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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318982/vertebral-artery-injury-in-patients-with-isolated-transverse-process-fractures
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Phillip A Bonney, Joshua D Burks, Andrew K Conner, Chad A Glenn, Cordell M Baker, Ahmed A Cheema, Jacob B Archer, Bryan E Buster, Roxie M Albrecht, Bradley N Bohnstedt
We sought to assess the rate of CTA-diagnosed vertebral artery injury in patients with isolated transverse process fractures, with and without extension into the transverse foramen, in the blunt-trauma population served by our hospital. We queried our universities trauma registry between January 2009 and July 2014 for ICD-9 codes pertaining to cervical spine fractures. Of 330 patients identified, 45 patients had fractures limited to the transverse process and were selected for the study population. For each patient identified, demographics, injury mechanism, imaging reports, angiography findings, and treatments were recorded...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314685/association-of-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-with-osteoporosis-and-pathological-fractures
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Parul Kathuria, Kenneth B Gordon, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Previous studies examining the relationship between psoriasis (Pso), osteoporosis, and pathological fractures found conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Pso and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are associated with osteoporosis and fractures in US adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 198,102,435 children and adults, including 183,725 with Pso and 28,765 with PsA from the 2006-2012 National Emergency Department Sample, including 20% of the emergency care visits throughout the United States...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306642/damage-identification-on-vertebral-bodies-during-compressive-loading-using-digital-image-correlation
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Hannah M Gustafson, Angela D Melnyk, Gunter P Siegmund, Peter A Cripton
STUDY DESIGN: Ex vivo compression experiments on isolated cadaveric vertebrae OBJECTIVE.: To qualitatively compare the fracture locations identified in video analysis with the locations of high compressive strain measured with DIC on vertebral bodies and to evaluate the timing of local damage to the cortical shell relative to the global yield force SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: In previous ex vivo experiments, cortical bone fracture has been identified using various methods including acoustic emission sensors, strain gages, video analysis, or force signals...
March 16, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304090/osteoporosis-treatment-efficacy-for-men-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Smita Nayak, Susan L Greenspan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of treatment options to reduce osteoporotic fracture risk in men. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Randomized clinical trials that evaluated the efficacy of a treatment for osteoporosis or low bone mineral density for adult men and reported fracture outcomes. PARTICIPANTS: Men. MEASUREMENTS: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched for relevant studies...
March 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303448/parathyroid-hormone-and-parathyroid-hormone-related-protein-analogs-in-osteoporosis-therapy
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REVIEW
Benjamin Z Leder
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose is to review the efficacy and optimal use of parathyroid hormone and parathyroid hormone-related protein analogs in osteoporosis treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: The parathyroid hormone analog teriparatide, a potent stimulator of bone remodeling, increases hip and spine bone mineral density and reduces the risk of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in postmenopausal osteoporotic women. The parathyroid hormone-related protein analog, abaloparatide, also reduces fracture incidence but has pharmacological effects that differ from teriparatide, particularly in cortical bone...
March 16, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303210/stereotactic-spine-radiosurgery-review-of-safety-and-efficacy-with-respect-to-dose-and-fractionation
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REVIEW
Michael Huo, Arjun Sahgal, David Pryor, Kristin Redmond, Simon Lo, Matthew Foote
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging treatment option for spinal metastases with demonstrated efficacy in the upfront, postoperative, and re-treatment settings, as well as for tumor histologies considered radioresistant. Uncertainty exists regarding the optimal dose and fractionation schedule, with single and multifraction regimens commonly utilized. METHODS: A literature search of the PubMed and Medline databases was conducted to identify papers specific to spine SBRT and the effect of varying dose/fractionation regimens on outcomes...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301777/vertebral-body-compression-fractures-and-bone-density-automated-detection-and-classification-on-ct-images
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Joseph E Burns, Jianhua Yao, Ronald M Summers
Purpose To create and validate a computer system with which to detect, localize, and classify compression fractures and measure bone density of thoracic and lumbar vertebral bodies on computed tomographic (CT) images. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained, and informed consent was waived in this HIPAA-compliant retrospective study. A CT study set of 150 patients (mean age, 73 years; age range, 55-96 years; 92 women, 58 men) with (n = 75) and without (n = 75) compression fractures was assembled...
