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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068752/emergency-lumbar-disk-operation-how-safe-is-it
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Shadi Al-Afif, Kerstin Schwabe, Mohamed Jabarin, Zafer Cinibulak, Joachim K Krauss
Background and Study Aims It was suggested that emergency operations could represent a risk factor for complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether complication rates are higher in emergency lumbar disk operations compared with elective lumbar disk surgery. Materials and Methods Patient data sets from 575 microscopic lumbar disk surgeries performed within a 5-year period were evaluated in a retrospective study design. There were 498 patients after excluding those who had surgery for recurrent disk herniation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050750/a-novel-modality-for-functional-imaging-in-acute-intervertebral-disk-herniation-via-tracking-leukocyte-infiltration
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Li Xiao, Mengmeng Ding, Yi Zhang, Mahendra Chordia, Dongfeng Pan, Adam Shimer, Francis Shen, David Glover, Li Jin, Xudong Li
PURPOSE: Inflammation plays a key role in the progression of intervertebral disk (IVD) herniation and associated low back pain. However, real-time spatial diagnosis of inflammation associated with acute disk herniation has not been investigated. We sought to detect local neutrophil and macrophage infiltration near disk herniation via the formyl peptide receptor 1 (FPR1)-mediated molecular imaging in a disk puncture mouse model to elucidate pathophysiological process of disk herniation...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050718/national-trends-following-decompression-discectomy-and-fusion-in-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians
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Doniel Drazin, Carlito Lagman, Siddharth Bhargava, Miriam Nuño, Terrence T Kim, J Patrick Johnson
BACKGROUND: The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database is used to evaluate a wide variety of surgical procedures across a range of specialties. The authors of this study assess national trends of the three commonest spine procedures performed (decompression, fusion, and discectomy) in patients between the ages of 80 and 100 years (octogenarians and nonagenarians). METHODS: The NIS database was queried to identify patients between the ages of 80 and 100 with a primary diagnosis of spinal stenosis, disk herniation without myelopathy, or protrusion due to degeneration of spine/disk disorders and who have undergone spinal decompression, fusion, or discectomy between the years 1998 and 2011...
January 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050537/spinopelvic-balance-evaluation-of-patients-with-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-l4l5-and-l4l5-herniated-disc-who-underwent-surgery
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Viviane Regina Hernandez Nunes, Charbel Jacob, Igor Machado Cardoso, José Lucas Batista, Marcus Alexandre Novo Brazolino, Thiago Cardoso Maia
OBJECTIVE: To correlate spinopelvic balance with the development of degenerative spondylolisthesis and disk herniation. METHODS: This was a descriptive retrospective study that evaluated 60 patients in this hospital, 30 patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis at the L4-L5 level and 30 with herniated disk at the L4-L5 level, all of whom underwent Surgical treatment. RESULTS: Patients with lumbar disk herniation at L4-L5 level had a mean tilt of 8...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025450/application-of-fiber-tractography-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-to-evaluate-spinal-cord-diseases-in-dogs
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Yuko Konishi, Hiroyuki Satoh, Yasuyoshi Kuroiwa, Mizuki Kusaka, Atsushi Yamashita, Yujiro Asada, Taketoshi Asanuma
Fiber tractography is a technique capable of depicting the three-dimensional structure and connectivity of nerve fibers using serial magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). To establish fiber tractography and DTI methods in veterinary clinical medicine, we evaluated fiber tractography and DTI parameters: apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values and fractional anisotropy (FA) values, in various spinal cord diseases. Spinal cord DTI was examined in 28 dogs with spinal cord diseases. The ADC and FA values were measured at lesion sites and cranial normal sites on spinal cords, and both values of lesion sites were compared with normal sites...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993738/increased-utilization-of-cervical-disk-arthroplasty-in-university-hospitals-with-regional-variation-and-socioeconomic-discrepancies
#6
Sheri K Palejwala, Anand I Rughani, Travis M Dumont
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of cervical radiculopathy with disk arthroplasty has been FDA approved since 2007. Recently, a significant increase in clinical data including middle and long-term follow-up has become available, demonstrating superiority of disk arthroplasty compared with anterior discectomy and fusion. The aim of this project is to assess nationwide utilization of cervical disk arthroplasty. METHODS: The University Healthcare Consortium (UHC) database was accessed for all elective cases of patients treated for cervical radiculopathy due to disk herniation (ICD 722...
