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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632962/a-novel-minimally-invasive-wireless-technology-for-neuromodulation-via-percutaneous-intercostal-nerve-stimulation-pns-for-post-herpetic-neuralgia-a-case-report-with-short-term-follow-up
#1
Bart Billet, Roel Wynendaele, Niek E Vanquathem
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of primary afferent neurons provides control of localized chronic pain. This technique applies permanent electrical stimulation at the target area via a minimally invasive, subcutaneous placement of an electrode. OBJECTIVE: To assess analgesic effects of a minimally invasive wireless neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic intractable pain secondary to post-herpetic neuralgia. CASE SUMMARY: A 78-year-old man presented with severe intractable post herpetic neuralgic pain...
June 20, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630847/hyperplasia-of-lamina-and-spinous-process-of-c5-vertebrae-and-associated-hemivertebra-at-c4-level
#2
Raja Rameez Farooqi, Mufti Mehmood, Hilal A Kotwal
INTRODUCTION: Congenital variants of the cervical spine may mimic traumatic lesions and may cause recurrent episodes of pain. The spectrum of cervical variants includes persistent apophyses of the transverse processes, persistent epiphyses, vertebral platyspondylia, vertebral hypoplasia, and dysplasia of the vertebral arch. Furthermore, abnormalities of the spinous process have been described including doubled spinous processes and hypertrophies. Unilateral hyperplasia of a spinous process is a rare finding that has only been described rarely as case reports...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624375/non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-and-atypical-neck-pain-a-case-report
#3
Natividad Rojas, Carlos Fernandes, Montse Conde, Nuria Montala, Xavier Fornos, Lluís Rosselló, Francésc Pallisó
Neck pain is a common reason for seeking medical attention. It affects at least 15% of the labor force and up to 40% of individuals whose occupation is hazardous. On the other hand, primary bone lymphoma is a very rare disease (less than 1% of all malignant bone tumors), and the relationship between the 2 has rarely been mentioned. We report the case of a patient who had a 1-month history of neck pain. The main symptom was pain on palpation of C2-C6 cervical spinous processes and contracture of the trapezius muscle that did not cease with conventional treatment...
June 14, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622931/three-dimensional-morphometrics-of-thoracic-vertebrae-in-neandertals-and-the-fossil-evidence-from-el-sidr%C3%A3-n-asturias-northern-spain
#4
Markus Bastir, Daniel García Martínez, Luis Rios, Antonio Higuero, Alon Barash, Sandra Martelli, Antonio García Tabernero, Almudena Estalrrich, Rosa Huguet, Marco de la Rasilla, Antonio Rosas
Well preserved thoracic vertebrae of Neandertals are rare. However, such fossils are important as their three-dimensional (3D) spatial configuration can contribute to the understanding of the size and shape of the thoracic spine and the entire thorax. This is because the vertebral body and transverse processes provide the articulation and attachment sites for the ribs. Dorsal orientation of the transverse processes relative to the vertebral body also rotates the attached ribs in a way that could affect thorax width...
July 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622909/biomechanical-evaluation-of-a-novel-pedicle-screw-based-interspinous-spacer-a-finite-element-analysis
#5
Hsin-Chang Chen, Jia-Lin Wu, Shou-Chieh Huang, Zheng-Cheng Zhong, Shiu-Ling Chiu, Yu-Shu Lai, Cheng-Kung Cheng
Interspinous spacers have been designed to provide a minimally invasive surgical technique for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis. A novel pedicle screw-based interspinous spacer has been developed in this study, and the aim of this finite element experiment was to investigate the biomechanical differences between the pedicle screw-based interspinous spacer (M-rod system) and the typical interspinous spacer (Coflex-F™). A validated finite element model of an intact lumbar spine was used to analyze the insertions of the Coflex-F™, titanium alloy M-rod (M-Ti), and polyetheretherketone M-rod (M-PEEK), independently...
June 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615876/microscopic-investigation-to-determine-the-effect-of-beauveria-bassiana-bals-vuill-and-cymbopogon-citratus-dc-stapf-treatment-on-different-life-stages-of-musca-domestica-l
#6
Sapna Mishra, Peeyush Kumar, Anushree Malik
Microscopic investigation was done to determine the effect of entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana and essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus on different life stages of Musca domestica. Scanning electron microscopy investigation of fungal infected larvae showed sluggish movement, rigor, and failure of body to balance in water. Treated larvae also revealed varied level of cuticle shrinkage and extreme dehydration. Surface of B. bassiana infected pupae showed varied stage of mycelial growth, while the cadaver of adult fly was observed to have extensive fungal growth covering their entire body surface...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610220/corrections-and-clarifications-to-the-descriptions-of-i-biendongella-i-and-i-sovvityazius-i-perciformes-gobiidae
#7
Edward O Murdy
Prokofiev (2015a) described two new genera and species of Amblyopinae and reported new amblyopine records from waters off Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. In reviewing Prokofiev's figures and reading the descriptions of his new genera, Biendongella Prokofiev, 2015 and Sovvityazius Prokofiev, 2015, it appeared likely that these new taxa were based on species also under examination by Koichi Shibukawa and me. However, some differences existed between our specimens and those described by Prokofiev in the pterygiophore formula (DF), the presence/absence of hypural 5, and the number of epurals...
