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The Journal of Spine is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing an overview of human Spine
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"A series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the small of the back, enclosing the spinal cord and providing support for the thorax and abdomen; the backbone.The Journal of Spine explicates the complicated aspects of the skull to the small of ( read out more interesting...)"

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Discovered Internal Clock of Neurons: Innovation in Spinal Regeneration

Discovered Internal Clock of Neurons: Innovation in Spinal Regeneration | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it
Towards the journey of repairing and regeneration of damaged nerve cells, a new breakthrough leads to rejuvenate the damaged CNS neurons. The nerves cell ...
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The neuronal axon follows the Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signals & pathways by crosstalk with other pathways during their development. Sonic Hedgehog releases a chemical signal during embryonic development, specifically to notochord & floor plate which is crucial for brain & spinal cord development

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Characteristics of Clinical and Imaging Findings in Adolescent Lumbar Spondylolysis Associated with Sports Activities

Characteristics of Clinical and Imaging Findings in Adolescent Lumbar Spondylolysis Associated with Sports Activities | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it
Background: Adolescent lumbar spondylolysis is considered to be a fatigue fracture caused by repeated mechanical stress and sports activities are often thought to be the cause.
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Adolescent lumbar spondylolysis is considered to be a fatigue fracture caused by repeated stress between the zygapophyseal joint and the adjacent areas, and sports activities are often thought to be the cause. While it has been reported that early diagnosis and therapy increase the rate of union, the incidence of pseudarthrosis remains high in clinical settings.
 
The incidence of lumbar spondylolysis has been reported to be between 3%–6% [1-3] and 4%–10% among patients with Low Back Pain (LBP) as the chief complaint [4,5]. In athletes, the incidence of lumbar spondylolysis during adolescence ranges from approximately 15% to 50%

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Current Status and the Future of Spine Radiosurgery

Current Status and the Future of Spine Radiosurgery | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Spine Radiosurgery (SRS), also known as spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), represents a stark departure from the treatment of spinal metastases with conventional radiation.

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With advances in radiation technology that includes sophisticated body immobilization devices, intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and robotic technology we are now able to dose escalate spinal metastases, and deposit 2 to 6 times the biologically effective dose as compared to conventional radiation while still sparing the spinal cord to a safe dose

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The Inconsistent Data on the Effect of Vitamin D on Muscle Function

The Inconsistent Data on the Effect of Vitamin D on Muscle Function | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Proximal myopathy and muscular weakness are one of the hallmarks of severe osteomalacia, together with the defective mineralization of newly formed bone matrix and bone pain

 

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Muscles biopsy studies have demonstrated that prolonged Vitamin D deficiency may produce a selective atrophy of type 2 muscular fibers, which are characterized by short, fast bursts of power and rapid fatigue. The muscular tissue has a high specific nuclear receptor for 1,25-dihydroxyVitamin D [1,25(OH)2D], the active form of Vitamin D. In animal models, the presence of a non-functioning Vitamin D receptor (VDR) has been associated with subnormal muscle fibers, which presented with a diameter about 20% smaller

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Learning Regeneration by Water Monster

Learning Regeneration by Water Monster | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it
The axolotl, a Mexican Salamandar or Water monster is considered a model organism for the study of regeneration, and also for neoteny. An advantage is ...
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Recent discoveries say that the regeneration process in Axolotl gets disrupted by the activity of jumping genes or transposons. Therefore, it is necessary to downregulate the transposons before activating the genes responsible for regeneration, otherwise they would migrate throughout the genome, and thus interfere with the regeneration process. The two proteins piwi-like 1(PL1) and piwi-like 2 (PL2) were able to help in downregulation of the jumping genes in the axolotl.

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Comparative Modes of Failure: Trans-Sacral Rod Vs. Pedicle Screw for L5/ S1 Fusion - A Biomechanical Analysis

Comparative Modes of Failure: Trans-Sacral Rod Vs. Pedicle Screw for L5/ S1 Fusion - A Biomechanical Analysis | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Introduction: The L5-S1 trans-sacral axial rod represents a less invasive approach to spinal fixation. No study to date has biomechanically tested this device to failure to compare it to the more common pedicle screw instrumentation in the human cadaveric spine.

