Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.
A chronic inflammatory condition affecting the axial joints, such as the SACROILIAC JOINT and other intervertebral or costovertebral joints. It occurs predominantly in young males and is characterized by pain and stiffness of joints (ANKYLOSIS) with inflammation at tendon insertions.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.
The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.
Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.
The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.
Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.
Narrowing of the spinal canal.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.
Space between the dura mater and the walls of the vertebral canal.
Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.
Mechanical food dispensing machines.
The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.
The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.
Inflammation of the joints of the SPINE, the intervertebral articulations.
Drugs that are used to treat RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
Inflammation of the SACROILIAC JOINT. It is characterized by lower back pain, especially upon walking, fever, UVEITIS; PSORIASIS; and decreased range of motion. Many factors are associated with and cause sacroiliitis including infection; injury to spine, lower back, and pelvis; DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS; and pregnancy.
Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.
Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.
A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.
A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)
A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)
A SMN complex protein that is essential for the function of the SMN protein complex. In humans the protein is encoded by a single gene found near the inversion telomere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5. Mutations in the gene coding for survival of motor neuron 1 protein may result in SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD.
A complex of proteins that assemble the SNRNP CORE PROTEINS into a core structure that surrounds a highly conserved RNA sequence found in SMALL NUCLEAR RNA. They are found localized in the GEMINI OF COILED BODIES and in the CYTOPLASM. The SMN complex is named after the Survival of Motor Neuron Complex Protein 1, which is a critical component of the complex.
A SMN complex protein that is closely-related to SURVIVAL OF MOTOR NEURON 1 PROTEIN. In humans, the protein is encoded by an often duplicated gene found near the inversion centromere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5.
A familial disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by the onset of progressive CHOREA and DEMENTIA in the fourth or fifth decade of life. Common initial manifestations include paranoia; poor impulse control; DEPRESSION; HALLUCINATIONS; and DELUSIONS. Eventually intellectual impairment; loss of fine motor control; ATHETOSIS; and diffuse chorea involving axial and limb musculature develops, leading to a vegetative state within 10-15 years of disease onset. The juvenile variant has a more fulminant course including SEIZURES; ATAXIA; dementia; and chorea. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1060-4)
Decrease in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or multiple organs, associated with a variety of pathological conditions such as abnormal cellular changes, ischemia, malnutrition, or hormonal changes.
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
A symptom complex consisting of pain, muscle tenderness, clicking in the joint, and limitation or alteration of mandibular movement. The symptoms are subjective and manifested primarily in the masticatory muscles rather than the temporomandibular joint itself. Etiologic factors are uncertain but include occlusal dysharmony and psychophysiologic factors.
The immovable joint formed by the lateral surfaces of the SACRUM and ILIUM.
A variety of conditions affecting the anatomic and functional characteristics of the temporomandibular joint. Factors contributing to the complexity of temporomandibular diseases are its relation to dentition and mastication and the symptomatic effects in other areas which account for referred pain to the joint and the difficulties in applying traditional diagnostic procedures to temporomandibular joint pathology where tissue is rarely obtained and x-rays are often inadequate or nonspecific. Common diseases are developmental abnormalities, trauma, subluxation, luxation, arthritis, and neoplasia. (From Thoma's Oral Pathology, 6th ed, pp577-600)
Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as FACIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.
Any compound that contains a constituent sugar, in which the hydroxyl group attached to the first carbon is substituted by an alcoholic, phenolic, or other group. They are named specifically for the sugar contained, such as glucoside (glucose), pentoside (pentose), fructoside (fructose), etc. Upon hydrolysis, a sugar and nonsugar component (aglycone) are formed. (From Dorland, 28th ed; From Miall's Dictionary of Chemistry, 5th ed)
Complex pharmaceutical substances, preparations, or matter derived from organisms usually obtained by biological methods or assay.
A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE that is the source of bryodin 1 (a ribosome-inactivating protein).

Spinal epidural abscess associated with epidural catheterization: report of a case and a review of the literature. (1/1040)

We describe a 53-year-old man who developed a catheter-related epidural abscess 8 days after left upper lobectomy for lung cancer. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was detected in a culture of the epidural pus. Magnetic resonance imaging was essential for the diagnosis of epidural abscess and for determining the extent of spread. The patient was treated by laminectomy and administration of appropriate antibiotics, with almost complete recovery, except for urinary retention. A literature search yielded 29 additional cases of catheter-related epidural abscess. The median duration of catheterization was 4 days and the median time to onset of the clinical symptoms after catheter placement was 8 days. Eleven of the 30 patients had some underlying disorders, including malignancy or herpes zoster, or were receiving steroids. Nine of the 10 patients with thoracic epidural abscess had persistent neurological deficits, whereas 12 of the 15 patients with lumbar epidural abscess showed a full recovery after treatment. Surgical decompression was not required in six patients without significant neurological deficits, who recovered following antibiotic treatment (four patients) or percutaneous drainage (two patients). Thoracic catheters are associated with a disproportionately high incidence of epidural abscess and persistent neurological sequelae following treatment.  (+info)

A five-year assessment of controlled trials of in-patient and out-patient treatment and of plaster-of-Paris jackets for tuberculosis of the spine in children on standard chemotherapy. Studies in Masan and Pusan, Korea. Fifth report of the Medical Research Council Working Party on tuberculosis of the spine. (2/1040)

In two centres in Korea 350 patients with a diagnosis of tuberculosis of the thoracic and/or lumbar spine were allocated at random: in Masan to in-patient rest in bed (IP) for six months followed by out-patient treatment or to ambulatory out-patient treatment (OP) from the start; in Pusan to out-patient treatment with a plaster-of-Paris jacket (J) for nine months or to ambulatory treatment without any support (No J). All patients recieved chemotherapy with PAS with isoniazid for eighteen months, either supplemented with streptomycin for the first three months (SPH) or without this supplement (PH), by random allocation. The main analysis of this report concerns 299 patients (eighty-three IP, eighty-three OP, sixty-three J, seventy No J; 143 SPH, 156 PH). Pre-treatment factors were similar in both centres except that the patients in Pusan had, on average, less extensive lesions although in a greater proportion the disease was radiographically active. One patient (J/SPH) died with active spinal disease and three (all No J/SPH) with paraplegia. A fifth patient (IP/PH) who died from cardio respiratory failure also had pulmonary tuberculosis. Twenty-three patients required operation and/or additional chemotherapy for the spinal lesion. A sinus or clinically evident abscess was either present initially or developed during treatment in 41 per cent of patients. Residual lesions persisted in ten patients (four IP, two OP, one J, three No J; six SPH, four PH) at five years. Thirty-two patients had paraparesis on admission or developing later. Complete resolution occurred in twenty on the allocated regimen and in eight after operation or additional chemotherapy or both. Of the remaining four atients, all of whom had operation and additional chemotherapy, three died and one still had paraparesis at five years. Of 295 patients assessed at five years 89 per cent had a favourable status. The proportions of the patients responding favourably were similar in the IP (91 per cent) and OP (89 per cent) series, in the J (90 per cent) and No J (84 per cent) series and in the SPH (86 per cent) and PH (92 per cent) series.  (+info)

Extradural inflammation associated with annular tears: demonstration with gadolinium-enhanced lumbar spine MRI. (3/1040)

Annular tears are manifest on MRI as the high-intensity zone (HIZ) or as annular enhancement. Patients with annular tears may experience low back pain with radiation into the lower limb in the absence of nerve root compression. Inflammation of nerve roots from leak of degenerative nuclear material through full-thickness annular tears is a proposed mechanism for such leg pain. The aim of this study is to illustrate the appearance of extradural enhancement adjacent to annular tears in patients being investigated for low back pain with radiation into the lower limb(s). Sagittal T1- and T2-weighted spin echo and axial T1-weighted spin echo sequences were obtained in eight patients being investigated for low back and leg pain. In all patients, the T1-weighted sequences were repeated following intravenous gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA). Annular tears were identified at 12 sites in eight patients. Extradural inflammation appeared as a region of intermediate signal intensity replacing the fat between the posterior disc margin and the theca, which enhanced following Gd-DTPA. The inflammatory change was always associated with an annular tear, and in four cases directly involved the nerve root. Enhancement of the nerve root was seen in two cases. The findings may be relevant in the diagnosis of chemical radiculopathy secondary to inflammation at the site of an annular leak from a degenerating disc.  (+info)

Can autologous bone culture predict spinal fusion capacity? (4/1040)

The capacity of the individual patient to initiate osteoblast proliferation as a predictor for successful lumbar spinal fusion has not yet been reported. The objectives of this study were, first, to analyze the relationship between in vitro osteoblast proliferation and clinical bony fusion in the individual patient in order to predict the fusion outcome and, second, to measure the effect of preoperative tobacco smoking on osteoblast proliferation. Sixty-one patients (mean age 46 years) underwent posterolateral lumbar fusion in the period 1994-1995. Thirty-eight patients received CD pedicle screw implants and 23 received posterolateral fusions alone. During surgery, autogenous iliac bone was harvested and 1 g of trabecular bone without blood or bone marrow was then isolated for cell culturing. The cultures were classified as excellent (confluence within 4 weeks), good (confluence between 4 and 6 weeks) and poor (no or poor growth). Spine fusion was evaluated by two independent observers from plain anterior-posterior, lateral, and flexion/extension radiographs taken 1 year postoperatively, and the functional outcome was measured by the Dallas Pain Questionnaire (DPQ). Twenty-three patients had excellent, 19 good, and 19 poor in vitro osteoblast proliferation. Bony fusion was obtained in 77% of patients: 83% in the CD instrumentation group and 70% in the non-instrumentation group (NS). There was no significant correlation between osteoblast proliferation and spinal fusion or functional outcomes when analyzing the CD instrumentation and non-instrumentation groups together or separately. Elderly patients had a significantly poorer osteoblast proliferation than younger patients (P < 0.008). Preoperative tobacco consumption had no discernible effect on osteoblast proliferation, and no correlation between smoking and fusion was found. Further refinement of autologous osteoblast culturing may provide a biological tool for selection of patients who require biological enhancement of their bone fusion capacity. The poorer osteoblast proliferation related to advanced age supports the important negative biological influence of age on bony fusion. However, with more sensitive testing and better discrimination, other results are possible - or can in any event not be excluded.  (+info)

Pulmonary embolism caused by acrylic cement: a rare complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty. (5/1040)

A pulmonary embolus of acrylic cement was present in a 41-year-old woman with Langerhans' cell vertebral histiocytosis (LCH) after percutaneous vertebroplasty. Chest radiograph and CT confirmed pulmonary infarction and the presence of cement in the pulmonary arteries. She was treated with anticoagulants, and responded favorably. This rare complication occurred because perivertebral venous migration was not recognized during vertebroplasty. Adequate preparation of cement and biplane fluoroscopy are recommended for vertebroplasty.  (+info)

Fungal spinal osteomyelitis in the immunocompromised patient: MR findings in three cases. (6/1040)

The MR imaging findings of fungal spinal osteomyelitis in three recipients of organ transplants showed hypointensity of the vertebral bodies on T1-weighted sequences in all cases. Signal changes and enhancement extended into the posterior elements in two cases. Multiple-level disease was present in two cases (with a total of five intervertebral disks involved in three cases). All cases lacked hyperintensity within the disks on T2-weighted images. In addition, the intranuclear cleft was preserved in four of five affected disks at initial MR imaging. MR features in Candida and Aspergillus spondylitis that are distinct from pyogenic osteomyelitis include absence of disk hyperintensity and preservation of the intranuclear cleft on T2-weighted images. Prompt recognition of these findings may avoid delay in establishing a diagnosis and instituting treatment of opportunistic osteomyelitis in the immunocompromised patient.  (+info)

Segmental spinal dysgenesis: neuroradiologic findings with clinical and embryologic correlation. (7/1040)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Segmental spinal dysgenesis (SSD) is a rare congenital abnormality in which a segment of the spine and spinal cord fails to develop properly. Our goal was to investigate the neuroradiologic features of this condition in order to correlate our findings with the degree of residual spinal cord function, and to provide insight into the embryologic origin of this disorder. We also aimed to clarify the relationship between SSD and other entities, such as multiple vertebral segmentation defects, congenital vertebral displacement, and caudal regression syndrome (CRS). METHODS: The records of patients treated at our institutions for congenital spinal anomalies were reviewed, and 10 cases were found to satisfy the inclusion criteria for SSD. Plain radiographs were available for review in all cases. MR imaging was performed in eight patients, one of whom also underwent conventional myelography. Two other patients underwent only conventional myelography. RESULTS: Segmental vertebral anomalies involved the thoracolumbar, lumbar, or lumbosacral spine. The spinal cord at the level of the abnormality was thinned or even indiscernible, and a bulky, low-lying cord segment was present caudad to the focal abnormality in most cases. Closed spinal dysraphisms were associated in five cases, and partial sacrococcygeal agenesis in three. Renal anomalies were detected in four cases, and dextrocardia in one; all patients had a neurogenic bladder. CONCLUSION: SSD is an autonomous entity with characteristic clinical and neuroradiologic features; however, SSD and CRS probably represent two faces of a single spectrum of segmental malformations of the spine and spinal cord. The neuroradiologic picture depends on the severity of the malformation and on its segmental level along the longitudinal embryonic axis. The severity of the morphologic derangement correlates with residual spinal cord function and with severity of the clinical deficit.  (+info)

Epidurography and therapeutic epidural injections: technical considerations and experience with 5334 cases. (8/1040)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Even in experienced hands, blind epidural steroid injections result in inaccurate needle placement in up to 30% of cases. The use of fluoroscopy and radiologic contrast material provides confirmation of accurate needle placement within the epidural space. We describe our technique and experience with contrast epidurography and therapeutic epidural steroid injections, and review the frequency of systemic and neurologic complications. METHODS: Epidural steroid injections were performed in 5489 consecutive outpatients over a period of 5 1/2 years by three procedural neuroradiologists. In 155 cases (2.8%), the injections were done without contrast material owing to either confirmed or suspected allergy. The remaining 5334 injections were performed after epidurography through the same needle. Patients and referring clinicians were instructed to contact us first regarding complications or any problem potentially related to the injection. In addition, the referring clinicians' offices were instructed to contact us regarding any conceivable procedure-related complications. RESULTS: Only 10 patients in the entire series required either oral (n = 5) or intravenous (n = 5) sedation. Four complications (0.07%) required either transport to an emergency room (n = 2) or hospitalization (n = 2). None of the complications required surgical intervention, and all were self-limited with regard to symptoms and imaging manifestations. Fluoroscopic needle placement and epidurography provided visual confirmation of accurate needle placement, distribution of the injectate, and depiction of epidural space disease. CONCLUSION: Epidurography in conjunction with epidural steroid injections provides for safe and accurate therapeutic injection and is associated with an exceedingly low frequency of untoward sequelae. It can be performed safely on an outpatient basis and does not require sedation or special monitoring.  (+info)

