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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525492/degenerative-cervical-disc-disease-long-term-changes-in-sagittal-alignment-and-their-clinical-implications-after-cervical-interbody-fusion-cage-subsidence-a-prospective-study-with-standalone-lordotic-tantalum-cages
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Félix Tomé-Bermejo, Julián A Morales-Valencia, Javier Moreno-Pérez, Juan Marfil-Pérez, Elena Díaz-Dominguez, Angel R Piñera, Luis Alvarez
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study of prospectively collected outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term clinical course of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with interbody fusion cages (ACDF-IFC) with lordotic tantalum implants and to correlate the radiologic findings with the clinical outcomes, with special emphasis on the significance and the influence of implant subsidence. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cage subsidence is the most frequently reported complication after ACDF-IFC...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525488/artificial-disk-replacement-combined-with-fusion-versus-2-level-fusion-in-cervical-2-level-disk-disease-with-a-5-year-follow-up
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Gyu Yeul Ji, Chang Hyun Oh, Dong Ah Shin, Yoon Ha, Seong Yi, Keung Nyun Kim, Hyun Cheol Shin, Do Heum Yoon
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term clinical and radiologic outcomes of hybrid surgery (HS) and 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (2-ACDF) in patients with 2-level cervical disk disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In a previous study with a 2-year follow-up, HS was shown to be superior to 2-ACDF, with a better Neck Disability Index (NDI) score, less postoperative neck pain, faster C2-C7 range of motion (ROM) recovery, and less adjacent ROM increase...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525482/artificial-cervical-disk-replacement-for-the-treatment-of-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
#3
Sheng Bin, Huang Xiangwang, Xiao Sheng, Xiang Tiecheng, Liu Xiangyang, Zhang Yi, Liu Bin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of artificial cervical disk replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is the useful procedure for degenerative cervical diseases. However, studies have reported accelerated degeneration of functional spinal units adjacent to the fusion site after ACDF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and January 2011, 32 inpatients (18 male, 14 female; age, 38-61 y; mean, 48 y) underwent ACDR for the treatment of ASD after previous ACDF (single-level: n=12; 2-level: n=15; 3-level: n=5)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525473/is-total-disk-replacement-a-cost-effective-treatment-for-cervical-degenerative-disk-disease
#4
Bernd Wiedenhöfer, Joachim Nacke, Mike Stephan, Wiltrud Richter, Claus Carstens, Markus Eichler
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness and clinical outcome of motion-preserving versus fusion procedures in cervical spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: During the last decade there has been a huge growth in spine surgery with a concurrent increase in the economic burden. Currently, there appear to be no differences in clinical outcome between cervical total disk replacement (TDR) and spinal fusion (SF)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525471/cervical-disk-replacement-with-discover-versus-fusion-in-a-single-level-cervical-disk-disease-a-prospective-single-center-randomized-trial-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Marjan Rožanković, Sergej M Marasanov, Miroslav Vukić
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical outcome after Discover arthroplasty versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in patients treated for symptomatic single-level cervical disk disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is still the gold standard for surgical treatment of cervical spine degenerative disk disease. However, results of many studies suggest that it may cause degenerative changes at levels immediately above and below the fusion, known as adjacent segment degenerative disease...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512704/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-inhibits-the-growth-of-scedosporium-and-lomentospora-in-vitro
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Sharon C-A Chen, Shilpa Patel, Wieland Meyer, Belinda Chapman, Hong Yu, Karen Byth, Peter G Middleton, Helena Nevalainen, Tania C Sorrell
In vitro bacterial-fungal interaction studies in cystic fibrosis (CF) have mainly focused on interactions between bacteria and Candida. Here we investigated the effect of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on the growth of Scedosporium/Lomentospora spp. Standard suspensions of P. aeruginosa (16 non-mucoid and nine mucoid isolates) were dropped onto paper disks, placed on lawns of Lomentospora prolificans (formerly Scedosporium prolificans) strain WM 14.140 or Scedosporium aurantiacum strain WM 11.78 on solid agar. The median inhibitory activity (mIz) was calculated for each fungal-bacterial combination...
