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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650589/immediate-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-infection-accelerates-bone-loss-relative-to-deferring-therapy-findings-from-the-start-bone-mineral-density-substudy-a-randomized-trial
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Jennifer F Hoy, Birgit Grund, Mollie Roediger, Ann V Schwartz, John Shepherd, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Sharlaa Badal-Faesen, Stephane de Wit, Simone Jacoby, Alberto La Rosa, Sanjay Pujari, Mauro Schechter, David White, Nicole Wyman Engen, Kristine Ensrud, Peer D Aagaard, Andrew Carr
Both HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) and increased fracture risk. Because the relative contributions of ART and untreated HIV to BMD loss are unclear, it is important to quantify the effect of ART on bone. We compared the effect of early ART initiation (CD4 >500 cells/μL) with deferred ART on change in BMD in the START Bone Mineral Density substudy, a randomized trial evaluating the effect of immediate ART initiation versus deferring ART (to CD4 <350 cells/μL)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648003/-curative-effect-analysis-of-15-cases-of-cervical-intra-and-extra-spinal-tumors-by-microsurgical-resection
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Y Han, X L Zheng, L Li, Z Q Jiang, F Y Lou, S J Zhang
Objective: To explore the curative effect of microsurgical treatment of cervical intra- and extra-spinal tumors. Methods: The clinical data of 15 patients with cervical intra-and extra-spinal tumors in Department of Neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College from January 2013 to February 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. According to Shaw's tumor stage: 6 cases in stage Ⅰ, 5 cases in stage Ⅱ, 3 cases in stage Ⅲ, and 1 case in stage Ⅳ. About the surgical methods: 9 cases were treated via posterior median semi-laminectomy approach, of which were internal fixation in 2 cases, and via posterior median approach spinous process and vertebral plate complex orthotopic replantation to spinal canal plasty in 3 cases, other 3 cases were operated via anterior cervical approach, including internal fixation in 1 case...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645672/percutaneous-pedicle-screw-placement-under-single-dimensional-fluoroscopy-with-a-designed-pedicle-finder-a-technical-note-and-case-series
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Fon-Yih Tsuang, Chia-Hsien Chen, Yi-Jie Kuo, Wei-Lung Tseng, Yuan-Shen Chen, Chin-Jung Lin, Chun-Jen Liao, Feng-Huei Lin, Chang-Jung Chiang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Minimally invasive spine surgery has become increasingly popular in clinical practice, and it offers patients the potential benefits of reduced blood loss, wound pain, and infection risk and also diminishes the loss of working time and length of hospital stay. However, surgeons require more intraoperative fluoroscopy and ionizing radiation exposure during minimally invasive spine surgery for localization, especially for guidance in instrumentation placement. In addition, computer navigation is not accessible in some facility-limited institutions...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642012/evaluation-of-a-device-combining-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter-and-a-central-venous-catheter-for-preventing-pulmonary-embolism-among-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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Victor F Tapson, Joshua P Hazelton, John Myers, Claudia Robertson, Ramyar Gilani, Julie A Dunn, Marko Bukur, Martin A Croce, Ann Peick, Sonlee West, Lawrence Lottenberg, Jay Doucet, Preston R Miller, Bruce Crookes, Rajesh R Gandhi, Chasen A Croft, Anthony Manasia, Brian A Hoey, Howard Lieberman, Oscar D Guillamondegui, Victor Novack, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z Goldhaber
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and safety of a novel device that combines an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and central venous catheter (CVC) for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective, single-arm clinical trial, the device was inserted at the bedside without fluoroscopy and subsequently retrieved before transfer from the intensive care unit (ICU). The primary efficacy endpoint was freedom from clinically significant PE or fatal PE 72 hours after device removal or discharge, whichever occurred first...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640088/safety-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitors-for-treatment-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis
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Zeren Ma, Xiaoping Liu, Xiaosheng Xu, Jie Jiang, Jian Zhou, Jia Wang, Dewang Chen, Song Luo
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic immune-mediated disease affecting the sacroiliac joints and the spine, manifesting with new bone formation and osteopenia. Five tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors (infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, certolizumab, and golimumab) are available for the treatment of AS, however, the results for the safety of TNF-α inhibitors in the treatment of AS are not consistent. METHODS: In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to determine the safety of TNF-α inhibitors compared with placebo in reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation of AS patients...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631069/-s2-ala-iliac-screws-for-extended-pelvic-fixation-in-longer-lumbar-instrumentations-description-of-a-freehand-technique
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REVIEW
F Lattig, S Weckbach
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the rate of implant failures at the lumbosacral junction in polysegmental lumbar fusions. INDICATIONS: Spinal fusion with deformity correction including L5/S1, revision surgery for pseudoarthrosis L5/S1, screw pull-out and pedicle fractures in S1, and S1/S2 fractures after polysegmental fusions. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Osteosynthesis of complex pelvic ring fractures, tumors of the ilium. Relative contraindication: infection, to avoid contamination of the iliosacral joint...