Cervical spine disorders are illnesses that affect the cervical spine, which is made up of the upper first seven vertebrae, encasing and shielding the spinal cord. This fragment of the spine starts from the region above the shoulder blades and ends by supporting and connecting the Skull. The cervical spine contains many different anatomic compositions, including muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints. All of these structures have nerve endings that can detect painful problems when they occur. Such nerves supply muscular control and sensations to the skull and arms while correspondingly providing our bodies with flexibility and motion.[1] However, if the cervical spine is injured it can cause many minor or traumatic problems, and although these injuries vary specifically they are more commonly known as cervical spine disorders as a whole.[1] It is through upper frontal chest discomfort (also known as cervical angina) and scapular pains which signs of cervical spine disorders are shown. In 1937 a ...
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The research is about a prospective study conducted in patients suffering from dysphagia and cervical spine disorders and how they are interrelated. Three questionnaires have been given to patients with neurologic deficits, the first of these investigates the occurence of dysphagia in the three stages of swallowing, the second looks into the quality of life following a stroke or other neurologic damage and the third analyses how cervical spine disorders can affect every day life. After the bedside examination, VFSS or FEES, the patients are submitted to swallowing and cervical resistance exercises in fixed time periods after their hospitalisation. The results will be collected and evaluated using the statistical programme SPSS ...
Genomic spine disorders have a basis in heredity which is something beyond the control of the individual. Typically, the patient with a underlying genomic spine disorder can, however, determine their future progress based on their willingness to commit to self-administered spine health programs. In this regard the keys to success involve the following:. Number one on the list is to not be a cigarette smoker. It has been well established that cigarette smokers have up to a 3 to 4 times higher incidence of disc degeneration than normal individuals. Number two on the list is good nutrition and a daily self-administered health program involving optimal body weight associated with good muscle tone and flexibility based on exercise, particularly swimming, the maintenance of good core body strength, the frequent utilization of safe spinal traction and exercise devices such as a Roman Chair:. Remarkably, there are many professional athleteswho have underline genomic spine disorders. These are the ...
Besides headaches, a back or spine disorder is among the most typical health issues affecting four of each and every five people. Spine disorders can span across days or perhaps days. This will depend on the seriousness of your problem how lengthy the discomfort may last. There are lots of signs and symptoms and results in of back problems, as much as 100 signs and symptoms have been discovered to become connected using the spine.. And for those who have mid back discomfort problems, then it is important that you should understand how to select the right bed mattress for spine disorders providing your spine using the necessary support it requires during rest.. How To Pick The Bed mattress. Memory foam. This can be a specifically designed kind of bed mattress to look after and treat a variety of spine problems. Attempt to go for individuals coil count with a minimum of 300 and above. Coil count refers back to the quantity of thread counts and it is a sign of the caliber of the bed mattress. The ...
Sometimes we discover spine disorders at birth due to abnormal leg or bladder function, an obvious physical deformity of the spine, or pain. Usually, we can see the spinal cord of children born with spina bifida or myelomeningocele on the surface of their lower back. We can also detect a spine disorder if your child has a fatty mass deep within the skin in the lower back, a small hole, patch of hair, or skin discoloration in the lower back, or malformations of the urologic and digestive tracts. If a child has a spine disorder left untreated, the child may develop difficulties walking or urinating, or experience pain in the lower back or legs.. To diagnose the underlying cause of your childs symptoms, your doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination, including an examination of all organ systems. Your physician may order X-rays, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging to confirm the diagnosis.. ...
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Ron Riesenburger, MD, has expertise in treating patients with spinal conditions. This includes the treatment of degenerative spinal diseases, such as spinal stenosis, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, pinched nerves, and scoliosis. He has expertise in minimally invasive spinal surgery as well as in complex deformity correction for scoliosis and kyphosis. After completing a neurosurgery residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Riesenburger pursued a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation specializing in all aspects of spine surgery. He is a neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center and associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. His research interests include optimizing pain control following minimal access lumbar fusion (TLIF) surgery, optimizing pain control following osteoporotic compression fractures, and improving osteotomy techniques/strategies for the treatment of the recurrently tethered spinal cord. Dr. Riesenburger is board certified in Neurosurgery ...
Human Spine Disorders illustrates how ones posture changes due to different types of spinal disorders as well as various causes of back pain.
The Spinal Surgery Outcomes Laboratory seeks to understand how various spinal surgical procedures and disease management strategies affect patient clinical outcomes. By applying statistical methodologies to large patient data sets we hope to discover novel findings that help advance spine surgery clinical practice and improve patient outcomes. Current research areas include: minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, spinal trauma, spinal tumors, spinal infections, spinal deformity and degenerative spinal disease.. ...
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This study published was published in the peer-reviewed journal Spine by Kenneth Heithoff and associates in 1994. These physicians were the pioneers who first brought disease entities such as Juvenile Discogenic Disease (JDD) to the attention of the medical establishment through spine imaging. Heithoff, who founded the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in Minneapolis, was also one of the first radiologists in the United States to apply CT as well as MRI imaging for the purpose of identifying genomic spine disorders. It continues to be clear that JDD is but one part of the spectrum of genomic spine disorders and is frequently seen in association with other congenital abnormalities (the Zebra Phenomenon principle).. The authors experience confirms that the majority of all patients (most particularly young individuals) presenting with significant back complaints have some form of an underlying genomic spine disorder. It is now clear that about 80% of patients being advised to have spinal ...
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) under hemodialysis (HD) are at greater risks of infectious spondylitis (IS), but there is no reliable predictor that facilitate early detection of this relatively rare and insidious disease. METHODS: A retrospective review of the medical records from patients with ESRD under HD over a 12-year period was performed at a tertiary teaching hospital, and those with a first-time diagnosis of IS were identified. A 1:4 propensity score-matched case-control study was carried out, and baseline characteristics, underlying diseases, and laboratory data were compared between the study group and the control group, one month before the date of diagnosis or the index date respectively. RESULTS: A total of 16 patients with IS were compared with 64 controls. After adjustment, recent access operation (odds ratio [OR], 13.27; 95% confidence interval [CI], 3.53 to 49.91; p < 0.001), degenerative spinal disease (OR, 12.87; 95% CI, 1.89 to 87.41; p = 0.009), HD ...
A spinal tumor is when unusual tissue begins growing and spreading in the spinal columns or spinal cords. The unusual tissue builds up from abnormal cells that multiply quickly in a specific region. Tumors generally are broken down into categories known as benign, meaning non-cancerous, or malignant, meaning cancerous, and also primary or secondary. Primary spinal tumors begin in either the spinal cord or spinal column, whereas secondary spinal tumors begin elsewhere and spread to the spinal region.[9] Symptoms for spinal tumors may vary due to factors such as the type of tumor, the region of the spine, and the health of the patient. Back pain is the most common symptom and it can be a problem if the pain is severe, has a time frame that lasts longer than it would for a normal injury, and becomes worse while laying down or at rest. Other symptoms, excluding back pains, are loss of muscle function, loss of bowel or bladder function, pain in the legs, scoliosis, or even unusual sensations in the ...
|p||i|Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders|/i|, the official journal of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), is an open access journal that publishes research on prevention, control, conservative and surgical treatment of all spinal deformities and disorders. The journal presents a balanced platform to bridge the knowledge between conservative treatments such as physiotherapy and bracing and surgical procedures to treat spinal disorders, in order to promote an integrated approach for patient evaluation and care.|/p|
As the man getting civilized, so are the diseases and so are the advancements in the treatments. In a world of stress and competition, diseases are more frequent as body undergoes a functional imbalances. But thanks to the medical scientists and the strenuously working doctors and paramedics for shielding the mankind with their innovative treatment approaches in curing the diseases. Medical sciences in recent years have grown up extensively in order to ease and comfort the patient suffering. One such new advancement in the field of medical sciences is spinal surgery with minimally invasive techniques which has helped to overcome the chronic backaches ...
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I am a 45 yr old single mom. I have 2 active children 10 and 8. I always remember having back pain. Scoliosis was the first one found when I was in 6th grade. I always remember waking up stiff as a child. I also remember times when my back would hurt so bad I stayed in bed for days. Back then you did not go the doctor unless you were really sick. I did go to a doctor for my back once when I was 12 or so. I had exercises to do but never went for a follow up. Now I have to plan every thing I do around pain meds. I really am just so tired of it all ...
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Spinal conditions and disorders are wide ranging and varied. They can indicate treatments ranging from NSAIDs through to posterior lumbar fusion surgery. Read more about possible treatments here. Book a consultation with Mr. Annis to see what treatment would be best for your spinal condition.
An understanding of the role of the primary spine practitioner is best understood from the following:. This individual, the primary spine practitioner (PSP), is provided specific training, tools and support to augment existing attributes regardless of the providers specific discipline. The PSP role allows for the existing professional workforce to be re-purposed and fill the need for first contact, best evidence, low cost management of all spine related disorders regardless of severity.1. Spine-related disorders are among the most debilitating and costliest health conditions our society faces. Over the past three decades, we have witnessed exponential growth of costs related to spine disorders, with current estimates approaching $90 billion a year. These direct costs of diagnosing and managing spine disorders include a 400 percent increase in opiate use, 200 percent increase in spine fusion surgery and 600 percent increase in use of epidural steroid injections. We have seen the indirect ...
The Stanford Neurological Spinal Disorders team provides comprehensive neurosurgical spine care to treat a wide range of spinal disorders in adults and children. Each year we treat thousands of patients with spinal disease and deformity. Our devoted multi-disciplinary team offers patients the highest level of expertise and latest technologies, and is comprised of experts in the fields of spinal reconstruction, spinal deformity, spinal tumors, minimally invasive surgery, radiosurgery, pain management, and psychiatry. Additionally, our surgeons and scientists collaborate on translational research projects, and are at the forefront of using innovative tools, such as robotics and virtual reality, to improve outcomes and achieve the best possible care for our patients. ...
The British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) actively promotes the study of spinal disorders with particular attention to the surgical treatment of spinal disease and disorders. Read more here. ...
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Have you tried acupuncture? It works! At the very least it will help with your pain and help promote healing. How much water do you drink daily? Do you drink a lot of caffeine? I am asking this because dessication is dryness and dehydration is a major cause of pain. I am not saying it is THE cause, but if you arent drinking at least 8-10 cups of water a day it may be making your symptoms worse. Allopathic medicine is atrocious IMO when it comes to dealing with back pain. Surgery helps MAYBE 40% of people and often causes MORE problems post should always be a last resort! Please try acupuncture. Visit to find a practitioner near you. Ask if they offer a sliding scale fee - many do. Best ...
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.. Study Status:. ...
i have been to the nuerosurgeon and am now being reffered to a nuerologistthe nuerosurgeon said my symptoms point to a lesion at c6 but nothings there plus stated to me its a mystery last couple weeks i have started to have spasm movement in my legs and arm and and a couple times my arms and lesg at the same timewhen i stretch my legs my right leg shakes badlytotally unsure whats happening and specialists are mistified to whats happeninghavent been to doctors yet about the movement spasmsif anyone has any ideas to what it maybe please postby what the nuerosurgeon says its not something that can be fixed by surgery or that theres nothing in scans that show a ause for such ...
This information is not designed to replace a physicians independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions or back problem. SpineUniverse does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use of the site is conditional upon your acceptance of our User Agreement ...
This information is not designed to replace a physicians independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions or back problem. SpineUniverse does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use of the site is conditional upon your acceptance of our User Agreement ...
Bulging spinal discs are one thing we see every day here at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders. We have 23 vertebral discs: 6 in the cervical spine, 12 in the thoracic/middle back, and 5 in the lower/lumbar spine. In most cases, the lumbar discs are the troublemakers. Bulging discs are common. Its estimated that as […] ...
Best spine clinic across globe to cure spine diseases. Dr. Arvind Bhave is a spine problem specialist, has an experience of more than 20 years in spine surgery and spinal disease cure. Spine clinic at Bhave hospital is leading spine surgery clinic in India.
Ultrasonography, also called sonography or medical ultrasound, is a diagnostic test performed to help diagnosis the cause of neck or back pain and spine disorders.
Pain back of arm can be a nightmare and make you feel very uneasy. There are differnet types of pain and among them all back of arm pain is severe. Arm pain is a major problem that can arise due to cervical spine disorder. Problems in the neck can affect the arm, shoulder and hand. People who are suffering from back of arm pain can be due to accident or injury of the neck area. ...
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Objective. Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) are frequently misdiagnosed and patients often receive anti-inflammatory drugs for their back pain. We studied the impact of these medications. Methods. We performed a prospective study enrolling patients with PVO and categorized them depending on their drugs intake. Then, we compared diagnosis delay, clinical presentation at hospitalization, incidence of complications, and cure rate. Results. In total, 79 patients were included. Multivariate analysis found no correlation between anti-inflammatory drug intake and diagnosis delay, clinical presentation, complications, or outcome. Conclusion. Anti-inflammatory drugs intake does not affect diagnostic delay, severity at diagnosis, or complications of PVO.
Mutations in SEPN1 cause congenital muscular dystrophy with spinal rigidity and restrictive respiratory syndrome. Moghadaszadeh, Behzad; Petit, Nathalie; Jaillard, Céline; Brockington, Martin; Roy, Susana Quijano; Merlini, Luciano; Romero, Norma; Estournet, Brigitte; Desguerre, Isabelle; Chaigne, Denys; Muntoni, Francesco; Topaloglu, Haluk; Guicheney, Pascale // Nature Genetics;Sep2001, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p17 One form of congenital muscular dystrophy, rigid spine syndrome (MIM 602771), is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by early rigidity of the spine and respiratory insufficiency. A locus on 1p35-36 (RSMD1) was recently found to segregate with rigid spine muscular dystrophy 1 (ref. 1).... ...
