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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303561/extraforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-at-the-l5-s1-level-technical-considerations-and-feasibility
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Arthur Robert Kurzbuch, Denis Kaech, Pawel Baranowski, Alicja Baranowska, Didier Recoules-Arche
Background Extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF) surgery is a muscle-sparing approach that allows the treatment of various degenerative spinal diseases. It is technical challenging to perform the ELIF approach at the L5-S1 level because the sacral ala obstructs the view of the intervertebral disk space. Methods We reported earlier on the ELIF technique in which the intervertebral disk is targeted at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the midline. In this article we describe the technical process we developed to overcome the anatomic relation between the sacral ala and the intervertebral disk space L5-S1 that hinders the ELIF approach at this level...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251286/thoracolumbar-kyphosis-is-associated-with-compressive-vertebral-fracture-in-postmenopausal-women
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Y Wei, W Tian, G L Zhang, Y W Lv, G Y Cui
The main aim of this retrospective cross-sectional study was to examine the relationship between vertebral compression fracture and thoracolumbar Cobb angles. Fracture prevalence was found to be significantly higher for patients with moderate [odds ratio (OR) = 4.78 (2.88-7.95)] or severe kyphosis [OR = 10.7 (5.11-22.40)] than for patients with mild kyphosis. The relationship between degree of thoracolumbar kyphosis and vertebral compression fracture was analyzed. INTRODUCTION: The hypothesis that vertebral compression fracture in women is related to thoracolumbar kyphosis severity was tested, and a clinically important cutoff degree of sagittal thoracolumbar Cobb angle (TLCobb) was determined...
March 1, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107234/comparison-between-acrylic-cage-and-polyetheretherketone-peek-cage-in-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Majid R Farrokhi, Zahra Nikoo, Mehrnaz Gholami, Khadijeh Hosseini
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, single-blind randomized-controlled clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To compare polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage with a novel Acrylic cage to find out which fusion cage yielded better clinical outcomes following single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is considered a standard neurosurgical treatment for degenerative diseases of cervical intervertebral disks. There are many options, including bone grafts, bone cement, and spacers made of titanium, carbon fiber, and synthetic materials, used to restore physiological disk height and enhance spinal fusion, but the ideal device, which would provide immediate structural support and subsequent osteointegration and stability, has not been identified yet...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099107/case-238-spontaneous-pneumothorax-secondary-to-intrapulmonary-necrobiotic-rheumatoid-nodule
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Ammar A Chaudhry, Maryam Gul, Abbas A Chaudhry, William Moore
History A 54-year-old white woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who was taking glucocorticoids and methotrexate presented to the emergency department in December with worsening shortness of breath and chest heaviness for 1 week. She reported additional symptoms of weakness, headache, and arthralgia primarily involving her bilateral hands, wrist, ankles, and feet. She denied experiencing fevers, syncope or presyncope, focal neurologic deficits, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, or recent trauma...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059946/comparative-study-of-the-difference-of-perioperative-complication-and-radiologic-results-mis-dlif-minimally-invasive-direct-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-mis-olif-minimally-invasive-oblique-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Jie Jin, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jung-Woo Hur, Ji-Hoon Seong, Jin-Sung Kim, Hyun-Jin Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observatory analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of perioperative complication, difference of cage location, and sagittal alignment between minimally invasive oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-OLIF) and MIS-direct lateral lumbar interbody fusion (DLIF) in the cases of single-level surgery at L4-L5. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MIS-DLIF using tubular retractor has been used for the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases; however, blunt transpsoas dissection poses a risk of injury to the lumbar plexus...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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/27994787/long-term-outcomes-of-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-using-stand-alone-ray-threaded-cage-for-degenerative-disk-disease-a-20-year-follow-up
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Saleh S Baeesa, Belen G Medrano, David C Noriega
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To analyze outcomes of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) stand-alone cages. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: PLIF for degenerative disk disease using stand-alone cages has lost its popularity owing to implant-related complications and pseudoarthrosis. METHODS: We analyzed the records of 45 patients (18 women, 27 men), operated between January 1994 and December 1996, with a mean follow-up of 18 years 3 months (20 years 3 months-22 years 3 months)...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939747/maximum-pain-on-visual-analog-scales-in-spinal-disorders
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Caleb J Behrend, Etienne M Schönbach, Alexander R Vaccaro, Ellen Coyne, Mark L Prasarn, Glenn R Rechtine
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Determining pain intensity is largely dependent on the patient's report. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that patients initially reporting a pain score of 10 out of 10 on the visual analog scale (VAS) would experience symptom improvement to a degree similar to patients reporting milder pain. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective chart review. PATIENT SAMPLE: A total of 6,779 patients seeking care for spinal disorders were included in the study...
