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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643917/estrogen-receptor-alpha-mediates-mandibular-condylar-cartilage-growth-in-male-mice
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J L Robinson, V Gupta, P Soria, E Clanaman, S Gurbarg, M Xu, J Chen, S Wadhwa
OBJECTIVES: In the appendicular skeleton, estrogen via ERα signalling has been shown to mediate endochondral growth plate fusion in both males and females. However, the role of ERα in mediating growth of the mandibular condylar cartilage is unknown. Thus, this study focuses on the characterization of the mandibular condylar cartilage phenotype in young and adult male ERαKO mice. SETTING: Columbia University Medical Center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: WT and ERαKO C57BL/6 male mice were sacrificed at 49 days or 9 months for phenotypic analysis...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637120/is-tutobone-an-efficient-alternative-to-other-implants-used-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgeries
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Savithru Kumar Prakash, Nitin Mukerji, Fredrik Prem Nath
BACKGROUND: The graft site morbidity following iliac crest harvesting is significant. To overcome this, different bone substitutes like coral dowels, solvent dissolved bovine/human bone substitutes, and carbon fiber/titanium cages have been used. This study was undertaken to assess the postoperative radiological fusion rates and symptom relief in patients who had Tutobone used as an interbody spacer compared to autologous bone graft (ABG), cages, surgibone and coral dowels. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631069/-s2-ala-iliac-screws-for-extended-pelvic-fixation-in-longer-lumbar-instrumentations-description-of-a-freehand-technique
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F Lattig, S Weckbach
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the rate of implant failures at the lumbosacral junction in polysegmental lumbar fusions. INDICATIONS: Spinal fusion with deformity correction including L5/S1, revision surgery for pseudoarthrosis L5/S1, screw pull-out and pedicle fractures in S1, and S1/S2 fractures after polysegmental fusions. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Osteosynthesis of complex pelvic ring fractures, tumors of the ilium. Relative contraindication: infection, to avoid contamination of the iliosacral joint...
June 19, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625909/multilevel-acdf-with-zero-profile-devices-analysis-of-safety-and-feasibility-with-a-focus-on-sagittal-alignment-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcome-a-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vincenzo Albanese, Francesco Certo, Massimiliano Visocchi, Giuseppe Mv Barbagallo
BACKGROUND: In multilevel degenerative conditions posterior approaches are often preferred, but anterior approaches provide comparable clinical results and better alignment. Anterior plating entails higher rates of soft tissue injuries and dysphagia, particularly in multilevel cases. This study evaluates efficacy and safety of zero-profile devices in three and four-level ACDF, analyzing patients' clinical and radiological long-term outcome. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 24 patients with cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy (CSM), who underwent three and four-level ACDF with Zero-P device...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624565/a-case-of-laterally-extended-high-positioned-chordoma-treated-using-the-high-cervical-retropharyngeal-approach
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Kiyoshi Ito, Takuya Nakamura, Tatsuro Aoyama, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Hongo
BACKGROUND: Several surgical approaches for the treatment of pathologies of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) and high cervical regions have been reported. For the best postoperative results, selection of a surgical route to treat such pathologies should be based on a complete understanding of the approach. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here, we describe the case of a 64-year-old woman who presented with a 5-year history of motor and sensory disturbances in her right upper extremity...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605194/discovery-of-two-bacterial-nitric-oxide-responsive-proteins-and-their-roles-in-bacterial-biofilm-regulation
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Sajjad Hossain, Lisa-Marie Nisbett, Elizabeth M Boon
Bacterial biofilms form when bacteria adhere to a surface and produce an exopolysaccharide matrix ( Costerton Science 1999 , 284 , 1318 ; Davies Science 1998 , 280 , 295 ; Flemming Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 2010 , 8 , 623 ). Because biofilms are resistant to antibiotics, they are problematic in many aspects of human health and welfare, causing, for instance, persistent fouling of medical implants such as catheters and artificial joints ( Brunetto Chimia 2008 , 62 , 249 ). They are responsible for chronic infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients and in open wounds, such as those associated with burns and diabetes...
