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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524751/pseudogout-of-the-cervical-and-thoracic-spine-mimicking-infection-after-lumbar-fusion-case-report
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Kelly J Bridges, Carli L Bullis, Ajay Wanchu, Khoi D Than
Pseudogout is a form of acute calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease that typically afflicts the elderly. CPPD commonly involves larger joints, such as the knees, wrists, shoulders, and hips, and has been known to involve the spine. The authors report the case of a 66-year-old woman with a recent history of lumbar laminectomy and fusion who presented 5 weeks postprocedure with a clinical and radiographic picture consistent with multilevel skip lesions involving the cervical and thoracic spine, thoracic discitis, and epidural abscess...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524126/-impact-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-on-life-quality-in-elderly-and-senile-patients-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spine-stenosis
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V S Klimov, I I Vasilenko, A V Evsyukov, E V Amelina
INTRODUCTION: As the life span and proportion of people over 65 years increase, the incidence of degenerative lumbar spine stenosis grows proportionally. Various parameters of the spinopelvic relationships are used to predict surgical treatment outcomes in patients with degenerative spine diseases. There are no unified protocols for evaluation, in terms of the sagittal balance, of surgical treatment outcomes in elderly patients. PURPOSE: To study the impact of sagittal balance parameters on the life quality of elderly and senile patients after surgery for degenerative stenosis of the lumbar spine...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508761/posterior-branches-of-lumbar-spinal-nerves-part-ii-lumbar-facet-syndrome-pathomechanism-symptomatology-and-diagnostic-work-up
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Katarzyna Kozera, Bogdan Ciszek, Paweł Szaro
Posterior branches of the lumbar spinal nerves are the anatomic substrate of pain in the lower back, sacrum and the gluteal area. Such pain may be associated with various pathologies which cause pain in the posterior branches of the lumbar spinal nerves due to entrapment, mechanical irritation or inflammatory reaction and/or degeneration. The posterior branches are of significant functional importance, which is related to the function of the structures they supply, including facet joints, which are the basic biomechanical units of the spine...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508556/impact-of-co-morbidities-on-resource-use-and-adherence-to-guidelines-among-commercially-insured-adults-with-new-visits-for-back-pain
#4
Sean D Rundell, Laura S Gold, Ryan N Hansen, Brian W Bresnahan
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess if co-morbidity is associated with higher use of back-related care and adherence to back pain guidelines. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using administrative claims data from 2007-2011. We included individuals ≥18 years with an index visit for back pain. Co-morbidities were measured 12 months prior to index. Co-morbidity burden was measured using Quan's Co-morbidity Index. Co-morbidities categories were measured using chronic condition indicators from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505029/treatment-options-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-fbss-patients-with-refractory-chronic-pain-an-evidence-based-approach
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Kasra Amirdelfan, Lynn Webster, Lawrence Poree, Vishad Sukul, Porter McRoberts
STUDY DESIGN: A significant number of lumbar post-surgical patients continue to suffer persistent pain and limited function and are termed to have "Failed back surgery syndrome" (FBSS). This review evaluates clinical trial data for the treatment of FBSS patients. OBJECTIVE: Using an evidence-based approach to evaluate FBSS treatments will assist clinicians in choosing the most effective options for FBSS patients. Furthermore, reducing the utilization of less effective therapies may result in substantial financial savings for this patient population...
April 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502411/abdominal-bracing-during-lifting-alters-trunk-muscle-activity-and-body-kinematics
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Pieter Coenen, Amity Campbell, Kevin Kemp-Smith, Peter O'Sullivan, Leon Straker
We assessed whether participants are able to perform abdominal bracing during lifting, and described its effects on trunk muscle activity and body kinematics. Fourteen participants performed 10 lifts (symmetrical lifting of a 15 kg load from floor level), 5 with abdominal bracing and 5 without. Activity of the lumbar multifidus (LM) and internal oblique (IO) muscles, and trunk and lower body kinematics were obtained. During non-bracing lifting, IO activity did not increase beyond rested standing levels (with average muscle activity ranging between 8...
September 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499364/clinical-classification-in-low-back-pain-best-evidence-diagnostic-rules-based-on-systematic-reviews
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Tom Petersen, Mark Laslett, Carsten Juhl
BACKGROUND: Clinical examination findings are used in primary care to give an initial diagnosis to patients with low back pain and related leg symptoms. The purpose of this study was to develop best evidence Clinical Diagnostic Rules (CDR] for the identification of the most common patho-anatomical disorders in the lumbar spine; i.e. intervertebral discs, sacroiliac joints, facet joints, bone, muscles, nerve roots, muscles, peripheral nerve tissue, and central nervous system sensitization...
