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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791891/the-economic-burden-of-urinary-tract-infection-and-pressure-ulceration-in-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-admissions-evidence-for-comparative-economics-and-decision-analytics-from-a-matched-case-control-study
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Barry White, Nicolas Dea, John Street, Christiana L Cheng, Carly S Rivers, Najmedden Attabib, Brian K Kwon, Charles G Fisher, Marcel F Dvorak
Secondary complications of spinal cord injury (SCI) are a burden to afflicted individuals and the rest of society. However, there is limited evidence of the economic burden or cost of complications in SCI populations in Canada, which is necessary for comparative economic analyses and decision analytic modeling of possible solutions to these common health problems. Comparative economic analyses can inform resource allocation decisions, but the outputs are only as good as the inputs. In this article, new evidence of the excess or incremental costs of urinary tract infection (UTI) and pressure ulceration (PU) in acute traumatic SCI from an exploratory case series analysis of admissions to a Level I specialized Canadian spine facility (2008-2013) is presented...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757906/lumbosacral-dorsal-rhizotomy-for-spastic-cerebral-palsy-a-health-technology-assessment
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BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy, a spectrum of neuromuscular conditions caused by abnormal brain development or early damage to the brain, is the most common cause of childhood physical disability. Lumbosacral dorsal rhizotomy is a neurosurgical procedure that permanently decreases spasticity and is always followed by physical therapy. The objectives of this health technology assessment were to evaluate the clinical effectiveness, safety, cost effectiveness, and family perspectives of dorsal rhizotomy...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720153/molecular-characterization-of-moniezia-sichuanensis-in-captive-musk-deer-moschus-berezovskii
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J Xu, H Lin, J Chen, Y Cai, W Fu, H Wang, X Gu, W Lai, X Peng, G Yang
The musk deer (Moschus berezovskii) is an economically important species from which musk is extracted and used in perfumes and medicines. Cestodes (parasitic flatworms) of the genus Moniezia are important parasites that infect this endangered species and can cause high mortality in young deer. In 1982, Moniezia (S.) sichuanensis sp. nov. was described from a specimen obtained from wild musk deer. The new species was distinct from the other described species of Moniezia by the sawtooth-shaped interproglottidal glands, the thick vagina and the absence of a cirrus spine...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716636/a-simplified-clinical-prediction-rule-for-prognosticating-independent-walking-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-prospective-study-from-a-canadian-multicenter-spinal-cord-injury-registry
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Katharine E Hicks, Yichen Zhao, Nader Fallah, Carly Rivers, Vanessa Noonan, Tova Plashkes, Eugene K Wai, Darren M Roffey, Eve Tsai, Jerome Paquet, Najmedden Attabib, Travis Marion, Henry Ahn, Philippe Phan
BACKGROUND: Context: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition with limited treatment options for neurological or functional recovery. The ability to predict the prognosis of walking post-injury with emerging prediction models could aid in rehabilitation strategies and reintegration into the community. PURPOSE: To re-validate an existing clinical prediction model for independent ambulation (van Middendorp et al. 2011) utilising acute and long-term post-injury follow-up data, and to investigate the accuracy of a simplified model using prospectively collected data from a Canadian multicenter SCI database, the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR)...
July 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660102/impact-of-the-economic-downturn-on-elective-lumbar-spine-surgery-in-the-united-states-a-national-trend-analysis-2003-to-2013
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David N Bernstein, David Brodell, Yue Li, Paul T Rubery, Addisu Mesfin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. OBJECTIVE: The impact of the 2008-2009 economic downtown on elective lumbar spine surgery is unknown. Our objective was to investigate the effect of the economic downturn on the overall trends of elective lumbar spine surgery in the United States. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used in conjunction with US Census and macroeconomic data to determine historical trends. The economic downturn was defined as 2008 to 2009...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658132/emergency-1-stage-anterior-approach-for-cervical-spine-infection-complicated-by-epidural-abscess
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Haoxi Li, Zhaoxiong Chen, Zhiyao Yong, Xinhua Li, Yufeng Huang, Desheng Wu
It was a retrospective analysis.The aim of the study was to explore the safety and reliability of emergency 1-stage radical debridement and reconstruction using titanium mesh filled with autologous bone for patients with cervical spine infection complicated by epidural abscess.At present, cervical spine infection complicated by epidural abscess is known as a severe spine disease. Recently, case report of this disease is showing quite an increasing tendency, particularly in economically undeveloped areas and countries...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642857/healthcare-costs-of-osteoporotic-fracture-in-korea-information-from-the-national-health-insurance-claims-database-2008-2011