THORACIC HERNIATED DISC. Herniated Discs in the Thoracic region are relatively uncommon compared to the Cervical or Lumbar regions. The incidence in the USA is approximately is 1 in 1 million individuals per year with the Thoracic level accounting for 0.25-0.75% of all Disc Herniations. UNIQUE ANATOMICAL FEATURES. The Thoracic Spine is relatively inflexible and functions primarily to provide upright posture and to assist in weight-bearing of the Trunk, Head, and Upper Extremities. The Vertebral Bodies are taller posteriorly than anteriorly, resulting in an anterior concavity (called the Thoracic Kyphosis.). The Thoracic Spine is considered to be a more stable structure (compared to the Cervical and Lumbar regions) as a result of the connections of the Sternum (in the front of the Chest) and the Ribs which articulate with each Thoracic Vertebra. This stability also translates to the projected natural history of Herniated Thoracic Discs which are also unusually stable compared to Herniated ...
The achievement of a given change score on a valid outcome instrument is commonly used to indicate whether a clinically relevant change has occurred after spine surgery. However, the achievement of such a change score can be dependent on baseline values and does not necessarily indicate whether the patient is satisfied with the current state. The achievement of an absolute score equivalent to a patient acceptable symptom state (PASS) may be a more stringent measure to indicate treatment success.This study aimed to estimate the score on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI, version 2.1a; 0-100) corresponding to a PASS in patients who had undergone surgery for degenerative disorders of the lumbar spine.This is a cross-sectional study of diagnostic accuracy using follow-up data from an international spine surgery registry.The sample includes 1,288 patients with degenerative lumbar spine disorders who had undergone elective spine surgery, registered in the EUROSPINE Spine Tango Spine Surgery Registry.The main
WASHINGTON -- Treatment with the tumor necrosis factor inhibitor certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) led to significant improvements in the symptoms and signs of axial spondyloarthritis, a researcher reported
Emerging Scientific Studies. Several scientific reports regarding Artificial Cervical Joint Devices have become available. One such initial long term follow-up for Artificial Disc Implantation was reported at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting held in San Francisco on 26 April 2006. The report was based upon a European Multi-center Study that was tabulated in Leuven, Belgium and consisted of 67 patients, some of whom have been monitored for up to 9 years. The authors identified several unanticipated consequences of the artificial disc that was used in this study (the Bryan-type device shown in Figures 15 & 16 above.) Whereas it was hoped that progression of Spondylosis (Bone Spur formation) at the adjacent Cervical Levels would be markedly reduced, if not aborted entirely, in actual fact there was progression of the Spondylosis at the adjacent level(s) in 20 of 38 patients (52.6%).. It appears that the device designers and manufacturers, have ...
The cervical spine syndrome The term cervical spine syndrome or cervical spine syndrome for short, summarizes typical symptoms that arise in the area of
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Dr Michael Coroneos : Master CIME & Senior Neurosurgeon Booking details: Monday -Thursday please call 07-38319511 Friday please call 07-33441440 Dr Coroneos consults BOTH in the city at Silverton Place, Suite 73, 101 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane AND in the new Sunnybank Private Hospital Consulting suites ( Level 1, new street facing building with lots of close and free parking!) up the ramp at 245 McCullough Street, Sunnybank ( across from McDonalds) AND in Sydney . MCIME MB BS (1st Class Hons) 1980, FACS, FRCS(IRE), FRACS(AUS) , FRCS (EDIN) SN , FRCS(ENG),FRCS(Glasg), FWAMS, MAPS, MNSA, MNSQ: Senior Brisbane Neurosurgeon for balanced & experienced senior neurosurgical management in Queensland. Neurosurgical management of lumbar & cervical radiculopathy by decompression/ discectomy/ rhizolysis / fusion; spinal malignancy/ sepsis; peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes; brain tumours; neurotrauma. UQ1980(MB BS 1st Class Hons). Senior Brisbane Neurosurgeon: FRACS 1988 Neurosurgery
Stuart Braun, MD, Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics, and Director, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Program, at Tufts Childrens Hospital at Tufts Medical Center, helps shed light on the condition and what a diagnosis could mean for children and their families, including orthopedic bracing and the potential social challenges.
spinal condition. Listed: April 2015. Leo is a bright handsome boy and his development is on par with his peers. In his report from when he was five he was doing everything any child that age would do, knew his colors, could tell stories, could explain how things work, had learned to count and could do addition and subtraction. Hes described as outgoing and actively involved in running, jumping and climbing with the others in their outdoors games. Sometimes hes selected to be the teachers helper in his class at school, and hes well-liked by the aunties at the institution and by his classmates. Indoors, he likes to chill with his buddies watching cartoons. Hes been diagnosed with a spinal condition but hasnt had surgery and doesnt take medication for it, although it needs some management. Its reported that he especially enjoys being helpful to others.. ...
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OC Regenerative Medicine uses a back arthritis and spine disease protocol with the goal of anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors) providing relief. Treatment is targeted to the area of inflammation by using contrast enhanced MRI. The planning MRI allows precise targeted delivery of the SVF using image guided injection. This is outpatient takes approximately 3 hours including SVF harvesting and procurement. Ultrasound is used in targeting and deployment at OC Regenerative Medicine like no other center in the world for deploying SVF into backs meaning the entire procedure can be accomplished without the use of ionizing radiation. ...
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An internal brace system includes a pair of implantable rods for mounting on either side of the spinal column co-extensive with a portion of the spinal column to be treated. Transverse bars rigidly connect the rods together in spaced-apart parallel arrangement to provide a unitary internal brace stabilizing structure. Pairs of anchors in the form of cuffs are provided with one of each pair on respective transverse processes of each selected vertebra in the portion of the spinal column to be treated. A flexible first tie member extends from each anchor cuff to a sleeve on a respective rod on either side of the spinal column for retaining individual vertebra in a predetermined location relative to the internal brace system and against torsional forces applied through the spinal column. A further anchor is provided on the spinous process of the selected vertebra. Second flexible tie members extend from the respective cuffs on the transverse processes to the anchor on the spinous process in order to prevent
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INTRODUCTIONThere is a growing appreciation of the significance of the intervertebral disk in its relationship to spinal disease. When it is remembered that the
A spinal fixation apparatus and method wherein various elements are mounted to the vertebra and the sacrum of a spine and are selectively interconnected to achieve a predetermined fixation and/or correction of a particular spinal condition. The apparatus includes pedicle screws, bone screws, sacral rods, sublaminar hooks, spinous process hooks, longitudinal rods, lateral rods, universal interlinks, rod clamps, and pedicle screw anchors, all of which can be readily interconnected into a predetermined construct as a spinal fixation apparatus. A burr guide apparatus is provided to prepare the access site for a pedicle screw and a sacral screw guide is used to accurately align the pilot holes for the sacral screws.
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Dr. Bryce Benbow is a board certified, fellowship-trained minimally invasive spine surgeon in Dallas, Texas who treats all aspects of spinal diseases and degenerative disorders of the thoracic, cervical and lumbar spine. Dr. Benbow specializes in endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery for comprehensive treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He provides the most advanced techniques and cuttingedge technology in caring for his patients. His use of endoscopic techniques minimizes damage to soft tissues and muscle, eliminating the need to remove bone or ligaments, and essentially eliminates postoperative scarring, thus minimizing postoperative pain and recovery time. This allows patients to return to an active, pain-free lifestyle much quicker.. Dr. Bryce Benbow is a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon with the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute. ...
Spinal disorders are widespread and affect always more people thus the entire Civil Society; back pain is the second reason responsible for absenteeism from work after the common flux. While the constant drive for the development of always more sophisticated spine surgery technologies is skyrocketing, there is no obvious additional healthcare benefit; spine surgery revision rate remains high - about 10-15% at 10 years. The global population is currently undergoing an upward shift in its age structure due to decreasing fertility rates and increasing life expectancy. As a result, clinicians worldwide will be required to manage an increasing number of spinal disorders specific to the elderly and the aging of the spine. Elderly individuals pose unique challenges to health care systems and to spinal physicians as these patients typically have an increased number of medical comorbidities, reduced bone density mass, more severe spinal degeneration and a greater propensity to falls 1). Value can be ...
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All 7 patients with RA were Bio-naive, received the biosynthetic DMARDS and achieved remission in 3 months. Pre treatment average DAS score was 5.65 and 3 months following treatment, the average DAS 28 score was 2.01, which shows significant improvement. The girl with SLE has responded dramatically following Mabtas therapy. In the Spondyloarthropathy group, all but one had spinal disease only. Pre treatment average BASDAI was 6.64 and 3 months following biosimilars BASDAI was 2.6. To date no infective complications were reported. All are maintained on oral DMARDS either Methotrexate or Leflunomide without steroids. ...
When should I consider surgery?. Surgery is indicated when conservative therapy fails, the patient becomes dysfunctional and/or the patient is experiencing progressive neurological problems.. Surgery is typically the last resort when it comes to treating spinal conditions in the neck or back. If various minimally invasive and non-operative treatments have been attempted without improvement and the patients condition worsens over time, then surgical treatment may be recommended. The decision for surgery should be individualized to the patient, the patients symptoms and the patients level of function.. Am I a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?. The field of minimally invasive spine surgery continues to grow and many surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. Certain conditions may require an in-patient/open procedure, such as a severe scoliosis, spinal tumors and some infections. Your surgeon will review all procedure options with you.. Do I need an MRI, CAT Scan and/or an ...
OAB is complex. The most widely known symptom is urge incontinence: having to rush to the toilet as soon as the warning of the need to pass urine, but often leaking before getting there. In most cases, the cause is unknown and may happen at any age, but it can also occur as a result of neurological and spinal diseases and trauma to the brain or spine. However, there is also urgency, which is the same need to rush to the toilet, but without actually leaking. The other parts of the syndrome are frequency (needing to pass urine more than the average five or six times a day, on a regular basis) and nocturia (needing to get up at night - once or twice a night is normal, especially in older people, but more than that is a problem).. Bedwetting ...
Our very good friend Eric Williams (Captain Black of Captn Blacks Sea Dogs) is having to have back surgery to combat spinal disease. Currently he is unable to work, and they are having a hard time making ends meet between medical bills and ...
Result of Treatment for Elderly Patient with Hip FractureResults of Treatments for Spinal Disease Patients Hip fracture in the elderly is one of the common…
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In 1885 the Santa Claus Society, a childrens charity, began selling toys at Christmas for children in hospital (later suitable gifts for adults were also provided). It was difficult to find long-term convalescent beds for children with hip and spinal diseases, so the Society decided to open up its own home in a private house in South Grove (later renamed Highgate West Hill). Treatments, such as were available, were aimed at preventing the children from becoming hopeless cripples ...
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Inspired Spine makes minimally invasive keyhole spinal care easy on you.. Inspired Spine is a total spine care provider dedicated to relieving chronic back-pain with the least invasive treatment possible. We are changing the standard of care for the most complex spinal conditions with our unique keyhole spinal fusions - minimally invasive keyhole outpatient procedures that make your recovery faster and easier. ...
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Each child may experience symptoms differently. The major clinical feature of lordosis is a prominence of the buttocks. Symptoms will vary depending if lordosis occurs with other defects, such as muscular dystrophy, developmental dysplasia of the hip, or neuromuscular disorders.. Back pain, pain down the legs, and changes in bowel and bladder habits are not commonly associated with lordosis. A child experiencing these types of symptoms requires immediate medical evaluation by a physician.. The symptoms of lordosis may resemble other spinal conditions or deformities, or may be a result of an injury or infection. Always consult your childs physician for a diagnosis.. ...
Traction plays an important role to treat spinal conditions. Traction helps to separate the vertebrae and an unweight the soft tissue of the back thus relieving pain and stress to the spine. Highland Orthopedic Supply carries a number of Spinal traction units. ...
This website is a patient resource compiled from information from leading spinal surgeons practicing in South Africa and complements the My Spine - Lumbar and My Spine - Cervical information booklets that you can obtain directly from your spinal specialist. You will find information about spinal conditions and treatment on this website. ...
Printer Friendly Version. The Bassett Spine Care Institute is dedicated to educating the community and treating patients with a variety of spinal conditions. The Institutes providers share a common mission and vision developed to achieve the most favorable outcomes.. Mission: The Bassett Spine Care Institute strives to provide compassionate, ethical, efficient and effective spine care to patients of Bassett Healthcare Network and the surrounding communities.. Vision: Shared principles of patient centered care will be a foundation for efforts related to ongoing education, research and individual treatment options. Members of the Bassett Spine Care Institute share a common goal and foresight, such that the Institute will be respected as a leader in comprehensive spine care for central New York.. Members of the Spine Care Institute represent multiple specialties and locations within Bassett Healthcare Network: Primary Care, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Anesthesia Pain Services, Pain Psychology, ...
Scoliosis is an unnatural lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can be a dangerous medical condition due to the progression over time of the Cobb angle. The Cobb angle is used by specialists to measure the magnitude of scoliosis and other spinal conditions, first used in 1948 (
"Diseases of the Spinal Cord". Springer Science & Business Media. 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2016. "Padma Awards" (PDF). ... Edmund Critchley, Andrew Eisen (Editors) (2012). Diseases of the Spinal Cord. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 453. ISBN ... Tirupati and has contributed chapters to books including Diseases of the Spinal Cord, published in 2012. The Government of ...
Wilson, John Eastman (1909). "Diseases affecting the spinal grey-matter". Diseases of the nervous system. Boericke & Runyon. ... variability in age at onset and disease progression highlighting the phenotypic overlap with Fazio-Londe disease". Brain & ... There are three documented cases of BVVL where the patient died within the first five years of the disease. On the contrary, ... The other two siblings showed symptoms of Fazio-Londe disease and died before the age of two. As of 2015, there are ...
Maurice-Williams, R.S. (2013). Spinal Degenerative Disease. Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-4831-9340-3. Hwang, Joon Ho ... comparison of diseases common to humans and animals Virchow's disease, leontiasis ossea, now recognized as a symptom rather ... He went further and stated that the cell was the basic unit of the body that had to be studied to understand disease. Although ... He proposed that diseases came from abnormal activities inside the cells, not from outside pathogens. He believed that ...
G94) Other disorders of brain in diseases classified elsewhere. *(G95) Other diseases of spinal cord *(G95.0) Syringomyelia and ... G12) Spinal muscular atrophy and related syndromes *(G12.0) Werdnig-Hoffmann disease (spinal muscular atrophy type 1) ... G00-G99 - Diseases of the nervous system[edit]. (G00-G09) Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system[edit]. *(G00) ... G32.0) Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord in diseases classified elsewhere. *(G32.8) Other specified degenerative ...
