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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923427/minimally-invasive-versus-open-surgery-for-lumbar-synovial-cysts
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Pierluigi Vergara, Christopher Yusuf Akhunbay-Fudge, Mark Robert Kotter, Rodney John Charles Laing
OBJECTIVE: Lumbar synovial cysts are relatively infrequent. Historically, these benign lesions have been treated with open excision, sometimes associated with fusion. The aim of this study is to compare Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) with Open Surgery (OS) for the treatment of lumbar synovial cysts. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients who underwent minimally invasive or open excision of lumbar synovial cysts. Clinical outcomes, recurrence rate and surgical complications were compared in the 2 groups...
September 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922103/budd-chiari-syndrome
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Tomáš Grus, Lukáš Lambert, Gabriela Grusová, Rohan Banerjee, Andrea Burgetová
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disease with an incidence of 0.1 to 10 per million inhabitants a year caused by impaired venous outflow from the liver mostly at the level of hepatic veins and inferior vena cava. Etiological factors include hypercoagulable conditions, myeloprolipherative diseases, anatomical variability of the inferior vena cava, and environmental conditions. Survival rates in treated patients range from 42 to 100% depending on the etiology and the presence of risk factors including parameters of Child-Pugh score, sodium and creatinine plasma levels, and the choice of treatment...
2017: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921656/animal-models-for-studying-the-etiology-and-treatment-of-low-back-pain
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REVIEW
Changgui Shi, Sujun Qiu, Scott M Riester, Vaskar Das, Bingqian Zhu, Atiyayein A Wallace, Andre J van Wijnen, Fackson Mwale, James C Iatridis, Daisuke Sakai, Gina Votta-Velis, Wen Yuan, Hee-Jeong Im
Chronic low back pain is a major cause of disability and health care costs. Effective treatments are inadequate for many patients. Animal models are essential to further understanding of the pain mechanism and testing potential therapies. Currently, a number of preclinical models have been developed attempting to mimic aspects of clinical conditions that contribute to low back pain. This review focused on describing these animal models and the main behavioral tests for assessing pain in each model. Animal models of low back pain can be divided into the following five categories: discogenic low back pain, radicular back pain, facet joint osteoarthritis back pain, muscle-induced low back pain, and spontaneous occurring low back pain models...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914245/a-comparative-evaluation-of-clinical-and-radiographic-success-rate-of-pulpotomy-in-primary-molars-using-antioxidant-mix-and-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-an-in-vivo-1-year-follow-up-study
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Sommyta Kathal, Shilpi Gupta, Deepak P Bhayya, Ashish Rao, Amrita Pal Roy, Anubhuti Sabhlok
INTRODUCTION: Pulpotomy technique is most widely accepted clinical procedure for treating primary teeth with coronal pulp inflammation caused by caries with no involvement of the radicular pulp. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the success and efficacy of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and antioxidant mix as pulpotomy agents both clinically and radiographically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of forty primary molars in children aged between 6 and 9 years, requiring for pulpotomy procedures, were selected...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894388/bone-anchored-annular-closure-following-lumbar-discectomy-reduces-risk-of-complications-and-reoperations-within-90-days-of-discharge
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Peter Douglas Klassen, Derek Thomas Bernstein, Hans-Peter Köhler, Mark P Arts, Bradley Weiner, Larry E Miller, Claudius Thomé
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate perioperative complications of lumbar discectomy with or without bone-anchored annular closure device (ACD) implant in patients at high risk of recurrent disc herniation. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial that compared outcomes of lumbar discectomy with or without additional placement of an ACD. Patients presented with imaging evidence of lumbar disc herniation and radicular pain that was unresponsive to conservative care...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890627/role-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-evaluation-of-radicular-cyst-mimicking-dentigerous-cyst-in-a-7-year-old-child-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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B S Mahesh, Shilpa P Shastry, Padmashree S Murthy, T R Jyotsna
AIM: To report a rare case of large radicular cyst-associated deciduous tooth and to discuss the importance of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in diagnosing the condition. BACKGROUND: Radicular cyst is the most common cyst affecting the permanent teeth, but its occurrence in deciduous teeth is rare. Most of the radicular cysts are asymptomatic and are discovered accidentally when radiographs are taken. Conventional radiographs show two-dimensional images of three-dimensional objects...
April 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885649/l5-radiculopathy-secondary-to-migration-of-a-revision-stemmed-acetabular-cup
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Jesús Moreta, Oscar L Casado-Verdugo, Fernando Labayru
INTRODUCTION: Stemmed acetabular components are used in patients undergoing revision total hip arthroplasty in cases with major acetabular defects or pelvic discontinuity. Conflicting results relating to the survival of the component, and complication rates are reported in the literature. We present a case of L5 radiculopathy secondary to proximal migration of this device. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 79-year-old man was admitted to our department in 2012 with increasing pain and paresthesias, initially diagnosed as left L5 radiculopathy...
