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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437754/ion-concentration-effect-na-and-cl-on-lipid-vesicle-formation
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Qiong Wang, Wenman Li, Ning Hu, Xi Chen, Ting Fan, Zhenyu Wang, Zhong Yang, Marcos A Cheney, Jun Yang
Lipid vesicle formation is known to be suppressed in salt solutions, but the mechanism of this phenomenon remains unclear. In order to better understand this issue, the effect of salt concentrations (0-800mM) of sodium chloride on the behavior of L-α-phosphatidylcholine (PC) in aqueous solution was investigated in this work. The results showed that fusion among vesicles, micelles and bilayers may be essential for vesicle formation. With addition of ions and an increase in ion concentration, the lipids became constrained in lateral movement and packed increasingly tightly...
April 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437502/combined-anterior-posterior-decompression-and-fusion-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#2
Richard Bram, Susan Fiore, John J Labiak, Raphael P Davis
We conducted a study to evaluate the operative details, perioperative complications, and short-term outcomes associated with combined anterior-posterior decompression and fusion (CAPDF) for treating cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 21 patients who underwent CAPDF at our institution. Pertinent information, including demographics, surgery indication, perioperative complications, operative time, levels fused (and number of levels fused) anteriorly and posteriorly, estimated blood loss, and length of stay, was gathered...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437486/prediction-of-crime-occurrence-from-multi-modal-data-using-deep-learning
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Hyeon-Woo Kang, Hang-Bong Kang
In recent years, various studies have been conducted on the prediction of crime occurrences. This predictive capability is intended to assist in crime prevention by facilitating effective implementation of police patrols. Previous studies have used data from multiple domains such as demographics, economics, and education. Their prediction models treat data from different domains equally. These methods have problems in crime occurrence prediction, such as difficulty in discovering highly nonlinear relationships, redundancies, and dependencies between multiple datasets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437357/the-effect-of-concomitant-rib-deformity-in-congenital-scoliosis-on-spinal-curve-correction-after-segmental-pedicle-screw-instrumentation
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Ebrahim Ameri, Daniel F Fouladi, Mir Bahram Safari, Hossein Vahid Tari, Hassan Ghandhari
STUDY DESIGN: A single-center, prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of rib anomaly on surgical curve correction outcome in congenital scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The presence of rib anomalies may complicate surgical correction of congenital scoliosis. The outcome of surgical correction, however, has not been documented in scoliotic patients with and without rib deformity. METHODS: Percent Cobb angle decrease (CAD) after operation was calculated in 94 patients with congenital scoliosis...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437352/effect-and-strategy-of-1-stage-interrupted-2-level-transpedicular-wedge-osteotomy-for-correcting-severe-kyphotic-deformities-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Yongfei Zhao, Yan Wang, Zheng Wang, Xuesong Zhang, Keya Mao, Yonggang Zhang
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety, outcome, and strategy of the 1-stage interrupted 2-level transpedicular wedge osteotomy for correcting the severe kyphotic deformity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There has been a large series in the literature reporting on results of osteotomy for the correction of kyphotic deformity secondary to AS. However, few articles have reported, in detail, the plan, design, strategy, and effect of 1-stage interrupted 2-level transpedicular wedge osteotomy for the correction of severe kyphotic deformity in AS...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437351/one-stage-posterior-spinal-osteotomy-in-severe-spinal-deformities-a-total-of-147-cases
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Lei Xia, Ning Li, Dan Wang, Ming Liu, Jun-Wei Li, De-Ming Bao, Peng Li
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: The treatment of severe spinal deformities is still a difficult surgical challenge. It is generally significant to identify the related complications performed to a consecutive series of patients with severe spinal deformity and managed by 1-stage posterior spinal osteotomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: We investigated data from 147 consecutive patients (75 males and 72 females) with severe deformity and managed by Smith-Petersen osteotomy, pedicle subtraction osteotomy, or vertebral column resection between years 2006 and 2012 with >2-year follow-up...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437344/comparison-of-the-posterior-vertebral-column-resection-with-the-expandable-cage-versus-the-nonexpandable-cage-in-thoracolumbar-angular-kyphosis
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Jung-Hee Lee, Hyun-Seok Oh, Jeong-Gyu Choi
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the radiographic and clinical results of anterior support with nonexpandable cage with those of expandable cage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The goals of surgical treatment in patients with thoracolumbar angular kyphosis are to improve the neurological deficit through neural decompression, to restore the normal alignment by correction of deformity, and to stabilize the spinal column by arthrodesis...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437340/proximal-junctional-kyphosis-following-posterior-hemivertebra-resection-and-short-fusion-in-children-younger-than-10-years
