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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813619/age-related-changes-in-the-chorioretinal-junction-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Tulika Gupta, Narbada Saini, Jasbir Arora, Daisy Sahni
The chorioretinal junction comprises the retinal pigment epithelium, Bruch's membrane (BM), and adjacent choroidal capillaries. Its significance lies in its ability to support the retina mechanically and metabolically. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to record the senescent changes affecting all the constituents of the chorioretinal junction in 40 histological specimens across the whole spectrum of the adult age range. This study included light microscopy, with hematoxylin and eosin and PAS stains, and fluorescent microscopy...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799836/erratum-reduction-in-adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-multilevel-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-proximal-diam-implantation
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Kang Lu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799804/morphologic-features-of-spontaneous-annular-tears-and-disc-degeneration-in-the-aging-sand-rat-psammomys-obesus-obesus
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H E Gruber, E N Hanley
The sand rat, a member of the gerbil family, is a valuable small animal model in which intervertebral disc degeneration occurs spontaneously as the animal ages. Radiographic features of cervical and lumbar degeneration resemble those in human spines. We conducted a retrospective analysis of spines of 140 animals 3-41 months old focusing specifically on the presence of annular tears that are not visible by radiography and have not been described previously in the sand rat disc. During degeneration of the nucleus pulposus, notochordal cell death occurs and granular material, which stains with Alcian blue for proteoglycans, accumulates...
August 11, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798534/a-case-of-spontaneous-purulent-granulomatous-pericarditis-in-a-beagle
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Kyohei Kamio, Yutaka Nakanishi, Kenta Matsue, Minoru Sasaki
The present report describes a case of spontaneous purulent granulomatous pericarditis in a 16-month-old beagle. A gross necropsy revealed pericardial effusion and multiple nodules on the surface of the heart and around the aorta adjacent to the heart. The cut surface of these nodules was solid and white in color, containing partially yellowish white regions. Microscopically, granulomatous inflammation characterized by central necrotic cellular debris surrounded by neutrophils, macrophages, lymphocytes, plasma cells, fibroblasts and collagen fibers was observed in the epicardium...
July 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797605/space-available-for-cord-motion-and-disc-degeneration-at-the-adjacent-segments-level-of-degenerative-cervical-spondylolisthesis-using-kinematic-mri
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Permsak Paholpak, Alexander Nazareth, Kaku Barkoh, Larry V Lee, Joshua Lucas, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
The objective was to evaluate motion, disc degeneration and Space Available for Cord (SAC) at the adjacent segments of degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis (DCS) using kinematic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (kMRI). The cervical spine kMRI of sixty-one DCS spinal levels (38 anterolisthesis and 23 retrolisthesis) were analyzed at the listhesis level and its adjacent segments in three position using kMRI. MRAnalyzer3 was used to analyze translation, angular motion and SAC. The caudad level had significantly less translation motion than the listhesis level in overall DCS or grade 2 anterolisthesis group (P<0...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796075/muscle-gap-approach-under-a-minimally-invasive-channel-technique-for-treating-long-segmental-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-retrospective-study
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Yang Bin, Wang De Cheng, Wang Zong Wei, Li Hui
This study aimed to compare the efficacy of muscle gap approach under a minimally invasive channel surgical technique with the traditional median approach.In the Orthopedics Department of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, Tongzhou District, Beijing, 68 cases of lumbar spinal canal stenosis underwent surgery using the muscle gap approach under a minimally invasive channel technique and a median approach between September 2013 and February 2016. Both approaches adopted lumbar spinal canal decompression, intervertebral disk removal, cage implantation, and pedicle screw fixation...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767685/histone-deacetylase-inhibition-prevents-cell-death-induced-by-loss-of-tricellular-tight-junction-proteins-in-temperature-sensitive-mouse-cochlear-cells
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Kenichi Takano, Takuya Kakuki, Yakuto Kaneko, Takayuki Kohno, Shin Kikuchi, Tetsuo Himi, Takashi Kojima
Tricellular tight junctions (tTJs) are specialized structures that occur where the corners of three cells meet to seal adjacent intercellular space. The molecular components of tTJs include tricellulin (TRIC) and lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) which recruits TRIC, are required for normal hearing. Although loss of TRIC causes hearing loss with degeneration of cochlear cells, the detailed mechanisms remains unclear. In the present study, by using temperature-sensitive mouse cochlear cells, US/VOT-E36 cell line, we investigated the changes of TRIC and LSR during cochlear cell differentiation and the effects of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors against cell degeneration induced by loss of TRIC and LSR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745679/-low-back-pain-and-modic-changes
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E L Sokov, L E Kornilova, A I Nesterov
