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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207788/self-complementary-adeno-associated-virus-serotype-6-mediated-knockdown-of-adamts4-induces-long-term-and-effective-enhancement-of-aggrecan-in-degenerative-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-a-new-therapeutic-approach-for-intervertebral-disc-disorders
#1
Demissew Shenegelegn Mern, Anja Tschugg, Sebastian Hartmann, Claudius Thomé
Inhibition of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, which is often accompanied by painful inflammatory and immunopathological processes, is challenging. Current IVD gene therapeutic approaches are based on adenoviral gene delivery systems, which are limited by immune reactions to their viral proteins. Their applications in IVDs near to sensitive neural structure could provoke toxicity and immunological side-effects with neurological deficits. Self-complementary adeno-associated virus (scAAV) vectors, which do not express any viral gene and are not linked with any known disease in humans, are attractive therapeutic gene delivery vectors in degenerative IVDs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207657/3-tesla-kinematic-mri-of-the-cervical-spine-for-evaluation-of-adjacent-level-disease-after-monosegmental-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-arthroplasty-results-of-2-year-follow-up
#2
Steffen K Fleck, Soenke Langner, Christian Rosenstengel, Rebecca Kessler, Marc Matthes, Jan-Uwe Müller, Inga Langner, Sascha Marx, Henry W S Schroeder
STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively evaluated adjacent disc levels after anterior cervical discectomy and arthroplasty (ACDA) using kinematic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and plain functional radiographs. OBJECTIVE: ACDA is an established treatment for degenerative cervical disc disease. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of kinematic MRI for assessing the range of motion (ROM) before and after ACDA compared with plain functional radiographs and to evaluate adjacent degenerative disc disease (aDDD) at mid-term follow-up...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190488/effect-of-a-titanium-cage-as-a-stand-alone-device-on-biomechanical-stability-in-the-lumbosacral-spine-of-canine-cadavers
#3
M Teunissen, A J van der Veen, T H Smit, M A Tryfonidou, B P Meij
Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis is a common disease in dogs characterised by intervertebral disc herniation, loss of disc height and stenosis. Decompressive dorsal laminectomy and partial discectomy can cause spinal instability and worsen foraminal stenosis. Pedicle screw and rod fixation (PSRF) with an intervertebral body cage allows for distraction and restoration of disc height and restores foraminal apertures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ex vivo biomechanical properties of a titanium intervertebral cage alone and in combination with PSRF in the lumbosacral spine of dogs...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185980/a-new-quantitative-measure-of-disc-degeneration
#4
Tapio Videman, Michele C Battié, Laura E Gibbons, Kevin Gill
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The ability to adequately measure a phenomenon is critical to studying and understanding it. Since 1957, a variety of subjective visual grading methods have been used to assess disc degeneration, but have been limited by gross ordinal scales and imprecision, as well as suboptimal reliability. Conceptually sound, objective, precise measurements are needed to advance knowledge of disc degeneration and its causes, progression and consequences. PURPOSE: To investigate the reliability and validity of a new system ('SpIn' for Spine Insight) to quantitatively measure lumbar disc degeneration or pathology...
February 6, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183577/sonoanatomic-indices-of-lumbar-facet-joints-in-patients-with-facetogenic-back-pain-in-comparison-to-healthy-subjects
#5
Poupak Rahimzadeh, Hamid Reza Faiz, Ali Reza Baghaee, Nader D Nader
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, ultrasound is increasingly used with a great accuracy in performing nerve blocks for facet joint disease. OBJECTIVES: To measure sonoanatomic characteristics for the facet joints of lumbar vertebras in patients with facetogenic pain and healthy volunteers. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study. SETTING: University-affiliated Specialty Clinic for Pain Management. PATIENTS: Twenty patients with facet joint disease (FJD) and 40 healthy volunteers (HVGs) were matched for age and sex, height, and weight...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178133/does-the-fracture-fragment-at-the-anterior-column-in-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-get-enough-attention
#6
Luo Deqing, Lian Kejian, Li Teng, Zou Weitao, Lin Dasheng
Prospective cohort study. To evaluate whether failure of the fracture fragment at the anterior column reduction in thoracolumbar fracture has an influence on the final radiologic and clinical outcomes.Cervical teardrop fracture has caused wide concern in spinal surgery field. Although similar fracture fragment at the anterior column was also observed in thoracolumbar burst fractures, the conception of teardrop fracture in thoracolumbar fractures was rarely mentioned in the literature, let alone a study.Fifty patients who suffered from thoracolumbar burst fractures with a fracture fragment at the anterior column were prospectively analyzed...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168343/is-infection-the-possible-initiator-of-disc-disease-an-insight-from-proteomic-analysis
#7
S Rajasekaran, Chitraa Tangavel, Siddharth N Aiyer, Sharon Miracle Nayagam, M Raveendran, Naveen Luke Demonte, Pramela Subbaiah, Rishi Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, K Dharmalingam
STUDY DESIGN: Proteomic and 16S rDNA analysis of disc tissues obtained in vivo. OBJECTIVE: To address the controversy of infection as an aetiology for disc disorders through protein profiling. There is raging controversy over the presence of bacteria in human lumbar discs in vivo, and if they represent contamination or infection. Proteomics can provide valuable insight by identifying proteins signifying bacterial presence and, also host defence response proteins (HDRPs), which will confirm infection...
