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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915069/systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-particulate-vs-non-particulate-corticosteroids-in-epidural-injections
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Priyesh Mehta, Isaac Syrop, Jaspal Ricky Singh, Jonathan Kirschner
OBJECTIVE: To systematically analyze published studies in regards to the comparative efficacy of particulate versus non-particulate corticosteroids for cervical and lumbosacral epidural steroid injections (ESI) in reducing pain and improving function. TYPE: Systematic Review LITERATURE SURVEY: MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched from the period of 1950 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Criteria for inclusion in this review were: 1) Randomized controlled trials and 2) Retrospective studies comparing particulate versus non-particulate medication in fluoroscopically guided injections using a transforaminal (TF) or interlaminar (IL) approach...
November 30, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904964/only-walking-matters-assessment-following-lumbar-stenosis-decompression
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S Budithi, Rohit Dhawan, Andrew Cattell, Birender Balain, David Jaffray
PURPOSE: Multiple outcome measures exist to evaluate the outcomes of spinal decompression surgery; however, these tend to be complex and are difficult to express to the patient pre-operatively to accurately guide their expectations. We present outcomes, in terms of walking distance measurement, of a prospective single surgeon series of 76 consecutive patients with spinal stenosis. METHODS: 76 patients (mean age 68.8 years; 48-91 years) had decompression surgery using spinous process osteotomy...
November 30, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890911/suprapedicular-foraminal-endoscopic-approach-to-lumbar-lateral-recess-decompression-surgery-to-treat-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Ya-Peng Wang, Wei Zhang, Bao-Li Li, Ya-Peng Sun, Wen-Yuan Ding, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND To discuss the strategy of suprapedicular foraminal endoscopic approach to lumbar lateral recess decompression and evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this strategy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Complete clinical information of 52 cases of lumbar lateral recess decompression with therapy of suprapedicular foraminal endoscopic approach were analyzed during the period from February 2010 to April 2014 in the Third Hospital of Hebei. All patients were followed up for 24 months, and VAS, JOA, ODI, and LRD were compared between preoperative and postoperative therapy and changes of FA...
November 28, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889106/expression-of-the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-in-the-ligamentum-flavum-of-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-canal-stenosis
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Hitoshi Yamahata, Koji Osuka, Tatsuro Aoyama, Muneyoshi Yasuda, Hiroshi Tokimura, Kazunori Arita, Masakazu Takayasu
BACKGROUND: Ligamentum flavum (LF) hypertrophy is an important cause of lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS), one of the most common spinal disorders in the elderly. Although many cytokines are reported to be associated with LF hypertrophy, the intracellular signaling system is rarely discussed. The purpose of this study was to identify the JAK/STAT signaling pathway and to examine the role of the JAK/STAT systems in the hypertrophied LF. METHODS: The LF of 10 LSS patients was analyzed and the expression of JAK1, STAT3, phosphorylated (p)-STAT3, and actin was examined by Western blot analysis...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882269/concomitant-lumbar-stenosis-and-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-a-case-report
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Christoph Fuchs, Thomas E Niemeier, William E Neway, Sakthivel Rajan Rajaram Manoharan
Aortic pseudoaneurysm can create a constellation of symptoms that can mimic lumbar back pain. There are rare but well-documented reports of aortic pathology (aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, and chronic contained aneurysm ruptures) eroding into the vertebral column causing neural compression. We report a case of a rapidly progressive aortic pseudoaneurysm in a patient with pre-existing lumbar spine pathology which had the potential for catastrophic intraoperative bleeding during a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) using the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technique...
October 9, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858395/low-back-pain-and-internet-infopollution
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Yavuz Samanci, Suat Erol Çelik
AIM: Increasing number of patients engages in health information seeking via the Internet. We aimed to determine the quality of information on Internet for treatment of three common neurosurgical conditions associated with lower back pain using the DISCERN® instrument. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The search phrases "lumbar disc herniation treatment", "lumbar spinal stenosis treatment" and "lumbar spondylolisthesis treatment" were searched in the Google® search engine using simple searching method...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852913/in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-adding-fusion-surgery-to-decompression-surgery-did-not-improve-outcomes-at-2-years
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Serena S Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852717/efficacy-of-acupuncture-for-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-protocol-for-a-randomised-sham-acupuncture-controlled-trial
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Zongshi Qin, Yulong Ding, Jiani Wu, Jing Zhou, Likun Yang, Xiaoxu Liu, Zhishun Liu
INTRODUCTION: Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is a major public health problem and the primary reason why older adults seek lumbar spine surgery. Acupuncture may be effective for DLSS, but the evidence supporting this possibility is still limited. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A total of 80 participants with DLSS will be randomly allocated to either an acupuncture group or a sham acupuncture (SA) group at a ratio of 1:1. 24 treatments will be provided over 8 weeks...
