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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156856/clinical-and-surgical-outcomes-of-upper-lumbar-disc-herniations-a-retrospective-study
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Burak Karaaslan, Ayfer Aslan, Alp Özgün Börcek, Memduh Kaymaz
Background/aim: Upper lumbar disc herniation (LDH), generally involving L1?L2 and L2?L3 level herniation, is less common than lower LDH and, in this retrospective study, the clinical and radiological findings of patients who suffered from upper LDH and were operated on due to this pathology were reviewed. Materials and methods: Data regarding neurological and radiological findings of patients operated on between January 2005 and December 2013 were retrospectively collected. During this period, 3494 patients had surgery for LDH, and 129 of these patients had disc herniation at the upper levels...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151051/subclinical-propionibacterium-acnes-infection-estimation-in-the-intervertebral-disc-spine-id-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort
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Nelson Astur, Delio E Martins, Marcelo Wajchenberg, Mario Ferretti, Fernando G Menezes, Andre M Doi, Laercio A Rosemberg, Durval C B Santos, Alexandre S Iutaka, Luciano M R Rodrigues, Marines D V Martino, Jorge R Pagura, Eduardo N Kihara Filho, Mario Lenza
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain and vertebral endplate abnormalities are common conditions within the population. Subclinical infection caused by indolent pathogens can potentially lead to these findings, with differentiation between them notably challenging from a clinical perspective. Progressive infection of the intervertebral disc has been extensively associated with increasing low back pain, with Propionibacterium acnes specifically implicated with in relation to sciatica. The main purpose of this study is to identify if the presence of an infective pathogen within the intervertebral disc is primary or is a result of intraoperative contamination, and whether this correlates to low back pain...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149159/in-errata-cost-utility-analysis-of-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-injections-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-central-spinal-stenosis-and-axial-or-discogenic-low-back-pain
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149145/endoscopic-epidural-laser-decompression-versus-transforaminal-epiduroscopic-laser-annuloplasty-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#4
Chang Hong Park, Sang Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Lumbar radicular pain often results from lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or degenerative spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive disc decompression procedures, such as nucleo-annuloplasty or epiduroscopic neural decompression by laser, have been devised to treat such pain. OBJECTIVE: The short-term outcomes of disc decompression by endoscopic epidural laser decompression (EELD) or transforaminal epiduroscopic laser annuloplasty (TELA) were compared in patients with lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139353/-non-surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-radiculopathy
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EDITORIAL
Mikkel Østerheden Andersen, Andreas K Andresen, Marianne Dyrby Lorenzen, Alexander Isenberg-Jørgensen, Christian Støtterup
The objective of this paper is to give insight into evidence-based recommendations on key clinical questions regarding treatment of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. This paper is based on the recently published Danish national clinical guideline for non-operative treatment. Limited evidence is found regarding non-surgical treatment of patients with lumbar radiculopathy. Physiotherapy, in the form of group sessions, seems to have the best level of evidence. However, evidence is still very limited and of poor quality...
November 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137416/analysis-of-clinical-and-neurological-outcomes-in-patients-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-caused-by-acute-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-retrospective-prospective-study
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Si-Dong Yang, Feng Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
Objectives: In this research we analyzed the results of surgical treatment of cauda equina syndrome (CES) caused by acute lumbar disc herniation. We emphasize the early treatment for good neurological recovery. Methods: A retrospective-prospective, non randomized, clinical study was performed between Jan 2010 and Dec 2014. We retrospectively collected medical records of 18 patients who suffered from CES due to acute lumbar disc herniation and followed up them regularly...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126222/lumbar-disc-herniation-the-association-between-quantitative-sensorial-test-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Serpil Canan Erbüyün, Gülgün Yilmaz Ovali, Beyhan Özyurt, E Alp Yentür
Objective: Quantitative sensorial tests (QST) are used for evaluating specific sensorial nerve function. In this study, QST and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings are compared in lumbar disc herniation patients, and the accuracy of QST data was investigated. Material and Methods: Sixty-four patients between 18 and 70 years of age suffering from radicular pain with positive Lasegue's test were included in this study. Specific criteria included complaints due to L5 discopathy...
