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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149145/endoscopic-epidural-laser-decompression-versus-transforaminal-epiduroscopic-laser-annuloplasty-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Chang Hong Park, Sang Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Lumbar radicular pain often results from lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or degenerative spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive disc decompression procedures, such as nucleo-annuloplasty or epiduroscopic neural decompression by laser, have been devised to treat such pain. OBJECTIVE: The short-term outcomes of disc decompression by endoscopic epidural laser decompression (EELD) or transforaminal epiduroscopic laser annuloplasty (TELA) were compared in patients with lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147462/oxygen-sensing-nox4-generates-genotoxic-ros-to-induce-premature-senescence-of-nucleus-pulposus-cells-through-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Chencheng Feng, Yang Zhang, Minghui Yang, Minghong Lan, Huan Liu, Bo Huang, Yue Zhou
Senescence is a crucial driver of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). Disc cells are exposed to high oxygen tension due to neovascularization in degenerative discs. However, the effect of oxygen tension on disc cell senescence was unknown. Herein, rat nucleus pulposus (NP) cells were cultured under 20% O2 or 1% O2. Consequently, ROS induced by 20% O2 caused DNA damage and then activated p53-p21-Rb and p16-Rb pathways via ERK signaling to induce NP cell senescence. It also induced catabolic and proinflammatory phenotype of NP cells via MAPK and NF-κB pathways...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145636/localization-and-functional-characterization-of-the-p-asn965ser-n965s-abca4-variant-in-mice-reveal-pathogenic-mechanisms-underlying-stargardt-macular-degeneration
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Laurie L Molday, Daniel Wahl, Marinko Sarunic, Robert S Molday
ABCA4 is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins that transports N-retinylidene-phosphatidylethanolamine (N-Ret-PE) across outer segment disc membranes thereby facilitating the removal of potentially toxic retinoid compounds from photoreceptor cells. Mutations in the gene encoding ABCA4 are responsible for Stargardt disease (STGD1), an autosomal recessive retinal degenerative disease that causes severe vision loss. To define the molecular basis for STGD1 associated with the p.Asn965Ser (N965S) mutation in the Walker A motif of nucleotide binding domain 1 (NBD1), we generated a p...
November 14, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145437/assessment-of-the-suitability-of-biodegradable-rods-for-use-in-posterior-lumbar-fusion-an-in-vitro-biomechanical-evaluation-and-finite-element-analysis
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Fon-Yih Tsuang, Yueh-Ying Hsieh, Yi-Jie Kuo, Chia-Hsien Chen, Feng-Huei Lin, Chen-Sheng Chen, Chang-Jung Chiang
Interbody fusion with posterior instrumentation is a common method for treating lumbar degenerative disc diseases. However, the high rigidity of the fusion construct may produce abnormal stresses at the adjacent segment and lead to adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). As such, biodegradable implants are becoming more popular for use in orthopaedic surgery. These implants offer sufficient stability for fusion but at a reduced stiffness. Tailored to degrade over a specific timeframe, biodegradable implants could potentially mitigate the drawbacks of conventional stiff constructs and reduce the loading on adjacent segments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143100/infrarenal-aortic-diameter-aortoiliac-bifurcation-level-and-lumbar-disc-degenerative-changes-a-cross-sectional-mr-study
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Abolhassan Shakeri, Moslem Shakeri, Mohammadreza Ojaghzadeh Behrooz, Razieh Behzadmehr, Zohreh Ostadi, Daniel Fadaei Fouladi
PURPOSE: To examine a possible correlation of infrarenal aortic diameter and aortoiliac bifurcation level with lumbar disc degenerative changes. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, single-center retrospective study on lumbar magnetic resonance images of patients with low back pain (n = 496). Lumbar disc degenerative changes were reported on the basis of the Pfirrmann grading system and accordingly, patients were grouped as with grade I-II findings (n = 192), with grade III findings (n = 64) and with grade IV-V findings (n = 240)...