February 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164163/change-of-sagittal-spinal-alignment-and-its-association-with-pain-and-function-after-lumbar-surgery-augmented-with-an-interspinous-implant
#8
Rebecca J Crawford, Quentin J Malone, Roger I Price
BACKGROUND: Interspinous spacer/implants like the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion (DIAM™) are controversially yet commonly used in the surgical treatment of lumbar degenerative pathologies. Criticism is based on ill-defined indications, lack of superiority over decompression, and a poorly understood mechanical effect. Yet, continued use by surgeons implies their perceived clinical merit. We examined radiographic spinal alignment for 12 months, and pain and function for 24 months, after DIAM-augmented surgery to improve the understanding of the mechanical effect relating to clinical outcomes in patients...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161709/microrna-146a-ameliorates-inflammation-via-traf6-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-intervertebral-disc-cells
#9
Feng Lv, Yingzi Huang, Wentao Lv, Longbiao Yang, Feng Li, Jingli Fan, Jianmin Sun
BACKGROUND Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) has been widely recognized as a major contributor to low back pain. Accumulating evidence suggests that IDD is linked to various pro-inflammatory cytokines and metabolites. Recently, numerous studies have demonstrated that microRNAs (miRNAs) play a pivotal role in the development of most disorders, including degenerative disc diseases. Previous reports have revealed that miRNA-146a (miR-146a) could attenuate neuropathic pain in the spinal cord. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of miR-146a in the inflammatory response of IDD...
February 5, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155820/analysis-of-reasons-for-failure-of-surgery-for-degenerative-disease-of-lumbar-spine
#10
Alicja Baranowska, Joanna Baranowska, Paweł Baranowski
BACKGROUND: In the aging society, there is a growing number of patients with advanced degenerative disease of the spine. These patients frequently require surgical treatment. This paper aims to analyse the reasons for failure of surgery for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Histories of patients operated on by one group of surgeons in the Neuroorthopaedic Department of "STOCER" in 2014 and 2015 due to degenerative disease of the lumbar spine were analysed retrospectively...
March 23, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153620/potential-and-limitations-of-neural-decompression-in-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gernot Lang, Moritz Perrech, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Ibrahim Hussain, Brenton Pennicooke, Farah Maryam, Mauricio J Avila, Roger Hartl
BACKGROUND: Extreme lateral interbody fusion (ELIF) is a powerful tool for interbody fusion and coronal deformity correction. However, evidence regarding the success of ELIF in decompressing foraminal, lateral recesses and central canal stenosis is lacking. The purpose of this study was to systematically review current literature on the potential and limitations of ELIF to indirectly decompress neural elements. METHODS: A systematic literature search in the PubMed, Cochrane and ScienceDirect databases was performed according to PRISM criteria...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151909/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-adjacent-segment-disease-following-posterior-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-degenerative-lumbar-disorders
#12
Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Dalong Yang, Tao Wang, Sen Liu, Sidong Yang, Wenyuan Ding
The purpose of this study was to explore incidence and risk factors of adjacent segment disease (ASD) following posterior decompression and instrumented fusion for degenerative lumbar disorders, and hope to provide references in decision making and surgical planning for both spinal surgeon and surgically treated patients.By retrieving the medical records from January 2011 to December 2013 in our hospital, 237 patients were retrospectively reviewed. According to the occurrence of ASD at follow up, patients were divided into 2 groups: ASD and N-ASD group...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149348/influence-of-physiological-loading-on-the-lumbar-spine-of-national-level-athletes-in-different-sports
#13
Mansoorehossadat Rozan, Vahid Rouhollahi, Amit Rastogi, Dilip Kumar Dureha
The lumbar spine is subjected to considerable stress during many athletic efforts. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of physiological loading on the lumbar spine in national male players of different games, which may be predictive of the future development of low back pain and injury symptoms. Thirty-four national players (12 cricket players, 12 field hockey players, and 10 basketball players) underwent magnetic resonance imaging, and selected geometric variables including intervertebral disc angles, the Farfan ratio, the lumbar body index, the compression deformity ratio, the biconcave deformity ratio and the anterior wedge deformity ratio were measured using KINOVEA-0...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146016/individual-collagen-fibril-thickening-and-stiffening-of-annulus-fibrosus-in-degenerative-intervertebral-disc
#14
Ting Liang, Lin-Lin Zhang, Wei Xia, Hui-Lin Yang, Zong-Ping Luo
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro study using rat intervertebral discs (IVDs). OBJECTIVE: To explore the alteration of annulus fibrosus collagen fibrils after loading on IVD and to investigate the degeneration pathogenesis at the nanoscale. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Abnormal loading can lead to IVD degeneration, but the precise mechanism has been hitherto elusive, especially at the nanoscale. METHODS: A rat IVD loading model was used, which combined bending of the tail by 40° with compressive loading of 1...
