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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322911/comparison-of-lumbar-pedicular-dynamic-stabilisation-systems-versus-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease-a-meta-analysis
#1
Y-J Huang, S-J Zhao, Q Zhang, L-M Nong, N-W Xu
This study aimed to systematically compare the safety, effectiveness and radiological changes after lumbar pedicular dynamic stabilisation systems and fusion to treat lumbar degenerative disc disease . All studies that were performed to compare various lumbar pedicular dynamic stabilisation systems with any lumbar fusion to treat lumbar degenerative disc disease and were published until April 30, 2015 were acquired through a comprehensive search in various databases. A meta-analysis was performed after the methodological qualities of trials were assessed and after data were extracted...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321344/a-genetic-variant-in-col11a1-is-functionally-associated-with-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-chinese-population
#2
Wenjun Liu, Guisen Sun, Longsheng Guo, Lulu Wang, Weiqiang Fan, Minglei Lang, Dan Chen, Xinhao Yi
This study aimed to explore whether the genetic variant of COL11A1 is functionally associated with the development of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in Chinese population. SNP rs1676486 of COL11A1 was genotyped in 647 patients and 532 healthy controls. The differences of genotype and allele distributions between LDH patients and healthy controls were evaluated using the χ² test. One-way ANOVA test was used to compare the relationship between genotypes and clinical features including tissue expression of COL11A1 and the degree of disc degeneration...
December 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316495/vdr-and-gc-gene-polymorphisms-modulate-the-risk-of-lumbar-disc-degeneration-in-iran
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Sohail Mashayekhi, Alia Saberi, Zivar Salehi, Gelareh Biazar, Roghayeh Mehrdel
OBJECTIVE: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) occurs commonly in humans. Vitamin D metabolic and signaling pathway plays a significant role in intervertebral disc degeneration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the genetic polymorphism in the two key genes of 1,25-(OH)2-D3 pathway, VDR (vitamin D receptor) and GC (group-specific component), in LDD development. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two single-nucleotide polymorphisms, VDR rs2228570 (FokI) and GC rs7041, were genotyped in 180 patients with LDD and 230 healthy individuals...
December 29, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315315/quantification-of-intramuscular-fat-in-patients-with-late-onset-pompe-disease-by-conventional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-long-term-follow-up-of-enzyme-replacement-therapy
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André Lollert, Clemens Stihl, Andreas M Hötker, Eugen Mengel, Jochem König, Katharina Laudemann, Seyfullah Gökce, Christoph Düber, Gundula Staatz
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate a quantitative method based on conventional T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to assess fatty muscular degeneration in patients with late-onset Pompe disease and to compare it with semi-quantitative visual evaluation (the Mercuri score). In addition, a long-term retrospective data analysis was performed to evaluate treatment response to enzyme replacement therapy with alglucosidase alfa. METHODS: MR images of the lumbar spine were acquired in 41 patients diagnosed with late-onset Pompe disease from 2006 through 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315127/tidemark-avulsions-are-a-predominant-form-of-endplate-irregularity
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Britta Berg-Johansen, Deeptee Jain, Ellen C Liebenberg, Aaron J Fields, Thomas M Link, Conor W O'Neill, Jeffrey C Lotz
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive histologic and MRI study of human cadaveric spines. OBJECTIVE: To identify and characterize common endplate pathologies to form a histologic foundation for an etiology-based classification system. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Irregularities at the spinal disc-vertebra interface are associated with back pain and intervertebral disc herniation injuries. However, there is currently a lack of consensus regarding terminology for classification...
January 8, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314220/histopathology-of-synovial-cysts-of-the-spine
#6
Ivan Chebib, Connie Y Chang, Joseph H Schwab, Darcy A Kerr, Vikram Deshpande, G Petur Nielsen
AIMS: Cystic lesions derived from the synovial and ligamentous structures of the spine have varied histologic appearances. Not uncommonly, there is discrepancy between the clinico-radiologic diagnosis and histology. Therefore, we sought to characterize the histologic features of tissue submitted as "synovial cysts" of the spine. METHODS: Resected specimens of the spine labeled "synovial cysts" and "lumbar cysts" were histologically evaluated and classified based on histopathologic features...
January 4, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307048/biomechanical-analysis-of-a-new-lumbar-interspinous-device-with-optimized-topology
#7
Chen-Sheng Chen, Shih-Liang Shih
Interspinous spacers used stand-alone preserve joint movement but provide little protection for diseased segments of the spine. Used as adjuncts with fusion, interspinous spacers offer rigid stability but may accelerate degeneration on adjacent levels. Our new device is intended to balance the stability and preserves motion provided by the implant. A new interspinous spacer was devised according to the results of topology optimization studies. Four finite element (FE) spine models were created that consisted of an intact spine without an implant, implantation of the novel, the device for intervertebral assisted motion (DIAM system), and the Dynesys system...
