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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023585/correlations-between-local-peripapillary-choroidal-thickness-and-axial-length-optic-disc-tilt-and-papillo-macular-position-in-young-healthy-eyes
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Takehiro Yamashita, Taiji Sakamoto, Naoya Yoshihara, Hiroto Terasaki, Minoru Tanaka, Yuya Kii, Kumiko Nakao
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has made it possible for clinicians to measure the peripapillary choroidal thickness (ppCT) noninvasively in various ocular diseases. However, the ocular factors associated with the ppCT have not been conclusively determined. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the local ppCT and the axial length, optic disc tilt, and the angle of the papillo-macular position (PMP) in healthy eyes. This was a prospective, observational cross-sectional study of 119 right eyes of 119 healthy Japanese volunteers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987526/anterior-lumbar-sagittal-alignment-after-anterior-or-lateral-interbody-fusion
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M Afathi, F Zairi, P Devos, M Allaoui, P Marinho, D Chopin, R Assaker
PURPOSE: Anterior or lateral interbody fusion is a treatment option for lumbar disc disease. A segmental change occurs after such surgery. This study was designed to evaluate the changes in the lumbar regional alignment after a single or two-level standalone anterior or lateral interbody fusion (ALIF or LLIF). METHODS: Data from patients referred to our institution between March 2013 and November 2015 for standalone ALIF or LLIF for low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis or degenerative discopathy were retrospectively included in our analysis...
October 4, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960822/analysis-of-spino-pelvic-sagittal-alignment-in-young-chinese-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Han Fei, Wei-Shi Li, Zhuo-Ran Sun, Qing-Wei Ma, Zhong-Qiang Chen
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have concentrated on the sagittal alignment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH), especially the parameters of the pelvis, and controversy exists about whether pelvic morphology is involved in the pathogenesis of LDH. The present study analyzed the characteristics of the sagittal alignment in young Chinese LDH patients and explored the impact of pelvic morphology on the pathogenesis of LDH. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 100 young patients with LDH (69 men and 31 women, aged 18-35 years), and the clinical and imaging findings met the criteria for the diagnosis of LDH...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953681/magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-possible-alternative-to-a-standing-lateral-radiograph-for-evaluating-cervical-sagittal-alignment-in-patients-with-cervical-disc-herniation
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Wei Liu, Jin Fan, Jianling Bai, Pengyu Tang, Jian Chen, Yongjun Luo, Kuai Zhou, Weihua Cai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Convincing evidence supporting the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an effective tool for evaluating cervical sagittal alignment is lacking. This study aims to analyze the differences and correlations between cervical sagittal parameters on x-ray and MRI in patients with cervical disc herniation and to determine whether MRI could substitute for cervical x-ray for measurement of cervical sagittal parameters. METHODS: One hundred forty-three adults with cervical disc herniation were recruited...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902338/confluent-endpoint-subthreshold-argon-laser-for-serous-macular-detachment-in-tilted-disc-syndrome-refractory-to-anti-vegf
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Maria Fernanda Abalem, Pedro Carlos Carricondo, Helen Nazareth Veloso Dos Santos, Rafael Garcia, Cynthia X Qian, John Helal, Eduardo Cunha de Souza, Walter Yukihiko Takahashi
A 70-year-old woman presented with 20/200 visual acuity in the right eye. Multimodal imaging revealed tilted disc syndrome (TDS) with macular serous detachment (MSD) and pigmentary changes at the temporal margin of the optic disc. Subretinal fluid persisted after three monthly intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) injections and threshold focal laser photocoagulation. Subsequently, confluent subthreshold argon laser was applied over the entire area of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) abnormalities, resulting in the resolution of subretinal fluid without recurrence through 3 years of follow-up...