January 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145804/coculture-with-partial-digestion-notochordal-cell-rich-nucleus-pulposus-tissue-activates-degenerative-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#15
Xue-Dong Bai, Xiao-Chuan Li, Jia-Hai Chen, Zi-Ming Guo, Li-Sheng Hou, De-Li Wang, Qing He, Di-Ke Ruan
Recent studies suggested that notochordal cells (NCs) and NC conditioned medium (NCCM) can stimulate cell viability and matrix production of nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs). However, the potential of notochordal cell-rich nucleus pulposus (NRNP) incorporating the native environment of the intervertebral disc has not been evaluated. The objective of this study was to develop an optimal NRNP model and test whether it can allow a significant level of NPC activation in vitro. Rabbit NRNP explants were divided into three groups according to different digestion time: digestion NRNP of 8 hours, partial digestion NRNP of 2 hours, and natural NRNP ...
February 1, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144734/rehydration-of-a-degenerated-disc-on-mri-synchronized-with-transition-of-modic-changes-following-stand-alone-xlif
#16
Kenichiro Kita, Toshinori Sakai, Mitsunobu Abe, Yoichiro Takata, Koichi Sairyo
Lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (LDD) is known to be associated with low back pain (LBP) and leads to degenerative lumbar disease. LDD is considered to be irreversible, and no truly effective treatment that suppresses LDD or regenerates the degenerated disc has been established thus far. Here, we report the case of a 42-year-old woman with a 10-year history of persistent LBP. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated degenerative changes (Pfirrmann classification: grade IV) in the L4-5 intervertebral disc with type I and III mixed Modic changes adjacent to the disc...
January 31, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143419/t2-relaxation-time-for-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-patients-with-upper-back-pain-initial-results-on-the-clinical-use-of-3-0-tesla-mri
#17
Raoying Xie, Linhui Ruan, Lei Chen, Kai Zhou, Jiandong Yuan, Wei Ji, Guangjian Jing, Xiaojing Huang, Qinglei Shi, Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful non-invasive tool for evaluating abnormalities of intervertebral discs. However, there are few studies which applied functional MRI techniques to investigate degenerative changes in cervical and cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) spine among adults. The aim of this study was to compare T2 relaxation time measurement evaluation with morphological grading for assessing cervical and CTJ intervertebral discs (IVD) in the patients suffering neck, shoulder, and upper back pain...
January 31, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142280/can-segmental-mobility-be-increased-by-cervical-arthroplasty
#18
Hsuan-Kan Chang, Chih-Chang Chang, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Jau-Ching Wu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Li-Yu Fay, Peng-Yuan Chang, Ching-Lan Wu, Henrich Cheng
OBJECTIVE Many reports have successfully demonstrated that cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) can preserve range of motion after 1- or 2-level discectomy. However, few studies have addressed the extent of changes in segmental mobility after CDA or their clinical correlations. METHODS Data from consecutive patients who underwent 1-level CDA were retrospectively reviewed. Indications for surgery were medically intractable degenerative disc disease and spondylosis. Clinical outcomes, including visual analog scale (VAS)-measured neck and arm pain, Neck Disability Index (NDI), and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scores, were analyzed...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127376/safety-and-efficacy-of-mini-open-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#19
Mohamed M Mohi Eldin, Ehab M Eissa, Haitham M Elmorsy
OBJECTIVE: Mini-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (Mini-TLIF) and other minimally invasive approaches introduced for the purpose of treating lumbar degenerative disc disease and instability are achieving high success and safety rates as the conventional approaches. Moreover, it has less soft tissue damage, minimal blood loss, and less hospital stay. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted from 2012 to 2014 on 28 patients who were subjected to Mini-open TLIF combined with transpedicular screw fixation for spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127375/predictors-of-reoperation-after-microdecompression-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#20
Hee-Jong Hwang, Hyung-Ki Park, Gwang-Soo Lee, June-Young Heo, Jae-Chil Chang
OBJECTIVE: The risk factors of reoperation after microdecompression (MD) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) are unclear. In this study, we presented the outcomes of MD for degenerative LSS and investigated the risk factors associated with reoperation. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted using the clinical records and radiographs of patients with LSS who underwent MD. For clinical evaluation, we used the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) scoring system for low back pain, body mass index, and Charlson comorbidity index...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
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