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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291179/the-influence-of-direct-inoculation-of-propionibacterium-acnes-on-modic-changes-in-the-spine-evidence-from-a-rabbit-model
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Zhi Shan, Xuyang Zhang, Shengyun Li, Tianming Yu, Maiwulanjiang Mamuti, Fengdong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Modic changes (inflammatory-like changes visible on magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] scans of a vertebral end plate) are common and are associated with low back pain, but their origin is unclear. To our knowledge, there have been no previous in vivo animal models of Modic changes. We hypothesized that Modic changes may be related to Propionibacterium acnes. METHODS: Ten New Zealand White rabbits were injected percutaneously with 1 mL of P. acnes (1.6 × 10 colony forming units/mL) into the subchondral bone superior to the L4-L5 and L5-L6 discs; 10 other control rabbits received sham injections at L4-L5 and 1 mL of normal saline solution (vehicle) at L5-L6...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206726/are-modic-type-2-disc-changes-associated-with-low-grade-infections-a-pilot-study
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Lorenzo Drago, Carlo L Romanò, Riccardo Cecchinato, Jorge H Villafañe, Elena De Vecchi, Claudio Lamartina, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to compare intra-operative cultural examination in patients undergoing elective surgery for low-back pain with Modic 2 changes to patients without Modic signs. The aim of this study is to compare intra-operative cultural examination in patients undergoing elective surgery for low-back pain with Modic 2 changes to patients without Modic signs. METHODS: Sixteen patients with Modic 2 changes were compared with 23 patients without Modic signs...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168339/automation-of-reading-of-radiological-features-from-magnetic-resonance-images-mris-of-the-lumbar-spine-without-human-intervention-is-comparable-with-an-expert-radiologist
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Amir Jamaludin, Meelis Lootus, Timor Kadir, Andrew Zisserman, Jill Urban, Michele C Battié, Jeremy Fairbank, Iain McCall
STUDY DESIGN: Investigation of the automation of radiological features from magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the lumbar spine. OBJECTIVE: To automate the process of grading lumbar intervertebral discs and vertebral bodies from MRIs. MR imaging is the most common imaging technique used in investigating low back pain (LBP). Various features of degradation, based on MRIs, are commonly recorded and graded, e.g., Modic change and Pfirrmann grading of intervertebral discs...
February 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158154/percutaneous-vertebroplasty-for-symptomatic-schmorl-s-nodes-11-cases-with-long-term-follow-up-and-a-literature-review
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Shi-Cheng He, Bin-Yan Zhong, Hai-Dong Zhu, Wen Fang, Li Chen, Jin-He Guo, Gang Deng, Gao-Jun Teng
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is commonly used to treat symptomatic vertebral compression fractures. However, its long-term effectiveness and safety for use in the treatment of symptomatic Schmorl's nodes (SNs) refractory to conservative treatment is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To present a case series with PVP for symptomatic SNs not responding to conservative therapy and assess the effectiveness and safety for such treatment with long-term follow-up...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150049/expert-s-comment-concerning-grand-rounds-case-entitled-rehydration-of-a-degenerated-disc-on-mri-synchronized-with-transition-of-modic-changes-following-stand-alone-xlif-by-k-kita-t-sakai-m-abe-y-takata-and-k-sairyo-eur-spine-j-2017-doi-10-1007-s00586-017-4945
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144734/rehydration-of-a-degenerated-disc-on-mri-synchronized-with-transition-of-modic-changes-following-stand-alone-xlif
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Kenichiro Kita, Toshinori Sakai, Mitsunobu Abe, Yoichiro Takata, Koichi Sairyo
Lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (LDD) is known to be associated with low back pain (LBP) and leads to degenerative lumbar disease. LDD is considered to be irreversible, and no truly effective treatment that suppresses LDD or regenerates the degenerated disc has been established thus far. Here, we report the case of a 42-year-old woman with a 10-year history of persistent LBP. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated degenerative changes (Pfirrmann classification: grade IV) in the L4-5 intervertebral disc with type I and III mixed Modic changes adjacent to the disc...
January 31, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138783/intervertebral-disc-bone-marrow-cross-talk-with-modic-changes
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Stefan Dudli, David C Sing, Serena S Hu, Sigurd H Berven, Shane Burch, Vedat Deviren, Ivan Cheng, Bobby K B Tay, Todd F Alamin, Ma Agnes Martinez Ith, Eric M Pietras, Jeffrey C Lotz
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort analysis of patients with Modic Changes (MC). OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to characterize the molecular and cellular features of MC bone marrow and adjacent discs. We hypothesized that MC associate with biologic cross-talk between discs and bone marrow, the presence of which may have both diagnostic and therapeutic implications. BACKGROUND DATA: MC are vertebral bone marrow lesions that can be a diagnostic indicator for discogenic low back pain...
