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Tests and Measures Spine

Ewa Z Gieysztor, Ludwika Sadowska, Anna M Choińska, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz
BACKGROUND: The angle of trunk rotation (ATR) is a measurement that allows an objective assessment of a growing child's spine. Early detection of trunk rotation prevents the progression of scoliosis. One of the factors that predispose children to the formation of faulty posture may be primitive reflexes, which should be integrated in the central nervous system (CNS) by the age of one year. If retained, primitive reflexes affect children's physical development as well as their development at school...
March 14, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
J Aleksova, S Kurniawan, G J Elder
Fracture risk increases in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), but bone mineral density (BMD) measurement is less predictive of risk than in the general population. In this study of patients with ESKD, a lower trabecular bone score (TBS), indicative of microarchitectural deterioration, was associated with higher bone turnover markers and prevalent non-vertebral fracture. INTRODUCTION: Declining renal function carries increased fracture risks, but BMD is less predictive of fracture for dialysis patients than the general population...
March 19, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Joshua M Peterson, Carolyn Chlebek, Ashley M Clough, Alexandra K Wells, Eric H Ledet
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro biomechanical testing of human cadaveric cervical and goat cervical motion segments. OBJECTIVE: To measure the effects of plate stiffness on load-sharing, instantaneous axis of rotation (IAR), and posterior element loading after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is intended to create an environment which facilitates sufficient stability and biomechanical conditions to promote bone formation...
March 15, 2018: Spine
X Sun, L Xu, Z H Chen, X Chen, C Z Du, S Li, Z Liu, B P Qian, B Wang, Z Z Zhu, Y Qiu
Objective: To evaluate the correction result of traditional dual growing rods on apical vertebral rotation. Methods: This study recruited 19 early-onset scoliosis patients (6 boys and 13 girls) who had received traditional dual growing rods treatment at Department of Spine Surgery, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital from January 2009 to July 2015. The age at initial surgery was (5.7±1.7)years(range, 3 to 9 years). Measurements of primary curve magnitude, height of T(1)-S(1), apical vertebral translation(AVR), apical vertebral body-rib ratio, apical vertebral rotation, thoracic rotation and rib hump were compared between pre-operatively, post-operatively, and at latest follow-up, through a paired- t test...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Feng Xie, Jun Bian, Zhi-Wei Wang, Wei-Shan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the difference of spino-pelvic sagittal alignment between lumbar disc herniation(LDH) and lumbar canal stenosis(LCS) in adults. METHODS: The integrated imaging data of 88 patients with lumbar disc herniation (42 cases) or lumbar canal stenosis(46 cases) were searched from January 1, 2015 to September 10, 2016 in our hospital.Twenty-two cases were excluded because of age factor, 36 cases of LDH (LDH group) and 30 cases of LCS (LCS group) were internalized in the study...
January 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Hongli Wang, Chi Sun, Shuo Yang, Jianyuan Jiang, Feizhou Lu, Xiaosheng Ma, Xinlei Xia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cervical spine alignment and range of motion (ROM) of neck flexion in patients with Hirayama disease (HD). METHODS: A total of 50 male patients were included, with dynamic radiographs and MRI analyzed retrospectively. The Cobb angles for the entire cervical spine (C2-7) and each level (C2/3-C6/7) were measured, and the neck flexion ROM was defined as the neutral Cobb angle minus the flexion Cobb angle. Paired t-tests and Wilcoxon's sign rank tests were used to compare the Cobb angles and ROM between radiographs and MRI...
March 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Su Jin Lim, Ju Young Kim, Seung Jun Lee, Gi Dong Lee, Yu Ji Cho, Yi Yeong Jeong, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Jong Deog Lee, Jang Rak Kim, Ho Cheol Kim
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may cause changes in the shape of the thoracic cage by increasing lung volume and hyperinflation. This study investigated changes in thoracic cage dimensions and related factors in patients with COPD. METHODS: We enrolled 85 patients with COPD (76 males, 9 females; mean age, 70.6±7.1 years) and 30 normal controls. Thoracic cage dimensions were measured using chest computed tomography at levels 3, 6, and 9 of the thoracic spine...
