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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525486/regression-of-anterior-disk-osteophyte-complex-following-cervical-laminectomy-and-fusion-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Adedayo O Ashana, Jeremiah R Cohen, Brandon Evans, Langston T Holly
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion modifies the natural course of anterior disk-osteophyte complex in patients with multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dorsal migration of the spinal cord is the main purported mechanism of spinal cord decompression following cervical laminectomy and fusion but other potential mechanisms have received scant attention in the literature...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525469/safety-and-efficacy-study-of-an-ozone-laser-combined-therapy-using-puncture-needle-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-cervical-spondylosis
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Ke Gu, Yuqiu Yan, Wu Wei, Yan Li, Wenli Liu, Yang Guo, Long Yu
STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with cervical spondylosis (CS) were treated with patented technology of ozone laser combined therapy using puncture needle between August 2008 and February 2010. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score changes before and 6 months after surgery and MacNab score criteria 6 months after surgery were analyzed. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: CS normally occurs over the age of 50 and broadly presents as either myelopathy or radiculopathy...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508239/double-crush-syndrome-caused-by-cervical-spondylosis-and-vertebral-artery-loop
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Young Joon Rho, Woo Jin Choe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to report a successful treatment experience in a rare case of simultaneous cervical nerve root compression by spondylotic cervical foraminal stenosis and a vertebral artery loop. METHODS: 51-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of left-sided cervical pain radiating to the left shoulder with progressive exacerbation of weakness on left shoulder girdle muscles for 7 months. The patient had no history of trauma. The patient's CT and MRI revealed impingement of the left C6 cervical nerve root by a tortuous vertebral artery loop and also by narrowed left C5-6 cervical foramen that had undergone spondylotic changes...
May 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507882/aquaporin-1-expression-in-herniated-human-lumbar-intervertebral-discs
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Haydn Hoffman, Aaron W Choi, Victor Chang, Jon Kimball, Alan S Verkman, Rubeen Virani, Brian Kim, Tianyi Niu, Daniel C Lu
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is the cause of spondylosis. The pathogenesis is poorly understood, but disc dehydration often plays a role. In this study, we aim to identify and quantify aquaporin-1 (AQP1) in ex vivo human degenerated IVDs obtained intraoperatively and to investigate the relationship between AQP1 levels and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2 intensity of the disc. METHODS: Ex vivo samples of nucleus pulposus (NP) tissue from lumbar IVDs were obtained from 18 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for disc herniation at L4/5 and L5/S1 level...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491215/clinical-outcomes-of-posterior-spinal-stabilization-with-rigid-vertical-strut-and-spinal-process-wires-the-adeolu-s-technique-in-a-developing-country
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Taopheeq Bamidele Rabiu
INTRODUCTION: Conventional instrumentation for spinal stabilization is beyond the reach of many patients in developing countries. A low-cost and easily-available method of spinal stabilization using vertical struts and spinal process wires (Adeolu's technique) was recently introduced in Nigeria. We describe the clinical outcomes of a prospective series of patients managed using the technique. METHODS: From 2011 to 2012, we performed posterior spinal stabilization in eighteen patients using the technique...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461958/management-of-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Augusto Covaro, Gemma Vilà-Canet, Ana García de Frutos, Maite T Ubierna, Francesco Ciccolo, Enric Caceres
Lumbar spinal stenosis has become one of the most disabling pathologies in the elderly population.Some additional conditions such as foraminal stenosis or degenerative spondylosis with a history of back pain and leg pain must be considered before treatment.A completely appropriate protocol and unified management of spinal stenosis have not yet been well defined.The objective of this literature review is to provide evidence-based recommendations reflected in the highest-quality clinical literature available to address key clinical questions surrounding the management of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis...