September 2, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882602/neurosurgical-aspects-of-dialysis-related-spinal-amyloidosis-report-of-three-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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M Dalolio, F Lucarella, P Rampini, G P Bulfamante, S Aldea, P Graveleau, S Gaillard, P Scarone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Osteoarticular manifestations of beta-2 microglobulin amyloidosis are often diagnosed in long-term dialyzed patients. However, spinal involvement is rare (10-25% of patients), and generally not associated with neurological deterioration. Compression of the spinal cord or roots is extremely rare, and probably under-recognized. METHODS: The authors describe three cases of spinal stenosis presenting with neurological signs in long-term dialyzed patients, prospectively collected over 2 years in two different institutions and treated by surgical decompression...
September 4, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882526/extra-foraminal-microscopic-assisted-percutaneous-nucleotomy-for-foraminal-and-extraforaminal-lumbar-disc-herniations
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Ahmed Shawky, Dusko Babic, Ahmed Ezzat Siam, Ali Ezzati
Background Foraminal and extraforaminal lumbar disc herniations are uncommon. The main presentation is radicular pain related to the exiting nerve root at the affected level. Different approaches for surgical intervention have been described. Purpose To evaluate the clinical outcome, complications recurrence and reoperation rate of extraforaminal microscopic assisted percutaneous nucleotomy with literature review focusing on complications and recurrence rate Study Design Prospective cohort study done in a high flow spine center in Germany Patient Sample Between October 2012 and October 2015, 76 patients (35 females and 41 males) with foraminal or extraforaminal lumbar disc prolapse were operated upon...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882525/multi-level-posterior-foraminotomy-with-laminoplasty-versus-laminoplasty-alone-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-radiculopathy-a-comparative-study
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Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Chunghwan Kim, Jung-Ki Ha
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional laminoplasty is useful for expanding a stenotic spinal canal. However, it has limited use for the decompression of accompanying neural foraminal stenosis. As such, an additional posterior foraminotomy could be simultaneously applied, although this procedure carries a risk of segmental kyphosis and instability. PURPOSE: The aim was to elucidate the long-term surgical outcomes of additional posterior foraminotomy with a laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with radiculopathy...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881117/comparison-of-root-images-between-post-myelographic-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Chun-Kun Park, Hong-Jae Lee, Kyeong-Sik Ryu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of computed tomography-myelography (CTM) compared to that of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. METHODS: The study included 91 patients presenting with radicular leg pain caused by herniated nucleus pulposus or lateral recess stenosis in the lumbar spine. The degree of nerve root compression on MRI and CTM was classified into four grades. The results of each imaging modality as assessed by two different observers were compared...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871134/high-fat-diet-increases-pain-behaviors-in-rats-with-or-without-obesity
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Zongbin Song, Wenrui Xie, Sisi Chen, Judith A Strong, Mason S Print, Joy I Wang, Aleeya F Shareef, Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai, Jun-Ming Zhang
Obesity is associated with increased risk for chronic pain. Basic mechanisms for this association are poorly understood. Using a milder version of a radicular pain model, local inflammation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), we observed marked increases in mechanical and cold allodynia in rats of both sexes that were maintained on a high-fat diet (HFD) for 6 weeks prior to DRG inflammation. Notably, this increase in pain-related behaviors occurred in both Long-Evans and Sprague-Dawley rats despite the fact that the 6-week HFD exposure induced obesity (e...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865154/multimodular-assessment-of-a-calcified-extraradicular-deposit-on-the-root-surfaces-of-a-mandibular-molar
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E Petitjean, A Mavridou, X Li, E Hauben, E Cotti, P Lambrechts
AIM: To achieve a better understanding of a calcified extraradicular deposit on the apical root surfaces of a mandibular first molar associated with a radicular cyst and a sinus tract. A multimodular approach was applied using a combination of multiple investigation methods. SUMMARY: This case report presents a mandibular first molar with a calcified extraradicular deposit on the apical root surfaces of both roots. An apical periodontitis lesion was present and a sinus tract served as the only communication with the oral cavity...