June 19, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630851/vacuum-assisted-closure-in-patients-with-post-operative-infections-after-instrumented-spine-surgery-a-series-of-12-cases
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Maya Kale, Pravin Padalkar, Varshil Mehta
INTRODUCTION: Post-operative wound infections after spinal surgery is a very serious problem, leading to a risk of significant morbidity which may even lead to prolonged hospitalization. Various treatment protocols have been recommended for debridement, antibiotic, and soft-tissue management, but with mixed results. However, the risk of morbidity is still high with these treatment options. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system has been gaining popularity recently in the management of subacute, acute, and chronic wounds...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630845/multi-foci-salmonella-enteritis-osteomyelitis-of-thoracic-spine-with-pleural-effusion-and-fatal-outcome-a-unique-case-presentation-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ioannis Papaioannou, Andreas Baikousis, Panagiotis Korovessis
INTRODUCTION: A case of thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis due to Salmonella enteritis (SE) in an immunocompetent patient is reported. This is the third case in the literature of SE thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis, but the first one with this multi-foci presentation and finally fatal outcome due to meningoencephalitis. Further data that makes our case unique are the absence of fever (body temperature: 37.4°C) and gastrointestinal disorders. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old male patient initially presented with thoracic pain, dyspnea, and knee pain...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629881/cell-mediated-immune-response-of-postmetamorphic-sea-urchin-juveniles-against-infectious-stages-of-diatom-cylindrotheca-closterium-bacillariophyceae
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Adriano Magesky, Claude Belzile, Émilien Pelletier
In this study, successive infectious stages by diatom Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae) are described for the first time during the early development of sea urchin at low temperature (8°C). Diatom cell-types enclosed or not by typical theca were capable of infection. As an immune response, red spherulocytes and amoebocytes migrated towards infested areas and restrained the infection spreading over shells in 2- and 3-month old urchins. Only amoebocyte cells appeared to be involved in the immune reaction of 1-month old specimens which turned out to be a less effective fence to stop infestation...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627291/early-complications-morbidity-and-mortality-in-octo-and-nonagenarians-undergoing-posterior-intraoperative-spinal-navigation-based-c1-2-fusion-for-type-ii-odontoid-process-fractures
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Basem Ishak, Till Schneider, Valerie Gimmy, Andreas W Unterberg, Karl L Kiening
Type II odontoid fractures represent the most common cervical spine injury in the elderly. The decision for surgical treatment is still controversial, particularly with regard to the elevated perioperative risk attributed to frequent comorbidities and poor bone quality. Purpose of this study was to assess both short-term mortality and mid-term clinical and radiological outcome in the elderly. Between January 2007 and December 2015, 35 patients with type II odontoid process fractures who underwent posterior atlanto-axial instrumentation using a modified Goel-Harms technique were retrospectively analyzed and prospectively examined clinically and radiologically...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625902/obesity-in-neurosurgery
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REVIEW
Mendel D Castle-Kirszbaum, Jin W Tee, Patrick Chan, Martin K Hunn
Obesity is an important consideration in neurosurgical practice. 28.3% of Australian adults are obese and it is estimated that over two-thirds of Australia's population will be overweight or obese by 2025. This review of the effects of obesity on neurosurgical procedures demonstrated that, in patients undergoing spinal surgery, an increased BMI is a significant risk factor for surgical site infection, venous thromboembolism, major medical complications, prolonged length of surgery and increased financial cost...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622904/radiographic-outcomes-of-shilla-growth-guidance-system-and-traditional-growing-rods-through-definitive-treatment
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Scott J Luhmann, June C Smith, Ann McClung, Frances L McCullough, Richard E McCarthy, George H Thompson
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of a multicenter database. OBJECTIVES: To compare the radiographic outcomes of patients who had undergone the Shilla Growth Guidance System (SGGS) and traditional growing rod (GR) treatment for management of early-onset scoliosis (EOS) through definitive treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The efficacy of surgical treatment of EOS can only be determined after definitive treatment has been completed. We wanted to review our experience with the SGGS and GR for management of EOS through definitive treatment...
July 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620151/reproductive-innovation-and-the-recognition-of-a-new-genus-within-the-polystomatidae-monogenea-infecting-chelonian-vertebrates
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Richard C Tinsley
Polystomatid monogeneans have a wide diversity of life cycles correlated with the varied ecology and behaviour of their aquatic vertebrate hosts. Typically, transmission involves a swimming infective larva but most hosts are amphibious and invasion is interrupted when hosts leave water. A key life cycle adaptation involves a uterus that, in the most specialised cases, may contain several hundred fully-developed larvae prepared for instant host-to-host transmission. By contrast, one subfamily of the Polystomatidae - the Polystomoidinae, specific to chelonians (freshwater turtles) - has a simplified reproductive system without a uterus...