January 31, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127375/predictors-of-reoperation-after-microdecompression-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Hee-Jong Hwang, Hyung-Ki Park, Gwang-Soo Lee, June-Young Heo, Jae-Chil Chang
OBJECTIVE: The risk factors of reoperation after microdecompression (MD) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) are unclear. In this study, we presented the outcomes of MD for degenerative LSS and investigated the risk factors associated with reoperation. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted using the clinical records and radiographs of patients with LSS who underwent MD. For clinical evaluation, we used the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) scoring system for low back pain, body mass index, and Charlson comorbidity index...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081267/single-nucleotide-variants-of-candidate-genes-in-aggrecan-metabolic-pathway-are-associated-with-lumbar-disc-degeneration-and-modic-changes
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Romain Shanil Perera, Poruwalage Harsha Dissanayake, Upul Senarath, Lalith Sirimevan Wijayaratne, Aranjan Lional Karunanayake, Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is genetically determined and severity of LDD is associated with Modic changes. Aggrecan is a major proteoglycan in the intervertebral disc and end plate. Progressive reduction of aggrecan is a main feature of LDD and Modic changes. OBJECTIVES: The study investigated the associations of single nucleotide variants (SNVs) of candidate genes in the aggrecan metabolic pathway with the severity of LDD and Modic changes. In-silico functional analysis of significant SNVs was also assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043884/risk-factors-for-the-recurrent-herniation-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy
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Yuan Yao, Huan Liu, Huiyu Zhang, Honggang Wang, Chao Zhang, Zhengfeng Zhang, Junlong Wu, Yu Tang, Yue Zhou
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) has been widely used for treating lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Recurrence after PELD has been reported, but few studies have focused on the risk factors responsible for PELD recurrence. METHODS: From March 2005 to March 2016, 116 patients suffering from recurrent herniation after successful PELD were enrolled in this retrospective study. Kaplan-Meier methods and Cox regression analysis were employed to identify the significant risk factors predicting PELD recurrence...
December 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031964/10-years-of-research-from-ignoring-modic-changes-to-considerations-regarding-treatment-and-prevention-of-low-grade-disc-infections
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Claus Manniche, Alan Jordan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997510/a-whole-exome-study-identifies-novel-candidate-genes-for-vertebral-bone-marrow-signal-changes-modic-changes
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Minna Kraatari, Sini Skarp, Niinimäki Jaakko, Jaro Karppinen, Minna Männikkö
STUDY DESIGN: Family-based study OBJECTIVE.: To identify rare genetic factors predisposing to Modic changes (MC). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is one of the contributing factors behind low back pain (LBP). Lumbar MC visualized as bone marrow signal intensity changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represent a specific phenotype of LDD, which has stronger association with LBP than LDD without MC. METHODS: The study set consisted of two Finnish families: Family I included seven affected and four unaffected individuals and Family II eight affected and seven unaffected individuals...
December 16, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917347/identification-of-lumbar-disc-disease-hallmarks-a-large-cross-sectional-study
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Jun Zhang, Fei Zhao, Feng-Liang Wang, Yong-Feng Yang, Chen Zhang, Yue Cao, You-Lin Wang, Xiao-Juan Shi, Yi Wan, Min Zhang, Meng-Qiao Liu, Chun-Guang Zuo, Hai-Qiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc disease has a disabling impact on global people with heavy burden on society, mainly consisting of lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) and lumbar disc herniation (LDH). The recently released lumbar disc nomenclature version 2.0 deepens our understandings on the diseases. Consequently, there is an urgent need to clarify the occurrence and distribution features of LDD and LDH in a large-scale sample in terms of the novel version. QUESTION/PURPOSES: We asked: (1) Is there a difference in the occurrence and distribution hallmarks of LDD and LDH in a population-based large-scale sample? (2) Does the novel nomenclature version bring novel vision on lumbar disc disease? METHODS: Five thousand two hundred eighty-eight consecutive cases (26,440 lumbar discs) undergoing lumbar spine MRI were retrospectively included from Jan 2008 to Dec 2010 in a territory university hospital...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885471/modic-changes-in-the-adjacent-vertebrae-due-to-disc-material-infection-with-propionibacterium-acnes-in-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Javad Aghazadeh, Firooz Salehpour, Ehsan Ziaeii, Naghme Javanshir, Afshin Samadi, Javid Sadeghi, Farhad Mirzaei, Seyed Ahmad Naseri Alavi
