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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080003/percutaneous-posterolateral-approach-for-the-simulation-of-a-far-lateral-disc-herniation-in-an-ovine-model
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Stefan Schwan, Christopher Ludtka, Ingo Wiesner, Andre Baerthel, Andrea Friedmann, Felix Göhre
PURPOSE: This work describes a minimally invasive damage model for ovine lumbar discs via partial nucleotomy using a posterolateral approach. METHODS: Two cadavers were dissected to analyze the percutaneous corridor. Subsequently, 28 ovine had their annulus fibrosus punctured via awl penetration under fluoroscopic control and nucleus pulposus tissue removed via rongeur. Efficacy was assessed by animal morbidity, ease of access to T12-S1 disc spaces, and production of a mechanical injury as verified by discography, radiography, and histology...
October 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074336/the-role-of-fenestration-in-management-of-type-i-thoracolumbar-disk-degeneration
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REVIEW
Nick D Jeffery, Paul M Freeman
Fenestration offers the advantages of prophylaxis without the need for specialized instrumentation and imaging. Currently there is a lack of equipoise regarding the efficacy of fenestration relative to decompression for treatment of acute canine intervertebral disk herniation; most veterinary spinal surgeons do not consider the 2 procedures equivalently efficacious. Therapeutic fenestration should perhaps be given greater consideration, especially if advanced imaging shows only mild to moderate spinal cord compression or there are restrictions on the duration of surgery, when it might be better to spend the time on fenestration rather than decompression...
October 23, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072013/-effects-of-chiropractics-on-intervertebral-disk-extracell-matrix-and-metabolic-enzymes-in-rats-with-cervical-spondylosis
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Li-Shan Huang, Ping-Ping Huang, Xiu-Bing Tong, Zhong-Li Li, Yan-Ping Fang, Jun Liao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of chiropractics on intervertebral disk extracell matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-3, MMP-13, cellular collagen type Ⅱ (COL-Ⅱ), tissue inhibitor 1 of metalloproteinase (TIMP-1) and extracellular matrix (ECM) in the rats with cervical spondylosis, so as to explore its mechanism underlying improvement of cervical spondylosis. METHODS: A total of 40 SD rats were randomized into a sham group, a model group, a chiropractics group and a mobic group, 8 rats in each one...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064547/comparison-of-type-i-collagens-and-mmp-2-proteins-in-young-and-old-mice-temporomandibular-joint
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M Demir, M Kemal Tumer, M Çiçek, M Uysal, A Yoldas, A Doganer
BACKGROUND: The effects of aging on the histopathological changes of Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the existence and age related alterations of immunochemical expressions of type I collagen and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) proteins was aimed to be displayed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 14 Balb/C type white mice (50-80g) were included. Groups were organized as Group I two month old young mice group (n=7) and Group II 18 month old mice group (n=7)...
October 24, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042528/-a-case-of-ruptured-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-with-visual-field-defects-and-deteriorating-to-severe-vision-loss
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Kazuki Sakakura, Go Ikeda, Yasunobu Nakai, Noriyuki Watanabe, Masanari Shiigai, Kazuya Uemura, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura
Although Terson's syndrome is a well-known cause of vision loss due to intracerebral aneurysm rupture, optic nerve neuropathy can also occur because of other causes. Here, we report such a case, i.e., a ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm accompanied by vision loss and visual field disturbances due to a cause other than Terson's syndrome. A 47-year-old man presented with right superior altitudinal hemianopia. Computed tomography (CT) showed subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and three-dimensional CT angiography revealed an anterior communicating artery aneurysm...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041549/high-q-factor-with-the-excitation-of-anapole-modes-in-dielectric-split-nanodisk-arrays
#6
Shao-Ding Liu, Zhi-Xing Wang, Wen-Jie Wang, Jing-Dong Chen, Zhi-Hui Chen
The simultaneous realization of high Q-factor resonances and strong near-field enhancements around and inside of dielectric nanostructures is important for many applications in nanophotonics. However, the incident fields are often confined within dielectric nanoparticles, which results in poor optical interactions with external environment. Near-field enhancements can be extended outside of dielectric nanostructures with proper design, but the Q-factor is often reduced caused by additional radiation losses...
September 18, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924335/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-to-better-understand-glaucoma
#7
EDITORIAL
Gábor Holló
The term optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) comprises different OCT-based technologies which all allow noninvasive assessment of retinal perfusion, based on moving red blood cells. The main areas where OCTA is currently used are investigation of perfusion and vascular structure of the macular retina (e.g., in macular degenerations and diabetic macular diseases) and the disk and peripapillary retina (in glaucoma and other optic disk diseases). The current editorial provides a brief overview on the potential of OCTA and its use to measure perfusion in the peripapillary retina in glaucoma...
