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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213647/increased-and-decreased-pelvic-incidence-sagittal-facet-joint-orientations-are-associated-with-lumbar-spine-osteoarthritis-in-a-large-cadaveric-collection
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Douglas S Weinberg, Raymond W Liu, Katherine K Xie, William Z Morris, Jeremy J Gebhart, Zachary L Gordon
PURPOSE: Degenerative joint disease of the lumbar spine is a pervasive problem in healthcare; however, its aetiology and risk factors remain poorly defined. There have been recent attempts to correlate the anatomic parameters of facet angle and pelvic incidence with spine osteoarthritis, although data remains limited. The purpose of this experiment was to determine how age, gender, race, facet angle, tropism, and pelvic incidence correlate to facet joint osteoarthritis in the lumbar spine...
February 17, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204925/circumferential-fusion-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-complicated-by-distal-junctional-grade-4-spondylolisthesis-in-the-sub-acute-post-operative-setting
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Alexander A Theologis, Deeptee Jain, Christopher P Ames, Murat Pekmezci
INTRODUCTION: Surgical management for lumbar stenosis is generally safe and provides significant improvements in pain, disability, and function. Successful lumbar decompression hinges on removing an appropriate amount of lamina and other compressive pathology in the lateral recess. Too little bony decompression can result in persistent pain and disability, while over resection of the pars and/or facets may jeopardize spinal stability. CASE REPORT: In this unique report, we present for the first time an acute iatrogenic grade 4 L5-S1 spondylolisthesis distal to a L3-5 laminectomy and circumferential instrumented fusion due to bilateral iatrogenic L5 pars fractures and its management and clinical outcomes after revision operation...
February 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202301/preoperative-assessment-of-the-ureter-with-dual-phase-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-for-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-procedures
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Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Hiroaki Kimura, Shimei Tanida, Kazutaka Masamoto, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Performing the minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LIF), such as the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF), through a retroperitoneal approach has become increasingly popular. Although urological injury is a major complication of LIF, the anatomical location of the ureter and its risk of injury have not been assessed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of dual-phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography for assessing the location of the ureter and risk of its injury in consecutive LIF cases...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178813/effect-of-the-nature-of-the-substrate-on-the-surface-chemistry-of-atomic-layer-deposition-precursors
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Yunxi Yao, Jason P Coyle, Seán T Barry, Francisco Zaera
The thermal chemistry of Cu(I)-sec-butyl-2-iminopyrrolidinate, a promising copper amidinate complex for atomic layer deposition (ALD) applications, was explored comparatively on several surfaces by using a combination of surface-sensitive techniques, specifically temperature-programmed desorption and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The substrates explored include single crystals of transition metals (Ni(110) and Cu(110)), thin oxide films (NiO/Ni(110) and SiO2/Ta), and oxygen-treated metals (O/Cu(110))...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174591/development-of-a-triple-gene-cry1ac-cry2ab-epsps-construct-and-its-expression-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-for-insect-resistance-and-herbicide-tolerance-in-plants
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Rubab Z Naqvi, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Saeed, Shaheen Asad, Asia Khatoon, Imran Amin, Zahid Mukhtar, Aftab Bashir, Shahid Mansoor
Insect pest complex, cotton leaf curl disease and weeds pose major threat to crop production worldwide, including Pakistan. To address these problems, in the present study a triple gene construct harboring Cry1Ac, Cry2Ab, and EPSPS cassettes has been developed for plant specifically in cotton transformation against lepidopteron insect-pests and weeds. Nicotiana benthamiana (tobacco) was used as a model system for characterization of this triple gene construct. The construct has been assembled in plant expression vector and transformed in N...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156207/is-lumbar-facet-fusion-biomechanically-equivalent-to-lumbar-posterolateral-onlay-fusion
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Jeffrey M Toth, Kevin T Foley, Mei Wang, Howard B Seim, A Simon Turner
OBJECTIVE This study was designed with the following research objectives: 1) to determine the efficacy of facet fusion with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) on an absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) in an ovine lumbar facet fusion model; 2) to radiographically and histologically compare the efficacy of lumbar facet fusion with rhBMP-2/ACS to facet fusion with an iliac crest bone graft (ICBG); and 3) to biomechanically compare lumbar facet fusion with rhBMP-2/ACS to lumbar posterolateral fusion (PLF) with ICBG...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146021/spinal-tissue-loading-created-by-different-methods-of-spinal-manipulative-therapy-smt-application
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Martha Funabashi, François Nougarou, Martin Descarreaux, Narasimha Prasad, Gregory N Kawchuk
STUDY DESIGN: Comparative study using robotic replication of SMT vertebral kinematics together with serial dissection. OBJECTIVE: To quantify loads created in cadaveric spinal tissues arising from three different forms of SMT application. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There exist many distinct methods by which to apply spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). It is not known presently if different forms of SMT application have different effects on spinal tissues...
