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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433659/carbonic-anhydrase-xii-functions-in-health-and-disease
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Abdul Waheed, William S Sly
Human CAXII was initially identified as a cancer marker in different cancers and tumors. Expression of CAXII is regulated by hypoxia and estrogen receptors. CAXII expression has been also detected in several tissues, whereas in cancer and tumor tissues its expression is several fold higher. In brain tumors, an alternatively spliced form of CAXII is expressed. Higher expression of CAXII in breast cancer is indicative of lower grade disease. CAXII plays a key role in several physiological functions. Mutation in the CAXII gene causes cystic fibrosis-like syndrome and salt wasting disease...
April 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428530/-duchenne-muscle-dystrophy-caused-bronchial-obstruction
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Aki Fujiwara, Nozomu Iwashiro, Masanori Ohara
Duchenne muscle dystrophy (DMD), X-linked recessive genetic disorder, causes a variety of complications including scoliosis. We report a case of bronchial obstruction and hemorrhage caused by scoliosis with DMD. A man in his forties having been hospitalized due to DMD since the age of 6, produced bloody sputum. A chest X-ray showed atelectasis in his right lower lung. A computed tomography and bronchoscopy indicated that scoliosis and thoracic deformity due to muscle dystrophy caused compression of a right main bronchus by the vertebra, leading to bronchial obstruction and bleeding...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427315/computational-modeling-of-long-term-effects-of-prophylactic-vertebroplasty-on-bone-adaptation
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Sandro D Badilatti, Patrik Christen, Stephen J Ferguson, Ralph Müller
Cement augmentation in vertebrae (vertebroplasty) is usually used to restore mechanical strength after spinal fracture but could also be used as a prophylactic treatment. So far, the mechanical competence has been determined immediately post-treatment, without considering long-term effects of bone adaptation. In this work, we investigated such long-term effects of vertebroplasty on the stiffness of the augmented bone by means of computational simulation of bone adaptation. Using micro-finite element analysis, we determined sites of increased mechanical stress (stress raisers) and stress shielding and, based on the simulations, regions with increased or decreased bone loss due to augmentation...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427121/-efficacy-and-safety-of-vertebrae-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-by-posterior-trans-apical-for-correction-of-severe-and-rigid-idiopathic-scoiiosis
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T Xu, Maimaiti Maierdan, H L Guo, Maimaiti Pulati, J Sheng, Q Deng, W B Sheng
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pedicle subtraction osteotomy for correction of severe rigid idiopathic scoliosis. Methods: From January 2003 to December 2014, eighteen patients with severe rigid idiopathic scoliosis were treated by posterior wedge osteotomy in department of spinal surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University. There were 5 males and 13 females, and the average age at was (16.9±9.1)years, and the average follow-up was 47.6 months. The coronal and sagittal Cobb's angles, sagittal trunk shifts, apical vertebral translation, height change and fusion segments were measured on standing AP and lateral radiographs before, after surgery and the final follow-up...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426181/prognostic-significance-of-cachexia-score-assessed-by-ct-in-male-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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E Y Kim, H Y Lee, Y S Kim, I Park, H K Ahn, E K Cho, Y M Jeong, J H Kim
To determine the prognostic significance of CT-determined cachexia scores (CSs) in 127 consecutive male small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients, cross-sectional areas of muscle and fat tissues at the third lumbar vertebra (L3) were retrospectively measured on baseline CT images. CSs were determined based on the presence of sarcopenia and/or adipopenia. According to the presence of sarcopenia (L3 muscle index <55 cm(2) /m(2) , 86.8%) and adipopenia (L3 fat index <22 cm(2) /m(2) , 11.8%), CSs were defined as follows: CS2 (sarcopenia and adipopenia, 11...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425425/skeletal-anomalies-in-reared-senegalese-sole-solea-senegalensis-juveniles-a-radiographic-approach
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A M de Azevedo, A P Losada, A Barreiro, J D Barreiro, I Ferreiro, A Riaza, S Vázquez, M I Quiroga
Reared Senegalese sole Solea senegalensis Kaup show a high incidence of vertebral anomalies; however, little is known about its skeletal anomaly profile in the later farming phases. The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed description and quantification of the most common skeletal anomalies in reared Senegalese sole in the juvenile stage by means of computed radiography. A total of 374 Senegalese sole were classified according to the external morphology of the fish as normal or altered and then radiographed in latero-lateral and in dorso-ventral projections...