May 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869295/the-clinical-potential-of-senolytic-drugs
#8
James L Kirkland, Tamara Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Laura J Niedernhofer, Paul D Robbins
Senolytic drugs are agents that selectively induce apoptosis of senescent cells. These cells accumulate in many tissues with aging and at sites of pathology in multiple chronic diseases. In studies in animals, targeting senescent cells using genetic or pharmacological approaches delays, prevents, or alleviates multiple age-related phenotypes, chronic diseases, geriatric syndromes, and loss of physiological resilience. Among the chronic conditions successfully treated by depleting senescent cells in preclinical studies are frailty, cardiac dysfunction, vascular hyporeactivity and calcification, diabetes mellitus, liver steatosis, osteoporosis, vertebral disk degeneration, pulmonary fibrosis, and radiation-induced damage...
October 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846710/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-maps-in-the-assessment-of-surgical-patients-with-lumbar-spine-degeneration
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Evgenii Belykh, Andrey A Kalinin, Arpan A Patel, Eric J Miller, Michael A Bohl, Ivan A Stepanov, Liudmila A Bardonova, Talgat Kerimbaev, Anton O Asantsev, Morgan B Giers, Mark C Preul, Vadim A Byvaltsev
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps for the assessment of patients with advanced degenerative lumbar spine disease and describe characteristic features of ADC maps in various degenerative lumbar spinal conditions. METHODS: T1-weighted, T2-weighted and diffusion weighted (DWI) MR images of 100 consecutive patients admitted to the spinal surgery service were assessed. ADC maps were generated from DWI images using Osyrix software...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840994/identification-of-the-prom1-mutation-p-r373c-in-a-korean-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-stargardt-like-macular-dystrophy
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Jong Min Kim, Chung Lee, Ga In Lee, Nayoung K D Kim, Chang Seok Ki, Woong Yang Park, Byoung Joon Kim, Sang Jin Kim
Stargardt-like macular dystrophy 4 (STGD4) is a rare macular dystrophy characterized by bull's eye atrophy of the macula and the underlying retinal pigment epithelium. Patients with STGD4 show decreased central vision, which often progresses to severe vision loss. The PROM1 gene encodes prominin-1, which is a 5-transmembrane glycoprotein also known as CD133 and is involved in photoreceptor disk morphogenesis. PROM1 mutations have been identified as genetic causes for STGD4 and other retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa...
November 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796075/muscle-gap-approach-under-a-minimally-invasive-channel-technique-for-treating-long-segmental-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-retrospective-study
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Yang Bin, Wang De Cheng, Wang Zong Wei, Li Hui
This study aimed to compare the efficacy of muscle gap approach under a minimally invasive channel surgical technique with the traditional median approach.In the Orthopedics Department of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, Tongzhou District, Beijing, 68 cases of lumbar spinal canal stenosis underwent surgery using the muscle gap approach under a minimally invasive channel technique and a median approach between September 2013 and February 2016. Both approaches adopted lumbar spinal canal decompression, intervertebral disk removal, cage implantation, and pedicle screw fixation...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780621/an-international-consensus-on-the-appropriate-evaluation-and-treatment-for-adults-with-spinal-deformity
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Sigurd H Berven, Steven J Kamper, Niccole M Germscheid, Benny Dahl, Christopher I Shaffrey, Lawrence G Lenke, Stephen J Lewis, Kenneth M Cheung, Ahmet Alanay, Manabu Ito, David W Polly, Yong Qiu, Marinus de Kleuver
PURPOSE: Evaluation and surgical management for adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients varies between health care providers. The purpose of this study is to identify appropriateness of specific approaches and management strategies for the treatment of ASD. METHODS: From January to July 2015, the AOSpine Knowledge Deformity Forum performed a modified Delphi survey where 53 experienced deformity surgeons from 24 countries, rated the appropriateness of management strategies for multiple ASD clinical scenarios...
August 5, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780615/a-knock-in-knock-out-mouse-model-of-hspb8-associated-distal-hereditary-motor-neuropathy-and-myopathy-reveals-toxic-gain-of-function-of-mutant-hspb8
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Delphine Bouhy, Manisha Juneja, Istvan Katona, Anne Holmgren, Bob Asselbergh, Vicky De Winter, Tino Hochepied, Steven Goossens, Jody J Haigh, Claude Libert, Chantal Ceuterick-de Groote, Joy Irobi, Joachim Weis, Vincent Timmerman
Mutations in the small heat shock protein B8 gene (HSPB8/HSP22) have been associated with distal hereditary motor neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and recently distal myopathy. It is so far not clear how mutant HSPB8 induces the neuronal and muscular phenotypes and if a common pathogenesis lies behind these diseases. Growing evidence points towards a role of HSPB8 in chaperone-associated autophagy, which has been shown to be a determinant for the clearance of poly-glutamine aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases but also for the maintenance of skeletal muscle myofibrils...
