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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104539/whole-body-vibration-of-mice-induces-progressive-degeneration-of-intervertebral-discs-associated-with-increased-expression-of-il-1%C3%AE-and-multiple-matrix-degrading-enzymes
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Matthew R McCann, Matthew Veras, Cynthia Yeung, Gurkeet Lalli, Priya Patel, Kristyn M Leitch, David W Holdsworth, S Jeffrey Dixon, Cheryle A Séguin
OBJECTIVE: Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a popular fitness trend based on claims of increased muscle mass, weight-loss and reduced joint pain. Following its original implementation as a treatment to increase bone mass in patients with osteoporosis, WBV has been incorporated into clinical practice for musculoskeletal disorders, including back pain. However, our recent studies revealed damaging effects of WBV on joint health in a murine model. In this report, we examined potential mechanisms underlying disc degeneration following exposure of mice to WBV...
January 16, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104459/validation-of-the-intervertebral-disc-histological-degeneration-score-in-cervical-intervertebral-discs-and-their-endplates
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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 endplates (EP) that lie superiorly and inferiorly to the IVDs and separate them from the adjacent vertebral bodies. With ageing, both IVDs and EPs undergo degeneration. The Histologic Degeneration Score (HDS) is a grading system which 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/28102712/bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-7-mediate-the-anabolic-function-of-nucleus-pulposus-cells-with-discrete-mechanisms
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Victor Yl Leung, Lixiong Zhou, Wai-Kit Tam, Yi Sun, Fengjuan Lv, Guangqian Zhou, Kenneth Mc Cheung
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play roles in promoting cell anabolism, especially extracellular matrix production. The difference between BMP members in their capacity to modulate intervertebral disc cell activity is yet to be defined. BMP-7/OP-1 has been shown to retard disc degeneration. We compared the activity of BMP-7 with BMP-2 on nucleus pulposus (NP) cell phenotype and function, and investigated how they differentially affect the gene expression profiles of signaling cascade components in human NP cells under degenerative states...
January 19, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089899/progression-incidence-and-risk-factors-for-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-a-longitudinal-population-based-cohort-the-wakayama-spine-study
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Masatoshi Teraguchi, Noriko Yoshimura, Hiroshi Hashizume, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroyuki Oka, Akihito Minamide, Keiji Nagata, Yuyu Ishimoto, Ryohei Kagotani, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Sakae Tanaka, Toru Akune, Kozo Nakamura, Shigeyuki Muraki, Munehito Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the progression, incidence, and risk factors for intervertebral disc degeneration (DD) throughout the lumbar spine using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a large population-based cohort. METHODS: We followed up 617 subjects for more than 4 years as part of the Wakayama Spine Study. 1) "Progression of DD" in each of the entire, upper (L1/2 to L3/4) and lower (L4/5 and L5/S1) lumbar spine was defined as Pfirrmann grade progression at follow-up in at least one disc in the affected region...
January 12, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087442/hydrogen-sulfide-protects-against-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-mitochondrial-injury-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-and-ameliorates-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#5
Daoliang Xu, Haiming Jin, Jianxia Wen, Jiaoxiang Chen, Deheng Chen, Ningyu Cai, Yongli Wang, Jianle Wang, Yu Chen, Xiaolei Zhang, Xiangyang Wang
It has been suggested that excessive apoptosis in intervertebral disc cells induced by inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)-1β, is related to the process of intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gaseous signaling molecule, has drawn attention for its anti-apoptosis role in various pathophysiological processes in degenerative diseases. To date, there has been no investigation of the correlation of H2S production and IVDD or of the effects of H2S on IL-1β-induced apoptosis in nucleus pulposus (NP) cells...
January 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087395/lumbar-spinal-muscles-and-spinal-canal-study-by-mri-three-dimensional-reconstruction-in-adult-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Louis Boissière, Bertrand Moal, Olivier Gille, Elise De-Roquefeuil, Muriel Durieux, Ibrahim Obeid, Vincent Dousset, Jean-Marc Vital, Wafa Skalli
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis is degenerative disc disease most common manifestation. If stenosis degree seems poorly related to symptom severity, lumbar muscles role is recognized. Many studies report imaging methods, to analyze muscle volumes and fat infiltration (FI), but remain limited due to the difficulty to represent entire muscle volume variability. Recently a 3D muscle reconstruction protocol (using the deformation of a parametric specific object method (DPSO) and three point Dixon images) was reported...
