keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

all l3

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320029/morphometric-changes-of-the-lumbar-intervertebral-foramen-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-foraminoplasty-under-local-anesthesia
#1
Tatsuhiko Henmi, Tomoya Terai, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
Background Percutaneous endoscopic diskectomy (PED) for the lumbar spine is a relatively new technique that is becoming more common due to its relatively less invasive nature. However, one possible serious complication is an exiting nerve injury when the cannula of the endoscope is inserted into the neural canal through the intervertebral foramen. A technique to enlarge the intervertebral foramen, called foraminoplasty, was recently established to insert the cannula safely into an appropriate position in the neural canal...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320028/extent-of-decompression-of-lumbar-spinal-canal-after-endoscopic-surgery
#2
Naresh Kumar Dewanngan, Yad Ram Yadav, Vijay Singh Parihar, Shailendra Ratre, Yatin Kher, Pushpraj Bhatele
Introduction Endoscopic techniques are being used in lumbar disk disease and lumbar canal stenosis to decompress the spinal canal. The present study analyzed pre- and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of the lumbar canal. Material and Methods This was a prospective study of 30 lumbar levels. Patients < 18 years of age with unilateral compression, previous surgery at the same level, and spinal instability were excluded. Endoscopic posterior decompression was used. Pre- and postoperative MRIs of all the patients were performed...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319394/a-network-of-conformational-transitions-in-the-apo-form-of-ndm-1-enzyme-revealed-by-md-simulation-and-a-markov-state-model
#3
Kaifu Gao, Yunjie Zhao
New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) is a novel β-Lactamase enzyme that confers enteric bacteria with nearly complete resistance to all β-lactam antibiotics, so raises a formidable and global threat to human health. However, the binding mechanism between apo-NDM-1 and antibiotics as well as related conformational changes remains poorly understood, which largely hinders the overcoming of its antibiotic resistance. In our study, long-time conventional molecular dynamics simulation and Markov state models were applied to reveal both dynamical and conformational landscape of apo-NDM-1: the MD simulation demonstrates that the loop L3, which is responsible for antibiotic binding, is the most flexible and undergoes dramatic conformational changes; moreover, the Markov state model built from the simulation maps four metastable states including open, semi-open and closed conformations of the loop L3 as well as frequent transitions between the states...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319133/effects-of-sudden-walking-perturbations-on-neuromuscular-reflex-activity-and-three-dimensional-motion-of-the-trunk-in-healthy-controls-and-back-pain-symptomatic-subjects
#4
Juliane Mueller, Tilman Engel, Steffen Mueller, Josefine Stoll, Heiner Baur, Frank Mayer
BACKGROUND: Back pain patients (BPP) show delayed muscle onset, increased co-contractions, and variability as response to quasi-static sudden trunk loading in comparison to healthy controls (H). However, it is unclear whether these results can validly be transferred to suddenly applied walking perturbations, an automated but more functional and complex movement pattern. There is an evident need to develop research-based strategies for the rehabilitation of back pain. Therefore, the investigation of differences in trunk stability between H and BPP in functional movements is of primary interest in order to define suitable intervention regimes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304336/study-on-climate-and-grassland-fire-in-hulunbuir-inner-mongolia-autonomous-region-china
#5
Meifang Liu, Jianjun Zhao, Xiaoyi Guo, Zhengxiang Zhang, Gang Tan, Jihong Yang
Grassland fire is one of the most important disturbance factors of the natural ecosystem. Climate factors influence the occurrence and development of grassland fire. An analysis of the climate conditions of fire occurrence can form the basis for a study of the temporal and spatial variability of grassland fire. The purpose of this paper is to study the effects of monthly time scale climate factors on the occurrence of grassland fire in HulunBuir, located in the northeast of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China...