Macewan W (1893). Pyogenic Infective Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord. Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons. Ingraham FD, ... Brain abscess is usually associated with congenital heart disease in young children. It may occur at any age but is most ... Raimondi AJ, Matsumoto S, Miller RA (1965). "Brain abscess in children with congenital heart disease". J Neurosurg. 23 (6): 588 ... Fungi and parasites may also cause the disease. Fungi and parasites are especially associated with immunocompromised patients. ...
Erb-Charcot disease - spastic spinal paralysis). Handbuch der Krankheiten des Nervensystems. (Textbook on disorders of the ... Erb-Charcot paralysis: a rare form of spinal syphilis; named with French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Erb's point: an ... In 1878, he described myasthenia gravis, a condition sometimes referred to as the "Erb-Goldflam disease" (named along with ... Handbuch der Krankheiten der peripheren cerebrospinalen Nerven (Textbook involving disorders of the peripheral cerebro-spinal ...
She was a close friend of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix of Hesse). She died of a progressive spinal disease. Prince Dmitry ...
"Neutrophils mediate blood-spinal cord barrier disruption in demyelinating neuroinflammatory diseases". Journal of Immunology. ... On the other hand, the 6A allele has been found to be associated with diseases characterized by insufficient MMP-3 expression ... MMP-3 also does damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB), the functional equivalent of the blood-brain barrier, after ... Lee JY, Choi HY, Ahn HJ, Ju BG, Yune TY (Nov 2014). "Matrix metalloproteinase-3 promotes early blood-spinal cord barrier ...
It specializes in its treatment of pulmonary diseases and spinal surgery. Kaplan Medical Center (founded in 1953) in Rehovot. ...
Motor neurone disease (sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a chronic, progressive, ... Motor neurone disease. Classification and external resources. spinal diagram. ICD-10. G12.2. ... These diseases get worse with time. They cause increasing disability and, eventually, death. There is no known cure. It is ... Motor neurone disease does not show many symptoms, making it very hard to diagnose. It usually affects people ages 40-60. The ...
Diagnosis of the Diseases of the Brain and of the Spinal Cord, (New York: William Wood & Co, 1885). A Manual of Diseases of the ... The Diagnosis of Diseases of the Spinal Cord, (London: J & AChurchill, 1880). Epilepsy and other Chronic Convulsive Disorders, ... Gowers produced the majority of his major works, including the two-volume Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System, in the ... The book is still used today by medical professionals as a primary reference for this disease.[citation needed] A master of ...
Spinal Cord Vascular Diseases-Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition: ScholarlyPaper. ScholarlyEditions. ISBN ... It is a spinal cord injury caused by hyperextension of the back. When the back is hyperextended, a blood vessel leading to the ... Rehabilitation in spinal cord injury Hawkes, Christopher H.; Sethi, Kapil D.; Swift, Thomas R. Instant Neurological Diagnosis: ... Harrigan, Mark R.; Deveikis, John P. (2012). Handbook of cerebrovascular disease and neurointerventional technique (2nd ed.). ...
... and the identification of the spinal malady Bekhterev's Disease. Stamps issued: Soviet Union (1952); Russia (2007) Georg von ... Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, and nuiliary aneurysms. He is also remembered for his ideas on the subjects of hypnosis and ... and the first Russian journal on nervous diseases in 1896. Moreover, Bekhterev made a variety of significant contributions to ...
The Phenomena of Spinal Irritation and Other Functional Diseases. John Churchill, London 1858 online; 3rd edition, with title, ...
DFINE developed products for the treatment of spinal diseases using a radiofrequency platform. The platform covers two ... As of 2014, the system has been used to treat more than 15,000 spinal fractures worldwide. The STAR Tumor Ablation System is an ... "DFine treatment OKd for spinal cancer". San Jose Business Journal. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2014. Jennings, J.; W. ... development of minimally invasive therapeutic devices built upon a radiofrequency platform for the treatment of spinal diseases ...
He also founded the first infirmary for spinal diseases in London in 1837. He was a member of the Royal Society. Edward ... in persons affected with spinal diseases. London Medical and Physical Journal, 1820. Andrew Wear. Medicine in society, page 232 ... ISBN 978-0-521-33639-0. Weiner MF, Silver JR (September 2008). "Edward Harrison and the treatment of spinal deformities in the ...
Pathological and practical researches on diseases of the brain and the spinal cord. Edinburgh: Waugh and Innes. "Former Fellows ... Pathological and Practical Researches on Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord, regarded as the first textbook in ... neuropathology, and Researches on the Diseases of the Intestinal Canal, Liver and other Viscera of the Abdomen, both published ...
Common pathologies included Malaria, Menengitis, Respiratory disease and spinal paralysis. The boreholes had broken down but ...
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"Spinal cord stimulation for angina pectoris and peripheral vascular disease". Anesthesiol Clin North America. 21: 797-804. doi: ...
He suffered severe disability from a spinal disease contracted there. He became a teacher and, at Wren and Gurney, the crammer ...
This protein has been linked to X-linked spinal muscular atrophy type 2, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancers. The UBA1 gene ... UBA1 has also been implicated in other neurodegenerative diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy, as well as cancer and ... "Systemic restoration of UBA1 ameliorates disease in spinal muscular atrophy". JCI Insight. 1 (11): e87908. doi:10.1172/jci. ... Mutations in UBA1 are associated with X-linked spinal muscular atrophy type 2. ...
"Therapeutic Relevance of Ozone Therapy in degenerative diseases: Focus on Diabetes and Spinal Pain". Journal of cellular ... heart disease, Alzheimer's dementia, Lyme disease, though supportive evidence for these applications is limited. Theories about ... This therapy has been proposed for use in various diseases, including cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, ... "Validity of Oxygen-Ozone Therapy as Integrated Medication Form in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases". Cardiovascular & ...
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, an infantile-onset type of spinal muscular atrophy.. ...
Nerve conduction studies can only diagnose diseases on the muscular and nerve level. They cannot detect disease in the spinal ... the brain and the spinal cord. Neuroscience contributes to human neuromechanics by studying how different neurological diseases ... was increased and on occasion separated from the M2 spinal reflex response. The separation between the M2 and M3 spinal reflex ... Claus, D; Schöcklmann, HO; Dietrich, HJ (1986). "Long latency muscle responses in cerebellar diseases". European Archives of ...
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Kümmell's work involved the treatment of fractures, bone implants and diseases of the spinal column. He also conducted ... "Kümmell's disease": Also known as delayed post-traumatic osteonecrosis of a vertebral body. "Kümmell's point": A diagnostical ... extensive research of bladder and kidney disturbances, diseases of the chest, et al. He was among the first surgeons to ...
Abercrombie J. Pathological and practical researches on diseases of the brain and the spinal cord. Edinburgh: Printed for Waugh ... Hill concluded that syphilis and sibbens were the same disease and that sibbens, having been introduced into a family by sexual ... Hill was clear that sibbens and what he termed West Indian yaws were distinct diseases. Subsequent writers credited Hill and ... His report on two cases of hydatid disease describes one patient discharging hydatid cysts via a chronic cutaneous fistula from ...
Back pain Degenerative disc disease Spinal decompression Lumbar spinal stenosis Anulus fibrosus. Artificial intervertebral disc ... A spinal disc herniation, commonly referred to as a slipped disc, can happen when unbalanced mechanical pressures substantially ... Other spinal disorders can affect the morphology of intervertebral discs. For example, patients with scoliosis commonly have ... This degeneration causes stiffness and sometimes even curvature in the lumbar and thoraco-lumbar spinal region. While this may ...
... is suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy disease from her childhood. She started her career as daily writer ...
Adaszewski S1, Dukart J, Kherif F, Frackowiak R, Draganski B; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2013). "How early ... can we predict Alzheimer's disease using computational anatomy?". Neurobiol Aging. 34 (12): 2815-26. doi:10.1016/j. ... sciences and computational modeling to quantitatively define and investigate problems in neurological and psychiatric diseases ...
... while imbalance results in disease. Such disease-inducing imbalances can be adjusted and balanced using traditional herbs, ... Spinal manipulation aims to treat "vertebral subluxations" which are claimed to put pressure on nerves. Chiropractic was ... A belief that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people cures similar symptoms in sick people.[n 8] ... Treatments for severe diseases such as cancer and HIV infection have well-known, significant side-effects. Even low-risk ...
Diseases and symptoms[edit]. Pneumonia is the most common of the S. pneumoniae diseases which include symptoms such as fever ... Pneumococcal meningitis is an infection of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include stiff neck, fever, ... 16: Pneumococcal Disease". In Atkinson W; Wolfe S; Hamborsky J. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases ( ... "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. *^ "Pneumococcal vaccines WHO position paper--2012" (PDF). Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 87 ...
Volkow ND, Koob GF, McLellan AT (January 2016). "Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction". N. Engl. J ... In "central sensitization," nociceptive neurons in the dorsal horns of the spinal cord become sensitized by peripheral tissue ... 2001). Immunobiology 5: The Immune System in Health and Disease. New York: Garland Pub., ISBN 0-8153-3642-X ... of thought that believes that there are different genetic loci for different ethnicities for the same inflammatory disease.[16] ...
SP concentrations cannot yet be used to diagnose disease clinically or gauge disease severity. It is not yet known whether ... In 1983, NKA (previously known as substance K or neuromedin L) was isolated from porcine spinal cord and was also found to ... Microbial Toxins and Diarrhoeal Disease. Ciba Found. Symp. 112. pp. 139-54. doi:10.1002/9780470720936.ch8. PMID 2861068.. ... Quantification in diseaseEdit. Elevation of serum, plasma, or tissue SP and/or its receptor (NK1R) has been associated with ...
Lindvall O (2003). "Stem cells for cell therapy in Parkinson's disease". Pharmacol Res 47 (4): 279-87. PMID 12644384. ... "Index of CD34+ Cells and Mononuclear Cells in the Bone Marrow of Spinal Cord Injury Patients of Different Age Groups: A ... "Cell replacement therapy in neurological disease". Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361 (1473): 1463-75. PMC 1664668. PMID ... "Stem-cell therapy shows promise for horse soft-tissue injury, disease". DVM Newsmagazine. Vaadatud 2013-10-21 ...
listen)) is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.[4][5] The word "medicine" is ... A main focus of neuroscience is the biology and physiology of the human brain and spinal cord. Some related clinical ... Preventive medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease. *Community health or public health is an ... Pathology as a medical specialty is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of diseases and the morphologic, ...
Spinal manipulation, which chiropractors call "spinal adjustment" or "chiropractic adjustment", is the most common treatment ... subluxation is the sole cause of disease and manipulation is the cure for all diseases of the human race.[4][41] A 2003 ... spinal manipulation was ineffective at treating any condition.[9] Spinal manipulation may be cost-effective for sub-acute or ... "Spinal manipulation for primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 3 (3): CD002119. doi: ...
Significant diseases. Cancer, bone fractures. Significant tests. screening tests, X-ray, CT, MRI, PET, bone scan, ... The ability to work in two planes is important for orthopedic and spinal surgery and can reduce operating times by eliminating ...
... which may be useful in case of fecal incontinence or neurologic diseases, including traumatic spinal cord injuries; ... However, the sensitivity of the DRE for injuries of the spinal cord, pelvis, and bowel is poor, and false positive and negative ... Colorectal Disease. 10 (8): 789-792. doi:10.1111/j.1463-1318.2007.01381.x. PMID 17868406.. ... acute abdominal symptoms indicating a serious underlying disease). Although a Journal of Emergency Medicine paper concludes: " ...
Mixed connective tissue disease - a disease of the autoimmune system, also undifferentiated connective tissue disease. ... In the central nervous system, the three outer membranes (the meninges) that envelop the brain and spinal cord are composed of ... "Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 17 (2): 125-139. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2006.10.005. PMC 4426988. PMID ... Congenital diseases include Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.. *Myxomatous degeneration - a pathological weakening of ...
Spinal cord and other tissuesEdit. The pons in the brainstem is a specific region that consists of myelinated axons much like ... Hourigan CS (2006). "The molecular basis of coeliac disease". Clin Exp Med (Review). 6 (2): 53-59. doi:10.1007/s10238-006-0095- ... The spinal cord is made up of bundles of these axons. Glial cells such as Schwann cells in the periphery or, within the cord ... The medulla oblongata is at the start of the spinal cord and is composed mainly of neuron tissue enveloped in oligodendrocytes ...
... people with some muscle diseases, and people with limited range of motion in the hip or knee joints.[10] Tilting options are ... The use of reclining wheelchairs is particularly common among people with spinal cord injuries such as quadriplegia.[10] ...
Spinal α2 and α3 containing GABAA receptors are responsible for the anti-hyperalgesic action of intrathecal diazepam. This was ... "Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 1 (4): 329-43. PMC 2424120. PMID 18568113.. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style: ... GABAA receptors in the periaqueductal gray are pro-nociceptive at supraspinal sites while GABAA that are found in the spinal ... Additionally, studies in α5 mice showed that the spinal α5-containing GABAA receptor has a minor role in inflammatory pain. An ...
Clemens, S.; Rye, D; Hochman, S (2006). "Restless legs syndrome: Revisiting the dopamine hypothesis from the spinal cord ... Merlino, G. (2005). "Sleep disorders in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis therapy". Nephrology Dialysis ... clinical study of hitherto overlooked disease". Ekbom tegeles haiguse uurimisega kogu oma elu vältel. Ta kirjeldas peamisi ...
Spinal cord injury. During spinal shock, the bladder is flaccid and unresponsive. It becomes overfilled, and urine dribbles ... When the sacral dorsal roots are cut in experimental animals or interrupted by diseases of the dorsal roots such as tabes ... The bladder can be made to contract by voluntary facilitation of the spinal voiding reflex when it contains only a few ... Bladder afferent signals ascend the spinal cord to the periaqueductal gray, where they project both to the pontine micturition ...
For example, people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often use an inhaler when they have trouble ... They are at the very top of the spinal cord, near the neck. [6] ...
Met-enkephalin and leu-enkephalin are in the brain stem and spinal cord; they are the pain killers of the spinal cord.[3] Both ... diabetes and psychiatric diseases too.[6] ...
Bhumibol suffered from lumbar spinal stenosis, and received a microsurgical decompression for the condition in July 2006.[102][ ... WikiLeaks cables reveal scandal and disease in Thai royal family The Australian, 24 June 2011 ... it was revealed as part of WikiLeaks's leak of United States diplomatic cables that he had suffered from Parkinson's disease ...
For example, strychnine acts as an allosteric inhibitor of the glycine receptor in the mammalian spinal cord and brain stem. ... which is mainly concentrated in neurological disorders and diseases.[14] Later, it was discovered that MPTP causes symptoms ... similar to that of Parkinson's disease. Cells in the central nervous system (astrocytes) include MAO-B that oxidizes MPTP to 1- ...
The disease exists in both rapid and slow onsets, and involves inflammation of the gray matter of the bulb.[1] Infantile PBP is ... Wilson, John Eastman (1909). Diseases of the nervous system. Boericke & Runyon. p. 296. Retrieved 5 December 2017. Infantile ... Spinal muscular atrophies *SMA. *SMAX1. *SMAX2. *DSMA1. *Congenital DSMA. *Spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity ... a disease that manifests itself in two forms: Fazio Londe syndrome (FL) and Brown-Vialetto-Van-Laere syndrome (BVVL).[2] ...
Baizabal-Carvallo, JF; Jankovic J. (2012-07-18). "Movement disorders in autoimmune diseases". Movement disorders : official ...
Other uncommon causes are Trousseau disease,[medical citation needed] Beurger's disease (Thromboangiitis obliterans),[medical ... which is associated with lumbar spinal stenosis. It is strongly associated with smoking, hypertension, and diabetes.[2] ... One in five of the middle-aged (65-75 years) population of the United Kingdom have evidence of peripheral arterial disease on ... It is classically associated with early-stage peripheral artery disease, and can progress to critical limb ischemia unless ...