June 12, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604508/symptomatic-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-for-single-level-degenerative-disk-disease
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Roland D Donk, Wim I M Verhagen, Allard J F Hosman, Andre Verbeek, Ronald H M A Bartels
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort of 142 patients underwent either anterior cervical discectomy alone, anterior cervical discectomy with fusion by cage stand-alone, or anterior cervical discectomy with arthroplasty. We then followed up on their condition for a mean of 9.1±1.9 years (5.6-12.2 y) later. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the annual rate of clinically symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASD) and to analyze predictive factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Until recent, ASD has been predominantly evaluated radiologically...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604488/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-outcomes-over-10-years-a-prospective-study
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Glenn R Buttermann
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with >10-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term, >10-year, clinical outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and to compare outcomes based on primary diagnosis of disc herniation; stenosis or advanced degenerative disc disease (DDD); number of levels treated; and preexisting adjacent level degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is a proven treatment for patients with stenosis and disc herniation and results in significantly improved short- and intermediate-term outcomes...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591709/fusion-between-m2-macrophages-and-cancer-cells-results-in-a-subpopulation-of-radioresistant-cells-with-enhanced-dna-repair-capacity
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Annelie Lindström, Kristine Midtbö, Lars-Gunnar Arnesson, Stina Garvin, Ivan Shabo
Cell fusion is a natural biological process in normal development and tissue regeneration. Fusion between cancer cells and macrophages results in hybrids that acquire genetic and phenotypic characteristics from both maternal cells. There is a growing body of in vitro and in vivo data indicating that this process also occurs in solid tumors and may play a significant role in tumor progression. However, investigations of the response of macrophage:cancer cell hybrids to radiotherapy have been lacking. In this study, macrophage:MCF-7 hybrids were generated by spontaneous in vitro cell fusion...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589334/are-there-differences-in-gait-mechanics-in-patients-with-a-fixed-versus-mobile-bearing-total-ankle-arthroplasty-a-randomized-trial
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Robin M Queen, Christopher T Franck, Daniel Schmitt, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is an alternative to arthrodesis, but no randomized trial has examined whether a fixed bearing or mobile bearing implant provides improved gait mechanics. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We wished to determine if fixed- or mobile-bearing TAA results in a larger improvement in pain scores and gait mechanics from before surgery to 1 year after surgery, and to quantify differences in outcomes using statistical analysis and report the standardized effect sizes for such comparisons...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582418/an-in-vivo-comparison-study-in-goats-for-a-novel-motion-preserving-cervical-joint-system
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Jie Qin, Chenguang Zhao, Dong Wang, Bo Zhao, Jun Dong, Haopeng Li, Rongxia Sang, Shuang Wang, Jiao Fu, Rangrang Kong, Xijing He
Cervical degenerative disease is one of the most common spinal disorders worldwide, especially in older people. Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) is a useful method for the surgical treatment of multi-level cervical degenerative disease. Anterior cervical disc replacement (ACDR) is considered as an alternative surgical method. However, both methods have drawbacks, particularly the neck motion decrease observed after arthrodesis, and arthroplasty should only be performed on patients presenting with cervical disc disease but without any vertebral body disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575979/live-cell-biosensor-for-assessment-of-adhesion-qualities-of-biomaterials
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Svetlana I Ivanova, Stoyan Chakarov, Albena Momchilova, Roumen Pankov
The present study describes a live-cell biosensor, suitable for general evaluation of adhesion qualities of different substrates. It is based on NIH/3T3 fibroblast cell line stably expressing fusion fluorescently tagged proteins mCherry-vinculin and GFP-tensin as quantifiable markers for assessment not only of focal but also of fibrillar contacts. Four measurable parameters - spreading, polarization and development of focal and fibrillar adhesions were used to standardize the adhesion of biosensor cells after plating on five substrates of natural origin - fibronectin, vitronectin, laminin-111, laminin-521 and collagen type I...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572662/discovery-of-a-polystyrene-binding-peptide-isolated-from-phage-display-library-and-its-application-in-peptide-immobilization
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Xu Qiang, Keyong Sun, Lijun Xing, Yifeng Xu, Hong Wang, Zhengpin Zhou, Juan Zhang, Fang Zhang, Bilgen Caliskan, Min Wang, Zheng Qiu
Phage peptide display is a powerful technique for discovery of various target-specific ligands. However, target-unrelated peptides can often be obtained and cause ambiguous results. Peptide PB-TUP has been isolated repeatedly in our laboratory on different targets and we conducted a research on PB-TUP phage to investigate their binding properties and rate of propagation. ELISA and phage recovery assay demonstrated that PB-TUP phage had a significant superior affinity to polystyrene solid surface compared with control phage clones...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559077/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-postoperative-adjacent-segment-degeneration-following-anterior-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-degenerative-disorders-of-the-cervical-spine
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Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Dalong Yang, Sidong Yang, Wenyuan Ding
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors of postoperative adjacent segment degeneration following anterior decompression and instrumented fusion for degenerative disorders of the cervical spine, and hope to provide references in decision making and surgical planning for spinal surgeons. METHODS: By retrieving the medical records from January 2005 to September 2011, 283 patients were retrospectively reviewed. According to the occurrence of adjacent segment degeneration at follow up, patients were divided into two groups: ASD group and no ASD group...
