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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236682/is-it-beneficial-to-reuse-the-balloon-in-percutaneous-kyphoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-non-neoplastic-vertebral-compression-fractures
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Zehao Jing, Qi Sun, Jianli Dong, Fanqi Meng, Youzhi Song, Tonglin Xia, Jia Luo, Yanqiang Li, Feng Nan
BACKGROUND Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) has been widely used to treat vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Bilateral percutaneous punctures are always performed to access the fractured vertebrae. However, the procedure has expensive clinical costs, especially the cost for the device, which creates a heavy financial burden for patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from 49 patients who have single-level non-neoplastic vertebral compression fracture (VCF) were collected for 12 months after treated by PKP, including 21 cases that used bilateral puncture with single balloon (S group) and 28 cases that used bilateral puncture with double balloon (D group)...
December 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201578/vertebral-compression-fractures-after-lumbar-instrumentation
#2
Michelle Granville, Aldo Berti, Robert E Jacobson
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is primarily found in an older population. This is a similar demographic group that develops both osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures (VCF). This report reviewed a series of patients treated for VCF that had previous lumbar surgery for symptomatic spinal stenosis. Patients that only underwent laminectomy or fusion without instrumentation had a similar distribution of VCF as the non-surgical population in the mid-thoracic, or lower thoracic and upper lumbar spine. However, in the patients that had previous short-segment spinal instrumentation, fractures were found to be located more commonly in the mid-lumbar spine or sacrum adjacent to or within one or two spinal segments of the spinal instrumentation...
September 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195740/validation-of-fragility-fractures-in-primary-care-electronic-medical-records-a-population-based-study
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Daniel Martinez-Laguna, Alberto Soria-Castro, Cristina Carbonell-Abella, Pilar Orozco-López, Pilar Estrada-Laza, Xavier Nogues, Adolfo Díez-Perez, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra
PURPOSE: Electronic medical records databases use pre-specified lists of diagnostic codes to identify fractures. These codes, however, are not specific enough to disentangle traumatic from fragility-related fractures. We report on the proportion of fragility fractures identified in a random sample of coded fractures in SIDIAP. METHODS: Patients≥50 years old with any fracture recorded in 2012 (as per pre-specified ICD-10 codes) and alive at the time of recruitment were eligible for this retrospective observational study in 6 primary care centres contributing to the SIDIAP database (www...
November 28, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184768/identifying-osteoporotic-vertebral-endplate-and-cortex-fractures
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REVIEW
Yì Xiáng J Wáng, Fernando Ruiz Santiago, Min Deng, Marcello H Nogueira-Barbosa
Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease, and vertebral fractures (VFs) are the most common osteoporotic fracture. A single atraumatic VF may lead to the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Prevalent VFs increase the risk of future vertebral and non-vertebral osteoporotic fracture independent of bone mineral density (BMD). The accurate and clear reporting of VF is essential to ensure patients with osteoporosis receive appropriate treatment. Radiologist has a vital role in the diagnosis of this disease...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179892/update-on-osteoporosis-treatment
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REVIEW
Xavier Nogués, Daniel Martinez-Laguna
Treatment of osteoporosis should be directed primarily towards secondary prevention of fractures. The occurrence of drug-related adverse effects for the treatment of osteoporosis has led to a reevaluation of the indications, the duration of treatment and even withdrawal of some drugs from the market. This review has been made from different patient profiles that practitioners will find in usual practice; from patients with hip fracture with cognitive impairment, limitation of their day-to-day living activities and comorbidities, to active patients without any limitations; patients with vertebral fractures and non-vertebral fractures where secondary prevention is highly important...
November 24, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179285/-efficacy-of-3d-print-guide-technique-in-one-stage-posterior-approach-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-and-thoracic-tuberculosis-with-kyphosis
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Nazierhan Shaxika, Z G Sun, H Yuan, H Wang
Objective: To investigate the application of 3D printing technology in the treatment of patients with cervical kyphosis and paraplegia in different segments of the cervical spine after one-stage debridement, bone graft fusion and pedicle screw fixation. Methods: From January 2008 to January 2017, a total of 31 patients with thoracolumbar tuberculosis were treated in the Department of Orthopaedics, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region people's Hospital.Lesions of the thoracic spine (T1-T4) in 8 cases, (C5-C7) in 10 cases, cervical and thoracic segment in 13 cases, involving a total of 2 cases of vertebral body in 7 cases, 3 cases of vertebral body in 14 cases, 4 cases of vertebral body...
November 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173457/blast-injury-prevalence-in-skeletal-remains-are-there-differences-between-bosnian-war-samples-and-documented-combat-related-deaths
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Marie Christine Dussault, Ian Hanson, Martin J Smith
Court cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have seen questions raised about the recognition and causes of blast-related trauma and the relationship to human rights abuses or combat. During trials, defence teams argued that trauma was combat related and prosecutors argued that trauma was related to executions. We compared a sample of 81 cases (males between 18 and 75) from a Bosnian mass grave investigation linked to the Kravica warehouse killings to published combat-related blast injury data from World War One, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan...