In 2014, Phase 3 trials begin for drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neurodegenerative disease, based on Adrian ... Adrian Krainer, studies RNA splicing and developed nusinersen for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). ... small subset of protein-coding genes within the much larger genome-now a mainstay of identifying genetic mutations in disease;[ ...
This disease process leads to myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Since higher blood ... spinal cord and brain. It plays a central role in many biochemical processes, such as the building of cell membranes and the ... liver diseases, and mental diseases. This result indicates that the low cholesterol effect occurs even among younger ... which is the principal cause of coronary heart disease and other forms of cardiovascular disease. In contrast, HDL particles ( ...
If a lumbar puncture is performed, it will show normal cerebral spinal fluid and cell counts but an increase in pressure.[7] In ... Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 52 (6): 467-484. doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2010.02.003. PMID 20417340.. ...
... leukemia diagnosis and minimal residual disease, platelet activation in vascular disease and stem cell transplantation in ... spinal and epidural catheters and vaccination devices. The retreat for health artists, Le Jardin des Arts, is located in le ... The staging and prognostic value of subset markers on CD8 cells in HIV disease. In Janossy G, Autran B. Miedema F (eds): ... In addition he develops disease management and educational tools for use in the clinical setting by doctors, nurses and ...
TIA is now defined as a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by focal brain, spinal cord, or retinal ischemia, ... Mild and moderate forms of cerebral hypoxia may be caused by various diseases that interfere with breathing and blood ... Problems during pregnancy may include preeclampsia, maternal diabetes with vascular disease, congenital fetal infections, drug/ ... Problems after delivery can include severe prematurity, severe lung or heart disease, serious infections, trauma to the brain ...
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The impulses travel along the sensory axon to the spinal cord where they form several kinds of synapses: *Some of the branches ... Some of the branches of the I-a axons synapse with inhibitory interneurons in the spinal cord. These, in turn, synapse with ...
There are many recognized spinal diseases, some more common than others. Spinal disease also includes cervical spine diseases, ... Some other spinal diseases include spinal muscular atrophy, ankylosing spondylitis, lumbar spinal stenosis, spina bifida, ... Primary spinal tumors begin in either the spinal cord or spinal column, whereas secondary spinal tumors begin elsewhere and ... Spinal disease refers to a condition impairing the backbone.[1] These include various diseases of the back or spine ("dorso ...
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A partial list of spinal conditions which Dr. Goldstein treats. ... About Spinal Surgery in New York. * Insurance and Payment ... Spinal Treatments Cervical Degenerative Disc Cervical Herniated Discs Cervical Stenosis Lumbar Degenerative Disc Lumbar Disc ... Spinal Expertise. Dr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the leading spine surgeons in New York. His expertise is sought by ... Spinal Conditions - Animations. Dr. Goldstein is widely recognized as a top New York spine surgeon and treats most degenerative ...
We are the leading platform for editorial news and announcements within spinal surgery Product News. ... according to research published in the October issue of the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques. ...
Read about diseases of the spinal cord, the bundle of nerves running down the middle of your back. It carries signals between ... Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy. Symptoms vary but might include pain, ... The primary NIH organization for research on Spinal Cord Diseases is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and ... Find health information in languages other than English on Spinal Cord Diseases ...
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Has anyone had a successful 3 level spinal fusion? I have had a laminectomy at L4-5-a microdiscectomy at L2-3 and then 1 wk ... 3 Level Spinal Fusion. Has anyone had a successful 3 level spinal fusion? I have had a laminectomy at L4-5-a microdiscectomy at ... AD The Spinal Unit, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. j.n.a.gibson @ ed ... AD The Spinal Unit, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. j.n.a.gibson @ ed ...
Localisation in Spinal Disease Illustrated by (1) A Case of "Atrophic Paralysis" in an Adult; (2) A Case of Central Myelitis: ( ... Localisation in Spinal Disease. Br Med J 1878; 1 doi: (Published 02 February 1878) Cite ...
Hogan C.A., McLain R.F. (2018) Thoracolumbar Metastatic Spinal Disease. In: Marco R. (eds) Metastatic Spine Disease. Springer, ... Surgical treatment Surgical approaches Minimally invasive Spinal metastases Thoracolumbar Lateral corpectomy Spinal instability ... Video assisted spinal cord decompression reduces surgical morbidity and speeds recovery in patients with metastasis. J Surg ... Lazorthes G, Gouaze A, Zadeh J, Jacques Santini J, Lazorthes Y, Burdin P. Arterial vascularization of the spinal cord. J ...
... affects your spinal joints and can cause back pain or neck pain. Learn the causes and symptoms of spondylosis. ... Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Osteoarthritis (Spondylosis). Osteoarthritis usually begins slowly. Early in the disease, joints ... Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, and it can affect the spine (osteoarthritis in the spine is often referred to as ... Early in the disease, joints may ache after physical work or exercise.Osteoarthritis is caused by cartilage breakdown; ...
Spinal cord disease can result from diverse pathologic processes including trauma. Irrespective of the pathogenesis, it can ... encoded search term (Spinal Cord Trauma and Related Diseases) and Spinal Cord Trauma and Related Diseases What to Read Next on ... Spinal Cord Trauma and Related Diseases Clinical Presentation. Updated: Aug 28, 2020 ... Complete spinal cord transection syndrome. In the acute phase, the classic syndrome of complete spinal cord transection at the ...
Patients who suffer from Neurologic Post Treatment Lyme disease (nPTLS) and those with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report ... Spinal Fluid Proteins Distinguish Lyme Disease From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Published Thursday 24 February 2011 Published Thu ... Schutzer, spinal fluid proteins can likely be used as a marker of disease, and this study provides a starting point for ... "Spinal Fluid Proteins Distinguish Lyme Disease From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 24 Feb. ...
... including intervertebral disc disease and spondylosis, seldom occur in domestic cats. In contrast, a retrospective study of 13 ... and five had acute or chronic damage to the spinal cord secondary to disc protrusion. Spinal disease should be suspected in ... Degenerative spinal disease in large felids J Zoo Wildl Med. 2000 Mar;31(1):15-9. doi: 10.1638/1042-7260(2000)031[0015:DSDILF] ... Degenerative spinal disorders, including intervertebral disc disease and spondylosis, seldom occur in domestic cats. In ...
... Written by Nina Lincoff. on October 21, 2014 ... A rheumatologist is a doctor who treats arthritis and other diseases of the bones, joints, and muscles. If you have ankylosing ... A new study refutes previous claims that ancient Egyptian royals were afflicted with a kind of spinal joint inflammation called ... "Previous studies which diagnosed spine diseases in the royal ancient Egyptian mummies used only X-rays. The diagnosis was ...
Spinal Disease Responds to Anti-TNF Drug. by Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today November 14, 2012 ... They also had scores of 4 or higher on the Bath Ankylosing Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), which represents high disease ... All had disease onset after age 40 and met the criteria established by the Assessments in Ankylosing Spondylitis (ASAS) group ... This was important, he said, because the disease burden was similar in terms of the BASDAI and ASDAS at baseline, meaning that ...
There are many recognized spinal diseases, some more common than others. Spinal disease also includes cervical spine diseases, ... Some other spinal diseases include Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Spina Bifida, ... Primary spinal tumors begin in either the spinal cord or spinal column, whereas secondary spinal tumors begin elsewhere and ... This disease is less common in younger people as it is usually a function of aging. Scoliosis is a common spinal disease in ...
Levels of 2 proteins in cerebrospinal fluid can be used to spot patients with Alzheimers disease before they show clinical ... Alzheimers disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder. It starts with mild memory problems and ends with severe ... Alzheimers disease is characterized by brain abnormalities called plaques and tangles. Plaques are clumps of protein fragments ... The presence of the protein signature in more than a third of the cognitively normal subjects suggests that Alzheimers disease ...
... Francesco Fornai,1,2 Michela Ferrucci,1 Paola Lenzi,1 Alessandra ... Francesco Fornai, Michela Ferrucci, Paola Lenzi, et al., "Plastic Changes in the Spinal Cord in Motor Neuron Disease," BioMed ...
Do people with spinal cord injury have a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease? Are there tests to check for this that I ... Cardiovascular disease and spinal cord injury: • Causes of death after traumatic ... A few of my friends with spinal cord injuries have been dealing with cardiovascular disease, which has ranged from coronary ... The ratio will indicate the degree of disease - none, mild, moderate or severe. Follow-up is critical since disease progresses ...
Do people with spinal cord injury have a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease? Are there tests to check for this that I ... Spinal Cord Injury and Cardiovascular Disease. By Bob Vogel,2017-10-02T09:31:07-04:00September 1st, 2017, ... Cardiovascular disease and spinal cord injury: • Causes of death after traumatic ... A few of my friends with spinal cord injuries have been dealing with cardiovascular disease, which has ranged from coronary ...
MD provide an overview of rare diseases, specifically spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Huntington ... Rare Neurological Diseases: Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Huntingtons Disease. Dr Peter Salgo, MD; Dr John Brandsema, MD; Sika ... Dunyoh; Dr Maria Lopes, MD, MS; and Dr Surya Singh, MD provide an overview of rare diseases, specifically spinal muscular ... The panel members review a pipeline medication, risdiplam, and provide some final thoughts on the future of spinal muscular ...
Degenerative myelopathy is the general medical term that refers to the disease of the dogs spinal cord or bone marrow. The ... Also, spinal cord fluid can be examined for an inflammatory disease in the spinal cord. There are several different diagnoses ... Prognosis of this disease is not positive, as it is the degeneration of the animals spinal cord, leading to loss of numerous ... Lesions are often present on the spinal cord. Neurons in the brain stem may also be affected by the disease. Here are some ...
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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by a loss of certain nerve cells called motor ... Motor neurons transmit nerve impulses from the brain or spinal cord (brainstem) to muscle or glandular tissue. The loss of ... Man dies of rat lungworm disease eight years after eating infected slug. HowStuffWorks takes a look. ...
Diseases : Spinal Joint Dysfunction, Spinal Pain, Wii-itis (Electronic Device Associated Dysfunction) ... Case study: the triad of spinal pain, spinal joint dysfunction, and extremity pain associated with Wii-itis in 4 pediatric ... 1 Abstracts with Spinal Joint Dysfunction Research. Filter by Study Type. Human: Case Report. ... 1 Therapeutic Actions Researched for Spinal Joint Dysfunction Name. AC. CK. Focus. ...
Diseases : Depression, Spinal Cord Inflammation, Spinal Cord Injuries. Pharmacological Actions : Anti-Inflammatory Agents, ... Diseases : Brain Inflammation , Spinal Cord Inflammation, Spinal Cord Injuries. Pharmacological Actions : Anti-Inflammatory ... 3 Abstracts with Spinal Cord Inflammation Research. Filter by Study Type. Animal Study. ... Targeting inflammation through diet in patients after spinal cord injury could help with depressive symptoms. Dec 31, 2014. ...
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miRNA malfunction causes spinal motor neuron disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jul 20;107(29):13111-6. PubMed. ... Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy a Disease of Sensory Neurons?. Quick Links. *Article ... Spinal Interneurons as Instigators of Excitotoxicity in ALS 4 Dec 2009. Paper Citations. * Passini MA, Bu J, Roskelley EM, ... They examined spinal circuits under a drug therapy that was known to improve symptoms in mice, trichostatin A (Narver et al., ...
... heart disease, exercise, attention deficit disorder, diet, and nutrition. ... Re: DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE AND SPINAL STENOSIS. [ Back to Messages ] Message. Posted by Suzanne on January 17, 2000 at 00:12 ... In Reply to: Re: DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE AND SPINAL STENOSIS posted by MARY on January 06, 2000 at 11:40:43:. Sandi, Mary, or ... Is the surgery you are discussing, surgery for the spinal stenosis or a fusion? My father was just diagnosed and his dr. has ...
Implantable spinal cord stimulator to treat the ischaemic manifestations of thromboangiitis obliterans (Buergers disease). J ... The differential effect of the level of spinal cord stimulation on patients with advanced peripheral vascular disease in the ... Buergers disease. Buergers disease (BD) is characterised by segmental inflammation of medium and small size arteries, affects ... 6 Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) are used extensively in refractory peripheral atherosclerotic disease. Experience in BD is ...
Also Known As: Myelopathy; Spinal Cord Disease; Spinal Cord Disorders; Myelopathies; Spinal Cord Disorder. Networked: 2168 ... Diseases Related to Spinal Cord Diseases. * Radiculopathy (Radiculopathy, Cervical) * Tropical Spastic Paraparesis (Tropical ... Spinal Cord Diseases Summary Description: Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including ... relevant articles (146 outcomes, 185 trials/studies) for this Disease. Key Drugs and Agents for Spinal Cord Diseases. Efficacy ...
Nanotechnology offers hope for treating spinal cord injuries, diabetes and Parkinsons disease Science of tomorrow promises to ... Nanotechnology offers hope for treating spinal cord injuries, diabetes and Parkinsons disease. Woodrow Wilson International ... "By injecting molecules that were designed to self-assemble into nanostructures in the spinal tissue, we have been able to ... This same work also has implications for Parkinsons and Alzheimers, both diseases in which key brain cells stop working ...
  • Primary spinal tumors begin in either the spinal cord or spinal column, whereas secondary spinal tumors begin elsewhere and spread to the spinal region. (
  • [9] Symptoms for spinal tumors may vary due to factors such as the type of tumor, the region of the spine, and the health of the patient. (
  • The chart shows tumors on the spinal column, ilium, sacrum, and spinal cord, arthritis of the hip, herniated disc, fractures of the vertebrae and sacrum, and the effects of osteoporosis on bones. (
  • Cancerous or benign growths on or near the spinal cord, spine tumors can cause back pain, neurological problems and even paralysis. (
  • Current research areas include: minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, spinal trauma, spinal tumors, spinal infections, spinal deformity and degenerative spinal disease. (
  • Redesigned and updated with new information, this chart illustrates how one's posture changes due to the different types of spinal disorders, and also explains how other diseases or disorders can cause back pain. (
  • Some individuals experience a constricting of the spaces within the spine, a condition that puts stress on the spinal cord and nerves. (
  • Some patients require surgery to widen the space available for the spinal cord and nerves and alleviate symptoms. (
  • Dr. Gravori and his team offer patient-centric treatment for individuals with spine trauma, or damage to the spinal cord or nerves. (
  • Individuals with Myelomeningocele are born with an incompletely fused spine, and therefore exposing the spinal cord through an opening in the back. (
  • [4] It's generally an indication for spinal surgery in patients older than 65 years of age. (
  • The Spinal Surgery Outcomes Laboratory seeks to understand how various spinal surgical procedures and disease management strategies affect patient clinical outcomes. (
  • A broad term for abnormal curvatures of the spine, spinal deformity can refer to conditions like scoliosis, which typically affect children and teens, and adult issues like age-related kyphosis for osteoporosis. (
  • Without treatment, spinal deformity can affect a patient's ability to function and enjoy life. (
  • Fortunately, our doctors specialize in spinal deformity correction using the most state-of-the-art treatments and procedures. (
  • Learn more about spinal deformity . (
  • Degenerative disc disease occurs over time when the discs within each vertebra in the neck begin to fall apart and begin to disintegrate. (
  • Degenerative disease refers to a condition characterized by age-related degeneration of the spinal discs. (
  • When the spinal canal begins to lose its gap and gets thinner, it can cause pain in the neck, which can also cause a numb feeling in the arms and hands. (
  • In some patients, a small or misshapen skull can put pressure on the brain and force brain tissue to protrude into the spinal canal. (
