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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336254/colchicine-in-neurosurgery
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Drosos Evangelos, Giakoumettis Dimitrios, Themistocleous S Marios
BACKGROUND: Colchicine is an ancient drug. Many uses have been reported in medical books and reports through the centuries. Currently the understanding of its mechanism of action has opened new horizons to its use. OBJECTIVE: This article aims to discuss the use of colchicine in various neurosurgical conditions. METHODS: A pubmed database and clinical trials search was performed, using the key words "colchicine", "Neurosurgery", "low back pain", "stroke" and glioma"...
January 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333872/effects-and-underlying-mechanisms-of-unstable-shoes-on-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Juan Francisco Lisón, Borja Ortega-Santana, Álvaro Antón-Nogués, Palmy González-Requena, Cristina Vera-Hervás, Julio Doménech-Fernández, Daniel Sánchez-Zuriaga, Pablo Salvador-Coloma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects that wearing unstable shoes has on disability, trunk muscle activity, and lumbar spine range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Orthopedic Surgery Service. PARTICIPANTS: We randomized 40 adults with nonspecific CLBP either to an unstable shoes group ( n = 20) or to the control group ( n = 20). INTERVENTION: The participants in the unstable shoes group were advised to wear these shoes for a minimum of six hours a day for four weeks...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332639/genetic-and-environmental-influences-to-low-back-pain-and-symptoms-of-depression-and-anxiety-a-population-based-twin-study
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Marina B Pinheiro, Jose J Morosoli, Lucía Colodro-Conde, Paulo H Ferreira, Juan R Ordoñana
BACKGROUND: People suffering from chronic pain are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, the mechanisms underlying this relationship remain largely unknown. In light of the moderate to large effects of genetic factors on chronic pain and depression and anxiety, we aimed to estimate the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors to the relationship between these traits. METHODS: Using data from 2139 participants in the Murcia Twin Registry, we employed a bivariate analysis and structural equation modeling to estimate the relative influences of genetics and the environment on the covariation between low back pain and symptoms of depression and anxiety...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327605/does-change-in-isolated-lumbar-extensor-muscle-function-correlate-with-good-clinical-outcome-a-secondary-analysis-of-data-on-change-in-isolated-lumbar-extension-strength-pain-and-disability-in-chronic-low-back-pain
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James Steele, James Fisher, Craig Perrin, Rebecca Conway, Stewart Bruce-Low, Dave Smith
PURPOSE: Secondary analysis of data from studies utilising isolated lumbar extension exercise interventions for correlations among changes in isolated lumbar extension strength, pain, and disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies reporting isolated lumbar extension strength changes were examined for inclusion criteria including: (1) participants with chronic low back pain, (2) intervention ≥ four weeks including isolated lumbar extension exercise, (3) outcome measures including isolated lumbar extension strength, pain (Visual Analogue Scale), and disability (Oswestry Disability Index)...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325937/histopathological-analysis-of-tamoxifen-on-epidural-fibrosis
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Yasar Ozturk, Ismail Bozkurt, Mesut Emre Yaman, Yahya Guvenc, Tolga Tolunay, Deniz Billur, Fatma Kubra Erbay, Salim Senturk, Gokhan Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: Epidural fibrosis is a challenging topic in spinal surgery. This phenomenon constitutes one of the the main reasons behind "post-laminectomy syndrome" or "failed-back surgery syndrome", which leads to persistent back and leg pain in association with compression and/or stretching the nerve root or the dura. The exact mechanism of action in epidural fibrosis is complex and remains uncertain. Excessive deposition of collagen, fibronectin, and dermatan sulfate known as "extracellular matrix", and decrease of tissue cellularity results in epidural fibrosis...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315127/tidemark-avulsions-are-a-predominant-form-of-endplate-irregularity
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Britta Berg-Johansen, Deeptee Jain, Ellen C Liebenberg, Aaron J Fields, Thomas M Link, Conor W O'Neill, Jeffrey C Lotz
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive histologic and MRI study of human cadaveric spines. OBJECTIVE: To identify and characterize common endplate pathologies to form a histologic foundation for an etiology-based classification system. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Irregularities at the spinal disc-vertebra interface are associated with back pain and intervertebral disc herniation injuries. However, there is currently a lack of consensus regarding terminology for classification...
January 8, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314454/neurophysiological-comparison-among-tonic-high-frequency-and-burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-novel-insights-into-spinal-and-brain-mechanisms-of-action
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Tommaso Bocci, Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Davide Barloscio, Laura Parenti, Lara Tollapi, Massimiliano Valeriani, Ferdinando Sartucci
RATIONALE: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective option for neuropathic pain treatment. New technological developments, as high-frequency (HF) and theta burst stimulation (TBS), have shown promising results, although putative mechanisms of action still remain debated. METHODS: thirty patients with lower back pain were enrolled and underwent LF, HF, and TBS. Laser evoked potentials (LEPs) were recorded by using a Nd:YAG laser. Amplitudes and latencies of the main two components (N1, N2/P2) were compared among different experimental sessions...