November 2017: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172781/fracture-risk-assessment-in-postmenopausal-women-with-diabetes-comparison-between-defra-and-frax-tools
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Gloria Bonaccorsi, Carmelo Messina, Carlo Cervellati, Elisa Maietti, Matilde Medini, Maurizio Rossini, Leo Massari, Pantaleo Greco
This study aimed to compare the performance of Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) with that of Derived FRAX (DeFRA) in estimating fracture risk in a cohort of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) postmenopausal women. One hundred nineteen T2DM postmenopausal women and 118 consecutive healthy postmenopausal women were enrolled. Fracture risk was assessed with FRAX (adjusted or non- for trabecular bone score, TBS) and DeFRA. Bone mineral density (BMD) and TBS were evaluated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)...
November 24, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167971/abaloparatide-sc-improves-trabecular-microarchitecture-as-assessed-by-trabecular-bone-score-tbs-a-24-week-randomized-clinical-trial
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J P Bilezikian, G Hattersley, L A Fitzpatrick, A G Harris, E Shevroja, K Banks, B Z Leder, J R Zanchetta, D Hans
In a phase 2 trial of 222 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis aged 55 to 85 years randomized to one of three different doses of abaloparatide-SC, subcutaneous teriparatide, or placebo for 24 weeks, abaloparatide-SC resulted in improvements in skeletal microarchitecture as measured by the trabecular bone score. INTRODUCTION: Subcutaneous abaloparatide (abaloparatide-SC) increases total hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density and reduces vertebral and non-vertebral fractures. In this study, we analyzed the extent to which abaloparatide-SC improves skeletal microarchitecture, assessed indirectly by trabecular bone score (TBS)...
November 22, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155244/letter-to-the-editor-determinants-of-short-term-fracture-risk-in-patients-with-a-recent-history-of-low-trauma-non-vertebral-fracture
#10
Hui-Jie Fan, Shu-Yin Liu, Zhi-Feng Sheng
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November 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154997/kyphoplasty-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-fractures-with-posterior-wall-injury
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Ahmed Shawky, Ali Ezzati, Ramachandran Govindasamy, Branko Krajnovic, Belal El-Nady, Galal Zaki Said
BACKGROUND: Cement augmentation techniques are standard treatments for osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Compared to vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty is associated with lower rates of cement leak and better deformity correction, however, posterior wall fractures are relative, but not absolute, contraindications for both techniques and hence treatment practices vary among spine centers. PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to assess our center's incidence of posterior cement leakage in osteoporotic vertebral fractures with posterior wall injury treated by balloon kyphoplasty...
November 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129436/effects-of-teriparatide-and-risedronate-on-new-fractures-in-post-menopausal-women-with-severe-osteoporosis-vero-a-multicentre-double-blind-double-dummy-randomised-controlled-trial
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David L Kendler, Fernando Marin, Cristiano A F Zerbini, Luis A Russo, Susan L Greenspan, Vit Zikan, Alicia Bagur, Jorge Malouf-Sierra, Péter Lakatos, Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer, Eric Lespessailles, Salvatore Minisola, Jean Jacques Body, Piet Geusens, Rüdiger Möricke, Pedro López-Romero
BACKGROUND: No clinical trials have compared osteoporosis drugs with incident fractures as the primary outcome. We compared the anti-fracture efficacy of teriparatide with risedronate in patients with severe osteoporosis. METHODS: In this double-blind, double-dummy trial, we enrolled post-menopausal women with at least two moderate or one severe vertebral fracture and a bone mineral density T score of less than or equal to -1·50. Participants were randomly assigned to receive 20 μg of teriparatide once daily plus oral weekly placebo or 35 mg of oral risedronate once weekly plus daily injections of placebo for 24 months...
November 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121201/high-prevalence-of-radiological-vertebral-fractures-in-women-on-tsh-suppressive-therapy-for-thyroid-carcinoma
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Gherardo Mazziotti, Anna Maria Formenti, Stefano Frara, Roberto Olivetti, Giuseppe Banfi, Maurizio Memo, Roberto Maroldi, Raffaele Giubbini, Andrea Giustina
Context: Bone loss and non-vertebral fractures have been reported in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) undergoing TSH-suppressive therapy. Radiological vertebral fractures (VFs) are an early and clinically crucial marker of bone fragility but they have never been investigated so far in this specific clinical setting. Objective and design: In this cross-sectional study we evaluated the prevalence and determinants of radiological VFs in women under L-T4 therapy for DTC...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113980/management-of-endocrine-disease-novel-anabolic-treatments-for-osteoporosis
#14
Ernesto Canalis
Skeletal anabolic agents enhance bone formation, which is determined by the number and function of osteoblasts. Signals that influence the differentiation and function of cells of the osteoblast lineage play a role in the mechanism of action of anabolic agents in the skeleton. Wnts induce the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells toward osteoblasts, and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) enhances the function of mature osteoblasts. The activity of Wnt and IGF-I is controlled by proteins that bind to the growth factor or to its receptors...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107950/a-new-method-to-determine-cortical-bone-thickness-in-ct-images-using-a-hybrid-approach-of-parametric-profile-representation-and-local-adaptive-thresholds-accuracy-results
#15
Oleg Museyko, Bastian Gerner, Klaus Engelke
MOTIVATION: Cortical bone is an important contributor to bone strength and is pivotal to understand the etiology of osteoporotic fractures and the specific mechanisms of antiosteoporotic treatment regimen. 3D computed tomography (CT) can be used to measure cortical thickness, density, and mass in the proximal femur, lumbar vertebrae, and distal forearm. However, the spatial resolution of clinical whole body CT scanners is limited by radiation exposure; partial volume artefacts severely impair the accurate assessment of cortical parameters, in particular in locations where the cortex is thin such as in the lumbar vertebral bodies or in the femoral neck...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103097/vertebral-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-osteoporosis-a-clinician-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Sharon H Chou, Meryl S LeBoff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vertebral fractures are the most common osteoporotic fracture and result in functional decline and excess mortality. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of osteoporosis to identify patients at risk for fragility fractures; however, advances in imaging have expanded the role of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in evaluating bone health. RECENT FINDINGS: The utility of CT and MRI in the assessment of bone density is starting to gain traction, particularly when used opportunistically...