  • Spinal disease also includes cervical spine diseases, which are diseases in the vertebrae of the neck. (
  • Because each vertebra can cause pain in different areas of the body, the pain from the disease can be sensed in the back, leg, neck area, or even the arms. (
  • A spinal tumor is when unusual tissue begins growing and spreading in the spinal columns or spinal cords. (
  • This may lead to compression of the nerve root of the spinal cord and result in pain of the lower back and lower extremities. (
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  • [1] These include various diseases of the back or spine ("dorso-"), such as kyphosis . (
  • Some other spinal diseases include spinal muscular atrophy , ankylosing spondylitis , lumbar spinal stenosis , spina bifida , spinal tumors , osteoporosis and cauda equina syndrome . (
  • The panel members review a pipeline medication, risdiplam, and provide some final thoughts on the future of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment. (
  • John Brandsema, MD, introduces us to nusinersen, an FDA-approved treatment option for spinal muscular atrophy. (
  • Experts review the goals of treatment for patients with spinal muscular atrophy and the multidisciplinary management of symptoms. (
  • The panel shed a light on the economic burden of spinal muscular atrophy and the challenges of trial design. (
  • John Brandsema, MD, discusses the diagnostic process for spinal muscular atrophy, including the different functional motor scales used to measure patient function. (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by a loss of certain nerve cells called motor neurons. (
  • Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy a Disease of Sensory Neurons? (
  • Far from being sick, motor neurons in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy are actually raring to fire. (
  • The work helps answer a longstanding puzzle in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA): How do people and mice get so weak, even though their motor neurons remain relatively plentiful? (
  • diagnosis of juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremities (JMADUE) also known as Hirayama disease. (
  • Hirayama disease is a rare condition.1 It is also known as juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremities (JMADUE), monomelic amyotrophy, benign focal amyotrophy, juvenile asymmetric segmental spinal muscular atrophy and juvenile muscular atrophy of unilateral upper extremity.2 Hirayama et al. (
  • In December 2016, pharmaceutical giants Biogen announced that Nusinursen, an antisense oligonucleotide also known as Spinraza received FDA approval for all types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. (
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy is an autosomal recessive degenerative genetic disorder and is considered the #1 genetic cause of infant death. (
  • Kennedy's disease is a rare genetic condition also known as Kennedy's syndrome, Spinal bulbar muscular atrophy or SBMA. (
  • Paucity of the survival motor neuron (SMN) protein triggers the oft-fatal infantile-onset motor neuron disorder, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). (
  • Hoo F, Hasan Sumon M, Basri H, Wan Sulaiman W, Stanslas J, Zaman Hashim H, Young CA. Androgen-modulating agents for spinal bulbar muscular atrophy/Kennedy's disease. (
  • SILVER SPRING, Md. , May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi), the first gene therapy approved to treat children less than two years of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most severe form of SMA and a leading genetic cause of infant mortality. (
  • Diseases affecting the lower motor neurons are characterized more by muscular atrophy (wasting) and fasciculations (brief, spontaneous contractions of muscles). (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an inherited form of motor neuron disease that affects children. (
  • Is prenatal screening for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy t. (
  • New York NY March 8 2010 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is one of m. (
  • New York, NY, March 8, 2010 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is one of many serious disorders for which prenatal testing is available. (
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a leading genetic cause of infant death worldwide, is an early-onset, autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of spinal α-motor neurons. (
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a leading genetic cause of infant death worldwide, alongside cystic fibrosis. (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy-type I or Werdnig-Hoffman disease is an autosomal recessive disorder of childhood that causes profound weakness and death from respiratory failure, typically by the age of 2 years in the absence of mechanical ventilation. (
  • The spinal muscular atrophies (SMA) are a spectrum of inherited neuromuscular diseases caused by the degeneration of anterior horn cells. (
  • 13- 18 Indeed, respiratory support has become a more commonly accepted option for victims of spinal cord injury, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and the milder, later onset forms of SMA. (
  • STRASBURG, PA- A natural history study has provided the first comprehensive clinical description of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) within the Amish and Mennonite communities and correlates ancestral chromosome 5 haplotypes and SMN2 copy number with disease severity. (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a motor neuron disease caused by mutations in the SMN1 gene. (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in order to distinguish it from other conditions with similar names, is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterised by loss of motor neurons and progressive muscle wasting, often leading to early death. (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy manifests in various degrees of severity, which all have in common progressive muscle wasting and mobility impairment. (
  • Spinal muscular atrophy is an inherited disorder and is passed on in an autosomal recessive manner (see video explaniation of autosomal recessive inheritance). (
  • The eponymous term Kugelberg-Welander disease is after Erik Klas Hendrik Kugelberg (1913-1983) and Lisa Welander (1909-2001), who distinguished SMA from muscular dystrophy. (
  • Seven heterogeneous trials on spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and nerve compression permitted limited conclusions. (
  • Some of the common cervical spine diseases include degenerative disc disease, cervical stenosis, and cervical disc herniation. (
  • Those are symptoms of cervical stenosis disease. (
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis is classified as a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar region of the vertebrae. (
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis is very prevalent with 9.3% of the general population producing symptoms and the number is continuing to rise in patients older than 60. (
  • Leg claudication may indicate lumbar spinal stenosis, especially if accompanied by weakness or numbness. (
  • Patients with cervical spinal stenosis can present with arm wasting and/or atrophy (ie, lower motor neuron changes) from anterior horn cell or root involvement and leg stiffness and/or spasticity (ie, upper motor neuron changes). (
  • Is the surgery you are discussing, surgery for the spinal stenosis or a fusion? (
  • Patients can suffer disk herniations, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), formation of bone spurs, etc. (
  • For example, if you have osteoarthritis , herniated nucleus pulposus ( ruptured disc ), spinal stenosis , degenerative disc disease, facet arthritis , spinal arachnoiditis, or vertebral fracture, this listing will be used to make your medical determination for Social Security disability. (
  • 3. Lumbar spinal stenosis resulting in pseudoclaudication, evidenced by findings of medically acceptable imaging, manifested by chronic nonradicular pain and weakness, that results in an inability to ambulate effectively (i.e. use of prescribed cane, crutches, or even wheelchair). (
  • Other neurologic and orthopedic disorders that can mimic the signs of degenerative myelopathy include intervertebral disc disease, tumors of the spinal cord, degenerative lumbosacral stenosis, and advanced hip dysplasia. (
  • The preoperative diagnoses for spinal surgery included degenerative spondylolisthesis in 7 patients, degenerative lumbar scoliosis in 7 patients, lumbar spinal stenosis in 1 patient, herniated intervertebral disc in 4 patients, and segmental instability in 2 patients. (
  • These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. (
  • [ citation needed ] Only a few symptoms occur for one with this disease, which include feeling tired in the spinal region or backaches. (
  • [9] Symptoms for spinal tumors may vary due to factors such as the type of tumor, the region of the spine, and the health of the patient. (
  • This constellation of symptoms is called spinal shock. (
  • Patients who suffer from Neurologic Post Treatment Lyme disease (nPTLS) and those with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report similar symptoms. (
  • Levels of 2 proteins in cerebrospinal fluid could potentially be used to identify people with Alzheimer's disease before they show clinical symptoms, according to a new study. (
  • Symptoms generally appear after age 60, but the disease is thought to begin years, perhaps even decades, earlier. (
  • Today doctors can diagnose Alzheimer's disease only after symptoms have become noticeable. (
  • Because of the time lag before Alzheimer's symptoms appear, it's been difficult for researchers to determine whether this method would be useful for detecting the disease in its earliest stages. (
  • Human primitive spinal cord cells delayed symptoms and paralysis by a week when implanted in the spinal cord of rats destined to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers from Johns Hopkins report. (
  • Targeting inflammation through diet in patients after spinal cord injury could help with depressive symptoms. (
  • During his presentation, Dr. Stupp allowed a rare glimpse into ongoing research with collaborators in Mexico and Canada, showing the impressive visual of mice recovering from the symptoms of Parkinson's disease after being exposed to the bioactive nanostructures developed in Stupp's laboratory at Northwestern University. (
  • The main symptoms of the disease are decreasing memory, ability to reason, creative abilities and learning powers. (
  • Symptoms of Parkinson s disease are correctable to an extent. (
  • Kennedy's disease can usually be diagnosed based on symptoms, but genetic testing may be ordered in order to confirm a diagnosis. (
  • A specialist can provide a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease based on an analysis of medical history and a physical examination in addition to descriptions of the symptoms present. (
  • Spinal TB patients typically present with back pain but other constitutional or pulmonary symptoms may be absent, rendering the diagnosis difficult. (
  • When present, symptoms usually occur when the cysts compress the spinal cord or other nearby nerves. (
  • [1] [2] Although there is disagreement in the medical community regarding when to treat spinal intradural arachnoid cysts, the need for treatment generally depends on the size and location of the cyst and whether or not it is causing symptoms. (
  • This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. (
  • For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. (
  • People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. (
  • Do you have more information about symptoms of this disease? (
  • The clinical symptoms of Rosai-Dorfman disease are fever, general malayse, weight loss, and nocturnal diaphoresis. (
  • Persons with symptoms of meningococcal disease should see a doctor immediately. (
  • Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life--whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. (
  • The symptoms of this progressive disease may include lesions, hairly patches, tumors on the lower back, foot and spinal deformities, weakness in the legs, low back pain and incontinence. (
  • This delay in the appearance of symptoms is related to the degree of strain placed on the spinal cord over time which may become more evident during sports and pregnancy. (
  • Pressure of fluid may cause cysts to form syringomyelia in the spinal cord which can lead to further loss of movement, feeling or the onset of pain or automatic symptoms. (
  • While in adults, surgery is done to free the spinal cord can reduce the size and further development of cysts in the cord and may restore some function or alleviate other symptoms. (
  • What are the symptoms of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome? (
  • Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease! (
  • It causes symptoms similar to those of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. (
  • Symptoms vary depending on the type of the disease. (
  • A good neurologic examination as well as other tests such as electromyography (EMG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and spinal fluid analysis can be used to help rule out the other possible cause of the symptoms noted. (
  • Marie discusses normal pathology, clinical symptoms and particularly the underlying pathology of many forms of spinal cord disease. (
  • In addition, the team also looked at people who had not fully recovered from Lyme disease after treatment, under the assumption that the two conditions are related because they have similar symptoms. (
  • Extensive pathology develops in the spinal cord well before the display of overt symptoms of motor neuron disease. (
  • The disease spectrum is variously divided into 3-5 types, in accordance either with the age of onset of symptoms or with the highest attained milestone of motor development. (
  • citation needed] The symptoms vary depending on the SMA type, the stage of the disease as well as individual factors. (
  • In general, the higher the spinal lesion, the greater the functional impairment to the individual. (
  • In addition, respiratory distress or hypotension due to spinal shock may lead to a confusional state that may deviate attention to a brain lesion, prevent immediate diagnosis, and further contribute to worsening of the spinal lesion. (
  • The anterior cord syndrome is typically observed with anterior spinal artery infarction and results in paralysis with loss of pain and temperature sensation below the level of the lesion and relative sparing of touch, vibration, and proprioception (because the posterior columns receive their primary blood supply from the posterior spinal arteries). (
  • These include the loss of muscle mass due to atrophy below the level of the spinal cord lesion, an increase in body fat, and a general decrease in the ability to maintain cardiovascular or aerobic fitness. (
  • Deficits are referable to a focal, often asymmetric, lesion in the spinal cord and rarely progress past 12 hr. (
  • Diagnosis is based on clinical findings and MRI, which shows focal T2 hyperintensity within the spinal cord with no compressive lesion. (
  • The diagnosis of Rosai-Dorfman disease is usually good, since 40 % of the patients present a spontaneous remission if they are treated with oral corticosteroids, even though the lesion can be managed with fractionated radiotherapy or with radical surgery. (
  • It is suggested that the finding of an inverted quadriceps jerk is evidence of a spinal cord lesion at 12, 3, 4 segmental level and has for the lumbar cord the same localising value as the inverted supinator jerk for the cervical cord. (
  • Neurological lesion localization refers to spinal cord segments. (
  • Lesion localization (affected spinal cord segments) and distribution (focal, multifocal, diffuse) within nervous system. (
  • By studying the spinal fluid, the research team hoped to find abnormalities that could be used as markers of each condition and could lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment. (
  • CT clearly refuted the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis disease that was for decades claimed to affect these royal ancient mummies," Saleem told Healthline. (
  • Accordingly, more strict criteria for diagnosis of the disease should be adopted when investigating ancient mummified remains," Saleem said. (
  • Autoimmune diseases, hypercoagulable states, diabetes, and emboli need exclusion before a diagnosis is made. (
  • Both the CMS diagnosis and physical deconditioning worsen the prognosis for all-cause cardiovascular disease occurring early after SCI. (
  • radiological and electrophysiologic findings in our patient were consistent with the diagnosis of Hirayama disease. (
  • The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. (
  • This case explores challenges in the diagnosis of spinal TB. (
  • Considering the severe complications of untreated spinal TB including paraplegia and need for surgical intervention, high suspicion is critical in early diagnosis. (
  • A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. (
  • Identifying the correct, specific diagnosis often can be challenging for physicians who do not see a high volume of patients with spinal cord impairment," says Nicholas Zalewski, M.D., a clinical fellow in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic and first author on the study. (
  • Although we continue to identify helpful clinical and imaging signature features that aid in recognizing the correct underlying cause, these findings often overlap among the different causes of spinal cord disease, and, thus, it's challenging to identify the right diagnosis. (
  • The authors see this study helping improve the diagnosis of specific spinal cord disease. (
  • Investigations of spinal cord disease require a very accurate clinical neurolocalization Neuroanatomical diagnosis . (
  • We retrospectively reviewed 21 patients (13 male, 8 female) with the diagnosis of postoperative meningitis after lumbar spinal surgery between January 2001 and Aug 2011. (
  • After obtaining institutional review board approval, we retrospectively review 21 patients with the diagnosis of postoperative meningitis after lumbar spinal surgery in our institution between January 2001 and Aug 2011. (