June 9, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610001/a-new-species-of-i-buenia-i-teleostei-gobiidae-from-the-western-mediterranean-sea-with-the-description-of-this-genus
#8
Marcelo Kovačić, Frances Ordines, Ulrich K Schliewen
A new miniature gobiid species, Buenia massutii sp. nov. (Teleostei: Gobiidae) is described from the circalittoral bottom off the Balearic Islands, western Mediterranean. Phylogenetic analysis of the mitochondrial COI-barcoding fragment supports its species-level distinctiveness and the monophyly of the genus Buenia. A description and diagnosis of the genus Buenia is for the first time provided. Material of the new species was collected in 57-67 m depth from beam trawl samples carried out on red algae beds...
April 7, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594287/electromyographic-analyses-of-the-erector-spinae-muscles-during-golf-swings-using-four-different-clubs
#9
Graeme G Sorbie, Fergal M Grace, Yaodong Gu, Julien S Baker, Ukadike C Ugbolue
The purpose of this study was to compare the electromyography (EMG) patterns of the thoracic and lumbar regions of the erector spinae (ES) muscle during the golf swing whilst using four different golf clubs. Fifteen right-handed male golfers performed a total of twenty swings in random order using the driver, 4-iron, 7-iron and pitching-wedge. Surface EMG was recorded from the lead and trail sides of the thoracic and lumbar regions of the ES muscle (T8, L1 and L5 lateral to the spinous-process). Three-dimensional high-speed video analysis was used to identify the backswing, forward swing, acceleration, early and late follow-through phases of the golf swing...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583280/clinical-value-of-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-rheumatic-diseases-rheumatoid-arthritis-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-relapsing-polychondritis
#10
REVIEW
Kazuo Kubota, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Akio Mimori
FDG is a tracer for visualizing glucose metabolism. PET/CT using FDG is widely used for the diagnosis of cancer, because glycolysis is elevated in cancer cells. Similarly, active inflammatory tissue also exhibits elevated glucose metabolism because of glycolysis in activated macrophages and proliferating fibroblasts. Elevated FDG uptake by active inflammatory tissues, such as those affected by arthritis, vasculitis, lymphadenitis, and chondritis, has enabled the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases using FDG-PET/CT...
July 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577531/ideal-t1-laminar-screw-fixation-based-on-computed-tomography-morphometry
#11
Xiao-Bo Wang, Xin Zheng, Hou-Qing Long, Wen-Li Chen, Xing Cheng, Yang-Liang Huang, Jing-Hui Xu
BACKGROUND: The application of laminar screws is an alternative fixation for the first thoracic vertebra (T1). This paper is to determine the anatomical characteristics for adequate laminar screw fixation, and present a modified method of sagittal reconstruction of T1 to provide more accurate measurements. METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) images of 62 patients (32 males, 30 females) were used for the analysis. The following parameters of the T-1 lamina were measured using Mimics software: lamina length, axis angle, minimal outer cortical width, cancellous width, minimal outer cortical height, cancellous height, and spinous process height...
June 2, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554230/transcutaneous-spinal-direct-current-stimulation-alters-resting-state-functional-connectivity
#12
Lauren Schweizer, Christine H Meyer-Frießem, Peter K Zahn, Martin Tegenthoff, Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke
Transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) is a non-invasive method that can modulate spinal reflexes, sensory afferent conduction, and even pain perception. While neurophysiological evidence suggests that tsDCS alters somatosensory and nociceptive afferent conduction to the cortex, its supraspinal effects have not yet been investigated using functional imaging to investigate tsDCS-induced alterations in intrinsic functional connectivity (FC). Therefore, we hypothesize that tsDCS-induced changes in neurophysiological measures might also be reflected in spontaneous brain activity...
