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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640088/safety-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitors-for-treatment-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis
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Zeren Ma, Xiaoping Liu, Xiaosheng Xu, Jie Jiang, Jian Zhou, Jia Wang, Dewang Chen, Song Luo
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic immune-mediated disease affecting the sacroiliac joints and the spine, manifesting with new bone formation and osteopenia. Five tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors (infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, certolizumab, and golimumab) are available for the treatment of AS, however, the results for the safety of TNF-α inhibitors in the treatment of AS are not consistent. METHODS: In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to determine the safety of TNF-α inhibitors compared with placebo in reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation of AS patients...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626166/efficacy-of-denosumab-for-osteoporosis-in-three-female-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Masashi Uehara, Yukio Nakamura, Jun Takahashi, Mikio Kamimura, Shota Ikegami, Takako Suzuki, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Kosho, Hiroyuki Kato
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an inherited bone disorder that causes fractures due to impaired production of collagen type I. In recent years, denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL), has become widely used as an anti-osteoclastic agent for osteoporosis. This study investigated osteoporotic cases of OI to examine effects of denosumab on bone fragility. This was a retrospective, consecutive case series that included 3 female patients aged 42, 40, and 14 years, respectively...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621436/development-of-a-cell-based-gene-therapy-approach-to-selectively-turn-off-bone-formation
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Pedro Alvarez-Urena, Banghe Zhu, Gabrielle Henslee, Corinne Sonnet, Eleanor Davis, Eva Sevick-Muraca, Alan Davis, Elizabeth Olmsted-Davis
Cell and gene therapy approaches are safer when they possess a system that enables the therapy to be rapidly halted. Human mesenchymal stem cells were transduced with an adenoviral vector containing the cDNA for bone morphogenetic protein 2 (AdBMP2) to induce bone formation. To make this method safer, a system to quickly kill these virally transduced cells was designed and evaluated. Cells were encapsulated inside poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEG-Da) hydrogels that are able to shield the cells from immunological destruction...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618255/osteocyte-regulation-of-receptor-activator-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ligand-osteoprotegerin-in-a-sheep-model-of-osteoporosis
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Thaqif El Khassawna, Felix Merboth, Deeksha Malhan, Wolfgang Böcker, Diaa E S Daghma, Sabine Stoetzel, Stefanie Kern, Fathi Hassan, Dirk Rosenbaum, Judith Langenstein, Natali Bauer, Anja Schlagenhauf, Angela Rösen-Wolff, Felix Schulze, Markus Rupp, Dirk Hose, Anja Secklinger, Anita Ignatius, Hans-Joachim Wilke, Katrin S Lips, Christian Heiss
Osteoporosis induction in a sheep model by steroid administration combined with ovariectomy recapitulates decreased bone formation and substandard matrix mineralization in patients. Recently, the role of osteocytes has been frequently addressed, with focus on their role in osteoclastogenesis. However, the quantification of receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) signaling in osteocytes was not studied in sheep. The current study reproduced the sheep model of osteoporosis to study the RANKL/OPG ratio correlation to the method of osteoporosis induction...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606182/microglia-limit-the-expansion-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-plaques-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ruohe Zhao, Wanling Hu, Julia Tsai, Wei Li, Wen-Biao Gan
BACKGROUND: Microglia are known as resident immune cells in the brain. β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in the brain of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are surrounded by microglia, but whether and how microglia affect the formation and maintenance of plaques remains controversial. METHODS: We depleted microglia by injecting diphtheria toxin (DT) in CX 3 CR1 (CreER/+) :R26 (DTR/+) (CX 3 CR1-iDTR) mice crossed with APPswe/PSEN1dE9 (APP/PS1) mice. Intravital time-lapse imaging was performed to examine changes in the number and size of Congo Red-labeled amyloid plaques over 1-2 weeks...
