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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535546/cost-utility-analysis-of-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-injections-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-central-spinal-stenosis-and-axial-or-discogenic-low-back-pain
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Ramsin M Benyamin, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Cost utility or cost effective analysis continues to take center stage in the United States for defining and measuring the value of treatments in interventional pain management. Appropriate cost utility analysis has been performed for caudal epidural injections, percutaneous adhesiolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. However, the literature pertaining to lumbar interlaminar epidural injections is lacking, specifically in reference to cost utility analysis derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a pragmatic approach in a practical setting...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534699/association-of-adipokines-interleukin-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-concentrations-with-clinical-characteristics-and-presence-of-spinal-syndesmophytes-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Laura Gonzalez-Lopez, Nicte S Fajardo-Robledo, A Miriam Saldaña-Cruz, Inocente V Moreno-Sandoval, David Bonilla-Lara, Soraya Zavaleta-Muñiz, Arnulfo Hernan Nava-Zavala, Paulina Hernandez-Cuervo, Alberto Rocha-Muñoz, Norma Alejandra Rodriguez-Jimenez, Maria L Vazquez-Villegas, J Francisco Muñoz-Valle, Mario Salazar-Paramo, Ernesto G Cardona-Muñoz, Jorge I Gamez-Nava
Objective To identify correlations of the serum leptin, adiponectin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) concentrations with the clinical characteristics, presence of spinal syndesmophytes, and body composition in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods Forty-eight patients with AS were compared with 41 sex- and age-matched controls. Assessment included clinical characteristics and the presence of spinal syndesmophytes. The serum leptin, adiponectin, TNF-α, and IL-6 concentrations were determined...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526287/functional-analyses-of-the-primate-upper-cervical-vertebral-column
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Thierra K Nalley, Neysa Grider-Potter
Recent work has highlighted functional correlations between direct measures of head and neck posture and primate cervical bony morphology. Primates with more horizontal necks exhibit middle and lower cervical vertebral features that indicate increased mechanical advantage for deep nuchal musculature and mechanisms for column curvature formation and maintenance. How features of the C1 and C2 reflect quantified measures of posture have yet to be examined. This study incorporates bony morphology from the upper cervical levels from 20 extant primate species in order to investigate further how posture correlates with cervical vertebrae morphology...
June 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525663/management-of-male-and-female-neurogenic-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-spinal-cord-injured-sci-patients-using-adjustable-continence-therapy
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Enrico Ammirati, Alberto Manassero, Alessandro Giammò, Roberto Carone
INTRODUCTION: Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is an option for the treatment of neurogenic stress urinary incontinence (nSUI), but complications and re-operation rates are high, and there is no clear indication from guidelines (1). The aim of our study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a less invasive continence device in neurogenic population: Adjustable Continence Therapy ProACT/ACT®. METHODS: We retrospectively includedpatients with spinal cord injuries in this study, complaining of nSUI and treated at our Institution with Pro-ACT/ACT® implantation...
May 16, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523940/delay-in-estrogen-commencement-is-associated-with-lower-bone-mineral-density-in-turner-syndrome
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H H Nguyen, P Wong, B J Strauss, G Jones, P R Ebeling, F Milat, A Vincent
OBJECTIVE: Turner syndrome (TS) is associated with hypogonadism, osteoporosis and fractures. We investigated the prevalence and risk factors for low bone density and fractures in a TS cohort. METHODS: We included 76 TS patients (median age 28.5 years) attending a tertiary hospital between 1998 and 2015 who underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Spine and femoral neck (FN) areal bone mineral density (aBMD) were compared with those of a control group. To adjust for smaller bone size, bone mineral apparent density (BMAD) was calculated...
May 19, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508888/association-among-practice-frequency-on-depression-and-stress-among-competitive-us-male-wheelchair-rugby-athletes-with-tetraplegia
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S L Silveira, T Ledoux, M Cottingham, D C Hernandez
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether frequency of training is related to self-reported lower psychological distress, defined as depressive symptomology and perceived stress, among the US male wheelchair rugby athletes with tetraplegia. SETTING: United States. METHODS: Survey data were collected on a convenience sample at wheelchair rugby tournaments from January-April 2016. Participants self-reported depressive symptomology (CES-D-10), perceived stress scale (PSS), and frequency of rugby practice...