May 29, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553170/new-optimal-needle-entry-angle-for-cervical-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections-a-retrospective-study
#13
Myong-Hwan Karm, Jun Young Park, Doo Hwan Kim, Hyun-Seok Cho, Jae-Young Lee, Koo Kwon, Jeong Hun Suh
Objective: A cervical epidural steroid injection is one of the most commonly performed interventions to manage chronic neck pain and cervical radiculopathy. Despite its many severe complications, cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (CTFESI) is a clinically necessary modality for managing neck pain and cervical radiculopathy. We aimed in this study to find a safer optimal needle entry angle to decrease the chance of an accidental vertebral artery (VA) puncture even with a proper needle entry angle and to visualize the target of the needle tip...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549422/expression-of-von-hippel-lindau-tumor-suppressor-protein-pvhl-characteristic-of-tongue-cancer-and-proliferative-lesions-in-tongue-epithelium
#14
Hisashi Hasegawa, Yoshiaki Kusumi, Takeshi Asakawa, Miyoko Maeda, Toshinori Oinuma, Tohru Furusaka, Takeshi Oshima, Mariko Esumi
BACKGROUND: Patients with tongue cancer frequently show loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene. However, expression of VHL protein (pVHL) in tongue cancer has rarely been investigated and remains largely unknown. We performed immunohistochemical staining of pVHL in tongue tissues and dysplasia, and examined the association with LOH and its clinical significance. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining of pVHL in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections of cancerous and other tissues from 19 tongue cancer patients showed positivity for LOH of VHL in four samples, negativity in four samples, and was non-informative in 11 samples...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547809/treatment-of-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-by-microscopic-unilateral-laminectomy-for-bilateral-decompression-a-technical-note
#15
Kevin Phan, Ian Teng, Konrad Schultz, Ralph J Mobbs
Lumbar spinal stenosis is typically a degenerative condition that leads to compression of the spinal canal and lateral recess, resulting in leg pain and walking disability. Surgical management is indicated after failure of non-surgical management or rapidly worsening neurological impairment. The traditional approach is a laminectomy with foraminotomy and partial facetectomy but a newer minimally invasive option, unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression (ULBD), seems to demonstrate the better postoperative outcomes due to its unilateral exposure...
May 26, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538370/radiographic-anatomical-relationship-between-spinous-process-and-pedicle-in-thoracolumbar-and-lumbar-spine
#16
Xingang Cui, Guodong Wang
Pedicle screws are widely used in spinal surgeries, but it remains technically demanding to place. There are numerous studies on the anatomy of pedicle; however, there is very little insight on the relationship between the pedicle and the spinous process, which is an important part of the spinal posterior column.The aim of the study was to investigate the radiographic anatomical relationship between spinous processes and pedicles in the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine, in order to reveal a novel entrance point for pedicle screw insertion...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537418/short-term-changes-in-algometry-inclinometry-stabilometry-and-urinary-ph-analysis-after-a-thoracolumbar-junction-manipulation-in-patients-with-kidney-stones
#17
Ángel Oliva Pascual-Vaca, Ramón Punzano-Rodríguez, Pablo Escribá-Astaburuaga, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, François Ricard, Maria Angeles Franco-Sierra, Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of a high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation of the thoracolumbar junction in different urologic and musculoskeletal parameters in subjects suffering from renal lithiasis. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled blinded clinical study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The Nephrology departments of two hospitals and one private consultancy of physiotherapy in Valencia (Spain). SUBJECTS: Forty-six patients suffering from renal lithiasis...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533618/interrater-reliability-and-intrarater-reliability-of-lateral-scapular-slide-tests-of-females-in-their-20s
#18
Sang-Young Park
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to examine the intrarater reliability and intrarater reliability of lateral scapular slide tests among young females. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 60 female students in U University in Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea participated in this study. Lateral scapular slide tests (LSST) were conducted to identify interrater & intrarater reliability. In the LSSTs, the distance from the inferior angle of the scapula to thoracic vertebral spinous process T8 was measured in three positions (shoulder joint 0°, 45°, and 90° abduction) using tape measures...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533108/hyaluronidase-administered-with-xylazine-tiletamine-zolazepam-into-adipose-tissue-shortens-recovery-from-anesthesia-in-pigs
#19
Shayne P Bisetto, Adriano B Carregaro, André E S Nicolai, Thais F Bressan, William P Leal, Nathalia V Xavier, Diego F Leal, André F C Andrade
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of hyaluronidase on uptake, duration and speed of elimination of xylazine-tiletamine-zolazepam administered in the subcutaneous fat over the dorsal lumbar region of swine. STUDY DESIGN: Blinded, randomized, crossover study. ANIMALS: Six healthy Landrace/Large White pigs weighing 132±24 kg (mean±standard deviation). METHODS: Animals were administered xylazine (1 mg kg(-1)) and tiletamine-zolazepam (8 mg kg(-1)) (control treatment, CON), or xylazine-tiletamine-zolazepam at the same doses with hyaluronidase (400 IU) (treatment HYA)...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525474/anatomy-of-lamina-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-with-the-special-reference-to-translaminar-screws-ct-and-cadaveric-analysis-with-screw-trajectory-simulation
#20
Woojin Cho, Jason T Le, Adam L Shimer, Brian C Werner, John A Glaser, Francis H Shen
STUDY DESIGN: A cadaveric study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Translaminar screws were initially developed for C2 fixation. Since then, their usage has expanded to include the subaxial cervical spine, and thoracic and lumbar spine. To the best of our knowledge, special anatomy for inserting translaminar screws in the subaxial cervical spine has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: To report the special anatomy for inserting translaminar screws in the subaxial cervical spine...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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