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Khodaeyani E - - 2010
Unwanted hair growth presents a significant problem for many patients and considerable resources are spent to achieve a hair-free appearance. Our aim of this study was to further evaluate the efficacy of this method in hirsutism in our region. Sixty patients with idiopathic hirsutism presenting to Dermatology Clinics of Tabriz ...
Burnett Mark G - - 2010
OBJECT Standard treatment options for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis include nonoperative therapies as well as decompressive laminectomy. The introduction of interspinous decompression devices such as the X-STOP has broadened treatment options, but data comparing these treatment strategies are lacking. The object of this study was to provide a cost-effectiveness ...
Hong Soon-Woo - - 2010
OBJECT Pseudarthrosis and adjacent-segment degeneration remain problems after fusion surgery. To overcome these complications, many dynamic stabilization methods have been developed. This study was conducted to elucidate the midterm results on the effectiveness of interspinous ligamentoplasty (ILP) to treat degenerative spondylolisthesis. METHODS Thirty-two consecutive surgeries involving decompression and ILP were ...
Yang Huilin - - 2010
The peripheral cortex of a vertebral body affected by Kümmell's disease is not always intact, resulting in high risk for cement leakage. This study used modified techniques to avoid cement extravasation and dislodgment and investigated the feasibility and efficacy of kyphoplasty for treatment of Kümmell's disease. Between May 2006 and ...
Palma Lucio - - 2010
This retrospective study assessed long-term clinical outcome in a series of patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy (ACD) for treatment of myeloradiculopathy secondary to one- to two-level cervical discoarthrosis. To verify concerns about long-term adverse clinical effects following ACD, a review of literature on the topic was also made. The clinical ...
Manchikanti Laxmaiah - - 2010
The pathophysiology of lumbar radicular pain is the subject of ongoing research, with a reported prevalence of sciatica or radiculitis ranging from 1.2% to 43%. Among the numerous non-surgical interventions available, epidural injections are the most commonly performed interventions in the United States in managing chronic low back and lower ...
Seichi Atsushi - - 2010
OBJECT The aim in this prospective study was to determine the morphological limitations of laminoplasty for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) by using intraoperative ultrasonography and to investigate correlations between ultrasonographic findings and 2-year follow-up results. METHODS Included in this study were 40 patients who underwent double-door ...
Gasbarrini Alessandro - - 2010
A semiprospective clinical study was conducted. To evaluate the efficacy of a new treatment algorithm for spinal metastases. The surgical treatments in spinal metastatic have been progressing in recent years, while the surgical indications have been controversial. A new treatment algorithm for spinal metastases was developed and prospectively applied clinically ...
Uzun S - - 2010
The Flexiblade(TM) is a new laryngoscope with a flexible blade, a handle and a lever, allowing gradual flexion over the distal half of the blade. In this study, we aimed to compare cervical vertebral movements during tracheal intubation with the Flexiblade and Macintosh laryngoscope in 32 patients undergoing elective surgery ...
Patel Pankaj R - - 2010
Magnetic resonance myelography (MRM) after lumbar discectomy is all too often an unrewarding challenge. A constellation of findings are inevitable, and determining their significance is often difficult. MRM is a noninvasive technique that can provide anatomical information about the subarachnoid space. Until now, there is no study reported in literature ...
Selviaridis P - - 2010
The prosthetic disc nucleus (PDN) device offers an adjunct treatment for patients with degenerative disc disease and herniation, who necessitate surgical intervention, avoiding total-disc replacement or fusion. This prospective, clinical study aimed to gauge the long-term effectiveness of microdiscectomy followed by PDN implantation in relieving pain and improving functional status ...
de Farias Neto Jader Pereira - - 2010
To compare the craniocervical angles and distances between temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) and free TMD subjects. The sample consisted of young adults, of both genders, with age ranging between 18 and 30 years. TMD diagnosis was based on the clinical criteria of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (RDC/TMD), associated with ...
Kumar Raj - - 2010
The most challenging component of spinal dysraphism is cord tethering. Tethering can occur due to single or multiple lesions within the same patient. It is imperative to aggressively identify and release all the tethering lesions in order to provide maximum benefit to the patient. With increasing number of tethering lesions, ...
Leonardi Massimo A - - 2010
Early postoperative MRI after spinal surgery is difficult to interpret because of confounding postoperative mass effects and frequent occurrence of epidural hematomas. Purpose of this prospective study is to evaluate prevalence, extent and significance of hematoma in the first postoperative week in asymptomatic patients after decompression for lumbar stenosis and ...
Arts Mark P - - 2010
Tubular discectomy compared with conventional microdiscectomy has been introduced to speed up the rate of recovery in patients with lumbar disc related sciatica, although similar results have been shown. The authors performed a subgroup analysis to investigate whether certain patients might benefit more from either two surgical treatments. A double-blinded ...
Rades Dirk - - 2011
A score predicting post-radiotherapy (RT) ambulatory status was developed based on 2,096 retrospectively evaluated metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) patients. This study aimed to validate the score in a prospective series. The score included five factors associated with post-RT ambulatory status: tumor type, interval tumor diagnosis to MSCC, visceral metastases, ...
