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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719316/the-quest-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-and-clinical-outcome-after-short-segment-spinal-fusion
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Rami Alqroom
Introduction: Sagittal imbalance leads to muscular distress and results in low back pain. Objectives: This study scrutinize the segmental impact of short spinal fusion on spinopelvic parameters and the global patient's clinical outcome. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis evaluated 56-patients who underwent lumbar fusion surgery at Klinikum Dortmund, from July 2013 to February 2014. The population was allocated into two groups: (1-level group), (2-levels group)...
2018: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718065/use-of-multiple-data-sources-for-surveillance-of-work-related-chronic-low-back-pain-and-disc-related-sciatica-in-a-french-region
#2
Natacha Fouquet, Julie Bodin, Emilie Chazelle, Alexis Descatha, Yves Roquelaure
Objectives: To compare the data of the French workers' compensation system (WCS) and three surveillance networks, and to determine the possibility of identifying the industry sectors most in need of programs for prevention of low-back pain (LBP). Methods: This study compared four databases and two types of indicators in a west central region of France: • surveillance of musculoskeletal symptoms in the working population [LBP and disc-related sciatica (DRS) indicators; Cosali study] • surveillance of uncompensated work-related diseases (LBP and DRS indicators) • surveillance of lumbar disc surgery (LDS) in the general population (DRS indicator) • French WCS (disc herniation with radiculopathy caused by vibration or handling of materials; DRS indicator) People aged 20-59 were studied...
April 27, 2018: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698638/energy-impairments-in-older-adults-with-low-back-pain-and-radiculopathy-a-matched-case-control-study
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Peter C Coyle, Jenifer M Pugliese, J Megan Sions, Mark S Eskander, Jennifer A Schrack, Gregory E Hicks
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact that the presence of chronic low back pain with radiculopathy (CLBPR) may have on 1) energy efficiency and 2) energy capacity among community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: Matched case-control study. SETTING: Clinical research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 38 community-dwelling older adults (60-85 years) with (n=19) and without (n=19) CLBPR were included in this analysis. Participants were matched between-groups on age (± 5 years), sex, and diabetic status...
April 23, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679730/stand-alone-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-adjacent-segment-degeneration-following-previous-lumbar-fusion
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Philip K Louie, Arya G Varthi, Ankur S Narain, Victor Lei, Daniel D Bohl, Grant D Shifflett, Frank M Phillips
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Revision posterior decompression and fusion for patients with symptomatic ASD is associated with significant morbidity and is technically challenging. The use of a stand-alone LLIF in patients with symptomatic ASD may avoid many of the complications associated with revision posterior surgery. PURPOSE: To assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients who underwent stand-alone lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) for symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASD)...
April 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673820/extra-osseous-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-sciatic-nerve-masquerading-as-benign-nerve-sheath-tumor-and-presented-as-lumbar-radiculopathy
#5
Jung Soo Bang, Nitin Adsul, Jae-Hyeon Lim, Il-Tae Jang
BACKGROUND: Extraosseous Ewing Sarcoma (EES) arising from peripheral nerves is extremely rare with only 11 cases, mentioned in the literature. It poses a diagnostic challenge to the clinicians due to its nonspecific presentation and rare occurrence. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 56-year-old woman came with a history of low back pain and intractable right leg pain. Physical examination revealed the normal motor power of both lower limbs with decreased sensation along the lateral aspect of the foot with decreased ankle reflex...
April 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656623/superior-and-middle-cluneal-nerve-entrapment-as-a-cause-of-low-back-pain
#6
REVIEW
Toyohiko Isu, Kyongsong Kim, Daijiro Morimoto, Naotaka Iwamoto
Low back pain (LBP) is encountered frequently in clinical practice. The superior and the middle cluneal nerves (SCN and MCN) are cutaneous nerves that are purely sensory. They dominate sensation in the lumbar area and the buttocks, and their entrapment around the iliac crest can elicit LBP. The reported incidence of SCN entrapment (SCN-E) in patients with LBP is 1.6%-14%. SCN-E and MCN entrapment (MCN-E) produce leg symptoms in 47%-84% and 82% of LBP patients, respectively. In such patients, pain is exacerbated by lumbar movements, and the symptoms mimic radiculopathy due to lumbar disorder...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581014/magnetic-resonance-neurography-in-chronic-lumbosacral-and-pelvic-pain-diagnostic-and-management-impact-institutional-audit
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Riham Dessouky, Yin Xi, Kelly M Scott, Mohammed Khaleel, Kevin Gill, Stephanie Jones, Dalia N Khalifa, Hazim I Tantawy, Magdy A Aidaros, Avneesh Chhabra
BACKGROUND: / purpose: Low back and pelvic pain are among the most prevalent conditions worldwide, with major social and economic costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of Magnetic Resonance Neurography (MRN) of lumbosacral plexus in the management and outcomes of these chronic pain patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients with chronic lumbosacral and pelvic pain referred for MRN over a year were included. Pre-and post-imaging clinical diagnosis and treatment, pain levels and location were recorded...
