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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822825/comparison-of-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-outcomes-in-patients-receiving-rhbmp-2-versus-autograft
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Taleef R Khan, Kalin R Pearce, Steven J McAnany, Colleen M Peters, Munish C Gupta, Lukas P Zebala
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) plays a pivotal role in complex spine surgery. Despite its limited approval, the off-label use of rhBMP-2 is prevalent, particularly in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions (TLIF) PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness and safety of rhBMP-2 use in TLIF procedures versus autograft. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort Study PATIENT SAMPLE: Patients older than 18 years undergoing spine surgery for lumbar degenerative spine disease at a single academic institution...
August 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819694/thoracic-corpectomy-for-neoplastic-vertebral-bodies-using-a-navigated-lateral-extracavitary-approach-a-single-center-consecutive-case-series-technique-and-analysis
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Sebastian Hartmann, Christoph Wipplinger, Anja Tschugg, Pujan Kavakebi, Alexander Örley, Pierre Pascal Girod, Claudius Thomé
Thoracic myelopathy is often caused by vertebral body fractures resulting from neoplastic conditions, traumatic events, or infectious diseases. One of the preferred procedures for treating it is the lateral extracavitary approach (LECA) with single-level or multilevel decompressive corpectomy and reconstruction. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the thoracic lateral extracavitary approach with corpectomy using vertebral body replacement systems (VBR-S) and dorsal reconstruction. Twenty-four patients with metastatic or primary lesions of thoracic vertebrae T2-T12 underwent spinal decompression and ventral column reconstruction with correction of spinal deformity via a LECA...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817419/the-association-of-fat-and-lean-tissue-with-whole-body-and-spine-bone-mineral-density-is-modified-by-hiv-status-and-sex-in-children-and-youth
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Denise L Jacobson, Jane C Lindsey, Brent A Coull, Kathleen Mulligan, Priya Bhagwat, Grace M Aldrovandi
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected (HIV-pos) male children/youth showed lower bone mineral density at sexual maturity than HIV-uninfected (HIV-neg) females. It is not known whether complications of HIV disease, including abnormal body fat distribution, contribute to lower bone accrual in male HIV-pos adolescents. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we evaluated the relationship between body composition (fat and lean mass) and bone mass in HIV-pos and HIV-neg children/youth and determined if it is modified by HIV status and sex...
August 16, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811986/elderly-age-as-a-risk-factor-for-30-day-postoperative-outcomes-following-elective-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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John Di Capua, Sulaiman Somani, Jun S Kim, Kevin Phan, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most commonly performed spinal procedures. Considering the high success and low complications rate of ACDF and high prevalence of age-related degeneration of the cervical spine, the rates of ACDF are expected to continually rise. The objective is to identify the association between patient age and 30-day postoperative outcomes following elective ACDF...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802716/presence-of-modic-type-1-change-increases-risk-of-postoperative-pyogenic-discitis-following-decompression-surgery-for-lumbar-canal-stenosis
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Ken Ninomiya, Nobuyuki Fujita, Naobumi Hosogane, Tomohiro Hikata, Kota Watanabe, Osahiko Tsuji, Narihito Nagoshi, Mitsuru Yagi, Shinjiro Kaneko, Yasuyuki Fukui, Takahiro Koyanagi, Tateru Shiraishi, Takashi Tsuji, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Ken Ishii
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective study. BACKGROUND: Postoperative surgical site infection is one of the most serious complications following spine surgery. Previous studies do not appear to have investigated pyogenic discitis following lumbar laminectomy without discectomy. This study aimed to identify risk factors for postoperative pyogenic discitis following lumbar decompression surgery. METHODS: We examined data from 2721 patients undergoing lumbar laminectomy without discectomy in five hospitals from April 2007 to March 2012...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800928/post-operative-bracing-after-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-a-cost-effectiveness-study
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REVIEW
Matthew Piazza, Saurabh Sinha, Prateek Agarwal, Arka Mallela, Nikhil Nayak, James Schuster, Sherman Stein
PURPOSE: While frequently prescribed to patients following fixation for spine trauma, the utility of spinal orthoses during the post-operative period is poorly described in the literature. In this study, we calculated rates of reoperation and performed a decision analysis to determine the utility of bracing following pedicle screw fixation for thoracic and lumbar burst fractures. METHODS: Pubmed was searched for articles published between 2005 and 2015 for terms related to pedicle screw fixation of thoracolumbar fractures...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799855/surgical-management-of-cervical-spine-deformity-in-chondrodysplasia-punctata
#7
Nobuhito Morota, Satoshi Ihara, Hideki Ogiwara, Goichiro Tamura
OBJECTIVE Chondrodysplasia punctata (CDP), a rare skeletal dysplasia, can lead to cervical spine instability and deformity. However, an optimal neurosurgical intervention has yet to be established. Thus, a retrospective study was conducted to assess the efficacy of various surgical interventions for children with CDP. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 9 cases of CDP in which cervical decompression with or without posterior fusion was performed between April 2007 and May 2016. Patient demographics, preoperative clinical conditions, radiographic findings, surgical procedures, and the postoperative course were analyzed in detail...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797919/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-using-a-bipolar-sealer-to-prevent-blood-loss-in-spine-surgery-a-meta-analysis
#8
REVIEW
