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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937468/psychogenic-low-back-pain-and-hysterical-paralysis-in-adolescence
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Tsukasa Kanchiku, Hidenori Suzuki, Yasuaki Imajo, Yuichiro Yoshida, Norihiro Nishida, Toshihiko Taguchi
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes in adolescents diagnosed with psychogenic low-back pain and hysterical paralysis and to evaluate the efficacy of differential diagnosis methods. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of low-back pain in adolescence is similar to that in adults, but the causes of low-back pain are difficult to determine in most cases. For these patients, a definitive diagnosis of psychogenic low-back pain and hysterical paralysis as well as adequate treatment are clinically important to avoid unnecessary surgical treatment...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934785/1-year-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-conservative-management-vs-minimally-invasive-surgical-treatment-for-sacroiliac-joint-pain
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Julius Dengler Dengler, Djaya Kools, Robert Pflugmacher, Alessandro Gasbarrini, Domenico Prestamburgo, Paolo Gaetani, Eddie van Eeckhoven, Daniel Cher, Bengt Sturesson
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) emanating from the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a common finding. Devices to fuse the SIJ are now commercially available, but high-quality evidence supporting their effectiveness is limited. OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety and effectiveness of conservative management (CM) to minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion (SIJF) in patients with chronic LBP originating from the SIJ. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter randomized controlled trial...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934777/effectiveness-of-thermal-annular-procedures-in-treating-discogenic-low-back-pain
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Standiford Helm Ii, Thomas T Simopoulos, Milan Stojanovic, Salahadin Abdi, Mohamed Ahamed El Terany
BACKGROUND: Discogenic low back is a distinct clinic entity characterized by pain arising from a damaged disc. The diagnosis is clouded by the controversy surrounding discography. The treatment options are limited, with unsatisfactory results from both conservative treatment and surgery. Multiple interventional therapies have been developed to treat discogenic pain, but most have not yet been validated by high quality studies.The best studied treatment for discogenic pain is the use of heat, which has been labeled as thermal intradiscal procedures (TIPs) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927318/the-mitogenomic-phylogeny-of-the-elasmobranchii-chondrichthyes
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Cesar R L Amaral, Filipe Pereira, Dayse A Silva, António Amorim, Elizeu F de Carvalho
Here we present a mitogenomic perspective on the evolution of sharks and rays, being a first glance on the complete mitochondrial history of such an old and diversified group of vertebrates. The Elasmobranchii is a diverse subclass of Chondrichthyes, or cartilaginous fish, with about 1200 species of ocean- and freshwater-dwelling fishes spread all over the world's seas, including some of the ocean's largest fishes. The group dates back about 400 million years near the Devonian-Silurian boundary, being nowadays represented by several derivative lineages, mainly related to Mesozoic forms...
September 20, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918369/the-development-of-biodiversity-conservation-measures-in-china-s-hydro-projects-a-review
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REVIEW
Ruiqiao Bai, Xuehua Liu, Xiaofei Liu, Lanmei Liu, Jianping Wang, Sihui Liao, Annah Zhu, Zhouyuan Li
The hydropower capacity of China ranks first in the world and accounts for approximately 20% of the total energy production in the country. While hydropower has substantially contributed to meeting China's renewable energy targets and providing clean energy to rural areas, the development of hydropower in China has been met with significant controversy. Ecologically, hydro projects alter the landscape, with potential impacts to the country's aquatic biodiversity. Over the past four decades in China, various mainstream opinions and misunderstandings have been presented concerning how to alleviate the negative impacts of hydro projects on aquatic ecosystems...
September 14, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917318/diversity-of-spirocerca-lupi-in-domestic-dogs-and-black-backed-jackals-canis-mesomelas-from-south-africa
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Wiekolize Rothmann, Pamela J de Waal
Spirocerca lupi is a parasitic nematode that causes spirocercosis predominantly in domestic dogs. Spirocerca lupi nematode samples were collected from four regions around South Africa and analyzed to compare the genetic diversity among the regions. A total of 56 S. lupi nematodes were obtained by necropsy from domestic dogs and wild black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas). Sixteen different haplotypes of cox1 were identified some of which are shared between regions as well as with black-backed jackal. The genetic similarity between S...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916169/the-large-and-small-spen-family-proteins-stimulate-axon-outgrowth-during-neurosecretory-cell-remodeling-in-drosophila
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Tingting Gu, Tao Zhao, Uday Kohli, Randall S Hewes
Split ends (SPEN) is the founding member of a well conserved family of nuclear proteins with critical functions in transcriptional regulation and the post-transcriptional processing and nuclear export of transcripts. In animals, the SPEN proteins fall into two size classes that perform either complementary or antagonistic functions in different cellular contexts. Here, we show that the two Drosophila representatives of this family, SPEN and Spenito (NITO), regulate metamorphic remodeling of the CCAP/bursicon neurosecretory cells...
