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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107244/avoidance-of-wrong-level-thoracic-spine-surgery-using-sterile-spinal-needles-a-technical-report
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Kingsley R Chin, Jason Seale, Vanessa Cumming
STUDY DESIGN: A technical report. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to present an improvement on localization techniques employed for use in the thoracic spine using sterile spinal needles docked on the transverse process of each vertebra, which can be performed in both percutaneous and open spinal procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Wrong-level surgery may have momentous clinical and emotional implications for a patient and surgeon...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105128/effect-of-simvastatin-on-osteogenesis-of-the-lumbar-vertebrae-in-ovariectomized-rats
#2
Teng Long, Tingting Tang, Yongqiang Hao, Zhenan Zhu, Litian Shao, Ming Liu
The aim of the present study was to assess the role of simvastatin on osteoporosis of the vertebrae by examining the effect of simvastatin on the osteogenesis of the lumbar vertebra in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. A total of 60 6-month-old female Sprague Dawley rats were divided into one sham group and five ovariectomized groups, consisting of four simvastatin groups and one control group. Four dosages of simvastatin (5, 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg/d) were administered by gavage for three months. L4 vertebrae were examined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) to determine the mineral apposition rate (MAR)...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104252/novel-zebrafish-eae-model-a-quick-in-vivo-screen-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Pushkar Kulkarni, Swapna Yellanki, Raghavender Medishetti, Dharmarajan Sriram, Uday Saxena, Perumal Yogeeswari
INTRODUCTION: Pre-clinical drug discovery for multiple sclerosis (MS) is a labor intensive activity to perform in rodent models. This is owing to the long duration of disease induction and observation of treatment effects in an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. We propose a novel adult zebrafish based model which offers a quick and simple protocol that can used to screen candidates as a step between in vitro experiments and rodent studies. The experiments conducted for this manuscript were to standardize a suitable model of EAE in adult zebrafish and validate it using known modulators...
January 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103859/treatment-with-soluble-activin-type-iib-receptor-improves-bone-mass-and-strength-in-a-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#4
Tero Puolakkainen, Hongqian Ma, Heikki Kainulainen, Arja Pasternack, Timo Rantalainen, Olli Ritvos, Kristiina Heikinheimo, Juha J Hulmi, Riku Kiviranta
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of activin/myostatin pathway has emerged as a novel approach to increase muscle mass and bone strength. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disorder that leads to progressive muscle degeneration and also high incidence of fractures. The aim of our study was to test whether inhibition of activin receptor IIB ligands with or without exercise could improve bone strength in the mdx mouse model for DMD. METHODS: Thirty-two mdx mice were divided to running and non-running groups and to receive either PBS control or soluble activin type IIB-receptor (ActRIIB-Fc) once weekly for 7 weeks...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102950/quantitative-impact-of-changes-in-marrow-cellularity-skeletal-size-and-bone-mineral-density-on-active-marrow-dosimetry-based-upon-a-reference-model
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Amy M Geyer, Bryan C Schwarz, Robert F Hobbs, George Sgouros, Wesley E Bolch
PURPOSE: The hematopoietically active tissues of skeletal bone marrow are a prime target for computational dosimetry given potential risks of leukemia and, at higher dose levels, acute marrow toxicity. The complex three-dimensional geometry of trabecular spongiosa, however, complicates schema for dose assessment in such a way that only a few reference skeletal models have been developed to date, and which are based upon microimaging of a limited number of cadaveric bone spongiosa cores...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101674/posterior-tail-development-in-the-salamander-eurycea-cirrigera-exploring-cellular-dynamics-across-life-stages
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Janet L Vaglia, Chet Fornari, Paula K Evans
During embryogenesis, the body axis elongates and specializes. In vertebrate groups such as salamanders and lizards, elongation of the posterior body axis (tail) continues throughout life. This phenomenon of post-embryonic tail elongation via addition of vertebrae has remained largely unexplored, and little is known about the underlying developmental mechanisms that promote vertebral addition. Our research investigated tail elongation across life stages in a non-model salamander species, Eurycea cirrigera (Plethodontidae)...
January 18, 2017: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101445/comparison-of-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-with-and-without-interventional-tumor-removal-for-spinal-metastatic-tumor-without-epidural-involvement
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Yan Su, Zhong-Zhen Sun, Long-Xiang Shen, Jian Ding, Zheng-Yu Xu, Yi-Min Chai, Wen-Qi Song, Dong Chen, Chun-Gen Wu
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) combined with interventional tumor removal (ITR) in providing pain relief, reducing disability, and improving functional performance in patients with malignant vertebral compression fractures without epidural involvement. METHODS: Patients with malignant vertebral compression fractures (n=58) were treated with either PVP+ITR (n=31, group A) or PVP alone (n=27, group B). A 14 G needle was inserted into the vertebral body, and the tract was sequentially dilated with working cannulae...