Di Lu, Wei-Guo Ding, Hong-Feng Sheng, Xin-Wei Xu, Ying-Xiao Zhang, Weixing Xu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs was to evaluate the effect of using a bipolar sealer to prevent surgical bleeding in spine surgery. METHODS: In June 2017, the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane controlled trials register, Web of Science, Google, and Chinese Wanfang databases were used to identify RCTs and non-RCTs comparing the effects of intraoperative placement of a bipolar sealer versus standard electrocautery with regard to blood loss and blood transfusion...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797019/associations-of-low-vitamin-d-and-elevated-parathyroid-hormone-concentrations-with-bone-mineral-density-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-children
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Denise L Jacobson, Charles B Stephensen, Tracie L Miller, Kunjal Patel, Janet S Chen, Russell B Van Dyke, Ayesha Mirza, Gertrud U Schuster, Rohan Hazra, Angela Ellis, Sean S Brummel, Mitchell E Geffner, Margarita Silio, Stephen A Spector, Linda A DiMeglio
BACKGROUND: Perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV) children have, on average, lower bone mineral density (BMD) than perinatally HIV-exposed uninfected (PHEU) and healthy children. Low 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] and elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentrations may lead to suboptimal bone accrual. METHODS: PHIV and PHEU children in the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study had total body (TB) and lumbar spine (LS) BMD and bone mineral content (BMC) measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; BMD z-scores (BMDz) were calculated for age and sex...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791891/the-economic-burden-of-urinary-tract-infection-and-pressure-ulceration-in-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-admissions-evidence-for-comparative-economics-and-decision-analytics-from-a-matched-case-control-study
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Barry White, Nicolas Dea, John Street, Christiana L Cheng, Carly S Rivers, Najmedden Attabib, Brian K Kwon, Charles G Fisher, Marcel F Dvorak
Secondary complications of spinal cord injury (SCI) are a burden to afflicted individuals and the rest of society. However, there is limited evidence of the economic burden or cost of complications in SCI populations in Canada, which is necessary for comparative economic analyses and decision analytic modeling of possible solutions to these common health problems. Comparative economic analyses can inform resource allocation decisions, but the outputs are only as good as the inputs. In this article, new evidence of the excess or incremental costs of urinary tract infection (UTI) and pressure ulceration (PU) in acute traumatic SCI from an exploratory case series analysis of admissions to a Level I specialized Canadian spine facility (2008-2013) is presented...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791817/binder-syndrome-clinical-findings-and-surgical-treatment-of-18-patients-at-the-department-of-plastic-surgery-in-polanica-zdr%C3%A3-j
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Piotr H Drozdowski, Ireneusz Łątkowski, Mateusz G Zachara, Piotr Wójcicki
BACKGROUND: Binder syndrome (BS) is an uncommon congenital underdevelopment of the maxilla and nasal skeleton. Other clinical features include a hypoplastic or absent anterior nasal spine; a short, flat nose with short columella; an acute nasolabial angle; a convex upper lip and class III malocclusion. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to outline the major characteristics of BS and to present a variety of surgical treatment methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 18 patients treated in the authors' department from 1989 to 2013...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765796/the-effects-of-topical-vancomycin-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells-more-may-not-be-better
#12
Stacey Chu, Nita Chen, Alexis B C Dang, Alfred C Kuo, Alan B C Dang
BACKGROUND: The use of topical vancomycin is increasingly popular in spine surgery. Large retrospective reviews suggest that topical vancomycin provides a cost-effective decrease in post-operative infection. Currently, there is little that is known about the maximum dose that can be applied locally. When 1 gram of vancomycin is mixed into the bone graft and another 1 gram applied freely in a spine wound, the local concentration of antibiotic ranges from 260-2900 μg/mL in the immediate post-op period and 50-730 μg/mL by the second post-operative day...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765795/inpatient-versus-outpatient-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-perioperative-complication-analysis-of-259-414-patients-from-the-healthcare-cost-and-utilization-project-databases
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Shearwood McClelland Iii, Peter G Passias, Thomas J Errico, R Shay Bess, Themistocles S Protopsaltis
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most common operations utilized to address pathology of the cervical spine. Few reports have attempted to compare complications associated with inpatient versus outpatient ACDF. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2001-2012 and the State Ambulatory Services Database (SASD) for New Jersey (NJ) from 2003-2012 were used for analysis. Patients receiving ACDF (defined as anterior cervical fusion (ICD-0 code=81...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760654/surgical-outcome-of-thoracic-myelopathy-caused-by-ossification-of-ligamentum-flavum
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Hua Wang, Fuxin Wei, Houqing Long, Guowei Han, Shilabant Sen Sribastav, Zemin Li, Yangliang Huang, Ronglan Zhu, Chunxiang Liang
Ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) may result in thoracic myelopathy (TM) because of the spinal canal narrowing. The aim of this study was to investigate clinical outcomes of symptomatic thoracic OLF treated using posterior decompressive laminectomy. We made a retrospective review of patients who underwent posterior decompressive laminectomy from 2007 through 2016 for symptomatic TM caused by OLF. Thirty-three patients who had surgery for TM caused by OLF that was diagnosed based on clinical, radiologic, and pathologic evaluations...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756254/evaluation-of-chlorpyrifos-effects-alone-and-combined-with-lipopolysaccharide-stress-on-dna-integrity-and-immune-responses-of-the-three-spined-stickleback-gasterosteus-aculeatus
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Adrien Marchand, Jean-Marc Porcher, Cyril Turies, Edith Chadili, Olivier Palluel, Patrick Baudoin, Stéphane Betoulle, Anne Bado-Nilles
Organism immune defences might be weakened by pollutants, largely detected in aquatic ecosystems, leading to the facilitation for opportunistic pathogens to infect organisms. In this context, destabilization of fish non-specific immune parameters and erythrocyte DNA integrity was tested, on a model fish species, the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), after exposure to chlorpyrifos (CPF). Alone, pesticide exposure induced a genotoxic potential (chlorpyrifos at 1.75 and 0.88µg/L) in addition to a decrease in phagocytosis capacity and a stimulation of respiratory burst...