May 16, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498290/the-relationship-between-mri-signal-intensity-changes-clinical-presentation-and-surgical-outcome-in-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-analysis-of-a-global-cohort
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Aria Nouri, Allan R Martin, So Kato, Hamed Reihani-Kermani, Lauren E Riehm, Michael G Fehlings
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospective data OBJECTIVE.: To assess the relationship between MRI signal intensity changes, clinical presentation, and surgical outcome in degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Several studies have sought to assess the extent of spinal cord dysfunction and the potential for postoperative neurological recovery through the evaluation of spinal cord signal change on T2-weighted (T2WI) and T1-weighted images (T1WI)...
May 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497224/bone-density-microarchitecture-and-material-strength-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-at-the-time-of-kidney-transplantation
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M J Pérez-Sáez, S Herrera, D Prieto-Alhambra, L Vilaplana, X Nogués, M Vera, D Redondo-Pachón, M Mir, R Güerri, M Crespo, A Díez-Pérez, J Pascual
Bone health is assessed by bone mineral density (BMD). Other techniques such as trabecular bone score and microindentation could improve the risk of fracture's estimation. Our chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients presented worse bone health (density, microarchitecture, mechanical properties) than controls. More than BMD should be done to evaluate patients at risk of fracture. INTRODUCTION: BMD measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used to assess bone health in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients...
May 11, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493787/impact-of-therapy-on-recovery-during-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Catherine Truchon, Nader Fallah, Argelio Santos, Joëlle Vachon, Vanessa K Noonan, Christiana L Cheng
Evidence-based planning of rehabilitation interventions is important to improving cost efficiency while maintaining patient and system outcomes. This paper aims to explore the relationship between rehabilitation therapy, functional outcome, bed utilization, and care costs after traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). A retrospective review of 262 persons with tSCI admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility from 2005-2011 was conducted. Treatment variables and outcome measures included length of stay (LOS), days to rehabilitation (onset), hours and intensity of therapy, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492861/vena-cava-filter-use-in-trauma-and-rates-of-pulmonary-embolism-2003-2015
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Alan D Cook, Brian W Gross, Turner M Osler, Katelyn J Rittenhouse, Eric H Bradburn, Steven R Shackford, Frederick B Rogers
Importance: Vena cava filter (VCF) placement for pulmonary embolism (PE) prophylaxis in trauma is controversial. Limited research exists detailing trends in VCF use and occurrence of PE over time. Objective: To analyze state and nationwide temporal trends in VCF placement and PE occurrence from 2003 to 2015 using available data sets. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective trauma cohort study was conducted using data from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS) (461 974 patients from 2003 to 2015), the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) (5 755 095 patients from 2003 to 2014), and the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) (24 449 476 patients from 2003 to 2013) databases...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488560/-the-effects-of-severe-and-very-severe-injuries
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H R Holtslag, E F van Beeck, J A Haagsma, M Olff
- The effects of severe injuries can be charted using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model and the burden of disease model, in which the burden of disease is expressed in 'disability-adjusted life years' (DALYs). - Severe accidents cause 10 DALYs per 1000 people, which is comparable with the burden of disease of mood disorders and lung cancer.- In the Netherlands, severe injury victims are often males aged < 40 years, who are often injured in road traffic accidents...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487116/patient-education-and-anesthesia-choice-for-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Nabil M Elkassabany, Daniel Abraham, Stephanie Hunag, Brandon Kase, Finnah Pio Mhms, Eric Hume, Craig Israelite, Jiabin Liu
OBJECTIVES: Spinal anesthesia (SA) for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) may be associated with better patients' outcomes. This study aims to assess the association between preoperative education about the advantage of SA over general anesthesia (GA) for TKA and the likelihood of patient choice of NA. METHODS: Patients undergoing unilateral primary TKA were identified. Type of anesthesia (GA or SA), attendance of the (joints class), patient demographics, ASA status, anticoagulation status, and diagnosis of back problems were recoded...
April 29, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486687/analysis-of-national-rates-cost-and-sources-of-cost-variation-in-adult-spinal-deformity
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Corinna C Zygourakis, Caterina Y Liu, Malla Keefe, Christopher Moriates, John Ratliff, R Adams Dudley, Ralph Gonzales, Praveen V Mummaneni, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest significant variation in cost for spine surgery, but there has been little research in this area for spinal deformity. OBJECTIVE: To determine the utilization, cost, and factors contributing to cost for spinal deformity surgery. METHODS: The cohort comprised 55 599 adults who underwent spinal deformity fusion in the 2001 to 2013 National Inpatient Sample database. Patient variables included age, gender, insurance, median income of zip code, county population, severity of illness, mortality risk, number of comorbidities, length of stay, elective vs nonelective case...
