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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216399/minimally-invasive-sacroiliac-joint-fusion-using-a-novel-hydroxyapatite-coated-screw-preliminary-1-year-clinical-and-radiographic-results-of-a-2-year-prospective-study
#1
Louis H Rappoport, Ingrid Y Luna, Gita Joshua
OBJECTIVE: Proper diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain remains a clinical challenge. Dysfunction of SIJ can produce pain in the lower back, buttocks, and extremities. Triangular titanium implants for minimally invasive surgical arthrodesis have been available for several years with reputed high levels of success and patient satisfaction. This study reports on a novel hydroxyapatite-coated screw for surgical treatment of SIJ pain. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on 32 consecutive patients who underwent minimally invasive SIJ fusion with a novel hydroxyapatite-coated screw...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205376/drug-drug-interactions-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
#2
T E Balk, I H van der Sijs, T van Gelder, J J B Janssen, I M van der Sluis, R W F van Leeuwen, F K Engels
BACKGROUND: Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) can negatively affect pharmacotherapy. However, pediatric DDI studies are scarce. We undertook an exploratory study to investigate prevalence and clinical relevance of DDIs between cytostatic and noncytostatic drugs in outpatient pediatric oncology patients. PROCEDURE: After informed consent and inclusion, the following information was collected: currently prescribed noncytostatic and cytostatic drugs, comorbidities, and use of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), and dietary supplements...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159215/probiotic-and-antioxidant-properties-of-selenium-enriched-lactobacillus-brevis-lse-isolated-from-an-iranian-traditional-dairy-product
#3
Mojtaba Shakibaie, Tayebe Mohammadi-Khorsand, Mahboubeh Adeli-Sardou, Mandana Jafari, Sahar Amirpour-Rostami, Alieh Ameri, Hamid Forootanfar
The present study was designed to isolate a highly selenium-tolerant lactobacillus strain from an Iranian traditional dairy product named as Spar. Different criteria such as tolerance to the low pH, simulated gastric juice (SGJ), simulated intestinal juice (SIJ) and bile salts tolerance as well as Caco-2 cell adhesion assay were examined to evaluate the probiotic potentials of the selected isolate. Furthermore, the antioxidant properties of the isolate cultivated in medium containing and free of SeO3(2-) ions were evaluated using DPPH scavenging and reducing power assays...
March 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125786/ct-abnormalities-in-the-sacroiliac-joints-of-patients-with-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis
#4
Naama Leibushor, Einat Slonimsky, Dvora Aharoni, Merav Lidar, Iris Eshed
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to characterize sacroiliac joints (SIJs) findings at CT of patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), a condition characterized (using the Resnick classification criteria) by ossification of at least four contiguous vertebrae in the thoracic spine and preserved disk space, but without radiographic evidence of intraarticular SIJ abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pelvic CT examinations of 104 patients with DISH (fulfilling the Resnick criteria on spinal CT) and 106 age- and sex-matched control subjects whose entire spine lacked CT evidence of DISH (total, 149 men and 61 women; mean [± SD] age, 72...
January 26, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039353/fluoroscopy-guided-sacroiliac-intraarticular-injection-via-the-middle-portion-of-the-joint
#5
Daisuke Kurosawa, Eiichi Murakami, Toshimi Aizawa
: OBJECTIVE : Sacroiliac intraarticular injection is necessary to confirm sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain and is usually performed via the caudal one-third portion of the joint. However, this is occasionally impossible for anatomical reasons, and the success rate is low in clinical settings. We describe a technique via the middle portion of the joint. DESIGN : Observational study. SUBJECTS : Enrolled were 69 consecutive patients (27 men and 42 women, with an average age of 53 years) in whom the middle portion of 100 joints was targeted...
December 30, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999021/development-of-operationalized-intravenous-to-oral-antibiotic-switch-criteria
#6
H Akhloufi, M Hulscher, D C Melles, J M Prins, H van der Sijs, A Verbon
OBJECTIVES: Despite huge overlap in suggested criteria for a safe intravenous (iv)-to-oral antibiotic switch, there is considerable variation in their operationalization. The objective of this study was to develop a set of measurable conditions that should be met in adult hospitalized patients for a safe iv-to-oral switch. METHODS: A RAND-modified Delphi procedure was performed to develop a set of operationalized iv-to-oral switch criteria. Switch criteria and their accompanying suggested measurable conditions were extracted from the literature and appraised by a multidisciplinary expert panel during two questionnaire rounds with a face-to-face meeting between these two rounds...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974096/positive-correlation-between-inflammation-on-sacroiliac-joint-mri-and-serum-c-terminal-telopeptide-of-type-i-collagen-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-but-not-in-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
#7
Kwi Young Kang, Joon-Yong Jung, Yeon Sik Hong, Ji Hyeon Ju, Sung-Hwan Park
OBJECTIVES: To identify the clinical disease activity scores and laboratory markers that best reflect magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-determined sacroiliac joint (SIJ) inflammation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). METHODS: This cross-sectional study included all consecutive patients who presented with axial spondyloarthritis in 2013-2015. All underwent SIJ MRI. The bone marrow oedema in the inflammatory lesions on MRI was scored using the SPondyloArthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) method...