June 12, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605800/fact-finders-for-patient-safety-routine-intravenous-access-for-epidural-steroid-injections-without-sedation
#6
Zachary L McCormick, Adrian Popescu, Clark C Smith
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June 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594509/differentiating-hip-pathology-from-lumbar-spine-pathology-key-points-of-evaluation-and-management
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Aaron J Buckland, Ryan Miyamoto, Rakesh D Patel, James Slover, Afshin E Razi
The diagnosis and treatment of patients who have both hip and lumbar spine pathologies may be a challenge because overlapping symptoms may delay a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Common complaints of patients who have both hip and lumbar spine pathologies include low back pain with associated buttock, groin, thigh, and, possibly, knee pain. A thorough patient history should be obtained and a complete physical examination should be performed to identify the primary source of pain. Plain and advanced imaging studies and diagnostic injections can be used to further delineate the primary pathology and guide the appropriate sequence of treatment...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586588/outcome-analysis-of-two-different-injection-solutions-for-epidural-injection-in-radicular-lumbar-backache-syndromes
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Muhammad Saqib, Sajid Nazir Bhatti, Muhammad Ayaz Khan, Khalid Samad, Muhammad Mukhtar Khan, Ehtisham Mukhtar Khan Afridi, Rubaiqa Khan, Muhammad Imran Khan
OBJECTIVE: Backache is a significant source of disability and suffering in our society. The treatment modalities need continued enhancement in order to achieve the desired goals of lowering morbidity and financial losses while improving the response of the patient. METHODS: This prospective comparative study was conducted at the department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar from July 2013 to June 2015. Two interventional groups were designated; Group 1 was comprised of 54 patients who were injected with epidural bupivacaine plus methylprednisolone while Group 2 included 55 patients who were injected with bupivacaine only...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583461/repair-of-v2-vertebral-artery-injuries-sustained-during-anterior-cervical-discectomy
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Evgenii Belykh, David S Xu, Kaan Yağmurlu, Ting Lei, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Curtis A Dickman, Mark C Preul, Peter Nakaji
BACKGROUND: The V2 segment of the vertebral artery (VA) typically runs through the transverse foramen of C2-C6. V2 injury may occur during anterior approaches to the cervical spine and can cause significant morbidity. We aimed to describe landmarks and microsurgical V2 repair techniques through the standard anterolateral cervical discectomy approach. METHODS: Five silicone-injected cadaveric heads (necks-C7) were dissected bilaterally. An anterolateral approach with C3-4, C4-5, and C5-6 discectomies and an ipsilateral VA injury were simulated...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579148/effect-of-time-of-administration-of-teriparatide-on-bone-mineral-density-in-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis
#10
Silvina R Mastaglia
Teriparatide (TPTD) (recombinant DNA origin human parathormone [1-34]) is approved for the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO). There are reports of factors that affect the response to TPTD in GIO treatment. This work describes the case of a 71-yr-old woman diagnosed with lupus nephropathy treated with 40 mg/d of meprednisone, and who suffered multiple vertebral fractures. Despite treatment with a single 5 mg dose of zoledronic acid, the patient continued to have vertebral fractures. Treatment with 20 µg/d of subcutaneous TPTD (PTH1-34, Forteo; Eli Lilly Co...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571789/virtual-reality-based-simulators-for-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michael Pfandler, Marc Lazarovici, Philipp Stefan, Patrick Wucherer, Matthias Weigl
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Virtual reality (VR) based simulators offer numerous benefits and are very useful in assessing and training surgical skills. Although they are standard in some surgical subspecialties, their actual use in spinal surgery remains unclear. Currently, only technical reviews of VR based simulators are available for spinal surgery. PURPOSE: Thus, we performed a systematic review which examined the existing research on VR based simulators in spinal procedures...
May 29, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557395/-analysis-of-the-clinical-efficacy-of-fasetoplasty-method-for-the-treatment-of-facet-syndrome-at-lumbar-spine-in-patients-with-middle-and-old-age-group
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V A Byvaltsev, A A Kalinin, A K Okoneshnikova
The aim of the study was to analyze results of using of fasetoplasty method in the treatment of facet-syndrome at lumbar spine in patients with middle and old age groups. The study included 227 patients older than 65 years with degenerative-dystrophic diseases of the lumbosacral spine and the clinical manifestations in the form of a facet syndrome, which in the period from 2010 to 2013 years made fasetoplasty prosthesis of synovial fluid. To assess the clinical effectiveness of using a visual analogue scale of pain (VAS) and a questionnaire for patients with back problems in Oswestry...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556833/blockade-of-interleukin-6-receptor-in-the-periphery-promotes-rapid-and-sustained-antidepressant-actions-a-possible-role-of-gut-microbiota-brain-axis
#13
J-C Zhang, W Yao, C Dong, C Yang, Q Ren, M Ma, K Hashimoto
Depression is a common, severe and chronic psychiatric disease. Although the currently available antidepressants have been used in the treatment of depression, their beneficial effects are limited. Accumulating evidence suggests that pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) have an important role in the pathogenesis of depression. This study was undertaken to examine whether anti-mouse IL-6 receptor antibody (MR16-1) induces antidepressant effects in a social defeat stress model. Intravenous injection of MR16-1 induced rapid-onset and long-lasting antidepressant effects in susceptible mice after social defeat stress through its anti-inflammatory actions...
