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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718697/pain-drawings-predict-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-for-degenerative-disc-disease-in-the-cervical-spine
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Anna MacDowall, Yohan Robinson, Martin Skeppholm, Claes Olerud
INTRODUCTION: Pain drawings have been frequently used in the preoperative evaluation of spine patients. For lumbar conditions comprehensive research has established both the reliability and predictive value, but for the cervical spine most of this knowledge is lacking. The aims of this study were to validate pain drawings for the cervical spine, and to investigate the predictive value for treatment outcome of four different evaluation methods. METHODS: We carried out a post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial, comparing cervical disc replacement to fusion for radiculopathy related to degenerative disc disease...
July 18, 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715798/bone-mineral-density-in-women-living-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-and-intact-testes-or-removed-gonads
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Silvano Bertelloni, Maria C Meriggiola, Elenora Dati, Antonio Balsamo, Giampiero I Baroncelli
Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is due to complete androgen resistance in androgen-dependent tissues. Since androgens are involved in growth, development, and mass maintenance of the skeleton, bone health may be a relevant clinical issue for improving quality of life of women living with CAIS. Bone mineral density (BMD) in women with CAIS and intact gonads has been reported in a normal range, although exceptions are known showing a low BMD mainly at the lumbar level. In women with CAIS and removed gonads, BMD is usually reduced at both the lumbar spine and femoral neck...
July 18, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694216/an-analysis-of-radiographic-parameters-comparison-between-lumbar-spine-latericumbent-and-full-length-lateral-standing-radiographs
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Zhiwei Yang, Fang Xie, Jianxin Zhang, Zhuowen Liang, Zhe Wang, Xueyu Hu, Zhuojing Luo
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The lumbar spine latericumbent and full-length lateral standing radiographs are most commonly used to assess lumbar disorder. However, there are few literatures regarding the difference and correlation of the sagittal parameters between the two shooting positions. PURPOSE: To investigate the difference of sagittal parameters in spine lateral radiographs between latericumbent and upright positions, identify the correlation and establish a preliminary linear fitting formula...
July 7, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679056/self-healing-dynamic-hydrogel-as-injectable-shock-absorbing-artificial-nucleus-pulposus
#4
Adrián Pérez-San Vicente, Marianna Peroglio, Manuela Ernst, Pablo Casuso, Iraida Loinaz, Hans-Jürgen Grande, Mauro Alini, David Eglin, Damien Dupin
The intervertebral discs (IVDs) provide unique flexibility to the spine and exceptional shock absorbing properties under impact. The inner core of the IVD, the nucleus pulposus (NP) is responsible for this adaptive behavior. Herein, we evaluate an injectable, self-healing dynamic hydrogel (DH) based on gold(I)-thiolate/disulfide (Au-S/SS) exchange as NP replacement in a spine motion segment model. For the first time, we report the application of dynamic covalent hydrogels inside biological tissues. The dynamic exchange between Au-S species and disulfide bonds (SS) resulted in self-healing ability and frequency-dependent stiffness of the hydrogel, which was also confirmed in spine motion segments...
July 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676980/clinical-and-radiological-outcome-at-10-years-of-follow-up-after-total-cervical-disc-replacement
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Christoph Mehren, Franziska Heider, Christoph J Siepe, Bernhard Zillner, Ralph Kothe, Andreas Korge, H Michael Mayer
PURPOSE: Previous studies have demonstrated that total cervical disc replacement (cTDR) represents a viable treatment alternative to the 'gold standard' anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for the treatment of well-defined cervical pathologies at short- and mid-term follow-up (FU). However, the implementation and acceptance of a non-fusion philosophy is closely associated with its avoidance of adjacent segment degeneration. Proof of the functional sustainability and clinical improvement of symptoms at long-term FU is still pending...
July 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651520/surgical-anesthesia-with-a-combination-of-t12-paravertebral-block-and-lumbar-plexus-sacral-plexus-block-for-hip-replacement-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-care-compliant-4-case-reports
#6
Xijian Ke, Ji Li, Yong Liu, Xi Wu, Wei Mei
BACKGROUND: Anesthesia management for patients with severe ankylosing spondylitis scheduled for total hip arthroplasty is challenging due to a potential difficult airway and difficult neuraxial block. We report 4 cases with ankylosing spondylitis successfully managed with a combination of lumbar plexus, sacral plexus and T12 paravertebral block. CASE PRESENTATION: Four patients were scheduled for total hip arthroplasty. All of them were diagnosed as severe ankylosing spondylitis with rigidity and immobilization of cervical and lumbar spine and hip joints...