December 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933207/what-is-the-reliability-of-non-trained-investigators-in-recognising-structural-mri-lesions-of-sacroiliac-joints-in-patients-with-recent-inflammatory-back-pain-results-of-the-desir-cohort
#8
Charlotte Jacquemin, Roxana Rubio Vargas, Rosaline van den Berg, Fabrice Thévenin, Gregory Lenczner, Monique Reijnierse, Salah Ferkal, Philippe Le Corvoisier, Alain Rahmouni, Damien Loeuille, Antoine Feydy, Maxime Dougados, Désirée van der Heijde, Pascal Claudepierre
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the reliability of recognising structural lesions on MRI (erosions, fatty lesions, ankylosis) of the sacroiliac joints (MRI-SIJ) in clinical practice compared to a central reading in patients with a possible recent axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: Patients aged 18-50 years, with recent (<3 years) and chronic (≥3 months) inflammatory back pain, suggestive of axSpA were included in the DEvenir des Spondyloarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes (DESIR) cohort...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919368/clinical-reasoning-in-the-context-of-active-decision-support-during-medication-prescribing
#9
Jan Horsky, Jos Aarts, Leonie Verheul, Diane L Seger, Heleen van der Sijs, David W Bates
OBJECTIVE: Describe and analyze reasoning patterns of clinicians responding to drug-drug interaction alerts in order to understand the role of patient-specific information in the decision-making process about the risks and benefits of medication therapy. Insights could be used to inform the design of decision-support interventions. METHODS: Thirty-two clinicians working with five EHRs in two countries completed sets of six medication orders each and responded to high- and low-severity drug-drug interaction alerts while verbalizing their thoughts in a standard think-aloud protocol...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906953/what-s-tramadol-got-to-do-with-it-a-case-report-of-rebound-hypoglycemia-a-reappraisal-and-review-of-potential-mechanisms
#10
Charles A Odonkor, Akhil Chhatre
BACKGROUND: Tramadol has gained traction as an analgesic of choice among pain practicing physicians. However some concerns regarding a previously unlabeled adverse reaction - hypoglycemia - have cast it in a dim light. Prior reports have noted an associated risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia after tramadol use, but whether tramadol is the main causal agent is poorly understood and the underlying mechanisms are not well delineated. We present a unique case of rebound hypoglycemia as a variation of the theme of tramadol's adverse effect profile in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus, and reappraise potential mechanisms underlying this underappreciated phenomenon...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858725/2-year-clinical-results-of-patients-with-sacroiliac-joint-syndrome-treated-by-arthrodesis-using-a-triangular-implant-system
#11
Rahel Bornemann, Philip P Roessler, Andreas Strauss, Kirsten Sander, Yorck Rommelspacher, Dieter C Wirtz, Robert Pflugmacher, Sönke P Frey
BACKGROUND: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) syndrome can cause various symptoms and may also be one reason for persistent low back pain, especially in patients with prior spinal fusions. If conservative treatments fail to improve symptoms, arthrodesis surgery can be considered. Minimally invasive approaches have emerged recently providing a good alternative to conventional methods. A novel triangular implant system (iFuse) can achieve an arthrodesis of the SIJ without the use of additional screws or bone material...
November 4, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852411/-comparative-study-of-different-grading-criteria-of-sacroiliac-joint-computed-tomogrphy-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#12
D Gao, K P Li, Q F Wen, J Zhu, J L Zhang, F Huang
Objective: To assess the value of different grading criteria of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) computed tomogrphy (CT) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods: Patients who had received SIJ CT examinations from June 2012 to December 2015 were enrolled.The CT scans were read by one rheumatologist.The difference between patients with sacroiliitis or without sacroiliitis was compared.The 1984 revision of modified New York (mNY) criteria, the criteria established by Lee (Lee criteria) and the Innsbruck criteria were used to evaluate SIJs on CT in patients with sacroiliitis...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824544/radionuclide-methods-in-the-diagnosis-of-sacroiliitis-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-an-update
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REVIEW
Karina Zilber, Miguel Gorenberg, Doron Rimar, Nina Boulman, Lisa Kaly, Michael Rozenbaum, Itzhak Rosner, Gleb Slobodin
Sacroiliitis, inflammation of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ), is the hallmark of ankylosing spondylitis and spondyloarthritis (SpA) in general. The arsenal of recommended diagnostic modalities for imaging of the SIJ is scanty and, in practice, includes only conventional X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This review suggests that bone scintigraphy, particularly single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with calculation of indices, or SPECT in combination with low-dose computed tomography (CT) can be a sensitive and specific tool for the diagnosis of sacroiliitis and can be used as part of the individualized approach to the diagnosis of axial SpA...
