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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349997/-surgical-outcome-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-technique-for-highly-migrated-disc-herniation-via-three-different-approaches
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Yi Jiang, Ru-Jun Zuo, Lei Wu, Cheng Huang, Yan Shi, Hua-Wei Song, Yi-Wei Wang, Bin Li
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical effects of percutaneous endoscopic technique via three different approaches for highly migrated lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: The clinical data of 68 patients underwent percutaneous endoscopic technique from June 2011 to June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 43 males and 25 females, aged from 11 to 77 years old with an average of (42.29±15.92) years. The patients were divided into three groups according to different operative approaches, of them, 45 cases were by transforaminal approach (group A), 15 cases by translaminar approach (group B), and 8 cases by transpedicular approach (group C)...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342919/treatment-of-sciatica-following-uterine-cancer-with-acupuncture-a-case-report
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Henry Xiao, Christopher Zaslawski, Janette Vardy, Byeongsang Oh
For women, gynaecological or obstetrical disorders are second to disc prolapse as the most common cause of sciatica. As not many effective conventional treatments can be found for sciatica following uterine cancer, patients may seek assistance from complementary and alternative medicine. Here, we present a case of a woman with severe and chronic sciatica secondary to uterine cancer who experienced temporary relief from acupuncture.
January 15, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319608/novel-approach-to-characterising-individuals-with-low-back-related-leg-pain-cluster-identification-with-latent-class-analysis-and-12-month-follow-up
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Siobhán Stynes, Kika Konstantinou, Reuben Ogollah, Elaine M Hay, Kate M Dunn
Traditionally, low back-related leg pain (LBLP) is diagnosed clinically as referred leg pain or sciatica (nerve root involvement). However, within the spectrum of LBLP, we hypothesised that there may be other unrecognised patient subgroups. This study aimed to identify clusters of patients with LBLP using latent class analysis and describe their clinical course. The study population was 609 LBLP primary care consulters. Variables from clinical assessment were included in the latent class analysis. Characteristics of the statistically identified clusters were compared, and their clinical course more than 1 year was described...
January 9, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316960/pregabalin-versus-gabapentin-in-the-treatment-of-sciatica-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-double-blind-cross-over-trial-pagpros
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Kelvin Robertson, Laurence A G Marshman, Maria Hennessy, Linton Harriss, David Plummer
BACKGROUND: There is currently an absence of high-grade evidence regarding the treatment of chronic sciatica (CS). Whilst gabapentin (GBP) and pregabalin (PGB) are both currently used to treat CS, equipoise exists regarding their individual use. In particular, no head-to-head study of GBP and PGB in CS exists. Despite equipoise, most countries' formulary regulatory authorities typically favour one drug for subsidy over the other. This hinders interchange wherever the favoured drug is either ineffective or not tolerated...
January 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295804/-primary-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-filum-terminale-case-report-and-literature-review
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Juan Manuel Revuelta Barbero, Anwar Saab Mazzei, Carlos Cotúa Quinteros, Laura de Reina
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of a well-differentiated primary intradural-extramedullary neuroendocrine tumor of the filum terminale and to conduct a literature review. CASE: A 68-years old patient was assessed after presenting lower back pain and sciatica with ineffective pain relief. The patient presented an intradural-extramedullary lumbar lesion arising from the filum terminale, which was partially resected. The pathology diagnosis was a well-differentiated primary neuroendocrine tumor (carcinoid tumor)...
December 30, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247398/the-impact-of-low-back-pain-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-old-age-results-from-a-survey-of-a-large-sample-of-swiss-elders-living-in-the-community
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C Ludwig, C Luthy, A F Allaz, F R Herrmann, C Cedraschi
PURPOSE: The present study aims at investigating the effects of low back pain (LBP), i.e., type of symptoms, activity limitations, frequency, duration, and severity on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a sample of 707 community-dwelling men and women aged ≥ 65 years living in Switzerland. METHODS: The study is part of a larger survey conducted in Switzerland on a sample of older adults selected randomly from population records, stratified by age and sex...
December 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246848/does-reduction-in-sciatica-symptoms-precede-improvement-in-disability-and-physical-health-among-those-treated-surgically-for-intervertebral-disc-herniation-analysis-of-temporal-patterns-in-data-from-the-spine-patient-outcomes-research-trial
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Richard L Skolasky, Emily A Scherer, Stephen T Wegener, Tor D Tosteson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Pain, pain-related disability, and functional limitations are common consequences of intervertebral disc herniation (IDH). We hypothesized that surgical treatment reduces pain, leading to improvement in pain-related disabilty and, ultimately, better physical health. PURPOSE: To evaluate pathways for improvements in quality of life during the first year after surgery for IDH by studying temporal relationships between sciatica symptoms, pain-related disability, and physical health...
