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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205258/sustained-intra-cartilage-delivery-of-low-dose-dexamethasone-using-a-cationic-carrier-for-treatment-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
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A G Bajpayee, R E De la Vega, M Scheu, N H Varady, I A Yannatos, L A Brown, Y Krishnan, T J Fitzsimons, P Bhattacharya, E H Frank, A J Grodzinsky, R M Porter
Disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOADs) should reach their intra-tissue target sites at optimal doses for clinical efficacy. The dense, negatively charged matrix of cartilage poses a major hindrance to the transport of potential therapeutics. In this work, electrostatic interactions were utilised to overcome this challenge and enable higher uptake, full-thickness penetration and enhanced retention of dexamethasone (Dex) inside rabbit cartilage. This was accomplished by using the positively charged glycoprotein avidin as nanocarrier, conjugated to Dex by releasable linkers...
December 5, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202806/risk-factors-for-joint-replacement-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-15-year-follow-up-study
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Flemming K Nielsen, Niels Egund, Anette Jørgensen, Anne Grethe Jurik
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether clinical, radiographic or MRI findings are associated with long term risk for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in persons with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: We performed a follow-up analysis of 100 persons with knee osteoarthritis who participated in a clinical trial between 2000 and 2002. Clinical data as well as radiography and MRI of the inclusion knee were obtained in all participants. Data on TKA procedures were extracted from The Danish National Patient Register...
December 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201820/clinical-usefulness-of-x-ray-findings-for-non-specific-low-back-pain-in-korean-farmers-farm-study
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Eun Kyoung Kang, Hee-Won Park, Sung Hyun Kim, Sora Baek
Objective: To elucidate the association between non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) and spinal X-ray findings in Korean farmers: Farmers' Cohort for Agricultural Work-Related Musculoskeletal disorders (FARM) study. Methods: A total of 835 farmers (391 males, 444 females; mean age, 56.6±7.4 years) without red-flag signs of specific LBP were recruited. Presence of LBP more than one week or once a month with more than moderate degree of pain severity during the last year was assessed with a binary questionnaire (yes or no)...
October 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201635/successful-use-of-guanfacine-in-a-patient-with-chronic-refractory-cough-a-case-report
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Gregory W Kirschen, Howard Kirschen, Edward Gabalski, Jonathan M Waxner, Agnes Wohl
Chronic idiopathic cough is a common and often frustrating complaint for patients as well as providers. When common etiologies of cough are ruled out and/or do not respond to usual treatments, neurogenic cough should be considered as a diagnosis of exclusion. Here, we report on a 58-year-old woman with an 8-year history of chronic, treatment-refractory cough of unknown etiology that we diagnosed as neurogenic cough and successfully treated with guanfacine monotherapy, with rapid and durable improvement in symptoms...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190722/association-between-grip-strength-and-hand-and-knee-radiographic-osteoarthritis-in-korean-adults-data-from-the-dong-gu-study
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Lihui Wen, Min-Ho Shin, Ji-Hyoun Kang, Yi-Rang Yim, Ji-Eun Kim, Jeong-Won Lee, Kyung-Eun Lee, Dong-Jin Park, Tae-Jong Kim, Sun-Seog Kweon, Young-Hoon Lee, Yong-Woon Yun, Shin-Seok Lee
OBJECTIVES: We assessed whether grip strength was related to various types of radiographic damage in Korean adults with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Data from 2,251 subjects enrolled in the Dong-gu study, who had no hand joint pain, were analyzed to investigate the relationship between grip strength and OA. Hand grip strength was measured using a hand-held dynamometer, and radiographs of the hand and knee were scored according to a semi-quantitative grading system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145839/structural-effects-of-intra-articular-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-moderate-to-advanced-knee-osteoarthritis-mri-based-assessment-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Guermazi, G Kalsi, J Niu, M D Crema, R O Copeland, A Orlando, M J Noh, F W Roemer
BACKGROUND: To determine effects of allogeneic human chondrocytes expressing TGF-β1 (TG-C) on structural progression of MRI features of knee osteoarthritis over a 1 year period. METHODS: This phase II randomized controlled trial of TG-C included patients with moderate to advanced osteoarthritis. Patients were randomized to receive an intraarticular 3:1 mixture of non-transduced allogeneic human chondrocytes and TG-C or placebo. 3 T MRI was acquired for all patients at baseline and follow-up (3, 6 and 12 months)...
