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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338908/relationship-between-neuropathy-proximal-to-the-suprascapular-nerve-and-rotator-cuff-tear-in-a-rodent-model
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Yasuhito Sasaki, Nobuyasu Ochiai, Eiko Hashimoto, Yu Sasaki, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Takehiro Kijima, Koji Akimoto, Seiji Ohtori, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are believed to coexist with cervical spine lesions. In cases of preexisting neuropathy, such as cervical spine lesions, fatty degeneration has likely already occurred due to the neuropathy. In these cases, rotator cuff tear is thought to occur easily because of preexisting extensive fatty degeneration and degeneration of the tendons due to neuropathy. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of paralysis due to neuropathy proximal to the suprascapular nerve on the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons using a rat model of brachial plexus paralysis...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325074/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-current-evidence-and-real-world-application
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Pierce D Nunley, Domagoj Coric, Kelly A Frank, Marcus B Stone
Cervical total disc replacement (cTDR) is still considered a developing technology, with widespread clinical use beginning in the early 2000s. Despite being relatively new to the marketplace, the literature surrounding cTDR is abundant. We conducted a thorough review of literature published in the United States (US) and outside the US to report the current global state of cTDR research and clinical use. Search criteria were restricted to publications with a clinical patient population, excluding finite element analyses, biomechanical studies, cadaver studies, surgical technique-specific papers, and case studies...
January 6, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315121/cervical-total-disk-arthroplasty
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Timothy T Roberts, Ryan J Filler, Jason W Savage, Edward C Benzel
In the United States, cervical total disk arthroplasty (TDA) is US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved for use in both 1 and 2-level constructions for cervical disk disease resulting in myelopathy and/or radiculopathy. TDA designs vary in form, function, material composition, and even performance in vivo. However, the therapeutic goals are the same: to remove the painful degenerative/damaged elements of the intervertebral discoligamenous joint complex, to preserve or restore the natural range of spinal motion, and to mitigate stresses on adjacent spinal segments, thereby theoretically limiting adjacent segment disease (ASDis)...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315118/characteristics-of-cervical-spine-motion-in-different-types-of-cervical-alignment-kinematic-mri-study
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Kittipong Sessumpun, Permsak Paholpak, Kevork N Hindoyan, Koji Tamai, Thananit Sangkomkamhang, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how each type of sagittal cervical alignment affects the motion of the upper and subaxial cervical spine using kinematic magnetic resonance imaging. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The sagittal malalignment of the cervical spine from degeneration in the subaxial cervical spine reflects a disruption in the kinematic properties of the cervical spine and affects the motion of adjacent segments...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304802/evaluation-of-the-influence-of-kyphosis-and-scoliosis-on-intervertebral-disc-extrusion-in-french-bulldogs
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Maria Claudia C M Inglez de Souza, Richard Ryan, Gert Ter Haar, Rowena M A Packer, Holger A Volk, Steven De Decker
BACKGROUND: Although thoracic vertebral malformations with kyphosis and scoliosis are often considered incidental findings on diagnostic imaging studies of screw-tailed brachycephalic breeds, they have been suggested to interfere with spinal biomechanics and intervertebral disc degeneration. It is however unknown if an abnormal spinal curvature also predisposes dogs to develop clinically relevant intervertebral disc herniations. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the occurrence of thoracic vertebral malformations, kyphosis or scoliosis would be associated with a higher prevalence of cervical or thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion in French bulldogs...