January 10, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081468/role-of-mir-15a-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-through-targeting-map3k9
#7
Ping Cai, Ting Yang, Xingjie Jiang, Minghui Zheng, Gang Xu, Jianlong Xia
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that microRNAs are involved in various cellular processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and metastasis. miR-15a is an important regulator of immune responses and angiogenesis, endogenous controls as well as potential targets and hallmarks of cancer. However, the role of miR-15a in intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) has not been elucidated. METHODS: Total RNA was extracted from degenerative nucleus pulposus (NP) tissues of 20 patients with IDD and NP cells, respectively...
January 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081267/single-nucleotide-variants-of-candidate-genes-in-aggrecan-metabolic-pathway-are-associated-with-lumbar-disc-degeneration-and-modic-changes
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Romain Shanil Perera, Poruwalage Harsha Dissanayake, Upul Senarath, Lalith Sirimevan Wijayaratne, Aranjan Lional Karunanayake, Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is genetically determined and severity of LDD is associated with Modic changes. Aggrecan is a major proteoglycan in the intervertebral disc and end plate. Progressive reduction of aggrecan is a main feature of LDD and Modic changes. OBJECTIVES: The study investigated the associations of single nucleotide variants (SNVs) of candidate genes in the aggrecan metabolic pathway with the severity of LDD and Modic changes. In-silico functional analysis of significant SNVs was also assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075521/association-between-adolescent-sport-activities-and-lumbar-disc-degeneration-among-young-adults
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Jani Takatalo, Jaro Karppinen, Simo Näyhä, Simo Taimela, Jaakko Niinimäki, Roberto Blanco Sequeiros, Tuija Tammelin, Juha Auvinen, Osmo Tervonen
The relationship between different sport activities and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (DD) is largely unknown. We evaluated whether adolescent participation in different sports is associated with lumbar DD in a population-based birth cohort of young adults. A total of 558 young adults (325 females and 233 males) underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, 1.5-T scanner). A DD sum score, based on the Pfirrmann grading, was calculated for all lumbar levels. The sum score was categorized into no DD, 1, 2, or at least 3...
January 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075496/effect-of-dorsal-laminectomy-and-dorsal-annulectomy-with-partial-lumbosacral-discectomy-on-the-volume-of-the-lateral-intervertebral-neuroforamina-in-dogs-when-the-lumbosacral-junction-is-extended
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Andrew J Worth, Angela Hartman, Janis P Bridges, Boyd R Jones, Joe I G Mayhew
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of dorsal annulectomy and partial discectomy on the volume of the lumbosacral lateral intervertebral neurovascular foramina (intervertebral foramina) in canine cadavers during extension of the lumbosacral junction. STUDY DESIGN: Ex vivo experiment. SAMPLE POPULATION: Lumbosacral specimens from 10 large breed dogs euthanatized for reasons unrelated to lumbosacral disease. METHODS: The lumbosacral specimens were clamped in a wooden jig and scanned using computed tomography (CT) with the lumbosacral junction in a neutral position and loaded in extension using a tensioning device...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063600/rna-in-situ-hybridization-characterization-of-non-enzymatic-derived-bovine-intervertebral-disc-cell-lineages-suggests-progenitor-cell-potential
#11
Petra Kraus, Rachel Yerden, Victoria Kocsis, Thomas Lufkin
Degeneration of the intervertebral disc (IVD) is a meritorious target for therapeutic cell based regenerative medicine approaches, however, controversy over what defines the precise identity of mature IVD cells and lack of single cell based quality control measures is of concern. Bos taurus and human IVDs are histologically more similar than is Mus musculus. The mature bovine IVD is well suited as model system for technology development to be translated into therapeutic cell based regenerative medicine applications...
January 4, 2017: Acta Histochemica
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, J 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/28052015/epoxyeicosanoids-prevent-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jing Li, Hanfeng Guan, Huiyong Liu, Libo Zhao, Li Li, Yong Zhang, Peng Tan, Baoguo Mi, Feng Li
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is considered a common cause of low back pain. In the degenerating IVD, the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IL-1 and TNF-α, progressively increases, contributing to the degenerative process. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), synthesized from arachidonic acid by cytochrome P450 enzymes, act as autocrine and paracrine effectors in regulating inflammation, cardiovascular functions, and angiogenesis. EETs were shown to be especially potent promoters of tissue regeneration...