July 2016: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443160/correlation-between-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-signal-intensity-changes-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-surgically-treated-for-cervical-myeloradiculopathy
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Chaitanya Baban Chikhale, Ketan Shripad Khurjekar, Ashok Kumar Shyam, Parag Kantilal Sancheti
STUDY DESIGN: This was a single surgeon, single center-based retrospective study with prospective data collection. PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity (SI) changes and factors such as age, duration of symptoms, baseline modified Japanese Orthopedic Association (mJOA) score and to determine its prognostic value in predicting recovery after surgery. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Whether intramedullary cord T2-weighted MRI SI changes can predict operative outcomes of cervical myeloradiculopathy remains debatable, with only a few prospective studies analyzing the same...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441681/complications-and-mortality-following-one-to-two-level-anterior-cervical-fusion-for-cervical-spondylosis-in-patients-above-80-years-of-age
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Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Anuj Singla, Francis Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective database review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the complication and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age and older who were treated with anterior cervical fusion surgery and to compare these rates against those of other elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical spondylosis is frequently observed in the elderly and is the most common cause of myelopathy in older adults. With increasing life expectancies, a greater proportion of patients are being treated with spine surgery at a later age...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413581/robotic-assisted-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval
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Shahin Owji, Tony Lu, Thomas M Loh, Adeline Schwein, Alan B Lumsden, Jean Bismuth
Although anticoagulation remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with venous thromboembolism, guidelines recommend the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in those who fail anticoagulation or have contraindications to its use. Short-term use of filters has proven effective in reducing the rate of pulmonary embolism. However, their extended use is associated with a variety of complications such as thrombosis, filter migration, or caval perforation, thus making a case for timely filter retrieval. This is the case of a 68-year-old female with a history of chronic oral anticoagulation use for multiple deep venous thrombi (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE) who required cervical and thoracic spinal intervention for spondylosis and foramina stenosis...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413117/structure-specific-movement-patterns-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-dysfunction-using-lumbar-combined-movement-examination
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Aubrey P Monie, Roger I Price, Christopher R P Lind, Kevin P Singer
OBJECTIVE: A test-retest cohort study was conducted to assess the use of a novel computer-aided, combined movement examination (CME) to measure change in low back movement after pain management intervention in 17 cases of lumbar spondylosis. Additionally we desired to use a CME normal reference range (NRR) to compare and contrast movement patterns identified from 3 specific structural pathologic conditions: intervertebral disc, facet joint, and nerve root compression. METHODS: Computer-aided CME was used before and after intervention, in a cohort study design, to record lumbar range of movement along with pain, disability, and health self-report questionnaires in 17 participants who received image-guided facet, epidural, and/or rhizotomy intervention...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402458/the-influence-of-pelvic-incidence-and-lumbar-lordosis-mismatch-on-development-of-symptomatic-adjacent-level-disease-following-single-level-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Zachary J Tempel, Gurpreet S Gandhoke, Bryan D Bolinger, Nicolas K Khattar, Philip V Parry, Yue-Fang Chang, David O Okonkwo, Adam S Kanter
BACKGROUND: Annual incidence of symptomatic adjacent level disease (ALD) following lumbar fusion surgery ranges from 0.6% to 3.9% per year. Sagittal malalignment may contribute to the development of ALD. OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis (PI-LL) mismatch and the development of symptomatic ALD requiring revision surgery following single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar spondylosis and/or low-grade spondylolisthesis...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382238/evaluation-and-interventional-management-of-pain-after-vertebral-augmentation-procedures
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Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
INTRODUCTION: A small subset of patients who underwent successful vertebral compression fracture (VCF) augmentation procedures may develop subsequent pain requiring spinal injections. In a retrospective analysis, we determined whether the pain was related to the original fracture site or to another area within the lumbar or thoracic spine. The pain occurred either at the same/adjacent level and/or non-adjacent level as the VCF. Interventional treatments primarily targeted the facet joints, specifically in the form of facet joint blocks and/or radiofrequency ablation to the medial branches...
February 28, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382220/abnormal-central-motor-conduction-at-the-upper-but-not-lower-limbs-correlates-with-severe-cervical-spondylosis-discussion-of-an-unexpected-observation
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Spyros N Deftereos
INTRODUCTION: A novel pattern of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) abnormalities in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) comprising abnormal central motor conduction time (CMCT) to the upper limbs and normal CMCT to the lower limbs was observed. CSM was more severe radiologically and tended to be more severe clinically when this pattern was encountered. CASE PRESENTATION: To further characterize this observation, 414 consecutive TMS evaluations of cervical spondylosis were reviewed...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376741/neck-circumference-to-inter-incisor-gap-ratio-a-new-predictor-of-difficult-laryngoscopy-in-cervical-spondylosis-patients
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Yong-Zheng Han, Yang Tian, Mao Xu, Cheng Ni, Min Li, Jun Wang, Xiang-Yang Guo
BACKGROUND: Preoperative airway assessment help anticipate a difficult airway. We hypothesized that a close association existed between difficult laryngoscopy and the neck circumference/inter-incisor gap ratio (RNIIG). Our aim was to determine its utility in predicting difficult laryngoscopy in cervical spondylosis patients. METHODS: Two hundred thirteen consecutive patients, aged 20-70 years, scheduled to undergo cervical spine surgery under general anesthesia, were recruited...
