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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351748/a-comparative-study-of-three-conservative-treatments-in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-with-acupuncture-and-physical-therapy-study-lap-study
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Hiroyuki Oka, Ko Matsudaira, Yuichi Takano, Daichi Kasuya, Masaki Niiya, Juichi Tonosu, Masayoshi Fukushima, Yasushi Oshima, Tomoko Fujii, Sakae Tanaka, Hirohiko Inanami
BACKGROUND: Although the efficiency of conservative management for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has been examined, different conservative management approaches have not been compared. We have performed the first comparative trial of three types of conservative management (medication with acetaminophen, exercise, and acupuncture) in Japanese patients with LSS. METHODS: Patients with L5 root radiculopathy associated with LSS who visited our hospital for surgical treatment were enrolled between December 2011 and January 2014...
January 19, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340585/spinal-tuberculosis-clinicoradiological-findings-in-274-patients
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Suzaan Marais, Izanne Roos, Ayesha Mitha, Sepelong J Mabusha, Vinod Patel, Ahmed I Bhigjee
Background: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a major cause of myelopathy and radiculopathy in high TB/HIV prevalent settings. However, a paucity of publications exists on the spectrum of neurological and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of spinal tuberculosis in these populations. Methods: A retrospective study of adults with spinal tuberculosis conducted at a referral center for patients with spinal disease without bony involvement on plain film radiography in South Africa...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332239/which-parameters-are-relevant-in-sagittal-balance-analysis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fong Poh Ling, T Chevillotte, A Leglise, W Thompson, C Bouthors, Jean-Charles Le Huec
INTRODUCTION: Cervical spine is part of the spine with the most mobility in the sagittal plane. It is important for surgeons to have reliable, simple and reproducible parameters to analyse the cervical. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This study is a systematic review and a critique of current parameters to help improve the study of cervical spinal balance. We conducted a systematic search of PUBMED/MEDLINE for literature published since January 2014. Only studies written in English and containing abstracts were considered for inclusion...
January 13, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330570/open-door-laminoplasty-what-can-the-unilateral-approach-offer
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REVIEW
R Kothe, G Schmeiser, L Papavero
OBJECTIVE: Multilevel posterior decompression of subaxial cervical spinal canal stenosis through a less-invasive unilateral approach. INDICATIONS: Degenerative cervical myelopathy due to multilevel subaxial spinal canal stenosis. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Cervical kyphosis or instability, bilateral radiculopathy due to foraminal stenosis, involvement of C2 or C7. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Unilateral subaxial approach with detachment of muscles only on one side...
January 12, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325942/perineural-spread-of-melanoma-to-the-brachial-plexus-identifying-the-anatomic-pathway-s
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Tomas Marek, Ruple S Laughlin, B Matthew Howe, Robert J Spinner
BACKGROUND: Perineural spread of melanoma is a well-known mechanism of metastasis in cases involving cranial nerves. Brachial plexus involvement is rare and the pathway is unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Mayo Clinic database was performed to identify patients with a history of melanoma and brachial plexus compromise between 1994 and 2017. Inclusion criteria were a history of melanoma, a clinical diagnosis of brachial plexopathy, radiological features consistent with perineural spread and biopsy of melanoma within nerve...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325524/posterior-decompression-and-occipitocervical-fixation-followed-by-intraoperative-vertebroplasty-for-metastatic-involvement-of-the-axis
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Xinjie Wu, Mingsheng Tan, Yingna Qi, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Xiangsheng Tang, Qingying Hao
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the upper cervical spine were rarely reported in the literature. However, metastases to this area may cause spinal instability and cord compression, which in turn can result in respiratory failure and neurological dysfunction. The present study investigated the efficacy and safety of posterior decompression and occipitocervical fixation followed by intraoperative vertebroplasty for this disease. METHODS: This was a retrospective study that included 10 patients with metastatic involvement of the axis from March 2002 to May 2014...
January 11, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323806/spine-and-spinal-cord-injuries-after-falls-from-tree-stands-during-the-wisconsin-deer-hunting-season
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Kimberly Hamilton, Brandon Rocque, Nathaniel Brooks
BACKGROUND: Deer hunting is popular in much of the United States. In Wisconsin, use of tree stands for hunting is common. Spine surgeons at a Level 1 Trauma Center observed a high incidence of spine and spinal cord injury due to falls from tree stands while hunting. This study's purpose is to systematically characterize and classify those injuries. METHODS: We reviewed the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' trauma database for tree stand-related injuries from 1999 to 2013...