January 4, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310946/validation-of-lumbar-spine-loading-from-a-musculoskeletal-model-including-the-lower-limbs-and-lumbar-spine
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Jason A Actis, Jasmin D Honegger, Deanna H Gates, Anthony J Petrella, Luis A Nolasco, Anne K Silverman
Low back mechanics are important to quantify to study injury, pain and disability. As in vivo forces are difficult to measure directly, modeling approaches are commonly used to estimate these forces. Validation of model estimates is critical to gain confidence in modeling results across populations of interest, such as people with lower-limb amputation. Motion capture, ground reaction force and electromyographic data were collected from ten participants without an amputation (five male/five female) and five participants with a unilateral transtibial amputation (four male/one female) during trunk-pelvis range of motion trials in flexion/extension, lateral bending and axial rotation...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289565/artifactual-hyperpolarization-during-extracellular-electrical-stimulation-proposed-mechanism-of-high-rate-neuromodulation-disproved
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L Stephen Lesperance, Milad Lankarany, Tianhe C Zhang, Rosana Esteller, Stéphanie Ratté, Steven A Prescott
BACKGROUND: Kilohertz-frequency electric field stimulation (kEFS) applied to the spinal cord can reduce chronic pain without causing the buzzing sensation (paresthesia) associated with activation of dorsal column fibers. This suggests that high-rate spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has a mode of action distinct from conventional, parasthesia-based SCS. A recent study reported that kEFS hyperpolarizes spinal neurons, yet this potentially transformative mode of action contradicts previous evidence that kEFS induces depolarization and was based on patch clamp recordings whose accuracy in the presence of kEFS has not been verified...
December 15, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288862/variability-in-surgical-treatment-of-spondylolisthesis-among-spine-surgeons
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Daniel Lubelski, Vincent Alentado, Seth Williams, Colin O'Rourke, Nancy Obuchowski, Jeffrey C Wang, Michael Steinmetz, Alfred Melillo, Edward Benzel, Michael Modic, Robert Quencer, Thomas Mroz
BACKGROUND: There are a multitude of treatments for low grade lumbar spondylolisthesis. There are no clear guidelines for the optimal approach. OBJECTIVE: To identify the surgical treatment patterns for spondylolisthesis, among United States spine surgeons METHODS: 445 US spine surgeons completed a survey of clinical/radiographic case scenarios on patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis with neurogenic claudication with (S+BP) or without (S-BP) associated mechanical back pain...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284521/exercise-intervention-for-unilateral-amputees-with-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joseph G Wasser, Daniel C Herman, MaryBeth Horodyski, Jason L Zaremski, Brady Tripp, Phillip Page, Kevin R Vincent, Heather K Vincent
BACKGROUND: Atraumatic lower limb amputation is a life-changing event for approximately 185,000 persons in the United States each year. A unilateral amputation is associated with rapid changes to the musculoskeletal system including leg and back muscle atrophy, strength loss, gait asymmetries, differential mechanical joint loading and leg length discrepancies. Even with high-quality medical care and prostheses, amputees still develop secondary musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic low back pain (LBP)...
December 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280231/a-biopsychosocial-understanding-of-lower-back-pain-content-analysis-of-online-information
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N M Black, S J Sullivan, R Mani
OBJECTIVES: (1) To develop a checklist to assess the representation of biopsychosocial lower back pain (LBP) online information; (2) to analyse publicly accessed online LBP information from a Google search for the degree that psychosocial contributors are described alongside the traditional biomedical approach to explaining LBP; (3) whether websites use information on pain biology to educate on LBP; (4) any inaccurate or false information regarding the mechanisms of LBP and; (5) the amount of websites certified by established benchmarks for quality health information...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276462/chiropractic-care-in-the-management-of-inactive-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-series
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Stacey M Cornelson, David Beavers, Allison Harvey, William Hogarth, Norman W Kettner
Objective: This report describes chiropractic management for 3 cases of inactive ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Clinical Features: A 25-year-old woman presented with chronic, mechanical neck pain and stiffness that was ultimately diagnosed as AS. A 23-year-old man presented with chronic low back and left hip pain that was diagnosed as AS. A 31-year-old man with low back pain presented with a known diagnosis of AS. Physical examination in 2 cases failed to identify systemic findings associated with AS...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244235/new-therapy-for-refractory-chronic-mechanical-low-back-pain-restorative-neurostimulation-to-activate-the-lumbar-multifidus-one-year-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-trial
#14
REVIEW
Kristiaan Deckers, Kris De Smedt, Bruce Mitchell, David Vivian, Marc Russo, Peter Georgius, Matthew Green, John Vieceli, Sam Eldabe, Ashish Gulve, Jean-Pierre van Buyten, Iris Smet, Vivek Mehta, Shankar Ramaswamy, Ganesan Baranidharan, Richard Sullivan, Robert Gassin, James Rathmell, Chris Gilligan
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the international multicenter prospective single arm clinical trial was to evaluate restorative neurostimulation eliciting episodic contraction of the lumbar multifidus for treatment of chronic mechanical low back pain (CMLBP) in patients who have failed conventional therapy and are not candidates for surgery or spinal cord stimulation (SCS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-three subjects were implanted with a neurostimulator (ReActiv8, Mainstay Medical Limited, Dublin, Ireland)...