December 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231159/facet-joint-injections-for-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-feasibility-rct
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Saowarat Snidvongs, Rod S Taylor, Alia Ahmad, Simon Thomson, Manohar Sharma, Angela Farr, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Stephanie Poulton, Vivek Mehta, Richard Langford
BACKGROUND: Pain of lumbar facet-joint origin is a common cause of low back pain in adults and may lead to chronic pain and disability, with associated health and socioeconomic implications. The socioeconomic burden includes an inability to return to work resulting in loss of productivity in addition to direct and indirect health-care utilisation costs. Lumbar facet-joints are paired synovial joints between the superior and inferior articular processes of consecutive lumbar vertebrae and between the fifth lumbar vertebra and the sacrum...
December 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201144/length-of-stay-costs-and-complications-in-lumbar-disc-herniation-surgery-by-standard-plif-versus-a-new-dynamic-interspinous-stabilization-technique
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Manuel Segura-Trepichio, David Candela-Zaplana, José Manuel Montoza-Nuñez, Antonio Martin-Benlloch, Andreu Nolasco
Background: The number of lumbar spine surgeries has been increasing during the last 20 years, which also leads to an increase in hospital costs and complications related to surgery. Therefore, there is a greater concern about the costs and safety of the techniques and implants used. Methods: Patients (aged from 18 to 50 years) presenting with lumbago /sciatica (ICD-10-CM M54.3, M54.4) due to lumbar disc herniation lasting more than 12 weeks, were included. Patients with disc herniation larger than size-2 or size-3 according to the MSU Classification were eligible for participation...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200655/lumbar-extension-traction-alleviates-symptoms-and-facilitates-healing-of-disc-herniation-sequestration-in-6-weeks-following-failed-treatment-from-three-previous-chiropractors-a-cbp%C3%A2-case-report-with-an-8%C3%A2-year-follow-up
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Paul A Oakley, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present the outcome of a patient, having sciatica and MRI-verified disc herniation/sequestration who underwent Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) protocol designed to improve the lumbar lordosis. [Subject and Methods] A 56-year-old male suffered from chronic low back pain and recent sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation despite being under continuous care from three previous chiropractors. Radiographic analysis revealed a lumbar hypolordosis and MRI confirmed disc herniation and sequestration at L4-L5...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187046/denosumab-improves-bone-mineral-density-in-patients-with-intestinal-failure-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Kinga Szczepanek, Michal Pedziwiatr, Stanisław Klek
AIM: Low bone mineral density (BMD) is commonly reported in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN). Oral and intravenous calcium, vitamin D, and bisphosphonates have been used to treat BMD but with low efficiency due to their limited absorption and patient compliance. Denosumab is a new drug that helps prevent osteoclast development and activation and led to decreased bone resorption in some studies. The aim of this study was to assess its value in HPN patients. METHODS: Between November 2011 and March 2013, 49 patients receiving HPN (29 women, 20 men, mean age 55...
March 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181521/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-for-the-management-of-adjacent-segment-pathology
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Drew D Lewis, Garth K Summers
Adjacent segment pathology is an adverse effect of spinal fusion that precipitates accelerated spinal degenerative changes at vertebral segments contiguous with the fused vertebrae. The accelerated degeneration related to ASP can be challenging to manage, as it can lead to conditions such as radiculopathy and can create the need for reoperation. In the present case, a 50-year-old woman with a previous spinal fusion presented with a 1-year history of progressive low back pain, lumbar radiculopathy, and sciatica...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174459/prognosis-of-sciatica-and-back-related-leg-pain-in-primary-care-the-atlas-cohort
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Kika Konstantinou, Kate M Dunn, Reuben Ogollah, Martyn Lewis, Danielle van der Windt, Elaine M Hay
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Evidence is lacking on the prognosis and prognostic factors for back-related leg pain and sciatica in patients seeing their primary care physicians. This could guide timely appropriate treatment and referral decisions. PURPOSE: To describe prognosis and prognostic factors in primary care patients with low back-related leg pain, and sciatica. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study PATIENT SAMPLE: Adults visiting their family doctor with back-related leg pain in the United Kingdom...
