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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326305/implications-for-a-stem-cell-regenerative-medicine-based-approach-to-human-intervertebral-disk-degeneration
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REVIEW
Petra Kraus, Thomas Lufkin
The human body develops from a single cell, the zygote, the product of the maternal oocyte and the paternal spermatozoon. That 1-cell zygote embryo will divide and eventually grow into an adult human which is comprised of ~3.7 × 10(13) cells. The tens of trillions of cells in the adult human can be classified into approximately 200 different highly specialized cell types that make up all of the different tissues and organs of the human body. Regenerative medicine aims to replace or restore dysfunctional cells, tissues and organs with fully functional ones...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321567/adjacent-segment-pathology-natural-history-or-effect-of-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-10-year-follow-up-radiological-multicenter-study-using-an-evaluation-scale-of-the-ageing-spine
#2
Alessandro Pesce, Venceslao Wierzbicki, Emanuele Piccione, Alessandro Frati, Antonino Raco, Riccardo Caruso
PURPOSE: Aim of this study is to compare late degenerative MRI changes in a subset of patients operated on with ACDF to a second subset of patients presenting indication to ACDF but never operated on. METHODS: Patients from both subgroups received surgical indication according to the same criteria. Both subgroups underwent a cervical spine MRI in 2004-2005 and 10 years later in 2015. These MRI scans were retrospectively evaluated with a cervical spine ageing scale...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321409/could-the-topping-off-technique-be-the-preventive-strategy-against-adjacent-segment-disease-after-pedicle-screw-based-fusion-in-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Po-Hsin Chou, Hsi-Hsien Lin, Howard S An, Kang-Ying Liu, Wei-Ren Su, Cheng-Li Lin
The "topping-off" technique is a new concept applying dynamic or less rigid fixation such as hybrid stabilization device (HSD) or interspinous process device (IPD) for the purpose of avoiding adjacent segment disease (ASD) proximal to the fusion construct. A systematic review of the literature was performed on the effect of topping-off techniques to prevent or decrease the occurrence of ASD after lumbar fusion surgery. We searched through major online databases, PubMed and MEDLINE, using key words related to "topping-off" technique...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321270/autophagy-is-a-protective-response-to-the-oxidative-damage-to-endplate-chondrocytes-in-intervertebral-disc-implications-for-the-treatment-of-degenerative-lumbar-disc
#4
Ke Chen, Xiaohua Lv, Wei Li, Fei Yu, Jianjing Lin, Junxuan Ma, Deming Xiao
Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability in the elderly. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) was considered as the main cause for LBP. Degeneration of cartilaginous endplate was a crucial harmful factor during the initiation and development of IDD. Oxidative stress was implicated in IDD. However, the underlying molecular mechanism for the degeneration of cartilaginous endplate remains elusive. Herein, we found that oxidative stress could induce apoptosis and autophagy in endplate chondrocytes evidenced by western blot analysis, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence staining, GFP-LC3B transfection, and MDC staining...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306638/the-proinflammatory-cytokines-il-1%C3%A3-and-tnf-%C3%AE-influence-human-annulus-cell-signaling-cues-for-neurite-growth-in-vitro-co-culture-studies
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Helen E Gruber, Brittany Jones, Emilio Marrero, Edward N Hanley
STUDY DESIGN: IRB-approved research using human annulus cells co-cultured with F11 nerve cells. OBJECTIVE: To perform functional, kinetic assays of neurite dynamics and media neurotrophin measurement to test whether proinflammatory cytokines influence annulus cells' signaling cues for neurite growth/repulsion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Nerves grow in response to signaling molecules called neurotrophins which disc cells produce (e.g. brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and neurotrophin 3 (NT3)) and which influence neuron survival, differentiation and migration...