June 26, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649466/the-venice-specimen-of-ouranosaurus-nigeriensis-dinosauria-ornithopoda
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Filippo Bertozzo, Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia, Matteo Fabbri
Ouranosaurus nigeriensis is an iconic African dinosaur taxon that has been described on the basis of two nearly complete skeletons from the Lower Cretaceous Gadoufaoua locality of the Ténéré desert in Niger. The entire holotype and a few bones attributed to the paratype formed the basis of the original description by Taquet (1976). A mounted skeleton that appears to correspond to O. nigeriensis has been on public display since 1975, exhibited at the Natural History Museum of Venice. It was never explicitly reported whether the Venice specimen represents a paratype and therefore, the second nearly complete skeleton reported in literature or a third unreported skeleton...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648218/innovative-information-technology-powered-population-health-care-management-improves-outcomes-and-reduces-hospital-readmissions-and-emergency-department-visits
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Sharon Anderson, Michele Campbell, Donna Mahoney, Ann Kathryn Muther, Janice Nevin, Patricia Resnik, Tabassum Salam, Terri Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic conditions are often the most frequent users of health care. Moreover, adapting to developments in one's illness, understanding how to self-manage a chronic illness, and sharing information between primary care and specialty providers, can be a full-time job for someone with a chronic illness. In response to these challenges, Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Delaware) developed Care Link, an information technology (IT)-enhanced care management support to enable populations of patients to achieve better clinical outcomes at lower cost...
July 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632563/why-lumbar-artificial-disk-replacements-ladrs-fail
#9
Kenneth Pettine, Robert Ryu, Fernando Techy
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To determine why artificial disk replacements (ADRs) fail by examining results of 91 patients in FDA studies performed at a single investigational device exemption (IDE) site with minimum 2-year follow-up. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients following lumbar ADR generally achieve their 24-month follow-up results at 3 months postoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Every patient undergoing ADR at 1 IDE site by 2 surgeons was evaluated for clinical success...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607814/chiari-i-malformation-and-syringomyelia-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-hurler-syndrome-treated-with-posterior-fossa-decompression-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vyacheslav Makler, Christina L Goldstein, Daniel Hoernschemeyer, Tomoko Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Hurler Syndrome is the most severe phenotype of mucopolysaccharidosis type I. With bone marrow transplant and enzyme replacement therapy, the life expectancy of a child with Hurler syndrome has been extended, predisposing them to multiple musculoskeletal issues most commonly involving the spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: This is the case report of a 6-year-old male with Hurler syndrome who was diagnosed with Chiari I malformation and cervicothoracic syringomyelia on a preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for his thoracolumbar kyphosis...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597366/finite-element-model-predicts-the-biomechanical-performance-of-cervical-disc-replacement-and-fusion-hybrid-surgery-with-various-geometry-of-ball-and-socket-artificial-disc
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Yang Li, Guy R Fogel, Zhenhua Liao, Weiqiang Liu
PURPOSE: Few finite element studies have investigated changes in cervical biomechanics with various prosthesis design parameters using hybrid surgery (HS), and none have investigated those combined different HS strategies. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of ball-and-socket prosthesis geometry on the biomechanical performance of the cervical spine combined with two HS constructs. METHODS: Two HS strategies were conducted: (1) ACDF at C4-C5 and anterior cervical disc replacement (ACDR) at C5-C6 (ACDF/ACDR), and (2) ACDR/ACDF...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591464/risk-of-low-bone-mineral-density-in-testicular-germ-cell-cancer-survivors-association-with-hypogonadism-and-treatment-modality
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S Isaksson, K Bogefors, K Åkesson, L Egund, J Bobjer, I Leijonhufvud, A Giwercman
The cure rate of testicular cancer exceeds 95%, but testicular cancer survivors (TCS) are at increased risk of hypogonadism (HG). It has been suggested that TCS have reduced bone mineral density (BMD), but it is unclear whether this is related to HG or a direct effect of cancer therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether TCS have decreased BMD, and if BMD is related to HG and/or the cancer treatment given. We investigated 91 TCS (mean age at diagnosis: 31 years; mean 9.3 years follow-up) and equal number of age matched controls (mean age at inclusion 40...