December 6, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901415/burden-of-surgical-site-infections-associated-with-select-spine-operations-and-involvement-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Harshila Patel, Hanane Khoury, Douglas Girgenti, Sharon Welner, Holly Yu
BACKGROUND: Spine operations may be indicated for treatment of diseases including vertebral injuries, degenerative spinal conditions, disk disease, spinal misalignments, or malformations. Surgical site infection (SSI) is a clinically important complication of spine surgery. Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a leading cause of post-spinal SSIs. METHODS: PubMed and applicable infectious disease conference proceedings were searched to identify relevant published studies...
November 30, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879511/c2-c3-anterior-cervical-fusion-technical-report
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Michael A Finn, Joel D MacDonald
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of patients at a university hospital. OBJECTIVE: To describe the anterior approach for cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) at C2-C3 level and evaluate its suitability for treatment of instability and degenerative disease in this region. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The anterior approach is commonly used for ACDF in the lower cervical spine but is used less often in the high cervical spine. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a database of consecutive cervical spine surgeries performed at our institution to identify patients who underwent ACDF at the C2-C3 level during a 10-year period...
December 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807886/the-expression-of-cytokine-and-its-significance-for-the-intervertebral-disks-of-kazakhs
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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/27761804/the-presence-of-the-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-isoform-in-the-intervertebral-disk
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Vitor Castania, Ana Carolina Issy, João Walter Silveira, Frederico Rogério Ferreira, Simoneide S Titze-de-Almeida, Fernando F B Resende, Nádia Rubia Ferreira, Ricardo Titze-de-Almeida, Helton L A Defino, Elaine Del Bel
Intervertebral disk degeneration is a progressive and debilitating disease with multifactorial causes. Nitric oxide (NO) might contribute to the cell death pathway. We evaluated the presence of the constitutive form of the neuronal NOS (nNOS) in both health and degenerated intervertebral disk through qPCR and immunohistochemistry. We also analyzed the potential role of nNOS modulation in the tail needle puncture model of intervertebral disk degeneration. Male Wistar rats were submitted to percutaneous disk puncture with a 21-gauge needle of coccygeal vertebras...
January 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755643/neck-pain-preoperative-opioids-and-functionality-after-cervical-fusion
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Mhamad Faour, Joshua T Anderson, Arnold R Haas, Rick Percy, Stephen T Woods, Uri M Ahn, Nicholas U Ahn
The use of opioids among patients with workers' compensation claims is associated with tremendous costs, especially for patients who undergo spinal surgery. This study compared return-to-work rates after single-level cervical fusion for degenerative disk disease between patients who received opioids before surgery and patients who underwent fusion with no previous opioid use. All study subjects qualified for workers' compensation benefits for injuries sustained at work between 1993 and 2011. The study population included 281 subjects who underwent single-level cervical fusion for degenerative disk disease with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, and Current Procedural Terminology code algorithms...
October 18, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718100/erratum-to-a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-phase-i-ii-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-safety-and-efficacy-of-novocart-disk-plus-autologous-disk-chondrocyte-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-nucleotomized-and-degenerative-lumbar-disks-to-avoid-secondary-disease
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Anja Tschugg, Michael Diepers, Simone Steinert, Felix Michnacs, Sebastian Quirbach, Martin Strowitzki, Hans Jörg Meisel, Claudius Thomé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684084/spondylolysis-and-end-plate-arthrosis-at-l5-s1-a-cadaveric-study
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Peter T McCunniff, Hojun Yoo, Charles Yu, Navkirat S Bajwa, Jason O Toy, Uri M Ahn, Nicholas Ahn
This study examined the effect of bilateral and unilateral L5 pars defects on the degree of disk degeneration at the L5-S1 level in cadaveric specimens. An observational study was performed of 690 cadaveric specimens selected at random. These specimens represent individuals who died between 1893 and 1938. The study included 558 male and 132 female cadavers. Of the 120 specimens with L5 spondylolysis, 95 cases were bilateral and 25 were unilateral. The remaining 544 specimens were used as the control cohort...