  • What Are the Risk Factors for Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children? (
  • Here, we review anterolateral and minimal access lateral approaches to corpectomy for metastatic tumors of the thoracolumbar junction and discuss strategies for resection and reconstruction at this challenging spinal segment. (
  • Cadaveric vascular anatomy for total en bloc spondylectomy in malignant vertebral tumors. (
  • Primary spinal tumors begin in either the spinal cord or spinal column, whereas secondary spinal tumors begin elsewhere and spread to the spinal region. (
  • Cancer may be linked to genes because research shows that in certain families, the incidents of spinal tumors are higher. (
  • The authors have used gadolinium-enhanced, fast gradient-recalled echo (GRE) 3D MR angiography to characterize and categorize 12 vascular lesions prospectively: six spinal cord AVMs, three spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), and three spinal or paraspinal tumors. (
  • Rosai-Dorfman disease with spinal and cranial tumors. (
  • Rosai-Dorfman disease, known as well as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, is a histiocytic proliferative disorder which may affect, with an extranodal presentation, the central nervous system, in 5 % of cases with exceptional reports of simultaneous development of spinal and cranial tumors. (
  • This review recapitulates the current state-of-the-art, evidence-based data on the treatment of spinal metastases, integrating these data into a decision framework, NOMS, which integrates the 4 sentinel decision points in metastatic spine tumors: Neurologic, Oncologic, Mechanical stability, and Systemic disease and medical co-morbidities. (
  • Adapted from Laufer I et al8: The NOMS framework: approach to the treatment of spinal metastatic tumors. (
  • Video assisted spinal cord decompression reduces surgical morbidity and speeds recovery in patients with metastasis. (
  • If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. (
  • Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, and it can affect the spine (osteoarthritis in the spine is often referred to as spondylosis). (
  • [1] These include various diseases of the back or spine ("dorso-"), such as kyphosis . (
  • Spinal disease also includes cervical spine diseases, which are diseases in the vertebrae of the neck. (
  • Scoliosis is a common spinal disease in which the spine has a curvature usually in the shape of the letter "C" or "S". This is most common in girls, but there is no specific cause for scoliosis. (
  • Individuals with Myelomeningocele are born with an incompletely fused spine, and therefore exposing the spinal cord through an opening in the back. (
  • Previous studies which diagnosed spine diseases in the royal ancient Egyptian mummies used only X-rays. (
  • Neoplastic disease creates a unique challenge when determining the relative stability of the human spine. (
  • Denis F. The three column spine and its significance in the classification of acute thoracolumbar spinal injuries. (
  • Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. (
  • Spinal disease can occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), or lumbar (low back) spine. (
  • Also, when Rosai-Dorfman disease affects the spinal cord, it has an impact on the thoracic spine, which causes paraparesis, quadriparesis, and sensory disorder. (
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of CAM treatments consisting of herbal medicine, Chuna manual therapy, pharmacoacupuncture, acupuncture on lumbar and cervical spine pain patients due to spinal disease. (
  • Your one stop source for spinal disability evaluations, functional capacity assessments, ask the doctor, scoliosis, spine information, disability facts and business help or check out current news and contact information. (
  • Degenerative disc disease is an aspect of osteoarthritis of the spine. (
  • State of the Art Treatment of Spinal Metastatic Disease MD, Ori Barzilai,;FRSC, Charles G Fisher, MD, MHSc,;MD, Mark H Bilsky, 2018-02-22 00:00:00 Abstract Treatment paradigms for patients with spine metastases have evolved significantly over the past decade. (
  • Treatment goals for patients with spine metastases are palliative and include preservation or restoration of neurological function, improved pain control and health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and maintenance of spinal stability, all in a setting of durable local tumor control. (
  • A few of my friends with spinal cord injuries have been dealing with cardiovascular disease, which has ranged from coronary artery disease requiring angioplasty and stent placement, and in some cases bypass surgery, to peripheral artery disease in the legs that has required surgery to bypass narrowed arteries. (
  • In a dramatic demonstration of what nanotechnology might achieve in regenerative medicine, paralyzed lab mice with spinal cord injuries have regained the ability to walk using their hind limbs six weeks after a simple injection of a purpose-designed nanomaterial. (
  • The study, published in the online version of the Journal of Neuroscience Research, shows how a protein called KDI tri-peptide (KDI) can block the harmful effects of a substance called glutamate that is present in all degenerative brain diseases and spinal cord injuries, causing permanent cell death and preventing the repair of damaged nerve connections. (
  • In mid-May, StemCells Inc. reported preliminary success in clinical safety trials with the same product on European patients with spinal injuries - the holy grail of potential stem-cell treatments. (
  • Spinal regeneration offers new hope to people with spinal cord injuries, including 29-year-old Michigan man Geoff Craigie. (
  • Most spinal injuries damage both UMNs and LMNs. (
  • Rosai Dorfman disease, Brain injuries, Spinal injuries. (
  • We report the case of a 34-year-old male who started with spinal injuries, and a year later showed intracranial lesions. (
  • Paralinks Electronic magazine covers all aspects of living life with spinal cord injuries. (
  • A two year exercise recovery program for individuals with certain spinal cord injuries. (
  • Offers a Spinal Chat Room, a Bulletin Board and factsheets for people with spinal injuries, paraplegics, tetraplegics, wheelchair users and walkers. (
  • Information for people who have received spinal cord injuries and for their families. (
  • Dedicated to educating children and teens about the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. (
  • Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. (
  • His clinical, electrophysiological and imaging findings were consistent with Hirayama disease. (
  • Clinical examination revealed moderate to severe atrophy of intrinsic hand and forearm muscles except for brachioradialis as seen in oblique atrophy of Hirayama disease (Figure 1a and 1b). (
  • A meta-analysis of clinical trials of spinal manipulation performed by Anderson et al. (
  • FREE access to interactive eBook versions of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine's Clinical Practice Guidelines and other publications. (
  • Panjabi MM. Clinical spinal instability and low back pain. (
  • At this time, 5 weeks after antimycobacterial therapy was started, there had been remarkable clinical response with resolution of spinal pain. (
  • SMA can be classified into five clinical grades based on age of onset and severity of the disease. (
  • Simos M, Dimitrius P, Philip T. A new clinical entity mimicking meningioma diagnosed pathologically as Rosai-Dorfman disease. (
  • These findings raised important questions why clinical weakness due to spinal cord dysfunction does not develop in rabies patients. (
  • Along with this "escape phenomenon" of rabies virus infected spinal cord, it is also intrigued that rabies patients do not have depressed consciousness during the most entire clinical course despite an enormous amount of rabies virus since the early stage in the brainstem and thalamus, structures which are crucial in maintaining alertness and form an integral part of reticular activating system. (
  • The purpose of this study was to report the clinical features, laboratory evaluations, treatment course and prognosis of 21 patients with post spinal surgery meningitis. (
  • A high index of suspicion for meningitis should be maintained in patients with the clinical triad of fever, neck stiffness, and consciousness disturbance after spinal surgery. (
  • The eponymous label Werdnig-Hoffmann disease (sometimes misspelled with a single n) refers to the earliest clinical descriptions of childhood SMA by Johann Hoffmann and Guido Werdnig. (
  • Exercise has shown some promise at delaying the atrophy of the spinal cord and other limbs. (
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary neuropathy in which the muscles of the lower legs become weak and waste away (atrophy). (
  • Lower levels of the protein results in loss of function of neuronal cells in the anterior horn of the spinal cord and subsequent system-wide atrophy of skeletal muscles. (
  • Radiographic evaluation of the spinal column was useful in assessing the severity of spinal lesions, and results were correlated with necropsy findings. (
  • Radiographic evaluation of the spinal column is the most useful method to assess the type and severity of spinal lesions. (
  • Lesions are often present on the spinal cord. (
  • Thoracic spinal MRI revealed multiple discrete hyperintense cord lesions without cord swelling on T2-weighted images (Fig. 1). (
  • Spinal vascular disease encompasses a spectrum of lesions for which MR imaging findings may vary from subtle or nonspecific (dural arteriovenous fistula, arterial ischemia) to obvious (juvenile arteriovenous malformation). (
  • Extranodal Rosai- Dorfman disease with multiple spinal lesions: a rare presentation. (
  • These clusters were typically found adjacent to white matter lesions and their presence was associated with a chronic disease course. (
  • Consecutive MR-imaging of the brain and spinal cord revealed fluctuating and partially contrast-enhancing lesions exclusively in those sections of the spinal cord that were localised in the field irradiated four years before. (
  • It has proven successful in treating more than 70 kinds of cancers and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (
  • The best evidence supports the hypothesis that multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) driven by immune cells targeting myelin antigens. (
  • Localised multiple sclerosis-like disease after irradiation of the cervicothoracic spinal cord. (
  • Renal Pathology: Kidney: Adult Polycystic Disease. (
  • Importantly, restoring SMN after the onset of muscle pathology reversed disease. (
  • Furthermore, the patient had undergone conventional spinal angiography to check vascular pathology, which revealed patent spinal arteries (Fig. 2). (
  • 2. Spinal arachoiditis , verified by an operative note, or pathology report of tissue biopsy, or by medically acceptable imaging. (
  • Deliberate induction of myelin-targeting autoimmunity in animal models results in CNS inflammation and pathology that recapitulates some features of human MS, although the degree to which these models resemble human disease varies depending on how autoimmunity is induced and on the species or strain of animal used ( 8 - 10 ). (
  • Data on patient age, chemotherapy, surgical procedure, radiation therapy, Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), primary tumor pathology, Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS), and survival after treatment were collected from the patient electronic medical records. (
  • A spinal tumor is when unusual tissue begins growing and spreading in the spinal columns or spinal cords. (
  • Six of the animals' spinal cords were examined histologically, and five had acute or chronic damage to the spinal cord secondary to disc protrusion. (
  • The human neuronal stem cells were obtained from embryos by scientists at biotech company Neurostem Inc., transferred to Hopkins and implanted into the lower part of the rats' spinal cords about a month before the animals usually develop muscle control problems characteristic of ALS. (
  • The researchers used dissociated spinal cords to examine a reflex circuit between sensory and motor neurons. (
  • The researchers chose the 1a reflex, a simple, complete circuit they could analyze in the isolated spinal cords. (
  • Malfunction was evident in spinal cords taken from mice as young as four days old. (
  • Envision people tragically paralyzed whose injured spinal cords can be repaired. (
  • Expression profiling of gene expression in SOD1-G93A transgenic mouse spinal cords indicates extensive glial activation coincident with the onset of paralysis at 3 months of age. (
  • Thus, glial activation and adaptive responses to metal ion dysregulation are features of disease in this transgenic model of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (
  • Ann Neurol 2001;50:730 -740 An important clue to the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was provided by the discovery of mutations in the SOD1 gene encoding copper, zincsuperoxide dismutase (cu,zn SOD) in patients with a familial form of ALS.1 ALS causes the progressive loss of motor neurons from cortex, brainstem, and spinal cord with consequent paralysis and death. (
  • However unique proteins discovered in spinal fluid can distinguish those two groups from one another and also from people in normal health, according to new research conducted by a team led by Steven E. Schutzer, MD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, and Richard D. Smith, Ph.D., of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. (
  • The investigators analyzed spinal fluid from three groups of people. (
  • Spinal fluid is like a liquid window to the brain," says Dr. Schutzer. (
  • Taking advantage of previously unavailable methods for detailed analysis of spinal fluid, the investigators analyzed the fluid by means of high powered mass spectrometry and special protein separation techniques. (
  • This research represents the most comprehensive analysis of the complete spinal fluid proteome (collection of proteins) to date for both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Neurologic Post Treatment Lyme disease (nPTLS). (
  • However these results call those previous suppositions into question, According to Dr. Schutzer, spinal fluid proteins can likely be used as a marker of disease, and this study provides a starting point for research in that area. (
  • The researchers used the ADNI database to compare cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in more than 100 people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, 200 people with mild cognitive impairment and over 100 cognitively normal subjects. (
  • Also, spinal cord fluid can be examined for an inflammatory disease in the spinal cord. (
  • The implanted pump and catheter (tube that delivers the drug from the pump to the fluid around the spinal cord) are placed under the skin during a surgery. (
  • Some complications that you may experience with the surgery include infection, meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and central nervous system), spinal fluid leak, paralysis, headache, swelling, bleeding, and bruising. (
  • Researchers in Belgium have discovered that they can predict Alzheimer's by analyzing spinal fluid, reports the CBC. (
  • They found that a specific protein signature was present in the spinal fluid of 90 percent of the individuals who had been diagnosed with AD and in 72 percent of those with a mild cognitive impairment. (
  • Does lumbar facet fluid detected on magnetic resonance imaging correlate with radiographic instability in patients with degenerative lumbar disease? (
  • Spinal intradural arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid -filled sacs that are located between the spinal cord and the arachnoid membrane (one of the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord). (
  • Degenerative disc disease also happens normally in a gradual progression due to age and a loss of fluid in the discs, but does not usually cause a problem in this capacity. (
  • Of more than 2500 proteins found in the spinal fluid of volunteers, 724 were unique to healthy patients, 738 to chronic fatigue syndrome patients, and 692 to post lyme disease syndrome patients, differences between the illnesses that researchers can investigate further. (
  • Now, scientists examining the complement of proteins in spinal fluid have found that CFS patients carry a subset of proteins unique to their spinal fluid, compared to healthy volunteers. (
  • This disease affects the central nervous system of the dog and can progress to affect the cervical and lumbar portions of the spinal cord in later stages. (
  • Electrophysiological studies revealed neurogenic changes in the muscles innervated by lower cervical spinal cord. (
  • 5,6) In patients with spinal cord disease, most common presentation is transverse myelitis, affecting the cervical and dorsal areas. (
  • Spinal column is made up of bony vertebrae (7 cervical, 13 thoracic, 7 lumbar, 3 sacral and variable number of caudal vertebrae). (
  • Spinal cord is divided into functional segments (8 cervical, 13 thoracic, 7 lumbar, 3 sacral and variable number of caudal). (
  • Current Treatment Modalities for Spinal Metastases Secondary to Thyroid Carcinoma. (
  • Spinal metastases are associated with significantly reduced quality of life due to pain, neurological deficit, and increased mortality. (
  • Treatment options for patients with thyroid spinal metastases include radioiodine therapy, pharmacologic therapy, and surgical treatments, with recent advances in radiosurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery as well. (
  • We have proposed a three-tiered approach to the management and practical algorithms for patients with spinal metastases from thyroid carcinoma. (
  • The introduction of novel and improved techniques for the treatment of spinal metastases has created the opportunity to significantly improve control of metastatic tumor growth and the quality of life for the patients with spinal metastases from thyroid cancer. (
  • Multidisciplinary treatment including medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical consultation is necessary to provide comprehensive therapy for patients with spinal metastases. (
