/C2 fusion in a 65-year-old female. Spinal fusion remains a common intervention for a range of spinal pathologies including degenerative disc and facet disease when conservative methods are unsuccessful. However, fusion devices are not always entirely efficacious in providing the desired fixation, and surgeons rely on 'off the shelf' implants which may not provide an anatomical fit to address the particular pathology...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079682/comparing-short-term-complications-of-inpatient-versus-outpatient-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-an-analysis-of-6940-patients-using-the-acs-nsqip-database
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Ryan Khanna, Robert B Kim, Sandi K Lam, George R Cybulski, Zachary A Smith, Nader S Dahdaleh
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter propensity score-adjusted retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine baseline 30-day complication rates for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and compare clinical complications for patients undergoing single-level ACDFs between inpatient and outpatient settings. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF remains the most common procedure in the treatment of a variety of cervical disc pathologies, making it a focus of quality improvement initiatives...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057358/-regression-of-myelinated-retinal-nerve-fibers-in-a-case-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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E Sellem, M Poli
Myelinated retinal nerve fibers observed rarely on ocular fundus examination, usually adjacent to the optic disc, are known to be stable throughout life. However, the possibility of rarefaction, and even disappearance, of these myelinated fibers has been pointed out in very rare cases of ocular or neuro-ophthalmological pathologies. We report such a regression, identified after a six-year period, in one case of primary open-angle glaucoma.
January 2, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052435/lumbar-spine-postures-in-marines-during-simulated-operational-positions
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David B Berry, Ana E Rodríguez-Soto, Jeannie Su, Sara P Gombatto, Bahar Shahidi, Laura Palombo, Christine Chung, Andrew Jensen, Karen R Kelly, Samuel R Ward
Low back pain has a 70% higher prevalence in members of the armed forces than in the general population, possibly due to the loads and positions soldiers experience during training and combat. Although the influence of heavy load carriage on standing lumbar spine posture in this population is known, postures in other operationally relevant positions are unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to characterize the effect of simulated military operational positions under relevant loading conditions on global and local lumbar spine postures in active duty male US Marines...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043848/surgical-treatment-of-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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REVIEW
P Guigui, E Ferrero
Degenerative spondylolisthesis is a common pathology, often causing lumbar canal stenosis. There is, however, no strong consensus regarding the various medical and surgical treatments available. Surgery is indicated mainly for perceived functional impairment; when the indication is accepted, several questions determine the choice of surgical strategy. Improvement in neurological symptoms is one of the main treatment objectives. For this, it is useful to perform radicular decompression. Some authors recommend indirect decompression by interbody fusion (ALIF, TLIF, XLIF), others by means of an interspinous spacer but the most frequent technique is direct posterior decompression...
December 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029908/pathology-of-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#16
Hershel R Patel, Curtis E Margo
Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) describes a state of hypoxic injury of the optic nerve. Clinically, ION is divided into anterior and posterior forms defined by the presence or absence of optic disc swelling, respectively. It is further classified as arteritic when secondary to vasculitis, and nonarteritic when not. The site of vascular occlusion for anterior ION from giant cell arteritis is the short posterior ciliary arteries, but mechanical vascular obstruction does not play a role in most nonarteritic cases...
January 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028952/mastalgia-due-to-degenerative-changes-of-the-spine
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Okay Pirti, Aziz M Barlas, Serdar Kuru, Selim Temel, Mustafa K Urhan, Kemal Kismet, Adnan Hasanoglu, Osman Guler
BACKGROUND: Mastalgia is a common and enigmatic condition; the cause and optimal treatment are still inadequately defined. Cervical radiculopathy, which is the result of cervical nerve root pathology often caused by spaceoccupying lesions such as cervical disc herniation, spondylosis, or osteophytosis, is frequently encountered in physical therapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence of vertebral pathologies in patients with non-cyclic mastalgia and the efficacy of conservative treatment of these pathologies on relieving breast pain...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027828/prognosis-and-adjacent-segment-disease-after-lumbar-spinal-fusion-surgery-for-destructive-spondyloarthropathy-in-long-term-hemodialysis-patients
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Keishi Maruo, Tokuhide Moriyama, Toshiya Tachibana, Shinichi Inoue, Fumihiro Arizumi, Kazuki Kusuyama, Shinichi Yoshiya
BACKGROUND: Lumbar destructive spondyloarthropathy (DSA) is a serious complication in long-term hemodialysis patients. There have not been many reports regarding the surgical management for lumbar DSA. In addition, the adjacent segment pathology after lumbar fusion surgery for DSA is unclear. The objective of this study was to assess the clinical outcome and occurrence of adjacent segmental disease (ASD) after lumbar instrumented fusion surgery for DSA in long-term hemodialysis patients...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024891/transdural-herniated-lumbar-disc-disease-with-muscle-patch-for-closure-of-durotomy-a-brief-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Harsha A Huliyappa, Rakesh Kumar Singh, Sunil Kumar Singh, Manish Jaiswal, Somil Jaiswal, Chhitij Srivastava, Balkrishna Ojha, Anil Chandra, Satnam Chhabra
PURPOSE: Intradural migration of disc (IDMD) is a rare clinical entity accounting for 0.27-0.33% of all herniated disc diseases. Flimsy or dense adhesion between the ventral dural surface and the opposing posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) is the principal pathology for intradural migrated disc. The most commonly affected lumbar segments are L4-5 (55%), L3-4 (16%), L5-S1 (10%) and less commonly L2L3 and L1L2. No imaging feature is characteristic and the management protocol of durotomy via an endoscopic method is unclear...
December 15, 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019241/a-regenerative-approach-towards-recovering-the-mechanical-properties-of-degenerated-intervertebral-discs-genipin-and-platelet-rich-plasma-therapies
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Mohammad Nikkhoo, Jaw-Lin Wang, Masoud Abdollahi, Yu-Chun Hsu, Mohamad Parnianpour, Kinda Khalaf
Degenerative disc disease, associated with discrete structural changes in the peripheral annulus and vertebral endplate, is one of the most common pathological triggers of acute and chronic low back pain, significantly depreciating an individual's quality of life and instigating huge socioeconomic costs. Novel emerging therapeutic techniques are hence of great interest to both research and clinical communities alike. Exogenous crosslinking, such as Genipin, and platelet-rich plasma therapies have been recently demonstrated encouraging results for the repair and regeneration of degenerated discs, but there remains a knowledge gap regarding the quantitative degree of effectiveness and particular influence on the mechanical properties of the disc...
December 1, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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