November 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145712/cartilage-microrna-dysregulation-during-the-onset-and-progression-of-mouse-osteoarthritis-is-independent-of-aggrecanolysis-and-overlaps-with-candidates-from-end-stage-human-disease
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Louise H W Kung, Varshini Ravi, Lynn Rowley, Constanza Angelucci, Amanda J Fosang, Katrina M Bell, Christopher B Little, John F Bateman
OBJECTIVE: To identify candidate microRNAs that potentially regulate the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis. METHODS: Osteoarthritis was induced in 10-12 week old male wild-type C57BL6 mice and in mice resistant to aggrecanase cleavage (Acan p.374ALGS→374NVYS) by destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM). Osteoarthritis pathology was scored histologically. RNA from cartilage and subchondral bone were harvested in parallel by laser micro-dissection at 1 and 6 weeks post-surgery...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135880/histological-osteoarthritic-changes-in-the-human-cervical-spine-facet-joints-related-to-age-and-gender
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Lars Uhrenholt, Annie Vesterby Charles, Markil Gregersen, Jan Hartvigsen, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional autopsy study. OBJECTIVE: Quantify histological changes in the lower cervical spine facet joints with regard to age and gender using systematic random sampling of entire joints. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neck pain is a common debilitating musculoskeletal condition and one of the highest ranked causes of years lived with disability. The cause of neck pain is multifactorial and osteoarthritis is one potential cause...
November 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126884/hyaluronan-in-experimental-injured-inflamed-cartilage-in-vivo-studies
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Angela Avenoso, Angela D'Ascola, Michele Scuruchi, Giuseppe Mandraffino, Alberto Calatroni, Antonino Saitta, Salvatore Campo, Giuseppe M Campo
Joint disease is characterized by an imbalance between the synthesis and degradation of articular cartilage and subchondral bone accompanied by capsular fibrosis, osteophyte formation and varying degrees of inflammation of the synovial membrane. Many animal models have been developed to study arthritis and osteoarthritis that enable experimental conditions, diet and environmental risk factors to be carefully controlled. Animal-based studies have demonstrated the positive effects of exogenous HA on the preservation of joint cartilage in different models of arthritis and osteoarthritis...
November 7, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126545/mri-ankle-and-subtalar-characteristics-in-haemochromatosis-arthropathy-a-case-control%C3%A2-study
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A Elstob, V Ejindu, C W Heron, P D W Kiely
AIM: To examine the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of the ankle and subtalar joints that might distinguish genetic haemochromatosis (GH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a retrospective case-control study comparing 30 MRI studies of GH patients with ankle or subtalar arthropathy with 30 matched controls with ankle pain. Anonymised images were scored using a semi-quantative tool adapted from the MRI osteoarthritis knee score. Scores were generated for bone marrow lesions size, number, and distinguishing the proportion of each lesion consisting of subchondral cyst versus oedema...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107695/contrast-enhanced-%C3%AE-ct-imaging-of-early-articular-changes-in-a-pre-clinical-model-of-osteoarthritis
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D S Reece, T Thote, A S P Lin, N J Willett, R E Guldberg
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize early osteoarthritis (OA) development in cartilage and bone tissues in the rat medial meniscus transection (MMT) model using non-destructive equilibrium partitioning of an ionic contrast agent micro-computed tomography (EPIC-μCT) imaging. Cartilage fibrillation, one of the first physiological developments in OA, was quantified in the rat tibial plateau as three-dimensional (3D) cartilage surface roughness using a custom surface-rendering algorithm...
