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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214613/antibiotics-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-lower-back-pain-associated-with-modic-changes-a-case-series
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Gaurav Gupta, Peter Jarzem, Sean Meredith, Mohan Radhakrishna, Markus Besemann, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Roshanak Charghi, Jeffrey Chankowsky
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical effect of antibiotic treatment for patients with low back pain and Modic 1 changes. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of patients treated at the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre in Ottawa and the McGill University Health Centre. Where available, pain, functional, and imaging outcomes in 11 patients treated between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed to determine effect of antibiotic treatment for patients with low back pain and associated Modic 1 changes on magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151051/subclinical-propionibacterium-acnes-infection-estimation-in-the-intervertebral-disc-spine-id-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort
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Nelson Astur, Delio E Martins, Marcelo Wajchenberg, Mario Ferretti, Fernando G Menezes, Andre M Doi, Laercio A Rosemberg, Durval C B Santos, Alexandre S Iutaka, Luciano M R Rodrigues, Marines D V Martino, Jorge R Pagura, Eduardo N Kihara Filho, Mario Lenza
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain and vertebral endplate abnormalities are common conditions within the population. Subclinical infection caused by indolent pathogens can potentially lead to these findings, with differentiation between them notably challenging from a clinical perspective. Progressive infection of the intervertebral disc has been extensively associated with increasing low back pain, with Propionibacterium acnes specifically implicated with in relation to sciatica. The main purpose of this study is to identify if the presence of an infective pathogen within the intervertebral disc is primary or is a result of intraoperative contamination, and whether this correlates to low back pain...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141001/the-associations-between-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-and-low-back-pain-a-10-year-longitudinal-analysis
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Juichi Tonosu, Hiroyuki Oka, Akiro Higashikawa, Hiroshi Okazaki, Sakae Tanaka, Ko Matsudaira
PURPOSE: To conduct a 10-year longitudinal analysis of the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and low back pain (LBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-one volunteers with a history of LBP, but without current LBP were recruited between 2005 and 2006. Participants' baseline demographics and MRI findings were recorded. All volunteers were invited for a follow-up MRI in 2016; of these, 49 volunteers (53.8%) participated in the follow-up. We enquired whether they had LBP history during the 10 years between the baseline and follow-up examinations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103126/lumbar-total-disc-replacement-predictors-for-long-term-outcome
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Håvard Furunes, Christian Hellum, Jens Ivar Brox, Ivar Rossvoll, Ansgar Espeland, Linda Berg, Helga Maria Brøgger, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Kjersti Storheim
PURPOSE: We aimed to identify patient characteristics associated with favourable long-term outcomes after lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). METHODS: We analysed a cohort of 82 patients with degenerative disc and chronic low back pain (LBP) who were treated with TDR and originally participated in a randomised trial comparing TDR and multidisciplinary rehabilitation. Potential predictors were measured at baseline, and the outcomes assessed 8 years after they received allocated treatment...
November 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069048/predictive-factors-associated-with-neck-pain-in-patients-with-cervical-disc-degeneration-a-cross-sectional-study-focusing-on-modic-changes
#5
Lingde Kong, Weifeng Tian, Peng Cao, Haonan Wang, Bing Zhang, Yong Shen
The predictive factors associated with neck pain remain unclear. We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess predictive factors, especially Modic changes (MCs), associated with the intensity and duration of neck pain in patients with cervical disc degenerative disease.We retrospectively reviewed patients in our hospital from January 2013 to December 2016. Severe neck pain (SNP) and persistent neck pain (PNP) were the 2 main outcomes, and were assessed based on the numerical rating scale (NRS). Basic data, and also imaging data, were collected and analyzed as potential predictive factors...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032381/analysis-of-correlation-between-vertebral-endplate-change-and-lumbar-disc-degeneration
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Long Xiao, Chunlin Ni, Jiandong Shi, Zhirong Wang, Suchun Wang, Jianwei Zhang, Aiqing Lu
BACKGROUND To evaluate the correlation between vertebral endplate change and the level of lumbar disc degeneration via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 345 patients who were recruited from our hospital from May 2012 to May 2016 were evaluated for the presence of intervertebral disc degeneration or herniation. The degree of degeneration was assessed according to Pfirrmann grade. Vertebral endplate change was evaluated based on the endplate concave angle (ECA), and Modic change on sagittal MRI...
October 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019806/lumbar-vertebral-endplate-defects-on-magnetic-resonance-images-classification-distribution-patterns-and-associations-with-modic-changes-and-disc-degeneration
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Zhiyun Feng, Yuanhao Liu, Ge Yang, Michele C Battié, Yue Wang
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional MR imaging study. OBJECTIVE: To classify and characterize endplate defects using routine lumbar MR images, and to determine associations of endplate defects with Modic Changes (MCs) and disc degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previously, a cadaveric study revealed that endplate lesions were common and associated with back pain history. New in vivo approaches appropriate for clinical studies are needed to further this potentially important line of research on the clinical significance of endplate lesions, including their relation with MCs, disc degeneration and back pain...