May 30, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549711/symptomatic-lumbar-facet-synovial-cysts-clinical-outcomes-following-percutaneous-ct-guided-cyst-rupture-with-intraarticular-steroid-injection
#14
Steffen J Haider, Nu R Na, Clifford J Eskey, Jessica G Fried, Natalie Y Ring, Mike H Bao, David A Pastel
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical outcomes following percutaneous rupture of symptomatic lumbar facet synovial cysts (LFSCs) with intraarticular steroid injection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective review, 44 consecutive patients with symptomatic LFSCs received primary treatment with CT-guided synovial cyst rupture with intraarticular steroid injection. Outcomes questionnaires were obtained before and 1, 4, 26, and 52 weeks after LFSC rupture. Assessment included pain medication use and numeric rating scale (NRS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and 12-item short form health survey (SF-12) physical and mental composite scores (PCS and MCS)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546310/heterozygous-gnal-mice-are-a-novel-animal-model-to-study-dystonia-pathophysiology
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Assunta Pelosi, Fabien Menardy, Daniela Popa, Jean-Antoine Girault, Denis Hervé
Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by sustained or intermittent muscle contractions. Its pathophysiological mechanisms are still poorly understood. Dominant mutations of the GNAL gene are a cause of isolated dystonia (DYT25) in patients. Some mutations result in a complete loss of function of the encoded protein, Gαolf, an adenylyl-cyclase-stimulatory G protein highly enriched in striatal projection neurons, in which it mediates the actions of dopamine and adenosine. We used male and female heterozygous Gnal knockout mice (Gnal+/-) to study how GNAL haplodeficiency is implicated in dystonia...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545678/rapid-synaptogenesis-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-is-induced-by-a-single-cocaine-administration-and-stabilized-by-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-interacting-kinase-1-activity
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Marc Dos Santos, Marine Salery, Benoit Forget, Maria Alexandra Garcia Perez, Sandrine Betuing, Thomas Boudier, Peter Vanhoutte, Jocelyne Caboche, Nicolas Heck
BACKGROUND: Repeated cocaine exposure produces new spine formation in striatal projection neurons (SPNs) of the nucleus accumbens. However, an acute exposure to cocaine can trigger long-lasting synaptic plasticity in SPNs leading to behavioral alterations. This raises the intriguing question as to whether a single administration of cocaine could enduringly modify striatal connectivity. METHODS: A three-dimensional morphometric analysis of presynaptic glutamatergic boutons and dendritic spines was performed on SPNs 1 hour and 1 week after a single cocaine administration...
March 29, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545157/the-aminoestrogen-prolame-increases-recognition-memory-and-hippocampal-neuronal-spine-density-in-aged-mice
#17
Alfonso Diaz, Samuel Treviño, Rubén Vázquez-Roque, Berenice Venegas, Blanca Espinosa, Gonzalo Flores, Juan Manuel Fernández-G, Luis F Montaño, Jorge Guevara
The aging brain shows biochemical and morphological changes in the dendrites of pyramidal neurons from the limbic system associated with memory loss. Prolame (N-(3-hydroxy-1,3,5 (10) -estratrien-17β-yl) -3-hydroxypropylamine) is a non-feminizing aminoestrogen with antithrombotic activity that prevents neuronal deterioration, oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of prolame on motor and cognitive processes, as well as its influence on the dendritic morphology of neurons at the CA1, CA3 and granule cells of the dentate gyrus (DG) regions of hippocampus (HP), and medium spiny neurons of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) of aged mice...
May 25, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541819/model-of-disc-degeneration-in-rat-tail-induced-through-a-vascular-isolation-of-vertebral-endplates
#18
Héctor Fernández-Susavila, Juan Pablo Pardo-Seco, Ramón Iglesias-Rey, Tomás Sobrino, Francisco Campos, Máximo Alberto Díez-Ulloa
Back pain is a major health problem. The degenerative cascade of the spine begins in the intervertebral disc, due to an impairment in the blood supply through the vertebral endplates. Our objective was to develop a novel disc degeneration model based on these premises, akin to the process in humans, in contrast to other proposed models (puncture, enzyme injection, aberrant loads,…) Material and methods: 37 Sprague-Dawley rats, 2 arms: (a) histological (n = 17, one died), en- bloc sections, Van Gieson staining, (Nisimura-Mochida criteria) and also collagen VI staining (tissue oxidative stress), four animals were euthanized every 2 weeks (2-8); and (b) imaging (n = 20, six wound sloughs), MRI 9...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540126/neurological-complications-of-lumbar-and-cervical-dural-punctures-with-a-focus-on-epidural-injections
#19
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Various types of lumbar dural punctures may contribute to neurological injury. The etiologies of dural injury include; inadvertent dural punctures due to epidurals placed for labor anesthesia, epidural steroid injections (ESI/transforaminal TESI; approximately 9 million ESI performed in the US per year), deliberate placement of intradural pain devices, and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas. Resulting neurological complications may include; spinal headaches/intracranial hypotension, subdural hematomas, and 6(th) nerve cranial palsies...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535567/radiation-dose-and-procedure-time-for-994-ct-guided-spine-pain-control-procedures
#20
Matthew S Lazarus, Rebecca B Forman, Alan L Brook, Todd S Miller
BACKGROUND: Image guidance for spine pain control procedures, including epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, and facet block, can be performed with either computed tomography (CT) or conventional fluoroscopy. CT has the advantage of improved anatomic localization and use of air for contrast; however, there are concerns that CT leads to higher radiation dose and longer procedure time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate procedure time and radiation dose for multiple types of spine pain control procedures performed under CT guidance...
May 2017: Pain Physician
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