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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104459/validation-of-the-intervertebral-disc-histological-degeneration-score-in-cervical-intervertebral-discs-and-their-endplates
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Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Brandon Michael Henry, Tomasz Gładysz, Roman Głowacki, Jerzy A Walocha, Romana Tomaszewska
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Vertebral joints consist of intervertebral discs (IVDs) and cartilaginous endplates (EP) that lie superiorly and inferiorly to the IVDs and separate them from the adjacent vertebral bodies. With ageing, both IVDs and EPs undergo degeneration. The Histologic Degeneration Score (HDS) is a grading system which microscopically evaluates the degree of degeneration in lumbar discs and predicts it with high accuracy basing on several histological markers of IVD and EP. There is currently a lack of validated histologic grading schemes for cervical spine degeneration...
January 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042726/hybrid-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
#2
Tsung-Hsi Tu, Jau-Ching Wu, Henrich Cheng, Praveen V Mummaneni
For patients with multilevel cervical stenosis at nonadjacent segments, one of the traditional approaches has included a multilevel fusion of the abnormal segments as well as the intervening normal segment. In this video we demonstrate an alternative treatment plan with tailored use of a combination of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) with an intervening skipped level. The authors present the case of a 72-year-old woman with myeloradiculopathy and a large disc herniation with facet joint degeneration at C3-4 and bulging disc at C5-6...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032706/correlations-of-japanese-orthopaedic-association-scoring-systems-with-gait-parameters-in-patients-with-degenerative-spinal-diseases
#3
Chen-Fan Zheng, Yan-Cheng Liu, Yong-Cheng Hu, Qun Xia, Jun Miao, Ji-Dong Zhang, Kuan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scoring systems were developed to evaluate the neurological function of patients with cervical or lumbar degeneration. As patient-based and multi-dimensional clinical evaluation tools, these systems should be capable of reflecting the walking disability of patients. The association between JOA scores and gait parameters, however, are not well characterized. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlations between JOA scores and gait parameters of patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LDH)...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002345/comparison-of-the-more-than-5-year-clinical-outcomes-of-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Min-Min Shao, Chun-Hui Chen, Zhong-Ke Lin, Xiang-Yang Wang, Qi-Shan Huang, Yong-Long Chi, Ai-Min Wu
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) was almost the "golden standard" technique in treatment of symptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease, however, it cause motion loss of the indexed level, increase the intradiscal pressure and motion of the adjacent levels, and may accelerate the degeneration of adjacent level. Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) was designed to preserve the motion of index level, avoid the over-activity of adjacent levels and reduce the degeneration of adjacent disc levels, the process of degeneration of adjacent level is very slowly, long term follow up studies should be conducted, this study aim to compare the more than 5 years' long-term clinical outcomes and safety between CDA and ACDF...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965512/in-depth-analysis-on-influencing-factors-of-adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-cervical-fusion
#5
Chaojie Yu, Xiaoping Mu, Jianxun Wei, Ye Chu, Bin Liang
BACKGROUND To explore the related influencing factors of adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) after cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 263 patients who underwent ACDF was carried out. Cervical x-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were required before operation, after operation, and at the last follow-up. General information and some radiographic parameters of all patients were measured and recorded. According to the imaging data, patients were put into one of two groups: non-ASD group and ASD group...
December 14, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916038/-mid-to-long-term-outcomes-of-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-for-symptomatic-cervical-disc-disease-a-meta-analysis
#6
S L Kan, B Yang, G Z Ning, S J Gao, J C Sun, S Q Feng
Objective: To compare the benefits and harms of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion(ACDF) for symptomatic cervical disc disease at mid- to long-term follow-up. Methods: Electronic searches were made in PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials with at least 48 moths follow-up.Outcomes were reported as relative risk or standardized mean difference.Meta-analysis was carried out using Revman version 5.3 and Stata version 12.0. Results: Seven trials were included, involving 2 302 participants...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893652/correlation-between-t2-t2-star-relaxation-time-and-cervical-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-an-observational-study
#7
Minghua Huang, Yong Guo, Qiong Ye, Lei Chen, Kai Zhou, Qingjun Wang, Lixin Shao, Qinglei Shi, Chun Chen
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the potential benefits of T2 relaxation time of intervertebral discs (IVDs) regarding the detection and grading of degenerative disc disease using 3.0-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cervical sagittal T2-weighted, T2 relaxation MRI was performed at 3.0-T in 61 subjects, covering discs C2-3 to C6-7. All discs were morphologically assessed based on the Pfirrmann grade, and regions of interests (ROIs) were drawn over the T2 mapping...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799993/radiologic-changes-of-operated-and-adjacent-segments-after-anterior-cervical-microforaminotomy
#8
Jang Ho Ahn, Moon Sun Park, Seong Min Kim, Seung Young Chung, Do Sung Lee, Ki Seok Park
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical microforaminotomy (ACMF) is a motion-preserving surgical procedure. The purpose of this study is to assess radiologic changes of operated and adjacent segments after ACMF. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 52 patients who underwent ACMF between 1998 and 2008. From X-ray film-based changes, disc height and sagittal range of motion (ROM) of operated and adjacent segments were compared at preoperative and last follow-up periods. Radiological degeneration of both segments was analyzed as well...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790313/age-related-incidence-of-cervical-spondylosis-in-residents-of-jeju-island
#9
Myung-Sang Moon, Min-Geun Yoon, Bong-Keun Park, Min-Suk Park
STUDY DESIGN: Cervical spine radiograms of 460 Jeju islanders. PURPOSE: To investigate the age-matched incidences and severity of the cervical disc degeneration and associated pathologic findings. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Several related studies on the incidences of disc and Luschka's and facet joint degeneration have provided some basic data for clinicians. METHODS: Cervical radiographs of 460 (220 males and 240 females) patients in their fourth to ninth decade were analyzed...