October 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985974/what-is-the-role-of-the-bacterium-propionibacterium-acnes-in-type-1-modic-changes-a-review-of-the-literature
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Mark Georgy, Mark Stern, Kieran Murphy
This review presents a summary of the pathology and epidemiology of Modic changes and the possible role of Propionibacterium acnes. This information is followed by a synthesis of the most recent clinical research involved in culturing the discs of patients with degenerative disc disease for the presence of bacteria. We also discuss a randomized controlled trial that investigates the effects of antibiotics on patients with chronic low back pain and type 1 Modic changes. We conclude with a brief discussion of the difficulties involved in this research and the significance of the findings...
November 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947993/the-value-of-radiographic-indexes-in-the-diagnosis-of-discogenic-low-back-pain-a-retrospective-analysis-of-imaging-results
#9
Jian Song, Hong-Li Wang, Xiao-Sheng Ma, Xin-Lei Xia, Fei-Zhou Lu, Chao-Jun Zheng, Jian-Yuan Jiang
To explore value of different radiographic indexes in the diagnosis of discogenic low back pain (LBP). A total number of 120 cases (60 patients diagnosed with discogenic LBP and 60 healthy people) were retrospectively analysed to identify factors in the diagnosis of discogenic LBP by using univariate and multivariate analyses. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was drew to show the predictive accuracy of the finally enrolled factors. Among all the included patients, 60 were strictly admitted in the discogenic LBP group while the other 60 were enrolled in the control group...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900744/structural-vertebral-endplate-nomenclature-and-etiology-a-study-by-the-issls-spinal-phenotype-focus-group
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Uruj Zehra, Cora Bow, Jeffrey C Lotz, Frances M K Williams, S Rajasekaran, Jaro Karppinen, Keith D K Luk, Michele C Battiê, Dino Samartzis
PURPOSE: Vertebral endplate abnormalities may be associated with disc degeneration and, perhaps, pain generation. However, consensus definitions for endplate findings on spine MRI do not exist, posing a challenge to compare findings between studies and ethnic groups. The following survey was created to characterize the variability among the global spine community regarding endplate structural findings with respect to nomenclature and etiology. METHODS: A working group within the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Spinal Phenotype Focus Group was established to assess the endplate phenotype...
September 12, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894387/modic-changes-of-the-cervical-spine-t1-slope-and-its-impact-on-axial-neck-pain
#11
Jia Li, Shuhui Qin, Yongqian Li, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the research was to evaluate cervical sagittal parameters on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with Modic changes and its impact on axial neck pain. METHODS: This study consisted of 266 consecutive asymptomatic or symptomatic patients with Modic changes, whose average age was 50.9±12.6 years from January 2015 to December 2016. Cervical sagittal parameters included sagittal alignment of the cervical spine (SACS), T1 slope, thoracic inlet angle (TIA), and neck tilt (NT)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890222/identifying-subsets-of-patients-with-single-level-degenerative-disc-disease-for-lumbar-fusion-the-value-of-prognostic-tests-in-surgical-decision-making
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Victor E Staartjes, Pieter-Paul A Vergroesen, Dick J Zeilstra, Marc L Schröder
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Fusion surgery for degenerative disc disease (DDD) has become a standard of care, albeit not without controversy. Outcomes are inconsistent and a superiority over conservative treatment is debatable. Proper patient selection is key to clinical success, and a comprehensive understanding of prognostic tests does not currently exist. PURPOSE: To investigate the value of prognostic tests and sociodemographic factors in predicting outcomes following lumbar fusion surgery for DDD...
September 7, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884220/inflammatory-response-of-disc-cells-against-propionibacterium-acnes-depends-on-the-presence-of-lumbar-modic-changes
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Stefan Dudli, S Miller, S Demir-Deviren, J C Lotz
PURPOSE: Intervertebral disc with Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is suggested to be an etiology of Modic type I changes in the adjacent bone marrow. However it is unknown if disc cells can respond to P. acnes and if bone marrow cells respond to bacterial and disc metabolites draining from infected discs. METHODS: Human disc cells (n = 10) were co-cultured with 10- and 100-fold excess of P. acnes over disc cells for 3 h and 24 h. Lipopolysaccharide was used as positive control...
