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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338574/rigid-occipitocervical-instrumented-fusion-for-atlantoaxial-instability-in-an-18-month-old-toddler-with-brachytelephalangic-chondrodysplasia-punctata-a-case-report
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Hiroki Oba, Jun Takahashi, Kyoko Takano, Yuji Inaba, Mitsuo Motobayashi, Gen Nishimura, Shugo Kuraishi, Masayuki Shimizu, Shota Ikegami, Toshimasa Futatsugi, Masashi Uehara, Tomoki Kosho, Hiroyuki Kato, Koki Uno
STUDY DESIGN: Case report OBJECTIVE.: We report here on an 18-month-old boy with brachytelephalangic chondrodysplasia punctata (BCDP), whose atlantoaxial instability was successfully managed with occipitocervical instrumented fusion (OCF) using screw and rod instrumentations. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recently, there have been a number of reports on BCDP with early onset of cervical myelopathy. Surgical OCF is a vital intervention to salvage affected individuals from the life-threatening morbidity...
March 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338450/postoperative-quality-of-life-assessment-in-patients-with-spine-metastases-treated-with-long-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation
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Florian Bernard, Jean-Michel Lemée, Olivier Lucas, Philippe Menei
OBJECTIVE In recent decades, progress in the medical management of cancer has been significant, resulting in considerable extension of survival for patients with metastatic disease. This has, in turn, led to increased attention to the optimal surgical management of bone lesions, including metastases to the spine. In addition, there has been a shift in focus toward improving quality of life and reducing hospital stay for these patients, and many minimally invasive techniques have been introduced with the aim of reducing the morbidity associated with more traditional open approaches...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327114/study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-clinical-and-radiological-results-after-three-different-posterior-decompression-techniques-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-the-spinal-stenosis-trial-sst-part-of-the-nordsten-study
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Erland Hermansen, Ivar Magne Austevoll, Ulla Kristina Romild, Frode Rekeland, Tore Solberg, Kjersti Storheim, Oliver Grundnes, Jørn Aaen, Jens Ivar Brox, Christian Hellum, Kari Indrekvam
BACKGROUND: There are several posterior decompression techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). There is a trend towards performing less invasive surgical procedures, but no multicentre randomized controlled trials have evaluated the relative efficacy of these techniques at short and long-term. METHOD/DESIGN: A multicentre randomized controlled trial [the Spinal Stenosis Trial (SST) (part of the NORDSTEN study)] including 465 patients aged 18-80 years with neurogenic claudication or radiating pain and MRI findings indicating lumbar spinal stenosis without spondylolisthesis is performed to compare three posterior decompression techniques: unilateral laminotomy with crossover, bilateral laminotomy and spinous process osteotomy...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323696/a-new-angled-chisel-for-microendoscopic-decompressive-laminotomy
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Shu Nakamura, Motohide Shibayama, Fujio Ito, Yasushi Miura
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective comparative series study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to describe a new angled chisel (NAC) that facilitates the osteotomy in microendoscopic decompressive laminotomy (MEDL), and to analyze the clinical and radiologic outcomes using the tool. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MEDL for lumbar spinal stenosis is a minimally invasive surgery. The paraspinous unilateral approach for bilateral decompression can preserve the posterior structure better than other methods...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320892/sepiapterin-reductase-gene-disrupted-mice-suffer-from-hypertension-with-fluctuation-and-bradycardia
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Chiho Sumi-Ichinose, Yui Suganuma, Taiki Kano, Noriko Ihira, Hiroko Nomura, Kazuhisa Ikemoto, Tadayoshi Hata, Setsuko Katoh, Hiroshi Ichinose, Kazunao Kondo
(6R)-l-erythro-5,6,7,8-Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is an essential cofactor for monoamine and nitric oxide (NO) production. Sepiapterin reductase (SPR) catalyzes the final step in BH4 biosynthesis. We analyzed the cardiovascular function of adult Spr gene-disrupted (Spr(-/-)) mice for the first time. After weaning, Spr(-/-) mice suffered from hypertension with fluctuation and bradycardia, while the monoamine contents in these mice were less than 10% of those in the wild-type mice as a result of BH4 depletion...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320256/internal-decompression-for-spinal-stenosis-idss-for-decompression-and-use-of-interlaminar-dynamic-device-coflextm-for-stabilization-in-the-surgical-management-of-degenerative-lumbar-canal-stenosis-with-or-without-mild-segmental-instability-our-initial-results
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Sumeet G Pawar, Arjun Dhar, Apurva Prasad, Satyashiva Munjal, P S Ramani
INTRODUCTION: Internal decompression of spinal stenosis (IDSS) and Posterior dynamic stabilization (PDS) form a bridge between decompression laminectomy alone and rigid fusion, by attempting to sustain beneficial effects of decompression and stabilization in an attempt to prevent bad effects of relentless degeneration. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome in operated patient of posterior dynamic stabilization. DESIGN: Data were collected over 1 year in prospective, nonrandomized follow-up study using outcome scales...