September 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894387/modic-changes-of-the-cervical-spine-t1-slope-and-its-impact-on-axial-neck-pain
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Jia Li, Shuhui Qin, Yongqian Li, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the research was to evaluate cervical sagittal parameters on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with Modic changes and its impact on axial neck pain. METHODS: This study consisted of 266 consecutive asymptomatic or symptomatic patients with Modic changes, whose average age was 50.9±12.6 years from January 2015 to December 2016. Cervical sagittal parameters included sagittal alignment of the cervical spine (SACS), T1 slope, thoracic inlet angle (TIA), and neck tilt (NT)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885088/progression-of-trunk-imbalance-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-with-a-thoracolumbar-lumbar-curve-is-it-predictable-at-the-initial-visit
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Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho
OBJECTIVE Progression of trunk imbalance is an important finding during follow-up of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Nevertheless, no factors that predict progression of trunk imbalance have been identified. The purpose of this study was to identify parameters that predict progression of trunk imbalance in cases of AIS with a structural thoracolumbar/lumbar (TL/L) curve. METHODS This study included 105 patients with AIS and a structural TL/L curve who were followed up at an outpatient clinic...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860415/t2-relaxation-time-increases-in-lumbar-intervertebral-discs-after-21d-head-down-tilt-bed-rest
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T Koy, B Ganse, J Zange, J Rittweger, R Pohle-Fröhlich, P Fings-Meuthen, B Johannes, D Felsenberg, P Eysel, P M Bansmann, D L Belavý
OBJECTIVES: Spaceflight back pain and intervertebral disc (IVD) herniations cause problems in astronauts. Purpose of this study was to assess changes in T2-relaxation-time through MRI measurements before and after head-down tilt bed-rest, a spaceflight analog. METHODS: 8 men participated in the bed-rest study. Subjects remained in 6° head down tilt bed-rest in two campaigns of 21 days, and received a nutritional intervention (potassium bicarbonate 90 mmol/d) in a cross-over design...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835424/compressed-3d-and-2d-digital-images-versus-standard-3d-slide-film-for-the-evaluation-of-glaucomatous-optic-nerve-features
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Simrenjeet Sandhu, Chris Rudnisky, Sourabh Arora, Faazil Kassam, Gordon Douglas, Marianne C Edwards, Karin Verstraten, Beatrice Wong, Karim F Damji
SYNOPSIS: Clinicians can feel confident compressed three-dimensional digital (3DD) and two-dimensional digital (2DD) imaging evaluating important features of glaucomatous disc damage is comparable to the previous gold standard of stereoscopic slide film photography, supporting the use of digital imaging for teleglaucoma applications. BACKGROUND/AIMS: To compare the sensitivity and specificity of 3DD and 2DD photography with stereo slide film in detecting glaucomatous optic nerve head features...
August 23, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821444/circumferential-fusion-a-comparative-analysis-between-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-posterior-pedicle-screw-fixation-and-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-l5-s1-isthmic-spondylolisthesis
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Erik Y Tye, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Andrea S Alonso, Roy Xiao, Michael P Steinmetz, Thomas E Mroz, Jason W Savage
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) or anterior lumbar interbody fusion with percutaneous pedicle screws (ALIFPS) offer significantly higher radiographic fusion rates than other fusion techniques for L5-S1 isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). As it stands, there is a relative paucity of comparative data of the two techniques. PURPOSE: To define the clinical, radiographic, and financial differences between TLIF and ALIFPS for L5-S1 IS. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: A retrospective cohort study conducted at a single-tertiary care center...
August 15, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760034/complete-anatomic-reduction-and-monosegmental-fusion-for-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-of-grade-ii-and-higher-use-of-the-minimally-invasive-rocking-technique
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Deshpande V Rajakumar, Akshay Hari, Murali Krishna, Ankit Sharma, Manjunatha Reddy
OBJECTIVE Different surgical approaches have been described for treatment of spondylolisthesis, including in situ fusions, reductions of various degrees, and inclusion of healthy adjacent segments into the fusion construct. To the authors' knowledge, there are only sparse reports describing consistent complete reduction and monosegmental transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for spondylolisthesis using a minimally invasive technique. The authors assess the efficacy of this technique in the reduction of local deformity and correction of overall sagittal profile in single-level spondylolisthesis...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760032/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-expandable-versus-static-interbody-devices-radiographic-assessment-of-sagittal-segmental-and-pelvic-parameters
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Ammar H Hawasli, Jawad M Khalifeh, Ajay Chatrath, Chester K Yarbrough, Wilson Z Ray
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) has been adopted as an alternative technique to hasten recovery and minimize postoperative morbidity. Advances in instrumentation technologies and operative techniques have evolved to maximize patient outcomes as well as radiographic results. The development of expandable interbody devices allows a surgeon to perform MIS-TLIF with minimal tissue disruption. However, sagittal segmental and pelvic radiographic outcomes after MIS-TLIF with expandable interbody devices are not well characterized...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750894/patient-acceptability-of-3d-printed-medicines
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Alvaro Goyanes, Mariagiovanna Scarpa, Michael Kamlow, Simon Gaisford, Abdul W Basit, Mine Orlu
