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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329976/therapeutic-potential-of-spinal-glp-1-receptor-signaling
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Dongao Zhang, Gang Lv
GLP-1 signaling pathway has been well studied for its role in regulating glucose homeostasis, as well as its beneficial effects in energy and nutrient metabolism. A number of drugs based on GLP-1 have been used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. GLP-1R is expressed in multiple organs and numerous experimental studies have demonstrated that GLP-1 signaling pathway exhibits pro-survival functions in various disorders. In the central nervous system, stimulation of GLP-1R produces neuroprotective effects in specific neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease...
January 9, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329765/usefulness-of-the-trabecular-bone-score-for-assessing-the-risk-of-osteoporotic-fracture
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L Redondo, E Puigoriol, J R Rodríguez, P Peris, E Kanterewicz
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The trabecular bone score (TBS) is an imaging technique that assesses the condition of the trabecular microarchitecture. Preliminary results suggest that TBS, along with the bone mineral density assessment, could improve the calculation of the osteoporotic fracture risk. The aim of this study was to analyse TBS values and their relationship with the clinical characteristics, bone mineral density and history of fractures of a cohort of posmenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analysed 2,257 posmenopausal women from the FRODOS cohort, which was created to determine the risk factors for osteoporotic fracture through a clinical survey and bone densitometry with vertebral morphometry...
January 9, 2018: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329490/nematode-eggs-observed-in-cytology-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-diagnostic-for-intramedullary-spirocerca-lupi-spinal-cord-migration
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Sigal Klainbart, Orit Chai, Rafael Vaturi, Kira Rapoport, Itamar Aroch, Merav Hagar Shamir
Spinal spirocercosis due to aberrant Spirocerca lupi nematode migration is an emerging etiology for acute myelitis in dogs in Israel, causing severe, mostly nonsymmetrical hind limb paresis or paralysis, and sometimes tetraparesis or tetraparalysis. So far, incidental identification of parasites during spinal surgery or at necropsy provides the only definite diagnosis, while antemortem diagnosis of this condition has been uncertain. Specifically, antemortem diagnosis is based on the typical clinical presentation of acute, progressive, asymmetrical hind limb paresis or paralysis, with moderate to severe eosinophilic to mixed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis and increased CSF protein concentration...
January 12, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327452/regenerative-effects-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-neural-crest-cells-for-treatment-of-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Iwan Jones, Liudmila N Novikova, Lev N Novikov, Monika Renardy, Andreas Ullrich, Mikael Wiberg, Leif Carlsson, Paul J Kingham
Surgical intervention is the current gold standard treatment following peripheral nerve injury. However, this approach has limitations and full recovery of both motor and sensory modalities often remains incomplete. The development of artificial nerve grafts that either complement or replace current surgical procedures is therefore of paramount importance. An essential component of artificial grafts are biodegradable conduits and transplanted cells that provide trophic support during the regenerative process...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327205/nociceptive-roles-of-trpm2-ion-channel-in-pathologic-pain
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Yongwoo Jang, Pyung Sun Cho, Young Duk Yang, Sun Wook Hwang
Pain is a protective mechanism that enables us to avoid potentially harmful environments. However, when pathologically persisted and aggravated under severely injured or inflamed conditions, pain often reduces the quality of life and thus is considered as a disease to eliminate. Inflammatory and/or neuropathic mechanisms may exaggerate interactions between damaged tissues and neural pathways for pain mediation. Similar mechanisms also promote the communication among cellular participants in synapses at spinal or higher levels, which may amplify nociceptive firing and subsequent signal transmission, deteriorating the pain sensation...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325137/review-of-neurosurgery-medical-professional-liability-claims-in-the-united-states
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Amanda R Sergesketter, Michael D Frakes, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Due to disparaging costs and rates of malpractice claims in neurosurgery, there has been significant interest in identifying high-risk specialties, types of malpractice claims, and characteristics of claim-prone physicians. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the malpractice claims against neurosurgeons. METHODS: This was a comprehensive analysis of all malpractice liability claims involving a neurosurgeon as the primary defendant, conducted using the Physician Insurers Association of America Data Sharing Project from January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2012...
