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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906950/clinical-evaluation-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessment-of-intradiscal-methylene-blue-injection-for-the-treatment-of-discogenic-low-back-pain
#1
XiaoJun Zhang, Jie Hao, Zhenming Hu, HaiTao Yang
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a common worldwide health problem and has a significant socioeconomic impact on public health. Internal disc disruption has been considered as the most common cause of low back pain. Various therapies, including interbody fusion, disc replacement, injection therapies, and thermal annular procedures have been utilized for the treatment of discogenic low back pain. Recently, a new method of intradiscal methylene blue injection has been introduced to treat discogenic low back pain, but the clinical outcomes are controversial...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902945/artificial-cervical-disc-replacement-with-the-prestige-lp-prosthesis-for-the-treatment-of-non-contiguous-2-level-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease-a-minimum-24-month-follow-up
#2
Tingkui Wu, Beiyu Wang, Chen Ding, Yang Meng, Jigang Lou, Yi Yang, Hao Liu
OBJECTIVE: We describe the features of non-contiguous 2-level cervical degenerative disc disease (NCDDD), investigate the safety and feasibility of artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of NCDDD, and expect that our study will provide spine surgeons with an alternative procedure for NCDDD. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with NCDDD received ACDR with a Prestige-LP prosthesis. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using the 36-Short Form (SF-36, Mental Component Summary [MCS] and Physical Component Summary [PCS]), Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA), and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893747/analysis-of-the-function-of-apoptosis-during-imaginal-wing-disc-regeneration-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#3
Sandra Diaz-Garcia, Sara Ahmed, Antonio Baonza
Regeneration is the ability that allows organisms to replace missing organs or lost tissue after injuries. This ability requires the coordinated activity of different cellular processes, including programmed cell death. Apoptosis plays a key role as a source of signals necessary for regeneration in different organisms. The imaginal discs of Drosophila melanogaster provide a particularly well-characterised model system for studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration. Although it has been shown that signals produced by apoptotic cells are needed for homeostasis and regeneration of some tissues of this organism, such as the adult midgut, the contribution of apoptosis to disc regeneration remains unclear...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890691/minimum-four-year-subsequent-surgery-rates-of-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-fusion-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-clinical-trials
#4
Tingkui Wu, Hao Liu, Beiyu Wang, Yang Meng
: InstructionAnterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-accepted surgical management strategy for radiculopathy and/or myelopathy.However, complications sometimes required subsequent surgery at the operated and adjacent levels. Artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) has been accepted as the most extensive non-fusion procedure and is designed to preserve motion. However, some specific complications can resultinsubsequent surgery, thus attracting the attention of investigators...
November 24, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888676/revision-surgery-for-cervical-artificial-disc-surgical-technique-and-clinical-results
#5
J Onken, A Reinke, J Radke, T Finger, S Bayerl, P Vajkoczy, B Meyer
OBJECTIVE: Cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR) was developed with the goal of preserving mobility of the cervical segment in patients with degenerative disc disease. So far, little is known about experiences with revision surgery and explantation of C-ADRs. Here, we report our experience with revision the third generation, Galileo-type disc prosthesis from a retrospective study of two institutions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2008 and July 2016, 16 patients with prior implantation of C-ADR underwent removal of the Galileo-type disc prosthesis (Signus, Medizintechnik, Germany) due to a call back by industry...
October 31, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865820/adjacent-segment-disease-requiring-reoperation-in-cervical-total-disc-arthroplasty-a-literature-review-and-update
#6
REVIEW
Ki-Eun Chang, Martin H Pham, Patrick C Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the difference in rate of reoperation for adjacent segment disease (ASD) between anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) and total disc replacement (TDR). METHOD: A systematic review of literature was performed using PubMed, clinicaltrials.gov, and various other search engines. Nine studies met the inclusion criteria and were used to report an estimated overall rate of reoperation secondary to ASD for both ACDF and TDR. RESULTS: Forty-six clinical trials were identified after the initial search, and 9 studies met our inclusion criteria...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847073/impingement-of-single-tilting-disc-mitral-prosthesis-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve%C3%A2-replacement
#7
John J Squiers, Katherine R Hebeler, J Michael DiMaio, Patrick Ogbue, Molly Szerlip, William T Brinkman
An 80-year-old woman with a medical history of mitral valve replacement with single-tilting disc prosthesis underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The tilting disc was noted to have abnormal motion after re-ballooning of the TAVR valve. Cardiopulmonary bypass was initiated, and the procedure was converted to surgical aortic valve replacement. After removal of the TAVR valve, the tilting disc moved freely. Although TAVR in patients with mitral prostheses is technically feasible, particular caution is necessary, and postdeployment dilation should be avoided...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845294/-antibiotic-sensitivity-resistance-of-microbial-strains-isolated-in-traumatological-department
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N Avazashvili, P Imnadze, I Mchedlishvili, Kh Gachechiladze
In this article, there are given data of study for antibiotic sensitivity/resistance of gram-positive and gram-negative representatives of different microbial species, isolated from patients after primary hip replacement and osteosynthesis of long bones, which had post operative infectious complications, and also isolated from samples of traumatology department environment. Identification of sensitivity/resistance to antibiotics was performed with use of two methods - disc diffusion and serial dilution on solid nutrient media...
