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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106681/common-missense-variant-of-scn9a-gene-is-associated-with-pain-intensity-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-from-disc-herniation
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Mateusz Kurzawski, Marcin Rut, Violetta Dziedziejko, Krzysztof Safranow, Anna Machoy-Mokrzynska, Marek Drozdzik, Monika Bialecka
Objective: Lumbar intervertebral disk herniation (LDH) is considered one of the major risk factors for lower back pain, mainly caused by irritation of a spinal nerve or its root. One of the genes related to pain perception is SCN9A, which encodes the voltage gated sodium channel NaV1.7, a key molecule involved in peripheral pain processing. It had been presented before that a common polymorphism within SCN9A (rs6746030: G > A, R1150W) might influence nociception in the general population...
November 2, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099681/beyond-the-laboratory-into-the-clinic-what-dogs-with-disk-disease-have-taught-us-about-photobiomodulation-for-spinal-cord-injury
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Narda G Robinson
BACKGROUND: For spinal-cord-injured (SCI) patients, integrative medicine approaches such as photomedicine and acupuncture can renew hope and offer previously unrecognized ways to help regain function and improve quality of life. OBJECTIVE: By understanding the mechanisms of action that these two modalities share, practitioners can better target specific attributes of spinal cord pathophysiology that are limiting recovery. Naturally occurring intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) in dogs affords unparalleled translational opportunities to develop treatment strategies involving photobiomodulation and acupuncture...
November 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098359/a-murine-model-for-human-eco-syndrome-reveals-a-critical-role-of-intestinal-cell-kinase-in-skeletal-development
#3
Mengmeng Ding, Li Jin, Lin Xie, So Hyun Park, Yixin Tong, Di Wu, A Bobby Chhabra, Zheng Fu, Xudong Li
An autosomal-recessive inactivating mutation R272Q in the human intestinal cell kinase (ICK) gene caused profound multiplex developmental defects in human endocrine-cerebro-osteodysplasia (ECO) syndrome. ECO patients exhibited a wide variety of skeletal abnormalities, yet the underlying mechanisms by which ICK regulates skeletal development remained largely unknown. The goal of this study was to understand the structural and mechanistic basis underlying skeletal anomalies caused by ICK dysfunction. Ick R272Q knock-in transgenic mouse model not only recapitulated major ECO skeletal defects such as short limbs and polydactyly but also revealed a deformed spine with defective intervertebral disk...
November 2, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080003/percutaneous-posterolateral-approach-for-the-simulation-of-a-far-lateral-disc-herniation-in-an-ovine-model
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Stefan Schwan, Christopher Ludtka, Ingo Wiesner, Andre Baerthel, Andrea Friedmann, Felix Göhre
PURPOSE: This work describes a minimally invasive damage model for ovine lumbar discs via partial nucleotomy using a posterolateral approach. METHODS: Two cadavers were dissected to analyze the percutaneous corridor. Subsequently, 28 ovine had their annulus fibrosus punctured via awl penetration under fluoroscopic control and nucleus pulposus tissue removed via rongeur. Efficacy was assessed by animal morbidity, ease of access to T12-S1 disc spaces, and production of a mechanical injury as verified by discography, radiography, and histology...
October 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074336/the-role-of-fenestration-in-management-of-type-i-thoracolumbar-disk-degeneration
#5
REVIEW
Nick D Jeffery, Paul M Freeman
Fenestration offers the advantages of prophylaxis without the need for specialized instrumentation and imaging. Currently there is a lack of equipoise regarding the efficacy of fenestration relative to decompression for treatment of acute canine intervertebral disk herniation; most veterinary spinal surgeons do not consider the 2 procedures equivalently efficacious. Therapeutic fenestration should perhaps be given greater consideration, especially if advanced imaging shows only mild to moderate spinal cord compression or there are restrictions on the duration of surgery, when it might be better to spend the time on fenestration rather than decompression...
October 23, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074335/choices-and-decisions-in-decompressive-surgery-for-thoracolumbar-intervertebral-disk-herniation
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REVIEW
Nick D Jeffery, Tom R Harcourt-Brown, Andrew K Barker, Jonathan M Levine
Once decompressive surgery has been elected, the approach that maximizes the likelihood of gaining access to the herniated material for complete removal should be chosen. In most cases, a procedure that optimizes access to the ventrolateral aspect of the spinal cord will be advantageous but it is important to tailor the details of the surgical procedure to suit individual patients. Decompressive surgery for chronic (type II) herniations will frequently demand a ventral approach with partial corpectomy.
