High lumbar noninstrumented fusion rates using lamina autograft and Nanoss/bone marrow aspirate.

CONCLUSIONS: Fifty-nine patients with multilevel lumbar stenosis/OYL and other pathology underwent multilevel lumbar laminectomies/noninstrumented fusions using lamina autograft and Nanoss/BMA. Both dynamic X-ray/CT studies confirmed a 97% fusion rate an average of 4.9 months postoperatively. Nanoss/BMA contributed to a high posterolateral lumbar non instrumented fusion rate without complciations. PMID: 28808602 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Adam Bernheim, Joel Grunhut, Alex Tang, Ekramul Gofur, Janice Thai, Varun Mehta, Jonathan Stern, Nima Jadidi, Adam Hodes, Bernard Goldwasser, Amrita Arneja, David Krausz, Michael Coords, Steven Peti, Jerel Chacko, David SarkanyRationale and ObjectivesTo evaluate if incidental abdominopelvic calcified atherosclerosis (ACA) in patients under 50 years of age correlates with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Most studies evaluating calcific atherosclerosis and associated increased risk of CVD have concentrated on middle age and old...
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Abstract Cuscuta chinensis Lam. (Convolvulaceae) is an important herbal medicine widely used to improve sexual function, treat osteoporosis, and prevent aging, and has been reported to exhibit anti-osteoporotic effects in vitro. However, the activity of Cuscuta chinensis Lam. on glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis still remains unclear. The present study aimed to assess the protective effect and the underlying mechanism of action of Cuscuta chinensis extract (CCE) against glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in vivo. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups as follows: control group, osteoporosis ...
Source: Braz J Med Biol Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Excessive salt intake is a major public health problem in several countries, especially in China. However, few people are aware of their salt intake. The purpose of this study is to carry out salt intake test in routine physical examination, and to explore the salt intake of different populations and their correlation with diet. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Spot urine sample was collected to test urinary sodium and creatinine excretions for each participant recruited from physical examinations at the Third Xiangya Hospital. The Tanaka formula was used to estimate 24-h urinary ...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Findings from this study suggest that parental weight status is associated with the prevalence of hypertension in children presumably through influencing children's weight. Further studies are needed to establish causal inference. This study highlights the importance of parental lifestyle in children's health. PMID: 31826379 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: December 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 57, Issue 10Author(s): Sukhpreet Dubb, Stephanie Agar, Janhvi Shah, Paayal Shah, Tahir Mirza
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusions: Herniation of TMJ into the EAC is a rare condition, but can be encountered in the clinic at any time. This literature review could be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ herniation into the EAC.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusions: Stapedotomy and stapedectomy are effective surgeries that can be performed by experienced surgeons with successful hearing improvement. While high BMI patients may be a challenge to position appropriately for their surgery, this does not translate to altered otologic outcomes for these patients.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: OTOSCLEROSIS Source Type: research
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Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research
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Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research
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