April 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424050/in-the-quest-for-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-etiology-the-schmorl-s-nodes-model
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Janan Abbas, Viviane Slon, Dan Stein, Natan Peled, Israel Hershkovitz, Kamal Hamoud
BACKGROUND: Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is a common health problem in the elderly and usually associated with three-joint complex degeneration. Schmorl's nodes (SNs) are described as vertical herniation of the disc into the vertebral body through a weakened part of the end plate that can lead to disc degeneration. Since SNs can harm the spine unit stability, the association between DLSS and SNs is expected. The aim of this study is to shed light on the relationship between degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis and SNs...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423880/effects-of-vertebral-number-variations-on-carcass-traits-and-genotyping-of-vrtn-candidate-gene-in-kazakh-sheep
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Zhifeng Zhang, Yawei Sun, Wei Du, Sangang He, Mingjun Liu, Changyan Tian
The vertebral number is associated with body length and carcass traits, which represents an economically important trait in farm animals. The variation of vertebral number has been observed in a few mammalian species. However, the variation of vertebral number and QTLs in sheep breeds have not been well addressed. In our investigation, the information including gender, age, carcass weight, carcass length and the number of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae from 624 China Kazakh sheep was collected. The effect of vertebral number variation on carcass weight and carcass length was estimated by general linear model (GLM)...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422889/an-in-vitro-biomechanical-evaluation-of-an-expansive-double-threaded-bi-directional-compression-screw-for-fixation-of-type-ii-odontoid-process-fractures-a-squire-compliant-article
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Ning Liu, Li Tian, Rong-Xian Jiang, Chao Xu, Lei Shi, Wei Lei, Yang Zhang
Odontoid process fracture accounts for 5% to 15% of all cervical spine injuries, and the rate is higher among elderly people. The anterior cannulated screw fixation has been widely used in odontoid process fracture, but the fixation strength may still be limited under some circumstances. This study aims to investigate the biomechanical fixation strength of expansive double-threaded bi-directional compression screw (EDBCS) compared with cannulated lag screw (CLS) and improved Herbert screw (IHS) for fixation of type II odontoid process fracture...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422731/risk-of-osteoporosis-and-pathologic-fractures-in-cancer-patients-who-underwent-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jiun-Nong Lin, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Chih-Hui Yang, Chung-Hsu Lai, Hsi-Hsun Lin, Chao-Sung Chang, Ji-An Liang
BACKGROUND: Long-term data on post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) osteoporosis and fracture are limited. This study evaluated the long-term risk of osteoporosis and fracture in cancer patients who underwent HSCT. RESULTS: The incidence density rate of osteoporosis was 12.5 per 1000 person-years in the HSCT group, which was significantly higher than that in the non-HSCT group (5.65 per 1000 person-years) after adjustment for associated factors and consideration of competing risk factors (adjusted subhazard ratio, 1...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420562/progression-of-untreated-mild-thoracic-scheuermann-s-kyphosis%C3%A2-%C3%A2-radiographic-and-functional-assessment-after-mean-follow-up-of-46%C3%A2-years
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Leena Ristolainen, Jyrki A Kettunen, Urho M Kujala, Ari Heinonen, Dietrich Schlenzka
BACKGROUND: There is no data available on the radiographic development of the Scheuermann's deformity. Our purpose was to investigate radiographic deformity progression and the relation between kyphosis progression and clinical outcome in patients with untreated Scheuermann's kyphosis. METHODS: Thoracic kyphosis (Th4-Th12) was measured from standing lateral radiographs in 19 patients at baseline and after mean 46-year follow-up. Mean age at baseline was 19.2 and at follow-up 64...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418040/the-height-width-depth-ratios-of-the-intervertebral-discs-and-vertebral-bodies-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-vs-controls-in-a-chinese-population
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Hao Chen, Tom P C Schlösser, Rob C Brink, Dino Colo, Marijn van Stralen, Lin Shi, Winnie C W Chu, Pheng-Ann Heng, René M Castelein, Jack C Y Cheng
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients have been reported to be taller and more slender than normal controls, suggesting less mechanical stiffness of their trunk and spine. For assessment of mechanical stiffness, to our best knowledge this is the first to study height-width-depth relations at the level of the individual vertebra and disc in 3-D and to evaluate its relation with the Cobb angle severity. A unique series of high-resolution pre-operative computed tomographic (CT) scans of a total of 105 Chinese patients with moderate to severe AIS and 11 age-matched non-scoliotic controls were used for this study...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416937/expansion-of-the-rib-head-a-novel-computed-tomographic-feature-of-supernumerary-intrathoracic-ribs
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Ismail Mikdat Kabakus, Zeynep Atceken, Orhan Macit Ariyurek
Intrathoracic ribs are very rare congenital anomalies. Approximately 50 cases have been reported in the literature till date. They are usually present on the right side, between the third and eighth ribs without sex predominance. They may originate from a vertebral body or the proximal or distal part of a rib. In most cases, they are asymptomatic, but they may be associated with developmental abnormalities of ribs and vertebrae. The diagnosis is important to prevent further investigation or intervention. Here we present two rare cases with supernumerary intrathoracic rib and describe a novel sign, namely expansion of the rib head...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416439/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-bilateral-decompression-via-a-unilateral-approach-with-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-with-stenosis
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Xiaofei Cheng, Kai Zhang, Xiaojiang Sun, Changqing Zhao, Hua Li, Bin Ni, Jie Zhao
Background context Laminectomy with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) has been shown to achieve satisfactory clinical outcomes, but it leads to potential adverse consequences associated with extensive disruption of posterior bony and soft-tissue structures. Purpose To compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of bilateral decompression via a unilateral approach (BDUA) with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and laminectomy with PLIF in the treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) with stenosis...
