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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719872/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-total-disc-replacement-a-comparison-with-the-general-population
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Clavel Pablo, Gheorghe Ungureanu, Catalá Ignasi, Guillermo Montes, Xavier Málaga, Moisés Ríos
OBJECTIVES: In up to half of the cases, low back pain (LBP) is thought to be related to a degeneration of the lumbar disc. Lumbar total disc replacement (LTDR) emerged as an alternative to fusion, but its use and indications are still subject to debate. The purpose of this paper was to compare Health-related Quality of life (HRQOL) in patients undergoing LTDR for one or two-level degenerative disc disease (DDD) with the paired age and gender general population values and to assess functional disability and residual pain at one year after the surgical procedure...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719551/annulus-fibrosus-repair-using-high-density-collagen-gel-an-in-vivo-ovine-model
#2
Brenton Pennicooke, Ibrahim Hussain, Connor Berlin, Stephen R Sloan, Brandon Borde, Yu Moriguchi, Gernot Lang, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Jonathan Cheetham, Lawrence J Bonassar, Roger Härtl
STUDY DESIGN: Ovine in vivo study. OBJECTIVE: To perform lateral approach lumbar surgery in an ovine model to administer an injectable riboflavin (RF) cross-linked high-density collagen (HDC) gel and to assess its ability to mitigate intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration after induced annulus fibrosus (AF) injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Biological-based injectable gels have shown efficacy in restoring biomechanical, radiographic, and histological parameters in IVD-injured animal models...
July 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719550/does-an-annular-puncture-influence-the-herniation-path-an-in-vitro-mechanical-and-structural-investigation
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Vonne M van Heeswijk, Ashvin Thambyah, Peter A Robertson, Neil D Broom
STUDY DESIGN: A study of mechanically-induced herniation in punctured ovine discs followed by structural analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an annular puncture influences the path that herniation takes by providing direct passage for nucleus through the annulus and therefore whether it increases the risk of acute herniation from overload at the site of damage independent of any longer-term degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: 10 years after treatment with discography both degenerative changes and frequency of herniation have been shown to increase compared to untreated discs...
July 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713050/the-biomechanical-impact-of-the-facet-tropism-on-the-intervertebral-disc-and-facet-joints-in-the-cervical-spine
#4
Xin Rong, Beiyu Wang, Chen Ding, Yuxiao Deng, Hua Chen, Yang Meng, Weijie Yan, Hao Liu
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The facet tropism is defined as the angular difference between the left and right facet orientation. The facet tropism was suggested to be associated with the disc degeneration and facet degeneration in the lumbar spine. However, little is known about the relationship between the facet tropism and pathological changes in the cervical spine and the mechanism behind. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to investigate the biomechanical impact of the facet tropism on the intervertebral disc and facet joints...
July 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711584/biomarkers-reflect-differences-in-osteoarthritis-phenotypes-of-the-lumbar-spine-the-johnston-county-osteoarthritis-project
#5
Adam P Goode, Amanda E Nelson, Virginia B Kraus, Jordan B Renner, Joanne M Jordan
OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in biomarker levels between radiographic phenotypes of facet joint osteoarthritis (FOA) only, spine OA only ((disc space narrowing (DSN) and vertebral osteophytes (OST)) or the combination of FOA and spine OA. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis of data from 555 participants in the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project was performed. Lumbar spine levels were graded by severity (OST and DSN) and presence (FOA) of degeneration. Biomarkers included hyaluronan (HA) and type II collagen (CTX-II)...
July 12, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698963/change-in-fatty-infiltration-of-lumbar-multifidus-erector-spinae-and-psoas-muscles-in-asymptomatic-adults-of-asian-or-caucasian-ethnicities
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Rebecca J Crawford, James M Elliott, Thomas Volken
PURPOSE: Fatty infiltration (FI) is a feature of degenerating muscle that predominates in the low lumbar spine, associates with pain, and is confounded by age, spinal degeneration, and curvature. We determined rates for decline of lumbar muscle quality according to ethnicity, muscle, and spinal level in asymptomatic subjects. METHODS: Cross-sectional simulation study assessing aggregated data; 650 Asians aged 20-89 years versus 80 Caucasians aged 20-62 years. Change in lumbar multifidus, erector spinae (ES), and psoas fat content were computed using synthetic data and Monte Carlo simulations...
