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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913961/prediction-of-postoperative-clinical-recovery-of-drop-foot-attributable-to-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-via-a-bayesian-network
#1
Shota Takenaka, Hiroyuki Aono
BACKGROUND: Drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases can impair activities of daily living. Therefore, predictors of recovery of this symptom have been investigated using univariate or/and multivariate analyses. However, the conclusions have been somewhat controversial. Bayesian network models, which are graphic and intuitive to the clinician, may facilitate understanding of the prognosis of drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) To show a layered correlation among predictors of recovery from drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases; and (2) to develop support tools for clinical decisions to treat drop foot resulting from lumbar degenerative diseases...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913260/patients-preference-of-the-timed-up-and-go-tug-test-or-patient-reported-outcome-measures-proms-before-and-after-surgery-for-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
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Holger Joswig, Martin N Stienen, Nicolas R Smoll, Marco V Corniola, Ivan Chau, Karl Schaller, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Oliver P Gautschi
BACKGROUND: The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, as a measure of objective functional impairment in lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD), complements patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) of subjective functional impairment. METHODS: Prospective two-center study on consecutive patients scheduled for surgical treatment for lumbar DDD who underwent an objective (TUG test) and subjective (PROMs) functional assessment before, as well as one and three days after surgery...
November 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902945/artificial-cervical-disc-replacement-with-the-prestige-lp-prosthesis-for-the-treatment-of-non-contiguous-2-level-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease-a-minimum-24-month-follow-up
#3
Tingkui Wu, Beiyu Wang, Chen Ding, Yang Meng, Jigang Lou, Yi Yang, Hao Liu
OBJECTIVE: We describe the features of non-contiguous 2-level cervical degenerative disc disease (NCDDD), investigate the safety and feasibility of artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of NCDDD, and expect that our study will provide spine surgeons with an alternative procedure for NCDDD. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with NCDDD received ACDR with a Prestige-LP prosthesis. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using the 36-Short Form (SF-36, Mental Component Summary [MCS] and Physical Component Summary [PCS]), Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA), and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893652/correlation-between-t2-t2-star-relaxation-time-and-cervical-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-an-observational-study
#4
Minghua Huang, Yong Guo, Qiong Ye, Lei Chen, Kai Zhou, Qingjun Wang, Lixin Shao, Qinglei Shi, Chun Chen
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the potential benefits of T2 relaxation time of intervertebral discs (IVDs) regarding the detection and grading of degenerative disc disease using 3.0-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cervical sagittal T2-weighted, T2 relaxation MRI was performed at 3.0-T in 61 subjects, covering discs C2-3 to C6-7. All discs were morphologically assessed based on the Pfirrmann grade, and regions of interests (ROIs) were drawn over the T2 mapping...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891035/intradiscal-and-intra-articular-facet-infiltrations-with-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-reduce-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#5
Fernando Kirchner, Eduardo Anitua
CONTEXT: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex and disabling condition, and its treatment becomes a challenge. AIMS: The aim of our study was to assess the clinical outcome of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF-Endoret) infiltrations (one intradiscal, one intra-articular facet, and one transforaminal epidural injection) under fluoroscopic guidance-control in patients with chronic LBP. PRGF-Endoret which has been shown to be an efficient treatment to reduce joint pain...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888676/revision-surgery-for-cervical-artificial-disc-surgical-technique-and-clinical-results
#6
J Onken, A Reinke, J Radke, T Finger, S Bayerl, P Vajkoczy, B Meyer
OBJECTIVE: Cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR) was developed with the goal of preserving mobility of the cervical segment in patients with degenerative disc disease. So far, little is known about experiences with revision surgery and explantation of C-ADRs. Here, we report our experience with revision the third generation, Galileo-type disc prosthesis from a retrospective study of two institutions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2008 and July 2016, 16 patients with prior implantation of C-ADR underwent removal of the Galileo-type disc prosthesis (Signus, Medizintechnik, Germany) due to a call back by industry...
