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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207660/predictors-of-distal-adding-on-in-thoracic-major-curves-with-ar-lumbar-modifiers
#1
Joshua S Murphy, Vidyadhar V Upasani, Burt Yaszay, Tracey P Bastrom, Carrie E Bartley, Amer Samdani, Lawrence G Lenke, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the last substantially touched vertebra (LSTV) is a valid lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV) for both Lenke 1 and 2 curve patterns with AR lumbar modifiers, and to identify preoperative risk factors of distal adding-on. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have recommended selecting the LSTV as the LIV for Lenke 1AR curves (main thoracic curve with A lumbar modifier and L4 tilt to the right (thoracic overhang/King type IV curve)...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202300/multiple-concave-rib-head-resection-improved-correction-rate-of-posterior-spine-fusion-in-treatment-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#2
Takashi Namikawa, Hiroshi Taneichi, Satoshi Inami, Hiroshi Moridaira, Daisaku Takeuchi, Yo Shiba, Yutaka Nohara
BACKGROUND: Hybrid constructs have been widely used to surgically correct thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). To enhance the correction obtained with hybrid constructs, we perform concave rib head resection and convex costovertebral release as posterior release procedures. The objective of the study was to evaluate coronal and sagittal curve correction in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) treated with hybrid constructs combined with concave rib head resection and convex transverse process resection as posterior release procedures...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186473/minimally-invasive-scoliosis-surgery-assisted-by-o-arm-navigation-for-lenke-type-5c-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-comparison-with-standard-open-approach-spinal-instrumentation
#3
Weiguo Zhu, Weixiang Sun, Leilei Xu, Xu Sun, Zhen Liu, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu
OBJECTIVE Recently, minimally invasive scoliosis surgery (MISS) was introduced for the correction of adult scoliosis. Multiple benefits including a good deformity correction rate and fewer complications have been demonstrated. However, few studies have reported on the use of MISS for the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcome of posterior MISS assisted by O-arm navigation for the correction of Lenke Type 5C AIS. METHODS The authors searched a database for all patients with AIS who had been treated with either MISS or PSF between November 2012 and January 2014...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183004/an-integrative-framework-for-3d-cobb-angle-measurement-on-ct-images
#4
Xing Huo, Jie Qing Tan, Jun Qian, Li Cheng, Jue Hua Jing, Kun Shao, Bing Nan Li
OBJECTIVE: Measuring the Cobb angle on computed tomography (CT) images remains a challenging but requisite task for clinical diagnoses of scoliosis. Traditionally, clinical practitioners resort to manual demarcation, but this approach is inefficient and subjective. Most of the existing computerized algorithms are two-dimensional (2D) and incapable of multi-angle calibration. METHODS: A novel integrative framework based on curvature features and geometric constraints is proposed to measure three-dimensional (3D)Cobb angles on CT images...
January 29, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169958/cardiorespiratory-function-does-not-improve-two-years-after-posterior-surgical-correction-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#5
Alejandro Lorente, Carlos Barrios, Jesús Burgos, Eduardo Hevia, Luis Fernández-Pineda, Rafael Lorente, Bárbara Rosa, Cristina Pérez-Encinas
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective evaluation of cardiorespiratory function following spinal fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cardiopulmonary function during exercise in patients with severe AIS, before and two years after undergoing a posterior spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: After surgical correction of scoliosis, a greater cardiorespiratory adaptation to exercise would be expected from correction of the rib cage associated with the spine deformity...
February 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169957/comparison-of-surgical-outcome-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-and-young-adult-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-match-pair-analysis-of-160-patients
#6
Feng Zhu, Hongda Bao, Peng Yan, Shunan Liu, Zezhang Zhu, Zhen Liu, Mike Bao, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study OBJECTIVE.: To investigate if the surgical outcome of young adults was equivalent to adolescents for surgical correction of thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Despite numerous reports on the satisfactory surgical correction, some AIS patients or families still have the assumption that delay of surgery into young adulthood may be more beneficial. Hence, the strict paired analysis of clinical outcome between AIS and adult idiopathic scoliosis (AdIS) is required, which lacks report in the current literatures...
February 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143455/the-association-of-lumbar-curve-magnitude-and-spinal-range-of-motion-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Kamil Eyvazov, Dino Samartzis, Jason Pui Yin Cheung
BACKGROUND: Spinal deformities affect the overall alignment of the spine and thus the vectors of loading on the lumbar region and intervertebral discs. Due to wedging of the disc or vertebrae of unbalanced spinal segments, alignment change may affect the range of motion (ROM) of individual spinal segments or the global spine. This is particularly important in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients who may suffer from early degeneration, back stiffness and pain. Hence, this study aimed to determine the correlation between spine range of motion (ROM) and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) curve magnitude...