March 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299619/double-and-triple-positive-tumor-markers-predict-early-recurrence-and-poor-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-the-milan-criteria-and-child-pugh-class-a
#6
Tomoki Ryu, Yuko Takami, Yoshiyuki Wada, Masaki Tateishi, Hajime Matsushima, Kazuhiro Mikagi, Hideki Saitsu
The prognostic implications of the expression patterns of three tumor markers, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), the Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive fraction of AFP (AFP-L3) and des-γ-carboxy prothrombin (DCP), have been evaluated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). From January 1994 to December 2014, 1182 consecutive patients underwent hepatic resection and surgical microwave ablation for HCC at our institution. This study analyzed 475 patients within the Milan criteria and Child-Pugh class A. Cumulative overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) rates were analyzed relative to the number of positive tumor markers...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296720/usefulness-of-afp-afp-l3-and-pivka-ii-and-their-combinations-in-diagnosing-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Sang Joon Park, Jae Young Jang, Soung Won Jeong, Young Kyu Cho, Sae Hwan Lee, Sang Gyune Kim, Sang-Woo Cha, Young Seok Kim, Young Deok Cho, Hong Soo Kim, Boo Sung Kim, Suyeon Park, Hae In Bang
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), Lens culinaris-agglutinin-reactive fraction of AFP (AFP-L3), and protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) are widely used as tumor markers for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study compared the diagnostic values of AFP, AFP-L3, and PIVKA-II individually and in combination to find the best biomarker or biomarker panel.Seventy-nine patients with newly diagnosed HCC and 77 non-HCC control patients with liver cirrhosis were enrolled. AFP, AFP-L3, and PIVKA-II were measured in the same serum samples using microchip capillary electrophoresis and a liquid-phase binding assay on an automatic analyzer...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287417/the-effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-formula-mkg-on-allergic-asthma-by-regulating-lung-and-plasma-metabolic-alternations
#8
Meng Yu, Hong-Mei Jia, Feng-Xia Cui, Yong Yang, Yang Zhao, Mao-Hua Yang, Zhong-Mei Zou
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airway and is characterized by airway remodeling, hyperresponsiveness, and shortness of breath. Modified Kushen Gancao Formula (mKG), derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicines (TCM), has been demonstrated to have good therapeutic effects on experimental allergic asthma. However, its anti-asthma mechanism remains currently unknown. In the present work, metabolomics studies of biochemical changes in the lung tissue and plasma of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma mice with mKG treatment were performed using ultra high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF/MS)...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283447/multi-centre-assessment-of-nitroblue-tetrazolium-reactivity-in-human-semen-as-a-potential-marker-of-oxidative-stress
#9
Jaime Gosálvez, Lamberto Coppola, Jose Luis Fernández, Carmen López-Fernández, Alfredo Góngora, Ricardo Faundez, John Kim, Nabil Sayme, Moises de la Casa, Rebeca Santiso, Keith Harrison, Ashok Agarwal, Stephen Johnston, Sandro C Esteves
The nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) reaction as a tracer of oxidative stress was examined in 707 ejaculates from seven clinics. Semen was initially surveyed by classifying the NBT reaction using a pre-established rank for the Oxisperm® test based on three colourimetric levels: L1, low (n = 141 [20%]); L2, medium (n = 538 [76%]) and L3, high (n = 28 [4%]). L3 was indicative of a high level of superoxide anions. Halosperm® chromatin dispersion assay was used to analyse samples of ejaculates 30 min after ejaculation; no difference was found in DNA fragmentation of L1 or L3; L3 category semen samples incubated for 24 h at 37(o)C showed a significantly faster rate (P < 0...
February 16, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275780/design-structural-diversity-and-properties-of-novel-zwitterionic-metal-organic-frameworks
#10
Darpandeep Aulakh, Anthony P Nicoletta, Joshua B Pyser, Juby R Varghese, Mario Wriedt
Seven new zwitterionic metal-organic frameworks (ZW MOFs) of compositions {[Cd(L1)(OH2)]·2H2O}n (1), {[Mn(L1)(OH2)2]·H2O}n (2), {[Cu(HL1)2(OH2)3]·9H2O}n (3), {[Mn2(L2)2(OH2)4]·3H2O}n (4), [Co(L2)(OH2)4]·H2O (5), [Ni(L2)(OH2)3]n (6), and {[Cd(L2)(OH2)3]·4H2O}n (7), where H3L1Br = 3-carboxy-1-(3,5-dicarboxybenzyl)pyridinium bromide and H3L2Br = 4-carboxy-1-(3,5-dicarboxybenzyl)pyridinium bromide, have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. We demonstrate that the diversity of these crystal structures suggests that the tridentate and flexible nature of ZW ligands L1 and L2 make them excellent candidates for the synthesis of new ZW MOFs...