January 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139386/medialized-repair-for-retracted-rotator-cuff-tears
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Young-Kyu Kim, Kyu-Hak Jung, Jun-Sung Won, Seung-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes of medialized rotator cuff repair and the continuity of repaired tendon in chronic retracted rotator cuff tears. METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive patients were selected from 153 cases that underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair for more than medium-sized posterosuperior rotator cuff tears between July 2009 and July 2012 performed with the medialized repair. All cases were available for at least 2 years of postoperative follow-up...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138771/l5-corpectomy-the-lumbosacral-segmental-geometry-and-clinical-outcome-a-consecutive-series-of-14-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Martin Vazan, Yu-Mi Ryang, Julia Gerhardt, Felix Zibold, Insa Janssen, Florian Ringel, Jens Gempt, Bernhard Meyer
PURPOSE: We analyzed the lumbosacral segmental geometry and clinical outcome in patients undergoing L5 corpectomy. METHODS: Fourteen consecutive patients who underwent L5 (n = 12) or L4 + 5 (n = 2) corpectomy at our department between January 2010 and April 2015 were included. All patients underwent a baseline physical and neurologic examination on admission. The diagnostic routine included MRI and CT scans and, if possible, an upright X-ray of the lumbar spine before and after surgery...
January 31, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132596/comparison-of-two-moldable-calcium-phosphate-based-bone-graft-materials-in-a-non-instrumented-canine-interspinous-implantation-model
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Davide Barbieri, Huipin Yuan, Ali Ismailoğlu, Joost de Bruijn
There is a continuing search for novel synthetic materials as an alternative to autologous bone grafting. Different technologies are explored to promote bone formation, which include the addition of BioGlassTM particles in calcium phosphate (CaP) based materials and the use of surface modification in the form of submicron surface topographies. In this work we aimed at comparing the bone formation in a non-instrumented canine interspinous (IS) model of moldable formulations of a submicron surface structured tricalcium phosphate/alkylene oxide (CaP/AOC) or a tricalcium phosphate/BioGlassTM/collagen (CaP/BG/C) bone graft material...
January 28, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124993/growth-hormone-gh-and-rehabilitation-promoted-distal-innervation-in-a-child-affected-by-caudal-regression-syndrome
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Jesús Devesa, Alba Alonso, Natalia López, José García, Carlos I Puell, Tamara Pablos, Pablo Devesa
Caudal regression syndrome (CRS) is a malformation occurring during the fetal period and mainly characterized by an incomplete development of the spinal cord (SC), which is often accompanied by other developmental anomalies. We studied a 9-month old child with CRS who presented interruption of the SC at the L2-L3 level, sacral agenesis, a lack of innervation of the inferior limbs (flaccid paraplegia), and neurogenic bladder and bowel. Given the known positive effects of growth hormone (GH) on neural stem cells (NSCs), we treated him with GH and rehabilitation, trying to induce recovery from the aforementioned sequelae...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120947/highly-active-and-efficient-catalysts-for-alkoxycarbonylation-of-alkenes
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Kaiwu Dong, Xianjie Fang, Samet Gülak, Robert Franke, Anke Spannenberg, Helfried Neumann, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller
Carbonylation reactions of alkenes constitute the most important industrial processes in homogeneous catalysis. Despite the tremendous progress in this transformation, the development of advanced catalyst systems to improve their activity and widen the range of feedstocks continues to be essential for new practical applications. Herein a palladium catalyst based on 1,2-bis((tert-butyl(pyridin-2-yl)phosphanyl)methyl)benzene L3 (py(t)bpx) is rationally designed and synthesized. Application of this system allows a general alkoxycarbonylation of sterically hindered and demanding olefins including all kinds of tetra-, tri- and 1,1-disubstituted alkenes as well as natural products and pharmaceuticals to the desired esters in excellent yield...
January 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119770/lumbar-herniated-disc-spontaneous-regression
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Idiris Altun, Kasım Zafer Yüksel
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a frequent condition that results in substantial disability and causes admission of patients to neurosurgery clinics. To evaluate and present the therapeutic outcomes in lumbar disc hernia (LDH) patients treated by means of a conservative approach, consisting of bed rest and medical therapy. METHODS: This retrospective cohort was carried out in the neurosurgery departments of hospitals in Kahramanmaraş city and 23 patients diagnosed with LDH at the levels of L3-L4, L4-L5 or L5-S1 were enrolled...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116511/evaluation-of-changes-in-lumbar-neuroforaminal-dimensions-in-symptomatic-young-adults-using-positional-mri
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Zhiwei Ren, An Liu, Kaixiang Yang, Dalin Wang, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the changes of lumbar neural foramina size during dynamic motion using positional MRI. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty neural foramina from 50 patients were analyzed. Lumbar foraminal height, width, and area parameters from L1 to S1 were evaluated for changes in extension, neutral, and flexion positions on T2 parasagittal positional MRI images, and were correlated to lumbar angular motion. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and post hoc analysis were used to examine the differences between levels and positions...