July 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692568/superior-segment-facet-joint-violation-during-instrumented-lumbar-fusion-is-associated-with-higher-reoperation-rates-and-diminished-improvement-in-quality-of-life
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Jay M Levin, Vincent J Alentado, Andrew T Healy, Michael P Steinmetz, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study at a single tertiary care center. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of superior segment facet joint violation (FJV) during lumbar fusion on reoperation rates and quality of life (QOL). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although lumbar fusion is an efficacious and durable treatment for numerous spinal pathologies, adjacent segment degeneration remains a serious complication. FJV has been suggested to alter load-bearing capability and potentially contribute to adjacent segment degeneration...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690952/targeted-radiofrequency-ablation-as-an-adjunct-in-treatment-of-lumbar-facet-cysts
#8
Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Aldo Berti, Robert E Jacobson
Lumbar facet cysts are frequently found in patients with facet degeneration and segmental instability. When the facet cyst is localized in the neural foramina and lateral recess or becomes large, it can cause radiculopathy or neurogenic claudication. These symptomatic cysts are typically treated interventionally with drainage and a corticosteroid injection or attempts via overinflation to rupture the cyst; however, these procedures have a significant recurrence rate (up to 50%) and often need to be repeated or lead to lumbar surgery if unsuccessful...
June 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687401/pathophysiological-role-of-prostaglandin-e2-induced-up-regulation-of-the-ep2-receptor-in-motor-neuron-like-nsc-34-cells-and-lumbar-motor-neurons-in-als-model-mice
#9
Yasuhiro Kosuge, Hiroko Miyagishi, Yuki Yoneoka, Keiko Yoneda, Hiroshi Namgo, Kumiko Ishige, Yoshihisa Ito
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by selective degeneration of motor neurons. The primary triggers for motor neuronal death are still unknown, but inflammation is considered to be an important factor contributing to the pathophysiology of ALS both clinically and in ALS models. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and its corresponding four E-prostanoid receptors play a pivotal role in the degeneration of motor neurons in human and transgenic models of ALS. It has also been shown that PGE2-EP2 signaling in glial cells (astrocytes or microglia) promotes motor neuronal death in G93A mice...
July 4, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685666/mri-findings-of-lumbar-spine-instability-in-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
#10
Il Youp Cho, Si Young Park, Jong Hoon Park, Seung Woo Suh, Soon Hyuck Lee
PURPOSE: To find out the factors suggesting lumbar segmental instability in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Ninety-four patients with DS who underwent decompression surgery with or without fusion were selected. Patient demographics and findings on simple radiographs and MRI were analyzed. We divided patients into two groups by the presence of lumbar instability on simple standing plain radiographs and measured degeneration status of intervertebral discs and facet joints and distance of facet fluid signal on T2 axial MRI on each groups...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670416/correlation-among-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-levels-degree-of-disk-degeneration-and-predominant-clinical-symptoms-in-patients-with-degenerated-intervertebral-discs
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Takeshi Sainoh, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Go Kubota, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Jun Sato, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Masaki Norimoto, Tomotaka Umimura, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. PURPOSE: To assess the correlation among inflammatory cytokine expression levels, degree of intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration, and predominant clinical symptoms observed in degenerative disk disease (DDD). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Low back pain (LBP) is associated with inflammatory cytokine expression levels, including those of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and nerve growth factor (NGF)...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670405/intradiscal-injection-of-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-releasate-to-treat-discogenic-low-back-pain-a-preliminary-clinical-trial
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Koji Akeda, Kohshi Ohishi, Koichi Masuda, Won C Bae, Norihiko Takegami, Junichi Yamada, Tomoki Nakamura, Toshihiko Sakakibara, Yuichi Kasai, Akihiro Sudo
STUDY DESIGN: Preliminary clinical trial. PURPOSE: To determine the safety and initial efficacy of intradiscal injection of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) releasate in patients with discogenic low back pain. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: PRP, which is comprised of autologous growth factors and cytokines, has been widely used in the clinical setting for tissue regeneration and repair. PRP has been shown in vitro and in vivo to potentially stimulate intervertebral disc matrix metabolism...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670402/disc-rehydration-after-dynamic-stabilization-a-report-of-59-cases
#13
Atilla Yilmaz, Salim Senturk, Mehdi Sasani, Tunc Oktenoglu, Onur Yaman, Hakan Yildirim, Tuncer Suzer, Ali Fahir Ozer