INTRODUCTION: Modic changes (MCs) in vertebral bones are induced by two mechanisms of mechanical factors and infection. As Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) have been reported to be associated with LBP. The aim of this study is to evaluate the MCs in patients with disc herniation and positive for P. acnes. METHODS AND MATERIAL: A total of 120 patients with disc herniation surgery were enrolled into the study. The samples were excised during discectomy and then cultured in both anaerobic and aerobic incubations...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826211/nucleoplasty-for-treating-lumbar-disk-degenerative-low-back-pain-an-outcome-prediction-analysis
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Po-Chou Liliang, Kang Lu, Cheng-Loong Liang, Ya-Wen Chen, Yu-Duan Tsai, Yuan-Kun Tu
PURPOSE: Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive technique that is considered efficacious in alleviating lumbar disk degenerative low back pain (LBP). The efficacy of nucleoplasty and identified variables that can predict pain relief for nucleoplasty was reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between December 2013 and November 2015, 47 nucleoplasty procedures on 47 lumbar disks in 31 consecutive patients were performed. The outcome was evaluated using a visual analog scale (VAS) score...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765024/lumbar-disc-degeneration-is-associated-with-modic-change-and-high-paraspinal-fat-content-a-3-0t-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Andrew J Teichtahl, Donna M Urquhart, Yuanyuan Wang, Anita E Wluka, Richard O'Sullivan, Graeme Jones, Flavia M Cicuttini
BACKGROUND: Degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine is common, with severe disease increasing the risk for chronic low back pain. This cross-sectional study examined whether disc degeneration is representative of a 'whole-organ' pathology, by examining its association with bone (vertebral endplate) and soft tissue (paraspinal muscle fat) abnormalities. METHODS: Seventy-two community-based individuals unselected for low back pain, had Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)...
October 21, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755205/lumbar-facet-resurfacing-first-experience-with-the-fenix-implant
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Erik V de Kelft
STUDY DESIGN: This is a feasibility study to confirm the design, patient population, and the surgical technique for FENIX implants. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the safety and the clinical and radiologic performance of bilaterally implanted FENIX facet resurfacing device. INTRODUCTION: Facet joint osteoarthritis is responsible for up to 30% of chronic low back pain. Arthroplasty is a surgical treatment option that aims to relieve pain while maintaining or restoring motion...
November 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713567/an-animal-model-of-modic-changes-by-embedding-autogenous-nucleus-pulposus-inside-subchondral-bone-of-lumbar-vertebrae
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Chao Han, Tao Wang, Hong-Qiang Jiang, Jian-Xiong Ma, Peng Tian, Jia-Cheng Zang, Xin-Long Ma
The establishment of Modic changes (MCs) in animal model was vital for research of MCs. Fifty-four rabbits were divided into a sham group, a muscle embedment group (ME group) and nucleus pulposus (NP) embedment group (NPE group). In the NPE group, the discs were exposed by the lumbar anterolateral surgical approach. A needle was used to puncture the L5 vertebral body close to the endplate. NP was extracted by a syringe from L1/2 intervertebral discs and then injected into the drilled hole of subchondral bone...
October 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709276/the-intervertebral-disc-the-endplates-and-the-vertebral-bone-marrow-as-a-unit-in-the-process-of-degeneration
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Nadja A Farshad-Amacker, Alexander Hughes, Richard J Herzog, Burkhardt Seifert, Mazda Farshad
OBJECTIVES: The association of disc degeneration (DD) and vertebral endplate degeneration (EPD) is still not well understood. This study aimed to find segmental predictive risk factors for DD and EPD and to illuminate associations of the disc, endplate and bone marrow changes in the process of degeneration. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, 450 lumbar levels, followed up with MRI for at least 4 years, were retrospectively graded for DD according to Pfirrmann (PFG), for EPD according to the endplate score (EPS) and according to the presence, extension and type of Modic changes (MC)...
October 5, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687057/relationship-of-modic-changes-disk-herniation-morphology-and-axial-location-to-outcomes-in-symptomatic-cervical-disk-herniation-patients-treated-with-high-velocity-low-amplitude-spinal-manipulation-a-prospective-study
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Michel Kressig, Cynthia K Peterson, Kyle McChurch, Christof Schmid, Serafin Leemann, Bernard Anklin, B Kim Humphreys
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether cervical disk herniation (CDH) location, morphology, or Modic changes (MCs) are related to treatment outcomes. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and outcome data from 44 patients with CDH treated with spinal manipulative therapy were evaluated. MRI scans were assessed for CDH axial location, morphology, and MCs. Pain (0-10 for neck and arm) and Neck Disability Index (NDI) data were collected at baseline; 2 weeks; 1, 3, and 6 months; and 1 year...
October 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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