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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922167/cost-effectiveness-of-primarily-surgical-versus-primarily-conservative-treatment-of-acute-and-subacute-radiculopathies-due-to-intervertebral-disc-herniation-from-the-swiss-perspective
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Zanfina Ademi, Viktoria Gloy, Dominik Glinz, Heike Raatz, Joris Van Stiphout, Heiner C Bucher, Matthias Schwenkglenks
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To assess the cost-effectiveness of primarily surgical treatment (PST) versus primarily conservative treatment (PCT) in adults with intermediate severity, acute or subacute, lumbar radicular syndrome due to intervertebral disc herniation. METHODS: A decision analytic model from healthcare system and societal perspectives was used to compare outcomes and costs of PST with those of PCT (physiotherapy, epidural injection and medication). Treatment pathways and quality of life were obtained from published clinical trials...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920949/development-of-olfactory-epithelium-and-associated-structures-in-the-green-iguana-iguana-iguana-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopic-study
#2
Olga Sapoznikov, Petr Cizek, Frantisek Tichy
The ontogenesis of the nasal cavity has been described in many mammalian species. The situation is different with reptiles, despite the fact that they have become relatively common as pets. In this study we focused on the ontogenesis of the olfactory epithelium, as well as other types of epithelia in the nasal cavity of pre-hatched green iguanas (Iguana iguana). Collection of samples began from day 67 of incubation and continued every four days until hatching. Microscopic examination revealed that significant morphological changes in the nasal cavity began approximately at day 91 of ontogenesis...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920892/surface-modification-and-cellular-uptake-evaluation-of-au-coated-ni80fe20-nanodiscs-for-biomedical-applications
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Gabriele Barrera, Loredana Serpe, Federica Celegato, Marco Coїsson, Katia Martina, Roberto Canaparo, Paola Tiberto
A nanofabrication technique based on self-assembling of polystyrene nanospheres is used to obtain magnetic Ni80Fe20 nanoparticles with a disc shape. The free-standing nanodiscs (NDs) have diameter and thickness of about 630 nm and 30 nm, respectively. The versatility of fabrication technique allows one to cover the ND surface with a protective gold layer with a thickness of about 5 nm. Magnetization reversal has been studied by room-temperature hysteresis loop measurements in water-dispersed free-standing NDs...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920413/retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-a-healthy-turkish-population-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#4
Mehmet Cubuk, Nedime Sahinoglu-Keskek, Sakir Ozgur Keskek
BACKGROUND: Normative optical coherence tomography (OCT) data is required for different subsets of the population as ethnic differences in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness have been reported. An OCT database for the normal Turkish population is not commercially available. OBJECTIVES: Quantify peripapillary RNFL thickness in a Turkish population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. SETTING: Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919706/extreme-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgical-technique-outcomes-and-complications-after-a-minimum-of-one-year-follow-up
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I Domínguez, R Luque, M Noriega, J Rey, J Alia, F Marco-Martínez
«Minimally invasive» techniques have been recently been developed in order to achieve good clinical results with a low incidence of complications. The extralateral interbody fusion or direct transpsoas is a minimally invasive anterior arthrodesis. A total of 97 patients with 138 segments received surgery between May 2012 and May 2015. The follow-up was from 12-44 months. The mean age was 68 years (41-86). The most common cause of intervention was the adjacent segment (30%), deformity (22%), and lumbar disc disease (21%)...
December 2, 2016: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919287/chemical-profiling-antimicrobial-and-insecticidal-evaluations-of-polygonum-hydropiper-l
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Muhammad Ayaz, Muhammad Junaid, Farhat Ullah, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Ovais, Waqar Ahmad, Sajjad Ahmad, Anwar Zeb
BACKGROUND: The emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens is of great concern to the global health community. Our ability to effectively treat diseases is based on the discovery of potent drugs for the treatment of these challenging diseases. Traditional medicines are one of the major sources for the discovery of safe, effective and economical drug candidates. In order to validate its antibacterial, antifungal and insecticidal potentials with respect to traditional uses, we have screened for the first time Polygonum hydropiper against pathogenic bacterial, fungal strains and a variety of insects...
December 5, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919200/bony-ankylosis-of-the-facet-joint-of-the-cervical-spine-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-its-characteristics-and-relationship-to-the-clinical-findings
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Haku Iizuka, Yoichi Iizuka, Koichi Okamura, Yukio Yonemoto, Tokue Mieda, Kenji Takagishi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of bony ankylosis of the facet joint of the cervical spine in RA patients who required cervical spine surgery, and its relationship to the clinical findings. METHODS: Eighty consecutive RA patients with cervical spine disorder who received initial surgery were reviewed. The occurrence of bony ankylosis of the facet joint of the cervical spine was investigated using computed tomography (CT) before surgery...