April 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362212/does-clinical-improvement-of-symptomatic-degenerative-lumbar-disease-impact-obesity
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Jacob R Joseph, Zishaan Farooqui, Brandon W Smith, Elyne N Kahn, Xilin Liu, Frank La Marca, Paul Park
OBJECTIVE Obesity and low-back pain associated with degenerative spondylosis or spondylolisthesis are common comorbid conditions. Many patients report that the pain and disability associated with degenerative lumbar disease are key factors in their inability to lose weight. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine if there is an association between improved functional status and weight loss following a successful transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent single-level TLIF was performed...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358974/the-impact-of-lumbar-spine-disease-and-deformity-on-total-hip-arthroplasty-outcomes
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Daniel J Blizzard, Charles Z Sheets, Thorsten M Seyler, Colin T Penrose, Mitchell R Klement, Michael A Gallizzi, Christopher R Brown
Concomitant spine and hip disease in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) presents a management challenge. Degenerative lumbar spine conditions are known to decrease lumbar lordosis and limit lumbar flexion and extension, leading to altered pelvic mechanics and increased demand for hip motion. In this study, the effect of lumbar spine disease on complications after primary THA was assessed. The Medicare database was searched from 2005 to 2012 using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, procedure codes for primary THA and diagnosis codes for preoperative diagnoses of lumbosacral spondylosis, lumbar disk herniation, acquired spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disk disease...
May 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357067/mid-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-versus-fusion-in-cervical-spondylosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Guo-Sheng Zhao, Qiao Zhang, Zheng-Xue Quan
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) are the most commonly used procedures in cervical spondylosis. However, only a few published studies exist in the literature comparing these two operation types, particularly its mid-term efficacy and safety. Furthermore, in those studies, even large sample trials, when compared, have elicited controversial results, making it inconvenient for clinicians to refer to them. The aim of the present study was to clarify the advantages and shortcomings of the two procedures...
February 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345787/non-motor-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-subjects-with-mild-parkinsonian-signs
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J Prasuhn, L Piskol, E-J Vollstedt, J Graf, A Schmidt, V Tadic, S Tunc, J Hampf, E Warrlich, C Bibergeil, J Hagenah, C Klein, M Kasten, N Brüggemann
BACKGROUND: Mild parkinsonian signs (MPS) are frequent in the elderly population and associated with the presence of risk markers for Parkinson's disease (PD). Both MPS and non-motor signs may be present in prodromal PD and may significantly impair quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVE: To disentangle the contribution of motor impairment and extra-motor manifestations to QoL in subjects with MPS (n=63), manifest PD (n=69), disorders with motor symptoms due to non-neurodegenerative diseases (n=213) and healthy controls (n=258)...
March 27, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321567/adjacent-segment-pathology-natural-history-or-effect-of-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-10-year-follow-up-radiological-multicenter-study-using-an-evaluation-scale-of-the-ageing-spine
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Alessandro Pesce, Venceslao Wierzbicki, Emanuele Piccione, Alessandro Frati, Antonino Raco, Riccardo Caruso
PURPOSE: Aim of this study is to compare late degenerative MRI changes in a subset of patients operated on with ACDF to a second subset of patients presenting indication to ACDF but never operated on. METHODS: Patients from both subgroups received surgical indication according to the same criteria. Both subgroups underwent a cervical spine MRI in 2004-2005 and 10 years later in 2015. These MRI scans were retrospectively evaluated with a cervical spine ageing scale...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303382/a-rare-case-of-non-traumatic-multi-level-bilateral-pedicle-fractures-of-the-lumbar-spine-in-a-60-year-old-patient
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Timo Schmid, Paul Heini, Lorin Benneker
INTRODUCTION: We report a 60-year-old patient who sustained non-traumatic, multi-level, bilateral lumbar pedicle fractures in the setting of unilateral lumbar spondylolysis. A possible fracture mechanism is evaluated and a review of the literature is presented. Whereas contralateral pedicle fractures of lumbar vertebrae with unilateral spondylosis are well described in young athletes, there is only one case report of multi-level, bilateral pedicle fractures of the lumbar spine in a young patient who sustained a high-impact motorcycle accident...
March 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
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