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Evoked Potential Monitoring during Spine Surgery

Evoked Potential Monitoring during Spine Surgery | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring is used in a variety of procedures. Various techniques are thought to be useful for the detection and prevention of neurological deficits. Mechanisms of thoraco-lumbar spinal cord injury during scoliosis surgery include ischemia and over-distraction of vertebral column. This injury can be potentially detected by standard tibial somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) thus reducing the risk of permanent paraplegia

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Thromboprophylaxis in Spinal Surgery – Current UK Practice

Thromboprophylaxis in Spinal Surgery – Current UK Practice | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Venous thrombotic events remain a common problem following both spinal cord injury and elective spinal surgery. Recent guidance has been issued by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the use of prophylaxis for these patients. This study was designed to show how spinal units in the United Kingdom (UK) are managing this risk for their patients. (read out more interesting…)"

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A Biomechanical Finite Element Study of Subsidence and Migration Tendencies in Stand-Alone Fusion Procedures – Comparison of an in situ Expandable Device with a...

A Biomechanical Finite Element Study of Subsidence and Migration Tendencies in Stand-Alone Fusion Procedures – Comparison of an in situ Expandable Device with a... | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

"Study Design: Biomechanical study using a finite element model of the lumbar functional spinal unit (FSU).

Objectives: To compare the biomechanics of a novel in situ expandable posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) device, with a traditional rigid cage used in a stand-alone fashion. (read out more interesting…)"

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Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

The basal ganglia (BG) are considered as motor region of the brain. It is central components of different cortical-sub cortical circuits. Each circuit encompasses multiple, functionally and anatomically distinct subcircuits and Dysfunction within them cause BG disorders like Parkinson disease (PD) and dystonia arises from disturbances within the BG-thalamo-cortical motor circuitry, whilst Tourette syndrome (TS) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) causes due to abnormalities within the limbic circuitry (read out more interesting... ).

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Percutaneous Treatment of the Spinal Metastases

Percutaneous Treatment of the Spinal Metastases | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Background: The spinal column is the most frequent site of bone metastases, and between 30% and 70% of patients with cancer will have evidence of spinal metastasis at autopsy 

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Lumbo-Sciatica as the Initial Presentation of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Lumbo-Sciatica as the Initial Presentation of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

"A 39-year-old man presented with lumbo-sciatica. C-Scan shows an aspect of herniated disc at the L5 level. He underwent emergent laminectomy and a tumor was found and biopsy made. The initial histological diagnosis was malignant lymphoma. (read out more interesting...)"

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Early Activation of CB1 and CB2 Receptors Caused Protective Response after SCI

Early Activation of CB1 and CB2 Receptors Caused Protective Response after SCI | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it
Spinal cord injury is caused by the resultant of dislocation, compression or damage occured in spinal/vertebral column. The secondary spinal cord damage ...
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It had been seen that the activation of cannabinoid receptors by endogenous ligands like arachidonoyl ethanolamide (AEA) or anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, may have therapeutic effects against SCI. Following SCI, the AEA is increased but there is a decrease in synthesizing enzyme mRNA, NAPE-PLD (N-acyl phosphatidylethanolamine phospholipase D) & and its degradative enzyme mRNA, FAAH (Fatty acid amide hydrolase).

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Journal of Spine- Open Access using online manuscript submission, review and tracking systems of OMICS Group for quality and quick review processing.


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Submit your manuscript at http://omicsgroup.info/editorialtracking/spine/SubmitManuscript.php 

Submit Manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at editor.jsp@omicsonline.org




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Cervical Sagittal Balance and Range of Motion Predict Outcome of Multilevel Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion

Cervical Sagittal Balance and Range of Motion Predict Outcome of Multilevel Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it
Background context: Extensive research is absent relating to effect of range of motion (arc) on cervical spine alignment and surgical outcomes after subaxial fusion.
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Improvement in outcome after multilevel ACDF was correlated with preservation of arc of cervical motion (C1 inclination) and increased postoperative extension (C2 tilt). Postoperative treatment should focus on optimizing cervical range of motion and alignment.

