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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434048/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-of-endoscopic-partial-facetectomy-for-degenerative-lumbar-foraminal-stenosis
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Myung Soo Youn, Jong Ki Shin, Tae Sik Goh, Jung Sub Lee
BACKGROUND: Several different techniques exist to treat degenerative lumbar foraminal stenosis. Failure to adequately decompress the lumbar foramen may lead to failed back surgery syndrome. However, wide decompression often causes spinal instabilities or may require an additional fusion surgery. The aim of this study was to report the outcomes of endoscopic partial facetectomy (EPF) performed on patients with degenerative lumbar foraminal stenosis. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2014, 25 consecutive patients (12 women and 13 men) who underwent EPF were included in the study...
April 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427980/comparative-study-between-cobalt-chrome-and-titanium-alloy-rods-for-multi-level-spinal-fusion-proximal-junctional-kyphosis-more-frequently-occurred-in-patients-having-cobalt-chrome-rods
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Sanghyun Han, Seung-Jae Hyun, Ki-Jeong Kim, Tae-Ahn Jahng, Hyun-Jib Kim
BACKGROUND: The use of titanium alloy (Ti) rods is frequently associated with rod fracture following spinal fixation. To address this issue, cobalt chrome (CoCr) rods-which are advantageous due to their greater strength and resistance to fatigue relative to Ti rods-have been introduced. The purpose of the present study was to compare radiographic outcomes following the use of Ti versus CoCr rods in a matched cohort of patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion for treatment of spinal instability...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414168/decompression-alone-versus-fusion-for-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis
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Sung Hyun Noh, Ho Yeol Zhang, Hyun Sun Lim, Hyeon Jin Song, Kyung Hwa Yang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: A spinal infection is a serious problem for a spine surgeon, and there is currently much debate regarding how best to treat pyogenic spondylodiscitis using antibiotics and the instrumentations that have been developed to date. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine which is better method for treating pyogenic spondylodiscitis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: A retrospective chart review was performed. PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty-one patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis underwent surgical treatment between 2000 and 2016 at the authors' institution...
April 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411443/assessment-of-stability-during-gait-in-patients-with-spinal-deformity-a-preliminary-analysis-using-the-dynamic-stability-margin
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Anne-Laure Simon, Vipul Lugade, Kathie Bernhardt, A Noelle Larson, Kenton Kaufman
Daily living activities are dynamic, requiring spinal motion through space. Current assessment of spinal deformities is based on static measurements from full-spine standing radiographs. Tools to assess dynamic stability during gait might be useful to enhance the standard evaluation. The aim of this study was to evaluate gait dynamic imbalance in patients with spinal deformity using the dynamic stability margin (DSM). Twelve normal subjects and 17 patients with spinal deformity were prospectively recruited...
April 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409074/c2-and-greater-occipital-nerve-the-anatomic-and-functional-implications-in-spinal-surgery
#5
M Burhan Janjua, Peter L Zhou, Jeffrey P Greenfield, Ali A Baaj, Anthony Frempong-Boadu
INTRODUCTION: Posterior C1-C2 fusion is a highly successful treatment for atlantoaxial instability and other pathologies of the cervical spine, with fusion rates approaching 95%-100%. However, poor visualization of the lateral masses of C1 secondary to the course of the C2 nerve root along with blood loss from the venous plexus and compression of the C2 nerve from lateral mass screws are technical obstacles that can arise during surgery. Thus, sacrifice of the C2 nerve root has long since been debated in fusions involving the C1 and C2 vertebral bodies...
March 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394776/correlation-analysis-between-modic-change-of-cervical-vertebrae-and-intramedullary-high-signal-intensity
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Hao Zhou, Jin Fan, Peng Sun, Wei Zhou, Qingqing Li, Lipeng Yu, Guoyong Yin
PURPOSE: Clinical studies have shown that endplate Modic change in the cervical spine and intramedullary high signal intensity often occurs simultaneously. We aimed to investigate whether there is a correlation between Modic change and intramedullary high signal intensity, and to explore the possible risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 133 patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy treated at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University between May 2009 and March 2013 were enrolled in the study...
April 7, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391024/endoscopic-intralaminar-approach-for-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Joachim M Oertel, Benedikt W Burkhardt
BACKGROUND: Almost every surgical approach carries the risk to cause some degree of spinal instability, especially in case of excessive resection of the lamina and facet joint. This study describes the endoscopic intralaminar approach (ILA) for the treatment of cranially and caudally migrated lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Thirty-one patients who underwent endoscopic ILA for 26 caudally and 5 cranially migrated lumbar disc herniation were identified from a prospectively database...
April 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357587/three-cases-of-l4-5-baastrup-s-disease-due-to-l5-s1-spondylolytic-spondylolisthesis
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Jin-Suk Seo, Sang-Ho Lee, Han Joong Keum, Sang Soo Eun
PURPOSE: Baastrup's disease is characterized by degeneration of spinous processes and interspinous soft tissue, which may cause spinal stenosis. Purpose of this article is to report the possible new cause of Baastrup's disease and result of surgical treatments. METHODS: Authors treated three cases of Baastrup's disease on L4-L5 with L5-S1 spondylolytic listhesis. Conservative treatment did not relieve the pain; therefore, surgical treatments were planned according to each specific disease condition...
March 29, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352485/lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-ossification-of-the-yellow-ligament-in-the-lumbar-spine-first-reported-case
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Kengo Fujii, Tetsuya Abe, Toru Funayama, Hiroshi Noguchi, Keita Nakayama, Kousei Miura, Katsuya Nagashima, Hiroshi Kumagai, Masashi Yamazaki
When ossification of the yellow ligament (OYL) occurs in the lumbar spine and extends to the lateral wall of the spinal canal, facetectomy is required to remove all of the ossified lesion and achieve decompression. Subsequent posterior fixation with interbody fusion will then be necessary to prevent postoperative progression of the ossification and intervertebral instability. The technique of lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) has recently been introduced. Using this procedure, surgeons can avoid excess blood loss from the extradural venous plexus and detachment of the ossified lesion and the ventral dura mater is avoidable...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350950/spine-oncology-metastatic-spine-tumors
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David Choi, Mark Bilsky, Michael Fehlings, Charles Fisher, Ziya Gokaslan
Surgery for spinal metastases remains the mainstay treatment for pain, instability, and neurological deterioration due to tumor infiltration of the spine. However, several new therapies are emerging which may improve outcomes further, and in some cases even replace the need for surgery. We now have a better understanding of which factors influence survival and quality of life after surgery, and this underpins the development and application of new treatments, and assessment of outcome.Depending on genetic subtyping of tumors, novel immunotherapies and chemotherapies may be very effective in prolonging quality of life...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
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...
April 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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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
#20
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
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