  • In this retrospective series, the authors identified at their institution those patients with spinal metastases who had received radiation therapy alone or had undergone surgery with or without radiation therapy within a 6-year period. (
  • Two hundred thirty patients with spinal metastases were identified, 109 of whom had undergone surgery with or without radiation therapy. (
  • Diskospondylitis Diskospondylitis /spinal epidural empyema. (
  • Recently, researchers from Duke University published a study revealing that treatment of the condition through cell therapies " may stop or reverse the pain and disability of degenerative disc disease , and the loss of material between vertebrae," according to MedicalXPress. (
  • Patients with serious degenerative spinal disease, a painful condition in which the normal function of spinal vertebrae breaks down, are presented with what can be a confusing array of surgical options. (
  • Spinal fusion is a "welding" process by which two or more of the vertebrae that make up the spinal column are fused together to heal into a single solid bone. (
  • Through vertebrae runs the vertebral canal inside which the spinal cord is protected. (
  • Intervertebral disk is a cartilaginous pad between two adjacent vertebrae and lies beneath spinal cord. (
  • Notwithstanding the advent of this and other therapies for SMA, it is unclear whether the paralysis associated with the disease derives solely from dysfunctional motor neurons that may be efficiently targeted by restricted delivery of SMN-enhancing agents to the nervous system, or stems from broader defects of the motor unit, arguing for systemic SMN repletion. (
  • A new study refutes previous claims that ancient Egyptian royals were afflicted with a kind of spinal joint inflammation called ankylosing spondylitis. (
  • Buerger's disease (BD) is characterised by segmental inflammation of medium and small size arteries, affects mainly young adult men, and is more prevalent in the southeast Mediterranean and the Far East. (
  • Severe spinal cord inflammation can lead to disability. (
  • Our study increases awareness that patients may benefit from referral to specialized care centers to correctly diagnose a specific cause for spinal cord disease rather than lumping patients into a category prematurely as having spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause," Dr. Keegan says. (
  • Patients with this lingering Lyme disease, known as neurologic post treatment Lyme disease, shared some proteins in common with CFS patients - such as those involved in inflammation. (
  • All had disease onset after age 40 and met the criteria established by the Assessments in Ankylosing Spondylitis (ASAS) group for axial spondyloarthritis. (
  • The results validated the scientific credibility of the hypothesis that patients with nonradiographic disease should be included -- along with those meeting all criteria for ankylosing spondylitis -- in the broader category of axial spondyloarthritis, he stated. (
  • Can you explain the disease ankylosing spondylitis? (
  • To determine the relationship between anthropometric measurements and disease activity, functional capacity, quality of life and radiology in Spanish patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). (
  • Plastic Changes in the Spinal Cord in Motor Neuron Disease," BioMed Research International , vol. 2014, Article ID 670756, 14 pages, 2014. (
  • SMA is a rare genetic disease caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. (
  • Diseases that selectively attack these neurons are called motor neuron diseases . (
  • As the name suggests, motor neuron diseases reduce a person's ability to move. (
  • In some forms of motor neuron disease, such as ALS, both upper and lower motor neuron functions are affected. (
  • Motor neuron diseases are rare conditions that progressively damage parts of the nervous system which regulate movement. (
  • Motor neuron disease can appear at any age is most often seen in people over 40. (
  • To test the hypothesis that as there is growing evidence that corpora amylacea, or amyloid bodies, in the CNS are derived primarily from neurons, it might be expected that their numbers in the spinal cord would decline with loss of neurons in motor neuron degeneration as they do in the retina on destruction of ganglion cells by glaucoma. (
  • The numbers of corpora amylacea were counted in PAS stained transverse sections of the lumbar cord from 27 patients with motor neuron disease and 21 control subjects of similar age and sex mix. (
  • However, their densities in the grey matter of the anterior horn were significantly reduced in the spinal cord sections in the motor neuron disease group, but only where few motor neurons remained. (
  • Oxidative damage to protein in sporadic motor neuron disease spinal cord. (
  • Sporadic and familial motor neuron diseases are clinically and pathologically very similar and may share common pathophysiological mechanisms. (
  • We investigated oxidative damage to proteins in the lumbar spinal cord by quantifying the protein carbonyl level from 19 patients with sporadic motor neuron disease, 8 neurologically normal control subjects, and 11 neurological disease control subjects, most of whom had slowly progressive neurodegenerative disease. (
  • These data contribute to the emerging evidence that oxidative damage may play a contributory role in the neuronal death in sporadic motor neuron disease. (
  • This mechanism may be particularly important in a subset of patients with motor neuron disease. (
  • Shaw PJ, Ince PG, Falkous G, Mantle D. Oxidative damage to protein in sporadic motor neuron disease spinal cord. (
  • Ann Neurol 1995;38:69 1-695 The cause of selective neuronal death in motor neuron disease (MND) has not been established. (
  • Mutant human cu,zn SOD causes motor neuron disease when expressed at high levels in transgenic mice, indicating that disease is caused by the presence of the altered protein.2 Expression of wild type human cu,zn SOD at the same level does not cause disease. (
  • all of which affects the timing and severity of motor neuron disease. (
  • In the long run, however, reduced availability of the SMN protein results in gradual death of motor neuron cells in the anterior horn of spinal cord and the brain. (
  • Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder. (
  • Alzheimer's disease is characterized by brain abnormalities called plaques and tangles. (
  • Several lines of research funded by NIH aim to reliably diagnose Alzheimer's disease as early as possible. (
  • Researchers led by Drs. John Trojanowski and Les Shaw of the University of Pennsylvania set out to further investigate the use of biomarkers in predicting Alzheimer's disease. (
  • Their work was based on data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a collaborative research effort supported by NIH's National Institute on Aging (NIA) and others. (
  • They found that the Alzheimer's signature was present in all 57 subjects who had mild cognitive impairment and progressed to Alzheimer's disease over the next 5 years. (
  • The presence of the protein signature in more than a third of the cognitively normal subjects suggests that Alzheimer's disease may be active and detectable earlier than researchers had previously thought. (
  • The scientists found that the cognitively normal group with the Alzheimer's signature was enriched in carriers of the apolipoprotein E ε4 gene variant-a well-characterized risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. (
  • With further development, this research may one day allow doctors to identify healthy people at risk for Alzheimer's disease. (
  • This same work also has implications for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, both diseases in which key brain cells stop working properly. (
  • Researchers have found out a key protein that can block the degenerative process of the brain diseases like Alzheimer's disease and many other similar diseases. (
  • A study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has identified several new compounds that could play a role in preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative conditions of the nervous system. (
  • Evidence suggests neurotrophins may play a role in Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases and conditions, says lead and co-corresponding author Stephen M. Massa, MD, PhD, a neurologist at SFVAMC. (
  • In Alzheimer's disease, some of the brain cells that die - including neurons in the hippocampus, which plays an essential role in memory - express the p75NTR binding site, indicating they may be dying because neurotrophins are binding to them, says Massa. (
  • Because the new compounds bind with p75NTR in place of neurotrophins, they may provide a means of preventing damage that neurotrophins would otherwise be causing in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and conditions, he says. (
  • What would you do if you knew that you would eventually become one of the half-a-million Canadians currently struggling with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or some form of dementia? (
  • While Alzheimer's disease does not have a cure, early detection may give people a chance to implement lifestyle changes'diet and exercise, for example'to slow its progression. (
  • Would you want to know if Alzheimer's disease was in your future? (
  • Eloise Mikkonen from the University of Tampere, Finland, is part of a collaborative project investigating a connection between herpes simplex virus and Alzheimer's disease. (
  • Included in the subset are proteins implicated in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, supporting the idea that CFS has an underlying neurological cause. (
  • There are other patients in the elderly group (those over 66 to 75 years old), who may or may not have a history of scoliosis, and developed progressive deformity as a result of metabolic bone disease like osteoporosis or osteomalacia. (
  • Case study: the triad of spinal pain, spinal joint dysfunction, and extremity pain associated with 'Wii-itis' in 4 pediatric cases respond well to chiropractic treatment. (
  • Promoting quality health care for people with spinal cord dysfunction. (
  • Serving veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord dysfunction. (
  • Cell death in human rabies may be delayed in spinal cord and the reticular activating system, such as brainstem, thus explaining absence of weakness due to spinal cord dysfunction and preservation of consciousness. (
  • Involvement of the spinal cord as part of the diffuse type of parenchymal NBD pattern was reported in about 10% of NBD cases in some series, whereas isolated spinal cord disease is an uncommon presentation observed in about 2% of patients with neurological involvement. (
  • Post-surgical implant-associated spinal infection (IASI) is one of the most common causes of morbidity following spinal surgery and can potentially lead to neurological sequelae and disability. (
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome is a neurological disorder. (
  • A neurological disorder which is caused by tissue attachments which tend to limit the movement of the spinal cord within the spinal column is known as the Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome. (
  • Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord within the spinal column. (
  • 0.04) compared to the neurological disease control subjects. (
  • The flipside of this is now that life expectancy has increased, cardiovascular disease is the second-most common cause of death for people with SCI - behind respiratory complications - according to a study published in the June 2017 International Spinal Cord Society . (
  • Most types of the disease are inherited as an autosomal (not sex-linked) dominant trait . (
  • The disease has an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance, indicating that one copy of the mutant gene is sufficient to cause disease. (
  • Finally, it will provide an overview of classification systems for spinal instability, finishing with the validated Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS). (
  • Parkinson s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by progressive dopamine brain cells loss. (
  • This review will discuss how SMN1 and SMN2 CNVs are detected and why accurate measurement of SMN1 and SMN2 copy numbers is relevant for SMA and other neurodegenerative diseases. (
  • Neurodegenerative disease (e.g. (
  • Our review shows that specialty centers are able to identify specific causes for presumed inflammatory spinal cord disease that has been listed without a known cause," Dr. Keegan says. (
  • Disease processes that affect nervous system classified according to pneumonic mean DAMNITV (degenerative - anomalous - metabolic - neoplastic - nutritional - inflammatory/infectious - traumatic - toxic - vascular). (
  • In contrast, a retrospective study of 13 lions (Panthera leo), 16 tigers (Panthera tigris), 4 leopards (Panthera pardis), 1 snow leopard (Panthera uncia), and 3 jaguars (Panthera onca) from the Knoxville Zoo that died or were euthanatized from 1976 to 1996 indicated that degenerative spinal disease is an important problem in large nondomestic felids. (
  • Eight (three lions, four tigers, and one leopard) animals were diagnosed with degenerative spinal disease. (
  • Degenerative disc disease can occur if a disc is injured. (
  • Spinal intradural arachnoid cysts are often present at birth and are caused by developmental abnormalities in the spinal cord that occur during the pregnancy. (
  • If an individual is diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, treatment might come in the form of an artificial disc replacement, surgery or a form of non-operative treatment. (
  • Anterior spinal cord syndrome in a patient with behcet's disease. (
  • Here we report a BD patient with spinal cord disease that is notable because he was presented with anterior spinal cord syndrome (ASCS). (
  • This rare syndrome is caused by hypoperfusion of the anterior spinal artery, leading to ischemia in the anterior two thirds of the spinal cord, and to our knowledge has not been previously reported in patients with BD. (
  • The anterior horn of the spinal cord (also known as the anterior cornu) contains the cell bodies of motor neurons that affect the skeletal muscles. (
  • These include the anterior and posterior median veins (usually one predominates) and the anterior spinal artery, which are located on the cord surface, as well as the great anterior and posterior medullary veins and the (great medullary) artery of Adamkiewicz, which course between the cord and the dura. (
  • The normal anterior spinal artery and artery of Adamkiewicz were not shown, nor were they observed on MR angiograms of patients with dural AVFs. (
  • Prognosis of this disease is not positive, as it is the degeneration of the animal's spinal cord, leading to loss of numerous bodily functions. (
  • Overall, the long-term prognosis is poor for animals who have been diagnosed with this disease, since it is degenerative in nature. (
  • The prognosis for Kennedy's disease is fairly positive. (
  • 10- 12 Thus, the prognosis for each child must be defined not by the subtype of the disease but by individual disease progression. (
  • "This type of work helps us to see beyond first generation, 'gee-whiz' nanotech applications like better tennis racquets or anti-static fabrics, and reach for an end to human suffering from Parkinson's, heart disease, and even cancer. (
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  • The medical record, radiographic data, and the necropsy report of each animal were examined for evidence of intervertebral disc disease or spondylosis. (
  • Infarction of the spinal cord can be caused by occlusion of spinal cord arteries or veins (or both) with fragments of fibrocartilage, believed to arise from the intervertebral discs. (
  • The Neuro-Informatics Laboratory studies the genetic underpinnings of spinal nerve disease, with a goal of establishing new treatments that may use genetic or stem cell interventions to slow down or reverse degeneration or enhance regeneration of the intervertebral disk, facet joint and spinal cord. (
  • Intervertebral disk diseases is an uncommon cause of paresis in cats. (
  • Disk herniation, (extrusion or protrusion) Intervertebral disk disease . (
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  • The odds of a person with SCI developing cardiovascular disease are 2.72 times greater than in the general population, according to a study published in the August 2013 issue of Neurology that looked at a cross section of 60,000 individuals in the Canadian Health Care system. (
  • Although seen less commonly than in dogs, spinal diseases are important causes of disability in cats and represent a high proportion of the caseload in a neurology referral center. (
  • Marie's 'famous lectures on diseases of the spinal cord' (Haymaker & Schiller, Founders of Neurology, 2d ed., p. 476). (
  • Although only 10-20% of the SMN2 gene product is fully functional, increased genomic copies of SMN2 inversely correlates with disease severity among individuals with SMA. (
  • Because SMN2 copy number influences disease severity in SMA, there is prognostic value in accurate measurement of SMN2 copy number from patients being evaluated for SMA. (
  • Severity of the disease process when combined with results of diagnostic tests. (
  • Maternal QALY was used to measure the combined effects of caring for a child who suffers from the disease with resultant premature death and disability. (
  • Rabies virus preferentially involves brainstem, thalamus and spinal cord in human furious and paralytic rabies beginning in the early stage of illness. (
  • The objective of our study was to determine whether brainstem and spinal cord in rabies patients are lacking of either apoptosis or mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) or both which, in turn, may explain this escape phenomenon. (
  • Anyone had a lumbar puncture/spinal tap? (
  • A spinal tap (lumbar puncture) may be done to check for meningitis or a brain infection (encephalitis). (
  • This may lead to compression of the nerve root of the spinal cord and result in pain of the lower back and lower extremities. (
  • The human spinal cord is a bundle of nerve cells and fibers approximately 17 inches long that extends from the brain to the lower back. (
  • If surgery is not advisable, spinal cord nerve roots may be cut to relieve pain. (