December 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977444/outcome-of-decompression-alone-for-foraminal-extraforaminal-entrapment-of-l5-nerve-root-through-wiltse-paraspinal-approach
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Kyung-Chul Choi, Jin-Sung Kim, Dong Chan Lee, Choon-Keun Park
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: The objective of the study was to present the surgical outcome and analyze the prognostic factors for postoperative leg pain after posterior decompression alone for foraminal/extraforaminal L5 entrapment at L5-S1 segment (LSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Disk extrusion, hypertrophy of facet joint, osteophyte of vertebral body, thickened lumbosacral ligament, and collapsed disk lead to form the lumbosacral tunnel which compresses the L5 exiting nerve root...
December 13, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942133/effect-of-spinal-decompression-on-the-lumbar-muscle-activity-and-disk-height-in-patients-with-herniated-intervertebral-disk
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Jeong-Il Kang, Dae-Keun Jeong, Hyun Choi
[Purpose] This study was conducted to clarify the difference in therapeutic effects between traction and decompression therapies, and their clinical therapeutic significance. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 31 patients aged 35 to 50 years who had unilateral or bilateral lumbar and radicular leg pain. An intervention program was implemented in 31 patients with lumbar herniated intervertebral disks. For the experimental group, 15 subjects were randomly selected to receive decompression therapy and trunk stabilization exercise...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935769/fluoroscopically-guided-epidural-injections-of-the-cervical-and-lumbar-spine
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Euddeum Shim, Joon Woo Lee, Eugene Lee, Joong Mo Ahn, Yusuhn Kang, Heung Sik Kang
Advances in imaging and the development of injection techniques have enabled spinal intervention to become an important tool in managing chronic spinal pain. Epidural steroid injection (ESI) is one of the most widely used spinal interventions; it directly delivers drugs into the epidural space to relieve pain originating from degenerative spine disorders-central canal stenoses and neural foraminal stenoses-or disk herniations. Knowledge of the normal anatomy of the epidural space is essential to perform an effective and safe ESI and to recognize possible complications...
December 9, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914106/effect-of-cranberry-extract-on-the-frequency-of-bacteriuria-in-dogs-with-acute-thoracolumbar-disk-herniation-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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N J Olby, S L Vaden, K Williams, E H Griffith, T Harris, C L Mariani, K R Muñana, P J Early, S R Platt, L Boozer, C Giovanella, R Longshore
BACKGROUND: Dogs with spinal cord injury are at increased risk of developing bacteriuria due to increased residual urine volume. Cranberry extract inhibits binding of E. coli to uroepithelial cells, potentially reducing risk of bacteriuria. HYPOTHESIS: Cranberry extract reduces risk of bacteriuria in dogs after acute TL-IVDH. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs with acute onset TL-IVDH causing nonambulatory status. METHODS: Randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded, prospective clinical trial...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901458/recurrence-of-disk-herniation-following-percutaneous-laser-disk-ablation-in-dogs-with-a-history-of-thoracolumbar-intervertebral-disk-herniation-303-cases-1994-2011
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Danielle R Dugat, Kenneth E Bartels, Mark E Payton
OBJECTIVE To determine rate of recurrence of disk herniation in dogs that underwent percutaneous laser disk ablation (PLDA) because of a previous episode of suspected or confirmed thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation (IVDH). DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 303 dogs that underwent PLDA and for which a minimum of 3 years of follow-up information was available (n = 294) or for which recurrence was documented within 3 years after the procedure (9). PROCEDURES Information on signalment, previous episodes of IVDH, specifics of the PLDA procedure, and recurrence was obtained from the medical records...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890757/percutaneous-endoscopic-removal-of-a-lumbar-epidural-angiolipoma-via-interlaminar-approach-a-technical-report
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Guang-Yu Ying, Ying Yao, Fang Shen, Yu-Cheng Ren, Chien-Min Chen, Yong-Jian Zhu
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic technique has been routinely used in the treatment of disk herniation while there are few reports on its application in the management of intraspinal tumors. We presented here the first case report of lumbar epidural angiolipoma that was totally removed by percutaneous endoscopy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 63-year-old man presented with 4-month history of progressively worsening low back pain was admitted to our hospital. No abnormal neurological finding was noticed on physical examination and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a dorsally located L2-L3 epidural lesion, suggestive of a non-infiltrating angiolipoma...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879508/effect-of-an-annular-closure-device-barricaid-on-same-level-recurrent-disk-herniation-and-disk-height-loss-after-primary-lumbar-discectomy-two-year-results-of-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Scott L Parker, Gordan Grahovac, Duje Vukas, Milorad Vilendecic, Darko Ledic, Matthew J McGirt, Eugene J Carragee
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether an annular closure device could be implanted safely to reduce same-level recurrent disk herniation, or attenuate disk height loss and improve the outcome after lumbar discectomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Same-level recurrent disk herniation, disk height loss, and progressive degeneration are common complications and sequelae after lumbar discectomy. Techniques to reduce these consequences may improve outcomes...