September 12, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914759/isoform-sequencing-provides-a-more-comprehensive-view-of-the-panax-ginseng-transcriptome
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Ick-Hyun Jo, Jinsu Lee, Chi Eun Hong, Dong Jin Lee, Wonsil Bae, Sin-Gi Park, Yong Ju Ahn, Young Chang Kim, Jang Uk Kim, Jung Woo Lee, Dong Yun Hyun, Sung-Keun Rhee, Chang Pyo Hong, Kyong Hwan Bang, Hojin Ryu
Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) has been widely used for medicinal purposes and contains potent plant secondary metabolites, including ginsenosides. To obtain transcriptomic data that offers a more comprehensive view of functional genomics in P. ginseng, we generated genome-wide transcriptome data from four different P. ginseng tissues using PacBio isoform sequencing (Iso-Seq) technology. A total of 135,317 assembled transcripts were generated with an average length of 3.2 kb and high assembly completeness...
September 15, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904791/brucellosis-in-livestock-and-wildlife-zoonotic-diseases-without-pandemic-potential-in-need-of-innovative-one-health-approaches
#9
Jacques Godfroid
Human brucellosis remains the commonest zoonotic disease worldwide with more than 500 000 new cases annually. Understanding the biology of Brucella infections and the transmission patterns at the wildlife/livestock/human interface is of paramount importance before implementing any brucellosis control or eradication program in animals, even more so should interventions be justified within One Health. In addition to calling for transdisciplinary collaboration, One Health formally aims to conserve the environment and to promote the well-being of animals...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904328/a-narrative-review-of-non-operative-treatment-especially-traditional-chinese-medicine-therapy-for-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-herniation
#10
Bo Zhang, Haidong Xu, Juntao Wang, Bin Liu, Guodong Sun
Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LIDH), as the main contributor to low back pain and sciatica, imposes a heavy burden on both the individual and society. Non-operative treatment or conservative treatment has proven effective in alleviation of the symptoms of LIDH and are considered to be a first-line choice for most cases. Active lifestyle, physical therapy, complementary and alternative medicine therapy or Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy, and pharmacotherapy are routinely used as effective non-operative treatment for LIDH patients...
2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902756/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-in-the-athlete-diagnosis-and-management
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Rebecca Peebles, Christopher E Jonas
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is a common cause of low back pain in the athlete, especially in sports with repetitive, asymmetric loading. Complex anatomy and broad pain referral pattern make diagnosis difficult. Identifying three or more positive physical examination maneuvers for the SIJ improves examination sensitivity and specificity. Imaging is rarely helpful in establishing the diagnosis but is often used to rule out other pathology. Conservative management with activity modification, medication, physical therapy, manipulation and bracing is first line treatment...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892079/retriever-is-a-multiprotein-complex-for-retromer-independent-endosomal-cargo-recycling
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Kerrie E McNally, Rebecca Faulkner, Florian Steinberg, Matthew Gallon, Rajesh Ghai, David Pim, Paul Langton, Neil Pearson, Chris M Danson, Heike Nägele, Lindsey L Morris, Amika Singla, Brittany L Overlee, Kate J Heesom, Richard Sessions, Lawrence Banks, Brett M Collins, Imre Berger, Daniel D Billadeau, Ezra Burstein, Peter J Cullen
Following endocytosis into the endosomal network, integral membrane proteins undergo sorting for lysosomal degradation or are retrieved and recycled back to the cell surface. Here we describe the discovery of an ancient and conserved multiprotein complex that orchestrates cargo retrieval and recycling and, importantly, is biochemically and functionally distinct from the established retromer pathway. We have called this complex 'retriever'; it is a heterotrimer composed of DSCR3, C16orf62 and VPS29, and bears striking similarity to retromer...
September 11, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890222/identifying-subsets-of-patients-with-single-level-degenerative-disc-disease-for-lumbar-fusion-the-value-of-prognostic-tests-in-surgical-decision-making
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Victor E Staartjes, Pieter-Paul A Vergroesen, Dick J Zeilstra, Marc L Schröder
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Fusion surgery for degenerative disc disease (DDD) has become a standard of care, albeit not without controversy. Outcomes are inconsistent and a superiority over conservative treatment is debatable. Proper patient selection is key to clinical success, and a comprehensive understanding of prognostic tests does not currently exist. PURPOSE: To investigate the value of prognostic tests and sociodemographic factors in predicting outcomes following lumbar fusion surgery for DDD...