January 5, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303934/calcification-a-disregarded-or-ignored-issue-in-the-gynecologic-tumor-microenvironments
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Jirui Wen, Yali Miao, Shichao Wang, Ruijie Tong, Zhiwei Zhao, Jiang Wu
Although calcification in the gynecologic tumor microenvironments is a common phenomenon, doctors and researchers still disregard or ignore the issue. In fact, this change in the gynecologic tumor microenvironments is clinically significant and a number of studies have reported an association between calcification and gynecological tumor progression. In ovarian cancer, calcification is predominantly psammomatous and largely occurs in serous papillary ovarian tumors. In addition, calcification in ovarian cancer correlated with lower histologic grade and may indicate a poorer survival rate...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301464/intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-warmblood-horses-morphology-grading-and-distribution-of-lesions
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Wilhelmina Bergmann, Niklas Bergknut, Stefanie Veraa, Andrea Gröne, Hans Vernooij, Inge D Wijnberg, Willem Back, Guy C M Grinwis
Equine intervertebral disc degeneration is thought to be rare and of limited clinical relevance, although research is lacking. To objectively assess pathological changes of the equine intervertebral disc and their clinical relevance, description of the normal morphology and a practical, biologically credible grading scheme are needed. The objectives of this study are to describe the gross and histological appearance of the equine intervertebral discs and to propose a grading scheme for macroscopic degeneration...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301175/whole-spine-disc-degeneration-survey-according-to-the-ages-and-sex-using-pfirrmann-disc-degeneration-grades
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Chang Hyun Oh, Seung Hwan Yoon
OBJECTIVE: Pfirrmann disc grade is a useful scoring tool for evaluating disc degeneration, but normal values according to aging process has not been elucidated. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence and pattern of whole spine disc degeneration according to ages and gender differences. METHODS: Total 653 patients (336 male and 317 female patients, 48.1±58.7 years old) who took whole spine magnetic resonance images were enrolled in this study. There were 19 cases in their 2nd decades and 74 cases in 3rd decades, 141 cases in 4th decades, 129 cases in 5th decades, 139 cases in 6th decades, and 93 cases in 7th decades, 58 cases in over 8th decades...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288377/outcomes-of-the-bryan-cervical-disc-replacement-fifteen-year-follow-up
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Vincent Pointillart, Jean-Etienne Castelain, Pierre Coudert, Derek Thomas Cawley, Olivier Gille, Jean-Marc Vital
BACKGROUND: The CTDR is a technique that treats cervical disc degenerative disease. Initial shorter-term studies showed good clinical and radiological results. PURPOSE: To assess the clinical and radiological results of Bryan cervical disc replacement (Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc., Memphis, TN) at 15-year follow-up. RESULTS: This prospective study included 20 patients who underwent 22 CTDR, comprising a single-level procedure in 14 patients and two-level procedures in six patients...
December 29, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225416/getting-peek-to-stick-to-bone-the-development-of-porous-peek-for-interbody-fusion-devices
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F Brennan Torstrick, David L Safranski, J Kenneth Burkus, James L Chappuis, Christopher S D Lee, Robert E Guldberg, Ken Gall, Kathryn E Smith
Interbody fusion cages are routinely implanted during spinal fusion procedures to facilitate arthrodesis of a degenerated or unstable vertebral segment. Current cages are most commonly made from polyether-ether-ketone (PEEK) due to its favorable mechanical properties and imaging characteristics. However, the smooth surface of current PEEK cages may limit implant osseointegration and may inhibit successful fusion. We present the development and clinical application of the first commercially available porous PEEK fusion cage (COHERE®, Vertera, Inc...
September 2017: Techniques in Orthopaedics: TIO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220729/comparison-of-dynamic-cervical-implant-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-single-level-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease-a-five-year-follow-up
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Ce Zhu, Xi Yang, Lei Wang, Bo-Wen Hu, Li-Min Liu, Lin-Nan Wang, Hao Liu, Yue-Ming Song
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of dynamic cervical implant(DCI) with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion(ACDF) in the treatment of single-level cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD) 5 years after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with DCI were matched one-to-one with patients with ACDF based on age, gender, and operative segment in this retrospective study. All patients had been followed up for more than 5 years...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216503/clinical-and-radiographic-comparison-of-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-with-prestige-lp-disc-and-anterior-cervical-fusion-a-minimum-6-year-follow-up-study
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Junfeng Zeng, Hao Liu, Beiyu Wang, Yuxiao Deng, Chen Ding, Hua Chen, Yi Yang, Ying Hong, Ning Ning
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively compare the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) with Prestige-LP Disc and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for single-level cervical degenerative disc disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight patients (45 CDA and 53 ACDF) with a minimum 6-year follow-up were included. Clinical evaluations included Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA), visual analogue scale (VAS), and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213016/changes-in-topographical-relation-between-the-ductus-arteriosus-and-left-subclavian-artery-in-human-embryos-a-study-using-serial-sections
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Hiroshi Abe, Masahito Yamamoto, Ryoji Suzuki, Ming Zhou, Gen Murakami, José F Rodríguez-Vázquez
At birth, the ductus arteriosus (DA) merges with the aortic arch in the caudal side of the origin of the left subclavian artery (ltSCA). Since the SCA (seventh segmental arteries) were fixed on the levels of the seventh cervical-first thoracic vertebral bodies, the confluence of the DA should migrate caudally toward the lower level. We aimed to describe the changing topographical anatomy of the DA and SCA using serial sections. First, we examined serial sagittal sections of 11 embryos (Carnegie stage 15-18), but the specimens were clearly divided into 2 groups with and without the lower confluence of the DA...