September 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874978/prevalence-patterns-and-genetic-association-analysis-of-modic-vertebral-endplate-changes
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Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Veera Ranjani Rajagopalan, Senthil Natesan, Raveendran Muthuraja, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung, Danny Chan, Patrick Yu Ping Kao, Anita Yee, Ajoy Prasad Shetty
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective genetic association study. PURPOSE: The etiology of Modic changes (MCs) is unclear. Recently, the role of genetic factors in the etiology of MCs has been evaluated. However, studies with a larger patient subset are lacking, and candidate genes involved in other disc degeneration phenotypes have not been evaluated. We studied the prevalence of MCs and genetic association of 41 candidate genes in a large Indian cohort. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: MCs are vertebral endplate signal changes predominantly observed in the lumbar spine...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816975/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-posterior-cage-migration-following-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-degenerative-lumbar-disorders
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Hua Li, Hui Wang, Yanbo Zhu, Wenyuan Ding, Qian Wang
The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors for posterior cage migration (PCM) following decompression and instrumented fusion for degenerative lumbar disorders, and hope to provide references in decision making and surgical planning for spine surgeons.By retrieving the medical records from January 2011 to December 2015, 286 patients were retrospectively reviewed. According to the occurrence of PCM, patients were divided into 2 groups: PCM group and non-PCM (N-PCM). To investigate risk values for PCM, 3 categorized factors were analyzed statistically: patient characteristics: age, sex, body mass index, bone mineral density, duration of disease, diagnosis, comorbidity, smoke; surgical variables: surgery time, blood loss, surgical strategy, cage morphology, cage size, surgical segment, fusion number, source of bone graft, surgeon experience; radiographic parameters: preoperative lumbar lordosis, correction of lumbar lordosis, preoperative lumbar mobility, preoperative intervertebral height, change of intervertebral height, Modic changes, paraspinal muscle degeneration...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816947/kinematic-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-modic-changes-and-sagittal-balance-parameters-in-the-cervical-spine
#16
Zikun Ma, Peng Liu, Jingpei Liu, Jianhui Mou, Zhaolin Wang, Dong Sun, Jie Cheng, Dengwei Zhang, Jianlin Xiao
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the Modic changes (MCs) and sagittal parameters of the cervical spine.We conducted a retrospective review of 100 outpatients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the cervical spine (50 male and 50 female). MRI parameters were measured, including neck tilt, T1 slope (T1 ), thoracic inlet angle (TIA), and cervical lordosis (CL: Cobb C2-7). Patients were divided into 4 groups according to the presence or absence of MC and T1s, respectively: MC(+) and MC(-) groups, as well as H-T1s (T1s ≥25°) and L-T1s subgroups (T1s <25°)...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808792/using-natural-language-processing-of-free-text-radiology-reports-to-identify-type-1-modic-endplate-changes
#17
Hannu T Huhdanpaa, W Katherine Tan, Sean D Rundell, Pradeep Suri, Falgun H Chokshi, Bryan A Comstock, Patrick J Heagerty, Kathryn T James, Andrew L Avins, Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, David R Nerenz, David F Kallmes, Patrick H Luetmer, Karen J Sherman, Nancy L Organ, Brent Griffith, Curtis P Langlotz, David Carrell, Saeed Hassanpour, Jeffrey G Jarvik
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems provide easy access to radiology reports and offer great potential to support quality improvement efforts and clinical research. Harnessing the full potential of the EMR requires scalable approaches such as natural language processing (NLP) to convert text into variables used for evaluation or analysis. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of using NLP to identify patients with Type 1 Modic endplate changes using clinical reports of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examinations of the spine...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769985/long-term-course-to-lumbar-disc-resorption-patients-and-predictive-factors-associated-with-disc-resorption
#18
Jinho Lee, Joowon Kim, Joon-Shik Shin, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Seon-Yeong Jeong, Young-Jun Choi, Tae Kyung Yoon, Byung-Heon Moon, Su-Bin Yoo, Jungsoo Hong, In-Hyuk Ha
The long-term course to lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LDH) patients receiving integrative Korean medicine treatment and predictive factors associated with disc resorption were investigated. LDH patients who received integrative Korean medicine treatment from February 2012 to December 2015 and were registered in the "longitudinal project for LDH on MRI" were included. Disc resorption amount was measured 3-dimensionally with disc degeneration and modic change levels on baseline and follow-up MRIs. Patient characteristics, Korean medicine use, pain, symptom recurrence, and satisfaction were assessed through medical records and phone surveys...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769586/characteristics-of-modic-changes-in-cervical-kyphosis-and-their-association-with-axial-neck-pain
#19
Yonghui An, Jia Li, Yongqian Li, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate characteristics of Modic changes in cervical kyphosis (CK) and their association with axial neck pain. METHODS: Study participants included 286 asymptomatic or symptomatic patients with CK (mean age = 54.2 ± 12.2 years) who were consecutively enrolled from March 2009 to October 2015. Clinical and radiographic evaluations were performed at a university outpatient department. CK was classified as global type, reverse sigmoid type, or sigmoid type...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767629/modic-changes-and-disc-degeneration-of-non-fused-segments-27-to-45-years-after-harrington-instrumentation-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-comparison-to-healthy-controls
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Tsutomu Akazawa, Toshiaki Kotani, Tsuyoshi Sakuma, Shohei Minami, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Yoshiaki Torii, Tasuku Umehara, Masahiro Iinuma, Shingo Kuroya, Hisateru Niki, Seiji Ohtori, Kazuhisa Takahashi
STUDY DESIGN: A case control study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term prevalence of the Modic changes and disc degeneration in the non-fused segments of the surgically treated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients and compare with age- and sex-matched healthy controls. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No studies have looked at the association between Modic changes and low back pain in patients who underwent AIS surgery many years ago...
August 1, 2017: Spine
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