Kaito Takashi - - 2010
OBJECT: Spinal fusion at the L4-5 disc space alters the normal biomechanics of the spine, and the loss of motion at the fused level is compensated by increased motion and load at the other unfused segments. This may lead to deterioration of the adjacent segments of the lumbar spine, called ...
Celik Suat Erol - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: The 2 groups of patients with severe lumbar spinal stenosis were prospectively compared as a case control study. OBJECTIVES: This prospective case control study sought to evaluate bilateral microdecompressive laminatomy (MDL) for treatment of severe lumbar spinal stenosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Total laminectomy is a general consensus ...
Botelho Ricardo Vieira - - 2010
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion had been considered a safe and effective procedure for radiculopathy and myelopathy in the cervical spine, but degeneration in adjacent spinal levels has been a problem in some patients after fusion. Since 2002, cervical disc arthroplasty has been established as an alternative to fusion. The ...
Bowers Christian - - 2010
The X-Stop interspinous device is designed for the treatment of patients with neurogenic intermittent claudication due to lumbar spinal stenosis. It distracts the posterior elements of adjacent vertebral bodies, unloading the intervertebral disc, limiting spinal extension, and improving central canal and neuroforaminal stenosis. In this paper, the authors reviewed the ...
Lazaro Bruno C R - - 2010
Cervical total disc replacement has emerged as a surgical option to preserve motion and potentially avoid adjacent-segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Recently, much attention has been directed at the ability of a given device to maintain and/or restore normal segmental alignment. Nonphysiological disc and segmental angulation could ...
Galarza Marcelo - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether clinical improvement is noticeable after a minimally invasive procedure such as that used with the Aperius PercLID System in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) and neurogenic intermittent claudication (NIC). The patients were treated with the aforementioned system at 3 ...
Lee D Y - - 2010
Decompression and spinal fusion have been generally recommended for spinal stenosis associated with low-grade degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS), although this is still controversial. The purpose of the present study is to analyze the clinical and radiological outcomes of interspinous dynamic stabilization using the Locker (WINNOVA co, Seoul, Korea) for lumbar canal ...
Shi Jiangang - - 2010
Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a severe complication of lumbar spinal disorders; it results from compression of the nerve roots of the cauda equina. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of a classification scheme of CES based on factors including clinical symptoms, imaging signs, and ...
Faldini Cesare - - 2010
Cervical degenerative pathology produces pain and disability, and if conservative treatment fails, surgery is indicated. The aim of this study was to determined whether anterior decompression and interbody fusion according to Cloward is effective for treating segmental cervical degenerative pathology and whether the results are durable after a 10-year-minimum follow-up. ...
Shin Jun Jae - - 2010
The neurological outcome of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) may depend on multiple factors, including age, symptom duration, cord compression ratio, cervical curvature, canal stenosis, and factors related to magnetic resonance (MR) signal intensity (SI). Each factor may act independently or interactively with others. To clarify the factors in prognosis, we ...
Silverplats Katarina - - 2010
Factors as age, sex, smoking, duration of leg pain, working status, type/level of disc herniation and psychosocial factors have been demonstrated to be of importance for short-term results after lumbar discectomy. There are few studies with long-term follow-up. In this prospective study of lumbar disc herniation patients undergoing surgery, the ...
van den Eerenbeemt Karin D - - 2010
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of total disc replacement surgery compared with spinal fusion in patients with symptomatic lumbar disc degeneration. Low back pain (LBP), a major health problem in Western countries, can be caused by a variety of pathologies, one of which ...
Veresciagina Kotryna - - 2010
The aim of our study was twofold: firstly, to compare the preoperative and postoperative results at mid-term follow-up periods along with the data of the control group. Secondly, to evaluate the effectiveness among open-discectomy and microdiscectomy surgical groups. In the present study, we investigated a cohort of 100 patients with ...
Kang Kyung-Chung - - 2010
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Advantages of cervical artificial disc replacement (ADR) are to preserve segmental range of motion (ROM) and avoid adjacent segmental disease. To achieve successful outcome after cervical ADR, ROM maintenance is important, but few authors have investigated the factors that influence the postoperative segmental ROM. PURPOSE: To evaluate the ...
Li Jian - - 2011
Postoperative intervertebral discitis occurs following spinal surgery. This study was done to evaluate the effect of percutaneous discectomy and drainage (PDD) for postoperative intervertebral discitis. A retrospective study of postoperative intervertebral discitis treated by PDD procedures was conducted from January 1997 to June 2006. There were 34 patients (24 males, ...
Yilmaz Cem - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study to compare the physiologic changes in lumbar disc surgery regarding to positions. OBJECTIVE: To compare the perioperative hemodynamic and respiratory functions between prone and knee-chest positions for lumbar disc surgery under spinal anesthesia. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal anesthesia is a safe but rarely used ...
Sanghvi Amish V - - 2011
Despite good posterior decompression of thoracic myelopathy due to ossification of ligamentum flavum (OLF), recovery varies widely from 25 to 100%. Neurological status on presentation also varies widely in different patients. We, therefore retrospectively studied relation of various clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters with preoperative neurological status and ...