October 28, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100766/central-acetabular-impingement-is-associated-with-femoral-head-and-ligamentum-teres-damage-a-cross-sectional-matched-pair-analysis-of-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroscopy-for-acetabular-labral-tears
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Parth Lodhia, Chengcheng Gui, Timothy J Martin, Sivashankar Chandrasekaran, Carlos Suarez-Ahedo, Benjamin G Domb
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to report the prevalence of femoral head articular damage in patients with a central acetabular osteophyte (CAO) that was identified during hip arthroscopy and compare it with that in a matched control group without a CAO. A secondary purpose was to identify rates of coexisting intra-articular pathology in both patient groups. METHODS: Intraoperative data were collected prospectively on all hip arthroscopy patients at our institution between 2008 and 2015...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090500/five-minute-knee-mri-for-simultaneous-morphometry-and-t2-relaxometry-of-cartilage-and-meniscus-and-for-semiquantitative-radiological-assessment-using-double-echo-in-steady-state-at-3t
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Akshay S Chaudhari, Marianne S Black, Susanne Eijgenraam, Wolfgang Wirth, Susanne Maschek, Bragi Sveinsson, Felix Eckstein, Edwin H G Oei, Garry E Gold, Brian A Hargreaves
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers for assessing osteoarthritis activity necessitate multiple MRI sequences with long acquisition times. PURPOSE: To perform 5-minute simultaneous morphometry (thickness/volume measurements) and T2 relaxometry of both cartilage and meniscus, and semiquantitative MRI Osteoarthritis Knee Scoring (MOAKS). STUDY TYPE: Prospective. SUBJECTS: Fifteen healthy volunteers for morphometry and T2 measurements, and 15 patients (five each Kellgren-Lawrence grades 0/2/3) for MOAKS assessment...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075518/usefulness-of-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-hematoma-after-primary-hip-arthroplasty
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Jerzy Białecki, Paweł Bartosz, Wojciech Marczyński, Jan Zając
INTRODUCTION: To date, suction drainage has been routinely used after hip joint replacement. Currently, the validity of this practice is questioned in the literature. Hematoma is a risk factor of periprosthetic infection. Post-operative ultrasonography enables precise assessment of hip joint hematoma. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of hip joint ultrasonography with respect to the validity of using suction drainage after primary hip arthroplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074298/variable-cartilage-degradation-in-mice-with-diet-induced-metabolic-dysfunction-food-for-thought
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A E Kozijn, L M Gierman, F van der Ham, P Mulder, M C Morrison, S Kühnast, R A van der Heijden, M P Stavro, A van Koppen, E J Pieterman, A M van den Hoek, R Kleemann, H M G Princen, S C Mastbergen, F P J G Lafeber, A-M Zuurmond, I Bobeldijk, H Weinans, R Stoop
OBJECTIVE: Human cohort studies have demonstrated a role for systemic metabolic dysfunction in osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis in obese patients. To explore the mechanisms underlying this metabolic phenotype of OA, we examined cartilage degradation in the knees of mice from different genetic backgrounds in which a metabolic phenotype was established by various dietary approaches. DESIGN: Wild-type C57BL/6J mice and genetically modified mice (hCRP, LDLr(-/-). Leiden and ApoE*3Leiden...