November 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151051/subclinical-propionibacterium-acnes-infection-estimation-in-the-intervertebral-disc-spine-id-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort
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Nelson Astur, Delio E Martins, Marcelo Wajchenberg, Mario Ferretti, Fernando G Menezes, Andre M Doi, Laercio A Rosemberg, Durval C B Santos, Alexandre S Iutaka, Luciano M R Rodrigues, Marines D V Martino, Jorge R Pagura, Eduardo N Kihara Filho, Mario Lenza
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain and vertebral endplate abnormalities are common conditions within the population. Subclinical infection caused by indolent pathogens can potentially lead to these findings, with differentiation between them notably challenging from a clinical perspective. Progressive infection of the intervertebral disc has been extensively associated with increasing low back pain, with Propionibacterium acnes specifically implicated with in relation to sciatica. The main purpose of this study is to identify if the presence of an infective pathogen within the intervertebral disc is primary or is a result of intraoperative contamination, and whether this correlates to low back pain...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147155/endovascular-stent-graft-repair-of-a-persistent-sciatic-artery-aneurysm
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Hayato Fukuda, Seiji Onitsuka, Shohei Yoshida, Yuichiro Hirata, Shinichi Hiromatsu, Hiroyuki Tanaka
Persistent sciatic artery (PSA) is a rare anomaly that may cause various symptoms, such as aneurysm, rupture, thromboembolism, and sciatica. Direct surgery can be performed to treat PSA aneurysm (PSAA), but is associated with complications; e.g., anatomical problems such as sciatic nerve injury. Herein we report a case of a 74-year-old woman with acute limb ischemia that developed from a distal embolism caused by a thrombus in the left PSAA; favorable results were obtained for her by treatment with a stent-graft after rapid anticoagulation therapy for limb salvage...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138591/anatomical-etiology-of-pseudo-sciatica-from-superior-cluneal-nerve-entrapment-a-laboratory-investigation
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Tomoyuki Konno, Yoichi Aota, Hiroshi Kuniya, Tomoyuki Saito, Ning Qu, Shogo Hayashi, Shinichi Kawata, Masahiro Itoh
Objective: The superior cluneal nerve (SCN) may become entrapped where it pierces the thoracolumbar fascia over the iliac crest; this can cause low back pain (LBP) and referred pain radiating into the posterior thigh, calf, and occasionally the foot, producing the condition known as "pseudo-sciatica." Because the SCN was thought to be a cutaneous branch of the lumbar dorsal rami, originating from the dorsal roots of L1-L3, previous anatomical studies failed to explain why SCN causes "pseudo-sciatica"...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131732/yoga-and-healthcare-in-the-united-kingdom
#17
Heather Mason, Nicole Schnackenberg, Robin Monro
The emergence of yoga therapy in the United Kingdom began about 45 years ago with the emergence of yoga therapy organizations that offered both treatment and training. The integration of yoga into the National Health Service (NHS) is gradually happening Because: (a) yoga research supports its efficacy as a cost-effective, preventive and complementary treatment for a host of non-communicable diseases; and (b) the escalating economic burden of long-term conditions is overwhelming the NHS. The NHS is actively developing 'sustainability and transformation plans' that include yoga...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097408/-18-f-fdg-pet-mri-in-chronic-sciatica-early-results-revealing-spinal-and-non-spinal-abnormalities
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Peter Cipriano, Daehyun Yoon, Harsh Gandhi, Dawn Holley, Dushyant Thakur, Ma Ith, Brian Hargreaves, David Kennedy, Matthew Smuck, Ivan Cheng, Sandip Biswal
Chronic sciatica is a major cause of disability worldwide, but accurate diagnosis of the offending pathology remains challenging. In this report, the feasibility of a fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) approach for improved diagnosis of chronic sciatica is presented. Methods:(18)F-FDG PET/MRI was performed on 9 chronic sciatica patients and 5 healthy volunteers. Region-of-interest analysis using maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) was performed, and (18)F-FDG uptake in lesions was compared with the corresponding areas in healthy controls...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29086028/association-between-chronic-inflammation-and-latent-infection-of-propionibacterium-acnes-in-non-pyogenic-degenerated-intervertebral-discs-a-pilot-study
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Ye Yuan, Yong Chen, Zezhu Zhou, Yucheng Jiao, Changwei Li, Yuehuan Zheng, Yazhou Lin, Jiaqi Xiao, Zhe Chen, Peng Cao
PURPOSE: Propionibacterium acnes may be considered a new pathogeny for disc degeneration, but its pathological role has remained unclear. This study was designed to determine whether the latent infection of P. acnes was associated with chronic inflammation in degenerated intervertebral discs via quantification of the levels of a series of cytokines and neutrophils. METHODS: Here, 76 degenerated intervertebral discs were harvested from patients with lower back pain and/or sciatica...
October 31, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084706/review-ricinus-cmmunis-ethnomedicinal-uses-and-pharmacological-activities
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Sarfaraz Khan Marwat, Fazalur Rehman, Ejaz Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Safdar Baloch, Muhammad Sadiq, Imdad Ullah, Sadaf Javaria, Salma Shaheen
Ricinus cmmunis L. (Castor oil plant) is an important medicinal plant belonging to family Euphorbiaceae. Its phytochemistry, biological and pharmacological activities, and ethnomedicinal uses have been reviewed in the present study. The reported chemical constituents showed the presence of flavonoids, phenolic compounds, fatty acids, amino acids, terpenoids, phytosterol etc. The compounds have been reported to exhibit anticonceptive, antidiabetic, antifertility, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, insecticidal and wound-healing activities...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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