December 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866425/the-role-of-physical-status-versus-mental-status-in-predicting-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-lumbar-disk-herniation
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Batya Engel-Yeger, Amit Keren, Yaron Berkovich, Elad Sarfaty, Lior Merom
PURPOSE: To explore the role of physical status versus mental status in predicting the quality of life (QOL) of patients with lumbar disk herniation (LDH). METHOD: In this correlative study 51 patients with LDH were recruited in their conservative stage of treatment. After profiling their physical status, all participants reported about pain level (according to VAS), pain perception using the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS), and disability level (according to Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire)...
November 20, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853664/return-to-play-after-cervical-spine-injuries-a-consensus-of-opinion
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John C France, Michael Karsy, James S Harrop, Andrew T Dailey
Study Design Survey. Objective Sports-related spinal cord injury (SCI) represents a growing proportion of total SCIs but lacks evidence or guidelines to guide clinical decision-making on return to play (RTP). Our objective is to offer the treating physician a consensus analysis of expert opinion regarding RTP that can be incorporated with the unique factors of a case for clinical decision-making. Methods Ten common clinical scenarios involving neurapraxia and stenosis, atlantoaxial injury, subaxial injury, and general cervical spine injury were presented to 25 spine surgeons from level 1 trauma centers for whom spine trauma is a significant component of their practice...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826215/pain-related-fear-and-functional-recovery-in-sciatica-results-from-a-2-year-observational-study
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A J Haugen, L Grøvle, J I Brox, B Natvig, M Grotle
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the associations between pain-related fear, pain disability, and self-perceived recovery among patients with sciatica and disk herniation followed up for 2 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pain-related fear was measured by the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK) and the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire-Physical Activity (FABQ-PA) subscale. Disability was measured by the Maine-Seattle Back Questionnaire. At 2 years, patients reported their sciatica/back problem on a global change scale ranging from completely gone to much worse...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807886/the-expression-of-cytokine-and-its-significance-for-the-intervertebral-disks-of-kazakhs
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Miao Xiaogang, Hou Quanshan, Zhang Liping, Habaxi Kaken
BACKGROUND: Proinflammatory cytokine IL-6 and anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 are expressed in herniated intervertebral disks of Kazakhs, but their significance is not yet understood. METHODS: Specimens of herniated lumbar disk were collected from 30 patients with single disk herniation during lumbar discectomy. As a control, 10 specimens were collected postmortem from the cadavers of individuals who did not die from spinal disease. The clinical symptoms in all cases were evaluated preoperation by the JOA index...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764057/can-an-anchored-cage-be-substituted-for-an-anterior-cervical-plate-and-screw-for-single-level-anterior-cervical-fusion-surgery-prediction-of-poor-candidates-through-a-review-of-early-clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes
#18
Dong Kwang Seo, Moon Kyu Kim, Soo Jung Choi, Jun Young Sohn, Young Ki Kim, Eui Kyun Jeong, Jung-Ki Ha, Chung Hwan Kim, Jin Hoon Park
STUDY DESIGN: This is a case series of device failure patients. OBJECTIVE: To identify poor candidates for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using an anchored cage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: An anchored cage has been used as an alternative implant for ACDF surgery because of ease of use, relatively acceptable fusion rate, and lower risk of plate-related complications, including dysphagia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of 36 patients who underwent ACDF using an anchored cage between January 2012 and December 2013...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755207/imaging-evaluation-and-relative-significance-in-cases-of-cervical-disk-allografting-radiographic-character-after-total-disk-transplantation
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Yu Ding, Di-Ke Ruan, Qing He, Li Sheng Hou, Jian Ning Lin, Hong Peng Cui
STUDY DESIGN: The clinical and radiologic data of total disk allografting (TDA) cases were collected and analyzed to explore the correlation between neurological function improvements and imaging changes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the medium-term and long-term outcome and radiographic character after TDA, and, furthermore, to explore the significance of the changes of imaging signs after the transplantation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal fusion may result in the adjacent segment degeneration...
November 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742516/massive-lumbar-disc-herniation-following-therapeutic-water-boiling-of-the-lower-extremities-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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A Spallone, M Çelniku
A 49 years-old man came to our attention with severe flaccid paraparesis occurring 10 days before, almost immediately after he had immerged his legs in boiling water for treating his severe left lombo-crural pain. This was known to be due to a right L3-L4 herniated disk diagnosed by MRI. At the examination he showed severe motor paresis and absent reflexes of his lower limbs, whilst crural pain was very mild and sensation and urinary function were unaffected. The results of his neurological examination led us to suspect an acute motor axon degeneration related to the heating shock...
October 11, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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