June 7, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614287/nasal-swab-screening-for-staphylococcus-aureus-in-spinal-deformity-patients-treated-with-growing-rods
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Scott J Luhmann, June C Smith
BACKGROUND: Surgical-site infections are one of the most concerning complications in patients treated with growing rods (GR). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of preoperative screening for Staphylococcus aureus (SA) for all growing spine procedures, and if this would permit alteration of prophylactic antibiotics to cover the identified resistances. METHODS: All patients were identified who had SA screening during the course of GR treatment. In otal, 34 patients [23 neuromuscular (NMS), 4 congenital, 4 idiopathic scoliosis (IS), and 3 syndromic] were identified who had 111 preoperative screenings [79 lengthenings, 23 insertions, 6 revisions, and 3 conversions to posterior spinal fusions (PSF)]...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608177/ten-year-follow-up-of-jarcho-levin-syndrome-with-thoracic-insufficiency-treated-by-veptr-and-mcgr-veptr-hybrid
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Kenny Yat Hong Kwan, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Karen Kar Lum Yiu, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung
PURPOSE: Jarcho-Levin syndrome patients commonly suffer from repeated respiratory infections and become ventilator dependent due to an insufficient thoracic volume. Multiple congenital vertebral anomalies are associated with this genetic disorder and results in stunted spine growth. The purpose of this case report is to present the results of a hybrid vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) and magnetically controlled growing rod (MCGR) construct for the management of a patient with Jarcho-Levin syndrome...
June 12, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607854/safety-of-immediate-posterior-trunk-soft-tissue-reconstruction-in-older-adults
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Nicholas A Calotta, Devin Coon, Justin M Sacks
BACKGROUND: Older patients, especially those older than 65 years, are accounting for an ever-increasing share of hospital costs, especially surgical procedures. Studies regarding the safety of surgery in these patients have been widespread in the past decade. Despite these efforts, there is a paucity of information regarding the safety of reconstruction following spinal surgery in older patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing soft-tissue reconstruction of the posterior trunk after oncologic spine surgery...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606606/potential-risks-of-using-cement-augmented-screws-for-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-low-bone-quality
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M Martín-Fernández, A López-Herrradón, A R Piñera, F Tomé-Bermejo, J M Duart, M D Vlad, M G Rodríguez-Arguisjuela, L Álvarez-Galovich
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Dramatic increases in the average life expectancy have led to increases in the variety of degenerative changes and deformities observed in the aging spine. The elderly population can present challenges for spine surgeons, not only because of increased comorbidities, but also because of the quality of their bones. Pedicle screws are the implants used most commonly in spinal surgery for fixation, but their efficacy depends directly on bone quality. While PMMA-augmented screws represent an alternative for patients with osteoporotic vertebrae, their use has raised some concerns due to the possible association between cement leakages (CLs) and other morbidities...
June 9, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604663/elevated-traf4-expression-impaired-lps-induced-autophagy-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
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Jinteng Li, Peng Wang, Zhongyu Xie, Rui Yang, Yuxi Li, Xiaohua Wu, Hongjun Su, Wen Deng, Shan Wang, Zhenhua Liu, Shuizhong Cen, Yi Ouyang, Yanfeng Wu, Huiyong Shen
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of autoimmune disease that predominantly affects the spine and sacroiliac joints. However, the pathogenesis of AS remains unclear. Some evidence indicates that infection with bacteria, especially Gram-negative bacteria, may have an important role in the onset and progression of AS. Recently, many studies have demonstrated that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) dysfunction may contribute to the pathogenesis of many rheumatic diseases. We previously demonstrated that MSCs from AS patients exhibited markedly enhanced osteogenic differentiation capacity in vitro under non-inflammatory conditions...
June 9, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604484/the-effect-of-postoperative-spinal-infections-on-patient-mortality
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David S Casper, Benjamin Zmistowski, Douglas A Hollern, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Gregory D Schroeder, Christopher K Kepler
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, matched cohort study OBJECTIVES.: This study aims to (a) investigate the association between SSI and mortality and (b) ascertain any factors that predict mortality in those diagnosed with SSI. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Despite significant efforts towards mitigation, surgical site infection (SSI), including deep infection remains a common complication following spine surgery, Considerable morbidity may be associated with infection, including hospital readmission, revision surgery, and delayed rehabilitation...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604316/when-students-become-patients-tb-disease-among-medical-undergraduates-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Helene-Mari Van der Westhuizen, Angela Dramowski
BACKGROUND: Medical students acquire latent tuberculosis (TB) infection at a rate of 23 cases/100 person-years. The frequency and impact of occupational TB disease in this population are unknown. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed via email and social media to current medical students and recently graduated doctors (2010 - 2015) at two medical schools in Cape Town. Individuals who had developed TB disease as undergraduate students were eligible to participate...
May 24, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
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