May 16, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511382/rapid-identification-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-clinical-isolates-using-a-sugar-fermentation-method
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Javad Raeisi, Mahnaz Saifi, Mohammad Reza Pourshafie, Mehri Habibi, Hamid Reza Mohajerani, Neda Akbari, Mohammad Reza Asadi Karam
INTRODUCTION: Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) can be found all over the world. Thus, rapid detection of the isolates could be of high importance in the treatment or prevention of the associated disease. AIM: To measure the turanose fermentation in Enterococcus faecalis clinical isolates for rapid differentiation of VRE and Vancomycin-Susceptible E. faecalis (VSE) isolates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty E. faecalis samples were isolated from 200 clinical samples in Tehran Medical Center, Iran, from October 2012 to December 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511287/generation-and-characterization-of-highly-purified-canine-schwann-cells-from-spinal-nerve-dorsal-roots-as-potential-new-candidates-for-transplantation-strategies
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Nicole Steffensen, Annika Lehmbecker, Ingo Gerhauser, Yimin Wang, Regina Carlson, Andrea Tipold, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Veronika M Stein
Schwann cells (SCs) are promising candidates for transplantation-strategies in the central nervous system by promoting axonal regeneration. The dog represents a translational model for human spinal cord injury (SCI) for studies with new repair strategies after intervertebral disk herniation (IVDH). To overcome the necessity for an additional surgical procedure, for the first time a protocol for isolation, and purification of canine SCs from spinal-nerve-biopsies during standard hemilaminectomy in IVDH affected paraplegic dogs for potential transplantation was developed...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506633/-anaerobiospirillum-succiniciproducens-and-desulfovibrio-desulfuricans-in-2-cases-of-insidious-bacteremia
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Silvia C Predari, Adriana N de Paulis, Eugenia Bertona, Daiana Guevara Núñez, Juan P Suárez, Liliana Castello
Two cases of insidious bacteremia by uncommon curve and spiral-shaped, motile anaerobic gram-negative rods are presented. Both of them were of an unclear origin and occurred in immunosuppressed patients with simultaneous diseases. The key tests for the identification of Anaerobiospirillum were its micromorphology, a strictly anaerobic condition, negative catalase activity, the special-potency disk profile, glucose fermentation, and β-NAG production. Desulfovibrio species was identified by all the above preliminary tests but with a different disk profile, as well as for being asaccharolytic and desulfoviridin and H2S producer...
May 12, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505094/antigiardial-activity-of-podophyllotoxin-type-lignans-from-bursera-fagaroides-var-fagaroides
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Filiberto Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Ana María Puebla-Pérez, Sirenia González-Pozos, José Manuel Hernández-Hernández, Armando Pérez-Rangel, Laura Patricia Alvarez, Gabriela Tapia-Pastrana, Araceli Castillo-Romero
Giardiasis, a diarrheal disease, is highly prevalent in developing countries. Several drugs are available for the treatment of this parasitosis; unfortunately, all of them have variable efficacies and adverse effects. Bursera fagaroides has been known for its anti-inflammatory and antidiarrheal properties in Mexican traditional medicine. We investigated the in vitro anti-giardial activities of four podophyllotoxin-type lignans from Bursera fagaroides var. fagaroides, namely, 5'-desmethoxy-β-peltatin-A-methylether (5-DES), acetylpodophyllotoxin (APOD), burseranin (BUR), and podophyllotoxin (POD)...
May 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491247/the-antibacterial-activity-of-methanolic-anacyclus-pyrethrum-and-pistacia-lentiscus-l-extract-on-escherichia-coli
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Noushin Jalayer-Naderi, Mohammad Niakan, Elham Khodadadi, Maryam Mohamadi-Motlagh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Antibiotic therapy is the main choice in treatment of Escherichia coli induced infections. Using herbal medication is an alternative choice in treatment of diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the antibacterial activity of two traditionally used herbs in Iranian medicine, Anacyclus pyrethrum and Pistacia lentiscus L., on Escherichia coli. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The antibacterial effect of methanolic extract of Anacyclus pyrethrum and Pistacia lentiscus L...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489191/pathogenic-vibrio-species-isolated-from-estuarine-environments-cear%C3%A3-brazil-antimicrobial-resistance-and-virulence-potential-profiles
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Francisca G R DE Menezes, Marina T T Rodriguez, Fátima C T DE Carvalho, Rosa H Rebouças, Renata A Costa, Oscarina V DE Sousa, Ernesto Hofer, Regine H S F Vieira
Detection of virulent strains associated with aquatic environment is a current concern for the management and control of human and animal health. Thus, Vibrio diversity was investigated in four estuaries from state of Ceará (Pacoti, Choró, Pirangi and Jaguaribe) followed by antimicrobial susceptibility to different antimicrobials used in aquaculture and detection of main virulence factors to human health. Isolation and identification were performed on TCBS agar (selective medium) and dichotomous key based on biochemical characteristics, respectively...
April 27, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484299/radiologic-diagnosis-of-spondylodiscitis-role-of-magnetic-resonance
#13
Naser Ramadani, Kreshnike Dedushi, Serbeze Kabashi, Sefedin Mucaj
INTRODUCTION: Study aim is to report the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) features of acute and chronic spontaneous spondylodiscitis. CASE REPORT: 57 year old female, complaining of a fever and longstanding cervical pain worsened during physical therapy. METHODS: MR images were acquired using superconductive magnet 1.5 T, with the following sequences: sagittal PD and T2 TSE, sagittal T1 SE, axial PD and T2 TSE (lumbar spine), axial T2 GRE (cervical spine)...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481388/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-percutaneous-bilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-lumbosacral-spine-degenerative-diseases-a-retrospective-database-of-40-consecutive-treated-cases-and-literature-review
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Daniele Francesco Millimaggi, Valerio DI Norcia, Sabino Luzzi, Tommaso Alfiero, Renato Juan Galzio, Alessandro Ricci
AIM: To report our results about minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) with bilateral pedicle screw fixation, in patients with degenerative lumbosacral spine disease. To describe the indications, surgical technique and results of a consecutive series of 40 patients undergone MI-TLIF. Despite the limited number of clinical studies, published data suggest tremendous potential advantages of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients with radiological findings of degenerative lumbosacral spine disease were undergone MI-TLIF between July 2012 and January 2015...