March 7, 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Caglar Yilgor, Yasemin Yavuz, Nuray Sogunmez, Sleiman Haddad, Anne F Mannion, Kadir Abul, Louis Boissiere, Ibrahim Obeid, Frank Kleinstück, Francisco Javier Sánchez Pérez-Grueso, Emre Acaroglu, Ferran Pellise, Ahmet Alanay
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Pelvic Tilt (PT) is used as an indicator of pelvic version with increased values indicating retroversion and disability. The concept of using PT solely as an absolute numerical value can be misleading, especially for the patients with Pelvic Incidence (PI) values near the upper and lower normal limits. Relative Pelvic Version (RPV) is a PI-based individualized measure of the pelvic version. RPV indicates the individualized spatial orientation of the pelvis relative to the ideal sacral slope as defined by the magnitude of PI...
March 8, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Matthew A Halanski, Blake Hildahl, Laura A Amundson, Ellen Leiferman, Annette Gendron-Fitzpatrick, Rajeev Chaudhary, Heather M Hartwig-Stokes, Ronald McCabe, Rachel Lenhart, Matthew Chin, Jennifer Birstler, Thomas D Crenshaw
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to explore the role of perinatal vitamin-D intake on the development and characterization of hyperkyphosis in a porcine model. METHODS: The spines of 16 pigs were assessed at 9, 13, and 17 weeks of age with radiography and at 17 weeks with computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), histology, and bone-density testing. An additional 169 pigs exposed to 1 of 3 maternal dietary vitamin-D levels from conception through the entire lactation period were fed 1 of 4 nursery diets supplying different levels of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Hye-Mi Noh, Jun-Hyun Yoo, Ji Young Jeong, Yong Soon Park
Changes in bone metabolism among gastric cancer survivors have long been recognized. The aim of our study was to clarify the changes of bone mineral density (BMD) among gastric cancer survivors who underwent endoscopic resection or gastrectomy. Forty-nine patients diagnosed with tumor, node, and metastasis (TNM) stage 1 gastric cancer with pathologic confirmation, who underwent BMD measurement just before the procedure, and had no prior osteoporosis treatment, were studied. BMD was measured with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry before and after treatment...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Citlalli Alvarez Zaragoza, Edgar Manuel Vasquez Garibay, Andrea A García Contreras, Alfredo Larrosa Haro, Enrique Romero Velarde, Alejandro Rea Rosas, José Luis Cabrales de Anda, Israel Vega Olea
This study demonstrated the relationship of low bone mineral density (BMD) with the degree of motor impairment, method of feeding, anthropometric indicators, and malnutrition in children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy (CP). The control of these factors could optimize adequate bone mineralization, avoid the risk of osteoporosis, and would improve the quality of life. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to explore the relationship between low BMD and nutritional status in children with quadriplegic CP...
March 4, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
Ko Matsudaira, Hiroyuki Oka, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Mika Kawaguchi, Emiko Sato, Haruka Murano, Thomas Laurent, Sakae Tanaka, Anne F Mannion
BACKGROUND: The patient-rated Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) assesses the multidimensional impact of back problems on the sufferer. The brevity and comprehensibility of the tool make it practical for use in clinical and research settings. Although the COMI has been cross-culturally adapted in various languages worldwide, there is currently no Japanese version. The aim of this study was to develop a Japanese version of the COMI by: (1) performing a cross-cultural adaptation of the English version and (2) evaluating the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the COMI in Japanese volunteers with chronic back problems...
March 2, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Kirk McGilvray, Jeremiah Easley, Howard B Seim, Daniel Regan, Sigurd H Berven, Wellington K Hsu, Thomas E Mroz, Christian M Puttlitz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is significant variability in the materials commonly used for interbody cages in spine surgery. It is theorized that 3-D printed interbody cages utilizing porous titanium material can provide more consistent bone ingrowth and biological fixation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an evidence-based approach to decision making regarding interbody materials for spinal fusion. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative animal study...