May 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559068/vitom-%C3%A2-3d-for-exoscopic-neurosurgery-initial-experience-in-cranial-and-spinal-procedures
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Joachim M Oertel, Benedikt W Burkhardt
BACKGROUND: In this manuscript the authors describe the application of a new exoscope which offers three-dimensional (3D) visualization in cranial and spinal neurosurgery in detail. METHODS: Five cranial and eleven spinal procedures were performed using a 3D-exoscope. Instrument handling, repositioning of the exoscope, handling of the image control unit, the adjustment of magnification and focal length, the depth perception, the image quality, the illumination, and the comfort level of the posture during the procedure were assessed via a questionnaire...
May 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552836/an-original-fibular-shortening-osteotomy-technique-in-tibiotalar-arthrodesis
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Nazim Mehdi, Alessio Bernasconi, Julien Laborde, François Lintz
Tibiotalar arthrodesis (TTA) is the gold-standard treatment for advanced ankle osteoarthritis. We describe an original fibular shortening osteotomy (FSO) performed during TTA, to allow complete talar ascension and reduce the non-union rate. Forty-two FSOs were associated to TTA (19 fixed by cross-screwing and 23 by anatomic plates), and assessed clinically and radiographically. At 24.7 months' follow-up, fusion rates were 97.6% for TTA and 100% for FSO, with mean fusion time of 5.2 months. One infection and 1 non-union (4...
May 25, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542501/a-rho-associated-coiled-coil-containing-kinases-rock-inhibitor-y-27632-enhances-adhesion-viability-and-differentiation-of-human-term-placenta-derived-trophoblasts-in-vitro
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Kenichiro Motomura, Naoko Okada, Hideaki Morita, Mariko Hara, Masato Tamari, Keisuke Orimo, Go Matsuda, Ken-Ichi Imadome, Akio Matsuda, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Mikiya Fujieda, Haruhiko Sago, Hirohisa Saito, Kenji Matsumoto
Although human term placenta-derived primary cytotrophoblasts (pCTBs) represent a good human syncytiotrophoblast (STB) model, in vitro culture of pCTBs is not always easily accomplished. Y-27632, a specific inhibitor of Rho-associated coiled-coil containing kinases (ROCK), reportedly prevented apoptosis and improved cell-to-substrate adhesion and culture stability of dissociated cultured human embryonic stem cells and human corneal endothelial cells. The Rho kinase pathway regulates various kinds of cell behavior, some of which are involved in pCTB adhesion and differentiation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535008/how-much-medium-do-you-use-for-cell-culture-medium-volume-influences-mineralization-and-osteoclastogenesis-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Yoshitaka Yoshimura, Takashi Kikuiri, Tomokazu Hasegawa, Mino Matsuno, Hajime Minamikawa, Yoshiaki Deyama, Kuniaki Suzuki
Bone is maintained by a balance between bone formation and resorption. This remodeling is controlled by a wide variety of systemic and local factors including hormones, cytokines and mechanical stresses. The present in vitro study examined the impact of medium volume, using 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 ml/well in a 24‑well plate, on the differentiation of osteoblasts and osteoclasts. There were no differences in the alkaline phosphatase activity of osteoblasts amongst the groups; however, the area of mineral deposition was decreased in a media volume‑dependent manner...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526640/zero-profile-spacer-versus-cage-plate-construct-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Min-Ji Tong, Guang-Heng Xiang, Zi-Li He, De-Heng Chen, Qian Tang, Hua-Zi Xu, Nai-Feng Tian
BACKGROUD: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with plate-screw construct has been gradually applied for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) in recent years. However, long cervical plate was associated with complications including breakage or loosening of plate and screws, trachea-esophageal injury, neurovascular injury, and postoperative dysphagia. To reduce these complications, the zero-profile spacer has been introduced. This meta-analysis was performed to compared the clinical and radiological outcomes of zero-profile spacer versus cage-plate construct for the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy...
May 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525489/minimum-5-year-follow-up-results-for-occipitocervical-fusion-using-the-screw-rod-system-in-craniocervical-instability
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Kei Ando, Shiro Imagama, Zenya Ito, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideki Yagi, Ryuichi Shinjo, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Yoshimoto Ishikawa, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of patients who had undergone occipitocervical (OC) fusion using pedicle screws and rods over a minimum 5-year follow-up. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few studies have evaluated occipitocervical (OC) fusion using pedicle screws and rods for long-term follow-up. METHODS: Twenty-seven consecutive patients treated underwent posterior OC fusion using pedicle screws and rods over a minimum 5-year follow-up...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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