April 12, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469259/multiplex-detection-of-bacteria-on-an-integrated-centrifugal-disk-using-bead-beating-lysis-and-loop-mediated-amplification
#15
He Yan, Yunzeng Zhu, Yan Zhang, Lei Wang, Junge Chen, Ying Lu, Youchun Xu, Wanli Xing
Although culture-based identification of bacteria is the gold-standard for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, it is time consuming. Recent advances in molecular diagnostics and microfluidic technologies have opened up new avenues for rapid detection of bacteria. Here, we describe a centrifugal-microfluidic chip for the detection of bacteria by integrating the cell lysis, clarification, and loop-mediated amplification (LAMP). The major advantages of this chip are as follows. Firstly, bacteria lysis was innovatively achieved by rotating a pair of magnets to generate bead-beating while the chip was kept stationary during lysis, which simplified the chip design because no additional valve was needed...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457932/the-role-of-conventional-myelography-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-degenerative-spine-diseases-in-low-income-communities-a-prospective-study
#16
David Kitya, Maria Punchak, Francis Bajunirwe
INTRODUCTION: Chronic back pain is a common problem and imaging is crucial for effective diagnosis and treatment. In low-resource settings conventional myelography is a cheap alternative to MRI and CT. This study was conducted to re-examine the diagnostic reliability, effectiveness for surgical decision making and safety of conventional myelography. METHODS: The study was conducted at Tenwek Mission Hospital during June 2009 and March 2010. New patients who presented with features of radiculopathy and/or myelopathy were eligible...
April 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451511/autograft-versus-allograft-for-cervical-spinal-fusion-a-systematic-review
#17
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Alexander Tuchman, Darrel S Brodke, Jim A Youssef, Hans-Jörg Meisel, Joseph R Dettori, Jong-Beom Park, S Tim Yoon, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness and safety between iliac crest bone graft (ICBG), non-ICBG autologous bone, and allograft in cervical spine fusion. To avoid problems at the donor site, various allograft materials have been used as a substitute for autograft. However, there are still questions as to the comparative effectiveness and safety of cadaver allograft compared with autologous ICBG. METHODS: A systematic search of multiple major medical reference databases was conducted to identify studies evaluating spinal fusion in patients with cervical degenerative disk disease using ICBG compared with non-ICBG autograft or allograft or non-ICBG autograft compared with allograft in the cervical spine...
February 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422083/nasopharyngeal-carriage-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-among-children-under-five-in-southwest-ethiopia
#18
Tiglu Gebre, Mulualem Tadesse, Dossegnaw Aragaw, Dagne Feye, Habtamu Bedimo Beyene, Dinberu Seyoum, Mekidim Mekonnen
Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae is found to play an important role in the development and transmission of pneumococcal diseases. In this study, we assessed the nasopharyngeal carriage, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and associated risk factors of S. pneumoniae among children under five. A total of 361 children under five attending the outpatient department of Shanan Gibe Hospital in Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia were enrolled from June to September 2014. Nasopharyngeal specimens were collected using sterile plastic applicator rayon tipped swab and inoculated on tryptone soy agar supplemented with 5% sheep blood and 5 µg/mL gentamycin...
April 19, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420101/the-effect-of-citrus-essential-oils-and-their-constituents-on-growth-of-xanthomonas-citri-subsp-citri
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Hossein Mirzaei-Najafgholi, Saeed Tarighi, Morteza Golmohammadi, Parissa Taheri
Citrus bacterial canker (CBC) caused by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xcc), is the most devastating of the citrus diseases worldwide. During our study, we found that Essential oils (EOs) of some citrus cultivars are effective on Xcc. Therefore, it prompted us to determine the plant metabolites responsible for the antibacterial properties. We obtained EOs from some locally cultivated citrus by using a Clevenger apparatus and their major constituents were identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
April 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416588/association-between-mutation-status-and-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#20
Matteo Dal Ferro, Davide Stolfo, Alessandro Altinier, Marta Gigli, Martina Perrieri, Federica Ramani, Giulia Barbati, Alberto Pivetta, Francesca Brun, Lorenzo Monserrat, Mauro Giacca, Luisa Mestroni, Marco Merlo, Gianfranco Sinagra
OBJECTIVE: To explore the genetic landscape of a well selected dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cohort, assessing the possible relation between different genotypes and left ventricular reverse remodelling (LVRR). METHODS: A cohort of 152 patients with DCM from the Heart Muscle Disease Registry of Trieste has been studied by next-generation sequencing (NGS). Patients were grouped into different 'gene-clusters' with functionally homogeneous genetic backgrounds. LVRR was defined by left ventricular ejection fraction normalisation or increase ≥10% associated with normalisation in indexed left ventricular end-diastolic diameter or relative decrease ≥10% at 24 months follow-up...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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