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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229533/expansion-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-with-aging-in-the-bone-marrow-of-mice-through-a-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-mechanism
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Rafael R Flores, Cheryl L Clauson, Joonseok Cho, Byeong-Chel Lee, Sara J McGowan, Darren J Baker, Laura J Niedernhofer, Paul D Robbins
With aging, there is progressive loss of tissue homeostasis and functional reserve, leading to an impaired response to stress and an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. A key mediator of the cellular response to damage and stress is the transcription factor NF-κB. We demonstrated previously that NF-κB transcriptional activity is upregulated in tissues from both natural aged mice and in a mouse model of a human progeroid syndrome caused by defective repair of DNA damage (ERCC1-deficient mice). We also demonstrated that genetic reduction in the level of the NF-κB subunit p65(RelA) in the Ercc1(-/∆) progeroid mouse model of accelerated aging delayed the onset of age-related pathology including muscle wasting, osteoporosis, and intervertebral disk degeneration...
February 23, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198469/garp2-accelerates-retinal-degeneration-in-rod-cgmp-gated-cation-channel-%C3%AE-subunit-knockout-mice
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Marci L DeRamus, Delores A Stacks, Youwen Zhang, Carrie E Huisingh, Gerald McGwin, Steven J Pittler
The Cngb1 locus-encoded β-subunit of rod cGMP-gated cation channel and associated glutamic acid rich proteins (GARPs) are required for phototransduction, disk morphogenesis, and rod structural integrity. To probe individual protein structure/function of the GARPs, we have characterized several transgenic mouse lines selectively restoring GARPs on a Cngb1 knockout (X1(-/-)) mouse background. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), light and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and electroretinography (ERG) were used to analyze 6 genotypes including WT at three and ten weeks postnatal...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188410/simvastatin-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-degradation-by-suppressing-the-nf-kb-and-mapk-pathways-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells
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Tu Ji, Li Wentian, Zhang Yukun, Wu Xinghuo, Song Yu, Kang Liang, Liu Wei, Wang Kun, Li Shuai, Hua Wenbin, Yang Cao
Statins are widely used hypocholesterolemic drugs that block the mevalonate pathway. Some studies have shown that statins may have the potential to inhibit intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration (IDD). Interleukin (IL)-1β, a catabolic cytokine, is a key regulator of IDD. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism underlying the effect of simvastatin on IDD. The viability of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells was determined by the methyl-thiazolyl-tetrazolium (MTT) assay. The apoptosis of NP cells was measured by flow cytometric analysis, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL), and western blotting of relevant apoptotic proteins...
February 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152249/feasibility-study-for-evaluating-early-lumbar-facet-joint-degeneration-using-axial-t1-%C3%AF-t2-and-t2-mapping-in-cartilage
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Jianzhong Hu, Yi Zhang, Chunyue Duan, Xianjing Peng, Ping Hu, Hongbin Lu
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of axial T2 , T2*, and T1 ρ mapping of lumbar facet joint (LFJ) cartilage for evaluation of early degeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined a total of 176 LFJs from 21 volunteers using axial T2 , T2*, and T1 ρ mapping with a 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. All LFJs were measured and grouped according to the presence of low back pain (LBP), the Weishaupt grading system, and the Pfirrmann grade of the adjacent intervertebral disk (IVD)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141749/thickness-of-the-macula-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-and-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-in-the-age-related-macular-degeneration-the-repeatability-study-of-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Il-Hwan Shin, Woo-Hyuk Lee, Jong-Joo Lee, Young-Joon Jo, Jung-Yeul Kim
PURPOSE: To determine the repeatability of measuring the thickness of the central macula, retinal nerve fiber layer, and ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GC-IPL) using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Cirrus HD-OCT) in eyes with age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-four eyes were included. The measurement repeatability was assessed by an experienced examiner who performed two consecutive measurements using a 512 × 128 macular cube scan and a 200 × 200 optic disk cube scan...