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Ha Young Kim, Yong-Chan Ha, Tae-Young Kim, Hyemin Cho, Young-Kyun Lee, Ji-Yeon Baek, Sunmee Jang
BACKGROUND: The present study estimated healthcare costs of osteoporotic fractures including spine, hip, distal radius and humerus in Koreans over 50 years of age using national claims data. METHODS: Korea National Health Insurance data between 2008 and 2011 was searched for all claims records of outpatient visits or hospital admissions of patients ≥50-year-of-age. Osteoporosis-related fractures were identified using certain the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes and site-specific physician claims for procedures in a patient age cut-off value of 50 years...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605552/impact-of-discharge-disposition-on-30-d-readmissions-following-elective-spine-surgery
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Raul A Vasquez, Silky Chotai, Thomas H Freeman, Harrison F Kay, Joseph S Cheng, Matthew J McGirt, Clinton J Devin
BACKGROUND: Readmissions are a significant economic burden on the health care system and increasingly being utilized as a metric of quality. Patients discharged to home vs an inpatient facility have different characteristics, which might influence the readmissions following spine surgery. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of discharge disposition on readmission rates and causes of readmission after spine surgery. METHODS: Patients enrolled in a prospective registry and undergoing elective spine surgery were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604490/health-related-quality-of-life-in-early-onset-scoliosis-patients-treated-surgically-eosq-scores-in-traditional-growing-rod-vs-magnetically-controlled-growing-rods
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Michael E Doany, Z Deniz Olgun, Gizem Irem Kinikli, Senol Bekmez, Aykut Kocyigit, Gokhan Demirkiran, A Ergun Karaagaoglu, Muharrem Yazici
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To compare quality of life and caregiver burden in TGR and MCGR patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Magnetic controlled growing rods (MCGR) decrease surgical sessions associated with treatment of early onset scoliosis (EOS), hoping to minimize the burdens seen with repetitive invasive surgeries in traditional growing rod (TGR) treatment. Although the clinical indications for these treatments have largely been agreed upon, there is a lack of understanding of their impact on patients' and families' quality of life...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580386/hospitalizations-for-osteoporosis-related-fractures-economic-costs-and-clinical-outcomes
#10
Derek Weycker, Xiaoyan Li, Rich Barron, Rebecca Bornheimer, David Chandler
BACKGROUND: Osteoporotic fractures frequently require inpatient care, and are associated with elevated risks of morbidity, mortality, and re-hospitalization. A comprehensive evaluation of healthcare costs, resource utilization, and outcomes associated with osteoporosis (OP)-related fractures treated in US hospitals was undertaken. METHODS: A retrospective analysis using the Premier Perspective Database (2010 - 2013) was conducted. Study population comprised patients aged ≥ 50 years hospitalized with a principal diagnosis of a closed or pathologic fracture commonly associated with OP; the first qualifying hospitalization was designated the "index admission"...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573022/ocean-acidification-impacts-spine-integrity-but-not-regenerative-capacity-of-spines-and-tube-feet-in-adult-sea-urchins
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Chloe E Emerson, Helena C Reinardy, Nicholas R Bates, Andrea G Bodnar
Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has resulted in a change in seawater chemistry and lowering of pH, referred to as ocean acidification. Understanding how different organisms and processes respond to ocean acidification is vital to predict how marine ecosystems will be altered under future scenarios of continued environmental change. Regenerative processes involving biomineralization in marine calcifiers such as sea urchins are predicted to be especially vulnerable. In this study, the effect of ocean acidification on regeneration of external appendages (spines and tube feet) was investigated in the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus exposed to ambient (546 µatm), intermediate (1027 µatm) and high (1841 µatm) partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) for eight weeks...
May 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557967/-the-assessment-of-the-impact-of-rehabilitation-on-the-pain-intensity-level-in-patients-with-herniated-nucleus-pulposus-of-the-intervertebral-disc
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Kamil Koszela, Sylwia Krukowska, Marta Woldańska-Okońska
Back pain may be caused by many factors. In many cases it is difficult to unambiguously determine a cause of the pathology, which can involve various structures in the spine. In this paper we will discuss the symptoms associated with the degenerative changes of the intervertebral disc, which involve, among others, its bulging, dislocation and pressure on the surrounding structures. These problems require an adequate clinical and imaging diagnostics in order to implement an appropriate treatment. In the first place, it should be based on the conservative methods (such as: pharmacotherapy, rehabilitation and lifestyle changes)...