November 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849674/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-how-is-it-classified
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Gregory D Schroeder, Mark F Kurd, Alexander R Vaccaro
The prevalence of lumbar spinal stenosis is approximately 9.3%, with people most commonly affected in the sixth or seventh decade of life. Patients often have pain, cramping, and weakness in their legs that is worsened with standing and walking. Although the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial clearly demonstrated that surgery improves health-related quality of life, treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis varies widely from the type of decompression performed to the need for fusion. This variability can be attributed largely to the lack of an accepted classification system...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848083/surgical-management-of-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-survey-among-norwegian-spine-surgeons
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Clemens Weber, Greger Lønne, Vidar Rao, Asgeir S Jakola, Ole Solheim, Ulf Nerland, Ivar Rossvoll, Øystein P Nygaard, Wilco C Peul, Sasha Gulati
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the most common reason for lumbar surgery in the elderly. There is growing evidence that decompressive surgery offers an advantage over non-surgical management for selected patients with persistent severe symptoms. Based on treatment traditions, open laminectomy has been the gold standard surgical treatment, but various other surgical and non-surgical treatments for LSS are widely used in clinical practice. Therefore, we conducted a survey study to capture potential diversities in surgeons' management of LSS in Norway...
November 15, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847575/microsurgical-foraminotomy-via-wiltse-paraspinal-approach-for-foraminal-or-extraforaminal-stenosis-at-l5-s1-level-risk-factor-analysis-for-poor-outcome
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Sung-Ik Cho, Chung-Kee Chough, Shu-Chung Choi, Jin-Young Chun
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to present the outcome of the microsurgical foraminotomy via Wiltse paraspinal approach for foraminal or extraforaminal (FEF) stenosis at L5-S1 level. We investigated risk factors associated with poor outcome of microsurgical foraminotomy at L5-S1 level. METHODS: We analyzed 21 patients who underwent the microsurgical foraminotomy for FEF stenosis at L5-S1 level. To investigate risk factors associated with poor outcome, patients were classified into two groups (success and failure in foraminotomy)...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846739/degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-and-physical-functioning-an-exploration-of-associations-between-self-reported-measures-and-physical-performance-tests
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Elisabeth Thornes, Hilde Stendal Robinson, Nina Køpke Vøllestad
BACKGROUND: Degenerative spinal stenosis is a common lumbar condition in the elderly population. Clinical decision-making in the physiotherapy settings is based on assessments of the patients physical status. The purpose of this study was to examine how self-reported measures on symptoms and physical function relate to responses on physical performance tests. METHODS: A total of 103 patients with LSS completed a comprehensive questionnaire and physical performance tests (functional leg-strength and dynamic balance)...
November 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844227/a-novel-use-of-the-spine-tango-registry-to-evaluate-selection-bias-in-patient-recruitment-into-clinical-studies-an-analysis-of-patients-participating-in-the-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-outcome-study-lsos
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H-J Becker, S Nauer, F Porchet, F S Kleinstück, D Haschtmann, T F Fekete, J Steurer, A F Mannion
PURPOSE: Patients enrolled in clinical studies typically represent a sub-set of all who are eligible, and selection bias may compromise the generalizability of the findings. Using Registry data, we evaluated whether surgical patients recruited by one of the referring centres into the Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Outcome Study (LSOS; a large-scale, multicentre prospective observational study to determine the probability of clinical benefit after surgery) differed in any significant way from those who were eligible but not enrolled...