October 24, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065925/ultrasound-verified-inflammation-and-structural-damage-in-patients-with-hereditary-haemochromatosis-related-arthropathy
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Christian Dejaco, Andreas Stadlmayr, Christina Duftner, Viktoria Trimmel, Rusmir Husic, Elisabeth Krones, Shahin Zandieh, Emma Husar-Memmer, Gernot Zollner, Josef Hermann, Judith Gretler, Angelika Lackner, Anja Ficjan, Christian Datz, Roland Axman, Jochen Zwerina
BACKGROUND: Chronic arthropathy occurs in approximately two thirds of patients with hereditary haemochromatosis (HH). The aim was to study inflammatory and structural lesions in patients with HH with (HH-A) and without arthropathy (HH-WA) using ultrasonography. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 26 patients with HH-A, 24 with HH-WA and 37 with hand osteoarthritis (HOA). Clinical examination was performed in 68 joints, and we retrieved data on hand function, pain and global disease activity (all using a visual analogue scale (VAS)), morning stiffness and ferritin levels...
October 24, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065144/substantial-vertebral-body-osteophytes-protect-against-severe-vertebral-fractures-in-compression
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Eric Wagnac, Carl-Éric Aubin, Kathia Chaumoître, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong, Anne-Laure Ménard, Yvan Petit, Anaïs Garo, Pierre-Jean Arnoux
Recent findings suggest that vertebral osteophytes increase the resistance of the spine to compression. However, the role of vertebral osteophytes on the biomechanical response of the spine under fast dynamic compression, up to failure, is unclear. Seventeen human spine specimens composed of three vertebrae (from T5-T7 to T11-L1) and their surrounding soft tissues were harvested from nine cadavers, aged 77 to 92 years. Specimens were imaged using quantitative computer tomography (QCT) for medical observation, classification of the intervertebral disc degeneration (Thomson grade) and measurement of the vertebral trabecular density (VTD), height and cross-sectional area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058776/osteophytes-and-fracture-calluses-share-developmental-milestones-and-are-diminished-by-unloading
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Allison W Hsia, Armaun J Emami, Franklin D Tarke, Hailey C Cunningham, Priscilla M Tjandra, Alice Wong, Blaine A Christiansen, Nicole M Collette
Osteophytes are a typical radiographic finding during osteoarthritis (OA), but the mechanisms leading to their formation are not well known. Comparatively, fracture calluses have been studied extensively; therefore, drawing comparisons between osteophytes and fracture calluses may lead to a deeper understanding of osteophyte formation. In this study, we compared the time courses of osteophyte and fracture callus formation, and investigated mechanisms contributing to development of these structure. Additionally, we investigated the effect of mechanical unloading on the formation of both fracture calluses and osteophytes...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057356/anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-associated-complications-in-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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REVIEW
Anastasia Tasiou, Theofanis Giannis, Alexandros G Brotis, Ioannis Siasios, Iordanis Georgiadis, Haralampos Gatos, Eleni Tsianaka, Konstantinos Vagkopoulos, Konstantinos Paterakis, Kostas N Fountas
Anterior cervical spine procedures have been associated with satisfactory outcomes. However, the occurrence of troublesome complications, although uncommon, needs to be taken into consideration. The purpose of our study was to assess the actual incidence of anterior cervical spine procedure-associated complications and identify any predisposing factors. A total of 114 patients undergoing anterior cervical procedures over a 6-year period were included in our retrospective, case-control study. The diagnosis was cervical radiculopathy, and/or myelopathy due to degenerative disc disease, cervical spondylosis, or traumatic cervical spine injury...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057352/morphometric-anatomy-of-the-lumbar-sympathetic-trunk-with-respect-to-the-anterolateral-approach-to-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-cadaver-study
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Gareth Rutter, Kevin Phan, Adam Smith, Fiona Stewart, Kevin Seex, Cristian Gragnaniello
BACKGROUND: An approach to lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) utilizing an oblique corridor anterior to the psoas muscle was first described by Mayer in 1997 and subsequently by other authors. The only consistent structure of note in this corridor is the lumbar sympathetic trunk (LST), which at times must be mobilized in order to perform a discectomy and interbody fusion, thereby placing the LST at risk. This study was designed to describe the morphometric anatomy of the LST in relation to surgically relevant landmarks for the anterolateral approach to the lumbar spine at L3/L4 to L5/S1...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
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