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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230717/imaging-performance-of-a-handheld-ultrasound-system-with-real-time-computer-aided-detection-of-lumbar-spine-anatomy-a-feasibility-study
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Mohamed Tiouririne, Adam J Dixon, F William Mauldin, David Scalzo, Arun Krishnaraj
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the imaging performance of a handheld ultrasound system and the accuracy of an automated lumbar spine computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm in the spines of human subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board of the University of Virginia. The authors designed a handheld ultrasound system with enhanced bone image quality and fully automated CAD of lumbar spine anatomy...
February 22, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230605/microscopic-transnasal-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pediatric-pituitary-adenomas
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Wei Jiao, Yimin Huang, Wei Sun, Ting Lei
Microscopic transnasal transsphenoidal surgery (MTTS) has been a time-confirmed effective treatment for pituitary adenomas; however, the data supporting its use in pediatric patients is limited. In this study, the authors summarize the authors' 5-year experience of pituitary adenomectomy via MTTS in a pediatric population. The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 35 patients aged ≤18 years who underwent microscopic transnasal transsphenoidal approach for pituitary adenomas between January 2011 and December 2015...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230573/global-sagittal-imbalance-due-to-change-in-pelvic-incidence-after-traumatic-spinopelvic-dissociation
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Han-Dong Lee, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Nam-Su Chung, Suk-Hyeong Won
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic spinopelvic dissociation separates the spinal column from the pelvis, which usually creates lumbosacral kyphosis. We aimed to examine how the spinopelvic profiles changes after traumatic spinopelvic dissociation, and which are the relevant factors for the sagittal imbalance of the spine. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Level I trauma center PATIENTS:: Thirty-nine consecutive patients who were diagnosed with traumatic spinopelvic dissociation and had a minimum 2-year radiological follow-up were included...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229571/transnasal-transsphenoidal-brain-injury-by-a-fencing-foil-an-unusual-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
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Rafet Özay, Mehmet S Balkan, Çağhan Tönge, Zeki Şekerci
BACKGROUND: In this report, the authors present an unusual case of a 10-year-old child who suffered a severe headache and rhinorrhea that occurred as a result of fencing foil sports injury via transnasal-transsphenoidal (TNTS) pathway. METHODS: Following to trauma, the child had shown neurological symptoms such a pupil dilatation, change in consciousness and mild hemiparesia. Imaging demonstrated destruction of bone structures including posterior wall of sphenoid sinus and anterosuperior part of sella turcica, and also a contusion at right thalamic region...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229532/n-butylidenephthalide-treatment-prolongs-life-span-and-attenuates-motor-neuron-loss-in-sod1-g93a-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Qin-Ming Zhou, Jing-Jing Zhang, Song Li, Sheng Chen, Wei-Dong Le
AIMS: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of n-butylidenephthalide (BP) in SOD1(G93A) mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and explore the possible mechanisms. METHODS: The SOD1(G93A) mice were treated by oral administration of BP (q.d., 400 mg/kg d) starting from 60 days of age and continuing until death. The rotarod test was performed to assess the disease onset. The expression levels of apoptosis-related proteins, inflammatory molecules, and autophagy-associated proteins were determined...
February 22, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229176/denosumab-for-the-treatment-of-mastocytosis-related-osteoporosis-a-case-series
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Giovanni Orsolini, Irene Gavioli, Gaia Tripi, Ombretta Viapiana, Davide Gatti, Luca Idolazzi, Roberta Zanotti, Maurizio Rossini
The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of denosumab, an anti-RANKL monoclonal antibody for the treatment of bone loss in indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM) patients intolerant to bisphosphonates. Four patients underwent upon informed consent a treatment with denosumab 60 mg administered subcutaneously every 6 months with the same regimen used for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured at lumbar and femoral sites at baseline and after 1 year. C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type I (CTX), bone alkaline phosphatase (bALP) and tryptase serum level were determined at baseline and after 12 months with fasting blood samples withdrawals...