March 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300346/association-of-trabecular-bone-score-tbs-with-incident-clinical-and-radiographic-vertebral-fractures-adjusted-for-lumbar-spine-bmd-in-older-men-a-prospective-cohort-study
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John T Schousboe, Tien N Vo, Lisa Langsetmo, Brent C Taylor, Peggy M Cawthon, Ann V Schwartz, Douglas C Bauer, Eric S Orwoll, Nancy E Lane, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Kristine E Ensrud
The association of Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) with incident clinical and radiographic vertebral fractures in older men is uncertain. TBS was estimated from baseline spine DXA scans for 5,831 older men (mean age 73.7 years) enrolled in the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study. Cox proportional hazard models were used to determine the association of TBS (per 1 SD decrease) with incident clinical vertebral fractures. Logistic regression was used to determine the association between TBS (per 1 SD decrease) and incident radiographic vertebral fracture among the subset of 4,309 men with baseline and follow-up lateral spine radiographs (mean 4...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293752/acoustic-emission-signatures-during-failure-of-vertebra-and-long-bone
#9
Brian D Goodwin, Frank A Pintar, Narayan Yoganandan
Clinical classification of an injury has traditionally involved medical imaging, patient history, and physical examination. The pathogenesis or process of injury has been viewed as a crucial component to estimating fracture stability and direct treatment. However, injury classification systems generally exclude pathogenesis and injury mechanisms because these components are often difficult to elucidate. Furthermore, the development of bone damage relative to the mechanical response is difficult to quantify, which limits the ability to define injury and develop injury criteria...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293486/sacral-insufficiency-fractures-recognition-and-treatment-in-patients-with-concurrent-lumbar-vertebral-compression-fractures
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Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson, Aldo Berti
INTRODUCTION: In reviewing a larger group of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), we found that the overall incidence of sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) is higher than commonly reported values. This is especially seen in patients with previous or concurrent lumbar VCFs and also in a subgroup that had lumbar stenosis or hip arthroplasty. The altered biomechanics due to associated lumbar stenosis or hip arthroplasty lead to increased mechanical stress on already weakened and deficient sacral alae, which are more vulnerable to osteoporotic weakening than other parts of the sacrum...
February 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290470/descriptive-study-of-earthquake-related-spinal-cord-injury-in-nepal
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C C Groves, M K Poudel, M Baniya, C Rana, D R House
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiological features of spinal cord injury (SCI) following the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. SETTING: Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Kavre, Nepal. METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records of all earthquake-related patients seen from 25 April 2015 through to 16 June 2016. Data collected included patient demographics, mechanism of injury, initial medical treatment, neurological assessment, complications, neurological/functional outcomes and length of stay...
March 14, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286986/age-related-prevalence-of-osteoporosis-and-fragility-fractures-real-world-data-from-an-austrian-menopause-and-osteoporosis-clinic
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E P Boschitsch, E Durchschlag, H P Dimai
OBJECTIVES: Age and bone mineral density (BMD) are the most relevant determinants for public health authorities to govern the management of osteoporosis. The objectives of this study were to determine the age-related prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis according to WHO criteria and fragility fractures in middle-aged and older women. METHODS: Women ≥40 years, who were referred to a menopause and osteoporosis outpatient clinic for BMD measurements, were assessed for patient characteristics, BMD and previous fragility fractures of the hip, the distal forearm and the vertebrae...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285070/time-to-clinically-relevant-fracture-risk-scores-in-postmenopausal-women
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Margaret L Gourlay, Robert A Overman, Jason P Fine, Carolyn J Crandall, John Robbins, John T Schousboe, Kristine E Ensrud, Erin S LeBlanc, Margery L Gass, Karen C Johnson, Catherine R Womack, Andrea Z LaCroix
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines recommend use of fracture risk scores for screening and pharmacologic treatment decisions. The timing of occurrence of treatment-level (according to 2014 National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines) or screening-level (according to 2011 US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines) fracture risk scores has not been estimated in postmenopausal women. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective competing risk analysis of new occurrence of treatment-level and screening-level fracture risk scores in postmenopausal women aged 50 and older, before receipt of pharmacologic treatment and before first hip or clinical vertebral fracture...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285014/vertebral-fracture-assessment-enhancing-the-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis
#14
Meltem Zeytinoglu, Rajesh K Jain, Tamara J Vokes
Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent condition, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, it is frequently untreated. Vertebral fractures often do not come to clinical attention, yet, their presence is diagnostic of osteoporosis, helps to predict the risk of future fractures, and may alter the choice of pharmacotherapy. The addition of lateral spine imaging technology to the densitometer, for vertebral fracture assessment (VFA), represented a major advancement in the ability to diagnose vertebral fractures and osteoporosis...