October 31, 2016: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811527/a-cadaveric-study-evaluating-the-feasibility-of-an-ultrasound-guided-diagnostic-block-and-radiofrequency-ablation-technique-for-sacroiliac-joint-pain
#14
Shannon L Roberts, Robert S Burnham, Anne M Agur, Eldon Y Loh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound (US)-guided diagnostic block/radiofrequency ablation (RFA) along the lateral sacral crest (LSC) has been proposed for managing sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain. We sought to investigate (1) ease of visualization of bony landmarks using US; (2) consistency of US-guided needle placement along the LSC; and (3) percentage of the posterior sacral network (PSN) innervating the SIJ complex that would be captured if an RFA strip lesion were created between the needles...
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799571/evaluation-of-sacroiliac-joint-mri-for-pelvic-venous-congestion-signs-in-women-clinically-suspected-of-sacroiliitis
#15
Canan Cimsit, Tevfik Yoldemir, Derya Tureli, Mustafa Erkin Aribal
BACKGROUND: Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a commonly overlooked condition which is a potential cause of chronic pelvic pain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) may demonstrate unexpected conditions that can mimic sacroiliitis (SI). Awareness of MRI-defined pelvic venous congestion (PVC) may help in identifying PCS, where vascular abnormality may be the sole manifestation of SIJ pain. PURPOSE: To detect incidental MRI-defined PVC in patients who underwent SIJ-MRI for presumed SI and define the variance of its incidence...
October 31, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744397/limited-reliability-of-radiographic-assessment-of-sacroiliac-joints-in-patients-with-suspected-early-spondyloarthritis
#16
Alice Ashouri Christiansen, Oliver Hendricks, Dorota Kuettel, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Anne Grethe Jurik, Steen Nielsen, Kaspar Rufibach, Anne Gitte Loft, Susanne Juhl Pedersen, Louise Thuesen Hermansen, Mikkel Østergaard, Bodil Arnbak, Claus Manniche, Ulrich Weber
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reproducibility of evaluation of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) radiographs among readers with varying levels of experience, and to identify potential drivers of disagreement in classification among 5 predefined radiographic lesion types. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 104 consecutive patients aged 18-40 with low back pain ≥ 3 months of duration who met the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) definition for a positive SIJ magnetic resonance image, or were HLA-B27-positive and had ≥ 1 spondyloarthritis (SpA)-related clinical/laboratory feature according to the ASAS classification criteria for axial SpA...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742020/imaging-scoring-methods-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
#17
Xenofon Baraliakos, Juergen Braun
Inflammatory and chronic structural changes are objective signs of axial spondyloarthritis. In the sacroiliac joints (SIJs), inflammation (sacroiliitis) can be visualized as bone marrow edema, whereas chronic structural changes are visualized as fat metaplasia, erosions, sclerosis, or ankylosis in the area of the SIJ. In the spine, bone marrow edema in the vertebral bodies represents spondylitis but can also affect the facet and the costovertebral and costotransverse joints (arthritis), whereas structural changes are visualized as fat metaplasia, sclerosis or syndesmophytes and ankylosis at the vertebral edges...
November 2016: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738191/a-new-sacroiliac-joint-injection-technique-and-its-short-term-effect-on-chronic-sacroiliac-region-pain
#18
Kyung Hee Do, Sang Ho Ahn, Rodney Jones, Sung Ho Jang, Su Min Son, Dong Gyu Lee, Hee Kyung Cho, Gyu Sik Choi, Yun-Woo Cho
OBJECTIVES: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injections have been used to provide short-term relief of SIJ pain. In this study, the authors investigated a new technique using a superior approach. METHODS: Twenty four patients with chronic SI joint paint were recruited. Each patient was treated with a single SIJ intra-articular injection plus a periarticular injection of local anesthetic and corticosteroid in one procedure. Technical accuracy of the intra-articular procedure was determined by having 2 independent observers review and rate the quality of arthrograms obtained...
October 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733191/identification-of-subgroups-of-inflammatory-and-degenerative-mri-findings-in-the-spine-and-sacroiliac-joints-a-latent-class-analysis-of-1037-patients-with-persistent-low-back-pain
#19
Bodil Arnbak, Rikke Krüger Jensen, Claus Manniche, Oliver Hendricks, Peter Kent, Anne Grethe Jurik, Tue Secher Jensen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate subgroups of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings for the spine and sacroiliac joints (SIJs) using latent class analysis (LCA), and to investigate whether these subgroups differ in their demographic and clinical characteristics. METHODS: The sample included 1037 patients aged 18-40 years with persistent low back pain (LBP). LCA was applied to MRI findings of the spine and SIJs. The resulting subgroups were tested for differences in self-reported demographic and clinical characteristics...
October 13, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677100/steroid-vs-platelet-rich-plasma-in-ultrasound-guided-sacroiliac-joint-injection-for-chronic-low-back-pain
#20
Varun Singla, Yatindra K Batra, Neerja Bharti, Vijay G Goni, Neelam Marwaha
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use of steroids to treat sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain, their duration of pain reduction is short. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can potentially enhance tissue healing and may have a longer-lasting effect on pain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of PRP compared with methylprednisolone in ultrasound-guided SIJ injection for low back pain. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized open blinded end point (PROBE) study...
September 27, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
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