February 22, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229033/an-innovative-use-of-cortoss-bone-cement-to-stabilize-a-nonunion-after-interbody-fusion
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Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
A 65-year-old male originally had surgery for spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 in 2008 and then went on to have an L4-5 transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) with pedicle screw fixation from L4 to S1 and interbody graft in 2010. Despite having two surgical procedures, he continued with intractable back pain and was told he had a failed lumbar fusion. When he was evaluated with a computerized tomography (CT) scan from April 2015, it demonstrated an erosive nonunion of the L4-5 interbody fusion without incorporation of the polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage...
January 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228880/crossed-nonfused-renal-ectopia-with-variant-blood-vessels-a-rare-congenital-renal-anomaly
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Nawal Ebrahim Al-Hamar, Khalid Khan
Crossed renal ectopia is a rare congenital anomaly, where one of the kidneys crosses the midline and lies opposite to the site of its normal ureteral insertion. Ninety percent of crossed ectopic kidneys are fused to their ipsilateral uncrossed kidney. Crossed renal ectopia without fusion is rare. We present the case of a 53-year-old male with an unusual incidental finding of crossed nonfused renal ectopia, with the left ectopic kidney lying anterior to the right kidney without fusion. The ectopic kidney had dual arterial supply: one from the aorta and another from the right renal artery...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228824/preferred-view-and-transducer-in-lumbar-ultrasound-in-overweight-and-obese-patients
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Shervin Farahmand, Somayeh Safavi, Shahriar Shahriarian, Mona Arbab, Hamed Basirghafoori, Shahram Bagheri-Hariri
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound can be used to facilitate lumbar puncture, especially in obese patients. METHODS: In this study, midline and paramedian approaches with curved and linear transducers were compared in patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) above 25 kg/m(2) for the identification of spinal landmarks. In each view, six major landmarks, including spinous process, ligamentum flavum, laminae, epidural space, subarachnoid space and posterior longitudinal ligament, were detected by emergency medicine residents and were then reviewed by radiologists...
February 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228791/two-cases-of-pregnancy-and-lactation-associated-osteoporosis-successfully-treated-with-denosumab
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Ariel Sánchez, María Belén Zanchetta, Karina Danilowicz
Case 1. A 35-year-old woman in the 8(th) month of her first pregnancy suffered acute lumbar pain that persisted for 4 months. In the 5(th) month postpartum an acute increase in the low back pain led to a MRI which showed recent deformity in L1 and deformities of undetermined time of evolution in L2, L4, and L5. Laboratory evaluation did not reveal metabolic derangements. She had low bone mineral density (BMD, DXA) and severe deterioration of the microarchitecture of distal appendicular bone (HR-pQCT). Kyphoplasty of all 4 vertebrae was performed in 2 stages, and treatment with subcutaneous denosumab, 60 mg every 6 months, was begun...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228781/denosumab-is-really-effective-in-the-treatment-of-osteoporosis-secondary-to-hypogonadism-in-prostate-carcinoma-patients-a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-international-study
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Carlo Doria, Paolo Tranquilli Leali, Federico Solla, Gianluca Maestretti, Massimo Balsano, Robero Mario Scarpa
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a complication of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with prostate carcinoma. The best defense against osteoporosis in prostate cancer is to identify patients with a high risk for fracture during the first clinical visit, select an effective anti-osteoporosis agent, and advise the patient to change his lifestyle and diet to prevent further bone loss. New agents include denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the RANK ligand (RANKL). RANKL promotes the formation, activity, and survival of osteoclasts and, thus, supports the breakdown of bone...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228325/prognostic-factors-associated-with-the-surgical-indication-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-patients-less-responsive-to-conservative-treatments-an-investigator-initiated-observational-cohort-study