March 23, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492717/the-global-spine-care-initiative-a-systematic-review-for-the-assessment-of-spine-related-complaints-in-populations-with-limited-resources-and-in-low-and-middle-income-communities
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REVIEW
Margareta Nordin, Kristi Randhawa, Paola Torres, Hainan Yu, Scott Haldeman, O'Dane Brady, Pierre Côté, Carlos Torres, Michael Modic, Rajani Mullerpatan, Christine Cedraschi, Roger Chou, Emre Acaroğlu, Eric L Hurwitz, Nadège Lemeunier, Jean Dudler, Anne Taylor-Vaisey, Erkin Sönmez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic literature review was to develop recommendations for the assessment of spine-related complaints in medically underserved areas with limited resources. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and best evidence synthesis of guidelines on the assessment of spine-related complaints. Independent reviewers critically appraised eligible guidelines using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation-II criteria. Low risk of bias clinical practice guidelines was used to develop recommendations...
February 28, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460009/the-global-spine-care-initiative-applying-evidence-based-guidelines-on-the-non-invasive-management-of-back-and-neck-pain-to-low-and-middle-income-communities
#9
REVIEW
Roger Chou, Pierre Côté, Kristi Randhawa, Paola Torres, Hainan Yu, Margareta Nordin, Eric L Hurwitz, Scott Haldeman, Christine Cedraschi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review was to develop recommendations for the management of spinal disorders in low-income communities, with a focus on non-invasive pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for non-specific low back and neck pain. METHODS: We synthesized two evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of low back and neck pain. Our recommendations considered benefits, harms, quality of evidence, and costs, with attention to feasibility in medically underserved areas and low- and middle-income countries...
February 19, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454126/iatrogenic-spondylolisthesis-following-open-lumbar-laminectomy-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Seba Ramhmdani, Yuanxuan Xia, Risheng Xu, Thomas Kosztowski, Daniel Sciubba, Timothy Witham, Ali Bydon
OBJECTIVE: To present diagnosis and surgical management of postlaminectomy spondylolisthesis in patients without preoperative instability and a review of relevant literature. METHODS: Medical records and radiographic studies of 105 patients who underwent first-time bilateral 1- to 4-level open laminectomies for degenerative lumbar disease at a single academic institution were reviewed. Patients who initially presented with listhesis and had additional discectomy or fusion procedures were excluded...
May 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364513/n-palmitoyl-ethanol-amide-pharmacological-treatment-in-patients-with-nonsurgical-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Domenico Chirchiglia, Saverio Paventi, Paolo Seminara, Erika Cione, Luca Gallelli
Palmitoyl ethanol amide (PEA) is an endogenous substance that plays a role in neuropathic pain. In this article, we evaluated both the safety and the efficacy of ultramicronized PEA (um-PEA) in the treatment of low back pain related to nonsurgical lumbar radiculopathy. In this prospective single-blind study, patients with low back pain related to nonsurgical lumbar radiculopathy received the fixed combination acetaminophen/codeine (500 mg + 30 mg/d) for 7 days, and then it was stopped and changed to um-PEA (1200 mg/d) for 30 days...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322966/the-influence-of-adjunctive-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-on-the-therapeutic-effect-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection
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Atilla Kircelli, Tufan Cansever, Cem Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Epidural steroid injection is widely used to treat the short and long-term symptoms of low back and radicular pain. To the best of our knowledge, the influence of transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFSI) combined with caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI) on pain intensity, patient satisfaction, and quality of life in lumbar radiculopathy has not been examined. AIM: To evaluate the short and long-term efficacy of TFSI, and TFSI combined with CESI (TFSI + CESI) in patients with lumbar radiculopathy...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322309/the-global-spine-care-initiative-a-summary-of-guidelines-on-invasive-interventions-for-the-management-of-persistent-and-disabling-spinal-pain-in-low-and-middle-income-communities
#13
REVIEW
Emre Acaroğlu, Margareta Nordin, Kristi Randhawa, Roger Chou, Pierre Côté, Tiro Mmopelwa, Scott Haldeman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to synthesize recommendations on the use of common elective surgical and interventional procedures for individuals with persistent and disabling non-radicular/axial with or without myelopathy, radicular back pain, cervical myelopathy, symptomatic spinal stenosis, and fractures due to osteoporosis. This review was to inform a clinical care pathway on the patient presentations where surgical interventions could reasonably be considered. METHODS: We synthesized recommendations from six evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and one appropriate use criteria guidance for the surgical and interventional management of persistent and disabling spine pain...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282539/the-global-spine-care-initiative-a-systematic-review-of-individual-and-community-based-burden-of-spinal-disorders-in-rural-populations-in-low-and-middle-income-communities
#14
REVIEW
Eric L Hurwitz, Kristi Randhawa, Paola Torres, Hainan Yu, Leslie Verville, Jan Hartvigsen, Pierre Côté, Scott Haldeman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review was to synthesize literature on the burden of spinal disorders in rural communities to inform the Global Spine Care Initiative care pathway and model of care for their application in medically underserved areas and low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted. Inclusion criteria included all age groups with nonspecific low back pain, neck pain, and associated disorders, nonspecific thoracic spinal pain, musculoskeletal chest pain, radiculopathy, or spinal stenosis...