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Cardiovascular Disease in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Another Extra-Skeletal Feature of a Chronic Inflammatory Disorder?

Cardiovascular Disease in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Another Extra-Skeletal Feature of a Chronic Inflammatory Disorder? | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic idiopathic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the skeleton

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Considerable evidence exists that classical atherosclerosis risk factors are impaired to a greater degree in AS patients compared to non- AS subjects. Regarding lifestyle factors it is possible that AS patients engage in less physical activity due to pain, disability or depression

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Facet Syndrome: A Hidden Culprit in Neck and Low Back Pain?

Facet Syndrome: A Hidden Culprit in Neck and Low Back Pain? | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it
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Lumbar spinal facet joints were first suggested in the medical literature as a source of low back and lower extremity pain in 1911. Since then, the so-called “facetogenic back pain” has become a widely accepted, although still controversial entity in the radiologic and orthopaedic literature.

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Hemorrhagic Spinal Neuroenteric Cyst: A Case Report

Hemorrhagic Spinal Neuroenteric Cyst: A Case Report | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Introduction: Neuroenteric cysts are a rare type of spinal tumors that result of anomalies during embryonic development. A case with a rare haemorrhagic presentation is reported.

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A Case of Extraosseous Chordoma at the Cervico-Thoracic Junction

A Case of Extraosseous Chordoma at the Cervico-Thoracic Junction | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

Chordoma is a rare, slow growing tumour with aggressive local behaviour. It is of notocordal origin and arises along the cranio-coccygeal axis. Chordoma accounts for approximately 5% of all malignant bony neoplasms. About 50% arise from the sacrococcygeal region, 35% from the spheno-occipital region and 15% along the spinal axis.

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Technical Note: The 80/20 Technique for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion – A Combination of Open Decompression and Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation

Technical Note: The 80/20 Technique for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion – A Combination of Open Decompression and Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

"Objective: To illustrate a hybrid technique that involves a combination of open decompression and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) and percutaneously placed pedicle screws.( read out more interesting..)"

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Bilateral Cerebellar Infarcts from Vertebral Artery Insufficiency Caused by Cervical Osteophytes

Bilateral Cerebellar Infarcts from Vertebral Artery Insufficiency Caused by Cervical Osteophytes | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

"Background: In previous reports, the patients are described to have transient symptoms from physiologic rotation or extension of the cervical spine, resulting from a cervical osteophyte compressing the vertebral artery and causing vertebral artery...( read out more interesting)"

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Is Spinal Cord Regeneration Possible?

Is Spinal Cord Regeneration Possible? | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it
Many people died every year due to Spinal Cord injuries because its treatment and rehabilitation requires huge funds and most of them can’t afford ...
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Comparison of Motion Changes and Clinical Outcomes between Cervical Disc Replacement and Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in Single Level Cervical Degene...

Comparison of Motion Changes and Clinical Outcomes between Cervical Disc Replacement and Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in Single Level Cervical Degene... | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

"Cervical Total Disc Replacement (CTDR) has recently been developed as an alternative to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) in cervical degenerative disease to preserve the motion at the treated level. ( read out more interesting...)"

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Pullout Strength of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Plates: Fixed Versus Variable Angle Screw Designs

Pullout Strength of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Plates: Fixed Versus Variable Angle Screw Designs | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

"Purpose: To compare the pullout loads of variable versus fixed angle screws in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) plate/screw constructs in both foam and cadaveric models (read our more interesting….)."

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“Inflammatory Schmorl’s Nodes” as Subtle Early Manifestations of Inflammatory Spinal Disorders

“Inflammatory Schmorl’s Nodes” as Subtle Early Manifestations of Inflammatory Spinal Disorders | Journal of Spine | Scoop.it

"In general, most of disorders of spine are classified as mechanical, inflammatory, traumatic, developmental, infiltrative and metabolic disorders. They can be usually diagnosed by using detailed medical history, thorough physical examination ( read out more interesting....)"

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