Patient-centric medicine is a derivative term for personalised medicine, whereby the pharmaceutical product provides the best overall benefit by meeting the comprehensive needs of the individual; considering the end-user from the beginning of the formulation design process right through development to an end product is a must. One way in which to obtain personalised medicines, on-site and on-demand is by three-dimensional printing (3DP). The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the shape, size and colour of different placebo 3D printed tablets (Printlets™) manufactured by fused deposition modelling (FDM) 3DP on end-user acceptability regarding picking and swallowing...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742160/sub-classification-of-myopic-glaucomatous-eyes-according-to-optic-disc-and-peripapillary-features
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Seungbong Han, Kyung Rim Sung, Jimin Park, Joo Young Yoon, Joong Won Shin
PURPOSE: To investigate the sub-classification of myopic glaucomatous eyes by optic disc and peripapillary features. METHODS: Optic disc tilt and torsion were determined from retinal nerve fiber layer photographs. Based on the location of the Bruch's membrane (BM) opening within the β-zone of the peripapillary atrophy (PPA) area, the widths of β-zone PPA (PPA1W), PPA+BM (PPA2W), and PPA-BM (PPA3W) were measured with enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731059/optical-coherence-tomography-detection-of-characteristic-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thinning-in-nasal-hypoplasia-of-the-optic-disc
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M Haruta, R Kodama, R Yamakawa
PurposeTo determine the clinical usefulness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detecting thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in eyes with nasal hypoplasia of the optic discs (NHOD).Patients and methodsThe medical records of five patients (eight eyes) with NHOD were reviewed. The ratio of the disc-macula distance to the disc diameter (DM/DD) and the disc ovality ratio of the minimal to maximal DD were assessed using fundus photographs. The RNFL thicknesses of the temporal, superior, nasal, and inferior quadrants were evaluated using OCT quadrant maps...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729947/associations-between-optic-nerve-head-related-anatomical-parameters-and-refractive-error-over-the-full-range-of-glaucoma-severity
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Neda Baniasadi, Mengyu Wang, Hui Wang, Mufeed Mahd, Tobias Elze
PURPOSE: To evaluate the associations between optic disc (OD)-related anatomical parameters (interartery angle [IAA] between superior and inferior temporal retinal arteries, OD tilt [TL], rotation [ROT], and torsion [TO], OD surface curvature [CUR], and central retinal vessel trunk entry point location [CRVTL] on OD) and the spherical equivalent of refractive error (SE), and to assess the impact of glaucoma severity on these relationships. METHODS: Cirrus optical coherence tomography (OCT) fundus images and 24-2 visual fields of 438 patients were included...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725046/the-location-of-the-deepest-point-of-the-eyeball-determines-the-optic-disc-configuration
#17
Yong Chan Kim, Younhea Jung, Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Chan Kee Park
Tilted and rotated appearances are hallmarks of the myopic optic disc. As the eyeball grows axially, the posterior pole elongates not only globally but in a localized manner as well. In this process, the optic disc is pulled towards the deepest point of the elongated eyeball, which might result in a change in optic disc configuration. Thus, we hypothesized that analyzing the variation of posterior pole contour can play a major role in understanding optic disc configuration in myopic subjects. By analyzing consecutive images of swept source OCT coronal sections at the posterior pole, the deepest interface between Bruch's membrane and the choroid could be identified as the deepest point of the eyeball (DPE)...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689392/preservation-of-motion-at-the-surgical-level-after-minimally-invasive-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy
#18
Young-Seok Lee, Young-Baeg Kim, Seung-Won Park, Dong-Ho Kang
OBJECTIVE: Although minimally invasive posterior cervical foraminotomy (MI-PCF) is an established approach for motion preservation, the outcomes are variable among patients. The objective of this study was to identify significant factors that influence motion preservation after MI-PCF. METHODS: Forty-eight patients who had undergone MI-PCF between 2004 and 2012 on a total of 70 levels were studied. Cervical parameters measured using plain radiography included C2-7 plumb line, C2-7 Cobb angle, T1 slope, thoracic outlet angle, neck tilt, and disc height before and 24 months after surgery...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654981/optic-nerve-tilt-crescent-ovality-and-torsion-in-a-multi-ethnic-cohort-of-young-adults-with-and-without-myopia
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Wendy L Marsh-Tootle, Elise Harb, Wei Hou, Qinghua Zhang, Heather A Anderson, Katherine Weise, Thomas T Norton, Jane Gwiazda, Leslie Hyman
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to evaluate optic nerve head (ONH) characteristics in an ethnically diverse cohort of young U.S. adults. Methods: In this study, 409 myopes and 206 nonmyopes (median age 22 years) completed measures including biometry and spectral domain optical coherence tomography from enface (ovality and torsion) and cross-sectional (tilt and crescent width) scans. Associated factors were evaluated using multivariable models. Results: In myopic versus nonmyopic right eyes, median tilt (6...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646704/location-and-characterization-of-lignin-in-tracheid-cell-walls-of-radiata-pine-pinus-radiata-d-don-compression-woods
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Miao Zhang, Catherine Lapierre, Noor Liyana Nouxman, Michel K Nieuwoudt, Bronwen G Smith, Ramesh R Chavan, Brian H McArdle, Philip J Harris
Tilted stems of softwoods form compression wood (CW) and opposite wood (OW) on their lower and upper sides, respectively. More is known about the most severe form of CW, severe CW (SCW), but mild CWs (MCWs) also occur widely. Two grades of MCWs, MCW1 and MCW2, as well as SCW and OW were identified in the stems of radiata pine (Pinus radiata) that had been slightly tilted. The four wood types were identified by the distribution of lignin in the tracheid walls determined by fluorescence microscopy. A solution of the fluorescent dye acridine orange (AO) (0...
June 15, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
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