August 5, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765673/laser-biostimulation-effects-on-invertebral-disks-histological-evidence-on-intra-observer-samples-retrospective-double-blind-study
#14
Alfonso Tramontana, Roberto Sorge, Juan Carlos Miangolarra Page
Background and aims: The intervertebral disk degeneration is a pathological process determined by a decrease of mucopolysaccharides in the nucleus pulposus with the consequent dehydration and degeneration of the elastic fibers in the annulus fibrosus of the disk. The laser is a therapeutic tool that has, on the treated tissues, biostimulation effects with an increase of oxidative phosphorylation and production of ATP with an acceleration of the mucopolysaccharides synthesis with a consequent rehydration, biostimulation and production of new elastic fibers...
December 30, 2016: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670416/correlation-among-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-levels-degree-of-disk-degeneration-and-predominant-clinical-symptoms-in-patients-with-degenerated-intervertebral-discs
#15
Takeshi Sainoh, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Go Kubota, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Jun Sato, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Masaki Norimoto, Tomotaka Umimura, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. PURPOSE: To assess the correlation among inflammatory cytokine expression levels, degree of intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration, and predominant clinical symptoms observed in degenerative disk disease (DDD). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Low back pain (LBP) is associated with inflammatory cytokine expression levels, including those of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and nerve growth factor (NGF)...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660403/mr-imaging-features-of-hemispherical-spondylosclerosis
#16
Joao R T Vicentini, Edgar L Martinez-Salazar, Connie Y Chang, Miriam A Bredella, Daniel I Rosenthal, Martin Torriani
OBJECTIVE: Hemispherical spondylosclerosis (HS) is a rare degenerative entity characterized by dome-shaped sclerosis of a single vertebral body that may pose a diagnostic dilemma. The goal of this study was to describe the MR imaging features of HS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified spine radiographs and CT examinations of subjects with HS who also had MR imaging for correlation. Two musculoskeletal radiologists independently assessed sclerosis characteristics, presence of endplate erosions, marrow signal intensity, and disk degeneration (Pfirrmann scale)...
June 28, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632553/lumbar-retrolisthesis-in-aging-spine-what-are-the-associated-factors
#17
Feng Zhu, Hongda Bao, Zhen Liu, Zezhang Zhu, Shouyu He, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to demonstrate that lumbar retrolisthesis serves as an important compensatory mechanism and to identify the possible factor related to lumbar retrolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar instability is one of the common degenerative changes, which presents as 2 radiologic features: anterolisthesis and retrolisthesis. Compared with the extensive studies on anterolisthesis, limit data are available on the characteristics and clinical relevance of lumbar retrolisthesis...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622185/a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-of-the-adjacent-segment-parameters-in-cervical-disk-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
#18
Liang Dong, Dongqi Wang, Xiujin Chen, Tuanjing Liu, Zhengwei Xu, Mingsheng Tan, Dingjun Hao
STUDY DESIGN: This is a meta-analysis of controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To assess the overall condition of adjacent segment of cervical disk arthroplasty (CDA) compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: With the increase in CDA and ACDF, surgeons are taking more attention to adjacent segment degeneration (ASDeg) and adjacent segment disease (ASDis). There are more and more meta-analyses comparing the efficacy of CDA with ACDF, however, there are few meta-analyses referring to adjacent segment parameters, and investigators are still unable to arrive at the same conclusion...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622016/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-is-involved-in-nucleus-pulposus-degeneration-and-attenuates-low-ph-induced-apoptosis-of-rat-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#19
Zhi-Yang Xie, Lu Chen, Feng Wang, Lei Liu, Cong Zhang, Kun Wang, Feng Cai, Arjun Sinkemanni, Xin Hong, Xiao-Tao Wu
The microenvironment of degenerative intervertebral disk (IVD) is characteristic of a high concentration of lactic acid and low pH levels, whereas the underlying mechanism has not been clearly defined. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the hub of interactions between environmental signals and cellular biological functions, the malfunction of which is closely involved in the pathogenesis of multiple disorders, including IVD degeneration (IVDD). This research mainly aims at exploring what role ER stress plays in the natural process of IVDD and pH-induced apoptosis of rat nucleus pulposus (NP) cells (NPCs)...
August 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604508/symptomatic-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-for-single-level-degenerative-disk-disease
#20
Roland D Donk, Wim I M Verhagen, Allard J F Hosman, Andre Verbeek, Ronald H M A Bartels
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort of 142 patients underwent either anterior cervical discectomy alone, anterior cervical discectomy with fusion by cage stand-alone, or anterior cervical discectomy with arthroplasty. We then followed up on their condition for a mean of 9.1±1.9 years (5.6-12.2 y) later. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the annual rate of clinically symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASD) and to analyze predictive factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Until recent, ASD has been predominantly evaluated radiologically...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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