October 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836574/towards-bioreactor-development-with-physiological-motion-control-and-its-applications
#9
Marcus Stoffel, Wolfgang Willenberg, Marzieh Azarnoosh, Nadine Fuhrmann-Nelles, Bei Zhou, Bernd Markert
In biomedical applications bioreactors are used, which are able to apply mechanical loadings under cultivation conditions on biological tissues. However, complex mechanobiological evolutions, such as the dependency between mechanical properties and cell activity, depend strongly on the applied loading conditions. This requires correct physiological movements and loadings in bioreactors. The aim of the present study is to develop bioreactors, in which native and artificial biological tissues can be cultivated under physiological conditions in knee joints and spinal motion segments...
November 8, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833709/immediate-reconstruction-of-large-full-thickness-segmental-anterior-maxillary-defect-with-bone-transport
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Alberto Rocha Pereira, Nuno Montezuma, Luis Oliveira, Miguel Magalhães, José Rosa
Maxillary segmental defects are a reconstructive challenge particularly when the anterior arch is involved. Missing bone, mucosa, and teeth should be replaced; fistulae closure should be guaranteed by bone and mucosa continuity; stable functional occlusion should be achieved; and facial aesthetics restored. These defects resulting from tumor excisions, if left untreated, will cause additional problems related to interposed scar and collapse of lip and nose. Immediate reconstruction should avoid these problems and should be considered when safe tumor-free margins are obtained...
November 2016: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826089/ulf-fernstrom-1915-1985-and-his-contributions-to-the-development-of-artificial-disc-replacements-a-historical-vignette
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REVIEW
Christian Fisahn, Brittni Burgess, Joe Iwanaga, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Artificial disc replacements, which serve the function of separating vertebrae to allow for proper spinal alignment, can help treat debilitating low back pain in patients who have failed other conservative methods of treatment. Ulf Fernstrom was the pioneer of artificial disc replacement, and his contribution in the way of Fernstrom "Balls" dramatically altered spinal surgery and technique by demonstrating the proper technique and implant that should be utilized for areas requiring motion in many planes...
November 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807981/evaluation-of-aesculap-implant-systems-activl-artificial-disc-for-the-treatment-of-degenerative-disc-disease
#12
Daniel Shein, Jennifer Shue, Federico Girardi
A primary cause of chronic low back pain and disability is lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). Surgical treatments are available for DDD including fusion or lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). Lumbar TDR is performed as a motion-preserving alternative to lumbar fusion. There are several marketed lumbar TDR devices including the Aesculap Implant Systems activL Artificial Disc, Charité Artificial Disc and the ProDisc-L Total Disc Replacement. Areas covered: Considering the various surgical options by which lumbar DDD can be managed, here we evaluate the biologic and biomechanical benefits and concerns of the Aesculap activL Artificial Disc...
November 22, 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793714/nf-y-in-invertebrates
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REVIEW
Masamitsu Yamaguchi, Md Saheb Ali, Yasuhide Yoshioka, Luong Linh Ly, Hideki Yoshida
Both Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) are useful model organisms to study in vivo roles of NF-Y during development. Drosophila NF-Y (dNF-Y) consists of three subunits dNF-YA, dNF-YB and dNF-YC. In some tissues, dNF-YC-related protein Mes4 may replace dNF-YC in dNF-Y complex. Studies with eye imaginal disc-specific dNF-Y-knockdown flies revealed that dNF-Y positively regulates the sevenless gene encoding a receptor tyrosine kinase, a component of the ERK pathway and negatively regulates the Sensless gene encoding a transcription factor to ensure proper development of R7 photoreceptor cells together with proper R7 axon targeting...
