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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437354/complete-spondylectomy-using-orthogonal-spinal-fixation-and-combined-anterior-and-posterior-approaches-for-thoracolumbar-spinal-reconstruction-technical-nuances-and-clinical-results
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Hasan A Zaidi, Al-Wala Awad, Curtis A Dickman
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term efficacy of 2-stage total en bloc spondylectomy (TES). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: TES is a well-described technique to achieve tumor-free margins, but it is a highly destabilizing procedure that necessitates spinal reconstruction. A 2-stage anterior/posterior approach for tumor resection and instrumentation has been shown to be biomechanically superior to the single-stage approach in achieving rigid fixation, but few clinical studies with long-term outcomes exist...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435906/low-back-pain-in-older-adults-risk-factors-management-options-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Arnold Yl Wong, Jaro Karppinen, Dino Samartzis
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years or older. While most causes of LBP among older adults are non-specific and self-limiting, seniors are prone to develop certain LBP pathologies and/or chronic LBP given their age-related physical and psychosocial changes. Unfortunately, no review has previously summarized/discussed various factors that may affect the effective LBP management among older adults. Accordingly, the objectives of the current narrative review were to comprehensively summarize common causes and risk factors (modifiable and non-modifiable) of developing severe/chronic LBP in older adults, to highlight specific issues in assessing and treating seniors with LBP, and to discuss future research directions...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433725/clinical-characteristics-and-surgical-treatment-of-spinal-paraganglioma-a-case-series-of-18-patients
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Mengchen Yin, Quan Huan, Zhengwang Sun, Shaohui He, Ye Xia, Wen Mo, Junming Ma, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Paraganglioma rarely develops in the spine. With few cases reported, little knowledge about this disease was known. The objective of this study is to illustrate the clinical features, imaging manifestations, pathological appearances and long-term outcomes of the consecutive surgeries by literature review. METHODS: The clinical and follow-up data of 18 patients who were diagnosed of spinal paraganglioma and treated with surgeries in our hospitals from 2003 to 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431716/invasive-medullary-type-a-thymoma-with-recurrent-distant-metastases
#4
Maria Cecilia Mengoli, Lucia Longo, Susanna Varini, Giulio Rossi, Filippo Lococo
Thymomas are rare epithelial mediastinal tumors showing a certain propensity for local and intrathoracic recurrences. Otherwise, extrathoracic metastases are very rarely reported and are usually associated with type B thymomas or thymic carcinomas. We present a challenging patient with an invasive (Masaoka-Koga stage IIb) medullary type A thymoma with recurrent extrathoracic metastases (pulmonary and vertebral localizations occurring 2 and 7 years after the initial radical thymectomy, respectively). Despite type A thymoma being considered a low-grade malignancy with a scarce propensity to recurrence, the present case should alert clinicians to the possibility of bone metastasis...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413557/c2-primary-leiomyoma-in-an-immunocompetent-woman-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mohana Rao Patibandla, Madhukar T Nayak, A K Purohit, Megha Uppin, Sundaram Challa, Gokul Chowdary Addagada, Manisha Nukavarapu
Clinical case report and review of the literature. This is the first case of primary leiomyoma in an immunocompetent woman without previous history of uterine leiomyoma being reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge. Leiomyoma, a type of smooth muscle cell tumor, involving the vertebra is extremely rare. There were very few primary leiomyoma in patients with AIDS or in the immune-suppressed patients. This 48-year-old female came with H/o neck pain, weakness and bladder retention. On examination, tone increased in all four limbs, power on the right side of the limbs 4/5, power on the left upper limb 0/5, lower limb 3/5, left plantar was up going, decreased sensation over the left second cervical vertebra (C2) dermatome and all modalities decreased below C2...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410342/sarcopenia-is-common-in-overweight-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-may-predict-need-for-surgery
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Dawn W Adams, Shelly Gurwara, Heidi J Silver, Sara N Horst, Dawn B Beaulieu, David A Schwartz, Douglas L Seidner
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with altered body composition, such as low muscle mass, which affects clinical outcomes. Body composition changes in overweight patients with IBD are less understood. The study aim was to determine the prevalence of sarcopenic overweight and obese patients in a cohort of patients with IBD starting new anti-tumor necrosis factor-α therapy and examine differences in response. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of patients with IBD starting a new anti-tumor necrosis factor-α medication that had computed tomography within 3 months of initiation...