January 31, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103243/the-socioeconomic-benefit-to-individuals-of-achieving-the-2020-targets-for-five-preventive-chemotherapy-neglected-tropical-diseases
#8
William K Redekop, Edeltraud J Lenk, Marianne Luyendijk, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Louis Niessen, Wilma A Stolk, Fabrizio Tediosi, Adriana J Rijnsburger, Roel Bakker, Jan A C Hontelez, Jan H Richardus, Julie Jacobson, Sake J de Vlas, Johan L Severens
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic filariasis (LF), onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and trachoma represent the five most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). They can be controlled or eliminated by means of safe and cost-effective interventions delivered through programs of Mass Drug Administration (MDA)-also named Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT). The WHO defined targets for NTD control/elimination by 2020, reinforced by the 2012 London Declaration, which, if achieved, would result in dramatic health gains...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094795/impacts-of-chemical-gradients-on-microbial-community-structure
#9
Jianwei Chen, Anna Hanke, Halina E Tegetmeyer, Ines Kattelmann, Ritin Sharma, Emmo Hamann, Theresa Hargesheimer, Beate Kraft, Sabine Lenk, Jeanine S Geelhoed, Robert L Hettich, Marc Strous
Succession of redox processes is sometimes assumed to define a basic microbial community structure for ecosystems with oxygen gradients. In this paradigm, aerobic respiration, denitrification, fermentation and sulfate reduction proceed in a thermodynamically determined order, known as the 'redox tower'. Here, we investigated whether redox sorting of microbial processes explains microbial community structure at low-oxygen concentrations. We subjected a diverse microbial community sampled from a coastal marine sediment to 100 days of tidal cycling in a laboratory chemostat...
January 17, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073838/gender-specific-relation-between-olfactory-sensitivity-and-disgust-perception
#10
Ilona Croy, Johanna Bendas, Nadja Wittrodt, Maria Lenk, Peter Joraschky, Kerstin Weidner
The perception of disgust is a powerful but yet puzzling emotion, aiming at the prevention of potential microbial pathogens and being directly linked to olfactory processing in its neurophysiological pathways via the anterior insular cortex. In sample of healthy participants with a natural variation in olfactory function, we investigated the relation between olfactory sensitivity and disgust perception. A total of 123 healthy individuals were surveyed with a disgust sensitivity questionnaire. Olfactory threshold was assessed in all participants using the Sniffin' Sticks...
January 10, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065817/reproducibility-of-sagittal-radiographic-parameters-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-guide-to-reference-values-using-serial-imaging
#11
Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Gordon Chengyuan Wong, Chloe Chan Xiaoyun, Leok-Lim Lau, Naresh Kumar, Joseph Shantakumar Thambiah, John Nathaniel Ruiz, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Knowledge of sagittal radiographical parameters in AIS patients has not yet caught up with our understanding of their roles in patients with adult spinal deformity. It is likely that more emphasis will be placed in restoring sagittal parameters for AIS patients in the future. Therefore we need to understand how these parameters may vary in AIS to facilitate management plans. PURPOSE: To determine the reproducibility of sagittal spinal parameters on lateral film radiographs in patients with AIS...
January 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060179/uniplanar-versus-fixed-pedicle-screws-in-the-correction-of-thoracic-kyphosis-in-the-treatment-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-ais
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Siddharth A Badve, Ryan C Goodwin, David Gurd, Thomas Kuivila, Swamy Kurra, William F Lavelle
BACKGROUND: The aim of surgical treatment of scoliosis is to obtain fusion of the spinal column, balanced in the coronal and sagittal planes. Great success has been attained with coronal correction; however, the sagittal profile has received less attention, resulting in little correction of sagittal plane alignment. The purpose of this study was to compare uniplanar and fixed pedicle screws in the correction of the thoracic sagittal alignment in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038696/predictors-for-postoperative-shoulder-balance-in-lenke-1-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-prospective-cohort-study
#13
Alberto O Gotfryd, Maria Fernanda Silber Caffaro, Robert Meves, Osmar Avanzi
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. OBJECTIVES: To determine the predictors of the shoulder balance after main thoracic (MT) fusion in patients with Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Imbalanced shoulders are a major cause of dissatisfaction in AIS patients. In Lenke 1 curves, MT curve fusion is supposed to lead to spontaneous correction of the proximal thoracic (PT) curve and thereby promote shoulder balance...
January 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034352/development-of-a-novel-carbon-11-labeled-pet-radioligand-for-melanin-concentrating-hormone-receptor-1
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Hideyuki Igawa, Vladimir Stepanov, Lenke Tari, Shoki Okuda, Syunsuke Yamamoto, Shizuo Kasai, Yasutaka Nagisa, Jenny Häggkvist, Marie Svedberg, Miklós Tóth, Akihiro Takano, Christer Halldin
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is an attractive target for antiobesity agents and many drug discovery programs have been dedicated to identify small-molecule antagonists of melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCHR1). The aim of this study was to develop a positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for MCHR1 for translation of preclinical pharmacology to clinic to enhance success rate of drug discovery programs. We identified 4-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-N-[8-methyl-3-({[(1-methyl-1H-pyrrol-2-yl)methyl]amino}ethyl)quinolin-7-yl]benzamide (Compound II) from Takeda MCHR1 antagonist library by utilizing binding affinity, log D value, physicochemical parameters ideal for a central nerve system agent, and synthetic feasibility of corresponding carbon-11 labeled radioligands as selection parameters for tracer candidates...