March 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097935/finite-element-simulations-of-the-head-brain-responses-to-the-top-impacts-of-a-construction-helmet-effects-of-the-neck-and-body-mass
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John Z Wu, Christopher S Pan, Bryan M Wimer, Charles L Rosen
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most common severely disabling injuries in the United States. Construction helmets are considered essential personal protective equipment for reducing traumatic brain injury risks at work sites. In this study, we proposed a practical finite element modeling approach that would be suitable for engineers to optimize construction helmet design. The finite element model includes all essential anatomical structures of a human head (i.e. skin, scalp, skull, cerebrospinal fluid, brain, medulla, spinal cord, cervical vertebrae, and discs) and all major engineering components of a construction helmet (i...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097658/segmental-fibre-type-composition-of-the-rat-iliopsoas-muscle
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Hrvoje Vlahovic, Ksenija Bazdaric, Verner Marijancic, Tamara Soic-Vranic, Daniela Malnar, Juraj Arbanas
The iliopsoas of the rat is composed of two muscles - the psoas major muscle and the iliacus muscle. The psoas major muscle arises from all the lumbar vertebrae and the iliacus muscle from the fifth and sixth lumbar vertebrae and ilium. Their common insertion point is the lesser trochanter of the femur, and their common action is the lateral rotation of the femur and flexion of the hip joint. Unlike humans, the rat is a quadruped and only occasionally rises up on its hind legs. Therefore, it is expected that the fibre type composition of the rat iliopsoas muscle will be different than that of humans...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097653/prolongation-of-somitogenesis-in-two-anguilliform-species-the-japanese-eel-anguilla-japonica-and-pike-eel-muraenesox-cinereus-with-refined-descriptions-of-their-early-development
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T Kawakami, Y Yamada, S Tanaka, K Tsukamoto
The embryonic development of the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica and pike eel Muraenesox cinereus was morphologically investigated with laboratory-reared specimens to clarify the characteristics of somitogenesis. In A. japonica, somites were first observed at 18 h post fertilization (hpf) when epiboly reached 90%. Somitogenesis progressed at a rate of 1·6 h(-1) at mean ± s.d. 22·6 ± 0·7° C and completed at 107 hpf (3 days post hatching; dph) when total number of somites (ST) reached 114, which corresponds to the species' number of vertebrae (112-119)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097067/anatomical-mechanism-of-spontaneous-recovery-in-regions-caudal-to-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-lesions-in-rats
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Lu-Sheng Li, Hao Yu, Raynald Raynald, Xiao-Dong Wang, Guang-Hui Dai, Hong-Bin Cheng, Xue-Bin Liu, Yi-Hua An
BACKGROUND: The nerve fibre circuits around a lesion play a major role in the spontaneous recovery process after spinal cord hemisection in rats. The aim of the present study was to answer the following question: in the re-control process, do all spinal cord nerves below the lesion site participate, or do the spinal cord nerves of only one vertebral segment have a role in repair? METHODS: First we made a T7 spinal cord hemisection in 50 rats. Eight weeks later, they were divided into three groups based on distinct second operations at T7: ipsilateral hemisection operation, contralateral hemisection, or transection...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096999/decreasing-skeletal-muscle-as-a-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Keita Shibahashi, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Masahiro Kashiura, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Older patients account for the majority of patients with sepsis. The objective of this study was to determine if decreased skeletal muscle mass is associated with outcomes in elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients (60 years and older) who were admitted to a tertiary medical center intensive care unit with a primary diagnosis of sepsis between January 2012 and February 2016 were included. Patients who had not undergone abdominal computed tomography on the day of admission, had cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival, or had iliopsoas abscess were excluded from the analyses...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096061/connexin37-deficiency-alters-organic-bone-matrix-cortical-bone-geometry-and-increases-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Rafael Pacheco-Costa, Jay R Kadakia, Emily G Atkinson, Joseph M Wallace, Lilian I Plotkin, Rejane D Reginato
Deletion of connexin (Cx) 37 in mice leads to increased cancellous bone mass due to defective osteoclast differentiation. Paradoxically; however, Cx37-deficient mice exhibit reduced cortical thickness accompanied by higher bone strength, suggesting a contribution of Cx37 to bone matrix composition. Thus, we investigated whether global deletion of Cx37 alters the composition of organic bone extracellular matrix. Five-month-old Cx37(-/-) mice exhibited increased marrow cavity area, and periosteal and endocortical bone surface resulting in higher total area in tibia compared to Cx37(+/+) control mice...