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Yingsong Wang, Noriaki Kawakami, Taichi Tsuji, Tetsuya Ohara, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Toshiki Saito, Ayato Nohara, Ryoji Tauchi, Kazuki Kawakami
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) or obvious proximal junctional angle (PJA) changes in the sagittal plane develops following short fusion in children younger than 10 years of age with congenital scoliosis, and to investigate the possible risk factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PJK following long spinal fusion in adolescents and adults is a serious postoperative complication...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437338/ponte-osteotomy-during-dekyphosis-for-indirect-posterior-decompression-with-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-of-the-thoracic-spine
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Kei Ando, Shiro Imagama, Zenya Ito, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Junichi Ukai, Akio Muramoto, Ryuichi Shinjo, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Hiroaki Nakashima, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. PURPOSE: To investigate the outcomes after indirect posterior decompression and dekyphosis using multilevel Ponte osteotomies for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) of the thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There are no previous reports on the use of Ponte osteotomy to treat thoracic OPLL. METHODS: The subjects were 10 patients with an average age at surgery of 47 years, who underwent indirect posterior decompression and dekyphosis using multilevel Ponte osteotomies at our institute...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437335/do-lordotic-cages-provide-better-segmental-lordosis-versus-nonlordotic-cages-in-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-llif
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Jonathan N Sembrano, Ryan D Horazdovsky, Amit K Sharma, Sharon C Yson, Edward R G Santos, David W Polly
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective comparative radiographic review. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the radiographic changes brought about by lordotic and nonlordotic cages on segmental and regional lumbar sagittal alignment and disk height in lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The effects of cage design on operative level segmental lordosis in posterior interbody fusion procedures have been reported. However, there are no studies comparing the effect of sagittal implant geometry in LLIF...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436946/essential-role-for-bim-in-mediating-the-apoptotic-and-antitumor-activities-of-immunotoxins
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A Antignani, D Segal, N Simon, R J Kreitman, D Huang, D J FitzGerald
Protein synthesis is crucial for regulating cell homeostasis and, when unrestricted, it can lead to tumorigenesis. Immunotoxins derived from Pseudomonas exotoxin are antibody-toxin fusion proteins that inhibit protein synthesis of mammalian cells via ADP-ribosylation of the eukaryotic elongation factor-2. Here we investigate the role of the Bcl-2 family proteins in the response of cancer cells to immunotoxin challenge. Besides the well-known reduction of the prosurvival Bcl-2 family member, Mcl-1, following inhibition of protein synthesis, we show for the first time that immunotoxins also reduce the levels of selected proapoptotic BH-3-only proteins...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435927/traumatic-dislocation-of-the-s1-polyaxial-pedicle-screw-head-a-case-report
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Pieter N B Du Plessis, Bernard P H Lau, Hwee Weng Dennis Hey
Polyaxial screw head dislocation in the absence of a manufacture defect is extremely rare and represents a biomechanical overload of the screw, leading to early failure. A 58-year-old gentleman underwent instrumented fusion using polyaxial pedicle screws-titanium rod construct with interbody cage for spondylolytic spondylolisthesis at the L5/S1 level. He attempted to bend forward ten days after the surgery which resulted in a dislocation of the right S1 polyaxial screw head from the screw shank with recurrence of symptoms...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435925/distal-junctional-failure-secondary-to-l5-vertebral-fracture-a-report-of-two-rare-cases
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Jiong Hao Tan, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Hee-Kit Wong
Distal junctional failure (DJF) with fracture at the last instrumented vertebra is a rare occurrence. In this case report, we present two patients with L5 vertebral fracture post-instrumented fusion of the lumbar spine. The first patient is a 78-year-old female who had multi-level degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and degenerative scoliosis involving levels T12 to L5. She underwent instrumented posterolateral fusion (PLF) from T12 to L5, and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) at L2/3 and L4/5...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435917/effect-of-employment-status-on-length-of-hospital-stay-30-day-readmission-and-patient-reported-outcomes-after-spine-surgery