December 30, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025024/cervical-sagittal-alignment-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-lenke-type-1-6
#15
Lianlei Wang, Xinyu Liu
OBJECTIVE: We collected the radiographic and clinical data of 129 AIS patients (Lenke type 1-6) to analyze the characteristics of cervical sagittal alignment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients and the correlations between cervical sagittal alignment and global sagittal alignment, and clinical symptoms. METHODS: 129 patients with AIS and 48 adolescent volunteers were included in this study. The angles of the main thoracic curve, proximal thoracic curve, thoracolumbar curve, lumbar curve, C2-7 Cobb angle, T5-12 Cobb angle, L1-5 Cobb angle, pelvic incidence, pelvic tilt, sacrum slop, C2-7 sagittal vertical axis, C7-S1 sagittal vertical axis, and T1 pelvic angle were included in radiographic measurements...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002917/simultaneous-double-rod-and-en-bloc-direct-vertebral-rotation-technique-for-correction-of-main-thoracic-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-retrospective-analysis-of-14-cases
#16
C Faldini, F Perna, M Chehrassan, R Borghi, K Martikos, A Mazzotti, N Stefanini, L Cristofolini, F Traina
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a triplanar deformity associated with rib hump, especially when a principle thoracic curve is present. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of AIS correction retrospectively, using simultaneous double rod derotation manoeuvre technique followed by en-bloc direct vertebral rotation (DVR). Fourteen patients were included in this study. Coronal and sagittal thoracic Cobb angle, global coronal balance, sagittal balance, rib hump prominence, Scoliosis Research Society outcome instrument score (SRS-22) and Walter Reed visual assessment scale (WR-VAS) values were recorded pre- and postoperatively and evaluated...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999791/how-sublaminar-bands-affect-postoperative-sagittal-alignment-in-ais-patients-with-preoperative-hypokyphosis-results-of-a-series-of-34-patients-with-2-year-follow-up
#17
Sébastien Pesenti, Antoine Chalopin, Emilie Peltier, Elie Choufani, Matthieu Ollivier, Stéphane Fuentes, Benjamin Blondel, Jean-Luc Jouve
Hypokyphosis is currently observed in thoracic idiopathic scoliosis. The use of sublaminar bands allows a good restoration of sagittal balance of the spine. The aim of the study was to provide a middle-term radiographic analysis of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with preoperative hypokyphosis treated by posterior arthrodesis with sublaminar bands. This retrospective study included 34 patients with Lenke 1 scoliosis associated with hypokyphosis (TK < 20°). A radiographic evaluation was performed with a 2-year follow-up...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941586/geometric-torsion-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-surgical-outcomes-study-of-lenke-type-1-patients
#18
Jesse Shen, Samuel Kadoury, Hubert Labelle, Stefan Parent
STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive case series analysis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the surgical outcomes of patients with thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in relation to different degrees of geometric torsion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: AIS is a three-dimensional (3D) deformity of the spine. A 3D classification of AIS, however, remains elusive because there is no widely accepted 3D parameter in the clinical practice. Recently, a new method of estimating geometric torsion has been proposed and detected two potential new 3D subgroups based on geometric torsion values...
December 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927572/the-spinopelvic-geometry-in-different-lenke-curve-types-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#19
M Farshad, S Catanzaro, S L Schmid
BACKGROUND: The Lenke classification is well established in differentiation of curve types in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and guides selection of fusion levels. However, to date, it has neglected the spinopelvic parameters that have been associated with compensatory mechanisms in balancing the human erect posture and adjacent segment problems after spinal fusion. The aim of this study was to investigate spinopelvic parameters in different types of AIS curves. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Preoperative whole-spine radiographs from 100 patients with AIS were reviewed and the curves were classified according to Lenke...
November 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927552/multicenter-comparison-of-3d-spinal-measurements-using-surface-topography-with-those-from-conventional-radiography
#20
Patrick Knott, Peter Sturm, Baron Lonner, Patrick Cahill, Marcel Betsch, Richard McCarthy, Michael Kelly, Lawrence Lenke, Randal Betz
INTRODUCTION: In pediatric spinal deformity the gold standard for curve surveillance remains standing full-column radiographs, but repeated exposure to ionizing radiation motivates us to look for nonradiographic solutions. This study tests a modern system of surface topography (ST) to determine whether it is reliable and reproducible. METHODS: Patients from 6 pediatric spinal deformity clinics were recruited for enrollment. Inclusion criteria were age 8-18; diagnosis of scoliosis measuring ≥10 and <50 degrees or increased kyphosis of ≥45 degrees...
March 2016: Spine Deformity
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