October 23, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072013/-effects-of-chiropractics-on-intervertebral-disk-extracell-matrix-and-metabolic-enzymes-in-rats-with-cervical-spondylosis
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Li-Shan Huang, Ping-Ping Huang, Xiu-Bing Tong, Zhong-Li Li, Yan-Ping Fang, Jun Liao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of chiropractics on intervertebral disk extracell matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-3, MMP-13, cellular collagen type Ⅱ (COL-Ⅱ), tissue inhibitor 1 of metalloproteinase (TIMP-1) and extracellular matrix (ECM) in the rats with cervical spondylosis, so as to explore its mechanism underlying improvement of cervical spondylosis. METHODS: A total of 40 SD rats were randomized into a sham group, a model group, a chiropractics group and a mobic group, 8 rats in each one...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065658/atlas-free-cervical-spinal-cord-segmentation-on-midsagittal-t2-weighted-magnetic-resonance-images
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Chun-Chih Liao, Hsien-Wei Ting, Furen Xiao
An automatic atlas-free method for segmenting the cervical spinal cord on midsagittal T2-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) is presented. Pertinent anatomical knowledge is transformed into constraints employed at different stages of the algorithm. After picking up the midsagittal image, the spinal cord is detected using expectation maximization and dynamic programming (DP). Using DP, the anterior and posterior edges of the spinal canal and the vertebral column are detected. The vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disks are then segmented using region growing...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057987/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-dogs-with-incomplete-recovery-after-acute-severe-spinal-cord-injury
#9
Melissa J Lewis, Eli B Cohen, Natasha J Olby
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVES: Describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of dogs chronically impaired after severe spinal cord injury (SCI) and investigate associations between imaging variables and residual motor function. SETTING: United States of America. METHODS: Thoracolumbar MRI from dogs with incomplete recovery months to years after clinically complete (paralysis with loss of pain perception) thoracolumbar SCI were reviewed...
October 23, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037432/acupuncture-for-small-animal-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Patrick Roynard, Lauren Frank, Huisheng Xie, Margaret Fowler
Modern research on traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM), including herbal medicine and acupuncture, has made evident the role of the nervous system as a cornerstone in many of the mechanisms of action of TCVM. Laboratory models and clinical research available are supportive for the use of TCVM in the management of neurologic conditions in small animals, specifically in cases of intervertebral disk disease, other myelopathies, and painful conditions. This article is meant to help guide the use of TCVM for neurologic disorders in small animals, based on available information and recommendations from experienced TCVM practitioners...
October 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019804/quantification-of-propionic-acid-in-the-bovine-spinal-disk-after-infection-of-the-tissue-with-p-acnes-bacteria
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Sergey Magnitsky, Stefan Dudli, Xinyan Tang, Jaskanwaljeet Kaur, Joycelyn Diaz, Steve Miller, Jeffrey C Lotz
STUDY DESIGN: Research OBJECTIVE.: The goal of this study was to investigate whether P. acnes infection of the intervertebral disc can be detected noninvasively by NMR spectroscopy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Microbiological studies of surgical samples suggest that a significant subpopulation of back pain patients may have occult disc infection with P. acnes bacteria. This hypothesis is further supported by a double-blind clinical trial showing that back pain patients with Modic type 1 changes may respond to antibiotic treatment...
October 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960477/real-time-ultrasound-assessment-of-astronaut-spinal-anatomy-and-disorders-on-the-international-space-station
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Kathleen M Garcia, Michael F Harrison, Ashot E Sargsyan, Douglas Ebert, Scott A Dulchavsky
OBJECTIVES: Back pain is one of the most common conditions of astronauts during spaceflight and is hypothesized to be attributed to pathologic anatomic changes. Ultrasound (US) represents the only available imaging modality on the International Space Station, but a formal US protocol for imaging the structures of the spinal column does not exist. This investigation developed a method of acquiring diagnostic-quality images of the anterior lumbar and cervical regions of the spine during long-duration spaceflight...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955299/the-pathogenesis-of-ventral-idiopathic-herniation-of-the-spinal-cord-a-hypothesis-based-on-the-review-of-the-literature
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Ronald H M A Bartels, Han Brunner, Allard Hosman, Nens van Alfen, J André Grotenhuis
Idiopathic ventral herniation of the spinal cord (SC) is not often encountered in daily practice. Its clinical prevalence, however, will increase through increasing awareness and more frequent use of MRI. A clear explanation of its pathophysiology has never been formulated. It was hypothesized that the findings during surgery might indicate the real causative mechanism. An extensive literature search was performed, using Embase, PubMed, and Google Scholar. Titles and abstracts were screened by two investigators, using strict inclusion and exclusion criteria...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948122/a-case-of-persistent-low-back-pain-in-a-young-female-caused-by-a-trauma-induced-schmorl-s-node-in-the-lumbar-spine-five-vertebra
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Kurt M Mohty, Divneet Mandair, Brent Munroe, Deborah Baldemor
Physicians are often faced with managing difficult conditions such as chronic lower back pain. Intervertebral disk herniation typically occurs horizontally, leading to impingement of the spinal cord which can potentially cause radicular symptoms or other spinal cord pathologies; however, disk herniations can also occur vertically and extend through the endplate of an adjacent cranial or caudal vertebra: a phenomenon known as a Schmorl's node. Although Schmorl's nodes can be seen in many asymptomatic individuals, they can be a cause of degenerative disk disease and low back pain...
