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prospectively validate a fibronectin-aggrecan complex as a biomarker for response to ESI for radiculopathy with HNP
We will measure levels of the protein complex in the epidural space of patients undergoing lumbar ESI for radiculopathy with HNP. We assess functional outcomes at baseline and after treatment with the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 instrument (SF-36). Our hypothesis was that the complex is present in patients with clinically significant functional improvement after ESI.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Scuderi, Gaetano J., M.D.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:30-0400
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of XL TDR in patients with single-level degenerative disc disease compared to other devices approved by the FDA for th...
This study will look at the result of using the FLD device as an artificial lumbar disc. The study will compare the safety and effectiveness of the FLD artificial lumbar disc to an already...
This study will be a non-randomized trial consisting of patients with single level (C3 to C7) symptomatic cervical disc disease who have not previously received fusion surgery at the same ...
The purpose of this study is to establish the safety and effectiveness of the Advent™ Cervical Disc compared to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) in treating degenerative di...
The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the PRESTIGE® LP Cervical Disc as a method of treating patients with symptoms of cervical degenerative di...
Present the long-term clinical and radiographic comparison between the Prestige-LP cervical disc replacement and the Zero-p spacer cervical disc fusion in treatment of patients with symptomatic two-le...
The aim of the study was to identify inflammatory cytokines/chemokines associated with neuroinflammation and periphery-to-CNS inflammatory cross-talk in degenerative disc disease (DDD) and lumbar disc...
Anterior endoscopic techniques in cervical disc were found to be effective and safe. We report our experience of 210 patients of endoscopic disc removal by anterior approach which is largest series fo...
We report a rare case of cervical spine trauma through a cervical disc replacement and adjacent multilevel disc fusions. Cervical disc replacement (CDR) is a viable option for the surgical treatment o...
We describe a case of a 52-year-old male that returned from Togo after 2 years of living in precarious conditions. He was afebrile, complaining of lumbar back pain. MRI showed L3 and L4 vertebral body...
The dissolving of the NUCLEUS PULPOSUS, the semi-gelatinous tissue of a displaced INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. It is usually achieved by the direct injection of a proteolytic enzyme, especially CHYMOPAPAIN, into the herniated disc.
Fibrocartilage inner core of the intervertebral disc. Prolapsed or bulged nucleus pulposus leads to INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISPLACEMENT while proliferation of cells in the nucleus pulposus is associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION.
Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the NUCLEUS PULPOSUS has protruded through surrounding ANNULUS FIBROSUS. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
The replacement of intervertebral discs in the spinal column with artificial devices. The procedure is done in the lumbar or cervical spine to relieve severe pain resulting from INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION.
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...