October 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716589/changes-of-proteoglycan-and-collagen-ii-of-the-adjacent-intervertebral-disc-in-the-cervical-instability-models
#10
Bin Wu, Chunyang Meng, Haibin Wang, Cunling Jia, Yifeng Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Post-operation of cervical decompression fusion and internal fixation (CDF) accelerated adjacent segment disc degeneration (ASD). It is not clear that whether instability of one single segmental accelerates the degeneration of adjacent segment disc. This study aims to explore the effect of cervical instability on the change of morphology and biochemistry in adjective segment (above) in the L5/6 cervical instability rabbit models. METHODS: Thirty-two mature New Zealand white rabbits (3000±250g) were randomly divided into two groups, control group (n=8) and model group (n=24)...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707846/radiographic-changes-in-the-cervical-spine-following-anterior-arthrodesis-a-long-term-analysis-of-166-patients
#11
Raj D Rao, Donald R Gore, Shu-Jie Tang, Brandon J Rebholz, Narayan Yoganandan, Mei Wang
BACKGROUND: Adjacent segment degeneration frequently develops following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. The objectives of the present study were to characterize the long-term evolution of degenerative radiographic changes at segments adjacent to anterior cervical fusion and to identify factors associated with the development of these changes, including the preoperative condition of the cervical spine and parameters related to arthrodeses. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-six patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for symptomatic cervical spondylosis or disc herniation were followed radiographically for a mean time of 12...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699832/value-of-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cartilage-for-the-pre-operative-assessment-of-cervical-intervertebral-discs
#12
Christoph Schleich, Falk Miese, Anja Müller-Lutz, Johannes Boos, Joel Aissa, Adrian Nasca, Frank Zaucke, Tamara Bostelmann, Lars Schimmöller, Bernd Bittersohl, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Gerald Antoch, Richard Bostelmann
The study was performed to preoperatively assess the cartilage integrity of cervical intervertebral discs (IVDs) using Delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cartilage (dGEMRIC). Therefore, 53 cervical intervertebral discs of nine preoperative patients with neck and shoulder/arm pain scheduled for discectomy (five females, four males; mean age: 47.1 ± 8.4 years; range: 36-58 years) were included for biochemical analysis in this retrospective study. The patients underwent 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including biochemical imaging with dGEMRIC and morphological, sagittal T2 weighted (T2w) imaging...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669046/propionibacterium-acnes-coagulase-negative-staphylococcus-and-the-biofilm-like-intervertebral-disc
#13
Michael F Coscia, Gerald A Denys, Matthew F Wack
STUDY DESIGN: Patients scheduled for spinal surgery were screened prospectively for a microbial presence associated with intervertebral disc specimens. Inclusion was limited to patients requiring surgery for any of five conditions: study patients with cervical spine intervertebral herniation (IVH), lumbar spine IVH, lumbar spine discogenic pain, and control patients with idiopathic scoliosis/Scheurermann's kyphosis or trauma/neuromuscular deformity. Exclusion criteria included ongoing systemic infection, abnormal pre-operative white cell counts, documented or suspected spinal infection, or previous surgery to the involved disc...