September 7, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890010/lumbosacral-subdural-hematoma-following-glioblastoma-multiforme-resection-possible-radiographic-evidence-for-the-downward-migration-of-intracranial-blood
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Gabriella M Paisan, Thomas J Buell, Daniel Raper, Ashok Asthagiri
Spinal subdural hematomas (SSDHs) are rare and usually associated with bleeding diatheses, trauma, iatrogenic injury, spinal vascular malformations, or intraspinal tumors. We report a case of a 75-year-old male who developed a symptomatic lumbosacral SSDH after undergoing resection of a right temporal glioblastoma multiforme. The patient subsequently recovered and was discharged home. Over the next two weeks he developed progressively worsening symptoms of lower back pain, lower extremity weakness, and urinary retention...
September 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887410/a-coarse-grained-computational-model-of-the-nuclear-pore-complex-predicts-phe-gly-nucleoporin-dynamics
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Joan Pulupa, Manas Rachh, Michael D Tomasini, Joshua S Mincer, Sanford M Simon
The phenylalanine-glycine-repeat nucleoporins (FG-Nups), which occupy the lumen of the nuclear pore complex (NPC), are critical for transport between the nucleus and cytosol. Although NPCs differ in composition across species, they are largely conserved in organization and function. Transport through the pore is on the millisecond timescale. Here, to explore the dynamics of nucleoporins on this timescale, we use coarse-grained computational simulations. These simulations generate predictions that can be experimentally tested to distinguish between proposed mechanisms of transport...
September 8, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882524/activities-performed-and-treatments-conducted-prior-to-consultation-with-a-spine-surgeon-are-patients-and-clinicians-following-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines
#16
Elliot I Layne, Darren M Roffey, Matthew J Coyle, Philippe Phan, Stephen P Kingwell, Eugene K Wai
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are designed to ensure that evidence-based treatment is easily put into action. Whether patients and clinicians follow these guidelines is equivocal. PURPOSE: To examine how many patients complaining of low back pain (LBP) underwent evidence-based non-operative treatment in line with CPG recommendations prior to consultation with a spine surgeon, and to evaluate any associations between adherence to CPG recommendations and baseline factors...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879606/history-of-clubfoot-treatment-part-iii-twentieth-century-back-to-the-future
#17
REVIEW
Philippe Hernigou
Clubfoot is one of the most common congenital orthopaedic anomalies and was described by Hippocrates in the year 400 BC. From manipulation in antiquity to splint and plaster in the Renaissance the treatment had improved before tenotomy. Many surgical treatments were tested during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and will be explained in this manuscript; however, the pathology still continues to challenge the paediatric orthopedic surgeon as it has a notorious tendency to relapse, irrespective of whether the foot is treated with conservative or operative means...
September 6, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879231/homeodomain-like-dna-binding-proteins-control-the-haploid-to-diploid-transition-in-dictyostelium
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Katy Hedgethorne, Sebastian Eustermann, Ji-Chun Yang, Tom E H Ogden, David Neuhaus, Gareth Bloomfield
Homeodomain proteins control the developmental transition between the haploid and diploid phases in several eukaryotic lineages, but it is not known whether this regulatory mechanism reflects the ancestral condition or, instead, convergent evolution. We have characterized the mating-type locus of the amoebozoan Dictyostelium discoideum, which encodes two pairs of small proteins that determine the three mating types of this species; none of these proteins display recognizable homology to known families. We report that the nuclear magnetic resonance structures of two of them, MatA and MatB, contain helix-turn-helix folds flanked by largely disordered amino- and carboxyl-terminal tails...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877730/pancreas-herniation-into-the-mediastinum-a-case-report
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Muhammad Shafiq, Moaviz B Badshah, Maaz B Badshah, Mashood B Badshah, James Watkins
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic tissue found in the mediastinum (both true ectopic and herniated pancreas) is rare. It becomes even more challenging when there are complications associated with this entity. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an unusual case of pancreatic herniation into the mediastinum in a 90-year-old Caucasian female. This patient initially presented with nausea and vomiting associated with abdominal pain. Serum lipase and amylase both were elevated. Computed tomography scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis revealed a large hiatal hernia with pancreas herniation into the mediastinum, with superimposed acute pancreatitis likely due to gallstone...
September 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861738/a-surgical-case-of-radiotherapy-induced-esophageal-perforation-accompanying-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-a-case-report
#20
Shuntaro Yoshimura, Kazuhiko Mori, Koichiro Kawasaki, Asami Tanabe, Susumu Aikou, Koichi Yagi, Masato Nishida, Hiroharu Yamashita, Sachiyo Nomura, Masayoshi Fukushima, Hideomi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Yasuyuki Seto
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiotherapy has been a treatment choice for lung cancer, especially in medically inoperable patients. However, the acute and late toxicity to adjacent organs have been reported as an uncommon but severe adverse effect. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old male was presented with his back pain and pyrexia. He had been followed up for non-small-cell lung cancer, which was treated by the stereotactic body radiotherapy 4 years prior to the current visit...
August 31, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
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