March 21, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320028/extent-of-decompression-of-lumbar-spinal-canal-after-endoscopic-surgery
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Naresh Kumar Dewanngan, Yad Ram Yadav, Vijay Singh Parihar, Shailendra Ratre, Yatin Kher, Pushpraj Bhatele
Introduction Endoscopic techniques are being used in lumbar disk disease and lumbar canal stenosis to decompress the spinal canal. The present study analyzed pre- and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of the lumbar canal. Material and Methods This was a prospective study of 30 lumbar levels. Patients < 18 years of age with unilateral compression, previous surgery at the same level, and spinal instability were excluded. Endoscopic posterior decompression was used. Pre- and postoperative MRIs of all the patients were performed...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304240/posterior-arch-c-1-screw-technique-a-cadaveric-comparison-study
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Marc Moisi, Christian Fisahn, Lara Tkachenko, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Stephen Reintjes, Peter Grunert, Daniel C Norvell, R Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, David W Newell, Peter Nora, Rod J Oskouian, Jens Chapman
OBJECTIVE Posterior atlantoaxial stabilization and fusion using C-1 lateral mass screw fixation has become commonly used in the treatment of instability and for reconstructive indications since its introduction by Goel and Laheri in 1994 and modification by Harms in 2001. Placement of such lateral mass screws can be challenging because of the proximity to the spinal cord, vertebral artery, an extensive venous plexus, and the C-2 nerve root, which overlies the designated starting point on the posterior center of the lateral mass...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303210/stereotactic-spine-radiosurgery-review-of-safety-and-efficacy-with-respect-to-dose-and-fractionation
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REVIEW
Michael Huo, Arjun Sahgal, David Pryor, Kristin Redmond, Simon Lo, Matthew Foote
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging treatment option for spinal metastases with demonstrated efficacy in the upfront, postoperative, and re-treatment settings, as well as for tumor histologies considered radioresistant. Uncertainty exists regarding the optimal dose and fractionation schedule, with single and multifraction regimens commonly utilized. METHODS: A literature search of the PubMed and Medline databases was conducted to identify papers specific to spine SBRT and the effect of varying dose/fractionation regimens on outcomes...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278758/chondrotinase-abc-i-thermal-stability-is-enhanced-by-site-directed-mutagenesis-a-molecular-dynamic-simulations-approach
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Kowsar Bagherzadeh, Monireh Maleki, Abolfazl Golestani, Khosro Khajeh, Massoud Amanlou
Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) are potent inhibitors of growth in the adult central nervous system. Use of the enzyme chondroitinase ABC I (ChABC I) as a strategy to reduce CSPG inhibition in experimental models of spinal cord injury has led to observations of its remarkable capacity for repair. More importantly, ChABC therapy has been demonstrated to promote significant recovery of function to spinal injured animals. Despite this incomparable function of ChABC I, its clinical application has been limited because of its thermal instability as reported in the literature...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267911/-360-degrees-instrumentation-for-cervical-instability-due-to-metastatic-bone-disease-case-report
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J E Vargas-Jasso, M A Clara-Altamirano, G Reyes-Soto, M Cuéllar-Hubbe, J A Mejía-Pérez
INTRODUCTION: The spine is the most common site for bone metastases; being the breast, prostate and lung cancer which have most affected. The thoracic spine is involved in 70% of cases, followed by the lumbar and cervical region. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a 59 years old female diagnosed with breast adenocarcinoma and metastatic bone disease in cervical spine C2, C3 level and instability of that segment because of a compression fracture of C3 greater than 80% without invasion of the spinal canal, she begins with paresthesias of upper limbs...
July 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264589/minimally-invasive-spinal-surgery-for-the-management-of-symptomatic-spinal-metastasis
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Abdulkader Hamad, Leonidas Vachtsevanos, Andrew Cattell, Matthew Ockendon, Birender Balain
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic metastatic spinal disease is on the increase. Minimally invasive spinal surgery has been associated with a lower complication profile when compared to traditional open methods; however there is paucity of literature evaluating the place of percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF) in the management of spinal metastases. The purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) using PPSF with or without mini-decompression in the management of symptomatic spinal metastases...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259231/zika-virus-meningoencephalitis-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Pedro V Schwartzmann, Leandra N Z Ramalho, Luciano Neder, Fernando C Vilar, Sílvia M Ayub-Ferreira, Marília F Romeiro, Osvaldo M Takayanagui, Antonio C Dos Santos, André Schmidt, Luiz T M Figueiredo, Ross Arena, Marcus V Simões
The World Health Organization considers the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in the Americas a global public health emergency. The neurologic complications due to ZIKV infection comprise microcephaly, meningoencephalitis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome. We describe a fatal case of an adult patient receiving an immunosuppressive regimen following heart transplant. The patient was admitted with acute neurologic impairment and experienced progressive hemodynamic instability and mental deterioration that finally culminated in death...