May 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498074/an-analysis-from-the-quality-outcomes-database-part-1-disability-quality-of-life-and-pain-outcomes-following-lumbar-spine-surgery-predicting-likely-individual-patient-outcomes-for-shared-decision-making
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Matthew J McGirt, Mohamad Bydon, Kristin R Archer, Clinton J Devin, Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, Hui Nian, Frank E Harrell, Theodore Speroff, Robert S Dittus, Sharon E Philips, Christopher I Shaffrey, Kevin T Foley, Anthony L Asher
OBJECTIVE Quality and outcomes registry platforms lie at the center of many emerging evidence-driven reform models. Specifically, clinical registry data are progressively informing health care decision-making. In this analysis, the authors used data from a national prospective outcomes registry (the Quality Outcomes Database) to develop a predictive model for 12-month postoperative pain, disability, and quality of life (QOL) in patients undergoing elective lumbar spine surgery. METHODS Included in this analysis were 7618 patients who had completed 12 months of follow-up...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498069/an-analysis-from-the-quality-outcomes-database-part-2-predictive-model-for-return-to-work-after-elective-surgery-for-lumbar-degenerative-disease
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Anthony L Asher, Clinton J Devin, Kristin R Archer, Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, Mohamad Bydon, Hui Nian, Frank E Harrell, Theodore Speroff, Robert S Dittus, Sharon E Philips, Christopher I Shaffrey, Kevin T Foley, Matthew J McGirt
OBJECTIVE Current costs associated with spine care are unsustainable. Productivity loss and time away from work for patients who were once gainfully employed contributes greatly to the financial burden experienced by individuals and, more broadly, society. Therefore, it is vital to identify the factors associated with return to work (RTW) after lumbar spine surgery. In this analysis, the authors used data from a national prospective outcomes registry to create a predictive model of patients' ability to RTW after undergoing lumbar spine surgery for degenerative spine disease...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495242/the-association-between-the-hospital-consumer-assessment-of-healthcare-providers-and-systems-hcahps-survey-and-real-world-clinical-outcomes-in-lumbar-spine-surgery
#10
Jay M Levin, Robert D Winkelman, Gabriel A Smith, Joseph Tanenbaum, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The patient experience of care as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey is currently used to determine hospital reimbursement. The current literature inconsistently demonstrates an association between patient satisfaction and surgical outcomes. PURPOSE: To determine whether patient satisfaction with hospital experience is associated with better clinical outcomes in lumbar spine surgery...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494796/a-malignant-solitary-fibrous-tumour-arising-from-the-first-lumbar-vertebra-and-mimicking-an-osteosarcoma-a-case-report
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Naoki Oike, Hiroyuki Kawashima, Akira Ogose, Tetsuo Hotta, Toru Hirano, Takashi Ariizumi, Tetsuro Yamagishi, Hajime Umezu, Shoichi Inagawa, Naoto Endo
BACKGROUND: A solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is an unusual neoplasm typically found in soft tissues. Although SFTs can arise in the bones, they very rarely arise in the vertebral arch. Here, we describe a case of a SFT that arose in the vertebral arch of the first lumbar (L1) spinal vertebrae and mimicked osteosarcoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of lower back pain and a lumbar region mass. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a heterogeneously enhanced mass in the L1 vertebral arch...
May 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491486/crest-calcinosis-affecting-the-lumbar-and-cervical-spine-and-the-use-of-minimally-invasive-surgery
#12
Kassem Faraj, Kristin Perez-Cruet, Mick Perez-Cruet
Calcinosis in CREST (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia) syndrome can affect the spinal and paraspinal areas. We present the first case to our knowledge where a CREST syndrome patient required surgery for spinal calcinosis in both the cervical and lumbar areas. A 66-year-old female with a history of CREST syndrome presented with right-sided lower extremity radicular pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed bilateral lumbar masses (5.8 cm on the right, 3...
April 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488095/extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion-in-spinal-revision-surgery-clinical-results-and-complications
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Matteo Formica, Andrea Zanirato, Luca Cavagnaro, Marco Basso, Stefano Divano, Lamberto Felli, Carlo Formica
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To evaluate clinical outcomes and complications of extreme lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) in spinal revision surgery comparing our data with the available literature evidence about other fusion techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients underwent revision surgery with XLIF as interbody fusion technique. Demographic, comorbidity, surgical data, clinical results, and intraoperative and postoperative complications were recorded...