January 8, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323733/photo-induced-toxicity-following-exposure-to-crude-oil-and-ultraviolet-radiation-in-two-australian-fishes
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Lauren E Sweet, Andrew T Revill, Joanna Strzelecki, Sharon E Hook, Jeffrey M Morris, Aaron P Roberts
Some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a component of crude oil, are known to cause increased toxicity when organisms are co-exposed with ultraviolet radiation, resulting in photo-induced toxicity. The photodynamic characteristic of some PAHs are of particular concern to places like Australia with high ultraviolet radiation levels. The objective of this study was to characterize the photo-induced toxicity of an Australian Northwest Shelf oil to early life stage yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) and black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri)...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323630/fatal-innominate-artery-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-tetraplegia-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi
Context Hemorrhage is one of the potentially fatal complications of tracheostomy. A rare but lethal cause of tracheostomy related bleeding is hemorrhage from the innominate artery. This occurs following tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) formation, which is associated with a mortality rate of more than 85%. Here, we report the case of an individual with tetraplegia and a tracheostomy who died as a result of innominate artery hemorrhage. This case highlights the possible causes and interventions associated with this complication, and provides insight into tracheostomy related bleeding in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322629/material-dependent-fretting-corrosion-in-spinal-fusion-devices-evaluation-of-onset-and-long-term-response
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Vaneet Singh, Jacob P Shorez, Sachin A Mali, Nadim J Hallab, Jeremy L Gilbert
Posterior spinal fusion implants include number of interconnecting components, which are subjected to micromotion under physiological loading conditions inducing a potential for fretting corrosion. There is very little known about the fretting corrosion in these devices in terms of the minimum angular displacement (threshold) necessary to induce fretting corrosion or the amount of fretting corrosion that can arise during the life of the implant. Therefore, the first goal was to evaluate the threshold fretting corrosion in three anatomical orientations and second the long-term fretting corrosion for the three different material types of spinal implants under physiological loading conditions...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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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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/29321983/anti-paralytic-medicinal-plants-review
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REVIEW
Khaling Mikawlrawng, Roma Rani, Suresh Kumar, Ankur R Bhardwaj, Geeta Prakash
Paralysis is the loss of the ability of one or more muscles to move, due to disruption of signaling between the nervous system and muscles. The most common causes of paralysis are stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis. The search for cure of paralysis is yet to be found. Many ethnobotanical surveys have reported the use of medicinal plants by various ethnic communities in treating and curing paralysis. The present review discusses the use of medicinal plants in India for ameliorating and curing paralytic conditions, as well as discuses some of the important developments in future possible applications of medicinal plants in treatment of paralysis...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321946/clinical-and-radiologic-considerations-for-idiopathic-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome
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Mina S Makary, Anand Rajan, Anthony M Aquino, Suresh K Chamarthi
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome often occurs in the setting of rapid weight loss and scoliosis corrective spinal surgery. A reduction of fat around the third part of the duodenum can predispose the duodenum to compression and obstruction by the SMA as it emerges from the abdominal aorta. In this report, we describe this underdiagnosed condition in a previously healthy young female presenting with progressive post-prandial emesis, non-specific abdominal pain, and weight loss. A critical review of this disease process is explored to highlight pathology, imaging characteristics, and essential alternative diagnostic considerations...
November 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321467/importance-of-regular-and-maintenance-therapy-adherence-in-neuromyelitis-optica-nmo-lessons-from-a-repeating-relapse-case
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Jing Miao, Doreen E Aboagye, Boris Chulpayev, Lin Liu, Gary Ishkanian, Bangaruraju Kolanuvada, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
BACKGROUND Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system; NMO predominantly affects the spinal cord and optic nerves. The diagnosis is based on history, clinical presentation, seropositive NMO-IgG antibody, and notably, exclusion of other diseases. Despite the absence of definitive therapeutic strategies for NMO, methylprednisolone pulse therapy and plasma exchange are used for acute phase treatment, while immunosuppressive agent(s) are recommended to prevent relapses and improve prognosis...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321098/spondylodiscitis-diagnosis-and-treatment-options
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Christian Herren, Norma Jung, Miguel Pishnamaz, Marianne Breuninger, Jan Siewe, Rolf Sobottke
BACKGROUND: A recent population-based study from Denmark showed that the incidence of spondylodiscitis rose from 2.2 to 5.8 per 100 000 persons per year over the period 1995-2008; the age-standardized incidence in Germany has been estimated at 30 per 250 000 per year on the basis of data from the Federal Statistical Office (2015). The early diagnosis and treatment of this condition are essential to give the patient the best chance of a good outcome, but these are often delayed because it tends to present with nonspecific manifestations, and fever is often absent...