February 26, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Dariusz Boguszewski, Mateusz Krupiński, Dariusz Białoszewski
BACKGROUND: Low-back pain is a common problem in developed societies. The quest for methods to reduce this com-plaint may contribute to improving the quality of life for many people. The aim of the study was to compare the effect of Swedish massage combined with acupressure vs. Swedish massage alone in patients with low back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 20 women and 20 men with lumbosacral pain. The group was clinically ho-mo-geneous. The participants were randomized into two groups: Group 1, which received Swedish massage with acu-pressure techniques, and Group 2, treated with Swedish massage only...
December 30, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Biljana Kurtović, Krešimir Rotim, Inga Mladić Batinica, Milan Milošević, Boris Božić, Sonja Kalauz
Lumbar discectomy is the most common surgical treatment for intervertebral disc extrusion. Postoperative pain is a common clinical problem that greatly affects the length of hospitalization, functional status and patient quality of life. Th e aim of this study was to compare the postoperative analgesic effi cacy of paracetamol administered intermittently and through patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump following single level lumbar discectomy. Patients who underwent elective lumbar discectomy of intervertebral disc extrusion at the L4-L5 level diagnosed by magnetic resonance of the lumbosacral spine were included in the study...
June 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Mizuno Tetsutaro, Sakakibara Toshihiko, Yoshikawa Takamasa, Inaba Tadashi, Kato Takaya, Kasai Yuichi
AIM: Many studies have reported the results of spinal instrumentation using pedicle screw (PS) systems. However, few biomechanical reports have compared the intact spine with instrumented spine. The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanical problems related to PS systems. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Functional spinal units (L3-4) of deer were evaluated using a 6-axis material testing machine. For the specimen models, we prepared an intact model, a damaged model, a PS model, and a crosslink model...
January 22, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
Luz M Suarez, Samuel Alberquilla, Jose R García-Montes, Rosario Moratalla
In toxin-based models of Parkinson's disease (PD), striatal projection neurons (SPNs) exhibit dendritic atrophy and spine loss concurrent with an increase in excitability. Chronic L-DOPA-treatment that induces dyskinesia selectively restores spine density and excitability in indirect pathway SPNs (iSPNs), whereas spine loss and hyper-excitability persist in direct pathway SPNs (dSPNs). These alterations have only been characterized in toxin-based models of PD, raising the possibility that they are an artifact of exposure to the toxin, which may engage compensatory mechanisms independent of the PD-like pathology or due to the loss of dopaminergic afferents...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Nicolás Pereira, Diego Valenzuela, Günther Mangelsdorff, Matías Kufeke, Ricardo Roa
Design and preoperative planning of microsurgical flaps are fundamental steps for successful surgery. Currently, computed tomographic angiography is considered the gold standard, and new technologies such as thermography could complement its usefulness. The aim of this study was to determine the concordance between thermographic images obtained with a smartphone thermal camera and computed tomographic angiography for detecting perforators using the anterolateral thigh flap area as a model. A concordance study of diagnostic tests was performed in patients who underwent limb reconstruction in 2016...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Julio Urrutia, Pablo Besa, Daniel Lobos, Marcelo Andia, Cristobal Arrieta, Sergio Uribe
PURPOSE: Lumbar paraspinal muscle morphology has recently been evaluated in several studies with conflicting results. Several studies have performed single-slice evaluations of paraspinal muscle morphology, whereas other studies have done a multi-level assessment; this methodological difference might explain the observed different results. Our study evaluated if a single-slice axial measurement is representative of the entire lumbar musculature. METHODS: We included 80 adult patients who were consecutively evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for spinal symptoms...
February 23, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Silvana Regina de Melo, Caren Tatiane de David Antoniazzi, Shakhawat Hossain, Bryan Kolb
The long-lasting effects of early stress on brain development have been well studied. Recent evidence indicates that males and females respond differently to the same stressor. We examined the chronic effects of daily maternal separation (MS) on behavior and cerebral morphology in both male and female rats. Cognitive and anxiety-like behaviors were evaluated, and neuroplastic changes in 2 subregions of the prefrontal cortex (dorsal agranular insular cortex [AID] and cingulate cortex [Cg3]) and hippocampus (CA1 and dentate gyrus) were measured in adult male and female rats...
February 22, 2018: Developmental Neuroscience
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