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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212469/-evidence-and-recommendation-of-empirical-antimicrobial-treatment-in-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-systematic-review
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David Agustín Cordero-Delgado, Alfredo Javier Moheno-Gallardo, Rubén Torres-González, Argenis Mata-Hernández, Eulalio Elizalde-Martínez, José Manuel Pérez-Atanasio
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic spondylodiscitis is the infectious process that affects the vertebral body and the intervertebral disc. It has an incidence between 2 and 7%. To prescribe antibiotic treatment, it is required to identify the causative organism on the basis of the epidemiology of the etiologic agent, as well as the ability of the antibiotic to penetrate the bone tissue and the intervertebral disc. The objective was to identify the level of evidence and the grade of recommendation for the empiric initial treatment...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210985/lumbar-disc-degeneration-was-not-related-to-spine-and-hip-bone-mineral-densities-in-chinese-facet-joint-osteoarthritis-may-confound-the-association
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Jianjiang Pan, Xuan Lu, Ge Yang, Yongmei Han, Xiang Tong, Yue Wang
: A sample of 512 Chinese was studied and we observed that greater disc degeneration on MRI was associated with greater spine DXA BMD. Yet, this association may be confounded by facet joint osteoarthritis. BMD may not be a risk factor for lumbar disc degeneration in Chinese. PURPOSE: Evidence suggested that lumbar vertebral bone and intervertebral disc interact with each other in multiple ways. The current paper aims to determine the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and lumbar disc degeneration using a sample of Chinese...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208824/associations-between-obesity-and-spinal-diseases-a-medical-expenditure-panel-study-analysis
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Binwu Sheng, Chaoling Feng, Donglan Zhang, Hugh Spitler, Lu Shi
Background: The link between body weight status and spinal diseases has been suggested by a number of cross-sectional and cohort studies with a limited range of patient populations. No population-representative samples have been used to examine the link between obesity and spinal diseases. The present study is based on a nationally representative sample drawn from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Methods: Using the cross-sectional sample of the 2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Study, we built four weighted logistic regression analyses of the associations between body weight status and the following four spinal diseases: low back pain, spondylosis, other cervical disorders and intervertebral disc disorder (IDD)...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207788/self-complementary-adeno-associated-virus-serotype-6-mediated-knockdown-of-adamts4-induces-long-term-and-effective-enhancement-of-aggrecan-in-degenerative-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-a-new-therapeutic-approach-for-intervertebral-disc-disorders
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Demissew Shenegelegn Mern, Anja Tschugg, Sebastian Hartmann, Claudius Thomé
Inhibition of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, which is often accompanied by painful inflammatory and immunopathological processes, is challenging. Current IVD gene therapeutic approaches are based on adenoviral gene delivery systems, which are limited by immune reactions to their viral proteins. Their applications in IVDs near to sensitive neural structure could provoke toxicity and immunological side-effects with neurological deficits. Self-complementary adeno-associated virus (scAAV) vectors, which do not express any viral gene and are not linked with any known disease in humans, are attractive therapeutic gene delivery vectors in degenerative IVDs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207656/biomechanical-evaluation-of-transpedicular-nucleotomy-with-intact-annulus-fibrosus
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Fabrizio Russo, Robert A Hartman, Kevin M Bell, Nam Vo, Gwendolyn A Sowa, James D Kang, Gianluca Vadalà, Vincenzo Denaro
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical testing of partially nucleotomized ovine cadaveric spines. OBJECTIVE: To explore how the nucleus pulposus (NP) affects the biomechanical behavior of the intervertebral disc (IVD) by performing a partial nucleotomy via the transpedicular approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Mechanical loading represents a crucial part of IVD homeostasis. However, traditional regenerative strategies require violation of the annulus fibrosus (AF) resulting in significant alteration of joint mechanics...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205378/chronic-low-back-pain-and-its-association-with-lumbar-vertebrae-and-intervertebral-disc-changes-in-adults-a-case-control-study
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Aranjan L Karunanayake, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Lalith S Wijayaratne
AIM: This study was done to determine the association between chronic low back pain and vertebral fractures, intervertebral disc space (IDS) narrowing, vertebral osteophytes and spondylolisthesis among adults. METHOD: This case control study was done in Sri Lanka. Cases were patients with low back pain and controls were without low back pain. Postero-anterior and lateral radiographs of lumbar sacral spine of both groups were studied. To detect vertebral fractures in fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae, anterior and posterior heights of vertebrae were measured using a Vernier caliper and antero-posterior ratio (A/P) was calculated...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202486/granulocytic-sarcoma-a-rare-cause-of-sciatica
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Epaminondas Markos Valsamis, Thomas Edward Glover
We describe a case report of a man aged 56 years with a 4-month history of right-sided sciatica-type pain with subclinical disc prolapse evident on MRI. Worsening pain together with the appearance of a tender mass in his right buttock prompted further imaging, which demonstrated an infiltrative mass engulfing the lumbosacral plexus. This was later shown to be a granulocytic sarcoma on biopsy. Intervertebral disc herniation can be an incidental finding and is not always the cause of sciatica.