April 13, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409420/single-fraction-spine-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
#7
Matthew M Gestaut, Nitika Thawani, Sangroh Kim, Veera R Gutti, Sameer Jhavar, Niloyjyoti Deb, Andrew Morrow, Russell A Ward, Jason H Huang, Mehul Patel
This study investigated a single institution's experience with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) directed stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for vertebral metastases. From 2010 to 2014, 95 lesions of spinal metastases in 73 patients were treated with SABR using VMAT. Clinical local control, pain level, and use of steroid medication were employed to evaluate treatment responses. The majority (79%) of patients were treated with a radiation dose of 20 Gy in a single fraction. However, when normal tissue constraints could not be achieved, the dose was reduced to 18 Gy (11%) or 16 Gy (8%) in 1 fraction...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401250/-skeletal-hemangiomas
#8
M Rickert, A Meurer
Hemangiomas are benign tumors, which are mainly composed of neoplastic blood vessels. The exact pathogenesis is still unclear. They are the most common benign spinal tumors and also occur less commonly in the bones of the extremities. Hemangiomas are often clinically asymptomatic and are diagnosed as incidental findings. Women are affected more frequently than men (2:1). The X‑ray and computed tomography (CT) diagnostics typically demonstrate the classical honeycombing or vertically orientated lucencies separated by thickened cancellous bone in the affected skeletal section...
April 11, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396950/giant-cell-tumor-of-the-thoracic-spine-completely-removed-by-total-spondylectomy-after-neoadjuvant-denosumab-therapy
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Noritaka Yonezawa, Hideki Murakami, Satoshi Kato, Akihiko Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
PURPOSE: Denosumab, a novel monoclonal antibody that targets the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (RANK) ligand (RANKL), has recently been used to treat patients with giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB). However, few reports have described the clinical results of denosumab therapy for spinal GCTB and evaluated treatment efficacy with respect to the entirety of the resected vertebra after denosumab therapy. METHODS: We present the case of a 51-year-old man with T12 GCTB that was completely removed by a total spondylectomy following 10 courses of neoadjuvant denosumab therapy...
April 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385727/multicenter-clinical-and-imaging-evaluation-of-targeted-radiofrequency-ablation-t-rfa-and-cement-augmentation-of-neoplastic-vertebral-lesions
#10
Melinda Reyes, Mark Georgy, Lorenzo Brook, Orlando Ortiz, Allan Brook, Vikas Agarwal, Mario Muto, Luigi Manfre, Stefano Marcia, Bassem A Georgy
BACKGROUND: Treatment of spinal metastatic lesions by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) before cementation can potentially help in local tumor control and pain relief. This is often limited by access and tumor location. This study reports multicenter clinical and imaging outcomes following targeted RFA (t-RFA) and cement augmentation in neoplastic lesions of the spine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective multicenter study of 49 patients with 72 painful vertebral lesions, evaluated for clinical and imaging outcomes following RFA and cement augmentation of spinal metastatic lesions, was undertaken...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383091/a-new-technique-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-atlantoaxial-instability-c1-lateral-mass-and-c2-3-transfacet-screwing
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Salim Senturk, Goktug Akyoldas, Onur Yaman, Ali Fahir Ozer
AIM: Atlantoaxial instability is a special entity that may be caused by many disorders such as trauma, tumor, arthritis, congenital malformation and infection. Atlantoaxial fixation is needed to provide stability, prevent neurological deficits and correct deformity. The objective of this study is to introduce an alternative technique for the treatment of atlantoaxial instability in patients who have vertebral artery anomaly, anomalous C2 or osteoporosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: C1-2-3 fixation was performed in a 50-years-old, male patient with atlantoaxial instability due to os odontoideum...
March 9, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382457/expression-and-function-of-uc-160-a-transcribed-ultraconserved-region-in-gastric-cancer
#12
Ririno Honma, Keisuke Goto, Naoya Sakamoto, Yohei Sekino, Kazuhiro Sentani, Naohide Oue, Wataru Yasui
BACKGROUND: Transcribed ultraconserved regions (T-UCRs) are a novel class of noncoding RNAs that are highly conserved among the orthologous regions in most vertebrates. It has been reported that T-UCRs have distinct signatures in human cancers. We previously discovered the downregulation of T-UCR expression in gastric cancer (GC), indicating that T-UCRs could play an important role in GC biology. Uc.160+, a T-UCR reported to be downregulated in human cancer, has not been examined in GC...
April 5, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366834/the-wilms-tumor-protein-wt1-stimulates-transcription-of-the-gene-encoding-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-5-igfbp5
#13
Miriam Müller, Anja Bondke Persson, Katharina Krueger, Karin M Kirschner, Holger Scholz
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding proteins (IGFBPs) constitute a family of six secreted proteins that regulate the signaling of insulin-like growth factors (IGFs). IGFBP5 is the most conserved family member in vertebrates and the major IGF binding protein in bone. IGFBP5 is required for normal development of the musculoskeletal system, and various types of cancer frequently express high levels of IGFP5. Here we identify the gene encoding IGFBP5 as a novel downstream target of the Wilms tumor protein WT1...
March 30, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363635/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-gsk3-regulates-tnf-production-and-haemocyte-phagocytosis-in-the-immune-response-of-chinese-mitten-crab-eriocheir-sinensis
#14
Xiaowei Li, Zhihao Jia, Weilin Wang, Lingling Wang, Zhaoqun Liu, Bin Yang, Yunke Jia, Xiaorui Song, Qilin Yi, Limei Qiu, Linsheng Song
Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) is a serine/threonine protein kinase firstly identified as a regulator of glycogen synthesis. Recently, it has been proved to be a key regulator of the immune reaction. In the present study, a GSK3 homolog gene (designated as EsGSK3) was cloned from Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. The open reading frame (ORF) was 1824 bp, which encoded a predicted polypeptide of 607 amino acids. There was a conserved Serine/Threonine Kinase domain and a DNA binding domain found in EsGSK3...