Modic changes (MCh) are pathological changes in the bone marrow and the endplates of adjacent vertebrae characterized by bone marrow edema, fatty degeneration or osteosclerosis that are revealed by high-power field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The dominant disease pattern is a persistent back pain syndrome with varying intensity. It leads to difficulties in the interpretation of clinical data, evaluation of MRI data and treatment. The article presents a modern conception of the pathogenesis, classification, clinical implications and treatment of MCh based on national and foreign sources as well and the author's view on the osteogenic mechanism of the pathogenesis and treatment of MCh using intraosseous blockades...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706191/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1-positive-nigrostriatal-dopaminergic-fibers-exhibit-distinct-projection-pattern-and-dopamine-release-dynamics-at-mouse-dorsal-striatum
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Carmelo Sgobio, Junbing Wu, Wang Zheng, Xi Chen, Jing Pan, Armando G Salinas, Margaret I Davis, David M Lovinger, Huaibin Cai
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1A1)-positive dopaminergic (DA) neurons at the ventral substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) preferentially degenerate in Parkinson's disease (PD). Their projection pattern and dopamine release properties, however, remains uncharacterized. Here we show that ALDH1A1-positive axons project predominantly to the rostral two-thirds of dorsal striatum. A portion of these axons converge on a small fraction of striosome compartments restricted to the dorsolateral striatum (DLS), where less dopamine release was measured compared to the adjacent matrix enriched with the ALDH1A1-negative axons...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692568/superior-segment-facet-joint-violation-during-instrumented-lumbar-fusion-is-associated-with-higher-reoperation-rates-and-diminished-improvement-in-quality-of-life
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Jay M Levin, Vincent J Alentado, Andrew T Healy, Michael P Steinmetz, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study at a single tertiary care center. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of superior segment facet joint violation (FJV) during lumbar fusion on reoperation rates and quality of life (QOL). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although lumbar fusion is an efficacious and durable treatment for numerous spinal pathologies, adjacent segment degeneration remains a serious complication. FJV has been suggested to alter load-bearing capability and potentially contribute to adjacent segment degeneration...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681193/bone-spect-ct-in-the-postoperative-spine-a-focus-on-spinal-fusion
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Khulood Al-Riyami, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Tim Van den Wyngaert, Jamshed Bomanji
Low back pain is a global problem affecting one in 10 people. The management of low back pain varies from conservative to more invasive methods with a spectacular increase in the number of patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery during the last decade. Conventional radiological and radionuclide studies are often used in the assessment of persistent or recurring pain after spinal surgery with several advantages and limitations related to each technique. This article reviews the key contribution of integrated bone SPECT/CT in evaluating patients with persistent or recurring pain after spinal surgery, focusing on spinal fusion...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678112/prosthesis-and-hybrid-strategy-consideration-for-treating-2-level-cervical-disc-degeneration-in-hybrid-surgery
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Yang Li, Guy R Fogel, Zhenhua Liao, Rajnesh Tyagi, Weiqiang Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical analysis using a validated nonlinear finite element (FE) model. OBJECTIVE: To combine the strategy of two-level hybrid surgery (HS) to explore how prostheses affect cervical biomechanics. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few FE studies have explored differences in biomechanical behavior between combined and stand-alone structured prostheses with HS. No FE studies have considered whether the prosthesis type and hybrid strategy influence two-level HS...
July 3, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677150/histopathological-changes-on-the-gills-of-asp-aspius-aspius-and-european-catfish-silurus-glanis-caused-by-lamproglena-pulchella-and-a-lamproglena-sp-copepoda-lernaeidae-respectively
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K Molnár, A Avenant-Oldewage, B Sellyei, Á Varga, C Székely
In a parasitology survey of Hungarian fishes, heavy infections of parasitic copepods Lamproglena pulchella and a Lamproglena sp. were found in the gills of the asp and the European catfish, respectively. Individuals of both fish species were emaciated and infected with hundreds of Lamproglena. Copepods located close to the tip of gill filaments and formed a depression at the attachment sites. In histological sections, cell degenerations and local haemorrhages were present adjacent to the maxillipeds and where the maxillary claws pierced the gill tissue...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676980/clinical-and-radiological-outcome-at-10-years-of-follow-up-after-total-cervical-disc-replacement
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Christoph Mehren, Franziska Heider, Christoph J Siepe, Bernhard Zillner, Ralph Kothe, Andreas Korge, H Michael Mayer
PURPOSE: Previous studies have demonstrated that total cervical disc replacement (cTDR) represents a viable treatment alternative to the 'gold standard' anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for the treatment of well-defined cervical pathologies at short- and mid-term follow-up (FU). However, the implementation and acceptance of a non-fusion philosophy is closely associated with its avoidance of adjacent segment degeneration. Proof of the functional sustainability and clinical improvement of symptoms at long-term FU is still pending...