October 31, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888086/effects-of-smoking-on-subjective-and-objective-measures-of-pain-intensity-functional-impairment-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
#7
Holger Joswig, Martin N Stienen, Nicolas R Smoll, Marco V Corniola, Ivan Chau, Karl Schaller, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Oliver P Gautschi
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies assessed the effects of smoking on lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD); they focused on patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) and yielded conflicting results. METHODS: In this two-center study on consecutive patients receiving surgical treatment for lumbar DDD, subjective functional impairment (SFI) in terms of PROMs including visual analog scale back and leg pain, Roland-Morris, Oswestry Disability Index, Euro-Qol, Short Form-12 physical component summary was determined at baseline, three days, six weeks, six months and one year postoperatively...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879563/a-pilot-study-of-sequence-of-segmental-contributions-in-the-lower-cervical-spine-during-active-extension-and-flexion-healthy-controls-vs-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease-patients
#8
Toon Fm Boselie, Henk van Santbrink, Rob A de Bie, Henk van Mameren
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study in which, first, a definition of normal movement in the cervical spine is formulated. Second, use of this definition in differentiating between normal and abnormal movement of the cervical spine is evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To formulate a clear definition of the normal sequence of segmental contributions in the cervical spine during flexion/extension, and to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and reliability of sequence of segmental contributions analysis in differentiating between normal and abnormal movement of the cervical spine in healthy controls and patients with cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD)...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873048/the-usefulness-of-radiological-grading-scales-to-predict-pain-intensity-functional-impairment-and-health-related-quality-of-life-after-surgery-for-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
#9
Oliver P Gautschi, Martin N Stienen, Holger Joswig, Nicolas R Smoll, Karl Schaller, Marco V Corniola
PURPOSE: The goal of this study is to determine the relationship of radiological grading scales of lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) with postoperative pain intensity, functional impairment, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Response to surgical treatment at 6 weeks (W6) on the visual analogue scale (VAS) for back and leg pain, Oswestry-Disability (ODI) and Roland-Morris Disability Index (RMDI), Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, EuroQol (EQ) 5D, and Short-Form Health-Survey (SF-12) physical component summary (PCS) was compared between patients with different Modic (MOD) and Pfirrmann (PFI) grades...
November 21, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870580/clinical-characterization-of-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-short-stature-due-to-aggrecan-mutations
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Alexandra Gkourogianni, Melissa Andrew, Leah Tyzinski, Melissa Crocker, Jessica Douglas, Nancy Dunbar, Jan Fairchild, Mariana F A Funari, Karen E Heath, Alexander A L Jorge, Tracey Kurtzman, Stephen LaFranchi, Seema Lalani, Jan Lebl, Yuezhen Lin, Evan Los, Dorothee Newbern, Catherine Nowak, Micah Olson, Jadranka Popovic, Štěpánka Průhová, Lenka Elblova, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Emma Segerlund, Lucia Sentchordi, Marwan Shinawi, Eva-Lena Stattin, Jonathan Swartz, González-Del Angel Ariadna, Díaz-Cuéllar Sinhué, Hidekazu Hosono, Pedro A Sanchez-Lara, Vivian Hwa, Jeffrey Baron, Ola Nilsson, Andrew Dauber
CONTEXT: Heterozygous mutations in the Aggrecan gene (ACAN) cause autosomal dominant short stature with bone age (BA) acceleration, premature growth cessation and minor skeletal abnormalities. OBJECTIVE: Characterize the phenotypic spectrum, associated conditions and response to growth-promoting therapies. DESIGN: Retrospective international cohort study. PATIENTS: Information from 103 individuals (57 female, 46 male) from 20 families with confirmed heterozygous ACAN mutations were included...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864283/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-a-key-contributor-to-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#11
REVIEW
Cheng Wang, Xiaohua Yu, Yiguo Yan, Wei Yang, Shujun Zhang, Yongxiao Xiang, Jian Zhang, Wenjun Wang
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration (IDD) is the most common cause leading to low back pain (LBP), which is a highly prevalent, costly, and crippling condition worldwide. Current treatments for IDD are limited to treat the symptoms and do not target the pathophysiology. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is one of the most potent pro-inflammatory cytokines and signals through its receptors TNFR1 and TNFR2. TNF-α is highly expressed in degenerative IVD tissues, and it is deeply involved in multiple pathological processes of disc degeneration, including matrix destruction, inflammatory responses, apoptosis, autophagy, and cell proliferation...
November 17, 2016: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856966/longitudinal-stability-of-common-tmj-structural-disorders
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E L Schiffman, M Ahmad, L Hollender, K Kartha, R Ohrbach, E L Truelove, L Zhang, J S Hodges, E Sommers, G C Anderson, Y M Gonzalez, X Guo, J O Look
The longitudinal course of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc displacement (DD) and degenerative joint disease (DJD) has never been conclusively described with magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, respectively. This 8-y observational study's objective was to assess the longitudinal stability of DD and DJD among 401 subjects. The Validation Project provided baseline measures; follow-up was performed in the TMJ Impact Project. With magnetic resonance imaging, 2 radiologists rendered a consensus diagnosis of normal/indeterminate, DD with reduction, or DD without reduction...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854109/effect-of-mono-or-bisegmental-lordosizing-fusion-on-short-term-global-and-index-sagittal-balance-a-radiographic-study
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Enrico Tessitore, Ilaria Melloni, Oliver P Gautschi, Gianluigi Zona, Karl Schaller, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND: Sagittal balance is widely recognized as an important outcome factor in reconstructive spinal surgery for lumbar degenerative conditions. However, its role in short segmental fixation is unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the preoperative and short-term postoperative spino-pelvic balance after short (1 or 2 levels) lordosizing lumbar fusion for degenerative disc disease (DDD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six consecutive patients (13 males and 13 females) undergoing mono- or bisegmental lordosizing lumbar fusion (XLIF/TLIF) for lumbar DDD were included in the study...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845232/women-do-not-fare-worse-than-men-after-lumbar-fusion-surgery-2-year-follow-up-results-from-4-780-prospectively-collected-patients-in-swespine-with-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease-and-chronic-low-back-pain
#14
Jan Triebel, Greta Snellman, Bengt Sandén, Fredrik Strömqvist, Yohan Robinson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Proper patient selection is of outmost importance in surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Among other factors gender was previously found to influence lumbar fusion surgery outcome. PURPOSE: This study investigates whether gender affects clinical outcome after lumbar fusion. STUDY DESIGN: National registry cohort study PATIENT SAMPLE: Between 2001 and 2011, 2251 men and 2521 women were followed prospectively within the Swedish National Spine Registry (SWESPINE) after lumbar fusion surgery for DDD and CLBP...