March 8, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284540/the-nature-of-osteoporotic-low-back-pain-without-acute-vertebral-fracture-a-prospective-multicenter-study-on-the-analgesic-effect-of-monthly-minodronic-acid-hydrate
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Kazuki Fujimoto, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Masaomi Yamashita, Koki Abe, Masatsune Yamagata, Takeshi Sainoh, Tsutomu Akazawa, Tomoaki Kinoshita, Tetsuharu Nemoto, Jiro Hirayama, Yasuaki Murata, Toshiaki Kotani, Yasuchika Aoki, Yawara Eguchi, Takeshi Sakuma, Takahito Aihara, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Kaoru Suseki, Eiji Hanaoka, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Gou Kubota, Miyako Suzuki, Jun Sato, Yasuhiro Shiga, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: Patients with osteoporosis but no evidence of fracture can sometimes report low back pain. However, few studies have evaluated the nature of osteoporotic low back pain in a clinical situation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the nature of osteoporotic low back pain without fracture, and the analgesic effect of minodronic acid hydrate on such pain. METHODS: The current study examined 136 patients with osteoporotic low back pain and no lower extremity symptoms...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283537/increased-osteoclastogenesis-in-patients-with-vertebral-fractures-following-discontinuation-of-denosumab-treatment
#16
Athanasios D Anastasilakis, Maria P Yavropoulou, Polyzois Makras, Grigorios T Sakellariou, Foteini Papadopoulou, Spyridon Gerou, Socrates Papapoulos
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that rebound of bone remodeling is responsible for clinical vertebral fractures reported in a few patients with osteoporosis after cessation of denosumab treatment. DESIGN: In this case-control study we compared clinical and biochemical characteristics of postmenopausal women with clinical vertebral fractures 8 to 16 months after the last injection of denosumab (Dmab/Fx+, n=5) with those of treatment-naïve women with such fractures (Fx+, n=5)...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282998/non-traumatic-vertebral-lesions-incremental-utility-of-pet-ct-over-mri-and-fnac-in-a-suggested-diagnostic-algorithm
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Rajesh Meena, Ashish Aggarwal, Anish Bhattacharya, Vivek Gupta, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Rajesh Chhabra
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively compare positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) with conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and FNAC for diagnosis of non- traumatic vertebral lesions fracture in countries like India where tuberculosis is endemic. METHODS: Fifty four patients with non-traumatic spontaneous vertebral lesions were prospectively studied. All patients underwent CEMRI focusing on the spinal lesions, whole-body PET-CT and FNAC.Results were then analysed and compared with final diagnosis obtained either by FNAC or clinical follow up...
March 10, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281189/posterior-vertebral-column-resection-with-360-degree-osteosynthesis-in-osteoporotic-kyphotic-deformity-and-spinal-cord-compression
#18
Marc Dreimann, Axel Hempfing, Martin Stangenberg, Lennart Viezens, Lukas Weiser, Patrick Czorlich, Sven Oliver Eicker
Osteoporotic fractures with severe kyphosis and neurologic deficits often require decompression and stabilisation. To reduce the risk of procedure-related complications, single-stage posterolateral vertebrectomy and a 360-degree fusion can be performed. An adequate reduction of kyphotic deformity through this approach has not been reported. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of kyphotic deformity reduction by this approach in osteoporotic situation. A retrospective analysis and chart review was performed for 10 consecutive patients who underwent posterolateral decompression and posterior vertebrectomy with dorsal mesh stabilisation and reduction of kyphotic deformity...
March 9, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280846/obesity-type-2-diabetes-and-bone-in-adults
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REVIEW
Jennifer S Walsh, Tatiane Vilaca
In an increasingly obese and ageing population, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and osteoporotic fracture are major public health concerns. Understanding how obesity and type 2 diabetes modulate fracture risk is important to identify and treat people at risk of fracture. Additionally, the study of the mechanisms of action of obesity and T2DM on bone has already offered insights that may be applicable to osteoporosis in the general population. Most available evidence indicates lower risk of proximal femur and vertebral fracture in obese adults...
March 9, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277603/safety-observations-with-three-years-of-denosumab-exposure-comparison-between-subjects-who-received-denosumab-during-the-randomized-freedom-trial-and-subjects-who-crossed-over-to-denosumab-during-the-freedom-extension
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N B Watts, J P Brown, S Papapoulos, E M Lewiecki, D L Kendler, P Dakin, R B Wagman, A Wang, N S Daizadeh, S Smith, H G Bone
Denosumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody against RANKL that decreases osteoclast formation, function and survival, and is approved for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at increased or high risk for fracture, among other indications. During the pivotal 3-year fracture trial FREEDOM, denosumab 60 mg subcutaneously every 6 months significantly reduced new vertebral (68%), hip (40%), and nonvertebral (20%) fractures; increased bone mineral density (BMD); and reduced bone turnover markers compared with placebo in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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