2017: Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204735/inflammaging-in-cervical-and-lumbar-degenerated-intervertebral-discs-analysis-of-proinflammatory-cytokine-and-trp-channel-expression
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Aleksandra Sadowska, Ermioni Touli, Wolfgang Hitzl, Helen Greutert, Stephen J Ferguson, Karin Wuertz-Kozak, Oliver N Hausmann
PURPOSE: To investigate and compare the occurrence of inflammatory processes in the sites of disc degeneration in the lumbar and cervical spine by a gene array and subsequent qPCR and to investigate the mechanistic involvement of transient receptor potential channels TRPC6 and TRPV4. METHODS: The gene expression of inflammatory cytokines and TRP channels was measured in human disc samples obtained from patients undergoing discectomy at the cervical (n = 24) or lumbar (n = 27) spine for degenerative disc disease (DDD) and disc herniation (DH) and analyzed for differences with regard to spinal level, IVD degeneration grade, Modic grade, age, sex, disc region and surgical extent...
December 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200480/stitchless-percutaneous-endoscopic-cervical-discectomy-are-we-moving-towards-day-care-discectomy-procedure
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Sunil M Nadkarni, Pavankumar Kohli, Bhupesh Patel, Satishchandra Gore, Bhagyashree S Kulkarni
Background: STITCHLESS percutaneous endoscopic cervical discectomy s[PECD] is safe, precise, targeted, and a complete endoscopic procedure to treat soft cervical disc herniation with unilateral radiculopathy. It allows direct visualization of herniated fragment and its removal, inspection of decompressed nerve root in an awake and aware patient. It reduces the risk related to general anesthesia and to the neurological structures. However, all the patients treated with PECD can be candidates for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197741/exploration-about-changes-of-il-10-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mmp-3-in-a-rat-model-of-cervical-spondylosis
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Jianjian Yin, Kewei Ren, Yongjing Huang, Gongming Gao, Luming Nong, Nanwei Xu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship and mechanism between IL-10, NF-κB and MMP-3 in cervical degenerative disease induced by unbalanced dynamic and static forces in rats. METHODS: Sixty Sprague Dawley rats were randomized into test (n=45) and control (n=15) groups, which were randomly subdivided into three groups corresponding to one-month, three-month and six-month post-operation. Test group included 10, 15, 20 rats at corresponding postoperative stage and control group had five rats at each time point...
November 30, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196058/comparison-of-dystonia-between-parkinson-s-disease-and-atypical-parkinsonism-the-clinical-usefulness-of-dystonia-distribution-and-characteristics-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-parkinsonism
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Won Tae Yoon
OBJECTIVE: Dystonia is occasionally found in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonisms. However, systematic comparative analysis of the association between dystonia and parkinsonism have seldom been reported. The goals of this study are to compare the clinical characteristics and distributions of dystonia between PD, multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 176 patients who presented with dystonia and parkinsonism out of 1278 patients with parkinsonism...
November 14, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189218/adjacent-level-degeneration-bryan-total-disc-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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Justin Miller, Rick Sasso, Paul Anderson, K Daniel Riew, Austin McPhilamy, Thomas Gianaris
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized, 2-center, clinical trial. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively compare adjacent level degeneration between the Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and assess the reliability of our measurements utilizing a method not previously described. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is a reliable and proven procedure for the treatment of radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. Despite a successful track record several limitations including adjacent segment degeneration/disease, loss of viscoelastic disc properties, perioperative immobilization, graft site morbidity, pseudarthrosis, and plating complications have been identified...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183306/acdf-vs-tdr-for-patients-with-cervical-spondylosis-an-8%C3%A2-year-follow-up-study
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Bolong Zheng, Dingjun Hao, Hua Guo, Baorong He
BACKGROUND: ACDF has been considered as the gold standard in the treatment of single level cervical disk protrusion. However, it may cause adjacent level degeneration due to regional biomechanical changes. TDR has been applied with satisfactory results for over a decade, but there is no consensus if TDR is safer and more efficient than ACDF. The current study was carried out to compare the efficiency and safety of TDR and ACDF in the treatment of patients with single level cervical disk protrusion...
November 28, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180636/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-versus-total-disc-replacement-a-comparative-study-with-minimum-of-10-year-follow-up
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Si-Dong Yang, Yan-Bo Zhu, Suo-Zhou Yan, Jun Di, Da-Long Yang, Wen-Yuan Ding
Based on long-term follow-ups, this study was designed to investigate the incidence and risk factors for postoperative adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or total disc replacement (TDR) in treating cervical degenerative diseases. Between January 2000 and December 2005, 108 cases undergoing ACDF and 78 undergoing TDR, were enrolled into this study. All medical records were retrospectively collected. Every patient was followed up at least 10 years. Outcome assessment included visual analogue scale (VAS) score, Neck Disability Index (NDI) score, Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score, and radiographic parameters...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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