February 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191592/what-is-the-clinical-evidence-on-regenerative-medicine-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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REVIEW
M Basso, L Cavagnaro, A Zanirato, S Divano, C Formica, M Formica, L Felli
PURPOSE: This review aims to explore and summarize the current clinical evidence about the use of regenerative medicine such as mesenchymal stem cells or platelet-rich plasma in intervertebral disc regeneration, in order to clarify the state of art of these novel approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a research of the available literature about regenerative medicine strategies aiming to prevent intervertebral disc degeneration. All preclinical trials and in vitro studies were excluded...
February 13, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190499/proportion-recovery-and-times-to-ambulation-for-non-ambulatory-dogs-with-thoracolumbar-disc-extrusions-treated-with-hemilaminectomy-or-conservative-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-case-series-studies
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L Langerhuus, J Miles
Thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion is a common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in dogs. Peer-reviewed studies reporting treatment of predominantly chondrodystrophic dogs with disc extrusion with loss of ambulation with either hemilaminectomy or conservative treatment (rest, analgesics and anti-inflammatories) were evaluated in a systematic review of the literature. Generally, the level of evidence available was low with no controlled studies and only case series available. In the meta-analysis, there was a clear trend to a greater proportion of dogs recovering and returning faster to ambulation for dogs treated with hemilaminectomy than for conservatively treated dogs...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190488/effect-of-a-titanium-cage-as-a-stand-alone-device-on-biomechanical-stability-in-the-lumbosacral-spine-of-canine-cadavers
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M Teunissen, A J van der Veen, T H Smit, M A Tryfonidou, B P Meij
Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis is a common disease in dogs characterised by intervertebral disc herniation, loss of disc height and stenosis. Decompressive dorsal laminectomy and partial discectomy can cause spinal instability and worsen foraminal stenosis. Pedicle screw and rod fixation (PSRF) with an intervertebral body cage allows for distraction and restoration of disc height and restores foraminal apertures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ex vivo biomechanical properties of a titanium intervertebral cage alone and in combination with PSRF in the lumbosacral spine of dogs...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187077/comparison-of-synchrotron-radiation-based-propagation-phase-contrast-imaging-and-conventional-micro-computed-tomography-for-assessing-intervertebral-discs-and-endplates-in-a-murine-model
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Jianzhong Hu, Shuangfei Ni, Yong Cao, Xiaokai Wang, Shenghui Liao, Hongbin Lu
STUDY DESIGN: The synchrotron radiation based micro-CT (SRμCT) and micro-CT (μCT) were applied to comparatively assess the intervertebral disc (IVD) and endplate (EP). OBJECTIVE: To explore a new approach to evaluate the detailed structure of the IVD and EP during maturation and aging in a murine model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To date, methods to observe the morphological changes in the IVD and EP from rodent have been relatively limited...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183577/sonoanatomic-indices-of-lumbar-facet-joints-in-patients-with-facetogenic-back-pain-in-comparison-to-healthy-subjects
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Poupak Rahimzadeh, Hamid Reza Faiz, Ali Reza Baghaee, Nader D Nader
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, ultrasound is increasingly used with a great accuracy in performing nerve blocks for facet joint disease. OBJECTIVES: To measure sonoanatomic characteristics for the facet joints of lumbar vertebras in patients with facetogenic pain and healthy volunteers. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study. SETTING: University-affiliated Specialty Clinic for Pain Management. PATIENTS: Twenty patients with facet joint disease (FJD) and 40 healthy volunteers (HVGs) were matched for age and sex, height, and weight...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173932/systematic-review-of-countermeasures-to-minimise-physiological-changes-and-risk-of-injury-to-the-lumbopelvic-area-following-long-term-microgravity
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Andrew Winnard, Mona Nasser, Dorothee Debuse, Maria Stokes, Simon Evetts, Mick Wilkinson, Julie Hides, Nick Caplan
BACKGROUND: No studies have been published on an astronaut population to assess the effectiveness of countermeasures for limiting physiological changes in the lumbopelvic region caused by microgravity exposure during spaceflight. However, several studies in this area have been done using spaceflight simulation via bed-rest. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of countermeasures designed to limit physiological changes to the lumbopelvic region caused by spaceflight simulation by means of bed-rest...
