CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling contributes to neuropathic pain via central sensitization mechanisms in a rat spinal nerve ligation model.

CONCLUSION: We demonstrate that the CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling pathway contributes to the development and maintenance of neuropathic pain via central sensitization mechanisms. Importantly, intervening with CXCL12/CXCR4 presents an effective therapeutic approach to treat the neuropathic pain. PMID: 30955244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: CNS Neurosci Ther Source Type: research

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A first-of-its-kind FDA approval represents a major win for Zimmer Biomet and, most importantly, the field of scoliosis treatment. Called The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System, the device is intended to treat growing children and adolescents whose spinal curves are approaching or have reached the range where surgical treatment is an option. It is intended to correct the most common form of scoliosis (idiopathic scoliosis) that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing. “This decision takes an innovative surgical approach, vertebral body tetherin...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news
Conclusions: Every child who presents with atypical scoliosis should have a complete physical examination and appropriate imaging studies seeking an underlying cause.Level of Evidence: V. PMID: 31413680 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Iowa orthopaedic journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Iowa Orthop J Source Type: research
Conclusions: A comparison of pre- and post-operative lateral radiographs showed 27° segmental lordosis correction, and intra-operative fluoroscopy showed correlation between extension of the table and segmental lordosis correction. Bilateral facetectomy and TLIF allows for segmental lordosis correction. Use of the hinged table allowed for ideal positioning during the decompression and controlled osteotomy closure with close correlation between table position and segmental alignment.Level of Evidence: V. PMID: 31413679 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Iowa orthopaedic journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Iowa Orthop J Source Type: research
Conclusions: Fractures after posterior spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis are rare and evidence for the appropriate management remains limited in the literature.Level of Evidence: V. PMID: 31413678 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Iowa orthopaedic journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Iowa Orthop J Source Type: research
Authors: Cheng Q, Zhang W, Lu Y, Chen J, Tian H Abstract The present study aimed to investigate and compare the analgesic effect and safety of ropivacaine or levobupivacaine in combined spinal-epidural anesthesia during childbirth and their effects on neonatal Apgar scores, as well as maternal and neonatal vital signs. A total of 615 maternal patients undergoing labor between April 2016 and March 2017 were divided into two groups according to the analgesic used for combined spinal-epidural anesthesia during childbirth: The ropivacaine group (n=318) and the levobupivacaine group (n=297). The onset time of analgesia ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Mechanical loading mediates human nucleus pulposus cell viability and extracellular matrix metabolism by activating of NF-κB. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Sep;18(3):1587-1594 Authors: Zhang K, Xue C, Lu N, Ren P, Peng H, Wang Y, Wang Y Abstract Lower back pain is one of the most frequent complaints in US orthopedic outpatient departments. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is an important cause of lower back pain. Previous studies have found that mechanical loading was associated with IDD, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, a human nucleus pulposus cell line was used to...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Condition:   Neck Pain Interventions:   Other: Cervical manipulation intervention;   Other: Placebo intervention Sponsor:   University of Valencia Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study is to compare clinical patient-reported outcomes and radiographic sagittal parameters between obese and non-obese patients following open posterior lumbar spine fusion (PLSF).MethodsA retrospective cohort study was conducted for patients who underwent open PLSF from 2011 to 2018. Patients were classified as obese as per Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines if their body mass index (BMI)  ≥ 30 kg/m2. Preoperative and final visual analog scale (VAS) back pain, VAS leg pain, and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) were obtained for both obese and non-o...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhen given a single hospital consultation and MRI, people in physically demanding jobs at risk of sick leave due to LBP did not benefit from a complex additional occupational intervention. Occupational interventions aimed at limiting biopsychological obstacles (e.g., fear-avoidance beliefs and behaviors), barriers in the workplace, and system barriers seem essential to reduce sick leave in patients with LBP. This study indicates that these obstacles and barriers may be addressed by thorough usual care. Trial registrationClinical Trials.gov: NCT02015572
Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: No short- or long-term effect was found of adding a lay-tutor to the educational sessions of a back school programme for patients with subacute low back pain with regards to functional activity, back pain, leg pain or general health. The main limitations are that the potential effect of including lay-tutors in the educational part of a back school programme as an intervention in itself has to be tested, and the programme has to be tested as a complete protocol. Also, no specific testing has been performed to confirm the ideal number of sessions in the programme. These issues should be addressed in another setti...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
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