November 11, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842523/does-walking-after-lumbar-spinal-surgery-predict-recovery-of-function-at-six-months-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Sarah Gilmore, Jodie A McClelland, Megan Davidson
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapists are commonly involved in the management of patients immediately following lumbar spinal surgery. There is however, very little research to guide physiotherapy intervention in the acute post-operative period, and the advice provided to patients regarding post-operative walking and physical activity has been shown to be highly variable. The primary aim of this research is to establish whether the amount of walking patients perform in the week following lumbar spinal surgery predicts improvement in function at 6 months...
November 14, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831993/postoperative-symptomatic-anterior-spinal-epidural-hematoma-complete-drainage-using-corpectomy-and-a-bladder-catheter
#16
Rafael González-Diaz, Ismael Auñon-Martin, Francisco Javier Ortega-Garcia, Rui Miguel Reis da Rocha
STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVE: We describe a technique to drain a thoracic and cervical postoperative epidural hematoma causing paraplegia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative compressive spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a devastating complication and early diagnosis and treatment is essential. The most commonly accepted treatment is decompression and drainage of hematoma. METHODS: A 65-year-old male with a degenerative disc disease located at C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7 levels with disc herniation underwent a standard anterior cervical decompression and fusion at C4-C5-C6-C7...
November 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820861/diagnosing-discogenic-low-back-pain-associated-with-degenerative-disc-disease-using-a-medical-interview
#17
Juichi Tonosu, Hirohiko Inanami, Hiroyuki Oka, Junji Katsuhira, Yuichi Takano, Hisashi Koga, Yohei Yuzawa, Ryutaro Shiboi, Yasushi Oshima, Satoshi Baba, Sakae Tanaka, Ko Matsudaira
PURPOSES: To evaluate the usefulness of our original five questions in a medical interview for diagnosing discogenic low back pain (LBP), and to establish a support tool for diagnosing discogenic LBP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The degenerative disc disease (DDD) group (n = 42) comprised patients diagnosed with discogenic LBP associated with DDD, on the basis of magnetic resonance imaging findings and response to analgesic discography (discoblock). The control group (n = 30) comprised patients with LBP due to a reason other than DDD...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807981/evaluation-of-aesculap-implant-systems-activl-artificial-disc-for-the-treatment-of-degenerative-disc-disease
#18
Daniel Shein, Jennifer Shue, Federico Girardi
A primary cause of chronic low back pain and disability is lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). Surgical treatments are available for DDD including fusion or lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). Lumbar TDR is performed as a motion-preserving alternative to lumbar fusion. There are several marketed lumbar TDR devices including the Aesculap Implant Systems activL Artificial Disc, Charité Artificial Disc and the ProDisc-L Total Disc Replacement. Areas covered: Considering the various surgical options by which lumbar DDD can be managed, here we evaluate the biologic and biomechanical benefits and concerns of the Aesculap activL Artificial Disc...
December 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799985/comparison-of-radiologic-outcomes-of-different-methods-in-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
#19
O Ik Kwon, Dong Wuk Son, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a choice of surgical procedure for cervical degenerative diseases associated with radiculopathy or myelopathy. However, the patients undergoing ACDF still have problems. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the radiologic results of 3 different methods in single-level ACDF. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective collection of radiological data from January 2011 to December 2014. A total of 67 patients were included in this study...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792409/stand-alone-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-indications-techniques-surgical-outcomes-and-complications
#20
Mena Kerolus, Mazda K Turel, Lee Tan, Harel Deutsch
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a well-established technique to achieve lumbar spine fusion with various indications including degenerative disk disease, spondylolisthesis, recurrent disk herniation, adjacent level disease, pseudoarthrosis, as well as being used as part of the overall strategy to restore sagittal balance. ALIF can be an extremely useful tool in any spine surgeon's armamentarium. However, like any surgical procedure, proper patient selection is key to success. A solid understanding of the biomechanics, careful surgical planning, along with clear knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of stand-alone ALIF will ensure optimal clinical outcome...
December 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
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