January 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095745/toward-the-definition-of-a-new-worst-case-paradigm-for-the-preclinical-evaluation-of-posterior-spine-stabilization-devices
#14
Luigi La Barbera, Tomaso Villa
Mechanical reliability tests on posterior spine stabilization devices are based on standard F1717 by the American Society for Testing and Materials, which describes how to assemble the implant with vertebrae-like test blocks in a corpectomy model. A recent study proposed to revise the standard to describe the anatomical worst-case scenario, instead of the average one currently implemented, and introduce the unsupported screw length as a mechanical parameter. This article investigates the implications of such revisions on the endurance properties of an implant already on the market...
January 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095741/pullout-performance-comparison-of-novel-expandable-pedicle-screw-with-expandable-poly-ether-ether-ketone-shells-and-cement-augmented-pedicle-screws
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Mehmet Fatih Aycan, Tolga Tolunay, Teyfik Demir, Mesut Emre Yaman, Yusuf Usta
Aim of this study is to assess the pullout performance of various pedicle screws in different test materials. Polyurethane foams (Grade 10 and Grade 40) produced in laboratory and bovine vertebrae were instrumented with normal, cannulated (cemented), novel expandable and normal (cemented) pedicle screws. Test samples were prepared according to the ASTM F543 standard testing protocols and surgical guidelines. To examine the screw placement and cement distribution, anteriosuperior and oblique radiographs were taken from each sample after insertion process was completed...
January 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095493/thoracic-temporal-subtraction-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-3d-ct-screening-for-vertebral-metastases-of-primary-lung-cancers
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Shingo Iwano, Rintaro Ito, Hiroyasu Umakoshi, Takatoshi Karino, Tsutomu Inoue, Yuanzhong Li, Shinji Naganawa
PURPOSE: We developed an original, computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) software that subtracts the initial thoracic vertebral three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) image from the follow-up 3D-CT image. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of this CAD software during screening for vertebral metastases on follow-up CT images of primary lung cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The interpretation experiment included 30 sets of follow-up CT scans in primary lung cancer patients and was performed by two readers (readers A and B), who each had 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094861/caudal-vertebra-transfer-treatment-of-radio-ulnar-nonunion-and-severe-bone-shortening-in-a-dog
#17
A Palumbo Piccionello, A Salvaggio, A Volta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094419/postoperative-computed-tomography-and-low-field-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-dogs-with-degenerative-lumbosacral-stenosis-treated-by-dorsal-laminectomy
#18
Martin Rapp, Charles J Ley, Kerstin Hansson, Lennart Sjöström
OBJECTIVES: To describe postoperative computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in dogs with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis (DLSS) treated by dorsal laminectomy and partial discectomy. METHODS: Prospective clinical case study of dogs diagnosed with and treated for DLSS. Surgical and clinical findings were described. Computed tomography and low field MRI findings pre- and postoperatively were described and graded. Clinical, CT and MRI examinations were performed four to 18 months after surgery...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094414/asymmetrical-lumbosacral-transitional-vertebrae-in-dogs-may-promote-asymmetrical-hip-joint-development
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Mark A Flückiger, Frank Steffen, Michael Hässig, Joseph P Morgan
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the relationship between the morphology of the lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LTV) and asymmetrical development of the hip joints in dogs. METHODS: A total of 4000 dogs which had been consecutively scored for canine hip dysplasia were checked for the presence of a LTV. A LTV was noted in 138 dogs and classified depending on the morphology of the transverse processes and the degree of contact with the ilium. RESULTS: In dogs with an asymmetrical LTV, the hip joint was significantly more predisposed to subluxation and malformation on the side of the intermediate or sacral-like transverse process (p <0...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094004/the-vertebrae-and-ribs-of-homo-naledi
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Scott A Williams, Daniel García-Martínez, Markus Bastir, Marc R Meyer, Shahed Nalla, John Hawks, Peter Schmid, Steven E Churchill, Lee R Berger
Hominin evolution featured shifts from a trunk shape suitable for climbing and housing a large gut to a trunk adapted to bipedalism and higher quality diets. Our knowledge regarding the tempo, mode, and context in which these derived traits evolved has been limited, based largely on a small-bodied Australopithecus partial skeleton (A.L. 288-1; "Lucy") and a juvenile Homo erectus skeleton (KNM-WT 15000; "Turkana Boy"). Two recent discoveries, of a large-bodied Australopithecus afarensis (KSD-VP-1/1) and two Australopithecus sediba partial skeletons (MH1 and MH2), have added to our understanding of thorax evolution; however, little is known about thorax morphology in early Homo...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
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