November 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119334/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-high-grade-down-migrated-disc-using-a-trans-facet-process-and-pedicle-complex-approach-a-technical-case-series
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Qing-Feng Hu, Hao Pan, Yi-You Fang, Gao-Yong Jia
PURPOSE: The use of conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) for high-grade down-migrated lumbar disc herniation medial to the pedicle via the transforaminal route can result in less favorable outcomes. We report a new PELD technique for the treatment of high-grade down-migrated lumbar disc herniation via a facet process and pedicle-complex approach. METHODS: Three patients with high-grade down-migrated L3-4 and L4-5 disc herniation presented to our hospital...
November 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119044/nursing-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
Background: In the lumbar spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis or degenerative (not traumatic) slippage of one vertebral body over another is divided into 4 grades - grade I (25%), grade II (50%), grade III (75%), and grade IV (100%). Dynamic X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) scans document the slip secondary to arthritic changes of the facet joint plus stenosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, disc herniations, and synovial cysts. MR best demonstrates soft tissue pathology whereas CT better delineates ossific/calcified disease...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106681/common-missense-variant-of-scn9a-gene-is-associated-with-pain-intensity-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-from-disc-herniation
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Mateusz Kurzawski, Marcin Rut, Violetta Dziedziejko, Krzysztof Safranow, Anna Machoy-Mokrzynska, Marek Drozdzik, Monika Bialecka
Objective: Lumbar intervertebral disk herniation (LDH) is considered one of the major risk factors for lower back pain, mainly caused by irritation of a spinal nerve or its root. One of the genes related to pain perception is SCN9A, which encodes the voltage gated sodium channel NaV1.7, a key molecule involved in peripheral pain processing. It had been presented before that a common polymorphism within SCN9A (rs6746030: G > A, R1150W) might influence nociception in the general population...
November 2, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105592/biologic-annulus-fibrosus-repair-a-review-of-preclinical-in-vivo-investigations
#11
Stephen Rogers Sloan, Marianne Lintz, Ibrahim Hussain, Roger Härtl, Lawrence J Bonassar
Lower back pain, the leading cause of workplace absences and disability, is often attributed to intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration in which nucleus pulposus (NP) herniates through lesions in the annulus fibrosus (AF) and impinges on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Surgeons remove extruded NP via discectomy when indicated by local/radicular pain supported by radiographic evidence, however current interventions do not alter the underlying disease or seal the AF. The reported rates of recurrent herniation or pain following discectomy cases range from 5-25%, which has pushed spine research in recent years towards annular repair and closure strategies...
November 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103156/treatment-for-recurrent-lumbar-disc-herniation
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REVIEW
Randall J Hlubek, Gregory M Mundis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recurrent lumbar disc herniation (RLDH) is the most common indication for reoperation after a lumbar discectomy. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the incidence, risk factors, and treatment for RLDH. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients who require revision surgery for RLDH improved significantly compared to baseline; however, the magnitude of improvement is less than in primary discectomy patients. Treatment with either repeat discectomy or instrumented fusion has comparable clinical outcomes...
December 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101465/changes-in-cervical-motion-after-cervical-spinal-motion-preservation-surgery
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Chi Heon Kim, Tae Hyun Park, Chun Kee Chung, Kyoung-Tae Kim, Yun Hee Choi, Seok-Won Chung
BACKGROUND: For patients with single-level cervical radiculopathy, various types of motion preservation surgeries, such as total disc replacement (TDR), posterior cervical foraminotomy (PCF) and posterior percutaneous endoscopic foraminotomy and discectomy (PECF), are available. In addition to motion preservation, the quality of motion is an important issue. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of these surgeries on cervical motion by comparing the instantaneous axis of rotation (IAR) among PECF, TDR and PCF at the index and superior/inferior adjacent segments...