September 2, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862546/angioarchitecture-of-arteriovenous-fistulas-at-the-craniocervical-junction-a-multicenter-cohort-study-of-54-patients
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Masafumi Hiramatsu, Kenji Sugiu, Tomoya Ishiguro, Hiro Kiyosue, Kenichi Sato, Keisuke Takai, Yasunari Niimi, Yuji Matsumaru
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective multicenter cohort study was to assess the details of the angioarchitecture of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) at the craniocervical junction (CCJ) and to determine the associations between the angiographic characteristics and the clinical presentations and outcomes. METHODS The authors analyzed angiographic and clinical data for patients with CCJ AVFs from 20 participating centers that are members of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy (JSNET). Angiographic findings (feeding artery, location of AV shunt, draining vein) and patient data (age, sex, presentation, treatment modality, outcome) were tabulated and stratified based on the angiographic types of the lesions, as diagnosed by a member of the CCJ AVF study group, which consisted of a panel of 6 neurointerventionalists and 1 spine neurosurgeon...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862228/a-study-of-the-distribution-of-b-cell-lymphoma-leukemia-2-in-odontogenic-cyst-and-tumors-histochemical-study
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Khushboo Phull, Rashmi Metgud, Shrikant Patel
INTRODUCTION: The odontogenic keratocyst is known for its aggressiveness, high recurrence rate, and transformation of keratinized epithelia to nonkeratinized squamous epithelium for which inflammation has been suggested to be responsible. B-cell lymphoma/leukemia-2 (Bcl-2) an anti-apoptotic protein, prolongs the life span of epithelial cells and allows proliferation, differentiation, and morphogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study was carried out comprising of 90 cases; (30 ameloblastoma, 30 keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), and 30 radicular cyst)...
July 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859023/isolated-third-cranial-nerve-palsy-leading-to-the-diagnosis-of-disseminated-burkitt-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Arens Taga, Marco Russo, Irene Florindo, Giovanni Pavesi
INTRODUCTION: Dysfunction of the third cranial nerve can result from lesions anywhere along its course between the midbrain and the orbit. Lymphoma is a rare cause of isolated oculomotor nerve palsy (OMP), with only 19 cases reported in the literature. We describe a case of an isolated OMP leading to the diagnosis of disseminated Burkitt lymphoma (BL). CASE REPORT: A 37-year-old man presented with acute onset diplopia and right ptosis and was found to have a right pupillary sparing OMP...
September 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857966/mini-open-lateral-retropleural-approach-for-symptomatic-thoracic-disk-herniations
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Chun-Po Yen, Juan S Uribe
BACKGROUND: Surgeries for symptomatic thoracic disk herniations (TDH) remain challenging. OBJECTIVE: A mini-open lateral retropleural approach is described and the clinical outcomes are reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 23 patients underwent mini-open lateral retropleural diskectomy. Patients were placed in a lateral position. A 5-cm lateral incision was made followed by resection of the rib after careful dissection of its undersurface from the endothoracic fascia...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855219/dural-ectasia-associated-with-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-a-novel-association-in-the-context-of-spinal-stenosis
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Gerard Anthony Sheridan, Owen Godkin, Aiden Devitt
We present the case of a patient undergoing lumbar spine decompression for stenosis with a history of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome. The patient presented with axial lumbar spine pain over 6 months with progressive radicular pain to the left L3 dermatome. MRI confirmed spinal stenosis at L3/4 level with associated dural ectasia. The patient had an uneventful spinal decompression with resolution of radicular symptoms and axial spine pain. Dural ectasia poses a significant risk when operating on the lumbosacral spine...
August 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854501/clinical-predictors-of-the-medical-interventions-provided-to-patients-with-low-back-pain-in-the-emergency-department
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David J Kohns, Andrew J Haig, Brad Uren, Katrina Diaz, Sierra Loar, David Share, Kerby Shedden, Mary Catherine Spires
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a common complaint in emergency departments (ED), where deviations from standard of care have been noted. OBJECTIVE: To relate the ordering of advanced imaging and opioid prescriptions with the presentation of low back pain in ED. METHODS: Six hundred adults with low back pain from three centers were prospectively analyzed for history, examination, diagnosis, and the ordering of tests and treatments. RESULTS: Of 559 cases the onset of pain was less than one week in 79...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853516/-intentional-replantation-for-the-treatment-of-palatal-radicular-groove-with-endo-periodontal-lesion-in-the-maxillary-lateral-incisor-a-case-report
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Tan Xuelian, Zhang Lan, Huang Dingming
Palatal radicular groove leads to severe endo-periodontal lesion in lateral incisors. The groove occurs on the labial and lingual root surfaces, while the localized periodontal pocket develops along the lingual groove length. The complicated root canal system, extensively destroyed bone lamella, and persistent fistula pose a challenge for root canal therapy, tooth retention, and thorough infection control inside and outside of the root canal. Combining microscopic root canal therapy with intentional replantation and nano-biomaterial application facilitates infection control, tooth retention, and formation of newly periodontal attachment...
August 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
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