December 6, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918900/differential-gene-expression-in-the-condylar-cartilage-of-growing-rabbits-with-temporomandibular-joint-anterior-disk-displacement-a-transcriptomic-study
#8
Shuhua Wang, Liquan Deng, Ye Li, Huiling Wu, Zhiyuan Gu
Internal derangement (ID) in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) comprises a group of clinical problems with relatively high prevalence. However, the temporal changes in gene expression of condylar cartilage during continuous ID remain unclear. The aim of the current study is to investigate by microarray analysis, the differentially-expressed gene pattern in condylar cartilage of rabbits with ID from one to eight weeks of ID progression. Histological results (hematoxylin and eosin staining) indicated that abnormal collagen fiber arrangements, fragmentation of fibrils, and inflammatory cell-infiltration were detected from one to four weeks in joint disc specimens, while newly formed vessels, mucoid degeneration, meniscal tears, and the presence of osteoclasts and osteoblasts were observed at later time points...
November 6, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918827/optic-radiations-microstructural-changes-in-glaucoma-and-association-with-severity-a-study-using-3tesla-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Laury Tellouck, Muriel Durieux, Pierrick Coupé, Audrey Cougnard-Grégoire, Joy Tellouck, Thomas Tourdias, Fanny Munsch, Arnaud Garrigues, Catherine Helmer, Florence Malet, Jean-François Dartigues, Vincent Dousset, Cécile Delcourt, Cédric Schweitzer
Purpose: To compare microstructural changes along the optical radiations and brain structure volumes between glaucoma and control subjects using in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and to analyze their association with severity of the disease. Methods: A total of 50 open-angle glaucoma subjects and 50 healthy age- and sex-matched controls underwent detailed ophthalmologic examinations (including visual field testing [VF], funduscopy, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography) as well as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) using 3...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918144/a-novel-rat-tail-discitis-model-using-bioluminescent-staphylococcus-aureus
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Phillip A Bostian, Jonathan M Karnes, Shari Cui, Lisa J Robinson, Scott D Daffner, Michelle R Witt, Sanford E Emery
Management of spondylodiscitis is a challenging clinical problem requiring medical and surgical treatment strategies. The purpose of this study was to establish a rat model of spondylodiscitis that utilizes bioluminescent Staphylococcus aureus, thus permitting in-vivo surveillance of infection intensity. Inocula of the bioluminescent S. aureus strain XEN36 were created in concentrations of 10(2) CFU/0.1 mL, 10(4) CFU/0.1 mL, and 10(6) CFU/0.1 mL. Three groups of rats were injected with the bacteria in the most proximal intervertebral tail segment...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917821/optimizing-cell-sourcing-for-clinical-translation-of-tissue-engineered-ears
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Kerry A Morrison, Benjamin P Cohen, Ope Asanbe, Xue Dong, Alice Harper, Lawrence J Bonassar, Jason A Spector
: Background . Currently, the major impediment to clinical translation of our previously described platform for the fabrication of high fidelity, patient-specific tissue engineered ears is the development of a clinically optimal cell sourcing strategy. A limited autologous auricular chondrocyte (AuC) supply in conjunction with rapid chondrocyte de-differentiation during in vitro expansion currently makes clinical translation more challenging. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) offer significant promise due to their inherent chondrogenic potential, and large availability through minimally invasive procedures...
December 5, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917384/genetic-alterations-in-intervertebral-disc-disease
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REVIEW
Nikolay L Martirosyan, Arpan A Patel, Alessandro Carotenuto, M Yashar S Kalani, Evgenii Belykh, Corey T Walker, Mark C Preul, Nicholas Theodore
BACKGROUND: Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is considered a multifactorial disease that is influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. The last two decades of research strongly demonstrate that genetic factors contribute about 75% of the IVDD etiology. Recent total genome sequencing studies have shed light on the various single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with IVDD. AIM: This review presents comprehensive and updated information about the diversity of genetic factors in the inflammatory, degradative, homeostatic, and structural systems involved in the IVDD...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917347/identification-of-lumbar-disc-disease-hallmarks-a-large-cross-sectional-study
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Jun Zhang, Fei Zhao, Feng-Liang Wang, Yong-Feng Yang, Chen Zhang, Yue Cao, You-Lin Wang, Xiao-Juan Shi, Yi Wan, Min Zhang, Meng-Qiao Liu, Chun-Guang Zuo, Hai-Qiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc disease has a disabling impact on global people with heavy burden on society, mainly consisting of lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) and lumbar disc herniation (LDH). The recently released lumbar disc nomenclature version 2.0 deepens our understandings on the diseases. Consequently, there is an urgent need to clarify the occurrence and distribution features of LDD and LDH in a large-scale sample in terms of the novel version. QUESTION/PURPOSES: We asked: (1) Is there a difference in the occurrence and distribution hallmarks of LDD and LDH in a population-based large-scale sample? (2) Does the novel nomenclature version bring novel vision on lumbar disc disease? METHODS: Five thousand two hundred eighty-eight consecutive cases (26,440 lumbar discs) undergoing lumbar spine MRI were retrospectively included from Jan 2008 to Dec 2010 in a territory university hospital...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917046/a-new-species-of-pentamera-ayres-1852-from-the-brazilian-coast-holothuroidea-dendrochirotida-phyllophoridae
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Jéssica Prata, Martin L Christoffersen
Pentamera paraibanensissp. n. is described from more than 3000 specimens as a new species of Phyllophoridae from northeast Brazil, in the tropical southwestern Atlantic. It is distinguished from its congeners by the shape of the calcareous ring with moderate posterior processes, and by the tables in the body wall with a usually quadrilocular disc and a low, toothed spire composed of two pillars. The body is brown, with the tube feet in double rows per ambulacrum, and tentacles more lightly colored. The species was found inside rodoliths in large numbers...