September 29, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661661/intervertebral-disc-repair-by-allogeneic-mesenchymal-bone-marrow-cells-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David C Noriega, Francisco Ardura, Ruben Hernández-Ramajo, Miguel Angel Martín-Ferrero, Israel Sánchez-Lite, Borja Toribio, Mercedes Alberca, Veronica García, José Maria Moraleda, Ana Sánchez, Javier García-Sancho
BACKGROUND: Degenerative disc disease often causes severe low-back pain, a public health problem with huge economic and life quality impact. Chronic cases often require surgery, which may lead to biomechanical problems and accelerated degeneration of the adjacent segments. Autologous mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) treatments have shown feasibility, safety and strong indications of clinical efficacy. We present here a randomized, controlled trial using allogeneic MSC, which are logistically more convenient than autologous cells...
September 21, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630802/a-novel-minimally-invasive-approach-to-repair-degenerative-disk-disease-in-an-ovine-model-using-injectable-polymethyl-methacrylate-and-bovine-collagen-pmma-bc
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Reid Hoshide, Erica Feldman, Anisha Narayan, William Taylor
BACKGROUND: The natural, inflammatory repair processes of an injured intervertebral degenerative disc can propagate further injury and destruction. While there are many different treatment modalities of the pain related to degenerative disc disease, none are actually reparative in nature. Treatment strategies to repair a degenerative disc without inducing a destructive inflammatory milieu have been elusive.  PURPOSE: The purpose of this experiment is to discover the feasibility of reconstructing an injured intervertebral disc using an injected, inert polymer as the foundation for endogenous collagen growth...
August 8, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623300/degenerative-spondylolisthesis-in-the-fifth-lumbar-vertebra-and-radiographic-parameters-a-correlation-analysis
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Qian Chen, Lu Cao, Chong Bian, Hui-Ren Wang, Hong Lin, Xi-Lei Li, Yun-Qi Jiang, Jian Dong
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the relationships between degenerative spondylolisthesis in the fifth lumbar vertebra (L5-DS) and radiographic parameters and to further determine the radiographic predictors of the development of L5-DS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) is a common degenerative disease of the spine; however, the correlations between L5-DS and radiographic parameters remain controversial...
September 10, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593792/a-rehabilitation-protocol-for-patients-with-lumbar-degenerative-disk-disease
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Nazan Canbulat, Tunc Oktenoglu, Yaprak Ataker, Mehdi Sasani, Omur Ercelen, Onder Cerezci, Tuncer Suzer, Ali Fahir Ozer
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of the rehabilitation protocol on the patients with lumbar degenerative disk disease after posterior transpedicular dynamic stabilization (PTDS) surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients (N:50) with single level lumbar degenerative disk disease were recruited for this study. Patients had PTDS surgery with hinged screws. A rehabilitation program was applied for all patients. Phase 1 was the preoperative evaluation phase. Phase 2 (active rest phase) was the first 6 weeks after surgery...
December 28, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591062/feasibility-and-accuracy-of-new-insertion-technique-of-s1-transpedicular-screw-computed-tomography-based-morphometric-analysis
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Łukasz Kubaszewski, Grzegorz Miękisiak, Andrzej Nowakowski, Celina Pezowicz, Grzegorz Bajor, Zdzisław Kiełbowicz, Wojciech Kinda, Magdalena Wojtków, Jacek Kaczmarczyk
OBJECTIVE: To assess feasibility and accuracy of a new insertion technique of S1 transpedicular screw. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Transpedicular stabilization in the first sacral vertebra (S1) is a technically demanding surgical procedure with inherent risk of loosening of the implant. A modification of the technique was recently proposed, along with the analytical verification which was performed based on the available literature. In the study, we performed radiological assessment of screws inserted into the S1 using the classical and modified techniques...
2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
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