December 25, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318414/accuracy-of-pedicle-screw-insertion-by-airo%C3%A2-intraoperative-ct-in-complex-spinal-deformity-assessed-by-a-new-classification-based-on-technical-complexity-of-screw-insertion
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S Rajasekaran, Manindra Bhushan, Siddharth Aiyer, Rishi Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty
PURPOSE: To develop a classification based on the technical complexity encountered during pedicle screw insertion and to evaluate the performance of AIRO® CT navigation system based on this classification, in the clinical scenario of complex spinal deformity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 31 complex spinal deformity correction surgeries were prospectively analyzed for performance of AIRO® mobile CT-based navigation system. Pedicles were classified according to complexity of insertion into five types...
January 9, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316474/spinal-versus-general-anesthesia-for-lumbar-spine-surgery-in-high-risk-patients-perioperative-hemodynamic-stability-complications-and-costs
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Michael Finsterwald, Marco Muster, Mazda Farshad, Andrea Saporito, Muriel Brada, José A Aguirre
OBJECTIVE: More stable perioperative hemodynamic conditions, lower costs and a lower perioperative complication rate were reported in young healthy patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery in spinal anesthesia (SA) compared to general anesthesia (GA). However, the benefits of SA in high risk patients (ASA≥II suffering from cardiovascular and/or pulmonary pathologies) undergoing this surgery are unclear. Our objective was to analyze whether SA leads to an improved perioperative hemodynamic stability and to a more cost-effective management compared to GA in high risk patients undergoing this surgery...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314454/neurophysiological-comparison-among-tonic-high-frequency-and-burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-novel-insights-into-spinal-and-brain-mechanisms-of-action
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Tommaso Bocci, Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Davide Barloscio, Laura Parenti, Lara Tollapi, Massimiliano Valeriani, Ferdinando Sartucci
RATIONALE: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective option for neuropathic pain treatment. New technological developments, as high-frequency (HF) and theta burst stimulation (TBS), have shown promising results, although putative mechanisms of action still remain debated. METHODS: thirty patients with lower back pain were enrolled and underwent LF, HF, and TBS. Laser evoked potentials (LEPs) were recorded by using a Nd:YAG laser. Amplitudes and latencies of the main two components (N1, N2/P2) were compared among different experimental sessions...
January 4, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313911/spinal-cord-injury-arising-in-anaesthesia-practice
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REVIEW
D W Hewson, N M Bedforth, J G Hardman
Spinal cord injury arising during anaesthetic practice is a rare event, but one that carries a significant burden in terms of morbidity and mortality. In this article, we will review the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury. We will then discuss injuries relating to patient position, spinal cord hypoperfusion and neuraxial techniques. The most serious causes of spinal cord injury - vertebral canal haematoma, spinal epidural abscess, meningitis and adhesive arachnoiditis - will be discussed in turn. For each condition, we draw attention to practical, evidence-based measures clinicians can undertake to reduce their incidence, or mitigate their severity...
January 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307609/decreased-glutathione-levels-cause-overt-motor-neuron-degeneration-in-hsod1wt-over-expressing-mice
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Kelby M Killoy, Benjamin A Harlan, Mariana Pehar, Kristi L Helke, Jeffrey A Johnson, Marcelo R Vargas
Mutations in Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) cause familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal disorder characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons. Several lines of evidence have shown that SOD1 mutations cause ALS through a gain of a toxic function that remains to be fully characterized. A significant share of our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process in ALS comes from the study of rodents over-expressing ALS-linked mutant hSOD1. These mutant hSOD1 models develop an ALS-like phenotype...
January 4, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307082/biomarkers-in-spinal-cord-injury-from-prognosis-to-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Leonardo Fonseca Rodrigues, Vivaldo Moura-Neto, Tania Cristina Leite de Sampaio E Spohr
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is considered an incurable condition, having a heterogenous recovery and uncertain prognosis. Therefore, a reliable prediction of the improvement in the acute phase could benefit patients. Physicians are unanimous in insisting that at the initial damage of the spinal cord (SC), the patient should be carefully evaluated in order to help selecting an appropriate neuroprotective treatment. However, currently, neurologic impairment after SCI is measured and classified by functional examination...
January 6, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
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