April 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416437/the-ct-based-fractal-analysis-of-trabecular-bone-structure-may-help-in-detecting-decreased-quality-of-bone-prior-to-urgent-spinal-procedures
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Marcin Czyz, Arion Kapinas, James Holton, Renata Pyzik, Bronek M Boszczyk, Nasir A Quraishi
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: To date no reliable method is available to determine the parameters of bone density based on the routine spinal CT in the emergency setup. We propose the use of fractal analysis to detect patients with poor quality of bone prior to urgent or semi-urgent spinal procedures. PURPOSE: To validate the hypothesis that the CT-based fractal analysis of the trabecular bone structure may help in detecting patients with poor quality of bone prior to urgent spinal procedures...
April 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414799/comprehensive-evaluation-of-ten-deformable-image-registration-algorithms-for-contour-propagation-between-ct-and-cone-beam-ct-images-in-adaptive-head-neck-radiotherapy
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Xin Li, Yuyu Zhang, Yinghua Shi, Shuyu Wu, Yang Xiao, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
Deformable image registration (DIR) is a critical technic in adaptive radiotherapy (ART) for propagating contours between planning computerized tomography (CT) images and treatment CT/cone-beam CT (CBCT) images to account for organ deformation for treatment re-planning. To validate the ability and accuracy of DIR algorithms in organ at risk (OAR) contour mapping, ten intensity-based DIR strategies, which were classified into four categories-optical flow-based, demons-based, level-set-based and spline-based-were tested on planning CT and fractional CBCT images acquired from twenty-one head & neck (H&N) cancer patients who underwent 6~7-week intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413557/c2-primary-leiomyoma-in-an-immunocompetent-woman-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mohana Rao Patibandla, Madhukar T Nayak, A K Purohit, Megha Uppin, Sundaram Challa, Gokul Chowdary Addagada, Manisha Nukavarapu
Clinical case report and review of the literature. This is the first case of primary leiomyoma in an immunocompetent woman without previous history of uterine leiomyoma being reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge. Leiomyoma, a type of smooth muscle cell tumor, involving the vertebra is extremely rare. There were very few primary leiomyoma in patients with AIDS or in the immune-suppressed patients. This 48-year-old female came with H/o neck pain, weakness and bladder retention. On examination, tone increased in all four limbs, power on the right side of the limbs 4/5, power on the left upper limb 0/5, lower limb 3/5, left plantar was up going, decreased sensation over the left second cervical vertebra (C2) dermatome and all modalities decreased below C2...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413225/pathological-burst-fracture-in-the-cervical-spine-with-negative-red-flags-a-12-year-follow-up
#18
Jocelyn Cox, Chris DeGrauuw, Erik Klein
In 2004, a 61-year-old male presented to a chiropractic clinic complaining of neck pain after hearing a 'crunch' when getting out of bed that morning. The initial history intake and physical examination identified no red flags or indications for the patient's pain, with the exception of traction being pain-provoking. Conventional radiographs were ordered, which identified a pathological burst fracture of the fourth cervical vertebra. This Imaging Case Review (ICR) is to provide clinicians with a follow-up to the patient's care and current state...
March 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413175/prenatal-postcranial-development-in-two-species-of-sympatric-japanese-wood-mice-apodemus-argenteus-and-a-speciosus-a-comparison-of-arboreal-versus-terrestrial-congeners
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Daisuke Koyabu
Habitats of two closely related Japanese field mice, Apodemus argenteus and A. speciosus, broadly overlap in many Japanese forests. A. argenteus being more arboreal and A. speciosus being more terrestrial, it is thought that such ecological segregation allows their sympatric distribution. Comparing these two congeners, whether ecological difference is reflected in postcranial development was examined. Although overall ossification sequences were virtually identical, development of the caudal vertebrae was remarkably earlier in A...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413118/cadaveric-and-ultrasonographic-validation-of-needling-placement-in-the-cervical-multifidus-muscle
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César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Juan A Mesa-Jiménez, Jose A Paredes-Mancilla, Shane L Koppenhaver, Samuel Fernández-Carnero
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if a needle is able to reach the cervical multifidus during the application of dry needling or acupuncture. METHODS: Dry needling and ultrasound imaging of cervical multifidi was conducted on 5 patients (age: 32 ± 5 years) with mechanical neck pain and on 2 fresh cadavers (age: 64 ± 1 years). Dry needling was done using a needle of 40 mm in length inserted perpendicular to the skin about 1 cm lateral to the spinous process at C3-C4...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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