March 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267379/an-injectable-biodegradable-calcium-phosphate-cement-containing-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-as-a-bone-substitute-in-ex-vivo-human-vertebral-compression-fracture-and-rabbit-bone-defect-models
#11
Xin Duan, Hong-Xing Liao, Hua-Zhang Zou, Zi-Ji Zhang, Jian-Dong Ye, Wei-Ming Liao
Purpose/Aim of the study: To evaluate the biomechanical characteristics and biocompatibility of an injectable, biodegradable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) containing poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A vertebral compression fracture model was established using 20 human cadaveric vertebrae (T11-L3) divided into CPC/PLGA composite vs. PMMA groups for biomechanical testing. In addition, 35 New Zealand rabbits were used to evaluate biodegradability and osteoconductive properties of CPC/PLGA using a bone defect model...
March 7, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267222/clinical-presentation-diagnostic-findings-and-outcome-in-dogs-diagnosed-withpresumptive-spinal-only-meningoen-cephalomyelitis-of-unknown-origin
#12
I Cornelis, H A Volk, L Van Ham, S De Decker
OBJECTIVES: To summarise clinical presentation, diagnostic findings and long-term outcome for dogs clinically diagnosed with meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin affecting the spinal cord alone. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed for dogs diagnosed with presumptive spinal-only meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin between 2006 and 2015. RESULTS: 21 dogs were included; the majority presented with an acute (43%) or chronic (52%) onset of neurological signs...
March 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262394/the-in-vitro-anthelmintic-properties-of-browse-plant-species-against-haemonchus-contortus-is-determined-by-the-polyphenol-content-and-composition
#13
G Mengistu, H Hoste, M Karonen, J-P Salminen, W H Hendriks, W F Pellikaan
The aims of the present study were to (a) evaluate the anthelmintic activity of 10 East African browse plant extracts, (b) examine their role in inhibition of Haemonchus contortus larval exsheathment, (c) establish relationship between inhibition of larval exsheathment and browse plant extract polyphenol composition. Acetone/water (70/30%) extracts of air dried leaves of Acacia etbaica, Cadaba farinosa, Capparis tomentosa, Dichrostachys cinerea, Dodonaea angustifolia, Euclea racemosa, Maerua angolensis, Maytenus senegalensis, Rhus natalensis and Senna singueana were used...
December 31, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261316/defective-lipid-metabolism-associated-with-mutation-in-klf-2-and-klf-3-important-roles-of-essential-dietary-salts-in-fat-storage
#14
Jun Ling, Christopher Brey, Megan Schilling, Farah Lateef, Zenaida P Lopez-Dee, Kristopher Fernandes, Kavita Thiruchelvam, Yi Wang, Kshitij Chandel, Kai Rau, Ranjit Parhar, Futwan Al-Mohanna, Randy Gaugler, Sarwar Hashmi
BACKGROUND: Dietary salts are important factors in metabolic disorders. They are vital components of enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and signal transduction that act synergistically to regulate lipid metabolism. Our previous studies have identified that Krüppel-like factor -3 (KLF-3) is an essential regulator of lipid metabolism. However, it is not known if KLF-2 also regulates lipid metabolism and whether KLF-2 and -3 mediate the effects of dietary salts on lipid metabolism. METHODS: In this study, we used klf mutants [homozygous klf-2 (ok1043) V and klf-3 (ok1975) II mutants] to investigate the role of dietary salts in lipid metabolism...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258886/cross-calibrated-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-scanners-demonstrate-systematic-bias-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-females
#15
Jodi N Dowthwaite, Kristen A Dunsmore, Dongliang Wang, Paula F Rosenbaum, Tamara A Scerpella
Consistency of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan results is critical for data integrity. For pediatric subjects, the extent to which cross-calibration of DXA scanners alleviates model-to-model scanner differences is unclear. In the current study, DXA bone outcomes were compared for same-day measurements performed using different scanners, cross-calibrated to alleviate discrepancies (Hologic; Discovery A [DISCO] and QDR 4500W [QDR]). Interscanner differences were evaluated in approximately 130 females aged 8-24 yr...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250637/analysis-of-the-spinal-nerve-roots-in-relation-to-the-adjacent-vertebral-bodies-with-respect-to-a-posterolateral-vertebral-body-replacement-procedure