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Masayoshi Fukushima, Hiroyuki Oka, Nobuhiro Hara, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Sakae Tanaka, Katsushi Takeshita, Ko Matsudaira
BACKGROUND: A few cohort studies have determined which patients with lumbar spinal stenosis are likely to need surgery because of the deterioration of symptoms. However, there are still insufficient data regarding the management of lumbar spinal stenosis due to lack of prognostic factors associated with the need for surgery. The purpose of this study was to identify the prognostic factors associated with the need for surgical treatment in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. METHODS: Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis from our hospital and related facilities were enrolled...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227883/development-and-validation-of-thums-version-5-with-1d-muscle-models-for-active-and-passive-automotive-safety-research
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Hideyuki Kimpara, Yuko Nakahira, Masami Iwamoto, Hideyuki Kimpara, Yuko Nakahira, Masami Iwamoto, Hideyuki Kimpara, Masami Iwamoto, Yuko Nakahira
Accurately predicting the occupant kinematics is critical to better understand the injury mechanisms during an automotive crash event. The objectives of this study were to develop and validate a finite element (FE) model of the human body integrated with an active muscle model called Total HUman Model for Safety (THUMS) version 5, which has the body size of the 50th percentile American adult male (AM50). This model is characterized by being able to generate a force owing to muscle tone and to predict the occupant response during an automotive crash event...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227530/linear-discriminant-analysis-for-symmetric-lifting-recognition-of-skilled-logistic-experts-by-center-of-pressure-trajectory
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Hieyong Jeong, Michiko Kido, Yuko Ohno, Hieyong Jeong, Michiko Kido, Yuko Ohno, Michiko Kido, Hieyong Jeong, Yuko Ohno
GOAL: The main purpose of the present study was to propose a recognizing method to analyze characteristics of symmetric lifting of skilled logistic experts by center of pressure (CoP) trajectories. Although it has been known that good posture helps reduce the intradiscal loads on lumbar discs, the most significant problem was that most of logistic workers did not know whether the current posture was proper or not. METHODS: The experiment of lifting was performed three times under 18 kg loads with closed eyes...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227412/development-of-a-real-time-lumbar-ultrasound-image-processing-system-for-epidural-needle-entry-site-localization
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Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Kok Kiong Tan, Philip Tildsley, Alex Tiong Heng Sia, Ban Leong Sng, Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Kok Kiong Tan, Philip Tildsley, Alex Tiong Heng Sia, Ban Leong Sng, Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Philip Tildsley, Ban Leong Sng, Kok Kiong Tan
A fully-automatic ultrasound image processing system that can determine the needle entry site for epidural anesthesia (EA) in real time is presented in this paper. Neither the knowledge of anesthetists nor additional hardware is required to operate the system, which firstly directs the anesthetists to reach the desired insertion region in the longitudinal view, i.e., lumbar level L3-L4, and then locates the ideal puncture site by instructing the anesthetists to rotate and slightly adjust the position of ultrasound probe...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227321/fall-detection-algorithms-for-real-world-falls-harvested-from-lumbar-sensors-in-the-elderly-population-a-machine-learning-approach
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Alan K Bourke, Jochen Klenk, Lars Schwickert, Kamiar Aminian, Espen A F Ihlen, Sabato Mellone, Jorunn L Helbostad, Lorenzo Chiari, Clemens Becker, Alan K Bourke, Jochen Klenk, Lars Schwickert, Kamiar Aminian, Espen A F Ihlen, Sabato Mellone, Jorunn L Helbostad, Lorenzo Chiari, Clemens Becker, Lorenzo Chiari, Lars Schwickert, Kamiar Aminian, Clemens Becker, Jorunn L Helbostad, Jochen Klenk, Alan K Bourke, Sabato Mellone, Espen A F Ihlen