May 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542552/osteoporosis-associated-vertebral-fractures-health-economic-implications
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Julian Joestl, Nikolaus Lang, Adam Bukaty, Thomas M Tiefenboeck, Patrick Platzer
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis-associated vertebral fractures represent an increasing clinical and public health problem, one with important socioeconomic effects within western countries. The purpose of this study was to analyse demographic, medical, gender and socioeconomic aspects of osteoporotic vertebral fractures of the thoracic or lumbar spine over a period of at least 10-years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Included for analysis were 694 patients who had suffered a vertebral fracture due to primary or secondary osteoporosis, and who were treated at our Level-I trauma center between 2000 and 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525473/is-total-disk-replacement-a-cost-effective-treatment-for-cervical-degenerative-disk-disease
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Bernd Wiedenhöfer, Joachim Nacke, Mike Stephan, Wiltrud Richter, Claus Carstens, Markus Eichler
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness and clinical outcome of motion-preserving versus fusion procedures in cervical spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: During the last decade there has been a huge growth in spine surgery with a concurrent increase in the economic burden. Currently, there appear to be no differences in clinical outcome between cervical total disk replacement (TDR) and spinal fusion (SF)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495240/risk-factors-for-pulmonary-complication-following-fixation-of-spine-fractures
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Douglas S Weinberg, Brian Z Hedges, Jonathan E Belding, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Previous studies have suggested pulmonary complications are common among patients undergoing fixation for traumatic spine fractures. This leads to prolonged hospital stay, worse functional outcomes, and increased economic burden. However, only limited prognostic information exists regarding which patients are at greatest risk for pulmonary complications. PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify factors predictive of perioperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing fixation of spine fractures...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458067/effect-of-liberal-blood-transfusion-on-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-in-spine-surgery-patients
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Taylor E Purvis, C Rory Goodwin, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, A Karim Ahmed, Virginie Lafage, Brian J Neuman, Peter G Passias, Khaled M Kebaish, Steven M Frank, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Blood transfusions in spine surgery are shown to be associated with increased patient morbidity. The association between transfusion performed using a liberal hemoglobin (Hb) trigger-defined as an intraoperative Hb level of ≥10 g/dL, a postoperative level of ≥8 g/dL, or a whole hospital nadir between 8 and 10 g/dL-and perioperative morbidity and cost in spine surgery patients is unknown and thus was investigated in this study. PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe the perioperative outcomes and economic cost associated with liberal Hb trigger transfusion among spine surgery patients...
April 27, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434542/the-neandertal-vertebral-column-2-the-lumbar-spine
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Asier Gómez-Olivencia, Mikel Arlegi, Alon Barash, Jay T Stock, Ella Been
Here we provide the most extensive metric and morphological analysis performed to date on the Neandertal lumbar spine. Neandertal lumbar vertebrae show differences from modern humans in both the vertebral body and in the neural arch, although not all Neandertal lumbar vertebrae differ from modern humans in the same way. Differences in the vertebral foramen are restricted to the lowermost lumbar vertebrae (L4 and L5), differences in the orientation of the upper articular facets appear in the uppermost lumbar vertebrae (probably in L1 and L2-L3), and differences in the horizontal angle of the transverse process appear in L2-L4...
May 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414745/mapping-the-srs-22r-questionnaire-onto-the-eq-5d-5l-utility-score-in-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Carlos King Ho Wong, Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Keith Dip-Kei Luk, Kenneth M C Cheung, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam, Jason Pui Yin Cheung
This is a prospective study to establish prediction models that map the refined Scoliosis Research Society 22-item (SRS-22r) onto EuroQoL-5 dimension 5-level (EQ-5D-5L) utility scores in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. Comparison of treatment outcomes in AIS can be determined by cost-utility analysis. However, the mainstay spine-specific health-related quality of life outcome measure, the SRS-22r questionnaire does not provide utility assessment. In this study, AIS patients were prospectively recruited to complete both the EQ-5D-5L and SRS-22r questionnaires by trained interviewers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406567/evolution-of-spinopelvic-alignment-in-hominins
#19
Ella Been, Asier Gómez-Olivencia, Sara Shefi, Michalle Soudack, Markus Bastir, Alon Barash
Spinopelvic alignment refers to the interaction between pelvic orientation, spinal curvatures, and the line of gravity. In a healthy modern human, this alignment is characterized by reciprocal curves/orientation of the sacrum, lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and cervical lordosis. In an economic sagittal posture, these curvatures keep the line of gravity close to the center of the acetabulum. The purpose of this study is to explore the spinopelvic alignment in extinct hominins. We examined spinopelvic alignment of a single representative from each of the following hominin groups: Australopithecus, Homo erectus (H...
May 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398504/degenerative-inter-vertebral-disc-disease-osteochondrosis-intervertebralis-in-europe-prevalence-geographic-variation-and-radiological-correlates-in-men-and-women-aged-50-and-over
#20
Gabriele Armbrecht, Dieter Felsenberg, Melanie Ganswindt, Mark Lunt, Stephen K Kaptoge, Klaus Abendroth, Antonio Aroso Dias, Ashok K Bhalla, Jorge Cannata Andia, Jan Dequeker, Richard Eastell, Krzysztof Hoszowski, George Lyritis, Pavol Masaryk, Joyce van Meurs, Tomasz Miazgowski, Ranuccio Nuti, Gyula Poór, Inga Redlund-Johnell, David M Reid, Helmut Schatz, Christopher J Todd, Anthony D Woolf, Fernando Rivadeneira, Muhammad K Javaid, Cyrus Cooper, Alan J Silman, Terence W O'Neill, Jonathan Reeve
Objectives.: To assess the prevalences across Europe of radiological indices of degenerative inter-vertebral disc disease (DDD); and to quantify their associations with, age, sex, physical anthropometry, areal BMD (aBMD) and change in aBMD with time. Methods.: In the population-based European Prospective Osteoporosis Study, 27 age-stratified samples of men and women from across the continent aged 50+ years had standardized lateral radiographs of the lumbar and thoracic spine to evaluate the severity of DDD, using the Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) scale...
April 7, 2017: Rheumatology
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