November 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097135/apparent-c8-t1-radiculopathy-with-hand-weakness-due-to-mid-cervical-spondylosis
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Menachem Sadeh, Ron Dabby
Hand weakness and wasting in the setting of mid-cervical spondylosis and disc herniation without radiological evidence for compression of the C8 or T1 roots has been rarely reported. We retrospectively studied the data of patients with hand weakness and mid-cervical spondylosis. The clinical and radiological findings were compared to a control group of patients with weakness of the arm or forearm muscles and similar mid-cervical spondylosis. We found 19 patients with weakness and atrophy of the intrinsic hand muscles, and 13 patients with weakness proximal to the hand muscles to serve as a control group...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095409/increased-volume-of-lumbar-surgeries-for-herniated-intervertebral-disc-disease-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Myo Jeong Kim, Yunhee Choi, Min-Jung Kim, Seokyung Hahn, Sukyoun Shin, Jong-Myung Jung, Jun Ho Lee
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of a nationwide database OBJECTIVE.: The primary objective was to summarize the use of surgical methods for lumbar herniated intervertebral disc disease (HIVD) at two different time periods under the national health insurance system (NHIS). The secondary objective was to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis by utilizing incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The selection of surgical method for HIVD may or may not be consistent with cost effectiveness under NHIS, but this issue has rarely been analyzed...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092070/radiopaque-gelified-ethanol-application-in-lumbar-intervertebral-soft-disc-herniations-croatian-multicentric-study
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Karlo Houra, Darko Perovic, Ivan Rados, Drazen Kvesic
Objective: Minimally invasive percutaneous spinal procedures are popular in trying to reduce spinal pain. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the safety of intervertebral disc chemonucleolysis and to report the effectiveness of a percutaneous, minimally invasive treatment for contained herniated intervertebral discs in the lumbar spine using the recently marketed radiopaque gelified ethanol. Methods: Pain relief before and after the procedure was self-evaluated by each patient using a verbal numeric scale (VNS) ranging from 0 to 10...
October 28, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090325/comprehensive-comparison-of-therapeutic-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-target-disc-decompression-and-nucleoplasty-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-five%C3%A2-year-follow-up
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Hui-Yong Nie, Ya-Bin Qi, Na Li, Suo-Liang Wang, Yong-Xiao Cao
PURPOSE: To compare the therapeutic efficacy of radiofrequency target disc decompression(TDD) and nucleoplasty for lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Two hundred sixty patients with lumbar disc herniation were divided into two groups: target disc decompression group (group T, n = 147) and nucleoplasty group (group N, n = 113). Visual analogue scale (VAS) and functional rating index (FRI) were measured at one, three, six, 12, 24, and 60 months after the surgery...
October 31, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081853/spinal-canal-dimensions-affect-outcome-of-adolescent-disc-herniation
#18
O Linkoaho, R Kivisaari, M Ahonen
PURPOSE: Small spinal canal dimensions play a role in symptomatic adult disc herniation, but its role in adolescent disc herniation has not been investigated with MRI. The goal of this study was to examine retrospectively if there is a correlation with dimensions of osseous spinal canal and need of discectomy in an adolescent population suffering from disc herniation. METHODS: A retrospective review of child and adolescent patients who were treated in our institution for back or back--related leg pain was conducted...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080003/percutaneous-posterolateral-approach-for-the-simulation-of-a-far-lateral-disc-herniation-in-an-ovine-model
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Stefan Schwan, Christopher Ludtka, Ingo Wiesner, Andre Baerthel, Andrea Friedmann, Felix Göhre
PURPOSE: This work describes a minimally invasive damage model for ovine lumbar discs via partial nucleotomy using a posterolateral approach. METHODS: Two cadavers were dissected to analyze the percutaneous corridor. Subsequently, 28 ovine had their annulus fibrosus punctured via awl penetration under fluoroscopic control and nucleus pulposus tissue removed via rongeur. Efficacy was assessed by animal morbidity, ease of access to T12-S1 disc spaces, and production of a mechanical injury as verified by discography, radiography, and histology...
October 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076468/-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-degenerative-diseases-of-the-lumbosacral-spine
#20
N A Konovalov, D S Asyutin, V A Korolishin, I U Cherkiev, B A Zakirov
Modern surgery uses a variety of treatments for spine pathology. Endoscopic techniques have become particularly popular across the world over the past decade. In this article, we summarize our experience and analyze the immediate and long-term results of surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation using a percutaneous fully endoscopic technique for removing the herniated intervertebral disc, which is new for Russian medical practice. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy in the treatment of herniated lumbar discs in patients with radicular pain syndrome...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
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