March 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258417/utility-of-the-clivo-axial-angle-in-assessing-brainstem-deformity-pilot-study-and-literature-review
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Fraser C Henderson, Fraser C Henderson, William A Wilson, Alexander S Mark, Myles Koby
There is growing recognition of the kyphotic clivo-axial angle (CXA) as an index of risk of brainstem deformity and craniocervical instability. This review of literature and prospective pilot study is the first to address the potential correlation between correction of the pathological CXA and postoperative clinical outcome. The CXA is a useful sentinel to alert the radiologist and surgeon to the possibility of brainstem deformity or instability. Ten adult subjects with ventral brainstem compression, radiographically manifest as a kyphotic CXA, underwent correction of deformity (normalization of the CXA) prior to fusion and occipito-cervical stabilization...
March 3, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258287/-trisegmental-fusion-by-vertebral-body-replacement-outcome-following-traumatic-multisegmental-fractures-of-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine
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Michael Kreinest, Dorothee Schmahl, Paul A Grützner, Stefan Matschke
BACKGROUND: Around 5% of all trauma patients suffer from spinal trauma. Spinal fractures are mainly located in the thoracic and lumbar spine. For multisegmental vertebral fractures categorized as instable, combined dorsal instrumentation and ventral stabilization is recommended. Numerous vertebral body replacement systems are available for ventral stabilization. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to analyze radiological results following the implantation of a hydraulic expandable vertebral body replacement and the evaluation of patients' outcome three years after implantation...
March 3, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254542/role-of-atlantoaxial-and-subaxial-spinal-instability-in-pathogenesis-of-spinal-degeneration-related-cervical-kyphosis
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Atul Goel, Amol Kaswa, Abhidha Shah
AIM: The role of subaxial and atlantoaxial instability in the pathogenesis of 'degeneration' related cervical kyphosis is evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During the period 2013 to 2016, the authors treated 21 patients having cervical kyphosis that was related to degenerative spinal disease. The patients presented with symptoms related to cervical myelopathy. Kyphosis was diagnosed on the basis of described radiological parameters. The patients were divided into three groups...
February 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253920/radiation-induced-toxicity-after-image-guided-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-versus-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-spinal-bone-metastases-iron-1-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Eva Meyerhof, Tanja Sprave, Stefan Ezechiel Welte, Nils H Nicolay, Robert Förster, Tilman Bostel, Thomas Bruckner, Ingmar Schlampp, Jürgen Debus, Harald Rief
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) of bone metastases provides an important treatment approach in palliative care treatment concepts. As a consequence of treatment, the extent of radiation-induced toxicity is a crucial feature with consequences to a patient's quality of life. In this context this study aims at reducing the extent of radiation-induced side effects and toxicity by assuming a better sparing of normal tissue with the use of intensity-modulated instead of conventionally delivered external beam radiotherapy...
March 3, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250632/treatment-of-idiopathic-syrinx-by-atlantoaxial-fixation-report-of-an-experience-with-nine-cases
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Abhidha Shah, Prashant Sathe, Manoj Patil, Atul Goel
OBJECTIVE: The authors evaluate the significance of atlantoaxial instability in the management of idiopathic syringomyelia. BACKGROUND: We recently observed that atlantoaxial dislocation can be present even when the atlantodental interval was within normal range. Atlantoaxial instability can be identified on the basis of facetal mal-alignment or even by direct observation of status of joint during surgery. Our observations are discussed in nine patients where we identified and treated atlantoaxial instability in cases that would otherwise be considered as having "idiopathic" syrinx...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244906/role-of-weekly-teriparatide-administration-in-osseous-union-enhancement-within-six-months-after-posterior-or-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-osteoporosis-associated-lumbar-degenerative-disorders-a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Shigeto Ebata, Jun Takahashi, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Keijiro Mukaiyama, Yukihiro Isogai, Tetsuro Ohba, Yosuke Shibata, Toshiyuki Ojima, Zentaro Yamagata, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Hirotaka Haro
BACKGROUND: For elderly patients, posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is usually performed to treat lumbar degenerative diseases. However, some patients exhibit pseudarthrosis following such procedures. The anabolic agent teriparatide is an approved treatment for promoting bone formation in osteoporotic patients. Our multicenter, prospective randomized study assessed the role of once-weekly teriparatide administration on patient outcomes following interbody fusion...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240957/evaluation-of-gene-expression-and-dna-copy-number-profiles-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-cells-and-consecutive-neurosphere-like-cells-generated-from-dogs-with-naturally-occurring-spinal-cord-injury
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Ji-Hey Lim, Sehwon Koh, Rachael Thomas, Matthew Breen, Natasha J Olby
OBJECTIVE To evaluate gene expression and DNA copy number in adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ADSCs) and in ADSC-derived neurosphere-like cell clusters (ADSC-NSCs) generated from tissues of chronically paraplegic dogs. ANIMALS 14 client-owned paraplegic dogs. PROCEDURES Dorsal subcutaneous adipose tissue (< 1 cm(3)) was collected under general anesthesia; ADSCs were isolated and cultured. Third-passage ADSCs were cultured in neural cell induction medium to generate ADSC-NSCs. Relative gene expression of mesenchymal cell surface marker CD90 and neural progenitor marker nestin was assessed in ADSCs and ADSC-NSCs from 3 dogs by quantitative real-time PCR assay; expression of these and various neural lineage genes was evaluated for the same dogs by reverse transcription PCR assay...
March 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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