December 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246257/comparing-multidisciplinary-and-brief-intervention-in-employees-with-different-job-relations-on-sick-leave-due-to-low-back-pain-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Pernille Pedersen, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Morten Hovgaard Andersen, Vivian Langagergaard, Anders Boes, Ole Kudsk Jensen, Chris Jensen, Merete Labriola
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem that affects the lives of many individuals and is a frequent cause of sickness absence. To help this group of individuals resume work, several interventions have been studied. However, not all individuals may profit from the same intervention and the effect of a given intervention on return to work (RTW) may depend on their work situation. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether employees on sick leave due to LBP and with poor job relations will benefit more from a multidisciplinary intervention, while patients with strong job relations will benefit more from a brief intervention...
December 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245270/spondylectomy-and-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-in-an-adult-with-achondroplasia-a-case-report
#16
Masashi Miyazaki, Shozo Kanezaki, Naoki Notani, Toshinobu Ishihara, Hiroshi Tsumura
RATIONALE: Fixed thoracolumbar kyphosis with spinal stenosis in adult patients with achondroplasia presents a challenging issue. We describe the first case in which spondylectomy and minimally invasive lateral access interbody arthrodesis were used for the treatment of fixed severe thoracolumbar kyphosis and lumbar spinal canal stenosis in an adult with achondroplasia. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old man with a history of achondroplastic dwarfism presented with low back pain and radiculopathy and neurogenic claudication...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181521/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-for-the-management-of-adjacent-segment-pathology
#17
Drew D Lewis, Garth K Summers
Adjacent segment pathology is an adverse effect of spinal fusion that precipitates accelerated spinal degenerative changes at vertebral segments contiguous with the fused vertebrae. The accelerated degeneration related to ASP can be challenging to manage, as it can lead to conditions such as radiculopathy and can create the need for reoperation. In the present case, a 50-year-old woman with a previous spinal fusion presented with a 1-year history of progressive low back pain, lumbar radiculopathy, and sciatica...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177411/ultrasmall-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-imaging-identifies-tissue-and-nerve-inflammation-in-pain-conditions
#18
Shiqian Shen, Weihua Ding, Shihab Ahmed, Ranliang Hu, Arissa Opalacz, Sarah Roth, Zerong You, Gregory R Wotjkiewicz, Grewo Lim, Lucy Chen, Jianren Mao, John W Chen, Yi Zhang
Objective: Correlation between radiologic structural abnormalities and clinical symptoms in low back pain patients is poor. There is an unmet clinical need to image inflammation in pain conditions to aid diagnosis and guide treatment. Ferumoxytol, an ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticle, is clinically used to treat iron deficiency anemia and showed promise in imaging tissue inflammation in human. We explored whether ferumoxytol can be used to identify tissue and nerve inflammation in pain conditions in animals and humans...
April 1, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047318/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-following-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-resulting-in-paraplegia-a-case-report
#19
Nazia Dildar, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Muhammad Omer Aamir, Nadeem Ahmad
CONTEXT: Spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage (SSEH) mostly presents as low back pain with or without a radiculopathy, and rarely with paraplegia or tetraplegia depending on the site and severity of spinal cord compression. We present here a case who had anemia and developed paraplegia following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to a transfusion reaction. FINDINGS: A 65-year-old lady presented with sudden onset chest pain radiating to nape of the neck followed by loss of sensations and power in legs few hours after a blood transfusion...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987851/effect-of-single-level-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-on-segmental-and-overall-lumbar-lordosis-in-patients-with-lumbar-degenerative-disease
#20
Xiaofei Cheng, Feng Zhang, Kai Zhang, Xiaojiang Sun, Changqing Zhao, Hua Li, Yan Michael Li, Jie Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ability of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) to improve lumbar lordosis (LL). METHODS: In this retrospective study, 92 patients undergoing single-level TLIF to treat lumbar degenerative disease were divided into a low back pain, radiculopathy, and neurogenic claudication group according to their symptoms. Preoperative and postoperative measures, including segmental LL, whole LL, pelvic incidence (PI), pelvic tilt, thoracic kyphosis, sagittal vertical axis, visual analog scale for back and leg pain, and Oswestry Disability Index, were used to evaluate radiographic and clinical outcomes...
January 2018: World Neurosurgery
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