#16
Waleed Awwad, Jonathan Bourget-Murray, Nadil Zeiadin, Juan P Mejia, Thomas Steffen, Abdulrahman D Algarni, Khalid Alsaleh, Jean Ouellet, Michael Weber, Peter F Jarzem
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to improve the understanding of the anatomic variations along the thoracic and lumbar spine encountered during an all-posterior vertebrectomy, and reconstruction procedure. This information will help improve our understanding of human spine anatomy and will allow better planning for a vertebral body replacement (VBR) through either a transpedicular or costotransversectomy approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The major challenge to a total posterior approach vertebrectomy and VBR in the thoracolumbar spine lies in the preservation of important neural structures...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250636/health-related-quality-of-life-after-transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-an-analysis-according-to-the-level-of-operation
#17
Stylianos Kapetanakis, Georgios Charitoudis, Tryfon Thomaidis, Panagiotis Theodosiadis, Jannis Papathanasiou, Konstantinos Giatroudakis
BACKGROUND: Many patients suffer from radiculopathy and low back pain due to lumbar disc hernia. Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (TPED) is a minimally invasive method that accesses the disc pathology through the intervertebral foramen. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has been previously assessed for this method. However, a possible effect of the level of operation on the postoperative progress of HRQoL remains undefined. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the level of operation on HRQoL, following TPED...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243378/change-of-lumbar-ligamentum-flavum-after-indirect-decompression-using-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#18
Seiji Ohtori, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Yawara Eguchi, Yasuchika Aoki, Junichi Nakamura, Masayuki Miyagi, Miyako Suzuki, Gou Kubota, Kazuhide Inage, Takeshi Sainoh, Jun Sato, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Hiroto Kanamoto, Gen Inoue, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Takeo Furuya, Masao Koda
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine changes in the ligamentum flavum thickness and remodeling of the spinal canal after anterior fusion during a 10-year follow-up. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Extreme lateral interbody fusion provides minimally invasive treatment of the lumbar spine; this anterior fusion without direct posterior decompression, so-called indirect decompression, can achieve pain relief...
February 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242487/the-likelihood-of-reaching-substantial-clinical-benefit-following-an-interlaminar-dynamic-spacer-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-clinical-and-radiological-analysis-of-a-prospective-cohort
#19
Junseok Bae, Shih Min Lee, Sang-Ho Lee, Sang-Ha Shin, Ho-Jin Kim, Kyung-Hwan Kim
PURPOSE: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) often causes disabling pain that impairs a patient's quality of life. Surgical treatment is recommended for patients who do not respond to conservative treatments lasting more than six months. The purpose of this study is to present results after the use of an interlaminar dynamic spacer for CLBP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled consecutive patients with CLBP irresponsive to more than six months of conservative treatment into the present study...
February 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240805/a-multi-center-study-to-define-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease
#20
Elizabeth J Carey, Jennifer C Lai, Connie W Wang, Srinivasan Dasarathy, Iryna Lobach, Aldo J Montano-Loza, Michael A Dunn
Sarcopenia is associated with increased waitlist mortality, but a standard definition is lacking. In this retrospective study, we sought to determine the optimal definition of sarcopenia in end-stage liver disease (ESLD) patients awaiting LT. Included were 396 patients newly listed for LT in 2012 at five North American transplant centers. All CT scans were read by two individuals with inter-observer correlation of 98%. Using image analysis software, the total cross-sectional area (cm(2) ) of abdominal skeletal muscle at L3 was measured...
February 27, 2017: Liver Transplantation
keyword
keyword
75587
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"