December 15, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240606/genetic-studies-of-human-neuropathic-pain-conditions-a-review
#15
Katerina Zorina-Lichtenwalter, Marc Parisien, Luda Diatchenko
Numerous studies have shown associations between genetic variants and neuropathic pain disorders. Rare monogenic disorders are caused by mutations of substantial effect size in a single gene, whereas common disorders are likely to have a contribution from multiple genetic variants of mild effect size, representing different biological pathways. In this review, we survey the reported genetic contributors to neuropathic pain and submit them for validation in a 150,000-participant sample of the U.K. Biobank cohort...
November 3, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240039/an-overview-of-low-back-pain-and-occupational-exposures-to-whole-body-vibration-and-mechanical-shocks
#16
Massimo Bovenzi, Marianne Schust, Marcella Mauro
This paper offers an overview of the relation of low back pain (LBP) to occupational exposures to whole-body vibration (WBV) and mechanical shocks. LBP is a condition of multifactorial origin and is a very common health problem in the general population. Among occupational risk factors, epidemiological studies of driving occupations have provided evidence for strong associations between LBP and occupational exposures to WBV and mechanical shocks. Since it is hard to separate the contribution of WBV exposure to disorders in the lower back from that of other individual, ergonomic or psychosocial risk factors, a quantitative exposure-response relationship for WBV cannot be outlined precisely...
December 14, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230905/muscle-control-and-non-specific-chronic-low-back-pain
#17
REVIEW
Marc Russo, Kristiaan Deckers, Sam Eldabe, Kyle Kiesel, Chris Gilligan, John Vieceli, Peter Crosby
OBJECTIVES: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the most prevalent of the painful musculoskeletal conditions. CLBP is a heterogeneous condition with many causes and diagnoses, but there are few established therapies with strong evidence of effectiveness (or cost effectiveness). CLBP for which it is not possible to identify any specific cause is often referred to as non-specific chronic LBP (NSCLBP). One type of NSCLBP is continuing and recurrent primarily nociceptive CLBP due to vertebral joint overload subsequent to functional instability of the lumbar spine...
December 12, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226044/neuroanatomy-and-neuropsychology-of-pain
#18
REVIEW
Shehzad Khalid, R Shane Tubbs
We have reviewed here the neuroanatomical and neuropsychological literature of the human brain and have proposed the various pain mechanisms that we currently know of. Essentially when tissue is damaged, peripheral nociceptors are activated continuously and prostanoids are hence produced. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and medications aim to target these prostanoids to treat the inflammatory component of pain. Normal pain tends to have a protective response. It is important for the nervous system to learn and recognize this painful stimulus earlier and quicker with repeated exposure to avoid tissue damage...
October 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222837/low-melt-bioactive-glass-reinforced-3d-printing-akermanite-porous-cages-with-highly-improved-mechanical-properties-for-lumbar-spinal-fusion
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Xiurong Ke, Lei Zhang, Xianyan Yang, Juncheng Wang, Chen Zhuang, Zhouwen Jin, An Liu, Tengfei Zhao, Sanzhong Xu, Changyou Gao, Zhongru Gou, Guojing Yang
Although great strides have been made in medical technology, low back/neck pain and intervertebral disc degeneration initiated from disc degenerative disease remains a clinical challenge. Within the field of regenerative medicine therapy, we have sought to improve the biomechanical transformation of spinal fusion procedures conducted using biodegradable porous implants. Specifically, we have focused on developing mechanically strong bioceramic cages for spinal fusion and functional recovery. Herein we fabricated the akermanite (AKE) ceramic-based porous cages using low-melting bioactive glass (BG) and 3D printing technology...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209204/reward-circuitry-plasticity-in-pain-perception-and-modulation
#20
REVIEW
Marcos F DosSantos, Brenda de Souza Moura, Alexandre F DaSilva
Although pain is a widely known phenomenon and an important clinical symptom that occurs in numerous diseases, its mechanisms are still barely understood. Owing to the scarce information concerning its pathophysiology, particularly what is involved in the transition from an acute state to a chronic condition, pain treatment is frequently unsatisfactory, therefore contributing to the amplification of the chronic pain burden. In fact, pain is an extremely complex experience that demands the recruitment of an intricate set of central nervous system components...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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