Automatic fall detection will promote independent living and reduce the consequences of falls in the elderly by ensuring people can confidently live safely at home for linger. In laboratory studies inertial sensor technology has been shown capable of distinguishing falls from normal activities. However less than 7% of fall-detection algorithm studies have used fall data recorded from elderly people in real life. The FARSEEING project has compiled a database of real life falls from elderly people, to gain new knowledge about fall events and to develop fall detection algorithms to combat the problems associated with falls...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226933/development-of-artificial-tissue-like-structures-for-a-hybrid-epidural-anesthesia-simulator
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Benjamin Esterer, Johannes Razenbock, Marianne Hollensteiner, David Fuerst, Andreas Schrempf, Benjamin Esterer, Johannes Razenbock, Marianne Hollensteiner, David Fuerst, Andreas Schrempf, David Fuerst, Benjamin Esterer, Johannes Razenbock, Andreas Schrempf, Marianne Hollensteiner
Puncturing the epidural space and lumbar puncture are common procedures in anesthesia. They are carried out blind, where a needle is advanced from posterior between two adjacent vertebrae. Two different approaches are common practice for this technique, the midline and the paramedian one. The learning curve characteristics of both approaches significantly depends on the number of punctures carried out by a medical novice. For the training of these blind procedures a hybrid simulator requires artificial structures imitating the tissues which are penetrated by the needle...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226850/the-effect-of-inter-electrode-distance-on-the-electric-field-distribution-during-transcutaneous-lumbar-spinal-cord-direct-current-stimulation
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Rui Bastos, Sofia R Fernandes, Ricardo Salvador, Cornelia Wenger, Mamede A de Carvalho, Pedro C Miranda, Rui Bastos, Sofia R Fernandes, Ricardo Salvador, Cornelia Wenger, Mamede A de Carvalho, Pedro C Miranda, Pedro C Miranda, Rui Bastos, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Mamede A de Carvalho, Sofia R Fernandes
Previous studies have indicated potential neuromodulation of the spinal circuitry by transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS), such as changes in motor unit recruitment, shortening of the peripheral silent period and interference with supraspinal input to lower motor neurons. All of these effects were dependent on the polarity of the electrodes. The present study investigates how the distance between the electrodes during tsDCS influences the electric field's (E-field) spatial distribution in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (SC)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226680/fast-scale-invariant-lateral-lumbar-vertebrae-detection-and-segmentation-in-x-ray-images
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Ruhan Sa, William Owens, Raymond Wiegand, Vipin Chaudhary, Ruhan Sa, William Owens, Raymond Wiegand, Vipin Chaudhary, William Owens, Ruhan Sa, Raymond Wiegand, Vipin Chaudhary
Fully automatic localization of lumbar vertebrae from clinical X-ray images is very challenging due to the variation of X-ray quality, scale, contrast, number of visible vertebrae, etc. To overcome these challenges, we present a novel framework, where we accelerate a scale-invariant object detection method using Support Vector Machines (SVM) trained on Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) features and segmenting a fine vertebra contour using Gradient Vector Flow (GVF) based snake model. Support Vector Machines trained on HOG features are now an object detection standard in many perception fields and have demonstrated good performance on medical images as well...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226581/automatic-lumbar-vertebrae-detection-based-on-feature-fusion-deep-learning-for-partial-occluded-c-arm-x-ray-images
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Yang Li, Wei Liang, Yinlong Zhang, Haibo An, Jindong Tan, Yang Li, Wei Liang, Yinlong Zhang, Haibo An, Jindong Tan, Yang Li, Wei Liang, Jindong Tan, Yinlong Zhang, Haibo An
Automatic and accurate lumbar vertebrae detection is an essential step of image-guided minimally invasive spine surgery (IG-MISS). However, traditional methods still require human intervention due to the similarity of vertebrae, abnormal pathological conditions and uncertain imaging angle. In this paper, we present a novel convolutional neural network (CNN) model to automatically detect lumbar vertebrae for C-arm X-ray images. Training data is augmented by DRR and automatic segmentation of ROI is able to reduce the computational complexity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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