November 14, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843780/percutaneous-lumbar-decompression-with-spinejet-hydrosurgery-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-secondary-to-ligamentum-flavum-hypertrophy
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Julien Vaisman, Joe Ordia
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar spinal stenosis with symptomatic neurogenic claudication is a frequently encountered clinical entity which requires endoscopic or open spine surgery once the patients fail to respond to conservative therapies. In this case report we present a novel minimally invasive decompression technique using a fluid jet device (HydroCision Inc, Billerica, MA, USA) for a patient with symptomatic spinal stenosis secondary to ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. To our knowledge this approach has never been described in the medical literature...
August 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843678/commentary-on-the-role-of-surgery-for-treatment-of-low-back-pain-insights-from-the-randomized-controlled-sport-trials
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: The SPORT trial database offered much useful information regarding the efficacy of surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniations, lumbar spinal stenosis, and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Data were obtained from 13 sites and included 2500 patients. METHODS: The randomized trial for lumbar disc herniations was contaminated by the immense crossover of patients from surgical (50%) to non-surgical (30%) groups. Weinstein et al. concluded that they could not claim superiority of one treatment modality over the other...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843677/commentary-on-laminectomy-plus-fusion-versus-laminectomy-alone-for-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-by-ghogawala-z-dziura-j-butler-we-dai-f-terrin-n-magge-sn-et-al-nejm-2016-374-15-1424-34
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: How does an article involving only 66 patients randomized into two spinal surgical groups get into the New England Journal of Medicine? Nevertheless, this one did. The article by Ghogawala et al. entitled Laminectomy plus fusion versus laminectomy alone for lumbar spondylolisthesis, compared the efficacy/outcomes of pedicle/screw/rod instrumented posterolateral lumbar fusions vs. decompressions alone for treating lumbar stenosis with grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS)...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843676/commentary-on-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-fusion-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-forsth-p-%C3%A3-lafsson-g-carlsson-t-frost-a-borgstr%C3%A3-m-f-fritzell-p-et-al-n-eng-j-med-2016-374-1414-23
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: This article by Forsth et al. published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled A randomized controlled trial of fusion surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis determined that decompressions alone vs. decompressions/fusions were equally effective in treating 1-2 level spinal stensois with/without degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Additionally, decompression alone reduced the perioperative morbidity, while reducuing the length of hospital stay (LOS), operative time, and surgical costs...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842523/does-walking-after-lumbar-spinal-surgery-predict-recovery-of-function-at-six-months-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sarah Gilmore, Jodie A McClelland, Megan Davidson
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapists are commonly involved in the management of patients immediately following lumbar spinal surgery. There is however, very little research to guide physiotherapy intervention in the acute post-operative period, and the advice provided to patients regarding post-operative walking and physical activity has been shown to be highly variable. The primary aim of this research is to establish whether the amount of walking patients perform in the week following lumbar spinal surgery predicts improvement in function at 6 months...
November 14, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831969/decompression-vs-decompression-and-fusion-for-degenerative-lumbar-stenosis-dls-in-a-workers-compensation-setting
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Erik Y Tye, Joshua Anderson, Arnold Haas, Rick Percy, Stephen T Woods, Nicholas Ahn
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes in Workers' compensation (WC) subjects receiving decompression alone versus decompression and fusion for the indication of degenerative spinal stenosis (DLS) without deformity or instability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The use of a fusion procedure during lumbar decompression for DLS alone remains controversial. We hypothesize that WC subjects receiving fusion and decompression will return to work less and incur greater medical costs compared to subjects receiving decompression alone...
November 9, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829938/midline-lumbar-fusion-using-cortical-bone-trajectory-screws-preliminary-report
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Mateusz Bielecki, Przemysław Kunert, Marek Prokopienko, Arkadiusz Nowak, Tomasz Czernicki, Andrzej Marchel
INTRODUCTION: Midline lumbar fusion (MIDLF) using cortical bone trajectory is an alternative method of transpedicular spinal fusion for degenerative disease. The new entry points' location and screwdriving direction allow the approach-related morbidity to be reduced. AIM: To present our preliminary experience with the MIDLF technique on the first 5 patients with lumbar degenerative disease and with follow-up of at least 6 months. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed on the first 5 patients with foraminal (4) or central (1) stenosis operated on between December 2014 and February 2015...
2016: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
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