December 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658985/routine-radiographs-one-day-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-are-neither-necessary-nor-cost-effective
#14
Sean C Martin, Bassam O Dabbous, Elliott E Ridgeon, Shailendra A Magdum, Thomas A D Cadoux-Hudson, Erlick A C Pereira
OBJECTIVES: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a common operative treatment of compressive pathology of the cervical spinal cord, when caused by one or more degenerated intervertebral discs or related osteophytes. In addition to intra-operative radiographs to confirm spinal level before discectomy and implant position after insertion, traditional practice is to obtain post-operative antero-posterior and lateral plain radiographs (XR) before hospital discharge, despite a paucity of evidence supporting their benefit to patient care...
September 22, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650387/adjacent-segment-degeneration-following-prodisc-c-total-disc-replacement-tdr-and-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-acdf-does-surgeon-bias-effect-radiographic-interpretation
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Eric B Laxer, Craig D Brigham, Bruce V Darden, P Bradley Segebarth, R Alden Milam, Alfred L Rhyne, Susan M Odum, Leo R Spector
PURPOSE: Many investigators have reported the financial conflicts of interest (COI), which could result in potential bias in the reporting of outcomes for patients undergoing total disc replacement (TDR) rather than anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). This bias may be subconsciously introduced by the investigator in a non-blinded radiographic review. The purpose of this study was to determine if bias was present when a group of spine specialists rated adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) following cervical TDR or ACDF...
September 20, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568543/biochemical-validity-of-imaging-techniques-x-ray-mri-and-dgemric-in-degenerative-disc-disease-of-the-human-cervical-spine-an-in-vivo-study
#16
Richard Bostelmann, Tamara Bostelmann, Adrian Nasaca, Hans Jakob Steiger, Frank Zaucke, Christoph Schleich
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: On a molecular level, maturation or degeneration of human intervertebral disc is among others expressed by the content of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). According to the degenerative status, the disc content can differ in nucleus pulposus (NP) and annulus fibrosus (AF), respectively. Research in this area was conducted mostly on postmortem samples. Although several radiological classification systems exist, none includes biochemical features. Therefore, we focused our in vivo study on a widely spread and less expensive imaging technique for the cervical spine and the correlation of radiological patterns to biochemical equivalents in the intervertebral discs...
August 25, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554353/a-comparison-of-a-new-zero-profile-stand-alone-fidji-cervical-cage-and-anterior-cervical-plate-for-single-and-multilevel-acdf-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up-study
#17
Zhonghai Li, Yantao Zhao, Jiaguang Tang, Dongfeng Ren, Jidong Guo, Huadong Wang, Li Li, Shuxun Hou
PURPOSE: To compare perioperative parameters, clinical outcomes, radiographic parameters, and complication rates of the new zero-profile, stand-alone Fidji cervical cage with those of the stand-alone cages with a titanium plate for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the surgical treatment of single- and multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD). METHODS: Between October 2009 and December 2013, 152 consecutive patients [86 males and 52 females; mean age 51...
August 23, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534085/-case-control-study-on-zero-profile-implant-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-and-conventional-cage-plate-internal-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-single-segmental-cervical-intervertebral-disc-herniation
#18
Hai-yu Shao, Jun Zhang, Di Yang, Jin-ping Chen, Ya-zeng Huang
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical efficacy of Zero-profile implant for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and conventional titanium plate with cage internal fixation for the treatment of single segmental cervical intervertebral disc herniation. METHODS: From August 2011 to March 2014, clinical data of 139 patients with single cervical disc herniation treated with anterior cervical discectomy and interbody fusion with internal fixation were retrospectively analyzed...
June 2016: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512221/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-noncontiguous-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#19
Sun Qizhi, Li Peijia, Sun Lei, Chen Junsheng, Li Jianmin
BACKGROUND: Noncontiguous cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a special degenerative disease because of the intermediate normal level or levels between supra and infraabnormal levels. Some controversy exists over the optimal procedure for two noncontiguous levels of CSM. The study was to evaluate the outcomes of the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with zero-profile devices for two noncontiguous levels of CSM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 17 consecutive patients with two noncontiguous levels of CSM operated between December 2009 and August 2012 were included in the study...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503265/the-impact-of-generalized-joint-laxity-gjl-on-the-posterior-neck-pain-cervical-disc-herniation-and-cervical-disc-degeneration-in-the-cervical-spine
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Sun-Mi Lee, Su Chan Oh, Jin S Yeom, Ji-Hoon Shin, Sam-Guk Park, Duk-Seop Shin, Myun-Whan Ahn, Gun Woo Lee
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Generalized joint laxity (GJL) can have a negative impact on lumbar spine pathology, including low back pain, disc degeneration, and disc herniation, but the relationship between GJL and cervical spine conditions remains unknown. PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between GJL and cervical spine conditions, including the prevalence of posterior neck pain (PNP), cervical disc herniation (CDH), and cervical disc degeneration (CDD), in a young, active population...
December 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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