March 16, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303068/high-dose-intravenous-pulse-steroid-therapy-for-optic-disc-swelling-and-subretinal-fluid-in-non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#6
Kei Takayama, Hiroki Kaneko, Shu Kachi, Eimei Ra, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is a disease with microvascular abnormality that causes acute optic disc swelling (ODS) and, in severe cases, subretinal fluid (SRF) accumulation. ODS causes compartment syndrome and subsequent axonal degeneration and loss of retinal ganglion cells by apoptosis. No treatment modalities have been effective, although some cases improved after the intake of oral systemic steroids. We reported a case of a 72-year-old man who was referred due to a visual defect in the right eye...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298159/biological-behavior-of-human-nucleus-pulposus-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-response-to-changes-in-the-acidic-environment-during-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#7
Jianjun Liu, Hui Tao, Cailiang Shen, Xiaoying Liu, Hanbang Wang, Fulong Dong, Renjie Zhang, Jie Li, Peng Ge, Peiwen Song, Huaqing Zhang, Peng Xu
An acidic environment is vital for the maintenance of cellular activities but can be affected tremendously during intervertebral disc degeneration. The effect of changes in the acidity of the environment on human nucleus pulposus mesenchymal stem cells (NP-MSCs) is unknown, however. Thus, this study aimed to observe the biological effects of acidic conditions mimicking a degenerated intervertebral disc on NP-MSCs in vitro. NP-MSCs were isolated from patients with lumbar disc herniation and were further identified by their immunophenotypes and multilineage differentiation...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297581/systemic-delivery-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-in-situ-intervertebral-disc-regeneration
#8
Carla Cunha, Catarina R Almeida, Maria Inês Almeida, Andreia M Silva, Maria Molinos, Sofia Lamas, Catarina L Pereira, Graciosa Q Teixeira, António T Monteiro, Susana G Santos, Raquel M Gonçalves, Mário A Barbosa
Cell therapies for intervertebral disc (IVD) regeneration presently rely on transplantation of IVD cells or stem cells directly to the lesion site. Still, the harsh IVD environment, with low irrigation and high mechanical stress, challenges cell administration and survival. In this study, we addressed systemic transplantation of allogeneic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) intravenously into a rat IVD lesion model, exploring tissue regeneration via cell signaling to the lesion site. MSC transplantation was performed 24 hours after injury, in parallel with dermal fibroblasts as a control; 2 weeks after transplantation, animals were killed...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296211/deleterious-effects-of-nonsynonymous-single-nucleotide-variants-of-human-il-1%C3%AE-gene
#9
Yue-Hui Zhang, Jia Song, Jing Zhang, Jiang Shao
The IL-1β gene is currently topic of interest for its important role in the pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degeneration. The new sequencing technology makes it crucial to study the effects of variants in IL-1β. Thus, 714 IL-1β variants with evidence supporting were collected from the EMBL database. Among them, 62 were nonsynonymous single nucleotide variants (nsSNVs). Furthermore, six common nsSNVs were predicted to have damaging effects by SIFT, PolyPhen, PROVEAN and SNPs&GO. Based on the constructed three-dimensional structure of pro-IL-1β, rs375479974 with a mutation of Phe to Ser was proposed to reduce the stability of the pro-IL-1β protein...
March 15, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291179/the-influence-of-direct-inoculation-of-propionibacterium-acnes-on-modic-changes-in-the-spine-evidence-from-a-rabbit-model
#10
Zhi Shan, Xuyang Zhang, Shengyun Li, Tianming Yu, Maiwulanjiang Mamuti, Fengdong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Modic changes (inflammatory-like changes visible on magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] scans of a vertebral end plate) are common and are associated with low back pain, but their origin is unclear. To our knowledge, there have been no previous in vivo animal models of Modic changes. We hypothesized that Modic changes may be related to Propionibacterium acnes. METHODS: Ten New Zealand White rabbits were injected percutaneously with 1 mL of P. acnes (1.6 × 10 colony forming units/mL) into the subchondral bone superior to the L4-L5 and L5-L6 discs; 10 other control rabbits received sham injections at L4-L5 and 1 mL of normal saline solution (vehicle) at L5-L6...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289843/micro-ct-evaluation-of-asymmetrical-ovine-intervertebral-disc-height-loss-from-surgical-approach
#11
Christopher Ludtka, Stefan Schwan, Andrea Friedmann, Walther Brehm, Ingo Wiesner, Felix Goehre
PURPOSE: The primary goal of this study is to clearly define and evaluate new intervertebral disc height parameters in analysing the morphological pathology of disc degeneration for application in damage model and regeneration therapy development, as well as applying traditional variables to 3-D characterization methods. METHODS: A posterolateral surgical approach was used to induce disc degeneration in an ovine model. At 12-months post-operation, sheep vertebral segments were removed and characterized using micro-CT to evaluate disc height parameters in regard to injury localization...
March 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288923/effects-of-alendronateon-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-with-bone-loss-in-ovariectomized-rats
#12
Huiping Song, Yang Luo, Wenya Wang, Shuyang Li, Kai Yang, Muwei Dai, Yong Shen, Yingze Zhang, Liu Zhang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Osteoporosis adversely affects disc degeneration cascades, and prophylactic alendronate (ALN) helps delay intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. However, there remains no information regarding whether ALN affects IDD with bone loss. PURPOSE: This study aimed to observe the effects of ALN on degenerative discs with bone loss induced by OVX in rats. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled in vivo experiments in rodents...