December 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050544/influence-of-mononuclear-cell-therapy-on-disc-degeneration-in-rabbits
#14
Rodrigo Caldonazzo Fávaro, André de Oliveira Arruda, Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle, Emiliano Neves Vialle
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to evaluate the influence of autologous mononuclear stem cells injections on histological changes of collagen in the fibrous annulus of the intervertebral disk after experimental injury. METHODS: 32 New Zealand rabbits were submitted to intervertebral disk puncture, followed by intradiscal injection of mononuclear cells from the iliac crest versus saline injection in the following time periods: two months after the injury (SC2M and SS2M), two weeks (SC2W and SS2W) immediately after injury (SCCP and SSCP), and without inducing degeneration (SCSP and SSSP)...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050464/senior-loken-syndrome
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Amarpreet Kaur, Shashi Kant Dhir, Geetika Goyal, Naveen Mittal, R K Goyal
Senior Loken Syndrome (SLS) is a rare genetic disorder having juvenile nephronophthisis and retinal degeneration progressing to blindness and end stage renal disease. The present case report is about two sisters who presented with decreased visual acuity and end stage renal disease. Both had decreased vision, pallor, deranged renal function test and chronic malnutrition. Investigations revealed anaemia, uraemia, raised creatinine, low Glomerular Filteration Rate (GFR). Ophthalmology examination revealed nystagmus, retinal examination depicted pale optic disc and pigmentary changes in the retina...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043032/kaempferol-slows-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-by-modifying-lps-induced-osteogenesis-adipogenesis-imbalance-and-inflammation-response-in-bmscs
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Jun Zhu, Haoyu Tang, Zhenhua Zhang, Yong Zhang, Chengfeng Qiu, Ling Zhang, Pinge Huang, Feng Li
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is a common disease that represents a significant cause of socio-economic problems. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are a potential autologous stem cell source for the nucleus pulposus regeneration. Kaempferol has been reported to exert protective effects against both osteoporosis and obesity. This study explored the effect of kaempferol on BMSCs differentiation and inflammation. The results demonstrated that kaempferol did not show any cytotoxicity at concentrations of 20, 60 and 100μM...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042726/hybrid-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
#17
Tsung-Hsi Tu, Jau-Ching Wu, Henrich Cheng, Praveen V Mummaneni
For patients with multilevel cervical stenosis at nonadjacent segments, one of the traditional approaches has included a multilevel fusion of the abnormal segments as well as the intervening normal segment. In this video we demonstrate an alternative treatment plan with tailored use of a combination of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) with an intervening skipped level. The authors present the case of a 72-year-old woman with myeloradiculopathy and a large disc herniation with facet joint degeneration at C3-4 and bulging disc at C5-6...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039556/microrna-15b-silencing-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-extracellular-matrix-degradation-by-targeting-smad3-in-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#18
Liang Kang, Cao Yang, Huipeng Yin, Kangcheng Zhao, Wei Liu, Wenbin Hua, Kun Wang, Yu Song, Ji Tu, Shuai Li, Rongjin Luo, Yukun Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of microRNA-15b (miR-15b) in interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-induced extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation in the nucleus pulposus (NP). RESULTS: MiR-15b was up-regulated in degenerative NP tissues and in IL-1β-stimulated NP cells, as compared to the levels in normal controls (normal tissue specimens from patients with idiopathic scoliosis). Bioinformatics and luciferase activity analyses showed that mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3 (SMAD3), a key mediator of the transforming growth factor-β signaling pathway, was directly targeted by miR-15b...
December 30, 2016: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032706/correlations-of-japanese-orthopaedic-association-scoring-systems-with-gait-parameters-in-patients-with-degenerative-spinal-diseases
#19
Chen-Fan Zheng, Yan-Cheng Liu, Yong-Cheng Hu, Qun Xia, Jun Miao, Ji-Dong Zhang, Kuan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scoring systems were developed to evaluate the neurological function of patients with cervical or lumbar degeneration. As patient-based and multi-dimensional clinical evaluation tools, these systems should be capable of reflecting the walking disability of patients. The association between JOA scores and gait parameters, however, are not well characterized. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlations between JOA scores and gait parameters of patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LDH)...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029908/pathology-of-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#20
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
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