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#1
REVIEW
Nikolay L Martirosyan, Arpan A Patel, Alessandro Carotenuto, M Yashar S Kalani, Evgenii Belykh, Corey T Walker, Mark C Preul, Nicholas Theodore
BACKGROUND: Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is considered a multifactorial disease that is influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. The last two decades of research strongly demonstrate that genetic factors contribute about 75% of the IVDD etiology. Recent total genome sequencing studies have shed light on the various single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with IVDD. AIM: This review presents comprehensive and updated information about the diversity of genetic factors in the inflammatory, degradative, homeostatic, and structural systems involved in the IVDD...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913961/prediction-of-postoperative-clinical-recovery-of-drop-foot-attributable-to-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-via-a-bayesian-network
#2
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
#3
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/27908218/risk-factors-for-dural-tears-a-study-of-elective-spine-surgery
#4
Meghan E Murphy, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Brandon A McCutcheon, Patrick R Maloney, Lorenzo Rinaldo, Daniel Shepherd, Daniel S Ubl, William E Krauss, Elizabeth B Habermann, Mohamad Bydon
OBJECTIVE: This study moves beyond previous cohort studies and benchmark data by studying a population of elective spine surgery from a multicenter registry in an effort to validate, disprove, and/or identify novel risk factors for dural tears. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis queried a multicenter registry for patients with degenerative spinal diagnoses undergoing elective spinal surgery from 2010-2014. Multivariable logistic regression analysis interrogated for independent risk factors of dural tears...
December 2, 2016: Neurological Research
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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/27871028/microstructure-analysis-method-for-evaluating-degenerated-intervertebral-disc-tissue
#12
Andrea Friedmann, Felix Goehre, Christopher Ludtka, Thomas Mendel, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Andreas Heilmann, Stefan Schwan
Degeneration of intervertebral disc (IVD) tissue is characterized by several structural changes that result in variations in disc physiology and loss of biomechanical function. The complex process of degeneration exhibits highly intercorrelated biomechanical, biochemical, and cellular interactions. There is currently some understanding of the cellular changes in degenerated intervertebral disc tissue, but microstructural changes and deterioration of the tissue matrix has previously been rarely explored. In this work, sequestered IVD tissue was successfully characterized using histology, light microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to quantitatively evaluate parameters of interest for intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) such as delamination of the collagenous matrix, cell density, cell size, and extra cellular matrix (ECM) thickness...
October 21, 2016: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870580/clinical-characterization-of-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-short-stature-due-to-aggrecan-mutations
#13
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
#14
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/27861250/mri-analysis-of-the-combined-prospectively-collected-aospine-north-america-and-international-data-the-prevalence-and-spectrum-of-pathologies-in-a-global-cohort-of-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
#15
Aria Nouri, Allan Martin, Lindsay Tetreault, Anick Nater, So Kato, Hiroaki Nakashima, Narihito Nagoshi, Hamed Reihani-Kermani, Michael G Fehlings
STUDY DESIGN: Ambispective Analysis OBJECTIVE.: To report the global prevalence of specific degenerative cervical pathologies in patients with DCM through detailed review of MRIs SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) encompasses a spectrum of age-related conditions that result in progressive spinal cord injury. METHODS: MRIs of 458 patients (age 56.4 +/-11.8, 285 Male, 173 Female) patients were reviewed for specific degenerative features, directionality of cord compression, levels of spinal cord compression, and signal changes on T2WI and T1WI...
November 16, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859817/lncrnas-novel-players-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-and-osteoarthritis
#16
REVIEW
Wen-Kang Chen, Xiao-Hua Yu, Wei Yang, Cheng Wang, Wen-Si He, Yi-Guo Yan, Jian Zhang, Wen-Jun Wang
The term long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) refers to a group of RNAs with length more than 200 nucleotides, limited protein-coding potential, and having widespread biological functions, including regulation of transcriptional patterns and protein activity, formation of endogenous small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and natural microRNA (miRNA) sponges. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the most common chronic, prevalent and age-related degenerative musculoskeletal disorders. Numbers of lncRNAs are differentially expressed in human degenerative nucleus pulposus tissue and OA cartilage...
November 9, 2016: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857455/imaging-in-spinal-posterior-epidural-space-lesions-a-pictorial-essay
#17
Foram B Gala, Yashant Aswani
Spinal epidural space is a real anatomic space located outside the dura mater and within the spinal canal extending from foramen magnum to sacrum. Important contents of this space are epidural fat, spinal nerves, epidural veins and arteries. Due to close proximity of posterior epidural space to spinal cord and spinal nerves, the lesions present with symptoms of radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. In this pictorial essay, detailed anatomy of the posterior epidural space, pathologies affecting it along with imaging pearls to accurately diagnose them are discussed...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856966/longitudinal-stability-of-common-tmj-structural-disorders
#18
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/27855674/disk-displacement-eccentric-condylar-position-osteoarthrosis-misnomers-for-variations-of-normality-results-and-interpretations-from-an-mri-study-in-two-age-cohorts
#19
Jens C Türp, Anna Schlenker, Johannes Schröder, Marco Essig, Marc Schmitter
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision-making and prognostic statements in individuals with manifest or suspected temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) may involve assessment of (a) the position of articular disc relative to the mandibular condyle, (b) the location of the condyle relative to the temporal joint surfaces, and (c) the depth of the glenoid fossa of the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). The aim of this study was twofold: (1) Determination of the prevalence of these variables in two representative population-based birth cohorts...
November 17, 2016: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854109/effect-of-mono-or-bisegmental-lordosizing-fusion-on-short-term-global-and-index-sagittal-balance-a-radiographic-study
#20
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
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