October 26, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771937/lumbar-intervertebral-disc-allograft-transplantation-healing-and-remodelling-of-the-bony-structure
#14
Y-C Huang, J Xiao, W Y Leung, W W Lu, Y Hu, K D Luk
Previous human study suggested that fresh-frozen intervertebral disc allograft transplantation can relieve neurological symptoms and restore segmental kinematics. Before wide clinical application, research into the pathophysiology of the postoperative disc allograft is needed. One important question that remains to be answered in disc allografting is the healing process of the host-graft interface and the subsequent change of the endplates. With the goat model for lumbar disc allografting, histology, micro-computed tomography analysis, scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy mapping were applied to evaluate the healing of the host-graft interfaces, the remodelling of subchondral bone, and the changes of the bony and cartilaginous endplates after transplantation...
October 19, 2016: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771427/comparison-between-total-disc-replacement-and-hybrid-construct-at-two-lumbar-levels-with-minimum-follow-up-of-two-years
#15
K Andrieu, J Allain, P-M Longis, J-P Steib, J Beaurain, J Delécrin
INTRODUCTION: Lower back pain due to degenerative disc disease is a therapeutic challenge in young patients. Although arthrodesis is currently the gold standard for surgical treatment, improvement in total disc replacement techniques makes it possible to preserve segmental mobility with good results in one-level surgery. Nevertheless, the French National Health Authority does not recommend total disc replacement for multilevel surgery. Thus, hybrid constructs that combine one-level disc replacement with arthrodesis have been developed for multilevel indications...
October 19, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759878/the-dorsal-skinfold-chamber-a-versatile-tool-for-preclinical-research-in-tissue-engineering-and-regenerative-medicine
#16
Y-C Huang, J Xiao, W Y Leung, W W Lu, Y Hu, K D Luk
Previous human study suggested that fresh-frozen intervertebral disc allograft transplantation can relieve neurological symptoms and restore segmental kinematics. Before wide clinical application, research into the pathophysiology of the postoperative disc allograft is needed. One important question that remains to be answered in disc allografting is the healing process of the host-graft interface and the subsequent change of the endplates. With the goat model for lumbar disc allografting, histology, micro-computed tomography analysis, scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy mapping were applied to evaluate the healing of the host-graft interfaces, the remodelling of subchondral bone, and the changes of the bony and cartilaginous endplates after transplantation...
October 19, 2016: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755491/clinical-outcomes-of-outpatient-cervical-total-disc-replacement-compared-to-outpatient-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
#17
Kingsley R Chin, Fabio J R Pencle, Jason A Seale, Franz K Pencle
STUDY DESIGN: A single-center, retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and outcomes of total disc replacement (TDR) as an outpatient procedure in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) has been demonstrated to be safe in the outpatient setting. As the awareness of same day surgery procedures is on the rise due to better outcome and shorter recovery time...
October 17, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753787/best-practices-for-outpatient-anterior-cervical-surgery-results-from-a-delphi-panel
#18
Anita Mohandas, Chris Summa, W Bradley Worthington, Jason Lerner, Kevin T Foley, Robert J Bohinski, Gregory B Lanford, Carol Holden, Richard N W Wohns
STUDY DESIGN: Delphi Panel expert panel consensus and narrative literature review OBJECTIVE.: To obtain expert consensus on best practices for patient selection and perioperative decision making for outpatient anterior cervical surgery (anterior cervical disc fusion (ACDF) and cervical total disc replacement (CTDR)). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spine surgery in ambulatory settings is becoming a preferred option for both patients and providers. The transition from traditional inpatient environments has been enabled by innovation in anesthesia protocols and surgical technique, as well as favorable economics...
October 6, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751923/return-to-sports-after-cervical-total-disc-replacement
#19
Andreas Reinke, Michael Behr, Alexander Preuss, Jimmy Villard, Bernhard Meyer, Florian Ringel
OBJECT: Total disc replacement (TDR) is typically indicated in young patients with a cervical soft disc herniation. To date, there are few data on the activity level of patients after cervical TDR; in particular, from young patients who are expected to have a high activity level with frequent exercising. The expectation is that returning to active sports after cervical TDR is not restricted. METHODS: Fifty patients were treated with a monosegmental cervical TDR at our department between May 2006 and March 2012...
October 14, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720953/comparative-thoracic-anatomy-of-the-wild-type-and-wingless-wg-1-cn-1-mutant-of-drosophila-melanogaster-diptera
#20
Benjamin Fabian, Katharina Schneeberg, Rolf Georg Beutel
Genetically modified organisms are crucial for our understanding of gene regulatory networks, physiological processes and ontogeny. With modern molecular genetic techniques allowing the rapid generation of different Drosophila melanogaster mutants, efficient in-depth morphological investigations become an important issue. Anatomical studies can elucidate the role of certain genes in developmental processes and point out which parts of gene regulatory networks are involved in evolutionary changes of morphological structures...
November 2016: Arthropod Structure & Development
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