January 6, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304802/evaluation-of-the-influence-of-kyphosis-and-scoliosis-on-intervertebral-disc-extrusion-in-french-bulldogs
#8
Maria Claudia C M Inglez de Souza, Richard Ryan, Gert Ter Haar, Rowena M A Packer, Holger A Volk, Steven De Decker
BACKGROUND: Although thoracic vertebral malformations with kyphosis and scoliosis are often considered incidental findings on diagnostic imaging studies of screw-tailed brachycephalic breeds, they have been suggested to interfere with spinal biomechanics and intervertebral disc degeneration. It is however unknown if an abnormal spinal curvature also predisposes dogs to develop clinically relevant intervertebral disc herniations. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the occurrence of thoracic vertebral malformations, kyphosis or scoliosis would be associated with a higher prevalence of cervical or thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion in French bulldogs...
January 5, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303472/biomechanics-of-unilateral-and-bilateral-sacroiliac-joint-stabilization-laboratory-investigation
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Derek P Lindsey, Robin Parrish, Mukund Gundanna, Jeremi Leasure, Scott A Yerby, Dimitriy Kondrashov
OBJECTIVE Bilateral symptoms have been reported in 8%-35% of patients with sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction. Stabilization of a single SI joint may significantly alter the stresses on the contralateral SI joint. If the contralateral SI joint stresses are significantly increased, degeneration may occur; alternatively, if the stresses are significantly reduced, bilateral stabilization may be unnecessary for patients with bilateral symptoms. The biomechanical effects of 1) unilateral stabilization on the contralateral SI joint and 2) bilateral stabilization on both SI joints are currently unknown...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301175/whole-spine-disc-degeneration-survey-according-to-the-ages-and-sex-using-pfirrmann-disc-degeneration-grades
#10
Chang Hyun Oh, Seung Hwan Yoon
OBJECTIVE: Pfirrmann disc grade is a useful scoring tool for evaluating disc degeneration, but normal values according to aging process has not been elucidated. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence and pattern of whole spine disc degeneration according to ages and gender differences. METHODS: Total 653 patients (336 male and 317 female patients, 48.1±58.7 years old) who took whole spine magnetic resonance images were enrolled in this study. There were 19 cases in their 2nd decades and 74 cases in 3rd decades, 141 cases in 4th decades, 129 cases in 5th decades, 139 cases in 6th decades, and 93 cases in 7th decades, 58 cases in over 8th decades...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300251/do-preoperative-corticosteroid-injections-increase-the-risk-for-infections-or-wound-healing-problems-after-spine-surgery-a-swiss-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Mazda Farshad, Jakob M Burgstaller, Ulrike Held, Johann Steurer, Cyrill Dennler
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multi-center cohort study. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates the risk for surgical site infections (SSI) or wound healing problems (WHP) in patients who underwent corticosteroid injection prior to lumbar decompression surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Corticosteroid injections are often used for the treatment of the degenerated spine. However, their well-known immunosuppressive effects could increase the risk for local infections, particularly if a surgical intervention follows the injection rapidly...
January 3, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299204/downregulation-of-microrna-125a-is-involved-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-by-targeting-pro-apoptotic-bcl-2-antagonist-killer-1
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Ping Liu, Feng Chang, Ting Zhang, Gang Gao, Chen Yu, Sheng-Qiang Ding, Gen-Le Zuo, Xin-Hu Huang
Objectives: To investigate the role of the microRNA-125a (miR-125a) and BAK1 in intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). Materials and Methods: Degenerative lumbar nucleus pulposus (NP) tissues were obtained from 193 patients who underwent resection, and normal controls consisted of normal NP tissues from 32 patients with traumatic lumbar fracture in our hospital. All patients were graded according to the Pfirrmann criteria. QRT-PCR was used to detect the expression of miR-125a and BAK1, and apoptosis of NP tissues detected by TUNEL staining...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279162/do-modic-changes-disc-degeneration-translation-and-angular-motion-affect-facet-osteoarthritis-of-the-lumbar-spine
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Permsak Paholpak, Emin Dedeogullari, Christopher Lee, Koji Tamai, Kaku Barkoh, Kittipong Sessumpun, Jeffrey C Wang, Zorica Buser
The objective of the study is to identified the correlation between Modic changes (MCs), disc degeneration, motions (translation and angulation) and facet osteoarthritis in lumbar spine. 425 patients who underwent multi-positional lumbar MRI were reviewed. A total of 2250 lumbar spinal segments in neutral position were evaluated for MCs, disc degeneration grading, translation and angulation motion, and facet osteoarthritis. The chi-square test, Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U test, Pearson's correlation and linear regression were used to test for statistically significant difference between parameters...