November 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322966/the-influence-of-adjunctive-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-on-the-therapeutic-effect-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection
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Atilla Kircelli, Tufan Cansever, Cem Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Epidural steroid injection is widely used to treat the short and long-term symptoms of low back and radicular pain. To the best of our knowledge, the influence of transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFSI) combined with caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI) on pain intensity, patient satisfaction, and quality of life in lumbar radiculopathy has not been examined. AIM: To evaluate the short and long-term efficacy of TFSI, and TFSI combined with CESI (TFSI + CESI) in patients with lumbar radiculopathy...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322309/the-global-spine-care-initiative-a-summary-of-guidelines-on-invasive-interventions-for-the-management-of-persistent-and-disabling-spinal-pain-in-low-and-middle-income-communities
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REVIEW
Emre Acaroğlu, Margareta Nordin, Kristi Randhawa, Roger Chou, Pierre Côté, Tiro Mmopelwa, Scott Haldeman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to synthesize recommendations on the use of common elective surgical and interventional procedures for individuals with persistent and disabling non-radicular/axial with or without myelopathy, radicular back pain, cervical myelopathy, symptomatic spinal stenosis, and fractures due to osteoporosis. This review was to inform a clinical care pathway on the patient presentations where surgical interventions could reasonably be considered. METHODS: We synthesized recommendations from six evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and one appropriate use criteria guidance for the surgical and interventional management of persistent and disabling spine pain...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321702/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients
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Özgür Bilgin Topçuoğlu, Özlem Oruç, Sema Saraç, Gülgün Çetintaş Afşar, Kayıhan Uluç
Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. It is usually associated with the compression of the median nerve in the median groove. Because the main symptoms of CTS pain and numbness worsen at night, sleep disorders in CTS patients and the impact of preferred sleeping position on CTS development have been formerly studied. However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study assessing the frequency of CTS in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318418/investigation-of-the-effectiveness-of-therapeutic-ultrasound-with-high-resolution-ultrasonographic-cross-sectional-area-measurement-of-cervical-nerve-roots-in-patients-with-chronic-cervical-radiculopathy-a-prospective-controlled-single-blind-study
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Burcu Metin Ökmen, Korgün Ökmen, Lale Altan
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effects of therapeutic ultrasound (US) on chronic cervical radiculopathy (CR) patients using both the clinical parameters and the cross-sectional area (CSA) values of the cervical nerve roots (NR) measured by high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS). METHODS: Thirty-two patients with chronic CR were included in this prospective, controlled, and single-blind study. All of the patients received therapeutic US at continuous mode, 1-MHz frequency, and 1...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316936/perioperative-complications-after-surgical-treatment-in-degenerative-adult-de-novo-scoliosis
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Maciej J K Simon, Henry F H Halm, Markus Quante
BACKGROUND: Degenerative adult de novo (DAD) scoliosis appears characteristically in the sixth or seventh decade with symptoms of severe back pain and radiculopathy or spinal claudication. The aim of this study was to enhance the knowledge of perioperative complications and detect possible risk factors in this selective DAD scoliosis surgery. METHODS: This retrospective study included only patients with DAD scoliosis undergone correction spondylodesis with previous failure of conservative treatment...
January 10, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315428/cervical-radiculopathy-effectiveness-of-adding-traction-to-physical-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Paolo Pillastrini, Antonio Romeo, Carla Vanti, Valerio Boldrini, Martina Ruggeri, Andrew Guccione, Lucia Bertozzi
Background: Cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a common cervical spine disorder. Cervical traction (CT) is a frequently recommended treatment for patients with CR. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to conduct a review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effect of CT combined with other physical therapy procedures versus physical therapy procedures alone on pain and disability. Data Sources: Data were obtained from COCHRANE Controlled Trials Register, PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, and PEDro, from their inception to July 2016...