January 23, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099934/tolfenamic-acid-induced-alterations-in-genes-and-pathways-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Umesh T Sankpal, Steve Goodison, Michelle Jones-Pauley, Myrna Hurtado, Fan Zhang, Riyaz Basha
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are being tested extensively for their role in the treatment and prevention of several cancers. Typically NSAIDs exhibit anti-tumor activities via modulation of cyclooxygenase (COX)-dependent mechanisms, however, an anti-cancer NSAID tolfenamic acid (TA) is believed to work through COX-independent pathways. Results from our laboratory and others have demonstrated the anti-cancer activity of TA in various cancer models including pancreatic cancer. TA has been shown to modulate certain cellular processes including, apoptosis, reactive oxygen species and signaling...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092118/incorporation-of-ct-based-measurements-of-trunk-anatomy-into-subject-specific-musculoskeletal-models-of-the-spine-influences-vertebral-loading-predictions
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Alexander G Bruno, Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, Brett T Allaire, Kelsey R Velie, M Clara De Paolis Kaluza, Dennis E Anderson, Mary L Bouxsein
We created subject-specific musculoskeletal models of the thoracolumbar spine by incorporating spine curvature and muscle morphology measurements from computed tomography (CT) scans to determine the degree to which vertebral compressive and shear loading estimates are sensitive to variations in trunk anatomy. We measured spine curvature and trunk muscle morphology using spine CT scans of 125 men, and then created four different thoracolumbar spine models for each person: (i) height and weight adjusted (Ht/Wt models); (ii) height, weight, and spine curvature adjusted (+C models); (iii) height, weight, and muscle morphology adjusted (+M models); and (iv) height, weight, spine curvature, and muscle morphology adjusted (+CM models)...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091734/level-of-conus-medullaris-termination-in-adult-population-analyzed-by-kinetic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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An Liu, Kaixiang Yang, Daling Wang, Changqing Li, Zhiwei Ren, Shigui Yan, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the change of conus medullaris termination (CMT) level in neutral, flexion and extension positions and to analyze the effects of age and gender on the CMT level. METHODS: The midline sagittal T2-weighted kinetic magnetic resonance imaging (kMRI) study of 585 patients was retrospectively reviewed to identify the level of CMT. All patients were in an upright position. A straight line perpendicular to the long axis of the cord was drawn from the tip of the cord and then subtended to the adjacent vertebra or disk space...
January 16, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091700/computed-tomography-localization-of-the-appendix-in-the-pediatric-population-relative-to-the-lumbar-spine
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John Davis, Albert T Roh, Matthew B Petterson, Tammy R Kopelman, Samantha L Matz, Daniel G Gridley, Mary J Connell
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to evaluate suspected acute appendicitis. Although very effective, CT uses ionizing radiation, exposing patients to an increased risk of cancer. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the potential for decreasing the field of view of the CT (and therefore the dose to the patient) in the evaluation of suspected acute appendicitis in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of prospectively collected data from 212 consecutive patients who underwent CT for suspected acute appendicitis...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089899/progression-incidence-and-risk-factors-for-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-a-longitudinal-population-based-cohort-the-wakayama-spine-study
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M Teraguchi, N Yoshimura, H Hashizume, H Yamada, H Oka, A Minamide, K Nagata, Y Ishimoto, R Kagotani, H Kawaguchi, S Tanaka, T Akune, K Nakamura, S Muraki, M Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the progression, incidence, and risk factors for intervertebral disc degeneration (DD) throughout the lumbar spine using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a large population-based cohort. METHODS: We followed up 617 subjects for more than 4 years as part of the Wakayama Spine Study. 1) "Progression of DD" in each of the entire, upper (L1/2 to L3/4) and lower (L4/5 and L5/S1) lumbar spine was defined as Pfirrmann grade progression at follow-up in at least one disc in the affected region...
January 13, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088216/immunohistochemical-features-of-giant-cell-ependymoma-of-the-filum-terminale-with-unusual-clinical-and-radiological-presentation
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Fernando Candanedo-Gonzalez, Cindy Sharon Ortiz-Arce, Samuel Rosales-Perez, Ana Lilia Remirez-Castellanos, Candelaria Cordova-Uscanga, Armando Gamboa-Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale is a rare variant, generally manifested as a well-circunscribed intradural mass with an indolent biological behavior. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 48-year-old Mexican female who non-relevant past medical history, that developed a GCE of the filum terminale. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed the presence of an intra-axial tumor extending from L3 to L5 with extra-medullary invasion...
January 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
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