2016: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916267/negative-pressure-pulmonary-edema-following-cervical-disc-hernia-surgery
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Luis Gorospe, Pascual Agustín Crespo-Aliseda, Isabel García Gómez-Muriel, Raquel García-Latorre, Carmen Campos-Ferrer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916038/-mid-to-long-term-outcomes-of-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-for-symptomatic-cervical-disc-disease-a-meta-analysis
#16
S L Kan, B Yang, G Z Ning, S J Gao, J C Sun, S Q Feng
Objective: To compare the benefits and harms of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion(ACDF) for symptomatic cervical disc disease at mid- to long-term follow-up. Methods: Electronic searches were made in PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials with at least 48 moths follow-up.Outcomes were reported as relative risk or standardized mean difference.Meta-analysis was carried out using Revman version 5.3 and Stata version 12.0. Results: Seven trials were included, involving 2 302 participants...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916034/-the-mid-to-long-term-effect-of-wallis-lumbar-interspinous-dynamic-stabilization-on-the-adjacent-segment-degeneration
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X Yuan, C Kong, X M Chen, L B Cui, S J Xu, Y D Liu
Objective: To explore the mid- to long-term effect of Wallis interspinous dynamic stabilization system on the adjacent segment degeneration. Methods: From March 2009 to June 2010, in Department of Orthopedics, Beijing Luhe Hospital, Capital Medical University, 24 patients with L4-5 monosegmental lumbar disc herniation were treated with posterior lumbar decompression combined with Wallis interspinous dynamic fixation. Clinical outcomes were evaluated with visual analogue score (VAS) (back pain), VAS (leg pain) and oswestry disability index (ODI) score...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915069/systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-particulate-vs-non-particulate-corticosteroids-in-epidural-injections
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REVIEW
Priyesh Mehta, Isaac Syrop, Jaspal Ricky Singh, Jonathan Kirschner
OBJECTIVE: To systematically analyze published studies in regards to the comparative efficacy of particulate versus non-particulate corticosteroids for cervical and lumbosacral epidural steroid injections (ESI) in reducing pain and improving function. TYPE: Systematic Review LITERATURE SURVEY: MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched from the period of 1950 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Criteria for inclusion in this review were: 1) Randomized controlled trials and 2) Retrospective studies comparing particulate versus non-particulate medication in fluoroscopically guided injections using a transforaminal (TF) or interlaminar (IL) approach...
November 30, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914989/transcriptome-analysis-of-adult-and-fetal-trabecular-meshwork-cornea-and-ciliary-body-tissues-by-rna-sequencing
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Megan Ulmer Carnes, R Rand Allingham, Allison Ashley-Koch, Michael A Hauser
PURPOSE: To characterize the transcriptional landscape of human adult and fetal trabecular meshwork (TM), cornea, and ciliary body (CB) tissues, and to evaluate the expression level of candidate genes selected from genetic association studies of primary-open angle glaucoma, central corneal thickness, intraocular pressure, vertical cup to disc ratio, and optic nerve parameters. METHODS: Deep RNA sequencing was performed on the selected human tissues. Transcriptome analyses were performed to 1) characterize the total number of expressed genes, 2) identify the most highly expressed genes, 3) estimate the number of novel transcripts, and 4) evaluate the expression of candidate genes in each tissue...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914384/piezoelectric-cylindrical-discs-and-solid-rods-dependence-of-the-resonance-frequencies-and-effective-coupling-coefficients-on-aspect-ratio
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Boris S Aronov, Corey L Bachand
Dependencies of the resonance frequencies and effective coupling coefficients for solid circular cylindrical piezoelements (discs) of finite size are considered as a function of their height-to-diameter aspect ratios, h/2a. At aspect ratios in the range of approximately 0.5 < h/2a < 1.5 the piezoelements are treated analytically, as a two degree-of-freedom coupled system by applying the coupled mode theory approach [Aronov, Bachand, and Brown, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 126(6), 2983-2990 (2009)]. Results are presented as plots of resonance frequencies and effective coupling coefficients vs aspect ratios...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
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