July 27, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750870/-impact-of-obesity-in-the-pathophysiology-of-degenerative-disk-disease-and-in-the-morbidity-and-outcome-of-lumbar-spine-surgery
#16
Pedro David Delgado-López, José Manuel Castilla-Díez
Obesity (BMI>30Kg/m(2)) is a pandemic with severe medical and financial implications. There is growing evidence that relates certain metabolic processes within the adipose tissue, preferentially abdominal fat, with a low-intensity chronic inflammatory state mediated by adipokines and other substances that favor disk disease and chronic low back pain. Obesity greatly conditions both the preoperative evaluation and the spinal surgical technique itself. Some meta-analyses have confirmed an increase of complications following lumbar spine surgery (mainly infections and venous thrombosis) in obese subjects...
July 24, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746785/half-the-story-thermal-effects-on-within-host-infectious-disease-progression-in-a-warming-climate
#17
Alexander Stewart, Pascal I Hablützel, Martha Brown, Hayley V Watson, Sophie Parker-Norman, Anya V Tober, Anna G Thomason, Ida M Friberg, Joanne Cable, Joseph A Jackson
Immune defence is temperature-dependent in cold-blooded vertebrates (CBVs) and thus directly impacted by global warming. We asked whether immunity and within-host infectious disease progression are altered in CBVs under realistic climate warming in a seasonal mid-latitude setting. Going further, we also asked how large thermal effects are in relation to the effects of other environmental variation in such a setting (critical to our ability to project infectious disease dynamics from thermal relationships alone)...
July 26, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744692/frequency-of-acute-longus-colli-tendinitis-on-ct-examinations
#18
John Boardman, Emanuel Kanal, Patrick Aldred, Joseph Boonsiri, Chijindu Nworgu, Feng Zhang
PURPOSE: We attempted to determine the frequency of acute longus colli tendinitis on diagnostic CT imaging performed at a large multicenter health care system. By correlating with the pre-imaging clinical information, we investigated which patient presentations should lead the radiologist to increased suspicion for this condition. METHODS: Images from a total of 8101 adult CT examinations of the neck and cervical spine performed over a 3-month period were evaluated by researchers independent of the original clinical report...
July 25, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739477/predictors-of-increased-cost-and-length-of-stay-in-the-treatment-of-postoperative-spine-surgical-site-infection
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Todd J Blumberg, Erik Woelber, Carlo Bellabarba, Richard Bransford, Nicholas Spina
Background Context While many risk factors are known to contribute to development of a post-operative surgical site infection (SSI) following spinal surgery, little is known regarding the costs associated management of this complication, or predictors for which patients that will require increased resources for management of SSI. Purpose The aim of this study is to identify specific risk factors for increased treatment costs and length of stay in the management of a postoperative SSI. Study Design/Setting Retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing spine surgery at a single institution over three consecutive years...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739475/posterior-osteosynthesis-with-monoaxial-lateral-mass-screw-rod-system-for-unstable-c1-burst-fractures
#20
Yin-Shun Zhang, Jian-Xiang Zhang, Qing-Guo Yang, Wei Li, Hui Tao, Cai-Liang Shen
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Surgical treatment for unstable atlas fractures has evolved in recent decades from C1-C2 or C0-C2 fusion to motion-preservation techniques of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). However, regardless of transoral or posterior approach, the reduction is still not satisfactory. PURPOSE: The article describes and evaluates a new technique for treating the unstable atlas fractures by using a monoaxial screw-rod system. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study PATIENT SAMPLE: The sample includes adult patients with unstable C1 fractures treated with a posterior monoaxial screw-rod system...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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