January 5, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315121/cervical-total-disk-arthroplasty
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Timothy T Roberts, Ryan J Filler, Jason W Savage, Edward C Benzel
In the United States, cervical total disk arthroplasty (TDA) is US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved for use in both 1 and 2-level constructions for cervical disk disease resulting in myelopathy and/or radiculopathy. TDA designs vary in form, function, material composition, and even performance in vivo. However, the therapeutic goals are the same: to remove the painful degenerative/damaged elements of the intervertebral discoligamenous joint complex, to preserve or restore the natural range of spinal motion, and to mitigate stresses on adjacent spinal segments, thereby theoretically limiting adjacent segment disease (ASDis)...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307252/a-comparison-of-h-reflex-in-the-triceps-surae-muscle-group-in-patients-with-s1-radiculopathy
#15
Mohammad Reza Emad, Hadi Momeninejad, Babak Pourabbas Tahvildari, Hossein Yari
Despite differences in the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the medial gastrocnemius (MG), lateral gastrocnemius (LG), and soleus (Sol) muscles, it is common practice to investigate them as single triceps surae H-reflex recordings. The aim of this study was to compare the latencies of H-reflex recordings from the Sol, MG, and LG in patients with explicit magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evidence of unilateral S1 radiculopathy and also compare their diagnostic yield in varied clinical characteristics (i...
January 8, 2018: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303470/previously-unreported-complications-associated-with-integrated-cage-screws-following-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-report-of-2-cases
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Neginder Saini, Mohammad Zaidi, Maureen T Barry, Robert F Heary
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a widely performed surgical treatment for various lumbar spine pathologies. The authors present the first reports of virtually identical cases of complications with integrated screws in stand-alone interbody cages. Two patients presented with the onset of S-1 radiculopathy due to screw misplacements following an ALIF procedure. In both cases, an integrated screw from the cage penetrated the dorsal aspect of the S-1 cortical margin of the vertebra, extended into the neural foramen, and injured the traversing left S-1 nerve roots...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303469/percutaneous-transforaminal-endoscopic-discectomy-compared-with-microendoscopic-discectomy-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-1-year-results-of-an-ongoing-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zihao Chen, Liangming Zhang, Jianwen Dong, Peigen Xie, Bin Liu, Qiyou Wang, Ruiqiang Chen, Feng Feng, Bu Yang, Tao Shu, Shangfu Li, Yang Yang, Lei He, Mao Pang, Limin Rong
OBJECTIVE A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted to clarify whether percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) results in better clinical outcomes and less surgical trauma than microendoscopic discectomy (MED). METHODS In this single-center, open-label, randomized controlled trial, patients were included if they had persistent signs and symptoms of radiculopathy with corresponding imaging-confirmed lumbar disc herniation. Patients were randomly allocated to the PTED or the MED group by computer-generated randomization codes...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303468/validation-of-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis-computerized-adaptive-tests-in-cervical-spine-surgery
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Barrett S Boody, Surabhi Bhatt, Aditya S Mazmudar, Wellington K Hsu, Nan E Rothrock, Alpesh A Patel
OBJECTIVE The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), which is funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a set of adaptive, responsive assessment tools that measures patient-reported health status. PROMIS measures have not been validated for surgical patients with cervical spine disorders. The objective of this project is to evaluate the validity (e.g., convergent validity, known-groups validity, responsiveness to change) of PROMIS computer adaptive tests (CATs) for pain behavior, pain interference, and physical function in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303467/prospective-randomized-multicenter-study-of-cervical-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-5-year-results-with-a-metal-on-metal-artificial-disc
#19
Domagoj Coric, Richard D Guyer, Pierce D Nunley, David Musante, Cameron Carmody, Charles Gordon, Carl Lauryssen, Margaret O Boltes, Donna D Ohnmeiss
OBJECTIVE Seven cervical total disc replacement (TDR) devices have received FDA approval since 2006. These devices represent a heterogeneous assortment of implants made from various biomaterials with different biomechanical properties. The majority of these devices are composed of metallic endplates with a polymer core. In this prospective, randomized multicenter study, the authors evaluate the safety and efficacy of a metal-on-metal (MoM) TDR (Kineflex|C) versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the treatment of single-level spondylosis with radiculopathy through a long-term (5-year) follow-up...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290136/a-novel-noninstrumented-surgical-approach-for-foramen-reconstruction-for-isthmic-spondylolisthesis-in-patients-with-radiculopathy-preliminary-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes
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Jochem K H Spoor, Alof H G Dallenga, Pravesh S Gadjradj, Luuk de Klerk, Frans C van Biezen, Henk W C Bijvoet, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
OBJECTIVE The health care costs for instrumented spine surgery have increased dramatically in the last few decades. The authors present a novel noninstrumented surgical approach for patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis, with clinical and radiographic results. METHODS Charts of patients who underwent this technique were reviewed. The procedure consisted of nerve root decompression by reconstruction of the intervertebral foramen. This was achieved by removal of the pedicle followed by noninstrumented posterolateral fusion in which autologous bone graft from the right iliac crest was used...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
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