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study investigating decrease in the nucleus pulposus signal intensity or disc height on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and disc degeneration. PURPOSE: Although a degenerated disc cannot self-regenerate, distraction or stabilization may provide suitable conditions for rehydration and possible regeneration. This study aimed to evaluate clinical outcomes and disc regeneration via MRI in a series of patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) who underwent lumbar stabilization with a dynamic stabilization system (DSS)...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661265/medium-term-effects-of-dynesys-dynamic-stabilization-versus-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-treatment-of-multisegmental-lumbar-degenerative-disease
#14
Haiting Wu, Qingjiang Pang, Guoqiang Jiang
Objective To compare the medium-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of Dynesys dynamic stabilization and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for treatment of multisegmental lumbar degenerative disease. Methods Fifty-seven patients with multisegmental lumbar degenerative disease underwent Dynesys stabilization (n = 26) or PLIF (n = 31) from December 2008 to February 2010. The mean follow-up period was 50.3 (range, 46-65) months. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Oswestry disability index (ODI)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652923/jc-virus-granule-cell-neuronopathy-onset-two-months-after-chemotherapy-for-low-grade-lymphoma
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Kathryn B Holroyd, Elias S Sotirchos, Scott R DeBoer, Kelly A Mills, Scott D Newsome
BACKGROUND: Granule cell neuronopathy (GCN) is a rare disease caused by the JC virus, leading to degeneration of cerebellar granule cell neurons. Primarily described in patients with AIDS, it has also been diagnosed in patients with lymphoproliferative diseases and after long-term treatment with immune-suppressing medications such as natalizumab. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69 year old woman presented with progressive ataxia which began 2 months after initiation of treatment for follicular low-grade B cell lymphoma with rituximab/bendamustine, and progressed for 2 years prior to admission...
2017: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652921/comparison-of-facet-joint-degeneration-in-firefighters-and-hospital-office-workers
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Dong Hyun Kim, Yon Soo An, Hyung Doo Kim, Kyoung Sook Jeong, Yeon-Soon Ahn, Kun-Hyung Kim, Youngki Kim, Han-Soo Song, Chul-Gab Lee, Young-Jun Kwon, Jin-Ha Yoon
BACKGROUND: There are few published studies on the relationship between occupational lumbar load and facet joint degeneration (FJD). This cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the effect of physical lumbar load on FJD by comparing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of firefighters (FFs) and hospital office workers (HOWs). METHODS: We randomly sampled 341 male FFs and 80 male HOWs by age stratification. A questionnaire and clinical examination, including MRI of the lumbar spine (T12-S1), were conducted...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651616/the-influence-of-l4-s1-dynesys%C3%A2-dynamic-stabilization-versus-fusion-on-lumbar-motion-and-its-relationship-with-lumbar-degeneration-a-retrospective-study
#17
Chengmin Zhang, Liyuan Wang, Tianyong Hou, Lei Luo, Chen Zhao, Yibo Gan, Qiang Zhou, Pei Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Dynesys® posterior dynamic stabilization (PDS) in the treatment of L4-S1 degenerative diseases and to assess the influence of postoperative motion on lumbar degeneration. METHODS: Included in this retrospective study were patients with L4-S1 degenerative disease who underwent fusion or PDS from September 2010 to September 2014. Clinical outcomes were assessed by preoperative and postoperative visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650706/commentary-on-comparison-of-adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-nonrigid-fixation-system-and-posterior-lumbar-inter-body-fusion-for-single-level-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-new-method-of-mri-analysis-of-lumbar-nucleuspulposus-volumen
#18
Máximo-Alberto Díez-Ulloa
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June 26, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644430/the-clinical-landscape-for-sma-in-a-new-therapeutic-era
#19
REVIEW
K Talbot, E F Tizzano
Despite significant advances in basic research, the treatment of degenerative diseases of the nervous system remains one of the greatest challenges for translational medicine. The childhood onset motor neuron disorder spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been viewed as one of the more tractable targets for molecular therapy, due to a detailed understanding of the molecular genetic basis of the disease. In SMA, inactivating mutations in the SMN1 gene can be partially compensated for by limited expression of SMN protein from a variable number of copies of the SMN2 gene, which provides both a molecular explanation for phenotypic severity and a target for therapy...
June 23, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632557/vertebral-end-plate-perforation-for-intervertebral-disc-height-preservation-after-single-level-lumbar-discectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miha Vodičar, Robert Košak, Matevž Gorenšek, Robert Korez, Tomaž Vrtovec, Jadran Koder, Vane Antolič, Rok Vengust
STUDY DESIGN: Pilot single-centre, stratified, prospective, randomized, double-blinded, parallel-group, controlled study. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether vertebral end-plate perforation after lumbar discectomy causes annulus reparation and intervertebral disc volume restoration. To determine that after 6 months there would be no clinical differences between the control and study group. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Low back pain is the most common long-term complication after lumbar discectomy...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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