Ahn Jae-Sung - - 2010
This study examined the prognostic factors that affect the surgical outcome of laminoplasty in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients by comparative analysis. Thirty nine patients, 26 males and 13 females, who were treated with laminoplasty for cervical myelopathy from September 2004 to March 2008 and followed up for 12 months or ...
Azuma Yoshikazu - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the responsible level of cervical myelopathy induced by ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). This was achieved by correlating the intervertebral range of motion (ROM) as the dynamic factor with the space available for spinal cord (SAC) as the static compression factor. ...
Spena Giannantonio - - 2010
The aim of this study was to analyze the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of craniocervical decompression for patients affected by Chiari I-related syringomyelia. We performed a retrospective analysis of a group of patients affected by Chiari I-associated syringomyelia treated by craniocervical decompression (CCD). Surgical and technical aspects and preoperative ...
Gray Matthew J - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective review of clinical outcomes after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery with allograft and plating in patients over 55 years of age. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of ACDF surgery in patients aged 55 years and older. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF surgery has been a ...
Tumialán Luis M - - 2010
OBJECT: The introduction of cervical and lumbar arthroplasty has allowed for management of cervical radiculopathy and lumbar degenerative disease in patients with the preservation of motion at the affected segment. While the early clinical outcomes of this technology appear promising, it remains unclear what activity limitations should be imposed after ...
Nardi PierVittorio - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective clinical investigation of a new interspinous device implanted via a totally percutaneous technique involving 152 consecutive patients. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the efficacy of the percutaneous Aperius stand alone implant in patients with degenerative lumbar stenosis and neurogenic intermittent claudication that did not respond ...
Roy Richard A - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate local paraspinal cutaneous temperature (CT) modifications after spinal manipulative therapy at L5. Twenty subjects with acute low back symptoms were randomly assigned to either a treatment or a sham group (n = 10 per group). Subjects underwent an 8-minute acclimatizing period. Temperature ...
Cho Chul-Bum - - 2010
This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) using two different stand-alone cages in the treatment of lumbar intervertebral foraminal stenosis (IFS). A total of 28 patients who underwent ALIF at L5-S1 using stand-alone cage were studied [Stabilis(R) (Stryker, Kalamazoo, ...
Ryu Sung-Joo - - 2010
This study assessed the safety and efficacy of one level unilateral laminotomy bilateral decompression (ULBD) with the placement of a device for intervertebral assisted motion (DIAM) compared with one level ULBD only in elderly patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS). A non randomized prospective analysis was performed on 16 ...
Holinka Johannes - - 2011
The aim of the study was to investigate the stabilising effect of dynamic interspinous spacers (IS) in combination with interlaminar decompression in degenerative low-grade lumbar instability with lumbar spinal stenosis and to compare its clinical effect to patients with lumbar spinal stenosis in stable segments treated by interlaminar decompression only. ...
Park Justin J - - 2010
Retrospective study of patients enrolled in a prospective randomized Food and Drug Administration trial with single level cervical disc replacement (CDR) with the ProDisc-C (Synthes, Paoli, PA). Evaluate the segmental range of motion (ROM) in the cervical spine pre- and postoperative after CDR. Each cervical level is believed to have ...
Słowińska Monika - - 2010
Ustekinumab is a new immunosuppressive anti-psoriasis agent. The drug targets the p40 subunit of IL-12 and IL-23 and indirectly inhibits cytokine production by Th17 cells. We present a case of a 36-year-old male patient with psoriasis, who received ustekinumab therapy, applied in 45mg subcutaneous injections at week 0, 4 and ...
Yajun Wu - - 2010
Lumbar fusion has been developed for several decades and became the standard surgical treatment for symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). Artificial total disc replacement (TDR), as an alternative for spinal arthrodesis, is becoming more commonly employed treating lumbar DDD. It is still uncertain whether TDR is more effective and ...
Cunningham Bryan W - - 2010
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The use of motion-preserving spinal implants versus conventional arthrodesis instrumentation systems, which stabilize operative segments, necessitates improved understanding of their effect on spinal kinematics and the biomechanically optimal method for surgical reconstruction. PURPOSE: The primary objective of this study was to measure operative- and adjacent-level kinematics after single- ...
Ohnmeiss Donna D - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: This study was based on a post hoc analysis of data collected from a prospective FDA-regulated trial comparing total disc replacement to fusion surgery. OBJECTIVE: he purpose of this study was to determine if the occurrence of adverse events (AEs) had an impact on outcomes of low back ...
Anakwenze Okechukwu A - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the athletic performance profiles after lumbar discectomy (LD) in a cohort of National Basketball Association (NBA) players in comparison with a control group of matched NBA players who did not undergo LD during the same study period. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LD ...
Dalgic A - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Unilateral hemilaminotomy (ULH) and/or bilateral hemilaminotomy (BLH) with limited facetectomy are defined approaches to decompress the thecal sac and exiting lumbar nerve roots without increasing the risk of subsequent spinal instability. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 18 cases with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with BLH or ULH that was ...
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