November 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137917/radiation-exposure-with-hybrid-image-guidance-based-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Michael M Safaee, Taemin Oh, Murat Pekmezci, Aaron J Clark
The transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is used for the treatment of back and leg pain secondary to spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with less estimated blood loss (EBL), decreased length of stay, lower infection rates, and similar outcomes compared to the traditional TLIF. Fluoroscopy time has been reported with MIS-TLIF, but there are limited data on specific radiation dosages. We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired cohort of patients undergoing MIS-TLIF...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121960/non-invasive-quantification-of-age-related-changes-in-the-vertebral-endplate-in-rats-using-in-vivo-dce-mri
#7
Hui Li, Jia-Zhi Yan, Yong-Jie Chen, Wei-Bo Kang, Jia-Xi Huang
BACKGROUND: Small animal models that can mimic degenerative disc disease (DDD) are commonly used to examine DDD progression. However, assessments such as histological studies and macroscopic measurements do not allow for longitudinal studies because they can only be completed after the animal is sacrificed. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) may provide a reliable, non-invasive in vivo method for detecting the progression. METHODS: The present study investigated the progression of changes in lumbar discs and the effect of endplate conditions on diffusion into the lumbar discs of aging sand rats after intravenous administration of gadolinium-containing contrast medium through the tail vein...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121821/morphometric-study-of-the-orientation-of-lumbar-zygapophyseal-joints-in-a-south-indian-population
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S P Mohanty, Madhava Pai Kanhangad, Siddarth Kamath, Asha Kamath
PURPOSE: To determine the orientation of lumbar zygapophyseal joints and prevalence of facet tropism (FT) identified by computerized tomographic (CT) scans. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 124 CT scans of patients with spinal injuries, seen between 2011and 2015, were retrospectively studied. A total of 566 uninjured motion segments were analysed. The right and left zygapophyseal joint angles (ZJAs) from L1-L2 to L5-S1 were measured on axial sections at uninjured levels...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121815/preclinical-animal-models-for-temporomandibular-joint-tissue-engineering
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Alejandro Almarza, Bryan Brown, Boaz Arzi, David Faustino Ângelo, William L Chung, Stephen F Badylak, Michael Scott Detamore
There is a paucity of in vivo studies that investigate the safety and efficacy of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) tissue regeneration approaches, in part due to the lack of established animal models. Review of disease models for study of the TMJ is presented herein with an attempt to identify relevant preclinical animal models for TMJ tissue engineering, with emphasis on the disc and condyle. Although degenerative joint disease models have been mainly performed on mice, rats, and rabbits, pre-clinical regeneration approaches must employ larger animal species...
November 9, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119044/nursing-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
#10
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
Background: In the lumbar spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis or degenerative (not traumatic) slippage of one vertebral body over another is divided into 4 grades - grade I (25%), grade II (50%), grade III (75%), and grade IV (100%). Dynamic X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) scans document the slip secondary to arthritic changes of the facet joint plus stenosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, disc herniations, and synovial cysts. MR best demonstrates soft tissue pathology whereas CT better delineates ossific/calcified disease...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115481/sparstolonin-b-prevents-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-through-toll-like-receptor-4-nadph-oxidase-activation-and-the-protein-kinase-b-signaling-pathway
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Jianhua Ge, Long Chen, Yunkang Yang, Xiaobo Lu, Zhou Xiang
Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is the most common pathogeny of lumbago. It is the pathological basis for a series of spinal degenerative diseases. For a long time, the diagnosis and treatment of lumbago have rendered difficult, since the pathogeny has not been identified. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of Sparstolonin B in preventing lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration, and explored its potential mechanism in rats. Firstly, Sparstolonin B effectively reduced the histological score of disc degeneration and increased endplate porosity of L2 superior endplates in a lumbar IVDD rat model...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113764/effect-of-two-level-pedicle-screw-fixation-with-different-rod-materials-on-lumbar-spine-a-finite-element-study
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Jayanta Kumar Biswas, Masud Rana, Santanu Majumder, Santanu Kumar Karmakar, Amit Roychowdhury
BACKGROUND: Pedicle-screw-rod fixation system is very popular surgical remedy for degenerative disc disease. It is important to observe load vs. spinal motion characteristic for better understanding of clinical problems and treatment of spinal instability associated with low-back pain. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to understand the effect [range of motion (ROM) and intervertebral foramen height] of pedicle-screw fixation with three rod materials on lumbar spine under three physiological loading conditions...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103126/lumbar-total-disc-replacement-predictors-for-long-term-outcome
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Håvard Furunes, Christian Hellum, Jens Ivar Brox, Ivar Rossvoll, Ansgar Espeland, Linda Berg, Helga Maria Brøgger, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Kjersti Storheim
PURPOSE: We aimed to identify patient characteristics associated with favourable long-term outcomes after lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). METHODS: We analysed a cohort of 82 patients with degenerative disc and chronic low back pain (LBP) who were treated with TDR and originally participated in a randomised trial comparing TDR and multidisciplinary rehabilitation. Potential predictors were measured at baseline, and the outcomes assessed 8 years after they received allocated treatment...