January 30, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127375/predictors-of-reoperation-after-microdecompression-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101174/protective-effects-of-resveratrol-on-autologous-nucleus-pulposus-model-of-radiculopathy
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Bin Lin, Hui Yu, Yongzhi He, Yang Xu, Wenbin Zhang, Chengwu Lu, Qingfang Ao
Nucleus pulposus (NP) has been suggested to trigger an autoimmune response if exposed to the immune system, which plays a key role in neuropathic pain. Therefore, appropriate suppression of inflammation is a key factor for treating the radiculopathy caused by intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration. Resveratrol, a key component of red wine, has been suggested to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties in vitro and in vivo. However, the effects of resveratrol on NP-mediated pain in vivo have not been studied. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether resveratrol may be useful in treating NP-mediated pain in an autologous NP model of radiculopathy...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098731/choroidal-structure-altered-by-degeneration-of-retina-in-eyes-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Hiroki Kawano, Shozo Sonoda, Shiro Saito, Hiroto Terasaki, Taiji Sakamoto
PURPOSE: To compare the structural characteristics of the choroid in the areas with greater retinal degeneration to the areas with less retinal degeneration in eyes with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS: Patients with RP who had a hyperautofluorescent ring were studied. The choroidal images obtained by enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography located 7,500 μm from the optic disk in the horizontal plane were analyzed. The cross-sectional areas of the total, luminal, and stromal choroid were measured...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096690/the-relationship-between-findings-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-previous-history-of-low-back-pain
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Juichi Tonosu, Hiroyuki Oka, Ko Matsudaira, Akiro Higashikawa, Hiroshi Okazaki, Sakae Tanaka
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and previous low back pain (LBP) in participants without current LBP. Current LBP was defined as LBP during the past month. Previous LBP was defined as a history of medical consultation for LBP. Ninety-one participants without current LBP were included. Sagittal T2-weighted MRI was used to assess the intervertebral space from T12/L1 to L5/S1. These images were classified into five grades based on the Pfirrmann grading system...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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...
March 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050544/influence-of-mononuclear-cell-therapy-on-disc-degeneration-in-rabbits
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Rodrigo Caldonazzo Fávaro, André de Oliveira Arruda, Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle, Emiliano Neves Vialle
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to evaluate the influence of autologous mononuclear stem cells injections on histological changes of collagen in the fibrous annulus of the intervertebral disk after experimental injury. METHODS: 32 New Zealand rabbits were submitted to intervertebral disk puncture, followed by intradiscal injection of mononuclear cells from the iliac crest versus saline injection in the following time periods: two months after the injury (SC2M and SS2M), two weeks (SC2W and SS2W) immediately after injury (SCCP and SSCP), and without inducing degeneration (SCSP and SSSP)...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039673/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-fluorescein-angiography-on-retinal-vessel-diameter-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Metin Unlu, Duygu Gülmez Sevim, Cagatay Karaca, Bahadir Duzgun, Ayse Ozturk Oner, Ertugrul Mirza
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of fluorescein angiography on retinal vessel diameter with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 81 eyes of 81 patients who were performed fluorescein angiography (FA) procedure were included. Retinal vessels were examined with the Spectral-domain OCT at baseline and immediately after FA procedure. A cube scan consisting of seven horizontal scans were placed at the inferior border of the disk to include the inferior temporal retinal vessels...