March 29, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359283/differentiated-resistance-training-of-the-paravertebral-muscles-in-patients-with-unstable-spinal-bone-metastasis-under-concomitant-radiotherapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-pilot-trial
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Stefan Ezechiel Welte, Joachim Wiskemann, Friederike Scharhag-Rosenberger, Robert Förster, Tilman Bostel, Thomas Bruckner, Ingmar Schlampp, Eva Meyerhof, Tanja Sprave, Nils H Nicolay, Jürgen Debus, Harald Rief
BACKGROUND: Metastatic bone disease is a common and severe complication in patients with advanced cancer. Radiotherapy (RT) has long been established as an effective local treatment for metastatic bone disorder. This study assesses the effects of RT combined with muscle-training exercises in patients with unstable bone metastases of the spinal column from solid tumors. The primary goal of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of muscle-training exercises concomitant to RT. Secondly, quality of life, fatigue, overall and bone survival, and local control will be assessed...
March 31, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355568/a-sequentially-priming-phosphorylation-cascade-activates-the-gliomagenic-transcription-factor-olig2
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Jing Zhou, An-Chi Tien, John A Alberta, Scott B Ficarro, Amelie Griveau, Yu Sun, Janhavee S Deshpande, Joseph D Card, Meghan Morgan-Smith, Wojciech Michowski, Rintaro Hashizume, C David James, Keith L Ligon, William D Snider, Peter Sicinski, Jarrod A Marto, David H Rowitch, Charles D Stiles
During development of the vertebrate CNS, the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor Olig2 sustains replication competence of progenitor cells that give rise to neurons and oligodendrocytes. A pathological counterpart of this developmental function is seen in human glioma, wherein Olig2 is required for maintenance of stem-like cells that drive tumor growth. The mitogenic/gliomagenic functions of Olig2 are regulated by phosphorylation of a triple serine motif (S10, S13, and S14) in the amino terminus...
March 28, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352355/image-guided-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-treatment-of-spinal-metastasis
#17
Ping-Lin Yang, Xi-Jing He, Hao-Peng Li, Quan-Jin Zang, Guo-Yu Wang
In order to provide effective options for minimally invasive treatment of spinal metastases, the present study retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of image-guided minimally invasive percutaneous treatment of spinal metastases. Image-guided percutaneous vertebral body enhancement, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and tumor debulking combined with other methods to strengthen the vertebrae were applied dependent on the indications. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) was used when vertebral body destruction was simple...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351320/promising-therapeutic-role-of-mir-27b-in-tumor
#18
REVIEW
Li Ding, Jie Ni, Fan Yang, Lingli Huang, Heng Deng, Yang Wu, Xuansheng Ding, Jinhai Tang
MicroRNAs are small nonprotein-encoding RNAs ranging from 18 to 25 nucleotides in size and regulate multiple biological pathways via directly targeting a variety of associated genes in cancers. MicroRNA-27b is a highly conserved MicroRNA throughout vertebrates and there are two homologs (hsa-miR-27a and hsa-miR-27b) in humans. MicroRNA-27b is an intragenic microRNA located on chromosome 9q22.1 within the C9orf3 gene, clustering with miR-23b and miR-24-1 in human. As a frequently dysregulated microRNA in human cancers, microRNA-27b could function as a tumor suppressor or an oncogenic microRNA...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350950/spine-oncology-metastatic-spine-tumors
#19
David Choi, Mark Bilsky, Michael Fehlings, Charles Fisher, Ziya Gokaslan
Surgery for spinal metastases remains the mainstay treatment for pain, instability, and neurological deterioration due to tumor infiltration of the spine. However, several new therapies are emerging which may improve outcomes further, and in some cases even replace the need for surgery. We now have a better understanding of which factors influence survival and quality of life after surgery, and this underpins the development and application of new treatments, and assessment of outcome.Depending on genetic subtyping of tumors, novel immunotherapies and chemotherapies may be very effective in prolonging quality of life...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349494/a-solitary-osteochondroma-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Uday Singh Raswan, Abdul Rashid Bhat, Humam Tanki, Nuzhat Samoon, Altaf Rehman Kirmani
INTRODUCTION: Osteochondromas are usually found in the extremities and are rarely seen in the spine. They are most commonly found in the posterior elements of the spine, and intraspinal extension is uncommon. Compressive myelopathy as a presentation of vertebral osteochondroma in a child is a rare entity. METHODS: We report a case of vertebral osteochondroma arising from the lamina of C3 vertebra, presenting with features of compressive myelopathyin a 15 year old boy...
March 27, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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