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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)...
June 16, 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573481/copper-pyrithione-a-booster-biocide-induces-abnormal-muscle-and-notochord-architecture-in-zebrafish-embryogenesis
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Kelly M Almond, Louis D Trombetta
The metal pyrithiones, principally zinc (ZnPT) and copper (CuPT), are replacing tributyltin (TBT) as antifouling agents. Zebrafish embryos were exposed within the first hour after fertilization to 12 and 64 µg/L of CuPT for 24 h. Morphological abnormalities in notochord and muscle architecture were observed at 96 h post fertilization (hpf). TEM revealed abnormal electron dense deposits in the notochord sheath and muscle fiber degeneration in animals treated with 12 µg/L of CuPT. Embryos that were exposed to 64 µg/L of CuPT displayed severe muscle fiber degeneration including abnormal A and I band patterning and altered z disk arrangement...
June 1, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559665/spinal-mobilization-vs-conventional-physiotherapy-in-the-management-of-chronic-low-back-pain-due-to-spinal-disk-degeneration-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Georgios Krekoukias, Ioannis D Gelalis, Theodoros Xenakis, Georgios Gioftsos, Zacharias Dimitriadis, Vasiliki Sakellari
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to examine the efficacy of spinal mobilization in subjects with low back pain (LBP) and associated spinal disk degeneration. METHODS: Seventy-five subjects suffering from chronic LBP (>3 months) were randomly allocated into 3 groups of 25 subjects each. Each group received five treatment sessions with the first group receiving manual therapy (MT) (spinal mobilization), the second a sham treatment, and the third conventional physiotherapy (CP) (stretching exercises, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and massage)...
May 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531995/scavenging-free-radicals-and-soaring-osteoinduction-by-extra-cellular-matrix-protein-based-nanocomposites-on-degenerative-bone-treatments
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Kavitha Kandiah, Navaneethan Duraisamy, Vinoth Amirthalingam, Balagurunathan Ramasamy
A number of materials are now available to alleviate the ever-growing bone disruption. However, these are inadequate and inappropriate for addressing issues associated natural process of aging and degeneration of bone due to diseases. This study advances the existing material and offers more privileged and synergistically active remedy for these conditions. Here, they are three different nano-composites prepared such as nano-TiO2 with chitosan (TC), nano-TiO2 with chondroitin 4-sulfate (TG), and nano-TiO2 with chitosan and chondroitin 4-sulfate (TCG), whereas nano-TiO2 act as a control...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525482/artificial-cervical-disk-replacement-for-the-treatment-of-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
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Sheng Bin, Huang Xiangwang, Xiao Sheng, Xiang Tiecheng, Liu Xiangyang, Zhang Yi, Liu Bin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of artificial cervical disk replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is the useful procedure for degenerative cervical diseases. However, studies have reported accelerated degeneration of functional spinal units adjacent to the fusion site after ACDF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and January 2011, 32 inpatients (18 male, 14 female; age, 38-61 y; mean, 48 y) underwent ACDR for the treatment of ASD after previous ACDF (single-level: n=12; 2-level: n=15; 3-level: n=5)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525481/comparison-of-the-clinical-and-radiographic-results-between-cervical-artificial-disk-replacement-and-anterior-cervical-fusion-a-6-year-prospective-nonrandomized-comparative-study
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Wei Tian, Kai Yan, Xiao Han, Jie Yu, Peihao Jin, Xiaoguang Han
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term clinical and radiographic results of cervical artificial disk replacement (CADR) and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and to provide our evidence if CADR could reduce adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CADR is widely used in spine surgery today. Despite the short-term results of it having been ascertained, the long-term results are still under observation...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525476/magnetic-resonance-classification-system-of-cervical-intervertebral-disk-degeneration-its-validity-and-meaning
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Akinobu Suzuki, Michael D Daubs, Tetsuo Hayashi, Monchai Ruangchainikom, Chenjie Xiong, Kevin Phan, Trevor P Scott, Jeffery C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of kinetic magnetic resonance images (kMRIs). OBJECTIVE: (1) To analyze the changes seen on MRI related to disk degeneration and to develop a new grading system for cervical disk degeneration. (2) To evaluate the reliability and validity of the grading system. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few have studied the relationship between changes seen on MRI with cervical disk degeneration and the chronological order of disk degeneration...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496357/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-persistent-low-back-pain-following-posterior-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-lumbar-disk-herniation
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Hui Wang, Tao Wang, Qian Wang, Wenyuan Ding
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors of persistent low back pain (PLBP) following posterior decompression and instrumented fusion for lumbar disk herniation and to provide references in decision-making and surgical planning for both spinal surgeons and surgically treated patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: By retrieving the medical records from January 2013 to December 2016, 221 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were classified as having PLBP if numeric rating scale (NRS) scores were >50 at all postoperative follow-up time points (3 months, 6 months, and 12 months)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468504/dynamic-mechanical-response-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-gelatin-theta-gels-for-nucleus-pulposus-tissue-replacement
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Patrick N Charron, Sarah E Blatt, Canaan McKenzie, Rachael A Oldinski
Intervertebral disk degeneration is one of the most significant contributors to low back pain. Thus, there is significant interest in designing new treatments and nucleus pulposus (NP) tissue replacements. Herein, the authors propose a biosynthetic material, comprised of a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and gelatin theta-gel, as an acellular NP tissue replacement. Theta-gels form during the solidification of PVA and gelatin (phase I), and the phase separation of a disklike short-chain polyethylene glycol (PEG, phase II)...