June 7, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582418/an-in-vivo-comparison-study-in-goats-for-a-novel-motion-preserving-cervical-joint-system
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Jie Qin, Chenguang Zhao, Dong Wang, Bo Zhao, Jun Dong, Haopeng Li, Rongxia Sang, Shuang Wang, Jiao Fu, Rangrang Kong, Xijing He
Cervical degenerative disease is one of the most common spinal disorders worldwide, especially in older people. Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) is a useful method for the surgical treatment of multi-level cervical degenerative disease. Anterior cervical disc replacement (ACDR) is considered as an alternative surgical method. However, both methods have drawbacks, particularly the neck motion decrease observed after arthrodesis, and arthroplasty should only be performed on patients presenting with cervical disc disease but without any vertebral body disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576710/evaluation-of-screw-placement-accuracy-in-circumferential-lumbar-arthrodesis-utilizing-robotic-assistance-and-intra-operative-flat-panel-ct
#14
Louis Chenin, Cyrille Capel, Anthony Fichten, Johann Peltier, Michel Lefranc
BACKGROUND: Neuronavigation has become a common means of placing pedicle screws in vertebral arthrodesis, since it reduces the incidence of complications related to poor screw positioning. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of pedicle screw placement during lumbar arthrodesis performed with the new ROSA® Spine robot and intraoperative flat-panel CT (fpCT) guidance. METHODS: We performed a descriptive, observational, retrospective, single-center study of patients having undergone transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for degenerative pathologies using the ROSA® Spine robot and intraoperative fpCT guidance...
May 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564667/rhode-island-hospital-s-contribution-to-the-field-of-endoscopic-spine-surgery
#15
Albert E Telfeian, Adetokunbo A Oyelese, Ziya L Gokaslan
The first academic program in endoscopic spine surgery in the United States opened its doors at Rhode Island Hospital in 2012. Published advances in the field since its inception have included treatments for a myriad of pathologies including lumbar and thoracic disc herniations, spondylolisthesis, spine tumors as well as treatments for complications of other spinal procedures including spinal fusion, kyphoplasty, and total disc replacement. In this issue of the Rhode Island Medical Journal we summarize the history of the procedure as well as some of the interesting progress going on in this field in Rhode Island...
June 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560030/thoracolumbar-epidural-anaesthesia-with-0-5-bupivacaine-with-or-without-methadone-in-goats
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Priscila Dos Santos Silva, Paulo Fantinato-Neto, André Nicolai Elias Silva, Eduardo Harry Birgel Junior, Adriano Bonfim Carregaro
BACKGROUND: Epidural anaesthesia is one of the most commonly used locoregional techniques in ruminants. The lumbosacral epidural technique is reasonably easy to perform and requires low volumes of local anaesthetic drug to allow procedures caudal to the umbilicus. However, surgical procedures in the flank of the animal would require an increased volume of drugs. The anaesthetized area provided by thoracic epidural technique is larger than the lumbosacral technique; however the former is rather challenging to perform...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528359/anatomic-basis-of-le-fort-1-impaction-osteotomy-a-radiological-study
#17
Rivka Bendrihem, Christian Vacher, Audrey Fohlen, Jean-Pierre Pelage
PURPOSE: In Le Fort 1 osteotomy when a maxillary impaction is necessary, surgeons have to face different anatomical problems. (1) To determine the best bone resection route, they have to consider the situation of dental roots, infraorbital foramen and maxillary artery. (2) In case of Le Fort 1 osteotomy combined with a mandibular sagittal split osteotomy, the palate has to be replaced in horizontal position although there is no anatomical landmark. (3) In case of Gummy smiles, it can be due to either long face or short upper lip...
May 20, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525481/comparison-of-the-clinical-and-radiographic-results-between-cervical-artificial-disk-replacement-and-anterior-cervical-fusion-a-6-year-prospective-nonrandomized-comparative-study
#18
Wei Tian, Kai Yan, Xiao Han, Jie Yu, Peihao Jin, Xiaoguang Han
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term clinical and radiographic results of cervical artificial disk replacement (CADR) and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and to provide our evidence if CADR could reduce adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CADR is widely used in spine surgery today. Despite the short-term results of it having been ascertained, the long-term results are still under observation...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525473/is-total-disk-replacement-a-cost-effective-treatment-for-cervical-degenerative-disk-disease
#19
Bernd Wiedenhöfer, Joachim Nacke, Mike Stephan, Wiltrud Richter, Claus Carstens, Markus Eichler
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness and clinical outcome of motion-preserving versus fusion procedures in cervical spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: During the last decade there has been a huge growth in spine surgery with a concurrent increase in the economic burden. Currently, there appear to be no differences in clinical outcome between cervical total disk replacement (TDR) and spinal fusion (SF)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525471/cervical-disk-replacement-with-discover-versus-fusion-in-a-single-level-cervical-disk-disease-a-prospective-single-center-randomized-trial-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
#20
Marjan Rožanković, Sergej M Marasanov, Miroslav Vukić
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical outcome after Discover arthroplasty versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in patients treated for symptomatic single-level cervical disk disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is still the gold standard for surgical treatment of cervical spine degenerative disk disease. However, results of many studies suggest that it may cause degenerative changes at levels immediately above and below the fusion, known as adjacent segment degenerative disease...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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