July 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798688/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-novel-rat-model-of-mechanical-low-back-pain-using-behavioral-pharmacologic-and-histologic-methods
#15
Arjun Muralidharan, Thomas S W Park, John T Mackie, Luiz G S Gimenez, Andy Kuo, Janet R Nicholson, Laura Corradini, Maree T Smith
Chronic low back pain (LBP), the leading cause of disability globally, is notoriously difficult to treat. Most rodent models of LBP mimic lumbar radicular pain rather than mechanical LBP. Here, we describe establishment of a new rat model of mechanical LBP that is devoid of a neuropathic component. Groups of adult male Sprague Dawley rats were anesthetized and their lumbar L4/L5 and L5/L6 intervertebral disks (IVDs) were punctured (0.5 mm outer diameter, 2mm-deep) 5 (LPB-5X), or 10 (LBP-10X) times per disk...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796075/muscle-gap-approach-under-a-minimally-invasive-channel-technique-for-treating-long-segmental-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-retrospective-study
#16
Yang Bin, Wang De Cheng, Wang Zong Wei, Li Hui
This study aimed to compare the efficacy of muscle gap approach under a minimally invasive channel surgical technique with the traditional median approach.In the Orthopedics Department of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, Tongzhou District, Beijing, 68 cases of lumbar spinal canal stenosis underwent surgery using the muscle gap approach under a minimally invasive channel technique and a median approach between September 2013 and February 2016. Both approaches adopted lumbar spinal canal decompression, intervertebral disk removal, cage implantation, and pedicle screw fixation...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766519/-the-possibilities-for-diagnostics-of-prescription-of-death-coming-based-on-the-changes-in-the-lumbar-intervertebral-disks-the-comparison-of-the-morphological-immunohistochemical-and-topographical-findings
#17
V A Byval'tsev, I A Stepanov, A V Semenov, D V Perfil'ev, E G Belykh, L A Bardonova, S B Nikiforov, N P Sudakov, I V Bespyatykh, S L Antipina
The objective of the present study was the comprehensive analysis of the postmortem changes in the lumbar intervertebral disks within different periods after death. A total of seven vertebromotor segments were distinguished in the lumbosacral region of the vertebral column based on the examination of 7 corpses. All these segments were divided into three groups in accordance with the prescription of death coming as follows: up to 12 hours (group 1), between 12 and 24 hours (group 2), and between 24 and 36 hours (group 3) after death...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765807/the-influence-of-lordotic-cages-on-creating-sagittal-balance-in-the-cmis-treatment-of-adult-spinal-deformity
#18
Neel Anand, Ryan B Cohen, Jason Cohen, Babak Kahndehroo, Sheila Kahwaty, Eli Baron
BACKGROUND: CMIS techniques are heavily dependent on placement of lateral interbody cages. Cages with an increased lordotic angle are being advocated to improve segmental lordosis and SVA. We assessed the segmental lordosis achieved with the individual cages. We further studied three variables and the effect each had on segmental lordosis: the lordosis angle of the cage, the position of the cage in the intervertebral space, and the level that it has been placed. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 66 consecutive patients who underwent lateral interbody fusion using lordotic cages as part of CMIS correction of scoliosis from June 2012 to January 2016...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765673/laser-biostimulation-effects-on-invertebral-disks-histological-evidence-on-intra-observer-samples-retrospective-double-blind-study
#19
Alfonso Tramontana, Roberto Sorge, Juan Carlos Miangolarra Page
Background and aims: The intervertebral disk degeneration is a pathological process determined by a decrease of mucopolysaccharides in the nucleus pulposus with the consequent dehydration and degeneration of the elastic fibers in the annulus fibrosus of the disk. The laser is a therapeutic tool that has, on the treated tissues, biostimulation effects with an increase of oxidative phosphorylation and production of ATP with an acceleration of the mucopolysaccharides synthesis with a consequent rehydration, biostimulation and production of new elastic fibers...
December 30, 2016: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757523/operative-techniques-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-mini-hemilaminectomy-using-a-uniportal-approach-in-dogs
#20
Hee-Sup Moon, Yong-Hyun Hwang, Hee-Chun Lee, Jae-Hoon Lee
The present study aimed to investigate the technical feasibility of percutaneous endoscopic mini-hemilaminectomy via a uniportal approach, and to evaluate the possibility of decompression and endoscopic examination of the thoracic and lumbar spinal canals in small dogs during such procedures. Fresh canine cadavers of mixed-breed dogs (n=7) were used in this study. Following injection of a barium and agarose mixture (BA-gel) to stimulate intervertebral disc herniation, percutaneous endoscopic mini-hemilaminectomy was performed using a lateral approach to the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
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