May 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484299/radiologic-diagnosis-of-spondylodiscitis-role-of-magnetic-resonance
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Naser Ramadani, Kreshnike Dedushi, Serbeze Kabashi, Sefedin Mucaj
INTRODUCTION: Study aim is to report the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) features of acute and chronic spontaneous spondylodiscitis. CASE REPORT: 57 year old female, complaining of a fever and longstanding cervical pain worsened during physical therapy. METHODS: MR images were acquired using superconductive magnet 1.5 T, with the following sequences: sagittal PD and T2 TSE, sagittal T1 SE, axial PD and T2 TSE (lumbar spine), axial T2 GRE (cervical spine)...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483706/clinical-classification-criteria-for-radicular-pain-caused-by-lumbar-disc-herniation-the-rapidh-criteria-radicular-pain-caused-by-disc-herniation
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Stéphane Genevay, Delphine S Courvoisier, Kika Konstantinou, Francisco M Kovacs, Marc Marty, James Rainville, Michael Norberg, Jean-François Kaux, Thomas D Cha, Jeffrey N Katz, Steven J Atlas
CONTEXT: Classification criteria are recommended for diseases that lack specific biomarkers in order to improve homogeneity in clinical research studies. Since imaging evidence of lumbar disc herniations (LDH) may not be associated with symptoms, clinical classification criteria based upon patient symptoms and physical examination findings are required. PURPOSE: This study aimed to produce clinical classification criteria to identify patients with radicular pain caused by LDH...
May 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483544/clinical-decision-support-decreases-volume-of-imaging-for-low-back-pain-in-an%C3%A2-urban-emergency-department
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Adam Min, Vivian W Y Chan, Ruben Aristizabal, Ed R Peramaki, David B Agulnik, Nardia Strydom, Damon Ramsey, Bruce B Forster
PURPOSE: To determine whether point-of-care clinical decision support can effectively reduce inappropriate medical imaging of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with low-back pain (LBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center study of lumbar imaging referrals made by 43 emergency physicians at a major acute care center. Each physician saw at least 10 LBP cases in both pre- and post-intervention periods. A point-of-care checklist of accepted red flags for LBP was designed by a working group of physicians and embedded in the computerized order entry form for lumbar imaging...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479791/minimally-invasive-versus-open-spine-surgery-what-does-the-best-evidence-tell-us
#17
Shearwood McClelland, Jeffrey A Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Spine surgery has been transformed significantly by the growth of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures. Easily marketable to patients as less invasive with smaller incisions, MIS is often perceived as superior to traditional open spine surgery. The highest quality evidence comparing MIS with open spine surgery was examined. METHODS: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving MIS versus open spine surgery was performed using the Entrez gateway of the PubMed database for articles published in English up to December 28, 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478791/oblique-intrathecal-injection-in-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-technical-note
#18
Gordon A E Jewett, Daniel Yavin, Perry Dhaliwal, Tara Whittaker, JoyAnne Krupa, Stephan Du Plessis
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) is an efficacious method of providing postoperative analgesia and reducing pain associated complications. Despite adoption in many surgical fields, ITM has yet to become a standard of care in lumbar spine surgery. Spine surgeons' reticence to make use of the technique may in part be attributed to concerns of precipitating a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. METHODS: Herein we describe a method for oblique intrathecal injection during lumbar spine surgery to minimize risk of CSF leak...
May 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473948/purely-ligamentous-flexion-distraction-injury-in-a-five-year-old-child-treated-with-surgical-management
#19
Ryan M Schiedo, William Lavelle, Nathaniel R Ordway, Tarush Rustagi, Mike H Sun
Chance fractures by definition are a type of flexion-distraction injury with concomitant vertebral body fracture. Although uncommon in the pediatric population, they are associated with motor vehicle accidents and typically involve the thoraco-lumbar spine. Injury occurs when the spine rotates about a fixed axis, such as a lap belt. Our case reports the management of a five-year-old girl involved in a head-on collision who suffered a purely ligamentous flexion-distraction injury (Chance-type injury, without bone involvement) at the L2-L3 vertebral level...
April 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469043/prospective-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-mechanical-stability-and-response-to-palliative-radiotherapy-for-symptomatic-spinal-metastases
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Joanne M van der Velden, Anne L Versteeg, Helena M Verkooijen, Charles G Fisher, Edward Chow, F Cumhur Oner, Marco van Vulpen, Lorna Weir, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan
BACKGROUND: A substantial number of patients with spinal metastases experience no treatment effect from palliative radiotherapy. Mechanical spinal instability, due to metastatic disease, could be associated with failed pain control following radiotherapy. This study investigates the relationship between the degree of spinal instability, as defined by the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS), and response to radiotherapy in patients with symptomatic spinal metastases in a multi-institutional cohort...
May 3, 2017: Oncologist
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