March 10, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288396/adjacent-segment-disease-after-instrumented-fusion-for-adult-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-incidence-and-risk-factors
#13
Zhao-Ming Zhong, Vedat Deviren, Bobby Tay, Shane Burch, Sigurd H Berven
OBJECTIVE: A potential long-term complication of lumbar fusion is the development of adjacent segment disease (ASD), which may necessitate second surgery and adversely affect outcomes. The objective of this is to determine the incidence of ASD following instrumented fusion in adult patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis and to identify the risk factors for this complication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed adult patients who had undergone decompression and instrumented fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis between January 2006 and December 2012...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287303/biological-challenges-for-regeneration-of-the-degenerated-disc-using-cellular-therapies
#14
Michael Bendtsen, Cody Bunger, Pauline Colombier, Catherine Le Visage, Sally Roberts, Daisuke Sakai, Jill P G Urban
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285075/thermally-triggered-hydrogel-injection-into-bovine-intervertebral-disc-tissue-explants-induces-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-restores-mechanical-function
#15
A A Thorpe, G Dougill, L Vickers, N D Reeves, C Sammon, G Cooper, C L Le Maitre
We previously reported a synthetic Laponite® crosslinked pNIPAM-co-DMAc (L-pNIPAM-co-DMAc) hydrogel which promotes differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to nucleus pulposus (NP) cells without additional growth factors. The clinical success of this hydrogel is dependent on: integration with surrounding tissue; the capacity to restore mechanical function; as well as supporting the viability and differentiation of delivered MSCs. Bovine NP tissue explants were injected with media (control), human MSCs (hMSCs) alone, acellular L-pNIPAM-co-DMAc hydrogel or hMSCs incorporated within the L-pNIPAM-co-DMAc hydrogel and maintained at 5% O2 for 6 weeks...
March 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280989/the-role-of-pigment-epithelial-detachment-in-amd-with-submacular-hemorrhage-treated-with-vitrectomy-and-subretinal-co-application-of-rtpa-and-anti-vegf
#16
F Treumer, S Wienand, K Purtskhvanidze, J Roider, J Hillenkamp
PURPOSE: To assess the incidence of pigment epithelial detachment (PED) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with submacular hemorrhage (SMH) and its response to treatment with pars plana vitrectomy (ppV), subretinal co-application of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) and anti-VEGF, and an intravitreal gas tamponade. METHODS: Consecutive interventional case series of 132 eyes of 129 patients with neovascular AMD with SMH. All eyes underwent ppV with subretinal co-application of rtPA and bevacizumab followed by a gas tamponade...
March 9, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266956/iatrogenic-flatback-and-flatback-syndrome-evaluation-management-and-prevention
#17
Barrett S Boody, Brett D Rosenthal, Tyler J Jenkins, Alpesh A Patel, Jason W Savage, Wellington K Hsu
Flatback syndrome can be a significant source of disability, affecting stance and gait, and resulting in significant pain. Although the historical instrumentation options for thoracolumbar fusion procedures have been commonly regarded as the etiology of iatrogenic flatback, inappropriate selection, or application of modern instrumentation can similarly produce flatback deformities. Patients initially compensate with increased lordosis at adjacent lumbar segments and reduction of thoracic kyphosis. As paraspinal musculature fatigues and discs degenerate, maintaining sagittal balance requires increasing pelvic retroversion and hip extension...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266560/3d-characterization-of-morphological-changes-in-the-intervertebral-disc-and-endplate-during-aging-a-propagation-phase-contrast-synchrotron-micro-tomography-study
#18
Yong Cao, Shenghui Liao, Hao Zeng, Shuangfei Ni, Francis Tintani, Yongqiang Hao, Lei Wang, Tianding Wu, Hongbin Lu, Chunyue Duan, Jianzhong Hu
A better understanding of functional changes in the intervertebral disc (IVD) and interaction with endplate is essential to elucidate the pathogenesis of IVD degeneration disease (IDDD). To date, the simultaneous depiction of 3D micro-architectural changes of endplate with aging and interaction with IVD remains a technical challenge. We aim to characterize the 3D morphology changes of endplate and IVD during aging using PPCST. The lumbar vertebral level 4/5 IVDs harvested from 15-day-, 4- and 24-month-old mice were initially evaluated by PPCST with histological sections subsequently analyzed to confirm the imaging efficiency...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262607/biomechanics-of-the-human-intervertebral-disc-a-review-of-testing-techniques-and-results
#19
REVIEW
N Newell, J P Little, A Christou, M A Adams, C J Adam, S D Masouros
Many experimental testing techniques have been adopted in order to provide an understanding of the biomechanics of the human intervertebral disc (IVD). The aim of this review article is to amalgamate results from these studies to provide readers with an overview of the studies conducted and their contribution to our current understanding of the biomechanics and function of the IVD. The overview is presented in a way that should prove useful to experimentalists and computational modellers. Mechanical properties of whole IVDs can be assessed conveniently by testing 'motion segments' comprising two vertebrae and the intervening IVD and ligaments...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262396/a-new-zero-profile-stand-alone-fidji-cervical-cage-for-the-treatment-of-the-single-and-multilevel-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease
#20
Zhonghai Li, Huadong Wang, Li Li, Jiaguang Tang, Dongfeng Ren, Shuxun Hou
To investigate the clinical and radiological results of the new zero-profile, stand-alone Fidji cervical cage to treat single- and multiple-level cervical DDD, and evaluate the safety and efficiency. Between October 2011 and July 2014, 72 consecutive patients (41 males and 31 females; mean age 50.9years [range, 33-68years]) with cervical DDD who underwent surgery and were followed for more than 2years were enrolled in this study (mean 31.1months, range 24-47months). The study compared clinical outcomes, radiologic parameters and complication rates...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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