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Jared Fialkoff, Ankit I Mehta, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: Growing scrutiny has placed hospitals at the center of readmission prevention. The relationship between pre-operative employment status, length of hospital stays (LOS) and 30-day readmission rates after elective spine surgery remains unclear. METHODS: The medical records of 360 patients (employed: n=174, unemployed: n=70, retired: n=40, disabled: n=76) undergoing elective spine surgery at a major academic medical center were reviewed. Patient demographics, comorbidities, and post-operative complication rates were recorded...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435915/impact-of-surgical-approach-on-complication-rates-after-elective-spinal-fusion-%C3%A2-3-levels-for-adult-spine-deformity
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Owoicho Adogwa, Shay Behrens, Amanda Sergesketter, Angel Chen, Ankit I Mehta, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley, Isaac O Karikari
BACKGROUND: While there are variations in techniques and surgical approaches to spinal fusion, there is not a defined consensus on a recommended surgical approach. The aim of this study is to determine if there was a difference in intra- and post-operative complication rates between different surgical approaches after elective spinal fusion (≥3 levels) for adult spine deformity. METHODS: The medical records of 443 adult spine deformity patients undergoing elective spinal fusion (≥3) at a major academic institution from 2005 to 2015 were reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435912/one-and-two-level-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-plif-using-an-expandable-stand-alone-interbody-fusion-device-a-varilift-%C3%A2-case-series
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Rebecca Barrett-Tuck, Diana Del Monaco, Jon E Block
BACKGROUND: Surgical interventions such as posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with and without posterior instrumentation are often employed in patients with degenerative spinal conditions that fail to respond to conservative medical management. The VariLift(®) Interbody Fusion System was developed as a stand-alone solution to provide the benefits of an intervertebral fusion device without the requirement of supplemental pedicle screw fixation. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, 25 patients underwent PLIF with a stand-alone VariLift(®) expandable interbody fusion device without adjunctive pedicle screw fixation...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435909/self-assembled-particulate-psaa-as-vaccine-against-streptococcus-pneumoniae-infection
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Majela González-Miro, Laura Rodríguez-Noda, Mildrey Fariñas-Medina, Dagmar García-Rivera, Vicente Vérez-Bencomo, Bernd H A Rehm
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a human pathogen responsible for the majority of childhood pneumonia and media otitis cases worldwide. The diversity of its capsular polysaccharides (CPS) results in more than 91 serotypes of which at least 23 are virulent. Various CPS conjugated to immunogenic carrier proteins are currently licensed and provide protection against the infection caused by the respective serotypes but not against new and emerging virulent serotypes. In this study, we considered the conserved protein antigen PsaA, the pneumococcal surface adhesin A, in order to overcome the limitations of CPS antigens...
April 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434146/differential-regulation-of-h3s10-phosphorylation-mitosis-progression-and-cell-fate-by-aurora-kinase-b-and-c-in-mouse-preimplantation-embryos
#18
Wenzhi Li, Peizhe Wang, Bingjie Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jia Ming, Wei Xie, Jie Na
Coordination of cell division and cell fate is crucial for the successful development of mammalian early embryos. Aurora kinases are evolutionarily conserved serine/threonine kinases and key regulators of mitosis. Aurora kinase B (AurkB) is ubiquitously expressed while Aurora kinase C (AurkC) is specifically expressed in gametes and preimplantation embryos. We found that increasing AurkC level in one blastomere of the 2-cell embryo accelerated cell division and decreasing AurkC level slowed down mitosis. Changing AurkB level had the opposite effect...
April 22, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433838/outcome-of-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-and-radiological-parameters
#19
H Pinson, G Hallaert, P Herregodts, K Everaert, T Couvreur, J Caemaert, J P Kalala, D Van Roost
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to critically evaluate the long-term results of stand-alone anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), without use of rhBMP-2, as a therapeutic option for symptomatic patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD). Furthermore this study intends to identify predictive parameters for anterior lumbar interbody fusion outcome. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study with additional telephone interview to obtain missing data was performed. All patients who underwent a L4-L5 and/or L5-S1 ALIF-procedure in the period between 2006 and 2011 were identified...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431955/the-course-of-modic-vertebral-body-changes-after-posterolateral-lumbar-fusion-on-fused-and-adjacent-levels-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Stella Taylor Portella, Marcus André Acioly
According to the original description by Modic et al., the natural course of bone marrow signal abnormalities is an inexorable, progressive one, however recent evidence has demonstrated in healthy individuals and those suffering from lumbar disc herniation that the course of endplate degenerative changes is rather dynamic and sometimes regressive. The evolution of such changes in lumbar fused segments and adjacent levels is largely unknown. The literature relevant to the course of Modic changes on fused and adjacent levels, as well as its clinical correspondence in patients undergoing posterolateral lumbar fusion was collected...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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