May 9, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485383/validity-of-one-repetition-maximum-predictive-equations-in-men-with-spinal-cord-injury
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F Ribeiro Neto, P Guanais, E Dornelas, A C B Coutinho, R R G Costa
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed (a) to test the cross-validation of current one-repetition maximum (1RM) predictive equations in men with spinal cord injury (SCI); (b) to compare the current 1RM predictive equations to a newly developed equation based on the 4- to 12-repetition maximum test (4-12RM). SETTING: SARAH Rehabilitation Hospital Network, Brasilia, Brazil. METHODS: Forty-five men aged 28...
May 9, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479522/central-sensitization-inventory-as-a-predictor-of-worse-quality-of-life-measures-and-increased-length-of-stay-following-spinal-fusion
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E Emily Bennett, Kevin M Walsh, Nicolas R Thompson, Ajit A Krishnaney
BACKGROUND: Central sensitization (CS) is an abnormal and intense enhancement of pain mechanism by the central nervous system. Patients with CS may be at higher risk of poor outcomes following spinal fusion. The Central Sensitivity Inventory or Index (CSI) was developed to identify and quantify key symptoms related to CS. METHODS: Evaluate retrospectively pretreatment CSI as a predictor of post-operative quality of life (QOL) measures, length of stay (LOS), and discharge status in patients who underwent thoracic and/or lumbar fusion...
May 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472894/resting-energy-expenditure-in-male-athletes-with-a-spinal-cord-injury
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Fiona E Pelly, Elizabeth M Broad, Natalie Stuart, Mark A Holmes
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there are differences in the resting energy expenditure (REE) and body composition of athletes with a spinal cord injury (SCI) compared to active able-bodied controls. DESIGN: In this cross sectional study, male athletes with a SCI were compared to active able-bodied controls matched for age, stretch stature and body mass. In addition, the accuracy of standard REE prediction equations in estimating REE was assessed. PARTICIPANTS: Seven male wheelchair athletes with a SCI and six matched active able-bodied controls volunteered to participate...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470441/spinal-pain-and-co-occurrence-with-stress-and-general-well-being-among-young-adolescents-a-study-within-the-danish-national-birth-cohort
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Sandra Elkjær Stallknecht, Katrine Strandberg-Larsen, Lise Hestbæk, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
This study aims to describe the patterns in low back, mid back, and neck pain complaints in young adolescents from the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) and to investigate the co-occurrence of spinal pain and stress and general well-being, respectively. Cross-sectional data from the 11-year follow-up of DNBC were used. As part of a web-based survey, a total of 45,371 young adolescents between 10 and 14 years old completed the Young Spine Questionnaire, the Stress in Children Questionnaire, and a one-item question on general well-being...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469937/fat-metaplasia-on-mri-of-the-sacroiliac-joints-increases-the-propensity-for-disease-progression-in-the-spine-of-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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W P Maksymowych, S Wichuk, P Chiowchanwisawakit, R G Lambert, S J Pedersen
OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that fat metaplasia on MRI of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) increases the propensity for new bone formation in the spine of patients with spondyloarthritis. METHODS: We assessed baseline T1-weighted and short τ inversion recovery SIJ MRIs from patients in the Follow Up Research Cohort in Ankylosing Spondylitis (FORCAST). Radiographic progression was assessed using the modified Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spine Score (mSASSS). Structural and inflammatory lesions were scored using the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) SIJ structural and SPARCC SIJ inflammation scores, respectively...
2017: RMD Open
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462934/health-care-utilization-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-part-2-determinants-geographic-variation-and-comparison-with-the-general-population
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E Ronca, A Scheel-Sailer, H G Koch, A Gemperli
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES: To investigate annual rates and geographic variation of health care utilization in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), and to identify factors associated with health care utilization. SETTING: Community setting, entire country of Switzerland. METHODS: Annual rates of planned and emergency visits to the general practitioner (GP), planned and emergency outpatient clinic visits and in-patient hospitalizations were compared between individuals with chronic SCI, over 16 years of age residing in Switzerland between late 2011 and early 2013 and a population sample (2012) of the Swiss general population...
May 2, 2017: Spinal Cord
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