July 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674383/mr-imaging-features-of-benign-retroperitoneal-extra-adrenal-paragangliomas
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Yanguang Shen, Yan Zhong, Haiyi Wang, Lu Ma, Yingwei Wang, Jingjing Pan, Kun Zhang, Zhonghua Sun, Huiyi Ye
The goal of this study was to retrospectively review the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of retroperitoneal extra-adrenal paragangliomas and to evaluate the diagnostic capabilities of MRI. Twenty-four patients with confirmed benign retroperitoneal extra-adrenal paragangliomas who underwent preoperative MRI and surgical resection were enrolled. The patients' clinical characteristics and MRI features were reviewed by two radiologists. There were no significant differences in the qualitative and quantitative MRI features were determined by the reviewers...
July 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673601/femoroacetabular-impingement-causes-osteoarthritis-of-the-hip-by-migration-and-micro-instability-of-the-femoral-head
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Henk Eijer, Tom Hogervorst
Femoroacetabular impingement is the condition whereby parts of the proximal femur mechanically collide with the acetabular rim leading to adjacent and contrecoup acetabular damage. Evidence is growing that at least for cam impingement, and perhaps less so for pincer impingement, there is a relation to the development of osteoarthritis. It has been demonstrated that surgery for impingement can improve function and decrease pain. Intuitively, it would then make sense that surgical intervention would prevent further degeneration...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666281/structural-changes-in-optical-coherence-tomography-underlying-spots-of-increased-autofluorescence-in-the-perilesional-zone-of-geographic-atrophy
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Maho Oishi, Akio Oishi, Moritz Lindner, Maximillian Pfau, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Frank G Holz, Monika Fleckenstein
Purpose: To investigate structural correlates corresponding to the appearance of increased fundus autofluorescence (FAF) in the perilesional area of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration. Methods: Serial FAF images of 181 eyes with GA of 134 patients participating in the Directional Spread in Geographic Atrophy study (NCT02051998) were screened for increased FAF spots that had developed during the review period. Thickness and reflectivity of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-basal lamina complex, as well as the integrity of the external limiting membrane (ELM) and the ellipsoid zone (EZ), respectively, in corresponding optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans were compared between the time points before and after the appearance of increased FAF...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661265/medium-term-effects-of-dynesys-dynamic-stabilization-versus-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-treatment-of-multisegmental-lumbar-degenerative-disease
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Haiting Wu, Qingjiang Pang, Guoqiang Jiang
Objective To compare the medium-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of Dynesys dynamic stabilization and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for treatment of multisegmental lumbar degenerative disease. Methods Fifty-seven patients with multisegmental lumbar degenerative disease underwent Dynesys stabilization (n = 26) or PLIF (n = 31) from December 2008 to February 2010. The mean follow-up period was 50.3 (range, 46-65) months. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Oswestry disability index (ODI)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660403/mr-imaging-features-of-hemispherical-spondylosclerosis
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Joao R T Vicentini, Edgar L Martinez-Salazar, Connie Y Chang, Miriam A Bredella, Daniel I Rosenthal, Martin Torriani
OBJECTIVE: Hemispherical spondylosclerosis (HS) is a rare degenerative entity characterized by dome-shaped sclerosis of a single vertebral body that may pose a diagnostic dilemma. The goal of this study was to describe the MR imaging features of HS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified spine radiographs and CT examinations of subjects with HS who also had MR imaging for correlation. Two musculoskeletal radiologists independently assessed sclerosis characteristics, presence of endplate erosions, marrow signal intensity, and disk degeneration (Pfirrmann scale)...
June 28, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651616/the-influence-of-l4-s1-dynesys%C3%A2-dynamic-stabilization-versus-fusion-on-lumbar-motion-and-its-relationship-with-lumbar-degeneration-a-retrospective-study
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Chengmin Zhang, Liyuan Wang, Tianyong Hou, Lei Luo, Chen Zhao, Yibo Gan, Qiang Zhou, Pei Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Dynesys® posterior dynamic stabilization (PDS) in the treatment of L4-S1 degenerative diseases and to assess the influence of postoperative motion on lumbar degeneration. METHODS: Included in this retrospective study were patients with L4-S1 degenerative disease who underwent fusion or PDS from September 2010 to September 2014. Clinical outcomes were assessed by preoperative and postoperative visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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