January 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172101/isolation-and-identification-of-stem-cells-from-degenerated-human-intervertebral-discs-and-their-migration-characteristics
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Shuhao Liu, Haifeng Liang, Soo-Min Lee, Zheng Li, Jian Zhang, Qinming Fei
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February 6, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171773/cervical-traction-therapy-with-and-without-neck-support-a-finite-element-analysis
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Kuan Wang, Huihao Wang, Zhen Deng, Zhengyan Li, Hongsheng Zhan, Wenxin Niu
BACKGROUND: Cervical traction is commonly used for treating neck pain. However, few studies have investigated the biomechanical impact such traction has on soft tissues. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the biomechanics of cervical traction therapy in a supine position with and without neck support (NS and non-NS). METHODS: A finite element model of the cervical spine was constructed to investigate the mechanism behind cervical traction therapy. An axial traction force of 100-N was loaded on the upper surface of C0 to simulate traction weight...
January 16, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168634/imaging-of-post-operative-spine-in-intervertebral-disc-pathology
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REVIEW
A Splendiani, F D'Orazio, L Patriarca, F Arrigoni, F Caranci, P Fonio, L Brunese, A Barile, E Di Cesare, C Masciocchi
This work is an imaging review of spine after surgery with special regard to imaging modality in intervertebral disc pathology. Advances in imaging technology can be evaluated. Depending on the clinical question is asked to the radiologist, it is possible to evaluate post-operative patients with conventional radiology (X-ray), computed tomography and magnetic resonance. Main indications for each technique are analysed. Imaging is important in the diagnosis of many forms of spine pathology and plays a fundamental role in evaluating post-surgical effects of treatments, according to the imaging method which is used, both on spine and on its surrounding tissues (intervertebral discs, spinal cord, muscles and vessels)...
February 6, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
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/28167391/bioengineered-three-dimensional-diseased-intervertebral-disc-model-revealed-inflammatory-crosstalk
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Akshay Srivastava, Isma Liza Mohd Isa, Peadar Rooney, Abhay Pandit
Without an appropriate disease model, the understanding of the pathophysiology of intervertebral disc degeneration and inflammation is limited. The lack of understanding limits the potential discovery of therapeutic targets as viable treatment options. Here, we report a versatile method to develop a three-dimensional intervertebral disc (IVD) model to study the response of nucleus pulposus (NP) and annulus fibrosus (AF) cells to inflammatory (IL-1β-induced) stimulation. The cell shape regulated IVD model was engineered by modulating the crosslinking of a self-assembled collagen hydrogel...
January 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167249/how-are-adjacent-spinal-levels-affected-by-vertebral-fracture-and-by-vertebroplasty-a-biomechanical-study-on-cadaveric-spines
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Jin Luo, Deborah J Annesley-Williams, Michael A Adams, Patricia Dolan
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal injuries and surgery may have important effects at neighbouring spinal levels, but previous investigations of adjacent-level biomechanics have produced conflicting results. We use 'stress profilometry' and non-contact strain measurements to investigate thoroughly this long-standing problem. PURPOSE: To determine how vertebral fracture and vertebroplasty affect compressive load-sharing and vertebral deformations at adjacent spinal levels...
February 3, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164163/change-of-sagittal-spinal-alignment-and-its-association-with-pain-and-function-after-lumbar-surgery-augmented-with-an-interspinous-implant
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Rebecca J Crawford, Quentin J Malone, Roger I Price
BACKGROUND: Interspinous spacer/implants like the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion (DIAM™) are controversially yet commonly used in the surgical treatment of lumbar degenerative pathologies. Criticism is based on ill-defined indications, lack of superiority over decompression, and a poorly understood mechanical effect. Yet, continued use by surgeons implies their perceived clinical merit. We examined radiographic spinal alignment for 12 months, and pain and function for 24 months, after DIAM-augmented surgery to improve the understanding of the mechanical effect relating to clinical outcomes in patients...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
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