May 3, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437328/is-an-isolated-intervertebral-disk-with-significant-degeneration-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-cause-of-low-back-pain-that-requires-no-confirmatory-diagnostic-tests
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George M Ghobrial, Joshua Heller, Daniel Cataldo, Christopher K Kepler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415293/two-component-dark-bright-solitons-in-three-dimensional-atomic-bose-einstein-condensates
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Wenlong Wang, P G Kevrekidis
In the present work, we revisit two-component Bose-Einstein condensates in their fully three-dimensional (3D) form. Motivated by earlier studies of dark-bright solitons in the 1D case, we explore the stability of these structures in their fully 3D form in two variants. In one the dark soliton is planar and trapping a planar bright (disk) soliton. In the other case, a dark spherical shell soliton creates an effective potential in which a bright spherical shell of atoms is trapped in the second component. We identify these solutions as numerically exact states (up to a prescribed accuracy) and perform a Bogolyubov-de Gennes linearization analysis that illustrates that both structures can be dynamically stable in suitable intervals of sufficiently low chemical potentials...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351047/postsurgical-cystoid-macular-edema
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Dinah Zur, Anat Loewenstein
Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a primary cause of reduced vision following both cataract and successful vitreoretinal surgery. The incidence of clinical CME following modern cataract surgery is 0.1-2.35%. Preexisting conditions such as diabetes mellitus and uveitis as well as intraoperative complications can raise the risk of postsurgical CME. The etiology of CME is not completely understood. Prolapsed or incarcerated vitreous and postoperative inflammatory processes have been proposed as causative agents. Pseudophakic CME is characterized by poor postoperative visual acuity...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350945/intervertebral-disk-degeneration-and-repair
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James Dowdell, Mark Erwin, Theodoe Choma, Alexander Vaccaro, James Iatridis, Samuel K Cho
Intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration is a natural progression of the aging process. Degenerative disk disease (DDD) is a pathologic condition associated with IVD that has been associated with chronic back pain. There are a variety of different mechanisms of DDD (genetic, mechanical, exposure). Each of these pathways leads to a final common result of unbalancing the anabolic and catabolic environment of the extracellular matrix in favor of catabolism. Attempts have been made to gain an understanding of the process of IVD degeneration with in Vitro studies...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326305/implications-for-a-stem-cell-regenerative-medicine-based-approach-to-human-intervertebral-disk-degeneration
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REVIEW
Petra Kraus, Thomas Lufkin
The human body develops from a single cell, the zygote, the product of the maternal oocyte and the paternal spermatozoon. That 1-cell zygote embryo will divide and eventually grow into an adult human which is comprised of ~3.7 × 10(13) cells. The tens of trillions of cells in the adult human can be classified into approximately 200 different highly specialized cell types that make up all of the different tissues and organs of the human body. Regenerative medicine aims to replace or restore dysfunctional cells, tissues and organs with fully functional ones...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323703/biomechanical-effects-of-human-lumbar-discography-in-vitro-experiments-and-their-finite-element-validation
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Kristen E Lipscomb, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn, Eric Klineberg, Vivek Mohan
STUDY DESIGN: An experimental and computational finite element analysis of human lumbar spine discography and its resulting effects on disk biomechanics. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the changes in stress and displacement of the human lumbar spine disks after puncture due to discography. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Discography of the intervertebral disk (IVD) may be used to diagnose pathology of the disk and determine whether it may be a source for chronic back pain...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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