November 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099857/knockout-of-apolipoprotein-e-in-rabbit-promotes-premature-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-a-new-in-vivo-model-for-therapeutic-approaches-of-spinal-disc-disorders
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Anja Beierfuß, Hermann Dietrich, Christian Kremser, Monika Hunjadi, Andreas Ritsch, Thomas Rülicke, Claudius Thomé, Demissew Shenegelegn Mern
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration that accelerates the loss of disc structural and functional integrities is recognized as one of the major factors of chronic back pain. Cardiovascular risk factors, such as deficits of apolipoproteins that elevate the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, are considered critical for the progress of atherosclerosis; notably in the abdominal aorta and its lumbar branching arteries that supply lumbar vertebrae and IVDs. Obstruction of the lumbar arteries by atherosclerosis is presumed to promote lumbar disc degeneration and low back pain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093778/incorporation-of-whole-spine-screening-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocols-for-low-back-pain-a-valuable-addition
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Akhilesh Rao, Atul Mishra, Yayati Pimpalwar, Ravinder Sahdev, Neha Yadu
Study Design: A retrospective review of lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies conducted at the Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging of a Tertiary Care Armed Forces Hospital between May 2014 and May 2016. Purpose: To assess the advantages of incorporating sagittal screening of the whole spine in protocols for conventional lumbar spine MRI for patients presenting with low back pain. Overview of Literature: Advances in MRI have resulted in faster examinations, particularly for patients with low back pain...
October 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083089/hmgb1-induced-angiogenesis-in-perforated-disc-cells-of-human-temporomandibular-joint
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Yaping Feng, Jin Ke, Pinyin Cao, Mohong Deng, Jian Li, Hengxing Cai, Qinggong Meng, Yingjie Li, Xing Long
High mobility group 1 protein (HMGB1), a highly conserved nuclear DNA-binding protein and inflammatory mediator, has been recently found to be involved in angiogenesis. Our previous study has demonstrated the elevation of HMGB1 in the tissue of perforated disc of temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Here, we investigated a novel mediator of HMGB1 in regulating hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) to mediate angiogenesis in perforated disc cells of TMJ. HMGB1 increased the expression of HIF-1α and VEGF in a dose- and time-dependent manner in these cells...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080374/the-unfolded-protein-response-mediated-by-perk-is-casually-related-to-the-pathogenesis-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Takeshi Fujii, Nobuyuki Fujita, Satoshi Suzuki, Takashi Tsuji, Takashi Takaki, Kazuo Umezawa, Kota Watanabe, Takeshi Miyamoto, Keisuke Horiuchi, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura
Although the number of patients with intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is increasing in aging societies, its etiology and pathogenesis remain elusive and there is currently no effective treatment to prevent this undesirable condition. The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a cellular machinery that plays critical roles in handling endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, a condition caused by the accumulation of unfolded proteins in the ER lumen. This study aimed to elucidate the potential role of the UPR mediated by pancreatic endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK), one of the major ER stress sensors in mammalian cells, in the development of IVD degeneration...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076468/-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-degenerative-diseases-of-the-lumbosacral-spine
#18
N A Konovalov, D S Asyutin, V A Korolishin, I U Cherkiev, B A Zakirov
Modern surgery uses a variety of treatments for spine pathology. Endoscopic techniques have become particularly popular across the world over the past decade. In this article, we summarize our experience and analyze the immediate and long-term results of surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation using a percutaneous fully endoscopic technique for removing the herniated intervertebral disc, which is new for Russian medical practice. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy in the treatment of herniated lumbar discs in patients with radicular pain syndrome...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076467/-analysis-of-the-results-of-total-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-using-a-m6-c-prosthesis-a-multicenter-study
#19
V A Byval'tsev, A A Kalinin, I A Stepanov, Yu Ya Pestryakov, V V Shepelev
Cervical spondylosis and intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration are the most common cause for compression of the spinal cord and/or its roots. Total IVD arthroplasty, as a modern alternative to surgical treatment of IVD degeneration, is gaining popularity in many neurosurgical clinics around the world. Aim - the study aim was to conduct a multicenter analysis of cervical spine arthroplasty with an IVD prosthesis M6-C ('Spinal Kinetics', USA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 112 patients (77 males and 35 females)...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074297/hierarchical-imbalanced-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-networks-govern-the-pathogenesis-of-chronic-arthropathies
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G Livshits, A Kalinkovich
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory arthropathies, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis, including psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondyloarthritis (AS), osteoarthritis (OA), and intervertebral disc degenerative disease (DDD) constitute major public health problems that are anticipated to grow significantly as the human population ages. However, many aspects concerning the molecular mechanisms underlying their onset and progression remain unclear. DESIGN: This narrative review critically analyzes the molecular mechanisms underlying the inflammation-associated pathogenesis of the aforementioned joint diseases...
October 24, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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