November 4, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067951/radiological-analysis-of-thoracolumbar-junctional-degenerative-kyphosis-in-patients-with-lumbar-degenerative-kyphosis
#17
Chen-Jun Liu, Zhen-Qi Zhu, Kai-Feng Wang, Shuo Duan, Shuai Xu, Hai-Ying Liu
BACKGROUND: Thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) is the transitional area between the lower thoracic spine and the upper lumbar spine. Vertebral compression fractures and proximal junctional kyphosis following spine surgery often occur in this area. Therefore, the study of development and mechanisms of thoracolumbar junctional degeneration is important for planning surgical management. This study aimed to review radiological parameters of thoracolumbar junctional degenerative kyphosis (TLJDK) in patients with lumbar degenerative kyphosis and to analyze compensatory mechanisms of sagittal balance...
November 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063215/were-vcf-patients-at-higher-risk-of-mortality-following-the-2009-publication-of-the-vertebroplasty-sham-trials
#18
K L Ong, D P Beall, M Frohbergh, E Lau, J A Hirsch
The 5-year period following 2009 saw a steep reduction in vertebral augmentation volume and was associated with elevated mortality risk in vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patients. The risk of mortality following a VCF diagnosis was 85.1% at 10 years and was found to be lower for balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) and vertebroplasty (VP) patients. INTRODUCTION: BKP and VP are associated with lower mortality risks than non-surgical management (NSM) of VCF. VP versus sham trials published in 2009 sparked controversy over its effectiveness, leading to diminished referral volumes...
October 24, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055740/percutaneous-balloon-kyphoplasty-for-treatment-of-very-severe-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-a-case-controlled-study
#19
Jin Kyu Lee, Hae-Won Jeong, Il-Han Joo, Young-Il Ko, Chang-Nam Kang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There exists controversy regarding percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (PBK) in patients with very severe osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (vsOVCF). PURPOSE: The study was conducted to investigate the clinical and radiological outcomes of PBK for the treatment of vsOVCF compared with those of non-vsOVCF. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective, case controlled. PATIENT SAMPLE: 167 consecutive patients (210 vertebral bodies) who underwent PBK for OVCF between March 2010 and January 2015 were assessed...
October 18, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045582/strategies-to-reduce-injuries-and-develop-confidence-in-elders-stride-a-cluster-randomized-pragmatic-trial-of-a-multifactorial-fall-injury-prevention-strategy-design-and-methods
#20
Shalender Bhasin, Thomas M Gill, David B Reuben, Nancy K Latham, Jerry H Gurwitz, Patricia Dykes, Siobhan McMahon, Thomas W Storer, Pamela W Duncan, David A Ganz, Shehzad Basaria, Michael E Miller, Thomas G Travison, Erich J Greene, James Dziura, Denise Esserman, Heather Allore, Martha B Carnie, Maureen Fagan, Catherine Hanson, Dorothy Baker, Susan L Greenspan, Neil Alexander, Fred Ko, Albert L Siu, Elena Volpi, Albert W Wu, Jeremy Rich, Stephen C Waring, Robert Wallace, Carri Casteel, Jay Magaziner, Peter Charpentier, Charles Lu, Katy Araujo, Haseena Rajeevan, Scott Margolis, Richard Eder, Joanne M McGloin, Eleni Skokos, Jocelyn Wiggins, Lawrence Garber, Steven B Clauser, Rosaly Correa-De-Araujo, Peter Peduzzi
Background: Fall injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults. We describe the design of a pragmatic trial to compare the effectiveness of an evidence-based, patient-centered multifactorial fall injury prevention strategy to an enhanced usual care. Methods: Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) is a 40-month cluster-randomized, parallel-group, superiority, pragmatic trial being conducted at 86 primary care practices in 10 healthcare systems across USA...
October 14, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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