December 30, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005616/five-year-reoperation-rates-of-2-level-lumbar-total-disk-replacement-versus-fusion-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kris Radcliff, Jeffrey Spivak, Bruce Darden, Michael Janssen, Thierry Bernard, Jack Zigler
STUDY DESIGN: Long-term analysis of prospective randomized clinical trial data. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar total disk replacement (TDR) has been found to have equivalent or superior clinical outcomes compared with fusion and decreased radiographic incidence of adjacent level degeneration in single-level cases. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this particular analysis was to determine the incidence and risk factors for secondary surgery in patients treated with TDR or circumferential fusion at 2 contiguous levels of the lumbar spine...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918900/differential-gene-expression-in-the-condylar-cartilage-of-growing-rabbits-with-temporomandibular-joint-anterior-disk-displacement-a-transcriptomic-study
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Shuhua Wang, Liquan Deng, Ye Li, Huiling Wu, Zhiyuan Gu
Internal derangement (ID) in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) comprises a group of clinical problems with relatively high prevalence. However, the temporal changes in gene expression of condylar cartilage during continuous ID remain unclear. The aim of the current study is to investigate by microarray analysis, the differentially-expressed gene pattern in condylar cartilage of rabbits with ID from one to eight weeks of ID progression. Histological results (hematoxylin and eosin staining) indicated that abnormal collagen fiber arrangements, fragmentation of fibrils, and inflammatory cell-infiltration were detected from one to four weeks in joint disc specimens, while newly formed vessels, mucoid degeneration, meniscal tears, and the presence of osteoclasts and osteoblasts were observed at later time points...
February 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906742/is-preexisting-cervical-disk-degeneration-a-prognostic-factor-in-whiplash-associated-disorders
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Nam-Su Chung, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Yu-Sang Lee, Jang-Ho Park, Han-Dong Lee
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective control study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether preexisting cervical disk degeneration is a prognostic factor in Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: WAD is a common injury of traffic accident and has a broad range of prognoses. Although numerous studies have investigated prognostic factors in WAD, few have evaluated the effect of preexisting disk degeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study involved 45 consecutive patients with grade I or II WAD having advanced disk degeneration (at least 1 disk of Miyazaki grade≥III on magnetic resonance imaging) and a control cohort of 52 patients with no or mild disk degeneration (all disks having Miyazaki grades≤II)...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
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/27853661/cell-therapy-with-human-dermal-fibroblasts-enhances-intervertebral-disk-repair-and-decreases-inflammation-in-the-rabbit-model
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Ana Chee, Peng Shi, Thomas Cha, Ting-Hsien Kao, Shu-Hua Yang, Jun Zhu, Ding Chen, Yejia Zhang, Howard S An
Study Design Pilot study using the rabbit model. Objective Low back pain is often associated with disk degeneration. Cell therapy for degenerating disks may promote tissue regeneration and repair. Human dermal fibroblasts, obtained from the patient's skin tissue or donated tissue, may be a promising cell therapy option for degenerating disks. The objective of these studies is to determine the effects of intradiscal transplantation of neonatal human dermal fibroblasts (nHDFs) on intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration by measuring disk height, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity, gene expression, and collagen immunostaining...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826214/clinical-outcome-following-diam-implantation-for-symptomatic-lumbar-internal-disk-disruption-a-3-year-retrospective-analysis
#18
Kang Lu, Po-Chou Liliang, Hao-Kuang Wang, Jui-Sheng Chen, Te-Yuan Chen, Ruyi Huang, Han-Jung Chen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Internal disk disruption (IDD), an early event of lumbar disk degeneration, is the most common cause of low back pain. Since increased intradiskal pressure (IDP) is associated with symptoms and progression of disk degeneration, unloading a painful disk with an interspinous process device (IPD) is a rational treatment option. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of dynamic stabilization with an IPD in the treatment of symptomatic IDD of the lumbar spine...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807886/the-expression-of-cytokine-and-its-significance-for-the-intervertebral-disks-of-kazakhs
#19
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/27783214/selenium-reduces-early-signs-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-induced-meniscal-tissue-degradation
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Klaus Häfelein, Andrea Preuße-Prange, Peter Behrendt, Bodo Kurz
Meniscal integrity is a prerequisite for sustained knee joint health and prevention of meniscal degeneration is a main research goal. Cartilage-protective effects of selenium have been described, but little is known about the impact on the meniscus. We therefore investigated the influence of sodium selenite on meniscal explants under tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα)-stimulated proinflammatory conditions. Meniscal explant disks (3 mm diameter × 1 mm thickness) were isolated from 2-year-old cattle and incubated with TNFα (10 ng/ml) and sodium selenite (low dose, LoD 6...
October 25, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
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