January 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259641/icariin-prevents-il-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-in-human-nucleus-pulposus-via-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Xiangyu Deng, Wei Wu, Hang Liang, Donghua Huang, Doudou Jing, Dong Zheng, Zengwu Shao
Purpose: To explore the effect and possible mechanism of icariin, a prenylated flavonol glycoside derived from the Chinese herb Epimedium sagittatum that was applied to IL-1β pretreated human nucleus pulposus (NP) cells. Methods: Human NP cells were isolated from intervertebral discs of patients with scoliosis and lumbar spondylolisthesis. The cells were divided into five groups: A (blank control); B (20 ng/ml IL-1β); C (20 ng/ml IL-1β + 20 μM icariin); D (20 μM icariin + 20 ng/ml IL-1β + 25 μM LY294002); E (20 ng/ml IL-1β + 25 μM LY294002)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259166/inhibition-of-autophagy-delays-motoneuron-degeneration-and-extends-lifespan-in-a-mouse-model-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Antonio Piras, Lorenzo Schiaffino, Marina Boido, Valeria Valsecchi, Michela Guglielmotto, Elena De Amicis, Julien Puyal, Ana Garcera, Elena Tamagno, Rosa M Soler, Alessandro Vercelli
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a recessive autosomal neuromuscular disease, due to homozygous mutations or deletions in the telomeric survival motoneuron gene 1 (SMN1). SMA is characterized by motor impairment, muscle atrophy, and premature death following motor neuron (MN) degeneration. Emerging evidence suggests that dysregulation of autophagy contributes to MN degeneration. We here investigated the role of autophagy in the SMNdelta7 mouse model of SMA II (intermediate form of the disease) which leads to motor impairment by postnatal day 5 (P5) and to death by P13...
December 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247396/the-mechanism-in-junctional-failure-of-thoraco-lumbar-fusions-part-ii-analysis-of-a-series-of-pjk-after-thoraco-lumbar-fusion-to-determine-parameters-allowing-to-predict-the-risk-of-junctional-breakdown
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Antonio A Faundez, Jonathon Richards, Philippe Maxy, Rachel Price, Amélie Léglise, Jean-Charles Le Huec
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors, in 12 patients with junctional breakdown (JBD) after thoraco-sacral fusions and to test a software locating maximal bending moment on full spine EOS images. METHODS: Twelve patients underwent long fusions for lumbar degenerative pathologies. Preop EOS images were compared to first postop EOS showing JBD. Parameters analyzed were: spinopelvic parameters [pelvic incidence (PI), pelvic tilt (PT), sacral slope (SS), sagittal vertical axis (SVA), spinosacral angle (SSA), lordosis, and kyphosis], proximal junctional angle (PJA), odontoid-hip axis angle (ODHA), and CIA...
December 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246850/the-association-between-tobacco-smoking-and-surgical-intervention-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-cohort-study-of-331-941-workers
#17
Björn Knutsson, Sebastian Mukka, Jens Wahlström, Bengt Järvholm, Arkan S Sayed-Noor
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Tobacco smoking is an injurious habit associated with a number of chronic disorders. Its influence on disc metabolism and degeneration including LSS has been investigated in the literature. PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate whether tobacco smoking is an independent risk factor of undergoing surgical intervention for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: A prospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: 331,941 workers derived from a Swedish nationwide occupational surveillance program for construction workers...
December 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245329/dural-sac-area-is-a-more-sensitive-parameter-for-evaluating-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-than-spinal-canal-area-a-retrospective-study
#18
Young Su Lim, Jong-Uk Mun, Mi Sook Seo, Bo-Hyun Sang, Yun-Sic Bang, Keum Nae Kang, Jin Woo Koh, Young Uk Kim
Narrowing of the dural sac cross-sectional area (DSCSA) and spinal canal cross-sectional area (SCCSA) have been considered major causes of lumbar central canal spinal stenosis (LCCSS). DSCSA and SCCSA were previously correlated with subjective walking distance before claudication occurs, aging, and disc degeneration. DSCSA and SCCSA have been ideal morphological parameters for evaluating LCCSS. However, the comparative value of these parameters is unknown and no studies have evaluated the clinical optimal cut-off values of DSCSA and SCCSA...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222837/low-melt-bioactive-glass-reinforced-3d-printing-akermanite-porous-cages-with-highly-improved-mechanical-properties-for-lumbar-spinal-fusion
#19
Xiurong Ke, Lei Zhang, Xianyan Yang, Juncheng Wang, Chen Zhuang, Zhouwen Jin, An Liu, Tengfei Zhao, Sanzhong Xu, Changyou Gao, Zhongru Gou, Guojing Yang
Although great strides have been made in medical technology, low back/neck pain and intervertebral disc degeneration initiated from disc degenerative disease remains a clinical challenge. Within the field of regenerative medicine therapy, we have sought to improve the biomechanical transformation of spinal fusion procedures conducted using biodegradable porous implants. Specifically, we have focused on developing mechanically strong bioceramic cages for spinal fusion and functional recovery. Herein we fabricated the akermanite (AKE) ceramic-based porous cages using low-melting bioactive glass (BG) and 3D printing technology...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221904/tensile-behaviour-of-individual-fibre-bundles-in-the-human-lumbar-anulus-fibrosus
#20
Diana T Pham, Joe G Shapter, John J Costi
Disc degeneration is a common medical affliction whose origins are not fully understood. An improved understanding of its underlying mechanisms could lead to the development of more effective treatments. The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of (1) degeneration, (2) circumferential region and (3) strain rate on the microscale mechanical properties (toe region modulus, linear modulus, extensibility, phase angle) of individual fibre bundles in the anulus fibrosus lamellae of the human intervertebral disc...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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